Air Force, UST win BVR on Tour Ilocos Sur leg

first_imgThe two winning teams took home P50,000 each.The runners-up bagged P30,000 while the third placers Genesa Eslapor and Babylove Barbon of Team UST and Brian Nordberg and Giovanni Musillo of Hong Kong pocketed P20,000. Mark GiongcoSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Cavaliers’ woes continue after loss to Pistons, Love injury Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Caballejo and Coyah Abanto of Air Force 1 and Henry Pecaña and KR Guzman of UST Alumni ruled the first leg of the third season of the BVR On Tour in Ilocos Sur over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Caballejo and Abanto beat 11 other teams in the women’s division, including Team Perlas 2, a squad composed of Beach Volleyball Republic founder Bea Tan and former Adamson spiker Amanda Villanueva in the finals, 21-15, 23-21.Pecaña and Guzman, meanwhile, emerged on top in the men’s division after turning back Jade Bacaldo and Fort Libres’ Team Univ. of Visayas, 21-18, 21-13.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 folkIt was the first BVR on Tour leg this year and it’s just the beginning of bigger things to come.“BVR is grateful to have been a part of the Sun Soaked Beach Festival for three years in a row,” said Dzi Gervacio, BVR co-founder. “This has been the first BVR on Tour leg and we are excited to be visiting more of our country’s shores to spread our love for the sport, elevate the competition and especially grow the game of beach volleyball.” Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Bentley Generals qualify for the 2010 Allan Cup

first_imgBy StaffThe Bentley Generals will represent Alberta at the 2010 Allan Cup.On Saturday afternoon, the Generals defeated the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs 5-3, to win the Alberta best-of-seven finals four games to one.  The Generals are the reigning Allan Cup Champions, and have defeated the Fort St. John Senior Flyers the last three years in the McKenzie Cup.- Advertisement -The Generals and Flyers will renew hostilities in the first game for both teams, on Monday April 19th at 8 p.m. – on the opening day of the national championship. The other three teams that have already qualified for the tournament are the Clarenville Caribous, representing the Atlantic region, the Southeast Prairie Thunder, representing the West region, and the host Fort St. John Senior Flyers.  The teams that will represent Ontario and British Columbia will be determined by the end of the Easter weekend.You can purchase your ticket package(s) online at or in Fort St. John at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Any tickets purchased after April 1st will be available for pick up at the North Peace Arena starting on April 18th. Individual game day walk-up tickets will only be available after the tournament begins on April 19th and at increased prices.Advertisement The 102nd edition of Canada’s oldest amateur hockey championship will be held in Fort St. John April 19th-24th, 2010.   Senior ‘AAA’ hockey teams from all over Canada will compete with the host Fort St. John Senior Flyers in hopes of becoming Canada’s senior hockey champions.Senior ‘AAA’ hockey offers a great brand of elite hockey that sees a variety of players with different hockey backgrounds. Many players will have NHL, AHL, Major Junior or other professional experience, as well as players who were Jr. ‘A’ and Jr. ‘B’ stars from around the country.last_img read more

Senate committee proposes fuel economy increases in vehicles

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – A key Senate panel on Friday proposed raising fuel efficiency requirements on all vehicles, including tractor trailers and large trucks, in an attempt to respond to concerns about energy security without crippling the domestic auto industry. Sens. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, released legislation that would achieve a nationwide fleet fuel economy average of 35 miles per gallon by 2020 for passenger cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, about 40 percent higher than the current average of about 25 mpg. Following 2020, cars and trucks would need to show improvements of 4 percent a year in efficiency. But the Transportation Department would have leeway on the standards if the industry cannot meet the rules. Medium duty and heavy duty trucks, which are used in trucking and construction, would also need to make fuel economy improvements of 4 percent a year beginning in 2011. The Senate proposal would also eliminate, by 2009, the credit that Detroit’s automakers receive for selling “flexible fuel” vehicles capable of running on fuel blends of up to 85 percent ethanol. Environmentalists have opposed the loophole because they say few people actually use E85 ethanol in their flex-fuel vehicles.last_img read more

