first_imgMOST READ Nambatac backed up his words as he fired 18 points, nine rebounds, and five assists to help the Knights escape St. Benilde, 66-60 on Friday, and hike their standing at 9-9 to force a playoff for the coveted fourth spot against Arellano.The 23-year-old is hell-bent on taking Letran to the Final Four in his fifth year, even if it means going through the eye of a needle as he seeks to become a two-time NCAA champion before moving on to a new chapter of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I want to make it to the Final Four and after that, the Finals and hopefully, we get the championship again,” he said.But before aiming for the stars, Nambatac knows that Letran’s journey to the next round begins on Friday when the Knights and the Chiefs clash in the knockout game. View comments Johnson looking to help Alapag succeed in his first head coach stint Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHis days in the collegiate level may be winding down, but Rey Nambatac is not ready to say goodbye to Letran just yet.“I don’t want to go on vacation yet because I feel I have an unfinished business here in Letran,” he said. “I don’t think that every game will be my last. That’s why whenever I enter the court, I really give it my best effort to help the team and for us to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano is still missing lead guard Kent Salado, who is out due to a slight MCL tear on high right knee, making Letran the obvious favoriteHowever, Nambatac knows that the Chiefs are still a dangerous foe as evidenced by their conquests in the eliminations — an 82-75 squeaker in the first round and a tight 84-73 triumph in the second round.“We can’t relax. Even if Salado isn’t there, their team is still intact,” he said. “We have to do it through our teamwork, discipline, and most important of all, our defense because it’s our defense which will help us win the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

first_img…after confrontation in parking lotTwo security officers attached to the Massy Store at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) are now in hot water after one of them allegedly pointed a shotgun at Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes on Sunday evening. Reports are the Minister’s driver stopped at the entrance of the store to access the New Thriving Restaurant which is housed in the upper flat of the building.While there, two security guards approached them and a confrontation ensured.The Minister went as far as to identify herself as a Minister of Government, but the security guard allegedly cocked his shotgun and reportedly threatened to shoot if the driver did not remove the vehicle from what he described as a restricted area.Guyana Times was told that the security guard stated that based on the manner in which the duo were dressed, it seemed as though they were about to commit a robbery.“Apparently, the Minister’s driver parked her vehicle on a tarmac area which is not to be used by customers,” a Police source explained.Nevertheless, the Minister is holding out that the driver drove into the tarmac area to allow her to exit the vehicle after which he was heading to the parking lot. The guard, according to reports, refused to listen to their explanation.This newspaper was told that Broomes, without hesitation, contacted the Police, who quickly responded and confiscated the weapon that was used to threaten her. The guards were also taken into custody on Sunday, but were subsequently released on their own recognisance.However, in surveillance footage seen by this publication, after the minister’s driver and the guards began to argue, Broomes jumped out of her vehicle and removed the restricted area signs. This led to a further confrontation.The matter is being investigated and once completed, the file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.Efforts to contact the Manager of Massy for a comment on the issue proved futile. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgA focus was also placed on the local school district, which is in need of two new elementary schools, and soon a new middle school.“The school district did receive approval from the local governments for school site acquisition charges, and Mr. Chair, I can tell you that that was approved two years ago and is sitting on someone’s desk in Victoria, while the land prices in Fort St. John, I can guarantee you, have not remained status quo,” adds Ackerman. Today is the last day for submissions on the budget. The committee’s report is due by November 15, 2013. Up in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bev Vandersteen had a number of recommendations for consideration in the 2014 budget. She stressed the need for more local hires, as many people in the area fly-in, fly-out for work, and suggested implementing a carbon tax grant program for northern and rural communities. “We need to recognize that for B.C. residents in the north and in rural areas, this is an unfair tax. “Our businesses here, like businesses everywhere, will do everything they possibly can to reduce costs and create that profitability, but the use of diesel fuel and gasoline is unavoidable here as well as other rural communities.” She argues that puts companies like in the Horn River at a “competitive disadvantage”, and argues a grant program, along with a provincial northern travel deduction would help bring both workers and their families to the north. She also pointed to better healthcare, like maternity services and B.C. Ambulance, as critical to residents and in need of funding, along with skills training. – Advertisement -Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman echoed that sentiment, maintaining that northern and rural municipalities need help with recruiting and retaining medical professionals, appropriate college funding, and more funding for programs like Northern Opportunities. Ackerman also suggested measures to ensure the wealth the north provides the rest of the province is properly recognized. “Although the majority of voters happen to be in the south, the north is creating wealth,” she reminded the committee. “When we look at policies, they need to be broad enough to ensure that they’re not cookie cutter-type policies that really do not allow for flexibility to ensure achievement of success.” Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck (2L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mates during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 9, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – English Football League clubs will be able to stream games on their own websites under a new five-year deal signed with broadcaster Sky Sports, league chiefs announced on Tuesday.The EFL —  which covers the three tiers below the Premier League — said it would receive Sh81.9bn (£600m) from the broadcaster as part of the new terms, which will see the Championship, Leagues One and Two, the Carabao (League) Cup and Checkatrade Trophy continue to be shown live. One of the standout features of the new deal, which starts from 2019, is that clubs will be able to stream games outside the blocked hours of 2:45 pm to 5:15 pm on Saturdays.Clubs have started live streaming all games, irrespective of kick-off time, to fans overseas but that service is not currently available in Britain.The new deal will also give Sky the rights to broadcast Championship games that fall outside of the Saturday afternoon timeslot on its interactive and digital platforms.“Sky Sports has for many years been a hugely important and valued partner of the EFL and we are delighted to extend our relationship by a further five years,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.“The new opportunity for EFL clubs to live-stream their matches through a direct-to-consumer service in the UK is a revolutionary and exciting step forward for football broadcasting rights in the UK,” he added.The new deal represents a 36 per cent year-on-year increase to the current Sh12bn (£88m) agreement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgPaul McGrath believes Manchester United MUST sign an experienced centre-back in the January transfer window.The Red Devils were victorious at Arsenal on Saturday, although Arsene Wenger’s side were unlucky not to be out of sight at half-time.United’s lack of defensive options has again come under the spotlight with Louis van Gaal forced to rely on 20-year-old Tyler Blackett and 19-year-old Paddy McNair.And McGrath claims his former side are in desperate need of a new leader at the back.“Van Gaal will want money to spend [in the January transfer window],”he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “They badly need an older, more experienced defender.“It’s all about what you’re allowed to spend and what players will come to the club.“Man United could have let in a few more goals against Arsenal, they were fortunate.”last_img read more

