MALAYSIA 57 — Tang 17, Lee JH 9, Teoh YK 8, Wong 8, Foo 4, Tan EW 4, Yap 3, Khor 2, Tan CW 2, Lee W 0, Teoh WH 0.Quarters: 11-13, 30-27, 49-40, 62-57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No shot: LeBron struggles, but helps Cavs down Mavericks 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Terrence Fortea. Photo from FIBA.comBatang Gilas Pilipinas survived a determined Malaysian squad, 62-57, in the opening day of the 2018 FIBA Asia U-16 Championship in Foshan, China.Terrence Fortea topped the Nationals with 15 points on a 6-of-21 shooting, while also hauling down nine rebounds and two assists to lead the charge.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kai Sotto also unloaded 12 markers, 16 boards, four blocks, and two dimes as he triggered the Philippines’ 13-3 decisive run in the third quarter that turned a 36-37 deficit to a 49-40 advantage at the end of the period.Raven Cortez also impressed with his double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, while RC Calimag got eight markers and six boards.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 crownIt was a terrible shooting display for the Philippines as it shot just 27-percent from the field, including a 2-of-27 from three, and 12-of-30from the free throw line.Batang Gilas, though, went to its strengths as Sotto and Cortez lorded in the paint, with the latter giving them the 13-point edge, 59-46 lead with 5:11 remaining. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Malaysia’s John Tang kept his side within striking distance and trimmed the deficit down to five, 59-54, with 2:52 left, but Cortez and Sotto drained their charities to put the game away late.Batang Gilas will next face Australia on Wednesday for a chance to top Group B in the preliminary round.Tang paced the Malaysians with 17 points and four rebounds.The Scores:PHILIPPINES 62 — Fortea 15, Cortez 12, Sotto 12, Calimag 8, Go 4, Andrada 3, Guadaña 3, Padrigao 3, Lazaro 2, Balaga 0, Bautista 0, Chiu 0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
This weekend, the Energetic Edge Cheer Association hosted their first cheerleading camp and clinic for their local group. A total of 25 registered participants took part in the two day clinic that taught choreography, tumbling, and stunting techniques with two BC Cheerleading Association Representative and USAFS certified coaches, Pete and Nikki Parrotta from Kelowna.Energetic Edge is pursuing their USAFS certification in order to compete at a higher level and ensure the proper safety and techniques are taught. The team consists of USAFS level 5 coach, Matt Donovan, as well as coaches Christina Brace, Amanda Gessner, and Ashley Carroll.Pete and Nikki Parrotta are highly respected BC Cheerleading Association Interior Representatives and Judges with impressive resumes of successful involvement with the sport as both athletes and coaches for a number of years. The pair own and operate Okanagan Firestorm Gym in Kelowna and serve as co-head coaches for teams from their gym. Pete has over twenty years experience and has competed at an international level at competitions around the world. In addition to competition, Pete also served as Assistant Choreographer & Cheer Consultant on the television series “Hellcats”, starring Ashley Tisdale. Pete holds USASF Level 5 Stunt, Toss and Tumble coaching certification. Nikki has been involved in the sport for fourteen years. She made her coaching debut in 2003 and has since been involved with a number of organizations and squads. Nikki holds USASF Level 5 Stunt and Toss, Level 4 Tumble coaching certifications. Pete also has local connections as he served as coach Matt Donovan’s own coach during his time as an athlete.- Advertisement -Energetic Edge Cheer Association was founded on May 1st of 2015 and currently has approximately 35 members. Coaches hope to grow the sport in the community and have been delighted by the interest and support for the program so far. Regular season will run in conjunction with the school year, September to June, as well as a competitive circuit from January until May. They look forward to further developing their skills as they aim to compete at tournaments at the West Edmonton Mall, Red Deer, and Kelowna.
