With a passionate Redcliffe crowd tipped to turn out in big numbers, the Channel 9 match-of-the-round between last year’s September rivals will set the tone for another captivating season. After falling one win short of lifting their first top grade trophy since 2006, the Dolphins will be eager to get one back on the Bears and kick-start their 2017 campaign in style. The stakes will be just as high in the north during the opening round when the Mackay Cutters host the Northern Pride at BB Print Stadium. The match will commemorate 10 years since the two clubs met in their first Cup encounter, won 44-16 by the Pride.The northern clubs have come a long way since their entry into the competition in 2008, with the Pride claiming two premierships (2010 & 2014) and the Cutters sweeping all before them in 2013.
Friday:Real Sociedad – Valladolid 9:00 p.m.Saturday:Eibar – Levante 13:00Valencia – Betis 16:00 hoursLeganés – Alavés 18:30 hoursGranada – Celtic 9:00 p.m.Sunday:Seville – Osasuna 12:00 hoursAthletic – Villarreal 14:00Espanyol – Atlético 16:00 hoursMallorca – Getafe 6:30 pmReal Madrid – Barcelona 9:00 p.m. The star dish of the 26th day of LaLiga Santander already has a schedule. ANDl Classic will be played next Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m. at the Bernabéu. For its part, Atlético de Madrid will visit Espanyol on the same day at 4:00 p.m. A day 26 that will open with Real Sociedad – Valladolid on Friday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m.The rest of the day is as follows:
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Corey Brewer #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks to the bench as the Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in the second half at American Airlines Center on February 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFPOKLAHOMA CITY — Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Corey Brewer will sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder after he clears waivers.The move was confirmed by Brewer’s agent, Happy Walters, on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Brazil’s Neymar sidelined for up to three months with foot surgery It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lakers agreed to a buyout with the 6-foot-9 Brewer on Wednesday. He will help fill the void Andre Roberson left for the Thunder when he ruptured his left patellar tendon and was lost for the season. The Thunder have started multiple players with limited results since the injury.Brewer, 31, averaged 3.7 points in 54 games with the Lakers this season. He averaged 11.9 points per game for Houston during the 2014-15 season and has career averages of 8.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.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 folkBrewer played for Thunder coach Billy Donovan on Florida’s 2006 and 2007 national championship teams.
“We’re not going to look at them like they’re the eighth seed because we understand what this team is capable of,” DeRozan said.Still, the Wizards lost five of their final six games, including defeats to Chicago, Atlanta and Orlando, the three worst teams in the East.Some other things to watch in the series:GAME 1 BLUESThe Raptors have lost 10 straight opening games in playoff series, six at home. Toronto has played 13 series in franchise history and won one Game 1, beating Philadelphia in the second round in 2001. “We’ve lost a lot of Game 1s,” said Lowry, who has been part of the past seven defeats. “We have to play it like a Game 7.”WHERE’S WALL?Toronto and Washington split their four games this season, but Wall missed them all because of injuries. Facing the Wizards with Wall is “a whole new dynamic,” DeRozan said. Wall returned March 31 after being sidelined for more than two months because of left-knee surgery and was held out on the second night of back-to-backs down the stretch. Wall will have plenty of time to rest in this series, with two days off between Games 1 and 2, two more before Game 3 and, if necessary, two days off between Games 4 and 5.BENCH MOBToronto’s bench averaged 42 points a game this season, tied with San Antonio for fourth most in the NBA. Led by guards Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet, forwards C.J. Miles and Pascal Siakam, and center Jakob Poeltl, Toronto’s bench posted an NBA-best plus-minus of 3.6, easily outpacing second-place Houston (2.3). Casey said he doesn’t want to be bound by traditional basketball thinking in which starters play more and reserves less in the postseason. “They’re a huge part of who we are,” Casey said. “We’re going in making sure we try to keep our second unit intact.” VanVleet, however, is questionable for Game 1 because of a bruised right shoulder.ROSTER REPORT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC After Cleveland swept the Raptors in the second round last spring, team president Masai Ujiri promised to change the culture surrounding the club.That meant greater emphasis on ball movement and 3-point shooting, something the Raptors were able to execute immediately. Toronto had 67 games with at least 20 assists, up from 34 the previous year, and averaged 33 shots a game from beyond the arc, third most in the NBA.