Aces tread injury path

first_imgCompton knows they wouldn’t be able to stop Magnolia’s dynamic backcourt duo, but they will still set out to come close to doing that.Alaska will try to snap a five-year title drought, while Magnolia will be looking to win its first title after the Tim Cone era, who guided the Hotshots (then known as the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers) to a Grand Slam in 2013-2014.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Banchero’s condition is a little worse, but Vargas believes it will heal in time for the series opener at Mall of Asia Arena.“They have spasms, but Chris’ condition, the injury being in the groin, makes it difficult for him to move laterally,” Vargas said. “We have to slowly break him in to not risk aggravating his condition.”Banchero is the Aces’ leading assists man, “he’s our main creator,” Compton said.Paul Lee and Marc Barroca were match-up problems for Ginebra’s big roster, with the Hotshots punishing the Kings every time the crowd favorites went big.Ginebra coach Tim Cone admitted he had to limit Greg Slaughter’s minutes because the 7-footer found it difficult playing at such a breakneck pace. When they couldn’t impose their size, they became easier pickings for Chito Victolero’s crew.ADVERTISEMENT Coaches Alex Compton of Alaska (left) and Chito Victolero of Magnolia let it all hang out during the PBA Finals press conference on Tuesday. PBA IMAGESMagnolia advanced to the Finals of the PBA Governors’ Cup using its speed to dismantle hulking Barangay Ginebra in the Final Four.It’s safe to say that the Hotshots will not veer away from their recipe of success when they collide in a best-of-seven series with the Alaska Aces starting Dec. 5 to determine the season-ending conference champion.ADVERTISEMENT Azkals out to end years of heartache versus Thais Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown That is why Aces coach Alex Compton is not taking any chances in allowing injuries to guards Chris Banchero and JV Casio to heal, saying they “will take their time.”The duo will be an integral part in matching up with the Hotshots’ deadly speed, Compton reiterated.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 Chriss“They are super important,” Compton told the Inquirer over the phone on Tuesday afternoon after the Aces’ first practice this week sans Banchero and Casio. “Those are guys we’ve relied on (throughout the conference).”Casio’s feared hamstring pull near the end of Game 4 against the Gin Kings is not that bad, according to Alaska head athletic trainer Gus Vargas. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

FSJ Mixed Slow Pitch to hold Ice Breaker Tournament this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With May almost coming to an end, that means slow pitch season is now getting into full swing.This weekend, the FSJ Mixed Slow Pitch is holding their Ice Breaker Tournament.President of FSJ Mixed Slow Pitch, Dave Sawyer, says this tournament allows players to “shake off the rust” as they start to head into the regular season.- Advertisement -“It’s the opening tournament of the year. It’s kind of free to all the local league teams, it’s a tournament that everyone can jump in and shake the rust off for the start of the season.”The Ice Breaker Tournament is taking place Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, with the first pitch starting at 8:00 a.m. and running until 8:30 p.m. both days, at the Surerus Ball Diamonds.last_img read more

Officials want pot sellers to pay tax

first_imgThe board ultimately decided that medical marijuana was not exempt from sales taxes because it was not dispensed by a pharmacist or approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a medication. “For the Board of Equalization, any tangible personal property not exempt from tax is subject to a sales tax,” board chairwoman Betty Yee said. The board’s action has divided the medical marijuana community, with some sellers saying it helps legitimize their businesses. But others worry that any tax information they report will be used against them by the federal government, which still bars use of medical marijuana. “It’s frustrating,” said Chris Moscone, an attorney who is representing the Hemp Center, a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary that is negotiating with the board on back taxes. “There are basically two camps: those that want to be treated like legitimate businesses, and the other side, where they’re still rebels and don’t want to be taxed.” The applications for a seller’s permit do not require the retailer to disclose what he or she is selling, which would make it difficult for federal officials to track sales. SACRAMENTO – The taxman is going after the medical marijuana man. For the first time since California voters approved use of medical marijuana more than a decade ago, the state Board of Equalization is telling the estimated 150 to 200 medical marijuana retailers in California to pay sales taxes on pot. “If you sell medical marijuana, your sales in California are generally subject to tax, and you are required to hold a seller’s permit,” the board said in notices sent out in February. “If you do not obtain a seller’s permit or fail to report and pay the taxes due, you will be subject to interest and penalty charges.” Proposition 215, the 1996 initiative that decriminalized use of marijuana for medical purposes, did not address how state tax officials should deal with medical marijuana sales. The sales weren’t covered before Proposition215 because they were illegal. Kris Hermes, legal campaign director for Americans for Safe Access, a national medical marijuana advocacy group, said the board would get more medical marijuana dealers to come forward and pay taxes if it agreed not to go after back taxes. “If they started collecting taxes when they sign up for seller’s permits, that would reduce anxiety for many of these providers,” Hermes said. “And it would probably increase the level of participation in the state.” But Yee says that’s not an option, that the board has to treat all retailers the same. The board has the authority to collect taxes going back as many as eight years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA group of brave fundraisers will attempt to pull a one tonne tractor more than 27 miles across Donegal for charity tomorrow.Members of the Donegal Macra na Feirme will haul the heavy tractor from Donegal Town to Raphoe in aid of local charities.The group of 35 volunteers hope they will complete the marathon pull between 9.30am and 6pm collecting cash along the way. One of the organisers Christine Patterson said they are asking as many members of the public to support them along the way.“It’s not going to be easy but we’re keen.“A lot of it is uphill to Raphoe which is the second highest town in Ireland but we’ll give it a lash.“Anybody who sees us coming can drop a few coins in our buckets and make it worthwhile for charity,” she said. The group are hoping they will also be entered into the Guinness Books of World Records for the longest tractor pull.The group all have sponsorship cards and have been busy fundraising.The group, aged between 17 and 35, have not decided which charity to give their cash to.   FUNDRAISERS HOPE TRACTOR HAUL WILL ‘PULL’ A BIG CROWD ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: March 2nd, 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:MACRA NA FEIRMETRACTOR PULLlast_img read more


