first_imgCeres Negros. Photo from AFC Cup TwitterPHNOM PENH – Spanish striker Bienvenido Maranon delivered another hat trick as Ceres Negros rolled past Boeung Ket, 4-0, last Wednesday night to edge closer to the knockout stage of the 2018 AFC Cup. Maranon dazzled the crowd at National Olympic Stadium with a couple of first half goals, before adding another in the second half, while Taku Uesato came off the bench to add gloss to the scoreline as the Busmen stayed unbeaten in the competition. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Home and Ceres battled to a 1-1 draw in their initial meeting at Jalan Besar Stadium.Over at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Global Cebu rallied from two goals down to secure a 3-3 draw with Thanh Hoa of Vietnam. But the result wasn’t enough for Global to keep its hopes of alive of reachingt= the knockout round as Yangon United sealed top spot with a 3-2 win over Bali United of Indonesia earlier.Rufo Sanchez equalized for Global in the sixth minute, before goals from Wesley Dos Santos and Daryl Roberts made sure Global secured another point against the Vietnamese side. Vidakovic was forced to make two changes to the starting lineup with Manuel Herrera sidelined by injury and Mike Ott serving a suspension due to accumulated yellow cards. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Nietes vacates IBF flyweight belt to move up to super flyweight The Busmen dominated possession for long stretches, but it wasn’t until the 36th minute when Maranon opened the scoring by rifling home a shot to the bottom corner after good work from Stephan Schrock. Maranon grabbed a second three minutes later after he was set up by OJ Porteria inside the area as the Busmen finally stamped their authority on the match. With the Busmen piling up the pressure and Boeung Ket dropping back, Maranon got his hat trick in the 69th minute with Porteria providing the pass again, before the Spanish striker kept his cool from close range. Uesato got on the scoresheet in the 84th minute, controlling well at the edge of the area before firing low to make it 4-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 The victory increased the Busmen’s tally to 13 points from five matches, although Ceres’ place in the knockout round has yet to be confirmed following Home United of Singapore’s 3-2 win over Shan United of Myanmar. “What’s important is we got the win and now we can focus on the other important matches in the future,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. 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 crown“We’re in a good position to reach the next round so I think there’s less pressure, but we still want to do our best at home.” Home has 10 points from five matches, but the S-League can still snatch top spot with a win over Ceres on the final day of the group stage on April 25 as tiebreakers are determined by head-to-head records. View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

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first_img– likely to be charged next weekThe six men who were nabbed by Police ranks during a roadblock at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), shortly after they attempted to rob a Chinese poultry farmer are still in custody assisting with further investigations.According to Police sources, the suspects are likely to be charged and placed before the court in the new week since investigators are still working on compiling the case file. Steve Hercules, 30, a taxi driver of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD); Nabadingi Gobin, 33, a trader of Charlotte Street, Georgetown; Renard Khan, 31, a fish vendor of Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; Mark Prince, 39, a taxi driver, of Parfaite Harmonie, WBD; Edward Skeete, 30, a trader of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown and Marvin Blackman, 27, a fish vendor of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were arrested on Tuesday evening just before 20:00h.They were found in possession of two 9 mm Glock Pistols along with 22 live rounds; one Beretta Pistol with 11 live rounds; one .32 Taurus Pistol with six live rounds; one sledgehammer, two pairs of latex gloves, and trade plates.Ranks at the Grove Police Station had received a report of a foiled robbery at the Lot 13 Supply, EBD premises of a 69-year-old Chinese national and subsequently set up a roadblock, which proved successful.According to reports, Michael Chang Yuen was at home with his wife and his two sons relaxing when they heard a noise coming from outside their house about 19:30h. Upon checking, Yuen saw four men at the eastern door of his property and raised an alarm.The men quickly returned to the awaiting vehicle and escaped.The house was outfitted with surveillance cameras, which the suspects were unaware of. The footage captured showed a motor car pulling up and three suspects exiting and scaling the fence into Yuen’s yard. Two other men exited the car, but stayed there, apparently keeping watch, while the sixth suspect remained in the driver’s seat.The three suspects in the yard proceeded to the eastern backdoor where one of them used what appeared to be a sledgehammer to hit the door. Shortly after, they were seen retreating and jumping over the fence, before rushing into the car. The vehicle then sped off heading in North.The businessman contacted the Police at the Grove Police Station, who then set up a roadblock exercise. Upon the men’s arrests, it was unearthed that the motor car, which had licence plate HC 4543, was stolen from a Princes Street, Georgetown resident on March 25, 2018.Meanwhile, it has been reported that the suspects have all been implicated in previous offences, including armed robbery.