PSL Invitational: Smart begins bid with quick work of Sta. Lucia

first_imgMOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES MJ Phillips had eight points for Sta. Lucia, which sorely missed the services two key players in Jho Maraguinot and Chin Basas.Maraguinot and Basas did not suit up for the Lady Realtors due to a muscle strain and an ear infection, respectively.Maraguinot is out for at least three weeks while Basas could play the next game.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Cone concerned as streaking Ginebra goes on long break Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We were ready beforehand for the all-to-play rule and our team is well-balanced when it comes to attacking,” said Smart head coach Kung Fu Reyes in Filipino.Smart banked on a strong 10-3 start to pull away for good in the second set.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 crownThe Giga Hitters dominated the service department with seven points while the Lady Realtors had only one.Nene Bautista led all scorers with nine markers while Lutgarda Malaluan added eight. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Smart breezed past Sta. Lucia, 25-14, 25-16, 25-23, to open its campaign in the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Cup Monday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A service error from Lady Realtors team captain Pam Lastimosa completed the sweep for the Giga Hitters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

‘Hungry’ Durham has ‘nothing left to prove’ but lead Bolts to PBA title

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Durham has won the Best Import award the past two PBA Governors’ Cups, but those individual awards didn’t result to titles.The Bolts were booted out of the finals twice and against just one enemy in Barangay Ginebra, but Durham is hellbent that his third stint with the Bolts is the time they will finally exorcize their demons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Personally, I have nothing to prove,” said Durham after their 109-106 opening day win over Columbian Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. “I think we need a championship.”“It’s all about the team right now, I don’t have anything to prove. You guys see me play, I’ve been here for three years so I focus on just the championship.” View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Durham first played with the Bolts in the 2016 season but experienced bitter disappointment when Justin Brownlee hit the title-clinching triple in his face in the Gin Kings’ 91-88 Game 6 win.The next year wasn’t too different as Ginebra won its second straight Governors’ Cup in Game 7 in front of more than 50,000 spectators at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Durham said he’s not seeking retribution against Ginebra or Brownlee, but what he wants is another shot at the title.“I’m just worried about us getting there [to the finals] against whoever is on the other side, we just got to finish,” said Durham who had 26 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists.“I was hungry the first two times, and nothing’s changed. I still want to win the championship.”ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins PVL: Guino-o steps up for FEU this time in win over UP Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIs the third time going to be the charm for Allen Durham?Well, the Meralco big man thinks so.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 awardlast_img read more

Disabled But Able: From Begging to Business

The 30-year-old physically challenged runs a small scale business in a stationed wheelbarrow on Gurley Street in Monrovia. He sells body lotion, lavender and other cosmetic products.“Street selling is a difficult thing to do, especially for people like me. People insult me and take my goods away…many days. “Look at me, I can’t fight them…even though I sometimes feel like, but I don’t have the foot or strengthen to fight.“I only leave them with God when people rob me and forcibly take away my market,” Vanney lamented.Having come to Monrovia in 2000, Vanney said he was optimistic earning a better wage when one of his aunts afforded him the opportunity. “It was my aunty, Oldma Kula, who helped me come to Monrovia. My hope was very high. But, when we came in 2000 from Voinjama, I turned out becoming a beggar in the street,” he said.However, Vanney said he started up doing business after saving up to L$3,000 from alms he received at various street corners.According to Vanney, he dreams of one day growing from selling in a wheelbarrow to selling in a shop. However, he said, examining his current condition and financial status, it will take him almost forever before reaching that level.He said he is seeking a loan or financial aid from any financial institution as well as all humanitarian institutions and individuals to help achieve his business goals, which profit has over the years only facilitated rental fees and meeting limited life enhancement. Vanney hopes Liberians from all works of life will provide him the needed financial support to ensure he transcends from his present business status to, maybe, a shop or storeowner.“I feel very proud earning my own money rather than begging on the streets and I wish others out there like me could do likewise,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more

