first_imgIn retrospect, Chris Newsome would still try to hit the ball off the glass on that final attempt Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Just more focus on putting it with a softer touch off the glass. That’s what I know for next time.”Asked if dunking home the lob pass from KG Canaleta would’ve been the best shot selection on that particular play, the high-flying guard doesn’t think so.“Not necessarily. That would’ve been hard for me to dunk. My momentum carried me backwards,” said Newsome, who finished with 15 points, five rebounds and seven assists.The 27-year-old Newsome said the team works on “situational plays” during practice and that particular alleyoop play was part of those.“We go through situational plays in practice and that’s one of them. It was a great play. Coach Norman had great intentions on that one and I just didn’t fall through but it’s one of those things that you live and learn.”ADVERTISEMENT The Hotshots dodged a bullet following Newsome’s miss and while they worked their way back from a seven-point deficit, 79-72, with under two minutes left, coach Chito Victolero admitted his team wouldn’t have escaped without having a stroke of luck.“Newsome would’ve made that nine times out of 10. That was probably the one time he couldn’t make it. We got lucky.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Only next time, he would bank it in a more gentle manner that could have had a different result.Newsome failed to convert a last-second alleyoop off a well-designed sideline out of bounds play in Meralco’s heartbreaking 81-79 loss to Magnolia in 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.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 crown“It was a great play just a bad miss, but I gotta move on,” said Newsome while shaking his head.READ: PBA: Macklin lifts Magnolia past Meralco in farewell game  Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Successful ONE return as Folayang dominates Russian foe LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) attempts a shot as Washington Wizards forward Dwight Howard (21) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Dallas. Dallas won 119-100. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS — Luka Doncic scored 23 points and Dennis Smith Jr. made three key plays down the stretch as the Dallas Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak by beating the Washington Wizards 119-100 Tuesday night.It was the Mavericks’ 16th win in their last 17 meetings with the Wizards. Wesley Matthews added 22 points for Dallas, and Harrison Barnes had 19 points and 13 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Wizards: Coach Scott Brooks reminisced about Dallas counterpart Rick Carlisle, his roommate in the CBA in 1987. “He doesn’t get a lot of credit for being a great player,” Brooks said. When pressed by skeptical reporters about his claim, Brooks drew laughter by arguing that he would recognize greatness because: “I WAS a great player. I was better than a lot of guys that you’re asking me about and a lot of guys that tried to make it,” he said.Mavericks: Devin Harris missed his ninth straight game with a left hamstring strain. Carlisle said Harris wouldn’t play before the weekend at the earliest. … Jordan had 12 rebounds and has been in double digits in all 10 games with the Mavs.UP NEXTWizards: At Orlando on Friday, the middle game of a three-game road trip.Mavericks: At Utah on Wednesday. Dallas is 0-5 on the road this season. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum John Wall led the Wizards with 24 points. Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal had 19 each, but Beal was 1 for 9 on 3-point attempts.Washington trailed by 24 in the first half and 21 at halftime, but forced 11 Dallas turnovers in the second half and climbed back into the game behind its top three players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Wizards were within six when Smith scooted past Dwight Howard to grab an offensive rebound and fed a cutting DeAndre Jordan for a dunk that put the Mavs up 101-93 with 5:33 left.Just 30 seconds later, the pair collaborated again on a pretty alley-oop, then Smith stole the ball from Beal and got it to Barnes for a three-point play and a 13-point lead. Smith finished with 19 points and seven assists. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Mavericks won their third game considerably sooner than the previous two seasons — they started 2-14 last year and 2-13 in 2016-17.The Wizards took their only lead at 13-12 on Porter’s 3-pointer with 5:48 left in the first quarter. Doncic answered by scoring eight points in a 12-2 run that put the Mavericks up by nine. They led 35-24 after one.In the second quarter, Dallas made nine of 14 3s, including four by Matthews and a rainbow by Doncic just before the halftime buzzer to give the Mavericks a 70-49 lead at the break. It was the Mavs’ highest first-half output of the young season.Washington started the third quarter strong, with Beal scoring seven points in a 12-4 run to pull within 13. Porter had three 3s in the quarter, the last in the final seconds to bring the Wizards within single digits for the first time since the first period.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into standslast_img read more

first_imgNew Demerara River crossingContractors wanting to design and build the new bridge across the Demerara River will have to first pre-qualify in order to be shortlisted for the award of the contract. That pre-qualifying process will soon commence.Through the Public Infrastructure Ministry, interested contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of theAn artist’s impression of the new Demerara River bridgenew bridge. These works will be procured through public tendering, with a restricted number of bidders.The procurement process, according to the Ministry, will be in two phases – the current pre-qualification phase and the bidding phase. In the pre-qualification phase, three contractors will be shortlisted and requested to submit designs and offer a fixed price lump sum bid for the design and construction of the bridge and approach roads.The shortlisting of the bidders, the Ministry noted, will be on the basis of the profile, track record, financial capacity of the applicant as well as on the merit of the technical, cost and financing proposals presented by applicants in their pre-qualification document.Furthermore, in order to improve the funding package, applicants for shortlisting are requested to advance proposals for financing the project.The Request for Pre-Qualification Document will be available for download on the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s website,, from Monday August 21. Contractors must respond by September 4 in order to be considered for participation in the pre-qualification procedure.Floating at 1.25 miles, the Demerara Harbour Bridge is a strategic link between the East and West Bank of Demerara. It facilitates the daily movement of large numbers of vehicles, people, and cargo. The structure was built in the 1970s but was opened in July 1978 with the expectation of lasting only 10 years. However, some 37 years after, it is still floating.last_img read more

