IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments League leaders Pocari Sweat and Creamline part ways when they collide Saturday to chase solo top spot in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.It’s going to be Alyssa Valdez’s last game for the Cool Smashers before the phenomenal spiker joins the national team for a two-week training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Game time is at 4 p.m., followed by the 6:30 p.m. match between the Power Smashers and Perlas-BanKo at Filoil Flying V Centre.Valdez’s absence is expected to affect Creamline’s campaign as she’s currently the league top scorer and the team’s heart and soul. —MARC ANTHONY REYESFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ LATEST STORIES Wanted: Team chemistry Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer
UP NEXTWizards: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.Pistons: Visit the New York Knicks on Saturday in the first game of a New York City back-to-back.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Kevin Durant ejected in return as Bucks rout Warriors Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “This wasn’t a pretty game, but we found a way to get the win and stay in the hunt,” Reggie Jackson said. “Andre deserves a lot of credit for that, because he was great. We know he can get big numbers, but he was taking away everything in the post tonight. That was huge.”The Pistons moved within 4 ½ games of the Bucks for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Bucks played at the Golden State Warriors later on Thursday.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 crownDetroit was missing power forward Blake Griffin, who was a late scratch with an ankle contusion. Griffin, who was getting an MRI on Thursday night, is averaging 19.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 25 games since joining Detroit late January.In his absence, the Pistons went back to the high pick-and-roll offense that worked so well for Jackson and Drummond. 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 LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “Reggie still doesn’t have his legs back — he played 28 minutes tonight and he was really tired — but we were able to go back to running that offense,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “He had eight assists, but if you look at the passes he made where we missed shots, he could have had even more.”Anthony Tolliver, starting for Griffin, scored 14 points, while reserve post players Henry Ellenson and Eric Moreland combined for 11 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes.“A.T. was really good, but we expect that from him,” Van Gundy said. “It was Henry and Moreland who were huge. Henry hasn’t played on a regular basis since we got Blake, but he did a great job for us tonight.”Bradley Beal had 15 points for Washington and Kelly Oubre added 14. The Wizards, who would have clinched a playoff spot with a win, have lost four of five.“We know, and that’s the most disappointing part of this,” Beal said. “We just have to put that behind us and win some more games.”ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Both teams struggled in the first half, which finished with a 49-all tie. They combined to shoot 6 for 25 (24 percent) on 3-pointers, while the Pistons turned the ball over nine times. Drummond had seven points, 12 rebounds and a blocked shot in the half, while Beal led the Wizards with 10 points.Otto Porter Jr. had to be helped off the court early in the third quarter with a sprained right ankle, and the Pistons were able to move the lead to 63-55.“We don’t know how serious it is, but we think it is a mild sprain, which is a great sign,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We’ll see how he is in a couple days, and then a couple more days, and we’ll make our decisions.”Drummond scored 13 points in the third, giving him 20 for the game and Detroit finished the quarter on an 8-0 run to take an 81-66 lead. Beal was injured in a collision with Ellenson at the end of the quarter, but returned in the fourth.“We just couldn’t make any shots in that quarter and we weren’t attacking,” Brooks said. “When nothing’s falling, you have to manufacture points at the line, and we couldn’t even get into the bonus.”The Wizards cut the gap to 91-87 with 5:15 left, but Detroit scored the next six points, including four from Jackson.TIP-INSWizards: Brooks said before the game that John Wall (knee) is close to returning and could play as soon as Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets.Pistons: Detroit announced an honorary call-up of G League forward Zeke Upshaw, who died Monday of heart problems after collapsing during a game on Saturday. Upshaw, 26, was in his second season with the Grand Rapids Drive, Detroit’s G League affiliate.DRUMMOND’S BIG GAMESDrummond recorded the 20th 20/20 game of his career, the most of any NBA player since he joined the league in the 2012-13 season. DeAndre Jordan (15) is the only other player with more than 10.