Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “We only won one game and we haven’t won a championship yet. So we’re still the underdog,” said Fernandez. “They beat us twice and they’re still the best. If you total it, they’re 18-1 and we’re 17-2. So they’re still the favorites for this.”What Fernandez won’t take away from his boys, though, is the way they fought from behind and pulled away the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSan Beda saw itself down, 62-45 early in the third quarter before Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua buckled down to work and got their team back in the game, setting up the close finish in the fourth period.“I just give credit to my players today. We’re down by more than 12 points and they never gave up,” he said, applauding how hard the Red Lions worked to put the first dent in the Pirates’ armor. Nguyen knocks out Folayang for ONE lightweight title MOST READ More than anything, Fernandez is glad to show that his boys also have hearts as big as Lyceum’s in this title retention bid.“People said the heart of LPU is really big, I think the heart of my players are really big as well. So we just matched up on that.”However, with a chance to sweep the Finals series next Thursday, the multi-titled mentor acknowledged that San Beda must up the ante if it wants to close the series out on Game 2.“We’re happy to get this one because it’s my boys who really stepped up in this game. But we need more heart and energy and we have to match them. But it’s going to be our composure, especially the championship experience, which we have to bank on until the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEven with San Beda nearing another title after a Game 1 win, coach Boyet Fernandez refused to shed the underdog tag for his team.The Red Lions dealt Lyceum its first loss of NCAA Season 93, 94-87, and could wrap up the championship series next Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 View comments
Wedding house shooting…remanded to prisonThe two suspects who are alleged to have shot three persons at a wedding house at 89 Hampshire, Corentyne Berbice on December 23 were on Friday remanded to prison on attempted murder charges.Tameshwar Khemraj, also called ‘Rambo,’ 31, a barber of Lot 173 Nigg Settlement, and Devendra Harrichand, also called ‘Bara’, 31, of Lot 138 High Reef, Albion, were on Friday arraigned before Magistrate Renita Singh on three charges:(a) Attempting to murder Terry Ramsammy, 21, a labourer of Hampshire (b) Attempting to murder Nicholas Beharry, 24, of Hampshire Squatting Area; and (c) Feloniously wounding Samuel Samaroo, 28, of Hampshire.The prosecution objected to bail being granted the defendants on ground of the seriousness of the offence and because Ramsammy is still hospitalized. Additionally, the Prosecution argued that firearms were used, and Harrichand has a pending matter before the court. An arrest warrant had been issued for him, since he has absented himself from court on a number of occasions.Attorney-at-law Mursalin Bacchus, representing the two defendants, said the fact that they surrendered shows intent to cooperate with law enforcement. He also told the court that no firearm was recovered.In response to Ramsammy still being hospitalized, Bacchus said the prosecution produced no evidence to prove this.Magistrate Singh told Bacchus that Harrichand failed to mention he was previously before the court on another matter. She said the court had issued an arrest warrant for him after he failed to produce himself on a charge of harbouring fugitive Stafarei Alexander.Both defendants were remanded, and are scheduled to return to court on January 16.After being on the run for more than one week, the two defendants, on Thursday last, surrendered themselves to the Police, accompanied by their attorney.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Dozens of parents are expected to turn out at a meeting tonight to speak against the proposed closure of Dolores Huerta Elementary School by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. The district’s school board is scheduled to vote tonight on whether to close the school as a way to save $570,000 a year in operational costs. Officials say the school has suffered in recent years from declining enrollment. But supporters of the school, who held a rally in front of the district’s headquarters early Monday morning, want Huerta kept open. They plan to pack tonight’s board meeting. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.
