Compton hopes resolute Aces become inspiration to ‘the little guys’

first_imgColumn: This version of Woods seems like a nostalgia act Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alaska also lost one of its stars in Calvin Abueva in the middle of the conference. Abueva was suspended indefinitely by the Aces after he failed to report to the team for more than a week.Then, Jeron Teng, Alaska’s promising rookie, got involved in a stabbing incident along with his former college teammates and was out for a month.Still, the Aces managed to finish in the top two at the end of the elimination round.Alaska dealt with more woes in the playoffs after its import Diamon Simpson hurt his ankle in Game 2 of the semifinals against San Miguel.Simpson played through an ankle injury and got a busted lip in the fourth quarter of Game 4, but that didn’t stop him from putting up 24 points, 21 rebounds and three blocks to lead Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t know if there’s much more I could ask from the guys. I thought we played incredibly hard again. We overcame a lot,” Compton said.“I think a lot of people expected our guys to quit already in Game 3, but we didn’t,” he added. “I’ll go to war with my guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Compton offered no excuses despite the fact that the calls didn’t go their way and that it would’ve helped their case had import Diamon Simpson was healthy.“All the adversities we’ve went through just one of the craziest, actually the single craziest conference I’ve ever had as a head coach here,” Compton said. “Of all the things that happened they didn’t make excuses, they kept fighting.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ “I wanna commend Diamon Simpson he was playing on a leg and a half for a few games. I challenged my guys after, after our terrible year last year, we came back and we did a good job.Apart from Simpson, the locals also came up big for the Aces.Big man Vic Manuel set the tone for Alaska in the first half with 13 points while guard Simon Enciso kept the Aces in thick of things in the fourth quarter where the Beermen threatened to pull away.Enciso had 19 points and seven assists while Manuel scored 20 points but was practically shut down in the second half.“I’m extremely disappointed for my guys with the incredible effort that they showed.”Compton hopes the Aces will serve as inspiration to the “little guy” with the way they stood tall and still had a good amount of success despite the circumstances.“The little guy has to fight hard to stand up. The guy who gets beat up but still gets back on his feet and keeps fighting. I wanna see those people be inspired by the little guy having a fair chance,” he said.“I think our greatest responsibility as Alaska, as an independent, is to play as hard as we can and try to inspire the little guy. Those people who feel like all hope is lost, we’re still going to stand up and fight,” Compton said. “That’s the greatest responsibility and challenge that we have.” Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 awardcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska scrapped and clawed from the opening tip up to the final buzzer the way a desperate team fighting for survival would.There was nothing more head coach Alex Compton could ask for the Aces, who did everything they could in a 104-99 loss to the San Miguel Beermen, who advanced to the finals yet again.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

Smell hangs over Fort St. John

first_imgSeveral residents are reporting a strong smell in the east end of Fort St. John.Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca have received several reports of a strong condensate smell in the east end of Fort St. John.The Fort St. John Fire Department tells us at the moment they haven’t received any calls which could explain the smell. Their best guess, is the current weather has trapped the smell in the community after a condensate truck has passed through.- Advertisement -If you have any more information to share about this story, please email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com or call 250-787-7100last_img read more


