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first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “We’re not ourselves,” was all Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia could say following an 85-82 loss to the Dyip in the Philippine Cup elimination round on Wednesday night. “Maybe they feel like they match up well against us. They hit big shots toward the end.”“Kontra pelo talaga namin ang Columbian,” Garcia added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsA proud franchise which made its mark bringing down league heavyweights going through a winless spell against a perennial doormat?“We’re frustrated,” said big man Beau Belga, who only had four points in 26 minutes of action. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ex-star Reyes not worried over La Salle slide “We’re trying to prepare hard for San Miguel Beer,” said Guiao, whose Road Warriors battle the Beermen at 7 p.m.Meanwhile, NorthPort (2-3) looks to put a controversial loss to Phoenix behind it when the Batang Pier battle the Meralco Bolts at 4:30 p.m.NorthPort nearly toppled current standings leader Phoenix Pulse recently but an offensive foul whistled on star forward Sean Anthony that nullified a lead-forging triple changed the complexion of the match in a crucial endgame sequence.The league has since admitted the call was wrong.Wins become even more crucial at this stretch of the tournament, where a single result can shake up the standings and practically define the makeup of the playoffs.And the Painters’ situation is the best cautionary tale. Now, every team with three losses or less can take a shot at the Painters’ hold of the No. 2 spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It’s like we’ve never learned our lesson,” Belga added in Filipino. “I actually don’t know what to do. If you were able to see the dugout scene earlier, everyone looked pissed. We thought we had an easier job since we were able to survive the stronger teams.”Rain or Shine rode into the long break on a five-game winning streak and a solid shot at landing one of two playoff bonuses. That run ended with a loss to TNT and that twice-to-beat cushion is now in grave danger after the loss to Columbian.Suddenly, it provided the other teams chasing that quarterfinal bonus a wider door.Defending champion San Miguel Beer is one of those teams. And the Beermen resume their chase for a top two berth when they battle the NLEX Road Warriors on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.National coach Yeng Guiao returns from a fruitful stint during Fiba’s Asian qualifiers, where he steered Gilas Pilipinas to a World Cup berth, and he will be facing a different set of problems as he tries to pump life into NLEX’s playoff hopes.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending 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 Tristan Tamayo/NQUIRER.netRain or Shine’s matchup against Columbian has taken an inexplicable turn for the worse—at least from the Elasto Painters’ point of view.Since last season, Rain or Shine, a perennial darkhorse in any tournament, hasn’t beaten the club that most any team in the PBA would be eager to play against.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more


