Game vs San Miguel real gauge of progress for Romeo, GlobalPort

first_imgLady Altas remain in Final 4 race Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint MOST READ Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “I learned that in our last games, that if I’m playing well in the first half, the defense will be focused on me come the third and fourth. That’s why I was just spotting up and let the others perform.Romeo, however, said that if the Batang Pier needs him, he will have no second thoughts of taking over,“If I see that they need me, I’ll get the ball and make plays. I saw that they can sustain so the credit goes to our coaches and my teammates.”Sitting at solo third with a 5-3 card, Romeo doesn’t want GlobalPort to be satisfied with its standing with the chance to get into the top two, which comes with a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals, still up for grabs.“We have to forget that we won today. It’s not a disrespect to NLEX, but our goal has to be making it to number one or number two. We need to set a goal that we can beat San Miguel so our confidence will go higher and believe that we can beat all teams in the PBA.”ADVERTISEMENT GlobalPort face San Miguel next Saturday at Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs dominant as GlobalPort’s 110-96 win over NLEX was on Friday, Terrence Romeo believes the real gauge on how fan the Batang Pier will go is their out-of-town duel against San Miguel next Saturday in Cebu.“My basis will be our game against San Miguel because that’s the champion team. We can base there if we can fare with them or we don’t have a chance. At least against them, we can feel how a champion team plays. It’s an important game for me and for us,” Romeo said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member So far, Romeo has made a good account of himself in trying to share the wealth with his fellow Batang Pier.READ: GlobalPort nails back-to-back wins behind Romeo’s 32FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThough he lit up for 22 huge points in the first half, the super scorer defrayed to his teammates in the next two quarters as Stanley Pringle, JR Quinahan, and Papot Paredes all took turns in eviscerating the Road Warriors.Romeo shared it was a conscious effort on his part, allowing his fellow Batang Pier to find their flow in hopes of improving their chances of winning. Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

Almost 20% of Donegal pubs have closed in the past 12 years

first_imgDonegal has seen almost a 20% decrease in the number of pubs opened in the county since 2005 – with 85 pubs closing across a 12-year period. In 2005, the region had 453 pubs opened compared to 2017 when only 368 pubs were opened for business.The figures come as part of wider research released by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) today – highlighting a 17.1% decrease in pubs right across the country. The industry is a major regional employer with Donegal hospitality and drinks businesses enabling 7,443 jobs and generating €168 million in revenue for the local tourism economy.There are 1,477 fewer pubs opened in Ireland last year than in 2005, with rural counties suffering the most significant drop in pubs, which serve as a major source of employment regionally.In contrast, off-licences increased by 11.6%, while wine-only bars and restaurants increased by 3.1% from 2005 to 2017.The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has called on the Government to better rural drinks businessesCommenting on the findings, Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive Officer, Vintners’ Federation of Ireland and member of DIGI said: “The number of pubs are down 17.1% in the period from 2005 to 2017 which is a worrying statistic. “These pubs are small businesses, mainly in rural Ireland, that provide significant employment and continue to create jobs in local communities.“In Donegal, there are 368 pubs and 7,445 jobs supported by the industry. This demonstrates the scale of employment that this sector creates rurally.“However, the sharp decline in the number of pubs is worrying and is further evidence of the need to monitor the industry and ensure the necessary supports are in place to reverse this trend.“While the Government are committed to assisting small rural businesses to recover during the recession, business owners in the drinks industry were challenged by two increases in alcohol excise tax in Budget 2012 and Budget 2013.  Our punitive alcohol excise tax – the second highest in the EU – slows the growth of these businesses and impacts their day-to-day operations and bottom line.“DIGI is calling on the Government to reduce Ireland’s high rate of excise tax. A reduction in alcohol excise tax will encourage the growth of our drinks and hospitality sector, return money to Irish consumers and make Ireland more competitive internationally.” 90,000 jobs across the country are dependent on the drinks industry alone. The industry purchases over €1.1bn of Irish produce annually, exports goods worth over €1.25bn, and provides over €2.3bn worth of excise and VAT income to the state.Cork, which has the largest number of pubs, saw the most significant decline in the country. In 2017, Cork had 915 pubs – a 25% decrease from 1,221 in 2005.Wicklow, Meath and Dublin saw the smallest decline in publican’s licences. Wicklow pubs dropped from 158 to 157 while Meath was down three pubs from 210 to 207.In 2017, there were 773 pubs registered in Dublin city and county – down only 1.7% from 786 in 2005. However, the number of Dublin pubs in 2017 is 4.3% higher than in 2012 – the lowest year for the number of pubs in Dublin.Almost 20% of Donegal pubs have closed in the past 12 years was last modified: August 24th, 2018 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:Businessnewspubslast_img read more