TNT stops skid, outlasts winless Columbian in OT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT returned to winning form but not after surviving a winless Columbian side, 118-114, in overtime in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The KaTropa, who played without head coach Nash Racela who was reportedly put on leave after the team’s poor start this conference, stopped a three-game losing skid to improve their record to 2-3 while the Dyip slid to 0-5.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Jayson Castro was the first to perform his heroic act for the KaTropa hitting a long three-pointer from the top of the key for TNT’s 115-112 lead with 2:22 left in overtime.Romeo then had his own clutch play scoring a layup against the defense of Rashawn McCarthy, whom he proceeded to taunt, for TNT’s 117-114 lead with 57.2 seconds remaining in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’TNT assistant coach Eric Gonzales, who did not talk too much about the game, said the team is in the middle of fixing itself in the middle of this bumpy start.“I was just surprised with what happened and I was still with coach Nash last night and he didn’t know what was about to happen,” said Gonzales in Filipino. “After the things that happened I just hoped for the best and I dedicate this win to coach Nash.” Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “There are still things to be done for TNT, it will be hard but I’m thankful for this opportunity.”Castro finished with 25 points, six rebonds, and seven assists for the KaTropa while Romeo had 22 points and six dimes.Roger Pogoy played bigger than his listed 6’2” height and put up a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double for TNT.Jerramy King finished with 26 points and nine rebounds for the Dyip who have yet to win a game in the Governors’ Cup since 2016, a time when Manny Pacquiao was still in their roster.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Beef, sushi on menu as Japan’s Ikee named Asian Games MVP 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 awardlast_img read more

NDS Finance Officer Found Guilty of Stealing US$179,183.06 and LD$958,247.08

first_imgThe Jury of Criminal Court ‘C,’ last Tuesday evening brought down a guilty verdict against a finance officer from National Drug Service (NDS) for stealing US$179,183.06 and LD$958,247.08.through a fraudulent account he opened for the company at the First International Bank (FIB).It was after a four-week trial that the jury convicted Wesley Jlue for the commission of the crimes of theft of property and forgery, of which he was indicted by the grand jury for Montserrado County.The money was raised from the sale of malaria drugs donated to the NDS by Global Funds.According to the evidence presented at trial, Jlue, from November 2012 up to March 2014, maintained the fraudulent account in the name of NDS, at the FIB.He used the account and directed checks given to him for deposit into the company’s Global Funds account with another bank, Ecobank-Liberia.All the transactions with the FIB were done through the Reconciliation officer at that bank and any communication between him and the bank had to go through the bank’s appointed officer.Despite Jlue’s intimate involvement in all of the Global Funds’ dealings at Ecobank, he lied that his managing director, Beyan K. Johnson, instructed him to open the fraudulent account at FIB. “I have never taken any corporate action without the clear written or verbal instruction from my boss,” he told the jury.Over approximately two years, Jlue obtained hundreds of thousands of both United States and Liberian dollars from the Global Fund checks, which he then diverted to his personal account at FIB.Jlue also lied to the court saying that his boss, Johnson, prepared and signed the documents used to open the account at FIB purportedly for NDS to pay staff and customers because of the difficulty they were encountering in withdrawing money from the Global Funds account at Ecobank.In fact, the NDS never made a single withdrawal from FIB, and all their payments were made from Ecobank and the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) where the company’s Global Funds accounts were kept.For his crimes, the Reconciliation officer was suspended by his institution until he could restitute the amount which it is not clear he had done.The Global Fund is the world’s largest financier of anti-AIDS, TB and malaria programs and by mid-2012 had approved funding amounting to US$ 22.9 billion that supports more than 1,000 programs in 151 countries, including Liberia.Microsoft founder Bill Gates was one of the first private foundations among many bilateral donors to provide seed money for the project.NDS is the custodian of the Global Funds in the country. It is also responsible for supplying and sell drugs including HIV/AIDS and TB medications to public and private health centers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Someday this will fit’ is dream, not truth