WORKERS: The County Federation of Labor will renegotiate contracts for more than 200,000. By Rick Orlov STAFF WRITER Los Angeles County’s largest and most powerful labor union is bracing for one of its busiest years in recent history as contracts for more than 200,000 workers are up for renegotiation. But the turmoil has quieted and this year saw only protracted negotiations for a new grocery-worker contract as the federation has joined immigration activities and sought out new affiliations. “Maria Elena has done well in coordinating and consolidating her power,” said Kent Wong of the UCLA Labor Center. “She has a lot of respect among all the unions, and she has spent her time running the County Fed. It’s a big job.” The federation saw some success in organizing security guards, but efforts to unionize and get a living wage for workers at hotels near Los Angeles International Airport have been blocked by the business community in one of its rare fights against labor. “It was one of the few times in recent years that we saw the business community step up to fight the unions,” said Tom Hogan-Esch, a political science professor at California State University, Northridge, and from the Center of Southern California Studies. “The business community was concerned that the living wage plan would be applied on a geographic basis and if it could apply to the hotels around LAX, it could be applied anywhere. Business is tremendously concerned about this as a precedent.” But what may be more surprising, he said, is just how many times the business community goes along with the labor movement’s agenda – a testament to its political power in the region and the state. “In some respects, Los Angeles labor is in a better position than labor across the country. It has recognized the changing economy and adapted to it. Los Angeles is probably one of the few bright spots nationally among unions,” he said. Theme is rebuilding middle class Durazo said a key union concern now is dealing with a growing wage gap in California. Citing a report showing 40 percent of new jobs pay less than $11 an hour, Durazo said the union has been working on a theme of rebuilding the middle class. “We can’t do that at $11 an hour,” Durazo said. “What you are talking about when you have that is that it leads full circle to what kind of education are we giving our kids, what incentives are we giving them to go out there and learn? Without that incentive, you are looking at kids dropping out, joining gangs and seeing an increase in crime. “Unions can help solve that problem by creating higher-paying jobs that offer incentives and a good quality of life.” Not all agree with the rosy assessments, however. “To me, the labor movement continues to struggle,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. “They have been successful in the government sector, but if you look at traditional labor unions across the country, Los Angeles is different. “We don’t have the United Auto Workers or the manufacturing unions anymore that produced the old-line union membership. The economics have changed, and we are operating in a global environment, and in many cases the unions don’t get it.” Flexing political muscle Another issue facing the labor movement is a relative lack of attention among the public, said David Abel, publisher of The Planning Report. “The labor movement is little understood by anyone not in it,” Abel said. “The general public and the civic community doesn’t consider it much of a factor because the balance of power has shifted to the public sector. I don’t think the general public or the business community really appreciate the dynamic of that.” Local officials do, however. The County Fed has powerful allies across the state – from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a majority of the Los Angeles City Council to Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, who once served as political director of the County Fed. Most members of the Los Angeles delegation in the state Legislature and Congress also have strong labor ties. And with the presidential election this year, unions are flexing their political muscle. All of the Democratic candidates appeared at a recent AFL-CIO debate and pledged to back union issues. “What was important about that is that the questions came from working people,” Durazo said. “And their questions showed what they are concerned about. “Yes, everyone is concerned about Iraq. That is No. 1. But beyond that, people are concerned about whether they will have their job tomorrow. What happens to their pension if their company shuts down after 30 years? What will they do for health care? “These are the bread-and-butter issues that working families worry about. This is what is causing insecurity in the country.” But Durazo has also broadened the union’s approach with a unique arrangement negotiated earlier this year with unions in Shanghai, China. Comparing it to a Sister City relationship, Durazo said