In-form goalkeeper Neil Etheridge returns to the lineup when the Philippine Azkals face Yemen on Tuesday in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying at Panaad Stadium.A notable absentee in the 4-3 win over Tajikistan in Dushanbe in June due to club commitment, Etheridge has been recalled to the squad by coach Thomas Dooley.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Gin Kings aim to sustain run The Azkals are looking to extend their unbeaten start to three matches in Group F, where the Top 2 teams will clinch berths to the 2019 Asian Cup.FEATURED 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’ LATEST STORIES View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu
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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced After a fairly competitive third quarter wherein Magnolia took a 79-73 lead, the Hotshots brought out the fire and torched the KaTropa with a blistering 20-3 run to extend the lead to 23, 99-76, midway through the fourth quarter.Jio Jalalon was among the catalysts for Magnolia with his three straight layups putting his team ahead by 21 before Rodney Brondial capped off the run with an inside basket for the 99-76 lead.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 crownPaul Lee had 25 points to lead the Hotshots while import Justin Jackson added 18 points, 19 rebounds, and seven assists.Rodney Brondial came two rebounds shy of a double-double finishing with 15 points and eight boards for Magnolia while Jalalon had 13 points, five boards, six assists, and four steals. Commitments to PVL club team could keep Valdez, Morado from playing in PSL Invitational Conference Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Terrence Romeo led the KaTropa, who is in second, with 17 points, four rebounds, and seven assists while Roger Pogoy, fresh from his stint in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, had 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting from deep.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PBA IMAGESMagnolia finally stopped its downward spiral after a dominating win over TNT, 111-89, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Hotshots halted their three-game losing streak and got to even territory with a 4-4 record for a share of fifth place with GlobalPort while the KaTropa saw their three-game run get snapped as they dropped to 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial
LATEST STORIES “His numbers have been unbelievable. He doesn’t seem to slow down. The stuff he was doing last year in year 15 was incredible. If he keeps this up, he can pass Kareem.”Abdul-Jabbar scored a total of 38,387 points.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 ChrissJames finished with 35 points against the San Antonio Spurs to pass Nowitzki for sixth place on the all-time scoring list Saturday and became the game’s active overall points leader. He needed 21 points to surpass Nowitzki and now has a total of 31,202 points. James recorded his 21st point on a 17-foot jumper from the right side with 7:51 left in the third quarter of a 110-106 loss to the Spurs. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Jazz rout Davis-less Pelicans Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal He also passed Shaquille O’Neal for sixth on the all-time field goals list in the third quarter. In his 19-year career, O’Neal finished with 11,330.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 24: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 24, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Lakers defeated the Suns 131-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPGerman NBA star Dirk Nowitzki says he sees no reason why LeBron James can’t finish up as the greatest scorer in NBA history.“If he stays healthy, the way he’s looking and moving, he has a chance at Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar),” Nowitzki told American sports broadcaster ESPN. ADVERTISEMENT
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers play their final home regular season game tonight when they welcome the Grande Prairie Athletics.The team is coming off a much needed 6-3 win in Dawson Creek on Tuesday even though they were playing with only 13 skaters.“I hope we get some commitment from our full team,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “It’s been a struggle all year. It normally turns around at playoff time. We are the underdogs going into the playoffs.”- Advertisement -Tonight’s game at the North Peace Arena gets underway at 8:30 p.m.
1 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his team ‘deserves’ to win more titles.The reigning Premier League champions showed their mettle against table toppers Chelsea as Frank Lampard scored a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium, despite having a man sent off.And the Chilean feels the character shown in the match is proof they would be worthy winners should another trophy be lifted at the end of the current campaign, although he is expecting a tough task to keep their current crown.Pellegrini said: “It will be very difficult for us to retain the Premier League title because other teams will play the way Chelsea played.“But it will also be difficult for the other teams to stop us from retaining our title because this team has the character, the personality and the style of football which deserves to win titles.” My Manchester City team deserves to win titles, claims Pellegrini
READ: Inter Milan eye ‘move for Lionel Messi to rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus’ as club target ‘huge signing’But now Inter are said to be plotting an audacious swoop for his fierce rival, according to interesting comments made by Pirelli CEO – and Inter fan – Marco Tronchetti Provera.The quotes led to a front page story for Tuttosport on Tuesday as Tronchetti Provera suggested Suning, the club’s owners, want to make a ‘huge signing’.‘I hope that Suning, once Financial Fair Play will allow it, can make a huge signing,’ said the CEO.‘Messi? How can you say no to Messi?’Now back in the Champions League, Inter are building towards a serious assault on titles both domestically and in European competition and Messi would provide a huge boost in belief.With both players approaching the tail end of their careers, there may be a temptation for the Argentine to try his hand outside of Spain.Having lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain last summer for a world record deal, Barcelona will have no desires to sell their biggest star and asset and that is the biggest obstacle for the Italian side.-By Daily Mail- 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Now back in the Champions League, Inter are building towards a serious assault on titles both domestically and in European competition and Messi would provide a huge boost in belief.LONDON, United Kingdom, July 24 – Lionel Messi has emerged as a shock target for Inter Milan as the club want the Argentine ‘to rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus’.Ronaldo ended his nine-year La Liga dual with Messi this summer as he swapped Madrid for Turin in a Sh11.5bn (£88mn) move.
