Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 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 LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely TNT KaTropa signed up NBA vet Lou Amundson, and the Texters will be making their PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut against Meralco on Friday not looking to rush franchise player Jason Castro into coming back.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Castro is still the most important piece in the TNT puzzle, though coach Nash Racela heaped praises on the former New York Knick Amundson, who came here on short notice after the Texters sent Denzel Bowles home for “self-destructing.”“He’s OK, he’s very seasoned,” Racela said of Amundson, a 34-year-old who passed the 6-foot-10 height test on Thursday at the league’s offices in Libis, Quezon City. “He can definitely help the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRacela bared that Castro is listed as doubtful for the 7 p.m. contest against the Bolts, though the 5-foot-10 dynamo voted as Asia’s best point guard twice will suit up.“He’s been practicing, but his timing is definitely not there yet,” Racela said of Castro. “He’s still working on it. As a matter of fact, we needed to do scrimmage (on Thursday) to get him (Castro) and Amundson on board.” Azkals not panicking over scoreless draw, looking forward to Nepal match The Bolts will be coming off a 91-84 decision of NLEX last week.“Alex moved a little better,” coach Norman Black said of his burly import, an imposing presence in the paint who fights ferociously for those rebounds.The Road Warriors, meanwhile, will try to snap a two-game losing streak when they face Mahindra in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Castro missed Game 7 of the Texters’ Final Four series against eventual champion San Miguel Beer in the Philippine Cup because of a hamstring pull. He was ordered to rest for at least two weeks after that.Racela gave him more than that, knowing his value in the import-spiced conference.“He actually had three weeks of rest, just to be sure,” Racela said. “He might be out (against the Bolts) and might play on Sunday (against Phoenix Petroleum). But it all depends on him on how he feels.”Meralco will actually be shooting for the early lead and will try to stay unbeaten.Alex Stepheson is slowly but surely improving and is plugging all the holes in the middle for the Bolts, who finished at the tailend of the All-Filipino where their weakness at the spot was exposed to the hilt.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer “We’re very positive and the expectation is to win, not just see what we can do against these teams,” said Cooper during the PSA Forum at Amelie Hotel on Tuesday.The Azkals are in Group A with China, Syria, Guam and Maldives and Cooper insists that they have their work cut out for them if they want to finish as one of the Top 2 teams in the group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Azkals play Syria on Sept. 5 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City and face Guam away on Sept. 10.“We went to the Asian Cup (in January) and performed well against South Korea, but not so much in the last two games (against China and Kyrgyzstan). This time, the mentality has to be spot-on. We have to give a bit more fight and have a lot more belief. Performances are always good, but we need results.” OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Petron hardly breaks sweat vs Marinera MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists More than the tactical side of his team’s game, Philippines coach Scott Cooper hopes to bring back the never-say-die spirit that endeared the Azkals to the country during their resurgence a few years ago.Facing a tough challenge in the World Cup qualifiers, Cooper, who was deputy to ex-coach Sven Goran Eriksson in the AFF Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup early this year, also wants the Azkals to show more resolve as they take on some of the biggest teams in the continent.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living LATEST STORIES MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ The Azkals host China on Oct. 15 at Panaad Stadium with the reverse fixture set on June 4 next year. With the internal strife in the country, the reverse fixture against Syria will be played in a neutral venue, a scenario which Cooper welcomed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian View comments
