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No rest for weary as grind continues for San Miguel, Magnolia during Holy Week

first_imgLATEST STORIES It may be the Holy Week, but there’s no time for any kind of breather for championship protagonists San Miguel and Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare clinches QF spot, downs Wangs-Letran “Maybe we need to go to processions and give back to God the blessings that we’re getting. We know that Good Friday is the right time for our players to reflect.”Victolero, meanwhile, has given Magnolia a two-day respite after its 77-92 Game 2 defeat last Sunday before resuming the team’s daily practices on Wednesday.“It’s too close to Game 3, so we have no choice but to practice on Good Friday,” he said.Victolero emphasized the importance of this week-long break in helping the Hotshots get their bearings back after a gruelling three weeks since the quarterfinals.“I think for the last three weeks, we’ve been playing every other day. So it’s good that the players will be able to rest and forget about basketball for a bit,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Beermen coach Leo Austria and Hotshots mentor Chito Victolero agreed that they could not afford to slow down with the stakes this high in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.That’s why the grind continues for both teams even when everyone is taking their Holy Week break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAustria has given San Miguel the Monday off before calling the team back on Tuesday. The amiable mentor, though, hasn’t ruled out the possibility of another break, which would probably come on Good Friday, depending on the squad’s showing in practice.“If we’ll work hard in the next two days after our break, I might give them another break, probably Friday,” he said, emphasizing on his players’ need to fulfill their spiritual obligations. Austria, however, is approaching this break with caution as the memories of the Beermen’s 105-103 Game 1 defeat to the Hotshots still firmly on his mind.“We came from five day’s rest, but it felt like we rested too long and that’s why we fell flat in that fourth quarter,” he said. “We learned our lessons from that game. Deep inside, you can see that my team is very serious to the point that they will fight anyone on the court.”The best-of-seven Finals series is tied at one game apiece, and San Miguel and Magnolia return to action on Sunday for Game 3 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Semis continue today

first_imgExxonMobil/Petra Under-14 leagueAn extra day of football action has been added to the ExxonMobil/Petra Under-14 football league, giving patrons and students an extended schedule to feed their appetites.The semi-final action will go down at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue, this afternoon. In the first match-up, the young ladies of East Ruimveldt Secondary and South Ruimveldt Secondary will face off to book their spot in the final. While East Ruimveldt has had their share of ups and downs in the tournament, they will look to upset the seemingly strong South Ruimveldt team. South, on the other hand, have had massive victories in the competition and are striving to meet Charlestown in the final of the competition.In the second match-up, which is slated for 16:00h, one hour after the first, the males hailing from Buxton Youth Developers will meet Chase’s Academic Foundation in the clash of the tournament. The two teams which are considered the best of the best in the tournament are both coming off of enormous victories in their round-robin segment and quarter-finals. And as such, the excitement for this semi-final should mirror the exhilaration that World Cup fans felt during the Brazil v Belgium match-up.Last Saturday, the first two semi-finals were hosted at the same venue. In the girls’ category, Charlestown held out in a goalless game against New Campbellville Secondary to go through to the finals on penalties. Later on, North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary played a great hand of defence tactics to restrict St John’s College’s goal scoring. The 1-0 game meant that North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary will now wait to see whether they will meet Chase Academy or Buxton Youth Developers in the final on Saturday, June 21.Owing to the Guyana Football Federation hosting its camps for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Boys U-14 Challenge Trophy and the CONCACAF Girls U-15 Championship selection, many of the players in the ExxonMobil/Petra tournament were restricted from leaving the camp, which was housed at the Leonora Track and Field Centre from July 8 to 16. Today’s action will kick off at 15:00h.last_img read more

