Afiba Chambers netted a sixth goal of the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League campaign in Reno FC’s 2-0 win over defending champions Montego Bay United at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz on Sunday but trail Arnett Gardens for sixth place. It was a reversal of their first western derby of the season last November when MBU won 2-0 at Wespow Park and keeps Reno in seventh place in the standings on 28 points as Arnett (31 points) maintained the gap after drubbing Jamalco FC 4-1. But while the win was a great result, it was the way it was achieved that most pleased the club’s coach, Godfrey Drummond. “We are delighted to have won the match,” Drummond said. “But it wasn’t a great spectacle, although we played tactically beautiful in the first half. “We have incorporated the young players into our system, and so far it is working quite wellm with our senior players taking responsibility on and off the field. We are working a strategy that is paying off for us at the moment,” he said. Reno was ticking off their third victory in five matches on a decent run of form since January and Drummond says that he believes a top-six finish is within their grasp. “The aim at the start of the season was to end in the top six. Fair to say we are on target, although three points behind Arnett, who occupy sixth place at the moment. But we are happy at our recent form and now are only hoping to sustain it and continue picking up points,” stated Drummond. NEVER SETTLED MBU never looked settled on the STETHS turf, Dino Williams held in check by the Reno defence, and with Owayne Gordon along with schoolboy Jourdaine Fletcher rested because of national duties, the champions lacked the punch up front. It never mattered to Reno when Chambers fired home in the 18th minute for the lead, and it got worse for MBU when midfielder Shawn Genius, a STETHS daCosta Cup player, proved too much for defender Nicholas Stewart, with a series of step-over dribbles that got defender Nicholas Stewart in awkward position. And when Genius swivelled inside, his legs got tangled with Stewart’s, leaving referee Kevin Morrison no choice but to point to the spot. Morris then stepped up to convert from the spot to give Reno a 2-0 lead at the half-time break. In an already strange game, things got more complicated for MBU when both Deshane Beckford and second-half substitute Jermaine Woozencroft marching orders in the 47th and 64th minutes, respectively. Williams had a miserable outing, accounting for one of only two chances that fell for MBU, but head coach Dillon Thelwell said his players played with character even when down to eight outfield players. “We never played like we wanted it today, but when down to nine men, I think we started to push, which showed we have character,” said Dillon Thelwell, the MBU coach. “It wasn’t a great game, clearly, but we will rebound after this. We will shift focus a little with the Caribbean Club Championship and we need all hands on deck for that,” he said.
University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines, though, aren’t far behind with their 4-5 cards, making them legitimate threats to enter the upper half of the standings.Oh and a couple of players made statistical history, and a shoutout though to National University’s Ria Nabalan for making history in the women’s division and becoming the first woman to be named Chooks-to-Go/Collegiate Sports Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week.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 ChrissThe Lady Bulldog lit up for 40 points while also grabbing six rebounds and dishing out eight assists in her team’s 72nd straight win.And with all that out of the way, here are the top performers of the men’s division for Week 6 Ildefonso, who said that Cansino brings out the best in him, promptly one upped his batch mate to the tune of 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a couple of clutch plays.NU’s rookie duped UST’s wunderkind with the same two plays down the stretch and scored five points in the Bulldogs’ game-closing 6-0 run.Ildefonso’s second layup, which was against the defense of Cansino, gave the Bulldogs a 65-68 edge with 2:58 to play.Another thing, Ildefonso is 2-0 against Cansino in their first year in college.BackcourtJerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson University, shooting guard)Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf Sarr brought the physicality inside the paint for Adamson, Jerrick Ahanmisi delivered that oh so sweet shooting from rainbow country.Ahanmisi averaged three 3-pointers this week for the Soaring Falcons while putting up a 15-point scoring average.The third-year shooting guard was quiet in the Falcons’ 57-50 win over De La Salle scoring just nine points, all of which came from beyond the arc, but turned things up a notch in their 69-58 win over the Bulldogs with 21 points on an 8-of-13 overall shooting.Juan Gomez De Liaño (University of the Philippines, guard) Things are starting to get really interesting in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament with six teams vying for those coveted top four spots.Adamson and Ateneo are