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San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game run

first_imgBreak new ground PBA IMAGESSan Miguel caught fire early and built enough cushion to hold off Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Terrence Watson impressed in his debut as he unloaded 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.ADVERTISEMENT Watson, the Beermen’s third import this conference, replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.Arwind Santos also continued his stellar showing, pouring in 23 markers built on three 3-pointers off the bench while Chris Ross got 20 points, five assists, four boards, and four steals while also defending Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut it was Alex Cabagnot, who came to the rescue for San Miguel (5-3), drilling the killer jumper with 54.1 seconds to spare and the final free throws to put the Gin Kings away. He finished with 16 markers, five assists, and three rebounds.“Before this game, I was really worried because Ginebra has been playing well. But my players really showed what they got and I’m really proud of them,” said coach Leo Austria. MOST READ Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation 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 LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled June Mar Fajardo posted 10 points and 15 rebounds as he, Watson, and Ross triggered the Beermen’s early assault that had them leading, 30-16, in the first quarter before extending it to as high as 26, 59-33 early in the third quarter.Japeth Aguilar paced Ginebra (7-2) with 18 points and seven rebounds, LA Tenorio flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, seven boards, and six dimes, and Greg Slaughter had 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss.The San Miguel defense, anchored by Ross, kept Brownlee in check as he was held to only 14 markers on 7-of-18 shooting from the field, to go with 12 boards and seven assists.The scores:SAN MIGUEL 107 – Watson 28, Santos 23, Ross 20, Cabagnot 16, Fajardo 10, Lassiter 7, Rosser 3, Heruela 0, De Ocampo 0.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ GINEBRA 103 – J. Aguilar 18, Tenorio 17, Slaughter 16, Brownlee 14, Ferrer 11, Thompson 7, Caguioa 3, Mercado 2, R. Aguilar 0, Taha 0.Quarters: 30-16, 56-33, 87-65, 107-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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ONE: Banario grateful to have Folayang on his side ahead of Khan fight

first_imgView comments In a fight that will pit the Team Lakay figure against one of Evolve MMA’s finest, Banario has is thankful that a close friend and former lightweight champion is with him and helping him to prepare.Former ONE World lightweight champion Eduard Folayang has been Banario’s training partner for much of his career and he feels thankful the Filipino MMA icon has been with him every step of the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I am extremely honored to have Eduard as a mentor and as a brother,” said the 28-year-old Banario who’s six years younger than Folayang. “A huge part of my success, I owe to him.”Banario once said that he’s not comfortable challenging his “kuya Eduard” to a fight but he is thankful that the man whom he treats as a mentor has helped him in every possible way. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Thai ‘dwarf giant’ boxer surpasses Mayweather record with 51st win Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “When I was at the lowest point in my career, he was one of the strongest voices that told me to keep going,” said Banario (13-6). “He motivated me and gave me hope, he’s like my older brother.”Banario held his title for less than three months after he lost to Koji Oishi in May of 2013 and that loss began a string of defeats that lasted through October 2015 when he suffered a submission loss to Ev Ting.Those losses, though, are behind Banario who has since mounted a five-fight winning streak.“Eduard has faced the best lightweights in ONE Championship and he’s at the top of the stack,” said Banario. “He was the champion, he still is in my eyes. To be able to train with someone like that, it only makes me a better fighter.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE – Honorio Banario celebrates after his knockout win over Jaroslav Jartim. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHonorio Banario has already proven that he can rise to the top of ONE Championship when he became the promotion’s first World featherweight champion in 2013.Banario, though, has returned to the lightweight division—his weight class when he was still fighting in the Philippines—and will now fight Amir Khan on Sept. 8 in ONE: Beyond the Horizon in Shanghai China.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

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Willis Knuckles’ Death Shocks Friends, Family

