Some PH athletes to miss Asian Games opening parade

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES The women’s volleyball team, back in the Games for the first time in 36 years, will forego its chance to march in front of close to 100,000 fans at Bung Karno Stadium here as it needs to buckle down to serious work with a match with bitter Southeast Asian region rival Thailand up on Sunday.“We need this practice because our game on Sunday will be very tough,” said Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas president Peter Cayco. “We also want to make a point that we belong here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The wushu team will also do the same and will instead focus on getting its athletes in their sharpest form yet for their competition that also starts Sunday.“Our athletes will have to make their weight limits on Saturday, so some of them will be very hungry on that day,” said national sparring coach Jessie Aligaga in Filipino. “They will all be very tired after the weigh-in and training (on Saturday).” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ JAKARTA—A huge chunk of the 272-strong Philippine delegation arrived in this version of Asia’s Big Apple on Friday, but some athletes will be missing what many consider to be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the parade of athletes that will open the 18th Asian Games Saturday night.It’s duty to country first, before anything else.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX upends TNT to open PBA Govs’ Cup campaign 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 Aby Marano skippers the volleyball squad that also has Jaja Santiago, Dawn Macandili, Kim Fajardo, Mika Reyes, Cha Cruz, Majoy Baron, Kianna Dy, Julia Morado, Maika Ortiz, Dindin Manabat and the enigmatic Alyssa Valdez.Shaq Delos Santos is the coach.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines being able to send a volleyball team here reaffirms the new-found popularity of the sport back home and the development of some of its players that are now international level in status.“Our players weren’t even born the last time we played in the Asian Games,” Cayco said before the team left home. “So making it here is already a major achievement.”Team Philippines is bracketed together with Indonesia and Hong Kong in the Group play phase and the Filipinos would need to win at least one to make it to the quarterfinals, which Cayco said is the ultimate goal.An upset of the Thais would assure Team Philippines of a spot in the next round, but if that doesn’t happen, the Filipinos would need to split their last two games.“I think we can handle Indonesia,” Cayco said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Guard accidentally shoots colleague while clearing firearm

first_imgA security officer attached to the Sheriff Security Services is now nursing a gunshot wound to his left foot after being shot by his colleague while they were delivering firearms to another security officer on Sunday morning.Region Three Police Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden LordThe injured man has been identified as 23-year-old Jamal Bourne of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Reports received revealed that about 08:30h, Bourne and his co-worker, Travis Johnson, were handing over service weapons to their colleague who was stationed at a Chinese supermarket in Dairy, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) when the shooting incident occurred.Bourne was reportedly sitting in the back seat of the vehicle while Johnson was standing close to the nearby door “clearing” his service firearm, a 9mm Glock. It was at this time Johnson is said to have accidentally squeezed the trigger and the gun went off.The discharged round reportedly struck Bourne above his knee on his left foot and exited his body. The injured man was immediately rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he was admitted for treatment.Bourne was said to have been in stable condition before he was subsequently discharged from that hospital. The other security officers who were present when the incident took place returned to the company’s headquarters with Johnson’s service weapon.Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Police Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord, when contacted, explained that Johnson was presently in Police custody at the La Grange Police Station, WBD.He stated that such an incident was preventable and that persons who carried loaded weapons should exercise more caution especially in the presence of others, or in public settings.“I am urging the security companies using firearms to ensure that their personnel who are authorised to use those firearms know about the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They need to be more careful as to when they are cleaning, handing over, and taking over firearms.”He added that a probe is under way as his ranks are in the process of retrieving Johnson’s weapon from the Sheriff Security Services to continue their investigations into the matter. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Granger say’s “nothing wrong” with decision

