Ceres captures back to back PFL titles

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A hattrick from Bienvenido Maranon and a goal each from Blake Powell, Omid Nazari and Mike Ott propelled the Busmen to their 17th win of the season, jacking up their tally to 54 points.With the win, the Busmen now hold a 21 point advantage against second place Kaya Iloilo, which has two games in hand. Each team plays 25 matches, which means Ceres’ win effectively snuffs out Kaya’s challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Unlike last season when Ceres had to beat Global in a one game final after a classification round, the Busmen rolled to the crown as the PFL reverted to the traditional league format.The Busmen also clinched a playoff spot to the AFC Champions League as an incentive for winning the league Ceres-Negros retained the Philippines Football League title with three games to spare after a 6-1 demolition of Global Cebu Wednesday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 PVL: Tigresses blank Altas for 2-0 start MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Relentless throughout their campaign, the Busmen turned on the style when it mattered, firing three spectacular goals in the first half.Nazari’s rocket from the edge of the area in the 39th minute highlighted Ceres’ dominance that also saw Maranon open the scoring after a fine ball from Manny Ott. Mike Ott got on the scoresheet with a powerful strike in the 36th minute.Marwin Angeles pulled a goal back three minutes after the restart, but Ceres flashed its newfound depth to cap the victory.Flashing their newfound depth, the Busmen also got goals from Powell who scored from the spot in between two more strikes from Maranon.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

SoundCity’s Timaya, Wiz Kid Show Drives Fans Bananas

first_imgMay 10, 2014- The sequel to SoundCity’s arrival in Liberia brought in added echo, thrill and shocker as one would have imagined.Royal Plus International, in collaboration with Nova Phone and Soundcity left a lot of people pleased, not to mention the youthful population of under 25’s who packed the ATS stadium for the Saturday evening performance.“Aye yah, it’s my dream to meet Wiz Kid and now he’s right in front of me. The boy is fresh and clean,” said Pandora Johnson.While there’s much gossip and rumors going around about Wiz Kids behavior during his stay, what’s evident is that Liberians had a huge moment in time watching two of Africa’s highly acclaimed international artists perform.“I love this place so much,” Wiz Kid exclaimed in an exclusive interview with HottFm 107.9 hours before the show. “Big shout out to Timaya, SoundCity and the organizers. Come to ATS stadium and get your tickets, it’s going to be crazy my man, leave your house my man, come out my man.”The “I Love my baby” hit track maker Wiz Kid made his first appearance at the trendy HottFm alongside “Ukwu” hit maker Timaya to exclusively let their fans know their pleasure about their stay.“I’m excited, came late because my flight actually got canceled though. I was at the airport since 6am, and waited 7 hours for my flight and the flight got canceled but I still made it here by 5 this morning. That just shows you how excited I am to be here. This is what I’ll do for Liberians because I love Liberia, it feels good, great people, lovely weather and I’m definitely going to come out here more,” Wiz Kid assured LIB LIFE.Timaya also expressed his excitement at returning to Liberia after his first visit over three years ago, saying he’s no stranger to the friendly country.“I’ve been here before, Liberia is good. But I’ve not been here with Wiz Kid before. It’s going to be crazy, trust me,” he teased.In addition, DJ Blue of Hott FM revealed shocking information to its listeners that Timiyah not only visits Liberia, but owns a whopping 60% share of the radio station.“Timaya owns almost like 60% share of Hott FM 107.9, and that’s our boss man,” DJ Blue revealed.Furthermore, Timiyah confirmed the news by saying that he doesn’t own HottFm per se, but admitted to the share.“I’m a partner, but I don’t own it,” he said.Meanwhile, the show at the ATS jumped off at around 5pm with splendid performances by Liberian artists such as Chris-Off, Royal D’Busta Pain, Benny V, CoZ, Mr. Smith, Pitty D’Best, Lil’ Mouphy, Tan-Tan, Soul Fresh and Empress 1 Luv.Also on the scene was Tan-Tan’s manger, Orlando Chenoweth, who spoke with LIB LIFE after Tan-Tan’s enticing performance.“Soundcity being involved [with] the whole show gives us the opportunity to showcase Tan Tan’s talent in a broader perspective. We also have a June 14 trip to Atlanta Georgia where he has been nominated for four different awards. He will be there, and we’re going to be shooting a music video and collaborating with another artist I don’t want to name right now,” shared Orlando Chenoweth.Above all, Mr. Smith, who’s been in two of Soundcity shows, did his thing after just arriving from Sierra Leone hours before.“I’ve been on a couple of international shows in the last three years, that means my work is improving and I’m proud of what I do, so most often when I’m invited I go to shows. I’m glad I’m here, Liberian people are here, LIB LIFE is here, and it’s a good starting point. I came back from Freetown about two hours ago at another show promoting Liberian music out there, telling the people about it to see if it can be played out there, how can Liberian and Sierra Leonean artist do collaborations. Now I’m back home to do something on the same stage as Wiz Kid and Timaya. If they are winning things on BET and MTV Base and they’re here to do something with us, it’s a prop” Smith added.Benny V, who has kept silent during most international shows, was ready and equipped to do his thing, but not after sharing his big news.“I’m happy to be here, it’s a privilege and height to be here for Soundcity event because they’re international. The big news to Liberia is Benny V just got a one year visa to the states, and I’ll be performing at Atlanta Georgia on June 14th during the Liberian Music awards”he shared.Meanwhile, one of the organizers spoke out about her enthusiasm over being able to bring two big talents for her country.“The turnout was excellent and great, it could have been more though and many people were complaining about ticket sales, but the turnout was great, everyone came out to support,” organizer Marjean Sherman disclosed. “Liberian artists did a good job as well, we picked them ourselves, the best people that everyone wanted to see, I can’t misquote information but there’s a rumor going around that we’re paying them a $100,000 its nowhere near that amount, they are coming in for a favor, they understand the market and economy in Liberia is small, they’re coming to support.”As Wiz Kid did his freestyles of foot work on stage, somewhere in-between his performance, he had to plead to the LNP to take an easy with his crowd as they swung twigs to force the crowd behind.“I beg, leave my fans alone, please” he yelled as the crowd began shoving towards the stage.Timaya came on stage minutes’ after 10pm, to a fairly tired audience who yelled profanity at the artist after his mic went off.Timaya was seen dancing for minutes until h he was whisked off stage.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Change in attitude needed to battle corruption – Minister Hughes

