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Perlas Pilipinas falls to South Korea, faces China in QF

first_imgLeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets South Korea outscored PH, 51-28, in the middle quarters to cruise to its first victory in the group stages.The Philippines, which played in its first Division A tournament, dropped to 0-3 in Group B after lopsided losses to defending champion Japan and powerhouse Australia in its first two outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’After a winless opening round, Perlas got heavyweight China as its quarterfinals foe on Thursday.Allana Lim finished with 14 points and six rebounds for Perlas, which shot just 30% from the field and was out-rebounded, 65-41. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Cignal HD gets other outright semis berth End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas gave itself a chance early, but faded as the game went on en route to a 91-63 loss to South Korea in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Tuesday night at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.The Filipinos stayed in step with the South Koreans as they entered the second quarter knotted at 19, but it was a different story the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentscenter_img MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. South Korea had five players in double-figures led by Kim Danbi’s 19 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Teen killed as mining pit caves in at Konawaruk

first_img– Committee of Inquiry launched into deathIn yet another mining accident, a teenager was on Sunday afternoon killed after a mining pit in which he was working caved in. The tragedy occurred at a mining pit in the Konawaruk Backdam, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).The dead teenager was identified as Ramal Williams, 18, of 58 Miles Mabura Road, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). According to reports, the teenager, along with others, was working in the pit when it suddenly gave way. The others reportedly ran to safety, but Williams was trapped by the soil.After some time, his motionless body was pulled from the pit and taken to the Mahdia Hospital where doctors confirmed his death. An investigation has since been launched into the incident.The Natural Resources Ministry in a release stated that it was saddened by the unfortunate death of the teenager.As such, Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes has been tasked with the responsibility of visiting the area to ascertain the circumstances leading to the death of the young miner.Broomes’ team will include representatives of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC). In addition, a Committee of Inquiry will also be launched to fully investigate the matter within the next 72 hours.The Ministry also expressed its condolences to the family, colleagues, and friends of Williams.Williams is the second teen to have died in a mining pit collapse this year at Konawaruk. In March of this year, 19-year-old Trenton Sebastian of Kurukubaru, was killed at Konawaruk, Mahdia Backdam, after the mining pit in which he was working collapsed, pinning him under slush.It was reported that Sebastian and four other miners were washing the walls of the mine while other miners were simultaneously clearing the area of trees, when one of the walls of the pit caved in.Region Eight has seen its fair share of deadly mining pit collapses over the years. A mining pit collapse at Mowasi Backdam, which claimed the lives of 10 miners back in May 2015, led President David Granger to establish a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to probe mining accidents.The CoI report highlighted that there have been over a 15-month period, 28 deaths, most of them a result of pit cave-ins. It revealed that from 2012 to 2015, 62 miners, mostly young men, lost their lives on the job.These accidents were said to have been caused by negligence, especially with regard to safe mining practices, including shortcuts taken by workers, who sometimes treasured their finds over their own lives. The CoI determined there was a pervading culture of laxness towards safety, and that clear rules must be applied and enforced.last_img read more

Anthony Laffor Scores First 2017 League Goal

first_imgLiberia’s 32-year-old international forward Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns(Photo Credit: Sowetanlive.co.za)After struggling to get his name on the score sheet for Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African League, Liberian international forward Anthony Laffor on Wednesday scored his first league goal of the season after Sundowns defeated Orlando Pirates 3-1.In stoppage time Laffor fired home a stunning effort to complete the scores at 3-1 for the ‘Brazilians’. The stoppage time goal for the international forward was his first out of four appearances and his club’s first win in four matches.Laffor’s side took the lead in the first minute of the match and later doubled it after Hlompho Kekana completed his brace in the 13th minute. Pirates pulled one back in the 37th minute to reduce the goal deficit in the first half with the hope of changing the score line in the second half.However, the Pirates’ hopes of changing the score line did not materialize after the 32 year old Liberian forward netted his stoppage time strike to rescue the Sundowns.Laffor was last on the score sheet on July 1 after he scored the lone goal for his team in their 1-0 win against Kedus Giorgis in the CAF Champions League.Prior to their 3-1 win against Pirates, Laffor’s side had conceded three successive defeats in the new season. The ‘Brazilians’ will be hoping to get their third win of the league season when they travel away to defending champions Bidvest Wits on Saturday, November 11.Sundowns are currently seated at the 8th position on the league table with 12 points out of seven matches. (Source: www.sundownspage online?.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sol Guyana launches Back to School Promotion

