Lights back at Waterhouse

first_imgNight matches will be played at Waterhouse mini-stadium for the first time this season when the Drewsland-based club tackles high-riding Tivoli Gardens in a 6 p.m. game on Sunday. Late games at the Drewsland complex were suspended last season when the team struggled to find wins and support dwindled. The hosting of night games this season has been delayed by technical difficulties. light-pole. A problem light pole has now been changed, and it is all systems go for Sunday. Club chairman Bruce Bicknell believes that the return to night matches is a major boost for the team. “We haven’t done it (play) under the lights because of two reasons. We were changing one of the light-poles. We were changing it from a woodenpole to a steelpole. It has been out for three months because we had to fabricate huge steel pipes then take down the wooden poles and put on back the lights, so it was a tedious process. “The next thing is cost containment. The cost of running the lights is very high, but we decided to give it a try,” he told The Gleaner. Bicknell believes that the return of the lights and night matches is a positive move for the club, which is currently struggling at second from bottom. “We get a much larger turn out under the lights. The fact that you are bringing back the lights will be more reason for the crowd to come out and support the team and give them a lot more confidence to play better,” he said. He also believes that the return of the light has coincided perfectly with the hiring of new coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey. “I’ve known ‘Admiral’ for a long time as I worked with him at Olympic Football Club. He’s not only a good coach technically, but he is an incredible motivator, and he’s like a father figure for players,” Bicknell added.last_img read more

ONE: Kevin Belingon willing to face Bibiano Fernandes again

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Eduard Folayang, Team Lakay big winners at 2018 Global Martial Arts AwardsFernandes scored several takedowns throughout the fight and a couple of armbar attempts while Belingon showed his much-improved ground defense as well as his lethal striking that was punctuated by a solid counter right hand that decked Fernandes late in the fourth round.“I’m confident with my ground game. I was calm even when he was on top of me,” Belingon said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal SINGAPORE — Kevin Belingon said he would be willing to face Bibiano Fernandes for the third time shortly after the Filipino star avenged his opening-round loss in their first meeting two years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Durham, Bolts show tremendous heart in surviving 6 do-or-die games Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Belingon earned a split decision win over Fernandes late Friday night to become the undisputed bantamweight champion in the headliner of ONE: Heart of the Lion at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.READ: Kevin Belingon ends Fernandes’ reign, becomes undisputed ONE bantamweight kingFEATURED 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“I’m a fighter, I’m a professional so I will take any fight,” he said.It was a close fight between the two in their rematch with both fighters having their moments. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Bacoor nails huge road win behind Banal heroics

first_imgGlacier-like pace of SEA Games organizing continues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAVAO CITY—Bacoor City put General Santos City’s once-promising campaign on the brink with a stunning 90-80 victory on the road, while top seed Davao Occidental shrugged off a sluggish start to move within a win of a second-round spot in the South division playoffs of the MPBL Datu Cup.League MVP frontrunner Gab Banal and Mark Montuano dished out career-best outputs as the fourth-seeded Strikers avenged their elimination round loss to the Warriors at RMC Gym here and also closed in on a duel with the No. 1 Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Banal, who finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, vowed to finish off the Warriors in Game 2 in their home floor at Lagao Gym on Saturday.“We just won Game 1 and we know the war is far from over,” said Banal. “But we will take Game 2.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMontuano had his best game for the Strikers, finishing with 23 points and nine rebounds. The Strikers also drew a superb defensive effort from King Destacamento who finished with five points and five blocks.Bacoor led by as many as 11 points early, before the Warriors came storming back behind Jorem Morada, whose triple gave the Mindanao team a 64-55 lead in the third period. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Destacamento and Eric Acuna helped Bacoor close out the third period with a 10-2 burst, before Montuano’s big shots, in the end, helped seal the win.With Mark Yee tallying his 14th double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds, the Tigers turned back the No. 8 Cebu City Sharks, 82-67, in the second game.Davao was held to just 12 points in the first 14 minutes of action, before Bonbon Custodio came alive late in the second period, allowing the Tigers to take control.Custodio finished with 18 points, while Leo Najorda and Billy Robles added 11 each for the Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Theft and Abduction Update

first_img26-year old, Keisha Horseman of Grande Prairie has been charged with kidnapping, Theft of a motor vehicle, abandoning a child, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.22 year old, David Michael Smith also of Grande Prairie has been charged with kidnapping, theft of a motor vehicle, abandoning a child, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and 6 counts of failing to comply with a recognizance.The youth, whose name cannot be released has been charged with kidnapping, theft of a motor vehicle, abandoning a child, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and 2 counts of failing to comply with probation.- Advertisement -Keisha Horseman and David Smith have been remanded into custody, and the youth has been released on an undertaking.All three will appear in court Monday March 3rd at 9am.last_img read more

