Now-vacant Gilas post not distracting Guiao from job at hand

first_imgChot Reyes’ decision to step down as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas thrust Yeng Guiao into the spotlight as a natural—and, most say, rightful—successor to the post. ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown France Davis Cup skipper says Nadal’s absence ‘changes everything’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Guiao’s stock also rose when the PBA opened its doors to him and several players shoed up for his practice sessions. That gave rise to talk that he could be the coach who could unite an often-fractured group of basketball stakeholders. But Guiao refused to comment on anything pending the job at hand, saying he will discuss everything with Gilas patron Manny V. Pangilinan and SBP president Al Panlilio “after our game in Qatar on Monday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 comments But the fiery NLEX mentor is not basking in all the attention, not with two important World Cup qualifying matches coming up. “I don’t have any thoughts about it right now,” Guiao told the Inquirer in a message Tuesday night from Tehran, where he is preparing Gilas Pilipinas for its showdown against Iran. “I’m focusing instead on our game vs Iran on Thursday.”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 ChrissReyes resigned as national coacjh Tuesday evening, saying he will now focus on the buildup of the squad for the 2023 World Cup which the country is hosting. Reyes announced his resignation on his Twitter account (@coachot), where he also cited the PBA’s decision to allow more players to suit up for the national team as a reason to move on. Reyes’ resignation also comes at the heels of reports that he is due to be replaced by Guiao, who gained favor with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas after whipping a two-week-old national team into competitive form despite its main man, NBA standout Jordan Clarkson, joining the squad five days before the start of the tournament. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Crystal Palace boss wants striker signing in January

first_img1 Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has revealed signing a striker is his big priority in the January transfer window.The Eagles have funds available to strengthen next month and Warnock wants to add a proven Premier League goalscorer to his squad.Palace have been short of goals this season and lacked a cutting edge at Selhurst Park, while Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamkh have shared the bulk of the goals.“Very much so, we’ve been looking for a striker since I came. I only arrived a couple of days before the window closed so it’s been a bit difficult really,” the Palace boss said ahead of the visit of Stoke City on Saturday.“We need to bring players in. It’s just trying to find the two to three players which will add to the squad we’ve got.”last_img read more

Salah shines as Liverpool edge out Leicester

first_imgSalah was again instrumental for Jurgen Klopp’s side as he took his tally to 17 Premier League goals this season with two fine finishes.Liverpool, who remain fourth, are four points clear of fifth placed Tottenham.Klopp’s goalkeeper rotation policy saw Loris Karius start ahead of Simon Mignolet, who dropped to the bench, and after just three minutes the German was forced to pick the ball out of the net.Joel Matip’s timid pass from the back sold Emre Can short and Vicente Iborra’s sharpness saw him steal possession and quickly release Riyad Mahrez down the right flank.The Algeria winger glided past left-back Andrew Robertson and his teasing low cross was met by Vardy, who showed his penalty box predatory instincts to nip in front of Matip and finish.It was Vardy’s 10th goal of the season in all competitions as he again scored against a top-six club having netted previously in matches against Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and both Manchester clubs.Liverpool shook off their sluggishness and should have equalised moments after Vardy’s opener when Salah was found by Sadio Mane only to get his angles wrong and drag a shot wide from eight yards.Philippe Coutinho stung the palms of Kasper Schmeichel with a long-range effort while Mane had the ball in the net from Robertson’s cross only to be correctly flagged offside.Liverpool continued to threaten the visitors’ goal from distance with Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino both going close before the break.Where Salah had snatched at some of his chances in the first half, his composure early in the second period saw him equalise for the home side.– Pinpoint finish –Seven minutes after the interval the Egypt international chased Mane’s clever backheel into the penalty area before his close control took him past Daniel Amartey on to his favoured left foot.With the Kop screaming for the net to bulge, Salah took a moment then arrowed a pinpoint finish through the legs of Schmeichel.An unsavoury incident followed as Firmino, eager to get the ball for Leicester to kick-off, and Harry Maguire grappled inside the goalmouth before referee Neil Swarbrick stepped in.Mane had the ball in the net again just after the hour, but again he was in an offside position.Leicester’s chances were more fleeting although Karius breathed a sigh of relief when Wilfred Ndidi’s sweetly struck shot following a corner whistled past the post.Salah was to prove the difference between the two sides, though, when he added his and Liverpool’s second to put the Reds in front with 14 minutes remaining.Firmino rolled the ball in to James Milner and his clever flick slipped in Salah. Milner looked for the return pass, but Salah had other ideas.The 25-year-old showed his strength to roll the otherwise faultless Maguire before he clinically dispatched the ball past Schmeichel.Leicester piled on the pressure in the remainder of the game but this time Liverpool’s defence stood up to the job and held on to clinch the three points. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000All of the second-half pressure paid off on 76 minutes when James Milner played a lovely ball to Salah, who turned Harry Maguire and finished into the net. Photo/COURTESYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to maintain their push for a Champions League place with 2-1 victory over Leicester on Saturday.Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead but Liverpool, who had new £75 million ($100 million) signing Vigil van Dijk watching from the Anfield stands, fought back after the interval to secure the points.last_img read more


