Amid MVP talks, JRU star Alvarez told: Focus on team, not stats Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina CONTRIBUTED PHOTORod Ebondo continued to be a beast down low for Centro Escolar University as it frustrated Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 105-88, to nail its second win Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.The Congolese bruiser was excellent from all over the floor, lighting up for 28 points and 23 rebounds. He he was also two blocks shy of a triple-double with eight rejections in the victory.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Aside from Ebondo’s presence down low, the Scorpions also stung the Revellers with their lethal three-point shooting, going 12-of-31 from downtown to remain the lone unbeaten team so far this conference at 2-0.Orlan Wamar drilled 5-of-8 from three to wound up with 18 markers, seven boards, three assists, and two steals off the bench, Rich Guinitaran got 14 markers powered by four treys, while Judel Fuentes pumped 14 built on two treys.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Ebondo played his A game, plus he got the support from our locals,” remarked coach Yong Garcia. “We hope we could sustain this kind of game.”CEU didn’t waste time imposing control of the game, establishing a 14-point lead, 49-35, in the second quarter before holding off the numerous rallies fro Che’Lu-San Sebastian in the end game. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments RK Ilagan led the Revellers (2-2) with 19 points on a 2-of-5 shooting from three, to go with four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.Allyn Bulanadi also added 13 markers off the bench, Jeepy Faundo got 12 points and nine boards, and Michael Calisaan was limited to just 11 markers and eight rebounds in the loss.The Scores:CEU 105 — Ebondo 28, Wamar 18, Fuentes 14, Guinitaran 14, Aquino 8, Arim 6, Manlangit 6, Cruz 5, Caballero 2, Intic 2, Saber 2.CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 88 — Ilagan 19, Bulanadi 13, Faundo 12, Calisaan 11, De Leon 8, Batino 5, Capobres 5, Valdez 5, Jeruta 4, Baetiong 2, Costelo 2, David 2, Santos 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Quarters: 25-20, 51-42, 79-67, 105-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year
After a trial which lasted more than one month at the Berbice Assizes, a woman and her friend were found guilty of murdering her husband, Abdool Shakeel Majid in 2012.Majid’s wife, Hemwattie Abdulla, also known as “Annie” and her friend, Seerojini Permaul known as “Usha”, 49, were accused of unlawfully killing Majid, a US citizen, whose battered body was discovered on the Number 63 Beach, CorentyneDead: Abdool Shakeel Majidon April 26, 2012.Special Prosecutor Ganesh Hira represented the State while Attorneys-at-Law Mursalin Bacchus and Arud Gossai represented Abdulla and Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes represented Permaul.Majid and his wife had arrived in Guyana in April 2012 for a two-week vacation. However, five days later, Majid’s battered body with the scalp missing was found on the Number 63 Beach. When the man’s body was found, Abdulla had already returned to the United States. When relatives enquired why he did not return, she told them that her husband was enjoying himself in Suriname and that he had urged her to return home as her daughter was ill. However, she was arrested after she returned to Guyana when her husband’s body was found.During the trial, the court heard that bloodstains and sand were found in the trunk of the car that the couple had rented. Detectives had also retrieved Abdulla’s driving permit from the car.The court found that Abdulla murdered her husband for the money which he had received after an accident in the US and got Permaul to assist her in executing the plot.The women were both found guilty as the trial concluded at the Berbice Assizes on Tuesday. Justice Sandil Kissoon will pass sentence on March 29, 2018 at the Berbice High Court.
