NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick relishes chance to learn from Stanley Pringle

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES The former San Beda star wasn’t afraid of going up against the physicality of the Elasto Painters and all the while learning the ropes from one of the best point guards in the PBA in Stanley Pringle.READ: Robert Bolick signs 2-year max deal with NorthPortFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He’s a great player,” said Bolick of Pringle in Filipino. “Whatever he tells me to do, I’m just going to follow because he’s that great of a player.”Bolick, a three-time NCAA champion with the Red Lions, is considered as one of the best floor generals in college and he’s now under the tutelage of Pringle who’s often considered as one of the top point guards in the PBA. Andray Blatche announces his return to Gilas Pilipinas Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick PLAY LIST 01:18Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick02:09PBA Draft: Pringle official top pick, Alaska lands Banchero00:50Trending 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 Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Pringle averaged a league-best 21.0 points-per-game among local players with 6.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It may be the holidays but NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick isn’t letting off the intensity.Bolick, chosen third overall in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft, showed his wares for the Batang Pier scoring 15 points in their 102-90 win against Rain or Shine in a tune-up game at NorthPort’s practice gym at Green Meadows Clubhouse Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NorthPort’s superstar is also in the running for the MVP plum after accumulating an average of 35.5 statistical points across 33 games, the top mark in the league and 2.4 points ahead of four-time winner June Mar Fajardo.Batang Pier head coach Pido Jarencio also has high hopes for the backcourt of Bolick and Pringle for the upcoming PBA season.“Bolick is an intelligent player, an A1 player and he’ll be a good complement for Stanley,” said Jarencio in Filipino. “Also Stanley likes the type of Bolick who can understand his style of play.”Bolick said he’d be a keen student of Pringle throughout the season.“I’ll just continue learning from him because that’s the most important thing right now,” said Bolick.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Escapee jailed

first_imgAn escapee was on Friday sentence to spend the next year in prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Annette Singh.Mark McCalmont originally pleaded not guilty to the offence, which stated that on December 17, 2015, at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, he unlawfully escaped from Police custody.The prosecution contended that on the day in questioned, the defendant was arrested and slapped with a break and entering and larceny charge. He was placed on a bench in the Enquires Office at the Golden Grove Police Station when he escaped from custody.However on the same day, he was rearrested and charged with that offence.Magistrate Annette Singh stated that upon conclusion of the prosecution’s statements, it was determined that a prima facie case has been made out against the defendant.As such, the accused was found guilty and sentenced to one year imprisonment.last_img read more

Prolonged winter could cause problems for farmers

first_imgThere are programs such as production insurance and AgriStability which can aid farmers in the event of a drought or if they have poor yields. However, these forms of aid are often based on previous years’ yields, which could be diminished if the affecting conditions are prolonged. Environment Canada officials have warned that most areas in central and western Canada could face an extended winter, which can mean an extended snow cover.While an extended snow cover could mean more moisture for the recently drought-affected Peace River region, if the snow cover lasts too long, it could end up causing other problems.- Advertisement -Snow cover can add some moisture to the soil, but a fair amount does run off because the ground is still frozen, says James Griffith, a product representative for production insurance with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.Griffith says although rain is still needed throughout the growing season, snow cover can help provide soil moisture which helps get the crop off to a better start.However, he says an extended snow cover can cause problems when it comes time to plant.Wheat and canola are two of the main crops grown in the Peace River area. Both require a longer growing season, which means being planted earlier in the seaon, but Griffith says if the snow cover lasts past a certain date it can become too late to even consider planting those crops. At that point, he says some farmers switch to planting barley and oats which have a slightly shorter growing season. However, he says if the snow cover lasts over an additional time period, it can become too risky to even plant those crops.Advertisementlast_img read more

