PH gets clobbered by China in Fiba Women’s Asia Cup q’finals

first_imgRead Next View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines got clobbered as China flexed its might in a massive 117-43 beating in the quarterfinals of the Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Thursday at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in India.It was never a fight as the Chinese immediately went into the offensive from the opening period with a 33-13 lead to close the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Gilas Pilipinas begins Fiba Asia buildup Things became even uglier for the Philippines when it managed to score just a couple of points in the second quarter while China poured in 28 to go into the halftime break with a 61-15 lead.China is set to face the winner between Japan and Chinese-Taipei in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Li Yueru led China with a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double while Huang Sijing filled up the stat sheets with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists.Afril Bernardino led the Philippines, which ended its campaign sans a victory in four games, with 11 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTubelast_img read more

WATCH: Thirdy Ravena soars high for massive block in Gilas win

first_imgCavaliers send Suns to franchise-record 16th straight loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asia… World…Meet @ThirdyRavenaaa. 🖐😠#LabanPilipinas #SmartGilas #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/gFRVOQlqgb— ESPN5 (@Sports5PH) February 21, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMANILA, Philippines—Thirdy Ravena just showed he’s ready for the big stage.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title It’s no secret that Ravena, who played for 13 minutes in Gilas 84-46 win, is one of the most athletic players in the country and now the  world knows, too.The Philippines was holding an 82-39 lead with less than a minute remaining when Ravena found himself defensing a transition opportunity that Qatari wingman Nasser Khalifa Al-Rayes took.READ: Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over QatarRavena then decided to obliterate Al-Rayes from the face of the earth with a huge contest at the rim which looked like a clean block—but the referees deemed it an unsportsmanlike foul blowing their whistles with 53 seconds remaining.The controversial call saw Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao get his first technical, he got his second around 20 seconds later, after berating game officials on the foul.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Despite being the youngest of the Gilas Pilipinas players, Ravena made most of his playing time in the crucial game against Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers early Friday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View commentslast_img read more

Dawson Creek Rage kick off exhibition season

first_imgThe Dawson Creek Rage and Grande Prairie Storm met in Peace River Alberta for their first of three pre season games. It didn’t take long for Dawson Creek to draw first blood as young prospect Kevin Jenken was able to bury a rebound to get the Rage on the board. Moments later Grande Prairie found the back of the net for the equalizer. The game proved to be fast paced as both teams were skating hard and finishing checks. Rage Captain Scott Fellnermayr would then put his team up 2-1 with a power play marker. The Storm continued to chase and before the first period was out they managed to tie the game at 2.The second period was underway with Dawson Creek shorthanded. With just seconds remaining in the penalty kill Jason Wark took off on a breakaway and with a nice move was able to make it 3-2 for the Rage. This would spark Dawson Creek as just a few minutes later Rage hopeful Corbin Marcotte let a quick shot go from the slot, beating the Storm goaltender. Dawson Creek wasn’t finished yet when veteran player Lucas Recknagle put the puck top corner, making the score 5-2. Grande Prairie was able to get on the board one last time as the second period came to an end.With the score standing at 5-3 for the Dawson Creek Rage, the Grande Prairie Storm was pressing hard, but finding no luck in the scoring department. Rage goaltenders Jack Surgenor and Mike Readman stood tall between the pipes, with some crucial saves throughout the game. The game would end with the Rage sealing the deal with a 5-3 victory. – Advertisement -The Rage and the Storm will face off again Friday night, this time at the EnCana Events Centre.  Tickets are available online at www.dawsonco-optickets.com or by calling the box office at (250) 782-7443.  The game gets underway at 7 p.m.The Rage will host an open house at the EnCana Events Centre from 3-6 p.m. this Thursday. The public is invited down to join the team’s coaching staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of the arena and the team’s dressing room. Season ticket holders can also pick up their tickets during the open house, and those who purchase season tickets at the open house will save $50.last_img read more

Precision Take Over Bid

first_imgCalgary-based Precision Drilling Trust has launched an unsolicited1.61 billion dollar takeover offer, for the contract drilling company Grey Wolf.It gives the Houston based target firm an alternative to consider, to its planned merger with Basic Energy Services.- Advertisement -In a letter to Thomas Richards, the chairman and CEO of Grey Wolf, Precision said its bid was better than the Basic deal.Grey Wolf, which operates in the U.S. and Mexico, reported a profit of 169.9 million U.S. in the 2007 calendar year.last_img

