Petron stays undefeated; Generika triumphs

first_imgOn to the Finals 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 Open hitter Patty Orendain and libero Kath Arado towed the Lifesavers to a 3-3 record, with Orendain scoring 18 points and Arado collecting 17 excellent digs to help Generika-Ayala deal the Giga Hitters their third defeat in five games.The Lifesavers outgunned the Giga Hitters with 38 attacks against 19 by the losing club.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ces Molina and Mika Reyes combined forces as Petron blasted Cignal, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19, Saturday night to remain spotless at the top of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Caloocan Sports Complex.Molina scored 15 points, while Reyes added 11 as the Blaze Spikers have now strung up five straight wins and bolstered their title-retention bid.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Though the first set was close, it was clear that Petron was head and shoulders above Cignal, whose revamped lineup still has to achieve the right blend.The HD Spikers saw their two-game winning run cut short as they fell to 3-3.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 Blaze Spikers came up with more points off the attack than the HD Spikers, 45-31, and also put up a formidable presence by the net by scoring nine kill blocks all in all.Earlier, Generika-Ayala extended its winning streak to three, turning back Smart, 25-19, 25-12, 25-15. View commentslast_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP look for missing person

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find Colin Pike.Pike was last seen on May 5, 2016 and police are very concerned for his health and well-being.  Friends and family report that it is out of character for him to be out of contact for this long.Colin Pike is described as:• Caucasian male• 23 years• 6 ft (180 cm)• 170 lbs (77 kg)• blonde hair• blue eyes- Advertisement -He was last seen wearing:• Blue jeans• Black hoodieIf you have any information about whereabouts of Colin Pike, please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Advertisementlast_img

Championship round-up: Derby and Middlesbrough miss the chance to go top

first_img1 Derby County missed the chance to return to the summit in the Championship as they conceded two injury time goals which saw them draw 2-2 with Birmingham.Jamie Ward and Tom Ince were the scorers for Steve McClaren’s side, who thought they were about to leapfrog Bournemouth into top spot, but Paul Caddis, from the penalty spot, and Clayton Donaldson denied them the win.Meanwhile, Middlesbrough missed the chance to go above both those sides as they lost 2-1 to a resurgent Nottingham Forest, who returned to winning ways after a midweek defeat to Charlton.Dougie Freedman’s troops came from a goal down to claim the three points with Gary Gardner and Dexter Blackstock cancelling out Grant Leadbitter’s opener.And Aitor Karanka’s Boro dropped to fourth with Watford’s hard-fought 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers securing them a share of the spoils and a move up to third with all four teams now on 66 points.Norwich City ensured they kept chase with their promotion rivals as they dispatched Millwall with ease in south London.Jonny Howson (2), Gary Hooper and Wes Hoolahan all grabbed goals in a 4-1 win for the Canaries before Leigh Gregory netted a consolation goal from the penalty slot late on.Meanwhile, Ipswich and Brentford remain sixth and seventh respectively after the two sides drew 1-1 at Portman Road.Rotherham did their survival chances the world of good as they earned a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town, despite being down to ten men for the final 16 minutes of the match.Kari Arnason and Connor Sammon were the goal heroes before Lee Frecklington saw red for two bookable offences.Charlton have now lost just one of their last five games as they Cardiff City were slain in Wales.Federico Macheda had put the hosts ahead but Tony Watt and Yoni Buyens handed Guy Luzon’s men all three points with late goals.Ian Holloway’s misery at Blackpool continued as they were beaten 1-0 by Sheffield Wednesday at Bloomfield Road thanks to a strike from Lewis McGugan.Elsewhere, Wigan also saw their hopes of avoiding relegation to League One take a dent as they were beaten 1-0 by Leeds United.Championship results:Blackpool 0-1 Sheffield WednesdayCardiff City 1-2 CharltonDerby 2-2 Birmingham CityHuddersfield 0-2 RotherhamIpswich 1-1 BrentfordMillwall 1-4 NorwichNottingham Forest 2-1 MiddlesbroughWigan 0-1 LeedsWolves 2-2 Watford Derby boss Steve McClaren last_img read more

