PH bet Michael Martinez puts on flawless show in Olympics short program

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines performs during the men’s short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Michael Christian Martinez had a flawless run in the short program round of the men’s single figure skating in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics Friday at Gangneung Ice Arena.Performing sixth in the first wave of skaters, the 21-year-old skated to the tune of “Emerald Tiger” by Vanessa-Mae.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Martinez scored 55.56 points from his performance, 26.04 from the technical elements and 29.52 from presentation without deductions, good for fifth place in the first group.Vincent Zhou of USA topped the competition after the first group with his 84.53 points.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 folkThe top 24 skaters in the short program will advance to the free skate round on Saturday.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Riding the wave Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Woman rescued after jumping off Harbour Bridge

first_imgA 38-year-old woman is undergoing psychiatric treatment after attempted to take her own life by jumping off the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).The woman being brought to shore by two passersbyRehanna Budhan of Lot 42 Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, was rescued by passersby who saw her plunge into the Demerara River around midday on Tuesday.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the mother of one was walking on the Demerara Harbour Bridge heading west when she suddenly climbed onto the rail and plunged into the water.One of the rescuers, Parsram Ramchand, related to this newspaper that he was driving over the Bridge from the West Bank when he observed the woman walking in the opposite direction on the right-hand side of the bridge.“When I reach closer, I see this woman climb up on the rail and jump over. I stop my vehicle and run out,” he said, recalling that he immediately took off his boots and pants, and jumped in the water to save the woman.“A next guy jump behind me and we rescue her and bring her up on the river bank,” Ramchand stated. The man noted that the woman was unconscious when they brought her out of the water and so they took her to the Police Outpost on the eastern side of the Bridge.This newspaper was told that the woman, who has a five-year-old child, claimed that she has a spiritual problem hence she wanted to take her life. The woman’s mother was summoned to the outpost and told the officers that this was the first time her adult daughter had done something like that.In October last year, a man was rescued by passersby after he too jumped off the Bridge in a bid to take his life. The Harbour Bridge has become a hotspot for suicidal jumps, with many of them being successful.The latest victim was a woman who jumped to her death back in January 2015. Her body was discovered several hours later in the vicinity of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Wharf.last_img read more

AfDB President Pledges Bank’s Commitment to African Development

first_imgThe African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, has assured participants, including African leaders, who attended the just-ended 49th annual meeting in Kigali, Rwanda that the AfDB remains committed to working in all African countries and sectors in ensuring that the needed development to transform the continent takes place.Making the commitment on May 22 and 23 to African leaders, Bank Governors, Finance Ministers, and representatives of other sectors from all African countries with reference to Rwanda, Dr. Kaberuka said, “We remain a committed friend in this quest for reconstruction and transformation of Rwanda, of this Region and Africa at large.”While the evidence of AfDB presence exists in many African countries including Liberia, Dr. Kaberuka pointed out that “We, ourselves, had opened up offices in Bangui (Central African Republic) and Juba (South Sudan) and were already at work to help these two countries overcome the many obstacles they face.   For now, we have had to close and evacuate our staff, but we remain fully committed once security is restored.”The 49th annual meeting of the African Development Bank was aimed at devising long-term strategies and finding out from Africans how these strategies can be achieved within 50 years for economic growth and human development in Africa.Agriculture, infrastructures, science & technology, human capital, health, gender equality, trade and economy, education, youth empowerment amongst others were catching sectors argued and debated during the five-day meeting in Kigali.As Africans brainstorm to seek solutions aimed at improving in these sectors to bring to reality the Africa they want in 50 years, there also remains concern about terrorist activities in Africa, with reference to Nigeria’s Boko Haram abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok.Regarding this impeding situation to development, Dr. Kaberuka said, “We all share a sense of revulsion at what is going on in that corner of northeastern Nigeria and the ramifications. Our hearts and minds go to the people, in the State of Borno, to that school in Chibok. To those innocent girls abducted as they prepared for their exams, and now in captivity for more than a month. I know I speak for you all to say to the captors, the kidnappers of those innocent girls and those who support them: None of the faiths known to humanity would condone that ghastly action. You are fighting a lost cause and you will not succeed.”The AfDB is a leading financial institution on the continent that finances development projects through loans and grants.  The presence of terrorist activities on the continent will affect not only the countries concerned, but will also affect the bank in directions of financial loss and failed projects.With this he noted, “As Africa’s leading development financial institution, we hold very dear the right for girls to go to school, alongside their brothers. It is at the heart of the demographic dividend.  We are at the disposal of the Nigerian Government as to what support we can provide. In that same vein, we vehemently condemn, the violence and terrorist groups bent on interrupting our economic takeoff, spreading mayhem in Nigeria, in Kenya, the Sahel and the Horn.”Meanwhile, the AfDB President used the occasion to inform the audience and continent that the bank would relocate its headquarters from Tunis, Tunisia to the original headquarters in Abidjan, La Côte d’Ivoire.He also informed participants that the next meeting for the bank will take place in Abidjan, and will he would step aside to give chance to another person.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spurs test for Liverpool, Watford eye Man Utd scalp

