Meralco nips Ginebra, ties PBA Finals Mercado writhed in pain at the baseline as the Gin Kings tried to force overtime, but Brownlee’s one-hander went short and the Bolts escaped with the 85-83 victory to level the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals to two games apiece.“It’s unfortunate because that was a game-saving play by Sol, but he got injured doing it,” rued coach Tim Cone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMercado declined to give interviews after the game as he was taken out on a wheelchair and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center.Gin Kings assistant coach Olsen Racela shared to the media the initial findings from the team doctors, who ruled it a high grade ankle sprain. But the team is still hoping that the injury won’t keep Mercado out of their lineup for the duration of the championship series. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra is keeping its fingers crossed that Sol Mercado’s injury isn’t serious.The 33-year-old playmaker suffered a high grade left ankle sprain after a bad landing following his chasedown block on Jared Dillinger in the last 15 seconds of Game 4.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “You never know about sprained ankles until the next day. The swelling dictates what grade it is, one, two, or three. If it’s a grade one, he’ll get a chance to play, but if it’s two or three, he won’t make it on Sunday,” said Cone.Mercado has been a good barometer of Ginebra in the Finals as he averaged 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.5 steals in the first two wins, but went scoreless in Games 3 and 4, both Gin King losses, to go with 1.5 boards, 1.0 assist, and 0.5 steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments
-Seeks President Sirleaf’s InterventionAfter a failed negotiation between lawmakers and members of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL), the group says it will begin a nationwide shutdown strike action beginning on April 10, 2017. The group said all businesses in the country will be affected by the action.A statement issued by PATEL said since lawmakers promised to address the issues that necessitated the first major three-day city shutdown, the government has not been able to address them.The statement mentioned high tariffs and incidental tariffs that are placed on goods imported by Liberian businesses, and constant police harassment of traders, including street sellers.The statement appealed to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to quickly respond to their concerns to avoid difficulties that may arise as soon as April 3, a week before the planned strike action.The statement also called on members of the House of Representatives and Senate to immediately look into “the imposition of high tariffs on goods imported to Liberia, constant increase of the United States dollar rate on the market and police harassment of petty traders.”The businesspeople, comprising local entrepreneurs, petty traders, moneychangers and others, according to a citation, will gather to “stage a rally at the Capitol Building.”PATEL’s statement said: “All we’ve been getting is promises but nothing has changed. All they have been saying to us is that we should come on March 10th; and then, and go-and-come-back tactics.” The statement said the government has failed to make good on its promise to look into concerns raised, which prompted the recent three-day strike action.“We’ll be closing all our businesses again from April 10 until serious action can be taken in our favor,” said Presley Tenwah, the chairman of PATEL.He continued: “We are again encouraging our people to purchase whatever they want because this time around we are not going to relent, if we cannot hear from the lawmakers. We are calling on Ma Ellen to speak for us so that our concerns can be resolved.”It can be recalled that PATEL in a recent petition to the Legislature called for the classification of Liberian businesses as a special group in relation to the four categories of tariffs, to enable them to pay a flat rate tax of 0% – 5% on all goods imported into Liberia.PATEL also called for a single customs examination before any payment is made, instead of multiple examinations of goods with separate and distinct tax payments.The local entrepreneurs called for measures to tackle and stabilize the constant fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against the Liberian dollar in an effort to reduce hardships on both sellers and buyers.Major businesses and stores were shut down on Tuesday, January 31 in solidarity with a three-day protest action by Liberian businesses.The action, PATEL said, was to draw the Liberian government’s attention to the prevailing economic hardships Liberians are enduring, coupled with the high exchange rate and the imposition of huge taxes on goods imported