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Alapag seeks quick turnaround as SMB-Alab eyes sweep of Wolf Warriors

first_imgPhoto from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas seeks a season sweep of the Wolf Warriors on Sunday night when the Filipino club hosts the Chinese squad in Asean Basketball League Season 9 at Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna.With 7-foot-3 center PJ Ramos returning from sick bay and delivering a triple-double, Alab walloped Wolf Warriors, 105-79, on Friday night at Doumen Gymnasium in Zhuhai, China, for their 14th win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Renaldo Balkman had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Brandon Rosser chipped in 10 points for Alab.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s a quick turnaround and we just have to make sure the team has enough legs for battle on Sunday after this road trip,” said Alab coach Jimmy Alapag, who went 1-1 in their latest road trip that included an 83-88 loss to Hong Kong Eastern.With Ramos back after missing the game against Hong Kong due to food poisoning, Alab outscored the Warriors, 69-40, in the middle quarters to take the fight away from the home team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was Alab’s third win in as many games against the Warriors, who remain as the league’s worst team with a 2-16 record.Ramos finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists as the Warriors couldn’t find an answer to his strong play on both ends of the floor. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Foton rips UVC; Sta. Lucia triumphs in PSL opener View commentslast_img read more


first_imgOpen ArmsBy: Matenneh – Rose L. DunbarIt took many soft hearts like flying cottonThat welcomes the broken and in painsRoom and board for a common strangerWith no known story of if a ghost or realGood hearts brought forth a blissful unionFree to many weary meals fixed with praysAs was told they reflect a good SamaritanOpen ArmsIt will not take away from you but raiseThat perfumes a desolate desperate soulRoom for wisdom free just desire humilityWither quickly as vapor for failure to learnGoodness as grease flows perpetuallyFreedom looms richly near airy fingersAppease any with a warm wide welcomeOpen ArmsDiscourage But Not DefeatedBy: Matenneh – Rose L. DunbarHave the zest to be a force to compete withFaint from the shame that played out beforeLet it loose for you are not the first to stumbleEars fill of the echoes of the many versionsStill and focused to make the win before allWill not easily let go of my dreams plus wantsSurely…..Discouraged But Not DefeatedGot energy to trample those nagging pestsSome with fans of wicked edges that woundsLuring innocent hearts so frail not to rise againSet back by chance still too weak to stand upEnlightened by a touch so divine it lifts higherShall not be dissuaded by the market place noisePurely….Discouraged But Not DefeatedMorning MistBy: Matenneh – Rose L. DunbarMorning MistRefreshing gust of heavens dewSoothing the age lines of yesterdayOn my color coated working faceThe cool morning rain sprinkledMoist stringed droplets right on meA glass hand that hangs on the windDoused my day in calm and beautyI glee for the chance to fell the MasterMorning Mist  REFLECTION ON THE LIFE OF ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM NAH DIXONBy Togba-Nah TipotehYou, ArchBishop William Nah DixonA Godly SonHailed from the County of RivercessAs a Child of God and nothing lessThe Rivercess of peopleWho are in body feebleBecause they smell their wealthTorturing their daily health Yet they do not taste their wealthTo build up their daily healthYes, the people do not tasteWhat few others use as wasteThis too is the Country called LiberiaWith all of its malariaThe Country of Smell No TasteWhere big shots are in no hasteTo end the massive povertyThat is still Liberia’s realityThen enters you, ArchBishop William Nah DixonA Rivercess SonWith a running visionSet on a burning visionNot for yourself But for otherself Starting a long time ago Exactly some fifty years ago You built the School for the Deaf and Dumb While few others damaged Liberia with their bomb Seeing the people starving When few others were greeding You, ArchBishop William Nah Dixon A Rivercess Son Set out to Feed The People No matter how feeble Then the Civil War came With no better name, it came And made Liberia worse Giving Liberia a curse Then you, ArchBishop William Nah Dixon> A Patriotic Rivercess Son Joined hands with other patriotic Liberians Taking action together as Muslims and Christians To put an end to the Civil War With the people saying NO MORE WARWE WANT PEACE PEACE WITHOUT CEASE You, ArchBishop William Nah DixonA Peaceful Rivercess Son Set on a Peace Mission  Directly by your Godly Vision Spoke on the radio wave With the voice to you that God gave This was the voice of the people No matter how feeble The voice that brought Liberia to a standstillWithout any violent societal illOn January 10, 1997With Blessings from HeavenOpening up the People’s GateBringing in Liberia’s most democratic event to dateAs over one million Liberians stayed homeThey were no where in the streets to roamThey stayed home, voting for peace over warAnd the Civil War ended, as we all sawNow, let us memorialize ArchBishop William Nah DixonA  Patriotic Rivercess SonBy taking action together for justiceWithout any form of prejudiceBecause it is only justice that brings peaceThe peace that comes without cease Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

And they’re off … to Santa Anita Park for opening day

first_img• Photo Gallery: Opening Day at Santa Anita Park Related Article” ARCADIA – There are two types of women, Thelma Barque figures – those chasing down deals after Christmas and those handicapping fast favorites at the track. Barque of El Monte was among the motley regulars, casual tourists and picnicking families already at Santa Anita Park by noon Wednesday for opening day’s first post, which according to track officials drew more than 30,000 visitors throughout the day. “After our Christmas dinner, my sister was cutting ads out of the paper, but I had all my racing forms out,” Barque said. Their track tradition is more about social ritual, she explained. “You get a hot dog, you get a cup of coffee, you visit the gift shop, and most of all, meet your friends,” Escamilla said. Her secret to picking the right horse? Despite tell-tale racing forms and handwritten notes, she dodged the question. “You got to have money and you got to have luck,” she said. Others weren’t content to leave it to luck. After more than 50 years of coming to Santa Anita, Jerry Lunn of Highland Park banks on the accomplishments of a horse’s bloodline and its rider. Ted James takes his chances. “I’m a long-shot bettor,” said the Altadena resident, because an unlikely horse can make for big returns on his small bets. Overlooking the steeds circling the paddock ring, Robert Frasier of San Gabriel kept an eye out for “a horse with a good rear end.” Recent rains almost put the kibosh on the track’s 71st opener after a $10 million synthetic track surface installed last summer didn’t drain as expected. It looks like sand, but the synthetic fibers, silica sand and rubber grains that make the “Cushion Track” were designed to be less taxing on the animals. Nearly $1 million in repairs kept the track unavailable for pre-season training for most of the month, said Mike Willman, publicity director. But it’s still holding on to more water than is optimal, he said. “It’s better now, but we’re being honest and saying it’s not perfect,” Willman said. todd.ruiz@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAway from the grandstand’s roar, where mariachis and dancers entertained children while their parents filled lawn chairs, it’s easy to forget there’s a sporting event under way with a lot of money on the line. But inside the Paddock Room, it’s serious business. A few long tables and plastic chairs over from where Barque sat circling and erasing her picks, Josephine Escamilla compared notes and exchanged quips with her brothers. Ever since their father instilled equestrian values into their household, the Escamilla siblings descend upon Santa Anita as a regular tradition. “His very last words before he died were, `No more Shoemaker,”‘ Josephine Escamilla said of her father’s fixation on the sport and fondness for legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker. last_img


first_imgMarian Harkin, MEPDONEGAL hill farmers have joined a new national association backed by MEP Marian Harkin.When some farmers receive payments per hectare which are a multiple of these received by others, questions have to be raised about how the ‘greening’ element of the Common Agricultural Policy is being implemented, said Harkin.She addressed farmers at the official launch of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association  in Westport on Friday. It was questions such as this, and perceived failure by other representatives of farmers to protect the interests of natura and hill farmers, that led to the creation of the INHFA, she said.Lack of adequate representation was at the heart of why 5,000 farmers had decided that representation of their particular needs was vital to the future of their farm enterprises required a new body to promote their interests.“The greening payments structure, where one farmer is paid €220 per ha and another €50 per ha, is a travesty of justice and is part of a pattern which had to be changed, the Independent MEP said.She had worked closely with those who had been central to the creation of the INHFA in organising the meetings in Brussels which laid the base for positive changes in policy in relation to hill and commonage farmers, she said. This had been a very positive start for the new organisation and the challenge now to its members was to give full support for the mandate they had given the INHFA to press the case for them against a background of future pressure on the CAP budget, she stressed.The INHFA would thrive if the full and continued support of members was sustained and, for her part, she would continue to facilitate the meetings with officials in Brussels which were vital to obtaining fairness in developing policy for all farmers into the future. DONEGAL HILL FARMERS BEING SHAFTED BY EUROPE, SAYS HARKIN was last modified: February 8th, 2016 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:donegalhill farmersmarian harkinlast_img read more


