Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’

first_imgMacandili registered 19 excellent digs, 13 more than Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Thuy, and 12 excellent receptions to help the Philippines, 79th-ranked team in the world.READ: Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam And there were plays that weren’t recorded in the stat sheet, for instance Macandili’s several heart-stopping receptions on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy’s booming spikes.“For the past two games, I was still finding my groove,” said Macandili who shares libero duties with Denden Lazaro. “So I think I finally got my rhythm against Vietnam.”ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:40Filipinos 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 Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—–When the Philippines and Vietnam, which are miles away from each other in the FIVB standings, it was the smallest Filipino on the court who made one of the biggest impacts.Dawn Macandili, a reserve player for the Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games squad, pestered the region’s reigning silver medalists and helped the Philippines upset Vietnam, 27-25. 26-24, 17-25, 25-23 in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipADVERTISEMENT The 5-foot libero was aware of how ahead the Vietnamese are in the rankings but she knew that momentum can change easily by just a few plays on the floor.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC 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’“I thought at first that ‘oh no we’re facing one of the top teams in the world,’” said Macandili in Filipino. “But when we started playing, I said to myself ‘wait this is volleyball we’re talking about,’ this is anybody’s game.”And even though Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago brought the offensive pain with 20 and 19 points, respectively, it was Macandili who frustrated the 44th-ranked team in the world in the defensive end. Canete makes good on promise to help save PH polo Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

MAPM willing to take legal challenge all the way to CCJ

first_imgControversial parking metersDespite local courts having not yet ruled on the Parking Meter Project’s legal challenge, advocate Jonathan Yearwood, during a recent interview with Guyana Times, has said the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) is willing to take the matter all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to ensure that they are not being exploited by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown. Yearwood informed that MAPM has halted its protest at this time, since the matter is presently in the hands of the Court, something he noted that the body has been calling for from the inception.“MAPM has, after some discussions, decided to put a hold on our protests against City Hall and against the Parking Meter Contract. City Hall has taken the contract to Government for approval, and Government has taken it to cabinet, and cabinet has organised a sub-committee which will look at the Parking Meters Contract.The sub-committee says they will basically wait until the decision of the court is given. The contract is in court. MAPM has taken that contract to court, and what the Government is actually saying is that they will wait on the outcome of the court case to determine what will happen, so it makes no sense for MAPM to continue a protest which is now in the hands of the court. This is one of the things we’ve asked for from the very beginning,” he informed.The advocate went on say, “We will wait until the court makes a decision and then we will decide whether we want to challenge it up to the Guyana Court of Appeal (level). And there again we will, depending on the decision, we will take it up to CCJ”.The MAPM body began protesting in early February of last year, after M&CC implemented its paid parking system in the capital city.The parking meter fees were rolled out on January 24. However, as a backlash to the “exorbitant” fees, motorists have mostly stopped parking in the central business district, where several areas are metered.The M&CC had, on May 13, 2016, entered into a contract with Smart City Solutions (SCS) Inc for parking meters to be implemented in Georgetown, but following heavy objection and intense protest from citizens, Central Government suspended the by-laws of the project. The renegotiated contract with SCS resulted in restructured fees.The Renegotiation Committee’s report noted that SCS has agreed that the condition for enforcement of paid parking in the city be in conjunction with the parking meter by-laws, despite those by-laws being quashed.M&CC had first imposed as much as $200 per hour for parking in the city. However, after much protests and renegotiations, City Hall reached agreement for persons to pay $150 per hour and $800 for eight hours of parking in the city. Residents of the city would have been issued with a restricted residential pass for free parking from 17:00h-19:00h Monday to Friday, while parking would have been free on Saturdays.Advocates have since managed to land the case in the hands of the local court, where it is presently awaiting a ruling.last_img read more

