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Foton, F2 Logistics favored

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Blaze Spikers handily defeated the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors (25-12, 25-14, 25-16) late Thursday for their 11th straight victory in the tournament.Meanwhile, the winner of the Collegiate Grand Slam side tournament will take home the Dominic L. Sytin trophy, in honor of the late United Auctioneers-UP team owner.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 Chriss“His contribution to the growth and development of Philippine volleyball is immeasurable,” said PSL chair Philip Ella Juico. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Vic Manuel left frustrated by knee pain as Aces go down 0-2 in PBA Finals 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 awardcenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom F2 Logistics veteran skipper Aby Maraño keeps the ball in play while teammates Kim Fajardo and Kim Dy look on. —AUGUST DELA CRUZFoton and F2 Logistics will be the favorites against their respective quarterfinal opponents on Saturday in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Tornadoes and the Cargo Movers will clash with the Cignal HD Spikers and the Cocolife Asset Managers respectively, starting at 4 p.m. Winners will join early qualifiers Petron and Generika-Ayala in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

District sued for banning Halloween Jesus costume

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – A Christian legal group has sued a school district on behalf of a 10-year-old boy who claims his rights to religion and free speech were violated when he was not allowed to wear a Jesus costume during Halloween activities. The complaint, filed in federal court this week by the Alliance Defense Fund, says officials at Willow Hill Elementary School in suburban Glenside told the boy Oct. 31 that he could not wear his faux crown of thorns or tell others he was dressed as Jesus. The principal, Patricia Whitmire, told the boy’s mother that the costume violated a policy prohibiting the promotion of religion, according to the lawsuit. Whitmire suggested that the fourth-grader, whose costume included a robe, identify himself as a Roman emperor, the suit states. Though the boy’s costume was rejected because of its religious nature, the principal allowed other students to dress up as witches and devils, according to the lawsuit. The boy and his mother are Christians who object to the pagan elements of Halloween. 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

Who’s saying what at the World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Fernando Santos joked that Cristiano Ronaldo is in such good form because of his own coaching skills © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:“He has a great coach.” Portugal boss Fernando Santos’s tongue-in-cheek response when asked why Cristiano Ronaldo is excelling at this World Cup.“These are our best boys. This matters to them. They love their country. They understand that this is the World Cup.”— Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko after Russia confounded their critics by producing the best ever start of a World Cup host nation with Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Egypt following their 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia.“I don’t know why everything is clicking for me at this tournament.”— Russia’s three-goal hero Denis Cheryshev is as bemused as most at the radical turnaround in the team’s fortunes.“You’ll see him tomorrow (Thursday). Olivier does not have the same style of play as the others. When he’s not here, we realise his usefulness even more.”— France coach Didier Deschamps on striker Olivier Giroud, who did not start their opening win over Australia.“If you could be a little bit more positive as well, that would be cool.”— Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane asking the media to lay off his France teammate Paul Pogba, who told French television at the weekend that he was “the most criticised player in the world”.“The Polish team will have to regenerate and recuperate.”— Coach Adam Nawalka’s blunt verdict after Poland’s 2-1 opening loss to Senegal.“He gets targeted a lot. He gets fouled a lot, lots of knocks.”— Philippe Coutino on his Brazil teammate Neymar, who was fouled 10 times in the five-time champions’ opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Breaking transfer news: Stoke complete stunning £18.3m deadline day deal

first_img1 Giannelli Imbula [left] in action for Marseille Stoke City have completed the club-record signing of Giannelli Imbula from Porto.Mark Hughes has been chasing the midfielder all month but the Potters were not willing to meet his sky-high valuation.However, Porto agreed to lower their demands and accepted an offer of £18.3m from Stoke over the weekend.The Frenchman, 23, has now signed a long-term contract with the Premier League club.The deal is another significant transfer coup for Stoke and smashes their previous record outlay of £12million, which they paid out for Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer.Imbula became Portuguese football’s most expensive player when he joined Porto from Marseille for €20m last summer.He struggled to make a major impact at Porto but remains highly-rated in his homeland and Stoke boss Hughes is confident he will be a success in the Premier League.last_img read more

