first_imgView comments The Lady Warriors, however, took issue from it and decided to retaliate after not seeing the three key Lady Falcons in front of them.UE scored its first win of the season in four sets, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13, in a game wherein Shaya Adorador and Kat Arado let their actions ring true to their words.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We felt that they took it easy on us because we didn’t see Galanza and Permentilla so we talked that the outside spikers aren’t on the floor,” said Adorador Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“So every single one of us stepped up and we told ourselves that ‘no team would be treated lightly, we can’t allow that.’” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adamson head coach Air Padda had good intentions when she opted to not include Jema Galanza, Eli Soyud, and Chiara Permentilla in her starting lineup against University of the East in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Comboy, FEU rule first UAAP 3×3 tournament It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For Arado, the reigning Best Digger, the absence of the three key Lady Falcons in the first set fired her up that she vowed that no ball would fall on their side of the floor.Arado also thought of the sacrifices her team went through the season having lost their first six games of the tournament, and she wouldn’t allow the experience to be just thrown away.“When I didn’t see them at the start, it really pushed me and I told my teammates I’ll get every ball thrown our way,” said Arado who had 24 excellent digs and 32 excellent receptions. “Our group has gone through so much and I can’t allow myself to see this game be lost.”And Adorador, who averages 10.5 points per game, waited until the fifth set to finally throw her frustration at Adamson’s way.The senior hitter had seven of her 11 points in the fifth set, with her 10th point coming off a block on Mylene Paat for Adamson’s 14-11 lead before finishing off the Lady Eagles with a soft off-speed kill.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

first_imgReaching the port entrance and joined by a number of ECOMOG troops, Emeka and his fellow soldiers met a group of INPF fighters. Among them was the hotheaded rebel force commander, Prince Yormie Johnson. Johnson was walking up and down the pavement, swearing, cussing, stamping his feet, and punching the air with his fists. The Gambian troops, who had been manning the entrance, had stopped pleading with him. Instead, like the rest of the peacekeeping troops who had joined those moments later, they regarded Prince Johnson in silence. However, the air was full of fear and hatred. Fear, because many of the ECOMOG soldiers were afraid of the fighters and stood trembling; hatred, because the rebels considered the Freeport and everything in it as spoils of war. They could not bear the thought of being deprived of it all by foreigners they had just harbored into the country. And even before the arrival of ECOMOG, Prince Johnson and his men had ransacked the port of almost everything that could be stolen. But with the coming of the peacekeepers this seemed no longer possible. Enraged, each day saw the rebel leader and his men sit down at their Caldwell base, plotting ways in which they could recapture the port and send the ECOMOG troops packing.However, as much as INPFL fighters were known to have looted from the Freeport of Monrovia, they were by no means the only ones who did so. Nearly everyone living within the vicinity of the Freeport went every day and came out of the port with looted items. But how did they enter the fence, especially since it was being guarded heavily first by INPFL fighters and then by ECOMOG troops? They threw carbolic acid on to the fence. By this means they were able to punch as many holes into the walls as possible. Through these they came and went in the dark of night. Although Prince Johnson, considered then a disciplinarian, was believed to have warned his fighters against looting and had even killed a number of his own men, nevertheless some fighters were known to have aided the civilians, in order to get their hands on the loot as well. But sometimes the civilians were caught and shot. Once, so the story goes, Prince Johnson came upon a group of civilians looting things out of a shipping container. Without a word, the rebel leader threw a grenade. In the few seconds it took the looters to scream for their lives, the grenade exploded and everybody was killed.Now, Prince Johnson grew angrier. His voice could be heard throughout the deserted streets of Monrovia, strewn with bullet casings, cartridge shells, and corpses. One or two civilian cars, crammed full of INPLF fighters, some sitting onto the rooftops, some hanging from the windows, drove past at a terrific speed. Commandeered by the fighters and poorly maintained, these vehicles often caught fire, and the fighters would scurry out to save their skins. But usually it mattered very little. At that time, the rebels could arrest, abduct, beat up anybody and commandeer his vehicle, or simply pickup it up wherever it could be found. “What you mean we can’t enter the port with weapons?” Prince Johnson said to the Nigerian Chief of Staff, who had come along with the ECOMOG force commander. “My men fought and died over this port for you ECOMOG soldiers, and you’re telling us we shouldn’t enter! Either you take your ships and go back to your countries now, or you clear the way immediately.”“We don’t object to have you and your men enter the Freeport,” said the Nigerian, “except that you must leave your weapons at the gate.”“Bullshit!” “We’re only being cautious, Mr. Johnson,” said the Nigerian. “We’ve have just arrived in Liberia and don’t want any confrontation, especially if we can help it.”The rebel leader thought it over for a moment. The Nigerian was right. What could be gained from risking a confrontation with the peacekeepers, except only to join the NPLF in its refusal to acknowledge them and so deprive himself of a much needed ally, ECOMOG? Feigning suspicion, Prince Johnson looked the Nigerian Chief of Staff up and down. He shook his head in reluctance. Then he said, but now more with appeasement than harangue, “You need not have any fear of us, my friend. We did not come here to make any trouble for you. Just let us enter the port and take the things we came for. But we can’t leave our guns here at the entrance; under no circumstances,” he added. There was a brief silence. The Nigerian Chief of Staff turned to consult with ECOMOG force commander, General Quianoo. The fighters, as with the scene at the harbor, had their guns aimed at the ECOMOG soldiers. The air, which from the outset had grown tauten with tension, seemed now to snap, like a bowstring held over the fire. A pickup stopped at the port entrance, full of INPFL fighters. Several rebels dismounted, swelling the number of those already at the gate. The ECOMOG troops had been joined by more soldiers from the headquarters, all of them wearing white helmets.Finally, the force commander, turning aside from the Nigeria Chief of Staff, who seemed visibly shocked and angry, said to Prince Johnson, “All right, Johnson. You and your men can come into the port carrying your weapons, but leave some of your fighters at the entrance.”“No problem,” said Prince Johnson, nodding approval. “We’ll just take the things we came for; most are just food for my men. Tomorrow or the day after, we’ll come for more things. I give you my word nobody will make any trouble for you.”With that, Prince Johnson and a few other fighters, about thirty in number made their way into the port and headed towards the shipping containers. Behind Prince Johnson came the ECOMOG force commander and the Nigerian Chief of Staff, followed by a number of rebels and peacekeeping troops. The fighters walked to one side; the ECOMOG soldiers to the other. The distance between them was about twice the length of a man’s arm stretched wide apart. The pavement was alive with the sound of footsteps; the air rang with the clanking of cartridge belts. Among the rebels was a boy of about nine years of age, dressed in neat-fitting army fatigues, well- polished boots, and cap to match. He looked every bit the son of Idi Amin come out of the movies, posing in Uganda military uniform. Slim and dark as the Berretta assault rifle which he carried, the little boy had long arms and a large head that swayed from side to side. He was not tall. However, by keeping his chest up and his big head elevated to an aggressive angle, looked rather tall for his age. On his left wrist he wore a gold wrist watch, which would have suited an elderly man but hung on him as though he were trying to dispose of it. His lips and fingers were stained black, like those of an opium smoker. His eyes burned like red lightbulbs. His Beretta assault rifle, the stripe slung across his shoulders, he held in front of his chest. One hand rested lightly on the muzzle of the gun, the index finger of the other inside the trigger.“I’ve heard some of the containers here,” the ECOMOG force commander was saying, “are packed with expensive cars, like Porches, BMWs and Chevrolets.” Beside him walked Prince Johnson and the Ghanaian force commander would not stop smiling, as though the bride, for whom he had waited so long, had finally appeared. Prince Johnson said nothing.“Ah, you wouldn’t talk because you want everything for yourself,” said the ECOMOG force commander, and burst into laughter. “But perhaps you could exchange a BMW for a few machine guns, eh?”All this was spoken in such a whisper that none but the ECOMOG force commander and the rebel leader could have heard.Listening to the Ghanaian force commander, Prince Johnson held his peace. But from the expression of his face, which seemed to register both careful thought and probably a conspiracy into the making, made it clear that the words of the Ghanaian General had been swallowed, like gingbie.To be cont’d in the next edition. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA 26-year-old clothes vendor of Lot 51 D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was last week brought before the courts after he was charged for stealing a gold chain.It is alleged that Joel Leitch on January 4, 2019, at Trench Road, Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Revon Thorman of a gold chain valued $75,000.The prosecution’s case contended that the victim, along with other persons, were standing on the roadway when two men on a motorcycle rode next to him and pointed a firearm at Thorman while demanding that he empty his pockets. According to the prosecution, one of the men snatched the gold chain from the Virtual Complainant’s neck and made good their escape.Magistrate Marcus released Leitch on $75,000 bail. The case will continue on January 21.last_img read more

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday conducted a 13-hour narcotics eradication exercise at Tabatalli, Berbice River during which seven acres of cultivated marijuana was destroyed.The ganja being destroyed by fire on ThursdayThe five fields consisted of about 19,500 plants ranging from three inches to eight feet in height with an estimated weight of 9750 kilograms.Five camps, 300 kilograms of processed cannabis and an empty 12-gauge casing were also found. Police stated that the camps and cannabis were destroyed by fire. However, no arrest has been made.Some of the plants which were destroyedJust over one week ago, ranks of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) destroyed over 2000 cannabis plants among other items at Mille’s Hide Out, Upper Demerara River.It was reported that ranks, acting on intelligence, went to the location, where they discovered two acres of marijuana under cultivation – about 2000 cannabis plants measuring three to eight feet in height and estimated to weigh about 500 kilograms.A quantity of dried marijuana found during the raidIn addition, a nursery with about 200 plants along with two makeshift camps with four hammocks, two mattresses, and a quantity of kitchen utensils were found.The Police stated that about two miles away from the initial location, another three acres of marijuana with about 3500 cannabis plants measuring two to six feet in height and weighing an estimated 775kg were found. A nursery with about 500 plants was also discovered.last_img read more

first_imgThe former winger, 44, has been out of football for 18 months since leaving the coaching staff at Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal in 2016.“I’m tremendously proud and excited to be the next Wales manager and I can’t wait to get going,” Giggs said at his official unveiling in Cardiff. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m excited.“I played 64 times for my country. I’d like to think I’ll be the same kind of manager as I was a player, with professionalism but also a little bit of fun along the way.”Giggs said he had picked the brains of his former boss at Old Trafford, under whom he spent almost his entire career.“I’ve spoken to him over the last 24 hours and I’ll speak to him in more depth but obviously I want to be my own manager,” he said. “I was itching to get back into football, that’s where I belong.”Giggs’s first fixture in charge of Wales will be in the 2018 China Cup against the hosts in Nanning on March 22.He had been the clear favourite for the Wales job since he declared his interest last month and the Welsh FA was keen to make the appointment before the UEFA Nations League draw, which takes place in Switzerland on January 24.Giggs, who was in charge of United as caretaker for four games at the end of the 2013-14 season after David Moyes was sacked, spent two seasons as Louis Van Gaal’s assistant coach.His departure from Old Trafford ended a long association with the club where he made a record 963 appearances as a player, scoring 168 goals.Giggs knows his status as one of Wales’s greatest players is no guarantee he will succeed as the national team’s boss.“It opens doors but so many times it’s been said having a good career as a player doesn’t make you a good manager,” he said.“I’ve got a great group of players to work with who have been so successful over the last four or five years. Who can forget watching us at the Euros? I want to get us back there.