Pochettino refuses to rule out Madrid job

first_img0Shares0000The future of Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane looks increasingly uncertain after their shock Copa del Rey exit to Leganes this week, added to what has been a miserable defence of the La Liga title.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 26 – Mauricio Pochettino is keeping his cards close to his chest over whether he would be interested in taking charge of Real Madrid.The future of Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane looks increasingly uncertain after their shock Copa del Rey exit to Leganes this week, added to what has been a miserable defence of the La Liga title. Former Espanyol player and manager Pochettino has been strongly linked with the position, if Real do dispense with Zidane’s services.And while Pochettino ruled out taking charge of Barcelona when asked about the rumours, he was less clear about the possible vacancy at the Bernabeu.Pochettino said: “I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol. I grew up in Newell’s Old Boys and will never manage Rosario Central.“That is my decision because I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places. But my commitment is massive in this club. I am working like I am going to be here forever.“But in the end, it is like the players, you never know what is going to happen in football. It is a lot of rumours about this, about that.“Tomorrow [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy could have a bad night and say, ‘Oh I am going to sack Mauricio’. And then I look stupid saying I am not going to work in one place or another or another.“You never know in football. That is the problem. It is a very unstable situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Juventus set to unleash fury on seventh straight title bid

first_img0Shares0000Juventus’ Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (3L) argues with British referee Michael Oliver during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid in Madrid on April 11, 2018 © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMILAN, Italy, Apr 13 – Massimiliano Allegri warned that Juventus will unleash fury in their quest for a seventh straight Serie A title after another shattered Champions League dream.“We start again with our heads high, even very high,” said coach Allegri after the bitter disappointment of winning 3-1 on the night at Real Madrid only to lose their quarter-final 4-3 on aggregate, after Cristiano Ronaldo’s 97th-minute penalty. “There’s no use crying about it. We’re disappointed but we need to get that out of our system because we’re back in league action on Sunday“Now we have to be furious in Italy, to bring home the seventh Scudetto and the fourth Italian Cup in a row.”The Italian champions returned to Turin from Spain on Thursday after the nightmare of referee Michael Oliver waving a red card in captain Gianluigi Buffon’s face after he angrily protested a penalty awarded in the final minute.It produced yet another night of Champions League disappointment for the Turin giants who have had many with five consecutive European final defeats between 1997 and last year’s to Real Madrid in Cardiff.But this one could be the bitterest with the club facing UEFA disciplinary action for Buffon’s rant against the English referee who he said had “a rubbish bin” instead of a heart, and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli who demanded the removal of UEFA chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina.“Now we need to turn this rage and disappointment into positivity for this month and a half that remains, where we still have Scudetto and Italian Cup to win,” said defender Giorgio Chiellini.The first to deal with this Juventus fury will be Sampdoria on Sunday, a team sitting eighth, four points off the Europa League places, who inflicted one of just two defeats on the champions this season back in November.“It will be tough against the strongest team in Italy, after Madrid they will still be angry,” said Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.“Juventus are injured, they are champions who have won six years in a row, they will want to bring everything home.”Juventus have 81 points from 31 games — a four-point lead on second-placed Napoli who face AC Milan on Sunday.Napoli beat Milan earlier this season before Gennaro Gattuso took over from Vincenzo Montella, with the club now sixth, eight points off their Champions League ambitions with just seven games to play.– Roman derby –Lazio and AS Roma — both on 60 points — go head to head in the Stadio Olimpico after a week of contrasting European fortunes.Lazio crashed out of the Europa League after losing 4-1 to Salzburg in Austria on Thursday night despite winning 4-2 in Rome last week.Roma are riding high after a crazy night at the Stadio Olimpico saw them beat Barcelona 3-0 to reach the Champions League semi-finals, thanks to Edin Dzeko’s away goal.“There’s a big chance with the derby on Sunday, we have to recover physical and psychological energy,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi “There are seven rounds to go and we’ll do everything to earn a very important position.”Inter Milan — who have dropped out of the Champions League places into fifth after last week’s loss to Torino — travel to Atalanta desperately in need of a win to keep their elite European ambitions alive.Saturday Cagliari v Udinese (4pm), Chievo v Torino, Genoa v Crotone (7pm); Atalanta v Inter Milan (9:45pm)SundayFiorentina v SPAL (1:30pm), Bologna v Verona, AC Milan v Napoli, Sassuolo v Benevento (all 4pm); Juventus v Sampdoria (7pm), Lazio v AS Roma (9:45pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe last time they were all together, they probably weren’t allowed a pint and more than likely didn’t have the price of one.The victorious St.Eunans 1993 Minor champions met at the weekend for a 20 year reunion. And the good news is that despite the years, most of them still have their own hair and their own teeth.The team, which included many familiar faces, beat Ballyshannon in an evenly contested final which was on show in Blakes bar along with the u14 & u16 winning final games.Needless to say the performances of many grew greater as the refreshments flowed over the night.Much credit for this success was down to the strategic management of Seamus Temple at u14 & Brendan Roache for U16 & minor. Indeed with both Temple and Roache looking younger by the year, it was difficult for many to tell who was the team and who was the management!The minor team reached the Ulster Club Final only to be beaten the loup Derry in a close game. The team were depleted due to suspension and injuries of key players in what could have been.Many friendships were made and still maintained to this day.An enjoyable night was had by all and Eugene Duffy is already planning the 30th anniversary.WHEN THE BOYS OF LETTERKENNY BECAME MEN! was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1993 Minor teamBlakes Barcounty championsletterkennyREUNIONSt Eunanslast_img read more


