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Feuding PBA govs take time out to watch Clippers-76ers tiff

first_imgBlake Griffin of the LA Clippers grabs a loose ball in front of Dario Saric #9 and Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES—While there have been no meetings to speak of in what was supposed to be the PBA board of governors’ annual planning session here, team representatives will participate in one activity that has been their unifying factor all these years.On Monday (Tuesday morning in Manila), they will watch a National Basketball Association game pitting the Los Angeles Clippers against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center, marking possibly the only time in this trip that members of two disagreeing factions get to be seated beside each other since arriving in this Southern California city on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The board has been split into two groups of seven and five teams, with the bigger group opposing the retention of Narvasa and the other throwing its full support behind its embattled commissioner.Nothing has transpired in this trip, even after a last-ditch effort by both sides to resolve the impasse on Thursday fizzled out.“This is certainly bad for the PBA and we are sorry that the fans have to see this and read all about it,” one concerned board member said, requesting not to be identified.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Alaska arranged and sponsored the board’s NBA experience, with the Aces represented here by team manager Dickie Bachmann.Also here are San Miguel Beer’s Robert Non, Star’s Rene Pardo, Barangay Ginebra’s Alfrancis Chua, GlobalPort’s Erick Arejola, KIA’s Bobby Rosales, Blackwater’s Silliman Sy and Meralco’s Ryan Gregorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFormer chairs Pato Gregorio of TNT KaTropa and Mamerto Mondragon of Rain or Shine and Phoenix Petroleum’s Raymond Zorilla begged off from joining the trip at the last minute, with the status of incoming chair Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX still unknown.The wives and other members of the families of the governors as well as those coming from the Commissioner’s Office that came over will be treated to watching the popular “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”The five-day planning session has turned into a veritable vacation and sightseeing tour for the members of the league’s think tank, with the Dec. 17 opening penciled as early as two months ago in danger of being moved if the issue regarding commissioner Chito Narvasa’s tenure is not resolved. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set World, SEA Games aspirants dominate Subic duathlon Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

The County Meet

first_imgUnder one hutCome all tribesBlinded by a ball- just a ballOne round little objectChased by 22 little menIn a circusLooking for a goalThe oldma listens to a radio somewhere in kpataweeAnd hears a goal on the radio!She jumps like a leopard!Spreads her lappa, smiling like a full new moonAnd folds her hands, praying that the game ends there!What a County Meet!When the Counties meetMen act like boysJumping over fencesLike helicopter troopersNimba meets LofaBong meets BassaGrandGedeh meets SinoeLiberia Wins the medalHurry up County Meet!When are you coming back?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Up-nose-dad tale joke, guitarist says

first_imgIn the interview, Richards was quoted as saying: “The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared. … It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.” Richards’ father, Bert, died in 2002 at age 84. In a statement posted on the Rolling Stones Web site, Richards said: “The complete story is lost in the usual slanting! The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English oak. I took the lid off the box of ashes and he is now growing oak trees and would love me for it!!! I was trying to say how tight Bert and I were. That tight!!! I wouldn’t take cocaine at this point in my life unless I wished to commit suicide.” Off the cuff or up the nose? That was the question Wednesday after Keith Richards said he was joking when he described snorting his father’s ashes along with a hit of cocaine. “It was an off-the-cuff remark, a joke, and it is not true. File under April Fools’ joke,” Bernard Doherty, a Rolling Stones spokesman, said about Richards’ quote in NME magazine. But the NME interviewer said on magazine’s Web site that the remark was “no quip, but came about after much thinking” by the 63-year-old guitarist. “He didn’t offer the information; I had to ask him a couple of questions to get the information out of him,” said interviewer Mark Beaumont. “He didn’t come straight out with that.” 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

