Davao pullout leaves PFL with 5 teams

first_imgPacquiao-Broner getting to be a ‘must-see’ event Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 The Philippine Football Federation is actually set to turn over the management of the PFL to Bernie Sumayao, a Thailand-based businessman with a strong background in television and football, particularly in television rights acquisition.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cheng said Davao, which has invested on acquiring top players from the national team the past two years, including Phil and James Younghusband, cannot continue with so much uncertainty in the PFL’s third season.Instead, the club will now focus on grassroots development in Mindanao, Cheng said.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“With a heavy heart, Davao Aguilas Bellmare FC has decided not to field a pro team,” Cheng said. “We will continue helping Philippine football in the grassroots by continuing our development of the facilities and youth programs in Davao City.”The decision came just a couple of months after the only professional club from Mindanao announced its partnership with Japanese top-flight Shonan Bellmare as well as its construction of a stadium and training facility in Davao City. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READcenter_img 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 Citing the uncertainty of how the Philippines Football League will be run next season, the Davao Aguilas Bellmare Football Club has decided to withdraw its participation for the 2019 season, leaving the PFL with just five clubs.Club owner Jefferson Cheng on Friday confirmed their decision to the Inquirer.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

66 SMEs Get Skills Training in Finance

first_imgSixty-six registered Liberian-own small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) from across the country have completed skills training in basic entrepreneurship in Monrovia.The training exercise took place at the Liberian Business Registry office on Snapper Hill. It was hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) with funding from the Liberian Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX).Madam Watchen H. Bruce, IBEX-Chief of Party, spoke to journalists at the workshop and said the program is aimed at training entrepreneurs how to access finance from various banking institutions as well as keep proper records of their businesses.This training, Madam Bruce said, would help business people understand how to make a profit and also make them understand what the bank requires from them to access a loan.IBEX-Chief of Party told Journalists that IBEX is USAID Liberia’s program and is being implemented by the International Executive Service to Corp (IESC) that supports SMEs in accessing commercial bank financing in the country.She further explained that the program performs due diligence on perspective enterprises before making any recommendations to the banks on behalf of the project.Madam Bruce added that as part of USAID’s effort to improve Liberian businesses and to have access to private sector finance, the training is paramount to them.“We want to make sure that Liberian businesses get loans from banking institutions,” she said.The program focuses on promising entrepreneurs who have track records of successful operations while providing them with technical assistance and capacity building.The program also provides technical assistance and capacity building for bank staff to adapt processes and acquiring the requisite skills that would enable them to review and evaluate borrowers’ loan applications and understanding of banking with farmers and SMEs.She said that the key component of their (IBEX) program is the development of sustainability and exit strategies through a national business development and advisory center staffed with service providers to continue SME funding and business development support services after the workshop.For her part, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Exotic Travel Tours and Documentation, Mrs. Karty Wonasue-Wilson, lauded IBEX and the Ministry of Commerce for organizing a workshop for entrepreneurs in the country.“I appreciate this opportunity because it is free of charge and provides with knowledge for the future. We give our thanks to the organizers,” she said.Mrs. Wonasue-Wilson said that the workshop would expose them to the business community and how they sustain the economy of Liberia.According to the CEO of Exotic Travel Tours, they learned about customer service relationships and record keeping of businesses as well as accessing finance from financial institutions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tuschen man killed in Linden hit-and-run

first_imgA labourer met his demise in the wee hours of Sunday after he was driven over by a motorcar along the One Mile Public Road, Wismar Linden. Dead is 25-year-old Intiaz Muhammad of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.Based on reports received, a hire car bearing registration number HC 8814 driven by Jermaine Jackson of Wisrock Linden was proceeding along the One Mile Public Road when the driver alleged that a vehicle was proceeding in the opposite direction with bright light thus he became blinded.As such, he claimed that he drove over Muhammad who was lying at the side of the road. He reportedly stopped for a while but drove away.However, Muhammad was picked up by an ambulance and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Based on Police investigations, the driver was arrested and is being questioned in relation to the accident.The motor car was impounded as Police continue their investigations. This accident occurred one day after Police Commissioner Leslie James warns drivers against fleeing from accident scenes.The Top Cop warned all drivers who are involved in accidents to abstain from driving away from the scene, especially when persons are injured.He made that statement on Friday after observing that, despite being unharmed, persons are leaving accident scenes to avoid any culpability for their actions.“We’ve seen persons getting involved in accidents, some fatal, and leaving scenes; and when we investigate, there appears to be no reason for (them) leaving those scenes. There was no threat to the driver, but they were aware that they did strike a human being, a reasonable person,” James detailed.While noting that this is a serious offence, he warned that matters of this sort would be seriously addressed, to ensure that persons are prosecuted for such offences.“If you are involved in an accident, Police stations are spread across our country. Make a report to the nearest Police station. It’s a stance we’ve taken, and we’ll be addressing this matter seriously,” James warned.last_img read more

