Gesta fails anew; Duno impresses

first_imgINGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 27: Mercito Gesta (L) lands a left hand to the head of Jorge Linares of Venezuela during their bout at The Forum on January 27, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPMercito Gesta suffered another hard fall while Romeo Duno sustained his rapid climb in the ring ladder Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) in the US.The Mandaue-born now San Diego-based Gesta bowed to Jorge Linares by unanimous decision, 118-110, 118-110, 117-111, in their battle for the Venezuelan’s World Boxing Association lightweight crown at The Forum in Inglewood, California.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Visa issues delay Ceres departure Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img The 30-year-old Gesta showed flashes of brilliance and aggressiveness in the first round, but once Linares, 32, figured him out, the fight turned one sided.It was the second time that Gesta, now 31-2-2 with 17 knockouts, failed in his world title bid. In 2012, he also lost to Mexican Miguel Vasquez in their duel for the International Boxing Federation lightweight title.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 folkLinares improved to 44-3, 27 knockouts, with his seventh title defense that set him up for a possible title unification bout with World Boxing Council lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia.The hard-hitting Duno, fighting out of Sanman Promotions of JC Manangquil and Dexter Tan, caught Yardley Suarez in a neutral corner and unloaded heavy bombs that dropped the Mexican with 1:07 left in the first round of another lightweight tussle. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The General Santos City-born Duno, being trained by Rodel Mayol and handled by Golden Boy Promotions, raised his record to 16-1 with 14 KOs. Suarez dropped to 22-10, 12 KOs. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Proven ‘winner’ Alex Mallari brings leadership to table at Phoenix

first_imgMallari was drafted third overall pick in the 2012 PBA Draft by Petron but was not able to complete a full season with the Blaze Boosters and he was dealt to sister team San Mig Coffee.But it was in Magnolia that Mallari blossomed into one of the finest role players as an off guard leading to four straight titles including the Grand Slam.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 ChrissAnd it’s this quality that got Phoenix head coach Louie Alas’s attention when the Fuel Masters traded for Mallari.“Mallari’s a veteran and he’s a winner,” said Alas Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center during the PBA Draft Combine. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Mallari was traded to the Kia franchise in 2016 and was then dealt to NLEX where he averaged 6.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in the Governors’ Cup.For the 6-foot-4 wingman, getting Alas’ nod not just through his play but also for his experience immediately gave him a bit of pressure to contribute to the Fuel Masters.“That’s a lot of pressure I guess, I value that stuff coming from him,” said Mallari. “I had a little bit of leadership experience with Kia so it shouldn’t be new to me, I can give them that. I’m just here to do my job.”Mallari already owns four titles, and that’s four more than what the Phoenix franchise has, but he’s also excited with paying with Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright.“The first thing I thought about was Calvin and everything he brings,” said Mallari. “He has this unorthodox wild chaotic play. I’m actually excited to play with Matt and the new guys and they’ve got a lot of talent for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MANILA, Philippines—It cannot be denied that Alex Mallari has a wealth of experience in his relatively young PBA career.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nikola Vucevic leads Magic over Bulls in Mexico City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Accessibility Awareness Day on Friday

first_imgFort St. John City Councilors and members of the media will be hitting the pavement in wheelchairs this Friday. The Rick Hansen Foundation will be collaborating with SPARC BC and Measuring up the North, to host Access Awareness Day on May 29th. Spokersperson Lori Slater says the event will take participants through a planned route through the city. – Advertisement -She says it will give participants a chance to feel what it’s like to use a wheelchair in everyday activities. [asset|aid=1427|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=39c0c01f2483ce1f27c5cb512060a212-Slater 1_3_Pub.mp3] There will be around 12 participants attending the event. Wheelchairs are being donated by several organizations and individuals.Advertisement Slater says she hopes it doesn’t rain on Friday, but she might continue the event even if it does. [asset|aid=1428|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=39c0c01f2483ce1f27c5cb512060a212-Slater 2_3_Pub.mp3] Anyone interested in participating can call Lori Slater at 250-787-1912. Slater says if there are no wheelchairs available, those interested can walk the route.After the event, Slater says there will be an information session on accessibility at the North Peace Leasure Pool, around 5:30 pm.Advertisementlast_img read more

