Another rookie, another big game

first_img“Those are awesome guys,” Jackson said. “I watched their games and I was excited. I feel like that excitement transferred over to me [and] I just told myself, ‘you gotta do it, you gotta give people something.’”He did just that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJackson came off the bench to provide a much-needed boost for Meralco in a 99-94 victory over Blackwater that allowed the Bolts to even their record after an opening-day loss to Phoenix.The surprise fifth pick of the PBA Draft, Jackson scattered 19 points and a pair of assists to lead the Bolts. MOST READ “I’m very happy we were able to bounce back in this game after suffering a very painful loss to Phoenix,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.“A lot of guys I felt really stepped up and helped us tonight led by Trevis, who made a lot of good outside shots for us and helped us open up [Blackwater’s] defense,” he added.Jackson, who played Division I basketball in the US NCAA, knocked in the triple that gave the Bolts the lead for good, 81-78, 5:18 left in the match.Cliff Hodge and Nico Salva then kept Meralco in front to preserve the early efforts of Mike Tolomia and Ranidel de Ocampo.Meralco got huge production from its bench, which outscored Blackwater’s reserves, 47-27, with six Bolts providing double-digit production.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES “That’s what we really envisioned going into this year when I drafted Trevis,” said Black. “I thought with him along with Baser (Amer) and Chris (Newsome), we’d spread the wealth and move the basketball around to get good shots and run a little bit, which we haven’t done in the past. “Blackwater managed to dump Meralco in a 12-point hole in the first half, but could not sustain that performance and dropped s second straight game.In the nightcap, Matthew Wright fired 23 points and had a key tip-in as Phoenix outlasted TNT in overtime, 93-84.Wright’s rescue of a missed Calvin Abueva drive helped the Fuel Masters zoom to the early lead with a 2-0 record while dropping the KaTropa to 0-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Victolero ends Austria reign as Press corps’ top coach 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Trevis Jackson hardly needed to look for motivation as his Meralco Bolts took the floor against the Blackwater Elite Saturday at Ynares Center here.His fellow rookies, Robert Bolick of NorthPort and CJ Perez of Columbian, provided that for him when they came up with 26 points each in their debuts—both victories.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MoneyGram Reaches 25,000 Locations across Africa

first_imgMoneyGram, a leading global money transfer company, announced today that its agent network in Africa has now reached 25,000 locations, following a strategic expansion initiative across the continent.Recent technology advances and new agent and sub-agent signings, including an agreement with the Mauritius Post Office to offer money transfer services at more than 100 locations, have contributed to achieving this company milestone.“MoneyGram continues to grow throughout Africa as a result of forming strategic relationships with reputable companies, including banks, post offices and retailers, to bring added convenience and more choices for our customers,” says Herve Chomel, MoneyGram’s vice president of Africa.He said, “Remittances are an important part of economic development and financial inclusion throughout the region and are integral to providing household essentials, education and healthcare in many countries. We are excited to be a part of the region’s growth.”Consumers have access to MoneyGram’s services in more than 50 African countries. In a series of recent successes, the company signed an agreement with First Bank of Nigeria’s subsidiaries in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia, and also renewed a master agreement with Standard Bank Group, one of Africa’s top banks.MoneyGram’s services are available at over 500 Standard Bank locations in South Africa and across 11 Southern and Eastern African countries.MoneyGram is also implementing innovative self-service channels to make it more convenient for consumers living in Africa or abroad to obtain needed funds.The company recently announced an agreement with Safaricom that enables consumers in over 90 countries outside Kenya to send funds directly to nearly 20 million customers of M-PESA, Kenya’s leading mobile wallet provider.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lonestar Cell Beach Jamboree Ends in Chaos

