No flight of fancy

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson continued burying last season’s failures deep in the recesses of forgotten history, hammering out a masterful 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 victory to remain in Final Four contention.Fhen Emnas opened the firing lanes for the Lady Falcons, who have an even 5-5 card after a second straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We showed the energy today but most importantly we showed trust in each other and communication on the court,” said Emnas. She launched 35 excellent sets aside from making six points.Jema Galanza scored 16, Joy Dacoron 13 and Mylene Paat 11 for the Lady Falcons, who missed injured scorer Chiara Permentilla. Earlier, Ateneo trimmed University of the East, 25-14, 18-25, 25-12, 25-18.The Lady Eagles got another inspired performance from Kat Tolentino who scored 22 points, including five kill-blocks as she ruled the net area like a tyrant.It was the third straight win for Ateneo, which boosted its stock to 7-3, a notch behind leader and fierce rival La Salle.Though UE is already overachieving with a 2-8 card following two dismal seasons where it totaled two wins, it tried to fight back after springing to life in the second frame.But it all fizzled out against the systematic Ateneo crew which dealt UE its second straight loss.Jho Maraguinot added 16 points, Maddie Madayag 13 and Julianne Samonte 11 for the Lady Eagles, who led in all departments except in service aces (4-9).The Lady Eagles had more attacks than the Lady Warriors, 54-38, and also shuttered more kills, 13-3.Deanna Wong ran a near-seamless offense, tossing 50 excellent sets compared to 20 by her counterpart, Laizah Bendong. Ateneo also showed hard work in digs, 74-58. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Still think you can sleep on these Lady Falcons? Think again. On the day Ateneo captured its third straight win, Adamson dealt National University a third consecutive defeat in another major shakeup Wednesday in the topsy-turvy UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We know that we need to win this match and get the momentum and confidence,” said Emnas who scored all her points via dumps that ruined NU’s defenses.“This is super important because the last time we did this (back-to-back wins) was over a month ago,” said Adamson coach Air Padda, referring to victories over University of the Philippines and Far Eastern U at the start of the tournament.“More than ever right now we need to create momentum and keep it going. It’s important for the team’s confidence, it’s important for us coaches.”NU started off on the wrong foot committing a combined 23 unforced errors in the first two frames.Jaja Santiago managed to score 19 for the Lady Bulldogs but the Lady Falcons already built enough momentum to deal the first round’s most dominant team its fourth defeat in 10 games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES View comments Aventajado named chief POC arbiter Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

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Local Weather Numbers

Fort St. John received about 9 millimeters of rain during the weekend raising the June precipitation total, to 23 point two.However, that still leaves the half month total at less than one third of the monthly norm, of 71 point four millimeters.Still, this is a month when the total can rise quickly as it did June 27th of 1965, when Fort St. John recorded its all time daily rainfall record, of 80 point three millimeters.- Advertisement -June snow is also not out of the question in this area, with nearly 12 centimeters recorded on first day of this month in 1976. read more

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CAF proposes Kenya to host 2019 U20 World Cup

first_img0Shares0000FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.PHOTO/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2- After its failed bid to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) due to unfinished venues, Kenya has a chance to redeem itself after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) proposed the East African country to host the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.Kenya has officially been listed down as one of the bidders with India, host of the recently concluded Under-17 World Cup, Mexico and Poland also included. “This time round, FIFA has decided that the youth tournaments will rotate around continents and what happens is that the continental body proposes one member association to host then from there, FIFA will begin the process of finding a host. CAF in turn, proposed us,” FKF Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi explained to Capital Sport.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa had hinted earlier after the CHAN hosting rights were plucked off that CAF had promised to back Kenya’s bid for either the Under-17 or Under-20 World Cup.“FIFA is yet to officially write to us but what is expected is that they will contact us with all the relevant documents and forms needed to put up a formal bid document. The Sports Principal Secretary is already aware of this,” Muthomi added.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa addresses the press during a media briefing on September 25, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIn a response to Capital Sport on an enquiry on the same, the FIFA media office said;“Bids to host both the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 are due by 15 November 2017. We will only be able to communicate the list of bids received once the deadline has expired.”Different from CAF which comes to inspect progress, in the event that Kenya’s formal bid documents are accepted, FIFA will be in the country to inspect ready facilities.India already proved its worth by successfully hosting the Under-17 World Cup, described by FIFA themselves as the best hosted youth tournament.“With India hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup, we feel hosting the U-20 World Cup would be the best way to sustain the footballing momentum in India. Even though the event was held earlier this year in Asia in Korea Republic, we would be happy to discuss with FIFA about the possibility of hosting the event in India in 2019,” India Football Federation president Praful Patel said on his official Twitter feed.Sports Principle Secretary Ambassador Peter Kaberia adrressing the press at the ministry headquarters on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMexico and Poland have also formally expressed their interest to host the tournament.The Federation expects the stadia which were meant for CHAN to be complete by February next year with FIFA expected to make a decision on the host by April.“The agreement with the government and contractors was that all the stadia should be ready by February before the season starts and we expect that the same will happen. If all things go well and with the backing of CAF, I think we can be able to hack this,” Muthomi noted.Kenya is looking to host a global football showpiece for the first time in its history. In July this year, Kenya successfully hosted the IAAF World Under-18 Championships. The other last big event to be hosted in Kenya was the 1987 All Africa Games.A positive development for Kenya was that the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Supplementary Budget estimates did not recall part of the Sh4.2bn CHAN budget approved by Government after earlier threatening to do so.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fort St John RCMP on the search for wanted person

