COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Sri Lanka extended their lead over West Indies to 113 on day two of the second Test yesterday, reaching 76 for two at stumps despite losing opener Dimuth Karunaratne to the first ball of the second innings. Opener Kaushal Silva (31) was batting with Dinesh Chandimal on five when bad light stopped play. West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor removed Karunaratne, with the first ball of the innings, when square-leg fielder Devendra Bishoo took an impressive diving catch. Debutant Kusal Mendis and Silva shared 55 runs for the second wicket before Mendis (39) was caught by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin off left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican. Silva successfully reviewed a leg-before-wicket decision against him when replays showed a delivery from Taylor was missing leg stump. Earlier, Dhammika Prasad took four wickets to help bowl out West Indies for 163 and secure a 37-run first-innings lead. Resuming the day at 17 for one, the tourists lost three more wickets in the morning session, with Prasad causing the biggest damage. Night watchman Devendra Bishoo (13) was caught behind by Kusal Perera off Prasad, and Darren Bravo made two before being bowled by Prasad to leave his team on 37-3. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews took a catch at slip off part-time spinner Milinda Siriwardana to remove Marlon Samuels (13) just before lunch. West Indies lost their remaining six wickets for 86 runs in the second session. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 200 in their first innings, helped largely by Siriwardana’s maiden Test fifty, (68 runs) scored off 111 deliveries. remaining wickets
Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay The Bred, meanwhile, will come out on Oct. 18 together with the low-top version.No word yet on the Philippine price, but SoleCollector.com reports the regular mid-top versions will cost $185 while the low-tops will be at $160. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Nara upsets 2004 champion Kuznetsova at US Open Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite As per Nike.com, the Air Jordan XXXII will have a Flyknit upper with “high-tenacity yarn.”The sole will feature Zoom Air bags, a Flight Plate, and a herring bone construction underneath.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook will be the poster boy of the new design as the Oklahoma City point guard featured in the promo shots wearing the “Bred” colorway.The “Bred,” however won’t be the first colorway to be released as the distinction belongs to the “Rosso Corso,” which will be available on Sept. 23. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Photo from Jordan Brand’s official FacebookMichael Jordan’s second signature shoe is set for a resurrection, and this isn’t a new colorway of the same exact design that released in 1986.The new Air Jordan XXXII took inspiration from the Air Jordan II, the shoe that started the legend of his Airness, with its Italian roots and subtle design.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments
Adamson holds on to stun Ateneo Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Alessandrini starred with a game-high 31 points, including 24 kills and six blocks, while Laure added 21, highlighted by five service aces. The two also teamed up for 18 digs.Four Lady Falcons hit double-figure scoring led by Eli Soyud’s 22. Chiara Permentilla and Mary Joy Dacoron tallied 18 apiece while Bernadette Flora chipped in 11.Adamson had a pair of costly miscues–both net touch violations–that handed UST the pulsating victory.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Everyone contributed so that’s good for us,” said UST head coach Kungfu Reyes in Filipino.But it was the young guns Alessandrini and Laure, who took charge and helped the Golden Tigresses recover from a major meltdown in the second set, where they blew a 24-19 cushion after committing a slew of errors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Like what we told our players, it was their own doing,” Reyes said of his team’s collapse in the second set. “We let Adamson gain momentum due to our errors and we were not able to stop them.”“Fortunately for us, the players got their grit back,” he added. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas closed in on a third place finish after surviving Adamson, 25-20, 27-29, 13-25, 25-19, 17-15, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Milena Alessandrini and Eya Laure combined for 52 points to power the Golden Tigresses, who shoot for the bronze on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT
Minister Addy and LIBA President Sembeh sign the MOU as other officials look onThe Minister of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), Axel M. Addy, says the ministry has made some progress since its rebranding, including the awarding of US$43 million dollars in contracts to 457 Liberian owned businesses. He said it was the ministry’s commitment to develop good policies for trade, support and revitalize the country’s economy as well as open the private sector to create opportunities for citizens.Minister Addy made the disclosure yesterday during an official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberian Business Association (LIBA) to help Liberian-owned businesses grow through awarding of procurement contracts. He said the MOU will promote Liberian owned businesses nationwide and build their capacity. “It’s also an advantage of their rights as citizens to benefit from the public procurement program given to them by an act of the government,” he said. Min. Addy said despite the challenges of limited resources, the ministry remains committed to pursue objectives that would promote Liberian-owned businesses. He said the Commercial Court supports the ministry as they strive to pursue reforms to transform the business climate in Liberia.