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Dreamers stun Alab Pilipinas on last-second shot

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Korean football prospect makes history with La Liga debut LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ramos was furious after a non-call despite getting cut just above his left eye. He was ejected at the 8:27 mark with Alab trailing, 24-17.Caelan Tiongson also notched a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Alvano flirted with a triple-double with 11 points, eight rebounds and nine assists on top of two blocks.The loss had Alab slipping into a first-place tie with the Macau Black Bears at 6-2.The Dreamers, who lost to Alab, 86-72, in their first meeting this season in Sta. Rosa Laguna, stopped a two-game slide and improved to 8-4.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from ABLSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas took another heartbreaking loss this time, at the hands of the Formosa Dreamers, 73-72, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League at Changhua County Stadium in Taiwan.Formosa handed the Philippine side its second one-point defeat in three games. Alab lost to Malaysia, 72-71, on the road four days ago.ADVERTISEMENT The Dreamers leaned on the clutch shooting of guard Lee Hsueh Lin, who made two pressure-packed triples inside the last 20 seconds, including the game-winning basket with only a second left.Lee finished with seven points, three rebounds and seven assists with zero turnovers. Tevin Glass led Formosa with 24 points, nine rebounds and five steals.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 ChrissGuard Ethan Alvano put Alab, who came back from as much as 15 points down in the third quarter, ahead by one, 72-71, with 6.1 ticks to go but the Filipinos just couldn’t get a stop on the other end.Renaldo Balkman carried much of the load with 27 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks with Alab’s other Puerto Rican reinforcement PJ Ramos getting tossed in the second quarter. View commentslast_img read more

Africa Poised to be Self-Reliant

first_imgIn an effort to make Africa self-reliant in terms of food and rid the continent of its endemic poverty, Heads of State and Government attending the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will today, Thursday, January 30, launch 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security.The AU leaders will launch the themed year in a bid to bring hope to poverty-stricken Africans who go to bed hungry every day; even though their continent is home to an abundance of wealth that— when properly managed by their leaders— could make them self-sufficient.The summit will run from January 30 to 31, 2014.The event will also mark the tenth year since the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program; a program that was adopted by African leaders and partners to liberate the continents inhabitants from Poverty and Hunger.To bring this dream to fruition African leaders agreed to allot at least ten percent of the national budget to the improvement of agriculture activities and food security in their respective countries, though this is yet to be adhered to by many.According to the Executive Mansion, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf departed the country on Tuesday for Addis-Ababa to take part in this historic event at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU.Items on the agenda for consideration include the report of activities of the AU Peace and Security Council and the state of peace and security in Africa, as well as the activities of the Panel of the Wise alongside the renewal of its membership. The AU leaders will also discuss the report on the assessment of the African Standby Force and the operationalization of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises, as well as launch the final report of the High-Level Panel on Fragile States. Additionally, the Summit will consider the report of President Sirleaf, in her capacity as Chairperson of the High-Level Committee on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, on the proposed draft African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Yet another report to be reviewed is the outcome document of the African regional consultative meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will serve as inputs to the African Common Position. “On the heels of the AU Summit, President Sirleaf will hold bilateral meetings with representatives of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Environment Program and the European Union (EU), among others,” the Mansion said through a press release. Meanwhile, Africans have for far too long lived in abject poverty and been plagued with numerous diseases inspite of its abundance of natural resources. Among these resources are its large virgin rain forests and ideal varieties of soil capable of boosting agricultural activities on the continent.It is often said by political and economic pundits that the continents main problem has always been its lack of patriotic and visionary leaders who have failed and continue to fail millions of Africans by not properly managing the numerous natural resources the continent is endowed with.They say that for far too long the continent has been reliant on external support through aid and donations from donors as African leaders plunder its wealth.Bad governance and corruption are the chief causes of civil unrest on the continent and have become the order of the day. Statistics show that over 70 percent of Africans live on less than one United States dollar a day, a stark contrast to the lavish amounts many of the continents government officials are paid.The designation of this year as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security is a laudable one and if political will and support are injected, it may be the beginning of releasing Africans from the burden of poverty.While President Sirleaf is away from the country, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Morris Dukuly, will chair the Cabinet in consultation with Vice President, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More Police informants helping crime-fighting efforts – Hickens

