Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nguyen relinquishes ONE lightweight title due to injury Murray was not included when the China Open draw was made on Saturday and also absent was world number three Novak Djokovic, who was offered a wildcard.The China Open — which begins this weekend — has been hit by several high-profile pull-outs with Rafael Nadal not involved because of injury, Roger Federer saving himself for Shanghai and Serena Williams all absent.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 ChrissMurray, ranked 311 in the world, previously said that Beijing would be his final tournament this season and he is carefully managing his schedule following his operation in order to get the most out of his creaking body.He was beaten 6-4, 6-4 on Friday in Shenzhen by Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco, although he defeated world number 11 David Goffin in the last 16 for the best win since his comeback. MOST READ Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his men’s singles match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province on September 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / – / China OUTFormer world number one Andy Murray has brought his season to a premature end, pulling out of the China Open in Beijing after reaching the quarter-finals at the Shenzhen Open.The 31-year-old Briton is battling to regain top form and fitness following hip surgery in January but British media including the BBC said that he has suffered a minor ankle problem.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Murray, a three-time Grand Slam title winner, will spend the winter working himself back to the sort of fitness levels that saw him capture nine titles in a stellar 2016 campaign, including his second Wimbledon crown and another Olympic gold.“It was another three matches, which is positive,” said Murray after defeat to Verdasco.“But obviously I want to play better than that, I have higher ambitions than losing in the quarter-finals. I want to try to be better in these events.“I need to spend more time on the practice court and the gym so that I’m more robust and physically in better shape.”Juan Martin del Potro, the top seed in Beijing, will play Albert Ramos in his opener.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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
0Shares0000FKF boss Nick Mwendwa addresses the press during a media briefing on September 25, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa has said the Mashemeji Derby pitting Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will not take place this weekend as earlier scheduled despite Kenya Premier League saying the game scheduled for Bukhungu will go on.Mwendwa says this has been occasioned by the fact that Harambee Stars will play two friendly matches against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea on Friday and Monday next week in Machakos. “The coach called me last night and said that if he can’t have all his players for these games, then we cancel. I am not ready to cancel these games and they will go on. I am stating categorically that there will be no derby this weekend. The players have to start training this week with the national team,” Mwendwa said on Monday morning.This now invites the starting point of the infamous war between FKF and the league managers who earlier on Monday morning had categorically stated league matches including the derby will go on despite the friendly matches.-FIFA Calendar“These games are outside the FIFA calendar so we are at no obligation to postpone the games. They (FKF) requested but we have declined the request,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.On Monday, Mwendwa in a stern-voiced statement insisted that ‘tough decisions have to be made’ and added that KPL will have no choice but tow the federation’s line on the issue.“We need to be ready for Ghana in September and we need the coach to have players in camp as early as now. If we need to beat Ghana we have to prepare well. So I will insist that those two friendly games will go on and there will be no derby,” the Federation boss noted.-No BukhunguHe also says there was no way the match would be held at the Bukhungu Stadium over security fears, noting that the only venue they as a federation would be comfortable in would be Kasarani.That same stadium, he says, will be closed for the next one month o do the final touches on the grass.“The contractor told us that the pitch was not fully ready and we had to do some quick work for the Hull game. But now he says we have to close it for a month so that he finishes up then we can have games there,” Mwendwa noted.In turn, this means that both friendly matches will be played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Also, next month’s SportPesa Super Cup will be staged at the same venue with the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega being an option.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“After the tests carried out today on our player Isco, he has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis,” a Real Madrid statement read.“The player will receive treatment in the coming hours.”Real face a trip to Sevilla in La Liga on Wednesday before hosting rivals Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend.Isco is also at risk of missing Madrid’s Champions League match away to CSKA Moscow next Tuesday.His team-mate Luka Modric, who won FIFA’s Best Men’s Player award on Monday, had his appendix removed in 2011. He was out for two weeks.“Isco suffered discomfort in his stomach and it seems it’s appendicitis and he will have an operation,” Lopetegui said at a press conference on Tuesday.“We hope everything goes well and he has a speedy recovery.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Isco will miss several weeks after an appendectomy © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Sep 25 – Real Madrid midfielder Isco is set to miss the city derby against Atletico Madrid on Saturday after surgery for acute appendicitis.The club announced on Tuesday that Isco was set to have an operation but included no time-frame for the 26-year-old’s recovery.
