Austria mum on reported SMB-Kia trade

first_imgSan Miguel coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria kept his lips sealed on the reported trade involving his team and Kia.Sources told on Sunday that the Picanto have traded the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft to the Beermen in exchange for JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, Keith Agovida, a future first rounder, and cash considerations.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson World Series patches in place, Dodgers prepare for Astros Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img READ: Kia trades top pick to San MiguelA revised version of the deal also surfaced with the Beermen sending Ronald Tubid, Yancy de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, McCarthy, a future pick, and cash considerations to the Picanto for the top selection.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 trade has reportedly been submitted but the Office of the Commissioner has yet to give its approval.Austria carefully watched PBA aspirants during the Draft Combine despite San Miguel not owning any pick in this year’s draft. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Prospective number one pick Christian Standhardinger did not attend the combine due to his commitments with his ABL team Hong Kong.The Fil-German big man, though, posted on his Twitter account that he will be in attendance for the PBA Draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

School program may be in jeopardy

first_imgAfter ten years, Kokanee may not be returning to the classroom. The program allows students to collect kokanee salmon eggs, hatch them, and then return the salmon fry to the Williston Lake Reservoir.However, program representatives were told by Bob Coyle, program manager for the Peace/Williston Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, that the program would not be able to continue next school year.A presentation by made to City Council, Monday, by the principal, two teachers and a fifth grade student from CM Finch Elementary highlighted the importance of the program to students at the school.Glynnis Maundrell is a teacher at the school and said five classes between grades 3 to 7 participated this year. She said the student’s jobs were to learn about, monitor, and look after the salmon.Advertisement – Advertisement -Helen Gilbert, Blair Grimes, Glynnis Maundrell, and Heather MacGillivray were part of a delegation from CM Finch Elementary school to speak about the ‘Kokanee in the Classroom’ project that is being deferred./Kimberley Molina The school’s principal, Helen Gilbert, said the program allowed students to experience places they may not have previously known about.[asset|aid=2966|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=52b78e06012c596d458159f924a66034-Kokaneee 1_1_Pub.mp3] The delegates asked the Fort St. John city council for a letter of support to continue the project.The total cost of the program was not known at the time.Advertisementlast_img read more

Insider Trading: Chelsea’s midfield targets in detail, plus FINAL Daily Pogba!

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the summer window.Today, our man in the know brings us the FINAL Daily Pogba after the saga of the summer was finally brought to an end.Warren divulges the finer details on both Paul Pogba’s world record return to Manchester United and the surprise announcement of John Stones to Manchester City, and gives us an update of all the other latest Premier League gossip.That includes Chelsea, who are chasing midfielders Blaise Matuidi and Joao Mario, though the Blues face big competition to sign the Paris Saint-Germain and Sporting Lisbon stars.Juventus are keen on signing Matuidi to replace the departed Pogba, while Inter Milan and Liverpool are amoung the sides scouting Portugal star Mario.Meanwhile, we get the latest developments in Swansea’s pursuit of Spanish striker Borja Baston, who is reportedly nearing a £15million move to the Liberty Stadium.Get all this and MORE in the latest Insider Trading – Listen above!Latest headlines:OFFICIAL: Manchester United sign Paul Pogba from Juventus for world record transfer fee of £89mCONFIRMED: Manchester City sign England defender John Stones from Everton for fee of £47.5million‘I’ve come back home’ – Paul Pogba delighted to seal Manchester United return in world record £89million dealDEAL AGREED! Swansea to sign Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston for club-record feeMartin Demichelis set for LaLiga move after Manchester City releaseEmmanuel Frimpong is back in an Arsenal shirtREJECTED! Southampton have £12.8m bid turned down for Juventus midfielder Stefano SturaroNew Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer to relaunch pursuit of Chelsea and Liverpool target Joao MarioManchester United transfer latest: Galatasaray plot loan move for Red Devils outcast Bastian SchweinsteigerWest Ham move ahead of Liverpool in battle to land Real Madrid wonderkid Martin OdegaardChievo president pursuing ‘dream’ deal for Liverpool striker Mario Balotellilast_img read more


