St. Clare slips past Perpetual

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We adjusted our defense and played our match-ups well,” said coach Jinino Manansala, as Gamboa-St. Clare raised its mark to 3-2.Aris Dionisio poured in 21 points for Gamboa.In the second game, Wangs Basketball-Letran capitalized on its 18-day rest and pounded Jose Rizal University, 73-55, to halt its two-game losing skid and tie Gamboa. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETGAMBOA-ST. CLARE 78—Dionisio 21, Pare 16, Jackson 11, Bitoon 10, Ambuludto 7, Rebugio 6, Hallare 5, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Rubio 0.PERPETUAL 73—Peralta 17, Villanueva 13, Charcos 12, Aurin 11, Eze 11, Coronel 6, Pido 3, Mangalino 0, Precillas 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 12-21, 31-41, 49-57, 78-73FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare clawed its way back from a 12-point hole in the fourth quarter to overcome Perpetual, 78-73, on Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao, Quezon City.The Coffee Lovers overhauled a 61-49 deficit early in the payoff period with a 17-4 run to take a 66-65 lead before silencing the Altas in the clutch.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lewton to defend PH Open crown GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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PVL: PayMaya captures semis spot, downs PetroGazz

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PayMaya earned an outright spot in the semifinals after brushing off PetroGazz, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES “Well, there are pros and cons with this early entry because we will wait for a longer time before we get to play again. What’s important, though, is we’re in the semifinal and we’ll just wait.”Jerrili Malabanan, who played for just one set, and Aiko Urdas had stable contributions for the High Flyers with eight and six points, respectively.Olena Lymareva-Flink had 15 points to lead the 3-4 Angels, who saw their three-game winning streak get snapped, while Anastasiia Trach added 14.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Superman, Leonidas cross finish line in ‘Underpants Run’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The High Flyers tallied a 4-2 record and owns a higher quotient score than Pocari-Sweat Air Force in case there’s a tie in the standings.Tess Rountree had 19 points to lead the High Flyers while Grethcel Soltones added 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPayMaya head coach Roger Gorayeb praised his local players for keeping up with his two foreign reinforcements, Rountree and Shellby Sullivan, as they now wait for whoever they’re set to face in the semifinals.“This is way better than when only my two imports are the only players who would produce,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “The locals played great, Grethcel’s slowly getting her rhythm back.” 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more

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Referee, executive charged in Belgium football scandal

first_img0Shares0000Club Brugge head coach Ivan Leko, who was accompanied by his lawyer, was released from the Palace of Justice in Tongeren after questioning © BELGA/AFP / NICOLAS MAETERLINCKBRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct 11 – A top football referee and a Belgian club executive were among the first suspects charged on Thursday in a massive fraud and match-fixing scandal that has engulfed Belgium’s elite league, prosecutors said.Prosecutors said more than 20 suspects were being investigated a day after hundreds of police carried out 44 house searches across Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia. The judge in charge of the case has also issued European arrest warrants to seek the extradition of suspects detained abroad, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s office told reporters in Brussels.The enquiry is focused on some of Belgium’s best known football agents, including Mogi Bayat, the former manager of Sporting Charleroi, who was arrested in his home on suspected links to crooked transfer deals.Another agent Dejan Veljkovic is suspected of both fraud and match fixing, according to Belgian media reports.Suspicions of match-fixing emerged during the fraud investigation, with a focus on matches played in the 2017-18 season, prosecutors said.Veljkovic is alleged to have engineered a match-fixing scheme with a Belgian referee in a failed effort to save club KV Mechelen from relegation.The Mechelen financial director, Thierry Steemans, has been detained and charged in the match-fixing case, Flemish daily De Standaard reported.The searches were carried out at the headquarters of nine football clubs, including Mechelen, Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Genk and Standard Liege.Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko, whose team is playing in the Champions League this season, was released after questioning on Thursday.The house searches outside Belgium were mainly connected to the suspect transfer schemes, said prosecutors.The investigation started in late 2017 as a result of a report drawn up by the Sports Fraud Cell.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Olunga double earns Kenya AFCON hope

