San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo makes GlobalPort’s Kelly Nabong think twice on an attempt underneath the basket. —AUGUST DELA CRUZLeo Austria didn’t sound boastful at all when he said that “beating San Miguel (Beer) is a big deal for any team right now.”And after five games in their PBA Philippine Cup schedule, the Beermen have remained untouchable as they continue to chug their way to a much-awaited confrontation with the only team listed in the pre-season as the one capable of spoiling its date with history.ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas leaves for Texas fight vs Gonzales Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track June Mar Fajardo scored 34 points to go with 12 rebounds and three blocks in another mammoth effort that bailed the Beermen out. He gets time to recharge for the game against the Gin Kings after playing 40 solid minutes Wednesday night.Austria admitted to being “excited” with the looming Ginebra game “because of the crowd supporting them (Kings). And it’s going to be a war.”GlobalPort couldn’t hold on to an 85-83 lead going into the final 5:26 and dropped to 2-3.Ginebra has the lineup that could match-up with San Miguel as far as size is concerned, but with Greg Slaughter not playing the last time for the Kings, the 7-foot behemoth is listed as doubtful for Sunday.Austria, though, is not about to bite.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ GlobalPort tried its hardest on Wednesday night in trying to put a blemish on the Beermen’s record, only to sputter when it truly mattered as San Miguel—minus one superstar guard—gutted out a 107-93 victory over the Batang Pier at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I was really expecting this kind of game; they (Batang Pier) were playing really well,” Austria said after his Beermen broke away only in the final five minutes to snap GlobalPort’s two-game winning streak.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 folkSan Miguel pulled off the victory with Alex Cabagnot out because of a foot injury. Austria needed to pull a rabbit out of his hat in Brian Heruela, who earned for himself another major stint on Sunday against Barangay Ginebra.“I am happy for my players who came off the bench, especially Heruela,” said Austria, who got 17 points, six steals and five assists from his backup point guard. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “We will prepare as if Greg (Slaughter) will play,” he said. “And you know coach Tim (Cone), he always comes up with surprises. We will be ready for them.”In the first game, Meralco annihilated KIA Picanto, 105-76, to snap a three-game losing streak.“They (Bolts) played with a little bit of purpose on defense right from the start,” said Meralco coach Norman Black. “We need to continue it when we play GlobalPort (on Sunday) and hopefully, take this kind of game into our next assignments.”The Bolts peeled away from a tight first quarter by holding the Picanto to 37 points in the middle two frames, picking up the intensity on the defensive end, which Black hopes his team would take to its next game and the ones following that.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
The move follows an agreement between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in at their summit in April.Sporting cooperation helped spark the current thaw between the two Koreas after the North sent a high-level delegation and athletes to the Winter Olympics held in the South in February, with the two countries forming their first-ever unified Olympic team — a joint women’s ice hockey squad — for the Games.Diplomatic efforts have gathered pace since then, leading to a landmark summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore last month.But the US has warned against easing sanctions against the North Korean regime, recently blocking a request by the International Olympic Committee to the UN that called for an exemption to allow the delivery of sports equipment to the isolated country.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nuclear-armed North Korea is under multiple UN sanctions for its weapons programme and banned from importing luxury goods including sports equipment, prompting officials in the South to search for local uniform makers.The South’s Korean Basketball Association (KBA), which is sponsored by Nike, will turn to a small local company to provide uniforms for the joint women’s team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We couldn’t go with Nike because of sanctions,” a KBA official told AFP.“We can’t have any brand names.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ NCAA: Cardinals overcome Chiefs late rally, improve to 2-2 View comments Nike will still provide uniforms for the KBA men’s team which has an all-South Korean roster, the official said.The Korea Canoe Federation, which is sponsored by Japanese sports brand Descente, has also found a local company to make uniforms for its paddlers on the joint team.