SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey

first_imgThis photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows head coach Daniel Brodan (R) giving instructions to members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE The Philippines prevailed in a physical encounter with Singapore, 7-2, in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Tuesday night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Filipinos rose to 2-0 after a dominating debut on Monday where they blanked Indonesia, 12-0.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Philippines faces host Malaysia Wednesday night at 8 p.m., most likely with a depleted lineup after one of its players in Nico Cadiz got injured during the Singapore duel.Cadiz, according to team manager, Petronilo Tigaronita, dislocated his left shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Filipinos, who are tipped to win the gold in the maiden ice hockey event in the SEA Games, wrap up their stint against Thailand on Thursday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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#KicksStalker: Superstition? CJ Perez switches kicks in tale of 2 halves

first_imgNew Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud PLAY LIST 01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race00:50Trending 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 award LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Rajon Rondo returns to Lakers practice, LeBron James back next week CJ Perez’s much-anticipated PBA debut did not disappoint after he led Columbian Dyip to a stunning win over the perennial all-Filipino champions San Miguel Beermen in the 2019 Philippine Cup Friday  at Cuneta Astrodome.Perez, the top overall pick in last month’s draft, dazzled with 26 points, 24 of which came in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The former Lyceum star said he was nervous and overly excited at the same time to begin the game and that played a role to him getting off to rough start.Call it superstition but his spellbinding show in the second half may have been also due to the fact that he actually changed his sneakers during halftime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 25-year-old Perez wore Russell Westbrook’s Why Not Zer0.2 in the first half where he struggled with just two points and then, went with the Nike Kobe AD Exodus in the last two quarters, where he just took over.Columbian rookie CJ Perez wearing the Russell Westbrook Why Not Zer0.2 in the first half against San Miguel Beer. PBA IMAGES🎥 CJ Perez mag-isa, DINAKDAK na sa fastbreak!#PBALabanKungLaban pic.twitter.com/4h3X8OCG2K— PBA (@pbaconnect) January 18, 2019While Perez announced his arrival in the PBA, another guard in Kevin Alas of NLEX reintroduced himself also on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Alas appeared in his first game in 10 months after being sidelined with an ACL injury.The 27-year-old Alas returned in the PG 2.5 “Fresno State.” He played 29 minutes off the bench and contributed 12 points, four assists and one steal.NLEX guard Kevin Alas returns in the PG 2.5 “Fresno State” against Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine had a triumphant season debut after beating NLEX behind a total team effort. Among those who helped the Elasto Painters in the win was veteran big man Beau Belga, who hooped in the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” and backed it up with an all-around game.Belga had a near triple-double effort of nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 96-87 victory.Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga in the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” against NLEX. PBA IMAGESADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Bigger, not better

first_imgWith test scores declining and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s school-takeover plan quashed by the courts, the breakup question is more poignant than ever. Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, and state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, have already introduced breakup legislation in Sacramento. Meanwhile, the supposed “efficiency” of the LAUSD bureaucracy is having effects even more serious than the occasional lost paycheck. According to a California State University Center for Teacher Quality study, one in five public-school teachers in the state leaves the profession within five years. The most-often cited reason for their early retirements? Bureaucracy. Teachers are, as a rule, not in the business for money. They want to change lives, to inspire young minds, to make a difference. Yet new teachers’ optimism is all too often squelched by a public-education system that rewards mediocrity, punishes innovation, and treats educators like assembly-line workers rather than the creative, responsible professionals they are. This is the trend across the state, but we can only imagine how much worse it is in the LAUSD, the district that’s infamous for its stifling and bloated bureaucracy. Right now, the LAUSD is delivering neither efficiency nor creativity, let alone satisfactory results. That’s why voters must back reform candidates in May’s school board elections – and why the breakup option can’t be ruled out.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Suffice it to say, like most other LAUSD failures, this one won’t be cheap. That’s something to keep in mind next time the subject of breaking up the LAUSD arises. One of the main reasons for keeping the bureaucratic behemoth together, its defenders say, is economies of scale. If the LAUSD were split into several smaller districts, they warn, we would get great waste and redundancy – with multiple payroll offices, for example, doing identical work. Keeping everything consolidated, the LAUSD’s apologists insist, helps us to achieve much higher levels of efficiency. It’s a pretty funny line of argument. “LAUSD” and “efficiency” are two words that seldom go together without a good chuckle. But the payroll catastrophe ought to lay it to rest – unless you think a no-good, $95 million system and a pricey lawsuit make for an efficient use of scarce education funds. FOR thousands of teachers who have been shortchanged on their paychecks – or who haven’t received paychecks at all – the LAUSD’s ongoing accounting problems are a personal nightmare. For the rest of us, they’re a public revelation. Back in February, the Los Angeles Unified School District introduced a new, $95 million payroll system that has bungled paydays ever since, leaving teachers unable to pay their bills on time. Fed up, the union representing LAUSD teachers has filed a lawsuit demanding, among other things, interest on late payments. Taxpayers, of course, will end up paying for all of this – the disastrous computer system, the lawyers’ fees, and whatever extra compensation to which the affected teachers are entitled. last_img read more

