Seldom-used Caperal stars in Ginebra loss

first_imgMOST READ “Our focus is on the next game. We’ll move on,” he said.“Coach Tim (Cone) said that we’re lucky this collapse didn’t happen in a Game 7 or a do-or-die. We still have a chance, so we’ll get back tomorrow in practice, and do what we can do. Hopefully, we can have a win next game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still, Caperal was glad to play his best game to date especially that he was able to shine even when the lights are at their brightest here in the semifinals.“I’m excited because this is the first time in my four years that I’m in the semifinals. Then, I was part of the first five in this game. So I was really nervous and excited and I think the excitement boosted me up,” he said.He was also able to hold his own against four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo in the post for the second straight game, this time making his presence felt also on the offensive end as he shot 11-of-18 from the field.“Although we lost, we knew we had a chance to win against San Miguel. It was also a chance for me because we don’t have Greg (Slaughter), so I knew I had to perform. I need to step up,” he said.With his performance drawing praises from teammates and fans alike, Caperal knows better not to let it get into his head as he certainly got San Miguel’s attention this time and will be a marked man come Game 3 on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT The former Arellano big man had a career night on Sunday, pouring in a personal-high 26 points and eight rebounds, but his stellar night did not end up the way he envisioned it to be as the Gin Kings fell to the Beermen in overtime, 104-102..@barangayginebra’s @PrinceCaperal_ talks about his career game in this Game 2 loss. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/vyaE5ls5lDFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 11, 2018 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Santos has last laugh vs heckling Ginebra fan in Game 2 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPrince Caperal is sticking to the positives despite Ginebra’s meltdown late in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.“I’m still happy that I was able to contribute to the team,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Blatant corruption should be subject of prosecution

first_imgDear Editor,The more I read about the drugs bond at Sussex Street, Georgetown, the more I am convinced that this blatant corruption should be the subject of prosecution in the courts. But I am also equally convinced that SOCU would never do that, since its autonomy has been compromised.The ex-Health Minister, Norton, should be charged for misconduct in public office, since it is evidenced that since commencement of the rental, the bond was only utilised to store condoms, lubricants, and now a CT scanner. It was supposed to store ‘drugs’.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had justified the rental of the bond.He had stated that ‘the possibility of a fire and the issue of traffic congestion were just two of the many reasons considered for embracing the contract’.In addition, a Cabinet Committee that visited the bond had concluded that it was ‘suitable for use as provided for under the contract’.He said the members recommended that the bond be used until the Government is able to build an alternative facility. This was in August 2016.In December 2016, just a few months after this ‘factual statement’ by Nagamootoo, a group of MPs made a startling discovery at the bond: there were boxes of condoms and lubricants, some empty refrigerators, but no drugs! It should be recalled that MP Irfaan Ali had, at the time, requested that even one tablet be shown, but Minister Norton could not have provided that.Now, more than one year after that discovery, still not a tablet is being stored at the bond.This begs the question: What has happened to the PM’s fire and congestion issues?It is evident that the Cabinet sub-committee’s justification of the rental of the Sussex Street Drugs Bond is frivolous, as it was corrupt and was meant to deceive the public.There was no urgent need for the bond, but there was an urgent need to reward Mr Lawrence Singh!It is also evident that this Government could have built an alternative facility before renting the bond. They have spent $264.4 million up to March this year, and another $112 million before the proposed termination. This means that a total of $376 million would have been wasted.The drugs bond at Kingston, which was budgeted for by the Government, would have cost only $250 million! It was reported in the press in December 2016 that, during consideration of the 2017 Budget estimates of expenditure, Public Health Minister George Norton announced that Gy$250 million have been set aside for the drugs bond at Kingston to store drugs and medical supplies. Therefore, we could have gotten a brand-new bond and saved $126 million, which could have gone towards paying the sugar workers’ severance pay.On that same vein, since the drugs bond was never utilised to store drugs in case of ‘fire and traffic congestion’, the entire sum could have gone towards the severance payment.Monies are being squandered like there is no tomorrow, while 5,700 sugar workers and their families are starving, and their erstwhile ‘champion’, Moses Nagamootoo, is just focusing on yarn spinning to justify such squandermania and save his skin! This is utterly disgraceful!The award of the contract to a PNC financier is a deliberate act of corruption, and if it can be concluded that Dr Ashni Singh and Mr Winston Brassington sold lands which were undervalued, then it should be clear that the rental of the condom bond is astronomically above what a bond of similar size and in a similar location can be rented for.I am sure that the next PPP/C Government will ensure that these flagrant corrupt practices will get their much-deserved deliberations in our courts of law.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor, Region Sixlast_img read more

