TNT enjoys being under-the-radar ahead of PBA PH Cup

first_imgIt’s been four years since TNT had monopoly of the Philippine Cup when the then-Tropang Texters won the title three straight years from 2011 to 2013.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ONE: Catalan determined to strive harder as age catches up After TNT’s time at the top, San Miguel emerged as the new ruling party in the All-Filipino Conference, replicating the three-peat success.Since then, TNT has not figured consistently in conversations about front runners but this is where head coach Nash Racela just wants his team to be.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOf course, that is before they win a potential title.“TNT has always been under the radar, which is good, but not being talked about doesn’t mean we cannot contend,” said Racela Thursday in a message from Lithuania. “The media writes and talks about the perceived favorites, that’s a given, but it doesn’t mean we are not part of the conversation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny What Racela meant as “favorites” are the reigning champions Beermen and last year’s runner-up Ginebra.Both San Miguel and Ginebra boast a dominating front court with the reigning five-time MVP partnership of June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos leading the Beermen and the towering pairing of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar holding for the Gin Kings.Although Racela doesn’t have the same big men who can dominate the post—-the closest he has is 2008 MVP Kelly Williams who’s essentially a stretch four—-he promised the Katropa will put on a fight.And Racela isn’t even thinking about San Miguel and Ginebra with the KaTropa holding training camp in Lithuania.“They’re the least of our concerns right now,” said Racela. “What’s important for us is to get better and maximize our potential. I’m sure we’ll be able to compete with them despite our lack of size.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The KaTropa are spending two weeks in the former Soviet Union bloc nation where it will play several tune up games against BC Astana and other clubs.Lithuania also served as a training ground for Gilas Pilipinas in 2013. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Import likes what she saw in Iriga-Navy’s PVL opening win

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Just you wait: Fajardo confident Standhardinger will adjust to PBA play soon Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The Lady Oragons’ first foray into the league in 2016 saw them become afterthoughts while Navy failed to capture the same glory as its land-based counterpart Philippine Army which had won two titles in the league.But when the two teams merged together to form one volleyball club at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, its import believes it could be a start of the emergence of the Lady Oragons into relevance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think having the two imports is really beneficial, we bring in a new style to Iriga and Navy,” said Macy Ubben after the their 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19 win over BaliPure Wednesday.Ubben had 27 points in her debut match for the Lady Oragons, while her fellow import Lauren Whyte added 17. 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 The former Panther from University of Northern Iowa added she already saw the discipline from her teammates and it’s that mental attitude that would help them go further in the tournament.“I thought we did well for our first game, there were definitely some things that I think we have to work on,” said Ubben. “Playing a team that’s disciplined really kind of brought those out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Both Iriga and Philippine Navy haven’t had the best of histories in the Premier Volleyball League with championships eluding both teams so far.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

Late night guard patrols for Le Repentir cemetery

first_imgWatching the dead– Town Clerk reveals ambitious planThe City Council has a number of plans for maintaining Guyana’s historic Le Repentir Cemetery, and one of those ambitious plans will literally involve placing security guards within the cemetery to patrol from sundown to sunrise.Speaking to this publication on Thursday, Town Clerk Royston King identified this as one of the City Council’s planned initiatives. He identified the rationale behindThe Le Repentir Cemeterythis as a bid to stop the desecration of the cemetery.“We’re going to lock the gates and we will have security in the cemetery, patrolling the cemetery to secure the cemetery and ensure it is kept in a tidy state. The reason we’re going to lock the gates is that we’ve had reports that you have criminal elements hiding out in the cemetery,” King related.“When we had the last prison break, we had a number of reports that escapees were hiding out in the cemetery. We can’t have the cemetery like that. It is an indictment on our own ability to keep a large area of the city in order.”Despite attesting to it being the Council’s responsibility to upkeep the cemetery, King expressed the hope that persons would still maintain the surroundings of their loved ones’ tombs. He noted the importance of keeping the cemetery maintained in case overseas-based persons wanted to visit and view the resting places of their loved ones.Long viewed as Guyana’s most recognised cemetery, the vastness of its size has caused headaches for city administrators to maintain over the years. And garbage is not the only thing that has been dumped in the cemetery. There have been a number of bodies discovered in the cemetery in the past, some of whom were victims of murder.last_img read more