first_imgCllr Jimmy KavanaghCouncillor Jimmy Kavanagh is reminding Donegal soccer fans to get their free European Health Insurance Card in time to support the boys in green in France this summer. “With just 7 seeks to go until Ireland’s opening group match with Sweden, thousands of fans are planning to travel. Medical treatment can be very expensive abroad. That’s why I’m asking travelling fans to get their free European Health Insurance Cards now,” Kavanagh explained.“As Irish residents we are entitled to get healthcare through the public system in France, or any other European country, if we become ill or injured while on a temporary stay. But you must have a European Health Insurance Card or EHIC (formerly known as the E111) to access health care services. “One card is needed for each individual or member of the family and it’s free to apply and receive the card. All you have to do to get your card is fill in your name, address, date of birth and PPS online on a HSE website (“Once you have these basic details your card will be posted out to you free of charge. If you have a smart phone, you can also download the free EHIC App, to help you contact health services in Europe.
”As fans get ready to travel to France, now is the time to apply for the free European Health Insurance Card. A few minutes online could save a lot of money if you have an accident or become ill in France”, Councillor Kavanagh concluded.DONEGAL SOCCER FANS URGED TO GET THEIR ‘CARDS’ BEFORE EURO 2016 was last modified: April 27th, 2016 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:donegalEuro 2016Jimmy Kavanaghlast_img read more

Alternative league table – Top 30 clubs in England revealed and ranked

first_img 21. Middlesbrough are ranked with 1559 Elo points 26. Leeds United are ranked with 1508 Elo points 5. Arsenal are ranked with 1845 Elo points 20. Hull City are ranked with 1567 Elo points 6. Liverpool are ranked with 1835 Elo points 3. Manchester City are ranked with 1864 Elo points 4. Manchester United are ranked with 1855 Elo points 22. Sunderland are ranked with 1557 Elo points 30 14. West Bromwich Albion are ranked with 1643 Elo points 30 30 30 30 28. Cardiff City are ranked with 1483 Elo points 30 30 30 30 30. Aston Villa are ranked the 30th best team in England, with 1470 Elo points – click the right arrow above to see the remaining 29 teams ranked – And scroll down for an explanation of the Elo ratings. 17. Newcastle United are ranked with 1620 Elo points 30 23. Fulham are ranked with 1542 Elo points 30 30 30 18. Watford are ranked with 1601 Elo points 24. Norwich City are ranked with 1532 Elo points 7. Everton are ranked with 1747 Elo points 30 16. Burnley are ranked with 1626 Elo points 29. Huddersfield Town are ranked with 1471 Elo points Chelsea were crowned champions of the Premier League last season, but are they really the best team?Despite league tables at the end of every campaign ranking teams by how they performed over the previous campaign, is there any way a league table could lie?After all, this time last year Leicester City were Premier League champions, but it was arguable whether they were indisputably the best team in England, and soon after they found themselves struggling near the foot of the table.That’s where the Elo rating system comes in.Originally a method to rate and rank chess players, the Elo system has since been adapted to a host of other sports – including football.The basic principle of the Elo system is that the difference in ratings between two opposing teams provide a prediction for the result of a fixture.At the end of the game, the rating is updated based on the result; it increases if a team performed better than expected, and decreases if the performance was worse (for more explanation, click here).Using this system, English football clubs have been ranked all the way back to the start of the 1946/47 season, counting domestic league results from the top two divisions – cup competitions do not count, as teams without an Elo rating can feature.So, who are the top 30 clubs in England currently, based on their Elo ranking? Click the right arrow, above, to find out…*For further information about the Elo rating system see 30 15. Crystal Palace are ranked with 1640 Elo points 25. Reading are ranked with 1519 Elo points 27. Derby County are ranked with 1497 Elo points 30 12. AFC Bournemouth are ranked with 1651 Elo points 30 30 30 30 19. Brighton and Hove Albion are ranked with 1581 Elo points 9. Southampton are ranked with 1689 Elo points 30 30 10. West Ham United are ranked with 1669 Elo points 30 30 30 30 2. Tottenham Hotspur are ranked with 1885 Elo points 13. Swansea City are ranked with 1646 Elo points 30 8. Leicester City are ranked with 1714 Elo points 30 30 11. Stoke City are ranked with 1659 Elo points 30 1. Chelsea are ranked the best team in England, with 1906 Elo pointslast_img read more

Who is Finn Harp’s top scorer so far in 2016?

