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first_imgn JC are defending championsn STGC may be without captain Shevon Stewartn JC may be without coach Miguel Coleyn JC has scored six Super Cup goals and conceded onen STGC has scored 11 Super League goals and conceded threen STGC’s Alex Marshall leads thecompetition with six goalslast_img

PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Paul Zamar hit a triple with 7.9 seconds left on Friday night that sealed a come-from-behind win by Blackwater over Meralco, 94-91, which put the Elite back on track in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “In my heart, I know we have a chance to win every game, even though I know that all of our opponents are stronger than us,” he said.Import Henry Walker had 24 points and 14 rebounds and was the one who pumped life back into the Elite when the Meralco barrage came in the fourth period. Belo finished with 14 points and Zamar 13.Allen Durham paced the Bolts with 32 points, 21 rebounds and six assists but only Baser Amer and Ken Bono were able to back him up with twin digit scoring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I prayed when I made that decision. To God be the glory,” Ramos went on, pointing up for all the reporters to see. “Mike is good. But today, I couldn’t get anything from him. He was trying his best. He just couldn’t get his range.“I asked guidance from the Lord, that’s why I was able to choose Zamar.”Meralco thus dropped to 1-4 overall and inched closer to being on the bubble, and the Bolts would need to string up wins pretty quick if they want to fan hopes of making it to the Finals of the season-ending conference for the third straight year and finally win it all.“What’s good (with this win) is that we know we can bounce back (from a defeat and being 10 points down in the fourth quarter),” Ramos went on. “To me that’s development of their character.”The Elite will just have a day’s rest before returning to action, colliding with Rain or Shine—another formidable foe—for what could be a berth in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES But more than that, coach Bong Ramos is seeing something that is a cause for more elation.“The players are developing character and I just hope that we continue to do that,” Ramos said after the Elite climbed to a momentary tie for the lead at 5-1 by roaring back from 10 points down in the final seven minutes. “It was a great bounce back, a great come-from-behind win for us.”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 ChrissRamos pushed all the right buttons when the chips were down and put all the right people on the floor when winning time came, with Mac Belo also hitting a triple and Zamar capping off their whirlwind windup with one of his own that doomed the Bolts to their fourth straight loss.“I had to decide on whether to (play) Mike DiGregorio (the team’s starting point guard) or Zamar (for the stretch), and I chose Zamar,” Ramos said after turning out to be a genius with Zamar also smothering a key layup attempt by Anjo Caram just a few seconds before his game-winning triple.last_img read more

Teenage mother allegedly watches twins die at WDRH

first_img– accuses doctors, nurses of negligenceA young mother has blamed doctors and nurses at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) for the death of her twin babies on Saturday last.The teenage mother, Preya Eshwar of Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), explained that at about 04:00h on Saturday, she was at home and began to feel contractions. As such, she was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where she was examined and told she had developed an infection.Doctors there referred her to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where her tribulations began. According to the aggrieved mother, whilst there, she was further examined and told that the infection could cause her to lose her babies. She was already in the seventh month of her pregnancy.Nevertheless, she revealed that she was given a drip to induce labour and then left alone for close to two hours. After she began to cry out for unbearable pain, she was wheeled to a delivery room in the upper flat of the hospital and left unattended for another hour.The young woman related that she felt her babies kicking and as such called out to doctors. She subsequently delivered her first baby. “When the first one came out, he was crying loudly so they put him on my stomach even though I still hadn’t given birth to the second one,” the teenager stressed.She gave birth to her second child but the doctors and nurses at the hospital were too busy recording her to notice that the baby had fallen into the bedpan.“They deh laughing as I am in pain trying to push out my second baby. And a Cuban doctor had her phone and she was videoing me, I don’t know why. The baby came out and fall into the bedpan,” Eshwar cried.The baby was reportedly picked up and also placed on her stomach crying. A nurse reportedly clothed the babies and placed them under a light in the delivery room before leaving.“They leave my babies crying and shivering under a light because the room was very cold… they didn’t even try to help them, they just left them to die right in front of my eyes… I watched my babies die”.Later, the babies were removed by nurses and Eshwar was told that she had given birth to stillborn babies. “They tell me that my babies couldn’t live because their lungs wasn’t developed enough but how could they decide that and just leave them to die?” Eshwar questioned.The young woman and her family are calling on the Public Health Ministry to look into the issue and are warning pregnant women against going to the medical facility to give birth.“Them nurses that they have looking after you, all of them look young just like me and they deh on their phones while I was in pain… this was the worst thing I ever experienced… the Ministry needs to look into this and nobody should go there, pay ya’ll money and go private… one of the nurse said that my babies make 20 for the month that they lost,” the frustrated and aggrieved mother stated.last_img read more


first_imgPsoriasis sufferers throughout Donegal can attend FREE psoriasis information clinics in Donegal town and Letterkenny today.Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects in excess of 100,000 people in Ireland and an estimated 4,400 people live in Donegal.The first clinic takes place in Eske Pharmacy, Donegal town between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Dermatology nurse Siobhan Murphy will provide one to one advice to patients on their psoriasis, management of their condition and compliance with treatments. Patients can drop in or make an appointment by calling 0749722033.Siobhan hosts the second clinic in Boots Chemist, Unit 8, Retail Park, Letterkenny between 2pm and 5pm. Call 0749125631 for an appointment.Choosing what clothes to wear and where to spend their leisure time can be a major problem for people, says Siobhan.The condition means people are sometimes unable to wear short sleeve shirts or tops and uniforms can be a problem, as patients cannot hide their condition at work. “The condition affects people on a daily basis in choosing what clothes to wear and where they spend their leisure time.Some people are unable to wear short sleeve shirts or tops due to plaques on their arms and similar style uniforms can be problematic, as patients cannot hide their condition at work,” she says.“Women have difficulty sourcing long sleeve dresses for summer weddings to cover their arms and although they do not want to wear cardigans on a hot day, they often have no alternative. They are also curtailed by the length of the dress they can buy, as they have to hide plaques on their legs. Some resort to wearing trousers. Other patients are unable to wear dark clothing as the skin scale is very noticeable on their shoulders and is often mistaken for dandruff.Many are unable to go swimming to their local pool, as they fear a negative reaction from others to their condition,” says Siobhan.The Psoriasis Association of Ireland urges people to visit their doctor rather than suffer in silence. People For more details about psoriasis visit www.psoriasisireland.ie or www.mypsoriasis.ie of follow on facebook.com/psoriasisirelandPsoriasis factsheet:• It is possible to manage psoriasis and even clear it• Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body. However, the most common sites of psoriasis are the scalp, elbows and knees • Psoriasis usually appears as red, elevated plaques with silvery scales at various locations on the body• Psoriasis can come and go at any time• Psoriasis can occur at any age and both men and women are equally affected• Psoriasis can be an inherited disorder but is not infectious or contagious• Some people may develop psoriasis if other trigger factors are present such as throat infection, sunburn, stress, other medications and alcohol• Safe sun exposure can help most people but for a small number of people it can worsen it• A minority of people with psoriasis can develop a type of arthritis called Psoriatic ArthritisMAJOR CLINICS FOR PSORIASIS SUFFERERS ACROSS DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: April 16th, 2012 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:clinicsdonegalpsoriasislast_img read more


