MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)Brooklyn forward Caris LeVert felt the pain in his right foot, and thought it was just a sprain.That is, until he looked down.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 award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Greek prosecutor investigates TV slur against Giannis Antetokounmpo’s older brother LATEST STORIES Brooklyn visits Miami on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A week removed from dislocating his right foot — a grotesque injury that looked so much worse than what it actually was — LeVert spoke out Monday about what happened and his plans for the future.“The pain level felt like a regular sprain and I knew I kind of fell on the side of my ankle,” LeVert said, talking to reporters at the Nets’ facility in Brooklyn, New York. “And obviously when I looked at it, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s messed up.’”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 ChrissSomehow, the worst was over within a few minutes of him getting hurt on Nov. 12 at Minnesota. After he was wheeled off the court and taken to the back of the arena, medical staff popped his foot back into place — the most painful part of the whole experience, LeVert said. He was taken to a hospital for further tests that night, learned there was no other major damage, and he wound up flying home with the Nets that night.“Obviously, I’m very blessed, because it could have been a lot worse,” LeVert said. LeVert was having a breakout season for Brooklyn, with seven 20-point games already — matching the total from his first two full seasons in the NBA. He was averaging 18.4 points per game, which leads the Nets, and was posting career-best averages in scoring, rebounds and assists, along with a career-high shooting percentage from the floor.There’s no timetable for LeVert’s return, but the Nets say his coming back at some point this season is the expectation.“Initially, I was frustrated, felt kind of defeated,” LeVert said. “I felt like it wasn’t fair. But everything happens for a reason. It’s not a very, very, very serious injury to the point where the way I play basketball will be different. I feel like I’ll still be the same player. I’ll be a better player when I come back. I feel like maybe the time off is the best thing for me, maybe best for the team.”LeVert said his spirits were boosted by so many fans and players reaching out to him on social media. He said some players also got his phone number and sent texts, though he isn’t sure how some of them got the number.“It’s been great,” LeVert said. “It’s been overwhelming, for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Tampa Bay Devil Rays won the first arbitration decision of the year Saturday – against backup catcher Josh Paul. Paul sought a raise from $475,000 to $940,000 at Friday’s hearing. The Devil Rays countered with $625,000. Only one figure may be chosen, and the three arbitrators decided on the club’s offer. Paul is best known for a play during the 2005 playoffs while with the Angels. Umpire Doug Eddings ruled Paul did not glove Kelvim Escobar’s pitch before it hit the ground, allowing A.J. Pierzynski to reach base as the Chicago White Sox rallied in the ninthinning of Game 2.. Jeter weighs in on Williams’ plight: New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter said it would be “unfortunate” if longtime outfielder Bernie Williams doesn’t return to the team. “You never like to see that aspect, you know with Bernie, what he’s meant to the organization,” Jeter said Saturday in Tampa, Fla., at a baseball clinic. “I’m not up to date or up to par with all the negotiations and things like that. I would love to see Bernie come back.” Williams told reporters Friday night before playing guitar at a benefit concert that he plans to decline the Yankees’ offer to attend spring training on a minor-league contract. New York general manager Brian Cashman said there was no room for the 38-year-old Williams on the roster. “We love and respect Bernie, but with the dynamic of our roster, there’s not a spot,” Cashman told The NewYork Times. “We had a lot of conversations with him. I understand that he doesn’t want to accept a minor-league deal.”
0Shares0000Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 21, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 22 – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record equalling 11th consecutive victory.Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in City’s history, with his 177th goal for the club, a first-half penalty awarded after goalkeeper Nick Pope was judged to have tripped Bernardo Silva. City then wrapped up the win, and moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League, with two goals in the final 20 minutes from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane.City’s Premier League title chances were ruined by seven home draws last season, but they have dropped only two points so far this time, when they were held 1-1 by Everton in August.Guardiola is of the view that his players are more confident with a narrow lead now.Against Stoke last weekend, they won 7-2 after the visitors had briefly threatened to recover from an early three-goal deficit, while against Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday, City scored two early goals and then held on for a 2-1 win as their opponents came back.