tied for the No. 1 spot with 7-2 records while Far Eastern University and De La Salle are in stable ground with 5-4 slates to share third place.ADVERTISEMENT Juan Gomez De Liaño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines desperately needed a win to keep itself up in the race for a Final Four spot and sophomore Juan Gomez De Liaño delivered the good for the Fighting Maroons.Gomez De Liaño registered the league’s first triple-double in 12 years when he had 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists to help UP get a share of the fifth spot with UST at 4-5.UP’s Marvin Cruz was the last one to notch a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Fighting Maroons’ 98-88 loss to the Blue Eagles on Aug. 20, 2006.Honorable mentionsSean Manganti (Adamson University, small forward)Sean Manganti. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s always fun when a player has a narrative with a certain team and in Sean Manganti’s case it was with De La Salle.Manganti was once a hopeful high school kid who tried his luck with one of the junior teams La Salle has in its educational system, but it never happened for him and instead he became a Soaring Falcon.Seven years after the bitter rejection, Manganti finally got one against the Green Archers when he led the Soaring Falcons in their 57-50 win.Manganti put up 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against the school that once rejected him in a performance that ultimately erased the bitter heartbreak he once got.Oh and he had a solid game of 11 points while playing the supporting role in Adamson’s 69-58 win over NU. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college And it was in the absence of those wing stars that Kouame decided to make history by being the first man in 10 years to have a 30-20 stat line since Ateneo’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini had 33 points and 20 rebounds in the Blue Eagles’ 72-66 loss to FEU.Well, talk about a reversal of fates.Papi Sarr (Adamson University, center)Papi Sarr. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf Kouame numbers were jumping over fences and breaking through walls, there was one center this past week that was just chilling.The Soaring Falcons’ Papi Sarr was a cool bean in Week 6 becoming one of the league-leaders in their perfect 2-0 run against La Salle and NU.Sarr averaged a quiet double-double average of 14 points and 13 rebounds as Adamson effectively put its two-game skid at the end of the first round to start anew in the second half of the season.Dave Ildefonso (National University, small forward)Dave Ildefonso. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe former high school stars from a year ago have been a treat to watch this season in the UAAP especially when they go up directly against each other.NU split its two games this week, a 69-58 loss to Adamson and a 69-61 win over UST, but there was one constant in those outings and it was youngster Dave Ildefonso.In the Bulldogs’ matchup against the Growling Tigers, the game got turned into a microcosm as Ildefonso and CJ Cansino crossed paths in a showcase of youngsters. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FrontcourtAngelo Kouame (Ateneo de Manila University, center)Angelo Kouame. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAngelo Kouame’s performance for the Blue Eagles in Week 6 was downright scary.The 6-foot-10 center was a man among boys when Ateneo lambasted Far Eastern University, 82-62, putting up 33 points and 27 rebounds en route to sharing the Player of the Week plum with Nabalan.Kouame was Ateneo’s focal point during its lone game this week with stars Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto, and Mike Nieto being absent against the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Bright Akhuetie (University of the Philippines, center)Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie is usually featured as one of the frontcourt players in this list but he had to take a backseat for this edition since UP played just one game this week and frankly it was against the undersized bigs of University of the East.There was no possible defender against Akhuetie, who had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks as he bullied his way to the basket for a 12-of-14 shooting clip. 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Mark Bosnich is warning Aston Villa will end up in the Championship if major changes are not made at the club.The Midlanders are without a win in six Premier League games and manager Paul Lambert is coming under increasing pressure.“It is kind of like a broken record with Paul Lambert and Aston Villa. They start off promising but every year they get dragged into a relegation battle,” Bosnich, the club’s former goalkeeper, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“No club is too big to go down. They are a big club, Aston Villa. They won the European Cup, they are the biggest club in the Midlands, and the fans have been fed up for some time.“They have got to have a serious think about what they want to do and where they want to go because one of these years they are going to go down.”
