PH archers miss gold target anew, settle for bronze medals

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short The Filipinos were shut out, 0-6 (54-57, 53-58, 49-52), by the Malaysians in the semifinals.The women’s side, composed of Nicole Marie Tagle, Mary Queen Ybañez and Kareel Meer Hongitan, also blanked Vietnam, 6-0, (51-44, 50-47, 55-47) for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Tagle and company bowed to their Indonesian counterparts, 2-6, (50-52, 55-54, 54-56, 52-55) in the semis.The 15-year-old Tagle bagged the silver medal in the individual women’s recurve Sunday.The country’s archers still have a chance to win that elusive gold in the mixed doubles event on Tuesday. LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The Philippines’ archers stayed off target for a gold medal as both the men’s and women’s teams settled for bronze medals in the recurve events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at National Sports Center Synthetic Turf Field in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The men’s squad, featuring Florante Matan, Gabriel Moreno and Mark Javier, secured bronze after beating Vietnam, 6-0, (50-49, 55-54, 54-53).ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

GENEQUIP unveils new dealership facility

first_img…will foster energy efficient operationsThe spanking new GENEQUIP dealership facility at Houston that caters for modern innovationsGeneral Equipment Guyana Limited (GENEQUIP) on Thursday commissioned a new dealership facility at Houston Industrial Site, as part of its commitment to expand the services to all Guyanese.The new state-of-the-art facility is constructed on a two-acre plot of land, with a building covering 36,000 square feet, comprising of a showroom, parts warehouse, workshop and training facility to conduct technical and operator training.The facility is fully compliant with international standards and is equipped with waste separating bins to promote the separation of waste and promote recycling practices. Additionally, it creates job opportunities for persons in the fields of sales, projects, service and security.Managing Director of GENEQUIP, Renger Van Dijk stated during the commissioning ceremony, “Our strength has always been our aftermarket services because our company is run by engineers. We have to make the customer happy. Fairness and honesty towards our customers is important for us”.He added, “GENEQUIP was established and not long after we became a John Deere distributor. It was not that easy because of several candidates but experience and a realistic approach worked in our favour”.The company has provided a number of reputable brands such as John Deere, Komatsu, Baldan, Lucas Mill, Menegotti and Masalta. It also recently become the authorised distributor for Yanmar, Maximal, Suzuki Marine, Genmac, Stamford-AvK and Gorman Rupp.Generally, the equipment covers sectors ranging from agriculture, construction, mining, power generation, material handling, oil and marine applications. With the move to this new facility, it further improves the ability to better serve its customers and also better accommodate its staff.However, Director of Sales, Shahdra Shoo announced plans to partner with farmers to optimise their yield using technological support from test farms.“We have started with 150 hectares of test farm where we are testing simple technologies for sugar cultivation and harvesting…The data collected from our test farm will be shared with other farmers to aid in their farm operations and soon we will be starting another test farm for rice cultivation,” he stated.GENEQUIP commenced operations in Guyana back 1992, with a line of heavy equipment at the Water Street branch. With increased demands, it moved to Houston and McDoom on the East Bank of Demerara. This new branch is accessible through South Ruimveldt.last_img read more

Food and Drug Dept swoops down on spoilt meat sausages

first_imgThe Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has begun monitoring several Georgetown wharves following the revelation that spoilt meat has been used in neighbouring Brazil to produce sausages that are being imported into Guyana.“The Department has initiated the process of exacting closer regulatory oversight (verification) on several containers currently on the city’s wharves with sausages, to ensure the implicated brands were not imported into Guyana,” GA-FDDGA-FDD Director, Marlan ColeDirector, Marlan Cole, has recently disclosed.According to reports coming out of the neighbouring country, Federal Police executed an “Operation Spoilt Meat” exercise, and two major Brazilian meat packers/producers were discovered to be implicated in this practice. These are: FBR SA with trademark brands such as Friboi, Swift and Ceara; and BRF SA with trademark brands such as Sadia and Perdigao. These are the noted products for which it was suggested that spoilt meat was mainly used to “process different types of sausages”.GA-FDD further noted that it received official communication from the Agriculture Ministry in Brazil through the Office of the Guyana Mission to Brazil. Guyana’s Ambassador to Brazil, George Talbot, was informed of the circumstances that surrounded the “Operation Spoilt Meat” exercise, wherein Inspectors in that country were accused of taking bribes to certify and facilitate export documentation for spoilt meat.Cole has advised that all importers of sausages and other meat products from Brazil should “take the necessary precaution by removing and/or recalling any of the affected brands from our market, and to notify the Department of any shipmentTwo of the implicated trademarked brands(s) that is/are destined for Guyana.”Port Health officers have been encouraged to exercise greater caution in dealing with these imported products. The GA-FDD has also indicated that it would continue to monitor the situation, and would notify the general public and importers of any additional information that comes to its attention.On Wednesday last, the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department announced that some 2000 cases of tuna imported from China were refused entry into Guyana. The tuna containers were labelled “BUIWICK” instead of “BRUNSWICK”, and the exact address of the manufacturer in the country of origin was not stated. The GA-FDD refused the cartons entry on the basis of the Laws of Guyana stipulated in the Food and Drugs Act Chapter 34:03 part (2) section (6), which prohibits importation of anything coming into the country with false, misleading, or deceptive information. In addition, the product was inadequately labelled, according to the Food and Drug Regulation of 1977, Regulation 18 part (2) (a) clause (3) – Labels.The Department wrote to the Commissioner of Customs to suspend processing of the documentation of the known agency, as this “third party” deliberately facilitates the importation into Guyana of products which are substandard and/or inadequately labelled.Consumers have been duly warned to properly examine labels, to ensure the ‘country of origin’ of products on the market and the exact names and addresses of manufacturers are clearly stated.last_img read more

