Rain or Shine sends NLEX to fourth straight loss

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “Basically we just have to play as a unit, we can’t rely on one guy, we’re not looking for one guy. We’re trying to move the ball and get the best possible shot.”Rain or Shine’s constant search for the open man led to four players put up double digits in points with Maverick Ahanmisi scoring the most with 20 points while grabbing eight boards.Gabe Norwood finished with a near double-double of 13 points and nine rebounds with three steals for the Elasto Painters while James Yap and Chris Tiu added 12 and 11 points, respectively.JR Quiñahan led NLEX with 22 points and six boards while Alex Mallari had 17 points and nine boards.ADVERTISEMENT In a game that saw just one NLEX lead happen, 10-9, after a Kevin Alas jumper midway through the first quarter, the Elasto Painters basically owned much of the 48-minute match.Rain or Shine ultimately established its dominance across the middle quarters mounting a 22-4 run that Ed Daquioag capped off with a couple of free throws early in the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter the Elasto Painters lost to Kia, 98-94, head coach Caloy Garcia said the best way to forget about the loss, which was Picanto’s first victory, was go out and take the Road Warriors by the jugular.“I told the players the only way we can forget the game against Kia is basically to win this game,” said Garcia. “I felt disappointed on how we performed in that game and I told them everybody who gets inside the court has to put that energy.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine climbed to fifth place in the PBA Philippine Cup standings after dealing NLEX its fourth straight loss, 97-86, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters jumped to .500 territory and leapfrogged three teams—Meralco, Globalport, and NLEX—for fifth spot while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-4 after a hot start this conference.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As new PBA chief, Marcial vows to focus on improvements in officiating Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

Ecobank Ousts Group CEO

first_imgThierry Tanoh, the Ivorian Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), was forced out of his exalted position last week at a rather quiet board meeting of the bank held in Lome, Togo. Mr. Tanoh joined the Ecobank Group as CEO designate in July 2012 and commenced his executive role in October 2012 prior to being appointed Group CEO in January 2013. Tanoh came under renewed pressure last week after a stormy emergency general meeting of the bank where it was revealed that he had failed to comply with instructions by Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to recall Laurence do Rego, a former executive director of the pan-African bank responsible for finance and risk and whose whistle blowing, some say, brought the rumbling in the Bank into the open.Hints that the CEO may be attending his last board meeting first came the week earlier when it emerged that the directors had been advancing a position that was seen as unfavorable to Tanoh. In the end, this paper has been told, the former CEO did not even bother to attend the crucial meeting.In his place, directors of the board asked one of the deputy managing directors, a Ghanaian, Albert Essien, to occupy the CEO position until a substantive head was found for the Bank in October.Announcing the replacement, ETI Interim Chairman, André Siaka said “Mr. Albert Essien has the experience and knowledge that Ecobank needs to take us forward as we continue to implement our strategy to deliver outstanding customer service, to improve long-term shareholder value and returns and to be the employer of choice in our markets.”He also wished the outgoing CEO, Thierry Tanoh well in his new field of endeavor. “We wish to thank Thierry Tanoh for his service to Ecobank and wish him every success in the future.” At last week’s meeting, this paper has also learnt, it was also decided that do Rego be recalled. South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Ecobank’s single largest shareholder, has for sometime expressed concerns about Tanoh, media reports from the region have said.The PIC, which owns more than 18 percent of Ecobank, according to the Lome, Togo-based lender, was concerned about performance under Tanoh. However, two former directors of Ecobank, Babatunde Ajibade and Kolapo Lawson, who served on a board that now has 12 members, said criticism of Tanoh was rooted in fear by other senior executives that his willingness to reform governance might expose past problems.In recent interviews with Nigerian journalists, both men declined to spell out those alleged failures in detail. But Lawson said in a resignation letter dated February 7, 2014 and seen by Reuters that they stemmed from “the ETI public offering of 2008”, which refers to the bank’s flotation on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.Whatever the case, Mr. Thierry Tanoh, a former International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) vice president for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Western Europe, has been ousted by Ecobank and subsequently replaced by Albert Essien as new group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company.Mr. Essien has been at Ecobank for more than 20 years, rising to the position of Deputy Group CEO two years ago. Prior to becoming Deputy CEO, Mr. Essien was the Regional Head for the Anglophone West Africa (excluding Nigeria) and Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) regions.According to an ETI statement, Mr. Essien’s appointment follows the departure of the current Group Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Thierry Tanoh, effectively Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Meanwhile, the Board of Directors of ETI also announced that in line with a directive the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria, Mrs. Laurence do Rego is reinstated as Group Executive Director of Finance and Risk with immediate effect.During their Board meeting, the Directors reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the detailed 51-point Governance Action Plan adopted by shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting held at Ecobank’s Pan African Centre in Lomé on March 3, 2014.The plan, which is expected to be implemented by the end of April 2014, aims at strengthening governance within the Ecobank Group.Prior to becoming Deputy CEO Mr. Essien was the Regional Head for the Anglophone West Africa (excluding Nigeria) and Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) regions. He started his banking career in 1986 with the National Investment Bank in Accra, Ghana and joined the Corporate Banking Department of Ecobank Ghana in 1990. In 1997, he became Country Risk Manager.Essien was appointed Deputy Managing Director in 2001 and became Managing Director in December 2002. Albert Essien has a degree in Economics from the University of Ghana and is an alumnus of the Executive Development Program of INSEAD (France / Singapore). He is also an honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana.Speaking as the Board nominated him as the new Group CEO Albert Essien said, “I have been working for Ecobank for more than 20 years and I am proud of what we have achieved so far. I am committed to achieving our vision of building a world class pan-African bank which contributes to the economic development and financial integration of Africa and to our mission of providing our retail and wholesale customers with convenient, accessible and reliable financial products and services.ETI is the parent company of the leading independent pan-African banking group, Ecobank. It currently has a presence in 35 African countries, namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The Group is also represented in France through its affiliate EBI SA in Paris. ETI also has representative offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, London, UK and Beijing, China. ETI is listed on the stock exchanges in Lagos, Accra, and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) – the BRVM. The Group has more than 600,000 local and international institutional and individual shareholders. The Group employs 19,200 people from 40 different countries in 1,250 branches and offices.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man charged for sharing nude photos of ex-girlfriend

