View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer, the reigning three-time PBA MVP, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort, Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra and Calvin Abueva of Alaska are just some of the names considered shoo-ins for Gilas in its toughest international tournaments.Gilas sent its team of Cadets and several amateurs led by Ray Parks and Kiefer Ravena to the Jones Cup here where the Filipinos hold a 2-1 record going into a clash with Japan’s Under-24 team at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.This same squad – save for import Mike Myers – will be flying to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to defend the Southeast Asian Games gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Bracketed with Australia, Chinese Taipei and Japan, the Philippines will play games in those countries starting in November, before hosting the Aussies, the Taiwanese and the Japanese in games in Manila.The new scheduled is an arduous one and will have Gilas playing two games each in November, February and June next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’With the new PBA opening schedule, the league also penciled its calendar to be playing elimination round games in the February and June playdates so as not to jeopardize title chances of teams where Gilas players will come from.Participation of the PBA’s veteran stars in the next Gilas event, the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon near the end of August, still hangs in the balance as it will run smack into the season-ending Governors’ Cup that opens this Wednesday. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Team Philippines is assured of being represented by its best when the World Cup Qualifying starts in November as the PBA has agreed to push back the opening of its next season to December.This move, plans of which came out in an Inquirer reports several weeks back, was approved when the league’s board met a few days ago as the PBA does its part in helping Gilas Pilipinas come up with the best selection possible.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celtics ink Paul Pierce to one-day contract LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda has a 6-2 record and the Lions will be coming in fresh from 95-60 demolition of Mapua on Tuesday.A San Beda win ties the Red Lions with La Salle at 7-2 but the Archers will fall to third by virtue of the winner-over-the-other rule.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 crownSan Beda dealt La Salle its first loss in the tournament, before the Archers absorbed their second loss against arch-rival Ateneo, 81-75, on Independence Day.In other matches, St. Benilde and Adamson look to finish strong entering the quarterfinals as they seek wins against separate foes. What’s next for Jeff Horn? 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blazers will lock horns with San Sebastian at 3:30 p.m. before the Falcons clash with Lyceum in the 5:15 p.m. game.Arellano and University of Santo Tomas will try to end their campaigns on a high note in the opening match at 12 p.m.The knockout quarterfinals will take place on June 28, with the semifinals slated on June 29 and the finals on June 30. —MA. ANGELICA D. GARCIA, IVAN RUIZ L. SUING, JUSTIN ROBERT VALENCIA, TRAINEESADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion San Beda will have a chance to steal No. 2 seeding in the playoffs Friday when the Red Lions battle Emilio Aguinaldo College at the close of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.The Lions take on the Generals in the 1:45 p.m. contest at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan with a win giving San Beda second ranking over UAAP powerhouse La Salle in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT
Ateneo’s trio did average a combined 24.6 points and 13.2 rebounds per game.Luckily for the defending champion, there was big man Angelo Kouame, who picked up the slack and put up a ridiculous 33-point, 27-rebound double-double to lead the Blue Eagles to an 82-62 victory over the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKouame, who’s in his first season in the UAAP, said he knew he had to step up in the absence of Ravena, who’s serving a one-game suspension, and the Nieto twins who are sidelined with dengue.And although he looked like a one-man wrecking crew, Kouame credited backup center Isaac Go for helping him become the player he is. LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Right now we’re missing a lot of players, they [Ravena and the Nieto twins] kept motivating us,” said Kouame Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Isaac’s helped me in everything, off the court and on the court, he’s my second coach.”Go, who’s in his fourth year with the Blue Eagles, was once the young buck taking in the guidance of former captain Vince Tolentino and GBoy Babilonia but he’s now the one looking for his younger teammates.“We really help him to get better,” said Go. “But he’s the one getting those extra shots and you have to give him credit for that and I haven’t done anything much to ‘mentor’ him.”As for Kouame, he credits Go for helping him in his continued improvement in the UAAP.“He’s my second coach,” said Kouame.ADVERTISEMENT Go added that Kouame’s persistence to better himself has translated into the whole team atmosphere and it’s the 6-foot-10 center’s eagerness that helped the Blue Eagles get into the position they’re in and that is the top of the standings with a 7-2 record.“We have competitive practices, he pushes us to be better at practice, and when you go up against a guy like Ange he makes everyone better, work harder and that’s because we have to complement what he’s doing,” said Go. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The absence of Thirdy Ravena and twins Matt and Mike Nieto was, of course, a troublesome affair for Ateneo right before its matchup against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 With no Leonard, Lowry lifts Raptors over Wizards Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title