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Miner nabbed, gun found after gold stolen

first_imgFive persons, including the victim, are currently in Police custody over stolen raw gold. The incident occurred at about 11:00h at Takutu Backdam, Puruni Main Road, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The Police stated that they received a report of an alleged simple larceny committed on a 33-year-old gold miner of a quantity of raw gold and as a result, ranks from the Bartica Police Station responded.However, during the course of the investigation, the officers discovered an unlicensed single barrel shotgun.The Police have since arrested five persons, including the victim and a female who are in custody assisting with the investigation as it continues.last_img read more

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10-man Celtic bounce back to beat Rangers

first_img0Shares0000Substitute Odsonne Edouard (R) came on to score the winner for 10-man Celtic 21 minutes from time to open up a nine-point lead over Rangers © AFP/File / Franck FIFEGLASGOW, United Kingdom, Mar 11 – Celtic captain Scott Brown dismissed talk of Rangers challenging for the Scottish title after his side twice trailed and played more than 30 minutes a man short yet won 3-2 at Ibrox on Sunday.Substitute Odsonne Edouard’s winner for the 10 men, 21 minutes from time opened up a nine-point lead over Rangers. Celtic also have a game in hand at the top of the table as they close in on a seventh straight Premiership title. “We’ve come here four times and won four games, so we believe we can win here all the time now,” said Brown, afer Celtic ended a Rangers six-game winning run that had sparked suggestions of an unlikely title challenge.“They did a lot of talking beforehand – we stayed quiet. We usually do our talking on the park.”Rangers’ wait for a first league win over Celtic since 2012 continues, but they looked set to stretch their recent fine run when they twice went in front through Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias in the first-half.Rangers failed to hold either lead for long as first Tom Rogic and then Moussa Dembele equalised. The hosts failed to exploit Jozo Simunovic’s red card just before the hour mark before Edouard came off the bench to score the winner.“It’s incredibly tough,” said Rangers manager Graeme Murty. “We were punished by not doing the basics very well.”– ‘Immense performance’ –Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers were forced to hand a debut to goalkeeper Scott Bain due to a late injury picked up by Dorus de Vries, and the replacement played a big part in helping the champions seal a record fourth straight win at Ibrox.“It feels great,” Rodgers said after the victory. “It was an immense performance considering we went behind very early in the game.”“You can see the intensity in the stadium today. It was an incredible football match to be involved in.”Bain’s first involvement was to pick the ball out of his net after a terrible error by Dedryck Boyata, who gifted possession to Windass. The Rangers winger strode forward before blasting his 17th goal of the season.Rangers’ early joy lasted just eight minutes as Rogic replied in spectacular fashion, curling into the top corner from 25 yards.Rangers quickly reestablished their lead thanks to more poor Celtic defending.Declan John’s low cross evaded a host of bodies and fell for Candeias to fire home at the far post.Again Celtic responded brightly and Wes Fotheringham was forced into brilliant saves to deny Dembele and Callum McGregor.The visitor’s pressure paid off in first-half stoppage time when Dembele rounded off a frantic half by lobbing Fotheringham for his sixth goal in eight games against Rangers.After a brief lull after the break, Rangers seemed to have been handed the upper hand once more when Simunovic was shown a straight red card for what the referee’s assistant deemed to be an elbow on Morelos.However, despite their numerical advantage, Rangers were caught cold by a clinical Celtic counter-attack.Edouard had only been on the field two minutes before he collected Dembele’s layoff and then cut inside to curl high into the far corner.In contrast to their defending earlier in the game, Celtic’s 10 men largely soaked up Rangers’ pressure trouble free.But they were enjoyed a huge let off two minutes from time when Bain saved Windass’s low effort and Morelos somehow turned the rebound onto the post with the goal gaping from point-blank range.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Another Chelsea starlet set for new deal and loan move

first_imgChelsea are ready to hand Jeremie Boga a contract extension – and then send him out on loan again.The 20-year-old forward is yet to appear for the Premier League champions but has spent time out on loan at Rennes and Granada over the past two years.And his performances last season with La Liga club Granada appear to have been enough for Chelsea to extend his current deal.Boga made 26 appearances in the Spanish top flight, 14 from the start, and he scored two goals.Now, according to Foot Mercato, he is line for for an extension on his current deal, which currently runs until 2019.After that he could be set for another loan straight away with French clubs Metz and Bordeaux both keen on taking him to Ligue 1 for a spell. Jeremie Boga [right] in action for Rennes last season 1last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY MAYOR REVEALS HEARTACHE OVER SUICIDE

first_imgMayor of Letterkenny Gerry McMonagle has led a minute’s silence in memory of those who have or may commit suicide over the Christmas period.Mayor McMonagle told his fellow councillors that he had recently lost a close friend who took his own life.Cllr McMonagle said he questioned if he could have done anything to stop his friend from committing suicide. “People are struggling already and Christmas will put a lot of added pressure on people.“I want people to remember eachother at Christmas and for the rest of the year and to help people out whenever they can.“Be that simply calling to someone for a cup of tea and lending a listening ear.“Suicide is a blight on our country and we need to continue to recognise that it is a major problem and people are continuing to take their lives,” he said.  LETTERKENNY MAYOR REVEALS HEARTACHE OVER SUICIDE was last modified: December 13th, 2011 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:CHristmasMayor Gerry McMonagleSUICIDElast_img read more

