Returning from his second Olympics participation in Rio at the Jacksons International airport yesterday, Ovinou said he is looking forward to raise young athletes to participate in the Oceania championships and the 2020 Olympics giving them the best to become future Papua New Guinea’s Judoka’s.Adding that in the Oceania, four best judo athletes will be selected to take up training in Europe as they prepare for the next Olympics. “I am looking at sending one of my best fighters to participate and take up overseas training going forward,” Ovinou said.However, despite saying the recent Olympics will be his last; Ovinou also said he is still looking forward to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the head coaches allow him to.He thanked Papua New Guineans for their support saying the competition was so tough out there against some of the world’s best which resulted in him getting knocked out in his first fight.
Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Joshua Umandal unleashed 23 points for the Tigers, who sent the Eagles to their first loss of the conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Halep secures top ranking with China Open semifinal win It was a double victory for FEU after its men’s team also emerged victorious from a five-setter.The Tamaraws overcame the National University Bulldogs, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12, to punch the first finals ticket.Ateneo, on the other hand, failed to sweep its semis duel against University of Santo Tomas, which took advantage of the absence of Blue Ealges’ top guns Marck Espejo and Karl Baysa.The Growling Tigers won, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, to pave way for a rubber match on Monday.Espejo and Baysa skipped the PVL to suit up for Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 beach volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Far Eastern University recovered just in time to beat Adamson, 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, and extend their semifinals series to a deciding Game 3 Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tamaraws blew a 2-1 set lead and a 21-19 edge in the fourth set before leaning on Toni Rose Basas to put the Lady Falcons away in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:27SEA Games 2019: PH’s Eumir Marcial boxing middleweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Basas scored on two straight drop balls to seal FEU’s thrilling win.The Lady Tams bounced back from a fifth-set loss in Game 1 and look to complete their comeback on Monday in Game 3 for a trip to the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson scored six unanswered points to force the fifth set.But the Lady Falcons, who are already playing minus star hitter Jema Galanza due to an injury, were dealt with another blow after their libero Jellie Tempiatura tweaked her ankle early in the final set. View comments
The KaTropa snapped the Bolts’ four-game winning streak and tied them at third place with a 7-3 card behind leader Rain or Shine (8-1) and Alaska (7-2).Troy Rosario willed TNT back into winning track after tough losses to Magnolia and San Miguel with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting along with 12 rebounds.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 crownVeteran guard Jayson Castro backed it up with 20 points and six rebounds while Jericho Cruz had 11 points as the locals stepped up in the clutch with import Joshua Smith out of the game.Smith exited the game midway the third quarter after taking a hit in the nose from Bolts’ import Arinze Onuaku. He had six points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes of play. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town “I’m happy with the way we played especially when Josh got hurt,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.Next in TNT’s schedule is the Elastopainters, the hottest team in the league right now with five straight victories.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No. 1 overall pick gets dream come true as he joins ‘hungry’ Suns Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees TNT came away with a hardfought 91-85 victory over Meralco to boost its twice-to-beat bid in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ
In his first season, Klopp guided Liverpool to the 2016 Europa League final where they lost to Sevilla but he is now contemplating a leap upwards in terms of quality of opposition.“I said (at his unveiling as Liverpool manager) if I sit here in four years probably we won something, otherwise it’s not possible,” Klopp told reporters after the 2-1 second-leg victory over Pep Guardiola’s team on Tuesday.“It’s now two and a half years and I still haven’t won anything so time is running.”Klopp, who guided Borussia Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final where they lost to bitter German rivals Bayern Munich, says it is far too early to claim Liverpool can be the equals of European giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.– ‘We fought for each opportunity’ –Bayern and Real are potential semi-final opponents should they come through their quarter-finals unscathed on Wednesday. And a huge obstacle to all the teams’ chances of lifting the trophy was removed on Tuesday with AS Roma’s miraculous dismantling of Barcelona.“I have absolutely no interest in comparing us. Barca, Bayern, Real Madrid they win everything in the past 20 years,” said Klopp.“You don’t become a winner overnight.”Liverpool do of course have a rich Champions League history, most recently with the miraculous comeback in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan in Istanbul, although the Italians gained revenge in the final two years later.Klopp says his side are still a work in progress.A big step in that direction has come with his gamble to outlay a world record fee for a defender to acquire Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman has added much-needed defensive solidity.“We can only develop,” said Klopp. “This competition is unbelievably strong.“I don’t care who is in (the draw), we are there and we deserved it and so far we fought for each opportunity to get it and then used it.“That’s what we will do (in the semis) but the other sides are not without their ambitions.”However, the laidback side of Klopp — he admits he finds time to be a bookworm — is reflected in how he felt he would have preferred to have watched the match.“You cannot imagine how much intensity you feel before a game like this,” he said.“Everybody wrote me a message: ‘I will watch the game here, there, I’ll have a beer together with friends’.“I would really like to do that as well sometimes, drink beer and watch a Champions League game. Unfortunately it is all work.”Come May 26 in Kiev he may at last be able to down a beer or three should Liverpool fulfil his personal ambition and restore the term European giants to their name.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp refuses to bracket Liverpool with the European greats despite their rich Champions League pedigree © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 11 – Jurgen Klopp admits the clock is ticking on his target of winning a trophy within the first four years of his Liverpool tenure but after eliminating Manchester City he says he dare not dream that it will be the Champions League.The 50-year-old German refuses to contemplate a sixth European crown for the historic club even after they beat the runaway Premier League leaders 5-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final to reach their first Champions League semi-final for a decade.
