14 05 20

first_imgThe Portuguese league matches could be resumed at the end of May if the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic allows it. The Minister of State and Economy assured in Parliament that “starting Monday, individual sports will be allowed outdoors. And at the end of the month, it will be possible to resume professional competition in the first division of Portuguese football.” Previously, Siza Vieira explained three phases of the plan to reopen the country’s economy after the state of emergency that was decreed in Portugal in March. The minister did not offer further details, but the government had already discussed the return of football behind closed doors.The Portuguese league was stopped by the coronavirus with 10 days to go. Porto is the leader with 60 points, one more than Benfica, who is second. Sporting de Braga is third with 46 and Sporting de Portugal, fourth with 42.last_img read more

19 01 20

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With young stars, Cubs likely not fading after NLCS loss 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 Luka Doncic uncorks eight 3s to help Mavs fend off Blazers Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Isabela students make facemasks, bake pastries for Taal eruption refugees Kendrick Nunn continues to shine as Heat torch Thunder Grizzlies push streak to 7 wins after beating Cavscenter_img Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — Lonzo Ball barely missed a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in his second NBA game and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-130 on Friday night.The Suns had a chance to tie it with 1.2 seconds to play, but T.J. Warren missed the first of two free throws. That meant he had to miss the second intentionally and hope for a rebound, but the Suns couldn’t get a decent shot off before the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Ball, the No. 2 overall pick this year who is a week shy of his 20th birthday, took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in a 2 1/2-minute span. His final basket during that run, a floating layup, put Los Angeles ahead 130-122 with 1:35 to play.But the Suns came roaring back behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, whose 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left cut it to 131-130. Brandon Ingram made one of two free throws to give Phoenix one last chance and Warren was fouled by Ingram on an inbounds play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe free throw was off the back of the rim, though, and the Lakers survived.Bledsoe scored 29 points, 17 in the fourth quarter. Booker also flirted with what would have been his first career triple-double, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Warren added 24 points, 17 in the second quarter. Ingram scored 25 points for Los Angeles. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Both teams were coming off of season-opening blowout losses.The Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92, and Phoenix was routed by Portland 124-79, the most one-sided loss in Suns history and most one-sided season opener ever in the NBA.From the opening tip Friday, it was a fast-paced, often sloppy, game with not much attention to defense.Phoenix used a 13-2 run to go up 55-49 with 7:09 left in the half and the Suns stretched it to 67-58 on another 3 by Booker with 3:34 left in the half. But the Lakers scored the next seven, five at the free throw line.Warren responded with consecutive baskets, but Ingram had the last laugh, a 3-pointer with eight seconds to play to cut Phoenix’s lead to 73-70 at the half.ADVERTISEMENT Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs Booker was called for a flagrant one when he fouled Brewer hard on a layup with 6:02 left in the third quarter. Larry Nance Jr. jumped into the fray and put a shoulder into Booker, who responded with a shove. Booker and Nance both were assessed technical fouls.The play came during an 13-2 Lakers outburst that put Los Angeles on top 95-85 after Nance stole the ball from Booker with both players on the floor and flipped the ball to Lopez for a layup with 3:03 to play in the third quarter.The Lakers boosted the lead to 111-99 on Clarkson’s basket with 10:28 to go.TIP INSLakers: Luol Deng, who started Thursday’s opener, was inactive. … Ball had three points, nine assists and four steals in his debut Thursday night. … The Lakers locked arms as they stood for the national anthem.Suns: In the second quarter, Warren was 6 for 7 from the field and 5 for 6 from the foul line. … Booker was flattened under the Phoenix basket by Brook Lopez in the second quarter. He was slow to get up but stayed in the game. ..The Suns play their next five on the road. Their next home game is Nov. 6 against Brooklyn.UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Sunday night.Suns: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgMinister Norton accepts five brand new guitars from Chandini and Khishan Singh, representatives of Gaico Construction and General Services IncorporatedSocial Cohesion Minister, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton, recently accepted a donation of five brand new guitars from Gaico Construction and General Services Incorporated.The items were presented to Minister Norton by Chandini and Khishan Singh, children of the company’s proprietor, Komal Singh. The simple handing over ceremony was done at Minister Norton’s Main Street office.According to Khishan Singh, Gaico Construction has always been keen on its corporate social responsibility, and is usually examining ways of improving the lives of disenfranchised Guyanese.The young man said that the company was inspired by Minister Norton’s recent donation of a guitar to the Village of Paruima in Region Seven, and wanted to be part of a similar exercise.“I believe that music is quite an important part of one’s life. I can tell you from experience that playing an instrument is really beneficial to a person’s overall development. It helps to cultivate more creative minds while maintaining focus and discipline as an individual,” Khishan Singh said.Recognising the disparity that exists between opportunities available on the coastland as compared to those in the hinterland, the Singhs are hoping that like Minister Norton’s previous donation, theirs would also benefit a far flung community.In expressing his gratitude for the donation, Minister Norton committed to ensuring that the instruments benefit those with limited access to the many opportunities available along the coastland.“As you know, it has been a struggle throughout the world to maintain the authenticity and richness of various cultures. Here in Guyana, our Indigenous communities are more at risk of losing precious aspects of their heritage, including language and music,” Minister Norton pointed out.He noted however that there are still persons in certain villages who live in Benab and observe the sacred tradition of gathering at nights to tell stories and sing songs.“The simple donation of a guitar would go such a far way in motivate and helping those people to maintain such traditions and keep their cultures intact,” Minister Norton assured.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Passage Skating Club will be holding a free day of CanSkate on Monday, September 23.According to Peace Passage Skating Club Head Coach, Amanda Thomas, this event is a free opportunity for participants to come out and give Canskate a try.CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development.- Advertisement -Thomas says the Skating Club will have all of their circuits set up and all that participants need is to bring is a pair of skates and a helmet.The Peace Passage Skating Club’s free day of Canskate is taking place on Monday, September 23 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the District of Taylor Ice Centre.For more information, you can visit the Peace Passage Skating Club’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

