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Tim Cone left ’embarrassed’ by Ginebra’s 38-point loss to San Miguel

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal And if muscling their way underneath wasn’t enough, the Beermen forced 21 Ginebra turnovers and 15 of those were steals tallied under San Miguel’s box score.“They’re too good for us,” said Cone as his team dropped 2-1 in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Anticipating a dogfight vs Cone’s Ginebra, Chris Ross comes out firing Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone didn’t go into detail how his team got obliterated at the hands of defending champion San Miguel in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT Alaska, Cone’s first team with the PBA, bamboozled San Miguel 99-61 in Game 6 of the 1998 Philippine Cup and that 38-point blowout stood for 20 years until the Beermen caught up.It would’ve been a 40-point blowout for the Beermen had Aljon Mariano not made shot the game’s final layup with 44 seconds remaining.READ: Anticipating a dogfight vs Cone’s Ginebra, Chris Ross comes out firingSan Miguel was potent on both ends of the court shooting at a 51.5 percent clip on 52-of-101 shots and was 14-of-34 from long distance while holding Ginebra to just 35-of-74 attempts from the field.The Beermen also outrebounded the Gin Kings, 55-38, and was ahead 20-8 under the offensive glass.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Cone’s Gin Kings lost 132-94 in a game that was tied for the most lopsided loss in the PBA championship match and the league’s winningest tactician was frank about his team’s performance.“I have nothing to say other than I am embarrassed by our performance,” said Cone Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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’READ: PBA Finals: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra by 38 points for 2-1 leadCone, who owns 20 league titles, saw his team get manhandled in a way that was almost reminiscent of what he once did to the Beermen two decades earlier. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

The Supreme Court Finally Gives the Green Light

first_imgThe Supreme Court of Liberia has finally given its verdict on whether or not the nation should hold the special senatorial election.  The Court agreed, in a vote of three to two, that the elections should proceed.The petitioners, who asked the Court to postpone the special elections, argued that holding this election could lead to further Ebola viral transmission and threaten the people’s lives.  But in its ruling last Friday, the Court said the Ebola issue is a political one, to be decided by the first two branches of government—the Legislative and Executive.  The High Court has said exactly what the Daily Observer argued in its Editorial last Monday, December 8: “We pray that the court will find a way to mitigate (ease) the tension, by first realizing that the elections have been approved by the two other branches of government [Legislative and Executive]; and by suggesting ways in which the threat of viral transmission can be minimized.”In its ruling, the Supreme Court reminded the petitioners that the Liberian Constitution allows for the “separation of powers” between the three branches of government,” with each having its separate and distinct functions.  It is purely judicial matters that have been reserved for the Judiciary, and these are matters upon which the two other branches dare not encroach.  By the same token, matters political are the exclusive preserve of the Legislative and Executive branches of government. Chief Justice Korkpor and his colleagues on the bench agreed that Ebola and all the constraints and restraints that go with it are purely political, and belong to the two political branches of the Liberian government—not the Judiciary.We think it is commendable that the eminent citizens and their fellow petitioners had the courage and commitment to the safety of their fellow Liberians to try the strength of their conviction at the highest judicial level, the full bench of the Supreme Court.  This was perfectly within their constitutional rights to do.Now that the High Court has ruled that the elections may go ahead, the ball is back in the court of the Legislature and the Executive, and most particularly its electoral arm, the National Elections Commission (NEC).It is the nation’s good fortune that the President has requested, and the Legislature has consented, that they remain in session for at least another week to handle matters relating to oil blocks which have been recently negotiated.  Once the Legislators return to the Capitol today (Monday), the  President, through her  emissaries, NEC Chair Jerome  Korkoyah included, should approach the Legislature and together come up with and agree on some guidelines on how the risk of viral transmission can be MINIMIZED as Liberians participate in the electoral process.We believe that massive campaigns are definitely out of the question.  NEC should in no uncertain terms tell the political parties and senatorial candidates that massive street demonstrations, parades and    rallies and threaten the health of the nation.  Two primary considerations must be   stressed here: first, Ebola is real, it kills and is very easy to   spread, especially through close personal contact. Second, the international community has so far spent billions of dollars helping us to contain and eradicate the virus from our shores.  This massive effort and expenditure of human and financial resources to fight the deadly Ebola virus must not be jeopardized for any non-life threatening reason, politics included.As we proceed with these elections on December 20, it is imperative that we help ourselves by doing everything possible to restrain the virus, especially preventing bodily contact which is highly unavoidable during mass rallies such as we witnessed recently. The Legislature and Executive can and must show the way forward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