We are tentatively cancelling the Ice Breaker tournament and hope to reschedule the Double Knock-out series for next weekend, May 23rd and 24th. Janel McCallum will be contacting all of the teams to see who is in favor of the re-schedule and who will be able to play.Teams that are unable to play next weekend will be issued a partial refund. We will post updates to keep everyone informed of what is going to happen.If you have any questions, please feel free tocontact Janel at 250-793-3740. Thank you.- Advertisement –
It’s been panned as a childish prank, a potential opening to a coup, even as an indication of Senate leader Don Perata’s jitters over an apparently renewed investigation into possible charges of political corruption. But, the Senate president pro tem’s move last week to lock out three members of his own party from their offices for a day was also seen by some as a show of strength, a shot across the bow of would-be moderate spoilers, and as striking a blow for liberals intent on passing strong environmental, health care and civil justice bills this year. One thing is for sure: The Oakland Democrat signaled he is willing to embarrass his own caucus members to assert his powers and enforce caucus unity. Supporters say he wouldn’t have done it if he didn’t have the backing of the majority of Democrats. Critics say he foolishly picked a fight that could have repercussions. The three lawmakers – Southern California Sens. Ron Calderon, Gloria Negrete-McLeod and Lou Correa – provoked Perata’s ire by attending a fundraising dinner held by moderate Assembly Democrats, known as the “Mod Squad.” All three were members of the Assembly caucus before moving to the Senate, often voting as a bloc aligned with Republicans to stymie legislation they felt was detrimental to business. “It’s divided people in the Capitol,” said a legislative staffer who asked not to be identified because he didn’t want to antagonize Perata. “There’s those who think it’s an appropriate way to maintain order. Others think it was ham-handed and created animosity where it wasn’t necessary.” A spokeswoman for Perata said he would not comment. Some in the Capitol said the move may reflect Perata’s desire to seize an opportunity to show strength in the wake of last week’s news that the U.S. Attorney’s office had re-started interviews in its two-year corruption investigation of Perata. The U.S. Attorney’s office has been searching for evidence that Perata made illegal payments to family member and friends from campaign funds. Earlier in the year, Perata made clear he intended to serve the full legislative session as president pro tem to tamp down talk of a potential takeover attempt by would-be successors. Two freshmen, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, considered a pro-business moderate, and Sen. Darrel Steinberg, D-Sacramento, have been tagged as potential candidates, though neither has indicated they will challenge Perata. “It opens up an internal front emboldening other Democrats, notably Padilla and Steinberg, to consider their options,” said David McCuan, a political science professor at Cal State Sonoma. “There won’t be outright revolt and rebellion. But, at a minimum, they’ll consult with the caucus and feel folks out on Perata’s leadership.” Barbara O’Connor, a communications professor at Cal State Sacramento, doubts there will be any consequences in the short term. “I don’t see a coup attempt,” she said. “But in the long haul, exercising power like that is an interesting way to rule. There’s less public ways and ways that cause less acrimony on a personal level.” O’Connor said she believes Perata’s move makes the Legislature look all that more silly to the public, and that won’t bolster efforts by lawmakers to extend term limits. When stacked up against punishment meted out by past leaders, however, Perata’s was not extraordinary, said Tim Hodson, executive director for the Center for California Studies at Cal State Sacramento, and former top legislative aide in the 1980s. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown was notorious for stripping Democrats from committees, moving them from their offices and other forms of discipline. Brown himself, before becoming speaker, was moved into a converted bathroom for his own transgression. And current Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, banished Assemblyman Juan Arambula, D-Fresno, into a smaller office last year after voting against an infrastructure bond bill. “Usually, this kind of action has the support of the caucus,” Hodson said. “It has to be used sparingly and wisely.” Liberals were happy to see Perata stanch potential splintering among Democrats, and say he has strong standing as leader. “He’s in no peril,” said Sen. Sheila Kuhl, D-Santa Monica. “He was correct to send a message that we do not caucus in small groups to discuss votes. The Mod Squad in the Assembly discussed votes and didn’t invite authors of bills to attend their meetings. That was a concern to a lot of us when we were in the Assembly. I think Don just didn’t want to see that in the Senate.” Typically, Perata has allowed