PBA: Columbian finally gets first win, stops Rain or Shine in its tracks

first_imgPBA: Columbian vs Rain or Shine. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Columbian put a positive stamp in its dreary conference after frustrating Rain or Shine, 100-84 and ending its nine-game skid in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Center here.The Dyip, who are already out of the playoff picture, improved to 1-9 while dampening Elasto Painters’ quarterfinals hopes as they stayed at the ninth seed with a 2-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT This is the Dyip’s first win in the third conference after going on a 25-game losing streak that lasted for more than two years.Columbian’s last victory in the Governors’ Cup was in the 2015-2016 season when it was still called Mahindra Enforcer and had James White as the import.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 ChrissDyip head coach Johnedel Cardel said the win was a huge sigh of relief for him after he told team management that he was prepared be let go if the team doesn’t start winning.“It’s as if a thorn was taken out of my chest,” said Cardel in Filipino. “I felt like giving up and I told the bosses that if we don’t win I’m fine if the team shuffles everything up and that’s fine with me.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Terrence Watson put up 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Elasto Painters who are 0-3 against the Dyip this season.RELATED VIDEO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “They told me that they won’t do that and they support me so that was a morale booster for me.”Columbian lost a 11-point halftime lead and trailed 61-57 midway the third quarter, but responded with an inspired 34-9 blitz to turn the game back to its favor.Jerramy King capped off the comeback with a booming triple for a 91-70 lead with 3:07 left in the game.Akeem Wright led the Dyip’s charge with 23 points and 12 rebounds while King added 18 points, and six rebounds.Rashawn McCarthy orchestrated Columbian’s offense with 16 points, seven rebounds, and six assists while Ronald Tubid also had 16 points and Philip Cahilig pitching in 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Show ‘n’ Shine happening at Northern Lights Raceway this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It’s going to be weekend of both fast and gorgeous-looking wheeled vehicles at Northern Lights Raceway.Raceway president Mark Brush says that to celebrate Father’s Day weekend, the drag strip next to the North Peace Airport has confirmed that both the Fort St. John Cruisers and Mile Zero Cruisers will be bringing their classic machines to the raceway for a show ’n’ shine.Brush says that for the second weekend this season, the races will kick off with street legal races on Friday evening. Anyone with a street legal vehicle that is clean and can pass an inspection can bring it down to race on the 1/4 mile strip. Admission for racers is $20, and drivers must also bring an approved helmet.- Advertisement -Northern Lights Raceway action starts at 10:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with time trials, before races begin in the afternoon.last_img read more

FSJ city council approves grant to Peace Country River Rats

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John city council has approved a grant to the Peace Country River Rats to help host the 2019 World Jet Boat Race Championships.Peace Country River Rats had requested that the city funds the race with a $2,500 grant.Council has passed a motion to fund the full amount requested by the group.- Advertisement -This funding will help alleviate the cost associated with the hosting of the race.The 2019 World Jet Boat Race will be coming to the Peace on July 10 to 21, 2019.last_img read more

KPL to consider FKF’s criteria on relegation and promotion

first_imgKPL had insisted they would go with the 2015 Memorandum of Understanding that dictated two teams will be automatically relegated and two promoted, but FKF on their side have added that the 16th placed team from the top tier will tackle the third placed second tier team in a play-off.“We had a meeting with FKF officials on Wednesday and they made their proposal on the play off. The Governing Council will meet next week, discuss this and thereafter we will make a decision based on our deliberations,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.FKF have insisted they will go by their criteria that will subject up to three teams in the top tier to a relegation dog fight and a corresponding promotion chase in the National Super League.“From the beginning, we have been clear on this. After the tribunal decision at the start of the season, we communicated to KPL that this was the way we wanted things to happen. We even wrote them a letter on the 15th of March telling them of the same. We will meet and hopefully we can agree on that,” FKF boss Nick Mwendwa said.-KPL Relegation battle-Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi and his assistant Salim Ali engage the team in a half time pep talk during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe KPL will enter its penultimate stage this weekend. Already, Muhoroni Youth have been relegated from the top tier and Western Stima will join them if they lose against Posta Rangers on Saturday.Thika United and Mathare United are in a race to either avoid dipping into the automatic relegation zone or occupying the 16th play-off spot. Thika currently occupy that slot separated from Mathare by goal difference.In the National Super League, it’s s four-way battle for promotion. Two former Premier League sides, Ushuru and KCB are lining up to bounce back into the top tier.Ushuru lead the log with 71 points, Wazito are second with 71, same as third placed Vihiga United who have a lower goal difference while KCB are on 70 with three matches are left before the season’s curtains come down.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The High Court has ruled that the 2017 KPL comprise of 16 teams.Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 10- The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) management says its Governing Council will consider Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) promotion and relegation criteria after a meeting with the federation heads on Wednesday evening.Like the Biblical Tower of Babel, KPL and FKF were speaking different languages as far as promotion and relegation at the end of this season is concerned following the expansion of the league was concerned.last_img read more