Massive crowd expected to attend Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Fayre

first_imgFEATURES: A massive crowd is expected to attend The Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Show this weekend. The dazzling event is expected to attract hundreds from all over Donegal as The Shandon Hotel and Spa plays host to the Perfect Bliss Wedding Show.With an array of local Wedding Suppliers in attendance to cater for all couples Special Day requirements and closing with an on-trend Catwalk from the PB Models from 4:30pm. Organisers are also providing complimentary admission for all patrons who attend the show.Couples will be given the opportunity to speak to the Shandon’s Wedding Team about the first class products/services available for your Special Day, as well as viewing the Suites and Sea views available from the Hotel – both out of this world!With first-hand experience of the highest welcome, accommodation, food and drink that awaits you at The Shandon Hotel & Spa we can undoubtedly recommend this Venue to any engaged couple.. Come along between 2pm & 5pm this Sunday 2nd October 2016 and see for yourself!Bar food is served all day!Review of The Shandon Hotel and Spa – by Perfect Bliss Wedding Show: Our Stay At The Shandon Hotel & Spa:“So before we lose our weekends and all the madness of the shows begin next month we decided to treat ourselves to an overnight stay in the amazing Shandon Hotel and Spa and what a treat it was!!“The hotel is located in such a beautiful location, the stunning views were the first indication of the amazing stay that awaited us. Upon arrival we were greeted in the modern and chic reception by the very friendly staff who checked us in and showed us off to our room were another treat lay beyond the door – the amazing junior suite decorated to perfection and overlooking the stunning Sheephaven Bay. Champagne and an assortment of delicious deserts waited for us inside – the perfect start to a perfect stay! “After relaxing for a while in our beautiful suite we made our way down to the newly refurbished bar with an open turf fire & a view over the bay, where we enjoyed a selection of expertly made cocktails and took in the ambience. With a vast menu of fine wines and craft beers and delicious bar food we were spoilt for choice however we had a table booked in the restaurant so made our way there for dinner. “Again greeted with amazing views, welcoming staff and a fantastic menu we would highly recommend the filet steak which was cooked to perfection and served with seasonal vegetables, potatoes and gravy. The restaurant has a lovely relaxing ambience to it and after dinner we enjoyed a few drinks whilst taking in the stunning views.T”o top off an already amazing stay we spent a very relaxing few hours in the tranquil spa with choice of first class treatments, pool, outdoor hot tub and beautiful views!  The Shandon was an all-round 5 star stay and the perfect ending to a wonderful summer break! We cannot wait until our PB Wedding Show there on the 2nd October and we hope you can join us and check out this stunning hotel for yourself!” Massive crowd expected to attend Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Fayre was last modified: September 30th, 2016 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:CrowdnewsPerfect BlissShandon Hotel and Spashowwedding fayrelast_img read more

‘The season hasn’t even started and I don’t even want to watch Arsenal!’

first_imgEvery weeknight, from 10pm-1am UK time, football fans of all club colours call Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar show on talkSPORT to have their say on what matters to them.This week, Andy – joined by journalist and Arsenal supporter Matt Scott – took calls from Gunners fans with differing views on the direction the club is taking.On the one side was Arsenal supporter Femi, a self-described “optimist” who’s “feeling great about the new season” and believes the club will challenge on all fronts.“It’s not about [signing] marquee names, it’s who you bring through,” Femi explained on talkSPORT. “I admire Arsene’s philosophy of bringing unknown players [in] and mixing that with youngsters.“When you get the right balance you can achieve success.”In contrast, fellow Arsenal fan Valentine complained that “it’s becoming embarrassing. The season hasn’t even started yet and I don’t even want to watch Arsenal.“It’s the same old, same old, for 12 years.”Listen to the full podcast of Arsenal fans discussing the situation at their club, in the audio player above.LISTEN LIVE TO TALKSPORT HERElast_img read more

