View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Joe Devance wanted no part of any overtime periods this time out as he helped Ginebra to an 88-80 Game 1 win over Rain or Shine in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals duel Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 36-year-old forward triggered a telling 12-0 run in the middle of the payoff period that turned a close 70-69 Gin Kings lead to a decisive 82-69 advantage, capped off by a Sol Mercado trey with 4:49 to play.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Beau Belga led Rain or Shine with 17 points and five rebounds, while Ed Daquioag got 16 markers as both came off the bench.The scores:GINEBRA 88 — Tenorio 16, Devance 15, J. Aguilar 14, Thompson 14, Mercado 13, Ferrer 6, Mariano 6, Cruz 4, R. Aguilar 0, Caguioa 0.RAIN OR SHINE 80 — Belga 17, Daquioag 16, Ahanmisi 10, Ponferrada 9, Nambatac 8, Trollano 6, Washington 5, Norwood 4, Tiu 3, Maiquez 2, Almazan 0, Borboran 0.Quarters: 21-23, 44-43, 68-64, 88-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Alaska’s Abueva vows to get back at NLEX in Game 2 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ed Daquioag and Don Trollano tried to keep the Elasto Painters within striking distance, chopping the deficit down to six, 84-78, in the final 1:49, but Devance was there to clean up Japeth Aguilar’s miss, 86-78, with 1:22 remaining.LA Tenorio iced the victory from the charity stripe as he canned his freebies with 46.2 ticks left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Luckily, we had that stretch where we stretched in the lead in the fourth quarter and hung on,” said a relieved coach Tim Cone as Ginebra.Devance posted 15 points, four rebounds and five assists to lead his side in only his third game back from a foot injury. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tenorio unloaded 16 markers on a 4-of-9 shooting from downtown, to go with four boards and three assists, while Scottie Thompson flirted with a triple-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists.Japeth Aguilar also had 14 markers, nine boards, four dimes, and four blocks for the Gin Kings, who outlasted the Painters in triple overtime, 100-92 on Friday.For Cone, the tough Game 1 was a perfect example of how hard the games are in the playoffs.“It wasn’t a pretty game, but playoffs aren’t pretty. Let’s put our heads together and bang them, let’s see who can stand up, and that’s what we did tonight.”Game 2 is on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT
As they stood in the sun-splashed parking lot outside of St. Peter’s Claver Catholic Church in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County Saturday morning, John B. S. Davies, III, his brother Israel C. Davies and family reflected on the moment, their late father John B.S. Davies, II was with them. There, alongside, were government officials, including Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan, Senate Pro-Tempore Milton Gbehzohngar Findley, Montserrado County Rep. Bill Twehway, Grand Bassa Rep. Gabriel Smith, Gender Minister Madam Julia Duncan Cassell and Liberia Water &Sewer Managing Director Charles Allen, amongst others. Also sympathizing with the bereaved family were business executives including businessman turns politician Benoni Urey, Fomba Trawally, Sam Gibson, Kola Adeleke of Ecobank, Henry Saamoi of International Bank, Milton Weeks of the Liberia Bankers’ Association and of course, Dr. D. Edwood Dunn and Daily Observer publisher Kenneth Y. Best, all having emerged for the heartfelt funeral for Mr. John B. S. Davies, II, who succumbed to death on Saturday, May 3, 2014, aged 67. The late John B. S. Davies, II was former leader of LAMCO workers and former organist at the St. Peter’s Claver Catholic Church. “Most of us,” Senator Milton Findley said, “probably didn’t know him [John] because he was a very quiet man.” Paying his tribute on behalf of the Bassa legislative caucus, Sen. Findley recalled how the late John Davies, II raised his children to make positive contributions to the Liberian society. “Such a man, he said, is never recognized in our society and this is very wrong. I can say this for sure, about 80 percent of the people in this church didn’t know the late Mr. Davies, but know his children—and this is how this man positively impacted our country and communities.” He recalled how Mr. Davies’ children including John B. S. Davies, II, Israel Davies and others, are using their various places of work to make positive contributions to the development of Liberia. Earlier, Grand Bassa County Rep. Gabriel Smith acknowledged he has attended many funerals in Grand Bassa, “but this funeral is different. It is different because this man was able to adequately prepare his children while he was living, and for this I can cry on his funeral. He educated them [children] well and so they are men and women on their own,” Rep. Smith said. The deceased’s wife, Mrs. Esther Kear Davies, who wept endlessly, in her tribute, expressed the hope that her husband gave his life to God before his death.