first_imgIndeed, the only goal the Reds have conceded so far this term came from a howler by £65-million ($84 million) goalkeeper Alisson Becker in trying to dribble his way out of trouble at Leicester.The installation of Joe Gomez alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-back, allied to the continued improvement of young full-backs Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold and the addition of Alisson, makes the current Liverpool defence far harder to breach than on their last visit to Wembley.Harry Kane ran riot back then in October last year, scoring twice and forcing Klopp to substitute Dejan Lovren after just 30 minutes as Spurs cruised to a 4-1 win.Kane will be keen to get back among the goals with lingering questions over his early-season form and fitness in a World Cup hangover since picking up the Golden Boot in Russia.And there will be even more responsiblity on Kane’s shoulders with captain Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli ruled out through injury.Defeat at Watford just before the international break punctured Spurs’ own push to be considered title contenders.But victory will take them level with Liverpool at the top of the table for at least a few hours before other front-runners Chelsea, Watford and Manchester City are in action later on Saturday.– More United woe at Watford? –Premier League surprise package Watford are eying another scalp against Manchester United on Saturday © AFP / OLLY GREENWOODWatford are the early surprise package of the season thanks to four straight wins to stand alongside pace-setters Liverpool and Chelsea.Hornets boss Javi Gracia has earned a reputation for big scalps, upending Barcelona and Real Madrid during his time in Spain with Malaga, and thrashing Chelsea 4-1 in his first match in charge at Vicarage Road to go with victory over Spurs two weeks ago.United got back on track with a comfortable win at Burnley before the international break to calm the storm surrounding Jose Mourinho’s future.But should Mourinho’s men suffer a third defeat in five league games, the chances of catching the likes of Liverpool and City would already look forlorn.– Pellegrini needs points –Manuel Pellegrini has lost all four of his Premier League games as West Ham manager © AFP / Ian KINGTONAt the other end of the table, West Ham remain the only side without a point after four games despite a huge transfer spend of nearly £100 million over the summer.Former Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini has not just been backed in the transfer market, but also with the patience of the Hammers hierarchy.However, the Chilean is now the favourite to be the first Premier League manager of the season to be sacked and his odds will only shorten if he fails to inspire a response away to Everton on Sunday.FixturesSaturdayTottenham v Liverpool (2:30pm), Bournemouth v Leicester, Chelsea v Cardiff, Huddersfield v Crystal Palace, Manchester City v Fulham, Newcastle v Arsenal (all 5pm), Watford v Manchester United (7:30pm)SundayWolves v Burnley (3:30pm), Everton v West Ham (6pm)MondaySouthampton v Brighton (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored twice as Liverpool were thrashed 4-1 on their last visit to Wembley © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – A perfect start from their opening four games has raised expectations over Liverpool’s title credentials, but Jurgen Klopp’s men face their first serious test of the Premier League campaign at Tottenham on Saturday.After dismissing West Ham 4-0 on the opening weekend of the season, Liverpool have had to show a more resilient approach in narrow victories over Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester, compared to the free-scoring side that romped to the Champions League final last season.last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 9th AugustCONGRATULATIONSFour of our club hurlers represented their families, club and County when they togged out for Ulster in an U16 interprovincial against Galway and a Connaught select side on Saturday past. Paul Tourish, Ben Doherty (Roe), Dylan Duffy and Fiachra MacLochlainn deserve great credit for this achievement. These young lads are fantastic role models for all our upcoming young playersBuncrana Cup 2015It’s full steam ahead for the Buncrana Cup this Saturday, 15th August, and Club Chair, Sean Clerkin, would like to thank those who volunteered their time over the last few weeks to get the pitch and grounds in good shape for this prestigious event. Four U16 County squads, including Donegal, will take part in the semi-finals to be held in Burt and Muff. All teams will descend on the Scarvey for the final and 3rd and 4th playoff. Further details will be posted on our website and our social media sites. Summer SessionsOn 15th August the Club will be holding a “Summer Session”. All members and especially parents/guardians are invited. There will be Music, Dancing and Food available. This is a perfect opportunity to meet and greet all our Parents and Members (Only €10 including food) (Strictly O18).Senior Hurling ChampionshipOur Senior Hurlers take on Burt on Saturday 15th August 2015 at 7.30 in Hibernia Park. All support