first_img POSITIVE MANNER Head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore was left satisfied with Jamaica’s all-important win over Suriname in their Caribbean Football Union qualifier last night in front of less than 1,000 fans inside the National Stadium. Playing with ten men after young defender Damion Lowe – son of former Reggae Boyz player Onandi Lowe was sent off after a silly challenge, the Jamaicans managed to maintain the lead they had earlier enjoyed through Corey Burke’s first-half goal, to book their place in next year’s Caribbean Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments. “We got a good result. We won and that is what we wanted to do. After the red card, we played two lines of four (players) and one upfront and it worked out for us, so I am pleased,” Whitmore told The Gleaner after the final whistle. Burke scored the game’s only goal 11 minutes into the match, but with two minutes to go before the half-time break, the hosts were left a man short after Lowe – like his father had a few times in his career – was shown the red card, to set up what promised to be an anxious second half for the locals. It was, in fact, Lowe who got the first chance for the Jamaicans, who started in a positive manner, but his header went agonisingly wide after six minutes of play. Eleven minutes into the game, Michael Binns’ raking pass found Dino Williams down the left side. Williams then beat his marker before setting up Burke, who hardly could have missed from seven yards out, sending the small set of loyalists inside the National Stadium in celebration. Burke should have made it 2-0 a minute later, but with the Suriname goalkeeper Cladel Kohmnor at his mercy, he chose to pass to Williams as the chance went begging. The hosts were in total control until Lowe needlessly stepped on an opponent who was on the ground and as expected, was shown a straight red card by the official. After the break, the visitors increased their intensity in attack and looked dangerous at times with Jamaica spending most of the first 20 minutes of the period in their defensive third. Nonetheless, the Jamaicans were never really threatened and, in the 65th minute, Binns nearly added to their lead but saw his shot rebounding off the post. Two minutes later, Rosario Harriot had to clear off the line after goalkeeper Andre Blake left his line and the ball rebounded off the Suriname attacker Roxey Fer. Soon after, Blake had to produce a spectacular diving save to deny Stefano Russell, who unleashed a wicked right-footed effort from inside the penalty box, which sent the Jamaican captain sprawling to his left to make the stop. There was precious little else to worry the Jamaicans who gave away little more and held on for the win.last_img read more

first_imgHe was a vital piece in the Aces’ championship run in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup.Despite missing the services of Abueva, Alaska made it all the way to the semifinals where it lost to defending champion San Miguel Beer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska has decided to part ways with Calvin Abueva as it traded the star forward to Phoenix on Tuesday.“The Alaska Aces have decided to trade Calvin Abueva to Phoenix,” Aces head coach Alex Compton said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT “We would like to thank Calvin for his 6 years of service with Alaska and the good memories. We felt as a franchise it was best for both Alaska and Calvin to have a fresh start at this time.”Alaska receives Phoenix’s 2019 first round pick and Karl Dehesa in exchange for Abueva, who had been suspended indefinitely in June due to his unexplained absence from the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 30-year-old Abueva, who spent his first six seasons with Alaska after getting drafted second overall in 2012, appeared in only five games for the Aces in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup before he went AWOL and got suspended.Abueva, the Best Player of the Conference back in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup, averaged 10.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in what turned out to be his last conference for Alaska. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Iraq football hit by age fraud scandals MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:39Gatchalian wants price freeze on basic goods in Batangas; sellers of overpriced masks jailed00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taallast_img read more

first_imgThe Fort St. John Killbillies opened their season at home in style last night with a big win over the Quesnel Gold Pain. The outcome was never in doubt as the Killbillies jumped out to an early lead and built on it throughout the game on the way to a 263-117 victory.After the game coach Ashley Large said the team is coming together nicely as the new faces are becoming more integrated with the squad, and he also gave credit to the blocking as they allowed the jammers the score points consistently throughout the game.“Some of our new skaters worked really well,” he explained. “We had a couple of new girls that joined us in Prince George a month and a half ago and they did well again this game. The biggest thing for us is that we’ve really brought our blocking level up and tried to give our jammers more time and space to work their magic and get out in front of the pack.”- Advertisement -Despite a few new faces last year’s Killbillies squad remains largely in tact, however there is one significant difference. Former team captain Amanda Roberts has joined Large on the bench, and she’s helped provide an even keel influence when things aren’t going their way.