NEW DELHI (AP):Opener Jason Roy smashed a quick-fire 78 as England beat New Zealand by seven wickets yesterday to reach the final of the World Twenty20 in convincing style.Roy clobbered 11 fours and two sixes off 44 balls during his maiden T20 half-century, as England scored 159-3 in 17.1 overs after Ben Stokes (3-26) helped restrict New Zealand to 153-8.England, the champions in 2010, will face the winner of the other semi-final between India and the West Indies in Mumbai today.Roy, who had scored 42 against Sri Lanka and 43 against South Africa in earlier matches of the tournament, took the game away from a team that had won all their previous four games by defending totals.He set the tempo by smashing four fours off the opening over from left-arm pace bowler Corey Anderson and went on to exhibit some fine shots in front and square of the wicket.Roy lofted and pulled fluently to add 82 in only 8.1 overs for the opening stand with Alex Hales (20) and continued in the same vein as England reached 100-1 in only 10.2 overs.Roy was bowled by leg-spinner Ish Sodhi with England needing 44 off 48 deliveries.SEALING THE WINSodhi also trapped Eoin Morgan leg-before wicket off the next delivery, but Jos Buttler (32 not out) and Joe Root (27 not out) saw the team through with Buttler sealing the win with a six off spinner Mitchell Santner.”It was a chance to get off to a great start on a decent wicket,” Roy said. “I gave it a crack and it came off. I got a few boundaries early and kept going from there.”Earlier, England’s bowlers took charge after the mid overs and strangled New Zealand in the death overs.Put in to bat, New Zealand had kept a steady pace of runs with Colin Munro smashing three consecutive fours off Liam Plunkett to take the score to the 50-run mark in 5.4 overs while the 100 was reached in 12.2 overs.Munro boosted the score in the mid overs, adding 74 for the second wicket with captain Kane Williamson, who struck a 28-ball 32.New Zealand lost seven wickets for 62 runs following that partnership, the last 10 overs of the innings yielding only 64 runs in the face of some tight bowling from both the pace bowlers and the spinners.”I knew we were probably a touch short,” Williamson said. “The 180-mark was realistic and it would have been a closer game. We were beaten by a far better team. We weren’t able to stem the flow of runs – it was a fantastic knock by Jason Roy.”
Peza offers relief to ecozone firms But no one is trying to figure out where Thompson will end up in basketball’s endless narrative. There’s too much road to travel before we get there—and the former Perpetual star still has a lot to achieve.“He’s just scratching the surface,” Cone said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He’s got one notch under his belt now, winning the Finals MVP after Ginebra’s conquest of San Miguel Beer in the Commissioner’s Cup. Under the glare of the spotlight and surrounded by the love and cheers of Ginebra’s faithful, Thompson chose the path of magnanimity.“I don’t know if I deserve the Finals MVP because that wasn’t my focus,” the Davao native said in Filipino. “But we, as a team, deserve the championship.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 25-year-old Thompson averaged 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in six games in the Finals. He came up biggest when Ginebra needed him the most, sealing Game 5 with clutch baskets in the stretch—20 points, 11 rebounds in an 87-83 triumph—and then providing Justin Brownlee with much needed additional firepower—12 points, 13 rebounds, five assists—in the 93-77 Game 6 victory.And the love showered by the fans was fitting. Thompson, after all, did everything he could for his team with the Ginebra fans in mind.“In the last two games, the fans were my motivation,” Thompson said. “They’re the ones who came from far places just to watch us play. Some of them would even borrow money so they could buy tickets. That’s why I wanted to play for them.”“My game really stepped up because the fans were my inspiration.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scottie Thompson is the Finals MVP. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone has very little doubt about where history will place Scottie Thompson when the gutsy guard’s career is over.“He might go down as one of the all-time greats,” said Cone, whose 21 PBA titles certainly qualify him to make such a call. “The stuff he does in games, he does in practice all the time. He’s a really special kid.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Guiao keeping an even keel amid Clarkson situation Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Controversial NCAA ending The league’s leadership reached the decision at the end of its annual planning session in this gambling capital, as members of the league’s board started going about their separate vacations on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).The next season starts with the Philippine Cup on Jan. 13. The import-spiced Commissioner’s Cup and Governors’ Cup, meanwhile, will push the schedule close to Christmas as the league would take breaks for the national team.