The new AFL Women’s advert is brilliant, re-lives ‘I’d like to see that’ campaign

first_imgFeaturing personalities such as Cathy Freeman, Michelle Payne and Lee Lin Chin, the ad was launched via the AFL Women’s Facebook account on Sunday.The campaign is a throwback to the ‘I’d like to see that’ advertisments for the men’s game in 1994, that featured sporting stars such as John McEnroe, Carl Lewis and Evander Holyfield.AFL Women’s 2017 season commences on February 3 with Carlton playing Collingwood at the MCG.The Grand Final will be played on March 25.last_img read more

Glittering start to Tabal’s journey to Tokyo Olympics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “We have a long-term plan all the way to Tokyo 2020, I don’t want to commit the same mistakes I had in Rio, so this early I want to prepare,” added Tabal who stands to receive P300,000 from the Philippine Sports Commission.READ: Tabal wins half marathon in CanadaBy all indications, Tabal has already put aside her rift with the Philippine Track and Field Association as she went on to hug Patafa chief Philip Ella Juico at the end of the race.Juico stationed himself by the drinking station and even handed her drinks in one of the four loops around Putrajaya government district.She also made no mention of her strained relations with the athletics body that sacked her twice in the last two years over issues regarding her coaches and sponsors.ADVERTISEMENT Her gold medal victory, the first for the Philippines in this SEA Games, made it all seemed right.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Mary Joy Tabal wins the first gold medal for the Philippines when she ruled the women’s marathon at the 2017 SEA Games in Putrajaya, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZPUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Soon after crossing the finish line in this kingly, immense district, Mary Joy Tabal said she would like to immediately visit a church.“It’s been a long time since I went to church, I have so much to thank God for,” said Tabal after ruling the Southeast Asian Games women’s marathon for the country’s first gold.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Tabal said that every time she passed by the end of the loop where Filipino fans were gathered, “it’s like all my hardships disappear.”READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathonFEATURED 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’“I would feel very heavy physically, but I just decided to go my own pace. I knew that God will guide me as long as I keep running and keep my own pace” said Tabal.Now the petite lass from Guba, Cebu City is setting her sights on the Asian Games next year in Indonesia. Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES LOOK: Mayweather says he’ll party all week leading to McGregor fight View commentslast_img read more

Good riddance

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “It’s not about playing against coach Aldin, but we really needed to bounce back,” said Melecio, who anchored a strong first-half effort by the Archers by scoring 17 of his output there.Four other players scored in twin digits twin digits in the Archers’ finest performance yet this season.“The primary game plan for us today was to play at a high level for 40 minutes,” said La Salle coach Louie Gonzales, who served as Ayo’s assistant the last three years. “It was a good thing we were composed and everyone contributed and executed even late in the game.”With the win, the Archers now share third spot with the Far Eastern U Tamaraws, who turned back National U Bulldogs, 73-68, in the second game to also rise to 3-2.Following an embarrassing 90-65 defeat to University of the East last Sunday, the Tamaraws took their frustrations out on the Bulldogs, who kept in step with FEU until Wendell Comboy exploded in the final period.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fiery form MOST READ LATEST STORIES Or maybe not.“I just wanted to show coach Aldin (Ayo) that I have improved my game,” said Baltazar, minutes after the 6-foot-6 center whipped out a career-best 22 points plus 10 rebounds and dumped them on Ayo’s new squad, the University of Santo Tomas, in a 99-72 rout Wednesday night in the UAAP at Mall of Asia Arena.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 ChrissFor the rest of the Archers, though, it was merely business as usual—nothing personal.Aljun Melecio had his season-best 19 points and also grabbed eight rebounds in a performance fired up by a 67-61 loss to the University of the Philippines. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Comboy not only apologized to the FEU community for their lackadaisical performance against NU last Sunday, but also showed how bad he wanted to bounce back with 10 of his 18 points in the last quarter, with his jumper with 1:45 remaining giving the Tamaraws a 68-63 cushion.“I struggled to sleep after the loss to UE,” said Comboy. “That was not who we are as a team. That’s why we couldn’t wait for this game to come for us to be able to bounce back.”He’ll sleep a little better after this one. And maybe more if the Tamaraws can flash some more consistency.Rookie LJ Gonzales also played a key role in FEU’s balanced offensive with nine points in just 10 minutes on the floor.The Tamaraws survived the Bulldogs’ torrid outside shooting in the first half, which saw NU nail nine of 20 shots from beyond the arc. But the Bulldogs made just 4-of-14 the rest of the way, while Comboy combined with Gonzales and Ken Tuffin to put away NU.“The problem is how we respond after a victory because that’s what happened against UE,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela. “More than bouncing back, we have to be consistent with our approach every game.”It was the second straight 30-point blowout loss for the Tigers, who share sixth to eighth spot with NU and UE with 1-4 records.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.netAbout nine minutes and a little over three points. That’s how much Justine Baltazar averaged under former coach Aldin Ayo. But the La Salle beanpole always knew he had it in him to be a big-time player.Maybe it was coincidence that Baltazar is having a breakout season, La Salle’s first after Ayo’s successful tenure with the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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? View comments ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Columbian determined not be just another ‘checkmark’ for other PBA teams

