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‘It’s hard’: Meralco’s losing skid unfamiliar territory for Durham

first_imgCarpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I know that we have a chance for the playoffs still, and we’ve got to play for pride,” said Durham whose team sits at the 10th spot with a 1-6 card. “We just have some respect for ourselves, we have to come out and play hard.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA: San Miguel snaps losing skid, overpowers Phoenix View comments The Bolts’ 1-6 record is the worst start in any conference for the franchise while their six-game losing streak equaled another mark in their history.Meralco could’ve turned it around had it maintained its drive in the fourth quarter after it cut down NorthPort’s 10-point lead to just two, 90-88, with a 14-6 run.Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony, however, made clutch threes for the Batang Pier’s 98-91 lead with 24 seconds remaining that effectively finished off the Bolts.“I think they were up by 10 or something, then we’d climb back, but we could never get over the hump you know? That’s what killed us in the end,” said Durham who finished with 37 points, 19 rebounds, and seven assists.Durham added there’s nothing left to do for them but to fight back and try to correct the trajectory they’re in.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham’s past trips in the PBA Governors’ Cup have always resulted in relative success for him and Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT With Durham carrying the load, the Bolts reached the finals in two straight years but his third time looks to have been given with wrong kind of charm.Meralco is down in the dumps after losing its sixth straight game, a 99-94 heartbreaker against NorthPort, leaving Durham is perplexed.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“It’s hard, I don’t think I’ve lost this many consecutive games, so it’s new to me,” said Durham Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I don’t understand, we play hard in practice but in crucial times we’re just not smart and we do stuff that shoot us in the leg.”“This is a type of league where every team is competitive and we play hard so you can’t do that to yourself.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

GOL, FAO, Partners Endorse VGGT Secretariat

first_imgMembers of the steering committee of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security have recently endorsed the VGGT Secretariat in Monrovia.The Secretariat comprises representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Civil Society Organizations and food sector partners.The project, funded by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany, is aimed at helping governments safeguard the rights of people to own or access land, forests and fisheries. It outlines principles that governments can refer to when making laws and administering land, fisheries and forests rights. In his opening remarks, Marc Abdala, FAO Country Representative, pledged his organization’s support to ensure the success of the VGGT. He said, “FAO remains dedicated in supporting the process of the VGGT implementation because its role in improving sustainable food security is tremendous.”Mr. Abdala congratulated members of the VGGT team, including Dr. Roland Massaquoi, who has led efforts to ensure that all stakeholders are part of the process. He added that the first Steering Committee meeting was a milestone in the implementation of the VGGT program in Liberia. Minister of Agriculture Dr. Moses Zinnah, who chairs the Steering Committee, buttressed the FAO Representative’s assertion that the first Steering Committee meeting marked the beginning of a great step in the implementation of the program.Minister Zinnah said, “I am happy that we have a cross section of all stakeholders involved in tenure rights, fisheries and forestry that are committed to moving the VGGT forward.” The VGGT Secretariat will lead the coordination and promotion of the VGGT in Liberia.The Ministry of Agriculture has offered to host the Secretariat at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Project Management Unit at the University of Liberia’s Fendell Campus outside Monrovia. On May 11, 2012, the committee on World Food Security endorsed the VGGT to promote food security and sustainable development by improving tenure governance and protecting the rights of millions, often very poor people. At the end of the forum, the committee members decided, with reference to its last meeting, that the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the National Traditional Council will become part of the Steering Committee.It was also agreed that the MIA will serve as policy maker to the Steering Committee and the Interim Land Taskforce will also join the Steering Committee.Meanwhile, members of the Steering Committee will select two persons to serve as focal point and alternate for VGGT related to contact and information sharing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lockout agreed to

