Bolts crush Aces; Hotshots end three-game slide

first_imgWith several pieces added to the crew that finished second last season, coach Norman Black believes his Meralco Bolts are slowly overcoming a key obstacle.ADVERTISEMENT Amateur Kim steals spotlight from pros “There are a lot of teams fighting for top four spots,” Black stressed. “And this is the time of the conference where you need to win games, otherwise, you won’t get it. And a top four berth has been our goal right from the start.”Meanwhile, Star snapped a three-game losing streak with a 109-83 decision of GlobalPort in the second game.The Hotshots got back in top four contention after rising to 5-3, while pushing the Batang Pier harder to the wall with a 3-6 record.Tolomia hit all five of his triple tries and finished with a career-high 24 points, while De Ocampo, six times a champion with TNT, scored 10 points in just 16 minutes.Allen Durham had 26 points, 18 rebounds, six assists and two blocks to lead the Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT Meanwhile, the Gin Kings shoot for the first of the top four berths when they clash with the Rain or Shine Painters in a Petron Saturday Special schedule at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Game time is 5:15 p.m., after the Beermen battle the winless KIA Picanto at 3 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Winning start “We’re starting to blend well, starting to become cohesive,” Black said after the Bolts bamboozled Alaska, 106-78, Friday to move within another victory of clinching a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Rookie Mike Tolomia, added to the lineup less than a month ago, and veteran superstar Ranidel de Ocampo, playing his first game with Meralco after his acquisition from TNT KaTropa in a three-team deal, helped the Bolts break loose in the second period and yawn their way to a seventh win in nine games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe loss was the first in the last four games for the Aces, who slumped to a 3-7 card and are in danger of missing the playoffs.Meralco has two games to nail the win that will seal their place in the top four and the Bolts—against GlobalPort and powerhouse San Miguel Beer. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Ceres-Negros survives wet Panaad, Kaya Makati

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kings steal thunder from Bolts Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ “The field was so wet and we adapted well to the conditions,” said Ceres assistant coach Pepe Losada, who minced no words about the officiating.“With these kind of referees, it’s very dangerous. Super Herrera had a broken lip and you see the yellow cards? Ceres had six yellow cards, one red, and Kaya had zero [cards],” added LosadaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCeres moved within seven points off Meralco Manila, which is two wins away from clinching a playoff berth. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img LATEST STORIES Fernando Rodriguez struck deep in injury time as 10-man Ceres-Negros survived Kaya Makati,3-2, to close the gap at the top of the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Saturday.The Spanish striker pounced on a cross from Stephan Schrock at the far post in the 94th minute as the Busmen prevailed in a duel filled with controversial calls and marred by the sending off of Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic and the red card of left-back Jeffrey Christiaens.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Angels notes: Arm soreness not a worry for Weaver

first_imgWeaver also said the biceps tendinitis that affected him lastseason is something he likely will deal with the rest of his career. Despite it all, Weaver tried to be reassuring. “No, it’s not as huge as you guys think,” he said. Weaver’s pitching mechanics are blamed for the tendinitis, but those mechanics are also what has led to the 24-year old’s success throughout his pitching career. “(They are) a little different mechanics – long,” said Weaver, who played long toss from 120 feet Friday. “And it’s a little different arm slot than everybody else. I kind of fly open and it’s a little bit more stress on my shoulder. It just comes along with the mechanics and the deception, I guess.” When the tendinitis bothers him, Weaver said he feels soreness in the front of his right arm along the muscle where it attaches to the shoulder. “The way I throw, it’s obviously going to be issues,” Weaver said. “Ive had issues with it ever since high school, ever since I was little. It’s just something that I’ve got to deal with and work it out. The MRI came back negative, so it’s just a matter of working it out.” Angels manager Mike Scioscia was not about to commit to Weaver’s two-week timetable. “I don’t think it’s anything that’s going to be extended to where he’s going to miss any appreciable time of the season,” Scioscia said. “I think we’re going to see where it is when he gets on the mound and it should happen shortly. If it takes two weeks, it takes twoweeks, but I don’t think it’s going to be that long yet.” More pain: Kelvim Escobar also is dealing with lingering pain from last season. He was held out of the pitchers’ fielding drills because of patella tendinitis in his leftknee. “I’m going to stay away from the drills and do cardio and exercises and treatments until it gets better,” said Escobar, who will be examined by team doctor Lewis Yocum some time in the next few days. “I don’t want to deal with this all year again. It’s a pain. I dealt with it all last year.” Escobar said he doesn’t feel pain when he pitches, only when runs to stay fit. Also: Closer Francisco Rodriguez still is not ready to pitch from a mound because of a sore hamstring and was held out of fielding drills. … Bartolo Colon’s long-toss sessions have been extended to 90 feet but he will need to get to about 160-180 feet to begin throwing from a mound. doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img TEMPE, Ariz. – Jered Weaver downplayed any serious problems Friday, but the facts certainly look alarming. Not only did Weaver say he will not throw from a mound for another two weeks, but he admitted to having an MRI on his right biceps in the days before spring training. The exam didn’t find any serious problems. last_img read more