first_img0Shares0000Kenya’s Michael Olunga celebrates scoring his team’s first goalCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 28 – Michael Olunga scored a goal in either half as Kenya restored it’s hope for an Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 berth with a 3-2 victory over East Africa neighbors Tanzania in a thrilling Group C match at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo on Thursday night.Kenya twice came from behind to draw 2-2 before Olunga scored the winner with a nasty low shot off a swiftly executed counter attack. Stars will now need to pick at least a point against Senegal in the final match of the group on Monday to have some concrete hope of remaining in Egypt for the round of 16.The Japan-based forward equalised in the first half and scored the 80th-minute winner in a lively east African derby.Johanna Omolo was the other scorer for Kenya, who trailed 2-1 at half-time.Saimon Msuva and Mbwana Samatta netted for Tanzania, who have never won a Cup of Nations match in two appearances spanning 39 years.Earlier, Algeria defeated Senegal 1-0 in a foul-riddled first match of a Group C double-header at the 30 June Stadium and both countries are set to make the last 16.Even if Kenya lose their final group match against Senegal, they will hope to squeeze into the knockout phase as one of the four best third-place teams.After two rounds, former champions Algeria have six points, Senegal and Kenya three each and Tanzania are pointless.Coaches Emmanuel Amunike of Tanzania and Sebastien Migne of Kenya reacted to two-goals losses in their opening group matches by making three changes each.France-born Migne spoke before the match of the need “to start well” but Tanzania were the more committed side in the early exchanges and led after only six minutes.Kenya goalkeeper Patrick Matasi could only parry a stinging shot from Taifa Stars captain Samatta and Msuva tapped in the rebound.The Harambee Stars were unlucky not to score midway through the half when headers by Francis Kahata and Olunga struck the woodwork within seconds of each other.Msuva nearly scored a second goal when his free-kick from well outside the box was heading for the corner of the net until Matasi tipped the ball over.Tanzania forward Mbwana Samatta celebrates scoring his team’s second goal © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOAn intense match produced two more goals inside a minute close to half-time with Kenya levelling and then falling behind again.When Tanzania goalkeeper Aishi Manula flapped at a free-kick, the ball struck team-mate Erasto Nyoni and drifted toward Olunga, whose bicycle kick found the net.The Kenyan joy was shortlived, however, as Samatta punished clumsy defending to fire the ball into the net and give Tanzania a 2-1 half-time advantage.There was no let-up in the physicality from both teams as the second half progressed and Manula made a superb reflex save to parry a header from Kenya captain Victor Wanyama.But Manula could not prevent Kenya equalising a second time on 62 minutes when a cross after a short corner was powerfully nodded into the net by Johanna Omolo.It got worse for Tanzania 10 minutes from time when they fell behind for the first time as Olunga fired the ball into the net off a post from the edge of the box.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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LIFFORD TO BENEFIT FROM €1M CROSS-BORDER SCHEME

first_imgPlans to regenerate the riverside area of two border towns have received a €1m funding boost.The ‘Reconciliation Through the Riverine Project’ aims to totally transform the border area around Lifford and Strabane.An iconic shared space will be developed and will include A tree lined boulevard, meeting spaces, public art, interactive play areas and a leafed arched walkway along the old railway track. It will also incorporate river promenades, an eco park, a network of pedestrian cycle links, boat-launching areas, connecting bridges and shared spaces over the river as well as a native wetland area.The project has received a letter of offer for the sum of €1,004,887.50 from the International Fund for Ireland, which, is further good news for the Riverine Project as the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) Peace III funding application has also been progressed to Economic Appraisal stage.LIFFORD TO BENEFIT FROM €1M CROSS-BORDER SCHEME was last modified: March 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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Jessica’s Law advances

first_imgNORWALK – State legislators from local districts joined state Sen. George Runner and his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, on Tuesday to submit an estimated 180,000 signatures as part of a drive to place a get-tough initiative on registered sex offenders on the ballot. The signatures were taken to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, among more than 713,000 submitted throughout the state. The proposal – authored by the Runners, both R-Lancaster – would provide lifetime monitoring for registered sex offenders, increase the distance they must live away from schools or parks, make possession of child pornography a felony and allow for the designation of predators as “sexually violent” after one offense. It is called “Jessica’s Law” in memory of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford, who was taken from her Florida home and found brutally murdered three weeks later. “Jessica’s Law is a series of issues that we believe haven’t had a fair and complete hearing in Sacramento,” Sen. Runner said. Joining the Runners were Assemblymen Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, and Dennis Mountjoy, R-Monrovia. Bermudez said law enforcement will be helped with satellite tracking of sex offenders. “It’s imperative that we have a system that will monitor the activities of high-risk sex offenders,” he said. “It will give law enforcement the ability to close cases as well as to provide greater public protection to children.” The use of satellite tracking – otherwise known as global positioning system – won’t be expensive because sex offenders will be required to pay for it, Sen. Runner said. Only those offenders now on parole or newly released people will be monitored, he said. And even in those cases, monitoring won’t be active. Instead, the satellite tracking would allow law enforcement to go back in the past and see where they were, he said. The legislators said they were taking the initiative route because the Legislature wouldn’t pass this bill. “When the legislature fails the people, they have to serve themselves, Mountjoy said. Huff said it’s important to require longer sentences. The initiative would allow sexually violent predators to be committed for life unless they can prove they no longer pose a danger to society. “Sex offenders are repeat offenders,” he said. “They can’t help themselves in many cases. It mandates that we take it out of the judge’s hands.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

