Gin Kings exact revenge, expect tougher Game 2 vs KaTropa

first_imgJustin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra reinforcement Justin Brownlee felt relieved to get back at TNT after the Gin Kings got blown out by the KaTropa in the elimination round.“They did us pretty bad last time,” Brownlee said, referring to the Gin Kings’ 121-92 loss to the KaTropa on September 23.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Racela: TNT got ‘outcoached, outhustled’ in Game 1 loss to Ginebra OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson But more importantly for Brownlee, Ginebra’s 121-94 revenge against TNT on Monday also gave it a headstart in their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.“It’s just good to start off and get the first game. We were just looking in and try to put a lot of effort, be aggressive and try to get this. We just did a good job and everybody from guys coming off the bench has played great,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 29-year-old Brownlee also praised his teammates Joe Devance and Jervy Cruz for stepping up in the series opener.But it’s obvious that the Gin Kings won big primarily because of Brownlee’s all-around production with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 “I think the main thing is just that we’re coming out with a lot of aggression on defense, where we’re not being timid or not being laid back on defense. We’re just trying to get after guys, try to pressure them, and try to dictate how we want to defend them instead of them dictating on how they want to attack us,” he said.That defensive intensity is what forced TNT’s main guys Glen Rice and Jayson Castro to commit 13 of their squad’s 22 turnovers that led to 23 turnover pointsBrownlee expects a much tougher Game 2 for the Gin Kings especially with the way they clobbered the KaTropa.“We know TNT is a tough team. They will come out and make adjustments and we just got to be prepared. Whatever we’re running, we just gotta run it with great purpose and do what we want to do. We’ll try to keep defending them the best way we can and try to force them into things they don’t usually do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody View commentslast_img read more

“Guyana is grateful for your service” – Minister Hastings-Williams tells US Army New Horizons…

first_imgMinister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams on Sunday extended gratitude on behalf of the Government and people of Guyana to the United States Air Force New Horizons team, which has built three community centres, one women’s shelter and provided health services to 13, 346 persons during their exercise here from May to August 2019.Minister of StateDawn Hastings- WilliamsSpeaking at a simple thanksgiving ceremony held by the Gonsalves family at their Republic Gardens, East Bank Demerara home, Minister Hastings-Williams said that the team has done well and has the gratitude of a nation.“The New Horizons medical outreaches to the Guyanese people are very much appreciated. In 2009, the Bel Air Nursery School and East La Penitence Health Centre were built in Georgetown by the team. This year, the team conducted training and made new impacts in new communities, recording 13,346 patient encounters during their medical outreaches,” she said.The New Horizons exercise seeks to train US military civil engineers and medical professionals, who work alongside Guyanese military and health professionals in joint humanitarian assistance exercises.Head of the contingent remaining in Guyana, Colonel Kenneth Bratland, in his remarks, said that this year, the team worked in Linden, Port Mourant, New Amsterdam and Georgetown, constructing three community centres in Linden and Yarrowkabra and one women’s shelter in Linden. The group also provided medical care, including ophthalmologic care and surgery.During their time here, the team also provided training and transfer of knowledge to their local counterparts from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Public Health Ministry and several health institutions including the Linden Hospital Complex, where they were able to perform 39 surgeries using 129 different techniques.He noted that while the team worked hard, the hospitality and warmth of the Guyanese people must also be acknowledged since it helped to make the mission even more successful.Hostess for the event, Mildred Gonsalves, who opened up her home to the team, said that she felt that the team should be thanked for the exceptional service they have provided to the country and as such, the event was organised.New Horizons is an annual US Southern Command training and humanitarian exercise that is led by the Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Guyana previously hosted successful New Horizons exercises in 2004 and 2009.last_img read more

