Bolts turn back Elite

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canaleta hit 19 of his team-high 25 points in the final two frames and the Bolts finished with just enough spunk to hold off the Elite, who led by as many as 12 points early in the second only to sputter in the third.“I think we have a better team, but it’s not playoff or bust for us [in this conference],” said Black, who was without veteran Ranidel de Ocampo and do-it-all forward Cliff Hodge.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 folk“This is a good start for us, and it’s nice to get off to a good start [in this conference],” Black went on. “But we have [defending champion] San Miguel [Beer] next, and that will be a big challenge.”Meralco won a total of just four games in the last two Philippine Cups. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals With a better team than what it had the previous two years, Meralco forged its finest Philippine Cup start under Norman Black—but the multititled coach isn’t about to pressure his boys into achieving what they have failed to since 2016.New acquisition KG Canaleta rifled five straight points when the game was on the line in the dying minutes and helped preserve a 103-98 win over Blackwater Friday night, as Meralco, aside from missing the playoffs here the last two seasons, finally won its tournament opener.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But after trading for De Ocampo and signing free agents Canaleta, Jason Ballesteros, Mac Baracael and Nico Salva, the Bolts look more formidable this time.In the second game, Rain or Shine held off TNT KaTropa, 82-79.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eligibility questioned, Mbala takes talents to Mexico OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Govt continues to function in full capacity – Jagdeo

first_imgDespite CCJ orders…advises President to dissolve ParliamentDespite orders from the Caribbean Court of Justice that Guyana’s Government is in caretaker mode following their defeat after the No-Confidence Motion, operations have continued as though they are acting in full capacity.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoOpposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday stated that while Government has acknowledged their position as an interim Administration, they are yet to abide by those lines and are, therefore, infringing the ruling.Speaking at his weekly press conference, the Opposition Leader said that while the President has accepted that his Administration is a caretaker Government, they have continued to function in the same manner that they did before they were given a caretaker status by the CCJ. “Further, in open defiance also of the CCJ’s ruling, they continue to say that the Cabinet is not resigning when the Constitution says that and the CCJ orders that the Cabinet and President must resign. That is one area where they have decided not to obey the decision of the CCJ,” said Jagdeo.In handing down the consequential order on July 12, CCJ President Adrian Saunders had outlined that the Cabinet, including the President, should have already been resigned, thus, reaffirming that the APNU/AFC coalition is, in fact, and should be in a caretaker mode leading up to elections.President David GrangerThe CCJ outlined that Article 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution of Guyana must be honoured.The clauses read that “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.” And “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election”.A caretaker Government is tasked only with the routine management of the country and makes necessary preparations for the holding of elections and according to Jagdeo, Cabinet meetings, ministerial outreaches and the passage of bills must stop.“Every time they mention about Cabinet briefing and Cabinet meetings etc, it means that they are acting illegally…I’ve seen Basil Williams continue to speak as though the President could set the date at will and that he can wait on GECOM’s advice. That is what the argument was before the ruling…We asked that they treat June 18, the date that the ruling of the CCJ was made, and start the count from there,” he said.As such, Jagdeo added, that true acceptance of the court’s pronouncement would mean the dissolution of Parliament and preparations for Claims and Objections to produce a clean voters’ list.“The position is that the Government must comply with the ruling of the CCJ and he must dissolve Parliament. That brings us closer to the elections. GECOM must prepare for elections. They must prepare for a period of Claims and Objections which will allow those who are not on the list to get on the list….This is what should happen now, nothing else.”Both sides had several meetings over the past two weeks to “hammer out” names for the position of a GECOM Chairman. The Opposition Leader is duly responsible for selecting six nominees for the post but it must be “not unacceptable” by the President. That process is still under discussion with four names of 18 submitted by the Opposition Leader which were “not unacceptable” to the President. The Opposition Leader has since submitted an additional four names for consideration.last_img read more

