‘Motivated’ Nabong has no axe to grind vs Bolts

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson On Sunday, Nabong had one of his most impressive games for GlobalPort in a 107-88 win over his former team Meralco.“There’s always motivation playing against your former teammates and your former coach,” he said after posting 17 points and 17 rebounds.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 folkBut the 29-year-old doesn’t want to put too much color in the tussle with winning as his only focus.“It was just like any other game. We always come into a game wanting to blow our opponents out. We always want to come in and make that a sure win. We don’t want to leave room for comebacks,” he said. “Meralco is a good team, don’t get me wrong. We just played better and it feels good to win against them.” Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESFor the first time in a long time, Kelly Nabong is beaming.And he has every reason to do so. After all, he’s playing the best basketball in his six-year professional career.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nabong was one of the reasons why the Batang Pier got the headstart over the Bolts. He connected on his first three shots as his side slowly built a 20-point lead, 36-16, in the second quarter that ballooned to as high as 29, 94-65, late in the game.Nabong cleared he doesn’t have an axe to grind against his former teammates, sharing that up to now, he shares a good relationship with a bunch of them despite being cut in the offseason.“I talk to all the players. I have no problems with the players. They’re all great guys over there, we still talk to this day,” he said. “It’s been water under the bridge the day after it happened. No hard feelings to nobody.”Nabong reiterated that he has moved on and would rather focus on his current run with the Batang Pier in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“Everything happens for a reason. I’m just blessed to get another chance to play basketball with my other former team, GlobalPort, and I’m just really blessed to still be here. We’re really glad we got this win, but one win doesn’t stop here. We’re trying to get to the top,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track TY Tang to make comeback with Go For Gold Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

