End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Solidifying his stronghold in Cebu, Tim Reed once again came out on top as he conquered the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.With a tough field out to dethrone him, the Aussie shrugged off the opposition and finished the grueling swim-bike-run course in 3:54:07.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Banjo Norte reigned supreme in the Asian male elite as he clocked in 4:35:51, while Leanne Szeto of Hong Kong was the lone finisher in the Asian female elite, completing the course in 5:16:01.INQUIRER news editor Jun Engracia also participated in the Ironman 70.3 race, wrapping up the course in eight hours, 33 minutes, and 37 seconds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 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 Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Fisher finished third with his time of 4:00:20, while closely behind him were Tim van Berkel at four (4:02:31) and Brent McMahon at five (4:05:24).Rounding out the top 10 for the male elite category are Callum Millward at sixth (4:10:20), Brad Williams at seventh (4:19:55), Eric Watson at eighth (4:23:30), Jakub Langhammer at ninth (4:32:27), and Iain Alexandridis at 10th (4:35:12).Amelia Watkinson claimed her first victory of the year as she topped the female elite category.The Kiwi also won her field handily, finishing the race in 4:29:17, almost seven minutes away from her closest foe.Jacqueline Thistleton was at distant second with her 4:29:17 clocking, followed by Kerry Morris at third (4:39:11), Kirra Seidel at fourth (4:39:26), and Anna Eberhardt at fifth (4:49:51).ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Pacio admits being too aggressive in loss to Suzuki Reed pulled away from the pack in the bike course, leaving them all in the dust as he established a 2:39 gap coming into the second transition. He would hold the cushion up until the end as he ran through the tape at the finish line.Reed extended his dynasty here to three years, winning the 2015 tilt as well as last year’s Asia-Pacific Championship.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’Meanwhile, Mauricio Mendez staged a huge rally in the end as he fought his way to a second place finish with his time of 3:56:46.The Mexican stunner made up for the three-and-a-half minute differential between him and Ryan Fisher after the bike course and sprinted past the pack to end up as runner-up. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ronaldo to Juventus? Spain’s media says ‘ciao’, Italy’s welcomes star Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Rondo agreed to a one-year deal worth $9 million earlier this week to suit up alongside James, whose signing hasn’t yet been announced by the Lakers.The veteran point guard is eager to be a mentor to Lonzo Ball, and he sees a chance for immediate success with the thoroughly revamped club. The Lakers haven’t made the playoffs for a franchise-record five consecutive seasons, but Rondo believes they’ll make immediate strides back toward contention for a 17th NBA championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“You put any group of players around LeBron James, as he has done (eight) straight times, he went to the finals,” Rondo said. “So my expectations are the exact same thing. Even with the Warriors adding (DeMarcus Cousins) and the Rockets being who they are, I think we fit right up there in the mix. It is early, obviously, and I’m not promising anything, but at the end of the day, I expect to win. Nothing else.”Rondo is a familiar figure to Lakers fans, and not necessarily in a good way. He played a major role for the Celtics when they met the Lakers in the NBA Finals, winning a ring with Boston in 2008 and losing to LA in 2010. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this May 8, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans’ Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala, right, during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Oakland, Calif. Rondo officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, July 6, 2018, with a clear idea about his future with LeBron James.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)LAS VEGAS — Rajon Rondo officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday with a clear idea about his future with LeBron James.“We’re expected to win now,” Rondo said.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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It will be very versatile, and I don’t think you’ll be able to scout and stick to one game plan as far as being able to stop a certain player,” Rondo said. “I think guys like LeBron or myself, I haven’t played with a lot of guys that make plays for me. So it’s going to be exciting to be able to just get up, get a couple of easy looks, be able to push the pace in the open court.”The Lakers also announced the re-signing of guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who got a one-year deal worth $12 million to provide a perimeter shooting threat to an offense that could still use more outside shooters.The Lakers haven’t yet announced the acquisitions of James or veterans Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee during a thorough makeover following the worst half-decade in franchise history. Seeing Rondo on the other side of that enduring NBA rivalry won’t be as weird to Rondo as it might be to some Lakers fans.