Time to face the monster

first_imgCarpio 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings After disposing of a Rain or Shine team that dragged his team into three tough battles in five days, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone is now bracing for what he calls the “monsters” of the Philippine Basketball Association.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Alido, Nakajima joint leaders Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen did not need their twice-to-beat advantage to advance to the semifinals as they bundled out the Texters, 106-93, with Fajardo banging in 35 points.The other semifinal series will feature Magnolia vs NLEX after the Road Warriors also swept Alaska after an 87-83 victory in the other game.This marks NLEX’s first semifinal stint in franchise history.Nonetheless, Cone was relieved to overcome Rain or Shine, which forced them into a triple overtime battle last Friday and put up a brave stand in the quarterfinals, particularly in Game 2 when they came within 92-89 on Beau Belga’s layup with under two minutes remaining.Joe Devance and Japeth Aguilar made back-to-back baskets to push the lead back to seven before LA Tenorio hit three free throws to seal the victory for the Gin Kings, who lost to the Beermen in the finals of last year’s All Filipino tournament.ADVERTISEMENT The league’s winningest coach was referring to three-time Philippine Cup defending champion San Miguel Beermen and their prized big man June Mar Fajardo, the four-time Most Valuable Player.Either way, Cone knows there will be little room for error against a team that packs so much depth and firepower.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 folk“We’re hoping for one heck of a series,” said Cone, after the Gin Kings hammered out a 99-91 victory over the Elasto Painters to complete a sweep of their best-of-three quarterfinal series Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“San Miguel has won the last three championships of this conference for a reason. They’re playing great basketball and they have June Mar (Fajardo). TNT was playing well and they still couldn’t beat San Miguel.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “It’s a huge relief to get through (Rain or Shine) and now we face the monsters that’s San Miguel and June Mar,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Dy unsatisfied with performance in national team tryouts: ‘I feel I can show more’

first_imgKim Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKianna Dy was one of the nine of players who showed up for both days of the tryouts for the Philippine women’s national volleyball team.The 22-year-old Lady Spiker from La Salle, however, knows that participation alone won’t give her an automatic slot into the team that will compete in the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Dy added she wants to have one more chance to prove her worth for De Jesus even though she has played for the head coach for five years under La Salle.De Jesus said he and the other officials at LVPI are still contemplating if they will hold another day for the tryouts, but Dy is hopeful she can showcase her talents for one more day.“Is there another day for the tryout?” asked Dy. “Well, if there’s one more why not? If I’m given another chance, maybe.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Dy, who is part of the 34-person master list national team head coach Ramil De Jesus invited, said she is far from satisfied with her performance.“Satisfied? No,” said Dy after Wednesday’s session at Arellano University Gym. “I feel that I can show more.”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 other eight players who had complete attendance are Kim Fajardo, Mary Joy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Cherry Rondina, Aby Maraño, Cha Cruz-Behag, Ara Galang, and MJ Phillips.Of those mentioned, Rondina and Phillips are the only players who have never played for De Jesus in La Salle or with F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 View comments De Jesus: I just want those invited to tryouts to show interest ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ma-Watta Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Honors Staff