first_imgSome of the Pramerica Team!IT has more than 1,000 employees in Co Donegal – now it seems those who work for Pramerica reckon they’re just the best people to work for!Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited, based in Letterkenny, has just been named among Europe’s best workplaces by Great Place to Work®. Pramerica earned the Number 23 spot in the category of best large workplaces.“Earlier this year, we ranked Number 14 among Ireland’s ‘Best Workplaces’ and now Pramerica is recognized once again on an even broader scale,” said Caroline Faulkner, senior managing director and chief information officer at Pramerica Systems Ireland. “I’m proud of this recognition. It’s the talent and commitment of our team that strengthens our work environment and defines our success as a company.”The Great Place to Work® study identifies and recognises the finest employers – and therefore the most satisfied workforces –throughout Europe.Employees in each participating organisation complete a confidential questionnaire, rating their employers on almost 60 elements covering credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie in the workplace. Surveys are returned to the Great Place to Work® Institute by each individual employee to ensure confidentiality and honesty. Nearly 700,000 employees in more than 2,000 companies participated in the survey.“The Great Workplace Era is a time when all people can expect to work for an organisation where they trust their leaders, enjoy their colleagues and take pride in what they do. A time, in other words, when workplaces make the world better,’ says China Gorman, global CEO of Great Place to Work. “This era is arriving in Europe and other parts of the globe. And it’s good news for everyone.”  PRAMERICA VOTED IN TOP 25 COMPANIES IN EUROPE IN WHICH TO WORK was last modified: July 14th, 2014 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:Great Places to Workletterkennypramericalast_img read more


first_imgKilcar GAA News:It was a mixed weekend on the field for our teams our seniors were defeated in the rearranged Gaeltacht final in Ardara on Saturday by Naomh Conaill it was always going to be a tough battle with injuries and players unavailable the final score was Cill Chartha 0-06 Naomh Conaill 1-11, our under 21 had a great 0-15 to 2-05 win against Naomh Conaill on Sunday afternoon thy now face Ardara in the county semi-final. Our seniors and reserves host Dungloe this Sunday at 1:30 and 3pm. Ten Week Development DrawOur annual Ten Week Development Draw will now take place this Sunday with a double draw with €25,000 in prizes over the ten weeks, tickets will be on sale locally from any committee member or you can buy online via the club website, this is a vital fundraiser for the club so please support.Scor Na NogScor Na Nog is due to take place in the coming weeks. It would be lovely to see as many young people as possible taking part this year to represent their club. If anyone would like to give a helping hand to organise the event your help would be greatly appreciated. The following acts are needed: Solo Singer, Ballad Group, Instrumental Group, Storyteller, Set and Ballad Dancers and Quiz Team. Call or text Honora: 087-7925603 Club AppWe are up to 191 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,300 this week’s numbers were:  7, 23, 26 and 30 winners were: €50 Deidre Carr (Leitir) €30 Martin Campbell (Meenboy) and €20 Mary O’Donnell (Churchtown).  Lotto Plus numbers 8, 9, 12 and 23 there was no winner.BingoThere was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €5,700 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 Breege Kennedy, €80 Breege Boyle, €70 Maura Kilbane, Kathleen Keeney, Marion Boyle (Killybegs), Eileen McGinley, D Love and Marie Doogan. Congratulations to Caroline and Stephen O’Donnell on the birth of their new arrival.We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John Joe McShane of Dublin and Kilcar who sadly passed away recently.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR U21’S DEFEAT NAOMH CONAILL AND BOOK SEMI-FINAL SPOT was last modified: October 27th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more


first_imgTHERE was uproar at today’s meeting of Donegal County Council after a review of how cash will be spent on our crumbling roads.A new proposal which would have seen a €4.2M government grant spent tackling potholes directly under a new system went down badly with Inishowen councillors.Under old rules, roads money is allocated based on the number of miles of road in each electoral area. Now the council wants to scrap that and spend the money based on need.County engineers proposed that Stranorlar would get €850,ooo, rather than €567,000 under the old system.However under the proposal Inishowen would get €920,000 spent on roads – a reduction of €170,000!And rather than being split along traditional party lines, councillors are now divided on geographical lines. A County Council source said: “The proposal is a good one; meeting need rather than based on an out-of-date mileage scheme.“It makes sense.”POTHOLES CRISIS: UPROAR IN COUNCIL AS ‘STRANORLAR V INISHOWEN’ ROW ENSUES was last modified: May 31st, 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) Tags:Donegal County CouncilInishowenpotholesStranorlarlast_img read more


