Renaldo Balkman shrugs off ‘war wound’ to keep Beermen going

first_imgIt may be just a small cut on his left eyelid, but for Renaldo Balkman, it’s a small reminder of how he lays it out on the line for Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Tim Cone left ’embarrassed’ by Ginebra’s 38-point loss to San Miguel View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Balkman suffered the wound in the second quarter of Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals after catching an inadvertent elbow from Greg Slaughter who went up for a layup with 5:12 in the clock.“It’s a war wound for me. We just got to keep on fighting, man. I got a lot of wounds but I’m alright,” said Balkman after the Beermen dominated Ginebra, 132-94, for a 2-1 series lead 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’Unlike in Game 2 where the emotions ran high leading to the ejections of Arwind Santos and Chris Ross, Game 3 was a more peaceful affair and Balkman wasn’t going to let the accidental hit get to him.“I’m always riled up, but at the same time you got to remain professional. I’m kind of in the edge but I kept my composure,” said Balkman, who actually had a little conversation with Slaughter after the play but the two brushed off the incident. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I got to get my team together, get them going, and after halftime we came out in the third quarter and I got them going.”Balkman finished with a team-high 28 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and three blocks.And Balkman, after getting bandages for his wound during the halftime break, exploded for 13 points in the Beermen’s 39-21 third-quarter breakaway.The Beermen’s strong third quarter gave them a 92-72 lead heading into the fourth as the match turned into another blowout for the defending champions who won Game 2 by 25 points, 134-109.“After halftime we came out in the third quarter and I got them going,” said Balkman. “That was a great thing for me to see with those guys going the way we did.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

UAAP: UST sweeps FEU in elimination round

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. To make matters worse for FEU, Arvin Tolentino was slapped with his second straight disqualifying foul this season after his cheap shot on Huang with 15.9 seconds left.Huang finished with a career-high 20 while grabbing six rebounds for the Growling Tigers, who won their third straight game.Marvin Lee added 17 points with five assists for UST with Henri Subido tallying 14 points and Germy Mahinay putting up 10 points and eight boards.Despite making less field goals than FEU, 25 to 30, the Growling Tigers made up for it from the foul line hitting on a 21-of-27 clip while the Tamaraws went 7-of-13 from the stripe.Richard Escoto led the 5-3 Tamaraws with 12 points while Tolentino had 11 points and 11 rebounds before his exit.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title FEU held on to a slim 51-49 lead early in the fourth but that just fueled the Growling Tigers’ tenacity as they went on a game-changing 16-3 run to take a 65-54 after Zach Huang’s jumper with 3:55 left.Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela was then, called for a technical foul with 2:01 left in the game after he challenged the referees for calling an offensive foul on his guard Alec Stockton.FEATURED 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“It’s so easy to coach these guys because they’re so connected, whatever you tell them to do they will,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino. “There’s no resistance on their part.”“It’s a good thing they appreciate our efforts because they see the results and they trust us coaches even more.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas downed Far Eastern University anew, 78-70, to sweep their head-to-head battle in the elimination round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Growling Tigers won their first meeting, 76-74, and their latest win bumped them to .500 territory with a 4-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO beltlast_img read more

Good News in Ebola Fight: At least Five have ‘Successfully Recovered’

first_imgAuthorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) have told the Daily Observer that at least five persons who were tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), have now successfully recovered and have tested ‘negative.’According to Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, four of the five, who are in Lofa and one in Montserrado, have now been “reintegrated” back into their respective communities.“This is a good news in our fight against the disease,” Asst. Min. Nyenswah, a Public Health Expert, said. “I am told that one of the Lofa survivors is a member of the Voinjama AG Church. There was a big celebration by the church members for the recovery of their colleague,” he added.The Asst. Health Minister, who is also the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the nation, said the Government, through the Health Ministry wants to use those survivors as ambassadors to raise the hope of anyone contracting the disease that they, too, can survive. They would also tell the nation the kind of care they are given by health workers, some of whom are working 24/7 spreading health tips on the prevention of the disease.However, our Health Correspondent said it is a known fact that surviving the Ebola virus disease has to be by sheer miracle, as the disease has no known cure at the moment and it has a 90 percent case fatality rate. This means that nine out of 10 persons, who are confirmed positive with the virus die within two to 21 days. The five, whose names are yet undisclosed and were discharged Monday, July 7, had, upon arrival, tested positive but underwent treatment and laboratory results later showed negative.It can be recalled that in April a family, who had been quarantined following the death of one of their members, was reintegrated back into the community in Firestone, Margibi County after being tested negative, even though they had not been tested positive, initially.Forty-eight-year-old Fallah Taylor, head of a Foya Family, had had contact with his wife, who died after contracting the disease. Mr. Taylor was later declared free from the virus and reintegrated into the community by the Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Bernice Dahn.Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has said that at least 41 persons have now been confirmed killed by the virus since the outbreak was reported in Liberia on March 22. However, the Ministry also said that 46 other deaths, have reported to be in the “probable” and “suspected” cases; this brings the total number of deaths to 87 in the “confirmed, probable and suspected” category.Of the number of deaths in all the cases, 47 are reported to have taken place in Lofa, five in Margibi and 35 in Montserrado. Among these deaths are 11 health workers.The Ministry further said it has so far confirmed 63 nationally to have contracted the virus and additional 38 and 30 fall within the probable and suspected cases, making it 131 cases in all the cases, including “probable, confirmed and suspected.”The Ministry further encourages the public to take the following precautionary measures during this Ebola emergency period, “not to eat dead bush animals. Be very careful in handling fresh bush meat; avoid bathing dead bodies of suspected patients; avoid eating plums/mangoes and other fruits partially eaten by bats; avoid eating monkeys, bats, and bamboos and prevent coming in direct contact with body fluids of infected persons or dead persons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BWIAA Urges Gov’t to Stop “Illegal Sand Mining” Near Key Bridges