first_img1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho launched a lengthy attack on referees and media coverage of his team during an appearance on Sky Sports.The Blues boss refused to comment on his issues with officials following his side’s 1-1 draw with Premier League strugglers Burnley on Saturday, but was more forthcoming on the network’s Goals on Sunday show, where he branded Ashley Barnes’ tackle on Nemanja Matic as “criminal”.Matic was sent off for his reaction to Barnes’ tackle in the 70th minute at Stamford Bridge, but the Burnley player went remarkably unpunished despite a shocking challenge.But that wasn’t all Mourinho had to say to the broadcaster he had strongly criticised for their coverage of Diego Costa’s stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can last month, when replays of the incident carried the caption ‘Costa’s crimes’.Costa was later handed a retrospective three-match ban, and, taking the opportunity to turn the tables, Mourinho used a question about Barnes’ tackle to repeat his complaint.“When I finished at the game against Liverpool, I went to the dressing room and the first thing I saw on the big screen, reading non-stop – ‘Diego Costa crimes’,” he said.“I would like to know how to you, Sky Sports, describe the actions of the Burnley player yesterday? My English is not good enough to find a word.“When you think ‘Diego crimes’ after he puts his boot on a hand, when this is ‘Diego crimes’, the minimum you have to say is ‘criminal tackle’.“Did you apologise to Chelsea, to Diego or myself? You didn’t. As an institution, Sky is so important in the Premier League, you never apologise.“When Diego Costa has a three-match ban, probably three matches to Matic… tell me how many matches this player deserves?”Mourinho was fined £25,000 by the Football Association in January for claiming there was a “campaign” in the media against Chelsea, but maintained his attack on coverage.“I don’t like the fact you start immediately, in that moment, the public judgement of the player,” he added with regard to the Costa coverage. “You gave no space to the people that have to decide, the pressure was so much.“You don’t do this with every club, with every player. Last year, Yaya Toure against Norwich, you didn’t have the same approach; [Robin] van Persie against West Ham, you didn’t have the same approach.“This one [on Saturday] was even worse. This can be end of career. Matic is a very lucky guy.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho last_img read more

