Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT head coach Nash Racela said it wasn’t him who ignited the word war against Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua during the halftime break of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals game 3.Racela and Chua engaged in a shouting match and traded barbs at the tunnel of Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday when the two teams headed into their locker rooms.ADVERTISEMENT Cone on freethrow disparity: Ginebra was the ‘more aggressive’ team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 The TNT coach, though, did not divulge into details about the altercation.READ: Racela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftime FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You guys want to know the truth?” asked Racela in Filipino to the members of the media who talked to him after TNT’s 1006-103 loss to the Gin Kings.“I might be fined if I say too much but you all know me, I won’t start something.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ Racela and Chua had already exchanged heated words during the second quarter when TNT import Glen Rice Jr. and Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer got tangled up several times.READ: Nash Racela throws shade at ‘perfectly officiated ball game’It wasn’t until cooler heads prevailed that the two men were separated as Ginebra head coach Tim Cone pulled Chua into the Gin Kings’ locker while PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa played peacemaker.“You guys know me too well, and you also know the other guys too well. That’s all I can say,” said Racela.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees View comments
VP Howard-Taylor and others celebrate the groundbreaking of the Conex Petroleum Storage Terminal.Cherif M. Abdallah, chairman, and chief executive officer of a local petroleum company, Conex Petroleum Group Incorporated, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, broke ground to construct phase II of a storage terminal, located in the courtyard of the Bong Mines Pier at the Freeport of Monrovia.The project, according to Mr. Abdallah, when completed, will add value, ensuring that the strategic reserve and savings on the flight of foreign exchange from the country, while creating additional revenue through royalties to the Liberian Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC), taxes to the government and community development projects.Accordingly, it will also ensure petroleum product sufficiency and job creation, “but will take approximately 24 months from commencement of construction.”“Here we are today with a modern petroleum storage terminal built strictly on the American Petroleum Institute (API) standard, to include the construction of the Oil Processing Facility,” Abdallah said.He believes that the future of the nation depends on a vibrant Liberian-owned private sector.Mr. Abdallah therefore called on other well-meaning Liberians “to join us in building small, medium and large-scale businesses that will be the means by which we all forge ahead into the successful future of our country.”He informed Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor that political independence without economic independence does not meet the need of the citizens at all. Therefore, Conex has decided to work collaboratively with the Coalition for Democratic Change-led government to bring economic independence to Liberians.Mr. Abdallah made these remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony to commence the construction of its refinery phase II project.Abdallah said Conex’s vision is in line with President Weah’s call on all Liberians not to become spectators in their own country, but to create businesses, and be a part of their country’s economy.As a Liberian-owned petroleum company, Conex focuses on job creation for the Liberians, energy production, international partnerships, which will add value to the economy, and increase Domestic Production that supports the balance of trade and, in turn, strengthens currency.“Madam Vice President, I would like to thank you for creating the business climate necessary for the Liberian private sector to participate in your government’s national development agenda,” Abdallah said.According to him, when government support is given to Conex, it will create international partnerships and joint ventures with multi-national corporations and in the sub region.“The end result is a win-win situation for the government and people of Liberia,” Mr. Abdallah added.He recalled that when Conex initially took over the property at the Bong Mines Pier from the government, there was oil from a spill that covered approximately five acres of land with two dilapidated storage tanks, of which only one was rehabilitated.He expressed gratitude to LPRC and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, National Port Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Investment Commission, for their support to the project.He also recognized his international partners, starting with Africa Finance Corporation, GEMCORP Capital, Montserrado Investments, Lutech Engineering, V-Fuels, and Saga Global Partners.Vice President Taylor, who proxied for President Weah, expressed gratitude for the level of work the Conex Group has done so far.She added, “we want to thank the banking sector, our partners who have been part of this process; and the government for providing an enabling environment in the country’s business sector.Madam Taylor, therefore, encouraged Conex to lead by example that others will follow, adding, “we know this is just the first of many that all of us will wake up from our slumber, but this country is ours.”The ceremony was attended by officials and representatives from LPRC, GEMCORP, NIC, LBDI, Montserrado Investments and the NPA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The 49ers will play in next weekend’s UC Irvine Invitational starting Saturday. SoftballUC Santa Barbara 9, 49ers 6; Nevada 7, 49ers 5 The 49ers (1-6) fell twice in the Softball by the Beach Invitational at UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos reached LBSU starter Lacy Tyler (0-4) for six runs – four earned – in a third of an inning before Kelly Cross relieved and finished the game. Tisha Duran went 3 for 4 with four RBI for UCSB. Kourtnee Gervasi homered and had three RBI for LBSU, and Jessica Beaver and Panita Thanatharn each had two hits. Against Nevada, Bridgett Pagano (2-2) tossed a complete game for LBSU, allowing 10 hits. Brianna Goad went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the 49ers, while Beaver went 3 for 4, Tyler went 2 for 3 and Janelle Zuniga went 2 for 3. The 49ers continue play at the tourney today, taking on Northern Colorado at 11:30 a.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 49ers next play Friday, at UNLV. Water poloHawaii 11, 49ers 9 Kelly Mason scored five goals to lead the fourth-ranked Wahine (5-3, 3-1) over the 12th-ranked 49ers (3-2, 0-1) in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game in Honolulu. The 49ers were even at 4 at halftime and were tied at 8 early in the fourth quarter before Hawaii pulled away. Rachelle Denaro led the 49ers with three goals, and Megan Winchell netted two. Goalie Kim Hayes made six saves. The Long Beach State women’s tennis team won its fifth consecutive matchup in convincing fashion Saturday, beating UC Riverside 7-0 at the 49er Campus Courts. The 27th-ranked 49ers (5-1) won all six singles matches and all three doubles matches from the Highlanders (4-3). In singles, the 49ers won 12 of 13 sets. At No. 1 singles, LBSU’s Hannah Grady beat UCR’s Erynne Oki 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. The other five straight-set wins included a 6-1, 6-1 win by Emmanuelle Tabatruong at No. 4. The other winners were Stephanie Bengson, Jessica Weeks, Rachael Porsz and Denise Liebschner. In doubles, the winning duos were Grady and Weeks, Bengson and Porsz, and Tabatruong and Sandra Rocha.
Then the mail came. With the opening of each envelope, my euphoria slowly dissipated. Each piece of literature reminded me that I was racing against the clock and I was losing the race. All had suggestions for putting off the inevitable. The publisher of one letter assumed I was way past my prime because she offered to sell me a wrinkle cream that was guaranteed to make me look 10 years younger. Another wanted me to subscribe to a magazine that would give me practical guidance about nutrients and hormones to slow aging. I decided not to let them play on my insecurities and quickly threw out those pieces of trash. Music. That’s what I needed. Soothing music. My trusty radio was at hand, but tuning in to my favorite music station brought me no solace. An arrogant commercial told me I may have Age-Related Cognitive Degeneration, or ARCD, and need to take pills that will not only make me look and feel younger, but will improve my memory and my libido. These magic pills would eradicate free radical cells that destroy good cells and bring on diseases that aging inevitably invites. Hmmm, I once read that oregano contains the same magic. So many choices for feeling and looking young again – Botox, antidepressants, sleeping aids; pills for lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. Do you want to boost your energy level and improve diminishing memory function? Just take these drugs. And my personal favorite – an ad that claims to abolish those unsightly lumps on hips, thighs and waist nonsurgically in one day! But there was a ray of sunshine when I opened one of my favorite magazines to see the image of a naked, slightly overweight, 50ish woman fill a whole page. It was tastefully done. She was photographed from the side, her knees up, hiding the essentials. Her pose did not hide her rolls of flesh. Another page pictured a woman, her gray hairs untouched and wrinkles intact, looking as though she were quite happy with herself. Though these women would never qualify for the centerfold of Playboy magazine, I was delighted to see these au naturel ladies because they looked like most of us. After all, how many post-prime women look like Christie Brinkley? The message of the advertised product declared it was not anti-age. It was pro-age; that beauty had no age limit. So there is hope that the advertising world will finally embrace women at the age at which they are and stop with the “look younger, feel younger” mantra. By midmorning, my mood went up about 10 notches but, alas, the high spirits only lasted until noon, when I met a friend for lunch. Right after we were seated, she looked at my hair and chirped, “You know, if you colored your hair, you’d look younger.” Yolanda Fintor writes out of Northridge and is the author of two cookbooks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I woke up feeling pretty good and looking forward to my weekly yoga class. The instructor motivates her students by telling them how this ancient art of body conditioning will keep them young past their prime. I wonder at what age we hit our prime? The number keeps changing. Am I pre-prime, post-prime or at prime? After class I felt limber, alive and ready to face the world. I drove home full of energy and actually looked forward to the tasks waiting for me.
