Pumaren thinks also-ran UE ‘could’ve done more’

first_imgThe longer Brownlee stays in PH, the more he feels at home Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Of course there’s Alvin’s 49 points, I’m proud with the way he played because his true potential came out this season and I personally recruited him,” said Pumaren.  But despite making noise, Pumaren said the Red Warriors could’ve done more after getting booted out of Final Four contention on Sunday.“I think we could’ve done more, we could’ve done better with the way we played,” said Pumaren Sunday after losing to Far Eastern University, 79-63.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“But I’m actually proud with how the boys played.”The Red Warriors walked out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with a 3-10 record, but they had their moments. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UE beat UST, 96-91, to register its first victory in the tournament and won two more games in a span of three playing days to get to 3-7 and make itself a Final Four threat.The Red Warriors’ chances, though, went down the drain when the Tamaraws gave them third straight loss.“Despite the odds we’ve faced, we don’t have an import, my players gave it their all,” said Pumaren in Filipino. And as Pumaren and the Red Warriors prepare to bid adieu to their season, he can’t help but have a soft spot for his burly forward Pasaol.UE’s talisman produced the highest-scoring individual performance in recent memory when he dropped 49 points in their 106-100 loss to defending champion De La Salle. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene UE head coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East has been one of the most surprising teams in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.From “Manong” Derrick Pumaren’s flashy outfits, to Alvin Pasaol’s scoring exploits and the Red Warriors’ late resurgence, UE has produced a lot of fireworks this year.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

GOtv on board as 2018 National Volleyball League playoffs are launched

first_img Tags: Aziz DamaniBenjamin MusokeGOtvNational Volleyballtop The playoffs will start on 6th November (photo by Shaban Lubega)NAKASERO – he 2018 Aziz Damani National Volleyball League playoffs have officially been launched on Tuesday, 30-10-2018 at D’mellos Resturant in Nakasero.Like it was the case last year, the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) has partnered with Aziz Damani in order to make the title chasing end of the season more exciting.Speaking on behalf on Mr. Aziz Damani at the launch, Aziz Damani CEO Benjamin Musoke emphasized that the reason as to why they are renewing their partnership with UVF is because of the excellent organisation exhibited by the Federation.“As you know, our interest in sports continues to expand, said Musoke.“We are already in Cricket, Football, Badminton, and now Volleyball but we are here today to renew our partnership with Volleyball following the outstanding performance of the athletes and the organisation of UVF in the 2017 playoffs series.“We are part of this because our goal is to see the sport gain the glory it deserves.“I am therefore proud to see this partnership grow and am confident we can work together for the playoffs.This year’s playoffs have also brought on board PayTv Giants GOtv who will broadcast the games live on one of their channels and also provide Decoders and other prizes to the outstanding performers.GOtv marketing representative Florence Nakirya expressed her delight to be part of this year’s playoffs and promised that they will continue supporting the sport.“We are happy and excited that we will be part of this year’s National Volleyball playoffs, said Nakirya“GOtv and DStv have always supported sport in the country and i can assure everyone that we will continue doing like wise.“We come to Volleyball to try and ensure that the sport grows further.“We are for now offering a decoder to each of the MVPs in Serie A (Women and Men).“Like i said, this is for the start and we shall see how to nature this relationship.This year’s playoffs are sponsored by Aziz Damani and GOtv (photo by Shaban Lubega)Also speaking at the Launch, UVF president Hadijah Namanda thanked the Aziz Damani foundation for their continued support towards Volleyball.“Aziz Damani and UVF’s partnership has grown and contributed tremendously to the thrill and excitement of Volleyball as we know it, said Namanda.“We are profoundly grateful to have Damani’s support in 2018 and that shows the confidence and trust we have built from this partnership.The playoffs serve-off on Tuesday November 2018.This year’s games will be played at two major venues including MTN Arena in Lugogo and Sport-S Grounds in Nsambya.Nemo Stars are the defending champions in the Men’s Series A after defeating Sport-S 3-0 in last year’s final.For the Women Nkumba defeated Vision Volleyball Club 3-1 to win last years’s Serie A Women’s championship.The teams that have made it to the playoffs this year:Serie A Men: UCU, Sport-S, Nemo Stars, Ndejje.Serie A Women: Nkumba A, Sport S, Ndejje, UCUSerie B Men: Lira VC, Tigers, KU VC, JVCSeries C Men: ARK VC, OBB, Thunders, KAVC BComments last_img read more

