Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: Asian Games: PH wins 2 more bronzes in pencak silat Indonesia’s Puspa Arumsari went home with the gold medal with 467 points while Singapore’s Nurzuhairah Mohammad Yazid edged out Regalado for the silver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’As of posting, the Philippines is in 16th place with 14 medals including three golds. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Tricks of the trade? Hamilton worried by Ferrari extra speed LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE – Cherry May Regalado of the Philippines competes in the women’s seni artistry regu putri event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kompleks Sukan Bukit Kiara in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Philippines bagged another bronze medal in pencak silat courtesy of Cherry May Regalado in the women’s single division in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.Regalado delivered the country’s 11th bronze medal on Monday, a day after fellow Filipino bets Dines Dumaan and Jeffersoon Loon also got third-place finishes in pencak silat.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Fort Nelson is benefiting from $400,000 in Towns for Tomorrow funding for a Multi-Use Recreation Facility to create a greener, healthier and more sustainable community for residents, Peace River North NLA Richard Neufeld announced today. “Our government is building a legacy for current and future generations living in Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies region,” said Neufeld. “We are investing in infrastructure that is important to British Columbians to make their communities even better places to live while reducing our environmental footprint.”The project will construct a new Zamboni room and a new services room to house the new 190 tonne refrigeration plant. The refrigeration plant will be fitted with a snow melt heat exchanger, and other heat exchangers for domestic hot water and space heating thereby reducing GHG emissions.- Advertisement -“This project is an important addition to our community’s highly popular recreation centre,” said Fort Nelson Mayor Chris Morey. “It will not only increase our residents’ ability to enjoy and access its facilities but, by investing in a snow melt heat exchanger, help us strive to reduce our global footprint.”The Towns for Tomorrow program is investing $21 million over three years to help small municipalities enhance community infrastructure and create legacies for the future. The Province provides 80 per cent of the funding for approved projects, to a maximum provincial contribution of $400,000, with communities funding the remaining 20 per cent. Projects eligible for funding include: water quality and energy improvements; enhancement of protective and emergency infrastructure services; and development of recreation, tourism or cultural amenities with long-term benefits for local residents.In addition to Towns for Tomorrow, B.C.’s small communities are also benefiting from the doubling of Small Community and Regional District grants by 2009. This year, communities with populations of under 15,000 are receiving a record $47.2 million in these grants to help provide basis services to residents (this is up from $33 million in 2007).Advertisement Towns for Tomorrow is one of four Green Cities programs aimed at creating more environmentally sustainable communities, and helping the Province reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 33 per cent below current levels by 2020. For more information on Towns for Tomorrow and links to other local government supports, visit www.townsfortomorrow.gov.bc.ca.
As officials from around the globe meet in Denmark to tackle the big issue of climate change, local leaders are saying baby steps in places like Fort St. John can make all the difference in the world.Last week, scientists presented their findings to world leaders at the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.The findings indicate that the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions need to peek in the next decade, then must drastically be cut down. Otherwise, it would be too late to mitigate the anticipated two-degree Celsius warming of the planet, which could make many areas of Earth inhospitable to humans.- Advertisement -In the City of Fort St. John, the issue of climate change is starting to get some attention.Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz says if Canada were to sign a drastic CO2 emissions agreement, it would be quite difficult for the entire city to become carbon-neutral by 2020.[asset|aid=2263|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f339c001117497293d20438aa505ee6c-Lants – Climate 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement The city as a corporation, however, is taking its own steps to become carbon-neutral by 2012. Fort St. John has signed the ‘Climate Action Charter’, and may have to purchase offsets to reach carbon neutrality.More than 170 municipalities in B.C. have signed the charter, including Dawson Creek and Vancouver.Lantz points to a recent Fort St. John pledge that will see all future municipal buildings designed to LEED standards. He also says the new Water Management and Conservation Program, which includes water meters on every home, has resulted in 42 per cent savings in 2009.