Abueva, Castro, Blatche lead Gilas final 12 vs Chinese Taipei

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCalvin Abueva is about to get his shot at redemption.After missing both the national team and Alaska’s camps for a few weeks, Abueva is part of final 12 who will be fielded in the Philippines’ game against Chinese-Taipei in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Chinese soccer fan pedals to Moscow for World Cup final In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ The last time the Filipinos and the Taiwanese met, Gilas Pilipinas triumphed 90-83 in the first window.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Gilas head coach Chot Reyes, through ESPN 5, announced the lineup on Twitter.Joining Abueva in the Gilas frontcourt in Taipei are reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, naturalized center Andray Blatche, Troy Rosario and Gabe Norwood.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownComprising the Philippines’ backcourt are Jayson Castro, who was named as Asia’s best point guard in 2013 and 2015, the returning Terrence Romeo, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, and Allein Maliksi.The Philippines is in the second place in Group B with a 3-1 record behind Australia, who leads with a 4-0 card. View commentslast_img read more

Govt puts end to “3-month work before pay” policy

first_imgPersons who join the public service will no longer have to wait three months before receiving a monthly salary since the Government has thrown out the policy.This is according to Public Service Minister Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, who noted during a press conference on Thursday that this requirement would end on the last day of July as many persons have raised concerns about the long waiting period to receive their salaries.It was customary that a new public servant would be required to work for three consecutive months before receiving their first salary.“Many public servants have reiterated the issue of having to work for three months before being paid. I have thus far found no rule or policy that substantiates this. I find this practice unconscionable and thus, [it] should no longer be a practice in any government agency after the month of July. I am working with my staff to remove this bugbear from those who are desirous of joining the public service. So, going forward, no one should have to wait beyond one month of being hired to receive their first salary,” the Minister stated.Over the years, public servants have initiated strike actions to voice their opinions over salary increases among other issues.Last year, more than 4000 public servants took to the streets against the Government demanding better wages and salaries. Days of negotiation and arbitration resulted in the meeting of some demands.It was later presented in the National Assembly that persons earning less than $100,000 a month would get a seven per cent increase. Those earning between $100,000 and $299,999 would receive an increase of 6.5 per cent, while those in the $300,000 to $499,999 range got a five per cent increase.Persons with a pay cheque of between $500,000 and $699,999 a month had their salaries increased by three per cent.Those in the $700,000 to $799,999 range were eligible for an increase of two per cent while those earning $800,000 to $999,999 got one per cent in increases and those with a $1 million salary and above received a 0.5 per cent increase.According to the unions, the increases were “a violation of good labour relations practices”.Only last week, the Public Service Commission had announced that more than 500 jobs were up for grabs.Meanwhile, the Minister noted that new employees would not be told that they have to wait until they worked three months before they could receive a salary.last_img read more


first_imgCounty Intermediate Champions Four Masters will replay the Ulster finalFour Masters Ladies are to get another chance in Ulster.The club won their appeal against the Ulster Ladies Council decision to award the final – and Ulster Intermediate title –  to Monaghan Harps.The final is to be replayed on Friday night with the time and venue to be confirmed. The All-Ireland semi-finals are due to take place on Sunday.The Croke Park decision has been welcomed by Four Masters tonight.And it is fantastic news for the ladies who were left heartbroken at Brewster Park ten days ago.They had been told by the referee they were two points ahead with five minutes to go, and played as if they were ahead. They were the told by the referee at the final whistle that they had won – only to be told later it was a draw.Monaghan Harps had claimed they had won by a point, and the Ulster Ladies board agreed.However Four Masters appealed to Croke Park and Ladies Football HQ ordered that the Ulster Intermediate Final is to be replayed. BREAKING NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LADIES TO GET FINAL REPLAY was last modified: November 13th, 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:four mastersMonaghan HarpsReplaylast_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal GAA club has slammed online bullying and in particular the use of the ask.fm website.Erin GallagherTermon GAA Club said it will not tolerate anybody who uses offensive comments through it’s Facebook page.The club says we have already seen the devastation such bullying can do to children in Co Donegal. In October, Ballybofey schoolgirl Erin Gallagher, 13, took her own life amidst claims that she was being bullied online.It has since emerged that three girls originally blamed online for the bullying were innocent – and they themselves were bullied.In a hard-hitting statement issued on its Facebook page, Termon GAA Club says it is the club’s policy to remove and block friends who use insulting or offensive comments about other Facebook users.“This is due entirely to the reputation of ask.fm and the terrible price some children have paid for using it. “The pain and devastation caused to the families of those who have taken their lives due to online bullying is unacceptable to us at Termon GAA.“If you wish to continue using ask.fm and making foul comments about others, please remove them from our home page as we do not wish to be party to them.“We will have no hesitation in naming and shaming those continue to bully online. We will also report you to facebook and the relevant authorities,” warns a spokesman for Termon GAA club.The following is a further reply from Termon GAA Club in relation to a number of comments left on Donegal Daily today.“In reply to the Letterkenny posts in particular, this is not an internal problem at our club thank God. It is a problem nationwide and a growing one at that. It is up to us adults to police our own homepages as neither facebook or ask.fm seem willing to do so. We did not put up our post in haste, indeed did so only after weeks of careful scrutiny on our homepage. The young lady who was removed from our site posted very hurtful and offensive comments regarding the appearance of another girl. As she named this unfortunate girl for all her peers to see we feel she should have no right to anonymity. We asked her to remove these comments several times, which she refused to do, only then did we block her. As we stated before, this conduct is totally unacceptable to us and we would ask all GAA clubs across Ireland to join with us in protecting our young members. Thank you very much for your comments, whether you agreed or disagreed with us. It is only by discussing this huge online problem that we will find a solution. Meanwhile we stand by our statement and if you visit our site you will discover we are providing helpline numbers, and links to anti bullying sites. It is the wish of Termon GAA that no child will feel abandoned or left defenseless to the cruelty of bullying. We will provide any help and total anonymity to any child or parent who wishes to contact us. Thank you. Termon GAA facebook.DONEGAL GAA CLUB THREATENS TO NAME AND SHAME ONLINE BULLIES was last modified: January 4th, 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:ask.fmbulliesErin GallagherFacebookonlineTermon GAA Clublast_img read more