“It’s awesome. She’s been my captain for two years so she brings a lot to me and helps me a lot with the coaching. In this game we didn’t see it as much but in the games where we’re down or maybe get frustrated or negative, she’ll bring that positive energy. I have a tendency to get very vocal. Amanda brings a real calming presence.”Next up for the Killbillies is a game on the road in Edmonton on May 9 as they’ll skate with the Oil City Dirty Harriets. Their next home game is slated for May 30 when they take on the STAHR Beelzebubs.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFor example, Rudy Giuliani, who’s faced uncomfortable revelations recently about New York police security costs for his extramarital trysts with his now-wife, Judith Nathan, may have suffered much less fallout than he would have without the strike. “That’s weeks worth of hard-hitting ridicule right there,” said Daniel Kurtzman, editor of the political humor page on About.com. “He escaped a wave of mockery that might have proved even more damaging to his campaign.” You might think it’s impossible to quantify the impact of the writers strike on the campaign. Actually, the Washington-based Center for Media and Public Affairs tracks late-night jokes about the candidates, and reports that Clinton stands to benefit most from the strike. Why? Because she’s joked about almost as often as all the other Democrats combined. The group found that from Jan. 1 through Oct. 10, Leno, Letterman, O’Brien, Stewart and Colbert joked about Clinton 186 times, versus 197 times for all the other Democrats together. They “focused heavily on her physical appearance, including her clothes (29 jokes), her alleged lack of emotional warmth (43 jokes), and her marital problems (21 jokes),” the group said in a report. (It also found that John Edwards attracted frequent jokes about his appearance – yup, mostly his hair.) The comedians found the Democrats (383 jokes) just a little funnier than the Republicans (312 jokes), the group said. Only Clinton and Giuliani were among the top-10 most joked-about figures in the country. The CMPA’s president, Robert Lichter, says late-night shows are a mixed bag for the candidates. On the one hand, they can make them look bad and reduce support. On the other, especially for dark horses, “simply by focusing on them, the shows can increase their support – as in, all comedy is good as long as they spell your name right.” Kurtzman, the political humorist, agrees. “Of course there are the stinging jokes that can hurt. But the more innocent jokes can help a candidate by putting them on the pop culture map. If you’re a regular target, there’s the sense that you’ve arrived.” And even for the front-runners, the talk shows can be a boon because they can always pop on to display a different side of themselves – for instance, for Clinton to show she has a playful, softer side. “Hillary did well with her top-10 list on Letterman,” Kurtzman noted. And some candidates thrive in the late-night setting. Sen. John McCain has clearly enjoyed his visits to Jon Stewart, as has Obama, who got a big laugh two years ago when, asked about the hype surrounding him, he told the host: “The only person more over-hyped than me is you!” Although nothing can match the reach of the late-night shows, Kurtzman and others note that the strike has given a boost to Web-based political satire. On his own site, he’s taken to soliciting reader jokes. Most of the results, he said, “prove that comedy writing is not an easy thing to do!” As for Borowitz, he said he’s “enjoying the open field.” “The writers should take their time coming back,” he quipped. “Actually, November ’08 would be a pretty good time.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Attention, presidential candidates: Not to disrupt your holiday plans, but if you have any cringe-inducing mistakes, insensitive jokes or outright hypocrisy yet to engage in, there’s no time like the present. That is, no time like until early January, when late-night comics return to the air again. For seven weeks, Hollywood writers have been on strike, which means that for seven weeks, candidates have been free of the often scorching satire heaped on them by the likes of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel. Now, all except Letterman have announced they’ll return early next month, with or without their staffs. (Letterman’s company is working on a separate deal with writers to return Jan. 2, coincidentally the night before the Iowa caucuses, when the first votes are cast in the nomination process.) AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonGood news for viewers – but bad news perhaps for those candidates whose gaffes or sticky revelations have been flying safely under the late-night radar for nearly two months. “This has been a good time for them to screw up,” said Andy Borowitz, comedian and author of the Borowitz Report, a satirical Web site. He wonders what the comics might have done when, say, Republican Mike Huckabee asked in a recent interview whether the Mormons believed that Jesus and the devil were brothers. (Huckabee later apologized to rival Mitt Romney, a Mormon.) He also wonders how Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign might have been skewered when one of its officials made an ill-advised reference to drug use by rival Democrat Barack Obama. (The official resigned.) And it’s also fun to imagine what Letterman might have done when Oprah Winfrey blazed onto the political scene, giving Obama a huge boost by joining him on the campaign trail. “Would we have been in for a reprise of the Oprah-Uma routine?” Borowitz asked, referring to a particularly infamous joke from Letterman’s stint as Oscar host. “Maybe the second time would have been a charm.” Which presidential hopefuls have benefited most from the writers strike? Probably the so-called top-tier candidates, who have less need for the free publicity and have escaped scrutiny in uncomfortable moments over the past two months. last_img read more

