Petron, Foton trounce rivals

first_imgShin thwarts Tabuena rally, snags TCC Invitational title Foton also welcomed its new head coach Rommel Abella the best way it can.Banking on its newly formed big three of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, the Tornadoes beat Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, in the first game. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Elizabeth Ann Wendell of Foton vs Darlene Ramdin and Mikaela Lopez of Generika-AyalaLindsay Stalzer picked up where she left off, powering Petron to a 25-21, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20 win over Sta. Lucia at the start of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Stalzer fired 30 points with six service aces and two blocks for Petron, which got its bid to regain the crown going.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference PLAY LIST 03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference02:525 years since last Finals clash, different San Miguel, Magnolia cross paths00:27PSL: Foton ousts no. 1 Philips Gold02:14Carpio 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. View commentslast_img read more

Governor Jones Puts Some Mandela Admirers to Shame

first_imgWe can say without fear of contradiction that there is no African, indeed no person in the entire world, who does not admire and respect Nelson Mandela.Note that we did not say Mandela of South Africa. Who does not know that? Nobody! The man made such a name for himself that everybody knows who he was—and still is – because he left such a unique and lasting legacy that he will be, like Abraham Lincoln, like Jesus, remembered forever. As we have said in past Editorials, Mandela was the one world politician that came closest to Jesus. Why? Because he forgave his enemies—the racist South African whites who subjugated, oppressed and killed thousands of Mandela’s people and imprisoned him for 27 years! When he was finally released from prison and went on, as leader of the African National Congress (ANC), to win a landslide victory in the 1994 elections, Mandela embraced his enemies and made one of them, F.W. De Klerk, co-President of South Africa! That act alone, plus his decades of suffering for his people’s liberation, catapulted Mandela into political, even spiritual sainthood. For that is what Christ came and died for—that people would love and forgive one another, even their enemies.So how and why did Mills Jones put Mandela’s admirers to shame? Simply because many of them, as soon as they got the opportunity, forgot and departed from all Mandela stood for, and started using power in the same old way politicians the world over do—to divide and rule, oppress and exclude others—for one reason only: to be selfish, self-serving, to divide people.That seems to be what that so-called “Code of Conduct” law, which the Legislature recently passed, sought to do—to exclude certain people, many speculate only ONE man, from seeking political office. Why? Because the Legislators—and those who think like them—chose selfishness, envy, retribution and fear of competition over fair play, justice and patriotism.Here is how Governor Jones put these people to shame: in his Address at Stella Maris Polytechnic’s 16th Commencement Convocation exercises at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium last Friday, he mentioned Nelson Mandela—the man who had EVERY REASON to avenge his enemies who had so long and so ruthlessly oppressed his people and himself. On the contrary, just as Jesus commanded, Mandela turned the other cheek and, realizing that they were now powerless to do him any harm, he invited them to join him and the ANC in power sharing. In that one act alone he established and secured South Africa’s peace.In his own role as CBL Governor, Mills Jones has reached out to thousands of poor people throughout the country by giving them economic power through microfinance and lifting them out of poverty.It is most unfortunate that our legislators and others have chosen the path of envy and retribution—the paths that decisively design and illustrate how NOT to develop a country.This newspaper has often asked: How is it ever possible for any country to be developed on envy and retribution? Yet that is the path that so many of our past leaders chose—and this has gotten us where we are, at the bottom of the development ladder. Tubman denied the people freedom of expression and turned them into a nation of sheep. However, following his death, the same people, forgetting their own role in despotism started criticizing and blaming Tubman for Liberia’s underdevelopment.Tolbert, on the other hand, tolerated dissent, but he did not listen to the dissenting voices. In April 1979, for example, Albert Porte advised President Tolbert to “let the people march—it is their constitutional right.” Mr. Porte also suggested that Tolbert “keep the security in the background.” But Tolbert and his Justice Minister, Oliver Bright, rejected that advice and turned the police upon the innocent marchers, killing some of them. This led to pandemonium, and the rest is history.Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor went further than Tubman in vigorously resisting free expression. They ruled Liberia with iron fists and murdered thousands of innocent people, including children. In so doing, they destroyed Liberia in the same way the murderous Adolf Hitler and Idi Amin, respectively, destroyed Germany and Uganda.No—envy and retribution can never build Liberia—or any other country. Only Mandela’s love, forgiveness and constructive engagement can set the stage for peace, progress and economic and social advancement. In order for himself to emulate Mandela, Mills Jones needs now to begin constructive engagement with his adversaries, for it takes every hand to the plough to build and develop the beloved country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs plugs $1.2M for Rupununi Expo 2019