first_imgTobin’s Topaz/SPAR Express in Letterkenny has cleaned up at the National Q Mark Awards, scooping Best Forecourt for Hygiene and Food Safety in Ireland for 2013.Tobin’s Garage in LetterkennyProud store owner Eddie Tobin beat off stiff competition to come top in his category.The National Q Mark Awards are known as the Oscars of Irish business, with thousands of companies fighting it out every year to be short-listed for the honours. The Award for Best Forecourt for Hygiene and Food Safety is considered one of the toughest categories to win, but Eddie said it was all thanks to his hard-working team and loyal customers.He said: “This was a real team effort, and I’d like to thank everyone involved. Winning such a prestigious award shows how deeply committed we are at Tobin’s Topaz/SPAR Service Station to hygiene and food standards, and it would never have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone on the team.The superb deli at Tobins“I’d also like to thank all our valued customers. We are committed to maintaining our award-winning standards and providing all our customers with the very best shopping experience.”It was three in a row for the award-winning store, who also scooped the Best Forecourt prize in 2011 and 2012. Tobin’s SPAR Express Service Station is a family run business which employs 32 people.Sale & Retailer Advisory Services Director Malachy Hanberry said: “Food safety is the cornerstone of everything we do at SPAR. The EIQA awards are known as the independently assessed standards for food retailing in Ireland, which is why we’re so pleased for Eddie and all his team.“Their achievement is a testament to the commitment to food safety and customer service that is the hallmark of the SPAR group.”To top off the night deli staff member Anne Marie Daly won the top prize in the draw on the night in aid of St. Vincent De Paul of a walk on part for two people on Fair City!! LETTERKENNY STORE IS RIGHT ON ‘Q’ FOR TOP AWARD! was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Q MarkTobin’s Garagelast_img read more


first_imgTHE storm force gale predicted by Met Eireann yesterday is currently battering Co Donegal, causing difficult driving conditions.The Harry Blaney bridge has been closed and forecasters are warning of wind gusts of up to 125km/hr.Celtic fans from the county travelling to this evening’s Old Firm clash with Rangers at Celtic Park did manage to cross the Irish Sea this morning on delayed crossings, but return journeys are “in doubt”. Our picture was taken at Kilcar a short time ago.You can send your pix to© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Follow us on us on anything on  BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES – GALE BATTERS COUNTY was last modified: December 28th, 2011 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:donegal stormdonegal weathergale force windslast_img read more


first_imgH&M: Coming to LetterkennyExclusive: SWEDISH fashion retailer H&M will open a new store in County Donegal in the autumn, we have learned.Up to ten jobs will be created by the new outlet which will be based at the Letterkenny Retail Park.The decision of such an internationally well known company to locate here is a massive vote of confidence in the retail sector. The company has advertised the positions on its website.It is looking for full-time and part-time sales assistants and visual merchandisers.H&M is the second biggest fashion retailer in the world. It has a store in Derry and recently opened an outlet in Dublin as part of expansion plans.Toni Forrester from the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce said: “This is fantastic news for Donegal and another vote of confidence in Letterkenny’s retail industry. “The jobs will be welcome and H&M in the town will increase footfall from shoppers.”Want a job? Click here: JOBS BOOST AS H&M TO OPEN LETTERKENNY STORE was last modified: July 7th, 2013 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:H&MJobs at H&Mletterkennynew storelast_img read more

QPR make £8m move for Lescott and lead race for Remy – reports

first_imgQPR have made an £8m move for Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott but he is stalling as he is keen to rejoin Everton, according to The Sun.It is claimed that if Lescott does return to Goodison Park, Rangers boss Harry Redknapp will target Everton centre-back Sylvain Distin.The Sun also claim Jose Bosingwa – recently fined for refusing to be a substitute – has sparked more anger at the club by insisting he is not fit enough to train or play.A source is quoted as saying: “Everyone here is baffled. We are all wondering how he could have been injured when he hasn’t even been training.”The Independent suggest QPR have moved ahead of Newcastle in the race to sign Marseille’s Loic Remy because they are prepared to pay the £10m-rated striker substantially higher wages.Related West London Sport story: Redknapp admits Remy may be beyond QPR’s reachFulham and QPR are interested in Tottenham’s Tom Huddlestone, according to the Daily Mail.It is claimed Spurs are unlikely to allow him to leave on loan, but that a bid of around £3m could prove successful.Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun is in talks with Southampton after having his West Ham loan cut short, The Sun reports.The Saints apparently want him as cover for injured skipper Adam Lallana.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Twitter Launches Online Form to Buy Ads, Trending Topics & More

first_imgRelated Posts marshall kirkpatrick Twitter advertising at scale may be less charming than the company’s small experiments were, but time will tell. It does appear that these three forms of Twitter advertising have passed the test and are here to stay. That hasn’t been true of all the company’s experiments. @Earlybird, for example was an official Twitter account that published discounts and deals to its followers, for advertisers. ReadWriteWeb first broke the news of the EarlyBird plan in July, but by September the effort was shut down. Remember when Trending Topics was launched? Just 6 months ago! Our favorable coverage at the time: Now Live, Twitter’s New Ads: Are You Brave Enough for This?Also in July, ReadWriteWeb reported first that Twitter was working on an analytics dashboard, which we believed would be launched “soon.” Twitter headquarters contacted us to say that we were wrong, but in tonight’s business site revamp we see a new analytics dashboard alright – for advertisers only.The next challenge the company will likely face? Scaling its sales force to call the crush of people who fill out this form.That Twitter had redesigned its business page was first noticed this evening by The Next Web. A request for comment from Twitter has yet to be responded to.Update: Wednesday morning, the Twitter blog issued a brief update about the revamped business site and made small mention of the advertising form. The business end of Twitter has revamped its website tonight and it now includes a form that companies can use to express interest in purchasing Promoted Accounts, Promoted Tweets or Promoted Trends.Would-be advertisers are asked to select from 5 categories of monthly ad budget, ranging from below $10k through over $100k, and choose whether they would like their campaigns to begin in 1 to 4 weeks, 1 to 3 months or 3 months from now. This may be the real time web, but real-time advertisers, apparently, are still best advised to pick up the phone with credit card in hand. The ad buying page is so fresh and new that the “thank you” page you’re sent to after completing the form just shows a page not found error.I’ve always been a fan of the way Twitter offers advertising, in its early experiments at least. Trending topics and tweets both sit beside an open discourse about the advertiser themselves, and promoted accounts are only promoted when relevant.Not everyone is so excited about seeing a turn-key ad buying solution, though. Even leading social media marketing consultant Jason Falls voiced serious concerns when we spoken with him tonight. “Selling trending topics is like gaming Digg,” Falls said.“Twitter is inviting marketing money bags to completely ruin the organic nature of the tool. When I look at something like that, I tell clients, ‘They’re just whores for your money.’ It’s obvious they’re making Facebook-like errors to try and compensate for the fact they never had a business model in mind when they built this thing.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#advertising#news#web last_img read more

