Meanwhile, Jopet Movido of La Salle is this season’s Best Digger and Rikko Marmeto is Best Receiver. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Aces rebound Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The graduating outside hitter, who was a rookie MVP back in Season 76, is having his best year yet in Season 80.Espejo set the UAAP record for most points in a game with 55 points before following it up with a 37-point performance to knock off Far Eastern University, which had a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 21-year-old Espejo was also named Best Spiker, Best Scorer and Best Server.Two other Blue Eagles were recognized with Esmilzo Polvorosa bagging the Best Setter award and Ariel Morado winning Rookie of the Year. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Ateneo Marck Espejo (15) celebrates a point during Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball Finals between the Blue Eagles and National University Bulldogs. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMarck Espejo started his collegiate career as the best player in the UAAP and he’s ending it at the top as well.The Ateneo superstar was named MVP for the fifth straight year after after leading the Blue Eagles back into the Final Four as the third seed with an 11-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
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You can also bet, however on who finishes in the top two and achieves automatic promotion to the Premier League. Aston Villa, who finished fourth last season and lost out in the play-off final last time around, are at 7.00 to finish first or second, as are Leeds United and Swansea City, the third club to suffer relegation from the Premier League last season.Those finishing from third to sixth come the end of the campaign will then enter the knock-out format of the play-offs, giving one final chance to bag the third promotion spot. Stoke are at just 1.61 to achieve that goal, but it may well be worth keeping an eye on Preston North End, who finished just two points outside the play-offs last season, and are at 5.00 to bag a top six place in May.Odds to win the Championship league title:Stoke (6.00)West Brom (9.00)Middlesbrough (10.00)Nottingham Forest (11.00)Leeds (13.00)Swansea (13.00)Aston Villa (13.00) 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) unlikely to encounter too many problems when they kick off their season at the Hawthorns against Bolton Wanderers. The Baggies are clear favourites at 1.45 to take all three points, with Bolton, the favourites for relegation at 2.00, priced long at 8.00 to record a shock win away from home. 0Shares0000New TV deals means prize money for reaching the top of the tree has never been greater
Chelsea have paid a British record fee for England international Fran Kirby.Dubbed the ‘Mini Messi’, 22-year-old Kirby was one of the stars of England’s successful Women’s World Cup campaign and moves from Reading, where she has played since she was eight.In a statement, Reading said all the money would allow them to keep their team “progressing in their current manner”.“It goes without saying that I’m very excited about moving to Chelsea, and I can’t wait to get started at a new club,” Kirby said.“But at the same time I am leaving behind so many memories at Reading.“When I joined the club aged eight, I could never have imagined where it would take me. To have success with all my team-mates at Reading, played for England in the World Cup and now make this move, it’s all a little bit surreal to be honest.”Kirby has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract and will be available to face Bristol Academy this weekend. 1 Fran Kirby
ST PATRICK MAKES SPECIAL APPEARANCE IN NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: March 17th, 2013 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:NewtowncunninghamSt Patrick’s Day Parade
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Add to the mix Richman’s strong political experience, and he clearly has the advantage over his lone Republican primary rival, state Board of Equalization member Claude Parrish. For nearly six years, Keith Richman has ably served the west San Fernando Valley in the state Assembly, so much so that Vals overwhelmingly elected him mayor in the failed 2002 cityhood bid. In the Legislature, he has been an all-too rare advocate for bipartisan cooperation. Yet he has also been willing to take on the big and important fights, such as public pension reform and breaking up the Los Angeles Unified School District. Richman’s keen attention to the state’s looming pension mess makes him especially well-suited for the Treasurer’s Office, which is responsible for administering the state’s pension programs. And his experience negotiating bond measures in the Legislature well qualifies him for another of the treasurer’s key responsibilities – selling bond issues to Wall Street. 