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 ChrissDuring this same meeting, the board reaffirmed its complete support to the national program by agreeing to bend backwards again to accommodate the participation of the Meralco Bolts in the Fiba Champions Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, later this month.“We will suspend our games whenever the national team needs to play in a tournament,” commissioner Willie Marcial said. “Even if we have [Gilas] players playing in a [PBA] Finals, we will adjust our schedule.” “The season will take long because, should the Philippines make it to the main draw in China, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will be asking for a four-week stretch to have the team practice together,” said SBP president and Meralco board representative Al Panlilio.“Without a doubt, the partnership and relationship of the PBA and SBP has really strengthened,” chair Ricky Vargas of PLDT said. “We became stronger.The board members had also earlier agreed to tinker with the league’s constitution and bylaws to restructure term limits on the offices of the league chair and commissioner.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LAS VEGAS—The Philippine Basketball Association faces long seasons starting next year as it aims to accommodate the national team as much as possible while continuing to cater to its home fans by staging three conferences each year.With a possible stint in the World Cup in China in August and a sure participation in the Southeast Asian Games the country will be hosting next year, the PBA will open as early as January and close shop in December.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Osaka, the eighth seed in Beijing, similarly thrashed unseeded American Danielle Collins 6-1, 6-0 in the previous round and is showcasing the ruthlessness that saw her beat Williams in a controversial New York final.The Japanese will face home hope Zhang Shuai in the last eight in the Chinese capital after Zhang pulled off a shock in defeating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber.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 ChrissChina Open organizers have had the players competing in a “chopstick challenge” and Zhang and the German Kerber are currently winning.Told that she was well behind both with her score, Osaka joked: “We’re not talking about that. MOST READ Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return during her women’s singles third round match against Julia Goerges of Germany at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERHer chopstick skills might not be the best but Naomi Osaka says an improvement in her focus is behind a run of success that culminated in winning the US Open.The 20-year-old, who stunned Serena Williams to win her maiden Grand Slam last month, was devastating against 10th seed Julia Goerges of Germany on Thursday, winning 6-1, 6-2 in 65 minutes to speed into the China Open quarter-finals.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Osaka meets unseeded Zhang next after the Chinese world number 45 emerged from a see-saw battle with third seed Kerber.Zhang, 29, grabbed the first set 6-1, before reigning Wimbledon champion Kerber fought back to win the second 6-2.Zhang stepped up a gear in the decider, taking the set with a comprehensive 6-0 to thrill the home crowd. Kerber said that she had been troubled by a problem with her right knee, but refused to blame that for the defeat.“I was not feeling the best at the beginning of the match, but then I was playing better and better,” said the 30-year-old.“At the end she played a good third set — she took her chances and played a really solid match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments #KicksStalker: New LeBron 16 is built for the strong Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Come on, with Shuai, let’s face it… But the thing is, I hold chopsticks in a weird way anyways.”Turning more serious, the world number six, said: “On the court I have to think ‘focus’ because it’s not something that’s natural to me.“It’s something that I’ve been working on throughout this whole year and I think it finally clicked, or at least it’s more consistent.”Osaka, who appears increasingly at ease with the media, joking and chatting freely, said that she had also brought more consistency to her game.“Not so many unforced errors (compared to a year ago). I’m not sure how many I hit today, but sometimes last year I think I was hitting a lot.”ADVERTISEMENT 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
