Marañon powers Ceres-Negros past Kaya

first_imgKaya showed plenty of fight in front of close to 4,000 fans with Robert Lopez Mendy equalizing in the 55th minute.But Marañon slotted home a penalty after he was clipped by Ref Cuaresma inside the box and completed his hat trick with another fine strike late in the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I’m so happy for the win and the three goals,” said Marañon, who was named Man of the Match. “This game was very hard after two losses, but we fought to win this game, and we deserved the result.”Kaya lost for a second straight match as it stayed in fourth while Ceres is fifth. Read Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, Davao Aguilas secured a third straight stalemate after battling Ilocos United to a goalless draw on Sunday at Davao del Norte Sports Complex. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working KO victory to boost Pacquiao’s stock LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ceres Negros got its campaign back on track as Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Marañon delivered a hat trick to propel the Busmen past Kaya FC Makati, 3-1, on Saturday night in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Marañon was on target in stoppage time in the first half before adding two more goals in the second half as the Busmen returned to their winning ways after a loss to JPV Marikina the previous weekend and an early exit in the Singapore Cup on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ A dream fulfilled for Christian 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela provincelast_img read more

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106 workers demanding severance payment

first_imgClosure of Wales EstateBy Shemuel FanfairEven as the interim injunction that has barred the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) from dismissing or redeploying sugar workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate at Wales, West Bank Demerara, remains in effect, some 106 sugar workers insist they should be paid their severance packages.On Monday, some 40 disgruntled workers met with operatives of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) to address their concerns. Speaking with this publication after the meeting, workers related they were told that they would have been receiving severance packages on May 6.“GAWU President Komal Chand”Now that nearly two weeks have passed, workers expressed concerns that the sugar corporation has not been giving them employment, which has rendered many jobless for the past month.Following their meeting with GAWU Monday, it was explained that the High Court injunction issued on May 6 does not bar GuySuCo from paying severance.“When we went on Friday they (GuySuCo) told us that the union has filed an injunction blocking the payment for us but when we look at de injunction that file, it did not block payment for severance pay, it block de GuySuCo for the negligence of not [involving] the unions,” stated Cyril Joseph, a father of three who has 35 years of service with the sugar corporation, stressed that many workers have mortgages and bills to pay and need the money.Shafiq Khan, working in Mech Till Gang for 24 years, told this publication that his department was told since early February that estate would no longer require their services and that they would be paid off.Following a series of meetings, the Mech Till workers finalised their severance agreements with the sugar entity: “They stop we from work over bout month-and-a-half now… we aint know what to do; we aint know who ah telling lie and who ah telling right. We come to GAWU to figure out [this] thing. [GAWU President] Komal Chand ah telling we that dem nah stop nothing and dem going to try to leh we get pay as early as possible. I know that Mr Granger [the President] is a good man and [he] can look into this matter.”Meanwhile, a visibly frustrated father, Wilbert Damon, who had earlier told this newspaper that his transferring to Uitvlugt would be unsafe for his family, said on Monday that after so many years, workers should be treated with “dignity”.“Someone in GuySuCo [should] come out and treat us with dignity – if somebody served for 30 years, you [should be] glad to honour them. Give them something good that they could feel good at the end of the day,” Damon explained in reference to him receiving his severance.Guyana Times was told that on Friday last workers were ready to protest at Wales Estate after GuySuCo was late in the payment of salaries and non-payment of severance packages.Meanwhile, the union is still deciding on its next steps of protesting the closure of Wales Estate. GAWU President Komal Chand told Guyana Times on Monday that sugar workers received letters from GuySuCo stating that they would in fact receive their severance payment.“They got a letter from GuySuCo stating that they would receive severance pay, having received one month’s notice,” Chand said. He also confirmed that “nothing in the injunction” bars the sugar corporation from paying severance.It was on May 6 that GAWU and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) through their attorneys stopped GuySuCo from proceeding to implement their decision to sever the employment of workers of the Wales Estate, rendering them redundant unless and until they hold consultations in accordance with section 12 of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act Chapter 99:08.One legal luminary had explained that the corporation is “legally bound” to hold all negotiations relating to workers and their welfare, with their recognised unions, which in this case would be GAWU and NAACIE.If it is agreed that severance is the best option then negotiations on the severance package, calculations will commence after discussions with GuySuCo and the two unions, the legal expert explained.The closure of the estate by yearend will affect some 1700 workers directly and thousands of persons in the Wales and surrounding communities indirectly. While many business owners are likely to face the brunt of in-coming economic challenges, many members of the community have opined that crime will increase at Wales.last_img read more