Erik Lamela Inter Milan are trying to get their Christmas shopping all done in one early trip to London with north London duo Erik Lamela and Joel Campbell topping their wishlist.The Italian club’s transfer supremo, Piero Ausilio, is reportedly in the capital with millions to spend and wants Lamela, who has struggled to make an impact at Tottenham since signing from Roma in a deal worth up to £30m in August 2013.Spurs boss Maurico Pochettino is keen to hang on to his fellow Argentine, however, so it will take a massive cash offer to prise him away from White Hart Lane.Ausilio might have more joy at nearby Arsenal, where Campbell is not getting much of a look in under Arsene Wenger.Great things were expected of the forward after his stunning World Cup displays for Costa Rica last summer, but the 22-year-old has found opportunities hard to come by.Campbell is now behind Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Alexis Sanchez in the pecking order at the Emirates so Wenger could well be persuaded to part company if Inter can come up with an offer he can not refuse. 1
US philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been named the recipient of the annual Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award for 2015.Loretta Brennan -GlucksmanThe announcement was made at a special reception which was held in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana today.The actual presentation of this year’s award will take place at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday, September 25. It will be the centre piece in a weekend of events marking the life and times of the late Tip O’Neill, an illustrious grandson of a Donegal emigrant, and an eminent member of the Irish Diaspora This year’s award winner, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, has been involved in philanthropic endeavours for more than two decades, focusing on education, the arts, healthcare and peace initiatives in both the United States and Ireland, a passion she shared with her late husband Lew Glucksman.Her grandfather, David Brennan, hailed from Inishowen fishing port, Greencastle and her grandmother was Alice Moore from Co Leitrim.Ms Glucksman is the Chairman Emeritus of The American Ireland Fund (AIF), where she served as its Chairman for 18 years before stepping down in December 2013. During that time, the AIF exceeded its goal of raising $100 million under the Promising Ireland Campaign and reset the target to $200 million.She is Co-Chair of Glucksman Ireland House founded in 1993, the centre for Irish Studies at New York University (NYU), and she serves on the Board of Arts and Sciences at NYU. She also is Chairman of the University of Limerick Foundation. Loretta is also a long-time staunch supporter of FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), which is affiliated with the NYU Langone Medical Center. Mr and Mrs Glucksman established the Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU and the Glucksman Chair of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. In 2002, University College Cork officially opened the Lewis Glucksman Gallery; in 2001, the couple established the Map Conservation Library at Trinity College, Dublin and in 1998 they helped build the Glucksman Library at University Limerick.In Ireland, Ms Glucksman served on numerous boards including IDA Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library, The National Concert Hall, The Abbey Theatre, Trinity College, University College Cork, The Royal College of Surgeons, Smurfit School of Business at the University of Dublin, and Cork Airport Authority.In 2002, she was conferred an Honorary Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the highest honour for a non-British citizen, for her work toward peace in Northern Ireland. She also received honorary degrees from the Universities of Scranton, Fairfield, Trinity and Cork and she is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy, The Royal Dublin Society and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.Ms Glucksman has hosted radio programs in New York City and delivered speeches to groups in the U.S. and abroad. Earlier in her career, she was a television producer and on-air host for news and public affairs with PBS. She was also a lecturer in English literature at several universities.Chair of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Committee, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan is delighted that Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been named at this years recipient of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award stating “Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman’s resumé speaks for itself and it is a privilege to be in a position to honour her outstanding contributions not only to the United States but also to Ireland.” Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan said Donegal County Council has been to the fore in reaching out to our global community and the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award highlights the important contribution that the Irish Diaspora has made across the world.“The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award is a prestigious award that recognises achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora and the global impact of Irish people everywhere and it is fitting that Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman is to be this years recipient of the award,” he said.Speaking about this years recipient Cllr. Brogan said: “Loretta Brennan Glucksman is a person with a very large heart who has remained true to the traditional Irish values that were instilled in her from both her parents. Her grandparents were both Irish and her grandfather was David Brennan who hailed from Greencastle.”Donegal County Council Chief Executive, Seamus Neely said: “This has become on of the most important events in Donegal’s calendar as we honour a member of the broad Diaspora for her work and achievement on behalf of the Irish community in the US and here in Ireland”. He added: “The Donegal Diaspora Project is an important project for Donegal County Council and our partner organisations. Through this project we are reaching out to the broad Donegal community and this includes people with any link to or interest in Donegal no matter where in the world they may be living.”Previous