first_imgPint-sized striker Peter Keyes thought he had unlocked a victory for Boys’ Town over defending champions Arnett Gardens in the Trench Town derby on Monday night, when he fired his team ahead in the 46th minute.His hopes were dashed in the 54th minute when defender Dicoy Williams headed home a Marcelino Blackburn cross to tie the scores.”Scoring was a good feeling and the way we played is work in progress. Since the last month, we have put in some hard training and it is paying off. The last two games I have scored back-to-back goals, so it is a good sign,” said Keyes, who was disappointed not to win the game.”The goal against us was a mishap between the defenders and the goalkeeper. We had a slip-up and paid the price, but it is always good to get a point away from home.”We came into the game with positive thoughts; hoping to win or even come home with a draw, but we can’t curse ourselves. We really played well in stages and came home with a point, and that is good enough,” the former Vauxhall High Manning Cup player said.While most people would have written off Boys’ Town’s chances of advancing to the semi-final, the player who is in his second stint at Boys’ Town after stops at Waterhouse and Cavalier believes they have a realistic chance.”The aim is to stay in the League and remain competitive. The semi-finals are still not out of our reach. The fourth-placed team is on 39 points and we are on 35 points and with four games to go, that is 12 points, so if we continue to work hard and get some three points here and there, it is not impossible,” said Keyes.Despite being on the wrong side of his career, Keyes, like most players in the League, still harbours thoughts of a much-coveted national cap.”I am 29 and once you are playing and performing and you have condition, it is never out of your mind. You always have a national call in the back of your mind. I have been working hard over the years and if one should come right now, I would grasp it with both hands,” said the man who has so far scored six goals this season.last_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP fends off NU, climbs to fourth Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA IMAGESIn what could be his final PBA game, Chris Tiu may have just saved his best for last after leading a shorthanded Rain or Shine side over NLEX, 107-101, in the 2018 Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Tiu, a genuine class act on and off the court, delivered a career-game with 30 points as the Elasto Painters won despite playing without an import and with several of their key players in Maverick Ahanmisi, Beau Belga and Raymond Almazan out.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “We were not favored to win this game. For me, just play hard and if we lose it’s okay because we’re undermanned, we had no import. There were no expectations to win that’s why I’m proud of my teammates especially to the guys who don’t usually a lot of minutes and to coach Caloy of course,” Tiu said.“Everybody fought hard today and played with a lot of heart,” he added.The former Ateneo star played close to 33 minutes and also had four rebounds, five assists, one steal and a block.Jewel Ponferada added 13 points while Dexter Maiquez and Norbert Torres scored 12 points apiece for Rain or Shine, which ended their season with a 3-8 mark.Aaron Fuller had 29 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the quarterfinals-bound NLEX (5-6), which blew a 16-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our bigs played well but at the end of the day, Chris played his heart out and like you said, maybe he’s retiring but I don’t know, with 30 points he shouldn’t retire,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia.The 33-year-old Tiu, who was a member of the original Gilas team formed in 2009 before he was selected as the seventh overall pick by the Elasto Painters in the 2012 PBA Draft, said he is still uncertain of his future at this point, although, the game indicated otherwise with his teammates and coaching staff embracing him as he went to the bench with 25.4 seconds left.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 Chriss“We’ll see. My contract is expiring I think in November or December this year. I have to talk to our bosses Raymond and Terry, see what they have in mind and then, make the announcement maybe,” Tiu told reporters during the post-game press conference.Tiu eclipsed his previous career-high of 24 points at the 8:23 mark of the fourth quarter with three free throws that gave the Painters a 94-78 lead. He hit a triple less than a minute later before making two more freebies for his final points that momentarily stopped the Road Warriors’ big run with 2:33 remaining. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We need to go show everybody who we need to be,” D’Antoni said. “We may not be there yet but we’re getting there … we just need to go get some wins.”Harden said health is the biggest reason why Houston has played better recently. “It’s just having a full roster,” he said. “Chris (Paul), Gerald (Green) and Nene coming back in these last few games. Having a full roster and guys that can help each other out is key.”Houston was up by 12 entering the fourth quarter and used a 13-7 run to start the period and make it 100-82 with 8½ minutes left. Eric Gordon made two 3-pointers in that stretch and P.J. Tucker added a three-point play. Chicago couldn’t cut into the lead after that and the Rockets were up by 20 with about three minutes left when D’Antoni cleared the bench.Zach LaVine had 29 points for the Bulls, who lost their sixth straight game and for the 10th time in 11 games.Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen had 10 points and four rebounds in his season debut after missing the team’s first 23 games with a sprained right elbow he sustained in training camp. He entered the game with about 4½ minutes left in the first quarter and played 26 minutes.“I felt good and I had no problems with my elbow,” he said. “That’s a positive. I was just glad to be out there.”ADVERTISEMENT Clint Capela added 18 points and 15 rebounds for Houston and Paul had 12 points and tied a season high with 13 assists in his second game back after missing three with a sore hamstring.Houston led by 10 at halftime before the Bulls used a 12-6 run to open the third quarter and cut the lead to four. Parker led Chicago in that stretch, scoring eight points.The Rockets got back on track after that, scoring the next five points to push the lead to 67-58 with about seven minutes left in the third.“Coming out of the break, I thought we had great momentum in the second half, and they throw in a couple of bombs,” Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We have to keep fighting and work on being more consistent.”Houston led by eight later in the third when Harden made a 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired to make it 74-63 with 4½ minutes left in the quarter.The Bulls added a layup seconds after that, but Houston scored the next six points, capped by a 3 from Harden with Jabari Parker in his face to make it 80-65 about 90 seconds later.LaVine scored all of Chicago’s points in a 7-2 run later in the third to cut the deficit, but Green made a 3-pointer with a few seconds left in the quarter to put Houston up 87-75 entering the fourth.TIP-INSBulls: Hoiberg said that he will limit Markkanen’s minutes in his first games back. … LaVine has scored at least 20 points in 20 games this season. … Justin Holiday, who had 11 points, has made at least one 3-pointer in a franchise-record 35 straight games. … Parker finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds.Rockets: Nene had 10 points and four rebounds in his season debut after missing Houston’s first 21 games with a strained right calf. … Harden has scored 30 points or more in six of the last eight games. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hayward posts 30 points, helps Celtics beat Wolves MOST READ REMEMBERING BUSHThe Rockets played a video before the game and had a moment of silence for former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday night in Houston at 94. The video featured images of Bush sitting courtside at several games and posing for pictures with various former players and coaches.UP NEXTBulls: Visit Indiana on Tuesday night.Rockets: Visit Minnesota on Monday night.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as Chicago Bulls’ Jabari Parker (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets aren’t where they want to be, but are feeling much better after following a season-high four game skid with consecutive wins, capped by Saturday night’s victory over the Chicago Bulls.James Harden made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help the Rockets down the Bulls 121-105.ADVERTISEMENT The victory comes a night after the Rockets ended their losing streak with a win 136-105 win at San Antonio.Now coach Mike D’Antoni is looking for his team to maintain this momentum on its upcoming three-game road trip.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOne school in the north of Fort St. John is already included in the plan, but including a second now helps clearly state what the district wants. “It’s better for it to be acknowledged in the plan earlier than later,” argues Secretary Treasurer Doug Boyd. “It doesn’t guarantee us approval. All it does is it’s now on our books as clearly stating that we want a school in the northeast and northwest.”As Boyd explains, the majority of development is already in the northeast of the city, and City Council has identified the need for a new school in that area. However, the developers of a new subdivision in the northwest have also included plans for a school in that region. – Advertisement -“We also know that the large development in the