Community praised after huge blaze destroys homes in West Donegal

first_imgA Donegal Councillor has vowed to ‘rebuild’ homes in West Donegal that were destroyed during Friday’s massive gorse fire. Cllr Micheál Mac Giolla Easbuig praised the local community for coming out and saving as many homes as they could close to Annagry.  Two houses were destroyed as dozens of firefighters alongside the community tried to tackle the blaze.Eight units of the Donegal fire service attended the scene of the fire which was stretched out over a large area.Dozens of local people joined the cause yesterday afternoon, helping firefighters to bring the blaze under control. Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig, who was also helping to battle the fires along with scores of other locals, said: “I would like to thank everybody who fought to save as many homes as we could today but unfortunately not all could be saved.“Women and men, young and old, our emergency services worked tirelessly for hours on end.“Well done to you all.“(It is a) very sad day for our community but we will rebuild.”Community praised after huge blaze destroys homes in West Donegal was last modified: April 20th, 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) Tags:Annagrygorse firegorse firesWest Donegallast_img read more

Arty milk cans raise cash for kids

first_img7 June 2004An art campaign sponsored by Clover has raised R150 400 for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) to assist them with feeding over 86 000 children per day.Sixteen milk cans, transformed into works of art by well-known local artists, including two cans decorated with the paintings of Western Cape school children, were auctioned off at the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery in Cape Town on 26 May.Contributing artists were Beezy Bailey, Cecil Skotnes, Willie Bester, Tyrone Appollis, Francine Scialom Greenblatt, Jill Trappler, Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Selwin Pekeur, Arlene Amaler-Raviv, Kevin Brand, Mark O’Donovan and Paul du Toit.In addition, craft collective Hand and beader Khoni Mdludli each decorated a can using colourful beads and intricately beaded wire.Two of the cans featured collages made up of reproductions of drawings by children from 80 Western Cape primary schools where Clover ran a children’s art competition.The artistically re-worked aluminium milk cans, on display at the AVA Gallery in the lead-up to the auction, attracted much attention, due both to their novelty and to their artistic value.PFSA fundraiser Rosemary Kahn said all 16 milk cans were sold, with Clover buying six. “The turnout was excellent, with people spilling over into the street”, Kahn said. “In addition to the number of companies that attended, we also had several private buyers and art lovers at the auction.”Companies that attended the auction included Investec, African Nova, Joe Public and FCB Redline.The Peninsula School Feeding Association has been feeding primary school children in the Western Cape for 46 years.Until 1994 this was managed entirely through public funding, and later with the help of a government grant. However, says Kahn, fundraising is essential as more and more children depend on the scheme, which provides many with their only meal of the day.The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) is a non-profit, membership-based arts association which promotes visual arts and artists, and seeks to uplift disadvantaged art communities.The AVA’s Artreach programme assists emerging artists with materials, workshops, framing and sponsored exhibitions in its special gallery space, the Artstrip.Source: Clover SAlast_img read more

