It may have taken them four years, but that long road back to the top simply made Magnolia’s PBA Governors’ Cup conquest even sweeter.The Hotshots ended a four-year title drought by overcoming a gritty Alaska side for their 14th franchise championship.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Here are the scenes of jubilation after the Game 6 clincher.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED 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 Chriss Big load off Paul Lee’s back as he leads Magnolia to first title since James Yap trade Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title
Dear Editor,Red Thread’s involvement in the protest intending to advocate for the rights of Amerindians, in front of the privately-owned Mae’s Schools, has been hailed as admirable work. However, the organisation has now exposed itself to criticisms of inaction on similar causes.Just consider its silence in the face of the APNU/AFC assault on Amerindians over the course of the past there years.Where was Red Thread when 1,972 young Amerindians were fired, and there has since been no effort or initiative to re-engage them in productive areas that see their welfare addressed?Where was Red Thread when a Government Minister, Keith Scott, in no less a place than the National Assembly, castigated thousands of Amerindians for being greedy?Where was the outrage when Minister Scott not only rose and told the National Assembly that Amerindians were avaricious in their request for more lands, but also refused to apologize for his comments?Editor, it is not only the silence on the attacks on Amerindian people that is objectionable, but Red Thread’s silence on the violation of liberties of women in the public sector. We have seen countless professional women in the public service being bullied out of their jobs on less than substantial grounds.We have seen the despicable display of a pregnant woman being hauled before the courts, accompanied by her lawyer, Nigel Hughes, on baseless charges, and being booted out of her post. Where was Red Thread then?The organisation’s Karen de Souza had boasted some years ago about the focus of her organization, and had argued that Red Thread has three priorities, including protection and justice for women and increased visibility and voice for grassroots women.Where were the protests when thousands of female sugar workers were callously fired?Where was Red Thread when the current Government blatantly disrespected and ignored the laws of Guyana by failing to pay their full severance?Where was Red Thread when there were multiple calls for a decision of such magnitude to be based on solid information, not just based on a whim?Where was Red Thread when the Government ignored its own Commission of Inquiry Report which made it clear that no sugar estate should be closed because of the consequences?Red Thread has repeatedly rejected association with the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) by saying it is an ‘old story’ that is repeated. But how do you explain Red Thread’s silence in the face of actions taken by this Coalition Government, which the WPA is part of?How can the association between the WPA and Red Thread be discounted as an ‘old story’ when the organization is inconsistent in defending the causes it is supposed to represent?Editor, I would like to submit that credibility as an organization hinges on its consistency in fighting issues; but, in this regard, Red Thread has been failing over the past three years.Regards,Baldeo Mathura
GARDENA – Four months after the death of team patriarch Red Auerbach, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Danny Ainge reunited in grief Friday to say good-bye to former Boston Celtics teammate Dennis Johnson. The trio of Celtics joined about 1,000 mourners who shared tears and laughter during Johnson’s 1 -hour funeral. “D.J. was a huge part of championship teams and was a guy that everybody liked,” McHale said. “He was a fun guy, and he had a personality that fit with us because we had a bunch of guys who enjoyed each other.” Johnson, who was coaching the Austin Toros of the NBA’s Development League, died of an apparent heart attack after practice last month. He was 52. “He was a great basketball player, a guy that was dedicated to the game, and he showed that by staying in it and going to the minor leagues to coach and try to move his way up,” Bird said. “It’s unfortunate because he had a lot of life left in him, but it’s just something that happened that we have no control over. He left a great legacy behind.” Several Toros players served as pallbearers for Johnson, a Compton native who was buried in Rancho Palos Verdes. Among the mourners at City of Refuge Church were former Lakers Michael Cooper and Norm Nixon, Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy and Phoenix Suns assistant Alvin Gentry, whom Johnson replaced as Clippers coach for the final 24 games of the 2002-03 season. Johnson was traded to the Celtics in 1983 and helped them win NBA titles in 1984 and ’86. he also helped Seattle to its only league championship. “I was the one who