first_imgPublic Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes stated that dealing with the issue of corruption is never an easy task for any government, and eliminating corruption is one of the major challenges faced since the coalition government took office.The Minister noted that in order to effectively deal with corruption, there needs to be a serious change in people’s attitude. “What I am trying to say is that (with) so many of our issues we have a spectrum of individuals that have to be part of the change and unless we are able to change the very, very bottom in terms of attitudes and also the very, very top, we are not going to be successful,” the Minister explained.Just as there were challenges, there were successes achieved by the coalition government over the past year. “I am excited that we have been able to look at the institutions of government and to make them stronger,” the Minister stated.The Minister pointed to the fact that there is little or no flooding in areas known to be under water when it rains. “When we talk about the successes, I want to talk about the infrastructure that has been improved, I want to talk about the areas that we have cleaned, we have maintained, and that we are guaranteeing ordinary people don’t face the challenges of too much water in their homes.”Minister Hughes also made note of the once bushy areas that have been turned into play parks for Guyanese children. The Minister reflected on the positive feedback government has been receiving for its hard work.“I had a mother the other day that came up to me and said ‘thank you’. I was at the market and, I said for what? She said for this, and she pointed to the Merman’s Mall and all the play areas and said to me, I don’t have to pay for my child to play,” Minister Hughes recollected.In addition, she noted that in November 2015, Guyana was listed as one of 12 places in the world to visit in 2016 in the Business Insider UK magazine. According to the Minister, Guyana has received more visitors since that announcement was made.last_img read more

Chelsea starlet refuses to rule out switch from England to Ireland

first_imgPatrick Bamford says it is his dream to play for England, but the Chelsea starlet has not ruled out switching his allegiance to the Republic of Ireland.The 21-year-old, who has starred on loan at Middlesbrough this season, has represented both countries at youth level.Having played for Ireland’s Under-18 side, he is now part of England’s Under-21 set-up, but the prolific striker is not committing his international future to the Three Lions just yet.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “My mum’s side is Irish and my dad’s side is English so it was a tough decision for me [to switch].“Being English, it was always my dream to play for England, but I am not going to rule out either option. You never know.”Bamford has been a revelation on loan at promotion-chasing Middlesbrough this season, his 17 goals earning him the Football League Championship Player of the Year award.He is determined to make the grade at Chelsea, but is not ruling out another loan spell at the Riverside and will hold talks with Jose Mourinho over his future in the summer.“Ever since I signed for Chelsea, It has been my dream [to pull on the Blue shirt],” added the former Nottingham Forest youngster, who cost the London club £1.5million in 2012.“But it is a bridge I will cross when I go back to Chelsea in the summer. Depending on what happens at ‘Boro, it will be a discussion we have when the season is done and dusted.“Jose has got to do his job with regards to winning the Premier League [before we talk].”last_img read more