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Columbian players Rashawn McCarthy, Eric Camson and JayR Reyes. Photo by Mark GiongcoRashawn McCarthy has had enough losing and he believes the time has come for Columbian to finally turn things around in the upcoming 2019 PBA Season.The Dyip, who have dwelled at the bottom of the standings since joining the league in 2014, chalked up another forgettable season last year where they won only six games out of the possible 33.ADVERTISEMENT “There was a time last year where the relationship between players and coaches weren’t okay from all the losing that we took. It’s normal but if we keep being like that the won’t go anywhere,” Camson said.“But now it’s different. Now, we’re all on the same direction and we see one another equally. Not one player thinks he’s on a higher level than his teammates even the rookies.”Columbian gets to show the rest of the league how far they’ve come when it plays defending champion San Miguel Beer on January 18 to open its campaign in the 2019 Philippine Cup.“The preparations have been really good. We’ve been training really hard and I think we’re in pretty good shape and we’re ready to get the season started,” McCarthy said.“Definitely, it’s a good test for us. I feel like San Miguel is the measuring stick for everyone, especially in the all-Filipino Cup. They’ve won the last four championships. I just love to play against those guys. those are my guys, I love to compete against those guys, it’s always fun.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 “A lot of teams look at us at the beginning of the year when they get the schedule, they see Columbian and they see it as an easy game. We don’t want it to be like that. We just wanna go out and fight and be competitive every night.”The arrival of CJ Perez is a major reason for Columbian to feel good about itself ahead of the new season.Perez, the do-it all guard, was the top overall pick by the Dyip in the 2018 PBA Draft and his addition is certainly a much-needed shot in the arm for a struggling franchise.“He gives us energy, especially in the open court. He’s young, strong and fearless,” said veteran forward Eric Camson in Filipino.This early, Camson already noticed some changes in the team mentally.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title And all the losing has lit a fire in McCarthy’s belly.“I’m super motivated. Last year was tough, we don’t wanna have a repeat that’s why we’re here early while the finals was still going on just to get the early work in and try to improve from what we did last year and not take step backwards,” McCarthy said after Wednesday’s practice at Azure Urban Resort Residences in Parañaque City.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 ChrissThe 29-year-old guard, who is coming off a breakout year in his first season with the Kia franchise after being traded by San Miguel Beer as part of the controversial deal that sent the rights to the 2017 top overall pick to the Beermen, is determined to erase Columbian’s stigma of being pushovers after a string of losing seasons.“We just don’t wanna be a checkmark on someone’s schedule,” McCarthy said. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Edward Kelly looks to start the year right for Team Lakay MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Doctor testifies as trial continues