Mighty Barrolle’s Technical Director James Salinsa Debbah has disclosed that a budget of US$150,000.00 has been submitted to the administration for 15 topnotch players.The former most celebrated star said his committee would retain at least the current 10 of the 19 players if the funds are available to buy the new players.Debbah made the disclosure over the weekend during a game that former Barrolle players lost to the current team 4-0. Barrolle has just survived relegation to the 3nd division.Ben Saydee, Frederick Cole, Waka Herron, John Brownell, Ivan Brown, Lewis Williams, Rufus Salue and Bill Hiah were among the old timers.Popularly known as the Rollers and Kanyan Peppers Boys, Barrolle was once a top-rated club but has been out of the first-rate league for over two years.As part of the re-building process, Madam Julia Duncan-Cassel remains president, while Atty Joyce Woods is vice president for administration and former Barrolle’s central defender Washington Blay serves as vice president for operations.Also former goalkeeper D. Zoegar Wilson has been appointed vice president for foreign affairs and Ivan Brown (popularly known as Ahmeweh) is secretary general.Meanwhile, 25 players received their monthly salary, including the technical staff and scratch cards were given to 19 players who helped the team to escape relegation to the 3rd division.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Legia Warsaw won the 2015/16 Polish title! Any idea who won the Austrian league? Find out… – Legia Warsaw claimed the league and cup double, beating Lech Poznan in the cup final. Which club do you think were crowned Belgian champions? Click the arrow to find out! 16 16 PSV Eindhoven claimed the Dutch title in 2015/16. Click the arrow above to test your knowledge of the Portuguese champions… – PSV went into the final day of the season trailing Ajax on goal difference, with the Amsterdam club facing lowly De Graafschap in their last fixture. But Ajax slipped up, drawing their match, allowing PSV to snatch the title with a last day victory. 16 16 16 Which club won the Russian Premier League? Click the arrow to find out! 16 Red Bull Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga in 2015/16! Finally, can you guess which club won the Serbian Superliga? – Salzburg made it three titles in a row. Which club were crowned Dutch Eredivisie champions? Click the arrow above to find out! 16 Which Polish club do you think won the league in 2015/16? All will be revealed on the next picture… 16 16 Benfica won the 2015/16 Portuguese title! Click the arrow above to test your knowledge of the Russian Premier League… – At one point it looked like Sporting Lisbon would claim the league, but Benfica reeled off a remarkable 25 wins from 27 games to claim the title for a third year in succession – their first title hat-trick in four decades. 16 Which club won the Portuguese Primeira Liga? Click the arrow to find out! 16 Club Brugge won their first Pro League title since 2005! Think you know who won the Turkish league? Find out if you’re right, just click the arrow above – Club Brugge finished ahead of usual suspects Anderlecht in Belgium. CSKA Moscow claimed the Russian title in 2015/16! Click the arrow above to guess which club claimed the Belgian title… – The Moscow club won their third title in four seasons, finishing ahead of surprise challengers Rostov. 16 Besiktas won their first Turkish title in seven years! Do you know who won the Polish Ekstraklasa? Keep going to find out who did… – A month after opening their new stadium, Besiktas claimed the 14th title in their history, with Fenerbahche runners up, while reigning champions Galatasaray ended up way down in seventh. Which club marked 25 years since their finest hour by winning the Serbian title? 16 Which club do you think was crowned Austrian champions in 2015/16? Here comes the answer… 16 16 We all know who won the Italian, German, Spanish and French leagues.The usual suspects, Juventus (five in a row), Bayern (four in a row), Barcelona (six in eight) and Paris Saint-Germain (four in a row) cleaned up, respectively.Meanwhile, you’d need to have lived on Pluto to be unaware Leicester City won the Premier League.But do you know who won the less popular leagues around Europe?Have a go at our quiz, above, and you might just learn something! Which team do you think are Turkish champions? Find out by clicking the arrow above 16 Red Star Belgrade won the 2015/16 Serbian Premier League – A quarter of a century after winning the 1991 European Cup, Red Star claimed the Serbian title, wrestling it back from fierce rivals Partizan Belgrade. Red Star racked up an astonishing 24 consecutive victories en route to claiming their 27th domestic league title.
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is out of their World Cup 2018 quarter-final match with France, according to French radio.Cavani scored both goals in his nation’s 2-1 victory over Portugal in the round of 16 but had to be substituted after injuring his leg in the second half. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers NO JOY LU BEAUTY talkSPORT will bring you live coverage of Uruguay vs France from 3pm. Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Fallon d’Floor Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song You’re the one Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Good times misery The player looked to have indicated he had pulled a muscle in his left calf, but Uruguay team doctors now suggest it’s just swelling and nothing more sinister.They said: “The player remains injured. He will train apart from the rest of the squad and receive physical therapy.”But now reports in France indicate he will miss the vital knockout match with RMC radio station, who are believed to have sources at Cavani’s club side Paris Saint-Germain, saying he is definitely out of the game. Latest World Cup 2018 news Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup 1 diamond geezer Shy guy Pure class SUPERSTITION Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Uruguay star Edinson Cavani trains alone.
