Blatche, Castro, Romeo to lead PH team in Asian Games

first_imgView comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding As per ESPN 5, Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Kelly Williams, Jericho Cruz, Anthony Semerad and Don Trollano are the other TNT players part of the squad.The roster also includes Gilas Pilipinas cadets Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero and Abu Tratter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We want the Asian Games lineup to be a combination of competing for a medal as well as building for the future, thus the inclusion of three Cadets,” Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said in an interview with ESPN5.The Asian Games in Indonesia will begin on August 18. 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Chan excited to learn from Cone, reunite with Tenorio at Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKey players from TNT will mainly compose the members of the Philippine team that will compete in the Asian Games two months from now.KaTropa guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo and naturalized center Andray Blatche will lead the way for the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Crisis hit Sporting Lisbon replace president

first_imgA general meeting attended by 9,400 members on Saturday voted overwhelmingly by 71% for the 46-year-old’s resignation.The ‘Socios’, or fan stakeholders in the club, appointed a former president the 73-year-old Jose Sousa Cintra to oversee the club presidency until fresh elections in September.“Sporting is once again a club in which one can have confidence,” Sousa Cintra said.“And those who have left us can come home, the family is reunited and this is the main thing,” he added.De Carvalho, who was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017, has been blamed for the poisonous relationship with players which climaxed in an assault by masked and armed fans at the training ground in mid-May. He was suspended as president last week by a club committee but had refused to stand down. The club will hold new presidential elections on September 8.“I am no longer a member of Sporting,” he wrote in his 740-word Facebook statement, saying that he would he would “never go back to the stands” and would post a letter of resignation as a member would on Monday ending “46 years of intense love”.De Carvalho, a former leader of an ultra fan group, complained that the club wanted to become more “populist” but that he had been driven out by the “elite”. He also said he had been “cheated” by an “alliance of smelly cretins.”The crisis at the club began when Sporting lost a Europa League game to Atletico Madrid in April and De Carvalho tweeted ferocious criticism of the players.When they responded demanding “respect”, he called the players “spoilt brats” and suspended 19 of them, only to back down ahead of the next match. Shortly before Sporting lost the Portuguese Cup final to unfancied Aves in May, a 50-strong mob of fans invaded the training centre, attacked the squad, savagely beating some players.Nine players including Portugal internationals at the World Cup Rui Patricio, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes and Gelson Martins have broken their deals with the club since the horrific attack.And coach Jorge Jesus also quit the team. He has been replaced by former AC Milan and Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sporting Lisbon fans frisked by police as they arrive at Saturday’s AGM to vote for the crisis-club president’s resignation © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPALisbon, Portugal, Jun 24 – Bruno de Carvalho, the president of crisis-hit Sporting Lisbon, said Sunday that he was standing down after supporters voted that he should resign.“For me it’s over,” De Carvalho said in a long post on Facebook on Sunday. “I quit the club forever.”last_img read more

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YOUNG DONEGAL MAPPERS SCOOP TOP GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION PRIZE

