first_imgSBC’s top hitter Cesca Racraquin challenges St. Benildes’ Dianne Ventura as Marites Pablo tries to provide help during their PVL Collegiate Conference clash at the Filoil Flying V Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSan Beda warded off St. Benilde’s late charge for a 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19 victory t in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center Wednesday.Cesca Racraquin took charge with 15 points for the Red Spikers, who notched survived the Lady Blazers’ fightback to notch their second win.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Break new ground MOST READ 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. San Beda bounced back from its shutout loss to Arellano to tie the Lady Chiefs at second behind Adamson’s 2-0 mark.The Lady Blazers struck back from two sets down with a convincing win in third but lost steam after battling the Red Spikers in a fierce duel majority of the fourth. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThey slid to 0-2 and are in danger of missing the semifinals.St. Benilde came through with 15 blocks, including eight from Ranya Musa. Nieza Viray backed Racraquin with 12 points. Ateneo Blue Babble protests CHR budget, EJKs at halftime performance Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View commentslast_img read more


first_img– to showcase Guyana to rest of world The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) on Thursday officially launched its new and informative destination website, geared at enhancing effective lines of communication within the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) and other supporting tourism bodies.The main aim is to elevate Guyana’s place in the global market, it has been revealed.The new app is expected to function as a hub of information, ranging from news to utility services, restaurants and entertainment spots.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin related that the purpose of the website is to promote and market Guyana as a tourism destination. He explained that while the app is still fresh, its contents must at all times be accurate and informative.Further, the Business Minister urged that the website’s contents must always be updated. “I must commend GTA for the launching of the website. It’s a great initiative, and I’m happy to be here for the launching,” Minister Gaskin noted.Director of Tourism, Brian Mullis, said the focus of the new app is to facilitate and showcase products that the country has to offer.For example, he noted, wildlife, safari, bird watching, community-based tourism, Rupununi Rodeo and sight-seeing are just few of the options visitors can choose from.While echoing the sentiments of Minister Gaskin, Mullis noted that even though a lot more work needs to be done, the GTA is committed to taking tourism in Guyana to another level.He thanked the Tourism & Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) for the efforts that contributed towards the development of the application.Mullis recently noted that the tourism sector has to focus on a more progressive and holistic approach to destination development, as the sector cannot continue to engage in ad-hoc tourism development.Mullis noted that there are also plans for foreign influencers to be flown into Guyana to experience the country at first hand.“We intend to bring in persons who focus on adventure, culture and nature to visit Guyana and experience it first hand, and write about it; because content is what is important,” he said.The GTA Director, moreover, noted that Guyana could cater for high end markets, but due to the high cost to travel to and around the country, emphasis would be placed on how to increase investments on tourism while at the same time recognising subsectors of tourism that are not currently part of the regulatory scheme.By doing so, he said, the aim is to raise the profile of the destination in the global marketplace, and to maximise the social and economic outcomes related to tourism for conservation aims as well. (Yanalla Dalrymple)last_img read more


first_imgScott Maxwell of the Ministry of Transportation says the improvements are being geared towards safety and will start at Big Bam Road.“It’s going to be building a complete four lane from Big Bam Road to about two kilometres up the hill and also include a fully rebuilt truck chain up area where the caretaker home is for the park,” he says. “It’s going to be significantly safer for trucks to get chains on their vehicles and it’s also going to allow for a lot of vehicles to safely pass each other.”He adds that the current chair up area is not suitable for the traffic that passes through the area and the new chain up space will be completely off the highway.- Advertisement -“Right now we just found that our chain up area is very inadequate to take that level of traffic. We have a very in depth traffic management plan to make it safe for them currently. This will make it a lot easier. It’s going to give room to a lot of trucks too. It’s going to be fully separated from the highway so there won’t be the guys parked at the edge of that white line you see right now.” The chain off area will also be rebuilt at the top of the hill south of the brake check area. The target for completion is the fall of 2015.last_img read more


