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Jaycee Marcelino savors championship feeling with PCCL crown

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments It’s been more than two months since Lyceum lost to San Beda in the championship series of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 And he also dabbled in the clutch for the Pirates when he put the Red Lions effectively at bay with less than a minute remaining.Lyceum held a 66-58 lead midway the fourth but the Red Lions managed to cut the deficit to four, 66-62, after Clint Doliguez finished the 6-0 run on a three-point play with 2:26 left.After the scoreboard stayed stagnant for more than a minute, Marcelino broke the silence and gave the Pirates a 68-62 lead with an elbow jumper 44.9 seconds left in the game.“I’m really that we became the champions for the first time and it was against San Beda,” said Marcelino. “I really wanted to get one against San Beda, and of course I also want to win in the NCAA.”“This is an experience for us and now we know what we have to do when we want to win another title.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings During that gap, Jaycee Marcelino never stopped working to stay on track.And on Thursday, Marcelino’s grind paid off as he led the Pirates to the national title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League against none other than the Red Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“My goal was to really become a champion,” said Marcelino in Filipino after the  70-66 clincher. “I want to experience that championship feeling that’s why every practice, every game I really give it my all and put in extra effort.”Marcelino poured in 19 points while grabbing nine rebounds and tallying three steals to pace the Pirates to be named  the Finals MVP of the tournament. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Martinez kicks off Winter Games stintlast_img read more

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Repairs to Kato Secondary School to rack up $140M bill – auditing company

first_imgRemedial works on the Kato Secondary School building in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), could rack up a bill amounting in excess of 0 million, according to representatives of the Rodrigues Architects Limited auditing company.The remedial cost, along with several structural defects, was highlighted during a media-site visit to the school on Wednesday. A part from Rodrigues Architects Limited, representatives from the Ministries of Public Infrastructure and Education were also present.During a tour of the school, Managing Director of the auditing company, Albert Rodrigues, explained that the school had countlessAlready, the stairways have begun to crumble at the Kato Secondary School despite the facility been yet to be commissionedArchitect Davendra Doodnauth of Rodrigues Architects Ltd examining a gaping hole along the second floor corridor of the Kato Secondary Schoolstructural defects, which were highlighted in both the draft and final report of the project submitted to the Public Infrastructure Ministry by the company. Among the issues highlighted in the report was the prioritising of cost effectiveness over professional competence and the use of inadequately qualified consultants for the project.At the school, numerous construction defects were pinpointed by architect Davendra Doodnauth of Rodrigues Architects. These included: bad timber, exposed electrical outlets, cracking stairways, and exposed steel.“To the naked eye, you can tell that something is wrong. You don’t need any level of expertise to see that,” Doodnauth explained. At one stage, he pointed to a gaping hole along one of the corridors, the result of the use of poor materials.“How could any self-respecting contractor accept work like this?” Rodrigues questioned, while pointing to another defect. He further emphasised, “The Government has paid for a building that is functional and safe, so there can’t be any compromise of standards or rushing.”Both Doodnauth and Rodrigues posited that the project was flawed from its design phase, a fact that was evident in the incorrect orientation of the facility. According to Doodnauth, the classrooms were incorrectly placed away from the windward side and would ultimately lead to hot, uncomfortable classrooms.Additionally, it was highlighted that the dining room and kitchen could not accommodate the school’s projected number of students. Safety concerns were also noted since the school lacked fencing. This was especially concerning, since the school would be housing at least 250 students in its dormitories.Furthermore, it was stressed that poor workmanship, along with the use of inferior material, contributed largely to the identified defects. Rodrigues added that while the issues would have been brought to the attention of the contractor and consultants for the project, there was yet to be any adequate response.Evidence of extreme wear and tear above the entrance of the dormitories at the Kato Secondary SchoolMeanwhile, residents of the village shared that while there had been an agreement to use both local workers and local content; this agreement had been reneged on by the contractor. While the community was initially hired to cut the timber at the start of the project at the price of $80/BM, this contract was taken away from them and given to someone else at the rate of $30/BM.It was also highlighted that local workers were initially promised a wage of $7000 per day, but were only paid $2500 per day, of which $1200 was deducted each day for meals.Rodrigues went short of deeming the present work as fraud. “I think this is misrepresentation. I don’t want to call it fraud; I’ll leave that to the legal persons…However, I think there are serious issues about negligence and breach of contract. There are specifications and, if you deviate from those, you are deviating from the contract,” he stated. He added that there was clear evidence of “corners being cut”.He said too that, based upon its current state, it is extremely unadvisable that the school should be opened for the September 2016 school term. He opined that it would take at least six months to execute remedial works, which would amount to at least $140 million. He shared that this figure could increase following the conduct of an even more detailed assessment of the project.Meanwhile, Kato’s Toshao, Clifton Pereira, explained that the residents were anxious for the new school’s opening since the situation at the Paramakatoi Secondary School has become untenable due to overcrowding. He added that students were being forced to attend schools as far away as Sand Creek, Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo).The contract for the project was awarded in late 2012 to Kares Engineering Inc and work commenced in 2013, with a completion date set for April 2015. However, the project was delayed on two other occasions.last_img read more