first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The newly-renamed Peace Region Motorsports Association held the first autocross event of the season in Fort St. John over the weekend.The PRMA, which was formed over 10 years ago and until recently was named the North Peace Sports Car Club, featured over a dozen drivers in their 2nd autocross event of the year at the Home Hardware parking lot on Sunday.The Association puts on events throughout the summer, which are open to the public, although participants pay admission to cover facilities rental and insurance. Anyone with an MOT-approved helmet, driver’s license, and a vehicle that passes a mechanical inspection is welcome to participate in the group’s events.- Advertisement -The group’s next event is scheduled for next weekend, when they head to Quesnel for an autocross meet at the Cariboo Raceway Park.For more information, head to http://www.peaceregionmotorsports.com/ or their Facebook page. Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton The Fort St. John Home Hardware store during Autocross in 2016. File photo by Chris Newton The Fort St. John Home Hardware store during Autocross in 2016. File photo by Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newton Some of the cars the took part in Autocross action at the Home Hardware parking lot in Fort St. John on Sunday. Photo credit: Chris Newtonlast_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre During an aggressive cross-examination, Simpson attorney Gabriel Grasso sought to show that Fromong was less traumatized than excited about the chance at a big payday at the expense of Simpson. Fromong acknowledged that he has gone to the online auction site eBay in an effort to peddle items he has dubbed as “identical to the items O.J. stole from me!” He also said that when he suffered a heart attack days after the incident, he called a TV show from his hospital bed but said he just wanted to make sure he wasn’t lumped together with “unsavory characters” in the case. He also confirmed that he has discussed the idea of a book with various people. Fromong, who testified he has known Simpson since the early 1990s, said the confrontation lasted no more than five or six minutes and ended with the group stuffing hundreds of items into pillowcases and leaving the Palace Station hotel-casino. LAS VEGAS – A memorabilia dealer accusing O.J. Simpson of robbing him testified Thursday that the former football star burst into a hotel room with a handful of other men, including one wielding a gun, and carried off hundreds of collector’s items. Bruce Fromong, one of two dealers allegedly robbed, said he had expected to meet with an anonymous buyer on Sept. 13, when Simpson arrived with others “in a military invasion fashion” and shouted that the items belonged to him. “O.J. was screaming, `This is all my s—. This all belongs to me. You stole this from me. Let’s pack up. Let’s get out of here,”‘ Fromong said. Simpson, 60, and two co-defendants are charged with robbery, kidnapping and other offenses. Thursday’s hearing was to determine whether there is enough evidence to take them to trial. Throughout the confrontation, Fromong said, one man pointed a gun at his face and told him at one point: “I’ll shoot your a–.” Fellow memorabilia dealer Alfred Beardsley, who has been in custody in California on a parole violation, has been transferred to a Las Vegas jail and is expected to testify, defense lawyers said. In Simpson’s mind, according to a close friend, the Las Vegas charges are rooted in the former football star being acquitted in the 1994 slayings of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. “He believes he’s being tried for that now,” said Tom Scotto, 45, a North Miami Beach, Fla., auto body shop owner. Simpson has maintained that he wanted to retrieve items he knew had been stolen from him. Simpson and co-defendants Clarence “C.J.” Stewart and Charles Ehrlich face 12 charges, including kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and coercion. A kidnapping conviction could result in a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole. An armed robbery conviction could mean mandatory prison time.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgIT was one of the epic endings to any GAA game.This video shows the great point from Kevin Cassidy which took Donegal through to an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Tyrone or Dublin in four weeks time – followed by the final whistle celebrations. Enjoy it over and over again.DDTV: GO ON…WATCH KEVIN CASSIDY’S WINNING POINT AGAIN! was last modified: July 31st, 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) Tags:donegal v kildarevideo of kevin cassidy pointlast_img read more


first_imgThe Mulroy College team.Mulroy College 4 Finn Valley College 0The Aura Leisure Centre was the venue for the Senior Girls B Ulster Final and Mulroy College went into this game as favourites having plenty of experience at this level over their rivals Finn Valley College.Mulroy dominated the play throughout the entire game. Their first chance came in the 8th minute when Leah Duggan’s shot was saved well by the Finn Valley Keeper, Aisling Grieve. Mulroy continued to threaten in the first half with shots from Ward, Walsh, Grier and Green but could not find a way past the Finn Valley Keeper who made some very good saves to defy the Milford girls. Mulroy continued to push forward and the breakthrough came eventually for them in the 5th minute of the second half when Catherine Grier put the ball in the net much to the delight of the Mulroy team. Mulroy continued to dominate in the second half and a second goal scored by Caoimhe Walsh from 25 yards stretched the lead further with 13 minutes left on the clock after a good pass from Thea Duffy. Mulroy continued to work hard and pushed on with pressure from Zoe Greene, Nicola Devenney & Caoimhe Walsh working well down the left wing.Catherine Grier’s hard work was rewarded with a second goal from close range and substitute Rebecca Ryan got a fourth goal from close range after the ball had been crossed into the box from the inform Zoe Green.Mulroy Goalkeeper Claire Friel kept a clean sheet after an attempt from the Finn Valley midfielder Niamh McGranaghan. The back line of Eimear Sweeney, Grainne Friel, Siobhan Sweeney and Michelle McDevitt remained solid throughout the game with clearing any ball that came from the Finn Valley front line of Clara Bradley and Chloe Irwin.Mulroy College manager Maria Ryan-Carr said that she was delighted with the result, it was an exceptional team performance and the girls worked very hard and remained focused and committed throughout the game. “ I have so much belief in these girls that they have the ability to bring back another All Ireland title and I want to wish them well in the All-Ireland semi-final next Tuesday”.Mulroy College: Claire Friel; Siobhan Sweeney, Grainne Friel, Eimear Sweeney, Zoe Green; Thea Duffy, Catherine Grier, Caoimhe Walsh, Nicola Devenney; Claudia Ward, Leah Duggan. Subs: Michelle McDevitt, Rebecca Ryan, Amanda Callaghan, Megan McGee, Ciara Shiels, Jasmine Murray. Finn Valley College: Aisling Grieve; Eva Marie Jones, Truda McDaid, Shakira McCrudden, Tiana Merritt; Shannon McColgan, Dina Patton, Megan Walsh, Chloe Irwin; Clara Bradley, Niamh McGranaghan. Subs: Bronagh Boyle, Laura Chambers, Shannon McBride, Sasha Darby.Referee: Marty Quinn.MULROY COLLEGE WIN SEVENTH ULSTER FINAL was last modified: January 13th, 2016 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:donegalfinn valleyMulroy Collegelast_img read more