first_imgRónán Mac Aodha Bhuí will be celebrating our cultural links with our Celtic neighbours this week on his Rónán Beo @ 3 show on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta over the next couple of days.Today he will have a music session recorded in studio with Manx Singer Ruth Keggin and her band.Ruth will be singing traditional and contemporary songs in Manx Gaelic from her new album ‘Sheear’. She will be accompanied by James Lindsay on double bass and Dave Pearce on guitar. Ruth also talks about the renewal of the Manx language, and her own delight at being able to sing these songs in Manx for us. On Thursday, Rónán will bring us a session in studio with Scottish band Dàimh, with their newest member Griogar Labhruidh. Griogar brought out an album with Gaoth Dobhair singer and musician Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde a few years ago, and is well known to RnaG listeners.Dàimh have a strong following in Scotland, and have been nominated several time for the Scots traditional music prizes. The group is Angus Mc Kenzie, Damien Helliwell, Gabe Mc Varish, Ross Martin, and Griogar.Tune in to Rónán Beo @3 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm for music from our Celtic neighbours to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge.  RÓNÁN TO SHOWCASE OUR CELTIC COUSINS was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMick in his proud Donegal jersey after his run.A Donegal man has just completed a 100 mile run in less than 30 hours! Mick Baikie, from Annagry, completed his 100 mile run in Tahoe, USA with a great time of 29.30.27.Mick began his run at 5am Saturday. He ran all day Saturday, through the night and finished at 10.30am Sunday (US time). So far Mick has raised an incredible $8,261 for Roots Ethiopia. The money Mick has raised will support education in Ethiopia.Mick is tired and sore but is over the moon with his achievement.And to top it all off Mick is proudly representing Donegal as he crossed the finish line…….another victory for Donegal today!https://www.crowdrise.com/micksgreatbigrunforrootsethiopia MICK’S AMAZING 100 MILE RUN FOR CHARITY – IN LESS THAN 30 HOURS was last modified: July 17th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AnnagrycharitydonegalETHIOPIAMicklast_img read more

Juventus eyeing up Manchester United defender

first_img IN DEMAND 1 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Darmian is looking for a move to Serie A LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Sandro has provisionally given the green light to a £85,000-a-week five-year deal with the French champions and they now just need to agree a fee for him.So far PSG have offered £40m, which includes bonuses, but Juventus have set an asking price of £44m.It is expected that the two clubs will eventually strike an agreement and, according to TuttoMercatoWeb, Juve will swoop for Darmian when they do.The Serie A champions have been tracking the 28-year-old Italian for months but they have always failed to agree a deal.Manchester United have always demanded around £18m for the defender, who can play at left or right-back.That has proved too steep for Juventus, but with the added cash from Sandro’s sale it could finally be achievable. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Juventus will press ahead with a move for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian – if Alex Sandro leaves.The Brazilian is a target for Paris Saint-Germain and has reportedly already agreed personal terms with them. LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED LATEST targets RANKED moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets last_img read more


first_imgJOB VACANCY: Fortius HR on behalf of our client, one of Donegal’s leading Waste Management companies with a particular focus on collection, segregation and recovery services, wish to recruit an Office Manager. Based at the clients premises in South West Donegal, the role will report to the Managing Director and will involve overseeing the operation of the office to ensure a first class service to customers.The Job: Working as part of a small skilled team, responsibilities will include:Day to day management of the office.Management of the waste collection fleet to include liaising with private households and business customers, lorry drivers and operatives on a daily basis to ensure customers are serviced as scheduled.Maintenance of client accounts and database.Payment processing and creditor/debtor management.Taking responsibility for specific projects to include leading the efficient implementation of a pay-by-weight debit card/barcoding system on private bins.Producing and managing reports for managementThe Candidate:Experience in logistics, high volume manufacturing or transport operations would be an advantage.Understands the importance of customer service and business development.Has particular attention to detail and strong IT and organisiational skills.Previous experience in an EPA licensed facility is desirable.Remuneration:An attractive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate.To Apply: To apply for this role please send your CV in confidence to lynn@fortiushr.com. JOB VACANCY: LEADING DONEGAL WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LOOKING TO RECRUIT OFFICE MANAGER was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Picture Special: Sampling a Taste of Donegal at 2017 launch

