Frustrated Alaska ‘has to keep fighting,’ says Compton

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Alaska is in the midst of the worst storm in franchise history after losing 11 straight games that has spanned two conferences and four months, but instead of moping around and doing nothing head coach Alex Compton knows there’s no way to go but up.“We just have to keep fighting,” said Compton after the Aces lost their third in as many games in the PBA Governors’ Cup in a 101-92 disappointment against Star Friday at Ynares Sports Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Kimura stuns China’s Zou to win WBO flyweight title “We just got to pull ourselves up, it’s definitely not for a lack of effort I can assure you that.”This conference, the Aces have they lost their games by an average of 6.33 points, which is respectable at best.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Compton said the team is obviously frustrated with the string of losses and there would be a problem if there’s no negativity surrounding their dismal performance.“All of us [are frustrated],” said Compton. “In this sport you don’t do one play right and you’re going to end up frustrated, our thing is ‘next play, next play.’” “If we weren’t frustrated we have serious problems and if losing 11 straight was okay, we better be frustrated.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

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Blackwater axes Leo Isaac

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isaac had been Blackwater’s lead bench tactician in the PBA since the league’s expansion in 2014 when team owner Dioceldo Sy retained his services from the PBA D-League.Isaac and Blackwater go way back. The former Mapua Cardinal was appointed as the head coach in 2011 when the franchise became one of the founding teams in the PBA D-League.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 crownUnder his watch, the team which is then known as Blackwater Sports, captured the 2013 PBA D-League Foundation Cup title.The jump to the PBA, though, wasn’t as fruitful with the Elite only making the playoffs twice. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Celtics, Sixers renew rivalry with new casts in East semis Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year PLAY LIST 02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax03:19PBA Season 43 Preview: Blackwater Elite02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLeo Isaac’s tenure in Blackwater has come to an end.Sources close to the situation bared on Monday that the 57-year-old mentor’s days at the helm for the Elite are over as the team management terminated his contract following another dismal start this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. His contract was set to expire in May.ADVERTISEMENT Isaac accumulated a 29-88 record in his 11 conferences for Blackwater, which started 0-3 this conference, with its latest defeat a93-74 beatdo wn at the hands of Alaska last Sunday.INQUIRER tried to get the side of Isaac and Blackwater management, but they have yet to respond as of posting.last_img read more

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Pickleball association begins new season

first_imgGrant Spelsberg runs the association and says pickleball is essentially the combination of a number of racket sports.“It’s a combination of ping pong, badminton and tennis, and you play on a badminton court, but the net is a little lower than a tennis net,” he explained. “You use kind of a giant ping pong paddle, and you use air balls to play, and you play it like tennis basically. It’s mostly common that doubles is played. It wasn’t started by seniors, but seniors have gotten onto it really well. It’s a much smaller court, a badminton sized court. You can almost fit four pickleball courts on one tennis court.Anyone curious about the game or wanting to come out is encouraged to simply show up, or you can call Grant Spelsberg at 250-785-5733. Tuesday’s games run until 9 p.m. and Saturday’s games run until noon.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Bear on the loose in Fort St. John

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca StaffThe Fort St. John RCMP and Conservation Officers are on the search for a small black bear in Fort St. John.The bear was first spotted during the early morning hours of Thursday May 20th.  The RCMP just released information about the sighting today.  The bear was first spotted behind the RCMP detachment on 100th street. – Advertisement -Attempts to coax the bear out were unsuccessful.  According to the RCMP, the bear was not acting aggressively in any way and was last spotted in the area of 112th avenue and 98th street.  Conservation Officers were contacted and advised to let the bear make its way back to the woods.The Police are advising the public to be aware of their surrounds at all times when out in public.  Parents are asked to remind children not to approach and avoid any wildlife.If you spot the bear, please contact Conservation Officers at 250-787-3225.  You can also contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Buncrana school hosts information evening

first_imgColáiste Chineal Eoghain Buncrana is holding an information evening for anyone who is interested in second level education for their children through the medium of Irish. The information evening take place tomorrow night, Wednesday 26 October @7.00 pm in the school, Coláiste Chineal Eoghain Buncrana, which is situated in the Tullyarvan Mill.Please come along to see all the school has to offer. Buncrana school hosts information evening was last modified: October 25th, 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)last_img read more