Bush should be praising Pelosi’s foreign initiative

first_imgTo fulfill their constitutional responsibility as a check on the president, members of Congress do have a responsibility to be heavily involved in U.S. foreign policy. Instead of publicly condemning Speaker Pelosi for carrying out the bipartisan Iraq Study Group’s heretofore-languishing recommendation of actually talking to Syria to resolve bilateral issues, the president should be happy that someone in the U.S. government is willing to take risks to talk to one of America’s major adversaries in the region. In fact, while she was at it, Pelosi should have stopped in Tehran to see if negotiation could have helped the troubled U.S-Iranian relationship as well. Ivan Eland is director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute in Oakland. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Today, all politicians worship the Constitution rhetorically while acquiescing in its continued distortion. They fall back on the nonbinding comments, or “obiter dicta,” of Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland, who claimed in his majority opinion in the 1936 case of United States v. Curtiss-Wright that the president has “plenary and exclusive power … as the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations.” This expansive view of wartime presidential power couldn’t be further from the framers’ intent. In fact, the founders undoubtedly would have noted that the warlike European monarchs of the day were the sole purveyors of their nations’ foreign policy – the very problem the framers attempted to address with the constitutional separation of powers. Curiously, although the expansion of executive power in foreign policy has not served the nation well, it often has the counterintuitive effect of serving the interests of Congress. If the president is always in charge of U.S. foreign policy, members of Congress can duck responsibility for tough issues that might pose risks to their paramount goal – getting re-elected. For example, by allowing presidents to fight even major conflicts without constitutionally required declarations of war – a phenomenon that began when Harry Truman neglected, with a congressional wink and nod, to get approval for the Korean War – the Congress conveniently throws responsibility for the war into the president’s lap. The founders would be horrified at the erosion of a major pillar of their system of checks and balances. PRESIDENT George W. Bush has scolded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for visiting Syria. In the president’s opinion, shared by others, the U.S. government should speak with just one voice overseas. Yet that view flies in the face of both the text and the spirit of the Constitution. Before the rise of the post-World War II imperial presidency, the powers among the branches of the U.S. government were much more balanced – as the Constitution originally intended. In fact, suspicious of European monarchs’ propensity to wage war with the blood and treasure of their citizens, the Constitution’s framers actually gave more power in foreign affairs to the Congress than the president. The Congress was given the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations; declare war; raise and support armies; provide and maintain a navy; regulate the armed forces; organize, arm, and discipline the militia; and call them forth to resist invasions. In contrast, the Constitution gave the president only two unilateral powers in foreign affairs: the chief executive was designated the commander in chief of the armed forces and militia (narrowly construed so as not to imply that the chief executive was commander in chief of the nation), and was allowed to receive foreign ambassadors and ministers. The president was allowed to make treaties with foreign nations and nominate U.S. ambassadors and high foreign-policy officials, but these actions were both subject to congressional approval with an overwhelmingly large two-thirds majority vote. Clearly, the framers wanted the Congress to be the dominant branch in foreign policy, as with most other aspects of governance. last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Manchester United set for second straight victory against Aston Villa?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman previews tonight’s League Cup clash between Doncaster and Leeds United, with Uwe Rosler’s side the slight favourites.He also looks ahead to Friday night’s Premier League meeting, Aston Villa v Manchester United, and says Louis van Gaal’s side [4/6 for the victory] are expected to make it two wins from two.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Kings notes: Roenick could be back soon

first_img Roenick said he’s targeting a return Jan. 21 against San Jose, which would put him at the early end of a four- to six-week estimate for recovery after he underwent surgery on his left ring finger. “I feel really good,” Roenick said Monday. “It’s just frustrating when a finger keeps you out.” “He was possible for tonight and then they decided not to play him,” coach Andy Murray said, “so that makes me think it should be alright, but we don’t know right now.” Already at the minimum of healthy skaters, the Kings put Parros on injured reserve and recalled Noah Clarke from Manchester. Clarke didn’t arrive in Los Angeles until Monday afternoon because his scheduled flight out of New England was canceled Sunday. The Kings also found themselves shorthanded at the last minute when they had to scratch defenseman Nathan Dempsey, who had flu-like symptoms. The Kings played with only five defensemen Status quo: With the exception of Cowan and Parros, who might return by the end of the week, none of the other injured Kings seem close to health. Murray said Eric Belanger (groin) is at least a week away, and Aaron Miller (back) is still listed as week to week. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson For the second time in four days, Roenick skated before practice Monday and even stayed on the ice with the team, carrying a stick without a blade that prevented him from shooting pucks. “I don’t know if I have that much willpower, to avoid shooting a puck,” said Roenick, who still pushed around pucks with the blunt stick. “Just to get out there and skate, that’s the most important thing.” After a skate of close to an hour, Roenick showed off the finger, which has three pins protruding from the tip, and expressed optimism that his recovery would progress smoothly. Roenick said the pins would be removed from his finger in two weeks. “They’ll take X-rays to see if it’s solid, and they’ll test the flexibility,” Roenick said. “A couple guys have come back too early and re-broke it, so we want to stay away from that.” Avery out: Avery’s injury was serious enough to warrant a trip to a doctor. The Kings, always tight-lipped in these situations, didn’t say which body part Avery hurt Saturday in Dallas. center_img It was another day, another injury for the Kings, who quickly are turning into the Manchester Monarchs Alumni Association, but with the latest setback came a rare scrap of good news. Ten Kings regulars were out of the lineup with injuries or illness Monday night, including Sean Avery, who couldn’t play due to what the team called an “upper-body injury.” On the brighter side, Jeremy Roenick, out since Dec. 19 with a broken finger, said he hopes to return slightly earlier than expected. last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL ANIMAL OWNERS URGED TO USE COMMON SENSE

