“Yes, it is worth it,” Pangilinan said when asked if losing was worth all the trouble, when he and the SBP pulled out all the stops to send a team here and ultimately make Clarkson a part of it. “There is no price you can attach to any effort that serves the country.“Especially one which raises the stature of the Filipino,” said Pangilinan in concluding.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Cleveland Cavalier in the NBA electrified the region in his Gilas debut, and though the Filipinos fell a tad short against the Great Wall, the expectations to land a medal in this continental showcase were elevated because of that single game.“My optimism continues to grow every day, despite the headwinds and the occasional bad weather.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pangilinan was obviously referring to the string of events that led to the country’s Asiad participation, where the PBA, despite a last-hour notice, willingly lent a team made up of Rain or Shine’s core and superstars Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee and rookie Christian Standhardinger, among others.The Inquirer report earlier in the week stating the PBA would be providing a smorgasbord of players for the Yeng Guiao teams that will play the next two Fiba World Qualifying games is also not lost on Pangilinan. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “The news that the PBA would open its doors fully for deployment of any of its players is certainly welcome,” he said. “With Clarkson as a part of Gilas (in the Fiba)—I hope!—our team would be formidable. We would have an even chance in regaining our supremacy in Asia. And it’s about time.”Clarkson, though, as well as other NBA players in the Asiad, can only play in this tournament as part of their one-time agreement with the NBA.A total of 10 Gilas regulars will be serving out multiple game suspensions slapped by the Fiba for the July 2 brawl with Australia in Bulacan, Philippines, but Guiao can still choose from a field of talented players with June Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood escaping the ax that day.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said that all Guiao needs to do is identify the players and talk to the league’s board of governors together with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas when the Asiad team flies back home on Sept. 2 at the latest.Whatever happens to the Filipino cagers for the rest of the Asiad, Pangilinan can’t help but be satisfied. That one game, that loss to China, certainly affirmed his belief that the Filipino truly can.ADVERTISEMENT New TNT import ready for game vs Blackwater; Alaska debuts with NBA import Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippines’ Jordan Clarkson leaves the court following his teams 82-80 loss to China in their men’s basketball game at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA—Basketball patron Manny V. Pangilinan remains hopeful that Jordan Clarkson can still play for Gilas Pilipinas beyond the 18th Asian Games and said that his “optimism continues to grow every day despite the headwinds and the continuing bad weather” in the country’s basketball scene.“Like all Filipino fans, I was happy (despite the loss to China on Tuesday),” Pangilinan told the Inquirer. “Most especially to see how a young Filipino player could play so well, even if it was his first time to play with us. I refer to Jordan Clarkson.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments
By David K. Dahn (firstname.lastname@example.org)The radiance of this piece of writing from the sideline reflects what seems not only a coarse but also worrisome relationship between the Liberian media and the government. For the progress and stability of the state, it is a road not worth taking by either side. This article has been simulated by three key concerns.First, without going into the nitty-gritty of the rightfulness or wrongfulness of the issue, to remind all sides that from development communication’s standpoint, the press, the government, and the people must have their common goals nestled within the framework of strategic partnership if development must be fostered.Second, to call the attention of all sides that whether in an altered structure and function of a political system, the pace is set for fostering democracy and development when basic human rights, social justice, security guarantee and respect for the rule of law are upheld.Third, to leave on record that there is going to be no victor or victim in the end because the government and the press need each other. The objective of this piece is to point out the crippling effect such unhealthy relationship would bring to bear on our society. As patriots, we all must help to avert any such rant at this time.I view the verbal exchanges as crises between the government and the media. A crisis is simply an urgent development that demands the right kind of communications (Dilenschneider, 2010:112). Crisis could be perceived or real. I elevated the discourse by saying… “Crisis between the Liberian media and the government because a number of government officials, including the official spokesperson (Minister of Information), have spoken at sundry times regarding the conduct of the media in recent times.”Inversely, the media has responded either through the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), the Publisher Association, through managing editors and other experienced media practitioners, using available media channels.Don’t we have individuals well versed in the ‘person dimension of negotiations’ to have just watered down the tension through ‘back channel diplomacy’? I am optimistic that there are still the ‘wise’ in society who can help to re-mend the broken link void of hypocrisy but with sincerity.As a media actor, it is