first_img 2 In a double blow to new Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini‘s preparations for the new season, defender Reid will also go under the knife due to a knee problem.A statement from West Ham’s new Head of Medical Richard Collinge read: “Andy played and scored in Sunday’s match but is still reporting some discomfort in his ankle and further scans have revealed that he requires some minor surgery to provide more strength and stability to the area.“Winston has been suffering some swelling around the knee injury that he sustained at Swansea last season and he too is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area.“We have decided that this is the best course of action to ensure that both players have a chance of returning to full fitness as soon as possible.” West Ham have revealed Andy Carroll and Winston Reid will both be out of action for at least three months.Striker Carroll played and scored in Sunday’s first pre-season friendly against Swiss outfit FC Winterthur but has been battling an ankle injury that requires surgery. smart causal possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Pellegrini, who replaced David Moyes as manager in June, added: “We are obviously very sad to hear that Andy and Winston have suffered setbacks. This is a big blow for them and us, but we hope to see them back in action as soon as possible.“It does mean that we have lost two senior players in key areas, though, and we’ll continue to work hard with the owners to make further additions to strengthen the playing squad, beyond the five new signings already confirmed.”Since joining the club in 2010, Reid has made 222 appearances, while Carroll scored three goals in 18 appearances last season. ALTERED Getty Images who plays? 2 Andy Carroll’s injury curse has struck again How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible xi Winston Reid will miss at least three months after surgery Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes predicted How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence NEW ERA Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Latest Premier League news Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? last_img read more


first_imgSinger Mark Black has revealed Donegal and its people inspired her latest album.Songs From The Steeples is Mary’s 12th studio album and much of it was recorded in Donegal!The album was put together at well-known musician and producer Billy Robinson’s Steeples studio. “It was a great experience and I know Bily well and he is great to work with,” said Mary.Mary will be playing the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town on December 28th.    HOW DONEGAL INSPIRED MARY BLACK’S LATEST ALBUM was last modified: December 7th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Mary BlackSongs From The Steepleslast_img read more


first_imgMary Lou McDonald has been announced as Sinn Féin’s new leader.Deputy McDonald was named Sinn Féin president-elect at the Sinn Féin Cuige Uladh AGM in Belfast, and will be ratified at the party’s Ard Fheis on February 10th.The deadline for possible contenders to enter the race to lead the party expired yesterday, making the Dublin Central TD the only candidate. Donegal Sinn Féin members have shown unanimous support for Deputy McDonald in the lead up to this morning’s announcement.In a video, Inishowen Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says: “We’ve been inspired for many years by Mary Lou’s leadership here in Donegal. She’s been amongst us, she’s supported us, she’s met with community groups most recently when the floods happened in Inishowen she was there amongst the people. Her leadership ability and her warmth was there for everybody to see.”Members of Sinn Féin from across Donegal have gathered tonight in Letterkenny and unanimously endorsed @MaryLouMcDonald to be the next leader of @sinnfeinireland We all believe that she is the best person to lead us forward in to an exciting new era for our party #shesthe1 pic.twitter.com/xwDEiKJ4qr— PadraigMacLochlainn (@PadraigMacL) January 18, 2018Deputy Adams announced his intention to step down in November as part of Sinn Féin’s ten-year plan for the regeneration and renewal of the party. Leading the party for 35 years, he also indicated that a “necessary generational change” had to take place. Speaking at the event, McDonald says that she is proud and honoured to take the reigns from Adams.Irish unity is at the top of her agenda, saying that she hopes to see a Sinn Féin government north and south.“I know I have big shoes to fill taking on the role from Gerry Adams, and I know that is impossible but I have brought my own shoes and together, with all of the party membership, we will walk on a journey that will lead to Irish unity,” she said.“Uniting this island is the best outcome for all our citizens and it is now our task to convince our unionist friends and neighbours of that and to encourage them to help us build a new Ireland.“We are entering a new era and we can look forward with confidence. I want to see Sinn Féin in government north and south.“But it will be government based on equality, government that respects the rights of citizens, that delivers prosperity and opportunity for all and reflects our republican ideals.“To do that we need to continue to grow and develop, embracing new ideas while remaining true to our vision. “We are capable of achieving anything we set our minds to and it is now the task, duty and responsibility of all to create and deliver a new Ireland, together, united and strong.”Adams also addressed the delegates, saying a campaign and strategy for Irish unity must be devised.“We need to devise strategies and win support for a referendum on Irish unity. And we need to campaign for this. We also need to win that referendum… Don’t believe the naysayers and begrudgers in the Independent Media Group and others of like mind who claim that a United Ireland is a pipe dream.”He continued: “I want to thank all of those, including many of you in this room, who have worked with me during my 35 years as Uachtarán Shinn Féin. “I value your friendship, your advice and your activism. I believe we can be very proud of our successes during that time.”Deputy Adams has been the leader of Sinn Féin since 1983, and has previously served as an MP for west Belfast before turning his attention to Leinster House in 2012, where he currently holds a position as a TD for Louth.Mary Lou McDonald announced as new Sinn Féin leader was last modified: January 21st, 2018 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:ard fheisBelfastgerry adamsmary lou mc donaldSinn Feinlast_img read more