KSPN drops McDonnell from sports talk lineup

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 McDonnell declined to comment. KSPN program director Ray Kalusa did not return a phone call. No announcement has been made on a temporary or permanent replacement. — Bob Keisser KSPN management said when Krikorian was fired that they would aggressively seek a new partner for McDonnell, and several sportscasters co-hosted the show the last few months, including Jason Smith, Dave Denholm and Gary Miller. But industry sources say the option of not renewing McDonnell was also on the table. McDonnell has been a fixture in L.A. sports radio for three decades and was a host on the first all-sports talk station in the market, at KMPC. His stay at the ESPN affiliate lasted five years. In a predictable move, KSPN (710 AM) on Friday informed veteran afternoon drive-time sports talk host Joe McDonnell that his contract would not be renewed and he was off the air immediately. McDonnell’s contract expires next month. The move comes almost four months after McDonnell’s former partner, Doug Krikorian, was fired. center_img 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

Advantage Nkima as they edge Ffumbe in Bika semi finals first leg

first_img Tags: Bika football tournamentFfumbeNkima The Nkima IX that started against Ffumbe on Wednesday (Photo by Tebandeke Recheal)Bika Football 2018-1st Leg, Semi-finalsNkima 1-0 FfumbeMutessa II War Memorial Stadium, WankulukukuWednesday, 25-07-2018Nkima Clan triumphed over Ffumbe 1-0 in the Semi final first leg of the BIka Football tournament played at the Muteesa II Wankulukuku stadium on Wednesday evening.The first half of the game ended goal-less with either side missing several opportunities.At the start of the second half, Robert Ssentongo Junior scored in the 48th minute to give Nkima a 1-0 lead.Ffumbe missed the chance to level matters when Martin Kizza and Mustapha Kasolo were denied the opportunity to score by the Nkima defence led by defender Savio Kabugo.All eyes were on the exciting Uganda Crane’s forward Yassar Mugerwa who features for the Ethiopian Premier League club Fassil Kenema F.C, he also captained for Nkima when Moses Kiggundu was substituted in the final quarter of the game.Ffumbe will host the second leg next week to level matters with the unstoppable Nkima next week at the Wankulukuku stadium.The second leg for the other semi-final between Mmamba Kakooboza and Mpindi will be played on Monday, 30th July 2018 at Wankulukuku.Mpindi edged Kakooboza in the first game 1-0 with defender Patrick Paul Mbowa scoring the match winner, a header off Brian Majwega’s corner.The finals are to take place in August 2018 in Butambala, after a change in venue from Mityana.Meanwhile the king of Buganda, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II will grace the finals of the tournament.BIKA FOOTBALL PAST WINNERS:1950: Mbogo1951: Ngabi Nsamba1952: Mmamba Gabunga1953: Not Held1954: Not Held1955: Kkobe1956: Mmamba Gabunga1957: Nyonyi Nyange1958: Ngeye1959: Mmamba Gabunga1960: Ffumbe1961: Bbalangira and Kkobe1962: Nkima1963: Not Held1964: Mmamba Gabunga1965: Mmamba Gabunga1987: Ngabi Nsamba1988: Lugave1989: Mmamba Gabunga1990: Lugave1991: Ngeye1992: Ngeye1993: Nkima1994: Mmamba Gabunga1995: Lugave1996: Mpindi1997: Nnyonyi1998: Lugave1999: Lugave2000: Mpologoma2001: Ngo2002: Mpologoma2003: Mmamba Gabunga2004: Lugave2005: Ffumbe2006: Mpindi2007: Ngabi Nsamba2008: Kkobe2009: Ffumbe2010: Nte2011: Mmamba Gabunga2012: Ngeye2013: Ngabi Nsamba2014: Mmamba Gabunga2015: Mbogo2016: Nte2017: NteComments last_img read more