first_imgFinn Harp’s have revealed their top three scorers so far in 2016. With their clash with Sligo Rovers only around the corner, and many upcoming fixtures in place, there is plenty of opportunity left for players to rise up through the ranks and be named top scorer of 2016. Here are the top three; (1) Ryan Curran – 6(2) Sean Houston – 4(3) David Scully – 3Kevin McHugh, Damien McNulty, Josh Mailey, Tony McNamee, and Ethan Boyle – 1 (in League Cup) are all level on one goal.  Hopefully we get a few more goals in on Saturday! Who is Finn Harp’s top scorer so far in 2016? was last modified: September 1st, 2016 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:david scullyfinn harpsgoalRyan CurranscorerSean Houstonlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal cop has told for the first time how he sold drugs and went to jail for his crime.Peter DalyPeter Daly emigrated to New York where he became an NYPD officer in the 1970s.Now an RTE  radio documentary reveals how he stole and resold drugs from the biggest seizure in US history, earning him a ten year sentence in prison with mobsters and thieves. Born in 1933, Peter grew up in Ballyshannon, where his father was a GP.He moved to New York at the age of 19 and volunteered to fight in the Korean War.When he returned to New York, he got an American citizenship and joined the Police Academy in 1961.Peter started off as a beat cop on streets of New York. He recalls in the documentary how he and his colleagues would bunk off and sleep in coffins in a mortuary rather that being on patrol. He moved up the ranks to the NYPD’s Special Investigations Unit, an elite group that probed into the gangsters of New York’s criminal underworld.In 1970, Peter’s unit uncovered 100kg of heroin and cocaine in a drug seizure bigger than the famous French Connection. Retired authority personnel in the documentary say it was more likely that 105kg, or even 110kg of drugs was found. The extra kilograms were sold on by Peter and his crew of crooked cops.Peter returned to Ballyshannon as his crimes were revealed to the US courts. He was safe from extradition in Ireland, but a visit to a relative in England turned sour as police swarmed his hotel in Liverpool.From a prison cell in the UK’s Pentonville Prison, Peter’s efforts to avoid extradition failed.He stood before a grand jury in the US in 1975, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison because his ‘Irish stubbornness’ meant that he would not tell on his accomplices and reveal information. It was Peter’s silence and refusal to cooperate with detectives that earned him respect among the tough gangsters of US prison. He befriended thieves and mafia bosses who protected him during his five year incarceration.Nowadays, Peter Daly is known as an 80-year-old gentleman in the town of Ballyshannon. The documentary chronicles how such a Donegal man could have become immersed in the corrupt world of New York at the time.As his past is revealed in this documentary, Peter justifies his actions, “You had to be a thief to catch a thief.The documentary was made by fellow Ballyshannon man Marc McMenamin. Peter Daly – Good Cop/Bad Cop? airs on RTE Radio 1 on September 14th 2013.CROOKED DONEGAL COP OPENS UP ABOUT HIS CRIMINAL PAST was last modified: September 13th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA 3k charity walk/run in memory of a young Letterkenny man who lost his life in a car crash takes place tonight.Shaun Graham was one of two young men who perished in a car crash in Rathmullan last year.The Shaun Graham Memorial 3k walk/run takes place tonight with a large crowd expected to honour the popular young man. CHARITY WALK/RUN IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC YOUNG LETTERKENNY MAN TAKES PLACE TONIGHT was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyMemorial runShaun Grahamlast_img read more

Raphoe Community News: Betty’s special birthday raises €2,100

first_imgThe following are the weekly community notes from the Raphoe area.Fundraiser – ThanksBetty Mc Clintock would like to thank everyone who donated to the Alzheimer’s home care Donegal branch on the occasion of her special birthday. The amount raised was €2,100.  Sincere thanks to everyone who gave so generously! Raphoe Family Resource Centre Clg.Raphoe Family Resource Centre provides computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists via email. If you need any help in these areas, please call into us or give us a call. If you are interested in any of our following courses or programmes or would like to join in on any of our groups, please call in to see us or contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503.Christmas Disco!Raphoe Family Resource Centre will hold its Christmas Disco on Friday 13th December 2019 in the Presbyterian Hall from 7PM – 8.30PM. DJ Marty will be spinning the tunes and Santa himself may make an appearance!! Also some special guests have been invited!!! Should be a good night’s fun for all the family. This is a family event and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone welcome! Toddler GroupLittle Smiles with Big Dreams Toddler Group will meet every Thursday from 10.30am to 12noon in the Presbyterian Hall, Meetinghouse Street, Raphoe. Anyone who is in the care of a child parent(s)/guardian/aunt/uncle/child-minder or grandparent is welcome. Toddler groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of similar age. A light snack is provided for the kids while adults can enjoy a wee cuppa and chat! Cost €2 per family.Raphoe Boxing ClubA sincere thanks to local footballers “The Gym Gang” for their very generous sponsorship that helped the local boxing club install CCTV at the boxing club and this system also covers the children’s play park and houses at the bottom of St. Eunans Terrace and is greatly appreciated by all at the boxing club. Raphoe schoolgirl kingpin Georgia Mae Doherty secured her third title of the season when she was crowned Ulster 9 County Open Champion Girl One at 33KG’s in Derry on Saturday last. Raphoe’s 48KG’s schoolboy puncher Ryley Doherty featured in the 9 County Championship final in Derry on Sunday last and he turned in a very impressive display of ring-craft only to lose out to Belfast’s Jude Molyneaux on a 3/2 split decision.Helping Hands Scheme Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs? Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project were odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc. Only outdoor work is permitted. If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/087364150350/50 Bonus BallThe winner of last week’s bonus ball was Danny Mc Dermott, winning number 11. Congratulations Danny! To enter the bonus ball please call in!Raphoe Walking GroupRaphoe Walking Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC. Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!! Seniors Alert SchemeRaphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch. If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.Are you interested in up skilling? Would you like to learn about computers?Are you from the Raphoe area? Donegal ETB will be starting a beginner’s computer course on Tuesday 24th September from 10am-1pm in the Volt House, Raphoe. On this course you will build your knowledge and skills, and gain more confidence in working with computers. This is a part-time course, free of charge and delivered to small groups in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information call Raphoe Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796 or call Georgie 0877002294 or apply online today through: http://www.fetchcourses.ieCo-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Raphoe Community News: Betty’s special birthday raises €2,100 was last modified: December 6th, 2019 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:CommunityNotesRaphoelast_img read more