0Shares0000Callum Hudson-Odoi (right) made his first England start at just 18 against Montenegro © AFP / Savo PRELEVICLondon, United Kingdom, Mar 26 – England’s 5-1 victory over Montenegro will likely be remembered for the racist abuse aimed at their players but it was another indicator of why Gareth Southgate’s side should be considered among the favourites for Euro 2020.Just two games into their qualifying campaign, England’s place at next year’s championship already looks assured. They top Group A with six points after two wins, including their opening 5-0 thumping of the Czech Republic. Last year’s World Cup semi-finalists have scored five or more goals in consecutive matches for the first time since 1984.England, ranked fifth in the world, have not won a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup on home soil and next year will have a similar advantage, with at least two of their group games at Wembley, plus the semi-finals and final.Southgate, though, is shaping a squad built for much further into the future as he looks to banish England’s record of under-achievement.Declan Rice impressed on his full England debut © AFP/File / Paul ELLISAt 18, Callum Hudson-Odoi was handed his full England debut in Podgorica, becoming the second-youngest player to start a competitive match for England after Wayne Rooney.West Ham’s Declan Rice, 20, also started for the first time in midfield, while Jadon Sancho, who impressed against the Czechs, watched on from the bench on his 19th birthday.Marcus Rashford (21), Joe Gomez (21) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (20) were among those not even involved for the past two games due to injury, but who have already made their mark on the international stage under Southgate.– Faith in youth –Hudson-Odoi has yet to make a Premier League start for Chelsea but a consistent feature of Southgate’s reign, helped by his knowledge of the players as former manager of the England under-21s, has been his faith in youth.“I can’t wait for clubs to pick players 50, 100 times. That is not the landscape we are operating in,” said Southgate.“What we have seen in different positions is players we think are good enough so we’ll play them.”Others tipped for bright futures at international level include Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, who was in the squad that won the 2017 under-17 World Cup alongside Sancho.Southgate’s approach was rewarded with a first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russia and England backed up that impressive performance by qualifying for the last four of the Nations League, with the finals to be held in Portugal in June.Even one of the youngest squads at the World Cup has evolved over the past eight months.Of the 11 who started the semi-final defeat by Croatia, only six did so in Montenegro on Monday.Two of those who remain, Harry Kane, 25, and Raheem Sterling, 24, seem like veterans given the striking youth of the players around them.Captain Kane scored against both the Czech Republic and Montenegro to take his international tally to 22 goals in just 37 matches but says he does not expect to reach his peak for another few years.Sterling is a role model for players such as Sancho and Hudson-Odoi.A teenage prodigy himself, he had to cope with plenty of criticism for failing to perform at international level, particularly after an embarrassing Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.But the Manchester City forward has matured as a player and a leader on the pitch and is in devastating form for club and country.After scoring a hat-trick against the Czechs, he scored his sixth goal in four England games against Montenegro in a match marred by racist abuse from the home fans in Podgorica.Southgate will be wary of thinking too far ahead, mindful of past failures to convert promise into the hard currency of results.But he knows he has an abundance of talent at his disposal, twinned with the zest of youth as he plots a new era for England.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A former Highland Radio DJ claims he was constructively dismissed from the station after the use of a company car and a sales position were taken from him.Former Higland Radio presenter Steven Lynch leaving the tribunal yesterday. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Steven Lynch was the second most popular radio host on Highland after presenting the lunchtime show for many years.However an Employment Appeals Tribunal heard claims yesterday that he was forced to leave his position because it made no financial sense to remain. The tribunal, held at the Silver Tassie Hotel, heard how Mr Lynch, 37, had been employed by the station since 2004 until before he left in May 2013.Mr Lynch, of Strath, Carndonagh, had worked at a doctor’s surgery until being head-hunted to join the station after he had been heard presenting a show on another local station.He quickly became a popular presenter on its afternoon show and his show’s listenership was second only to the flagship Shaun Doherty Morning Show.He earned a basic wage of €394 for presenting his show but also had the use of a company car from Monday until Friday and was also on 20% of any adverts he sold to a list of between 40 and 50 clients. The car was one of a pool of three cars which were sponsored by Inishowen Motors in return for €10,000 worth of advertising on the station each year.Station manager Mr Charlie Collins also used a car as well as the sports-team at the weekend.When the company was sold to the Rabbitt family in 2008, a series of cost-cutting measures were introduced.Former station manager Collins told the tribunal that the business had turnover of €2.5 million with a profit of €750,000 at the time.However, despite a turnover of €2 million in 2009, this was the year the recession started to bite and staff were asked to take a 10% pay cut. Mr Collins said he thought this was excessive as the station was still in a very healthy state.He added that during 2009, the company paid more than €700,000 in bank debt as well as €100,000 to agents for the sale of the station.Local auditors were also replaced by outside agencies leading to another substantial cost.In his evidence, former station manager Collins told how marketing manager John Clancy, who joined the company in 2012, was constantly raising the issue of Mr Lynch and how he had become “obsessed” with him. His client base on the Inishowen peninsula was eventually reduced to 15 and the use of the company car was taken from him and taken over by Mr Clancy.“The car was also taken off him. That decision was made because Mr Clancy who felt we were not getting value and it did not make sense to supply him with a car. At every meeting it seemed that he was obsessed with Steven and he would say it was not god enough. This went on and on and he decided to take it off him. I think it would be fair to say that he targeted him,” said Mr Collins.Mr Collins said he told the radio presenter to go and spend time with his father who was dying at the time saying “Highland Radio will still be here when you get back.”The tribunal was told that Mr Lynch was looking for an extra €200 to compensate him for the loss of both the car and his position within sales.Mr Collins took this to the board but they rejected it.Solicitor for Mr Lynch, Ciaran McLaughlin, asked Mr Collins if he would have paid his client the money.“I felt we should negotiate with him but the board felt it was too much. I would have paid him close to it as I felt the show was so important to station,” added Mr Collins.Solicitor McLaughlin said his client estimated he was at a loss of €67,294 since leaving the station in May 2013.The tribunal was told that Mr Lynch was immediately replaced by another presenter Gary Gamble who was still employed at the station.The tribunal will continue on July 7th next.HIGHLAND RADIO PRESENTER CLAIMS STATION BOSSES FORCED HIM TO LEAVE was last modified: April 18th, 2015 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:Claimconstructive dismissaldonegalHighland RadioJohn ClancyletterkennySteven Lynch
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon time presentation on emergency preparedness. The fourth of a series, the presentation will include information on preparations for an influenza pandemic. Antelope Valley Hospital infection control practitioner Elizabeth Johnston will talk and answer questions about preparations for a pandemic alert or outbreak within the United States, California or Antelope Valley. In addition, Palmdale Public Safety Manager Ann Ambrose will talk about the revamping of the Antelope Valley Emergency Management Council, which includes law enforcement, fire and medical officials. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The council is reconfiguring its goals and readiness action lists for a series of possible threats facing the Antelope Valley. The meeting is today at 11:30 a.m. in the Lancaster Room of the Essex House, 44916 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost is $20. For more information, call the Hispanic Chamber office at (661) 538-0607.