first_imgMinisters’million $$$ scholarshipsWeeks after it was revealed that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition has been secretly expending millions of dollars for several of its Ministers to benefit from full-scholarship programmes, President David Granger has pronounced that his Administration had done nothing wrong.Speaking with reporters on the weekly televised programme ‘The Public Interest’, which aired its first segment for the year on Friday evening, the Head of State posited that he has always supported the academic development of persons, even those holding office.“Somebody may want a Bachelor’s degree and assistance would be provided for that person to be upgraded. I don’t think anything is wrong with that,” the President asserted while adding that scholarships are granted to personnel within other public service agencies such as the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force so that the officers can perform better.To this end, the Head of State pointed out that he is not necessarily concerned about scholarships being granted to persons holding office within his Administration, since he believes that with higher qualifications, officers of the State can improve their performance. This practice, the President outlined, occurs throughout the public service.“I don’t know the grounds for these specific cases but I would say that on the face of it, it is not a corrupt transaction; it is a legitimate means of career development and I think any form of enhancement of a person’s education should be more considerable,” he stressed.Moreover, President Granger added that his Administration is committed to ensuring that citizens get more academic qualifications.In midst of the consideration of 2017 Budget Estimates last month, it was revealed that Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry and Junior Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson are among several Government officials who received millions of dollars to pursue their studies in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively.Henry is doing her PHD in Public Health to the tune of $3.36 million, while Ferguson is benefiting from a $3.38 million scholarship in Public Policy Management.Additionally, Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine’s daughter, Alicia, is benefiting from a $2.58 million scholarship at a university in the UK. She is studying psychology.Other notable beneficiaries are former Chief Education Officer Olato Sam, who is studying Education Policy in Jamaica, costing some $946,000 and a Guyana Chronicle Board Director Tabitha Sarabo-Halley who is currently pursuing Public Policy Management studies in the UK to the tune of $3.4 million. Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate 2014 top student Elisa Hamilton is also a beneficiary of the Government scholarships programme, but unlike the others, hers’ was publicly announced.These revelations came about just over a month ago after Minister of State Joseph Harmon submitted a list of names of all the persons benefiting from Government scholarships in response to a request made by Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira.Harmon had disclosed to the National Assembly that Government has provided full scholarships to nine persons at the PHD Level, 75 at the Masters Level, 186 at the Bachelors Level, and 704 at various local institutions.Questions on the issue have since been raised regarding the process used to select the beneficiaries of the programme and why Government did not, in the interest transparency, disclose that it is funding the studies of some of its Ministers.last_img read more

Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – the best bits: Monday, January 19

first_imgListen back to the highlights of Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Alan Brazil and Danny Murphy were joined on today’s show by Brendan Rodgers, Sam Allardyce and Phil Brown.last_img


first_imgAnother Donegal community has launched a fightback against thugs who are terrorising innocent pensioners in their own homes.Isa Arthur from St Johnston is one of many Donegal pensioners attacked in her home.The people of Glenties and the surrounding areas were left shocked and outraged when a 77 year old local man was battered and tied up on Station Road just after 6pm on Thursday last.The brutal attack came shortly after 1,500 people gathered at a meeting in Manorcunningham to voice their outrage at a spate of recent attacks on the elderly in their areas. A reward of €10,000 was offered for any information leading to the arrest of those behind the recent attacks in Carrigans, Raphoe, St Johnston and Convoy.Now the Glenties Community Action Group will hold a meeting this week to discuss ways of protecting the most vulnerable in our society.The group are already drafting plans to introduce a text alert system and a community alert watch.Chairman Brian Carr is appealing to as many people as possible to come along to the meeting. “We will have representatives of An Garda Siochana present at our meeting next Wednesday night who will give an overview of the text alert system and answer any of your questions.“Given the obvious concerns people have regarding recent happenings in our community we view this as a very important meeting which can help lead to the establishment of a better feeling of safety and security for us all and with that in mind we encourage as many people as possible to attend do spread the word,” said Brian.The meeting will take place on Wednesday night February 19th at 8pm in the Highlands Hotel. ANOTHER DONEGAL COMMUNITY LAUNCHES FIGHT-BACK AGAINST THUGS TERRORISING OUR ELDERLY was last modified: February 17th, 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:attacksBrian CarrGlentiesGlenties Community Action GroupManorpensionerstext alert systemTony Morninglast_img read more