The Moose angers Alan Brazil as he aims another dig at Scottish football

first_img🤷‍♂️ Moose: ‘I was waiting for the famous Hampden Park roar but all I could hear was the Israel fans’😡 Brazil: ‘You’re so negative. You’re a miserable git!’🥊 Alan Brazil & @BroadcastMoose clash after The Moose was less than impressed by his visit to Scotland.— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 21, 2018 1 But it seems not everyone was so impressed with the game at Hampden, as the Moose angered Sports Breakfast host and former Scotland international Alan Brazil with his verdict…AB: “So Moose, what was your experience like?”IA: “It was ok… I was waiting for the famous Hampden Park roar and it came when they scored goals, but in between all I could hear was the Israeli fans.”AB: “You’re just a miserable git!”It’s not the first time Abrahams has laid into the game north of the border.The talkSPORT reporter angered Scottish supporters – including famous Celtic fan Sir Rod Stewart – when he branded the Scottish Premiership ‘a pub league’ back in August following the Hoops’ failure to qualify for the Champions League.Listen to the talkSPORT duo’s on-air ding dong below!center_img talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams has aimed another dig at Scottish football by criticising the atmosphere at Hampden Park during Scotland’s 3-2 victory over Israel.Celtic winger James Forrest scored a brilliant hat-trick to see Scotland end 2018 on a high by winning their UEFA Nations League group.last_img read more


first_imgThe scene at Manor post office: Pic Copyright Joe Boland North West News PixGardai in Letterkenny investigating the robbery of a post office in Manorcunningham, on Saturday have said today that they have charged three men.“They will appear at Letterkenny District Court at 10.30am on Monday,” said a Garda spokesman.The charges all relate to an incident at Manor post office in which three men armed with knives and hammers wrecked the premises before making off with cash. They were stopped by Gardai in Killea. THREE MEN CHARGED WITH MANORCUNNINGHAM POST OFFICE HOLD-UP was last modified: October 5th, 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:chargeGardamanorcunninghampost officerobberylast_img read more

Point Mugu jobs cut back

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “A lot can happen in four to six years. We think when all is said and done, the number of jobs lost will be quite a bit less,” said Bill Simmons, manager of the BRAC Ventura County Task Force following the commission’s decision. “We want to attract a lot of new jobs to this base. We’ll have opportunities for these employees to move into new jobs.” POINT MUGU – Despite an intense lobbying effort by local officials, the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted Aug. 25 to transfer 2,200 jobs from Naval Base Ventura County to the China Lake military base in the High Desert community of Ridgecrest. Supporters of the Ventura County base supporters feared the transfer – most from Point Mugu – could also result in the loss of more than 2,000 civilian support positions. But community leaders remained hopeful that Navy officials will eventually opt not to transfer the maximum number of jobs, and that the community will be able to absorb the blow. Members of the BRAC 2005 Ventura County Task Force have said it appears the Naval Base Ventura County jobs would be lost over a period of four years or more.last_img read more


first_imgScoil Cholmcille, better known locally as Cloughfin National School, is set to show its Christmas show today – live online.The two teacher school situated near Ballindrait has 32 pupils.But family and friends who can’t make the show in person won’t miss out. A livestream will be available on the school’s website.The Junior Room school play is live at 10.30 a.m. and Senior Room play is on at 11.20 a.m. approx.Read more: Fiona Farry said: “It’s certainly a first for us. It’s for family and friends who might not be able to make it. “Everything is in place – and fingers crossed it will all go to plan.”watch here: FORWARD-THINKING SCHOOL TO LIVESTREAM CHRISTMAS SHOW ONLINE was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLFORWARD-THINKING SCHOOL TO LIVESTREAM CHRISTMAS SHOW ONLINElast_img read more

