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Ricafort eager to bring energy, help motivate Maroons


first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I guess it’s a good thing because every time I just step on the court I really just want to bring the energy and motivate everybody,” said Ricafort Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The UAAP eligibility board initially deemed Ricafort ineligible to play as he will reach 25-years-old, the league’s age limit, in January of 2018 but UP argued that the basketball tournament is long over by the time the forward reaches that age.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the event that the TRO expires and the UAAP’s decision stands, the victory against La Salle, and other wins Ricafort takes part , may be forfeited.But amid the legal hoopla, Ricafort just wants to focus on playing as hard as he could for the Maroons. “I just want to contribute as much as I could and be better especially that today was my first game,” said Ricafort who had two points and one assist in 10 minutes of play. “We beat La Salle, and they are the no. 1 team and that says a lot about our team.”And Ricafort wasn’t shy to tell who among teammates got lucky every time he got to the floor.“I guess I feel lucky when I stepped on the court, because every time I’m in there, Paul [Desiderio] starts shooting the lights out!” exclaimed Ricafort.Desiderio seemed to relish Ricafort’s blessing as he finished with a career-high 30 points, 18 of which were from long range.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Trista Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRob Ricafort couldn’t help but feel like the lucky charm after University of the Philippines plucked its third win in the UAAP Season 80 men’s, a 98-87 stunner of La Salle, on Saturday.The 24-year-old played his first game for the Maroons against the Green Archers after he got a temporary restraining order against the ineligibility ruling by the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more


PBA: Phelps explodes for 51 as Phoenix crushes NLEX


first_imgMOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Calvin Abueva added 17 points and seven rebounds while Matthew Wright had 10 points and seven assists for Phoenix, which upped its mark to 6-2.Aaron Fuller led NLEX (4-4) with 38 points and 14 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP: FEU stuns Ateneo for share of second spot Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 awardcenter_img LATEST STORIES Eugene Phelps. PBA IMAGESEugene Phelps was unstoppable and Phoenix steamrolled NLEX, 123-97, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.Phelps unleashed a season-high 51 points, two shy of his personal best in the PBA, on an efficient 21-of-31 shooting from the field and 20 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT “Good bounce back win for us because our last game against Ginebra it was just a one-possession game. I just told them not to lose two in a row,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas, who is celebrating his 55th birthday.The Fuel Masters trailed by two at the 5:12 mark of the first quarter before outscoring the Road Warriors, 58-18, for the remainder of the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThey took a 71-33 halftime lead behind Phelph’s 28 points in the first two quarters before extending it to as high as 41, 76-35, early in the third period.“I did not expect us to win that much. I expected a very close game because NLEX is also coming off a loss,” Alas said. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more


ROUND 2: Pacquiao still the aggressor, Broner connects with a couple


first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right to Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. APMANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner is using his jab more in the second to create separation with Manny Pacquiao, who was aggressive in the first round.Pacquiao then connects with a stiff jab that momentarily put Broner on the corner.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Broner using that wide stance to create distance but Pacquiao is able to close in with a quick leading right.The American manages to sneak in a right straight as Pacquiao comes in headfirst before another right from Broner stops Pacquiao’s advances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments ROUND 1: Manny Pacquiao aggressive from get-golast_img read more


Moruca farmers taught to plant coffee


first_imgFarmers in the Moruca sub-district in Region One (Barima-Waini) were provided with technical knowledge in the agricultural field as the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry concluded a two-day engagement on Friday.The visit saw partnerships between the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and Brazil’s Stem Integrated Production in Agribusiness (SIPA) under which ground Robusta coffee and cassava flour would soon be produced and supplied to the local and international markets.The team was led by Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe. Some 50 farmers were educated on planting techniques and pest control methods to boost their current yields. Inter-cropping with several species of legumes was encouraged as a means of replenishing soil nutrients thatSamples being collected from a farm for analysiswould have been lost during cropping season.Minister Garrido-Lowe explained that these initiatives were economically viable since they would be value-added production, emphasising the successes of the Pakaraima Flavours sun-dried tomato ketchup.“The hinterland has great prospects in agriculture and tourism, and our people are willing to work to raise their standard of living and they are not afraid to try new things. The Pakaraima Flavours sun-dried tomato ketchup is testimony to that fact [that] our people are hardworking and when they make up their minds to do something for their benefit, they can deliver for themselves and others.”Meanwhile, NAREI Researcher Premdat Beecham asserted that based on observations, the communities were moving in the right direction, since the value of the produce had increased.“We need to move in that direction, since value addition is one of the most important things, because we cannot do without adding value to it and taking into consideration the schools’ feeding programme and the limited resources that we have in terms of commodities going into these areas,” he said.Meanwhile, SIPA Consultant Carlos Alberto De Medeiros stated that he was certain that both projects would succeed, since the climate and work force were excellent.Additionally, coffee specialist Walter Matadial pointed out effective organic pest control methods with specific focus on eradicating the Acoushi Ants.Soil samples were collected from each farm, and a complete analysis would be conducted. The results as well as recommendations will be forthcoming shortly. Meanwhile, both projects will be operating through a co-op society.The Moruca sub-district is strategically positioned to engage in significant economic gains and the coffee and cassava flour projects will be among other sustainable initiatives to change the trajectory of the lives of residents. Some 15 farmers from Santa Rosa Village are expected to be involved in the coffee project, while 35 of their colleagues will be involved in the cassava flour project in Kwebanna.last_img read more