Reports – Man City defender close to Juventus move

first_img Matija Nastasic in action for Manchester City 1 Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is close to joining Juventus in January, according to reports in Italy.The centre-back has drifted down the pecking order at the Etihad, with Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala the preferred partners for club captain Vincent Kompany.And, on Tuesday morning, Italian newspaper La Stampa – owned by the Agnelli family which also controls Juventus – identified Nastasic as one of a number of central defenders the Old Lady are tracking.The 21-year-old former Fiorentina star has not featured for Manuel Pellegrini this season and the well-informed newspaper believes the Serb could be available for around £5m.Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the Premier League title winner but City are unlikely to sell a player to a rival.last_img read more

Pulled over? Skip the line; cops have heard it all

first_imgOnce, a speeding doctor told Balian he was responding to an emergency at the hospital. Dispatch called the hospital and found there was no such crisis. The doctor got a ticket. Sometimes drivers from other states use their out-of-town residency as excuses. After one Texan was stopped for blowing off a stop sign, he explained: “I’m from from Texas.” “People think that because they’re not from here, the laws are much different,” said Travis Irving, a spokesman for the Burbank Police Department. “I think everywhere in the United States, you have to stop at a stop sign. But that’s what keeps the job interesting.” That said, here are some tips from the cops about what to do when you’re nabbed: 1. Pull over to the right as soon as it’s safe. For whatever reason, some drivers pull over to the left-hand side of the road or cruise for several blocks before stopping, Irving said. 2. Turn down the radio and, by all means, hang up your cell phone. (Yes, some motorists have continued cell conversations while the increasingly perturbed officer tries to get their attention.) When drivers see the red lights in their rearview mirrors, their first reaction is usually, “Who, me?” The best thing to do then is lower the radio volume, because an officer might be giving you instructions over a loudspeaker to pull off the road, said Tom Marshall, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. 3. Stay in the car. As the officer approaches your car, Irving recommends turning the car off – versus hitting the gas and speeding away. Yes, some drivers bolt. Turning off the car lets the officer know you’re sticking around. 4. Keep your hands on the steering wheel. Although you might be inclined to dig around for your driver’s license, insurance card and registration, put your hands on the wheel where police can see them. That keeps officers in a comfort zone, Balian said. “We’re always trained to keep an eye on the hands,” he said. “Because hands are what will kill you.” 5. Stay cool. Don’t flunk the attitude test. Although some drivers quietly disagree with police over why they were stopped, others get red-faced and blow their stack. Not recommended. “Some say, `Don’t you have anything better to do today? Why don’t you catch some real criminals?” Marshall said. “But every once in a while they will say, `Yes, you got me.”‘ ` (818) 713-3683160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The way you handle yourself goes a long way, said Sgt. John Balian of the Glendale Police Department. “The first thing out of your mouth should not be, `Why the hell did you pull me over?”‘ he said. “That’s not a good way to start the contact. For me, if you have someone who’s cooperative and understands and says they won’t do it again, you let them go with a warning.” So what are some of those excuses – which, by the way, really didn’t help some motorists last year in Los Angeles County, where 1.79 million tickets were handed out. One common reason women give is related to “that time of the month.” No joke, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Other reasons include being late for work, school, airline flights and even funerals. Some say they didn’t realize they were speeding because their cars drive so smoothly. Your lead foot might get you pulled over by the police, but don’t let your big mouth make it worse. That’s the advice from traffic cops who have heard every excuse – from PMS to “I’m from Texas.” Most motorists clocked zooming down a city street 20 mph above the speed limit will get stopped, but not all will be ticketed. You hold more power than you think, because it’s largely up to the officer’s discretion whether to write you up or let you go with a warning. last_img

Montpellier v Nimes suspended for 30 minutes as riot police move in

first_img huge blow 5 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 5 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF no dice 5 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE silverware REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 5 Most popular football newscenter_img REVEALED 5 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The Montpellier ‘ultras’ were very animated during the 3-0 win against local rivals Nimes RANKED Flares were lit by fans, who have a hostile rivalry, inside the Stade de la Mosson A barrier collapsed during the first half as fans celebrated a goal, but there were no serious injuries Montpellier’s 3-0 win against local rivals Nimes was interrupted by crowd trouble as riot police were called in to calm things down.Play was suspended for 30 minutes shortly after Gaëtan Laborde scored the club’s third goal, with the players being forced off the pitch.It was the first meeting of the teams since April 2009, when Nimes won 2-1 with both sides in the second tier. However, the last meeting between the two clubs in Ligue 1 was Montpellier’s 1-0 victory in March 1993. Back then Michel Der Zakarian scored the winner and he is now the club’s coach.Several Montpellier players went over to their angry fans to try and calm them down and when the players returned to the pitch, the stadium announcer pleaded with home fans not to cause any more trouble or risk being stripped of the three points by the Ligue 1’s’s disciplinary committee. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The police moved in towards the fans to try and keep order and prevent anyone from entering the pitch Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Trouble had been brewing and after the team scored the third goal, riot police came over the confront the home supporters last_img read more


first_imgFrank with fellow teachers and pupils at Stramore National School. Pics by Geraldine Diver.He had just played one of the biggest games of his GAA career.But like many of the other Donegal players, Frank McGlynn was back earning a crust this morning.No sleep-in or massage down the local spa! Frank, a teacher at Stramore National School, was back in the corridors rubbing shoulders with his pupils.And that’s why Frank and his fellow GAA stars are held in such high esteem by everyone in Donegal.  WHY FRANK DOESN’T NEED A LESSON IN BEING A HUMBLE GAA STAR! was last modified: September 1st, 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:donegalFrank McGlynnGAAStramore National Schoollast_img read more


first_imgIf you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise, is the old children’s rhyme, and what a surprise the children, parents and guardians got in Portnoo on Bank Holiday Monday, when Minnie & Mickey Mouse emerged from Bonnyglen Wood.They couldn’t believe their eyes when the famous Disney characters skipped out hand in hand and joined them for part of the walk. Approximately one hundred hardy souls had previously set from the Dolmen Centre on a 5k fundraiser for Breast Cancer research, organised by the local Sharpe family from Loughfad.The event, now in its’ third year is well established as a “must go” annual event for the local community.Minnie & Mickey joined the walk, from the wood to “Mamie’s” thatched cottage, the home the Sharpe family, where they posed for photos.The walk then continued back to the Dolmen Centre where the organisers provided an array of ‘pink’ food treats for all the participants. The Irish Cancer Society representative, Ena Barrett, outlined to the all present the importance of events such as the pink parade in the fight against cancer.She thanked all involved for a wonderful event and looked forward to next year’s parade.Pauline (Sharpe) McGroary told Donegal Daily, “We wanted a surprise for the children, and a friend of friend knew Minnie & Mickey and they kindly obliged.“Only two people knew about it, I didn’t even tell my mother!”PICTURE SPECIAL: MINNIE & MICKEY MOUSE APPEAR FOR PORTNOO PINK WALK FOR CANCER was last modified: October 29th, 2014 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:5kcancercharityFeaturesfundraisernewspicture specialPink WalkPortnoolast_img read more

Targeting peak performance on Local Enterprise Week – Picture Special

first_imgSmall and medium enterprises in Donegal have been called upon to turn their passion into action and ‘Dare to be amazing.’The call was made by Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, at the end of Local Enterprise Week 2019, who said that the backbone of the economy of the county is small and micro enterprises – but they don’t get the importance they deserve.“I’d say to our businesses – you need to have more confidence in yourselves – you need to tell your story, because if you don’t, how will people know?” The theme for the week was ‘Peak Performance’ and the Head of Enterprise urged Donegal businesses to be ambitious.“Know what you want to achieve and then match that with the ambition. If you are going to have peak performance, then you need to have the ambition to perform at that level.At the end of the day, you have to have some sort of goal – but you shouldn’t set those goals too low and make them easy to achieve. Be ambitious, aim high,” Mr. Tunney said.Tommy Bowe, Adrian Logan, Anna Gearey and Michael Murphy stop for a selfie ahead of the ‘Peak Performance – Lessons for Business in Sport’ event in the Villa Rose, Hotel, Ballybofey during Local Enterprise Week.Joe and Brenda O’Hora of Benny & Co and Joe Doherty of Simply Inish pictured with Michael Tunney Head of Enterprise and Eve Anne McCarron and Maggie Campbell at the ‘receipe for Success – Starting a Food Business’ event during Local Enterprise Week.His comments came as another busy Local Enterprise Week came to an end with 25 events at locations right across the county, thanks to support from other agencies and partners. The Local Enterprise organised events included a number of high-profile speakers, but many local businesses also featured on the podium over the course of the week to share their stories.Seamus McMenamin of McMenamin Enginnering, Larissa Feeney of Accountant Online and David Gildea of Cloud Ranger pictured on stage with Anton Savage at the launch of Local Enterprise Week.Participants in the ‘The Ingredients for your food story using video’ event at Castlegrove House, one of the many events across the county as part of Local Enterprise Week.Pictured at the Digital Marketing Expo in Rockhill House during Local Enterprise Week were Greg Fry, Anna Good, Richard Finney, Marie Shields, Andrew Clarke, Emmett Rushe and Grace Korbel from the Local Enterprise Office.“It was great as always, to have some excellent speakers come in to give brilliant advice, information and inspiration over the course of the week, but one of the highlights of the week certainly was the fact that we were able to include so many local businesses who could share success stories that hopefully will inspire other businesses to follow in their footsteps,” the Head of Enterprise said.Those stories this year ranged from the opening event and continued right through the week until the final event, the launch of ‘Donegal – We Create’ charting the stories of 8 creative businesses in the county.Businesses featured in ‘Donegal – We Create’ get their first look at the finished at the final event of Local Enterprise Week. Included with Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely, Head of Enterprise Michael Tunney, Assistant Head of Enterprise, Brenda Hegarty and Liam Porter who wrote the stories are- Paul McMahon, The Rusted Pixel, Sharon McDaid, Silver Birch Gallery, Lynn Costello Erskine, The Pear in Paper, Caitlín NicGabhann of Caitlí, Thomas McLaughlin, Tádaiás, Karen O’Kane, Koko Designs, Elaine, Lyndsey and Zara McGonigle of McGonigle GlassThomas McLaughlin, Caitlín NicGabhann, Karen O’Kane and Lynn Costello Erskine pictured in conversation with host Marie Louise Muir at the launch of ‘Donegal – We Create’ in Rockhill House, Letterkenny, the final event of Local Enterprise Week 2019.Local businesses also featured in many of the partner events and the Head of Enterprise paid tribute to all those who had made last week’s series of events a huge success.“It was great to have such co-operation from other agencies and partners in the county and I’d like to thank them, all our speakers and all our venue hosts for their contribution towards a great week for Donegal businesses. I’d also urge the businesses who attended and indeed those thinking of starting a business, to continue to engage with the Local Enterprise Office and we will do everything possible to help them,” he concluded.Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely in conversation with Tony Forrester of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Eve Anne McCarron from the Local Enterprise Office at the launch of Local Enterprise WeekVisitors to Inishowen Engineering enjoying a tour as part of the ‘Up close and personal’ event organised as part of Local Enterprise Week.Visitors to Inishowen Engineering pictured before their visit to the work floor. The visit was one of two ‘Up close and personal’ events with engineering firms in the county organised as part of Local Enterprise Week.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to or phone 0749160735.Targeting peak performance on Local Enterprise Week – Picture Special was last modified: March 12th, 2019 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:Businessdonegal leoeventsLocal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more

Boost for Chelsea as they prepare to face Benfica

first_imgChelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic appears to be winning his battle to be fit for the Champions League clash with Benfica.Ivanovic faces a fitness test ahead of the quarter-final first leg in Lisbon but trained with the rest of the Blues squad on Monday evening and seems to be making good progress.He picked up a thigh problem during last week’s defeat at Manchester City and was forced to sit out the draw with Tottenham on SaturdayThe defender’s extra-time goal against Napoli in the previous round took Chelsea into the last eight.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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