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Alapag on Alab’s poor first half: ‘It needs to be a 40-minute effort’

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aside from World Imports Reggie Okosa and Ivan Johnson as well as veteran guard Josh Urbiztondo, contributions have been few for Alab in the first half.Hong Kong slowly pulled away and even took a 15-point lead, 63-48, early in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Us having 15 turnovers and giving Hong Kong 23 turnover points in the first half put us in a pretty big hole,” lamented Alapag.“A lot of these guys with PBA experience are used to 48 minutes. In a 40-minute game, it’s really important that you work at a much more efficient rate.” View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Tanduay Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonAlab Pilipinas got off to a poor start and that ultimately caused its downfall in a close 92-89 defeat to Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club on Sunday in the 2018 Asean Basketball League.“I think it was really a tale of two halves. In the first half, we had 15 turnovers, but in the second half, we only had three. I think if we would have played with the sense of urgency like we did in the second half in the first half, I think the outcome could have been different,” said Alapag, who made his head coaching debut.ADVERTISEMENT Bobby Ray Parks Jr. did pick up the slack in the second half to lead Alab’s belated rally. That effort was a welcome sight for Alapag as the home crew came one Urbiztondo desperation three away from forcing overtime against the defending ABL champion.“I was very pleased with our effort in the second half,” he said. “But we need not just 20 minutes, it needs to be a 40-minute effort.”Rather than dwell on the defeat, Alapag noted the game should serve as a pick off point for Alab as it seeks to bounce back in its next game against Singapore on November 29 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.“It was definitely something that we can build off of. Despite the loss, there were a lot of positives we can build on,” he said, not just for the players but also for the coaches themselves.“When you’ve played for so long, it’s a much different perspective. When you’re playing, you’re focused on making the shot or making the assist. But now when you’re coaching, you’re trying to put the pieces together to make it work with the five guys on the court,” shared the PBA legend. “Just like the players have to get back to work in practice, I’ll do my part watching video tonight and making sure that we’re better next game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Booed by PH crowd, Standhardinger delivers for Hong Konglast_img read more

Blood Bank surpasses 2017 target

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first_imgAt New AmsterdamThe New Amsterdam Blood Bank has accumulated 1325 units of blood thus far for the year 2017. With numerous outreaches and blood drives throughout the region, the Blood Bank was able to surpass its target of 1200 units (assigned by the Berbice Regional Health Services) by 125 units.A donor being prepped to contribute his unit of bloodAdding to this year’s count was the Skeldon Public Hospital, which held its final blood drive for the year on December 15, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI). Blood pressure and sugar testing were also conducted as part of the exercise. According to the Doctor-in-Charge of the Skeldon Hospital and District Medical Officer Ryan Campbell, this blood drive was the largest held at the hospital for this year.Regional Health Services Director, Jevaughn StephenDoctor Campbell noted that donating blood every three months was beneficial to an individual’s health.  He explained that contributing regularly reduced the blood viscosity, which in turn eliminates the iron that may possibly oxidise in the blood. An increase in oxidative stress can be damaging to your cardiovascular system. Therefore, blood donation reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Stephen, after donating, remarked that the process was relatively short, simple and easy.  A frequent donor, Stephen said he felt good about being able to help save lives. He is encouraging others to consider donating blood in an effort to save lives.Doctor-in-Charge of the Skeldon Public Hospital, Dr Ryan CampbellThe Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Blood Donor Organiser Candy Archer explained that with every organisation, hospital, group and individual that supports the Blood Bank not only assists them to reach its target but also helps to save lives. Archer further explained that the needs of Region Six fall in the range of 300 to 400 units of blood yearly, so the remainder of the blood garnered through blood drives is dispatched to the National Blood Bank, where it is stored and distributed to other regions in need.last_img read more

