No NCAA season 94 basketball games today

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) management committee chair Frank Gusi of host Perpetual Help announced there will be no basketball games today at Filoil Flying V Centre due to the forecast of inclement weather. As such, the seniors and juniors matches between Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College, Perpetual and College of St. Benilde, and Arellano and San Beda University will be rescheduled in the latter part of the first round of the double-round elimination.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIEScenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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’ 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacquiao arrives in Malaysia ahead of title fight vs Matthysse View comments MOST READlast_img read more

STAND-OFF AT FERRY AS SWIMMERS USE BOAT AS DIVING BOARD

first_imgThe Foyle Rambler ferry being used as a diving board! PIcture by Brendan Flanagan.A number of people were involved in a ‘stand-off” with the operators of the Lough Swilly Ferry service yesterday.The people, who were swimming at Buncrana Pier, too exception to the Foyle Rambler ferry docking at the pier.Some of the group then boarded the boat and climbed to the top and began diving off the boat. Eye-witnesses said the Captain asked them to get off the ferry, but they refused.Swimmers at the pier in Buncrana before the ferry docked. Picture by Brendan Flanagan.On a number of occasions he tried to get the men from climbing up on top of the ferry to dive off the boat.Staff on the boat eventually made a phonecall and the men eventually dispersed.The men, who had been drinking cans of alcohol, began shouting at the captain of the ferry. The ferry finally pulled out at 4.40pm. STAND-OFF AT FERRY AS SWIMMERS USE BOAT AS DIVING BOARD was last modified: July 21st, 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:ferryFoyle Ramblerstand-offlast_img read more

STUNNING DONEGAL SINGER CHANELE GETS TV GIG AFTER WINNING NATIONAL COMPETITION

first_imgA young Donegal singer has been voted the best in Ireland in an emerging talent competition – and will make her TV debut this weekend.Stunning musician Chanele McGuinness made the final three today from more than 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission battled it out live in the RTE Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show.And the public – and judges – gave Chanele the coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show with Brendan O’Connor this Saturday evening.Chanele, who is just 21, stunned both John Murray and his guests with her performance today.So much so that she’s now being invited to play the Electric Picnic. She also won a free recording deal at a top Dublin studio. Her music is a combination of honest lyrics with warm melodies and simple acoustic guitar parts. Her style is often described as haunting.“I’m absolutely delighted,” she said on air, thanking her competitors for their support in Dublin this morning.Studio judges Cait O’Riordan, Jerry Fish and Caroline Henry were blown away by her performance with Fish giving her the Electric Picnic invite.“It was an absolutely stunning performance,” said Fish, “I’ve fallen in love with Chanele’s music.”To see how good she is, click play to watch her video of ‘Stay’.And tune in to the Saturday Night Show this weekend on RTE1. STUNNING DONEGAL SINGER CHANELE GETS TV GIG AFTER WINNING NATIONAL COMPETITION was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballyshannonchanele McGuinnnessJohn Murray Showlast_img read more

Forum of Africa’s elder statesmen

first_img16 January 2006A select club of former African heads of state, chaired by former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano and with former South African president Nelson Mandela as its patron, has been established as an informal network to help strategise plans for the development of the continent.Chissano, who spearheaded the initiative, was elected chair of the Africa Forum at the body’s inaugural meeting in Maputo, Mozambique last week. The former president of Benin, Nicophore Soglo, was elected deputy chair.Its members include former United Nations secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt, and former Organisation of African Unity (OAU) secretary-generals William Mboumouma of Cameroon and Ahmed Salim Ahmed of Tanzania.Other former presidents on the forum are: Botswana’s Quett Masire; Burundi’s Pierre Buyoya; Cape Verde’s Aristides Pereira and Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro; Ghana’s Jerry Rawlings; Guinea-Bissau’s Henrique Rosa; Madagascar’s Norbert Ratsirahonana; Malawi’s Bakili Muluzi; Carl Ossmann and Cassam Eteem of Mauritius; Nigeria’s Yakubu Gowon; Miguel Trovoada of Sao Tome and Principe; Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa and Hassan Mwinyi; and Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda.The forum’s brainstorming sessions will keep in mind the goals of the African Union (AU), which replaced the OAU, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).The body’s first annual meeting will be held in mid-2006, when an executive secretariat will be established.“It is a group of elders,” said John Pesha, interim executive secretary of the Africa Forum and a former Tanzanian diplomat based in South Africa. “Elders do not reprimand – they advise. This is a forum aimed at networking and complementing work in the area of peacemaking.”Chissano said that the forum was an informal platform where former African leaders could map out strategies to assist with the political, economic and social development of the continent.The former leaders said in a statement that they were encouraged by the emergence of democracy and a culture of peace in Africa, and pleased that more African heads of state were relinquishing power when their terms of office expired.Pesha said the forum, established with the support of the Africa Institute of South Africa, would approach the South African government about the possibility of basing the secretariat’s offices in SA.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Deep Rose Flower Headband Hair Crown Festival Boho Garland Vtg Burgundy N06 *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY* – for a friend and I know she will be happy with this

