Ceres-Negros aims to keep unbeaten run

first_imgMOST READ Boeung Ket has won just one out of its four matches, its only victory coming against Singapore’s Home United, 3-2, at home on March 6.The Busmen can clinch top spot in the group with a win coupled by a loss or a draw for Singapore’s Home United against Shan United of Myanmar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC PHNOM PENH—Reigning Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros aims to continue its unbeaten streak in the AFC Cup as it clashes with a Boeung Ket squad looking to avenge a heavy defeat at Olympic Stadium here on Wednesday night.The Busmen, on top of Group F with 10 points from four matches, can move a step closer of sealing a place in the zonal semifinals with another victory in the 6:30 p.m. match (7:30 p.m. in Manila) against the Cambodians, whom they drubbed, 9-0, at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod in February.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Chinese clobber Malditas LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Cold-shooting Philippines turns to defense in win over Qatar

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 “Mentally, everybody was just pushing hard on defense and everybody felt that. Anybody who comes off the bench and will not not put out that same effort would feel ashamed of himself because he sees that all of his teammates were pushing hard,” Guiao said.“So that’s the mental perspective of everybody that if I have to play for my teammate and I have to play for my country, I cannot put out 99 percent, I have to put out more than 100 percent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Philippines’ Gabe Norwood, right, gives Qatar’s Momar Talla Gueye little room to operate. Photo from Fiba.comAfter another rough shooting night, the Philippines found that its best offensive weapon was its defense.The Filipinos’ offensive struggles continued on Monday, four nights after firing blanks in a loss to Iran.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Only this time, they pulled out the stops to complete a big turnaround and beat Qatar despite making only three out of their 32 tries beyond-the-arc.“The big difference was these guys really wanted to win and they showed that by the kind of defense that they played. It’s really a commitment to defend,” national team head coach Yeng Guiao said after a 92-81 win played closed-door at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 ChrissREAD: Philippines bounces back, pulls way in 4th to beat Qatar“It is almost impossible to sustain a 54-percent three-point shooting percentage if you play good defense,” Guiao, whose squad trailed by as much as 17, added.  Philippines bounces back, pulls away in 4th to beat Qatar Guiao was on point.With the Nationals applying a smothering pressure defense from 94 feet in the second half, the Qataris ended up missing all of their nine attempts from the three-point area after going 7-of-13 in the first two quarters.The Philippines’ unrelenting defense in the last two quarters also forced Qatar to commit nine turnovers, eight of which off steals.“We really committed ourselves to playing defense in the third quarter. We had a couple steals leading to easy baskets that gave us confidence,” said big man Beau Belga, who did a little bit of everything collecting 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and three blocks, in Filipino.Guiao felt his players’ mindset changed at halftime where Qatar took a 52-39 lead.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Denden Lazaro adds depth to already-stacked Petron roster

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Collegiate stars, former pros suit up in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 MANILA, Philippines—There’s no stopping Petron from beefing up its defense of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Fresh from winning the All-Filipino Conference, the Blaze Spikers added national team libero Denden Lazaro to their loaded roster ahead of the Grand Prix.According to reports, Petron got hold of Lazaro’s signature after the defensive stalwart finished her two-year contract with former club Cocolife.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 Chriss“Denden is a person of high character and a consummate pro. She proved that she could still play at a high level after helping us reach the semifinals in the Grand Prix. So with a heavy heart we announce her transfer to a new club,” said Cocolife team manager Joshua Ylaya in a statement.“We wish her well in her quest for her first PSL crown.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Lazaro, who started practicing with Petron on Monday, helped the Asset Managers to several playoff appearances but the team never found the strength to threaten the likes of Petron and F2—two teams who won five combined titles in 2017 and 2018,The former Ateneo Lady Eagle is expected to fill the role of Buding Duremdes, who will now return to Far Eastern University for the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament that will start in February.Lazaro joins a stacked team that features fellow Philippine internationals Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Ces Molina, and Rhea Dimaculangan with Americans Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell serving as Petron’s reinforcements for the conference.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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China to Build Liberia Health System