President carefully examining third GECOM nominees’ list

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first_imgPresident David Granger has confirmed receiving the third list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo a week ago.The President told media operatives on Thursday that, after receiving that list, he responded by confirming receipt of the document.“I have responded to Mr. Jagdeo (Leader of the Opposition) stating I have received the list and I am examining those names now very critically,” he said.Asked whether any decision would soon be made on the third list, the President said selection cannot be a hurried process, but would be done at an appropriate time, following proper consultation.“I don’t make these decisions without advice, and I will discuss these matters with my colleagues. It certainly will be before next cabinet, which will be held next Tuesday (September 5),” he explained.Already, several commentators, including outspoken personalities Ramon Gaskin and Christopher Ram, have said they don’t see any reason why the President would reject this new list.Gaskin has told Guyana Times in a recent interview that if the President rejects this third list, it would indicate that he is attempting to frustrate the system and, by extension, Jagdeo.On submitting the third list, on August 25, the Opposition Leader had said he was hopeful that the President would take into consideration the ruling of the acting Chief Justice (CJ) in regard to the constitutional stipulation governing the appointment of a Chairman for GECOM.This third list of nominees for the GECOM chairmanship comprises Major General (retired) Joseph Singh, Attorneys-at-law Teni Housty and Sanjeev Datadin, Businesswoman and Conservationist Annette Arjune-Martins, Pastor Onesi LaFleur and former Magistrate Krishnadatt Persaud.Jagdeo’s letter to the President accompanying the list had detailed that arriving at the six names was not an easy task. Jagdeo explained that taking into consideration antecedents in relation to the matter and a subsequent meeting with the President at State House back in June, he had continued elaborate and protracted consultations with various stakeholders in an exercise that lasted for several weeks. During that process, Jagdeo said, he had solicited their views and sought nominations in efforts to ensure that six names were presented to the President that satisfy the requirements contemplated by Article 161(2) of the Constitution.Regarding the nominees, Jagdeo explained that one is a former Chairman of GECOM, while two are attorneys with over 10 years of “good standing” at the Guyana Bar, and both are qualified to be appointed as Judges of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in Guyana.Following the rejection of the second list, a consultation was held among Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Minister Joseph Harmon, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and PPP/C Parliamentarian Irfaan Ali, to find an amicable solution to the issue.It was agreed that in the event the third list was rejected by the President, there would be established a high-level team representing the President and the Opposition Leader, and that team would be tasked with instantaneously working on exploring modalities to bring a resolution to the matter of selecting a chair for GECOM.However, there has been no word on this team; and GECOM has been without a Chairman since February 28, 2017.last_img read more

No time to relax in Premier League, says Morata

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first_imgThe 24-year-old has compared the English top flight to the Serie A and La Liga, claiming that there is less time to relax in England.Morata said, as quoted by the Evening Standard: “At the moment, I’ve only scored and assisted with my head for Chelsea, so I hope to use my feet as well soon!“But it’s true that English football is different to Italy and Spain. You don’t have much time to calm down, or relax, because all the time the ball is on fire! You need to be in good condition to play here and approach every match with a good mentality.“In terms of the marking, it is probably the same here as in Italy with the teams that are maybe not at the top of the league – those teams are compact and it’s hard for us sometimes to break them down.“But when the other team wants to play with the ball, you can find space. That’s when you find the spaces to attack the other team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata (left) vies with Everton’s defender Mason Holgate during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London on August 27, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has expressed his views on adjusting to the Premier League, admitting that the intensity of games leaves little time to relax.The Spaniard signed for the Blues from Real Madrid in the off-season and has made a promising start to his career at Stamford Bridge, scoring three goals and assisting in two others in his first four Premier League games.last_img read more

Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

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first_imgHe is nominated alongside his eternal rival Lionel Messi and Messi’s former Barcelona team-mate Neymar, now of Paris Saint-Germain.“In the end, Ronaldo is ahead of the others,” Roma icon Francesco Totti told the FIFA website ahead of the ceremony at the London Palladium.“He had an amazing season and also accomplished all of his goals with the most prestigious of teams.”Lionel Messi has made a superb start to the current La Liga campaign, scoring 15 goals for Barcelona and earning Argentina a place at the 2018 World Cup with a magical hat-trick against Ecuador © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEShould Ronaldo prevail, it will pave the way for him to match Messi’s record of five Ballons d’Or when France Football magazine announce the winner of that award early next year.Ronaldo, 32, won the inaugural Best FIFA Men’s Player Award last year after a six-year merger between the FIFA honour and the Ballon d’Or.Ronaldo previously won the FIFA World Player of the Year award, the precursor to the Best FIFA award, in 2008.Messi, 30, scored 54 goals last season as Barcelona won the Copa del Rey.The Argentina great has made a superb start to the current campaign, scoring 15 goals for Barcelona and earning his country a place at next year’s World Cup with a magical hat-trick against Ecuador.“We all know who is the best player in the world,” says Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.“The truth is, the handing out of a trophy isn’t something that worries me too much.”– Zidane eyes coach crown –Brazil star Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining PSG in a blockbuster 222 million euros ($262 million) deal that obliterated the world transfer record.Shortlist for the Best 2017 FIFA Women’s Player award comprises Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos, American star Carli Lloyd (pictured) and Dutchwoman Lieke Martens © GETTY/AFP/File / GRANT HALVERSONThe voting for the award, equally weighted between national team captains, national team coaches, media and fans, closed last month.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is expected to be named Best FIFA Men’s Coach after becoming the first man to mastermind a successful defence of the European Cup in the Champions League era.The former France playmaker is up against Chelsea’s Antonio Conte and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.“To be sincere, if they give me it, I’ll take it with pleasure,” Zidane said.“But if the question is, ‘Am I the best coach in the world?’ No, and I’m sure of it.”Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is shortlisted for the Best FIFA Goalkeeper prize alongside Ronaldo’s Madrid team-mate Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer.The shortlist for the Best FIFA Women’s Player award comprises Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos, American star Carli Lloyd and Dutchwoman Lieke Martens.The winner of the Puskas Award for the best goal of 2017 will also be announced.The favourites are Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s ‘scorpion kick’ volley against Crystal Palace and South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke’s remarkable overhead bicycle kick for Baroka against Orlando Pirates.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 23 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award at Monday’s ceremony in London.The Portuguese superstar, who won last year’s inaugural award, fired Madrid to glory in La Liga and scored 12 goals as they won the Champions League for the third time in four seasons.last_img read more