first_imgThe Booker Washington Institute Alumni Association (BWIAA) has called for a collaborative campaign involving the relevant government agencies, security authorities, community leaders and the media to halt the “rampant and illegal” river sand mining that threatens the viability of the bridge linking Vai town and Waterside and the one near the Jamaica Road at the Somalia Drive intersection.In a press release, the leadership of the alumni association described the habit as “worrisome and disgusting,” saying it has on many occasions drawn the attention of the Maritime Authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Public Works, but the “unwholesome and criminal acts” have continued unchecked.“The illegal sand miners have been seen operating mainly near the Jamaica Road Bridge for a long time now,” the release observed.In recent days, the release said, young men using dug-out canoes have also been doing serious, illicit deep-river sand mining very close to the multimillion dollar Vai Town-Waterside Bridge.The BWIAA believes keeping a security watch on the bridges or authorizing and empowering community people to police the areas could curtail the ugly habits and save the bridges from eventual collapse.The association wants authorities also to stop individuals from going to buy sand from the illegal miners whose intention clearly is to undermine efforts of national development and recovery.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pat Pimm named chair of Northern Caucus

first_imgPeace River MLA Pat Pimm has been named the new chair for the Northern Caucus.The Northern Caucus is made up of the BC Liberal Government Caucus’s northern MLAs who work together to advocate for northern issues in Victoria. The Caucus’s main goal is to ensure a united, strong voice for Northern B.C. They meet regularly to discuss strategies and ideas for government policy and programs, promote northern issues with their government caucus colleagues and collaborate with regional stakeholders.- Advertisement -Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom will also be in the Caucus, along with Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond, Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell, and Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad, the Parliamentary Secretary for Silviculture.last_img read more

Finance Minister lays out plans for PST reinstatement

first_imgThat includes returning the 1.6 billion dollars in transition money it was lent by the federal government, as well as loss of revenue.Falcon admits that the way the HST was brought in in the first place was a problem.”This has obviously been a pretty challenging excercise in public policy development and I think perhaps a lesson, as I said before, in how not to introduce public ploicy change.”Speaking after the Finance Minister, Premier Christy Clark echoed that sentiment.Advertisement “I think if the HST had been introduced in a different way, it may have ultimately met with a different reception.”Both Falcon and Clark will now turn their focus to job creation and public consultation.The Finance Ministry intends to report on the transition to PST on a quarterly basis. “I wish it was a different result. As a British Columbian I wish it was a different result, but it’s not, and we’ll respect the result that came in and we’ll move forward as quickly as we can to put things back in place.”The transition back to the combined 12 per cent PST and GST is expected to take 18 months.The plan is restore the PST at 7 per cent by March 31, 2013. The tax will apply to the same services as it did before the harmonized tax was instated.- Advertisement -Falcon has established an action plan to assist in the process.A project team is already in place to work with the federal government to create transitional rules for the business community will understand how to make the switch.As previously projected, Falcon estimates the switch back will cost the province three billion dollars.Advertisementlast_img read more

UPDATED: 49 INJURED IN HORROR CO DONEGAL BUS SMASH

first_imgUPDATED: More than 40 pensioners on a day out have been taken to hospital this evening after a bus crash at the Ardaghey Cross Roads between Ardara and Donegal town.The emergency services say 49 people have been hurt or are suffering from shock.Gardai have confirmed that a car collided with a 50-seater bus at the junction, but thankfully no-one has been killed or seriously injured. A full medical response team has been assembled to deal with the incident.Fire crews, ambulance crews and Gardai are attending the scene.It’s understood the pensioners were on a coach day trip from the St Johnston and Carrigans areas to Donegal Town and Ardara for the day.It was the Resource Centre’s annual day trip for pensioners in the area. The crash happened at the Ardaghey Cross Roads at its intersection with the N56, a few miles from Inver.Extra staff have been called in to Letterkenny general hospital to deal with the casualties of the incident, the worst coach crash in the county.A Garda spokesman said: “A bus and car collided at Castleogary, and 49elderly people taken to hospital in Letterkenny as a precaution.“The drivers of both vehicles also taken to hospital but there are no serious injuries. Garda Forensic Collision investigators are at scene.”Families of all those on the trip were informed soon after the incident. Letterkenny General Hospital is extemely busy tonight.The HSE is urging people not to go to the Emergency Department unless it is absolutely necessary.The NoW DOC service should be the first port of call.One man whose mother is in hospital told us: “It’s a miracle that no-one was more seriously hurt. I understand the car went into the side of the bus. “My mother is ok; just very shaken by the experience.”UPDATED: 49 INJURED IN HORROR CO DONEGAL BUS SMASH was last modified: June 24th, 2012 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:Ardarabus crashdonegalemergency servicesKillybegslast_img read more