Tanzania beats Uganda to qualify for AFCON

first_imgThis went to script with Lesotho drawing 0-0 with cape Verde while in Tanzania, the Taifa Stars picked a comfortable victory to qualify for their first Cup of Nations since 1980.Simon Msuva gave the hosts a 1-0 lead at halftime before Erasto Nyoni doubled their advantage a few minutes into the second half and Aggrey Morris sealing the win with a header a few minutes later.With Kenya and Uganda having qualified and Burundi having sealed their first ever qualification on Saturday, the CECAFA region will have four representatives at the biennial championship.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tanzania qualified for their first African Cup of Nations in 39 yearsNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – The East African Community will be fully represented at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt in June after Tanzania beat Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam to qualify.Heading into the final round of qualification matches, Tanzania needed to beat hitherto qualified Uganda and hope Lesotho fail to win against Cape Verde.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL men are being urged to stand united and become more aware of their health as groups and organisations prepare to mark Men’s Health Week.Ireland’s soccer manager Martin O’Neill and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill have given their support/backing…..and will star in a nationwide poster and postcard campaign to highlight the week.The focus for Men’s Health Week this year is “Men United-for Health and Wellbeing” and it runs from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th. Research shows that men on the island of Ireland experience a disproportionate burden of ill-health and die too young:local men die, on average, four and a half years younger than women do;* males have higher death rates than women for all of the leading causes of death;* poor lifestyles are responsible for a high proportion of chronic diseases;* late presentation to health services leads to a large number of problems becoming untreatable;* mental health issues are a growing concern for many local men.* The week is coordinated by the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (, and is supported by both the Health Promotion and Improvement Department within the HSE as well as the National Office for Suicide Prevention.MHW seeks to:heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages;support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and activities;encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.Absolutely everyone can do something to support and celebrate MHW 2016 in Ireland, says the charity.A spokesman said: “Even putting a poster to mark the week would be a great help. ‘Euro 2016’ fever is building amongst men in Ireland. Teams from both parts of the island are through to the final stages of the competition, and this really is a unique ‘Men United’ scenario. Indeed, the Euros kick-off on the Friday before Men’s Health Week begins. “During Men’s Health Week (MHW) 2016, Michael O’Neill (Northern Ireland Team Manager) and Martin O’Neill (Republic of Ireland Team Manager) will be the most recognised men in Ireland. We are, therefore, delighted that the two managers have agreed to be the ‘poster boys’ for MHW this year, and to be associated with the call for everyone to unite to improve the health and wellbeing of local men and boys.“They will also appear on the cover of the free, 32 page, ‘Challenges and Choices’ Man Manual which will be given to men across whole the island of Ireland.“However, it’s not only Michael and Martin who’ll be asking the question ‘are we winning?’ during the week. Everyone is encouraged to ask themselves / their organisations this question in relation to men’s health and wellbeing.”For practical ideas on how to get involved, download a copy of the paper on what you can do to mark MHW 2016 at: even one of the simple (and cost-free) things in this document would contribute hugely to MHW 2016!, says the charity. A free, 32 page, Man Manual (based upon the ‘Haynes Manual’ model) is also being distributed to mark MHW.This poses ten simple and practical health challenges to men and, to meet every challenge, it offers three basic choices.47,000 copies of this manual have already been distributed throughout the island of Ireland, and (with the support of the Irish Pharmacy Union) they are available in most local pharmacies throughout the country.International Men’s Health Week (MHW) begins on Monday 13th June 2016, and groups throughout Ireland will be joining with other European countries – as well as the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and a number of other places worldwide – to mark this occasion. The theme in Ireland will focus upon ‘Men United – for Health and Wellbeing’, and everyone is asked to think about the question: ‘are we winning?’ … The charity urges everyone to support the week by:Putting up a poster ( one of the MHW logos / graphics in your email communications ( the latest news on Facebook or TwitterTweeting about the week using the hashtag #MHW2016Telling others about what is happening in your area during MHW by posting details at: out some of the events taking place at: find out more about the week, download ‘The Toolbox for Action’ at: or visit: TIME TO GEAR UP FOR MEN’S HEALTH WEEK IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 29th, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgA former Donegal soldier has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young boy.Hugh McDaniel, 55, was found guilty on two out of five charges of abusing the boy in the 1970s.A three day trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how McDaniel befriended the boy in the summer of 1979. McDaniel, of Abbottswood, Carndonagh had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.Judge John O’Hagan gave an order not to identify the victim.The victim, who is now married, gave evidence during the course of the trial.He said he had never told anybody about the assaults but broke the news to his wife before they married.He later told his sister.He alleged that McDaniel indecently assaulted him on four occasions at two quarries in Inishowen and also at a house.After deliberating for more than two hours a jury found the defendant guilty of on two counts of indecent assault, failed to reach verdicts on another two and found the defendant not guilty on a fifth charge.McDaniel will be sentenced at the next sitting of the Circuit Court in October.FORMER SOLDIER FOUND GUILTY OF INDECENTLY ASSAULTING YOUNG BOY was last modified: July 24th, 2012 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:High McDaniel. CarndoaghINDECENT ASSAULTlast_img read more