first_imgThirty-eight-year-old Wayne Tenent, who reportedly thought it wise to share nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend on social media, yesterday found himself before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, facing a charge detailing that on February 4, 2018, he shared photos of his ex-girlfriend while she was indecently exposed.The Prosecution contended that Tenent and the woman had shared a relationship, but after it ended, he posted nude photos of the woman on social media.Having denied the charge when it was read to him, Tenent was placed on $80,000 bail. The case will continue on May 21.last_img read more

Presidential Guard among 5 killed in EBD crash

first_imgA 23-year-old presidential guard is among five persons who died in the horrific accident at Friendship East Bank Demerara (EBD).He has been identified as Ronnel Barker of BV East Coast Demerara. He was a father of a young baby girl.A police vehicle and a private motorcar were involved in the accident.DEAD: Presidential Guard Ronnel BarkerThe four occupants of the private motorcar have all died.Two of those persons have been identified as Herbert Josiah and Denise Josiah of Friendship Squatting Area.More details in the Wednesday, October 16, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

Brazil World Cup boost as Neymar to return in “two, three weeks”

first_imgEmery was speaking in Bordeaux where PSG, shorn of their biggest star, face Monaco on Saturday in the French League Cup final.“We spoke about the final,” Emery said. “He’s going to follow the game.”Neymar, who is crucial to Brazil’s hopes at the World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14, was hurt on February 25 against Marseille and returned to Brazil for treatment.He missed the second-leg defeat to Real Madrid on March 6, which eliminated PSG from the Champions League.Brazil’s national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, performed surgery on March 3 and then estimated that Neymar would be out for “two-and-a-half to three months.”That time frame would have meant Neymar’s PSG season was over. But for the striker, who was injured during the last World Cup and missed Brazil’s traumatic 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany, the objective was to be fully fit for this year’s competition.PSG and the Brazilian football federation plan to assess Neymar’s health again in mid-April.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi visited Neymar’s bedside in Brazil in mid-March, partly to quash rumours that the star would be leaving Paris a year after his high-profile arrival for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) last summer.“The doctors aren’t yet in a position to say exactly when he will return,” Al-Khelaifi said at the time.On Friday, Monaco defender Kamil Glik told a press conference that PSG will miss Neymar “but that doesn’t change much for us.”“There are other top-quality players,” Glik said. “We know what we have to do to win this trophy.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar returned to Brazil to be treated by Rodrigo Lasmar. © AFP/File / NELSON ALMEIDABORDEAUX, France, Mar 30 – Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who is convalescing in Brazil after surgery on his injured right foot, will be back “in two to three weeks,” the club’s coach Unai Emery said on Friday.“I spoke with him this week, he’s good, relaxed,” Emery said.last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: ROSSES COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgMen’s Shed:This is a place for men of all ages, to learn new skills from each other and maybe also learning something about life from the men they are working with.Meeting every Wednesday morning from 11am to 1pm. in Cois Locha Hall Gweedore Rd Dungloe. All welcome, contact the Rosses CDP on 074 95 61686 for further information.Spraoi Le Cheile Carnmore Road Dungloe.Now offering a free pre school year for children over the age of three years. To register contact 074 95 22804 before the end of March 2012. Registration can only be taken 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Green Prescription:Green Prescription is a health professionals written advice to a client to be physically active in the natural environment, as a part of the patients health and quality of life management. We are looking for a leader who would commit to taking a group for a walk once a week. Training will be provided, Contact the Rosses CDP before Tuesday 20th March on 074 9561686 AGM:The AGM of the Rosses CDP will be held on Thursday 29th March at 7 p.m. in Cois Locha Hall Dungloe. All welcome. LOCAL NEWS: ROSSES COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: ROSSES COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