It’s very rare that you get to see a Symphony Orchestra – the largest and most prestigious of the national orchestras – in a small auditorium, but An Grianan Theatre have pulled off that coup to being them to Letterkenny tonight, Friday.The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, with Finghin Collins directing from the keyboard, continues its critically acclaimed Mozart Piano Concerti cycle in Letterkenny with a concert in An Grianán Theatre at 8pm. The visit to Letterkenny will include three concerti being performed for the first and only time as part of the Mozart cycle and a range of events in advance of the concert for players from the Donegal Youth Orchestra and the Donegal Chamber Orchestra.The visit has been organised by An Grianán Theatre in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Donegal County Council Cultural Services and the VEC Music Education Partnership.Patricia McBride, Director of An Grianán Theatre, spoke of how she was delighted to bring Ireland’s premier orchestra back to Donegal.She told us: “It’s an honour to host Ireland’s national symphony orchestra and it will be very special to see this highly regarded ensemble in our intimate auditorium. “The skill of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the musical programme and our wonderful acoustics will make it an exceptional evening.“The workshops and other events are very important too, to show young Donegal musicians that there are opportunities out there for them as professional musicians.”As the first RTÉ NSO Associate Artist, Finghin Collins has taken on the challenge of performing the complete cycle of twenty-three Mozart piano concerti with the RTÉ NSO, the majority of them directed from the keyboard.Performances to date have taken place in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford.The Letterkenny performance will see Finghin and the orchestra cross the midway point, bringing the total number performed this season to thirteen.Looking ahead to the events in Letterkenny, Finghin Collins said: “Audiences in Letterkenny will hear one of the most attractive programmes in the entire Mozart Piano Concerti cycle. “We start with a relatively unknown early concerto, No. 13 in C major, a work with a surprisingly muscular first movement and with perhaps a foretaste of the ‘Jupiter’ Symphony.“Then we move to the charming B flat major Concerto No. 18 which features a heart-breaking slow movement in G minor: Mozart at his most brooding.“In the second half we have the celebrated A major, No. 23, one of the most popular works in Mozart’s entire output, one jumping from tragedy to euphoria in seconds and full of hummable melodies.“Following our recent tour of three other Mozart piano concerti to Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford in March, I’m delighted that we can explore numbers 13, 18 and 23 in the North West and I am thrilled that we have been able to make the Mozart Piano Concerti cycle a national project.” For tickets click here www.angrianan.com or call 074 91 20777.VIDEO: PRESTIGIOUS RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT AN GRIANAN TONIGHT was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
THERE is considerable anger after sick thieves targeted two homes in Co Donegal at the weekend – including the home of a man disabled in a car crash.The man, his wife and children were asleep when the creeper burglars robbed the garage at his home and the shed of a next door neighbour.Trailers, a quad bike and other equipment were taken in the raid. Garda sources say the robbery on the outskirts of Kilmacrennan has sparked fears that an organised criminal gang is targeting Donegal once again.“This was clearly well-organised and well-planned,” said one officer.“We would advise all home owners, particularly in rural areas, to step up security at their homes and in and around farm yards.“The gangs involved in this sort of criminal activity are repeat offenders.” Gardai have urged anyone with information to contact them in Milford.“They’re just sick,” said one friend of the robbed families.“There is a great deal of anger that these two homes have been robbed in this way but particularly the home of the young man in this case.“Gangs like this don’t care who they rob from, the elderly, the disabled, whoever they can.” HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? ANGER AS BURGLARS TARGET HOME OF DISABLED MAN was last modified: August 26th, 2013 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:burglarskilmacrennanrobbery
MEXICO CITY — “Buenos dias. Como estas? Bien,” Arizona Cardinals salesman, er, coach Dennis Green said as he sat down at a Saturday morning press conference that he used to ingratiate himself with the hosts in every manner short of changing his last name to Verde. He talked about how fitting it was that two teams whose states border Mexico, the 49ers and his Cardinals, are playing the first regular-season game outside United States borders. (You think the NFL would have covered 10,000 seats at Estadio Azteca if the Cowboys and Raiders were playing here instead of in Oakland today?) He talked about how his 6-year-old son plays football once in a while, but kicks a soccer ball around morning, noon and night. (Give the kid credit for good judgment). He talked about how smooth the trip was through customs. (Tell that to the reporter who lost his passport in transit, had his wife fax a copy of his birth certificate to a