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Slaughter doubtful for semis opener as Ginebra faces ‘monster’ SMB

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lady Warriors get newfound joy under Roque View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Kings took down the Beermen in the 2017 Governors’ Cup Finals, but Cone said it’s an entirely different story in the all-Filipino conference.“They’re actually a different in all-Filipino. I think they’re better all-Filipino than they are with imports. So there’s the difference.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRelief hit Tim Cone just moments after Barangay Ginebra went through the wringer in sweeping Rain or Shine in their best-of-three quarterfinals series on Wednesday.But hitting a certain level of comfort won’t last long for Cone and the rest of the Gin Kings, who now face an uphill climb against defending champion San Miguel Beer in a best-of-seven semifinals showdown.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The top-seeded Beermen entered the semifinals after dumping the KaTropa, 106-93, on Tuesday with Fajardo posting 35 points on 15-of-19 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds and two blocks.Making it doubly hard for the Gin Kings is that Greg Slaughter, their best defender against Fajardo, could still be out early in the series due to an ankle injury.“Our big question mark obviously is whether Greg is gonna play. I would say, if we’re gonna play a day after tomorrow, he won’t play. But if given another day or two, he may play. But we do expect him back some time in the series,” Cone said.“We just hope we don’t fall too far behind without him, whether he can make an impact. That’s the big thing for us, whether Greg can play. That would really help us equalize San Miguel. He’d be the great equalizer.”The semifinals could start as early as Friday and Saturday at the latest depending on the result of the quarterfinals matchup between NLEX and Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT “Wow what a relief. It’s always a big relief to get through the quarters. To me, it’s the hardest series to win, the quarter series,” Cone said after the Gin Kings held on for a 99-91 win over the Elasto Painters.“Now we face the monster. That’s San Miguel. You can refer that to San Miguel or you can refer that to June Mar,” Cone went on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEither way, it’s an apt description for the Beermen, who have won the last three all-Filipino conferences and June Mar Fajardo, who is the reigning four-time MVP.“Again, San Miguel, what can you say? They won three championships in a row in this conference for a reason,” Cone said. “You watched San Miguel-Talk ’N Text and Talk ’N Text was really playing good basketball up until that game. They were really turning a hole or a big corner and still, San Miguel, outsteadied them all the way through the game. June Mar came up with 30 plus points.” 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 awardlast_img read more

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Labourer killed after walking into path of minibus at Sarah Johanna

first_imgA labourer was on Wednesday afternoon killed after he reportedly walked into the path of a moving minibus at Sarah Johanna, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Persaud Hari, 64, of Lot 59 Sarah Johanna, EBD, succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.Based on reports gathered, the minibus driven by a 50-year-old man of Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, was proceeding to Georgetown when the father of three attempted to cross the roadway and came into the path of the minibus.He was picked up in a conscious state and rushed to the medical institution but died while receiving medical attention. The driver underwent a breathalyser test but no trace of alcohol was found on his breath. Nevertheless, he was taken into custody and is assisting with investigations.Jairaj Hari, the dead man’s youngest son, told Guyana Times that he was at work when he received news of the accident. As such, he went straight to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was told that one of his father’s legs was broken.“When I see him, he had on bandage on one of his foot but he had other bruises on his face and blood was on his clothes,” the man stated. He noted that after he spoke with his father, he left the hospital at about 19:00h and went home.The aggrieved son noted that when he returned to the Diamond Hospital on Thursday morning, he was told that his father had passed away.“When I wake up this morning (Thursday), I see a missed call from the Police Officer who was investigating the matter… I nah had credit to call he back so I went straight to the hospital… after I get the news that my father died, I guess that officer de trying to call me”.He explained that his father does odd jobs in the community and on the day in question, he was heading home after working on a farm. The son noted that his father was not under the influence of alcohol when he met in the accident although he would normally “take his lil thing”.Nevertheless, he noted that the family is awaiting the post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death. The man leaves to mourn his three children.last_img read more