northwest part of the city is going to require a school site, and this would allow us to start the movement towards approval, which then would provide the provisions by land and start the planning process.” Including the schools in the capital plan does not guarantee their approval by the Ministry of Education. It also does not commit the school district to building them. Advertisement The School Board may be able to submit an amended capital plan if the capital planning officers approve it. Reports on the need for each will also be required. Superintendent Dave Sloan has previously expressed his concerns about the slow rate that new schools are approved by the Ministry, noting the forms for a school site acquisition were submitted more than two years ago, but have yet to be dealt with. The school district also has plans to replace École Central and Charlie Lake Elementary.last_img read more

first_imgSlightly more than 67 and a half thousand dollars were awarded and there were other Northeast recipient groups in Moberly Lake, Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Fort Nelson. Two of the local recipients are identified as groups serving the entire northeast region and both deal with HIV prevention, the Northern BC First Nations HIV/Aids Coalition, and the North East Youth Train-the-Trainers group.The health authority identifies the work done by the recipient groups, as being aligned with Northern Health strategic priorities, for healthier communities and populations.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgDD HEALTH: Slimming World has welcomed the results of a poll showing that fad diets that promise ‘fast weight loss’ have fallen out of favour in 2016 as slimmers look for long term results instead.Slimming World in Donegal agree that results are “good news for Donegal.” Slimming World Consultants were talking after a poll of 3,500 people who started a new weight loss plan in January 2016 found that while 44 per cent previously saw fast weight loss as a priority, only seven per cent still feel that way this year.Furthermore, while only 51 per cent of slimmers say they used to see long term weight loss as their priority, 90 per cent are now focused on sustainable results.Slimming World backed the findings that fad diets don’t help people to succeed in the long term as they are unhealthy, they don’t fit in with the family and they get boring.And they agreed with the 25 per cent of respondents who described the cabbage soup diet as the worst they have tried. “Pledging to lose weight is well known as the most popular New Year’s resolution”, says the Donegal Ladies.“However, as this survey shows, more and more people are recognising the importance of following a realistic healthy plan.”“This is great news as not only can fad diets be very unhealthy, they’re also incredibly damaging to self-esteem.“Fad diets lead to feelings of hunger, deprivation and boredom, making them impossible to keep up in the long term.“This can cause people to lose confidence in their ability to make long term changes. I often meet members who have tried a fad diet in the past and who were left beating themselves up and feeling like a failure for not being able to ‘stick at it’ when really it was the diet that failed for being too strict in the first place.”The unique Slimming Snapshot 2016 survey, undertaken by Slimming World, revealed that 42 per cent of new slimmers want to lose a minimum of 4st and 91 per cent plan to stick with their new healthy lifestyle for at least a year. Nearly half of slimmers (43 per cent) who started their diet in January first thought about losing weight several months ago and nearly 80 per cent made their final decision before the New Year.Slimmers hope losing weight will improve their appearance (93 per cent), their health (89 per cent), their social life (63 per cent) and their sex life (50 per cent).“The Year gives a new chance to start afresh,” says the Donegal Girls.“And it seems that 2016 is the year of the family, with fitting in with the family the key priority for 60 per cent of slimmers. “A healthy flexible eating plan, based around normal every day foods is more likely to fit in with the family and will have the added benefit of improving their health as well as yours.“If you’re unsure whether a diet is faddy or not, a good rule of thumb is to see whether you could enjoy a healthier version of a traditional Sunday roast, spaghetti bolognaise or homecooked curry.“If you can’t then it’s unlikely to be a practical healthy diet and if you also have to cut out your favourite treats then it’s going to be very miserable as well!“As well as thinking about what you can eat, it’s also a good idea to think about what kind of support is on offer.“There is growing evidence that getting caring, understanding support from other slimmers who are on their weight loss journey too can lead to even greater success as it can be hugely motivating and inspiring.”For information on Local Groups, Visit our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/slimmingworldindonegal/DD HEALTH: LOCAL SLIMMING EXPERT WELCOMES THE ‘DEATH OF FAD DIETS’ was last modified: May 13th, 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:Fad DietsFeatureshealthnewsSlimming Worldlast_img read more