WOW! NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKE STUNNING RETURN TO DONEGAL

first_imgGeraldine Diver captured this image this evening in ChurchillTHEY’RE BACK – and leaving a stunning trail of greens, oranges and reds across the Donegal skies tonight.The Northern Lights are dancing among the stars to create a wonderful vista.And the display is so good, there’s no need to head to the coast or to the north of the county. Experts say the phenomenon is particularly dazzling tonight.There are reports of the lights being seen right along the west coast of Ireland, along the north coast and in Scotland.The Aurora Borealis is particularly powerful in March and September.Gerard O’Kane’s stunning image this eveningThis image shows the huge swathe across the Northern HemisphereWOW! NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKE STUNNING RETURN TO DONEGAL was last modified: March 7th, 2016 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:donegalnorthern lightslast_img read more

Toshack on talkSPORT: Liverpool legend hails ‘terrific’ Champions League return

first_imgJohn Toshack has told talkSPORT of his delight to see Liverpool return to the Champions League.The Reds will play in Europe’s elite competition for only the second time in eight years – so long as they come through qualifying – after securing a fourth-place finish in the Premier League.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Anfield hero Toshack said: “It’s great to see them back in the Champions League and hopefully they can push on and have a great run at it next year.”Jurgen Klopp’s side finished ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United, but were a mammoth 17 points behind champions Chelsea.And Toshack believes next season is going to be a tough one for his old club with their top six rivals all set to strengthen.He added: “United have been disappointing in many aspects. They will have to look to do better next year. Chelsea have had a fantastic season, Pochettino has done terrific at Tottenham and Pep [Guardiola] will be looking to do more at Manchester City.”Listen to the full interview with John Toshack on talkSPORT abovelast_img read more

Jackson Mayanja joins Allan Kabonge at Kyetume

first_img Tags: allan kabongeFUFA Big League 2018/19Jackson MayanjaKyetume FC Mayanja has been out of action since 2017(file photo)Uganda Cranes and KCCA FC legend Jackson Mayanja has joined Big League side on a short-term deal.The tactician who has been out of work for a while is expected to be at the promotion hopefuls until the end of the current season.At Kyetume, he will work hand in hand with Big League specialist Allan Kabonge as the men at the helm. Kabonge has led four clubs including to the top flight.Allan Kabonge has guided four clubs to promotion (file photo)Mayanja was last in action as Dylan Kerr’s assistant at Tanzanian side Simba SC in 2017.He was unveiled at Kyetume on Friday, later meeting the playing staff side by side with Kabonge. The two were also present as Kyetume drew 0-0 away to JMC Hippos at Kakindu Stadium on Thursday afternoon.Mia-Mia’s record as a coach emits loud volumes having handled a number of clubs as Lyantonde (URA), Kiyovu, Bunamwaya (Vipers), KCC, Kololo SS, Kagera, Coastal Union, Simba (Tanzania) and was also the Uganda Cranes assistant coach for over six years.His experience coupled with that of Kabonge guarantees results for Kyetume who currently sit 3rd on the Elgon Group standings.Speaking about working with Mayanja, Kabonge could not hide his excitement.“This is an opportunity of a life time, said Kabonge.“To work with a gentleman with a great CV like that of Jackson Mayanja is a big honour.“Personally, I am always willing to learn from such experienced coaches as Mayanja.“He has also coached as far as the Uganda Cranes which is my dream in life as a coach. I am humbled.The two are expected to start official work together, next week as the Big league enters Match-Day 14.Three clubs shall be promoted to the Uganda Premier League by the close of business in May 2019.The top club from each group (Rwenzori and Elgon) qualifies directly to the UPL whilst the third side will be determined via a four team play-off.Comments last_img read more

Ky Bowman to make G League debut Friday as Warriors eye two-way contract limits

first_imgWarriors’ two-way contract guard Ky Bowman has been assigned to the G League and will not travel with Golden State for Friday’s game in Utah. The move is aimed at maintaining Bowman’s few remaining days of NBA eligibility.Having already used 32 of the 45 days of NBA service allotted to two-way contract players, Bowman will play for the Santa Cruz Warriors in Friday’s game against Agua Caliente Clippers at Kaiser Permanente Arena. Not traveling with the team will save him up to three days.The …last_img read more