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Ateneo’s Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed momentAteneo’s Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed moment

first_imgAnd tick away it did as the Green Archers failed to shot a sensible attempt as a bright red light illuminated the clocks’ borders.Ateneo emerged as the victors and capped off its 7-0 first round with a 76-75 win over the defending champions.And as the tournament heads into its crucial stage, Nieto also looked forward and would treat his heroics as mere memory.“I won’t let it go to my mind, I’m more focused on our next game,” said Nieto, who finished the game with 16 points. “When another opportunity like that comes my way, I will just follow coach Tab [Baldwin] because he knows best.”ADVERTISEMENT What to do post-run to maximize your results OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo guard Matt Nieto took his spot just an inch behind the free throw line with the game clock stopped at 3.9 seconds and the scoreboards at 75-74 in favor of archrivals De La Salle.The blue crowd collectively held its breath while the people in green tried every distraction allowed by Mall of Asia security.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Nieto looked at the rim, dribbled the ball twice, and shot his free throw. Swish. He repeated the same motion one more time and the scoreboards now read 76-75 in favor of the Blue Eagles.“Actually, I was just relaxed, we’re always practicing our free throws each and every day,” said Nieto now in a more somber area inside the venue. “It’s always my routine, it’s the same routine, whether it’s the first free throw in the game or the last.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I just shot it like it’s my normal routine and luckily my practice paid off.”The game, however, wasn’t finished yet as the 3.9 seconds that got stuck during Nieto’s free throws would now tick away. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Former Minister warns of further tax losses for GovtFormer Minister warns of further tax losses for Govt

first_img…. predicts deep austerity cuts in 2018 as G$ depreciates furtherFinance Minister Winston Jordan recently confirmed Government was in fact collecting less revenue and the economy was essentially being held together using the collection of debts.This situation is predicted to get even worse and Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Irfaan Ali, in a recent interview with this publication following the Minister’s damning revelation, said “Guyana should expect a further decline in revenue, especially from VAT and Income Tax.”Former Minister Irfaan AliAccording to the economist, and former Government Minister with responsibility for the commerce sector, “as businesses continue to down size, and consumers spending decrease, not only will per capita employment recede but concurrently, overall labour force participation rate will drop substantially as firms continue to experience downward nominal wage rigidity.”Ali told Guyana Times that the relatively slow growth in inflation of 0.6 per cent registered during the first quarter of 2017 will likely increase to double digits, as price rigidity becomes common.“Out of fear of overheating the economy, the Government will be forced to implement austerity measures in 2018,” Ali said.The David Granger Administration has already begun signalling minimal austerity cuts meant to stem wastage from the Government’s coffers but according to Ali, by next year the cuts will deepen further.“Key social sectors will experience a shortfall in budget allocation, which will further fray the social and economic fabric,” he told this publication.According to the former Minister with responsibility for industry and commerce, “Another area of great challenge will be to maintain foreign exchange stable.”He told <<>> that given the current external debt of US$1.160 million as of 2016, “a depreciation of exchange rate relatively to the US dollar by a paltry G$10, will cost taxpayers, in present value, an additional G$11.6 billion in foreign debt.”He posits “the possibility of this outcome is highly probable given the imminent shortage of foreign exchange.”According to the former Minister, “when the sugar industry is obliterated, on average Guyana will lose over US$114 million in foreign exchange annually.”According to Ali, in the long run, to stabilise the exchange rate, Government will turn to import substitution, hence, “further stoking inflation for goods and services. In the economic pantomime, the villains would be hyperinflation, depreciation of exchange rates, high debt-to-GDP ratio, and burgeoning non-performance loans.”Ali’s arguments have since been supported by former Alliance For Change Executive, Business Consultant Sasenarine Singh.He recently surmised that one of the most important indicators of the state of an economy is the overall fiscal balance since this indicator assesses a Government’s financing requirements and fiscal vulnerability.The recently concluded IMF report had found that the 12 is expected to remain low at around 2.6 per cent by year-end but the fiscal deficit or the national debt is projected to widen up to 7.2 per cent of GDP in 2017, due in part to delay capital spending from 2016.It had found that the macroeconomic outlook is positive for 2017 and the medium-term, according to the IMDF which projects growth for the next year as upping a few marginal points up to 3.5 per cent in 2017, supported by an increase in public investment.According to the findings of the review team, the total expenditure by the David Granger-led coalition, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), increased by 2.8 percentage points of nation’s GDP, however that increase was lower than budgeted due to delays in capital expenditure by the Administration.Such a distressing situation it was that the world decided to turn to turmoil.Real economic activity locally expanded by 3.3 per cent in 2016. This was as a result of subdued agricultural commodity prices, adverse weather and delays in public investment.“Despite slower-than-expected economic growth, fiscal revenue increased owing to improvements in tax administration and higher mining royalties.”Growth is projected at 3.5 per cent in 2017, supported by an increase in public investment, continued expansion in the extractive sector, and a recovery in rice production. Again the IMF has pegged its responses on the public investment programme. Such a problem it is that the Government recently intervened.Minister of State Joseph Harmon recently reminded that “assessments, adjustments and achievements in relation to the Public Sector’s work programme was the main focus at this month’s ministerial conference as the Government commences preparations for the new budget cycle.”He was at the time speaking at a conference convened at State House, for the heads of Government agencies including Permanent Secretaries, Heads of various agencies and high-level technical and financial officers in a bid to assess and review, Ministry by Ministry, the status of Public Sector Investments Projects (PSIPs).According to the IMF, Government is woefully behind in its spending.last_img read more