Man City target landmark treble as UEFA probe looms

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City can complete a domestic treble of trophies by winning the FA Cup on Saturday © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 17 – Manchester City are on the brink of a domestic treble, with only Watford standing in their way in Saturday’s FA Cup final, but a potentially historic season risks being overshadowed by several probes into the club’s off-field conduct.City became the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League title last weekend, holding off Liverpool by a single point at the end of a thrilling race thanks to a run of 14 consecutive league wins to end the season. Pep Guardiola’s men also retained the League Cup in February, the first leg of their potential domestic clean sweep, which has never before been done in England.However, the club have spent much of the week preceding the Wembley showcase responding to reports that they could be set for a season’s ban from the Champions League over alleged breaches of financial fair play rules.The case was referred to UEFA’s adjudicatory chamber on Thursday to decide what sanction, if any, should be imposed. City replied, saying they were “disappointed, but regrettably not surprised” by the move from European football’s governing body.Reports by German publication Der Spiegel had alleged that City, bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour, a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family, set up sponsorship deals to circumvent regulations limiting how much money owners can put into a club.However, that is not the only current investigation into City’s practices off the field.England’s Football Association said in February it was investigating allegations that City paid £200,000 ($256,000) to Borussia Dortmund winger and England international Jadon Sancho’s agent when the player was 14.Vincent Kompany could make his final Manchester City appearance on Saturday © AFP / Glyn KIRKFA rules state that young players cannot be represented by an agent until the year they turn 16.And the English champions could be hit with a two-window transfer ban by FIFA over the recruitment of foreign minors and alleged breaches of third-party ownership.“I’m not too much concerned or worried about what people say,” City boss Guardiola previously insisted when questioned whether the investigations threaten to taint his legacy at the club.“If we have made mistakes we will be punished — it is what it is, on and off the pitch — but I’m pretty sure what we have done is incredible.”– Record-breakers –Guardiola’s side have smashed a host of records during his three-year spell in charge, despite a disappointing trophyless debut campaign in England.However, a first-ever clean sweep of League Cup, Premier League and FA Cup would give this City side a claim to be the best England has ever produced.“I’m desperate, desperate, desperate to win the FA Cup. You don’t even know how much it’s a priority,” said City captain Vincent Kompany after lifting the Premier League last weekend.Kompany could make his final City appearance at Wembley with the Belgian’s contract up in the summer and no new deal agreed as yet.City won their fifth FA Cup in 2011, the first silverware since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover, but will be wary of complacency after slipping up against Wigan at Wembley in 2013.In contrast to City’s trophy-laden decade, Watford have never won a major trophy.And despite losing twice to Guardiola’s men in the league this season, Hornets boss Javi Gracia, whose side mounted an impressive comeback to beat Wolves in the semi-final, is taking heart from both games.“I think it showed us it’s possible,” said the Spaniard. “We lost both games but I think we showed that we can beat them.“We competed really well in both games in different moments. In the first game we lost 2-1 but we competed until the end and had chances at the end. In the second one we kept the result until the second half and then they scored from an offside position and the game changed.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Former AC Milan in line of shock Leeds move

first_img Urby Emanuelson 1 Leeds are poised to make a move for former AC Milan and Fulham winger Urby Emanuelson.The Dutch international only joined Atalanta back in January, but that has not stopped Leeds from weighing up a move for the 28-year-old, according to Inside Futbol.Emanuelson has a wealth of experience and has played in England before, having enjoyed a brief spell on loan at Fulham in 2013.Leeds boss Neil Redfearn is looking to strengthen his squad during the summer and make them serious contenders for a promotion challenge next season.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Letterkenny Accountancy Practice seeks Qualified Accountant

