It’s the second round and the Final Four picture is starting to form.Ateneo and La Salle are well ahead of the competition sitting at No.1 and No.2, respectively. Adamson University and Far Eastern University are in a tight race for No. 3 while National University and University of the Philippines duke it out for No.4.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Although coming off a 90-77 loss, Gaye produced marvelous numbers against the Red Warriors finishing with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks.Ibrahim Ouattara (UP Fighting Maroons)Ibrahim Ouattara. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOuttara is another promising big man.The Fighting Maroons split their two games this week and Outtara showed respectable consistency in the two matches.Outtara quietly averaged nine points, 11.5 boards, and 2.5 blocks to help UP to a 4-5 record. What if? Paras plays with idea of teaming up with Clarkson at Gilas Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 University of the East can still gun for a surprise entrance while University of Santo Tomas is one loss away falling out of contention.Well, here are the seven players responsible for those scenarios:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCenter: Ben Mbala (De La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReigning MVP Ben Mbala produced a lackluster performance by his standardsin Week 5. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo played just one game this week and Thirdy Ravena shone the brightest among the Blue Eagles.In Ateneo’s 71-59 beating of Adamson University, Ravena was the lone Blue Eagle to finish in double figures with 15 points to go along with nine rebounds.Forward: Mark Olayon (UE Red Warriors)Mark Olayon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOh how University of the East become sudden Final Four contenders. The Red Warriors tacked on two straight wins and in honor of those couple of victories, there are two UE representatives on this list. First is lanky forward Mark Olayon.Olayon led UE in its 90-77 stunner of NU that saw the Red Warriors improve to 2-6 and he did that by stuffing the stat sheets. The versatile forward put up 17 points, six rebounds, and eight assists against the Bulldogs.Guard: Ricci Rivero (De La Salle Green Archers) Ricci Rivero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero reminded everyone this week that there is more to La Salle than just Mbala. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The high-octane Green Archer, though, reminded the public that they better get used to him as the league’s most dominating force putting a commanding display in Week 6.Mbala led La Salle to a 2-0 week averaging 22.5 points and 16.5 rebound.He also showed his perimeter defense in their 85-62 victory over University of the Philippines as he hounded Paul Desiderio for the full 94 feet of the parquet floor.Mbala, after watching Desiderio torch La Salle for 30 points in UP’2 98-87 first round win, limited the UP skipper to just seven points on 2-of-13 shooting.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)ADVERTISEMENT Rivero showed he can become another focal point in the Green Archers’ offense and be a terror on defense when he put up 20 points, four assists, and five steals in their 75-73 squeaker over FEU.He then closed out the week with another 20-point game against the Fighting Maroons. Guard: Mark Maloles (UE Red Warriors)Mark Maloles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE has another Red Warrior on this list, and it’s another Mark. Mark Maloles helped Olayon play closer for the Red Warriors in their win over NU when he put up 13 points, five in the fourth, and six assists.The reserve point guard also took over the responsibilities of Philip Manalang as the latter struggled with foul trouble against the Bulldogs.Honorable mentions:Issa Gaye (NU Bulldogs)Issa Gaye. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMbala has established himself as the best center this UAAP season and the label of “second-best” is a virtual toss up.Issa Gaye is one of those big men who are gunning to claim possession of the second place in the podium. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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A 17-year-old was on Monday afternoon in tears as he denied stealing a cellphone in the Stabroek Market area when he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman.Shamrock King, a plumber of Lot 684 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied that on January 12, 2018, while being in the company of others and being armed with a knife, he robbed Ajay Kumar Chowdai of one cell phone valued $15,000, property of Joshna Kamla.The plumber employed at a popular fishing company told the court that he committed no such act and claimed that he was a “hardworking youth who does work to take care of my family”.However, Police Prosecutor Dellon Sullivan said that King, who was a known offender, attacked the Virtual Complainant (VC) and held a knife to his neck before making off with the phone.Police on patrol at the time were alerted and the defendant was captured with the phone on his person.As such, Magistrate Latchman remanded King to prison until January 29, 2018 when he would make his next court appearance.