first_imgCommander of A Division (Georgetown, East Bank Demerara), Clifton Hicken, has lauded the strengthened relations between the Police Force and the public, noting that the benefit of this is seen in successful crime-fighting efforts.At the annual A Division Career Fair held on Saturday, Commander Hicken pointed out to reporters that his Division now has some 18 youth groups under the Social Crime Prevention Programme and in those communities there has been a reduction in crime.Another pattern that the Commander said is evident is the passage of intelligence from the public to the Police, which he noted is critical to solving crimes.Other than the youth initiatives, Hicken added that a new policing phenomenon has been realised, namely ‘team policing’. This concept, he said, seeks to identify vulnerable areas within the community such as lack of illumination where there is large vegetation; abandoned houses; elders living alone; and mentally ill persons on the road who pose threats, following which preventative actions can be taken.“Coming out of the review from the team policing, intel-led policing would be realised so we know exactly where we are going to execute search warrants as against inconveniencing the masses. So it’s a collecting of new initiatives into a structure way and I think that is developing for us,” the Commander noted.‘A’ Division Commander Clifton HickenIn fact, he disclosed that based on information received through the strengthened relations, an exercise was recent conducted at the Golden Grove, EBD, sea dam area during which four suspects were arrested.“We broke that ring and we now have four persons in custody, and they will have four to five charges of break and enter and larceny. Similar exercises were done in Georgetown in the Tiger Bay area, where we recovered a set of stolen articles and so they too will be placed before the courts. We’ve also partnered with Leopold Street and Central Georgetown and again manage to make some arrests; in fact, one of the persons that were arrested was identified as a suspect in three robberies,” Hicken noted.This type of community involvement, the Commander added, could only develop trust. He further pointed out that the Force is also look at balancing its prevention and detection capacity.Hicken went on to outline that last year’s 19.2 per cent reduction in serious crime in A Division was as a result of strengthened relations with communities, stemming from the youth development initiatives.“Parents are now more receptive. I think they’re seeing what we’re doing as a good [thing] and there are now coming on board with us, which is overwhelmingly good for us,” he posited.The Divisional Commander further stated that with last year’s crime reduction being high, with continued collaborations with the communities A Division is projected to record yet another significant decrease in criminal activities.Over the past three years, the Guyana Police Force has embarked on a Social Crime Prevent Programme, the brain-child of Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud. The highly successful initiative aims at regaining public trust by engaging persons in skills training, sports and cultural activities.last_img read more

5 legal practitioners now Senior Counsels

first_imgPresident David Granger conferred five legal practitioners with the honour of Senior Counsel.With effect from January 1, 2019, the the long-serving legal practitioners, Guyana’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack, Stephen Fraser, Carole James-Boston, Robert Ramcharran and Rajendra Poonai will all be Senior Counsels.The Ministry of the Presidency in a statement on Monday said, “Five legal practitioners will be presented with their instruments of commission, elevating them to Senior Counsel at a ceremony to be announced later”.On January 18, 2018 President David Granger presented four long-serving legal practitioners with their instruments of commission, elevating them to Senior Counsel. The new Senior Counsels who were appointed are Kalam Azad Juman Yassin, Fitz Le Roy Peters, Andrew Mark Fitzgerald Pollard and Josephine Whitehead.They were all officially appointed at a ceremony held in the Baridi Benab at State House.Noting that the award of the honour of Senior Counsel recognises those whose service in the legal profession has evinced values and standards, the President said that the simple but significant ceremony constitutes, as President of Guyana, an important personal obligation.Back in 2017, nine Senior Counsels were appointed.last_img read more