first_imgMs Hennigan’s geography class giving a thumbs up for World GIS DayA group of young mappers from Loreto Convent in Letterkenny have scooped the Association of Geographic Information Prize.Last November a ‘Missing Maps Mapathon’ took place in the Loreto Convent, Letterkenny which saw 25 third year students map vulnerable parts of the world to help international agencies, like the Red Cross, to better respond to humanitarian crisis and to reach vulnerable people quicker.This event was held to mark World GIS Day and the Loreto Convent were the only secondary school in Ireland to hold an event of its kind. The students were rewarded for their efforts by securing first prize in a competition held by the Association of Geographic Information Northern Ireland (AGI NI), winning an iPad mini for their school.This event was run by the Research & Policy Unit of Donegal County Council in conjunction with the Councils Social Inclusion Unit.Twenty five 3rd year students from Ms Hennigan’s Geography class participated in the event and they were greatly assisted by Síofra Ní Fhearraigh, a transition year student who spent her work experience in the Councils Social Inclusion Unit.Ms Hennigan’s class being presented with the winning prize from the Association of Geographic Information along with staff members from Donegal County Council.The ‘young mappers of the future’ digitally mapped urban areas in the Congo Region of Africa to help international agencies like the Red Cross and Medecines Sans Frontieres to respond better to humanitarian crises and to reach vulnerable people there quicker. Ms Hennigan stated that “the Mapathon allowed me to see first hand how my students were learning about vulnerable parts of the world and through their work in making a difference there while also developing their own mapping skills. We look forward to hosting a Mapathon in Loreto Convent on an annual basis”.Ms Hennigan’s class featured on the global map of all events taking place on World GIS day and were further rewarded for their efforts by securing first prize in a competition held by the Association of Geographic Information Northern Ireland (AGI NI), winning an iPad mini for their school, kindly sponsored by Irish Mapping & GIS Solutions (www.imgs.ie).Donegal County Council’s representative on the AGI, Rosita Mahony explained that “the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) is a voluntary organisation which aims to raise awareness of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in order to make better decisions”. She congratulated Loreto Convent Letterkenny for their wonderful participation and application to the ‘Missing Maps Mapathon’ and thanked Irish Mapping and GIS Solutions for their prize sponsorship.Simon Wheeler, Chair of AGINI said “The Missing Maps project is a fantastic project allowing everyone of all ages to make an active contribution to humanitarian relief. Without maps, the aid agencies cannot deliver help as effectively. It is also a great way for students to take an active interest in mapping and location data which can be an invaluable skill throughout their lives and we were delighted to be involved”.As part of Geography Awareness Week which is celebrated globally from the 15th to the 21st of November, World GIS Day is a key event on the geographer’s calendar. World GIS Day first took place in 1999 as an international day for geographers to demonstrate real world applications that are making a difference and to educate young users of the benefits in using digital maps to make better decisions. ENDPhoto 1 – Ms Hennigan’s geography class giving a thumbs up for World GIS DayPhoto 2 – Ms Hennigan class being presented with the winning prize from the Association of Geographic Information along with staff members from Donegal County Council.YOUNG DONEGAL MAPPERS SCOOP TOP GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION PRIZE was last modified: April 25th, 2016 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:donegalletterkennyLORETO CONVENTmapperslast_img read more

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DD NOTICE: NAOMH ULTAN GAA CLUB HOST 8K FUN RUN JUNE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

first_imgDD NOTICE: NAOMH ULTAN GAA CLUB HOST 8K FUN RUN JUNE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LOCAL: DD NOTICE: Naomh Ultan GAA ClubNoticesSportlast_img read more

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MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

first_imgFrank McBreartyMay is the Month of Mental Health Awareness and Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr is inviting you to come along to the National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM).Donegal Daily is a proud supporter of the conference.This conference will be chaired by well known RTE presenter Miriam O’Callaghan and includes a list of special guest speakers including Minister for State Kathleen Lynch TD and Jim McGuinness. There will be a number of discussions with expert panelists including Dr. Tony Bates founding Director of Headstrong the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Charlie McHugh, well known Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist along with a number of sports personalities including Patsy McGonagle, Anne-Marie McDaid, Myles Sweeney and Anne-Marie Ward.The conference will also include exhibitions and stands from numerous groups and organisations that are providing services and supports throughout the country.The National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM) will take place on Friday 31 May 2013 from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Finn Suite, Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. DonegalEveryone is welcome and although the conference is free, booking is essential. To book your place email SAMconference2013@donegalcoco.ie or call 074 91 53900.  MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE was last modified: May 23rd, 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:MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCElast_img read more

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RUFFLED FEATHERS AS HAWK-EYE COMES TO DONEGAL!