“Does it feel strange? Um, no,” Rondo said. “My battles with the Lakers were over a decade ago, and none of the players I was battling with are on the same roster.”The 32-year-old Rondo expressed no concerns about playing with Ball, the precocious passer chosen by the Lakers with the second overall pick in last year’s draft. Ball will be sidelined for most of the summer with a torn meniscus in his left knee, but Rondo is eager to work on their chemistry in the fall.“I’m excited to get a player that age and try to help him as much as I can,” said Rondo, a starter for all but small portions of his first 12 NBA seasons spent with five franchises.Rondo sees the Lakers’ potential surplus of ball-handlers as an advantage. He isn’t worried about finding roles for everyone in coach Luke Walton’s up-tempo offense, which is designed to create plenty of offensive chances for every player.ADVERTISEMENT
Republicans said that after weeks of struggle, they had forced Democrats to drop their demand for a troop withdrawal timetable. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the House GOP leader, said: “Democrats have finally conceded defeat in their effort to include mandatory surrender dates in a funding bill for the troops, so forward progress has been made for the first time in this four-month process.” But Republicans agreed to concessions, as well, in terms of billions of dollars in domestic spending that Democrats wrung from them and the administration. Republican leaders had hoped to persuade the White House to make a tougher stand against the Democratic demands, but it appeared that they were undercut by the desire of the GOP rank and file for money for farmers and others. Final details of the measure remained in flux, although Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said at an early evening news conference, “we’re very close to having things tied down.” In all, officials said the measure included about $17 billion more than Bush initially requested. Of the $17 billion, about $9 billion would go for defense-related items and veterans’ health care. The balance would be for other domestic programs. The bill would also include the first increase in the federal minimum wage in more than a decade. Both the House and Senate have passed measures raising the current level of $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour in three separate 70-cent increases over 26 months. Those measures included modest tax breaks, mainly aimed at helping businesses that hire low-skilled or handicapped workers. Obey outlined an unusual procedure in which lawmakers in the House could cast two votes, one on the war-related provisions, and a second on all other items. That would allow liberal Democrats to oppose the war funds, confident that Republicans would supply the support needed for it to prevail. The opposite would be true for the domestic spending, which draws more support from Democratsublicans. The bill would then go to the Senate, where senators would have to vote yes-or-no on the entire package. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re going to continue our battle, and that’s what it is, to represent the American people like they want us to represent them, to change the course of the war in Iraq,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Lawmakers in both parties claimed victory in legislation that contained no binding limitation on Bush’s powers as commander in chief. “I view this as the beginning of the end of the president’s policy on Iraq in this war,” said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill. “It ends the blank check of more troops, more money, more time and more of the same. And it begins the notion that we have to have a new direction to Iraq that has accountability, standards that you can measure progress and not.” Emanuel, Reid and other Democrats pointed to a provision setting standards for the Iraqi government to meet in developing a more democratic society. U.S. reconstruction aid would be conditioned on progress toward meeting the goals, but Bush would have authority to order the money to be spent regardless of how the government in Baghdad performed. And despite the Democratic claims of success, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she is unlikely to vote for the war money because it lacks “a goal or a timetable” for a troop withdrawal. WASHINGTON – Flinching in the face of a veto threat, Democratic congressional leaders neared agreement with Bush administration Tuesday on legislation to pay for the Iraq War without a troop withdrawal timeline. Several officials said the emerging $120 billion compromise would include as much as $8 billion for Democratic domestic priorities – originally resisted by the White House – such as disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina victims and farmers hurt by drought. After a bruising struggle in which Bush vetoed one Democratic-drafted measure and threatened to reject another, congressional leaders in both political parties said they hoped the compromise would be cleared for President Bush’s signature by Friday. In power less than five months, Democrats coupled their war-related concession with a vow to challenge Bush’s policies anew, and quickly.
Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman said the event brought everyone involved in the global energy market under one roof. “Industry, First Nations, government – we are all working together to reach our province’s potential in natural gas supply and export.”One aspect of focus of this year’s conference was a new program called GameChanger, which challenged students by getting them to exercise the same creative-thinking skills professionals in the industry utilize.Youth taking part in 12 challenges at the GameChallenger youth expo came from more than 25 communities, including Vancouver, Fort Nelson, Abbotsford, Fort St. James, Burns Lake, and more. The BC Government says over 3,000 participants took part in the international LNG conference this week at the Vancouver Convention Centre.The conference heard from 91 speakers in total, including Mayor of Fort St. John Lori Ackerman, Minister of Education and Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier, President of Northern Lights College Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki, and Mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Bill Streeper.“British Columbia is on the verge of creating a clean, innovative new industry, expanding our capacity to provide clean energy to Asia, and attracting new investments to secure jobs throughout the province,” said Premier Christy Clark.- Advertisement -Clark said this year’s conference provided a rich experience for everyone, including thousands of students who havevarious new career options to look forward to.12 panels during the length of the conference centered around the three main themes: investment, technology & Innovation, and partnerships.The conference also appeared to gather attention on social media with the conference’s official hashtag #LNGinBC2015 – reaching 778,376 people from the 7th until the 16th.Advertisement
EDMONTON, ALBERTA – RCMP are seeking the public’s help in the investigation into the devastating fires that ripped through Fort McMurray.In a release sent out today, police are asking for help regarding fire MWF-009, which started 15 km Southwest of the city. The fire led to numerous evacuations and damage.Police have ruled out lightening as a cause for the fire, and wildfire investigators believe it was likely human made. MWF-009 was first sighted by an airborne forestry crew 15-kilometers southwest of Fort McMurray on May 1st.- Advertisement -The RCMP is trying to figure out if the fire was criminally ignited. As of right now, police have made no determination of the cause of the fire but they would like to speak to anyone who was in the wilderness area known as the Horse River Trail System between April 29, 2016 and May 5, 2016.Police believe that these people may have information that could potentially help with the investigation. They are asked to call the RCMP’s dedicated toll-free wildfire investigation phone line at 1-844-620-9826 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.
JOB VACANCIES – Castle Grove Country House Hotel, Letterkenny, are now hiring for multiple positions.Standing since 1695 and open to the public since 1989, Ireland’s Blue Book-listed Castle Grove is a very well established 4-star Country House Hotel and Restaurant.In response to growing demand, we are seeking to hire experienced, passionate and energetic hospitality professionals to join our highly-regarded award-winning Hotel & Restaurant team. To be successful in your application, you will be a team player who displays a positive ‘can do’ attitude, in addition to the relevant industry experience. Current Vacancies with Immediate Start:Position: Sous ChefRequirements: 5+ yrs track record in reputable fine-dining establishmentExpertise in grill and modern cooking techniques with excellent presentation skillsExperience of stock management and menu planning & costingExcellent organisation and planning skillsPosition: Chef de Partie (Pastry)Requirements: 2+ yrs track record in reputable fine-dining establishmentExpertise in Pastry & Bakery with excellent presentation skillsExperience of stock management and menu planningExcellent organisation and planning skillsPosition: Experienced Waiter/WaitressRequirements: 5+ yrs experience in similar role – preferably in 4-star / 5-star hotel or busy restaurantExcellent knowledge of food and wineExcellent communication skills, customer service and engagementPrevious experience operating cash register/epos system Salaries to be discussed at interview.All candidates must have their own transport.Full job descriptions will be provided to all candidates short-listed for interview.To apply, please send CV and Cover Letter to email@example.comJob Vacancies: Castle Grove seeks experienced hospitality staff was last modified: June 12th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Colm Clancy was a vibrant member of the Rosses community before he was killed tragically.Colm lost his life in a helicopter accident on 1 April 2009.In his memory his family has organised a walk every year on the Sunday nearest his anniversary the proceeds of which will be split equally between Cara Malawi and Ubwino Wa Amayi two Malawi charities. (www.caramalawi.ie and www.ubwino.org) This year Colm’s family and friends and anyone who wishes to undertake the walk will be doing so on Sunday 31 March (Easter Sunday).The group will meet at the car park at Glenveagh National Park at 11.00 a.m., taking a bus to Gartan and walking the Lough Inshagh Walk to the Castle where refreshments will be available. All are welcome. (Approx 8 Km or 5 miles).Donations can be made on the day, in many businesses in the Gaoth Dobhair area or made toAccount : Colm Clancy Memorial Walk At Bank of Ireland, Bunbeg Co DonegalBank Sort Code: 90 47 47Account No. 20437912TRAGIC COLM REMEMBERED WITH ANNUAL WALK THIS SUNDAY was last modified: March 27th, 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:Colm Clancy Memorial Walkglenveagh national park
Ray Community Group are hosting an 80s disco to raise funds for a defibrillator.The event will take place in Ray Community Centre this Saturday.It all kicks off at 9pm, with music by DJ John Bosco. Price €10, and strictly over 18s!You can bring your own drink and there will also be a chip van on site!80s Disco at Ray Community Centre to raise funds for Defibrillator was last modified: September 7th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:80sdefibrillatordiscojohn boscoray community centreSaturday
The scene of the 2014 robbery at Manor post office: Pic Copyright Joe Boland North West News PixTwo men have appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the robbery of a post office in Co Donegal. Derry men Noel Lavy and David Knight appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today charged with the robbery of Manorcunningham Post Office on October 14th last. Noel Lavy.A third man is due to appear before a future sitting of the court.Both Lavy and Knight pleaded guilty to a range of charges put to them.The court heard that a total of approximately €2,920 was stolen in the raid and that force was used against post mistress Kathleen Diver.Knight, is 36 and from 24 Melmore Gardens in Derry, while Lavy, is also 36 and from 57 Ballymagowan, Derry.Lavy pleaded guilty to robbery, causing criminal damage, the unlawful taking of a Royal Mail van, dangerous driving and riving without insurance on the day in question.Knight pleaded guilty to robbery, the production of a sledge-hammer, criminal damage and allowing himself to be carried in a mechanically-propelled vehicle.David KnightLavy’s barrister Peter Nolan said his client was keen to have the issue dealt with as son as possible.However, Knight’s barrister said his client had an issue of addiction and that he would like to have a psychiatric assessment undertaken.Judge Francis Comerford agreed to put sentencing back until the next sitting of the court in July.TWO MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO ROBBERY OF DONEGAL POST OFFICE was last modified: April 29th, 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:David KnightDerryManor post officeNoel Lavyrobbery
THE DONEGAL County Board’s success in staging the Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone in Ballybofey is expected to pay rich dividends – all 18,000 tickets are expected to sell out.The Board are already discussing how they deal with a frenzied rush on tickets for the clash.But for the player it’s a rich reward for all their hard work. Mark McHugh reflected the feelings of all the players on the Ulster Council’s decision to refuse Tyrone’s bid to switch the match to their own back yard in Clones.“We are delighted, it’s a big lift to us. It is something we have been pushing for since we first heard the draw,” said Mark“We felt we deserved the game to be in Ballybofey, us being All-Ireland champions, so we are delighted.“Championship training starts next Tuesday and we’ll be fully focused on it and everything we do from now will be concentrating on Tyrone. “I think we half expected it maybe to go to Clones. The majority of people seemed to think Ballybofey was too small. But I think Ballybofey will hold 18,000 now so there will be a great atmosphere on the day.“The last number of years we have been away from home in the preliminary round. So it is good to get back to Ballybofey. For the local people of Donegal, it will bring a bit of a boost to the economy. There is going to be a lot of hype building up to it.”Certainly local businesses are delighted.A spokesman for Jackson’s Hotel told us: “There’s already quite a few enquiries about rooms that weekend. It’s great for the town and it’s great for Donegal.”It is the same at the Villa Rose where only a handful of rooms are left for the last weekend in May. Throw-in is currently 4pm on May 26 – subject to change by TV companies, with both BBC and RTE wanting to cover the match.IT’S A SELL-OUT! SCRAMBLE ON FOR 18,000 TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S SHOWDOWN WITH TYRONE – AND HOTEL ROOMS! was last modified: March 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000 TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S SHOWDOWN WITH TYRONE – AND HOTEL ROOMS!IT’S A SELL-OUT! SCRAMBLE ON FOR 18Jackson’s Hotel