first_imgThe former vice chairman of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Mr. Willis D. Knuckles, Jr., died in Accra, Ghana, on Monday July 28, 2014, after a brief illness, family sources told the Daily Observer yesterday.In the 1980s, he was appointed as vice chairman of the Liberia Football Association, to head a team that changed the future of Liberian football for the better.Though the late President Samuel K. Doe held on to the chairmanship of the LFA, the operational aspects of the association were under his leadership.Knuckles was assisted by Mr. Paul E. Mulbah, as Chief of Operations, with the late Marcel E. Bertin as Secretary General.His administrative secretary was Mr. Harry M. Attoh. President Doe worked along with the team at the LFA, and reorganized the administration of football in the country.Under his leadership, major reforms were introduced, including the establishment of sub-committees and sub-associations throughout the country. They are still the bedrock of the Liberia Football Association.A regular soccer league was put into place and the traditional Invincible Eleven versus Mighty Barrolle regulars were replaced with a system.Knuckles supervised a new football association, and with effective administrative skills, backed by presidential support and funding, began football competitions that helped to bring out the George Weah generation.It was still under his administration that teams in the national league increased to 12, with clubs like Monrovia Black Star, Fulani FC (all in Monrovia) and Young Eagles of Harbel challenged the league’s dominance of Invincible Eleven, St. Joseph’s Warriors and Mighty Barrolle, to begin Liberia’s participation in continental tournaments.In fact Young Eagles were known as the giant killers, with goalkeeper John Dorbor as one of the nation’s best, despite his height advantage.Knuckles’ administration expanded the league and encouraged the formation of soccer teams that were fully supported by government agencies.For instance, LPRC-Oilers and NPA-Anchors were born in this period and with players being financially supported, (many were employed at the various corporations), and much attention was placed on the actual game performance.Unfortunately, Knuckles resigned his vice chairman position due to what was described as ‘policy differences’ with President Doe and was the publisher of the erstwhile SPORTS WORLD newspaper.It was later learned that Knuckles advised against spending money to get foreign nationals to play for the Lone Star, at the expense of developing local talent.After he resigned, Mr. Cletus S. Wotorson, (Grand Kru Senator), was appointed to his stead. Mr. Wotorson had succeeded by lifting basketball to another level and President Doe was convinced he was the best replacement and he did not disappoint him.When contacted yesterday, Sen. Wotorson told the Daily Observer, “I was in a state of shock and despair when I heard the announcement of Mr. Knuckles’ death. He was my best friend.”Sen. Wotorson added that the late Knuckles was very dependable and loyal who would go the extra mile for a friend. “He was approachable and well organized for a task, though not an engineer, he did excellently well at the Ministry of Public Works,” Sen. Wotorson said.He expressed his deepest condolences to the family and prayed for God’s support in this difficult time.Knuckles also held positions as Public Works Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs of the Republic of Liberia in President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s administration. He was Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Youth and Sports at the time of the 1980 coup d’etat.He was the founder of the Alpha Old Timers Football Club, and active player in the old timers’ league, till his recent illness, family sources said. It was during his administration at the LFA that the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, SWAL, was organized.He was also a member of the LFA Advisory Committee that reviews current activities of the Liberia Football Association with recommendations for President Musa Bility’s consideration. It is headed by Information Minister Lewis Brown.A spokesman for the Advisory Committee expressed condolences to the family and friends, and requested for God’s blessings for the family. Funeral arrangements will be announced later, a family source said.He is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Hawa Sherman Knuckles, two daughters, Hawa Ellen and Ethel Virginia, a son, Willis III, grand children, several brothers, including Gabriel Knuckles, a sister, Bushin Knuckles and many other relatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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National Energy Board investigating butane leak at McMahon Plant

first_imgThe incident is now under control, but at one point part of the community was evacuated and the Alaska Highway was closed while officials worked to stop the leak.While the incident is under the jurisdiction of the National Energy Board, staff from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission are on site on behalf of the NEB, as part of an agreement that the NEB has with the BCOGC.The NEB says all appropriate agencies have been notified and an NEB investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.  The NEB’s job is to hold regulated companies fully responsible and accountable for responding in a manner that protects the public, property and the environment.- Advertisement –last_img

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Ryan won’t be retained as U.S. women’s coach

