UAAP football: Santo Tomas, UP clobber foes

first_imgCarpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES University of Santo Tomas routed 10-man Adamson University, 3-0, while University of the Philippines drubbed University of the East by the same score to share the lead Thursday in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Dexter Benecio netted a first-half brace while Steven Anotado assisted Marvin Bricenio’s fourth goal of the season in the 68th minute as the Growling Tigers maintained their clean sheet.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. King Miyagi scored twice while JB Borlongan tallied his second goal for the season for the Fighting Maroons.UST and UP are level with six points on top of the table.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 folkTigers coach Marjo Allado was delighted to see Anotado, who subbed in the 67th minute, return to the pitch after a two-year absence due to knee injury.“Happy to see him (Anotado) again in the UAAP. Even if he didn’t score, at least, he had chances,” said Allado. UP mentor Anto Gonzales lauded his troops for following up their 1-0 win over defending champion Ateneo last Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UST, Adamson set stage for softball duel MOST READlast_img read more

Mt.Coffee Hydro Dam Rehabilitation Work Halted

first_imgRehabilitation work at the Mount Coffee Hydro Dam,  located in Harrisburg, Upper Montserrado County, has come to an immediate halt, and all expatriate staffs have reportedly packed bags and baggage and left the country.The LEC expatriate staff have left the country owing to fear of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has taken  the lives of over 500 Liberians, including health workers.Rehabilitation work at the Mt. Coffee Hydro-electric Power Plant commenced in May 2013 with the establishment of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), while actual construction started On January 2014.According to the project blue print, the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) aims to fully complete the project by the end of 2016 and the target date for first commercial power from the plant remains December 2015.  But with the seeming abandonment of work at the dam by international firms contracted to carry out various portions of the project,  for fear of contracting the EVD, there are apprehensions that all  efforts aimed at rehabilitating that vital national power  grid seem  farfetched.In December 2006, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf disclosed that her government was considering other alternatives of power supply. She indicated then that refurbishing the Mt. Coffee Hydro Power Plant would cause government more than US$200 million.Following the provision of light in and around Monrovia under the theme ‘Small Light Today, Big Light Tomorrow’, Liberia still remains a country without the needed electricity necessary for the powering of mini and full scale factories, homes and offices.Currently, the running of Liberia’s only electric power generation company (LEC)  now rests with a Canadian company called Monitaba Hydro International (MHI) and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).Owing to the agreement underpinning the Memorandum of Understanding concluded  between the MHI and the LEC, the LEC is currently headed by a Canadian named Gregory J. Sylvester of the MHI, as Chief Executive Officer.But Greg, as he is commonly called, has also departed Liberia since about a month ago and left the running of the company in the hands of his Liberian counterparts.The Project Implementation Unit (PIU), which is the prime  driver of the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee Dam, is also headed by one Randal Enns, another foreign national, who has reportedly left Liberia for fear of contracting the Ebola Disease.When contacted, Hassan Kiawu, communication consultant at the LEC, confirmed that almost all of the expatriate staffs working at the Hydro Dam have departed Liberia and gone to seek safe havens outside Liberia.Asked when the contractors, mainly foreigners, will return, Kiawu said he could not speak to that as the PIU was a project outside the ambit of his job description. He referred our reporter to Benedict Sarnor, Acting Chairman of the LEC Board of Directors and Patrick Sendolo, Minister of Lands Mines and Energy.However, according to the PIU website, the Mt. Coffee rehabilitation project is co-financed by the Government of Norway, Government of Germany (KWF), European International Bank and the Liberian Government,  respectively.Interestingly, local contractors who have been hired to do bits and pieces in the Mt. Coffee Hydro Dam location have also  complained that they have not been paid by the PIU.  However, the LEC, through the PIU, has so far signed contracts with a number of international firms to help rehabilitate and reconstruct the Hydro Dam.According to the PIU website,  to date four of the seven main project contracts have been awarded.On April 30, 2013, LEC signed Consulting Services Agreement with Norplan/Fichtner for Mt. Coffee Owner’s Engineer Services.  