Sprint stars Thompson, Blake to shine at UTech Classic

first_img GREAT SEASON The National Stadium should be buzzing with excitement this afternoon when the UTech Track and Field Classic gets under way at 4 p.m. Several of the island’s leading senior athletes are expected to be on show at the three-hour meet. Meet Director Paul Francis is very upbeat about today’s event. “This event will offer the opportunity for athletic clashes among the best athletes in the country and an opportunity for international athletes to get well-needed competition under excellent conditions,” said Francis. Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, who always performs well inside the National Stadium, is expected to put on another stellar performance as she is down to compete in the 100 metres. Her training partner at MVP Track Club, Christania Williams, a finalist in the 100 metres at last year’s Olympic Games, should be her biggest threat. Also down to compete in the event are Jura Levy from Sprintec and Srabandi Nanda of India. The women’s 200m should be very competitive. Rio Olympics 400m bronze medallist, Shericka Jackson, will spearhead a strong line-up. The likes of Stephenie Ann McPherson, also from MVP, along with the Sprintec trio of Audra Segree, Gayon Evans and Natasha Morrison should make this a very intriguing contest. It has been a great season so far for The Mico University College’s Dawnalee Loney, who was a close second behind Verone Chambers of G.C. Foster College in the women’s 400m at the intercollegiate championships, and it will be interesting to see how she fares today when she faces the experienced Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, who is returning from injury and the multitalented Janieve Russell. In the men’s 100m, 2011 World champion Yohan Blake will be aiming to show that he is ready for a big year when he lines up in the short sprint. The field will include his teammates from Racers Track Club, Zharnel Hughes and Jevaughn Minzie and Nesta Carter of MVP. Both the men’s 110 and 400m hurdles should be very competitive. Olympian Hansle Parchment, Deuce Carter and Tyler Mason are the leading lights in the 110m hurdles. In the 400m hurdles, Answert Whyte of Racers Track Club, who had a great season last year, will be hoping to continue from where he left off. He will be hoping to get good competition from UTech’s Marvin Williams and Ricardo Cunningham from Visions Track Club.last_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “Breaking: Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas joins @FIBAAsiaCC. Games will be shown @TV5manila & @Sports5PH,” Reyes wrote.The tournament features some of Asia’s best club teams with China’s Xinjian Flying Tigers tipped to repeat as champions. The Flying Tigers will be led by naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Gilas, which finished in seventh place in the Fiba Asia Cup last month, will use the competition as part of its buildup for the Fiba World Cup Qualifying in November. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Beda cruises to 8th straight; Bolick ejected after scuffle Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Roger Pogoy. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas is set to compete in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup which runs from Sept. 22-30 in Shenzen, China.National team coach Chot Reyes announced Gilas’ participation in the tournament Tuesday on his Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Larry Legend: Nance gets career game as Cavs power past Pistons

