Women open PH campaign in 3×3 World Cup with games vs Dutch, Germans

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “This lineup is the best of this era,” said coach Pat Aquino, who has coached National U to five straight UAAP titles. “Everybody is just excited. It’s the first time that we’re in the 3×3 World Cup and we want to show that we belong in this tournament.”The Filipinos open their bid against the Netherlands at 2:50 p.m., before battling Germany at 6:40 p.m.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 crownAfter a break on Saturday when the men’s team begins its campaign, Aquino’s squad goes up against Spain at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, before squaring off with third seed Hungary at 7 p.m.“We know the opponents are on another level, but of course we’re hoping that we can also play at their level,” Aquino said. “We’ll try to show the Filipino brand of play. With a bit of luck and puso (heart), we can get that quarterfinal spot.” Made up of what its coach said as the best players of this era, the Philippines hopes to create a ripple as it makes its debut in the women’s division of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup on Friday at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.Jack Danielle Animam, Afril Bernardino, Gemma Miranda and Janine Pontejos aim to seize their moment on the world stage as they begin their campaign in Pool D of the 20-nation tournament ruled last year by Russia in Nantes, France.ADVERTISEMENT Belingon, Nguyen to tussle for ONE interim bantamweight title Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Only the Top 2 teams from each of the four brackets will advance to the knockout stage set on Tuesday.“We have been practicing for the last three months,” Animam said. “We will be a surprise for everyone.”Meanwhile, Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio confirmed that Christian Standhardinger will play on Saturday when the men’s team opens its bid against Brazil and Mongolia.Standhardinger is nursing an inflamed knee, but Antonio said on Thursday night that the San Miguel Beer rookie has been given the green light to play alongside Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario and Stanley Pringle.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

Asian Games: Junna Tsukii delivers karate bronze for PH

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Tsukii pushed the Philippines’ medal haul to 15, three of which are golds.Earlier, Cherry May Regalado also bagged bronze in women’s single pencak silat a day after the Philippines struck double gold in women’s golfFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz delivered the first gold before Yuka Saso’s dramatic finish in women’s individual golf led to a couple more.Tsukii’s win also came just hours after the Philippine men’s basketball team bowed out of medal contention following a loss to rival South Korea in the knockout quarterfinals. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Photo from Junna Tsukii’s Facebook account.The Philippines chalked up its second bronze medal of the day in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday.Junna Tsukii won the country’s 12th bronze medal after topping Paweena Raksachart of Thailand, 4-1, in women’s karate.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Esports into Asian Games; Could the Olympics be next? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

Former Liverpool defender Enrique given all-clear from cancer

first_img“Hello guys, I just have some wonderful news today,” Enrique said on Tuesday, in a video message posted on Instagram. “I just got back the report from the MRI I had just a week and a half ago.“I just wanted to let you know, because the support from all of you has been amazing, that it’s all clear, all perfect.”He added: “I can look forward now, not back anymore and just keep fighting. So it’s all clear and perfect. Thank you, guys.”The 33-year-old, who spent nine years in England playing for Liverpool and Newcastle, was told he could lose his sight as a result of the tumour.Enrique retired in 2017 after an injury-hit season with Real Zaragoza and had begun working as a football agent.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Enrique spent five seasons at Liverpool © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISMADRID, Spain, Apr 16 – Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has been given the all-clear by doctors after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.Enrique said in June 2018 that he had undergone an operation to remove the tumour and he has since been going through a series of radiotherapy sessions.last_img read more

