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Filoil: La Salle rolls to fourth straight win with rout of EAC

first_imgThe Green Archers continued their perfect run and hiked their record to 4-0 while Generals stayed at the other end with a 0-4 card.A 29-13 third quarter laid out the foundation for La Salle’s lopsided win as the Green Archers headed into the fourth with a 63-42 lead.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 crownAdding insult to injury, the Green Archers kept their momentum going and outscored the EAC 20-9 in the final 10 minutes.La Salle went 32-of-71 from the field while clamping down on a confused EAC team and limiting the Generals to a disastrous 22 percent shooting. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “Before entering the game, our preparation was all about respecting our opponents,” said Green Archers head coach Louie Gonzales in Filipino. “If you played with respect, instead of fear, you’d really work hard for everything.”The Green Archers also bullied the Generals underneath, coming away with a 59-38 rebounding edge.Kira Samuel put up 28 points and grabbed nine boards in 17 minutes of play while Mark Dyke added 13 points and 10 rebounds.Ichie Altamirano had nine points to lead the Generals.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 NBA looking to extend global reach through eSports De La Salle asserted its dominance and decimated Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-51, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Spectra Energy hoping to expand pipeline through the Peace River Region

first_imgThere’s confirmation from Spectra Energy that it hopes to file a pipeline expansion project regulatory application with the National Energy Board this coming fall.The Jackfish Lake expansion project would add two loop sections of pipeline paralleling the existing Fort St. John mainline pipeline, between Taylor and Chetwynd, providing an additional local area transportation capacity to Spectra’s existing system.The first segment would start south of Taylor, on the south side of the Peace River, and run about twelve kilometers.- Advertisement -The second, starting at the Pine River, would run approximately 24 kilometres, and end northeast of Chetwynd.The 36 inch lines would transport sales quality natural gas to markets throughout the province and the United States and Spectra’s targeted in service date is early in 2017.The project would add 137.5 million cubic feet per day to the capacity of a system that Spectra calls the backbone of the natural gas sector in BC,  stretching from Fort Nelson to Gordondale, east of Dawson Creek, on the Alberta side of the border, and to Huntingdon at the American border, just south of Abbotsford.Advertisement Also to accommodate the increased volume of gas the proposed project would include a new compressor at Compressor Station one, and possibly modifications to Compressor Station two.The aforementioned system includes 19 compressor stations with a combined 600 thousand horsepower, and nearly 29 hundred kilometers of pipeline, which can transport two point nine billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.Spectra gathers raw natural gas not only from here northeast BC, but also from Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, and it has six Peace/Liard Region world-scale natural gas processing facilities: two at Fort Nelson, and the others at Sikanni, Taylor, Pine River and Dawson Creek.last_img read more

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Kasarani turns electric as Stars face Walias

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars fans cheering the team on at the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 14 – If you are planning to attend the Kenya versus Ethiopia 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier and you are nowhere close to the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, then you better start planning to watch the game on television.As at noon, the stadium was already 80pc full with thousands of other enthusiastic fans queuing outside for match admission tickets to get in, almost four hours to kick off. With the government earlier this week announcing that entrance to the stadium will be free, FKF used the tickets they had already printed for the game to ease access of fans into the stadium with security tight from the outside perimeter to inside the stadium.Harambee Stars fans rush in to get seats inside the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am happy that the government made entrance to the stadium free, but I am not happy that they printed tickets. This money they have used to print tickets should have been used to pay maize farmers,” one of the enthusiastic fans told Capital Sport.Fans started streaming into the stadium from as early as 9am, everyone eager to get a seating spot at the 60,000 seater facility early enough.Fans wait outside City Hall for shuttle buses to the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSecurity has been very tight with administration police, regular police, General Service Unit and National Youth service officers taking patrol. Office on horse-back are also at all entry points to ensure law and order as the fans stream in.Tens of buses are also in the Central Business District ferrying fans to the stadium with those donated by the County Governor Mike Sonko lining up outside City Hall to pick up fans.Word is that President Uhuru Kenyatta is also expected to attend the match alongside his deputy William Ruto and former premier Raila Odinga.Ethiopian fans cheering in the stadium as they wait for the clash. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFans are meanwhile optimistic that Stars will shine brighter than the Walia Ibex and inch closer to an African Cup of Nations appearance.“I am very optimistic we will win today. 3-1. Olunga, Wanyama and Kahata to score. We have a good team,” One of the fans stated. Another added “These Ethiopians cannot beat us today. 2-0. We don’t want much. Just two goals are enough for us.”The match kicks off at 4pm.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool face Napoli again, Barca in tough UCL draw