first_imgBoth sides have been negotiating since a three-year contract, scheduled to expire March 6, was extended until April 9. After that, it will automatically be renewed daily until either party cancels it. Three years ago, talks broke down, leading to a 139-day strike that was one of the longest in the nation. The strike cost the chains an estimated $2 billion and resulted in a two-tier contract that is the main point of contention today. That structure gives richer benefits to veteran employees than new hires. The unions represent almost 70,000 grocery clerks at hundreds of stores across Southern California. A spokesman for the union contested the chains’ reason for the pact, calling it “potentially illegal” and comparing it to the deal three years ago that led to five felony convictions against Ralphs Grocery Co. Ralphs admitted in January 2006 that it illegally rehired hundreds of employees locked out during the strike that began in 2003. The company paid $70 million in fines and restitution and was put on probation for three years. It still faces charges of illicit profit-sharing. “They’re escalating the negotiations in a very foolish and risky manner,” said union spokesman Mike Shimpock. “They are willing to take the nuclear option on this simply because they don’t want to compromise on a reasonable contract with us.” Tessler said the pact is legally “distinctly different” from a pact the chains agreed to three years ago, even though it contains some of the same elements. She declined to share details of how the companies would assist each other financially in the case of the strike. julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Vons, Ralphs and Albertson’s agreed Wednesday to lock out employees if grocery unions strike any one of the chains, raising the stakes in ongoing contract negotiations. The chains also pledged “financial assistance” to each other during any strike as part of their response to a strike authorization vote Albertson’s workers took March 25. That vote gives union leaders the power to call for a strike, though a second vote among members is likely. “The three companies have no choice but to respond with their own measures,” said Adena Tessler, a spokeswoman hired by the chains. “The companies believe that this agreement is a necessary defensive measure designed to restore balance to the negotiation process.” last_img read more

Gor pair make final shortlist for MVP award

first_img0Shares0000Gor pair make final shortlist for gala MVP awardNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 – Gor Mahia pair of midfielder Francis Kahata and defender Joash Onyango have made the final shortlist to contest for the Most Valuable Player gong in the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League season when the LG/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) gala awards will be hosted at the Nairobi National Museum on Monday next week.Also making the list is the Golden Boot winner Enosh Ochieng from Ulinzi Stars in the category that will see the top winner walk home with Ksh 500,000. SJAK Football Commission whittled down to three nominees from the initial five nominees that were unveiled on Tuesday.All the players and coaches making our three-man shortlist will share the Ksh4 million prize kitty in addition to the products provided by LG.All the winners in each category will get a 49-inch LG smart television, runners-up will take home fridge while third place will walk away with microwave.Sofapaka FC keeper Justin Ndikumana poses with his Kenyan Premier League/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month award for March.The Golden Glove has Sofapaka’s Justin Ndikumana who had 13 clean sheets from 28 games, Samuel Odhiambo from Western Stima who kept 10 clean sheets from 30 matches and Bandari’s Faruk Shikalo who managed 13 clean sheets having featured in 31 matches and on top of that scoring a goal.The defender of the year category has Joash Onyango from Gor Mahia who will battle it out with Kevin Wesonga from Sony Sugar and Bandari’s Brian Otieno.Bandari winger Abdalla Hassan receives the SportPesa/LG Player of the Month Award from Maureen Kemunto of LG Electronics (left) and Trizah Akoth of Sportpesa (right)The most competitive award is the midfield accolade that will be led by Kahata who will compete for the top prize alongside Cliff Nyakeya of Mathare United and Abdalla Hassan from Bandari.New Young Player award will be contested by Jackson Dwang from Nzoia Sugar, Daniel Sakari from Kakamega Homeboyz and Tusker FC striker David Majak.The coach of the year category will be fought by Sofapaka’s John Baraza, Gor’s Hassan Oktay and Bandari’s Bernard Mwalala.-Final nominees-Most Valuable PlayerFrancis KahataEnosh OchiengJoash OnyangoGolden Glove1.Justin Ndikumana – Sofapaka2.Faruk Shikhalo – BandariSamuel OdhiamboDefender of the YearBrian Otieno – BandariKelvin Wesonga – Sony SugarJoash Onyango – Gor MahiaMidfielder of the YearFrancis Kahata – Gor MahiaAbdalla Hassan – BandariCliff Nyakeya – Mathare UnitedGolden BootEnosh Ochieng – Ulinzi StarsAllan Wanga – Kakamega HomeboyzUmaru Kasumba – SofapakaCoach of the YearJohn Baraza – SofapakaBernard Mwalala – BandariHassan Oktay – Gor MahiaNew Young Player1.Jackson Dwang – Nzoia SugarDaniel Sakari – Kakamega HomeboyzDavid Majak – Tusker0Shares0000(Visited 298 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham set to let striker leave London Stadium

