Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spida averaged 24.4 points, 5.9 boards, and 4.2 assists in 11 games in the postseason where the Jazz dropped Oklahoma City in six games then lost to eventual West runner-up Houston in five.“From claiming the 2018 Slam Dunk Champ title to leading in the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year race, Donovan Mitchell has really inspired our basketball-crazy country and we can’t wait to welcome him to the Philippines,” said Jen Dacasin, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager for adidas Philippines.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sharapova out of Birmingham with Wimbledon in mind Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz reacts to his basket in the second half during Game Four of Round Two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 6, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFPBefore he receives his potential NBA Rookie of the Year award, Donovan Mitchell is set to visit Manila on June 17.The Utah Jazz guard will travel to the Philippines for an event organized by his sponsor adidas.ADVERTISEMENT Mitchell will drop by the adidas store in Bonifacio Global City for his first stop in the morning before going to a PBA game in the evening.Mitchell became Utah’s face the moment former Jazz All Star Gordon Hayward left for Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn a rookie class that includes Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Mitchell made a name for himself putting up 20.5 points, the highest among freshmen, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists during the regular season where he led the Jazz to the fifth seed in the Western Conference with a 48-34 record.The 2018 Slam Dunk champion then bumped his individual numbers in the playoffs View comments
As the Ebola virus disease overwhelms Liberian health workers and global support partners nationwide, stink dirt and perennial flood water continue to swallow most of Monrovia’s major streets.Some of the nation’s ill-equipped health facilities and the vulnerable health workers have now become and continue to be helpless victims of the deadly Ebola virus in many parts of Liberia.Professional health commentators have revealed that after the Ebola virus is contained and controlled in the coming months in Liberia, it won’t be surprised that there will be a new brain drain in the nation’s health sector.The health commentators also expressed the hope that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and global partners are making short and long term plans to train and equip health workers and strengthen institutions in Liberia.As a result of the embarrassing situation, commuters, businesspeople and ordinary Liberians continue to perpetually encounter difficulties in terms of movement and conveyance of goods and services in several parts of Monrovia.Sadly, each time there is a heavy pour of rains, most of Monrovia’s strategic streets are engulfed with dirty flood water from the clogged drainages.For the past several years, residents, businesspeople and other Liberians have complained endlessly with no genuine remedy from the relevant agencies of the Liberian Government.As the final phase of the Rainy Season draws to an end, some preparations should be made to reconstruct and rehabilitate all of Monrovia’s major streets in order to ensure the free flow of goods, people and services.Correspondingly, flood water continuously coming out of the clogged drainages contain dangerous air and water borne diseases that are potential threats to human beings, especially the urban dwellers of Monrovia and its environs.As for the offensive dirt, it always plays sanctuary to deadly insects, wild spiders, scorpions and harmful snakes that are some of the biggest enemies to children and women who throw dirt at the various dumpsites in Monrovia.Besides, the various dumpsites are also perpetual sanctuaries for mosquito breeding that are also threats to hundreds of homes in densely populated communities in Monrovia and its environs.Notably, according to health practitioners such areas in Monrovia are where many Liberians and foreign residents suffer from diseases such as malaria, typhoid and other contagious diseases.Shedding light on the perennial sanitation crisis of Monrovia, health worker Beatrice Sharon Harmon is convinced that diseases, including the deadly Ebola virus, will continue to spread until the Municipal Governments of Monrovia and Paynesville, the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) design realistic strategies to remedy the situation.When contacted, low ranking Public Works officials told the Daily Observer that, sanitation and drainage problems must be tackled by the relevant stakeholders on sustained basis in Monrovia.Officials of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation told the Daily Observer that the sanitation challenges of Monrovia must be handled with some radical approaches such as breaking down structures over the drainages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– as 2017 to 2021 country strategy approved; Guyana to access US$86.1MBy Jarryl BryanGuyana’s 2017 to 2021 country strategy has been approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), opening access to some US$86.1 million in concessional financing. Guyana has a limited window of opportunity; however, as the Bank warned that with oil production, Guyana’s access to such financing will be a thing of the past.The matter is particularly urgent, as the IDB noted in its report that despite favourable macro-economic growth, this has not been translated into better livingThe last time a loan was signed between the Government of Guyana and the IDB. At right is Finance Minister Winston Jordan, along with IDB President Luis Alberto Morenostandards for Guyanese. According to the group in its country strategy report, Guyana spends less than the regional average on services for the ordinary public.“Although recent data on income distribution and the incidence of poverty are unavailable, all other indicators suggest that growth has not been pro-poor, or inclusive. Despite its continuous increase since 1990, per capita income remains among the lowest in the English-speaking Caribbean, at US$7520 (Purchasing Power Parity) as of 2015.”“The country’s Human Development Index score has not improved significantly when compared with Latin America and the Caribbean and has been consistently lower than the regional average since the 1990s. Today, the HDI score stands at 0.64 compared with 0.75 for LAC (Latin America, Caribbean).”The IDB made a comparison with Guyana’s regional peers, noting that in health, the country spends US$222 per capita compared to an LAC average of US$694. In the case of education, expenditure totalled 3.6 per cent of GDP compared to an LAC average of 5.2 per cent.The strategyAccording to the IDB, the strategy itself has been designed to fit in with Guyana’s existing portfolio commitments. In addition, it will respond to Government priorities in the new Green State Development Strategy, as they develop.“Activities will focus on four main areas. Establishing a modern national strategy and planning framework for undergirding the new Green State Development Strategy, including efforts to promote Guyana’s economic diversification efforts and pursue modern industrial policies.”The Bank noted that it would also help in “strengthening fiscal policies and the framework for managing Guyana’s natural resource revenues; Facilitating Private Sector development to support the delivery of better services, mainly through enhancing Guyana’s business environment; and delivering critical infrastructure to facilitate Guyana’s human and Private Sector development.”The IDB noted that as Guyana transitions to oil and gas production by 2020, the reduced access to concessional financing makes the next four years particularly important for the IDB’s partnership with Guyana.“Several risks will need to be swiftly addressed including the continued vulnerability to commodity price shocks, and the adequate creation of new Government structures to manage a hitherto unknown sector. The IDB will work with the Government of Guyana to achieve the good life for all, as it undergoes this historic economic transformation,” the IDB stated.Concessional financingGuyana’s access to concessional financing was already under strain from the announcement, in 2016, of Guyana’s re-classification by the World Bank from a lower to an upper middle-income country. This had come following the oil discoveries in the Stabroek Block.While it was agreed that the upgrade was a positive indicator, concerns had also been expressed that Guyana would lose some of the concessionary terms and agreements it enjoys internationally.According to the Finance Ministry’s Public Debt Report, it turns out that as Guyana graduates and the economy continues to grow, the development will be a proverbial Trojan Horse as there will be a transition to floating interest rate loans. Floating interest loans are adjustable and thus, do not afford the same protection a fixed rate arrangement would.“Already, Guyana is beginning to experience an increase in the prevalence of ‘blended loans’ where one portion of the loan is granted on a fixed interest rate basis and the other portion of the same loan is granted on a floating interest rate basis,” the report states.Earlier this year, Government signed four new loan agreements with the IDB to secure US millions in developmental resources to finance key initiatives within the Legal Affairs, Agriculture, Business and Public Health Ministries.The agreements were signed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan and President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno, at the Headquarters of the IDB in Washington, DC.These loans were to support Government’s developmental agenda of promoting investment; improving connectivity throughout Guyana; diversifying the economy; and providing citizens with quality healthcare and social services.
All Ireland ChampsThe underage programme for the current season at national level is complete.And for Finn Valley AC it ended on an exciting note as the U14 girls team absolutely nailed what could be described as the perfect combination to win in convincing fashion.Their time 51.46 was just 5/100th off the national age group record – that’s what you call winning power. The team of Bethany Lecky,Convoy, Michaela Byrne, Killybegs, Daniella Jansen from The Cross and Lauren Callaghan from Killygordon were simply outstandingSo that was another year time to leave Tullamore excited, relieved the season was the most successful ever by an Ulster club ranked number 1.Earlier in the day of the 7 relay squads the pick were other than these girls were U 18 boys 4th , u 13 girls 5th ,u 17 boys 6th .In the B champs the most impactful event was u 14 girls high jump Aine Wilkinson ,Killygordon 1.40 high a winning effort with bronze shared by Abbie Meenan and Caitlin Mc Gonagle 1.30 both Ballybofey. Aine earlier in the day had won the long jump for good measure.The first medal of a long day having exited Stranorlar 5.30am went to Oisin Thompson high jump again Ballybofey. Exciting results and performances from St Marys N S Stranorlar pupils Daniel Gordon gold 80m u 14 very impressive and Jamie Murray u 13 80 m silver both coming to the sport from the schools programme.“It was a most enjoyable day of competition and what thankfully has become the norm applied namely athletes, parents and coaches working together to enjoy and have a go on as it happens on this occassion a national competition,” said Patsy McGonagle.FINN VALLEY GOLDEN GIRLS LAND NATIONAL U14 TITLE was last modified: July 20th, 2015 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:Finn Valley ACrelay champsu14
DONEGAL’S senior ladies football team are Ulster Champions for the first time…..and YOU can help them now in their quest for All-Ireland glory.The county has had some great success at underage level this year with the U14s winning their Ulster title and reaching an All-Ireland final and the U21s winning an All-Ireland.All of this costs money of course and the ladies game isn’t exactly flowing with money – and here’s how you might be able to help out…and have fun doing it. The county Ladies Gaelic Football Association have a golf classic spectacular – with €2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!You don’t have to be able to play golf to help out.The event takes place on August 14 at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club. Entry fee per team is €100 with some super golf gear among the prizes.There’s even plans for a BBQ on the 10th hole….well nearby at least!Anyone interested in taking part should call 074 91 31093 to book their place. If you can’t make it (or just don’t like golf!) you can sponsor a tee for as little as €100, by calling the same number.So come on Donegal – be proud, and get behind Donegal’s Ladies Football Teams.A full list of sponsors will be published on Donegal Daily. CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL’S LADIES FOOTBALLERS ACHIEVE ALL-IRELAND GLORY was last modified: July 27th, 2015 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:2015August 14Classicdonegalfundraisergolf
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest National Farmers hosted their 2018 National Convention at Great Wolf Lodge near Cincinnati earlier this week. The event kicked off with a program known as FarmStarts – an agricultural speaker series with a special focus on informing young and beginning farmers. FarmStarts has an emphasis on organic dairy and grain production. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood was there and talked to a number of the speakers and guests in attendance on the latest trends in organic production and what has been top of mind for those in National Farmers.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… While 2009 continued a downward trend as one of the worst recessions in U.S. history, the decline for venture-backed mergers and acquisitions has not been as severe as the dot-com bust in 2001 and 2002.New figures from the National Venture Capital Association show that in the last quarter of 2009, M&A hit $7.8 billion, up from the previous year’s mark of just over $2 billion. Overall, 2009’s total of $12.6 billion could not match 2008’s $13.6 billion total.Mergers and acquisitions totaled over $68 billion in 2000, only to fall below $8 billion by 2002 following the bursting of the dot-com bubble. In contrast, 2007’s M&A total of $29 billion has declined to just over $12 billion in 2009 – a much more smooth rate of decay which has begun to flatten out. Mark Heesen, president of the NVCA, says they expect to see continued improvement throughout 2010. “Clearly, we have a long way to go towards a full recovery but we are encouraged by the increasing acquisition values and the number of companies that have filed a registration with the SEC to go public,” he says. Related Posts A late boost in the fourth quarter of 2009 has helped startups from reliving the experiences from earlier in the decade, the largest of which came from Amazon‘s July purchase of Internet shoe seller Zappos for $930 million. This acquisition helped internet specific purchases climb to $2.2 billion in Q4 2009 – a near seven-fold increase from 2008’s final quarter. Tags:#start#startups chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting No, the game wasn’t at Camp Nou. It was the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville that resounded with “Messi! Messi! Messi!”It may end up as simply another superb performance by Messi, among so many in his trophy-laden career. But this game will be remembered by the 54,000 mostly Betis spectators who turned up on Sunday to back their team, only to end up honoring the man who helped deal it a hefty defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMessi said he had never received such a tribute from opposing fans.“No, I can’t remember that happening before. I am grateful, we are always treated well when he play here,” Messi said after his 45th hat trick for Barcelona, and six for Argentina. “I was fortunate enough to get the goals and we took the three points because we had a great chance to increase the distance with Atletico that we couldn’t let get away.”Barcelona’s victory let it open up a commanding 10-point lead of the Spanish league.To round off the memorable night, Messi added another milestone to his list by surpassing Xavi Hernandez with a club record 477th win.Messi struck with a powerful free kick in the 17th minute. He added a second goal just before halftime from a pass by Luis Suarez, who scored a fine goal of his own midway through the second half.But Messi saved his best for late after substitute Loren Moron had pulled one back for the hosts. In the 85th, Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer used one touch of his left boot to float the ball from the left side of the box over goalkeeper Pau Lopez. His shot grazed the underside of the bar before going in, triggering the outburst of praise from Betis fans.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Barcelona’s last league loss was 4-3 at home to Betis in November. It is now undefeated in 16 rounds and is on course to successfully defend its league title after taking full advantage of second-placed Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.Ernesto Valverde’s team has also reached the final of the Copa del Rey— a competition it has won four years in a row— and will face Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the Champions League next month.There are 10 rounds remaining, but with Messi and his teammates playing at this level and with such a large cushion of points, only a complete collapse could deny Barcelona a 26th league title and its eighth in 11 years.“It depends on us and staying aware that nothing is decided yet,” Messi said. “Worse things have happened. There are still lots of points in play and we have to keep playing like this.”MESSI MAGICMessi’s first goal was the product of a foul by Andres Guardado on Arthur that gifted the Argentina forward a free kick perfect for his preferred left foot — just slightly outside the semi-circle atop the area.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes record 11th 50-point scorer of season Barcelona’s Messi, second left, celebrates after scoring with teammate Aleix Vidal, left, and Suarez during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)BARCELONA, Spain — After Lionel Messi scored a wonderful third goal to complete his 51st career hat trick, Real Betis supporters did what only true fans can do when in the presence of genuine soccer genius.They stood up, applauded Messi and joined with Barcelona fans in chanting out his name.ADVERTISEMENT
Shillong, Apr 4 (PTI) BJP today came down heavily on Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma claiming the ruling party did not enjoy the confidence of its own MLAs and appointed aggrieved MLAs as parliamentary secretaries, to accord them rank, status and perks of a cabinet minister apart from the 12 others in the cabinet.The Congress-led coalition here would collapse under its own contradictions and internal conflicts, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said and predicted there will be no return of the Congress in 2018 due to its non-performance and lack of development.”The very fact that the government has to appoint 18 parliamentary secretaries in addition to the 12 ministers shows that out of 30, how much confidence they (Congress) have in their own MLAs…,” Kohli told reporters here.The chief minister revealed how weak his political position is by discovering the need to appoint 18 parliamentary secretaries (one having resigned recently) and proved things were not in good condition within his party, Kohli said.The BJP spokesperson further referred to the legal aspect in the appointment case and how it was done.Political analysts said the ruling Congress had been appointing “disgruntled” MLAs as parliamentary secretaries and given them the rank, status and perks as that of a cabinet minister following the Constitution (91st Amendment) Act 2003 which directs that the total number of ministers in a state shall not exceed 15 per cent of the total number of MLAs or not less than 12.The BJP leader added, “This is a government that is stuck within its own contradictions … and irrespective of what the government does for its survival it has washed its hand off development and work for the people.” (More) PTI JOP SUS IKAadvertisement
New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the research community to come up with a scientific solution to increase crop yield keeping in mind the shrinking land and water resources and stressed the need for bringing in “right” stakeholders so that the benefit of technology can reach the common man.He also emphasised on pursuing the goal of “time-bound delivery” of research projects to make their fruits available to the masses.”Now that we are in the 75th year…We take forward the single point agenda of time-bound delivery,” the Prime Minister said at CSIRs Platinum Jubilee event here.Referring to the water and land shortage, he said, “I have always said per drop more crop. We must also think about an inch of land and a bunch of crops.Modi, who is also the President of CSIR, asked the scientists to work on increasing the production of vegetables to not only address domestic needs, but also for exports.The Prime Minister exhorted scientists to undertake “innovative research” especially in areas of health care, agriculture, water resources, waste management and the cleaning of the Ganga.Emphasising the need to have ease of doing Technology Business, he asked CSIR to “bring in right stakeholders so that the benefit of technology can reach the common man”.”A technology is considered successful if it benefits the common man. At times we invent something, but the common man is unaware of it. Can it be modified by as per the needs of the common man?” the PM asked.advertisementHe asked CSIR to explore new areas like sports research and manufacturing mobile batteries with longer life.The Prime Minister also underlined the need for creating a value chain among research institutes, industry, NGOs, service providers and consumers.He proposed channelising research funds in a “more effective way” and asked the Ministry to create a website on which all research grants and the work undertaken by scientists in different laboratories could be listed.This will, he said, ensure that there is no duplicity in research, which can save both time and money.Modi said the government intends to double the farmers income by 2022 for which he asked the scientists to develop some new varieties of crops.”If you can develop varieties of dal, then it can be used in rain-fed areas and give a boost to production. It will also help to address the shortage of proteins in the body,” he said.The Prime Minister said the 21st century is a technology driven century and “it is important to connect science with the common citizens in this century”.(More) PTI PR ARU GVS DV GVS