Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Brazil’s Neymar (right) prepares to kick the ball and score during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (Photo by SERGEI GRITS / AP)SAMARA, Russia — Neymar flaunted his flair and his theatrics with a goal and an assist Monday to lead Brazil into the quarterfinals at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Mexico.The world’s most expensive player put Brazil in the lead after his back-heel released Willian, who then sent the ball into the penalty area. Neymar slid in to tap in the opener in the 51st minute.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Reyes says Australia’s Kickert ‘triggered the brawl’ after hit on Pogoy View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Neymar then showed his unselfish side, crossing for Robert Firmino to score in the 88th minute. Neymar has 11 goals and nine assists in his last 19 games for Brazil.It looked like Neymar’s game – or even his World Cup – could be over with 20 minutes to go. It turned out to be pure histrionics. Writhing in agony after his right ankle was stepped on by Miguel Layun, Neymar managed to get back on his feet. But not before trying a stamp on Layun himself. Both escaped punishment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe five-time World Cup champions will next face either Japan or Belgium in their seventh straight quarterfinal match, the stage they have reached at every World Cup since 1994.Not so for the Mexicans, who have lost in the round of 16 seven straight times.last_img read more

Results from night one of the Chuckwagon races at the DC Exhibition

first_imgThe World Professional Chuckwagon Association helped kick off the 89th Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede in style.  Below are the aggregate results after the first of four heats.  The top four chuckwagons in the aggregate standings will battle on Sunday night to determine the winner.  The second round of racing will start at 6:30 p.m. At the Fair Grounds.- Advertisement -Place Driver              Total      Points1         Chad Harden 1:16.02    362         Evan Salmond 1:16.89  353         Mark Sutherland 1:16.99 34Advertisement 18       Buddy Bensmiller 1:18.60 1919       Codey McCurrach 1:18.61 1820       Chance Bensmiller 1:18.72 1721       Kirk Sutherland 1:18.73 1622       Jason Johnstone 1:18.74 1523       Doug Irvine 1:18.76             1424       Layne MacGillivray 1:18.82 1325       Troy Flad 1:18.90 1226       Troy Dorchester 1:19.01 1127       Jordie Fike 1:19.13 1028       Jason Glass 1:19.15 729        Mike Vigen 1:19.17 830        Lincoln Douglas 1:19.52 731        Darcy Flad 1:19.88 632        Brian Mayan 1:20.14 533        Dave Galloway 1:21.08 434        Cliff Cunningham 1:22.39 335        Mitch Sutherland 1:24.16 236        Rae Croteau Jr. 0:00.00 0 8         Tim Haroldson 1:17.46   299         Grant Profit 1:17.47         2810       Colt Cosgrave 1:17.49   2711       Kelly Sutherland 1:17.69 2612       Jerry Bremner 1:17.74     25Advertisement 4         Rick Fraser 1:17.02         335         Cody Ridsdale 1:17.30   326         Obrey Motowylo 1:17.33 317         Kurt Bensmiller 1:17.45  30Advertisement 13       Hugh Sinclair 1:17.76      2414       Luke Tournier 1:17.81     2315       Barry Hodgson 1:18.18   2216       Reg Johnstone 1:18.27   2117       John Walters 1:18.30       20Advertisementlast_img read more

