Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? BACOLOD CITY—The latest in the long line of talents hailing from the country’s football hotbed, Barotac Nuevo, delivered a goal that could prove crucial to the Philippines’ hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the AFF Suzuki Cup.On a rainy Wednesday night at Panaad Stadium, Jovin Bedic came off the bench to rifle home the equalizer as the Azkals salvaged a 1-1 draw with Thailand to stay on track for a place in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bedic’s deflected effort in the 82nd minute cancelled out an earlier strike from Supachai Jaided as the Philippines remained level with Thailand with seven points in Group B. Another point against Indonesia in Jakarta on Sunday will be enough for the Philippines to reach the next round.The Azkals came into the match looking to end a 46-year winless spell against the Thais. And although they did not walk away with the maximum points, the battling performance was enough to impress coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.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 ChrissIn truth, the Azkals could have gotten more from the match had they been more clinical on goal as Phil Younghusband and Patrick Reichelt missed good chances in the first half.“First of all I think we played very well 90 minutes,” said Eriksson. “We were the better team out there. A draw is okay but we could have won the game. I think we did very well against a good team.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Eriksson believes this type of performance should put the Azkals in the semifinals.“If we play like this we should qualify for the semifinals,” said Eriksson. “I think this is a very good performance for us.”Meanwhile, team manager Dan Palami said the coaching staff would also be using the Suzuki Cup as a test for players who want to make the Asian Cup squad.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cignal hopes to bounce back vs Smart Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 View comments
Sacramento politicians did little in 2007, but still got a pay raise. Starting Tuesday, there’s a whole new list of things people can, and cannot, do in California, thanks to men and women elected to represent us in Sacramento. Too bad most of the 750 new laws Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed this year – of the 964 total that the Legislature passed – do little about the state’s real problems. In fact, 2007 will go down as one of Sacramento’s more unproductive years, marked more by the pols quarrelling among themselves than by making California a better place to live, work and visit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLawmakers might boast about the minimum-wage increase, which takes effect Tuesday, and the ban on handheld cell phones while driving, which goes into effect this summer. But those laws were actually passed during the 2006 legislative session; it just took a while for them to be implemented. Perhaps Senate and Assembly leaders were looking forward to a do-little year. So, what were state pols doing in 2007, besides figuring out how to spend the raises on their six-figure salaries and passing a budget that doesn’t pencil out? They were busy not solving the bigger issues in front of them, most notably health-care reform and political redistricting. Instead they were putting their political energies into self-serving projects such as placing a ballot measure to help them keep their jobs longer, and then forcing the presidential primary earlier to help them get the term-limit change initiative passed. But not to worry. They do have something to show for the whole legislative year: laws about sperm washing (SB 443, by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco), lifting a ban on kangaroo product imports (SB 880, by Sen. Ronald Calderon, D-Montebello) and, thankfully, making it illegal to force a person to to have a radio frequency identification device implanted in their body (SB 30, Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto). Your tax dollars at work. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Letterkenny – Rising to New Heights. Erin Coyle of Media Box tests the strength of former World and UK Strongman Dave Warner at the launch of European Strongman Finals Under 90kg which take place in Letterkenny on the weekend of 14-15 September. Also pictured are Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr. Dessie Larkin, President of Letterkenny Chamber John Watson, co-organiser Nigel Drein of Motiv8 Fitness. Photo by Steven CorcoranThe first European Strongman Finals Under 90kg will be held in Letterkenny Town Park on the weekend of 14-15 September. Up to 14 national winners from across Europe will descend on Letterkenny in a bid to lift the coveted title.The event is being jointly organised by former UK and World Strongman Dave Warner of Renegade Strongman in association with local fitness instructor, Nigel Drein of Motiv8 Fitness.Hailed as yet another ‘significant international event’ for the Cathedral Town by Mayor Dessie Larkin, it is set to attract up to 5,000 people over the weekend. Nigel Drein says Letterkenny is an ideal location for the event. “Our facilities are perfect for an event of this kind, coupled with a public appetite for a showcase event like this. It will be a great spectator and family event.