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McHUGH SLAMS CLAIMS THAT SMALL DONEGAL SCHOOLS ARE ‘TICKING TIME-BOMBS’

first_imgFine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh has slammed claims that small schools across Donegal are in danger of closing down.Deputy Joe McHughIt follows a meeting organised in Carndonagh to express concerns that some smaller schools are in serious threat of closure or amalgamation.The meeting was organised by the Fianna Fail party and addressed by Inishowen Deputy Charlie McConalogue. Reacting to the meeting, which was attended by up to 200 people, Deputy McHugh said he welcomed meetings on the education system in Donegal.“I wholly welcome public meetings to help inform the public and answer questions they might have on a particular subject, especially when it is focused on as serious and important a topic as education and small schools.“However I received a number of calls from constituents following last night’s meeting, where one person explained they were told of a “ticking time bomb” of small school closures in Donegal.“I think it is important to highlight the facts – no school at primary or post primary level has closed in Co. Donegal since 1st January 2011, while two primary schools have amalgamated. There is unilateral agreement that this is a serious issue, and we must acknowledge that minority religious schools are feeling the pressure more so than others- an issue I have raised directly with the Minister and have called for these schools to be given special consideration,” he said. He added that it is also important to remember that this is a sensitive issue, which can have a wider impact on enrolment at very good schools and that a better understanding of the situation is required.“I think it is necessary to assure parents that smaller schools are still both viable and of an equal academic standard. It is also important to remember that if the enrolment of a school drops below 8 pupils on two consecutive years, the school is closed.“Apart from that, all decisions about closing or amalgamating schools are decisions for the patron of the school, rather than the Department of Education.

”He added it is also worth highlighting that while the recent pre-budget campaign by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) was set up amid genuine fear around potential difficult modifications to the pupil/ teacher ratios, these changes did not occur and the status quo was protected in Budget 2014, as reiterated by An Taoiseach in the Dail Chamber last night.“This is despite facing serious economic challenges, through continued mismanagement and a complete dereliction of responsibility by the previous administration running the affairs of the state. 
” McHUGH SLAMS CLAIMS THAT SMALL DONEGAL SCHOOLS ARE ‘TICKING TIME-BOMBS’ was last modified: December 11th, 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:Charlie McConaloguedeputy joe mchughsmall Donegal schoolslast_img read more

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MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ARSON AND MAKING THREATS TO KILL

first_imgA 31 year old man has pleaded guilty to arson and making threats to kill or cause serious injury when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday.Joseph McGranaghan admitting making threats to kills or cause serious harm to a woman using a knife or screwdriver on May 21st, 2012.He also pleaded guilty yesterday to arson at a home at Emmet Park in Castlefin on the same date. Barrister for McGranaghan, Mr Peter Nolan, said his client was on medication and was in the care of the mental health services.He asked for a probation report on his client, also of Emmet Park, and asked for the case to be adjourned until the next sitting of the court.Barrister for the state, Ms Patricia McLaughlin, agreed on the condition that full facts be given in the case.MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ARSON AND MAKING THREATS TO KILL was last modified: May 6th, 2015 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:arsoncastlefinJoseph McGranaghanthreats to killlast_img read more

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Man who was arrested over crash which killed three Bruckless women released without charge

first_imgA man who was arrested yesterday in relation to the crash which tragically killed three Bruckless women has been released without charge.The man was arrested yesterday under suspicion of dangerous driving causing death, and was detained at Carrickmacross Garda Station in Monaghan.The Irish Independent report that documents are now being prepared for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Mother and daughter Margaret McGonigle (69) and Mairead Mundy (39) and their close friend Racheal Cassidy Battles (37), who were tragically killed, had been traveling home from Dublin airport following a dream holiday in Turkey when they were involved in a three-car road traffic collision in Louth at 1am on the morning of July 21 this year.Two other men were seriously injured in the crash.The funerals of Mairead, Margaret and Rachel were all held on the one day in Bruckless. Fr James Sweeney, Parish Priest of Bruckless said it was the saddest day of his 32 years as a priest.Man who was arrested over crash which killed three Bruckless women released without charge was last modified: October 29th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:arrestBrucklesscrashreleasedlast_img read more