Digicel commissions tower in Coomaka


first_imgThe Region Ten community of Coomacka will now benefit from reliable cellular phone service and internet connectivity, as Digicel has commissioned one of the country’s highest towers in the community on Saturday.The newly commissioned tower in Coomacka, Region TenPublic Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes applauded the telephone company for the expansion, and adding that Digicel has become an important partner in taking Guyana a step forward to becoming ICT (information and communications technology) capable.The minister noted that Digicel did not merely seek to provide cellular phone service, and she urged the community to seize the opportunity by utilizing the services of reliable reception and internet connectivity for training and entrepreneurial services, to assist in the development of their community and Guyana as a whole.“Internet (connectivity) is an inducement to be used to surf the Web. I want to use it to find out what business opportunities may lie in store for you… To get creative with the fruits and vegetables that you grow in your communities… How you can sell your products online. It is interesting to know what we can do with information,” the minister posited as she recognised some services which can be advertised online.With that said, the minister announced that the Government was now ready to set up an ICT hub to service the community.“We will bring the computers here, we will make it available, we will provide the training that you will need,” she assured.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digicel, Gregory Dean, indicated the company is pleased to extend its services to a new location — something which was not done in a long time, as recent works have primarily included upgrading services in already existing locations.The project was executed as a means of killing two birds with one stone, it was explained, and the minister referred to connectivity issues faced in small neighbouring communities.“One of the reasons for that is (the height of the tower) to improve the links to those other communities, (and) also to serve those communities here… We did a drive this morning, and so far, way up to Three Friends and Marie Elizabeth have been having signal, and I’ve heard (that communities) up the river as well are having signal..” Dean said.The next few weeks will see improvements done in the Coomacka area (based on the results of the drive test) as well as other locations around the country, by switching to 3-G network. These upgrades are expected to be completed before the end of this year.Representative of the Coomacka community, Dexter Harding, expressed his gratitude to Digicel for making such an investment, which would not only service the community, but other neighbouring villages as well. According to Harding, this implementation is the fruit of successive connections with the service-providing company, which he considered a leap from the aerial, which offered poor services in the past. “Working along with Digicel, we were able to achieve the great opening of this tower here…this would change our lives forever” he said. He has recognized, from his tenure on the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), the communication struggles faced by the communities.Harding made reference to an extreme situation in Three Friends, where persons created “phone booths” using bottles and pieces of wood placed at strategic points where they were able to access cell phone service.Successive discussions with the service company proved effective, because now gone are the days of “phone booths”, thanks to Digicel, he declared.last_img read more


Glissmeyer leads Trojans at Waikoloa


first_imgSophomore Tom Glissmeyer fired a 4-under 66 and freshman Jamie Lovemark and senior Joshua Wooding were also under par to lead the USC men’s golf team on the first day of the 17th annual UH-Hilo Invitational on Wednesday at the Waikoloa Village G.C. in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The Trojans, seeking their fourth top-2 finish in five events, finished the first day of the three-day event tied for eighth at 275 (-5), seven shots behind first-place and No. 2 Stanford (268). Oregon State is two back in second (270) with a handful of teams bunched within three shots of USC. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


BROTHERS ON STALKING CHARGES SENT FOR TRIAL TO CIRCUIT COURT


first_imgTWO men have been sent for trial, accused of the harassment and stalking of a woman.Brothers Peter and William Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny District Court today where a book of evidence was served on them.Peter Gallagher, who is 23 and with an address at Drumcairn, Manorcunningham faces a charge of criminal damage on August 4, 2013 at Doorable, Manorcunningham. He faces a separate charge of harassment/stalking of a woman on May 9, 2013.He was remanded on bail of €150.Judge Paul Kelly ordered him not to contact any of the witnesses in the case whatsoever.Legal aid was granted. The judge told Peter Gallagher that he if he wished to rely on an alibi he had 14 days to submit this to the State.William Gallagher, who is 29, was also charged with causing criminal damage on August 4 last year.He was also charged with harassment stalking on July 27 last year.Judge Kelly also told him he must provide an alibi to the State if he planned to provide one at his circuit criminal court trial.He was also released on bail with a warning not to contact prosecution witnesses in the case.Legal aid was granted to both me.The case was adjourned to Letterkenny Circuit Court on July 15.BROTHERS ON STALKING CHARGES SENT FOR TRIAL TO CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: June 18th, 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:donegalmanorcunninghamstalking chargeslast_img read more


