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Former Lady Spiker Gyra Barroga shines in PSL debut for Cocolife

first_imgView comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I left the team without any bad blood. They understand that it was a family decision and they were very supportive and proud,” she said.“It was the hardest decision I had to make because that was my second family, I was close to them. But La Salle helped me grow and they helped me improve on my skills.They will always be family,” she added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cocolife pounces on error-prone Cherrylume in PSL Invitational Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 “I feel really happy because they were very welcoming and kind. I’m very thankful for the coaches, the management and my teammates because they pushed me in a way that I can boost my confidence,” said Barroga.The 19-year-old immediately made her presence felt in the first set with five quick points off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“My goal was to just play my best and not pressure myself and try to make my family proud as much as possible and also my Lady Spikers family,” she said.After spending two years with the Lady Spikers, the 5-foot-8 opposite hitter left the team due to her family’s decision. However, she would still continue her academics in La Salle.center_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES After her departure from the De La Salle Lady Spikers, Gyra Barroga had a stellar debut for Cocolife in the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational.Barroga fired a game-high 17 points to spearhead the Asset Managers’ 22-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-18 victory over Cherrylume Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

“Christmas Market Day” should be better promoted – vendors, agro-processors

first_imgWith the festive season less than two days away, scores of vendors and agro-processors enjoyed a successful day at the second annual Christmas Market Day organised by the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC).Handmade ornaments on saleThe market day activities commenced from 06:00h to 12:00h on Saturday at D’Urban Park, Georgetown, and once again attracted a large crowd of intrigued shoppers.However, even though the stalls were buzzing with consumers looking to purchase local produce, traders are of the opinion that more needs to be done in terms of promoting the activity.Sherry Crandon, a representative of agro-processing business Becky’s Blessings told Guyana Times that promoting the activity would be one thing she would do in the future.Local farmer: Andrea Seechen“If there is one thing that I can improve about the market day, it’s probably networking. Because I’m sure a lot of persons didn’t know about today being market day while a lot of persons forget. So I think if they network it a little bit more social media, online on TV, more likely the week before so that more persons can know this is where we are going to be,” Crandon noted.Meanwhile, local craftswoman Nadia Lockhart expressed similar views when she spoke to this newspaper. “Maybe they can do a little bit advertising cause some folks say they didn’t know about it, is somebody just went home and inform them about it. But a little bit more advertising can be done to get more persons and in that way, persons who produce their own stuff like myself can also come out,” the craftswoman said.Nevertheless, when this publication took a stroll through the many stalls later in the day, persons were still taking advantage of the sales which included a wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, agro-processed products, crafts and plants.Local farmer, Andrea Seechen, who transported her goods all the way from Upper Corentyne, Berbice, to Georgetown, posited that despite the late arrival, her produce was completely sold out.Same can be said for representative of Triple “A’s” catering, Aweena Alder as she described the early morning atmosphere at the market.last_img read more