Liverpool vow to spend after posting profit

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are on the cusp of the Champions League quarter-finals after thrashing Porto 5-0 away in the first leg © AFP/File / Francisco LEONGLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Liverpool have pledged to back boss Jurgen Klopp in the transfer market after their accounts returned to profit with a 5.4bn (£39mn) surplus recorded in the latest financial results.The Reds had made a £21 million loss for the year ending May 2016, but they benefited from a £30 million increase in media revenue from the first year of the new three-season Premier League broadcast deal. Liverpool’s commercial revenue grew by £20 million thanks to 12 new sponsorship partnerships.A first season for Anfield’s expanded Main Stand saw match day revenue increase by £12 million to £74 million mainly as a result of increased hospitality sales.Liverpool’s overall revenue for the financial year to May 31, 2017 increased by £62 million to £364 million – a sharp rise of 20.5 percent.The figures do not take into account Liverpool’s combined spend of £80 million on Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andrew Robertson last year.Virgil van Dijk’s £75 million arrival from Southampton and Philippe Coutinho’s £142 million sale to Barcelona — both deals happened in January — are also not included.Although bank debt rose from £22 million to £67 million through spending on capital infrastructure and player recruitment, Klopp will be allowed to make more new signings when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.“Performance on the pitch and the reinvestment in our squad is always a priority and following the club’s record signing last month we will look to invest again in the summer,” Liverpool’s chief operating officer Andy Hughes said.“Progress on and off the pitch is critical to the growth of this football club – we all want success and everything we’re doing is geared toward fulfilling our football ambitions.”Meanwhile, figures up to November 30, 2017 show that Arsenal Holdings plc now has cash reserves of £137.6million – up £37.1 million on their 2016 results.However, Arsenal’s football turnover decreased £23.4 million after they failed to qualify for the Champions League and are instead competing in the less lucrative Europa League this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BUSTER BROWN GETS HIS TEAM READY FOR THE NEW SEASON

first_imgMrs Brown’s Boys star Danny O’Carroll shows he isn’t afraid to muck in when it comes to getting his team fit for the new season. Danny, who is known better as Buster in the hilarious sitcom, is joint manager of Donegal League side Lagan Harps who begin their campaign later this month.Danny put his side through their paces during a pre-season run through the Old Foundry in Lurgybrack outside Letterkenny. Danny O’CarrollBut as you can see from the picture, the players are covered from head to toe in muck, while Buster has managed to steer clear of the mud and keep his managers tracksuit intact.Lagan Harps stalwart Ernie Pollock revealed last year how Danny was no mean player when he got the time to line-out for his local side.But the Dubliner was forced to hang up his boots for a while this season because of work-commitments.Danny will be hoping his side can match the success of the hit TV show he stars in which recently hit the big screens. Rumours that Buster has secured the services of the affable Mrs Brown have not yet been confirmed, although it is believed that initial negotiations have taken place between both parties.It’s believed that her role at the club would involve making sandwiches for after the games, and ensuring the kit is sparkling clean for every match. BUSTER BROWN GETS HIS TEAM READY FOR THE NEW SEASON was last modified: August 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusterDanny O’CarrollFeaturesLagan Harps FCMrs Brown’s BoysnewsSportlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN DIES AFTER GOLFING HOLIDAY TRAGEDY

first_imgA well-known Letterkenny man who took ill in a swimming pool while holidaying in Portugal has died.Former nurse and tutor Hugh McFadden died yesterday afternoon after being flown back to Donegal by air ambulance.He had remained on a life support machine for a number of days until yesterday. Mr McFadden, 71, who was originally from Kerrykeel, had lived in the Gortlee area for many years where he was a retired Behavioural Therapist.Mr McFadden was on a golfing holiday with former work colleagues and other staff from Letterkenny General Hospital when he became unwell.His wife Vera and his two daughters flew out to Portugal to be by his bedside.One of his daughters is due to be married shortly. Mr McFadden also has two sons – John, a well-known local Garda and James, a radiographer at Letterkenny General Hospital.The late Mr McFadden was very well-known in many circles in Letterkenny and beyond and was a former captain of Letterkenny Golf Club.EndsLETTERKENNY MAN DIES AFTER GOLFING HOLIDAY TRAGEDY was last modified: June 22nd, 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)last_img read more