colleague, who rustled up someone at the U.S. Embassy, who made a late-night dash to the airport to get him into the country.) “If there’ s expansion to an even number, I would imagine Mexico City would make a hard drive, a hard bid and would be given serious consideration,” Green said. “If the league is going to stay at (32 teams), that means something is going to have to give for Los Angeles. Maybe Mexico City should ride on their coat tails.” Of course, the NFL isn’t coming here for good anytime soon. Not unless or until this little issue of crime is cleared up. In Mexico, kidnappings and robbery are a cottage industry, leaving the well-to-do (or even the modestly so) to live in gated communities, hire body guards and drive cars with bullet-proof glass. Even then it doesn’t always work. In July, Ruben Omar Romano, the coach of one of Mexico’s most popular soccer clubs, Cruz Azul, was kidnapped by five armed robbers and held for two months until police rescued him last week. (Perhaps that’s how one beats the Patriots, these days. Schedule Bill Belichick’s team in Mexico.) But forgive Green for his enthusiasm. He has taken on lost causes before. He once earned Big Ten Coach of the Year honors for leading Northwestern to nine victories. He coached Stanford to its second eight-win season in 13 years. He took the Vikings to the playoffs eight times with seven different quarterbacks. And then there’s his current job. Green is in his second year with the Cardinals, a franchise that has had just one playoff victory since 1947 and one winning season since 1984. Green seemed to have another turnaround on his hands last season when the Cardinals surprisingly went 7-9 and were deprived of a playoff berth because they blew leads and lost twice to the 49ers in overtime, San Francisco’s only wins of the season. The offseason acquisition of Warner hasn’t added any juice to the offense, which scored its only touchdown in the season opener. The Cardinals can’t run the ball or stop the run — they are 28th in the NFL in both category. They allowed a punt and kickoff return for touchdowns in a season-opening loss to the Giants, and they lost to the Rams when they bungled their clock management, letting the final second run off with the ball inside the Rams’ 20. “It’s not working,” Green said of the system and its players after a 37-12 loss to Seattle last week. It was a rare admission by Green that things under his watch weren’t progressing. So if the trip south of the border might be viewed as a distraction, that is not how Green was looking at it. If the hoopla, the break in their routine and their first national TV appearance in three years takes the Cardinals’ minds off their problems, maybe it isn’t such a bad thing. “We’re happy to see you here,” Green said genuinely as he concluded the press conference and got ready to pose for a phalanx of photographers. “Adios.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 If you can’t always say this about him on Sundays, Green had a well-defined game plan and no problem executing it. The Cardinals, many people’s pick to win the NFC West, are off to an 0-3 start and are without starting quarterback Kurt Warner. Thus Green’s appeal. If the Cardinals can’t be America’s Team or, judging by their home attendance, even Arizona’s Team, then how about Mexico’s Team? Talk about giving the people what they want. Green said if it were up to him, he would expand the NFL by four teams and put two in Los Angeles — which he noted has a large Hispanic population, and which he didn’t note is a place he would like to coach, as he has told friends — and put another in Mexico and then one somewhere else.
Story Links Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – Led by a duo with double-figure kills, Valparaiso defeated the Drake University volleyball team, 3-0, Saturday, Oct. 27, evening at the Knapp Center to sweep the season series between the two teams.Valparaiso (21-6, 8-4 MVC) prevailed by set scores of 25-16, 25-18, 25-20.Des Moines native Riley Dolphin led Drake (16-10, 5-7 MVC) in hitting with five kills on 12 attempts to hit .250 as Drake was held to .093 hitting as a team. Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) recorded 10 kills on 45 attempts to run her streak of games with double-figure kills to eight.Allison Ketcham and Lizzie Zaleski paced Valpo with 13 and 10 kills, respectively. Both hit above .300 as the Crusaders converted at .225 rate as a team. Valpo earned a sideout on 14-of-17 opportunities in the first set to easily cruise past the Bulldogs, 25-16. The second set was tied midway through at 12-12 until the Crusaders started to pull away and closed the set on a 6-2 run.Drake faced a 17-10 deficit in the third set, but a 9-4 run pulled the Bulldogs within two points at 21-19 on back-to-back Valpo errors and a kill from Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.). However, Valpo answered with a pair of kills to stretch its lead back out and eventually win the set, 25-20, to earn the three-set sweep of the Bulldogs.Drake remains at home but steps out of conference for its next match Monday, Oct. 29, evening against Chicago State. First serve versus the Cougars is set for 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center. Next Game: Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Box Score (PDF) The Valley on ESPN Chicago State 10/29/2018 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Print Friendly Version Watch Live