first_imgA Letterkenny accountancy practice is seeking a qualified accountant for an immediate start.Our rapidly Growing Practice has a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and pro-active professional to join an exciting and fast-growing Letterkenny based accountancy practice. Conall Dunne & Co Chartered Accountants service a wide range of SME’s in Ireland and the UK. Due to continued expansion we require a first-rate qualified Accountant to join our team.This is a key role within the firm as the right candidate will be given the opportunity to service and grow a client portfolio whilst also contributing to the wider firm growth strategy.JOB DESCRIPTION:To liaise with clients daily, providing accountancy, taxation, and business advice as requiredTo be responsive and considerate of client needsTo provide virtual Financial controller services to clientsTo work collaboratively with colleaguesThis is an exciting opportunity to work in a firm that places a strong emphasis on individual growth and learning, health and well-being and social work life balance. We offer flexibility, a competitive package and an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, growing and forward-thinking firm.  QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE and KEY CHARACTERISTICSFully qualified accountant (preferably Chartered)Confident, outgoing and friendly with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Ability to use own initiative.Computer literate particularly in MS Office (Word, Excel etc.).Excellent organisational skills, ability to work on multiple tasks in parallel.Customer service centric mentality.Experience of working within a practice environment will be advantageous.Experience of cloud accounting software advantageousExperience of Assurance services will be advantageousIf interested, please email info@dunneaccountants.com with your CV. Job Vacancy: Letterkenny Accountancy Practice seeks Qualified Accountant was last modified: October 18th, 2019 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:AccountantConall DunnejobVacancylast_img read more

Judge’s order spares killer

first_img Crittendon said Morales, who had spent the day in the “death watch” cell, was relieved to learn of the postponement. “He smiled,” Crittendon said. “He nodded. He thanked me.” The victim’s mother, Barbara Christian, was outraged by the decision. “I’m totally disillusioned with the justice system. We’ve been waiting 25 years with the expectancy that he is gonna pay for his crimes,” she said. “It feels like we just got punched in the stomach.” Morales was sentenced to death in 1983 for killing Terri Winchell by attacking her with a hammer, stabbing her, and leaving her to die half-naked in a vineyard. Morales plotted the killing with a gay cousin who was jealous of Winchell’s relationship with the cousin’s male lover. The cousin, Ricky Ortega, now 44, was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The case has renewed a legal and ethical debate that has persisted for many years about the proper role of doctors in executions and the suitability of the lethal-injection method used in California and 36 other states. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld executions in general despite the pain they might cause inmates, but has never directly addressed whether lethal injections are constitutional. Morales’ attorneys argued that the three-part lethal injection violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The attorneys said a prisoner could feel excruciating pain from the last two chemicals if he were not fully sedated. Fogel, in a ruling last week, gave prison officials a choice: bring in doctors to ensure that Morales was properly anesthetized, or skip the usual paralyzing and heart-stopping drugs and execute him with an overdose of a sedative. The American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the California Medical Association all opposed the anesthesiologists’ participation as unethical and unprofessional. The anesthesiologists ultimately withdrew after the judge wrote that they might have to demand that the executioner administer more sedatives through a separate intravenous line to make sure the prisoner is unconscious. “Any such intervention would clearly be medically unethical,” the doctors, whose identities were not released, said in a statement Tuesday. “As a result, we have withdrawn from participation in this current process.” The anesthesiologists would have joined another doctor who is on duty at all California executions to declare the prisoner dead and ensure that proper medical procedures are followed. But the doctor does not insert any of the intravenous lines and is not in the room during the execution itself. In the past, the intravenous lines have been inserted by prison staffers, and then the drugs were added by a machine. Because the execution was not carried out before the 24-hour warrant expired at 11:59 p.m., state officials will have to go back to the trial judge who imposed the death sentence in 1983 for another warrant. In the meantime, Fogel is expected to hold a series of hearings in the spring on whether the original three-drug method, as performed without anesthesiologists, amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. His ruling last week promised the hearings as an alternative if the state couldn’t abide by either of the two options for putting Morales to death. The state uses the three-drug method, instead of just injecting a sedative, because it takes about 10 minutes to kill somebody compared with 30 minutes or more. Thirty-seven states use either two or three drugs to carry out executions by lethal injection. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Morales was initially scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. for torturing, raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl 25 years ago. The anesthesiologists were brought in because of a ruling last week by a federal judge considering whether the state’s injection protocol might be unconstitutionally cruel and unusual. The doctors backed out after learning they might have to advise the executioner if the inmate woke up or appeared to suffer pain. Prison officials then rescheduled the execution for Tuesday night, planning to skip the usual paralyzing and heart-stopping drugs and kill him with an overdose of a sedative. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel approved that plan Tuesday afternoon, but said the sedative must be administered in the execution chamber by a person who is licensed by the state to inject medications intravenously, a group that includes doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical technicians. Morales’ lawyers said they would appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but the state notified the court late Tuesday afternoon that it did not intend to go forward with the execution, said Cathy Catterson, a clerk for the 9th Circuit. It wasn’t immediately clear when the execution would be carried out, but it isn’t likely to happen for months because of constitutional questions surrounding the mode of lethal injection in California. SAN FRANCISCO – State officials on Tuesday postponed indefinitely the execution of a condemned killer, saying they would be unable to comply with a judge’s order that a medical professional administer the lethal injection. Prison officials called off the execution of Michael Morales, 46, after failing to find a doctor, nurse or other properly licensed person to deliver a lethal dose of barbiturate, said Vernell Crittendon, a spokesman for San Quentin State Prison. “We are unable to have a licensed medical professional come forward to inject the medication intravenously, causing the life to end,” he said. That mode of execution was settled on by prison officials after plans to kill Morales using a three-drug cocktail were delayed when two anesthesiologists refused to participate on ethical grounds. last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP NAMED NO1 STORE IN THE COUNTRY 2015