National Assembly adopts nominees for constitutional bodies

first_imgPolice, Public Service CommissionsThe National Assembly on Monday evening adopted the nominees of the Police and Public Service Commissions, paving the way for President David Granger to appoint the nominated Commissioners.Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe is one of the nominees to the Police Service CommissionChairman of the Standing Committee on Appointments and Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton, moved the motion for the adoption of the eleventh report of the Committee. That report was presented in the House in April.The report recommended retired Assistant Commissioners of Police, Paul Slowe, Clinton Conway, Vesta Adams and Claire Jarvis as nominees for the Police Service Commission.The nominations came from the Association of Former Members of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Police Association.The life of the last Police Service Commission came to an end in September of 2017 and there have since been calls for its reconstitution. In fact, concerns were further raised after there were no promotions of senior officers last year.New members of the Police Service Commission have already been selected. It was in January of 2018, that Police Commissioner (acting) David Ramnarine had called for the body to be put in operation as soon as possible.Before the life of the last Police Service Commission ended back in September of 2017, President David Granger had ordered in July of that year, to put a hold on the promotion of senior ranks.Trade unionist Mortimer Livan has been nominated for the Public Service CommissionPublic Service CommissionMeanwhile, the House also adopted the Committees nominees for the Public Service Commission (PSC). Vincent Bowman and Mortimer Livan were put forward in the eighth report of the Committee which was published in March.The life of the Public Service Commission had expired in August 2017. Last year, the President had ordered a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Commission which found serious breaches in the operations of the previous Commission.Previously, the non-appointment of the Commission had been blamed for instances of delays in the public service system. For instance, this was one reason cited when Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Denis Jaikarran, appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) at the National Assembly.The Audit Office of Guyana had found inordinate numbers of contracted employees in the system. Providing an update on the situation, the PAC was informed that they managed to regularise 102 contracted persons in 2016. The regional authorities claimed that confirmation of the remaining 182 contracted employees is dependent on the PSC.“Before the Commission went out of commission, we were able to propose persons who were on contracted employment, be placed on the permanent establishment,” Jaikarran had said, adding that the remaining employees were employed last year.According to the report, “Amounts totalling $2.592 billion were expended on Employment Cost for 2016. According to the National Estimates, the regional administration had a staffing structure of 2165; however, the actual staff of the regional administration exceeded the authorised strength by sixty-four.”In response, the head of budget agency had indicated that the regional administration has already taken steps to move its employees over to the permanent establishment and this process is expected to be completed by the end of October 2017.It was recommended that the regional administration continue the process of moving staff over to the permanent establishment in order to minimise the number of staff employed on a contractual basis in keeping with circularised instructions.Last month, Granger had revealed that he planned to meet Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in a short while, where appointments of persons to both of these Commissions would be included in the agenda. This is in keeping with the Constitution of Guyana. Since then, there has been no word on a date for the meeting and Granger is presently overseas. (Jarryl Bryan)last_img read more

Technician charged for physically assaulting man

first_imgA West Ruimveldt, Georgetown man appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Principle Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with assault and unlawful wounding.Junior St Clair, of Lot 458 West Ruimveldt, denied the allegation after it was read to him. The charge stated that on September 22, 2018, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Andre Moonsammy.In addition, the Police stated that on May 25, 2018, at the aforementioned location, he unlawfully wounded the said victim.According to the facts presented in court, on May 25, the defendant and victim were involved in a misunderstanding, during which time the defendant became annoyed and dealt the Virtual Complainant (VC) a cuff to his face.Meanwhile, on September 22, 2018, they were both involved in another misunderstanding and the defendant armed himself with bottles and hurled them at the VC.The victim suffered lacerations to the hand for which he had to receive medical care. The matter was reported and the defendant was arrested and charged for the offence.Police Prosecutor Deneiro Jones made no objections to bail. As a result, Magistrate Latchman granted St Clair bail in total sum of $100,000 and adjourned the matter to November 2.last_img read more

Dropping out kills

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThat’s theoretical, of course, but it’s all the more reason to embrace school reform. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A newly study released quantifies the problem of school dropouts in terms of stark social costs, particularly with respect to public safety. The study, “School or the Streets: Crime and California’s Dropout Crisis,” concludes that there is a direct correlation between the dropout rate and violent crimes such as homicide and aggravated assault. Among the study’s conclusions are that high-school dropouts are 31/2 times more likely than graduates to be arrested. Dropouts are also more than eight times as likely to be in jail or prison. The study pegs the dropout rate in the Los Angeles Unified School District at about 55 percent. According to the study’s authors, if the graduation rate rose by 10 percentage points, 214 murders and 7,200 aggravated assaults could be prevented in Los Angeles County each year. last_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE LUCKY CHARITIES

first_imgThe three charities to benefit from this year’s North West 10K are the Donegal Down Syndrome Association, MS Ireland Donegal Branch and the Buddy Bear Appeal.Details of the race were announced last night at a function attended by both the Lord Mayor of Letterkenny Gerry McMonagle and the Mayor of Donegal Noel McBride.Further details of the event, which takes on Sunday, May 6th in Letterkenny, will be announced soon. To date, the event which first started in 1996, has raised over a staggering €500,000 for local charities.  NORTH WEST 10K COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE LUCKY CHARITIES was last modified: March 13th, 2012 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:North West 10klast_img read more