Neymar not 100% but ready to deliver World Cup glory, says Brazil coach Tite

first_img 2 The PSG man scored in both of Brazil’s recent friendlies Neymar has been sporting a new bleach blond hairstyle in Brazil training 2 Brazil coach Tite admits talisman Neymar is not yet fully fit, but is ready to make an impact at the World Cup in Russia.The captain of the national team suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle back in February whilst playing for Paris Saint-Germain. However, he has since recovered in time to feature in Brazil’s last two friendlies; scoring in both games.As a result, he is expected to start against Switzerland on Sunday in Rostov-on-Don with Tite admitting he is not yet 100% fit.“Neymar is still not 100 per cent, but he is very privileged physically,” said Tite, in quotes reported by fifa.com.“The level he has displayed in his sprints in high velocity has been impressive. But still he has something to gain.“It should happen sooner rather than later, hopefully.” Despite suffering a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of eventual winners Brazil in2014, the Selcecao are favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on July 15 and make it a record sixth haul.After winning 12 of their 18 matches in qualifying, Tite is confident his side can continue their winning mentality into their group E games and beyond.“The work we have done elevates the expectations, but also brings us peace,” he added.“I am very happy about the level of performance we have showed so far.“I hope we can now reproduce this under pressure.”last_img read more

ARDARA NOMINATE ANTHONY HARKIN FOR DONEGAL MANAGER’S JOB

first_imgSo who will fill this man’s shoes?THERE’S MORE horses in the field in the race to succeed Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager after Ardara nominated Anthony Harkin for the job before the deadline last night.Harkin is highly rated; as are the other three who are known to have bid for the job.Anyone who thought that going for this position was a poisoned chalice can think again – there’s a determination in this county to keep the Donegal success rolling now that Jim has gone. And with Michael Murphy saying the players are ready to get behind whoever the next manager is, it may not be the unforgiving job some in the Dublin (and some local) media would have you believe.More twists and turns ahead….. ARDARA NOMINATE ANTHONY HARKIN FOR DONEGAL MANAGER’S JOB was last modified: October 18th, 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:Anthony HarkinArdaradonegalGlentiesManagerlast_img read more

DONEGAL FAMILY’S BITTER DISPUTE OVER GRANDMOTHER’S WILL

first_imgA Donegal family are at the centre of a bitter dispute after three sons sued their father over their late grandmother’s will.The High CourtMr Justice Paul Gilligan described as an unfortunate family dispute a case brought by David, Paul and Denis Ginnane against their father John Ginnane. It arises out John’s intention to sell his late mother Agnes Ginnane’s home in Buncrana, to pay back monies owed to KBC Bank.Mrs Ginnane died in November 1996, and in a will made earlier that year, left the bulk of the estate to John, her only child. She also bequeathed IR£10,000 to each of her five grandchildren.The three brothers claimed they never got that money and only became aware of the contents of the will a few years ago.They claimed that prior to her death their father had took over their grandmother’s assets to the extent that by the time she passed away there was effectively nothing left to be administered in her estate.They claimed their parents went on a spending spree and acquired assets including new cars, a boat and made improvements to their home.However they got into financial difficulties following the economic crash, and the three brothers said they were galled that their grandmothers house, which had been mortgaged by their father, was effectively owned by a bank.As a result the three are seeking damages for alleged breach of duty and for alleged negligence.Their action is against their father John Ginnane, a bank official of Lohunda Park, Clonsilla, Dublin, who opposed the application. Urging the court to strike out the case Mr Ginnane denied any wrongdoing and said he had more than provided for his sons.He had to sell the house for €150,000 to restructure his mortgage to KBC and had found a buyer, he said.Proceedings were also brought against other parties including a solicitors firm that advised the late Agnes Ginnane, KBC Bank and the Property Registration Authority. The claims are denied.As part of their claim, Denis Ginnane, of Tir Danu, Cooragloon, Kells, Co Meath, Paul, with an address in Prague, and David, of Cockhill Road, Buncrana, initially wanted an injunction to be put in place preventing their father from selling the grandmothers home at Grianan Park, Buncrana, until the action has been determined by the court.On Wednesday, they told Mr Justice Gilligan they were happy for the property to be sold, and that the proceeds of the sale be lodged in court until the case has been finally determined.Mr Justice Gilligan refused to grant the brothers an injunction, and cleared the way for the house to be sold.He said the brothers’ application for an injunction was based on a number of misunderstandings.Before the late Mrs Ginnane died she entered into a joint tenancy in respect of the house in Buncrana with her son. The court could not see anything wrong with that transfer.In addition the bank accounts she used were in joint name of the late Mrs Ginnane and John Ginnane. On her death these assets all legally transferred to John Ginnane, the judge said.No evidence was put before the court to show there was anything untoward with this, the Judge said.While their grandmother had made provision for them in the will, it appeared at this stage there were no assets left in her estate at the time of her death.The Judge said it was an unfortunate dispute involving members of the same family. It was regrettable that attempts to resolve the matter resolved through mediation had not worked out, he said.Reminding the parties of the potential costs involved, the Judge added that careful consideration should be given about bringing the matter any further.DONEGAL FAMILY’S BITTER DISPUTE OVER GRANDMOTHER’S WILL was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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:buncranaHIGH COURTwilllast_img read more