first_imgThe funeral of Patrick McGinty, who died in a tragic quad bike accident, will be held this Friday.Large crowds are expected at the funeral of the popular Mountcharles man.Mr McGinty, aged in his 40s, was involved in a quad bike accident in his hometown on Sunday evening. He suffered serious head injuries and was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where he died on Monday morning. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Nancy and will be greatly missed by his sisters, brothers and a wide circle of family and friends.Funeral mass for Mr McGinty will take place on Friday 21st June at 11am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mountcharles, with burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. Quad bike accident victim to be laid to rest this Friday was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:MOUNTCHARLESPatrick McGintyquad bike accidentlast_img read more


first_imgGBA has highlighted a few software and hardware monitoring systems that allow homeowners to monitor their energy usage, sometimes down to the smallest appliance and day part.The energy-saving effectiveness of this type of tracking, however, is tied entirely to how conscientiously homeowners respond to the data, if they respond at all. More than a few analysts have noted that even the most timely and detailed usage information, when presented in isolation, doesn’t prompt significant numbers of users to change their energy-usage behavior or switch out power-guzzling appliances for more-efficient ones.This is where efficiency software company OPOWER comes in. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the firm has been attracting attention for its Home Energy Reporting System, which is designed to tell utility customers how their rates of energy use rank relative to those of other homeowners in their service area.OPOWER says its system has been adopted by six of the country’s ten largest utilities and now reaches about 1 million households. Certainly OPOWER could be used in conjunction with other usage-tracking systems, such as Google’s PowerMeter, Microsoft Hohm, Greenbox, or other, similar products being developed for the energy efficiency market. But systems like OPOWER add a zesty ingredient – peer pressure – to what consumers might otherwise view as dry diagnostic data.The motivatorAmong the utility-customer groups that receive its reports, OPOWER says, energy savings have averaged from 1.5% to 3.5%. As noted in a recent Los Angeles Times story, the company’s reports gain most of their traction from two concepts researched and described by former Arizona State University psychology professor, and current OPOWER chief scientist, Robert Cialdini: the tendency for people to conform to what most other people do and the desire for social approval.Utilities using OPOWER’s system now include Puget Sound Energy (in Washington state), Connexus Energy (serving northern Minnesota), Commonwealth Edison (in northern Illinois) and, in California, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas.The exciting thing about the Home Energy Reporting System, Todd Starnes, manager of residential energy efficiency for Puget Sound Energy, told climate news website SolveClimate.com, is that the utility saw a statistically significant reduction of use within 48 hours of customers receiving the reports for the first time.Adds Bruce Sayler, manager of regulatory and governmental affairs for Connexus: the energy savings from the OPOWER report program, which costs $10 per customer, are second in cost-effectiveness only to the installation of CFLs.For those customers who are behind their peers in energy savings, the Home Energy Reports offer customized specifics about how to boost efficiency. Each report also features a bar graph comparing the customer’s usage to his or her neighbors’ – with a smiley face or two if they’re leading the energy efficiency pack in their service area.last_img read more