Petron sweeps PLDT

first_imgBell had 15 points and 10 digs while Niemer scattered nine spikes, three aces and a pair of blocks for 14 hits.Mika Reyes was also instrumental with seven points while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Remy Palma added six points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the second game, Kalei Mau delivered the crucial blows down the stretch to carry United VC to a 12-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-22, 15-9 win over Sta. Lucia.The Filipino-American outside spiker finished with 22 points off 19 spikes as United VC improved to 1-1. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sta Lucia’s Pam Lastimosa goes for a kill over United VC’s Taira Robins-Hardy. See story below. —Sherwin VardeleonImports Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer powered defending champion Petron past PLDT Home Fibr, 25-19, 25-9, 25-10, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Billed as two of the best imports the country ever saw, Bell and Niemer were unstoppable from start to finish as they towed debuting Petron to the easy win in one hour and 26 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos out to deliver duathlon gold medals 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Local Travel Agents Induct New Leadership

first_imgThe new LTAA leadership and some board membersThe newly-elected corps of officers of Liberian Travel Agency Association (LTAA) have been inducted into office, to steer the affairs of the Association for the constituted time frame of two years. They are to also ensure that local travel agencies take over the sector in the coming years.This dream, according to the Association’s new leadership, is to be engendered by government’s commitment to improve the sector.The induction ceremony was held recently in Monrovia where Minister of Information Lenn Eugene Nagbe served both as guest speaker and induction officer.The LTAA is being led by a travel and tourism expert, Alpha Tah, who is referred to by colleagues as a ‘visionary,’ that will ensure Liberians become a dominant force in the sector.Alpha Tah said in her inaugural speech: “I am indeed glad for the privilege and the God-given opportunity accorded me to serve as president of LTAA. It is noteworthy to acknowledge the dispensation that such a vivacious responsibility has come to us not by accident, but an imposition to do our part in the Liberian travel industry and the world at large.”Min. Nagbe administers oath of office to members of LTAA new leadershipThough a huge task to shoulder, Ms. Tah believes that the travel and tourism industry is “whence we have our strength and fortitude to keep to its decency.”Liberia is at a crossroad, with the peril and challenges of daunting poverty, unemployment and lack of opportunities, and Ms. Tah asked, “Do we sit idle and get overwhelmed in these entanglements? A big no! Because we all know that an idle man is the devil’s workshop and an idle hand is the devil’s tool.”It is therefore the responsibility of members of the Association, especially its leadership, “to play a part and help change the story of our people from despair to hope.”However, she later realized that her dream was farfetched, beyond the pageantry of traveling and knowing the world. “It became about service to people by imparting their lives.”LTAA’s president Tah delivers her inaugural address“For us at the Liberia Travel Agency Association, the industry and its many filaments are our passion and the pinnacle of our dreams to success. We must live it and protect it,” Tah said.Minister Nagbe said one major problem that the sector’s stakeholders are confronted with is separating the regulatory and policy arms of the industry.The lack of a program to redevelop the sector has been one of the major challenges—even those rudimentary things that would ensure international best practices are major obstacles, Nagbe said.The ceremony was graced by the presence of major stakeholders.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Narine’s scintillating 61 leads Tigers over Windies B

first_imgGlobal T20 Canada…Sunil Narine, famously known for his mystery spin, struck a scintillating 25-ball 61 to spur Montreal Tigers over West Indies B in the first match of the second round in the 2018 inaugural Global T20 Canada on Tuesday at Maple Leaf Ground, King City, Toronto.Sunil NarineThe left-handed Trinidadian opened the batting and lifted nine balls over the ropes and hit a four as Montreal Tigers safely reached 165-4 in 17.3 overs replying to West Indies B’s challenging 162-7 from the full quota of 20 overs.Montreal Tigers ended the first and preliminary round at the bottom of the points table while the Caribbean lads finished top with eight points from five matches.Despite the loss, West Indies B will still advance to the qualifier stage, which commences today at the same facility, while Tigers will have to wait and hope that the other participating sides also face heavy defeats.Last evening, second-place Vancouver Knights and fifth-place Toronto Nationals were expected to meet while the third and fourth-place teams were expected to clash Wednesday morning.Narine began aggressively, immediately spanking two consecutive sixes. He was caught in the eighth over to left-arm orthodox spinner Khary Pierre, who was the most successful bowler with 2-25 off four overs.Despite an early wobble, Montreal Tigers underlined their batting strength and depth with Australian Moises Henriques supported well with 32.Fireworks continued towards the end as Sikandar Raza and Najibulla Zadra were also belligerent, finishing unbeaten with 32 and 29 respectively after West Indies B fought back gallantly with some tight bowling on an animated pitch.Earlier, West Indies B took first knock after they were sent in. Barbadian Shamar Springer produced a fine innings to lead the way with 62, counting seven fours and three sixes from 40 balls. The 20-year-old Springer started the innings with Guyanese Shane Rutherford, who was bowled comprehensively by pacer and skipper Lasith Malinga for two.Springer and the in-form number three batsman Brandon King steadied the innings by putting on a well-crafted 72-run second-wicket partnership to give the innings momentum, but once they were separated, wickets fell on a regular basis. Nicolas Pooran showed great inclination to be patient, but was undone for 23. Captain Anthony Bramble (04), Fabian Allen (11) and Kavem Hodge (13) then did not occupy the crease too long.Nepal’s 17-year-old leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichane, who was roughed up initially by Springer, ended with impressive figures of 3-31 from his four-over spell while medium pacer Cecil Pervez collected 2-31 off four overs.This is West Indies B’s second successive defeat having won their first four encounters, all in convincing fashion.The tournament, which began late last month, will conclude on Sunday also at the Maple Leaf venue when the championship contest bowls off from 15:00h. The victorious side will pocket US$500, 000 while a similar amount will be shared out as well in other prizes. (Ravi Madholall)last_img read more

