Meralco loses to Mono Vampire in Fiba Asia Champions Cup opener

first_imgMOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mono Vampire’s early fourth quarter spurt was enough for the Thai club to put away the Bolts, who are representing the country in the club meet.Diamond Stone led the Bolts with 23 points and eight rebounds while Allen Durham had 20 points and 18 boards.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 ChrissBaser Amer also had a big game for the Bolts despite the loss with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field.Keene had 29 points and eight assists for Mono Vampire while Michael Singletary had 25 points and 15 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES ‘Basketball will never be the same’: NCAA players remember late Manlapazcenter_img Meralco Bolts carry the PH flag in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup. Photo from fiba.basketballMeralco bowed to host Mono Vampire Basketball Club, 100-92, in the opening day of the Fiba Asia Champions Cup Thursday at Stadium 29 in the Nonthaburi province of Thailand.After getting tied up at 70 heading into the fourth, Mono Vampire immediately took control of the game with an 8-0 run on Marcus Keene’s three-pointer just 54 seconds into the period.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

PPP pulls out of only 1 constituency in Wakenaam – party clarifies

first_img…to contest other 8 constituencies The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has clarified that it has only pulled out from contesting one of the nine constituencies in Wakenaam, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the upcoming Local Government Election (LGE) and not the entire Wakenaam Local Authority Area (LAA).This clarification comes on the heels of several media reports stemming from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s weekly press conference on Thursday, claiming that the Party has withdrawn entirely from contesting the Wakenaam LAA.However, in a statement on Friday, the Party sought to set the record straight on its participation in the November 12 Local Government polls in Wakenaam.The Party pointed out that when the issue of discrepancies on one of the party’s list of backers was raised at a press conference on September 24, 2018, Party General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo acknowledged that the issue had attracted his attention and that an investigation was underway.“He then pointed out that the allegation was related to one constituency in Wakenaam and that the island is in fact a PPP/C stronghold in which it won 15 out of the 18 Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) seats in 2016. Further, the General Secretary gave an undertaking that should his investigation unearth any acts of wrongdoing, that the Party will withdraw from contesting that constituency,” the statement detailed.It continued that when the Opposition Leader was questioned again about the issue at his press conference on Thursday, it was against this backdrop that he said, “I saw it… and I believe something went wrong there and we withdrew as promised”.To this end, the Party outlined that the Wakenaam Local Authority Area has nine constituencies, eight of which were won at the 2016 LGEs by PPP/Civic.“We also wish to point out that while the Party has withdrawn from contesting Constituency Two, Rush Brook/Maria Johanna, which has 185 listed electors, it will still be contesting the other eight constituencies and Proportional Representation seats on November 12, 2018,” the Party clarified.Furthermore, the Opposition party went on to highlight that it is the only party contesting all 80 LAAs, with over 3000 candidates and over 20,000 backers. It further added that out of the 596 constituencies across the country, issues of irregularity only arose on one of the party’s lists of backers, in one constituency, as a result of which the party took a principled position and withdrew its candidate in that disputed constituency.However, it sought to point out that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) and the United Republican Party of Guyana (URP), on the other hand, have had allegations of fraud and other impropriety levelled against them in 42 of 80 NDCs but has done nothing of this effect.At Crabwood Creek, Corriverton, Number 63 and Whim Villages in Berbice, a total of 202 persons objected to the fraudulent inclusion of their names on list of backers. Similar claims were made at La Grange, La Jalousie and Canal Polder in West Bank Demerara by dozens of persons.“We hope that the press will highlight the fact that GECOM has accepted several APNU/AFC and URP lists and dozens of names that were fraudulently procured rather than focus and sensationalise the fact that the PPP/C withdrew one candidate, in one constituency in Wakenaam which attracted allegations of irregularity. We continue to maintain that the PPP/C’s position should be emulated by the APNU/AFC and the URP and we hope that the press will urge them to do so,” the PPP asserted.Nevertheless, the Party went on to reaffirm it has not withdrawn from contesting Wakenaam or any other LAA.last_img read more

