Petron exacts sweet revenge

first_imgThe 6-foot-1 Stalzer first played on local shores as a reinforcement for Cignal in 2014, but in the next two years donned the colors of Foton and helped the Tornadoes win two consecutive Grand Prix titles. In 2015, she won her first MVP.Then she joined the Blaze Spikers in 2017, but lost the title to the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers. Coming back this year, Stalzer was playing with a mission, and she got even with the Cargo Movers after leading the Blaze Spikers to a 2-1 win in the title series.“I can’t describe it, the support is phenomenal unlike anywhere else I ever played in,” said Stalzer. “That’s what keeps me coming back. The true heart of the Filipino fans and teammates, the people here in general is what keeps me coming back.”Generous with her praises for Stalzer, Bell also paid tribute to Hurley who sustained an injury going into the crucial stretch of the conference.“These guys reached this point with Hillary’s help,” said Bell. “I was just too glad to be able to help the team. I was under great pressure to perform well and prove myself.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lindsay Stalzer was giving her post-match speech, talking about the Most Valuable Player award which she felt she didn’t deserve, when Katharine Bell butted in.“You earned it, girl,” Bell said as no one really objected.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “Because what she does for the team is really [special], Bell explained. “Like [Friday] night, I was talking to our teammates and told them: ‘I don’t want Lindsay’s job because she has too much to manage and do for all of us.’”Bell, replacing Hillary Hurley in the semifinals and exploding for 42 points in Game 1 of the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finals, added: “You’re not like just the MVP of the game, but MVP in life being in the Philippines.”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 crownStalzer was obviously trying to tone down the effects of her second MVP award, something no other import has ever done in the league.“Yeah, you have to mention I was the first import to play for five seasons,” added the 33-year-old Illinois native. Swashbuckling PVL debut for Creamline Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

Volunteers still needed for upcoming Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With four months to go until Fort St. John hosts the 2020 B.C. Winter Games, organizers are still looking for the community’s help.According to B.C. Winter Games Treasurer, Tony Zabinsky, 1,800 volunteers are required to assist with the Winter Games.Zabinsky says volunteers are the driving force of the Games and will be needed in various positions such as meal preparation and transportation.- Advertisement -According to Zabinsky, they are not necessarily looking for volunteers with a specific skill set but for volunteers that can offer help and knowledge in various capacities.Coming to Fort St. John for the Games will be 1,277 athletes, 313 coaches, and 211 officials.The 2020 B.C. Winter Games is taking place from February 20 to the 23 in Fort St. John.Advertisement For more information, you can visit bcgames.org.last_img read more

Western Financial giving kids a good night’s sleep

first_imgFor an update on this story, click here. Western Financial has committed $10,000 towards the campaign, but with a goal of $40,000 Sall says more donations are needed.However, she has added that there’s been ongoing support from the community. The Fort St. John BC Liquor Store has donated 1,000 teddy bears from its twin bear program. [asset|aid=2573|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5d5807a999eaf343e1c1e3e466a75563-Connie Sall 2_1_Pub.mp3] The campaign is ongoing, and kits are being assembled as donations roll in.Advertisement By Christine Rumleskiecenter_img It will be a good night for more 1,000 kids in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The city’s Western Financial Group is spearheading a ‘Good Night, Sleep Tight’ PJ Campaign for kids who are experiencing a tough time.The local branch is trying to raise money for PJ’s, toothbrushes, bedtime books, and other nighttime necessities.Branch Manager Connie Sall says the items will be packaged into kits, and distributed to women shelters and even foster parents.[asset|aid=2572|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5d5807a999eaf343e1c1e3e466a75563-Connie Sall 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Ronaldo hits late Juventus winner, Napoli rage at refs