first_imgThe government of the People’s Republic of China has pledged that as a plan for the post-Ebola period, it will work with other international partners to help build and modernize Liberia’s health sector.The Chinese government through its Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Zhang Yue, said that there is a need to revamp the country’s health system and China will be wholeheartedly committed to that process as it has always done in the past.He spoke with reporters shortly after meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Affairs office where he had gone to introduce an advance 15-man Chinese medical team that arrived in country during the weekend to join the Ebola fight.Ambassador Zhang disclosed that the advance medical team comprises doctors, epidemiologists, designers, engineers and technicians, who he said will prepare for the construction of the ETU, exchange views with Liberian officials and experts and international partners.Medical equipment and building materials valued at US$82 million have begun arriving on a special flight from China to construct a100-bed ETU at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.This latest contribution is the fourth round of China’s assistance program for Ebola control in West Africa and comprises both cash and suppliesThe ETU will be staffed and operated by Chinese doctors and nurses assisted by local health workers.Ambassador ZHANG said China is not only committed to helping eradicate the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed hundreds of lives from the country and the region, but intends to help develop the country’s health system during the post-Ebola era.He assured President Sirleaf and Liberians that China’s presence in the Ebola fight in West Africa signifies his country’s full commitment to helping its partners.He had earlier disclosed plans by China to initiate the China-Africa Public Health Cooperation Plan that includes organizing 12 terms of training programs on public health, epidemic prevention and control for Africa, carrying out joint research on tropical diseases and helping to establish an information platform for public health and a monitoring network for epidemic prevention and control.It is no secret that the Ebola Virus Disease quickly overwhelmed Liberia and its neighbors as a result of poor and fragile health systems, a situation that needs urgent attention.The devastation caused by the Ebola outbreak has raised alarm about the fragility of the health system on the entire African continent. This, however, led to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, to call for robust actions on the part of African governments.Dr. Zuma, who visited Liberia last week, warned that as a lesson from the Ebola crisis, African governments should now see the need to develop a robust public health system in their various countries, indicating that this will help African governments to respond adequately to such outbreaks as the EVD and any other future health eventualities.President Sirleaf welcomed the delegation and lauded China for its continuous assistance to Liberia, which is greatly helping the country in the battle against Ebola.The Liberian leader urged that the team work as fast as possible to exert further pressure on the virus which is starting to reach a stabilizing level.She further requested that the ETUs be integrated into community health care services which she said will help prevent recurrence of the disease. “We all know the level of work that the Chinese government has done in our health sector especially at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center and the Jackson F. Doe Medical Center in Nimba County. They have been of great help to us,” the Liberian President said.China provided US$1.7 million aid package to Liberia on August 11, 2014, the first major international assistance to arrive in country.China has offered more than US$40 million in aid, dispatched nearly 200 medical staff to the affected areas, and set up a mobile laboratory in Sierra Leone, which has tested more than 500 Ebola samples with 100 per cent accuracy.It can be recalled China also donated logistics to the Liberian National Police (LNP) worth US$211,781.71 in support of the eradication of Ebola in the country.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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CRC Report Ready