Madam Florence Baingana, a World Health Organization (WHO) representative from Uganda currently in the country, has called on Liberians to embrace Ebola survivors in their communities.Madam Baingana made the call last Wednesday during a two-day workshop organized by Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation (KtK) with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) and facilitated by the World Health Organization as well as the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare The workshop brought together stakeholders, KtK implementing partners, “Ten Women Groups” as well as Ebola survivors from Montserrado, Lofa and Maryland counties.Community dwellers and house owners should embrace survivors who have been fortunate to return from the Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) and stop frustrating them with stigmatization, she said.The WHO representative, who spoke on the impact of EVD stigma in the community and means of addressing it, expressed fear that stigmatizing Ebola survivors would expose them and discourage others affected to voluntarily report themselves for treatment to any ETU or nearby health center. They would fear being singled out or isolated by their own community and friends.She noted that all Ebola survivors have horrible experiences and that it was necessary to assemble them to explain their stories to one another as a way of removing the stress they have encountered.Madam Baigana said some of the Ebola survivors who talked to her indicated that most Liberians are refusing Ebola survivor tenants for fear that they (owners) and their families might contract the disease.She also told the participants that the Ebola cases are reducing but Liberians need to keep washing their hands and observing other health measures.“Please keep washing your hands and stop bathing dead bodies,” Madam Baigana cautioned the participants.In her opening statement earlier, Madam Rie Lukowski, Field Representative of KtK Liberia, said her organization is providing assistance to Ebola survivors and stakeholders as well as women’s groups by giving them support in the prevention and control of Ebola.Madam Lukowski told the participants that they should avoid finger pointing against one another and be role models in society.False Alarm, Election OvertakeAlso speaking, the Deputy Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, Asatu Bah–Kenneth, who shared her experience at the workshop, observed that many people are giving false alarms to the various call centers and when the response teams arrive there are no cases.She then used the occasion to call on all Liberians to desist from such behavior and help kick Ebola out of Liberia.One participant sharing her experience said that election had taken the front seat and displaced Ebola. “Our Lawmakers know very well that “we have sickness in the country, and pushing for holding the Senatorial election spells danger,” she said.Isolate Male Ebola SurvivorsMajority of the participants disclosed that the male Ebola survivors who are coming from the centers need to be kept somehow in isolation for about three months, because some of them are forcing their wives to have sex with them.“And when that happens, you will notice that the virus will spread more. So we need a place for our men to be for three months,” they suggested.Woman to WomanKvinna till Kvinna, which literally means “Woman to Woman,” cooperates with women’s organizations working for women’s rights and peace.According to its dossier, Kvinna till Kvinna, supports more than 130 women’s organizations in five regions afflicted by conflict: Central and Western Africa, the Middle East, the South Caucasus and the Western Balkans.KtK provides information about the situation facing women in conflict zones and the important work for peace that women’s organizations carry out. It also does advocacy work in Sweden and internationally to try to increase women’s representation in peace processes. Through contract teaching initiatives such as the ITP programme, KtK uses its expertise to spread knowledge about women, peace and security.Kvinna till Kvinna has a feminist perspective. This means that it strives for a society where women and men have the same social, political and economic rights. Its aim is to help strengthen the position of women so that women and men may be part of shaping their societies to the same extent and on equal terms. In KtK’s view, gender bias and inequality in power structures are the main underlying causes of social inequalities, and they are consequently an obstacle to democracy, development and peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,A no-confidence motion was filed against the Government last month before the date of announcement of the budget presentation. There is debate on when the no-confidence motion can be heard and its meaning. I researched the issue while visiting the United Kingdom where several Members of Parliament have written to the Speaker of the House of Commons asking for a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. Parliamentary conventions dictate that the no-confidence motion takes precedence over other matters.The parliamentary leader of the coalition, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said debate on the motion is not a priority of the Government. It should be. Ironically, a similar no-confidence motion was filed by Nagamootoo against the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government in November 2014. The AFC made it a priority and demanded immediate debate. The PPP Government respected that motion and made it a priority, so much so that no other matter was discussed and Parliament was dissolved