Rain or Shine, NLEX escape

first_imgPolice seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Rodriguez, Superal join LPGT hunt Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “Since we made the trades, we became the No. 1 defensive team,” Garcia said after the Painters rose to 4-2 while dealing a first loss in five starts on the Hotshots.“The [defensive] effort is there. When we play good defense, the offense comes.”In the nightcap, NLEX earned at least a tie for a quarterfinal slot with a 103-100 triumph over San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Painters battle the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen next, and even with J’Nathan Bullock not dominating any department, Garcia believes he has the perfect import that will take the team deep into the tournament.Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan returned to duty after serving the country in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon and finished with a combined 28 points, 25 rebounds and seven assists.Despite being under the weather, Almazan forced himself to play and won Player of the Game honors with 13 points and 14 rebounds in less than 19 minutes. He was wheeled out of the dugout on a stretcher and taken to a hospital after the match. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles James Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter trades seen by many to have weakened the team, and with an import that is not putting up monster numbers compared to the others, Rain or Shine roared to a third straight win on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters held Star to its fewest output in the conference and pulled off a 92-88 victory as they continued to climb up the standings, ironically, after trading away a veteran superstar and a blue-chip rookie.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Dombrowski adds Red Sox title to 1997 Marlins championship

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum About half responded to his questionnaire, which ended with a request for a follow-up interview, and Roland Hemond of the Chicago White Sox invited him to come to Comiskey Park.Dombrowski asked about jobs in baseball, and Hemond suggested he go to the winter meetings in Honolulu. So Dombrowski headed to Hawaii, learned the White Sox were seeking an administrative assistant, cut short his senior year and started work Jan. 3 at age 21 after negotiating an $8,000 salary — $1,000 more than originally offered.FEATURED 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 ChrissAnd with that began a career that led to a World Series title with the 1997 Florida Marlins, AL pennants with Detroit in 2006 and ’12 and a second championship with the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.“When you’re younger, you think that it will happen more often,” he said. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments President of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox Dave Dombrowski sits in the team’s dugout before Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES — A man ahead of his time more than 40 years ago, Dave Dombrowski studied to become a general manager.Going into his junior year at Western Michigan’s Lee Honors College in 1977, he started work on his thesis: “The General Manager, ‘The Man in the Middle’” and wrote letters to every GM in the big leagues.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “I think you might want to spend a little less time in the clubhouse,” Dombrowski remembered was the message. “He said they look at you differently now and I didn’t really comprehend that. They need their own space.”Dombrowski was brought in by the Red Sox to take a position above general manager Ben Cherington, who decided to leave. The Red Sox rebounded from a last-place finish to win two straight AL East titles, but after consecutive Division Series losses, Dombrowski hired rookie manager Alex Cora last fall to replace John Farrell.Cora led the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 wins during the regular season. They meet for five to 15 minutes before games to kick around ideas.“He’s been able to slow it down for me,” Cora said. “He tells me what he saw during the games or he asks me what I’m thinking.”Dombrowski takes care not to impose.“You just want to make sure that nothing’s missed, and normally it’s not,” he said. “We try to guide where necessary but also let him make his own decisions. I think it’s important.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img “In this new system of organization, the general manager would occupy the top position of the baseball department, and perform an integrative function so that his whole department would run efficiently,” he wrote then.Now 62, he looks back with fondness at his start with the White Sox. He was part of a five-man front office that included assistant business manager Mike Veeck, the son of maverick owner Bill Veeck; player personnel adviser Paul Richards; and director of baseball operations Charlie Evranian.“I used to drive Bill and Roland home a lot of times,” Dombrowski said. “I answered tryout letters. I did filing. I got to go to spring training. I set up transportation. At that time you did everything and anything they wanted, and I loved it. I was there every hour of the day basically, every waking hour, because there were few of us.”His job with the Red Sox isn’t comparable.“Now, we have a gathering of the baseball group, there’s 35 in the front office,” he said in Dodger Stadium’s first base dugout before Game 5.Chicago promoted Dombrowski several times, but he was fired when Ken Harrelson was GM in 1986. Murray Cook hired him as Montreal’s director of player development and Dombrowski became the Expos’ GM in July 1988 at age 31.Dombrowski stayed a little more than three years, then left in September 1991 to become GM of the expansion Marlins ahead of their first season in 1993.He hired Jim Leyland as manager in 1996, and a year later the Marlins won the World Series in just their fifth season. Founding owner H. Wayne Huizenga sold the team to Henry in January 1999, and Dombrowski remained as GM until November 2001.As Henry prepared to sell the Marlins and head the group that bought the Red Sox, Dombrowski left to become president and chief executive officer of the Tigers. Leyland joined Dombrowski as manager for 2006 and spent eight seasons with Detroit that included just one losing record.Tigers scout Scott Reid taught Dombrowski a valuable lesson, that times had changed and he no longer should keep a locker in the clubhouse and change after jogging. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Westbrook, George lead Thunder past Suns for 1st win Dombrowski was hired as Boston’s president of baseball operations in August 2015, two weeks after he was fired by the Tigers in the middle of his 14th season.Hours after Detroit made its stunning announcement, Dombrowski received a call from Red Sox owner John Henry, who bought the Marlins in January 1999 after Dombrowski had completed six seasons as Florida’s GM.“He said, ‘Let’s talk.’ He said, ‘I’ve got some thoughts. Please don’t do anything,’” Dombrowski recalled Sunday.Dombrowski’s 77-page paper, finished in 1978, examined running ballclubs back to the 1860s, the hiring of men to run teams for absentee owners and the creation of the GM job when Cleveland owner Alva Bradley hired Billy Evans in November 1927.He examined the success of Branch Rickey and George Weiss, and discussed the changes brought about by the players’ union. Dombrowski correctly predicted big business and internationalization would transform the role into a senior executive supervising a staff.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Why wreck something and then sell it?