first_imgMOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 And a proud papa. His kid put on quite a show.Nance posted career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds in his first start for Cleveland, and the Cavaliers closed a disappointing five-game homestand on a positive note with a 112-90 win Monday night over the Detroit Pistons, who haven’t won on the road in nearly two months.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 folkLeBron James scored 31 points before taking a seat on the bench after the Cavs outscored the Pistons 36-21 in the third quarter to blow it open.Nance, though, was the story. LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “It was a heck of a pass,” Nance said. “It was right on the money.”PITIFUL PISTONSDetroit fell to 2-9 since Feb. 9 and is 6-9 since Griffin arrived in a blockbuster trade. Drummond and Griffin were both assessed technicals against the Cavs.“We aren’t giving ourselves much of a chance to win because we’re playing so frustrated right now — frustrated with the referees, frustrated even more by the ball not going in the basket,” coach Stan Van Gundey said. “It’s very hard to play like that.”TIP-INSPistons: Van Gundy doesn’t have a timetable for G Reggie Jackson’s return. He’s been out since Dec. 26 with a sprained right ankle. The Pistons are 10-21 since his injury. “There’s nothing imminent with him,” Van Gundy said. “He did a little bit of one-on-one against one of the video guys today, but that’s as far along as he is.”Cavaliers: J.R. Smith had another head-scratching game, failing to score in 22 minutes. He scored 19 in the second half Saturday after not attempting a shot in the first half. … Green (sore lower back) moved with ease while doing drills following the morning shootaround. He felt good enough Sunday to go roller skating along with Smith and James, who posted video of the outing on Instagram.UP NEXTPistons: Host Toronto on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Begin a six-game road trip in Denver on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img “I didn’t know he could shoot it,” Lue said. “He never shot it in L.A. But coming here, just watching him shoot, he has 3-point range also, which I didn’t know. If he can continue to make that shot, it helps our offense out tremendously.”Nance said the new surroundings have freed him up to show more of his game.“Whatever it was, I just wasn’t that comfortable shooting them in L.A.,” he said. “But whether it’s the coaching staff or the guys, they have the utmost confidence in me shooting that shot and I feel great shooting it, too.”James was his usual brilliant self, making 5 of 7 3-pointers and adding seven rebounds and seven assists. With the Cavs comfortably ahead, James sat the entire fourth quarter, a rarity in this odd season.Blake Griffin scored 25 to lead Detroit, which has lost nine straight away from home. The Pistons haven’t won on the road since Jan. 10. Andre Drummond scored 15 but didn’t reach double-digit rebounds for the first time in 19 games.James led the way, but it was Nance who helped negate Drummond and Detroit’s size advantage with several big plays. By halftime, Nance had matched his career best with 18 points.Griffin credited Nance with fueling the Cavs.“Just his energy alone, forget the points, his second-chance rebounds, his hustle plays were a difference maker,” Griffin said. “He plays very, very hard. He’s talented. He’s got a high ceiling.”SUPER SLAMFor the second straight game, Nance upstaged James with a sensational dunk.J.R. Smith scooped a pass toward the rim that Nance grabbed with one hand and slammed home, triggering another eruption from the crowd and his teammates on the bench. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. dunks the ball against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — As Larry Nance Sr. waited in the hallway following the best game of his son’s career, the former All-Star was approached by a young Cavaliers fan.“I’m not Larry Nance Sr.,” he said, reaching down to shake hands with the youngster. “I’m Larry Nance Jr.’s father.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Marinerong Pilipino charges late, downs Go for Gold for 4th straight win With Cleveland missing three big men — All-Star Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Jeff Green — because of injuries, the Cavs needed someone to step up and Nance came through. Wearing the same No. 22 his father had retired by Cleveland, the 25-year-old Nance had the best game of his young career.“It just kind of felt easy,” Nance said. “The guys were giving me all the opportunity in the world to make my shots, and I just happened to be making them.”It was only one game, but Cleveland’s latest look was encouraging. The Cavs have been in a funk lately as they try to integrate four new players, but they got a win before embarking on a two-week, six-game trip.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue will stick with Nance as a starter while Thompson recovers from a sprained right ankle that will keep him out at least two weeks. And beyond that, it’s possible Lue could keep Nance in his first five.Since joining Cleveland in a trade last month, Nance has shown he can consistently make a mid-range jumper that he rarely tried with the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Mega-SUV among Chrysler rumors

first_imgEven if the companies came to an agreement today, the product would not be on sale until late 2009 or 2010, according to George Peterson, president of the consulting firm Auto Pacific in Tustin. “They do need a bigger SUV to battle against the GM Suburban, GMC Yukon EL and and Ford Expedition EL,” he said. “That’s a class of vehicle that has really been maligned here for the last decade, but people love driving them.” Chrysler’s big SUV is the Aspen, which comes with a 5.7-liter engine and an MSRP of $31,490. Lately, SUV sales have softened, partly because of high gas prices. Californians may be more sensitive to gas prices because the state’s clean air laws require expensive blends of gasoline, making the cost higher in this state. At Simi Valley Chrysler Jeep Dodge, general manager Salem Naout says it is difficult to predict how a big SUV from Chrysler would do. “There’s no telling, really,” Naout said. “It’s all in the marketing.” The New York Times contributed to this article. julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rumors are flying in the auto world. Perhaps General Motors Corp. will just collaborate with Chrysler rather than consume it. A day before a trade magazine reported GM was in talks to acquire Chrysler, The New York Times said the two troubled auto giants were considering joining forces to make a big sport utility vehicle. “Whether it competes is going to depend on the quality and the price point,” said Scott Filippi, general manager at David Ellis Chrysler in Canoga Park. News of discussions between the automakers follows Chrysler’s announcement that it will cut 13,000 jobs, prompting talk that it could split with DaimlerChrysler. last_img read more