Driving standards

first_imgFor that reason, there ought to be similar standards for drivers at the end their driving careers as those at the beginning. As it is, the DMV only requires a test for drivers over 70 after a failed vision test or if a family member or official report mental or physical limitations. This is not to say that older drivers aren’t safe. There’s a reason they get an insurance discount. But the reality is that new drivers and old drivers are often unsure behind the wheel in a way that mid-career drivers are not. What’s worse is they might not even realize it. For the safety of us all, the DMV ought to reassess its renewal process for older drivers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE accident at Gelson’s Market in Valley Village on Thursday, in which an older woman mistakenly backed over three people on a patio, shouldn’t cause people to assume older drivers are dangerous. Indeed, people of all ages cause injurious accidents every day for a variety of reasons. But this particular type of accident, on the heels of a similar one at the Burbank Costco, does raise pertinent questions about how at-risk drivers are screened. When a new driver shows up at the Department of Motor Vehicles, part of the requirement is a behind-the-wheel test. This makes good sense. A trained professional should assess a driver’s ability before allowing that person to take to the road with a 1-ton vehicle capable of causing mass death and destruction with one wrong move. last_img read more

Brazil skipper Alves leaves PSG

first_img0Shares0000Dani Alves won a pair of league titles and two domestic cups with PSG © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jun 23 – Just hours after scoring in Brazil’s 5-0 thrashing of Peru at the Copa America, Dani Alves announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain.The 36-year-old right back, who is captain of Brazil, had been with the French champions for two seasons and was at the end of his contract. “Everything has a start, middle and end, and the time has come to put a full stop here,” Alves said on Instagram.Alves did not reveal where he might go, and leaves PSG as compatriot Leonardo returns as the new sporting director.His departure also comes at a time when rumours are circulating about the future of Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer who has had an injury-hit season laced with controversy.Alves signed for PSG at the same time as Neymar, in the summer of 2017.The Juazeiro-born player, capped 111 times internationally, previously played club football for Bahia in Brazil, Sevilla and Barcelona in Spain and Juventus.Alves’ two seasons with PSG saw him part of a team that won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles as well as League Cup and French Cup trophies in his first year.He also won the 2017 Serie A title with Juve, after having claimed six La Liga, four Copa del Rey and three Champions League winners’ medals with Barca.Further success on the European stage eluded him at PSG, however, with the Parisians crashing out of the Champions League at the round-of-16 stage in his two seasons.“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences,” maintained Alves.“I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to build together a page in the history of this club.”Alves added: “It was two years of resilience and continuous reinvention to fulfil my mission… I apologise if at any point I was not up to it on the pitch, I apologise if at some point I made a mistake, I just tried to give my best.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

