Even with Blakely in tow, slumping TNT still needs locals to step up

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Struggling at 2-4, the KaTropa have tapped former Best Import Marqus Blakely to help them get out of their misery but they are aware that he can’t do it all by himself.“The first thing that I told my team is that Marqus is not our savior,” said deputy Eric Gonzales, who is in charge of the team with head coach Nash Racela on leave, in an article on the PBA’s website. “He will just help us so we must help him, too, to be effective.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBlakely is a proven winner in the PBA having led the Purefoods franchise to the 2013 and 2014 Governors’ Cup.It has been a tough campaign so far for TNT, which sent home first import Glover was sent home after just one game, where he put up 11 points and 15 rebounds in the 103-90 to sister team NLEX. PacMay2? Mayweather says he’s coming back to fight Pacquiao this year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It’s only been five games into the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, but TNT has already sent two imports packing after Stacy Davis and Mike Glover failed to meet expectations.ADVERTISEMENT The KaTropa then had Davis take his turn but the team went 1-3 with him on the roster.Gonzales, who oversaw the KaTropa’s 118-114 win over Columbian, said that the locals will still play a big part with Blakley in tow.“He’s already used to the PBA and that’s one thing that is very encouraging, but the bulk of the effectiveness of Marqus depends on the locals,” said Gonzales. “It’s all about playing together as a team and helping each other out.”“It’s all about having the initiative individually to really reach out because we started really flat. It’s no longer who coaches or who the import is but it’s really on us.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASE

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has submitted a pre-budget proposal to the Minister for Finance outlining proposals aimed, he says, at creating fairness and taxing those that can afford to contribute more while not reducing expenditure on key public services.This would actually increase revenue by €880million, he says in his pre-Budget proposals.“Perpetual austerity is doomed to fail and in our case the continued insistence by the government on fiscal reduction is targeting the most vulnerable in society,” said the Donegal TD. “There is no doubt that the country has to be able to pay its way but the fiscal consolidation is stifling demand in the domestic economy and not giving citizens any confidence to invest in the limited circumstances that may be available to them.“By taxing high income earners in a more proportionate manner, increasing the PRSI contribution for self-employed contributors to 8%, introducing a part-time work scheme, making some minor adjustments to the child benefit payment and investing in creative industries could lead to an increase in revenue of €880m without having to cut expenditure in the areas of social protection, education and health.“From this, it is possible to increase revenue without the need to target low income earners and other vulnerable groups in society which would in reality only moderately affect those on higher incomes but with considerable savings. This in turns allows additional revenue generated to be used to fund the deficits in the Health, Education and Social Expenditure budgets and activation measures in the proposal.“This budget submission is by no means complete due to the limited resources available, but it lays the foundation for creating some fairness and by proposing tax increases on those that can afford to contribute more and by not reducing expenditure on vital social services, attempts to give the domestic economy some room to breathe and encourage growth. “The impact on our society will be immeasurable and the damage very difficult to undo if we continue on the path of fiscal adjustment outlined by the government and the troika. We need a debate on the impact of the policies being pursued and a mandate for the government to renegotiate the terms of our funding.“Giving the economy and society a breathing space may generate the growth that the government require to lessen the impact of the fiscal adjustment so far.” BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASE was last modified: November 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASElast_img read more

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Liverpool ready to discuss improved deal for Raheem Sterling – report

first_imgLiverpool are ready to open contract talks with Raheem Sterling, according to the Sun on Sunday.There has been speculation that Real Madrid are interested in the Harlesden teenager, who has made an impressive start to the season and has three years remaining on his current deal at Anfield.It is claimed that a new contract is likely to take Sterling’s wages beyond the £100,000-a-week mark.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Seamus Coleman from Everton at the end of the season, again according to the Sun on Sunday.Mourinho is said to face competition from Manchester United, who have been linked with the 25-year-old right-back for some time.It is claimed that Chelsea see Coleman as the ideal for replacement for Branislav Ivanovic, would be willing to pay a fee of up to £20m, but that the player has told friends he would like to join United.Coleman signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park in June but there is speculation that he could look to move on if Everton do not reach the Champions League.There is also speculation that Mourinho could move to sign him because scout Mick Doherty, who was at Everton and involved in their signing of Coleman, is now employed by Chelsea and is seen as a key adviser to the manager.Ivanovic, who can play in the centre of defence, has been outstanding at right-back, where Mourinho currently also has the option of Cesar Azpilicueta.Chelsea have again been linked with a move for Everton’s England prospect Ross Barkley, this time by the Daily Star Sunday.It is claimed that Chelsea will look to sign him in the summer after Manchester City apparently backed off because the asking price is £50m.And Chelsea are considering playing at Twickenham for a season while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped, according to the Sunday Times.Meanwhile, Jermain Defoe has ‘opened the door’ to a loan move to QPR, the Sunday People say.Rangers discussed signing the former England striker from Toronto FC last month and expect to do so in January.But it is claimed that a loan move is on the cards after Defoe, who played under R’s boss Harry Redknapp at Tottenham and Portsmouth, apparently told his current club he wants to go.Meanwhile, Les Ferdinand has been tipped to take over as QPR’s academy boss following the resignation of Richard Allen. West London Sport revealed this week that Allen is leaving Rangers, who have been looking to give Loftus Road legend Ferdinand a role at the club for some time.The Mail on Sunday say Allen’s departure could pave the way for Ferdinand to return, as do the Daily Star Sunday, who say he is considering taking the role.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Photo library: Business and industry 22