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KISS about to Rock Dawson CreekKISS about to Rock Dawson Creek

first_imgFans can also check out the Mile0city KISSing Booth, where fans can get a memorable photo with the KISS Regalia. The pre-party at the Chances KISS Army Base is free to attend and will run until concert doors open at 6:45 p.m. Overflow parking will also be available in the North Parking Lot behind the Encana Event Centre, adjacent to the pool parking lot. This parking lot can be accessed from 122nd Ave, as well as from 1st St. Parking for premium seating clients (suites and club seats) will be available in both the southwest parking lots off of 4th St.For more information on parking or for a downloadable updated facility parking map, please visit the Event Centre’s official website. – Advertisement – Due to the sold out show, the Encana Event Centre is expecting higher than usual traffic in their parking lot. Public parking will be available in Parking Lot A, along Highway #2. Prior to the performance, the Encana Event Centre will be hosting a massive pre-party, beginning at 4 p.m. Taking place at the pre-party will be the Chances KISS Army Base, where the Dawson Creek Art Gallery will have a team of over 12 volunteers at its Enermax Face Painting Zone, who will be painting faces in full KISS make-up. The pre-party will also include a charity BBQ, hosted by M&M Meats. The BBQ will be serving beverages at their outdoor patio, where fans will be entertained by a live performance by Edge of Attack. There will be plenty of fun-filled activities to do at the KISS concert other than just enjoy the show.last_img read more

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Bonds’ contract is approvedBonds’ contract is approved