By the book! Donegal libraries to get €230,000 in funding

first_imgGovernment Chief Whip Joe McHugh has announced €230,000 is to be invested in the county’s library services.The funding is part of a new national Government strategy for local libraries being rolled out by Rural Affairs and Communities Minister Michael Ring.“I am delighted to be able to announce the Donegal allocation from this €3.7M funding today,” said Minister McHugh. “A new library strategy is being developed and will be launched early in 2018 and is aimed at increasing both the membership and the use of our public libraries.“Minister Ring has allocated €172,000 to Donegal with Donegal County Council providing matching funds of €57,500.”The funding will help the promotion of the library service, the development of the library workforce and continuing development of quality services that will attract an increased number of users and members over the five-year period of the strategy.Deputy McHugh added “The investment by central and local government here in Co Donegal will significantly modernise the public library service, enhancing the range and quality of services available to users and, most importantly, providing a strong base to underpin the launch of the new library strategy in 2018. “I want to thank Minister Ring for his support in this initiative which is very welcome news for Donegal.”By the book! Donegal libraries to get €230,000 in funding was last modified: November 9th, 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:donegalfundingLIBRARIESMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more

ENT equipment helps save lives

first_imgPieter Twine (MySchool General Manager), Roxy Mitchell from the Children’s Hospital Trust, patient Tyrone Siljeur and Silva Kuschke, Chief Audiologist at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. (Image: Children’s Hospital Trust)Children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will now have specialist ear, nose and throat (ENT) equipment with the help of the Woolworths My School programme.The retailer and hospital celebrated the handover of a R400 000 donation – raised through their 2015 Christmas campaign – to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fund-raising arm of the hospital in Cape Town.The Trust will use the gift to purchase specialist ENT equipment. It will enable the hospital to save the lives of children with life-threatening ailments and test the hearing of hundreds of other children.Much needed gearA high speed otologic drill is among the first pieces of equipment bought with the funds. This highly specialised piece of surgical equipment will be used on children who suffer from cholesteatoma; a disease of the middle-ear that can lead to death when untreated.A specialist microscope used for examination and diagnosis to prevent hearing loss will also benefit the hospital’s out patients. This will assist in more accurate and effective diagnoses, and improved procedures, which, in turn, will help the hospital maintain its high standards of paediatric care.The Christmas campaignThe My School, My Village and My Planet fundraising programmes is one of the biggest in South Africa. It raises essential funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations by encouraging cardholders to swipe their cards at retail partners. In turn, retailers donate a percentage of the purchase value to the beneficiary of the buyer’s choice.The Woolworths Christmas Giving campaign was supported by international music sensation Pharrell Williams. Woolworths customers donated to the campaign every time they used their linked cards in a store between the 5 November and 25 December 2015.Louise Driver, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust, said: “Woolworths and My School are such valued supporters of the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.“As benefactors of their annual Christmas Campaign, the Trust has have been able to purchase much-needed ENT equipment to perform life-changing operations and interventions on children who suffer from severe ear disease, ensuring that they regain or do not lose their ability to hear. We want to thank them for their generous donation, as well as all the customers who swiped their cards while shopping. Every little swipe has made a huge difference in a child’s life.”Pieter Twine Woolworth’s manager of Loyalty and My School, said: “We are delighted that our customers were part of this successful campaign to give the gift of hearing to South African children in need.“The funds raised for this was in addition to our normal contributions to customers’ beneficiaries. So, it was an easy way for them, at no extra cost, to participate in the essential, but very expensive upgrade of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s ENT equipment.   The festive season should always be about giving, and it is such a pleasure to help to improve children’s access to specialist medical care.”last_img read more