11 01 20

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CAIRO, Egypt – Behind the seesaw crisis of Iran’s detention of 15 British sailors and marines lies an internal Iranian struggle pitting hardliners, aligned with the president, against more pragmatic officials concerned about the country’s growing isolation. The capture of the Britons initially showed the rising dominance of the president and his allies, specifically the Revolutionary Guards, whereas a move toward finding a diplomatic solution is a sign that the pragmatists are pushing back. Ali Larijani, the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, is a leading pragmatist. On Tuesday, he spoke on state television and suggested that an end to the crisis could be in sight: “The British government has begun its diplomatic negotiations with Iran’s Foreign Ministry in a bid to resolve the issue of British sailors and marines. If these talks go ahead on a logical path, they can change the conditions and put an end to the dispute.” Conservative students from Imam Sadiq University, owned by the Revolutionary Guards, have condemned Larijani for saying there was no need to put the British sailors on trial. “Releasing the British military personnel without a trial is doubtlessly a big error which the Iranian nation would never pardon,” they wrote in a statement carried by the ISNA news agency. The difference between the sides may be a matter more of style than substance, since both support Iran’s drive for nuclear technology and harbor deep distrust of Britain. The seesaw generally tips toward the side bringing the system its greatest benefits. When an attempt to build confidence in its nuclear program failed to win concessions from Europe, Iran grew confrontational and started its nuclear fuel enrichment program. When direct challenges to the West did not produce retaliation, support for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was high. And when constant caustic remarks by Ahmadinejad appeared to be undermining support for Iran’s nuclear program, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pushed the president away from the nuclear issue. That emphasis on results may well explain the lowering of voices coming from Tehran. “Confronting an aggressor is of course a necessity and national glory,” wrote Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a former vice president, in his blog, Webneveshteha.com. Abtahi, who served under Muhammad Khatami, a reform-minded president, wrote, “But it will be more in Iran’s interest than Britain’s if this crisis is over by diplomatic means as soon as possible.”last_img read more

26 12 19

first_img Jason Cundy has told Chelsea to offer Eden Hazard HUGE wages to make him stay in London Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has told the club to make Eden Hazard the highest paid player in world football in an effort to convince him to stay, saying the Belgian star is ‘irreplaceable’.Hazard recently admitted he is still struggling over where his future lies, having decided to remain at Stamford Bridge this summer despite strong interest from Real Madrid. “But, from my point of view, I want him to stay – of course I do.“It’s a really horrible situation for the club because he’s playing well and he’s clearly happy right now, but he has ambitions to go on a do something.”“I would make him the highest paid player in the world.“I would give him £650k, £700k, £750k-a-week. Why not? Tell me why not?“To replace him… you can’t replace him!“What’s he worth on the open market, say £150million? You’re not going to be able to replace him!” “Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go – sometimes I think I want to stay,” Hazard told the media whilst on international duty.The 27-year-old also revealed it is his ‘dream’ to pull on a Los Blancos shirt, and it is expected Real will make another bid for the Blues star either in January or next summer.But while some feel Hazard’s move to LaLiga is inevitable, Cundy believes the Stamford Bridge hero can be persuaded to sign a new deal with Chelsea.Asked about Hazard’s comments while away with Belgium, The Sports Bar host said: “I think it’s a very open and a very honest statement. He’s a lovely lad and he doesn’t cause problems.“As Chelsea fans we’ve got to accept he’s not a west London boy and he wants to play for Real Madrid.“If they come in with a big enough offer, I think we have to accept that there is a time and a place in a player’s career and he wants to go on and play for one of the biggest clubs, if not THE biggest club, in world football. 2center_img 2 Hazard has been on fire for Chelsea so far this season – with eight goals and three assists in ten appearances 💰 “Chelsea should make Hazard the highest paid player in the world…😮 …give him £750,000-a-week to make him stay!”🗣️ @JasonCundy05 says #CFC must break the bank to stop Eden Hazard joining Real Madrid!Is Hazard good enough to command such massive wages? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/LpZvUzU8BL— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 9, 2018last_img read more