first_imgIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock on Monday handed over a cheque to the tune of $1.2 million towards the successful hosting of Rupununi Expo 2019.Michelle Skeete receiving the cheque from Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney AllicockThe event, which is hosted annually by the Rupununi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, opens on Saturday, November 23 in St Ignatius Village, Lethem, Region Nine.The two-day event seeks to identify and promote the economic potential of the Rupununi region as well as highlight the unique talent and cultures of the Indigenous peoples.During a simple handing over ceremony at the Ministry’s head office, Thomas and Quamina Streets, Minister Allicock said “we are very pleased to be supporting the Rupununi Expo 2019. We have a donation in the form of support of one point two million and we hope that it works for your organisation and the peoples of the Region Nine and by extension the entire country”.Michelle Skeete, a member of the Chamber, after accepting the cheque, expressed appreciation to the Ministry noting that “we appreciate you continuing to support us”.More than 30 villages are expected to participate and will be showcasing products in the agriculture sector as well as products from local craftsmen and women groups from across the region.According to organisers, participants will continue to benefit from training programmes associated with production and marketing of produce to meet international standards, which will open doors of opportunities for local businesses.Prizes will be awarded for outstanding products in the areas of craft, processed foods, agro produce, tourism, local juices and innovative initiatives.There will also be activities for the sporting fraternity, where teams from the respective villages will compete in football, cricket, volleyball, archery, a road race (5K), cycling and horse racing.The two-day event will also have a mixture of Indigenous talent through dance, songs, skits and the popular Miss Rupununi Pageant.Booths and stalls will win prizes for presentation and the winner and the first, second and third runners-up of the Miss Rupununi Pageant, male and female winners in football, volleyball, cycling, archery and the road race will also receive awards and prizes.last_img read more

Guyana gets another large-scale gold producer

first_imgAnother large-scale gold producer is looking to extend its reach in the Guyana interior with the acquisition of the Ianna Gold Project, located in the country’s North-West region, less than 20 kilometers South-East from its existing exploration operations at the Arakaka Gold Project.The take-over was effected by Alicanto Minerals Ltd, which in making its announcement, said the company has completed its due diligence and has since exercised its rights to take a three-year exclusive option to acquire the Ianna Gold ProjectThe company had in July last entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Ianna Gold Project in North-West Guyana. The Project is located in the highly prospective Barama-Mazaruni Greenstone Belt in Guyana’s North West District.The Ianna Gold Project, according to Alicanto, “has excellent infrastructure, including existing camp facilities, an existing airstrip and river port landing on the property, and can be accessed by road from the Arakaka Project area.”In making the announcement, the company which already boasts interests in the Guyana gold mining industry explained that since it had now completed a detailed due diligence study, it has elected to formally secure its three-year exclusive option to acquire the Project, subject to terms and option payments.Alicanto had previously entered into legally binding arrangements with a private Guyanese entity – Sheik R Minerals, Inc (SRM) – where Alicanto retained exclusivity for a wholly owned Guyanese subsidiary to acquire any and all rights or beneficial interest held by SRM over the Project area, for the duration of a due diligence period which ended on Tuesday.The company will now be required to fork over US$3 million in a lump sum or through payment arrangements.During the option period, Alicanto has agreed to keep the Project tenements in good standing and ensure a minimum aggregate expenditure of US$600,000 on exploration and various land holding costs over a 24-month period.Alicanto Minerals Limited is touted to be an emerging mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and development of a portfolio of gold projects in the prospective geological provinces of Guyana.In addition to the exploration of its current Guyanese projects, the company is said to be continually evaluating additional projects in both Guyana and overseas for potential joint venture or acquisition.The announcement comes on the heels of a public political spat over the gold industry and the contributions of large companies versus the small- and medium-scale mining operations.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has since denied assertions by sections of the political Opposition that two large-scale gold companies were responsible for the vast majority of gold being mined in Guyana and had essentially buoyed the local economy.Rebutting the assertions related to the gold mining industry, Minister Trotman revealed that up to the end of October last, gold declarations had reached 545,000 ounces.Of this amount, according to Minister Trotman, small- and medium-scale miners are responsible for a whopping 362,000 ounces. The two major companies, he said, brought in only 183,000 ounces representing some 33 per cent of the overall production.According to Minister Trotman, the two companies – Troy Resources and Guyana Goldfields Inc – are making their contribution but it is not on their backs or shoulders the mammoth declaration is based.Minister Trotman said the projection of 650,000 ounces of gold as envisioned by the Finance Minister in his budget presentation would be met.“We shall make the target and that target will be met by average men and women involved in mining,” Trotman noted, adding that this would be supplemented by the declarations of the two large companies.last_img read more