SENIOR COUNCIL OFFICIAL TARGETED IN FAKE RACIST E-MAIL SCAM

first_imgAn investigation has been launched after a senior Donegal County Council official was targeted in a fake racist e-mail campaign.Hundreds of fake emails were distributed last night claiming to come from the well-known council official.The fake e-mail even includes the official’s real mobile phone number. It also claims to come from the official’s county council e-mail address but this is a fake account.The letter uses racist language and claims the official is welcoming the formation of a new political party in Donegal.A spokesman for Donegal County Council has confirmed that they are aware of the e-mails and investigating the matter.It is not known if the information has been passed on to Gardai or if an official complaint has been made.  SENIOR COUNCIL OFFICIAL TARGETED IN FAKE RACIST E-MAIL SCAM was last modified: May 31st, 2013 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:Donegal County Councilfake e-mailsGardailast_img read more

Alert raised over suspicious car ‘checking houses’

first_imgA community alert has been raised over a car that is reportedly driving around houses and driveways in East Donegal.Locals outside Lifford have been warned by a concerned member of the public about a Blue Ford Fiesta with a Northern Irish registration seen in the area over the past three days.A report from the Carrigans, Killea & St Johnston Community Crime Alert group said that two passengers were seen in the car which was driving around local properties, houses and driveways. People in the Porthall, Binnion and Rossgeir were urged to be aware of the vehicle, which allegedly sped away when approached by locals.Alert raised over suspicious car ‘checking houses’ was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Should Entrepreneurs Have Their Own National Holiday? Why Not?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… chris cameron Tags:#events#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Supporters can cast their vote by visiting EntrepreneursDay.org and signing a petition aimed at President Obama by logging in with their Twitter account. Do keep in mind, however, that doing so will automatically tweet your support out on your account, but that’s a small price to pay to help raise entrepreneurial awareness.Many notable entrepreneurs have already signing the petition, including WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, Jason Fried of 37Signals, video blogger Andrew Warner of Mixergy and Babak Nivi of Venture Hacks. Also included on the list of supporters is former New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson, and Babson College President Leanard Schlesinger.Much like the Startup Visa movement, this petition for a national holiday seems like a no-brainer for fans of entrepreneurship. Why should we want to spread information and resources to as many people as possible? Why shouldn’t we recognize entrepreneurs for their achievements on a national stage? If you can find a discernible downside to this, please let us know about it in the comments below. Otherwise, go sign the petition and help entrepreneurs get the national recognition they deserve. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts In the recent months, entrepreneurship has been a hot topic in Washington. From the proposed Startup Visa, to Senator Dodd’s financial reform strategies and even to the overall need for more job creation – many agree that entrepreneurship will play a large role in turning this country’s economic woes around. But one group in support of entrepreneurship is asking for something a little different from the President: a national holiday.Siamak Taghaddos, co-founder of Grasshopper, a virtual phone system built for entrepreneurs, proposed this morning that March 20th, 2011 should be the first annual National Entrepreneurs’ Day in honor of all the good that has come to the nation through entrepreneurship. After all, this nation was build by entrepreneurs who took a risk on a crazy venture called America, so why shouldn’t entrepreneurs have their own day?The purpose of having a day for entrepreneurship isn’t only to honor and remember the great entrepreneurs of our past, but to also band together in support for improving the future of the country’s forward thinkers. Taghaddos believes a day to honor the achievements of the nation’s entrepreneurs could serve to drive the country back toward economic prosperity.“Entrepreneurs are America’s real ‘bailout’ in the sense that by investing in them and their ventures, we would stimulate a real economic turnaround,” writes Taghaddos. “Whether or not you agree with the politics, entrepreneurship is a vital part of any economic stimulus.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more