Linden to Lethem trail…loggers contribute to present situation – Regional VCTraversing the Linden to Lethem trail is proving to be too time-consuming and even dangerous given the current rainy season coupled with the damages being done by loggers whose heavy-laden trucks destroy the pathways.The condition of the Linden to Lethem roadThis is according to Regional Vice Chairman (VC) of Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), Carl Singh, who on Sunday told Guyana Times that previously, on a regular day, a trip from Lethem to Linden would average between 12 and 15 hours.But, at present, given the deplorable state of this route, it takes almost twice as long to travel to and from those locations.“Now it is taking 20 to 24 or 25 hours. I drove out of town a few days ago, a land cruiser took 20 to 22 hours. I even had to pull about four minibuses that had trouble on the road with my vehicle,” he stated.According to the Regional VC, the Mekdeci Mining Company (MMC) is conducting some work on the trail but is not enough. Singh further stated that in light of the numerous complaints by persons travelling that route along with complaints by the bus operators, his Regional Office had both spoken and written to the Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman, some six weeks ago about the pressing issue but there has been no feedback.Singh pointed out that Minister Trotman has responsibility for the forestry sector and that is why the Regional Office of Region Nine sought his assistance.“We noticed the loggers’ large trucks pulling lumber damaging the road. Most of the times, several minibus operators complain that these trucks climb up the hills but because of the weight and quantity of their loads and the road being wet, they would sometimes roll down back the hill and block off the whole roadway. This causes trouble, minibuses cannot pass so we’re asking that loggers ease up with heavy loads during rainy seasons but there has been no satisfaction.”Just two months ago, several minibus operators plying the Lethem and Mahdia routes complained bitterly to this publication about the deteriorating conditions of the trail which they are forced to use to transport passengers and goods as a means of earning their daily bread.The bus operators described the trail as a “death trap” and bashed the Public Infrastructure Ministry for paying zero interest in conducting long-term repairs to that trail which is the only access to those areas.The trail has been in a deteriorated state for years and worsens during the rainy seasons after which minor substandard repairs are done on certain patches and the problem continues to recur.A route 72 bus driver, Keith Daniels, had stated that he was forced to park his minibus due to the condition of the road since the risk of making a trip is way more than its gains.“To be honest, since Wednesday I ain’t make a trip. The last trip I make last week I had to come and take my bus to the mechanic and spend a set of money which I didn’t even make. This trail just getting bad to worse. Destroying people bus. The Government need to do better than what they are doing. The small man punishing in this place. You struggling to get load to go up and when you do, you are faced with that trash for a road. We got families to feed and we gotta pay mortgage and even pay for the same bus that destroying in that mud. This could be fair,” he argued.Meanwhile, another driver, Kendall Richardson, who also reached out to this newspaper, called for the Government to put measures in place for urgent and long-term repairs and maintenance of the road.At that time, he had said that the drivers are suffering since they are forced to use the road in the present state as best as they can in getting passengers into and out of Mahdia just for an income to take care of their needs. He stated that at times, the buses get stuck and are left to wait for several hours until a truck or pick-up passes for them to seek assistance in getting their bus pulled from the mud.This, he said, is unacceptable and called on Government through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to come up with a plan to commence repairs on the road soon.Mayor of Mahdia, David Adams in an invited comment said that the trail is in its usual state, however, vehicles are still able to traverse.He explained that during the rainy season, some attention needs to be paid to the trail on a particular stretch between Mahdia and Mabura, which is in dire need of repair.He noted, however, that there are no plans in place for such rehabilitation works by the Council.“Getting in is very difficult and some works have to be done in the short term to offer relief to those traversing,” he said.