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 crown“We won 59 games,” All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan said. “I think that speaks for itself. We know what works for us, what got us here, and what’s going to take us even further.”Thanks to the offensive overhaul, this Raptors team is far removed from the one swept in the first round in 2015, a series in which the Wizards won by an average of 14 points. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “That’s old news, it’s years ago,” All-Star guard Kyle Lowry said. “We’re a different team, different style of play, different people, different egos.”Raptors coach Dwane Casey said the humiliating sweep helped sow the seeds for Ujiri’s reset.“That’s one reason why we did change things,” Casey said. “To give us some other options in the playoffs when teams do try to take away DeMar and Kyle.”Toronto may have retooled its way to the top of the East, but the Raptors still face a tough first-round test against Washington’s tandem of All-Star guards, John Wall and Bradley Beal.The speedy Wall averaged 19.4 points and 9.6 assists this season. He would have ranked second in the NBA in assists but was limited to 41 games because of injuries, too few to qualify.ADVERTISEMENT Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) celebrates after their 180-105 win over the Houston Rockets in an NBA basketball game in Toronto, Friday, March 9, 2018. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — A “culture reset” carried the Toronto Raptors to the top of the Eastern Conference for the first time this season.Next, the Raptors will try to hit reset on their playoff history with the Washington Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Toronto F Serge Ibaka left Wednesday’s season finale after being elbowed in the mouth but is expected to start Saturday. … Washington F Otto Porter is questionable for Game 1 because of a strained right calf. He sat out Wednesday. … Wizards F Mike Scott (concussion protocol) could miss Game 1 after being hit in the head Wednesday. … Washington G Jodie Meeks will miss the series after being suspended 25 games Friday for a drug violation. … The Wizards added depth Thursday by signing G Ty Lawson. The 30-year-old Lawson played most recently in the Chinese Basketball Association.LEBRON LOOMSThe series winner will face Cleveland or Indiana. That likely means a matchup with LeBron, whose team has represented the East in seven straight NBA Finals. James and the Cavs have eliminated Toronto from the playoffs two straight years, including a conference finals defeat in 2016. Toronto is seeded first and had hoped it could steer clear of James & Co. until the conference finals. But Philadelphia’s season-ending 16-game winning streak vaulted the 76ers past Cleveland. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prime time: LeBron defying age, better than ever at 33 View comments
All Bucky Raw did was to send out an impromptu Facebook post, which served as the only announcement for the mixtape’s release, and fans went wild.Bucky Raw continues to history, this time being the first Liberian rapper to have his album or mixtape feature on Billboard music chart.Bucky “Country Soda 2” (CS2) mixtape, released few months after his deportation from the US, now stands 10 places (September 12, 2018) on the Billboard world music album chart. The mixtape has been projected by Liberian music critics to reach #1 if the current demand trend continues.The mixtape is currently 10th place on the iTunes World Music Albums chart and 89th on the Amazon Best Seller International category for digital (September 12, 2018), although last week it topped both charts.This achievement makes the rapper the first and only Liberian artist to have his album/mixtape featured in the top ten of iTunes, Amazon, and Billboard.CS2 is a 12-track mixtape composed of lyrics that are derogative to women and considered by music critics unfit for listening due to its negative or abusive melodic.However, despite the fact that the mixtape is highly filled with such lyrics, its demand among both male and female fans continues to surge in order to meet the artist’s target of 50,000 digital sales on all streaming platform.It is a target which appears possible, looking at the fact that the mixtape’s release came out of nowhere and without promotional publicity. Yet its demand has increased and is massively loved by fans.All Bucky did was to send out an impromptu Facebook post, which served as the only announcement for the mixtape’s release, and fans went wild.“Country Soda 2” (CS2) has been produced by over five producers, making it Bucky’s first studio mixtape. The cover art for the 12-track collection features a child with a hat on, standing in front of a group of people behind him.The massive love shown towards CS2 by fans is something that is unprecedented in Liberia’s music industry and in post-war Liberian music industry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
