Aces finally win, take down Beermen to end 14-game slide

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bridgeman scored only two points on 1-of-4 shooting from the field with six turnovers in 21 minutes.And while Alaska ended its struggles, San Miguel is just dealing with its own after dropping its second straight game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES LeBron puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans, vows to come back Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Alaska finally put an end to its longstanding woes with a 90-79 win over San Miguel Beer in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at AUF Gym in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Aces snapped their franchise-worst losing skid at 14 games and chalked up their first victory in the season-ending conference after a 0-7 start.Buck Henton delivered 36 points and 15 rebounds while Calvin Abueva added 13 points and nine rebounds for Alaska, which looked like the formidable team it was once before its downward spiral.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It was the Aces’ first taste of victory since April.Arwind Santos had 29 points and nine rebounds as he carried much of the load for the Beermen, who drew a disappointing outing from new import Terik Bridgeman.last_img read more

Rapinoe urges teammates to join White House boycott

first_imgRapinoe refused to back down from the comments when she gave a news conference on Thursday, on the eve of the USA’s quarter-final against host nation France.“I stand by the comment I made about not going to the White House, with the exception of the expletive, my mum wouldn’t be very happy about that,” Rapinoe told reporters.“Considering how much time and effort and pride that we take in the platform that we have,” she said, “I don’t think that I would go and I would encourage my teammates to think about giving that platform or having that co-opted by an administration that doesn’t feel the same way and doesn’t fight for the same things we fight for.”Trump said on Wednesday that he hadn’t yet invited the team but that he was now doing so.“I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose,” he said, calling himself “a big fan” before adding that Rapinoe “should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!”Despite the intense media scrutiny that has fallen on her team, Rapinoe denied that the controversy might destabilise the dressing room so close to such a big match, and suggested that they had no problem with her comments.“I’m not worried about destabilising the dressing room, I think that we have an incredibly strong dressing room, we’re very open with each other,” she said.“I didn’t make the comments at a press conference here, they were made months ago and just kind of resurfaced so I think if anything it just fires everybody up a little bit more.”The clash with the French in Paris on Friday promises to be one of the highest-profile women’s matches in recent years.Coach Jill Ellis also insisted that the spat would not derail her side’s efforts to retain their crown as world champions in the face of what promises to be a feverish atmosphere at the Parc des Princes.“I’m not around them all the time so I don’t know what they’re saying, but at the end of the day, on the training ground, in meeting rooms, focus has been phenomenal,” she said.“Our players are just ready to face the first and second balls and really get after it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000United States forward Megan Rapinoe wats her teammates to join her White House boycott © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS, France, Jun 27 – United States women’s World Cup co-captain Megan Rapinoe on Thursday urged her teammates to join her boycott of a White House visit following fierce criticism from President Donald Trump.Trump accused Rapinoe of “disrespect” on Wednesday after a video emerged of her saying, in an interview with football magazine Eight by Eight, that she would not be “going to the fucking White House”.last_img read more


first_img Related Items:Colin Farquhar, deputy commissioner, rodney adams, royal turks and caicos police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Dec 2014 – One week from today, Rodney Adams will return to work on the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police force and his portfolio is full. Taking up the post of Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police and focused on Corporate Services in the Force which means he will oversee Human Resources, Finances, Training, Assets, Strategic Planning and Policy Development. Seems like the work load is piled high for Adams who has been off the job for about a year and who was on Monday November 17 exonerated of charges by the Integrity Commission which said he overstepped his boundaries dangerously when he spoke to a witness in a murder probe to which his son was linked; that witness had not yet been interviewed by the investigating officers. The 11 member jury could not agree beyond a shadow of a doubt and returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Adams. The Commissioner of Police, Colin Farquhar and Governor HE Peter Beckingham confirmed the reinstatement over the weekend; Adams gets back to work December 8th. Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Recommended for you Freeze proposed on new security firmslast_img read more

YashRadhika Pandit set to name their daughter on Akshaya Tritiya

first_imgYash and Radhika Pandit.PR HandoutRocking Star and Radhika Pandit’s five-month daughter will have her naming ceremony on Tuesday, May 6, on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.”A father daughter relationship is a priceless one!! I know all of u are waiting to see our lil angel, won’t disappoint u. This May 7th on Akshaya Tritiya.. we will reveal our true treasure.. our precious Asset [sic],” Radhika Pandit announced the news on her Facebook account.There have been lots of speculations about the name of the baby. It was widely speculated that it is going to be Yashika, a portmanteau coined from a combination of Yash and Radhika.However, Radhika Pandit had denied the news. “We will have the naming ceremony when she is five months old. We haven’t picked out a name yet,” The Times of India had quoted her as saying.Radhika and Yash had started their acting career with the TV serial, Nandagokul. They also made their debut in films together, with Shashank’s Moggina Manasu in 2008. The actors had also worked together in films like Drama, Mr and Mrs Ramachari and Santhu Straight Forward.After being in love for over five years, they tied the knot as per the Brahmins-Gowda customs in 2016. Yash and Radhika Pandit welcomed their first baby on 2 December.KGF 2 On the other hand, Yash, who had taken a break from the shooting to campaign for Sumalatha in Mandya, is working on KGF 2.last_img read more