United’s foundations at risk unless Ole rids club of ‘weeds’

first_img0Shares0000Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may need to rethink avoiding wholescale changes to Manchester United squad © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said prior to the humiliating 4-0 thrashing by Everton there would not be wholesale changes to Manchester United personnel in the close season, but Gary Neville, for one, believes he should think again.United’s millionaire stars such as Paul Pogba and David de Gea put up a display described by the British press on Monday as “abject”, “an apology” for a performance, with the team derided as being generally “rudderless” and “spineless”. However, whilst it came five years to the day when a 2-0 defeat by the same opponents cost David Moyes his job, it is not Solskjaer who is being targeted but the under-performing Pogba and his team-mates.The World Cup-winning midfielder, after a series of encouraging performances when Solskjaer first assumed the reins in December, has returned to being the non-existent presence so often the focus of Jose Mourinho’s ire — although it was the Portuguese coach who was sacrificed.His and Nemanja Matic’s failure to shore up midfield has been a contributing factor to United’s miserable run of six defeats in their last eight games and five successive away losses — their worst run on the road since 1981.Seldom can a Manchester derby — they host title-chasing City on Wednesday — have been less eagerly anticipated by United fans.Pogba is the Manchester United player who appears to be most in the sights of pundits and fans for his lack of presence on the pitch © AFP / Oli SCARFFNeville, United to the core and an integral member of Alex Ferguson’s side that accrued eight Premier League crowns and two Champions League trophies, was excoriating in his criticism of the players.“If you’ve got weeds in the garden, you’ve got to get rid of them,” said Neville, who has become a respected pundit for Sky Sports.“There’s some Japanese knotweed at that football club and it’s attacking the foundations of the house. It needs dealing with properly.“I don’t need to name names, you know who they are.”– ‘Level of happiness’ –Former England international midfielder Jermaine Jenas, who has also turned to punditry since hanging up his boots, turned on the players as well.The 36-year-old said such is the negativity in the team that even the younger talents have been sucked into the vortex of supine performances.“They showed no heart, no desire and no will to win. They were woeful,” Jenas wrote in his column for the BBC website.“Everyone was guilty.“Even Marcus Rashford, who has got one of the best attitudes of anyone at the club, got sucked in by what I would describe as a vacuum of negativity.”United fans may be wondering if the board jumped the gun in giving Solskjaer the job on a permanent basis — as the subsequent results appear to be reflective more of his unsuccessful stint in charge of Cardiff.Pochettino’s star has risen again after Spurs dumped Man City out of the Champions League © AFP/File / Anthony DevlinIndeed, just as his and the team’s fortunes have dipped, the man who was seen as his major rival for the job has seen his stock rise.Mauricio Pochettino’s star has sparkled again thanks to Tottenham’s epic win over Manchester City in the Champions League.But Neville has been slow to criticise his former team-mate Solskjaer.The man dubbed ‘Red Nev’ after he led a players’ strike with England due to their anger over Rio Ferdinand being dropped because of a missed drugs test, took to the barricades when another unloved former United boss, Louis van Gaal, criticised Solskjaer a few weeks ago.Van Gaal said Solskjaer was like Mourinho in parking the bus and relying on the counter-attack, only he was more popular because the results were going in his favour.“Ole has brought in a level of happiness and excitement back to the fans,” retorted Neville.“At least that’s something because, to be fair, it has been difficult in the last three or four years to watch what we’ve seen.”Even Neville might be rethinking that statement in the wake of Sunday’s humiliation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Lewandowski to Liverpool – when’s Messi coming?’ United, Chelsea and Arsenal fans laugh at Liverpool rumours