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stoppage-time winner for Juventus from the penalty spot © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Oct 31 – Cristiano Ronaldo converted a 96th-minute penalty as Juventus defeated Thiago Motta’s Genoa 2-1 to reclaim top spot in Serie A on Wednesday, while Napoli were left seething after conceding a disputed late equaliser against Atalanta.Ronaldo sat out the 1-1 draw at Lecce over the weekend but Juve looked set to drop more points on his return in Turin as Christian Kouame’s fluke equaliser cancelled out a header from Leonardo Bonucci. The Portuguese forward saw a stoppage-time strike ruled out by VAR for offside before he won a last-gasp penalty after he was fouled by Toni Sanabria.Ronaldo drilled the spot-kick low beyond Ionut Radu for his fifth league goal of the season to send Maurizio Sarri’s Juve back above Inter Milan at the summit.“It was a difficult game against a well organised team but Juve must keep going until the end,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport.“We suffered a lot tonight but we created a lot and deserved this win.”Genoa, in their second game under Motta, played most of the second half with 10 men after Francesco Cassata was sent off, while Juve substitute Adrien Rabiot was dismissed late on for two bookable offences.Atalanta twice fought back from a goal behind to hold Napoli to a 2-2 draw at the San Paolo, where a fiery ending resulted in red cards for Carlo Ancelotti and his assistant.Josip Ilicic struck a contentious 86th-minute equaliser that was upheld following a lengthy VAR review, as Napoli appealed for a penalty.Napoli forward Fernando Llorente tumbled to the ground after jostling with Simon Kjaer in the Atalanta area before the visitors countered and scored through Ilicic.A five-minute interruption followed before the referee awarded the goal without reviewing the incident on the touchline monitor.“I consider what happened an attack on my professionalism, my players and my club,” Ancelotti said.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis was livid with the officiating.“If there is VAR it’s pointless creating eight minutes of additional time because all that happens is pushing and shouting,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“And what is this buffoonery from the referee who kicks out a gentleman like Ancelotti?“We’re fed up. Without us the referees would be peeling potatoes. We’re tired of paying for this standard of refereeing.”– Roma, Lazio move above Napoli –Nikola Maksimovic had headed Napoli into the lead on 16 minutes, but Remo Freuler levelled just before half-time when his shot squirmed through goalkeeper Alex Meret.Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik hit the post and crossbar before putting Napoli back on top on 71 minutes when he raced onto a Fabian Ruiz pass and rounded Pierluigi Gollini.However, Ilicic levelled and nearly grabbed a winner in stoppage time for Atalanta, who stayed third but now trail leaders Juve by five points.“From the pitch, I thought it was a penalty. Then, seeing the images, I saw a big elbow to Kjaer’s face,” Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini said of the passage of play that led to his team’s controversial equaliser.“The images are very clear. Whoever was in the VAR booth confirmed what the referee saw, but I’m rightly biased.”Roma climbed above Napoli into fourth after a 4-0 rout of Udinese despite losing Federico Fazio to a red card on 31 minutes.Nicolo Zaniolo opened the scoring before the dismissal of Fazio for a foul as the last defender.Chris Smalling doubled Roma’s lead early in the second half with a Justin Kluivert goal and Aleksandar Kolarov penalty wrapping up victory.Ciro Immobile struck twice to take his league-leading tally to 12 goals as Lazio swept Torino aside 4-0.Cagliari extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a 3-2 win over Bologna while Fiorentina came from behind to defeat Sassuolo 2-1.Sampdoria remain rooted to the foot of the table despite Gaston Ramirez salvaging a 1-1 draw with an injury-time equaliser at home to Lecce.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MIKE DENVER IS STAR ATTRACTION AT BUNDORAN RNLI LIFEBOAT DINNER DANCE

first_imgThe annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Dinner Dance has been launched!The dinner dance, now in its 41st year is the flagship fundraising event for the charity that saves lives at sea and will be held once again at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran on Friday 29th January 2016.As part of Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Town event which happened recently, the charity applied for match funding from the bank and received the news in the past week that they had been successful. Event director Cormac McGurran said: “We are grateful to Bank of Ireland for their contribution.“We were forced to cancel the soapbox race during the year due to bad weather which had an effect on our fundraising. Mike Denver is this year’s artist and a great night of food, fun and music is promised on January 29th.”Tickets are on sale locally from all lifeboat crew members, BMG Hardware Bundoran, McNern Barbers Ballyshannon, Temptations Beauty Studio Ballyshannon and Bundoran Tourist Office and would make an ideal Christmas present.  MIKE DENVER IS STAR ATTRACTION AT BUNDORAN RNLI LIFEBOAT DINNER DANCE was last modified: November 26th, 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:Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Dinner DanceMike Denverlast_img read more