COUNTY PLAYERS SLAM FIXTURE COMMITTEE AS GAMES CLASH WITH TRAINING

first_imgDONEGAL’S county players are furious today, claiming the fixtures committee in the county have failed to take account of county training with just a few weeks to go until Donegal’s Championship clash with Tyrone in Ballybofey.Jim McGuinness’s squad train on Saturdays – but some players then face journeys to away matches with their clubs.Gaoth Dobhair’s Eamon McGee is among the county players who have hit out at the move. It’s understood the players had asked for training to be on one day and matches to be on another – alternating between Saturdays and Sundays.McGee has county training this Saturday – followed by an away trip to Killybegs.He said accused the competitions committee of making “a hash of things.”  COUNTY PLAYERS SLAM FIXTURE COMMITTEE AS GAMES CLASH WITH TRAINING was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 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) Tags:COUNTY PLAYERS SLAM FIXTURE COMMITTEE AS GAMES CLASH WITH TRAININGlast_img read more

A BIG CHRISTMAS FAIR PLAY TO LYIT

first_imgThe LYIT Christmas Fair – put it in your diary!The LYIT Christmas Fair will take place from 10am to 2.30pm in the An Dánlann, LYIT on Tuesday 3 December, 2013. This is a fun, on-campus event organised by Father John Boyce, Chaplain, LYIT and Fiona Kelly, Student Union Administrator. Exhibitors will be selling a range of gifts and treats, from homebakes to handcrafted jewellery, handmade cards to fine painted decorations.A limited number of stands are still available, so if you are regular craft fair exhibitor and think that you may be interested in taking part at this event, please email fiona.kelly@lyit.ie All proceeds from the LYIT Christmas Fair, goes towards the LYIT Christmas Appeal Fund, which helps student families on campus at LYIT by purchasing toy, fuel and food vouchers for student families on campus. Entry to the Fair costs €2 for staff/outside public and €1 for students.If you are have some spare time on Tuesday 3 December and fancy picking up some Christmas treats or stocking fillers, then why not add this date to your diary! A BIG CHRISTMAS FAIR PLAY TO LYIT was last modified: November 17th, 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:CHRISTMAS FAIRLYITlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Saturday, October 1st.Stella MORROWThe death has occurred of Stella Morrow, The Heeney’s, Donegal Town. Reposing at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Jim & Margaret Morrow, The Heeney’s, Donegal Town, today from 4pm to 10pm. Removal on Saturday at 1.15pm to Killymard Parish Church for Funeral Service at 2pm followed by burial in Edrim Graveyard. House private on the morning of the funeral please. Family flowers only.Josephine GALLAGHER (née Quinn)The death has occurred of Mary Josephine Gallagher (née Quinn), Strasallagh, Glenties.Reposing at her late residence. Removal from there on Sunday morning to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh for 12 noon Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the new cemetery, Glenties. Barry DOOHANThe death has occurred of Barry Doohan of Shamrock Lodge, Falcarragh.Reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass on Sunday, 2nd October, at 1pm in St. Finian’s Church, Falcarragh. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Rosary nightly at 9pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Donegal Hospice.John CANNONThe death has occurred of John Cannon, Stragaddy, Termon.Reposing at his home from 7pm on Friday 30th September. Funeral Mass on Sunday 2nd October at 12.30pm in St Columba’s Church, Termon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 10pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.Peter MC LOUGHLINThe death has occurred at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal of Peter McLoughlin, 10, Meendarragh Park, Woodlands, Letterkenny, retired Garda Síochána, formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Loving husband of Maureen (née McGinley) Ranafast. Loving father of Una-Marie, Caroline, Emer, Regina and Tracy, sister Eilish Harrington (Dublin) and brother Michael (London). Deeply regretted by his loving family, grandchildren, in-laws, relatives and friends.Remains reposing at his home from 6pm this evening, Saturday 1st October. Funeral from there on Monday morning, 3rd Oct, going to the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine, Letterkenny for 11am Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to St. Joseph’s Hospital Comfort Fund. Family time on the morning of the funeral.Aidan CAREYThe death has occurred of Aidan Carey, Carn-Malin, Malin Head. Cremation took place on Friday, 30th September, at 2pm at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. Donations, if desired in lieu of flowers, to the Irish Heart Foundation.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: October 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Picture Special: Relay for Life celebrates amazing €130,780 fundraising total