Verdict result of Hasinas vengeance BNP

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has alleged the court verdict that sentenced the party chairperson to five years in jail is the result of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s vengeance.“This verdict is a result of the vengeance of prime minister Sheikh Hasina. This verdict is aimed at annihilating the opposition in a bid to establish one-party rule in the country,” Rizvi told a media briefing, in an instant reaction to the verdict.He claimed that the people of Bangladesh have rejected the “anti-people” verdict. “Justice has not been ensured in the judgement. This verdict goes against the desires and aspirations of the people.”He also claimed that the judge gave such a verdict only to save his job and to satisfy a certain person [prime minister].He said the party rejected and condemned the verdict.last_img read more

Bangladeshs entire gas reserve to be exhausted in 89 yrs

first_imgState minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid addresses a press briefing at the power and energy ministry’s conference room in Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: PIDState minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday said the country’s gas fields have already started depleting as forecasted and the entire gas will be exhausted within the next 8-9 years.He made the remarks while addressing a press briefing at the power and energy ministry’s conference room to unveil the programmes marking the ‘National Energy Security Day‘ to be observed on Thursday, reports UNB.The energy division and its subsidiary bodies chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day to commemorate the historic decision taken by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to take over operation of five gas fields from Shell Oil at a cost of 4.5 million pound on 9 August 1975.The National Energy Security Day programmes include bringing out rallies, carrying out a campaign through mobile phone SMS for the economic use of energy and holding a seminar by Petrobangla.Nasrul Hamid informed that one or two gas fields have already got depleted and others are in the process of depletion.“All the fields in the country will face complete depletion within 8-9 years because we don’t have any new discovery in recent years. This happened in many countries as a natural course,” he told newsmen.At present, the country has a total of 23 gas fields at different locations which produce about 2,700 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) against the demand of 3,700 mmcfd, leaving a shortage of 1,000 mmcfd.The state minister noted that the government has undertaken a programme to drill 108 wells at different gas fields to increase the gas production.So far, drilling works for only eight wells have awarded to different contractors, but the result is not very positive as each of these wells yields 15-20 mmcfd gas which is not cost effective.He said the plan for drilling the rest 100 wells are now being revisited as contractors are asking for $30 million which is costly.Nasrul Hamid said the global energy market scenario is changing fast and new dynamics are coming up with new ideas. “That is why we’ve to take decisions very cautiously. The government is now trying to import LNG (liquefied natural gas) to meet the energy demand.”Responding to a question, Nasrul said the LNG will push up the gas prices.“But, I hope, the energy regulatory body will not take any ridiculous decision about gas price hike which will go beyond the affordable capacity of the people.”last_img read more

Govt ushers in sea change in agri aqua culture in state

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has brought about significant improvement in sectors like agriculture and aqua culture in the state. For the first time, the concept of aqua retailing has also been introduced in the state.Subrata Mondal, chief general manager of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) said one of the biggest problems the government has been facing is the fragmented land. The density of population in the state also affects the agricultural sector. Despite the challenges, the Bengal government has gone through significant improvement in the sector. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeNABARD extends financial assistance to the state government for its various rural projects. It has 31 regional offices and 2,000 consultancy centres for the better implementation of rural projects. It also provides funds for construction of rural roads and bridges in the state. NABARD plays a strong role in the rural and farming economy of the state. There are approximately more than 71 lakh families under the agriculture sector in the state. Bengal records the highest amount of paddy production and comes second highest in potato production. Emphasis is being laid on the development of sustainable aqua culture in order to prevent death Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedof fishes. “The population density and fragmented land are the major challenges for the state. Hence, we are advising banks for group mode finance for Bengal. It is the only state which has 100 percent financial support from NABARD in the cooperative sector. Agriculture can move forward by merging production and marketing together. To combat various issues related to climate change, four different funds have been generated in the country by NABARD out of which two projects are operational in Bengal,” Mondal said. What is most important here is that the average annual income of farmers in the state has gone up threefold in 2017-18 financial year than what it was seven years ago. According to Agriculture department sources, the average annual income of a farmer now stands at Rs 2,91,000 in 2017-18 financial year, while it stood at Rs 2,39,123 in 2016-17. During 2010-11, the average annual income of a farmer remained Rs 91,000. This has become possible due to various social schemes introduced by the Mamata Banerjee government to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farmers across the state. While the Centre aims at doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, the Bengal government has already increased the income level of farmers three times in the state. The present government has started distributing certified seeds to the farmers at 50 percent subsidised rates and also giving a platform to sell off their produce directly at various state government-managed outlets. No wonder that the food production in the state has gone up by a huge margin.last_img read more