Red Bluff girl wins first runner up at state high school rodeo, second runner up in Nevada queen contests

first_imgRed Bluff >> Ashtin Lopeman, 16, of Red Bluff is taking the rodeo queen contest world by storm, winning one title in May, runner up in June and a second runner up in a contest over the Fourth of July weekend.Lopeman, the daughter of Chuck and RaeC Lopeman, was named the 2016-2017 California State High School Rodeo Association District One Queen, taking over for 2015-2016 District One Queen Tucker Hammons, on May 4.From there, the Red Bluff High School student who will be a junior in the fall, …last_img

SA ranked 17th on global gender index

first_img30 October 2013 South Africa has the 17th narrowest gender gap in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest annual Global Gender Gap Report, which was released on Friday. The annual gender gap index assesses 136 countries, representing more than 93% of the world’s population, on how well resources and opportunities are divided among male and female populations. It sets out to measure the size of the gender inequality gap in the four key areas of economic participation (salaries, job type and seniority), education, politics and health (life expectancy). South Africa dropped one position from last year, but is still ranked ahead of the UK (18), Austria (19) and Canada (20), and is up compared to its 2008 ranking of 22nd out of 130 countries. South Africa is also the second-best performing G20 country, after Germany at 14, and the best performing BRICS member on the index: the next highest is Russia (61), followed by Brazil (62), China (69) and India (101). In Africa, South Africa is second only to Lesotho (16), but is the best performing country on the political empowerment of women, ranking eighth on this subindex globally. South Africa ranked 54th overall for educational attainment, 78th for economic participation and opportunity, and 102nd for health and survival. Other African countries in the top 30 are Burundi (22) and Mozambique (26). Africa’s relatively good performance this year is largely due to the participation of women in the workforce. “Through this economic activity, women have greater access to income and economic decision-making, but are often present in low-skilled and low-paid sectors of the economy,” the WEF said. Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi, deputy president of the African National Congress Women’s League, said independent research such as this “consistently reaffirms our assertion that South Africa is a better place for women today than it was in 1994”. Ntwanambi said the government’s commitment to ending discrimination against women was bearing results. “Many more girl children than in 1994 are today gaining access to education, passing matric and obtaining degrees.” The WEF report found that 86 out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with the area of political participation seeing the greatest progress. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Raise your hand for Ohio 4-H!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseAlbert Belmont Graham, known as the founder of 4-H, was born March 13, 1868  and went on to help change the lives of countless young people by starting the now internationally known program in Clark County near Springfield. As the home of 4-H, Ohio has been well represented during the previous years of the National 4-H Raise Your Hand Campaign, winning both years.Through its “Raise Your Hand” campaign, National 4-H wants members, advisors and alumni to sign up for their state. The state with the most weighted votes by May 15 will bring home $20,000 to use towards 4-H programming.I remember watching in awe as something I built as a nine-year-old launched into the heavens. One of my first 4-H projects was rocketry and I still remember the euphoria as I gazed skyward at my rocket soaring over the Hancock County corn fields. That project was by no means the most influential part of 4-H for me, but a fond early memory from the program that was a part of my life for many years.I signed up this week to add to Ohio’s total and hopefully all of you former Buckeye 4-Hers will do the same. It doesn’t take long. My many 4-H projects, including photography, creative writing, various livestock projects, tree planting knot-tying, and rocketry helped to teach me skills that I use regularly, if not daily, in my current profession. (OK, so not really rocketry). The organization provided not only those skills, but also helped me to develop leadership and social skills that have helped to make me who I am today. And, this year is the first year for my 9-year-old son in 4-H. Any guesses as to one of the projects he’s taking to blast off his 4-H career?Click here to Raise Your Hand for Ohio 4-H.last_img read more

Liverpool can build team around Coutinho, says Kaka

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho is capable of great things at Liverpool and can play the role that Steven Gerrard played for the Premier League side, according to former Brazil international Kaka.Brazilian Coutinho underlined his worth at the club scoring a sensational 25-yard strike in the 86th minute of Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Stoke City on Sunday to seal a 1-0 win.”I have been a big admirer of Coutinho and he can be a very important player for Liverpool and Brazil,” Kaka, who plays for Major League Soccer side Orlando City SC, told the Mirror.Also read: Stoke deserved a point against Liverpool, says Huges”There will be a lot of expectation on him with Liverpool fighting to get back into the Champions League, but I know that he can handle it.”One great player doesn’t make a team, but you can build a team around one great player, and I believe he can be that player,” he added.Like the Brazilian, Gerrard has also moved to MLS where he plays for Los Angeles Galaxy and Kaka believes Coutinho is ready for a bigger role at Liverpool.”Coutinho is a humble guy. He won’t talk about being able to replace a legend like Steven Gerrard, and the truth is nobody could ever replace him, but with Gerrard gone they do need somebody to step up — and he can do that,” Kaka said.last_img read more