first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Yeng Guiao mum on permanent Gilas coaching stint Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “First of all, I think everything happens for a reason. I think it turned out for the better because I’m with Ginebra, the crowd favorite,” Thompson said in Filipino.Three years later, Thompson will get to play for Guiao after all after he was included in the 16-man national team pool for the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.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’“I’m ready to learn from him. I’m excited because it’s my first time to be under a new PBA coach,” Thompson, who won gold medals as part of the Philippine teams in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games and 2015 Seaba Championship, said.The 25-year-old Thompson attended the squad’s first practice and right away, the former University of Perpetual Help star said he already picked up a few things from Guiao. LATEST STORIES “I already learned a lot about coach’s system. He really wants to have proper spacing and every time he wants us to move without the ball,” he said.Thompson’s invitation to the national team pool came only a month after he won his second PBA title and first Finals MVP award.The 25-year-old, who is just in his third year in the PBA, admitted it’s all coming too fast but that doesn’t mean he’s struggling to keep up.“It’s overwhelming. I’m not rushing because I’m still in the early stages of my career, but the opportunity is here and I’m not letting it go to waste, I’m going to grab it and do my best.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThree years ago, Yeng Guiao had the chance to draft Scottie Thompson as the third overall pick by Rain or Shine, but he chose Maverick Ahanmisi instead.Thompson slipped to fifth with Barangay Ginebra winding up with the biggest steal of the 2015 PBA Draft. Two championships and a Finals MVP later, the crafty guard wouldn’t have it any other way.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_img He said no suspect has been arrested, and police are still investigating leads. Rodriguez said the shooters were aiming for the victim’s older brother. Both were standing outside their residence when the drive-by shooting occured. “At this point, the shooting appears to be gang-related,” police wrote in a statement. “Information about possible suspects and/or the vehicle used is not being released at this time as it might jeopardize our ongoing investigation.” Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Montebello Police Department at (323) 887-1313. MONTEBELLO A 12-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen while taking out the trash Monday night, police said. The boy, apparently an unintended target, whose name was withheld, was shot at about 10:20 p.m. in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue, said Montebello police Sgt. Dave Rodriguez. He is expected to survive. “He has already undergone surgery and is in stable condition,” Rodriguez said Tuesday morning. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgSunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Manchester City on a five-year deal.The 23-year-old struggled with injuries after joining City from Everton in August 2012 and has started just seven Premier League games in the past two seasons.With the arrival of Fernando earlier this summer increasing the champions’ central midfield options, he was deemed surplus to requirements by Manuel Pellegrini.Now he will look to get his career back on track under Gus Poyet at the Stadium of Light, having joined the Black Cats for an undisclosed fee.“I met up with the head coach and all the people involved with the club,” Rodwell said. “They told me about the club and their vision and it swayed me.“It’s such a good club with passionate fans and I can’t wait to get on board. This is a great place for me to be.”Rodwell had been considered one of the brightest talents in the country after bursting on to the scene as a teenager at Everton.Having come through the Merseyside club’s academy, he made his senior debut for the Toffees at the age of just 16.He made more than 100 appearances for Everton in all competitions before being snapped up by City for an initial fee of £12million in 2012.But it proved to be a miserable stay at the Etihad, and he will now hope to get back to his best at Sunderland. Jack Rodwell in action for Manchester City 1last_img read more

first_imgThe Italian felt Swansea were time-wasting when the game was still goalless, but after Chelsea sealed the three points, he expressed his remorse.“After the game, I think it’s normal, it’s right to apologise for what happened during the game,” said Conte.“During the game, in the first half, I saw that Swansea were wasting time. I said this a few times to the fourth official.“At the same time, I didn’t see something change in the first half. I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision.“I repeat, I apologise for this. I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.“They are wasting time. I was a bit animated. I said this and I shout this. It was not the first time. I think for this reason the fourth official lost his patience. But I repeat, the fault was mine, not the fourth official’s. I apologise for this. I was frustrated.”Antonio Rudiger’s first goal were sufficient against a struggling Swansea side, with the reigning Premier League champions extending their undefeated streak to six games.Conte added: “We started this season with many problems. Now we are trying to solve these problems. I think now we are improving.“We are trying another system of play. And I had the possibility to alternate these two systems. These are good options for me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte remonstrates with referee Neil Swarbrick before being sent to the standsLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Antonio Conte has apologised to referee Neil Swarbrick after being sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Swansea.Conte was dismissed on the stroke of half-time at Stamford Bridge after protesting furiously in a discussion with Swarbrick over a number of contentious decisions.last_img read more

