Swashbuckling PVL debut for Creamline

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline played like the all-star squad that it is, whipping hapless PetroGazz, 25-18, 25-16, 25-13, Sunday night to open its campaign on a smashing note in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Kuttika Kaewpin of Thailand, a returning import with a sledgehammer of an arm, delivered 17 points, while local superstar Alyssa Valdez added 14 for the Cool Smashers as their massive buildup in the off-season bore early fruit.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather planes in, will party in the islands Earlier, PayMaya bested Tacloban, 25-8, 33-31, 25-20, to also jumpstart its bid in the conference.Tess Rountree unloaded 22 points, while Shelby Sullivan added 15 for the High Flyers, who opened up with a spectacular first set only to see the Fighting Warays drag them to a marathon second frame.Grethcel Soltones was the best local for PayMaya with nine points, while Jasmine Nabor and Celine Domingo accounted for six apiece.Jovielyn Prado led the Fighting Warays with 12 points, but Tacloban was doomed by the paltry output of imports Amporn Hyapha and Sasiwimol Sangpan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Creamline also got nine points from new recruit Michelle Gumabao, who was making a seamless back-and-forth shift from her beauty queen duties to volleyball.“We really played well. It was a very good job by the team,” said Kaewpin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Cool Smashers, it seems, still have a lot more to give in their coming games with heavy hitters Risa Sato and Jem Galanza as well as star setter Jia Morado and popular libero Melissa Gohing yet to play their best.Still, that was enough to dominate the rookie Angels, who failed to get the expected numbers from imports Kadi Kullerkann and Anastacia Trach, who accounted for just 11 and five points, respectively. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

Golden State Warriors named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets FILE – In this Friday, June 8, 2018, file photo, the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, in Cleveland. The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the magazine announced Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year.The Warriors join the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer squad and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the other team honorees.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Sports Illustrated announced the winner Monday, and editor-in-chief Chris Stone said they have been thinking of some way to honor the Warriors during their run of three titles in four years. He also acknowledged that there were a couple years where Steph Curry has been in the conversation.“There is something transcendent about the team where the sum of their parts was apparent from the beginning,” Stone said. “What they have built into a dynasty is a function of empirical success. They’re really a generational team. I don’t know if, in my lifetime, there has been a team where the pieces have blended so beautifully together.”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 ChrissStone also said that the Warriors’ honor is more about the celebration of the organization doing something unique over an extended period while the other teams were honored for what they did in a certain year.Alexander Ovechkin, who led the Washington Capitals to their first Stanley Cup title, Tiger Woods and LeBron James also received consideration, but Stone said the Warriors felt like the favorite when they repeated as NBA champions. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “In the same way they play, they seem to speak in a single voice,” Stone said. “The unity of message with the Warriors is the same way we refer to LeBron and his answering some of the hard questions. They did it forcefully, but also civilly, in a way that helps advance conversations.”The Warriors will receive the award during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday that will air on NBCSN on Thursday.“This is an incredible honor and one that certainly signifies our Strength in Numbers philosophy as a team and organization,” Warriors President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Bob Myers said. “Our success is due to the contributions of every single player, coach and staff member in our organization; for Sports Illustrated to recognize this unique dynamic is truly special.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