The Owner’s Engineer is responsible for project design planning and procurement. On October 25, 2013, LEC signed a contract with Voith Hydro for Mt. Coffee Generating Equipment and on January 9, 2014 LEC signed another contract with Dawnus International Ltd. for Mount Coffee Enabling works.The latest contract signed with Andritz Hydro GMbH for Hydraulic Steelwork and Auxiliary Systems now puts the total sum of money so far bankrolled for the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee Dam in the Millions.The LEC communication boss could not give the exact amount so far utilized on the project. But it is believed that all of these projects, plus three more to be awarded, will effectively lead to full rehabilitation the dam.Recently, the World Health Organization spokesperson, Glenn Thomas, told the BBC in an interview that funds  intended to be used to carry out development in the Ebola affected countries will be redirected to help fight the Ebola Virus in those countries.Just few weeks following the outbreak of the Ebola scourge in the Minor River Basin, the World Bank donated US$5  billion for the African electric power project.  According to the World Bank, the money will be given to six African countries to be utilized in electric power project generation. The bank’s donation is mainly for countries incorporated under Barak Obama Power Africa Initiative.  The benefitting countries include Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia.Dr. Jim Young Kim, World Bank President, announced the bank’s intervention at the African leaders’ summit held in America and said the donation will help address Africa’s  electric power challenges.Development experts here believed that the money is coming at a time when the Mt. Coffee Hydro Dam is being placed on ice. It is also not clear whether Liberia’s share of that amount will be redirected towards the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.The Liberia rural electrification project, initiated in collaboration with the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), has also been seriously affected as most communities in the rural parts are being quarantined.Moreover, Ghanaian and Ivoirian electrical engineers working on the rural electrification project in the North Eastern part of Liberia have also reportedly left the country so as to avoid contracting the Ebola disease.Construction of the Mt. Coffee hydropower plant was first undertaken in 1964. The first phase, with an installed capacity of 34 MW from two turbines, was commissioned and put in production in 1967. The project was undertaken by the government of Liberia (GOL), with financing from the United States government.The installation of two additional turbines in 1973 increased the installed capacity to 64 MW.  This second phase was financed by the World Bank.From 1973 until late 1989, Liberia’s electricity service was largely limited to the capital of Monrovia and environs; with around 35,000 customers—almost 13 percent of the population—served by 1989. LEC also handled the electricity supply of rural areas outside Monrovia through 10 small isolated power systems with a total installed capacity of 13 MW.During the period of civil unrest in Liberia, power generation at Mount Coffee had to be stopped and operation of the spillway gates was prevented by the hostilities.  Rebel forces under the command of Charles Taylor seized the Mt. Coffee plant in July 1990, halting production and causing the dam to breach.   Efforts have been underway since 2006 to restore the Monrovia grid and expand mini-grid and stand-alone power systems in the interior. Following the restoration of peace, rehabilitation of Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant has been proposed as an important part of the reconstruction efforts led by H.E. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Now with the intrusion of the Ebola Virus and the resulting immediate halting of the Mt. Coffee Hydro Dam reconstruction and rehabilitation, it could be long coming before light reaches many homes, offices and factories across Liberia.When completed, the dam,  which had a capacity 64 mw is expected to have 80 mw. With all of these developments, analysts here think the PIU target date for supplying the first commercial current in December 2015 may not be on schedule.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain score wonder-goal for Napoli

first_img Gonzalo Higuain 1 Check out this incredible goal by Gonzalo Higuain for Napoli against Frosinone in Serie A!The Argentina striker, who has been a long-term target for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal set off on a mazy run which took him past four players en route to scoring.Higuain has been at Napoli since leaving Real Madrid in 2013 in a deal with around £30m and has scored 53 goals in 87 appearances.Watch Higuain’s amazing goal below!last_img

Tons of dirt bury a couple’s `dream house’

first_imgSLIDE: La Jolla hillside landed on their home; they say they weren’t warned. By Allison Hoffman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO – Erinn and Alton McCormick had no idea when they bought their house in June that it sat directly beneath a weak hillside. On Thursday, it sat buried up to the roofline by a wall of earth and cracked asphalt studded with pieces of curb, eucalyptus and palm tree that used to be across the street. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityResidents returning to the shaken neighborhood – whether just to grab some things and take photos to show insurance adjusters or, if they were lucky, to stay for good – struggled to figure out who to blame for the landslide that took a chunk out of their La Jolla hillside a day earlier. The collapse came just hours after engineers hired to inspect an earth slippage that was first spotted in July warned residents not to sleep in their homes because of the potential for instability in an area that has suffered landslides in the past. It sent four homes sinking down the slope and shoved tons of dirt up to the roofline of the McCormicks’ house on the street below. In all, nine homes had severe structural damage that put them off limits and 18 others remained yellow-tagged for further inspection before they can be reoccupied. “They told us the worst-case scenario was 6 feet of dirt in our front yard,” said Erinn McCormick, 37, who said she first heard that engineers were concerned about a slip a month after she moved into her “dream house.” “Then I talked to an engineer yesterday morning before I took my kids to school, and he said, `I wouldn’t stay here if I were you.”‘ McCormick, who could see her buried house from a police checkpoint but hadn’t been able to return and inspect it, said she had spent days calling city officials about a water leak in her street. She didn’t get a response until Monday, two days before the collapse, when workers finally turned off a hydrant. A total off 111 homes were evacuated after the slide. Residents of 84 undamaged houses were allowed to return Thursday. “They told me I wouldn’t ever be able to get back in, but it’s absolutely perfect,” said Jeanne Plante, 43, who said she was just planning to remodel her $1.7 million mountainside house. “I probably lost half a million in equity overnight, though.” Many insurers provide homeowners’ policies that protect against earthquakes and floods but they have shied away from covering landslides, which only affect a relatively small number of people. The only possible exception is if homeowners prove the landslide was caused by something that is covered, like utility-line ruptures, said Jennifer Kearns, a spokesman for the California Department of Insurance. “If the history of inspections of pipelines on Mount Soledad indicates that leakage isn’t an isolated event, if it keeps happening and they just deal with it, you have to ask what kind of work have they been doing over the past 10 years,” said Ahmed Elgamal, a professor of structural engineering at the University of California, San Diego. “If it’s been active, that’s a sign that in certain areas it’s an expected event that the pipes would move.” The city spotted cracks on Soledad Mountain Road in July and water and gas main breaks in August. A water line in the neighborhood was replaced with an above-ground pipeline in September to avert damage, and engineers were in the area installing measuring devices just as the land began to shift. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

West Ham blow! ‘Croatian Messi’ set to remain in La Liga, agent confirms

first_img Alen Halilovic in action for Croatia 1 Barcelona starlet Alen Halilovic looks likely to remain in La Liga – news which will disappoint West Ham. The teenager – dubbed the ‘Croatian Messi’ – joined the Catalans from Dinamo Zagreb in 2014, but he has struggled to make an immediate impression under Luis Enrique and was shipped out on loan to Sporting Gijon at the start of this season. Barca are expected to loan out Halilovic again next summer, with a number of Premier League clubs – most notably West Ham – eager to take him under their wings. However, Halilovic’s agent, Zoran Stojadinovic, has suggested Barcelona want the midfielder to gain further experience in Spain. “For him, La Liga is better than the Premier League,” Stojadinovic told Marca. “If Barcelona choose to loan him again, we prefer Halilovic to stay in Spain.”last_img read more

GAIRMSCOIL CHÚ ULADH 5K THIS FRIDAY

first_imgGAIRMSCOIL CHÚ ULADH is holding its 5k this Friday.There’s also a mile event for the less well trained!Registration is from 11am….a nice way to start the Easter holidays.  GAIRMSCOIL CHÚ ULADH 5K THIS FRIDAY was last modified: April 8th, 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)last_img