Li’l Ewe’s helps to take care of baby, toddler needs online

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Li’l Ewe’s BUSINESS ADDRESS: P.O. Box 10046, Canoga Park PHONE: (818) 262-0859 WEB SITE: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita OWNER: Denise Bickers ESTABLISHED: Sept. 2005 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: one DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: An online delivery service. We provide personal, next-day delivery of baby and toddler needs. We assist members with their shopping while making them conscious of the “happenings” of childhood. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? yes WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? As a mother of two toddlers, I realized there was a need for this service. There is never enough time to shop mindfully while caring for multiple children. So why do it? WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? Discussing it with a family member. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? one year WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Contacted vendors, did product research and business planning. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $4,500 from savings. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? The market and my associate business persons. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? That perishable goods have expiration dates. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $50,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To see refrigerated trucks driving nationwide. To be considered for a small-business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want 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


first_imgJoseph Duffy has said he won’t become embroiled in a war of words with Conor McGregor – because he’d prefer to do his talking in the UFC octagon.Duffy has made a sensational start to life in the UFC – and is the last man to inflict defeat on UFC kingpin Conor McGregor. The popular Donegal man was due to headline UFC Dublin – but was forced to withdraw from the fight after suffering concussion in sparring.Duffy is heading back to Canada to prepare for the rearranged bout with Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas on January 2nd.However, when asked was he disappointed that McGregor had taken aim at him on social media – Duffy said he wasn’t surprised.Duffy also said that all the stuff McGregor says will come back and bite him on the ass. Duffy said, “That didn’t surprise me in the least.“Any opportunity Conor gets to have a little dig, he’s going to have one. We know what his beef is. He’s still got that thorn in his side over me beating him.“If Conor is willing to kick a man when he’s down it says more about him than it does about me.” As always, I’ll leave him to it and do my own thing. His opinion doesn’t really matter. I don’t really care what he has to say.“It’s only a matter of time before all this stuff comes back to bite him in the ass. If we fight, I’ll do my talking in the octagon. I’ll prove it on the night, not on Twitter.DUFFY – “I’LL FIGHT MCGREGOR IN THE OCTAGON – NOT ON TWITTER was last modified: November 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportUFClast_img read more

Protesters welcome withdrawal of oyster application license

first_imgProtestors have welcomed the withdrawal of an application for the oyster farm at Keadue strand was withdrawn, following local opposition to the location proposed.Declan McHugh of Sweeney McHugh Solicitors in Dungloe, released a statement last night (WED) on behalf of Manus Bonner of Belcruit, Kincasslagh, who had made the application to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine for an aquaculture license, “with the intention of returning home to operate the business”.The statement said “It was our client’s intention that such licence could be used along with the family lands to create a sustainable commercial business, which would have brought investment and employment to the area. “However, since the application for the licence has been advertised locally, our client has become aware of resistance to the proposed venture locally.“It was never our client’s intention, nor that of his family, to create any hostility or contention with his neighbours or the people who regularly use Keadue Strand.“While our client does not fully concur with the impact that the proposed venture would have on the Keadue Strand, having spent much time and resources planning the application, he has fully accepted the concerns raised by the local people and the submissions that have been lodged in opposition to the application for the above-mentioned license.“Our client, therefore, has instructed us to write to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine to inform them of his intention to withdraw his application and further instructs us that he does not intend to make any further application at a later date in this regard.” Mr. Bonner’s was one of two applications submitted recently for oyster farms in the area.It is not known the status of the current application applied for overlooking Cruit Island in the name of Benedetta M.C. CazzamaliProtesters welcome withdrawal of oyster application license was last modified: October 13th, 2016 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

Huge sadness at passing of much-loved Fanad woman Aine Friel

first_imgA cloud of immense sadness has fallen on the Fanad community following the passing of Áine Friel. Ms Aine Friel, RIPMs Friel, who was an inspirational and popular local woman, died on Sunday at the age of 28.She passed away peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital. Ms Friel had countless friends in her local area and beyond, as her positivity and passion touched the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.Born with brittle bone disease, Ms Friel was passionate about promoting equal rights for people with disabilities. She lived independently in Fanad and was also a keen ambassador for the area through her beautiful photography.She was well-known for her bright smile, her upbeat spirit, her advocacy and, of course, her style.She is predeceased by her parents Emmanuel and Margaret and her sister Shiela. Her funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, 3rd April in her home parish.Áine’s remains will repose at her home at Cashelprehan, Portsalon from 6pm on Monday evening (1st April).Removal on Wednesday (3rd April) at 10.30am going to St. Columba’s Church, Massmount, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. Rosary each night at 9pm.A memorial bench is being arranged for the Friel family. Donations in lieu of flowers will go towards the placement of this bench c/o Annette Curran or Mc Ateer Funeral Directors.Huge sadness at passing of much-loved Fanad woman Aine Friel was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Aine FrielFanadRIPlast_img read more