KIU Titans live it late to defeat UCU Canons in NBL

first_imgChris Omanyi top scored for KIU in the win over UCU Canons on Wednesday evening (File Photo)National Basketball League 2018Wednesday, 18-07-2018YMCA Court, Wandegeya-KIU Titans 63-60 UCU Canons-UPDF Tomahawks 68-80 Ndejje AngelsWANDEGEYA – KIU Titans produced a fourth quarter scintillating display to defeat rivals UCU Canons 63-60 in the FUBA National Basketball league on Wednesday evening.The Kansanga based side were trailing by as many as 10 points at the start of the last quarter but managed to power their way to a ninth victory of the season.Both sides started slowly and managed only 16 points between themselves in the first quarter with KIU winning it 10-06.The game gained momentum in the second as UCU Canons come out strongly, registering the first points of the quarter thanks to Isaiah Arter’s layup and eventually winning it 22-13 and taking a five point lead at half-time with the score board reading 28-23 in favour of the Mukono based side.At the start of the third, UCU stretched their lead to eight points thanks to Fadhili Chuma’s three points inside the first two minutes.Despite KIU reducing the deficit to within four points at some stage, UCU managed to hold a six point lead going into the final quarter as the scores read 42-36 in their favour.The lead was increased to 10 at the start of the fourth when David Deng converted both of his free-throws after Joseph Chuma fouled him and then Derrick Isiko sank a layup.The Titans then woke-up with Micheal Bwanga, Oscar Muge, Wilson Otweno, Collins Kasujja and the returning Chris Omanyi all contributing vital plays on course to a 27-18 win of the fourth quarter.The fourth quarter display ment that the Titans had won the game by three points with the scores reading 63-60 at the sound of the final buzzer.Chris Omanyi led KIU in terms of scoring with 13 points on the night, adding five rebounds, three assists and two steals to his game.Only Oscar Muge (10) was the other starter to reach double figures in terms of points for KIU with substitute Otweyo grabbing 12.UCU’s Fadhili Chuma top scored on the night with 18 points. David Deng (11) and Isaiah Arter (13) were the others to reach double figures in terms of points for the Mukono based side.The victory elevates KIU to third; the side has now won nine games so far, with four losses.UCU (5-7) drops to the bottom having suffered seven losses overall (including two by forfeit against Warriors).KIU will take on KCCA Men on July 21st as UCU will play Charging Rhino on July 28th.In the other game, following their loss to JKL Dolphins recently, Ndejje University Angels managed to return to winning ways with a convincing 80-68 victory over UPDF Tomahawks at the same venue.Innocent Ochera scored 18, Peter Ssefuma and Salim Kisily added 14 and 10 points respectively in the victory.UPDF’s Okoth Henry’s game high of 23 points were not enough to prevent the army side from succumbing to their eleventh loss of the campaign.Felix Mukunzi and Donald Blick added 13 and 10 points respectively, for Baker Kyambadde’s Tomahawks.Action resumes this Friday at Lugogo Indoor Arena as Betway Power takes on City Oilers while KIU Rangers will curtain raise the occasion with A1 Challenge, in the ladies category.Comments Tags: KIU TitansNBL 2018Ndejje University AngelsUCU CanonsUPDF Tomahawkslast_img read more

New Hair New You – Trends for 2018 with Patrick Gildea

first_imgHow is it 2018 already? Where did the past 12 months go? It’s hard to believe that we are settling into a New Year, with dreams, aspirations and resolutions firmly in place.Of course, every New Year brings with it the excitement of change, whether it’s career goals, family plans, fitness plans or maybe it’s simply a promise to yourself to do more for you this year.This could simply mean getting up five minutes earlier to savour a cup of freshly brewed coffee, taking the time to style your hair, applying that night moisturiser or leave in conditioning mask that is sitting on your bedside locker. The great thing about the new year is that the possibilities are endless, if you fancy a personal change there are a whole host of new hair trends just waiting to be experimented with this year.Need inspiration? No problem! – we have gathered some of the best looks set to take 2018 by storm!The 90’s BobYou might be saying 90’s hardly a trend for now but trust us the blunt 90’s bob is fresher than ever; long locks are so last year! A few celebrities have already rung in the new year with shorter hair including Vanessa Hudgens and Beyoncé’s voluminous blunt bob- the A-line, middle parted style is simultaneously structured and laid back. Bobs with fringes will also be huge this year, even if you have a round face it’s surprising how wearable this look will be- just avoid a blunt fringe, go for something choppy or undone instead, keeping it more casual. Curly Hair The fascination with curls looks set to stay and 2018’s takes on natural textured hair is the bigger the better in terms of curls. Avoid brushing textured hair when styling, unless you are looking for an undefined look but to keep frizz to a minimum finger style works best. New York Spring 2018 Fashion week showed curls at its best.When it comes to hair colour trends tend to shift instead of change, after a full year of warmth and comfort, we’re moving more towards brighter, bolder spicier shades and softer contrasting roots.Here are some of our favouritesEqual Parts Brunette and BlondeThink bright golden highlights on dark hair, Selma Blair is a great example of plentiful golden highlights on dark hair which makes it difficult to determine if she is a blonde or a brunette! Fire and FadeA new take on Ombre starting with a bright, natural redhead/orange shade and fading intobeautiful soft peachy tones the ends giving a great balance of intensity and softness – you can have it all !ButtercupWith so many platinum blondes with cool tones it’s refreshing to see some warmth with buttery yellowy blondes. The key is buttery not brassy, Emma Stone showcased this look beautifully recently.New Hair New You – Trends for 2018 with Patrick Gildea was last modified: January 11th, 2018 by Patrick GildeaShare 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:hairdressingPatrick Gildeatrendslast_img read more