first_imgPSYCHOLOGISTS are forever trying to explore the depths of human emotion. They want to know our deepest wishes, hopes and fears. Sometimes, though, our wishes are neither deep nor complicated, but simple longings to return to an earlier state. In the case of women, there are four words that sum up a common wish: Someday this will fit.This distinctly female mantra isn’t entirely foolish, just largely so. We assume, first off, that the clothes we store will somehow wait for us; that when we return, often years later, the low-slung hips or flared legs of our slacks won’t look archaic or quaint. We assume the rights to these clothes, as if to earlier versions of ourselves. Then we engage in a sort of fashion math: Reach a certain weight and, ipso facto, certain clothes will fit. They did, therefore, they will. Never mind that our equation permits none of the variables that reality has been known to impose. Among the surprises: Gaining or losing weight is never the same thing twice. We may have notions about how the weight will sit and where it should go. One quickly learns, however, that the body, too, has a plan, which may, or may not, coincide with our own. Nor does a precedent, set years before, necessarily hold much clout. Unlike memory fabrics that revert to their original shape, bodies have a different, more canny sort of memory. They’ve put up with us all these years; in turn, they manage to keep us honest. If you’re no longer 22, chances are your body won’t pretend that you are. Through some twisted calculus, the business of clothing sizes becomes increasingly surreal with time. That little black dress in the closet, for instance, used to fit well in all the right places. A decade later, you may be the identical weight, but parts of you, and the dress, are now in different time zones. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing, probably. It’s just that we hold certain fanciful ideas that morph into expectations. All of those neat assumptions about weight and size, which form the rationale for so many bags of stored clothes, fall apart without adjusting for age. Middle age is a great re-arranger of assets; it’s the wild card that no simple math can explain. It should come as no surprise, then, that a middle-age body has a structure and form distinct from that of its younger self. If that means an entire history of wardrobes past will sit in bags in the closet, unworn, then so be it. “Someday this will fit” isn’t a lie, exactly; it’s just more complicated than that. Factor in a dose of realism and a sense of humor, and with luck, one learns the difference between what’s fitting and what fits. Joan Silverman is a freelance writer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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_imgAthbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh.Happy New Year to all our readers.So thank you for staying with us throughout the past year – and we look forward to continuing to bring you all the latest news and sport during the next year. We had more than 50 million page views on Donegal Daily in 2015 and want to thank all of you for your continued support. We hope 2016 brings you all peace and happiness.From the Donegal Daily team. Bliain úr faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh!DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S NO1 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU – AND 50 MILLION ‘THANK YOUS’ was last modified: December 31st, 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:Donegal DailyHappy New Yearlast_img read more

Here are the best goalkeepers in Europe ranked by save percentages

first_img 6. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid): 75 per cent save percentage 15 7. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus): 74 per cent save percentage 3. Kevin Trapp (PSG): 78 per cent save percentage 5. Petr Cech (Arsenal): 76 per cent save percentage 15 Where will Joe Hart be playing next season?Having left Torino, where he was on loan from Man City, the England no.1 is looking for a new club.There’s no way back at the Etihad and here, courtesy of stats* from Sun Sport, looks at Europe’s other top goalkeepers to see how his save percentage this season matches up.It’s better than his Man City replacement, Claudio Bravo, for a start!*Only selected top goalkeepers included. 15. Claudio Bravo (Man City): 54 per cent save percentage in the 2016/17 season 12. Pepe Reina (Napoli): 69 per cent save percentage 15 15 13. Simon Mignolet (Liverpool): 64 per cent save percentage 15 15 9. David De Gea (Man United): 72 per cent save percentage 15 8. Keylor Navas (Real Madrid): 73 per cent save percentage 15 11. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester): 70 per cent save percentage 15 15 15 15 15 4. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham): 77 per cent save percentage 15 2. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona): 79 per cent save percentage 14. Joe Hart (Torino): 63 per cent save percentage 15 10. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea): 71 per cent save percentage 1. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) had an 80 per cent save percentagelast_img read more


first_imgThe official launch of the North West 10k charity race and walk will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on next Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm.Chairperson James Boyle will reveal the names of the successful charities who will benefit from the event which takes place on Sunday, 3rd of May in Letterkenny.The North West 10k is being kindly sponsored again this year by Brian McCormick Sports Donegal Daily.  LAUNCH OF NORTH WEST 10K WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:launchNorth West 10kNoticesSportlast_img read more

Who are the favourites to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018?

first_imgThe group stage of World Cup 2018 is now over and we saw plenty of goals, and now it’s time for the knockout phase to begin.And a selection of superstars are aiming to leave their mark on the tournament and end it as top scorer and winner of the Golden Boot. 9 England star Harry Kane and Portugal hero Cristiano Ronaldo both hit hat-tricks in the group stages, while Romelu Lukaku is chasing the duo down thanks to his four strikes in two games.But who are favourites with bookmakers to win the Golden Boot? Check out the latest odds below. 2. Romelu Lukaku (currently on four goals) is 5/1 to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 4. Neymar (currently on two goals) is 12/1 to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 9 5= Edinson Cavani (currently on three goals) is 25/1 to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 9 9 5= Edinson Cavani (currently on three goals) is 25/1 to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 9 9 9 1. Harry Kane (currently on five goals) is 5/6 favourites to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 9 9 Colombia star James Rodriguez won the World Cup Golden Boot in 2014. 8. Philippe Coutinho (currently on two goals) is 50/1 to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 3. Kylian Mbappe (currently on three goals) is 8/1 to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 7. Luis Suarez (currently on two goals) is 40/1 to win the Golden Boot at World Cup 2018 Odds from SunBets are correct as of 09:00 on Tuesday, July 3talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Security reforms still not in place