because the Government lacked numbers to pass the floor test.A no-confidence motion must be heard urgently (immediately) unless there is a more compelling piece of legislation before Parliament. It is a debate to hold the Government accountable for its policies and laws. It is common for a government to face a no- confidence motion when it badly loses a local or state election. A no-confidence motion is a very important proposed act or mechanism on whether the elected body has confidence for the continuation of the Government. Its purpose is to expose the errors and blunders of the Government with the hope of toppling it when a vote is taken. Once debated and voted upon, and if passed by a simple majority, the Government resigns. New elections are immediately triggered – it had happened in Germany, the UK, Australia, Canada, Barbados, India, New Zealand, etc.As is the convention in parliamentary forms of governance, any important piece of legislation, like those pertaining to budgetary matters, is also considered as a no- confidence motion and several Governments were forced to resign after losing budgetary bills. If a government can’t get its budget approved, as Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge noted last week, it must also resign. But a budget debate and vote can’t replace a no-confidence motion which is specific and different from a budget vote.The research on no-confidence motions reveal that such a parliamentary motion is debated in the order, it is presented as a proposed act of parliament. In the Guyana case, unless the proposed budget presentation was tabled before the budget presentation, then the no-confidence motion takes precedence. Experts also feel that a no-confidence motion should take precedence over a budgetary matter or other legislative acts even if filed after those. In England, where I was last week, there was discussion on a no-confidence motion filed by several Members of Parliament. It requires 48 MPs to write to the Speaker asking for a no-confidence vote. The numbers are growing and there could be one soon in the UK. The no-confidence debate and vote supersede all other motions or debates, including a budget. It is accepted that if a parliament does not have confidence in the Government, then there is no point in presenting a budget or other legislative act. New elections will have to be held and the new government will have to prepare the budget necessary for Government functioning.Once a motion of no confidence is presented to Parliament, it must be debated before new legislative acts, including the Budget, unless the mover of the motion or Parliament agrees to put off the debate. The mover has to withdraw the motion. Several motions of confidence were presented before the Parliament in Trinidad (between 2010 and 2015) and they took precedence over other proposed debates. In Guyana, in late 2014, then President Donald Ramotar accepted that a no-confidence motion filed under Nagamootoo’s name and supported by the A Partnership for National Unity – APNU (PNC) took precedence over other matters. Ramotar recognised and accepted that the no-confidence motion took precedence over other matters. Instead of debating the motion, Ramotar prorogued and then dissolved Parliament. He should have made deals with the Opposition (like forming a coalition) that would have seen him retaining office and the presidency perhaps until now. He gambled with fresh elections and was ousted from office by the Granger Administration.Once a no-confidence vote is taken and the government loses, the vote can’t be reversed by replacing Government MPs who voted against the Government. There can’t be another vote. The Government collapses and new elections are held. Any other act is unconstitutional.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisram
Assistant finance minister Benedict Kolubah presents the concept of Pro-poor Towards the Development of PAPDThe Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has begun a week-long consultation meeting to solicit citizen’s views from citizens in the diaspora on what development should be prioritized under President George Manneh Weah’s Pro-Poor agenda policy.The meeting, which started on Monday, 23 April at the Paynesville City Hall, under the theme: “National Development Planning Sectoral Consultation Towards Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PADA)” with sub-theme: “Promoting a Participatory Development Planning Process” will address five thematic areas including health, infrastructures, education, youth development and the economy.The consultation brought together government officials from line Ministries and Agencies, partners, private sector, among others, under the theme; Promoting Participatory Development Planning Process.Giving an overview of the exercise, Tanneh Brunson, deputy finance minister for budget, noted that if the policy should be effected, the government should begin by ensuring greater equity at the start of the growth process, citing land rights or by decreasing inequality during the growth process, such as making low skilled jobs more readily available and thereby pushing up wages among the poor.According to her, the objective is to obtain input from participants to adequately identify pro-poor policies which are directly impacting on poverty, and do not have unfavorable consequences on growth and may even promote it.The consultation brought together government officials from line Ministries and Agencies, partners and private sector, among others“As we deliberate, and develop our path out of poverty, we have to focus not only on the growth of opportunities, but also on internal constraints, on aspirations and behaviors that limit poor people’s ability to participate. Let’s us also sustained process of poverty reduction by making sure that our strategy focuses on reducing inequality, through redistribution of assets or income.“So the objective of this engagement is to obtain your input as we identify pro-poor policies which directly impacting on poverty do not have unfavorable consequences on growth and may even promote it,” she said.According to her, public policies need to influence both the process of generation and distribution of income in such a way as to disproportionately benefit the poor.Assistant Minister for Budget at Finance, Benedict Kolubah said the ministry hopes to achieve an inclusive and participatory national development plan that considers the plights of people in the diasporas, the sectors, counties, and ever here for the next five years.“We are following the principles of development, because we have partners that are supporting us, including the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP) and others are interested in the plan that we have develop so they can make they inputs that will be beneficiary to this government,” Kolubah added.According to him, the pro-poor agenda considers five thematic areas, including Agriculture, Health, Infrastructure Development, Youth Development, and the Economy that would be prioritized in the next five years.He said in line with mandate from President George Manneh Weah, the current effort is aimed at identifying interventions that would lift the people from one level to another, explaining that in the 2018, 2019 national budget US$78 million is allotted to prioritize these five thematic areas.“We expected to have a national development plan by June this year, to have the launch, and move from one county to another to gather views to have the plan achieve its goals,” said Kolubah.Presenting on the concept of Pro-poor Towards the Development of PAPD, Benedict Kolubah, assistant finance minister, told the gathering that under President Weah led government over 250,000 youth will benefit as part of the youth reorientation an empowerment program.He said they will establish and operate comprehensive integrated sports academy programs in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
So, it looks like Zlatan Ibrahimovic is bound for Old Trafford. The Swedish maverick made an announcement on his Instagram confirming his next destination will be Manchester United, so we thought it would be a good excuse to look back at his stunning goal against England in 2012. Sweden marked the opening of their new national stadium with the clash against Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions – and they were 4-2 winners. Ibrahimovic scored four on the night past Joe Hart – who plays for his new club’s rivals Man City – including an outrageous overhead kick.The Swedish star had already netted a hat-trick before adding his fourth shortly before the full-time whistle. Hart came out of his area to head clear, into the path of Ibrahimovic, whose 30-yard overhead kick looped into an open goal, much to the delight of Zlatan’s worldwide following. Can he beat Hart again in the Manchester derby? Click the video above to relive the moment, including talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore, who was on commentary.
Letterkenny Credit Union is offering a cut-price loan deal to help members pay for the cost of Christmas and stop them from going to loan sharks.The organisation is offering a seasonal loan of €1,000 with just €1,020 to pay back for a period of up to 40 weeks.Under the slogan ‘Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle’, the credit union is offering the deal to all its members. Manager of Letterkenny Credit Union Gordon Randles said the offer was first made available last Christmas and proved hugely popular.Now the credit union has decided to offer the same loan deal again with the least amount of interest of any offer across Donegal.Last Christmas the €1,000 loan deal was taken up by hundreds of members who used the cash advance to spend on items over the festive season.A number of illegal money-lenders are now operating across Letterkenny and Co Donegal. Many are charging huge interest on loans after traditional avenues of money lending including banks stopped offering short-term loans. CREDIT UNION TO BEAT LOAN SHARKS WITH CHEAP CHRISTMAS LOANS was last modified: November 7th, 2012 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:CHristmasLetterkenny Credit Unionloan sharksloans
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