President circling the wagons on powers

first_imgWASHINGTON – Ever since Republicans lost control of Congress, President George W. Bush has known a fight like this could come. The battle over the congressional inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors is not one of Bush’s choosing. But now that it has been thrust upon him, Bush is defiantly refusing to allow Karl Rove and other top aides to testify publicly in an inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors, and standing by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. In doing so, the president is sending a message to Democrats on Capitol Hill. He may be a lame duck and his poll numbers may be down, but he will protect those closest to him, defend his presidential powers and run his White House the way he sees fit in his remaining 22 months in office. “George W. Bush will rue the day if he lets Al Gonzales go,” said Ari Fleischer, Bush’s former press secretary, “because that will be the first scalp that the Democrats on the Hill will gather and collect, and then the door will then be opened to show that if you can put enough pressure on President Bush, anybody can go. This is a crucial first test.” Bush is also waging what he views as an even bigger war over presidential prerogatives. He has moved aggressively to expand presidential powers – asserting authority to eavesdrop on Americans without court warrants and try suspected terrorists before military tribunals. To avoid divulging the membership of Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force, the administration even went to the Supreme Court. One Republican friend of Bush’s, speaking on condition of anonymity to share the president’s sentiments, said the president is trying to “take back control,” adding, “he’s pretty angry.” Defiant president That was evident Tuesday evening in a hastily convened press conference. It was held in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, but there was little diplomacy about it. A defiant Bush made clear that he was not going to allow Democrats on Capitol Hill to spend the rest of his term “dragging White House members up there to score political points, or put the klieg lights on.” Republicans applauded. “I thought he was fired up,” Charlie Black, a Republican strategist who is close to the White House, said Wednesday. “I was glad to see it. I got a lot of comments from people who said, `It’s about time he put his foot down.”‘ Bush has offered to let Rove and three other officials, including Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel, be interviewed by lawmakers, but only in private, without transcripts, and not under oath – conditions that are not acceptable to Democrats. A House Judiciary subcommittee authorized subpoenas on Wednesday, bringing the confrontation one step closer to the courts. Bush says he’s willing to go to court. Fleischer says Bush is convinced that presidential powers have eroded since Watergate, and that it is his duty to restore them for his successors. “This is the White House that, under his leadership, didn’t give up the energy records and took a beating for it,” he said. “He’s willing to lose the politics of these things, because he does have a longer view of the powers of the presidency and what it takes to protect them.” Losing the politics And indeed, Bush did appear to be losing the politics on Wednesday, as his press secretary, Tony Snow, was hammered with questions about whether the administration was stonewalling by not allowing public testimony under oath. He said members of Congress could gain all the facts they needed in private interviews, but objected to anything resembling a trial. “What you’re trying to do is create a courtroom atmosphere,” an exasperated Snow finally exclaimed, “which is exactly what we’re trying. … ” He cut himself off before finishing the sentence. Bush cast the issue as a partisan battle, and on Wednesday, it seemed to turn it into one. Republicans, some of whom had been openly critical of Gonzales, lined up behind the president on the testimony issue. The president is all the more passionate about this particular fight because of the men at the center of it: Rove and Gonzales. Both have been part of the president’s inner circle since his days as the governor of Texas. When Bush recently had a rare dinner out, he went to Rove’s house, where the man who has been dubbed “Bush’s Brain” served game from a recent hunting trip. Gonzales, nicknamed Fredo by Bush, was plucked out of a Houston law firm to become Bush’s general counsel in Austin. Associates say Bush found especially appealing Gonzales’ up-by-the-bootstraps story as the son of Mexican immigrants who went to Harvard law school. When Bush promoted him from White House counsel to attorney general, it was widely assumed the president was grooming his friend for a seat on the Supreme Court. Bush’s own terms Even detractors of Gonzales say that if Bush does give the attorney general his walking papers, it will be on the president’s own terms. Anyone looking for evidence of that need only flip the calendar back to last November, when the president, after months of ignoring calls for Donald Rumsfeld to resign as secretary of defense, finally fired him – the day after Republicans lost control of Congress. Many Republicans are still furious that the president did not act sooner. “Clearly, some of the reluctance on the part of congressional Republicans to go to the mat for Gonzales is a consequence of having their fingers burned in the Rumsfeld debacle,” said Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida, chairman of the House Republican Conference. For now at least, Bush is sticking by his attorney general, even though he has publicly chided him for mismanaging the prosecutors’ dismissals. At 7:15 on Tuesday morning, the president called Gonzales. According to a Justice Department official briefed on the conversation, the president had a message: “Keep on fighting.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Chelsea’s summer spending is over, vows Mourinho

first_img1 Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea’ summer spending is over.The Blues have brought in Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Mario Pasalic and the returning Thibaut Courtois during the close season, while notable departures include David Luiz, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba.And although the Stamford Bridge club will continue to be linked with further buys, the manager insists he’s happy with the squad he has at his disposal.“My club did a fantastic job [this summer] and not just because of what we bought, a fantastic job because we did it almost in record time,” he said.“We knew the targets, the club attacked them and their clubs at a very early stage and we did exactly what we want.”But surely he would be tempted to spend again for the right player?“I don’t think so,” he added. “The market is open but we are happy with what we have. We feel our squad is what we want.“We don’t want a squad of only end-products, we also want to bring to the first team three, four or five under-21s and develop players. So we are happy with the balance we have.”Click here to read the full interview with Jose Mourinho from this week’s Sport magazine, where he discusses all things Chelsea, this season’s title race and his rivalry with Louis van Gaal. Jose Mourinho last_img read more