JUDGE GIVES DONEGAL ENGINEERING FIRM CHANCE TO TURN THEIR BUSINESS AROUND

first_imgA Donegal company whose owners asked a Judge to give a chance to get back on a sound financial footing has been placed into Examinership.Judge Keenan Johnson:The directors of Milford engineering firm Henry McGinley and Sons appeared at Donegal Circuit Court before Judge Keenan Johnston in Donegal Town.In the first case of its kind in the circuit court, barrister for the company Ms Eithne Reid-O’Doherty said the company, which employs ten people, has a strong chance of survival. The court heard the company once employed up to 30 people but had been forced to let go a number of people recently.It was also revealed how the McGinleys had tried their best to pay off their debts in recent years.An English company has still come after them for cash despite the fact that the company was still trying to pay a remainder of €13,000 from an overall six figure sum it had already paid off.Judge Johnston referred to the efforts to get back that money describing it as “using a hammer to crack a nut.” He said the McGinleys had worked hard and he thought they should be given a chance.“There are green shoots of recovery on the horizon and I would think it is in everyone’s interest that they given the chance to be able to turn the corner,“They are an employer in an employment blackspot and should be given every opportunity to turn it around,” he said.He also appointed Sean Carr of Vision Accountancy to the Examinership, agreed the Examinership for 70 days and adjourned the case until October 16 to allow responses from creditors. JUDGE GIVES DONEGAL ENGINEERING FIRM CHANCE TO TURN THEIR BUSINESS AROUND was last modified: October 7th, 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:donegalengineering firmHenry McGiney and SonsJudge Keenan JohnstonMilfordlast_img read more

Friends of LUH raise €460,000 for new CT Scanner

first_imgLocal charity Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital are delighted to announce that they have successfully raised enough funds to commission a new CT Scanner at the hospital. The CT Scanner has been operational since Monday.Chairman of the Friends, Mr Peter Cutliffe thanked all those who contributed and collected the money over the past three years, all €460,000. “Once the refurbishment of the radiology department is concluded, Letterkenny University Hospital will be the only hospital of its size to have two fully functional CT Scanners.“Well done to the Friends of LUH.”The refurbishment of the radiology department began in November 2017. The works include repairing the damage from a flooding incident along with the construction of an Interventional Unit that will be used by radiologists, cardiologists and gastroenterologists.Friends of LUH raise €460,000 for new CT Scanner was last modified: March 2nd, 2018 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) Tags:ct scannerfriends of luhluhlast_img read more

South Africa welcomes Iran nuclear deal

first_img27 November 2013 South Africa has welcomed the agreement on a temporary curtailment of Iran’s nuclear programme that was reached with world leaders in Geneva, Switzerland on the weekend. According to the six-month agreement with the US, China, Russia, the UK, France and Germany, Iran will curb some of its nuclear activities and in return will receive US$7-billion in sanctions relief. Iran has agreed to halt its nuclear activities by 20% and gave UN inspectors access to its facilities. It is the most significant agreement between Tehran and international negotiators in more than three decades of estrangement. “South Africa believes that this agreement demonstrates the scope of creative solutions that are possible when the choice is made to follow a constructive and pragmatic approach based on negotiations and dialogue,” the Department of International relations and Cooperation said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Clayson Moneyla said this was a period of confidence-building, which was a prelude to the ultimate goal of a mutually agreed, long-term comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. He said this would enable Iran to fully enjoy its inalienable right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in line with the provisions of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. “We note with appreciation that the framework for cooperation is aimed at improving cooperation between the two parties concerned and that the government of Iran has committed to resolving all past and present outstanding issues.” In South Africa’s view, Monyela said, the International Atomic Energy Agency remained the only internationally recognised competent authority responsible for verifying and assuring compliance with the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. “The objective of the international community should therefore remain to ensure that the agency is able to undertake its verification activities in Iran.” South Africa was confident that the successful implementation of both the joint plan of action and the framework for cooperation would contribute the necessary confidence between the respective parties to pave the way towards sustainable solutions in line with the provisions of the non-proliferation treaty, Monyela said. This would allow Iran to take its rightful place in the international fold and play its historic role in ensuring stability in its region. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more