Mother confesses to killing 8-year-old son

first_imgThe mother of eight-year-old Emmanuel King, who was strangled to death in February 2016, on Tuesday confessed to the crime before Justice Navindra Singh when she made her appearance at the Demerara High Court.Sonia King, formerly of Lot 565 Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD), opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter, though initially being slapped with a murder charge.The indictment against King detailed that on February 21, 2016, in the county of Demerara, she killed Emmanuel King.Justice Singh accepted the plea of the accused and afterwards ordered that a probation report be prepared and presented in court on July 16 when King is expected to be sentenced.The facts presented by State Prosecutor Teriq Mohammed stated that on the day in question, King (Sonia) placed a sheet over her now dead son’s head and strangled him to death. He further stated that a post-mortem examination (PME) performed on the child’s body revealed that he died from asphyxiation (suffocation).The state’s case was led by Prosecutor Mohammed in association with Sarah Martin and Tuanna Hardy, while the now convicted King was represented by Attorney Mark Conway.Reports are that King initially claimed that the child fell from a guava tree during the afternoon of February 21 after which he retired to bed. At about 22:00h, the mother had claimed that she went to check on the child but found him in a motionless state.He was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. However, she later confessed that she killed the child due to frustration, saying that she took a bed sheet and choked the child to death while he was sleeping.After the incident, King reportedly confessed to her husband to killing the child. She was arrested after confessing to investigators.last_img read more

Heritage Fair Wednesday in H.H.

first_imgThe first annual Heritage Fair goes Wednesday in Hudson’s Hope.The fair’s main event is the history projects, from students from grades 4-9, who will use the medium of their choice to share stories about Canadian heroes, legends, milestones, and achievements.The judging of those projects will take place from 9:30 until noon, after which point the event will be open to the public. – Advertisement -In addition to activities and field trips in the morning and afternoon, the awards ceremony will take place at 2pm, all at the Hudson’s Hope School.last_img read more

Ozil would ‘prefer’ to stay at Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring his team’s second goal against Middlesbrough on April 17, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 12 – Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has admitted he would prefer to continue playing for the Premier League club, amid new contract negotiations.The Germany international’s current deal at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire in 2018, but he appears to be keen to pen an extension as soon as possible. Ozil is reportedly after a £350,000-a-week package to keep him at the Gunners, but is hopeful that talks will conclude shortly.“It is definitely my preference to stay,” the 28-year-old playmaker said at the launch of the club’s Puma-made third kit.“It is such a great club and I have always said that I feel very good at Arsenal. Once everyone is back in London we will sit down and discuss about the future.“For now the most important thing is our pre-season and getting through the tour, training and getting fitness. When I’m back in London, we will sit down and discuss.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WOW! Amazing ‘crocodile’ stadium could be the best in the world

first_imgWembley, San Siro, Camp Nou, Maracana – all iconic stadiums in world football, but could we be about to add the Timsah Arena to that list?The answer, is probably ‘yes’, given that the ground that is set to be the new home to Turkish side Bursaspor is in the shape of a giant crocodile.Reflective of the club’s nickname the ‘green crocodiles’, the new 45,000-seater ground features the open mouth of a reptile, with teeth and eyes that light up on matchdays.It is a bold design and one that is set to be completed later this year, in time for the start of the 2015/16 season.Take a look at the video above for how the ground will eventually look and how the construction process happens.last_img read more

Leicester City plot £1million move for Portuguese goalkeeper

first_img Boavista goalkeeper Mika 1 Leicester City are ready to make a £1million move for Boavista goalkeeper Mika.The 25-year-old has impressed in Portugal this season and he has earned plaudits for his performances.However, Mika’s contract expires in just over a year and, as he is unwilling to extend it, Boavista are ready to let him go.That, according to A Bola, has alerted Leicester and they are now putting together a formal offer.The Foxes are in the market for a goalkeeper this summer to provide competition for Kasper Schmeichel, with veteran Mark Schwarzer set to leave.Leicester’s recruitment maestro Steve Walsh has recommend Mika and talks are now due over what would be a £1m deal with Boavista.last_img read more

EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE

first_imgA healthy Leatherback Turtle pictured in French Guiana. Pic by Dr Tom Doyle.A mysterious creature washed up off the coast of Co Donegal has been identified as a Leatherback Turtle.The creature was found by walkers at Magheroarty Beach near Gortahork.This is the second discovery of a dead Leatherback Turtle on Irish beaches in recent days with another being found in Dingle. Marine biologist Dr Tom Doyle of the Coastal and Marine Research Centre at University College Cork told Donegal Daily it is possible the turtles may have drowned.The remains of the turtle washed up at Magheroarty“They could have become caught up in pot ropes and eventually drowned.“That often happens but it is difficult to tell,” he said.Dr Doyle said a number of alternatives are being looked into to attempt to keep turtles away for the paths of such buoy ropes. The huge Leatherback Turtles, which are native to Irish shores, can live up to 80 years and can dive to a depth of up to 1,280 metres.The creatures lives on jellyfish and migrate to warmer climates around South America near French Guiana.Dr Doyle also revealed that beach litter is also causing great harm to Ireland’s population of magnificent Leatherback Turtles.“Beach litter including plastics are proving a real problem for our turtles.“The problem is that turtles mistake plastic for jellyfish and are eating a lot of it which is causing them al sorts of problems,” he said. EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE was last modified: November 13th, 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:donegalDr Tom DoyleLeatherback TurtleMagheroartylast_img read more