“Obviously, 24 and 23 is incredible, but that doesn’t tell you how good he really was,” Van Gundy said. “He was so active on both ends of the floor that he changed the game.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) passes the ball while guarded by Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) and center Andre Drummond, rear, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons might have waited too long to start a serious push for the playoffs, though they are hoping to at least make things interesting for the Milwaukee Bucks.Andre Drummond scored 24 points and pulled down 23 rebounds, and the Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 103-92 on Thursday night for their fifth win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT
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Describing the growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as “fair” for 2018, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has made a call for the traditional sectors, such as forestry, to be supported, as these sectors are being overlooked with the production of oil coming on stream soon.This is according to the Chamber’s President, Nicholas Boyer, who was speaking at a recent event hosted at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown.“We will need to do more to support and improve our traditional sectors that are renewable, such as agriculture and forestry, for instance, as they face the risk of losing competitiveness on account of higher wages in the oil industry and construction sector and appreciation in our currency,” he said.While giving a brief review on the country’s economic performance, Boyer pointed out that the construction sector grew by 11 per cent as a result of the preparations for the oil industry requiring an increase in construction of residential and commercial facilities. In addition, he alluded to the bauxite industry which grew by 24.6 per cent as a result of new bauxite companies.As a consequence, the GCCI head said, “When you analyse this data, you realise that the biggest risk facing us is that of an undiversified economy and the spread of Dutch Disease,” as he called for more emphasis to be placed on renewable sectors.On another note, Boyer highlighted that credit to the private sector increased by 4.2 per cent to $233.6 billion.He dubbed this increase as a good one but also signalled some concerns. “As commercial project sizes grow, indigenous banks will be hampered by a low single borrower limit, and local real estate developers will be outcompeted by regional ones that have access to a cheaper cost of capital,” he pointed out.Importantly, he emphasised on Government’s spending for last year, which increased by double figures. “Government spending for 2018 was $216.7 billion, which represented an increase of 11.1 per cent, again (in) contrast (to) that we have an increase in GDP of 4.1 per cent,” Boyer reminded.Against this backdrop, he said total tax revenue increased by 16 per cent, pointing out that “this is why in the expenditure approach to GDP analysis, boosting the C, Private Sector consumption, is always better than just boosting the G, which is Government spending net of taxes, as an increase in Private Sector spending has a multiplier effect and can give more growth than a similar increase in Government spending”.Last week, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali, opined that with the right investment opportunities and economic environment, Guyana’s traditional sectors can thrive to provide more employment and other benefits, rather than a sole dependence on taxation to garner capital.He was at the time being interviewed on the creation of jobs, where he assured that under his Government, economic sectors will not be neglected. It was explained that the prospects of oil is not the “only saviour” since traditional sectors are opportunistic with assistance from Government. “We need a Government that has ideas and vision and not a Government that seems to be barren on ideas and think that taxes is the only solution in terms of raising capital. Also, this thing that oil and gas as the only saviour out there or opportunity that is ahead for Guyana. Oil and gas would bring tremendous opportunity for Guyana but there are great opportunities in all the traditional sectors and also in newer sectors with a little tweaking,” he stated.Ali expressed that draconian measures on Government’s end have seen downward spiralling of most of these sectors. This is owing to the lack of incentive regime for investments among other unfavourable moves that were noticed, especially in the mining sector. In five years, he informed that the industry has declined by approximately 40 per cent, with an average 15,000 persons directly affected.