Letterkenny Blaze Hosts Coaching Clinic

first_imgLetterkenny Blaze Summer Camp starts next Monday with 3 different camps running each day Junior 10 am – 1pm, Intermediate 2.00 pm – 5 pm and Senior from 5.30 – 8.30 pm. There are a few spaces left in the Junior and Senior Camps but Intermediate is full.As a precursor to camp, Coach Pat Price is giving a coaching clinic in the Loreto gym on Sunday evening from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm. Coach Price is the current under 15 men’s Irish National Team Coach but has fulfilled many coaching roles in his native America.He has also held the roles of Head Coach for some of Ireland’s most successful Superleague teams.Some of the areas which Pat will cover are:– Coaching Youth Basketball – specifically aimed at u8/u10/u12 age groups– Team Defence with young players.It is hoped as many of our coaches will attend. Coaches from other clubs are also welcome to attend (€10 visiting coaches)” Letterkenny Blaze Hosts Coaching Clinic was last modified: August 4th, 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

Arsenal and Man United to battle it out for Ligue 1 star – reports

first_img Latest Transfer News targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED moving on IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal and Manchester United will go head-to-head in the race to snap up Lille star Nicolas Pepe in January, according to reports in France.The 23-year-old has made a solid start to the season in Ligue 1 and has scored four goals and notched up three assists in the first six league games. 1 Arsenal and United will reportedly make an approach for the Ivory Coast international over a possible January switch LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January His performances in France have not gone unnoticed with clubs from around Europe beginning to take note of his impressive form.Pepe, a former target of Newcastle, has admitted he would be open to a potential move to the Premier League and has left the door ajar over a possible January switch.According to France Football, Manchester United and Arsenal are set to table offers for the Ivory Coast international during the mid-season window in an attempt to lure him to England.Both Unai Emery and Jose Mourinho see the attacker as the ideal January target and both are confident of thrashing out a deal for the in-demand Lille star. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

FINAL PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS

first_imgThe final preparations are now being made for the 37th Donegal Sports Star Awards, which takes place on this Friday night in the Mount Errigal Hotel.The Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee who are preparing for their 37th annual presentation function in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 25th. Included at front are May Logue (Assistant Secretary); Patrick McLaughlin (Treasurer); Neil Martin (Chairperson) and Grace Boyle (Secretary). Back from left – Myles Sweeney, Gerry Davenport, Paul Callaghan, Bartley McGlynn, Niall Blaney, Seamus Curran and Paul McDaidOnly a small handful of the nominees are certain of picking up awards while for the rest it is an agonizing wait until the category winners are named on the night.Among those who have already been confirmed to receive awards from the special guest Irish Olympic Boxing Coach Billy Walsh are Special Athlete, Daniel McBrearty, Atlantic Special Olympic Club, Killybegs; Para-Athlete, James Boyle, Dungloe (Irish Amputee Soccer Team), Alan McBeth, St. Johnston Cricket Club; Dessie Kelly, Letterkenny Rovers (Special Recognition); Jim Doherty, Newtowncunningham (Clay Pigeon Shooting) and the Hall of Fame, Eamonn Coyle, Letterkenny A.B.C. The final and biggest award of the Donegal County Council sponsored night will be the announcement of the ‘Overall 2012 Donegal Sports Award’ winner.Jim Doherty is the current holder of that title and he should be in the frame again for but as always there is intense competition for the top honour after a huge amount of sporting success last year.The county’s sporting public will be waiting with huge interest to see who the overall winner will be late on Friday night.Donegal County Council are the sponsors of the event again this year and the local authority will be represented at the function by the Mayor of Donegal Frank McBrearty and the County Manager Seamus Neely. Tickets for the Donegal Sports Star Awards on this Friday night, January 25th can still be booked by contacting the Mount Errigal Hotel on 9122700. Tickets are priced at 25 euro for adults and 15 euro for primary school pupils.For further information on the Donegal County Council sponsored event visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie. or follow us on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards. FINAL PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS was last modified: January 22nd, 2013 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSlast_img read more

What Stephen Curry expects from DeMarcus Cousins in Warriors home debut vs. Joel Embiid

first_imgOAKLAND – The news came as a surprise to Stephen Curry. Perhaps that is what happens after a long trip. Perhaps that is also what happens after seeing DeMarcus Cousins excel for five games since nursing a left Achilles tendon injury for nearly a year.But when the Warriors (36-14) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (33-18) on Thursday, Cousins will make his Warriors debut at Oracle Arena.“I didn’t realize that. I didn’t think about it,” Curry said. “We’re doing this for five games now on the floor. …last_img