January 19

San Beda sweeps NCAA beach volleyball elims

first_imgView comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Beda completed an elimination sweep in the sands after trouncing San Sebastian 21-14, 21-16, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s beach volleyball tournament at Boardwalk, Subic Bay Friday.Twins Ella and Nieza Viray overpowered Alyssa Eroa and Daurene Santos for 9-0 sweep, which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four against College of St. Benilde’s Jan Daguil and Melanie Torres.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Daguil and Torres used the tiebreak to beat San Sebastian and Jose Rizal University’s duo of Dolly Verzosa and Shola Alvarez to advance to the Final Four.All three teams had 5-4 records but the fourth seeded Lady Blazers had 1.227 quotient points to the Lady Stags’ 0.990 and the Lady Heavy Bombers’ 0.817.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEmilio Aguinaldo College’s Jaylene Lumbo and Glyka Mariz head to the semifinals as the no.2 team after finishing the eliminations with an 8-1 card and will have a twice-to-beat edge over no.3 University of Perpetual Help’s Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli who finished the preliminaries with a 6-3 record.Medalla and Tripoli dropped Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Miracle Mendoza and Marie Simborio, 21-15, 21-8, in their final game of the eliminations. Ateneo rules UAAP Jrs basketball, beats NU in thriller MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The NCAA has done away with giving a perfect team an automatic bye to the one-game finals in beach volleyball.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

January 18

Rockets-Warriors a roller-coaster of blowouts after 3 games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial One factor in Golden State’s favor is that Stephen Curry might have found his outside shot in the second half Sunday. After making just 3 of 20 3-pointers in the first 10 quarters of the series, Curry hit 4 of 5 from long range after intermission Sunday, including a 30-footer.“I work on it all the time, and I made it before,” Curry said. “I had amnesia, really. In that moment, in my head am I 0-for-0, or am I 10-for-10 in my head? I’m feeling good in that moment. Just shoot it. You can’t second-guess your first instinct in that moment. So it’s obviously good to see it go down, and we got a little boost from that possession.”That type of short-term memory is just what the Rockets need after the Game 3 blowout, even if D’Antoni did plan to hold a film session to go over the mistakes for his own sanity more than as a teaching tool.His players know they weren’t aggressive enough on both ends and lacked the focus needed to beat a Warriors team that is nearly unstoppable when at its best this time of year. But the Rockets have the confidence built in a stellar regular season and first two rounds to believe they have the tools to pull it off.“Just go out there and do it,” Harden said. “It’s pretty simple. Not try to overcomplicate things. Just go out there and do what we do. Obviously, do the opposite of what we did last game, but it’s not hard at all.” NOTES: Iguodala banged his knee in the fourth quarter Sunday, Kerr said. … Kerr plans to speak to the league about Draymond Green’s double-technical with Trevor Ariza in the fourth when Ariza shoved the Warriors forward after they traded words.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding NFL great Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment The Rockets found themselves on the wrong end of that equation in a 126-85 defeat in Game 3 that was the most lopsided loss in their postseason history and the biggest win ever for the Warriors, who took a 2-1 series lead.Now the big question heading into Game 4 on Tuesday night is which team has the edge if both are clicking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I kind of expected that yesterday, that it would be that type of game,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We didn’t bring our best game. But I’m hoping for the best. I hope we play great and them bad. Never know.”In a possible bit of gamesmanship, D’Antoni said the pressure in Game 4 is squarely on Golden State’s shoulders despite the fact Houston trails in the series. He hopes that helps his players stay loose and play with an extra “giddy-up” in their step. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) in front of Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO — One thing is clear through three games of the power-packed Western Conference finals between a Golden State team that has won two of the past three championships and a Houston team that had a league-best 65 wins.If either team is off its game, a blowout could ensue.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “We should always have a swagger,” star guard James Harden said. “But even more importantly, tomorrow. They’ve got to try to take a 3-1 lead going on the road. Tie this thing up going back to our crib.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he welcomes the pressure, knowing his team has shown a tendency to lose focus when there’s not as much on the line. That may have contributed to Golden State coming out flat in a 127-105 loss in Game 2 after winning the series opener by 13 points.Star Kevin Durant has another theory for why there have been so many lopsided games this postseason. There has been only one Western Conference playoff game this month decided by fewer than eight points and there hasn’t been a single playoff game in either conference decided by single digits since May 9 heading into Monday night’s action.“The 3-pointer’s such a huge part of the game now that it could easily go from six to 16 or 17 in a matter of seconds in the game,” Durant said. “So I wouldn’t say … the games aren’t good. It’s just the fact that the style of play causes teams to pull away a little faster.”The Warriors might have to take the court in Game 4 without a key contributor. Forward Andre Iguodala is doubtful with a sore left knee. If Iguodala can’t go, the Warriors will be down a key defender against Harden and a playmaker on offense, forcing Kerr to make another adjustment after the move to put Iguodala in the starting lineup provided a spark in the second round against New Orleans.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