benefited the most from D.J. coming to our team,” Ainge said. “I slept a lot better at night, knowing I wouldn’t have to be guarding Andrew Toney, Isiah Thomas and Michael Jordan.” Johnson spent four seasons as a Celtics assistant. A second-round pick from Pepperdine, MIAMI – Dwyane Wade had his dislocated left shoulder examined by specialist Dr. James Andrews, and Miami Heat coach Pat Riley said there’s no rush for a decision on whether season-ending surgery or rehabilitation is the best treatment. “It doesn’t make any difference,” Riley said. “We know he’s gone – four weeks, six weeks, the rest of the year.” There’s a chance Wade could return for the playoffs if he decides on rehabilitation. He sought a second opinion from Andrews after being examined earlier by team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick. MINNEAPOLIS – The Utah Jazz waived veteran forward Alan Henderson, eight days after it acquired him in a trade with Philadelphia. The move was expected. Henderson never appeared in a game with the Jazz. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
With the result, it is highly unlikely that Thika will further pursue their case at the Sports Disputes Tribunal challenging the play-off.They had gone to the tribunal seeking a review of last Tuesday’s ruling which threw out their petition but with things swinging their way on the pitch, the case is as good as done.Carrying with them a 2-1 advantage from last Thursday’s first leg and knowing too well they didn’t have strong legs because of limited training time, Nicholas Muyoti’s charges swung in thick and fast, looking to close down the game early.They had two great chances in the opening 10 minutes, first, skipper Dennis Odhiambo missing a header from point blank the cross emanating from a Eugene Mukangula freekick in the sixth minute. Five minutes later, Ushuru keeper Kennedy Abwanda was called into action, picking out a Said Tsuma shot.The visitors had perhaps the best chance of the game in the 20th minute when roles changed with Tsuma sending Mukangula through, but the striker wasted the opportunity one on one with Abwanda shooting directly to him.But quickly, Thika’s strength began to wane off and Ken Kenyatta’s men starting coming up into the game. On the half hour Muhammad Hassan who had been given the nod to start after coming off the bench to score in the first leg had an opportunity, but his shot went off target.Seven minutes to half time, Eliud Emase made a good save picking off a shot from Barrack Odhiambo after an interchange of passes with Patrick Macharia from midfield.In the second half Thika went all defensive trying to safeguard their slender advantage, and Ushuru never did much to change the situation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thika United’s Onwudi Chibueze tries to get past Ushuru FC’s Nelson Marasowe in a KPL relegation and promotion play-off at the Narok County Stadium on December 24, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAROK, Kenya, Dec 24- Thika United retained their status in the Kenyan premier League after a nerve wrecking 0-0 draw against Ushuru in the second leg of the relegation and promotion play-off at the Narok Stadium on Sunday evening.Thika won the first leg 2-1 at home on Thursday and needed a draw of any kind to ensure they have one more season in top flight, while Kenyatta’s men were holding off for at least a 1-0 win to force the game to penalties or a win of more than two goals to win outright.
Jamie Carragher has praised Gary Neville for taking on the Valencia job, and he hopes his former TV sidekick can turn things around at the Spanish club.Neville has endured a nightmare start to his managerial career since swapping the SkySports studio for the Mestalla dugout in December.He is yet to win a La Liga game in eight attempts and oversaw a humiliating 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey in midweek.The Manchester United legend star is already facing calls to resign and Carragher, who formed a brilliant on-screen relationship with Neville at Sky, has sympathy for his one-time Premier League rival.In an exclusive interview with Drivetime, Carragher said: “I think Gary said when he first went there that his first five or six months won’t determine if he is a success or failure as a coach.“It is a difficult job. The language barrier is obviously the biggest problem he has got and there are problems there with players that have been brought in and with certain agents involved.“This thing of ‘oh, he is good on the TV but it is a lot easier than being a manager’. Well, of course it is, but it is a completely different job.“On TV you can spot certain situations and you can put that across to the fan that enjoys that analytical side of it. It is a totally different job to be a manager.“Just because you are a good manager doesn’t mean you will be good on TV and if you are good on TV it doesn’t automatically mean you will be a good manager. It is a completely different job“But I think credit to him for having the balls to take the job. Hopefully, it will turn around for him because I want him to do well.”
