Phoenix, Blackwater clash in virtual q’final KO match

first_imgThe mad scramble for quarterfinal berths continues on Wednesday as Phoenix Petroleum and Blackwater collide without a key player each in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas PLAY LIST 01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 The Fuel Masters and Elite figure in a potential knockout clash at 7 p.m. with Phoenix missing gunner Matthew Wright and Blackwater playing without Allein Maliksi, who are both on loan to Gilas Pilipinas for the second window of the Fiba World Cup qualifiers in Australia.With six teams still in the hunt for three remaining quarterfinals spots, GlobalPort is also hard-pressed to overcome slumping Kia in the first game at 4:30 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Batang Pier blew an early lead in absorbing an 81-96 loss to Magnolia on Friday that put their quarterfinal hopes in peril after they dropped to 4-5.“We need to play hard and there’s just no room to relax,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio, whose squad can climb into a share of sixth spot with Barangay Ginebra with a victory. Another win against Phoenix on March 2 will seal the Batang Pier’s entry to the next round. But even with its 1-8 record, Kia will be going all out as the Picanto are dedicating the game to the wife of team manager Joe Lipa, Ging, who passed away Friday.“Despite our situation we remain unperturbed and defiant as we go all out to get a win,” said Kia coach Ricky Dandan, whose team has dropped its last four games. “And, yes, win one for Tita Ging (Lipa) and coach Joe.”Stalled by Meralco last Wednesday, Phoenix, which also has a 4-5 record, isn’t taking any chances as it seeks the first of two wins needed for an outright quarterfinal berth starting with a victory against the Elite.The Fuel Masters are comforted by the fact that their fate is still in their hands unlike the Elite, who are looking to close out the elimination round with a win that could give them a shot at a playoff for a quarterfinal spot.“At least, our fate is still in our hands,” said Phoenix coach Louie Alas. “We can make things happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CEU stays unbeaten View commentslast_img read more

Dasmarinas set for IBO world title defense vs Ghanaian foe

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Dasmarinas, who won his title in April of this year, hopes Filipinos in Singapore would support him in his upcoming fight.“To the Filipinos, especially those in Singapore, please come and support my fight,” said Dasmarinas. “I will make sure I would win for my country.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Filipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas (C) celebrates after defeating French opponent Karim Guerfi during the International Boxing Organization (IBO) Batanmweight world title in Singapore on April 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas YeoFilipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas is set for the first defense of his IBO World bantamweight championship when he faces undefeated challenger Manyo Plange on Sept. 29 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.Dasmarinas just completed his three-week camp in Kashiwa, Japan and will return to the same country where he won his strap after knocking out Karim Guerfi 40 seconds into the fourth round of their fight.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Walker, Pinto continue to push each other to be bettercenter_img View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 26-year-old southpaw who holds a 28-2 record (19 KOs) will face the undefeated Plange, 17-0, in his third straight fight in the city-state.“I’m excited to fight again, and I wish the fight were tomorrow already,” said Dasmarinas in Filipino. “As a boxer, I am training very hard for this next fight, I’m training as hard as the last time but now I want to prove myself even more as a boxer especially that I have the IBO World bantamweight belt with me.”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’Ringstar Boxing promotes the event dubbed Roar of Singapore V—The Kings of Lion City.“Michael Just keeps getting better and possesses that one punch knockout power all his future opponents now fear,” said Ringstar founder Scott Farrell. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

