Philippines not taking shorthanded Qatar lightly

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The slew of injuries have left Qatar no choice but to field in a young and inexperienced core and even force one of its veterans in Yasseen Musa to come out of retirement.The Qataris’ tough predicament, however, aren’t out to make excuses despite the tough predicament that they’re in.“We have a lot of young guys, new players so we don’t know how the game is gonna be but we are ready to play,” said the 38-year-old Musa, who called it quits after helping Qatar finish sixth in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship in Manila.Still, Gilas can’t afford to take its opponent lightly especially with the Nationals coming off an 81-73 loss to Iran on Thursday in Tehran.“There’s gonna be guys who come and step up in their absences so we have to treat this game like it’s do-or-die,” Wright said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Philippines guard Alex Cabagnot gestures against Iran. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas guards Alex Cabagnot and Matthew Wright said the Philippines can’t let its guard down against an ailing Qatar side on Monday night in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. The Qataris won’t be having four of their key players, including naturalized forward Trey Johnson, due to injuries, but Cabagnot and Wright know the team still can’t afford to play below par.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college AVC Asian Cup: PH fails to sustain strong start, falls to Australia in 5 sets Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “We’re treating everybody, we’re scouting everybody as how they should be. They should be respected,” Cabagnot told reporters Sunday on the eve of the Philippines’ closed-door duel at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“That’s not our problem. We’re gonna focus on whoever is going to be in their lineup. We know that there’s some pretty significant players that are injured who are not on the lineup but we can’t soften up or lessen our intensity just because of that,” Wright, who is making his return after serving a one-game suspension, said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJohnson and company were also sidelined against Australia on Thursday where Qatar absorbed a 95-43 whipping in Doha.“They’re the best of Qatar. Just because the four guys are not playing, it doesn’t mean the next guys coming in for them or playing more minutes for them are not capable of doing what the four guys are doing,” said Cabagnot. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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To contain Ebola Spread, Ann Sandell Distributes Educational Materials

first_imgAnn Sandell International School with support from a Switzerland-based non-governmental organization (NGO), Aid For Liberia, has embarked on the distribution of assorted anti-Ebola supplies among residents of ‘poor’ communities in Montserrado and Margibi Counties.Aid for Liberia is a group founded by Liberians living in Switzerland. The organization is aimed at helping needy Liberians with non-interest loans; benefiting the likes of market women and other institutions such as schools and vulnerable communities dwellers.Some of the items the school authority is distributing include reading materials for school-going children, who now sit home in the absence of functional academic institutions. Other supplies are several bags of 25-kg rice, scratch cards to enable community dwellers make call whenever they suspect any outbreak, flyers with Ebola preventive messages, etc.Ann Sandell Proprietor, Laybeah Gbowee, who is spear-heading the distribution exercise put the cost of the items at US1, 550. She said the money was provided through the kind gesture of Aid for Liberia leadership.“We are distributing these educational materials to enable students who are sitting at home in the wake of school closure to keep them learning as they await recommencement of classes,” Madam Gbowee declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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US$31M Sheriff St-Mandela Ave road upgrade to commence

first_imgWork on the Sheriff Street-to-Mandela Avenue road enhancement project is set to commence sometime this month, after years of being delayed by various technicalities.The Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) has said a US$31.03 million contract for the project had been awarded to Sinohydro Corporation Ltd back in November 2017, and the contract was signed the following month.The two-year project, which will cover approximately seven kilometres of road, is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and involves the following works: relocation of utilities, lane and shoulder improvements, placement of sidewalks and paved shoulders, traffic signals, traffic signs, streetlights, drainage, a pedestrian overhead walkway, culverts, bridges, and a roundabout.Residents living close to the road, as well as road users generally and the wider community, may be inconvenienced by traffic delays, dust, and general construction activities during the period of construction, the MPI has cautioned.“The Ministry wishes to emphasise that these impacts will be temporary, and will be constantly monitored to ensure their minimisation. The Ministry advises that persons take all necessary precautions (in negotiating that stretch of road while it is undergoing upgrade),” it added.Coordinator of the MPI’s Works Services Group (WSG), Geoffrey Vaughn, said Last month that the contractor has been mobilising and conducting preliminary works before the project commences.The IDB had, earlier last year, revised the scope of works on this road project, putting it on hold and delaying the opening of tenders for the project. This was done following discussions entered into with the Ministry of Finance aimed at achieving completion of the project before the loan deadline set by the IDB had expired.Initially, Loan-2741 was signed in 2012 to the tune of US$66 million, with a completion deadline of March 2018.The revised scope, which is anticipated to cost US$35 million, would include the relocation of utilities, for which the GTT and the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) have been contracted.The initial project was tendered twice: first in 2014, and then again in 2015, both times under the previous administration. On the second occasion, tenders were returned in May 2015, as none of the contractors was deemed responsive.The Public Infrastructure Ministry said last year that several of the internationally funded projects were unable to get a start in 2016, and the Sheriff Street-to-Mandela Avenue project was one of those that did not get off ground as anticipated.It was explained that Government had decided to have a review of this project with it being nullified twice, once in 2015 and then in 2016.“It was basically sent up for review, which has been completed; and that should be out for tendering at the end of this month, once we receive all the no-objections,” Geoffrey Vaughn of the MPI had noted.The review was conducted by the WSG Design Unit along with the consultant firm Egis, in association with SRK Engineering.last_img read more