Chiefs hold Man United to a draw

first_img21 July 2008Manchester United had to be satisfied with a come-from-behind 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs in the opening match of the Vodacom Challenge in front of a capacity crowd at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.It was a pre-season outing for both clubs and Chiefs will, no doubt, be more satisfied with the outcome than the English Premier League and European Champions League title-holders.The Amakhosi, rather than being overawed by their illustrious opposition, clearly saw the match as an opportunity to make a name for themselves, rather than a game from which they hoped to emerge with a draw. Yes, it did end in a draw, but it was not a defensive effort from Chiefs, who took the game to the Red Devils.First shotThe South African team was the first to have a crack at goal through David Mathebula, but his shot from distance was safely dealt with by United goalkeeper Tomasz Kusczak.Siphiwe Tshabalala had a half-chance only a minute later, but his slight hesitation before shooting gave United’s defenders time to block his shot.Wayne Rooney, whose hair-trigger temperament was unfortunately on display, had an opportunity after 10 minutes with a free kick, but his show flew harmlessly over the crossbar.Chris Eagles had a shot blocked by defender Tinashe Nengomashe before Tevez came close with the head. Captain Gary Neville then picked out the Argentine striker on the near post, but his header passed narrowly wide of the goals.PenaltyWith 37 minutes played, Chiefs were awarded a penalty when Neville fouled Siphiwe Tshabalala as he burst onto the ball and into the area at an angle. Jonathan Quartey took the spot kick and easily beat Kusczak by sending him the wrong way.The Amakhosi took that 1-0 lead into the break.Tevez was again wide with a header after six minutes of the second half and two minutes later the Red Devils very nearly had the game taken out of their reach.A half-cleared ball inside United’s fell to new Chiefs’ striker Jose Torrealba, but he rushed his shot and failed to connect properly. The ball hit Wes Brown and passed off of the defender to Kusczak’s right and wide of the post.EqualiserThe English champions finally drew level on the hour mark. A deep cross by Tevez found Chris Eagles at the back post and his powerful header skipped off the back of Jimmy Tau’s head and into the back of the net.Rooney was replaced when he picked up a yellow card for a late challenge on Nengomashe. Earlier in the match he had lashed out at Onismor Bashera, but the referee had missed the incident. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had seen enough, however, and replaced the star striker.Despite falling behind, Chiefs were not about to try and play out for a draw and Gert Schalkwyk was just off target after Bhasera found him with a good cross.Ultimately, however, both teams had to be satisfied with a draw.Praise for KhuneAfter the match, Ferguson said Chiefs had performed well and he singled out Amakhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune for praise, saying he was especially impressed by the 21-year-old’s distribution, which often put his team onto the counter-attack.Kaizer Chiefs’ coach Muhsin Ertugral said he was pleased with the commitment shown by his players, but said he is still working on combinations. He said the performance augers well for the new season. Last season, Chiefs finished a sixth in the PSL.The side’s new captain Jimmy Tau felt his team had learnt a lot and said he was proud of the way they played.Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Favourable RWC draw for Springboks

first_imgThe general consensus is that the draw has been kind to South Africa, but the Boks, assuming they qualify, will face a tough quarterfinal clash against one of Australia, England or Wales. The only other team to win the World Cup, and the only northern hemisphere champions, were England in 2003. “Our aim was to be in the first band of teams and we achieved that, moving from fourth at the start of the year to second in the IRB world rankings,” said Meyer. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Joining those three teams in Pool B will be the top team from Asia, most likely to be Japan, and another side from the Americas. The Springboks have been drawn with Samoa and Scotland in Pool B for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which takes place in England. It’s the fourth time in succession that South Africa and Samoa have been drawn in the same pool. The draw took place in London on Monday. In their most recent clash, at the 2011 World Cup, the Boks held off a stiff challenge from the Samoans, winning 13-5, while they beat the Scots by 11 points in a tough encounter on their recent tour of the northern hemisphere. The current International Rugby Board (IRB) world rankings see South Africa in second place, with Samoa ranked seventh and Scotland twelfth. France is the top seed in Pool D. They will face Ireland, Italy, and teams from the Americas and Europe. During recent tours of the northern hemisphere, South Africa remained unbeaten, but had to fight for their victories, beating Ireland 16-12, Scotland 21-10 and England 16-15. Australia’s results included a 33-6 thrashing at the hands of France, and New Zealand were thumped 38-21 by England. “As I said before the draw was made, to us it doesn’t matter who we are drawn against, because to win the World Cup, you have to beat the best teams out there.” “There really is very little to choose between the top sides in the world, while the next batch of teams has also improved a lot recently.” Gap has closed“If ever there was testimony that the gap between the top teams have closed, we saw that over the past month in the northern hemisphere,” Meyer commented. SatisfiedSpringbok coach Heyneke Meyer attended the draw at the Tate Modern and afterwards declared himself satisfied with the pool allocation. England, Australia and South Africa have lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy away from home. Both of New Zealand’s titles were won in New Zealand. Pool C features defending champions New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, as well as a team from Europe and another from Africa. World Cup winnersSouth Africa has won the Rugby World Cup twice previously, in 1995 and 2007. Australia, with World Cup titles in 1991 and 1999, is also a two-time winner, as is New Zealand, the 2011 champions and winners of the inaugural World Cup in 1987. 4 December 2012 PoolsThose three teams are in Pool A – which has quickly been dubbed the “Pool of Death” – along with a qualifier from Oceania and the winners of a playoff.last_img read more

