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UAAP: La Salle survives NU to keep unbeaten record alive

first_imgView comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief RELATED VIDEO Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LeBron James’ Lakers finale veers off script Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history De La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—De La Salle breathed a sigh of relief after holding off National University, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22., in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.Faced with rookies eager to earn a name for themselves, the Lady Spikers took a step backward, dropping the second set before coming at full strength mainly through veteran Desiree Cheng and new recruit Lourdes Clemente.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cheng accounted for 12 points although she started scoring only in the third frame, while new middle blocker Clemente contributed five points when the chips are down in the same set.Clemente, a former national team stalwart, scored her first points since transferring from Perpetual in NCAA, including an ce for first set point for La Salle, 24-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPrincess Robles poured in 18 points as she served as ring-leader for the upset-minded Lady Bulldogs who kept the Lady Spikers on their toes all afternoon.The reigning champions maintained their hold of the top spot with 3-0 record while NU dropped to 1-2.last_img read more

January 18, 2020 0

British firm begins audit of US$460M Exxon pre-contract costs

first_img…auditors charge Guyana US$300,000Having finally secured someone to audit ExxonMobil’s cost oil claims, Energy Department Director Dr Mark Bynoe announced on Monday that the company, IHS Markit, has already begun its work.Bynoe made the announcement during a press conference at the Department of Energy’s new office in Brickdam, Georgetown. He explained that the contract, to the tune of over US$300,000, will be for a four-month duration.“The contract for the firm to complete the cost recovery audit, the historical cost, was signed. The contract was awarded to IHS Markit and the company has commenced its work with an in-country visit from December 9 to 11, 2019.”Bynoe further explained that in addition to his Department, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will also be collaborating with IHS Markit on the project.“The Department of Energy and the GGMC will be working along closely with the GRA, on this project. Additionally, the Department of Energy has secured external legal expertise to assist the audit process,” Bynoe said.“It runs for four months; the full team will be on the ground early January. They have already presented to us their work plan.IHS Markit is the product of a 2016 merger between two companies, United States (US) based IHS and London-based Markit. Its data and information services business caters to industries such as automotive, energy, financial services, defence and maritime.The company is no stranger to Guyana’s oil sector, having published a number of write-ups and analyses on Guyana’s efforts to develop its capacity. This includes ‘Guyana’s deepwater areas will remain competitive, despite changes to fiscal terms (IHS Markit, 2018)’ and ‘How activity in the Guyana mini basin is booming with five exciting discoveries since 2015 (IHS Markit, 2017)’.Earlier this year, GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia had announced that five audit firms had been shortlisted from a pool of 14 applicants vying to conduct audits into the over US$400 million in cost oil claims submitted by oil giant Exxon Mobil to the Government.He had referenced the World Bank US$35 million Development Policy Credit to Guyana, noting that money from this will enable the Government to procure the services of the accounting firm to do the cost oil analysis. Statia also revealed that Exxon was co-operating with the Authority.According to Annex C of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) Guyana signed with Exxon, pre-contract cost “shall include four hundred and sixty million, two hundred and thirty-seven hundred thousand and nine hundred and eighteen United States Dollars (US$460,237,918) in respect of all such costs incurred under the 1999 Petroleum Agreement prior to the year ended 2015.”So far, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL, Exxon’s local subsidiary) has made 14 oil finds in the Stabroek Block over 100 miles offshore Guyana, including four for this year.Last year, the company made five discoveries. These discoveries have pushed the total estimated recoverable barrels of oil equivalent to over six billion. In addition, Exxon is moving ahead with its Liza Phase Two project, which will contain approximately 30 wells.ExxonMobil has estimated the recoverable resource in the block to be 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. At US$50 a barrel, that equates to well over US$200 billion. In addition, an independent assessment, or competent people’s report, had found that 2.9 billion barrels of oil existed in the Orinduik Block.Exxon is expected to use revenue from its production in order to recoup its capital investment. Whatever remains of this is the “profit oil” Guyana will have to split with the oil company and its associates.The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, arrived in Guyana’s waters at the end of August. The vessel will play a key role in oil production, which was originally scheduled to begin in the first quarter of next year but has been moved up to this month.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 0

Southampton CAN finish in the top four, believes Saints star

first_imgSouthampton star Sadio Mane believes Southampton CAN finish in the Premier League top four this season.The Saints are flying high in second place after an astonishing start to the top flight campaign, celebrating eight wins from their opening 11 games and conceding just five goals.Many expected this to be a season of struggle and strife for the south coast outfit, having seen several key first-team members leave in the summer, but instead the club have enjoyed their best ever Premier League start.And Mane is confident the team can maintain their fine form for the remainder of the season.“I hope and I am confident that we can hold this pace and level of playing football,” the winger told“Obviously, in the Premier League there are always the three, four or five big teams which can be found at the top of the table, but I am glad that so far, there are some teams up there that could be called a little surprise, including us.“However, we have to stay realistic. It will be hard to remain where we are today. We will give our best to defend this place, and I have no doubt we have the potential and will.”Saints forked out in the region of £10million to sign the pacey Senegalese winger from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg, and Mane revealed he was glad to have turned down other offers in favour of a move to St Mary’s.“Southampton is a big Premier League team with a long football tradition,” he added.“I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League, and I had a very good feeling about Southampton from the first contact.“The entire philosophy, the smart way they progressively improved the team with dedicated transfers, the entire club environment and last but not least the highly professional and experienced coach, Ronald Koeman – that’s why I chose Southampton as my next big challenge.” Southampton winger Sadio Mane 1last_img read more