LFA to Petition Lawmakers to Reclaim ‘Lone Star’

first_imgDescribing its decision as belated, Mr. Musa Bility, president of the Liberia Football Association, nevertheless yesterday announced plans to engage the national legislature to reclaim the national identity, Lone Star that is specifically used by mobile company Lonestar Cell MTN.In a press conference yesterday in Monrovia, Bility said the LFA will petition legislators to create a bill that would make it difficult for any business to use the name LONE STAR, which he said represents Liberia as a nation and therefore should not be owned by any private company.“Our consultations with both Houses suggest that they are in support to keep Liberia’s identity to itself and not to be used by any private company,” Bility said.He said it is only in Liberia that a private company is allowed to use what represents the entire nation for its business interests.Bility added, “How could a company use our national pride for its business? And it is important that we do not give the name to any business since there is no company that should have the right to use the name.”“Cellcom GSM,” the current sponsor of the national team, he said “does not have perpetual sponsorship of the national football team; and therefore, it is necessary to create a situation in which the sponsor can be comfortable to display what it is sponsoring.”In a related development, Bility said there are text messages reportedly from Lonestar MTN informing the public that Liberia’s crucial encounter against Togo is on June 3rd instead of the date of Sunday, June 5th.A text message that is according to LFA being sent by Lonestar Cell MTN states: “Liberia plays Togo on June 3! Get the latest updates on the game & regular updates on the LFA national league. Text LPL to 2276 for 10c daily & 50c weekly.” The LFA said Lonestar Cell MTN does not have the authority to provide updates of the game and must stop immediately.Bility said with the Lonestar Cell MTN action, it now makes it difficult for LFA and its sponsor, Cellcom GSM, to create information that is specifically geared towards the support of the game on Sunday.“Lonestar Cell MTN cannot solicit money at the expense of the national team and therefore we are preparing a joint suit for US$1.5 million against Lonestar Cell MTN,” Bility noted.Efforts to get an official of Lonestar Cell MTN to react on the LFA’s statement could not material as an official from Lonestar Cell MTN said the company will give appropriate response to the claim made by the Liberia Football Association this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Charges filed in shooting of boy, 12

first_imgThe teen is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at East Lake Juvenile Court, where he is being held. The victim was in his front yard in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue when shots were fired into the yard about 10:20 p.m. Monday. He was hit in the abdomen. Detectives made an arrest about 19 hours after the shooting, said Montebello police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez. He said police recovered what investigators believe is the gun used in the shooting, and detectives obtained a confession from the teen. Detectives believe the shooting was motivated by a gang and tagging crew rivalry. The young victim, however, was not involved in tagging or gangs, police have said. MONTEBELLO – Prosectors on Friday filed charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon against a 17-year-old Montebello teenager suspected in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy earlier this week. Montebello Police Department Detective Ismael Navarro said his office will seek to have the suspect tried as an adult. “Because he is a juvenile, he will go through a fitness hearing in juvenile court to determine if he is unfit to be tried as a juvenile,” he said. Until a judge makes that determination, officials were withholding the 17-year-old’s name because he is a minor. The boy was released Thursday from Beverly Hospital. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Neymar ready to act as mentor to Richarlison

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar has taken Everton’s Richarlison under his wing © AFP / YANN COATSALIOULONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 15 – Brazil captain Neymar has revealed he is acting as a mentor to rising Everton star Richarlison.Richarlison has won a place in the Brazil squad this season after impressing for Everton following his transfer from Watford. The 21-year-old has scored twice in his first four appearances for the Selecao and will feature in their friendly against Uruguay at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Friday.Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, who has hit 59 goals in 94 caps, has been impressed by Richarlison’s emergence and is taking the youngster under his wing.“Everybody knows that Richarlison is a really great player and a really nice guy,” Neymar told reporters on Thursday.“He has this trick to solve matches, to play well in great matches as he is doing now for Everton.“I expect him to grow up, to keep developing in his career.“I hope I can help him to achieve his goals and to help inside the pitch and even outside the pitch, as a friend, as a colleague.“And if he is as smart as he is showing he is, he will try to keep with working well to be a really great player in the future.”Richarlison celebrated his first Brazil goal, in September’s 5-0 win over El Salvador, by performing a dance with Neymar.And Neymar admitted he is under pressure to repeat the celebration against South American rivals Uruguay.“My son already asked me and Richarlison to do the dance of the bird – the pigeon – in the next match,” he added.After being reunited with Everton boss Marco Silva, who managed him at Watford, Richarlison has been one of the most impressive players in the Premier League this season, with six goals in 10 league fixtures.Brazil manager Tite has been impressed with Richarlison’s ability to cope with his new-found status as a star for club and country.“He grew up in Brazil very fast, he rushed many things and we could see that he had a potential since he was a boy,” Tite said.“He’s really strong in his mind. This is something he showed us playing in America (friendlies against the United States and El Salvador) and in Brazil, also for Fluminense and Watford. He’s really a great player.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Angels ink deals with Rodriguez, Shields

first_imgThe Angels agreed to one-year deals Tuesday with right-handed relievers Francisco Rodriguez and Scot Shields. Rodriguez will earn $3,775,000. He made $440,000 last year, when he completed his first full season as the Angels’ No. 1 closer. He had a 2-5 record with a 2.67 ERA and 45 saves, tying for the AL lead. Rodriguez vacillated until the very end. After speaking with the New York Yankees third baseman earlier Tuesday, players’ association chief operating officer Gene Orza thought the two-time MVP was leaning toward not playing at all. Later in the day, Rodriguez made his decision to participate, according to agent Scott Boras. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Rangers also agreed to one-year deals with right-hander Adam Eaton ($4.65 million) and outfielder Brad Wilkerson ($3.9 million), avoiding arbitration with two players acquired in separate trades last month. Nationals sign Schneider, Johnson: Catcher Brian Schneider agreed to a $16 million, four-year contract with the Washington Nationals and first baseman Nick Johnson came to terms on a $3.2 million, one-year deal. Alfonso Soriano, acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers, asked for $12 million, the highest amount among the 44 players who swapped figures with their teams. The Nationals offered $10 million to Soriano, a raise of $2.5 million. Also: Boston Red Sox reliever Guillermo Mota agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract. … Pitcher Jason Marquis and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $5.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.1 million. … Third baseman Joe Crede and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a one-year contract worth $2,675,000. … All-Star closer Brad Lidge and reliever Dan Wheeler agreed to one-year contracts with the Houston Astros. Lidge got a $3,975,000 deal, and Wheeler’s contract is for $930,000. … New York Mets pitcher Victor Zambrano agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract, a raise of $900,000. Reserve infielder Chris Woodward also agreed to an $825,000, one-year contract with New York. … Pitchers Erik Bedard, Bruce Chen and Todd Williams agreed to one-year contracts with the Baltimore Orioles along with outfielder Corey Patterson. Chen will receive a significant raise to $3.8 million. Bedard will receive a base salary of $1.4 million. Williams will receive $775,000, and Patterson, acquired on Jan. 9 from the Chicago Cubs, gets $2.8 million. … Left-hander Ted Lilly and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract. … Right-hander Kip Wells agreed to a $4.15 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. … The Seattle Mariners and utility player Willie Bloomquist agreed to a two-year contract worth $1,525,000. … The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to one-year contracts with Gold Glove second baseman Orlando Hudson and shortstop Alex Cintron. Hudson got a $2.3 million deal and Cintron got a $1.6 million contract. … The Detroit Tigers agreed to one-year contracts with Jeremy Bonderman, Chris Spurling and Carlos Pena. Bonderman got a $2.3 million deal, Spurling agreed to a $725,000 contract and Pena’s deal is for $2.8 million. … The Atlanta Braves agreed to a $2.2 million contract with starting pitcher Horacio Ramirez and a $462,500 deal with newcomer Oscar Villarreal. … Russell Branyan cleared waivers and was released by the Milwaukee Brewers. A-Rod to play for U.S.: His allegiance torn between the Dominican Republic and United States, Alex Rodriguez finally made up his mind and decided he will participate in the World Baseball Classic as a member of the U.S. team. center_img Shields will earn $2.1 million. He had a 10-11 record and a 2.75 ERA with seven saves after appearing in a club record 78 games in 2005. He made $950,000. Teixeira gets new deal: All-Star first baseman Mark Teixeira agreed to a $15.4 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding salary arbitration this year and next. Teixeira hit .301 with 43 home runs and 144 RBI last season. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: McGinty Tractors seeks sales representative

first_imgMcGinty Tractors is looking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic person to join their sales team, selling tractors and agricultural machinery covering south Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.The ideal candidate will be:• highly motivated & well organised.• customer focused and have good interpersonal skills.• be from an agricultural background.• passionate about sales and capable of demonstrating/operating equipment.• have good computer skills.• have the capacity to use own initiative and good time management skills.• excellent communication skills.• capable to work well as part of a team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with market leading brands, including Valtra, Kverneland, McHale, Major, and many more.Ongoing sales training will be provided and an excellent package will be given to the right candidate.If you feel you have the ability to deliver and would relish the opportunity to join our team then please apply via e-mail to: rory.mcginty@dmgmotors.ieThe closing date for applications is October 31st, 2018. Job Vacancy: McGinty Tractors seeks sales representative was last modified: October 10th, 2018 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:donegalMcGinty TractorsSales Representativelast_img read more

COME CLIMB WITH ME! CHEF MARTIN SERVES UP A TREAT ON TOP OF ERRIGAL

first_imgTHERE’S just no stopping top Donegal chef Martin Anderson!For today it was more of a ‘Come Climb With Me’ as the leading cook served food at the top of Mount Errigal.And it was, of course, all for a good cause. The idea was to raise funds for those great people at the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team.And thanks to Martin’s culinary genius, the volunteers of the DMRT are €700 better off.The stew, we are told, was scrumptious.And the weather wasn’t bad either. Said Martin: “I just want to say thanks to everyone for climbing and the white collar boxers too that came up to support me.“I served 100 meals up there and it was fantastic and a great way to raise money for the superb people at the mountain rescue team. Around 200 people did the climb which was fantastic.“And we had such a great day for it.”COME CLIMB WITH ME! CHEF MARTIN SERVES UP A TREAT ON TOP OF ERRIGAL was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COME CLIMB WITH ME! CHEF MARTIN SERVES UP A TREAT ON TOP OF ERRIGALlast_img read more

MEETING TO DISCUSS GLENSWILLY/CHURCHILL COMMUNITY GAMES

first_imgThe Glenswilly/ Churchill Community Games committee will hold a meeting this Tuesday 17th of Feb at 8pm to 9pm at the Glenswilly GAA clubhouse. This meeting is to discuss the up-coming events that we can participate in for 2015. There is a huge variety of events e.g art, handwriting, swimming, projects, basketball, soccer and athletics and many more.The committee would greatly appreciate any help this year and would welcome any new members who would be interested in taking on an event or helping out at an event to come along to the meeting. The Glenswilly/Churchill Community Games takes in the following areas – Bomany, New Mills, Glenswilly, Termon, Gartan, Churchill and Trentagh. Lets hope we can build on the success of last year. Looking forward to seeing a good attendance on the night.Any queries please contact Sean Bonner on 0862366127.MEETING TO DISCUSS GLENSWILLY/CHURCHILL COMMUNITY GAMES was last modified: February 15th, 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) Tags:GLENSWILLY/CHUCHILL COMMUNITY GAMESlast_img read more

Giants open spring with plenty of room for improvement

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz.–If the first game of the spring is a preview of what’s to come, the Giants will have plenty of opportunities to show improvement.Things can’t get much worse than they did Saturday.The Giants mustered just one hit through their first seven innings in a 10-3 defeat against the Angels. They struggled to make solid contract until the late stages of Saturday’s game and scored their only runs after most of the team’s starters had departed Tempe Diablo Stadium.After rain forced the …last_img read more