important to point out that within the domain of public relations, the plan for managing a crisis must detail lines of authority and disclosure of information. Every official of government must realize that he/she is a message ambassador whose audience consists of numerous and usually diverse constituencies.The argument cannot then be nullified that the public relations sector requires very specific and sophisticated communications skills. And for those who understand ‘government relations’ which, if considered within the public relations sphere as a form of power, is much more complex to handle not just by any euphoric or belligerent action.The power of those engaged in government relations is the proven ability to affect outcomes (Dilenschneider, 2010:125). If I may ask from the vague of ignorance, as eloquent as all officials of the Liberian government may sound in their discourses, I wonder if they are concerned that governmental utterances protruding from several fronts on a single subject have a mixture of direct negative and positive impacts on domestic and international relations?What is of serious concern to me is that any harm to the government’s reputation has a ripple effect on the very people government professes to be concerned about their welfare. It is, in my settled consideration, incumbent upon ‘government message ambassadors’ to see themselves as astute influential who should be more engaged with leveraging whatever resources there can be for the happiness of the citizens and for the ultimate survivor of the state.Much as officials of government may be euphoric about the change that has engulfed the political sector and want to defend, with their ‘blood and sweat’, what is perceived to be a creeping stain on the government, the adage goes that “too many hands make the soup salty.”As an official of government, use your ideological power to tamp down crisis that would otherwise negatively impact the government in general and your function in particular. Be calculative as a public official in attempting to reassure our impoverished population already struggling with the residual trauma of victim-hood and powerlessness.Rather than every official projecting his/her eloquence, what if we take a little moment to consult logic and ink down a critical reflection that banks on the active participatory model of development communication that will have the government’s “pro-poor agenda” grounded and rooted in the villages and small communities around the country? If the ray of hope is ever to beam on the commoners, an official of government must be sharp-eyed and clear-headed in realizing that the guiding theme of the time, if I may suggest, is ‘less talk and more work.’I thought it should be a common knowledge by now that the presidential press secretary speaks for the presidency and the Minister of Information is the official spokesperson for the government, while the role of public relations officers is articulated in line with their particular entities.In a functional government, when the heads of state-owned enterprises and ministries, agencies and commissions are in country, unless otherwise authorized, deputies are mute, needless to mention assistant ministers and directors.Not that the ‘deputies’ lacked intelligence comparable to their bosses but that government’s businesses are conducted or should be conducted in a systematized order. Any official who fumbles and subsequently stumbles on this, it will serve as a confirmation of your shallow strategic depth of the understanding of the portfolio you now occupy.The press, too, must realize the externalizations of its action and reportage. That the press need a harmonious working relationship with the government of the day is not an option but a necessity. The print media carried banner headlines for the now governing Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC).The electronic institutions touted the CDC’s cause that propelled it to power and if the relationship that peddled this government to power now shows cracks, wisdom should take precedence over emotion. Do not allow the relationship to crumble as it is not healthy for our democracy.While you play your watcher-function in the society, the press must remember that the maintenance of peace and security in the state is a cardinal responsibility of every government. However, strategic partnership and not coercive diplomacy is the way forward.In my mind, the windows of opportunities are still opened and that the Liberian media and the government are not at ‘war’. It is therefore worthless for any side to portray a messaging that seeks to leverage the “stumbles and scandals” of the other side. As the Australian Psychologist Victor Frank once said, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.” My last words: Keep calm and trust me, when the noise settles, reality will set in.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Charlie Austin has ruled himself out of contention for England’s squad for Euro 2016.The 26-year-old QPR striker was called up by Roy Hodgson at the end of last season after scoring 18 goals in the Premier League.He was in the squad for the friendly against the Republic of Ireland and the European Championship qualifier against Slovenia, but he is still waiting to make his senior international debut.But, following Rangers’ relegation from the Premier League, he claims he has ‘no chance’ of being part of Hodgson’s plans for France next summer.Speaking to the Sports Bar, he said: “If you ask me now have I got a chance of getting into the squad for Euro 2016 I would say 100 per cent, no.“There’s not a chance that someone playing in the Championship would get called up for England, irrelevant of how many goals I might score.“I can’t see anybody from outside the Premier League getting called up, I really can’t.”
