Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “We just got heart, we could’ve been down so many times before we got to this game but the guys they dug down,” said Durham after the Bots’ completed their semifinals bid with a 108-103 win over Phoenix in another must-win Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts had to overcome the Fuel Masters’ twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, making it an even ballgame with a 90-74 opener win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWhat’s impressive about the streak is that Meralco, which is a two-time runner-up in the conference, started the eliminations at 1-6 and had to win four straight games in order to just make it to the playoffs.Durham, a two-time Best Import, said his team has the experience to bank on in times of adversity, like in the clincher against the Fuel Masters. Almost there: Alas, Phoenix learn from playoff exit LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 After falling 91-84 with 3:01 remaining, the Bolts mounted a 10-0 run and tied the game at 94 with 19 seconds remaining after Reynel Hugnatan’s free throws.Although Jason Perkins forced overtime with a three-pointer with 7.4 seconds left to play, momentum was already on Meralco’s side.“This season we had trials and tribulations, we just stayed together and as a family, as one unit, and we were able to come out with a win against a very good team,” said Durham who had 32 points, 21 rebounds, and nine assists.Meralco started overtime on a high scoring eight straight points on the back of Baser Amer’s back-to-back three-pointers to take a quick 102-94 lead.The Bolts also held the fort on the defensive end allowing a Fuel Master field goal only after more than three minutes into overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Meralco got over the hump of surviving six straight do-or-die games in the PBA Governors’ Cup, and Allen Durham knows it wasn’t just talent that kept them alive in that toughest of times.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We just got to keep fighting, whatever the score is in the end that’s something we have live with,” said Durham. “We are going to fight until the clock says zero.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Several residents in Weala Community, Margibi Country, have begun leaving their homes seeking refuge in surrounding communities as a result of the government’s failure to remove alleged dead Ebola victims’ bodies from the community.Speaking to the Daily Observer last Saturday at the administrative headquarters of Weala in Cinta Township, the youth chairman, Chris David, said since August 5, two persons mysteriously died and all efforts to have the corpses removed by the local administration, including health authorities, have proved fruitless.He identified the two corpses as Ellietta and Boll Tate. He said the two died in separate communities in Weala. He named Peace Community and the only private health center, the “Weala Community Clinic” that caters to residents in the area.Due to the poor sanitary condition, Mr. David stated that the clinic is currently closed and community dwellers in the area, including Peace Island residents, are leaving their homes to seek a safer environment.The situation prompted the residents to set up a roadblock on the Kakata-Gbarnga highway to compel government to remove the two corpses.“We blocked the car road and stopped all plying objects to claim the government’s attention to our plight,” Mr. David explained. “Since four days now, the two dead persons’ bodies have been decomposing, and residents in these communities can no longer bear it. So they have had to move to another area for safety. We don’t know what killed them, whether Ebola or some other disease. But no one wants to risk his/her life by being exposed to these corpses,” he explained.For her part, the head of the women’s orgaization in Weala, Madam Fatu Coleman, said since the pronouncement of President Sirleaf’s State of Emergency and the forbidding of people burying dead persons, they (residents) have been reluctant to bury anybody. She confirmed that when Ellietta and Boll Tate died, the community had communicated the deaths to local administrations, including the County Health Team of Margibi, expecting them to bury or remove the corpses and have them appropriately handled; but no word from the County Health Team has been received.The Weala Women’s leader noted that the situation is posing a serious problem to women and children in that part of Liberia. Because of the government’s refusal to remove the bodies, the owner of the only community clinic in the area has closed the place down.Madam Coleman, who hailed the government for its decision to declare a state of emergency to fight against the deadliest killer Ebola virus, called upon government put into place a workable framework that will make for the speedy removal of dead persons from communities around the country.Also speaking on the issue, the Commissioner of Cinta Township, William Julye, described the delay of the government’s burial team to remove the decomposing dead bodies in his township as a total embarrassment.Mr. Julye said he had earlier informed his boss, the Margibi Superintendent, about this urgent matter, who gave assurance that a team, including health personnel were going to remove the two dead bodies. That has not happened.As a result, residents of Weala Town on Saturday August 9, 2014 set up a roadblock preventing vehicles from plying the Kakata-Gbarnga route.The