Solskjaer sacked by Cardiff

first_img Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘stepped down with immediate effect’.The Norwegian took over the reins from Malky Mackay in January 2014, but saw the Welsh club relegated to the Championship last summer.The Bluebirds have had a poor start to the season, picking up just eight points from their opening seven matches, and currently sit 17th in the table.Former Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is an early favourite for the top job, while Dundee chief Paul Hartley has distanced himself from the role.Speaking on the news, Cardiff City Chairman Mehmet Dalman said, “Having spoken with Ole on deciding the best course of action for all parties, I’m sorry to say that we have agreed that it is in the best interest of the club for us to go our separate ways.“Ole has been a wonderful professional to work with since his arrival at the Club. Due to a difference in philosophy of approach to the game, we have decided to part company amicably. He and his family will always be welcome at Cardiff City. I know I have gained a good friend whom I wish well and remain confident in his future success.”Tan Sri Vincent Tan said, “Ole was hired by Cardiff City on our understanding and belief that he would help us fight relegation from the Premier League. Unfortunately that did not happen. After the Club was relegated many people advised me to let him go, but I decided to keep Ole on for the Championship season. Regrettably our recent results do not justify Ole’s continued role as manager at Cardiff.“Ole has therefore decided to step down and I have accepted this. During my short association with Ole, I have found him to be an honest and hardworking professional, but unfortunately the football results were not in his favour. As long as I am the owner of this Club, Ole and his family will always be welcome in the Chairman’s Suite as my guests. I wish Ole the very best in his future career in football. We now begin the process of finding his replacement and working towards giving all our stakeholders in Cardiff City the results they deserve.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, “I want to thank Vincent for giving me the opportunity to manage Cardiff City FC. He has my full respect and I really wish him all the best in his pursuit of making this football club successful. However, our difference in philosophy on how to manage the club made me decide to step aside and allow the club to move forward in the direction Vincent wants.“I leave the Club with some very talented players and want to thank them for their efforts and hope to see them challenge for promotion this season. I also want to thank Mehmet Dalman for his continued and loyal support and feel I have gained a new friend.” 1last_img read more

Blow for Arsenal! Juventus star pours cold water on Arsenal transfer talk

first_img Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has poured cold water on talk of a move to Arsenal.The Italy international was a pivotal part of the Juve team which won Serie A last year and reached the final of the Champions League.Arsenal are said to be on the hunt for defensive reinforcements this summer and reports in Italy had linked them with a shock move for the 30-year-old.However, the centre-back has now rubbished speculation linking him with a move away from Turin for England.“The Premier League is fascinating, but I’m fine where I am,” Chiellini told eFanswer.“If I had to have an experience abroad I would prefer to go to a completely different part of the world, perhaps the United States.” 1last_img read more

World’s largest food awards give Green Pastures Donegal three gold stars!

first_imgA Donegal company has earned a coveted 3-star prize from the world’s largest and most trusted food awards, Great Taste.The Great Taste Awards, run by the Guild of Fine Food in the UK, is a blind-tasted competition recognising the finest fine food and drink producers in the UK and Ireland.Green Pastures, based in Convoy in Donegal, impressed with their new light Creme Fraiche product to win a three-star award.  The dairy company won a total of 8 Gold star awards at this year’s ceremony. This brings the highly innovative company’s total to an astonishing 66 Great Taste awards and one Golden Fork since 2011. The Irish Three-Star Winners at the Great Taste Awards 2019 Speaking after the awards gala in London the owner of Green Pastures Mr John Molloy said;  ”We are absolutely delighted. We have achieved a lot in a short period of time, but innovation and awards don’t arrive simply by luck. “Our approach to the art of cheese-making is a complete and total love and passion combined with forensic attention to detail from the farms that produce our cheese milk. That’s what gets the quality, taste and ultimately the international awards.”From almost 13,000 entries in the competition, which is in its 25th year, just 208 three-star awards were made. 10 of those awards went to entries from the Republic of Ireland and eight to producers in Northern Ireland this year. The Republic’s three-star winners included three dairy products, three meats, three alcoholic drinks, and one artisan vinegar.  World’s largest food awards give Green Pastures Donegal three gold stars! was last modified: September 6th, 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)last_img read more