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: (left to right) – Chelsea Fouillard, Dale Strickland, Karey Gray, Jennifer Powell, Norm Hardy and Heather Mazerolle are all smiles after all the hair is gone – submitted by Stephanie WheatonMost people wouldn’t dream of doing it, but four co-workers shaved their heads to keep a promise. – Advertisement -Wal-Mart manager of Fort St. John, Jennifer Powell told staff that if they could raise 20 thousand dollars for the BC Children’s Miracle Network by June 14th, four of the management would shave their heads. Wal-Mart staff kept their end of the bargain and raised more than 24 thousand dollars. So on Tuesday, Powell along with Karey Gray, Dale Strickland and Norm Hardy shaved their heads. So with the help of two women from The Glass Slipper, Powell, Karey Gray, Dale Strickland and Norm Hardy shaved their heads. All proceeds raised will go towards the BC Children’s Miracle Network.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgNasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld has previously indicated that Nasdaq may keep its stake in the expectation that the LSE’s shares will fall. He has said Nasdaq would consider offering its technology to an LSE rival in a move that appears to be part of Nasdaq’s efforts to drive down the exchange’s share price. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. failed for the second time in a year to win control of the London Stock Exchange PLC, revealing Saturday that its $5.3 billion hostile bid had been spurned by the British bourse’s shareholders. Nasdaq, which abandoned its first attempt at the LSE several months ago, had extended its current offer by two weeks in an attempt to win over more shareholders – a move that proved fruitless. In the end the New York-based exchange received acceptances worth just 0.41 percent of the LSE’s ordinary shares in return for its $24.35 per share bid. Even added to the 28.75 percent share holding Nasdaq built up by buying in the market in recent months, that remained well short of the 50 percent it needed to begin taking control. Nasdaq is now barred under British takeover law from renewing its bid for a year and declined to say Saturday what it planned to do with the 29.16 percent stake it retains in the London bourse. Reflecting the increasingly acrimonious battle between the two exchanges in recent months, Nasdaq stood by its claims the LSE was overvalued, while the London exchange’s board said it looked forward to going about its business “without the distraction of ill-considered approaches which fail to understand the value of the business.” Nasdaq was just one of many suitors for the LSE in recent years – Deutsche Boerse AG and Australia’s Macquarie Bank Ltd. made formal approaches, while Euronext NV cited interest without naming a price – amid increasing pressure on stock exchanges to find merger partners so they can compete globally. The New York Stock Exchange is due to close its $14.3 billion acquisition of Euronext, the operator of the Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon exchanges, within the next couple of months. The NYSE also recently took a major stake in India’s largest bourse and signed a broad agreement with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the world’s second-biggest financial market. A combination of the Nasdaq and LSE would have created the world’s second trans-Atlantic exchange with about 6,400 listed companies carrying a total market value of $11.8 trillion. last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Yesterday’s sale of B.C. natural gas and petroleum land rights offered more evidence, of the continuing downturn in the oil and gas industry.The Ministry of Natural Gas Development confirms only four parcels were offered covering just over one thousand hectares.However, even more alarming, was this morning’s confirmation, that none of them was purchased.- Advertisement -That left the two month calendar bonus bids total at $212,000, only about seven per cent of what it was last year, and recall 2015 ended up being the worst calendar year for government revenue since 1982.The next sale is set for March 23rd.last_img read more

