Ramirez gives PH its 2nd gold in Aimag

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees PH jiu-jitsu team. Apryl Jessica Eppinger (extreme left), Margarita Ochoa (third from left) and Annie Ramirez (fourth from left).ASHGABAT—Annie Ramirez pocketed a second gold medal for the Philippines in an-all Filipino final in the jiu-jitsu competitions of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at the Martial Arts Arena here.Ramirez ruled the women’s Ne-waza -55kg category at the expense of Jenna Kaila Napolis, 5-0, that pushed the country’s medal production to two gold, three silver and one bronze medals.ADVERTISEMENT Gian Taylor Dee aimed to make it three in a row but Omar Alfadhli of UAE derailed him in the finals of the men’s -56kg and settled for a silver medal following a similar performance of Marc Alexandar Lim (-69kg) earlier.Overall, Filipino jiu-jitsu fighters ended their campaign with two gold and two silver medals, surpassing the Philippine medal tally of one gold and two bronzes in the 2013 Incheon edition of the AIMAG.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jiu-jitsu expert Ochoa delivers PH’s 1st gold in Aimag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college #KicksStalker: ‘The Grail’ hits home SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tratter was part of the Gilas squad that went up against the Australian national team losing 84-68 in Melbourne back in February of 2018.And it was in this international tour of duty that Tratter learned from PBA stars like Juner Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think it allowed me to kind of pick up some ideas and thoughts on how to come about making basketball a job for me,” said Tratter. “I was taking all the advice from the older cats like Gabe or watching June Mar work.”“It helps me to stay focused on what I’m going to do next level.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tratter is also the tallest player in the draft standing at a shade over 6-foot-5 and this size of his makes him a valuable asset for any team.Tratter, however, isn’t worried about the hype that may surround him, saying he’s just concerned with helping the team that picks him up.“I don’t want to say I’m the best big,” said Tratter. “The ‘best big man’ label is just hearsay so I’m not really entertaining it and I’ll just work to show my capabilities and see where it goes from here”“I’m not going to say I’m the best but I’m comfortable in my ability coming into the Draft.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Abu Tratter has had a long road to the PBA but he picked up some valuable knowledge along the way.After becoming a UAAP champion with De La Salle University, Tratter then made his way into the international scene when he was chosen to be part of the Philippine national team pool that played in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Liberia Tops UNICEF’s 10 Worst for Access to Primary School

first_imgICN’s purpose is to provide sponsorship for the children, especially those whose parents and guardians cannot afford to send them to school, Lawrence Teah said.Liberia has the highest proportion of children missing out on primary school education with nearly two-thirds of its children never stepping inside a classroom, the United Nations said yesterday. African countries hit by conflict featured prominently in UNICEF’s first global out-of-school ranking, with South Sudan coming second with Eritrea on the list. In both countries, 59 percent of children are out of school.Last month UNICEF said a spike in the forced recruitment of child soldiers in South Sudan could be imminent amid fears that the East Africa nation was on the brink of renewed civil war.Although school is vital for children living in crises, education is one of the least funded sectors in humanitarian appeals, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, said in a statement.“For countries affected by conflict, school equips children with the knowledge and skills they need to rebuild their communities once the crisis is over,” UNICEF’s chief of education Jo Bourne said in the statement.“Schools can also protect children from the trauma and physical dangers around them.”Classroom routines can help children psychologically after witnessing atrocities, as well as safeguarding them from abuse, experts say.A crisis fund was launched in May at the World Humanitarian Summit to increase funding for children missing out on school due to war and natural disasters.Liberia, which emerged from two civil wars in 2003, temporarily shut its schools to stop the spread of the Ebola epidemic, which ended in June.The 18 million children in the 10 worst countries for access to primary school account for almost one third of the world’s 61 million primary school-aged children who are out of school, UNICEF said.The top 10 countries in the world with the highest proportion of children missing out on primary school are: 1, Liberia – 62 percent; 2, South Sudan – 59 percent; 3, Eritrea – 59 percent; 4, Afghanistan – 46 percent; 5, Sudan – 45 percent; 6, Djibouti – 43 percent 7, Equatorial Guinea – 42 percent; 8, Niger – 38 percent; 9, Mali – 36 percent and 10, Nigeria – 34 percent.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sampdoria set to move Liverpool striker

first_imgSampdoria are weighing up a move for Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli, according to reports in Italy.The striker endured a miserable season at Anfield after the Reds splashed out £16m to sign him from AC Milan.The Italian is now said to be ready to leave the club after just one season and clubs in Serie A have shown an interest.According to Corriere dello Sport, Sampdoria have offered to take the 24-year-old on loan for the season.One potential stumbling block to any move are Balotelli’s wages, which are reportedly over £4m-a-year.Sampdoria cannot afford that amount but are hoping Liverpool agree to split the cost if any loan deal takes place. 1 Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli last_img read more