into the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.DeGeneres went public about the situation Monday while taping an episode of her show to air Tuesday. She admitted she didn’t read all the paperwork involving the adoption. DeGeneres said she spent $3,000 having the dog neutered and trained to be with her cats. But the dog had too much energy and was too rambunctious, she told her television audience. “I guess I signed a piece of paper that says if I can’t keep Iggy, it goes back to the rescue organization, which is not someone’s home, which is not a family,” she said in a show transcript provided to The Associated Press. “I thought I did a good thing. I tried to find a loving home for the dog because I couldn’t keep it.” DeGeneres said her hairdresser’s daughters, ages 11 and 12, had bonded with Iggy and were heartbroken when the dog was taken away. Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn’t get along with her cats. The talk show hostess and her partner Portia de Rossi adopted Iggy, a Brussels Griffon mix, on Sept. 20. But when things didn’t work out, DeGeneres gave the dog to her hairdresser. In doing so, DeGeneres violated an agreement with the Mutts and Moms dog rescue agency by not informing them of the handoff. When the agency called DeGeneres to ask about Iggy, she said she found another home for the dog. The agency sent a representative to the hairdresser’s home Sunday and took the dog away. “Because I did it wrong, those people went and took that dog out of their home, and took it away from those kids,” a sobbing DeGeneres said on her show. “I feel totally responsible for it and I’m so sorry. I’m begging them to give that dog back to that family,” she said. “It’s not their fault. It’s my fault. I shouldn’t have given the dog away. Just please give the dog back to those little girls.” Mutts and Moms, a volunteer nonprofit organization in Pasadena, does not have a listed phone number and didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail request for comment.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Turbo promises to be one of the hit movies of the year and it’s coming to cinemas soon.The cool Turbo goodie bag!Donegal Daily has teamed up with Century Cinemas to give one lucky reader a super-cool goodie bag featuring some of the coolest Turbo gifts.The goodie bag includes: Spoke CharmsFridge MagnetYo-YoDigital Watch EarphonesMemo BoardT-shirtThe prize could easily be yours. All you have to do is to email the answer of our simple question to email@example.com. The question is ‘What type of creature is Turbo?’You have until 9pm tonight to email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish the winner tomorrow morning. The best of luck to all Turbo fans – now book your tickets for the movie!WIN A FREE ‘TURBO’ GOODIE BAG FROM CENTURY CINEMAS was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Century Cinemasfree goodie bagTurbo
Hay – did you see this car?!It’s tough times for Donegal farmers.So instead of fuelling up the tractor to fetch a bit of hay, this farmer decided to take things on the hop.The car was parked outside Foy’s Home Decor in Letterkenny this week. We’re not sure if the driver was getting a lick of paint or some curtains for the car, but hay, it was a bit of craic. HAY SIR, IS THAT YOUR NEW TRACTOR? FARMER BALES OUT! was last modified: August 21st, 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)
Fifteen-year-old Miriam Fitzsimons, from Letterkenny, Donegal, who was announced as the Cadbury GWA/GAA Young Reporter of the Year award. Miriam’s article on the importance of self-belief in Gaelic Games can be read in full on www.gaa.ie. GAA Museum, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILEFifteen-year-old Donegal girl Miriam Fitzsimons was been unveiled as the first winner of the Cadbury GWA/GAA Young Reporter of the Year competition.Letterkenny girl Miriam wrote an excellent article on the importance of self-belief in Gaelic Games.In her piece, the Donegal teenager uses the example of how Jim McGuinness turned her native county’s footballers from also-rans into All-Ireland champions in the space of two years. McGuinness transformed Donegal in a short space of time and self-belief was key to this.In her article Miriam backs up her point with an insightful original interview with former Clare All Star hurler Tony Griffin, who runs the Soar Foundation whose mission it is to ‘empower young people to thrive and believe in themselves’.As well as having her article published, Miriam scooped a €500 bursary cheque to go towards her education, which was generously sponsored by Cadbury.This is the first year of the Young Reporter of the Year competition. The Gaelic Writers Association is the official representative body for the national Gaelic Games media in Ireland. Here’s the piece which won her the prize:BY MIRIAM FITZSIMONSWe