first_imgThe Lonestar Cell MTN concert on November 29, 2015 at Bernard’s Beach started off with great excitement, with performances from Soul Fresh, Quincy B, Classic man, Cypha D King, K-Zee Big Name, Speedo, Marvelous MC, Joseph Dean and Beat Master. Crowds of Liberian music supporters paid their entrance fees and received each a $5.00 scratch card in return. They were excited about the relatively free show.Drinks, food and edibles were also sold by various vendors, as youthful teens swam in a nearby lagoon. Things seemed in control. The show started around 6:00pm and went into 8:00 when DJ McGrady called Takun-J on the stage. At that moment Takun’s wife, two children and father were already on the stage awaiting his arrival.“They were supposed to set up his band, but wouldn’t. the people were charging money to do it, which they shouldn’t have been doing,” stated his manager Nora Rahimian.A man wearing a red shirt behind the stage sent the first bottle in retaliation to whatever was causing the delay for Takun to get on stage.“We want Takun,” he shouted and cussed.What came to follow afterwards was a heap of stones, bottles and flying objects being thrown at the entertainers and the camera men on stage.Hundreds of people began fleeing, as some people were randomly hit with objects. Our LIB LIFE reporter was also injured while covering the incident and trying to run for cover.“I had to jump out of the abandoned house that is on the beach,” they stated.Takun, who was upset at the outburst from his fans, said, “I am okay and wasn’t hurt.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kelor Super League Playoff Results

first_imgSOS OILFIELD SAFETY MET UP WITH LAKOTAAdvertisement           ….COACHES…JEFF GINTER                                  …DON BOURASSA ..~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SKIP………JORDAN STEINKETHIRD…….JASON GINTERSECOND…TRISTAN STEINKELEAD……..SANJAY BOWRYAdvertisement LAKOTA WAS THE VICTORIOUS WINNER WITH A SCORE OF 8-7 OVER THE SOS OILFIELD SAFETY SKIP………KELLY OLLENBERGERTHIRD…….GREG INGRAMSECOND…DON HARTMANLEAD……..RHYNN EGGERS THE LAKOTA TEAM  MEMBERS AREAdvertisement THE “A” FINAL FOR THE- Advertisement – KELOR TRUCKING SUPER LEAGUE 2009-2010 SEASONPLAY-OFF GAME WAS HELD IN DAWSON CREEK ON FEBRUARY 8, 2010…WHERE THE SOS OILFIELD SAFETY TEAM MEMBERS ARE..~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Advertisement Submittedlast_img read more

Vardy tells talkSPORT of meteoric rise: ‘I never thought this would happen!’

first_imgJamie Vardy was still in shock after becoming a champion with Leicester City, completing his fairytale story of non-league to Premier League hero.The Foxes marksman returned from suspension to net a fine double in the 3-1 victory over Everton, as the party was in full flow at the King Power.Vardy, who only left non-league football FOUR years ago, hit his 26th goal for club and country this term.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore, who asked how he was feeling, he said: “I don’t know! I honestly don’t know.“It’s mental what has happened.“It just shows how much togetherness there is in the team and how much we’ll fight for each other week in week out. It’s massive.”Vardy’s story is one thought up in Hollywood – and filmmakers are considering taking it to the big screen – but it has not ended yet.The 29-year-old is set to go to the Euro 2016 with England and, reflecting on his meteoric rise, he claims ‘anything is possible’.“I don’t care what anyone says.“If you’ve got the mentality to put the hard work in, the graft and you’ve got the ability, if you’ve had to drop down the lower leagues, just keep working hard.“Hopefully you’ll get the chance to sign for a club in the league and hopefully you’ll be able to perform on the bigger stage and get a move to the bigger clubs.”With a title to defend, an England career to build on – entering the tournament in France with little expectations – Vardy is not prepared to rest on his laurels.  He added: “The dream is not finished at all!“Hopefully I’ve got a few years left in this tank because I’ve not been around the professional game for as long as everyone else. I’m hoping I am not your normal 29-year-old.“I am enjoying it more now than I ever have.“I’m the first one on the pitch with a smile on his face and still have a laugh and a joke when I’m out there. But I know I have to put the performances in to work hard and keep it going. This is the pinnacle, I never thought this would happen to me.”last_img read more