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Michael Qualls eager to do better after spectacular NorthPort debut

first_imgDSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘Gago’ “He had it going especially down the stretch. He was getting a lot of free throws as well, he always was able to do that. I’ve played against him my whole life, that’s one of my close friends,” he said.“We played in Team USA, Kevin Durant, LeBron James skills academy through high school. We both played for a split second with the Thunder in the NBA and also on the G-League. I know him a lot. I knew that he was out here already, when my agent told me I was gonna be here in the Philippines, he was one of the first people that I reached out to.”Qualls vowed he still has more to show.“I think I’ll be better next game, it just feels good to get my feet in the water or whatever, learn how PBA basketball really is so I can adapt better for next game.”ADVERTISEMENT Qualls was nothing short of brilliant in his PBA debut, delivering a tireless effort of 40 points and 18 rebounds and more importantly, powering NorthPort past Wells and the mighty Beermen for a crucial win.“I’m just glad we can get the win. That’s all I wanted to do, come out here and get a win. I was speaking with the owners, that’s what they wanted out of me, be aggressive and make it happen,” said Qualls, who still seemed fit to go another full quarter even after playing a frenetic pace for over 44 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The 25-year-old Qualls went toe-to-toe with Wells, who finished with 56 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.Matching up against Wells is nothing new to Qualls as the two go a long way back. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs studycenter_img View comments New import Michael Qualls. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer guard Dez Wells has already established himself as one of the best imports in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup along with TNT’s KJ McDaniels.After Wednesday night, NorthPort may want to enter the conversation as well after unleashing its new reinforcement in Michael Qualls.ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust China confirmed as 2021 Club World Cup host, slots to be settled No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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BLUES EDGED BY LIONS IN EXHIBITION ACTION

first_imgThe Blues got on the board late in the second frame as Louis Kereakou set up Aidan Wallace for the goal. Story Links York extended their lead to two as Josh Lafrance tallied an unassisted marker 3:42 into the second period. The Lions opened the scoring as Reid Jackman notched a powerplay marker midway through the first period. Blues netminder Frederic Foulem made 21 saves in the loss.center_img The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team dropped a narrow 2-1 decision to the York Lions on Saturday, December 30 at Varsity Arena. Neither team would score again as the game ended in York’s favour. The Blues resume regular season action on Thursday, January 4 as they travel to Guelph, Ont., to take on the Gryphons. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be streamed live on OUA.tv.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Shandon Hotel to host Summer Swim and Sports Camp

first_imgSummer Swim & Sports Camp at the Shandon Hotel is led by Triona Mc Menamin, a local primary school teacher and current coach to the Irish Lifesaving Squad is multi qualified being a level 2 swim coach, surf lifesaving and triathlon coach. Triona also has a great sporting background having won numerous National, European and World Lifesaving titles while being well known on the triathlon, swim and stand up paddle board racing scene in Ireland.“Swimming is a life skill. I live by the ocean in Dunfanaghy, a gorgeous part of the world and I’m excited about getting more local children and adults into the water to develop their confidence, awareness and aquatic skills. We are going to cater for all levels, it doesn’t matter where you are starting at, our qualified coaches will bring you to the next level,” Triona said. The camps will run on the 3rd to 7th July and the 10th to 14th July 2017 from 10am to 1pm daily.The summer swim camp will include the following:> Swim Lesson daily (45 minutes)> Wicked Water Wednesdays> Sports Day> Team Challenges> Surf Lifesaving Activities> Multi Sport Activities> Fun Swim Gala> Award Winning Multi Sport Instructors!For more information or to book for the week call Triona on 0861077380. Hotel residents at the Shandon can enjoy the following discounted rates:The kids would love nothing more than a day at our swim camp whilst you can indulge in the Shandon Spa experience!10-12 noon (games only) €10 per child10-1pm (including swim session) €20 per child.Shandon Hotel to host Summer Swim and Sports Camp was last modified: June 10th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:shandon hotelswimming lessonstriona mcmenaminlast_img read more