should never underestimate the power of self-confidence, positivity and self-belief in life, but especially in sport. These are key factors to success in the world of GAA in the current era. When footballers and hurlers feel confident, they are more likely to turn sporting potential into superior performance. On the other hand, when they feel unsure of themselves, the slightest setback can have a severe effect on their performance. Self-confidence may be defined as ‘belief in yourself and your abilities’.Do you think if Michael Murphy didn’t believe in himself and in his abilities would he have scored an outstandinggoal in the opening minutes of the All- Ireland Final this year? Perhaps not. An All-Ireland final is the biggest sporting event in the lives of all footballers and hurlers and it is very clear on such occasions those that believe in themselves and in the team. They are the people who will go that extra mile, make that extra tackle or score that incredible point. These are the people who believe. They rise to the challenge. Jim McGuinness is a prime example of self- belief and positivity. In November 2010 when McGuinness gathered the Donegal squad for the first time under his management, he told the players gathered to represent the Green and Gold that they were going to win an Ulster title. He didn’t say let’s try to win an Ulster title, he told them they were going to win one. He also told them that they were capable of winning an All-Ireland. Eight months later,they took the Anglo Celt Cup back to Donegal for the first time in nineteen years. A year later they were the first team to win back to back Ulster titles from the Preliminary round.Two months after that, following thrilling encounters with Kerry and Cork, Donegal beat Mayo by four points in the All Ireland Final, the same margin by which they beat Dublin 20 years earlier. They made history, bringing Sam Maguire back to Donegal for the second time in 128 years of the GAA. People may think it was ‘the system’ that got them there but Jim McGuinness’ positivity and belief are just as important as the system underwhich the Donegal players excelled. He gave the team confidence, belief and determination to accomplish what many thought was impossible. These same players thought him mad the first time he met them as a group and told them that there was an All-Ireland in this team. They didn’t believe it then but in a very short period of time, McGuinness had them believing and they were playing better than ever. He has an array of motivational sayings, the main one being ‘Commit, Focus, Believe, Achieve’. I believe you can actually live by this saying. Others include ‘Every day’s a school day’ and ‘Our Future’s our Past’, both food for thought.Tony Griffin, former Clare hurler and an All Star in 2006, was impressed with Jim McGuinness’ use of motivational sayings. He really believes in ‘Everyday’s a school day’. ‘If you think about it, we never stop learning, if you look at life as learning, you won’t be as upset if you fail because you will have learned from it’. When I spoke to Griffin, co-founder of The Soar Foundation whose mission is to ’empower all young people to thrive, to believe in themselves and fulfil their true potential’ he told me just how important self-belief is in players.‘You have to expect your outcome to be a positive one, sport is a way of expressing yourself, self-belief is key whether it’s taking on your man or timing your run, you need to believe in yourself. If you expect the outcome to be positive you will take that risk, take the free and when you run your breathing will be more solid. If we have belief in ourselves, what we imagine will come true. Confidence is massively important’.The importance of seeing a positive outcome will push you so much further, you can achieve what is ‘impossible’ in other people’s beliefs, but not in yours. His sterling inter-county career shows just how important self-belief really is. Both Griffin and McGuinness have shown the necessity for working on self-belief and confidence in the GAA. If you believe, you will achieve.This article was written by 15-year-old Miriam Fitzsimons from Co. Donegal. She is the winner of the first Cadbury GWA/GAA Young Reporter of the Year award.DELIGHT AS DONEGAL GIRL WINS ALL-IRELAND GAA YOUNG REPORTER COMPETITION was last modified: April 3rd, 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:DELIGHT AS DONEGAL GIRL WINS ALL-IRELAND GAA YOUNG REPORTER COMPETITIONGAAGWAletterkenny