first_imgSol Guyana has moved to show its support for education and the technological advancement of Guyanese students with its new “Let Shell upgrade you with the latest technology!” promotion.The promotion begins this month, and offers a grand prize bundle of a laptop, study desk, chair, printer, tablet, cellular phone, and Shell fuel. The second prize winner would get tuition fees for one year, and a tablet; while the third prize winner will be outfitted with school uniform, back-pack, shoes, books and a tablet.Renée Armstrong-Joseph, Retail Sales Executive of SOL Guyana Inc., said Sol Guyana delivers cutting edge advances in high-performance fuel and lubricant technology, and is pleased to support access to technology for GuyaneseRenée Armstrong-Joseph presenting a lad with a gift during the launchstudents.“From our company’s inception, we pledged to deliver the most technologically advanced petroleum products available. Our company is committed to ensuring that we continue to see the benefits of technology in every area of our lives, and our students here in Guyana must therefore be afforded the opportunity to be up-to-date with all forms of technology,” she said.Shell customers spending $3000 in Shell V-Power or Shell FuelSave will receive a coupon, which must be completed and dropped into the boxes provided at participating stations to be eligible for prizes under the promotion running from July 25 to September 5, 2018.There will also be weekly draws for laptops and tablet computers, and customers spending $5,000 in Shell fuel will have a chance to spin to win backpacks and back-to-school supplies during weekly happy hour sessions.Joseph noted that Sol Guyana Inc. is pleased to be associated with a promotion which aims to reward loyal customers while also assisting students, whether in school, university, or undertaking adult studies, with the opportunity to access modern educational technology.last_img read more

Another Huge Concert Announcement on Moose FM

first_imgJoin Moose FM Monday June 8th for another huge concert announcement.If you thought the Brooks and Dunn show was a big….just wait until you hear what’s next.  Moose FM will make the announcement Monday at 7:40am.  We’ll also give you a chance to beat the box office all next week.- Advertisement -That’s Monday June 8th at 7:40am on 100.1 Moose FM.last_img

Covina wants old buildings reinforced

first_imgCOVINA – Leaders in this suburban community, home to 60 unreinforced masonry buildings – mostly in the downtown business section – want to prevent a disaster.To stave off building collapses in an earthquake, city officials want owners to retrofit the buildings. As a first step, Covina will launch a program where owners can apply for city funds to pay for an engineer to check any unreinforced masonry buildings.Under the voluntary program, owners can be eligible for money to cover the cost of an engineer’s test. But that is all the city will pay for. Any problems revealed by the test will be the owners’ responsibility to repair.The City Council recently approved the program, which will be funded by $200,000 from one of the city’s redevelopment agency’s project areas.“Excellent. We are taking the first steps in making the downtown businesses much safer,” said Covina Mayor Peggy Delach.Several council members want the program to become mandatory.“Voluntary isn’t good enough. We need to motivate (property owners) to bring (buildings) to code,” said Councilman Kevin Stapleton.Engineers estimated that bringing 100 percent of the 60 potentially hazardous buildings up to code would cost about $8 million, according to a staff report. The same report said some buildings on the list could be demolished, depending on the result of testing.“We may find out that some are reinforced,” said Mike Marquez, Covina’s community development director. “We don’t have an idea as to the severity of the conditions.”The city hopes to meet with the building owners next month. But they won’t have to go far to find one owner.The Covina redevelopment agency owns five of the 60 potentially hazardous structures: 310 N. Citrus Ave., 543 N. Citrus Ave., 151 E. College St., 159 E. College St. and 118 E. Italia St.The Citrus Avenue properties are in the middle of a proposed housing/commercial development. Marquez said the two buildings will probably not be retrofitted and will likely be torn down if the council approves that project.Covina-Valley Unified School District is listed by the city as owning one of the 60 buildings.Darrell Myrick, one of the school board members, said he hadn’t heard of the city’s new program.“This is something the city just passed,” he said. “We will take a good hard look at it. We’ll make a decision in the best interest of the district” and the students.However, the district may not have to do anything. The city lists it as the owner of a building at 120 School St. but district officials said the welding center, which is an adult education program, is at 126 School St. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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

Chelsea target Rudiger ‘in London to complete his £30m move to Stamford Bridge’

first_imgChelsea target Antonio Rudiger is in London to complete his £30million move to Stamford Bridge. Manchester City had tried to lure Rudiger to the Etihad, hoping the Roma defender would favour working with Pep Guardiola. But he has plumped for a move to the champions instead, according to reports from Sky Italia. Speaking after helping Germany lift the Confederations Cup, he said: “It’s not about the future now, it’s about enjoyment.“I need to enjoy this moment and I’m enjoying it to the fullest.“The rest we will see in the coming weeks.”Blues boss Antonio Conte has been thwarted in his attempts to bolster his defence with moves for Virgil van Dijk from Southampton and Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus both floundering in recent weeks. Rudiger helped Germany lift the Confederations Cup this month 1last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESS WINS TOP AWARD AT IRISH PHARMACY AWARDS

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best known pharmacies has received a top award at the Prish Pharmacy Awards.Brennan’s Pharmacy was named ‘runner-up’ in the Community Pharmacy Team of the Year event held in Dublin last night.Brennans have a number of outlets including Buncrana and Clonmany. Fergus Brennan told Donegaldaily that he was very proud of his team and all their hard work.“It’s great to be recognised like this. The team puts in so much hard work and this is for them.“I’m so proud of them and we will just continue from here.“We are also very thankful to all our customers in Co Donegal and we hope to continue to offer them a top quality service at our pharmacies,” he said.  DONEGAL BUSINESS WINS TOP AWARD AT IRISH PHARMACY AWARDS was last modified: May 20th, 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)last_img read more