first_imgThe Constitution Review Committee (CRC) has announced its readiness to submit to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the final results of the National Constitution Conference held recently in Gbarnga, Bong County.The conference, which proposed major changes in Liberia’s 1986 Constitution, was held from March 29 to April 2, 2015.It brought together delegates from the 15 counties and the Diaspora to vote on 25 proposed constitutional amendments to be submitted to President Sirleaf. The President had assured the delegates at the conference that once she receives the proposed changes to the constitution, she would forward to the Legislature in a timely manner a document that reflects the concerns and aspirations of the Liberian people. “Then it would be left with the Legislative disposition and submission of the set of proposals for referendum.”  The proposed amendments include reducing term durations for political offices and making Liberia a Christian state. With the recent pronouncement by Cllr. Scott that the report is ready, it is not clear whether it contains the controversial clause that has to do with turning Liberia into a Christian Nation. The Gbarnga Conference was attended by representatives of the 73 districts, Liberians from the Diaspora, representatives of political parties, civil society organizations (CSOs), and traditional leaders, among others.CRC Chairperson Gloria Musu Scott made her announcement at the Ministry of Information’s regular press briefing in Monrovia on Tuesday.She described the Gbarnga Conference as a “historic milestone” in post-conflict Liberia which is seeking sustained peace and reconciliation through constitutional reform.She stressed that the CRC has recognized and acknowledged the governance and democratic sensitivity of Liberians and their determination for genuine and progressive reforms that would promote fundamental freedoms, infrastructural, economic and people’s development.Liberians from all sectors of life must be commended for converging to make constitutional decisions without any political, social, economic and religious discrimination and preferences, said Cllr. Scott.She described the process as an “unprecedented democratic exercise with healthy engagements in which independent views were proposed and differences expressed with intensity without restriction, intimidation and discrimination among citizens.”According to her, the National Constitution Conference achieved national ownership, inclusiveness, national awareness and accountability because it also brought validation and consensus on the socio-economic rights, governance, decentralization, citizenship, persons with disabilities, family and religion as advanced by the delegates.  The objective of the conference was to validate the views of the citizens as published in the preliminary summery of views of Liberians as expressed during the consultations and sectorial meetings in 73 electoral districts and in the Diaspora.   “In a transparent manner,” Cllr. Scott maintained, “the CRC circulated its report, which contained views from electoral districts, stakeholders, government specialized agencies or commissions and Diaspora Liberians as well as the 25 recurrent views from the field.”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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World Bank partners with Guyana for new oil sector

first_imgA high-level five-member team from the World Bank is currently visiting Guyana to explore the possibilities of partnering with Guyana on the oil and gas sector.The team met with the acting President, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, to hold discussions on the sector.Led by Regional Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean region, Jorge Familiar, the World Bank has assured support to Guyana in capacity building as the country prepares for first oil.The visit is part of a simultaneous ongoing engagement with Guyana in several sectors.Others on the team included Regional Director Tahseen Sayed; Country Manager for Guyana and Jamaica, Galina Sotirova; Regional Programme Leader Abha Prasad; and Operations Officer Federico Baechili.Familiar shared the recent dismal experiences of a few regional states that depended on oil wealth, and stressed that Guyana would need solid governance systems to avoid pitfalls and to protect and beneficially spend anticipated revenues.In welcoming the team to Guyana, Nagamootoo referred to the Green Paper for a Natural Resources Fund, which was tabled in the National Assembly, and the crafting of a Green State Development Strategy to provide a generational vision for the future oil-producing Guyana. He noted that the Fund policy is underlined by stringent fiscal rules to guide the use of petroleum resources.Tahseen Sayed remarked that towards this end, the World Bank has approved a US$35 million development policy credit to better prepare the country to benefit from its oil and gas reserves, and to support Guyana’s efforts to strengthen financial sector development and fiscal management.The World Bank team is expected to meet other key Government officials and other stakeholders.last_img read more