GERRY ROBINSON’S NEW SHOW RAKES IN MASSIVE AUDIENCE

first_imgDonegal business guru Sir Gerry Robinson is back on the box urging people to take stock of their lives before they pop their clogs – and pulling in 1.75 million viewers.The multi-millionaire presents “Can’t Take It With You” , a six-part series on BBC2 on Fridays that examines the importance of making a will, emotionally and financially.The Raphoe-based businessman said: “Writing a will is not really about the process of getting it down in black and white, it’s about dealing with emotional issues within families, which is absolutely bloody difficult.” Mr Robinson said it was not the amount of money or valuables being bequeathed but about making sure that what you leave behind feels right for those who are receiving it.He added: “You can get pretty hurt by the fact that, you know, she got the silver spoons and you only got the glasses.“The content of a will often comes as a total surprise to the surviving family members, and then there’s nobody to go to. If you sort it out when you’re still alive, you have the chance to explain.”In the UK 70 per cent of Britons haven’t made any provision for what should happen to their assets when they die. “If you don’t leave a will, it’s a flaming mess for whoever’s left behind,” said Robinson.The programme hopes to be able to help people face the issues surrounding making a will and guide them with sound advice.Sir Gerry is assisted by top lawyer Sue Medder, who sets out the legal options in various scenarios.The next show airs on BBC 2 on Friday January 28th.GERRY ROBINSON’S NEW SHOW RAKES IN MASSIVE AUDIENCE was last modified: January 24th, 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)last_img read more

Allan McGregor will not face action for alleged kick on Celtic defender

first_img Latest Scottish Premiership News McGregor also made a number of saves in the game 1 The pair had just tussled after McGregor leapt from his line to punch away a Callum McGregor free-kick when the Ibrox number one threw a leg out towards young Norwegian Ajer, brushing his boot against the defender’s hip.McGregor was expected to face punishment when the footage was reviewed by Scottish Football Association disciplinary chiefs.However, the three former match officials who were consulted on the matter could not come to a unanimous agreement to forward the case on to the SFA’s Fast Track proceedings.Celtic and Rangers fans had contrasting views on Allan McGregor’s Old Firm derbyAnd that means McGregor – who went on to make a string of crucial saves as he limited Celtic to a 1-0 triumph in the opening derby battle of the season – is now free to face Dundee at Ibrox on September 15. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos center_img Allan McGregor will not face any action for an alleged kick out aimed at Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer during Sunday’s Old Firm clash at Parkhead.The Rangers goalkeeper appeared to lash out at Ajer in the first-half of the grudge match but the off-the-ball incident was not seen by the referee. scrap The news that his keeper has escaped punishment may come as a surprise to Gers boss Steven Gerrard, who admitted the 36-year-old had been lucky to stay on the pitch.Speaking after his first defeat since taking over in the summer, he said: “He’s lashed out. Of course I will speak to him about it.”last_img read more

JASON BLACK: ‘I’M COMING HOME TO PUT DONEGAL EVEREST FLAG ON TOP OF ERRIGAL!’