first_imgWho’s that with Mairtin??? Of course it’s Katherine ThomasBREAKING NEWS: The staff and management of a Co Donegal business are celebrating being named the No1 in Ireland.Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top in Letterkenny has been named National Centra Convenience Store of the Year 2015.This prestigious award recognises all that is good about community retailing from investment in local products, involvement in the local charities. This is the second year Kelly’s centra mountain top was shortlisted to the final 10 – reduced down from 463 in the competition.The only Donegal store to have got this far, Kelly’s Centra won the national convenience beating off stiff competition from stores all around the countryOwner Mairtin Kelly said: “It’s all about the people. I am very proud to have picked up this award on behalf of them and my customers.“I want to pay particular tribute to my managers David Bonner and Lee O Donnell who only took up the roles as store managers in 2014. “They’ve really work tirelessly to deliver the excellent standards our customers have became accustomed to.“With more store innovations planned in 2015 by the store Kelly’s Centra continues to lead the way in retailing not only in Letterkenny but now in Ireland.”Winners: The Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top teamBREAKING NEWS: KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP NAMED NO1 STORE IN THE COUNTRY 2015 was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 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:2015award winnersKelly’s CentraletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

DALGLISH IN BID TO TAKE SHAY GIVEN TO ANFIELD

first_imgSHAY Given’s nightmare at Manchester City looks set to end in the summer with long-time friend and mentor Kenny Dalglish set to take the Lifford star to Anfield.A number of reports today say Liverpool’s Spanish keeper Pepe Reina will leave the club this summer.He had previously been linked with a move to Man United. But if Dalglish can pull off Given’s move to Liverpool, it would be a fantastic move for the Donegal man.Hampered by injury at Eastlands since January, Given had lost his No1 spot with City to Joe Hart.He was even dropped for European games when he had previously been chosen for them.Now Dalglish, who has signed Shay twice before at Blackburn and Newcastle United, wants to sign him for a third time. Given is a huge fan of Dalglish.Speaking in the book ‘Donegal Sporting Heroes’ by Democrat journalist Ciaran O’Donnell, Given recalls joining Blackburn.“Kenny Dalglish was and remains a legend in the world of football and his achievements speak for themselves,” says Given in the book.“I’ve got huge time and respect for him and obviously I’ve gotten to know him a lot better since. When someone like Kenny Dalglish comes calling for you, you don’t hesitate. And I certainly didn’t.”DALGLISH IN BID TO TAKE SHAY GIVEN TO ANFIELD was last modified: April 17th, 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:donegalKenny DalglishLiffordLiverpoolShay Givenlast_img read more