“We measured the North Korean paddlers’ sizes after they arrived (on Sunday) and the uniforms are now in production,” a federation official said.It is the first time North and South Korea have formed unified teams to compete at the Asian Games.The two countries –- which are technically still at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty –- will also march together at the opening and closing ceremonies in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT North Korean cheerleaders hold the Unified Korea flag during the men’s preliminary round ice hockey match between South Korea and Czech Republic during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONESNorth and South Korean athletes in unified teams at next month’s Asian Games will avoid wearing kit sponsored by global brands like Nike for fear of violating sanctions on Pyongyang that target luxury goods, officials said.The two Koreas agreed to field joint teams in three disciplines — canoeing, rowing and basketball — at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2, in the latest round of sports diplomacy following the remarkable rapprochement on the peninsula.ADVERTISEMENT 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk
Members of staff of the EPA during the tree planting exercise in Sophia on WednesdayIn observance of its 23rd anniversary as well as World Environment Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday hosted a tree planting and beautification exercise in Sophia, Greater Georgetown.The event saw a number of staffers participating in planting 23 trees around the building, while others cleaned the compound and painted bins and other materials to beautify the area.EPA Executive Director, Dr Vincent Adams explained, “This here is a major milestone for us; of course, the 23 years of anniversary which is today, so it’s a nice kind of coincidence that we have both celebrations on the same day.”In terms of environmental protection, he said, most people are concerned about oil and gas; however, mining still plays a crucial part when it comes to the environment. Against this backdrop, the Director said he was glad that Guyana has countries to look at as examples, and hopefully not make the same mistakes.Nonetheless, Dr Adams gave a brief overview of what the Agency had planned to celebrate the occasions. “We have taken up some initiatives which is going around to the community, the local community here and beautify it, sensitising the neighbourhood and we also are going to be handing out bins to all the Government agencies in Georgetown,” he disclosed.This year’s focus for World Environment Day is air pollution.The planting of trees, he said, plays an important role in ensuring proper air quality. “Trees absorb, through their leaves, toxins from the environment and they give off oxygen and oxygen is really important … it provides shade that cools the temperature that helps mitigate against global warming or climate change,” the EPA Executive Director reminded.Dr Adams urged Guyanese to not take the environment for granted and to keep it clean since “if you don’t pay now, you will pay later”.World Environment Day is the United Nations (UN) day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.EPA Executive Director, Dr Vincent Adams (centre) preparing the soil to plant his tree
Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, trying to fill in the NCAA bracket, wondering whatever happened to Chuck Gulo, player of the year on Aquinas’ CIF basketball title team in 1972-73. Former San Bernardino Valley College football coach Ron Smedley was among nine persons inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday. Smedley was honored twice as California Community College Coach of the Year and conference coach of the year four times. … NCAA pool: If you get it right and win big bucks, make sure to report your winnings to the IRS. But then don’t worry about it, chances are you are not going to win. The NCAA bracket pools are probably bigger business than Super Bowl pools. And it is illegal. But as Richard Petty once said, “It ain’t cheatin’ if you don’t get caught.” Joining Smedley were Manny Fernandez and Ted Leland, Chabot; Glen Parker, Golden West; Neal Dahlen, San Mateo; Erik Kramer, Los Angeles Pierce; Bob Mazzuca, player at Stockton/Delta and coach at De Anza; Don Butcher, player at Los Angeles CC, coach at Saddleback; and Bob Troppman, Marin. … Richard and Michelle Smith of Redlands will get an assist from Lakers forward Luke Walton this afternoon during a $2,000 shopping spree at the Westchester Staples store. Smedley was an All-America tackle at Santa Ana College in 1960 and later played for the late John McKay at USC on the 1962 national championship team. His first head coaching job was at Damien High School before moving on to SBVC in 1976. In 1986, he was elevated to head coach, where he compiled a 102-53-1 record, winning seven conference championships and five bowls. The Smiths were winners of the Staples Easy Play Decoder Game. The Redlands couple, who are hearing-impaired and communicate with their three school-aged children via sign language, plan on buying laptops for each child. The Smiths were chosen at random and notified of their luck through a hearing-impaired translation service that interpreted the details. The public is invited to watch the shopping spree that begins today at 2:30 p.m. … What happened to the gloom and doom many NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers predicted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past