Azkals fly to Doha seeking maximum points

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody Looking to grab maximum points this time, the Philippine Azkals flew to Doha last Tuesday night to undergo a one-week camp in preparation for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifying duel with Yemen.Missing several key players due to injuries, the Azkals were held to a 2-2 draw by the Yemenis Sept. 5 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.ADVERTISEMENT ‘GAB is not to blame’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up But the Filipinos remain on top of Group F with seven points, although a defeat in the Oct. 10 clash at Al Wakrah SC Stadium could put their qualification hopes in peril.Azkals coach Thomas Dooley got a boost on the defensive end with Daisuke Sato, who plays for Horsens in the Danish first division, returning from suspension.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Azkals have conceded six goals from their first three matches and they suffered a blow when top centerback Amani Aguinaldo sustained a long-term knee injury.Misagh Bahadoran, the leading scorer in World Cup Qualifying two years ago, also did not make the trip due to a shoulder injury. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

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Police hunting suspect who set couple on fire

first_img— victims continue to battle for lives at GPHCThe suspect who doused a man and his reputed wife with gasoline before setting them on fire is still on the run, but the Police are combing the backdam areas in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to locate him.Georgetown Public Hospital CorporationHowever, the 35-year-old burn victim, Lyndon Joseph, along with his 30-year-old spouse, Maria Da Silva, are still battling for their lives at the Burn Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).They are each in a critical but stable condition.On Thursday last, the couple were asleep in their mining camp at Toroparo Landing, Region Seven, when the suspect committed the act.Reports are that Joseph and Da Silva had attended a birthday celebration in the area on Wednesday evening and while they were there, the couple received information that the suspect was in their mining camp.The businessman and his wife left the party in haste and upon arriving at the mining camp, they saw the suspect. Joseph reportedly picked up a cutlass and dealt the man several lashes to his body.The suspect left the camp but according to reports, returned at approximately 04:00h on Thursday and proceeded to dowse gasoline on the couple and set them alight. He quickly escaped the scene, leaving the camp to burn, with Joseph and Da Silva trapped inside.However, public-spirited persons managed to rescue the businessman and his wife and rushed them to the Bartica Regional Hospital where they were treated and medevaced to the GPHC.Both Joseph and his wife would have sustained about 80 per cent burns about their body. The businessman is formerly of Jango Town, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.last_img read more

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High speed chase with a Moose

first_imgPhoto:  The RCMP search follow a Moose down 96th ave – Tina MarshOkay maybe it wasn’t a high speed chase.  A reader sent us this picture of a RCMP member chasing a Moose down 96th Ave near 82nd street.  Everyone made it out okay as the moose was chased off the busy street.- Advertisement -Remember if you see news happening send us your tip contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comlast_img

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Tottenham target set for Roma switch

Davide Astori 1 Tottenham target Davide Astori is set to complete his move to Roma.The Cagliari defender was said to be close to a move to Lazio earlier in the summer, but Tottenham were still credited with an interest in the talented 27-year-old.But Astori caused a surprise when he signed a new contract with Cagliari – and now it seems he is still set for a switch away from the club.Roma have reportedly offered around £6m for his services and it is thought a deal will be completed before the end of the week, with Sky Sports Italia claiming the player is close to agreeing terms with the Stadio Olimpico based side.

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PRINGLE CALLS FOR SUB-REGIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR DONEGAL

first_imgDeputy PringleDeputy Thomas Pringle has slammed an Action Plan claiming Donegal was pitched with contrasting counties like Louth in order to skew jobs figures for the entire region.The Deputy says the idea that Donegal and Louth are included under one Action Plan doesn’t make sense.He said “The two have completely different economic needs. It is clear this was done so that positive job figures in Louth will skew the figures overall in the region to make the Government look good. “I’ve raised this issue before in the Dáil but I was told I was playing a numbers game. It’s not me playing. The Government proposes 28,000 jobs by 2020 but how many of these are promised for Donegal? It’s the highest populated county out of a total of six counties included in this Plan yet Donegal remains peripheral to its proposals.He added that Donegal should have been given a sub-regional action plan that reflects the unique circumstances of the county and its economic development needs while targeting the legacy of years of under-investment and continued marginalisation from national policies.“If the Government was serious about job creation it would invest in local jobs which are sustainable to rural communities. This could have been reflected in an expedited plan to roll out broadband infrastructure to peripheral and remote areas working inwards towards more populated areas.“This would ensure that most of Donegal could catch up with other urban centres and counties across Ireland experiencing growth and would give people the scope to create their own jobs within their own communities. “There is an over- reliance on IDA investment to bring in the majority of these jobs but the reality is it will do little outside of urban centres in Donegal. It’s not rural-friendly.“Investing in rural- friendly industries like biomass would ensure people stay in rural Ireland. I do welcome the inclusion of biomass in one of the actions outlined but it’s an ongoing project that lacks a timeline or job projections. It’s important that funding continues to be invested in biomass development to maximise job potential.“I welcome the mention of the Killybeg’s Regional Seafood Development Hub and the commitment to develop a Renewable Energy Innovation Centre at Killybegs. However, it’s vital that funding is secured to ensure maximise job creation in the sector and the region as a whole.“Education and training do feature in the Action Plan however there is no sign of commitment to keep the Killybegs campus of LYIT open. This facility will be vital for the areas it serves and for training people for local jobs.PRINGLE CALLS FOR SUB-REGIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 1st, 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:Deputy Thomas PringleDonegal action planjobslast_img read more

