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NLEX eyes QF bonus

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 A costly, catty dispute finally settled Alex Mallari is among the newcomers who have taken the lead for NLEX’s turnaround this season. —Sherwin VardeleonANTIPOLO—Yeng Guiao hasn’t had this kind of a view for quite a while.The NLEX coach is looking down on almost everyone for the first time this PBA season, and the Road Warriors take the first of two shots to nail down a big quarterfinal advantage in the Governors’ Cup with a win over TNT KaTropa Wednesday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Weather permitting, tip off is at 7 p.m. and Guiao knows exactly what’s in store for his Road Warriors if they win.“That’s the good thing with our situation right now—we know what we need to do to get a top four slot,” Guiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Texters, meanwhile, will play for the first time in eight years with Ranidel de Ocampo no longer part of the squad after dealing the veteran forward to Meralco in a trade that also involved Phoenix.TNT got Justin Chua, who Meralco first shipped to the Fuel Masters. Can Pacquiao wangle a rematch now? Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Winning start View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ NLEX is tied for the lead with idle Barangay Ginebra at 7-2 and Guiao had said that he thinks the magic number for a top four slot—and a twice-to-beat privilege—would be eight wins.“It will be tough. But who knows? We could get lucky again in one of our last two games,” he said.Aaron Fuller has proven to be exactly what the doctor has ordered to resuscitate NLEX. Then there’s Guiao’s genius of tweaking the local lineup to get the players he wants.“I think the players just jelled earlier than I anticipated,” Guiao said as Larry Fonacier, JR Quiñahan and Alex Mallari have come to fore and are immediately playing with impact for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis won’t be traded

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn’t mince his words Friday in declaring that star Anthony Davis won’t be traded, and he didn’t appreciate Lakers superstar LeBron James’s comments on the matter.“We’re not trading him,” Gentry told reporters at a morning shootaround before the Pelicans were due to take on the Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT And Gentry said James’s recent comments — saying it would be “amazing” to play alongside Davis — as tampering, defined by the NBA as attempting to entice a player under contract to negotiate with another team regarding his services.“It’s tampering,” Gentry said. “Why is it not tampering if players are saying it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I thought if you talk about a player under contract, it was tampering. But that’s just me. I’ve only been in the league 31 years, what do I know?”Gentry’s ire may have ratcheted up the tension before the Friday night clash, but it wasn’t clear if either James or Davis would be playing, with both listed by their teams as ailing. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Old fire’ fuels Petron Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In response to James’s comments, Davis told ESPN he appreciated the compliment but was focused on building up the Pelicans.“It’s cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me,” said the 25-year-old big man, who is under contract with New Orleans for two more seasons. “But my job is to turn this team around. If we’re 15–17, that means I’m not doing my job.”James isn’t the only NBA player to speak publicly about Davis’s talents.NBA.com reported that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo lightheartedly urged Davis to “come to the Bucks” after Milwaukee’s Wednesday night victory over the Pelicans.ESPN reported Friday that several unnamed general managers had “expressed outrage” over what they believe is the NBA’s unwillingness to enforce rules against tampering.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Cerritos councilman censured

first_imgCrawley thanked his supporters and said he had issued numerous times his apologies to Edwards, Cerritos residents and Donna Coomes, who had complained about a low-altitude Air Force jet flyover during the city’s Veterans Day celebration at the Civic Center. The e-mail reply told her to “get a backbone and stop your b—-ing,” and to “get your head out of your rectum.” Any possible recall effort is in the hands of the voters, Crawley said. “It’s not my intention to resign,” he continued, reading from a prepared statement. “I shall continue my remaining two years on council with every effort I have.” The District Attorney’s office on Feb. 9 decided not to prosecute the case, turning the issue over to “the voting populace in the City of Cerritos and any civil action that Mr. Edwards elects to pursue against Mr. Crawley.” “I hope it ends here, that we don’t drag this into something else and keep this wound open,” said Mayor Paul Bowlen. Residents with opposing views took the podium before a near-capacity crowd of residents, city commissioners, two councilmembers-elect and students from several Cerritos High School 12th grade civics classes. Randy Economy was among those who asked Crawley to step down. He told the embattled councilman that he should be a representative for the people. “Mr. Crawley, you are not that anymore,” Economy said. “You have changed.” Chris Tierheimer added that Crawley’s history of service to the city “is no longer relevant” in the wake of the incident, adding that the misconduct didn’t set a good example for students and the teaching profession. Crawley is a middle school teacher in Pico Rivera. samantha.gonzaga @presstelegram.com (562) 499-1284160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CERRITOS – Four city council members Thursday night censured a colleague who impersonated another in a scathing Nov. 11 e-mail to a resident. The motion passed 4-0, with the councilman at the center of the issue, John Crawley, abstaining. “This is not a censure for just John Crawley; it is a censure for the five of us who sit here” and the city’s future leaders, said Councilman Jim Edwards. Edwards’ name was falsely used in the e-mail, found by the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station to have been sent from Crawley’s home America Online account. The vote came on the heels of a passionate public comment session, during which residents defended, chastised, and in a couple of instances, asked Crawley to resign. last_img read more