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Golf course director gets 5-year extension

first_imgThey insisted that a director could be found for a significantly lower fee than the over $210,000 he already earned annually for running the course. Leading the charge against that move was Councilman Jeff Siccama who, at the time, was running for his seat in the November 2005 elections. He and his group, Montebello Citizens for Open Government, had repeatedly asked the Council to put Camacho’s contract out for bid when the expiration date drew near. This time around, Siccama’s perspectives on both Camacho’s salary and on seeking a competitive bid had dramatically changed. “I was mostly against it then \ because of his request for a pay increase and a severance package,” Siccama said Thursday. “I still don’t believe in no-bid contracts but he’s been there so many years and I think it’s good to partner with businesses that have stayed in town for a long time. MONTEBELLO – Unlike in past years, the city’s golf course director has managed to secure a 5-year extension to his contract with unanimous approval from the City Council – despite there being three years left on his current agreement. Thomas A. Camacho, director of the city-owned Quiet Cannon Golf Course, asked for and received the extension to his 10-year contract in a 5-0 vote by the Council at Wednesday’s regular meeting. Only a couple of residents expressed opposition to the city not waiting until his contract was up in 2010 before making amendments. Camacho’s last request for an extension caused an uproar from citizens’ groups in 2005 when he also asked for a $36,000 annual raise and a severance package. “I just didn’t think it needs to go out for bid,” he added. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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We are not here to tour – Mombasa’s Serani

first_imgSerani started their Copa campaign with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Rift Valley’s Goseta, the side that beat defending champions St. Anthony’s Kitale in the regional tournament to claim a ticket to the nationals.“We are very happy to start the tournament with a win and this is a motivation for the next game. We have beaten a very good team which is technically and tactically gifted,” Lenjo said after the game.Action between Serani and Goseta High School during their Copa Coca-Cola National Championship tie at the Kisumu Polytechnic on July 30, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We did not travel all the way from Mombasa to come here for tourism or to relax. We are here for business and that business is winning this tournament and I am confident we can go all the way.”After a tight first half, the gates opened for Serani in the second half with Juma Mwinyi breaking the deadlock five minutes after the restart.The midfielder picked up a poorly taken goalkick from Alex Kibet before striding into the box and taking a low shot that beat the keeper.Mohammed Sufii made it 2-0 10 minutes later when Serani turned over possession and hit Goseta on the counter, the striker slamming the ball into the net from the edge of the six yard box.Goseta had few chances to score and their best came late in the game when Kelvin Wekesa forced a good save off the keeper with a well taken freekick. On the other end, substitute Omar Ibrahim came close to making it 3-0 for Serani.Omar picked up a loose ball inside the box before taking a low shot which the keeper palmed across against the upright and picked up the rebounded effort.Earlier in the 25th minute, Goseta had a good chance in a tight first half when Alex Ndeleva missed a vital connection unmarked inside the box when Peter Ochieng’s freekick from the left found him at the edge of the six yard box.In the other Group A match, Koyonzo from Western beat Central’s Gatamaiyu 2-0 with Wellington Andeyi breaking the deadlock with a 22nd minute penalty before Arnold Bukasa added the second 10 minutes into the second half.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Serani High School defender Kelvin Temba vies for the ball with Goseta High School skipper Lawrence Ongoma during their Copa Coca-Cola National Championship tie at the Kisumu Polytechnic on July 30, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – Serani High School coach Daniel Lenjo has warned that the Mombasa-based side is not in Kisumu to tour, but compete for their maiden Copa Coca-Cola Boys’ title.No Coastal side has won any schools football tournament since Mombasa High School beat Rift Valley’s Manor House in the 2006 Under-19 football final held in Nakuru and Lenjo who also coaches the Bandari Youth team believes they have what it takes to break that curse.last_img read more