Plan Will Improve Access to Renewable Energy for More Americans

first_imgLow- and middle-income Americans would have better access to wind-generated and solar-generated electricity under a plan unveiled by the Obama administration this week. According to an article in The New York Times, steps announced in Baltimore on July 7 are meant to triple the amount of wind and other forms of renewable energy installed in federally subsidized housing by 2020, make homeowner loans for solar equipment easier to get, and improve access to solar energy for those who rent.At the same time, commitments totaling $520 million from charities, investors, and government agencies were announced for energy-efficiency projects for low-income communities, The Times reported.The article didn’t offer any details, but The Washington Post said that the initiative would put more money into community solar projects, and that new solar projects at federally subsidized projects would total 300 megawatts of capacity,The announcement came on the heels of a pledge last week by Brazil and the U.S. that both countries would get 20% of their total electricity from renewables by 2030.“It’s very important not only that we achieve that goal, but how we get there as well,” Obama senior adviser Brian Deese said on a media call, according to The Post. “We know there are significant challenges in the scope and geographic reach of solar.” Energy Department creates new partnershipThe Department of Energy’s new National Community Solar Partnership will coordinate the efforts of a number of federal agencies, some of the larger states, and private solar companies such as First Solar to increase community solar programs around the country, the article said.This follows by a few weeks an announcement by SolarCity, the country’s biggest solar installer, that it would develop and operate as many as 100 1-MW community solar installations in Minnesota and invite renters, low-income housing residents, and schools to buy the electricity for 13 cents a kilowatt hour.GTM Research has pegged community solar as “the most significant solar growth market for the United States,” The Post said.Previously, the White House said it wanted to train 75,000 solar workers by 2020, and the latest announcement included new efforts to help low-income workers join the solar workforce. Plans would narrow an access gap to solarThe Post noted that falling prices for solar panels have made it possible for many more Americans to own solar arrays, but there are still many households without access. Renters don’t have the option of putting solar panels on the roof, and poor families often don’t qualify for financing that has helped expand the number of solar systems in the country.The article cites a study by the George Washington University Solar Institute that said, “The rapid decline of solar panel costs in recent years has ushered in a solar boom that has not spread uniformly across the spectrum of U.S. household incomes. Despite being more vulnerable to energy costs, lower-income Americans have lagged behind more affluent households in adopting solar and realizing its numerous benefits.”That study said that the 49 million households earning less than $40,000 a year represent 40% of all U.S. households but less than 5% of all households with solar installations. Energy costs in low-income households make up a much larger share of the household budget than they do in wealthy homes even though low-income families on average use less energy. So even modest reductions in energy bills through better access to renewables would have a big impact.The 300 MW goal for federally subsidized housing is three times what the president promised in 2013, but that target has already been reached, five years ahead of schedule, The Post said.last_img read more

1 killed in W.B. during clash outside booth

first_imgOne person was killed and a few injured in the third phase of polling when five constituencies of central and north Bengal voted on Tuesday. Till 5 p.m., 78.97% of about 80 lakh voters exercised their franchise. The number of incidents of alleged rigging or booth capturing were considerably less compared to the last two phases. Meanwhile, TMC chief Mamata Banarjee has alleged that the Central Armed Police Force personnel are “influencing” voters to vote for the BJP.Tiarul Sheikh was killed when clashes broke out outside booth number 188 in Bhagawangola block in Murshidabad. His son Mahtab Sheikh alleged that Tiarul was attacked with a machete by two men.last_img