LATEST STORIES View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite The Scores:LETRAN 82 – Ambohot 15, Nambatac 15, Taladua 13, Balanza 12, Calvo 9, Quinto 8, Balagasay 4, Pascual 4, Mandreza 2, Bernabe 0, Caralipio 0, Gedaria 0.ARELLANO 75 – Flores 17, Salado 15, Cañete 12, Enriquez 10, Alcoriza 8, Concepcion 5, Dela Cruz 3, Nicholls 3, Taywan 2, Abanes 0, Meca 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Padilla 0, Rivera 0.Quarters: 18-25, 46-38, 57-58, 82-75. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return WATCH: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen reunite on the hardwood Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nambatac broke out of his funk and paired up with Jeo Ambohot in the fourth quarter as the two gave the Knights the commanding 72-65 lead with 3:50 left to play.Kent Salado still tried to bring Arellano back in the game, managing to close the gap to five, 77-72 in the final minute, but Nambatac swiftly sank his freebies as Letran did just enough to halt their two-game losing skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ambohot also deserves a praise of his own as he’s starting to emerge as the Knights’ lead big man, tallying 15 markers, 13 boards, and five blocks.Jeremiah Taladua completed the trifecta of double-double for the Knights with his 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Jerrick Balanza got 12 markers and four boards in the win. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “Finally, we’re able to get a win. It’s a nice buffer for us coming to our next game. Hopefully, we can have a good turnaround and our boys work hard,” said coach Jeff Napa in Filipino.What adds to Napa’s glee is him seeing that some of his bench players are stepping up and helping the cause for Letran, something he hopes the team could sustain, especially with a home game slated on Thursday against St. Benilde.“I hope they can still improve. We’re a very young team and it’s a given that all of us are adjusting. Hopefully, the adjustment and the learning will be faster so that it can favor us,” he said.Lervin Flores tallied a season-best 17 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks in the losing effort for Arellano, while Salado was once again limited to 15 markers, four assists, and three boards.Their efforts, though, went for naught as the Chiefs lost their second straight game and fell down the standings at 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac came alive in the fourth quarter as he carried Letran to a huge 82-75 victory over Arellano Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Misfiring in the first three quarters, the senior swingman torched the Chiefs as he fired 13 of his 15 points, to go with his 12 rebounds, five assists, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ
Tiger Woods believed career was finished before comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Europe completed their roster for the event with Britain’s Kyle Edmund being added to a strong team which also includes Germany’s Alexander Zverev, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and Belgium’s David Goffin.In last year’s inaugural event, Federer teamed up with Rafael Nadal in the doubles for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But with Nadal missing this year’s tournament, Djokovic is now expected to form a partnership with Federer.“I am looking forward to it if it comes to that,” said Djokovic, who was ruled out of the 2017 event through injury. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 FILE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal (L) and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic wave at the end of an exhibition game during ‘Kids Day’ on The Philippe Chatrier Court in Paris on May 26, 2018, on the eve of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONNovak Djokovic is looking forward to possibly forming a doubles dream-team with Roger Federer as Europe prepares to take on the Rest of the World in the Laver Cup next month.Djokovic and Federer will spearhead the European challenge in the second staging of the tournament, which takes place in Chicago from September 21-23.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Djokovic said the opportunity of spending time with fellow professionals in a team environment was too good to pass up.“I am looking forward to spending time with (Federer) and all the other players,” he said. “Life on the tour is different. You have your team, and you have your support. The only team event we play is Davis Cup. And you don’t get to mix up so much with your biggest rivals for obvious reasons.“Laver Cup is a competition which unites us all and it is very unusual to see that but also very nice that all the players were there backing and supporting the player which as performing on the court.”The World team will be led by Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro and also includes Diego Schwartzman, Americans John Isner and Jack Sock, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
Although the number of persons now rushing to the online markets has increased significantly in Guyana, the country is still dragging behind as it lacks laws to protect such customers.This was related by Guyana Consumer and Competition Affairs Commission (CCAC) Public Relations Officer Allison Parker during an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday.As pointed out by her, the Consumer Affairs Act only provides guidelines forAn upset customer who sourced an item onlineelectronic sale transactions locally.This means that persons who source items online from overseas suppliers have no rights if an item arrives and does not meet the specification.The CCAC said: “The Consumer Affairs Act does not provide jurisdiction for cross-border e-commerce.”While this is the harsh reality, the consumer body noted that at the third session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy, a decision was made to extend the mandate to include a Working Group on Consumer Protection on E-Commerce (WGE).The WGE is tasked with the responsibility of recommending policy options for consumer protection authorities of member states in light of its guidelines. Its mandate was given by the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy in the second session held in July 2018 in Geneva.The three main areas of focus for the group will be tackling misleading and unfair business practices, consumer education and business guidance, and most importantly, international cooperation in cross-border cases.With regard to legislation the Consumer Affairs Act states, “The Minister may, after consultation with the Commission, make regulations for the purpose of protecting consumers in relation to electronic sale transactions.”Persons have many a time complained of sourcing items from online stores only to receive, in some cases, an entirely different item when it comes to clothing, makeup, accessories, and even electronics.Meanwhile, in terms of other complaints in the areas of electronics, appliances, vehicles, and other items, the Commission said it has received a total of 273 complaints from customers who were unable to get value for their dollar.The number of other complaints received from the beginning of the year to December 10, 2018 has increased when compared with the figure from last year. CCAC has noted that these complaints are valued at $86,156,466.In fact, when the Commission compared its statistics for 2017 and 2018 during its mid-year analysis, it was found that complaints received by the unit have increased by a massive 78 per cent.These figures only reflect items that were sourced locally.