first_imgDear Editor,It is difficult to discern whether this Government is serious about intelligence gathering for decision-making purposes, or if it is just involved in political patronage by creating jobs for the ‘boys’, or it is downright incompetent and only seeking self-aggrandisement. While the list seems not to be exhaustive, there seems to be a common trend: nothing it does is liable to benefit the country and its citizens. There is no dearth of examples either when one looks at the hiring of foreign ‘experts’ and professionals; the potpourri of CoIs and the lack of benefits to us from the oil deal.The current GuySuCo fiasco takes us into the realm of the unbelievable. The closing down of Wales and the diversification into rice and now the attempt to reopen and the closing down of Rose Hall and Skeldon Estates and the redundancy of the workers and now the attempts to reopen them make it undoubtedly conclusive that this Government has no clue of what it is doing to the industry and I could recall an old cliché which says that ‘one should not cut his nose to spite his face’.This Government spent a total of $175 million in two years on CoIs and these are still continuing. Of this amount, $51.8 million was spent on the GuySuCo CoI and it is public knowledge that the CoI recommended ‘privatisation’ and not ‘closure’, yet the recommendation was thrown aside by the Government which paid for it. The CoI comprised a team of ‘experts’, which included the now Chairman of GuySuCo’s Board of Directors, Dr Clive Thomas. He did the ‘financial and economic’ analysis. If this recommendation was heeded, then the current situation which GuySuCo finds itself in would have been avoided. It would not have needed the Special Purpose Unit to educate this Government that if you want to sell an ‘asset’ profitably, then you need to sell it as a ‘going concern’. What is alarming is the fact that many apologists for this Government concluded that the Government did well!At our Regional Democratic Council (RDC) statutory meeting a few months back, I told the Council that this is a wrong move and I was supported by my colleagues on the Opposition side of the Council. The Government side supported the Government’s move to close down the Estate in Region Six. Mr Samuel Fraser, an APNU Councillor, complimented the Government! The Regional Chairman, Mr David Armogan, had then told him that if you want to sell your car, you cannot remove the wheels and then invite offers. Why would anyone want to wreck something and then sell it?This Government, through its Cabinet and the Minister of Agriculture, did exactly the opposite of what the CoI recommended. They closed down the estates, cannibalised the factories, abandoned the hundreds of millions of dollars of sugar canes in the fields, sent home the workers and triggered a debilitating economic decline, which is being felt not only in the sugar belt but across this country. Additionally, the diversification programme at Wales has failed miserably and some workers are yet to receive their severance pay. Entire communities across these sugar belt areas are on the brink of starvation. What is also clear is the valuation process of the assets should have been done before any closure. This is typical of how the PNC works. It is unimaginable that a Government can be so incompetent! It leaves us to wonder what our fate will be in the next two years!Now it is becoming more evident that this Government did all of this to spite the PPP and its supporters who are perceived to be sugar workers. It is a show of ‘who’s the boss’. However, the fact is that the AFC and APNU received more than its share of support from its traditional base and their conclusion is incomprehensible. Many sugar workers voted for them for the 20 per cent increase, which was peddled on TV by the AFC and by the distribution of leaflets in the sugar estates area. I confronted the AFC member from Fyrish who was distributing this leaflet in my community in the presence of some sugar workers. So, this is not a figment of the sugar workers’ imaginations.In my opinion, the situation will worsen, since it is now accepted that the valuation process will take longer than anticipated and the SPU attempts to recommence sugar production at these estates will fail with the huge stock of sugar canes being spoiled beyond salvage. The closure not only destroyed the workers but the estates as well. This Government has succeeded in utilising $40 billion of taxpayers’ money to further destroy the industry.The action of this Government reminds me of Sir Walter Scott’s Marmion, “O, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.”Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRegion Six RDCCouncillorlast_img read more

