Filipinos look to shock the world at ONE Bangkok card

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES 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 The fighters faced off at the rooftop of Banyan Tree Bangkok for the final time before their clash on Saturday.This will be the promotion’s final event for the year before taking a holiday and preparing for a loaded calendar in 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH delegation competing at the ONE: Warriors of the World in Bangkok. Photo by Randolph Leongson/INQUIRER.netBANGKOK — Four Filipinos are motivated to finish the year on a winning note as they gun for upsets at ONE: Warriors of the World Saturday at Impact Arena here.Team Lakay standout April Osenio (2-2) will make her much awaited comeback from a one-year layoff as she takes on debuting Chinese bet Xiong Jingnan in a flyweight showdown.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rome Trinidad is also aching to show that she’s more than just her good looks as she seeks to silence the home crowd and stun fan favorite Rika Ishige (2-1).Jimmy Yabo (5-5) is also upbeat on his chances to finally snap his three-match skid when he takes on undefeated Thai bet Sagetdao Petpayathai (2-0), while wushu master Rabin Catalan (4-3) is determined to show that experience is still worth more than youth when he takes on Kritsada Kongsrichai (5-1) of Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe Filipinos are part of an action packed 10-match card here in Bangkok which is headlined by Yoshitaka Naito defending his ONE Strawweight Championship against Alex Silva.Thai contender Shannon Wiratchai is also eyeing to delight his people when he takes on Rasul Yakhyaev figure in a ONE Lightweight Championship title eliminator. Perkins continues to impress as Phoenix beats NLEX in preseason Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

On Christmas Day, a well-deserved applause for the ‘other’ team in action

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense But they’re out there grinding—for the sake of fans who take time out to spend Christmas Day soaking in the country’s finest basketball brand and, in the case of media bureau staff members Flores and Hazel Ancheta, those who couldn’t make it.“We cut videos of games that are posted on Instagram,” said Ancheta.Talk among NBA old-timers is that Red Auerbach didn’t want the Boston Celtics playing on the 25th at home because it deprived arena workers of a chance to spend Christmas with their families.The PBA office employees have no choice. No matter what team gets assigned to play on Christmas, they show up and make sure operations run smoothly.“It’s fulfilling because you get to give something back to fans,” said Rouselle Ighot, the league’s in-venue and events officer who supervises activities for sponsors and fans.ADVERTISEMENT Ighot and operations assistant Neil Tibajares miss their old Christmas Day routine, but helping spread holiday cheer more than makes up for that.“You give up time with your family, but you get to make PBA fans happy,” said Tibajares.That’s what everyone in Team PBA focuses mostly on: How to help fans maximize their Christmas experience with the league.“There are a few people who will be sad that I have to work on Christmas Day but compare that to the thousands who become happy because they get to watch the PBA on Christmas Day,” said Ancheta. “If these people choose to spend their Christmas with the PBA, who am I to complain?”Flores added: “Every time I see families, friends together at Christmas time during games, I feel thankful. In our own small way, we get to bring them together, put smiles on their faces while watching a basketball game.”It’s this kind of thinking that makes it easy for Team PBA members to endure being away from family on Christmas Day. It is this attitude that helps them work tirelessly to make sure fans enjoy their Dec. 25.But at the core of that thinking, at the heart of that attitude lies something else.Imagine: After running around venues making sure fans get to maximize their day in the PBA, ensuring the media gets everything it needs for a seamless coverage, making sure action after breathless action gets posted on social media, Team PBA huddles back to their own dugout with no applause to usher them off the court.When the lights fade and the cheering is reduced to distant echoes in an empty coliseum, there are no long queues of adoring fans eager hungry for autographs and photo-ops.And yet, the happiness in their faces is unmistakable. Marcial, the indefatigable communications and external affairs director who is currently the league’s officer-in-charge, understands perfectly why. Today, the 25th means running social media sites and making sure they keep up with all the basketball action going on.Willie Marcial, meanwhile, remembers traveling to Batangas to spend time with his family and “sharing drinks with friends” on Christmas Day. Nowadays, he manages traffic inside the press room, tending to the needs of sports journalists. If the game calls for it, Marcial steps on the court to intervene when things go out of hand between teams.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 folkIn the Philippine Basketball Association, teams normally get booked for Christmas Day matches if: a. They are Barangay Ginebra, b. They are Barangay Ginebra’s designated foe, or c. They serve as the opening match in a doubleheader featuring Barangay Ginebra.But there is another team that works on Christmas Day, only its members never make the highlight reel. They do not walk to the court showered in thunderous applause. And neither are there names called out in booming fashion over the public address system. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 “For me, the PBA is no longer work. It’s our passion,” he said. “This is what we want. This is the PBA. What else is there to want?”As far as Team PBA’s dedication to their passion? Nothing else. —WITH A REPORT FROM RANDOLPH B. LEONGSONSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Premier Volleyball League spikes inaugural season with 3 conferences, 3 champions Before the PBA held Christmas Day games, Mich Flores spent the 25th of December with her family, serving in church. Her mother and twin sisters would join her as lectors while her father acts as lay minister.“Other ministers usually go to their provinces or spend time with family and relatives during Christmas time, so we’re the only ones left,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