WHITTIER – Christian O’Connor pointed proudly to his “cookie jar” next to about 100 others stapled to a wall at the Whittwood Branch Library. Since the 3-year-old from La Habra was unable to fully explain his elation, his mother, Sabrina Lu, said Christian is very excited about his accomplishment – reading more than 16 books so far this summer, which earned him a cookie jar with his name on it on the library’s wall. That’s precisely the sort of enthusiasm children’s librarian Bonnie Webber is hoping to ignite through the summer reading program, which started June 18 at the Whittier Central Library and the Whittwood branch and already has more than 3,000 participants. “The main goal of the program is for kids to enjoy the library during the summer and partake in reading for pleasure,” Webber said. The libraries are offering three summer reading programs for children – one for children 6 and younger; one for students in grades one through four; and a third for children in grades six through eight. Every summer, the program takes on a different theme. This year’s theme is, “Get a clue at the library,” which libraries across California have adopted. The different age-group-based programs are centered on the mystery-book theme, library officials said. Enrollment in the programs is free and simply requires signing up at your local library. In the program for children under 6 years old, parents are encouraged to read to their children. So far, more than 440 parents and children have enrolled in the program at the Whittier Central Library, officials said. “As a teacher, it’s so important to me that my kids learn to be familiar with the library and books,” said Laura Wetzel, who is enrolled in the read-to-me program with her daughter, Ericka, who is only 1 month old. Together, mom and daughter have read 15 books. Now 28, Denise Neujahr, said she is a summer reading program alumnus. She recalled how as a child she read aloud to a volunteer, an exercise that eventually translated into better grades in school. “I was a real shy kid, so talking about the books that I loved really helped me in school,” she said. Whittier High School sophomore Meghan Jimenez, 15, volunteers at the Whittier Central Library’s summer reading program. She said shy children often come up to her eager to discuss the books they’ve read. “It’s really cute,” she said. “Sometimes they get so excited to tell me about what they read. One boy practically read the book back to me, just so he could point out his favorite line.” Each year, at the end of the program, the Friends of the Whittier Library and the Assistance League of Whittier sponsor a party for participants. This year’s party, dubbed “Gumshoe Gala,” will be held Aug. 9 at the Leffingwell Ranch Park. For more information about the program, call the Central Library, (562) 464-3450, or the Whittwood branch, (562) 464-3470. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3911160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
4. Redeveloping Anfield – In December 2014, Liverpool announced they would be redeveloping the Main Stand, adding 8,500 seats, taking the stadium overall capacity to around 54,000. The new truss was put in place earlier this season and dominates the skyline, while there are also plans for a 100-bed hotel as well as other major improvements. 7. League Cup glory in 2012 – In 2012 Kenny Dalglish guided the Reds to League Cup glory as they beat Cardiff City 3-2 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 following extra-time. It represents the first and, so far, only silverware of FSGs reign but also saw the start of Liverpools exciting side which would eventually flourish in 2013/14. The same side also reached the final of the FA Cup that season but lost 2-1 to Chelsea. Today marks the five-year anniversary of Fenway Sports Group’s takeover at Liverpool.They took over the Reds, who were struggling financially, and have worked to put the club back on the map as one of England’s top teams.Silverware has been rare but exciting football and world-class players have graced Anfield once again as they look to return to the elite.So, what have been the highs from the five-year reign? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see the top seven moments so far… 2. Luis Suarez – It was an exciting, if slightly risky, signing at the time and proved to be one of the best in Liverpool history. The Uruguayans time on Merseyside was full of highs and a couple of lows, but there is no doubting the forward will go down in history as one of the very best. His stunning displays lit up the Premier League for three and a half years and helped the Reds become one of the most entertaining sides ever. 6. Daniel Sturridge – Brendan Rodgers was believed to be reluctant to sign the then Chelsea forward but FSG convinced the Northern Irishman he would be an excellent signing. Their persistence paid off with 42 goals in 68 games across all games, despite several niggling injuries. If he maintains his fitness this season he could star again under Jurgen Klopp. 