It was a tale of two hockey games last night at the North Peace Arena for game six between the Fort St. John Senior Flyers and the Spirit River Rangers. For the first 30 minutes everything seemed to be in the Flyers control but mid way through the second the momentum started to shift towards the Rangers and they eventually left Fort St. John with a 3-2 win, and a series victory.Fort St. John opened the scoring late in the first on the power play as Jeff Fast found the back of the net. The frame was largely dominated by the Flyers but they had only one goal to show for their efforts.As play resumed in the second the Flyers scored 28 seconds in to increase their lead to 2-0. Spirit River found themselves with a power play opportunity and they cashed in to cut the Flyers lead in half. While the score would hold into the intermission it was apparent as time went on that the Rangers were drawing closer.- Advertisement -Spirit River carried that into the final 20 minutes as they tied the game up just 1:15 in, and eventually potted the winner in a scramble in front of Flyers goalie Troy Hunt with 12:44 left. The Flyers had a handful of opportunities to tie the game including a shot off the cross bar but could not find themselves a third goal.After the game a disappointed Gerard Dicaire said the Flyers simply just ran out of gas towards the finish line.“They came out in the third and out played us straight up,” the head coach admitted. “We were getting tired; we were gassed running three lines. Credit to them they came out and worked hard and credit to our guys they had a good game too.”Advertisement While they were eliminated from North Peace Hockey League play, the Flyers still have some meaningful hockey ahead of them. Dicaire said the team needs to move on quick and use the frustration of losing as fuel against Whitehorse in the AA playdowns tonight and tomorrow to determine who goes to Fort Nelson for the Coy Cup.“It’s a difficult situation. You’re mad that you lost but you’ve got to be able to forget it quick enough to be able to move on and be able to continue your season. Sitting and thinking about it for 20 minutes isn’t going to kill you. Remember the feeling. It sucks losing so remember the feeling and take it out on Whitehorse,” he stated.Scoring for the Flyers in the game was Jeff Fast and Joey Massingham.As mentioned the Flyers will be playing against the Whitehorse Huskies tonight and tomorrow in the AA playdowns for a birth in the Coy Cup. Note the start time tonight at 8 p.m., not 8:30 as is typically the case for Senior Flyers games. Sunday’s game two gets underway at 2:30 p.m.Advertisement
The Treaty 8 First Nations are also set to be before the same B.C. Supreme Court justice later next week, with the start date for that case set for a week from Thursday.Then both groups and two Alberta First Nations are set to appear in Federal Court in July to argue against Ottawa’s project approval.Meantime, it remains to be seen if the legal action blocks B.C. Hydro construction – now expected to be begin in the latter half of June.Just last week Energy Minister Bill Bennett told the Vancouver Board of Trade he’s confident legal objections won’t delay the start of construction.Advertisement However, he also conceded nobody can predict what the courts are going to do and therefore an injunction stopping construction can’t be ruled out. The Peace Valley Landowner Association hearing in B.C. Supreme Court is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. next Monday.It is arguing the Environmental Assessment Certificate for the project is invalid and President Ken Boon’s group is looking for a court ruling to have it stopped.“That all goes back to the Joint Review Panel,” says Boon. “They had their mandate on how to review Site C and what issues to look at, and they did just that.”- Advertisement -Boon is reminded of some of the recommendations that came out of that review, which include the need, cost and alternatives to Site C.“In response to that, the B.C. government – they essentially ignored that – they said it was outside their scope and they didn’t have the mandate to actually look at those issues.”Boon says at the very least, the project should have been directed to the B.C. Utilities Commission.Advertisement
Has emigration done irreversible damage to the people and landscape of Donegal?Next Tuesday, 26 January at 11 am, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will broadcast a special programme about Donegal and the damage done to the county by emigration, Dún na nGall ar an Trá Fholamh.In this programme, Damien Ó Dónaill speaks to young people who have emigrated, to parents, to the community, and to the struggling business owners. Have they been deserted by the authorities of the state? Is there any hope that the tide will turn?Dún na nGall ar an Trá Fholamh, Tuesday 26 January 11 am on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.RnaG TO BROADCAST EMIGRATION SPECIAL ON DONEGAL was last modified: January 20th, 2016 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:donegalemigrationRnaG