first_imgThe wild, crazy contract saga of Barry Bonds is finally over – for this year, anyway. Major League Baseball approved Bonds’ signed contract Thursday – 70 days after he agreed to the financial parameters of a one-year, $15.8 million contract with incentives that can push the value to $20 million. The Giants finally placed Bonds on the 40-man roster. He is expected to arrive in Scottsdale on Monday and join teammates in the club’s first full-squad workout Tuesday. Zambrano backs off Williams, feeling slighted by the only major league team he’s played for, has thus far refused to accept a minor league contract. After Torre left some telephone messages, the 38-year-old outfielder called back on Wednesday afternoon. “The only thing I stressed to him yesterday is: `If you want to continue to play, you can’t do it if you stay up there. We have to see you,”‘ Torre said. Bunt singles New York Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca is completely healthy following offseason thumb surgery – and he would love a contract extension. Lo Duca, who will turn 35 in April, is entering the final season of a three-year deal that will pay him $6.25 million this season. He hit a team-leading .318 last year with five home runs and 49 RBIs, helping New York win the NL East for the first time since 1988. Alfonso Soriano strolled into the clubhouse, slipped on his gear and began a transition he hopes is smoother than his last one. Cubs infielders and outfielders are due to report to spring training Monday, with the first full-squad workout on Tuesday. But Soriano decided to get a head start. Right fielder Michael Cuddyer and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $3,575,000, one-year contract Thursday, avoiding arbitration minutes before their scheduled hearing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Carlos Zambrano backed off recent comments that he would leave the Chicago Cubs as a free agent after this season if he doesn’t get a multiyear contract during spring training. Although he would rather get a new deal done by opening day, the pitcher said Thursday he would be willing to negotiate next fall. He won’t discuss a contract during the season, though. “They have the first look,” Zambrano said after the club’s initial workout for pitchers and catchers. “I didn’t say that if they don’t sign me before the end of spring training I will not sign with the Cubs. I didn’t say that. I just said they have till the beginning of the season; if not, I don’t want to talk about (a) contract during the season.” Torre invites Bernie Joe Torre spoke to Bernie Williams and the message from the New York Yankees’ manager was clear: Come to spring training. last_img

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first_imgFRIDAY An Evening with Greg LeMond and Kozo Shimano, 6 p.m., Robinson Ranch, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Tickets: Call (661) 286-4012. “Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” through Sunday, 8 p.m., High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8700. “Visions of Other Worlds” planetarium show, 8 p.m., Los Angeles Valley College Planetarium, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Doors open at 7:30. Call (818) 947-2335. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Allardyce hails ‘bargain buy’ Sakho as West Ham rise into top-fourAllardyce hails ‘bargain buy’ Sakho as West Ham rise into top-four

first_imgSam Allardyce has hailed the talents of “bargain” striker Diafra Sakho as his sixth goal in six games led West Ham to a 3-1 win over Burnley which lifted them into the top-four.Allardyce’s new-look Hammers side have enjoyed a superb start to the Premier League campaign, with their host of summer signings giving the team a much-needed boost.Sakho, in particular, has impressed following his £3.5million move from French outfit Metz, while Enner Valencia, Alex Song and young Englishman Aaron Cresswell have all shined for the Upton Park outfit.And, after Sakho delighted fans with another dazzling display, manager Allardyce was full of praise for the “exciting” forward, and hopes the team can continue their good form well into the New Year.“He is a bargain,” the boss said.“This lad has been very exciting and he’s excited the rest of the players.“I think all our players that were here last season, having had some of the depressing times that they didn’t expect, have all been lifted by the new players and their performances have increased as well as the news lads hitting the ground running.“We just hope it continues. It’s too early to say what we’re going to be or what we’re going to do but things are looking very good.“If we get into December and we’re still getting results and maintaining a top-half position, then we can start thinking about maybe maintaining that for the rest of the season.”Three points at Turf Moor was a perfect birthday gift for Allardyce as he celebrated his 60th on Saturday.Sakho and Valencia headed goals in the opening ten minutes of the second half and, although George Boyd pulled one back, substitute Carlton Cole sealed a 3-1 victory for the Hammers.And the Upton Park chief was grateful for his side’s timely performance.“I said to the players before the game, ‘Come on lads I need a result, because it is my birthday, and if I can’t get a result it’s not going to be very pleasing for me, no matter that I’m with my old mates’,” he added.“I think a change of system was the key element for us winning the game, which then brought better outstanding quality from us in wide areas.“Our two centre-forwards that we bought paid massive dividends with the quality of the headers off brilliant crosses, and that really in the end put Burnley to bed after they had a very lively first half.“Then Carlton comes on and scores a third when we’ve gifted them a goal to get back into it, which just summed up our performance today. It’s our first back-to-back victories and it’s fantastic that we’re now on 13 points.”last_img read more