Democrats to vote their conscience and their districts, so the punishment was specifically aimed at breaking up ideological groups. Still, that raises the question of how effective the discipline will be, said Darry Sragow, a Democratic political strategist for CalChamber, the state’s biggest business lobbyist, since Perata won’t likely force the moderates to vote with liberals. “Is it going to turn moderate Democrats into raging liberals?” Sragow said. “My guess is they probably don’t scare very easily. “All this goes to the independence legislators have in an era of term limits,” he added. “With term limits as short as they are, the weapons or sticks a leader can wield are fairly limited. There’s a sense that \ are not in a position to beat recalcitrant members into submission.” email@example.com (916) 441-2101.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He claims Swansea are demanding add-ons on top of a £25million fee for Wilfried Bony from Manchester City but says a deal is “very close”.He also suggests the chances of David de Gea leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid have increased with the news Victor Valdes has agreed a move to Old Trafford.And he claims Manchester United will try to land Mats Hummels this month but, should they fail, will go back in again for the Borussia Dortmund defender in the summer.Finally, he insists Tottenham will not allow Andros Townsend to leave this month, amid rumours West Brom are keen to land the winger as part of an exchange deal involving their striker Saido Berahino.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com right now:Exclusive – Man United hopeful Hummels deal can be completed in JanuaryMan United transfer warning: ‘If Real Madrid really want De Gea, they will get him’Boost for Chelsea? Barcelona coach Enrique refuses to deny Messi rift rumours‘It would be a dream come true to seal Premier League move’, says Leicester targetSevilla forward set for exit – good news for Arsenal or West Ham?
4 4 This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on twitter @sportmagukEnglish football is in the grips of an identity crisis. This week, Roy Hodgson’s men face two sides with strong footballing philosophies: World Cup winners Germany and the Netherlands – the originators of Total Football.But what’s our own footballing ethos? Try and define your typical English footballer and you’re likely to land on words such as strength, grit, determination – John Terry and Steven Gerrard rather than Gerard Pique and Andrea Pirlo.After 50 years of hurt, however, it is clear those qualities can no longer win international tournaments. So, at the National Football Centre at St George’s Park, the Football Association has been planning ahead. While England fans look forward to Euro 2016, Matt Crocker and his team are eyeing a future beyond that.“The vision is to win the World Cup in 2022 and 2023,” he tells us, referring to both the men’s and women’s competitions.Crocker is the FA’s head of coach and player development. He joined from Southampton, where he helped bring through Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain. Now, his job is to implement a change of culture and establish a new identity for the national game. New PerceptionsFuture England players will be strong, quick, intelligent and adaptable. The goal is to create players who can fit into England’s new national style – a way of playing that will be adopted by all age groups, in all games. The FA has created a plan it calls ‘England DNA’, outlining the qualities it wants to nurture in the youth set-up and across the country at grassroots and academy level.“There are new perceptions about what it means to be an England player,” says Crocker. “We’re changing the stereotype – not moving away from the stereotype about determination and grit, which we know we’re renowned for, but building on those and adding things like creativity, good decisions, good technicians.”The Three Lions will aim to dominate possession, defend intelligently and there will be an increased focus on the ‘transition’ – the moment immediately after the side has won or lost possession.Crocker explains: “Look at a centreback: in possession they need to be able to step into midfield and break the lines; they need to be super-comfortable on the ball, they need to be able to defend one-v-one against pacey attackers, and more importantly be able to win the ball cleanly. They need to be great tacticians who can adapt to various game situations. They know what to do when we’re 1-0 down with five minutes to go and adjust accordingly, rather than wait for instructions from the bench.”That’s not all. “They need to be physically robust, to be able to deal with playing several games over a short period,” he continues. “There needs to be a mental toughness about them, so they’re able to deal with being in a World Cup bubble where they’re away from home for seven to eight weeks, and emotional intelligence – being able to deal with those emotions of the game. The last one has to be the social corner – fantastic leaders, fantastic team players who make sacrifices for the team.”Those