first_imgThe 2017 A Taste of Donegal Food Festival was officially launched on Wednesday 26th July.The ever popular Taste Of Donegal will take place on the last weekend of August 2017 from Friday 25th-Sunday 27th.This will be the ninth annual event, which attracts foodies from all over the world to the tented village on the Pier in Donegal Town. The launch night at the Failte Ireland Office in Donegal Town was hosted by Chairperson of Donegal Tourism Seamus Neely.Lisnamulligan Farm of Castlefin served up some delicious street food give a taste of the top produce coming to the festival. Music was provided by Enda Ferriter. There will be around 120 food and drink exhibitors, top hotels and restaurants showcasing and selling artisan produce, wine and craft beers at the upcoming event. A full itinerary of high profile cookery demonstrations with world class celebrity chefs is planned once again this year.A Taste of Donegal Food Festival CommitteeTop names for 2017 demos include Catherine Fulvio, Neven Maguire, Gary O’ Hanlon, Kevin Dundon, Kieran Duey and Chef Brian Mc Dermott, and many more.Visit www.atasteofdonegal.com to view the full programme. Follow A Taste of Donegal Facebook for updates: www.facebook.com/A-Taste-of-Donegal-Food-Festival…Picture Special: Sampling a Taste of Donegal at 2017 launch was last modified: July 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:a taste of donegal food festivaleventspicture speciallast_img read more

Fall Colors Have a Function

first_imgDeciduous trees have an investment decision to make when fall chill sets in: do they send their sunlight-produced nutrients to the roots early, and so risk damage to the leaves from autumn sunlight, or should they spend more energy creating a sunscreen that allows them to produce nutrients longer, and thereby increase food storage in the roots for the upcoming winter?    The determining factor may be the amount of nitrogen in the soil, claims a press release from the Geological Society of America.  According to research done by a graduate student at University of North Carolina, in nitrogen-poor soils the balance is tipped toward investing in sunscreen.  It takes energy to produce the reddish anthocyanins, but these allow the leaves to work overtime producing nutrients from the impoverished soil.  Trees in more nitrogen-rich soils can simply fade to yellow before falling.    The student’s advisor remarked, “The rainbow of color we see in the fall is not just for our personal human enjoyment — rather, it is the trees going on about their lives and trying to survive.”There are a couple of problems with the advisor’s remark.  First, it ascribes personality and intent to a plant.  The plant has no brain to figure out what to do; rather, it has been pre-programmed with elaborate mechanisms that ensure its survival.  Did the tree figure out how to manufacture anthocyanins?  Did it know in advance that these molecules will allow it to extract more nutrients from the nitrogen-poor soil?  Was it “trying to survive”?  Of course not.  The mechanisms discovered are marks of engineering for robustness.    The second problem is an either-or fallacy between plant survival and human enjoyment.  These functions are not mutually exclusive.  They also raise interesting philosophical questions.  Why should humans feel enjoyment at the rainbow of color in the fall?  What is the evolutionary advantage to pleasure at a scene that does not produce food or offspring?  Why shouldn’t a human sense alarm at the apparent death of a source of food?    Actually, the advisor left open the possibility that joy might be a purpose, by saying it is not just for our personal human enjoyment.  But to push the point, she would have had to explain how the pleasure response in humans to apparently useless beauty had adaptive value.  That would not be very romantic, would it?  It would be just another example of evolutionism taking the soul out of life.  If you are an evolutionist feeling good walking through the rainbow of colors in a fall display, maybe you should be surprised by joy.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Seeing is believing with Delta bag track app

first_imgIn a case of seeing is believing,  Delta Air Lines has introduced a new feature for its Fly Delta 4.0 mobile app that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to allow passengers to watch their checked luggage go through its journey.The app is all about visibility and allows passengers to “see” where their bag was last on its domestic journey, from the  departure airport to the ramp, the belly of the airplane, a connection airport and, finally, the baggage claim.Delta has rolled out the enabling RFID tracking technology at 84 airports in the US, where it rep[laces the barcode hand scanning used by the industry since the early 90s.The new system uses  radio waves to capture highly accurate and consistent data stored on an RFID chip embedded in the luggage tag and Delta’s initial deployments of RFID showed that bags were tracked at a 99.9 percent success rate.The airline’s domestic stations now offer overhead map views—complete with narratives such as “Delivered to Claim Area 5,” or “Bag Off Plane DL1196 LAX-OGG”.Delta is the first airline “to offer this level of visibility,” according to Bill Lentsch, the carrier’s vice of airline operations and airport customer service.“From the moment our customers drop off their bag, we want them to know we’re looking out for it every step of the way and working to take the stress out of flying one innovation at a time,” Lentsch said.When a passenger tracks a checked bag, the mobile app’s display opens on a zoomed out map of the U.S. as the bag travels from departure airport to arrival airfield.Then the map zooms to an overhead airport view. The display shows when the bag’s been offloaded and at just what baggage claim to find it. The last known location of the luggage is represented on your screen via a suitcase icon.Mobile devices and assorted apps can be useful provided they’re not too complicated.  Fly Delta 4.0 offeres passengers a simplified mobile experience that automatically updates when flights change, according to Rhonda Crawford, the airline’s vice president global distribution & digital strategy.last_img read more