Kendrick keeps it all in perspective

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Through all the ups and downs, Howie Kendrick never forgets to offer his megawatt smile. It’s there when he talks about his second-half success in the major leagues last season and even when he talks about his demotion earlier in the year. “The neighborhood I grew up in was pretty tough, and I’d see things that would happen all the time,” Kendrick said of growing up in Callahan, Fla., just outside of Jacksonville. “My grandmother was one person that threw me into baseball, and I fell in love with it and she kept me playing.” Kendrick and his two sisters essentially were raised by their grandmother since their parents were busy with military commitments. Intent on keeping Kendrick off the streets, his grandmother kept pushing baseball, even when the rising young talent had a bout of insecurity at age 13. “I was moving up to the senior-league level with older guys and I was kind of afraid at that point,” Kendrick said. “I never really told anybody but I was like, `I’m not going to play this year.’ She was like, `No, you’re going to play. You’re definitely going to play.’ That was the one time I almost stopped playing, but she never let me quit.” Kendrick, undersized at the time but definitely not overmatched, played at age 13 and played well. The Angels’ second baseman of the future was well on his way. “Even though I thought about quitting, I still loved baseball and I’m glad I didn’t,” Kendrick said. “After I was over that hump, I just kept going.” Last season was the perfect example of Kendrick applying life lessons to baseball. He made his major-league debut April 26 against the Detroit Tigers and by May 14 was back in Triple-A after batting just .115 (3 for 26) with the big club. Kendrick was befuddled by off-speed and breaking pitches and he knew it. His demotion couldn’t have come at a better time, since Salt Lake was about to face a bevy of soft-throwing left-handers. “I needed to have that idea of when those guys are going to try to throw those breaking balls, or try to make those adjustments to you that you are making to them,” Kendrick said. “I just made the adjustments and tried to be patient and see the ball a little longer.” He was recalled again on July 14, which allowed him time to participate in the Futures Game during All-Star festivities before he left. The future indeed had arrived. He batted .500 (20 for 40) with the Angels in July and had a 16-game hit streak from July 16-Aug. 6. It was the longest rookie hitting streak by an American League hitter last season. The Angels already were planning on parting ways with free-agent Adam Kennedy, and Kendrick’s success made it a little easier to say good-bye to a well-liked veteran. Kendrick is up for the test and has no problem with the pressures that come with a “can’t miss” tag. “It’s not a burden really,” Kendrick said. “It’s fun and it can be anything you want it to be. I don’t make much of it. It’s just part of the game. If I can play well and people want to label me, let them label me. But for me, I’m not going to call myself anything because I’m just a baseball player and I love this game and I’m just going to play.” doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img It’s there when he talks about his off-season wedding in Maui to the newly named Jody Kendrick, whom the Angels’ can’t-miss kid met while playing in the Arizona Fall League in 2005. And that smile certainly is there – possibly as big as ever – when he talks about his grandmother, Ruth Woods. Without Woods, the Angels’ new starting second baseman would not have a baseball career, much less be compared to some of the greats of the game at the young age of 23. last_img

Firmino hands Liverpool flying CL start

first_img0Shares0000Firmino fired a sensational effort low into the bottom corner to gift Liverpool all three points after a thrilling clash. Photo/DAILY MAILLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 18 – Roberto Firmino came off the bench to strike deep into stoppage time and hand Liverpool a deserved 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on Tuesday.Last season’s finalists showed the French champions have plenty of work to do if they are to mount a challenge for a first-ever Champions League title as they bounced back from blowing a 2-0 first-half lead. Daniel Sturridge and a James Milner penalty put the hosts in command before Thomas Meunier reduced PSG’s arrears.Having kept Kylian Mbappe and the world’s most expensive player Neymar quiet for almost the entire match, Liverpool seemed set to pay a heavy price for one slack pass by Mohamed Salah as Mbappe swept home seven minutes from time in front of a stunned Kop.But Firmino, who started on the bench due to an eye injury suffered against Tottenham on Saturday, had the final say as he twisted and turned before firing into the far corner to stretch Liverpool’s perfect start to the season to six games.Liverpool’s run to the final last season was characterised by fast starts that blew away Spartak Moscow, Manchester City and Roma at Anfield and buoyed by a perfect start to the Premier League season, the hosts put PSG under severe pressure from the off.Alphonse Areola has kept Gianluigi Buffon on the sidelines during the first few weeks of the 40-year-old’s PSG career and, with the Italian suspended for his red card in Juventus’ ontroversial exit to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals last season, started again between the sticks.The French international was busy early on as he saved from Virgil van Dijk, Milner and Sadio Mane inside the first 10 minutes.PSG have crumbled on their Champions League travels to Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the past two seasons and their ability to challenge for the competition was again questioned as they struggled to contain Liverpool’s greater speed and power in midfield.Up front, Firmino’s absence opened the door for Sturridge to make his first Champions League start for the club.The Englishman has been dogged by injury and lack of form during Klopp’s nearly three years in charge, but took his chance on the big stage by powering home a pinpoint curling cross from Andy Robertson to open the scoring on the half-hour mark.Six minutes later, PSG’s deficit was doubled when Juan Bernat tripped Georginio Wijnaldum inside the area and Milner slammed the resulting penalty into the bottom corner.However, the visitors were handed a lifeline through right-back Meunier, rather than one of their famed front three, as the Belgian skilfully readjusted to volley home Robertson’s miscued clearance.Klopp was annoyed at his side for having to survive a nervous finale in winning at Tottenham on Saturday after passing up a series of chances to put the game to bed.And it was looked like this time they would pay as Salah had a goal ruled out for a foul by Sturridge before the latter headed a glorious chance into the arms of Areola.Salah has struggled to match his stunning 44-goal form of last season in recent weeks and was substituted by Klopp moments after gifting PSG a route back into the game.His slack pass was intercepted and quickly fed into Neymar, with Van Dijk’s tackle on the Brazilian only rebounding into the path of Mbappe to fire home.Liverpool instantly went in search of a winner as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s deflected free-kick came back off the woodwork, and finally got their reward when Firmino powered home.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The glory glory night that means Arsenal are still in Tottenham’s European shadow