first_imgMa-Watta staff after the ceremony.The saying, “Give a man his flowers while he is alive for him to smell its fragrance,” was over the weekend manifested when Mrs. Dialokai G. Kemayah and Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. founder, medical coordinator and Board Chairman of Ma-Watta Medical & Eye Clinic, honored five staff members with certificates and gifts for their long, dedicated and outstanding service to the center.Ma-Watta Medical & Eye Clinic is a subsidiary of Ma-Watta Group of Companies, Inc.Commending the honorees, Kemayah, who is also the chief executive officer, recounted the significant contributions of the honored staff, including their commitment during the insidious outbreak of Ebola in 2014.Kemayah said the program was meant to identify with them for “having endured the pains for the last 10 years and providing services to residents in Paynesville in particular and Liberia in general.”The program was held at Ma-Watta Medical & Eye Clinic facility, located at Police Academy junction in Paynesville City.Kemayah said the clinic is not all about profit making, but providing health services to the ‘good people’ of Liberia.“We have patients from outside Montserrado and far from neighboring Paynesville; and that’s all happening because of God’s blessings first and of course, the dedicated and committed service of you the staff of the clinic; without you we won’t have a clinic.“So, the staff that are here for the patients and without the patients also the clinic wouldn’t exist, so we also want to use this time to say hats off to all of our patients, who since the last ten years continue to obtain services from our clinic.“We value the support of our patients and we want to assure you and all Liberians that Ma-Watta Medical & Eye Clinic will continue to provide valuable services to the Liberian people as far as their health is our concern,” Kemayah said amid thunderous applauds.He told the honorees that health is an essential component of any society and without a healthy people there can be no growth and development in any country, “and this why we consider medical services as at Ma-Watta Group of Companies very pivotal to Liberians.”“From our background, we cherish customer care and services and our golden rule here at Ma-Watta & Medical Eye Clinic is that our patients are our kings and queens and their concerns matter most to us than even ourselves, because our doors are open 24-hours for them.“There are a number of our current staff members who began this journey with us; they never relented but remained devoted and committed to the mission of Ma-Watta Medical & Eye clinic.“Our staff come to work on time, and though we have no outside funding, they are here with us. So as a business we thought it fair to motivate our staff, those who have been with us for the last 10 years and have been most outstanding in the performance in their services to the company patient and other staff,” he said.Speaking earlier, Mrs. Kemayah, medical coordinator, acknowledged the staff for being with her for the past 10 years.“It is not easy in Liberia and the world at large to have a business; it has only been by God’s grace that we have come thus far because we have remained focus to serving humanity,” she said.For their part, the honorees in brief remarks expressed appreciation to the management for the recognition and called on Liberians to work together for the growth and transformation of the nation.Those honored included Benedict S. Geekor, (business manager), Evelyn McGee (nurse assistant), Oretha Nyumah (vaccinator), Elijah Jah (caretaker) and Moses Fahn (deputy caretaker).Ma-Watta Medical & Eye Clinic provides services including laboratory services, vaccination and ‘well-baby clinic’, antenatal and maternity care, while the facilities include private, semi-private and general wards.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Reviving river could re-create Canoga Park

first_imgTransforming a stretch of the Los Angeles River from a dirty concrete channel into a lush park could trigger redevelopment of Canoga Park, creating a community of open space, bike paths and transit-centered neighborhoods. The plan is conceptual, would cost more than $200 million and is probably decades away. But consultants who wrote the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan said that spending money to return the river to its natural state would reap benefits to the surrounding area. “We’re not saying, in 20 years from now, this is what it’s going to look like. This is what it could look like,” said Ira Mark Artz of Tetra Tech, the lead consulting firm for the master plan. “It’s a first step moving forward.” Nearby, there could be a greenbelt and bike path along the Orange Line extension up Canoga Avenue. These river improvements in Canoga Park could cost $210 million to $270 million. City Councilman Dennis Zine, who represents the area, said the master plan has great potential – if the money can be found and flood protection ensured. “It is realistic. It could be done. Will it be done in our lifetime? I don’t know.” Restoring what is now a 32-mile drainage channel to a more natural river could cost more than $7 billion over the coming decades, officials estimate. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called the blueprint “a bold, audacious plan” that can stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life in surrounding communities. “Over time, it will take billions of dollars, but it will reap billions in benefits.” The workshop on the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan will be held 6:30-7:30 tonight at Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd., followed by a public hearing at 7:45 p.m. A workshop and hearing will also be held at the same time Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Water District headquarters, 700 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. A copy of the LA River report, including images of the Canoga Park concepts, is available at www.lariverrmp.org/CommunityOutreach/masterplan_download.htm kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The master plan is a $3 million, 25-year blueprint for a 32-mile “emerald necklace” of parks, walkways and bike paths snaking through Los Angeles. Residents will be able to review the plans and drawings during a public hearing to be held tonight. Final comments on the proposals will be taken through March 19. Consultants selected Canoga Park as one of five “opportunity sites” where additional improvements could encourage investment by entrepreneurs, public agencies and developers. Designers envision a park stretching from south of the river to the Vanowen Street area around Owensmouth and Canoga avenues. With grass and soil able to absorb overflow, concrete could be removed from the south side of the river to create a more natural riparian environment, designers said. Across Vanowen Street, consultants envision developments and pedestrian promenades if Pratt & Whitney decide to sell the site of the former Rocketdyne plant. last_img read more

New Century reaches deal with Barclays

first_imgIn turn, New Century gave up its rights to the loans financed by the bank, the filing said. The deal is dependent upon New Century transferring to Barclay an unspecified amount of money relating to the home loans, the filing said. Barclays also has the option to exit the agreement if New Century secures more favorable settlements or agreements with its other lenders. New Century said it would see a loss of about $46 million from the transaction. The company also disclosed that some of its subsidiaries had entered into a consent agreement with regulators in Maine. New Century Financial Corp. said Thursday that it had reached a deal with Barclays Bank PLC that would effectively release the troubled subprime mortgage lender from having to buy back about $900 million in mortgage loans. Britain-based Barclays had demanded last week that Irvine-based New Century comply with an obligation to repurchase outstanding mortgage loans financed by the bank. Barclays had alleged that the company defaulted on its financial obligations. Under the terms of a deal reached March 16, Barclays and Sheffield Receivables Corp. agreed to release New Century and its subsidiaries from the obligation, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As with steps taken by other states, the deal with Maine was intended to keep New Century from accepting new mortgage applications on grounds that it has violated state laws, including failing to fund mortgage loans after closing.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