first_imgDONEGAL mountaineer Jason Black has spoken for the first time of his incredible journey to the top of the world.In a blog sent overnight, the Letterkenny man speaks passionately about his incredible weekend feat in reaching the summit of Mount Everest.He speaks of his feelings as he reached the top – and the thoughts that went through his head. “I sat down in awe of where I was; all my childhood dreams have come true. Then a moment of weakness as today I stand closer to my mother and brother who both passed from this world and today for a brief moment I felt so reconnected,” he writes.“Proudly getting out my Donegal and Irish flags Nima snaps a few pics as a lifetime Reminder of this wonderful moment in my life.“Nima taps my shoulder saying we gotta get moving, taking my final look around and been so proud to be from Donegal and standing on top of the world.”He also says: “Tonight my focus is clearly to get home safely to my wonderful county Donegal and take my Mt Everest Donegal flag back to the most beautiful mountain in the world the Summit of Mt Errigal and I hope you all can join me that day.” Here’s his blog in full. It’s a story you must read.BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS to the TOP OF. THE WORLD .. Mt EVERESTPosted on May 22, 2013Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes…I have done it I have reached the TOP OF THE WORLD, with my donegal flag, Irish flag and my emotions are in free fall. So let me share with you, the journey to the top of the world – Mt Everest.It all started after spending a month and half acclimatising and climbing up to advance base camp located at 21.000ft on the edge of the Rombu glacier. After careful planning and many discussions with the weather station based in Switzerland, we looked at the jet stream movement, the winds speeds and directions, the temps expected on the summit at 29.028 ft. So Nima and myself set our summit date based on the information we had for the 19th May.Preparations now were in full swing everything from our technical high altitude down clothing and boots to my high altitude food, from the Irish army which proved a huge success on the summit, small high altitude gas cookers to heat and boil the snow ice, tents and sleeping kit.So on the 17th may heavily loaded with equipment and with a real sense of – this is it I’m on my way to the summit of the world, we set off and I knew it was going to be the toughest physical, mental and emotional battle I was ever about to endure, the fear that there was absolutely no rescue and no room for error as margins are so small. Climbing that day was tough with sometimes a vertical climb to the north column and camp one. From there looking up the north ridge with Mt Everest summit sitting high in the stratosphere we settled down for the night at 23.300ft, my food this night was made up from high alt ration packs of chicken casserole and it was tasty. Nima always reinforcing the fact you must always eat even though your body doesn’t feel like it.Early morning start after a short sleep we head up the north ridge fully loaded with snow and a wind coming in on my left ear, a wind that would just cut you in half. The objective today was to reach the next high camp location of 25.250ft camp two.It was an exhausting climb with the difficult conditions taking us seven hours beating against the high winds. From here we moved to the use of assisted oxygen, so on with the masks as we were carrying the oxygen in our rucksacks.We quickly got set up for the night, melting snow for fluids for the body and getting something on to fuel this tired body. melting and boiling even a couple of cups of tea would take any thing up to 1 hour to do. Falling into bed the ferocious storm continued with the tent taking the most fearsome beating with winds gusting 100mph and I was freezing both from that and with the cold coming up from the rocks I was laying on. With added difficulty tring to sleep with the oxygen mask on.Yeah no sleep, up early next morning boiled up some hot black tea and quick bit of food by now I don’t feel very much like eating, body’s rejecting everything.Stepping out of my tent I could see the damage the winds have left in there wake, ripped torn and some totally destroyed.Suited up and oxygen on level 2 we set of for entering the death zone at 26.250ft where the colour of the rock surface changes to a strong yellow colour known to the mountain as the yellow band. So our destination today is 27.250ft camp three by now the conditions are so bleak with all the snow removed by the jet stream leaving only a Mixture of rock and ice making it hard work wearing 12 pointed crampons.Ropes put in weeks before for the safety of the climbers are now very sparse and proves difficult navigation wise.The views over my shoulder are just breath taking and eery at times as we rise above the clouds.The winds still blow hard making it really difficult to catch your breath, we get into camp three at 4 pm exhausted as each step feels like hell to achieve.Nima informs me that we wont be staying here for long, just long enough to catch some some food, not that I can eat and four hours later at 8pm pitch black and really cold temps we head on for the final summit push with a mixed feeling of excitement and fear of we set off, extra gloves balaclava and energy food.My head torch firmly fixed on the bare route ahead Nima forcing me to lead the way.On we plodded and the higher we went the harder it was to breath and man it’s tough to climb as the energy levels are so low with the exhaustion, my body’s screaming at me as its in huge distress, now it’s taking all the Mental Stamina I can gather up to keep me going putting one foot in front of the other.It’s now 12 midnight and the temperatures are super low -20 -30 deg and my face hurts with the pain of the cold winds, my nose and cheeks numb, I’m now carrying 3 tanks of oxygen in my rucksack, each supplying 600mins each.About 1.00am I felt my body getting very weak I was sucking and sucking with a real fear of suffocation and I quickly checked my tank to find it empty, switched over it was like someone put the life back into me and on I plodded 2 – 3 – 4 o’clock each hour bringing its own pressures.one part of the climb was the feared second step which is a substantial vertical climb with a combination of ladders and ropes, times I knew my life depending only on a 6″ ledge to walk on with drops of over 10.000 ft directly below. The fear of god was genuinely running through my veins as climbed higher and higher.By now it was sunrise and it brought with it the most magnificent views and the most deadly reminders of where we were, as now the dead bodys were in fully view preserved in there full state, I had to block out and not let it interfere with my progress but it was hard to avoid the thoughts of what happens if something happens me up here, I’m I next .. Stop stop I shout to myself and focus again on the job ahead.Finally I see It the summit and the sun setting as my emotions run wild, I’m here I’m finally here, Nima reminds me it still and hour away and I knuckle down again climbing higher and higher, the final part proving very very difficult attached to the mountain with an 8mm red rope and directly on my right side is a bottomless drop turning left and safely I get onto to snowy slope to the summit and I push and push “I’m finally here” where’s everyone else at 7am I’m the only person standing on The summit of the world at 29.028ft, minutes later I see a team arriving from the south side but for a few simple minutes it was me and Mt Everest alone and it was wonderful, amazing, majestic, spectacular.I sat down in awe of where I was all my childhood dreams have come true. Then a moment of weakness as today I stand closer to my mother and brother who both passed from this world and today for a brief moment I felt so reconnected.Proudly getting out my Donegal and Irish flags Nima snaps a few pics as a lifetime Reminder of this wonderful moment in my life.Nima taps my shoulder saying we gotta get moving, taking my final look around and been so proud to be from Donegal and standing on top of the world.Slowly we started the decent proving as difficult as it was to climb Mt Everest. By now we were climbing non stop for days and days running on adrenaline which was quickly running thin.On my decent the reminder of where I was quickly grounded me as I counted 14 plus dead bodies they were everywhere and it was so so sad to think that this was their final place of rest.Arriving back wrecked to camp 3 at 27.250ft where I fell Into the tent exhausted my mind running wild with excitement.I needed no rocking as I slept, not even having the power to get into my sleeping bag or taking my moon boots off – I passed out.Next morning Nima Woke me “hot tea” and we need to get out out this Danger zone of 26.250ft down to a safer altitude of either the north col or if the energy provides get back to advance base camp.What a fantastic summit day to the top of the world and I have so many people to thank for this experience an experience that I wish to pass on to the youth of our county, hopefully inspiring them that no mountain is to high or no problem to big to conquer.Tonight my focus is clearly to get home safely to my wonderful county Donegal and take my Mt Everest Donegal flag back to the most beautiful mountain in the world the Summit of Mt Errigal and I hope you all can join me that day.For nowThank you a for allowing me into your lives and I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful expedition to the top of the world, on this majestic mountain standing 29.028ft .. Mt Everest.RespectJason.JASON BLACK: ‘I’M COMING HOME TO PUT DONEGAL EVEREST FLAG ON TOP OF ERRIGAL!’ was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:JASON BLACK: ‘I’M COMING HOME TO PUT DONEGAL EVEREST FLAG ON TOP OF ERRIGAL!’last_img read more

