Palami mulls over ‘another role’ in PH football after Azkals’ historic win

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhilippine Azkals team manager Dan Palami couldn’t be any happier for the team after its 2-1 victory against Tajikistan on Tuesday to qualify for its first ever 2019 AFC Asian Cup.But just as the country reached its highest point to date, the amiable executive hinted that he might be looking for another role elsewhere in the Philippine football landscape.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Azkals coach Dooley: ‘This is the best team that we had’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “Sometimes you look at your bank account, you just think if it’s all worth it. These are the kinds of moments that makes everything worth it.”With his sacrifice finally paying off, Palami believes the best move for him now is to step away from the seniors’ team and put his focus somewhere else.“I think after being with this team from 2010 to 2018, to now to the 2019 Asian Cup, I have to evaluate as well my role in Philippine football,” he said, clarifying that he hasn’t put too much thought on his next move just yet.“Maybe, it will be in the grassroots. I don’t know. I have to think about that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think after getting the team to the Asian Cup, I have to look at maybe another role for me in Philippine football,” he bared.“My children are already telling me that I won’t have any inheritance for them,” he joked. “But it’s been a long journey and it’s a happy culmination for all those heartaches.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPalami has been the national football team’s chief backer since 2010, when it burst into public consciousness after its historic win over Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup dubbed as the “Miracle of Hanoi.”From there, he has overseen the squad’s development for the better part of the last decade, from changing coaches to recruiting new faces as they proudly hoisted the Philippine flag in the international stage whenever they took the pitch. View comments And for the Azkals to finally reach the Asian Cup, the 47-year-old Tacloban native said that all of those hard days and sleepless nights are all worth it.“Through all those heartaches, those the dark ages where we couldn’t been anything to finally here, I’m just thankful,” he said, recounting the days when Azkals had little to no expectations behind them and just wanted to represent the country at the best they could.“We were just trying. I think that says it all. We’ve been through a lot, especially for me, we’ve seen players come and go, I’ve seen coaches come and go. We’ve not always been successful, but to make it to the bigger stage, after all those heartaches, it feels great. It’s a feeling that can’t be described,” he said..@dscpalami: We’ve not always been successful, but to make it to the bigger stage, masaya. #AFCAsianCup2019 pic.twitter.com/LsJDhvGiC8— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 27, 2018ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Inmates- Itch- Outbreak

first_imgKakata, May 2, (LINA) – Authorities at the Kakata Central Prison in Margibi County says there is an outbreak of a rash (itchy skin disease) among inmates that is causing serious health problems for them.According to the Liberia News Agency a copy of report from the Kakata Central Prison during the county’s regular monthly Peace, Security and Rule of Law Pillar meeting, the Deputy Prison Superintendent, Marcus Yanco, said the situation at the central prison requires an immediate attention by government through the Ministry of Health to avoid it becoming catastrophic.Yanco said the inmates were receiving treatment twice a week from the Margibi County Heath Team, which stopped; and as result, inmates at the Kakata Central Prison are experiencing a very serious outbreak of rash on their bodies.He further said in the report that the nurses assigned at the prison to provide medical treatment for the inmates are not regular anymore as they have abandoned their duties and responsibility to the inmates.  He appealed to the Margibi County Health Team to resume their medical services to the inmates.In a related development, there are reports of the over crowdedness of the Kakata Central Prison.In the Deputy Prison Superintendent’s monthly report to the Peace, Security and Rule of Law Pillar meeting on Monday, May 1, Marcus Yanco said there is currently a total of 176 adult inmates including two females and four juveniles.He said out of the 176, 55 have been tried and sentenced by the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Kakata.He stated that the Kakata Central Prison, which was constructed in 1980 during the administration of former Superintendent Lafayette Carter, was intended to host a total of 55 inmates, a number it has exceeded three times over.He also said the prison lacks padlocks and other essential materials to properly manage it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Petroleum Association hosting annual hockey tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Petroleum Association is hosting the 15th annual Oilmen’s 4 on 4 Hockey Tournament in April.Space is limited to the first 110 oilfield employees who are paid members of The Oilmen’s Association. Players will be drafted to teams once an entry fee is paid with the draft taking place on registration night.Entries must be postmarked February 1st, 2nd, or 3rd otherwise they will not be accepted.- Advertisement -Registration per player is $225 for the tournament which will include five games, door prizes, three breakfasts and one stag ticket during the event’s duration at the North Peace Arena from April 4th to 7th.For more information or to fill out a registration form visit the Petroleum Association’s Facebook page.last_img