A man who has been caught drink-driving for the SIXTH time in less than a year has been ordered to hand over the keys of his car to Gardai.Martin Cassidy appeared before Letterkenny District Court today. Garda Michael McHugh told the court that he arrested Cassidy at Railway Road, Buncrana on suspicion of drink driving today.Garda McHugh said he was objecting to bail as this was the sixth occasion that Cassidy had been arrested on alleged drink-driving since February last year.The accused is due to appear at Buncrana District Court to face the previous five alleged drink-driving charges on February 8th next.Inspector Sean Grant said the objection to bail was unusual but it was due to the litany of alleged offences.“If released on bail, there is a fear that he will commit further offences,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly asked whose car he was driving and he was told by Gardai that it was his own car.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said he would seek to surrender the keys of his client’s car to Gardai.Mr Cassidy, of Trillick, Buncrana, agreed and handed over the keys to his car to Gardai.Judge Kelly warned Mr Cassidy that if he was caught driving any vehicle between now and February 8th, that his bail would be revoked and that he would be remanded in custody.Man surrenders keys to Gardai after SIXTH alleged drink-driving case in a year was last modified: January 30th, 2018 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:buncranacourtdonegaldrink drivingGardaiMartin Cassidy
WHAT’S THE CRAIC SPLAT?“Revenge is a dish best served cold”Little did Pat Spillane realise when he “dissed” the Donegal style last that he would end up making a good sum of money for a GAA fundraising event in West Donegal.Naomh Mhuire GAA Club, Kincasslagh, yesterday raised over €2000 in a fun day with Pat Spillane the main fundraiser. Young and Old queued up to throw wet sponges at the Kerry great’s image with local celebrities putting their face to the crowd. John Gillespie, event organiser said “Although Spillane has since come on-side…the comments from last year were enough to ensure the wet sponges were going well. It is all a bit of craic and maybe we’ll get Pat Spillane himself here in late September.” TAKE SPLAT! ‘SPILLANE’ FUNDRAISER IS A DONEGAL SUCCESS! was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TAKE SPLAT! ‘SPILLANE’ FUNDRAISER IS A DONEGAL SUCCESS!
Mbowa (R) has previously coached at Masaka LC. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League side Proline FC have appointed Baker Mbowa as their interim manager.Mbowa replaces Matia Lule who was confirmed as departed on Tuesday evening.Matia Lule is not going to be with us for the remainder of the season,” said Proline FC Director Mujib Kasule on Tuesday evening.Lule was named Proline tactician after the departure of Shafik Bisaso in August and guided them through the CAF Confederation Cup adventure which ended in the playoff round.Mbowa who has previously coached Masaka LC is understood to have been handed the role until the end of the first round.At the time of Lule’s departure, Proline are bottom on the log with eight points garnered in 12 games this season.Comments Tags: Baker Mbowamatia luleMujib Kasuleproline fcUganda Premier League
13 July 2011 The International Marketing Council of SA (IMC) has added its voice to the Mandela Day drive for civic participation with the launch of Play Your Part, a campaign designed to get all South Africans doing something, whether big or small, to contribute to a better future for all. Speaking at the launch of the initiative at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on Wednesday, IMC CEO Miller Matola said: “A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live and who take action by doing something positive, whether big or small, is good for everyone.” Play Your Part encourages ordinary citizens to use whatever resources they have at their disposal – whether time, money, skills or goods – to contribute to positive change in the country. “There are numerous stories and real life experiences ready to be told of people and organisations that are making a positive difference – these stories should be told to lift our spirits and inspire everyone to play their part,” Matola said at the press briefing. Matola said the campaign complements the Mandela Day campaign which is celebrated on Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, asking people to take 67 minutes of their lives to try and make the world a better place – while urging them “make every day a Mandela Day”. To join the movement, people can visit www.playyourpart.co.za, which connects to forgood, a home-grown social network that brings people and groups together for positive change. The forgood social network enables individuals and groups to create their own profiles, interact with others, garner support for their own causes and join in with others, depending on where they live and the things they’re passionate about. “The ethos and legacy of Nelson Mandela is important for the country, and not for a single organisation, because it carries the values of what this great nation should be about and … sets an example of what we should do,” Matola told journalists. “Therefore it is important that we all contribute towards making a difference in the country.”