Domestic violence survivors get free cars

first_imgPASADENA – Getting around got a lot easier for 16 domestic violence survivors Sunday. In the Rose Bowl parking lot, each of the survivors received a completely refurbished and certified used car, thanks to a local auto parts wholesaler and a slew of area repair shops he recruited for the donations. “We think it’s a great thing,” said Dan Hanson, vice president of sales and marketing for wholesaler Hanson Distributing Co. and Hanson-Merrill Corp., who spearheaded the effort. “It was a lot of work, but we feel good about it,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Hanson purchased 16 used vehicles, none older than 1995, then tapped 16 members of the Southern California Bumber-to-Bumper Certified Service Centers to help refurbish the cars and supply needed parts and accessories. He also connected with 1-800-Charity Cars, a nonprofit car-donation group, which in turn connected the cars with domestic violence victims at local shelters. Women seeking refuge at such shelters often arrive “with nothing,” having hastily left behind their homes and their belongings, said Charity Cars spokeswoman Rose Hill. “Having a vehicle helps rehabilitate them and get them back on their feet,” she added. The timing of the giveaway could not be more ideal – October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Car Care Awareness Month, Hanson noted. His company, along with auto repair centers in Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, La Puente, San Gabriel and elsewhere – all of them members of the Automotive Aftermarket Alliance – worked collectively to get the vehicles ready for donation. Although some of the cars needed quite a bit of work, many of the mechanics involved in the project looked at it as a labor of love. “It’s a good thing that they’re doing,” said Moe Marshal, owner of Moe’s Automotive in Sierra Madre, which performed service work on one of the cars. “Whoever is getting this car is getting a real nice car,” he added. Marie Hull, who runs Hull Automotive in Pasadena with her husband, Alan, said her repair shop was eager to jump in and refurbish a 2001 Dodge Intrepid given away Sunday. “I think it’s a great opportunity for us to be involved and give back to our community,” she said. “We wanted to jump in to do something – it makes us feel good to volunteer our services.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want 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

Celtic will face Kazakhstan or Lithuanian side IF they beat the Lincoln Red Imps

first_imgCeltic will face either Astana of Kazakhstan or Zalgiris Vilnius of Lithuania in the Champions League third qualifying round if they manage to overcome Lincoln Red Imps.The Hoops are favourites to reach the next stage despite an embarrassing 1-0 loss to part-timers Lincoln in the first leg of their second-round tie.Manager Brendan Rodgers suffered a humiliating first game in charge when a second-half goal from Ministry of Defence police officer Lee Casciaro condemned the Scottish champions to defeat in Gibraltar.Should Celtic overturn that deficit in the second leg at Parkhead next Wednesday, they face a long trip to either central Asia, to face Astana, or the Baltics to meet Vilnius.The third-round ties will be played on July 26/27 and August 2/3.The draw, held in Nyon, Switzerland, was preceded by a moment’s silence for the Nice attack on Thursday night. 1 Astana FC’s stadium last_img read more

St Michael’s minors defeat Gweedore to reach Northern Final

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesAll County LeagueOur next All County League games are at home to St. Eunans on the 9th October. St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last.  The numbers drawn were 7,9,16,17,19,20.  The Match 5 winner was was Margaret McLean Magheramena who won €100.  This weeks Jackpot be €2650.The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook . St. Michael’s Bingo SessionThe €100 on the 5th Game at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was won by Alison King Cashemore Creeslough, the €100 on the 10th Game was won by Charlotte Breslin Creeslough.Every house New Car if you check on 45 Numbers or less with the Lucky number in the Panel and also called in the first five numbers of that game.The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2650. The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.Pitch Gates All Managers and everyone else who uses the Club Naomh Micheál Pitch at The Bridge in are asked to please close the Gate as they leave.SOS for Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!!All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes. Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardCongratulations to  Naomh Micheál members Kyle Mc Garvey, Carlos O Reilly, Conor Hanna and Michael Dolan on being part of the Dunfanaghy Golf Club team that won the County Championship yesterday at Letterkenny Golf Club.Clothes BankA clothes bank is now situated on High St, Creeslough ie around the corner from McNultys Bar in aid of St. Michael’s Minor Board.  If anyone is clearing out presses etc. all donations of clothes, shoes, bags, curtains etc would be much appreciated.U8s & U10sTraining for U8s &U 10s continues as usual on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm at the Bridge.Bus leaves Creeslough at 5.45 pm.€3 for bus please .MinorsThe Minors played Gweedore last Saturday morning in the Northern County Semi final. Weather conditions were poor, it was a tough game and the boys were lucky to come out on the right side of a 0,7 : 0,5 scoreline.  The boys will now take part in the Northern final against St Eunan’s on either this Friday September 30th or Saturday October 1st. Irrespective of result. The boys are now guaranteed a place in the County semifinal.RegistrationAnyone still wishing to register/pay outstanding monies please contact either Suzi on 0872849214 or Anne Marie on 0879454107 ASAP.Parish League BookletAnyone who wishes to receive a Parish League Booklet can contact Margaret Ann on 0876207919.Also some league champions 2015 booklets still available.St Michael’s minors defeat Gweedore to reach Northern Final was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAGweedoreNorthern FinalSportSt Michaelslast_img read more

