More lifters vie for Asian Games slots

first_imgWith the hope of replicating the achievements of Hidilyn Diaz, the Philippine Weightlifting Association (PWA) is seeking additional entries that can contribute to a successful Asian Games campaign.PWA chief Monico Puentevella has endorsed young lifters Elien Rose Perez, Ma. Dessa Delos Santos, Elreen Ann Ando and Jeffrey Garcia to join Nestor Colonia, Kristel Macrohon and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver medalist Diaz in the Indonesia Games slated Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The four junior lifters were initially excluded from the list of 272 athletes from 35 sports bound for the quadrennial meet in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.“Hidilyn was only 17 years old when she first competed during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing,” said Puentevella.“These athletes should also be given the chance to play in high-level competitions. You cannot produce an Olympic medalist if you don’t expose them against the best.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So what’s next? LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Looking for a way out of tailspin

first_img“I think that I saw players that had quit in their eyes tonight, and that bothered me,” Jackson had said to reporters after Thursday’s loss to Cleveland. Saying a group of professional athletes looked as if they were quitting is pretty strong. I went through the Daily News’ computer archives and found no example of Jackson saying anything like it since he arrived here in 1999. I asked him if he’d ever, with any of his teams, been moved to use words like those before. Of all the body parts to betray the Lakers lately, the ones in which Phil Jackson wanted to see the most improvement as the team came out of the All-Star break weren’t the ankles, knees or shoulders but the eyes. That was a remarkable statement the coach made after the previous game, using an outrageous four-letter epithet, singeing players’ ears with sports’ Q-word. And it might bear repeating now that the Lakers have continued their February fold by falling to the Portland Trail Blazers 112-108 at Staples Center on Wednesday night, their sixth loss in a row and 12th in 16 games, as Jackson fumed on the sideline. There were the back-to-back overtime losses to Charlotte and San Antonio to send the Lakers stumbling into a marathon eastern trip, then the 3-5 trip, then two home losses. Everybody talked about how the Lakers had to beat Portland to save Jackson from his first six-game losing streak as an NBA coach. Overlooked was that the 4-11 stretch already marked Jackson’s worst 15-game stretch. Another memory search: With the 1980-81 New Jersey Nets, Jackson endured a 14-game losing streak, but he was only a first-year assistant coach then. “That’s a month of losing, and I know how unbearable that was for Bob MacKinnon, the (head) coach,” Jackson said. When he worries about the quit in those purple-and-gold eyes, his concern is that the close losses will pile up and bury his mostly young team. “They need one pivotal thing,” Jackson said, “kind of a moment that brings some kind of focus to them, that is a special moment where they play for each other and with each other.” Whilegeneral manager Mitch Kupchak works out the slim possibilities for a major trade before today’s deadline, and the players hope the five-day break revived their shooting legs, the coach has been stuck in the middle of his worst month in a suit and tie. Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. (818) 713-3616 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I don’t think I’ve ever had to,” Jackson said. When Jackson returned to the Lakers post-Shaquille O’Neal, and people wondered if the coach of nine NBA champions could put up with a less-than-title- caliber team, it’s a month like this they were referring to. In a Staples Center hallway before tip-off Wednesday, Jackson searched his memory for comparisons. “There was one group I had in Chicago (the Bulls) in ’94 that had a season that was a roller-coaster – we had a two-win, two-loss, three-win, two-loss type of season – and we felt frustrated because we couldn’t gain momentum,” Jackson said. But this is different. “This (Lakers) team has had momentum,” Jackson said. “And has lost it in an ungainly fashion.” last_img read more


first_imgOver 1,300 secondary students and adult learners from all over Donegal visited LYIT last week to find out about courses, speak to lecturers and get a feel what it would be like to study at the college.All of the Schools (Business, Science, Engineering and Tourism) were on hand to answer questions and talk through courses and prospects.This year the LYIT had a number of interactive events. An adult learner evening which featured a special event “Making Social Change” introducing the first degree in Ireland in Social and Community enterprise.The Department of Law also conducted mock trials for budding lawyers and the Business studies ran a workshop ‘The Apprentice @ LYIT’ which offered students considering a future in business a taste of what they would study at LYIT, hosted by Donegal’s The Apprentice candidate Joanne-Sweeney Burke.Two groups of fourth year BBS Marketing students, presented their marketing strategies on a pre-assigned task.The secondary school students were given the opportunity to ask questions – just as Bill Cullen would do in the boardroom – before finally voting for the group with the winning idea. Speaking about the day, LYIT President Paul Hannigan said, “Once again we welcome everyone to LYIT, it’s always a pleasure to have students and adult learners from all over Donegal at the college. We hope they found the events useful and I look forward to welcoming them back to LYIT as third level students.”LYIT GOES INTERACTIVE FOR OPEN DAY was last modified: November 15th, 2011 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:LYITOPEN DATPRESIDENT PAUL HANNIGANlast_img read more