first_imgGAOTH Dobhair are county senior reserve champions after a six point win over Naomh Conaill at MacCumhaill Park today.And it was goals which made the difference as gaeltacht club won by 2-06 to 0-06.Mairtín Ó Colla agus Ryan Ó Fearraigh were the goal scorers in the curtain raiser to the county final which also saw N Conaill’s Joe Kennedy red-carded 15 minutes from the end. There were few scores in the first half with the sides level at 0-03 each at the break.But Stephen Cassidy pointed to put Gaoth Dobhair ahead and they never lost the lead after that.Naomh Conaill did close the gap, but Ferry pointed and then netted to give his side the title.  GOALS GIVE GAOTH DOBHAIR COUNTY SENIOR RESERVE TITLE was last modified: October 20th, 2013 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:GOALS GIVE GAOTH DOBHAIR COUNTY SENIOR RESERVE TITLElast_img read more

first_imgMoville hosts its 9th annual festival of Bob Dylan Music, titled Stuck Inside of Moville and the DylanFest on the Lough, this weekend from Thursday, August 27th to Sunday August 30th.Since its inception it has become the biggest DylanFest in Europe topping those in Berlin, Milan, Manchester and Eindhoven in Holland and attracts the best Dylan acts from all over Europe and Dylan fans from all over the world. Said organiser Gerry McLaughlin, “We have had acts from Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Scotland and Wales and I was surprised to be told by acts who have played at the other DylanFest that ours is the biggest, despite being held in a small town in Donegal”.Most of the others take place in one venue over one or two days whereas Stuck Inside of Moville takes place in five venues over four days.Said Gerry, “We had a guy who flew over from Cleveland, USA for it just for a few days and he had the biggest smile on his face all weekend. He said it had been his dream for many years to come”.Playing this year will be Europe’s top Dylan Act, Al Diesan from the island of Sardinia in Italy, who takes three planes to get there and another three back. Al played Stuck Inside of Moville in 2013 when his gig in Rosatos on the Saturday night is still remembered. Said Al “I have never experienced anything like that in all the years I have been playing Dylan. There was a roar each time I started a new song and the whole pub was singing Like A Rolling Stone with me. It was like a stadium crowd. It was spine-tingling and the hairs stood upon the back of my neck.”The DylanFest on the Lough will take place in five of the town’s pubs over four days. Also appearing will be Bobby Does Dylan, aka Robert Harrison, the UK’s top Dylan tribute act.Most people never get to meet their hero. However, in Robert’s case, it was his hero who demanded to see him. He had set up to play at the major venue of the Oran More in Glasgow and saw it was a sunny day outside. He took his guitar outside into the streets and played. A big crowd gathered round. A video was take and posted on YouTube and Bob Dylan saw it. He asked to meet Robert and a few months later Bob met Bobby in a hotel in Glasgow where they spoke for several minutes.“Are you doing well” asked Dylan. “Yes, it’s going very well” said Bobby. At that Dylan cupped his hand to his mouth leant over to Bobby and said “You must owe me a lot of royalties then,” before breaking into a grin. “Thanks for playing my song Like A Rolling Stone” Dylan told Robert.More information can be found at www.CraicOn.com or DylanFest Moville on Facebook.See Bobby’s impromptu gig outside the Oran More in Glasgow that prompted Dylan to demand to meet him by playing the video above. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT – TO CELEBRATE BOB AT MOVILLE DYLANFEST! was last modified: August 25th, 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:bob dylandonegalDylanfestmovillelast_img read more

first_imgARCATA >> In some years, Steve Kinder wouldn’t have minded the NCAA-mandated holiday break, having never been something to deal with as he watched his team start to find a groove.This season, the Jacks are hoping a 12-day break from competition will be the cure to their mid-December woes.Losers of three of its last four games, the Humboldt State men’s basketball team has one thing in mind entering tonight’s California Collegiate Athletic Association matchup at Lumberjack Arena against upstart …last_img read more

first_imgFifa president Sepp Blatter, South Africancabinet minister Tokyo Sexwale andstatesman Nelson Mandela with theConfederations Cup trophy.(Image: Fifa) Brian Habana in full swing during theBritish and Irish Lion’s game.(Image: British and Irish Lions) The IPL games also brought in millionsFor the South African economy.(Image: Cricket SA)Khanyi MagubaneThree major sporting events hosted in South Africa over the past six months have given the country’s tourism sector a much-needed boost.Since January this year, South Africa has hosted the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Fifa Confederations Cup and the British and Irish Lions rugby tour.The IPL tournament, comprising 59 matches, was relocated to South Africa in April due to the Indian national election, which was taking place at the same time as the tournament. The Indian government announced that it could not guarantee the safety of players due to political unrest. The decision was finalised after the Sri Lankan cricket team were attacked by terrorists in PakistanOn its website, the City of Cape Town reports that hosting the first leg of the IPL tournament was a valuable boost for the City.“[The IPL] has not only given the City valuable global exposure, but has also cemented its reputation as a sporting and events destination,” it reads.Cape Town Tourism chief executive officer Mariette du Toit-Helmbold says it’s been a bounty season for the city. “This has been an exciting moment and opportunity for Cape Town. The event extends our season significantly and is a welcome boost to our local tourism economy.”During the opening ceremony of the IPL, the world’s attention was on Cape Town as Bollywood stars, musicians and dancers pulled out all the stops to set the global stage for the sporting event.The tournament has injected between R1-billion (US$129-million) and R2-billion ($258-million) into the South African economy.The City says the cash injection has not only boosted the local economy, but, it will have long term benefits, as there are bound to be repeat visitors to the City.Cape Town was not the only city to have benefited from the cricket tournament. Up to 40 000 hotel rooms and 10 000 domestic flights were booked for the tournament. In addition, the IPL has also provided R10-million ($129 000) in scholarship funds to 300 students and 32 schools across the country.Rugby tradition returns to SAAccording to SA Rugby’s Andre Homan, the British and Irish Lions tour, which started on 20 June in Durban KwaZulu-Natal, has contributed R1-billion ($128-million) to the South African economy, with R250-million ($32.2-million) in direct foreign exchange.Homan says this could easily have been the biggest sporting event to be held in South Africa in terms of generated revenue.“Based on the 2005 Lions tours to New Zealand, the average visitor is expected to spend at least three weeks in the country and spend about R20 000 ($2 500),” said Homan.“The series will create awareness of the host cities and SA as a tourism and business location, with increased sales in trade, hotel and recreational services.“A successful Lions series will certainly help SA’s chances in the bid for both the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups,” Homan continued.The tour’s hotel partner Southern Sun Hotels, reports that the current global recession has had a significant impact on the original estimated number of visitors.“We anticipate 35 000 to 40 000 supporters entering the country for the event, which is down on the original prediction of 45 000 to 50 000 supporters,” said the hotel chain’s sales and marketing director Neil Fraser.Visitors to South Africa were also expected to make use of various domestic flights.Gidon Novic, CEO of Comair, the company that operates British Airways in South Africa, says 10 000 flight bookings were confirmed for the various games that supporters were expected to attend.“The tour will certainly give us a nice boost during this difficult period,” said Novick.The British and Irish Lions tour in South Africa is a prestigious sporting event in the country, as it only happens once every 12 years.The two teams have now met 38 times, with South Africa holding the winning score of 18 games, versus the 16 currently held by the Lions. They’ve drawn four games.In 1962, South Africa beat the Lions 43-14 in their biggest win against the team, and in 1974, the Lions retaliated with a 28-9 victory over South Africa.Football crazy SAThe 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup has also been a money-spinner for South Africa. The tournament took place between 14 and 28 June, with eight teams competing.South African Tourism chief operating officer and acting CEO, Didi Moyle said at the beginning of the tournament, that Johannesburg was ready to showcase its vibey and trendy lifestyle to the visitors.“We’re excited about the tournament, not only because it offers our industry a truly incredible opportunity to showcase our destination, but also because it gives us a chance to show off our infrastructure, and to have our visitors witness the effort that we have put into preparing for this world class event.”Although figures emanating from the football tournament are not yet readily available, the four host cities of the tournament – Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg benefited from a financial and tourism perspectiveAccording to the newspaper, Mail and Guardian, residents of Rustenburg in the Northwest province benefited immensely from the hosting of the Confederations Cup.“Lodges and guesthouses are already mushrooming across Rustenburg’s bushland valleys. Business owners are enjoying a brief bumper season for the four Confed games played in the city,” it reads.According to the newspaper, 450 000 visitors were expected to attend the tournament in their different capacities.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at: khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.com Useful linksThe British and Irish LionsThe golden lionsFifa Confederations Cup Southern Sun hotellast_img read more