first_img0Shares0000The Champions League group stage draw took place in Monaco on ThursdayMONACO, Principality of Monaco, Aug 29 – Barcelona will have to come through a group containing both Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan after the three former winners all came out together in Thursday’s UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco, while holders Liverpool will face Napoli again.Barcelona, Dortmund and Inter, with nine European Cups between them, were drawn together in Group F along with the Czech champions Slavia Prague. Beaten by Liverpool in the semi-finals last season, Lionel Messi and Barcelona remain favourites to advance as they seek a first Champions League crown since 2015.Dortmund won the trophy in 1997 and lost in the final in 2013. Now coached by Antonio Conte, Inter beat Barcelona in the semi-finals en route to winning the most recent of their three titles in 2010.Liverpool advanced from their group at the expense of Napoli last season on the way to lifting their sixth European Cup in Madrid, and Carlo Ancelotti’s side now have a chance to gain revenge.Both clubs will be fancied to progress from Group E, which is completed by Austrian champions Salzburg and Genk, the Belgian title-holders.Liverpool are hoping to return to this year’s final which will be played in Istanbul, where they won their fifth title back in 2005.The groups for the 2019-2020 Champions LeagueAfter losing in last season’s final, Tottenham Hotspur can look forward to a meeting with German champions Bayern Munich in Group B.That will be the first meeting of the clubs since the 1983-84 UEFA Cup. They will also meet Greek champions Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade of Serbia, the 1991 European Cup winners, in Group B.After winning the Europa League, Chelsea are back in the Champions League and can look forward to taking on last season’s semi-finalists Ajax as well as former Champions League runners-up Valencia and Lille in Group H.Premier League champions Manchester City were handed the kindest draw of all four English representatives, with Pep Guardiola’s men coming up against Italian debutants Atalanta along with Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb in Group C.City beat Shakhtar 3-0 in Ukraine in last season’s group stage before a 6-0 victory in the return fixture.The draw for the Champions League group stage in Monaco on Thursday threw up plenty of intriguing tiesThere will be glamour ties between familiar opponents elsewhere, with Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid renewing acquaintances with Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.Real eliminated the French champions in the last 16 on the way to winning the trophy two seasons ago.Turkish champions Galatasaray and Club Brugge of Belgium complete Group A.Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus will come up against Atletico Madrid again after beating the Spanish side in the last 16 last season. They will also face Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group D.Perhaps the most balanced section sees Zenit Saint Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon and RB Leipzig clash in Group G. The first fixtures in all groups will be played on September 17 and 18.0Shares0000(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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CAVALCADE OF CHAMPIONS FOR ST EUNAN’S CAMOGIE AND HURLING FÉILE HEROES

first_imgA GARDA car with a siren and cheering parents greeted the St Eunan’s U14 camogie and hurling heroes who arrived home to Letterkenny this evening brandishing two All-Ireland titles.The hurlers stunned favourites St Dominic’s of Roscommon at Garvaghey centre of excellence with an incredible 2-05 to 0-01 victory in their shield final.And you could feel the ground shake at The Loup GAA club in County Derry as the Eunan’s camógs shocked favourites St Patrick’s Dungiven with a battling performance and taking their title with a 2-04 to 2-01 victory. This evening club captains Shane O’Donnell and Eadaoin Kelly led their victorious teams into the clubhouse at O’Donnell Park to cheers from the crowds and champions music from the Letterkenny Town Band.Camogie manager Joe Kealy and Hurling managers Gordon Randles and Eunan O’Donnell were praised by the chair of the Minor Board Pauric Daly who noted their years of dedication to our ancient game had paid handsome dividends, not just in terms of trophies, but also socially for the children who took part in Féile na nGael 2015.The camogie team hosted Oran, Roscommon and the hurlers Mount Sion Waterford.St Eunan’s has 4 teams in Féile competition this year, the first club in Ireland to do so. Next week the girls and boys footballers travel to Wicklow/Wexford for their glory bid. But this weekend belongs to the ash, the sliotar, two trophies and the All-Ireland winners from Naomh Adhamhnáin – Comhghairdeas libh go léir.     CAVALCADE OF CHAMPIONS FOR ST EUNAN’S CAMOGIE AND HURLING FÉILE HEROES was last modified: June 21st, 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:2015camogieFeile na nGaelGAAHURLINGSt Eunanslast_img read more