Augustyn set to move on up

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first_imgJeff Augustyn will be going to the front of the boat for the first time this year. The San Dimas resident, who has fished, rather successfully, from the rear of the boat, is making the move to the pro ranks when the WON Bass Southern season gets underway next month at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. In WON Bass events, usually two-day affairs, the pro and the paying amateur fish together. They get to share the top weights of their fish. He started 2004 with a 23rd-place finish at Lake Oroville and a 24th-place finish at Havasu. But it was on the California Delta where he caught fire. After a so-so first day throwing spinnerbaits, he teamed up with pro Jeff Bradshaw. With 10 minutes to go before the weigh-in, Augustyn landed a 11.19-pounder just outside the landing buoys on a Senko. “I just won you a boat,” Augustyn says he remembered telling Bradshaw. “I felt a tick on the line. We had a 4-pounder we were trying to cull. He asked me if I thought it was big. I thought it was 5, maybe 6 (pounds). I kept it off the tules, and when it jumped, he said, `You have a monster!’ We crossed the timing control with a couple of minutes to spare. And when they asked how many bags I would need, I said `five.”‘ Bradshaw, indeed, won the tournament and a bass boat, as the pair had five fish weighing 35 1/4 pounds for the day. Augustyn placed third in his division with 10 fish for 52.46 pounds. He followed that up with a fifth-place finish in the series finale at Diamond Valley. The Delta bass was not the largest he has caught in a tournament. He landed an 11.33-pounder in a National Bass tournament at Puddingstone. The biggest bass he has caught is 13.8, also at his home lake of Puddingstone. “It’s the right time to move up,” he said. “I’ve done all that I could do (in AAA).” Augustyn did not catch the bass fishing bug until he went with a client on a three-day trip near Houston. He started fishing in tournaments in 1994 and spent several years in WON’s team tournaments – which he still fishes – before moving into the AAA ranks. “This is more of a hobby than a business,” he says of turning pro. “Eventually, I hope to get a sponsor. But if I don’t cash a check, it’s OK. Getting one check would be like candy.” Augustyn will fish a combination of Southern and Northern California events this year. Besides Havasu, he has stops in the Delta, Clear Lake and Mead planned. He has only fished the Delta and Clear Lake once each. “I will try networking with people,” he said. “Maybe I’ll talk to some pros, but make sure not to fish in their spots. But I believe I have a firm foundation to do well. We’ll see what happens. “If I do well, I do well. If I don’t, I don’t. If I don’t do well, no harm, no foul.” keith.lair@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where an angler sits on a bass boat during a two-person tournament says a lot about the competition. The angler in the front of the boat has control of the trolling motor. He has control of where the team goes, and the way and style of how the pair fish. Yes, the angler in the front of the boat is the professional. The angler in the back is usually the amateur. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“It will be tough,” the 42-year-old admits. “But I’m ready for this. I’m ready to make my own decisions.” Augustyn, who helps operate family-owned Sierra Alloys Company, Inc. in Irwindale, is ready to take more time on the water instead of in his office, overseeing the development of sophisticated aircraft parts. He says he fishes roughly 100 days a year, but will boost that number in 2006. “I told them I have to take more time off,” he says. “I’m ready for this.” He proved that during the 2005 season. In only his second year competing at the AAA level – as an amateur at the back of the boat – he won the series title; he was second in his 2004 rookie year. last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN HAS A ‘LOTTO’ WAYS TO MAKE MORE PEOPLE WINNERS!