RESULTS FROM THE DUNGLOE 5K

first_imgResults: Dungloe 5K1. John Mc Callion 18:032. John Wallace 18:27 3. Ben Mc Gonagle 19:004. Michael Mc Elroy 19:095. Paul Mc Gee 19:196. Brendan Mc Cole 19:21 7. Seamie Ferry 19:258. Brendan Mc Bride 19:269. Denis Bonner 19:2810. Eamon Freel 20:0511. Patrick Trimble 20:13 12. Emer Magee 20:2013. Sarah Mulholland 20:3714. Martin Doherty 20:5615. Michael Rodgers 21:05 16. Paddy Solan 21:1017. Owen Coyle 21:5018. Elise Gillespie 21:5219. Joseph Casey 22:0720. Helen Doherty 22:0921. Padraig Gallagher 22:2422. Kathleen Rodgers 22:3523. John Ferry 22:4324. Seamus Sweeney 23:1325. Malachy Doyle 24:1326. Cathy Breslin 24:2027. Leah Mc Gee 24:5928. Mairead Gallagher 26:4329. Breege Ward 27:2730. Marcella Mc Glynn 27:5631. Helena Coll 27:5632. Breda Boyle 28:0233. Bríd Doherty 30:1534. Brid Marie Solan 31:3335. Dean Scorer 32:3236. Hazel Scorer 32:3237. Cian Doherty 39.3038. Michelle Ferguson 40:1439. Greta Boyle 40:1440. Diane Byrne 47:4741. Noreen Byrne 47:4742. Fiona Mc Gonagle 47:4743. Alvan Alcorn 53:29RESULTS FROM THE DUNGLOE 5K was last modified: March 24th, 2014 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:Dungloe 5klast_img read more

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE DONEGAL BAY CYCLING CLUB SPORTIVE EVENT

first_imgBy Paul McGroary: It’s all system go this week for the Donegal Bay Cycling Club as they host the second edition of the Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Leisure event this Sunday April 13th.The first running of the event last year proved to a great success, with more than 200 cyclists turning up to participate, and the feedback received was very positive. The hope this year is to build on the success of the first edition and turn the event into one of the best leisure events in the country.The formula is once again similar to last year with three routes to choose from 50/100/150k. There are small alterations to the route’s from last year with the circuit’s of the Donegal By-pass now excluded.The 50k route now includes a new loop around Ballintra-Laghey whilst the 100/150k route’s has a few new changes, with a section along the coast at Mountcharles, a new loop around Glenties/Maas/Clooney and a new route home via the Ardaghey road from Ardara to Inver. The food stop on the longer routes has also moved to the top of the hill in Ardara just so the cyclists are not faced with a hill straight after the refuelling!!!The scenery on each route is some of the best Donegal has to offer with magnificent coastal scenery and plenty of boglands in the wilds of Donegal. Indeed the scenery on offer proved to be one of the big draws for people attending the event last year, and one of the long-term aim’s would be to turn the event into a major sporting/tourist event that would draw people to Donegal Town and the surrounding areas.With the option of three distances to choose from, the Sportive accommodates a wide selection of cyclists. From those who are just getting into the sport to those who are looking for a real tough challenge. Many sportives don’t really cater to the newer cyclist but the club feel this is an important part of getting more people out on their bicycles. As such the 50km distance is perfect for the newer cyclist. You don’t need a huge amount of training and only a few weeks or so of preparation would probably see the average joe non cyclist capable of completing the 50km route.The other big plus is the Sportive is not a race but more of a fun day out. Yes, there will always be a few who are hammering along but really the idea is that you cycle at whatever pace you feel comfortable. There are no prizes on offer and the reward is just getting out on your bike, enjoying the countryside and the satisfaction you gain from finishing the event.Registration for the Sportive is from 8:30am to 9:30 am at the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town with the cycle starting at 10:00 from The Diamond. Helmet’s are compulsory for participation.There will be a food stop on each route as well as hot food at the finish for those cyclist’s who participate in the 100/150km routes.Further information can be found on the club website Donegalbaycyclingclub.com or the Donegal Bay CC Spring Sportive facebook page. Route Previews:50km Route: The 50km route leaves the Diamond in Donegal Town and heads out the N15 toward Ballyshannon continuing south as far as the village of Ballintra, then it turns left onto the old main road heading north again back towards Laghey. Anyone who has competed in the Donegal Bay Club League will be familiar with this section as it used as the road race circuit. From Laghey the course crosses the Seven arches bridge and heads out on the quiet backroads towards Barnesmore taking in some lovely scenery with a refreshments stop at the old school Barnesmore before hitting the main Donegal-Ballybofey road just before Barnesmore Gap. Across the main road and it’s back on to the back-roads as the route heads west again dropping down past the shore of Lough Eske and continuing on mostly flat roads until it comes out on the N56 west of Donegal Town. The route then turns east back toward Donegal Town passing through the town and finishing at the Abbey Vocational with refreshments and a hot shower awaiting those with weary legs100km Route: Starting at the Diamond, the 100km heads west on the N56 before turning off the main road just before the village of Mountcharles were it drops down to the shore road, past the pier and back up to the Doorin line before rejoining the N56 at Inver. Continuing west through Dunkineely and Bruckless, the route changes direction just before Killybegs at the five points junction, taking a right and heading back toward Ardara where there will be a refreshments stop. Now refueled, the route continues on through Glenties and heads toward Dungloe but cuts off at Maas to do a loop past Kildoney and Portnoo before re-entering Ardara, its down the hill and then left, climbing out of Ardara on the road back to Inver through a landscape of bog and heather. Once back on the N56, its east again toward Donegal Town and finishing at the Abbey Vocational School for the re-energising. 150km: The first part of the long route is the same as the 100km as far as the five points junction but rather than turning off, the long route continues west through the fishing town of Killybegs, out past Fintra and just after the Blue Haven Hotel leaves the main road to take the beautiful scenic Coast road into the village of Kilcar and then onto Carrick. The scenery starts to get more stark now but remains enchanting and beautiful as we head further west before dropping down into the village of Glencolumbkille where we cannot go much further west, instead the route turns east and takes the quiet back road back toward Ardara. Its down the famous Glengesh pass which will come as a relief to many and it’s no time at all to the refreshments stop in Ardara. The remaining part of the route mirrors the 100km all the way back to the finish in Donegal TownALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE DONEGAL BAY CYCLING CLUB SPORTIVE EVENT was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:Donegal Bay Cycling Clubroute mapssportivelast_img read more