Pres. Weah’s First Appointments

first_imgInauguration Day: President Weah is escorted back to the platform by AFL Chief of Staff, Major General Daniel Dee Ziankahn, who would later that day be appointed Minister of National Defense. (Photo: Nick N. Seebeh)Ziankahn for Defense, Findley for Foreign Affairs; Samukai RelievedThe evening of his inauguration, President George Manneh Weah with immediate effect, relieved the Minister of National Defense, Brownie J. Samukai, replacing him with the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Major General Daniel Dee Ziankahn.The President thereby retired, with immediate effect, Ziankahn and is hereby appointed as Minister of National Defense, subject to confirmation by the Senate.The Deputy Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Prince Charles Johnson III, is hereby appointed Chief of Staff of the AFL with immediate effect with the rank of Major General, pending confirmation by the Senate.In consonance with Article 54 of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia (1986), the President George Manneh Weah has made the following nominations to positions in Government for confirmation by the Liberian Senate.Mr. Nathaniel F. McGill , Minister of State for Presidential Affairs & Chief of StaffMr. Gbehzohngar M. Findley, Minister of Foreign AffairsSamuel D. Tweh, Minister of Finance & Development PlanningCllr. Charles Gibson, Minister of JusticeMaj. Gen. Daniel Dee Ziankahn (Rtd), Minister of National Defense,Brig. Gen Prince C. Johnson, Maj. Gen. Chief of Staff-AFLAlso appointed with immediate effect is: Mr. Sam Mannah, Press Secretary to the President, Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs.President Weah has meanwhile directed that the heads of government agencies and ministries including the ministries of Information, Len Eugen Nagbe; Education, George K. Werner; Internal Affairs, Varney Sirleaf; Liberia National Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman; and Mary T. Broh, Director of the General Services Agency (GSA), will hold on until further notice.A release issued late yesterday said all other ministries and Public Corporations will be supervised by the directors of Human Resource of those entities until further notice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Morrison places second in the 1500 metre event in Calgary

first_imgCalgary, AB – Denny Morrison finished in second place in the 1500 metre speed skating event at the Long Track Fall World Cup Selections in Calgary on Sunday.Morrison who placed third in the 1000 metre event the day before, finished with a time of 1:44:16. Vincent De Haitre won the race with a time of 1:43:56.Morrison said, “I’m happy with how my experience and maturity in racing showed today. I don’t have to make any huge changes anymore. I have the trust and confidence in myself to just build off this and let it happen a little more. My family is my number one teammate and they know better than everyone what I’ve been through on the ice and off, and not just in speed skating but pertaining to life as well. It’s emotional, a very positive emotion.”- Advertisement -If Morrison is selected to represent Canada at the 2018 games, this would be his fourth time competing and he feels he has shown enough to land a spot. Only four skaters will be selected to represent Canada at the upcoming Winter Olympic games in South Korea.The final team is expected to be announced over the next couple of weeks.last_img read more