first_imgLiverpool still lead Group C but could fall behind Napoli or Paris Saint-Germain, who meet in Italy later on Tuesday, and face both those sides in their final two group games.“The boys are very disappointed, I’m very disappointed and we have to do better. We have to do better because we can do better, but tonight it is too late,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.Winners of the European Cup in 1991, Red Star hadn’t made it beyond the qualifying stages of the Champions League since the following year.But roared on by a vociferous home support, the Serbian champions were inspired to condemn Liverpool to a second defeat in the group after also losing at Napoli last month.“They had too many set pieces that’s true and with one of them they scored,” added Klopp.“Then more or less straight away they score the second one and then the atmosphere was completely different, you could feel it.“They were on their bikes and we had to deal with the situation.”Last season’s Champions League finalists paid for a sloppy start and Klopp’s decision to make three changes from the side that started a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Saturday. 0Shares0000Milan Pavkov (right) scored both goals to hand Red Star Belgrade a historic 2-0 win over Liverpool© AFP Pedja MilosavljevicBELGRADE, Serbia, Nov 6 – Liverpool face the threat of crashing out at the Champions League group stage after a shock 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade in the Serbian capital on Tuesday.Milan Pavkov scored twice in seven first-half minutes to hand Red Star their first Champions League victory in 26 years. Klopp handed a rest to Roberto Firmino with Daniel Sturridge starting up front and the English striker blazed over when it seemed easier to score with the goal at his mercy on 18 minutes.– Shaqiri absence felt –That missed proved very costly as four minutes later Liverpool trailed.Pavkov rose highest in a crowded penalty area to power home Marko Marin’s corner to spark wild scenes of celebration.Moments later Red Star and their 55,000 fans packed into the Rajko Mitic stadium were in dreamland as Pavkov picked up possession midway inside the Liverpool half, strode forward and unleashed a powerful strike into Alisson Becker’s top right-hand corner.Klopp recognised his initial error at half-time by throwing on Firmino and Joe Gomez at the break.Sadio Mane had a great chance to give the visitors a lifeline, but failed to force the ball across the line from point-blank range.Red Star had conceded 10 goals in being thrashed by PSG and Liverpool in their last two European encounters.However, they are a different proposition at home and after holding Napoli to a 0-0 draw in their group opener, they kept Liverpool at bay after the break.The decision to leave Xherdan Shaqiri back in Britain due to political tensions will now be questioned as the Swiss international’s guile to break down a defence was badly missed.Kosovan-born Shaqiri caused outrage in Serbia with a pro-Kosovo “double eagle” gesture that represents the Albanian flag during Switzerland’s World Cup win over Serbia in Russia.Klopp’s men dominated possession but were largely restricted to efforts from range as Milan Borjan turned Mohamed Salah’s shot wide before the Egyptian struck the outside of the post from the resulting corner.Liverpool are still unbeaten 11 games into the Premier League season, but have now lost their last four Champions League games away from Anfield.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe form of Gabonese Aubameyang, Senegalese Mane and Egyptian Salah will encourage their nations as they face two matches each between this Wednesday and next Tuesday.Mane, who is looking good to succeed two-time winner Salah as African Footballer of the Year, will be first into action with Senegal hosting Congo Brazzaville in Thies Wednesday.Having scored for Liverpool in a 3-1 triumph over reigning champions Manchester City Sunday and travelled to Dakar Monday, Mane will have little time to prepare for the Group I clash.Fortunately for 2019 Cup of Nations silver medallists Senegal, whose defence is marshalled by Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, Congo have not impressed recently.Any outcome other than a comfortable win for Senegal would be surprising as the nation currently ranked first in Africa launch another attempt to win a maiden Cup of Nations title.Aubameyang and Salah play Thursday with Gabon away to central African neighbours the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group D and Egypt at home to Kenya in Group G.Salah will work with recently appointed Egypt coach Hossam el Badry for the first time, having missed a warm-up win over Botswana last month because of an injury.El Badry succeeded Mexican Javier Aguirre, who was sacked after the Pharaohs flopped as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts, losing to South Africa at the last-16 stage.Another Premier League star available to the new coach is Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan, who scored for Aston Villa in a weekend defeat at Wolves.– Unhappy memories –Kenya appeared at a Cup of Nations this year for the first time since 2004 and edged Tanzania between group losses to eventual champions Algeria and runners-up Senegal.Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi controls the ball while helping Leicester City defeat Arsenal at the weekend © AFP / Oli SCARFFAubameyang, the son of a former international, and Gabon have unhappy memories of recent Cup of Nations.They could not win any of three 2017 group matches despite being hosts and made a humiliating first round exit before faring even worse in the following edition by failing to qualify.Aubameyang struggled for form in Africa and refused to travel from Gabon to South Sudan for a 2019 qualifier because he believed the chartered aircraft was unsafe.Only a handful of countries leave DR Congo capital Kinshasa with maximum points and a realistic target for new Gabon coach Patrick Neveu would be a draw.Algeria star Riyad Mahrez has managed only two Premier League goals for Manchester City this season and was an unused substitute at Liverpool.The ‘Desert Foxes’ hope this will not affect his performance when the trophy-holders host shock 2012 African champions Zambia, who failed to qualify for the last two Cup of Nations, in Group H.Nigeria, third at the 2019 Cup of Nations, have called up Premier League midfielders Alex Iwobi of Everton and Wilfred Ndidi from second-place Leicester City to face Benin in Uyo.Saudi Arabia-based captain Ahmed Musa returns for the Group L match after missing a friendly draw with Brazil in Singapore due to injury.Although Ghana are the third most successful country in the Cup of Nations with four titles, the last came 37 years ago when Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew was a teenager.Now retired after an illustrious career, he will watch England-based sons Andre and Jordan tackle unpredictable South Africa in Group C in Cape Coast.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gabon forward and former African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shows his disappointment after Arsenal lost to Leicester City at the weekend © AFP / Oli SCARFFJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 12 – English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew home this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying kicks off.New Arsenal captain Aubameyang has claimed eight league goals this season and Liverpool duo Mane and Salah seven and six respectively, putting the trio among the top 10 scorers.last_img read more