0Shares0000Tanzania qualified for their first African Cup of Nations in 39 yearsCAIRO, Egypt, Apr 9 – Tanzania qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 39 years, a final day 3-0 victory over Uganda Cranes at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam handing them a place among Africa’s elite under new coach Emmanuel Amunike.The former Nigerian international, much criticized after his appointment in August 2018 shushed his opponents in a huge way by taking the Taifa Stars back to the kings’ table of the African game. “So many people said things when I was appointed but for me, I don’t listen to them. You don’t have to like me for me to do my job. My work is on the pitch and that is my only concern. I wanted to go out and show what can do. Most people who talk are cowards. I don’t talk much,” Amunike said, speaking to Capital Sport in Cairo on Tuesday.The former Nigerian international said he wasn’t under pressure to see Tanzania qualify especially heading into a final day must-win tie.“I wasn’t under any pressure at all. I am used to pressure all my life as a player and as a coach. It will always be there but you can’t get yourself disoriented by it,” Amunike stated.The tactician, going back to what he refers as his second home, Egypt, wants to ensure Tanzania make a mark in their AFCON return and believes they have the ability to do well and beat the continent’s top cream.-Good team“We have a good team, good players who are hungry for success. I believe we can compete with the rest because we qualified on merit,” Amunike noted.He considers Egypt his second home as he played for Zamalek in his hey days and is still considered a legend for the White Knights. On the plane and at the airport, several Zamalek fans working late night posed with the tactician for photos, reminiscing the old days.“Please come back to Zamalek… not to play but to coach. We are winning the league this year,” one told him as he sat at his seat on the plane to Cairo on Monday night.He says that he has so much sentimental attachment to Egypt.“I really feel great coming here and coming back as a coach of a team that plays in the Cup of Nations makes it better. I hope it is going to be a sweet return,” said Amunike who won the Cup of Nations as a player with Nigeria in Tunisia in 1994.-Four East AfricansThe draw for this year’s competition will be held in Cairo right next to the pyramids in Giza and for the first time, four East African countries will be represented with Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi all part of the mix.“I think it is something great for the region to have four teams participating and it shows that the level of football is improving. Hopefully all of us can do well and compete against the top teams,” stated the tactician.Kenya and Tanzania are in the same pot while Uganda and Burundi are also in the same pot for Friday’s draw. This means, two East African countries might find themselves in the same pool.There is also a possibility that Amunike might see his side pooled against home team Nigeria. Is he excited of that prospect?“Well, that would be very interesting,” he said.-Ready for anyone“We are ready for anyone in the group. If you are qualified, you should be ready to face anyone,” stated the tactician.Unlike Kenya and Uganda who have set plans to camp in France and Belgium respectively, Amunike is yet to put out express camping and training plans for his team.“We will be playing in Africa so most likely we can train in Africa. We will wait to see which group we are in then we can make further arrangements. But it is a bit tricky because the league ends in May and we need to look out for the players in terms of rest and recovery because we want to have fresh players in Egypt; that’s the most important thing,” Amunike stated.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Cairo, Egypt-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Trojans’ title chances waddle away with a crushing loss at Oregon. By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Ore. – USC’s national championship aspirations officially disappeared Saturday with its Pacific-10 Conference title hopes right behind it, but at least the Trojans are adept at explaining away mediocrity. “I lost the game,” Sanchez said. “Two interceptions lose the game.” Winning used to be easy for the Trojans, but now they spend more time discussing how much harder life is for the nation’s former marquee football program. “It’s a