Sophia miner charged for girlfriend’s murder

first_imgA Sophia, Greater Georgetown miner who allegedly killed and buried his girlfriend in a shallow grave was on Thursday slapped with a murder charge and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Trevor Alleyne, 27, of South Sophia, is accused of killing Patricia David between October 1 and November 15, 2018. It is also alleged that he buried her body in a shallow grave in the Eye Lash Backdam, North West District.Alleyne was remanded to prison and was expected to make his next appearance at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court on February 5, 2019.David went missing for several weeks before investigators found her remains in a shallow grave.When arrested by Police, Alleyne allegedly confessed that he and David had an altercation and he beat her.The couple later went to bed; however, the following morning, Alleyne reportedly found the woman dead. He then allegedly proceeded to bury her body in a shallow grave.last_img read more

Anti-war strategists press their case on Capitol Hill

first_img Selling out The alliance, including MoveOn, chose to stick with Pelosi as she ushered through a war financing bill that included a timeline for withdrawal, but many peace activists called the measure too timid. Some critics accused the alliance of becoming too cozy with the Democratic leadership and selling out the cause. “There’s a dividing line between those groups who feel the most important thing is to be clear on bringing the troops home as soon as possible, and the groups that feel that unity within the Democratic Party is most important and the most important thing is for the Democrats to win the White House,” said Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of Code Pink, an anti-war group that is not part of the alliance. “So the groups who feel the most important thing is to win the White House would naturally be more inclined to listening to Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she says the only way we can get a vote through is if we water it down.” Many of the major players in Americans Against Escalation in Iraq earned their stripes not from sit-ins, marches and other acts of civil disobedience but as Democratic operatives on Capitol Hill and in political campaigns. The sophisticated political operation they have built is a testament to how far the anti-war movement has come since the Vietnam era. But Tom Andrews, a former Democratic congressman from Maine and the national director of Win Without War, a member of the coalition, said there existed a “healthy tension” between working closely with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill, many of whom were former colleagues and friends, and continuing to prod them to end the war. “Our constituency is the people across this country who want to shut this war down,” Andrews said. “It’s not the Democratic Party.” Matzzie underscored the coalition’s approach to a roomful of members on Thursday at the outset of a planning retreat at the headquarters of the Service Employees International Union here. “The principle under which we’ve been operating is more like a political campaign,” Mattzie said. “The central strategy is creating that toxic environment for people who want to continue this debacle.” The discussion at the retreat mirrored that of planning meetings for traditional political campaigns, with presentations on polling, strategy and field operations. “It’s no different than if you went over to the offices of Clinton for President, Obama for President, Giuliani for President,” said Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change, which has roots in organized labor and came out of the legislative battle over social security in 2005. The coalition, which has raised $7.1 million since January, has concentrated its activities on 57 House districts and senators in nine states, places where they believe Republican lawmakers face tough races in 2008 or have shown signs of wavering in their support for the president. The service employees’ union has mobilized its phone bank in New York City and asked local leaders to call members of Congress. Leaders of the union, long closely allied with liberal lawmakers, helped assuage many progressives who were uneasy about voting for the war financing bill, fearing criticism from the left. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But there are tensions in the relationship between the groups, which banded together earlier this year under the umbrella of Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, and the Democratic leadership. The fissures could be magnified in coming weeks as the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, D-Nev., struggle to cobble together a strategy after President George W. Bush’s veto of the $124 billion Iraq spending bill that tied the money to a timetable for withdrawal. On Thursday, leaders of the liberal group MoveOn.org, including Tom Matzzie, the group’s Washington director and campaign manager, sent a harshly worded warning to the Democratic leadership. “In the past few days, we have seen what appear to be trial balloons signaling a significant weakening of the Democratic position,” the letter read. “On this, we want to be perfectly clear: if Democrats appear to capitulate to Bush – passing a bill without measures to end the war – the unity Democrats have enjoyed and Democratic leadership has so expertly built, will immediately disappear.” The letter went on to say that if Democrats passed a bill “without a timeline and with all five months of funding,” they would essentially be endorsing a “war without end.” MoveOn, it said, “will move to a position of opposition.” The anti-war coalition combines the online mobilization capabilities of MoveOn with the old-school political muscle of organized labor. They have been working in tandem with Democratic leadership in both the House and the Senate on a systematic strategy to unify Democrats, divide Republicans and isolate the president. WASHINGTON – Every morning, representatives from a cluster of anti-war groups gather for a conference call with Democratic leadership staff members in the House and the Senate. Shortly after, in a cramped meeting room here, they convene for a call with organizers across the country. They hash out plans for rallies. They sketch out talking points for “rapid response” news conferences. They discuss polls they have conducted in several dozen crucial congressional districts and states across the country. Over the last four months, the Iraq deliberations in Congress have lurched from a purely symbolic resolution rebuking the president’s strategy to timetables for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Behind the scenes, an elaborate political operation, organized by a coalition of anti-war groups and fine-tuned to wrestle members of Congress into place one by one, has helped nudge the debate forward. Harsh warning last_img read more

