More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img 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)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The mammoth crowd bested the attendance of 52,612 during the opening of the 2014 season, where new teams Blackwater and Kia debuted while Ginebra and TNT played in the main game.It also surpassed the Finals high set three days prior, after Game 5 attracted 36,445 fans in Bocaue to earn the distinction of biggest attendance in a PBA Finals game, where the Gin Kings beat the Bolts, 85-74.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat Sunday game eclipsed the old record of 23,436 in Game 3 of the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup that pitted Ginebra and Alaska. View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Teng raring to follow dad’s footsteps in PBA, hopes to team up with brother Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE – The fans came in troves at Philippine Arena here as the all-time crowd attendance record was smashed on Wednesday for Game six of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.Followers of both Ginebra and Meralco trooped to the world’s largest indoor arena and became a part of the 53,642-strong crowd as the Gin Kings shot for a title repeat.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘We Have Fallen far Behind’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said conditions surrounding the country’s recovery process have caused Liberians to fall far behind.Addressing the nation on the state of the economy on Wednesday May 28, President Sirleaf stated the difficulties in the recovery process have been a result of constraints on the part of government to prioritize everything at the same time.“Our continued post-conflict recovery process is of such that we must continue to do everything at the same time,” she said.The Liberian leader likened the post-conflict recovery process to driving an old bus while at the same time repairing its many deficient and dysfunctional parts.“As we know, for the past years our bus has been parked, some of the parts have gotten rusty, some are unusable, and many of our people were left stranded and abandoned on the sides of the road. From opportunity to morality, our children, and in many respects ourselves, have fallen too far behind,” President Sirleaf stated.This statement is, however, in sharp contrast with several comments made earlier that the country has now been placed on the right trajectory for economic growth and infrastructural development. Efforts have, however, been made to restore the country’s damage infrastructures, power, roads, ports and other facilities.The Liberian economy is reported to have been experiencing robust growth of seven percent annually for the past six years. There have been indications that this is the highest on the African continent during this period. But amidst the barrage of praises for the level at which the economy is reportedly growing, poverty continues to affect many citizens, as many producers are even unable to access the market with their products due to bad roads; the absence of affordable electricity has tightened profit margins for most businesses.Complaints continue to mount that the economy is not adequately impacting the lives of ordinary Liberians.Many have voiced their suspicions that these purported growth rates are unrealistic and only meant to boost the image of the country outside. At the same time, others argue that the attraction of about US$16 billion, which brings to the fore multinationals such as ArcelorMittal , China Union and others, are serving as backing to this “reality.”President Sirleaf even said the Liberian economy remains “fundamentally strong”, in the midst of hiking prices of commodities, a skyrocketing foreign exchange rate between the United States and Liberia dollars and a stressful banking sector. She blamed the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) for lack of coordination, which she said is the cause of most of the economy’s problems.She was quick to promise robust pending actions, however, to ensure that the economy is restored to its core standard.“This is why the engine is up and running, we must keep moving forward – determined to always give our collective best to close the gap between where we are and where we know we can be.”“This also is why all Liberians are right to be concerned that the engine of our bus must keep beating. This engine is the economy. To keep us moving forward, the economy must keep working by our people and for all our people,” she stressed.According to the President, the only way to open new doors of opportunity for Liberians is to expand the space for increased participation of Liberians, and to break down the walls of monopolies so that more people can continue to benefit from quality services at affordable prices.She indicated that in terms of national economies, no country is an island. “On our own, we cannot build all of our roads, pave all of our streets, rebuild all of our schools and hospitals, secure our borders, and make ourselves feel entirely safe. On our own, we cannot meet all of our needs. Certainly so, the government – indeed no government on the face of this earth – can employ all of its citizens.”President Sirleaf said this is why all Liberians have determined and agreed that by the year 2030, most of the population should have climbed up from poverty to prosperity.“It therefore means that each of us -– government and private sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, legislators and judges, community leaders and the media, students   and   workers — each   of   us, without   necessarily compromising the demands of our individual callings, continue to act in ways to ensure that more Liberians are able to work and earn a decent living,” she said.The Liberian leader furthered: “It means that more Liberians must not just wait for a government job but be empowered to own their own businesses and employ others. It means more Liberians must be able to pay their bills, send their children to school, care for their families, and travel if they desire, retire with dignity, and treat themselves with some of the nicer things that life has to offer.”“It means that our society must become one in which all Liberians – males and females, young and old, Christians and Muslims, abled and disabled – can all make it, if they are willing to try. Yes, this is possible.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sonics shade Clippers