Murray, Leonard shine as Nuggets, Raptors go level

first_img0Shares0000Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets dribbles around Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard during the second half of game four of the Western Conference playoff series © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Steve DYKESLOS ANGELES, United States, May 6 – Jamal Murray scored 34 points, including six clutch free throws down the stretch to lift the Denver Nuggets to a gritty 116-112 NBA playoff win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.The 22-year-old Canadian Murray combined with Serbian Nikola Jokic to form a dynamic scoring duo as the Nuggets squared their second round Western Conference series at two games each. It was a quick turnaround from the Trail Blazers’ 140-137 quadruple overtime victory in Friday’s game three.Game four didn’t last nearly as long as that three hour, 35 minute marathon, but it was another back-and-forth battle highlighted by Murray’s precision shooting and a fourth playoff triple-double from Jokic.“The biggest part was mental,” said Murray on playing two playoff games just 40 hours apart. “We know what to do physically but that was a draining game and we had to come back with energy and face a great team.“We were able to get what we wanted on offence and the stops on defense.”Jokic had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second straight triple-double and Murray, who led all scorers, was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line for Denver, who handed Portland their first playoff loss at home this season.Two free throws by Murray increased the Nuggets’ edge to 112-108 with 13 seconds on the clock.After Damian Lillard scored on a layup with 7.7 seconds remaining, Murray hit a pair of free throws to make it 114-110 with 6.7 seconds to play.CJ McCollum scored on a long two-point shot to cut it to 114-112 with 4.4 seconds to go, but Murray clinched it with another pair at the line with 3.4 seconds left.“I love free throws,” said Murray, the son of Jamaican immigrants who moved to Kitchener, Ontario where he was born. “Everybody knows I love free throws. My team trusts me.”Said Nuggets coach Mike Malone, “Jamal has got a tremendous amount of grit. You think about how young we are and going on the road to win a tough game four in a hostile environment. For Jamal to be a centrepiece of that is phenomenal.”McCollum had 29 points and Lillard added 28 for the Trail Blazers.Game five is Tuesday at Denver.Elsewhere, Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to propel the Toronto Raptors to a 101-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers that knotted their Eastern Conference series at two games apiece.Spanish center Marc Gasol added 16 points and Kyle Lowry contributed 14 for the Raptors, who held ailing Sixers center Joel Embiid to 11 points on two-of-seven shooting from the field.The Raptors will try to seize a series lead when the action shifts back to Toronto for game five on Tuesday.After losing back-to-back games, Leonard said the Raptors’ mindset was to “come in and play hard”.“The whole team concept was coming in and playing harder, being smarter and take your shots,” Leonard said. “We needed it. This is a big win, but we’ve got to come back and get it for game five.”Leonard scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a first half that finished with the Raptors holding a narrow 47-45 lead.It was the first time in his career that he notched at least 15 points and 10 rebounds in a half.After seven lead changes in the third quarter, the increasingly physical encounter was tied 75-75 heading into the fourth.Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard dribbles the ball against Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons in the Raptors’ 101-96 NBA playoff victory over the 76ers © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Mitchell LeffThe Raptors were clinging to a 91-90 lead when Leonard drained a step-back three-pointer over a reaching Embiid with 1:01 left to play and three seconds left on the shot clock.It put Toronto up 94-90 and the 76ers wouldn’t get the gap below four points from there.“I just saw there were about three seconds left on the clock,” Leonard said of the clutch basket. “(Embiid’s) so long so I just I just tried to fade away and shoot it over the top of him and luckily it went down.”The 76ers made connected on just five of 21 attempts from the field in the fourth quarter, missing nine straight in one span, and the Raptors made seven free throws down the stretch to seal it.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgLottoAs a result of training being cancelled on Friday evening a number of lotto tickets were not returned for entry into this weeks draw. In the interest of fairness the Club decided not to have a draw this weekend. However next weekend there will be a double draw and all tickets sold last week and this week will be entered into both draws.Jackpot next week will be €4,240 Senior MenThe senior men were away to Lifford last weekend and were unlucky not to come away with a share of the spoils as a Lifford goal in the last minute gave them the points on a scoreline of 1-10 to 10 points. This was a tit for tat game with neither side able to break clear. The sides went into halftime level at six points apiece and the second half pretty much followed the trend of the first with the two sides trading point for point. It continued this way right to the end before a goal for Lifford snatched them victory.Senior LadiesThe senior ladies made it four out of four in the league with a win over Dungloe on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-1. Despite not having had a game for five weeks the girls flew out of the starting blocks and soon built up a lead that they were never going to relinquish. This was a hard game for the girls as the two teams played eleven a side due to a shortage of players. This meant that there was a lot of ground to cover and the girls did so brilliantly and never let up on the intensity for the whole game. Player of the match was our newest county player Orla Harrisson and she was ably assisted by Bridgeen Devenny, Karen Peoples and Aisling McBride. next up for the girls is championship on the 8th July. Under 14 GirlsThe under 14 girls had a great win over local rivals Termon last week on a scorline of 5-12 to 0-1. This was a great team performance from the girls as they dominated the game from start to finish. The girls have now qualified for the county semi-final next Tuesday with their opponents and the venue to be announced. Best of luck to Marty, Annie, Louis and all the panel.Alcohol and substance abuse policyThe club will shortly launch an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy(ASAP). The draft policy document can be viewed on the club website at www.milford.gaa.donegal.ie. The club would welcome the views of parents andmembers on this policy, if you have any comments or suggestions please contactus at milforddonegalgaa@gmail.comCúlCamps Kelloggs cúlcamp will be held at Milford from 2/7/12/ to 6/7/12. To register on-line and for more information go towww.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps. If you wish to take part contact Shaun Paul at 086-6052169.FundamentalsFundamentals continue at the pitch every Friday at 6pm.Website For all the latest information and news check out the new look club website at www.milford.gaa.donegal.ieGAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 26th, 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:GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Letterkenny Athletic Club: Brendan Boyce walks himself into history books!

