Player of the Week: Fiery Lee fueling Magnolia’s hot start

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP: La Salle destroys UST in first game against Ayo Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img The 29-year-old Lee had 22 points and seven assists in a 92-76 rout of the Painters last Wednesday before dropping 28 points, including the game-winning jumper with 34 seconds left, to stun the Beermen on Sunday.The 6-foot Lee’s heroics has propelled Magnolia near the top of the standings with 4-1 record, just half a game behind league-leader Barangay Ginebra.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 ChrissHis brilliance has also earned him the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.Lee and the Hotshots are currently going for a share of the top spot against the Columbian Dyip as of posting time. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PBA IMAGESMagnolia is rolling and showing no signs of slowing down with star guard Paul Lee leading the way.Lee has been on a tear as of late, averaging 25 points in his last two games where the Hotshots whipped the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and edged the San Miguel Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Govt requests $756M for work at Camp Street, Lusignan Prisons

first_img– in supplementary fundsIn an effort to improve the prison services following the unrest which led to the escape of several dangerous criminals, Government on Thursday requested $756M in supplementary funding for works at the Camp Street Penitentiary and the Lusignan Prisons.Government, through a supplementary provision, is seeking $756 million to assist with the expansion and improvement at both the Camp Street and Lusignan Prisons.A shot of the new holding areas of Lusignan PrisonThe request comes on the heels of a recent fire that destroyed most of the Camp Street correctional facility and has resulted in more overcrowding at the various penitentiaries, particularly Lusignan.Through Parliament, Government is requesting money to construct temporary holding facilities at the Lusignan Prison compound to the tune of $69 million, and also needs $46 million to assist with the cleanup of the site at the Camp Street Prisons.Twenty-one million dollars are also being sought for the refurbishing of the Camp Street dormitory, and $144 million for the construction of the administrative building; $62 million for security; $40 million for a new kitchen; $28 million for a medical centre, and $75 million to construct a solitary block.Additionally, the Government, through the Public Security Ministry, is also seeking $62 million for general works on external areas of both prisons; $18 million for a fire suppression system; $10 million for plumbing; $8.5 million for electrical works, and $19 million for contingency.The Camp Street Prison was reduced to rubble earlier this month following a fire and major unrest. The capital section was completely burnt in the early part of that fateful afternoon. Hundreds of prisoners were evacuated from the facility and taken to the Lusignan prison and other facilities. A prison officer was also killed in the line of duty.last_img read more

Area coach Herbold to be honored

first_imgHerbold coached Poly from 1956 to 1968, leading the Jackrabbits to the 1963 CIF title. He moved to Lakewood and coached there from 1969 to 1983, winning CIF titles in 1970 and 1974. He then became head coach at Cal State Los Angeles, where he set the school record for most wins by a coach (455), won two CCAA titles and took the Golden Eagles to the 1998 NCAA Division II tournament. Legendary Long Beach high school baseball coach John Herbold, who won CIF championships at Poly and Lakewood high schools, will be honored in a dinner on March 31 at the Petroleum Club. Herbold’s friends, former players and colleagues created the dinner to honor his almost half-century of coaching baseball, a career that saw him win 938 games. Tickets cost $35. For more information, contact Brad Peasley (562) 424-6523, Tom Patterson (562) 433-9987) or Jim George (562) 424-1400). center_img 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

Put your slimming past behind you with Slimming World!