L.A. County court interpreters end strike

first_imgBy Wendy Thomas Russell STAFF WRITER Los Angeles County court interpreters returned to work Wednesday for the first time in six weeks, ending a strike that sought a new pay schedule on par with other court workers. “The battle line has come to a stalemate,” said union leader Michael Ferreira, a Spanish-language translator for the Long Beach Courthouse. “We’ve done this long enough.” “It’s not a negotiating tactic,” he said. “We don’t have any more to give them. That’s literally true.” Interpreters now earn about $73,000 a year, Parachini said, but are not afforded a “step salary schedule,” whereby workers get automatic bumps in pay after a certain number of years on the job. Unlike most other court employees – excluding judges – interpreters don’t have steps. An employee with 25 years of experience makes the same amount as a first-year translator. The county provides 257 full-time certified interpreters in a number of languages – from Chinese to Arabic – plus 17 part-time workers and 125 as needed, Parachini said. The court negotiated with the union for four months this year before imposing a 4 percent raise as its “last and best offer,” with the promise of 3 percent raises in each of the next two years. The union pushed for the step system and then opted to strike when contract talks broke down. At Monday’s state Senate hearing called by Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, court administrators clashed with senators and interpreters over the effect the strike has had on the courts. In the end, Romero and others promised to try to address interpreters’ salaries at the legislative level and urged interpreters to go back to work. wendy.russell@presstelegram.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The California Federation of Interpreters voted Monday to end the strike, following a contentious state Senate hearing devoted to the labor dispute in downtown Los Angeles. The interpreters were offered nothing new, although Los Angeles Superior Court management has remained open to renegotiating the union contract next year. For court staff, judges and defendants, the standoff ended none too soon. For the last six weeks, courts have had to share a small number of interpreters – those willing to cross picket lines – and have scrambled to delay cases in lieu of dismissing them. They’ve also been forced to use noncertified translators, such as court clerks and family members, to communicate when no other options remained. Allan Parachini, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Superior Court system, said he was pleased the strike was over and reaffirmed the court’s longtime position that there was no more money in the state’s court budget to offer interpreters. last_img read more


first_imgThe ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow in Letterkenny represent great value.A leading selling agent from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey has said that the development of ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow estate is attracting huge interest. Mary Rainey, a selling agent and director from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey, has revealed that nearly all of the first phase of homes at Rann Mor Meadow have been sold.According to Mary, that’s a clear indication that the banks are lending again, and that people see the incredible value on offer in the wonderfully innovative new homes at Rann Mor Meadow. Mary was also quick to praise GDC Ireland Limited who created the fantastic project, and she has described the new development as the ‘Homes of the future’. She also revealed that buyers have become more cost conscious now, and one of the most frequently asked questions aimed at her when showcasing property to potential new home-owners is, Are the homes they’re viewing energy efficient, and what energy rating are they? That demand for energy rated and energy efficient homes is one of the main reasons the Rann Mor Meadow development has been such an overwhelming success so far.Mary told Donegal Daily, “Eleven out of the fifteen homes in the first phase have been sold. “Its become quite evidently clear that the banks are lending again, and people are taking advantage of that by investing in property.“Potential new buyers can clearly see the incredible value on offer in the new development of homes at Rann Mor Meadow.“Due to the high spec design of the homes by GDC, heating costs are significantly reduced.Mary also added that the quality of the build, and the reputation of GDC, are big factors in why people are purchasing the new homes, but also feels the location of the homes are superb.“GDC has built up a stellar reputation down through the years for building quality homes, but it’s also a great location. “You’ve got some beautiful views of the town from the estate, and it’s only a five minute walk to town.“For new home-owners, it’s the ideal location to set-up base.While Mary admitted the property market hadn’t reached the level currently been seen in Dublin, she did say it was extremely positive, which is visible in the success of the Rann Mor Meadow project, after a difficult number of years in the property industry.“It started to pick up last year, but then we wondered would it dry up, but thankfully it hasn’t, and the market is improving all the time. “It’s not at the level currently being experienced in Dublin, but there’s been a huge improvement and its been a massive boost for the property industry in Donegal.For further details, contact GDC (Ireland) Limited, Kilderry, Muff, Co. Donegal. Tel: 074 9384700. E-mail: info@gdcirl.com, of the selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Rainey, Letterkenny, on 074 91 22211 or see http://www.sfr.ie‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES ATTRACTING MASSIVE INTEREST was last modified: October 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessconstructionFeaturesGDC Ireland LimitednewsRann Mor MeadowSherry Fitzgerald Raineylast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE – Wilshere tells England supporters to ‘concentrate on the football’