Capote, in cold letters, lands in Alabama town

first_imgSome rare family photos and a collection of Truman Capote’s letters to his favorite aunt in Alabama – on topics ranging from Harper Lee to Tallulah Bankhead to his longing for down-home butter beans – are going on permanent display in the state’s literary capital, Monroeville, where the writer spent some of his boyhood. The collection, while apparently containing no riveting new material on his life and times, is a coup for the town that was spun into memorable works by Capote and Lee, his childhood friend and neighbor. It was assembled by Capote’s cousin, Jennings Faulk Carter, who donated it to the Monroe County Heritage Museums for an exhibit that opens April 27 in Monroeville’s Old Courthouse on town square. Carter said there has been a “lot of static” in his family about turning over the family memorabilia, but he said he’s making it public so people will learn more about his famous cousin. Capote, who died in Los Angeles at age 59 in 1984, wrote the best seller “In Cold Blood.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Captain Michael Murphy said sweet victory over Kildare at Croke Park in the All-Ireland Quarter Final was just reward for the hard work put into the county effort by the players and management team.Murphy revealed that he played through the pain barrier when he came on as a sub in the 28th minute despite a hamstring strain.Said the delighted Glenswilly man: “It’s no secret that Jim McGuinness, Rory Gallagher and the whole management team came in they had great faith in us. “Every man worked hard on their game to try and find ways of improving themselves.“It’s amazing when a whole group of lads get together and they are pulling in the one direction what can actually happen.“I suppose we were just delighted that we managed to put in that hard work. Sometimes when you do put in the hard work it’s nice to see a few benefits.“Maybe over the last few years this team has shipped a lot of flak for having a bad attitude – or maybe not working hard enough is another one. “I suppose this year you can never get it right. We were working too hard now in certain quarters.“It is just a matter of the whole lot of us sticking together. That’s the way we are at the moment and that’s the way we will continue to be.”The county captain said the players never lost faith in their ability to claw their way back into the game in extra time.“We have always been coached and we always had it going through our minds that you keep going until the final whistle,” said Murphy.“When they were three down midway through the second period (of extra-time) it would have been very easy to lie down and go through the paces. “But we knew that there were scores in the team. We felt we were keeping Kildare out relatively well and it was just a matter of trying to construct a few attacks and we managed to get over a few scores. We are delighted that the scores managed to go over.”He said he wasn’t risked from the start because of a slight hamstring tear, adding: “I picked up a slight tear in the hamsting last week in training and the medical team didn’t think that there was 70 minutes in it.“I suppose I had to play a lot more in the end but I thought it was best coming in from the bench rather than starting the game and having to come off.“It’s amazing what a few painkillers can do.” TIR CHONAILL ABÚ: CAPTAIN MURPHY SAYS HARD WORK WAS KEY TO VICTORY! was last modified: July 31st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Captaindonegal v kildareglenswillyMichael Murphylast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Golf Club News and Results by Ladies Club P.R.O. Karen McGlinchey 6-11-2012Golfers are reminded that local winter rules are now in place and mats are obligatory to use on the fairways. They are not guaranteed to win you a turkey but on the positive side, everyone has to use them! They may be bought in the shop and cost €8 each. Ladies are also asked to use the online timesheet at all times and if changing times or removing yourself to notify your playing partners as a matter of courtesy and etiquette.The Young At Heart social night in the Day Centre, Oliver Plunkett  Rd. is hosted this year by the Ladies Club on Tuesday 13th Nov. at 7.30pm. If you are able to attend or bring some home bakes it would be much appreciated. This annual event is enjoyed by very many of our senior citizens and all contributions are welcome.The drive to get a Defibrillator for use in our club continues and you are asked if you have an old unused mobile phone to leave it in the collection box in the shop or bar. Please remove the sim card, as well as deleting all personal data and photos. Anne Condon is the lady to contact if you cannot find the box or indeed if you wish to make a financial contribution.The Christmas hamper is due to be played on the 24th Nov. weather permitting, I hasten to add as the Competition Secretarys long range weather forecast doesn‘t reach that far!The Ladies Club A.G.M. is scheduled to take place on the 29th Nov and you will shortly receive your agenda and details by mail. If you wish to put yourself forward for committee, please ensure you see the notice in the locker room and have your name entered on the list before the closing date. New people are always welcome with fresh ideas. Ask not what your club can do for you!As part of the build up to the Centenary Year in 2013, Declan O’Carroll has written a book detailing the history of the club. Everyone is invited to attend the book launch on the 6th December. Further details of this event coming your way in the coming weeks. But if you are already thinking of a Christmas present for your nearest and dearest, this would be ideal gift for lovers of golf !Don’t forget Browns on the Green have their fabulous Bistro menu available every Fri, Sat & Sun evenings. The Book Club continues monthly with Lady Vice Captain Sandra McMonagle. 