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REVEALED: EXPELLED PLAYGROUP STAGE THREE-DAY SIT-IN AT COMMUNITY CENTRE

first_imgA PLAYGROUP told to quit premises at a Co Donegal community centre is refusing to leave – and plans legal action to stay put!The Children’s Point Childcare Centre is based at the community centre in Quigley’s Point. In a statement issued to donegaldaily.com, the playgroup chairperson Nancy McCauley said the group was ignoring the notice to quit after taking legal advice.It’s understood the committee which runs the community centre had invited a new organisation to provide childcare facilities.The playgroup responded by changing the locks and staging a sit-in on the premises for the past THREE DAYS!Said the statement: “Due to the actions of QPCC and in order to secure the future of our facility and the jobs of our staff, on legal advice we are continuing with our tenancy at Quigley’s Point Community Centre using only the rooms designated for the childcare service. “There is absolutely no reason that the action we have taken will cause the Community Centre to close or curtail any of the activities currently taking place there. Our tenancy will continue, as it has always done, without any interruption to the activities of QPCC, outside our rooms.“We have conducted our affairs through the proper legal channels, and all the facts will be given in open court.The statement went on: “In the interest of clarity it is important that the issues are clarified and, clearly and accurately, set out:Registered letters were sent to QPCC, and their solicitor, clearly setting out our intention to continue our tenancy and to seek relief for an invalid termination of our lease.CPCC is an independent limited liability company with charitable status. Our financial affairs are all in order and audited. We do not owe any monies to QPCC. We have a current tax clearance certificate. We employ three members of staff.In April 2011 an invalid Notice to Quit was served on CPCC and QPCC made it clear that they were going to open a “new” childcare facility. This was confirmed in the Parish Newsletter at the beginning of May. No consideration was given to, or going to be given to, the staff employed by CPCC.On 5th May 2011 a public meeting was held on the matter. QPCC have not honoured a commitment given at that meeting to revert to CPCC and to reconsider the Notice to Quit.While still maintaining our legal entitlement to a new lease in the community centre, CPCC tried to secure alternative premises. QPCC have objected to this process in the most vigorous manner. (See Donegal County Council Planning Enquiries website – Planning Ref: 11/70272).On Friday 2nd September, we entered the premises to set up our rooms for the new term. We were refused keys to the rooms or to the main entrance, hence the need to change the locks. A copy of the keys to the new locks would have been given to QPCC.On Saturday 3 September 2011, we agreed to nominate a mediator to discuss the current impasse and explore a mutually acceptable resolution. This was without prejudice to the legal position of both parties. This suggestion, made by independent well-intentioned members of the community, was rejected by QPCC.We have always been mindful of the welfare of all the children in the community and the community at large, but we were faced with no alternative but to take the action that we have now taken.No-one from the community centre was available for comment.REVEALED: EXPELLED PLAYGROUP STAGE THREE-DAY SIT-IN AT COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: September 5th, 2011 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:playgroup rowquigleys pointlast_img read more

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DONEGAL TO MASSIVELY OUTNUMBER TYRONE AS RED HAND GIVE BACK 1,000 TICKETS

first_imgDonegal has been handed a massive boost ahead of Sunday’s Ulster Championship clash against Tyrone after fans snapped up an extra 1,000 tickets.The tickets were handed back to the GAA by Tyrone County Board because they could not off-load them.Tyrone were allocated just over 5,700 tickets but could not get rid of them. The extra 1,000 tickets are now being allocated to clubs across Donegal where they are like gold-dust.Donegal County Board official Grace Boyle said they were delighted to get the extra tickets.“There is a huge demand for tickets for Sunday’s game and we are just delighted to get these extra 1,000 tickets.“The Donegal fans are delighted to be able to snap them up. They are being distributed to clubs tonight,” she said. The extra 1,000 tickets will see Donegal fans far outnumber their Tyrone counterparts for the showdown at MacCumhaill Park on Sunday.Tyrone had originally tried to get the game switched from MacCumhaill Park but the GAA ruled the game could go ahead at the Ballybofey ground.  DONEGAL TO MASSIVELY OUTNUMBER TYRONE AS RED HAND GIVE BACK 1,000 TICKETS was last modified: May 22nd, 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:donegalticketsTyroneUlster Championshiplast_img read more