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‘If Mourinho was made of chocolate he’d eat himself’ – Docherty‘If Mourinho was made of chocolate he’d eat himself’ – Docherty

first_imgMourinho won the League Cup and Europa League with United last season and his side are currently second in the Premier League and in the FA Cup semi-finals.But the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has been criticised for his side’s style of play and for his treatment of certain players.Docherty is convinced Mourinho doesn’t help himself with an arrogant attitude, telling BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme: “If he was made of chocolate he would eat himself.“You can’t argue with his record but I think he goes over the score with his criticism of players.“He has bought those players and then he is criticising them afterwards.“I would be amazed if he lasts any length of time at Manchester United. I don’t think the board will put up with his antics.”Docherty, who was speaking in an interview to mark his 90th birthday later this month, led United to promotion from the second tier in 1975 and won the FA Cup in 1977.In another dig at Mourinho, he said he prefers to watch Manchester City, who can secure the Premier League title with victory over United in next weekend’s derby.“I don’t watch them a lot because I watch Manchester City a lot – because they are great to watch. They play football the way I like to play it,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho has come under fire in the media following Manchester United’s shock Champions League exitLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1- Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty has poked fun at Jose Mourinho’s ego by claiming the Old Trafford boss would eat himself if he was made of chocolate.Docherty knows what it takes to succeed at United after spending five years in charge in the 1970s and he doesn’t believe Mourinho has the right stuff to thrive in Manchester.last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, July 9Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, July 9

first_imgHere are the latest transfer rumours from Thursday’s newspapers and beynd….Fenerbahce are hopeful they can reach agreement with Manchester United for Robin van Persie after further talks on Wednesday. The Turkish club had initially offered £4.7million for the 31-year-old striker who has been offered a three-year contract with the option of an extra year. (Daily Mail)Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 34, will join FC Porto on a free transfer, ending his 25-year spell with the Spanish giants. (AS)Raheem Sterling insists the complete breakdown in his relationship with boss Brendan Rodgers is the reason he wants to quit Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)And the Reds have told Raheem Sterling he MUST go on the club’s pre-season tour. (The Sun)West Brom striker Saido Berahino has parted company with Aidy Ward, the controversial football agent behind Raheem Sterling’s transfer fiasco with Liverpool. (Daily Mail)Middlesbrough were left reeling this afternoon after Shay Given slipped through their fingers at the final moment. The Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper will end up at Stoke. (Evening Gazette)Micah Richards has revealed he turned down a move to Inter Milan to join Aston Villa this summer. (Various)Roberto Soldado has told the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy that he is keen to leave the club this summer to play more regular football elsewhere. (The Guardian)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Reports – Manchester United striker Robin van Persie agrees four-year deal with FenerbahceArsenal transfer rumours: Gunners plot shock swoop for Man United flyerStoke agree to sell Steven N’Zonzi to Sevilla £7millionBlow for Arsenal! Gunners target commits future to Ligue 1 sideJuventus refuse to give up in chase for Chelsea starManchester United transfer news: Signing close with fee agreed, swap deal rumours and more gossipManchester United to complete 18m euro deal for Italy full back Matteo Darmian this weekManchester United to revise interest in Bayern Munich starArsenal and Manchester United joined by Real Madrid in chase for Portugal starletManchester City transfer report: Striker on verge of sealing loan switch to Inter MilanReports – Southampton planning swoop for Marseille midfielderMan City go head-to-head with Arsenal for Napoli striker Gonzalo HiguainArsenal forward Joel Campbell set for £3.5million Besiktas moveAjax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen reveals Manchester United interestRaheem Sterling’s protracted switch to Man City holding up Liverpool’s Christian Benteke move, talkSPORT toldEverton and Newcastle target set to pull out of PSV training campReports – Raheem Sterling tells Liverpool he will not go on pre-season tourlast_img read more