first_imgAnderlecht v Tottenham is live on talkSPORT at 6pm on Thursday 22 October.Following two tense legs, Tottenham lifted the UEFA Cup for the second time in their history when they saw off Anderlecht in the 1984 final.It was a third European trophy for the Lilywhites, who were the first British team to lift a piece of continental silverware (the 1963 Cup Winners’ Cup), and means they are still ahead of Arsenal in terms of UEFA tournaments won.Two 1-1 draws meant a penalty shoot-out would decide the encounter at White Hart Lane, with goalkeeper Tony Parks saving the decisive spot kick from Arnór Gudjohnsen.Spurs were without captain Steve Perryman, who was suspended while Glenn Hoddle and Ray Clemence were injured, but stand in skipper Graham Roberts claimed “there was no way” he was going to walk off the pitch without the trophy.“When we walked out that night, the supporters gave us that extra energy. It was a fantastic night,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com on the 30th anniversary of the win.And, playing on their home turf in Keith Burkinshaw, the manager’s final game in charge, it was all set for a fairytale finish having beaten the likes of Bayern and Feyenoord en route to the final. It was the first time Tottenham were victorious in Europe since winning the inaugural UEFA Cup in 1972.last_img read more

Man United fan’s view: Five players Mourinho should sign this summer

first_imgSo, it’s set to be all change at Old Trafford this summer as Jose Mourinho plots a return to the glory days. But what are his key priorities?Manchester United’s problems this season have been simply not scoring enough goals and being defensively weak, meaning they are having to rely on goalkeeper David de Gea to get them out of trouble.There are five key areas in which they must strengthen during the summer transfer window. They need a solid, reliable centre-back, an out-and-out winger, a defensive midfielder, a reliable right-back and a target man to partner Anthony Martial.Click the arrow above, right, to see who Mourinho should go for…  6 6 Five players Jose Mourinho should sign this summer – fans’ view – Click the arrows to see who Jose Mourinho should sign this summer Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Paris Saint-Germain striker – Ibrahimovic’s contract with PSG expired at the end of the season, and he has declined the offer of an extension. He has already worked with Jose Mourinho at Inter and is said to have a good relationship with him, and there are widespread reports this is already a done deal. And it would be a huge signing for United. He would be an excellent partner to Anthony Martial, helping the youngster with his experience and operating as a genuine target man, allowing the French ace to run in behind opposition defences. Ibrahimovic has nothing to prove, of course and although he would command huge wages, there would be no transfer fee to pay. And his happy knack of winning titles at every club he has played for would come in handy, too! 6 John Stones – Everton centre back – Jose Mourinho tried to sign the 21-year-old when he was at Chelsea, but Everton refused to accept a £30million bid for the highly-rated youngster. Stones would be a good partner for Chris Smalling having already had success alongside him for England. There have been question marks about his progress under Roberto Martinez this season, however, when he has had a tendency to make mistakes. You would suspect Mourinho would soon knock that out of him, though, but it would likely cost around £40m to persuade the Toffees to cash in. Kyle Walker – Tottenham Hotspur right back – Walker has had a great season for Spurs this year and he would provide pace and strength on the right flank. What he lacks defensively, he makes up for with his high work-rate and attacking threat. There are definite question marks about that area of the pitch for United, with Matteo Darmian regularly struggling with injury, and Antonio Valencia not fully convincing the doubters he is capable of performing in that position at the top level. The stumbling blocks to this deal are whether Mourinho feels the England man is defensively strong enough, with the Portuguese sure to build from the back, and whether Spurs, so long a selling club, would consider letting one of their prize assets go to a probable title rival. N’golo Kante – Leicester City midfielder – Kante has gone from playing in the second tier of French football to winning the Premier League title with Leicester. He was named on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award, along with team-mates Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Kante would be a huge signing for United and Mourinho as they lack class and work rate in this area of the pitch, with Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger both well into their 30s. Kante offers youth, is in the prime of his career and with a £20million release clause in his contract, he will be a very attractive prospect for a number of potential suitors this summer. 6 6 Neymar Jr – Barcelona forward – Neymar is regarded as one of the best wingers in world football at the moment, if not the best. Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid when Barcelona signed the Brazilian, so will have seen plenty of him up close. This would be a huge signing for Manchester United (and we’ve been here before, of course), as it would see a top class out-and-out winger join and allow them to play Anthony Martial up front in his best position. Neymar brings pace, high-class finishing, quick footwork and a tremendous work rate. The downside? He would cost around £80million. 6last_img read more