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2All of the amendments failed. Almost the entire Southland delegation voted to protect their colleagues’ projects, except Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, and Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, who tried to help Flake slash two separate projects. “We always complain that the president does not have the line-item veto authority,” Flake noted, adding, “I would be satisfied if Congress had it.” In 2005, Congress approved more than 15,000 earmarks totaling more than $47 billion. Rep. David Hobson, R-Ohio, who chairs the Energy and Water Subcommittee on the appropriations panel, said he made a point of limiting the number of earmarks to the bill. He compared the $1.2 billion worth of pet projects to last year’s $1.4 billion. WASHINGTON – Millions of dollars for Southland water projects are expected to wash up in the Southland next year under a funding bill headed to the U.S. Senate. Money for the Sepulveda Basin, San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund and the dredging of Los Angeles Harbor are among $1.24 billion worth of pet projects in the bill – better known as earmarks that are increasingly coming under attack in Congress. While no one took specific aim at Southern California projects, watchdog groups and at least one lawmaker are on a crusade to curtail and better identify the authors of earmarks. “I have complained for a long time around here that we are funding too many earmarks,” said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who offered six amendments to strike about $4.85 million in various projects, including a science museum in Virginia, from the bill. “We have produced a very responsible House bill,” he said. In the Southland, money will go primarily for Army Corps of Engineers projects. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who obtained $2 million to restore Bull Creek Channel in the Sepulveda Basin, noted that the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is a federally-owned flood control region. The government leases about three quarters of the 2,097-acre site to the city of Los Angeles for a wildlife preserve, parks, tennis courts and golf courses. The funding will go toward restoring wildlife and native plant habitat in the creek channel, as well as adding new trails and a pedestrian bridge for visitors, Sherman said. Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, secured $200,000 for the Sun Valley Watershed, $150,000 for the Tujunga Wash Restoration Project and $250,000 for the Los Angeles Basin Watershed Supply Augmentation Study. The study is aimed at developing new methods for capturing stormwater runoff to recharge groundwater supplies and reduce ocean and beach pollution. “As our population increases, we need to develop innovative solutions for maintaining our water supply and preserving our environment,” Berman said, calling the study an “important step in the right direction.” The San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund, a project long championed by Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, will get $10 million from the bill. He also secured $1 million for two new recycling projects in the Inland Empire. “In many ways, the future of the foothills sinks or swims on the issue of water,” Dreier said. The bill also will include $5 million from Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Torrance, to support an ongoing assessment of geothermal resources in the U.S. She noted that a Department of Energy report recently found California to be one of the states with the greatest potential for quick development of geothermal resources. firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
RORY McIlroy is in Ballyliffin today – just like donegaldaily revealed last night.Earlier this week we revealed how a little known video of the Co Down man praising the top Donegal golf course could spark a wave of golf tourism for the county. The video – above – was recorded six months ago as a promotion for the superb Ballyliffin course.The 22-year-old Major winner tells viewers of the YouTube video about how good the two courses at the Inishowen club are.Now the US Open Champion is in Ballyliffin again today.Our reporter is there – and we’ll have a full report with pictures later on today. DDTV: GOLF STAR RORY IN DONEGAL VISIT was last modified: June 23rd, 2011 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) Tags:BallyliffindonegalInishowenrory mcilroy
A new Enterprise Ireland backed company based in Donegal, Fincom Solutions, has just launched a new Platform that uses Big Data and Data Mining technology to help companies of all sizes comply with Anti-Bribery and Corruption Legislation. Photo: Pictured at the launch of the Fincom platform are Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Katie Sweeney, Sales and Marketing Manager at Fincom and Terence O’Rourke, Chairman of Enterprise Ireland.The Fincom Solutions Platform enables a company to build a zero-tolerance compliance culture by automating the task of employee compliance confirmations and by enabling employees to easily capture recordable events such as gifts, hospitality or entertainment, both online and via the Fincom Mobile App.The Platform also contains up to date e-learning courses, ensuring all employees know exactly what their responsibilities are. The Fincom Solutions Platform also makes use of Big Data techniques such as Data Mining in order to give advance warning of potential non-compliance.A client can customise the Fincom Solutions Platform to monitor electronic correspondence such as emails, invoices, expenses etc for key words and key phrases that may indicate a need for further investigation.All of the above helps Fincom Solutions clients build a full defence when it comes to compliance with Anti-Bribery and Corruption Legislation, as non-compliance can lead to unlimited fines, significant reputational damage, and imprisonment for up to 10 years for those involved.Fincom Solutions was set up by Irish Entrepreneur Rónán Harper who had previously been with KPMG for the past 13 years, most recently as a Senior Audit Director. Rónán told Donegal Daily, “From my time working with KPMG, I found that many businesses were being exposed to Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance Risks due to the fact that they have not put the adequate policies and procedures into place.