…as loggers raise concerns over stumpage value, poor roadsFollowing a presentation on the revised National Forest Policy Statement and Forest Plan, loggers raised concerns over the proposed introduction of stumpage fees and the poor infrastructure used to access concessions in the forest.One logger called on the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to ensure that better infrastructure is afforded before the introduction of additional fees can be considered. The logger explained that if the new fee is introduced, it would cause loggers to become engaged in illegal practices, since the industry is already suffering.Stumpage is the price paid for the right to harvest timber from a given land base. Historically, the price was determined on a basis of the number of trees harvested, or “per stump”.However, the GFC Commissioner has explained that the GFC had been engaged in consultations for over two years (2015 and 2016), and the decision has been made.“Additionally, the forest laws require new charges to be instituted, but, as usual, the Forestry Commission does it through a very consultative and participatory process. We don’t just wake up one morning and say, ‘We are going to institute stumpage value’,” he said.“We had extensive consultations one after the other in Kwakwani. The initial position of the GFC was to charge $8 per cubic metre per standing tree, and based on the consultation, we have reduced it to $5,” Singh added.He further stated that the GFC is about to restart the consultation process on stumpage value and other issues affecting the users of the forest.“A lot of forest in Guyana has been issued out. Some (may have been) used beneficially and some are not being used beneficially, and that is the reason why stumpage value is a fair charge,” he defended.Stakeholders at the presentation“The forests of Guyana are not the property of loggers; they are the patrimony of Guyana, and monies must be earned from these forest resources to fit into the social programmes of the Government. We have an obligation to ensure that whatever forest we give out, we receive a fair share of the earnings,” Singh noted.Meanwhile, Ricky Ramsaroop, President of the Forest Products Association (FPA), has said he is scheduled at the next meeting to make a presentation about the current stumpage value to the GFC’s Board of Directors, on which he sits.“We (the FPA) have (to) hold a meeting to discuss internally our position on stumpage value that we had before… When I look back at the current stumpage value, there are certain benefits we want to achieve. I think we have to look at that. So if we have to look at stumpage value, then there are certain values we want to derive benefits (from),” he noted.He added that there are provisions in the 2018 Budget for the rehabilitation of the infrastructure, particularly the road network.The revised National Forest Policy Statement and Forest Plan was presented to the stakeholders on Friday. It addresses the issues arising from the economic, ecological, social, and governance standpoints. The principles that guide the policy include balanced decision-making, inter-generational equity, local benefit, and the protection of the natural capital base.The revised policy and plan reflects the moving away from utilizing forests for just wood, and is as a cornerstone of the country’s national patrimony.PhotoGfc1- Gfc2-
GAA NEWS: Buncrana u16 hurlers secured the League and Championship double after a very convincing win over St Eunans from Letterkenny, on Thursday last.The game was played in ideal conditions in Hiberian park Burt, nerves seemed to get the better of the Scarvey boys with the Cathedral town side getting the first score of the match and in fact in the first 10 mins looked like that they were going to cause a threat. But up Stepped captain Dylan Duffy to raise the white flag with no less than 6 points from play and frees in the first half, but it was the potency in front of goal of Niall o Doherty that will have pleased management most in the first half, having lining out at left half forward Niall moved in after 10 mins to edge of the square, the first of his goals was scrambled over the line after a fine pass from Gabhan Kelly who then had to leave the field with a serious knee injury.Nialls second goal was a different story a fierce strike to the top right hand corner from a very narrow angle, this set the tempo for the rest of the game Ben Doherty and Pj mc Carron started to dominate midfield, at the back Fiachra mac Lochlainn was solid throughout and in the Centre half back position Paul Tourish was his stylish best with high fielding and long accurate pucks were the building block of many attacks, further points from Ben and Dylan and Niall with a point and his hatrick goal, sent Buncrana in at half time 3:9 to 0:3 with all st Eunans points coming from Ryan Hilferty. The game was now over as a contest and from the throw in of the second half Buncrana added with ease to the scoreline,early scores from Paul,PJ, Dylan and Oisin Grant who was his usual industrious self chipping in with some fine scores from play, the defence were seldom troubled but any attacks were sniffed out.Jason Campbell dealt with ease any Black and Amber attacks, Oisin Hegarty, Mathew Wilson, John Vaughan and Oisin (roe) Doherty were excellent throughout and can be pleased with there efforts,holding Eunans scoreless in the second half, the aforementioned Paul and Fiachra were relentless all through the game and gave an exhibition of how hurling should be played.from midfield, Paul also scored a point from a sideline cut from the 40 yard’s out.simply sublime. Up front they were all on fire Niall,Ben,Pj Oisin and Dylan were ably supported by the hard working Darren Connolly, Jack Callaghan and Mark Craig. Final Score 4:24 to 0:3As the match went on the subs got a chance to shine none more so than the young guns of Cathal og Wilson and Liam o Doherty and Finn mc Laughlin, with Cathal og getting himself a fine goal and a point in the process.Team and scorers.Jason Campbell,Mathew