Lawyer: Blake is guilty

first_img “Husbands don’t get to decide whether their wives should die,” Dubin said. “There are no more holidays or Christmases with their mom because it wasn’t good for Robert Blake’s schedule. This was not Robert Blake’s retirement plan.” Defense attorney Peter Ezzell countered in his closing argument that there wasn’t enough evidence connecting Blake to his wife’s killing. “The motive is missing from what we have heard over the past two months,” Ezzell said. “The evidence remains unclear whether the plaintiffs’ claim is that Mr. Blake killed Miss Bakley or someone else did.” Blake has repeatedly denied killing his wife. He claims he left Bakley in the car to go back inside the restaurant to retrieve a handgun he carried for protection but accidentally left in their booth, then found her shot when he went back out to the car. There was no testimony that anyone saw Blake return to the restaurant. Dubin suggested that Blake became obsessed with getting rid of his wife. “You start building things up in your mind and it’s all you ever think of,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Dubin alleged that in an eight-month span before Bakley died, Blake tried to distance himself from her and then attempted to hire two former Hollywood stuntmen to kill her. “It’s too much to say he didn’t do it,” Dubin said. “He did it. I wish he didn’t, but he did.” Dubin showed the courtroom photographs including one of Bakley with a gunshot wound to her head. Her adult children, Holly and Glenn Gawron, turned their faces away from the projector screen. Their attorney also displayed a photograph of Bakley with her children. Despite a background that included a mail-order business that conned men out of money by selling nude photos, Bakley didn’t deserve to die, he said. BURBANK An attorney representing the children of Robert Blake’s slain wife in a wrongful-death lawsuit pleaded with jurors Thursday to find the actor liable for her death. Eric Dubin said in a closing argument that Blake was responsible for the death of 44-year-old Bonny Lee Bakley, who was shot in the actor’s car May 4, 2001, outside a Studio City restaurant where they had just dined. The 72-year-old Blake, who married Bakley in November 2000 after tests showed he was the father of her baby, Rosie, was acquitted of murder in March after a criminal trial. Bakley’s children then sued Blake in an attempt to have him found civilly liable and to win damages. Blake’s former handyman Earle Caldwell is a co-defendant. Closing arguments concluded Thursday and jurors were expected to get the case today. last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Faces California in First Round of NCAA Championship

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University men’s tennis team heads to Champaign, Illinois, for its 12th NCAA Championship appearance this weekend. The Bulldogs will face California in the first round of the tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3. A win would mean a second-round matchup with either the host team, Illinois, or Western Michigan.This will be Drake’s third-straight NCAA Championship appearance and the team’s eighth time playing in Champaign in the tournament. The Bulldogs are looking for their first NCAA tournament win since 2015 when the team earned a 4-2 win over Louisville that was also hosted by Illinois.Drake pulled off of a narrow 4-3 victory over Denver in the Summit League championship game to secure its second-straight Summit League title, and are heading into the NCAA Championship with a 19-13 record. The Bulldogs have lots of momentum, winning five straight matches. Veteran leadership, including a quartet of All-Summit League Team members, will look to take advantage of that momentum in their match against California. Vinny Gillespie leads the Bulldogs with 22 wins in singles play. Bayo Philips is close behind with 20, while fellow senior Tom Hands currently holds a 19-9 singles record, including 2-1 against ranked opponents. In all, the team’s five seniors have combined for 96 of the team’s 120 singles match wins.California is currently ranked No. 24 in the country after rising nine spots, thanks in part to a strong week that included three wins over ranked opponents. Bjorn Hoffman leads the Golden Bears with 26 singles wins, and Can Kaya has an impressive 16-4 doubles record in dual matches. California’s No. 1 doubles team, Jacob Brumm and Yuta Kikuchi, are currently ranked No. 28 in the country.Print Friendly Version Live Stats Live Video Story Links Tournament Central last_img read more