first_imgA whirlwind of a week for Letterkenny AC. From Manor to Rio and more in between.Brendan Boyce walked himself into the history books this week with an outstanding top 20 finish in the gruelling 50k walk in the Olympic Games.Conditions were hot and humid which were reflected in the number of athletes that failed to finish. Brendan as always left nothing behind in what is his best global performance to date. The Manor 5k started the week locally with a range of podium finishes in the senior, 40s , 50s and 60s categories. Anthony Doherty was a clear winner with 2 and half minutes to spare in 16.25. Barry Mackey claimed O50 spot in 20.23, Richard Raymond not to be out done claimed the O60 title in 21.47, Cathal Roarty’s efforts also gained him a podium place in O50 in 22.40. Marian Kerr led the women home in winning O40 category in 23.27. Other club runners were Stephen Shields in 21.24, Danny Sharkey in 23.38, Pat and Rachael McKenna.Olympian Sinead Jennings was welcomed home to Letterkenny town after her fantastic 6th place in the Olympic lightweight double sculls to a warm reception from club members along with other sports clubs, schools , family and friends expertly co-ordinated by Sean McFadden.Fionnuala Diver continued her excellent form in winning the Brockagh 6k in 23.14 finishing 5th overall in the race.The Donegal Half Marathon and marathon was a great success again this year with lots of positive feedback on the support, volunteers and the professional organisation of the event.The half marathon in particular was a goal for many club runners and indeed provided a plethora of personal bests for many along with podium finishes. Pauric Breslin was a popular winner of what was his first Half Marathon and it culminates a remarkable season of podium finishes and significant lowering of personal bests over 5k, 10k and now HM in 75.24Monica McGranaghan with an unbroken record of substantial PBs finished 2nd in Women’s race in a PB 1.33.29 with the ever improving Marie Boyle following in 3rd position in a PB 1.34.10. Sinead Jenning , full of energy on her return from Rio won the HM 1.23.40. Sharon Black completed the women’s representation in a time of 1.47.30Paul Cosgrave asserted his win in the O50 category by running a personal best time 1.29.39 with the evergreen Barry Mackey 3rd in O50 in a time 1.42.52 . Kevin Kiely continued to dominate the O60 winning in a very respectable time 1.34.18 and Sean McFadden claimed 3rd O40 for his efforts in 1.33.44.Danny Money 78.40, Club captain Raymond Birch 1.20.42 , Kieran Crawford 1.22.12 , Martin Dooley 1.22.23, Ciaran ODonnell 1.29.21 , Kieran Coyle 1.29.39 Aidan McKenna 1.40.06 , Phil Boyle 1.43.34, Jimmy McBride 1.46. 52 , Liam Ferry 2.05.06 completed the LAC representation.Rosses AC’s Ciaran McGonigle who is a regular at club training took the Donegal marathon title by storm in 2.41. 15 with Club mate Kevin McGee in HM 1.21.13 The familiar sight of Adrian Callaghan and son Gavin n the buggy proved a crowd pleaser in the Donegal Marathon as he wheeled his way to 2nd place in O40 in a time of 3.39.35Catriona Jennings not to be outdone by sister Sinead won the Donegal Marathon in a new course record in 2.53.15The club extends sympathies to PRO Hugh Gallagher on the death of his father Michael RIP.Removal from his home on Monday evening, August 22nd at 7pm going to Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cool, to arrive at 7.30pm to repose overnight. Requiem Mass on Tuesday, August 23rd at 11am burial afterwards in Milford CemeteryLetterkenny Athletic Club: Brendan Boyce walks himself into history books! was last modified: August 22nd, 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:Brendan BoyceLetterkenny Athletic Clublast_img read more

