View comments 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 Kerr reached 250 wins in 302 games to top Jackson, who made the mark in 346 games.“He had Michael Jordan for God sake, so I don’t know what Phil’s problem was,” Kerr cracked.Yet Kerr, the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year, received 39 victories during a leave of absence following complications from back surgery at the start of the 2015-16 season, when then-top assistant and current Lakers coach Walton coached Golden State.Draymond Green had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in another well-rounded outing — and his first technical-free game in the last three. Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points on his 34th birthday and Kevin Durant was limited to a season-low 10 points in a rare cold night from the floor at 3 of 9, but had six rebounds and dished out six assists.LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyle Anderson led San Antonio with 20 points apiece, while Manu Ginobili had 13 points and six assists off the bench for the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT Thompson had a quick five-point burst midway through the third.Curry provided a brief scare when he grimaced after appearing to get a foot tangled with Danny Green before a break at the 8:45 mark of the third. He was examined by athletic trainer Chelsea Lane and stayed in the game.“I’m fine … my ankle but I’m fine,” Curry said with a grin.This was a rough one for San Antonio after one of its best games earlier in the week.The Spurs lost for the third time in four games after putting up a 129-81 blowout at Phoenix on Wednesday night — San Antonio’s third-largest margin of victory.Draymond Green’s 3-pointer gave Golden State a 58-55 edge at the break. Then the Warriors took off.David West made all six of his shots for 13 points for Golden State off the bench facing his former Spurs team.“They’re the best team in the world,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, “so there’s lots of things to be impressed by.”TIP-INSSpurs: Patty Mills earned the start back in the Bay Area where he starred for mid-major power Saint Mary’s College. … Mills shot 1 for 5 from deep as the Spurs were just 5 of 27 from 3-point range.Warriors: Kerr joined three other Warriors coaches with 250 or more victories: Al Attles (557), Don Nelson (422) and Edward Gottlieb (263). … Green stood pat at 14 technicals after getting three in his previous two games. … With his 615th regular-season game played, Curry moved past Purvis Short into sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list. … Golden State brought G Patrick McCaw back from a one-game appearance in the G League, though Kerr said he might return Sunday to rejoin the Santa Cruz Warriors. McCaw had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes of his first G League game this season.OLD PALS Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of All-Stars.Klay Thompson scored 25 points, 10 coming in the third quarter to help Golden State pull away, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 17 points and eight assists in Kerr’s milestone night.“It’s been an amazing 3 ½ years and hopefully more to come,” Curry said. “… It’s a lot about him setting the identity and the culture around our team and just being a great people guy. There’s probably a better term for that. He just knows how to relate to each and every one of us players and his coaching staff and you’re building that ultimate trust throughout the organization.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Pelicans blow 28-point lead, top Nets in 2 OTs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Read Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gestures on the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time.Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Popovich stopped by the Warriors coaches’ office to see longtime pal Kerr, whose son Nick is now on the San Antonio staff as video coordinator.“He calls my son a spy. He said my son could be working for Putin,” Kerr said. “It’s that kind of conversation when we get together.”Joked Popovich: “He wasn’t at practice yesterday. He did whatever we did to prepare for Golden State, whatever that might be, so I told the guys to make sure, before we left the gym to get Nick Kerr’s cellphone so he couldn’t text it to Steve Kerr. He works for them but I don’t trust him a lick. I know he’s calling his dad.”UP NEXTSpurs: At Utah on Monday.Warriors: Host Suns on Monday looking for a 12th straight win in the series and also 12th in a row at home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc
If all goes well in line with plans by authorities at the Ministry of National Defense by collaborating with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the platoon-size unit of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) stationed in Mali will be rotated by another batch of soldiers in a week’s time.Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., made the disclosure Tuesday, June 17, at the Ministry’s Barclay Training Center (BTC) offices on UN Drive when visiting Bangladeshi six-man senior military personnel headed by Lieutenant/General Md Mainul Islam, paid a courtesy call on him.Lt/Gen Islam is the Chief of General Defense Staff at the Bangladeshi Army Headquarters, General Staff Branch—Dhaka Cantonment.He visited the Ministry of Defense while on his way to La Côte d’Ivoire to inspect and visit his country’s troop on peacekeeping mission in that country.Like the AFL, Bangladesh has battalion-size soldiers also stationed in northern Mali serving with AFRISMA.Other members of Lt/Gen Islam’s delegation that accompanied him to the MOD included Colonel Mahmood Houssain, Force Chief of Engineer, Colonel Md Omar Farugue, Lt/Col Md Asadul Islam, Engineers, Lt/C Mahammad Khaled Kamal, and Major Muntasir Mamu, Engineers.Earlier, Minister Samukai and Lt/Gen Islam discussed issues that would be of mutual benefit to the AFL, particularly in the areas of training—with emphasis in peacekeeping and road maintenance.Lt/Gen Islam then assured Minister Samukai of his country’s willingness to assist Liberia in building the capacity of the army where soldiers from the Bangladeshi Military Engineering Division will come to construct a medical factory under the auspices of the AFL Command as well as other projects.The Bangladeshi delegation then presented several pieces of gift items to Minister Samukai and his office staff as tokens of Bangladeshi’s appreciation for the ‘invaluable services’ to the men and women in the Liberian army. Peace MissionFor the first time in the history of the AFL, it was just last year when their platoon-size unit was deployed in the troubled West African State of Mali and formed part of the Africa International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA).The soldiers (all infantry) departed Liberia on June 20 last year and joined AFISMA.They are embedded into the Nigerian battalion with First Lieutenant Nathaniel Waka serving as Commander of the platoon-size unit.The exercise, which is the first time that Liberia is participating in 52 years, was honored a forth night ago when they participated in a UN Medal Parade.In 1961, Liberia provided troops to the United Nations Organization in the Congo, a UN peacekeeping force established under UN Security Council Resolution 143 of July 14, 1960, to respond to the Congo crisis.The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) organized a military mission, AFISMA, to support the Government of Mali against Islamist rebels in the north. The mission was organized under UN Security Council Resolution 2085, adopted on December 20, 2012, authorizing the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali for an initial period of one year.It is now being extended for another year, thus making it important for the troop to rotate.The intention of the Mission is to help the Malian authorities to implement the transitional roadmap towards the full restoration of constitutional order, democratic governance and national unity.The Bangladeshi ArmyThe army in 1988 was divided into six strategically located divisions. The location of these divisions’ headquarters, five of which were formerly brigade headquarters, underscored the army’s primary mission of internal security rather than defense against external threats.As of 2009, it was reported that the Army consisted of 12 divisions. They were then deployed to support the Army’s primary internal security mission, of which the country designed robust action of peacekeeping—exercise that the Bangladesh Army has earned a reputation around the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) is exploring opportunities of using wind energy as an alternative to conventional street lighting powered by electricity.GEA’s engineers, together with the Traffic and Highway Light Unit, have designed and installed one stand-alone, wind-powered street light to the tune of G$247,553 on the Georgetown Sea Wall. The new equipment utilises a wind turbine and generator which harnesses energy from the wind and converts it into electricity.A design of the new initiativeThe wind-powered street light consists of a 500 Watts wind turbine, 40 Watts light emitting diodes (LED) lamp, 105 ampere hour (Ah) battery, hybrid charge controller, timer, enclosure and mounts.This new initiative by the energy agency has been deemed advantageous, given that the lamps are not affected by utility failure and operate at low voltages, hence making them cost effective and providing a true colour representation, more depth of field, and greater peripheral vision— which improves safety for drivers and pedestrians.The installed wind-powered street lightIn addition, the abundance of wind along Guyana’s coast makes wind-powered street lighting a very attractive alternative to street lighting powered by electricity from the public utility. The LED lamps also have an estimated lifetime that is five times longer than conventional HPSV lamps and energy savings of 80% or more.The GEA has reassured that information obtained from data gathering and experience gained from the installation process will be used to guide decisions with regards to street lighting, as it continues to monitor, research and record the performance of wind-powered street lighting.