first_imgSOCCER: Debacle at World Cup, the team’s only major tournament, prompts team to look for another leader. By Rachel Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High expectations can create major repercussions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That was defender Cat Whitehill’s reaction to the news Greg Ryan is out as the U.S. women’s soccer coach. The decision came less than a month after his top-ranked team lost in the World Cup semifinals following a contentious goalie switch. “With the standards our team has set, if you don’t win, it’s hard to keep your job,” Whitehill said Monday, a day after players and Ryan were informed of the move. “Nothing against the way Greg Ryan coached, but we didn’t play as well as we should have.” Ryan’s contract will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the year. The squad does not play any more games in 2007. “I’m not going to point to any one factor or one individual decision,” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said on a conference call Monday announcing the change. “Obviously, coaches’ decisions impact games. All that was weighed in.” Gulati, U.S. Soccer secretary general Dan Flynn and retired star Mia Hamm will form the search committee. Gulati expected to make a hire in the next 30 to 45 days, with the team set to resume training in January. The new coach will come in with just eight months to prepare for the Beijing Olympics. Gulati said he wants a candidate who is familiar with American soccer, who has experience coaching in international events. Ryan was 45-1-9 since taking over in early 2005, but Gulati made clear that the lone loss weighed heavily in the decision because it meant Ryan failed to win his only major tournament. Gulati also indicated that poor performances in games the U.S. won or tied factored into the choice to sever ties. “The expectation is to compete for a gold medal virtually every time we’re in competition,” Gulati said. With the Americans favored to win their third World Cup, Ryan decided before their match with Brazil to make a change in goal, replacing Hope Solo with veteran Briana Scurry. Solo had allowed two goals in four World Cup starts and had a shutout string of nearly 300 minutes. Scurry, the goalie for the 1999 World Cup champs, had beaten Brazil two straight times. The U.S. lost, 4-0, and had to settle for third place, and Solo ripped Ryan for the move. Solo is not suspended from the team and will be invited to next year’s residency program, Gulati said. Forward Heather O’Reilly said distractions wouldn’t have lingered had Ryan remained coach. “We were looking to move forward if it was Greg or if it was a new coaching staff,” O’Reilly said. Gulati said he and Flynn spoke to players in evaluating Ryan and that the committee would seek input from team members during the hiring process. Ryan’s assistants – Bret Hall, Phil Weddon and Billy McNicol – don’t have the experience to be considered for the head coaching job, Gulati said. The new coach will decide whether to retain them. The 50-year-old Ryan, a longtime college coach, was an assistant on the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2004 Olympics. In a sport once dominated by a few powers, last month’s World Cup reflected the greater commitment to women’s soccer by many countries. “I’m not concerned we’ve fallen off,” Gulati said. “What it takes to stay even is clearly more demanding.”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

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Kennard returns to head LAWA

first_imgIn a key step toward creating a comprehensive regional aviation system, Lydia H. Kennard has been tapped to head Los Angeles World Airports by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Kennard – who left as LAWA’s executive director in November 2003 as former Mayor James Hahn was pressing ahead with an $11 billion massive modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport – said Tuesday that she believes there now is an opportunity to create a regional aviation network for Southern California that would include LAX, Ontario International, Van Nuys and Palmdale Regional airports. “This mayor has the vision, charisma, diplomacy skills and the local, state and federal relationships to bring about a meaningful discussion in this regard,” said Kennard, 51. Under Hahn, Kennard in April 2002 urged a modified version of what came to be known as “Alternate D,” which would have eliminated some of the most controversial and expensive elements of the LAX modernization plan – including a remote passenger terminal east of the airport and an automated people-mover system that was criticized as inefficient and difficult to secure. Kennard said one of her first tasks will be to oversee the “reformulation of the LAX masterplan,” which is the outgrowth of more than a decade of work at a cost of more than $120 million, and whose environmental studies are now the subject of legal challenges. She said some of the LAX planning done so far may be salvageable – including some runway and improvements that are necessary, but that it doesn’t lock LAWA into proceeding with all the elements, adding some “parts and pieces” won’t be built. “The airport may have spent $120 million, but I’d much rather do the right thing than go forward with a plan that doesn’t make sense post-9-11.” Kennard has never publicly discussed strains with the Hahn administration. But in urging a more regional approach – as a LAWA deputy beginning in 1994 she oversaw the development of Ontario International – and in other managerial matters she at times was at odds with then-airport commission president Ted Stein, an Encino attorney. Stein resigned in April 2004 amid “pay-to-play” contracting allegations, which he denied. Kennard, who saw LAX through the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including its financial recovery, said the airports’ security will remain a top priority, including obtaining additional federal funding. Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 With little support for the plan, Kennard stepped down two years ago and was replaced as executive director by Kim Day, a proponent of Hahn’s plan who announced her resignation last week. Villaraigosa, who made a regional approach to aviation service a central part of his mayoral campaign, called Kennard, “an outstanding and experienced leader who brings instant credibility and a steady hand to the management of (LAWA).” Kennard, he said, shares his goals of “increasing public safety at our airports and creating a regional plan for future growth in passenger travel and cargo.” Denny Schneider, airport chair for the Westchester Neighbors Association – one of the groups that has opposed expansion of LAX in favor of regionalization – said Kennard’s appointment is a positive move. “I think she has the capability of really mustering up the plans to create a better airport, rather than a bigger airport (at LAX),” Schneider said. “She has a lot more scope of knowledge than almost anyone does have.” last_img read more

