Over the hump

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims When reporters informed him of the Friday start, Victolero could only come up with a slight tap of the table inside the press room.“We have to regroup, we’re going to a different battle,” Victolero said. “I think we are physically and mentally ready for San Miguel. But it wouldn’t have hurt us if we had more time (to rest before Game 1).”Magnolia trailed by as many as 11 points in the first period and engaged the Road Warriors in a nip-and-tuck contest from the second quarter on.Ian Sangalang bucked early foul trouble to shoot 15 points. Marc Barroca added 14 and Jio Jalalon chipped in 11 and 13 assists.NLEX played without Kevin Alas, who will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn right ACL, and the Road Warriors also lost JR Quiñahan to a Flagrant Foul 2 call for clipping Jalalon in the face with 7:27 left in the second period.ADVERTISEMENT Perfect-form Pacquiao a must Magnolia coach Chito Victolero described it exactly the way it should be when he said that he and his Hotshots have finally gotten “over the hump.”Breaking free from a tight and physical Game 6 with NLEX only in the final two minutes on Tuesday night, the Hotshots scored a 96-89 decision of the Road Warriors at Smart Araneta Coliseum to make the PBA Philippine Cup title series.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But NLEX fought like crazy even with a massive manpower shortage and kept its shot at forging a Game 7 only to implode with two crucial miscues inside the final two minutes.“Since I took over last season, I’ve been telling this team that the only way for us to make a championship series is to play defense,” Victolero, who had losing records in the NCAA with Mapua and then with KIA in its first season, said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Over the hump, because the Hotshots have finally dusted off a spate of close shaves in the very recent past to be in a championship series for the first time since the Tim Cone era and its Grand Slam season.Over the hump for Victolero, because this is the first team in any level that he has coached that went this deep.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 folkAnd now he’s going to fight a different battle when the best-of-seven championship against history-seeking San Miguel Beer starts, and with that, he sees just one problem.“I don’t know how we can all get a rest,” he said in Filipino after closing out the Road Warriors in a very tiring way, 4-2. “I don’t know when the series will start. I just hope that we can have some time to rest.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

Two Koreas to hold talks on traditional wrestling exchanges

first_imgBack on track Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Ssireum. Yonhap via The Korea Herald/Asia News NetworkSEOUL — South and North Korea plan to hold talks on ways to boost exchanges in “ssireum,” traditional Korean wrestling, at the North’s Mount Kumgang next week, a sporting body here said Wednesday.Park Pal-yong, the chief of Seoul’s Korea Ssireum Association plans to embark on a two-day cross-border trip next Tuesday to meet with North Korean officials in charge of the sport, according to the KSA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Seoul suggested the joint application after a historic inter-Korean summit in April 2018, and Pyongyang responded positively to the idea. It was the first case of a joint inscription on the list.Dating back to the Three Kingdoms period (A.D. 220-280), ssireum is a folk tradition in which, standing in a sand pit, two wrestlers wearing long fabric belts around their waists and thighs grip each other’s belt and fight to topple their adversary.It was widely played on various holidays and festivals, though it has slowly lost its popularity and given way to modern sports and entertainment in South Korea. But in the North, it is still a popular sport, with a large competition held in Pyongyang at the Chuseok holiday every fall. YonhapADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “One of the items to be on the table is the co-hosting of the ssireum festival slated for June,” association official Jeong In-gil said.The event, named the Dano Festival, is set to take place in South Korea’s Gangwon Province, but that could change if the two sides agree to co-host it, he said, adding that several rounds of working-level meetings will follow to arrange details.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe two Koreas also plan to work for the unification of the different terminology and rules of ssireum and push for personnel exchanges, according to the association.Such efforts have gathered steam since November after South and North Korea successfully pushed for the joint inscription of ssireum as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Noise nuisance taking toll on Soesdyke residents

