Ceres-Negros blanks Global

first_imgLomachenko in Pacman’s agenda With Manny Ott’s corner landing on his spot in the middle of the box, Schrock expertly executed a scissors kick to guide the ball home to the bottom corner past Patrick Deyto for the goal of the season so far.Mike Ott’s close range finish actually set the tone for Ceres’ dominance, as the Busmen improved to nine points after winning their first three matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Former national team star Stephan Schrock scored a spectacular goal and assisted on another as reigning champion Ceres-Negros blanked Global Cebu, 2-0, on Wednesday night in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Continuing his fine form, Schrock set up Mike Ott with a teasing cross from the right for the opener in the 13th minute, before doubling the lead at the stroke of halftime in style.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READlast_img read more

Bayern boss welcomes FIFA plans to revamp Club W Cup

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has backed plans by FIFA president Gianni Infantino to revamp the Club World Cup from 2021 © AFP/File / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Mar 17 – Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has welcomed plans to revamp the Club World Cup, two days after the idea was rejected by UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA), to which Bayern belongs.“The current Club World Cup in December is a nonsense,” Rummenigge who is both Bayern chairman and honorary chair of the ECA, told Sunday’s edition of Frankfurt-based newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “I understand why FIFA should want to reform this competition.”Last Friday, however the ECA threatened to boycott plans to expand the annual Club World Cup to 24 teams in 2021, a project led by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and Rummenigge criticised the Swiss boss over his handling.“I think that Gianni Infantino was wrong not to agree beforehand with the ECA and with (it’s president) Andrea Agnelli,” answered Rummenigge, when questioned about the attitude of Europe’s top clubs.“This led to this public defensive position, I regret it and I do not appreciate that between FIFA, UEFA and ECA there is not a basis for positive discussion.”The ECA, founded in 2008 with 16 teams, represents Europe’s top sides and currently has 109 members, including Rummenigge’s Bavarians.Rummenigge believes the ECA must have a say in the distribution of revenues for this new event.“I have heard that a portion of the revenues will go to the national associations, but I think (the deal) is not done yet and the solidarity contributions have to go to the leagues and their clubs – that’s obvious.“At the end of the day, it’s a competition played by clubs.”However, the Bayern boss is unhappy that the plans include replacing the Confederations Cup, held every four years at the end of the season before a World Cup, in the already over-crowded football calendar.“Every time, we are asked to make our players available, without us getting any benefit as a club,” Rummenigge complained.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Championship round-up: Ten-man Brighton miss chance to extend lead at the top

first_img Jamie Murphy Ten-man Brighton missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Championship after Bolton came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at the Macron Stadium.Dale Stephens and Jamie Murphy had given the Seagulls an early advantage but Neil Danns reduced the deficit before Murphy was dismissed late on.And Bolton made their numerical advantage count in stoppage time when Gary Madine headed home.Hull City missed the opportunity to go third as Jordan Rhodes’ injury-time strike cancelled out Abel Hernandez’s 73rd-minute goal to seal a 1-1 draw for Blackburn. Reading climbed into the play-off places, overtaking Burnley in the process, after they beat the Clarets 2-1 at Turf Moor.Nick Blackman put the visitors ahead after nine minutes before on-loan Chelsea man Lucas Piazon doubled their lead four minutes later. Tendayi Darikwa gave Sean Dyche’s side hope but the Royals held out.Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich had to rely on a late Ryan Mason goal to secure a point at home to early strugglers Bristol City.Luke Chambers put the hosts in front before the Robins responded through quick-fire strikes from Luke Freeman and Jonathan Kodjia. But Mason earned the home side a 2-2 draw with his 86th minute intervention.Elsewhere, in the early kick-off, late goals from Darren Bent and Tom Ince helped Derby to a 3-1 over MK Dons, condemning Karl Robinson’s side to a fifth straight league defeat.Cardiff City came from behind to beat Charlton to climb into the play-off places. Karlane Ahearne Grant gave the Addicks an early advantage in the second half but Cardiff fought back to claim a 2-1 win thanks to strikes from Joe Mason and Sean Morrison.Rotherham climbed out of the bottom three with an eye-catching 2-0 win away to Birmingham. Goals either side of half-time from Matt Derbyshire secured the win for the visitors.A last-gasp winner from Lucas Joao helped Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-1 win over Brentford in a game which saw both sides reduced to ten men.Atdhe Nuhiu put Wednesday ahead on 37 minutes before Alan Judge equalised with 13 minutes remaining. But Joao found the bottom corner from 25 yards to secured a dramatic win for the Yorkshire club.Wolves held Preston to a 1-1 draw after Kevin McDonald’s last-minute goal cancelled out Daniel Johnson’s early opener. Championship results:MK Dons 1-3 DerbyBirmingham 0-2 RotherhamBolton 2-2 BrightonBrentford 1-2 Sheff WedBurnley 1-2 ReadingCardiff 2-1 CharltonHull 1-1 BlackburnIpswich 2-2 Bristol CityPreston 1-1 Wolves 1last_img read more