CHAOS FEAR AS CROKE PARK AGREE TO REVIEW NAOMH CONAILL’S APPEAL AGAINST SEMI-FINAL RESULT

first_imgSt Eunan’s have already beaten Glenswilly in the finalGAA headquarters has agreed to review an appeal lodged by Naomh Conaill over their senior championship semi-final against Glenswilly, Donegal Daily has learned.The Glenties-based club has appealed against a decision of the Ulster Council which decided not to review its appeal because the club’s paperwork was deemed not to be in order.Croke Park’s National Central Appeals Committee will meet on Friday and decide whether the case should go back to the Ulster Council for review. If they say it should, then the Ulster Council must meet before St Eunan’s – who beat Glenswilly in the county final last Sunday – play Roslea in the Ulster club championship this Sunday.In a statement Naomh Conaill said players and officials felt aggrieved at how both the Donegal County Board and the Ulster Council of the GAA had dealt with the case.If the Ulster Council – with paperwork presumably correct this time around – were to rule in Naomh Conaill’s favour it would, it would throw the Donegal and Ulster club championships into chaos.Naomh Conaill’s grievance stemmed from a black-card incident involving Ciaran Bonner. He had already been yellow-carded and should have been sent off. Instead he was replaced by substitute Oisin Crawford who went on to score. CHAOS FEAR AS CROKE PARK AGREE TO REVIEW NAOMH CONAILL’S APPEAL AGAINST SEMI-FINAL RESULT was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:glenswillyNaomh ConaillSt Eunanslast_img read more

DONEGAL’S TRUCKFEST DRAWS HUGE CROWDS – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgTruck lights on display at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. All pictures by Clive Wasson.Kate Mohan and Aileen Navan at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny. Photo- Clive WassonCustom paint in the night time light display at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive WassonAdam Montgomery shinning his truck at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson Truck light up the darkness at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson Aileen Gavin in the driving seat at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson  All lit up – trucks at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson DONEGAL’S TRUCKFEST DRAWS HUGE CROWDS – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 24th, 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:clanree hotelClive WassondonegalNorthwest Truckfestlast_img read more

Kesime and Kabasweka qualify for 2018 Singleton Golf challenge finals

first_imgSingleton Golf Match Play ChampionshipFinals (Saturday, 14th July)Entebbe Golf Course-Amateurs Finals Match: Sheila Kesime & Peace Kabasweka Vs Joseph Bagabo & Paul Kaheru-Professionals Final Match: Silver Opio Vs Herman MutaweThe development follows the successful completion of the semi-final stage at the par 71 lake side Entebbe Golf Club.The all-conquering female pair of Sheila Kesime and Peace Kabasweka reached the finals after defeating the duo of Joseph Mawejje and Charles Mubiru.Kesime and Kabasweka embrace over the weekend (Photo by Agencies)Kesime and Kabasweka will face Joseph Bagabo and Paul Kaheru in the epic finale next month.Bagabo and Kaheru ejected another female pairing of Eva Magala and Irene Nakalembe after a sudden death contest on hole two following a grueling round of golf.“We are now closer to the main trophy. We shall inject in some hours in training ahead of the finals. This will help us to polish on the aspects of our game that need urgent attention especially the approach and putting” Bagabo spoke after the tense semi-final victory.The last two standing pairs will square off on 14th July 2018 at Entebbe Golf Club as the race for the coveted RwandAir tickets take a final bend.Meanwhile, Herman Mutawe and Silver Opio are the two professional golfers who made it to the finals in the paid ranks catergory.The hole in one prize, a Mitsubishi Pajero, Sport (insured by AfriSafe Risk) remains unclaimed since January 2018.Still, the vehicle will be up for grabs when the final round is played in July.The winning pair will qualify for all expenses paid for trip to the World Golf Tour Championships at the luxurious Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 15-18, 2018.Commentslast_img read more

Picture Special: Cadbury parade brings sweet joy to Donegal Town

first_imgA spectacle of joy and Christmas cheer arrived at the Diamond in Donegal Town this Sunday evening. Huge crowds came out to witness the Cadbury ‘Cadvent’ Christmas parade, which was a sparkling purple celebration of the season.The enthusiastic Master of Joy led the festivities, while giant gingerbread men, dancers, St Catherine’s marching band and a purple-suited Santa Claus were just some of the sights in the display.  Competition winner Molly Anne Sharkey was the honoured Joy Hero of the evening. It was a great event for young and old to come out and get into the Christmas spirit – and enjoy some chocolate treats too!See photos from the parade below by Clive Wasson Photography.The Joy Master at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonThe Joy Master with Molly Anne Sharkey, Joy Hero, Pauric Kennedy, Donegal Town Mayor and Santa at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonJoy Hero, Molly Anne Sharkey with Aly Coyne, Karen Sharkey, Aine Gillespie and Joyce Murphy at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonMolly Anne Sharkey – Joy Hero at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonSanta with St Catherine band at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonSome of the crowd at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive Wassonthe Joy Master entertaining the crowd at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonFamilies lining the street at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonDancers entertain the crowd at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive Wassonat the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonChildren excited Joy Master at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonHigh fiving the Joy Master at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonCrowds with the Joy Master at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonMolly Anne Sharkey and the Joy Master at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive WassonJoy Hero Molly Anne Sharkey leads the parade at the Cadbury Christmas Parade in Donegal Town. Photo Clive Wasson Picture Special: Cadbury parade brings sweet joy to Donegal Town was last modified: December 17th, 2017 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) Tags:cadburycadventCHristmasDonegal Townparadepicture speciallast_img read more