“Why, why…..my life is incomplete without you, John……” she said in tears. His son, John B.S. Davies, III reflected on some of the rigid trainings his late father meted against them. “If they bought raw palm nut and you chop some of that raw palm nut, you won’t eat soup because palm butter was my father’s favorite soup,” he said. John told his father to rest in peace even though he left too soon and abruptly.“You never showed us any sign, father, but we accept it. All we can say, RIP,” John Davies, III said. In his funeral message, the Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Claver, Rev. Fr. Hamilton Quayeson reminded the church that the world is a transitory place.“It is left with us to live well if we come on the world stage,” he said. Father Quayeson also reminded the church that what they do with their lives is what matters to God. “Let us reexamine our lives and repent so that we can properly serve our living God,” he decreed as he urged the church to stop complaining and begin to give thanks to God.“God,” the Catholic prelate said, “isn’t a magician and so we must focus on the spiritual dimension of our lives so that God will be able to give us our needs.” Father Quayeson told the bereaved family not to weep as their late father’s life is saved. “He was a man of God during his earthly stay and so he created for himself a place in God’s kingdom,” he added. Several other individuals, communities and institutions also paid tribute. They included, the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Liberia Bankers’ Association (LBA), the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Finance, the Trumpet of Praise Church, Lone Star Cell/MTN, the Central Bank of Liberia, the National Elections Commission and the New Georgia Gulf Community, amongst many others. The deceased leaves to mourn his wife, Mrs. Esther Kear Davies, 14 children including John B. S. Davies, III, president & CEO of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), Israel C. Davies Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roosevelt Davies, Alice Kear Zeyou, Miss Sylvia Davies, Miss Jocelyne S. Davies, Mr. S. Wilberforce Davies, Theresa Davies, Miss Augusta Davies, Elisha Kofa Davies, Mr. Mark K. Davies, Miss Jacqueline Juah Davies, S. Edward T. Davies and Grace W. Davies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Residents in one of the most badly-hit areas of Letterkenny have appealed to the county council to repair damage caused by the weekend’s floods.Parts of the road which was damaged in Glencar, Letetrkenny.The Glencar area of Letterkenny was submerged under huge amounts of water.The power of the water ripped up roads leaving them in bad condition since Friday’s torrential downpours. Local residents are appealing to the council to get roads sorted as large volumes of traffic use the roads on a daly basis.“The pictures tell the whole story. Parts of the road have been completely wrecked and they need to be repaired.“We are asking the council not to drag their heels in getting the roads fixed,” he said.FLOODING FALL-OUT: RESIDENTS APPEAL FOR REPAIRS TO ROADS was last modified: July 29th, 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:Donegal County CouncilFLOODINGglencarletterkenny
THE ladies of Gaoth Dobhair have returned home in a cavalcade this evening after celebrating their Junior A Championship crown.The west Donegal club defeated Noamh Conaill by 5-15 to 0-10 in the final this afternoon.It’s the club’s first ever Junior ladies title. Two goals from Rachael McGee and others from Aisling Cassidy, Aisling Gillespie and Caroline Sharkey saw them to victory.LADIES GFA: GAOTH DOBHAIR CROWNED JUNIOR A CHAMPS was last modified: August 25th, 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)
DES MOINES, Iowa – The 46th-ranked Drake men’s tennis team hosts Wichita State on Saturday at 12 p.m. for the Bulldogs’ final home match of the season and open Missouri Valley Conference action. Drake is looking to snap a three-match skid after falling to nationally ranked William & Mary, Texas Tech and Rice on March 26 and March 27. The Bulldogs have won their last 22 conference matches and haven’t dropped a league match since 2010. Drake has also had tremendous success at home this season, holding a 11-1 record in the friendly confines of the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.The Bulldogs have three players with 10 or more dual match singles wins, Vinny Gillespie, Calum MacGeoch and Lott. MacGoech leads the team with 15 followed by Gillespie and Lott with 12 and 10, respectively. The Shockers have lost three of their last four matches against Division I teams. Wichita State is lead by Tin Ostojic, who is ranked No. 100 in singles and is ranked 90th with Jocelyn Devilliers in doubles. Miroslav Herzan and Haru Inoue are also ranked in doubles, tabbed No. 54 with a 12-6 dual match record and a 3-2 mark against ranked opponents. The Bulldogs will honor their lone senior Ben Lott before the match. Following Saturday’s match, the Bulldogs travel to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the Nebraska Huskers on Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. Print Friendly Version