Six men found in bar having pints for breakfast at 10am

first_imgA bar-owner whose staff served six pints to men with their breakfast has been fined €750.Martin Coyle, licensee of the Village Inn in Kerrykeel, was charged with allowing alcohol to be served on his premises outside of hours. Gardai told Letterkenny District Court they called to the bar at 10.06am on July 23rd, 2017.They found six men on the premises with freshly-pulled pints of beer in front of them.Barwoman Grainne Farrell told Gardai that the men had come in for their breakfast and she had served them pints.The bar was not due to serve alcohol until noon.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Kieran Dillon, told the court that his client was doing the best to survive in difficult circumstances within the bar trade.The court was told that Mr Coyle has 24 previous convictions, with one being heard in court on July 20th – three days before this breach.Judge Paul Kelly said Mr Coyle was a “habitual offender” under the licensing laws.He asked how the bar managed to get a license under the annual licensing court with so many offences.“There are compliant license holders facing similar struggles to keep their heads above water,” he said.He fined Mr Coyle €750.Six men found in bar having pints for breakfast at 10am was last modified: October 8th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalfineKERRYKEELPintsVillage Innlast_img read more

REVEALED: ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNERS ‘MAY CONTEST ELECTIONS’

first_imgA NUMBER of environmental groups may contest the next local elections in Co Donegal if established parties “fail” to tackle certain issues, donegaldaily.com can reveal.Anti wind farm campaigners are becoming “increasingly concerned” at the direction the County Council has been taking in relation to opening up the county to more wind farm development.The county development plan proposes to designate more than 2,000 townlands as being ripe for wind farms. There will be no restrictions on where they are sited, despite growing international evidence of serious health implications for those living close to them.This is disputed by the wind farm lobby.Now groups in Glenties are among those who may decide to run in the 2014 local elections.No-one from that group or others in Inishowen would confirm on the record that going into political arena had been ratified. However one source told us: “We are concerned that local democracy doesn’t seem to lie in the hands of our elected councillors because we believe, that with a few exceptions, the vast majority of our county councillors are afraid of challenging the status quo.“Some of us believe we should run candidates in every electoral area in 2014. We believe there is support out there.“There are a number of other issues which may come into play and we are just not sure whether or not there should be a broad environmental alliance.“A county of wind farms is not the way forward for County Donegal. Simple as that.”   REVEALED: ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNERS ‘MAY CONTEST ELECTIONS’ was last modified: June 25th, 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:REVEALED: ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNERS ‘MAY CONTEST ELECTIONS’last_img read more

CONFIRMED – FIVE DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS AMONG 100 TO CLOSE IN 2013

first_imgA total of one hundred Garda stations, including five in Co Donegal, will close in 2013, the Garda Press office has confirmed.The stations to close in the county include Brockagh, Glencolmcille, Malin, Annagry and Churchill.In a  statement released this morning, Garda management say the closure of the stations will be on a phased basis with the stations included in the first phase closing on the 31st January 2013. The Garda District and Station Consolidation programme is one of the current strategic organisation development programmes being undertaken by An Garda Siochana, and seeks to build on the efficiencies that have been achieved to date.The Garda District and Station Consolidation Programme provides for effectiveness and efficiencies through a programme of restructuring and reconfiguration of our service delivery methods, concomitant with changes to work practices within the new rostering arrangements already introduced.The revised structures will continue to support our community policing philosophy through the clustering of services at policing hubs. The centralisation of services will facilitate the introduction of an enhanced grid patrolling system that will be operational and intelligence led.Gardai say this patrol system will ensure that a high visibility and community oriented policing service continues to be delivered throughout the country and will yield the following benefits: # Increased Garda visibility and patrol hours# Increased mobility and flexibility within an area resulting in an improved policing service to the public.# Enhanced co-ordination of Garda activity resulting in a greater visibility and presence in the communities.# More effective use of limited resources across a wider area.# Continued Garda presence in communities. Details of the 95 Garda stations set to close on the 31st January 2013 and the Sub-Districts that will deliver the policing service to the area currently policed from these stations can be found on www.garda.ieCONFIRMED – FIVE DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS AMONG 100 TO CLOSE IN 2013 was last modified: January 19th, 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:AnnagryBrockaghChurchillclosuredonegalGarda staitonsGlencolmcilleMalinlast_img read more