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‘Game of Thrones’ Thrives on Social Media. Its Author, Not So Much

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts markhachman A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit In the years before cable television and DVRs, a limited number of broadcast TV channels forced Americans to choose from a small selection of programs at any one time, creating a built-in audience. As cable channels proliferated, American audiences splintered. And while studio execs can test-screen both movies and TV shows, Twitter provides provides genuine fan input that the executives said they take to heart.“Sometimes we’ll watch an episode and have the Twitter feed going, and it’s just like being in a theater, in a way,” Weiss said. “It sort of brings the communal nature of the experience back after it disappeared for so long.”Martin’s Own Song Of Ice…At age 64, Martin has prompted concerns that he, like fellow epic fantasy writer Robert Jordan, won’t live to see his series conclude. The fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011. HBO’s third season covers the first half of A Storm of Swords, the third book in the series.“It’s coming,” Martin said of the sixth book, The Winds of Winter. “It’s not going to be done next week. It’s going to be another giant, 1,500 page book. But I’m making progress. I don’t feel comfortable predicting when these things are going to be done, because every time I do I turn out to be wrong and then everybody gets upset.”center_img For all of his anachronistic writing style, however, Martin showed a distinct aptitude for understanding his fans’ mindset, especially regarding piracy.… And FireMartin said:We have to contend with our show being the most pirated show in the world, with most of it coming from Australia. They delay it six months there, so people won’t wait before they download it. I think we’re moving toward a thing where there will be no more delays, to make a show in America where the American director, studio, or producers [won’t] sell it to foreign markets, and broadcasters puts it on six months later or whenever they feel like putting it on. That’s gone now.Martin added that he was proud to work with HBO, which commits to an entire season of a new show, in contrast to the fickle whims of network executives. Had The Wire debuted on NBC, he said, it would have been off the air in three episodes. (And that’s being charitable.)His comments prompted a question to Benioff and Weiss — did they expect to air adaptations of Martin’s entire series on HBO? “God, I hope so,” Benioff responded. When the two went to HBO to pitch the show, it was a rare thing to have creators know exactly where the show was going to begin, move through, and end. (Martin has revealed to the two how he expects Thrones to wrap up.)“I think it would be something that we would be proud of for our whole lives,” Benioff said. “You don’t get that many chances for something that special. We’re hoping we can make it.” Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#HBO#social media HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones thrives on social media. But you can’t say the same of George R.R. Martin, its original author.A George R.R. Martin Twitter account, for instance, has almost 50,000 followers — but no updates at all. (FYI, it’s not a Twitter-verified account. If it’s a fake, it’s a fairly convincing one, in a contrarian sort of way.) Martin’s Web site could most charitably be described as having a distinctly late 1990s look, and his “Not a Blog” — which the author does update fairly regularly — is hosted on… LiveJournal.At the San Francisco premiere of Thrones’ third season Wednesday night, Martin admitted to writing his novels on a PC that still runs MS-DOS, using WordStar 4.0. “I would still prefer to tie parchments to the legs of ravens,” the author joked.Twitter Is ComingThings couldn’t be more different at the show itself. At the premiere event, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said that Twitter allows them to receive real-time feedback of what works and what doesn’t. Martin added that he believed worldwide hits like Thrones helping to break down licensing barriers around the world.“One of the things that’s really fun about Twitter in particular is that there’s a fan site Winter Is Coming, and they do this sort of real time, as the show airs, what people are saying on Twitter,” Benioff said. “And for us, we don’t get to watch the shows with an audience. For us, it’s a rare thing where we’re there with a group of people. Mainly it’s people watching TV in their homes. So it’s not a communal experience.“The one thing that’s fun about the Twitter feed is that the reactions in real time the shocking moment, whether it’s Ned’s death, the way Twitter lights up,” Benioff added. “So it’s fascinating, just fascinating to see. There’s the world map of Twitter, where people can see what’s trending and it spikes in Turkey. And to know that our show is popular in Turkey, that’s fantastic.”last_img read more