January 6, 2020 0

I want to be my own man, says young Masika

first_img“I always want to be me, but people will definitely always refer to me with Ayub because he has gone ahead of me and has made out his own career and is known to more people. But for me, I want to make a name for myself, and be my own man,” the youngster told Capital Sport.He adds; “We are two different players but he is like a role model for me and what he has achieved I would also want to achieve the same and probably more than him. He always gives me advice and shows me the way.”He hopes the platform to play at the Senior Challenge will propel him to the senior fold especially ahead of a busy 2020 that will see Kenya compete at the qualifiers for the 2021 African Cup of Nations and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.Harambee Stars forward Musa Masika prepares to take a corner during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala, Uganda on December 14, 23019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I think for me this is a really good opportunity given by the coaches and the experience has been good so far. It has not been easy either but every difficulty I take it positively and is a motivation to work even harder,” stated the forward.“I am pushing on my end and working hard every day to see if I can get that chance. It all depends with the coach if he sees me as a positive addition to his team I will be grateful,” he added.Meanwhile, the youngster is bullish ahead of the Semi-Final match against Eritrea on Tuesday afternoon in Kampala.Masika was part of Kenya’s Rising Stars team that beat Eritrea in the semis of the CECAFA Under-20 Championship in Jinja in October and with most players who featured for the Red Sea Boys being in the senior squad, he believes they will win.“I know them very well because there are up to eight players who were in the Under-20 team. We will beat them on Tuesday because I am confident in the team we have,” the Wazito FC forward added.0Shares0000(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars forward Musa Masika prepares to float in a cross during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala, Uganda on December 14, 23019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 16 – Youngster Musa Masika says he wants to curve his own niche as a player, and not just merely be referred to as ‘Ayub Timbe’s younger brother’.The teenage sensation is part of the Harambee Stars squad at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala, Uganda and hopes he can break into the senior national team after being a consistent figure in the junior ranks.last_img read more

January 6, 2020 0


first_imgApart from a new President the Chamber has a new Council.   The Chamber Council is made up of 16 members, from a wide variety of business sectors, who meet on a monthly basis and who are responsible for steering the policies and projects of the Chamber.  Four new Chamber Council members were elected for the 2010/2011 period. SOFA KING Patrick McGinley is the new President of Letterkenny Chamber.It follows the Chamber’s AGM last night (Tuesday) at which a new Chamber Council was also elected. Outgoing President Paul Byrne wished his successor well in his term of office describing the Chamber as a strong membership organisation that has become even more relevant to all in business during these challenging times. Patrick concluded by saying “We will all face more challenges in 2011 and I will endeavour to work hard during my year of office to deliver for our new and existing members.” Patrick continued: “Over the last number of years we have all had to make some very tough decisions just to remain in business. The economic crisis in the country has affected us intensely here in the North West and in the recent budget there was nothing to stimulate the economy and no measures to lessen the cost of doing business.“We now know the next four years will bring more of the same and we will need to harness as much entrepreneurial spirit as possible to remain in business. As President of Letterkenny Chamber I will commit to keeping pressure on our TDs and local government to create the best environment for business here in the North West.“We will continue to urge the national Government at every opportunity to support our small businesses that are, after all, the lifeblood of our economy.”Patrick shares the same sense of pride for Letterkenny as his fellow Chamber members. In his address he pointed to the “increased sense of community within the business community in Letterkenny.  During my year as President I will commit to working with all Chamber members in a practical and supportive role and with the Chamber staff to drive the membership numbers. “The Chamber has been working for  its members for more than 45 years and the business community has benefitted and improved as a result of the Chamber’s efforts.  Over the next year we intend to   increase our membership substantially and continue to attract businesses who want to have their voice heard.”center_img During his first address as President of Letterkenny Chamber, Mr.McGinley said he was “honoured” to represent the business community of Letterkenny in 2011. “My predecessor Paul Byrne has done an excellent job serving as Chamber President. He invested much time and energy into the role during what was one of the toughest years faced by members for many years.“I view this role as a challenging but also an excellent opportunity to work on behalf of Letterkenny businesses to ensure that we all get a better deal for Letterkenny and the North West.” Chamber Council 2010/2011:  President – Patrick McGinley,(McGinley Sofas); Paul Byrne (Radisson Blu); Gerard Mc McCormick (Magees Pharmacy); Joe Mangan (Mangan Tours); Eamonn Stevenson (Eamonn Stevenson Financial Services Ltd.); Brian Mc McCormick (Brian McCormick Sports); Bernard Dillon (Honorary Member); Hugh Downey (Sharp Design); Paddy Delap (Clarkes Newsagents); Lisa Loughrey (John F Loughrey & Associates).; Seamus Browne (Browne Printers); Enda Mulligan (AIB); Gerard Grant (Pramerica); John O’Connell, (UHC); Tracy Bonnar (Silver Tassie); Kenneth Bradley (Oifig Thart Smart Office Solutions)SOFA KING PATRICK PULLS UP NEW CHAIR AS LETTERKENNY CHAMBER PRESIDENT was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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