Watford 0-1 Leicester City: Mahrez strike sends the Foxes FIVE points clear

first_img2 2 It was Mahrez’s 16th goal of the season Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the game as Leicester City went five points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.It was a tight first half with Watford coming the closest to breaking the deadlock when Nathan Ake hit the bar.However, Mahrez scored a stunning strike early in the second half to put Claudio Ranieri’s side ahead.And they held on to put daylight between themselves and their other faltering title rivals to go five points clear with only nine games remaining.Leicester were looking to take advantage of the earlier 2-2 draw between Premier League title rivals Tottenham and Arsenal but Watford were out to spoil the Foxes’ plans.The first chance fell to the impressive, dreadlocked barnet of Hornets defender Ake, who saw his looping header drop over Kasper Schmeichel and onto the top of the crossbar.Jamie Vardy had a chance to line up a volley similar to the goal he scored against Liverpool but he flashed his left-footed shot across goal.He had another opportunity to put the Foxes ahead when he linked well with partner-in-crime Mahrez but Vardy poked the ball wide after the Algerian took the goalkeeper out of the game with a neat cut back. Ten minutes after half time and Leicester were level as Mahrez sprinkled yet more magic on the Foxes’ season, this time with a thunderous left-footed drive which kissed the crossbar en route to the back of the net for his 16th goal of the season.And they almost immediately had a second, but Robert Huth’s header from N’Golo Kante’s cross was well saved by Heurelho Gomes.Huth had another effort from a set-piece but this time his header across goal drifted just wide of the far post.There was cause for concern for Leicester when Mahrez felt his hamstring. He did manage to continue but was eventually replaced with the injury not looking as bad as it initially looked.They held out for the victory and will look to extend their lead at the top when they face relegation candidates Newcastle next week.last_img read more

Wild go without Slovaks

first_imgCenter Wes Walz, who has taken an unspecified personal leave from the team, missed his third straight game, too. Demitra, Gaborik and Walz skated on the team’s top line in the season opener. Forward Dominic Moore was taken off injured reserve to replace Demitra on the 23-man active roster. Gagne returns Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne returned to the lineup after missing four games due to dizziness. Gagne took seven shifts in the first period Monday against the Rangers, logging 5 minutes, 1 second of ice time. He hadn’t played since he was knocked out of a game against Florida on Oct. 24, when his jaw crashed into the shoulder of Panthers defenseman Jay Bouwmeester on a high check. Around the league Islanders: Goalie Rick DiPietro was cleared to practice Monday, two days after he was struck in the right eye by Sidney Crosby’s stick. New York coach Ted Nolan said DiPietro looked good in the net Monday but didn’t reveal if the 26-year-old franchise goalie would play tonight when the Islanders face the New York Rangers at home. “Let’s see how Ricky does at the morning skate (today) and then we’ll make a decision,” Nolan said. “He’s too valuable to this franchise to do anything hasty.” DiPietro was injured Saturday night in the second period of the Islanders’ 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He went to the office of team ophthalmologist Dr. Bruce Zagelbaum, who confirmed that DiPietro didn’t sustain a serious injury or permanent damage to his eye. Maple Leafs: Forward Mark Bell will make his season debut tonight at Ottawa after completing a 15-game suspension for a drinking and driving incident. … Forward Kyle Wellwood, who has been sidelined after having surgery for a sports hernia, also is likely to make his season debut.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services The depleted Minnesota Wild placed forward Pavol Demitra on injured reserve before Monday’s game against Edmonton with a strained groin, and forward Marian Gaborik joined him on the scratch list with the same injury. This has not been a promising start for Minnesota’s two Slovakian stars, not because of production but because of health. Demitra missed his fifth game out of 15, and Gaborik was out for the third time. After getting three goals and two assists in the last two games, Gaborik leads the Wild with 13 points. Demitra is tied for fourth with 10 points. last_img read more