Donegal fans in Clones todayDONEGAL will find out in the morning whether they will play Cork or Mayo in the Round 4 qualifier in a fortnight’s time after today’s Ulster final defeat to Tyrone.Wins for Mayo, Derry, Clare and Cork yesterday saw them progress while defeated provincial finalists Roscommon, Tipperary, Donegal and Westmeath join them in the backdoor.There will be two ties in Round 4A next weekend (July 23/24) and two ties in Round 4B (July 30/31) the following weekend after the pairings are determined tomorrow. Round 4ABowl 1 — Clare, DerryBowl 2 — Tipperary, RoscommonRound 4BBowl 1 — Cork, MayoBowl 2 — Donegal, WestmeathThe defeated provincial finalists (Bowl 2) will be drawn against the sides who made it from Round 3 of the qualifiers (Bowl 1).Venues, times and all dates for the fixtures will be confirmed following a meeting of C.C.C.C on Monday afternoon. The draw will be broadcast live on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 at 8.30am tomorrow (Monday). DONEGAL TO PLAY MAYO OR CORK IN ALL-IRELAND QUALIFIER was last modified: July 17th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrawRound 4
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Urban League has announced its successor for John W. Mack, the organization’s longtime president and chief executive who now serves as president of the city’s Police Commission. Blair Taylor, executive vice president of College Summit, a Washington, D.C.-based organization helping low-income students get into college, will be the league’s new leader, organization officials announced Thursday. “Blair Taylor has the vision for this work and a commitment to community advancement,” said Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles. Taylor worked as a senior staff member for Ridley-Thomas during his time on the City Council. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Founded in 1921, the Los Angeles Urban League works to secure equal opportunity for blacks and other minorities through job training, job placement and business development programs. Before stepping down in June, Mack had served as head of the Los Angeles Urban League for 36 years. An early leader of the student civil rights movement in Georgia, Mack was appointed to the Police Commission on Aug. 17 and named president a few days later. – Associated Press
Singles competition1. Carmen Palumbo (DU) def. Ashley Ishimura (CU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-42. Liza Petushkova (DU) def. Sarah Wilcox (CU) 6-3, 6-13. Daria Walczak (DU) def. Michaela Henne (CU) 6-3, 6-04. Erin Epperson (CU) def. Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-25. Claire Embree (CU) def. Kenya Williams (DU) 6-4, 6-36. Gabby O’Connor (CU) def. Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-1, 6-1 Next Game: Match Notes:Creighton 1-2Drake 0-3Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,2,3,5,4,1) Print Friendly Version South Dakota 1/27/2019 – 9 A.M. Live Stats Watch Live PDF Box Score HTML Box Score Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – Creighton edged the Drake women’s tennis team, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Doubles competition1. Liza Petushkova/Kenya Williams (DU) def. Ashley Ishimura/Sarah Wilcox (CU) 6-32. Gabby O’Connor/Michaela Henne (CU) def. Carmen Palumbo/Daria Walczak (DU) 6-43. Erin Epperson/Claire Embree (CU) def. Kelsey Neville/Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-3 Preview Drake (0-3) started its home opener with a 6-3 victory by Liza Petushkova (Moscow, Russia)/Kenya Williams (Lauderhill, Fla.) in the No. 1 doubles match. However, Creighton (1-2) rallied with wins in the No. 3 and No. 2 matches, respectively, to claim the doubles point. Story Links Drake continues its opening weekend at the Roger Knapp Center with matches Sunday against South Dakota and Augustana (S.D.) at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. The Bluejays went up 2-0 after they won the No. 6 singles match, but Petushkova and Daria Walczak (Lodz, Poland) evened the match at 2-2 with victories in the No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches, respectively. However, Claire Embree defeated Williams 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 5 match and Erin Epperson held off a charge by Sophia Haleas (Clarendon, Ill.) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in the No. 4 match for the victory.
THERE were massive queues outside of many Galway City pubs today as an unofficial ‘Donegal Tuesday’ drinking session gets underway.The event has been slammed by official students union bodies.This picture of one queue – near the Hole in the Wall pub – was posted on a Galway taxi company Twitter feed earlier. Last year Gardai made a number of arrests.A Facebook page supporting the event says: “Paint Galway town green & gold for the day, have a good one, look after yourselves and your friends and please drink responsibly”, the page said.The official Rag Week was done away with in 2011 because of anti-social activity. HUGE QUEUES AT GALWAY PUBS AS ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ GETS UNDERWAY was last modified: February 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal TuesdayDrinkingGalwayrag week