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Northern Cape province:Sishen open-cast iron-oremine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. Stackers and stacker-reclaimers on the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Sishen open-cast iron-oremine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa.The conveyor system used to move product to the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Sishen open-cast iron-oremine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. Stackers and stacker-reclaimers on the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The conveyor system used to move product to the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The conveyor system used to move product to the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. Construction on the new Sishen expansion project. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The new signage at the entrance to the mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen Mine, a Kumba Iron Ore mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen Mine, a Kumba Iron Ore mine. A bulldozerworks with the tailings from the Sishen Expansion Project.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 22: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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Geocaching in Ten Countries in One Day

first_imgNorman Roth (Norman.R), Dominik Weiss (Zweisamkite) Max Welteken (myGe0cache)Planning is what Max Welteken (myGe0cache)  does for a living. He’s a delivery manager at a software development company in Europe. Max also gets bored doing things in what he calls a “normal or easy way.”An idea that was neither boring nor easy struck Max recently. He wanted to log geocaches in ten countries in less and 24 hours.Max says, “I saw the 10/24 attempt as a big project (which it was) where a lot of planning in advance was required. I spent almost a full week on fine planning the optimal route through all the 10 different countries.”But Max knew the adventure needed co-conspirators. Max contacted two geocaching buddies, Norman Roth (Norman.R) and Dominik Weiss (Zweisamkite).Once the team was set, Max finished his planning. He says, “I contacted all owners before we started to find out if there were any problems with the caches that might delay us on the trip. In the very beginning, we didn’t even know for sure if our goal was feasible at all, but after some iterations of planning with the Groundspeak beta map we came to the conclusion, that it´s possible to do the drive in approx. 16 hrs. PLUS the time we would need to find the caches.”Max’s route to find geocaches in 10 countries in less than 24 hoursBut Max wanted to ensure the cache run didn’t sacrifice beautiful scenery for the sake of speed. The group even planned to take three vacation days to ensure the optimal time to beat traffic on their epic journey.Max says, “What was important for us from the beginning was that we didn’t want to spend all this time and money only to see some “drive by” caches on the highways but nice and even scenic places. That made planning even more complex because we reviewed every single cache before we built it into our travel-route.”Contacting the cache owners paid off. Some cache owners met the team along the way.  Cache owner Buck_DK actually helped launch the caching adventure a few hours before the caching run began. “The friendly owners of the first cache in Denmark invited us to meet them some hours before midnight. We had dinner.”The team of three geocachers ended up logging more than 25 caches in ten countries (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Italy).  However the trip did not take them 24 hours. They finished the cache run in just 21 hours. Max writes, “Looking back everything worked out perfect, during the almost 30hrs drive nonstop we only had 30min of traffic jam in the city center of Zürich.”Max (MyGe0cache) – Dominik (Zweisamkite) – Benny (Buck_DK) and owner of GC2F78F – Benny´s wife Liselottea (Liselottea) – Norman (Norman.R)Max has four pieces advice for those considering challenging themselves. He says:1) You’ll need, “Some crazy minds (like myself 😉 to even consider doing something like this in the first place”2) “Plan everything once, twice and once again! Print out everything even if you take notebooks/phones/GPS with you.”3) “Go with at least with three people on a trip like this, as you will have to drive NON-Stop for more than a day. You will have to be able to sleep in the car no matter how uncomfortable it is.”4) “Take good friends with you, not just anybody you know. After some hours the enthusiasm changes into a bad mood when everyone is exhausted and tired. During these hours you need to be a team of friends that restores the motivation again so everyone is partying once you reach the final cache.”Watch this video to see the team in action –[vsw id=”pqYjXgA04wY” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPhenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017December 26, 2017In “Community”Geocaching Road Trip to Ankara, TurkeyApril 9, 2014In “Community”The Teenage Travel Bug® MoverSeptember 19, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

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