Gallagher Estate to be the centre of competitiveness discussions

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, November 4 2013 – After months of planning, the country’s first Competitiveness Forum hosted by Brand South Africa will take place on Tuesday 5 November at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, Gauteng.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will deliver the main address of the day to over 200 delegates who will come together, from the broad cross section of society, to interrogate South Africa’s competitiveness and how the country can improve its global reputation.Ministers in the Presidency Trevor Manuel and Collins Chabane and Deputy Minister Obed Bapela will also interact with stakeholders at the Forum so that all industry and sector specific plans can be aligned to the broader country developmental objectives.Speaking ahead of the Forum, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “The discussion at Gallagher Estate on Tuesday will begin a national conversation on how each citizen can be part of driving South Africa’s competitiveness.  To do this we must have a common understanding of the concept of competitiveness.  A nation’s reputation rests on whether it can deliver good value to citizens, tourists and investors.  If we understand this, we will understand how South Africa can become a globally competitive nation that attracts inwards flows of investment from multinationals as well as tourists.  If we are active citizens committed to developing a capable state, we can grow our country in a way that will contribute to job creation and improved investment.  This is what the inaugural Competitiveness Forum is about.”Participants in the Forum will also have the opportunity to participate in one of five breakaway sessions on issues that will make a significant contribution to South Africa’s overall competitiveness.•    FDI which will be moderated by Dr Renee Horne of WITS University•    Education, Skills and Labour which will be moderated by Dr Adam Gordon•    Manufacturing and Related Services which will be moderated by Bronwyn Kilpatrick of Deloitte•    Governance and Leadership which will be moderated by Dr Vuyo Mahlati of the National Planning Commission•    Infrastructure which will be moderated by Dr Thokozane Simelane of Africa Institute of South Africa.There are still a few seats available if you would like to participate in this Forum at which there will be a robust dialogue and a dynamic exchange of ideas on how to grow South Africa.  Please register online at www.southafrica.info or http://www.brandsouthafrica.com/projects/sa-competitiveness-forum/sacf-registration.  You can also join the conversation at #SACF2013 or @Brand_SA (https://twitter.com/Brand_SA)Note to Editors:Brand South Africa’s partners in this event include:International Women’s Forum (SA)The International Women’s Forum (IWF) is a global organisation of preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement who come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, enrich lives, provide a network of support and exert influence. Through its Leadership Foundation, the IWF helps prepare future generations of women leaders. With forums throughout North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the IWF facilitates networking among women of achievement and promotes opportunities for women in leadership. Founded in 1982 in the United States, the IWF has grown across five continents into 26 nations and 60 affiliated forum locations and currently has a membership of over 5 000 women leaders.  The International Women’s Forum of South Africa (IWFSA) was established in 2000. IWFSA currently has some 70 members drawn from government, business, the sciences, the arts and numerous other areas.Reputation InstituteReputation Institute is a leading reputation-based advisory firm, founded in 1997.  The most prominent management tool is the RepTrak model for analysing the reputations of companies and institutions – best known via the Forbes-published Global RepTrak 100, the world’s largest study of corporate reputations.DeloitteUnder the Deloitte brand, around 200,000 professionals in independent firms globally, collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services to selected clients. Deloitte is one of Africa’s leading professional services firms. It provides these services through nearly 3,800 people in 9 offices in South Africa and 17 cities in Southern Africa. Deloitte is the South African member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte aims to drive economic growth, capitalise on business opportunities and respond productively to challenges. Through its business, it supports the creation of a sustainable and prosperous society.Manufacturing CircleThe Manufacturing Circle was formed in 2008. It interacts with government and other stakeholders in order to review, debate and help formulate policies which will have a