first_imgFriday, March 231:30 PM vs East Kootenay7:30 PM GOLD MEDAL FINALAll games will be played at the North Peace Arena. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers are set to host the B.C. Hockey Midget Tier 1 Provincial Championship starting next week for the first time ever.The boys are coming off their Bouchier Division playoff tournament in Fort McMurray where they started off with a loss to the Grande Prairie Athletic Storm before recording four straight victories including a 3-0 win over the Storm in the finals to claim the division title.The team is now set to host B.C.’s best from Prince George, Burnaby, Saanich, Central Okanagan, Vancouver and East Kootenay.- Advertisement -“We don’t know much about the teams coming other than Prince George,” said head coach Gerard Dicaire. “We know it is going to be a grind with a possible seven games in five days. The conditioning is there but now we are into the mental part of the season. We get to see who will break first. The boys are chomping at the bit to get going, it will be exciting hockey.”The boys open up the tournament versus Prince George on Monday at 7:15 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.The full schedule can be viewed below.Advertisement Monday, March 196:45 PM Opening Ceremonies7:15 PM vs Prince GeorgeTuesday, March 204:15 PM vs Burnaby MinorWednesday, March 218:00 AM vs Saanich4:15 PM vs Central OkanaganThursday, March 227:15 PM vs Vancouver ThunderbirdsAdvertisementlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000FKF President Nick Mwendwa (right) with his predecessor Sam Nyamweya ( left) after a meeting at FKF’s Secretariat on 16th, February, 2016. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – The High Court on Friday declared illegal the 10 years suspension from all football activities imposed on former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss, Sam Nyamweya.Constitutional court judge Justice Chacha Mwita, said in his judgment that the decision by FKF National Executive Committee meeting held on March 21, 2017, was unlawful, irrational and mischievous. “The decision communicated to CAF, FIFA and CECAFA is null and void as Nyamweya was not given an opportunity to defend himself as required by the law. The declaration by the constitutional court, means that Nyamweya is free to comment on football matters both locally and internationally,” the ruling read.The judge also ordered FKF to pay the cost of the suit filed by Nyamweya challenging the purported suspension.FKF president, Sam Nyamweya. PHOTO/FileNyamweya moved to court upon receiving a letter from FKF pronouncing his suspension from commenting on football activities in the country for a period of ten years.The former FKF President, through his lawyer Martin Wahome Njagi told the judge that the decision was unreasonable, irrational and made in bad faith.The lawyer submitted that NEC meeting purported to suspend him when he was not Federation member, saying he had resigned a year ago.“The petitioner is being targeted since he filed a case against the current FKF chairman Nick Mwendwa and other officials of the Federation,” the lawyer argued.Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa attending the GOtv Shield final in 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWahome pointed out that the ban has brought his character and legacy as a respected local and international football administrator into question.Before the hearing and determination of the petition the trial judge issued a temporary orders stopping FKF from effecting the said NEC decision.The lawyer argued that the petitioner has not been held culpable for any misconduct or allegations as purported by NEC meeting which pronounced his suspension subsequent ban.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img“Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well,” a club statement said.It added: “The 26-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.”Tottenham’s players were also affected by the incident, with Son — who was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson for his challenge — in tears and Serge Aurier, who collided with Gomes, substituted.The Premier League said in a statement that Son’s red card was for “endangering the safety of a player”, but Spurs are expected to lodge an appeal against Atkinson’s decision.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino felt the injury led to an over-reaction.“It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card,” said the Spurs boss.“We all feel sorry for Andre. I want to send my best wishes to him and to his family in this tough moment. We want to send, on behalf of the squad, our best wishes.”Though Everton cancelled out Dele Alli’s opening goal with a Cenk Tosun header deep into the 12 minutes of time added on following Gomes’ injury, there was little sense of celebration at full-time.Everton defender Mason Holgate said he and his teammates felt like they owed it to Gomes to get a result, but the draw still felt like a defeat.“It is hard when something like that happens to get going again but we showed fight and went again,” Holgate said.“But it shows what we are about as a team. We got together and I think it drove us on a bit more once we got going, trying to do it for him.“It was really flat (in the dressing room). It was like we had been beaten.”0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton midfielder Andre Gomes (centre) was injured following a challenge by Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (left) © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – Everton midfielder Andre Gomes is expected to make a “full recovery” after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture dislocation of his ankle, the Premier League club said on Monday.The Portugal international suffered the shocking injury when he fell awkwardly following a challenge from Tottenham’s Son Heung-min in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.last_img read more