difficult job. A lot of people don’t understand it. The game’s hard,” quarterback John David Booty said. “I don’t know what everyone wants Mark or myself to be. We hate to lose. He hates to lose.” This is the type of talk you never heard during the Bush-Leinart era, but as Jackson said, the Trojans sometimes won in spite of themselves. Now they rationalize questionable decisions. There’s nothing wrong with losing to a top-five team, but offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian’s play-calling will be a topic of discussion after such a tight game. After Oregon fumbled the opening kickoff, USC gave the ball to tailback Joe McKnight on fourth-and-1 at the 12-yard line. McKnight leads the running backs in yards lost (36), but got the call and ran outside. He lost a yard. Carroll said USC ran outside because the coaches thought Oregon “would jam the middle.” The play haunted the Trojans, but Carroll dismissed it as a “freebie,” because it was the opening drive and Oregon would be pinned inside its 15-yard line. With less than 20 seconds remaining in the game and the ball at the Oregon 33, Sanchez’s pass was intercepted by Oregon free safety Matthew Harper. “He was just trying too hard,” Carroll said. “You don’t need to take the ball down low, not go downfield yet. He was a little bit late, he made a bad decision.” But Sanchez said all the receivers ran deep routes on the play. “I’ve got to reassess that one,” Sanchez said. USC wasted precious seconds in the final two minutes by failing to call a timeout and left itself (again) with no margin for error prior to Sanchez’s game-ending interception. Carroll defended the play-calling by saying USC’s hands were tied because of Sanchez’s inexperience. “He’s a new player. We have to be (conservative),” Carroll said. “We have to help him at every turn. The last (interception) is one you don’t want to throw the ball. He tried too hard.” Oregon gave up 31 points to lowly Stanford and 34 to Washington, but the Trojans (6-2, 3-2) needed a 14-yard pass from Sanchez to wide receiver David Ausberry with 4:44 left just to muster two touchdowns. “I thought we’d be better against their defense, run better and have more control,” Carroll said. “This is hard. It’s very difficult right now. We had expectations to come up here and win and have a great finish to our season.” Carroll blamed turnovers for USC’s demise. Fullback Stanley Havili fumbled at the 16-yard line to set up a touchdown that gave Oregon a 17-10 lead. But the difference is the Ducks (7-1, 4-1) took advantage of their chance and USC did not. “They did a nice job of not making critical errors. Ours got us,” Carroll said. “It’s so obvious when you give people the ball, so hard to win a game of this nature.” But the defense also shoulders some blame. Oregon went 9-for-16 on third-down conversions, including a third-and-14 on which tailback Jonathan Stewart gained 15 yards on a draw play. “That was a crusher,” Carroll said. USC linebacker Brian Cushing received a face-mask penalty on the drive, which ended with Oregon scoring its final touchdown. “Realistically, teams lose,” Jackson said. “We’ve been on the wrong end a couple times. That’s football.” Oh well. USC has won a record five straight Pac-10 titles, but today, the Trojans are no better than tied for fourth. That may explain why former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin was in tears last year after clinching the fifth conference title, which likely many saw as an overreaction at the time. Carroll offered no magical words to soothe the bruised egos. “Next week. It’s always been next week,” he said. “We just have to get back on track and look forward to the game next week.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’m pretty sure in the last five years, we didn’t do things well enough to win but came out with a victory,” defensive end Lawrence Jackson said. “It’s not like that anymore.” The margin for error is smaller than whatever remains of the aura around USC coach Pete Carroll, as the ninth-ranked Trojans’ season fizzled in a 24-17 loss to fifth-ranked Oregon before an Autzen Stadium record-crowd of 59,277. “It may be over, but that’s always a place for a new start,” said linebacker Rey Maualuga with a trembling voice. “We start new on Monday when everybody comes to practice and we get things going with a chance for a new thing . . . I might be wrong, but we’ll see. Things are going to change.” USC quarterback Mark Sanchez blamed himself.