first_imgThe High Court trial of Edward “Pretty Boy” Skeete and Nabadingi “Dangles” Gobin continued before Justice Navindra Singh on Tuesday.Emergency physician, Dr Esaun Reid testified to the injuries he witnessed when Ryan Clementson was rushed to the Accident & Emergencies Section of the Georgetown Public Hospital. Skeete, a mason of Lot 309 Independence Boulevard, Georgetown, and Gobin, a taxi driver from 1049 Aubrey Barker Street, South Ruimveldt, had denied murdering 25-year-old Clementson of Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, between July 14 and 24, 2015 at Tucville, Georgetown.Dr Reid told the court on Tuesday that when the patient arrived, he was wet and without a shirt, with a gunshot injury to the right thigh which was actively bleeding. The expert witness told the jury that the injury was a few millimetres in diameter.Defence Attorney Nigel Hughes, in his cross-examination, sought to establish doubt as to what object actually caused Clementson’s injuries as he could not recall seeing an exit wound or warhead. Under re-examination by Lead Prosecutor Narissa Leander, the doctor explained that not all gunshot injuries have exit wounds.After some back-and-forth exchanges between the defence and prosecution, Dr Reid completed his testimony and a voir dire (trial within a trial) commenced and continued into the afternoon session.The men on trial are accused of opening fire on Clementson and his friend Ayodele Solomon on July 14, 2015 near the Turning Point Snackette in Tucville. Clementson succumbed almost two weeks later from cardiac arrest following surgery.Skeete and Gobin are represented by Attorneys Hughes and Mark Waldron while State Counsels Leander, Tiffini Lyken and Abigail Gibbs are presenting the State’s case.last_img read more

Proposal suggests “Greater Fort St. John Area”

first_imgHowever, Davies adds the idea is still a long ways off from being set in stone and his notice of motion is just a first step in starting the discussions. It might look something along the lines of a ‘Greater Fort St. John Area’.Although it’s still just an idea, on Monday, Fort St. John City Councillor Dan Davies put forward a notice of motion to the City, to generate discussions and determine the interest of nearby municipalities in potentially forming a regional municipality.- Advertisement -Davies says his suggestion stems from the fact that nearby residents have approached the City, wondering how they can be incorporated into its boundaries.The first thing that would have to happen is to consult with the other potential areas that might form the regional municipality and find out whether they are interested in examining the idea, says Davies, who spoke on Issues and Answers, Wednesday morning.He says he would like to approach nearby areas, like Taylor, and Electoral Areas B and C to determine their willingness to participate.Davies says one potential benefit for having this type regional municipality is cost sharing, which could ultimately lead to cost savings for residents and governments.Advertisementlast_img read more

DD Motoring: 2016, the year of Personal Contract Plans

first_imgWith just under two months to go to the end of 2016 cars sales have finally came back to near the numbers they were before the recession hit. It’s a changed world in the motor trade over them years and in Co. Donegal in particular the change is clearer than in anywhere else in Ireland. Three German blue ribbon brands are no longer available new in Co. Donegal. Dealerships for BMW, Mercedes and Audi no longer are based in Co. Donegal. These brands would have the highest sales in Ireland, in Donegal, outside the city before the recession.PCP (Personal Contract Plan) is the buzz words for 2016. The number one selling car for 2016 is and will be the Hyundai Tucson by a country mile. We tested this SUV earlier this year and it has maintained it number one figure all this year. The timing of the Tucsons arrival and its payment plan was bold and it payed off in winning the title of Ireland’s best selling car. Advertisement The best selling car in Donegal this year so far, the Tucson from Hyundai which we tested earlier this year. Photo Brian McDaidHyundai have been here for years but it will be the last three or four years they will be remembered for. People that never bought a new car in their life bought a new car in 2016 because of PCP. It doesn’t seem to matter anymore that most of customers will never own their car in PCP as they opt at the end of their payment plan to trade in for a new car.PCP with a difference! This week my report comes from the driving seat of a new beetle. I am in a Beetle because Volkswagen are the nearest favourites to pip Hyundai in the manufactures race for the best overall sales in 2016. The recently revised beetle are a class act. There is something so nostalgic about these cars.A familiar shape that has managed to stay in production for so long, the purists will say it nothing like the old air-cooledrear-engined model it replaced. But for me it’s as near as we will get to one of the great icon of motoring history. Advertisement The Beetle on the bootlid of a new model in the showroom in JJ Reids in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidEighty years ago in 1936 there was a PCP in operation for the beetle 20 years before it was even built. The PCP was the People’s Car Payment.Back then the idea had been for a small saloon that could carry a German family of five flat-out at 100kph along the country’s new autobahns. It was to have cost 990 Reich Marks, which represented 31 weeks’ pay for the average German worker in 1936. To buy one, however, members of the Volk had to join a special savings scheme run by the organisation KdF (Kraft durch Freude, or Strength through Joy); from 1938, the Volkswagen, The People’s Car was officially named the KdF Wagen. The was the same car German families had saved up for before Hitler’s invasion of Poland dashed their hopes.Ultimately, the sheer quality, along with the affordability, reliability, economy and distinct look and feel of the Beetle, ensured its success. It had, though, been touch and go for Volkswagen in 1945. Although the car had been on the drawing board since 1934, following a meeting between Hitler and Porsche, the Volkswagen failed to get into production before the war.Eighty years on and you still can buy a new Beetle now the only difference is you get the car first then you pay in for it on a payment plan.One of two Vw Beetles which we drove their week. Photo Brian McDaidI am old enough to remember the original beetle on the road, even remember the very early version pulling for petrol where I worked as a petrol pump attendant and me unable to find where to put the regular petrol into it. In those days you had to lift the bonnet to locate the petrol tank. Driving the new beetle this week I could not resist pulling the bonnet to see what had changed. The old familiar squeaking of the old spring loaded bonnet have gone, now the engine has moved to front to replace where the big spare wheel and petrol tank once lived.Inside the beetle the dash is so like the old version which comes in black or colour coded like the exterior. Driving looking out through the small window has so much a feel of driving the old beetle. The retro interior of the New VW Beetle reminds of the original car it replaced. Photo Brian McDaidThe beetle was the best selling car in the world at one time. Now the golf which replaced the beetle in the 70’s is still the second best selling car in Ireland in 2016.Even the Golf is over 40 years old but it style and heritage is still drawing customers to make it the 2nd best selling car in Ireland.The next couple of weeks will show which manufacture, Hyundai who is presently in first, VW who is in 2nd and Toyota in 3rd will make it to the number one spot for Christmas.Happy motoring folks. DD Motoring: 2016, the year of Personal Contract Plans was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Brian McDaidShare 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:beetlebrian mc daidhyundai tusconmotoringpcpreviewvolkswagenlast_img read more

