Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college With Antetokounmpo sidelined, Bucks thump Bulls in another road win 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 The Blazers, coming off road wins over playoff contenders Brooklyn and Philadelphia, seemed to be on their way to a comfortable win against the Cavaliers, who have the league’s third-worst record.Portland scored the game’s first 14 points and continued to pour it on in the second quarter. Cleveland rallied in the third, and Matthew Dellavedova’s 3-pointer with a second left cut the lead to 88-84.“We were saying how it didn’t feel like a double-digit loss,” Love said. “It just got away from us a little bit there at the end.”Cleveland appeared to tie the game early in the fourth, but Larry Nance Jr.’s 3-pointer was waved off after the Blazers were charged with a common foul on a screen set by Dellavedova.Seth Curry hit all five 3-point attempts and finished with 15 points for Portland, which is in fourth place in the Western Conference.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: McCollum had his jersey retired Sunday at Lehigh, where he starred in college. … Portland is 13-15 on the road. … F Evan Turner (left knee) missed his second game in a row.Cavaliers: Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points. … Rookie guard Collin Sexton scored 11 points. He was 3 of 14 from the field and had one assist. … Love was the only starter to score in the first quarter. He was 5 of 14 from the field for the game.LESSON LEARNEDThe Blazers weren’t pleased about letting the Cavaliers back into the game Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “In the first half we tried to set the tone,” Lillard said. “In the second half we took for granted all of the things we were doing to get out front.”“Obviously the first half was fun to watch,” coach Terry Stotts said. “In the second half they played harder than us. But I like the way we finished.”NOT YETDrew said forward Tristan Thompson hasn’t been cleared to go through a full-court practice with contact and won’t return until he does.“If he passes that test he’ll be deemed ready to play,” Drew said. “That has to happen.”Thompson missed his 16th straight game with a sore left foot and has been out for a total of 26 games because of the injury.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Visit Boston on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Visit New York on Thursday. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson, top, drives between Portland Trail Blazers’ Jake Layman, back, and Portland Trail Blazers’ Rodney Hood, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Cleveland. Portland won 123-110. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard made sure Portland didn’t turn an easy win into a crushing loss.McCollum scored 35 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and Lillard hit two crucial 3-pointers down the stretch as the Trail Blazers hung on to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-110 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “CJ carried us on the offensive end,” Lillard said. “We tried to just keep that rolling because it seemed like he was making every shot. When a scorer gets in that rhythm, it’s important not to cool him off.”Cleveland cut the lead to 88-84 going into the fourth and was behind 105-102 with 4:42 left, but Portland’s backcourt duo took over from there.Cleveland coach Larry Drew was asked about the pair before the game. His words turned out to be hauntingly accurate for the Cavaliers.“They can change a game,” he said. “They can make big shots. Either guy can have not a big night, but a huge night. They’re going to score. They’re just that good.”Cedi Osman scored 27 points for the Cavaliers, who were attempting to win three straight for the first time this season. Kevin Love, playing his fifth game since returning from foot surgery, had 18 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT The Blazers led 71-48 at halftime, but needed a 14-0 run late in the fourth quarter to finally put away a game that looked like a rout in the first half.McCollum finished the night hitting 12 of 18 shots, including 7 of 8 3-pointers. Lillard scored eight of his 21 points in the final period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMcCollum, a native of Canton, Ohio, played in front of a large contingent of family and friends.“I had about 60-100 people here,” he said. “They spent a lot of money on tickets and drove in for the game, so I figured I had to give them something tonight.” View comments
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Thursday approved a US$11.6 million loan for Guyana which will go towards a project designed to support the strengthening and sustainability of the energy sector here by contributing to the institutional development of oil and gas governance and cleaner energy sources for electricity generation.The specific objectives of the loan programme are first, to develop a management and planning framework for Guyana’s oil and gas sector; and second, to contribute towards the development of a policy framework so that Guyana may diversify its electricity generation matrix using cleaner or renewable sources.“Guyana’s new energy scenario, which will likely yield significant revenues for the Government, represents a transformative shift in Guyana’s development trajectory. It embodies a crucial and unprecedented opportunity for economic growth and sustainable development,” a statement from the IDB added.It was further stated that the conversion of short-term oil wealth into long-term, well-being hinges on the capacity of the Guyanese Government to adequately manage this new sector and enact productivity-enhancing reforms.The IDB said if handled well; it can boost the overall standard of living for the country. However, there is considerable work to be done so that Guyana can enjoy the benefits of its recent – and potential – oil and gas wealth.The institution also highlighted that too often resource-rich countries have become or remained poor as a result of inadequate resource management. Hence, there is an urgent need to improve the governance of Guyana’s oil and gas sector ahead of production in 2020.The agreed-upon policy commitments of the first tranche of the programme were geared towards establishing a department of energy within the Ministry of the Presidency to take over responsibilities related to the governance and development of Guyana’s oil and gas sector.The second commitment was to approve the department draft roadmap to develop Guyana’s oil and gas institutional framework, and; design of a model contract for future Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) by the department and presented to Guyana’s Ministry of the Presidency.Now that the second tranche has been disbursed, the Government will now have to ensure that the Department functions are placed in a manual establishing its organisational structure, budget and staff allocation, approved by the Ministry of the Presidency.Additionally, it was be tasked with establishing a set of protocols and mechanisms for contract management; and an oil and gas depletion policy designed by the Department and presented for approval to the Ministry of the Presidency.Finally, the programme will also aid Government with the development of a policy framework to diversify and promote the sustainability of Guyana’s electricity generation matrix.The loan is funded in two components totalling US$11.64 million. The first component will total US$5.82 million from the IDB’s ordinary capital; disburse within two years, with a grace period of five and a half years, and an interest rate.The second component will total US$5.82 million from the IDB’s concessional ordinary capital; disbursed within two years, with a grace period of 40 years, and 0.25 per cent interest rate. The executing agency will be the local Finance Ministry.
Brian Mc Cormick pictured presenting the Cup to Kieran Brennan captain of Castlefin Celtic. Included are League Executive members Terry Leyden and Christina O’ Donnell, Ciara Mc Cormick and Leah Brennan. Pic.: Gary Foy, League PROCastlefin Celtic 2 Milford United 1 (a.e.t.)The Brian Mc Cormick Cup will reside at Park View, Castlefin for the first time in the club’s history. What a difference a week can make and these very same players who stood defeated and deflated in Diamond Park, Ballyare just seven days ago, having lost the Promotion / Relegation Play-Off against Cranford United, are now on top of the world.Milford United from the Premier Division were many people’s favourites going into the Brian Mc Cormick Cup Final and it was little surprise to them that Milford United took an early lead in this match which was switched to Dry Arch Park, Bonagee due to Diamond Park becoming unplayable on Saturday evening. Gary Merritt’s free-kick may have taken a slight touch on its way through the Castlefin Celtic penalty area but Merritt was rightly credited with breaking the deadlock.As the match progressed both sides had to settle for mainly half chances as neither outfit could find the killer final ball when well positioned. It was the stubbornness of Castlefin’s striker JP Malley that brought about his side’s leveller. Defiantly he chased down a back-pass to Caolan Mc Gettigan in the Milford net and after bringing a great save from the keeper he followed through to deflect the ball into the net after Mc Gettigan parried it away. Whether or not it took a touch off Brendan Murray matters not as Malley was credited with the strike.The remainder of the game saw both keepers make very fine saves and in doing so each kept their side in the match. The loss of Ciaran Mc Ginley was a blow to Milford as the right-back had carried a threat along the right wing until his dismissal. Damien Casey then saw red when he was yellow carded for the second time by match referee Marty Mc Garrigle.Despite going down by numbers Milford battled well and indeed created some good openings without reward. Castlefin never really made their numerical advantage count and the game went to extra time. Castlefin Celtic’s Simon Mc Glinchey was also dismissed for receiving two yellow cards. With time running out and a penalty shoot-out looking likely Castlefin found a winning goal. Emmett White went on a rare forward mission and when he received the ball thirty five yards from goal he displayed the coolest head on the pitch as he looked up and curled his pass between two Milford defenders to JP Malley who stole in behind the Milford rearguard. Malley composed himself before curling the ball past Mc Gettigan high into the Milford net. A killer blow at the worst possible time for Milford who had no time to respond. A celebration invoking signal for the Castlefin faithful who had watched their teams loose the Promotion / Relegation Play-Off seven days earlier and less than twenty four hours ago watched their Reserves side narrowly lose the Downtown Cup to Glenea United Reserves. Brian Mc Cormick was present to present the Cup on a fine day for football at the Dry Arch Park, Bonagee.Castlefin Celtic: Anthony O’ Hagan, Michael Dunnion, P.J. Mc Menamin, Emmett White, Kieran Brennan, Dominic Mc Glinchey, Mark Carlin, Simon Mc Glinchey, J.P. Malley, Matthew O’ Rourke, Ronan Tourish. Subs: Colin Carlin, Anthony White, Damien Mc Annaney, Peter Bryson, Damien Doherty, James Mc Menamin, Cormac O’ Brien, Milford United: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Ciaran Mc Ginley, Paul Shields, Mark Flood, Paddy Peoples, Damian Casey, Jamie Henna, Joey Cullen, Gary Merritt, P.J. Hagan, Brendan Murray. Subs: Cathal Mc Gettigan, Peter Doherty, T.J. Evesson, Lee Burke, Ciaran Gibbons, Christy Mc Cafferty, Gavin Grier, Ciaran Blaney, Johnny Sweeney. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle. Assistants: Joe Mc Hugh & Marty Quinn DONEGAL LEAGUE: CASTLEFIN CELTIC PIP MILFORD IN BRIAN McCORMICK CUP FINAL was last modified: May 11th, 2014 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:Brian McCormick CupCASTLEFIN CELTICDOENGAL LEAGUEMILFORD UTD
Investigation launched into aircraft incident at Newark. An investigation has been launched into a runway incident involving two planes at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this week.A Scandinavian Airlines aircraft’s wing clipped the tail of a United Airlines plane on Wednesday night as they were preparing for take-off at one of the nation’s busiest airports, Yahoo! News reported.Photos and video show a significant portion of the United aircraft’s left wing torn off.Following the incident, passengers from both planes were disembarked and given alternative flights.The Federal Aviation Administration said no one was injured during the accident.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T.