Both the boys and the girls volleyball teams from NPSS travelled to Spruce Grove this weekend to participate in a tournament. Here are the results that we know at this time.Ooks (Girls)8:30 game VS Westwood Collegiate Warriors(Winnipeg MB)- Lose 17/25 & 12/25.2:30 game VS W.P Wagner Warriors (Edmonton AB) – Win 25/17, 24/26, 16/145:00 game VS M.E.I Eagles (Abbotsford, BC) – Win 26/24, 25/18End Result 16th placeOscars (Boys)9:45 game VS Barrhead Gryphons (Barrhead AB) – Lose 14/25, 09/252:30 game VS Salisbury Sabres (Sherwood Park AB) – Lose 14/25, 18/25.Not sure where the boys Ended.Overall the tournament was a sucess andenjoyed by all, stiff competition invites team improvement. The NPSS teams are off to Grande Prairie this next weekend for a tournament at Grande Prairie Composite High School.- Advertisement –
The Los Angeles Fire Department, which drew praise for containing the blaze, said it was caused by power lines that had fallen behind residences. The DWP, however, said it was working to determine the facts. Utility spokeswoman Gale Harris said the DWP was investigating whether it owned the land. More than 246,000 DWP and Southern California Edison customers lost power at times after the winds hit. About 1,900 SoCal Edison customers remained out at its last update late Friday. The DWP said it could take up to two more days for power to be restored to everyone. Councilman Dennis Zine asked that the DWP and other city departments with land in mountainous areas determine within days whether any brush needs cutting “because of the weather change.” About 20,000 customers of the city’s Department of Water and Power remained without electricity for a third day early Saturday as crews labored to repair toppled utility poles and snapped power lines. The municipal utility also is investigating whether a blown power line in overgrown land it owns sparked a Thursday wildfire that damaged three expensive Beverly Hills homes. In a statement, the DWP said that if it is found to have responsibility “we will own up to it.” The DWP, one of the largest property owners in the city, said it had already begun expediting brush-clearing because of extraordinarily dry weather and “will immediately conduct further assessment of all our properties to determine whether additional brush clearance is needed.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Mario Balotelli is making a ‘mockery’ of Liverpool.That’s the view of former defender Steve Nicol, who claims he would prefer to see Southampton striker Shane Long play for the Reds.The Italian has yet to impress on the pitch and is in hot water after posting an image on social media which appeared to contain anti-Semitic and racist references.“They spent £16million on Balotelli but I would prefer to have signed someone like Shane Long,” he told Extra Time. “He’s someone who will come on the field and throw his guts into a game and give you everything he’s got.“He might hot have the ability or the CV of Balotelli but the fans would love him.“Instead, you’ve got a guy who is not producing on the field and who’s making a mockery of the club off the field.”
talkSPORT’s Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan joined Des Kelly and Friends on Wednesday morning to discuss Swansea striker Wilfried Bony’s move to Manchester City.The Ivory Coast forward is on the verge of agreeing a £30million switch to the Etihad, having impressed with the south Wales club for the last 18 months.And Van der Kraan believes the former Vitesse and Sparta Prague can emulate his international team-mate Didier Drogba.Listen again to Marcel van der Kraan’s opinion on Bony above and leave your thoughts below…
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told talkSPORT he is hopeful of completing the signing of Joey Barton.The midfielder is out of contract at Burnley and has held talks with the Scottish giants, who will be back in the Premiership next season after a four-year absence.Warburton concedes Rangers cannot compete with the wages on offer from English clubs also interested in the 33-year-old.But he believes the lure of playing in front of a raucous Ibrox crowd and the potential of Europa League football – the club will qualify for the competition if they beat Hibernian in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final – may just convince Barton to move north.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Warburton said of Barton: “He was in the Championship Team of the Year and he is a top class performer. I’m sure there will be many suitors after him – the level he has played at this year there is no doubt about that.“We can’t match the money down south. All we can do is offer an opportunity here to enjoy Ibrox, the 50,000 crowd, and the potential of European football this season or next.“If he buys into it then all well and good. Hopefully, we are close, but we will have to wait and see.”