Vipers held as Ndejje registers vital victory in survival race

first_img Tags: bright stars fcMaroons FCmbarara city fcNelson SenkatukaStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTooro United FCtopURA FCvipers sc Vipers (in blue) habe now drawn both of their last two league games. (Photo by Vipers Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Wednesday, 10-04-2019-Mbarara City 0-0 Vipers SC-Maroons FC 2-1 Tooro United-URA FC 0-1 Bright StarsVipers hopes of retaining the StarTimes Uganda Premier League were dealt a major blow as the Venoms were held to a goalless drew away to Mbarara City on Wednesday.Vipers went into the game sitting 7 points behind leaders KCCA FC and knew that nothing but victory would see their title hopes start to fed away.However, they could not unlock a solid Mbarara City set-up for the entirety of the game.It was a game that saw both sides receive two yellow cards, each with Rashid Muhammad and Mohammad Ssekaba booked for the home side while Tadeo Lwanga and Dan Sserunkuma, for the visitors.This was Vipers’ second draw in as many games, having came into Wednesday’s encounter on the back of a 1-1 stalemate with KCCA last week.The result means they Vipers now move onto 50 points, six behind KCCA (56) with only four games to play.For Mbarara, they remain third on the log with 42 points from 26 games.In the game played at Luzira, Maroons reignited their bid to avoid relegation as they beat Tooro United 2-1.Bronson Nsubuga deservedly put the hosts in front on 26 minutes as Maroons dominated the early exchanges.Inside the three first half added-on minute, Isaac Otto ensured a healthy advantage for the hosts, scoring their second.In the second half, it was more of Maroons protecting their lead as Tooro plotted a comeback.The visitors were rewarded with a consolation three minutes from time as John Byamukama struck from close range.In the end it was Maroons who took all three vital points in the day.The three (points) see Maroons move into 12th position with 29 points, five away from the drop zone.For Tooro, they drop into 6th with 39 points from 26 games.At Namboole, URA suffered a third loss of the season as they were defeated 1-0 at home to Bright Stars.Nelson Ssenkatuka’s 29th minute goal was all that was required to separate the two sides after 90 minutes and hand Bright Stars a 3rd victory in 15 League games.However, URA remain third on the standings with 43 points.For Bright Stars, they climb into 10th with 34 points from 26 games.Thursday’s league fixture:-Express FC vs SC Villa @4pmComments last_img read more

Derek Carr on his Raiders future: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — If Jon Gruden is willing to trade Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, it’s only logical Derek Carr is the next franchise cornerstone brought up in trade talks, however unsubstantiated.Gruden said last week he’ll never say never when it comes to dealing players. That comes after he insisted the Raiders weren’t dealing Mack or Cooper … until the Bears and Cowboys, respectively, approached with offers Gruden …last_img

Boeing shows its colors

first_imgBoeing has unveiled a 747-8 Freighter painted in the livery of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks to urge the team on in the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday.Boeing is a sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks and has partnered with the team for more than a decade on programs in the Puget Sound area.”The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “We’re honored that we could join together two Northwest icons, the Seahawks and the 747, for this special salute from the entire Boeing team.”This 747-8 is owned by Boeing and currently being used for flight testing. The special livery features the distinctive Seahawks logo and a “12” on the tail to salute the team’s fans. The airplane will make its first flight in its new livery on Thurs, January 30.And with such an event comes some fascinating comparison and stats.One of the most fascinating – and believable for anyone who has been to a Sea Hawks game – is that the crowd noise from the Sea Hawks fans is an incredible 38 times louder than a 747 at take-off.The other is that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s longest pass this season, 80 yards (240 ft.), was almost the same length as a 747-8 fuselage (243.5 ft.)”The 747 team is proud that one of our airplanes could be used as a tribute to the Seahawks’ success this season and a rallying cry for the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl,” said Eric Lindblad, vice president and general manager, 747 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.”The partnerships we have with the Seahawks and others are making a positive difference in the communities where Boeing employees live and work. We join with all Seahawks fans in wishing the team success on Sunday.”last_img read more