Robot stealth craft being tested by radar

first_imgThe first round of testing – to determine how detectable it is by radar – has been completed on a full-scale model made by Lockheed Martin of the proposed X-47B experimental robot bomber. Testing of the craft’s radar cross section, or the image it would present to enemy radar, will continue throughout 2006 at Lockheed Martin’s Helendale Measurement Facility west of Barstow. Company officials said this is one of only two radar cross section ranges in in the United States. The model also functions as a design tool, not simply a demonstration device. It is built in modular configuration so it can be changed to refine the aircraft’s stealthiness. Northrop Grumman is leading the development of the X-47B for the Defense Department’s joint unmanned combat air-systems program. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The configuration that we are ultimately targeting was developed by the X-47B team as part of the … program. Later in the program, components from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Pratt & Whitney will be integrated and tested,” said Frank Alvidrez, program manager for Lockheed Martin. Northrop Grumman provided the initial shape of the aircraft and the proposed aerodynamic features, including control surfaces and gear and payload door arrangements. While Lockheed Martin built the model, Northrop Grumman will use the test data to improve the X-47B’s design for being stealthy or less likely to be observed. “It allows us to test our signature level, refine it and retest – all on the same vehicle. This is a first in the industry,” said Rick Ludwig, Northrop Grumman’s business-development director for unmanned systems. Pratt & Whitney will provide the inner structure of the exhaust module in later tests. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Timmer Scores 21 Points To Lead Men’s Basketball Over Simpson, 76-61

first_img Photo Gallery Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) Box Score (HTML) Next Game: Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University men’s basketball team defeated Simpson College, 76-61, Saturday, Nov. 19, afternoon at the Knapp Center.Drake (1-2) came out of the first half with a 28-22 lead and opened the second period on a 16-5 run to take control of the game and build a comfortable lead.”By knocking down the first three or four shots in the second half, we were able to play a high-low game and use our size,” Drake men’s head coach Ray Giacoletti said.Junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) led the Bulldogs with a game-high 21 points while Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) was 3-of-5 from the three-point arc to finish with 14 points and two steals. Redshirt-sophomore Kory Kuenstling (Dunkerton, Iowa) added a career-high nine rebounds to help Drake own a 17-rebound advantage over the Storm.DJ Dafney led Simpson with 13 points, five rebounds and an assist while Sam Amsbaugh added 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines CBS Sports Network Listen Live Watch Live vs. Iona College 11/24/2016 – 8:30 p.m. Preview In addition to the 16-5 run to open the second half, the Bulldogs shot 51.7 percent from the field and outrebounded Simpson by nine in the second half to eventually stretch their lead to 20 points, 66-46, with five minutes left in the contest. The Bulldogs also got to the free-throw line a 34 times in the win, making 24 of those attempts and 13-of-15 in the second half alone.”We know we can be a good shooting team and it is kind of a morale thing where once one person makes, others follow,” Timmer said. “A big emphasis is that we have is try to get to the free throw line. Once you see the ball go in unguarded, you see the confidence go up. Get to the free throw line early and once it goes in it cascades down.”The Bulldogs travel next to Anchorage, Ak., to take part in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout, Nov. 24-26. The Bulldogs open play on Nov. 24 against Iona at 8:30 p.m. CST on CBS Sports Network.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Freshmen Lead Volleyball In 3-0 Win Over Evansville