first_imgBUNCRANA woman Leanne Doohan never thought she would ‘invite’ so much success when she set up her own business.From modest beginnings in 2005, the young woman behind ‘Creative Invites’ has set up a thriving business from her own home.And now she has just been awarded the ‘Stationer of the Year’ – for the second year in a row! Leanne picked up her award at ‘The W’Oscars’ – an awards ceremony organised by wedding forum Real Weddings which was the talk of the multi-million euro Irish wedding industry.The awards were open to every wedding supplier in Ireland and nominations were made by satisfied newly-weds across the country.“The beauty about the competition was that suppliers did not nominate themselves, nor did they pay to enter.“Our past customers went to the effort of recommending Creative Invites and we are so grateful to them for doing that”, says Leanne. Leanne said that after six years in the business she understands how couples want to have the perfect day – and that starts when the invitations go out.The list of nominees went live on the Real Weddings website in January and Creative Invites was shortlisted in two categories – ‘Best Wedding Stationer’ and ‘Best Supplier Website’. “It was a coincidence that these nominations came in the same month that we launched a new range of letterpress wedding stationery on our website”, says Leanne.The winners were announced at the end of February and Creative Invites proudly scooped the title of ‘Best Wedding Stationer’ and was runner up in the supplier website category.“Congratulations to the other deserving winners. This is great recognition of top quality products and services”, says Leanne. Creative Invites supplies handmade and letterpress wedding stationery and can be found online at www.creativeinvites.ie, www.facebook.com/WeddingStationeryIreland and www.twitter.com/CreativeInvitesEndsBUNCRANA WOMAN LEANNE INVITES US TO JOIN HER SUCCESS! was last modified: March 11th, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgSlieve League, Sliabh Liag,Delegates from France, Spain, Italy, Croatia and a number of other EU countries are set to attend the EU Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations (FEDETON) General Assembly Meeting in Donegal Town next week.The General Assembly meeting will take place on 7th July 2016 and FEDETON President, Mr. Bernard Faucon will be in attendance.The meeting will be hosted by Donegal County Council and Donegal Tourism Ltd, with a Marine Tourism Seminar the following day. Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey and Chief Executive Seamus Neely will welcome the delegates to Donegal.“This is an opportunity to showcase County Donegal to FEDETON and promote the county as a marine tourism destination of excellence. This event also provides a platform to discuss potential future EU marine tourism projects and collaborations with important and influential networks such as FEDETON” says Seamus Neely.Delegates will enjoy a tour of Donegal’s marine tourism assets including St. John’s Point, Killybegs, Sliabh Liag, Glencolmcille and other hidden gems of our county.On Friday 8th July Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism Ltd will be hosting a marine tourism themed seminar with keynote speakers from the sector and attended by businesses from across Donegal who engage in marine tourism activities. This seminar is funded by Donegal County Council, MalinWaters and with support provided by the Marine Institute and funded under the Marine Research Sub-programme by the Irish Government. Topics presented on the day will include EU and other funding opportunities for tourism providers, a case study of a local marine tourism business, a guest speaker from Scotland who will present on the Scottish marine tourism strategy ‘Awakening the Giant’, a presentation on e-tourism strategies and the future of online marketing, the Clean Coast Strategy from An Taisce and much more. A Q&A session will take place at the end of the day offering attendees the opportunity to discuss marine tourism topics with the expert panel of speakers.Joy Harron, Donegal Tourism Ltd is urging anyone interested in marine tourism in Donegal to come along to this seminar.“This seminar will be of particular interest to those who are operating in the marine tourism sector in Donegal or who have an interest in protecting our coastal ecosystems and marine species and how we can continue to develop this sector in a sustainable way”.The Atlantic Coastal Opportunities for Marine Tourism seminar will take place on 8 July 2016 in the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. To book your place visit www.donegalcoco.ie .DONEGAL TO HOST MAJOR TOURISM CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK was last modified: June 29th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe new offices FARMFLO will move into in the coming months.Innovative Software Company Farmflo are set to expand their company over the coming months in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and hope to create fifteen new jobs in the process. Farmflo is a farmer friendly system designed to improve the speed and accuracy of keeping farm records for inspections, traceability and compliance. Farmflo were recently approved by the Department of Agriculture was founded in 2012 by brothers Gareth and Jason Devenney.Jason a software developer and Gareth taking over the family farm combined their knowledge to start the Farmflo journey.One saying this needs to be easier, the other putting the technology in place to create a paper free farming dream, thus the Farmflo team was born.Since then the software company has grown from strength to strength. Since the start of 2015, the company has released their Herd management module, been approved by the Department of Agriculture, seamlessly updated their software, hosted farmer information sessions and are now set to move into a new office space.Farmflo was officially launched in June 2014 and since then the Farmflo team has grown to 20 staff.This growth has been in a number of areas such as product development, finance, developers, marketing and sales. Jason Devenney, Co-Founder of Farmflo told Donegal Daily, “We are moving into a state of the art facility that can accommodate our growing team, but also leave us with space to add new talent over the next few months.“Farmflo have exciting times ahead and some ambitious plans for the next twelve months, so it is important that we grow our team to support our unique product.”“The new office which will be our headquarters, is based in Donegal and that’s important to us.“It would be easy to move operations to Dublin or London but being local boys, with a family farm we wanted to stay close to maintain our strong ties with farmers. “We have found that the staff we already have on board have the right skill level, knowledge and experience for where Farmflo is now.“However, we plan on expanding the team by at least 5-15 new employee’s this year to facilitate our growth plans for Farmflo” said Gareth Devenney, Co-founder of Farmflo.The new offices will be based in the new extension of the Co-Lab at LYIT which is set to be opened in the coming months.JOBS BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE COMPANY SET TO EXPAND was last modified: March 13th, 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:BusinessCreationFarmfloFifteenjobsnewslast_img read more