January 18

Djokovic, Thiem, Zverev and Wozniacki in 4th-round action

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with spectators after winning his third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)PARIS — Novak Djokovic takes on a familiar adversary in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.The former top-ranked Serb faces Fernando Verdasco on Court Philippe Chatrier, where he won the last of his 12 major titles in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Later on Lenglen, two-time Grand Slam champion Caroline Wozniacki — seeded second — had a tough-looking fourth-round match against Daria Kasatkina.The 14th-seeded Russian has beaten her twice this year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Djokovic, now seeded 20th as he continues his comeback from a long-term elbow injury, has won the past five encounters against the Spanish veteran.Two other title contenders are in men’s fourth-round action.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLooking to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal is No. 2 Alexander Zverev of Germany, who plays big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov on Court Suzanne Lenglen.No. 7 Dominic Thiem of Austria — a semifinalist at Roland Garros the past two years — faces No. 19 Kei Nishikori of Japan. They are scheduled first on Chatrier in warm and sunny conditions. 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 TNT joins Rain or Shine at no. 1, breaks down NLEX China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

January 17

Acting in accordance with Constitution

first_imgDear Editor,The CCJ, in its consequential orders, has challenged Guyana’s political leaders to act in accordance with the Constitution and within the requirements of what it has ruled to be a valid NCM. Our leaders must act at this stage, not in the interest of winning the next election, but in the interest of a free, fair and credible election in the shortest possible time.After putting in place arrangements for a credible election, their political campaigns must be designed to win the next election.It is their political campaigns, not the electoral process that must be designed to win elections.Regards,Wesley Kirtonlast_img read more

January 12

Man charged in GP after hit and run

first_imgOne man has been charged with several different offences in response to a vehicle hit and run in Grande Prairie Sunday morning.The man was allegedly driving a Ford Taurus when he hit a parked car at around 7 a.m. and then left the scene on foot.Police say the man was caught a few blocks away. During the investigation, police seized 6 grams of crack cocaine and over $2,000 in cash. The car had also been found to have been stolen from Clairmont, Alberta.- Advertisement -Cody Smith, 22, of Edmonton has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, possession of proceeds of crime, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to comply with a court order, and driving without a valid driver’s licence.He appeared in court in Grande Prairie, Monday, and will remain in custody until his next court appearance at the end of August.last_img read more

December 27

GAA News: Tír Chonaill Gaels lose out to St. Kiernan’s in Conway Cup semi-final

first_imgSeniorsThe seniors were defeated at the weekend by the narrowest of margins going down to St. Kiernan’s 0-13 to 0-12 after extra time in the semi-final of the Conway Cup.It’s back to the league next weekend when the Gaels face Round Towers on Saturday, 6th August at 3pm at Mitcham.  JuniorsThe Juniors had a busy, but successful week with two wins out of two. Firstly a comfortable win over Harlesden Harps in the Homegrown competition on Tuesday evening 2-15 to 0-09. This was followed up by a 0-10 to 0-09 win over St. Anthony’s in the league at the weekend.The hectic schedule continues with St. Kiernan’s on Tuesday 2 nd August at Greenford (7.15pm) in the semi-final of the Homegrown competition and the Tara’s on Sunday 7th August at Greenford at 4.30pm in the championship.  Lottery Results 28th JulyNumbers drawn – 9, 11, 13 & 20Jackpot £3,000 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip Winners:Shirrin Travers, TCG LadiesCiara O’Brien, TCG LadiesCharlotte McEleney, TCG LadiesStephen McLouglin, TCGNext draw 4th August at the clubhousePlay online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!GAA News: Tír Chonaill Gaels lose out to St. Kiernan’s in Conway Cup semi-final was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GAALondonst keiranansTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