leaders will be moulded at the National Football Centre, a £105m development that sprawls across St George’s Park near Burton. It has indoor and outdoor pitches where all ages train and play, state-of-the-art medical facilities and a swish hotel. It is inspired by the success of a similar project at Clairefontaine in France, while the England DNA project has also been influenced by the way Germany tore things up and started again after the 2002 World Cup. 4 4 Shaping Lions“We’re not copying anyone’s style,” insists Crocker. “It’s got to be our own style, so we’re bringing together the key things we think are going to be important in the future.”England DNA consists of five ‘hexagons’, each subdivided into further categories and criteria that the FA wants to encourage. It’s jargon-heavy, but it boils down to simple ideas: make training more efficient; equip players to deal with the situations they’ll face at major tournaments both on and off the pitch.This involves creating more realistic situations in training – for example, where defenders are rewarded not just for winning the ball, but winning it and playing a pass. The under-15s played a double-header in Turkey recently, where there was a penalty shootout at the end of each game.“We want them to experience that in the build-up,” says Crocker. “We don’t want the first time they take a penalty in a shootout to be in the seniors.” Other long-term steps might involve turning their backs on St George’s Park.“It is an inspirational facility,” says Crocker. “But we’ve also got to find the balance – sometimes when you need to go away and win a game in Croatia, for example, the facilities, the hotel, the environment, the food, the pitches might not be the same.”Strategies to help prepare players for every eventuality include roughing up pitches and accommodating the under-15s in university dorms instead of at the nicer facilities at the National Football Centre. The fixture list has also been developed with one eye on 2022.“There are more games against top nations and world opposition,” says Crocker. “We’re going to Mexico with the under-19s; we went to Russia with the under-18s last year; the under-16s are coming out to the USA; we’ve been out to Chile with the under-17s.”There are plans to take the age groups to Qatar in the years leading up to the World Cup. Crocker might be the only man in the country who doesn’t want the tournament to move.As Crocker points out, despite the new facilities, he and his coaches have only a limited amount of time with players. They get 80 days a year with the national teams, but players can train only for 90 minutes a day. From under-15 level to when they make their debut for the senior side, there are a maximum of 88 ‘cap opportunities’.There is an increasing focus on individual meetings and video analysis to make the most of that time, but if England DNA is to really take hold, it’s important that it travels beyond Burton. The FA has met with clubs and academies to impart their new philosophy.But is it being adopted? Will the players we’re creating adhere to these principles, and can they win the World Cup for England in 2022? Decision TimeRidgeway Rovers is a youth football club in Highams Park, north London, which helped launch the careers of David Beckham and Harry Kane, among others. Jason Murray coaches their under-10s, and heads up development at the club. He started his youth coaching badges in response to what he had seen on the sidelines watching his own son play.“I’ve seen coaches screaming, shouting, moaning at the referee,” he explains. “I saw children in tears on the pitch. You shouldn’t have children worrying about whether they can make a pass or run or dribble – they should express themselves. That’s how you’re going to gain creative, talented decision-makers later on in life.”Given the recent bad press for youth football – reports of violence, threats against referees – we were pleasantly surprised to find the values of possession and intelligent play have filtered down to grassroots level.“When I played, it was an 11-a-side pitch and we were tiny little tots who could hardly lift the ball,” remembers Murray. “It’s freezing cold and you’ve got your sleeves rolled up and your baggy shorts and you’re running around thinking: ‘When is the game going to end?’”Things are changing. The FA’s move to reduce the number of players per side at younger age levels has helped, says Murray. “At this age you try and get the boys to be relaxed on the ball,” he adds.At youth level, England DNA is all about putting the players in decision-making situations, and making sure all players see enough of the ball. “I’ve just been making sure that when they’re training, they’ve got to make lots of decisions; they’re getting lots of time with the ball,” says Murray.It’s at grassroots where this ambitious plan to change England’s identity could have the biggest impact. The Three Lions might not win the World Cup in Qatar, but they’ve sown the seeds for a bright future.“The more they have the ball, the better player they will be,” says Murray. “It’s not rocket science at the end of the day, is it?”