Huskies still aiming for full 60 minute game heading into challenging weekend

first_imgAssistant coach Todd Alexander said given the team played two games in a row on the weekend and have another two coming up tonight and tomorrow against Peace River and Grande Prairie respectively, the Huskies kept things simple in practice.“We had a pretty heavy week with a couple of games in a row. Practice Tuesday was fairly light we just worked on a few things and tonight [Thursday] we went out and executed some of our systematical play and nothing too serious. We just got some shots on the goalie and worked on a few of the things that we needed to work on.” he explained.Despite the split over the top team in the NWJHL standings last weekend, Alexander is far from content with his team overall. He thinks the team still has a ways to go before it reaches its full potential, and that starts with playing a complete game.- Advertisement -“We’ve got to match work ethic. We’ve got to be ready to play and we can’t be waiting. We know that that’s a hockey club that’s going to play 60 minutes and that’s something that we haven’t quite seen yet. I don’t think we’ve had a 60 minute game from this hockey club yet. I’d like to see us at least match that in minutes tomorrow night [tonight] for sure.” he said.Following tonight’s game the Huskies will return home and gear up for Saturday night’s game against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings. The opening face-off is slated for 8 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

Canyon’s quest is Hay’s home runs

first_imgWith Canyon High’s baseball team no longer in playoff contention with one game remaining, the focus turns to the team’s star slugger, Johnny Hay, who is chasing the Foothill League single-season home run record. After a two-game homerless streak, Hay hit No. 12 in a 10-1 victory Wednesday over Burbank, putting the stocky senior one home run shy of former Valencia standout Richie Martin’s record of 13 set in 1999. After a slump-filled junior season in which Hay batted just .236, he has been exceptional this season. He is batting .366 with 27 RBIs and a .944 slugging percentage in 23 games. Tied for third in the state in home runs, Hay is averaging one home run per 5.9 at-bats. Hay’s last home run was a towering, 400-foot shot deep beyond the fence at Burbank. Valencia, ranked No. 3 in Div. I, boasts a 2.19 ERA and .347 team batting average. Nick Pappas is 9-0 with a 1.22 ERA, and UC Riverside-bound Michael Hur is batting .429 with six home runs and 27 RBIs. “This is the most consistent team I’ve ever had,” coach Jared Snyder said. “They’re just so unselfish. They don’t worry about records, stats or who they are. The only thing they want to do is win games and help their teammates. It’s pretty awesome to have kids like that. It’s just a good group of kids. They really are.” More to come: Third-place Saugus (12-11, 7-7) clinched a playoff berth by defeating Burroughs of Burbank on Wednesday, but there’s more to be accomplished. The Centurions hope to pad their record with another victory tonight at Burroughs and perhaps secure a first-round game instead of a wild-card berth. “A lot of our guys who struggled early are starting to hit well, so I think we’re gaining some momentum at the right time,” said first-year coach John Maggiora, the program’s third coach in three seasons. Saugus won just four of its first 13 games and at one point lost six in a row. At the beginning of the season, Maggiora said finishing .500 was a primary goal. Casey Stevenson is batting .410 with 17 RBIs, and Peter Ibarra is 301 with five saves and a 2.94 ERA in 16 appearances. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Every time he steps in, he has a chance to hit it out, so it’s exciting,” coach Scott Willis said. “Yes, I think he’s got a chance to hit another one, but hopefully he won’t (overswing)m because usually you don’t hit one when that happens.” Canyon (10-14 overall, 6-8 Foothill, which wraps up today at 3:15 p.m. against visiting Burbank, has failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth successive season. The Cowboys fell short by losing three games the past 10 days. Teams must finish among the top three to qualify for the Southern Section playoffs in a six-team league, and Canyon can finish no better than fourth. At-large entries must have .500 records or better to be considered. Matt Warr, who was 4 for 5 Wednesday against Burbank, is batting .402 with five home runs and 22 RBIs. Colby Hyatt, a transfer from L.A. Baptist of North Hills, is batting .353 with two home runs and 11 RBIs, and he is 4-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 68 innings. Best season: Valencia (23-3, 13-1), which has clinched its fourth league title in five years, takes a 13-game winning streak into today’s 3:15 p.m. finale at Hart. It’s the Vikings’ best regular-season performance. last_img read more

BROLLY – “DONEGAL AND MCGUINNESS HAVE GOT UNDER DUBLIN’S SKIN”

first_imgRTE pundit Joe Brolly has claimed Donegal have gotten under the skin of Dublin players.Former Derry star and RTE pundit Joe Brolly has claimed Donegal and Jim McGuinness have gotten under the skin of Dublin. In his column with the Gaelic Life, Brolly recalled that in the aftermath of the Dublin’s clash with Laois he was in the tunnel speaking to Dublin team doctor Pat Hickey.Brolly claimed that Dublin star Paul Flynn walked past him and said “Keep talking Donegal up Joe.” It reminded Brolly of another conversation he had with another Dublin star a few months previous to that meeting with Paul Flynn.At an awards ceremony in Dublin, Bernard Brogan approached Brolly and said we would’ve beaten Donegal in 2012.Brolly wrote, “Watching them slowly suffocating Derry in Celtic Park a few weeks ago, I found the following question going around in my head, “Is there any reason Donegal cannot beat the Dubs?”“Their defensive system is the most effective in GAA history. The five man screen in front of the six defenders is ingenious. “Their counter attacks are precise and deadly.Brolly added, “Very little can go wrong with the McGuinness template.“Of course, he needs to get through Ulster first, in a final that is guaranteed to be a delight for puke lovers.“But if he does that, Donegal are slated to meet the team that cannot be beaten in the All-Ireland semi-final.Brolly believes the prospect of the two locking horns in an All-Ireland semi-final is mouth watering, but also states the that if the match-up happens the future of football will be at stake, “It is a game that will be of the utmost significance for Gaelic football, colouring managerial philosophy for the next decade.“Dublin’s beautiful game versus the cold laws of physics.“The Donegal machine appears to be back in working order, thwarting all known forms of football.“The Dublin players know it is waiting for them. “Brogan, Flynn and the lads can feel it in their bones.“Jim Gavin best start preparing. The future of football is at stake.BROLLY – “DONEGAL AND MCGUINNESS HAVE GOT UNDER DUBLIN’S SKIN” was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BitterdonegaldublinHome-page SportJOE BROLLYnewsRivalrylast_img read more

IT’S BACK TO THE FUTURE AT ST EUNAN’S GAA SOCIAL CLUB

first_imgST EUNAN’S GAA club has launched ambitious plans to resurrect famous nights out at its club house.The social club at O’Donnell Park was once the focus of life for the Letterkenny club and it was the place to go back in the 80s and early 90s. It was a real hive of activity.Now the club is re-opening the lounge for private functions, with a number of 21st birthday parties taking place over the course of the next few weeks. Even club captain, and Donegal All Ireland Champion Rory Kavanagh, and veteran John Haran, 2014 County Final Man of the Match, are getting stuck in – by launching An American Themed Super Bowl night there on Sunday February 1st.Club treasurer Niall Doherty explained: “The social club is back by popular demand.“We are planning a refurbishment this year but the club house has already been used for a number of functions in recent weeks.“I’m told it was the place to go in the 80s and 90s for a great night out – I’m obviously too young to know that! but John Haran fondly remembers having his 21st here in the early 1980s! “It’s part of a long-term plan for St Eunan’s and we’ve had a fantastic response from our club members.“John and Rory are planning the Super Bowl night; it promises to be great craic. It’s free entry with spot prizes and some drinks promotions.“The club is also hosting a 70s/80s fundraiser for the club teams on Valentine’s Night – Saturday 14th February 2015 – in the Clubhouse. It’s great to see so many club members row in behind the club executive and put their shoulder to the wheel.”IT’S BACK TO THE FUTURE AT ST EUNAN’S GAA SOCIAL CLUB was last modified: January 18th, 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:Birthday Party venueclub houseJohn HaranO’Donnell ParkRory KavanaghSt Eunan’s GAA clubSuper Bowl nightlast_img read more

49ers CEO Jed York describes how he almost wound up on injured reserve with QB Jimmy Garoppolo

first_imgFrom the “Now it Can be Told” files:San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t the only member of the organization who was in physical distress after he tore his ACL in a game at Kansas City in September.Team CEO Jed York almost joined Jimmy G. in the ER, according to team CEO Jed York.The revelation was reported by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan. York, speaking at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, said he was so upset by the injury to his $137.5 million quarterback …last_img read more

Pan South African Language Board

first_imgThe Pan South African Language Board promotes multilingualism in South Africa by fostering the development of all 11 official languages, while encouraging the use of the many other languages spoken in the country.PanSALB is mandated by law to investigate complaints about language rights violations from any individual, organisation or institution.PanSALB conducts hearings at which complainants and respondents are present, and depending on its findings may recommend steps to be taken by the department or institution concerned.In May 2004, PanSALB launched a campaign to raise the public’s awareness of their right to be served in their own language at government institutions.Speaking at the launch of the campaign in Pretoria, PanSALB chief executive Cynthia Marivate said the public should complain to PanSALB if public servants refused to serve them in their language.“This is not only limited to written information”, Marivate said. “Even verbal information should be communicated through the language citizens best understand.”She said it was the responsibility of government to get interpreters of all official languages at its key delivery service points.Language policy and lawPanSALB worked closely with the Department of Arts and Culture on its national policy for language use in government in higher education, launched in 2003, as well as on the South African Languages Bill and a number of initiatives to ensure that South Africa has the human resources needed to implement the Bill when it becomes law.These initiatives, announced in March 2004, include a government bursary scheme for postgraduate studies in language, interpreting and translation, and the setting up of language research and development centres to focus on nine of SA’s 11 indigenous languages: seSotho sa Lebowa, seSotho, seTswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and isiZulu.Lexicography and terminology developmentAnother of PanSALB’s focus areas is that of lexicography and terminology development.Nine National Lexicography Units were registered in 2001, their task being to compile monolingual explanatory dictionaries and other products to help with language development.The Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, and isiXhosa units have published a number of volumes of their monolingual dictionaries.The Tshivenda Lexicography Unit, based at the University of Venda, launched the world’s first Tshivenda dictionary in July 2004, and said it expected to publish the final draft in 2006 or 2007.The lexicography units are based at tertiary institutions throughout South Africa. Each unit is managed by a board of directors and registered as a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company, which allows the unit autonomy to raise funds to carry on its work.Electronic translationPanSALB has also established an electronic translation programme in conjunction with Afrilingo, a company that has translated English computer programmes into isiZulu, isiXhosa, seTswana, Sesotho and Afrikaans.Afrilingo marketing and programme developer Thami Olivier said in May 2004 that the programme had been introduced at the Motheo and Mangaung district municipalities in the Free State, and that Afrilingo was working on translations into the five other South African languages.“By typing a word, you will get its translation in your preferred language, and when you click the volume icon box you will hear how it is pronounced”, Olivier said.“Our aim is to break down language barriers”, he said, adding that copies of the programme had been distributed to South Africa’s embassies in the United States.“This helps tourists to know the basics of language before they arrive in South Africa.”Khoi and San National Language BodyThis body was established in 1999 to promote and develop the Khoi and San languages. The body has been conducting surveys in communities where the Khoi and San languages are spoken, in order to record and standardise terminology.The Khoi and San languages were spoken by the earlier inhabitants of the southern part of Africa.Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic CommunitiesThe commission’s main purpose is to promote respect for the rights and interests of South Africa’s various cultural, religious and linguistic communities.The 17-member commission has the power to:Monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on any issue concerning the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities.Facilitate the resolution of conflicts or friction between any such community and an organ of state.Receive and deal with complaints and requests by cultural, religious or linguistic communities.Convene a yearly national conference of delegates from the various religious, cultural and linguistic communities and governmental and non-governmental role players.Source: SouthAfrica.infolast_img read more

Sasol to build new plant in Germany

first_imgSasol has also signed a cooperation agreement with a leading gas-phase polypropylene technology provider to qualify the application of Sasol’s purified tri-ethyl aluminum (TEAL) in their sensitive production process. Ensuring reliable supply “It also ensures the safe and reliable supply of a high-quality, key co-catalyst over long distances to customers worldwide”. “It will increase our ability to supply customers around the world”. “Leveraging the existing base product allows Sasol to enter this growing market relatively quickly with quality and availability assured”, Sasol’s Andre de Ruyter said in a statement last week. Sasol Olefins & Surfactants is the world’s largest producer of tri-ethyl aluminum during the production of alcohols at its Ziegler unit in Brunsbuttel, Germany and Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. South African petrochemicals company Sasol is to build a purified tri-ethyl aluminum production unit at its plant in Germany – cementing its status as the world’s largest producer of the substance, which is used in the production of polyethylene and medium chain alcohols. Since the new plant will only use a small portion of available Ziegler plant resources, Sasol remains well positioned to develop additional capacity to meet future market demands.center_img The facility will be built at the Sasol Olefins & Surfactants plant in Brunsbuttel, Germany. It will have an initial annual production of 6 000 tons, and is expected to go on stream in early 2012. ‘World’s largest’ SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The unit will enable Sasol to further benefit from of its existing strong position in the production and captive supply of TEAL. “With its many years of experience in the handling of TEAL, Sasol is able to ensure rigorous adherence to all safety requirements along the entire supply chain,” said Sasol Olefins & Surfactants managing director Fleetwood Grobler. 14 June 2010last_img read more