first_imgAre you struggling to get back to your healthy eating regime since the kids went back to school? Or maybe you’ve decided that this Christmas you’re not going to be hiding in the corner at the Christmas party? Don’t let previous experiences hold you back- you can lose weight for good, even if you’ve tried more times than you care to remember! We’ve put together our top tips to make sure your past slimming experience doesn’t get in your way;1. Believe in change – A leopard may never change its spots, but you’re not a leopard! Every day, people just like you make changes that transform their lives.2. Learn from the past – Think of your past weight-loss attempts as a series of experiments that have provided valuable information about what doesn’t work for you. 3. Forgive and move on – When things go wrong, our reactions – be they self-criticism, anger, shame – are often worse than the thing itself. By being compassionate with ourselves about failure, we can recover more readily. Be as supportive to yourself as you would to a good friend.4. Make it your priority – However much you might want a complete life overhaul, your chance of achieving your goals are improved if you tackle them one at a time. Make losing weight your number one priority.5. Write a wish list – Take some time to make a wish list of all your reasons for wanting to lose weight. Focusing on things other than just appearance will mean you’re more likely to succeed in the long term.6. Watch your language! – The way you talk to yourself matters. If you catch yourself thinking, “I’ll never stick to this for the rest of my life, so I may as well give up now”, stop yourself and say, “On step at a time – every day makes a difference”. Today’s progress might seem small, yet the long-term results won’t be!Couple this with our amazing, hunger-busting Food Optimising plan and all the help and support that’s waiting for you at your Slimming World group and you definitely won’t be looking back!If you’re planning to join your local Slimming World group after the kids get back to school, pick up a copy of this week’s Woman magazine, on sale from Tuesday (30th August), for a voucher for free membership. Visit our Face book page to find a group near you Slimming World Facebook.If you’re planning to join your local Slimming World group after the kids get back to school, pick up a copy of this week’s Woman magazine, on sale from Tuesday (30th August), for a voucher for free membership. Visit our Face book page to find a group near you www.facebook.com/slimmingworldindonegal/ Put your slimming past behind you with Slimming World! was last modified: August 29th, 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:healthslimming pastSlimming Worldweight losswish listyo-yo dietlast_img read more

MAJOR DONEGAL SPORTING EVENT CANCELLED BECAUSE OF OBJECTION FROM LOCAL BUSINESS

first_imgA major sporting event, which was set to become a major tourist attraction in Co Donegal, has been cancelled because of an objection from a local business.The first Letterkenny Urban Downhill race had been organised by the Donegal Mountain Biking Club for May 7th next.The club had already gone to great lengths to stage what was hoped to become a major event on the Donegal sporting calendar. The club had met with council officials, engineers and councillors from Letterkenny Town Council who all backed the event.However one business along the proposed route of the event had objected to the event.A statement from the Donegal Mountain Biking Club said the cancellation of the race was “hugely disappointing.”“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those that assisted during the planning of this event as well as to thank potential competitors, locals and the wider community for their support of the race. “The Club would like to extend particular thanks to Councilors and Engineers within Letterkenny Town Council for their fantastic assistance in trying to make this event happen. Regrettably however, due to a lack of co-operation from a local business along the proposed route, the organising committee have had no choice but to cancel the event.“Unfortunately, all the insurance policies, liability exoneration certificates, risk assessments, traffic plans, tourism revenue and professional planning cannot persuade everyone to the benefits of such an event.The cancellation of the race is hugely disappointing, from the perspective of being Ireland’s first Urban downhill race as well as the loss of tourism revenue to Letterkenny and the County of Donegal.“There was interest from across Ireland and the UK from people wishing to attend this event and in these tough economic times it would have brought a helpful boost to the town of Letterkenny,” it said.The Club added that it remains committed to developing all aspects of mountain biking and promoting the County itself through the sport. MAJOR DONEGAL SPORTING EVENT CANCELLED BECAUSE OF OBJECTION FROM LOCAL BUSINESS was last modified: March 15th, 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:cancelledDonegal Mountain Bike Cluburban downhill racelast_img read more

JUDGE CALLS LAST ORDERS ON DONEGAL CHRISTMAS NIGHT OPENING

first_imgA judge has called a halt to a Donegal “tradition” after hearing Gardai and the public were being put at risk as a result.Donegal drinkers will be left thirsty on Christmas night!Nightclubs across Donegal have traditionally opened at one minute past midnight on December 26th to allow Christmas revellers celebrate the festive season, Letterkenny court heard. But now a Judge has ended the tradition after Garda objections heard the custom led to fighting and all sorts of other problems.Garda Supt Eugene McGovern told the court that one Garda was still off work after receiving injuries last year.Solicitors sought five special exemption orders for bar licenses at Letterkenny District Court yesterday.The applications were made on behalf of Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Patsy Dan’s club, Dunfanaghy, the Fleet’s Inn, Downings, Simpsons Club, Carndonagh, and The Bailey, RecastleSupt McGovern said “This doesn’t relate to any of these premises but last Christmas two of my officers were very seriously assaulted, one of whom still hasn’t been able to return to work,” he told Judge Paul Kelly.The senior Garda said he hadn’t objected to the license applications last year because Christmas had happened on a weekend.He added that fast food outlets had planned to open until 4am to serve the crowds expected at the clubs.“Our experience is that the patrons drink in the queues before the opening.“And then there is an ongoing issue with local people due to noise.“Fortunately in most areas of the country clubs don’t open on Christmas night. There is a history of opening here in Donegal.”Judge Paul Kelly said the evidence spoke for itself and said alcohol was the core factor for 95% of public order cases before him.“Supt McGovern and Sgt Lynch have given evidence of their concerns which are well founded and grounded in public safety,” said the judge.“They went out of the way to compliment the premises concerned. However on a daily basis in courts here we deal with a substantial number of public order offences and possibly 95% of them arise out of excessive consumption of alcohol.“The case are sadly always the same; a crowd spills onto the street, rows start and public order offences take place and in often injuries arise, sometimes bad injuries.”He refused the license applications in all cases.JUDGE CALLS LAST ORDERS ON DONEGAL CHRISTMAS NIGHT OPENING was last modified: December 20th, 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:bar licenseCHristmas nightJudge Paul KellySupt Eugene McGovernlast_img read more

