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Player of the Week: Pogoy flourishing off the bench for TNT

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Cilic obstacle in way of Nadal’s semifinal quest Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pogoy’s production helped TNT improve its card to 3-2 for a share of third place with Alaska.Other players considered for the weekly recognition were TNT’s Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro and RR Garcia, KIA’s Rashawn McCarthy and Glen Khobuntin, Magnolia’s Rafi Reavis, Alaska forward Vic Manuel and Sonny Thoss, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos as well as GlobalPort’s Sean Anthony.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRoger Pogoy has been a major spark off the bench for TNT.Pogoy is flourishing as the Katroa’s sixth man and his impact couldn’t be any bigger than what he had done the past week.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ 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 View comments The second-year swingman played a key role in TNT’s 2-0 record against Blackwater and Meralco last week.And his play earned him a PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation after averaging 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.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 folkThe former Far Eastern University star had an efficient night, scoring 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field while also collecting eight rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead the KaTropa to a 92-83 win over the Elite on Wednesday.He followed up his all-around effort with 15 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 99-81 drubbing of the Bolts. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Poetry February 5, 2015

first_imgHungry CaveBy Kenny Best Jr.Food is foodNo matter how goodOr where you eatA cave is a caveNo matter the outside viewAnd how long you sleepInside it’s jagged, damp,Cozy wallsWhether opportunity knocks,Or the Good Lord callsThe answer you giveIs worth moreThan what you’ve keptInside the caveIncluding your former selfAnd that’s if you took the lineAnd took actionAnd bought you some time,And gained some tractionNot for personal satisfactionOr the reaction of othersBut your own forward movementFor what good is foodIf you don’t use it?And what good is a caveIf you don’t leave your treasures hiddenDeep within, for someone else to find?It’s not about holding on to somethingIt’s the power of the mindTo go forward;To let go,To find something elseGood enoughTo to fill the void of that cave in your mind:The gaping darkness,Where time is lostAnd where you find the nothingnessThat someone left behindWho Cares About Me?By J. LattyM. Zarwu; thewarriorarts@gmail.comWhen the rains fallAnd the sun shines.Who cares about me?Who cares about me?I keep beggingBegging for helpWho cares about me?Who cares about me?You eat my rootsMy roots make you strongWho cares about me?Who cares about me?You cook my leavesCook them with red oilWho cares for me?Who cares for me?And dish my stickDish it like that, all I ask,Who cares for me?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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5 MFDP Officials Invited by Ministry of Justice

first_imgBy Alvin WorziThe Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has invited five past and present officials of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) regarding the Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) loan scheme.The ministry named Amos Z. Korkor, coordinator of the PSDI; Romell Watson, former Assistant Minister for Administration; William Mansfield, director of the Public Administration Sector, Budget Planning; Theophilus Addy, Assistant Minister for Regional and Sectoral Planning; and Zianab K. Dukuly, assistant director of Budget and Finance and an immediate relative of former MFDP Minister Amara M. Konneh.“This is the initial step in this investigation, so the ministry is requesting the implicated officials who are of interest and who allegedly received various amounts under the PSDI program to report to the ministry on Friday, June 30, at 10 a. m. for a conference,” the ministry said.The PSDI is a project established in 2014 at the MFDP to provide loans to Liberian-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The process would have created jobs and accelerated the participation of Liberian-owned businesses in the economy.The ministry said it is now reviewing the final audit report to determine the culpability of each official named in the loan saga.Meanwhile, an earlier leaked draft audit report alleged that from 2014 to 2016, the project disbursed US$2,274,400 to 46 borrowers, and that Dr. James F. Kollie, former Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs at the MFDP, signed all the loan approvals.Out of the forty-six (46) borrowers, only Garson Incorporated, located on 11th Street, Sinkor, believed to be owned by Dr. James Kollie, paid its obligation of US$150,000 plus US$10,500 interest, amounting to a total repayment of US$160,500. Garson Incorporated’s account statement revealed that the institution has only a US$11 obligation outstanding.24 borrowers allegedly received cash loans amounting to US$965,400 but are yet to make any repayment as per the arrangement. An additional 12 businesses received US$545,700, but none could be located anywhere in Liberia, and the telephone contacts of the individuals who owned these businesses were permanently switched off.The draft audit report revealed that in May 2014, MFDP entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) to establish an account (GE Fund) through which the borrowers would receive their loans.The draft report also established that there was an MOU reached between MFDP and LBDI to run the PSDI loan activities together; however, customers’ evaluation/vetting were done by the MFDP.However, the evaluation/vetting conducted by MFDP-PSDI desk provided many loopholes for default, the draft audit said, adding that loans were disbursed to either businesses owned by MFDP staff, or businesses with which they had close connections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt will respond to National Trust “in due course” – Harmon