A cookery demonstration by famous chef Rachel Allen will be just one of the many highlights at a fantastic Ladies Christmas Night out in Jackson’s Hotel on December 7th with all proceeds going to Donegal Hospice and the Caolan Melaugh Fund.The evening of festive fun is being hosted by Ballybofey-based firm Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo and organiser Louise Patton says the exciting line-up for the event means it is already promising to be one the most exciting nights of the Christmas calendar.“The evening begins at 7pm with a Christmas market that can be browsed with a glass of mulled wine, prosecco and canapés in hand. We have a wide range of festive stalls taking part with everything from baking to botox,” said Louise. She added that the show itself starts at 8pm with highlight of the night a demonstration from Rachel Allen on how to get things done in the kitchen for Christmas.But the cookery demonstration is just part of the overall festivities, with fashion also high on the agenda.“We will have some festive fashion from The Gray Rooms, Pure Boutique, Verve Donegal and for the ladies with blooming bumps this season, Chiq Maternity will be showcasing their beautiful maternity range. So whether you decide to get dressed to the nines or air out your Christmas jumper this event promises to be one of the best this Christmas,” Louise added. Tickets for the event cost just €25 and local organiser Louise has stressed that proceeds will go to very worthy local charities, Donegal Hospice and the Caolan Melaugh Fund.“This evening just wouldn’t happen without the help of so many people who have given their time and effort to make it such a big success. We are particularly thankful to Tommy and Bridget Gallen Jacksons Hotel, Paddy McMenamin our compere for the night, DJ Paddy Friel, Siobhan Kelly of The Gray Rooms, Rosie Boyle of Pure Boutique, Mary Meehan from Verve, Gillian Hamilton and Amanda McClintock of Chiq Maternity, Gabrielle McMonagle of Gabrielle’s Diary, Secrets of S Mum mammy blogger Maria Rushe and Liam Porter of Liam Porter Media.”Louise added that tickets are on sale at The Igloo, Ballybofey, Jackson’s Hotel, The Gray Rooms, Pure Boutique, and at Verve in Donegal Town.“We’re not quite sure what Rachel’s going to cook up on the night, but the tickets are already selling like hot cakes for what is certain to be a fantastic ladies night out. We really would advise not leaving it too late to get yours,” Louise concluded.Rachel Allen to give cooking demo in Jackson’s Hotel for Caolan Melaugh fundraiser was last modified: December 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Caolan Melaughcharitydonegal hospiceJackson’s HotelRACHEL ALLEN
Naomh Muire GAA News:The senior and reserve teams traveled the short distance to Falcarragh on Sunday for their division 2 league encounters.The reserves started the day well with a comfortable draw and indeed could have come away with all three points having lead by 3 points in the closing stages of that game. This result leaves them joint second in the table. The seniors had a excellent win when they had three points to spare in the second game. Goals from Paul ‘The Yank’ Boyle and Harry Harden (penalty) were the crucial scores as the lads put in another good performance away from home.This win leaves Naomh Muire joint third on ten points in what is sure to be a very tight league. Well done to both sets of players and management teams.Good luck to Peil na mBan player Saoirse Bonner, Keadue who will play for the Donegal ladies U14 girls’ team in the All-Ireland Semi-final against Roscommon on Saturday 13th June in Templeport, Co.Cavan. A great honour for Saoirse and the Bonner family and our club are very proud of your achievements with Donegal. An Ulster champion already this year and no doubt the all Ireland can be achieved by you and your team mates. We also extend good wishes to Clodagh Ní Gallachóir from Gaoth Dobhair who is on this team. Clodagh is no stranger to the Lower Rosses as her mum Suzanne McGarvey is from Rann na Feirste.Club Lotto 3rd June 2015.Jackpot €860.Numbers Drawn :- 4-9-10-11. No Jackpot Winner!2Match3. Tony Burke and Tony Gillespie, An Bhráid.Next Weeks Jackpot €920.And If Your Not In, You Can’t Win!100+Club draw winners for May. €500-Mark Sharkey, Mullach Dearg. €200-Dominick Sweeney,Rann Uí Thuathail. €100each- Martin Bonner, Rann Uí ThuathailRichy Carrothers,Baile Ciarraí. Jimmy Sharkey,Coilceim. €50each-John Anthony O’Donnell,Anagaire. Robbie O’Donnell,Anagaire. Anne Celene Boyle,Loch na nDeoran. Harry Harden,Mín Doire na Slua. Gavin Camphell, Rann na Feirste. Nora Greene,Rann na Feirste. Ciaran McGinley,Cál Chéim. Joe Glynn, Anagaire Thiar.The next draw will take place on 24th June.The Naomh Muire 100+Club draw takes place on the last Wednesday of every month. Remember we pay out €1,400 in prizes every month on the 100+Club. Still places left in the draw and for €20 a month,you can be in with the chance of sharing in the €1400 prize money!If anyone wants to join text the club phone and we will get a collector to collect the subs each month or we can sign you up for a Standing Order through the bank if that is how you would like to make payments. “If Your not in,You can’t Win”!The 100+Club is the major fundraising contributor to cover our Croke Park loan and assists in our ongoing Developments and was the major contributor in making our facilities state of the art and fit for purpose for our club members and community. Our pitch floodlights, two additional dressing rooms and Fitness room are testament to the strength of our 100+Club members support this past few years. Our club now has 18 teams competing in competitions in Donegal at Adult- Males & Female to Boys & Girls teams, and our club development is ongoing to strive for a better future for our club and members & community.GAA NEWS: ‘YANK YOU’ – CRUCIAL BOYLE GOAL SECURES VITAL POINTS FOR NAOMH MUIRE was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSport