Phoenix’s Abueva fined for obscene gesture

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He (Abueva) told me that he won’t do it again. I reminded him that a lot of kids are watching us.”Murphy is scheduled to be at the PBA Office on Tuesday afternoon.“We will listen to Murphy’s explanation. He will arrive here tomorrow.”Abueva declined for an interview.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix forward Calvin Abueva was fined P10,000 by the PBA for raising the middle finger twice in the Fuel Masters’ last two games against NLEX and San Miguel Beer last week.Abueva met with PBA commissioner Willie Marcial on Monday at the PBA Office in Libis after he was summoned for the incident on Friday where Abueva got tangled up with Beermen import Kevin Murphy late in the fourth quarter ADVERTISEMENT Cremen rules Masters division in Sletba Open; Catalan, Hernandez shine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “There’s a first offense (P4,000) and a second offense (P6,000),” Marcial said in Filipino.According to Marcial, Abueva also asked the league to review the flagrant foul penalty 1 called on Murphy, saying that it should’ve been a flagrant foul penalty 2.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“Calvin came and we talked. He told me he was choked and dragged towards the baseline,” Marcial said. “I told him the technical committee will look into it and I will support whatever the committee’s recommendation would be.”Abueva also did not deny displaying the dirty finger that was shown on live TV. View commentslast_img read more

Museum Renovation In Full Swing

first_imgA major renovation work has begun at the national museum of Liberia to restore its current deplorable condition of fissured walls and every damaged bit of it.The roof of the building, which used to leak from the rains, has been changed along with the damaged wall running parallel to Buchanan Street.Erected in 1862 and once housing the House of Legislature and Supreme Court of Liberia, the museum underwent a minor repair few years ago. But this full scale renovation is the first of its kind after the country’s 14 year-old civil war. Work is now being done on the second and third tiers of the museum, which contain art galleries that illustrate Liberian works of art, transforming them into modern structures.Also, the problem of lack of electricity and pipe-borne water that has hampered the museum for years is being resolved with the installation of electrical wires and water lines.The cost of the renovation is put at US$400,000, with an increase of US$55,000 from last year’s budget of US$345,000. But what remains unclear here is whether damaged cultural artifacts and other historical items will be restored, too.Assistant Culture Minister at the Ministry of information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Louise McMillian said the government regrets the delay in the renovation work at the museum, which was scheduled for last year, adding that the ongoing work clearly demonstrates government’s commitment to preserve cultural artifacts.“The full scale renovation work will ensure that the national museum is restored and rehabilitated to its pre-war status. After the renovation, it will be in a modern state having electricity, plumbing and others. “When the museum is dedicated few months from now it will impact the nation with pride and self-esteem and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s educational agenda as well as providing a touristic engagement with locals and foreigners,” Min. McMillian said. The minister disclosed that to meet the deadline with the expected outputs and outcomes, there will be a regular bi-weekly independent monitoring from stakeholders, and a weekly report submitted to the project manager on completed phases.“We are going to make sure that everything about the project is worked out in a timely manner and completed,” she assured.According to the minister, the project is expected to be dedicated in December this year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fraser Institute ranks area High Schools

first_imgThe Fraser Institute has published its 2009 report card on Secondary Schools in BC and the Yukon.Once again it is the subject of controversy and as it does annually the BC Teachers Federation is dismissing it.President Irene Lanzinger says the exams used to rank students are comprised of basic subjects…but she argues these days students should be assessed in other ways… [asset|aid=1535|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=26784fc5115fccb445335b9ff956bb05-Lanzinger_4_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -She is also suggesting the Institutes objective is not to improve the quality of education but to promote the privatization of public schools…and she notes the top four schools on the latest report card are all private.Schools are ranked from one to 313 in descending order according to their academic performance for the school year 2007/2008.There’s an overall maximum rating of ten and the Institute ranks North Peace in Fort St. John 248th, tied with two other schools, in Surrey and Victoria with a 5.1 rating.Advertisement South Peace in Dawson Creek is ranked 251st, along with five other schools, with a rating of 5.The report card also lists the schools five year average ranking.North Peace in Fort St. John is 175th with a 5.7 rating and South Peace in Dawson Creek 204th with a 5.3 rating.Below you can download the entire report from the Fraser Institute.Advertisementlast_img read more

Light up Machakos, Put urges fans ahead of CECAFA final

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put watches proceedings during Kenya’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-final against Burundi on December 14, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKISUMU, Kenya, Dec 15-Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put has urged fans to turn out in their droves on Sunday when the team plays in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final, insisting on the importance of the 12th man.Stars have found favor among fans in the two games played in Kisumu and Kakamega, but the atmosphere has been hugely underwhelming playing at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Giving an example of his time at the Burkina Faso national team when he led the side to the African Cup of Nations Final, the Belgian tactician says the fans have a huge role to play if Kenya will go on and win the tournament as well as succeed in future assignments.“When I came to Burkina Faso, there was a problem. Players were afraid to play at home because of the public. I told them that once they came behind the team, we will see better results and we ended in the AFCON final. I hope our fans will push our team in the final on Sunday and also for AFCON with the senior team,” Put said.He added; “I hope it’s the same with Kisumu because the fans came. If you have the support for example for AFCON and it’s 12 v 11, you have the advantage. We need people to come.”Fans enjoy proceedings during the opening ceremony for the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Stars will be seeking their seventh Senior Challenge title, having last won it in 2013 when they beat Sudan 2-0 at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.Put is however worried with the fitness of his side after a grueling tournament that has already cost him three dependable players. Massoud Juma is out of the tournament after picking an injury against Libya on match day two.Musa Mohammed and Vincent Oburu were both substituted in the semi-final against Burundi on Thursday.“It will be tough for the players because we have had very tough matches. I don’t know whether Musa and Oburu will be available again; we will have to see over the next two days. But if they are out it will be an opportunity for other players to stand up and show themselves,” the coach said.He has also admitted they got lucky against Burundi who he said were the better team, but blamed it on difference in fitness.“We played four matches, Burundi had three. They were sure of qualification after two games and rested six of their players. For us we played with same players for four games. Add on that we had to travel a long way and you can’t really blame the players,” Put said on his side’s performance.Harambee Stars players line up for a group photo before their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-final against Burundi on December 14, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added;“We are not Barcelona, we are not Real Madrid; we have to be realistic. The first half Burundi was better and I was disappointed. We have to understand that we have played many games in a short period. We were lucky in first half because Burundi is a good team.”The tactician now says they will put in their best effort to ensure they win the tournament, saying the players have a chance to show their best infront of the whole continent.Kenya has a good history in playing CECAFA finals as they have won six of the seven finals they have played in. Their only final loss was in 2012 when they suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Uganda Cranes in Kampala.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mathare hit Posta to retain unbeaten run

first_img0Shares0000Mathare United midfielder Kevin Kimani wheels away in celebration after scoring the opener against Posta Rangers in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Dec 29 – Goals in either half from Kevin Kimani and Cliff Nyakeya saw Mathare United retain their unbeaten start to the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Posta Rangers at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.Dennis Ongeri grabbed one back for Posta quarter of an hour to the final whistle and make for a nervous end to the game, but Mathare held on to grab three important points. Mathare broke the deadlock after 21 minutes, Kimani sweeping a freekick below the wall after Cliff Nyakeya was hounded to the floor by Jerry Santo as both rose to meet a high ball.The goal was a worthy gift for Mathare who had dominated the opening proceedings in the early afternoon kick off and should have had more on the balance of chances.But it was Posta who had the game’s opening chance in the third minute. Wesley Onguso swung in a freekick from the left finding Jockins Atudo at the edge of the box with the defender heading it into Dennis Ongeri’s direction.Mathare United’s James Situma evades a tackle from Posta Rangers defender Wesley Onguso during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHowever, the winger could not hit the target taking too much time on the ball with James Kinyanjui racing back to poke the ball away.Having survived that, Mathare took cruise control of the game and in the 15th minute they should have been ahead when Clifford Alwanga swung in a cross from the left, landing on Kinyanjui at the backpost.The winger teed the ball back for Kimani whose shot however wheeled inches wide.Having gone behind, Posta tried to claw back into the game but their decision to play long balls was dealt with steadfastly by the towering defense of Andrew Juma and Johnston Omurwa stood steadfast.Mathare United keeper David Okello makes a save during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Posta Rangers at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTwo minutes to the break, the mailmen should have drawn level when Cavin Odongo sent Ongeri through, but the winger once again could not land the ball in the back of the net, his shot going wide.The Slum Boys needed just six minutes into the second half to make it 2-0 and it came off another set piece. Kevin Kimani swung a freekick from the left with James Situma meeting it at the backpost but his header was saved by Levis Opiyo.Cliff Nyakeya pounced on the rebound and tapped into an empty net for his third goal of the season.Despite going down, Posta gave a fight and began to play with more urgency, head coach Sammy Omollo bringing on Danson Kago and Brian Juma in a bid to add some spice into attack.Mathare United midfielder Chris Oduor skips away from Posta Rangers defender William Odero during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPosta halved the deficit quarter of an hour to the end, Mathare conceding their first goal of the season.Wesley Onguso’s speculative shot from the left came against the crossbar and Kago pounced on it shooting it low with David Okello saving. However, Dennis Ongeri pounced on the rebound to tap into an empty net.Posta piled pressure looking for the lone goal to grab a point off the fixture, but their0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Couples sees course dichotomy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “It’s a very fun place to play,” Couples said.”I came out Monday, too windy to play, then played on Tuesday and it was fun. But when the wind is blowing around at 20-30 miles an hour, it’s hard to swallow. “I played well. I’ll take 1 under, but if the wind isn’t blowing tomorrow, then it’s irrelevant. But the place is phenomenal.” GO LOW OR GO HOME It is well known you have to score low to be in contention at the Hope. In each of the last nine years, the winner has shot at least one round of 64 or better on the tournament’s rotation of courses. The last player to win without breaking 65 was Mark Brooks in 1996, who defeated John Huston by a stroke at 23 under. PALM DESERT – Fred Couples is the first to admit he loves the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He might not be the biggest fan of the tourney’s newest course, the Classic Club. Couples fired a 1-under 71 on Thursday on the new par-72, 7,305-yard course, then carefully watched his words afterward. “It’s fun to play, but with the wind blowing at 30 miles an hour, it’s a bit much,” said Couples, who is at 4-under-par 140 and 11 shots behind leader Chad Campbell.”You have a guy at La Quinta who’s playing against little wind, then you get here. It’s a transformation, and not a good one to see. It then becomes pot luck.” Couples, who won the tourney in 1998, is playing in his 22nd Hope. But the days of players winning with scores of 30 under might be done as the Classic Club is quickly gaining a reputation for its wind-blown presence. center_img BIG BUCKS Tournament officials have raised this year’s purse by $300,000 to an all-time high payout of $5 million. The winner will walk away with $900,000 or what was the entire purse for the 1987 tournament. MORE BUCKS The Hope is one of nine tournaments on the West Coast Swing and the honored”King of the Swing” champion is entitled to a handsome reward. The Swing concludes in late February at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at LaCosta and the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. The overall winner will take home $500,000. Stuart Appleby holds the lead through two tournaments with 120 points, with Vijay Singh and David Toms second at 100. Singh and Toms are not in the Hope field. BUICK AWAITS Arrowhead Country Club pro Paul Dietsche will participate in next week’s PGA Tour event at the Buick Invitational in La Jolla. Dietsche earned an invitation by claiming one of two spots at a Bernardo Heights Country Club qualifier, held Jan. 9. “It’s always fun play against those guys,” Dietsche said.”I hope to play a little better than the last time.” By virtue of winning the Southern California PGA Club Professional Championship In 2002, he earned a berth in each of the three 2003 PGA Tour stops in Southern California – the Bob Hope, Buick Invitational and the Nissan Open held at Riviera in Pacific Palisades – and the ’02 Nationwide’s Mark Christopher Charity Classic at Empire Lakes GC in Rancho Cucamonga. He fired a 68-77 to miss the cut by one in the Buick after playing 27 holes on the second day. Joining Dietsche at the Buick will be Fred Sutton, head pro at Victorville’s Spring Valley Lake CC. Dietsche and Sutton each fired a 67 at the qualifier and earned the berth in a one-round playoff 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgLizzie will say ‘I do’ to Philip next SeptemberDONEGAL cycling kingpin Philip Deignan is set to marry ladies Road Race World champion Lizzie Armitstead.Lizzie, who will 27 tomorrow and is from Yorkshire, says she and Philip will tie the knot in Leeds next September – after she competes in the Olympic Games in Rio where she will be hoping to land a gold medal. She won Silver at the London Olympics.“We’ve both got big families but it will be fairly low key,” said Lizzie who Lizzie is one of 12 nominees for the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) award, which will be presented in Belfast on Sunday night. “I’m definitely not focussed on that being the biggest, best day of my life. My mum is brilliant, she’s organising most of it. I’ve picked my dress but to be honest I’ll probably be a bit of a guest at my own wedding. I’ve never dreamt of my wedding day, I’m not one of those people.”Two years ago, Armitstead and Letterkenny man Deignan moved to Monaco where they share a small flat. They are both on Team Sky.On the roads around the principality on the French Riviera, where she trains, Armitstead often passes the rich and famous on their bikes – sportspeople like Novak Djokovic, Rory McIlroy and Jenson Button. But she is not in it for the wealth and glamour.‘”I’m literally riding my bike and then going to sleep and eating a salad in between. I’m not living this movie star lifestyle at all,” she said. “The hardest part of my job I would say is staying lean – the going out and hurting myself is ok but coming home and being hungry, having no treat at the end of the day… It’s just complete discipline all the time.”BICYCLE MADE FOR TWO! PHILIP DEIGNAN TO WED WORLD CHAMP LIZZIE was last modified: December 17th, 2015 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:ArmitsteadLizziemarriagePhilip Diegnanweddinglast_img read more


first_imgNa Cealla Beaga Club NotesRecent Results, The U-14 Boys had a good win against Four Masters on Monday evening. On Sunday the Ladies lost to St. Nauls on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1- 5. On Sunday the Seniors lost away to Kilcar 2-6 to 0-7, the Reserves lost to Kilcar 0-14 to 0-10, On Friday St Johns Minors lost away to Glenties 2-12 to 1-8.Upcoming Fixtures, the Ladies team are away to Carndonagh on Sunday, The Seniors and Reserves are due to play St Michaels at home and Four Masters away this weekend, the U14 boys are away to Naomh Columba at 7.30 on Monday U14 boys training starting Saturday at 10.30 in Fintra, U14 girls training Tuesday at 5.30pm in Fintra. U8 Training Thursday at 6.00 in Fintra, U10 training at 6.00 in Fintra. The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 10, 13, 18, 27. Maire McGuinness won the match 3 at €240, Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €6,400.  There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,700.GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN WIN OVER FOUR MASTERS was last modified: April 16th, 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN WIN OVER FOUR MASTERSlast_img read more

Giants, A’s: Great new food, drink choices for baseball fans

first_imgAs any stadium or arena executive will tell you, baseball (or basketball, football or hockey) is no longer just about the game. It’s about the fan experience, from the promotions and seats to the food and beverage.Especially the food and beverage.Here are the new offerings that Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants fans will find when they head to the ballpark this season. The Oakland A’s will host Opening Day and Opening Night games March 28-29, and the Giants will return from the road to …last_img

Sunlight transforms communities

first_imgThe solar cooker bike, which has a lifespan of about 10 years, has six reflective panels that concentrate sunlight on a focal point that can reach 200 to 300 degrees Celsius on a clear and sunny day.(Image: Jenni Newman PR) The solar cooker bike allows South African communities to utilise the country’s abundant sun energy, while reducing reliance on other expensive energy sources such as electricity, paraffin or wood for cooking and heating.(Image: Crosby Menzies)MEDIA CONTACTS• Crosby MenziesSunFire Solutions+27 82 954 0144RELATED ARTICLES• Simple solar solution for rural Africa • Green valley lives up to its name • SA becoming a renewable energy hub • Africa leads solar laptop revolution Wilma den HartighA South African company has developed a mobile kitchen unit that is making it possible to cook in an environment-responsible and cost-effective way.Known as a solar cooker bike, the unit consists of a solar cooker mounted on a trailer that is hooked up to a bicycle. The solar cooker bike allows South African communities to utilise the country’s abundant sun energy, while reducing reliance on other expensive energy sources such as electricity, paraffin or wood for cooking and heating.The mobile kitchen was developed by solar cooking products company SunFire Solutions, in partnership with Nedbank and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa).The innovation is part of an energy efficiency project that could lead to a much bigger future rollout. Nedbank sponsored seven units which were distributed to residents of Dobsonville in Soweto, including five street vendors, as well as the Boikanyo Primary School and the Dorothy Nyembe Education Centre.Nina Wellsted, environmental sustainability manager at Nedbank, said the programme is assisting schools and communities to save resources such as water and electricity, and to be able to generate healthy food and nutrition in a sustainable way.Expanding the reach of solar technologyCrosby Menzies, environmentalist and founder of SunFire Solutions, says his mission is to ensure that solar technology becomes as ordinary and widely available as an everyday household appliance such as a kettle or iron.“Anyone who is hungry and has access to sunlight can use these products,” Menzies says, adding that if more people can access solar technology, it would allow families to save on electricity and paraffin costs while helping to reduce harm to the environment.“It is projects like these that allow SunFire to explore technologies which can have immense benefits for the two-billion people who are still reliant on firewood for their daily cooking energy source,” he says. How it worksThe solar cooker bike, which has a lifespan of about 10 years, has six reflective panels that concentrate sunlight on a focal point that can reach 200 to 300 degrees Celsius on a clear and sunny day.“The dome functions like a big magnifying glass. This is a high quality form of energy,” Menzies explains.The device can cook for up to 30 people at a time and boils a litre of water in four minutes, which is as fast as an electric kettle, but without harming the environment in the slightest.“Two of the most inefficient appliances in the home have been found to be the electric kettle and oven,” he says, “and if you can remove this cost from household expenses using sun energy, people will have more money to spend on education, or transport.” Transforming communities through sunlightMenzies says solar technology holds significant socio-economic benefits for households which rely on paraffin or firewood for energy and heat. Low income households spend as much as 25% of their income on cooking and heating fuel.Using sun energy gives children more time to attend school, do homework and receive a good education, as they don’t have to collect firewood and water for the home.Decreasing the need for firewood collection will also reduce deforestation in many countries. Solutions for unhealthy environmentsMenzies explains that cooking outdoors using sun energy reduces health complications such as respiratory and eye diseases that can develop as a result of indoor air pollution.The World Health Organisation reports that, in 23 countries, 10% of deaths are due to environmental factors such as unsafe water, including poor sanitation and hygiene; and indoor air pollution caused by solid fuel used for cooking.Cooking in this way produces high levels of pollution in the home, including small soot particles that penetrate deep into the lungs. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for small particles.The data shows that simple household interventions, such as cleaner fuel and better cooking devices, could dramatically reduce death rates. Future expansionMenzies says the introduction of the solar cooker bike into other parts of South Africa holds great potential.Claire Warner, Wessa education manager for the northern areas region, said the Dobsonville launch of the product is encouraging the use of solar power as a cleaner energy alternative.“There is also huge educational value in this project, practically demonstrating to young people and adults how the power of the sun can be harnessed to do more than just heat water through solar panels.”last_img read more