first_imgThe Kozy Nook Restaurant and Bar at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, which has been around for decades is once again in the spotlight as residents are complaining about noise nuisance. The police were called in on several occasions to no avail.As such, one resident, who is primarily affected by the loud music said he cannot take it any longer. Nigel Gossai claimed that the business establishment has no consideration for the sick and continues to blast the music systems in the day and late into the nights.He told Guyana Times that only recently, he was diagnosed with a brain condition and the loud music has taken a toll on his health.“My house shakes. These people have no regards for others who live around here. As we speak, the music is so loud we can’t hear anything… the music is being played it in the open. It has been happening every day. This has been going on far too long, nobody seems to be bothered”, he stated.According to Gossai, he would have filed a number of complaints to the police while noting that the business enterprise was once taken to court for loud and offensive music but this, he noted, has not stopped the proprietor from tuning up his volume to the highest.“We even went to court and so forth and the result is dissatisfactory. We have a court order and these people treat the order like trash. We went to the court again and one of them was charged and it still continue.”Efforts to make contact with the entity proved futile.Back in 2018, the Public Security Ministry had re-enforced the “02:00 am curfew” for nightspots and other places of entertainment.It was explained that after taking into account the effects of alcohol consumption on crime and violence – including domestic violence, traffic accidents, the unproductive capacities of the population the day after along with other attendant circumstances such as the adverse effects of the proliferation of noise nuisance – Minister Khemraj Ramjattan determined that “it is in the best interest of the country to enforce the existing laws which have mandated that these entertainment facilities to be closed at 02:00h”.The “02:00 am closing time” is provided for in the Music and Dancing Licences (Amendment), Act Chapter 23:03, Act Number 12 of 1982.That Act states at section 9 that: “A place, so kept or used, although so licensed as aforesaid, shall not be opened for any of the purposes aforesaid except on the days and between the hours stated on the licence: Provided that the holder of a first-class hotel licence may keep open the licensed premises for the purpose of dancing, singing, music or other public entertainment once in every week until the hour of two of the clock in the morning except on any Sunday”.“Place” as used in Section 9 means “house, room, garden, or other place” and covers bars, clubs and restaurants as well as open spaces used for dances and entertainment purposes.last_img read more

Suspect arrested in thefts

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Authorities have arrested a suspect who they say is one of two women caught on security cameras stealing wallets from elderly grocery shoppers. Sheriff’s Detective Jeffrey Jackson of the Santa Clarita station said Tuesday that Aesha Deshay Gibson, 24, was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Monday at a home in Palmdale. Gibson and Mishelle Nishee Burrell, 30, are suspected of stealing wallets on Dec. 29 from two women shopping at Food 4 Less in Canyon Country and the Ralphs at Granary Square in Valencia, Jackson said. Authorities had been searching for the two suspects for two months after tipsters identified them. Ultimately, another tipster saw footage on TV and directed authorities to Gibson. “We’re pleased at the support that was provided by the general public, which greatly assisted in the apprehension of the suspect,” Jackson said. “We’re continuing to pursue … leads in hopes that the other suspect will be caught soon.” Gibson was being held in the sheriff’s jail at the Palmdale station. She faces charges of grand theft, burglary and theft by credit card in connection with the Santa Clarita cases. Jackson said Gibson and Burrell worked as a team, with one distracting the victim while the other reached into her purse and stole her wallet. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 last_img read more

BISHOP ASKS PEOPLE NOT TO USE THE NAME OF JESUS AS FOUL LANGUAGE

first_imgThe Bishop of Raphoe has asked people not to use the name of Jesus Christ as a form of foul language.Bishop BoyceMost Reverend Bishop Philip Boyce, urged people to treat the name with respect.And he urged people to bow their heads when pronouncing the name of Jesus Christ. “It is sad to hear the Name of Jesus being used carelessly and unheedingly, at times as a curse instead of a blessing, in uncultured and rough language. It is offensive in public, and if used over the airwaves in a reckless manner, a person would have to apologise.”Bishop Boyce made his comments in his pastoral letter to parishioners.He said for many people today, the taking of the Lord’s name has merely become a habit which many do not know they are even uttering.“For some people it becomes a habit, so that they no longer notice that they are taking the Name of Jesus in vain. And, yet, they are not completely unaware of the words they use, for if a priest happens to come into the company, you could hear them say; “Excuse the language, Father”. But it is with the Lord himself they should excuse themselves and from him ask pardon. “The words and the names we use are important. We honour a person if we use his name with respect. To say that bad language is only words, and that they mean nothing, is not true. The disrespectful use of a name dishonours another person. Furthermore, we shall honour each other if we learn to honour God, for we are made in his image and likeness.”He urged people to treat the name with the utmost respect.“The Name of Jesus is held in veneration by all who believe in Christ.” “We bow our head reverently when it is pronounced. It becomes a prayer keeping us in contact with our Lord and God, and deepening our friendship with Christ, our Saviour.” BISHOP ASKS PEOPLE NOT TO USE THE NAME OF JESUS AS FOUL LANGUAGE was last modified: January 12th, 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) Tags:Bishop Philip Boycedonegalfoul languageJesus Christlast_img read more

Chelsea news: Roma give in-demand defender Kostas Manolas ultimatum over future

first_img1 Roma have told Chelsea target Kostas Manolas to either join Zenit St. Petersburg or be prepared to stay where he is.The defender is in talks with Zenit over a move to Russia after they had a £26million offer accepted.The Greece international was due to rubber-stamp the deal on Wednesday, but a dispute over his wages has caused negotiations to stall.Chelsea, who are long-term admirers of Manolas, have been alerted to the situation and it was reported they could make an 11th-hour bid.But, according to Italian broadcaster Sportmediaset, the centre-back has been told by Roma that either he accepts Zenit’s offer or he stays put.The Italian club are reportedly fed up of the player’s transfer saga and they will not allow it to drag on into July by him suddenly deciding he does not want to move to Russia.As a result, if Manolas snubs Zenit’s offer, Roma’s board have explained he will be staying in the Italian capital for at least another season. Chelsea target Kostas Manolas last_img read more