South African struggle heroes honoured in Mozambique

first_img14 September 2015The Matola Monument and Interpretative Centre was unveiled in Maputo on Friday in a tribute to the anti-apartheid activists killed by security police in a raid on 30 January 1981.The South African Defence Force of the apartheid government raided the African National Congress (ANC) safe houses in Matola, Maputo and killed 13 members of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and one Mozambican national.The Mozambican and South African presidents, Filipe Nyusi and Jacob Zuma, both attended the inauguration of the centre. The monument is an effort to redress the historical imbalances in heritage sites, as well as aid social cohesion and nation building.“The unveiling of the memorial will enable South Africa to pay homage to the fallen soldiers and also acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions made by the Mozambicans towards a free, non-racial and democratic South Africa,” the Presidency said.Three red pillars in the centre of the monument are inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives in the raid. The multimedia information centre contains photographs and documents chronicling the anti-apartheid journey, and the joint effort of Mozambique and South African freedom fighters to end apartheid.Nyusi said that through the raid, “the apartheid regime once again showed its true cruel and inhuman face”. He described the attack as “a clear affront against our territorial integrity and sovereignty, our peace and all forms of human rights”.Zuma added: “The opening of this monument stands as a witness of freedom and it also stands as a testament to the resilience of our people. This monument is our testimony to the world that we have conquered in trying times.”Ties that bindThe monument was also a symbol of the strong bonds of friendship between South Africa and Mozambique, Zuma said. “We must together grapple with the strategic questions facing our peoples, such as unemployment, inequality and poverty. We must work together as we face these challenges.”Earlier in the day, the two presidents laid wreaths in Llhanguene Cemetery, at the graves of the victims of the raid. They also unveiled a large collective gravestone for the South African freedom fighters who died at Matola.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Android or iOS? How to Choose on a Limited Marketing Budget

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android Apps#Android Vs iOS#apps#iOS apps#mobile gaming#mobile optimization What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The technology business industry is mostly about making businesses from all sectors technologically sound. But part of the responsibility is also to help them stabilize with a sustainable online presence.Competition in the mobile app world.Serious competition is one of the most talked about aspect of any business. Mobile apps are no different. In this scenario, there are two major players of mobile app stores based on the mobile OS, Android, and iOS. Both of them have severe internal competition and USPs of their own. They have been business driven and customer-centric simultaneously while becoming fertile platforms for companies to showcase mobile business apps.When we talk about mobile apps, the competition in marketing involved after the launch is a point of considerable attention. Most of the sensible businesses indulge in dedicated activities for mobile App Store optimization and full marketing of the app. In such a scenario, it becomes imperative to look at how the two major players of mobile apps are poised at present. Which one should be chosen if you have a limited marketing budget?Have you ever wondered what an app costs the development company to host that app on the Apple store?FYI, all major mobile app stores charge mobile app hosting fee as per different pricing models. iOS and Android or no different. Apple charges $99 a year from mobile app developers and $299 a year from every iPhone app Development Company for hosting an app over the app store. Kindly note that it is an annual subscription which has to be renewed from time to time. Otherwise, the hosted app is brought down from the respective App Store. In Android, the pricing model is a lifetime subscription. Google charges a one-time fee of $25 for letting you host android mobile applications on Google play store from every Android app development company.Factors determining the marketing cost for an app.Hosting CostAs mentioned above, it is much more expensive to host an iOS mobile app compared to an android app. Although, hosting cost is not one of the most significant factors in determining the overall choice, but marketing cost should undoubtedly be considered under all circumstances. It makes more sense to count on the hosting cost if the mobile app idea is expected to be short-lived and later on you can afford to remove the app. However, it is important to note that Google has also been consistently increasing their hosting cost. The mentioned $25 is the effective price after a 27% increase in the last two years.Market share within the mobile app user base.Android is presently having approximately double the market share of iOS mobile apps. The year 2017-18 showed that there are about 2.6 million Android apps on Google play store and a little less, two million apps on the Apple App Store. This number is well supported by the fact that Android has been the global leader in smartphone market share. 2018 witnessed 217.2 million iOS smartphones being sold while over 1.3 billion Android smartphone units were it in sales of the previous year.The Android mobile platform is more extensive and diversified.There are many important aspects to keep in mind while choosing your mobile app platform within a limited budget. One of the most critical elements worth mentioning separately — is the fundamental analysis that Android is a mobile app platform. This platform is for the general masses and has a much larger and diversified user base.But Android is also a niche market.To reach a more significant number of mobile app customers, Android can be your preferred choice. At the same time, iOS is sticking to a niche market. They are the leaders of the mobile market in the U.S., and it is preferred by most corporates, C-levels, and executives over Android.How does each of these platforms affect the marketing budget?Finding where you stand on the point-on-point decision pitch.If you choose iOS over Android, you will be destined to face a highly informed, intellectual and comparatively more aware base of users. It will automatically lead to a need for much more effective, penetrating and highly convincing marketing pitch to magnetize the mobile app.Android users belong to the trends of the large volume download. In the Android market, you have to focus on capitalizing on the comparatively larger user base — while reaching out to potential customers. Both the choices have their share in the marketing budget, and it can vary as per the choice and stance of the marketing strategy.Different types of mindsets and needs of an individual customer base.Both the mobile app stores customers have entirely different mindsets and an overall stance over the mobile application installation and use. Every iPhone app development company has to come up with highly effective problem-solving abilities and the direct effect of using the app.While Android app development company can help you with exceptional qualities of an app and some significant benefits of using it. The next layer of marketing makes you spend more while marketing your app in the iOS space. It involves next level content creation, user follow-up and marketing pitch effectiveness.The cost of atomic operations involved in mobile app marketing.Cost per install or CPIThe atomic cost for operations which Google play store or the App Store charges from every single install that is taking place. Kindly note that these charges have nothing to do with the publicity or advertising cost — and are only levied if the user presses the install button. Clicking the install button means a fee for each successfully installed app even for a one single time usage. If an app user temporarily deletes the mobile app and later on decide to reinstall it — the earlier paid cost per install still stands countable.Mobile App Store optimization costs — what does this mean?Numerous speculations about hosting mobile apps on Google play store will help you in an online presence — because of the Google SEO benefits. App Store Optimization is wholly based on the relevance of the search made by the user and the most significant factor determining the results is the iOS on which the search is being done through Google.So — what does this mean for my famous top app?It simply means that regardless of how famous or top charted your app is — the relevance will be judged according to the context-sensitive searching algorithm — and the results will be coherent with the search results related to the particular iOS.How does the search results matter?Suppose you search same keyword string across Google on an Android device and an iOS device separately. Google is intelligent enough to show up results relevant to your specific iOS-based apps. Research made through the Android device will show up in Android apps — and iOS device will show up in apps from the App Store.App Store Optimization (ASO) costs.Google play store has numerous parameters and content blocks which are required while releasing your app on the Google play store. This will need a comprehensive marketing plan backed by a convincing launch of the product. On the other hand — iOS requires minimal effort and have a relatively less number of opportunities to optimize the mobile app ranking. The ranking is generally done by the App Store charts — based on the leads and responses received from the majority of users.Monetization opportunities.It is quite apparent that the possible revenue streams which can be created out of a mobile app — can help you ease into the monetization opportunities with the overall numbers of a mobile app marketing plan.Android gives you ample opportunities and broad scope to monetize your mobile app content and user-ship. There are different types of advertisements, referrals and numerous chances of affiliate marketing which make android apps front-runners of any monetization campaign. iOS applications are filtered by Apple’s high security and standard performance protocol which eliminates all sorts of news, ads, and elements that can contribute to deteriorating the UX — and compromise privacy, user data. A limited budget may motivate you to go for android apps as they leave you with a more relaxed space to elaborate on the marketing budget.Your choices in a nutshell.The choice of mobile app platform should be primarily driven by the size and type of your probable customer user base. The principal heads of your mobile app marketing budget are governed by their respective choice only. While other factors do add up in the overall cost — they will have a relatively smaller quantum of effect on the overall numbers and the results achieved after the execution of the marketing plan.Due to increasing competition, every leading Android app development company helps companies choose the most appropriate platform during consultation and requirement fixation. The industry is occupied with genuinely good analysts who help you design mobile products most effectively.You can get complete digital resource information which is easy and practical to market. Entrant technologies and new tools for mobile app development are paving the way for a more sophisticated approach for choosing the right platform.The future of all apps will be intriguing to watch. Their success or failures may depend on the time it takes to get to market. It will be compelling as this future of apps unfurls toward a much better tomorrow of technology. Arul Karuppannan Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Digital Marketing Strategist at W2S Solutions – A leading Mobile App Development Company in India. Foodie, Nature Lover, Social Activist & Growth Hacker. last_img read more

Smokin’ Hot Tips for Autodesk Smoke

first_img5. Change the frame rate of the resolutions you import most often as frame sequences to the project frame rate you use most often (24,25, 30).  Example: Change the 24 to 30 in the 1920 1080 line and that resolution will now default to 30 (29.97) fps for frame sequences.NOTE:  If  you put 0 (zero) as the frame rate in the file it will default to the project frame rate automatically. 6. Save the file and restart Smoke to refresh the data. In the Media Hub you can now import the sequence and it will be the new frame rate.I hope that you find these tips helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below. Keep checking back to Premiumbeat for more Autodesk Smoke information! Here are 3 hot Autodesk Smoke tips that will allow you to expand on the workflows to get the most out of the software.Tip #1: Visual Rendering Inside ConnectFXIn previous versions of Smoke, when the tools were module based and separate you could render inside Action and see your composite update frame by frame. This allowed you to catch any keyframe errors or other user mistakes and fix them without having to wait for the entire render to finish.  With ConnectFX, this rendering option isn’t available.  Many users coming from older versions have requested it.However, until it becomes an actual feature, I have a creative workaround. for rendering inside Smoke ConnectFX.1. Create a CFX Clip by right clicking on your final node. You can use the CFX Result Node, but if you do, there is a small bug.2.  Once your CFX Clip is created, find it in the Timing display. If you did choose to use the CFX Result Clip, you will need to trim the end of the clip and extend the out point to match the number of frames you need for your timeline clip.3.  Go to the first frame. Select the clip. Press [F1] to view it. Then simply hit Play in the Viewer. Your clip will attempt to play. As it does, it will actually render each frame as it plays.4.  Once the clip is done and rendered you can play it in real-time. If you like the result, you can simply pipe the clip output in to the CFX Result Node and exit.Here’s the catch. Even though this clip is rendered when you exit.. there’s still some rendering to be done.  This honestly makes no sense and something I intend to point out to Autodesk.  So there is a workaround for the workaround. Copy your rendered CFX Clip from the Sources folder to your library.  Exit CFX, now just use the Replace hotkey [F11] to replace the original timeline CFX with your rendered CFX Clip.  You can still go back and edit it as needed.5.  If you found an error, or wanted to change something, just make the adjustments in the nodes, delete the CFX Clip you made and create a new one.Now you have an option to visually render your ConnectFX clips.Tip #2: Copy Color Correct EffectsOften times you want to apply the same Color Correct effect across clips that all come from the same source.  For example, if you are cutting a 2 camera interview, you make want to apply the same grade to all of the clips of your subject. Here is a quick way to copy color correction effects across clips in Smoke.1.  Add a CC or CW effect to your first clip.2.  Now use the Timeline Search and Filter Tool to find all of the shots in your sequence that come from that same clip or “tape name”.  The tool is accessed from the little Magnifying Icon in the lower right of the timeline.The Search & Filter Tool is really a great way to highlight events in your edit. There are numerous selections you can make from, clip name, timecode, tape name, Cue Marks, and even use it to filter and highlight clips that have effects on them or transitions.3.  The easiest way to input the criteria you want is to press the “Get Information form Current Element” button which will populate the fields with the properties of the currently selected clip, or wherever the positioner is focused.4.  Choose Select on Current Track or All Tracks, whichever makes the most sense for you.5.  Your clips are now highlighted in your timeline.You now have 2 options to copy your CC effect to all of the selected clips:1. Copy your CC Effect into the Media Library before you make your Filter Selection. Then after your clips are highlighted, just drag the effect on to one of the highlighted clips and the effect will be applied to all of them or…2. In the Effects Bar, right clip and Copy the CC Effect. Then right click on a highlighted clip in your timeline and choose Paste Color Correct.If you try and drag and drop the effect from the effects bar, it will deselect your clips in your timeline. So use the saved effect from the Media Library or the copy/paste method. Now you can easily copy effects to multiple like clips in your timeline.Tip #3: Change the Default Frame RateThis tip will help you change the default frame rate for frame sequences that you import in Smoke. By default the frame rate of still sequences often come in at a frame rate that doesn’t match your project settings. The default frame rate is 23.98fps, so if you are in an NTSC or Pal Project, this can create some frustration for you.  It is possible to change the frame rate via the UI in the Media Hub, but you often need to make this adjustment every time, and that’s annoying to the user.Here is why this happens.When a frame sequence is imported via the Media Hub, it will look at the header information for the file and read the frame rate. But some, if not many, frame sequences don’t contain header information. .Jpg, .Tiff, .Tga. for example don’t have the ability to specify frame rate. Sometimes DPX is detected wrong. So these frames get imported not at the project frame rate, like you would expect, but they default to a little known file in the Smoke configs. This file is the Legacy.res.cfg file in /usr/discreet/cfg. In the MediaHub Metadata Tab it will tell you if it’s getting the info from this file.If the frame sequence resolution isn’t detected in the header, it will check it against this file. If it isn’t found in the file it will then default to the project setting.If you work in consistent frame rates like I do. Then you can modify this file to force it to be the framerates your use most. Again this mainly applies to frame sequences imported without existing header information.  Actual clips will still import normally with embeded frame rates.1. Open Finder. Hit Shift+CMD+G.  This will open the Go To Folder Option.2.  Type “/usr/discreet/cfg”  (without quotes). Press Enter.3. You may need to give yourself permissions to edit these files. I would give yourself permissions to the entire /cfg folder.4. Open the Legacy.res.cfg file in a text editor.last_img read more