Video: Ex-Chelsea and Man United forward scores AGAIN in pre-season

first_imgIs Falcao back to his best? The former Manchester United and Chelsea loanee scored another goal in pre-season on Tuesday, in Monaco’s 3-1 defeat to Russian side Zenit.The 30-year-old, who concedes his time in England was ‘difficult’, has been on form ahead of the new campaign, following up his weekend brace with a header on Tuesday. It may not be the most glamorous of goals, but it is a sign the Colombian may well be back after a frustrating couple of seasons which followed a nasty injury which ruled him out of the World Cup in 2014.After the friendly, he told the Ligue 1 club’s website: “My experience in England was difficult but it served me well as a footballer and as a person. “I hope what I’ve learned will serve me now, here in Monaco. I’m very happy to be back in Monaco to play.“It’s interesting to see how the team progresses game after game. The sensations are good, I feel good. The only thing I need is to accumulate games and playing time. With the games, my body will quickly adapt to the rhythm of the competition.”See Falcao’s goal, below:RELATED: VIDEO: Radamel Falcao assists and scores against Lugano earlier in pre-season 1 Is Falcao back to his best? last_img read more

Potential US investors hear about unique benefits of the Northwest

first_img‘Ireland North West is exceptionally well placed as an investment hub for business and global companies seeking to establish a gateway to both the UK and EU markets’ – that was the key message shared with potential investors in both Philadelphia and Boston last week.Focused engagements with industry specialists, FDI executives and venture capitalists took place over the week in both cities presenting a compelling investment proposition that the northwest city region has to offer.The trip is part of the Trade and Investment mission led jointly by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council. Potential investors heard from leading global company DuPont which has a longstanding commitment to the region. The company DuPont takes advantage of the unique combination of benefits that the Northwest region has to offer including an accessible, connected and business friendly gateway region with a compelling vision for greater international impact.Meeting of industry specialists with the Ireland North West delegation in Philadelphia last week during the delegations visit to the US.Investors learned that companies and businesses are attracted by a talented and educated workforce, the value balance, the superb quality of life and the supportive business environment.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill led the delegation along with Cllr John Boyle Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council.Cllr O’Domhnaill said he believes that these types of engagements are essential if we are to raise the profile of the region as an investment location. “Having these key influencers and potential investors in a room focusing on the northwest region and sharing with them our vision and ambition as well as the practical supports and assistance available to businesses in the region is vital. There is no better way to build meaningful connections and relationships than face to face engagements,” Cllr O’Domhnaill said.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr. John Boyle and Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill meeting with Chancellor of University of Massachussetts Katherine Newman during delegations visit to Boston last week.Mayor John Boyle said he believes that “the strength of the region is underpinned by the strong collaborative approach which sees industry, government at both central and local level and further and higher education institutions from both sides of the border working together to fuel further economic growth and prosperity. This is something that investors value greatly in terms of facilitating ease of access to supports in the region”.Local businesses from a range of sectors from across both Council areas also participated in the mission, meeting with potential clients and business partners with a view to increasing sales and expanding their businesses.Derry based Bridie Mullin Irish Linen Ltd. participated in the mission and brought her eponymous label of handcrafted quality Irish line to Boston in an effort to tap into the US market.Bridie explains that the trade visit was an opportunity to build on her own research and to visit stores and meet with potential clients getting a deeper understanding of what exactly the customer is looking for. It also allowed her to get an insight into the potential costs associated with exporting and logistics assisting in finalising price points for trading. As well as companies from the North West, the trip also involved third level and further education providers and development organisations including Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, North West Regional College and Udaras na Gaeltachta.An important part of the trade and investment mission involved engagement with educational institutions with a memorandum of understanding being signed by the North West Regional College and Philadelphia Community College and the State of Pennsylvania that sees the consolidation of relationships developed over the last two years.Samantha Traynor, Vice Principal of the North West Regional College who also participated in the Trade and Investment Mission explained “the MoU represents the first step in building and consolidating a partnership through education and training with a specific focus on sharing best practice in Work Based Learning to include Traineeships, Apprenticeships including Higher Level Apprenticeships and also the continued professional development of our respective professionals in our workforce.”Signing of MoU between North West Regional College and Philadelphia Community College and picture includes Samantha Traynor Vice Prinicipal of NWRC, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr. John Boyle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Seamus O’Domhnaill, John Kelpie, Chief Executive Derry City and Strabane District Council and Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council, Stephen Gillespie, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Paul Hannigan, President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology and John Andy Bonner, Letterkenny Institute of Technology along with representatives from Philadelphia Community College.The week saw the announcement by both Councils of an exciting research project with Harvard Graduate School of Design exploring how the cross-border northwest city region can be shaped in light of the economic, political and social realities of Brexit and this project is being led by Assistant Professor Gareth Doherty in Harvard GSD who is originally from Donegal. Reaching out to the diaspora was a key objective of the mission and this manifested in events in both Philadelphia and Boston. Members of the diaspora from across the region attended and shared with the delegation the opportunities and challenges faced by the diaspora and their commitment to continue to engage in a way that is meaningful and mutually beneficial.The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council also had the honour of accepting on behalf of Donegal Hospice a cheque of $14,000 raised by the Donegal community in Philadelphia.Donegal Association of Philadelphia present cheque of $14,000 to Donegal HospiceSeamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, said: “this Trade and Investment Mission is part of the ongoing positive work being done by both Councils.“We are committed to continuing with the positive work we are doing to drive forward our economy and to maximise the opportunities we have as a cross border gateway to both the UK and EU markets.“We have longstanding connections with Philadelphia and Massachusetts and these connections transcend economic, cultural and political linkages. The Golden Bridges conference has provided the Northwest region with an important platform in the Massachusetts region allowing us to reach out, connect with and form meaningful relationships and collaborations with stakeholders in various sectors that have been instrumental in progressing growth and prosperity in the region,” Mr Neely said.Breakfast meeting hosted by the Ireland NorthWest delegation with FDI executives and potential investors in Boston last weekJohn Kelpie Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council explains that “it takes time to make connections, develop relationships and build trust. Our ongoing positive engagement with Massachusetts has to date resulted in a number of exciting developments including the investment and success stories around One Source Virtual and Metaverse.“Results such as these are part of our key objectives and are evidence that our direct approach of travelling to the US, making those connections and building rapport, really works.”Potential US investors hear about unique benefits of the Northwest was last modified: November 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

INTERNATIONAL DAY AT ILLISTRIN N.S. – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Illistrin N.S. celebrated their Global Citizenship theme by dressing in traditional clothing from a whole host of countries from all across the world.Pupils from Scoil Naomh Fiachre Illistrin incorporated countries like Hungry, Ireland, India, Ghana and Pakistan as part of their Art project. INTERNATIONAL DAY AT ILLISTRIN N.S. – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: June 18th, 2015 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:FeaturesIlistrin N.S.Noticespicture speciallast_img read more

DDTV: SUPER COLEMAN’S SILKY SKILLS STUN ARSENAL

first_imgSEAMUS Coleman has the soccer world stunned after two incredible pieces of skill against Arsenal during his side’s 3-0 win at Goodison Park on Sunday. The Killybegs man was once again the star performer for Everton as they closed in on a Champions League spot.At one stage Coleman juggled the ball with his head and both feet at full tilt as he took the ball out of his own defence.Then the Ireland international completely bamboozled Santi Cazorla on the right wing.Rolling the ball back – like a Brazilian – and scooting the ball around the Arsenal player.  DDTV: SUPER COLEMAN’S SILKY SKILLS STUN ARSENAL was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonseamus colemanskillsv arsenalvideolast_img read more

Gardai launch hunt after woman attacked as she slept in her home

first_imgA woman was subjected to a horrific sex attack in her own home.Gardai are hunting the attacker who terrorised his victim in Letterkenny last weekend.The man broke into the property not far from the centre of the town while the victim slept in the early hours of last Sunday. He crept into her bedroom and carried out the sickening attack before fleeing the scene.So far Letterkenny Gardai have not made any official comment on the horrendous sex attack.It’s understood they have been combing through hours of cctv footage from Letterkenny town centre and arterial routes in a bid to identity the attacker.A Garda source confirmed they are investigating the attack but no other details on the incident have yet been released. Gardai launch hunt after woman attacked as she slept in her home was last modified: October 29th, 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)last_img read more

DDTV: Top 10 Irish Halloween Traditions

first_imgIrish Central uploaded a short video describing the origin of many common day Halloween traditions.Although we generally don’t question why we eat barmbrack, bob for apples, and carve pumpkins, it’s quite fascinating to see where these traditions originated. Do you do any of these? Let us know in the Facebook comments.DDTV: Top 10 Irish Halloween Traditions was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hughes: Julio Cesar is as good as Schmeichel and Southall

first_imgMark Hughes says QPR’s Julio Cesar is among the best goalkeepers he has ever seen.The Rangers boss, a former Manchester United colleague of Peter Schmeichel and international team-mate of Everton legend Neville Southall, believes Cesar is as good as them both in their prime.“Over the years I had the pleasure of playing with the likes of Schmeichel and Southall, and he’s right up there,” Hughes said.“It’s not only his ability as a keeper. His mentality in the dressing room is huge for us and that’s a benefit we’ll tap into.“He understands what it takes and he drives people around him. He inspires people with his manner and his presence.“He’s on a par with the top keepers in the world in my view.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img