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DONEGAL SCHOOLS TOLD THEY SHOULD CONSIDER NOT OPENING AS STATUS RED STORM CLOSES IN

first_imgThe National Emergency Committee held a press conference today to warn the public about the dangers of tonight’s storm.Schools across Donegal have been told that they can close tomorrow.The Department of Education today issued advice in light of the severe and potentially damaging winds affecting certain parts of the country as Storm Rachel reaches our shores.They say schools in the Status Red area should consider NOT opening. Currently, Met Eireann has issued such a warning for Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry until noon tomorrow.According to Met Eireann, wind gusts of 130 to 150km an hour are possible as well as high seas near the shore.In a statement today, the department said schools should consider not opening where a Status Red weather warning related to wind is forecast.The high winds could coincide with the periods during which students and staff would be expected to travel to and from school. The full guidance is available on the department’s website.The general guidance from the National Coordination Group on Severe Weather is that the public are asked to monitor Met Éireann forecasts for their area and to be aware of the weather conditions and to heed safety warnings.Donegal County Council has also warned people to be extra careful tonight and tomorrow.The travelling public are encouraged to monitor road conditions as well as transport operator services over national and local radio/tv, websites and social media for possible impacts. DONEGAL SCHOOLS TOLD THEY SHOULD CONSIDER NOT OPENING AS STATUS RED STORM CLOSES IN was last modified: January 15th, 2015 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:donegalschoolsStorm Rachelwindslast_img read more

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DANIEL PUTS FANS IN THE PICTURE FOR GAA GAME

first_imgMad GAA fan Daniel O’Donnell has ensured he won’t miss his beloved Donegal when they play Tyrone in Ulster Championship this Sunday.Daniel and late mum Julia.Daniel will be holding an open air concert this Sunday as a fundraiser for Dungloe Community Hospital – his only concert during an 18 month break from touring.The concert is a thank you after the hospital cared for his mum Julia who passed away there last year. Unfortunately for many fans, including Daniel, the concert falls on the same day as Donegal take on Tyrone at MacCumhaill Park.But Daniel has come to the rescue by providing a large screen for fans to watch the game.Other artists joining Daniel on the day include Paul and Mary B, The Cufflinks, White Lines, Paul Kelly, David Craig, Gary Gamble, Seamus Mc Gee, Paul Mc Cahill, Hugh Mc Monagle, Shane Owens, Lee Matthews and Ann Biddy.The open air concert is being held at ‘The Cope Car Park’ on the Main Street in Dungloe, Co. Donegal. The show will start at 1pm with Daniel on stage from 3pm to 5pm. The committee organising the concert have hired 1500 seats that will be available on the day for sale at €5. It will be on a first come first serve basis so they urge those of you who want seats to get there early.As well as the concert there will be a children’s play area, craft stalls, food and drink.The proceeds from the concert will be going towards Dungloe Community Hospital where Daniel’s late mother Julia got such great care during her final days.The date in which the concert is being held is also tinged with sadness for Daniel and his family as it was on that day last year that their mother passed away.The committee members involved in the organising of this event are Patrick Boyle from the Bayview Bar, Dungloe and Thomas Costello. Contact Patrick at The Bayview Bar on 074 9561682 for any further information.DANIEL PUTS FANS IN THE PICTURE FOR GAA GAME was last modified: May 12th, 2015 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:concertDanieldonegalGAAlast_img read more

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Warriors HQ: Dubs leave Oracle Arena on a win, may face Clippers, Thunder or Spurs in first playoff round

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors will not know who their opponent in the first round of the NBA playoffs will be until the regular season finale Wednesday. On Sunday, they concluded their final regular season game at Oracle Arena in Oakland with a 131-104 win against Los Angeles Clippers.Beat writer Mark Medina outlines 14 confusing playoff possibilities the Warriors could face and the rotating rest strategy Steve Kerr will employ in upcoming games. Half of the following eight players are slated to …last_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Eureka, Trinidad salmon fishing heating up

first_imgThe temperature isn’t the only thing heating up on the North Coast. The salmon bite out of Eureka and Trinidad sizzled this week. Tuesday was good, but it went wide-open on Wednesday. The Eureka charters had full limits by 10 a.m. and the Trinidad boats did equally as well, if not better.And for the first time since the season opened, a decent bite developed out of Brookings. Some of the credit should go to the weather. The ocean has been like a lake since Tuesday, putting more boats on the …last_img read more

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