Sunday? Nothing that careful and thoughtful driving couldn’t cure. They are the best stock car drivers in the world and they are paid to adapt to the conditions. And they did just that, for the most part showing patience that allowed them to finish. It’s true for all major league sports. If it were any easier, we would all be doing it. … Save the date: March 21. Chivas USA and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on that Wednesday at the Red Cross Donor Center, 100 Red Cross Circle, Pomona (next to the Cal Poly campus) from noon to 7 p.m. The inaugural “It’s in Your Blood” campaign last year proved to be a success so the Major League Soccer club and the Red Cross are doing it again this year. A Chivas USA player and team mascot will be on hand to sign autographs. … Smedley, part 2: While Smedley is best known for his football achievements, he was also quite a tennis coach at SBVC. He coached both the men and women and his teams won seven state titles. … The Quakes will be celebrating their 15th season in Rancho Cucamonga this summer. It doesn’t seem that long ago when they were still the Spirit playing at Fiscalini Field in San Bernardino. As part of the team’s promotional schedule, there will be 15 fireworks shows this season. There’s no telling why a fireworks show translates into a big crowd. The team will also give away dolls depicting Hall of Fame members Gary Matthews Jr. (maybe with lawyer Robert Shapiro), Matt Clement and Derrek Lee (running out a grounder to first). Additionally, the Quakes will bring in Steve Sax and Frank Tanana so older fans can get an autograph or two. … Damien, part 2: Mike Churchill, who recently resigned as head football coach at Riverside La Sierra for an athletic directorship at Dana Point, also started his coaching career at the La Verne school. John Monger, the Chino football coaching icon, was another who started his career at Damien. … Colleague and columnist Paul Oberjuerge thinks the area should embrace Cal State Long Beach while the 49ers are in the NCAA tournament. It promises to be a short stay as the 49ers open with Tennessee on Thursday. Head coach Larry Reynolds is a UC Riverside grad, and formerly coached at Cal State San Bernardino. He’s assisted by John Masi, the former UCR coach. The other area connections include Aaron Nixon, the Big West Conference player of the year out of San Bernardino Valley College, and Kevin Houston, the starting point guard from San Gorgonio. Reynolds’ contract is up after the season and there’s been plenty of speculation as to whether he’ll return in 2007-08. … Smedley, part 3: During his tenure at the helm of the SBVC football program, Smedley put together some solid staffs. He lost both Carl Ferrill and Carl Beach to Chaffey College athletic director Bob Olivera, who turned his school’s football program around with those two hires. Ed Riffalo, another assistant, is at Ft. Lewis College in Colorado. Smedley had many good assistants in his SBVC career, coaches who remain loyal to him after all these years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has revealed he almost joined Juventus.The Montenegro international is currently on loan at Inter Milan after struggling for first-team chances at the Etihad.However, the 25-year-old has revealed he almost moved to Juventus during Antonio Conte’s reign from 2011 to 2014.“During Conte’s times I was very close to Juve. There was interest, that’s certain enough,” Jovetic told Tuttosport.“They called my agent, though I never spoke with Conte myself. In the end I stayed at City.“I have no regrets, though a thousand things happened that didn’t allow me to play at my best. My experience in Manchester was fantastic.” Man City strikers Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic 1
Rosses CDP Dungloe News:The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Donegal Branch) :Dementia Aware Donegal (ASI Donegal & HSE Donegal ) as part of Dementia Friendly Communities is running a one day course on Monday the 9th November from 9.30 am to 4.30pm in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe to deliver a free one – day course for family carers for people living with dementia. This course is open to friends, neighbours and members of the community who would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s and related dementia and who might consider volunteering to provide home respite to give family carers a short break. This is course is delivered by Gerry Farrel. Telephone the Rosses CDP on 074 95 61686 for information or book a place.Tai Chi: Is starting back in the CDP on Wednesday the 7th of October at 11am.Ceili Classes in the Rosses CDP on Thursday the 15th October at 8pm. Every one welcome.Ceilí : On Sunday the 18th of October at 8pm in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe. Music by Michael Coyle. Admission €8. Light refreshments served.Rosses CDP Befriending Service: We currently have trained volunteers to visit older people in their homes in the Rosses Area for one hour a week to chat and have a cuppa. If you are living alone and would like a visit from one of our volunteers contact Norah on 074 95 61686.Annagry: Parent & Toddler Group in Annagry Hall on Thursday 1st October at 10am till 12 noon €3.00. Everyone Welcome, please come along. COMMUNITY NEWS: ROSSES CDP LAUNCH ONE-DAY COURSE ON DEMENTIA AWARENESS was last modified: September 30th, 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:FeaturesNotices
