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 For a change, however, the pressure to deliver will be on the Azkals, who are coming off a 1-1 draw with the Thais last Wednesday at Panaad Stadium—a result that knocked Indonesia out of contention.But returning to Bung Karno still give Filipino players chills as it was the site of the two matches against the Indonesians where the Azkals reached the semifinals for the first time eight years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Azkals lost both legs via 1-0 scores as they faced not just a strong Indonesian team, but also a hostile and intimidating home crowd of 90,000.The stadium has been scaled down to fit 68,000 people, but memories remain for past Philippine teams, including the 2002 squad that suffered an embarrassing 1-13 loss here. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I know it brings back memories, but I think those matches will be very different from tomorrow,” said captain Phil Younghusband, referring to the match kicking off at 7 p.m. Sunday night.“I remember the atmosphere here and a lot of us were new to that kind of pressure. It’s a different game, a different time and hopefully, a different result.”Thailand and Philippines are actually on pace to reach the knockout stage with seven points each, although the Thais hold a superior goal difference. Another draw will be enough to send the Philippines to the semifinals, but a loss coupled by a Singapore win over Thailand in the match simultaneously kicking off in Bangkok will eliminate the Filipinos.The Azkals will still advance with a loss, granting that Thailand wins in the simultaneous kickoff. A Singapore win and a draw in Jakarta will eliminate Thailand.“We know it’s a very important game and to lose is a big risk,” said Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson. “We don’t expect an easy game because everybody wants to win. It’s a difficult game, but a big game nonetheless.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Philippine midfielder Stephan Schrock in action here against Thailand will again be a major player for the Azkals. Photo by Lagardere Sports.JAKARTA—Their confidence boosted by a huge result over reigning champion Thailand, the Philippine Azkals look to exorcise the ghosts of past failures at the cauldron-like Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, where they will be gunning for a semifinal berth in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.The Azkals face an Indonesian team that is surprisingly out of the running for a place in the knockout round as the two countries renew their rivalry on the final day of the group stage here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Folayang reclaims ONE title; Vera triumphant Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments
President David Granger on Friday evening pledged to allocate two million more hectares of land and waterways for conservation.During his address at the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana’s (THAG) President’s AwardsPresident David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger are welcomed to the Dinner and Awards by THAG President Shaun McGrath and his wife Monica, upon their arrival at the Marriott HotelCeremony 2016, President Granger said Guyana has been abundantly blessed with natural resources and must utilise them for its economic development.He reiterated his Administration’s fundamental commitment to the tourism sector and sustainable economic growth, even as Guyana transitions to a ‘green’ economy.President Granger added that the benefits of equitable and sustainable development are too numerous and transformative to be ignored.His plan to increase conservation areas was made in keeping with the Administration’s commitment to the development of a ‘green economy’, the Paris Agreement on climate change and growth in the tourism sector.“What a country! What wildlife! What a waste to ignore the great gifts of nature. Guyana’s abundant flora and fauna constitute a priceless national and natural treasure. Our animals are capable of generating more income alive than dead; in their natural state and habitats than in pepperpot or souse. They can contribute more to the development of a world-class and globally competitive, eco-tourism product than anything else,” President Granger said.The President explained that allocating more space to the protected area system will ensure that these natural resources are used sustainably and preserved for future generations.“These areas will be established in each of our 10 administrative regions to ensure that conservation is national in scale and covers all of our ecological zones in scope. Ecological parks, nature reserves and sanctuaries for our endangered species will be established to protect our flora and fauna and our natural habitats, ecosystems. Guyana’s ecotourism competitiveness will be enhanced by the fact that we are part of Caribbean and also the continent. We share borders with three South American countries. We are placed strategically to tap into the large tourist markets of our sister states of the Caribbean and the continent,” the President said.He noted too that tourism is essential to the growth of the national economy. It is neither a hobby nor a sideshow. “Guyana must learn to manage the tourist industry with the same seriousness and thoughtfulness with which it manages the gold and rice industries,” he said. The President added that it is one of the main drivers in the world economy and that this is no different for our small, developing state.