Nat’l team pool members Lycha Ebon, Celine Domingo grateful for inclusion but still focused on FEU, UAAP

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “We’re ecstatic because we really didn’t expect that we would be part of the program but our focus right now is the UAAP,” said Ebon in Filipino after their five-set win over Adamson University 25-18, 17-25, 25-14, 22-25, 15-8, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Both Ebon and Domingo never expected that they would be part of the pool but both expressed their gratitude for having an opportunity to don the Philippine tricolor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m extremely thankful because I was chosen and I was selected to be part of the seniors’ pool,” said Domingo who had 14 points. “I never expected this but I will do my best to prove my worth and contribute in whatever way I can.”Domingo and Ebon weren’t the only Lady Tamaraws to be chosen in one of the two national team pools with Jerrili Malabanan and Angel Cayuna also chosen for the senior group. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight 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 View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ebon, who had 17 points against the Lady Falcons, is the only Lady Tamaraw part of the Under-23 pool.Domingo added that with their sights set on the UAAP, the pressure to perform better as members of the national team pool isn’t there and they know that what they can do in the collegiate league would help them once the practices with their Philippine teammates start.“Just as Lycha said we’re focused on the UAAP and I know that the tournament will help us build ourselves better and what we learn here will always be brought once we start with the national team,” said Domingo. “There really is no pressure because we’re more focused here in the UAAP.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—They may have been chosen for the national team pools but Far Eastern University’s Lycha Ebon and Celine Domingo would rather focus on their current campaign in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament first before anything else.Domingo was chosen for the seniors pool that will prepare for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games while Ebon, the 19-year-old rookie, was included in the Under-23 pool that will compete in the Southeast Asian Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Lady Tamaraws overcome Lady Falcons in 5 sets Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Video shows jailer thumping inmate with Bible

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sheppard, who was not jailed, is on leave pending further investigation. He is scheduled to appear in court April 26 on charges of mistreatment of an inmate and misconduct by a public officer. A jail guard in Mankato, Minn., has been suspended after allegedly thumping an inmate with a Bible. James Lee Sheppard, 56, has been charged with two gross misdemeanors for allegedly swatting a Blue Earth County Jail inmate with the book, grabbing him by the throat and slamming him against steel bars on Feb. 8, according to the criminal complaint. A video shows a guard entering the cell of inmate Jeremy Hansen, 26. The guard takes Hansen’s Bible and strikes him in the side of the face with it. The two exchange words as the guard walks away, said an officer who watched the video. The entire confrontation was not captured on video because of an object obstructing the camera. Dennis McCoy, Blue Earth County administrator, said Sheppard was the first to report the confrontation. “He knew he violated policy and, to his credit, he turned himself in,” McCoy said. last_img read more

England’s record goalscorer announces retirement

first_imgEngland’s record women’s goalscorer Kelly Smith has retired from international football.The 36-year-old Arsenal Ladies striker scored 46 times in 117 appearances for England, playing at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups and at four European Championships, as well as for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.Her role had become reduced in the national squad, with Eni Aluko, Toni Duggan, Natasha Dowie, Lianne Sanderson and Fran Kirby moving ahead of her in the pecking order.Smith may have struggled to make Mark Sampson’s squad for this summer’s World Cup, which takes place in Canada, but chose to retire from England duty on her own terms.She said in a statement: “After a lot of consideration and many conversations, I have made the toughest decision of my career to retire from international football.“I feel exceptionally proud and honoured to have played for England for 20 wonderful years. I have enjoyed every single minute of representing my country and wearing the England shirt. The memories will stay with me all my life.“I am grateful to have played under Hope Powell, and to have had such an amazing support system from my family, friends and all my team-mates.”Smith made her England debut against Italy in November 1995, and won her last cap against Ukraine last May.She will play on for Arsenal, and added: “I am confident the current wealth of talent that Mark Sampson has in the England squad can achieve something special at the World Cup in Canada this summer.”Reacting to Smith stepping aside, current England captain Steph Houghton said: “I consider Kelly Smith to be England’s best-ever player and feel honoured to have had her as a team-mate.“She will be most definitely missed around camp. When I first came into the England set-up she was the first person to welcome me into the squad and has been someone I’ve really looked up as a player and as a person.” England Ladies’ legend Kelly Smith 1last_img read more

Mbappe adds Olympics to packed 2020 wish list

first_img“We’ll soon talk about it,” said the 21-year-old, who already has a World Cup winner’s medal.Mbappe had already dropped an Olympic hint when he responded to the French team’s qualification in June with a “TOKYO 2020” tweet accompanied by a flashing emoticon and a French flag.Olympic football at Tokyo, an under-23 tournament with each side allowed three overage players, runs from July 22 to August 8, which is also the scheduled date of the start of the French season. Mbappe is also due to play for France at the Euros which run from June 12 to July 12.If the 21-year-old Parisian star were to be called up by Olympic coach Sylvian Ripoll, he would take his holiday at the start of the club season.The striker said he had discussed a possible appearance at the Games with France senior coach Didier Deschamps.“The coach was adamant that it would never be to the detriment of the Euro,” Mbappe said. “I reassured him by telling him that I also wanted to play in the Euro, and he said: ‘So it’s up to you to deal with the people it concerns’.“If I don’t manage to go in 2020, I’ll still have 2024 left, in Paris,” Mbappe said. “I’d really like to do the Olympics at least once in my career.”0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe, who dressed up after Paris Saint-Germain beat Amiens, has told Santa that he wants the Olympics too © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Dec 23 – Kylian Mbappe is putting himself forward for the French team at next summer’s Tokyo Olympics, while adding that he would not want to fight his club Paris Saint-Germain over participation.“Playing in the Olympics, I don’t control everything,” he told France Football magazine in an interview to be published on Tuesday. “Of course I want to go, but if my club, which is my employer, doesn’t want me to go, I won’t force a clash.last_img read more

Moving to Texas can be difficult, so let the carwash drown your tears

first_imgMinutes passed. Now I began to worry. Shouldn’t I be in the rinse cycle by now? Pushing on the gas pedal did nothing. Could I have turned the car slightly and driven up onto that railing? I couldn’t get out of the car for help because I would have had all the skin scraped off my body from the giant brushes. The headlights! I could flash them on and off and someone would come to help me – well, that didn’t work. Everyone was around front pumping gas. I began to breathe heavily. How long would the oxygen inside the car hold out? Chappaquiddick flashed through my mind. OK, try the horn! Really blow it! A lot! Aha! The brushes stopped, and as the soapsuds were making their final descent down my windshield, I could see parts of a very angry bearded man in a cowboy hat, standing at the end of the building pulling down a lever which stopped the machinery. He shook his fist at me. “Dammit!” he said. “You stalled your engine, you dumb broad! Ain’t you got the sense to start it up again?” Oh, I see. I wasn’t hung up on the railing, after all, soapy tires spinning aimlessly. I turned the key in the ignition, stepped on the gas pedal, and my staunch little car moved bravely ahead past the angry man who grabbed my money without another word. I made it through the heavy traffic to the safety of my own cozy garage. I hurried into my house and poured myself a glass of wine and drank it in one gulp. Then I poured another and phoned my daughter in California, who had been concerned that this move might be difficult for me. “Hi, honey,” I said. “I’m doing just fine. I’m relaxing with a nice glass of wine after a busy day. I just learned how to use their carwash system here, and tomorrow night we’re going to Gilley’s and dance the Cotton-Eyed Joe. It’s about stepping into cow patties and shaking them off your shoes. Can you imagine this is part of a dance? It’s really fun out here in Houston!” Jean Stephenson is a longtime Palos Verdes Estates resident and an artist. Do you have a story to tell? Submit your column to Lisa Martini, My Turn, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, or e-mail us at Please limit to 800 words and include your telephone number. We’ll pay $25 for each column we publish.160Want 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWhen the rain finally stopped, my new little Toyota was a dull, muddy brown instead of shiny green. It clearly needed a bath. So I drove around looking for a carwash. Bad timing. It was rush hour and cars were stuck together in all directions. Finally, though, I found what I was looking for. But it was behind a gas station where cars were lined up to the street waiting to fill up their tanks. The drivers kindly let me wiggle through to get to the back of the station, where I found the carwash building with a sign explaining the proper procedure. “Drive your own car slowly through the soap and rinse cycle. Exit and pay attendant at front of station.” OK, I can do that. Point the tires straight, drive slowly into the carwash, pray that my tires stay inside the 3-inch railing on both sides of the car. Now I’m in an igloo composed of soapsuds and giant scrubbing brushes. So far so good. I was even humming a catchy little tune, something about “getting tears in my eyes from lying on my back crying over you” that I’d heard on my car radio. I was looking forward to the rinse cycle. Soap, more soap, brushes whirling wildly away. I may be the only person in the world who nearly drowned in a carwash. This happened a few days after we had moved from Southern California to Houston. It soon became apparent that Texans did things a lot differently than we were accustomed to – their automatic carwashes were no exception. I was already adjusting to chicken fried steak and fried catfish, to men who wore heavy neck chains with gold nuggets, pickup trucks with shotguns, and semis driving 90 mph in the fast lane. Now I was dealing with the aftereffects of five days and nights of a downpour, which had opened up potholes in the roads and fired up drivers’ tempers. Gutters had overflowed, turning the streets into gushing rivers, and men in business suits were wearing cowboy boots to avoid the discomfort of sitting at their desks all day with wet socks and pant legs. last_img read more


first_imgMonday Mash Up: It’s Our Birthday & We’re Throwing a Party! Monday 28th November No time for tea this morning.  We have our 3rd birthday party tomorrow and so there is a whole “to-do list” to complete.  From re-arranging the office, to finalising our gifts and ensuring our pink cup-cakes, Cadbury Caramellos and pink lemonade are in production – there’s no time to stop! We’ve had a really good response from our clients, suppliers and friends to our birthday and we want to say a big THANK YOU for being part of the Media Box journey over the past three years. We hope you will stay around for the ride because we think it’s just going to step up a gear.We’re also undertaking our post-event evaluation of two major events that the Media Box team managed last week.  We all know that Derry will host the UK City of Culture celebrations in 2013 and on Thursday night, multiple award-winning chef Ian Orr, a native of Derry, outlined to a restaurant full of guests, his plans to secure a Michelin Star by 2013.Speaking at the launch of Browns Bistro at The Magnet Bar in Culmore Road, Ian along with business partner, Marcus Roulston, outlined the recipe to the Browns brand success.  “Local produce, seasonal ingredients, a highly skilled team and affordability.”Meanwhile on Saturday night, Kavanagh’s SuperValu in Donegal presented a massive cheque to the Donegal Hospice for €40,100 at the finale event of “Help Us to Help Others” campaign which was launched in May this year.  A clearly overwhelmed Dr. James McDaid, Hospice Chairperson, congratulated all staff members on their achievement and assured them that their money would go directly to patient services.This week JSB starts preparing for another round of Media Box University as she delivers training in public speaking, radio skills, public relations, twitter marketing, marketing toolkit and social media to enterprise and community groups across Donegal and Tyrone.And not to forget that it is Monday – which can only mean another episode of The Apprentice – tonight’s show have the nation in tears so grab your tissues.  It is highly emotional and for Joanne, well it just gets too much.  She’s had a good run in since the show started on October 3rd, but has she reached her limit?Tune in at 10.00pm to watch her Team Spirit put together a charity marketing campaign for Kellogg’s on behalf of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin. It’s one not to be missed.And we hope to see as many of you as possible at our 3rd birthday celebrations tomorrow. Be sure to call in any time between 9.30am and 5.30pm.Until then, keep running in heels! The Media Box Team. x JSB’S MEDIABOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS was last modified: November 28th, 2011 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:MEDIA BOX BLOGlast_img read more


first_imgLYIT student societies competed in the National Board of Irish Colleges Societies (BICS) in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.With a packed house, of over 400 staff and students from third level colleges in Ireland, it proved to be a fantastic night for all in attendance.The BICS Awards recognise the civic, charity, community and voluntary work carried out by students in third level institutes and universities. The night itself, provides a showcase for students to display their amazing work and activities, currently taking place within the higher education sector in Ireland. Letterkenny Institute of Technology students competed in 7 categories on the night. Each category had 6-7 groups competing for the national honours, from various institutes of technology and universities throughout Ireland.All of the colleges were vying for the coveted accolade of becoming a BICS Award winner 2015. One winner was selected in each category and Letterkenny Institute of Technology Societies contested strongly in each.It proved to be the night for the LYIT LGBT + Society, who walked away with the ‘Most Improved Society Award 2015’, despite stiff competition from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, National College of Ireland in Dublin and Tallaght Institute of Technology, to name but a few.The judges felt that the LYIT LGBT+ Society showed great passion and energy and that their activities and development in the 2014-2015 academic year could not be surpassed. Ian Smyth, LGBT+ Society President received the award on the night and spoke of his ‘overwhelming feeling of pride in knowing that all but a few years ago, it would have been unheard of, for a Donegal based LGBT society to win a national award like this.’Despite not winning an award on the night the LYIT Android App Society, Gaisce Society and Public Speaking Society were highly commended for their efforts and volunteer work in the local community.This award, for the LYIT LGBT+ Society, is the second award received by LYIT societies from the BICS national body. Letterkenny Institute of Technology societies are now competing at the highest level and being recognised for their fantastic community work and volunteer efforts. The sky’s the limit for the LYIT student societies. SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR LYIT CLUBS AND SOCIETIES was last modified: April 20th, 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:donegalletterkennyLYITlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has expressed his disappointment at AIB’s decision to shut down 8 bank branches in Co Donegal by the end of next year.The Fianna Fáil TD has also slammed the bank’s decision to hike mortgage rates by 0.5%.Announcing its interim results for the first half of the year today, the bank confirmed plans to close 67 branches nationwide including those in Lifford, Dunfanaghy, Milford, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Raphoe, Moville and Bundoran. It also announced an increase in its variable interest rates by 0.5% to 4.45%. “This will come as a great shock not just to the staff affected, but also to AIB customers across Co Donegal and mortgage holders who are facing a considerable hike in monthly repayments as a result of today’s decision,” said Deputy McConalogue.“AIB’s decision to hike mortgage interest rates is completely unacceptable given that the ECB rate is at its lowest level ever. It will put even more pressure on AIB mortgage holders in Donegal and across the country, many of whom are already in serious difficulty with their mortgages. Homeowners with an average sized mortgage will now see their annual payments increase by over €1,000.”Deputy McConalogue has also expressed concern at the concentration of AIB bank closures in Co Donegal.“With 8 branches due to close in Donegal, this county will be hit with the largest number of branch closures in the country. Local bank branches are a pivotal part of so many communities here in Donegal. “While I recognise that there is a growing trend of online banking, customer service must remain a top priority for banks. Many of AIB’s customers here are simply not in a position to use internet banking or to travel to branches elsewhere.“The branch closures are part of an ‘aggressive’ cost cutting plan by AIB. While there are no immediate job losses as a result of today’s announcement, AIB is committed to at least 2,500 redundancies by 2014. The Government must play a strong role in guaranteeing that those who lose their jobs at the State-owned bank are offered every support to allow them remain in the workplace.”MCCONALOGUE SLAMS CLOSURES OF EIGHT AIB BANKS IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 27th, 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:AIBCharlie McConalogue TDlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal athletics supremo Patsy McGonagle is hoping the world’s fastest man can make a dash to the Finn Valley Athletics Club.McGonagle, the coach of the Irish Athletics team, is hoping Usain Bolt can officially open the club’s new state-of-the-art facility next year.Patsy has already been in contact with Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms, who is from Milford and is a former member of Finn Valley. But everything depends on Bolt’s schedule.Patsy said “Getting Usain Bolt to officially open our brand-new 400m track, the only blue track in Ireland, would be just unbelievable.“”We’ve discussed this with Ricky and it could happen – but it’s down to luck and timing. We understand how busy he will be after the Olympics,” said Patsy.  DONEGAL HOPING FOR A BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE! was last modified: August 10th, 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:Finn Valley Athletics Clubpatsy mcgonagleUsain Boltlast_img read more


first_imgWard was found guilty of assault causing harm after he stabbed his brother-in-law.A MAN who stabbed his brother-in-law as he arrived for a memorial Mass has been jailed for ten months.Martin ‘Mattress’ Ward stabbed Michael McDonagh – who is married to his sister –  in the grounds of the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny on June 26th, 2012. Letterkenny District Court had heard how Ward, 33, tried to stab Mr McDonagh up to a dozen times through the window of his carMr McDonagh, his wife Ann and their children arrived at the second anniversary mass for Mrs McDonagh’s late brother-in-law Charlie who had drowned.However just seconds after leaving his wife off to the front door of the church, Mr McDonagh was attacked.The father-of-six eventually struggled out of the passenger seat of the Ford Galaxy car and ran to a nearby shop where the shop-owner locked him in a room until the Gardai arrived.Mr McDonagh claimed the issue had arisen following a previous dispute the accused had with his brother John Joe.The victim said he feared for his life saying he still finds it difficult to get over his ordeal.“It’s hard to get asleep at night thinking about someone stabbing you through a window,” he said.Martin Ward, of 45 Ard Na Ri, Letterkenny, claimed he was nowhere near Co Donegal on the day of the alleged stabbing.He claimed he was hunting hares and rabbits with a friend in Thurles where he was living.Today Judge Paul Kelly, who had heard the case, refused a request from defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher for Ward to be dealt with by way of a suspended sentence or community service order.Mr Gallagher said the family dispute had erupted out of a trivial matter over who had bought a pint in a pub several years ago.Garda Inspector David Kelly said he was concerned that Ward would carry out such an attack sparked by a trivial matter.Judge Kelly said the attack had been “vicious and unprovoked” involving “the use of a deadly weapon.”He said only a custodial sentence was appropriate considering “the aggravated circumstances of the attack.”He sentenced Ward to 10 months in prison.The matter has now been referred back to the Circuit Court where Ward was given  a one year sentence, suspended for 7 years, in 2008 for a previous assault.MAN WHO STABBED BROTHER-IN-LAW AT CHAPEL IS JAILED was last modified: February 4th, 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:attackMARTIN WARDstablast_img read more