Dingaan Thobela: The Rose of Soweto

first_imgDingaan Thobela established himself as a charismatic, gifted fighter and a favourite of the South African public.Former boxing champion Dingaan Thobela is known as “The Rose of Soweto”.(Image: Cara Viereckl, via IOL)Brand South Africa reporterDingaan Thobela has proved himself as one of South Africa’s most talented boxers, although perhaps not the most hardworking fighter. The charismatic Thobela started his professional career in 1986 as a junior welterweight, but has since moved up to the light heavyweight ranks – representing a rise of almost 16 kilograms.He has even spoken of possibly campaigning as a heavyweight whether he was serious or not remains to be seen.After an amateur career that saw him win 80 times and lose just three bouts, Thobela’s first professional fight pitted him against Quinton Ryan, a bout he won in four rounds. The slick-punching Thobela was held to a draw in his fourth fight, but proceeded to win 25 fights in a row over the next five years, registering 19 wins by knockout along the way.Dingaan Thobela starts his professional career in 1986 as a junior welterweight, but later moved up to the light heavyweight ranks – representing a rise of almost 16 kilograms. (Image: African Ring)Fighting outside South AfricaAs he scored more and more wins, Thobela became increasingly marketable and began to fight outside of South Africa. In 1990, three of his five fights were in the United States and all three ended in victories, two by knockout over Pascual Aranda and Mauricio Aceves who he both disposed of in the fifth round.In 1991, Thobela’s three contests were all won on points, and in 1992 he fought only twice, defeating Tony Foster over eight rounds and stopping Peter Till in nine rounds.At the beginning of February 1993, “The Rose of Soweto” took on Tony Lopez for the WBA lightweight title. Lopez had previously fought twice against South African boxing legend Brian Mitchell. Mitchell, who retired as WBA champion after 13 successful title defences, had fought Lopez in Sacramento on both occasions. The first bout ended in a controversial draw and Mitchell left the matter in no doubt the second time around.Controversial lossThobela discovered how difficult it was to win in Lopez’ backyard when he lost on a controversial points decision. Four months later he faced Lopez at Sun City, and this time he captured the title.Thobela made his first defence in October, but came up against a superior fighter in the unbeaten Orzubek Nazarov, who claimed a convincing 12-round decision. Thobela challenged for the title again in March 1994, but Nazarov had his number and won over 12 rounds in a repeat of his previous victory. Later in the year Thobela faced journeyman Karl Taylor in England and was surprisingly knocked out in the eighth round of their contest.In 1995 Thobela got back on track with five victories, all of them by knockout, and added a further two KO victories by June 1996. However, matters went haywire again for “The Rose” when he faced Geoff McCreesh in November. McCreesh, who came into the fight with a record of 15 wins and three losses, mostly against little-known British opponents, stunned Thobela in the second round, sending the South African to the canvas for a huge upset victory.Beaten by a journeymanIn his next fight, in March 1997, Thobela was beaten by American journeyman Willy Wise, who came into the fight with 21 wins – only six by knockout – three losses and four draws. The South African was favoured to win, but Wise secured a points victory.Questions were being asked about Thobela’s commitment, but he secured a big win later in the year, defeating fellow South African Gary Murray on a fourth-round TKO. In 1998 he fought only once, drawing against Carlos Baldomir over 12 rounds. Thobela looked rusty and out of shape and doubts grew about his boxing career.However, he returned for two fights in 1999. He won in seven rounds against Walter Danett, but was beaten on points by Cornelius Carr for the WBF middleweight title.World title winIn early 2000 he won a points decision over Soon Botes to earn a crack at Glen Catley’s WBC super middleweight title. The Briton was heavily favoured to retain his crown, but Thobela, way behind on all three judges’ scorecards, staged a strong finish, dramatically knocking Catley out with only seconds remaining in the bout. He was once again a world champion.As had happened previously, Thobela was unable to defend his world title, losing to Canada’s Dave Hilton on a controversial points decision in Montreal. Shortly afterwards, Hilton was jailed for rape and Thobela was given another crack at the title against Eric Lucas in November 2001. He struggled to make the weight, however, and Lucas dominated the fight before winning on a TKO in the eighth round.Thobela was a natural: a gifted boxer who, at the the height of his career, established himself as a charismatic, gifted fighter and a favourite of the South African public.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

