Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay The Bolts haven’t seen action since Aug. 18, when they nipped Phoenix Petroleum, 107-104, and it is a layoff that was a welcome one as far as coach Norman Black is concerned as it allowed injuries on some players to heal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies 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 View comments LATEST STORIES Azkals eye Mid East training Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kelly Williams will man the post for TNT KaTropa in their game against Meralco Wednesday night. —SHERWIN VARDELEONMeralco tangles with struggling sister team TNT KaTropa on Wednesday, seeking a win to formally advance to the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Tip-off is at 4:15 p.m., with the Bolts shooting to become the third team to earn safe passage to the next round, and, more importantly, stay in the hunt for a top four finish which carries a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer, chasing to complete a rare Triple Crown sweep, will most likely play Terik Bridgeman against Rain or Shine in the 7 p.m. contest as the Beermen await the arrival of new import Terrence Watson.Bridgeman, who came in to replace Wendell McKines, was a huge disappointment in his debut last Saturday, scoring just two points and grabbing six rebounds in a 90-79 loss to Alaska in Angeles City in Pampanga.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’Management and coaching staff wasted no time and shopped around for a replacement, their third import in the season-closing conference. Watson is expected to plane in either late Tuesday or early Wednesday from the United States.But a ranking team official told the Inquirer that the Beermen would likely play Bridgeman against the Elasto Painters because coaching staff doesn’t feel that Watson would be able to have at least one practice with the team.
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Stuart Pearce is backing Arsenal to end Bayern Munich’s winning run and rescue their Champions League campaign.The Gunners are in desperate need of a result against the German giants on Tuesday night after losing to Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb in their opening group stage games.Bayern head into the match on a sensational run of form, having won all 11 of their games this season, and are favourites to triumph at the Emirates.But Pearce believes Arsene Wenger’s side can upset the odds and go on to reach the last 16 of the competition.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, the ex-England defender said: “They have had a couple of stinking results, especially the Olympiakos at home one. But I have a sneaky suspicion they will still qualify.“The only thing that might count against them is the last game Bayern play away in Zagreb and, if Bayern are already through, they might just field a lesser side and not worry about the result.“But I think Arsenal will get something out of the game tonight and they will qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.” read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s easy to move people, but harder to get vehicles down there,” Troupe said. “As we were pulling up, paramedics there who were stuck with no rigs were ready to take ours and hit the road.” “We dealt with a lot of cleanup injuries,” Jelin said. “We would camp out at what they used for fire stations, where there was still no power or water. If people could get to us, we treated them. We saw a lot of chainsaw and debris injuries.” Troupe, who has been a paramedic for 12 years, is married and has three children. He works out of the Victorville office of AMR. He started out studying fire service after high school and, in the process, had to become an EMT. “I found out then that I loved the medical field, loved working with people and doing problem solving,” he said. “It’s like a bug that bites you, to be able to provide calm and order to a bad situation. STEVENSON RANCH – Two paramedics who responded to a help call from the Gulf Coast were honored last week in the nation’s capital, recipients of the Star of Life award from the American Ambulance Association. Within five days of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, American Medical Response, the ambulance company serving much of the North County, sent 1,000 paramedics and emergency medical technicians to the devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Palmdale resident Matt Troupe drove one of a fleet of 30 ambulances loaded with medical supplies and equipment, food and water. Greg Jelin of Stevenson Ranch was part of the group that flew into Baton Rouge to help first responders who had been victims themselves or were trying desperately to keep up with the crisis. “When someone calls the paramedics, most of the time, they just need someone to be there and hold their hand, tell them everything is going to be OK when their whole world falls apart.” As a volunteer with his church, Troupe has also been a chaplain with the California Department of Corrections, providing counseling to prison inmates. Jelin, 36, started out as an EMT with Newhall Ambulance before the company was absorbed into AMR. His wife of almost two years is the assistant principal of a San Fernando Valley high school. “It was kind of accidental,” he said of his career choice. “I was studying premed, with the goal of being a pediatrician. While I was at Pierce College, I filled one of my general education requirements with an EMT class, which I really enjoyed. That’s when I fell in love with the whole job.” He transferred to the University of California, Irvine, and won an internship with an ambulance company. His training officer recommended him for a job and he was hired on the spot. With a 10-day-a-month (24-hour shifts) work schedule, he was able to transfer to UCLA and complete his bachelor’s degree in biology. He’s even put his time in at the head of the class, teaching the EMT class at College of the Canyons. “Some people are suited to an office job, but some people, like firefighters and cops and paramedics, well, they just have to be outside,” he said. “It’s a physical job and there are a lot of hardships, but I absolutely love it. “As an experienced paramedic, I don’t get the adrenaline rush that much any more, but to have the opportunity five, 10 or 15 times a day to go into someone’s home on what is probably the worst day of their life – people usually only call 911 once or twice in their lives – and help them, that’s worth everything to me. “We see people on the worst days of their lives and make a difference.” Jelin, who works out of AMR’s Moorpark office, also has been active with search-and-rescue teams from the Los Angeles police and Ventura County sheriff’s departments. He’s scaling back some of his activities to accommodate his newlywed and new homeowner status. “And the fact that I’m getting a little older,” he said, laughing. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 6, 8, 22 and 29 123. There was 1 winner of Match 3 Numbers. Nula Knox, Killybegs gets €60 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,550 and Match 3 is €60.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Kathleen O’Donnell, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,450 on 51 calls.Killybegs played Dromore last Saturday in the Ulster league in Dromore. Killybegs won the game 0-12 points to 0-07 which mean they topped the group. Killybegs will now play Castleblayney in the semi-final of the Ulster senior league on Saturday at 2.30pm in Fintra. Club Membership is now due. You can pay Rita Nolan or Kathleen McCabe.Family – €50 Single – €30Student – €15 Minor – €10 Na Cealla Beaga GAA host Strictly Come Dancing 2012 in the Blue Haven on Sat 24th March. Tickets are priced at €20 each and are selling fast. Limited tickets are also available at reception in the new Niall Mor Centre. Please contact Sarah Tully 086 3311733 or Fionnuala Cunningham 087 4175410 for ticket infoThe ladies team ask you to support them in the purchase of St Patrick’s Day badges that are for sale in the business premises in the town. The badges cost 2 Euro. One euro goes to the Donegal Ladies GAA and the other euro to the Carers Association.The club would like to express their sympathy to the family of the late Peter Breslin, Largy who died recently R.I.P. Peter was a founder member of the club along with his late brother John. May he rest in peace.There will be an Easter camp in Fintra from Tuesday April 10th to Friday 13th. Cost is €25 per child and €10 for additional child. County players from ulster will attend the camp. Each child will receive a pack for the camp. More details as soon as possible. To book please contact Joe McBrearty at 0877587553 or email@example.com GAA NOTES: KILLYBEGS was last modified: March 6th, 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:killybegs gaa notes read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The World War II Marines walked out of the theater Thursday, lost in their thoughts until a woman in the lobby asked them for their take on the movie they had just seen: Clint Eastwood’s “Letters From Iwo Jima.” It tells the story from the Japanese perspective of the bloody, 36-day battle for the capture of that tiny island in the Pacific that was key to the United States defeating Japan in World War II. The 2 1/2-hour movie comes on the heels of Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers,” which depicted the lives of the six men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi — in one of the most celebrated war photos ever taken. “I think this movie made them (the Japanese soldiers) more human,” said 80-year-old Chan Bachtel of North Hills, who was there at Iwo Jima for the real thing as a 19-year-old Marine 61 years ago. John Welsh, 82, of Granada Hills and Dave Swerdlow, 86, of North Hills were also at Iwo Jima. The men agreed to see the movie with me and tell me what they thought. Old hatreds die slowly, especially in a battle like this where both sides often fought face to face. They weren’t dropping bombs from 5,000 feet or firing Scud missiles. It was up close and very personal. Kill or be killed. If anything, the old Marines said, “Letters From Iwo Jima” could help old enemies from that era understand one another just a little better. The Japanese soldiers had mothers and fathers, wives and children, waiting for them to come home safely, just like they did, the men said. They felt the same fear, shed the same tears when a buddy died. “No side was lily white,” Swerdlow said. “There was good and bad on both sides, just like there is in any war.” It was a shame, though, Bachtel said. “If they had just surrendered, they could have saved 20,000 lives,” he said. Still, it is a Hollywood movie, and not all the scenes resonated authentic, especially a part where the Marines are landing on the beach and quickly running across the black sand. “We sank in that sand; we didn’t run. “We could hardly walk through it,” Welsh said. At one point in the movie, he leaned forward in his seat and whispered to Swerdlow, who was a medic at Iwo Jima, that the attacking Marines weren’t throwing enough grenades. “That battle was won with grenades and flamethrowers,” he said later over lunch. “They needed more of both. But as far as acting and photography, I thought it was very good.” Out of four stars, the old Iwo Jima Marines would give Eastwood’s efforts 2 1/2, maybe three. But they all liked it better than “Flags of Our Fathers.” “I tell you one thing,” Swerdlow said over an iced tea and tuna melt. “Seeing these two Eastwood war movies, I’m not joining up anymore.” The other guys laughed. At 86, he didn’t have anything to worry about, they said. — Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 firstname.lastname@example.org read more
James McCarthyTHERE are celebrations in west Donegal this evening as one of the area’s most famous sons (or grandsons!) helped Wigan upset the odds to win the FA Cup at Wembley.James McCarthy ran the midfield for the relegation-threatened Lancashire club who were 9/1 to beat Man City in the showpiece final.But a Ben Watson goal just before the end – from a Shaun Maloney corner – gave Wigan Athletic the victory. Glasgow-born James, who plays for Ireland, is the grandson of Paddy Coyle from The Rosses.But he won’t have too much time to celebrate – McCarthy’s side need a win against Arsenal on Tuesday in their battle to stay in the Premiership“This is unbelievable! This is some achievement for everyone at this club. We will enjoy tonight then re-focus for Tuesday,” said James after the final whistle.“What a group of boys we’ve got. This is a massive week for the club. We have to put on a show for the last two games of the season, Roberto Martinez has been different class. he plays the way everyone wants to play and he’s magnificent.” We understand a few bookmakers in the county will be crying into their hot chocolate tonight – with one punter in Annagry (with McCarthy connections) having €250 on Wigan to win….netting €2,250. CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS JAMES McCARTHY HELPS WIGAN TO FA CUP FINAL WIN was last modified: May 11th, 2013 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:CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS JAMES McCARTHY HELPS WIGAN TO FA CUP FINAL WIN read more
Donegal drivers are being asked to take extra care to ensure that their oil tanks are secure as the incidences of oils spills on our roads continue.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council said all drivers of agricultural vehicles, fuel delivery trucks and hauliers should ensure that their fuel tanks are secure as there continues to be incidents of oil spills on our roads.He said “If you run a diesel vehicle don’t overfill your tank and remember to replace your fuel cap properly and ensure that your vehicle is well serviced. If you see a problem, get it fixed immediately before it causes problems to others. “Apart from the cost to the Council to clean up these spills, these spills can be a contributory factor to a traffic collision leading to serious injury or the loss of a life. By taking extra care with your fuel cap, you are not only increasing safety on the road but you are also saving fuel.”Mr. O’Donnell added that oil or diesel spills on Donegal’s roads cause an unacceptable hazard to motorists, motorcyclists and threaten the safety of all road users.“Vehicles can skid, swerve and lose control on patches of diesel, endangering drivers, passengers, other road users, pedestrians and property.“Wet weather can worsen slicks and, coupled with bad light, can sometimes make them impossible to see. Diesel can take up to 100 days to break down so can remain on the road surface for a long period, often reappearing only during rain”. Apart from the hazards it creates it makes economic sense not to waste fuel at its current price and the cleanup of these oil spills is at a cost to Councils.Raising awareness on how to prevent this hazard“To raise awareness of the problem, and the potential consequences and dangers to all road users, the public’s help is needed” says Brian O’Donnell and he asks the public to remember the following simple steps:· If you run a diesel vehicle don’t overfill your tank and remember to replace your fuel cap properly – it’s money down the drain if you don’t.· Ensure your vehicle is well serviced. If you see a problem, get it fixed immediately before it causes problems to others.· As well as causing hazards on the road, diesel also corrodes the bitumen road surface causing longer term safety problems.· If you drop diesel on the roadway you could be recharged with the cost of repairing the damage.· Early reporting is essential. The earlier they are reported, the sooner they can be dealt with.· Promote education at haulage companies, drivers, farmers, bus companies, petrol filling stations etc. about the problems caused by overfilling, poorly fitted fuel caps and poorly maintained vehicles – all of which can lead to diesel spillage.“There is national recognition amongst motorists and motorcycle groups that diesel spills are a very real issue and it is in this context that we are trying to make progress in our own region. If we can cap this problem in Donegal we will be making a real contribution to solving a national, as well as a local threat to road safety”.Council urges motorists to ensure their vehicles are not to blame for oil spills was last modified: November 21st, 2017 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:councildonegaloilspill read more