December 30, 2019 0


first_imgBuilding giant SISK is expected to take over the completion of the new €22 million development of Letterkenny General Hospital’s new wing, has learned.While we could not get official confirmation of the move, we understand a deal is close to being done on the project.However the move does not mean those owed money by the collapse of former builder McNamara Construction will get paid. More than 50 workers were turned away from the Letterkenny Hospital site last November when McNamara went into liquidation with debts of more than €1.5 billion.The contractors are owed sums for work done of between €4,000 and €220,000.Security guards were placed at the gates of the site but some workers did manage to get in to access and retrieve their tools.The majority work on the 6,600 sq metre extension, which consists of a three floor medical unit and a new Accident and Emergency Unit, is already complete. It is hoped that if a new company does move in then it will be a matter of weeks before the unit can be officially opened.Deputy Joe McHugh has previously sought an urgent meeting with the new Minister for Health Dr James Reilly in relation to the matter of workers being owed money.He said he was aware that the HSE have €1.3 million in its purse and wants some of the revenue drawn down to pay builders for work done on the Letterkenny projectHe said some of the outstanding cash could be drawn down and then a plan drawn up so the contractors could receive all of their cash in a set timeframe.Some of the builders owed money from the Letterkenny project have since gone into liquidation. EndsSISK TO FINISH LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL EXTENSION was last modified: March 17th, 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)last_img read more

December 30, 2019 0

Met Éireann issue renewed Status Yellow snow-ice warning

first_imgMet Éireann has today issued a renewed Status Yellow snow-ice warning. The warning came into effect this morning, and is valid until 10 am tomorrow.Met Éireann says that scattered wintry showers will sweep the country today. These wintry showers of rain and hail will become mainly confined to Western and Northern parts tonight, with icy stretches expected.Tonight will be very cold and mainly dry, with hail and sleet showers being confined to coastal counties of the northwest.They say that frost will develop widely, with the risk of icy patches on any damp roads. Cloud will increase and rain will develop in the west towards morning.Lowest temperatures are expected to be between +3 and -2 degrees, with the coolest conditions expected inland. Met Éireann had originally issued the Status Yellow snow-ice warning on Thursday, and expected to lift the warning this morning. With the inclement weather persisting, they were forced to renew the warning.Tomorrow will be warmer, with the frost expected to clear. Rain and drizzle will spread from the west during the morning and afternoon. Heavier rain will develop in the evening, with temperatures ranging from 8 to 10 degrees.Met Éireann issue renewed Status Yellow snow-ice warning was last modified: November 26th, 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:donegaliceMet Eireannsnowweatherlast_img read more

December 22, 2019 0

Soto places third in El Dorado Hills tourney

first_img 175Care about your community? We do, too.Sign up for our Morning Report newsletter Something went wrong. Please try again.SIGN UPCongratulations! You’re all set! Top Fueler wrestler Jennifer Soto placed third in the recent El Dorado Hills Varsity Wrestling Tournament.last_img

December 21, 2019 0

Warriors-Magic cheatsheet: Orlando has a playoff berth in sight with the weary champs in town

first_imgThe Orlando Magic enter Thursday’s matchup against the Warriors having lost two of their last three games. But, with playoffs aspirations, Orlando could be a tough opponent for the champs, who will be playing on the second night of a back to back.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Amway Center, 4 p.m. (NBCSBA)Magic projected starters: Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Nikola Vucevic, D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier Magic Stock Report: The Magic have been one …last_img read more

December 20, 2019 0

Teammates reunited in Giants-Dodgers rivalry that’s missing out on a key player

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Five years ago, pitchers Tyler Beede and Walker Buehler teamed up to lead the Vanderbilt Commodores to the only College World Series title in the program’s storied history.For the first time since hoisting a trophy together, Beede and Buehler are back on the same diamond. This time they’re in opposite dugouts.“To look across and see somebody you played with and know you’re competing against them at the highest level, this is where we both ultimately wanted to be,” Beede said. …last_img read more

December 20, 2019 0