Sonny Thoss, shorthanded Aces edge Elite

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments “I thought the guys did a tremendous job considering all of the stuff that was going on.”Alaska has been plagued with injuries since the start of the season with JVee Casio, Vic Manuel, Simon Enciso, Kevin Racal, and GBoy Babilonia all out.Carl Bryan Cruz and Jeron Teng led the Aces’ offense with 18 points apiece but it was Chris Banchero, who orchestrated the tempo with 11 points and 16 assists.Ping Exciminiano also finished in double-digits with 14 points with nine rebounds while Thoss had 16 points and five boards.Maliksi had a game-high 25 points with five rebounds to lead the 1-6 Elite who dropped their fourth straight game.ADVERTISEMENT Sonny Thoss capped off an 11-3 Alaska run with jumper for a 90-82 lead with 6:40 left but Blackwater was quick to launch a counter attack.Blackwater went on its own 11-2 sprint to take a 93-92 lead after Allein Maliksi’s three-pointer with 3:41 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Aces, though, buckled down and scored on back-to-back baskets to take a 103-100 lead with 34.3 seconds left to play after Thoss’ free-throw line jumper.“Sonny Thoss won the game and that was so nice for us,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton. “He played the right way and his level of activity tonight was tremendous.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Murray State’s Ja Morant ascends to possible NBA lottery pick Sonny Thoss. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alaska slowly got its groove back after holding off Blackwater, 103-101, for its second straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Aces improved to a 2-1 record for sixth place in the standings in a game that nearly got out of their hands.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Ramayya ordered out of NA Hospital compound

first_imgRegional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Dr Veerasammy Ramayya was ordered out of the compound of the New Amsterdam Hospital, by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Colin Bynoe.Dr Veerasammy RamayyaRamayya reportedly went to the Hospital last Friday to investigate reports that one of the operating theatres was out of order. He was seen entering the office of the CEO for a closed-door meeting.However, moments later, staff reported seeing the REO exiting the office with Bynoe behind him shouting that he was the CEO of the Hospital. According to eyewitnesses, Bynoe told the REO that if he needed to visit the Hospital, he should first seek permission from him.Ramayya confirmed that he was ordered out of the Hospital compound, but did not divulge more information.In April, Chairman of the Regional Health Committee, Haseef Yusuf reported that there had been several complaints issued against the CEO who allegedly has been verbally abusive to visitors and staff of the institution.Yusuf also alleged that there was also a report that the CEO had physically abused a doctor at the institution. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton has advised that the doctor report the matter to Police.The issue was raised at a recent Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting and Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stephens defended Bynoe saying that the doctor was not assaulted.“I investigated a matter which was proved not to be true, the same doctor came and said he is sorry because of his interpretation of the issue. I personally called the Police and told them to expect the doctor to come to make a report. I did that from my office in front of the ‘complainee’ and the other guy.”The matter had also been reported to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on April 22, during the Ministry of the Presidency Outreach Programme at State House in New Amsterdam.However, Stephens said he was now forced to deal with several other matters involving the CEO. “There are several complaints of a said nature. I can assure you that these complaints are being taken seriously. Before I came here this morning, I had to deal with a said complaint. I have engaged the Minister of Health and his Ministry to deal with that matter. There is nothing that comes to my desk or my office that I intend to push under the carpet.”Regional Chairman David Armogan had also asked the Public Health Minister to investigate the matter involving the REO.last_img read more

ZZ Top returns to the Encana Events Centre and Dawson Creek

first_imgDawson Creek – ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard — but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after almost 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.” – Advertisement -With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.ZZ Top will be at the Encana Events Centre on Monday, April 4.Tickets are priced at $83.00, $73.00 & $53.00 plus applicable fees.  Tickets may be purchased starting Friday, December 18 at 10AM online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers.last_img read more

RADIO STAR GEORGE ‘SWINGS’ INTO DONEGAL TO PLAY A ROUND!

first_imgHe has a good right hook but according to all reports in Donegal golfing circles he also has a great swing.George with Narin and Portnoo professional Daragh LyonsTV and radio presenter George Hook is holidaying in Donegal with wife Ingrid.And outspoken George proved nothing but a gentleman when he dropped into Narin and Portnoo Golf Club. Club professional Daragh Lyons took golf out on the course and said he was great fun and a mean golfer.Make sure you tell all those city folk how lovely Donegal is George!   RADIO STAR GEORGE ‘SWINGS’ INTO DONEGAL TO PLAY A ROUND! was last modified: August 26th, 2013 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) Tags:Daragh LyonsGeroge HookgolfNarin and Portnoolast_img read more