NEBC Expansion project needs environmental assessment certificate to carry on

first_imgA pipeline project that would extend to just north of Wonowon from the existing terminal in Taylor will have to receive a positive environmental assessment to go ahead.Project Assessment Manager Ricardo Toledo signed off on paperwork on Monday, where he wrote that the project “may have a potential significant adverse environmental, economic, social, heritage or health effect,” and Pembina would need to take into account reducing and eliminating risks.As far as environmental concerns go, Parent company Pembina assures that their pipeline would eliminate the need for over 100 trucks on the road per day – and that the pipeline would not interfere with Caribou, or any provincially-protected wildlife habitats.- Advertisement -The purpose of the Project is to serve as transportation for the Montney formation, where some argue growing development and a lack of liquid transportation has created a strong demand for a pipeline.The proposed expansion consists of approximately 160 km of 323.9 mm diameter pipe, with a base capacity of up to 75 thousand barrels per day. The planned route from Taylor to Blair Creek bypasses Fort St. John north of the city.In the project proposal, Pembina says it is expected to create numerous jobs – approximately ‘200 person-years of construction-related employment and approximately 150 person-years of operating employment,’ over the projects life span.Advertisement The estimated capital cost of the NEBC expansion is about $210 million.last_img read more

Sunderland confirm Diakite exit

first_img Modibo Diakite French defender Modibo Diakite has left Sunderland.The Black Cats confirmed Diakite’s exit in a one-line statement on their official website.He was signed on a free transfer from Lazio last summer but fell out of favour with boss Gus Poyet, making only eight appearances for the club.The 27-year-old is reportedly lining up a return to Serie A, with Fiorentina favourites for his signature. 1last_img

Man City beaten by Lyon in CL opener

first_imgMaxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir fired Lyon into a 2-0 half-time lead and despite Bernardo Silva pulling a goal back, City slumped to their first defeat of the season.A decade into their stewardship, winning the Champions League for the first time may remain the holy grail for City’s Abu Dhabi owners.But it seems City’s fans still need to be convinced with plenty of empty seats dotted around the Etihad and the Champions League anthem again booed before kick-off.That flat atmosphere transferred into City’s first-half display as Guardiola could only sit and watch a performance riddled with uncharacteristic basic errors from the Premier League champions.Lyon have won just two of their opening five Ligue 1 matches of the season, but pounced on City’s sloppiness.Cornet thought he had opened the scoring when he rounded Ederson and slotted into an empty net only to be marginally flagged offside midway through the first half.Moments later there was no flag to rescue City from some calamitous defending.Fekir’s low cross should have been easily cut out by Fabian Delph at the back post. However, the England international swiped at fresh air and Cornet gratefully slotted into the far corner.Conceding at least sparked City into life and they also had the ball in the net only to be called back for offside when Raheem Sterling’s cross was converted by Ilkay Gundogan, before Gabriel Jesus had claims for a penalty waived away.Assistant manager Mikel Arteta took charge of Manchester City in place of the suspended Pep Guardiola© AFP Paul ELLISGuardiola’s ban meant he wasn’t even allowed into the dressing room at half-time, and Arteta’s team talk got an awfully lot tougher two minutes before the break when long-time Liverpool target Fekir drilled a shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner.Arteta surprisingly resisted the temptation to make changes at the break despite having a cavalry of Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez on the bench.Anthony Lopes made a smart stop low to his right to deny Jesus, but it wasn’t until Sane and Aguero were summoned before the hour mark that City started to threaten.By that point, it should have been too late as former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay hit the post with just Ederson to beat on another threatening Lyon counter-attack.Sane’s introduction moved Bernardo Silva into the central role where he has shone in recent weeks in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne and the two combined to get the hosts back into the game 23 minutes from time.The German got to the by-line and his cut-back was swept into the far corner by the Portuguese international.Sane scored on his first start of the season against Fulham on Saturday and seemed determined to ride to City’s rescue as a fleet-footed run set up a low effort from Aguero that Lopes did well to stop.Aguero and Sane fired off target when well-placed in stoppage time, but Lyon held out to leave City with plenty of work to do in Group F to progress.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Maxwel Cornet scored the opening goal for Lyon against Manchester City© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 19 – Pep Guardiola had to watch on in horror from the stands as Manchester City’s Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start in a 2-1 home defeat by Lyon on Wednesday.Guardiola was serving a touchline ban for being sent-off in last season’s quarter-final exit to Liverpool and the competition favourites failed to live up their billing.last_img read more