“Against Stoke, when it was 3-2, the team stayed stable. After Napoli got back to 2-1, it was the same,” Guardiola said.“Today it was a little bit more difficult, but we didn’t concede chances, and maybe last season, if it had been 1-0, and we had to play the second half with that score, we would have become more nervous and less controlled.“Maybe now in those moments, we don’t have that feeling. But football is up and down. Even with the confidence we have, the players know we can lose immediately.“That’s why it’s so important that every single day, every single minute, every single game, we try to do what we have to do.“When we do the right things, then our confidence increases and we can continue winning games, and that is so important for us.”– Something special –Aguero was playing for the first time since breaking a rib in a taxi crash in Amsterdam on September 28, and grew in confidence as the match went on.Guardiola indicated that the striker may get the chance to set a new club goalscoring record against Championship side Wolves in the League Cup on Tuesday.“When you are out for three weeks, it takes a while to get the rhythm back,” Guardiola said.“He needs minutes. He played today and may play on Tuesday. That’s important.“Today, he equalled the record, and as soon as possible, he is going to break it. That will be something special.”The award of the penalty from which Aguero scored caused considerable controversy, with Burnley’s players accusing Silva of exaggerating contact with Pope to win the kick.“It’s a penalty. The goalkeeper touched Bernardo with his right foot,” Guardiola said.Burnley manager Sean Dyche acknowledged that there was contact, but felt there was not enough for Silva to fall in the way that he did.“There’s minimal contact. I don’t know how the referee saw it, because it was that instant. To get that high off the floor with your arms above your head is almost a skill in itself,” he said.“I was quite impressed by how far he travelled. If I kicked my kid in the garden, I don’t think he’d fall like that.“There has to be a bit of honour in the game, where you go: ‘OK, he’s caught me, but that’s not enough’.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Shkodran Mustafi in action for Germany 1 Arsenal have been told to cough up £21million if they want to prise Shkodran Mustafi away from Valencia.The Gunners are in desperate need of a centre-back after Per Mertesacker was ruled out for several months with a knee injury.Manager Arsene Wenger has now promised to dip into the transfer market and the club have been linked with a number of targets.But, according to Plaza Deportiva, Arsenal are in talks with Valencia as they try to thrash out a deal for Mustafi.Wenger is a fan of the Germany international and the Spanish club are willing to agree a sale if their £21million asking price is met.The ball is now in Arsenal’s court regarding a deal and they are expected to make a decision this week regarding a formal offer.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Mooresville, a town of 26,823, has been christened “Race City USA,” a fit with the Boazes passion for auto racing. In better financial times, Vital Express sponsored Tony Stewart in one of the couple’s passions, automobile racing. Vital Express has sponsored NASCAR driver Stewart’s team but has severed that sponsorship along with its $2 million pledge for the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center because of the recent tough economy. The arts center had carried the company’s name since October 2004, though the company didn’t start paying on its pledge until 10 months later. So far, Vital Express donated $75,000 of the $2 million and has promised a total of $100,000. “We’re not doing any sponsorships anymore,” Boaz said. “We’ve cut everything – marketing, advertising, everything’s been cut.” Boaz said Vital Express, which also goes by the name of Vital Logistics, has franchise operations in Seattle, City of Industry, Houston, Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Charlotte, N.C., Los Angeles and Phoenix, with three more scheduled to open soon in Ontario, San Diego and Orlando, Fla. “I know I said we wanted 500 in five years, but that was too high,” Boaz said. “The magic number now is getting to 100. It just cost more than we anticipated.” VALENCIA – Skyrocketing workers’ compensation and the cost of doing business in California is driving shipping company Vital Express to relocate its franchise operations to North Carolina. Owner Dan Boaz, who once dreamed out loud of having 500 franchises in five years, said reality is forcing the company to look elsewhere for a place to grow. “We’ve been offered incentives, tax breaks mainly, in Mooresville,” he said of the Southern city. “There has