Group blows wind into sails of disabled

first_img Information about LETMESAIL is available by contacting Gary Spindt at gary@letmesail.orgor (661) 255-7609.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Advocates of Santa Clarita’s developmentally disabled have formed a new social group. LETMESAIL Inc. – an acronym for Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living – is a group for children and adults with developmental disabilities, cognitive delays and other special needs. Already 40 members have joined the group, which sponsors dances, parties and field trips, as well as educational programs and support-group meetings for parents. The founders of the nonprofit LETMESAIL are Gary Spindt and Don Zennie, both leaders in the local Special Olympics chapter founded nine years ago. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The number of local people with disabilities has grown over the years, but many parents of children with disabilities don’t believe enough programs exist to help their kids live to their full potential, organizers said. According to a recent survey conducted by LETMESAIL, these parents said they were desperate for quality supervised activities for children. The group’s goal is to offer supervised leisure time and recreational activities for the disabled to empower them to lead more independent, productive and healthy lives. “The enthusiasm of the parents and clients for this new organization was terrific,” Spindt said after a recent meeting. “The goal of LETMESAIL is to improve the quality of life for those people with disabilities by offering recreational and social activities, job training skills, and family support through educational programs.” Entertainer Kathy Buckley, a LETMESAIL board member, reminded the crowd at the meeting about the importance of the organization. She provided stories of frustration from her own childhood – having been born with a hearing impairment that wasn’t diagnosed until she was 8.last_img read more

DONEGAL SOCCER STAR ON THE HUNT FOR NEW CLUB FOLLOWING RELEASE FROM PREMIERSHIP CLUB

first_imgNorwich City defender Kyle Callan-McFadden is still on the hunt for a new club after getting released by the Premiership newcomers. The newly-promoted Canaries are on the hunt for new players and Scottish manager Alex Neil has deemed the former Swilly Rovers player surplus to requirements at the end of last season. Neil’s decision to release Callan-McFadden from the club has a come a huge shock to the talented Ireland U21 international who returned from the European Championships completely unaware he was set to be released.The Ramelton native is now on the search for a new club but has indicated there has been significant interest from other clubs in England.Callan-McFadden told SHOOT, ““I didn’t expect to return from the European Under-21 Championship to look for a new club, it’s all a bit surreal.“However, football has a way of throwing you a political curveball at times, and it’s about how I deal with it. “I have some great memories during my time at Norwich and made some great friends, but I can’t look back and dwell on what could have happened, or why it didn’t happen, it is what it is.“Personally, I feel that I am in the best shape that I have been in, and know what I can do and where my strengths lie. Since returning from the Euros, I have been made aware that some clubs have expressed an interest in my availability, so it’s about taking stock of everything and pushing on from there,” he concluded DONEGAL SOCCER STAR ON THE HUNT FOR NEW CLUB FOLLOWING RELEASE FROM PREMIERSHIP CLUB was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 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:Kyle Callan-McFaddennewsNorwich Citysoccerlast_img read more

Rodgers hails ‘fantastic’ Liverpool after Fulham thrashing

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players after their 4-0 hammering of Fulham.The Whites were totally outclassed at Anfield and have now won only one of their last 10 matches.“Every level of our game was fantastic. The quality of our football was terrific. I knew we would get a reaction today because of the honesty of the group,” Rodgers said.“We worked hard in the week. Tactically we were ready for the game and you could see that from the performance.“I thought Stewart Downing was brilliant. We had a conversation about six weeks ago of where he is at.“We talked about the fact that if he is not a regular then we will look at it January. Since then, he has been in the team and he has shown he is an important member of the squad.”More reaction to follow later.   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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more