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Jazz artist Powell dies at age 85

first_imgPowell began his career doubling as a pianist but rose to fame as a drummer during the swing era and became a fixture on the 52nd Street jazz scene in New York. In 1943, he was hired by CBS, becoming one of the first black musicians to play for a national network. “He made sure he worked harder than anyone else, he was always prepared, he went to all of his sessions – he called them dates – in suits, impeccably dressed,” said his son, Ted Smith. “It was never a bad day for him, and if it was, he wasn’t going to let it show.” Powell was a versatile percussionist who carried a kit filled with castanets, clickers and other noisemakers he referred to as his “bag of tricks.” Powell worked with a number of jazz greats, including Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker and Red Norvo. By Allison Hoffman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO – Jazz drummer Gordon “Specs” Powell, who recorded with Billie Holiday and played for “The Ed Sullivan Show” as part of the CBS network orchestra, has died of complications from kidney disease. He was 85. Powell, who also had heart trouble, died Saturday at a care center near his home in the northern San Diego County suburb of San Marcos, according to his son. He stayed with CBS until 1972, playing for “The Jackie Gleason Show,” “Candid Camera” and other specials as well as for the Sullivan show.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Youngster impresses former England manager, attacker finally finds form and more – Man United loan watch

first_img 9 Ben Pearson (on loan at Barnsley) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – As the Tykes look to avoid relegation to League Two, Pearson was brought in to bolster their midfield at the start of January. In his first four matches, Barnsley won three, while Pearson netted in their victory over Port Vale. But since that run they have now lost their last three and will need the ‘tenacity’, which he has already brought to the team. Jesse Lingard (on loan at Derby County) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – At the start of February, talented youngster Lingard moved to Derby County as a replacement for Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe, who had spent the first half of the season on loan at the iPro Stadium. In his first start, the Rams lost 2-1 to Reading in the FA Cup, but he has shown great promise according to Steve McClaren and came on as a sub in their 3-3 draw with Rotherham. 9 Sam Johnstone (on loan at Preston) – Being unable to play against his parent club in the recent FA Cup clash between the two sides means Johnstone has been limited to five appearances since his loan switch in January, but the 21-year-old has now kept two clean sheets in his last two games. Javier Hernandez (on loan at Real Madrid) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – Mexican poacher Hernandez has found it hard to break into Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team at the Bernabeu and has only managed one start in La Liga. Across all competitions he has managed three goals in 15 appearances. 9 9 Tom Cleverley (on loan at Aston Villa) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – The England international is on a season long loan at Villa Park but, despite playing in 20 Premier League games, he hasn’t managed to score a single goal or register an assist. 9 Will Keane (on loan at Sheffield Wednesday) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – Striker Keane has only managed one goal since his January move to Wednesday, which was from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City. It was thought the youngster had suffered a medial knee ligament injury against Brighton but it appears he could now be in contention for this weekend’s game with Derby County. 9 Joe Rothwell (on loan at Blackpool) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – Midfielder Rothwell, 20, has only played once for the Tangerines in the Championship since a switch at the end of January – a 45 minute cameo in their 4-0 loss to Norwich City. 9 Saidy Janko (on loan at Bolton) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – Swiss youngster Janko moved to the Trotters at the end of the January transfer window and got off to a storming start with an excellent goal and an assist in their 3-1 win over Fulham. He also started Bolton’s clash with Watford but on this occasion was on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline. 9 9 Nani (on loan at Sporting Lisbon) – Click the arrow to see how other United players are getting on – With his form continuing to wane at Old Trafford, Nani re-joined former side Sporting in the deal which took Marcos Rojo to Manchester United. And it looks like the switch has done him the world of good. Seven goals in 22 appearances appear to have enlivened the skilful midfielder. As Louis van Gaal looks to improve his Manchester United side, he has loaned out several of his players in order to provide them with first-team football.Senior stars Luis Nani and Javier Hernandez are in Portugal and Spain respectively, as they attempt to get their careers back on track, while younger players like Saidy Janko, Jesse Lingard and Ben Pearson are plying their trades in the Football League.One of the starlets has even drawn praise from a former England manager as he impresses in the Championship, so click through to see how the Red Devils’ loanees are getting on…last_img read more

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BRAVE HOLLY WARD GETS HER HEAD SHAVED TO RAISE MONEY FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY

first_imgBrave 12-year-old Holly Ward from Falcarragh got her head shaved to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.However, it’s not the first time this wonderful little girl has sacrificed her beautiful hair for charity.Holly cut off her ponytail last year to raise €363.50 for the Rapunzel Foundation. She was keen to continue her fundraising efforts this year and decided she’d get her head shaved to raise much needed finance for the Irish Cancer Society.Holly got her head shaved yesterday and raised a staggering €2,220.00 in the process.With TEN days of fundraising still left, family and friends of Holly are hoping they can exceed the €3,000 mark.If you’ve been inspired by Holly’s gesture and want to donate you can by clicking on the link below. Donation: www.justgiving.com/holly-ward2015.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hollywardhairshave BRAVE HOLLY WARD GETS HER HEAD SHAVED TO RAISE MONEY FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:12-year-oldFeatureshairHolly WardIrish Cancer SocietynewsRapunzel FoundationShavedlast_img read more

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ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgRosses ACA number of athletes are travelling this Sunday to Rostrevor in Co. Down for the Ulster Even age group cross country. Good luck to all. Well done to all who participated in the Sports Hall athletes. The next 5 session will commence Monday 12th November – all welcome. Other important date include the November 11th with the Ulster Uneven age group cross country in Killybegs. The club annul presentation night will be November 21st – more details to follow. Well done to Noel Diver who ran a brilliant 5th place in the Newmills 10k. There was also good runs for Deirdre Diver and Grace Garvie. Good luck to all competing the Dublin City Marathon next Monday.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 23rd, 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Imperial Falcon 3/1; 2, Fernhill Scolari 7/4 fav. Time: 19.07. Distance: a length.Race 2 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Tobar na Maithir 7/2; 2, Tons of Speed 2/1. Time: 19.03. Distance: a length. Race 3 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Swanson Rosette 5/2; 2, Tydon Marquis 6/1. Time: 29.12. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 4 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Flaming Ember 5/1; 2, Fernhill Dice 6/4. Time 29.13. Distance: 1. lengths.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Nosey Taz 1/1 fav; 2, Grillagh Miller 4/1. Time: 18.91. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Maybe 1/1 fav; 2, Altmore Rose 4/1. Time: 29.09. Distance: 3.15 lengths. Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Convoy 4/1; 2, Altmore Champ 5/2. Time: 28.82. Time: 0.75 length.Race 8 Donegal for Sam 525 (525 yards): 1, Nosey Meg 4/1; 2, Crossleigh Thyme 1/1. Time: 29.08. Distance: .75 length.Race 9 A McLean Boomakers 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt 5/2; Tahina Kellie 7/2. Time: 28.97. Distance: a short head.Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat one (575 yards): 1, Mr Bishop 6/1; 2, Total Motion 4/1. Time: 31.91. Distance: .75 length.Race 11 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat two (575 yards): 1, Kingsmill Aguero 2/1 fav; 2, Mongys Girl 9.4. Time: 32.03. Distance: a short head. Race 12 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat three (575 yards): 1, Dirt Bird 6/1; Take Cover 4/1. Time 31.82. Distance: 1.5 length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more

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Top five observations from the weekend’s action: Europa League a title challenge sapper

first_imgMaurizio Sarri’s Chelsea could only manage a goalless draw at Wet Ham this past Sunday1- Wolves More Than Just Hype:The sight of record Premier League champions Manchester United on the back foot against newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers is a testament to two factors. a) Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils have lost the fear factor. b) Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves are one of the best-coached sides. Finishing in the top ten is not beyond their reach.2- Lucas Torreira/Petr Cech are Arsenal starters:Unai Emery’s Gunners escaped with all three points against Marco Silva’s Everton this past weekend thanks to the brilliant custodianship of Petr Cech and midfield bite of Lucas Torreira. Can’t recall a better performance from the former Chelsea number one. Torreira, meanwhile, proved Mateo Guendouzi should be a sub; not the reverse.3- Chelsea Short Of Striker And Flying Winger:As favourites Manchester City and Liverpool were each plundering a hatful against Southampton and Cardiff City respectively, Chelsea were forced to a barren stalemate by a compact West Ham. The West Londoners’ passing carousel couldn’t puncture the Hammers proverbial double deck bus because they lacked width and weren’t clinical. In future, Victor Moses could help solve this problem for Maurizio Sarri.4- Africans Hogging  Ligue One Limelight:Burkinabe winger-cum striker Bertrand Traore struck twice as Olympique Lyon thumped Olympique Marseille 4-2 to confirm their return to form. In Rennes, Cameroonian Eric Chuopo-Moting was one of the scorers as league leaders Paris Saint Germain brushed aside their hosts 3-1.5- Europa League Title Challenge Sapper:Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri ought to get his priorities right. His Blues were flat in drawing 0-0 at West Ham thanks to his refusal to rotate for the Europa League trip to PAOK Salonika. Arsenal were equally subdued against Everton and were lucky to escape with all three points.Comments Tags: Weekend football observationslast_img read more

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