always been this local office, this is the one Lisa and I started. But the franchise model has hurt us, costing us at least $1 million to try and duplicate what made us successful. We had to bring in outside players for management.” Boaz said local agencies offered no incentives to keep the company in Southern California. Dan will run the Mooresville office while Lisa runs the shipping operations that will remain in Santa Clarita. The couple will maintain dual residences. The relocation will not affect Vital’s operation in Santa Clarita. Boaz said key executives with the franchise side had already relocated from other cities to work here. The cost of fuel also has had a negative impact. “With daily consumer use of fuel, you see the price go up and down, but if you watch the diesel index, the cost of air and jet fuel have gone up and never come down. We’re an air freight company,” Boaz said. “In the state of California, the cost of insurance is outrageous. Worker’s comp, general liability, truck insurance costs have been going up for the last couple of years. Here, workers’ comp costs $27 per 100 employees; in Indiana, it’s $2 per 100, and in North Carolina, it’s $6 per 100.” The cost of housing also factored into the Boazes decision to move the growing franchise operation. Boaz cited difficulty in recruiting key people for management who can afford a nice home in Chicago or North Carolina and can’t afford to buy a home in Santa Clarita. “It’s difficult to get them to come live here when they can’t get anything for less than a million,” he said. “I’ve lived in this community for 20 years and it’s a big change in my life (to relocate). I will miss the people and community and my friends, but I have to do what’s right for our business.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The u12 girls hosted a well attended blitz in the Scarvey on Saturday morning, Carn, Urris, Malin and Moville were very welcome visitors, the club has noticed the rise in interest in the underage set up and wewere in a position to field 4 teams with all having the ability to compete on a par with the girls from the Inishowen peninsula. The event was sponsored by Supervalu, Buncrana who have been great supporters of these fun blitz’s, thanks to all the parents who provided refreshments as well, thanks to all the teams who traveled and for their co-operation and patience in what proved to be a congested Scarvey due to other matches taking place at the same time.On Tuesday night the girl’s under 14 team hosted Moville, who are probably the best team in Inis Eoghain indeed the County at this age group. The first half was very competitive and Buncrana competed well against this strong Moville side. Through some very effective tackling and good marking Moville only managed to score 1g 3p and if Buncrana had taken their scoring opportunities of which there were plenty they would have ended this half on top. In the second half the experienced Moville side dominated the play and showed why they are one of the top teams in the competition. Despite their dominance the Buncrana girls never gave up and chased the game right till the final whistle. It was a good team performance from the girls and the girls introduced as subs also made a valuable contribution to the game. Hopefully our youthful team will learn a lot from this game and use it to their advantage over the remaining games.Our u14 hurler’s added the Donegal League title at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny on Thursday night. They were up against old rivals Aodh Ruadh. The boys knew they would be up against strong physical Ballyshannon side, but our lads were more than a match for them, the boys were slow to start and went in at half-time 3 points to 2 down. The dressing room was not a place for the faint hearted and all were asked for improvement and to a man they did. The second half was a different story and we began to pull away the second half was capped with a fine goal from youngest player on the pitch Aaron Craig, nodoubt it will be the first of many. The backs all stood up when it mattered, PJ McCarron, Aedan Stokes, Sam Doherty and James Doherty all impressed, the midfield duo of Paul Nelson and Darren Doherty werethe driving force in the second half revival, the lively Dylan Duffy chipped in with 1:2 and will be happy with his hours work other scorers incuded Sam Doherty 1:1,Aaron Craig 1:0,Tom Clare 0.2, Craig Doherty 0.1. This result helps to build for the upcoming trip to Galway and next up is an away trip to Ballybofey to play McCumhaill’s on Thursday evening in the Championship semi final.