first_imgWASHINGTON – More than four years after the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. intelligence agencies still are failing to share information while Congress battles over security funding, a panel that investigated the terrorist hijackings will conclude in a new report. In interviews Friday, members of the former Sept. 11 commission said the government should receive a dismal grade for its lack of urgency in enacting strong security measures to prevent terror attacks. The 10-member, bipartisan commission disbanded after issuing 41 recommendations to bolster the nation’s security in July 2004. The members have reconstituted themselves, using private funds, as the 9/11 Public Discourse Project and will release a new report Monday assessing the extent their directives have been followed. Overall, the government has performed “not very well,” said former commission chairman Thomas Kean, former Republican governor of New Jersey. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Before 9-11, both the Clinton and Bush administrations said they had identified Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida as problems that have to be dealt with, and were working on it,” Kean said. “But they just were not very high on their priority list. And again it seems that the safety of the American people is not very high on Washington’s priority list.” A spokesman at the Homeland Security Department declined to comment until the report is issued Monday. Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, acknowledged that some areas continue to be vulnerable but have not been addressed due to disagreements with the Senate. Congress established the commission in 2002 to investigate government missteps that led to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It found that the United States could not protect its citizens from the attacks because it underestimated al-Qaida. Since June, the former commissioners have held hearings to examine what they described as the government’s unfinished agenda to secure the country. Among the main concerns, which former Democratic commissioner Timothy Roemer said would receive the “worst grades”: The United States is not doing enough to ensure that foreign nations are upgrading security measures to stop proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical materials. Such materials could be used in weapons of mass destruction, and more than 100 research reactors around the world have enough highly enriched uranium present to make a nuclear device. “We’ve seen that Osama bin Laden likes to do spectacular things,” said Roemer, a former Indiana congressman. “Is a dirty bomb next? … We’re not doing enough, and we’re not doing it urgently enough.” Police, firefighters, medics and other first responders still lack interconnected radio systems letting them communicate with each other during emergencies. Responders from different agencies at the World Trade Center were unable to coordinate rescues – or receive information that could have saved their own lives – on 9-11. Congress last year approved spending nearly $1 billion on interoperable systems, but King said the matter is “a very difficult issue.” Both the Bush administration and Congress have continued to distribute security funding to states without aiming the most money at high-risk communities. The Homeland Security Department gave $2.5 billion in grants to states and 50 high-risk cities last year, but some rural states, such as Wyoming, received more money per resident than terror targets such as New York. The House and Senate have been unable this year to agree on a funding formula that distributes money based solely on risk, threats and vulnerability. King said the Senate’s proposal “is still living with a pork-barrel formula.” But Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairwoman Susan Collins said in statement that her bipartisan plan “provides a meaningful baseline of funds to each state so that the nation as a whole can achieve essential levels of preparedness.” Kean said information-sharing gaps among turf-conscious federal intelligence agencies continue to exist. He also chastised the Transportation Security Administration for failing to consolidate multiple databases of passenger information into a single “terror watch list” that would make it easier for airlines to screen for suspicious travelers. Moreover, expanded governmental powers to seek out terror-related intelligence have not been adequately balanced by civil liberties protections or oversight, said former Democratic commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste. He said President George W. Bush was “tardy in naming a civil liberties protection board, whose funding is anemic and which has not yet been met to get under way.” A bright spot in the government’s performance is the creation of a national intelligence director to help coordinate all government terror information, Roemer said. “Generally, the grades range all the way from A to F,” Kean said. Still, “No parent would be happy with this report card,” said former Democratic commissioner Jamie Gorelick. 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

Men’s Basketball Set To Open GCI Great Alaska Shootout

first_img Iona Game Notes Live Stats Newcomer T.J. Thomas (Stone Mountain, Ga.) has led Drake in rebounding with 6.0 boards per game off the bench in his first three games in the Blue & White. Thursday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between the Bulldogs and Iona. Following the opening game, the Bulldogs will face either Weber State or UC Davis on Friday at 5 or 11 p.m. CST. Story Links ANCHORAGE, Ak. – The Drake University men’s basketball team is set to play the first of three games at the GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 24 at 8:30 p.m. CST. The Bulldogs open up competition in Anchorage against Iona on CBS Sports Network.The Bulldogs travel to Alaska with a 1-2 record after defeating Simpson College, 76-61, on Nov. 19. Iona, which is coming off of an NCAA appearance, is 0-2 on the season with road losses to Florida State and Nevada. Senior forward Jordan Washington leads the Gaels with 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. The Gaels are averaging 77.0 points per game this season after averaging nearly 80 points per game last season. Drake is making its second appearance in the Great Alaska Shootout and its third all-time trip to Alaska. The Bulldogs went 1-2 in the 2010 Great Alaska Shootout and were 1-2 in the 2006 Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks. Under head coach Ray Giacoletti, the Bulldogs are 5-4 in exempt tournament events with one tournament title in 2013 at the Fresno State Classic. Live Audio Drake Game Notes Junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) leads the Bulldogs into this week’s games by averaging 17.7 points per game in the Bulldogs’ first three outings of the season. He also recently surpassed the 900 career point mark and with 928 points is closing in on becoming the Bulldogs’ 24th 1,000-point scorer.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more