first_imgAnimals owners across Donegal have been urged to use common sense if painting animals in the county colours in the lead-up to the All-Ireland Final.Donegal animal owners have ben asked to exercise caution when colouring animals.Traditionally many animals including sheep have been coloured on the hillsides of Donegal.But ISPCA spokesman Conor Dowling asked people not to cause animals any unwanted distress. “We don’t want to be killjoys but we would ask people to exercise common sense if painting animals.“Some animals are most used to it than others but we would always ask people not to cause any animal unwarranted distress.“We would also ask them to ensure whatever colouring they are using that it is not dangerous to the animal,” he said.   COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL ANIMAL OWNERS URGED TO USE COMMON SENSE was last modified: September 16th, 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:animalsdonegalGAAlast_img read more

Alexis Sanchez wants amazing PSG move, but there is a huge obstacle

first_imgHowever, since then the Chile international has looked a shadow of the player who scored goals and terrified defences – scoring just three Premier League goals for the Red Devils.According to the Daily Mail, the 29-year-old is hoping his representatives can secure him a January escape route to Paris Saint-Germain after growing disillusioned with life in Manchester under Jose Mourinho.However, his £500,000-a-week wages are proving to be a huge stumbling block for the Ligue 1 champions, with United also looked to claim a significant transfer fee.While he may not have enjoyed much more success, Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision to trade places with Sanchez at Arsenal appears to be paying off with the Armenia international playing a part in the Gunners’ 11 straight victories in all competitions this season. 2 Sanchez is hoping PSG can offer him an escape route LATEST IN DEMAND RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alexis Sanchez is keen to leave Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain in January, but his astronomical wages are proving to be a stumbling block.The former Arsenal forward had six months left to run on his deal in north London when United swooped in January to beat rivals Manchester City to his signature. Angel Di Maria must understand exactly what Sanchez is going through REVEALED center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland As well as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, boss Thomas Tuchel has Julian Draxler and former United record signing Angel Di Maria in reserve.The Argentina international endured a similarly disappointing spell at Old Trafford with the number seven on his back, before eventually getting a move to Paris. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Latest Transfer News 2 targets LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