The group IT Solutions presents the Township Economic App allowing small businesses to interact and connect with consumers. (Image: Ray Maota)Science and technology are being used to solve everyday problems and in so doing improve society in the #Hack.Jozi Challenge. Winners will receive a financial boost to help bring their ideas to fruition.The #Hack.Jozi Challenge is a boot camp for start-up digital entrepreneurs and its aim is to contribute towards fostering skills, innovation and entrepreneurship in the broad area of digital technology. It was established by the City of Johannesburg and its partners, Seed Academy and Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, to support capacity development, job creation and enterprise development.Joburg has made R5-million available for #Hack.Jozi to support those start-ups who present the best ideas.The challenge began in January with a call for proposals from tech-savvy people. These proposals were screened and the finalists were selected. They were mentored and assisted at Joburg’s digital hub in the heart of Braamfontein during a month of intense business training and technical hackathons. It all culminated in demo day at Sci-Bono in Newton, Johannesburg, on 18 June.On the day, the 10 remaining teams pitched their ideas to the judges assigned with picking the best three.Speaking at the launch earlier this year, Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau said: “#Hack.Jozi is for those people who want to make a difference in their respective communities by developing digital solutions to everyday problems.“This programme is all about innovation with a heart. It is about smart business ideas that make a difference in communities across Johannesburg. It is also about driving digital business growth which forms a big part of our economic plans for the city.”The winners will be announced on 30 June.TECH-SAVVY ENTREPRENEURSOn the demo day, the room was filled with people who had ideas that would improve society.Finalist Rendani Ramabulana, founder and developer at Tirisan Tech from Midrand, said his invention, the MuniCom app was about addressing people’s day-to-day struggles.“I live in Midrand and we have a community Whatsapp group where we complain about issues the municipality isn’t addressing in the area. This is where the idea for MuniCom came about,” he said.Using the app, residents will be able to report grievances to the ward councillor, posted in real time. They will be able to post photographs, with GPS co-ordinates, for example of burst water pipes.Ramabulana said this would help to cut the time it takes the municipality to deal with such issues.HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENTSJessey Nkale from Diepsloot Kasi Hive demonstrated Phila, meaning “live”, a health care app.Kasi Hive is a co-operative formed in November 2013 and established in March 2014 to offer value oriented services to youth in Diepsloot, a township in northern Johannesburg.Through Phila, it hopes to lighten the load in government clinics by helping patients to book their appointments easily. This would mean they would not arrive at a clinic hoping for an appointment, but then get turned away because of over-crowding.“Our creation will bring work to eight youngsters immediately who will have to administrate a call centre for the bookings,” said Nkale.Out of the turnover over three years, the developers hoped to take 5% and subsidise youngsters who were interested in careers in the ICT and IT sector.MOVING MADE EASYPercy Lawrence of Move My Stuff presented an app for removal services. “Our app will immediately be able to give you a removal van or truck with your co-ordinates at the ease of your fingertips,” said Lawrence.The app would target businesses and individuals, but would also cater for the informal sector.“That guy in the ‘hood who uses his van for removals will also be in our database along with bigger companies like Stuttafords Van Lines to cater for all demographics,” explained Lawrence.Key features of the app are a tracking number for the client’s items, meaning the client could monitor their movements. Also, for insurance, photographs of the items will be loaded on the system and their value determined.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Additions offer producers increased productivity and efficiency To better meet power and equipment needs of high-volume hay and forage producers, Case IH beefed up its forage lineup this month with the new Optum tractor series. Fulfilling a new horsepower segment, the Optum tractor joins the company’s complete line of hay and forage equipment, which includes updates across its tractor lineup. Elevating baling productivity, Case IH also announced a new ISOBUS Class 3 enabled Feedrate Control system available for select LB4 series large square balers.“Case IH is proud to offer a full line of hay and forage equipment,” said Dave Henderson, Livestock Marketing, Case IH. “From hay cutting and handling equipment to balers and tractors, Case IH offers a lineup of innovative equipment to harvest and handle this important feedstuff, along with a broad mix of tractors designed to meet producer’s individual needs — no matter how unique or specialized.”New Optum tractor series delivers heavy-duty, year-round performance. From the iconic Farmall® series to the new Optum tractor, Case IH now offers producers four tractor series designed with the right mix of power, efficiency and versatility for any hay and forage task.A multipurpose workhorse, the Optum series features the necessary horsepower for high-volume hay and forage operations, plus enough muscle for larger tillage tools and planters. With PTO horsepower ranging from 240 to 270 hp, the tractor series delivers big-iron power, performance and comfort — plus outstanding features and technology, including the fuel-saving Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).