first_imgFrank Butler with Martin Mullin as they cut Corn with Cobs, Tom and Charlie at Ballyconnolly, Letterkenny assisted by Harry Friel, Geoffrey Mullin, John Crossan, Denis Friel and George Black. Photo- Clive WassonWhat a difference a day makes.Yesterday this group of men had to roll up their sleeves in warm sunshine in Letterkenny to cut and gather corn.The picture was a throw-back to another time. Today’s heavy downpours would certainly have dampened their spirits.Many thanks to photographer Clive Wasson for the stunning pictures.Frank Butler with Martin Mullin as they cut corn with Cobs, Tom and Charlie at Ballyconnolly, Letterkenny. Photo- Clive Wasson.EARNING THEIR CORN THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY – PIC SPECIAL! was last modified: September 15th, 2013 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:cutting cornletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors play the Trail Blazers in Portland in their last game before the All-Star break.The Warriors (41-15) have won their last 11 games on the road and have also won 16 of their last 17 games overall, but they’ll be challenged Wednesday when three of their main players sit out. Center DeMarcus Cousins, forward Andre Iguodala and guard Shaun Livingston will all be rested. The Warriors are 9-0 since Cousins returned …last_img

first_img8 July 2005Vehicle manufacturer Fiat South Africa has landed its largest single components export contract. The company announced on Thursday that it is to export 24 000 catalytic converters – for use in the award-winning Fiat Punto 1.3 JTD MultiJet engine – to Europe every month in a three-year contract worth R700-million.The contract is a major boost to South Africa’s catalytic converter industry. Last month, Fiat Auto secured a R250-million contract for catalytic converter components, and a R200-million contract for exhaust heat shields.According to Business Day, its total export contracts are now worth over R1.15-billion.The three contracts are a substantial boost to the car maker’s component export revenue, the newspaper reports. It’s also good news for South Africa’s car and components export industry, which has taken a knock from rand strength and reduced tariff protection.South Africa is the largest supplier of catalytic components in the world, National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of SA head Clive Williams said on Thursday. In 2004, converter exports totalled R8.3-billion.Catalytic converters, which use platinum to help reduce vehicle emissions, are South Africa’s flagship motor industry export, representing 38% of component exports, according to Business Day.Williams said the total value of component exports was R21.7-billion in 2004.Fiat SA MD Giorgio Gorelli said on Thurday that there was further potential for export contracts.He said support from the government’s motor industry development programme (MIDP) was one of the main reasons his company had secured the recent export contracts.The contracts have made Fiat one of the largest component exporters in the country, and mean the South African arm will become more deeply integrated into Fiat’s global supply chain. They have boosted Fiat’s export revenue and enabled it to earn more MIDP export credits, Business Day reports.The catalytic converters for the latest export contract will be made by Johannesburg-based Magneti Marelli, a subsidiary of the Fiat group. Production of the converters began in June, and the first shipment will leave South Africa later in July.Commitment to South AfricaThe group added that the deal is further proof of Fiat Auto SA’s commitment to the South African motor industry.Fiat Auto SA, in conjunction with the company’s Global Sourcing headquarters in Turin, Italy, is continually evaluating the viability of procuring locally manufactured components for use in Fiat and Alfa Romeo products around the world, Business Day reports.The 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel engine, co-produced by Fiat and General Motors, recently won the International Engine of the Year 2005 in the 1.0 to 1.4-litre category.The Fiat-designed 1.3-litre diesel engine won the award ahead of the Honda 1.3- litre IMA, Peugeot-Citroen/Ford Diesel 1.4-litre, Volkswagen 1.4-litre FSI, Toyota Diesel 1.4-litre, and Daihatsu 1.3-litre engines.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weekend system rain totalsContinued sunny and dry the rest of this week. A few more clouds will be around tomorrow, particularly in far NW Ohio, but they are not a threat. Then Friday starts with sun, but clouds will be building late afternoon and evening. Our next front is on track to arrive just a little sooner, and we could see precipitation before midnight Friday night. That cold front moves through the overnight Friday through early afternoon Saturday. This cold front is part of a very strong system that will pound the upper Midwest and northern plains with snow starting later today on through Friday. However, the front still looks significantly less impressive, at least where moisture is concerned, by the time it gets here. We are leaving coverage at 90% of Ohio, but putting rain totals at .1″-.7″, which is a little higher on the upper end of the range. Winds will be strong as the front comes through and on the backside.Mostly sunny, dry and cooler for Sunday. We may even see some patchy frost Sunday morning over Ohio, but the threat continues to look smaller and smaller as we move forward. Sun also dominates on Monday into early Tuesday.Later Tuesday, we see clouds increase, and then a few showers work through Ohio with another cold front.  