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2As a nun, Cheng renounces her earthly possessions and pledges to lead an austere life. She also gives up ties to her family, as now everyone is considered family. Ordination ceremonies are a rare event in the United States. The Rosemead monastery has ordained four monks and one nun since its founding in the early 1980s. “It’s even more meaningful for us to have monastics ordained here in the West,” said Venerable Hui Hsuen, a monk at the temple. “It means that Buddhism is becoming more established here in the U.S.” The ceremony consists of chanting and reading from scriptures, and is replete with symbolism. At the beginning, Cheng’s head is shaved, leaving a tuft of hair that her teacher and the temple’s abbot, Venerable Bhante Chao Chu, cuts off. He makes three cuts in the hair symbolizing three rules: To refrain from all evil, to do all good, and to strive for enlightenment. ROSEMEAD – The Rosemead Buddhist Monastery held its first-ever ordination ceremony for a nun Tuesday morning. Sandie Tran, 43, became Venerable Hui Cheng following an elaborate 90-minute ceremony officiated by senior monastic officials and attended by about 50 people. “I’m very happy,” Cheng said. “It’s hard to express with words. Since I was young I admired the peacefulness of monks and nuns, and wanted to be near them.” Cheng had been preparing for this moment for the past decade, serving as a lay minister at the temple and studying Buddha’s teachings. Incense is burned to symbolize the purity of a soul, while flowers allude to the beauty in life, and also its impermanence. Also in attendance were representatives from Catholic, Episcopal and Protestant churches. “All these religions are trying to help somehow in the community,” Chu said. “When they have events, I go there. Without any religious discrimination or bias, we work together.” Chu founded the temple in Highland Park in 1981 and opened it to the public a few years later. It was moved to Monterey Park in 1985 before settling in Rosemead in 1989. Chu himself chose to join a temple as a child around age 7 or 8 in Sri Lanka. As a novice nun, Cheng has taken the first step in her monastic career. There are two more “high ordinations” in the Chinese Buddhist tradition. “There is a lot to learn,” she said. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Where can I stream Brazil v Switzerland?Brazil v Switzerland is live to stream on talkSPORT.com, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio or through the talkSPORT mobile app. The 2018 World Cup is in full swing now, three days worth of matches played – all of which have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Sunday, there are another three games, the last of which sees Brazil take on Switzerland in Rostov. 3 3 The Rostov Arena will host Brazil v Switzerland 3 Switzerland: Hailed as the brightest star in Swiss football when with Basel, Xherdan Shaqiri remains his country’s most threatening player. Likely to seek a move away from relegated Stoke City this summer, the World Cup is the perfect shop window for the winger to show why he has the likes of Bayern Munich and Inter Milan on his CV.Predicted line-ups:Brazil: Alisson, Marcelo, Miranda, Silva, Danilo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho, Neymar, Willian, JesusSwitzerland: Sommer, Rodrigeuz, Schar, Djourou, Lichtsteiner, Xhaka, Freuler, Mehmedi, Shaqiri, Embolo, Seferovic Will it be a case of ‘Neymar dependencia’ in Russia? Key players:Brazil: In a team of world-class talent, it speaks volumes that Neymar quite clearly stands out. The phrase ‘Neymar dependencia’ has genuinely established itself in Brazilian football jargon, so you can imagine the panic when he suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle early in March.
A CO DONEGAL pensioner has died after a car crash.Eithne Gallagher, who was 82, was a passenger in a car which collided with a lorry at Cliffoney on the main road between Bundoran and Sligo on Wednesday.Gardai say the crash victim is from Ballyshannon. Her husband Jim, 86, a former Co Donegal GAA star was injured. He was driving the vehicleGardai in Sligo are appealing for witnesses following the crash which also left the drivers of both vehicles in hospital.A spokesman said: “At approximately 1.30pm a female aged in her 80s was seriously injured when the motor car she was passenger in collided with a lorry on the N15 (Sligo – Bundoran route) near the Village of Cliffoney.“She was taken by ambulance to Sligo General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The drivers of both vehicles were also taken to hospital.” Mr Gallagher captained Donegal to its 1952 Dr Lagan Cup success. He also represented Ulster in the Railway Cup.Forensic collision investigators are at the scene and diversions are in place.Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-9157000, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. DONEGAL PENSIONER DIES IN SLIGO ROAD CRASH was last modified: June 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 PENSIONER DIES IN SLIGO ROAD CRASH