Stone suppliers protest CHEC Surinamese imports

first_img– as GMSA calls on Govt to protect local contentGovernment must do more to ensure that there is greater protection or consideration for local content when it comes to the implementation of foreign funded, or foreign executed contracts.This is the view held by President of the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA), Eon Caesar, who during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Thursday, confirmed that at least two local stone suppliers have lodged complaints given the news that a Suriname-based quarrying company has been awarded a mega contract to supply stones for a local project.Caesar was at the time making reference to the reported US$7.5 million contract awarded to Suriname’s State-owned mining company Grassalco, to supply some 300,000 tonnes of crushed stone over a 12-month period for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion project – currently being undertaken by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).Caesar told Guyana Times that while CHEC was a private company that would have to make its own decisions with regard to completing its project within the stipulated timeframe and specifications, the project was being funded by taxpayers and as such, it was imperative for Government to do more to protect local products.Speaking to the complaints lodged by at least two local suppliers, Caesar said even if it was a case that one of the companies could not meet the demand in terms of the amount of stones requested, at least both companies together could have met the quota.“Even if one could not supply all, both could have fulfilled the order,” Caesar said.According to international reports, Surinamese Grassalco and Zhong Da International Engineering Company will deliver the material in partnership to CHEC in Guyana.The contracts were reportedly signed by Grassalco’s Chief Executive Officer, Sergio Akiemboto; Zhong Da International Engineering Company General Manager Wu Qiong, and CHEC Project Manager Sun Wei.The Guyana CHEC Contract is reportedly the largest contract the State-owned company has signed with a foreign contractor. The issue of protecting local labour and businesses was catapulted into the limelight during the construction of the US$58 million Marriott Hotel where Guyanese labour and supplies were largely not used by the Chinese contractor.The matter was also recently raised again by representatives of the local Private Sector Commission (PSC) following the discovery of oil offshore Guyana by ExxonMobil. Local content in that case has been defined as the quantum/percentage of locally produced materials, personnel, financing, goods and services rendered to the oil industry and which can be measured in monetary terms.Presidential Adviser Eric Phillips recently called for the necessary legislation to be put in place to protect local content.Phillips said if managed strategically and if good governance became the norm in Government and the Private Sector, exponential growth in Guyana’s economy was a real possibility with the discovery of oil.He had called for a Local Content Bill, which he argued was “an absolute necessity at this time during the early days of oil exploration… Exxon and other multinational entities who occupy the value chain of oil production and associated industries should know from day one that Guyanese must be involved in the initial spend to produce oil and later as oil is produced.”last_img read more

‘Jagdeo will win next elections’

first_imgLatest NACTA poll…if he runs again for officeThe findings of an opinion poll conducted earlier this month by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) show that a majority of voters endorse the judicial ruling of the (now retired) Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, in the Appeal Court.Former President Bharrat JagdeoThat ruling states that the people are sovereign over the Parliament, and should exercise their vote in a referendum to amend the Constitution.The latest NACTA poll also reveals that former President, Bharrat Jagdeo “will win the next general election” if he were to be presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C). “However, a majority of eligible voters expressed serious reservations over whether the next election will be free and fair,” the poll stated.The poll, of 402 respondents, was conducted by well-known and internationally acclaimed pollster Dr Vishnu Bisram for the reputable NACTA polling organisation. Bisram said voters were interviewed to reflect the diversity of the demographic composition (43% Indian, 31% African, 16% Mixed, 9% Amerindian, and others 1%) of the population.Asked if they support the (2-1 majority) ruling of Chancellor Carl Singh’s Appeal Court upholding the judgment of the (now retired) Chief Justice Ian Chang: that Presidential term limit is unconstitutional without a referendum, 58% said “yes”, 30% said “no”, and others did not offer a response. Respondents are divided largely along party and racial affiliation in their answers.Ironically, many voters who endorse the courts’ ruling on the unconstitutionality of the amendment on Presidential term limits are generally supportive of term limits, but like the learned judges, they feel it should be done in a referendum. The overwhelming majority (73%) of respondents feel there is need for a new constitution; one approved by the population in a free and fair referendum to limit the powers of the executive and empower the population. ‘Only PNC supporters are supportive of the current Burnham constitution that was foisted on the population through fraud in 1980. Asked if they feel the next general election will be free and fair, 60% said “No” with 31% saying “Yes”, and the others not offering an opinion. Voters do not feel that the dominant PNC in the governing coalition would allow a free and fair election. They also feel the AFC and WPA elements in the coalition regime would endorse a fraudulent election so as to continue their enjoyment of the perks of being in office.Asked who should be the PPP’s Presidential candidate for the next general election, almost every PPP supporter said, “Jagdeo”. Asked which party would win the next election if Jagdeo were the PPP Presidential candidate, every PPP supporter said Jagdeo would easily defeat incumbent president, David Granger; or Moses Nagamootoo or any other PNC or coalition candidate.Many supporters of other (PNC and AFC) parties also feel Jagdeo would win the next election. Some 54% of all respondents say PPP (Jagdeo) would win the next election; only 32% of respondents feel the coalition would win the next election, with the others saying, “Not sure” or not offering a response.Many of those traditional supporters who crossed over to the AFC and the coalition in the previous three elections have indicated they would return to the PPP because of the mismanagement and corruption of the ruling coalition. However, some 7% of traditional PPP supporters, who defected to the AFC in 2011 and 2015 say they will not return to the PPP unless they party undergoes significant reformation and transformation and unite all the opposition forces. These disgruntled former traditional PPPites and other non-committed voters who supported the (AFC faction of the) coalition in May 2015 and the AFC in 2011 say they are looking for (or seeking to form) a third party.According to the NACTA poll, they say the AFC has betrayed them by abandoning its founding principles, but they are not “going PPP”, and sticking with the coalition is out of the question.last_img read more

