MOST 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 award 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 comments
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Farmers 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.
The 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.
Sophomore 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!
TWO 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 charges
A 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)
Palo 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 …
9 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 material
10 August 2016Team South Africa has begun its Rio Olympics campaign this week, and among the 137 athletes competing this year are some of the country’s outstanding female athletes, representing a wide range of sporting disciplines. To celebrate Women’s Month, here is a look at five of the best.Caster Semenya – athleticsTrack athlete Caster Semenya will be representing SA in Rio 12-21 August. Do us proud, @caster800m! #teamSArise pic.twitter.com/5U0ifXjeP1— SSISA (@Sportscience_sa) August 3, 2016Mokgadi Caster Semenya was born in Ga-Masehlong village, close to Polokwane, in 1991. Over the last six years she has become South Africa’s most high profile international athlete.A natural middle-distance runner, Semenya is considered a world-class champion, winning gold in the 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships and silver medals at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics. In Rio this year, she is on course for finally getting the gold medal.While a controversial figure off the track, with debate about her sex causing her to leave competitive running until 2010. However, Semenya has silenced critics with world-class performances and a shy, humble demeanour that hides a fiery will to compete and win. British magazine New Statesman included Semenya in a list of 50 People That Matter 2010, calling her “an inspiration to gender campaigners around the world”.In 2012, Semenya was awarded South African Sportswoman of the Year Award at the South African Sports Awards in Sun City. She received the bronze Order of Ikhamanga national honour in 2014, recognised for her contributions to South African sport.Her mind is now set on a Rio Olympics triumph this year, beginning her campaign for 800m gold on Wednesday, 17 August, with the whole of South African behind her.Sunette Viljoen – athleticsSouth African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen was born in 1983 in Johannesburg. She is a four-time African champion and two-time Commonwealth gold medallist. She narrowly missed out on the Olympic gold in London in 2012, but is back with renewed determination at this year’s Rio Games.“I’ve grown emotionally over the last four years,” Viljoen told Time LIVE in July. “I am not tense or worried about results. My head and body are in complete harmony.“As one of South African’s most experienced athletes, Viljoen credits her longevity to divine drive. “(My) incredible passion and drive… is something that can only come from God. I don’t know how to give up, only how to persevere.”There will be a lot of support behind her, urging her on to get the gold this time around. Both her partner and daughter will be with her in Rio, cheering her along with all her South African fans to add another triumph to a distinguished athletics career.“It would be the perfect ending for all the years in which I invested everything. If I reap the fruits, I would know it has all been worth it, including the biggest battle I have had to fight off the field in the past four years.”Viljoen begins her Rio campaign on 17 August.Bridgitte Hartley – sprint canoeing2Read more: http://www.southafrica.info/about/sport/Womens-Month-South%20Africa-female-Olympians-100816.htm#.WBwdHZN96Rs#ixzz4P15bWNjLNEWS: Underdog tag fuelling @for_bridgitte‘s Olympic desire – https://t.co/tPVvSG2hsb | @teamsa16 #teamSArise pic.twitter.com/3NKA9BjEAw— Canoeing SA (@CanoeingSA) July 27, 2016 A surprise third-place in London in 2012 got the whole country talking about the then-unknown South African sprint canoeist Bridgitte Hartley. In Rio, she will be using South African fans as inspiration to go for the gold in the K1 Women’s 500m canoe sprint event on 17 August. She is looking forward to proving that her London bronze was no fluke.Hartley understands the pressures and hard work that comes with succeeding at international level, telling Sport24 before she left for a preparation training camp in Brazil: “I am more critical of everything now than I was before London. I am trying to always improve and I get frustrated when I have a bad training session.”The 33-year-old Johannesburg-born, self-described “optimistic blonde” wants to do more than just win the gold this time around; she wants to highlight her sport, particularly on the short events, which as many can attest, are as exciting and fierce as any land event.Julia Vincent – diving#Rio2016 #TeamSA – #diving : Catch @JulesVincent10 & in the 3m Women’s prelims at 20h00. pic.twitter.com/krDm8owmvg— Stephne J v Vuuren (@Steph_Sport) August 7, 2016 The 21-year-old Julia Vincent may be an Olympic newbie, but she is determined to grab a gold for South Africa in diving. She has been preparing for over two years, diving in the US as part of the University of South Carolina college team, where she earned the NCAA All-American title in the 1m dive.Vincent will be participating in the 3m dive in Rio, having qualified at the Fina Diving World Cup in February with a 250-plus score. She will become the first female South African diver to participate at an Olympics since the 1950s.Apart from her own event, Vincent is looking forward to experiencing Rio and the rest of the Games as a spectator, hoping to see the sights of one of the world’s most enigmatic cities and watch the men’s 100m athletics final, after she competes on 12 August.Tsholofelo Thipe – athleticsRustenburg-born 29-year-old Tsholofelo Thipe became one of the first black women to represent South Africa in a track event in the 400 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. While she may have missed out on the London Games in 2012, she is back in Rio with even more determination.“I want to make a mark and become someone the youth can look up to. I have unfinished business in the Olympics and God has answered my prayers to be in Rio,” Thipe told the Sowetan when the final South African team was announced in June.She cites inspiration from other African female athletes, including Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast and Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, two of Africa’s fastest female sprinters. “I have raced them in Europe before. I hope the Rio Olympics will help me to rise. My ultimate dream is to be in the final.“Thipe will begin her heats on Saturday, 13 August.Noko Matlou – footballRead more: http://www.southafrica.info/about/sport/Womens-Month-South%20Africa-female-Olympians-100816.htm#.WBwdHZN96Rs#ixzz4P17KQOWrI feel blessed and honoured 2b chosen as one of the athletes that is going2 represent SA at de Rio Olympic #teamSa16 pic.twitter.com/eKA9kQ2bwx— Noko Matlou (@Nokomatlou11) July 23, 2016 A 10-year career as one of Banyana Banyana’s dependable defenders has taken Noko Matlou to two Olympics, and she hopes Rio will be an opportunity to help get the team a gold medal. She has played more than 89 games for the national side, scoring 61 goals along the way, including six goals at the 2008 African Women’s Championship.Later that year, Matlou became the first South African to be named the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Footballer of the Year.Source: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic CommitteeSouthafrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info material