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Calling it like they want to see it

first_img Given a choice of having it available to the umps, Fox analyst Tim McCarver, who’ll be doing a record 16th World Series broadcast, remains a traditionalist. But he isn’t against some alterations for the good of the game. “I don’t want to see it, but this postseason has been a good example for those proponents of a replay system,” said McCarver on Thursday. “The human element should be involved, but I’d understand if someone made a strong argument using examples from this postseason to make their case, because they’d have legitimate issues.” “I thought he got better each game,” Fox Sports executive producer Ed Goren said, “and between Joe, Tim and Lou, it was intelligent, fun and easy to listen to.” Said Buck: “At this point, I don’t think Lou is looking for a regular schedule in broadcasting, but if this was a one-shot deal, I think he enjoyed it. He also said to Tim the other night after Game 5 (of the ALCS) that he wished he had done this before he managed because it made him realize that managers, including himself, tend to play it too close to the vest during the postseason and forget they can play the same way they did in the regular season.” The Big Joe Shopping Network: Jared Levine, the agent for longtime L.A. sports talk host Joe McDonnell, says he has not received any concrete job offers since KSPN-AM (710) informed McDonnell two weeks ago that his contract would not be renewed. McDonnell is still under employment of 710 and can not take any new jobs until early next month. Roger Nadel, the general manager of 1540-AM The Ticket, hired McDonnell to work as a sports anchor at KFWB-AM (980) several years ago and says that “if there’s a place on our staff, it would make sense to have him here. I know he’s out there, I know he has great connections and a lot of people swear by him. I know he has a very loyal audience. I have some time to figure things out.” Sources say McDonnell’s agent has also spoke to Don Martin, the program director at KRLA-AM (570), and could be talking soon to representatives at Fox Sports Radio. While the baseball postseason broadcasts have turned 710’s daily programming into a merry-go-round, with Steve Mason and John Ireland’s “Big Show” bouncing all over the time slots, the station has been using Gary Miller and Dave Denholm as a temporary replacement for McDonnell. It is trying to decide who to put in the 1-to-3 p.m. slot – possibility more syndicated ESPN programming – before it moves Mason-Ireland to the afternoon drive. The latest Arbitron rating trends for McDonnell’s 4-to-7 p.m. time slot at KSPN-AM actually jumped from 0.7 to 1.6 for overall listeners 25-to-54, although some of that could be attributed to live Angels road games and pregame shows. More employment postings: TNT says it has a new multi-year agreement with Magic Johnson to have him continue on its NBA studio show where he’s been with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson for the past four years. … FSN West has hired former UCLA and Clippers guard Pooh Richardson as a studio analyst before and after Clippers broadcasts, which begin early next month. Jack Haley is also expected to return as the Lakers’ studio analyst. … Angels radio voice Rory Markas said he remains confident that he’ll return next season despite the fact his contract is up, as are those of radio partner Terry Smith and TV broadcasters Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler. Markas, who will do some fill-in anchor work at KTTV Channel 11, returns to do USC basketball broadcasts on 1540-AM in December. Angel vision: A FSN West representative says the network and the Angels will continue to work on adding more games through their current deal that goes through 2008 while the team searches for a new over-the-air rights holder, likely to be either KTLA Channel 5, KCOP Channel 13 and/or KDOC Channel 56. Although the original contract with FSN West called for only 50 games a season, the team expanded it to 80 in 2004 and 102 in 2005. KCAL Channel 9’s contract with the Angels has ended and the channel will carry the Dodgers starting in 2006. Tom Hoffarth is at (818) 713-3661 and thomas.hoffarth@dailynews.com. WHAT SMOKES The next installment of Bob Costas’ “Costas Now” show (HBO, tonight at 9) includes a enlightening feature on the only surviving son of former Dodgers Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson who for the past 20 years has been trying to bring economic integration through a coffee-bean farming co-op in Mbeya, Tanzania. David Robinson, 53, visited Africa as a 15-year-old after his mother sent him there to learn about his heritage and knew he needed to live there. Says Rachel Robinson to Costas in the piece: “I do feel David is carrying Jack’s legacy forward, in some ways at a higher level.” David Robinson, who with his wife of a traditional tribal pre-arranged marriage and seven children live happily in Tanzania, compares what he’s doing to his father’s former team. “The slogan of the Brooklyn Dodgers was ‘Wait’ll next year.’ It’s the slogan of every farmer, too, because if the rains were good this year, the prices were bad … We’re hoping this is our next year.” According to a story on David Robinson in the June issue of Ebony magazine, his Sweet Unity coffee co-op is expected to start selling its product through Levy Restaurants in three major-league baseball parks, including Dodger Stadium. By the way, upon his retirement from baseball, Jackie Robinson worked as an executive at the Chock Full O’Nuts coffee company from 1957 to ’64. Brian Weir, a 36-year-old from Valencia, has the world’s worst golf swing. That’s not our opinion. Last January, viewers of The Golf Channel were asked to send in tapes of their swing to see who had the ugliest game. More than 100,000 voted, and Weir came out the big loser. He was featured in the August issue of Golf Digest and he’s trying to undo 14 years of his bad habits with Golf Channel instructorDean Reinmuth in the next five episodes of “Your Game Night,” starting Monday at 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 28. “While being horrific isn’t really a positive, in this case it’s been an unbelievable opportunity to improve my game and increase my enjoyment on the golf course,” Weir said. WHAT CHOKES Sports Illustrated senior writer Michael Bamberger has taken some notable heat for ratting out Michelle Wie on a rules violation that led to her disqualification and forfeiture of more than $53,000 in her first pro tournament last weekend in Palm Desert. But now SI feels it needs to defend Bamberger’s honor in the lead “Scorecard” piece for this week’s issue. Bamberger may be a former caddie and know the rules well, but to step in a day later and question whether Wie took a proper drop during the third round conveniently crosses another boundary – the media isn’t supposed to be part of the story. “Adherence to the rules is the underlying value of the game,” Bamberger is quoted in Alan Shipnuck’s SI story. “To stand in silence when you see an infraction is an infraction itself.” According to an Associated Press account of the incident, Bamberger said he didn’t alert officials on Saturday but waited a day because “That didn’t occur to me. I was still in my reporter’s mode. I wanted to talk to her first.” That quote didn’t make it into the SI account, but a self-serving antidote about how Wie’s father, B.J., thanked Bamberger and shook his hand was included. The November issue of Esquire magazine, which continues to carry the motto of “Man At His Best” under the masthead, includes ESPN reporter and ESPN.com Page 2 columnist Rachel Nichols on its list of “The Obscure Women We Love.” The 31-year-old seems to have captured their hearts by the way she enunciates “E-S-P-N” as her signoff. The write: “Letters of the alphabet haven’t sounded this hot since Faith Hill guest-starred on `Sesame Street.”‘ Easy, kids. Boston Red Sox pitcher David Wells warns readers in the October issue of Penthouse that he wants to launch a “Wayne’s World-meets-pay-per-view baseball TV show” that’ll be full of foul language and raunchy analysis. Wells says: “I think it would be good because a lot of people are tired of hearing these announcers sucking up to players.” Sounds just like something Bob Costas would want to host for HBO. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Play-by-play man Joe Buck says former St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog used to say that umpires had a 50-50 shot of getting calls right, but “I see those odds going down, and I don’t know how that’s possible. On every close play (during the playoffs), I was scared to see the replay for fear of another mistake. We all want to see the plays called correctly, but the number of mistakes takes away from how great the games have been. “I’m starting to sway toward using replay on a limited basis. There are a handful of things where an umpire can check a replay on a questionable call that I wouldn’t be against. But I’m not sure if I thought that before this series.” Too close to home: Current out-of-work manager Lou Piniella, who owns homes in both Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will be helping evacuate his family after the state of emergency was issued for Hurricane Wilma, meaning his availability as a third man in the booth with Buck and McCarver during the World Series won’t be known until after this weekend. Piniella’s performance during the ALCS showed how quickly he picked up on doing TV work – he figured out immediately that the Angels’ Steve Finley was disputing a catchers’ interference non-call as he grounded out into a double play during Game 4 while Buck and McCarver weren’t aware of it – and Fox had asked him to continue on to the World Series. Whether TV becomes Piniella’s calling depends on what kind of managerial jobs appeal to him this offseason. center_img More than two dozen cameras will be planted around the home parks of both the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros for Fox’s coverage of the World Series that begins Saturday evening. None of them will be able to assist the six umpires enlisted to make correct calls. All will be able to give viewers at home second, third and 10th looks at disputable plays, and supply even more ammunition for those who insist that some element of instant replay needs to be implemented to help end a lot of the confusion that was evident during the recent league championship series. last_img
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Repentant Ex-Warrior Tim Hardaway waits for Hall call — it’s complicated

first_imgIf only Tim Hardaway hadn’t taken the call. If only he had confined his comments to sports journalist Dan Le Batard to the crossover dribble, his career, his son, his favorite book, his top 10 playlist, what it was like to watch Manute Bol fold himself into an economy airline seat.Instead he broached the subject of sexual orientation. It changed everything.We aren’t going to exhaustively excerpt that interview here 12 years after the fact. Suffice to say Hardaway took a strident anti-gay …last_img

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