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A walk in Donegal at wintertime is unpredictable at best, but if you wrap up well and be safe the amazing views are the greatest reward.Horn Head outside Dunfanaghy is known as a prime summer sunset beauty spot. In wintertime, the headland may be even more of a challenge, but it has earned great praise by one of Ireland’s top travel writers.The loop at Sheephaven Bay was named as one of Ireland’s best Winter Walks by the Irish Independent’s travel editor Pól Ó Conghaile today, who describes it as ‘the Wild Atlantic Way in a nutshell.’ We have to agree, the remote location offers impressive views, unique wilderness and jarring cliff faces.Ó Conghaile aptly describes the drive around Horn Head as going ‘to ends of the earth and back’.Horn Head Horn Head The list says the various Horn Head walks are best for couples and coastal lovers, starting from Dunfanaghy and stretching in distance from 1-10km.Locals would be aware that Horn Head is normally a very windy place. The views are worth the biting breezes though, and Ó Conghaile recommends gazing out from the Discovery Point and taking in the seascape from the old signal tower. You can read the full article here on Independent.ieWalkers are advised by sites including dunfanaghy.info to not take the route in bad weather and take care by not going near cliff edges.Featured image: Martin Fleming for Failte Ireland Which Donegal beauty spot was named among Ireland’s best winter walks? was last modified: November 28th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Horn Headwinter walk
4 April 2008Finance Minister Trevor Manuel praised the growing strength of the partnership between the South African Revenue Service (Sars), businesses, and individual taxpayers, following the announcement of the state’s preliminary revenue results.“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Sars collected a preliminary R571.8-billion during the fiscal year 2007/08,” he said this week, speaking via satellite linkup from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.“I am extremely appreciative of the tremendous cooperation by many businesses, larger corporations and smaller enterprises, and individuals.”Manuel was in Ethiopia attending the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.The preliminary result, he said, was R0.8-billion above the revised budget estimate made in February 2008, and R15.2-billion above February last years estimate of R556.6-billion.Taking into account additional departmental revenue of R1.4-billion and deducting transfers to South African Customs Union partners, the preliminary main budget revenue estimate is R560.1-billion.“Our preliminary estimate of national expenditure is R541.6-billion, bringing the main budget surplus to R18.5-billion or 0.9% of gross domestic product (GDP), which is 0.1% higher than the February 2008 estimate,” he said.Manuel said the results confirmed the continuing expansion of South Africa’s economy and growing strength of the partnership between Sars and taxpayers.The revised corporate income tax (CIT) target of R142.6-billion was exceeded by R448-million, with all sectors posting a positive tax growth.This was led by manufacturing, with 22% year-on-year growth, followed by mining with 12%, financial services with 11%, and the wholesale and retail sector with 10%, banks with 8% and the insurance industry with 7%.Personal income tax (PIT) was marginally higher despite higher interest rates and rising fuel food and fuel costs as a result of considerably higher wage settlements, singling out the public sector wage settlement in particular.“The growth in employee compensation from 10.6% in 2006 to 11.7% in 2007 and the increase in the number of jobs resulted in the strong growth of PIT,” said Manuel.Despite a slowdown in household spending the revised Value Added Tax (VAT) target of R147-billion was also exceeded by R2.6-billion, being benefited by inflation and a change in consumers’ spending patterns.“Our preliminary figures indicate that there has been a shift in the composition of VAT receipts,” Manuel said. “In the year under review, import VAT, including tax on equipment and producer goods contributed R1.1-billion more to VAT collection whereas domestic VAT contributed R2.7-billion less than estimated.”Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lamar Liming – Trumbull/ Mahoning CountyWe probably had about 4 inches last week and we are too wet again. We got the heat too. It was terrible. North of me about 25 miles they got 6 inches of rain around Kinsman in northern Trumbull County Saturday morning. It washed roads out. It was unbelievable.Today is nice, about 65 degrees here now, but by the end of the week it is supposed to be right back up to 88 here. The humidity is just terrible. I’m surprised how the cows kept going really. It dinged production some but not like I thought. I don’t know how they hung in like they did in that heat.We got some straw made. Wheat straw quality was good. We got the second crop hay made too. The second cutting was not anything special, about average. It was definitely better than the first cutting but the yield was not there. Tons were below normal. I think it will take another year to get those tons back and get this hay crop going. We dried out there and that helped, but the ground is getting wet again.We have not seen disease issues yet. I have never sprayed fungicides. The last few years I have been hearing about some fungicides sprayed around here.The corn silage is still a long ways off. We are just starting to see some tasseling. If we get more extreme heat it will speed the process up for the silage though. I can’t believe how bad these fields looked at the end of June and how much better they are now. They really evened out, but are still uneven across the board.Weed control has been alright so far, but I haven’t sprayed my later planted beans yet. The corn has excellent weed control. Hopefully we can get those later beans sprayed this week or we will have some problems with weed pressure.Nathan Brown — Highland CountyThe heat has brought things on. It is looking a lot better. We got all of our beans post- sprayed. We are getting ready to start on some fungicide applications on soybeans tomorrow. Probably the first part of next week we will be looking at fungicides on corn too. Crop development has really progressed with the heat we’ve had the last week. Several of our first-planted corn fields are starting to tassel right now. We were not in full tassel during the heat so I hope going into the cooler weather this week will be good for pollination for this corn crop. Late last week we had over an inch of rain and we had about a half-inch last night so things are looking pretty decent moisture wise for right now.On the wheat ground we are waiting for the weeds to green up and we’ll do a burndown today. We are then hoping to plant the cover crops on that ground this week. We are hoping to do some soil health building this year to prepare for next year’s corn crop.The corn is maturing but it is still very uneven. The soybeans are thin and there is still a lot of uncertainty about what this crop will make. The markets do not seem to be reflecting how poor this crop is around the countryside and guys are still nervous about how this will play out.We are definitely seeing some frogeye in the soybeans with these warm temperatures. I looked out last week and saw a little southern rust in the corn. We are seeing some gray leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight in places too. With the year we’ve had, every disease imaginable could be out there in these fields. We have some frogeye resistant varieties so we may not spray all of our soybean acres. We are going to spray our early maturities that are more susceptible. The corn is variety specific, but with the year we’ve had I think we’ll spray the majority of our corn acres with fungicide too.Andrew Armstrong — Clark CountyEverything is progressing in a positive direction. We got some rain yesterday and we got the heat and humidity. The corn is loving it and we are finally seeing beans taking off.We definitely needed yesterday’s rain. It was one of the first widespread rains that hit every farm of ours. The last couple of weeks we’d had some pop-up showers that came pretty fast and didn’t really soak in, but kept everything going. This last rain was a really good one. It was a couple of showers here and there and it had time to really soak into the ground and do something.We haven’t had too much disease pressure, but we are seeing a tremendous amount of weed pressure in some of our lower river-bottom soybean ground. We have waterhemp rearing its ugly head. We have been over some bean fields at least three times trying to do what we can with different mixtures to try and kill it before it is too bad. It is not out of hand, but we don’t want it to get out of hand so we are spending some extra time to get that taken care of.I’m pretty sure it came in from all of the water we got. Most of the areas are where the rivers and creeks flooded and the seed has come from up river. Most of it is Roundup resistant so we have to try some other things. We are also dealing with some marestail. It looks like we fry them at first. They struggle for a bit and then they come right out of it. We are trying to get those marestail plants taken care of before canopy.We were bushhogging some CRP ground and found a swarm of beetles. At first they looked like stink bugs, but they are not. We checked on the threshold and we are Ok right now but we have been watching the insects too.All of the corn around here is at least shoulder high now. There have been some guys trying to sidedress with hi-boys for some late N and there is a lot of crop dusting going on too.Dylan Baer — Wood CountyWe got our wheat off last week and finished just ahead of a 3-inch rainfall over a couple of days. I ended up being rained out most of the hot days of baling, which I was OK with. We were pretty dry before that rain came and that rain really set us up. The corn has been dark green and growing fast and last night we got another 1.2 inches, which is holding up the baling.It actually did the little bit of crop we have in the field a lot of good. The crops actually look pretty good. If it was the end of June instead of the end of July we’d be right on track for some good crops, but we are still a month behind.The hay was below average quality and amount for the first cutting. There was too much alfalfa missing and too many weeds. People like to buy bales of hay not bales of weeds. Everything is coming back pretty well and I have been selling it. People are buying whatever they can find. I had an ad up online for 24 hours and everything I was selling was gone. So it is worth something. I think the second cutting will be higher quality for sure. Tons might still be down but it does look like the alfalfa is taking over again.The last several years we have been privileged to have some pretty decent yields. We saw 65 to 90 bushels so it is below what we’ve had but we still feel good about that and we were thankful to have it off before sprouting started to set in. We were pretty happy with Prosaro keeping the wheat healthy all the way through.Weed control has been a real battle. The prevented planting acres have nothing growing but weeds. While we were baling we were trying to spray in the morning and bale in the afternoon. Now that the wheat is off we’ll get busy applying manure to wheat ground and planting cover crops on the prevented planting ground. There is no shortage of work around here. Even our bean fields we got planted are not canopied yet and the weed pressure is a real battle now.