Mbala vows comeback after lackluster Game 1

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC While he acknowledged Ateneo’s defensive schemes, which held him to a career-low output in points and field goal attempts with seven shots, the 6-foot-7 Cameroonian insisted he could have played better.“They played good defense,” said Mbala, who put up 28 points in La Salle’s second-round win over Ateneo. “I average 20 points per game but they held me to eight points.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Expect me to be more aggressive offensively [in Game 2]. They (Eagles) were able to get in to my head, that is something that shouldn’t happen again.”The Eagles made the big run that gave them enough buffer to weather La Salle’s last rally when Mbala was on the bench nursing four fouls. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s part of the game,” said Mbala. “We don’t want to look for excuses why we lost. They wanted it more than us.”Chiz Ikeh and Isaac Go took turns in guarding Mbala, but the Eagles also clogged the paint each time the big Cameroonian attacked. With Mbala struggling, Aljun Melecio picked up the cudgels with 24 points. But La Salle’s guns fell silent in the last 2:35 of the game, allowing the Eagles to seal the win.Mbala said they have no recourse but to play the game of their lives this Wednesday.“Obviously if we lose the next game then it is over,” said Mbala. “We are not going to go out here just to have a mediocre game. We have to win or everything we’ve been doing throughout the season will just go to waste.”ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nazareth-NU, La Salle-Lipa seal title tiffcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Expect a more aggressive and assertive Ben Mbala in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 finals.Limited to just eight points in the 70-76 defeat to Ateneo in the championship series opener at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday night, the reigning Most Valuable Player from La Salle center vowed a resounding comeback this Wednesday when the fierce rivals square off anew at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

WATCH: DQ Osborne Makes Crazy Pick Against Kansas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. DeQuinton Osborne — who shall heretofore be referred to as “The Blizzard” — had an outrageous pick against Montrell Cozart in the second half of OSU’s game on Saturday in Lawrence. He almost scored himself a Fat Guy TD but came up just short (even though he obliterated some poor Kansas offensive player). There’s a human being under there. (via @sarahcphipps) #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 22, 2016Two questions here. First, does Osborne have better hands than all of the secondary or just most of it? Two, why was a 310-pound DT 10 yards off the line? Either way, enjoy the show.last_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea target Koulibaly close to signing Napoli contract

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea target Koulibaly close to signing Napoli contractby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli are close to securing their star centre-back to a new contract.Tuttomercatoweb reports that Kalidou Koulibaly will be signing a new deal that will give him a wage of €6 million per year.And the most important story is that his deal will not have a release clause.Koulibaly is wanted by both Manchester United and Chelsea.But his club are adamant he will stay, insisting they would even reject bids close to 100 million. last_img