Donegal gardaí issue warning over scam calls

first_imgGardaí in Donegal are warning people to be on alert for scam callers who are trying to steal bank details.The calls come from a number starting with 00578. When the call is answered the person is told that they have overpaid on their Visa account and in order to rectify the situation and to return the money to them they wish to go through a few steps. The scammers then ask for bank details and personal details.Gardaí say that a number of local people have been targetted in recent days. They are advising people to be on alert and to advise their elderly/vulnerable neighbours or friends about the calls.A Garda notice said: “If you receive a call from anyone who asks you personal questions then please hang up. Do not ever give out your personal details on the phone.“No Company/bank will ever ask for personal details via a phonecall. Take note of the number and if possible block the number.”Donegal gardaí issue warning over scam calls was last modified: October 28th, 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)last_img read more

QPR’s Emmanuel-Thomas expected to complete move

first_imgMK Dons are set to complete the signing of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on loan from QPR.West London Sport revealed on Monday morning that Emmanuel-Thomas, 25, was wanted by the Championship strugglers, who are now on the verge of completing a dealThe forward has scored five goals this term, three of them coming during an early-season spell when he replaced Charlie Austin.But he is now very much out of favour at Rangers, who signed him on a Bosman free transfer from Bristol City in the summer and are keen to offload him.Meanwhile, Rangers have completed the £350,000 signing of Nasser El Khayati, while Rob Green is likely to join Crystal Palace if the Eagles sell former QPR keeper Alex McCarthy to Fulham.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Intra-African trade calls for ‘political will’

first_img11 May 2012 It is time to move past diagnosis of why African countries do not trade with each other nearly as much as they should, World Trade Organization director-general Pascal Lamy told participants at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday. The issue was not about diagnosis of what needed to be done, but on how to do it, Lamy said a conference session on intra-African trade. “We know that the necessary initiatives have to happen at the regional level. Regional organizations have to address these problems one by one. The key to removing these bottlenecks lies in the political energy of regional leaders to do it.” Obstacles to intra-African trade, delegates were told, include inadequate or non-existent infrastructure, complex bureaucratic procedures, inefficient border administrations, regulatory discrepancies that hamper trade and economies of scale – and, more recently, the tightening up of trade finance. “Trade finance is the oil of trade, and there is a potential problem given new financial regulations that have been developed worldwide since the [2008-09 global] financial crisis,” Lamy said.Regulatory environment ‘must be harmonized’ Africa’s trade landscape is characterized by a patchwork of trade rules and regulations that make cross-border trade cumbersome and, at times, impossible, delegates heard. The regulatory environment across the continent would have to be harmonized before Africa could realize its potential as a global trade powerhouse. If national governments could get their priorities clear on this, Lamy said, they would find there was plenty of funding available to help them achieve it. “African countries and regions need to set up a list of priorities of what needs to be done, and do it. It is not a problem of resources – we have the resources. The Aid for Trade lesson is that once countries have their priorities clear, money is not a problem.” African companies would not become global players until they captured regional markets, warned Jaidev Shroff, chief executive of United Phosphorus of India. “There is a lot of talk about Africa becoming a global supplier of food, energy, minerals, etc,” Shroff said. “But until governments make the business environment more competitive, it is going to be very difficult to achieve.”Increasing, diversifying productive capacity For Ethiopian Industry Minister Mekonnen Manyazewal, infrastructure and the capacity to manage and facilitate trade was “a basic”, but the need to reduce costs and diversify countries’ economic base was also paramount. “The issue of increasing our productive capacity and diversifying our products are key for trading,” Manyazewal said. African countries also needed to diversify their economic bases, he said. “It is time to look for quick wins by analysing the value chains from production to the markets and find the constraints that can be overcome through better coordination, better administration and efficiency.” Manyazewal called on the private sector to invest in Africa’s productive capacity, echoing calls by both Lamy and Jean-Louis Ekra, president of the African Export-Import Bank, for the private sector to mobilize and create “bottom-up pressure” on politicians to address the issues of trade openness and competitiveness.Call for private sector to engage “A few African entrepreneurs understand trade issues,” said Ekra. “It is important that they build capacity on these issues so they can put pressure on the government to negotiate in their favour.” In the wake of the global financial crisis, many national banks are cautious, which is why one of the roles of the African Export-Import Bank was to allow banks to feel more secure about instrument issued by other banks, Ekra said. The private sector needed to engage in this issue. “Once the African private sector talks to itself and speaks with one voice, there are grounds to improve and increase the level of transactions among them.” Mahmoud Eisa, Egypt’s minister of industry and foreign trade, pointed out that Africa should have a target to increase its percentage of global trade from 4%, and should set a target for intra-African trade. But trade without infrastructure “will always be an intention rather than an accomplishment”, Eisa added. Transport and communications were critical, but so was infrastructure such as laboratories, regulation and trade policies. Eisa pointed to the European Union, where trade regulations are harmonized, as a model. He also called for stronger standardization in the light of a “weak” African Regional Organization for Standardization. Source: World Economic Forumlast_img read more