Thousand Oaks gets a huge lift from Luft

first_imgTHOUSAND OAKS – Thousand Oaks had 80 yards and 60 seconds to score a touchdown if it wanted to win Friday’s Marmonte League football game against Simi Valley. Lancers quarterback Ryan Cloney had no doubt his team was up to the task. It’s easy to be that confident when your primary receiver is 6-foot-5 Matt Luft. The teams managed three touchdowns as a thick fog blanketed the field in the second half. It was a sharp contrast in the first half when the teams scored on nine of their first 10 possessions. Cloney, usually alone in the backfield, threw for 126 yards in the first half. Luft had 113 yards during that span. Kelley rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Simi Valley had allowed at least 23 points in its past four games entering Friday. Thousand Oaks had scored more than 28 points in five of six games. Sean Martin, (818) 713-3607 sean.martin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the second play of Thousand Oaks’ final drive, Cloney lofted a ball from his team’s 20-yard line to Luft, who immediately broke a tackle and ran the final 30 yards into the end zone to give the Lancers a 38-34 victory at home. “I knew if I threw it anywhere near him, he’d come down with it,” said Cloney, who finished with 365 yards passing and four touchdowns. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Luft had 254 receiving yards and three touchdowns for the Lancers (6-1, 3-1). Devin Kelley rushed for 196 yards for Simi Valley (5-2, 2-2). Cloney struggled for most of the second half. He was intercepted once, sacked twice and forced to rush from the pocket several times. He figured things out in the fourth quarter and threw an 88-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Malm on the next-to-last drive. Two plays after Thousand Oaks got the ball back, he completed the pass to Luft. Thousand Oaks was held scoreless throughout the third quarter and some of the final quarter, trailing 34-24 before its final two drives. last_img read more

COMPETITION: Win free entry for two to Gaelforce North 2018

first_imgPeople all over Ireland and beyond are getting ready for another thrilling adventure at Gaelforce North 2018 in Donegal. The epic event takes place this year on 22nd September, when brave athletes enter a 64km full and 45km sprint adventure race in a landscape made for adventure. If you’re ready for the challenge, Donegal Daily has two tickets to give away for you and a friend to join Gaelforce North 2018 – just visit our Facebook page here to enter: www.facebook.com/donegaldaily The hills of Donegal are what makes this event so different. Competitors push themselves to conquer a race involving Running/walking: 19.5km, Cycling: 45.5km and Kayaking: 2km max. Full event details can be found here http://bit.ly/2IsU9ymThe route takes you from the jagged peaks of Glenveagh National Park via the bog and scree of Mount Errigal to the sweeping sandy beaches of Bunbeg. The terrain includes rough tracks, mountain scree, trails, sealed roads, shimmering lakes and sand dunes.Expect rain and wind, sunshine and waves, expect the elements and rise to your challenge at Gaelforce North 2018.Entry is online only, now open at https://gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-north-pricing-info COMPETITION: Win free entry for two to Gaelforce North 2018 was last modified: May 17th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:competitiongaelforce northlast_img read more

Garda raid uncovers almost €30,000 worth of drugs in Letterkenny

first_imgA person was arrested yesterday following a significant drugs seizure in Letterkenny. Gardaí uncovered a haul of drugs after they had obtained a warrant to search the premises on Friday.Approximately €19,800 worth of amphetamine and €8,400 of cannabis was seized during the search, which was carried out by the Letterkenny District Drugs Unit. One male was arrested at the scene and charged with drugs offences to later appear in court. Garda raid uncovers almost €30,000 worth of drugs in Letterkenny was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Kevon Looney likely sidelined for NBA Finals while Klay Thompson staying hopeful

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. OAKLAND — The Warriors might lose one of their most dependable shooters. The Warriors definitely lost one of their most dependable role players.Warriors reserve forward Kevon Looney will be out indefinitely for the NBA Finals after an MRI and CT scan revealed a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture, according to league sources. The Warriors consider Klay Thompson as questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals …last_img

Spreading the social security net

first_img12 September 2005The state injects over R3-billion a month into the budgets of poor households through social security grants, providing support to over 10 million South Africans – a number that is growing as the drive to register eligible recipients gains momentum.South Africa’s social grants target elderly and disabled people, poor families with children, war veterans, and households taking care of children and people in need.“The provision of social grants is the government’s most effective programme to address the income poverty of our people”, says Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya.Annual expenditure on grants increased 3.5 times in the 10 years between 1994 and 2004, from R10-billion to R34.8-billion. During the same period, the number of South Africans receiving social grants increased from 2.6-million to over seven million.This number has now grown to over 10 million people, with the budget for social assistance at over R55-billion for the 2005/06 financial year.This increase came despite the removal of a significant number of people from the social grant net during anti-fraud campaigns conducted in 2005.Over six million child beneficiariesThe child support, care dependency and foster care grants contributed significantly to this increase. Currently, over six million South African children benefit from social grants.The government is progressively extending the child support grant to cover children up to the age of 14. Children aged between 10 and 11 qualified in the 2004/05 financial year, while children between the ages of 12 and 14 came on board in 2005/06.“An analysis of the growth patterns and successes in improving the integrity of the social grants system seems to indicate that our targeting mechanisms are becoming more effective,” Skweyiya says.“We have reached almost all the elderly people for old age grants, and the same can be said for disability grants.”“The real growth for disability has only been around 1% since April 2004. The child support grant for children under seven years has stabilised, even declining since the anti-fraud initiatives. We are well on target to reaching eligible children in the 11 to 14 year age group.”Old age, disability and care-dependency grants increased to R780 a month in April 2005 (from R740 in April 2004), while child support grants went up to R180 a month (from R170 in 2004) and foster care grants increased to R560 a month (from R530 in 2004).Skweyiya says the economic activity generated in and around payout points underscores the magnitude of the government’s contribution to the alleviation of poverty. “The recipients of these grants end up supporting far more people than the grants were intended for.”Fight poverty: grow the economyHe says the government recognises that the grants on their own are inadequate to address the huge challenges facing poor families and communities, and is therefore taking a multi-pronged approach to poverty alleviation, including the implementation of a comprehensive social security system.“We are very serious about the issue and will continue to look at different options in addressing poverty”, Skweyiya says. Calling for public-private partnerships to fight poverty, he adds that the government is always open to well-researched, constructive suggestions.In his 2004 State of the Nation address, President Thabo Mbeki said the government would continue to build a social security net to alleviate poverty in the country, as well as to implement other social security initiatives, such as the school nutrition programme and the provision of free basic water and electricity services.Mbeki said, however, that a society in which large sections of the population depended on social welfare could not sustain its development.“Our comprehensive programme to grow the economy, including interventions in both the first and second economies, improving sustainable livelihoods and creating work, is meant to ensure that, over time, a smaller proportion of society, in particular the most vulnerable, subsists solely on social grants”, Mbeki said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Brand South Africa calls on humanitarian support for the Kathrada Park Community

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 06 August 2018 –  Johannesburg Emergency Services’ Mr Robert Mulaudzi has reported to the media that in the early hours of Monday morning, 50 shacks caught fire at Kathrada Park, an Informal Settlement in Claremont just West of Johannesburg, with about 100 – 120 people  displaced.Mr Mulaudzi, further adds; “At this stage, there are no injuries or fatalities which have been reported, however, we just want to encourage all our residents throughout the city’s 189 informal settlements to exercise caution with  all  heating devices and not leave paraffin and stoves unattended to prevent fire incidences like this one.”Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer,  Mrs Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said, “It is unfortunate that we as a nation still wake to news that many people are left displaced due to fires.”“Thank you to the firefighters who were prompt in their response and were able to spare the many lives caught in the disaster. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. The greatness of a nation can be judged by  how it treats its less fortunate citizens. It is, therefore, important that  all citizens  unite and play their part in helping in any way possible”, concludes Mrs Magapatona-Sangaret.Added to this terrible incident,  the province is expected to be experiencing a cold front in the next few days, citizens are called upon to assist by donating and dropping off resources for the displaced families at the Sandton Fire station; Grayston Drive, Sandown, Johannesburg. Resources required;Non-Perishable FoodsWoodCorrugated Iron Sheets (Amazenke)MattressesBlanketsClothes, toiletries, sanitary pads, diapers, and toysThe Sandton Fire station can be reached at 011 375 5911.last_img read more