first_imgLegion of Griffins: 1-handed LB joins twin on Seahawks P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “I think that’s going to be a chip on his shoulder. He has something to prove,” he said. “Back in my time, when he lost to Matthew Wright for the [Heritage MVP] award, I know he felt bad because he also wanted to win and you could see that in our practices. He did get the Finals MVP, but in my mind, Brickman and Wright were co-MVPs.”“So with him not winning the award once more, coupled with Mono’s situation in the Finals, I believe people will really see how good Jason Brickman is,” said Vanguardia.Game 4 is on Monday, still at Stadium 29 in Bangkok.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES READ: Alapag ‘big fan’ of Brickman: ‘One of the smartest point guards I’ve seen’“I coached Jimmy when he was a rookie when we drafted him in Talk ’N Text,” he said. “Jimmy and Jason have similarities, especially with the leadership, ball handling, and they’re tough. Like Jimmy Alapag, you can just give Jason the ball and he knows what decisions to make.”Vanguardia, though, wonders how Brickman, who averaged 10.4 points, 10.3 assists, and 5.9 rebounds this season, was once again snubbed for the Heritage MVP award.“I was surprised why he wasn’t named as the Heritage MVP,” he said, as the award went to Chong Son Kung Fu’s Fil-Am reinforcement Mikh McKinney. “For me, he deserves the award. Brickman was there from the start whereas McKinney came in late. But that’s how the voting went and we can’t do anything about it.”Vanguardia believes that the snub will fuel Brickman’s game, especially with Mono Vampire on the brink of losing the ABL title after Alab took a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five championship series after a 99-93 win in Game 3 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “You can see that he makes his teammates better,” Vanguardia proudly said. “You know how better Sam Deguara is, but it’s the trust the team is giving him, he’s the leader. He’s the one dictating their offense and you can see that he’s not shying away from the spotlight.”Vanguardia coached Brickman under the banner of the Westports Malaysia Dragons, where the team, alongside Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright, claimed the 2016 ABL title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSince then, the Fil-Am playmaker has continued his ascent in the regional league and has given himself another shot at winning a title, this time with the Thai side.Seeing how Brickman has evolved as a player, Vanguardia couldn’t help but compare the 26-year-old to PBA legend and now San Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueIf there’s one person who isn’t surprised with how good Jason Brickman is, it’s definitely Ariel Vanguardia.Vanguardia is happy that finally, the Filipino crowd is witnessing how special his former prized point guard is as he dazzles for Mono Vampire in the bright lights of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgSensational LPRC Oilers have maintained a five-point lead at the top of the Orange-sponsored Liberia Football Association (LFA) first division national league.The Oil Boys struggled to beat Small Town 1-0 at the Nancy B. Doe sports stadium in Kakata, Margibi County in game one on Sunday, June 2, 2019.Terry Sackor scored his 10th league goal of the season three minutes after half time to keep their title dreams alive with four games remaining.In game two, Watanga FC condemned Nimba FC to yet another defeat on the road with a 2-1 victory. Watanga raced into a two-goal lead from Chauncey Freeman and Liberia international Isaac Pupo, but Dauda Kamara pulled one back from the penalty spot. The win takes Watanga leveled on 32 points with fourth-placed Nimba United, who lost 3-2 to LISCR FC at the Doris Williams sports pitch in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.It was a tense match until Alloy Brown and Christopher Jackson gave LISCR a two-goal lead in the second half, but Morris Janteh scored a brace, the latter in the 90th minute to turn the heat on LISCR before Marlon Harrison, signed from Keitrace FC during the mid-season break, found the winner in the 94th minute.It was Jackson’s 16th league goal of the season and makes him one of the top contenders for the golden boot of the season and a L$200,000 cash prize.LISCR are second, five points adrift of Oilers as rivals and defending champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) were held to a goalless draw by FC Fassell in the first game.At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), Monrovia Club Breweries condemned Jubilee FC to a 2-0 defeat, while NPA Anchors and Keitrace FC settle for a goalless draw.Full time results ATSMonrovia Club Breweries 2 VS Jubilee FC 0 NPA Anchors 0 VS Keitrace FC 0Kakata Small Town 0 VS LPRC Oilers 1 Watanga FC 2 VS Nimba FC 1BuchananFC Fassell 0 VS BYC 0 LISCR FC 3 VS Nimba United FC 2Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAs there continues to be uncertainty over the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Board of Directors, Cabinet is currently looking at some new names.This was revealed by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, who said on Thursday that Cabinet was still continuing deliberations on the appointment of a Board of Directors for GuySuCo, adding that new names are being looked at.“We are discussing possible names… I put some names up, they look at it. They say vetting (by) this other person and so on and so forth. So, it’s in the course of being discussed,” the Minister said.Of recent, there have been reports of an apparent tug-o-war within the coalition over the sugar industry, which is now under the control of a Special Purpose Unit that was created under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) for the divestment process.In fact, reports had surfaced about disagreements allegedly between Ministers from the two coalition parties regarding the chairmanship and members of the GuySuCo Board. It was reported early March that Finance Minister Winston Jordan had allegedly proposed for Head of SPU, Colvin Heath-London, to be the Chairman of the new GuySuCo Board after the previous body had expired on February 14. The purported proposal was reportedly not accepted by the other Cabinet members.However, Minister Jordan had subsequently issued a statement denying making such a suggestion, saying that he was in Jamaica for a Pre-Governors meeting of the Inter-American Development Board (IDB) and thus was not present for the Cabinet meeting.Meanwhile, about two weeks later, NICIL published the names of the new Board, naming Heath-London as Chairman while the other members included Fritz McLean, Komal Singh, Verna Adrian, Vishnu Panday, Annette Arjoon, Arianne Mc Lean, Roshan Khan Jr and George Jervis, with two other names to be added to the 11-member body. A full-page ad had detailed that the new Board was approved by Cabinet on February 26, 2018.However, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had said the same day that there were some issues with regard to the timing of the ad and Cabinet was reviewing the matter.Addressing the issue, Minister Holder brushed aside reports of an apparent power struggle within the Cabinet, saying his Ministry was constitutionally responsible for the sugar industry.“The Corporation is totally and solely owned by the Government of Guyana. The Minister of Agriculture answers to Parliament for what happens in GuySuCo. I am accountable to this nation for its activities; therefore, the Minister of Agriculture should have responsibility for GuySuCo. Therefore, the Minister of Agriculture will appoint the Board of GuySuCo,” Holder posited.Furthermore, the Agriculture Minister went on to outline that NICIL was a creature of the Government and thus carried out instructions from the executive.“NICIL is a holding company. It holds the shares for GuySuCo; it holds the shares for Guyoil; it holds the shares perhaps for GPL; it’s a holding company. It is not a government and, therefore, it carries out instructions of the Government… Perhaps someone didn’t tell NICIL their role,” Holder noted.last_img read more

first_img1 Former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle has revealed he turned down offers from France and Spain before joining Wolfsburg.The Germany international was shipped out by Chelsea on deadline day for £27m, in a move which provided the Blues with the funds to sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.However, the 24-year-old has now admitted that he was not short of offers after being shown the door by Jose Mourinho.“It was my immediate desire [to come back to the Bundesliga],” said Schurrle.“I received offers from Spain and France too, but at the end of the day I really wanted to come back to Germany.“Wolfsburg declared their interest very early on, I watched the team and observed their objectives and they looked good.“For me, it quickly became ample evidence to return to Germany and this club.” New Wolfsburg signing Andre Schurrle last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And the big box headed for the recycling bin? Consider the calories you could burn with it. A collection of environmentally conscious athletes, artists and musicians will gather Saturday in Redondo Beach’s Perry Park to give trash a second chance, with athletic competitions that recycle unwanted household items into sporting equipment. Visitors will be able to play a modified game of golf in which nylon-covered tennis balls are tossed toward targets and crawl through a maze built with pieces of cardboard. The Canadian Junkyard Symphony will use recyclables to make music, and artist Steve “Classic” Jasik will display cars he’s transformed into mobile pieces of art. It’s the city’s first-ever JunkFest – the brainchild of Redondo Beach resident and educator Bernie DeKoven, author of a book called “Junkyard Sports.” Published in 2004 by Human Kinetics, the book is a guide for incorporating household items in hockey, football, baseball and other games. REPURPOSING: Weekend event is about finding new uses – in art, music and sports – for old items. By Kristin S. Agostoni Staff Writer There may be another life for that old pair of pantyhose, so think twice before you toss them. “I wanted to bring it to life,” said DeKoven, who has a master’s degree in theater and teaches game design courses at Otis College of Art and Design in Playa del Rey. “First of all, there’s the repurposing message,” he said. “But there’s a playfulness and a creativity and a sense of humor that surrounds all this.” DeKoven, 66, said he pitched the JunkFest idea after speaking with a man who had read his book and wanted to bring sports to the far reaches of the Philippines. The more they talked about the games, the more DeKoven wanted to host a local event that offered athletic competitions and more, including art and music. “It’s a whole kind of focus on repurposing as a cultural vehicle,” he said. “The other part is bringing together art and play.” DeKoven eventually brought the idea to the city, found supporters and on Saturday hopes to draw a crowd. Admission is free, and adults and children can join the competitions, which will also include a four-way game of volleyball using trash bags stuffed with packing material. People who would rather sit on the sidelines can listen to symphony musicians Junkyard Jonny and Landfill Lil or look at Jasik’s art, including a car made out of the back ends of two vehicles. Believe it or not, DeKoven said, it moves. “There are going to be some very bizarre, funky-looking cars ? that were transformed into art,” he said. Also planned is a junk swap for people looking to clean up their homes or add to their collections. Bring a shopping bag full of unwanted items, and they may just be attractive to someone else. kristin.agostoni@dailybreeze.com160Want 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_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“I like those (tasks) best because they are detailed,” Boyd said as she carefully brushed lettuce seed onto the wheel of the mock Mars Science Laboratory aboard the JPL float. “I can just focus on one little patch and zone everything else out,” she said. On Thursday, the barn – one of two buildings housing the Phoenix Decorating Company’s 19 floats – was buzzing with noise and activity. Blenders ran nonstop to produce a shimmering powder of dried strawflower petals in red, pink, white and yellow. Volunteers chatted, and the crew chiefs overseeing each float called out suggestions and advice, keeping an eye on quality control. “A lot is cheerleading,” said Mike Thompson, a crew chief of 20 years, as he watched volunteers swarm over the bright hot-air balloons on his float. PASADENA – In a large barn across the street from the Rose Bowl, a year’s worth of work is coming to an end as volunteers apply the famous details to the Rose Parade floats. On top of the floats’ steel skeletons, their chicken wire features and their fabric skin, thousands of volunteers are applying the seeds, leaves and flowers that bring the floats to life. “It’s fun, it’s interesting – it’s hard to really appreciate the floats until you see them up close,” said Vicki Boyd, a 63-year-old resident of St. Louis, Mo. Each year, Boyd and her friends travel from Missouri, Michigan and Maine to join teams of volunteers working seven- and eight-hour shifts to apply the elaborate decorations, sometimes one lentil at a time. A light rain of purple flower petals drifted down from above as a crew member, perched on the balloons’ steel exoskeleton of scaffolding, brushed them onto the float’s broad side with a sponge. “It’s nerve-wracking,” said Jerian Yap about decorating the floats from high above. The 17-year-old, a senior at Eagle Rock High, stood atop the city of St. Louis float as it wobbled gently beneath her. But despite the heights, “it’s really fun, and it’s really rewarding,” Yap said. Seeing it later on television, she said, will allow her to say, “I worked on that float, I helped create it.” During the first days of decorating, which start on weekends in December and get going in earnest the day after Christmas, crews focus on applying the dried, sturdiest details of the floats. At one distribution station, an employee filled volunteers’ buckets from boxes and garbage bins overflowing with straw flowers, cabbage seed, lentils, split peas and a rainbow of beans: red, kidney, brown, white, black, lima and mung. All the work must be completed before Monday, when the judges arrive to pore over the rainbow-colored results. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want 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_imgThe lotto numbers for 12th December were 1,14,15,19 match 2 winner was Eddie Carberry, Drimanaught. Next weeks jackpot is €3,300.The Glenswilly dinner dance will take place on January 1st. Our extra special guest is Dr. Maguire and among our special guests will be Liam O Neill who takes over as GAA president next year, Joe Brolly who will be meeting up with his Glenswilly relations and Charlie Collins from Highland Radio. We hope to see all former and current players, club officers and supporters on the night. If you have relations who were involved and who will be down for the holidays why not bring them along and meet up with their former team mates.The club underage presentation is on Sunday night in the clubhouse @ 7pm sharp, all underage management to organise their teams to be present. Dinner dance tickets, the Donegal year book and dvd’s of the strictly come dancing will be available on the night. The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.Mary C would like to thank all those who supported her recent coffee morning in the clubhouse, and would also like to thank the club for the use of the facilities. A total of €2245 was made for the Donegal hospice. Thanks to all who helped out at the Halloween camp.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome.Thanks to everyone who organised and attended the poker classic in Wilkins on Sunday night. There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome.GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: December 13th, 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) Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

first_imgClub DuathlonThe club is organizing a duathlon on the 11th of September in Letterkenny as a prelude to Aidan Callaghan going to Kona.It will be open to non club members with prizes also for twelve triathlon club members and also prizes for Letterkenny sporting club members. Aidan learned to swim with Swilly Seals , has ran with Lettereknny Ac and played football with Saint Eunan’s so there will be a challenge to see who can follow in his footsteps. 5KGavin Crawford won the Red Hugh’s 5K in a time of 15.54 and Danny Mooney won the Churchill 5K in a time of 16.04, following on from his win in Burtonport in a time of 16.27.CyclingIn the cycling front there were two junior club members racing in the Churchill undera-ge cycling event in Churchill. Ciaran Mc Gettigan finished third in the under fourteen race after two laps of the Templedouglas Keelogs route. Elijah McGinley competed well in the under twelve but had a crash and did not finish.Well doneRachel Stilvern made the trip to Donadea in Co. Kildare to do a duathlon and raced well.LoughreaNext up is the sprint triathlon in Loughrea which is a National series event and Tri the lough sprint race held outside Omagh.Open water safetyThe club organizes a supervised swim session every Monday evening at six thirty pm for all members. A swim route is set up with a kayak to cover that swim route only.If anyone wants to use Gartan outside that time or that swim route please enter from the heritage centre entrance point and please make sure you have a swim partner and swim buoy for personal safety. There is a club shed for changing and the lock code is available from any committee member.Pool Payment scheme Please note the quarterly swim fee for July to the end of September is now due for all participants. If anyone has not paid before the end of July they will be asked to pay arrears for July and pay ten euro per night going forward.Training continues as followsMonday: Gartan – Open Water Swim 6.30 pm (weather permitting)Tuesday: Aura track – Track session 7.50 pm Wednesday : Aura Pool – Swim session 8.00 pmThursday : Foxhall TT or Brick 6.30pmSaturday : Aura club cycle 8.00 amSunday : Beginners cycle 9.00 am from Aura ResultsBallyshannon sprint triathlon5th Fergus Callaghan 1.10.52 (1 st in category)6 th Peter O’Donnell 1.11.29 ( 2 nd in category)7 th John Conaghan 1.12 (1 st in category)9 th Siobhan Gallagher 1.12.24 (1 st Woman)13 th Paul Dillon 1.13.44 (2 nd in category)15 th Jason King 1.16.23 (1st in category)17 th Killian Nulty 1.18.59 (2 nd in category)24 th Jonathan Edwards 1.20.44 (4 th in category)25 th Patrick Mitchell 1.21.12 (1 st in category)28 th Patrick McNulty 1.22.5433 rd Shane Collins 1.23.3838 th Catherine Mc Kinley 1.25.14 (4 th woman and 1 st in category)44 th Anne Robinson 1.27.42 (5 th woman and 1 st in category)56 th Natasha Kelly 1.30.08 (1 st in category)59 th Martina Mc Daid 1.31.14 ( 1 st in category)61 st Fiona Mc Daid 1.31.57 (1 st in category)83 rd Feena Mc Bride 1.39.2087 th Stephanie Dunleavy 1.40.14 (3 rd in category)93 rd Labhaoise Maguire 1.47.1896 th Denise Mc Bride 1.50.34Letterkenny Triathlon Club to organise duathlon before Aidan Callaghan competes in Kona was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CLUB NOTESletterkenny triathlon clubResultslast_img read more

first_imgDana pictured outside St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny during last year’s Presidential bidTHE DONEGAL-based brother of singer/politician Dana has been questioned by police in London, it was reported today.The Irish Independent says John Brown, who has a home in Urris, Inishowen, was questioned by the Metropolitan police last month.He was held for several hours about allegations made by an American niece that he had abused her in London when she was a child. Mr Brown strenuously denies the claims and is reportedly free on police bail with the case set to be reviewed next month.Mr Brown, who is 56, has extensive property interests throughout Co Donegal and was behind several developments in Fahan and Newtowncunningham.He lives between his house in London and his house in Inishowen.The allegations sparked controversy last year when Dana interrupted a TV debate to denounce claims being made about her family. John Brown was her election director and announced her bid for the Presidency on local radio last autumn. DANA’S DONEGAL-BASED BROTHER QUIZZED BY COPS was last modified: July 17th, 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)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals EBay said the average price for consoles, including those sold with games and other add-ons, was $660. However, the company said some console packages were selling for as much as $2,500, with bidding and sales prices varying widely. The North American retail price for the consoles is $399.99, while a slimmed-down version without a detachable hard drive and wireless controller sells in stores for $299.99. Some retailers were offering packages including games and other add-ons for hundreds of dollars more, however. Hani Durzy, a spokesman for San Jose-based eBay Inc., said the company couldn’t compare the amount of Xbox 360s being sold, and the premium users were willing to pay, to previous video-game console releases. That’s because the company only recently began using technology to track sales in such a detailed way. But in general, he said he wasn’t surprised by the frenzy, calling it “par for the course” whenever a hot new electronics item is released in limited numbers. “What you see on eBay is a classic reflection of supply and demand,” he said. Microsoft has said it plans to sell 3 million of the new Xbox 360 consoles worldwide within 90 days of its launch. The Redmond, Wash., company has said it is producing Xboxes as fast as it can, and that there aren’t any production problems. Some retailers have said they expect to be able to restock their shelves weekly between now and the holidays, although most won’t divulge how many consoles they will get each week for competitive reasons. Still, Microsoft has conceded that an ambitious plan to launch the console worldwide within a few weeks – rather than staggering releases over months and months, as is typical – will mean fewer consoles initially in North America. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEATTLE – Forget day trading – the best way to make a buck this holiday season may be to flip your Xbox 360. Some people fortunate enough to get their hands on Microsoft Corp.’s new video-game console when it was released Tuesday immediately resold them on eBay, occasionally fetching thousands of dollars for packages that sometimes also included games and other add-ins. The online auction site said about 1,800 Xbox 360s were sold there between midnight and noon Pacific time Tuesday. Retailers across the country had opened their doors at midnight so gaming enthusiasts – and, apparently, entrepreneurial eBay users – could get their hands on the console immediately after it came out. Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. and the Web sites for Circuit City Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. all listed the consoles as being sold out Tuesday. Best Buy spokesman Jay Musolf said the company also sold out of the consoles at most of its brick-and-mortar stores Tuesday. last_img read more