Golden Jaguars made encouraging improvements against America FC – Coach Johnson

first_imgGolden Jaguars Head Coach Michael Johnson hails encouraging improvements following the team’s brief stint in the historic “Train and Play” camp held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Kelsey BenjaminWe didn’t want it to end, we were saying another five, ten minutes; such was our performance, we were in the ascendency, we were pushing forward and pressing. The lads have really taken on board what we’ve been doing over the last eight days against the best team we’ve played to date.”The words of Head Coach of the Golden Jaguars, Michael Johnson, as he recapped the performance of this young team after their third match played against America Football Club (AFC) at their home stadium, Estádio Giulite Coutinho, which has a capacity of 16,000.Despite the match ending 2-1 in favour of AFC, their second goal coming from a penalty in the second half, Johnson and his technical staff complimented the players for the way they performed.The host team took the lead towards the end of the first half but the energetic Guyanese team, which had been matching the AFC team play for play and pressuring them also, got the equalizer minutes later when a cross from Kelsey Benjamin into their area was put into the back of the nets by one of the home team defenders.Daniel WilsonThe goal came at the end of a good 10-minute period of domination by the mainly young squad here in Rio, which has a few senior players, including Captain Samuel Cox and Vurlon Mills.Johnson elaborates more on the game: “It’s not about the results, it just shows how we are improving, how the information is going in and how they are taking it on board and applying it.” He noted that it’s all good taking on board what is being taught but application of the knowledge is vital: “I think today {Monday} what we saw were lots of performances where they were actually grabbing hold of some of the key nuggets that I and Senior Coach Taffazul Islam Rehman have been teaching them about in the week.”While acknowledging that this is just the beginning of exciting times for Guyana’s football, Johnson pointed out that lots more work have to be done defensively and offensively. “We are never that perfect model, but what I can say is that it’s been a massive uplift from when we saw them first defensively attacking and attacking-wise to where we are now.He continued, “What we can see is that there is at least 40% to 50% increase in some of the ways and some of the performances just by being in the right positions at times – better starting positions, better places to receive the ball – so you are not now near an opponent, you are working off the ball. Not playing on the same lines, so now you are now playing off it diagonally so when you see the ball comes in on an angle, it allows you to see the game better.”He stated that little things like those, even off the ball, the way the players pressed high up which was not done before, it was done individually, which meant that sometimes when that was done individually, it allowed the opponent to pick the player off easily:“People get picked off, they get disgruntled and annoyed, but now we are going more as a team and you have seen that in the game. It was really pleasing to watch and, as I said, I didn’t want it to finish. Such was the nature of the game; we were enjoying it so much we didn’t want it to finish.”Like has been done in the previous two matches, all the players here were afforded the opportunity to have match time: “We had a really long, good look at certain players we felt had done really good over the course of the week but the second period when the other players came on, they stepped up; and that’s great, because what you don’t want to see is people moaning or groaning or not showing that passion. They responded in the right and proper way and it gives you another headache going into the final game on Thursday.”The Guyana-based coaches have been integrally involved in running the sessions during the initial days of the camp as it allowed the new tacticians the opportunity to assess and learn the players. The subsequent sessions, led by Head Coach and other members of the technical staff, have been tough but the players have been gradually adapting to the style of play, which was aptly exhibited against America FC.AFC is located in Mesquita in the state of Rio de Janeiro and was founded on September 18, 1904. It has been a regular in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A competition and has won the state championship seven times.last_img read more

Fire damage on crops is `cataclysmic’

first_img 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“This situation here is the worst I’ve seen in terms of impact on individuals, families, homes, businesses,” said Charley Wolk, who’s been farming in San Diego County for 35 years, and now manages hundreds of acres of mostly avocados, citrus and flowers. In San Diego County, where flames continue to eat into the dry, rolling terrain, the crop losses are greatest. County agriculture officials expect damage to dozens of commodities, from eggs to oranges, in the approximately 11,212 farm acres overcome by fire – enough to put a big dent into an industry that contributes about $1.4 billion yearly to the local economy. “It’s looking cataclysmic at the moment,” said Eric Larson, head of the county Farm Bureau. Avocados may be the biggest hit. California harvests nearly all domestically grown avocados, with San Diego County’s production leading the state. By Juliana Barbassa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wind-driven wildfires torching Southern California have charred fruit orchards, wilted flowers and littered the ground with avocados, delivering a devastating blow to area farmers already reeling from a deep winter freeze and the long drought that followed. The final damage for growers won’t be known until they’re allowed to return to their lands, but some estimate losses in the millions. last_img read more