first_imgLewis gave the Sonics a critical four-point lead, 77-73, on a jumper with 24.8 seconds left. A pair of free throws by Corey Maggette with 9.3 seconds left brought the Clippers back to a two-point deficit. The Sonics lost the inbounds pass, giving the Clippers a chance to tie the game, but Elton Brand’s 16-footer at the buzzer hit off the back rim. • Photo Gallery: 03/01: Clippers vs. SuperSonics SEATTLE – Rashard Lewis scored 31 points to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to a 77-75 win over the Clippers on Thursday night. Seattle was without leading scorer Ray Allen, who missed the game with inflammation in his left ankle. He has been dealing with the injury for the past month and decided just before the game not to play. Lewis made 10 of 19 field-goal attempts and 9 of 10 free throws. Luke Ridnour and Chris Wilcox each added 12 points. Brand scored 22 points to lead the Clippers, who were without guard Sam Cassell. He has a tender groin. Trailing by seven at the half, the Clippers tied the game at 44 three minutes into the second half. Brand held to just one shot in the first half, had 13 points in the third period. The Clippers built their biggest lead of 53-50 on a floater by Tim Thomas with 40 seconds left. center_img The Sonics made just five of 16 attempts in the period and at one point went nearly 5 minutes without a field goal. They still managed to draw even with the Clippers at 57-all heading into the final 12 minutes. The Sonics trailed only once in the first half, 2-0. They then went on an 11-0 run as Ridnour scored half of his 10 first-half points in the first three minutes. Cuttino Mobley’s 18-footer with 2:15 left in the first period tied it at 21-all. The Sonics finished the period with a five-point advantage, 26-21, and would not relinquish the lead the rest of the half. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Neuer out until January after foot operation

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is suffering from a calf problem picked up in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund and missed training on MondayBERLIN, Germany, Sep 19 – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April. He suffered the fresh injury in training on Monday as Bayern prepared for Tuesday’s Bundesliga match at Schalke.“The fact that Manuel Neuer has suffered a new injury means we are all very sorry for him”, said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern chairman.“The operation went optimally and that is the most important thing now.“Manuel will be available for us again, back at his old strength, in January.”This is Neuer’s third operation on the same foot in six months after minor surgery for a toe injury in March and then again in April after initially fracturing his foot.Neuer’s latest injury blow sparks concerns about Germany’s skipper nine months before the World Cup kicks off.He last played for his country in a World Cup qualifier in October 2016.Neuer will miss Germany’s key qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast on October 5, where a draw will book the holders’ place at Russia 2018.With Neuer out, Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who deputised when Germany won the Confederations Cup in July, is set to fill in for the world champions.Sven Ulreich will stand in for Neuer at Bayern until the winter break at the end of December.Neuer will miss Bayern’s remaining Champions League group games, plus their league and cup double-header against RB Leipzig at the end of October and an away match at current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in early November.Bayern confirmed Neuer underwent the operation at a clinic in Tuebingen, south-west Germany and has had a plate inserted in his foot.The operation was carried out by Ulrich Stoeckle, the surgeon who has previously treated stars Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and David Alaba.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘This won’t hinder us!’ Arsenal fans react to latest injury news

first_imgFrom the moment Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain clattered into Javier Mascherano in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona, it didn’t look too good for the Arsenal star.Barcelona’s Argentine midfielder-turned-defender is made of tough stuff and the Englishman was sent spinning to the earth and rolled over, multiple times, while clutching his leg.The 22-year-old eventually picked himself up and carried on until the 50th minute when manager Arsene Wenger replaced him with Theo Walcott.But now the French boss has revealed Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for several weeks with a knee injury, which was picked up in the first-half incident.Arsenal supporters, though, didn’t seem too concerned about the news and you can see their reaction below… Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain attempts to tackle Neymar 1last_img read more