first_img Robert Lewandowski and Jurgen Klopp 1 Liverpool fans are understandably excited about the arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, but could it be the start of something special on Merseyside?Already, rumours are doing the rounds that Klopp wants to reunite with Robert Lewandowski, the Polish striker who’s scored 11 goals in 16 games for Bayern Munich so far this season, and eight in five for Poland in 2015.He is undoubtedly the form forward in European football right now, so suggestions Klopp could lure him to Liverpool have further fuelled the optimism of Kopites.But for some fans of Liverpool’s rivals, that optimism is more akin to delusion.Take a look at some of the reaction to the Lewandowski to Liverpool rumours on social media…last_img read more


first_imgDonegal boss Jim McGuinness has made three changes for this Sunday’s clash with Cavan at Breffni Park.Marty Boyle replaces injured Frank McGlynn in the half-backs while Kevin Rafferty and Michael Hegarty take over from Adrian Hanlon and Dermot Molloy.Rafferty’s selection at midfield will see Martin McElhinney moving to the attack, it was announced this evening. Hanlon has been dropped from the team for disciplinary reasons.Molloy will be a sub while veteran Hegarty is recalled at full-forward.Hegarty is pleased to be back, saying: “Jim McGuinness has great respect for the players and he is a great communicator.“There is a great method in everything he does and he is close enough to some of us in age. “And he is so passionate that you just don’t want to let him down.“It is a very contented squad and we are very focused.”The good news is that both captain Michael Murphy and Rory Kavanagh have passed fitness tests.Leo McLoone however is not yet match fit.Brilliant Kilcar teenager Patrick McBrearty will be on the bench. Cavan will have eight Ulster SFC debutants in their team for the provincial quarter-final.James McEnroe, Patrick Carroll, Dane O’Dowd, Niall Murray and Damien Reilly, Gearóid McKiernan, Fergal Flanagan and Niall McDermott get their first championship starts in attack.Cavan: J Reilly; J McEnroe, P Carroll, D O’Dowd; N Murray, J McCutcheon, D Reilly, R Cullivan, D Givney, G McKiernan, M Lyng, F Flanagan, N McDermott, E Keating, S Johnston.Donegal: P Durcan, K Lacey, E McGee, P McGrath, M Boyle, A Thompson, K Cassidy, R Kavanagh, K Rafferty, M McElhinney, M Hegarty, R Bradley, C McFadden, M Murphy, M McHugh. GAA: McGUINNESS MAKES THREE CHANGES FOR CAVAN CLASH was last modified: June 10th, 2011 by gregShare 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 GAAGAATEAM V CAVANlast_img read more

‘Maybe it will happen’ – Steven Gerrard on managing Liverpool in the future

first_img REVEALED 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Gerrard joined Liverpool as a youth coach two months after announcing his retirement as a player in November 2016 no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card He left earlier this year to take charge of Rangers from the beginning of the 2018/19 season, taking on his first senior coaching role with the Ibrox club.The 38-year-old’s managerial career has started brightly, with 14 wins and just four defeats in 27 matches, though he did lose his first ever Old Firm derby against Rangers’ fierce rivals Celtic.Since Gerrard revealed his intentions to enter the coaching world Liverpool fans have always wished to see their hero return to Anfield and take the top job, and he has been quizzed on a potential return to Merseyside in the future. BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has discussed a potential return to Liverpool in the future.Gerrard, who captained the Reds to Champions League glory in 2005, started his coaching career with his former club’s academy before being appointed their Under-18s manager. MONEY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News RANKED huge blow REVEALED shining Speaking to France Football, as translated by Sport Witness, Gerrard said: “Today, I am very happy to be at Rangers and happy to do this job.“I want to give the best of myself for Rangers.“But nobody knows the future… Liverpool is a very special place for me. 2 Gerrard won nine major honours playing for Liverpool “One day, maybe it will happen… or not.”As well as sitting third in the Premiership after 12 games, Gerrard’s Rangers remain in with a chance of qualifying to the knockout rounds of the Europa League. They have, however, been knocked out of the League Cup, losing to Aberdeen at the semi-final stage to miss out on a Hampden Park match-up against Celtic.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL will play Dublin in the semi-final of the All-Ireland after the Dubs beat Tyrone this evening by seven points.The final score at Croke Park in front of 53,000 fans was Dublin 0-22, Tyrone 0-15.Dublin’s manager Pat Gilroy said he hadn’t even thought of Donegal yet. Speaking after the victory over Tyrone, he said: “We’ve seen it from a distance because we were keeping an eye on this game this evening.“We’re just delighted to be in an All-Ireland semi-final. Jim McGuinness has done an incredible job with Donegal this season. I think they’ve lost just one game all season.”Dublin were impressive – though they were cynical at times too with some dodgy tackles throughout.Tyrone just looked tired. RTE pundit Joe Brolly, the former Derry star, insisted: “Dublin will find it very very hard to beat Donegal.”The downside to today’s result means we will have to listen to a load of auld rubbish from the Dublin media between now and the last weekend of August.Bring on the Dubs…we beat them in 92…we can beat them again.Picture courtesy of Pauric O’Donnell.DONEGAL TO PLAY DUBLIN IN SEMI-FINAL OF ALL-IRELAND SFC was last modified: August 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:2011 GAA championshipdonegal v dublinlast_img read more