positive impact on South Africa’s manufacturing base. The Manufacturing Circle is made up of a number of South Africa’s leading medium to large manufacturing companies from a wide range of industries. Some of the members are leading South African exporters of manufactured goods to markets around the globe, others are locally based and locally focused companies competing with the best in the world. There is one common denominator among them and that is a passion for manufacturing, coupled with a fervent belief that for South Africa to be economically strong, its manufacturing sector must be strong. A strong and developing manufacturing sector will drive the creation of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in the South African economy.Department of Trade and IndustryThe Department of Trade and Industry is headed by Minister Rob Davies. The Department aims to facilitate transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation.Proudly South AfricanFirst conceived at the Presidential Job Summit in 1998, the Proudly South African Campaign was born out of socio-economic necessity to create jobs, under the leadership of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela. Through the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), the Proudly South African Campaign was launched in 2001 and supported by Government, Organised Business (BUSA), Organised Labour and Organised Community.The Proudly South African “buy local” campaign encourages the nation to buy local products and make use of local services, in an effort to stimulate the local economy and help create jobs. Proudly SA also promotes national pride, patriotism and social cohesion. When consumers buy locally produced products and support local service providers, the local economy is stimulated and sustainable job opportunities are created. By supporting local producers and manufacturers (by buying goods which carry the Proudly South African logo or a ‘Made in South Africa’ label) each and every South African can contribute towards creating a bigger demand for home grown products and services; stimulating South Africa’s economic growth; helping to prevent job losses and helping to create job opportunities.National Planning CommissionThe National Planning Commission is chaired by the Minister in the Presidency for National Planning, Trevor Manuel. The NPC is responsible for developing a long-term vision and strategic plan for South Africa. It will also advise on cross-cutting issues that impact on South Africa’s long-term development. The NPC’s mandate is to take a broad, cross-cutting, independent and critical view of SA, to help define the country we seek to achieve by 2030 and to map out a path to achieve those objectives. The Commission has produced the National Development Plan, which is the blueprint for a successful South Africa. The establishment of the NPC is government’s promise to its citizens that it is building a state that will grow the economy, reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of all citizens.PMR AfricaPMR Africa offers consulting, research and risk management services. The PMR Africa national survey measures ‘excellence’ according to eleven attributes, which include customer service, BEE, social responsibility and sustainable development. Its questionnaires are developed with the input of key role-players in the specific industries. PMR also generates country profiles, with information on nations’ economic and social standing and puts together community profiles. These community surveys and the collection of data on local dynamics constitute a vital source of information. The purpose of this survey is to strengthen the strategies of communities, as well as to empower communities.Wits Business SchoolThe Wits Business School mission is to establish and maintain excellence in scholarship in business and management education, through the promotion of research and teaching in the various business and management disciplines. WBS has a strong reputation as a leading business school provider of MBA and other Masters business degree courses, and an extensive range of short-course executive education, leadership development, and corporate learning options. As one of the leading business schools in South Africa, its terrain of knowledge and activity is local, African, and international. WBS academic faculty is drawn from a number of nationalities including Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ireland, USA and Madagascar. Approximately half of its academic fulltime staff is non-South African. The visiting faculty is primarily based in the United States, and it has representation from several other countries.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.Follow Brand South Africa@Brand_SA (https://twitter.com/Brand_SA)For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: nadias@brandsouthafrica.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more