BanKo Perlas whips Iriga-Navy

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We notice that we were playing way too slow,” said BanKo veteran middle hitter Sue Roces in Filipino. “That’s not how we play. And that’s why we couldn’t pull away in the match.”Iriga-Navy, fresh from scoring its first win in the conference at the expense of winless Akari-Adamson, managed to keep the sets close but just could not wrap things up despite the efforts of veterans Nene Bautista and Joanne Bunag.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 Chriss“So in the third set I told the team, ‘Hey let’s play quick,’ and that’s where we were able to control the third set,” added Roces. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 awardcenter_img Didal gets house, lot from NHA through PSC MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo Perlas demolished Iriga-Navy, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, Wednesday at the start of the second round of eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The Perlas Spikers, using speed as their weapon of choice, thus halted their two-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Comic Music

first_imgBy the time Joseph Dean was twenty, he not only sang well, he also wrote his own songs. Since then, he has utilized every possible means to nurture his talent by himself.After two years of getting himself ready through practice, in 2006, the singer dropped six hip-co inspired songs. Sadly, all six singles failed to cement a spot for him in the market. Still struggling to make his mark in the industry, Dean moved to the then Studio 57. But his hope of being a sold-out artist was short-lived after yet another single – ‘Ladies Night’ – failed to impress the listening public.“I did a lot of good songs but each one of them failed to highlight my music career. I tried and tried, but nothing was working. I moved from hip-co to dancehall music and did a song called ‘Ladies Night’ with my group; still things did not change. The group was called US-2,” Joseph recalled.Frustrated over his stalled music career, Joseph Dean took a break from music to focus on another of his many talents – comedy. Although it was slow coming, the popularity he was looking for through music he finally found in comedy. Soon, he capitalized on his newfound status by venturing into the business side of his art by promoting big companies like Cellcom, Dstv and Novafone.However, Dean still wanted to make an impact through music. That was when he had the brilliant idea to blend his two passions, music and comedy, to see what comes out of it. “In less than a year I was making an impact. I felt relieved when I made the discussion to come back to music after so many years of absence. I always knew from day one that I had the talent to succeed in music. It was just that I placed it in the wrong genre at first. My first comic song was with DenG called ‘Do Let Me See’ and it received a lot of good reviews from music lovers. I will always remember Stone Luckshine for his motivation that inspired me to do comic music, and also DenG,” he said.Immediately after the success of his first comic song, Dean dropped the second ‘Lappa Baby,’ which was followed by ‘Spoil You with Love,’ which rocked the industry. The songs’ catchy hooks and great instrumentals make them continue to be crowd favorites at parties, shows and over the airwaves.Although he has slowed down on producing music for now, Joseph Dean said he is doing so hoping to get a good management team that understands the business side of music. Maybe his third coming would be the stuff of legend. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Summer season means Wheatbelt Baseball League

first_imgWith winter behind us and the grass turning green, the baseball season is rapidly approaching.On Thursday, May 19, the Fort St. John Black Sox will be playing their first game of the 2011 season in the Wheatbelt Baseball League.- Advertisement -The Sox will be kicking off their fifth season against the Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder, which will be taking place at the college diamonds, located after Fish Creek. The game will be played at the farthest diamond from the college and will begin at 7 p.m.This year’s list of teams includes the Fort St. John Black Sox, the Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder, the Rycroft Rage, the Peace River Stampeders and the Grimshaw Huskies.As of right now both Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek were unable to field teams for the season.Unlike the previous season where attendance was a bit of an issue, this year the Black Sox have a full roster of committed players, hoping to bring the team back to its 2008 championship winning caliber.Advertisementlast_img read more