Pete’s Product Puzzle: VersaDry

first_imgIt’s installed at the bottom of a wallVersaDry is a 26-gauge G40 galvanized steel track system designed to lift gypsum wall board (GWB) 2 inches off of the floor, protecting the drywall during construction and then if — or more likely, when — a spill or leak wets the concrete floor. The top “shelf” is 5/8-inch wide to receive Type X fire-rated GWB on each side of the wall. VersaDry also comes double-walled to accomplish a 1-hour and 2-hour fire-rated wall assembly (see Image #2, below).Douglas Aitken describes just how he came up with his VersaDry invention: “I grew up poor; it made me a really good project manager, because I kept track of even pennies on huge projects — like the $500 million, 1.8-million-square-foot Lincoln Financial Field project or the $850 million, 500,000-square-foot Perleman Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.It was killing me that we were paying up to $1 million disposal cost just for cut-off and damaged GWB on these projects. And on the Perleman project, seven months into construction, we had a leak up high that led to one inch of water on two 300-foot corridors, leading to three-quarters of a million dollars in remediation of GWB sucking up that water.”So Doug started to look at ways to get the GWB up and off the concrete floors. He chose 2 inches for the stand-off height because the insurer for the Perleman project told him that in multistory projects (for some reason) they usually end up with no more than 1-inch floods on affected floors.Doug’s first approach was a single piece U-shaped bottom track, but it was a bear to stack and package efficiently. So one evening Doug was playing around with splitting the track in half — eliminating any bottom track — just to make it easier to stack and pack the track. As his wife was walking by she said, “Hey, Doug, splitting the tracks means you can use it on any width of wall, doesn’t it?”It turns out that splitting VersaDry into two separate tracks also finally solved years of struggle to pass fire- and sound-rating tests. Doug holds the patent on this seemingly very simple, elegant solution that took years and years of refining. The higher cost can easily be justifiedBeth Anastasia, senior project manager for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, is using VersaDry in a renovation project at the hospital’s post-partum unit. The VersaDry is going in sometime in October.“We have had plenty of problems in the past with GWB getting wet by wicking, particularly in rooms seeing lots of mopping, like bathrooms, and buffer damage to baseboards. We have a lot of support for VersaDry, from our infection control professionals to facilities staff. We did have some initial skepticism from administration based on the apparent higher cost, but especially for rated assemblies, VersaDry really delivers higher performance and competitive cost.”Doug closed our interview saying: “VersaDry works great in any project, even residential basements, but I really think it is a must-have no-brainer for any health facility.”I could not agree more. I am going right now to add it to the specs on an assisted living facility I am working on. In addition to acting as GBA’s technical director, Peter Yost is the Vice President for Technical Services at BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years. An experienced trainer and consultant, he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here. You can also sign up for BuildingGreen’s email newsletter to get a free report on avoiding toxic insulation, as well as regular posts from Peter. I first “learned” about VersaDry when a colleague of mine here at BuildingGreen — our materials and product expert, Brent Ehrlich — sent me the photo reproduced at right. I was in the same boat you are