Grey steps up for GlobalPort sans Romeo

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Jonathan Grey was given an opportunity and he made the most out of it.Without Terrence Romeo, the sophomore guard made filled in and unleashed 13 points with two assists to boot 25 minutes for GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Terrence is not with us so we really needed to go hard,” Grey admitted in Fiilipino as his playing time increased under returning head coach Pido Jarencio and formed a decent supporting role with lead guard Stanley Pringle.Grey, however, wasn’t satisfied with his performance especially with the Batang Pier dropping a 115-104 decision to NLEX in their Christmas Day clash at Philippine Arena.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 folk“For me, I’m not happy with the way I played,” the 25-year-old swingman said on Monday.But he’s not letting the defeat rain on GlobalPort’s parade as he maintains a positive view moving forward. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “This is just our first game so I hope we bounce back. Coach Pido is giving us a chance to make up for the mistakes we did, so what happened to us is just a learning process. We have to move on,” he said.Grey added he feels comfortable with Jarencio’s free-flowing system which he thinks highlights the team’s strengths.“We’re more fast-paced now, so I think it’s an advantage for me. Maybe, coach also liked my game and that’s the reason why he’s letting me play along with my fellow young players,” he said.The former College of St. Benilde star knows that after this solid showing, more will be expected of him and it starts against Barangay Ginebra on January 7.“We need to focus on our next game, which is against Ginebra. So we’ll do our jobs, try our best every game to help the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alyssa Valdez to focus on playing for Creamline in 2018 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Field House to host end-of-season tournament

first_imgThe tournament will involve teams from all age groups, who will each play at different times throughout the weekend. The younger ages will begin playing at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb.24, with the older teams playing Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.The tournament will be played through two 20 minute halves, with each game including a three minute half-time.With the conclusion of the indoor winter soccer season just around the corner, as of Wednesday, Feb.15, registration has officially been open for the 2012 spring league. Registration can be completed online through the league website and can also be done at this tournament.- Advertisement -The full schedule can be found on the Soccer Club’s official website.As well, this Saturday, Feb.18, the Club’s U18 Northern Strikers play against the Grande Prairie Wolves in a play down for their spot in provincials, which is scheduled to take place mid-March.last_img read more

John Dunn of Trans Canada to speak at tomorrow’s Chamber Luncheon

first_imgThe cost to attend is $25 for members and $35 dollars for potential members and those interested can call 785-6037 to reserve their spot. This is the one that if approved will deliver North Montney natural gas from a point near Hudson’s Hope to a proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export facility at Port Edward, near Prince Rupert. Trans-Canada has been selected, by now Petronas owned, Progress Energy to design, build, own and operate the proposed pipeline project. There’s no indication what Mr. Dunn will choose as the focus of his address, but Trans-Canada is weighing a wide range of factors prior to determining the final pipeline route.- Advertisement -This is one of two major, Trans-Canada, natural gas pipeline projects, proposed to connect Canada’s Northwest coast to the Peace Region.The other is the 650 kilometer Coastal GasLink Pipeline which will run from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek to a proposed LNG facility near Kitimat.As reported earlier it will be the subject of four public feedback sessions over eight days beginning in Chetwynd on March 27th.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Germany World Cup games are now finals, says Neuer

first_img“From now on, we only have finals. The players have to show what they can do, but I am convinced that we can do it,” Neuer said.Pre-World Cup talk from the German camp was about becoming the first team since Brazil in 1962 to successfully defend the title.Now the worry is whether Joachim Loew’s team can even reach the last 16.“Complaining about what happened doesn’t change anything, we all know that,” said Neuer.“We have to try to put this behind us as quickly as possible.”Neuer revealed that head coach Loew spoke at length during an emergency team meeting after the poor display in Moscow and that the players did not hold back in giving their opinion.– ‘We didn’t mince words’ –“There was a length team meeting,” said Neuer.“We didn’t mince words, because we want to make things better against Sweden.Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer described their shock defeat to Mexico as ‘a wake-up call’ which led to frank exchanges of opinion within the team. © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZ“We talked a lot, such meetings are good, it’s a liberating feeling and the outlines came from the coach.“We are our harshest critics.“It was a wake-up call and there has never been such strong communication within the team as after the game against Mexico.“We won’t need a second wake-up call.“We want to reach the knock-out stages and the team believes that we can do it.”Die Mannschaft was slammed by the German media for a dreadful first-half performance when their defence was brutally riped apart by Mexico’s counter attacks.Neuer says all the stops will be pulled out against Sweden.“Every player must ask himself, ‘am I ready to give everything?”, said Germany’s shot-stopper.“In terms of the performance, I don’t think we need to change players.”Despite the captain’s insistence that the current team can pull it off, former internationals and pundits in Germany are demanding that Loew drops Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira after both had woeful displays against Mexico.Neuer revealed that the players took their frustrations out in Monday’s closed training session.“It went off, the players who weren’t involved on Sunday really threw themselves into it,” he said.Neuer revealed that even before Loew called for crisis talks, the players were already sorting out issues amongst themselves.“Since no one shirks responsibility, we had already talked a lot after the game, on the bus and at every meal,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer © AFP / Yuri CORTEZVATUTINKI, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – Germany captain Manuel Neuer said Tuesday that his side’s two remaining World Cup group games are now effectively finals and revealed frank words were exchanged in the team camp as the holders fight to stay in the tournament.The World Cup holders are under intense pressure ahead of Saturday’s second Group F game against Sweden in Sochi and the South Korea match next Wednesday in Kazan after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday.last_img read more