DONEGAL ALZHEIMERS FUNDRAISER COMES UP TRUMPS AGAIN

first_imgThe handing over of the cheque for €20,300.An annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society in Donegal has again come up trumps raising a whopping €20,300.Pictured at the cheque presentation were Colm Campbell, Helen Gillespie, Nora Gallagher, Julie Mundy, Francis Mc Gee and Eamon Brogan.This annual fundraiser is sponsored by Tommy and Nora Gallagher. Organisers wish to thank all those who supported this fundraiser whether it was by playing in golf classic, making donations or by buying draw tickets.People’s support for this worthwhile cause is much appreciatedDONEGAL ALZHEIMERS FUNDRAISER COMES UP TRUMPS AGAIN was last modified: October 27th, 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:Alzheimer’s SocietydonegalDonegal Townfundraiserlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN WINS €25,000 OVER BABY DELIVERY DELAY AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL

first_imgA DONEGAL mum has been awarded €25,000 in damages over a delay in the caesarean delivery of her baby which left her having a ‘near death’ experience.Honey Larkin, who is 40 and lives in Churchill and is originally from Buncrana, had told the High Court in Dublin she nearly died.By the time she was brought to an operating theatre at Letterkenny General Hospital in January 2008 for surgery to stop the bleeding she had lost more than half her entire volume of blood. She has been suffering from post traumatic stress and has not recovered from the possibility she may have died.The hospital – represented by the HSE –  failed to check or sufficiently check or to recognise the sign that she was bleeding profusely and losing substantial amounts of blood.There was a failure to attach due significance and to take appropriate action in response to her distress signals.By the time Ms Larkin underwent a second operation to stop the bleeding, she was in parlous state and had suffered massive blood loss and a near death experience.She had told her counsel, Gerard Clarke, instructed by Callan Tansey Solicitors, that the experience was so traumatic, she and her husband had decided not to have any more children.Ms Larkin had taken a second case against consultant gynaecologist at Letterkenny General Hospital, Eddie Aboud, for alleged negligence and breach of duty.Mr. Justice Cross found the HSE liable for the delay which resulted in the ‘near death’ experience.He also ruled that the HSE was responsible for the traumatic stress and psychiatric injury which flowed from the negligent delay.The Judge also ruled that Dr Aboud should have been called to review the patient over three hours before the laparotomy to deal with the bleed when it actually took place. He awarded Honey Larkin €25,000 for the injuries occasioned on her due to the negligence.However the judge ruled that he Dr Aboud could not have done anything by the time he was called – as it was too late – and that secondary case was dismissed.Legally Mrs Larkin had sued both the HSE and Dr Aboud as she was a private patient at the time.DONEGAL WOMAN WINS €25,000 OVER BABY DELIVERY DELAY AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: March 1st, 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:000Callan Tansey SolicitorsDamagesHIGH COURTHoney LarkinNegligencewin€25last_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID

first_imgBoth our Seniors and Reserves were defeated on the road on Sunday afternoon against Strabane Sigersons. In the Reserve game an early Strabane goal set them on their way to victory but the lads can take some positives from the game as it was only their first outing of the season. In the senior game, Strabane led 8-4 at half time with the aid of a stiff breeze. The boys put up a great second half fight against the only unbeaten side in the competition but unfortunately ended up on the wrong side of an 0-11 to 0-7 scoreline. The seniors play St.Josephs from Glenavy, Co.Antrim this Saturday in Ballyshannon at 3pm in their final Ulster Intermediate League match. There is a possibility of a reserve match but it is yet to be confirmed.Well done to Calum Gallagher who lined out for the Donegal Minors in a challenge match against Longford last weekend.Good luck to David Walsh and the county team this weekend in their NFL match against Cork in Ballybofey. The Ladies are hosting their AGM this Friday at 7pm in the Pettigo clubhouse. All persons are welcome to attend. Training for the ladies continues on Wednesday at 6.45pm in the Lakeside Astroturf in Ballyshannon.There will be a foundation coaching course taking place in the near future at a local venue yet to be confirmed. All persons interested in taking part should forward their name to Matt Gallagher.GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: February 28th, 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:NAOMH BRID GAA NOTESlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: DETAILS OF DONEGAL GOLF CLUB AGM ANNOUNCED

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Ladies & Men’s Golf Committee AGM’S The Ladies Golf Committee AGM will be held on the Monday 23rd November at 8pm  and the AGM of the Men’s Golf Committee will be held on Friday the 27th of November. Nomination forms are available in the Ladies & Men’s locker rooms.CourseWork has started on the changes to the 17th hole.Placing on the fairways, within 6” has begun for the winter months. Pilates Classes.Introductory Pilates classes commence in the Club Next Friday morning the 13th of November at 10am.  See Notice in Clubhouse.    Thursday morning Bridge.  Bridge for beginners and Social Bridge takes place in the Clubhouse each Thursday morning at 11am. GOLF NEWS: DETAILS OF DONEGAL GOLF CLUB AGM ANNOUNCED was last modified: November 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:golfSportlast_img read more