“Anyone who remembers the great BBC broadcasts of the UK Strongman finals will get a sense of nostalgia attending the European Strongman Finals. We are delighted to be able to bring the event to Letterkenny and have just announced a range of sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. So we look forward to making it a success for everyone involved.”Mayor Dessie Larkin says, “I’d like to congratulate Dave and Nigel on bringing the European Strongman finals to Letterkenny. The profile and business opportunities from this event cannot be under-estimated at a time when we need to capitialise on every opportunity that comes our way. Letterkenny Town Council is supporting the event and combining it with a family fun day in the Town Park on Saturday 15 September.”Dave Warner who has been involved in Strongman events for 20 years outlines what people can expect from the European Finals. “We have eight competitor events with up to 14 finalists coming from across Europe. The heat finals will see competitors lift beer barrels, pull a 4×4 trailer and lift two huge axle wheels on a bar. These will be high-octane events with lots of pressure on competitors to deliver.” Organisers are now working with local businesses on a range of sponsorship opportunities from main sponsorship to event sponsorship and associate sponsorships starting at €200.For more information on the European Strongman Championships or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities contact Nigel Drein, Motiv8 Fitness on 087-9963406 or Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Media Box on 087-6237373.Log onto www.renegadestrongman.com or www.facebook.com/motiv8fitness DONEGAL TO HOST EUROPEAN STRONGMAN FINALS was last modified: July 17th, 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:DONEGAL TO HOST EUROPEAN STRONGMAN FINALS
THE new draws for the Intermediate, Junior Championship and U-21 Championship draws have been made tonight.It follows the scrapping of last Sunday’s draw by the County Board after Naomh Mhuire were drawn in the preliminary round for the second year running.The rules forbid a side being put into that round twice in a row. So here are the revised draws:Intermediate Championship:Preliminary RoundNaomh Cholmcille v Fanad Gaels Saint Naul’s v CarndonaghNaomh Columba v Naomh BridFirst RoundNaomh Mhuire v Colmcille’s/Fanad GaelsLifford v Saint Naul’s/Carndonagh Downings v Naomh Columba/Naomh BridAodh Rua v BuncranaJunior A ChampionshipPreliminary Round Na Rossa v Letterkenny GaelsMoville v ConvoyPettigo v BurtNoamh Phadraig Muff v UrrisFirst RoundRed Hughs v Moville/ConvoyMilford v Naomh UltanNa Rossa/LK Gaels v Robert EmmetsNaomh Padraig/Urris v Pettigo/BurtJunior B ChampionshipPreliminary RoundConvoy v UrrisArdara v Red HughsFirst RoundRobert Emmets v Naomh Padraig MuffNaomh Columba v Convoy/UrrisMilford v BurtSean MacCumhaills v LK GaelsNa Rossa v Ardara/Red HughsNaomh Conaill v St Eunan’sGlenswilly v MovilleGlenfin v Naomh Ultan* Milford were allowed to enter the Under-21s after a late entry.Here’s the new drawPreliminary RoundGaoth Dobhair v Letterkenny GaelsGlenswilly v KilcarFirst RoundNaomh Mhure v Glenswilly/KilcarNaomh Conaill v ArdaraConvoy v St Michael’sMalin v CloughaneelyGaoth Dobhair/LK Gaels v St Eunan’sSt John’s v DungloeSean MacCumhaills v BundoranMilford v Four MastersGAELIC GAMES: NEW INTERMEDIATE, JUNIOR AND UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS IN FULL was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: NEW INTERMEDIATEJUNIOR AND UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS IN FULL
KILLYBEGS footballer Seamus Coleman has urged his teammates to secure victory against Austria on Tuesday after a ‘good’ draw against Sweden on Friday night. Ahead the next game Seamus said: “It was a good point and a good performance. We can bring that on to Tuesday now.“It has set us up nicely for the game against Austria, but a point will mean nothing if we can’t finish it off on Tuesday night. “There is no better feeling than going into that game after a good performance and a good point, and if we can finish it off it will have been a good week.”Ireland produced a commendable performance in Stockholm and Coleman praised Millwall goalkeeper David Forde who made three superb saves.The Donegal man said: “He was brilliant. He came for corners and caught everything.“It was a massive save at the end. It would have been a kick in the teeth if that had gone in but I thought he had a great night. “I thought we kept them quiet and played when we had the chance.“We handled them well and maybe they weren’t expecting us to play like we did.“We have got some good ball-players and that showed – especially James McCarthy. He kept looking for the ball a lot and kept us ticking over.”On his recent performances, Coleman added: “I feel good and feel comfortable in my proper position.“I have always felt I am a right-back and I am getting a good run of games for club and country in that position. “The manager likes me to get forward. That is a big part of my game.“But sometimes you have got to think a point is a good result and there were times when stayed back and let the lads do it.“It was about being solid more than anything but if anyone was going to win it it looked like we could have.”SEAMUS COLEMAN: DRAW IN SWEDEN MEANS NOTHING IF WE CAN’T BEAT AUSTRIA was last modified: March 24th, 2013 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:SEAMUS COLEMAN: DRAW IN SWEDEN MEANS NOTHING IF WE CAN’T BEAT AUSTRIA
Inishowen Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has welcomed moves by Donegal County Council to address the ongoing odour problems arising from the treatment plant in the village of Burnfoot.Residents in a nearby housing development had complained of a strong smell coming from the plant which, at times, had caused children to feel ill.Cllr Murray said: “The problem arising from the plant in Burnfoot has become intolerable for nearby residents. As such, I moved an emergency motion in Donegal County Council asking for all possible solutions to be investigated. “I have since become aware that a possible permanent solution has been identified and significant progress has been made.“We have secured a number of package plants which are covered and do not release a smell. Such a plant can replace the current system in Burnfoot.“Significant work will have to be carried out, such as planning applications etc, but I am confident that this problem can be alleviated by the summer.“I want to particularly thank Pat Gillespie and his team for the work they have done as he left no stone unturned in searching for a solution to this problem.” COUNCIL WORKING TO ERADICATE VILLAGE SEWAGE STINK was last modified: December 12th, 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:BurnfootCOUNCIL WORKING TO ERADICATE VILLAGE SEWAGE STINK
The process of separating ballot papers from the local and European elections is underway at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.In Donegal County Council 83 candidates are chasing 37 seats, eight seats more than in 2009 following the closure of our town councils.It’s early days but representatives of all the political parties and independents are using the process to put together tallies. Matt Carthy of Sinn Fein is polling “extremely well” in every ballot box opened in Donegal so far.It will be tomorrow or early Monday before the make up of the next Lifford chamber is established – so don’t hold your breath.Independents are hoping to do well across Donegal’s five electoral districts. ELECTION 2014: BALLOTS BEING SORTED AT AURA – CARTHY POLLING WELL was last modified: May 24th, 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:Donegal County CouncilElection 2014:Matt Carthy
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Junior kicker Jose Velasquez was successful on all four of his extra point kicks. Azusa’s defense kept Workman’s passing game very quiet all night. Lobo quarterback Alex Silva was forced to keep most snaps after failing to find open receivers down field. Azusa evened its league record at 1-1. Workman remained winless this year with a league record of 0-3 and 0-6-1 overall mark. — Daniel Gutierrez DUARTE — In front of an energetic and enthusiastic homecoming game crowd Friday night, the Azusa High School Aztecs scored a convincing victory over the Workman High Lobos in Montview League action. The Aztecs trailed only through the first quarter. Soon after the second quarter began, quarterback Gabriel Ochoa took a 2-yard run into the end zone. From that point on, the Aztecs never looked back. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Azusa’s offense played efficiently through all four quarters en route to its second highest point total this year. Running back Domingo Lopez scored three touchdowns and Ochoa had two of his own. All of Azusa’s touchdowns came as a result of a well-executed running game. Effective blocking and good line movement also allowed Ochoa to convert a 2-point conversion early in the second.
The life and times of Henry McIlhenny, an American millionaire who owned Glenveagh Estate, will be explored once more in a TV documentary. Glenveagh lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the North West of County Donegal and is the second largest of Ireland’s six national parks.Like so many properties that now belong to the state, Glenveagh Castle was given to the nation by a generous benefactor, and a repeat showing of a documentary this Tuesday (12th September @10.35pm) on RTE One tells the story of Henry McIlhenny, the last private owner of the Glenveagh estate. Henry McIlhenny: Master of GlenveaghHenry McIlhenny’s grandfather left Donegal in 1843 aged 13 with his young, widowed mother. America offered emigrants the chance to make a completely new life and, in Henry’s grandfather’s case, to create huge wealth by inventing the gas meter.Less than 100 years after his widowed great-grandmother emigrated to America with four young children, Henry McIlhenny returned to the land of his forebears.Henry McIlhenny: Master of Glenveagh was shot in Glenveagh and Philadelphia and includes interviews with people who stayed at Glenveagh as Henry’s guests, including American photographer Richard Noble, and with two people who each worked for him for 30 years, his butler Paddy Gallagher and his agent Julian Burkitt. For anyone interested in social history, fine art, the logistics of keeping the castle and deer park running, gardens, interior design and even making a telephone call in the 1970s, this is a fascinating documentary, with stunning photography to match the grandeur and beauty of Glenveagh.The land which now comprises the National Park was originally consolidated into a single estate in the 19th Century by John George Adair, a wealthy land speculator from County Laois who became notorious for the eviction of 46 families from Derryveagh. Adair built a castle, modelled on Balmoral in Scotland, which was completed in 1873.In 1929 the estate was bought by another American, Arthur Kingsley Porter, a professor at Harvard who owned the estate for just four years before disappearing mysteriously and his widow sold the estate to a 27 year old American with Ulster Scots roots – Henry McIlhenny.Henry was in Donegal in September 1939 when Britain declared war on Germany. He returned immediately to the United States where he served with distinction. The documentary contains footage of a kamikaze attack on his ship, the USS Bunker Hill, in May 1945. After the horrors of war, Glenveagh offered peace and sanctuary. For the next 40 years, Henry spent every summer in Donegal.Around the castle he created gardens that are ranked as some of the finest in Europe, and inside he set about creating a style that was both appropriate and unique.He was known as a thoughtful and generous host and Glenveagh became renowned for its deer stalking, and amazing food. Many of the guests who visited Glenveagh reflected Henry’s passion for the arts and some of them liked Donegal so much, they moved there permanently. One such guest was the American photographer Richard Noble, who is interviewed in the documentary. Another was the artist Derek Hill with whom Henry had a friendly rivalry.In the 1970s, Henry entered into negotiations with the Irish government to sell most of his land, but Glenveagh’s isolation offered no protection against the Troubles. A combination of the Troubles, the expense of keeping the estate going and old age persuaded Henry to leave Glenveagh in 1983.He gave the castle and gardens to the nation, and stipulated that all the people that he had employed would keep their jobs. Glenveagh opened as a National Park in 1984. Henry died in 1986 – he never came back to Ireland.Philadelphia and Ireland have both benefited greatly from Henry’s generosity, which has ensured that many people can enjoy fabulous works of art, and some of the most spectacular landscapes and gardens in the world. Narrated by Bibi Baskin, the documentary was written, directed and produced by David Hare (Myrtle Allen: A Life in Food and Ballyfin: Portrait of an Irish Country House).Henry McIlhenny: Master of Glenveagh airs on RTE One, Tuesday 12th September at 10.35pm.Story of former millionaire owner of Glenveagh to air in RTE documentary was last modified: September 12th, 2017 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:documentaryGlenveaghhenry mcilhennyRTE
Scientists have just about hanged the possibility for life on Mars. At first, the acid measured by the Spirit and Opportunity rovers made the environment look inhospitable. “Now, we also appreciate the high salinity of the water when it left behind the minerals Opportunity found,” said Mark Knoll on a JPL press release. “This tightens the noose on the possibility of life.” Dreamers of Martian microbes can now only hope that the two environments studied by the Mars Exploration Rovers are not representative of the whole planet, or that the most ancient environments under the surface may have been less salty. “Life at the Martian surface would have been very challenging for the last 4 billion years,” said Knoll, a biologist at Harvard and member of the rover science team. The press release was followed by another at JPL that potentially habitable planets around other stars may be common, based on infrared measurements of dust disks by the Spitzer Space Telescope (see also National Geographic News). The “follow the water” policy NASA astrobiologists use to search the most promising habitats for life, however, needs to consider more than just the H2O present. “Not all water is fit to drink,” Knoll quipped. Chemical evolutionists know that salt, a necessary nutrient for advanced life, is very detrimental to the formation of membranes and nucleic acids prior to the first cell (04/15/2002, 11/23/2007). Living organisms can regulate salt by means of specialized channels in their membranes. Prebiotic structures would have borne the brunt of salt’s damaging effects. Life could not have started in salty water, most astrobiologists agree. This announcement was reported also by National Geographic News. The stories did not ask whether the early earth had salt, and whether this would have posed a challenge to chemical evolution on our planet.This is old news; they should have given up long ago. Reports from the first year of the rovers on Mars (12/03/2004) worried about the high acidity and salinity of the water. Mars is dead; face it. So we can rule out one body on the list. Since evolutionists expect creationists to prove a universal negative, they will have job security for a long time. (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0