“I think there’s a good balance. There’s experienced players and good young players coming through and I can’t wait to work with them.”Coleman spent nearly six years as Wales manager before leaving to take over relegation-threatened Sunderland in November.He became the most successful manager in Welsh football history when he guided the country to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 — Wales’s first major tournament for 58 years — only to suffer the heartache of missing out on this year’s World Cup finals in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ryan Giggs has been the clear favourite for Wales job since he declared his interest last month © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFCardiff, United Kingdom, Jan 15 – Former Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said Monday he was “itching” to get back into football after being unveiled as the new Wales boss — his first permanent managerial post.Giggs, who replaces Chris Coleman, revealed he had sought advice from his former United manager Alex Ferguson over the job.last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men will stand trial in Letterkenny on May 1.Shaun Kelly, 23, of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, appeared at the town’s District Court today. Judge Paul Kelly told the defendant he must inform the prosecution within 14 days if he intended to rely on an alibi as part of his defence.Mr Kelly faces one charge of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men at Meenaduff between Clonmany and Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula on July 11, 2o10.The men who died in the crash where Hugh Friel, 66, Mark McLaughlin, 21, Paul Doherty, 19, Ciaran Sweeney, 19, PJ McLaughlin, 21, James McEleney, 23, Eamon McDaid, 22, and Damien McLaughlin, 21.An earlier hearing was told that the book of evidence contained more than 200 witness statements and numerous exhibits including photographs, maps and video.There was no objection to bail with Mr MacLochlainn saying his client had turned up in court “on every occasion”.The accused was remanded on continuing bail on his own bond of €500 and an independent surety of €5,000 from his mother, Pauline.TRIAL DATE SET FOR INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH CASE was last modified: March 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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_imgAFTER being stuck in the internet dark ages for more than a decade, rural parts of Donegal are set to benefit from a Rural Broadband Scheme.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte will formally launch the scheme in the next few weeks, a move welcomed by Labour colleague Jimmy Harte – and opposition politicians.County councillor Harte, a candidate in the forthcomning Seanad elections, said Donegal communities would benefit. “It is outrageous that so many rural communities still have to use dial-up services to get onto the internet,” said Cllr Harte.“The last government scheme failed to deal with that and I’m delighted that this will now be addressed.”Companies like 3 have revolutionised areas like Gaoth Dobhair by providing fast broadband access to the internet.But other communities like those in Culdaff on the Inishowen peninsula have been shafted by government policy. Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said the announcment will be welcomed by many communities across Donegal who were not included in the previous National Broadband Scheme and are without a basic broadband service.He told donegaldaily: “I welcome the response by the Minister that he is to formally launch a new rural broadband scheme in the next couple of weeks.“This will be welcomed by many communities across Donegal who were not included in the previous National Broadband Scheme and are without a basic broadband service.“Many areas in the state, particularly in Donegal are still to this day without any broadband connectivity. Such facilities are vital to the creation and retention of jobs and to enhancing the quality of life in rural areas.“The previous National Broadband Scheme was flawed in that it didn’t include large areas due to the terms of reference of that scheme. “This new rural broadband scheme will complete the job of providing a basic broadband service to all houses in the state.“The roll out of the scheme is to be completed by the end of 2012 and while this is to be welcomed it is unacceptable in the 21st Century that communities have had to wait for so long for such a basic service.  I would urge the Government to fast-track this scheme as much as possible.”endsDONEGAL DELIGHT AS GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES RURAL BROADBAND SCHEME was last modified: April 21st, 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)Tags:culdaffdonegalGaoth Dobhairjimmy hartePearse Dohertyrural broadband schemelast_img read more

first_imgApparently the pain suffered by 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday wasn’t confined to his left knee.Garoppolo is “heartbroken,” 49ers’ general manager John Lynch told Pro Football Talk’s Peter King. “His family’s heartbroken. You can see it in his eyes, in their eyes. It’s tough. Jimmy needs to play, and he wants to play.”The 49ers were waiting Monday morning for an MRI to see if the organization’s worst fears have come true: a torn ACL. “All indications are that it’s …last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Milton Scheffler was inducted into the Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame Sept. 10 during the Crawford County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held at the Trillium Event Center. Crawford County Farm Bureau partnered with other agriculture organizations to designate an inductee into the Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame, a recognition for outstanding contributions by an individual to agriculture. An honorary plaque was presented to honor Scheffler, and a permanent Hall of Fame plaque will be displayed in the Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame.Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association nominated Scheffler to receive this award for his service as a Crawford County farmer, his many other accomplishments in Crawford County and the state of Ohio, and his volunteer work with Crawford County youth.Scheffler raised corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, cattle and hogs in Crawford County. He served as a committee member of the Crawford County FSA, served on the Board of Directors for the former Zeigler Milling Company helping farmers to make decisions, and was a trustee for the Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association. Scheffler served as a Crawford County Cattlemen’s Executive Board member and also helped form the association as a charter member.He also served on the Junior Fair Beef committee, helping 4-H and FFA youth with their projects and sold club calves raised on his farm. He was integral to starting a car lot class at the Crawford County Fair.Scheffler served more than just Crawford County during his lifetime. He worked membership for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, worked during state fairs in the beef stand of the Taste of Ohio Café and showed commercial beef heifers at the state level for many years. He had the Grand Champion Pen of Five Beef Commercial Cattle at the 1980 Ohio State Fair. He received the Crawford County Cattlemen’s Beef Industry Award in 2004 and the DeKalb Yieldmasters Club award in 1978. He was an honorary member of the Wynford FFA.Locally, Scheffler was involved in a number of several civic organizations, served as a Holmes Township trustee and was member of Good Hope Lutheran Church. He was a Crawford County Farm Bureau member for several years and was on the building committee for the CAFMA.This year’s recipient firmly believed God created him to be a caretaker of this Earth’s soil and water and to provide food and clothing for the next generation. By being raised in a farming family, he knew how important it is to produce food and fiber and to use his knowledge and actions to preserve agriculture.Applications for the 2020 Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees will be available at crawford.ofbf.org next year. Nominations may be made by an individual or organization to recognize a farmer or breeder or someone in the agricultural industry. Up to two awards will be available each year.last_img read more

first_imgRepurchasesApple iPhone users are also likely to buy an iPhone again (85% will repurchase), but so are, interestingly enough, Android users. Zokem found that 89% would purchase an Android again. However, among weaker competitors, the desire to move to another platform was more prominent. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts In November, a German market research firm released a study indicating that outside of Apple’s iPhone, most smartphone owners had little loyalty to their smartphone. 56% of Apple users in global markets would remain loyal to their device, it said. Now that data has been reconfirmed by a second study, this one from mobile analytics firm Zokem. It shows that within the U.S. market specifically, iPhone loyalty is even greater.Looking just at U.S. users, Zokem found that the iPhone beat its competitors in terms of user loyalty in 2010 by a wide margin, scoring 84% higher in loyalty rankings than its nearest competitor, Android.Zokem, which runs mobile consumer panels in all major markets in the U.S., found that during 2010, iPhone was the top performing platform in terms of user loyalty and was also an “increasingly likely pick for a repurchase,” said Dr. Hannu Verkasalo, CEO of Zokem. However, he noted, “Android is a good number two in the U.S. market, even though the loyalty score is not nearly as high as it is for iPhones…it seems that people who are using Android are also very likely to buy an Android-based device as their next smartphone.”Loyalty RankingsTo determine this data, Zokem ranked loyalty using a “net promoter score” (NPS) between -100% and 100%. Generally, an NPS of 60% is considered good. The only smartphone to achieve that score is iPhone, at 73%.center_img sarah perez Android came in second place at 40% and Samsung Bada (33%), BlackBerry (30%), Symbian S60 (24%), Windows Mobile (10%) and Palm Pre (10%) trailed much further behind.Platform ChurnIn addition, Zokem looked at platform churn, and found that, again, iPhone beat its competitors with a much lower churn rate than others. The iPhone churn percentage was 29% while the next lowest was Android, at 44%. Tags:#Android#iPhone#mobile#Trends The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more