Local Baskin-Robbins sets pace in remodeling of ice cream shops

first_imgSTEVENSON RANCH – The 31-or-so flavors are still front and center at the Baskin-Robbins store here. But the gray-speckled tables and bubble gum colors now accompany wood paneling, abstract art, a contemporary soda fountain and even a new logo. The enduring ice cream chain – founded in Pasadena and Glendale in the 1940s – has embarked on a five-year, nationwide effort to remodel its 2,500 stores, officials said Thursday. It’s all part of a plan to update the brand to better compete in the increasingly competitive ice cream parlor business. Gone are the plastic booths and gray linoleum floors. Instead, patrons lounge in blue chairs found in contemporary furniture boutiques, or at the curved, wood-grained soda counter. The logo is still in familiar blue-and-pink, but the trademark “31” is now hidden within the initials “BR.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s innovation and enhancement of what we have,” said James Franks, director of franchising for Baskin-Robbins, which along with Dunkin’ Donuts and Togo’s sandwich shops are owned by beverage giant Allied Domecq PLC. “The 31 is not going away. It’s being made contemporary as it goes with the times. Change is always difficult, but again, we’ll all be happy with it.” The Stevenson Ranch store opened 10 years ago and is one of the top performing outlets in the nation. It was remodeled in August 2004 – the first in the state. Southern California is home to some 300 Baskin-Robbins stores. Varuzh Tiritian, who owns this and two other Baskin-Robbins in Pasadena and Burbank, said business increased between 8 to 10 percent since remodeling. “It was pretty exciting to see the change,” he said. “The brand was getting a little tired, so it was time to change.” The company recently refurbished all its Las Vegas stores, and is preparing to roll out the remodeling plan nationwide Monday, Franks said. It also intends to add 600 stores by 2009. Baskin-Robbins began in the mid-1940s when brothers-in-law Burton Baskins, who opened an ice cream shop in Pasadena, and Irvine Robbins, owner of a Glendale parlor, combined their businesses. The British food company J. Lyons and Co., which became Allied Domecq, purchased the brand in 1973. Competition is intense in the ice cream parlor business, a field crowded with such boutique brands as Arizona-based Cold Stone Creamery, Ben & Jerry’s and Maggie Moo’s. Franks believes the store remodelings, along with new products such as the frozen custard line, could help Baskin-Robbins stay ahead of the competition. “Somebody will always be there to knock you off,” he said. “Innovation is what you need to stay on top of your game. … You have to be in touch with the ice cream side. But it’s still a business, too.” Lynda Utterback, executive director of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association, cautioned against too much innovation. “The whole thing about ice cream is that people have fond childhood memories about a brand of ice cream or an ice cream store,” said Utterback of the Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based trade group. “They think about taking the mom or dad or grandparents’ hand to the ice cream store. “Doing something fresh is good. But I hope they leave enough so that people will still be able to relive that when they walk into the stores.” Still, the new look already has some fans. “It’s very bright and inviting for kids to come into,” said Kerry Vicente, 36, of Castaic, enjoying a scoop of mint chocolate chip at the remodeled Valencia Marketplace store with her 3-year-old daughter Makayla. “I can see why they made the change.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 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