first_imgStory Links “Tonight, we got our middles involved,” McBroom said. “We’ve been an outside dominated team and we know we have to find other ways to score. Having them [the middles] carry the load tonight will make our team better. Credit to our setters for getting our middles involved and mixing up the offense. Mildrelis Rodriguez led Evansville (10-16, 4-10 MVC) with 13 kills. Cassie Brooks contributed with 21 digs. Preview at Southern Illinois University 11/11/2017 – 2 p.m. Box Score (PDF) Drake (23-6,12-3 MVC) was led by freshman Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) with 15 kills, her second highest total of the season, followed by 12 kills each from freshman Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) and senior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa). Inderski also had 23 digs and sophomore Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) had 29 of the team’s 52 assists with her sets allowing Fry and Plock to hit .417 and .364, respectively. Live Stats “Evansville is a very difficult team to play, they’re challenging opponent every time we play,” McBroom said. “They play with a lot of heart and energy. If you get into a long rally with them, they’re going to win. I’m proud of our team finding ways to win tonight and get points when we needed.” The Bulldogs hit the road again to resume MVC action on Saturday, Nov. 11, against SIU at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12, against Missouri State at 2 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University volleyball team won its 23rd match of the year and improved 12-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference in a 3-0 sweep of visiting Evansville Saturday, Nov. 4, evening at the Knapp Center.center_img Box Score (HTML) Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster “We’re excited about the win and what that means for the program, but we’re not focusing on the wins, but rather how we need to play the game,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “If we play great volleyball and take care of the ball, the wins we’ll come. We’re excited but we’re maintaining the focus of being the best we can be.” In the second set, Evansville took the lead for the first half with a 6-0 run and Drake and Evansville were neck-and-neck into the end of the set, but a block from Gergen tied the match at 24-24 and forced extra points. With two kills from Fry and one kill from Inderski, the Bulldogs finished their second set win of the night 30-28. With Evansville taking the first four points of the opening set, Drake struggled to take the lead in the first set. The Bulldogs were down 22-18 toward the end of the set, but fired back with an impressive 7-0 run to win the set, 25-22, with two kills from Plock and one kill from freshman Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa). The third set went much smoother and more clinical for the Bulldogs. The Aces took the lead early in the set again, but the Bulldogs fired back with a kill from Inderski to tie the Aces 15-15. With two final kills from Inderski, Drake pulled away to take the set 25-20 and the match 3-0. Drake had a total of 78 digs, its highest total of the season in three sets, while hitting .233to earn its second win of the season against Evansville by set scores of 25-22, 30-28, 25-20. The 23rd win of the season ties for the third most in program history since 1982 and is just two wins shy of the record. Next Game:last_img read more