first_imgCllr Byrne collects his cheque with wife Carmel.This is the moment Donegal county councillor Brendan Byrne got his hands on his €50K lotto cheque.The former Donegal Mayor won the cash on Tuesday night’s Euromillions draw.The Fianna Fail politician was one of two Irish players who pocketed €49,796 in the draw, matching all five main numbers – but failing to get up either of the two lucky star numbers. Champagne was the order of the day as Brendan celebrated in style at lotto headquarters with wife Carmel in Dublin.The councillor bought his ticket in the Holmes Spar Texaco station just outside Donegal Town which is owned by Thomas Dunleavy.“I’m a very happy man,” said Cllr Byrne.“It was my daughter Silvia’s birthday on St Patrick’s Day so I spent €9 on a Quick Pick. I couldn’t believe it when I checked the numbers on Wednesday,” he said. “I wouldn’t do the lotto that often, so I’m happy I did it this time!” CLLR BRENDAN BYRNE COLLECTS HIS LOTTO CASH – PICTURE SPECIAL! was last modified: March 22nd, 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:Cllr Brendan Byrneeuromillionslast_img read more

Bright Stars hold Express to pile more pressure onto Simlala

first_imgBright Stars have drawn one and lost the other of their first two games this season. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Express FC 1-1 Bright Stars Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Tuesday, 03-09-2019WANKULUKUKU – Express FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Bright Stars at Wankulukuku on Tuesday afternoon.The Red Eagles who came into the game on the back of a 0-1 loss at the hands of Bul FC last weekend took the lead through Frank Ssenyondo but conceded via a Joseph Janjali strike later in the first half.The result leaves both sides without victory in their opening two matches and calls for Express head coach George Ssemwogere to resign continue.The game started on a bright note for the hosts as thwy raced into the lead inside three minutes through Ssenyondo.The forward reacted first to a rebound after Bright Stars custodian Nicholas Ssebwato had spilled a Frank Kalanda shot.Kalanda nearly doubled Express’ lead moments later but fired wide after rounding Ssebwato.As the first half wore on, the visitors grew into the game and started asking questions at the other end.Janjali eventually restored parity, lashing onto Methodius Jungu’s through pass before beating Joshua Adea in the Red Eagles’ goal and slotting into an empty net.Express got the best chance to take all three points but substitute Axel Konen shot over after collecting a pass by Ssenyondo.Ssenyondo was named man of the match for his performance on the day, which included scoring the opening goal.Up next is a home game for Express on Saturday, September 7th while Bright Stars are away to Busoga United on the same day.Starting teamsExpressAdea Joshua, Baffoe Emmanuel, Kibande Cyrus, Kizza Martin, Ssekyembe Sadiq, Kigonya Lawrence, Sserukwaya Dennis, Ssenyondo Frank, Disan Galiwango, Mutebi Peter, Kalanda Frank.Bright StarsSebwato Nicolas, Kaggwa Andrew, Sekitto Sam Derrick Ngobi, Walusimbi Enock, Sekajja Davis, Kacancu Augustine, Kalisa Jamil , Jungu Methodius, Joseph Janjali, Brian Kayanja.The other games played on Tuesday-Busoga United 0-1 KCCA FC-Wakiso Giants 3-1 URA FC-Vipers SC 1-0 Tooro United-Maroons FC 1-0 Kyetume FCComments Tags: Axel Kanonbright starsExpress FCFrank KalandaFrank SsenyondoGeorge SsemwogerereJoseph JanjaliMethodius JunguStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguelast_img read more

Half-time: Stoke 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgJohn Terry’s second-minute header put Chelsea on course for victory at Stoke.Terry shrugged off the attentions of his marker Ryan Shawcross to send a powerful effort down and into the net from a Cesc Fabregas corner.The Premier League leaders were in command for most of the rest of the half and could easily have gone further ahead.Diego Costa shot just wide with a great one-on-one chance and the Blues created several opportunities on the break without testing home keeper Asmir Begovic.Eden Hazard was once again in mesmerising form and could easily have drawn a red card for Phil Bardlsey, who was instead booked for a scything challenge.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more