“Built for heavy-duty, year-round application, the Optum series combines efficient power with operator convenience to handle the large workload and multiple tasks of hay and forage operations, row crop applications and farmstead upkeep,” said Dave Bogan, marketing manager, Maxxum/Puma Tractors. “Fulfilling a new horsepower requirement, we designed this series to meet the needs of customers looking for that optimal power-to-weight ratio for any field, cultivation or haulage task.”Highlighting the versatility of the Optum tractor, Bogan added, “It teams just as well with a large square baler or grain cart as it does with a midsize planter or seeder.”Mirroring its progressive feature set, the Optum tractor features new Case IH family styling. The modern look offers a redesigned hood, grille and roof cap with LED lighting, along with a spacious SurroundVision cab designed for maximum comfort and convenience.Other key Optum series features include:Efficient Power: Meeting Tier 4 B/Final emissions, Optum tractors feature Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only technology to produce raw power and torque with less fuel. Additional fuel-saving technologies include a variable vane cooling fan and in-cab electronically shifted front and rear PTO economy speed options.Superior roadability: An available antilock braking system, autoguidance and in-cab tire pressure monitoring system provide greater productivity and control.Maximum versatility: Three bar-axle choices offer the complete range of wheel spacing options for row crop applications. A flange axle and tire offering — for large singles up to 900 mm wide — are also options. Large hydraulic pumps can run planters and seeders, plus reactive steering, suspended axle and cab suspension are built to power through any haulage task.ISOBUS Class 3 functionality: ISOBUS Class 3 enables the CVT Optum tractor and its approved implement to optimize the job at hand. Using ISOBUS Class 3, the implement can control tractor functions such as ground speed, rear PTO and rear hitch for increased performance and throughput.Multipurpose lineup offers comfort, performance and versatility. Highlighted by the Optum tractor, the Case IH hay and forage tractor lineup also includes similar updates across its Puma and Maxxum series offerings.Model Year 2016 Puma series enhancements: New roof cap styling, enhanced lighting packages and a redesigned grab-rail lighting structure improves form and function. Deluxe seating and leather-wrapped steering wheel options add comfort, and available antilock braking and hill-holder technology for powershift models provide greater roadability. CVT models include ISOBUS Class 3 functionality.Model Year 2016 Maxxum series enhancements: New seating choices, a radio antenna amplifier and HVAC control panel make an already best-in-class cab experience even better. A second accumulator added to the front-axle suspension system improves the overall ride. CVT models also include ISOBUS Class 3 functionality.Tractors team with LB4 series large square balers for high-tech haying. Pairing perfectly with the ISOBUS Class 3 functionality offered across the Case IH hay and forage tractor lineup, Model Year 2016 LB4 series large square balers are now even easier to operate. Available through AFS Connect, the new ISOBUS Class 3 functionality allows select balers to change settings on compatible tractors (Model Year 2016 CVT Optum, Puma and Maxxum tractors) to achieve maximum productivity and optimal bale quality.Appropriately named Feedrate Control, the advanced baling technology enables the baler to run at optimal performance by controlling the speed of the tractor. Using Feedrate Control, the baler controls the tractor’s forward speed through ISOBUS Class 3 commands, maintaining desired capacity by using a charge sensor. The system then calculates the best speed based on the information received from the sensors.Feedrate Control includes two running operations:Charge Control (available on LB334R and LB434R rotor cutter configurations): Charge Control automatically adjusts the tractor’s speed to reach optimal capacity inside the baler. This results in a higher feedrate throughput by up to 9 percent overall.Slice Control (available on all configurations of LB334 and LB434 models): Slice Control automatically adjusts the tractor’s speed based on bale slice thickness. This allows the operator to predetermine the number of slices per bale to create more consistency.“Feedrate Control helps producers maximize their productivity and efficiency by always running at full capacity — no matter the crop yield or level of operator experience,” said Cole Carling, marketing manager, Hay and Forage. “Without the need to monitor tractor speed, operators can work in comfort and with less fatigue. They also will have greater peace of mind knowing each bale is consistent in quality, flake size and shape.”Carling also pointed to increased fuel savings of up to 4 percent as a result of more-efficient baler operation.To learn more about the complete Case IH hay and forage offering, from cutting to conditioning and from balers to tractors, visit your local Case IH dealer or caseih.com.