SOCCER PLAYER AWARDED €9K AFTER JAW BROKEN IN DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB


first_imgA soccer player who suffered a broken jaw after he was assaulted in a Donegal town nightclub has been awarded €9,322 damages by a High Court jury.David Graham (24), Laghey, Co Donegal, a striker with Donegal Town FC, sued Darren Reynolds, Bruckless, Dunkineely, Co Donegal, over the assault at the Sky nightclub in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal, on the night of August 5/6th 2012.The Irish Times reports that the disco was packed with people celebrating Donegal having qualified for the All-Ireland GAA football final earlier that day, the court heard. Desmond Murphy SC, for Mr Graham, said no defence had been entered to the claim.On that basis, the case proceeded before Mr Justice Colm MacEochaidh and a jury.In evidence, Mr Graham said, prior to Mr Reynolds’ assaulting him and breaking his jaw, Mr Reynolds was involved in an earlier altercation in the nightclub that same night with another man.As a result of the assault, Mr Graham suffered a broken jaw and dental problems, the jury heard.After considering their verdict for almost an hour, the jury awarded €9,000 general damages, plus €322 special damages.The judge also awarded costs to Mr Graham against Mr Reynolds.SOCCER PLAYER AWARDED €9K AFTER JAW BROKEN IN DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB was last modified: April 26th, 2016 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


Spartans’ mistakes leave Red Bluff just shy of first win


first_imgPalo Cedro >> The Red Bluff Spartans came up just short of their first win of 2017 Friday, taking a road loss to the Foothill Cougars 32-30.Coach Orlyn Culp praised the way the team played for the full 48 minutes.“I couldn’t be prouder of how you competed,” Culp told the team during the post-game huddle. “Let’s keep working to get the W.”Penalties hurt both teams, particularly the Spartans in the final quarter, killing more than one drive and extending Foothill possessions with time running …last_img


Atos Origin unveils empowerment deal


first_img9 July 2010French information technology company Atos Origin has announced an empowerment deal that will see a 26% stake in its South African subsidiary being sold to a consortium of black investors, comprising AWCA Investment Holdings (AIH) and Manteo Investments, for an undisclosed amount.Atos Origin provides hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to organisations in a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, media, manufacturing, financial services, transport, healthcare and medical services.“Africa is an important territory in Atos Origin’s overall growth ambitions,” Atos Origin South Africa chairman Winfried Holz said in a statement this week.“This transaction will strengthen our business and will give us a boost to participate in growth opportunities in this fast emerging IT-services market.”Continental expansionAtos Origin South Africa, the company’s sub-Saharan African subsidiary, set up operations in South Africa in 1999. The company now employs 250 people providing IT services to the country’s major telecommunications operators, including MTN, Vodacom, Cell-C and Telkom. The company has business operations in Kenya and Nigeria.“Our new shareholders are experienced business people with networks in many industries. They will help us take our business to the next stage,” said Atos Origin South Africa country manager Adrian Ralph.“Together, we will diversify into new industries such as financial services and the public sector and increase our presence in the rest of the continent.”Value creation, transformationAIH was established in 2008 by 60 black women chartered accountants, all of whom are influential business people and captains of industry, spread across diverse sectors of the economy.The company distributes a portion of its dividends through the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), a non-profit organisation started in 2002 as a platform for aspiring and qualified black women chartered accountants.“This investment is in line with our company’s philosophy to participate in high-growth opportunities where we can add value and create opportunities for our shareholders and AWCA members,” said AIH director Karabo Nondumo.“We are already actively involved in value creation and further transformation of the company.”Strong local managementManteo Investments is owned by Yusuf Surtee, a prominent business man who is well known in the IT, financial and public sector and who has a long association with Atos Origin dating back to 1999.“I have made good experience with Atos Origin in the more than 10 years I have worked with the company,” said Manteo Investments’ Yusuf Surtee.“Atos Origin has a strong local management and has proven to be a reliable partner to South African and international companies, hence I am convinced they are well positioned to further expand.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more