Independent candidate NIAMH KENNEDY has been elected in the Donegal EA following the eight count earlier this evening. Niamh KennedyKennedy, Niamh Non-P. 234 2,174 Elected 190 0 0Conaghan, Tom Non-P. 23 1,943 0 41 0McEniff, Sean F.F. 6 1,896 0 88 0Campbell, John Non-P. 71 1,441 0 543 0Byrne, Brendan F.F. 173 1,380 0 604 0O’Neill, Barry F.G. 64 1,227 0 757 0Jordan, Noel Andrew S.F. 25 1,219 0 765 0McMahon, Michael S.F. 7 1,202 0 782 0Boyle, John F.G. 194 1,125 0 859 0McNulty, John F.G. -845 0 Excluded 0 0 0Naughton, Michéal F.F. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Kennedy, Jonathan Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 85McNulty, Joseph Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 118Mulhern, Bernie Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 262McManus, Lawrence Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 286McCafferty, Patricia Non-P. 0 0 Excluded ELECTED (DONEGAL EA) NIAMH KENNEDY (IND) was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsPolitics
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Enda Craig: Says Micky Doherty being “opportunistic”A FINE Gael councillor has been heavily criticised over comments he has made about a controversial sewage plant.Micky Doherty has been criticised by the Campaign For a Clean Estuary group based in Inishowen.The group opposes treated sewage being pumped into Lough Foyle under a controversial Donegal County Council proposal now being overseen by Irish Water. CFCE spokesman Enda Craig told us: “Having displayed minimal interest In the Community For a Clean Estuary sewage campaign over the years, Fine Gael Clr Micky Doherty now appears as a cheerleader for Irsh Water and has the audacity to declare to the residents of Moville and Greencastle that ‘you will now get nothing less than what you absolutely deserve’ by way of the long awaited sewage plant.“This declaration has all all the hallmarks of an opportunistic exercise in a pathetic attempt to gather in additional votes by putting into the public domain selective information.“If Clr Doherty had bothered to ask, the CFCE could have told him that the Moville/ Greeencastle WWTP is listed only on an extensive ‘proposed’ list of developments as mentioned by Irish Water in their latest publication.“It is crystal clear Clr Doherty is not aware that in relation to this proposed Plant that Irish Water has not yet undertaken the lengthy Compulsive Purchase Order process or that Irish Water has not yet applied for a Discharge Licence to the Environmental Protection Agency.” Mr Craig said Irish Water has not yet addressed ownership of the seabed of Lough Foyle (as claimed by the Crown Estate in London).“Irish Water must also await the outcome of our appeal to Brusells where our complaint against the findings of An Bord Pleanala and The High Court is being assessed by the European Commission and The Aarhaus Convention,” said Mr Craig.“Irish Water has not yet addressed the abandoning of the Donegal Council motion in 1990 to locate the Plant and Pipe north of Greencastle which had been agreed unanimously. This followed the outrageous declaration by the EPD/DOE of Lough Foyle being classified as Atlantic Ocean.“Making such statements on the eve of an election is totally unacceptable. It is cynical, oppurtunistic and reflects badly on the democratic process,” added Mr Craig. BUST-UP OVER COUNCILLOR’S COMMENTS ON CONTROVERSIAL SEWAGE PLANT was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Campaign for a Clean EstuaryCllr Mickey DohertydumpGreencastlemovillesewage
Eureka >> After a season-opening win on Aug. 29, the College of the Redwoods men’s soccer team fell into a rough patch — losing three straight games over the next 10 days, two by a goal each.The Corsairs put an end to that streak on Tuesday, hammering home three goals on seven shots while holding Mendocino scoreless in a 3-0 victory at College of the Redwoods in Eureka.“One of our goals was can we find spaces in between [Mendocino] players to connect passes,” CR head coach Pedro “Profe” …