Liverpool leave it late to beat Southampton

first_imgHowever, Naby Keita’s first goal for the club brought the visitors level before Salah and Henderson’s strikes took Liverpool two points clear of Manchester City, who still have a game in hand.The league leaders also needed late goals to beat Fulham and Tottenham in their last two games, but they refuse to give up the chase of a City side eyeing history with a quadruple of trophies.Southampton started the evening just five points above the relegation zone at the other end of the table, but had won their past two games as part of a general upturn in form since Ralph Hasenhuttl took charge in December.And the hosts looked more like the side going for the title in the early stages as they went in front on nine minutes.-Long goalRyan Bertrand’s cross picked out the run of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg into the box and his flick-on looped over Andy Robertson for Long to control and score just his fourth goal in his last 50 Premier League appearances.That was also the Irishman’s 50th Premier League goal and he should have had 51 shortly after when he failed to connect with another dangerous Bertrand cross and Virgil van Dijk nearly turned the ball into his own net against his old club.Keita has failed to live up to expectations since his £53 million move from RB Leipzig last summer, but the Senegalese could hardly have picked a better moment to score his first goal for the club nine minutes before the break.Southampton were left angry that Salah was not flagged offside in the build-up, but the ball eventually fell for Trent Alexander-Arnold and his in-swinging cross was met too powerfully with his head by Keita for Gunn to keep out.Liverpool had far more control of the game after the break, but had to wait until 10 minutes from time for the crucial goal and it came on the counter-attack from a Southampton corner.Salah latched onto Henderson’s headed pass and ran from inside his own half before curling in his first goal in nine games from just outside the box.Henderson had been left on the bench from the start by Klopp, but the Liverpool captain made his presence felt as a substitute as he then burst into the box to finish off Roberto Firmino’s low cross to seal a vital three points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s men had to come from behind at St. Mary’s after Shane Long’s early opener.SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Apr 6 – Liverpool needed more late goals to move top of the Premier League once more as Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson struck in the final 10 minutes to earn a 3-1 victory at Southampton on Friday.Jurgen Klopp’s men had to come from behind at St. Mary’s after Shane Long’s early opener.last_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny-based Sweeney family has carried away the prestigious Donegal Business of the Year Award at the 2011 Enterprising Donegal Business Awards, hosted by Donegal County Enterprise Board, held in the Radisson SAS Hotel today.Their business, the Swilly Group, provides driver training, general training and transport consulting services throughout Ireland.Founded by Noel Sweeney in 1975, the company is now the biggest driving school outside Dublin and the third biggest in the country. The Business Development Award went to John McNamara of Letterkenny-based JB Interactive Mobile Marketing, while the Emerging Business Award went to Rose Blaney of Seascape Spa.The Business Achievement Award went to Sidney McDaid of Letterkenny Skip Hire & Recycling.  Highland Radio took the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Economy and this year’s Innovation Award went to Donal Doherty of Harry’s Bar & Restaurant in Bridgend. John Perry, TD Minster for Small Business, presented the awards during the black-tie dinner event which attracted a huge turnout from the county’s business community.“When you consider the quality of the other companies who were short listed for the awards, we were totally shocked when our name was called out for the overall award” said Brian Sweeney, Managing Director of Swilly Group. “I’m delighted for my parents Noel and Mary, who have worked hard for the past 36 years building the business. We have an excellent team of employees who give us 100% week in week out and we couldn’t have achieved this without their hard work and commitment. They are Paddy Maguire, James Greene, Noreen Toye, Michael McGill, Liam Casey, Don Ponsonby, Susan Wasson, Damian Kerin and Karen Boyle. We also have a large group of part time tutors and training partners who have worked extremely hard for the company and I want to acknowledge their contribution also.”Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, said“The Sweeney family richly deserve this award.  They have developed a small family business into one that is delivering services across the island.They combine excellent service delivery with an eye for marketing and promotional opportunities, and they devote significant resources to training themselves and their staff to constantly improve their capabilities.”Donegal County Enterprise Board is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union. The Swilly Group was founded by Noel Sweeney in Letterkenny in 1975.  Noel’s wife Mary joined him in the business in the early 90s and now his sons Brian, Stephen and Karl are also actively involved in the business, which employs 14 full-time staff and over 30 part-time and contract staff.The company has expanded across Ireland and Northern Ireland and offers driver training and consulting services for learner drivers, truck and bus drivers, fleet operators and driving instructors.The company’s training unit also delivers IT, health and safety and general business training. Swilly Group opened new offices in Tallaght and Finglas in Dublin in February this year and is about to open a further office in Belfast.Noel also generated a lot of coverage with his YouTube video recorded in December describing how to drive in snow.  The video received over 14,000 views in a few days, with viewers coming from as far afield as New Zealand. Organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, the Enterprising Donegal Business Awards are an annual event to acknowledge the contribution of local entrepreneurs to the economic and social fabric of the county.Previous winners of Business of the Year award have included Gartan Technologies, DS Environmental Services, Mantis Cranes and North West Aluminium.  Business Development Award winner John McNamara of JB Interactive Mobile Marketing will go on to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards in Dublin later this year.For further information about the Enterprising Donegal Business Week Awards 2011 contact Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email ccarroll@donegalenterprise.ie alternatively, you can visit the Donegal County Enterprise Board’s website at www.donegalenterprise.ieEnds.THE SWILLY GROUP SCOOP DONEGAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: April 4th, 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)Tags:donegalNoel SweeneySwilly Grouplast_img read more