7 5. Financial stability – When John W Henry swooped in five years ago, Liverpool were perilously close to going into administration but now see themselves on solid financial footing which sees them able to continuously improve the clubs assets on and off the pitch. 7 7 3. Jurgen Klopp – Being able to have two managers like Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti linked to the job at Liverpool is impressive enough, let alone landing one of the pair. The Germans appointment proves FSG have restored ambition and have made the club an attractive prospect once again. 7 7 7 1. The 2013/14 Premier League season – After a sustained period of top four finishes under Rafael Benitez, his reign came to an end after a seventh place finish in 2009/10. FSG struggled initially to get the Reds back in the higher echelons of the top flight, but in 2013/14 had them in a position where they had the chance to win the Premier League on the final day of the season. The whole campaign was a joyous adventure and only really lost momentum last season due to the sale of Luis Suarez and injuries to key players. 7
A well-known Letterkenny property-developer who transferred €1.6m to an offshore trust in the Isle of Man has told the High Court he can’t be certain where the money has gone.The missing cash is the subject of a freezing order granted after receivers were appointed to property company Brendan Gildea Ltd by National Irish Bank. Mr Gildea is a respected businessman and has built many of Donegal’s best-known housing developments.Lawyers for AIB said they may have found the money. Although the bank is not involved in the case, it went to court after noticing a bank transfer that it thinks could match the money covered by the freezing order.The controversial €1.6m is the subject of intensive court hearings. Developer Brendan Gildea, of Brookside Villas, Magherennan, Letterkenny, moved the money to the Isle of Man last April, before his company, listed with the same address, was taken into receivership in May.However receivers Martin Ferris & Associates, who were appointed to the company by NIB, want the funds returned.They say the money belongs to the company and ultimately to the bank, not to Mr Gildea.Brendan Gildea Ltd was taken into receivership on May 30 this year after failing to repay debts of €6.4m. The missing €1.6m was paid by Mr Gildea’s company into his own account in part settlement of €4.8m of director’s loans he made to the company.The court has not ruled on who is entitled to the funds, but it did issue a freezing order stopping the money being moved until the matter is settled. The company loans were backed by personal guarantees from Mr Gildea, which are also understood to have been called in by the bank.The developer now risks being jailed for contempt of court, because lawyers said he failed to correctly disclose the location of the €1.6m when the High Court issued its freezing order on July 4.They said that, on July 4, lawyers for Mr Gildea told the court the money was in the Isle of Man, even though Mr Gildea had ordered the money to be transferred to another account on June 20. In previous evidence, Mr Gildea said he failed to mention moving the money because he was not sure that the transfer had been completed.Yesterday Mr Gildea apologised to the Court for failing to refer to the transfer request at the time the freezing order was made.The judge ajourned the case until July 19 but ordered AIB to give details of the account they believe could hold the money to Myles Kirby of Martin Ferris & Associates.WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL DEVELOPER IN ‘MISSING’ €1.6MILLION CONTROVERSY was last modified: July 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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:AIBBRENDAN GILDEAPROPERTY DEVELOPER
It looked bleak for Liverpool when Borussia Dortmund stormed into a 2-0 lead at Anfield.So bleak in fact that Reds fan Nathan told his Man United supporting girlfriend he’d marry her if Jurgen Klopp’s men somehow came back and won.They did, beating the German’s 4-3 with Dejan Lovren heading in the winner, and you can hear an ‘excited’ Nathan tell talkSPORT his story where Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy suggested he call his first child Dejan.Listen to the Andy Goldstein Sports Bar every weeknight from 10pm on talkSPORT.