first_imgConnecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington also plan to join California’s lawsuit against the EPA, officials in those states said. While the federal government sets national air pollution rules, California has unique status under the Clean Air Act to enact its own regulations – with permission from the EPA. Other states can then follow either the federal rules or California standards, if they are tougher. Eleven other states – Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington – are ready to implement California’s emissions standards. The governors of Arizona, Florida and New Mexico also have said their states will adopt the standard. The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, which represents Honda, Nissan, Toyota and 11 other foreign car companies, has sued to block the standards from taking effect. It argues the standards would raise the cost of cars and could force manufacturers to pull some sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks from showrooms. Their case is pending in federal court in Fresno. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has argued there should be one federal standard.160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The state has waited 22 months for a response from the agency to its petition to be allowed to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. California regulators need an answer because they want to implement a 2002 state law requiring vehicles sold in California to emit fewer greenhouse gases starting with model year 2009. The proposed standard would cut emissions in California by about a quarter by the year 2030, according to the California Air Resources Board. But the law can take effect only if the EPA grants California a waiver under the federal Clean Air Act. The EPA held hearings in May on the state’s request, and administrator Steven Johnson has said he would make a decision by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the agency is also crafting national standards that it plans to propose by the end of the year. California’s lawsuit will allege there has been an “unreasonable delay” by the EPA in deciding on the waiver request, which the state first applied for in December 2005. SACRAMENTO – California’s attorney general said Tuesday he will postpone a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency because of the massive wildfires in Southern California. Attorney General Jerry Brown told The Associated Press that California would not sue the agency today as he had planned. Instead, he will likely sue next week. “The governor would rather do this next week,” Brown said. “He’s totally focused on the fires.” California intends to sue the EPA in federal court to force a decision on whether California and 11 other states can impose stricter vehicle standards. last_img read more

first_img Bordeaux finished sixth in Ligue 1 last season Liverpool are keeping tabs on Bordeaux striker Gaetan Laborde.The 23-year-old scored six goals in 36 Ligue 1 outings last term and only signed a new deal in May with his contract now not set to expire until 2020.But, according to reports in France, that has not stopped Liverpool from making enquiries about signing Laborde this summer.The Reds are expected to recruit heavily this summer with moves for Roma winger Mohamed Salah and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk reportedly close.And manager Jurgen Klopp is also expected to bolster his forward line – and Laborde could fit the bill. 1last_img read more

first_imgGAA NEWS: Colaiste NaCarraige retained the U18 Markey Cup after a thrilling victory over St Columba’s Comprehensive, Glenties.The final was played in perfect conditions on a brilliant playing surface at O’Donnell Park.The old cliché in the GAA is that ‘goals win games’ and that assessment is appropriate to describe this match. Two gaols in the opening quarter done the damage and that meant St Columba’s were always chasing the game.They delivered a typically gutsy and spirited display and refused to give in as they battled desperately to get back into the game.St Columba’s are a quality outfit but just came up a little short against a top-class side in the form of Colaiste NaCarraige.Goals from Pauric Byrne, Aaron Doherty and Conor Doherty were crucial and they ensured the trophy return to Carrick. Carrick have enjoyed a golden period in schools football over the years and it shows no sings of ceasing anytime soon.Coláiste na Carraige will play the MacLarnon Cup winners, Our Lady’s, Castleblaney, in a play-off on Saturday 21st March to decide who will represent Ulster in the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools ‘B’ semi-finalCongratulations to all the management and staff at Colaiste NaCarraige and commiserations to St Columba’s.DELIGHT FOR COLAISTE NACARRAIGE AS THEY RETAIN MARKEY CUP was last modified: March 18th, 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:Colaiste NaCarraigeGAAnewsSportst columba’slast_img read more

first_imgThe search is on for Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur, organised by the new Local Enterprise Office the competition has attracted almost fifty young people in the county to take part in the Donegal phase of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.The winning local businesses will receive investment of up to €50,000, and the chance to represent Donegal at the regional and national finals where winners are eligible for extra investment of up to €50,000 determined according to business prospects and investment needs.Sixteen people aged 30 and under from throughout the county have been selected as Donegal finalists and are attending an intensive Business Boot Camp that entails training, mentoring, marketing and other supports that will also be available at various stages of the competition. The competition will be judged under three distinct categories – best new idea, best start-up business and best established business with new add-on.The first week in September will see the final of the Donegal competition with the winner of each category being announced before going forward to the regional final and ultimately national final with one business person being crowned Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in early December.The aim of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is to encourage and support a culture of entrepreneurship among young people, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice, and to encourage the establishment and development of new innovative businesses by our young entrepreneurs.This is hugely important for job-creation as two thirds of all new jobs are generated by businesses in the first five years of existence – more start-ups and a thriving entrepreneurial culture will lead to more jobs being created. Featured are entrepreneurs from all over the county who have made it to the final. Launching the Business Boot Camp Micheal Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise, said, “It is fantastic to see the entrepreneurial spirit of young Donegal people and this intiative supports them so that they can realise their ambitions and their business success can help make recovery local in every part of the county.   ARE YOU THE BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENUER IN DONEGAL? was last modified: August 20th, 2014 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:Businessnewslast_img read more