first_imgOne day after President David Granger denied knowledge of a letter sent by the National Trust of Guyana demanding an explanation for the repainting of State House in the colour green, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday confirmed that the letter was received by the Ministry of the Presidency.“The letter was received; (it) was written to the Permanent Secretary,” the Minister of State disclosed at this week’s post-Cabinet press briefing, telling reporters that Government would soon be responding to the National Trust. However, he opted not to delve into details about what the response would be.“They will have all the reasons when the response is made… I can’t tell you all of that now, but when the National Trust gets its response, that information will be made public,” Harmon said.The coalition Administration came in for criticism after it bypassed the National Trust and began changing the colour of State House from white to green – the dominant colour of the People’s National Congress (PNC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), both parties that the President leads.Over the past weekend, the National Trust of Guyana registered its concerns over the colour change at State House, since it falls under its purview as a historical building.In fact, National Trust Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nirvanie Persaud had told Guyana Times that it welcomed the repairs to the building, but noted that they should have been consulted before the colour change.As such, Persaud said a letter registering their concerns was dispatched to the Ministry of the Presidency, demanding an explanation.President Granger told reporters on Wednesday that the building was rotting and as a result, an administrative decision was taken to have it repaired and repainted.“I am not aware a law has been broken…in fact, National Trust needs to worry about the present decision to ensure that State House is in good repair and does not leak,” he said.The Head of State further noted that the National Trust should be concerned over the current state of a number of other historical buildings, which are falling apart such as City Hall and the St George’s Cathedral.last_img read more

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Leeds managerial target signs contract to become Elland Road club’s new boss

first_imgMarcelo Bielsa has accepted the opportunity to become Leeds United’s new manager, and has already signed the club’s contract offer.The Championship side have been holding talks with Bielsa for a couple of weeks, since sacking Paul Heckingbottom at the beginning of June after he won just four matches following his arrival at Elland Road. Prior to joining Lille, he signed a contract to become Lazio manager, but quit after just two days. Bielsa has agreed to join Leeds as the successor to Paul Heckingbottom goalless Latest Championship news 2 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship stalemate Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Bielsa has been out of work since he was sacked by Ligue 1 side Lille in December 2017 Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues EFL result ROUND-UP Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Bielsa is expected to earn over £2million-a-year, making him the highest-paid coach in the club’s history.Bielsa, who has managed the national teams of Chile and Argentina, as well as Athletic Club of Spain and Marseille of France, has been out of work since being sacked by Ligue 1’s Lille last December. GREAT NEWS REPLY Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place impact And the Yorkshire Evening Post say Bielsa has finally agreed to take charge of Leeds ahead of the 2018/19 season.The 62-year-old has been met by Leeds officials in his native Argentina, and he is reported to have been on the verge of signing his contract since the beginning of the week. 2last_img read more