first_imgA Derry man has been released from custody after charges against him, in connection with an arson at a stable yard in Inishowen, were dropped.‘Several hundred thousand euro’ worth of damage was caused to Lenamore Stables in Muff on November 4 last following an arson attack on the property. Two horses, a pedigree showjumping horse worth more than €100,000, were killed in the blaze as well as damage being caused to the stables and a horse transporter destroyed.Gerard Given, of Circular Road in Derry, was charged with making threats to the owner of the stables, Ms Geraldine Graham on October 15th last that he would damage her property.27-year-old Given was being held at Castlerea Prison, but the Director of Public Prosectution (DPP) has directed that all charges against him are to be withdrawn.Given appeared at Letterkenny District Court via videolink for a brief hearing.After hearing the verdict, Given said: “Thank you very much.”As he rose from his seat, a jubilant ‘yes!’ was audible from Given.A woman in her 20s, who works at the stables, was hurt and was treated for burns and smoke inhalation.Those who arrived on the scene managed to save five other horses from the blaze.A 31-year-old mother-of-three, Julie McCartney, of Ashmore House in Derry, is charged with theft, trespassing and arson at the stables.McCartney, who appeared briefly via video link from Castlerea, will be before Buncrana District Court on January 10.Man released as ‘threat’ charges dropped following arson on stables was last modified: January 7th, 2019 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:Buncrana District CourtCastlereaGerard GivenJudge Paul KellyJulie McCartneyLenamore Stablesmufflast_img read more


first_img Latest EFL news Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED MONEY smart causal Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF The club, which took out a loan with BluMarble in 2015, now face becoming the first in the Football League in five years to fall into administration.Should they do so, they would be hit with a 12-point deduction and a two-year transfer embargo.Phil Parkinson’s side are currently sitting eighth in the Championship table, on 11 points after eight matches.“I am very disappointed that Stuart Wilson and Michael Henson of BluMarble Capital Ltd have decided to reject my offer to repay the loan they originally made to the club through Sportshield Ltd and place the club in administration,” Anderson told the club’s website.“The amount received by the club was £4m and I offered to repay this plus substantial interest. Unfortunately, this offer was rejected.” Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Bolton Wanderers are set to be placed into administration, chairman Ken Anderson has announced.Anderson claims his offer to pay a £4million debt with interest has been rejected by financiers BluMarble Capital Ltd. impact 1 ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade possible standings silverware highlights RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Anderson added: “They will now need to fund the club administration going forward, which will take a minimum of three months and will automatically put the club in a two-year transfer embargo and a minimum immediate points deduction of 12 points.“In my opinion, their actions will substantially reduce the value of the club in respect of any future sale and will make it far more difficult to find a future investor/buyer.”last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A man has died in a housefire in West Donegal overnight.The blaze broke out at the house at Derryconnor in Gortahork in the early hours of this morning.An elderly man in his 80s perished in the blaze. It is understood he was the only occupant of the house.The fire services rushed to man’s house but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.A full investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.We will bring you further news as we get it from this breaking story.  MAN DIES IN HOUSEFIRE IN WEST DONEGAL was last modified: May 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:blazedeathfiregortahorklast_img read more


first_imgThis is the amazing scene of a humpback whale off the coast of Donegal.The footage was captured by John Mc Keown about two miles west of St John’s Point in Donegal Bay.They can be spotted all around the Irish coast but most frequently along the west coast with Cork, Clare and Donegal the best places for a sighting. Although they have been seen throughout the year the most frequent sightings occur in late summer, autumn and winter when they come to their seasonal feeding grounds.Ireland is an ideal feeding area for these gentle giants, located midway as many migrate across the Atlantic between Western Africa and Northern Scandinavia.They feed on huge numbers of sprat and herring sometimes working together with other whales or dolphins to herd their prey into a feeding frenzy. Watch: Delight as Humpback Whale spotted off Donegal coast was last modified: September 25th, 2019 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:donegaldonegal bayHumpback Whalelast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseIt was an early June wedding in central Ohio. The brother of the beautiful bride was, of course, in