PETRONAS SET TO SELL 25% STAKE

first_imgPetronas is looking to share some of the costs of bringing liquefied natural gas from North America to Asia.Indian state oil and gas companies want to expand their portfolios of exploration and producing assets.Petronas has previously said it wants to sell up to 50 per cent of the Canadian project, which means it now has another 12 per cent to offload.- Advertisement –last_img

GAA NOTES: BUNCRANA

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 11th March 2012Everyone involved in the club would like to extend a warm welcome to the latest members of the executive, Carl Craig has be put in place as Club Development Officer and Odhrán Doherty is taking over from Sean Noonan as Football Coaching and Games Development Officer. May we also take this opportunity to express our thanks to Sean for his excellent work over the last few years in the role.Applications for U21 Football Manager: Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant – secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ieSALE!Club tracksuits in adult and child sizes are now available at a special rate of €30 (originally €65). Why not send one as a souvenir to those abroad or as a surprise St. Patrick’s Day gift! To order please contact Elizabeth-Anne Nelson on 0860604075.Senior Ladies Football: CLG Buncrana Senior Ladies Football Team played their first match of 2012 on Sunday 4th March away to Malin. As well as it being the Buncrana ladies first pre-season match of 2012, it was also an historic day for the Buncrana Club itself as it was the clubs first outing for ladies football at this level. The much more experienced (last years junior league second placed team) Malin side started the stronger in the first half. The nerves of the newly formed, youthful Buncrana team showed at this stage of the game. But as the nerves settled, the girls began to get into more of a rhythm and the hard training over the last couple of months began to shine through. The second half saw a much better performance from the ladies, particularly from Roisin Doherty (Player of the Match), Grainne Carlin, Michelle Brown and Doreen McGee, to name but a few. However; ultimately, the experience of the Malin ladies won them the match. The team are know hoping to gain from this experience and continue into the rest of the season showing their growing quality. The rest of the pre-season matches and training sessions will hopefully keep the team heading in the right direction.Gaelic4All:This iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.Gaelic4Girls:Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing. U6 FUNdamentals:FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 Football:U8 Football Training continues every Friday at Crana College from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out. U10 Football:Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling & Football:Boys U14 Hurling & Football training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling or Gaelic Football please feel free to come along.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling:Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling:Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Boys U16 Football:Buncrana U16 Footballers got their Northern Board League Campaign underway with a good win over St. Mary’s Convoy on Sunday evening at the Scarvey. The away side made a bright start with an early goal from their full-forward but Buncrana responded well with good scores from Séan McFadden, John Campbell and a well worked goal from Phillip Carroll, to put Buncrana in the lead at half-time. Buncrana raised the tempo after the break and they were rewarded with a well taken goal from Conor McGlynn and further points from the impressive Sam Doherty. A late John Campbell goal left the final score Buncrana 3-11 Convoy 1-1. In an impressive all-round team performance, there was excellent performances from Paul Nelson, Aodhan Stokes, Shane McLaughlin and Séan McFadden. Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Senior Men Football:Training continues each Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at the Scarvey. The countdown is on until the league kicks into action on the 1st April. New and returning players are always welcome, it’s never too late to make a comeback.Fitness Classes:A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.Lotto:The winning numbers in the €2,520 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 28th February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows:11-14-17-19.There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:Dermot O’Donnell, DruminderryFerdia O’Flaherty, C/O O’Flaherty’s BarGalbraith Family, MillfieldAnne Hegarty, Grange, InchBrian McGonagle, C/O BingoCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Congratulations:Congratulations and Good luck to the pupils of Scoil Íosagain, who came away from the Donegal Sportshall Athletics Finals as overall winners last week. They now move on to represent Donegal in the All Ireland semi finals in Athlone in two weeks time
.Club Notes:Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaClub P.R.O. Oisín DohertyEmail: buncrana.pro@gmail.comGAA NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: March 4th, 2012 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more