SA, Vietnam sign rhino action plan

first_img7 May 2013 South Africa and Vietnam have signed an action plan to set in motion the biodiversity conservation and protection agreement signed by the two countries in December, aimed at curbing wildlife crimes, in particular rhino poaching. “The implementation plan, effective until 2017, gives further impetus to the fight against wildlife crimes, particularly rhino poaching,” the Department of Environmental Affairs said in a statement. South Africa’s Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi and Vietnam’s Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Ha Cong Tuan signed the follow-up implementation plan in Hanoi on Monday. “The signing of the action plan is the culmination of intensive negotiations and discussions between the two governments,” the department said following the signing. The memorandum of understanding on biodiversity conservation and protection was introduced to promote cooperation between the two countries in law enforcement and compliance with legislation such as the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).‘Joint efforts to conserve biodiversity’ “Put into action is the development of joint legislative efforts to conserve biodiversity, build capacity and promote participation of international organisations and non-governmental organisations in the process,” the department said. Priority cooperation areas also include the use, transfer and development of technology, natural resource and protected areas management, wildlife trade and community development. “The two countries will, in the next six months, share information on each country’s legislation in regards to the management of sport hunting for trophies of rhino and other wildlife with the aim of improving the management of imports of hunted specimens to Vietnam,” the department said. “Awareness and education campaigns on biodiversity management, compliance with international regulations and legislation, forestry, skills development, sustainable utilisation and the improvement of livelihoods while conserving the environment and related matters, will also be conducted to ensure wildlife-related crimes are reduced.” Further development of wildlife monitoring systems, including the introduction of a gene bank and training courses in wildlife forensic analysis and DNA sample techniques, also form part of the implementation plan to combat levels of wildlife crime. “The two countries will share experiences on a regular basis, resulting in recommendations to enhance biodiversity, management, conservation and protection,” the department said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Taal Volcano – GC1GJ6N -GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – August 6, 2012

first_imgEnjoying the view from the top of the volcanoGeocachers will need to travel by boat and on horseback to get to the Geocache of the Week.Taal Volcano (GC1GJ6N) is part of a chain of volcanoes located on the western side of the island of Luzon in the Philippines.The difficulty 5, terrain 5  EarthCache was placed by Team1337 in late September of 2008. Since then, it has attracted a number of geocachers to journey out to the volcanic island to claim a smiley.Taal Volcano presents one of the most charming and picturesque views and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, with its last eruption occurring in 1977.Getting to Taal Volcano on horsebackGeocachers who make the trip to this volcano often dive into Crater Lake – a lake inside the volcano’s crater that holds sulfuric content – to celebrate their trip.A geocacher who embarked on this journey writes, “Unbelievable, amazing, what a trip and very beautiful view!  It was a real adventure to reach the rim of the crater. I used a boat and I walked to the rim of the crater. The questions were a real challenge, but I did it! Thanks a lot for this EarthCache.”The 112 images on the cache page have done a fantastic job revealing the volcano’s beauty and capturing geocachers’ experiences.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.comIf you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.Taking a dip in Crater LakeShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedExploring Belize and Guatemala One Geocache at a TimeOctober 21, 2014With 2 commentsMt. Mazama (GC123H6) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 6, 2013February 6, 2013In “Community”GeoTour Azores (GT6F)November 13, 2018In “GeoTours”last_img read more

Maharashtra gets tough on plastics

first_imgCome Gudi Padwa, the Marathi New Year on March 18, Maharashtra will get tough on plastic ban violators. Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Friday announced a ban on specified plastics in the State.“Plastic bags, thermocol, disposable cups and plates, cutlery, non-woven polypropylene bags, plastic pouches and packaging would be banned,” said Mr. Kadam. Violators would be fined ₹25,000 and could also face a three-year jail term. The ban covers the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transport of plastic, Mr. Kadam told the State Assembly.Plastic milk pouches must be above 50 microns, and be recyclable. Pouches should state the cost of recycling and customers can claim a refund of 50 paise per pouch. PET bottles would be recycled at not more than ₹1 per bottle under a new plan.last_img read more