26 12 19

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Gerrard decided to begin his managerial career with one of the biggest clubs in world football The months since then have certainly been more positive than negative, with impressive results secured in Europe and on the domestic front keeping the Ibrox club challenging for silverware.His most recent result was one he’s unlikely to better throughout the remainder of his managerial career – a 7-1 thrashing of Motherwell – and, like fellow Premier League legend Frank Lampard, Gerrard seems to have taken to coaching like a duck to water.But it hasn’t been a smooth transition, with Gerrard needing to change his personality from his playing days. huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Steven Gerrard has learnt to control his emotions since retiring as a player and entering the world of coaching.Gerrard, 38, announced his retirement in November 2016 and a couple of months later he started working as a youth coach for his former club, Liverpool.The former England captain was promoted to Under-18 manager for the beginning of the 2017/18 season, and one year later he had accepted his first senior management role – taking charge of Rangers. REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED ADVICE Latest Football News REPLY no dice 2 shining But does he get the same enjoyment standing at the sidelines as he did on the other side of the white line?He continued: “Winning as a player is fantastic, winning as a manager now is a great buzz.“Losing? There is no difference in the hurt. Winning a trophy as a player? Now that’s special, incredible. And I would love to be in a position where I experience that as a manager. That is what I want.“I want to win a trophy — achieve something special. So I’d like to come back to that — what you just asked me — I can’t answer it, not at the minute. I hope I get the chance to try one day.” “I have to be aware I must control my emotions a lot more,” Gerrard told the Daily Mail. “It’s not about me now. It was about me when I played.“Now the challenge is to get a group as right as I can, using my journey and experiences to help them.”Gerrard had plenty of experiences at the elite level of the game, winning a host of trophies throughout his storied career. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard won nine trophies throughout his playing career Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2last_img read more

26 12 19

first_imgDERRY dissident Gary Donnelly has been released by gardai in Co Monaghan. He was arrested on Saturday and questioned about the 2006 murder in Doochary of IRA informer Denis Donaldson.DONALDSON SUSPECT RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE was last modified: September 12th, 2011 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:Denis Donaldsonlast_img