first_imgThe reign of the no-makeup makeup is officially over.Spring/Summer 2016 catwalks were awash with colour and saw bright pink lips making a big comeback.YOUNGBLOOD Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick range has added three new vibrant shades, making sure your make-up look is on trend for Spring 2016. Formulated with emollients and Vitamin E, the luxurious lipsticks will give you a beautiful matte look that will last for hours. You can choose from three flattering shades; Sinful, Flirt and Fever (€19.50 RRP each), which are highly pigmented and will compliment any completion.Stand out from the crowd with Sinful, a bright fuchsia pink that is guaranteed to get you noticed.A soft pink that is anything but boring, Flirt will compliment any smokey eye and for a more daring look try Fever, a passionate fiery pink.Unique Features:· YOUNGBLOOD Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipsticks deliver a rich velvety colour that stays fresh-looking for hours.· The hydrating formula is lanolin-free and contains a special blend of natural oils and vitamins designed to protect and repair the lips. Key Benefits:· Made with natural ingredients such as sunflower oil and candellila wax and enriched with vitamin E to keep lips moist and protected.· UVA/UVB protection.· Feels exceptionally comfortable on skin.· YOUNGBLOOD Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipsticks are available in 32 shades.YoungBlood Pro Make-Up Artist Tips:· For longer-lasting colour, prime lips with a powder foundation and apply lip liner to the entire lip. Then apply lipstick using a clean lip brush. Finally, apply and blend concealer around the edges of the lips with a clean lip brush, to give the appearance of a fuller lip.· YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics is a full professional mineral makeup range made of natural, finely ground minerals from the earth — without any of the common irritants (including chemicals, dyes and preservatives) found in conventional makeup.· Created by former medical aesthetician, Pauline YoungBlood, many of the products contain signature mineral blends of Malachite, Rhodolite, Hematite and Zincite to help protect cells and tissue. During her career as a medical aesthetician, Pauline was in daily contact with patients who had severely traumatized skin from harsh laser treatments, acne, rosacea and cosmetic surgeries.Pauline began working with chemists to develop a suitable option — a product that would cover raw, inflamed or discoloured skin, while allowing it to breathe and heal. This led to her initial work with natural mineral cosmetics.“The concept of mineral makeup was great, but the quality was missing,” Pauline says. “The colors weren’t realistic; they were too pink or orange, and they looked artificial.”She began formulating her first loose mineral foundation, which provided excellent coverage and a natural appearance without clogging the skin. Pauline’s patients experienced such dramatic success with her new formula that they continued using it long after their skin had healed. Before long, patients and friends convinced her to make this natural mineral foundation commercially available, and in 1996 Pauline founded Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. All YOUNGBLOOD products are free from talc, parabens, oil and fragrance and have earned numerous beauty awards.DD BEAUTY: FIND YOUR PERFECT POUT WITH A NEW LIPSTICK AND PUCKER UP FOR SPRING was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by John2Share 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)Tags:Intimatte Mineral Matte LipsticklipstickRangeYoungBloodlast_img read more


first_imgCOLM PARKINSONFormer Laois senior footballer, Colm Parkinson, has been confirmed as the replacement for Mayo’s Ciaran McDonald for the All-Ireland preview night being held by the St Eunan’s GAA club at their social centre this Friday night, September 14th, at 8pm.Parkinson, who won the Leinster title in 2003, will be joined on the panel by former Derry forward, Joe Brolly and Manus Boyle who scored nine of Donegal’s 18 points in their All-Ireland final win over Dublin 20 years ago.A limited number of tickets, priced ten euro, are still available at Macs Mace Shop on High Road, and in Blake’s Bar and Brian McCormick Sports on Upper Main Street. MC for the event is Ciaran O’Donnell from the Donegal Democrat Newspaper Group. COLM IS SUPERSUB FOR ALL-IRELAND PREVIEW NIGHT was last modified: September 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:COLM IS SUPERSUB FOR ALL-IRELAND PREVIEW NIGHTlast_img read more