SA’s Baker crowned Big Wave world surf champ

first_img SAinfo reporter Grant Baker (RSA) 2 459.00 ptsKen Collins (USA) 1 140.13Nic Lamb (USA) 1 117.50Shawn Dollar (USA) 938.50Kohl Christensen (Haw) 864.88 2 April 2014 South African surfer Grant “Twiggy” Baker has been crowned the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) world champion after racking up more than double the number of points of any of his competitors during the 2013/14 BWWT season.‘I gave it my all’ “I gave it my all this year, basically put my personal life on hold and went for it,” said Baker after being confirmed as the champion on Monday. “I only surfed big wave boards for almost nine months. I looked for the most testing, biggest conditions on every swell, even if I knew a perfect point around the corner was going off, and I worked on my mental and physical wellbeing, so I was in the best possible condition to compete.”Two victories The 40-year-old from Durban won the opening two events on the tour at Punta Galea in Spain in December and Mavericks in California in January before placing third at Nelscott Reef in Oregon last month to take a virtually unassailable lead in the rankings. With just one event remaining at Todos Santos in Mexico and his closest opponent, the USA’s Ken Collins, mathematically able to overtake him if Collins won that event and Baker did not compete, Baker had to wait until the season closed on 31 March without the event running before being officially recognised as the world champion. ‘The best part’ “It means quite a bit to have put the time into something and be rewarded for it. And to bring the world title back to South Africa is the best part,” Baker said “With Bianca (Buitendag) doing so well at the moment and Jordy (Smith) ready to pounce, I believe South African surfing is in a strong place and we can build the next generation from this base.” Baker, who is also the only big wave surfer to be nominated for two awards in the 2013/2014 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards that will be announced next month, went into the season after losing his sponsor and knowing that he would have to raise his game in order to be able to continue competing internationally.‘A big motivating factor’ “In the past I was never really into the competitive side of surfing and preferred the more soulful aspect of the sport, but with losing my sponsor in July 2013, I realised I would have to compete and win in order to keep getting paid to surf and this was a big motivating factor,” he explained. “Since winning Mavericks and upping my profile, I have been fortunate enough to sign with VISSLA and Isurus wetsuits, along with upping my existing sponsors with BOS Ice Tea and Future fins, so right now I’m in a great situation and I can continue to surf for another three years.”2014/15 ASP Big Wave World Tour The 2014/2015 ASP Big Wave World Tour commences on 15 April and showcases the world’s premiere big wave surfers. There are three events in the Southern Hemisphere at Punta de Lobos, Chile, and Pico Alto, Peru, with Dungeons, off of Cape Town, being added for the first time. The Northern Hemisphere leg includes Todos Santos, Mexico, and Punta Galea, Spain, with Pe’ahi (aka Jaws) on the Hawaiian island of Maui, also a new addition.2013/2014 ASP BWWT FINAL RANKINGSlast_img read more

Acsa signs deal with Ghanaian airports company

first_imgAs part of its ongoing focus and expansion into emerging markets, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) signed an agreement with its Ghanaian counterpart on Tuesday to provide advisory and technical consultancy services on all airport-related matters in Ghana.In a statement, Acsa said the partnership with the Ghana Airports Company would see the two working together “more closely in technical, operational, commercial and strategic business development aspects of the aviation industry”.Ghana was experiencing “phenomenal” growth in air traffic, with domestic traffic growing by more than 30% a year, while international traffic was growing by 10% a year, Acsa said.‘Catalytic partnership’The memorandum of understanding provided “a positive example of a catalytic partnership between two diverse nations to provide the required infrastructure to boost the continent’s growth”, the statement said.The Ghanian airports company is responsible for planning, developing, managing and maintaining Ghana’s airports, including Kotoka International Airport in Accra, three regional airports, as well as other airfields.Dzifa Aku Attivor, Ghana’s Minister of Transport, said Ghana’s burgeoning economy had put enormous pressure on the country’s airports, especially that of Kotoka in Accra. The upgrade of facilities was essential and this would include the building of a new terminal, she said.“We did not have to look far for a highly recommended partner to provide us with advisory services,” she said, citing Acsa’s success in showcasing Africa’s abilities through its successful airports expansion and management programme for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Expansion programmeThe partnership form part of South Africa’s strategy to drive business co-operation across the African continent, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said.“It is pleasing that Ghana has acknowledged South Africa’s eminence in the development and management of world-class airports by entering into an agreement for us to provide multidimensional assistance for their aggressive airport expansion programme,” she said.Acsa already has in place existing partnerships with GVK for the management of Mumbai International Airport in India, and with Invepar at Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Bongani Maseko, the chief executive of Acsa, said the memorandum would be a catalyst for infrastructural development that would boost the continent’s growth.“The focus on Africa remains critical to our business in order that the continent earns its deserved place as a meaningful contender in the global economy,” he said. Acsa is responsible for South Africa’s nine major airports.Source: Airports Company South Africalast_img read more