first_imgRelay for Life in Donegal announced their grand fundraising total for 2017 as the committee marked another successful year.The charity group presented a cheque for €130,780.92 to Mark Mellett of The Irish Cancer Society at a celebration evening and thank you party last night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.Mark Mellett Head of Fundraising The Irish Cancer Society receving the cheque for €130,780 from Drew Corry at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonRelay for Life Donegal’s successful summer event brought together another huge sum to fund vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society. Money raised is spent locally, including a clinical research programme at Letterkenny University Hospital. The event was attended by the Relay for Life Donegal Committee, volunteers, sponsors and representatives from the health sector. They looked back on the many great events during the year and looked ahead to the future of the initiative.Prancers Agaist Cancer from Buncrana presenting ther €14,647 to Mark Mellett, head of Fund Raisisng Irish Cancer Society at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Seated from left are Agnes Doherty, Mark Mellett and Rosemary Doherty. Back From left Drew Corry, Lorraine hardy, Roberty O’Connor, Sarah Black Burn and Ena Barrett. Photo Clive WassonStill Pushing – Rerpresenativies from the motor trade in Letterkenny presenting €35,000 raised at there car push 2017 to Mark Mellett, Head of Fund Raising Irish Cancer Society at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonMusicians and entertainers who received certificates at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonDr Isabella Bray, Research Manager with the Irish Cancer Society, outlined the details of the €100,000 investment made at LUH by past Relay for Life Donegal events. She said it was an important project that can benefit cancer survivors in Donegal and all over the world.Dr. Isabella Bray speaking at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonAdvanced Nurse Practitioner Dr. Janice Richmond and Oncology Research Nurse Mary Grace Kelly were present to share details of the upcoming study. The programme to be carried out at LUH will investigate the impact of a personalised self-managed lifestyle programme using mobile technology on the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors.Dr. Janice Richmond speaking at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonDr. Richmond said 120 people will take part in the study, who will wear a FitBit for six months to monitor their activities and health. A skilled team of a made up of a dietician, a physiotherapist and a psychologist will monitor the participants. Researchers in Galway will carry out the data collection and analysis.  Dr. Richmond said it is hoped the programme, if successful, can be implemented in clinical practices in the future. The clinic plans to begin enrolling people in the coming weeks.Robert O’Connor speaking at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonRelay for Life Donegal organisation is about celebrating survivors, remembering those who are less fortunate and fighting back through events and functions like the relay, said chairperson Robert O’Connor.He announced that the next Relay weekend is set for the 2nd and 3rd of June 2018. Plans are already afoot for another large-scale community movement.Some of the crowd at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonMary Conway receiving the Gordy Klatt award fro Relay For Life from Robert O’Connor and Mark Mellett Head of Fundraising The Irish Cancer Society at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive Wasson  Picture Special: Relay for Life celebrates amazing €130,780 fundraising total was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish Cancer SocietyRelay for Lifelast_img read more

Measuring SA’s ‘second’ economy

first_img12 October 2005In the coming months Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will be sending fieldworkers to households all over the country to assess informal and self-employment, so as to measure the growth of South Africa’s informal economy.This will help provide a clearer picture of the country’s economic growth and unemployment, and help the government provide services to encourage entrepreneurship.Stats SA deputy director-general Elizabeth Gavin told Parliament’s portfolio committee on finance on Tuesday that South Africa’s “second”, or informal, economy was difficult to measure because the sector’s large number of small and informal businesses were not listed on the official business register. The survey is an attempt to remedy this situation.Survey fieldworkers are being trained and will be going out to selected households in the coming weeks, Gavin said.This ties in with Stats SA’s priority of improving the quality of statistical information, as was achieved by its November 2004 benchmarking and rebasing of GDP, the committee was told.Gavin said the survey was important to assess the impact of the informal economy on South Africa’s GDP.Statistician-general Pali Lehohla said informal employers and the self-employed should be taken into account in the assessment of GDP; the only way to do this was with a household survey of a sample frame of dwellings.Reliable information on the number of informal businesses is also necessary for the government to provide the necessary services to encourage people to start their own businesses, the committee was told.The survey would also result in more accurate unemployment figures, Stats SA officials said.The stricter international definition of employment does not reflect “job-seeking behaviour” as a whole, the committe was told. The standard measure may therefore not provide a comprehensive picture of the problem.A broader definition of unemployment accounts for factors such as “discouraged” job-seekers, so providing a clearer picture of actual numbers of people out of work.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Brand South Africa congratulates Play Your Part Award winner, Intercessory Army Franchising