Judge Reverses Guilty Decision

first_imgFive days after government lawyers challenged and threatened to complain to the Supreme Court about Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ over his guilty verdict against some dismissed managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), including its Managing Director, Moses Wogbeh, the judge yesterday reversed his decision.Judge Gbeneweleh on August 25 found guilty Moses Wogbeh and four others, including a Surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy of economic sabotage and ordered them to restitute the amount of US$6m, which they accumulated from illegal issuance of 61 Private Use Permits (PUPs) that authorized logging companies to operate on 1.2million hectares of farmland, and subsequently sentenced them to five years imprisonment, refusing to follow the ten years as provided under the law.Judge Gbeneweleh who served as judge and jury during the trial declared that “consistent with the relevant provision of the law, this court hereby corrects the portion relating to the restitution, fine and the imprisonment.”He further ordered defendants Moses Wogbeh, John Kantor, Jangar Kamara, David Blayee and Maxwell Gwee to restitute the amount of US$6m to the government as of August 25, 2015.He also fined the defendants US$10,000 each to be paid into government revenue within 72 hours as of the date of the final judgment on August 25, and sentenced them to a period of ten years as of the date of the final judgment.Judge Gbeneweleh instructed his Sheriff to prepare a commitment and place same in the hands of the Sheriff to have them detained for the period of ten years at the Monrovia Central Prison in Montserrado County or any suitable prison facility in the country.However, the convicts themselves were not present in court yesterday when Judge Gbeneweleh changed his decision in the ruling.Judge Gbeneweleh cited Section 23.5 page 385 of the Criminal Procedure Laws, which provides “for correction or modification of sentence,” and Section 15.87 of the Penal Code, which he said, related to fines and restitution.Wogbeh together with his principal deputies John Kantor, Maxwell Gwee, Jangar Kamara and David Blayee (a surveyor at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy) were accused of multiple crimes, including obtaining and issuing deceptive writings, obstruction of government functions by public servants and economic sabotage.Their action caused government to lose an amount of US$6 million in revenue intake. Instead the defendants claimed that it was their board chair, the former Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth, who authorized and approved the issuance of the 61 permits to logging companies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA special film screening of “The Greening of Cuba” will take place at ‘Simple Simon’s’ in the Diamond, Donegal Town this Thursday.The film documents the incredible story of how the little Caribbean island of Cuba undertook the task of becoming self-sufficient in food through converting vacant land to community gardens and urban farms.One of the organisers of the film screening, Jim McLaughlin said: “This incredibly inspiring film highlights the amazing achievements in Cuba regarding the development of community control over the production and distribution of healthy nutritious food. “The film illustrates the resilience of Cuba and the fact of how a small nation have achieved food sovereignty, ensuring food security and sustainable food systems for the benefit of all”.The Freedom Film Club is a platform to highlight issues throughout the world which predominatly remain hidden.Films already shown have included, documentaries about the situation in Tibet. There is no cover charge to see the film though participants are asked to consider leaving a donation to cover costs.Mr McLaughlin added: “‘The Greening of Cuba’ is an heroic story of how a small island came back from the brink of destruction to become a thriving and vibrant self-sustaining community. “It provides us all with with real life possibilities of how a people acting in unison for the benefit of all can achieve great things”.The film is part of a range of activities that have been occuring in and around the South Donegal Town over the past number of years, with the development of community garden initiatives, cultural and language activities, grass roots producers groups and unemployed social clubs.All activities are focused on developing a dynamic, vibrant, self-sustaining and proactive community.More info on 97 22687.INSPIRATIONAL CUBAN FILM TO BE SHOWN IN DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: January 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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_imgComórtas peile na Gaeltachta 2011 i gCloich Cheann Fhaola:Naomh Mhuire from Annagry were crowned Junior Champions and CLG Chlioch Cheann Fhaola Senior Champions after a superb weekend tournament.Also the Bridin Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh from Gaoth Dobhair won the Cailin Caelach. PICTURES OF THE WINNERS: COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA 2011 was last modified: June 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:PICTURES OF THE WINNERS: COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA 2011last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny man Chris Frize is doing his part for charity this Thursday the 13th November by hosting a charity quiz in Arena 7 at 9:30pm. The quiz is in aid of Marc Anderon’s Budapest Fund and Make A Wish Ireland.So why not bring along your team of four to this night of fun and craic with a raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes kindly donated by local business’s, finger food also being served so hope to see you all there to help fundraise some much need funds for these two fantastic charities.Marc’s Budapest Treatment Fund was set up to raise funds for 17 year old Marc Anderson who has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, to travel to the world famous “Peto Institute” in Budapest, Hungary where he receives a specialist treatment called conductive education. Marc would not be able to avail of this amazing treatment and help that he needs to help meet his needs without the kind help and generosity of the general public who kindly donate and help organise fundraising events such as this quiz. Marc, his parents and 3 siblings are very grateful for everything done for Marc and would like to thank everyone for making such a huge difference in his life. They would also love to see as many people as possible to turn out on Thursday night to help out raise some much needed funds. Make a Wish Ireland has helped to grant over 1600 wishes since 1992. It helps to grant wishes for children who are battling life threating illnesses and to help them to experience happiness and fun for a little wile and to help them forget about being sick. There are currently 180 children waiting on the wish list this year and Make a Wish hopes to grant around 150 of these wishes but this all depends on the kindness and generosity of the public as they do not get any help from the government. So please, please help spread the word about our quiz and help us to get a good turn out so we can do our part in granting a child’s wish and you too can help make dreams come true.We also want to take the time to thank Arena 7 for all their help in making this night possible and to all the local businesses who have kindly donated prizes for the raffle and helped advertise the event.Charity QUIZ Night!Marc Anderson’s Budapest FundIn Aid of the Marc Anderson Budapest Fund and Make A Wish Ireland Venue: ARENA 7Time: 9:30pmDate: Thursday 13th NovemberTeams of 4 (€20 per team)Raffle on the night with loads of great prizes kindly donated by local businesses. A great night of Fun not to be missed!!!!!CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT AT ARENA 7 THIS THURSDAY was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Arena 7charityMAKE A WISHquizlast_img read more

Cookies and coffee with a veteran at AgCredit

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AgCredit is inviting all military veterans and active service men to stop in to any of their offices on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, 2016, between 8:00am and 4:00pm, to enjoy free coffee and cookies as a ‘thank you’ for their service. Visit AgCredit.net to find an office location near you!last_img