residents’ roadblock action, which lasted for over 3 hours . It was later aborted by well armed Police Support Unit (PSU).Commenting on the death of Ellietta and Boll Tate, Commissioner Julye explained that his inquiry proved that the two were relatives, that they got sick in Kakata and had gone for medical treatment in Weala.According to Commissioner Julye, the father of Boll Tate, Mr. Christopher Tate, who also works for the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), had told him (Julye) that Mr. Tate’s now deceased son was sick and that he (father) had suggested that his the young man go to Weala for treatment. Upon arrival, Mr. Tate allegedly hired a private nurse to treat his son. Mr. Julye pointed out that after administering several medications without eqrw results, the nurse (name not given) instructed Mr. Tate to take his son back to Kakata for further treatment. Immediately, Mr. Tate hired a Motorcycle rider, including two family members, to transport Boll Tate to Kakata.It was while they were en route to Kakata that Boll Tate died and was later taken back to Weala.Mr. Julye lamented that prior to Boll Tate’s death, he vomited and showed other signs that were symptomatic of Ebola. The Cinta Township Commissioner’s records show that prior to the deaths of Boll Tate and Ellietta, in the space of less than two months, seven family members have died in similar manner, bringing the total death toll in Weala to nine.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Minor Ball Hockey association is getting set to host their 5th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament this month.Registration for the tournament opened April 25th. Teams registered have to contain a minimum of five players with a maximum of nine including the goaltender.The tournament will have four divisions, the novice division which will be kids born between 2009 and 2010, the atom division which will be kids born between 2007 and 2008, the peewee division which will be kids born between 2005 and 2006, and the bantam/midget division which will be kids born between 2000 and 2004. The tournament is considered a co-ed tournament but teams are allowed to register as all male or all female teams.- Advertisement -Registration forms can be found at fsjminorhockey.ca, and can be dropped off at the Minor Hockey Office. Registration costs $80 per team, with the registration deadline being May 20th.The tournament is set to begin May 26th at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
The perpetrators of the threatening acts have not been identified but “Ibra” angered fans of Malmo FF (MFF) — the club where he started his professional career in 1999 — on Wednesday when he announced he had bought a share in rival club Hammarby.In Malmo, several people, most of them wearing hoods, vandalised a statue of Ibrahimovic that was unveiled just two months ago. Near the monument they wrote the words “Cigani do” (“Gypsy” in Bosnian, and “die” in Swedish) in spray paint.Born in Malmo, Ibrahimovic is the son of a Bosnian father and Croatian mother.Videos posted on social media showed masked people lighting fires and aiming them at the statue. There was no significant damage and a protective barrier has since been put up around it.“An investigation has been opened into vandalism and threats with suspected hate crime motive. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the plaintiff,” a police spokesman told AFP.It was all smiles between Ibrahimovic (R) and the Malmo fans in October when the statue was unveiled © TT News Agency/AFP / Johan NILSSONEarlier on Wednesday, angry supporters had slipped a toilet seat on to one of the statue’s arms.Hammarby, a Stockholm-based team playing alongside MFF in Sweden’s top league, announced Wednesday morning that Ibrahimovic had bought around 25 percent of the shares in the club.“He’s turned his back on the city and what made him who he is,” Kaveh Hosseinpour, vice-president of the MFF supporters’ club, told broadcaster TV4.At noon on Thursday, nearly 7,000 people had signed an online petition calling for the immediate removal of his statue in Malmo.“How could you do this to us?” one outraged signatory wrote while another proclaimed that “everything can’t just be about money”.Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s residence in Stockholm was vandalised with the word ‘Judas’ scrawled across the doors © TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP / Jessica GOWIn Stockholm, the door of the former Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United forward’s home was covered with the word “Judas,” and a tin of “surstromming,” a notoriously smelly fermented herring had been opened and poured outside the building.Ibrahimovic, whose contract with Los Angeles Galaxy expires at the end of the year, has not announced whether he will continue his career at another club.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The fire-damaged statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo © TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP / Johan NILSSONSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov 28 – Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic Thursday filed a “hate crime” complaint Thursday after being the target of vandalism and racists threats, police said, a day after the star announced his part ownership in football club Hammarby.A statue of the player in Malmo was attacked with fire and paint while the word “Judas” was daubed across the front door of his residence in Stockholm.
