Antetokounmpo thrills in ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return RELATED VIDEO Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Giannis didn’t hear trash talk from KG, just good advice Giannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGiannis Antetokounmpo may spend just a couple of days here, but he left a lasting imprint in the minds of those who witnessed his fun-loving, childish charisma. The 2017 Most Improved Player in in town for King Bally Entertainment Group’s “Greek Freak Invades Manila” as Antetokounmpo spearheaded a charity project with Makati Science High School as the main benefactor. ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes? PLAY LIST 03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 View comments Antetokounmpo, who’s set to leave the Philippines on Monday, held exhibition games on Sunday at Glorietta Activity Center. PBA players Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo joined Antetokounmpo during the exhibition games where the NBA All-Star dunked, joked, and shot jumpers to the delight of the crowd. FEATURED 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’Antetokoumpo told one of the students of Makati Science High School that he’ll try to visit them and their new basketball court before he leaves. The INQUIRER is one of “Greek Freak Invades Manila’s” media partners.  LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Pres. Weah Exempts LEC from ‘Duty, GST’ on Petroleum Products’

first_imgPres. George Weah: “This Order recognizes existing imperatives that government must tackle.”…Issues Executive Order 94President George Weah on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, issued Executive Order 94, exempting the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) from duty and General Services Tax (GST) on petroleum products, including GST on special categories of equipment, materials and vehicles used by the corporation in the conduct of its operations, an Executive Mansion release said.According to the release, the GST exempt for LEC include 85.04 transformers, 85.44 wires, 73.08 light poles, 90.28.90.00.00 electrical wires, 84.26-84.28 specialized vehicles and 87.02-87.04 operational vehicles.The Executive Order recognizes existing imperatives that government must tackle in order to give the LEC ample capacity to expand a number of connections to the National Electricity Grid.According to the release, during its transition from the use of fossil fuels to hydro power in order to generate electricity, LEC faced external market forces and risks which increased the cost of operations of the corporation.In yesterday’s Executive Order, Weah notes that some of the costs, which are associated with the purchase, delivery and storage, as well as use of fossil fuels, particularly Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), represent a significant expense to LEC, which show investment in the transition to the wider use of Hydro Electronic Power in the country.The Order further states that customs duties and GST on petroleum products are LEC’s cost categories, which have the potential to adversely impact the monthly expense of the corporation, with an implication on its expansion program.ProclamationIn another development, President Weah has issued a Proclamation directing all law enforcement agencies in the country to ensure that children under 18 are not exposed to cigarettes, narcotics, drugs and alcohol.The Proclamation orders that, “No parent or guardian should contribute to the delinquency of minors by giving or sending a child to purchase or exposing a child to substance use such as: narcotics, cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.It is further directed by the Presidential Proclamation that a “person who wishes to enter a shop or store, drug store, bar, night club and entertainment center for the purpose of selling, purchasing, giving or exchanging alcoholic beverages, drugs and narcotic substance must exhibit a valid identification (ID) card confirming he/she is 18 years or above.”According to the Proclamation, “no child under 18 years should consume or purchase narcotics, cigarettes, drugs or alcohol whether for himself/herself or someone else.”It continued, “No persons should endanger the health of another, intentionally and unscrupulously, by giving or serving, or by causing or permitting to be given or served to a child under 18 years or to persons already manifestly suffering from excessive consumption, alcoholic beverages or spirituous liquors of such kind or in such quantity as to make their injurious effect a certainty.”The President issued the Proclamation amid prevalent underage drinking and smoking that has engulfed the society, thus affecting adolescent children and resulting to violent behaviors and other misdemeanors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gov’t. Ends ‘Rescue’ Operation at Gbanepea Mine

first_imgSome of the relief items given to bereaved families of the mine disaster in Gbanepea, Nimba CountyAdditional 13 bodies recoveredTwo months after the Gbanepea Gold Mine disaster in Tappita, Nimba County, where about 40 miners were trapped under a landslide of debris on February 9, 2019, the Liberian government has announced the end to all rescue works at the mine.Nimba County Superintendent D. Dorr Cooper, informed reporters recently, said that rescue works at the mine have finally ended, but government has meanwhile ordered the closure of the mine until the county authority can approve of new policy to properly govern the site.Cooper said about 13 unidentified bodies was recovered during the last rescue, using excavators and other machinery.“As far as we are concerned, there is no more body in the debris, except for places deep in holes that we did not discover until the operation was ordered closed,” he said.Following the collapse of the mine on February 9, 2019, five bodies were recovered from the hole, while few other corpses were reportedly discovered on the shore of the mining pit.With the final removal of another 13 bodies in the last phase of the rescue effort, it means that the numbers of bodies retrieved from the disaster site would be more than 20, leaving several others under the falling rubbles.On February 9, about 40 miners got trapped in the Gbanepea Gold Mine, West of Tappita City, after the mine collapsed during an over night mining.Several miners sustained various degrees of injury, some severely bad, while others were rescued and taken to the nearby hospital for treatment.According to some of the locals, the government’s rescue effort was very slow, although it sent a handful of military personnel to the area, but they did not do much to resolve the confusion that surrounded the misery at the mine.The incident left the entire community polluted with smell of bodies, as well as polluting the water table, thus posing environmental hazard.In late February, ArcelorMittal-Liberia, the Bea Mountain Mining Corporation, CEMENCO, Orange GSM-Liberia and Abi Jauodi Supermarket, donated relief items, including rice, cooking oil, clothing to about 200 family of some of he victims.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lucas: Liverpool stars back under-fire Brendan Rodgers

first_img Liverpool star Lucas with manager Brendan Rodgers 1 Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has insisted he and his Reds team-mates are fully behind under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers.Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Aston Villa eased pressure on the boss, whose role at the club has been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following the team’s tepid start to the season.Such has the spotlight been on the Northern Irishman, that Liverpool this week had to dismiss reports Carlo Ancelotti had been approached about the possibility of taking over.Rodgers reacted to the speculation following Saturday’s win, saying he was perplexed by the ‘hysteria’ currently surrounding the club, while admitting there are a ‘group of people who don’t want me here as the manager’.But a much-needed victory over the Villa eased pressure on the boss, and Brazil international Lucas insists the Reds stars are keen to prove their allegiance with results.“We wanted to win for the manager,” said Lucas.“We know what has been said about him and think we showed we are a group of players behind him and trying to make everything right.”Daniel Sturridge’s first goals since March could not have come at a better time, as he scored twice to guide Liverpool to only their third win of the season.James Milner netted the Reds’ opener after just 66 seconds – with Rudy’s Gestede’s double not enough for Tim Sherwood’s Villans – and the England midfielder attempted to calm the storm, with three points lifting Liverpool to within five points of Premier League leaders Manchester United.“Football is a crazy game, lots of things get said and it changes so fast,” Milner told liverpoolfc.com.“We just need make sure that we concentrate on what’s happening in that dressing room with the backroom staff, the manager and the players, we stick together and hopefully this can kick-start this next run of games for us.“It says a lot about the team that we kept going and got the win.“I think we had the better of the game – in terms of chances, possession and territory but the big man they had up front was dangerous.“They got two goals and that’s something for us to work on.”last_img read more

Who comes out on top? Comparing Everton and Liverpool’s squads next season

first_img 5 Overall verdict – Everton on top right now – It’s a close call but Everton’s additions in the summer have looked mightily strong. Should they add Giroud and Sigurdsson then they certainly have the look of a team that will break into the Champions League places. Everton’s goalkeeping, defence, and midfield have all improved and you would expect the Toffees’ new players to score their fair share of goals. Liverpool managed to just cling onto a Champions League spot last season, and have had an impressive attack for a while, but their defence and goalkeeping is still a worry – we’ve seen it undo all their good work before. Sorry, Reds fans… 5 5 Defence (verdict – Everton on top) – This has been Liverpool’s Achilles heel for far too long and Klopp must sign a central defender and a left-back. Alberto Moreno can’t defend, and Dejan Lovren is inconsistent, but if Liverpool bring in Virgil van Dijk as well as Hull left-back Andrew Robertson or Nice’s Dalbert that would help. Everton’s defence looks healthy with the addition of Michael Keane, who will likely play alongside Ashley Williams in the middle, and Phil Jagielka can continue to offer something. Mason Holgate has plenty of promise and Leighton Baines is still a highly reliable man, who offers a massive threat from the penalty spot and is brilliant free-kick taker. Everton have splashed the cash early to bring in a host of exciting signings, including Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen.And what about Wayne Rooney?Meanwhile, fans at Anfield will hope Jurgen Klopp brings in some stellar talent to bolster a team that broke qualified for the Champions League.Youngster Dominic Solanke and winger Mohamed Salah are the two to arrive so far but many more targets are in sight.So which side has the better squad right now? Goalkeepers (verdict – Everton on top) – Everton’s goalkeeping situation seems sorted after the club splashed £30million on Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford. After flip-flopping between Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg last season, Ronald Koeman will be delighted to have secured one of the country’s brightest young goalkeepers as his starter. Meanwhile Jurgen Klopp has a decision to make. Simon Mignolet has been an unconvincing number one and young up-and-coming German Loris Karius was bought to seemingly replace the Belgian as starter. Karius’ performances were shaky and Mignolet regained some form to take over the starting jersey once more and looks likely to stay there. However, the returning Danny Ward could also pose a threat. Attack (verdict – Liverpool on top) – Liverpool’s £39million purchase of Mohamed Salah, who will likely feature as part of the front three, has added pace and dynamism to a line-up that already features Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Divock Origi. While Daniel Sturridge may be off, the Reds have acquired exciting young Englishman Dominic Solanke from Chelsea and who knows whether Danny Ings may finally get the chance to show what he can do? Everton have lost Romelu Lukaku to Man United, but have added Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney. They may even bring in Olivier Giroud and Koeman also has two Under-20 World Cup winners in his forward ranks and both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman could have a bigger impact on the first team. 5 5 Midfield (verdict – Liverpool on top) – This is a close call as Everton’s midfield looks mightily impressive with the signing of Davy Klaassen and Tom Davies. Additionally, the Toffees also have Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye, Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and James McCarthy to call upon and may even add Gylfi Sigurdsson, while Ross Barkley is likely to leave. However, Liverpool could add Naby Keita to their ranks where they already have Adam Lallana – who shone last year – as well as captain Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum. Of course, the crown jewel is Philippe Coutinho – one of the best players in the entire league and he gives the Reds an extra special edge. last_img read more

DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH ANTRIM TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RTE

first_imgThe Ulster SFC preliminary round meeting of Donegal and Antrim will kickstart the live television coverage of the 2011 GAA Football Championships.The Ballybofey encounter on Sunday, May 15 is the first of this summer’s matches to receive the ‘live’ treatment in what is a trimmed down broadcast schedule.Donegal will have Paddy McGrath and Neil McGee available for their Ulster senior football championship opener against Antrim on Sunday week.Corner-back McGrath and full-back McGee missed the Allianz League Division 2 final win over Laois due to quad strain and hamstring injuries respectively, but both have made good recoveries and will be fit for the visit of the Saffrons. Manager Jim McGuinness also confirmed that Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy came through the league decider unscathed.“The only slight concern we have for the Antrim game is that a few players picked up some bumps and bruises in the All-County League last weekend,” he remarked.“But none of those are of a serious nature, so, hopefully, we will have a full panel to pick from for Sunday week.”DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH ANTRIM TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RTE was last modified: May 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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