Wolves sign Portuguese keeper on a free transfer

first_imgWolves have completed the signing of Portugal keeper Rui Patricio on a free transfer from Sporting Lisbon.Patricio, 30, has agreed a four-year deal with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who will play in the Premier League in the 2018/19 season. Wolves are delighted to confirm @selecaoportugal and @Sporting_CP number one Rui Patricio has joined the club on a four-year deal. #BemVindoRui🐺 pic.twitter.com/tGUQUXQICX— Wolves (@Wolves) June 18, 2018Patricio came through Sporting’s youth system before making his debut in 2006.He leaves Sporting having made 460 appearances, making him second on the Primeira Liga club’s all-time list.Patricio becomes Nuno Espirito Santo’s second summer capture following the signing of Mexico forward Raul Jimenez. Patricio is currently on World Cup duty with Portugal 1 The Black Country club confirmed their delight at the news on their Twitter page: “Wolves are delighted to confirm Portugal and Sporting Lisbon number one Rui Patricio has joined the club on a four-year deal #BemVindoRui.”Patricio has won 70 caps for his country, as well as a winners medal at Euro 2016 where he kept a clean sheet in the final against host nation France.last_img read more

RELIVING THOSE NIGHTS IN THE ‘FIESTA’ CREATES A HUGE STIR!

first_imgWho would have thought a show about a dancehall would have created such a fuss?Festival director Paul Brown is delighted about the reaction to Fiesta.The much talked about theatre spectacular, Fiesta, will run another night at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, due to unprecedented public demand.With word spreading about this unique and original play the demand for tickets has been phenomenal. Following last night’s preview, (Thursday, 10th July), the word on the street is that Fiesta is the festival event not-to-be-missed and will now run from Saturday 12th to Tuesday 15th July 2014.Earagail Arts Festival’s showpiece production ‘Fiesta’, is a new play celebrating one of the finest dance halls in Ireland – a celebration of the music, memories and stories that made the Fiesta Ballroom in Letterkenny a place filled with nostalgia.Paul Brown, Festival Director says: “It’s a true testament to the power of reminiscence and the place the Fiesta Ballroom occupied in the hearts and minds of so many people across the North West that this play has become so popular.“I am particularly proud of all those who have worked so hard to put this show together and delighted so many people have made the effort to come out and see the play. It really indicates the level of local ownership over this play and indeed the festival” For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ie. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.RELIVING THOSE NIGHTS IN THE ‘FIESTA’ CREATES A HUGE STIR! was last modified: July 11th, 2014 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:donegalEaragail Arts FestivalFiesta Ballroomlast_img read more

US mag tips Durban as SA’s secret jewel

first_img1 November 2013Durban instead of Cape Town, New York Magazine advises its readers in its winter travel 2013 special.While the publication acknowledges that the world’s greatest cities “got their reputation for a reason”, they’ve decided to turn their attention to long-overshadowed cities such as Bourdeaux (not Paris), Birmingham (not London), Leipzig (not Berlin) – and Durban (not Cape Town).“They may not sell as many guidebooks as their A-list counterparts, but they have just as much charm and excitement – with way, way fewer tourists.”The weekly general interest magazine praises Durban’s “spectacular beaches” with their temperate Indian Ocean waters; the world-renowned aquarium at uShaka Marine World, “which is actually much larger than its Cape Town counterpart”; and the I Heart Market, which is held in the world-class Moses Mabhida stadium for its “hand-stitched leather iPad cases, tribal-print baseball caps, and mod vintage dresses by local artisans and collectors”.The city’s “vibrant blend” of Zulu, Indian and British influences means that the cuisine is more eclectic than Cape Town’s. Durban is well known locally for its curry – and the magazine urges visitors to try bunny chow, which is “messy curry served in a hollowed-out loaf of bread”.Other top spots highlighted by the magazine are the chic Oyster Box Hotel; Ile Maurice, where the crepes Suzettes are apparently unmissable; and Teremok Marine hotel in Umhlanga, which overlooks the harbour.Cape Town was recently named in the top three best destinations in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, the global travel publishers.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more