first_imgIRISH FARMERS ASSOCIATION DINNER DANCE – IN PICTURES! was last modified: February 20th, 2012 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:IFA DINNER DANCElast_img read more


first_imgTara the Jack Russell with owner Maire.A tiny Jack Russell dog is being hailed a hero after it saved a singing festival in a Donegal gaeltacht village.Residents in Falcarragh were left red-faced after its prize trophy went missing just days before its annual Sean-nos singing festival.The prestigious event attracts singers from across Ireland and was due to be opened by Minister of State at the Department of the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh.But disaster struck when the Corn Chuimhneacháin Éamonn Ghráinne (or the Éamonn Ghráinne memorial cup) went missing from An tSean Bheairic arts and cultural centre.Organisers were left distraught and had started a search for a new trophy.Tara and the trophy.But in a bizarre twist of faith, manager of the centre Maire Ni Chasaide had called to the centre with her dog Tara.Tara needed a call of nature and Maire duly let her roam free.That is when she noticed Tara rummaging in a piece of overgrowth next to a skip, and saw that something was grabbing the dog’s attention.“I went over to see what Tara was sniffing and scratching at”, Máire said, “and to my amazement, I saw a number of items in the bushes with something shiny in the middle of them. It was the cup. I was absolutely delighted”.It’s not clear how the trophy ended up under the overgrowth in the first place.But Máire thinks the cup may have being inadvertently dumped during a spring-clean of the venue last week. The trophy had being packed in a cardboard box along with other items, and the manager believes the box may have being mistaken for items of rubbish and thrown onto the skip.“As the skip was full, the box and its contents may have fallen into the overgrowth”, Ní Chasaide said.She said the group are absolutely delighted that Tara helped find this very important trophy.The Éamoinn Ghráinne sean-nós competition is one of the most important events the group organises organise. The competition and cup are named after the late Éamoinn Ghráinne Mac Ruairí of Tory Island and Falcarragh, who was highly respected as a singer, musician and folklorist and is acknowledged as one of the masters of the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition.“Some of the best exponents of sean-nós singing in the county participate in this prestigious competition and it would have being catastrophic to have lost a trophy that means a lot to so many people. ”And now Tara’s cunning exploits in sniffing the trophy out have not gone unrewarded.While she may not receive a year’s supply of dog food like the famous english dog Pickles who recovered the World Cup in 1966 when it had been stolen, Tara is to get a big thank you.Local butcher Josie Doohan, the chairman of an tSean Bheairic said “Those of us who remember the story of Pickles and the World cup trophy will know that particular dog became an international celebrity and was rewarded with a year’s free supply of dog food. Although, we are unable to match that, as a retired butcher I can guarantee that Tara will be presented with the best quality prime T-bone steak to be got in Donegal”.TARA THE JACK RUSSELL SAVES THE DAY FOR SINGING FESTIVAL! was last modified: June 19th, 2015 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:DOGdonegalFalcarraghTara the Jack Russelltrophylast_img read more