Rooney charged with drink-driving

first_img0Shares0000The BBC said Rooney was stopped by police near his home in Cheshire, northwest England, on Thursday nightLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 1 -Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink-driving, British police said Friday.Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer and former captain, was stopped by police near his home in Cheshire, northwest England, in the early hours of Friday. “The man was arrested shortly after 2.00am (0100GMT) today, Friday 1 September, after officers stopped a black VW Beetle,” said a police statement.Police said 31-year-old Rooney “has since been charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit.”Rooney had been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on September 18.He was seen posing in a selfie with cricketer Jack McIver in a bar in the upmarket town of Alderley Edge, near his home, on Thursday, August 31.McIver shared the photo of the pair in the Bubble Room on Instagram at around 10:00pm (2100 GMT) that day with the comment: “International Break #legend”.Rooney announced his retirement from international football last week, having scored 53 goals in 119 appearances.He made his decision despite England manager Gareth Southgate offering to recall him for the World Cup qualifier against Malta on Friday.Rooney re-joined boyhood club Everton in the pre-season after a successful 13-year spell at Premier League rivals Manchester United.He has seemed rejuventated by the move to the Liverpool-based club and scored in his first two Premier League games of the 2017/18 campaign, a 1-0 win over Stoke City and a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Le Tissier: ‘Players thinking twice about joining Man United’

first_imgManchester United’s struggles during the summer transfer window are due to players beginning to ‘think twice’ about joining the 20-time English champions, Matt Le Tissier has told talkSPORT.The Red Devils were one of the most productive sides early in the transfer window, strengthening in all areas of the pitch with the additions of midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, attacker Memphis Depay, defender Matteo Darmian and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero.But things have been quiet at Old Trafford since, with manager Louis van Gaal missing out on a number of top targets, with Barcelona forward Pedro – their most high-profile mark – eventually joining Premier League rivals Chelsea.Widespread reports linked the club to a host of other big names, including Barca striker Neymar, Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronadlo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos, plus Bayern Munich strike duo Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, but fans were left disappointed.Their need for another quality forward was again highlighted as United slumped to defeat against Swansea on Sunday – their third straight league loss to the Welsh side – as the Jacks came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.And Le Tissier believes players are more hesitant to join the famous club now than under their glory days under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.“Losing Pedro was a huge blow to Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They thought that was in the bag, but Chelsea came and pinched him at the last minute and United were left with a bit of egg on their face.“Then, the reaction was all of a sudden stories appearing that United want to buy Sadio Mane, just to try and deflect from the fact they couldn’t get Pedro.“It’s surprising because there were times, when I was playing, when Manchester United were linked with a player and if they wanted him, they got him.“The player went and there was no question – he wanted to join that club.“It does seem at the moment that players are thinking twice about joining Man United, which never happened in the past.”last_img read more