McHUGH: POST OFFICES NEED TO INCREASE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY

first_imgDeputy Joe McHughIRELAND needs a sustainable post office network that serves the need of communities in the long term, Donegal TD Joe McHugh said today.“There are genuine concerns regarding the future of post offices and the services they provide in both rural and urban areas,” said the Fine Gael deputy.“I have been engaging with An Post directly to identify the challenges they are facing and with the goal of achieving the best outcome for all those who rely on the services they provide. An Post has many strengths including the largest retail presence in the country and it needs to further exploit its unique position in this regard. “I have called on Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, An Post and the Postmasters to realise a long term plan with a clear strategy around the future of the postal service in this country. In 2016, the Social Welfare contract, which is currently held with An Post, will be up for renewal and this will provide An Post the opportunity to review and agree its proposals with the Government on how it intends to roll out this contract in the future.”Deputy McHugh said that the computerisation of all post offices, the post office network is well positioned to become the front office provider of choice for Government and financial services sector. Any such developments are subject to public procurement requirements as appropriate, he said.“The Government is committed to a strong and viable An Post and supports its maintenance of the maximum number of economically viable post offices, ensuring that Irish customers, both business and residential, enjoy competitively high quality postal services. The Postmaster Union and An Post are two entities which need to come together to find an agreement that will ultimately secure the long-term success of both organisations.“Flexibility and innovation is key to the future of our post offices. AIB have a partnership with An Post so customers of AIB who can’t make it to an AIB branch, can carry out many of their personal and business transactions at their local post office, even on a Saturday morning. Bank of Ireland have had similar arrangements with the UK Post Office and it would be good to see similar partnerships in Ireland. “We have to be realistic about the changing requirements and needs of consumers and customers and I welcome the ongoing debate around how we address these changes and adapt. The job over the next two years is to accurately assess the situation, with a focus on the social welfare contract due to be reviewed in 2016.“Now is the moment to engage all relevant groups and to allow them to outline their viewpoints so we can arrive at a sustainable solution that will not only address the current challenges but also lay the foundations for a strengthened service which will be capable of adapting to our future needs.” McHUGH: POST OFFICES NEED TO INCREASE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY was last modified: February 20th, 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) Tags:An PostJoe McHughlast_img read more

COUNCIL DEPLOYS GRITTING LORRIES AS ICE SET FOR RETURN

first_imgDONEGAL County Council says all of its gritting lorries will operate this evening and overnight due to forecasts for a sharp frost.Showers of hail, sleet and rain have left roads wet today, but these will soon freeze over after dark.The council says staff will grit roads from 5.30pm Met Eireann says it will be cold and mainly dry tonight, with most of the showers dying out.A widespread sharp to severe frost will form, along with icy stretches on untreated roads. A few patches of mist are possible also. Lowest temperatures plus 1 to -3 C. COUNCIL DEPLOYS GRITTING LORRIES AS ICE SET FOR RETURN was last modified: February 15th, 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) Tags:COUNCIL DEPLOYS GRITTING LORRIES AS ICE SET FOR RETURNlast_img read more

Chelsea Ladies sign South Korea star

first_imgChelsea Ladies have added another international to their squad, this time signing South Korea’s Ji So-Yun.The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who has represented her country 55 times and scored 26 goals having made her debut aged just 15, has agreed a two-year deal with manager Emma Hayes’ side.Ji joins the club from Japanese league and cup holders INAC Kobe Leonessa, who defeated Chelsea Ladies in the final of December’s International Women’s Club Championship in Tokyo.Emma Hayes’ squad has been strengthened.The three-time Korean Footballer of the Year is Hayes’ fifth signing this winter, having already added England quartet Rachel Williams, Laura Bassett, Gilly Flaherty and Katie Chapman to her squad for this year’s WSL, which gets underway in April.“What a fantastic signing for the club,’”said Hayes. “I believe she is one of the best midfielders in the world and our fans will love her.”Ji, who will become the first Korean woman to play in the WSL, added: “I am glad to be joining Chelsea Ladies and look forward to the new challenge of playing football in Europe.“I will get myself in gear to become an integral player for my team and to lead Chelsea to the highest possible levels.“I hope many fans will be greatly interested in our team and my activities. I will always do my best for our club and Chelsea fans.”See also:Chelsea Ladies snap up Dutch midfielderFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more