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Businessman who blamed gypsies for hotel attack is found guilty

first_imgA businessman who damaged four bedrooms in a hotel and then blamed “gypsies” has been found guilty of the attack.Marketing manager Eamon Devlin pulled the taps off walls causing huge flood damage to Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel in Co Donegal in September, 2016. The 41-year-old had earlier gone downstairs into the hotel lobby completely naked saying there were gypsies in his room just before he ransacked it.He instructed his legal team to plead not guilty and blamed an over-the-counter tablet for sparking a psychosis which led to Devlin’s “bizarre behaviour.”The defence team claimed his consumption of the tablets with alcohol had led to a case of “involuntary intoxication.”However, a jury took an hour and 32 minutes to find Devlin guilty of causing the criminal damage.Judge John Aylmer remanded the accused on bail but adjourned sentence until the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in December.The two-day trial heard how Devlin booked into the hotel with his three-year-old son as he was going through a divorce and wanted to spend time with his child.The father and son had enjoyed a day out playing pitch and putt at Ballyliffin Golf Club before having a swim and some bar food at the hotel.The Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel in which the damage was caused.He had a pint of Carlsberg, an Irish coffee and took a bottle of wine to his room.At 11.30pm Mr Devlin ordered another bottle of wine be brought to his room.However, in the early hours of the morning, around 5am, Mr Devlin arrived in the reception of the hotel naked carrying his son who was in his pyjamas.He asked staff to come to his room, number 214, claiming there was ‘gypsies’ in his room and he needed to get them out.Night porter, Seamus Henry went to the room but found nothing wrong and that there was nobody else in his room.Around 6am, the night porter received a phonecall from room 215 complaining of shouting in the accused man’s rooms which had been going on for half an hour.Accompanied by another staff member, Mr Henry went upstairs and noticed the corridor was flooded.They used the master key to gain entry to room 214 but had to force the door as it was damaged.Mr Henry said the room was under three inches of water and that sinks had been pulled off the bathroom wall and there was also broken glass everywhere.The court was told that the water later spread to three other rooms and at one stage it appeared that the ceiling of one room almost collapsed.Hotel manager Colm O’Kane said he was telephoned at home to tell him what had happened and he arrived a short time later.He said that Devlin asked him “Did you see them, did you see them? The gypsies? Youse are doing a great job.”Devlin, a marketing manager with a software company in Northern Ireland, was arrested and interviewed at Buncrana Garda station.He blamed a combination of stress, medication and alcohol for his behaviour on the night and offered to pay compensation for the damage saying he was deeply ashamed of what had happened.He told Gardai “I’m a big boy. If that phonecall to room service hadn’t been made I wouldn’t be here.”He said he recalls going into the bathroom but the room went dark and he could not find a way out and believed the gypsies were in the room taking his son.He also said he was taking tablets for an ear infection which he bought in a pharmacy in Northern Ireland and these were called Day and Night Nurse.An expert witness introduced by the defense, Mr Michael Lyons, told the court that the tablets taken by Devlin, of 121 Drumintee Road, Kileavy, Newry, Co Down, contained an ingredient known as DXM.He claimed that on occasion large quantities of DXM had shown to lead to psychosis.However, state prosecutor Ms Patricia McLaughlin said the quantity of tablets containing DXM was nowhere near that given in the examples outlined by Mr Lyons.She added “If he had never consumed this second bottle of wine this would never have happened. It has nothing to do with an over the counter medication that most of the population have taken.”Barrister for Devlin, Mr Colm Smyth, SC said this was a very sad case but asked what evidence there was that it was intoxication that caused him to thrash the hotel room.He said that his client displayed “a manic strength” to wreck the bathroom which could only be caused by the intake of a substance and not just drink.“The night porter did not say he was staggering or smelling of alcohol. He said he needed to get the gypsies out of his room. This is all bizarre behaviour but at no stage did he show symptoms that he wasn’t in control of himself because of the intake of alcohol.“The DXN in his system caused him to display this bizarre behaviour. There is no evidence that alcohol is the sole root of his problems. It was caused by involuntary intoxication.”Businessman who blamed gypsies for hotel attack is found guilty was last modified: July 19th, 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)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS GET READY FOR HURLING/CAMOGIE CUL CAMP