first_imgJack Wilshere has sent a message to England fans to ‘just concentrate on the football’ after violent scenes tarnished the start of the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 campaign.Supporters were involved up in a number of incidents in the build-up and aftermath of England’s 1-1 draw with against Russia on Saturday evening.Marseille seemed a hotspot for rioting as, for three days straight, fans clashed on the streets, with police using tear gas and water cannons to disperse brawling crowds.England fans appeared to be individually targeted inside and outside the Stade Velodrome following the full-time whistle on Saturday, and talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore captured this shocking footage as chaos descended.UEFA’s executive committee then sent a warning to the two nations on Sunday that they could face disqualification from the tournament if problems persist.But Wilshere has praised the attitude of the majority of England fans in France, and has urged supporters to stay away from the incidents and focus on football.“What I saw of the fans in the stadium, they were brilliant,” the midfielder said in an interview with talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham.“They helped us even in the warm-up and we really felt their support during the game. So if there’s anything I can say, it’s just to just concentrate on that side of things.“I don’t know the full story, so I couldn’t stand here and start blaming people. We just want to concentrate on the football and want the fans to get behind the team.“They’ve been brilliant, they always have been. Even when we went to Brazil, they were there.“We just want to tell them to concentrate on the football side of things, really.”ALSO READ: Trouble in Marseille – ‘It’s easy to blame the English but the problem is much bigger than that’, says Adrian DurhamWhile Saturday’s draw was a disappointing result, England’s positive performance will give the team hope ahead of Thursday’s must-win game against Home Nations rivals Wales.But after squandering a number of chances to put the result out of doubt against Russia, Wilshere insisted the Three Lions must start being more ruthless in front of goal.He added: “We couldn’t have asked for more, in terms of performance. England teams in the past have been accused of not keeping the ball, panicking on the ball and not being technically good enough, but we’ve set a high standard for ourselves and we need to keep that going.“Straight away in the dressing room after the game, it felt like a defeat. But after sleeping on it and looking back on the game later, we have to be happy with our performance.“We dominated the game and we need to replicate that and build on it going into the next game and hopefully more games after that. But we need to take our chances as well.”last_img read more


first_imgThe pups are fit and healthy today after being dumped to die just a month ago.All five pups which were abandoned in a cardboard box in a forest in Ballybofey have now been rehomed.The week-old pups were just hours from certain death when a walker heard their cries.The pups, Labrador crosses, were handed over to the Donegal Pet Rescue group in a suitcase by the man who found them. The group then found a foster bitch in a bid to try and help the pups survive.The pups, dubbed the Jackson Five, all made it and they have been booked by new owners.Ryan McCauley from Donegal Pet Rescue said it is great to think that all dogs have found loving homes despite being left out to die.  A HAPPY TAIL! THE JACKSON FIVE FIND HOMES IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 9th, 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:abandonedDonegal Pet RescueJackson Fivepupslast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed his wife is having plenty of rest and relaxation before she undergoes serious surgery in the coming weeks.Daniel and MajellaThe singer and his brave wife Majella spent Christmas at home but have spent the last few weeks on sun-kissed Tenerife.But Majella will return to Ireland where she has opted to have a double mastectomy in her bid to overcome breast cancer. Daniel revealed “At the minute Majella and I are in Tenerife and we’ve been here since New Year’s Eve. My holiday is almost coming to an end as next Tuesday we start our UK shows.“We really haven’t been doing much since we got to Tenerife other than relaxing and we have really enjoyed this time together.“I’m glad to say Majella is feeling well at the moment. She will return home on the 4th of February as she is scheduled to have her mastectomy in the coming weeks.“Even though I’m going to be away during this time we are very lucky she has so many people around to support her,” said Daniel. Majella captured the hearts of the Irish public when she had her hair shaved live on the Late Late Show.She managed to raise more than €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society with her brave efforts ahead of her chemotherapy.Daniel has also revealed that his mother Julia has been ill in hospital in Dungloe but is recovering.“My mother is doing well and thank God everything is good with us,” he added. MAJELLA RESTING UP BEFORE SERIOUS SURGERY IN THE COMING WEEKS was last modified: January 22nd, 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:cancerdaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnellmasectomylast_img read more