right now: “OK, thanks for the photo, Brent, but what the hell is this VersaDry bent-metal thingamajig?”He replied, “Oh, yeah, here is another photo that will help.” This time he sent me the photo reproduced as Image #2, below.Brent was clearly messing with me, along the lines of when my wife says, “OK, Mr. Building Scientist,” for yet another building science mistake I have made or failed to explain well enough (or so overexplained that she lost interest long before I was done yapping).Brent then gave another hint: “Displaying the VersaDry on a concrete floor is no accident.” Ah, OK, it is some sort of bottom-of-wall track system — maybe a wiring raceway?Brent started to lose patience just a bit: “Come on, Pete: it is solving a moisture problem.” And just as the “aha” came for me, he sent the two photos reproduced as Images #3 and #4, below. RELATED ARTICLES Fixing a Wet BasementPreventing Water Entry Into a HomeAll About BasementsHow to Insulate a Basement WallGround GuttersInground GuttersCarMic House: Taming a Basement from Hell Basement-to-Living-Space Moisture Problems An environmentally friendly solution to a common problemAnd is it “green?” It couldn’t be more so, and here is why:Materials efficiency:It eliminates the bottom track in light-gauge steel-framed partition walls.For fire-rated assemblies, VersaDry eliminates the fire-rated caulk bead required for standard GWB/steel stud partitions. Waste reduction: It means no cut-off waste with 8-foot-high drop ceilings (gaining that 2 inches in height at the bottom means that you don’t need to use 9- or 10-foot long GWB sheets just to get the drop-down ceiling track riding on the GWB).Durability: Since the face of the VersaDry track fully supports the baseboard, it protects the baseboard from “caving” when impacted, as when buffing machines slam up against it (see Image #5, below, a photo that Doug took at a hospital that is only 6 months old).LEED points: For many LEED projects, VersaDry will qualify as local material (it is made in the U.S.), and it sure qualifies for the Innovation credit.last_img read more

Cignal destroys Racal five

first_imgView comments “I’m happy we won [but] still, I really hate the way we played in the third quarter,” said Fernandez. “It seemed like we didn’t know how to play basketball. We gave up so many points, we gave up so many turnovers.”Davon Potts unloaded 15 points for the Hawkeyes, who staged an 11-0 blitz with 2:38 left to regain control, 88-69, against Racal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJason Perkins and Alfred Ryan Batino also teamed up for 26 points as the Hawkeyes improved to 5-2.Earlier, Wangs Basketball snapped a two-game skid with a nail-biting 88-86 escape over Gamboa Coffee Mix. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao punishes spar mates 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’?center_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cignal HD rolled to a fifth victory in the PBA D-League, but it wasn’t the kind of win coach Boyet Fernandez wanted.Nearly blowing early 20-point leads, the Hawkeyes held off Racal Motor’s late run for a 93-75 victory in the Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I expected to get the ball in the end,” said John Ambuludto, who sank the game-winner. “I thought if I did, I would shoot it anyway.”Gamboa Coffee’s Mike Parala tied the game at 86 with 8.6 ticks remaining before Ambuludto dropped a floater with two seconds left to win the game for the Couriers.Robert Herndon led the Couriers with 27 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal.Gamboa playing coach Leo Avenido nearly finished with a double-double with a day-high 38 points and nine boards. —CARLO ANOLIN, KRISTOFER PURNELLADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagelast_img read more

Neymar brace fires Brazil into FIFA World Cup round of 16

first_imgBrazil will be eager to seal their round of 16 berth with a win against Cameroon Neymar lived up to the expectations of the World Cup host nation Monday, scoring two goals as Brazil routed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the knockout stage as the top team in Group A. Fred and Fernandinho added second-half goals for Brazil, which will face South American rival Chile in the second round.Neymar netted twice in the first half, on either side of midfielder Joel Matip’s goal for Cameroon in the 26th minute.He opened the scoring off a low cross by midfielder Luiz Gustavo in the 17th, deftly side-footing the ball home from close range, then restored the lead with a low right-foot strike from the top of the penalty area in the 35th after a pass by left back Marcelo.MATCH COMMENTARY “If I’m not mistaken this is our best game yet,” Neymar said. “Everyone deserves congratulations for their efforts until the end.”Fred found the net in the 49th and the substitute Fernandinho struck in the 84th.Brazil finished Group A with seven points after two wins and a draw. It ended with the same points as Mexico, but had a better goal difference. The Mexicans eliminated Croatia with a 3-1 win in Recife.Playing in its 100th World Cup match, Brazil needed at least a draw to advance. Elimination in the group stage would have been unthinkable for the five-time world champions playing at home. The only team to play in all 20 World Cups, Brazil has advanced to the second round in every tournament since 1970.advertisementBoosted by a crowd of nearly 69,112 at the Estadio Nacional in the nation’s capital, Brazil began the match pressuring Cameroon and created many scoring chances early. But the African team eventually picked up the pace and was able to keep the hosts from threatening too much.Despite playing without Samuel Eto’o because of a lingering right knee injury, Cameroon had a few good chances, even when the match was level in the first half.”The first half was not so bad, but we need to focus for 90 minutes, and this is not the first time that this happened,” Cameroon coach Volker Finke said. “Some goals were not needed, three times we had the control of the ball and we lost it.”It was Neymar who got on the board first, neatly finding the net after Gustavo stole the ball on the left flank and sent a low cross into the area.Cameroon equalized after a nice run by Allan Nyom ended with Matip’s goal, but Neymar again showed he is carrying the hopes of the entire nation, running toward the area and then moving to his right in front of a couple of defenders before firing a low shot into the net.The 22-year-old Barcelona striker had already been decisive in the 3-1 opening win over Croatia, when he also scored twice while Brazil was struggling.Brazil improved in the second half and Fred, who had been loudly criticized for his lackluster performances, got his first goal of the tournament with a header from close range after a cross by defender David Luiz from the left. Cameroon players complained of offsides.Fernandinho, who replaced Paulinho in the second half, closed the scoring after Oscar stole possession from a Cameroon defender near the area. Quick passes by Fred and Oscar set up the midfielder’s toe poke from short range.Cameroon, which hasn’t advanced to the second round since becoming the first African nation to reach the World Cup quarterfinals in 1990, likely saw Eto’o playing in his final World Cup. The 33-year-old striker, in his fourth World Cup, is the team’s all-time leading scorer.Team Lineups(from):Brazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Paulinho (Fernandinho, 46th), Luiz Gustavo, Oscar; Hulk (Ramires, 63rd), Fred, Neymar (Willian, 71st)Cameroon: Charles Itandje; Allan Nyom, Nicolas N’Koulou, Henri Bedimo; Joel Matip, Stephane M’Bia, Landry N’Guemo, Eyong Enoh; Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Jean Makoun, 81st), Vincent Aboubakar (Pierre Webo, 72nd), Benjamin Moukandjo (Edgar Salli, 58th)last_img read more

Two days of HOA in Turks and Caicos

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Police search for woman missing out of Miami

first_imgPolice are asking for the community’s help in finding a South Florida woman who has gone missing out of Miami.Authorities are looking for 26-year-old Tanya Oyanadel.Oyanadel stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, is about 120 pounds and has long black hair.She was last seen in Miami on Oct. 26 and was wearing a black and purple shirt with blue jeans.Oyanadel may be in need of services.If you have any information on this missing person, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more