first_imgAlmost 75 years, to the day, when the last train, on the Lough Swilly Burtonport Extension, steamed out of Burtonport, an exciting new development has taken place on the old railway track.A local committee, with financial help from Donegal Co. Council, Údarās na Gaeltachta, Donegal Local Development Company, Randox, The Cope and Burtonport Fisherman’s Co-op, embarked on a journey that has seen the area, now graced with one of the highest quality walkways in the Country. The Official Opening of the Railway Walk will take place, Friday 5th June, and the committee, wish to extend a warm invitation to all walkers, voluntary groups, railway enthusiasts and indeed anybody and everybody, who wish to come along and join them in their festivities.The evening will start at 7pm in St. Columba’s Community Centre, with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the official opening by Inga Bock, Rural Recreational Officer with Donegal Local Development Company.Afterwards, tea and refreshments will be served, followed by a traditional recital by Trād na nÓg, the cream of our young local musicians.There is a full day’s programme scheduled for Saturday 6th June also with a stroll along the walk, historic walks, traditional music and dance, and a series of talks by author Frank Sweeney, railway historian Joe Begley and others. These will be accompanied by a slideshow of old railway photographs and videos.For the children, weather permitting, there will be an adventure tour and story- telling at Lough Meela Lodge.Get yourselves down to Burtonport, this weekend 5th and 6th June.As they say in the ads “You won’t be disappointed.” HISTORIC DAY FOR BURTONPORT AS REVAMPED ‘RAILWAY WALK’ OFFICIALLY OPENS was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgLocal Fitness Instructor Nigel Drein and Marketer Steven Perry have come up with a novel concept of getting a group of well-known Letterkenny folk into full fitness and ready to undertake the mighty challenge of Gaelforce North on Saturday June 23rd.Well known local figures who are involved include Apprentice Finalist and Media Box Owner Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Town Mayor Gerry McMonagle, RPM Presenter Toni Kelly, Donegal GAA Coaching Officer Mick Murphy, as well as CJ McGinley of the Donegal News. In addition, a number of local entrepreneurs are getting involved; Barry Mackey of Sign of The Times, John Watson, Watson Hire, Gavin McDaid, Greenlight Media, Cathal Sheridan, C&M Embroidery and Paul Rodgers of Letterkenny Glass.Steven Perry who is involved in marketing this event said ‘having discussed the initial concept with Nigel we both felt it was something which could really work on a local level, help to get our contestants to work towards a common goal in a fun and engaging way and also we hope this will encourage members of the public to come along and join the gang in their training regime’.Nigel Drein is a well known sports guru in Letterkenny and is the founder of Motiv8 Fitness based in Glencar Business Park.Nigel said “the response we’ve received from all of our contestants is hugely encouraging. Each week we agree a personalised training plan and target for each person, with the ultimate goal of completing GaelForce North’ Motiv8 LK Fitness Camp begins on Monday May 7th Members of the public are encourage to join each session!Additionally Motiv8 Fitness is pleased to announce the launch of the Motiv8 Challenge Card – a points win prizes initiative, whereby fitness enthusiasts (or hopefuls!) can earn Motiv8 points by participating in fitness classes. Points cards are available to download through motiv8 website and facebook.For more information on Motiv8 LK see or Time!To celebrate the launch of Motiv8 LK, Donegal Daily in association with Motiv8 Fitness are giving one lucky person the chance to win a month’s free membership to Motiv8 Fitness as well as a goody bag containing Motiv8 LK T-shirt, rain jacket and gear-bag.To be in with a chance to win this prize simply answer the following question Name two of the celebrities involved in Motiv8 LK Fitness Challenge?Email your answer along with your name, address and telephone number to motiv8fit@gmail.comFor more information on Motiv8 LK see or date for receipt of entries is Friday May 11th. Usual website terms and conditions apply for competition.MOTIV8-ING DONEGAL TO GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! was last modified: May 6th, 2012 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:MOTIV8last_img read more