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Stan Kroenke boosts stake in Arsenal despite fans’ backlash

first_img Stan Kroenke 1 American businessman Stan Kroenke has increased his majority shareholding in Arsenal, despite discontent at the Emirates Stadium.KSE (Kroenke Sports Enterprise) UK Inc, wholly owned by Kroenke, has acquired 23 ordinary shares for £368,000, to take his shareholding to 67.05 per cent (41,721 shares), it was announced under corporate disclosure on Thursday.Kroenke, who also owns the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, has been Arsenal’s majority shareholder since 2011.Many Gunners supporters believe this season should have been the one which saw their hopes for a first Premier League title in 12 years realised, but Leicester secured a remarkable triumph.With the trophy gone, Arsenal belatedly roused themselves to finish second ahead of Tottenham, their neighbours who last topped the Gunners in 1995.Arsenal fans are torn over the future of manager Arsene Wenger, whose 20th anniversary as boss is approaching in October, and a muted ‘Time for change’ protest took place during the club’s win over Norwich on April 30.Wenger has a year remaining on his current contract and will be expected to invest in his team for a sustained title challenge next season.Arsenal on Wednesday signed Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.last_img read more

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DONEGAL GAA COUNTY BOARD TICKET ALLOCATIONS FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL

first_imgClub final ticket allocation:Aodh Ruadh 302Ardara 476 Buncrana 409Bundoran 251Burt 224Carndonagh 361 Cloughaneely 396Convoy 247Downings 201Dungloe 434Fanad 256 Four Masters446Glenfin 382Glenswilly 392Gweedore 325 Kilcar 422Killybegs 426Lettekenny Gaels 284Malin 429Milford 264Moville 331Na Rossa 149Naomh Brid 248Naomh Colmcille 151Naomh Columba 494Naomh Conaill 381Naomh Mhuire 308Naomh Padraig Lifford 181Naomh Padraig Muff 239NaomhUltan 205Pettigo 95Red Hughs 191Robert Emmetts 261Sean MacCumhaill 282St Eunans 712St Michaels 368St Nauls 320Termon 253Urris 266Team management & backroom personnel 285County Executive 310Players 520Donegal Creameries 200Sponsors / Media 82Subcommittees/ Referees, etc 158Club Thír Chonaill 2601992 Panel 64Past County Players 60Contingency Tickets 414DONEGAL GAA COUNTY BOARD TICKET ALLOCATIONS FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 9th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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SHOCK AS DONEGAL TEENAGER DIES ON FAMILY HOLIDAY IN SPAIN

first_imgUPDATED: A Donegal teenager has died on a family holiday in Spain.Torremolinos where the Killybegs teenager passed away.Ryan O’Shea, who was 19 and from a very well-known family in Killybegs, passed away at a tourist resort outside Torremolinos.The young man, the second eldest of his family, was on a family holiday at a property which the family own. His mother and father and younger siblings were also in Spain when the young man passed away.It is not known how the young man died.The dead youth’s family originally hail from the Fintra Road area.His grandfather is the well-known local fishing skipper and company boss Teddy O’Shea and his grandmother is Anne O’Shea. The tragedy comes just weeks after Stranorlar man Oisin Merritt, also 19, was hospitalised after a fall.The young Finn Harps reserves player is still in a coma but is showing signs of a recovery after moving his hand and also coughing.His family are by his bedside and are asking for people in Donegal to pray for their son. SHOCK AS DONEGAL TEENAGER DIES ON FAMILY HOLIDAY IN SPAIN was last modified: July 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KillybegsRyan O’Shealast_img read more

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Can you help us reunite this stray bunny with its owner?

