Top four given a shake

first_imgThe previously unbeaten PAG Roosters in the Laurabada Pool (Mixed) had their first loss at the hands of the second placed PIH by only three runs.ANZ then added more salt to the wound, beating PIH in the next match as they scored 115 runs in reply to the Roosters’ 69 runs.Despite their two losses, Roosters still held onto first place, closely followed by PIH (2nd), PNG Ports (3rd) and SCAL, who round off the top four.Avurigo Pool (Mixed) leaders and reigning champions, AVIS, continued their unbeaten run with a comfortable 74 run victory over National Parliament.The match of the round for the Avurigo Pool belonged to the Digicel Reds and Credit Corporation.  The Reds’ outstanding fielding and bowling was enough to hold off a fast-finishing Credit Corporation to defend their score of 81 runs and win by nine runs.That win has shot the Reds into the top four with Water PNG surrendering their fourth spot with a big loss to third placed Rent a Tent.Meanwhile, the Men’s division reigning champions and Avala Pool leaders, Puma Energy, were given a scare by National Parliament.At the end of play, both teams were locked on 130 runs apiece to showcase what is to come during the final playoffs.In the other pool matches, BSP flexed their muscles with a mammoth win over IBS. The men in green amassed 245 runs and restricted IBS to -13 runs to keep their hunt on for the top spot. A second team surrendered their unbeaten tag in the competition with Lahara Pool (Men’s) pace setters, PIH, falling short by 27 runs against the fourth placed Tent Manufacturers. In another nail biter, third placed PAG Roosters held off a determined Moni Plus to win by a solitary run and hold onto third spot in the top four.Rigo Office kept up their pursuit of the top spot with victories over ANZ and Carpenters Shipping. Bmobile-Vodafone and Kina Bank also recorded victories.The points ladder:last_img read more

Busy 2018 for volleyball

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The men’s team finished sixth place in the last Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur. The popular and star-studded women’s team finished fourth.But Cayco said they might use the results of the 2017 Asian Women’s Championships as basis for inclusion.“We placed in the quarterfinals of the Asian championships, that may have carry weight for the Asian Games Task Force (to endorse us),” added Cayco.The Philippines, led by the likes of Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago and Dawn Macandili, finished eighth in the Asians held here which was won by Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine volleyball will have a major reshuffling at the start of the coming year.That’s according to Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) acting president Peter Cayco, who told the Inquirer that they set a meeting in January to discuss the changes they will make for the national team—including athletes and coaches.ADVERTISEMENT “Actually, it’s the players who wanted to call for the meeting; they called me and said they wanted to sit down and talk,” Cayco said.He noted that even the coaching staff may be affected as they are looking for a mentor who can implement his program given the complicated set-up of Philippine volleyball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We will talk to all leagues including the club and collegiate leagues,” said Cayco. “And we are looking at several names to be the national coach.”He said it will be a busy 2018 for the LVPI, which is eyeing slots for the men’s and women’s national teams in the Jakarta Asian Games. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cold weather, fever fail to stop Mag-aso OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Peace, Reconciliation Crucial to Liberia’s Development

first_imgDeputy Internal Affairs Minister Varney A. Sirleaf says peace and reconciliation are crucial to Liberia’s development after the departure of the United National Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).Minister Sirleaf made the statement recently at the end of a two-week workshop organized by the Peace Building Office (PBO) to train participants who will be carrying out the National Conflict Mapping Exercise (NCME) in the 15 counties.“This process of conflict mapping may be successful only with greater mutual understanding, trust and respect, which we must achieve,” Minister Sirleaf told participants at the end of the workshop.He said peace and reconciliation are keys to the stability of Liberian, “because it is that cornerstone that will help citizens to foster national development.”Sirleaf further told participants that as the country goes to elections next year, “we have to do these things because it will help unite our people.”NCME Executive Director of the Peace Building Office at the Internal Affairs Ministry, Edward Mulbah described the program as another form of taking the government to the people.He said the national conflict mapping exercise will produce conflict analysis report containing county-specific conflict drivers and triggers, looming conflicts with the potential to undermine national peace and stability and underlying root causes of civil war not yet addressed. It will furthermore inform MIA on the realignment or revision of government’s strategic peace building and reconciliation programs, strategies and policies.Mr. Mulbah said the 36 trained researchers will be deployed simultaneously to work in the 15 counties at county, district and community or village levels, saying the entire mapping project will take three months.He noted that it will also target a sample size of 3,500 respondents for individual interviews in 163 enumeration areas. According to him, both quantitative and qualitative tools will be adapted, adding 30 Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and 30 Key Informant Interview (KII) Researchers will use Personal Data Assistant for the individual interviews. Moderators and note takers will use electronic recorder for the focus group discussions, and collaborate with the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Northern Health welcomes new Chief Medical Health Officer