Q&A with Fruit South Africa on new SA-China agreement

first_imgThe newly signed agreement between South Africa and China will mean more jobs in the export agriculture sector says the Fruit South Africa CEO Dr Konanani Liphadzi.The South African and Chinese governments recently signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the market access for fruit. South Africa’s exporters are expected to increase their produce from 110 000 tons fruit to 350 000 tons within the next five years. (Image: Supplied)Melissa JavanSouth African farmers and cooperatives will export more of their fruit harvest after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the South African government and the People’s Republic of China earlier this month.The MOU was signed in Beijing, China, by Willem Bestbier, vice-chairperson of Fruit South Africa (Fruit SA) and his counterpart, Wang Xin, vice-chairperson of the Chinese Quarantine and Inspection Association (CIQA) on 1 November 2016.South Africa’s fruit exporters are mainly from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces. (Image to illustrate: Brand South Africa)For now negotiations are underway to increase market access for South African pears. Avocados and other fruit will be considered in the next round of negotiations.Last year China imported 3.8-million tons of fruit, of which 110 000 tons were from South Africa. The Chinese fruit market is valued at US$ 5-billion (about R71-billion), and within 5 years South Africa’s access will be one and half times greater.Dr Konanani Liphadzi, chief executive officer of Fruit SA shares insights on the impact of the MOU on agriculture in South Africa.Dr Konanani Liphadzi is chief executive officer of Fruit SA. She says the fruit industry will increase job creation because of the new agreement between China and South Africa relating to exports.Dr Liphadzi, what does this new agreement with China mean for South Africa?Liphadzi: In regards to the new MOU, this means the initiative is broadening market access. Secondly, we could share technical information like quarantine issues and also assist them with information needed. It goes both ways.We also have a partner on the ground in China, who can share things like policy changes.This partnership builds on the foundation we already have with China.Lastly, there will be a lot of job creation, from hand pickers in South Africa to people doing packaging that will be hired, because of increased demand.What fruit do we export to China?KL: The three main produce we supply to the Chinese market are apples, citrus and table grapes.How many fruit suppliers in South Africa currently export to China?KL: Currently there are 12 companies that supply to China.How many people are employed currently within the fruit industry?KL: Currently 50% of our fruit produce are being exported. This is to 87 countries worldwide, with China being one of them. Overall 2.7-million tons fruit are exported globally, and 110 000 of it go to China. That is 300 000 jobs locally in the fruit industry, that’s along the value chain, from the farm to where it ends with the consumer.Tell us about the South African exporters.KL: The 12 companies include the following:We have companies that buy fruit from the farmers;Other produce their own fruit and buy from different farmers;Lastly, we have cooperatives, a group working together producing fruit. Then they have a marketing company advertising for them.The exporters are mainly from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.The major producers come from the Western Cape, because it has a unique environment.Are any of the fruit sent to China being genetically modified?KL: We don’t produce genetically modified fruit in South Africa.How can an entrepreneur or any other farmer(s) get their fruit exported?KL: There is room for new exporters, especially in terms of transformation. The Fresh Produce Exporters’ forum is an association for developing new entries within the export market. It is a challenging process to get into exports, because it is not an easy industry.Anyone interested in exports, can contact me.Will China export any of their fruit to South Africa?KL: They also want to send fruit. We are counter season to them. So, when we are harvesting, they have winter there. Selling fruit to them won’t be a major issue. Our department of agriculture is considering citrus from them. We are not competing with them.Is there anything you would like to add?KL: In regards to the new MOU, this means the initiative is broadening market access.This is in line with what our country’s National Development Plan 2030 wants to achieve. We have identified a commodity, are increasing volumes to create jobs, and are opening the a market for our produce.We appreciate the effort of the government to open the market, and that they are creating a good relationship with the Chinese government.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more