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MACCA ON THE MOVE: FORMER HARPS STAR JOINS SOUTHEND UNITED

first_imgFormer Finn Harps FC and Derry City player Stephen McLaughlin has left Nottingham Forest and has signed for Southend United FC. McLaughlin enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell with Southend and his goal in the play-off semi-final secured their place in the final at Wembley.Southend manager Phil Brown had been hugely impressed by his performances and was keen to acquire the services of McLaughlin for the season ahead. After weeks of negotiations McLaughlin and his team of advisers finally pushed through the transfer with just a few days of the window still open.McLaughlin’s move to Nottingham Forest never really took off since he signed with them in January 2013.He spent the majority of his time at the City Ground on loan to lower league clubs.There was a huge influx of managers during his two-year stint and a lot of unrest during that period which didn’t help the talented Donegal midfielder. However, McLaughlin will be delighted to have secured the two-year deal at Southend and will hope he can cement a regular place in the side.MACCA ON THE MOVE: FORMER HARPS STAR JOINS SOUTHEND UNITED was last modified: August 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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Humboldt State softball moves up a spot to No. 1 in latest NFCA national rankings

first_imgArcata >> The Jacks might have been idle when it comes to playing actual games last weekend, but the same can’t be said in terms of where they are now ranked nationally.There was only one place to jump up to.And all of two weeks into the season, the Jacks have done just that.The Humboldt State softball team has officially jumped up from No. 2 to No. 1 in Division II, as the Jacks now own the top spot in the nation in this week’s National Fastpitch Coaches Association, it was announced on …last_img

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SA’s Top 50 Corporate Brands critical to the image of the country

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 15 September 2015 – Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa today announced the country’s top 50 corporate brands in Houghton, Johannesburg.• Download the reportIn the third annual study, Brand Africa Finance found that the Top 50 corporate brands in the country are valued at approximately R1.5 trillion with many of these companies also contributing to national priorities including uplifting identified and targeted communities.Woolworths and FNB emerged as the top performers for the 2014/15 year.Significantly, an analysis of the top 10 corporate brands is that nine of these operate in knowledge intensive sectors – in the telecommunications, banking and oil and gas sectors. This suggests that South Africa must begin to make the necessary investments in our human capital development to ensure that government, working with the corporate sector, develop skilled citizens in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to drive these sectors and move the country in its entirety towards a knowledge based economy. This will be critical to ensuring the successful implementation of the National Development Plan as well towards the sustainability of the South African economy.Speaking about the 2015 results, Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela said, “While developing, strengthening and maintaining a nation’s brand is a multifaceted task, there are a range of factors which can assist in positioning the nation positively. These factors, if based on a solid foundation, can help the nation brand weather the storms posed by the global political and economic environment. One of these factors are national corporate entities.”“It is for this reason that Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa congratulates South Africa’s Top 50 brands. Your excellence in the corporate field contributes immensely to the strength and positive reputation of the South African nation brand. Your brands are sometimes the first point of contact between consumers and the South African nation, especially where corporate brands have an international footprint. Your product quality, customer service and ethical framework contribute to perceptions about our spirit of Ubuntu, our innovation, and the values that drive South Africa. South Africa’s corporate sector is therefore critical to enabling Brand South Africa to position the country as an attractive inward destination of choice.”This sentiment was echoed by the CEO of Brand Africa Finance Mr Thebe Ikalafeng who said, “Brands have therefore become more than just a logo or slogan. They are now seen as corporate assets which are amongst the most valuable that an organisation can have. By extension, national corporate brands also contribute to a nation’s assets in terms of the value they add to the country – both in terms of GDP as well as reputational impact. The brand managers and executives who oversee and manage these brands therefore play their part to contribute to corporate profitability and visibility and we at Brand South Africa and Brand Africa Finance salute you.”Follow the conversation on #Top50SABrandslast_img read more

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Farm groups announce new nutrient management assistance

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin will soon have significant new resources to further their efforts to protect water quality.Ohio farm organizations and their partners, taking an important, proactive step, will work with farmers to expand the number of individuals who have Nutrient Management Plans. In addition, the project will increase the use of soil testing to achieve improved nutrient management.New research conducted by government, academia and the private sector indicates that nutrient runoff can be meaningfully reduced when farmers have accurate data on crop nutrient needs and then follow a detailed plan that simultaneously maximizes efficient production and minimizes nutrient loss.A series of workshops will provide farmers with individualized Nutrient Management Plans. Ahead of the workshops, farmers will be advised on obtaining soil tests from which the Nutrient Management Plan will be written. The plans will be completed using a program developed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.The partnering groups are Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio’s Certified Crop Advisors, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Soybean Association and Ohio State University Extension.This project is an outcome of farmers and their organizations investing millions of dollars in research that identifies farming practices that can contribute to improved water quality. This is one of many payoffs from that research.Experts concur that no single change to farming practices can eliminate nutrient runoff, nor are there any quick fixes. It is anticipated the workshops will begin this summer. Details will soon be finalized on all funding sources and the process to measure results.last_img read more

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