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Local RCMP warning residents about impaired driving

first_imgCpl. Jodi Shelki of the Fort St. John RCMP explains the “life-long sentence” attributed to injuring or killing someone as a result of drinking and driving.“People will say, ‘well I’ll take my own risks with my own life,’ but it’s not just you,” Cpl Shelkie goes on to say. “You have to think of the other people out there on the road as well,”Cpl Shelike adds, “It’s not just a risk of a ticket, and it’s not just the risk of danger to yourself, it’s the risk of hurting somebody else.”- Advertisement -Every December, an average of 410 people are injured in 1,800 crashes in the North Central region of B.C., according to statistics gathered 2009 – 2013 from ICBC.“People believe that they’re not impaired when they really are, so the risk is much higher than actually a lot of people believe,” Cpl. Shelike said.The best way of combating the risk of driving drunk or getting into the car with a drunk driver, according Cpl. Shelkie, is having a ‘Plan A’, ‘Plan B’, and even a ‘Plan C.’Advertisement “’Plan A’ is to have a designated driver, ‘Plan B’ may be to call for a taxi, ‘Plan C’ is to stay overnight,” Cpl. Shelkie emphasizes. “Whatever you can work out, but make sure you have those in place before you go [out].”The consequences of being convicted of drinking and driving include, but are not limited to the immediate impounding of your car for up to 30 days, incurring cost that can add up to $4,000, an increase on your insurance, and a prohibition from driving for at least one year.This is in addition to charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm or causing death, which according to Criminal Code of Canada , can land you behind bars anywhere between 10 – 25 years.Fort St. John’s population is often credited as being that of a younger generation, and while Cpl. Shelki says this doesn’t necessary mean they’re more prone to making poor choices, local RCMP do pull-over their fair share of impaired drivers.Advertisement “I think we’re very average here, and some years it’s higher than others – hopefully this year isn’t,” Cpl. Shelki said. “That’s why we’ll be out there in force, and not only is every member looking for that impaired driver when they’re out-and-about, but also, we’ll be setting up road blocks.”If you do witness an impaired and/or dangerous driver on the road, Cpl. Shelkie advices you to pull-over, record the licence place and direction of travel, then immediately dial 911.“Remember, we’re out there watching so don’t drink and drive,” Cpl. Shelkie concludes.last_img read more

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Getty to return contested art

first_imgState lawyers will withdraw the civil lawsuit when the 2-year-old trial of Marion True resumes today. But officials said dropping of civil charges will not stop criminal proceedings against True, who is accused of knowingly acquiring ancient treasures that Italy maintains were stolen or unearthed illegally and smuggled out of the country. True denies wrongdoing, and top government lawyer Maurizio Fiorilli said the deal signed Tuesday could help her. “True’s position is certainly less serious. … In this case, returning the artifacts can be considered an extenuating circumstance,” Fiorilli said after the deal was signed at the Culture Ministry in Rome. Fiorilli said the civil lawsuit against True’s co-defendant, American art dealer Robert Hecht, remains because the charges against Hecht include the alleged sale of other objects on the international market. Hecht denies wrongdoing, too. Getty Director Michael Brand said he hopes the agreement, reached last month after a year of negotiations, will put an end to the trial which is part of a wider campaign by Italy to crack down on the illegal antiquities market. Already, Italy has struck deals with two U.S. museums for the return of ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts. MUSEUM: In turn, Italy will drop civil suit against curator, who does face criminal charges. By Ariel David THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME – Italian officials said they will drop a civil lawsuit in the trial of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s former curator after the Los Angeles institution formally signed a deal Tuesday to return 40 contested artifacts. All but one of the ancient treasures covered by the deal will be transferred to Italy by year’s end. The last and most prized work, a 5th century B.C. statue of the goddess Aphrodite, will remain at the Getty until 2010. “Long and complex negotiations end, but above all a new season of clearness begins in the purchase trade of archaeological goods,” Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli said. “The agreement allows us to close a long discussion with the Getty but also to set an example at an international level” for other museums and the art market. True was alleged to have knowingly acquired looted artifacts, including bronze Etruscan pieces, frescoes and painted Greek vessels from Hecht and other international antiquities dealers between the 1980s and the 1990s. Her trial grew out of an investigation into Italian art dealer Giacomo Medici, who has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term on art trafficking charges. Italian prosecutors said the Aphrodite, which the Getty bought for $18 million in 1988, was looted from the ruins of the ancient Greek settlement of Morgantina in Sicily. Italian law makes all antiquities found in the country state property. Under the Getty deal, Italy will loan the Los Angeles museum other artifacts for up to four years each. Getty attorney Luis Li said that the deal includes no admission of guilt; the museum has always denied knowingly buying illegally obtained objects.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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‘Rooney and Carrick did voice their concerns to me’, Man United manager admits