attendance, though his troubled mind was a couple of hours away. He was thinking about his still unplanted farm fields at home.He had been fortunate last fall that he and his parents had been able to get the crop out of the fields in a fairly timely manner. Since then, though, the precipitation had been relentless. The window to plant will always come, his father had said. This year, though, it hadn’t. Other than a few test passes with soybeans in early April (none of which emerged) no crops had been planted. No hay had been baled. No fieldwork had been done in his northwest Ohio fields of his family’s farm. He had waited. He had hoped, prayed, prepared, planned, and re-planned. None of it had worked out. The weather had thwarted every effort.There was still hope though. It had been a couple of days since the last rain and the sun had actually come out for a bit to dry the saturated fields. He knew he was just hours from the first chance of the year to plant, with the insurance date for planting corn just days away. The soil would not be perfect for planting, but maybe it would be just good enough. Maybe.The young farmer dearly loved his sister and her soon-to-be husband, through he couldn’t help but steal occasional glances at the weather radar every chance he got. Things were looking good. There was still some hope. There was also a growing restlessness.Finally, with the ceremony over and the reception in full swing, he made the decision to leave early to make the nearly two hour drive home and get a jump on what he hoped would be a very busy few days. He gave his sister a hug and firmly shook the hand of his new brother-in-law, wished them the best and headed homeward with a hopeful heart. He took one last look at the radar before he got in the truck — still looking good.The young farmer didn’t know it, but just a few minutes into his trip that radar changed. As he made the drive home, full of fading hope for a successful 2019 planting season, 3 inches of unforecasted rain fell on his fields. Unfortunately, there was plenty of heartbreak on that early June wedding day.Sadly, these types of stories were far too common this spring as Ohio — most notably northwest Ohio — faced the most challenging planting season in history. In mid-June, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture issue a disaster designation for Ohio to make assistance available to farmers. As of June 17, only 68% of Ohio’s corn crop and 46% of Ohio’s soybean crop had been planted, according to the USDA Crop Progress reports. Finally in the waning days of June, rain clouds gave way to sunshine and farmers throughout Ohio scrambled to plant remaining acres. The state has been left, though, with an unprecedented number of prevented planting acres and a huge array of developing root and leaf disease issues, nutrient deficiencies and uneven growth in the fields that had been planted.“The delays in planting and effects on in-field crops of forages and wheat are historic,” said Greg LaBarge, an agronomic field specialist with Ohio State University Extension. “The agricultural community is facing many important decisions in light of the relentless precipitation that has occurred this spring. The decisions farmers make in the coming weeks will have a lasting impact, affecting management decisions for the next year.”There are many decisions to be made in the struggling fields that have been planted. What inputs will pay this year? Is it worthwhile investing more in the late planted fields with lower yield potential? How should nutrients be managed with the huge possible losses that occurred this spring?There are many more questions that need to be considered for unplanted fields. These include: Farm Service Agency changes and programs including EQIP and CSP, the specifics of evolving crop insurance rules, what to do with unplanted treated seed, GMO traits for use as cover crops, weed control issues, soil health issues, soil compaction mitigation, nutrient management, tillage, the best cover crops to plant, the timing/rate and mix of cover crops, availability of cover crop seed, cover crops in relation to chemicals used for weed control, manure management options, tile installation options, grazing/forage production options, and many more.On short notice a meeting was pulled together on June 27 in Ada with a panel of experts to address these and other questions. To be honest, I have been to my fair share of farm meetings and this one certainly featured some of the best, most pertinent information in one place I have ever heard. I wrestled for a while about how to best share the information and decided that anything I write will not do the meeting justice. The entire meeting is available at ocj.com and is definitely worth the time to watch if you are dealing with a fair number of prevented planting acres. The panel of experts at the meeting and Ohio State University Extension have really stepped up in these very challenging times to tackle the many issues from this spring. There are many resources available to help with these tough farm decisions. To help select a cover crop, visit mccc.msu.edu/selector-tool/.   Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) agronomists and OSU Extension educators are continuing to publish recommendations and information about weather-related issues in their C.O.R.N. Newsletter available at agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/archives. CFAES experts are also publishing recommendations and information for livestock producers in the Ohio Beef Cattle Letter at u.osu.edu/beef and in Ohio Ag Manager at u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager. CFAES recommendations and information for dairy producers can be found within Buckeye Dairy News at dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news.It is times like this that can make or break farms, and farmers. Make sure you are looking at all of the resources available to help make the best decisions for your farm, your family and your future after this heartbreaking spring for so much of the Ohio agriculture I love.last_img read more