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Moment of truth

first_imgView comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’ PLAY LIST 01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES “I remember winning the last two games against Purefoods and David Thirdkill while I was playing coach (at San Miguel),” he said. “But, I also lost a championship to coach Tim when Alaska won the last two games and we couldn’t hold a 3-2 lead (while coaching Sta. Lucia).”It’s going to be a tall order, Black knows, as he tries to squeeze the best out of his players one more game and gift the franchise its first-ever pro championship.“It’s just really tough to beat Ginebra, they are well-coached and have crowd support,” Black said. “We really had to fight every second to beat them.”Triumphing in Game 6 has some of its perks, especially taking that winning feeling into what many great sportsmen have described as “the best two words in sports.”“We’re where we want to be, ever since the start of the conference,” he said. “We just have to do it one more time and we just have to get it done. One team is going to get it done, for sure, and I hope that it’s us.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “He will figure it out and find a way to get back (at us), so…,” Black said, practically admitting that the burden of adjustment also falls on his shoulders despite having some sort of momentum heading into his franchise’s biggest game.“It’s us against the world,” Black said with a chuckle as he recounted the experience of coaching in front of that huge crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeralco pulled off a 98-91 win that necessitated the 7 p.m. rubber match Friday, leading by as large as 20 early before taking the best punches the Gin Kings could throw in the stretch.Black said that he’s been on both ends of a Game 7, as far as his recollection could take him. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Batang Pinoy: Coronel, Taguinod continue swimming dominance with quadruple golds Cone was also quick to dismiss any personal rivalries with his counterpart and downplay coaches’ roles in this beautiful series, which may have seen its bad officiating but is being played with such class by both squads.“I don’t think experience (in Game 7s) counts here,” Cone said. “We’ve had our share of Game 7s, Norman and I, but I’m not sure [our] experience matters there.”This game was what Cone and his gang avoided last season after Justin Brownlee hit that buzzer-beating triple off Allen Durham’s face to end Game 6 that ended an eight-year title wait for the Kings.Ginebra has a 2-1 record in Game 7s, with Cone to handle the Kings in such a game for the first time.Needless to say, this will be the Bolts’ first Game 7.Save for the Game 1 rout scored by the Kings, this series has been as tight as it could be.And no matter which team gets out of this one alive, this series will provide a fitting ending to what has been a very interesting season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE—Minutes after a raucous celebration died down, just when a Game 7 in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals had been forged, Meralco coach Norman Black was quick to plant his feet back on earth and tell the media that the kind of opposition he’s up against is not at all lost on him.“One thing I know about coach Tim (Cone) is that you can’t do anything twice (to him), that’s for sure,” Black said with a straight face when asked if his Bolts could pull out the same dominant game they did on Wednesday night’s Game 6, where an all-time record crowd of 53,642 made its noisy presence felt all night at Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Jola House Creates Opportunities for Women to Reduce Poverty

first_imgThe Jola House graduates. Jola House, a social enterprise committed to the education and empowerment of vulnerable young Liberian women, on February 23 graduated 19 students, after conducting a 12 months hands-on livelihood skills training.The women acquired skills apprenticeships in product development and design, pattern making and commercial sewing.Serving as a quest speaker of the program, the Deputy Chief of Party for Programs at the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA), Watchen Harris Bruce, challenged the women to make use of the skills acquired for the betterment of their lives.“Consider today as you celebrate the skills acquired that this is just the beginning and you need to continue working smart and diligent to achieve your goals of financial independence. No one can do it for you but yourself. You must first tell yourself that you can achieve whatever you put your minds to do,” she told the graduates.Bruce said that providing financial opportunities for Liberian women, especially the underprivileged ones, is essential in creating an inclusive society where the citizens can become successful enough to contribute to society.“When people are financially empowered, they can capitalize on their capability and drive to achieve their real economic gains to build a brighter future for themselves, families and the society,” she added.She thanked Jola House for taking on the initiative to train young Liberian women in basic livelihood skills and called on other women in the communities to take advantage of the program.Certification of Jola House studentsProviding an overview of the training program, the founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elfreda Mayson, said the mission of her organization is to transform the lives of vulnerable women through the development of livelihood skills.“Giving the right tools and opportunities to women will help them determine the economics of their families. Transformation begins with empowerment and empowerment begins with practical skills to meet opportunities,” she said.Mayson said that since 2012 the program has trained more than 150 women, adding that many of them have started their own businesses.“We have the passion for serving our country and that is why we returned home to empower the lives of women. Several women who have attended this program have been transformed and they are contributing to their families’ livelihoods,” she added.The Board Chair of Jola House, Williametta Woods, encouraged the women to take business as a serious venture.“You can make more money from the skills that you have acquired to support your families. You do not need a college degree in order to become successful,” she told them.For her part, Joyce Kollie said the program has tremendously changed her life and that of her family. “When I learned about this program few years ago, I thought it wise to take advantage of it and today, because of the skills that I acquired, my life has been transformed thereby owning my own home and supporting my children in school. I would like to encourage other women in the communities to come to the program to improve their lives,” she said.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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Shield law would keep public informed