[asset|aid=2264|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f339c001117497293d20438aa505ee6c-Lantz – Climate 3_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement The City has discussed the idea of an anti-idling bylaw, but at this point, has only implemented it on the city’s fleet. But, the entire city might be incorporated in the bylaw, once the city completes its Community Energy and Emissions Plan.Mayor Lantz says it’s one thing to change policies, but it’s more important to change attitudes and behaviours.[asset|aid=2266|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f339c001117497293d20438aa505ee6c-Lantz – Climate 2_1_Pub.mp3]Lantz also says no matter what the city and its residents do, industry needs to get on board.Numerous representatives from oil and gas organizations declined to comment on what they would like to see come out of the climate change summit in Copenhagen. Reps say they can’t speculate on how the new climate charter will affect local industry, until they know what they are dealing with.Advertisement The Northern Environmental Action Team is one group looking to change attitudes and show residents that environmental stewardship doesn’t require drastic changes.Spokesperson Sally Emory says just because the city doesn’t have an anti-idling bylaw in place, residents should be aware of the environmental impact that idling has.She says for every litre of gas that is burned, the average vehicle produces 2.4 kilograms of Carbon Dioxide.[asset|aid=2265|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f339c001117497293d20438aa505ee6c-Sally Emory 2_2_Pub.mp3]She says instead of establishing an anti-idling bylaw, residents should engage in an idle-reduction campaign.Advertisement The Canadian Association of Petroleum Resources referred to its website for its climate change policy principles.That website states that the CAPP wants a balanced “3E” climate policy that delivers Economic growth, Environmental protection, and a secure and reliable Energy supply. It also calls for investment in the technologies necessary for significant reductions in GHG emissions in Canada.CAPP says there have been many breakthroughs in technologies that are being used by Canadian companies. They include Carbon Capture & Storage, as well as using ‘waste heat’ to reduce emissions. The Provincial Minister of State for Climate Action, John Yap, was in Fort St. John on December 16th.He says he has had the opportunity to meet with industry leaders, who have shown interest in several provincial programs.[asset|aid=2267|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f339c001117497293d20438aa505ee6c-John Yap 1_1_Pub.mp3]Mayor Lantz says the industry leaders he has talked to recognize the issues at stake, and they want to do what they can to mitigate their environmental footprint.Emory, meanwhile, remains hopeful the energy industry will cut back on emissions, especially with the new technology that is developing.[asset|aid=2268|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f339c001117497293d20438aa505ee6c-Sally Emory 3_1_Pub.mp3]She says in the meantime, small steps like turning off a car while you cheer on your favorite hockey team will actually make a big difference.The climate change summit in Copenhagen wraps up on Friday, December 18th.By Christine Rumleskie
Participating teams in the second annual Three Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage Competition will be outfitted with jerseys compliments of non-profit organisation Give Another Chance Foundation.Public Relations Officer Sophia Dolphin hands over one of the jerseys to Three Peat Promotions’ Rawle WelchThe Foundation, which is in its eight year of existence, was set up mainly to provide another chance for less-fortunate children, whose parents are deceased or simply cannot afford to supply some of the basic necessities for their educational and other relevant needs for their development.However, on Monday, the Foundation seized the opportunity to extend its generosity to Three Peat Promotions Football Tournament by presenting representative Rawle Welch with a large quantity of jerseys that will benefit the teams and lucky fans during the competition that is being played at the Haslington Market Tarmac.Public Relations Officer Sophia Dolphin, who made the presentation on behalf of the Foundation, said that the entity was always willing to extend help to any organisation or individual that was in need of assistance.She pointed to several acts of goodwill of the Foundation including helping students who just could not afford to continue studies at the University of Guyana and charitable undertakings at St Cuthbert’s Mission.Dolphin further disclosed that the Foundation was scheduled to travel to Wakenaam Wednesday to present students with back packs full of school supplies for the new term in an effort to ease the burden on those who could not afford to purchase the necessary materials to return to school.Welch, in his brief remarks, thanked the Foundation for its support, adding that the mere fact it was willing to step outside its mandate to offer assistance to Three Peat Promotions speaks volumes of the organisation’s willingness to help at all costs.The tournament is being held to foster social cohesion and integration among competing communities.
