De la Hoya changes the gun for a cannon shot

first_imgAFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFP Oscar de la hoya, former world boxing champion and promoter, is also very aware of football since he has a participation in the Houston Dynamo of the Major League Soccer. Before the first game of the season, before Los Angeles Galaxy, did not use a gun to mark the beginning as is done in other sports. He used a cannon.last_img

Team chemistry not the issue for struggling Thunder, Carmelo Anthony says

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pundits are quick to attribute their struggles to chemistry issues between their three superstars, but Anthony was quick to dismiss such claims.“We’ve never had chemistry problems. We like, and enjoy, playing with one another. It’s never been a chemistry problem,” Anthony told  ESPN’s Royce Young after the team’s loss to the New York Knicks over the weekend.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 folkREAD: Knicks shut down Anthony in 2nd half, beat Thunder sans Porzingis“We’ve just got to figure out how to do so, but there’s never been chemistry problems with this group. We’ve embraced this since we came together that this was going to be a journey for us, and that’s where we’re at.” Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) holds off New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec.16, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York.  AP/Bill KostrounWith the likes of perennial All-Stars Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in one team, many thought that the Oklahoma City Thunder would win the Larry O’Brien trophy this season and rank at least in top 3 in the Western Conference Standings.But through the first 30 games of the season, the team holds a meager 15-15 win-loss record and is currently eighth in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 2013 Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli sets come back MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Thunder’s offense has certainly been inconsistent this year, with the trio often taking turns and relying on whoever has the hot hand.Both George and Anthony are also used to having the ball in their hands for majority of possessions and the pair is still visibly adjusting to playing alongside perhaps the league’s most ball-dominant point guard.Still, Anthony continues to embrace the change and remains optimistic with the team’s chances of moving forward.“It is a different situation for me? Yes. Different dynamic for me? Yes,” he said.“Something I have to accept. Something I’m working on every day as far as my role on this team, what we need from me in order for this team to be successful. But this is, for me and the team, it’s about big picture for us.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson RELATED STORY:NBA: Westbrook says it’s his duty to make George, Anthony comfortable with ThunderSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

first_img“PSG? I need a week to be calm and analyse everything. These aren’t simple choices. At 40, you can’t make decisions in the heat of the moment,” Buffon told Sky Sports Italia after playing in former Italy team-mate Andrea Pirlo’s testimonial at the San Siro on Monday.“Do I speak French? No,” he added.Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi earlier in the day poured cold water on suggestions Buffon could step in to replace the French club’s number one goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola.Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe sports daily: “He (Buffon) is a fantastic goalkeeper, he’s very charismatic and is a true gentleman. I’m sure all the clubs want him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Buffon bowed out at Juventus on Saturday after 17 years at the club © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, May 22 – Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.Buffon, 40, played his final game for the Italian giants in a 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday, capping a 17-year career in Turin that harvested seven consecutive Serie A titles.last_img read more

‘Louis van Gaal didn’t like me’ – Rafael on Manchester United exit

first_img1 Rafael de Silva and Man United boss Louis van Gaal Rafael da Silva says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal never liked him – but he does not know if it was because he is Brazilian.The full-back, who joined Lyon last week after seven years at Old Trafford, admits he has heard rumours about Van Gaal’s distain for Samba stars but he admits, although he felt alienated, it was never because of his South American roots.“I know this history that he doesn’t like Brazilians, but I can’t say: ‘Oh, he doesn’t like Brazilians,” the defender told Globo Esporte.“I know that he didn’t like me, but if that’s because I’m Brazilian, I don’t know.”Van Gaal reportedly had awkward relationships with Rivaldo and Giovanni at Barcelona as well as Lucio, whom he sold when he was Bayern Munich manager.last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN TAKES FIRST STEPS TO REBUILDING HIS EMPIRE

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known businessmen is going back into the hospitality trade.Mr McGee used to own the Clanree HotelHugh McGee was one of the county’s most successful hotel and bar owners employing up to 450 people during the boom.His Clanmaca Group owned a number of properties including the Clanree Hotel as well as a string of bars such as Sister Saras and the Dry Arch in Letterkenny. However Mr McGee, a native of Gaoth Dobhair, had much of his large operation taken over by the banks during the economic downturn.He has been vocal in his criticism of Ireland’s banks comparing one move to liquidate one of his businesses to “the evictions of old.”He famously addressed 100 of his staff in 2010 when Anglo Irish Bank appointed a liquidator to six of his businesses.He declared “Buyer beware – I have not gone away and I have no intention of going away and will fight to the bitter end for the companies I built.” However the well-known businessman appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week applying for a bar license.Trading as Victoria Properties, Mr McGee was asked by Judge Paul Kelly if he had experience in the licensing trade.Mr McGee replied that he had been in the trade for 30 years.Gardai said they had no objection to the license application.Mr McGee’s solicitor Gary Clarke said that he was finalising the paperwork on the licensing application. One businessman who knew McGee personally said “It’s a credit to Hugh that he is still trading and still keen on rebuilding what was a very sizeable business empire which employed an awful lot of people.“I for one wish him all the best and I hope it works out for him.”DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN TAKES FIRST STEPS TO REBUILDING HIS EMPIRE was last modified: January 21st, 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:Clanmaca LtddonegalHugh McGeelicense applicationliquidationlast_img read more