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Manr United fans disagree with Van Gaal: ‘He’s the German Paul Scholes’

first_img1 Manchester united midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger Manchester United eased to a 3-1 victory over San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday morning as they continue their pre-season tour.Goals from Juan Mata, Memphis Depay and Andreas Pereira were enough to seal the win, but after the game Louis van Gaal wasn’t too happy.The Red Devils appeared to lack some cutting edge in the second period, which was perhaps understandable given the raft of changes the Dutchman made.But Van Gaal decided to admonish new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger for his part in the display, labelling him ‘bad’.Manchester United fans watch the game had a different perception, although there were one or two dissenters.See what supporters made of Schweinsteiger’s performance below…last_img

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Mom didn’t know of her sons’ abuse

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Oh, my God!” she gasped, her head falling to her chest as she burst into sobs. She indicated she had never been told. “I cannot speak to my sons about this,” she said. “We will never speak about this.” Percival said she had no idea her sons were being molested until the two older sons came to her in 2002 and revealed that they had retrieved repressed memories of their abuse. “I was shattered,” she said. “I was so full of guilt that this happened to my children. You’re supposed to protect children and I failed to do this.” She said she accepted the reassurance from her older son that the youngest, Jayson, was not a victim and did not ask for details. “I didn’t want to know,” she said. “Two of my children had just been abused. I wanted to hold on to the hope the third one was safe.” Later, she said, when newspapers reported that a young man had come forward with new allegations against Wempe, she did not connect it until an older son came to her with the news that it was Jayson. “It was the worst day of my life,” she said. On cross-examination by defense attorney Leonard Levine, Percival said she has little memory and no records of the dates when Jayson went with the priest on outings which she helped arrange. She said she kept a diary until 1989 and then stopped writing down events in her life. Wempe, 66, who once served at Paraclete High School in Lancaster and at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmdale, has admitted molesting Percival’s two older sons but denies the youngest man’s allegation, which is the only claim that could send him to prison. The statute of limitations for crimes committed against the older two has expired. Levine has suggested that Lee and his brother Mark urged Jayson, now 26, to falsely accuse Wempe of molesting him after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected prosecution of cases such as theirs because they were beyond the statute of limitations. Asked if she had conspired with her sons to make false allegations about Jayson, the witness said, “Absolutely not. Why would I do anything so vile?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A tearful mother testifying in the trial of a priest who allegedly molested her sons pleaded with attorneys Tuesday: “Please don’t tell me any more!” Margaret Percival, whose three sons say they were molested by their beloved parish priest, Michael Wempe, was overcome by emotion several times as questions from attorneys gave her details she said she did not know about the abuse of her sons. She dissolved in tears shortly after taking the stand Monday when the prosecutor asked if she knew that one son had turned to drugs including crystal meth. The court had to recess briefly while she sobbed. On Tuesday, Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks asked her if she knew that her youngest son had been orally copulated by the priest. last_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for Man United return after rapid recovery from injury

first_img Is Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for a return to Manchester United? Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set for a surprise return to Manchester United, with the Swedish star expected to sign a short-term deal with the Premier League club following a rapid recovery from knee surgery.Ibrahimovic suffered a serious knee injury in the Europa League in April which ruled him out for the rest of the season and seemingly brought around a premature end to his Red Devils career.The injury blow saw United opt out of the possibility of an extension, leading to their top scorer being released at the end of last season.The 35-year-old striker netted 28 goals in all competitions for United last season, in his debut campaign in English football.However, the popular frontman remained with the club, working his way back to fitness at their Carrington training centre.And now, according to The Sun, Zlatan could be offered a fresh deal by United after stunning medical staff by his quick recovery.Initial reports had claimed the striker was aiming towards a return in the New Year, but it has now been suggested he is well ahead of schedule and may be passed fit by October.It means the super Swede is set to be given a short-term deal until the end of the season, having been such a hit at Old Trafford last term – ending his debut Premier League season as their top scorer.Recent reports have claimed Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy are keen on signing the superstar, and a move to the USA certainly makes sense at this stage of his career.But Ibrahimovic, who has been working with his own physio together with United staff, is said to keen on continuing his career in Manchester. 1last_img read more