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Gardai launch investigation into what started fire which killed woman in her 90s

first_imgThe woman who died in yesterday’s housefire on the outskirts of Buncrana has been named locally.She was Sadie Gill who was in her early 90s.Ms. Gill lived with her nephew in her bungalow home at Ballynakeelogue. The fire was spotted by a passer-by yesterday at around 4pm.Despite the attendance of Gardai and the fire service a short time later, Ms. Gill was pronounced dead.Her relatives and friends have been informed of her death.The victim was removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem will take place later today. A Garda forensics team has arrived at the scene of the blaze but no details as to how the fire started have yet been released.Gardai launch investigation into what started fire which killed woman in her 90s was last modified: December 20th, 2017 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:buncranadonegalhousefirelast_img read more

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Cape olive oil among world’s best

first_img22 November 2005Fine wines have been produced in South Africa’s Western Cape province for centuries, but few know that the region is slowly making inroads into the global market for another exclusive liquid – olive oil.The Cape winelands are home to a growing number of boutique oil-makers, who say their product can compare with the best oils that Spain, Italy and Greece can offer – and they have the awards to prove it.Morgenster olive oil, produced by Morgenster Estate in Somerset West, was named the Southern Hemisphere New Season Extra Virgin Olive Oil of 2004 in a competition between oils from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It was also – some years back – the first South African olive oil to receive the prestigious Orciolo d’Oro award. Willow Creek in the Nuy Valley won a coveted Grand Mention Diploma at the Leone d’Oro dei Mastri Oleari olive oil awards in Perugia, Italy in 2005, putting the oil on a par with the best in the world.“South African producers are going really big – it’s going to be an exciting industry in a couple of years,” Paul Robinson, marketing and sales director for Willow Creek, told the Washington Post in an article published in July.The Willow Creek Estate is home to the Rabie family, who have been farming there since 1793. Traditionally a wine farm, the estate began producing olives in 1999.Willow Creek’s production is still small relative to European standards, according to the Washington Post. It exported about 4 000 litres last year, mainly to Britain, Finland and Germany.Local demandAccording to John Scrimgeour, chair of the SA Olive Industry Association, South Africa’s total olive oil production was 490 tons in 2004, compared with total world output of about three million tons.“But it’s a growing industry, make no mistake,” he told the Washington Post. “We’re exporting very little – we’re battling to meet local demand.”But he says consumers must be taught the difference between high quality and mediocre oils. Most of South Africa’s output is extra virgin oil, with less than 0.8% fatty acids.According to the International Olive Oil Council, extra virgin and virgin olive oil are completely natural and unrefined. All other oils can be assumed to be refined or to contain a proportion of refined olive oil. These are usually sold as pure olive oil, olive oil or light olive oil.“You won’t get any benefits from third-rate olives,” says Carlo Costa, whose grandfather established South Africa’s first commercial olive operation in the Paarl district.“There’s olive oil and there’s olive oil,” he told the Washington Post. “An olive mustn’t smell like dirty socks.”South African producers complain that olive farmers in Europe are heavily subsidised, so an imported Spanish or Italian oil can cost half as much as a South African oil in local supermarkets, according to the newspaper.But South African oil is worth the extra money because it is fresher than the imports.Jan Pretorius, oil maker at the Olive Shed near Stellenbosch, holds olive oil tastings in which he first passes around an imported oil for visitors to smell, then follows it with his own products pressed from three different cultivars – Frantoio, Leccino and Mission.“Europeans like the slightly sweeter taste of South African oil,” Pretorius told the Washington Post. The Olive Shed exports small quantities to Switzerland and Denmark, after tourists toured the mill and liked what they found.The southern advantageOne advantage South African producers have is latitude. They press their oils in the European off-season, when oil is scarce and northern demand for “fresh-from-the-mill flavour” is high.“We have competition from Chile and Australia, but that’s good,” Costa told the Washington Post. “Our oils do very well in international competition.”Kloovenburg Estate in Riebeek Kasteel won a prestigious mention in 2004 in the Italian world olive oil guide published by Cucina and Vini, which named it as one of the best 15 oils in the world.“We exported last year for the first time, to Europe and America,” says Annalene du Toit, the estate’s marketing director. “Not very much – about 1 500 litres – but there are lots of possibilities.”There’s also local demand for olive trees, especially because South Africa is prone to drought and the plants have modest water requirements. Willow Creek’s Robinson says people are ordering 10 000 or 20 000 trees at a time, and planting is increasing rapidly.“The key is marketing,” Robinson told the Washington Post. “There’s a little bit of surprise in Europe that South Africa produces olive oil. But people know South Africa makes good wines, so we have been able to ride on wine’s coat tails.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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