Live Audio As a team, the Bulldogs rank second in the nation in assists per game (22.2), third in assists (377), fourth in field goal percentage (49.7) and ninth in offensive scoring (83.2). Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) is second in assists per game at 8.2 while Wendell is 10th in scoring at 22.1 points. Live Video Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) was once again the catalyst for Drake, leading the team in scoring both games along with posting solid numbers across the board. Wendell’s outstanding weekend earned her MVC Player of the Week honors for the second-straight week on Monday. She has won the weekly award 12 times in her career and now ranks second all-time in MVC history behind legend Jackie Stiles of Missouri State (18). Story Links Drake Game Notes Drake (13-4, 6-0 MVC) collected a pair of dominant road wins over Bradley and Illinois State last weekend. In the two wins, the Bulldogs scored 180 points, made 70-of-134 (52.2 percent) field goals, including 24-of-43 three-pointers (55.8 percent), handed out 58 assists and nabbed 30 steals. All 10 available players played significant minutes and scored in each win. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center to host Loyola on Friday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the Missouri Valley Conference game being broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Live Stats Loyola (2-14, 1-4 MVC) is led by first-year head coach Kate Achter. Achter was previously assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Xavier for one season, and prior to arriving at Xavier was on the coaching staff at St. Bonaventure for five seasons. She was an All-American point guard for Bowling Green. Senior Katie Salmon, who is one of three returning players for the Ramblers, leads the team in scoring at 9.6 points. Seven newcomers fill out their roster. Drake (8) and Loyola (18) played the toughest non-conference schedules in the league. Following Friday’s game, Drake concludes its homestand on Sunday when it welcomes Indiana State for a 2 p.m. matinee. The game will broadcast on ESPN3 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Print Friendly Version
Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ So the Warriors were in no condition to dance their way back across the border in this first NBA Finals to be played outside the U.S. — in fact, DeMarcus Cousins posted an Instagram picture of him and Andre Iguodala being moved through the airport in wheelchairs.But they wouldn’t have been too excited even in peak condition. They’ve played in so many series during their run to five straight finals that they understand better than anyone how momentum works.“It swings so much. They’ve gone through it, too, when they were down 0-2 last series and won four straight games,” Iguodala said. “We won two games at home and went to Houston and lost two and everyone thought the world was ending, especially with our team. Certain things that we pick up along the way, that experience will help us with emotional swings from game to game in this series.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Golden State held on to win 109-104, tying the series that moves to Oracle Arena for Games 3 and 4. The Raptors lost the game and home-court advantage, but not any of their belief that they can win the series.“We fought back and we know that going towards Game 3 we’ve got to play a lot better, and it’s going to be even harder on the road,” Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said, “but we’re capable and we know what we bring to the table.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Warriors aren’t quite sure, at least as it relates to their health.They are hoping Kevin Durant is close to returning from a seven-game absence with a strained right calf, and that Klay Thompson can play after he limped off the court early in the fourth quarter Sunday. The Warriors said Thompson had an MRI exam Monday that indicated a mild left hamstring strain and that he would be listed as questionable for Game 3. They will be without Kevon Looney, who has been their best center in the postseason. He will be out indefinitely because of a non-displaced cartilage fracture on the right side of his ribcage that he sustained in Game 2. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard (2) is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Shaun Livingston (34), Stephen Curry (30), Quinn Cook (4) and Draymond Green (23) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.The Raptors know they have outplayed Golden State for perhaps 90 of the 96 minutes of the NBA Finals, and they almost overcame the one brutal stretch where they didn’t. Despite being blanked for nearly half the third quarter of Game 2, the Raptors were within two points in the final seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Chooks-to-Go, Coca-Cola tie up to help PH’s Olympic 3X3 bid Iguodala hit the clinching 3-pointer after the Raptors had clawed their way within two points by scoring 10 straight in the final minutes. It certainly seemed it would be easier for the Warriors after their 18-0 run to start the third quarter, an NBA Finals record to begin a half, had put them in control.Toronto stayed in it thanks to Kawhi Leonard, who finished with 34 points and 14 rebounds, and an assault on the backboards in which they outscored the Warriors 23-0 in second-chance points.It might take even more than that to get a game at Oracle Arena, where the two-time defending champions will play Wednesday for the first time in nearly three weeks. Golden State hasn’t played a home game since Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against Portland on May 16.