SYDNEY HOSPITALS SEEKING DONEGAL NURSES

first_imgExperienced Donegal mental health nurses and midwives are urgently required in Sydney and other areas of New South Wales as their health board launches a new recruitment drive for 70 Irish nurses.Galway-based recruitment agency ICE Group are co-ordinating the campaign in partnership with New South Wales Health who are facing a shortage of registered nurses in public hospitals.Attractive packages are on offer for successful candidates with lucrative salaries and opportunities for real career advancement. New South Wales hospitals have generous staffing levels with a predominantly Registered Nurse workforce, and nurses there enjoy some of the best pay and employment conditions in Australia.The package also includes visa sponsorship for one to four years or longer.“There are excellent career opportunities for Irish nurses in New South Wales,” said Margaret Cox, Director of ICE Group.“Australia’s state-funded healthcare service is very similar to the HSE which makes it easy for Irish nurses to adapt quickly. There’s also a big community of Irish nurses in New South Wales so getting used to the new lifestyle takes very little adjustment,” she said. ICE Group provides full support with applications and paperwork, and assistance is also available on arrival in Australia. Interviews will take place in Dublin on Friday, 7 December, with positions commencing in 2013.“Irish nurses’ qualifications and experience are highly regarded in Australia,” said Susan Pearce, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer of NSW. “Irish nurses have a long history with us. Patients respond well to their attitude and knowledge as well as their warmth and friendliness. Irish nurses are always welcome here,” she said.Full details are available at www.icenurse.com or on 091 546700, and CVs should be sent to aileen.fitzgerald@icegroup.ie. SYDNEY HOSPITALS SEEKING DONEGAL NURSES was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SYDNEY HOSPITALS SEEKING DONEGAL NURSESlast_img read more

DOON WELL TRADITIONS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT LARGE CROWDS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

first_imgNew Year’s Eve at the Doon Well in Termon will be marked once again with the traditions of the past and the Rosary will be recited at midnight.RTE filming at Doon WellThe Doon Well continues to attract large numbers at this time of year and again on May Eve.Tomorrow night, December 31st, the ceremonies begin in St. Columba’s Church in Termon at 8.00pm with the Holy Hour followed at 9.00 with the Mass. This Mass is being offered for the intentons of the pilgrims going to the Doon Well and for the Holy Souls. Then at 10.30 the Pilgrimage Walk begins from St. Columba’s Church to makes its way for midnight arrival at the Well. This walk is a very important part of the ceremony with prayers being recited and the candlelit process has a group carrying a statue of the Blessed Virgin as the main part of the event.The Rosary, led by Fr. Pat McHugh begins at midnight and then the water is blessed as many pilgrims mark the New Year with the making of the Turas.Please arrive early and be guided by the local stewards in charge of parking on the night. Everyone is most welcome.  DOON WELL TRADITIONS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT LARGE CROWDS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE was last modified: December 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDoon WellNew Year’s Evelast_img read more

Glenveagh National Park seeks solution to serious summer traffic issues

first_imgDonegal’s most popular tourist attraction is struggling to cope with the number of visitors arriving during the summertime.Glenveagh National Park, which welcomed 211,000 visitors in 2017, is having “serious issues with traffic management in the peak season”, as reported in Fora.ie.The Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht are now seeking tenders for a team to deliver an “architect-led project to prepare a Visitor Experience Development and Management Plan” at the park. As Glenveagh grows in popularity, the €200,000 contract seeks to solve ‘existing and potential visitor capacity issues’ and ‘develop motivating and compelling visitor experiences’.The tender described how the castle and grounds experience heavy congestion in the summer which impact of the delivery of catering facilities.There are currently 250 car parking spaces and seven coach spaces at the entrance to Glenveagh. However, the tender document explains that this is not enough at peak times. Traffic sometimes parks on the R251 road outside the gates and there are no public transport buses operating in the area.It is envisaged that improvements to the experience of Glenveagh National Park will encourage more visitors to come to Donegal and enhance the tourist economy. Featured Photo: Gardiner Mitchell for Failte Ireland Glenveagh National Park seeks solution to serious summer traffic issues was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:glenveagh national parktourismlast_img read more

With 11 returning players, depth and experience keys for Humboldt State in 2017-18

first_imgArcata >> Humboldt State women’s basketball head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson had her work cut out for her last season.After being hired as the 11th coach in the program’s history in late June of 2016, Bento-Jackson spent much of a shortened off-season scurrying to fill out a roster and bring her team up to speed.Fast forward 16 months later, Bento-Jackson is entering her second season at the helm of a deeper, more experienced team that features 11 returning players and the conference’s …last_img read more