Wilson,Fiachra mac Lochlainn,Oisin Hegarty,John Vaughan,Pjmc Carron (0:1),Oisin (roe) Doherty,Paul Tourish (0:4), Ben Doherty (0:4) Oisin Grant(0:3),Niall O Doherty(3:3) Darren Connolly,Dylan Duffy (0:8) ,Gabhan Kelly,Jack Callaghan.subs Mark Craig,Cathal og Wilson(1:1),Liam O Doherty,Finn mc Laughlin,Ryan Hegarty,Arran Craig.A player to mention who missed the match through injury was Arran Craig who was having the hurling year of his life with some great performances to date, he missed the game because of a back injury he received playing club football on Monday.This team proved in the course of the year to date to be just to strong for all the teams at this age group in Donegal and can also hold there own with County Derry teams were they also sit joint top of their league, they get on as a group and this is evident in the way they try and get younger players in the team on the ball as much as possible, they are easy managed and are a credit to all, in the starting 15 on the night 13 represented their county this year ,5 were selected to play for Ulster, we will regroup and try and build on this, most of the older players will be involved with Tom Clare and the rest of the Minor hurling squad that will take the field in the Ulster minor hurling club championship later in the year.The management would also like to wish Gabhan Kelly a speedy recovery form injury.GAA NEWS: JOY FOR BUNCRANA U16 HURLERS AS THEY CAPTURE LEAGUE AND CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE was last modified: September 30th, 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:GAASport
Her wake is tonight, which nearly forced the cancellation of the game. “We almost forfeited, because it’s such a devastating thing. For most of the kids, it’s the first time they’ve had to deal with a close friend that has died,” said Ruedaflores, who found himself in the hospital on Tuesday night after fainting during practice earlier that afternoon. Alhambra High School’s football players voted to play tonight’s football game at Temple City High School following the death of classmate Jazmine Jimenez, who was killed late Sunday in an automobile accident. The 15-year-old was the captain of Song, a dance and cheer team at the school, and was one of the most popular students according to Moors coach Gil Ruedaflores. “Last week was a good opportunity for us to get back on the field after a long year of soul-searching and wondering how good we could be,” Mooney said. “I’m a firm believer than you can control only certain things, like preparation, and things like that. Sometimes the ball just bounces funny. “But if we’re going to be the type of team that competes for league championships, and keeps up with the Monrovias and La Canadas, then we need to learn how to win against good teams.” The Moors are just that. Senior quarterback Jacob Proctor was steady in last week’s 20-14 victory over Glendale, completing 12 of 17 passes for 159 yards. Running backs Jason Campos and Anthony Brown combined for more than 100 yards rushing, and perhaps their biggest threat, Zion Babb, has yet to take off. Alhambra’s victory was more one-sided that it appeared because the Moors raced out to a 20-0 halftime, then cruised to the finish. “They possess a lot of firepower,” Mooney said of the Moors. “Proctor and Babb are a heck of a one-two punch, and their running backs are shifty, and get the job done. It’s going to take a huge effort on our part to slow them down.” — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I’m fine,” Ruedaflores said. “What her (Jimenez) family is going through, and our students are going through is extremely difficult to digest. But rather than forfeit, our players decided to dedicate the game to her.” With grieving counselors at the school, and an assembly this morning on campus to honor Jimenez, Ruedaflores has no idea what state of mind his players will be in come game time at 7 p.m. “This isn’t about football tonight, it’s about healing,” Ruedaflores said. “Hopefully this will be a step back to normalcy for them.” The Rams (0-1), on the other hand, are hoping to pick themselves up after a tough 21-17 loss to heavily favored Arroyo last week. After starting 0-5 and finishing 4-7 last year, Rams coach Mike Mooney isn’t interested in any moral victories.
A NEW greenway from Carrigart to Downings could benefit from a multi-million euro fund announced by Rural Development Minister Michael Ring, a local Fine Gael candidate has said.Eimer Friel, who is standing in the Milford Electoral Area, has welcomed an ongoing consultation project by Donegal County Council.“So many brilliant projects in Co Donegal have benefitted from the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme since it was introduced in 2016,” said Friel. “I know Donegal County Council are carrying out a consultation and planning process for a proposed greenway/cycleway from Carrigart to Downings and I would urge everyone to engage so that the council application for funding is ready on time.“It is estimated the cycleway would cost around €300,000 and it would be of enormous benefit to the area, linking the two areas, allowing cyclists to enjoy and explore the wonderful Atlantic Drive. It will be a huge draw for tourists and a wonderful amenity for local people all-year-round.”Ms Friel added: “In January the Fine Gael-led Government invested €343,660 to support the development of great local outdoor projects with the Great Arch Trail at Pollet, Fanad Head getting funding of €136,200; the Glenties Alter Trail being supported with €30,400; and investment of €177,060 on the Creeslough to Falcarragh stretch of the Letterkenny to Burtonport Greenway.“I want to thank Donegal County Council officials who work so hard to bring a new imaginative use for outdoor recreation. I would urge them to have all the planning conditions in place so that Carrigart to Downings cycleway/greenway can benefit from this latest round of funding.”Minister Ring said: “Recreational tourism continues to be a significant growth area, and the natural resources available to us here in Ireland offer great potential to avail of the economic benefits that this type of tourism can bring to rural areas. Over 600 projects throughout the country have been supported by the Scheme since I introduced it in 2016. “Increasing Activity Tourism is a key pillar of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, and the type of facilities which will be funded through the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will include greenways, blueways, walking trails and other recreation infrastructure which will showcase the stunning scenery and wonderful places that Ireland has to offer.“The amenities funded through this scheme will enhance the quality of life for people who live in, or close to, the supported projects. It will also create better experiences for visitors to rural areas, enhance the tourism offering and support sustainable economic development in rural areas.”Friel welcomes €10M outdoor recreation fund to get Downings-Carrigart greenway off the ground was last modified: March 29th, 2019 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:CarrigartCouncil candidatecyclewayDowningsEimer FrielgreenwayMilfordNa Dunaibh
Readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine have rated South Africa as the fourth-best country to visit – ahead of traditional tourist favourites such as France, Spain, Thailand and Morocco.The iconic Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterIn the 2016 edition of the annual Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards list of the top 20 best countries in the world, Greece came out tops, followed by Italy, the USA, and then South Africa. France was in fifth position, with the rest of the top 10 rounded out by Spain (6), India (7), Australia (8), Thailand (9) and Mexico (10).“The Readers’ Travel Awards celebrates the best of the best in travel, as voted for by people who love travel,” Conde Nast said in announcing the list in late August.“In our Readers’ Travel Awards you told us you really can’t get enough of Greece, which continues to capture your imagination with crowd-pleasing scores across the board. You think Italy produces the best food. The USA has the finest places to stay and South Africa is fantastic when it comes to value for money.”Rhodes Fruit Farm in picturesque Stellenbosch. (Image: South African Tourism)The ranking is good news for South Africa’s tourism industry – and the country’s economy. The National Development Plan, a blueprint for increasing employment and reducing poverty and inequality in. South Africa by 2030, identifies tourism as a key driver of inclusive economic growthAccording to the NDP, South Africa’s competitiveness in the global tourism industry is driven by our world-renowned natural beauty, well-managed national parks, developed domestic airline network, and excellent hotel capacity andpersonal services.“A far cry from the sea, surf and whistling sand dunes of South Africa’s Eastern Cape coastline, the bare beauty and tranquil atmosphere of the Great Karoo provides a rustic atmosphere that is perfect for a relaxing break in the sun.” – Conde Nast Traveler (Image: South African Tourism)“The tourism industry and the creative economy sector are labour intensive and stimulate the growth of small businesses,” the NDP says. “They can develop other spin-offs, such as foreign direct investment.”“Visitors can slow down and experience the rhythm, sounds and cycles of the bush.” – Conde Nast Traveler. Elephants at a watering hole in the Addo Elephant Park. (Image: South African Tourism)In its listing of South Africa’s top attractions, Conde Nast Traveler focused on Cape Town, Franschhoek, Johannesburg, the Kruger National Park, Londolozi private game reserve, Plettenberg Bay, the Garden Route and the Great Karoo.Here’s the full top-20 list of the 2016 Conde Nast best countries in the world:1. Greece2. Italy3. USA4. South Africa5. France6. Spain7. India8. Australia9. Thailand10. Mexico11. New Zealand12. Portugal13. Canada14. Argentina15. Sri Lanka16. Morocco17. Indonesia18. Ireland19. Japan20. VietnamSouth African pantsula dancers in Gauteng. (Image: South African Tourism)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service extended the comment period for the proposed rule to amend the regulations of the National Scrapie Eradication Program through Dec. 9. The comment period for the draft revised scrapie program standards is also extended through Dec. 9.APHIS welcomes all comments on the proposed rule. The proposed rule is available at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2007-0127. Comments can also be submitted and reviewed through this link.Industry is encouraged to offer comments to this proposed rule. The American Sheep Industry Association’s detailed comments are available for review at www.sheepusa.org/IssuesPrograms_AnimalHealth_Scrapie.
Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has tipped former left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan for the role of the national team’s fast bowling coach.Taking to micro blogging website Twitter, Harbhajan wrote that Zaheer was the “best option” to take over the reins of the Indian national team in the capacity of the bowling coach.”@ImZaheer would be the best option for indian fast bowling coach in my opinion..Great mind #Greatfella,” he tweeted.@ImZaheer would be the best option for indian fast bowling coach in my opinion..Great mind #Greatfella- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 23, 2017 Harbhajan and Zaheer, who were team-mates in the national side for many years, were recently seen in action in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL).While Zaheer was the captain of Delhi Daredevils, Harbhajan was a part of the title-winning Mumbai Indians (MI) squad.Zaheer, who retired from international and first class cricket in 2015, had earlier hinted that he could continue to contribute to the game through coaching.The 38-year-old has appeared in a total of 92 Tests, 200 ODIs, 17 T20Is for India. He possesses 311 Test and 282 ODI scalps while he has 17 wickets in T20Is.