Slaton eclipsed the previous Sugar Bowl rushing record, a 202-yard performance by Pitt’s Tony Dorsett in a national championship-clinching victory over Georgia in 1977. But the Mountaineers saved their biggest surprise for the end. Georgia was poised to get the ball back when West Virginia dropped back to punt on fourth-and-6 at the Bulldogs 48. Phil Brady hauled in the long snap but took off running, gaining 10 yards on the fake and a game-clinching first down. The last of Slaton’s touchdowns gave the Mountaineers a seemingly comfortable 38-28 lead with 8 minutes to go. D.J. Shockley brought Georgia back with his third touchdown pass, a 34-yarder to Bryan McClendon with 5:33 left, but never got his hands on the ball again. No. 21 Wisconsin 24, No. 7 Auburn 10: Brian Calhoun rushed for 213 yards and the Badgers (10-3) pulled the upset at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., to give coach Barry Alvarez a win in his final game. The Tigers (9-3) were held scoreless in the first half for the first time this season and finished with only 236 yards. Wisconsin gained 548. Enough with those jokes about the Big East. West Virginia clearly deserved its place in the Bowl Championship Series. Steve Slaton rushed for a record 204 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 11 Mountaineers to a 38-35 victory over eighth-ranked Georgia, which couldn’t take advantage of the home-field edge Monday night in the first Sugar Bowl ever played outside of New Orleans. West Virginia (11-1) stunned all those red-clad fans in the Georgia Dome at Atlanta by jumping to a 28-0 lead by the opening minute of the second quarter. The Bulldogs (10-3) rallied, twice closing within a field goal in the second half, but they couldn’t finish one of the greatest comebacks in bowl history. Georgia had no answer for Slaton, who squirted through big holes and left defenders such as All-American safety Greg Blue in the dust on a pair of 52-yard touchdown runs. Alvarez led Wisconsin to eight bowl wins in 16 seasons and now will focus on his duties as athletic director. No. 12 Virginia Tech 35, No. 15 Louisville 24: Marcus Vick threw two touchdown passes and James Anderson returned an interception 39 yards for a score, as the Hokies (11-2) rallied from a 17-10 deficit by scoring on three consecutive second-half possessions in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Cardinals (9-3). No. 16 Florida 31, No. 25 Iowa 24: Chris Leak threw two touchdown passes to Dallas Baker and the Gators (9-3) held on for the win in the Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla. Drew Tate threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns for the Hawkeyes (7-5). Notes: Devin Hester, Miami’s standout kick returner, will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. He revealed the plan Monday, hours after coach Larry Coker fired four of his assistants – offensive line coach Art Kehoe, offensive coordinator Dan Werner, linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves and running backs coach Don Soldinger. Coker’s moves came on the heels of the ninth-ranked Hurricanes’ 40-3 loss to No. 10 LSU in the Peach Bowl. … Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner had surgery to remove a tumor from his right temple, and is expected to make a full recovery. The 58-year-old Hoeppner underwent surgery Dec. 27. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DONEGAL SOUTH West TD Thomas Pringle has criticised the Coaition Government’s decision not to hold a referendum on the EU/IMF bailout.The newly-elected Independent TD is part of a technical group in Dail Eireann which had attempted to force the Government to take the deal to the people.Speaking in the Dail Mr Pringle said: “Minister Hayes said he wanted an honest debate on this issue. Yet he did not bother to address the substantive issue in the motion- that the motion calls for the Irish people to have their democratic right confirmed and the question put to them on the IMF/EU bailout. “We have been treated to speaker after speaker on the government side of the house waffling on about the bank bailout itself and clapping themselves on the back as to how they have now sorted it all out, well time will tell.“What is more interesting is the government’s reluctance to debate the issue of the merits or otherwise of putting a question to the Irish people and letting them decide in a trulydemocratic way what we want to do about the bailout, and gain a definite mandate from the people to go and negotiate a new way, a way that puts ordinary working people and families at the heart of the solution and not the very banks and class that put us into the hands of the IMF/EU’.”The Killybegs man siad that ‘the government policy of bailout for the banks will force more austerity on the ordinary people of Ireland to pay for the gambling mistakes of a wealthy elite.”He added: The austerity that we are facing will see small farmers, the unemployed, pensioners, low and middle income earners and our children and sick punished by this government. “The closure of small schools, hospital wards, the removal of income supports for small farmers, working families and the unemployed will be the effects of the austerity package’.Fianna Fail voted with the Government on the issue.“After only a month in office this government by taking on the clothes of FF have relinquished their mandate and rejected the people who voted them in,” said Deputy Pringle.TD PRINGLE: PEOPLE MUST HAVE THEIR SAY ON EU/IMF BAILOUT was last modified: April 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BAILOUTDail EireannEU/IMFKillybegsreferendumtechnical groupThomas Pringle
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