first_imgExtra-time may be needed to separate Donegal and Derry fans at a unique event ahead of the side’s Ulster Final Clash.St.Eunan’s GAA Club have come up with a unique event which promises to get people in the mood for the big clash.The event, modestly being billed as an Ulster Final Preview Night, features some of the counties greatest players including Manus Boyle, Brendan Devenney, Paddy Bradley and Tony Scullion. And although he might feel like the man in the middle on the night, Monaghan maestro Nudie Hughes will also look forward to the big game in Clones.The MC on the night will be none other than Charlie Collins from Highland Radio who will be charged with asking the questions but hopefully not keeping the players apart!A large crowd is expected for the event which takes places at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on July 13th at 8.30pm.Opinions, analysis, banter and craic is expected and all funds raised will go towards the St.Eunans Club. Tickets for what will be a great night’s entertainment cost a reasonable €10 and can be got from Paddy Mullen on 087 2332261, Dermot Higgins on 087 6672118, John Haran on 086 2133522 or by contacting the hotel.EndsHOME ADVANTAGE FOR DONEGAL IN UNIQUE ULSTER FINAL WARM-UP WITH A DIFFERENCE! was last modified: June 30th, 2011 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:St EunansUlster Finallast_img read more


first_imgAnybody interested in how the digital revolution continues to impact and evolve on the daily lives of people and businesses in Donegal and Ireland can get a snapshot of where it is going next week.The snapshot will be part of an overall workshop entitled ‘The Future of ePublic Services in the Atlantic Area’ which takes place at the CoLab at the LYIT in Letterkenny on Thursday, January 23rd.The workshop will examine the new generation of disruptive Digital Technologies which stand ready to create a second revolution in the way that public services are delivered to citizens and business. The first revolution was based on the advent of broadband and the Internet, and for the first time, enabled consumers of public services to self-service their service needs. It lowered the cost of providing the service, as well as improving productivity and service levels.The new disruptive technologies include mobile and cloud computing, social media, data analytics, ubiquitous computing, etc. and enable the consumption “at-any-time-any-place” of more responsive and evidence-based public services.This workshop will, by bringing input from a number of sources , discuss the implications of these technologies for public service delivery in the Atlantic Area.A key output of the workshop will ideas for new projects that meet the needs of Europe’s Atlantic areas. These inputs include the results of an-online blog, social media campaign and presentations from practitioners and researchers. The event will also be streamed live.The workshop is part of a study to identify the Digital Agenda needs of Europe’s Atlantic Regions. It is being carried out by the ERNACT network, in cooperation with the Atlantic Forum of the Commision of the Peripheral & Maritime Regions (CPMR).For more information on the workshop and to register click here OF ePUBLIC SERVICES TO BE DISCUSSED AT DONEGAL WORKSHOP was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CoLabdonegalePublic ServicesERNACTletterkennylast_img read more

Entrepreneurs can find help in high-tech fields

first_img The kickoff reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the foyer of the Vital Express Center at the college campus. For information, call (661) 362-3305. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Entrepreneurs who need help starting high-technology ventures can find resources at the new Advanced Technology Business Incubator program, which will open Monday at College of the Canyons. The incubator, a project of the college, Altadena-based Business Technology Center and the Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County, will provide member companies with a variety of resources to promote business. “The goal of the incubator is to create successful companies and reduce the risk of investment,” center administrator Mark Lieberman said. With more than half a million new businesses starting each year, organizers believe the program will benefit the companies involved as well as the faculty and students who are with technology entrepreneurs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We also expect that the success of these companies will enhance the economic vitality of the region,” said Dena Maloney, dean of economic development at the college. The incubator will be housed in the University Center at College of the Canyons when the building is completed in 2008. In the meantime, incubator planners will offer mentoring, access to capital, training and other resources through an affiliated program designed to help budding companies thrive. Fourteen mentors have been invited to share their expertise in fields such as sales/marketing, business plan development, legal/intellectual property, tax, business-formation planning, human resources and public relations. Fledgling companies can join the affiliate program for $500, which includes up to six hours of consultation with mentors, participation in brown bag lunches, breakfast briefings and other business assistance. At the kickoff, Rick Smith, managing director of Palomar Ventures, a venture-capitalist company that helps early stage information technology companies, will speak about the outlook for technology investment in Southern California. last_img read more