first_imgThe Chief Medical Health Officer for Northern Health is the lead for the public health team that works to improve the health of people in the north by preventing illness, promoting healthy choices, and helping to eliminate or avoid outbreaks. Dr. Allison says her short term goal is to better understand the conditions of the northern population, while the long term goal is to improve these living and working conditions.“We do have a very robust data collection system and opportunities to use that data to assess the health needs of that population,” Dr. Allison said. “That is a very strong focus of my early time here is trying to establish some really good, strong, routinised reporting that we can start building on.”    – Advertisement -Dr Allison’s career also includes being a family physician in Brandon, Churchill and Winnipeg.Northern Health Chief Executive Officer and President, Cathy Ulrich says they’re “thrilled to have Dr. Allison join our team.”“Her experience in rural medicine from Manitoba will be an asset to the organization as she brings new and innovative ideas, while continuing work on programs that are currently serving northerners,” Ulrich said.Advertisement Teaching is another passion of Dr Allison, serving at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Community Health Services and Family Medicine, as well as an advisor for the Faculty of Health Sciences.last_img read more

Man convicted of first degree murder in freeway shooting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Livingston was shot in the head while driving his silver Chevrolet Camaro north on the Harbor Freeway around Manchester Avenue. Moorer was arrested in July 2005 in connection with the killing and has remained jailed since then. Shorts, who was jailed in San Bernardino County on unrelated charges, was charged in August 2005 with Livingston’s murder. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. One of two men charged in the gang-related shooting death of a 20- year-old man on the Harbor (110) Freeway in March 2005 has been convicted of first-degree murder. D’andre Keyshaun Moorer is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Dec. 21 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin. The alleged gunman, Donald Ray Shorts, is awaiting trial. D’andre Keyshaun Moorer, 29, was charged with first-degree murder, along with the special circumstance allegation of murder by discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and a separate gang allegation. Jurors deliberated for about a day before announcing yesterday they had reached a verdict. Moorer, who allegedly was driving the car, faces a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. The alleged gunman, Donald Ray Shorts, 27, is still awaiting trial. The two are charged in the March 29, 2005, killing of Michael Ryan Livingston of Long Beach, who was attending a community college and working toward his real estate license. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA family are celebrating after being reunited with their injured dog in West Donegal.The Jack Russell-type dog was found badly injured in Gortahork yesterday.A kind passer-by recovered the dog and brought it to the vet’s office in Ramelton where he was treated. The family were located and are now at the vet’s office in Ramelton where the little dog is being treated.The family have thanked the vet who opened especially to look after the dog. FAMILY REUNITED WITH PET AFTER VET’S KIND GESTURE was last modified: December 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOGMagheroartyRameltonvetlast_img read more


first_imgThe Sunday club competition on the Old Tom Morris Links on the 20th of November was won by Eddie McGinley 16 with 39pts, runner up was Seamus Connor 5 with 38 pts bot. Third place was Charlie McClafferty 8 with 38 pts.The Old Tom Morris Links will be closed from Friday the 25th of November and the Sandy Hills Links will be in play for all members and green fees.The Christmas Hamper competition will be held on Sunday the 27th of Nov. on the Sandy Hills Links with the mini hamper on Sunday the 4th of December. The North-West Golfing Alliance visited the Old Tom Morris Links on Saturday the 19th of November and the results were as follows:Nett Section1st Nett Delwyn Montgomery (9) North West G.C. 67 B.O.T.2nd Nett Conor Sharkey (8) Strabane G.C. 67 3rd Nett Michael P.O’Donnell(14) Letterkenny G.C. 68 B.O.T.4th Nett James William Doherty (12) Buncrana G.C. 685th Nett Freddie Patterson (5) Strabane G.C. 70 B.O.T.6th Nett Eddie McHugh (15) Letterkenny G.C. 70Gross Section 1st Gross Enda Kennedy (scr) Rosapenna 702nd Gross Michael McGeady (scr) McCambridge Duffy 733rd Gross Derek McNeill (2) Ballybofey/S G.C. 744th Gross Paul McGuigan (3) City of Derry G.C. 75 5th Gross Padraig MacLochlainn (4) North West G.C. 766th Gross John Sweeney (6) Rosapenna 77The North-West Alliance returns to the Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna on Saturday 18th February 2012.The Rosapenna Gaeltacht League team will travel to Dunfanaghy G.C on Saturday the 10th of December for their second outing of the year.The Rosapenna Golf Club AGM will take place in the Golf Pavilion on Friday the 2nd of December at 8.30pm.The annual Rosapenna Dinner Dance will take place in the Golf Pavilion on Saturday the 3rd of December. Tickets are now on sale from the Pavilion Golf Shop priced at 30e each.There will be a gents four ball better ball held the day of the dinner dance on the Sandy Hills Links.The 2012 GUI Cups & Shields Draft Draws were posted on the GUI website this week.Rosapenna will be in action as follows:Jimmy Bruen Shield @ Narin & Portnoo GC Sunday 6th MayIrish Pierce Purcell @ Greencastle GC Sunday 13th MayIrish Senior Cup @ Donegal GC Sunday 20th MayIrish Junior Cup @ Portsalon GC Sunday 27th MayIrish Mixed Foursomes @ Rosapenna (OTM) Sunday 10th JuneAll Ireland Barton Shield vs Portsalon @ Rosapenna (SHL) Sunday 17th JuneUlster Cup (not posted)PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground every Thursday and selected other days by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.GOLF CLUB NOTES: ROSAPENNA was last modified: November 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgIRELAND goalkeeper Shay Given has sent his congratulations to Spain tonight after their 4-0 Euro 2012 Final win over Italy.The scoreline – the same as when Spain beat Ireland – shocked some pundits who thought the Italians had enough to cause an upset.The Italians thought their Man City Striker Mario Balotelli would be the man to win it for them. But it was his Man City teammate David Silva who opened the scoring for Spain.New Barcelona recruit Jordi Alba doubled the lead just before half-time with a blistering run and finish.As Italy were reduced to ten men through injury, Spain turned the screw – with a double from their Chelsea contingent.Sub Fernando Torres clinically finished from a through ball to make it 3-0 before setting up another sub, Chelsea team-mate Juan Mata,  to fire home from eight yards. Donegal man Shay said simply: “Congratulations to Spain. They are simply the best team on the planet.”The result meant Spain retained the title they won in 2008 – to add to their World Cup win of two years ago. SHAY GIVEN: ‘SPAIN THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD’ was last modified: July 1st, 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:SHAY GIVEN: ‘SPAIN THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD’last_img read more

Kings look to be road warriors

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It’s no secret what that style of play is. “You need to have consistent physical play,” Kings coach Andy Murray said. Norstrom agreed. “I’m not talking about going out there pushing people around,” Norstrom said. “But you want to go out there and be strong in trying to create the style you want to play. It’s so important to do that away from home.” The Kings did that in their four home wins, giving up a total of five goals by playing strong defense and controlling the puck. They’ve given up 15 goals over the first six games, and 10 were in losses to Dallas and Detroit. It’s their first road trip since opening night in Dallas, when they coughed up a four-goal lead in a disappointing loss to the Stars. “The road is always the key to a season,” Kings (4-2) captain Mattias Norstrom said. “You need to learn to win on the road, to go into another team’s building and establish your game. It’s sometimes easier to do that at home, to start strong and finish it. We need to show we can go into any building and establish our game, the kind of hockey we like to play and play it.” LOS ANGELES — It’s never too early in a season to talk about new challenges, and for the Kings the latest is establishing a competitive identity away from home. After winning four of their first five home games, they embark tonight on a two-game trip in two nights through Colorado and Dallas. center_img Otherwise, they’re giving up just over two goals per game. “If we give up two or less goals per game you should get points every night,” Murray said. “You may not always get two points, but you should get points.” Interestingly, Murray said playing better offense is just as important as playing good defense. “It’s not because you play (good) defense. It’s because you’re making better offensive decisions with the puck,” Murray said. – After sitting out Sunday’s and Monday’s practice with an injured groin, Luc Robitaille needed a strong showing at Tuesday’s workout to convince Murray he was fit enough to make the trip. “I’m ready to go,” Robitaille said as he prepared to board the Kings’ afternoon charter flight to Denver. “I feel good.” – The Kings were perfect on special teams Sunday against Columbus, scoring on their only two power plays and killing off both of the Blue Jackets’ penalty chances. “We’ll take that trend, for sure,” Murray said. — Vincent Bonsignore can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Women’s Golf Releases 2017 Fall Schedule

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University head women’s golf coach Rachael Pruett announced the Bulldogs’ 2017 fall schedule on Wednesday, which is highlighted by the Drake Bulldog Invitational, hosted at the Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk, Iowa. “This fall we have a great lineup of tournaments around the Midwest. Each event we will face good competition and have the opportunity to be competitive in the field,” said Pruett. “With everyone returning and adding another solid player, we’re positioned to see more improvement this season.” Drake closes out the fall season on Oct. 16-17 at the MVC Preview in Newton, Kan. The Bulldogs open their five-event slate at the UNO Invitational on Sept. 1-2 in Omaha, Neb. The Bulldogs will welcome Creighton, Loyola, Omaha, South Dakota, UNI and Western Illinois for the Drake Bulldog Invitational on Oct. 9-10 at the Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk, Iowa.center_img “We are proud to be hosting the Drake Bulldog Invitational at the Echo Valley Country Club,” said Pruett. “This provides a great opportunity for us to take advantage of playing on our home course and gives Bulldog supporters the chance to come out and see us compete.” Drake then travels to Springfield, Mo. for the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial on Sept. 11-12 before heading back to the Cardinal Classic for the second-straight year in Muncie, Ind. on Sept. 18-19.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more