And the two men will not have to wait long to pit their wits against each other — their sides meet on August 11 in Derby.Fans may allow both men a honeymoon period but supporters of both clubs — who have been champions of England five times between them — ultimately believe they belong in the Premier League.Despite the pressure, the much-travelled Bielsa, 63, refuses to be a hostage to fortune.“The history of this club, everyone knows how to measure success or failure at the end of the season,” he said. “If you try to predict the future you’re almost becoming a demi-god rather than a football coach.”Marcelo Bielsa has resurfaced at Leeds United after a bitter divorce with French club Lille last term © AFP/File / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGENWhile the Championship lacks the superstar names of the Premier League, it is notoriously competitive and Bielsa and Lampard begin at a disadvantage as the clubs relegated from the top flight have the benefit of generous “parachute” payments.Stoke City, who dropped out of the Premier League in May, are early favourites to bounce straight back up, with West Brom also tipped to do well.Lampard’s first match comes on Friday, away to Reading. The former England midfielder played under Reading’s manager Paul Clement at Chelsea, when Clement was assistant to Carlo Ancelotti.Lampard, who enjoyed huge success as a player at Chelsea, is a phlegmatic character while Bielsa is renowned for his fiery temperament, leaving Lazio after just two days and parting ways with Lille last year after only a few months at the helm.Club owner Andrea Radrizzani has staked a lot on making him the highest-paid Leeds manager and will hope to see the Bielsa that delivered the 2004 Olympic title for Argentina and guided Athletic Bilbao to two cup finals in the 2011-12 season.Bielsa, whose team host Stoke on Sunday, needed little convincing when given the opportunity to revive the club, who were English league champions in 1992, the season before the Premier League was born.“Nobody had to convince me. I was convinced by the strength of Leeds United as a club and an institution,” he said.“I looked at things from a sporting, football point of view and those things together helped me make my choice.”Lampard, 40, whose uncle is the former West Ham and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, pledged to confront his new challenge head on.“I don’t have a management CV and don’t proclaim to,” he told the BBC. “Any job has its risk elements but you take them on and you do so with a positive nature.“I am delighted that they have taken that risk and chosen me and I want to prove them right and get success.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Chelsea midfield star Frank Lampard will make his managerial bow with Derby County © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 2 – Marcelo Bielsa and Frank Lampard bring a touch of star quality to the English Championship but face a stiff task to restore the lustre of fallen giants Leeds United and Derby County.Both men also have something to prove on a personal level — Argentine veteran Bielsa will want to show he can still cut it at the sharp end while Lampard is embarking on his first job in management after a glittering playing career.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes.United announced on Thursday that Valdes, a six-time Primera Division winner, has joined up with the Red Devils to complete his recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament problem that has kept him out since March.The 32-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Barcelona this summer, will join in with first-team training once he has recovered from the injury.When asked whether he would consider signing the Spaniard if he returns to full fitness, Van Gaal gave a cryptic hint that it might be a possibility.“Manchester United has always their eyes open,” he told a press conference ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.Van Gaal handed Valdes his Barcelona debut in 2002 during his second spell in charge of the Catalan giants.The Spanish goalkeeper became Van Gaal’s first choice and remained so until the Dutchman decided to leave the Nou Camp that summer.Valdes had been linked with a move to Liverpool, whose first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has come under fire for some sub-par performances this term.But Van Gaal, whose goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek also worked with Valdes at Barcelona, was happy to give the three-time Champions League winner the opportunity to recover from the injury at United’s state of the art training ground in Carrington.“For me it’s not a surprise [decision] because I have done it already with a lot of players,” he added.“I have a relationship with a lot of players. I gave Ronald de Boer or Edgar Davids rehabilitation possibility or training possibility when they needed that, so he is one of these players.“Robin van Persie also when he played for me in the Dutch squad last year, I allowed him to come to our medical department to get him fit for the World Cup.“I have always done that, and not only with big players but ones you’ve never heard of.” 1 Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes
DONEGAL soccer stars Amy Boyle Carr and Tyler Toland can hold their heads high despite losing out in the final of an international tournament to England today.Amy and Tyler are part of the Republic’s U15 schools side which won both weekend games against Wales and the North to set up today’s final at the Bob Docherty Memorial Tournament.But Ireland lost out 1-0. England’s Holly Mander hit the winner in the 38th minute, six minutes after coming on as a sub.However the Irish girls can hold their heads high; they were unlucky against the English. They piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes but couldn’t come up with an equaliser.Toland (Deele College) and Carr (Glenties Comp) were particularly impressive in the tournament, both scoring crucial goals in the group stages.And Carr was named player of the match against Wales. HEARTACHE FOR DONEGAL GIRLS AS IRELAND LOSE FINAL TO ENGLAND was last modified: April 4th, 2016 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:Amy Boyle Cartyler toland
Phil Hogan: Taoiseach forces him to reinstate grantsTAOISEACH Enda Kenny ordered minister Phil Hogan to reverse cuts to pensioners’ security alarms after a wave of burglaries across the country – including ten break-ins in Co Donegal.Taoiseach Enda Kenny told RTÉ’s “This Week” programme that every person over the age of 65 is still eligible for personal alarms, a U-turn on a decision by Minister Hogan.His department had previously said that eligibility for the Seniors Alarm Scheme was being restricted to older people living alone. Confirming the embarrassing u-turn, a spokesman for the Department of the Environment said it had been decided to reinstate last year’s level of funding for the scheme.The scheme costs €2.45m and the decision to reduce this year’s spending to €1.15m has been withdrawn.The original decision to halve the funding met a storm of protest after it was communicated to voluntary organisations – on the same day a Traveller gang raided eight homes in Raphoe and Convoy and 72 hours after the attack on Greta Lilly. GOVERNMENT DOES U-TURN ON SECURITY ALARMS AFTER CRIMEWAVE IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GOVERNMENT DOES U-TURN ON SECURITY ALARMS AFTER CRIMEWAVE IN DONEGAL
Former Donegal and Gaeil Fhánada star Paddy McConigley played a pivotal role in helping the Kilkenny Junior football team claim a historic win in Edinburgh at the weekend.McConigley who now plays his club football for Railyard GAA club, played a starring role for the Kilkenny county team as they defeated Scotland 2-07 to 0-08 to land the British Junior title for the first time in their history. McConigley helped Donegal to National League success against Mayo in 2007 and at the time was regarded as one of the finest half-backs in Ireland. A freak paintball injury caused him to lose the sight in one of his eyes which effectively ended his inter-county career.However, it didn’t curtail his club career with Gaeil Fhánada and he continued to serve the club with distinction over the last number of years.McConigley helped them to Intermediate Championship glory in 2009 and also to a famous All-Ireland Gaeltacht title in 2012. After the conclusion of the 2014 season with Gaeil Fhánada, McConigley and his family decided to relocate to Kilkenny.His passion for GAA was not dampened despite not turning out for his beloved hometown club and McConigley transferred to Railyard GAA club.He quickly stood out and showed all the characteristics and quality which made him such a top class player for Donegal before his eye injury.While the Kilkenny footballers have a long, long way to go before emulating or overtaking the Kilkenny hurlers, it was a significant and important win for a county with little pedigree in football.They now play Connacht champions Mayo in the All Ireland Semi-Final a game which will be played in Nowlan Park on July 25th.You never know McConigley’s performances could yet prompt a recall to inter-county with Donegal before the summer is out. FORMER DONEGAL GAA STAR HELPS KILKENNY FOOTBALLERS WIN BRITISH JUNIOR TITLE was last modified: June 30th, 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:donegalGAAGaeil FhanadaKilkennynewsPaddy McGonigleySport
Santa Claus paid a special visit to Muff in Inishowen this week to switch on Ireland’s biggest Christmas tree.The 64ft-tall steel Christmas tree boasts over 4,500 Christmas lights and shines over the border village from the new Solis MMC Children’s Services centre.Around 200 members of the local community of all ages attended the big Christmas switch-on of the famous roadside structure at the Solis MMC HQ on the site of the former Mary Deeney’s bar and restaurant – the first since the closure of the licensed premises in 2013. Members of the McCaul family from Solis MMC Children’s Services, pictured at the lighting up ceremony at the organisation’s new HQ in the fully refurbished former Mary Deeney’s bar and restaurant near Muff, Co Donegal.The decoration and lighting up of the festive landmark was a joint undertaking by the McDaid and McCaul families.The once annual charity switch-on on the banks of Lough Foyle previously attracted many hundreds of festive revellers from far and wide and was performed by celebrities including Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs who played Mike Baldwin.The opening of Solis MMC’s new state-of-the-art office facility has breathed new life into the community and the addition of more than 4,500 Christmas lights on the striking artificial tree will spread plenty of festive cheer this holiday season.Santa lights up Ireland’s biggest Christmas tree at the newly refurbished administration HQ of Solis MMC Children’s Services (the former Mary Deeney’s bar and restaurant) near Muff, Co Donegal.Ireland’s biggest Christmas tree lights up Muff was last modified: December 7th, 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)