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are currently searching for a wanted person following an incident of flight from police.According to RCMP, on the afternoon of August 14 at around 3:00 p.m., officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a dark coloured pickup, where the alleged driver, 30-year-old Gavin Davis who is well known to police, refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.As a result of this incident, RCMP have issued five arrest warrants for Davis varying from Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle to Driving without a valid driver’s licence.- Advertisement -Davis is described as:Indigenous man5’8’’ tall, weighing 230 poundsblack hairbrown eyesThe RCMP say Davis is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.If you see Davis, you are being asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.Advertisementlast_img read more

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IRELAND’S BIGGEST CRAFT FAIR IN CO DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgIRELAND’S biggest Art & Craft fair comes to Donegal this weekend – starting tonight (Friday).The Art & Craft on tour exhibition and show will be at the Mount Errigal hotel until Sunday.“We are really looking forward to it,” said Terrie Burton. “There are more than 50 artists and crafts people and Letterkenny is our first stop on a tour of the country.“Entry is free to all and we have long opening hours of Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.“We’d love to see as many people as possible so we invite everyone in Co Donegal to come and join us for a free glass of wine and canapes this evening (Friday) at 6pm and be the first to bag yourself some sensational art!”Prices for art starting at €50 and many crafts at well under that price. Said Terrie: “There is something for everyone and many ideal gifts that you just can’t get anywhere else.”The Mount Errigal is laying on special meal deals throughout the event.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comIRELAND’S BIGGEST CRAFT FAIR IN CO DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: November 10th, 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:art and craft fairMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

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IS IT A BIRD? IS IT A PLANE? MYSTERY GOINGS-ON IN SOUTH DONEGAL

first_imgResidents in south Donegal have been left in shock at a plane which has been flying very low over towns throughout the day.This picture shows the plane passing out of view over Frosses this morning. There have been further reports of the plane circling Ballyshannon and Ardara flying just above rooftops.Mark McCarthy said “He nearly took our roof off he was flying that low.”It is believed the plane is part of a survey being carried out in the border regions known as the Tellus Border survey.  IS IT A BIRD? IS IT A PLANE? MYSTERY GOINGS-ON IN SOUTH DONEGAL was last modified: February 15th, 2012 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:ArdaraBallyshannonFROSSESplaneTellus Surveylast_img read more

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IS KEAVENEY CHOMPING AT THE BIT FOR A RETURN TO POLITICS?

first_imgShe may have been in the paddocks for a while but Donegal’s former Fianna Fail Senator Cecelia Keaveney could be under starter’s order to re-enter politics.The Moville woman was at Leopardstown Races this week and refused to rule out the possibility of a return to public life.Ms Keaveney was along with former Fianna Fáil Kerry North-Limerick West TD Tom McEllistrim, from Ballymacelligott, near Tralee. Asked if they were on starter’s orders for the next election Ms Keaveney said: “All I would say is never say never . . . That’s a politician’s answer; one has to keep one’s practice going.’”The former senator has still not made a public statement – almost a year on – on why she wrongly claimed overnight accommodation expenses on FOUR separate occasions when she was actually out of the country as a senator.The Fianna Fail politician was contacted three times about her expenses – after claiming overnight expenses when she was away on official Dail business.She wrongly claimed €140 for each of nine nights. On those different occasions she was in PARIS, ISTANBUL, BELFAST and STRASBOURG – when her accommodation was already paid for!!! The revelations came in documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act last January.Despite numerous calls for her to explain the error, she never has.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comIS KEAVENEY CHOMPING AT THE BIT FOR A RETURN TO POLITICS? was last modified: December 31st, 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:Cecelia Keaveneyexpenses claimlast_img read more

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PRAMERICA’S TAX-BREAK FOR STAFF PUMPS €225,000 INTO LETTERKENNY SHOPS

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: ONE of Donegal’s biggest employers have given a massive boost to traders in Letterkenny, Donegal Daily can reveal.Pramerica used a tax loophole to give every member of staff €250 Shop LK vouchers.Companies can give up to that amount to employees as a gift without staff or the company incurring taxes. And with 900 employees, it has meant a €225,000 boost for traders who are members of the Chamber of Commerce Shop LK scheme.It’s understood several smaller companies also taking advantage of the tax break, it’s thought the final contribution to the local economy could top €300,000. PRAMERICA’S TAX-BREAK FOR STAFF PUMPS €225,000 INTO LETTERKENNY SHOPS was last modified: February 1st, 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:000 INTO LETTERKENNY SHOPSPRAMERICA’S TAX-BREAK FOR STAFF PUMPS €225last_img read more

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Davenport captures 50th career title

first_imgLindsay Davenport earned up her 50th career title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Amelie Mauresmo at the Porsche Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany. The American became the 10th player to reach that milestone, relying on her big serve for her 10th straight win against Mauresmo. “I was really, really excited to get 50 titles and get it so quickly,” the 29-year-old Davenport said after winning her fifth title of the year at the $650,000 tournament. Dutch teenager Michaella Krajicek won her first career WTA title, beating Akgul Amanmuradova 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Third-seeded Ivan Ljubicic beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils 7-6 (9-7), 6-0 to win the Open de Moselle in Metz, France. Wesley Moodie recovered from an unsteady start to claim the Japan Open title with a 1-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 win over fifth-seeded Mario Ancic. In the women’s final, second-seeded Nicole Vaidisova defeated third-seeded Tatiana Golovin 7-6 (7-4), 3-2 after the latter was forced to retire midway through the second set because of soreness in her left Achilles’ tendon. RUNNING: Deena Kastor, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, finished in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 25 seconds to win the Chicago Marathon for a rare victory by an American and her first marathon win. She held off a late push by defending champion Constantina Tomescu-Dita of Romania. Kastor, an Agoura High graduate, finished 5 seconds ahead of Tomescu-Dita. center_img Kenya’s Felix Limo won the men’s race in 2:07:02. With their victories, Kastor and Lima earned $125,000. HORSE RACING: Direct Connect rallied to beat favorite Moonlite Romance in the $75,000 Cavonnier Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by Garrett Gomez for trainer Paul Aguirre, Direct Connect was in last place on the backstretch in the field of five California-bred 2-year-olds in the seven-furlong race. The colt moved up to third around the turn and caught Moonlite Romance in the final strides to win in 1:23 1/5. CYCLING: Erik Zabel won the Paris to Tours classic for the third time on Sunday, edging Daniele Bennati in a sprint finish. As a bunch of riders approached the line, 35-year-old Zabel pulled ahead and held off a strong challenge to beat Bennati by a wheel in a time of 5 hours, 37 minutes, 23 seconds. SOCCER: Former U.S. coach Bora Milutinovic, who has guided four different countries at the World Cup finals, was fired Sunday as coach of Qatari club Al Sadd. The Serbia-born coach led the U.S. at the 1994 World Cup. _ Daily News Wire Services 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

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Takeaways: Sharks lines are finally falling into place

first_imgSAN JOSE — Trap averted.The Sharks (24-13-7) showdown with the Los Angeles Kings (17-24-3) had all the ingredients to be a classic letdown game. The game came on the heels of an emotional win over the NHL’s top team where the Sharks played without three starting defensemen. The Kings entered the game ranked 15th in the Western Conference, an easy opponent to look past. The Sharks are also in middle of another grueling stretch, playing three games in four nights at home with a fourth game in …last_img read more

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