1 Paul Pogba Chelsea and Manchester City target Paul Pogba has admitted he could work with Pep Guardiola in the future.The Juventus midfielder is currently wanted by all of Europe’s elite clubs and a bidding war is expected this summer.Chelsea and Manchester City are both desperate to land Pogba and have been linked with world-record bids.The France international insists he is currently happy in Turin, but confessed he would like to work with the future Manchester City boss Guardiola.“Guardiola has great experience and an immense philosophy of football,” Pogba told Sky Sport Deutschland.“I am a Juventus player now, but clearly the possibility of working with him in future could develop.“He is a coach who influences the squad and all the players respect him. You can only admire and try to learn something from him.“He is an icon of football and I’ve heard he manages to improve every player he has at his disposal.”
Donegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said that the decision to frontload a 2% increase in VAT will put serious pressure on businesses in border towns and villages.Despite the Taoiseach’s assertions that currency fluctuations have a greater impact on cross border trade rather than the 2% VAT increase, Deputy McConalogue has said that we are at the mercy of global economic factors when it comes to currency fluctuations but we do have complete control over our own domestic VAT rate.“Local businesses on this side of the border have been aggressively pursuing price cuts and competitive business strategies for the past number of years leading to better value for money for shoppers. Prices are well down on what they had been. This 2% VAT hike is an insult to their efforts to remain competitive. Worse still, it could be the final nail in the coffin for many local businesses. “The 3% differential between us and Northern Ireland will naturally lead to a migration of shoppers faced with higher shopping bills to the North at a time when we can’t afford to be losing any business or spend on this side of the border. It will put businesses here under enormous pressure to stay afloat.“The Fine Gael/Labour Government clearly have not thought this through properly. Frontloading a VAT hike will stifle businesses and entrepreneurship at the very wrong time in our recovery. There is no doubt that this will cost jobs in border communities. I am appealing to the local Government Deputies to fight for our communities and seek a reverse of this damaging decision.”VAT RISE WILL HAMMER DONEGAL, SAYS TD was last modified: November 21st, 2011 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:deputy charlie mcconalogue
The agent of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has revealed centre-back is ’90 per cent certain to leave’ the Merseyside club this summer.The Slovakia captain has fallen out of favour at Anfield under new boss Jurgen Klopp this season, with Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure all preferred over him throughout the campaign.And while the Reds will miss Mamadou Sakho for a part of next term due to a drugs ban, the arrival of Schalke centre-back Joel Matip is likely to put Skrtel further down the packing order.The 31-year-old has started just one Premier League game for Jurgen Klopp’s side since December and is thought to be considering his future at Anfield.And his agent, Karol Csonto, recently admitted the defender is likely to leave the club when the transfer window opens, with Turkey a possible destination.“Besiktas is one of those interested in Martin, but we’re haven’t reached a point where I can confirm Martin is going there, or anywhere else,” Csonto told TV Markiza in Slovakia.“I can say that it is 90 percent sure Martin will leave Liverpool, but it is far from closed.” 1 Martin Skrtel has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Trying to figure out how much money you need to save for retirement? Start with the number 12. An article in this month’s issue of the Journal of Financial Planning offers some of the best tools we’ve seen for gauging where you stand in your financial preparations for later life. They’re a series of personal financial ratios that involve income, debt and savings, which were developed by Charles J. Farrell, an attorney and vice president of Dorman Farrell LLC, a financial consulting firm in Medina, Ohio. You first calculate your own ratios, and then compare the results with benchmark ratios provided by Mr. Farrell. The comparison, he says, can help individuals “determine whether they are on track to retire by age 65.” Given the importance of this topic, we’ll spend two Sundays on Mr. Farrell’s research. This week, we’ll discuss nest-egg calculations. In our next Encore column, we’ll look at the ratios: where your savings and debt levels should stand, at various ages, for a comfortable retirement. Living Off 80% Mr. Farrell, as noted, starts with the number 12. Before you retire, you should have a nest egg, he says, that amounts to 12 times your pre-retirement salary. So, if you’re making or expect to be making about $50,000 a year before you retire, you need to have saved $600,000. Think that target is too ambitious? Let’s look at his reasoning. Mr. Farrell estimates that the average American needs a “salary” in retirement that amounts to 80% of pre-retirement income. Multiplying your pre-retirement salary by 12, he explains, produces a nest egg that will help generate the needed 80%. Here’s how that works: Mr. Farrell assumes that your savings will post a real or after-inflation return of 5% annually, and that retirees can safely withdraw 5% of their savings each year. Using our example of a person with $50,000 in income before retirement and a $600,000 nest egg, a 5% withdrawal yields $30,000. Add to that figure about $10,000 that our retiree will collect each year from Social Security and you get $40,000 or 80% of pre-retirement income. Of course, Mr. Farrell is making three important assumptions: that 80% of your pre-retirement income will suffice in retirement; that 5% is a reasonable rate of withdrawal from your nest egg; and that your savings will return 5% after inflation. If anything, these assumptions are generous. Some financial planners would argue that people spend just as much money in retirement (on travel, home improvements, health care, etc.) as when they were working full time. Meanwhile, a withdrawal rate and a real rate of return of 4% would be regarded as more prudent figures. A Practical Target Mr. Farrell responds that if all major debt, including your mortgage, is paid off before retirement, and if you’re already saving about 10% of each paycheck during your working years as almost all financial planners recommend then 80% of pre-retirement income should work well in later life. As for the rates of withdrawal and return, Mr. Farrell acknowledges that 5%might be on the high side. But rates of 4%, he explains, mean that your nest egg would have to be even bigger to help generate the same 80% of pre-retirement income. How much bigger? Fifteen times your annual salary. The bottom line: Given Mr. Farrell’s rather lenient assumptions, a nest egg equal to 12 times your annual salary is a practical target. The question then becomes: Can you get there? Start by slashing your debt, he says. Get rid of costly auto leases and consider moving to a smaller house, if need be. “You can’t lie to yourself,” Mr. Farrell says. “If you carry too much debt, it often means you can’t save enough. And if you can’t save enough, it’s very difficult to reach any point of financial independence.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Some of this is his own doing. Although “Crunchy Cons” is more about a general philosophy of life than a clear blueprint for how to live it, its heavy reliance on Dreher’s personal anecdotes can make it seem as though anyone who makes different choices must be morally deficient. Critics bristle at Dreher’s unwitting insinuation that, say, their exurban existence or frozen pizza represents a blot on their character, when they might choose these things for godly, pro-family reasons that Dreher should applaud — e.g., saving money so that a family needs only one income instead of two. But there is more to all this right-wing dissatisfaction than Dreher’s occasional lapse in humility. Most of us, regardless of our political affiliation, are selective moralists — we denounce the sins we don’t commit, while dissembling about the ones we do. Liberals, for example, are likely to declare that racism is absolutely wrong, but then deny the existence of absolutes when the issue changes to, say, the sexual revolution. Modern conservatives are likewise usually more willing to decry lust than greed — a temptation that may hit a little closer to home, and raises awkward questions about one of the right’s sacred cows, the free market. — The rumblings that Dreher has stirred up among his fellow conservatives come from a certain level of discomfort. We don’t like being called out, least of all by one of our own. For conservatives, much of what stings about Dreher’s book is that it’s true: Consumerism is a very real, widely overlooked threat to family values. The free market, for all its virtues, does fuel a consumerist mind-set that’s personally and socially destructive. Too often, we on the right do let our disdain for liberal environmentalists turn into nonchalance about the welfare of animals or the planet — a mentality that’s neither moral nor conservative in any true sense of the word. And in a hyper-politicized age, where partisans of all kinds are desperate to believe that “our side” is right on all issues, it’s hard for many conservatives to admit that, for too long, liberals have been mostly alone in pointing out these excesses in the dominant American culture. So there I was, pushing my cart and my kids down the aisle at Trader Joe’s, searching for the all-natural tomato soup, the organic vanilla yogurt and the “fair trade” hot-cocoa mix. All the while, I couldn’t help thinking: Am I a “Crunchy Con”? The term comes from the title of Dallas Morning News editorialist Rod Dreher’s new book, “Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip home-schooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party).” Dreher thinks that American conservatives have, for the most part, become too enamored with money, power and efficiency, at the expense of family, community and the environment. In the process, he argues, we have sacrificed not just our principles, but also the ingredients for a joyful life and a healthy society. Dreher urges a return to what he calls sacramental living, where higher values govern all of our decisions, even the lowliest among them. He favors his family’s Arts and Crafts bungalow in an older part of the city over the new, massive McMansions in the exurbs. He prefers traditional religions to modernistic denominations that relativize truth and make a god out of self-fulfillment. He and his wife buy organic meat at the co-op rather than subsidize the unseemly practices of factory farming. They’re traditionalists, environmentalists and home schoolers. Dreher’s manifesto on behalf of this kind of countercultural living has created quite a row in conservative circles. National Review magazine, where Dreher (and I) once worked, has set up a blog on which contributors discuss his book in often vicious exchanges. Critics claim that Dreher is either a smug moralist trying to make virtues out of his personal tastes or, worse, some kind of stealth liberal. Dreher, to his great credit, is willing to put ideological rivalries aside, and acknowledge that certain ideas we’ve come to associate with tree-hugging hippies — a proper reverence for the natural world, making do with less, resisting the dehumanizing conformity of mass culture — are good ones, for both the soul and civilization. There, I said it. On some issues, I find myself agreeing far more with the tree-hugging hippies than with the country-club Republicans. Does this make me a “Crunchy Con”? The evidence is compelling: My family watches no TV. We recycle. We choose to pay more for our milk instead of buying the cheaper, hormone-injected and antibiotic-loaded kind. We’ve accepted a more modest lifestyle than we could otherwise afford if I were willing to work 80-hour weeks or my wife were pursuing her career instead of staying home to raise our children full-time. We realize this kind of life isn’t for everyone, but to us, these decisions don’t feel like sacrifices — they’re liberating secrets to a richer life, handed down by wise families we admire. Some of these choices are “crunchy,” some are conservative, and some defy labels altogether. But we try — and quite often fail — to gradually focus more on our faith and ideals, and less on our appetites or the latest trend, in making household decisions. Ultimately, “Crunchy Cons” isn’t about Birkenstocks or bungalows, but about trying to better orient one’s life around the Permanent Things, and becoming more mindful of our ethical blind spots. Dreher encourages some much-needed, and sometimes unsettling soul-searching for those of us on the right. He reminds conservatives that we have no monopoly on virtue, and that the free market is, like democracy, only as good as the people who participate in it. In an era of extreme political division, this civil and upbeat read is as refreshing as a glass of ice-cold, non-hormonally treated milk. Chris Weinkopf is the Daily News’ editorial-page editor. Write to him by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Judge Paul KellyA JUDGE has ordered a baker to hand back €160 to a couple over a wedding cake.Judge Paul Kelly made the ruling at the small claims court in Letterkenny after the mother of the groom said the cake she ordered was completely different from the one she received. The judge commented that it was “hugely unfortunate” that the parties in the dispute hadn’t settled it before coming to court.The court heard that the dispute arose over a wedding in Dublin last July.The mother of the groom had given a picture of the cake she wanted to the baker.It was collected in Donegal and taken to Dublin by another relative two days before the big day.But the mother of the groom said she was horrified when she saw the cake; edible gold petals she had asked for were a palish yellow.“It (the cake) looked like a bowler hat with measles,” she told Judge Kelly.Due to the error, the woman said she missed a tour of the Guinness Brewery and the wedding rehearsal with relatives of her new daughter-in-law who had arrived in the capital from north America.Examining photographs of the cake which was ordered and pictures of the actual cake, Judge Kelly noted there was “a very substantial difference”.The baker however handed in the dyes she used for the cake; saying the directions on colours were unclear.“That’s what I see as gold,” she said.The mother of the bride said the cake wasn’t used at the wedding as a result of its appearance.Judge Kelly agreed it wasn’t the cake she had asked for and ordered the baker to reimburse the woman for €160.JUDGE ORDERS BAKER TO PAY OUT €160 OVER ‘MEASLES’ WEDDING CAKE was last modified: January 11th, 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)