welcome.Senior FootballWith Donegal’s unfortunate loss on Saturday it will be full steam ahead for club championship and league games. Keep an eye on club social media for further updates which will be posted as the club receives them.Junior A Ladies Championship Bun Cranncha 7 13 Naomh Muire 1 0Congratulations to our Ladies in the first leg of the Championship against Naomh Muire. The return leg takes place next Sunday, 16th August, at 11am in the Scarvey. All support welcome. Lots of sensible heads at next week’s Summer Sessions then! U21A Championship FootballU21 footballers play Aodh Ruadh at home on Tuesday, 11th August, at 7pm. All support welcome.U14 FootballBuncrana take on Malin in the Division 2 quarter finals this Friday, 14th August. No further details at present.U12 County FinalGood luck to Michael Junior and his U12 squad who take on St Eunan’s in O Donnell Park on Saturday 15th August at 11am.GAA Youth Forum 2015The National Youth Committee are holding the 2015 GAA youth forum on Saturday 24th October in Croke Park. The forum is open to male and female club members in two age groups (12-16 and 17-21). Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and learn more about player welfare and having a healthy lifestyle with a focus on proper diet and nutrition, as well best practice in terms of strength and conditioning. The application process has now opened Repairs/Maintenance WorksThe Club is always looking for help with ongoing repairs/maintenance works. If you have a skill that could be useful please volunteer your time if you can. Contact Sean on 0862388071. LottoThis week’s lotto stands at €5625. The Lotto numbers for last week were 8, 11, 15 and 16. As there was no winner of the weekly draw, Ann Callaghan and Sinead & Justin Crawford were the monthly winners of the £250 open draw and club members’ draw respectively. Congratulations! If you can spare a Saturday evening in August the finance committee are looking for volunteers to sell lottos for one hour around the pubs. Contact Colm on 0872211204. If you see any of our volunteers around the pubs, please support by buying a lotto.Summer CampOur Summer Camp will run from 10th-14th August for 5 and 6 year olds and 17th-21st August for 6+. The cost is €45 which includes a club jersey, shorts and socks. If you require any further information, please contact your manager or Aidan on 0862762671.Training Times – New and Old Players Always WelcomeFootballU14 Boys Tuesdays 7-8.30pm and Fridays 4.15-5.45pmU12 Boys Mondays 11am-1pm and Fridays 7.00pmU10 Boys Fridays 6.30pm and Tuesdays 11am-1pmU8 Boys Fridays 6.30pm and Mondays 7-8pmU6 Boys & Girls Fridays 6.30-7.30pmU8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30-11.30amU12, 14 & 16 Girls Mondays 7-8pmHurlingU8 & U10 Sundays 11-12noon and Mondays 11.30am-1pmU12 Tuesdays 7- 8.30pmU16 Wednesdays 6.30pmClub MerchandiseElizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of every month. She can be contacted on 086 0604075. GAA NEWS: IT’S FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR THE BUNCRANA CUP THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgGARDAI have issued a timely reminder in a bid to tackle crime in the county.In this special article for, Garda Sergeant Paul Wallace, the Divisional Crime Prevention Officer, offers simple but effective advice for citizens, especially with the summer approaching.What can you afford to lose this Summer? Remember thieves don’t take holidays!! By Garda Sgt Paul Wallace: You can afford to lose nothing!Ø Keep a sharp eye on strange vehicles in the vicinity of your home & elderly neighbours.Ø Restrict access onto your property; maintain your boundary fences, hedges and walls.Ø Install a monitored intruder alarm to your home and buildings that are vulnerable.Ø Shopping – Ask at neighbour to look over your property when you are out shopping, (you can also return the favour).Mark / Record your Property Ø Photograph machinery & equipment.Ø Keep a record of the serial numbers markings on equipment.Ø Use your unique code and registered number for example Garda/PSNI/IFA Scheme in the Northern Garda Region.Ø Use overt and covert marking i.e. Obvious and Hidden marking.Elderly:Ø Remember this time of year early summer is an opportune time for criminals to prey on older people by calling at their home offering to carry out work, i.e. painting, power washing, grass cutting. The advice is to employ somebody you know from your locality who will do the quality work at keen rates with no alternative motive.Ø Remember older people love to receive a visit, or telephone call it can be that simple.Ø Older people in isolated, rural mountainous areas are especially vulnerable at this time of year.Ø Get involved in the Good Morning Donegal Project. –  Daily telephone to older people or those living alone from various locations in Donegal.  Further Crime Prevention information –‘THIEVES DON’T TAKE HOLIDAYS’ – BY GARDA SERGEANT PAUL WALLACE was last modified: May 14th, 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:’THIEVES DON’T TAKE HOLIDAYS’ – BY GARDA SERGEANT PAUL WALLACElast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Rallies for Season-Opening Win at Nebraska, 83-77