first_imgAccording to new figures, 78,000 children nationwide have been using the government-funded breakfast clubs in schools.The Department of Social Protection has funded 700 breakfast clubs with a combined total €7 million in the past year, which is a 50% increase in funds compared to previous years. The four highest funded counties are; Dublin (€2,429,819), Donegal (€562,117), Cork (€535,496).The sole focus of the breakfast clubs is to provide children in need with nutritious food so as they may avail of the educational tools provided to them.A Tipperary TD, Mattie McGrath, spoke out about the issue, saying; “I would appeal to the Minister to increase the existing spend of €6,963,345 so that we can ensure that absolutely no child need go hungry before the start of the school day.”He described “the level of demand for the school meals programme as a disturbing barometer of child poverty levels which currently exist across the state.” DONEGAL CHILDREN AMONGST MOST RELIANT ON BREAKFAST CLUBS was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:breakfast clubdonegal childrenSCHOOLlast_img read more

first_imgBrannon said he was surprised to get a response to his letter – he was the first in his class to get a reply – and even more surprised to learn the school would get to participate in a taste test. He plans to write another letter, this time to Principal Kenny Lee, to ask for more improvements. Most of the students echoed Brannon’s concerns about variety and said they wanted healthier choices. But 18-year-old Brandon Kafton of Woodland Hills, who plays right guard for the school’s football team, disagreed. “When you go home, your parents make you eat salads but here, you want something that tastes good between long lectures for hours on end,” he said. Students today have more sophisticated palates, and want hot, favorful food that is restaurant-quality, said Sanchez, the nutrition specialist. Mexican and Asian cuisine are the top requests, along with Subway sandwiches. The latter are too expensive for LAUSD to offer, but the district does its best to serve a reasonable facsimile, she said. Sanchez said the results of Thursday’s tests will be tabulated and the product with the highest scores – nothing less than a 70 percent approval rating will do – will go on to be evaluated in terms of cost, ease of preparation, nutritional value and other variables. (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – Bob Goretski took a bite of the chicken patty in front of him, leaned back and bounced in his chair with excitement. “Guys! I called it! This one’s scrumptious,” said Goretski, 17, of Woodland Hills. “It’s crunchy, it tastes better, it’s high-quality, it’s phenomenal.” He paused. “It could use a little more salt.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Goretski, who aspires to be a food critic, was one of about 25 El Camino Real High School students who spent Thursday morning tasting three varieties of baked chicken patties to select a new brand for the campus cafeteria. Jamie Sanchez, nutrition specialist for Los Angeles Unified’s District 1, said she and the other nutrition specialists routinely conduct taste tests with up to 40 students, trying new products and finding out what students like – and hate – about cafeteria fare. Thursday’s sampling, however, came about as a result of a letter that student Michael Brannon, 16, of West Hills wrote to school board member Jon Lauritzen as part of a history assignment. In his letter, Brannon complained about the cafeteria’s long lines and the bland and unappealing food. “By the time some people get up to the food court, some of the food is sold out, and people don’t get to choose what they want,” said Brannon, who wants to go into business or become a chef. “People don’t like the taco bean dip because it doesn’t look good; it doesn’t look like something you’d find in a restaurant.” last_img read more

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade highlights Latest Football News The 49-year-old told the club’s official website: “It’s an offer I couldn’t turn down, becoming the manager of Blackpool, such a big club with lots of history. I’m delighted.“We’re eight unbeaten and that run helps. Some of the performances in that run have been superb and I’m just pleased this is done now because it takes a bit of a weight off everyone. We can now get focused and ready for Plymouth on Saturday.” 1 RANKED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade possible standings center_img MONEY smart causal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Terry McPhillips has been appointed Blackpool’s permanent manager on a twelve-month contract.McPhillips worked as Gary Bowyer’s assistant for the League One side before overseeing them to four wins, four draws and a single defeat as interim boss. silverware last_img read more

first_imgIt’s Independents Day in the Donegal electoral area.Niamh KennedyIndependent candidate Niamh Kennedy topped the poll with 1,649 votes according to tally figures.She is followed closely by Fianna Fail veteran Sean McEniff with 1,591 votes with Independent Tom Connaghan coming in third with 1,430 votes. Another Independent John Campbell, an outgoing councillor, also polled very well just behind with 1,190.Barry O’Neill(FG), Noel Jordan (SF) and Brendan Byrne (FF) also all look safe.Niamh Kennedy IND – 1,649 Sean McEniff FF – 1,591Tom Connaghan IND – 1,430John Campbell IND – 1,190Barry O’Neill FG – 1,056Noel Jordan SF – 1,049Brendan Byrne FF – 1,028 Michael McMahon SF – 878John Boyle FG – 858John McNulty FG – 799Michael Naughton FF 541 Bernie Mulhern IND – 337Jonathon Kennedy IND – 335Lawrence McManus IND – 188Patricia McClafferty IND – 87ELECTION 2014: INDEPENDENT KENNEDY TOPS TALLY POLL IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 24th, 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:Niamh Kennedylast_img read more