Coach feels Dogs pack bite

first_img But Cameron believes that Greg Hewitt will surprise many if he hasn’t already. Hewitt, just 5-foot-7 and 175 pounds, was 16-37-5 with a 3.71 GAA and a .897 save percentage last season at Elmira (UHL). But Cameron believes that was just an aberration, adding that the real Hewitt and his quick glove hand was seen during a pair of exhibition wins over Las Vegas, allowing just three goals. “We were spoiled with Chris Madden last year. It’s hard to fill in for the Goalie of the Year,” admitted Cameron. “Hewitt is coming in after a season of playing on the worst team in the UHL in Elmira, and statistically, he didn’t have a great year. I’m sure fans had questions about him. But I don’t think they do anymore after they saw him play. I never had any questions.” Canadiens property Jaroslav Halak, who Cameron calls “a premier goaltending prospect,” is the backup. “We are blessed from the goalie out,” Cameron said. And as deep and talented as the Ice Dogs are on the back end and in net, they might be equally impressive up front. Gone are four of the top five scorers from last year, including top producer Evan Cheverie and ECHL Rookie of the Year runner-up Marco Rosa, who could rejoin the team if he is sent down from his AHL assignment in Milwaukee. Another top forward the Ice Dogs signed, Mac Faulkner, is also currently in the AHL. Cameron believes this crop of forwards, despite having less skill, could actually be better than a year ago, when the Ice Dogs finished tied for 10th with 3.06 goals per game. What makes this year’s offense dangerous, according to Cameron, is its speed, depth and gritty play some attributes that were sorely missed in the Ice Dogs’ second-round playoff ouster against Alaska. “I don’t think we have that dynamic, real skill level that we had last year with guys like Evan Cheverie and Marco Rosa, guys who are electrifying offensively,” Cameron said. “What we do have is better team speed, better team grit and better depth. There is no real gap between forward No. 1 and forward No. 10. Last year, there was a huge difference between the first and second lines and the second and third lines. This year, every line could be our No 1. We don’t have a No. 1 line; we have three real good lines.” Chris Kenady, who was third in team scoring a year ago with 64 points, is the standard up front, and Anders Strome (57 points) and Jason Sessa (64) should also put up pretty good numbers. Players poised for breakout seasons include Christian Larrivee (29) and Cory Urquhart (31), recently sent back to L.B. from Hamilton (AHL). Max Birbraer, who had 49 points with San Diego last year, and Sean McAslan are solid two-way role players. And the rookie class is promising. Ash Goldie, out of Michigan State, could have the same type of impact Rosa had last year once he fully transitions from the college game to the pro game. Cameron also expects good things from Mike Woodford, Kevin Ulanski, Jeff Drummond and Jimmy Bonneau, another Canadiens prospect. “We are going to be a hard team to shut down and match lines against,” Cameron said. “Who are they going to try to shut down, waste their best checkers on?” It’s just not the talent the Ice Dogs have that has Cameron eyeing a run to playoffs and the Kelly Cup, it’s the style of game his team will employ. Because of rules changes from the NHL down to the ECHL, the game is more open offensively with no two-line pass, new regulations that prohibit a goalie from playing the puck in the corner and restrictions on a team that ices the puck. Cameron thinks the Ice Dogs can really take advantage of the new rules. “Playing without a red line is going to be new to lots of coaches, but not me,” he said. “I feel comfortable with that style of play. “We plan to take advantage of them as much as we can. We have a goalie in Hewitt who can handle the puck as good as any defenseman and on a bad change, send it 150 feet up the ice for a 2 on 1. We are prepared to exploit all the new rules. “As exciting as it is in the NHL right now, it’ll be more magnified at our level because the players just aren’t as good. The more mistakes made means more scoring opportunities off the rush, or the forecheck or on the power play because of more penalties being called. I think it’ll make it more fun for the fans.” What undoubtedly would be even more fun for the fans is a trip deeper into the playoffs this season. While Cameron might believe it is possible, he is trying to keep his optimism in check. So, he is just focusing on making the playoffs first. “We are demanding that we make the playoffs,” he said. “So much can happen between Day 1 and Day 171. But once we get to the playoffs, we’ll just have to see what happens.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We expect to be a successful team this year, where last year we hoped to be a successful team,” said second-year coach Malcolm Cameron, who turned around the two worst seasons in franchise history and created a new era of winning Ice Dogs hockey. “When you take over a team in 27th place and no assets in terms of players, you can bring in the guys we did and hope to be successful, and I was comfortable that we would be. But this year I know we will be successful but to what degree? There’s no telling where we can go.” The Ice Dogs playing their 10th season in Long Beach this year brought back just one player from 2003-04, defenseman Trevor Read, and he didn’t make it through last season. This time out, the Ice Dogs have at least eight players returning from last year’s team that went 43-20-9 the third-best record in the league and advanced into the second round of the playoffs. On the surface, the expectations the Ice Dogs have for their 2005-06 ECHL season might seem pretty similar to last year secure a winning record and a spot in the Kelly Cup playoffs. But hoping to do it and knowing it’s going to happen are two different things heading into tonight’s season opener in Idaho. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 2005-06 Ice Dogs have been built from the defense out. Four defensemen captain Dan Watson, Mike Vellinga, Steeve Villeneuve and David Walker return to help make up a corps that saw Long Beach allow just 2.51 goals per game (fifth-best in the ECHL). Add to them CHL Defenseman of the Year runner-up Derick Martin, Montreal Canadiens prospect James Sanford, rookie Luke Fritzshaw, a standout in the WHL, and training camp surprise Chris Busby, and the Ice Dogs’ back line is as strong as any in the ECHL. However, Sanford will miss the first weekend of the season because of immigration issues and Watson won’t play until mid-November as he comes back from offseason shoulder surgery. “We have significantly upgraded the defense from where we started last year,” Cameron said. “We don’t have any guys who I’d be nervous to put on the ice, like I was last year. We have six solid guys, plus we have Sanford and Watson waiting in the wings. I think it’s an envious position for any coach to be in. From one through eight, we are pretty darn strong. I think we stack up against anybody.” It might seem that the Ice Dogs have a gaping hole in net, with Chris Madden, the ECHL Goalie of the Year, moving on after a highlight-reel first half last season and carrying the team early on. last_img read more