€1.15m funding to benefit Donegal villages

first_imgThirteen Donegal projects are to receive €1.15M under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.The funding will see funding to digital hubs in Kilcar, Carrigart/Downings and on Arranmore Island as well as enhancement schemes in Newtowncunningham, Falcarragh, Convoy, Ballyliffin, Burtonport, Churchill, Dunkineely, Mountcharles, Rathmullan and St Johnston.The funding to Donegal was the third highest in the country. “The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is an important part of Fine Gael’s work to rejuvenate and revitalise rural Ireland and should have a significant impact on towns and villages across the county,” said Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh TD.“Here in Donegal we have placed a particular emphasis this year on projects which have the capacity to support the economic development of rural town and villages as well as their neighbouring townlands.“The scheme will also support improvements to public amenities in our town and village centres, to help make them more attractive places in which to live and work and to visit.“Thanks to Minister Michael Ring today, we will see digital hubs developed on Arranmore, in Carrigart and Kilcar. Elsewhere imaginative projects around health, well-being, tourism and other projects will enhance villages and towns like Convoy, Rathmullan and Churchill. “I want to thank the Donegal County Council for their efforts and co-operation in engaging with local and business communities to identify these projects. Most of the funding will benefit towns and villages, with populations of less than 5,000 people.”The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, said: “Following on from the success of the 2016 scheme, I am delighted to be able to allocate €21.6 million for projects in 281 towns and villages right across rural Ireland.“This allocation more than doubles the €10 million allocated to the Town and Village Renewal Scheme last year. This is a clear indication of the Government’s commitment to making rural Ireland a more vibrant and sustainable place to live. This funding will be put to good use over the coming twelve months for the benefit of the people who live in rural Ireland.”The allocation of €21 million by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Town and Village Renewal scheme follows the roll out earlier this year of a range of other initiatives to support rural Ireland, including the CLÁR scheme, the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure scheme and the Local Improvement Scheme.The full breakdown of the €1,159,000.00 allocated for Donegal projects is as follows; Falcarragh: Village Enhancement works – €80,000.00Arranmore Island: Digital Hub – €100,000.00Ballyliffin: Tourism – €100,000.00Burtonport: Village Enhancement works – €75,000.00Carrigart & Downings: Digital Hub – €200,000.00Church hill: Health Check – €79,600.00Convoy: Village enhancement works – €70,400.00Dunkineely: Health Check/Refurbishment – €100,000.00Kilcar: Digital Hub – €42,000.00Mountcharles: Streetscape – €100,000.00Newtowncunningham: Information Kiosk – €76,000.00Rathmullen: Village Enhancement works – €76,000.00ST Johnston: Village Enhancement works – €60,000.00€1.15m funding to benefit Donegal villages was last modified: October 7th, 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:digital hubsdonegalDonegal County Counciljoe mc hughlast_img read more

International Residential Code Guides New-Home Construction

first_imgThe International Residential Code (IRC) is a stand-alone codebook for new one- and two-family homes, regulating architecture, structure, energy efficiency, plumbing, mechanics, fuel gas, and electrical safety. For the production homebuilder, this is the Bible. While the IRC is dedicated to safety, it weighs in on health and sanitation in a variety of ways. For example, the IRC establishes light, ventilation, and heating standards and minimal sanitation rules, including toilet room and kitchen requirements.VentilationVentilation of habitable rooms can be accomplished with operable windows or mechanical ventilation.Separation of attached garages from living space reduces the risk of vehicle exhaust entering the home.Carbon monoxide detectors are required in some situations.Range hoods are now required for kitchen cooking equipment.MoistureCapillary breaks between foundations and mud sills slow water movement.Pressure-treated mud sills protect against structural decay.Termite management in appropriate areas also protects structure.Flood-resistant construction standards mitigate damage caused by most non-severe floods.Building science principles have led to alternative weather-protection barriers that keep exterior walls dry. Foam plastic made with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is regulated with a thermal barrier or appropriate use.Energy conservationA new requirement establishes a blower door test to ensure the tightness of the construction, thus decreasing infiltration of particulate matter from the atmosphere.In addition, ducts in unconditioned attics or crawl spaces are now required to be tested for tightness.Combustion air requirements that normally are satisfied by outdoor air can use some indoor air, thus reducing penetrations in the environmental envelope.Exhaust ducts are required for gas-producing equipment and clothes dryers; again, to improve the indoor air quality.Sanitation and water qualityWater quality is regulated by preventing cross connections.Unsanitary conditions caused by sewerage are controlled in a variety of ways, including proper drain, waste, and vent pipe materials and installation.Water heaters must have pans for water leaks.Mitigation and control of radon is covered in Appendix F.These and many similar provisions help control the health and sanitation for residents of new one and two family homes. When a home is built, it must maintain these same mitigating components over time. Home maintenance is essential to a safe, sanitary home.That maintenance falls to the next discussion; _Property Maintenance._last_img read more