E for All video-gaming expo opens

first_imgWelcome to the biggest video gaming event of the year – maybe. The truth is no one knows exactly what to expect of the Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), which opens today at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It’s either going to be the circle-the-date event for gamers that E3 used to be, or it could be a middle-of-the-pack footnote in gaming history. “I thought it’d be a little bigger, but you can’t expect an E3 crowd right away,” said Michael Cable, 22, of Lenoir, N.C., who was standing in line waiting to play “Metal Gear Solid 4.” “You can’t expect much out of a show’s first year.” Last year’s E3 (aka the Electronic Entertainment Expo) was a glorified trade show that attracted gamers, media and developers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.E for All’s focus is strictly on the average consumer. Instead of peeking at titles that aren’t coming out for a year, gamers get the chance to play stuff that’s only weeks from hitting stores. Titles like “Rock Band,” “Guitar Hero III” and “The Simpsons Game” are all here. Tonight also offers the renowned “Video Games Live” concert at the Nokia Theatre. If you want some of that attention, it’ll cost you. A pass for today costs $50, while a pass for Saturday and Sunday goes for $75. The expo is open noon-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

RAPHOE MART REPORT:

first_imgTop class bulls over 600kg made €510-740 over the weight at Raphoe Mart.Beef bullocks sold for €300-715 over, while stores made €260-650 over the weight.Beef heifers made €325-725 over the €1/kg and store heifers sold for €200-600 over the weight. Dry cows prices varied from €500-1,290/hd. RAPHOE MART REPORT: was last modified: April 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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:bull pricesraphoe martlast_img read more

Chelsea and Liverpool joined by Euro giants in battle for Serie A ace

first_img Andrea Conti in action for Atalanta Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have touched base with the agent of Atalanta full-back Andrea Conti, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool.The 23-year-old Italy international, a versatile defensive player, has attracted the attention of top clubs with his performances in midfield for Atalanta this season.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been keeping an eye on his fellow Italian countryman, with Liverpool also interested in bringing him to the Premier League this summer.However, both clubs face stiff competition from Germany as Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Dortmund are also claimed to be interested in the former Italy under-21 international.According to Sky Italia, Dortmund and Bayern Munich have been in contact with his agent and are keeping close tabs on the player ahead of the transfer window.The 23-year-old, who has a contract until 2021 with Atalanta, has racked up 47 appearances for the Serie A club so far. 1last_img read more

Mo Salah rewrote the Liverpool record books with Champions League brace

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update huge blow Incredible. 👏 pic.twitter.com/J6deFb3gPs— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) October 24, 2018 latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Mo Salah won last season’s Player of the Year award Mohamed Salah has scored his 50th goal for Liverpool and taken just 65 games to do it – quicker than any player in the club’s history.Incredible. World class. pic.twitter.com/rJFD8ql8MS— LFC Stats (@LFCData) October 24, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Who called salah a one season wonder? Idiots 😂— Harry (@HarryB_95) October 24, 2018 REVEALED Mohamed Salah career stats at LFC:Games: 65GOALS: 50Assists: 18WORLD CLASS pic.twitter.com/euQSMTPCyF— . (@VintageSalah) October 24, 2018 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 50 goals in 65 Liverpool games for @MoSalah. Sensational stat.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 24, 2018 Mohamed Salah rewrote the Liverpool history books when he netted his 50th goal for the club against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night.After Roberto Firmino had given the Reds the lead, the 26-year-old score twice to take his tally up to the half century mark. 5️⃣0️⃣ @LFC goals 🔴Congratulations, @MoSalah! pic.twitter.com/ls9AXsOiOk— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 24, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/YS1Cuq6E0y— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 24, 2018 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January gameday cracker Mo Salah has 50 goals for #LFC in 65 games. That’s ridiculous.— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) October 24, 2018 REVEALED TROPHY RANKED Despite a relatively slow start to 2018/19, Salah bagged the winner in Liverpool’s win at Huddersfield on Saturday and now seems to be returning to full form with his brace against Belgrade.Salah reached the 50-goal mark 22 games quicker than Ian Rush and 29 faster than another goalscoring legend, Robbie Fowler.His brace also saw him move alongside Roberto Firmino with 13 goals in third place in Liverpool’s all-time European Cup/Champions League scoring list.He is now behind only Rush (14) and Steven Gerrard (30), a remarkable feat given he has only been at Anfield for 16 months.Take a look at some of the best stats and reaction from Liverpool supporters on social media below. Latest Liverpool Newslast_img read more

A’s manager Bob Melvin recognized by peers with award

first_imgIt really should be a no-brainer … The job Bob Melvin did with the A’s roster he was given to work with this season was remarkable, and he has been recognized for it by his peers.Melvin was named the Sporting News’ American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, which is determined by a poll of nine AL managers. He is the third manager in A’s history to win the award, joining Tony La Russa and Billy Martin. Melvin also won National League honors in 2007 as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.last_img