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BOOK ‘EM! DUNFANAGHY LIBRARY GETS HUGE READING DONATION

first_imgAoife Donohoe, with May Ward ,Chairperson of Dunfanaghy Family Recourse Centre. Bernie Sweeney, Administrator and Jean Mc Laughlin Project Co-ordinatorThe Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre in Donegal was announced as the first recipient of a new library to the value of €1,500 as part of the Bord Gáis Energy Donate a Library initiative. Developed to help promote books and reading in the community, Bord Gáis Energy’s Donate a Library programme invites voluntary, community and non-profit organisations to apply for one of three libraries each year through the Bord Gáis Energy Book Club www.bordgaisenergybookclub.ie.The scheme, which launched in April, is funded by Bord Gáis Energy and run in association with charity advocacy group The Wheel. It has proved very popular with over 150 nominations received from a variety of organisations throughout the country. Books and Reading Sponsorship Programme Manager at Bord Gáis Energy, Emma Walsh said, “We are delighted with the response to this initiative. We’ve had nominations from many different types of organisations from all over Ireland and it’s really encouraging to see how these groups value the positive influence books and reading can bring to their communities.”She continued, “Our chosen organisation – Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre – do so much great work in the community of Donegal, and it’s lovely to be able to help them through Donate a Library.”Jean McLaughlin, Project Co-ordinator of Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre said members are all so pleased to have been selected to receive this library.“We think it will have a positive impact on all our members who will really enjoy using it. We see this as just the start and we plan to build on and grow our library over the next few years.” Selecting the chosen organisation was no easy task for judges Emma Walsh, Gert Ackerman from The Wheel and TV3 presenter Sinead Desmond, but they unanimously agreed that Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre was a very worthy recipient.Ten additional organisations were also selected for special recognition and they will each receive a Bord Gáis Energy Book Club pack consisting of books, Book Club notebooks, pens, children’s art sets and a national book token to the value of €50 to help them start their own libraries.Nominations are open for the next library donation which will take place in January 2014. If you’re involved in or know of an organisation that you think would benefit from a new library visit brd.gs/Donatealibrary and let Bord Gáis Energy know why. BOOK ‘EM! DUNFANAGHY LIBRARY GETS HUGE READING DONATION was last modified: November 1st, 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:booksBord GaisdonationDunfanaghy Resource Centrelast_img read more

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Fancy winning your Christmas dinner (plus dessert)?

first_imgDP Foods, owned by Don Pearson, is one of Donegal’s biggest and best food suppliers.Supplying companies such as Mc Gettigan’s hotel chain, the Silver Tassie, Rosapenna Hotel, Arnold’s Hotel, An Grianan Hotel, as well as shops and butchers throughout the North West.The Pearson family have been producing the finest turkeys in Donegal for over 30 years, and in the lead up to Christmas Don is shifting his market to cater for the general public along side all his catering customers. A busy man, Don can accommodate for all catering needs; large and small, with a wide range of products and services available.He has a fantastic competition on where you can win your entire Christmas dinner (and trimmings) simply by liking and sharing a post on his Facebook page!It’s free to enter, so why not?You could win a 6kg turkey, 4 kg gammon, 3kg duck, 2kg breadcrumbs, a bag of Yorkshire pudding, 1 kg of sprouts, and 2 kg prawns. Not to forget about dessert, which is arguably everyone’s favourite part of dinner, Don is also throwing in a large cheesecake and a huge four liter tub of ice-cream!To enter simply click here and like and share his Facebook post.Good luck!Fancy winning your Christmas dinner (plus dessert)? was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

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Touching occasion as the late Paddy Harte takes his seat once more

first_imgThe late and great Paddy Harte has taken his seat once more, this time at his beloved Oakfield Park in Raphoe.For decades the Fine Gael politician represented the people of Donegal in Dail Eireann.In later life, he loved nothing more than walking through the gardens of the splendid estate developed by Gerry Robinson, his wife Heather and their family. He would often meet and chat with Gerry and Heather about their plans for the estate and everyday life.Ironically the couple never knew Mr Harte in his days as a politician but that didn’t stop the conversation!Last year Gerry got to thinking about his time spent with Paddy, their chats, how he missed them and an apt way of remembering his friend.Encouraged by his son Richard, Gerry thought a perfect way to leave a small legacy of Paddy’s time at the park would be something which could be used by walkers and what better than a bench. Made of deal wood and marked with a brass plaque, the seat was the focal point for the unveiling along with members of the Harte family yesterday.Among them was Paddy’s wife Rosaleen, brother Don, sister Margaret, as well as sons, daughters and grandchildren and friends.Gerry recalled his chats with Paddy and touched on what he thought was his proudest achievement in getting recognition.That was Paddy’s trojan efforts to have the forgotten soldiers who died in the First World War remembered and officially recognised.Paddy’s daughter Mary also spoke a few words about her late father who would have celebrated his 88th birthday Thursday. The extended Harte family pictured at Oakfield Park at the unveiling of a seat in memory of the Late Paddy Harte who would have celebrated his 88th birthday this Thursday.The seat was assembled by Gerry Robinson and was unveiled by Paddy Harte’s wife, Rosaleen. Photo By Brian McDaidMary said “It was a lovely day and a lovely gesture by Gerry, Heather and their family.“Daddy would have loved it as he loved to have the family together and probably would have an early birthday party.“It’s nice to think that the seat will be in Oakfield Park for people to remember Daddy by.”Touching occasion as the late Paddy Harte takes his seat once more was last modified: July 25th, 2018 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:donegalGerry RobinsonOakfield Parkpaddy hartelast_img read more

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