first_imgThis country is justifiably proud of its press freedoms, but on one count – a federal shield law for reporters – an important guarantee is missing. ? Example A is the BALCO (Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative) case. Two (San Francisco) Chronicle reporters cited secret federal grand jury testimony to detail a world of drug use that taints baseball. Within months, the sport began a crackdown on the problem, a step that likely would never have happened had the steroid story remained secret. But the reporters faced prison time for refusing to name their source when (federal) prosecutors demanded their sources. ? It’s not an isolated case. The Newspaper Association of America found more than 40 reporters and media outlets were challenged in federal court to produce confidential material. ? (A shield) measure (now before the Senate Judiciary Committee) would oblige reporters to reveal a source in the name of national security or imminent danger, two acceptable exceptions. ? The shield measures would ? recognize (that) confidential sources are essential to reporting the news – and protecting the public’s right to know. – San Francisco Chronicle 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY HOPING TO BE CROWNED IRELAND’S TOP TOWN AFTER BEING NAMED IN TOP TEN

first_imgLetterkenny has received a huge boost after being been named as one of Ireland’s top 10 towns.The Failte Ireland award has been set up to recognise towns and villages that have gone the extra mile to make Ireland even more attractive for visitors.The short-list also includes Cobh, Drogheda, Ennis, Kenmare, Tralee and Kilkenny town. Three towns in Co Mayo – Mulranny, Murrisk and Westport – have also been nominated.The award will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday.Last year Portmagee, in Co Kerry, was crowned the inaugural winner.“Tourism isn’t just a business, it’s a community industry and that’s why the whole community has a role in supporting tourism,” Minister of State for Tourism, Michael Ring, said. Many of the towns taking part have embraced The Gathering initiative, organising community events locally.Toni Forrester, CEO of Letterkenny Chamber told Donegal Daily “This is great news and we are keeping our fingers cross that we can come out on top.“We have had a greats summer and our numbers were up for visitors and we are hoping that we can now have a great Christmas.“This would certainly be the icing on the cake for what has been a very positive year for the town,” she said. LETTERKENNY HOPING TO BE CROWNED IRELAND’S TOP TOWN AFTER BEING NAMED IN TOP TEN was last modified: November 26th, 2013 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:Failte Irelandletterkennytop 10 townslast_img read more

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DDTV: ST MICHAEL’S U16’S INVOLVED IN ONE OF THE WORST UMPIRING DECISIONS WE’VE EVER SEEN

first_imgClick on the video above to witness quite possibly one of the worst umpiring decisions you’re ever likely to see.The incident occurred during the match between St Michael’s U16’s and Carrickmore at the Paul McGirr Memorial Ulster U16 club champions competition. St Michael’s won the match and now face Belfast side St Brigid’s in the semi-final on Saturday.As the St Michael’s midfielder bares down on goal, he skews his effort clearly wide, however both umpires signalled a point.Which resulted in the inevitable and understandable reaction of the partisan crowd.Adult language is used, as ‘Mickey’ the umpire comes in for some fierce criticism from the side-lines. DDTV: ST MICHAEL’S U16’S INVOLVED IN ONE OF THE WORST UMPIRING DECISIONS WE’VE EVER SEEN was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVnewsSportSt Michaelslast_img read more

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McGUINNESS’ HALF-TIME HAIRDRYER SPURS DONEGAL TO FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ULSTER FINAL

first_imgThat must be some hairdryer that Jim McGuinness has in his locker!Jim McGuinness’ hairdryer must have been on full-blast at half-time.A flat-footed Donegal went in at half-time neck and neck with Antrim in this Ulster Championship semi-final at Clones.But a staggering 2-3 in the space of just 13 minutes of the second half saw Paddy Bradley’s side put to the sword on a scoreline of 3-16 to 0-12. It looked like a different side who took to the pitch in the second half for Donegal.Jim McGuinness’ team has started well and led 05-02 midway through the opening half.But the loss of Neil Gallagher through injury and the double-marking on Michael Murphy saw Donegal struggle in the second quarter of the game to take scores.Their seven wides compared to just three for Antrim in the opening period told a tale. But not for the first time under Jim McGuinness, Tir Chonail put in a tremendous third quarter, playing like men whose lives depended upon it.Goals from Leo McLoone and Darrach O’Connor finished the game as a contest as you never saw Antrim pulling back such a gap.A third goal by Brick Molloy put the icing on the cake but by that stage the Donegal management team were already throwing on substitutes to give them a game.Colm McFadden worked his socks off and his brother-in-law chose to give him yet another full 70 minutes of football to keep the veteran on his toes.He could have scored at least two goals on another day but should be happy with his shift. It was a strange game for fans as Antrim never tested the Donegal side in the second period.Frank McGlynn also put in a workman-like display while Christy Toye rolled back the years to prove he still has plenty to offer.Donegal will be delighted by the continued emergence of such young players as O’Connor and also McNeilas.So Donegal qualify for their fourth consecutive Ulster final. Monaghan or Armagh will be an altogether different kettle of fish.McGUINNESS’ HALF-TIME HAIRDRYER SPURS DONEGAL TO FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ULSTER FINAL was last modified: June 22nd, 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)last_img read more