first_imgHawk-eye television came to the GAA pitches of Donegal today!The bird of prey on top of a GAA goalpost in Letterkenny today. Pic by M Bourke.This visitor was snapped perched on a goalpost at Scoil Cholmcille, Convent Road in Letterkenny.Later he turned up nearby on trees overlooking a garden with some bird-feeders. It probably means the last of the turkey is finished. Many thanks to MF Bourke for the very apt photo!Send any of your pictures to info@donegaldaily.com and we’ll try to publish them. RUFFLED FEATHERS AS HAWK-EYE COMES TO DONEGAL! was last modified: December 27th, 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:donegalhawk-eyeletterkennylast_img read more

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Murder probe launched after body discovered in Sligo

first_imgSligo Gardaí have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a 20-year-old man this afternoon.Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in a house at Connolly Street, Sligo at approximately 1.30pm this afternoon.Investigating Gardaí believe that the young man was the victim of an assault. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 31-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with this investigation and is currently detained at Ballymote Garda Station.The office of the state pathologist has been notified and a Garda technical team are currently at the scene.Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or anyone with information to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071-9157000, the Garda Confidential line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.Investigations are ongoing. Murder probe launched after body discovered in Sligo was last modified: February 24th, 2018 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:Gardaiinvestigationmurdersligolast_img read more

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Guide to hosting an unforgettable Last/First New Year’s event

first_img SharePrint RelatedHow to host the best New Year’s event for Last/FirstNovember 28, 2017In “Community”Out with the old, in with these two new souvenirs!November 8, 2018In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”How to throw an awesome New Year’s geocaching bash in 5 easy stepsNovember 10, 2015In “Community” Special thanks to Natalie for her event-organizing expertise on this blog post!Share with your Friends:More New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. While end-of-year traditions come in many shapes and sizes, this year you can start a new tradition by hosting an event with your geocaching buddies while earning two new souvenirs.This year, we invite you to say ‘Thanks’ to 2018 and welcome 2019 with two new geocaching souvenirs. Earning the souvenirs is easy:Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31 to earn the Thanks 2018 souvenir.Find a geocache or attend an event on January 1 to earn the Hello 2019 souvenir.Without further ado, here are five easy steps to hosting a great New Year’s Eve geocaching bash!Step 1: Choose a themeLike creating a GIFF film, all great Event Caches start out with a theme. We’ve brainstormed a few ideas to get you inspired:Throw a “geocaching resolutions” party. Have everyone choose a geocaching resolution to complete in 2019 (“Complete my Difficulty/Terrain grid,” “Hide my first cache,” or “Invite someone new to geocaching”). Bonus points if everyone meets again at the end of the year to see who followed through with their resolutions!Keep things “Hygge.” Pronounced hue-guh, the Danish word Hygge is the state of being warm, cozy, or charming. Plan a daytime event on January 1 at a coffee shop or cafe so geocachers can warm up (or cool down) after finding their first geocache(s) of the year.Step 2: Select the date and time of your eventThis is an easy one: plan your event for December 31 or January 1 so it qualifies for a souvenir. When selecting a time, remember some guests may bring young kids, so you may want to plan your event earlier on New Year’s Eve or even schedule a daytime event on January 1.Reminder: The geocaching guidelines prohibit event stacking. To avoid this, Event Caches must be:Held at different timesOrganized by different geocachersHave a minimum duration of 30 minutes, andTake place at different locations than other events.The last day to submit your event is December 17th! Check out the geocaching guidelines for more information.Step 3: Find a venueYou can host Event Caches anywhere available to the public—a restaurant, park, or even your house. Be sure to find a place that has enough space for activities! Don’t forget to provide a description of your event in the Cache Details. This is a great place to explain any limitations with the venue such as whether it’s dog friendly. You can also add a reminder here to dress warm for an outdoor event.Step 4: Plan fun and engaging activitiesA great way to make your event fun for all is to schedule activities to help your guests meet each other. Here are four ideas to get you started:Do a polar plunge. There’s no cooler way to bond with fellow geocachers than by jumping into freezing water together at the height of winter! For lucky geocachers in the Southern Hemisphere, host a picnic on the beach and enjoy the warmth of summer.Create a geocaching bucket list. As a group, make a bucket list of geocaches you want to find in 2019. Make plans throughout the year to find them together!Play geocaching bingo. Create a bingo card based on geocaching achievements (“Earned a new country souvenir” or “Found more than 100 geocaches”). Guests must find other geocachers at the event who have completed the achievements to fill in their board.Bake a lucky trackable into a cake. In Greece, coins are baked into bread or cake, and whoever finds the coin has good luck for the entire year! Give your guests the gift of geocaching luck by hiding a trackable in the dessert. Make sure to mention this to them before they take a bite!Step 5: Invite friends, new and old!Now that you’re feeling inspired, create a new event on Geocaching.com. Remember, events must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event date. Once it has been published, share the GC code with your local geocaching organization.Whether you’re already a well-established social butterfly or a first-time attendee, geocaching events are a great way to meet new people who share your love for geocaching. We hope these tips help you host a rockin’ New Year’s Eve geocaching bash!What tips do you have for throwing an unforgettable geocaching New Year’s event? Tell us in the comments below!last_img read more