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Gilmore claims another Bike Club victory

first_imgPlacing second and third were a couple of Haugans, as Chris Haugan finished in second with a time of 29:16, and Tate Haugan third, at 35:00.The trend continued for fourth place, where Nicki Haugan finished with a time of 35:03.The race also offered a reverse short course distance, where Sam Keats was the first to finish with a time of 40:04, followed by Adam Currie, at 47:25.- Advertisement -It’s right back to business Thursday evening, as the Club will race in a ‘Toony’ Cyclo Cross, beginning from North Peace Secondary School at 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Community events for the weekend of Aug 13

first_img Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 8th Annual Photo Scavenger HuntVisitor Centre Children & Family , Community , Art & Culture Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Shooting ClinicPomeroy Sport Centre Children & Family , Youth , Sports & Fitness Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 AM – 11.00 AM Active Star Summer CampEcole Central Elementary School Sports & Fitness Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 12.00 PM – 03.00 PM Leisure Pool Summer Theme Week – OlympicsNorth Peace Leisure Pool Children & Family , Youth , Community , Sports & Fitness Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 – Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 01.00 PM – 03.00 PM M.J. Domet – Book TourCentral Emporium Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 Last Race Day at Taylor SpeedwayTaylor Speedway Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Hitting ClinicPomeroy Sport Centre Youth , Sports & Fitness Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Typecenter_img Friday, Aug 12, 2011 – Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 08.00 PM “Falling Down the Well” PerformanceOn the Rocks Theatre & Performances , Art & Culture Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 PM Remedies Lounge Karaoke NightRemedies Lounge Music Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Goalie SchoolPomeroy Sport Centre Children & Family , Youth Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Elite ProgramPomeroy Sport Centre Youth , Sports & Fitness Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 PM Steve Brockley and Co. at Egan’sEgan’s Pub Music Below is a list of events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For a full list, visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/events or the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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La Ca?ada girls clinch tie for first

first_imgLA CA?ADA – Only a half game separated the top three teams in the Rio Hondo League girls soccer standings, but La Ca?ada High School took a big step forward on Tuesday. The Spartans entered the afternoon tied with Monrovia, and South Pasadena trailed only a half-game behind. Not only can Monrovia clinch a tie for the league title with a victory, but since the two teams tied 1-1 in their first meeting, the Wildcats can earn the RHL’s head-to-head tiebreaker with a win, and the league’s top seed for the CIF-SS Division IV playoffs. The Spartans are also still fuming about blowing a 1-0 lead in the final seconds and having to settle for a 1-1 tie in their first meeting at Monrovia. “We’re glad we clinched the title, but playing for the No. 1 seed will give us all the motivation we need,” Bilowitz said. “We’re still angry about giving up a late goal the first time. If we don’t give up that goal in the final 20 seconds, we would have clinched the title outright already.” Millie Beebe and Rachel Ragusa both scored for the Spartans, and that pair had plenty of help from their teammates. Spartans defender Jenelle Rotenberg floated a 30-yard free kick that left Beebe free and clear after beating an offside trap, and she finished nicely for a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute. Early in the second half, the always-dangerous Nancy Avesyan slipped a pass to Beebe, who had another free run at Tigers goalkeeper Taylor Thurman. This time, Thurman was able to toe-poke Beebe’s shot to her left, but Ragusa was there for an easy put-back and 2-0 lead in the 47th minute. “I was happy with the goals because both were a nice piece of work,” Bilowitz said. “But for the most part, I thought we could have played better. “We were sending too many long balls and that’s not our game, we like to keep it on the ground. But you have to give South Pasadena a lot of credit for that, because they were physical and took us out of our game.” Even with the loss, South Pasadena (9-8-6, 5-2-2, 12 points) can do no worse than third place with a win in its finale on Thursday against Temple City. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But the Spartans clinched at least a tie for the league title with a convincing 2-0 victory over visiting South Pasadena, while San Marino upset Monrovia, 1-0. While Spartans (12-4-3, 6-0-3, 15 points) coach Louie Bilowitz felt good about how everything unfolded, he cautioned that Thursday’s finale against Monrovia (10-5-3, 5-1-3, 13 points) is ultimately for the outright league title. last_img read more