“I think in the first half we were really good and maybe we could have got another goal,” Southgate told ITV.“I can’t ask for more from the players. I think knockout football is about fine margins and when you have good spells against fine sides you need to take your chances.“Tonight we weren’t quite there but we will learn from that. We left everything out there.”Southgate said the players were deeply disappointed, but that his young team could achieve great things in the years to come, with the European Championship just two years away.“It’s impossible to say anything to make the players feel better at this moment in time,” he said.“We have to be proud of what we’ve achieved. I don’t think anyone could have given any more.“Players had run out of steam but that’s partly their age –- they’re still physically maturing. Croatia have hardened warriors whose understanding of big matches at times came to the fore.“The players have to go through big matches and experiences to become a team that can win. They have to use this experience for benefit and I know that what’s happened over the last few weeks will make them a stronger team.”Harry Kane looks set to claim the Golden Boot as the World Cup’s leading scorer, but the Tottenham star rarely looked like adding to his six goals against Croatia.– ‘Suffer the result’ –“I think he’s given absolutely everything for the team,” Southgate said of the 24-year-old England captain.“I think now is the time for us to be strong as a group and take the time to reflect on the performance a little bit over the next couple of days.“He’s captained the team brilliantly over the tournament and I can’t ask for more from him.”It was England’s best performance at a major tournament since Southgate was part of the team that reached the semi-finals at Euro ’96.England arrived at this World Cup with the least experienced squad in terms of caps, but Southgate said the agony of losing was just as strong despite surpassing limited expectations.“We all feel the pain of the defeat. Did we expect to be in this position? I don’t think realistically any of us did,” he said.“But when you’ve got to this point, and we’ve played as well as we have, you want to take those opportunities in life.”“There will in time be a lot of positives to take,” he added. “It’s very hard to put that into context and a bit too soon really, because I think you have to suffer the result a little bit. It’s too easy to move on quickly.”England will return to their Repino base near Saint Petersburg ahead of Saturday’s third place play-off against Belgium, a repeat of their final group match.“The honest thing is it’s not a game any team wants to play,” Southgate admitted. “We have two days to prepare and we’ll want to give a performance of huge pride.“Of course it’s going to be a really difficult task over the next 24 hours to get everyone mentally back to where we want them for a game like that. That will be the challenge.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Southgate’s England slipped to defeat with a World Cup final in sight © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 12 – Manager Gareth Southgate said England “left everything out there” after falling to an extra-time defeat by Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.England were hoping to reach a first World Cup final since 1966, but let an early lead slip to lose 2-1.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s George’ BlackBerry’ Odhiambo in action against Azam. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, July 11 – Two extra-time goals condemned Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tanzanian side Azam FC in the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi-final played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday.The match had ended to a goalless draw in regulation time, forcing the match to head to extra-time and this is where K’Ogalo found themselves on the receiving end, with Ditram Nchimbi sending Azam ahead on the 92nd minute before Bruce Kangwa added the second on the 100th minute. The result blew away Gor Mahia’s hopes of avenging the 2-0 loss against Azam in the same competition at the 2015 edition final and end K’Ogalo’s wish of winning the regional Club Cup for the first time in 33 years.The last time Gor Mahia won the Cup was in 1985 when they beat bitter rivals AFC Leopards 2-0 when the competition was hosted in Sudan.Gor Mahia’s Geoffrey Walusimbi in action in the CECAFA Kagame Cup against Tanzanian side Azam. Photo/COURTESYTusker FC are the last Kenyan club to lift the title in 2008 when they beat Uganda Revenue Authority 2-1 in Tanzania.Nchimbi broke the deadlock with a well taken half volley shot after a rebound from Gor Mahia defender Charles Momanyi found his favourite right foot to hit the ball past keeper Boniface Oluoch.Kangwa sealed the win in the first half of the extra-time after weaving past Momanyi to fire home and double the lead.Azam were able to contain the Kenyan giants in the second half to win the match with the same score-line they beat Gor with three years ago and storm the final where they will meet the winner of Simba SC Vs Zanzibar’s Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi semi-final.Azam are the defending champions.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “The city has been blessed to have had Alex Padilla in charge during those years,” said Councilman Eric Garcettti, who took over as council president last week and presented Padilla with a lucite-encased gavel. Padilla surrendered the post to concentrate on his bid for the state Senate. He is challenging Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez, D-San Fernando, for the seat. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The truth behind the success of City Councilman Alex Padilla‘s bid nearly five years ago to become council president finally came out on Tuesday – it was a pair of tickets to the Acadamy Awards show given to a key ally on the council. “Alex called me up and said he had two tickets he couldn’t use and he knew I wanted to go, so he gave them to me,” Councilman Dennis Zine said during an hourlong council tribute to Padilla. Zine, who insisted he would have voted for Padilla in any case, said the gesture locked in his vote for the presidency. Padilla, who was elected council president when he was 28 – the youngest person ever to hold the post – was honored for leading the panel during troublesome times that included budget crises, San Fernando Valley secession and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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