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EMPLOYEES GETTING READY TO ‘UNIFI’ ONCE MORE FOR 10 YEAR REUNION

first_imgUnifi workers wearing jumpers from the Korean /Japan World Cup in 2002 where Unifi supplied much of the material for many Countries World Cup jerseys through Nike and AdidasIt was one of the landmark factories and employers of its era.Now October 2014 marks 10 years since the closure of Unifi and former employees have organised a reunion night for everyone to catch up with their old friends and colleagues.It will be held in the Glenveagh Room of the Mt Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny at 8.00 pm on Friday, 10th of October. There will be Live Music, Disco, other entertainment as well as finger food.Admission IS €15 with all proceeds after costs going to the Donegal Hospice.Unifi, previously known as Courtaulds Lirelle, operated for 30 years at the Ballyraine site employing over 850 employees at it’s height and some few thousand passing through it’s doors over this period.Strong friendships were formed down the years which are about to be renewed. Unifiers are asked to let as many of their former colleagues as possible know to ensure a great night. Time is short so lets not miss anyone out.Unifiers can book their place by the following,1) A message on the Unifi 10 year reunion Facebook site.2) Through the following contacts,Majella……(086) 8301240 Noeleen…..(087) 9584355Caroline…..(086) 96921043) email unifi2004@gmail.comPlease advise if you are bringing a partner. Payment is at the door and bookings, as set out, will be on a first come first served basis. There will also be a Memorabilia and Slide show so can anyone with Unifi Mementos and Photographs contact Danny or Ken to organise the items/photographs for the display.Danny…..(087)9821539, Ken……. (087) 9181461.The photo is Unifi workers wearing jumpers from the Korean /Japan World Cup in 2002 where Unifi supplied much of the material for many Countries World Cup jerseys through Nike and Adidas.EMPLOYEES GETTING READY TO ‘UNIFI’ ONCE MORE FOR 10 YEAR REUNION was last modified: September 17th, 2014 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:letterkennyREUNIONUNIFIlast_img read more

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Glasshouse of the week

first_imgTwist ‘n turnPrime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to host International Yoga Day on a grander scale on June 21 this year. For starters, the government has set aside a substantial budget that will eclipse the Rs 32 crore spent last year. This year’s event will become a national extravaganza,Twist ‘n turnPrime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to host International Yoga Day on a grander scale on June 21 this year. For starters, the government has set aside a substantial budget that will eclipse the Rs 32 crore spent last year. This year’s event will become a national extravaganza not limited to government organisations and public sector undertakings but will rope in some 640 plus districts. One agency in each district is being shortlisted to spend Rs 1 lakh to organise the show. Participants will sport outfits designed by the National Institute of Design.Sack the hacksBJP president Amit Shah feels the Narendra Modi government’s development agenda isn’t getting enough attention. So his national executive speech mentioned a government scheme launch every 15 days. Blaming the communication team, he’ll likely have a new one by May.The no-show boysBJP chief Amit Shah was conspicuous by his absence at J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s April 4 oath-taking ceremony. Both Shah and Prime Minister Modi had attended her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s 2015 swearing-in. This time around, the PM was on an overseas tour but Shah was in Delhi on the day. Party sources say it was the cold vibes between Shah and Mehbooba that nearly sunk the BJP-PDP alliance in the state.Selfie- free zoneVisitors at CM Akhilesh Yadav’s 5, Kalidas Marg official residence in Lucknow now have to deposit their mobile phones with security personnel. Security officials say “restrictions” are part of tightened security, but it’s actually about preventing visitors from taking selfies with the CM, particularly after some were posted on social media recently. Officials would rather pictures be taken by official photographers and released by the CM’s information office.A switch in timeadvertisementKerala’s bureaucrats believe the next government in the state will be a Left Democratic Front (LDF) one. Perhaps that’s why several of them are building bridges with the comrades. Two IAS officers-incidentally Oommen Chandy government favourites-have reportedly been assured of plum postings by the LDF. IPS officers too are said to be wooing CPI(M) biggies.Water warsWorried Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhara Rao made a 170 minute presentation to legislators on March 31, using remote sensing data, to reveal how 450 barrages and lift irrigation schemes had been illegally built upriver on the Krishna and Godavari. The CM claims Karnataka and Maharashtra are depriving his state as well as Andhra Pradesh of their due. KCR says the Central Water Commission is unaware of these details and wants the offending irrigation projects there to be re-engineered.Scholarly errorAndhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu’s government dropped a clanger with its decision on March 30 to name an Urdu university in Kurnool after Moulvi Abdul Haq, a Pakistani scholar known as Baba-e-Urdu. The honour was intended for educationist and philanthropist Dr Abdul Haq who fou nded the Osmania College in Kurnool. The gove rnment now dismisses it as an “anonymous clerical error”.Free for all  Mamata’s cover-upWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was annoyed by the steady stream of “tourist politicians from Delhi” who have flocked to a flyover in North Kolkata which collapsed on March 31 killing 27 persons. She was particularly irked by the visuals of the collapsed flyover photo-ops used as a backdrop for the visiting VVIPs. The CM has now ordered that the structure’s remains be covered up with huge white and blue polythene sheets to prevent more photo ops.Shuffle timeDebacles in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttara khand mean the Congress is likely to see an internal reshuffle. Several PCC general secretaries may lose their charges as Rahul Gandhi believes they are not spending enough time in the states. Ambika Soni, who handles Uttarakhand and HP, clearly has reason to be very worried.The week in political objectsWherein our leaders learn that material things are not where it’s atWristwatchKarnataka CM Siddaramaiah finally okays an inquiry by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) into the source of his Rs 70-lakh diamond-studded Hublot watch.CoinsTelangana CM K. Chandrasekhara Rao drops copper coins whenever he crosses rivers during his tours, in the hope of bringing rain to his state.YagnaWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s supporters perform a puja at Dakshineshwar Kali temple to placate the gods.with Anshuman Tiwari, Jeemon Jacob, Amarnath K. Menon, Romita Dattalast_img read more