it creates the potential for an alliance with the two largest port cities in Asia. “What we want to do is increase understanding,” Durazo said. “You can only do that with face-to-face meetings and contact. We went there to see how they operate, and we want to bring them here to show that what they do affects how we operate.” Effort to unionize truck drivers The deal comes at a key time, as contracts are up this year for the longshore and warehouse unions at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. There also is a major effort to unionize the 16,000 independent truck drivers that deliver goods from the ports. Barbara Maynard, who is working with the independent truckers, said the campaign is similar to one being waged against FedEx, which employs independent truckers but provides no benefits. “What we have at the ports are about 16,000 drivers who are effectively employees of the shippers, but have no rights,” Maynard said. “If they get injured on the job, there is no workers’ compensation. There is no health insurance.” If the organizing effort is successful, it could affect other industries that try to avoid paying benefits to temporary workers, Maynard said. While labor watchers acknowledge Durazo has stabilized the County Fed, now many are waiting for her to emerge as a forceful visible presence of unions. A fiery advocate of her members when she headed the Unite Here union of hotel and restaurant workers, Durazo has been decidedly more low key and taken a lower profile than her most recent predecessors. “I think she will be more public soon,” Maynard said. “What she has done is focus on where we’re headed – and it very much has to do with rebuilding the middle class – and you will see that in negotiations this year on contracts for the lowest paid to the highest.” email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Workers in high-profile industries including entertainment, education, health care and shipping are set to sign new deals, and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, will be the central organizing point for building coalitions. While Maria Elena Durazo has kept a low-profile this year as the new secretary-treasurer of the County Fed, she has used the time to solidify her position – and the union’s – for the discussions ahead. “The last time we had these many contracts affecting so many workers was in 2000,” Durazo said. “We did well then, and I’m confident we will be able to get through this year.” The County Fed’s relatively subdued past year has marked a sharp contrast to previous turmoil that had wracked the organization, which serves as an umbrella group for more the 600 unions and 800,000 workers in the region. Durazo was elected to a four-year term at the helm of the federation in mid-2006, taking over from her husband, the late Miguel Contreras. At the time, the union was divided by national disputes and city employee unions were agitating for parity with raises given to Department of Water and Power workers.
Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne 1 Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he was wrong to join Chelsea.The Belgium international moved to Stamford Bridge in January 2012, arriving from Genk for £7million.However the attacking midfielder failed to nail down a first-team spot at Chelsea and was sold two years later for £18m to Wolfsburg.De Bruyne has thrived on the pitch since joining the Bundesliga outfit, with 11 goals and 15 assists in 29 games for the second-place Die Wolfe this season.And the 23-year-old has now confessed that it was perhaps a bad idea to join Chelsea when he did.“The decision to move to Chelsea was not the best,” De Bruyne told Sport Bild.“The club are a different world and Mourinho never told me why I was not playing.“Maybe it would have all gone differently if Chelsea had paid €45m for me instead of €8m.“I might have received more consideration if my transfer fee was higher.”
Argentina will face Paraguay, and not Brazil, in the semi-finals of the Copa America as La Albirroja beat the South American giants on penalties.The two sides played out a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes with ex-Manchester City star Robinho opening the scoring before Basel star Derlis Gonzalez equalised from the spot in the second half, following a Thiago Silva handball.And after three penalties were missed in the resulting shoot out, it was Gonzalez who was the hero as he slotted home the winning kick from 12 yards.You can see all the goals above…
Senator O’DomhnaillDONEGAL Senator Brian O Domhnaill has been charged with drink-driving.The Irish Independent reports that Mr O Domhnaill, 36, from Killult, Falcarragh, is charged with begin drunk in charge of a vehicle in Tullygay, Letterkenny, on September 2, 2013. He is also charged with failing to report an occurrence, failing to remain at the scene and failing to give appropriate information to Gardaí.His solicitor Sean Cannon, who addressed the court in Irish, asked for the case to be adjourned pending a case at a higher court involving the Senator and the Irish language.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until September for mention.DONEGAL SENATOR ON DRINK-DRIVING CHARGE was last modified: July 8th, 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:alleged drink drivingFalcarraghletterkennySENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLTullygay
Finn Harps host Shelbourne at Finn Park on Friday night and will hope to begin the second quarter of the season in the same way that the opening part of the campaign has gone.Harps are undefeated in their opening seven games of the season and have kept clean sheets in all but one of their opening league fixtures. The only goals conceded by Ollie Horgan’s side so far this season in league action have come in the 2-2 draw with UCD at the Belfield Bowl.Harps previous three games at Finn Park this season have all finished in victories for the home side but Ollie Horgan is remaining cautious ahead of the visit of Shelbourne on Friday evening. “Shelbourne will be a very difficult game on Friday next,” said Horgan earlier this week.“They caused us huge problems in the first game at Tolka Park, creating numerous one-on-one chances and we were lucky to get out of there with a point,” he said.On Saturday, Harps took home all three points from their trip to Wexford thanks to Thomas McMonagle’s late goal. Despite playing the final quarter of an hour with just ten men after Wilfried Tabgo was sent off, Harps held on for a 1-0 victory.“There weren’t too many chances for either side on Saturday night with both sides threatening from set pieces mainly,” commented Horgan as he looked back on a satisfying result. “The game could have gone either way and Wexford will probably feel they should have got at least a point out of it – especially when we went down to 10 men.” While Harps currently sit top of the pile in the First Division with a five point advantage to Wexford Youths in second place, Horgan isn’t getting carried away with his sides good start to the campaign.“Of course we are happy to have made a decent start but we have had a little luck along the way and need that to continue,” said Horgan. “Every game so far that we have played could have gone in either direction. There isn’t a huge difference between any of the eight sides with any team capable of beating the other on a given day.”While Harps have made a fine start to the campaign, Horgan hasn’t really changed his pre-season views where he felt that it would be other sides in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season and not his.“Of course we are happy to have started well enough but it doesn’t matter where you are in April as we found out to our cost last year,” he said. “Galway started slowly last year but gradually improved into a top team. I think a couple of teams in our Division this year will improve similarly.“We haven’t set any targets. I think it would be very foolish in our Division as it is very competitive and as I said, very difficult to predict the outcome of any game.” Wilfried Tagbo will sit out the match against Shels after his red card in Wexford last Saturday. Damien McNulty, who missed the trip to Ferrycarrig Park, remains a doubt while Ruairi Keating joins him on the doubtful list. Packie Mailey remains out.Harps defeated Shelbourne 3-2 at Finn Park at the tail-end of last season to end the Dublin sides hopes of finishing at the top of the First Division table. That win, however, is Harps’ only victory against Shels in the last fourteen meetings between the sides.Having picked up seven points in their opening three league games this season, Shels have failed to win any of their last four games and have picked up just one point for a possible twelve – that coming in the 2-2 draw against Waterford at the RSC where goals from Gareth Coughlan and Craig Walsh in the last ten minutes gave them a share of the spoils.TEAM NEWS Suspended: Wilfried Tagbo.Doubtful: Ruairi Keating, Damien McNulty.Injured: Packie Mailey.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-W-W-D-W-W (16 pts)Shelbourne: W-W-L-D-L-L (7 pts)RECORD AGAINST SHELBOURNE (All competitions)Friday’s game will be the 85th meeting of the two clubs, and the 40th to be played at Finn Park.Total Games: 84 (39 at Finn Park)Harps Wins: 33 (20 at Finn Park)Shels Wins: 32 (9 at Finn Park)Draws: 19 (10 at Finn Park)Harps Goals: 111 (65 at Finn Park)Shels Goals: 124 (48 at Finn Park)LAST 10 GAMES v SHELBOURNE25-Jun-10 Finn Harps 1-1 Shelbourne (First Division)17-Sep-10 Shelbourne 3-1 Finn Harps (First Division)29-Apr-11 Shelbourne 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)16-Jul-11 Finn Harps 0-3 Shelbourne (First Division)25-Oct-11 Shelbourne 4-0 Finn Harps (First Division)04-Apr-14 Shelbourne 2-0 Finn Harps (First Division)23-May-14 Finn Harps 1-1 Shelbourne (First Division)25-Jul-14 Shelbourne 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)26-Sep-14 Finn Harps 3-2 Shelbourne (First Division)06-Mar-15 Shelbourne 0-0 Finn Harps (First Division)HARPS HOPING TO LEAVE ‘SHELS’ SHOCKED AT FINN PARK was last modified: April 23rd, 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:donegalfinn harpsFinn ParkShelbourne