Senegal World Cup team guide: fixtures, kits, key player, plus probable line-up

first_imgSenegal take part in their second World Cup this summer in Russia. take an in-depth look at the Group H nation.MANAGERFormer Birmingham City and Portsmouth man Aliou Cisse will guide Senegal through their second-ever World Cup campaign. Capped 35 times by his country, he took on the manager’s job in 2015, promoted after being in charge of the under-23s previously.Cisse spent three years at PSG as a player alongside the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Jay-Jay Okocha and Mauricio Pochettino. He joined Birmingham in 2002 and then hit the south coast with Pompey two years later.During his tenure as national team boss, Senegal have reached unprecedented heights in the world rankings, reaching a record high of 23 in November.CAPTAINWest Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate wears the armband for Senegal, having just finished his fourth season with the Hammers.The all-action midfielder has 41 caps for the Lions of Teranga, making his debut in 2012 and going on to represent his country in two African Cup of Nations tournaments.He forms an experienced midfield with Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye and Badou Ndiaye of Stoke City.KEY PLAYEROne prong of the blistering Liverpool strike force, Sadio Mane comes into the World Cup on the back of a 20-goal season with the Reds, ten of which came in the Champions League.Mane’s pace, dribbling ability and eye for goal should be enough to translate his club form to the international stage, capable of creating something from nothing. His 14 goals from 51 caps trail only Moussa Sow (18 goals) in the current squad.The former Metz, Salzburg and Southampton man will be keen to make his mark in Russia as he moves out from the shadow of the more highly-praised Salah and Firmino, reminding the world of his qualities after being integral to Liverpool in 2016-17. RECORD IN QUALIFYINGSenegal brushed aside Madagascar 5-2 on aggregate in their first qualifying stage before being drawn in a group with Burkina Faso, Cape Verde and South Africa. Senegal lost their second game away at South Africa but saw the result annulled after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey found guilty of match manipulation.By the time of the replay, Senegal needed a win to secure qualification and duly did, running out 2-0 winners to top the group unbeaten and become the third African team to make it to Russia.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSSenegal travelled to Croatia on June 9 and lost 2-1 before beating South Korea 2-0 in Grodig, Austria three days later.BASE CAMPKalugaPROBABLE LINE-UPDiallo; Gassama, Koulibaly, Mbodji, Ciss; Kouyate, Gueye, B.Ndiaye; Mane, Sow, Balde.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Sadio Mane will be key for Senegal at the World Cup 4center_img 4 ONE TO WATCHKeita Balde is one of the most exciting young prospects to come out of Africa in years, offering just as much of a threat on the left as Mane will on the opposite flank.Snapped up by Monaco last summer to replace Bernardo Silva, the Spanish-born winger hit the net 16 times in Serie A for Lazio in 2016-17.He made his debut in 2016 and will be the subject of significant transfer speculation should he fire Senegal to the knockouts in what could be this tournament’s Group of Death.FIXTURESTuesday, June 19: POLAND v Senegal (Spartak Stadium, Moscow) – kick-off 16:00Sunday, June 24: JAPAN v Senegal (Yekaterinburg Stadium, Yekaterinburg) – kick-off 16:00Thursday, June 28: Senegal v COLOMBIA (Samara Arena, Samara) – kick-off 15:00*You can listen to EVERY 2018 World Cup match live on the talkSPORT networkKITSlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has revealed how she returned from enjoying the Mardi Gras Festival to find her house almost completely destroyed by a tornado.Bronagh Gallagher’s trip almost certainly saved her from serious injury after a huge tree fell on her house Hattiesburg, Mississippi.College lecturer Bronagh, from Sallaghgraine, Letterkenny, received a phonecall from her dog-sitter to say her house had been wrecked in the tornado which struck last Sunday. Bronagh, who moved to the US on a soccer scholarship 1998, was last night still trying to pick up the pieces after her ordeal.She was trying to remain positive but admits it could have been much worse.“When I got to the Mardi Gras I got a phonecall from my dog-sitter and she was just hysterical.“She had managed to shelter in the kitchen and that was probably the only place that there is no real debris as such so she is so lucky,” said Bronagh. Bronagh Gallagher from LetterkennyBronagh said it was complete chaos when she got back to her home.Her garden shed had even been completely blown away.“I was completely within a daze when I saw what had happened. I really was overwhelmed.“My clothes have gone and I am depending on friends and neighbours giving me clothes but I’ll be okay.“It could have been much worse. A neighbour of mine had to be dug out from the wreckage of his home,” she said. Nobody was killed in the tornado which reached winds of up to 145 mph but two have been critically injured.Bronagh’s close friend, Dolores Deasley, who also moved to the US on a soccer scholarship, has been a tower of strength to the 31 year old sports management lecturer from the University of Mississippi.“Dolores lives just half a mile from me and nothing happened to her home. She has been so good to me and I would have been lost without her,” said Bronagh.Amazingly Bronagh revealed that this is the second time she had had a brush with Mother Nature’s most dangerous elements. “I was here for Hurricane Katrina to but the damage was superficial around here compared to this.“You have to be positive about it all. Nobody was hurt and it’s only material damage which can be fixed.“You just got to brush yourself down and get on with it,” she said.DONEGAL WOMAN’S HOME DESTROYED BY TORNADO AS SHE VISITS MARDI GRAS was last modified: February 14th, 2013 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:AmericaBronagh GalagherletterkennyMIssissippitornadolast_img read more