Paul Pogba latest: Man United have ‘genuine interest’ in France star

first_img1 Will Paul Pogba be Jose Mourinho’s fourth signing at Manchester United? Manchester United have a ‘genuine interest’ in France star Paul Pogba, but it is understood talks with Juventus are currently NOT on the table.United have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old midfielder ever since he emerged as one of the best young stars in European football following his free transfer from Old Trafford to Turin four years ago.Speculation linking Pogba with a world-record £100million return to Manchester has increased since new manager Jose Mourinho indicated the club were ready to focus full attention on a fourth and final summer transfer target.That has been widely assumed to mean the France and Juve star, and reports have now emerged claiming United have reached agreement with the player’s agent over pay.The rumours also suggest this now puts United in a position to finally lodge an official bid with Juve.But, while it is understood United are interested in the youngster, prospect of any deal is some way off.It is not thought any discussions have taken place with Juve – and the Italian giants are reportedly reluctant to sell.Pogba is contracted until 2019 and could be offered a new deal in Turin, although Real Madrid have also been linked with the Frenchman and also have the finances to test their resolve.United have already signed three players since Mourinho was appointed in May – Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Armenia playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly.Could Pogba be the fouth?last_img read more

Success story of E+I Engineering strengthened by jobs boost

first_imgNinety new jobs were announced today at the expanded Burnfoot plant E+I Engineering – one of the biggest business success stories of the North West region.Staff downed tools this morning to gather in the factory for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to announce that 90 new hires will join the valuable 700 skilled employees at E+I Engineering in Donegal.An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at his visit to the E+I Engineering to announce 90 new jobs.Photo by Lorcan DohertyThe company has grown from a team of three people in 1987 to employ 1,700 staff globally, with other manufacturing locations in the USA and the United Arab Emirates. E+I Engineering Ltd. is a global leader in the critical power distribution sector, manufacturing electrical switchgear, bus duct systems and energy management software, for some of the most recognisable brands and technically advanced companies all over the world.Announcing the jobs boost, the Taoiseach was also joined by Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland and Philip O’Doherty, Managing Director of E+I Engineering.An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, with Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland and Philip O’Doherty, managing director, E+I Engineering. Photo by Lorcan DohertyThis major jobs boost, supported by Enterprise Ireland, is the latest in a series of Research and Development projects which began in 2004.The R&D projects have been rolled out across E+I Engineering’s manufacturing facilities in the United Arab Emirates and South Carolina in the USA. E+I Engineering currently employ 1,700 staff globally, with just under half in the North West of Ireland. The new jobs and extension of the 215,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Donegal represents an investment of around €9.5 million by the company who now operates in over 40 countries around the world.The new jobs created will include roles in engineering, project management, testing and production.An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, with Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland and Philip O’Doherty, managing director, E&I Engineering, during his visit to the Donegal based company to announce 90 new jobs. Photo by Lorcan DohertyTaoiseach Leo Varadkar said today:“This is a fantastic boost for the North West by a company which is highly regarded here at home and around the world. These new high-quality skilled jobs, on top of the large numbers employed already, are testament to the hard work and dedication of an Irish company competing and winning in the global market place.”Philip O’Doherty, managing director, E+I Engineering.Philip O’Doherty, Managing Director of E+I Engineering commented: “The Board of Directors are thrilled to be able to announce these new jobs today which are the latest in a series of job increases at home and internationally.”“Our success is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff who have been instrumental in helping us drive forward the next stage of our development. Some of the new jobs have been created by the output of our research and development team and some have been created by the sales team gaining new customers.“We know just how competitive the industry is, so we strive to be ahead of the game by generating high quality, skilled jobs and providing the most professional leadership. This summer we have continued our very successful apprenticeship programme by taking on 22 new apprentices.”“With the assistance of Enterprise Ireland, the overall investment will be a significant injection to the local economy here in the North West providing many direct and indirect benefits for the community.” CEO Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon, Minister Joe McHugh, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Philip O’Doherty, founder of E+I Engineering. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinSpeaking at the announcement and opening of the newly extended manufacturing facility, Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said:“A key focus for Enterprise Ireland is to support companies like E+I Engineering to build, scale and expand their reach internationally. E+I is a highly innovative Irish company with global ambition operating in a high growth sector.“Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with E+I Engineering since 2004, supporting the company to scale in international markets including the US and Middle East, whilst creating employment domestically. Today’s announcement is a hugely positive development for the company and for employment in the North West region.”Donegal TD Joe McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands added:“This is a huge sign of the positivity in Donegal and particularly this region of the county. This Government is investing in Co Donegal in a way that no government has done in the past and an expansion of this scale by such a highly regarded company as E+I Engineering is testament to the quality of the company and the impact this Government is making.”Success story of E+I Engineering strengthened by jobs boost was last modified: September 11th, 2018 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)Tags:Booste&I engineeringjobslast_img read more


first_imgArts and crafts never go out of fashion.And in Donegal, we have one of the best craft supply shops about.Craft Heaven has been in the Glencar Shopping Centre in Letterkenny since January 2015. It offers a huge variety of craft supplies, cake decorations, bridal accessories and holistic goods.They offer a range of services such as dyeing shoes, making feather fascinators, and restringing beads.Evening craft classes are held weekly in Spring and Autumn while cake-decorating classes are held once a month throughout the year.If arts and crafts is your thing or even if you’d like to give it a go, pop in to Crafts Heaven for some genuine advice on getting started. For all the latest news, follow CraftHeavenLK on Facebook or Twitter.WANT TO GET CRAFTY AND FIND A BRAND NEW HOBBY? was last modified: July 11th, 2016 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:Craft HeavendonegalGlencar Shopping Centreletterkennylast_img read more

First cases to be heard today at Donegal’s new €12M courthouse

first_imgThe new €12M courthouse in Letterkenny is to hold its first sitting today.The building which is located at High Road, has four courtrooms, two more than the old building on Justice Walsh Road. Today’s court will consist of a “non-Garda day” which will be heard by district court Judge Paul Kelly.The building, built on the site of the town’s old swimming pool, will also be home to the court service staff offices.The building was constructed by BAM who will oversee the running of the courthouse.Established in 1958, BAM Ireland is the largest multinational construction business operating nationally with expertise and experience in the delivery of many of Ireland’s flagship infrastructural and building projects.There has been some controversy about the new building, most notably by the lack of public parking connected to the building.There will be just a total of 17 parking spaces at the building but that will be private parking for court staff.Although there is car-parking in and around the courthouse at Port Road, High Road and behind the older courthouse, some local public representatives say this is not enough.First cases to be heard today at Donegal’s new €12M courthouse was last modified: January 3rd, 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:courtdonegalletterkennyNewlast_img read more