MCGEE: ‘THE SAME CLOWNS THAT SLAGGED US OFF FOR YEARS WERE THEN LOOKING FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKETS’

first_imgGAA: Donegal star Eamon McGee has delivered a fascinating insight into the preparation inter-county stars go through in the run-up to the All-Ireland final. McGee is one of the game’s most fascinating players and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his opinions.In his latest column with The Irish Daily Star, McGee spoke about the pressure and external factors that effect players in the lead-up to the biggest games of their careers – the All-Ireland football final. However, McGee has revealed that he feels it’s much tougher for players who come from rural counties and explained that before the final in 2012 and 2014 leaving the house to complete mundane tasks like going to the shop was like planed like a military operation.McGee said, “It became an operation that had to be planned with military precision.“In the weeks before the All-Ireland finals in 2012 and 2014, I’d be sitting at home and I’d realise I’d need to get bread or milk or something.“I had it all worked out. What the quietest time of the day around the shops was, maybe waiting until it rained because there wouldn’t be as many about. “You did it to avoid being asked for tickets, or how to get into the post-match banquet, or how you think it’s going to go on Sunday.McGee also said it was eye-opener to see the same people that had been slagging off the team for years looking scrounging for All-Ireland tickets.“After we beat Cork in the semi-final, the phone was hopping and you’d be getting genuine hard luck stories from proper supporters.“But then there were the other clowns who you’d know had disrespected Donegal and were talking out of both sides of their mouths.“They’d been slagging us off for years but were now looking for tickets. That was an eye-opener as to how fickle and shallow some people are. MCGEE: ‘THE SAME CLOWNS THAT SLAGGED US OFF FOR YEARS WERE THEN LOOKING FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKETS’ was last modified: September 12th, 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:GAAnewsSportlast_img read more

String of sexual misconduct allegations made against Al Porter

first_imgA large number of unsubstantiated sexual misconduct allegations have been made against comedian Al Porter in the past 24 hours.According to The Times, it has been alleged that 24-year-old Porter has groped fellow performers and sent inappropriate messages to a musician after their appearance on Today FM.Four performers told The Times that Porter grabbed their crotches on numerous different occasions spanning several years. Today FM has acknowledged the allegations, and in a statement they said that Porter will be taking a break from his slot.“In light of recent events, Today FM and Al Porter have agreed that Al will take some personal time from his lunchtime radio show.”Porter has not yet commented on the allegations.String of sexual misconduct allegations made against Al Porter was last modified: November 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Al Porterallegationssexual misconductlast_img read more

Celebrations for Donegal businesses at All-Star awards

first_imgA Donegal restaurant and children’s fitness franchise are among the latest businesses to be presented with coveted All-Star Accreditation.Nancy’s Barn in Ballyliffin and RINKA Ireland were honoured to receive the best-in-class quality mark for indigenous businesses.The accreditation is overseen by the All-Ireland Business Foundation and signifies the highest standards of service and trust. Local entrepreneurs attended a special ceremony in Croke Park on March 12th to receive their awards. Donegal Town businesswoman Sarah Gillespie, founder of RINKA, expressed her delight that the ‘nerve-wracking’ adjudication process was a success.Sarah Gillespie, CEO RINKA Ireland at the Business All-Stars.RINKA Ireland, and its network of nationwide branches of children’s fitness instructors, already prides itself on its customer care and attention, especially to the children attending classes, but to gain outside recognition of this brings a real sense of pride.“At the end of the day, parents are trusting us with the wellbeing of their children – there is no role of greater importance! Now that we have the All-Star, parents can be even more certain of the level of care they will receive as a RINKA member,” added Sarah.“I couldn’t be prouder of my team of RINKA Kids Fitness instructors than I am today. They are the ones carrying the RINKA flag in their area and positively impacting children’s lives every day.” Also celebrating their recognition was Kieran Duey Doherty and his team at Nancy’s Barn. The restaurant is best known as the home of the world’s best seafood chowder, having won the Great Chowder Cook-Off in America in 2017 and additional titles since then.The Nancy’s Barn team at the Business All-Stars.Kieran said he was ‘honoured and proud’ to be accepting the All-Star Business award.He said: “It was a tough 5 stage interview over a few month period.“We are super proud to receive such an award for our wee business Nancy’s Barn Ballyliffin, and of course Ballyliffin village, the Inishowen peninsula and most importantly our beautiful County Donegal.“I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our fabulous staff, family, customer support, who believed in us from the beginning.” Celebrations for Donegal businesses at All-Star awards was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:awardsBusiness All-Star AccreditationBusiness All-StarsNancy’s Barnrinka irelandlast_img read more

Exciting Men’s Shed showcase to take place at Castlefin CPI

first_imgMen’s Sheds from all over Donegal will be showcasing their wares in the CPI in Castlefin on Wednesday as part of National Reuse Month.“Men’s Sheds have been to the fore over the last number of years in reusing materials and upcycling products,” says Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council.She continued: “And we are delighted to be joining forces with the Men’s Sheds again this year to help raise awareness during Reuse Month on how everyone can do a bit more for the environment by reusing products and materials”. “The showcase will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about how you can reuse products and what we can all do at home, at work and at play to manage our waste better.“It’s all about valuing the things we already own,” says Bogan. “By using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.“Donating, refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of reuse and offer people a chance to save or make money, get creative, learn a new skill and be environmentally conscious.“For instance, getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them, or borrowing books from the library all go a long way in cutting down waste and greenhouse gas emissions and we are asking everyone to go further in October and beyond by prioritising repair, buying second hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling,” explains Suzanne. “The Donegal Men’s Shed Showcase promises to be a great event and it’s an opportunity for anyone who might be interested in finding out more about Men’s Sheds, what they do and how to get more involved,” says Kathleen Bonner, Donegal Men’s Shed Co-ordinator. The event is being supported by the Irish Men’s Shed Association and Barry Sheridan CEO of the Irish Men’s Shed Association will be in attendance.This is one of a number of initiatives taking place during Reuse Month and other initiatives include the School Bikes Africa Campaign where old or unused bicycles can be dropped off at any of the six Donegal County Council/Bryson Recycling Centres in Dungloe, Carndonagh, Letterkenny, Milford, Stranorlar and Laghey or at any Men’s Shed in Donegal.There is also a chance to take part in the national #UpcycleChallenge19 were the challenge is to be imaginative and create something new out of something old and to breathe new life into an old or unwanted item or material.The event will run from 11.30am to 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 October, everyone is welcome and admission is free. To enter the competition, apply online at mywaste.ie and the closing date for entries is 25 October.For more tips on how you can reuse more at home, work and play visit mywaste.ieExciting Men’s Shed showcase to take place at Castlefin CPI was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

The African Book Trust: Getting South African books into libraries

first_imgThe African Book Trust’s aim is to have more South African books in libraries across the country, making local writing available to more people. Founder Griffin Shea tells us more about the project.Griffin Shea, founder of the African Book Trust, wants more South African books available in libraries. His passion for books is also shown in his store, Bridge Books in Joburg’s city centre. (Image supplied)Priya PitamberThe African Book Trust aims to expand the footprint of South African books. The idea is easy, yet effective. “We have a really simple mission: to give South African books to libraries across the country,” says Griffin Shea, founder of the trust.“That could mean a community library, a school library – any library where the books are available to be read and shared.”Right now, the trust is raising money for the first round of donations. If people want to get involved, there’ll be more information shared on the website, and social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.People want South African booksShea, who also owns the bookstore Bridge Books in Johannesburg’s city centre, is frequently contacted by people wanting to donate books, either to readers, book clubs or libraries.“The African Book Trust sets up a system so that we provide a curated list of books to libraries that want them.”The trust, he hopes, will create a virtuous cycle. “Buying more local books means we’re supporting local writers and publishers, so they can write and print more amazing books.“And we’re expanding the number of readers, by making books as widely available as possible.”More South African books in libraries means there’ll be more opportunities for South African writers to have books published, says Griffin Shea, founder of the African Book Trust. Here’s Veronica Nyathi (background) who manages the Bridge Books website, with numerous South African titles. (Image supplied)Nurturing a culture and love of readingShea describes getting a library card when he was a child as a huge moment: “One of the first milestones in life toward a degree of independence. How incredible is it to have a card that lets you borrow any book you want?”Growing up in a small town in the US, it was through books that he found out about the rest of the world. He says it also developed his love for writing and travel, which eventually became his career: journalism.From chatting to people who pass through his store, Shea has found that South Africans generally love to read, particularly adults in their 20s and 30s.He says it is “unglamorous, logistical issues” that get in the way of promoting a culture of reading. “How do we physically get more books to readers? How do we find out what people want to read? How to we tell people about the great books that are out there? How do we set up a microcredit system so small booksellers can take chances on different kinds of books?”Ongoing and future plansThe African Book Trust, says Shea, has been generously received. “I’m so fortunate to have a stellar board of trustees.”There are already plans to launch a campaign, #5books, to help decide which books to donate next.“We’ll be asking book lovers to choose the five South African books that everyone should be able to read,” he explains. “We’ll have a team go through the suggestions and whittle them down to the five best South African books.”The next step is to raise enough money to be able to get all five books into libraries that want them.“Eventually we’d like to build an endowment, so that we have more predictable finances and can guarantee a certain level of book buying from year to year. But baby steps!”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more