first_img targets RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 LIVING THE DREAM Jordan Hugill looks set to leave West Ham United this summer, according to reports.The former Preston North End striker, who only joined the Hammers in January, has failed to light up the London Stadium since his move. LATEST Latest Transfer News And according to The Sun, the 26-year-old is being lined up by Championship side Queens Park Rangers ahead of a summer transfer.He managed just three substitute appearances under David Moyes last season – amounting to a total of just 22 minutes of action.Although any initial deal is likely to be a loan deal at first, the Hammers would be willing to let him leave permanently. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade However, should they be able to recoup anywhere near the £8 million they spent on him initially.New boss Manuel Pellegrini does not see the striker as part of his plans ahead of the new season, who caused uproar with fans when he initially signed.QPR boss Steve McClaren is looking to guide the club out of the Championship, with the west Londoners having spent three years out of the Premier League. targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Hugill has played just 22 minutes of football since arriving in January moving on last_img read more

CHILDREN ‘BEATEN AND HANDCUFFED’ ON TRIP TO DONEGAL GAELTACHT – REPORT

first_imgGARDAI are investigating claims that a number of Dublin children were beaten and handcuffed by some of their classmates during a school trip to Annagry last month.Thirty-nine pupils at Griffeen Valley Educate Together School in Lucan, west Dublin, went on the organised five-day trip to Donegal from May 20, a report today says.According to one parent, the children slept in one house while three accompanying teachers were in an adjoining property. Speaking on condition of anonymity, she tells today’s Sunday Independent: “Over four days and four nights my son was subjected to assaults and abuse; he was dragged from his room, handcuffed, beaten, punched and kicked, had obscene things written on his arm, and this happened many times throughout the day.”When the children returned, she said she and around six other sets of parents sat in the school staff room to force an emergency meeting of the school’s board of management.The paper says that the school principal, Tomas O Dulaing, and its board of management immediately implemented the school’s anti- bullying policy, which involved suspensions, professional mediation and support for pupils.Some parents remained unhappy with the school’s response and felt the mediation was not enough. “We feel bullying itself is a serious issue but this goes beyond that and what happened to my son is a serious criminal assault which should warrant an investigation separate to the board of management,” said the parent. She and other parents reported the matter to Lucan garda station but are waiting for a specialist liaison officer to be assigned to the case before statements can be taken from their children.The school’s board of management declined to comment in detail on the allegations. In a short statement, it said that it was “continuing its investigative process with the colaiste in the Gaeltacht, which will be completed in due course”. CHILDREN ‘BEATEN AND HANDCUFFED’ ON TRIP TO DONEGAL GAELTACHT – REPORT was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 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)last_img read more

ESB: STORM COULD KNOCK OUT POWER SUPPLIES, CHARGE UP DEVICES

first_imgESB Networks has asked customers to charge devices ahead of the storm set to hit Donegal overnight.Ex-hurricane Gonzalo lost its tropical storm status earlier today and is now classed as an ‘extra-tropical’ depression.The centre is heading towards Scotland, but winds to the south of it – which can be stronger – will come right across Co Donegal, say forecasters. ESB Networks says customers should charge devices and prepare for possible power outages overnight.An Orange weather alert is in place from 7pm until lunchtime tomorrow. ESB: STORM COULD KNOCK OUT POWER SUPPLIES, CHARGE UP DEVICES was last modified: October 20th, 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:alertdonegalESB NetworksGonzalo lost its tropical storm status earlier today and is now classed as an ‘extra-tropical’ depression.Hurricaneweather warninglast_img read more

WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING

first_imgA wheelchair user attacked a Garda after he was stopped for drink-driving.Letterkenny court.Thomas Scarlett, 34, punched a Garda in the stomach and then threw himself out of his wheelchair twice after being taken to Letterkenny Garda station. Gardai Elaine Gordon and and Paul McGee were tipped off that Scarlett had been drinking in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny before driving off.They stopped Scarlett, 34, in his specially-adapted car at Drumbarnett Lower, Manorcunningham on September 11th, 2012.Garda Gordon said she immediately smelled alcohol from Scarlett who became very abusive.He began shouting obscenities at the officers and then punched Garda Gordon in the stomach when he was being helped out of his car.He then refused to get out of the Garda patrol car when taken to Letterkenny Garda station and acknowledge the member in charge.When he was taken into the station he threw him out of his wheelchair twice and then complained of a sore back.Scarlett, of 7 Ballinagard Crescent, Culmore, Derry, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but he refused to be treated.He was then taken back to Letterkenny Garda station but was abusive to ambulance personnel on the way back.He eventually undertook a breath test where a reading of 52micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath was recorded.Judge Paul Kelly asked was Scarlett going to be permanently in a wheelchair and he was told he was after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident.He was fined €250 and disqualified from driving for two years.WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: March 27th, 2014 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:donegalJudge Paul KellyThomas Scarlettwheelchairlast_img read more