“I see him coming (in) many times … two to three hours ahead of practice,” Jackson added, “doing the therapy and doing the extra work that it takes to reach that kind of level and know that this is something that Kobe really wants to regain.” Jackson said it would be hard for Bryant to merit MVP consideration on a team that wasn’t what he called “top echelon.” He also said of last season, “I think being named third team All-NBA was a slap in the face for Kobe.” Only 12 hours after he criticized Kobe Bryant’s shot selection down the stretch of an exhibition game, Lakers coach Phil Jackson was on a teleconference Wednesday talking about his superstar guard as a possible MVP candidate. “(I) think he can have that type of a season,” Jackson said. “He’s that type of a player. He has matured. He is trying to use his energy for the optimum benefit of the ballclub.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Jackson was less complimentary Tuesday after the Lakers’ 111-108 overtime victory against the Washington Wizards in Bakersfield. Bryant finished with a game-high 28 points but missed the last five shots he took, including all three in overtime. “We talked about that,” Jackson said. “I just said that I thought he took a lot of tough shots he didn’t have to and pushed the envelope real far.” Jackson said Bryant accepted his criticism without comment. “He was pretty tired,” Jackson said. “There was no feedback from him. He understands.” Ailing Aaron Jackson revealed the 33-year-old guard Aaron McKie has been bothered by a hip flexor injury. Jackson said he hoped McKie could play extended minutes in the near future. Long-range plans Though it is only the preseason, the Lakers rank last in the NBA in 3-point percentage, having connected on just 5-of-39 attempts (12.8 percent). Smush Parker, Lamar Odom and Devin Green are the only players to have hit a 3-pointer. Jackson said he would like to see the Lakers take between 10 and 12 3-pointers per game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DRUMKEEN NOTESCake SaleEoghan, Sean and Jerome would like to thank everyone who supported the cake sale last weekend. Special thanks to those who donated to the sale or sponsored the boys in any way. The three players have been selected to take part in the Galway Cup next week. Everyone in Drumkeen would like to wish them the very best of luck as they test their skills against the best soccer talent in Ireland. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 23rd July 02, 04, 10, 21. No jackpot winner. Winnie Doherty, Carrigart and Cathal Mc Connell Dunfanaghy each win €50. Next week’s jackpot €2,625. Go raibh maith agat. Birthday WishesBest wishes to Maeve Mc Gettigan, Myles Conway, Henry Patton and John “JC Sound” who are all celebrating big birthday’s this week from all in Drumkeen.Foyle CupWell done to Drumkeen Utd U-16 who participated in the prestigious Foyle Cup last week. They played a total of 4 games which included a match against the famous Cliftonville FC from Belfast who were the eventual winners of the competition. A great experience for the boys who are the current U-16 East Donegal league champions.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen Notes Anyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: email@example.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN SOCCER PLAYERS THANK ALL FOR THE CAKE SALE SUPPORT was last modified: July 28th, 2014 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:Drumkeen notes
Vandals have attacked a stone picnic bench at Horn Head outside Dunfanaghy.This is the second attack on the scenic bench in less than a year.The bench, which was funded by the local Tidy Towns committee, was first attacked in December of last year. The picnic bench was restored but vandals have struck again in recent weeks.Gardai have appealed to anybody who has information about the attacks to contact them.They also directly appealed to the vandals to desist from their attacks.Outrage at second hammer attack on scenic picnic area was last modified: October 1st, 2019 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:attackdonegalDunfanaghyHAMMERHorn Headpicnic
Gulf airline Etihad Airways has confirmed its continued support for Virgin Australia and will maintain its 21.8 per cent stake in the Australian carrier and a seat on its board.Etihad confirmed on Wednesday that its board had endorsed a proposal to take up its pro-rata entitlement in Virgin’s $852 million capital raising due to close at 5pm the same night.Estimates are that this will see it stump up as much as A$186m in cash.“Etihad Airways is a long-term strategic investor and commercial partner to Virgin Australia, and remains fully committed to the partnership as a shareholder.’’ the airline said in a statement announcing it was taking up its pro-rata entitlement in the non-renounceable offer at 21c per share.“As a result, the airline will retain its 21.8 per cent shareholding in Virgin Australia and its seat on the board of directors.“Our comprehensive 10-year commercial agreement, which runs until 2020, is further evidence of our confidence in and support for Virgin Australia, and our commitment to the airline and Australia.’’The capital raising, cost-cutting and fleet rationalisation at Virgin are part of a move to repair the airline’s balance sheet after an expensive restructure aimed at making it a serious competitor to Qantas.Shareholders Singapore Airlines, Virgin Group, HNA and Nanshan Group have committed to the raising.