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‘I nearly fell off my chair when Shearer said I should get England call-up’

first_img 3 3 Wolves have been one of the surprise packages of the campaign so far, with last season’s Championship winners currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table – one place above Manchester United.Coady missed out on a place in Southgate’s latest squad for England’s upcoming Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain, but Match of the Day pundits Shearer and Wright both agreed that ‘it won’t be long’ until the former Liverpool man gets his first senior call-up.And asked about the praise from two legends of the English game, Coady told Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It was fantastic listening to what they said.“I was sat at home on the couch watching it and I’ve watched Match of the Day all my life, so I nearly fell off the couch when they started speaking about it!“It was brilliant, but it’s not something I really think about to be honest. Coady has developed into a top centre-back and leader since leaving Liverpool for Wolves in 2015 “It’s something where, if it ever came, it would be great.“But I’m not thinking about it too much, I’m just concentrating on playing as well as I can for Wolves, getting better and listening to the manager as much as possible.”While Coady patiently waits for his chance to shine, though, Ian Wright believes he’s been hard done by by Southgate.The Three Lions boss revealed last season that he was impressed by the young defender’s form in the Championship, but would have to prove himself in the Premier League before he was considered for the national team.But in his latest squad, the England manager selected Mason Mount, the 19-year-old Derby midfielder on loan from Chelsea who has not made a single appearance in the top flight.Wright said on MOTD:  “Last season Coady played brilliantly in the Championship and didn’t get a call-up, because of that reason. Wolves captain Conor Coady has told talkSPORT he nearly fell off the sofa when he watched Premier League legends Alan Shearer and Ian Wright tip him for an England call-up on TV.The 25-year-old centre-back is said to be in Gareth Southgate’s long-term thoughts for the Three Lions after impressing for the newly promoted side.center_img Coady captained England throughout his youth career – here seen alongside current England skipper Harry Kane (far right) back in 2013 Coady has admitted he was shocked by talk of an England call-up 3 “Now you see Mason Mount, who got his call-up and deservedly so as well, and the Wolverhampton fans are very disappointed because they thought that Conor Coady should have got one.“Now he’s continued that form into the Premier League and he’s been overlooked.“I share their disappointment because he’s been magnificent.Shearer added: “He’s played at youth level for England, captained England’s Under-17s, Under-19s and Under-20s – if he keeps on performing like that it won’t be long before he gets a full shout from Gareth Southgate.”last_img read more

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New buyers ‘impressed with SA wines’

first_img22 April 2014 South Africa’s competitively priced wine is attracting new buyers, who are impressed by the quality of the wines, a recent report by Rabobank found. Rabobank, a global financial services company which published its latest quarterly report on the international wine industry on 14 April, says that both bulk and bottled wine exports from South Africa enjoyed strong growth in 2013. Rabobank analysts say the weak rand, coupled with rising bulk wine prices in other wine-producing regions, made South Africa wine more competitive and attracted new buyers “who were impressed by the quality they found”. According to the report, exports of South African bulk wine rose in 2013 by 37.6%, outpacing bottled wine growth. Bulk sales – wine sold before it is bottled or bagged – now account for 65% of South Africa’s wine exports. Overall, exports increased 26% in 2013, the report said.Strategic success Bulk wine now makes up half of all New World exports, Rabobank said in an international trade update. “Although bulk wine has clearly taken share from bottled exports, the recent data from South Africa suggests that the two segments can co- exist and find success when they follow clearly differentiated strategies.” “Success going forward for bulk wine producers requires extreme production and logistics efficiency,” said Rabobank analyst Stephen Rannekleiv. “The recent large harvest in Spain has made the bulk market more competitive again and South Africa wine will have to seek new alternative markets to maintain growth. “By contrast, success as a bottled wine exporter is becoming more limited to those companies with the ability to build strong brands. For bottled wine exporters, a deeper understanding of the target consumer and what drives purchase beyond price will be key,” Rannekleiv said. SAinfo reporter and Rabobanklast_img read more

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Members, legislators talk issues at 2019 Ag Day at the Capital

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentBraving ice and snow, hundreds of Farm Bureau members gathered in downtown Columbus to meet one-on-one with their state senators and representatives during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Ag Day at the Capital Feb. 20. Ohio Farm Bureau priority issues such as the biennial state budget, water quality, economic development, infrastructure and energy were discussed, along with a host of other community issues. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp took part in a “fireside chat” to discuss infrastructure, education and water quality, among other topics. DeWine vowed to make it a point to work with the agricultural community.“Our way of operating whether on this issue or any other issue is to bring people together and bring agriculture to the table,” DeWine said. OFBF Senior Director of Corporate Communications Joe Cornely and Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, followed DeWine and Sharp.Throughout the day, Farm Bureau members visited with state senators and representatives and their staffs at the Statehouse and Riffe Center in downtown Columbus. The annual Ag Day at the Capital event embodies the grassroots efforts of Ohio Farm Bureau member volunteers. Online ExtrasView more coverage on Twitter using the hashtag #OFBAgDay.Like Ohio Farm Bureau on Facebook. See a photo album from the day.Coverage from Ohio Ag Net  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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Mindboggling Facts That Will Make You Care About Pinterest