Donegal’s pub population has taken a hit in recent years with 91 premises closing down since 2005.The number of pubs in the county has fallen by 20.1% between 2005 and 2018, according to industry analysis by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).362 licenses were renewed in Donegal in 2018, compared to 453 in 2005. DIGI say the decline in pub numbers is a stark reminder of the pub’s continued decline in rural Ireland, while many pubs were forced to shut up shop during the recession.The latest study of Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector in 2017 showed that the industry enables 7,443 jobs and €168 million in tourism spend in the constituency.DIGI is calling on the Government to reduce alcohol excise tax by 15% over the next two years to ease the pressures on the pub industry.They say that pubs are a significant part of regional Ireland and play a crucial role as community meeting points in rural and isolated parts of the country. Padraig Cribben, DIGI member and CEO at Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said:“The number of rural pubs are down 20% in the period from 2005 to 2018 which is hugely worrying. This equates to 1,535 rural pubs which are businesses that provide jobs, a hub in the local community for socialising and community integration and a cultural powerhouse which is among the main attractions for tourists visiting Ireland.Mr Cribben added: “Considering this sharp decline in the number of pubs, we need to monitor this industry and ensure the necessary supports are in place to reverse this trend. While the Government committed to assist small rural businesses recover during the recession, business owners in the drinks industry were challenged by two increases in alcohol excise tax in Budget 2012 and Budget 2013. “Our high alcohol excise tax slows the growth of these businesses and impacts their day-to-day operations and bottom line. We are calling on the Government to reduce excise tax to encourage the growth of our drinks and hospitality sector, return money to Irish consumers and make Ireland more competitive internationally, particularly ahead of a no-deal deal Brexit.” Pub numbers fall by 20% in Donegal was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseWith delicious fair food, hard working youth exhibitors, extensive entertainment options, and countless other attractions, there is plenty to enjoy at the Ohio State Fair. Among my very favorite things, though, is seeing the familiar faces each year and stopping for a few minutes to chat in between livestock shows and the many other happenings of the Fair.For those in the draft horse barn, there are not many faces more familiar than Gerald Harkness, who has exhibited Belgians at the Ohio State Fair for an astonishing 72 years.Gerald Harkness“My grandpa and dad started showing in the late 30s or early 40s. I was born in ‘38 and I started showing horses at 8 years old,” Harkness said. “It was great to show horses and back then the draft horse people would have a big barn party. The people who showed draft horses were great people. Everybody got along. We were competitors but there was no knock down drag out stuff. All the exhibitors would help each other out. If a piece of harness would break, the other exhibitors would run out to help. It was almost like a family. I have a son and three daughters involved and a grandson and granddaughters who help. My great-grandson is two and he comes along too, so now there are six generations of my family that have been involved in showing at the Ohio State Fair.”Harkness, from Erie County, has taken Belgians all over the country.“Way back in the 40s and 50s we went to a lot of national shows all over. It didn’t cost then like is does today. We’d take off and get back about six weeks later going to all of those shows. We took anywhere from 15 to 18 halter horses — no hitches,” he said. “From the time I was around we’d have a heck of a show at the State Fair. I can remember when we’d have 25 to 30 horses in each class. It took two days to show the halter horses. It was really a big deal. In the mid 40s we had a couple of horses that were the champions all over and won every class they went in.”Going way back into the 1800s the Ohio State Fair was an important stop for draft horse shows because of the proximity to railroads, the transportation method of choice for draft horse exhibition animals.“The Ohio State Fair used to be one of the top three or four state fairs in the country for draft horses. Ohio was a big importer of horses back in the late 1800s. They were big time then,” Harkness said. “All the big boys went to Ohio and Chicago and they moved horses from fair to fair by train.”Harkness has seen the Ohio State Fair draft horse shows thrive, then wane, then thrive again. He serves as a historian for the Belgian breed and is often asked to advise regarding judge selection and show schedule for the Ohio State Fair. And, for 18 years, he has provided the valuable service of helping at the exhibitor hospitality room by getting the coffee brewing by 5:30 a.m. His early start to the day may have something to do with the fact that he sleeps in the barn.“We have always slept in the barn down at Columbus near the horses,” Harkness said. “If you’re sleeping in the camper and something happens, you don’t know about it.”Harkness is known around the draft horse barn for his generous attitude, selflessness and dependability that have contributed to the general success of the draft horse show and many other draft horse exhibitors. He is being inducted into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame this year for his efforts.The Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame (which is different from the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame that is also held during the State Fair) was established in 1976 for the purpose of recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward making the Ohio State Fair one of America’s premier expositions. The Governor selects the inductees into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame each year.With so many draft horse shows under his belt, I thought it was appropriate to ask Harkness about his thoughts regarding our live streaming of the evening draft horse shows at the Ohio State Fair this year. He told me that watching the show (whether in person or online) was fine, but it simply cannot compare to the thrill of participating in the show.“The added exposure of the live streaming is great, but watching the show is not the same as participating in it. To be involved hands-on in the show — to me that is what makes it,” he said. “The horses are popular. There are a lot of people out there with a couple of draft horses. They claim there are more draft horses in the U.S. today than back before there were farm tractors.”The live streaming of the draft horse shows and some dairy events is being added to our usual offering of instant results from the junior market shows and the live streaming of the Sale of Champions. The OCJ/Ohio Ag Net staff puts in a HUGE number of hours over the duration of the Fair to serve the exhibitors, their families, the Ohio livestock industry, and you. The long hours at the Fair fly by, though, because we love seeing all of our favorite familiar faces each year (the food surely doesn’t hurt either).