“In pursuit of the Small Business Empowerment Act, all branches of government awarded in the first fiscal year of 2015/2016 US$43 million dollars in contracts to 457 Liberian-owned businesses in pursuit of the 25 percent procurement requirement in keeping with SBE Act,” Minister Addy told reporters. He said the ministry remains committed to contribute to Liberia’s transformation by engaging numerous stakeholders to pursue its objectives, adding that his team has been working on their transitional plan with a commitment to support a soft landing and smooth transition of the leadership after the October 10 polls.In April of 2013, Minister Addy said, “We decided on the rebranding of the commerce strategy as our tool to serve our country with a commitment to develop good policies for trade, support and revitalize the economy and open the private sector to create work opportunities for citizens.” According to him, despite the challenges, the team has achieved many milestones in pursuit of this agenda, including the stimulation of an entrepreneurial culture through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the annual MSME conferences.He said in pursuit of the implementation of the industrial policy for job creation through the promotion of manufacturing, the ministry has commenced some works on the Monrovia Industrial Park to bring online new factories to encourage local production and import substitution while putting forth new legislation on the establishment of a Special Economic Zone Authority, which will replace the Free Zone Authority and promote production for domestic and foreign consumption as a means of diversifying the export basket from the traditional products to more value-added commodities to earn much-needed foreign exchange. The ministry, he said, has initiated several key reform projects that will further transform the fabric of the business climate, no matter how difficult and challenging they may be.Minister Addy said “If we can have taxpayers pay their taxes using mobile money, and tourists arriving at the country’s airport and receiving visas on arrival, then they will know that Liberians are on the right path to have a more attractive and competitive environment for investors.” According to Minister Addy, this high level of cooperation has led to reforms being put in place by the leadership at the ministry, and called on everyone to continue the exchange with the ministry to keep improving the business climate. “We were only able to realize this outstanding achievement with the strong partnership with the PPCC, particularly its dynamic head, James Dorbor Jallah, and his team of talented technicians. The ministry is poised to doing more for the private sector,” he said.LIBA President David K. Sembeh said the MOU will assist in the process of capacity building, training Liberians and others who want to do business, but do not understand how to start. He described the initiative as timely that will help to decentralize business activities and ensure that Liberian business people gain more access to the economy, pointing out that the initiative will create more jobs and will also help in the process of strengthening the country’s economy through private sector development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
WASHINGTON – In-depth polling by The Associated Press and the nonpartisan Pew Research Center shows that in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, no Republican presidential candidate is a shoo-in. Across the three states, tight battles are being waged for voters’ trust on Iraq, immigration and other key Republican issues and for control of pivotal groups including conservatives, white evangelicals and men. And it is Romney, not national front-runner Rudy Giuliani, who is ahead in New Hampshire and fighting for the lead in Iowa and South Carolina – three very different races. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been surging lately in Iowa, but is having trouble expanding his appeal beyond white evangelical Protestants. Underscoring the tumult so far, only in Iowa do more than half of Republicans – 57 percent – say they strongly support their favorite candidate. That figure is lower in New Hampshire, 49 percent, and South Carolina, 44 percent, in an indication that many have yet to make up their minds. Further complicating Giuliani’s chances, one-fifth of Iowa Republicans and more than one-tenth in New Hampshire and South Carolina say they cannot support him. 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAccording to the AP-Pew poll: In Iowa, where the Jan. 3 caucuses will provide the nation’s first votes, Romney has 25 percent support among Republicans, Huckabee 24 percent, Giuliani 14 percent and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson 12 percent. In New Hampshire, Romney has 37 percent, Giuliani 19 percent and McCain 15 percent. The primary is Jan. 8. In South Carolina, where the poll shows voters are less focused on the race, Romney and Giuliani have 19 percent each, Thompson 18 percent, McCain 13 percent and Huckabee 10 percent. Republicans there vote Jan. 19.