World Cup diary: Vodka breakfasts, a guide to Goughie and bye St Petersburg

first_img Adrian bumbs into a couple of Argentina supporters Producer Emma and I then went off into town and encountered two Argentina fans who were absolutely loco. Eddie and his girlfriend were so wonderfully and irrationally passionate about Argentina that they completely dismissed the notion that Brazil had any remote chance of winning this World Cup.There really is nothing like the tribal nature of football to turn even the most level-headed person into a deluded fool. It’s pretty much daylight by 3am in St Petersburg, which is quite annoying, especially as the curtains in my hotel room don’t quite stretch across to make the room totally dark.  The distinct lack of night-time is the only downside of this city and I’ll be sad to leave it when I fly to Sochi for the Portugal v Spain game. I’ll be basing myself in Moscow after that.So having woken up super-early, Goughie and I recorded our Daily Vodka shot slot. In Poland for the Euros six years ago we first discovered the habit of some Eastern Europeans of having vodka for breakfast. It really does happen, although I have never seen anyone pour vodka on their cornflakes – that seems to be very much an urban myth.I’m not a massive vodka fan (as explained in previous diary entries at this World Cup), although I found downing a shot of ice cold vodka first thing to be refreshing, a wake up for the whole body. Darren had his with an espresso and claimed it was magnificent. Always remember, drink responsibly.  And that includes you Alan. Our evening meal together was the last we’d share as a team of four on the trip. Darren was due back in England for the one-day series with Australia. It’s fair to say we made the most of it, although I am extremely glad I retired to bed before the vodka shots.I’ve done a number of trips with Darren and spent a lot of time in his company over the nine years we’ve been doing the show together. I consider him to be a friend, and his energy and humour will be missed by the team. But here’s my guide to “Being with Goughie”, and always be aware that he’s from Yorkshire and therefore doesn’t suffer fools gladly.When Darren needs food, drop everything and eat.When Darren needs the toilet, find one.Make sure you’ve got wifi because he’s just discovered Instagram and there’s no way he’s paying for data bolt-ons.Get him talking about the Tudors. Darren loves history, he even brought a book on the Tudors with him on this trip.When Darren needs a pint, you’re best off ordering two for him.He’s a good lad Darren Gough, I’m glad I’ve got him on my side in life’s battles. So we then decided to go on a boat trip, but of course it wasn’t a tourist day out. We decided to record some of the show on the boat, which was going fine until a rather aggressive bloke stormed to the back, where we were sitting, to tell us to shut up. It looked like he was just trying to impress his wife, so we carried on.The rest of the people on board seemed to love what we were doing. In fact we interviewed one of them for the show. Orlando the Peruvian had come to Russia with his family to watch the World Cup. Nice guy, and decent salsa dancer too. Him and Darren had a little dance off. Darren’s still got it. 5 Adrian Durham and Darren Gough are presenting talkSPORTs Drivetime show live from Russia 5 5 5 Adrian Durham is keeping us up to date with all the goings on in Russia as talkSPORT brings you unrivalled coverage of the 2018 World Cup.In his latest diary entry, the Drivetime presenter talks breakfasts with a difference, offers a guide to surviving Darren Gough and much more!   5 Visit on Friday for another update from Adrian Durham in Russia.last_img read more