By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER UCLA starting defensive tackle Brigham Harwell could redshirt after an MRI showed a torn ligament in his left knee would keep him out at least a month, Bruins coach Karl Dorrell said Tuesday. Harwell injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in the first half of UCLA’s win against BYU on Saturday. Jess Ward is listed as the starter in Harwell’s place, but Jerzy Sierwierski and Chase Moline also are expected to play. Cowan limited UCLA quarterback Patrick Cowan participated in individual drills, but could be a few weeks from regaining his spot as starter Olson’s backup, meaning walk-on McLeod Bethel-Thompson will remain UCLA’s backup Saturday at Utah. Cowan has been out since pulling his left hamstring Aug. 20. More surgery UCLA receiver Brandon Breazell said 2
Brendan, Mark, Jim and Matthew McCole after his victory at the Ulster championships.BOXING: There was delight for Dungloe ABC fighter Mark McCole as he produced a superb performance to book his place in the All-Ireland semi-finals.McCole defeated the highly fancied Lee Reeves from South Limerick earlier tonight at the National Stadium in Dublin.The judges awarded McCole the victory on a 2-1 score-card in what was described as a cracking contest. McCole defeated Eddie Lawrence from The Holy Cross boxing club in Drogheda last weekend – and is really showing why he’s been tipped by many to win the All-Ireland Intermediate title.McCole comes from good stock – his family are steeped in boxing tradition.The Dungloe ABC club has produced multiple All-Ireland winners – and McCole will be hoping he can add his name to an illustrious list of names.He will fight Keane McMahon from Dublin in next week’s All-Ireland semi-final. There was disappointment for Declan Ferry who lost his bout – and Michael Gallagher is in action tomorrow night.BOXING: DELIGHT FOR MARK MCCOLE AS HE PROGRESSES TO ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
Welbeck left the pitch on a stretcher wearing a leg brace BEST OF Mathieu received his marching orders for this challenge on Aubameyang The incident knocked the wind out of Arsenal’s sails but Welbeck’s replacement Aubameyang hit the crossbar as the visitors offered very little in terms of an attacking threat.But a 15th game unbeaten for Unai Emery’s side at least assured them of European football after the turn of the year with two group matches left to seal top spot.Arsenal enjoyed plenty of possession from the outset although the hosts were reduced to long-range efforts from Carl Jenkinson, again starting in the unfamiliar role of left-back, and youngster Emile Smith Rowe.Mathieu almost gifted Arsenal the lead as he diverted Matteo Guendouzi’s low cross towards his own goal before the ball was swept away. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4 REVEALED 4 The Gabon striker was certainly Arsenal’s liveliest attacking outlet and he sent another shot just wide of Renan Ribeiro’s goal as Arsenal looked to snatch the lead.Alex Iwobi also failed to hit the target with a decent chance as Sporting’s interim coach Tiago Fernandes turned to prolific forward Bas Dost from the bench in the hopes of leaving north London with three points.Emery readied young striker Eddie Nketiah for his first appearance of the season but was forced to instead bring on Ainsley Maitland-Niles as Stephan Lichtsteiner pulled up injured and had to be replaced.The game continued without any real chances of note, Mkhitaryan stabbing an Iwobi cross towards goal before Aubameyang saw an effort bravely blocked. huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Aubameyang thought he had a late one-on-one to settle the contest but was fouled by Mathieu, who was shown a straight red card for the cynical trip.That was the last of the meaningful action as Arsenal failed to score for just the second time under Emery – but it will be Welbeck’s injury that dominates the fall-out. ADVICE The visitors offered little going forward Arsenal have made the last 32 of the Europa League after playing out a goalless draw at home to ten-man Sporting Lisbon.However, the game that was massively overshadowed by a potentially serious injury to Gunners and England forward Danny Welbeck.The 0-0 draw was enough to send Unai Emery’s men through in a game which saw Sporting’s Jeremy Mathieu dismissed for a late scything challenge on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the forward burst through on goal. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The game was then stopped for several minutes after Welbeck contested a header with Gaspar before appearing to suffer an ankle injury on landing.He required treatment on the pitch, including an oxygen mask and a leg brace, before he was taken off on a stretcher to be replaced by Aubameyang.Arsenal’s players, most notably Guendouzi, were clearly moved by seeing their team-mate in pain and the half did not really flow again.After the break, Aubameyang hit the crossbar within the opening minute as he turned Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cross onto the frame of the goal. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News Unai Emery’s men are unbeaten in their last 15 matches as they reach the Europa League knockouts with two games to spare REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions But it was Welbeck’s injury just before the half hour mark that was the main talking point from a largely forgettable Emirates Stadium encounter.The 27-year-old has overcome serious issues in the past, missing large chunks of his career with knee problems.This latest setback comes on the day he was named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad for the forthcoming games against the United States and Croatia.He was carried off the pitch following an awkward landing after he had beaten Sporting defender Bruno Gaspar to a header and it was clear he was in need of help. 4