“It was a couple of years ago, the seventh fastest growing sector of the global economy. The rate of growth of the sector in 2015 outpaced the rate of growth of the global economy. The industry generated US$7.2 trillion annually or 9.8 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product. It accounted for one in every 11 jobs in the global economy. Tourism has established itself as an extremely resilient economic sector. Its prospects are bright. The industry is projected to enjoy sustained global economic growth over the next decade. This growth is expected to be driven by emerging destinations,” the Head of State said.Guyana is the next frontier for tourism, the President said, explaining that tourists have grown tired of the traditional lure of the sun, sand and sea that is offered by most of the Caribbean states.He reiterated that promoting eco-tourism is vital to diversifying Guyana’s economy over the next two decades and beyond and the sustainable use of the environment is central to its ‘green’ strategy. In keeping with this, President Granger said Government will ensure that the eco-tourism sector accords with the principles of sustainable development.To this end, the President pledged that infrastructural development will be done in keeping with the overall aim of linking communities via the erection of aerodromes, construction of highways, roads and stellings to facilitate the ingress and egress of persons for their livelihoods and to advance tourism.Meanwhile, THAG President, Shuan McGrath praised the Government’s plan for sustainable economic growth. He extolled that the benefits are numerous and cross several categories.He also spoke of the economic benefits that accrued from Guyana’s Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary celebrations and pointed out that visitors in May doubled and all hotels, guesthouses and inns were fully booked over that period.At the close of the function, four organisations and one individual were honoured for their outstanding contributions to the tourism sector. The Hotel of the Year award went to the Marriott Hotel Guyana; Resort/Lodge of the Year was awarded to Arrowpoint Nature Resort; the Direct Tourism Services Award was presented to Trans Guyana Airways; the Tourism Supporting Services Award went to ANSA McAL Trading; and Hall of Fame Award 2016 to Tony Thorn.
Tylosky says the second proposal calls on the government to create an HST exemption for B.C. restaurants.Once the policies are presented at the Provincial Chamber of Commerce’s AGM, members will vote on including them in a policy manual. That manual will then be presented to the Provincial and Federal governments. [asset|aid=2701|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4ac0794cdf822b7041952e74b5ea5833-Tylosky 2_1_Pub.mp3] Tylosky says the Chamber is acting on behalf of local businesses who voiced their concerns on these two particular policies.Advertisement The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce will be pushing for change. The Chamber has drafted two policies that it will be taking to the B.C. Chamber’s Annual General Meeting in May. – Advertisement -Both policies are built around the controversial Harmonized Sales Tax. One policy calls on the Provincial Government to level the playing field for oil and gas companies. Chair of the Chamber’s Policy Committee, Andrew Tylosky, says one of the recommendations will push for more enforcement at the B.C./Alberta border. [asset|aid=2700|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4ac0794cdf822b7041952e74b5ea5833-Tylosky 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie
Every weekend there a plethora of intrguing and fascinating facts and statistics which come out of the Premier League results.Whether it be about goalscorers, providers, managerial records or passing success, the numbers are there to be analysed and either back up or destroy arguments.Here at talkSPORT we’ve decided to look at some of the best stats from the weekend’s action and help give you some brilliant ammo for when you’re chatting about the beautiful game with your mates.Click the right arrow above to find out the weekend’s best… 10. Tottenham Hotspur have won 100% of matches Dele Alli has started and won 0% of games when he hasn’t this season in all competitions – check out another nine amazing stats from the weekend’s football by clicking the arrow above 10 10 10 10 4. Memphis Depay, wearing the No.7 jersey, became the seventh Dutchman to score for Manchester United in the league in his seventh Premier League game 7. Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede has scored 21 headers in league competition since August 2013, more than anyone in the top four tiers of English football. 1. Daniel Sturridge’s double against Aston Villa means he has the best goals per game ratio of any Liverpool player (0.65) in Premier League history. 10 10 6. No player won more tackles than Liverpool star Lucas Leiva (8) at the weekend, while no player completed as many passes (100). 8. Since his debut in August 2012, Santi Cazorla has recorded more assists (32) than any other Premier League player. 10 5. Harry Kane’s strike against Manchester City was his first goal in all competitions after a wait of 12 hours and 28 minutes. 3. Crystal Palace’s victory over Watford means there have been more away wins (25) than home wins (24) in the Premier League this season. 10 10 9. Newly promoted Watford are the only Premier League team not to have conceded a first-half goal this season. 2. Alexis Sanchez is the first player to have scored a hat-trick in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. 10