Letterkenny Athletlic Club runners take titles in Tommy McBride 5K

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic Club notesClub athletes acknowledged the planned rest and respite of club Statsman Hugh Gallagher allowing him a well deserved break this week from the weekly roundup by being selective in their exploits.John Hughes ran the Russel Gaelic Union 10K in Downpatrick in 41.38 during the week on a flying visit to his native homeland.Ivan Toner and Jane McGinley took the titles in the Tommy McBride 5k Cranford on Saturday evening. The Danny McDaid 15K sponsored by the Station House Hotel saw record numbers with 205 finishers in decent running conditions. Runners were inadvertently directed to the close by Donegal half marathon turn adding on an extra 225m approx. The club apologise for the inconvenience caused. Thanks to all the volunteers who selflessly helped out today to provide an otherwise smooth run event.Kieran Crawford led the way home in 10th place in 56:35.9 for the men.Other results included;Martin Dooley 57:58,4Liam Doherty 59:24,1Kieran Coyle 62:17,8Ciaran O’Donnell 63:04,9Padraig Friel 63:44,1Colly O’Donnell 64:39,1Pol Mac Giolla Bhride 65:19,8Aidan Mc Kenna 65:46,1Barry Mackey 65:57,1Kevin Kiely 66:03,1Stephen Shiels 68:47,8Paul Lee 69:45,2Noel Lynch, 72:59,9Adrian Callaghan 74:20,3Naoise Enright 76:36,7Ciaran Liddy 79:44,5For many of the above the 15k was step up in distance and results of extra preparation were evident. Kevin Kiely provided the Men with premier podium finish in 1st O60 Marian Kerr lead the women home in 73:00,4 picking up 2nd O40 prize for her efforts. Margaret Shiels also had a rostrum position with 3rd in O45s in 74:25,2. Irene McFadden 74:25,8, Patricia Mc Kenna 75:51,1 and Eithne Cox 83:28,6 all sporting good runs.The Donegal Marathon and Half Marathon were very much on athlete’s minds today and will be the next big date on the calendar for many. Not so for the bride and groom to be Jane McGinley and Ivan toner’s pending nuptials will take pride of place for many this coming week. The club wishes them both a lovely day and much happiness in the future.Letterkenny Athletlic Club runners take titles in Tommy McBride 5K was last modified: August 2nd, 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:Letterkenny Athletic ClubRunningtommy mc bridelast_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCILLORS TO DECIDE ON ‘JUNKETS’

first_imgTHEY have often been described by critics as ‘junkets’.But many county councillors say it is essential that they spend time at conferences.And next Monday at Donegal County Council’s monthly meeting, councillors will decide on a raft of latest invites from all over the country. They range from ‘media training’ for councillors in Co Clare to one conference in Maynooth which asks if local government reform is myth or reality.Councillors will decide on Monday who, if anyone, will go to the conferences.There is one they can go to at little cost – it’s at the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny.The full list is below: • The Institute of Professional Training – Media 2012 Training and Communications for Councillors to be held Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at the Ennis Business College, Ennis, Co. Clare.• Regional Studies Association Irish Branch – Local Government Reform Myth or Reality to be held Thursday 8th March, 2012 at the Renehan Hall, NUI Maynooth.• Tgr Seminars – Training and Development Workshop for Councillors – Six Strategies to Take Charge of 2012 to be held Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March, 2012 at theMaldron Hotel, Portlaoise, Midway, Abbeyleix Road,Portlaoise, Co Laois. • Tgr Seminars – Training and Development Workshopfor Councillors, Effective Time and Priority Management, to be held Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March, 2012 at the Ravensdale Suite, Carrickdale Hotel, Carrickarnon, Dundalk, Co. Louth. • The Institute of Professional Training – “Amalgamations and Reforms in Local Govt.” to be held Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March, 2012 at the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny.• Eures Cross Border Partnership Tourism Conference – What it takes to succeed in the Tourism Sector to be held Wednesday 28th March, 2012 at Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth.• Atlantic Conference 2012 to be held Thursday 29th March, 2012 at the Tullamore Court Hotel, O’Moore Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly.• Local Authority Members Association – Spring Seminar Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April, 2012 at the Tower Hotel, Waterford. DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCILLORS TO DECIDE ON ‘JUNKETS’ was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 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)last_img read more