Neymar return to Paris boosts World Cup hopes

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar is rep[ortedly due back in the French capital on Friday © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, May 3 – An almost fit-again Neymar was expected to arrive in Paris from Rio on Friday some 40 days ahead of the World Cup finals in Russia, French daily L’Equipe reported.Although the star was reported to be taking the Thursday flight out of Rio de Janeiro, arriving early Friday in Paris, there was no confirmation from his spokesman that he departed. Neymar was not spotted in the public areas of Rio’s Tom Jobim International Airport. While his return is too late to have any impact for his club, Brazil fans are desperate for their iconic star to lead the team out in Russia.The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward — at 220 million euros ($263 million) the most expensive player in history — broke a bone in his right foot on February 25 playing for PSG and has been in a race for fitness since undergoing surgery in Brazil on March 3.According to L’Equipe Neymar has been walking without crutches for two weeks but the star striker said last week from his coastal mansion in Rio that he would not play before a final medical on May 17, two days ahead of his club’s last match of the season.PSG coach Unai Emery admitted Thursday he had not spoken to Neymar for “some weeks”.“He needs to be left alone to work with the physios, but we also want him to be with us for the last match,” Emery said.“I don’t know if it’s Friday or Saturday,” added Emery, confirming the former Barcelona forward was scheduled for an imminent return from Brazil.In Neymar’s absence PSG were beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League but have regained the French league title and the League Cup and face third division Les Herbiers in the French Cup final on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Zidane enjoys winning start but Atletico beaten in Bilbao

first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane began his second spell as Real Madrid boss with a victory © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMadrid, Spain, Mar 16 – Zinedine Zidane brought Real Madrid’s outcasts in from the cold and they repaid him with a win over Celta Vigo on Saturday but La Liga’s title race could well be over after Atletico Madrid were beaten by Athletic Bilbao. Isco and Gareth Bale each scored in Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Celta before Atletico lost 2-0 at San Mames, giving Barcelona the chance to go 10 points clear if they overcome Real Betis on Sunday. Barca’s superiority has been clear for some time but Zidane’s new era is up and running. Isco, who had not started a single league game under Santiago Solari, gave Real the lead shortly after the hour and Bale got the goal his own committed display deserved to put sorry Celta out of sight. Bale was teed up by Marcelo, who was also dropped by Solari but recalled, while Keylor Navas pulled off a superb save in the first half, having been brought back in ahead of Thibaut Courtois. “Nobody can erase what these players have done,” Zidane about those players he recalled. “I will count on everyone.”The victory ends a run of four consecutive home defeats for Madrid and means they are now two points behind Atletico, nine back on Barca.That deficit will surely prove too big to close but Zidane’s job was to restore morale in the 11 league games that are left and to find out what, and who, needs changing in the summer. “My team-talk was really simple,” Zidane said. “I told them to have fun, to play, to run together and to be united when we don’t have the ball. When we have it, let’s have fun, and that’s what we did.”At times, it felt like a pre-season fixture, not just because of the baking hot sun but the relaxed atmosphere and the sense this is now a team on trial. Bale, whose relationship with Zidane deteriorated to breaking point last season, was arguably the biggest winner, his performance proving there could yet be a place for him in what the club’s president Florentino Perez has dubbed “the glorious new era”. Marcelo impressed too while Courtois might well wonder what his next couple of months hold, given Navas, an old favourite of Zidane, looks to be back in favour.“There are 10 games left, today Keylor played, on another day it could be Thibaut,” Zidane said. “Real Madrid needs two or three great goalkeepers. We’ll see what happens next year.”– Bale rattles crossbar –There was a cosy feeling at the Santiago Bernabeu, where fans had a new song to the tune of ‘Hey Jude’, replaced by ‘Zizou’, and cheered their new coach’s name when it was announced before kick-off. Bale came closest to scoring in the first half with an acrobatic scissor-kick that crashed against the crossbar and later teed up Karim Benzema to tap in, only for the referee to book the Welshman for a foul in the build-up. Celta found chances on the break but never looked liked converting. Maxi Gomez, with only Ramos to beat, curled wide while Sofiane Boufal’s finish had to be blocked on the line by Marcelo as Madrid were again caught upfield. Benzema’s goal was ruled out just before half-time and Luka Modric had one chalked off just after, this time VAR intervening to show Raphael Varane offside and close enough to be deemed active. Isco’s influence had diminished and Dani Ceballos was ready to replace him just before he scored the opening goal. Asensio made it, a superb run allowing Benzema to cross and Isco to bundle in.There was still time for Bale to add a second, his touch making space for the shot after Marcelo had slipped him clear. The ball hit the post and then the net.After going out of the Champions League to Juventus on Tuesday, Atletico’s miserable week continued as they were undone by two late goals in Bilbao. Jose Gimenez was at fault for the opener, gifting the ball to Inigo Cordoba who found Inaki Williams at the back post. Gimenez was unfortunate for the second too, as Kenan Kodro’s shot deflected off his foot on its way in, leaving Barcelona with one hand on the trophy. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