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SPORT-NATEKAR 2 LAST

first_imgNatekar, the first Indian to breach the championship Natekar, the first Indian to breach the championship barrier at the international level when he won the Selangor singles title in Malaysia in 1956, also recalled how he could have made some extra money through endorsement deals during his career, but was advised against doing so as it was against the then followed amateur status.”Subhya (ace leg spinner Subhash Gupte) and (world billiards champion) Wilson Jones had lined up two deals for me. Six weeks of Brylcream at Rs 600 per month for six months and six bottles and Vicks Vaporub at Rs 400 per month for six months and four bottles. “I went to the (then) secretary (of Badminton Association of India) who drove me away by saying dont do this. Otherwise you will be considered to have turned into a professional and your career (in badminton) would be over,” said Natekar who had clinched six national singles (spread from 1953 to 1965), six doubles and five mixed doubles titles. Natekar, winner of 12 singles matches out of 16 he played in mens Thomas Cup championships, recalled how he was able to once break the vow of silence of Acharya Vinoba Bhave.”He was in maun vrat, but on seeing me he said jai badminton,” said Natekar, who boasts of victories over former All-England champion Eddy Choong at the CCI before the Malaysian great vowed to get back at the Indian ace and got his revenge a week later at the Bombay Gymkhana. Natekar, who had recently undergone a medical procedure that prevents him from being on his feet for long, was also described as “a fantastic player” by his former mixed doubles rival Shobha Moorthy Mehta, who was present at the function. PTI SSR GK ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Prominent women athletes conferred Biju Patnaik Sports Award

first_imgBhubaneswar, Aug 29 (PTI) Prominent woman athlete Purnima Hembram was today conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award while Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also felicitated six other Odia girls, who participated in the Rio Olympics, on the National Sports Day.While Purnima Hembram got Rs 2 lakh, citation for the Biju Patnaik Sports Award for the year 2015, Abinash Mishra received Rs 1 lakh as the winner of the Biju Patnaik Bravery Award.Four women hockey players from Odisha- Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra, two sprinters- Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda, who participated in the Rio Olympics, were also felicitated by the Chief Minister on the ocassion.All the six players were given Rs 5 lakh each by the state govenrment.Similarly, Asirbad Behera was felicitated and given Rs 50,000 for his contribution towards development of sports in the state, while coach P Dharma Rao (weight lifting) and Chitrasen Patra (football) were felicitated and given Rs 1 lakh each.Prominent sports journalist Tanmay Das was felicitated and given Rs 50,000 for his contribution to the field, while five other persons- Naresh Chandra Baliarsingh Mohapatra, Bikram Keshari Nayak, Debasis Sahu, Mahendra Kumar Nayak and Dhyananda Panda -were felicitated and given Rs 25,000 each for social service.Addressing the gathering, Patnaik said a good sports climate is coming up in the state.”It is a pride for the state that six Odia girls have participated in the Olympics, 2016. Though they have not won any medal, their participation itself will encourage other sports persons in the state,” Patnaik said.advertisementAsserting that the state government was setting up “world class” sports infrastracture and coaching facilities, Patnaik said this will further brighten the prospect of sports persons in Odisha.”To encourage youths in the sports, the state government has announced jobs and other incentives for the sports persons,” the chief minister said. PTI AAM SUS AQS KKBlast_img read more