first_imgWITH Kennedy High School of Granada Hills securing its seventh city title – and its first since 2000 – the San Fernando Valley has once again demonstrated its baseball-diamond dominance. To win the championship, Kennedy had to defeat not one but two Valley powerhouses along the way, perennial contenders El Camino Real and Chatsworth. But Kennedy isn’t the only local champion. Over the weekend, Valencia High School, Oaks Christian and Viewpoint of Calabasas all secured titles in their respective boys’ volleyball divisions. High school sports play a vital role in teaching kids the virtues of teamwork, discipline and sacrifice. And as the latest batch of titles shows us yet again, the Valley area has a proud tradition of excellence in high school sports. We salute and congratulate all of our local champs – the players, their parents, their coaches and fans. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has told the Dáil that a significant proportion of Donegal farmers will find themselves unable to participate in the new GLAS scheme as a result of the excess of red tape and rules brought in under the new programme.Charlie McConalogueDeputy McConalogue said in order for any one farmer to qualify for GLAS, at least half of all farmers with access to the same commonage lands will also have to join.This is totally impractical and will mean that in reality most farms with commonage land will be unable to participate in the new scheme. The new regulations will also prevent many farmers that have commonage rights which they no longer use from applying to join the scheme for the part of their farm which is actively worked.“There are a total of 14,929 farms in Ireland which include commonage land. This amounts to 11% of all farms. Previous environmental schemes saw 3,610 farms participating in environmental schemes such as Reps and AEOS, that’s only 24% of the total. Based on these numbers, it looks highly unlikely that commonage farmers will be able to achieve the 50% target set to qualify for this new scheme.”Many family farms are struggling to remain viable in the face of rising operational costs, funding cuts and falling beef and sheep prices.The average income for a sheep farm last year was €11,160, and for cattle farms it stood at €15,595, well below the average industrial wage. Environmental schemes which require farmers to carry out environmentally friendly works in return for a payment can be crucial to keeping many farm families in business. “It is absolutely essential that Minister Coveney listens to farmers’ genuine concerns and amends the terms of the new scheme so as to not exclude these farm families,” he added.MINISTER’S RED TAPE WILL EXCLUDE DONEGAL FARMERS FROM NEW GLAS SCHEME – McCONALOGUE was last modified: June 20th, 2014 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalfarmerslast_img read more

first_imgFormer Manchester United and Republic of Ireland defender Paul McGrath believes Seamus Coleman has got what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford.Seamus ColemanUnited and their manager Louis van Gaal are admirers of the Killybegs man and speculation has been rife that they are preparing a bid of £15m for the Everton star.United have tried in vain to sign Coleman’s Everton team mate Leighton Baines but having missed out on Dani Alves, have turned their attention to Coleman. The belief is that Coleman’s marauding style could complement the skills of their new Dutch winger Memphis Depay.One man who is keen to see a deal being struck is Paul McGrath.McGrath told TalkSport: “I definitely think he would be a good fit for Manchester United.“He has got every attribute a right-back wants. He works so hard, he is a good defender, and he has got an engine like no other. “I think he would be great for Manchester United and I really hope that is one of the deals that goes through.”LEGEND PAUL McGRATH SAYS HE HOPES COLEMAN JOINS UTD was last modified: June 30th, 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:donegalKillybegsMan UtdPaul McGrathseamus colemanlast_img read more

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Here’s how the Raiders graded out in a 34-14 road loss to the Minnesota Vikings:PASS OFFENSE DThe numbers for Derek Carr (27 of 34 for 242 yards, 2 TDs and one interception with a 103.7 passer rating) far exceeded his actual performance. His numbers didn’t start picking up until the Raiders trailed 21-0 and he started giving a steady diet of completions to tight end Darren Waller (13 receptions for … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more