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Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 35Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 35

first_img 12 Out: Seamus Coleman (Everton) – £5.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Everton are another team who don’t play in the Premier League this weekend due to an FA Cup semi-final. Seamus Coleman will miss that match anyway due a hamstring injury and could also be a doubt for upcoming matches as we approach the end of the season. Out: David de Gea (Manchester United) – £5.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With a blank gameweek this week and tough fixtures coming up after that, it may be time to find a replacement ‘keeper for De Gea. The biggest double gameweek of the year has come and gone. Some of us will still be boasting about the points we have gained from it until the end of the season, for others it will probably be best forgotten…However those of us who know what we are doing will know problems lie ahead in this week’s set of fixtures, as the FA Cup semi-finals interrupt proceedings.Manchester United, Everton, Crystal Palace, Watford, West Ham and Norwich are all firing a blank in the league this week and so it is vital to ensure that you have as few of their players in your team as possible.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 12 In: Shane Long (Southampton) – £5.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Similarly to Mane, a short-term replacement for Rashford (perhaps if you’re looking to get the Manchester United youngster straight back into your team next week) is Southampton’s Shane Long. The Saints play already relegated Villa this week. 12 Out: Ross Barkley (Everton) – £7.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Despite a promising start to the season, Ross Barkley has now not scored in the league since early February and seems to have packed up and gone home for the year. 12 12 Out: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – £4.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – He has a blank gameweek in the league, so the only way Marcus Rashford can score this week will be in the FA Cup and that doesn’t get us any fantasy points! 12 12 Out: Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – £7.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – After his controversial sending off last week, Jamie Vardy will definitely miss this week’s match against Swansea through suspension. Vardy has now also accepted an additional charge relating to his reaction towards the referee and may well receive a further ban; this will be decided next week. 12 Out: Anthony Martial (Sunderland) – £7.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A lot of people took a big gamble on Anthony Martial ahead of last week’s double gameweek. This gamble didn’t pay off and now those who purchased the Frenchman should probably get rid of him due to United’s lack of a Premier League fixture this week. 12 In: Sadio Mane (Southampton) – £7.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The first of THREE Southampton players for our INs this week, Sadio Mane would be a perfect short-term replacement for Barkley. We say short term because, after this week’s match against Aston Villa, the Saints face some tougher fixtures and so you might want to look elsewhere if you’re looking for a point-scoring midfielder to see you through until the end of the campaign. 12 12 In: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – £10.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – There’s four weeks left until the end of the season, can Daniel Sturridge make it without getting injured?! If he can, he may well be worth his £10.0m price tag as the Reds have a double gameweek coming up within these final four weeks. In: Joe Hart (Manchester City) – £5.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – And if you’re in the market looking for a new goalkeeper, Joe Hart is a viable option. The Englishman is the only reasonably priced player who is guaranteed a place in City’s back line at present. 12 In: Wes Morgan (Leicester) – £4.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Wes Morgan is remarkably cheap considering his guaranteed starting place in the Leicester side. Morgan has remained at a price of just £4.4m, due to many taking punts on the likes of Fuchs, Huth and Schmeichel instead. In: Graziano Pelle (Southampton) – £8.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Graziano Pelle is on good form of late, with four goals scored in his last five Premier League starts. This week his Southampton team face Aston Villa, need we really say any more? last_img read more

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PUT PEN TO PAPER FOR POETRY PRIZEPUT PEN TO PAPER FOR POETRY PRIZE

first_imgDonegal Creameries North West Words Poetry Prize 2014 invite entries for this year’s competition. Now in its third year, organisers invite entries of original work from anyone over the age of 18.Poems must not have been previously published in any media, self-published, broadcast, and /or won any competition. Only poems in English are being accepted for this competition.The maximum number of poems per entrant is 3.Entry fee: €5 (covers maximum entry of up to 3 poems)Send your poem(s) along with a cover letter with name, address, and phone number and/or email address, and title(s) of each poem submitted. Please do not put your name or personal contact details on the same page as the poem(s).Post entries to North West Words Poetry Prize 2014, 54 Thornberry, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. On-line submissions will not be accepted.Entries must be received by the closing date – Friday, 14 November 2014.No alterations can be made to the entry once it has been submitted, and entries cannot be returned so please keep your own copy.The 2014 competition will be judged by Kate Newmann of Summer Palace Press. Further details are available on www.northwestwords.comPUT PEN TO PAPER FOR POETRY PRIZE was last modified: October 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:competitionNORTH WEST WORDSpoetrylast_img read more

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