Crash on Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road leads to major traffic disruption

first_imgA two-car collision has caused major traffic disruption on the main Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road this evening.The crash happened after 6pm on the N13 and various emergency personnel have rushed to the scene.It is not understood the crash has resulted in any serious injuries. However, there is a major build-up of traffic on the road.The latest crash follows another incident on the road between Milford and Letterkenny near Ballyare between a tractor and a car.It is understood one person was hospitalised but their injuries are not serious.Crash on Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road leads to major traffic disruption was last modified: July 30th, 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)last_img read more

Why Raiders should commit to one more year in Oakland

first_imgReward a fan base that did not expect or deserve the 3-11 product that started with a skunk in the bowels of the Coliseum in Week 1 and then took it on the … Amy Trask thinks the Raiders should throw their fans a big party on Christmas Eve.Here’s a better idea. Throw it a year from now.Lawsuit or no lawsuit, Raiders owner Mark Davis should come out and express his intent to play at Coliseum in 2019. Do it this week before the Raiders’ home finale against Denver on Monday night.last_img

Peter Magowan, who helped keep Giants in S.F. and build downtown stadium, dead at 76

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO–Peter Magowan, the longtime Safeway executive credited with saving baseball in San Francisco and leading the charge to build a downtown stadium, died Sunday at his home in Pacific Heights. He was 76.A New York City native who followed the franchise closely when it played at the Polo Grounds, Magowan belonged to a group of Bay Area investors who purchased the Giants in 1993 and prevented the club from leaving …last_img