School to empower Malawian girls

first_imgStudioMDA’s artist aerial impression of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. Some of the girls to enroll at the academy have been orphaned by the aids epidemic. Madonna unveiling the site of the academy in 2009. (Images: Raising Malawi) MEDIA CONTACTS • StudioMDA Academy designers +1 212 343 3330 mail@studiomda.com RELATED ARTICLES • Malawi: Africa’s warm heart • SA comics team up for charity • Celebrities on sale for charity • Epic run to put smiles on facesBongani NkosiThe words “dare to dream” signified the beginning of an inspiring journey as Madonna, the acclaimed US pop star, laid the first brick, inscribed with the adage, for the construction of Raising Malawi Academy for Girls – a school she’s building in Malawi.Madonna attended the ceremony on 6 March to mark the start of construction of the academy, located in a village on the outskirts of the country’s capital Lilongwe. The US$15-million (R108.9-million) academy is part of Raising Malawi, an NGO the singer co-founded with Kabbalah rabbi Michael Berg in 2006.It will accommodate about 450 girls from across Malawi’s 28 districts, and hopefully will enrol those from some of the Southern African country’s most impoverished families. “Our academy will educate, protect, and empower … young girls who are Malawi‘s hope for the future,” Madonna said in a statement.The academy, designed by New York-based architect company StudioMDA, will sit on a 46ha plot, according to design blog Inhabitat.This land was secured from 200 villagers who were compensated with about $115 000 (R844 000) in total to be relocated. While they were reluctant to vacate the village, the government convinced them that the academy would benefit the country, and also offered them land to build new houses.The vision for the academy is that it will fulfil a much bigger role than just that of a school, as it will also serve as a “family and support centre for many orphaned girls who have been left to raise their brothers and sisters”, said Raising Malawi. “It will also be a source of protection and access to medical care and regular meals.”Inhabitat reports that the school will offer a library, an administration building, a dining hall, a gymnasium, a wellness centre, a sports field, 30 classrooms, 12 dormitories and 18 staff houses.“… Most importantly it will be an outstanding school,” said Raising Malawi. “Never before will so many Malawian children have access to a school library, or be able to hold a textbook of their own.”Developers are building the school using Hydraform bricks, a form of non-burnt bricks which cuts down on deforestation in Malawi, Inhabitat said. The academy will also generate much of its own energy, as its “entire gymnasium roof will be covered in photovoltaic panels to help supply the school with power”.Curbing the brain drainMadonna hopes the school, to be headed by local academic Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo, will produce top professionals such as scientists, lawyers and doctors, who will serve their country. She said part of its aim is to curb the prevalent trend of locals being drawn to Western countries.“We will stop the brain drain happening in so many African nations… our students will receive an internationally competitive education while incorporating local values.”The inclusion of Malawian cultural values will help build national pride in the students, and in turn inspire them to give back to their nation. The local culture will be preserved and passed on, with the incorporation of music, art and dance in the academy’s curriculum.“As an artist, I know the transformative power of art,” Madonna said. “Once instilled with pride in their homeland, young women will understand the importance of remaining in Malawi and investing in their own communities.”Children are the futureThe pop star, who shot to fame in the 1980s, said she was touched when she visited Malawi in 2006. She was devastated by the impact of HIV/Aids in the country, she said, having met scores of children who had been orphaned by the epidemic.She came across children heading their homes and raising other children, and, returning home knowing that the future of the country rested on those young shoulders, was inspired to act.She stated that the education of girls was key to rebuilding communities and raising the nation, and was encouraged by the determination shown by the orphans. “I know they have the strength to save Malawi; they just need to be given the tools.”Madonna has adopted two Malawian children, David Banda and Chifundo ‘Mercy’ James, who accompanied her biological offspring Rocco and Lourdes to this week’s charity tour. The star is also funding a number of charities in the country.“It is with hope for a bright future that I am here. The brick I [laid] is not just the bedrock to a school; it is the foundation for our shared future,” she said.last_img read more