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesWell done: Congratulations to the County team, Management and Players who have been successful in getting to the All Ireland Quarter Final and will take on Mayo in Croke Park on Sunday 4th August. The very best of luck to you all.Four Masters Lotto: numbers drawn this week were; 2, 3, 5 and12. There no jackpot winner this week. Two local men won €50 each from the draw. Edmund Walsh, Walsh Butchers, Main Street, Donegal Town and Justin Irwin, Main Street, Donegal Town. Next week’s jackpot stands at €1100. Please support the local Club by playing the lotto. Camogie/Hurling: Camogie will have a break for the month of August, returning on Friday, 6th September. Well done to 1/2/3 year girls who played MacCumhaills in the Championship last Friday – they were leading 1:1 to 0:0 for a good while, but MacCumhaills, who represented Donegal in the Limerick Feile recently, were too strong and came back to win convincingly. All teams are to be congratulated on their performances this season and with numbers increasing, camogie is looking good! Training for girls involved in County panels will continue. The hurling/camogie Cul Camp is on in Tir Chonnail Park next week. Please speak with Hurling Coaching Officer, Shane Patton 0860886576, for further details and registration. Hurling will continue for the boys every Friday.Under 14 Girls: The very best of luck to the Four Masters Under 14 Girls who play a home game at Tirchonaill Park against Glencolmcille on Thursday 1st August. Throw in is at 7pm. Please come along and support.Fundraising Draw: The Club have launched the 2013 Training Pitch Development Draw. There are 6 major prizes up for grabs, first prize being an All Ireland Football Final 2013 Package together with €250 spending money! The Club strives to meet the needs of everyone who uses the facility, members and supporters and we need your support and assistance to maintain what we have and continue to develop. Tickets cost only €5 each or a book of five tickets costs only €20. To purchase please speak with any member.   GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS GET READY FOR HURLING/CAMOGIE CUL CAMP was last modified: July 30th, 2013 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:four masters newslast_img read more

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FLIPPING HELL – GET THE PANCAKES ON FOR SHROVE TUESDAY SHENANIGANS!

first_imgWould you trust these three well-knwon local chefs with a frying pan next Tuesday?A unique event delightfully entitled Shrove Tuesday Shenanigans is to take place in Letterkenny in aid of St Vincent de Paul.There will be stacks of fun in store at the event which takes place on Tuesday next, March 4th 6.30pm at the Letterkenny Community Centre Pancake Relay Race, Pancake Marquee, Pancake Toss Competition and Pancake Art Competition will be part of the pancake fun!The compere for the day will be Fat Chef Slim Martin Anderson.The wacky Pancake Relay Race will see teams of four adults take to the track dressed in aprons and headscarves armed with a frying pan and pancake- a test of multi-tasking running and tossing the pancakes at points en route. Who needs wellies on Shrove Tuesday?The Pancake Toss competition will see pancakes tossed through the air and a flipping great prize from Restaurant Sage in store for the winner. The Pancake Marquee will have you spoiled with the finest local restaurants cooking up and dishing out egg-ceedingly special pancakes cooked on-site.This event is kindly sponsored by – Restaurant Sage and a host of other local businesses.To take part in our Pancake Art Competition simply get creative with your pancakes at home and upload your pictures to www.facebook.com/eventbopThe lucky winner will be announced on the evening.Sign up for our Pancake Relay Race by logging on to www.facebook.com/eventbop and download the entry form. Sponsorship cards can be collected from St Vincent de Paul charity shop on Lower Main St, Letterkenny.More chances to win great prizes sponsored by local restaurants and businesses on the evening. Don’t be a lemon! Catch this unique, fun event! All proceeds go to St Vincent de Paul.FLIPPING HELL – GET THE PANCAKES ON FOR SHROVE TUESDAY SHENANIGANS! was last modified: February 27th, 2014 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:letterkennyShrove Tuesday ShenanigansVincent De Paullast_img read more

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