Arsenal have signed Japan forward Takuma Asano from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, subject to the completion of a medical and regulatory processes.The 21-year-old has won five caps for Japan since making his debut in August 2015 and is set to take part in the Rio Olympics next month.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website: “Takuma is a talented young striker and very much one for the future.“He has had an impressive start to his career in Japan and we look forward to him developing over the next couple of years.”Takuma signed for Sanfrecce Hiroshima as an 18-year-old in January 2013 and went on to make 56 appearances, scoring 11 goals. 1 Takuma Asano playing for the Japanese national team
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Santa Clarita Valley Family History Fair will feature free classes and workshops, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call Linda Metcalf at (661) 298-7314. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Elks Charity Roast will honor Tom Veloz, 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $150. Call (661) 251-1620. Midwinter Madrigal Feast to benefit the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20800 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $100. Call (661) 254-8886 or visit www.scmasterchorale.org. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Mike Marino and Nick Adams will perform, 9 p.m. Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Sierra Club hike, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Santa Clarita High School Barbershop Quartet contest, 7 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at Arroyo Seco Junior High, 27171 N. Vista Delgado Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 296-2292 or visit www.geocities.com/bsharmony. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Skin of our Teeth” will be presented, 7 p.m. today, Friday and Feb. 2-4 in the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $8 at the door. Call (661) 259-7575, Ext. 212. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Mark Eddie and Nick Adams will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291.
Glenswilly GAA notesMinorsThe minor boys team face St Eunans on Saturday next, April 2nd with a throw-in time of 6pm. All support is welcomed. U14 boysThe U14 boys had their first league outing of the season and got off to a good start with a good team display and a victory over Naomh Colmcille. They continue their campaign on Friday with an away game against Letterkenny Gaels.Child protection courseThere is a child protection course coming up on a Monday night in April but no date set yet. All club members coaches or any adult involved with kids must have this course done plus be Garda vetted. The course in April is limited to the first twenty (20) names. All managers must make sure that all helpers have ths done. Give any names who have to do this course to Annmarie McDaid 0863387363. Mixed luckThe seniors and the receivers had mixed luck in their league game on Easter Monday at home. The seniors went down to Naomh Chonail while the reserves came away with a win.Easter Draw CardsCould all managers make sure that the Easter draw cards have been handed in . The draw is now extened to Sat 3rd April. All cards to be collected with money and handed into Bryan Faul. Contact Bryan to arrange collection.Ladies board notes There will be a ladies referee course on 13th April, venue to be confirmed.The course will start at 7pm and last for three hours. It is suitable for anyone Over 16 who is interested in refereeing ladies/girls matches.Anyone interested should contact Deirdre McDaid by email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOur Under 14 girls start their competitive campaign on 2nd April against Killybegs.Ladies next outing is 10th April against McCumhaills. A Table Quiz is being organised in May, details later.AthleticsAthletics continue on Tuesday nights for juveniles and will continue for the foreseeable future.Both Saturday and Tuesday nights are for children 7 years and above. Saturday Athletics will be starting back again on either 2nd or 9th April at 11am and Tuesday night starting back again on 5th April 7pm.Martin O’Donnell will send out a text to remind those participating.LottoThe winner of last week’s lotto was Raymond Callaghan of Churchill who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 9,12, 21 and 23. The lottos are available in many local outlets.BingoThe bingo continues in the hall each and every Wednesday night starting at 9pm by players advised to get their early.NotesAnyone wishing to have notes included in the weekly round-up is asked to email them to email@example.com. Thank you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY MINORS FACE ST EUNANS IN LEAGUE was last modified: March 28th, 2016 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)
THE staff and owners of a leading Donegal hotel are celebrating – after being named in an influential Top Ten.But the Rathmullan House Hotel isn’t on any ordinary list.It has been named at No2 as the best hotel in the world…when you have a pet! And the judging isn’t by any old website. It comes from the worldwide television network CNN.“The ultimate in dog-friendly hotels has to be one which offers pooches their own luxuriously furnished space,” says the TV channel’s travel website www.cnngo.com.“At the Rathmullan, the canine suite adjoins the owner’s room and has its own bed, coat hook, canine portraits hanging on the wall and direct access to the garden.“There are even canine hosts — dogs are invited to socialize with the hotel’s own golden retriever, Suzie, and pair of resident Jack Russells, who will show four-legged visitors around the grounds of their elegant Donegal mansion.” Owner Mary Wheeler told donegaldaily.com: “We are all delighted with this. To get into the Top Ten in the world is just fantastic.“Of course this is not just great news for us – but great news for County Donegal as well.”Read more: World’s best hotels for pets | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/worlds-10-best-hotels-pets-115913#ixzz1bRARcuIQON TOP OF THE WORLD! DONEGAL HOTEL IN TOP TEN was last modified: October 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegaldaily.comRathmullan House Hotel
Have your say in the new County Donegal Heritage Plan!What actions would you like to see included in the new five-year County Donegal Heritage Plan? You have until Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to make your suggestions to Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum.There are a number of ways in which you can make your suggestions by post, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by filling in the on-line survey form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/38JJZVS or at one of the planned public consultation meetings at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Stranorlar (Tuesday, December 3), Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town (Wednesday, December 4), Public Services Centre, Carndonagh (Tuesday, December 10), Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny (Wednesday, December 11) or Ionad Teampaill Chróine, Dungloe (Tuesday, December 17). All meetings start at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be available. Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum in partnership with The Heritage Council are beginning the process of preparing a new heritage plan for the county and would like to hear your views on what actions should be included in the new plan.Each county is required to prepare and implement a County Heritage Plan under the National Heritage Plan. “The County Donegal Heritage Plan is a five-year strategic action plan for the county’s heritage” explained Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “The focus of submissions to the County Donegal Heritage Plan should be on actions that can be taken over the next five years to interpret, conserve, manage, enhance or promote County Donegal’s material heritage.As well as identifying what should be done in these challenging times for our heritage, it’s important that people indicate what they can do to help implement these strategic actions.” Under the Heritage Act (1995), heritage is defined as comprising archaeological objects, architectural heritage, fauna, flora, geology, heritage gardens/parks, heritage objects, inland waterways, landscapes, monuments, seascapes, wildlife habitats and shipwrecks.The aim of the new County Donegal Heritage Plan (2014-2019) is to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse heritage of our county and to promote its conservation, enhancement and enjoyment to present and future generations. In order to achieve this aim, the County Donegal Heritage Forum will attempt to identify about 40 actions to increase knowledge and awareness of our heritage, to promote and encourage best heritage practice, to inform decision-making as regards heritage, to promote heritage education, tourism and outreach and to encourage active participation in heritage activities. The County Donegal Heritage Forum is an advisory body to provide advice to Donegal County Council on the preparation and implementation of the County Heritage Plan and is made up of representatives from local government, local development, state agencies, educational institutions, landowner/farming representatives, community/voluntary groups and heritage organisations and groups. A review of the 2007-2013 County Donegal Heritage Plan has demonstrated that Donegal County Council, The Heritage Council, Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Heritage Forum partners invested over €750,000 in the implementation of 55 Heritage Plan actions. There is a growing recognition that our material heritage contributes to our culture, society and economy. It is estimated that are over 250 community groups in County Donegal have a heritage remit.The County Donegal Heritage Forum will consider all submissions in drafting the new County Donegal Heritage Plan. The Heritage Plan will be presented to the Elected Members of Donegal County Council for adoption in spring 2014. Core funding for the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan will come from Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council in partnership with other Heritage Forum partners and heritage organisations and groups in the county.Ideas for, and examples of, the kind of strategic actions being sought as part of the consultation process can be found by looking at the actions outlined in existing County Heritage Plans around the country and available on The Heritage Council website at www.heritagecouncil.ie. Further details about the preparation of the new County Donegal Heritage Plan are available from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council, Station Island, Lifford on (074) 917 2576 or on the County Donegal Heritage Office website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage YOU GET CHANCE FOR YOUR VIEW ON DONEGAL COUNTY HERITAGE PLAN was last modified: November 25th, 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 County Councildonegal county heritage plan