The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers will lace up the skates for their first of two camps prior to the start of their season. They’ll be practicing out of the Taylor Arena Friday through Sunday.Despite having players auditioning for the Fort St. John Huskies and a number of junior A camps down south, the team is still expecting one of their bigger turnouts for their season opening camp.Coach Shawn Brinsky said with having some regulars away, this camp will be used moreso for information gathering for the coaches, and judgement on piecing together the roster will likely come at the team’s second camp in September.- Advertisement -“What’s important is that we don’t get ahead of ourselves and we treat this camp more as an opportunity to work as a prep camp. It will give you an opportunity to identify some kids in a very positive light or maybe kids that are going to struggle to be there.”There’s some degree of uncertainty as to how many Trackers from last season will be returning to the club, and with that there’s a strong possibility that the roster will be younger than in years prior.“Returning numbers are going to be fluctuating so we need to let that unfold. I think this year we’re going to see a substantial change over on the roster,” Brinsky said. “Historically we’ve always kind of seen that which is a positive sign that we’re moving the kids forward to a higher level of hockey which is our goal. Looking at our registration numbers I think this year will probably be one of our younger teams that we’ve iced in a very long time.”Advertisement The second camp for the Trackers will be held September 11-13.
BEIJING – It’s a sign of the times when China’s plan to buy a few billion dollars worth of U.S. goods gets announced with the fanfare normally reserved for much larger deals. The point was to show that China knows it must make strides to equalize trade between the two nations, days before its negotiators travel to Washington to haggle with U.S. officials about trade. But whatever good may have come from the three-hour signing ceremony in California on Wednesday – when deals were announced for China to buy $4.3billion of U.S. technology – probably evaporated on Friday, after China said it posted a $16.88billion trade surplus in April, a good chunk of it likely from the United States. The April trade gap was below February’s $23.7billion – the second-highest level on record – but in line with steady increases in monthly trade surpluses during the past year. The announcement by China’s General Administration of Customs came against a backdrop of rising trade tensions between the world’s No.1 and No.3 economies. Chinese and U.S. trade envoys are due to meet May23-24 in Washington for talks on Beijing’s surpluses, currency controls, product piracy and other contentious issues. Some U.S. lawmakers are pushing for punitive tariffs on imports of Chinese goods if Beijing fails to ease currency controls that critics say keep its currency undervalued, giving exporters an unfair price advantage and adding to China’s trade surpluses. Washington is hoping the “strategic economic dialogue,” led by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi, helps to mollify critics and avert disruption in trade ties. Chinese President Hu Jintao made an unusual personal lobbying effort for the talks this week, expressing hopes for “positive progress” in a phone call with President George W. Bush. The Chinese government says it is not actively pursuing such large surpluses and has taken steps to reduce exports. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Israeli international also cost a fraction of many of his more famous peers, Guangzhou spending a relatively measly 7.2 million euros to snare him from Maccabi Tel Aviv in June last year.And what a signing Zahavi, who can also play attacking midfield, has been.His goal haul puts him way ahead of the second top-scorer in the CSL, Guangzhou Evergrande’s Brazilian forward Ricardo Goulart (16 goals), and numerous expensive big-name strikers are also trailing behind.Zahavi celebrated his birthday last month — “I’m 30 years old but I feel like I’m 25” — and is in the form of his life.“I’m facing new challenges in China, the league here is developing and I try to help Chinese football develop here and around the world,” Zahavi told Chinese football app Dongqiudi.Zahavi’s goals and particular knack of scoring against Guangzhou Evergrande, R&F’s rivals and reigning CSL champions, has made him a fan favourite.He has plundered four goals in Guangzhou derbies this season and said: “I really like scoring against them for the team and also for the fans. The derby is always the most important match of the year and it’s always nice to score goals against the leaders and the best teams.”– Overhead kick –Prior to China, Zahavi spent most of his career in Israel, except for an unsuccessful spell in Italy at Palermo, where he scored only twice in two years before moving to Maccabi in 2013.He is thriving under the offensive-minded management of Dragan Stojkovic, the former Yugoslavia international.“We play a passing game and in most of our games we control the game, always scoring goals,” Zahavi said.“Sometimes we suffer with our defensive game because we go forward too much and we play our game and don’t think too much about the opponent.“I think people in China like to see R&F and how we play. I think it’s a very important part of football that the fans enjoy coming to the game.”Although he is enjoying life and football in China, Zahavi admits he misses the UEFA Champions League.If he carries on at this staggering goal-scoring rate, teams in Europe might come sniffing.It was in the continent’s premier competition that he scored his most memorable goal — an overhead kick for Hapoel Tel Aviv against Lyon in 2010.“The goal I scored in the Champions League group stage was very special for me. When I was five years old I would see Champions League games and I asked God to let me have a part in these games and to show my quality to the world and to be famous for football and to try my best,” he said.“And when you come to this moment and score such a nice goal in the most important competition in the world you just feel proud of yourself.“All the hard effort put in had paid off.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Shanghai Shenhua’s Argentine striker Carlos Tevez (C) celebrates after scoring on his Chinese SuperSHANGHAI, China, Aug 15 – Chinese clubs made headlines by splashing out on the likes of strikers Carlos Tevez, Hulk and Alexandre Pato, but cut-price Israeli Eran Zahavi is outgunning them all at the top of the scoring charts.His feat in smashing 23 Chinese Super League (CSL) goals in 22 appearances this season is all the more remarkable when you consider that he plays for a wildly inconsistent Guangzhou R&F side that is sixth in the 16-team table.
0Shares0000Des collégiens de Bondy, la ville où a grandi Kylian Mbappé, posent avec l’attaquant de l’équipe de France, à la fin d’un entraînement à Istra en Russie, le 27 juin 2018 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEBONDY, France, Jun 29 – Only a short cycle up the canal from central Paris towards the French capital’s deprived northern suburbs lies Bondy, the hometown of boy wonder Kylian Mbappe.Until recently, next to the canal and the busy flyovers, on the side of a block of flats, was a mural of Mbappe, arms crossed in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt. It was accompanied by the slogan “Bondy, Villes des Possibles” — the town where anything is possible. But the mural has now gone, with Mbappe instead popping up a few kilometres away at the Stade de France.Outside the national stadium, Nike have reworked their famous Eric Cantona advert from the 1990s: “’98 was a great year for French football. Kylian was born.”Two decades after Zinedine Zidane’s face was projected onto the Arc de Triomphe in the wake of France’s World Cup final win over Brazil, Mbappe carries the hopes of a nation into Saturday’s last-16 tie with Argentina in Kazan.Back in Bondy, they are proud of a player who is already a superstar despite not turning 20 until December.“It had become a tourist attraction in the town. Lots of people would come especially to take photos, even Asian tourists,” says 17-year-old Wael of the now-departed mural.“He is our boy from the street who has gone on to be a success, so he is an example for us all.”From the town’s Stade Leo-Lagrange to Monaco, a record transfer to PSG and now a World Cup tie against Lionel Messi’s Argentina, Mbappe’s trajectory is the stuff of dreams.“The example of Kylian means that all the youngsters see themselves in him,” Athmane Airouche, the president of the local club AS Bondy, told AFP.Kylian Mbappe training with the France team ahead of their clash with Argentina © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“He is the best player to come out of Bondy but we have brought through a fair few: more than 30 professionals!“We really work hard at youth development. The advice that Kylian got is the same that the youngsters get now. For us there is no difference between a good player and an average one.”He adds: “The main thing is to explain to them that while football is great, their studies are even better. If things are not going well at school, they don’t play football.”– A sporting family –The young Kylian was determined to follow in the footsteps of his “brother” Jires Kembo, who was raised by the Mbappe family after moving to France from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and who went on to become a professional, moving from Bondy to start out at Rennes.Mbappe began playing as a four-year-old and it was only a few years later that it became clear he had an extraordinary talent that would eventually lead PSG to make him the second most expensive player in the world at 180 million euros ($210 million).“Kylian was very quickly spotted and in local tournaments he sort of became the ‘starlet’. He is a boy who has never been anonymous, never just one player among many others,” explained Ilyes Ramdani, who came up against Mbappe on the pitches of the Paris suburbs and is now a journalist.“Physically, he was much more frail and slender, but he was just as talented on the ball, and he had this exceptional ability in one-on-one situations that I have never seen since.“He has progressed, obviously, but you get the impression that he is still the same kid today.”Mbappe was mollycoddled by parents heavily involved in the local community and sporting scene — his father Wilfried is a coach at AS Bondy, his mother Fayza is a former handball player.They helped nurture his career along from the French national football centre at Clairefontaine to the Monaco academy and now PSG and the national team.“He wants us to be like his son, so that we succeed in life. He tells us to keep training hard, never give up. He is a great coach,” says Chakib, who played under Wilfried Mbappe in AS Bondy’s under-15 team last year.“He was an extraordinary player, a midfielder, a number 10. As a coach, he can be hard, even towards his friends,” adds Airouche, who played with and under Mbappe senior.That upbringing has been key to the rise of Kylian, who on Saturday has the chance to take the next step to French national hero.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Keagan Dolly (C) of South Africa challenges Libya’s Almoatasembellah Ali Mohamed during the sides’ 0-0 draw © AFP / ANESH DEBIKYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 8 – Libya forced a 0-0 draw with South Africa in Durban Saturday to remain surprise Group E leaders in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition.When the mini-leagues draw was made, former African champions Nigeria and South Africa were installed as favourites to fill the two places available for the finals in Cameroon. But with two of the six qualifying rounds completed, Libya lead with four points, South Africa and Nigeria have three each and the Seychelles are pointless.Algeria-born coach Adel Amrouche said he hoped the goalless stalemate at Moses Mabhida Stadium in the Indian Ocean port city would bring joy to the Libyan people.“Only football can bring the people together,” said the 50-year-old former coach of Equatorial Guinea, Burundi and Kenya.He was talking after deadly clashes in Tripoli last week between rival militias battling for control of the Libyan capital.Libyan national and club teams have had to host home matches outside the north African country because of safety issues since the 2011 death of dictator Muamar Kadhafi.“I am not coaching Libya for money — I want to help bring happiness to the people by taking the national team to the 2019 Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon,” said Amrouche.The match staged in wet conditions before a small crowd followed a predictable pattern with Libya putting virtually their entire team behind the ball whenever threatened.It led to an international that delivered little excitement and the match appeared destined to finish goalless long before the final whistle.“We battled to gain possession against physically strong opponents and then surrendered the ball too easily at times,” admitted England-born South Africa coach Stuart Baxter.Libya face Nigeria twice between October 8 and 16 while South Africa host and visit the Seychelles at the same time.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
A lovely evening of songs, music and poetry is taking place at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny tonight.Marking the Bealtaine Festival, this free concert has something for everyone with a fantastic line-up of talent.The programme includes The Conwal Singers, poet Denise Blake and music from Mind Your Quavers with tutors Irene Donnelly-Tinney and Seamus McGuire. Admission is free but advance booking is recommended. DD ENTERTAINMENT: MUSIC, SONGS AND POETRY AT RCC TONIGHT was last modified: May 13th, 2016 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:DENISE BLAKEIrene Donelly-TinneyRCC LetterkennyThe Conwal Singers
Sam Allardyce has urged Gareth Southgate to ditch his 3-5-2 formation for their upcoming World Cup quarter-final against Sweden in favour of a more attacking line-up.The Three Lions kept their heads against a naughty Colombia side and they sealed their place in the last-eight on Tuesday – winning 4-3 in a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out. Southgate’s men face Sweden in the next round, following their narrow win over Switzerland, and many are making England the overwhelming favourites to go a step closer towards the final.But Allardyce is concerned about their lack of goals from open play, after they relied on another spot kick from captain Harry Kane to help them to victory over the Colombians.England have scored just twice from open play in Russia, with their other seven goals coming directly from set pieces or from the spot.And former boss Allardyce says it would be pointless to play a back-three against the Swedes and should instead reshuffle the team to bolster their chances of finding the net.Reflecting on England’s last-16 victory on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Big Sam said: “It was nail-biting indeed.“I don’t think we were stunning, we weren’t fluent and we certainly weren’t clinical in front of goal again. England defenders Harry Maguire and Kieran Trippier were immense against Colombia 3 “Defensively we look extremely sound, but I think we need more attacking prowess going forward to try and score more goals from open play.“I don’t think they need to play with three at the back against Sweden. They could cope comfortably with two defenders, I don’t think they’ve got anything to concern us going forward.“I would put the extra man in midfield or put three at the top. I think that might work. Stick Rashford in.“England have not scored enough goals from open play – even against Panama it was one great goal from Jesse Lingard and one deflected shot off Harry’s heel.”Join talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, July 7: KICK-OFF 3PM BST 3 Gareth Southgate has to change his system, according to Sam Allardyce The England players celebrate their World Cup win over Colombia “But the bottom line is we’re through and that’s really all that matters. We’re through against Sweden and we couldn’t have a better way forward.“But if I was in Gareth’s shoes, and I know I’m not, I would seriously consider changing the system.“For me, it would have to be Trippier or Kyle Walker (to leave out).“If you left Trippier out, you put Walker at right-back and if you left Walker out you’d leave Trippier at right-back.“Trippier has been terrific but it is a big decision you have to make. 3