PetroGazz sweeps Tacloban in PVL opener

first_imgRyukyu blows out Nagoya to enter Terrific 12 finals MOST READ PetroGazz got off to a good start in its campaign after setting Tacloban aside, 25-22, 25-14, 26-24, in the opening game of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Paneng Mercado led the Angels with 14 points while Mary Ann Mendrez and Ranya Musa had 11 and points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Musa, though, was vital in the clutch sending PetroGazz at match point, 25-24, before her kill block on Menchie Tubiera sealed their victory.Angels head coach Jerry Yee gave almost all of his players playing time as he didn’t want just the core of his squad to bear the brunt of the minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We wanted to let the others play because we have back-to-back games so it was like a little bit of rest for the other players,” said Yee in Filipino.There wasn’t much disparity in the teams’ offenses with PetroGazz holding slim leads in spikes, 39-33, and spikes, 4-2, but the Angels made a killing in their blocks with an 11-4 advantage. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Musa led PetroGazz’ aerial blockade with four while Mercado had three.Heather Guino-o had nine points for the Fighting Warays.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Mahaicony backlands still under water

first_imgRegion 5 flooding– Residents receive medical treatmentThe flood situation in many of the communities in Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) has persisted for nearly three months. Recently, farmers in the Mahaicony riverine communities have complained that they are still suffering losses, as the flooded backlands are where most farmlands and livestock are located. According to information obtained by this publication, the situation remains the same as flood waters in the backlands are said to be high.On Monday, a farmer from Pine Ground, Mahaicony River, told this newspaper that his cows are affected with diarrhoea, and worms dueScenes of the backlands flooding from Saturday in Regionto their prolonged stay in stagnant water. He requested that an anti-bacterial spray be provided for the ailing diary animals.The man who is also father of a nursery school student explained that between May and July, many children, including his, were absent from classes as the dam became impassable. This meant the parents had the expensive undertaking of transporting their offspring by boat, which reportedly costs around $2000 return per day per child. Farmers are calling for the dam to be converted into a road.Guyana Times further understands that sick residents, especially children were finally given medical treatment as a doctor on Sunday visited the Mora Point Health Centre as was expected and previously reported in this newspaper. While it was indicated that some children were still being affected by influenza and rashes, new reports stated that this is now decreasing.On Sunday, this newspaper reported that many farmers along the Mahaicony River sold their current crop of “seed paddy” on Saturday out of fear the flooding would destroy their future plots for rice cultivation.A female farmer had explained that she suffered much losses due to the prolonged flooding. The woman stated that she lost three calves and a number of crops. The farmer had estimated her losses at around $800,000 and appealed that her community be provided with food assistance.Guyana Times had reported too that the mosquitoes in the communities have since flourished with the stagnant flood water and are affecting adults and children. It was noted that heavy rains on Friday evening into Saturday morning only added to the misery of farmers and residents as the water had risen.last_img read more

RCMP looking for witnesses in local arson case

first_imgA case of arson is currently being investigated within Fort St. John.On Tuesday, July 26, local RCMP responded to a call of an attempted arson in the area of 108 St. and 104 Ave.- Advertisement -Upon arrival, police found a home under construction to have isolated fire damage within the building. RCMP concluded the damage was deliberate and could have potentially resulted in a more serious situation.The damage is estimated at $10,000 and occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on July 25 and 11:30 a.m. on July 26.Currently, RCMP has no suspects or witnesses and police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving this crime.Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the local RCMP detachment at 1-250-787-8140.Advertisementlast_img

Cats at greater risk

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There was a sizable amount of melamine. You could see crystals in the wheat gluten,” Sundlof told The Associated Press. Sundlof and others have not been able to explain why the chemical would have caused the kidney failure seen so far in the roughly 16 confirmed pet deaths, all but one in cats. There are anecdotal reports of hundreds more pet deaths. “It has a very low toxicity, at least in rodents. The problem is, we don’t have information in cats, and that seems to be the most susceptible species,” Sundlof said of melamine. Sundlof also allowed that the tainted cat foods could have contained higher concentrations of melamine than did the dog foods. Nestle Purina PetCare Co. said Saturday that it was recalling all sizes and varieties of its Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. Purina said a limited amount of the food contained a contaminated wheat gluten from China. WASHINGTON – A greater sensitivity of cats to a chemical found in plastics and pesticides could explain why they’ve died in larger numbers than have dogs after eating contaminated pet food, experts said Saturday. The small number of confirmed reports of pet deaths bolstered by a far larger number of unconfirmed anecdotal reports suggests cats were more susceptible to poisoning by the chemical melamine that tainted the now recalled pet food, officials with the Food and Drug Administration and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Saturday. “I am concerned we have a situation where we have a sensitive species and it is the cat,” said Steven Hansen, a veterinary toxicologist and director of the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control center in Urbana, Ill. Testing by the FDA and Cornell University has found melamine in samples of recalled pet food as well as in crystal form in the urine and kidney tissue of dead cats. They’ve also found the chemical, in apparently raw form in concentrations as high as 6.6 percent, in wheat gluten used as ingredient of the recalled cat and dog foods, said Stephen Sundlof, the FDA’s chief veterinarian. last_img read more

Tottenham emerge as shock favourites to land Barcelona-linked PSG star

first_img Ezequiel Lavezzi 1 Tottenham have moved ahead of Barcelona and Inter Milan in the race to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to reports in Spain.The Paris Saint-Germain forward is set to leave the French capital in January, with a number of clubs across Europe chasing his signature.According to Fichajes, Mauricio Pochettino is a big admirer of the Argentine, who also has a close relationship with Spurs winger Erik Lamela.And Tottenham are now confident the pair can persuade their compatriot Lavezzi to come to the Premier League instead of moving to Spain or Italy.Lavezzi’s agent revealed last week that his client would prefer to play in Italy but Tottenham are hopeful of beating off competition from Inter Milan to land the 30-year-old.last_img


first_imgA THUG who was part of a gang behind robberies which left staff terrified has been jailed for two years.Dylan Loughlin, 21, only escaped a five year prison sentence because he had admitted his role in the raids on a petrol station shop and a fast food takeaway, said Judge John O’Hagan.Loughlin – described by his own barrister Peter Nolan as ‘not the sharpest knife in the drawer’ – was also convicted of a separate charge of assault on fellow criminal Matthew Lafferty. Det Garda Alfie McHale told how Loughlin and some other men were spotted on CCTV in Bridgend on April 13, 2012, as they tried but failed to steal a car. They were seen walking across the Border.Some time later the PSNI reported how a terrified woman in Derry had her Renault Megane car hijacked at knife point as she returned to the vehicle with her shopping.At 9.30pm Loughlin asked for Stg£20 worth of diesel at the Top service station in Killea and when the fuel was put into the stolen car it had been driven off back into Derry without payment.At 9.55pm a group of masked men burst into the Go filling station in St Johnston. A young male member of staff was stacking shelves at the back of the shop when the gang arrived.“They were all wearing balaclavas; one of them was carrying what was described as a large butcher’s knife; they ransacked the shop and stole €5,110 in cash and two till drawers valued at 500 euro each. These were later found in Carrigans,” said Detective McHale.At 1pm the next day the Derry woman’s new Megane was found burnt out in Manorcunningham. It was completely destroyed.The second robbery took place the following month, said the detective.On May 2o the gang burst into PJs takeaway in Killygordon. Three males wore balaclavas – one had a large knife. A second person – Loughlin – was carrying a baseball bat.As two men took €560 from the till, Loughlin smashed up a cigarette machine causing €1,000 in damage.The car used in this incident was found abandoned in Raphoe the next day.The detective said that having viewed various CCTV footage they were satisfied with the identify of those in the gangs.He said Det Sgt Mick Carroll had led three searches including a house in Long Lane Letterkenny where Loughlin was living with an aunt.Loughlin was arrested and eventually admitted his role in the robberies. He said he was high on drugs and drink.Judge O’Hagan said he wanted to know the affect of the robberies on the staff of the premises in St Johnston and Killygordon. Detective McHale said staff had been left terrified and frightened by the incidents.Barrister Fiona Crawford, for Loughlin, said he was a man with limited education and background. She said he has been offered a job at Ferry’s Refuse if he was given a chance by the courts.However she accepted that Loughlin had refused to meet the probation service in the run up to yesterday’s sentencing hearing.Judge O’Hagan slammed Loughlin for his role in the robberies.“They walked away (after the robberies) as if it was a great day’s work – like all the stuff they see in films, we’ve got €5,000 – that’s a great job – well it wasn’t a great job, it was a silly, stupid escapade all of it being recorded on CCTV,” said the judge.He said the Derry woman had lost her car as a result.“It was somebody’s pride and joy, worth a lot of money to them. It was torched – burnt to ashes,” said the judge.He said Laughlin had a record for previous incidents including being drunk, abusive to gardai.“He was an undergraduate in crime, graduating to the serious business of serious crime with these offences,” said Judge O’Hagan.He said had Loughlin pleaded not guilty he would have had ‘no hesitation whatsoever’ in jailing him for five years.The judge jailed Loughlin for 2 years on each count, with the last six months suspended.He ordered that the February 2012 assault on Matthew Lafferty be taken into consideration.JAIL FOR MASKED THUG WHO TERRORISED STAFF IN ARMED RAIDS was last modified: February 12th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dylan Loughlinjailedrobberytheftlast_img read more

England under Southgate, including goals scored and one worrying defensive stat

first_imgGareth Southgate and England are ready for their first World Cup test when the Three Lions face Tunisia in Volgograd.It will be the manager’s first tournament game in charge since taking over from Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis in November 2016.Since then the team sailed through qualifying where they didn’t lose once and clocked 26 points en route to Russia. It’s a young team full of desire and even the boss can’t wait to see what they can do.“I think it’s going to be an exciting time to watch these boys play. I’m excited watching them,” Southgate said. 2 Gareth Southgate took over as England manager permanently in November 2016In a short space of time, England have scored 27 goals under Southgate and lost just twice. Marcus Rashford has played more games than any other player, while captain Harry Kane is the top scoring player with eight. Harry Kane has scored eight goals for England under Southgate center_img 2 And he’s already better than previous Three Lions goal getter Alan Shearer, according to big Al’s former strike partner, Teddy Sheringham.“Kane has more to his game than Alan,” he said.“He can hold the ball up, bring others into the game and can shoot with both feet, which Shearer wasn’t the best at. Harry looks like he can score from anywhere.”In the back line, though, England have conceded six of their 11 goals under the manager during the last 15 minutes of the game, which may prove a slight worry.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more


first_imgVincent Browne: Launched verbal attack on Mac LochlainnDONEGAL TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn has been involved in a ding-dong TV battle tonight over the assassination of two senior RUC officers.Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan were shot dead in an IRA ambush in south Armagh in 1989.CS Breen had been involved in the SAS killings of eight IRA members in Loughgall two years earlier when security forces bugged the home of a Provo leader and then ambushed them. Judge Peter Smithwick this week ruled that a Garda mole had “on the balance of probabilities” helped the IRA team in the killings of the two RUC members.Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams today described the IRA team behind the killings as brave.Tonight Sinn Fein deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn found himself taking on three other guests – and the presenter – on Tonight with Vincent Browne.Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan, the Sunday Times reporter Sarah McInerney and northern solicitor John McBurney, as well as Mr Browne, all condemned Adams and Mac Lochlainn for his views on IRA armed actions in the North. The Inishowen politician was challenged by Browne: “Do you think it was the duty of people to murder innocent unarmed people?”Deputy Mac Lochlainn responded: “Do you think it was the duty of Michael Collins to kill 500 RIC members during the War of Independence?”The Donegal TD said he wouldn’t allow people to accept the violence of the 1920s and not the 1980s.He said nationalists had fought a sectarian state during the Troubles. He also insisted that republicans in this generation had taken the vast majority of supporters to a peaceful resolution of the conflict.“I’m not going to have a narrative presented that there were good guys and there were bad guys,” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn. A clearly shaken and angry Vincent Browne said he didn’t normally comment on such matters and repeated the question.“Balderdash,” replied Mac Lochlainn.Charlie Flanagan said Sinn Fein’s comments would ensure they’d never get into Government in the Republic, to which Mac Lochlainn replied: “We’d certainly never go into government with you.”Viewers reacted angrily with one saying Browne was “brainwashed” while another described the RUC as the “Klu Klux Klan”. John McGurk: Said anyone who voted Sinn Fein needed their head examinedOther viewers said they’d never vote Sinn Fein as a result.PR guru John McGurk, who was doing the newspaper review, commented: “Anyone who votes Sinn Fein needs their heads examined.”TD Mac LOCHLAINN IN TV BATTLE OVER RUC OFFICER KILLINGS was last modified: December 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bob buchananDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnharry breenLoughgallSinn Feinlast_img read more


first_imgPICTURE: With the kind permission of John Soffe ( Check his Facebook page (,THE Donegal Chamber Orchestra will today perform the “world première” of a new six-movement piece ‘The Inishowen Set’ especially composed for the string ensemble by John McLachlan.The internationally esteemed Dublin born composer who lives in Redcastle has been working over the past few weeks with the orchestra ahead of today’s 3pm performance at Conwal Parish Church in Letterkenny.Since 2010 the Donegal Music Education Partnership’s ensemble has successfully worked with one Irish composer per season, promoting new music and commissioning new pieces for their repertory. Ian Wilson, Derek Ball and Elaine Agnew were involved in music making with DCO in previous seasons. John McLachlan is a freelance composer who is also active in the representation and promotion of Irish composers. He has had many articles on contemporary music published in various journals.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra features classical string players from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance.The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo (Artistic Director of the ensemble).For their February today in Conwal Parish Church, they will perform John McLachlan’s ‘The Inishowen Set’ conducted by the composer himself who also will introduce his new piece to the audience. The program will also include Karl Jenkin’s Palladio, Hindemith’s Five Pieces for Strings Op. 44, Mascagni’s Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Britten’s Simple Symphony Op. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Elegy for string orchestra and Bartók’s Ten pieces “For Children“ Sz. 39 arranged for strings by Leo Weiner.This concert is presented by the Donegal Chamber Music Society as part of their Sunday afternoon concert series “Sundays in Conwal” in association with Donegal Music Education Partnership. A recital of about 45 minutes of music. Admissions € 10/5. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information, (074) 9176293 / DONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERFORM ‘WORLD PREMIERE’ AT CONWAL CHURCH TODAY was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Conwal Parish Churchdonegal chamber orchestraJohn McLachlanlast_img read more


first_imgIt was the ultimate ‘Operation Transformation.”Eileen before the make-over.Patrick Gildea Hairdressers and Donegal Daily recently teamed up to give one lucky winner a luxurious Makeover at the fabulous new Salon.To win, Facebook fans had to nominate a person they thought deserved a makeover giving a reason why. The team were overwhelmed by the fantastic response from the public with literally  hundreds of people giving heart-felt reasons why they thought people should win.However there could only be one winner.June Doherty nominated Eileen Kelly as she has two daughters with autism and spends all her time and money on them.June said she “would love something just for Eileen” and Eileen was duly chosen as was the worthy winner! When Eileen came in for her makeover Stylist Rachael Ferguson noticed her hair was very dark and quite faded.Eileen looking stunning after her make-over.Rachel decided to lighten the hair in a beautiful ombré technique, this was then complemented by our in house make-up artist Aoibheann. Eileen got a complete transformation!Both Rachael and Aoibheann did a fantastic job on Eileen’s hair and make-up.Eileen was delighted with the results saying “I can’t believe the difference, I love it! “The whole salon was talking about how amazing Eileen looked! Of course everyone can have the ‘Woah Factor’ with a makeover experience at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. The Patrick Gildea Team are trained and highly skilled, they will ensure you leave the salon looking and feeling beautiful.WHO’S THAT GIRL? SEE THE RESULT OF DONEGAL WOMAN’S STUNNING MAKEOVER! was last modified: July 28th, 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:donegalEileen KellymakeoverPatrick Gildea Hairdressing teamlast_img read more