Jimmie Johnson 3-peats in Vegas

first_imgLAS VEGAS – It would be far more interesting, and much more fun, if Jimmie Johnson decided to take a lap or two off at the start of each race. He could sit back, relax and watch the other NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers grip the wheel and grit their teeth for the first couple laps, then enter the fray when he felt it would be enough of a challenge. Johnson won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 in front of a crowd of 156,000, shrugging off a new track design and a costly penalty midway through the race to take the Vegas title for the third straight year. Time and again, Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus have figured out how to transform a car that doesn’t seem competitive and turn it into a winner, overcome a fluke mistake or finish strong when everyone else has counted them out for various reasons. “We’re really pretty sick on this team,” Knaus said. “These guys really ramp up when it’s go time. & When the chips are down, that’s when these guys buckle in the hardest because they want to win the race.” Johnson beat teammate Jeff Gordon by a healthy 2.795-second margin, with Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and points leader Mark Martin rounding out the top five. The rest of the top 10 included Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray. Stewart was one of the drivers who predicted terrible consequences as a result of the track’s increased banking and the tires’ rock-hard, stiff complexion. But after three cautions in the first 18 laps, the fears of a wreck-fest like the one in Saturday’s Busch Series race never really materialized. “I expected it to be one of the most painful days on the racetrack that we’ve ever had,” Martin said. “All the drivers did a fabulous job. They were very careful around each other.” There wasn’t even a track record for cautions – it was one yellow flag short. Instead, the new track records were 16 different race leaders and 28 lead changes. Kenseth said the drivers themselves were responsible for the lack of cautions, because the conditions were still slick and treacherous. “When you got alongside of somebody you were just scared to death you were going to wreck,” he said. “It was hard to drive by yourself, but it was almost impossible when you were side-by-side.” Johnson had to drive through a minefield of slipping and sliding race cars after a penalty on lap 110 of the 267-lap race. He had led 28 laps up to that point, but one of his crew members let a tire roll away during a pit stop. NASCAR issues a penalty when a tire crosses the pit-box line. As a result, Johnson re-started in 25th place. “The fortunate thing is when we’ve had bad luck, we’ve had a good car,” said Johnson, who said he scraped the wall at one point during the race. “When you have a good car, it makes it look easy. It’s not all that easy, but it worked out.” Johnson battled Jeff Burton for the lead with 30 laps to go, but Burton eventually dropped back due to an electrical problem and finished 15th. Gordon, who dominated the race at one point and led 111 laps, was unable to challenge his Hendrick Motorsports teammate on a restart with 13 laps remaining, and Johnson simply pulled away for another of his trademark wins. “He and that team are fighters – they don’t give up,” Gordon said. “They proved that today and they prove that every win they have.” Knaus, who is regarded as one of the top crew chiefs in the garage for his ability to adjust the race car at the track, said his team responds well when it needs a gut check. “It’s a deep desire that these guys are able to pull from the inner depths of themselves to make it happen,” Knaus said with a serious look on his face. “Did you say inner depths?” a smiling Johnson said, turning to his crew chief. “Wow. That’s deeper than your standard stuff.” Johnson, who won his 24th career race, sits fourth in the points standings behind Martin, Gordon and Burton. Martin has insisted he isn’t running the full season schedule despite leading the points. He is supposed to sit out the Bristol race in two weeks and miss a race weekend for the first time since 1987. “No change yet,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Apparently, the more adversity Johnson’s team faces, the more likely it is to arrive in Victory Lane. NASCAR’s Comeback Kid did it again on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, turning the largest sporting event west of Texas into another display of how exactly he became one of the circuit’s greatest drivers. last_img read more

Vegas priest pleads guilty to attacking church soloist

first_imgThe woman was a professional singer who performed with Engelbert Humperdinck and starred in “Folies Bergere” in the 1980s. She sang at the church and was hired by Chaanine in October as the parish events coordinator. She accused Chaanine of hitting her in the head with a wine bottle Jan. 26, stomping on her hand, groping her and choking her until she began praying. She said he suddenly stopped and fled. Chaanine was arrested almost a week later near Phoenix. The woman was treated for a broken hand and a gash on the head, authorities said. Both sides characterized Chaanine’s relationship with his accuser as more than priest and parishioner, but they did not say the two were romantically involved. Bishop Joseph Pepe, the head of the Las Vegas Diocese, issued the a statement Thursday characterizing the church community as saddened, and saying he prayed for “unity and strength” in the congregation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Neither the woman nor her lawyer were immediately reached for comment. Chaanine, 53, remained held at the Clark County jail on $1 million bail pending sentencing Nov. 1. The battery charge carries a maximum prison term of six to 15 years, but Chaanine could be eligible for probation, officials said. He remains suspended by the Diocese of Las Vegas. The district attorney said that as a convicted felon, Chaanine would “probably never be a priest again.” Deputy Public Defender Scott Coffee said Chaanine took responsibility for the attack, but “vehemently denies there was any sexual assault.” LAS VEGAS – A Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty to felony battery with a deadly weapon in an attack on a church soloist at his Las Vegas parish office early this year. The Rev. George Chaanine admitted Thursday in Clark County District Court that he smashed a wine bottle over the 54-year-old woman’s head at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church in January. Prosecutors dropped other charges, including attempted murder and sexual assault. “Our prosecutors analyzed the case, they spoke with the victim, and she thought it was best to resolve this case short of trial,” District Attorney David Roger said. last_img read more


first_imgFrank Shouldice, playwright has very kindly offered to donate the proceeds from the preview night on Monday 8th October of his play Marie Clare to the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre.The play will be shown in Theatre 36, Dublin and we would encourage people to go along to a fantastic play and support a very worthy cause.Tickets are on sale  PROCEEDS FROM PLAY WILL GO TOWARDS DONEGAL RAPE CRISIS CENTRE was last modified: October 4th, 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) Tags:PROCEEDS FROM PLAY WILL GO TOWARDS DONEGAL RAPE CRISIS CENTRElast_img read more


first_imgDD Exclusive: GARDAI are investigating a sickening arson attack on a family in Co Donegal.Arsonists set fire to outbuildings at a farm before setting a van alight in the early hours of this morning.The incident happened at Ballyheerin, 2kms from Kilmacrennan. The family – well-known local farmers – are said to be ‘distraught’ after losing a large amount of horse equipment including bridles and carts.The farmer and his daughter discovered the fire this morning.“They’ve lost all their equipment for their horses, some of it of sentimental value,” said one family friend today.“It was definitely arson. The van was set on fire as well. “They’re just lucky that whoever set this fire didn’t burn the house down too, otherwise we could be looking at a murder inquiry today.”People in the area are shocked at the incident, the second high-profile crime in the townland in recent times.Several months ago an elderly woman was robbed in her home in the area.It’s understood Gardai are investigating a definite line of enquiry in relation to today’s incident. GARDAI INVESTIGATE SICKENING ARSON ATTACK ON FAMILY was last modified: March 30th, 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:arson attackdonegalGARDAI INVESTIGATE SICKENING ARSON ATTACK ON FAMILYkilmacrennanlast_img read more


first_imgFormer 2FM DJ Nikki Hayes and her Letterkenny boyfriend Frank Black are celebrating after giving birth to their first child.Nikki and FrankThe couple welcomed the arrival of daughter Farrah Rose.Nikki left RTE but is now working with Spin 103. The couple plan to marry in 2014. DJ NIKKI AND DONEGAL BOYFRIEND GET EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT! was last modified: December 23rd, 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:daughterfrank blackletterkennynikki hayeslast_img read more

Rugby Cranes thrashed in Windhoek

first_imgNamibia (in blue) took charge of the game from start to finishAfrica Rugby Gold Cup 2018Namibia 55-06 UgandaHage Geingob Windhoek, NamibiaSaturday, 16-06-2018.On Saturday, The Uganda Rugby Cranes faced of with African giants Namibia in the first game of the 2018 Rugby African Gold Cup, which also acts as a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.The Cranes struggled to find gather any momentum throughout the game and ended up losing by a stunning 55-6 to the four time past winners of the Cup, Namibia at the Hage Geingob stadium in Windhoek.It only took seven minutes for the Namibian team to put points on the scoreboard after brilliant play from the right wing to the left found right flanker Janco Venter who scored their opening try and Cliven Loubser made no mistake from the spot.Namibia struck once again in the 12th minute through Johann Greyling who was too strong and fast for the Ugandan’s struggling defance. Venter converted from the spot.Uganda had a chance of bringing themselves back into the game when the referee awarded them a penalty in the 16th minute but a poor taken penalty by their scrum half Aaron Ofoyrwoth kept the score line the same.Uganda did not score a single try against Namibia on SaturdayIn the 18th minute the Welwitschias scored their third try of the match from a lineout after a brilliant driving maun saw their hooker Orbet Nortje add to their score once more with Loubser scoring the conversion to make the score 21-0.Before the half time break Namibia’s team captain Johan Deysel score one more try for his team in the 27th minute but Loubser miss from the spot.Uganda were once more given a penalty in the 34th minutes and James Ijongat made no mistake as he added his team’s first points on the scoreboard.The half time score was 26-3 in favour of the home team.In the second half it was still a one-way affair as the Namibians ran in five more tries compared to their opponents who only scored a penalty.Namibia’s tries in the second half were scored by hooker, Louis van der Westhuizen who scored two , left flanker Wian Conradie scored one, Greyling scored his second try of the match, while full back Chrysander Botha who made his 50th cap on the day also added to the score board with his try in the 66th minute of the match.Ijongat scored his second penalty for the Rubgy Cranes while Ofoyrwoth missed a penalty once more in the second half.Out of the five tries that were scored by Namibia in the second half only two were converted. Loubser converted once while substitute Pieter Steenkamp converted the other.Uganda looked out of sorts for the entire 80 minutes as the defence struggled to cope with the athleticism of their Namibian counter-parts.The kicking also left a lot to be desired but with Philip Wakorach coming back in the next fixture, it will be a huge boost for John Duncan’s men.Wokorach was rested for the game on Saturday after allegedly accumulated fatigue during the just concluded Dubai sevens.The Cranes will next travel to Kenya on 7th-July before hosting Tunisia at the start of August in their first home game of the competition.The last two fixtures will also be at home and will see Uganda host Morocco and Zimbabwe on 11th and 18th of August respectively.The top side in the Gold cup advances to the 2019 Rugby World cup while the runners up advances to a repechage tournament for a final chance to attain qualification.Comments Tags: john duncanRugby Cranestoplast_img read more

Surge in An Post profits at the expense of rural communities – Ó Fearraigh

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has criticized both the Government and Management at An Post over what he’s describing as the ‘shameful showboating’ of its recent set of finance results which seen profits at the State-owned company jump by 400 per cent to €41M last year.The figures come following the closure of 151 mainly rural post office over the last number of months, including 17 branches in Donegal – something Ó Fearraigh says shows that decision makers are choosing to put profits ahead of rural communities.Cllr Ó Fearraigh said “Last week, Management at An Post announced that the company had a record year after seing its profits surge by 400 per cent to €41m for 2018. “It was reported that this compared to profits of over €8m in 2017, after revenues at the firm rose by 7 per cent over the last 12 months to almost €900m.“While these figures were being heralded as proof that the company’s transformation and restructuring plans were paying off it cannot be overlooked that these very healthy financial results have come at the expense of rural Ireland.”Last summer An Post announced that the company had made the decision to shut 151 post offices, mainly in rural communities.In Donegal 17 towns and villages lost their post office as a result. He added “Despite the huge blow these closures have dealt to rural communities here, both the Government and Management of An Post see nothing wrong with engaging in shameful showboating when it boasted last week about how much extra money the firm has racked in over the past year.“As many people will recall, I have long voiced my opposition to the removal of postal services from our small towns and villages yet Fine Gael is on a mission to decimate some of our most remote and rural communities simply to make a quick buck.“Clearly, the Government has decided to put profits ahead of people again on this occasion – they should hang their heads in shame.”Surge in An Post profits at the expense of rural communities – Ó Fearraigh was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 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)last_img read more