TRAGIC PENSIONER LOST BELOVED FIDDLES IN ARSON ATTACK

first_imgThe late Dan Joe GallagherA PENSIONER who died a week ago had lost two violins in an arson attack, a court has heard.Dan Joe Gallagher, who would have been 87 on St Stephen’s Day, died in a boating accident in Rathmullan last Monday. Letterkenny District Court heard that Mr Gallagher had been owed compensation by a teenager after the thug torched his car outside his home near the Co Donegal town on September 16th 2011.The pensioner had received most of the money – almost €4,000 – but was owed another €600.This was handed in to court today by the solicitor for the accused teenager Frank Dorrian.Judge Paul Kelly was told however that he will never get the rest of the money.“Mr Gallagher passed away in sad circumstances,” said Inspector Goretti Sheridan.The teenager has admitted a number of offences. He cannot be named because he was a minor at the time.A second pensioner also lost a vehicle on the same night when it was also set on fire.The teenager has admitted a series of other offences in the same year including possession of knives.Judge Paul Kelly asked that Gardai contact single man Mr Gallagher’s next of kin to see if he left a will.TRAGIC PENSIONER LOST BELOVED FIDDLES IN ARSON ATTACK was last modified: November 19th, 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:arson attackDan Joe GallagherRathmullanviolinslast_img read more

MAN FACES THIRD PUBLIC ORDER CONVICTION

first_imgA probation report has been ordered on a Letterkenny man who is facing his third public order conviction in four years.Letterkenny District Court heard that Daniel Patterson of 4 Fairgreen Hill, Letterkenny was seen by gardaí walking down Main Street, Letterkenny holding a glass bottle on May 25th last.He was ordered to put it down by gardaí and became very aggressive. The court heard he continued to be aggressive and was arrested. Patterson continued to be aggressive in the patrol car on the way to the garda station.Judge Denis McLoughlin heard that he had previous convictions for public order offences.Solicitor for Patterson, Patrick Gallagher, said his client has issues with alcohol. He said the incident was “a slip on the path” and that he has not consumed alcohol since.Judge McLoughlin pointed out that this was the third time before the court for public order offences since 2009 for the father of one.The judge adjourned the case until February 18th for a report from probation services.MAN FACES THIRD PUBLIC ORDER CONVICTION was last modified: November 27th, 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:courtDaniel PattersonGardailetterkennylast_img read more

SCOUT WHO FOUND COLEMAN SAYS HE CAN PLAY FOR ANYONE

first_imgSeamus Coleman is on the verge of making his 200th appearance for his beloved Everton. The Liverpool Echo spoke to the man who spotted the Killybegs man at Sligo Rovers and helped the Toffees sign one of their most important ever players.Seamus ColemanMick Doherty had only travelled to Ireland’s west coast to watch his son Sean play for Sligo Rovers.But when he saw Seamus Coleman charging down the wing from right-back, it immediately turned into a busman’s holiday. Not long after first clasped eyes on the 21-year-old, Doherty was handed a scouting job with Everton and so quickly made a phone call to David Moyes to offer his recommendation.In January 2009, the Blues paid just £60,000 to the League of Ireland side for Coleman’s services and nearly seven years on have one of the Premier League’s best full-backs at their disposal.Coleman is in line to make his 200th appearance for Everton on Saturday when leaders Leicester City visit Goodison and Doherty, now a senior scout with Chelsea, has been thrilled by the right-back’s progression.But Doherty admits there was some fortune in him spotting the talented young defender. “It happened that I was in the right place at the right time,” Doherty told the ECHO.Seamus Coleman during his early days at Everton“Sean was playing for Sligo at the time so I would go over and watch him play and spend time with him.“When I saw Seamus play I was like ‘bloody hell he’s a talent’.“He was fast, strong and had a great work ethic up and down the line.“When I got the job at Everton, I put Seamus’ name to David Moyes and his staff. “He was this young, Irish boy who was raw and there was a lot of work to do technically.“But he had great heart and spirit so I recommended him to David.”He added: “He was like a bomb down that line but he wasn’t getting tested defensively.“When he first came to Everton, David played him as a right winger and he did well. “He then began playing right-back and though the early days were sometimes sketchy for him – he would sometimes be out of position of diving in – he is one of those players that when you tell him something he is all ears.”Moyes was known for his belief in thorough scouting of players before signing them but, as Doherty explains, Coleman’s situation required the Blues to move fast.“He went off my say so,” he said.“The club would’ve liked to have taken him on trial but, in my opinion, they don’t work because often people only find what’s wrong with players.“I’m not saying that would’ve happened with Seamus but he could’ve gone and not impressed and so they could have doubted him.“But Everton decided to take him and came up with the £60,000 which was a no brainer because you would have got that money back.“Paul Cook, manager of Sligo at the time, is a friend of mine and he told me that Seamus had gone over to Burnley and Celtic but they had turned their noses up at him.“We started to show interest and other clubs began to think they had made a mistake.”They had done.Seamus would not look out of place at the championsAnd Coleman’s transformation from rough diamond, plucked out of Ireland, to an accomplished right-back now makes him one of the most in-demand players in his position.Doherty says he’s good enough to play for any side in the Premier League but delighted he’s still at Everton.“He could’ve played for Chelsea last season when they won the league and not looked out of place,” Doherty said.“He could play for any of the top teams but I am delighted he is still with Everton because Everton is in my heart and he has got the lot.“He’s never a five out of 10, he’s always at least a seven and often a nine or a 10.“I speak with Seamus regularly to see how he’s getting on and I’ll sometimes see him out in town when he’s having a meal.“He’s a real family man and must be the only Irishman I know who doesn’t drink!“He’s a top, top player and a top, top guy.”Coleman was taken aback when it was put to him that his 200th appearance was on the horizon.“I never thought that far ahead. When you say it now, it is a lot of games to have played,” he told the ECHO.“But when I first came to the club, my first aim was to just get on the bench once and see what happens.“I signed a two-year deal and just treated it as a two-year trial, I didn’t look at it like ‘I’ve made it’. I wasn’t making any crazy money and wasn’t like I was sorted for life.“I just looked at it as a long trial and thought ‘let’s see where it goes’.“But step by step, contract after contract, and game after game I’ve progressed but at the age of 27, if someone said you would have played 200 games for Everton I would not have thought that in a million years.“It was never a landmark I set myself. It was just ‘get on the bench and take it from there’.“Even now, I don’t ever think I’ve made it. You have got to keep improving.“Last season, everything was a little below par so you come back wanted to improve.“If you start thinking like you’ve made it then that’s when you start on the downward spiral.”SCOUT WHO FOUND COLEMAN SAYS HE CAN PLAY FOR ANYONE was last modified: December 16th, 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:donegalevertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