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Florida faculty snubs Jeb but alumni group honors him

first_imgIn deciding not to give Bush an honorary degree, some faculty members cited concerns about Bush’s educational record in respect to the university. Some said his approval of three new medical schools has diluted resources. He also has been criticized for his “One Florida” proposal, an initiative that ended race-based admissions programs at state universities. But Spearman said the association selected Bush because he supported research at the University of Florida, and because of his efforts to provide funding for more faculty and create a statewide scholarship program. He said the association’s selection had nothing to do with the faculty’s vote. “What we did was in our own rights, not in our reaction to the Senate,” he said. An e-mail sent to Bush on Saturday seeking comment was not immediately returned. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Former Gov. Jeb Bush was snubbed for an honorary degree at the University of Florida – but he can still call himself an honorary alumnus. The board of directors of the university’s Alumni Association passed a resolution Saturday to make Bush an honorary alumnus. The move came on the heels of a 38-28 Faculty Senate vote Thursday to deny Bush an honorary degree. The main difference between the awards is that the degree is given by the university and the alumni association decides who receives honorary alumni status, said Steve Orlando, a University of Florida spokesman. The association extends the honor to a handful of people each year. “They might be in two different categories, but from the alumni perspective, we highly respect those that have been given or granted the status of honorary alumnus,” said Leonard Spearman, president of the University of Florida Alumni Association. last_img read more

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The city wants to make a move on curbside recycling

first_img“At this point, we’re saying ok, we’ve waited through all these milestones and nothing has changed,” Rogers said. “So we’re going to do what we were originally going to do, and that is fire up a program.”Currently, residents can subscribe for curbside recycling through the Eco-Depot or bring it to their centre.If the city goes through with their program, the cost will be added to your taxes and everyone will be included in the service, similar to garbage pick up. Active community members learned about the city’s strategic plan after rejecting a contract from Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC).The rejection is the result of industry vs. city, in which the industry was responsible for picking up the recycling while the city would still pick up part of the bill, such as the purchasing of blue boxes, a price tag of over $500,000.At the time, this did not seem feasible in the eyes of council.  – Advertisement -Grounds Manager and Director of Development for Fort St. John, Ken Rogers says after MMBC launched their provincial program, the city wanted to reconsider the proposal.“In hindsight, we should have just kept going and done what we were going to do,” Rogers explained.Although MMBC decided not to come into the city, instead sent out a Request for Proposal, which met a quick end after they rejected every bid that came forward.Advertisementlast_img read more

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CALLING ON SALESPEOPLE – DONEGALDAILY.COM WANTS TO MAKE YOU AN OFFER!

first_imgDo you love everything about Donegal and are you looking for a job in sales?Well Donegaldaily.com could be the answer.We are looking for sales staff in both Inishowen and in the south of the county to spark a business revival. In less than a year we are now Donegal’s leading news website with a certified 90,044 unique users according to online giant Google.And a million hits per month!Quite simply people online in Donegal, log onto Donegaldaily.com.We want dynamic salespeople to go out and contact businesses across Donegal and further afield and tell them why they should be on our website. If you think you have what it takes to introduce businesses to a world of online potential and increased sales, then contact us NOW!For people interested in working as ad reps for us in Inishowen contact Don on 085 8504125 or those interested in working in the south Donegal should contact 086 0691684.EndsCALLING ON SALESPEOPLE – DONEGALDAILY.COM WANTS TO MAKE YOU AN OFFER! was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ex-policymakers see Vietnam errors in Iraq

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Former Nixon Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made a rare appearance at the conference. He said he agreed to come out of admiration for the Kennedy family. Kissinger was greeted outside by about 25 protesters who chanted “Kissinger should go to jail, no bail.” He refused to directly respond to a question, submitted by the audience and read by a moderator, that asked if he wanted to apologize for policies that led to so many deaths in Vietnam. “This is not the occasion,” Kissinger said. “We have to start from the assumption that serious people were making serious decisions. So that’s the sort of question that’s highly inappropriate.” Kissinger also spoke about the war in Iraq, saying he supported the invasion. “We have a jihadist radical situation,” he said. “If the U.S. fails in Iraq, then the consequences will be that it motivates more to move toward the radical side. This is the challenge.” BOSTON – Former Nixon adviser Alexander Haig said Saturday military leaders in Iraq are repeating a mistake made in Vietnam by not applying the full force of the military to win the war. “Every asset of the nation must be applied to the conflict to bring about a quick and successful outcome, or don’t do it,” Haig said. “We’re in the midst of another struggle where it appears to me we haven’t learned very much.” The comments by Haig, Nixon’s chief of staff and also a secretary of state under President Reagan, came at a conference at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum examining the Vietnam War and the American Presidency. The conference brought together advisers from the Nixon, Johnson and Kennedy administrations, and talk turned to Iraq where the panelists saw parallels with Vietnam. Former Johnson adviser Jack Valenti said that the lessons of Vietnam have been “forgotten or ignored” in Iraq. “No president can win a war when public support for that war begins to decline and evaporate,” he said. Valenti, former head of the Motion Picture Association of America, added there was no such thing as a good war, saying “all wars are inhumane, brutal, callous and full of depravity.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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