first_imgThe 2010 feast which was a huge success!The Rathmullan Harvest Feast is set to return on Sunday, October 5th and it really is all a bit of child’s play but for a wonderful cause.Having successfully taken place in 2010, efforts were put in place to revive the feast with this year’s proceeds supporting the development of an Accessible and Inclusive play area in the lovely seaside village.The feast comes in the form of a communal lunch and dinner in a vintage marquee on the site of the pier hotel on Sunday October 5th. The wonderful Rathmullan playground.This year’s bountiful menu includes oysters, Swilly fishcakes, Pat Patton’s shoulder of lamb and much more. Refreshments will be on hand to quench any resulting thirst. Each meal can be complemented by a pint of Kinnegar Beer or a bottle of wine – with half the proceeds of beer sales and €7.50 per bottle of wine being donated towards the play area.The net result of these contributions will be the provision of an Accessible and Inclusive extension to the existing play area in Rathmullan. This will ensure that all children, local or visiting, can have the opportunity to play together as children should.An inclusive play area is one which provides the means for all children to have the opportunity to play, through the provision of appropriate space and equipment to cater for whatever needs they may have. The ability to play is essential to children’s development, and the contributions made by those attending the feast will see that no child is denied this right.To add to the occasion a free program of events has been put in place to follow lunch or precede dinner including Sailing, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Taster Sessions, Boat Trips on the Enterprise, Walking tours with Deirdre Friel, Tours of Kinnegar Brewing, visits to the Walled Garden at Rathmullan House, as well as music in the pubs. While these activities are free, any contributions towards the play area would be welcomed. The scene is set for some guilt free indulgence with tickets available for a lunch or dinner sitting at €25, with €15 of this going towards the play area. Tickets can be purchased in Rathmullan at the White Harte Pub, Belles Kitchen and Rathmullan House or by calling 074 915 8188. Further details of the feast and the day’s activities can be found via Rathmullan Information’s facebook page.The Rathmullan Harvest Feast is a joint initiative of the White Harte Pub, Belles Kitchen, Salt-n-Batter, Rathmullan House, Kinnegar Brewing, and the Taproom, organised with the generous support of Scarpello & Co, Pat Patton, Alfie’s, JGK Construction, and the Garvin O’Doherty Group. THE RATHMULLAN HARVEST FESTIVAL REALLY IS CHILD’S PLAY! was last modified: September 27th, 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)last_img read more

COSAFA Cup: Cranes fall to Lesotho

first_img2019 COSAFA CupLesotho 0(3) – 0(2) UgandaPrinces Magogo Stadiam, Durban Saturday, 01-06-2019DURBAN-SOUTH AFRICA – Lesotho registered a first ever victory over Uganda on Saturday, in the quarter finals of the 2019 COSAFA Cup.After a goalless 90 minutes, the two nations were separated by penalties with Lesotho winning 3-2 in the end.The Cranes were dominant throughout the entire 90 minutes but wasted several opportunities to win the game before sudden death.“The game was very competitive as we tried as much as we could to get a goal but kept on missing chances, said Cranes coach Abdallah Mubiru after the game.“We were also lucky not to concede because they created chances of their own.The trio of Michael Birungi, Daniel Isiagi and Shafick Kagimu troubled Lesotho’s defence in the first half and tasted goal keeper Samuel Ketsekile but could not find the net.Isiagi was lively up front but he as his peers lacked the cutting edge.StarTimes Uganda Premier top scorer Juma Balinya who led the forward line had a below-per performance as he failed to impose him self.His only highlight came in the 72nd minute, when he has played in through on goal by Muzamir Mutyaba but saw his effort saved by Ketsekile.In the second half, Vipers Dan Sserunkuma was introduced and also had several chances wasted, including one that rattled the up-right on 60 minutes.With every passing minute, Lesotho looked to be growing in confidence and also had a goal correctly disallowed in the last 20 minutes.After the final whistle, the Ugandan players could not hold their nerves when it came to the spot kicks.Mustapha Kizza, John Revita and substitute Paul Mucurezi, succumbed to the pressure and missed three of Uganda’s penalties.Only Mutyaba and Balinya, held onto their nerves to find the back of the net.Mutyaba (Right) was one of only two Ugandans to convert in sudden-death.For Lesotho who defeated Uganda for the first time in history, converted three of their first four kicks to win the contest 3-2 and progress to the semi finals of the main competition.“In the shoot-out, we lacked Maturity. However, the future is bright for this young team, Mubiru said about the spot kicks.“We can build on our performance today and get the best from our players.“We are now waiting for our next opponet in the classification game and our focus is to have a win in the competition.Uganda Cranes will play the loser between South Africa and Botswana in the COSAFA Plate semi final on 4th June 2019.COSAFA Plate is a classification competition for teams that lose on the quarterfinals.CRANES STARTING XI Lukwago Charles (GK), Willa Paul, Kizza Mustapha, Isinde Isaac, Revita John, Mutyaba Muzamiru, Kasozi Nicholas, Birungi Michael, Kagimu Shafik, Balinya Juma, Isiagi DanielSUBSAlitho James (GK), Mbowa Paul, Dan Serunkuma, Paul Mucureezi, Bright Anukani, Nelson Senkatuka, Kayiwa Allan, Musana Hassan, Mujjuzi MustaphaComments Michael Birungi beats a Lesotho defender on Saturday. (PHOTOS/FUFA) Tags: Abdallah Mubiru. John RevitaCOSAFA Cup 2019dan sserunkumaJuma BalinyaMichael BirungiMustapha KizzaMuzamir Mutyabapaul mucurezitopUganda Craneslast_img read more

Raiders, Gruden did the right thing in blowing up the roster

first_imgYes, Jon Gruden and Co. haven’t done much to inspire anyone with the way they took the Raiders apart.Yet it had to be done.Gruden made it clear when he was hired by Mark Davis … ALAMEDA — As we wade through the disaster that is the 2018 Raiders, the question persists as to why it was necessary to dismantle a team that was one season removed from 12-4 and its first playoff berth in 14 years. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceRAIDERS HQlast_img

New cement producer enters South African market

first_img15 May 2014China’s Jidong Development Group, one of the world’s top five cement makers, is to enter the South African market with the construction of a R1.8-billion, one-million tonne per annum cement plant in Limpopo province.Nedbank Capital and the Bank of China Johannesburg on Monday announced that R1.1-billion in debt capital had been raised to fund Mamba Cement, a special purpose company established to build and operate the plant at an established limestone deposit near Northam in Limpopo.Equity in addition to the loan will be provided by Jidong Development Group, the majority shareholder in Mamba Cement, the China-Africa Development Fund, and South African investment and operating group Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Wiphold).Mamba Cement will manufacture “high-quality pure cement with the capacity to produce very cost-effective products,” Nedbank Capital said in a statement, adding that the company would have “a sustainable transport advantage due to its proximity to the major cement demand centres of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Mpumalanga, Rustenburg and Brits”.The investment is expected to create jobs and provide opportunities for small suppliers for communities north of Brits. “In addition, the sponsors and developers have also committed to supporting local schools and other socio-economic development initiatives in the long term,” Nedbank Capital said. “The project will also result in a major improvement of basic infrastructure such as power and roads, which will benefit adjacent communities.”The South African cement market received an additional 2.5-million tonnes of annual capacity this year with the completion of Sephaku Cement’s new plant in North West province.The Nigerian-backed company is the first new entrant in the South African cement production market to open its own new plant since 1934, challenging established local producers PPC, AfriSam, NPC and French multinational Lafarge.Market researchers Frost and Sullivan have predicted that rapid infrastructure development in South Africa and its neighbouring countries will boost the prospects of the cement industry in the southern African region.Frost and Sullivan’s study, “Southern African Cement Industry Production and Investment Forecasts”, published in September, forecast that US$940-million would be invested in the cement industries of three countries – South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – between 2013 and 2018.Cement production will be instrumental to government expenditure plans, the study found, especially the Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan which the Southern African Development Community (SADC) aims to roll out over the next 15 years.Internally, the South African government is planning to spend in excess of R4-trillion on a massive state-led infrastructure drive over the coming years, with a substantial focus on rail, road, energy and water infrastructure.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

South Africa to start nuclear buy

first_img20 May 2015The Department of Energy would begin with the nuclear procurement process in the second quarter of this financial year, Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said yesterday.“We will commence with the actual nuclear procurement process in the second quarter of this financial year to select a strategic partner or partners in a competitive, fair, transparent and cost effective manner. We expect to present the outcome of this procurement process to Cabinet by year end.”The government approved the Nuclear Energy Policy in 2008. It provides for the expansion of the nuclear build programme to address the country’s socio-economic needs and to bolster the economy. The Cabinet also approved the Integrated Resource Plan 2010, which provides for 9 600 megawatts of electricity to be generated through nuclear power, with the first unit commissioned by 2023.South Africa has signed various inter-governmental agreements with other countries, laying the foundation for co-operation, trade and exchange for nuclear technology as well as procurement. These agreements describe broad areas of nuclear co-operation and they differ on emphasis, based on the needs of each country.Joemat-Pettersson, who was delivering her department’s budget vote in Parliament, said that completed inter-governmental agreements would be submitted to the Cabinet for discussion and endorsement in the coming weeks. After this, “the requisite parliamentary processes for ratification of these agreements will follow”.Beneficiation strategyIn addition, there have been vendor parades with all nuclear vendor countries that have shown an interest in participating in the nuclear new build programme. The department will finalise the business model for the re-establishment of the nuclear fuel cycle facilities to take advantage of mineral resources and the state’s beneficiation strategy.In preparation for the rollout of the nuclear build programme, the department has begun a nuclear skills development and training programme, through which students will receive focused training in various countries. Last month, 50 trainees from government nuclear industry entities were sent to China for phase one nuclear training; plans are under way to send a further 250 students to China.The Russian Federation has offered five nuclear scholarships at Master’s degree level in nuclear physics this year, while South Korea has a standing programme to train South African students in Masters programmes in nuclear engineering.Energy efficiencyMeanwhile, Joemat-Pettersson said the South African National Energy Development Institute continued to play a leading role with respect to a variety of energy efficiency initiatives. “The Cool Surfaces pilot programme, with a particular focus on schools and low-income households, will mobilise our youth to form part of energy efficiency initiatives.”In addition, the municipal energy efficiency and demand side management programme would also continue. Already savings to the extent of 500 gigawatt hours had been achieved by various municipalities, primarily by retrofitting lighting in buildings, LED street-lighting, the installation of smart meters, water and sewage pumps.She also spoke about the solar water heater programme, saying it would be changed, effective from this budget year. “The planned new contracting model has been submitted for Cabinet approval. In order to drive the localisation effort, the installation programme will be rolled out by local municipalities.“In keeping with the inter-governmental relations framework, national and local government will collaborate in ensuring that the programme delivers on local enterprise and skills development.”Maintenance programmeThe maintenance and life cycle management of installed products and the creation of employment opportunities targeting the youth, women and military veterans would be prioritised. In partnership with the Department of Labour and the Energy and Water Sector Education Training Authority, a comprehensive training programme would be implemented.The Department of Labour had allocated R38-million for this, while the Energy Department had allocated R500-million. “We are confident that once in full implementation mode, additional funding will be solicited from the fiscus,” she added.The Integrated National Electrification Programme is responsible for planning, project management and funding the bulk infrastructure grid and non-grid new connections for households. Joemat-Pettersson said R4.2-billion had been appropriated in the last financial year and that her department was on track to deliver 265 000 connections from grid and non-grid technologies by June.The non-grid programme would be implemented in urban areas to increase basic services in informal settlements.The programme would get R5.7-billion for the 2015/16 financial year, while Eskom and municipalities would receive R3.6-billion and R2-billion, respectively. “We will deliver 280 000 new grid and non-grid connections in this budget cycle,” she added.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

The Power of Your Beliefs and Disciplines

first_imgIt is hard to describe the power of beliefs, the lens through which you view the world.Most people reflexively defend their beliefs, much of them making up their identity, even if they don’t recognize that they didn’t choose them but were in fact infected with them. They mistake their beliefs as a universal reality for which there can be no alternative. The results they produce, or more accurately, that they don’t produce are the result of an unawareness of alternatives or a stubborn instance that their beliefs are true.One looks at the world through their beliefs. That view creates a sort of filter that identifies conflicting beliefs as wrong or finds reasons to suggest that the results someone else produces are unavailable to them because of some other intractable difference.It is equally difficult to describe the power of disciplines, those things that you do without fail because they are foundational to long-term results.The reason some people fail to produce the result they want in some area is that they fail to take disciplined action over time. They’re inconsistent in their actions and they dabble instead of committing. Those who struggle to produce some result they want so not take consistent action to create the outcome they want.The results one produces are generated by the consistent actions they take, not the occasional action. The reason that others seem to have an easier time producing that same may in part be a different level of skill or some natural attribute, but that will count for less than their disciplines over time.If you want the recipe for producing the result you want faster and with greater certainty of outcome, you first must be willing to believe something different. A stubborn resistance to looking through a new lens is a commitment to stagnation and frustration. Looking through a new lens provides new opportunities, new possibilities, and with them, new potential.You also need to behave differently. The actions that you take consistently now are responsible for the outcomes you are producing now. If you want different results, you must take a different set of actions consistently over time.If you want something different, you are the only thing that has to change, and thankfully, this is within your control, should you decide what you want is worth the price of change. This is the power of your beliefs and your disciplines. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more