HARKIN’S ANGER AS €3.5 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS GO OUTSIDE THE STATE

first_imgIt was totally unacceptable that €3.5 billion in government contracts were being awarded outside the state in a situation where Irish companies could not afford the cost of tenders, an MEP has said.This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she called for the creation of a tender preparation unit to assist Irish companies to pitch for the €multi billion in contracts awarded by the state each year.She said:- “At a time of severe economic stress for the state, and for Irish industry, it is totally unacceptable that €3.5 billion in contracts out of the total of €12 billion awarded in 2013 were awarded to companies based outside of Ireland. “If, as suggested in a recent report, a significant reason for failure of Irish companies to tender is lack of financial resources to bid, a way must be found to ensure they are put in a position to do so.“It should not be beyond the resources existing between the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and the County Enterprise Boards to produce a support mechanism to ensure that Irish contracts, capable of being fulfilled in Ireland, should not be lost due to lack of ability to pitch for the business.“A mechanism which does not contravene EU Regulations should be developed as a matter of urgency to ensure that no business which can be retained in Ireland to create vitally needed jobs is lost unnecessarily to bidders abroad”, Marian Harkin MEP concluded.  HARKIN’S ANGER AS €3.5 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS GO OUTSIDE THE STATE was last modified: December 30th, 2013 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:HARKIN’S ANGER AS €3.5 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS GO OUTSIDE THE STATEmarian harkinMEPlast_img read more

Coaches Association demands Misagga’s apology over comments on James Odoch

first_imgMisagga is accused of making demeaning comments on James Odoch (file photo)KAMPALA – In the aftermath of comments made by Nyamityobora FC Chairperson, Ben Missaga on former club head coach, James Odoch on Sunday evening, the Uganda Football Coaches Association (UFCA) has demanded that the former SC Villa President apologizes.Through their Chief Executive Officer, Badru Kaddu Mukasa, the body demands a public apology to the Uganda Football Coaches Association, players, fans, the general public and the entire football fraternity at large for the unbecoming behavior and language used towards Odoch.The apology, according to the press release must be done within 48 hours, lest they will ban their association with Nyamityobora Football Club.“Following the results from the match between KCCA and Nyamityobora Football Club on Sunday, 25th November 2018, coach James Odoch, a registered member of the Uganda Football Coaches Association was sacked by the management of Nyamitybora Football Club, reads the latter.“We understand the management of the club has the rights to employ and sack but our surprise was the way the chairman of Nyamityobora FC went ahead to post ashaming and degrading tweets on the social media which are not only hurting our brother but also our profession as well.“We write in deep concern over the ways in which the press and those on the social media have turned tweets made against our member into trending topics and headlines.In the latter, the Association goes on to request Misagga to come out and apologize to the football fraternity.“It is upon this background therefore that we request Eng. Ben Misagga (The President of Nyamityobora Football Club) to come out officially and apologize to the Uganda Football Coaches Association, players, fans, the general public and the football fraternity at large for his unbecoming behavior and language used towards our fellow coach over his last loss against KCCA F.C.“This communication must be done in the next 48 hours and failure to adhere to this, will lead us ban the entire football coaches in Uganda and in the region around and internationally to trade with Nyamityobora Football Club.On Sunday, after Nyamityobora were walloped 6-1 by KCCA FC, Misagga tweeted on his twitter handle that;“Odoch can not March Nyamityobora FC technical works, within three days, we shall give Nyamityobora another person who can measure to the challange, I DONT GROOM COACHES, Nyamityobora is not a learning process for coaching.After receiving the UFCA latter, Misagga has since come out and made further comments.“I did not injury the person of coach James Odoch. All the comments I made were by me as an individual not the president of Nyamityobora Football Club. Apologize! For what? Therefore, I will not apologize”It remains to be seen whether Misagga who has clashed with several personnel on Social Media lately, will retreat his words and apologize.Nyamityobora is currently minus a head coach, a situation which does not help their cause as they sit second from bottom on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table.Odoch was the man responsible for guiding Nyamityobora to the top flight for the first time in their history, last season. He and his side have had a baptisim of fire in the top flight, winning only one of their first eight games whilst losing six.Comments Tags: Ben MisaggaJames Odochtoplast_img read more

Steve Kerr to apologetic DeMarcus Cousins: “Don’t do that again”

first_imgOfficial Scott Foster ejected Cousins during … NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins has yet to play in an NBA game with the Warriors, yet coach Steve Kerr has already had an issue with his behavior.Kerr said he offered a stern message to Cousins on Saturday about his ejection from the bench during Friday’s game against the Knicks.“‘Don’t do that again,’” Kerr recalled saying before Sunday’s game against Brooklyn. Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more