25 Card nights every Wed night at 8pm and on Thurs nights, Bridge with Jimmy O’Donnell also at 8pm. Tonight Fri sees the return of the very popular quiz and putting competition with H McClafferty.GOLF: LETTERKENNY LADIES GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: November 6th, 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:GOLF: LETTERKENNY LADIES GOLF CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgAidan McLaughlin will ne a key figure for Bonagee tomorrow as they host Letterkenny Rovers.USL PREVIEW: Bonagee United welcome local rivals Letterkenny Rovers to the Dry Arch Park tomorrow afternoon – knowing a victory will put them joint-top.However, Letterkenny Rovers also know a victory for them will put them one point clear at the top of the USL.It promises to be a intriguing clash between two sides who have enjoyed fine seasons to date. Both are in FAI Intermediate cup action in a fortnight’s time against Dunboyne AFC and Killester United FC respectively.Both sides have also made the semi-finals of the League cup – and are at the right end of the USL table.So tomorrow’s clash should be a cracking encounter between two sides in good form.Bonagee came from behind twice last weekend to hold reigning USL champions Cockhill Celtic. A late, late goal from Aiden McLaughlin ensured Peter Moran’s side earned a deserved share of the spoils.Letterkenny defeated Fanad United 3-1 last Saturday night, but they didn’t have it all their own way.It was a tough match, and it took a late penalty from Johnny Bonner to ensure Letterkenny took maximum points.Peter Moran’s side with home advantage will be confident of a win, but Letterkenny are a team with serious title ambitions and know the importance a win will be tomorrow.VERDICT: Draw In the USL’s other fixture, Swilly Rovers entertain Fanad United.Swilly blew a three goal lead against Bonagee United last time out – and they’ll be hoping to get back on track tomorrow afternoon.Fanad have yet to register a win but they are improving every week and will be confident of gaining a result in Swilly Park.Jason Gibson has improved his squad and a win will put them right back into the title mix. Arthur Lynch has steadied the ship at Fanad in recent weeks and they earned a good point at home to Cockhill last month.VERDICT: Swilly RoversUSL PREVIEW: BONAGEE HOST LETTERKENNY AND SWILLY FACE FANAD was last modified: November 14th, 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:newssoccerSportUSLlast_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill Womens Squad at Nat Masters CC in DerryTir Chonaill AC NewsClub Masters team’s lead the wayTir Chonaill’s Master athletes recorded a number of outstanding performances at the Irish Masters and Intermediate CC at Gransha, Derry, on Sunday last. Club teams finished 2nd, 6th and 11th while individuals filled top three positions and were members of scoring Donegal winning teams. The women’s M4 team made a remarkable breakthrough and club history when battling through a muddy and flat course to score 260pts and secure silver winning medals – the first time Tir Chonaill has won team CC medals at National level in the Masters category. Marie Rooney led the charge with a superb 3rd place finish in her category and an overall 44th /18mins.42secs, place finish followed by Jackie Harvey,63rd/19mins29secs, Anne Donoghue,74th/20mins 24secs and Bernie McNeely,79th/21mins 04secs. Marie and Jackie were also members of the scoring four Donegal winning squad.The men’s M4 team also recorded a top six and a really great team team performance. Led by club team captain Richard McCarthy,93rd/29mins.00secs, Donal Haughey,107th/29mins49secs,John Cannon,113rd/30mins5secsand Johnnie Ward,133/33mins30secs they finished within 25 pts of the bronze winning team. This Men’s Masters race had over 200 starters. Richard was a scoring member of the Donegal silver medal winning team.Paul Ward, competing in the M3 category finished in 31st place/25mins28secs – another top class performance.The clubs, Women’s M3 team finished 11th overall. Led by Philomena Gallagher, 42nd/18mins 27secs and supported by Sharon McGowan,53rd/19mins 5secs,Linda Ward,57th/19mins 12secs,Caroline Spratt, 66th/19mins 50secs, Loretta Cullen, 77th/20mins58secs, Eileen Ward, 78th/21mins 1sec. Congrats and well done to allUlster Schools CCOn Thursday last the Ulster Schools CC District c/ships were held in Dungannon. Congrats to the athletes from St Catherine’s, Killybegs and the Abbey Voc School Donegal Town who made the long journey. Excellent individual prformances from Mark McGuinnes ,winner of the Senior Boys and Daniel Gallagher, winner of the Intermediate Boys and Mark Boyle.The Ulster Schools finals take place in Mullusk on Wed 13th February.Karl GriffinKarl Griffin travelled on Saturday to the Leinster Open Indoor c/ships in Athlone and ran another outstanding time and performance in the 800m. In a most competitive paced race he recorded 1min 51.03secs.- a B qualification time for the European Juniors in July. Athletics Ireland requie an athlete to record 2 x B times or 1 x A to qualify for the continental c/ships. Daren McBrearty, LAC, won the race in 1mins 50.53secs with Shane Fitzsimmons, Mullingar 3rd 1min 52.27secs. National Awards for Kelly and Karl‘Athletics Ireland are delighted to announce the Juvenile All-Stars for 2012 as selected by the Juvenile Competition Committee. The awards ceremony which is sponsored by Tipperary Crystal will be held in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Saturday the 16th February’.Congratulations to Tir Chonaill’a Kelly Mc Grory, on her numerous top class performance during 2012.She receives the Donegal Nomination and to Karl Griffin, who will receive the Robin Sykes Award for outstanding performance during 2012Club AGM The clubs well attended AGM took place in Dorrian’s Ballyshannon on Friday night last. It was a most positive meeting where the numerous competitive, coaching , development, and administrative highlights of 2012 were recognised and new plans agreed to tackle the many challenges the club faces going forward –full report next weekNext weekGood luck to all the club athletes travelling to Athlone this weekend for the National Master/Junior and U23 Indoor c/ships.On Wednesday next -11am start – the South Donegal Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics finals will be held in the Abbey Voc Gymnasium, Donegal Town. Club members that are free contact Eamon Harvey and volunteer a few hours to help run the evntCara Bundoran 10 mileThe organising committee of the Cara Bundoran 10 report that the entries for this prestigious event continue to increase by the day and that a record entry is expected. If you have entered to walk or run why not log into and you will be guaranteed to have an enjoyable experience on Saturday the 9th March.ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWSlast_img read more