DePaul To Visit The Knapp Center Wednesday Evening

first_imgThe Drake University men’s basketball returns to its home court on Wednesday evening to host DePaul at 7 p.m. The contest will be broadcast regionally on Mediacom MC22 and via ESPN3The Bulldogs welcome the Blue Demons to Des Moines for the first time since 1972 and Wednesday’s game also marks the first visit by a member of the Big East conference since the Bulldogs hosted Georgetown at Veterans Auditorium in 1980.Wednesday’s game is also Faculty/Staff Night at the Knapp Center. All Drake faculty and staff receive up to four free general admission tickets with their Drake ID.Drake returns to the Knapp Center with a 4-4 record this season after falling at Bowling Green on Saturday, 75-63. The Blue Demons bring a three-game win streak to Des Moines and are 4-3 this season. DePaul is led by Billy Garrett’s 15.1 points per game on 38 percent shooting. The Blue Demons are coached by Dave Leitao who is in the first year of his second stint at DePaul.After a subpar shooting performance at Bowling Green, the Bulldogs currently rank 15th nationally in three-point shooting at 41.6 percent. The Bulldogs have finished in the top five in the nation in three-point shooting each of the last two seasons.Drake’s Graham Woodward currently ranks 18th nationally in three-point shooting at 51.2 percent while DePaul’s Aaron Simpson enters Wednesday’s shooting 54.5 percent from the arc. Thanks to his three-point shooting, Woodward is third on the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game while Reed Timmer and Kale Abrahamson lead the Bulldogs with 17.9 and 17.8 points per game, respectively.As a team, the Bulldogs currently rank in the top four in the MVC in scoring (74.8), field goal percentage (.489), three-point field goal percentage (.416) and assists 13.4).Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulldogs return to the road to face Nevada on Saturday, Dec. 12 as part of the MVC/MWC Challenge.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Half-time: Southampton 0 QPR 0

first_imgQPR made it to the break on level terms despite a difficult first half at St Mary’s.They were on the back foot from the start and were forced into an early change after Sandro suffered an apparent head injury after eight minutes.The Brazilian midfielder, back after a knee problem, was replaced by Karl Henry following lengthy treatment.Southampton, second in the table and enjoying their best start to a top-flight season since 1988, have looked dangerous so far.They almost went ahead when Dusan Tadic’s shot deflected off Steven Caulker and onto the outside of the post, before Saints forward Graziano Pelle fired into the side netting from near the edge of the six-yard box.Rangers, thrashed 4-0 in their two previous away league games this season, have been largely second best but their passing has been better and they have shown much more willingness to press the opposition.Eduardo Vargas had got through plenty of work for them on the left-hand side in an attempt to track Nathaniel Clyne.Even so, Southampton should be ahead and Morgan Schniederlin missed a great chance for them, steering his shot wide from close range after being set up by Sadio Mane.Rangers’ best opening came in first-half injury time when Charlie Austin shot wide. QPR (4-2-3-1): Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Traore; Sandro (Henry 11), Fer; Phillips, Kranjcar; Vargas, Austin. Subs: Hill, McCarthy, Onouha, Dunne, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

AU backs South Africa’s SKA bid

first_img10 August 2010The African Union has acknowledged the significance of South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) bid, saying that hosting the SKA would help drive human capital development on the continent, and boost its move towards knowledge-based economies.At the recent African Union (AU) summit in Kampala, Ugansa, the AU recognised the importance of the science, technology and innovation emanating from the SKA project.The assembly endorsed South Africa’s collaboration with other African countries and also expressed its appreciation for South Africa’s efforts in coordinating the bid to promote space science and technology in Africa.Major hub for astronomyAt an estimated construction cost of US$2-billion (about R14.4-billion), the SKA is poised to be by far the largest radio telescope in the world, and consolidate Africa as a major hub for astronomy in the world.The core of the telescope would be located in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape, with about three antenna stations in Namibia, four in Botswana and one each in Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Each antenna station would consist of about 30 to 40 individual antennae.“If Africa wins the bid against Australia – the decision is expected to be announced in March 2012 – this will be a major step in developing high-level skills and cutting-edge technology infrastructure in Africa, and attract expertise and collaborative projects to the continent,” the Department of Science and Technology said in a statement.Human capital developmentThe SKA precursor, the MeerKAT, and the SKA have been the focus of what is probably the largest astronomy-focused human capital development project in the world.Already, the Department of Science and Technology is funding six 15-year research chairs in radio astronomy, each worth just over €300 000 (about R2.8-million) per year – inflation-linked.In addition, 215 grants have been awarded to young people, mainly for postdoctoral, PhD and MSc research relating to the MeerKAT and the SKA, including some for undergraduate study in physics.A technician training programme is also being supported.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more