The stats that say Rafa Benitez will be first Premier League manager sacked

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most Read In Football Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT RANKED predicted The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 And below is Benitez’s record, which is the most similar to the historic average of all current Premier League managers: latest 4 4 A study by BonusCodeBets.co.uk takes a look at the final five results of the previous 29 managers sacked, going back to the start of 2016/17.The study calculates that Benitez’s record over the past five matches most closely resembles the average record of the last 29 managers over their last five games before being sacked, out of all 20 current top flight bosses.145 games were analysed in total, and the following record is the average of all managers before their dismissal: revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ scrap Newcastle won their first match in 174 days on Saturday Despite the terrible starts to the season endured by a number of Premier League teams, we are now into November and still no manager has lost his job.There is real pressure on Slavisa Jokanovic, whose Fulham side sit bottom of the table, while Southampton’s Mark Hughes and Neil Warnock of Cardiff are also feeling the heat. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos tense Jokanovic is favourite to be the first Premier League manager sacked SORRY David Wagner’s position is not as unstable, as though Huddersfield have claimed just six points from 11 matches, he is clearly trusted by the club’s board.The Terriers have the exact same record as Newcastle United, who claimed their single win this term last weekend.Rafa Benitez guided the Magpies to a narrow 1-0 home defeat of Watford, moving his side out of the relegation places. gameday cracker Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade A spokesperson for BonusCodeBets.co.uk said: “At this time of the season, all managers in the lower half of the league will begin to worry when results aren’t going their way. The research on recent statistics reveals that five games without a good result can often affect a chairman’s decision. Of the 29 managers’ last five games, nine of them didn’t register in a win in any of the last five games.”So will Benitez be getting the axe? Newcastle host Bournemouth on Saturday in their final match before the international break, and a poor result could make the Cherries’ visit to St James’ Park his final match as Magpies manager. LATEST Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City BEST OF 4 4 Given his reputation Benitez – a former European Cup winner and manager of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea, among others – remains largely out of the question when it comes to discussing which Premier League manager will be the first to lose his job in 2018/19.However, if history is any indicator, Benitez WILL be the first top flight boss dismissed this season.last_img read more

Gomez and Henderson struggle in Paris – Liverpool players rated and slated

first_img 4 4 Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, which means they must now beat Napoli in their final match at Anfield if they are to advance to the last 16.The visitors offered very little in the way of an attacking threat in Paris and struggled for large spells to cope with the speed and accuracy of the Ligue 1 side as goals from Juan Bernat and Neymar did the damage. 4 Roberto Firmino – 5.5 (subbed on 71 mins)Created a great chance when his header down into the box on the half hour mark was just out of reach for those in a red shirt.Mohamed Salah  – 6A couple of early shots, one into the side netting, it was a frustrating night for the Egyptian who simply couldn’t stamp his mark on this match.SUB: Naby Kieta – 5Full of running and looked keen to impress, but could not make an impact.SUB: Daniel Sturridge – 5Done what he could which was not very much as PSG were so dominant and was booked for shirt pull.SUB: Xherdan Shaqiri – 6Whipped in a couple of dangerous corners and floated a clever free-kick. Can feel unlucky not to have started. 4 Dejan Lovren – 5Caught out on the halfway line for the second goal and another player who struggled to cope with the relentless pace of the PSG front three.Virgil van Dijk – 6Usually the coolest player on the pitch, the Dutchman seemed ruffled in the early stages as Liverpool were continuously put under pressure. Settled better after the break. Booked for a strong challenge on Dani Alves.Andrew Robertson – 6Much like the rest of his team-mates spent large parts of the opening 45 minutes on the back-foot. Made a great last ditch tackle to deny Mbappe with five minutes remaining. Booked.Jordan Henderson – 5Offered little in the way of imagination for Liverpool and was overrun in the middle far too often. Looked distinctly average.James Milner – 6.5 (subbed on 77 mins)As usual, a willing runner and tried to make an impact with a couple of crunching challenges on Neymar early on. Netted well-taken penalty on the stroke of half-time to give Liverpool hope. Sadio Mane won the penalty for Liverpool James Milner netted a penalty for Liverpool Georginio Wijnaldum – 5 (subbed on 66 mins)Largely anonymous and booked for a foul in the first-half. No real surprise when he was taken off, just a wonder it took until the 66th minute.Sadio Mane – 6Well marshalled by Thiago Silva, but continued to break forward when he could. Won the penalty from which Liverpool scored. Joe Gomez struggled to deal with Neymar and co Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by PSG James Milner gave Liverpool hope when he struck a penalty in first-half stoppage time, but it was not enough meaning Jurgen Klopp’s side have it all to do.See talkSPORT.com’s player ratings from the match below…Alisson – 6A couple of great early saves kept Liverpool in the match as PSG dominated. Left flat-footed for the first goal and made a brave initial save for the second, but could do little about the follow up.Joe Gomez – 5Poor performance, struggled to deal with the pace of the PSG attack and both goals in the first half came down his side. Booked for a shirt pull on Neymar.last_img read more