DUNGLOE HOSPITAL CLOSURE MUST NOT IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE – DOHERTY

first_imgDungloe Community HospitalDeputy Pearse Doherty has called on health authorities to give assurances that the temporary closure of Dungloe Community Hospital following the recent outbreak of the antibiotic resistant bacteria ‘CRE’ will not seriously impact on patient care.The Sinn Fein TD has also called on the Health Minister to provide the facility with all necessary resources to minimise infection risk.Deputy Doherty said “Last week the HSE issued a statement in which it was confirmed that Dungloe Community Hospital has been temporarily closed to new admissions after the discovery of the antibiotic resistant bacteria ‘CRE’ at the unit. “I understand that following the discovery, a number of control measures have been put in place to limit the risk of infection and to prevent the further spreading of the bacteria to patients, staff and visitors.“While I must highly commend the staff at Dungloe for their outstanding efforts to help combat the spread of infection and also to minimise the risk posed to patients and their families, it is now vital that the HSE gives assurances that patient care and service provisions will not be seriously impacted on as a result of this temporary closure.“It’s crucial that the hospital’s current services are not significantly affected. Dungloe provides a number of very important services such as respite and end of life care with residents having varied levels of dependency ranging from maximum to medium dependency and therefore it is vital that staff are equipped to continue to care for patients and their families.“Regarding all future admissions, I have also written to the Health Minister to ascertain what intermediate and alternative arrangements will be put in place for those patients needing care while the facility in Dungloe remains closed. “I have urged the Minister to provide whatever supports are necessary to the hospital to resolve this matter and to pledge that whatever the financial cost may be of minimising the spread of infection, that that cost will not be borne by the hospital and its already stretched budget.”DUNGLOE HOSPITAL CLOSURE MUST NOT IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE – DOHERTY was last modified: April 4th, 2016 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:donegaldungloe hospitalPearse Dohertylast_img read more

Morocco FA handed £50,000 penalty after Nordin Amrabat’s VAR outburst

first_img 1 Amrabat was at the centre of the almighty clash against Spain The Moroccan FA has been fined £50,000 after Nordin Amrabat was caught swearing at a camera when voicing his discontent at the use of VAR during Morocco’s World Cup game against Spain.Amrabat, who plays his club football with Watford went on his outburst after Morocco were denied a famous victory over Spain at the World Cup.center_img A dramatic late equaliser from Iago Aspas rescued a 2-2 draw for the 2010 World Champions in a bad-tempered game at Kaliningrad.And the ill-feeling continued after the final whistle when Amrabat used the TV replay finger gesture before saying to the cameras: “VAR is bull***t”.The fine also relates to six members of the Morocco staff who “forced their way into the pitch after the final whistle” and supporters who reportedly launched objects from the stands onto the field.VAR use caused all sorts of controversy that night and played centre stage in the other Group B game which saw Portugal and Iran battle to a draw.last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Saturday, November 25. Kathleen SMITHThe death has occurred of Kathleen Smith, Milford, Donegal. Reposing at her late residence since yesterday, Friday, from 6pm. Removal today, Saturday, to St Peter’s Church, Milford to arrive at 7.15pm to repose overnight. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am followed by burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery. Maureen KERRThe death has occurred of Maureen Kerr, Ceol Na Mara, Crossconnell, Clonmany, Donegal.Removal took place yesterday from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny to her late residence. Removal on Sunday at 11.10am to St Mary’s Church, Clonmany for Requiem Mass at 11.30am followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. House private from 10pm until 11am.  Philip DOHERTYThe death has taken place in Letterkenny University Hospital of Phil Doherty (Foggy) 1 Ardravan, Buncrana. Remains reposing at his residence.Funeral from there at 10.15 a.m. on Sunday 26th going to St Mary’s Church Cockhill for 11 a.m. requiem Mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. Family time from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Jim SHIELSThe death has taken place November 24th 2017 at his home of Jim Shiels – Drumenon, St Johnston. Beloved husband of Jennifer, much loved father of Gary and Aisling, dearly loved grandfather of Cora, Enya amd Riely and brother of Liz, Laurence and the late Teresa and May.Reposing at his home on Saturday (November 25th) from 11a.m. Funeral leaving his home on Monday (November 27th) at 10.15a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Baithin`s Church, St Johnston at 11a.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughter, grandchildren, brother, sister and family circle. Donations in lieu of flowers please to th Oncology Ward, Letterkenny University Hospital Family time please from 10p.m. to 11a.m.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: November 25th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img