Jury takes less than half hour to find man not guilty of restaurant sex assault

first_imgA jury took less than half an hour to find a man not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in a Letterkenny takeaway.The 45-year-old married man was accused of grabbing the woman in her groin area. The woman, from Derry, claimed the man had grabbed her between her legs and hurt her so much that she felt it the following day.CCTV footage given in evidence to jury members at Letterkenny Circuit Court showed the man reaching out and touching the woman’s behind.The woman then confronted the man and claimed that he told her “I’m going to do you.”The man has pleaded not guilty to the single charge which allegedly took place on October 10th, 2015.The woman gave evidence of how she was staying with her sister in Letterkenny on the night.They had some drinks and at 2am, they decided to go to Letterkenny to have more drinks.In the Downtown bar, the woman said she had a cocktail, a baby Guinness and a Gin and Tonic along with the two glasses of wine she had in her sister’s house earlier.The woman told the court they then went for something to eat in a fast-food restaurant and then decided to leave there to go for a cigarette.CCTV footage played to the court of the incident showed the woman leaving the restaurant and the man, aged 45, reaching out to touch the woman on her behind.The woman recalled “I could feel a hand touch me between my legs, it’s embarrassing. I could feel a hand touching my crotch area. It was very quick. I was completely disgusted.“It’s the last thing I expected on a night out. I felt violated and disgusted.”The woman said she punched the man because she was annoyed and disgusted by his alleged actions.She also claimed that the accused videod her with his phone and then told her “I’m going to do you.”The accused man’s statement to Gardai was also read out in court.He said he was in Letterkenny for a 40th birthday and had visited five bars and had an average of two drinks in each bar.He said he had no direct recollection of the incident but does remember “ending up waking up at home with a very angry wife.”Having viewed the CCTV footage later, he said he felt it did not reflect what the woman claimed in her statement had happened.Barrister for the accused, Mr Damian Crawford put it to the woman that the contact between them was minimal.The woman replied that all she could say was that she felt the man touch her and that she still felt it the next day.Mr Crawford replied “That’s not what happened at all. He did not grab you forcefully by the crotch.”The jury of eight men and three women returned a verdict of not guilty to Judge John Aylmer.Jury takes less than half hour to find man not guilty of restaurant sex assault was last modified: January 27th, 2018 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:courtGardailetterkennynot guiltysex assaulttakeawaylast_img read more


first_imgFANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE: At Donegal Daily we’re excited about the forthcoming European Championships in France. Again, Donegal will be well represented with Seamus Coleman, Shay Given, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady all expected to be in Martin O’Neill’s 23-man squad. Donegal Daily in conjunction with Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure and Inishowen Motors have decided to set up an incredible EURO 2016 Fantasy Football League.We’ve got some incredible prizes up for grabs, which includes winning a NEW KIA Sportage for FREE for ONE year, outside of that we’ve got weekend breaks to some top-class hotel and a host of other amazing prizes.What’s the catch you might ask? Well there is none!It’s FREE to play, so join TODAY and we in with a chance of winning some great prizes – and see how you fare against the rest of Donegal! Can you be crowned our EURO 2016 Fantasy Football king or queen?The only way to find out is to play now, so join our league today.Simply follow the steps outlined below and type in our unique code to join our league and pick your EURO 2016 dream XI.Let’s play!Sign Up below with your details so we can contact the lucky winners.Team Name must be unique so get the thinking caps onContact number must be in useEmail address must be valid[ninja_forms id=1] After submitting your details above follow these simple steps:Simply click on this link which will take you the UEFA Euro 2016 website http://eurofantasy.uefa.comClick play fantasy 16′Select your team individually or use ‘auto fill’ feature which automatically selects your team.At top of screen click confirm squad which will ask you to then to select your captain, i.e your captain gets double points.Enter your team name which you have already given Donegal Daily, in the unlikely event the team name is taken simply change name and notify us at donegaldailyeuro2016@gmail.comThen you must register, you can do this using your Facebook, Google, Windows or Yahoo accounts. Otherwise follow the instructions on screen to Register.Finally after creating your account to play Fantasy Football, go to ‘join leagues’ and enter this unique code(03034EBC) in order to join and be eligible for prizes.Once the confirmation email has been sent click on the link sent and go onto to join our league with the code 03034EBC.JOIN OUR AMAZING EURO 2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND WIN A FREE CAR was last modified: June 8th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgDOZENS of people have taken part in a rally in support of the people of Gaza today.The protest at the Israeli murders of hundreds of children and other civilians during a three-week onslaught was organised by Sinn Fein outside Donegal County Council’s offices in Lifford.  PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTEST HELD IN LIFFORD was last modified: July 28th, 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:GAZAIsraelLiffordprotestlast_img read more

DeGale ready for world title challenge after destroying durable Periban

first_imgJames DeGale says he is ready to become world champion after becoming the first man to stop Marco Antonio Periban. Harlesen’s Olympic gold medallist destroyed the Mexican in the third round of their fight in Liverpool and is the mandatory challenger for Carl Froch’s IBF super-middleweight title .Video courtesy of iFLTVFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