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first_imgA Donegal man wants the National Lottery to reconsider their weekly draw so that many more people can win a slice of the jackpot.Kieran Gallagher, from Downings, reckons if tickets were drawn instead of balls then many more families could cash in.Mr Gallagher, 67, has been gauging lots of public reaction with his Facebook page on the idea. He estimates that if 40 tickets were drawn from two draws each week and each winner given €50,000, then an awful lot more people instead of just one winner would be helped.In fact, he estimates that up to 2,000 players could win €50K each year if the average draw was €1 million.Mr Gallagher said “If public opinion was swayed I’m sure the National Lottery would play ball. Anyone I have spoken to has said they’d be more inclined to buy a ticket if the odds were better.”A spokesperson for the lotto said they regularly test new concepts and keep their games under review. Meanwhile Kieran Gallagher’s idea can be found on his Facebook page – Sharelotto20. DONEGAL MAN HAS A ‘LOTTO’ WAYS TO MAKE MORE PEOPLE WINNERS! was last modified: April 9th, 2015 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:ChancesDowningsjackpotKieran Gallaghernational lotterywinlast_img read more

Evolve Menswear continues to ‘Evolve’ after 8 years

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first_imgIntroducing the first column by Evolve Menswear for Donegal Daily! Every fortnight, the experts from the number one menswear store in the north west are going to be keeping readers up to date on all the latest in men’s fashion along with advice on suits and dressing for special occasions. Here is the story of Evolve:We opened our doors on October 9th 2008 in the new Letterkenny Retail Park. Ireland had just entered official recession! We had signed the lease about 18 months earlier, so we could not pull out now! Many business gurus always said opening a business during a recession is a good thing as it keeps you focused, so that is what we had to do to make it work as we owed money to many people for the set up!Winning Retailer of The Year – LK ChamberIn March 2010, Evolve moved premises just a few doors up, into a much bigger space. Many people said that we were crazy and it was a huge risk; and it was a huge risk! But we felt if we did not make the move to the bigger unit a competitor would establish a presence and then we would struggle to compete as a smaller store with a limited offering. We wanted to expand into Suiting and Wedding Hire as well as an offering for the more mature gent. Evolve Wedding and Formal Hire won the Wedding Supplier of The Year Award in 2015In the first few years we had to beg and plead to attain the bigger brands as many had exclusive contacts with other retailers and could not supply new guys like us. Over time we were lucky to build a strong relationship with the main agents and suppliers and we soon began to build the brand mix that we required. We now stock many of the leading brands around the globe from Tommy Hilfiger to Remus Uomo and from Hugo Boss to Farah. With over 40 brands in stock across casual wear, suits, footwear and accessories we are sure we can find what you are looking for!Supporting Letterkenny RoversLK Rovers dressed by EvolveStarting with just 2 staff in 2008, we now employ about 20 team members in Letterkenny and 4 in our Derry store; which we opened in October 2015. Although we opened the store when sterling was at an all time high it has proven to be a good decision and it has been growing from strength to strength since we opened. Although much smaller than our Letterkenny store it was important for us to open the store to further build our reputation across the border for our online store, and now with Brexit in full swing we are happy to have a location on each side of the border.Opening of the Evolve Derry StoreIn 2012 we were honoured to team up with the Donegal Senior GAA team when they won the All-Ireland Final. This really helped up get our brand into every area of the county and further beyond. The guys on the team, Jim McGuinness, his backroom team and the Country Board were great and we owe a lot to them for helping us increase our recognition. We continue this partnership still today and we have created a lasting relationship over the years with the boys, management and board.Donegal dressed by EvolveDonegal 2012, dressed by EvolveLast November we launched our online store at www.evolvemenswear.com and are working hard behind the scenes to get it just right before promoting it properly through Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe. Just last month we opened The Suit Bar on the first floor of our Letterkenny store. Stayed tuned to our column over the coming weeks for more the latest on The Suit Bar!Evolve Suit BarMark McCloskey, Jim McGuinness and JP McCloskeyOver the last 8 years we have met many great people, staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We have built lasting relationships with them and we look forward to evolving even further over the next 8 years! We are very excited now to partner with Donegal Daily, where we will bring you fashion tips, help and advice on our fortnightly column. It will cover all aspects of menswear.If you would like any fashion advice just email us at info@evolvemenswear.ie and we will be glad to help!Kepp up to date with Evolve Menswear on Facebook: www.facebook.com/evolve.menswear Twitter: @EvolveMenswearInstagram:@evolvemenswearEvolve Menswear continues to ‘Evolve’ after 8 years was last modified: April 20th, 2017 by Evolve MenswearShare 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:AdviceBusinessevolve menswearmen’s fashionlast_img read more

200 additional Foreigners’ Tribunals in 33 Assam districts: Govt.

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first_imgAssam Government has notified setting up of 200 more appellate Foreigners’ Tribunals for hearing of appeals of people, excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).The facilities, to be set up in all the 33 districts of the state, will be in addition to the existing 100 Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs), according to an official release on Septmeber 26 night.The appeal against exclusion from the NRC must be filed in the quasi-judicial tribunals within 120 days of the publication of the final NRC.The final NRC was released on August 31 with 19,06,657 of the total 3,30,27,661 applicants excluded and 3,11,22,004 included.The process of NRC update was started in Assam following a Supreme Court order in 2013 and since then, the apex court has been closely monitoring the entire process.last_img read more