25 12 19

first_imgDonegal boxer Jason Quigley has been nominated for the RTE Sports Person of the Year.Jason QuigleyThe Ballybofey boxer has been rewarded for his fantastic performances throughout the year which saw him capture a silver medal at the World Championships.And 23 year old Jason is certainly in good company. He is nominated alongside such names as Rob Heffernan, Tony McCoy, Martyn Irvine, Tony Kelly, Michael Darragh Macauley, Michael McKillop, Annalise Murphy, Joseph O’Brien, Jonathan Sexton and Jason Smyth.The ceremony will be shown on RTE Two on December 21 at 9pm as part of the overall RTE Sports Star Awards.Jason will be in Dublin for the star-studded night which is one of the most glamorous events outside of the working schedules of our sports stars.   BOXER JASON NOMINATED FOR RTE SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR was last modified: December 3rd, 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:BallybofeyBOXERdonegalJason QuigleyRTElast_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field teams resumed their indoor season this weekend with strong performances at the Holiday Inn Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.”We hit the training really hard the past two weeks and I figured everyone would feel a little flat and a little sore,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “The hope was that they would still compete hard and they did. I like what I’m seeing this year. If this weekend is any indication of performances to come, the next few meets should be fun!”Sophomore standout Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) continued her indoor season with a season-best time of 8.52 in the 60-meter hurdles.  Young’s time was the fastest collegiate time with only professional Sharika Nelvis finishing ahead of Young. Nelivs, a former NCAA Champion, owned the fastest 60-meter hurdle time in the world last season.Later in the afternoon, Young joined Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.), Laura Gann (Wheaton, Ill.) and Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) to finish second in the 4×400-meter relay in 3:51.76. Ahmed-Green also finished eighth in the 200 meters in 25.53.The women’s distance medley relay team of Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.), Meghan Kearney (Kansas City, Mo.), Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) and Cassie Aerts (David City, Neb.) also finished second in 12:07.40.On the track for the men on Saturday, junior college transfer Bas Van Leersum made his Drake debut in the 600 meters and finished fifth in 1:20.02, but was the third fastest collegiate competitor in the race that also featured Erik Sowinski, the American record holder in the event.Van Leersum also turned in a 47-second anchor split in the 4×400-meter relay to help the Bulldog team of Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.), Dominic Lombardi (Columbus, Ohio) and James Saxton (La Crosse, Wis.) finish eighth in 3:20.65.”Bas almost caught the heat leader but ran out of real estate,” Kaiser-Brown said. “The crowd went nuts when they heard his split.” Freshman Aaron Chier turned in an eighth-place finish in the 200 meters with an indoor personal best of 22.26. In the field evens on Saturday, Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) and Taryn Rolle turned in a pair of top-10 performances in the triple jump. Bell was second with a leap of 39-8.75 while Rolle was sixth in 39-0.5″Kayla Bell and Taryn Rolle represented the jumpers at a high level,” Kaiser-Brown said. “Both kicked of the 2016 season making their presence known.”In Friday evening’s events Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) won the mile with a personal best time of 4:55.69 that bested the field by nearly six seconds and was the sixth-fastest time in school history.  Huston overcame a tough start and slow pace early in the race to pull away from the pack with 500 meters left.”Emma started her season off great winning the mile and separated herself from the field,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown.Also on the track for the women, freshman Meghan Kearney (Kansas City, Mo.) took second place in the 800 meters in 2:16.22. The field events were highlighted by Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) taking fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18-7.”Kayla’s speed on the runway has really developed,” Kaiser-Brown said.For the men’s team, James Saxton (La Crosse, Wis.) continued his indoor season by finishing third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.54.”James fought hard in the 800 meters and it won’t be long before we see a big drop in his time,” Kaiser-Brown said. Holiday Inn Invitational – Jan. 15-16, 2016Lincoln, Neb. Drake Women’s Results 60 Meters (Prelims)13. Taryn Rolle, 7.9425. Rai Ahmed-Green, 8.12 200 Meters8. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.5311. Mary Young, 25.7539. Destani Welch, 27.49 400 Meters24. Victoria Coombe, 1:01.82 800 Meters2. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.226. Laura Gann, 2:17.4417. Shelby Varney, 2:34.81 1,000 Meters8. Kayla Giuliano, 3:07.89 Mile1. Emma Huston, 4:55.69 3,000 Meters7. Bailee Cofer, 10:27.9014. Taylor Scholl, 10:41.18 60-Meter Hurldes (Finals)2. Mary Young, 8.52 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)2. Mary Young, 8.6512. Virginia Hill, 9.1116. Destani Welch, 9.24 4×400-Meter Relay2. Ahmed-Green, Young, Gann, Hill, 3:51.76 Distance Medley Relay2. Cofer, Kearney, Huston, Aerts, 12:07.40 High Jump – Seeded5. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-5 High Jump – Unseeded3. Taylor Patton, 5-3 Pole Vault5. Christina LeMunyon, 10-6 Long Jump4. Kayla Bell, 18-710. Taryn Rolle, 17-7 Triple Jump2. Kayla Bell, 39-8.756. Taryn Rolle, 39-0.5 Holiday Inn Invitational – Jan. 15-16, 2016Lincoln, Neb. Drake Men’s Results 60 Meters (Prelims)9. Vincent Pierce, 6.9414. Demetrius Shelton, 6.9920. Aaron Chier, 7.0823. Kendall Owens, 7.14 200 Meters 8. Aaron Chier, 22.2610. Demetrius Shelton, 22.4112. Kendall Owens, 22.4913. Pierce Vincent, 22.50 400 Meters17. Hudson Priebe, 49.8224. Dominic Lombardi, 51.34 600 Meters5. Bas Van Leersum, 1:20.02 800 Meters3. James Saxton, 1:54.547. George Webb, 1:57.1824. Alec Bognar, 2:04.48 1,000 Meters11. John Freeman, 2:37.68 3,000 Meters25. Ali Jandal, 9:05.69 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)14. Hudson Priebe, 8.4618. Dominic Lombardi, 8.5729. Tyler Zak, 9.10 4×400-Meter Relay8. Priebe, Lombardi, Saxton, Van Leersum, 3:20.6513. Ejubovic, Webb, Myles, Zak, 3:27.00 High Jump – Seeded8. Ryan Cook, 6-4.75 High Jump – Unseeded4. Forest Moses, 6-2.75 Pole Vault13. Adam Perkins, 12-6 Long Jump9. Johnathan Osifuye, 22-3.525. Ethan Turner, 18-7.25 Triple Jump6. Johnathan Osifuye, 46-09. Ethan Turner, 44-711. Sean Buczek, 42-8.25 Shot Put14. A.J. Erb, 40-7.517. Michael Dolan, 38-5.5 Weight Throw18. Michael Dolan, 45-3.5 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more