December 25

COUNCILLOR TERENCE SLOWEY BACK IN FINE GAEL PARTY

first_imgDONEGAL County Councillor Terence Slowey has been re-admitted to Fine Gael, the party has announced.Cllr Slowey was expelled from the group two years ago after he was found to have made an erroneous expenses claim.The Ardara politician apologised at the time, saying the incident was a genuine mistake and had hoped to get his place back inside the party. A statement from Party HQ in Dublin said simply: “Fine Gael General Secretary, Tom Curran, has confirmed that membership of the Party whip has been restored to Councillor Terence Slowey.”Today Cllr Slowey said he was “absolutely delighted” with the party’s decision.He had been censured by the Standards In Public Office commission.Friends say the councillor paid “a very heavy price for what was a genuine human error.”  COUNCILLOR TERENCE SLOWEY BACK IN FINE GAEL PARTY was last modified: August 9th, 2013 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)last_img read more

December 25

DONEGAL RAILWAY SHOW LEAVES THE STATION TODAY!

first_imgThe Letterkenny model from track level inside the real Coach 58The Railway Show season is starting in Donegal Town and will make a welcome relief from the overload of politics and not so sunny climates!Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is holding its first model railway exhibition of the year from today, Saturday, May 24 through to Monday, May from 12 noon to 5pm each day.There will be working scale models of the old County Donegal Railway stations at Letterkenny and Donegal Town, each assembled in different coaches from the original Donegal rolling stock. There will be an OO gauge layout in the original passenger trailer No 5. There will also be working displays of old Hornby O Gauge tinplate trains in both electric and clockwork, some of these being up to 90 years old.There will also be a Meccano and Dinky Toy display and films of the old railways of the County when they were running. Weather permitting, there will be train rides for children on a miniature railway and the garden railway will be in operation.Meanwhile the County Donegal Railway Restoration Ltd will be holding its AGM in the McGowan Room, one of the railcar trailers on the railway, at the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre today at 2pm.At the end of the AGM, around 3pm, there will be a book launch open to the public – this will be a revised and updated edition of the key reference work on the County Donegal Railway and one of the co-authors will be present to sign copies. This should make excellent reading for anyone with any interest in the story of the railways around Donegal or those who remember the railway and any elderly relatives.To complete a busy time for the railway, the company is also recruiting, see below, and CVs can be handed in from now up to the end of the show on May 26.Railway Situation VacantCounty Donegal Railway Restoration Ltd needs staff to assist the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre in developing and maintaining its buildings and displays and in increasing its revenue.The work involves a variety of fund-raising and sales tasks, assisting at shows, document design and other computer tasks, and basic maintenance of the displays in running order, plus some housekeeping of these to ensure the museum is kept impressive for visitors, and displays are refreshed and changed. As the wages are funded through Pobal preference will be given to those currently on the unemployment list, recently laid off or who have special needs. Send CV or hand in at the address below. Excellent references needed. Closing date May 26.More information from: The Manager, Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, Tyrconnell St, Donegal Town. Telephone: (074) 9722655DONEGAL RAILWAY SHOW LEAVES THE STATION TODAY! was last modified: May 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalRailway Showlast_img read more

December 22

BLOWING SANDS CAUSING HAVOC AT LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTRE

first_imgCouncillor Mac Giolla Easbuig with Frances Boyle, manager of the centre.A local county councillor has hit out at the delay in addressing erosion affecting a local community centre.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has said that it is a disgrace that it has taken so long to deal with the issue of erosion that is affecting the Maghery community and especially its community centre.Sand coming from the local sand dunes is blowing across towards the community centre.“I called out today again to Maghery to speak to some people within the community and to see how I can best support a resolution to this.“I have been in contact with the Donegal county council again today and have been informed that there is a number of meetings scheduled between roads section, environment and also the Maghey community.“As well as this I have been told that Coleraine University will conduct a study of the situation on Maghery Strand in conjunction with the community. I always believe that it is best to involve all parties affected to find the best solution.“In my capacity as local representative I will continue to support and work alongside the People of Maghery.” BLOWING SANDS CAUSING HAVOC AT LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by StephenShare 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

December 22

Icy roads cause problems for motorists in Donegal

first_imgTreacherous roads have been reported throughout Donegal after a night of more snowfall and freezing weather.Temperatures fell quickly during the night, with snow and rainfall creating slippy conditions this morning.Council gritters have been out since 6am this morning on major routes. Drivers are urged to take extreme care on all roads and assume no road is ice-free. Widespread black ice is reported on many local roads. Snow remains on the roads at Killygordan, while extra care is advised in the Letterkenny and Milford areas.A Status Yellow Weather Warning for Snow and Ice is in place for the entire country, valid until midday today (Friday).The AA roadwatch advises motorists to reduce speed and remember that stopping distances are up to ten times longer in icy conditions.  Icy roads cause problems for motorists in Donegal was last modified: January 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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