*** All mangers are asked to check with Martin Mullan on 087 246 8108 about the availability of both pitches as there has been a number of fixture clashes lately. *** Congratulations to John Doherty and his new bride Tina Patton who were married last Friday. John spoke passionately of his affection for and affiliation to Buncrana GAA Club. He went on to thank the club for the guidance given to him over the years and the personal development it provided and John is someone the club is rightly proud of.PJ McCarron deverves great praise for the excellent organisation and success of the Buncrana GAA Club Annual Golf Classic hosted by the superb North West Golf Club in Lisfannon all day Saturday. Former player and current NWGC Captain Mr. Eugene O’Connell spoke sincerely about his admiration for the Club and comment on how it was the single most important organisation in every town and village for the social development and physical well-being of our youth. The club wishes to thank Captain Eugene and all staff and members who ensured the day was a great success.A number of legends of the GAA took part including Anthony Tohill of Derry and Monaghan’s Noody Hughes and indeed a big thanks to all members and competitors who played on the day.Buncrana GAA Club wishes to thank all sponsors, players, staff and officers of the NWGC, Cathy for keeping PJ right, Gary Duffy for keeping time, the spotters and Demi and girls that sold raffle tickets, Mickey and Charlie for the entertainment and Cindy for the photography. The day would not have been what it was without the one and only PJ McCarron. His workrate and enthusiasm to ensure success was rewarded with a dry day and well done to him and all who assisted. Best of luck to senior player Ryan Bradley as Donegal aim for a semi-final berth against Tyrone in Breffni Park this Sunday as they take on Cavan.A date for this year’s club barbecue has been set at Saturday the 13th August, more details will become available nearer the time.If you are clearing out your wardrobe or just looking to get rid of old clothes you can help raise much needed funds for the club by putting them into the clothes bank at the Scarvey at any time.Attached photo, Malachy McCann, Paul McGonigle, Anthony Tohill & Gary Duffy.The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 31st May in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 01-09-18-24.There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €1,975 Lotto Plus draw were 01-10-19-32. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Lynda Grant, Ballinglera, Leitrim;Siabhra O’Flaherty, C/o Bar;Liam Poet, Bookies;Peter McKinney, Marion Park;Paddy McMyler, Grianan Park.For the purposes of hygiene and efficiency all players at ALL levels should bring their own water to all training sessions, from seniors down.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767). If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. 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A Donegal pensioner, who used viagra on occasion to rape his five grand-daughters, has failed in an appeal against the severity of his sentence.The man, who is aged 88, cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for 15 reasons.He had pleaded guilty to 45 sample counts of rape, indecent assault, sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault at various locations in the community where he lived between July 1993 and September 2009. He was sentenced to 15 years, with three years suspended, last November.The Court of Criminal Appeal heard today heard his lawyers argued that the 15-year sentence was too severe given his age and poor heath.But Ms Justice Fidelma Macken found that the sentence imposed and the suspended element of that sentence was “wholly acceptable” and refused his appeal.Ends88 YEAR OLD PENSIONER LOSES APPEAL AGAINST RAPE CHARGE SENTENCE was last modified: November 7th, 2011 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:88 YEAR OLDdonegalPENSIONERrape
Donegal County Council today thanks fire service personnel and the public for their work in recent weeks.In a statement the council said it wished to acknowledge the work of the Fire Service who have responded to 163 wildfire incidents since the 28th March 2013.“Donegal County Council also wishes to thank the members of the Civil Defence, the Garda Siochana, Coillte and the members of the public who acted in a support role or who offered their assistance to the fire service during the recent spate of gorse fires,” said a spokeswoman. “Many areas of the County will remain susceptible to wild fires when the current period of light rainfall comes to an end. Donegal County Council is appealing to land owners and members of the public to continue to be vigilant and to exercise caution when the current period of light rainfall comes to an end and to continue to take all necessary measures to prevent gorse, heather, forestry and similar fires.“Land owners and members of the public are urged to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Services by phoning 999 or 112.”She added: “Wildfires can spread rapidly and get out of control causing unnecessary damage and putting houses, property and possibly life at risk. These fires also interfere with wildlife breeding and nesting and, in many cases, can decimate the local wildlife population.“Donegal County Council would also like to remind landowners and members of the public that under the Wildlife Act 1976 and the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 it is an offence to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated between 1st day of March and 31st day of August in any year. “The Council is also urging people not to engage in activities that could contribute to wildfires.” DONEGAL FIREFIGHTERS DEALT WITH 163 WILD FIRES, SAYS COUNCIL IN TRIBUTE TO TEAMS was last modified: April 12th, 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:DONEGAL FIREFIGHTERS DEALT WITH 163 WILD FIRESSAYS COUNCIL IN TRIBUTE TO TEAMS
The minister was recently on a two-day visit to India to promote South Africa as a tourism destination and highlight the potential and importance of India as a source market for tourism to South Africa. Air connectivity between the two countries is also good, with South African Airways operating four frequencies a week, while Jet Airways operates five times a week. There are also daily flights from eight different cities via Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. South Africa also recently won the bid to host the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) Convention, which attracts an average of 1 000 delegates, excluding accompanying parties. This will be held in KwaZulu-Natal in November this year. SATSA is currently in the process of training over 1 000 Indian travel agents and tour operators to ensure they have the necessary skills and experience to sell South Africa. Some 67 039 Indian tourists travelled to South Africa between January and September 2011, 29% more than over the same period in 2010. ‘Massive growth potential’ Travel agents convention “The number of Indian tourists travelling from India to South Africa has steadily increased by over 122% between 2005 and 2010, and South Africa is continuing to attract Indian tourists in great numbers,” he said at a networking event in Mumbai on Sunday. Since 2005, South African Tourism has been promoting the destination very successfully in India. India is ranked 7th in overseas top 20 source markets for South African Tourism. Rising incomes, changing attitudes and a desire to travel abroad increase demand for outbound travel. The TAFI Convention is a major milestone and the first of landmark events following the alliance formed between TAFI and Southern Africa Tourism Association (SATSA), and it will give the Indian Travel fraternity great exposure to South Africa. “The importance of India as a source market for South Africa cannot be underscored as India is an emerging travel market with massive growth potential,” Van Schalkwyk said. “India’s economic growth is also expected to continue over the next 40 years and by 2050, India is expected to be among the top-three global economies.” The conference serves as a platform for professional development, tourism information and intelligence exchange as well as a super familiarisation trip where delegates get to explore the tourism potential and attractions of the hosting region. 31 January 2012 South Africa is also bidding to host the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) Convention in 2013. South Africa’s world-renowned events and lifestyle offerings have struck a chord with the Indian traveller eager to experience a unique destination with a range of choices to suit every budget, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn, soybeans and a solar eclipse! All three should make the 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour very interesting.I was on one of nearly 40 teams of four that will venture out into the great unknown. As we spider-webbed our way from Ohio west and from the Dakotas east, covering 80% of the corn and soybean regions of the United States, we dug a little deeper into the nearly harvest-ready corn and the soybean fields.In general we found abundant variability throughout the east and crops that have a long way to go.Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Tour averagesThe U.S. corn crop estimate was 13.953 billion bushels with an average yield of 167.1 bushels per acre. The U.S. soybean crop is 4.331 billion bushels with an average yield of 48.5 bushels per acre, according to Farm Journal.These estimates are based on assumptions for normal weather through September. Weather will be especially important as an earlier-than-normal frost/freeze would damage later-maturing corn and soybeans. We raised harvested soybean acres by 500,000 to 89.231 million acres. Initial Farm Service Agency Certified acreage indicated soybean acres will be higher than estimated than in the June Acreage Report. We made no change to corn acreage.Ohio corn averaged 163 bushels per acre. Soybeans averaged 53 bushels per acre. Indiana corn averaged 171 bushels per acre. Soybeans averaged 54.5 bushels per acre. Illinois corn averaged 181 bushels per acre. Soybeans averaged 55.5 bushels per acre. Iowa corn averaged 183 bushels per acre. Soybeans averaged 53.5 bushels per acre. Minnesota corn averaged 184 bushels per acre. Soybeans averaged 48.5 bushels per acre. Nebraska corn averaged 180.5 bushels per acre. Soybeans averaged 56.5 bushels per acre. South Dakota corn averaged 138 bushels per acre. Soybeans averaged 40.5 bushels per acre.