How Tech Is Shaking Up the Modern-Day Ad Agency

first_imgAs WPP looks for a replacement for Sorrell, the company is exploring what assets it can divest in order to make way for investments that will keep it competitive. The next WPP leader will not only need to be well-versed in evaluating these investments, but he or she will need to be willing to take up Sorrell’s sword when it comes to tech behemoths. Sorrell was fond of criticizing tech frenemies as he tried to beat them at their game. With WPP seeking a new chief executive, the company is struggling to hold the business together. At the same time, it’s not giving up the ghost — nor should it. Congress’s public tongue-lashing of Mark Zuckerberg shows that even the mighty can tumble. Tags:#ad#advertising By acquiring Acxiom as part of a multibillion-dollar deal that’s expected to close by the end of the year, Interpublic showed its true colors. If the Acxiom acquisition comes to pass, Interpublic will have tremendous access to a wealth of target persona data and information. The agency won’t just be able to shout out messages, it will be able to precisely send them to people when and where they’re most receptive. This move shows the growing importance of data to the ad giant. Omnicom is apparently on the hunt for new partners, according to its CFO Phil Angelastro. After getting rid of Novus and Sellbytel, the agency is in a good financial position to make acquisitions. In fact, revenue for Omnicom climbed 1.8 percent during the second quarter of 2018. By divesting its underperforming services, the company is ready to undertake a massive transformation that includes upping its tech and data game. Publicis has focused on digital investments for several years, but its “Power of One” restructuring has placed it firmly ahead of the pack in terms of digital transformation. By centralizing its internal capabilities, the emerging Publicis looks to be efficient, productive, and disruptive. In addition, the company’s relationship with Sapient enables Publicis to more powerfully work with C-suite executives to help its clients better face digital challenges.As the saying goes, “Better late than never.” For ad agencies confronted by the need for digital transformation, “never” isn’t an option. Those that want to get in the game need to start playing soon. Otherwise, they’ll likely be blindsided when the rules change again. How do you get noticed when your audience is more mobile, digital, and finicky than ever? That’s what the major players in the ad industry are trying to figure out.Not only are brands moving their media operations in-house, but many companies are embracing IT consulting firms in lieu of paying ad agencies. Why? It seems that old-fashioned advertising just doesn’t cut it anymore. The arrival of ad blocking and the decline of TV ratings have led brands to turn away from digital spots and TV ads, both of which have been the bread and butter of ad agencies.Consequently, the big four ad agencies are seriously shaking up their protocols.Out With the Old, In With the TechThis shakeup escalated after Martin Sorrell, the top dog at WPP, one of the world’s four biggest advertising holding companies, resigned in April amidst an investigation into personal misconduct. Sorrell was the brains behind the industry’s modern practice of acquiring smaller competitors, and he built WPP into the giant it is today.But make no mistake: The loss of WPP’s head doesn’t mean smoother sailing for the three other biggies — Interpublic, Omnicom, and Publicis. Instead, it opens up more possibilities for industry shifts. And the big players are in a raft on choppy waters, watching as Google and Facebook gobbled up market share, followed by Amazon and digital consulting firms like Accenture.Consulting firms with digital know-how are becoming increasingly serious competition for ad agencies as the firms woo clients with their ability to reach consumers more effectively and cheaply thanks to data and machine learning. The only way for major ad agencies to compete at this point is to acquire digital knowledge through creation and acquisition, according to Alberto Cabezas-Castellanos, founder and CEO of Gauss & Neumann, a research laboratory with a team of Ph.D.s that work on SEM/PPC architecture and technologies.“I believe that the group that will end up winning in the long run is the one able to create a native digital culture through internal research labs that spread knowledge across every internal office,” Cabezas-Castellanos explains. “Big groups should stop using borrowed management technologies and become hybrid software companies that create code.”Some of the ad world’s biggest players are coming around to that very idea at seemingly just the right moment. Facebook recently lost advertising shares for the first time, meaning ad agencies willing to boldly advance can make strides. Ivan Pollard, former senior VP-strategic marketing at The Coca-Cola Co., sees this move as an important step forward — while noting that consultants and ad agencies both have something to learn from each other.“The big consultancies are underestimating the value of creativity [and] the agencies are under- exploiting the value of business analytics,” he told AdAge. “Someone’s going to crack that soon because data plus creativity is the future.”Daring Data and Tech Moves in the Advertising WorldWe’ve already seen some exciting changes coming from advertising agencies, and there’s no doubt we’ll see some more. Their common theme? Tech and data. Here’s how that theme is showing up in moves the four big players are making: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Publicis: Transforming Its Relationship With Digital AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them WPP: Down to Diversify Its Portfolio Frank Landman Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Interpublic: Courting Acxiom for Its Consumer Data Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Omnicom: Swiping Right on Tech and Data Acquisitionslast_img read more