From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday midday we can see a few hundredths to .6″of moisture develop, with the heaviest action overnight Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in far SE Ohio. Coverage will end up being around 80% of the state.We finish the 10 day period and start the extended 11-16 day window with rain free weather. Sunny and dry conditions are in from next Wednesday afternoon through the following Monday. A new wrinkle in the extended outlook is the threat of rain and thunderstorms around Tuesday the 22nd, but rain potential has a fairly wide range at this point. We will continue to monitor that system. Then dry again behind that front for Wednesday and Thursday, the 23rd and 24th. Those days look significantly colder across the entire eastern corn belt.last_img read more

first_imgsarah perez Tags:#Apple#Features#web#Web Development The App Rejections site itself is in the format of a basic blog. There aren’t catchy headlines, images, or accompanying snarky commentary in the individual posts as you would find elsewhere in the tech blogosphere – especially on TechCrunch where documenting high-profile app rejections has become somewhat of a pet project of blogger MJ Siegler. At the most, Adam may inject a few opinions of his own as to how certain things could be improved, but he clearly isn’t on any sort of vendetta against the company. Instead, each post details point-blank exactly why a particular application was rejected, examining information about the APIs used or rules broken in each case. The site also documents when formerly rejected apps finally make it through to the App Store in posts titled “approved” or “overturned,” the latter referring to apps whose developers started some sort of appeal process.Although the site is brand-new, with only two pages of posts so far, it could easily become an invaluable resource for iPhone developers confused by Apple’s murky review process which can sometimes lead to apps sitting in limbo for months on end before any word from Apple is had. Developers looking to have their personal experience documented on the site are advised to contact Martin via his company’s Twitter account, @redglassesapps. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A new website aims to publicize the details surrounding the much-maligned iPhone application review process – Apple’s secretive procedures that have been under heavy scrutiny this year, especially since the FCC’s involvement regarding Apple’s rejection of the Google Voice application. Notable iPhone developers have publically called out the company for this “broken” process and some have even announced their retirement from creating iPhone apps, including Facebook app developer, Joe Hewitt, based on philosophical differences with the perceived tyranny of the Apple gatekeepers. On the recently launched site, App Rejections, iPhone developer turned blogger Adam Martin, has begun to document individual app rejections in an effort to help the development community understand what they can and cannot expect from the company’s stringent, and sometimes seemingly arbitrary, vetting process for new apps.According to the site’s About page, Martin writes that “it’s now gone from ‘easy’ to ‘tricky’ to avoid getting your app rejected by Apple.” And since Apple has refused to document or discuss the matter of application rejections, he was inspired to create this website as a place to collect all the known application rejections. last_img read more

first_imgBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State president Vinay Tendulkar on Friday justified the party’s decision to induct two MLAs from the regional party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), claiming the MGP was on the verge of toppling the BJP-led coalition government by withdrawing its support. Speaking at a press conference at the party headquarters in the city, Mr.Tendulkar rejected criticism from senior BJP State leaders over the induction of non-BJP MLAs into the party, saying the plan to induct the two MGP MLAs was cleared by top leaders like BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari. When asked about why the MLAs had to be inducted at 1.45 a.m. on Wednesday, Mr. Tendulkar said that the decision had to be taken in a hurry because the MGP was likely to withdraw support to the BJP-led coalition government within 24 hours. He also spoke of the formalities involved in completing the “split and merger procedure”. Contrary to the MGP’s stand, the two MLAs, Manohar Ajgaonkar and Deepak Pauskar, did not want a Congress-led government in the State, Mr. Tendulkar said. “They contacted us and at that time, the movement [to withdraw support] had started,” he said. Mr. Tendulkar also said that the MGP’s insistence to contest the forthcoming bypoll in the Shiroda constituency, despite assuring Mr. Gadkari that they would not, led to dropping of Deputy Chief Minister and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar from the Cabinet. MGP State president Deepak Dhavalikar, however, on Friday denied the BJP president’s claim and said, “Contesting or not contesting the Shiroda bypoll was never part of the alliance agenda.”Last year’s induction of two Congress MLAs and the latest induction of two MGP MLAs, has been criticised by local BJP leaders like former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and former Speaker of the Goa Assembly Rajendra Arlekar.last_img read more