Confusion as hundreds of fish wash up on Donegal shore

first_imgHundreds of small fish were found washed up on a beach in Downings beach on yesterday (Sat) morning.The fish were discovered at the County Donegal beach on Saturday and the cause is yet to be determined.A holidaymaker told BBC News NI she was shocked to find the fish during a morning walk. “The lifeguard said he thought the high tide had washed them onto the beach, but no one has ever seen anything like it before,” Amanda Meehan said.A storm overnight caused heavy rain and strong winds and waves, but that in itself is not unusual for Ireland’s north west coast.Ms Meehan, from Derry, regularly stays in a caravan in the area and said she’s walked along the beach every morning during her stay.“This morning, it was just really bizarre. There were thousands of fish spread right across the beach. “There were a few fish up near the sand dunes, which we thought was a bit strange anyway, but then, when we got onto the beach, we saw the rest of them.“The whole beach is covered and nobody really knows why this happened.”Confusion as hundreds of fish wash up on Donegal shore was last modified: September 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

DeGale wins to retain European title

first_imgJames DeGale retained his European super-middleweight title with a unanimous points decision against Frenchman Hadillah Mohoumadi at Glow, Bluewater.Harlesden’s former Olympic champion picked his one-paced but persistent opponent off with eye-catching shots throughout, but had his stamina tested in the second half of the fight.He made a commanding start, catching Mohoumadi with a left uppercut followed by a straight right in the opening round.But the French champion, who has never been stopped, was able to keep plodding forward and was clearly intent on making his fitness tell in the latter stages.DeGale, making his debut under new promoter Mick Hennessy, landed with a big right in the fifth round and was impressive in the seventh, but by that stage was clearly feeling the pace.When he took the centre of the ring he was able to pepper his opponent with a variety of shots, but as he tired DeGale spent much of the contest against the ropes, content to conserve energy and land with counter-punches as Mohoumadi duly walked in.By the end of the ninth DeGale looked alarmingly ragged, but in the all-important last three rounds he produced much of his best work.He was excellent in the 10th, catching his man with several hard shots which, finally, seemed to shake Mohoumadi.And he stayed on top in the final rounds and was given a resounding verdict by the  judges, who scored the bout 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112.See also:Harrison destroyed by Price in first round’Lazy’ DeGale determined to sharpen upDeGale to take on Colombian veteranDeGale aiming to end the year in styleDeGale keen to produce sharper displayFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA sparkling wines on world top 10 list

first_img Effervescents du Monde is a competition where over 100 judges select the best sparkling wines from 660 entries coming from 25 countries around the world. The Top 10 2012 actually includes 19 wines as “some wines are rigorously equal” and could not be excluded from the list, Effervescents du Monde said in a statement. The winners were announced at the event hosted from 14 to 16 November. The competition’s ambition is to “award reliable and representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Effervescents du Monde: diversity, quality and high standards”. “In 2012, Spain, Italy and Switzerland obtained many medals. These three countries [were] very closely followed by Brazil, Chile, South Africa and Portugal,” competition organisers said. The competition is in its 10th year, and aims to highlight the efforts made by sparkling wine producers and encourage scientific research and knowledge about these wines. It was certified by the French consumer protection agency and the European Union in 2003. “To be amongst this illustrious line-up of the best sparkling wines in the world in the land of Champagne, is a wonderful recognition for our Pongracz team and we are particularly proud of the recognition for our Rose,” said winemaker Elunda Basson. “The 2012 edition has been a success, with growth in participation showing that there is increasing interest in international, quality-based competitions,” Effervescents du Monde said. SAinfo reporter 27 November 2012 Two South African sparkling wines, Pongracz Rose Brut and Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose, made it onto the top 10 “Best Sparkling Wines in the World” list at the 2012 Effervescents du Monde competition held in Dijon, France earlier this month.last_img read more