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find the owners of this stray rabbit.This little bunny has been spotted hopping around the area near Errigal College and the housing estate beside it. He has been spotted regularly for the past two weeks. As he seems to be a well looked after, residents in the area are certain that someone is missing him.The rabbit is very shy and is wary of people, so no one has been able to bring him inside and catch him.If you know who is missing this little rabbit please don’t hesitate to email Donegal Daily on info@donegaldaily.com or send us a message on our Facebook page.Can you help us reunite this stray bunny with its owner? was last modified: October 8th, 2017 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:bunnyfoundletterkennymissingRABBITlast_img read more

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Earagail Arts 2019 launched in memory of Dessie Larkin

first_imgThe 31st year of the Earagail Arts Festival will be dedicated to the memory of a dear friend of the local arts scene – Dessie Larkin.Dessie Larkin RIPDessie Larkin, a former county councillor who passed away in March, was a long-serving board member and former Chair of the Earagail Arts Festival.The Letterkenny man was fondly remembered at the launch of the festival on Monday at Rockhill House Estate.  “He demonstrated what was important about the festival. That was about bringing people together and celebrating what is probably one of the most fundamental human endeavours, which is art,” said Artistic Director Paul Brown.Joan Crawford, Failte Ireland, Pauric Kelly, Inishowen Motors, and Paul Brown, Artistic Director of Earagail Arts Festival at the 2019 launch. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinDessie’s presence was greatly missed at the festival launch, as people gathered to listen to music and to hear important figures within the community talk highly of the summer to come.The festival was officially launched by Leas Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Niamh Kennedy. She had only good words to say about this year’s upcoming festival with its “diversity, illumination, culture and to showcase us in a way that only Donegal can.”Méabh Conaghan and Cllr Niamh Kennedy at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinat the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinRuairí Friel & Sarah E Cullen at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinThis year’s festival takes place from 10th-28th July 2019, marking the next era of the festival’s cultural evolution, continuing investment in the making of great artwork, creating an opportunity for a new generation of artists and fostering wider participation in the arts across the North West of Ireland. This year’s programme leads with a major new music commission in partnership with India’s leading folk festival in Rajasthan. Along with this is a series of spoken word, circus, comedy and special events celebrating diversity and freedom of movement and a visual arts programme from east to west reaching across bridges, islands and horizons.Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Paul Harrigan at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinKaroline Sweeney, Jimmy Stafford and Patrick Gildea at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinMeabh Uí Chonnachain, who is one of the board members for the festival, said that this year’s festival is about “diversity, equality, bringing together artists, programmes and visual art.” She also talked about the impact Earagail Arts has on Donegal with the number of people that attend the festival. More than 38,000 people attended different events last year. Sixty per cent of them were local and the rest were mostly from Northern Ireland.Earagail Arts Festival Board member Meabh Uí Chonnachain at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinDeirdre McGrory, Ellen Corby and Lauren Hauchard at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinLast year the festival promoted 309 performances in 29 venues spread across 16 towns, villages and islands over 23 days.  There are so many different events that range from music to drama to open mic, comedy and spoken word and many more. With a festival this big, there is sure to be something for everyone. The festival kicks off on Wednesday the 10th of July in The Cottage Bar in Letterkenny with Mouthpiece Open Mic which promises laughter, tears, surprises and a warm, supportive atmosphere.Earagail Arts Festival brochures are now available in usual outlets, or on eaf.ie.See the gallery below for more photos from the launch: Margaret McGlynn, Siobhan Grant and Frances Spears at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinEunan Kelly and John Curran at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinAmanda Boyle, Leonard Watson, Jimmy Stafford and Joan Crawford at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinEoghan Mac Giolla Bhrighde and Aodh Mac Ruairí checking out the programme booklet at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinPaul Harrigan and Jeremy Howard at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinLeas-Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Niamh Kennedy officially launches Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinKaroline Sweeney, Castle Grove County House, Sue Glackin, Donegal Food Tours and Carol Harkin, McGrory’s Hotel, at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinThe launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House Estate. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinEaragail Arts 2019 launched in memory of Dessie Larkin was last modified: June 14th, 2019 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)Tags:Earagail Arts Festivallast_img read more

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