Nokia helps make Chengdu region into a smart powerhouse

first_imgRelated Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Trevor Curwin How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Forget smart cities, smart regions are where it’s at.Nokia is putting its significant smart city-building experience to work helping to create a smart region from the ground up. TianFu New Area is a collection of cities, towns, villages, and districts planned to cover 609 square miles of territory in western China.Launched in December of 2011, Chengdu Tianfu New Area is a major undertaking with the goal in mind of creating a modern urban area with residential, commercial, and industrial centers that serve as a hub for International business and economic development.See also: 6 ideas to consider in smart city developmentNokia’s role in this project is a big one. In an agreement signed with the Tianfu New Area Chengdu Administrative Committee, Nokia agrees to aid in the development of the region’s Internet of Things (IoT) network which will connect numerous critical infrastructure systems together.“The TianFu New Area development project presents an exciting opportunity to build a smart city – or actually a smart region – from the ground up,” Said Mike Wang, the president of Greater China for Nokia. “The communications network will serve as the brain and nervous system of the smart city, and we welcome the opportunity to apply Nokia’s technology and know-how to the challenge of building the digital infrastructure that will support this groundbreaking effort.”The region’s new “brain and nervous system”Wang’s description of the project as a brain and nervous system of the city is a particularly good analogy. This network would enable better monitoring and communication between the transportation, safety, and other critical municipal systems to take place.A smart city includes an array of sensors and monitoring equipment would enable the city’s infrastructure to be closely monitored and managed from a central hub rather than numerous smaller systems spread out across the area. Smart city technologies promote efficiency,This network will make Tianfu New Area one of a handful of modern smart cities, and arguably one of the single largest IoT hubs in the world.This isn’t Nokia’s first sign of interest in the region. In late 2015, it announced plans to expand on its a global research and development center there. The center focuses on research and development of Nokia’s network services and products.center_img Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Tags:#Chengdu#Internet of Things#IoT#Nokia#Smart Cities#smart city#TianFu New Area How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …last_img read more

Brothers for life: Blakely swaps jerseys with Grand Slam teammates

first_imgBecoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 31-year-old forward may be with a different PBA team in Blackwater but his bond with his former Purefoods teammates remains as strong as ever.“That Grand Slam, we built a lot of chemistry and a lot of camaraderie between both of us. Me and Ping, me and James. We all have different relationships but we’re all brothers when it all comes down,” said Blakely, who helped Purefoods complete a Grand Slam in the 2014 Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“That’s just how we are, whether we’re on different teams or not. It’s still something that we respect. We can’t play this game forever. Having those types of memories, swapping jerseys, things like that. When you do retire knowing what that means to you, I think it’s a huge, huge part of why we do it.”As a testament to it, Blakely has swapped jerseys with two of his former teammates in Marc Pingris, James Yap and PJ Simon. View comments This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Brothers for life. James Yap and Marqus Blakely swap jerseys ahead of the Rain or Shine-Blackwater game. Photo from James Yap InstragamMANILA, Philippines—Marqus Blakely has played for a handful of teams throughout his professional basketball career that has taken him to countries like Germany, South Korea and Japan.But among the squads Blakely had been a part of, it’s Purefoods that holds a special place in him.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Blakely exchanged jerseys with Pingris following Blackwater’s 95-89 win over Magnolia exactly a week ago before doing the same thing with Yap after the Elite’s loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Wednesday night.Blakely isn’t done with his jersey tour as he plans to add another ex-teammate in Joe Devance, who is now with Barangay Ginebra, on the list.He said exchanging jerseys is also his way of paying homage to the memories and journey shared together on and off the court.“If they’re willing to give it to me, I’ll give them one of mine. I know Blackwater might be a little mad with how many jerseys I’m giving away but it’s a memory thing, it’s a cherishable type of thing,” Blakely said. “Like I said, when you do retire, when it is on the wall in your living room or your house, you know what that meant or what it means to you.”“It’s always an honor seeing these guys. Like I said, even though once we get out there it’s a war, off the floor we’re still brothers.”ADVERTISEMENT Standhardinger nails dagger vs former team as NorthPort stuns San Miguellast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: India a better side even without Virat Kohli, says Sourav Ganguly

first_imgFormer India skipper Sourav Ganguly said India remain a better side even in the absence of Virat Kohli ahead of the much-awaited clash against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018 in Abu Dhabi.India play their first match of the tournament against Hong Kong on Tuesday before taking on arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday.Kohli has been rested for the Asia Cup after a hectic tour of England where he also aggravated his back problem during the Test series.In his absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the team. India have also recalled Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav and the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar will boost the bowling department.Read: Rohit Sharma happy to have Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu in back in teamIndia and Pakistan will reignite their rivalry in the Asia Cup on Wednesday with India having a 6-5 win-loss record from 12 encounters in the continental event.”It will be a 50-50 contest in Dubai,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a promotional event in Kolkata.Also Read – Playing against Pakistan is like adrenaline rush, says AshwinIndia are the most successful side in the Asia Cup, having won the title a total of six times, while Pakistan bagged the crown twice.”Virat Kohli’s absence won’t be a factor, they are a better side,” Ganguly said, adding Pakistan too have improved on their performance.Asia Cup 2018: India vs Hong Kong previewThe last time the two sides met was the Champions Trophy summit clash in England last year, with Pakistan winning the match by 180 runs.advertisementA victory against Hong Kong will send India into the Super Fours along with Pakistan from Group A. Pakistan made their intentions clear with an eight wicket win over Hong Kong on Sunday.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more