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Rice brokers agreement on opening Gaza’s borders

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This time, she rearranged her schedule, staying an extra night in Jerusalem, to apply pressure. Instead of the airy rhetoric she often uses about the promise of democracy and self-rule, Rice talked about such details as bus convoys, truck inspections and video monitors. “Whenever you get to a place where you’re pretty close – not there but pretty close – you’re best off to try to close it when you can,” Rice said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JERUSALEM – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice played the heavy Tuesday to help seal a deal that was eluding Israelis and Palestinians and clouding a hopeful moment for Mideast peace. The agreement that Rice announced on opening Gaza’s borders also tested her willingness to lay personal prestige on the line for a bargain that might not hold. During all-night negotiations in a Jerusalem hotel suite named for slain Israeli peacemaker Yitzhak Rabin, Rice let both sides know she wasn’t leaving without agreement on questions that arose from Israel’s decision to end three decades of military occupation in the Gaza strip. In three previous trips to Jerusalem and the Palestinian headquarters in the West Bank, Rice had preferred to at least give the appearance that the United States was in the back seat as Israel and the Palestinians contemplated a Gaza Strip emptied of Jewish settlements and run by Palestinians. last_img read more

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CARTOONIST JARLA HAS FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES ………….

first_imgCARTOONIST JARLA HAS FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES …………. was last modified: July 15th, 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:cartoondonegalGarth BrooksJarlalast_img read more

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Muhammad Shaban’s Casablanca win CAF Super Cup

first_imgThis is Raja’s second triumph in the competition (Agency Photo)2019 CAF Super CupES Tunis 1-2 Raja CasablancaThani bin Jassim Stadium, Al Rayyan-QatarFriday, 29-03-2019Former KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC striker Muhammad Shaban’s Moroccan side Raja Casablanca are the current CAF Super Cup holders.This was confirmed on Friday night as the Moroccan side defeated Esperance 2-1 in the 2019 final.Unlike in the past, the Super Cup which is played between the year’s CAF Champions League and Confederations cup holders, was this time played in Qatar.In the game played at the Thani bin Jassim Stadium in Al Rayyan, Abdelilah Hafidi and Captain Badr Banoun scored for Raja while substitute Youcef Belaili was on target for Esperance.Hafidi struck 22 minutes to hand the Moroccans the lead, one they held time halftime.Esperance took the initiative after halftime and were reward with an equalizer on 57 minutes when Belaili who had replaced Saad Bguir at the start of the second half, converted from close range.However, it was to be Raja Casablanca’s day and they had 25 year old Banoun to thank for scoring what proved out to be the winner 26 from time.The triumph is Raja’s second in history after winning their first Super Cup in 2000.This was their third appearance at the stage as they were losing finalists 1998 when they were beaten by Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel.Unfortunately for Shaban who featured in Uganda Cranes’ 3-0 loss to Tanzania in the AFCON qualifiers last week, he was not among the match-day squad.Shaban was not part of the match-day squad (file photo)What you need to know about the CAF Super Cup:The CAF Super Cup is an annual African Association Football competition contested between the winners of the Total CAF Champions League and the Total CAF Confederations Cup.The competition was first held in 1993 and is organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) (CAF).It is the continental equivalent of the UEFA Super Cup in European and Recopa Sudamericana in South American club football.The competition was previously contested between the winners of the Total CAF Champions League (called African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1964 to 1996) and African Cup winners’ cup until 2004 when the Cup Winners’ Cup was discontinued.The last Super Cup in this format was the 2004 CAF Super Cup between Enyimba and Etoile du Sahel which Enyimba won 1–0.In 2004 the CAF Cup Winners’ Cup was merged with CAF Cup into the newly established CAF Confederations Cup which acts as Africa’s second-tier international club competition, (analogous to the UEFA Europa League in European football) and since 2005 the competition is contested in its current format.In July 2016, Total secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions.Total started with the Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Gabon therefore renaming it Total Africa cup of Nations. Due to this sponsorship, starting from 2017 the tournament is called the “Total CAF Super Cup”.Comments Tags: CAF Super CupES Tunisraja casablancaShaban Muhammadlast_img read more

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Second swimming pool development idea doesn’t float

first_imgA proposal to build a second public swimming pool in Letterkenny has failed to gain support from the Municipal District.Cllr Dessie Shiels sought to discuss the need to develop another Olympic-sized pool in the town, which would be located at the Aura Leisure Centre.The motion was not seconded by any other councillors at today’s meeting of the Letterkenny MD, and was subsequently turned down. Cllr Shiels had brought the motion forward in response to demand from the local triathlon and swimming clubs who use the facility for training.It was hoped that a second swimming pool would increase availability at peak hours for public use, sports clubs and for swimming lessons by local schools.Second swimming pool development idea doesn’t float was last modified: May 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Aura Leisure CentreCllr Dessie ShielsLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

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