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Campaign rules rewrite demanded

first_img Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake At Yaroslavsky’s urging, the supervisors postponed the vote for a week to allow the County Counsel’s Office to re-write the ordinance, giving elected officials 30 days from the receipt of a contribution that violates the law to return the money and amend the reports. Yaroslavsky also asked that language be included giving the Registrar-Recorder’s Office the role of screening the reports for violations and levying fines up to $5,000 per violation. Under the rejected plan, elected officials would have been given 45 days from the date of learning of a campaign violation to return the money and file an amended report. The board’s discussion follows reports that more than two dozen contributions violations occurred in 2003-04, including instances involving District Attorney Steve Cooley and Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Don Knabe. The proposition prohibits the Board of Supervisors, district attorney, sheriff, assessor and hundreds of other officeholders in schools, community college and special districts from accepting more than $1,000 per donor and knowingly soliciting or accepting donations from registered lobbyists. After learning that a plan to screen campaign finance violations would allow officials to fix problems before fines are levied, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky called Tuesday on the County Counsel’s Office to re-write the ordinance. “The way you’ve written this thing is a joke,” Yaroslavsky said. “What you are saying to me is I can violate the law with impunity and when I’m caught I can make amends by returning the money. That’s ridiculous. “That’s tantamount to saying if I violate the law and the cop catches me, nevermind, I’ll go back and undo it. No one would ever go to jail.” The Board of Supervisors had planned to vote Tuesday on the plan to screen campaign finance filings to ensure compliance with a proposition voters passed in 1996. The Campaign Finance Ordinance was designed to reduce the influence of campaign contributions on county government and elected officials’ decisions. last_img read more

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DONEGAL PARENTING HUB ANNOUNCE LIST OF PROGRAMMES

first_imgThe Parent Hub, Donegal has announced the rollout of over 20 Parenting Programmes across the county for the 2015/2016 period to coincide with the academic year. The Parent Hub is keen to promote parenting education as a support that all parents should have access to no matter where they live in Donegal.This year, in addition to the Parents Plus Children’s Programme being made available, there will also be a number of Parents Plus Early Years Programmes and a small number of Parents Plus Adolescent Programmes. Programmes will be available in various locations throughout the county including Inishowen, Letterkenny, Lifford, Raphoe, Stranorlar, Milford, Killybegs, Donegal Town, Dungloe, Pettigo, Falcarragh, Gweedore and Ballyshannon.The Parents’ Plus Programmes are evidenced based programmes that focus on parenting skills that parents have found to be effective. The Programmes are free to parents with a small contribution towards the cost of the Parent’s Manual. The Programmes are being facilitated through the collaboration of Community Services, HSE and Tusla Child and Family Services.They are open to all parents in the community and in addition to focusing on parenting issues the groups also provide parents with a good social network. Parents are given the opportunity to come together and look at the issues they are facing in a relaxed and friendly environment over an eight week period with sessions lasting two hours per week.The Parents Plus Early Years Programme draws on well-researched ideas about child development and parent-child communication. It is ideal for parents who want to maximise their children’s learning, language and social development, as well as reduce behaviour problems, while ensuring their children grow up happy and emotionally secure. The programme is suitable both for children within the normal range of development as well as children with special needs such as ADHD, speech and language and other development difficulties. It is aimed at parents of children aged 1-5 years. The Parents Plus Children’s Programme targets the needs of primary school children (5-12 years), showing parents how to communicate positively with children, illustrating ways to encourage good social skills as well as well-researched methods to tackle behaviour problems. The aim of the course is to help parents not only solve discipline and other childhood problems, but also for parents to develop closer and more satisfying relationships with their children.The Adolescent’s Programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives. Through the use of a DVD the programme illustrates well-researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers, with the aim of helping them grow into responsible young adults.A programme developed especially for separated parents will also be made available in different locations as the need arises. The Parents Plus Parenting When Separated Programme is a six week course that highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive as well as coping successfully themselves.For further information on any of these programmes please contact Nicola Harvey on 074 9123632/9123783 or nicolac.harvey@tusla.ie. For information specifically on the Parenting When Separated Programme you can contact Parentstop on 074 9177249.DONEGAL PARENTING HUB ANNOUNCE LIST OF PROGRAMMES was last modified: September 25th, 2015 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:Donegal Parenting Hublast_img read more