Bantam Predators win Gold at Mackenzie Tournament on Sunday

first_imgBobbie Zimmer received MVP of the game, with Madison McCracken taking the Heart & Hustle Award.In the end, the Bantam Predators managed to pick up gold at the MacKenzie Tournament.In a post on the Predators Facebook page, it reads “These girls showed hard work and dedication all weekend long!! Be proud girls – you deserve it!!” FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Bantam Predators Female hockey team was on the road this weekend as they took part in the Mackenzie Tournament.The Bantam Predators kicked off the tournament with a game on Saturday to take on Fort Nelson. The Predators beat Fort Nelson 5-0.MVP of that game was Maria Ayre, with the Heart & Hustle Award going to Ireland Hunt.- Advertisement -Then later on Saturday, the Predators faced Mackenzie Mischief. The Predators won the game 6-2 over the Mischief.MVP of game two was Evann Potvin, with the Heart & Hustle Award presented to Mercedes Bueckert.On Sunday, the Bantam Predators played game three of the tourney against Prince George. The Predators went on the win the game 4-1.Advertisementlast_img read more

Knight rallying for Vitale

first_imgVitale, a commentator for 27 years, is one of 15 finalists for induction into the Springfield, Mass., Hall this year. Twice before, in 2004 and 2006, he was a finalist but didn’t get enough votes. Knight wrote to officials after Vitale was not named as a finalist in 2005, telling John Doleva, the president and chief executive officer of the Hall, that the omission was a “tremendous mistake.” Then last year he persuaded the high-profile coaches to send letters. The problem is, the committee of 24 that selects inductees won’t read letters or peruse anything submitted on behalf of any player, coach, contributor or referee, Doleva said. A finalist needs 18 votes to be inducted. “I think that’s absolutely ludicrous that they don’t receive information from people that know about” those nominated, Knight said. Members of the selection committee are not made public and even they don’t know who else votes, Doleva said. LUBBOCK, Texas – Coach Bob Knight is ticked off again, but it has nothing to do with his Texas Tech Red Raiders. He’s upset that broadcaster and longtime pal Dick Vitale keeps falling short in his bid to join Knight in the basketball Hall of Fame. So Knight, inducted in 1991, has lined up some big names to write letters to the Hall in a campaign for Vitale’s admission, including John Wooden, Pete Newell, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, John Chaney, Don Haskins, Lute Olson, Denny Crum, Jim Boeheim and Rick Barnes. “I would hope that the voices of all of these coaches, as you read these letters, would take care of what we all feel should have been done several years ago,” Knight said in his own letter to the Hall. center_img Last month, Knight sent a letter to the Hall’s board chairman, Russ Granik, saying the letters from 2006 show “incredibly strong and overwhelming support” for Vitale’s election. The opinions of those who wrote letters are being “ignored” if they don’t make it into voters’ hands, Knight said. Doleva said the process does not include politicking. “This is a policy that we just do not put out this extraneous information,” he said. “We’re following procedure so that we have a level playing field.” Vitale, who said he doesn’t question the selection method, is grateful for the coaches’ support. “It’s something I’ll have the rest of my life,” the 67-year-old former University of Detroit and Detroit Pistons coach said. “What could please someone more than that?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Non-profits to receive donations from hotel company

first_imgA trio of local non-profit groups in Fort St. John will each receive a cheque from the city’s newest hotel.MasterBuilt Hotels, which opened the Microtel Inn & Suites earlier this month, has announced the Association of Community Living has the grand winner of $5,000 from its Common Ground contest.The company had initially opened its planned donation to a community vote, which also included the North Peace SPCA and the Kidsport.- Advertisement -The company says those two organizations will each receive $2,500.The company is making the donations as part of its Common Ground program, which says is a way to say “Thank You” to the city in welcoming the opening of the Mictrotel.The company has made similar donations to groups in nine other Canadian cities where it has built a Microtel, including Blackfalds, Red Deer, and Whitecourt in Alberta. The funds have gone to support hospitals and food banks in the past.Advertisement MasterBuilt will present a cheque at a grand opening ceremony June 18. The hotel opened to travellers earlier this month.last_img read more

HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? THIEVES STEAL SAFE FROM COMMUNITY GROUP

first_imgTHIEVES have targeted a community group in the latest horrendous crime here in Co Donegal.Two men broke into the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on Thursday, shortly after 11pm, and forced the safe off the wall, escaping with all the monies and contents.“These men got away with a substantial amount of money from the Community Development Project which is a local Community Project relying solely on fundraising to keep the much needed services and initiatives going,” said centre co-ordinator Brid Foley. “Monies in the safe included approx €200 fundraised by the local youth group, on Sunday at the Xmas Craft event.“Through weekly donations, the local women’s group had over €300 euro in the safe waiting for a member to lodge it.”A very recent initiative of the Centre was opening a Charity Shop as another means of generating income and the float and takings were also secured in the safe.“It is despicable that anyone would steal from vulnerable groups and a community project, struggling under this current economic climate, to gather enough money to keep going – Shame on them” added Brid Foley, Centre Co-ordinator. The Centre is asking anyone who have saw two men acting suspiciously on Thursday evening between 11pm – 11.30pm, around the grounds of the Resource Centre, to contact the Gardai. HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? THIEVES STEAL SAFE FROM COMMUNITY GROUP was last modified: December 14th, 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:HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? THIEVES STEAL SAFE FROM COMMUNITY GROUPlast_img read more

DOH! RAPHOE STUDENTS’ SCIENCE PROJECT HAS RIGHT INGREDIENTS

first_imgThe students visiting O’Donnell’s Bakery.Students from a Donegal student look like they have the brains to make plenty of bread in their chosen careers.The 5th and 6th class students of St Eunan’s NS, Raphoe and their teacher Mrs Anita Keeve were selected to present their science project “Yeast Is Alive” in Stormont in Belfast to promote hands on science in classrooms across Northern Ireland.Lisa Connolly, a scientist and lecturer in Queens University, Belfast visited the class and inspired the students to think about science around us and the possibilities for science in the future. As part of the project the students visited O’Donnell’s Bakery and invited Karl Murtagh into the school to give a master class in cooking with yeast.These students from St Eunan’s NS were the only school in all of the Republic of Ireland to be selected to present their project in Stormont.    DOH! RAPHOE STUDENTS’ SCIENCE PROJECT HAS RIGHT INGREDIENTS was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:BelfastO’Donnells BakeryRaphoeSt Eunans NSStormontlast_img read more

MADELEINE: COPS ASK FOR FORENSIC TESTS ON BONES FOUND IN AUSTRALIA

first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.DETECTIVES at Scotland Yard have refused to rule out the possibility that child skeletal remains discovered in a suitcase in South Australia could be missing child Madeleine McCann.Police have now contacted Australian authorities over the remains and they said they ‘cannot rule it out’.Australian investigators however have said the remains are unlikely to be Madeleine’s.The suitcase was discovered on the side of a main road , the Karoonda Highway on July 14. The body, believed to be a young girl, was lying alongside children’s clothing.Madeleine visited relatives in Donegal just weeks before vanishing from her holiday apartment in Portugal.No trace of the toddler has ever been found, despite an intensive police hunt and campaign by her parents.Detectives had previously been probing 18 burglaries at tourist apartments in Praia da Luz which matched the circumstances by which they believe Madeleine was taken.These burglaries had seen the thief gain entry to the premises via a window. MADELEINE: COPS ASK FOR FORENSIC TESTS ON BONES FOUND IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: July 28th, 2015 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:Australiabodybonesfoundmadeleine mccannlast_img read more