WOMAN ARRESTED OVER HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF TRAGIC ALAN

first_imgVictim: AlanGardaí investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision which left Alan McSherry dead on Sunday 25th August have arrested a female aged in her 20s.She was arrested earlier today in Ballyshannon and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Ballyshannon Garda Station.A Garda investigation commenced when the body of 48-year-old Alan was discovered on a road at Ardfarn, Bundoran, in the early hours of that Sunday by his wife Jo. “The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow,” said a Garda spokesman.It’s understood the arrest came after forensic scientist reports on parts of the car which hit Alan.The English-born husband of Jo moved to Donegal 13 years ago after falling in love with the life here.His death has devastated the Bundoran community where he was very much loved. We understand that Alan’s widow Jo was informed of today’s arrest earlier. WOMAN ARRESTED OVER HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF TRAGIC ALAN was last modified: September 13th, 2013 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:Alan McSherryarrestBallyshannonbundoranlast_img read more

Fears that Glenveagh gorse fires started maliciously

first_imgA series of gorse fires have taken hold of areas close to Glenveagh National Park today.There are fears that at least two of these fires were started maliciously as they took hold of areas of gorse only a kilometre apart.One broke out on the R255 Glenveagh-Termon road, around 2km, from the Glenveagh Inn. Another burst into flames on what is known as ‘the green road’, which links the R255 road to the N56, Termon-Creeslough road.The fires started at 11am this morning and the fire service was notified immediately. Two other fires have been sighted on the Churchill Road. There are serious concerns locally as they are in close proximity to Glenveagh National Park. Fears that Glenveagh gorse fires started maliciously was last modified: July 10th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:fireGlenveaghglenveagh national parkgorse fireTermonlast_img read more

Winner reveal: Have you won two tickets for Patrick Feeney & his Band in the Abbey Hotel + a €50 Dining Voucher

first_imgCountry music phenomenon Patrick Feeney & his Band are set to take to the stage at the Abbey Hotel this Saturday, August 3rd!Jivers and music lovers will be flocking to Donegal Town this weekend to see the highly popular Irish country performer from 11pm. And the winner is…Carmel Boyce!Congratulations Carmel, you will get two free tickets for Patrick Feeney and his Band on August 3rd and a €50 dining voucher for Abbey Bar. Feeney has one of the broadest repertoires of contemporary Irish country performers, with songs from Bruce Springsteen and Ed Sheeran and recastings of traditional folk favourites interspersed with more mainstream material.Doors open at 9:30pm on Saturday, with Country DJ Stephen Doherty on stage between 10pm-11pm!Tickets are available at reception at the Abbey Hotel for €15 or at the door on the night.Winner reveal: Have you won two tickets for Patrick Feeney & his Band in the Abbey Hotel + a €50 Dining Voucher was last modified: August 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)last_img read more

African Diaspora Summit – Anitha Soni

first_imgBrand South Africa board member Anitha Soni shares what she hopes to be the outcome of the Global Diaspora Summit 2012 taking place in Sandton City, Johannesburg. She also relays what Africa Day 25th May means to her. Click arrow to play video.last_img