US judge to sentence first in FIFA scandal

first_img0Shares0000Like many of the indicted, Hector Trujillo cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of wire fraud conspiracy in a US federal court in Brooklyn four months ago © AFP/File / TIMOTHY A. CLARYNEW YORK, United States, Oct 25 – A 63-year-old former Guatemalan football official is expected Wednesday to become the first person sentenced by a US judge over the sweeping corruption scandal that rocked world soccer.The US investigation, first unveiled in May 2015, has seen federal prosecutors in New York indict around 40 football and sports marketing executives with allegedly receiving tens of millions of bribes and kickbacks. Like many of the indicted, Hector Trujillo cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of wire fraud conspiracy in a US federal court in Brooklyn four months ago.He served as general secretary of Guatemala’s Football Federation from 2009 to 2015 and also was a judge on the country’s constitutional court.US prosecutors are seeking a minimum sentence of just over three years and for Trujillo to pay back $415,000 to the Guatemalan soccer federation, when Judge Pamela Chen opens the hearing at a Brooklyn federal court at 2:30 pm (1830 GMT).They dispute a claim from Trujillo’s lawyers that he has already endured “sufficient punishment” due to a month in custody before his release on bail, his bail conditions and the expected damage to his professional life.Prosecutors also dispute claims that he should be treated leniently owing to “poor health,” saying that many defendants of similar age are treated in prison.The formerly successful lawyer was arrested on December 4, 2015 while on a family cruise in Florida and initially pleaded not guilty to eight charges against him.US prosecutors say he and other officials accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a Miami-based sports marketing company in exchange for media and marketing rights to Guatemala’s World Cup qualifier matches.In January 2016, he posted a $4 million bond, surrendering his passport and submitting to electronic monitoring. He has been living on bail in Florida.The US corruption investigation precipitated the downfall of longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his former heir apparent, Michel Platini.Many of those indicted agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for possible leniency.Three Latin American defendants who have continued to plead not guilty in connection with the largest corruption scandal in the history of soccer are due to go on trial in a US federal court in Brooklyn on November 6.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Senator Richard Neufeld announces his retirement

first_img“To my kids, I hope you know that every decision, policy, proposal or vote I ever made was always with you in mind. I became a politician because I wanted, in some small way, to make our province and country a better place for you and future generations, ” said Senator Neufeld.As a previous Mayor in Fort Nelson starting in 1981 for five years he continued his career through multiple levels of government for 40 years.  He served four terms as MLA for Peace River North, including eight years as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources  Neufeld was appointed to the Senate in 2009. OTTAWA, ONT. – On Tuesday, Senator Richard Neufeld announced that he would be retiring from the Senate.During the Senate sitting on Tuesday, colleagues took turns addressing Senator Neufeld, telling of old stories, well wishes, gratitude and appreciation of the time they have known and worked with the Senator while also addressing the Senator’s wife, Montana.As Senator Neufeld took his turn to speak, he took the time to explain his decision as his 75th Birthday was approaching November 6th and a new election should be due in October.- Advertisement -The Senator started his farewell with several thank yous, including thanking the residents of northeast B.C where he served all three levels of government.Senator Neufeld said during his speech, “Of course, I want to thank the people of British Columbia, in particular, the residents of northeastern B.C., who I have had the honour and privilege to represent at all three levels of government for almost 40 years.”He continued to acknowledge his family and speak how his adoptive parents were the vision of everyday Canadians who he worked hard for and to his children that his decision to be a Politician was always with them in mind as he made decisions that would hopefully make a better Province and Country.Advertisementlast_img read more

Video: Henry’s heroic display for Arsenal against Real Madrid

first_imgThierry Henry produced so many outstanding displays during his time at Arsenal it’s almost impossible to pick out the crème de la crème.The Frenchman, whose incredible career has come to end, was an inspirational goal machine who fired the Gunners to the Champions League final in 2006.On the way to that night in Paris he produced a stunning match-winning display at the Bernabeu as his goal just after half time saw Arsene Wenger’s side run out 1-0 victors.And you can see the highlights of this performance above…last_img

Picture special: Donegal Dublin Business Network holds its first breakfast seminar