AMERICAN Army tanks have been found off the coast of Donegal.The war machines ended up at the bottom of the Atlantic after going down aboard an American war vessels during World War Two!The Empire Heritage was a tanker for the Ministry of War Transport. It was part of a convoy of nearly 100 ships en route from New York to the Clyde, when it was torpedoed and sunk 28km northwest of Malin Head on 8 September 1944. The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute has launched an illustrated book entitled “Warships, U-Boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters”.The tanks off Malin Head are featured.Many of the 300 shipwrecks featured in the book where not know about before this survey.The publication was launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD together with Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.The GSI and Sunk: The Empire HeritageAccording to Minister O’Dowd, the collaboration has “truly made Ireland a leader in this field of Endeavour.”Minister Deenihan said “The current database holds over 13,000 wrecks and is an essential management tool for the preservation, protection and promotion of Ireland’s rich maritime archaeological heritage.”O’Dowd, commented that “as an island nation we instinctively know that our seas are important, but perhaps we are not fully aware of the scale of this natural resource and heritage they hold”.He added that “over 80% of our national territory lies beneath our seas, and that many of the benefits that might be realised for the Country from this resource, are as yet undiscovered.”Other vessels sunk off the Donegal coast include: The Justica (below) passenger liner, capable of carrying 3,430 passengers, was lost on 20 July 1918 off Malin Head. On 19 July, it was en route from Liverpool to New York when it was attacked by UB-64. It survived that attempt. The next day, it was attacked again when it was under tow. Eventually it sank, with the loss of 16 lives. The HMS Audacious (below now and at the time of the sinking), a 23,000-tonne dreadnought battleship, considered to be unsinkable, sank in 27 October 1914 off Malin Head after striking a mine. US ARMY TANKS FOUND OFF DONEGAL COAST! was last modified: October 4th, 2013 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 shipwrecksEmpire HeritageU-Boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters”“Warships
Ireland’s latest lotto winner has revealed how a Donegal man has written to him asking him for €20,000 to buy a new tractor and car!Ger Murphy (right) with his brother-in-law Martin after scooping €6M.Gerard Murphy, from Co Mayo, scooped a whopping €6.38 million on the National Lottery.Now the carpenter and father-of-four has revealed he has been inundated with begging letters from people across Ireland. But he says the funniest has been from a plasterer in Donegal.“I’m not sure exactly what a plasterer needs a tractor for but he asked for €20,000. That one in particular gave me a good laugh.“I’ve received a good few of them but that one from the lad in Donegal gave me the best laugh,” he said.But the divorced man has revealed that he is open to hearing from single Donegal ladies. “I haven’t heard from many single women yet but I’d be quite happy to,” he laughed.LOTTO WINNER REVEALS HOW DONEGAL MAN ASKED HIM FOR €20K TO BUY TRACTOR! was last modified: August 9th, 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)
QPR chiefs will decide this week whether to replace manager Mark Hughes with former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, according to The Sun.It is suggested that the club could opt to make the change during the international break.The Daily Express say Hughes has been given two months to turn things around or he will be sacked.It is claimed that there is major disquiet among senior club officials at Loftus Road, some of whom supposedly want Hughes out now.Chairman Tony Fernandes has pledged his support for the Welshman but is said to be planning to wield the axe if results have not improved by December.Meanwhile, Frank Lampard will be offered £1m a month after tax to leave Chelsea and move to China, The Sun report.It is claimed Lampard is wanted by former Blues team-mate Didier Drogba’s club Shanghai Shenhua, as well as their Chinese Super League rivals Beijing Guoan.The midfielder’s contract expires next summer, meaning he will be free to talk to other clubs in January unless he agrees a new deal at Stamford Bridge.Lampard has repeatedly stated that he is keen to stay at Chelsea, while manager Roberto Di Matteo has said that he expects him to be offered a new contract.Should Hughes keep his job as QPR manager? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook