Blackwater, Phoenix seek 3rd straight wins, joint 2nd spot

first_imgTip off is at 7 p.m., with the Texters still licking the wounds of a lopsided 88-76 road loss to three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.“But more than beating TNT for the first time and winning three straight, the important thing here is the players know that winning improves our standing,” Isaac said.Isaac is wary of whom he calls “the usual suspects in the TNT team,” as he emphasized the need to play team defense.“We need to stop Jayson (Castro), Troy (Rosario), RR (Pogoy) and (Anthony) Semerad who is playing very well of late,” Isaac said. “If we can do that, we might have a good chance to+otch another upset.”Another team on a two-game run that will take on a traditional power on the fall is Phoenix Petroleum, which slugs it out with Rain or Shine in the 4:30 p.m. opener.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone San Miguel Beer is the only unbeaten team left in the tournament at 3-0.Victories by Blackwater and Phoenix would allow them to keep within striking distance of the leaders, something very important in a conference this long.The Fuel Masters were the first to hand the NLEX Road Warriors a loss, while the Elasto Painters are coming off two straight defeats, counting a 70-78 setback at the hands of undermanned GlobalPort last week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leo Isaac wrapped up practice with his surging Blackwater crew on Tuesday afternoon, convinced that the coaching staff had finally instilled in the Elite what they wanted them to believe right from opening day.“After winning over (Barangay) Ginebra, after viewing the (game) tape the other day and seeing that they beat a team that had (Greg) Slaughter and Japeth (Aguilar), they now know that they can beat any team in this league,” Isaac said of his Elite’s newfound confidence.ADVERTISEMENT Boxing mirror, who’s the dumbest of them all? The Elite will be coming off two straight victories capped by that Friday upset of the Gin Kings, whom they fended off the entire night before pulling away in the closing minutes to win, 94-77.Dealing the Kings their first loss in the tournament made the field take a second look at the Elite, who will return to action Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum looking to beat TNT KaTropa for the first time in their PBA existence and improve their Philippine Cup standings.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 folk“This game got bigger, not just because we have a chance to win three straight (games), but because we haven’t beaten TNT, ever,” Isaac continued over the phone.“But we are still the underdogs here. TNT has an awesome lineup.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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House’s Specialized Committee ‘Disappointed’ at BIVAC, LRA for ‘Non Compliance’

first_imgRep. Clarence Massaquoi: “It is an open knowledge that our current economic status as a country is challenged…” The ‘Specialized Committee’ of the House of Representatives which is tasked to scrutinize (review) all tax incentives and concession agreements, has frowned on the Bureau Veritas (BIVAC) Liberia and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) for non-compliance and deliberate lack of cooperation.Lofa County District #3 Representative Clarence Massaquoi and chairman of the Specialized Committee, said the LRA is dragging her feet to disclose to the Committee the ‘cost incentive’  or “total amount” of all the tax incentives or tax waivers from all concessions and business institutions which are enjoying tax incentives or tax waivers, while BIVAC is reneging to submit their Investment Contract.The disappointment of the House’s Specialized Committee was contained in a preliminary report to plenary, which was read and endorsed on Thursday, February 21, which marked the 13th day sitting.BIVAC  is an international company that is involved in pre-shipment inspection (PSI), while LRA is a government agency that is responsible to collect lawful revenue.Rep. Massaquoi named the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC), Firestone Liberia, APM Terminals, Conex Petroleum, and ArcelorMittal as some of the concession or business institutions which are in compliance.“Some of the Agreements or Investment Contracts we scrutinized indicate that the time has passed for them to be reviewed legally either five or 10 years ago,” Rep. Massaquoi said.“APM Terminals and Firestone are some of the concessions that are ought to be re-reviewed according to their concession agreements,” he said.He added: “We have also observed that some of the tax waivers have been misused and because of that our investment is sinking and if we don’t rescue it, we will be doomed.”Nimba County District #5 Representative Samuel Kogar made the motion for the Specialized Committee’s preliminary report to be endorsed and extended for an additional one month. But the extension of the Specialized Committee’s time-frame was denied and given an open-ended duration.Meanwhile, the Specialized Committee is co-chaired by Montserrado County District #8 Representative Acarous M. Gray, while other members are Bomi County District #1 Representative Edwin M. Snowe; Montserrado County District #5 Representative Thomas Fallah; Lofa County District #2 Representative Julie Wiah; and Montserrado County District # 9 Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood.The remaining lawmakers include River Cess County District #2 Representative Rosanna Schaak; Montserrado County District #3 Representative Rustonlyn Dennis, Bong County District #5 Representative Edward Karfiah; Nimba County District #5 Representative Samuel Kogar; Grand Gedeh County District #1 Representative Zoe Pennoh; Montserrado County District #11 Representative Richard Koon; Margibi County District #2 Representative Tibelrosa Tanpoweh, Sinoe County District #3 Representative Matthew Zaza, Montserrado County District #16 Representative Dixon Seibo and Gbarpolu County District #2 Representative Cllr. Kane Wesso.The Specialized Committee was appointed by House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers on Tuesday, January 15, during the 2nd day sitting of the 2nd Session, following a letter from the Rep. Massaquoi.He wrote: “Honorable Speaker and Colleagues, it is an open knowledge that our current economic status as a country is challenged and the selfless inputs of all stakeholders to revive it and rekindle the hope of our people. Areas I believe should be looked at are the concessions and investment incentives that are currently in place. You will agree with me, Honorable Speaker and Colleagues, that the implementation of these instruments has a significant impact on the viability of the economy.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Donegal Mountain Rescue dispatched to Errigal following callout

first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Rescue Team (DMRT) have been dispatched to a callout on Friday evening. At 5.15pm this evening, the DMRT responded to the call on Errigal.The team was dispatched when a callout was made from an injured female walker. The Sligo-based Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 118 has also been called for assistance at the scene.We will bring you more as we get it…Donegal Mountain Rescue dispatched to Errigal following callout was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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