The list of BIG Prem games just got bigger now Brighton and Palace have a date

first_img 2 2 We’ve got Brighton v Palace to look forward to now as well as Liverpool v Man United…201719/08/17: Tottenham v Chelsea26/08/17: Liverpool v Arsenal and Chelsea v Everton09/09/17: Everton v Tottenham and Man City v Liverpool16/09/17: Chelsea v Arsenal and Man United v Everton23/09/17: West Ham v Tottenham30/09/17: Chelsea v Man City14/10/17: Liverpool v Man United21/10/17: Everton v Arsenal and Tottenham v Liverpool28/10/17: Man United v Tottenham04/11/17: Chelsea v Man United and Man City v Arsenal18/11/17: Arsenal v Tottenham25/11/17: Liverpool v Chelsea28/11/17: Brighton v Crystal Palace02/12/17: Arsenal v Man United09/12/17: Liverpool v Everton, Man United v Man City and West Ham v Chelsea12/12/17: West Ham v Arsenal16/12/17: Man City v Tottenham23/12/17: Arsenal v Liverpool and Everton v Chelsea30/12/17: Tottenham v West Ham 201801/01/18: Arsenal v Chelsea01/01/18: Everton v Man United13/01/18: Liverpool v Man City and Tottenham v Everton31/01/18: Tottenham v Man United03/02/18: Liverpool v Tottenham10/02/18: Tottenham v Arsenal24/02/18: Arsenal v Man City24/02/18: Man United v Chelsea03/03/18: Man City v Chelsea10/03/18: Man United v Liverpool31/03/18: Chelsea v Tottenham and Everton v Man City07/04/18: Chelsea v West ham, Everton v Liverpool and Man City v Man United14/04/18: Tottenham v Man City and Crystal Palace v Brighton21/04/18: Arsenal v West Ham28/04/18: Man United v Arsenal05/05/18: Chelsea v Liverpool Find out when Man United take on Liverpool and many other massive Premier League games last_img read more