first_imgIt is an event started just two years ago by then Mayor Cora Harvey – a women-only 5k with funds going to help charities.Today Mayor Frank McBrearty got almost 400 runners under starters orders for today’s walk and run, taking place this year from the Finn Valley Centre.The race began at 11am and proved a huge success. Finnoula Diver of Letterkenny AC on her way to victory in the Run Donegal 5K Road Race at the Finn Valley AC this morning. Pic by Gary FoyThe winner of the race was Fionnula Diver (pictured) from Letterkenny AC in a time of 17.51.But the real winner on the day was all the participants and the event, which looks like now becoming a firm favourite on the race calendar in Donegal.Well done to everyone who took part.    Some ladies show steely determination during today’s race. Picture by Gary Foy.MORE THAN 400 AT THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K was last modified: April 14th, 2013 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:MORE THAN 400 AT THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5Klast_img read more

Dele Alli should be fit for Tottenham’s game v Liverpool – Gareth Southgate

first_img smart causal “He makes critical forward runs, like everybody else we learned a lot from the game.”Spurs host the Reds at the national stadium on Saturday in what was meant to be their first game at the north London club’s new stadium.Their opponents are currently top of the league having claimed a maximum twelve points from their opening four matches. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade no dice 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card However, the England boss was optimistic about Alli’s fitness despite the fact the midfielder will play no part of the friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday night – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 20:00.Southgate said: “He [Alli] has just had a minor strain and should be fine for his club at the weekend I would think, but tomorrow’s game will come too quickly.”“I thought his performance [against Spain] was good.“In terms of his retention of the ball I thought he was improved in that area, his work without the ball has been good over the last six months with us. possible standings Southgate was happy with Alli’s performance against Spain silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img Gareth Southgate has handed Tottenham a major boost by saying he expects Dele Alli to be fit for their Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday.There were fears Alli would be out of action for this weekend’s game as he withdrew from the England squad on Monday with a ‘minor strain’ after playing 90 minutes of the Three Lions’ UEFA Nations League  defeat to Spain on Saturday. REVEALED shining REVEALED Latest Premier League News huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Alli is in contention for the visit of Liverpool England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more


first_imgDonegal fans celebrate in The Center Bar in Dorchester after defeating Cork!Donegal ex-pats  get together to organize a fundraiser for the Donegal (Ireland) team training fund.  Bostons Donegal community are coming together next Sunday, September 16th for the Donegal GAA (Ireland) team training fund.  While there are a few people making the trip home for the final the vast majority of younger Donegal ex-pats are unable to go home due to immigration status. Despite this they want to show their support and contribute in any way possible to help bring Sam Maguire back to the hills! Paul Friel, (Donegal GFC Boston asst. secretary) and Declan Houton (Member of the band“Devri”) originally from  Urris and Malin GAA clubs respectively  have got together to  organize a fundraiser in The Center Bar, Dorchester on Sunday September 16th to raise money for the Donegal team training fund.Two coveted tickets for the all-Ireland  final will be raffled on the day, thanks to John Friel from the Urris GAA club. Other spot prizes include a 42” HD TV as well as a Donegal jersey signed by Jim and the boys!Boston has a huge Donegal immigrant population, especially from Inishowen with Ryan Bradley (Buncranna) and Declan Walsh`s (Malin) involvement in the team generating a lot of interest in the game Stateside. However it is evident by the club jerseys so often worn  during the games at The Irish Cultural Center in Canton that Donegal clubs are well represented in Boston.  The St. Michaels men are closely watched by a gathering of red and white jersey at every game not to mention  the Glenties supporters who proudly stand behind Jim mc Guinness, with fond memories of his time in Boston when he kitted out for the team across the pond!Over recent weeks, driving down Broadway in South Boston is reminiscent of any town in Donegal as pubs and homes are adorned with Donegal flags and shirts!!The event will run from 4pm-8pm , entertainment includes a D.J. and a screening of the 1992 All-Ireland final on the big screen.We know that there will be thousands of Donegal folk watching the final around the world and we want to make sure the biggest roar outside of Croke Park that day comes from Boston! Many thanks to John Friel, Urris, who has done so much for Inishowen and Donegal GAA over the years and for help in securing tickets and a signed jersey for the raffle. For more information contact Declan Houton ( 001617 347 1260 declanmusic@verizon.net ) or Paul Friel (001 617 967 0499 frielpaul5@gmail.com )DONEGAL BOSTON GFC TO HOST ALL-IRELAND FUNDRAISER FOR DONEGAL (IRELAND THAT IS!) was last modified: September 10th, 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:DONEGAL BOSTON GFC TO HOST ALL-IRELAND FUNDRAISER FOR DONEGAL (IRELAND THAT IS!)last_img