Beating the baggage fee blues

first_imgAir travellers are embracing a new generation of baggage forwarders catering for people facing high ancillary luggage fees that used to be included in the price of an airline ticket.Airlines now charge economy class travellers high rates for luggage beyond the first bag as a disincentive to free up valuable paid cargo space and, on long-haul routes, the impact can be dramatic.One of the myriad of new baggage shipping specialists to have sprung up since airlines began their so-called ancillary revenue revolution nearly a decade ago has cited the case of a long-haul traveller recently quoted £1193 ($US1563) to fly a 25kg (55lb) second bag from London to Melbourne, Australia – and that is by no means an exception to the rule.The quote, from the world’s biggest international carrier, Emirates, is typical of the rates being quoted by major airlines.Acccording to UK-based SendMyBag.com, another traveller was quoted more than £500 ($US655) to take a second bag weighing up to 23 kilograms from London to Dubai, in the Middle East, while a third was quoted £966 ($US1265) for a second 23kg bag flying from London to Tokyo, Japan.”I don’t think anyone at Emirates who are charging over £1000 for a second suitcase would believe that anyone who wanted to check a second suitcase was actually going to pay that,” says SendMyBag.com founder, Irishman Adam Ewart. “They’ are trying to dissuade people from checking bags.”Well, you can charge and charge and charge and dissuade people, but some people have no choice but to travel with certain amounts of luggage.”Baggage fees are the tip of the iceberg in the airline ancillary revolution. According to Ewart, US airlines in 2007 charged a total of $US400 million in baggage fees, but by 2015 that had ballooned to $US4 billion. At the same time, overall airline ancillary fees soared from $US13.5 billion in 2008 to more than $US59 billion in 2015, according to US ancillary revenue consultancy IdeaWorksCompany.Read: Airfare price revolutionEwart’s business was one of many that saw the opportunity when the user-pays phenomenon began replacing fully inclusive air fares to help airlines recoup the high cost of fuel.”The business was originally established after my girlfriend had trouble travelling from university,” he says. “I would travel over and help her bring a second suitcase from England (to Ireland) and one time we got hit with £50 or £60 excess baggage.”This was back around 2006 when the low-cost airlines were really just starting to introduce bag fees for the first time and increasing them if they did already have them.”So I set up this service handling luggage around the UK for the next couple of years. I left it pretty much as a small business for students, but then, around 2010-11, there was a fairly obvious shift for us with customers landing on the website in terms of what service they were asking us for.”Ewart says he saw the potential for a business servicing everyday flyers when he heard managers from European low-cost carrier Ryanair boasting that they had reduced the number of people checking in bags from 80 per cent of travellers to 20 per cent. That didn’t mean that the 80 per cent who no longer bothered didn’t need the luggage they were foregoing.”Around 2010-11 it became obvious it was a worldwide phenomenon, so I started to scale up the business,” Ewart says.After looking after people travelling around Europe, the operation expanded to include travellers between Europe and America and finally global routes. New subsidiaries were established in the US and Australia.”We’ve always had two sets of customers: our short-haul customers, some of whom are using us just for convenience – they can’t carry the amount of stuff they want to take with them,” Ewart says.”And sometimes they using us to avoid the bag fees – we’re simply cheaper than checking a bag with Ryanair or easyJet. Our long-haul customers have generally been people using us for convenience or that they can’t carry everything – they’re relocating. But in the last six months we’ve seen a real turn there.”There’s more and more customers using us on long-haul routes because they’re saving money.”As an indication of why the luggage forwarding industry is booming, Ewart reveals that his rates are often hundreds of dollars cheaper than the rates being quoted by the airlines themselves.”Our service for the long-haul routes has never been pitched as a service that’s meant to be a lot cheaper than checking your first bag,” Ewart says.”It’s really interesting that airlines now are saying that it could be $US1000 where our fee could be a $100 or $200, so there’s a chance of saving hundreds – huge amounts. It’s pretty crazy.”For the record, the traveller facing a $US1500 bill to fly a second bag from the UK to Australia was quoted £118 ($US155) by the baggage forwarder.SendMyBag.com contracts global express freight carrier DHL, while other luggage forwarders use freight giants Fedex and UPS. Ewart says he has discovered that even though he can save people money, they still expect fast service.”We’ve got customers with super-high expectations and that’s OK – that’s what we expect,” Ewart says. Just like the freight airlines themselves, SendMyBag.com will soon launch a new app that allows customers to track their bags all through its journey. And like tripadvisor.com, the company’s website has a section were customers rate its service and the company plans to publish its on-time performance statistics.The only caution about using a luggage forwarding service is that things can go wrong.”It is possible sometimes that there’ll be a delay on a road – traffic accident, that kind of thing – so we do say to customers aim to receive the bag a  day before you need it,” Ewart says.”We’re finding that hotels are happy to receive bags the day before and put it in their luggage room. It’s a great service for the hotels as well because it allows the hotels to show a bit of customer service for their clients.”With the airlines relying more and more on ancillary charges, Ewart warns that even more baggage charges are on the way.”I wouldn’t be surprised to see further charges on first bags, especially for economy passengers for long-haul flights and I definitely think we’re going to see new hand baggage fees appear across the next couple of years,” he says.last_img read more