Lifesavers up even minus star import

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Playful presidential push for Popovich-Kerr Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Generika LifeSavers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOGenerika-Ayala competed with limited personnel, but it hardly mattered as it still triumphed over Iriga City in straight sets, 25-16, 25-15, 25-21, in the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Import Darlene Ramdin spent most of the time on the bench as the Lifesavers coasted to their second victory.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 national team member of Trinidad and Tobago, Ramdin still suited up for the game despite a bum stomach. But Generika-Ayala coach Francis Vicente opted to just give her limited minutes of action.“She’s dehydrated,” said Vicente, who fielded Ramdin for a brief period in the second set. “But she’s now OK. We just don’t want to force her so she’ll be up and ready in our next game against F2 Logistics next week.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith Ramdin at sickbay, Croatian Katerina Pilepic took up the cudgels by hounding and pounding the Lady Oragons’ defense from start to finish.Pilepic, the former Arizona star, finished with 15 kills, three aces and two blocks for 20 points while Angeli Araneta chipped in 13 markers for the Lifesavers, who took the floor with a fighting mind-set despite the absence of their top spiker. “It’s all about having the proper mind-set,” said Vicente. “They were very motivated, relaxed and happy. They gained confidence and enjoyed the game.”Serbian import Tamara Kmezic was Iriga’s lone bright spot on offense with 15 points as Japanese spiker Saama Miyagawa had a quiet seven markers for the Lady Oragons, who are trying to move on from suspended star spiker Grethcel Soltones.The Lifesavers were brilliant at the attack zone with 43 kills compared to the Lady Oragons’ 28. They also ruled the block, 6-1, and service departments, 7-4, to underscore their dominance and step back on the winning track after absorbing back-to-back losses.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

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Elderly couple injured in Lamaha Street smashup

first_imgAn elderly couple is now nursing injuries about their bodies following a two-vehicle collision at the corners of Camp and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown on Friday evening. The names of the two injured people were notThe car that was involved in the accidentimmediately available but Guyana Times understands that they were taken to a private medical institution.Reports are a minibus was seen leaving the 704 Sport bar at about 22:00h and shortly afterwards collided with a car bearing registration number PNN 6766.This newspaper was told that the car was crossing the intersection at Camp and Lamaha Streets when the minibus allegedly slammed into the left side of the vehicle causing it to spin several times and ended up in the nearby canal.Guyana Times understands that elderly couple was trapped in the car after it landed in the canal but were rescued by public spirited citizens.The elderly man was reportedly in an unconscious state when he was pulled from his motorcar. The minibus, BTT 2088 ended up crashing into an electric pole in the area. The minibus at the time was carrying one passenger in the front seat. An eyewitness told Guyana Times that the minibus was speeding when the accident occurred.“It looks like the driver ignored the traffic light and although the amber light was blinking, he did not stop as a precautionary measure… he just drive straight over… the car came from the direction of the Passport office and was turning into Lamaha Street.”The driver of the minibus who was taken into Police custody and a breathalyzer test was conducted. The results reportedly showed that the man was above the legal limit.Speaking briefly with this newspaper the driver of the minibus, said that he was driving along Lamaha Street heading to Main Street when the motor car made a sudden turn in front of himas he approached the intersection at Camp and Lamaha Streets.He noted the he attempted to avoid the collision but it was too late. Both vehicles, he noted collided and spun several times before coming to a halt. According to him he was immediately taken into Police custody and later learnt that the elderly couple was admitted to hospital.When asked if he was consuming alcohol, he responded claiming “I had two beers”. The Police have launched an investigation into the accident. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

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Fallen transmission poles in Berbice caused electricity supply interruption

first_imgFalling transmission poles in Corentyne, Berbice have resulted in an interruption in the supply of electricity by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) throughout the course of Thursday.The utility company confirmed that about 07:00h, two poles on the L22 transmission line fell as a result of inclement weather and high winds.Consequently, there was a disruption in the power supply from Auchlyne to Moleson Creek, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).This lasted until 10:35h as a temporary re-configuration of the circuits restored power in these areas. However, emergency crews were deployed to the site where remedial works were conducted until 17:00h.Upon completion of the works, the utility company informed that a brief service interruption of one hour was necessary to “restore the circuits to their normal configuration”.Just a few days ago, GPL reassured that it remained committed to providing a reliable electricity supply during the holiday season.The power company stated that every effort was being made to ensure the availability of its generating units. However, the inadequacies in the aged Transmission and Distribution (T&D) network continue to pose problems.This has been exacerbated by persons accidentally coming into contact with the network.“The most recent was December 23, when a privately-operated excavator came into contact with one of our primary distribution lines, resulting in the entire line going out of service and outages in the eastern Georgetown area for approximately an hour.Therefore, we urge the public to exercise caution when operating machinery within close proximity to our infrastructure,” the company stated.During pre-planned maintenance activities on the T&D network on December 16, it was indicated that patrols are continuing to monitor systems and ensure that issues that could cause potential widespread outages during the holidays are addressed.In 2017, GPL recorded a total of 25 total system shutdowns.For 2018, it has managed to reduce this to 12 so far, with one since September.last_img read more

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Argentina football official commits suicide over FIFA trial claims

first_imgA sports marketing executive, Alejandro Burzaco, had testified in the trial Tuesday that Delhon and another man, Pablo Paladino, took millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for rights to broadcast football games.Burzaco, the first witness in the trial, painted a damning picture of corruption in South American soccer, saying millions of dollars in bribes were paid for TV rights to major tournaments.Burzaco, the former chairman of an Argentine sports marketing company, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies and agreed to pay $21.6 million in restitution.In US federal court, he detailed how his Torneos y Competencias S.A. company paid bribes to South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) executives for more than a decade to secure television rights to major tournaments.Payments were sent by wire transfer to Swiss bank accounts or passed on as cash “in bags or envelopes,” Burzaco added.Fox Pan American Sports, part of 21st Century Fox, Brazil’s TV Globo, Argentine group Full Play and Spain’s MediaPro were among those who paid — all partners of Torneos y Competencias.Fox Sports’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, did not immediately respond to a request to comment.The FIFA corruption trial began Monday, two and a half years after the United States unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.Three South American defendants are in the dock, charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies. They are Jose Maria Marin, ex-head of Brazil’s Football Confederation, former FIFA vice president Juan Angel Napout, who was elected president of CONMEBOL in 2014, and Manuel Burga, who led soccer in Peru until 2014.Burzaco said he bribed all three defendants, alleging that Marin received payments of $300,000, going up to $450,000 a year.The trial is due to last five to six weeks, and prosecutors are expected to present hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence and dozens of witnesses.If convicted by a jury, they risk up to 20 years behind bars for the most serious offenses.– ‘Presidential treatment’ –But much of Burzaco’s most damning testimony implicated men not on trial in New York, including ex-South American soccer boss Nicolas Leoz, and his deputies Julio Grondona and Ricardo Teixeira.The three of them would have received around $600,000 a year in bribes, he said.Grondona died in 2014 and while Leoz is under house arrest in Paraguay, his lawyers have so far frustrated all attempts to extradite him.Leoz, Grondona, a former FIFA finance chief and Argentine Football Association president, and Teixeira, former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, were given “presidential treatment,” he said.They were whisked around by private jet, with “three or four Mercedes” parked on the tarmac ready and waiting on arrival at CONMEBOL headquarters.“They had presidential or diplomatic or royal treatment,” Burzaco testified. “Like a special dignitary, there were no customs, no immigration.”He also told how they were paid for their votes on the executive committee for choosing hosts of the World Cup.When Leoz failed to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup at FIFA headquarters in December 2010, Teixeira and Grondona rounded on him, Burzaco testified.“They shook him up. They asked: ‘What are you doing? Are you the one not voting for Qatar?’” he quoted them as saying. A month later, Grondona received $1 million from Teixeira for voting for Qatar, Burzaco said.The defendants are just three of the 42 officials and marketing executives, not to mention three companies, indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million.Defense lawyers admit widespread corruption at FIFA, but say there is no evidence that their clients were involved, and will seek to discredit government witnesses who are likely to include those who cut plea bargain deals in the case.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alejandro Burzaco (C) says media companies paid millions of dollars in bribes to secure television rights to major soccer tournaments © AFP/File / DON EMMERTNew York, United States, Nov 15 – A former Argentine football official has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of bribe-taking in testimony to a trial of top former FIFA figures in New York.Jorge Delhon threw himself under a train in a Buenos Aires suburb on Tuesday, Argentine newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported on their websites.last_img read more

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Arsenal ‘did the job’ despite Ostersunds defeat

first_img0Shares0000Jack Wilshere was more critical, saying that they “were nowhere near it, especially in the first half”.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his side were poor in Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League defeat to Ostersunds, but was glad to see them qualify nonetheless.Hosam Aiesh and Ken Sema found the net in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, both assisted by Saman Ghoddos, to put the Gunners in trouble despite their 3-0 aggregate lead from the first leg, before Sead Kolasinac gave them some breathing room early in the second half. “We were not at the races in the first half,” Wenger said. “We were in trouble because we were complacent and not focused. We were open every time we lost the ball and had no ideas with the ball. That’s why we were in trouble.“In the second half, it was much better. Our energy was high and our domination as consistent. Overall we responded very well. We did the job to qualify. That’s what you have to keep from the night and that’s it.”“We prepared properly, in a serious way, but you have external circumstances. The fact that we won the first leg 3-0, the fact that we have another big game on Sunday (League Cup final against Manchester City), the fact that people subconsciously think they just have to turn up to win the game.“Football doesn’t work like that. We played against a good side and it’s what you see in the FA Cup. You can be in trouble every time you’re not 100 percent focused. I felt in the first half the whole team was not at the level you expect. It was not easy for the defenders because we lost the ball too early and we didn’t’ screen well when we lost the ball.”Jack Wilshere was more critical, saying that they “were nowhere near it, especially in the first half”.“We weren’t good enough,” Wilshere told BT Sport. “To be honest, we did improve in the second half but it still wasn’t good enough.“We’re through and that’s all that counts, so we will see who we get in the draw. We’ve a big game to come on Sunday too, so we can focus on that.“But when you’re 3-0 up in a two-legged tie you still have to go again – it was only half-time. Maybe we underestimated them a little bit, but the main thing is we’re through.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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District mulling student badges

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHigh school trustees discussed the new policy at last Wednesday’s meeting, and it will come back for approval at the next board meeting May 3. Following a Lancaster High School decision to require its students to wear ID badges, the new districtwide requirement was recommended by a committee made up of parents, teachers, administrators and employees. Students already are issued ID cards annually. Next year they would get a lanyard and a badge that would be specific to each school, having, for instance, the school’s colors. “We have an issue at a lot of campuses of nonstudents, non-high school students and other young people, who come on campus, kids going from one school to another campus,” Assistant Superintendent Tim Azevedo said. Outsiders caused problems when he was principal at Palmdale High School, he said. LANCASTER – Students and staff in the Antelope Valley Union High School District would be required to wear photo identification badges starting next school year, under a new policy being considered. Wearing the ID badges would make it easier for staff in the 24,000-student district to readily identify outsiders who do not belong on campus. “We have a lot of people who want to come onto our campuses, a lot of kids who go to a charter school and only go to school one day a week and want to be with friends at school, a lot of adults who want to come and not always to visit and say, `Hi,”‘ board president Donita Winn said. She added: “At almost every site we hear from staff, particularly security, that we have a lot of people who want to come on campus and don’t belong there.” “We would have 19-year-olds come on campus, because they are a boyfriend or girlfriend or looking to start a fight,” Azevedo said. “At lunchtime, you mix in with the crowd. With 2,000 kids at lunch it’s not hard to blend in if you’re a young person.” “It’s a safety issue. It’s the same thing for adults. We want to know who employees are. We want parents to know who employees are,” Azevedo said. If a student forgets his badge, a temporary one would be issued for that day. Students would be charged for a lost badge, possibly the same $5 charge as for the current identification cards. “I think some of them will squawk, but in the business world, if you work at Lockheed, you’ve got multiple IDs and you’re not allowed on the grounds without it. It’s just a little piece of reality as far as the work world,” Azevedo said. High school officials had contemplated a photo ID policy in 1998, but trustees back then thought such a policy was unenforceable and preferred looking at requiring school uniforms instead. Uniforms were never adopted districtwide. Lancaster High officials started discussing student ID badges after a vice principal read about a school in Garden Grove that has such a program. Then a trustee mentioned that schools in Long Beach do it. In the Long Beach Unified School District, the policy of requiring students to wear ID badges started at one school two years ago and now is in effect at all six high schools. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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BURGLAR GRANTED BAIL, DESPITE GARDA OBJECTIONS

first_imgA BURGLAR who admitted raids on homes in Co Donegal has been released on bail, despite objections from Gardai.Michael Ward, 24, of no fixed abode and originally from Dublin, had been jailed for 15 months yesterday.He had 67 previous convictions and was the subject of 20 arrest warrants during an extensive criminal career. He had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of the proceeds from one burglar and intending to commit a second burglary. He was armed with a knife and a screwdriver at the time he was caught on March 4 this year in Buncrana.His brother Thomas, 19, who was already in custody, admitted his role in a crime spree in the town on the same date. He will be sentenced in June.Yesterday afternoon however solicitor Patsy Gallagher applied for bail for Michael Ward.He said Ward’s mother was prepared to put up an independent €1,500 surety; and his client was willing to pay bail of €1,000.Inspector David Murphy and Garda Michael Hooks raised objections to the granting of bail.Garda Hooks, whose work with other officers had led to the detention of the Ward brothers, outlined the fact that 20 bench warrants had been issued in the past for Michael Ward.However the solicitor said the judge had already agreed to allow a bail application – so that Ward can appeal against his prison sentence – and that the bail money had been raised.Judge Paul Kelly rose from the bench to consider the case; returning later to say that whilst he could refuse bail, he was granting it in the case.He warned Ward’s mother that a failure by his son to appear before the court on July 16 would lead to the loss of the surety.Ward was freed on bail to stay at an address in Buncrana.Our earlier court report on the Ward brothers is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/05/27/serial-burglar-brothers-went-on-48-hour-crime-spree-court-hears/BURGLAR GRANTED BAIL, DESPITE GARDA OBJECTIONS was last modified: May 28th, 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:buncranaBURGLAR GRANTED BAILDESPITE GARDA OBJECTIONSWardlast_img read more

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DRUMKEEN NOTES – PAURIC DUFFY TO DO CHARITY SKYDIVE

first_imgDrumkeen Old School ReunionAre there any musicians out there who would like to take part in a traditional session during our reunion weekend in August, former pupils would be great but everyone is welcome, if so please give Valarie Deasley a call on 087 7656560 1981 Hunger Strike CommemorationThe commemoration takes place in Drumkeen on Sunday, 07th JulyParade leaving St. Patrick’s Hall at 2:30pm going to the Hunger Strike monumentMain speaker will be Cllr. Mick Quinn Parade returning to St. Patrick’s hall Hunger Strike Commemoration football match K/O 4:00pmPádraig Mac Lochlainn’s North East V Pearse Doherty’s South WestCan Pádraig’s North East retain the cup once again or will Pearse finally get his hands on the famous trophy.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00pm. All new members welcome. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!!Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 19th June 03, 04, 10, 14. No jackpot 1 winner €100 Pauline Hunter, Creeslough. Next weeks jackpot €1,225. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Charity Skydive Pauric Duffy will be doing a charity skydive on the August bank holiday weekend in aid of four charity’s. SNAP- Special Needs Accessible Park. MS Donegal. Little Angels School, Letterkenny & Temple Street Children’s Hospital. All donations greatly appreciated. Pauric can be contacted on 0877702622Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline.DRUMKEEN NOTES – PAURIC DUFFY TO DO CHARITY SKYDIVE was last modified: June 30th, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

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Listen: Patsy McGonagle on his ‘Relentless’ journey ahead of book launch

first_imgAhead of the much-awaited official launch of his new autobiography this evening, Patsy McGonagle has reflected on his ‘Relentless’ life.There is an open invite to the launch, which takes place at the Finn Valley Centre at 8pm.‘Relentless: A Race Through Time’, the Patsy McGonagle memoir, written by Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Editor Chris McNulty will be officially launched by World gold medallist and Olympic bronze medallist Rob Heffernan. McGonagle was Irish athletics team manager for 25 years, during which time he led the cream of Irish track and field (including Sonia O’Sullivan, Heffernan, David Gillick, Derval O’Rourke and Mark English) into 4 Olympic Games, 6 World Championships and 6 European Championships. In his time in charge, Ireland came home with 2 Olympic medals, 9 World medals and 27 European medals.The book tells the story of a man who grew up in rural Donegal and went to the pinnacle of world sport, but there is so much more within: Including how he built Finn Valley AC into a world class facility, his involvement in the Irish Army and his work at LyIT and with the Donegal senior football team.Ahead of the official launch, Patsy Spoke to Paddy McGill on Ocean FM. Listen to the full interview below … Listen: Patsy McGonagle on his ‘Relentless’ journey ahead of book launch was last modified: June 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BallybofeyDavid GillickDonegal GAAFinn Valley ACLetterkenny Institute of Technologypatsy mcgonagleRob HeffernanSonia O’Sullivanlast_img read more

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A’s tested by brutal stretch after Orioles loss makes it four in a row

first_imgBALTIMORE — The top of the A’s starting rotation is comprised of flyball pitchers. That’s a good quality to have when pitching in the Oakland Coliseum. But it is becoming an issue on the road.A’s starters struggled to keep the ball in the park over the weekend as they were swept in Houston and the trend continued with Marco Estrada in Monday’s 12-4 blowout loss to the Orioles.Estrada surrendered six runs, four on a pair of two-run homers, over just four innings of work.“I just wasn’t making …last_img read more

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