Bryant’s final shot was over James’ outstretched hands with just eight seconds left and proved to be the deciding points in the Lakers’ 99-98 victory. James followed Bryant’s shot by missing a free throw that could have tied the score and a 15-foot jumper that could have won the game. “And that’s how I was. I was one of those kids that just hated to lose. From Little League (on up).” Bryant reported no problems with the sprained wrist he suffered during Thursday’s game and expects to play tonight when the Lakers visit Golden State. Tonight’s game precedes Monday’s huge matchup against Miami at Staples Center and follows Thursday’s electric game against James and the Cavaliers. In other words, the Lakers have to guard against overlooking the Warriors. “We’re not overlooking them at all,” Bryant said. “The last time we were up there, we lost by like 40 points. You don’t forget stuff like that. It should be a fun game.” Lost in translation: Lost in the shuffle of Bryant’s magical game-winning stretch against the Cavaliers was the impressive game Lamar Odom put together. Odom had 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, often times going right at James on drives to the basket or post-ups in the paint. “We liked a couple of matchups in that game where Lamar was concerned,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. As a result, Odom was more aggressive than usual on offense as the Lakers tried to take advantage of mismatches on James and Donyell Marshall. “It was a good game for Lamar and hopefully it’s something he can build on,” Jackson said. Vincent Bonsignore, (818) 713-3612 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LeBron James must have sensed something looming when he told ESPN The Magazine this month that he hasn’t yet acquired the killer instinct Kobe Bryant plays with. As if on cue, Bryant beat James’ Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday by sinking three straight long jumpers over a 90-second span of the fourth period. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita A day later, reporters relayed James’ comments to Bryant, then asked if his killer instinct was something he developed or was born with. Bryant just smiled. “I’ve just always been that way,” Bryant said. “Always. From the word go.” Bryant’s penchant for winning hasn’t always made him the most popular person on the court. From grade school to now, it’s probably lost him some friends. “It rubbed a lot of people the wrong way,” Bryant admitted. “But I didn’t care. That’s just who I was. It helped that I had my family and my father and my uncles telling me you just have to go out there and be competitive and do what you’ve got to do.
A surprising figure ran the line at a minor game in Glenswilly last week.Flag in hand, you had to look twice to see if it was actually Neil Gallagher.Others might have been taking calls from the media or wondering what they would wear when they left Croke Park. Such sideshows don’t float around Neil Gallagher’s world.Life is simple. You work and you play football.Yesterday he picked up the Man of the Match Award after a towering display in the middle of the park.He was almost embarrassed to get the award on RTE. The county council employee prefers to let his football do the talking.But credit where credit is due.Neil has been threatening to put in a huge display for Donegal over the last couple of seasons.They have always been solid but yesterday he literally rose head and shoulders above everyone else – including the three different midfield combinations Cork tried to use.Gallagher doesn’t do hair gel, the latest fashionable football boots or fancy footwork for that matter. He’s a workhorse with the heart of a stallion.But yesterday the most unlikely of heroes of the Donegal team showed some thoroughbred breeding.We salute you Neil for dragging us across the semi-final line to our All Ireland final destiny.NO HAIR GEL, FANCY BOOTS OR CLEVER ONE LINERS – JUST AN HONEST FOOTBALLER was last modified: August 27th, 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:glenswillyMan Of The MatchNeil Gallagher
The Gasworks opens it’s doors for the Grand Opening launch night on Saturday 3rd August with headline act and one of Ibiza’s top Female DJ’s – Loéca!If you’re looking for the epitome of the VIP nightclub experience, The Gasworks has got you covered. Bringing a whole new and unrivalled experience to Letterkenny every Monday and Saturday nights.The Gasworks boasts extravagant décor with huge industrial fans, unique piping and control panels all over the club. No stone has been left unturned during this major refurb, the attention to detail is breathtaking. Yet again Letterkenny is punching well above its weight and has raised the bar to a whole new level.This club has a huge amount to offer and definitely places itself well and truly on the clubbing map vowing to bring the latest acts and entertainment to the county.The Gasworks has undergone a complete facelift and major refurb with an impressive AND world-renowned full Funktion one stacked sound system, the latest in clubbing technology and a full club lighting rig including top of the range lasers to rival some of the best clubs in Europe. And the winner is…Stephen JamesThe club also boasts a larger dance area and huge DJ stage for the top DJ acts in and outside of the country, not to mention Donegal’s biggest in-house p12 led screen for better club visuals making this one of the best club experiences around.Comfortable, elegant, spacious and spread over two floors, The Gasworks offers a beautiful setting for an unrivalled nightlife experience.In the ‘Main Club’ you will experience the very latest in vocal house music for a more chilled out and relaxed vibe.Bringing you the most in-demand house acts and DJ’s on a regular basis. Not to forget ‘The Back Room” this comfortable and spacious room brings you a more commercial theme with all the latest chart-toppers and commercial music in a warming and cosy atmosphere.With five bars, two dancefloors, a huge Smoking Garden area, and a private & exclusive VIP area for table service, customers will have all the ingredients for a memorable night out.