Ison Finishes Top-18 To Lead Bulldogs At MVC Championship

first_img Results LEMONT, Ill. – Drew Ison earned a top-18 finish to lead the Drake University men’s golf team at the MVC Championship on Tuesday at the Cog Hill Dubsdread Course in Lemont, Ill. Story Links The MVC Championship marked the final tournament in the Bulldogs’ 2017 season. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Ison finished tied for 18th-place after shooting a six-over, 79, for a total score of 231 (79-73-79). Sophomore Tommi Avant fired a three-over par, 75, in the final round to finish tied for 21st-place with a total score of 232 (80-77-75). Freshman Chase Wicklund ended his rookie season with a total score of 234 (74-80-80), while junior Matt Lavery carded a four-over 76 for a 54-hole score of 236 (79-81-76). Kyle MacDonald rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 248 (85-77-86). The Bulldogs finished in eighth-place with a total score of 929 (312-307-310) and were two strokes back from sevneth-place Bradley. Wichita State claimed the team title with a score of 883, while Illinois State ended up in second-place (888).last_img read more

Carndonagh Community Hospital upgrade pushed back to 2019

first_imgEssential upgrade work at Carndonagh Community Hospital, which was due to start in 2017, has been pushed back by another year.The Health Service Executive recently told Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue that the much-needed works are still at a detailed design stage, while no contract has yet been awarded and the project will be subject to capital funding.McConalogue TD described the delay as ‘completely unacceptable’ and called for the upgrade to improve patient facilities to be undertaken as soon as possible. Deputy McConalogue commented, “Carndonagh Community Hospital provides essential services to people needing long term care, convalescence, respite, palliative care and dementia care to people in Inishowen.  It is a valuable asset and has strong community support.“The improvement plans for the 46-bed hospital are much needed but I am very disappointed that the works are being pushed out to 2019.“Back in 2016 I submitted a Parliamentary Question requesting a timeline for the works and I was told that they would begin in 2017.  It’s now 2018 and the latest correspondence that I have received from the HSE says the contract for the works has not been awarded yet and the “subject to the availability of capital funding” construction would begin in 2019.“I am concerned about the vague commitment being given by the HSE to this project.  We are still only at design stage when the original plan was that works would be well underway by now. “The upgrade is due to include the addition of en-suite facilities to all of the bedrooms as well as new extensions to the current dining and sitting rooms.  These are very important works and will copper fasten the central role that Carndonagh Community Hospital plays in catering for the needs of older people in the wider Inishowen area.“I would like to commend staff at the hospital for their dedication to their work and I would also thank members of the local community for the support and assistance they provide to the staff.“The Community Hospital Action Group has played an extremely important role in highlighting the importance of these works – I want to pay tribute to them all and to thank them for all their work to date”. Carndonagh Community Hospital upgrade pushed back to 2019 was last modified: March 12th, 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:Carndonagh Community HospitalCharlie McConalogue TDHSElast_img read more