HAS DONEGAL BEEN ROCKED BY ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE?

first_imgTHE KERRYKEEL area has been rocked by “a loud bang” tonight.However the British Geological Survey, which monitors tremors in Co Donegal, has not recorded anything in that area.Amateur weatherman Kenneth McDonagh told us: “People have reported to my Donegal weather channel tonight that they have felt yet again another ground tremor similar to one earlier this year. “People from the Kerrykeel area have contacted me to say there was a loud bang and some people felt their houses shake in that area around 9.20pm this evening.”A number of readers have contacted donegaldaily.com in the past few hours to report hearing a very loud bang, with reports from Rathmullan, Portsalon and the surrounding areas.One reader told us: “It sounded like thunder but it is a really calm night and I thought it could be another tremor.“It only lasted a few seconds, but my house did shake.” Amateur weatherman Kenneth has ruled out thunder as a cause of the loud bang.However the British Geological Survey, which monitors tremors, updated its website  and is not reporting a tremor in Co Donegal.© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyHAS DONEGAL BEEN ROCKED BY ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE? was last modified: March 14th, 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:HAS DONEGAL BEEN ROCKED BY ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE?last_img read more

Milford teacher gets to the heart of matter with special award

first_imgA Milford school teacher has received an award from the Irish Heart Foundation.Martin McGrory, of Loreto Community School received a Special Recognition Award from Caoimhe Rudden, Schools Officer, Irish Heart Foundation for training staff and pupils in the lifesaving skills of CPR.Loreto Community School, Milford, was the first school in Donegal to receive the award which recognises remarkable efforts in CPR promotion and training. Through its CPR 4 Schools programme, the Irish Heart Foundation is creating a generation of life savers.Caoimhe Rudden, IHF presenting Margaret O’Connor, Principal Teacher, Loreto Community School with a Special Recognition Award from the Irish Heart Foundation for training staff and pupils in the lifesaving skills of CPR. Loreto Community School, Milford, was the first school in Donegal to receive the award which recognises remarkable efforts in CPR promotion and training. Through its CPR 4 Schools programme, the Irish Heart Foundation is creating a generation of life savers. Also included are first year students Sarah McGinley and Jamie McGee who received their certificates today. Photo Clive WassonMilford teacher gets to the heart of matter with special award was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Groves is lined up for September return

first_imgGeorge Groves is being lined up for a return to the ring in September.The Hammersmith man’s promoter Kalle Sauerland wants him to fight in London on September 13 or a week later.Sauerland signed Groves before his knockout defeat by Carl Froch in their world super-middleweight title rematch at Wembley last month.Froch successfully defended his IBF and WBA titles against Groves for a second time, having won a controversial fight when they met in November.WBC champion Sakio Bika has been touted as a possible opponent for Groves’ third attempt to land a world title.Arthur Abraham, who holds the WBO belt and is also promoted by Sauerland, could be another option.See also:Promoters Sauerland snap up Groves Groves crushed by Froch in Wembley clashGroves: I’ll come back better and strongerGroves to fight in world title eliminatorFollow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more