first_img “It’s tough when you are playing with ribs that are more than just bruised. But as football players, it’s hard to take us off the field,” he said. “You have to be really pretty much dying out there to come off the field. That’s just the way we are.” Tomlinson said there were some games “that it really affected me, but finally today was the first day that I didn’t have a problem with it.” LaDainian Tomlinson’s 6-yard scoring run in the second quarter of Saturday’s San Diego Chargers game against the Denver Broncos was his 20th touchdown of the season, breaking out of a team-record tie with Chuck Muncie, who scored 19 TDs in 1981. He also eclipsed Hall of Famer Lance Alworth’s team career mark of 9,721 yards from scrimmage, pushing his total to 9,755. Tomlinson hadn’t scored in the previous four games, matching the longest drought of his five-year career. He gained 92 yards on 19 carries, his fifth consecutive game under 100 yards. He sustained what the team thought were bruised ribs in a win over Oakland on Dec. 4. X-rays the next day didn’t show a break, but Tomlinson said an MRI last week revealed a cracked rib. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonCowboys’ Glenn cited Dallas Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn was cited for public intoxication late Friday, police said. An off-duty officer caught Glenn urinating behind a Dallas fast-food restaurant, Cpl. Jamie Kimbrough said. Glenn was handcuffed but not taken to jail because he was with a sober adult, which is standard procedure, Kimbrough said. Glenn leads Cowboys receivers with 1,092 yards and seven touchdowns. The Cowboys play their regular-season finale today at home against St. Louis. Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the team had no comment. Glenn’s agent, James Gould, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment. The Cowboys activated defensive end Vontrell Jamison from the practice squad. center_img Jamison fills the spot vacated by rookie linebacker Kevin Burnett, who was placed on injured reserve Friday with a torn knee ligament. Jamison, a 6-foot-6, 277-pound Clemson product, joined the Cowboys practice squad Nov. 2. An early vacation For the first time in three years, the Minnesota Vikings go into their regular-season finale knowing there will be no game the following week, but today’s NFC North matchup against Chicago is different for more reasons than that. With coach Mike Tice and his assistants in the last season of their contracts and 17 players set to become free agents, this finale has an unmistakable air of finality, even if everyone involved is trying to approach it as just another game. “Every game’s an emotional game for me,” Tice said. “You know, I pour my heart and soul into every game, as do the coaches and the players. Every game is draining. I’m sure this one will be as draining, if not more.” Once the whistle blows, Tice said he will be too busy focusing on the game for any emotions to creep in. Or so he would have everyone believe. “I might be lying, but I don’t see how it could be any different,” he said. “Maybe when the game ends, it might be a little different.” Winning a rarity Win or lose, not much will change for the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) in their last regular-season outing, exactly what players and fans grew accustomed to during a blunder-filled 15-year postseason drought. “I’ve never been in that situation,” said wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. “I’ve always been on the flip side of that, getting ready to go home Tuesday after the game today. So we don’t know. We’re going to play the game to try to win, I’m quite sure of that.” Thanks to Denver’s 23-7 victory over San Diego on Saturday, the Chiefs (9-6) will go into the game with their own playoff hopes very much alive. If the Chiefs beat the Bengals and Detroit (5-10) can upset Pittsburgh (10-5), then Kansas City will sneak past the Steelers for the No. 6 seed. Former Bear HB dies Harry “Flash” Clarke, a halfback on the Chicago Bears’ 1940, ’41 and ’43 championship teams, has died. He was 89 and had Alzheimer’s disease. He died Saturday at a nursing home in Morgantown, W.Va., his son, Scott Clarke, said. As a rookie, Clarke scored two touchdowns in the 1940 championship game in the Bears’ 73-0 romp over the Washington Redskins. 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

first_imgDonegal’s historic All-Ireland win has brought the artistic eye out in many GAA fans across the county.None more so than Letterkenny man Brian Crawford who has put together a fantastic tribute to two of his heroes – Michael Murphy and Mark McHugh. Personally we think Brian should print out a few thousand of them and make a fortune!Well done Brian.DONEGAL FOOTBALL – IT’S AN ART FORM! was last modified: September 25th, 2012 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

first_imgA Lifford woman has won an Irish Times competition for the best fictional letter to Santa Claus this Christmas.Barbara Gibson wrote about her hopes for Donegal and Ireland in 2012 and hoped Sanata would be the only one in the ‘red’ come the end of next year.Ms Gibson won a book voucher for €200 for her honest letter. Here is the full text of the letter. Dear Santa, – I use the word “Dear” in my salutation with some emphasis asI believe it’s particularly appropriate at this “present” time in the year 2011. God (aka Allah, Jehovah, etc) knows, I grew up in an age when writing the word “Dear” in a letter (the kind that employed paper, pen and envelope) was a term of affection or respect. These days (and I’m not just picking on you, dear Santa) it simply screams EXPENSIVE. Any words written after the name of the recipient of current missives invariably involve a demand to expend money, a plea for time to pay money or a bitter complaint about the value received in exchange for such money.I am no Scrooge seeking a return to the days of Christmas Past, with oranges stuck in the toes of stockings (genuinely worn that very day) or crayons and a pad (with no “i” in front of it) at the foot of the bed. However, I am convinced that there must be a middle ground between the old-fashioned gifts of my childhood and those that sound like a euphemism for a visit to the bathroom. These and many others like them cost so much that I’m convinced they must be taking the . . . well, you know what I mean!I am loath to say anything here that would undermine the beliefs and hopes of millions of children, but if you really were bankrolling this cornucopia of expense I’d be the first to congratulate and applaud you. Unfortunately, since you are not (and despite my genuine wish to buck the trend mentioned in my opening paragraph), I am begging you to use the rein, dear Santa, to slay the money monster that is consuming Christmas Present. At a time when everyone, from bankers to bondholders and developers to dole dependants, is being blamed for the state of the nation, I plead with you to remove yourself from the list of those responsible for the escalating poverty of the Irish family. Sadly, I suspect that I’m probably much too late to avert the explosion of debt to which parents have already committed themselves in 2011. Nonetheless, I’m setting my sights on Christmas Future and hoping that you can create a miracle, one that promises to ensure that you, my affectionately dear Santa, will be the only person in the red at the end of 2012. – Love, Ireland,BARBARA GIBSONLifford,Co Donegal LIFFORD WOMAN GETS HER REWARD FOR PERFECT LETTER TO SANTA! was last modified: December 29th, 2011 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:Barbara GibsonIrish TimesLiffordSanta letterlast_img read more

first_imgSARAH MCLAUGHLINThe death has taken place in Gen, Hosp, Letterkenny of Sarah McLaughlin Nee McDaid 13 St John’s Park, Buncrana. Removal from McLaughlin’s Funeral Home Lower Main Street Buncrana to day at 4pm going to her residence, funeral from there on Wed, at 10.15 am going to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill for 11 O’Clock requiem mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery, family time from 11pm until 10 amPADDY GALLAGHER The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Paddy Gallagher, Church Street, Ramelton. His remains will leave the hospital today at 4pm, going to his late residence. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Ramelton, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The house is private please from 11pm to 10am.JOSEPHINE KELLYThe sudden death has occurred of Josephine Kelly, nee Granaghan, East End, Bundoran. Reposing at her late residence at 13 Drumacrin Avenue from 9pm today. Removal this Wednesday at 10.15am, arriving at the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Bundoran for 11am Funeral Mass with interment afterwards in St. Ninnidh’s cemetery. Family time on morning of the funeral please.   DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012 was last modified: April 30th, 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:2012APRIL 30DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR MONDAYlast_img read more

first_imgDunn helped anchor the offensive line as he started all 11 games in 2016. “We are pleased to see a record number of colleges and universities embrace the Hampshire Honor Society this year,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Over the past decade, it has become a powerful vehicle for schools to recognize their college football players who have distinguished themselves both academically and athletically, and we congratulate the schools and each of these young men for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives.” Melton was a two-time All-PFL honoree, while Menard garnered 2016 All-PFL honorable mention and second-team Academic All-PFL honors. Coleman was a two-time All-PFL and CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and named 2014 PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Driscoll started in six games and was a significant contributor in all 11 games last year. In addition to maintaining a level of academic excellence, being a starter or significant on-field contributor and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards a degree is also needed for inclusion in the Hampshire Society. The group is comprised entirely of student-athletes that have met those requirements and exhausted their eligibility. Roane also earned honorable mention All-PFL honors. Lee was named 2016 PFL Special Teams Player of the Year and a first-team All-PFL selection. IRVING, Texas – Eight members of the Drake University football team have been named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced on Wednesday. Taylor Coleman, Rory Driscoll, Colby Dunn, Josh Lee, Aaron Melton, Grant Menard, Michael Roane and Zach Zlabis were all named to the prestigious group that is comprised of college football student-athletes that have maintained a 3.2 or higher grade point average throughout their collegiate careers. A total of 1,089 student-athletes across all divisions of college football were honored with 42 coming from the Pioneer Football League. Zlabis, who battled through injuries during his first three seasons, became a two-year starter to close out his collegiate career. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgThe Referendum Commission has launched a nationwide voter registration campaign in Letterkenny today (Tuesday).The campaign aims to encourage people to make sure they are registered to vote on the forthcoming referendum on the regulation of divorce which is taking place on Friday 24th May, the same day as the European Parliament and Local Government Elections.The Chairperson of the Commission Ms Justice Tara Burns visited Letterkenny today in the first event of the campaign.  She spoke to a meeting of Letterkenny IT students and distributed voter registration forms to those in need of them. The Referendum Commission will over the coming weeks be running TV, radio, online and social media advertising to urge people to check at to see if they are registered.  While the Commission’s remit covers the referendum only, being on the electoral register will allow you to vote in the referendum and the European and local elections.Chairperson of the Referendum Commission Ms Justice Tara Burns, Chayane Souza, Eunan Friel and Eimear McAleese. Photo Clive WassonMs Justice Burns said: “In order to vote, your name has to be on the register of electors for the address at which you normally live and checking if you are registered is really very simple, you can find out by checking at or you can also check the register in local authority offices, post offices, Garda stations and public libraries.“In this referendum we will be asked to vote on a proposal to change the Constitution of Ireland in relation to divorce.  The Constitution is the basic law in Ireland.  It can only be changed by a vote of the people.  A Constitutional Referendum, like the one on May 24th, is one of those occasions where an important decision is not taken by the Government or the Oireachtas or the courts.  Only the people get to decide.  It is your day, so make sure your voice can be heard by registering today.” Chairperson of the Referendum Commission Ms Justice Tara Burns addressedstudents at Letterkenny IT on the importance of registering to vote, and voting, inthe forthcoming referendum on the regulation of divorce on May 24 th , the same dayas the local and European elections. Photo Clive WassonShe continued: “Just 33.68% of the registered voters in Co Donegal voted in last year’s referendum on blasphemy.  This was the second lowest turnout in the country, after Dublin Central.  It is important for every county and age group to have their say, and we would urge people firstly to ensure they are registered but also to actually exercise their vote on May 24th.  If you don’t take part in the decision, then others will take the decision for you.”During her visit to Letterkenny, Ms Justice Burns also visited the home of Una Black, a Letterkenny woman who features in one of the television advertisements the Referendum Commission will be running in the coming weeks.  The Commission will be showing a series of advertisements featuring voters from around the country talking about the importance of voting.The ad featuring Ms Black can be seen here:If you find you are not registered, you can make sure you are added to the supplement to the register by completing a form which you can download from, or obtain from your local authority, Garda station, post office or public library.  Then you bring the completed form to your local Garda station to have your identity certified, and ensure it gets to your local authority before May 7th.People ordinarily resident at a hospital, nursing home or similar institution who are unable to vote at a polling station can vote at their hospital or nursing home, but only if they register on the Special Voters list.  The closing date for this is April 28th next and application forms are available from your local authority, library, post office, Garda station or at www.checktheregister.ieSunday April 28th is also the deadline to apply for a postal vote. These are available to certain people including Irish diplomats and their families posted abroad, members of the Garda and Defence Forces, prisoners and others who are unable to vote at their local polling station because of their occupation, service or employment. Students studying full time at an educational institution in Ireland, which is away from the home address where they are registered, can also apply. Referendum Commission Chairperson launches campaign in Donegal was last modified: April 9th, 2019 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)Tags:Referendum Commissionlast_img read more