SA words spice up OED

first_img7 October 2002What South African words would you include in an English dictionary designed for the region?There are words one hears every day in South Africa: ubuntu, for example, that Nguni word meaning humanity. There are lekgotla (Sesotho) and bosberaad (Afrikaans) – both strategy planning sessions, usually called by government or organisations.Some South African words have entered world usage – “fundi’, from the isiNdebele umfundi (an expert, a teacher) and “trek’, from South African Dutch (a long or arduous journey). Others, perhaps, deserve elevation into “World English’: babelaas (hung-over), from the isiZulu ibhabhalazi; and for those who get themselves into that state, dof, or stupid, from Afrikaans.The South African Concise Oxford Dictionary is the newest in a range of regional dictionaries – there are Canadian, Australian and Indian editions – and the editors had some difficult choices to make. They settled on 1 500 examples of South African English, including words specific to the country as well as those which have meanings in South Africa different from their definitions overseas.“Madam’, for example, might be “a polite form of address for a woman’ elsewhere, but here it’s “the mistress of a household, usually a white woman’, or “an affluent urban white woman’. A “bond’ in South Africa is a “mortgage’ in the US and the UK. And perhaps the best-known example: a South African “robot’ is not a steel-plated humanoid but a traffic light.Less known, but also important, is the use of the comma in figures. The second, South African usage entry under “comma’ is “a mark representing a decimal comma: two comma five metres’ – presumably where many other countries would say “point’.Choices were made by The Dictionary Unit for South African English, a not-for-profit unit affiliated to Rhodes University in Grahamstown and financed partly by the Pan South African Language Board, established by the South African Constitution to promote the country’s 11 official languages as well as other languages used in the country.The unit had a head start: set up in the 1960s by linguistic academics Jean and William Branford, it could rely on their 1978 Dictionary of South African English and the unit’s massive 1996 Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles.The new dictionary is intended, say the publishers, for the average adult, the student and the professional. It veers from politics (Nepad, Black Consciousness, Gear) to food and drink (witblits, mebos, skottel) to agriculture – or, anyway, a particular crop. “Ganja’ was there already (origin: from Hindi gamja), but the South African edition has added dagga (origin: from Khoikhoi dachab) and “Durban poison’ (cannabis of a particularly potent variety, originating in KwaZulu-Natal, or so says the dictionary).The preference for Mandrax among South African substance abusers – more than in any other country – is also reflected in the dictionary, with one of the definitions of “button’ being “South African informal: a Mandrax tablet’.There is a nod to youth culture, or at least its music. There is nothing especially South African about hip hop (it is, says the dictionary, of US black and Hispanic origin) or rap (of US origin) or kwasa kwasa (“a lively erotic dance originating in central Africa’ as well as “a genre of popular African music’).But kwaito is distinctly home-grown. It is defined as “a style of popular dance music featuring rhythmically recited vocals over an instrumental backing with strong bass lines’. So now you know – and the origin of the name, if not the style, goes deep into Johannesburg culture. “Kwaito’, says the dictionary, comes from the Amakwaito, a group of 1950s gangsters in Sophiatown – and they, in turn, derived their name from an Afrikaans word for angry or vicious: kwaai.Traditional South African culture is highlighted in the new dictionary, with many words from official languages, especially Nguni, included. An imbizo – traditionally “a gathering called by a traditional leader’ but also “a meeting or workshop’ – comes from the isiZulu biza, “call, summon’.Makoti is in (“a young married woman, a bride’, from isiZulu), and indoda (“a man, especially one who has undergone traditional initiation’, from isiXhosa and isiZulu). So are imbongi (a praise singer) and inyanga (“a traditional healer who uses herbal remedies. Compare with sangoma’), as well as sangoma (“a traditional healer or diviner, from isangoma‘).And traditional culture of a different kind is included as well, with many words from Afrikaans, among them deurmekaar (“confused, disorganised’ – like many words, rather more evocative in original than in translation), boeremusiek and boerekos, and everybody’s favourite, lekker, which the dictionary helpfully defines as “tipsy’ as well as “good’ and “pleasant’.Anyone seeking an illustration of the interweaving and interdependency of different South African cultures need look no further than the language.Tsotsitaal, for example, is “an Afrikaans-influenced township patois . typically spoken in Gauteng. Origin from tsotsi + Afrikaans taal ‘language”). And the word tsotsi? It’s “a black urban criminal’, says the entry, and its origin is “perhaps a Sesotho corruption of zoot suit, with reference to the flashy clothes originally associated with tsotsis’. 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