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DONEGAL CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

first_imgThe organisers of a massive Easter Eggstravaganza in aid of the Childhood Cancer Foundation, have made an appeal for more volunteers to help them with the running of their fantastic family fun day at Oakfield Park, Raphoe, on Easter Monday.Gerry Robinson is delighted to be hosting the fundraiser at Oakfield Park.The family day includes Easter themed activities such as an egg trail, face painting and a balloon artist as well as train rides around the park and a visit from Emerald Garrison, Ireland’s premier Star Wars costuming club.There will also be a vintage themed tea tent for grown-ups and home baked goods, perfect for an Easter picnic. However organisers of the event still need some help and they are urging anyone who would like to volunteer to get in touch with them.“We are hugely excited about Monday’s fun day and we know that everyone who comes along will really have a fantastic day, but we are also aware that will take a team of real heroes who will volunteer their time to help us ensure that everything runs smoothly,” one of the organisers, Maura Toner, said this week.Those volunteers can be adults or teenagers over 16 and Maura suggested it might be a fantastic option for Transition Year students or others seeking to record community and voluntary activity for awards such as Gaisce.“We have a range of voluntary roles to fill on the day and of course we already have people lined up to help, but we do need some more. If we have more volunteers than we need we will be only too glad to ask people to only give small amounts of their time,” Maura added. As well as volunteers on the day, the event organisers are hoping for donations of home-baking to keep their tea tent well stocked.“One way that people can definitely help is by donating items of home-baking for our tea tent and I am sure there are lots of people out there who would be more than keen to help out like that. In fact we already have had a few people offering to bake for us and that’s fantastic, but we will need lots to keep the tent well-stocked and all donations will be gratefully accepted.”The organisers have put together an amazing action-packed day and Sir Gerry Robinson of Oakfield Park says they are delighted to host the event.“This is a children’s cancer charity, set up by the parents of children who have been or are being treated for cancer in order to raise awareness of childhood cancer. A cancer diagnosis at any age is awful but when a child is diagnosed with cancer it has a ripple effect on their whole community.“Unfortunately in Donegal we have very high per capita rates of many cancers, including childhood cancers and I am delighted to be able to help Childhood Cancer Foundation to raise funds in Donegal for Ireland’s national childhood cancer organisation. They want to take some of the fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis away from families and that is a worthy goal.” He added: “I am proud that this will be the first event in Oakfield Park in 2014. The team from Childhood Cancer Foundation have been working with us for the past few months to organise a fun packed family day regardless of the weather, and between activities, families can enjoy the lovely surroundings of Oakfield Park.”Childhood Cancer Foundation was launched on 15 February 2014, International Childhood Cancer Day and aims to highlight the issues affecting families and children diagnosed with cancer. It aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer and also to assist funding of essential supports and advocating for improved services.The goal of the foundation is to improve the experience of those affected by childhood cancer during and after treatment, to assist funding research and to ultimately help find a cure.“We know that many people are looking forward to next Monday’s event, but we know too that there are many people out there who would be more than willing to help. We’re making this appeal now to let people know they can get involved and they can help. If they’d like to do so they can contact Maura Toner on 087 6967857, Virginia Murray on 086 8275700 or send a message through the facebook page – www.facebook.com/lightitupgold,” Maura concluded. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DONEGAL CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER was last modified: April 15th, 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:cancerdonegalOakfield Parkvolunteerslast_img read more

DONEGAL TD FEARS CHARGES WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR HOME HELP SERVICES

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has expressed his concern at a letter which suggests that the government may introduce charges for home helps and care in the home.The letter which was issued by the Minister’ s office to the Regional Health Forum West refers to legislative powers to introduce such charges and states that ‘It is Government policy to increase the part played by community services in supporting older people in line with the preferences of older people themselves’.Commenting on situation, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “This government has introduced savage cuts in relation to home helps and the most vulnerable people in society; provoking larges protests on the streets of Letterkenny and throughout the state. “I am therefore extremely worried when I see government departments referring to the power to introduce charges for home help.“Minister Varadkar must immediately clarify the intent of this letter. He must assure the elderly people of Donegal that there will be no charges introduced on the vital services they receive.“The most vulnerable in our society must be protected. This has to be the priority of any government which prioritises the wellbeing of our citizens. Elderly people can never become another ‘cash cow’ for this government to raise revenue.”  DONEGAL TD FEARS CHARGES WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR HOME HELP SERVICES was last modified: October 14th, 2015 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:care workerschargesdonegal tdhome helpPadraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more