South African jazz greats shine at London festival

first_imgFormidable pianist, Bokani Dyer, was in fine form on the opening day of the EFG London Jazz Festival. His sold out performance was followed by South Africa jazz greats Abdullah Ibrahim and Louis Moholo-Moholo. (Image: EFG London Jazz Festival)• Ubuntu comes to the Big Apple• Music van de Caab keeps Khoi and San music alive• McGregor’s music captures the African village• African musicians mine a rich vein of history • Jazz inspired by Mandela Shamin ChibbaThe best of South African jazz was on stage at the Vortex Jazz Club in the UK over the weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s premier jazz events. The festival is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015, a cultural exchange programme showcasing South African artists in Britain.Bokani Dyer led South Africa’s charge on the opening night on Friday 14 November with a sold out performance. Described by festival organisers as a formidable young pianist with strong individual sound, Dyer has recorded two albums, Mirror in 2010 and Emancipate the Story in 2011. Alan Webster, director of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, has described Dyer as “technically skilled beyond his years and artistically creative in a wide array of jazz genres. He is undoubtedly someone who is going to add to the breadth of South African jazz in the future.” From his performance in London, Dyer is clearly fulfilling that promise.Watch: Bokani Dyer’s performance at The Mahogany Room Jazz Club in Cape TownAlso on Saturday, drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo performed with the Dedication Orchestra, a 24-piece jazz ensemble he founded in the early 1990s that pays tribute to his former bands, the Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath.Watch: the Dedication Orchestra at the Verona Jazz FestivalOn the same day the festival held two talks on “South Africa 20 years on and the legacy of the Blue Notes”. These featured musicians and specialists discussing the impact of South African musicians exiled by apartheid on the British local scene and explored South Africa’s music over 20 years of democracy.Watch: Louis Moholo-Moholo at the Gateshead International Jazz FestivalThe festival also made a remarkable tribute to the late pianist, saxophonist and composer Bheki Mseleku, when British flautist Gareth Lockrane played some of his lost compositions, never heard before. Lockrane closely collaborated with the Durban-born Mseleku and was part of his quartet in the three years before he passed away in 2008. Other artists at the festival included veterans Abdullah Ibrahim and his septet, Ekaya.Watch: Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya at the San Sebastian Jazz FestivalWatch: Bheki Mseleku playing “Mngoma” and “Through the Years”last_img read more

Apple Should Still Buy Foursquare – Now More Than Ever

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Back in August, I wrote that Apple should buy Foursquare. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Now that Apple’s Maps app is out and missing so much detail on local places and businesses, it sounds even better.The Apple Maps app is nice. It’s fast, friendly and well organized. It’s the data that pose the problems. The maps themselves are inaccurate, and Apple has to solve that problem itself. But on top of that, searches for places come up empty too often, and searches by category are uneven. This isn’t just a problem for the Maps app itself. Maps are available to all applications on iOS as the location background that’s easiest to build upon. Weaknesses in Apple’s Maps make all location-driven apps and services worse. As I wrote in August and believe even more strongly today, there’s an easy solution for Apple: buy Foursquare.As some smartcomments on my original post pointed out, if Apple needed to buy Foursquare rather than build its own places database, it might have done so by now. I’m not convinced. The ability to personalize map results to the user’s tastes is the most critical part, both for Maps and Siri. Apple can’t build that in secret.That’s why it launched Siri to the public last year, way before it was ready. The same pattern holds with Maps this year. Data-intensive services like these can only be improved by field testing and data gathering.Foursquare has been field tested for years, and it has billions of check-ins to start with. Those are strong signals. That’s why Foursquare’s recommendations hold up against any other location service, even Yelp or Google, even with smaller adoption. Apple needs a leg up in location right now, and Foursquare seems like the best fit.Yes, Yelp is already a close partner, but Yelp isn’t going anywhere. It’s a public company with big battles to fight in local advertising. It suits Apple just fine as a partner to add reviews to its location searches. What Apple needs is a personalized database of locations that it owns. That could be Foursquare.There are many other Apple features that Foursquare would enhance, which you can read about in the original post. I think it’s worth reconsidering the argument now that Apple’s in the hot seat for location. Tags:#Apple#web center_img jon mitchell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Google Tells Microsoft To Get Rid Of Its Rule-Breaking YouTube App

first_imgreadwrite Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Google has formally demanded that Microsoft yank its new YouTube app for Windows Phone, which allows users to skip ads and download YouTube videos — both of which violate YouTube’s terms of service. The Verge has the full text of Google’s cease-and-desist letter, which is dated today.ReadWrite reported on the Microsoft app’s apparent rule-breaking last week.Updated 10:24am PT on May 16: A Microsoft PR representative emailed us a statement in response to Google’s letter:YouTube is consistently one of the top apps downloaded by smartphone users on all platforms, but Google has refused to work with us to develop an app on par with the apps for other platforms. Since we updated the YouTube app to ensure our mutual customers a similar YouTube experience, ratings and feedback have been overwhelmingly positive. We’d be more than happy to include advertising but need Google to provide us access to the necessary APIs. In light of Larry Page’s comments today calling for more interoperability and less negativity, we look forward to solving this matter together for our mutual customers. Tags:#Google#Microsoft#now#YouTube The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts last_img read more