MOST READ An unstoppable force, Onuaku showed no indication of any health issues until he emerged from the dugout shortly after the game dragging his gimpy knees with a hoodie draped over his head.“I’m still sick but I just tried to give my team what I could today. I only got one more day so I’ll try to do it again,” said Onuaku, who also isn’t planning to sit out the Bolts’ game against GlobalPort on Friday.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 crown“I didn’t really know how it was gonna go, I haven’t seen my team since Friday. But they kept me involved in the game and what they wanted to do, guys were able to make some shots,” he added. “I was a gametime decision. I knew my guys needed me so I tried to give them what I could.”Playing like a true professional that he is, Onuaku gave the Bolts more than what they were expecting from him knowing he was going to be far from having his desired form. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “First, I’d like to tip my hat off to Arinze. He’s been sick the last few days. He hasn’t practiced with us and he came from the hospital,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“I would like to tip my hat off to him for playing really, really well. He gives us exactly what we need, rebounds and post-play.”Onuaku, who was named Best Import in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup, went 14-of-15 from the field as he dominated Columbian’s import CJ Aiken.ADVERTISEMENT Arinze Onuaku. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArinze Onuaku flexed his right arm in front of Meralco’s bench after hitting his final basket late in a win over Columbian on Wednesday.Hard to believe Onuaku played through a stomach virus that kept him in the hospital for the past several days including game day after doing the heavy lifting with 30 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks in 43 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 View comments FEU’s UAAP Finals return product of ‘trusting the process’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
Dear Editor,It’s very much unfortunate but I am compelled to criticise a sector that I am mandated to oversee by the Regional Democratic Council Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The regional health system has been in crisis since the assumption of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government in 2015. One of the major reasons is that the person who manages the most critical sector doesn’t even have a clue about public health. Let us give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he had accumulated a few years of experience but it is unacceptable for him to claim publicly that the Skeldon Hospital crisis, where drugs and medical supplies shortages led to a crisis, was caused by some internal communications glitches. In other countries, such a response would have warranted a termination. In the health system there should be no room for any excuses by senior Government officials, because the Government is gambling with people’s lives.Since 2015, Region Six has seen increases in the salaries of the upper management of key health institutions, such as the administrator for Skeldon Hospital, the National Psychiatric Hospital, the Port Mourant Hospital, and the Mibikuri Hospital.The management of the Region Six health sector is costing taxpayers’ millions, and as such, deficiency must not be tolerated by this APNU/AFC Government because they want to satisfy a few political allies at the expense of people’s lives. This APNU/AFC Government is managing a hospital with 60 per cent drugs, while Moses Nagamootoo, David Granger and other Ministers are receiving health care in Ireland, USA and Canada. This is an insult to hard-working taxpayers of this country. We demand better healthcare delivery in Guyana.Respectfully,Zamal HussainChairmanRegional HealthCommitteeRegion Six
Three persons have been taken into custody following the discovery of a huge quantity of cocaine stashed in a consignment of 5/8 inches of plywood destined for Florida, USA.A sheet of plywood with the concealed cocaineAccording to information received, at about 13:00h on Thursday at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara, the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Drug Enforcement Unit along with the Port Control Unit were examining the consignment of plywood when the cocaine was unearthed.Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh told Guyana Times that the operation was a joint effort by the Police, the GRA and the Port Control Unit.He explained that during the examination process, anomalies were detected, hence a decision was taken to search individual sheets of ply wood which amounted to 320. He stated that upon checking, the cocaine was stashed in neatly carved holes in the plywood.He added that for an actual quantity to be given, each sheet of plywood would have to be examined.However, the GRA stated that the plywood’s consignee was listed as a business located on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway with the consignment’s prospective recipient being a Hardware establishment in Florida.GRA’s officials had become suspicious of the contents of the consignment based on the behaviour displayed by the consignee’s representatives during the examination process. A source close to investigations told Guyana Times that the men were trying to hurry up the examination process, claiming that they needed to get the shipment out as soon as possible.The consignment of plywood was transported to CANU headquarters where up to late Thursday evening, the container was being offloaded. The three persons taken into custody are assisting with the investigation.
Arsenal have completed a deal for Polish starlet Krystian Bielik.The 17-year-old has joined the Gunners from Legia Warsaw for a fee understood to be in the region of £2.5m.Arsene Wenger had confirmed last week that the holding midfielder, who can also play at centre-back, was heading to the Emirates.Bielik played six times for Legia Warsaw after making his debut for them as a 16-year-old.He has been likened to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira and is expected to go straight into Wenger’s first-team squad. 1 Krystian Bielik has moved to the Emirates
Accompanying the post was a photo of the team training the day after the debacle which left Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane clinging to the Champions League as their only lifeline in a sinking season.Real lost 2-1 at home and were eliminated on away goals in the cup quarter-finals by a club nicknamed the “pepineros” (or cucumber growers) and only in their second season in La Liga.“This is a disaster for me,” Zidane said on Wednesday night after the loss to Leganes.A Real Madrid side filled with back-up players was, the sports daily Marca wrote, “disorganised, lacking tenacity, without leadership in the middle and with a depressed (Karim) Benzema at the front of an army without ammunition.”Real, who started the game with a 1-0 lead from the away leg, let slip the second potential trophy of the season after effectively bidding adios to the league, where they trail Barcelona by 19 points.“This is a serious setback for Zidane, because it highlights the squad’s malaise and collective discouragement,” wrote the editor of the newspaper AS.– Mental problem –“I do not think it’s a physical problem, the mind is much more powerful and, in the general analysis, you can put the mental first when presenting the problem to the doctor,” said captain Sergio Ramos after the Leganes debacle.Just as it seemed Real Madrid had turned the corner with two consecutive victories, they gave a display which ended with the home fans whistling their players off the pitch.“This debacle, which shows up the way the squad and Zidane approached a competition that had become a priority, was a tragedy that leaves Madrid in an agonising, almost anguished, situation. The whole season hangs on the Champions League,” Marca said.“These are tough times when you have to be together so you do not throw away the rest of the season. We must work and focus on the only card we have left: the Champions League,” said Ramos.Leganes sit 13th in La Liga. On the face of it, Real, who are fourth, face a far tougher challenge on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Valencia, who are five points ahead in third. Valencia have only lost once at home in the league this season, to Villarreal, and gained a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in August. If Real fail to win, Villarreal who host Real Sociedad later in the day could leapfrog a place in the table, pushing Real out of the Champions League qualifying places.Yet for Real and their coach the Champions League last-16 encounter with Paris Saint-Germain on February 14 and March 6 is now make or break.“Of course that’s clear”, answered Zidane when asked on Wednesday whether he thought his job was in danger, despite a recent contract extension to 2020, if his side failed in Europe.The French coach took responsibility for the debacle and refused to blame his players.“Rebirth from disaster is part of their religion,” Rafa Cabeleira wrote in the newspaper El País.Real will need to start that rebirth against PSG in just 20 days.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid lost 2-1 at home and were eliminated on away goals in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals by a club nicknamed the “pepineros” © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Jan 25 – Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted his encouragement for his club and their fans on Thursday, hours after Real Madrid suffered a humiliating elimination by lowly Leganes in the Copa del Rey.“Courage team. Courage Madrid fans. We still have many battles to win,” wrote Ronaldo in his official Twitter account.
Former Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has joined Port Vale on a short-term deal.The 22-year-old made six Premier League appearances for Newcastle before his release earlier this summer.He had spent some time on trial at Leeds United but now Vale manager Rob Page has wasted no time in snapping him up.The Potteries club were keen to land a new goalkeeper in time for the season’s opener against Crewe having lost Chris Neal to an ankle problem.And Alnwick could now make his debut at the weekend having joined up with his new team-mates on Thursday. Jak Alnwick 1
Donegal hurling legend Andrew Wallace is best known as a proud Burt man but most of all a lover of hurling. The former hurling star and Donegal hurling manager may have stopped playing competitively for Donegal but he recently faced another challenge.The well-known former sportstar took on a huge challenge in the form of the Westport sea2summit Challenge.the supreme endurance challenge for 2012, the Westport sea2summit Challenge.The sea2summit challenge is made up of a 45 K run, 8 K cycle, 5k mountaon climb (Croagh Patrick), 35 K cycle run and a 4 K obstacle course run. The total distance covered in the challenge is 56.5 K Andrew managed to raise €10,500 for MS Ireland and the Donegal Hospice.Simply click to view.With thanks to our friends in Wallace Media for the video footage. DDTV – ANDREW GETS BANG FOR HIS PUCK AS HE RAISES €10,500 was last modified: January 31st, 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:Andrew WallaceSea2summit challenge
He’s already known as the Donegal businessman with the big heart.Mary Deeneys with the huge artificial Christmas tree in the background.Now Jim McLaughlin has once again set the tone in trying to help others less fortunate than himself.Jim, the owner of Mary Deeney’s Bar in Muff, is giving away one of the area’s most notable structure’s – the massive artificial Christmas tree outside the bar. For many years the huge steel structure was a talking point for Christmas revellers and was switched on each year for charity by celebrities including Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs who played Mike Baldwin.Now Jim is prepared to give away the structure to any community group who will donate €1,000 in aid or food to the refugee crisis in Syria.Jim said last night “Right folks , as the owner of the world’s largest artificial Christmas tree, situated in Mary Deeneys car park in Muff, I am willing to give this tree to any community group or village in Inishowen, that in return will buy 1000 euro of food or medical supplies for the stranded refugee children that are in dire straits at the minute.”Jim was inundated with good will messages on social media for his gesture. He also recently promised to donate a calf to a couple in the Midlands whose herd had been stolen by rustlers and encouraged others to do the same.BUSINESSMAN TO GIVE AWAY WORLD’S BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREE TO HELP REFUGEES was last modified: September 4th, 2015 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:Christmas TreedonegalJim McLaughlinMary Deeneysmuff
PALMDALE – Hank the Tank is missing and feared dead. The desert tortoise roamed an enclosed yard at Cimarron Elementary School for the past two academic years. His owner, first- and second-grade teacher Patricia Bentley, wanted students to see some wildlife amid the area’s urban sprawl and learn how to care for animals. When she returned from the Memorial Day holiday, however, Bentley found blood stains and feces scattered around outside her classroom, where Hank was kept. She believes somebody climbed the fence and bludgeoned him to death. “They beat him senseless,” said Bentley, who is offering $500 for the return of the tortoise, alive or dead. “It’s just unconscionable that anyone would do anything like that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Bentley said a student reported finding an injured Hank and taking him to a veterinarian, but later claimed the animal was released into the wild. Desert tortoises are a threatened species, under both state and federal protection. People who are convicted of harming the reptiles or removing them from their habitat can be fined or imprisoned. “I don’t understand going out and taking something that is a benign creature and harming it,” said Don Williams, president of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Daniel O’Donnell is coming out of retirement – just months after he said he was planning to put his feet up.The chart-topping star revealed the news as he received the Freedom of his native Donegal at a glamorous occasion on Friday in Lifford.The singer, 50, has been taking things a lot easier after he announced he was taking a break after three decades of performing. His fans around the world rushed to see the star after he said he would not be playing any more long tours.But Daniel reassured fans that he never planned to hang up his microphone just yet.‘When I announced I was planning to take things easier, some people said that I was retiring.“That was never the plan. I just wanted to take things a little easier after being on the go for so long. “I’ll be back next year with a full tour of Ireland. I think I have a few good years left yet,” he said.A genuinely overwhelmed Daniel was surrounded by family and friends including wife Majella and mother Julia, 92, when he became just the fifth person to be presented with the freedom of Donegal.Daniel joked it was an honour to hear so many good things said about himself which most people would only hear at their funerals.Among those who said they were sorry they could not make it to Donegal to see Daniel honoured was his personal friend Sir Cliff Richard who sent his apologies.However one person who was there was the legendary Dublin singer-songwriter Pete St John who penned The Fields of Athenry. Pete said he travelled to Donegal to congratulate his friend.“We all only wish we had Daniel’s fan-base. The real reason I came here is to see if he will sing one of my songs,” laughed Pete.DANIEL REVEALS HE IS COMING OUT OF ‘RETIREMENT’! was last modified: June 25th, 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)