A Letterkenny woman was attacked as she tried to take money out of a pass-machine – in broad daylight.The young woman was attacked from behind by a man who tried to steal her handbag.However the brave woman managed to hold onto her bag and fought off the cowardly attacker. When the attacker realised he wasn’t getting any money, he verbally abused the woman.The woman revealed the attack happened in the car park of a local shopping centre on Thursday last at 6.30pm.She also revealed that but for a local busker, the incident could have been much worse.The young woman’s mother said her daughter is still very shaken by the incident. “She managed to hold onto her bag. It was a natural reaction but I’d hate to think what could have happened.“Only for a local busker stepped in, it could have been much worse,” she said.A Garda spokesman said the incident is being investigated.“We are investigating this incident but we would appeal to people to be careful withdrawing money from cash machines.“They should always to make sure that nobody is standing too close to them and if they feel they are being watched, they should not use the machine. “Anybody who may know anything about this particular incident should contact the Gardai,” he said.EndsLETTERKENNY WOMAN’S TERROR AFTER ATTACK AT BANKLINK MACHINE was last modified: July 4th, 2011 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:attackBanklink machineletterkenny
Gardai have appealed for information about a three car crash on the Main Letterkenny to Churchill Road close to the Rock Bar.The crash happened just after 9pm last night.A number of people were removed to hospital but none are believed to be in a serious condition. Gardai have appealed to people in a silver Honda Civic car who may have witnessed the accident to contact them. GARDAI APPEAL FOR INFORMATION AFTER THREE CAR CRASH was last modified: March 26th, 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:crashGardailetterkenny
Landowners across Donegal who lease land to wind farm companies may be liable for the future costs of decommissioning the giant turbines, it has been claimed.The claim was made by the Glenties Wind Farm Information group who say they have received legal advice on the matter.The group, who are leading on oral hearing into the 25 turbine wind farm at Straboy next Tuesday, issued a statement to Donegal Daily last night. The group claims “It is a common practice that the applicant companies, once they have obtained the relative planning permissions and grid connection for wind farms then proceed to sell on this permission encompassing the lease agreements with local landowners for the location of the wind farms.“While this in itself is totally legal and above board it can have future implications for the landlords agreement with the leasee and can result in the landowner being held responsible in the future for the cost of the removal of structures associated with the wind farm from their lands.”The group says wind farms are often leased from landowners by the developers for periods of 20-30 years with landowners getting various lump sum payments as well as a yearly rent of €15,000 or more per turbine.The statement from GWFIG said “A landowner with four turbines on his or her land could earn more than €2 million over the lifetime of such a lease. “What happens when the wind farm reaches the end of its life?“Leases typically have clauses where the developer promises to remove and decommission the turbines and make good any damage to the land.”The windfarm group says problems can arise where the developer company goes bust and cannot decommission the wind farm or simply abandons the wind farm.It says that it would seem likely that the landowners would have to pay for the decommissioning.“Otherwise, the developer company may sell its interest in the wind farm to another company who might seek to avoid the responsibility of decommissioning. “Donegal County Council granted planning permission to Straboy Wind Energy Ltd with a planning condition that the developer would give security to the Council to secure the satisfactory reinstatement of the site.“But the Department of the Environment (Heritage and Local Government) in their Guidelines for wind energy, advise that the use of long-term bonds to secure reinstatement of wind farm sites “puts an unreasonable burden on developers” and is “difficult to enforce”.It adds that if the developer company sell its interest in the wind farm to another company, that company may wish to say it is not responsible for any security to decommission the site.“In these circumstances, it would seem likely that the landowners would have to pay for the decommissioning.” American analysts have put forward decommissioning costs of the order of €70,000 ($100,000) per turbine.WIND FARM OBJECTORS CLAIM LANDOWNERS WILL HAVE TO PAY TO TAKE DOWN OLD TURBINES was last modified: October 11th, 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:GLENTIES WIND FARM INFORMATION GROUPLANDOWNERSOLDpayTURBINES
More of this on the wayA WEATHER warning has been issued for ice tonight – and snow tomorrow in parts of County Donegal.The BBC in the North says there is an ice warning overnight tonight, until around 9am.They’ve issued an ice warning for roads in the west of Ulster. And they are also predicting snow, mainly on higher ground at this stage, for later on Friday.Met Eireann says the weather is turning unsettled and colder over the weekend with scattered showers and sunny spells.Some of the showers could turn thundery with hail and wintry showers on higher ground with frost and ice developing by night, particularly in more sheltered regions.FRIDAY NIGHT: will turn very cold with widespread frost and scattered showers will be of hail or sleet, possibly snow on higher ground as minimum temperatures fall to between -2 and +2 degrees. SATURDAY: will be cold and blustery day with scattered showers. Showers will be most frequent and heavy across the western half of the country, some will turn to hail and sleet, with the risk of thunder. Highest temperatures of just 6 to 8 degrees in a fresh westerly breeze. Saturday night, showers will mainly continue in the west and north, with some sleet or snow possible on high ground. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees with frost and icy patches, especially in sheltered spots. Winds moderate but turn northwesterly.SUNDAY: will continue to be cold with scattered showers and good sunny spells. Showers will become isolated and dry out later. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in a moderate northwesterly breeze which will ease later. There’ll be a very sharp frost on Sunday night with good clear spells and slack winds, as temperatures drop to between zero and -3 degrees. SNOW AND ICE WARNING AS WINTER BLASTS BACK TO DONEGAL was last modified: March 21st, 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:blusterycolddonegal weathericesnow