PICTURES SHOW WHY DONEGAL IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTY IN IRELAND

first_imgThese stunning snaps were sent in to us yesterday, by Adam-Rory Porter and Brendan Rodgers, which show why Donegal is regarded by many as one of the most stunningly beautiful counties in the Ireland. The good weather is expected to continue over the Bank Holiday weekend, so if you’re out and about enjoying the beauty our wonderful county has to offer, then please send your snaps in to info@donegaldaily.comPICTURES SHOW WHY DONEGAL IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTY IN IRELAND was last modified: May 29th, 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:BeautydonegalFeaturesnewsPhotographspicture specialweatherlast_img read more

Durant says Warriors aren’t to blame for his Achilles injury

first_imgContrary to many reports, Kevin Durant doesn’t place any blame whatsoever on the Warriors for his devastating ruptured Achilles tendon injury during the NBA Finals, he told Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.Speaking publicly for the first time since leaving the Warriors to sign a four-year, free-agent deal with the Brooklyn Nets over a month ago, Durant was adamant Golden State did nothing to contribute to his devastating injury.“Hell, no. How can you blame (the Warriors)? Hell, no,” Durant said …last_img

Wednesday at 49ers HQ: Quinn on Shanahan’s Super Bowl; Jones to IR?

first_img“There’s always criticism after the … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Kyle Shanahan coaches next against the team he sabotaged from a Super Bowl victory.Oh, perhaps that is a bit strong.Indeed it is, as testified by Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn. Shanahan was the Falcons offensive coordinator when the 2016 Falcons infamously blew a 28-3 lead and lost to the New England Patriots 34-28 in overtime of Super Bowl LI.last_img