first_imgA diverse array of professions and commercial sectors came together in the capital recently as the Donegal Dublin Business Network (DDBN) held its first breakfast seminar at the 1900 Restaurant in Harcourt Street.More than 60 attendees – all with strong connections to County Donegal – were at the venue by 7.30am to avail of a new network of potential colleagues, suppliers, customers or business mentors.The DDBN, which was launched in February, aims to foster mutually beneficial relationships between Dublin-based members of the business community who are from Donegal or who have strong links to the county.  It also seeks to provide members with access to a range of speakers who can offer useful insights and analysis on subjects of commercial interest and personal self-development. The organisation’s first seminar adopted a digital media theme and two speakers offered advice on leveraging business opportunities from online news and social media platforms. Garrett Harte, a former editor of the Newstalk 106-108 national radio station, talked about cutting through the noise generated by a multiplicity of digital advertising opportunities to identify the best return on investment.The Raphoe native advised his audience that 50% of adults in Ireland consumed their news from social media sites but didn’t actually know where this information originated. This meant that whilst advertising exclusively on Facebook and Google was tempting for businesses, it also carried significant risk.“To take advertising in County Donegal as an example, I would guess that a high percentage of spend that used to go to local news organisations – whether radio stations, local newspapers or local websites – now goes to Google and Facebook. These new platforms don’t create news. And whilst Google or Facebook didn’t plan the emergence of fake news on their websites, they allowed it to happen.Digital drug of cheap advertising “Advertisers with a long-term strategy need to get off the drug of cheap digital opportunities. In the long run, with the risk of fake news, it will do nothing for your brand equity. I think we’re all agreed that County Donegal would be a much poorer place without a local media and this is a possible future scenario unless advertisers truly consider the value Donegal-based reporters deliver,” he event speaker explained.The breakfast seminar’s other speakers represented the LinkedIn business networking organisation.  Declan Sweeney, a native of Letterkenny and Dublin-based employee, introduced the company.  He said that whilst LinkedIn recently hit the 500 million members mark, just a single new connection by someone in the room would be enough to create a business opportunity.His colleague Laura Mohora, a Talent Acquisition Partner with LinkedIn who looks after the company’s business interests in Ireland and the UK, then took those present through a process which would allow them to optimise their presence on the site.Her five key take-away points for LinkedIn users included advice on enhancing personal profiles and brands; connecting with your network; adding a photo because it’s harder to forget a face; follow companies, thought leaders and industries; and tapping your connections and joining other networking groups.Becoming a member of DDBN The DDBN has asked those interested in becoming involved in the organisation to email donegaldublinbusinessnetwork@gmail.com to receive a membership application form.The group is open to people who have an office or business address in the Greater Dublin Area and who are from Donegal or who have strong links to the county. Payment of a €30 fee for the remainder of 2017 will afford access to members-only future events, including a talk by former Donegal GAA football manager Jim McGuinness in mid-May.The business network is working on creating a website and this will soon be able to process membership applications.  In the meantime, those interested in the activities of the organisation can find it on LinkedIn or follow the network on Twitter@DDBN2017.Picture special: Donegal Dublin Business Network holds its first breakfast seminar was last modified: May 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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 Dublin Business networklast_img read more

TOP GAELIC FOOTBALL GOALKEEPERS TO GIVE DONEGAL COACHING COURSE

first_img The workshop will be delivered by Lyn Savage & Will Harman national Dev. Officers from the LGFA plus Two Inter County Goalkeepers Linda Martin, Monaghan All star nominee, and Irene Munneely, Meath All star 2011.The Donegal Ladies Board of the LGFA need a minimum of 6 club goalkeepers from Donegal for the practical element of the workshop.This workshop will come in two parts- Theory & Practical.County Team managers should send their county keeper and their keeper coaches to his workshop and clubs should get their adult keeper and a coach to attend. Contact Dev. Officer donalsharkey62@gmail.com with names of participants and goalkeepers asap. The course is open top men’s and ladies’ teams. TOP GAELIC FOOTBALL GOALKEEPERS TO GIVE DONEGAL COACHING COURSE was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coursedonegalgoalkeeping coachesLGFA As part of Ladies Football Coaching & Development schedule the next Workshop to be held in on the Monday 25th May.‘COACHING THE KEEPER WORKSHOP’.Venue, Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny.Time;- Sharp @ 7pm to 9.30.Fee;- €25 per Club.Minimum number of coaches required is 15 and maximum is 25 – participants must be  over 16yrs of age.last_img read more

Toms handed chance to regain title

first_imgNortholt’s Ryan Toms has been given the chance to regain the southern area light-middleweight title.Steve O’Meara, who dethroned Toms with a first-round knockout when the two West Londoners met last year, has relinquished the belt and is fighting experienced Welshman Bradley Pryce next month.It means Toms, 30, will face Yassine El Maachi for the now vacant championship at the Brentwood Centre in Essex on 26 May.The fight will be on the same show as the all-west London heavyweight clash between Audley Harrison and Chelsea-based Iraqi Ali Adams.El Maachi, who was keen to challenge O’Meara, was born in Morocco, lives in Finsbury Park and has a record of 14 wins and four losses.Last year the 32-year-old won the televised Prizefighter tournament, beating former world champion Junior Witter in the final.Toms (9-2-1) was unbeaten as a professional prior to his defeat against O’Meara at York Hall last September.Related story: O’Meara stuns Toms in west London clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Predicting the 2019 A’s 25-man roster: version 3.0

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — The A’s starting rotation is still not completely set but we now have a pretty good idea of how it might shape out.Daniel Mengden and Paul Blackburn will not be part of that rotation. Mengden was thought to have a lock on a rotation spot and Blackburn was in the mix for the final slot. But both were sent down over the past couple of days.There was also a battle brewing for the starting catcher job, but that position also changed from our last roster projection after Chris …last_img