first_img Watch Live PDF Box Score Preview Next Game: LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University women’s basketball team used a huge second quarter scoring run in an 83-77 comeback road win over Nebraska Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Story Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Nebraska outscored Drake, 21-15, in the third quarter and trailed by just three points going into the fourth quarter. The teams traded baskets in the final quarter and the Cornhuskers even led 67-65 after Sam Haiby made two free throws with just over five minutes left. However, Drake newcomer redshirt junior Monica Burich (Roseville, Minn.), a transfer from Colorado, made a layup and Dean hit a deep three-pointer to push the Bulldogs’ lead to 70-67. Nebraska would get to within one point at the 4:06 mark, but Dean hit another three-pointer and the Bulldogs made their free throws down the stretch as the Cornhuskers tried to extend the game. Five players scored double figures for Drake (1-0) led by junior Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who poured in a game-high 19 points. Senior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) added 15 points while redshirt senior Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) and redshirt junior Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) each scored 11 points off the bench. Rhine added 10 rebounds for her own double-double. HTML Box Score Wednesday was a back-and-forth battle between the teams, which both qualified for the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Last season at the Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Nebraska held on for an 89-84 win in double-overtime. The two teams delivered another great game to start 2018-19. at Western Illinois 11/10/2018 – 4:30 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Drake, which fell behind 14-0 to start the game and was behind 29-15 at the end of the first quarter, flipped the switch in the second quarter. Hittner scored eight straight points for the Bulldogs and Miller hit a three-pointer as part of 11-3 opening run. The fast start forced a timeout by Nebraska (0-1), which led by just five at 32-27 after it led by 14 after one quarter of play. Out of the timeout, the Bulldogs forced a turnover and then Bachrodt nailed a three-pointer. Overall, Drake used a 30-7 run in the second quarter, capped by another Bachrodt three-pointer, this one just seconds before the halftime buzzer. Bachrodt and Hittner each scored nine points in the quarter as Drake led 45-36 at halftime. Drake stays on the road as it will play at Western Illinois Saturday. Tipoff in Macomb, Ill. against the Leathernecks is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgMemories of the Past in St. Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre:Today Saturday 24th August from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Traditional Craft Workers will be in St. Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre, Glenties demonstrating their traditional crafts and skills. There will also be guided tours of the Museum. Partial wheelchair access. For more information (087)6542203.Irish Dance Classes: Irish Dance Classes will resume on Tuesday 3rd September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties Beginners and Junior Dancers are welcome at 4 p.m. Advance Class at 5 p.m.Wedding Bells:Congratulations and best wishes to Daniel Furey, son of Patsy and Bried Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties and his bride Jamie Lee Fox, Sligo who were married in Sligo Cathedral on Saturday 17th August 2013. The reception was held in The Diamond Coast Hotel, Eniscrone and the honeymoon is being spent in Las Vegas and Cancun.Bingo: Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 13/08/2013 were – € 50 winners – Sally McGuigan, Patrick McHugh, Nora Gallagher, Breidin Keeney, Rosaleen Gallagher, Nancy Dorrian, Kathleen McGlynn, Bernadette McDevitt, Mamie McGeehan, Fergus Roarty, Gazley, Mary Furey, and Eimear Doherty; € 100 Winners – Margaret Reilly, Rose Boyle, Emma Sweeney, Maura Gallagher, Kitty McGlynn, Amanda O’Connell, Mary Duffy, Charlie McLaughlin and Kay McGeehan; € 40 Winner – Mary Duffy; € 300 Winner – Winnie Long.Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre Society Limited, Glenties:St. St.Connell’s Museum Committee would like to thank all their subscribers for their generous donations to their recent Church Gate Collection which came to € 650. This will be a great help in enabling The Committee to carry on The Museum.Big Bingo:Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on the 10th September 2013 at 9 p.m. Doors will open from 7.30pm. Every line €100, every house €300. Jackpot €2000 paid out on the night. Snooker:Snooker room is available from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day.Anyone who would like to book the Community Centre ring 0872679321.Positions Available: Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. Scheme are recruiting new participants for their scheme which will commence on 26/09/2013. Any one interested should email or ring 087 9695053. Fás criteria apply.Glenties Community Centre:Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house € 100, if not won jackpot will be €7900 on 45 numbers or less on the 27/08/2013. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws.Donegal Leprosy Fund Church Gate Collection:The Donegal Leprosy Fund Church Gate Collection taken up on 3rd & 4th August amounted to € 530.85. Thank you to all who supported this cause.You can send YOUR community news to info@donegaldaily.comDD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: August 24th, 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:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

Webber shines again, Humboldt State football cruises to 48-3 win over Western State Colorado

first_imgThe main goal for the Humboldt State football team didn’t change from Burnaby, British Columbia, to Gunnison, Colorado.And if their head coach had some nerves going in, the Jacks didn’t take long to ease them significantly.Led by another big-time performance from senior quarterback Robert Webber, No. 17-ranked Humboldt State got up early and pulled away with plenty of time to spare for a 48-3 win over Western State Colorado on Saturday afternoon.HSU head coach Rob Smith wanted his team to …last_img read more

Santa Clara to end 49ers’ event management at Levi’s

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A long-festering feud between Santa Clara and the San Francisco 49ers has erupted, with the city now moving to terminate an agreement that allows the team to operate non-football entertainment events at Levi’s Stadium, such as the recent Rolling Stones concert.In a letter to Al Guido, president of the 49ers Stadium Management Company, the city says it wants to end the team’s management agreement effective Nov. 15, citing allegations of fraud and a failure to comply with state …last_img read more