GlobalGiving helps NPOs maximise online fundraising

first_imgThe GlobalGiving Accelerator, a virtual training programme, teaches non-profit organisations how to crowdfund. They are also entered into a campaign where they can raise a minimum of R68,000.The initiative help2read has reading clubs in townships. Adults in the programme help children improve their reading skills. Help2read undertook GlobalGiving’s training programme and became part of its crowdfunding campaign. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanAbout 500 projects have been supported by GlobalGiving in South Africa since 2002. The group is a global crowdfunding community that connects non-profit organisations, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world.One of the 500 is Lifeskills for 2,743 Children in South Africa, an initiative of the non-profit organisation, Keep The Dream196. It is located in Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo, and has raised $67,840 (R924,578) through the GlobalGiving crowdfunding website.Another South African project on the GlobalGiving site is the drive to collect library books for 25 rural schools by Biblionef South Africa. Currently, $2,877 has been raised online. This project will provide a crucial injection of high quality, home language storybooks to the school libraries.“We make it possible for non-profits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place,” explains GlobalGiving.Since 2002, it has helped to raise more than $258-million from 587,642 people who have supported 16,729 projects in 165 countries.Non-profits and social mediaA South African social media survey published on the Nonprofit Network found that 29.1% of NPOs in the country frequently use social media for fundraising, 45,7% use it occasionally and 25,1% rarely use social media for fundraising.Nonprofit Network is an online resource centre that helps South African NPOs with their online presence, such as websites, social media, e-newsletters and blogging.The research and analysis was conducted by Ruendree Govinder, founder of Nonprofit Network and Interiority Consulting. In undertaking the survey, 222 organisations completed the questionnaire.Conducted in 2015-2016, the survey found that 72% of NPOs used social media frequently for marketing and branding, while 20.3% used it occasionally for marketing and branding. Regarding the results, 38.5% were very successful, 47.1% were somewhat successful and 8% were unsuccessful.Regarding fundraising on social media, 9.5% said they were very successful, 32.6% were somewhat successful and 40% said they were not successful at all. One of the biggest obstacles to using media successfully was little or no budget, according to 68% or respondents, while 48.6% said their biggest hurdle was insufficient social media expertise.A database of South African NPOs was compiled during the survey. “The database included 1,000 South African non-profit organisations with at least one active social media account,” read the survey. “The database was used to establish the median number of Facebook and Twitter followers, the level of activity on their social media accounts, and the status of their website.”More information on this survey can be found here.Maximise your sustainabilityEleanor Harrison of GlobalGiving UK told Charity Digital News that although crowdfunding would be important for some charities, it was an excellent way to engage with your existing database online and access new supporters. “It’s not the be all and end all — it’s never one size fits all.“I think it can help people access individual donors in new and exciting ways. You should put it into your fundraising plan as a whole so that you can maximise your sustainability,” she said.“It’s also about communications and marketing — how can you tell people about your work and bring them along with your journey.”Celine Morolong, the consultant for GlobalGiving in South Africa, said GlobalGiving had driven $1,634,111 (R22,317,217) to projects operating in the country. “GlobalGiving has about 75 South African partners.“This is additional funds driven to projects in South Africa since the founding of GlobalGiving. In other words, this is money from matching funds or foundations.”Watch how GlobalGiving helps projects worldwide:Where it startedGlobalGiving is an international crowdfunding platform founded in 2002 by Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle — before crowdfunding, or raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, became popular.It connects NPOs with donors and companies in more than 160 countries. NPOs on the platform get access to funding, tools, training and support to help their work.Morolong said: “Our mission is to democratise aid and philanthropy, and crowdfunding helps non-profits connect directly with people who want to support their programmes.“Non-profits across the world need to diversify their funding avenues as traditional sources of financing such as grants are harder to come by. Online fundraising is just one of these avenues.”Watch how to make a video for your NPO:How it worksAny NPO can apply to be a partner on the GlobalGiving site. Morolong explained: “We have four onboarding initiatives throughout the year, in the form of a virtual crowdfunding training programme called the Accelerator.”The Accelerator was an opportunity for NPOs to participate in a time-bound fundraising campaign. “[They also] gain skills through our webinars, workshops, and one-on-one consultations, all geared to enable organisations to fundraise effectively online.“Organisations are required to post a project that tells their story in a compelling way to get donors to give them what they need. Then the fun part starts with actual fundraising of at least $5,000 from 40 donors in a three-week period,” she said.“The organisations that meet these targets become partners on the platform and have their projects featured on our site. Additional benefits for partners include training and support, access to corporate partnerships, credibility and visibility, to mention just a few.”The Accelerator, a virtual training programme and crowdfunding campaign, is open to any registered NPO.Online fundraising versus crowdfundingKuraishi, co-founder of GlobalGiving, says that “the power of crowdfunding is not in the funding, it is in the crowd”.Morolong explained: “Online fundraising is the act of raising money online while crowdfunding specifically relies on small donations from many individuals, which makes GlobalGiving a true community of innovators and givers.”Celine Morolong of GlobalGiving in South Africa.Why do online fundraisingOnline fundraising should be used in collaboration with other fundraising tools, said Morolong. “In South Africa, there was 52% internet penetration in 2016, giving access to an international network to more people,” she added“Going online with their fundraising opens up networks to a global scale quickly, cheaply and efficiently for non-profits.”Advice on online fundraisingHer advice those who want to try online fundraising or crowdfunding is:Always tell a compelling story that engages donors.Have a clear call to action.Remember to say thank you to all your donors.Set smart fundraising goals.Use images that empower the people that you serve.Training for NPOsGlobalGiving provides various live training opportunities for current and prospective NPO partners. “This includes workshops where we discuss crowdfunding and techniques to help organisations fundraise more effectively, such as network mapping, storytelling and social media,” said Morolong.“We also conduct webinars throughout the year on various topics and run a more powerful online fundraising academy and social impact academy for our partners. Sometimes, other non-profits that are not currently on our platform also attend the workshops.”It also ran joint workshops with other like-minded organisations in South Africa on similar topics. “Most of our trainings are free, or available for a small fee.“We will be having free workshops later this year in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, and low-cost training sessions in Gauteng and the Western Cape. We also offer free tips, tools, and resources — including a crowdfunding strategy guide — for non-profits 24/7 on our Learn Library.”GlobalGiving has already hosted workshops on online fundraising in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth this year.NPOs can go to the GlobalGiving website to register for the Accelerator https://www.globalgiving.org/.Sources: GlobalGiving, Nonprofit Network, Interiority Consulting and Charity Digital News.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more