“When I could not find a technology solution for my clients, I saw the market opportunity and decided to go and develop one instead.Rónán added, “Given the risks of non-compliance, being able to demonstrate that an organisation has complied with Anti-Bribery and Corruption Legislation is of paramount importance, and our team at Fincom can easily do just that.“Our solutions can help our clients minimise the risk of non-compliance efficiently and with very little administration effort.“Our web and mobile based Platform is scalable, flexible and can be fully customised to a client’s specific needs. The Fincom Solutions Platform was officially launched recently at an event in the CoLab in Letterkenny by Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland and Terence O’Rourke, Chairman of Enterprise Ireland.Speaking at the launch Terence O’Rourke said, The team at Fincom have conceptualised, created and are now commercialising a totally new platform, all of which have been completed in just a few short months.“It is this type of fast innovation and new product development that Enterprise Ireland are proud to support and we believe Fincom Solutions has a great product with significant international potential.For more information please contact Katie Sweeney on +353 (0) 7491 16000 or email email@example.com DONEGAL COMPANY FINCOM SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE ANTI-BRIBERY PLATFORM was last modified: May 19th, 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:Anti-Bribery platformBusinessComplianceDataFincom Solutionsnewssecurity
THE Loft Youth Project in Letterkenny is running a number of exciting summer camps for young people aged 12 and 18 this summer. Facilitated by experienced youth workers, the camps offer participants a variety of fun activities including cooking, sports, drama, art, film and music.MULTI ACTIVITY CAMP 13th – 17th July (ages 12 – 14)Five days packed with activities where you can create your own master piece, try outdoor sports, have fun and make friends. 12am to 5pm with lunch provided daily, cost €70INSTANT RESTAURANT CAMP 20th – 24th July ( ages 12 – 18)Do you have a passion for all things tasty and home cooked? Do you enjoy cooking or trying out new foods? During this week you will get a chance to cook a starter, main course, dessert and make a pastry from scratch. You will also learn about health eating, kitchen hygiene and how to make delicious food. 12am to 5pm with lunch provided daily, cost €40 MEDIA & DRAMA CAMP 4th -7th August (ages 12 – 18)This summer camp has the aim of producing film projects written, acted, filmed, directed and edited by young people and facilitated by youth workers and experienced drama and film professionals. Workshops will include improvisation, acting, character development, camera, sound, editing and directing. Participants may choose to specialise in drama and/or the production aspects of the camp. 11am to 4pm with lunch provided daily, cost €40MULTI ARTS CAMP 10th -14th August (ages 12 -18)Whether you are a budding Picasso or just interested in exploring all things arty, the Multi Arts Summer Camp is the perfect camp to explore your creative side.Combining art, photography, writing, drama and more, the camp will be the perfect opportunity to get creative. No previous art skills are needed, just a willingness to have good fun and try out a range of art based. 10am to 5pm with lunch provided daily, cost €70ROCK SCHOOL 10th – 14th August (age 12 – 18)With input from a range of professional musicians with master classes, tutorials, workshops, jam sessions and performances, participants will learn: song writing; vocal exercises; instrument skills for beginners and advanced in drum, bass, guitar and keyboard.Also, stage craft and performance; live sound; recording techniques; build your own pedal; promotion and much more! 10am to 5pm daily with lunch provided and the cost is €70.For more information find ‘Loft Letterkenny’ on Facebook or call Tel 074 9129630 IT’S SUMMER CAMPS GALORE AT THE LOFT YOUTH PROJECT IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 2nd, 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:letterkennyLOFT PROJECTSummer Camps
11 February 2016A rhino calf, abandoned by its mother on New Year’s Eve in the Aquila Private Game Reserve in the southern Karoo, has been named Osita, a name of Nigerian (Igbo) origin and meaning “from today onwards it will be better”.The public was invited to suggest names, which were shortlisted to the following six:Nusura: meaning “escaped death” or “survivor” in Swahili;Osita: (Osita di nma) meaning “from today onwards it will be better” in Igbo;Kito: meaning “a rare find, valuable and beautiful” in Swahili;Orion: the rhino was found with the constellation Orion’s Belt directly above it;Bijoux: meaning “rare jewel” in French; and,Bahati: meaning “good fortune” in SwahiliA SMS line was set up for people to vote for their favourite name.The game reserve said life would certainly be better for Osita. “Now weighing over 100 kilograms and gulping down over 20 litres of equine milk formula every day at three hourly feeds, he is strong, boisterous, mischievous and inquisitive.”Watch Osita run and play here:Osita’s handler, Divan Grobler, said the calf “walks to the beat of his own drum”.People who submitted the shortlisted names each won a day-trip safari, and the winner won a one-night stay at the lodge.Osita will have an informal naming ceremony on Valentine’s Day in the morning.SouthAfrica.info reporter