BY EAMON HARVEY Karl Griffin wins 800m at Athlone International meetEarlier tonight, Karl Griffin, UCD A.C. /Tir Chonaill, in a packed Athlone International Stadium, had the narrowest of victory over Irish 800m champion Niall Tuohy, U.L/Ferybank A.C. –Griffin 1min50.47secs;Tuohy 1min 50.48secs.The Donegal Town man, beaten by Tuohy in recent Irish Universities and Indoor championship finals battled his way from a 3metres deficit with 50m to go to shade the race. This is Karl’s final indoor race of the season and a second sub 1min 50.5secs qualification time for summers World Juniors.Earlier today the the Irish team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships to be held in Sopot, Poland from 7-9 March was announcedMark English, UCD AC/Letterkenny, who recently smashed the 800m Indoor record, gained selection while David McCarthy, West Waterford AC, who has strong Donegal connections, gets the 1,500m berth.Name Event Club Coach Amy Foster* 60m City of Lisburn AC David ReidMark English 800m UCD A.C Teresa McDaidRose-Anne Galligan 800m Newbridge A.C David FarrowCiara Everard 800m UCD A.C James NolanDavid McCarthy 1500m West Waterford A.C Chris Jones Claire Tarplee 1500m DSD A.C George Gandy* Amy Foster has decided not to compete at the World Indoor Championships in order to focus on the Commonwealth Games.KARL GRIFFIN WINS 800M IN ATHLONE AND GETS WORLD CHAMPS TIME was last modified: February 27th, 2014 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:athleticsAthloneindoorkarl griffinWorld Junior Championships
For the 14th consecutive season, the NSCAA honored the Drake women’s soccer program for its academic success as the Bulldogs finished with a GPA of 3.50. The Drake men’s soccer program earned its 12th straight NSCAA College Team Academic Award with a team grade point average of 3.33 for the school year. Drake is one of 221 schools across all divisions to have both men’s and women’s soccer programs recognized by the NSCAA. KANSAS CITY – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) recognized the Drake University men’s and women’s soccer programs for their academic success during the 2015-16 school year, the association announced on Thursday, Oct. 6. To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players.Print Friendly Version
Honored with Drake’s “Double D” Award in 2011 for his tremendous success in his field and impact he has made in the community, Pulliam was inducted into the state of Iowa African-American Hall of Fame in 2006. He also was inducted into the state of Indiana Basketball of Fame in 2009 and has his number retired by Drake. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Dolph Pulliam, a member of the 1969 Drake University men’s basketball team that advanced to the Final Four, has been named to the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame Class, the league announced Wednesday, Aug. 15. Pulliam and the other five members of the class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the MVC’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Louis on Friday, March 8, 2019. Pulliam remained involved with the men’s basketball program throughout his career in Des Moines, serving as the radio analyst for various periods of time, most recently from 2002-14 during which he helped document the Bulldogs’ magical 2007-08 season. Following many successful years in broadcasting and as a stalwart in the community, he became director of athletic marketing at Drake in 1989 before moving into a position as director of community outreach and development prior to retiring in 2014. Through his work Pulliam has hosted and produced the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, a Drake Relays tradition that gains annual international media attention, for 19 years. He also developed or led many community outreach initiatives, including Halloween Hoops, the Holiday Food Basket program, Drake’s United Way fundraising campaign, and the Holiday Wish program. He was drafted by the NBA’s Boston Celtics and courted by the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys in 1969 but elected to forgo his athletic career to remain in Des Moines and become the first African-American television broadcaster in Iowa. Pulliam went on to anchor the mid-day news and hosted two children’s shows: One, Two, Three and Dolph’s Cartoon Corner. Pulliam has received numerous awards including the National Recognition Award from the Red Cross, the National Easter Seals Recognition Award, the Alice Whipple Community Service Award for the Iowa Federation of Labor and the Silver Beaver Award from the Mid-Iowa Boy Scouts of America. He was a 2010-11 MVC John Sanders “Spirit of the Valley” Award honoree. Print Friendly Version A native of Gary, Ind., Pulliam was regarded as one of the best defensive forwards of his era and a key member of Drake’s 1968-69 team that reached the NCAA Final Four and defeated North Carolina in the third-place game. In the semifinal contest against UCLA, he recorded 12 points, five rounds and six assists against the Bruins along with a critical steal in the final moments of the semifinal loss that nearly upended the UCLA juggernaut. Pulliam finished his career ranked fifth all-time in scoring at Drake with 1,007 career points and still ranks among Drake’s top 25 scorers.