first_imgThe 6th annual South African Premier Business Awards hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry, in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa took place in Sandton on Wednesday 13 March 2019.SAPBA celebrates business excellence and honours organisations that are drivers of innovation, job creation, healthy business ethics and quality.Brand South Africa is excited to have presented The Play Your Part Award that inspires citizens to contribute positive change, by steering and executing social programmes. The award was scooped by Intercessory Franchise Brands founded by Bulelani Balabala. As the CEO of IAF and founder of TEA (Township Entrepreneur Alliance), a branch of IAF, Balabala centres his work around empowering young people.Balabala was honoured by Minister of Trade & Industry, Minister Rob Davies for his commitment and implementation of entrepreneurial and youth development programmes.Through the 4-year old TEA Programme, Balabala and his team have impacted over 9800 townships and rural entrepreneurs, and more 25 000 high school students. The programme is aimed at  knowledge sharing, skills development, enterprise development and giving young entrepreneurs  access to markets.In addition, IAF conducts weekly township school visits through Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation (SLEF), where they inspire students to go the extra mile with their studies and become well-rounded citizens.Brand SA salutes Bulelani Balabala for being an agent of change and for leading a group of people who practice the spirit of Ubuntu. To find out more about what the IAF does, click here.last_img read more

Reflections on a Green Home Tour

first_imgOne thing our local Green Building Council really does right is the annual green home tour. We get great turnout from the public, and it gives the more experienced green builders a chance to open their homes to the novice green builders and share what’s working and how we choose features that make sense for our region. Here are a few of the elements that make our tour such a success.We have a really good tour guidebook with descriptions of the houses and an accurate map of the homes, so participants can plot out itineraries that makes sense for them. We get the guides out on the newsstands in local meeting places and on the Internet a couple of weeks before the tour. Builders link to their page in the online tour book and e-mail it out to friends, prospects, and past customers. Tour goers show up with the books or printouts from the website marked up with the houses they most want to see and questions they want to ask at each house.We don’t charge a fee for the tour. We charge our builders a reasonable fee to participate and sell ads in the tour guide. This way we make it possible for people to stop by only one or two houses as it works into their weekend plans. We also hand out lots of directional street signs and put out very large job-site signs listing the tour hours and the builder’s name and contact info, so we bring in the neighbors and others who may not have heard about the tour from our ad campaign.We work hard to have a good mix of building types. Some people are really offended by light-green or high-priced green-certified homes, some want to see “mainstream green”, some want to see the state-of-the-art energy and water conservation features, some want to see a lot of recycled materials and creative reuse. We always work hard with Habitat for Humanity and the local affordable housing folks to make sure that they have the support they need to get their homes Energy Star approved and Green Certified and to make sure they can show off their efforts on the tour. People have the impression that green homes are a lot more expensive and that they may look or even smell funny. The best way to counter this impression is to show them green in all sizes and prices.We hold a press conference on the Monday before the tour. The builders come to pick up their tour guides and directional signs and to get a briefing on the details that we all need to know to make the tour work. On the first morning of the tour, we’ll have a two-hour event in a central location with educational panels and booths for our tour-book advertisers and sponsors.The green tour is such a strong motivator to be part of our HBA’s green-building council that builders who enroll a house in our program but fail to follow through on certification within a set time from pulling a CO can be banned from participating in the tour.last_img read more