Buncrana businesses suffering as barricades remain after fire

first_imgBusiness owners and local residents in Buncrana are suffering due to a section of the town being blocked off after last month’s fire.Barricades remain at the Ferris Lane junction on Main Street following the major fire which destroyed The Plaza ballroom and John Barr’s shop.Almost two months later, local representatives are calling for alternative safety measures to reopen the road to pedestrians and motor users. Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor, Jack Murray said: “Both myself and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have been regularly contacted by local residents and business owners who have become extremely frustrated with the duration of the closure of the Ferris Lane junction.“Businesses are suffering and people’s livelihoods are being put at risk. A huge section of the population of the town, based around Marian Park and Maginn Avenue, is also inconvenienced when walking to the Main Street.“In large urban areas, alternative safety measures are employed. Both Pádraig and I have requested that the potential for a scaffolding tunnel – which protects pedestrians from falling debris but doesn’t impede their journey – is investigated and installed.“People have now been patient for far too long and this extremely important junction must be opened up.”  Buncrana businesses suffering as barricades remain after fire was last modified: March 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaBusinessCllr Jack Murrayfirelast_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID

first_imgThere is an umpires course on the 29th February in Ballybofey for anyone who is interested in going. Contact Gerard Gallagher on 087 2239042 if interested.The Car Park in Trummon may be closed due to work being carried out during the week. Check with Danny McNamee for timings.Volunteers are needed this Saturday morning at the pitch at 9am to help spike the pitch. Please bring grapes with you are if coming. Bord Na Nog registration for 2012 takes place on Saturday February 11th at Pairc Naomh Brid between 11am and 12.30pm. All boys and girls born on or after 1st of January 2006 are invited along.Congratulations to Calum Gallagher who was selected on the Donegal Minor Panel for 2012. We wish you all the best throughout the year.Anyone with any information they wish to have included in the club notes should contact Shane Walsh on shanew03@live.ie by 6pm on Monday evening.GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: January 24th, 2012 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:NAOMH BRID GAA NOTESlast_img read more

MACCA ON THE MOVE: FORMER HARPS STAR JOINS SOUTHEND UNITED

first_imgFormer Finn Harps FC and Derry City player Stephen McLaughlin has left Nottingham Forest and has signed for Southend United FC. McLaughlin enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell with Southend and his goal in the play-off semi-final secured their place in the final at Wembley.Southend manager Phil Brown had been hugely impressed by his performances and was keen to acquire the services of McLaughlin for the season ahead. After weeks of negotiations McLaughlin and his team of advisers finally pushed through the transfer with just a few days of the window still open.McLaughlin’s move to Nottingham Forest never really took off since he signed with them in January 2013.He spent the majority of his time at the City Ground on loan to lower league clubs.There was a huge influx of managers during his two-year stint and a lot of unrest during that period which didn’t help the talented Donegal midfielder. However, McLaughlin will be delighted to have secured the two-year deal at Southend and will hope he can cement a regular place in the side.MACCA ON THE MOVE: FORMER HARPS STAR JOINS SOUTHEND UNITED was last modified: August 28th, 2015 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:newsSportlast_img read more

BURNED TO THE GROUND: €230,000 HOUSE COUNCIL BOUGHT FOR TRAVELLER FAMILY

first_imgGARDAI believe arsonists were behind a fire which destroyed a house which Donegal County Council bought for a Traveller family of 13 in Ballyshannon.The five bedroom house in the upmarket Parkhill area was completely gutted in the fire which broke out at 3am this morning.Fire crews from Ballyshannon and Bundoran attended the scene but the house was destroyed. No-one was injured and no-one was in the house at the time.Last month there was controversy when local councillor Sean McEniff made comments about the family which were deemed racist by Traveller groups.Cllr Sean McEniff denied he was being a bigot when he insisted that Travellers “should live in isolation.”“Parkhill is a very settled community. I would not like these people (the family) living beside me,” he said at the time. Today he stood by his views but condemned those who had burned the house.“I did not in any way give any succour to any type of criminal behaviour,” he insisted.However TD Pearse Doherty accused the Fianna Fail councillor of using language which was “incitement of hatred.”The row over the house has led Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn to accuse other councillors of blatant bigotry and racism.BURNED TO THE GROUND: €230,000 HOUSE COUNCIL BOUGHT FOR TRAVELLER FAMILY was last modified: February 11th, 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:000 HOUSE COUNCIL BOUGHT FOR TRAVELLER FAMILYBURNED TO THE GROUND: €230last_img read more

CELTIC EXPRESS SYMPATHY AFTER FATHER OF WOMEN’S TEAM PLAYER KILLED IN CHOPPER DISASTER

first_imgCELTIC Football Club has expressed its sympathy to those who died in Friday night’s helicopter crash.One of those who sadly passed away was Gary Arthur, the father of Chloe Arthur who plays for Celtic Women´s first-team.“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic, including all of Chloe´s team-mates and friends at the club, are with Chloe and her family at this desperately sad time,” said a club spokesman “Those thoughts and prayers are, of course, also with the families of all of the victims of this terrible tragedy.”Celtic Women’s Manager, David Haley, said: “This is devastating for Chloe and her family. It is a tragedy that Chloe’s father was one of eight innocent victims in this terrible accident – he was regularly seen at Celtic matches, watching his daughter.“Chloe and her family have the full support of everyone at Celtic and across the women’s game at this very sad time.”A minute’s silence will be held tomorrow (Sunday) before Celtic´s Scottish Cup tie against Hearts at Tynecastle.  CELTIC EXPRESS SYMPATHY AFTER FATHER OF WOMEN’S TEAM PLAYER KILLED IN CHOPPER DISASTER was last modified: December 1st, 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:CelticGary ArthurGlasgowhelicopter disasterlast_img read more

QPR chasing first home win since opening day as Reading visit

first_imgReading won 3-1 at Loftus Road in February 2014QPR’s win at Fulham before the international break ended a run of five league games with a victory, but they haven’t won at home since the opening weekend. On Saturday they host Reading, who were beaten 4-1 at Brentford last month.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 15 October 2016Referee: Steve Martin (Staffordshire)Vital statistic: There has not been a home win in this fixture in the last eight meetings, since QPR beat Reading 3-1 in November 2010. Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jake Bidwell (shoulder), Jamie Mackie (ankle), Jack Robinson (knee).Fitness test: Sandro (match fitness).READINGRuled out: Jake Cooper (match fitness), Yakou Meite (ankle ligaments), Deniss Rakels (broken ankle). Possible starting line-upsQPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Perch; Borysiuk, Luongo; Wszolek, Chery, Washington; Polter.Reading: Al-Habsi; Gunter, Moore, McShane, Obita; Evans, Williams; McCleary, Swift, Beerens; Kermorgant. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)QPR: W D D L L (5 points) • Home: D L D L W (5 points)Reading: D L W W D (8 points) • Away: L W W L L (6 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)QPR – 4: Chery; 3: Polter; 2: Caulker, Onuoha, Sylla; 1: Washington.Reading – 3: McCleary, Swift; 2: Kermorgant; 1: Beerens, Evans, McShane, Williams.LAST FIVE MEETINGS23 Apr 2016: QPR 1 Reading 13 Dec 2015: Reading 0 QPR 116 Feb 2014: QPR 1 Reading 39 Nov 2013: Reading 1 QPR 128 Apr 2013: Reading 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Reading 1 win, 3 draws See also:QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphereFive things that might improve the atmosphere at QPRPerch passed fit to return for QPRHasselbaink in the clear after QPR back managerForever R’s: Eleven men who sum up the spirit of QPR Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x See also:QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphereFive things that might improve the atmosphere at QPRPerch passed fit to return for QPRHasselbaink in the clear after QPR back managerForever R’s: Eleven men who sum up the spirit of QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why Bafana are in with a real chance

first_img12 May 2010What do Bafana stars Aaron Mokoena and Mathew Booth and President Jacob Zuma have in common? They believe South Africa could reach the 2010 World Cup final.And South African Football Association President Kirsten Nematandani says the national side cannot be underestimated. “This event is big for the African continent. We’re the hosts, so we have to do well. Doing well means making sure that the Cup stays in South Africa.” They may be the only ones holding out hope for a team that is languishing in 90th place in the world rankings, but there are no sports as fickle as football, and some extraordinary upsets have happened on the greatest stage of all.Take 1990, for example, when unfancied Cameroon defeated world champions Argentina in the opening fixture of Italia 1990. And Senegal handed out similar treatment to cup holders France in South Korea in 2002.When Bafana Bafana take the field against mighty Mexico at Soccer City on 11 June, the odds will be heavily stacked against them. Let’s not forget, though, that South Africa held their own against some of the giants of international football – including Spain, the world’s top ranked side at the time – in the Confederations Cup a year ago.With the 90 000 vuvuleza-blowing supporters inside the new cathedral of South African football, South Africa could set the stage for a famous upset.There are other factors favouring Bafana – and the other African contenders. No European country has won a World Cup outside of Europe. The 1978 champions Argentina struggled to qualify for the tournament, and coach Diego Maradona, the legend who lost his way, is widely regarded as their greatest obstacle.Five-time champions Brazil can never be written off, but it remains to be seen whether they can show their famous dance moves on the pitch. They failed to get out of the starting blocks at the 2006 World Cup, and they are missing some of the giants of the game, including Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Romario. Kaka, their best player, is coming out of an off-form season at club-level. Brazil’s hopes are resting on the aging Fabiano or and Robinho.With two minutes remaining in the semi-final of last year’s Confederations Cup, it took a wicked deflection from a Daniel Alves free kick to separate South Africa and Brazil.Yes, anything could happen in the opening fixture of the 2010 World Cup.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010last_img read more