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Mubiru comfortable with Cranes performance despite loss to South Africa

first_img Tags: abdallah mubiruCOSAFA Cup 2019Juma BalinyatopUganda Cranes Abdallah Mubiru was the man in charge of the COSAFA Cranes. (PHOTOS/FILE)The Uganda Cranes team currently in South Africa, was on Tuesday evening eliminated from the 2019 COSAFA Cup.Despite taking the lead through Dan Sserunkuma at the start of the second half, Abdallah Mubiru’s side conceded a 72nd minutes equalizer and eventually lost 4-2 in the shoot-out, to the hosts.This was their second penalty shoot-out loss in as many games, having lost to Lesotho on Saturday.Tuesday’s loss came in the Plate competition one in which the Cranes dropped into following Saturday’s loss.Despite the defeat to South Africa, head coach Abdallah Mubiru noted that he was impressed by his side’s performance at the end of the day.“We lost but am not disappointed rather comfortable with the performance of the boys, noted Mubiru.“They tried to step up our game as compared to the first one and managed to score a goal, something we failed to do against Lesotho.“We always built from the back which is positive until the last 20 minutes when they pressed us high up the pitch and we decided to use the long ball which in-turn cost us big time because we were easily losing possession and we were punished.“All in all, i am satisfied as the performance levels improved as compared to the first game.Uganda dominated both games but kept on missing goal scoring chances.After taking the lead against South Africa, Police FC striker Juma Balinya wasted a glorious opportunity to win the game as he could only hit the side netting after rounding the goalkeeper.Uganda’s story at the 2019 COSAFA Cup will always be summed up by the number of goal scoring chances they failed to convert.The other undoing for the team is their inability to score from the penalty mark as five of their attempted nine spot-kicks were missed in the two defeats.The Cranes fell short in two consecutive penalty shoot-outs.However, for Mubiru, he is not concerned as he thinks the team’s main objective has been achieved.“Our main objective was developing a team for the upcoming CHAN qualifiers.“After the two games, i think we now have a team in place on which we can build on.“In football, it is very hard to throw away the luck-factor and in this tournament, we did not have it otherwise we deserved so much more.“As a coach of this team, i am impressed about what we have achieved despite not being happy because of the loss.The COSAFA team that featured in South Africa is highly expected to be the one to take on South Sudan in the upcoming CHAN qualifiers.The Uganda Cranes squad in South AfricaPlayersGoalkeepersCharles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and James Alitho (URA FC).DefendersPaul Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Paul Willa (Police), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), John Revita (Express FC), Isaac Isinde(Kirinya-Jinja S.S), Hassan Musana (KCCA FC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline FC).MidfieldersBright Anukani (Proline), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA FC), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United FC), Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City FC), Michael Birungi Komunda (Express).ForwardsDaniel Isiagi Opolot (Al Nasir, Egypt), Juma Balinya (Police FC), Nelson Senkatuka (right Stars FC), Dan Muzeyi Serunkuuma (Vipers SC).Team Officials-Leader of Delegation: Richard Ochom-Team Coordinator: Geofrey Massa-Head Coach: Abdallah Mubiru-Assistant Coach: Charles Livingstone Mbabazi-Goalkeeping coach: Sadiq Wassa-FUFA Delegate (Kampala Region): Robert Serunjogi-Team Doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago-Equipment manager: Frank Bumpejje-Media Officer: Lawrence BwanikaComments last_img read more

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Donegal Youth Council to attend Dáil na nÓg

first_imgDonegal Youth Council is making their way to Dublin today for the National Dáil na nÓg. Dáil na nÓg is the National Youth Parliament of Ireland for twelve to seventeen-year-olds, with Daire taking this seat for the next two years. The major event takes place in Croke Park, with this year’s theme being centred around Equality.200 young people are elected to Dáil na nÓg through their local Comhairle. Daire Harper from St Columba’s College Stranorlar has been chosen as Donegal Youth Council’s National Executive Representative for 2018 to 2020.Megan Skinnader from the previous Youth Council will chair today’s Dáil na nÓg.The Donegal Youth Council are a group of 32 young people from across the county working on key issues affecting young people in Donegal. The Youth Council is funded by the County Council, HSE health promotion, the Department of Youth Affairs and is managed locally by the Donegal Youth Service.Donegal Youth Council to attend Dáil na nÓg was last modified: December 6th, 2017 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:dáil na nógdaire harperDonegal Youth Councillast_img read more

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