ROADS WARNING AS ICE CONTINUES TO CAUSE CHAOS – AND SNOW ON THE WAY

first_imgMOTORISTS are being warned to drive with car today after a heavy overnight frost caused long tailbacks on many routes earlier.At one stage traffic was tailed back from Mountain Top in Letterkenny all the way to Illistrin.The frost will lift later – but Met Eireann says roads in rural areas will be treacherous again this afternoon as rain turns to snow, especially in the hills. “Some heavy spells of rain are likely at times accompanied by blustery winds. However the wind and rain will ease off later. Cold, with highest afternoon temperatures ranging 3 to 9 degrees Celsius – coldest in the north, with some hill snow,” is the latest update. ROADS WARNING AS ICE CONTINUES TO CAUSE CHAOS – AND SNOW ON THE WAY was last modified: January 14th, 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)last_img read more

Nigerian airliner reported missing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Most aircraft take off from Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, in the direction of the Atlantic, and turn back toward the coast. “We still don’t have any concrete information of what became of the plane,” Ibinola said. “We’ve tried from neighboring countries to see if the plane landed there but there’s no such information.” Bellview is a privately owned Nigerian airline that mostly operates a fleet of mostly Boeing 737s on internal routes and throughout West Africa. – Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria – An airliner carrying 114 people was reported missing shortly after taking off from the Nigerian city of Lagos, officials and media reported early today. The Nigerian aircraft, operated by Bellview Airlines, lost contact with the control tower five minutes after taking off at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, said Jide Ibinola, a spokesman for the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria. It was headed for the capital, Abuja. Ibinola said those aboard included 108 passengers and six crew. Their nationalities were not immediately known. On its Web site, CNN news said Nigerian aviation authorities had confirmed that the plane had crashed. This could not be immediately confirmed. 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

GARDAI STOP 16-YEAR-OLD LEARNER DRIVING A “MONSTER”

first_imgSource: @GardaTrafficGarda Traffic Corps in Buncrana yesterday pulled over a 16-year-old driving this huge tractor with just a learner’s permit.The tractor was described as a “monster” when pictures of the vehicle were posted to the @GardaTraffic Twitter account.Gardaí have appealed to farmers to be careful with their machinery. “Appeal to all farmers Please be responsible -Work Safely. Would you let a 16 year old drive this on public road.Bsafe” Gardaí also said that proceedings have begun with the 16-year-old driver.Source: @GardaTrafficGARDAI STOP 16-YEAR-OLD LEARNER DRIVING A “MONSTER” was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:buncranafarmGardatractortrafficvehiclelast_img read more