WinnersThe inaugural Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in 2012 was presented to Niall O’Dowd. Niall O’Dowd is an Irish, New York based journalist and publisher. The second Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in 2013 was awarded to the former Governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer. Senator Therese Murray former President of the Massachusetts Senate received the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award last year, 2014, from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.Other events over the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Awards weekend will include the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Lecture by Prof Rónan Fanning on Saturday, September 26 in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries and the Inishowen Schools Diaspora competition.US PHILANTHROPIST RECEIVES ANNUAL TIP O’NEILL AWARD IN INISHOWEN was last modified: July 1st, 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:donegalTip O’Neill Award
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three-way race LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on IN DEMAND And, according to Ouest-France, Arsenal have made a move to sign the French Under-20 midfielder this summer.It is stated that the deal is all but complete to take Guendouzi to the Emirates, with the teenager heading to London for a medical on Monday. LATEST Though he started the campaign in Lorient’s first-team, he was dropped from the squad towards the end of November after clashing with his manager in the dressing room at half-time of a 4-2 defeat at Valenciennes.Guendouzi came back into the side in February, and Lorient won five of the next eight games that the 19-year-old started, but after being dropped for the trip to Nimes on April 24, it was made clear Guendouzi will not play for the Ligue 2 side again. Capped at three youth levels by France, Guendouzi is currently training with the France squad ahead of the European Under-19 Championship, which kicks-off on July 16. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal are set to sign young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi ‘in the coming days’, according to reports.Gunedouzi, the France youth international, currently plays for Lorient in his homeland, but he endured a tough season throughout 2017/18. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest transfer news RANKED targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 targets Guendouzi will represent France at the European Under-19 Championship later this month 2 Guendouzi currently plays for Lorient in Ligue 2 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing
SOELDEN, Austria — World Cup champion Bode Miller said Thursday that he will race in the Turin Olympics this winter, and also took another opportunity to campaign publicly for legalized doping in sports. The first U.S. man in 22 years to win the overall title, Miller said last season that he was considering retiring and skipping the Olympics because of time-consuming sponsorship obligations, annoying media duties and overwhelming fan attention. “I’m going to race as of now and I’ve made some progress in that area as far as deciding why and how I’m going to try and make it a positive thing for myself and everyone else,” Miller said at a media gathering on the eve of the men’s and women’s World Cup opening giant slalom races on the Rettenbach glacier. “I came out of the season really feeling pretty negative about the whole situation and the way I knew I’d be lumped in with other athletes. In the U.S., they have a really result-oriented, ‘Get as many golds as you can’ and ‘We have to get more golds that any other country’ (philosophy). It’s a really unhealthy attitude toward the Olympics and sport in general. It was really irritating for me to know I would be at the forefront of that whole advertising plan in the U.S. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was too much of a false representation and too much of a strain on my belief about sport and about the Olympics.” But a contract with footwear and apparel giant Nike changed his attitude. “We’ll be doing some pretty cool and unique positive commercials,” he said. “That was a big step because I needed a forum besides (the media) where I could feel I was making contact with the public and at least getting my ideas out there that although gold medals are great, the Olympics and the Olympic message are still as clear as ever. It’s about the struggle being the most important thing, as opposed to the triumph at the end or the gold.” Miller also reiterated his belief that doping should be allowed in sports — or that the tolerated levels for banned substances should be raised — saying current anti-doping policies do nothing to protect the health of athletes and does not level the playing field. “I feel it’s super hypocritical for a drug to be legal for you to buy, but not for an athlete to buy,” said Miller, a favorite for Sunday’s giant slalom. “Used in a way directed by a doctor or directed by the research that’s out there, even some drugs like EPO could potentially balance the risk of long term health problems against the potential gains for not injuring yourself. “When I look at all these professional athletes when they are 50 or 45 years old, they have knees that don’t work at all, shoulders that don’t work, back problems, and I think that that’s a much more common occurrence than a guy who is 40 or 50 who has serious problems because of some steroid he was taking when he was 20.” The International Ski Federation said supports the fight against doping. “For us it’s very clear,” FIS general secretary Sarah Lewis said. “Our rules are established by experts whose main goal is to protect the health of athletes. They also make sure everyone respects the principle of fair play and the ethics of the sport. FIS supports the fight against doping 100 percent. “Miller is making more and more declarations on different topics. We aren’t going to react with any great force. Our rules are clear.” Miller said he has never used performance-enhancing drugs. “I don’t even use any creatine or vitamins or supplements or anything,” he said. “The point is that I don’t think it’s a really big deal. I think people should be able to do what they want to do.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!