Families on Skid Row to be targeted for services

first_imgConcerned by the large number of families living on Skid Row, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to direct officials to visit each shelter daily to ensure eligible families receive public benefits. Last December, the supervisors voted to declare zero-tolerance to families living on Skid Row and to provide them with an array of services. But in the first six months of the year, 358 families were contacted by the county’s Skid Row Outreach Team, including 199 families that declined referrals to county welfare offices for food stamps and hotel vouchers. “The environment has nothing positive about it,” board Chairwoman Gloria Molina said. “We know the number of sexual predators in the area, the derelicts, the drug abusers. It is not a place where a child should be.” Molina also directed the County Counsel’s Office to explore potential changes in the law that would allow the county to remove children from “neglectful and abusive” situations on Skid Row and place them in foster care. “Some people believe as long as the shelter and the child are clean there is nothing wrong with living on Skid Row,” Molina said. “I think those parents not willing to work with us may be subject to neglect laws. We need our lawyers to challenge whatever law it is to make those children safe.” Molina’s motion directs the Department of Children and Family Services to ensure that every child encountered on Skid Row is assessed and “appropriately referred.” Larry Adamson, president of The Midnight Mission, said the “very charged issue” boils down to what definition of abuse or neglect county officials would use in deciding whether to remove children from a homeless families. He said there are mentally ill parents who refuse county services and subject their children to living in a situation in most people’s minds that is abusive. “But if a mother is walking down the street with her children and doesn’t have a place to go, I don’t consider that abuse,” Adamson said. “I continuously balance that against the fact that we need to ensure children, if they are removed, are put in a foster system we can all have faith in as well, because it’s had its problems.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

Illinois State Clips Drake Men’s Basketball In The Knapp Center

first_imgThe Redbirds continued to exhaust Drake’s comeback efforts by stretching the lead to more than 20 in the final five minutes to cruise to the win in the Knapp Center. Story Links Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF) at Indiana State 2/2/2019 – 1 p.m. Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa – Illinois State became just the second visiting team to escape the Knapp Center with a victory this season in a 69-55 win over the Drake University men’s basketball team Wednesday evening. Drake (16-6, 5-4 MVC) was led by Nick McGlynn’s (Stoughton, Wis.) 15 points and seven rebounds while Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) added 11 points. The Bulldogs’ high-scoring offense was held in check by the Redbirds with the Bulldogs’ second-fewest points of the season on 40.4 percent shooting with just six three-pointers. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Livecenter_img Drake opened the game with a 12-4 lead and held the lead until Illinois State tied the contest at 19-19 with 7:13 left in the half. Four minutes later, a Fayne layup gave the Redbirds their first lead of the night and ISU did not relinquish that lead the rest of the night. “I thought we came out with great energy with an unbelievable crowd and the student section was tremendous,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “They [Illinois State] did a good job mixing it up, and we were a little stagnant. Everything was on the front of the rim, and it was one of those nights where we couldn’t get anything going and had no flow.” The Redbirds opened the second half on a 13-3 run to take a 14-point, 45-31, lead five minutes into the second half and never let the Bulldogs challenge that lead. Full Schedule Roster The Redbirds (13-9, 6-3 MVC) used a second-half surge and 22 points from Phil Fayne to push past the Bulldogs. “We couldn’t stay in it long enough to give ourselves a chance to make a run,” DeVries said. “We weren’t ourselves tonight for some reason and Illinois State showed why they’re one of the best teams in the league.” Drake takes to the road next looking for a bounce-back win Saturday afternoon at Indiana State. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgHER remarkable decision to have her hair shaved off on the Late Late Show has already raised €600,000 for charity – now Majella O’Donnell has joined the latest craze of posting a ‘no make-up’ selfie in a bid to raise more money.The 53-year-old wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell posted this picture on her Twitter account today and then joked: “I really haven’t a clue what I’m doing so I hope I don’t make a big boobie and post something I didn’t mean to post!”Majella underwent a double mastectomy last month after recovering from breast cancer. She’s now urging more donations to the Irish Cancer Society, to add to the hundreds of thousands of euro she raised last autumn.She is also backing the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day which takes place this  Friday, 28th March.The #nomakeupselfie trend, which has gone viral on both Twitter and Facebook, has helped raise huge funds for cancer charities around the world.Majella is hoping another €600,000 can be raised with the selfies on social media. Meanwhile husband Daniel – who is quitting tours next year to spend more time with his wife – is continuing his world tour.And meeting loads of people from Donegal.Daniel meets people from Donegal after his gig in PerthMAJELLA PUBLISHES ‘NO MAKE-UP’ SELFIE TO HELP RAISE MORE CASH FOR CANCER CHARITY was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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) Tags:daniel o’donnellMajella O’DonnellSelfieTwitterlast_img read more