Alab holds off Mono for sixth straight win

first_imgAlab’s run propelled them to third place with a 9-4 record while the Mono Vampire fell down to fourth at 9-5.Balkman not only delivered in the clutch for Alab but he was also the focal point of the team’s offense putting up 31 points with 13 rebounds.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 folkJustin Brownlee, meanwhile, missed out on a five-by-five for Alab as he finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, five blocks, and four steals.Samuel Deguara led Mono Vampire with 21 points and 15 boards. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Alab Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlab Pilipinas stretched its winning run to six games after surviving Mono Vampire, 86-84, in the ASEAN Basketball League Wednesday at Baliuag Star Arena in Bulacan.Renaldo Balkman hit the game-winning jumper for Alab with four seconds remaining 15 seconds after Mike Singletary drilled a three-pointer that tied the game at 84.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra bounces back, rips Kiacenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

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BUDGET 2016: CO-OP GROUPS WELCOME BUDGET

first_imgICOS welcomes Budget 2016 as targeted, balanced and fair for the agri-food sectorThe Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd today welcomed the budget announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin.ICOS represents over 130 co-operatives in Ireland – including the Irish dairy processing co-operatives and livestock marts – whose associated businesses have a combined turnover in the region of €14 billion, with some 150,000 individual members, employing 12,000 people in Ireland, and a further 24,000 people overseas. The ICOS President, Martin Keane welcomed the overall budgetary package for the farming community as “targeted, balanced and fair”.Mr. Keane stated that changes to income tax including the ‘Earned Income Tax Credit’ for the self-employed is a very welcome initiative. According to Mr. Keane, “the Earned Income Tax Credit to the value of €550 is a welcome initial first step by the Government to ensure equity and fairness in the income tax system.”ICOS also welcomed initiatives in today’s budget to extend stock relief measures for a further three years and actions to support farm succession.Mr. Keane added “Budgetary supports related to farm succession are extremely welcome as targeted agri taxation measures can assist with succession planning and improving the age profile of the farming sector, which is a critical challenge facing the entire agri-food sector. “The agri-food sector stands to benefit from the Knowledge Development Box proposal with a reduced rate of corporation tax for R&D spend. This is a positive measure which will enable the entire food industry to develop new products, add value and compete internationally, which ultimately will deliver the best possible return for farmers.“ICOS also welcomes the announcement by Minister Howlin to allocate additional funding to support agri-environmental and capital investment schemes under the Rural Development Programme. In addition, funding for a range of new schemes under the Seafood Development Programme is also welcome.”However, Mr. Keane expressed disappointment at the exclusion of an income deferral scheme in this year’s budget.Mr. Keane stated,  “We believe that an opportunity was missed to provide for measures to help farmers to manage volatility in this year’s budget.  A suite of volatility measures including taxation initiatives will be required to help farmers cope with fluctuations in milk price. ICOS urges the government to give greater consideration to the possibility of an income deferral scheme and we will continue to engage with government on this matter.” BUDGET 2016: CO-OP GROUPS WELCOME BUDGET was last modified: October 13th, 2015 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:budget 2016co-op groupslast_img read more

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Brand South Africa Plays its Part for education

first_imgBrand South Africa is awarding bursaries to two students from the Lekoa Shandu Secondary School in Sharpeville to further their studies in marketing and communications at the North West University.The students are Thandeka Dlamini and Palesa Mphache and were amongst the Class of 2013 top performers at the school.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola says “Brand South Africa is delighted to play its part in supporting the further education of two students who have played their part to qualify for further education opportunities.“We congratulate them on their outstanding matric results and wish them well as they enter another phase of their lives – tertiary education.“We look forward to their contribution to our country and its development once they have completed their studies.“We urge the Class of 2014 to remain committed to preparing for their final examinations at the end of the year so that they too can access further education and training opportunities,” concludes Matola.last_img read more

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9 Informative Adobe Encore DVD Authoring Tutorials

first_imgOne product in the Adobe Production Suite that often gets overlooked is the powerful Encore DVD authoring application.  Here are 9 tutorials that will get you up to speed on Encore in no time!Creative Cow contributor and Premiumbeat blogger Andrew Devis recently completed a 9 video tutorial series on creating and authoring DVDs in Adobe Encore.  Although video pros are dealing less and less with DVDs, for many clients and consumers it’s still the medium of choice.  Knowing how to create and deliver quality (and often complex) DVDs is still essential for post production professionals.  In addition to standard DVDs, Encore provides the tools necessary to author Blu-Rays.In this 9 part video series for Creative Cow, Andrew walks you through all stages of Adobe Encore DVD creation, from importing video sequences to creating complex menus and buttons.  3 videos are dedicated to creating Slideshows using Encore – a robust use of that application.Naturally, the more complex the DVD project the more room there is for error.  Andrew walks you through how to check your DVD for quality and insure it’s free from common oversights and errors.  The last thing you want is to deliver a DVD to a client with tracks disconnected or playback errors – ouch!Adobe Encore is a good solution if you’re looking for a DVD solution in your post production pipeline, especially if you’re already an Adobe diehard or Premiere Pro editor.Check out the first few Adobe Encore tutorial videos below (the full series is on Creative Cow).What do YOU use for your DVD authoring?Are your clients still asking for DVDs?  Blu-Rays?Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

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SHIs Profit Soars in Q1

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilding major Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has joined the recovery drive of its two compatriots, DSME and Hyundai Heavy Industries, having posted a 350.8 percent jump in its operating profit for the first three months of 2017 year-on-year.Specifically, SHI’s operating profit for the quarter reached KRW 27.5 billion (USD 24.20 million) a considerable increase from KRW 6.1 billion in the corresponding period in 2016, the shipbuilder revealed in a stock exchange filing.The company’s net profit achieved 269 percent increase, reaching KRW 58,700 billion (USD 51.6 million) against KRW 15.9 billion a year earlier.However, SHI’s revenue suffered 3.7 percent dip and came at KRW 2.44 trillion.The increase in profit has been driven by a favorable order intake that kicked off the year amid stabilization in the shipbuilding industry resulting in a total of USD 1.5 billion worth of new orders. SHI’s order backlogs as of March 31, 2017 on delivery basis totals in USD 26.5 billion, the company’s data show. These are dominated by tankers, 34 of them, followed by 15 LNG carriers and 10 drilling rigs, among other units.Due to forecasts that the shipbuilding industry could slightly improve during 2017, the shipbuilder decided to raise its orderbook goal to USD 6 billion, from last year’s USD 5.3 billion target, after winning a major order to build a large offshore platform at the beginning of the year worth USD 1.3 billion.The turnaround is in particular expected in the LNG carrier sector and FSRUs, according to SHI, with up to 30 LNGC orders forecast to be placed on annual basis from 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Rep Noble votes for bill banning local food taxes

first_img Categories: News,Noble News Families don’t deserve another challenge 05Oct Rep. Noble votes for bill banning local food taxescenter_img State Rep. Jeff Noble today said he joined his colleagues in approving a House bill prohibiting local units of government from taxing the manufacture and sale of food and beverages.Noble, of Plymouth, said the Michigan Food Access and Affordability Act received strong bipartisan support in the House vote. The measure, introduced by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen of Walker, extends the existing state constitutional ban of a sales tax on food and beverages to city and county governments, preventing the levying of municipal taxes on food.“This is common-sense legislation to reduce big government and protect families across the state from aggressive new taxes,” Noble said. “Lower-income families dedicate more than one-third of their income to pay for food, and adding a local sales tax on food could mean the difference between eating a nutritious meal or going to bed hungry.”“Local governments in Pennsylvania and Illinois recently enacted regressive local taxes on food sales and immediately regretted doing so,” Noble said “The tax prompted people to buy food outside of their communities to avoid the extra tax, which had a negative impact on the local economy as grocery stores cut hours and laid off workers.”The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The Michigan Food Access and Affordability Act is House Bill 4999.last_img read more

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FRI MoversSpecials

first_imgHORSE RACING1.30 CheltenhamApple’s Shakira 7/4 > 6/52.50 CheltenhamSantini 4/1 > 3/13.40 LingfieldFountain Of Time 8/1 > 3/13.50 FakenhamMellow Ben 14/1 > 7/15.45 WolverhamptonStringybark Creek 3/1 > 9/4LA LIGALa Liga20:00 Sky Sports Football11/5 Levante 7/5 Eibar 23/10 DRAWBET NOW starsports.bet or 08000 521 321 Welcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Friday 16 Marchlast_img read more

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