New beach wheelchair unveiled for Marble Hill in memory of baby Orla

first_imgA new beach wheelchair was unveiled on Tuesday this week at Marble Hill thanks to the generosity of the Órla Memorial 5K fund.Speaking at the ceremony Sinead Trearty mother of little Órla who passed away almost 10 years ago when she was just 1 year old thanked all the people who have supported the Órla Memorial 5k over the years saying “we have raised over €60,000, providing help to the Jack and Jill Children’s foundation, the Jennifer Trust for SMA and local paediatric physiotherapy services.Sinead added: “We are now delighted to sponsor the beach wheelchair to Marble Hill beach and hope that it will go some way to help those with reduced mobility to access the beach and surrounding areas. Órla passed away almost 10 years ago and I know she would have loved to see this happening”. Sinead Trearty speaking on behalf of the Órla Memorial 5K fund at the unveiling the new beach wheelchair at Marble Hill on TuesdaySinead also thanked Donegal County Council for facilitating this initiative and the Shandon Hotel for their help in providing a home and safekeeping of the beach wheelchair.Unveiling the new beach wheelchair at Marble Hill on Tuesday this week thanks to the generosity of the Órla Memorial 5K fund is Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Sinead Trearty, Michael McGarvey, Donegal County Council, Cllr. Adrian Glackin, Carolynne Harrison, The Shandon Hotel, Gert Eksteen, The Shandon Hotel, David Friel, Donegal County Council, Bryan Cannon, Donegal County Council with family and friends of little Órla.Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle thanked Sinead and the Órla Memorial 5K fund for this wonderful gift saying “on a day like today when the sun is shining and we are all enjoying this lovely summer weather, we take for granted that everyone has the opportunity to visit the beach. But that is not always the case. Unfortunately if you have mobility issues or are a wheelchair user then going to enjoy the beach is just not an option.“But today with this wonderful gift from Sinead and her family and the Órla Memorial 5k fund it will now be possible for those in need of a wheelchair or with mobility issues to visit Marble Hill beach and enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Donegal. This is a lovely way of remembering little Órla.”Unveiling the new beach wheelchair at Marble Hill on Tuesday this week thanks to the generosity of the Órla Memorial 5K fund is Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Sinead Trearty, Michael McGarvey, Donegal County Council, Cllr. Adrian Glackin, Carolynne Harrison, The Shandon Hotel, Gert Eksteen, The Shandon Hotel, David Friel, Donegal County Council, Bryan Cannon, Donegal County Council with family and friends of little Órla.Director of Service Michael McGarvey also spoke at the unveiling ceremony and thanked Sinead and the Órla Memorial 5K Fund for this wonderful donation and also the Shandon Hotel for agreeing to house the chair and facilitate access to the chair. This is now the fourth beach wheelchair available in Donegal, with others available at Rathmullan, Downings and CarrickfinnTo book use of the wheelchair at Marble Hill, just contact the Shandon Hotel at 074 91 36137.The beach wheelchairs can also be booked at Rathmullan by calling Aengus Kennedy at (086) 812 3019, Downings by calling Downings Tidy Towns on (087) 6152351 and Carrickfinn by contacting Donegal Airport at (074) 95 48284.New beach wheelchair unveiled for Marble Hill in memory of baby Orla was last modified: June 5th, 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:beach wheelchairMarble Hilllast_img read more

Video: Gerry Francis’ brilliant QPR side thrash Tottenham at Loftus Road

first_imgA fine goal by Gary Penrice was one of the highlights of a 4-1 victory for QPR against Tottenham at Loftus Road in the 1992/93 season, when Rangers finished fifth in the Prenier League.Spurs visit W12 on Saturday in a vital match for the home side as they battle against relegation.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img