19 Jan

Ginebra ends SMB Grand Slam dream

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Giving its shooters a long leash, the Elasto Painters bested the Texters, 106-102, earlier in the day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team PH caps Aimag stint with 2 silvers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Gin Kings debunked that in a big way Wednesday night.Playing strong out of the gates, Ginebra thrashed San Miguel Beer, 104-84, crushing the Beermen’s dreams of scoring another Grand Slam while securing a slot in the Governors Cup semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We kinda hammered it down tonight,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We are great rivals, San Miguel and us.”And as rivals, the Beermen weren’t going to get help from Cone, who has authored two of the five Grand Slam feats in the league—with Alaska in 1996 and San Mig Coffee in 2014. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up There is an age-old, hardly-discussed urban myth going around the PBA that whenever sister teams San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra clash, one would give way to serve the need of the other.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Before a big crowd at Mall of Asia Arena expecting action and drama, Ginebra proved that it would not hold its punches to help San Miguel achieve their own double triple-crown dream.In case anyone forgot, the Kings are the defending champions of the tournament and want to keep their crown.“I’ve said before that you can’t win a championship without facing San Miguel,” said Cone. “And the best way to beat them is when you have a twice to beat advantage.”“You can’t imagine how relieved I am right now,” added the classy, eloquent mentor. “It would be very hard to face San Miguel in a do-or-die playoff.”Ginebra will now await the winner of the Rain or Shine-TNT quarterfinal showdown, which went into sudden death.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

18 Dec

Zuma to respond to State of the Nation debate

first_img20 June 2014The second day of debate on President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address saw heated exchanges between Members of Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, with presiding officer Thandi Modise, chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, frequently called upon to rule on objections to MPs’ statements.“It’s the nature of parliaments,” observed one international journalist who recorded the debate from the media gallery. “You go all over the world, parliaments are like this. It’s better here. In some countries, MPs even resort to physical fights.”Zuma, seated next to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, listened attentively throughout. The President will respond to the debate on Friday.As things got heated up, it was Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana who chose to steer away from politics and mud-slinging.“The National Development Plan requires that by 2030, at least 30 000 qualified artisans are produced per year. Our department is on a mission to champion artisanship as a career choice,” Manana said, adding that 2014 had been declared the Year of Artisans.Zuma said in his address on Tuesday that South Africa needed “engineers, electricians, plumbers, doctors, teachers and many other professionals to build our country’s economy.“Education therefore remains an apex priority for this government,” Zuma said, announcing that contractors would be moving on site in September to build South Africa’s two new universities, Sol Plaatie in the Northern Cape and the University of Mpumalanga in Nelspruit.“By January next year, the first intake of medical students will be enrolled at the new medical university in Limpopo,” he added. “In addition, 12 training and vocational education colleges will be built to expand the technical skills mix in the country.”On Thursday, Manana said the Department of Higher Education would be building skills centres in communities across the country to train people to help meet local economic needs.“We will also prioritise the areas of career guidance and dissemination of information to curb the skills mismatch that we find in the country,” he said.Deputy Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams used her debate slot to call on young people to help come up with solutions to the challenges the country was facing.“Today as we engage in the struggle to defeat unemployment, poverty and inequality, we count young people among the main contributors and those who stand to gain the most from this struggle,” she said.Ndabeni-Abrahams said work to professionalise the public service was continuing, with the recent introduction of the School of Government set to improve the capacity of public servants.“These interventions will assist us to forge a disciplined, people-centred, efficient and professional public service. They will help us to infuse within our public service the Batho Pele (people first) principles,” she said.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more