UTLA plans camp-out to protest payroll glitches

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBrewer announced Thursday morning that he expects 5,000 certificated employees, including teachers, to be affected by problems with today’s paychecks, roughly the same number as the last pay cycle. Of those, about 300 will be underpaid, and the district has already contacted those to give them emergency checks. The district has also extended customer-service hours to the weekend to help those with paycheck problems. But amid the increasing tension over the issue, LAUSD general counsel Kevin Reed has issued a warning that UTLA should not be encouraging teacher walkouts to protest the problems. Duffy had threatened walkouts while testifying about the payroll problems in a Senate committee hearing last week. Reed said the language of the union’s collective-bargaining agreement precludes the union from engaging in work slowdowns including walkouts. Any legal action against the union would require school board action, he said. UTLA has already called for teachers to boycott after-school faculty meetings. But Reed said he hopes the teachers union will work with the district to resolve the problems. “We don’t know if (walkouts are) going to happen, but it is a situation where we believe that the instructional programs and operation of our schools are going to be impacted,” Reed said. “Right now we’re hoping to de-escalate with meaningful conversations.” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! United Teachers Los Angeles officers will camp out in an RV at Los Angeles Unified headquarters starting today to protest payroll glitches that have led to over- and underpayments for thousands of employees since February. The camp-out is the latest effort by the union to step up pressure against the district to resolve the problems. Superintendent David Brewer III has said the district can fix all the problems by next July. “July 2008 is way too late,” UTLA President A.J. Duffy said. “We’re going to continue to support our teachers and highlight the problems for the community. “They have sent out so many contradictory messages that we’re not sure what’s accurate and what’s not and what’s true and what’s not.” last_img read more

WONDERFUL YEAR FOR GLENSWILLY CAPTURED IN STUNNING CALENDAR

first_imgThe cover of the wonderful calendar by Geraldine Diver.After the hugely successful year enjoyed by Glenswilly, local photographer Geraldine Diver thought it would be a shame to let all those amazing memories sit in her camera.So Geraldine has gone and produced what can only be described as a superb calendar capturing all the best moments of life at Glenswilly GAA club.The calendar will go on sale at the Underage Presentation on Sunday evening at 6pm in the clubhouse. Priced at €10, they are excellent value and all proceeds of the calendar will be going towards the underage players activities and development.The calendars have been kindly sponsored by local business, Larkin’s of Newmills.So if you want Murphy, Big Neil, Copper, Shorty or Crawford on your wall for Christmas, then now is your chance!Tickets for the club’s dinner dance on the 29th of December will also be available on Sunday night.  WONDERFUL YEAR FOR GLENSWILLY CAPTURED IN STUNNING CALENDAR was last modified: December 13th, 2013 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:calendarsGeraldine DiverGlenswilly GAA Clublast_img read more

VIDEO: Furious ex-Arsenal star rips shirt off as he’s sent to the stands

first_img Nelson Vivas rips his shirt off 1 Former Arsenal star Nelson Vivas could be in hot water after he ripped off his shirt following being sent off in Estudiantes’ 0-0 draw with Boca Juniors.The ex-Gunner is currently manager of Estudiantes and flew into a rage after his side were denied a penalty, tearing off his shirt as he marched off the field after being sent to the stands.It was a passionate display from the Argentine, who joined Arsenal in 1998 and played 69 Premier League games before moving to Inter Milan, but perhaps a little unwise.You can see the incredible moment below…last_img read more

PASSING ST BRIDGET’S CROSS-MAKING TRADITION ON IN TERMON – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgA large crowd attended the Annual St Bridget cross-making at Sean Scoil in An Tearmainn.Fr Pat Mc Hugh PP, gave a brief outline before performing the blessing ceremony.Both young and old alike came together to pass on and continue one of Donegal’s most popular traditions. PASSING ST BRIDGET’S CROSS-MAKING TRADITION ON IN TERMON – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: February 1st, 2013 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:Fr Pat McHughSt Bridget’s crossTermonlast_img read more