Heavy traffic expected in Letterkenny for LYIT Graduation Day

first_imgThe LYIT graduations and a busy bank holiday weekend mean that traffic delays are expected in the town today.There will be a significant increase in visitors to the town as families travel to the LYIT campus for the conferring ceremonies. The awards begin at 10am this morning, and will continue until the evening.There will be many proud families around as students celebrate their achievements. Students in nine departments will be receiving their awards. The LYIT Student Union issued a congratulatory message to students on Facebook: Congratulations to all the LYIT Students graduating today. LYIT Student Union wishes you all the very best, enjoy your day, savour every moment, and the best of luck for the future, if you have now completed your academic journey at LYIT.Heavy traffic expected in Letterkenny for LYIT Graduation Day was last modified: October 28th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

A tablet made for South Africans

first_imgThe Wise Touch tablet has been developedespecially for South African consumers,businesses and educational institutions.(Images: Wise Tablets)MEDIA CONTACTS • Gian ShiptonMD, Wise Tablets+27 12 667 8888 or +27 82 659 3035RELATED ARTICLES• Laptops to boost Africa’s e-literacy• Bringing internet to SA’s unconnected• Africa leads solar laptop revolution• Education goes mobile with VodacomShamin ChibbaLocal developer Wise Tablets, based in Centurion, has announced the imminent release of a new range of tablets that will cater specifically for the country’s consumer and educational needs.The Wise Touch 1, a low-cost tablet designed especially with the average South African in mind, will be released on 1 December.It ships with an array of applications that have been developed and pre-loaded on behalf of around 115 South African brands, and also features numerous educational programs.A limited batch of tablets is expected in stores next month, while the tablet will be officially launched and distributed in February 2012.The economical 10-inch Wise Touch, which runs on Android version 2.2, will retail for R3 500 (US$429).The seven-inch 3G tablet will retail for R2 500 ($306) and the entry-level seven-inch wi-fi version will cost less than R1 500 ($184), according to reports. Both will come with Android version 2.3.The company has also recently added an eight-inch version, which is said to be a perfect size for handling, reading and web browsing. The price of this device has yet to be disclosed.All tablets have a capacitative touch screen, a standard 3.5mm earphone jack, and a mini HDMI and USB port. Although on-board memory is modest, it can be expanded up to 32GB with a micro-SD card.Giving local retailers a tablet presenceAccording to Wise Tablets MD Gian Shipton, the Wise Touch was developed to provide South Africans with a tablet that would allow them to shop at local retailers from their own homes.“Most South African companies have a good web presence but have not migrated to tablets. Now the Wise Touch gives them a platform to be active on the tablet,” said Shipton. “These are brands people relate to.”Though the tablets are manufactured in China – as is the Apple iPad – Shipton said they are made according to strict specifications and standards.Different from the iPad and GalaxyWise Touch applications fall into one of three categories, namely the Wise Shopping Mall, Wise Business Park and Wise Education Centre.The Wise Shopping Mall allows users to shop for groceries, take-aways, movies, toys and books, do their banking, and access newspapers and magazines.Shipton said that companies in developed countries and elsewhere in Africa are already expressing interest in the Wise Shopping Mall concept.The Wise Business Park caters for non-retail enterprises such as airlines, broadcasters, media houses, insurance companies, law firms, and property agents.For a company to be included on the list of applications, Shipton said they would have to be nationally recognised and own a well-known brand.Apart from the applications, which include the standard offerings for social media, multimedia and entertainment, Shipton has said that Wise Tablets’ other drawcard is a full local support service. Walk-in repair centres will also be opening soon, while sortware updates will be freely available.Another tool added to the tablet is the omnibus communicator, a free application that allows companies to communicate with customers directly.Tablets for educationThe Wise Education Centre is designed for schools that could use the tablet as a teaching tool.Shipton mentioned that 50% of the Wise Touch strategy is to bring the tablet to the education sector. Wise Tablets have created a specific module that allows pupils to view documents, flash videos and load any other media.The company already has access to most of the public school syllabus and some university content, all of which will be provided to pupils and students for free.However, the content can only be used on the Wise Tablet because of encryption and digital rights management issues with content owners.Shipton said the company is working with the University of JohannesburgUniversity of Johannesburg, Wits University, the University of Pretoria and 40 private schools in distributing the tablets and its content.Competitors on the prowlThe Wise Touch is not the first low-cost tablet in South Africa nor is it the first to offer localised content. This is according to Arthur Goldstuck, the MD of independent technology research company World Wide Worx. In a recent ITWeb report, Goldstuck named the wi-fi only, R999 ($122) Colpad as Wise Touch’s major competitor.The Colpad may not boast an extensive list of applications as found on the Wise Touch, but it trumps it with its price.However, Goldstuck acknowledged the Wise Education Centre as a clever move as it will attract parents and students who want to avoid spending money on expensive textbooks.last_img read more

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