Three Donegal men, soon to be TV stars, brought the Irish weather with them to South Africa this week when they endured an extreme desert storm.The Donegal Roaders, Leslie O’Donnell, Dennis Ferry and photographer Paul Doherty, have revealed they are taking part in Sky One’s thrilling new show – Carnage.The daring trio travelled to South Africa to begin filming for the high-octane car battle show this week, only to be pitted against the elements on their arrival. It was a war with nature on Tuesday when a severe sandstorm and thunderstorm struck their campsite and whipped tents up into the air. Sandstorm approaches desert campsite. Photo: Paul DohertyThe Roaders managed to get their tent rebuilt for the night, before speaking to Donegal Daily about the extreme conditions in the country at the moment:Paul Doherty said: “The nearest city Cape Town is suffering from a water drought at the moment and approximately 1 year’s worth of rain fell here in the desert – the Donegal men took the weather with us!“Apparently when it rained here in on Tuesday night it was the first time in 4 years that it rained in the desert, we had literally just stepped off the bus.” The Donegal Roaders in South AfricaPhoto: Paul DohertyThe Donegal Roaders will be hurtling onto our screens later this year on Carnage with their custom vehicle, created at Denis and Leslie’s garage at Mountain Top Letterkenny.They will be competing against other teams of engineers, mechanics and drivers from across the UK and Ireland in a Mad Max-style combat in three vast desert arenas.Donegal Roaders, kitted out in Evolve Menswear clothing for their trip to South AfricaThe aim of the game is to crash and smash their weaponised machine to destroy their opponents, and the last car standing will be crowned Carnage champion. The action-packed series will be presented by Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, grime MC Lethal Bizzle and Capital FM presenter Vick Hope.Sky One Carnage presenters – Lethal Bizzle, Vick Hope and Freddie FlintoffPaul said the team are busy readying themselves for battle soon after the stormy start to their trip. They are no strangers to taking risks in vehicles, having tackled Donegal’s wild terrain and travelled across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Donegal in an amphibious Land Rover in 2015.Donegal Roaders’ TV adventure kicks off with dramatic desert sandstorm was last modified: February 17th, 2018 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:carnagecarsDennis FerrydesertDonegal RoadersLeslie O’Donnellpaul dohertysky oneTV
You and your friends want to go on a trip, you know that you each have $1,000 to spend, eight glorious days of freedom, and a serious case of wanderlust. How do you figure out what to do where in the budget you have? You might do a ton of research and come up with something or you might go look at some package travel deals at your local travel agent. Now, you can plug all of these variables into Wanderfly and see what comes out on the other end.Wanderfly, which raised a million bucks earlier this month, asks you where you’re leaving from, how much you want to spend, how much time you have, when you’re looking to travel and what type of activities you’re interested in and spits out some solutions. It not only shows you a potential destination and activity, but also suggested flights, hotels and even restaurants in the area. Check it out: The company, which has now served more than a half million trips in 200 countries, says that the website is just the beginning and that it has a bunch in store for 2011. According to Wanderfly co-founder Christy Liu, the company has five areas it plans on focusing on in year ahead. The Wanderfly team just started last week working on a social travel solution, bringing tools to help friends organize trips together – “a real pain point right now in travel,” according to Liu. Liu called this Wanderfly 2.0 and said we could expect the first version to roll out some time early in March. Beyond social travel (which is certainly a big realm), Liu said they plan on expanding the database of destinations and the attributes associated with each, launching an “expert program” that will feature bloggers and travel writers, platform partners and, possibly most importantly, a mobile app that we could expect to see in the second half of 2011.From what Liu said, it sounds like Wanderfly has a number of big partnerships in the works and we’ll be keeping an eye out for this company in the mobile travel space in the year ahead. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melanson Tags:#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts