Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Fighting Maroons stunned Adamson University, 73-71, in the semifinal opener Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena prompting the second seeded Soaring Falcons to use their twice-to-beat advantage.READ: Akhuetie hits game winner, UP forces decider vs AdamsonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’re disappointed but you got to give them credit,” said a distraught Manganti. “They came out strong, they had a great game, and made some clutch baskets. Got to give it up to them.”What made the blow even harder was Adamson went undefeated against the Fighting Maroons in the elimination round. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Those moments, however, were in the past and it was the Fighting Maroons’ turn to take action against Manganti’s tendencies to shatter their hearts.Manganti, who was visibly pissed with the loss, said he was still proud of his team’s counter despite it falling short.“I’m confident in my team, in my teammates, in my coaches,” said Manganti, who finished with 15 points, 10 in the fourth, and five rebounds. “You know we could’ve gotten that one but [expletive] happens.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil What transpired in the first game of the semifinals saw the Soaring Falcons drop to a 54-43 hole at the end of the third only to go on a 26-11 run in the fourth to take a 69-65 lead with 2:18 left in the game after Manganti’s layup in transition.That comeback, though, was short-lived as Bright Akhuetie drilled the game-winning layup with 2.6 seconds left as if to serve as UP’s vindication for what Manganti had done to the Fighting Maroons in the past.READ: Akhuetie, Maroons give Falcons dose of own medicine in Final 4 thrillerManganti scored the game-winner in Adamson’s 73-71 win in the first round of Season 80 and he had a similar play in the Falcons’ first meeting with the Maroons in Season 81 for the 69-68 triumph.And as if fate once again intervened, Manganti nailed a clutch three that stopped UP’s 22-7 run and give Adamson an 80-72 win in the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Meggie Ochoa makes history, wins gold in World Championships LATEST STORIES View comments Sean Manganti has broken the hearts of University of the Philippines for the past two years, but in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament it was his turn to feel utmost sadness.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
Ashok Dass of Adventure, Essequibo Coast, is now dead following a road mishap on Monday evening. A 21-year-old driver was returning home when he ran over an object which was later discovered to be the head of the deceased.The driver has been detained. A Police investigation has been launched.Details of this story will be published in the February 08, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.
Sale of Sanata Complex…privatisation was best optionOn Friday June 8, former PPP Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh, and former NICIL CEO, Winston Brassington were further charged on the counts of misconduct in public office, this time for the sale of Sanata Textile Complex to Queens Atlantic Investment Inc (QAII) between October 20, 2010 and December 20, 2010. The charge asserted they “acted recklessly” when they sold the buildings on the parcel of land of 18.871 acres together for $697,864,800 plus VAT, (total $809.5M) even though the valuation came in at $1,042,403,500.00 and claimed the property was sold at a “grossly undervalued price”, thereby breaching their duties. However, the public documents released by National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) and seen by this publication disputes the charge. The information in the NICIL publications contends that the facts cited were cherry picked to arrive at the charge.NICIL’s efforts to sell the Sanata ComplexIn October 2001, a contract was executed with a Chinese company for the leasing of the dyeing and printing sections of Sanata Textiles Limited but in February 2005, the then Foreign Trade and International Cooperation Minister Clement Rohee and then Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Shen Quing signed an agreement for the handing over of the equipment and raw material for textile mill. The company returned the Complex to NICIL and walked away. It did not take long for the complex to revert to bush. Even with NICIL providing security, vandals still invaded to steal wires and other moveables.The financial drain on the Government was considerable with the annual upkeep costs in 2006 being almost $20 million: $8 million in security, $6 million in rates and taxes, and over $5 million in cleaning and miscellaneous repairs including perimeter lighting. The fees for the short-term leases for portions of the complex were never sufficient to cover the upkeep.NICIL began running advertisements for lease of the Complex in the third quarter of 2006 and finally extended its self-imposed January 2007 deadline by February 28, 2007 by which time they had run 20, without any tenders, as attested by the Auditor General when the Bid Box was opened. In accordance with the Privatisation Policy Framework Paper (PPFP) of July 1993, where an entity has been advertised and no bids received, direct negotiations could then be held. This was the case with the privatisation of Linmine to Omai in 2003 following the non-receipt of bids to the privatisation offers.And at this point, according to Geoff Da Silva, head of Go-Invest, they heard that NewGPC was seeking to expand its operations but were constrained at its Farm EBD Location. He contacted NewGPC to solicit their interest for leasing the fast deteriorating Sanata facility.QAII’s proposalThe New GPC, via its parent QAII, submitted a proposal in April 2007 to the Privatisation Unit to lease the Complex, and after intense negotiations a paper was submitted to the Privatisation Board in May 2007, which unanimously recommended approval. This was then submitted to Cabinet, which gave its approval. It outlined a programme of gutting the buildings, removing the asbestos and the introduction of five business ventures, including a Printing Plant, within five years. The Privatisation Board approved a 99-year lease at $50 million per annum, with an option to buy within three years subject to certain conditions. At the time, Da Silva had noted that QAII’s willingness to clear up the hundreds of thousand square feet of carcinogenic asbestos roof sheeting was very attractive to the Government since this was a very dangerous and expensive proposition.Upon Cabinet’s approval, QAII immediately embarked on its promised programme and reclamation, cleanup and investment. By 2010, having kept its side of the agreement QAII chose to exercise its option to purchase the property in accordance with the Lease Agreement. On May 30, 2007 QAII had requested and received a valuation of the property from the Government Assistant Valuation Officer, which proposed $330.375M (Land $269.200; Improvements $119.175M). On June 7, NICIL had commissioned a valuation from the private firm of Rodrigues Architects Ltd, which posited that the property be valued at $1,042,403.500 (Land $209,650M; Improvements $832,753.5M). NICIL also obtained on June 27, 2007 a valuation of the land and its improvements the Government’s Chief Valuation Officer of the Government, which came in at $245.175M (Land: $130M; Improvements $115.175M.QAII was responsible at their expense for the asbestos cleanup and removal of scrap alone, which they incurred at a cost above $400 million.In accordance with the lease agreement, QAII had the option to purchase the property based on an average valuation of a valuator acceptable to QAII ($330.375M was obtained from QAII, Deputy Government Valuation officer) and one obtained by NICIL ($1,042,403.5M from Rodriques Architects). This amounted to $697M plus VAT or $808 million VAT inclusive. The Government was pleased that Sanata moved from being a drain on the Treasury, to one providing employment, paying rates and taxes; corporate and income taxes and of course removing a haven for vagrants and thieves.The final price of the property has been determined in accordance with the 2007 Lease contract that details the determination of the price per two valuations. There has been no deviation from this. At the time of the lease and again at the time of the sale, both the Privatisation Board and Cabinet approved the transactions. Numerous press releases and reports have been made public since the lease some 11 years ago and the property sale some 8 years ago. The charges against Singh and Brassington for the sale of Sanata, again cherry-picks information and ignores the facts of the matter.Similar type charges made against Singh and Brassington have obtained an interim stay in the High Court by Justice Holder. The charges against Singh and Brassington relies on the same Misconduct in Public Office: Contrary to Public Law.
The curvaceous Texas-born Smith was a topless dancer at strip club before she made the cover of Playboy magazine in 1992, captivating readers with her Marilyn Monroe looks. She became Playboy’s playmate of the year in 1993. She was also signed to a contract with Guess jeans, appearing in TV commercials, billboards and magazine ads. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AP Video Anna Nicole Smith, the voluptuous former Playboy centerfold who married an octogenarian billionaire and waged a legal battle for his fortune all the way to the Supreme Court, died Tuesday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39. The blond bombshell – who recently became tabloid fodder all over again after the sudden, apparently drug-related death of her 20-year-old son – was found unresponsive while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, said the attorney, Ron Rale. She was rushed to a hospital. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
Alan Irvine has told his West Brom stars he wants more of the same after they beat Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.The Baggies took themselves off the bottom of the table with a 1-0 victory against Spurs as James Morrison headed home while unmarked in the second half.And Irvine, who celebrates his first win as West Brom boss, has already informed his players he is keen to see their performance replicated as the season progresses.He told talkSPORT: “It’s already been said in the dressing room that that [performance] has set the standard. That’s what we have to keep on doing.”
Ardara’s Wild Atlantic Festival kicked off to a roaring start over the Bank holiday weekend. The festival runs until this Saturday.Many came out on Monday night to show off their céilí dancing moves at the ‘Dance at the Crossroads’ event. A fantastic event as it didn’t matter whether you were an expert or had two left feet; it was all about the craic! The festival includes; live street music, historical events, walks, and much more. For more information see Ardara Town’s Facebook page. DDTV: Huge crowd turned out to ‘dance at the Crossroads’ during Ardara festival was last modified: August 3rd, 2016 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:Ardaraardara festivalceili dancingdancing at the crossroads
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The GAA could have sold out Croke Park twice over for Sunday’s All-Ireland final between Donegal and Kerry.At least Big Neil is guaranteed a ticket at Croker!The claim will be little comfort to Donegal fans who have still yet to get their hands on a golden pass.But Alan Milton, the GAA’s Head of Media Relations, said the game has generated exceptional demand. “I can’t quantify this precisely in that I haven’t logged every single request for a ticket, but my belief is that we could sell out Croke Park twice over for Sunday.“There are a number of factors: a) it’s a novel pairing b) the semi-finals were of a such a high standard that there’s big neutral interest and c) the numbers from each county who will travel back to Ireland – both Kerry and Donegal have a very strong overseas presence in the United States particularly but also farther afield.“Kerry haven’t won for five years and haven’t even been in a final for three. Throw in that Donegal come with a level of expectation after beating Dublin and may start as favourites and you can get an idea of the allure created by this fixture.“It might surprise people that this is on a par with Mayo and Donegal two years ago, which was the highest demand I’d ever seen for an All-Ireland final.” WE COULD HAVE SOLD OUT CROKE PARK TWICE OVER FOR FINAL – GAA was last modified: September 17th, 2014 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:all-irelandCroke ParkdonegalGAAKerry
Donegal Sinn Féin TDs, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty have written to the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, demanding that he does not sign off on the closure of any Garda station without consultation.The TDs told donegaldaily.com that Mr Shatter must consult Joint Policing Committees, local communities and community organisations including community alert committees, parish councils and representative groups for the elderly or disabled in each affected community are consulted with and have the opportunity to make their case for the station’s retention.There has been widespread speculation that a number of garda stations across Donegal will be closed after Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan completes his review of how best to utilise garda resources massively reduced by govermment cut backs. In their joint statement, the TDs said: “We are very concerned about the suggestion that some garda stations will close and the impact on the communities that they have historically served.“Donegal is a very challenging county to police and we are aware that the gardaí have faced increasing pressures over recent times due to government cut backs and a reduction in their numbers.”MacLochlainn and Doherty pointed out that the mission statement of An Garda Síochána is “Working with Communities to Protect and Serve”.They went on: “A real partnership between the garda and the local communities they serve is vital. That is the driving principle behind Joint Policing Committees for example. “We are therefore deeply alarmed that this review does not appear to have a consultation process to facilitate submissions from JPCs, local communities and community organisations including community alert committees, parish councils and representative groups for the elderly or disabled.“We now demand that Minister Shatter does not sign off on the closure of any garda station until the above organisations in each affected community are consulted with and have the opportunity to make their case for the station’s retention. We have both written to the minister and the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, outlining our serious concerns.”DONEGAL TDs TURN ON SHATTER OVER GARDA STATION CLOSURES was last modified: October 19th, 2011 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:Deputy Padraid MacLochlainnDeputy Pearse DohertyGARDA STATION CLOSURES
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 An NFL coach watched USC’s come-from-behind victory over Arizona State on Saturday and made a quick observation about the No. 1-ranked Trojans. “The offense was in shambles in the first half,” the coach said. “LenDale White and Reggie Bush are the two best players on the team. Those two are legitimate NFL players and big-time prospects. “I don’t understand why they just didn’t focus on those two guys and that way they don’t put the defense in any strenuous situations.” Everyone knows White and Bush are two of the top tailbacks in the nation, but it took three games for USC to really take advantage of it. White, unfairly maligned by some within the USC program following the Hawaii game, showed against Arizona State that he’s possibly as talented as the more-hyped Bush. “He might be the most talented player,” the NFL coach said. With Matt Leinart ailing, USC made a decision that could last an entire season by making White and Bush the focal point. They responded with 269 yards rushing in the second half. White assumed a smaller role at the outset of the season, perhaps because he’s more outspoken than Leinart and Bush, but just like in the Orange Bowl (when he gained 118 yards), White demonstrated his worth when given enough carries. “We proved today that we can share time and still make the plays and score,” Bush said. It also showed USC could become a run-first team instead of making Leinart the focal point. Leinart received seven stitches in his chin and admitted he felt out of sorts although USC coach Pete Carroll said he didn’t suffer a concussion. “He wasn’t at his best,” Carroll said. “We tried a little too hard to get something going (in the first half).” Perhaps the best indication was a bootleg play Leinart ran independently in the third quarter that resulted in a six-yard loss. Asked where that play originated, Carroll said, “You can ask (Leinart). It came out of nowhere.” Meanwhile, USC’s running game set its own record Saturday. For the first time in school history, two USC tailbacks rushed for more than 100 yards in back-to-back road games. The last time two USC backs gained more than 100 yards in two straight games occurred in 1977, when Rod Connors and Dwight Ford did it against Texas Christian followed by Ford and Charles White eclipsing 100 yards each against Washington State. Comeback correction: After further research, USC determined its comeback was equaled in 2002, when the Trojans also overcame a 21-3 deficit to California. That victory and Saturday’s win over Arizona State are the biggest comebacks since the 55-24 victory over Notre Dame in 1974. Injury update: Safety Kevin Ellison will probably be lost for the season with torn knee ligaments, and will undergo an MRI for confirmation today. With Ellison out, cornerback Mozique McCurtis, out since training camp with a hernia, will get a chance to step into the nickel-back role. Linebackers Brian Cushing and Dallas Sartz (dislocated shoulders) are doubtful this week, Carroll said. Defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis is bothered by a sore hip and is questionable. Matua collapses: Offensive lineman Fred Matua collapsed in the locker room after the game because of dehydration. “I couldn’t hold him up,” Carroll said. “I tried to lighten the fall.” No harm, no foul: Carroll said he didn’t believe safety Darnell Bing did anything wrong on a personal-foul penalty in which Bing, standing on the sideline, appeared to shove an Arizona State player. “It was incidental as can be,” Carroll said. “He wasn’t trying to do anything. He just put his hand up.” Big numbers: Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller’s 347 yards passing and wide receiver Derek Hagan’s 162 receiving yards each registered as the 20th-best performance by a USC opponent in those categories since records were kept in 1946. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!