TWO ILLEGAL DUMP-SITES DISCOVERED ON OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY

first_imgThere was shock this week among resident of the Loughside Community with the discovery of two illegal dumping sites.The sites contained a wide range of waste including domestic household waste, construction rubble, carpets and lino, car parts and a washing machine.The Loughside Community Alert group was set up towards the end of 2013 in response to concerns in the local community about the rise of crime in the local area. The group now has almost 400 residents signed up from the townlands located between Letterkenny and Ramelton. A text alert system is in operation and the group recently launched their annual plan for 2014.Brian Sweeney, PRO with the Loughside Community said “We were extremely surprised at the amount of waste located in both sites.“We have been in contact with the Waste Department of the Donegal County Council who is working with a number of our Committee members to have both sites cleaned up and put measures in place to prevent this illegal dumping from continuing”.As part of the Area Clean up, Loughside residents will come out in force to gather rubbish on Saturday 24th May 2014. Residents will come together in groups at a number of meeting places throughout the Loughside area and spend a few hours tiding up and gathering rubbish in their respective townlands. The initiative will be supported by Donegal County Council who will provide a skip, gloves, bags high viz vests and rubbish pickers. After the cleanup, the Resident will meet in the Silver Tassie for tea and coffee, compliments of Ciaran and Rose Blaney. TWO ILLEGAL DUMP-SITES DISCOVERED ON OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: May 7th, 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:donegaldumpingillegalLOughsideRameltonlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN SCOOPS CASH ON LOTTO MONEY SPINNER GAME

first_imgMonica McDonagh from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal won €21,500, including a Smart TV, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at National Lottery offices in Dublin on Saturday 5 July 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Pauline McLaughlin, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Mac’s Book & Newsagents, Upper Main Street, Buncranna, Co. Donegal; Eileen Dolly, the winning player; Eunan McLaughlin, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Mac’s Book & Newsagents and Brendan McGrenra, The National Lottery.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyANOTHER Donegal lotto player has won cash.Monica McDonagh from Letterkenny won €21,500 on the National Lottery’s Money Spinner game.She is pictured here receiving her cheque from Money Spinner host Brian Ormond. Also in the picture are Pauline and Eunan McLaughlin of Mac’s Book & Newsagents, Buncrana, and Brendan McGrenra from The National Lottery. DONEGAL WOMAN SCOOPS CASH ON LOTTO MONEY SPINNER GAME was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:buncranadonegalletterkennylottoMOney Spinnerlast_img read more

JUST 125 EXTRA JOBS FOR NORTH WEST FROM IDA IN 2014 (AND THEY WON’T TELL US HOW MANY IN DONEGAL!)

first_imgFrank Ryan, Chairman – IDA Ireland, Minister Richard Bruton, Martin Shanahan, CEO – IDA IrelandTHE IDA has said 125 extra jobs were created in the North West last year – out of 15,200 new jobs created in the State in 2014.The organisation had boasted at a press conference this week about the increased job creation – with impressive new figures nationally.They also boasted that more than a third of the new jobs were outside Dublin and Cork. But less that one per cent were in Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim.And the IDA wouldn’t say how many were created in Donegal out of the 125 extra positions.In total 316 jobs were created last year but due to job losses the net gain was just 125.An IDA spokesman defended the non-release of county by county data. “We are not releasing that information as companies would then become identifiable,” he said. JUST 125 EXTRA JOBS FOR NORTH WEST FROM IDA IN 2014 (AND THEY WON’T TELL US HOW MANY IN DONEGAL!) was last modified: January 8th, 2015 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:donegalIDAjobsjosblast_img read more

Picture Special: A great appetite for ‘Donegal Table’

first_imgDonegal Chef Brian McDermott launched his highly anticipated new cookery book in his home area of Inishowen last night.More than 500 fans attended the launch of ‘Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table’ at the Redcastle Hotel and Spa to celebrate the work of one of the county’s best food ambassadors.Many familiar faces were present at the event, which included panel interviews, cookery demos and a fundraising draw in aid of the Victoria Thompson Scholarship. ‘Donegal Table’ is packed with delicious recipes for everyday cooking, using the best of Donegal’s culinary traditions. The book is out now in bookshops and online:See photos from the launch below, by Freya McClements:Note: The above link is an affiliate link Picture Special: A great appetite for ‘Donegal Table’ was last modified: March 8th, 2018 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:cookingDonegal Tablefoodpicture speciallast_img read more

The Sunday QPR quiz

first_imgTest your Rangers knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-45]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img