“The only thing that matters is the four. Four wins,” Leonard said. “Once you get it, two wins, three wins, it does not matter. Just take one game at a time and just play through the adversity.”That’s what the Warriors did in Game 2, when they turned to all the tricks they’ve learned and pulled a rabbit out of their hats.Now they have to hope they won’t run out of rabbits.“Obviously, we have the star power, but when you bring guys off the bench, that goes a long way,” backup guard Quinn Cook said. “I don’t think they’ll get tired for the finals. There are two days between games. They’ll be back hungry on Wednesday, just like us. We just have to keep being better.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Liverpool sidelined France international defender Mamadou Sakho on Saturday pending the result of a doping investigation that could rule him out of the European Championship in June.France’s RMC radio reported that Sakho had failed a dope test following the use of a fat-burning drug as an aid to weight loss.Liverpool, playing relegation-threatened Newcastle United in the Premier League at Anfield later on Saturday, did not provide details of the substance but said they had received a formal communication from UEFA on Friday.A club statement said that UEFA was “investigating a possible anti-doping rule violation by Mamadou Sakho” and the player would respond to European soccer’s ruling body.”The player is currently not subject to any playing suspension,” Liverpool added.”However, the club, in consultation with the player, has decided that while this process is followed the player will not be available for selection for matches.”Liverpool are seventh in the Premier League, with four games remaining, but could qualify for the lucrative Champions League next season if they win the Europa League.The former European champions have reached the semi-finals of that second tier European competition after beating Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on aggregate in a stirring quarter-finals fightback last week.They are due to play Villarreal of Spain in the semi-final first leg on April 28 with the return at Anfield on May 5.Sakho grabbed the equaliser at 3-3 against Dortmund in the quarter-final second leg, which Liverpool won 4-3 in stoppage time, and scored against Everton in a 4-0 rout in the league on Wednesday.advertisementThe Liverpool Echo reported that Sakho, 26, had tested positive after the Europa League round of 16 game against Manchester United on March 17.Sakho’s Liverpool team mate Kolo Toure was banned for six months in 2011 while at Manchester City for a similar failed drugs test.A similar ban for Sakho would rule him out the European championship being held in France.
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Transfers Walcott: Rooney convinced me to join Everton Dejan Kalinic 11:27 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Everton Premier League The former Manchester United star played a big part in convincing the Arsenal forward to make the move to Everton Everton signing Theo Walcott revealed Wayne Rooney played a big role in his decision to make the move to Goodison Park.Walcott, 28, completed a move from Arsenal to Everton Wednesday in a deal reportedly worth £20 million.The attacker joins Rooney at the Premier League club and Walcott said his former England team-mate helped convince him to make the switch. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I had numerous chats with Wayne and that was one massive factor which really tempted me to come to Everton,” Walcott told evertontv.”He told me it was a great place to play football and a club that is on the up. Those are the reasons I came here. “This is a club with great history. The fans are brilliant, they are always passionate … and I used to find it very tough playing here.”You want to be part of something and Wayne feels Everton are really going to improve.”Happy to confirm I have today joined @everton #EFC pic.twitter.com/BSoTJgRXq2 — Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) January 17, 2018 Walcott scored 19 goals in all competitions for Arsenal last season, but he struggled for game time this campaign.The 47-time England international believes he can recapture his best form at Everton.”I was very proud of what I did last season – scoring 19 goals,” Walcott said.”I want to bring that [scoring form] to Everton Football Club. I want to be part of the attacking force that is here.”It always comes down to hard work and I think the manager here will get the best out of all the players.”I just want to play football and enjoy it again. I feel this move will make that happen.”Walcott could be back at Arsenal in just a couple of weeks, with the Gunners set to host his new club in early February.