Parents warned over ‘September Asthma Peak’

first_imgThe Asthma Society of Ireland is warning parents to take care this month due to a rise in hospital visits and admissions of children with asthma.September is one of the riskiest times of the year for people with asthma, especially children. And doctors are warning that the 3,506 children in Donegal with asthma face an increased risk of their condition causing problems at ‘Back to School’ time. Asthma Consultant, Dr Muhammed Tariq, said: “Every September I see a notable increase in the number of children admitted with respiratory conditions. In the past 24 hours, one third of the children admitted to my hospital were admitted with respiratory problems caused by viral infections at this time of the year, it is very common in September.“The September Asthma Peak is caused mainly by viral infections and is particularly dangerous for children with asthma who have slipped out of their asthma management routine over the summer months. These children are particularly at risk of their asthma leading to a hospital visit.”This year, the Asthma Society of Ireland is recommending that parents of children who have asthma to use its September Survival Guide to ensure their children do not end up in hospital.The September Survival Guide consists of the following steps to help keep your child safe this September:  If parents or teachers have any questions on managing your child’s asthma, they can now send them to the Asthma Society of Ireland on Facebook (@asthmasociety) and a respiratory nurse specialist will get back to you within three working days. If you would like to speak to a respiratory nurse, free call 1800 44 54 64 to make an over the phone appointment.Parents warned over ‘September Asthma Peak’ was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:asthmalast_img read more

QPR v Wigan Athletic line-ups: Rangers unchanged, Derby County loanee starts for Latics

first_imgQPR have named an unchanged line-up for the visit of Wigan Athletic.Boss Ian Holloway has resisted the temptation to tinker with the side that won so impressively at Birmingham City on Saturday.It means Darnell Furlong and Ryan Manning continue, with January signings Luke Freeman and Matt Smith starting again.The bench is also the same, with no place for Sean Goss or Ravel Morrison in the squad.Wigan Athletic make one change from the side that drew 0-0 with Preston, on-loan Derby County midfielder Jamie Hanson replacing Shaun MacDonald in midfield.Ryan Tunnicliffe, on loan from Fulham, is also in the Latics line-up, alongside ex-Whites man Dan Burn.QPR: Smithies; Furlong, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell; Wszolek, Hall, Manning, Freeman; Smith, Washington.Subs: Ingram, Perch, Luongo, Ngbakoto, LuaLua, Mackie, Sylla.Wigan: Gilks, Connolly, Warnock, Buxton, Burn; Hanson, Power, Morsy, Tunnicliffe; Grigg, BogleSubs: Roberts, Perkins, Obertan, Kellett, Laurent, Mandron, Weir.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kevin Durant’s return: A sports medicine specialist shares what to expect

first_imgTORONTO – After nearly a month full of mystery surrounding his progress and his eventual return, Kevin Durant finally experienced a moment of clarity on his injured right calf. Durant is expected to play when the Warriors face the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.Granted, Durant’s return elicits more questions. To what extent can Durant mirror his league-leading 34.2 points he averaged during the NBA playoffs before injuring his right calf in Game 5 of the Western …last_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green to sit out Monday against the Hawks

first_imgORLANDO — Warriors forward Draymond Green will not play in Monday’s game against the Hawks in Atlanta, coach Steve Kerr said after Sunday’s loss to the Orlando Magic.Green, who is still dealing with the lingering effects of a right heel injury that recently sidelined him for three games, is experiencing inflammation in the heel. When he went to the bench on Sunday, a trainer bundled his right ankle in a large wrap as a precautionary measure.Green is still on a minutes restriction and played …last_img read more