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#e-commerce#iPad#Pinterest#Reddit#social media#Statistics#twitter lauren orsini Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Related Posts Allow this veteran Pinterest observer to get angry for just a moment: It really grinds my gears when people call Pinterest a “niche” social network. Sure, it’s old news that Pinterest is used predominantly by women. But since when is 50 percent of the human population considered a niche interest group?Conceived by three male co-founders, Pinterest’s visual platform was intended to lend itself just as well to stamp collections as shoe collections. Readwrite’s own Brian Hall discovered just how universal the network can be when he observed, “If Pinterest were a magazine, I suspect it would be kept very close to a toilet.”With 70 million users and climbing, Pinterest isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Here’s why you should start caring about this influential network, better late than never.More E-commerce Than FacebookAccording to social login provider Gigya’s latest numbers, Pinterest grabs 41% of e-commerce traffic. Compare that to Facebook at 37%. Since Pinterest is centered around the social discovery of objects (as opposed to friends and family), it makes sense that Pinterest would eventually have the upper hand, but it’s an accomplishment for any platform to sneak up on Facebook’s number-one-in-everything status. More Lucrative E-commerce Than AnyonePinners don’t just like to shop, they like to spend. Even before Pinterest drove more e-commerce than Facebook did, it already was driving more dollars. While the average social shopper (that is, a shopper who discovers an item on the platform and clicks off site to buy it) spends an average of $60 to $80 when coming from Facebook, she spends more like $140 to $180 when coming from Pinterest. Faster Growth Than Any Other Social NetworkImage via TechCrunch, using Comscore dataPinterest’s staggering statistics aren’t limited to just 2013. Last year the e-commerce platform broke a record by reaching 10 million monthly uniques in just nine months. In one of the most dramatic hockey-stick charts you’ll ever see, Pinterest outpaced Facebook, Twitter and every other network in climbing to that momentous milestone. More Active Registered Users Than RedditIt’s been said that men are from Reddit and women are from Pinterest. If that’s so, then it’s clear who’s winning this battle of the sexes. Both sites have around 70 million registered accounts, but this number doesn’t say anything about who’s using the site and how much. Many people sign up for sites never to log in again. According to Reddit’s latest numbers, only 2 million of its 70 million visitors last month were logged in, active users. Meanwhile, a recent study shows that a staggering 20 million of Pinterest’s 70 million registered users pinned, repinned or liked a pin in June. Not bad for a network that’s featured in the news less than half the time. Average Pin Is More Relevant Than Average TweetTraffic wise, Pinterest isn’t going to edge up on Twitter’s 500 million registered users any time soon. But it’s already competing with the microblogging giant for relevancy, and that’s saying something.According to a recent study from analytics and marketing company Piquora, the average tweet remains useful for a matter of minutes. Meanwhile, the average pin remains clickworthy for months. The reason behind this long tail? Pinners are more likely to discover past pins through search, while Twitter users tend to watch tweets blip in and out of their feeds. Pinterest Rules The iPadFacebook may still dominate the iPhone, but according to a study by ShareThis, Pinterest is the top channel for iPad with an almost 50% share of all social activity on the tablet. When you realize that more people use social networks on mobile devices than on computers (a Comscore study says it’s now mobile over 55% of the time), it puts into perspective just how much pinning is going on. So next time you hear somebody talk about this niche social network that’s just for ladies shopping for shoes, you might want to set them straight.Image courtesy Roxanne Ready on Flickr. Correction: The story has been updated to credit ShareThis for conducting the iPad study. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

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Gujarat swine flu toll touches 220

first_imgWith 12 deaths (six from Ahmedabad) and 212 new cases (including 91 from Ahmedabad, 31 from Vadodara, and 15 from Surat) reported on Wednesday, H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, has become an epidemic in Gujarat. As per the State’s health department figures, 2,095 cases were reported this year, with 220 deaths; 746 have been cured and 1129 are under treatment.Increasing mortality and spread of the H1N1 virus has forced the authorities to launch emergency measures including setting up a dedicated helpline and a statewide awareness campaign.Meanwhile, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday slammed the authorities for “failing to contain the spread” of the virus.After a review meeting, Shanker Chaudhary, Health Minister, said, “More than 15,000 staff members of the health department and civic bodies are working round the clock not only to ensure treatment to patients but also contain the spread of viral flu.” Jayanti Ravi, Health Commissioner, advised anyone with symptoms like cold, sore throat, fever and body ache to immediately go to private or government-run medical centre; all government hospitals are equipped to tackle the illness, she said. The High Court, slammed the authorities, reacting to a Public Interest Litigation petition, which asked for a court-appointed committee to inspect and report on “the sorry state of affairs and callous and negligent attitude on the part of the respondent authorities which has given rise to outbreak of vector and mosquito borne diseases.” Appearing for the petitioner, lawyer K.R. Koshti sought the court’s direction to provide compensation to the victims of swine flu, malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases in the State.last_img read more

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