first_img1 Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick Louis van Gaal admits Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick approached him earlier this season because they were worried the atmosphere in the Manchester United dressing room was “flat”.Reports this week suggested some United players were unhappy with Van Gaal’s methods but the United manager denied his relationship with his players was poor.However, he did concede United’s captain and vice-captain aired their worries with him.Van Gaal said: “Rooney and Michael Carrick came to me and said: ‘The dressing room is flat.’”Van Gaal welcomed the feedback from his players and insisted he has a good relationship with them.“I think I have a superb relationship with my players. Maybe you have to consider how many players are coming to the manager to say something.“In my career as a manager, I didn’t have so many who come to say something about the atmosphere in the dressing room or the way we train, or something like that.“But it is very positive that they are coming to you and that they trust you.”Van Gaal seemed irked that the dialogue between him and his players had been viewed as a mutiny.To emphasise his point, he raised his voice in the press conference, mimicking the song the fans sing about him.He added: “The fans are shouting every week ‘Louis van Gaal’s army! Louis van Gaal’s army!’ They are very satisfied with Louis van Gaal and the players are also satisfied with me.”With the number of incomings and outgoings at the club this summer, Van Gaal always felt there would be a couple of bumps in the road when it came to his players adapting to his management style.“I can say only that I have a very good relationship with my players, but it is logical now that only nine are left from the initial group,” the former Barcelona manager said.“The others I have bought will not say I am a lousy manager.”last_img read more

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NEW BED CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL

first_imgA BUSY weekend at Letterkenny General Hospital has led to an overcrowding crisis again this morning.ENT clinics have been cancelled and the Hospital has asked anyone planning to travel to the hospital today to check to see if outpatient clinics are going ahead.The Emergency Department is packed and people are asked not to visit unless absolutely necessary. The INMO says there are 16 patients on trolleys this morning due to the lack of beds. NEW BED CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: January 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NEW BED CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERALlast_img read more

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iPod fuels new era

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The IFPI estimate of digital music sales was based on record company data. The estimate includes sales of full-length tracks and clips of master recordings for mobile phones, purchases of individual tracks online and music subscription-service fees. The tripling in digital music sales “indicates more consumers are turning to the Internet as a source of music and wireless music services as a source of music as well,” said Susan Kevorkian, a research analyst. The boom in digital music, now bigger than the single-recordings market globally, was largely driven by sales in the top five markets – the United States, Britain, Japan, Germany and France, according to the IFPI report. Sales of physical formats fell 6.3 percent by value in the period, to $12.4 billion. That partly reflected pressure on prices: CD sales were down by 6.7 percent in value but only by 3.4 percent in unit volume. DVD music video sales fell by 3.1 percent in value and 1.6 percent in units. In the United States, there was a drop in physical sales of 5.3 percent in value, but a strong increase in digital music sales, with single-track downloads totaling 159 million in the first half of 2005, nearly three times the figure for the first half of 2004. Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes online music store accounts for 82 percent of legal downloads in the United States. The company has sold more than 500 million songs online and about 22 million iPod digital music players. The recording industry has aggressively pursued computer users on suspicion of trafficking in pirated music online. Since September 2003, the industry has sued more than 14,800 users in the United States alone. “There is a long way to go. Digital and physical piracy remain a big threat to our business in many markets,” IFPI Chairman and CEO John Kennedy said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The digital music market has more than tripled in a year, and that has helped offset a continuing decline in sales of CDs and other physical formats. Spurred by the iPod revolution, digital music sales totaled $790 million in the first half of this year, equivalent to 6 percent of industry sales, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry estimated in a report Monday. That compared with $220 million in the same period last year. Recorded-music sales fell by 1.9 percent to a retail value of $13.2 billion in the first half of this year, compared with $13.4 billion in the same period last year. last_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThere are 12 races on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford Stadium.The runners are:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Roe Lark; 2, Portsoy Lyric; 3, Kelsies Rosie; 4, Millview Fox; 5, Freddys Trooper; 6, Deerpark. Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Tromora Allstar; 2, Hather Slippy; 3, Rough Rogue; 4, Farmers Dance; 5, Ghetto Seria; 6, Townsend Angel.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Coolcholly Kate; 2, Hather Phoenix; 3, Local Whitesocks; 4, Swanson Cash; 5, Deerpark Jim; 6, Myre Willow.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Rough Wizard; 2, Kagawa; 3, Superfine Swing; 4, Maid of More; 5, Rough Rumble; 6, School Run.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Cailin Or; 2, Sugarland Spook; 3, Tahina Audie; 4, Quill Rocket; 5, Fernhill Blue; 6, Beraghill Monty. Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Jenny; 2, Swanson Nancy; 3, Mullrook No Cash; 4, Ballybun Oshea; 5, Black Sagitta; 6, Blackstone Hugh.Race 7 (750 yards): 1, Hi Beak; 2, Personal Fantasy; 3, Dardanella; 4, Triangle Tilly; 5, Storm Warrior; 6, On the Snaff.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Champ; 2, Smurfing Convoy; 3, Hather Crown; 4, Farloe Pixie; 5, Ballymac Mohamed; 6, Dartrey Snow.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Movin Ahead; 2, Goodinthehood; 3, Lisnatrane Dude; 4, Brubeck; 5, Tobar na Maithir; 6, Ruiris Champ.Race 10 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Brett; 2, Hather Bonnie; 3, Aughduff Murt; 4, Glebe Flyer; 5, Hi Dibbles; 6, Smurfing Manx. Race 11 (525 yards): 1, Swanson Rosette; 2, Blackstone Maxx; 3, Graysfield Dell; 4, Black Zodiac; 5, Fernhill Travis; 6, Hather Jill.Raace 12 (525 yards): 1, Bannroad Sean; 2, Tullna Island; 3, Wrong Note; 4, Townsend Panter; 5, Hather Eve; 6, Tahina Oscar.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

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Fuel allowance to be doubled for 331,000 recipients as cold snap takes hold

first_imgMinister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has confirmed that the 331,000 recipients of the Fuel Allowance will this week receive a double payment.The current standard payment is €22.50 per week. This week it will be doubled to €45.Speaking to RTÉ, the Minister says: “Everybody gets paid their particular scheme on a different day so some people mightn’t get their payments until next week some people mightn’t get their payments until the week after but to be absolutely sure, [we] guarantee anyone that currently receives Fuel Allowance will get a double payment in the next couple of weeks.” .@ReginaDo announces double fuel allowance for one week for 331,000 recipients @rtenews #weatherwarning #sneachta pic.twitter.com/nDRHJxumIJ— Martina Fitzgerald (@MartinaFitzg) February 28, 2018This follows a statement from Minister for the Elderly Jim Daly, who yesterday urged pensioners ” to take care and light the fire up early during the current big freeze.”“The uniquely cold weather conditions over the coming days mean the elderly should not stint on fuel use.“Shivering behind a single electric bar will be penny wise and pound foolish,” he said.“When it comes to weather such as this thrift is not an option. Pensioners who live at home should keep the heat going for twenty-four hours. They should feel free to use that extra bucket of coal or bale of briquets. Put your health and safety first. “A warm fire or a hot radiator is a basic entitlement. Extra spending on fuel is covered by many schemes. If money is a problem, you can take advantage of current welfare schemes.”In particular, he cited the ‘Urgent Needs Supplementary Payment’ and the Exceptional Needs Payment, a single payment to help meet essential, once-off, exceptional expenditure, which a person could not reasonably be expected to meet out of their weekly income.“Exceptional Needs can cover help with fuel bills, you may get help with the cost of your electricity or natural gas bill but only in exceptional circumstances. The current weather conditions are exceptional. They meet those criteria.”“If the elderly are uncertain they can call the senior line telephone service on 1800 804591 or Citizens Information on 0761 074000 which will inform them of their rights,” he added.Minister Daly also asked for people to keep an eye on their elderly neighbours and to make sure that they have enough essentials such as bread and milk, and that they have plenty of turf/coal/oil etc. to keep their houses nice and cosy throughout the cold snap.“I am urging people to make sure to visit any elderly folk they know and make sure their neighbours know, in weather such as this, that pensioners are aware they can get their fuel now and pay later,” he concluded. Fuel allowance to be doubled for 331,000 recipients as cold snap takes hold was last modified: February 28th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Beast from the Eastcold snapfuel allowanceregina dohertystorm emmalast_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Donegal Daily group seeks Trainee Journalist

first_imgThe Donegal Daily group of websites – Donegal Daily, Donegal Woman, Donegal Sport Hub and Derry Daily – are seeking a Trainee Journalist to join our expanding team.The successful candidate will strengthen the editorial department of Donegal’s biggest media outlet and will get a chance to thrive in a cutting-edge newsroom.We are looking for someone who can work swiftly and accurately under pressure and who will be creative and willing to learn. The successful candidate will have a good eye for stories, interviews and content will be relevant to our readers and will be able to work off their own initiative to keep content fresh and regular.The candidate will be required to contribute to all of our sites and will have a keen interest in and knowledge of sports. The candidate will be required to cover weekend sports markings. A journalism qualification is preferable but not essential as training will be given to the successful candidate.However, an excellent knowledge of social media is essential. To apply for the position, send a CV and cover letter to info@donegaldaily.com and mark your email with the subject ‘Trainee Journalist’Job Vacancy: Donegal Daily group seeks Trainee Journalist was last modified: July 19th, 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:Donegal Daily Groupjournalistlast_img read more

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