(O Beach Ibiza, Cafe Mambo Ibiza & Defected Resident DJ)Just off of playing ‘We Are Together Festival’ in Derry and mixing with top names in Ibiza such as Danny Howard Camelphat, and MK to name a few, Loéca will be bringing you her house music vibes with full production show, giving you a piece of the Ibiza experience right here in Letterkenny. The Gasworks opens on Saturday, August 3rd at 10pm, with a champagne reception, you are all formally invited to experience the next chapter in entertainment, nightlife and luxury for Letterkenny’s newest experience.Gas Works, Voodoo Venue, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.Winner reveal: Have you won a €50 Gas Works Bar Tab + 4 Vips for Saturday night! was last modified: August 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Eureka >> If it were a game on NBA Jam, the ball Jose Macaraeg was shooting would have been shooting flames right and left.It was just that kind of opening 16 minutes for the Loggers’ senior guard.Macaraeg’s heat checks became just another make that sent the Logger faithful at Jay Willard Gymnasium into a frenzy, as he scored 24 of his game-high 34 points in the first half — all of which coming on eight 3-pointers — in the Eureka High boys basketball team’s 76-67 win over St. Bernard’s at the …
8 November 2004South African house prices are going through the roof – so much so that a major bank has been forced to revise its definition of what a middle-class home costs.The Absa House Price Index shows that nominal year-on-year growth of 33.7% was recorded in September 2004, the highest rate of growth in any month since November 1981.Now it says R1.2-million is the official average price of a middle-class home. Homes only qualify as luxury homes if they are worth between R2.2-million and R8-million (up from the previous definition of between R1.6-million and R5.5-million).According to Absa, “affordable” houses are now those that cost less than R193 000.Property price bubble? While rocketing property prices in South Africa have left many sellers and long-term investors happy over the last year or two, experts are divided over whether or not the country’s experiencing a property price bubble – one that’s going to burst and hurt first-time home owners or near-sighted investors.On the one hand, some say there’s still room to move in the country’s property price boom, pointing out that South Africans still pay far less than Europeans, Americans and Australians for their homes.One the other, many are saying that prices are currently unsustainable, and prohibitive to first-time home owners. A recent weekend newspaper report said that many banks are turning down loan applications because, in part, of the exorbitant prices being asked for property.Investing in commercial propertyForeign investors are increasingly buying South African commercial property as a medium- to long-term investment.While an average increase of 22% in South African house prices was recorded in 2003, already house prices have risen by 20% in 2004, and by the end of the year are expected to have risen by 36%.Peter Smith, regional executive for Nedbank Property & Asset, feels growth is far from over.“The fact that ordinary investors these days prefer property to equities, and that interest rates in the next year are very unlikely to rise by more than 1.5%, it seems likely the residential property bull run will continue for at least 18 months”, Smith told Business Report recently. “This pattern is also likely to be reflected in increased values in both commercial and industrial property.”“Any investment in property should be viewed as medium to long term”, Smith argued. “It remains almost certain that capital growth on properties will remain well above 15%.”Analysts say experiences in Europe, Ireland and Australia show that a sharp rise in property prices does not necessarily lead to a subsequent collapse.Barrak Geffen, executive director of Sothebys International Realty, told Finance24 that South Africa has the right fundamentals – including low interest rates and a rising GDP – to maintain the rising prices.But Michael Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Property Services, was quoted recently as saying that prices “are unsustainable at the present [growth] rates”. He insists that the industry cannot continue to grow at 20% per annum in the future.Analysts say the steady drop in interest rates over the past few years is part of the reason for soaring prices. But the Reserve Bank cautions that household debt as a percentage of disposable income increased in the first quarter of 2004 to 54%, rising from 52.5% in the last quarter of 2003.Call to regulate estate agentsWendy Machanick, managing director of a real estate company that goes by the same name, says the industry needs more regulation to protect buyers from unscrupulous and ill-informed real estate agents – agents who are benefiting handsomely from the current boom.“There is a need for government and the industry to get together to form a fully representative organisation that will set standards”, Machanick said.The price spike has reportedly seen an increase of some 18 000 newly registered real estate agencies over the last few years, with some 45 000 registered agencies operating in 2004.‘Township’ property: untapped potentialMeanwhile, a new study has shown that homes in former black townships in South Africa are worth R68.3-billion – but that homeowners are failing to tap into the full economic potential of their assets.According to The Township Residential Property Market research, potential income-generating activities include renting properties or using premises for business purposes. The study described houses in townships as “dead assets”, contributing towards housing needs but not economic upliftment.The research indicated that only 12% of houses in townships, with a combined value of more than R8-billion, were bought or sold over the past five years.SouthAfrica.info reporter