Donegal ladies aim to make history as they take on Dublin

first_imgGAA: Donegal Senior Ladies team are aiming to make history tomorrow evening when they face formidable opponents in the form of Dublin. Donegal are aiming to reach their first ever All-Ireland semi-final, standing in their way are Dublin, one of the sides tipped to win the ALL-Ireland outright.Donegal have been boosted by the news that star forward Geraldine McLaughlin has returned from New York. McLaughlin has missed the entire championship campaign to date since jetting off to the USA in June.Her return will be a massive psychological boost for Donegal as they face one of the best teams in the country.Donegal have regrouped admirably since their Ulster championship exit, and have performed superbly in the qualifiers. They defeated Galway last time out in a cracking contest, two goals from Amber Barrett were crucial to ensure their passage to the last eight.Dublin have an experienced team and have a multitude of players who’ve won Leinster Championship medals in Croke Park in recent years.Deirdre Murphy is a new name in the team at full back as is Lauren Magee who is set to start in the middle of the field.Sharpshooter Nicole Owens, is set to start at centre forward but the inside forward line of Siobhán Woods, Sinéad Aherne and Lyndsey Davey is possibly the best trio in the game.Donegal will again look to Therese McCafferty, Karen Guthrie, Grainne Houston and Niamh Hegarty to show their leadership, class and experience for what will undoubtedly be a tough test.But Donegal will go into this clash with confidence and self belief, and a bumper crowd is expected to travel to Longford to see them hopefully book a historic semi-final place. Venue: Pearse Park, Longford.Time: 5pm.Donegal ladies aim to make history as they take on Dublin was last modified: August 12th, 2016 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:all-ireland quarter finaldonegaldublinLadiesnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today called for the School of Tourism campus of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) to be maintained in Killybegs to support regional development in the North West, following a financial review of LYIT whereby consideration is being given to closing the college.Speaking at Topical Issues in the Dáil today to Minister Ciarán Cannon the Independent for Donegal South-West stated: “At the minute the LYIT board are drafting a three year financial plan for the institute and I believe that it is under consideration to relocate the school of Tourism to the Letterkenny campus and this will seriously undermine the viability of the Killybegs Campus of LYIT.“There is a serious urgency in this situation because the plan is due to be delivered to the Higher Education Authority before the summer and this will signal the end of the delivery of Tourism courses in Killybegs. “While everyone understands that there is a need for education and training to be cost effective, closing the Killybegs campus will be a severe setback for the whole of South West Donegal with the withdrawal of a vital education resource.“It will also make the continuation of the adult learner facilities in Killybegs unviable and remove a resource for many under skilled and unemployed workers to improve their educational attainment and contribute to the growth of a viable tourism sector, which because of government policy is the only option in Donegal for job growth.“The School of Tourism is the lynch pin that is keeping the rest of the facilities at the Killybegs campus going and if it is removed it will reduce the viability of the entire campus. LYIT may have financial difficulties, recovering student debt probably the biggest problem they have, but removing the school of tourism from Killybegs will ultimately not solve their problems. But it will hamper the recovery and development of a large part of the county and remove a huge tradition that has been in the hospitality and tourism industry for many years.“Surely LYIT has a role in delivering and participating in the development of the entire region. For this reason the Killybegs campus should be seen and supported as part of that remit, developing the tourism, food and renewable energy sectors for the future of everyone in the North West. “The Minister has stated that as LYIT is an independent body, how their funding is allocated internally is their decision but this response offers no clarity on the matter. I am holding a public meeting on this pressing issue in the Tara Hotel, Killybegs on Monday 13th May at 8pm and encourage everyone to come along,” stated Pringle. ‘LYIT CONSIDERING CLOSURE OF KILLYBEGS CAMPUS’ – PRINGLE was last modified: May 8th, 2013 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:’LYIT CONSIDERING CLOSURE OF KILLYBEGS CAMPUS’ – PRINGLElast_img read more


first_imgStranorlar Area Labour candidate, Brian McCrea, has today welcomed the very positive response he has received from Minister of State for Transport and Tourism, Alan Kelly, in relation to a Greenway Cycle path in the Barnesmore Gap area. McCrea has recently highlighted the huge potential for local investment and employment that such a project may deliver, and is calling again on the incoming council to make a case for the area.The Minister told McCrea, ‘Given the popularity and success of Greenways already delivered, I will continue to explore funding streams for such projects given their contribution to community life as well their significant economic stimulus potential’. McCrea told Donegal Daily, “In recent weeks the Minister has announced that €10m has been earmarked to develop Greenways and cycle routes and has ‘strongly urged Donegal County Council and local interest groups and yourself to continue to campaign and seek funding for the development of Greenways in Donegal’.McCrea continued, “The EU Structural Funds Programme 2014 to 2021 is currently being finalised and there may be significant opportunities for cycle infrastructure development under Inter-reg and the Rural Development Programme.McCrea concluded, “A previous application with the County was unsuccessful and at present no further applications have been submitted.ELECTION 2014: MCCREA WELCOMES PROPOSED INVESTMENT FOR GREENWAY CYCLE PATH IN BARNESMORE GAP was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian McCreaElection 2014:newsPoliticslast_img read more

Marleau, Tavares haunt Sharks in loss to Maple Leafs

first_imgTORONTO — The ghosts of Patrick Marleau and John Tavares haunted the Sharks again.Tavares netted a pair of goals and Marleau scored his first against his former-team as the Toronto Maple Leafs (18-8) beat the Sharks  5-3 Wednesday night.Marleau, who left the Sharks after 19 seasons to join the Maple Leafs in July 2017, scored on the power play at 1:53 in the second, making it a 4-2 game. The goal gave him game winners against 30 different clubs, the only player in NHL history to do …last_img