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Gunbattle breaks out between militants and security forces

first_imgA gunbattle broke out this afternoon between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Kashmir, police said. The exchange of fire is going on between the two sides, a police spokesman said. He said further details of the incident are awaited.last_img

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Football World Cup qualifiers: India ready for UAE, says Chhetri

first_imgThe equation for India is simple: a victory margin of four goals against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup football qualifying here on Thursday will keep them in the fray, otherwise, the dream for a place in the 2014 finals will stretch by another four years.The task, nonetheless, is as tough as it gets, especially after the 0-3 defeat to the UAE in the away tie last week. As the Indian team gears up for the door-die second leg of the qualifiers at the Ambedkar Stadium, forward Sunil Chhetri believes all is not yet lost, though the goal is tough.”What happened in the UAE was unfortunate. We lost two players (to the red card) within the first 25 minutes and we also conceded two penalties. We played well with nine men and the fact that we conceded only one goal from field-play gives us confidence,” Chhetri said on Tuesday. “We have shrugged off the shock of the defeat and the team is ready for the next match.” Chhetri acknowledged the superiority of their Gulf opponents. “We have to play our best game physically, tactically, technically, as the UAE are far better than us,” he said.India’s shock 2-1 win over Qatar in a friendly prior to the UAE match gives Chhetri inspiration. “Many people said it was a bad decision to play Qatar before the qualifiers as a big loss would deal a blow to our confidence. But we shocked everyone,” he said.Sunil Chhetri is confident that India can come back”It was an inspiring win, one which we cherish. So keeping that in mind, we need to start fresh in the second leg.” The team’s No. 1 goalkeeper Subrata Paul and defender Debabrata Roy were shown red cards in the first leg and will miss Thursday’s match.”Both players were an important part of our team, but their absence also opens the opportunity for two other players to prove their mettle,” Chhetri said.advertisement”Karanjit Singh who came in place for Subrata played a good game. And this is a chance for him. For the last five years, Subrata has been the first choice goalkeeper for India, thanks to his form and fitness. Now, Karanjit has a chance to show his talent.” Though Karanjit is most likely to fill in the shoes of Subrata, Roy’s substitute has yet not been decided.Chhetri is also happy that the match is being played at the Ambedkar Stadium, which has been a lucky venue for India in the last few years. “We won two Nehru Cup tournaments at the Ambedkar Stadium. This has been a lucky ground for us. Hope it remains so this time too,” he said.Chhetri Has a NiggleThe Indian team practiced at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday, but Chhetri did not practice with the main team.Though the rest of the players practiced set- piece movements and also a small game among themselves, Chhetri did only physical training and running under physical trainer Suresh Babu.”I have a minor injury in the ankle which I got during the UAE match. It’s nothing major though I did not practice with the team as I didn’t want to take chances,” he said.last_img read more

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