A music lover. Liverpool mad. A brother. A father. A husband. A son. Loyal. Funny. Short-legged. Intelligent. A family man. Hard-working. Compassionate. A card-player. A townie. St Eunans mad. A best friend.So many words were used to describe the late Dessie Larkin today as hundreds of people turned up to say a final farewell in his native Letterkenny to such a decent human being.St Eunan’s Cathedral was bursting to the seams with people who wanted to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Larkin and McCool families in their time of immense grief. Dessie Larkin, aged just 48, wasn’t just liked in his hometown, he was held in a special place amongst the many, many people whose lives he touched.That love was borne out not just by the huge crowd present for his funeral mass today but by the genuine compassion and empathy shown by every last man, woman and child.Dessie crammed so much into his life before that life was cut abruptly short on Monday morning last when he passed away unexpectedly at his home close to Newmills on the outskirts of Letterkenny.News of Dessie’s passing wept through the town with a genuine sense of disbelief. From the foot of the town, Dessie’s father James had cut a political path which Dessie followed with gusto and pride before he left politics, furthering his education and returning to work for Donegal County Council.It was fitting that it was Fr Paddy Dunne who conducted Dessie’s funeral mass which was concelebrated by several other priests as well as the Bishop of Raphoe, Most Reverand Alan McGuckian.Fr Dunne spoke of the friend he knew for years and the many times they shared together.He spoke of Dessie’s love of music and football, both gaelic and soccer but especially of his love of Liverpool FC and how he genuinely thought this year was going to be their year.He spoke of his punk days and how he loved nothing more than a good game of cards and how he was always, always talking. But behind the devilment, he spoke to of his immense pride at being Irish but also of being from Letterkenny and Donegal and how he took that everywhere with him.Among the gifts taken to the altar where a Liverpool scarf, a deck of playing cards, a St Eunan’s jersey and A Beautiful South album which wife Mary had bought him many years ago.As his life and times were recalled, Dessie’s wife Mary and the couple’s children Danielle, Courtney, James and Matthew showed the same courage that has held them steadfast in recent days.Hundreds of people have visited Dessie’s wake over the past couple of days to say a final farewell at the house himself and Mary made a home for themselves and their four beautiful children. Mary’s composure to speak with each and every one of those people who called to pay their respects was yet another tribute to the person she shared her life with.Jason Black, Dessie’s brother-in-law concluded today’s funeral mass with a touching reflection to his fellow town whose life paths crossed by chance but who became the best of friends.After his funeral mass Dessie was given a Garda escort down the town he loved so much and which he was so much part of.Shops closed and people gathered at the foot of the town with heads bowed as the funeral cortege pressed onwards towards O’Donnell Park and beyond to Dessie’s final resting place at Conwal Graveyard.Rest easy Dessie.A town of tears as Dessie Larkin is laid to rest was last modified: March 25th, 2019 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:Dessie Larkinfuneralletterkenny
SAN DIEGO–As rookie left fielder Chris Shaw leaped to snag a flyball at the Petco Park outfield wall, a fan reached out and made contact with Shaw’s glove, thrusting it away.The fan may have taken the ball away from Shaw, but no one could take away his bat.And in the end, that’s what the Giants needed to secure a 5-4 comeback win over the Padres.Shaw hit 24 home runs for Triple-A Sacramento and owns the furthest home run hit by a Giants player this year, but his two-run single in the eighth …
European plane manufacturer Airbus and its subsidiary Navblue today said they have signed contracts with two Indian startups – Neewee and Eflight – to build innovative solutions that can be enhanced to meet the firm’s as well as industry needs.The startups were part of the five startups chosen a year back from the second season of the Airbus Bizlab technology acceleration programme, which attracted 137 applications from nine countries, a release issued by the European firm said.Read it at India TV Related Items