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Apple fights to keep Nasdaq listing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Like a long list of other companies, Apple is falling behind on its required SEC filings because its management needs more time to determine whether past stock option grants had distorted its financial results. The company last week disclosed it is reviewing whether to restate earnings dating back to September 2002. The accounting trouble caused by the manipulation of stock options already prompted Nasdaq officials to delist another Silicon Valley company, Mercury Interactive Corp., earlier this year. Other companies also are facing possible delistings for the similar reasons, but Apple is the best known among the troubled lot so far. The looming restatements threaten to wipe out some of the profits generated during the most prosperous stretch in Apple’s 30-year history as millions of consumers snapped up the company’s ubiquitous iPod. Apple has reported profits totaling $3.1 billion during the past four years. The uncertainties raised by Apple’s stock-option headaches have weighed on the company’s stock price, which has sunk by 9 percent since management announced last week that an internal inquiry had uncovered new problems. Apple’s shares declined 42 cents to close at $63.65 Friday on the Nasdaq, then dipped an additional 9 cents in extended trading. Apple so far hasn’t explained the nature or the extent of its stock option difficulties, saying only that it has uncovered some “irregularities” in the distribution of the popular employee awards as far back as 1997 – the same time that co-founder Steve Jobs began his second stint running the company. More than 80 other companies nationwide are entangled in some sort of stock-option trouble. In most of those instances, the other companies have traced their problems to “backdating” issues. Under this practice, insiders try to make the rewards more lucrative by retroactively pinning the option’s exercise price to a low point in the stock’s value.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Computer Inc. maneuvered Friday to keep its shares listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market after reiterating that its mishandling of past employee stock options will cause it to miss a regulatory deadline for filing its latest quarterly results. The Cupertino-based maker of iPods and Macintosh computers said it will ask for an administrative hearing in response to a Nasdaq letter formally warning of a possible delisting because of the company’s delay in making its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The report covers the three months ending July 1, a period in which the company has previously said it earned $472 million. By requesting a Nasdaq hearing, Apple ensured that its shares will remain listed until a two-person panel reviews the matter and then issues a ruling. That process generally takes two months to three months to complete. Apple conceivably could file its tardy report with the SEC before the Nasdaq hearing, although the company hasn’t set a timetable for doing so. “The company is focused on resolving these issues as quickly as possible,” Apple said in a Friday statement that echoed earlier remarks. last_img read more

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You’re going to love these BBQ Bank Holiday offers at Kelly’s Centra

first_imgThe award-winning Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top Letterkenny have some mouth-watering deals for this Bank Holiday weekend. Whether it’s a BBQ feast at home or a delicious steak meal in Kelly’s American Roadside Diner – you’ll be satisfied however you choose to celebrate the holiday. Here at Kelly’s Centra, we have it all, so you can do all your shopping under the one roof. Not only do we have excellent everyday low prices on the products you want we have a great American-themed roadside diner that you should come and try also.How about a BBQ Feast?Now that the weather is getting hotter it’s time to light up the BBQ and enjoy an outdoor feast, and Kelly’s has it all. Celebrate summer with our new range of BBQ meats prepared fresh in store every day by our butcher.New range includes:Mouthwatering 6oz home style burgers 4 for €5Delicious Pulled pork burgers 6 for €5Pork sizzlers 7 for €5Turkey burgers 4 for €4Quarter pounder beef burgers 6 for €5 , and many more great value quality productsPLUS GREAT OFF-LICENCE DEALS INSTORE ALL THIS WEEKEND to help with the thirst. Sensational steak offer:This Saturday and every Saturday customers looking for a steak deal that’s cooked to their own liking can have it all day @ the award-winning roadside diner for just €10 -THATS RIGHT AN 8oz STEAK WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS FOR JUST €10 ALL DAY SATURDAY (no start time or finish time ALL DAY MEANS ALL DAY)The team at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top hope you all have a great bank holiday weekend and remember: we have everything you need.*forecourt*atm*diner*off-licence*ice cream*deli*papersVisit www.facebook.com/kellys.centramountaintop on Facebook for more fantastic offers!You’re going to love these BBQ Bank Holiday offers at Kelly’s Centra was last modified: June 2nd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Bank HolidayBBQKelly’s CentraMountain Toprestaurantlast_img read more

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Collaboration: Little Value Unless it can Address Solving a Business Problem

first_imgToo much emphasis on the technology  and not enough on how to solve business problems is often the reason why a technology will fail.  Gartner says that’s exactly what’s been happening with Collaboration technologies.  Carol Rozwell, vice President at Gartner said that “rather than making technology the starting point, IT leaders should first identify real business problems and key performance indicators (KPIs) that link to business goals.”It’s been said over and over, but it’s something that sinks in very slowly, that technology is best used when it is treated as a tool and not as an end in itself.    Gartner recently outlined five things to consider when planning to adopt collaborative technologies:Focus on solving problems. Determine how social media and collaboration could play the role of a tool in being able to take on business problems.  Social Media and Collaboration ‘initiatives’ are ultimately misguided — the focus should be on the business.Determine if  Collaboration a Good Thing. Collaboration can be a good thing, but the value that the technology can extend to any one particular project will vary.  Think through the benefits that collaboration can provide.  Are the benefits and ROI compelling enough to move forward with the technology?Avoid overlapping tools. Layering collaboration tools on top of existing tools like email adds to confusion about knowing which tool to use.  Previous communication methods like email may still dominate, but employees will find that they now need to not only monitor emails, but also collaboration and social media communications.Encourage collaboration. Gartner points out that many people will never accept and use collaborative tools, but the majority of people will if properly encouraged.Establish guidelines. Set policies and guidelines for how and when technology tools should be used.  Without guidelines, people will either be confused or not use technology tools in a consistent way.  Gartner says that “A better approach is to clarify what attitude a collaborative individual needs to bring to their work, what abilities and skills they need to master and what personal style works well in a team setting.”last_img read more

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Yahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook Messenger

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019 Posted on 8th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Yahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook MessengerYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingYahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook Messenger A slew of new Facebook Messenger bots from Yahoo have been released into the wild today. These Messenger bots are designed to help you get pertinent information on world news and weather and are accompanied by a bot that lets you play with a selfie-taking monkey.Three off the main three bots tie into Yahoo’s core competencies — weather, news and finance. The goal of these is to get people information quickly on a desired stock or news trend or to share Flickr images of current weather. Here’s a bit more about each:Yahoo Finance — @YahooFinanceWith this bot, you can fire over a general market inquiry or stock ticker symbol and get real-time quotes and news delivered back. A few additional features allow users to set alerts on price drops or increases on selected stocks or funds, predict pricing, share information, and even play stock prediction games.Yahoo News — @YahooNewsThis bot gives users access to what’s happening in the world, including trending topics, top stories and a search feature that allows you to search for news that’s pertinent to you.Yahoo Weather — @YahooWeatherThis bot gives users quick updates on weather, along with local images from Flickr. Users can caption these images and quickly share and also add in their friend’s cities to follow along with their weather.MonkeyPet — @MonkeyPetUnlike the others, this bot doesn’t pull in the usual Yahoo information — at all. Instead, this allows users to adopt a digital monkey that loves to take selfies (on top of Flickr photos, of course). The monkey will tell you when it’s hungry, and you can feed it with emoji food and unlock different items as the monkey “travels” around.For more information on these bots, head on over to the official tumblr post from Yahoo.From our sponsors: Yahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook Messengerlast_img read more

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