Day-night Test: Morne Morkel leaves Zimbabwe reeling after South Africa declare at 309/9

first_imgMorne Morkel ran through Zimbabwe top order to leave the visitors reeling on the first day of the day-night Test at Port Elizabeth. (Scorecard)Morkel picked up three wickets to reduce Zimbabwe to 30/4 at the close of play on the first day of the four-day contest after South Africa declared their first innings at 309 for nine.Morkel removed Zimbabwe’s most experienced batsman Hamilton Masakadza with the first ball of their innings and Chamu Chibhabha and Brendan Taylor were also dismissed as the visitors made a tentative start under lights.Craig Ervine was also out to Vernon Philander, leaving debutant Ryan Burl (15) and nightwatchman Kyle Jarvis to see out the day.Aiden Markram scored 125 and AB de Villiers chipped in with a half century as South Africa opted to bat in the first-ever four-day Test and looked to be on course for a big score.But after amassing 251 runs for the loss of four wickets, the hosts lost five wickets in adding only an additional 58 runs after the dinner break before deciding to Test Zimbabwe with the pink ball in their first Test under lights.Masakadza was trapped lbw and Morkel had Chibhabha caught at second slip by Temba Bavuma and Taylor taken behind without scoring.Zimbabwe will start the second day 279 runs behind, seeking to avoid being asked to follow on.The 23-year-old Markram confirmed his potential with a second ton in his third Test as he led from the top of the innings, featuring in a 72-run opening stand with Dean Elgar (31).advertisementDe Villiers got much more work than he would have expected on his return to the Test arena after a hiatus of almost two years after taking time off from the first class game.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

HP police to recruit 1,000 police personnel soon: Jai Ram Thakur

first_imgShimla, Nov 12 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh police will recruit 1,000 personnel soon, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday, while presiding over the closing ceremony of 50th HP Police Sports Meet held at Dharamshala in Kangra district. Thakur announced establishment of Police Housing Corporation and said Rs 50 crore would be provided for it. He said the state has “challenging topography” and that policing is more difficult here compared to other states. “It is important to keep our force fit and events of this kind play a vital role for this,” the CM said. He gave away prizes to the winners of different events organised on the occasion. Northern range won first prize in football, central range bagged the same in volleyball, central range in basketball and south range in athletics. Constables Bhanu Prakash and Dinesh Kumar were declared best athletes. Southern range bagged overall best team in sports and athletics. Later, Thakur unveiled a souvenir produced by the organisers of the sports meet. After welcoming the chief minister and other dignitaries, Director General of Police SR Mardi said the three-day sports meet has been a success as the sports persons exhibited good spirit and talent. He said the state police has made its presence felt in the national-level police meet by winning gold and silver medals in various events. Mardi said the state police was committed to making the state drug-free, for which a massive campaign has been launched. He said the state police has destroyed cannabis from 21,000 bighas in HP. PTI DJI PTI INDINDadvertisementlast_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino disappointed by Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to sign players

first_imgMauricio Pochettino is disappointed by Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to sign any player in the January transfer window but the manager says his team will keep fighting to finish as high up the table as they can.Spurs are the first team in the Premier League era not to sign a player in consecutive transfer windows but despite the lack of fresh faces they sit behind only Liverpool and Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s home game against Newcastle United.”Of course I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot sign, I need to stick with the project of the club,” Pochettino told his weekly news conference.”Of course (I am) disappointed because we are in a very good position and maybe with a help from some players we can remove the excuse that we are not a real contender.”But we are close … and we will fight to the end to be as high as we can.”Spurs were linked with a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on transfer deadline day, but the 25-year-old joined Crystal Palace on loan in a deal announced after the window closed on Thursday.Pochettino, who declined to comment on Batshuayi, said he would allow Dutch striker Vincent Janssen back into the first team after the player failed to secure a move away.Janssen, who joined Spurs in 2016, had been training with the under-23 side.”He is going to be involved with the first team from today, like another player with chances to be involved or play” Pochettino said.advertisementAlso Read | Premier League January transfer spending fall for first time since 2012Also Watch:last_img read more