0Shares0000Ajax players celebrate after winning the Dutch Cup final against Willem II on SundayAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 7 – There are few clubs with a history to match that of Ajax, but they are in the process of writing a new chapter in Amsterdam with Erik ten Hag taking them to within sight of a first treble since the days of Johan Cruyff.On Sunday, Ten Hag’s spellbinding team secured the first leg as they beat Willem II 4-0 to win the Dutch Cup. The battle with PSV Eindhoven for the Eredivisie title resumes this weekend, and by then Ajax could be through to their first Champions League final since 1996.They take a 1-0 lead into their semi-final second leg against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, with young stars like Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek mesmerising Europe on a run that has already seen them defeat Real Madrid and Juventus.Those players have dominated the headlines, but the work done by the 49-year-old Ten Hag has been remarkable, and entirely in keeping with his progress up until now.His career as a player was unremarkable by comparison, with the 2001 Dutch Cup the only major trophy he won on the field. The midfielder captained Twente to victory on penalties against PSV Eindhoven.“He was the captain, he led by example and he always had a lot of confidence,” Scott Booth, who played in that Twente side, told AFP.Booth, a former Scotland striker, scored in the penalty shoot-out that day. He remembers Ten Hag as “not international class, but a very good club player.”“He was loyal to the club and to his team-mates, he loved the game and he loved talking about the game.”Ten Hag was close to Fred Rutten, his coach at Twente, and after ending his playing career aged just 32, he later became Rutten’s assistant at PSV.– Guardiola school –Prior to that, though, he had a spell as an assistant to Steve McClaren at Twente, helping lay the groundwork for the Englishman to go on and win a first ever Dutch title with them in 2010.These days, Ten Hag’s playing style draws comparisons to Pep Guardiola.“When we lose the ball, we must win it back immediately,” goalkeeper Andre Onana told AFP.“He is focused on that, he is always telling us that if we have control of the ball, we have the ability to push back any opponent.”In his first season as a coach in his own right, Ten Hag won promotion with Go Ahead Eagles, but he left them for a job with Bayern Munich’s reserve side in the German fourth tier.His time in Bavaria coincided with Guardiola’s first two years as Bayern coach.“I still remember very well that when I quit the Eredivisie to go and coach in the German Regionalliga, lots of people in the Netherlands were sceptical,” he told German daily Bild.– ‘Winning the lottery’ –“I never regretted that decision. To work at a club as big as Bayern, with strong characters like Pep Guardiola or (sporting director) Matthias Sammer was like winning the lottery.”Ten Hag lapped up the opportunity to watch Guardiola’s training sessions up close before returning to the Eredivisie with Utrecht in 2015.After two top-five finishes and a Dutch Cup final appearance, Ajax saw Ten Hag as the ideal man to take over midway through last season when Marcel Keizer was sacked.Europa League runners-up in 2017, Ajax were knocked out of both European competitions in the preliminary rounds last season, but Ten Hag steered them to a second-place finish. The foundations were laid for this season’s run.“What he is managing to do with such young players is remarkable,” former striker Pierre van Hooijdonk, now a leading pundit, told TV station NOS.“The likes of De Ligt, De Jong and Van de Beek have only just come out of the academy and are already playing like veterans. Ten Hag deserves huge credit.”If they go on to win a first treble since 1972, when Cruyff was starring on the field, then Ten Hag will go down as a legend at a club that has had so many great names down the years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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A family who spent three days trying to register with Irish Water has now been handed a handsome bill by their phone company… for an astonishing 278 calls.Jon and Breid Champney Warrener, from Kerrykeel, discovered to their cost that they were charged handsomely for the 278 phone calls on an itemised bill that runs into three full pages of detail.And what is more outrageous is that Irish Water has charged the family for the privilege of talking to an automated answering machine!The Tirconail Tribune reports that during their three day battle they failed to make one single contact with a human being at Irish Water.The ironic contradiction is that the family was attempting, in vain to register for payment of their water charges and nobody answered their calls.However Irish Water says their contact centre was open to customer queries at all times.But the company failed to explain why, after three days and 278 attempts by the Champney Warreners, no contact could be made with Irish Water.Attempts so far by the family to get any explanation for the cockup has failed and they say that trying to contact this company is a nightmare.Last night the family said they’ve been treated in the most shocking offhand manner by Irish Water. “Irish Water’s handling of customer queries is a total disaster,” said the couple.The family had assumed that since they were not able to contact an operator, the calls would not have been registered or charged. Now they’ve discovered otherwise and Irish Water is refusing to foot the bill. The company flatly rejected reimbursing the family for costs saying they do not refund telephone expenses incurred by customers.As the February 2nd deadline for registration approached the couple tried in vain over three days to connect with some human being in Irish Water… but to no avail.The family tried to register for water charges after being told by their landlord that the meter bill was their responsibility as tenants of the house.Breid Champney Warrener wrote to Irish Water after getting a vastly increased phone bill.She explained they wanted to pay their water charges and in principle had no objections to about paying a reasonable amount for water.She also said that she was not prepared to pay twice for water given that on top of their quarterly bill they’d now found themselves with an even bigger demand from the phone company.In response to queries from the Tribune this week the water company said: “Irish Water received a high volume of calls from customers in and around the February 2nd 2015 registration deadline, and some customers may have experienced a waiting time. The Contact Centre was however open to customer queries at all times. Irish Water does not refund telephone expenses incurred by customers.While we cannot comment on individual cases for reasons of personal data protection, we would be happy to discuss this customer’s concerns with them to ensure that they have all the information that they require.”When we rejected this reply as inadequate, the company then said they would contact the family to deal directly with their complaints.Reacting to the response from the water company, the Champney Warrener’s said the response does not come anywhere near answering our concerns of this couple. We made 278 phone calls over the three days leading up to the original deadline and we have been treated in the most shocking offhand manner by Irish Water. And to say that Irish Water does not refund expenses for not being able to get in contact with you is outrageous. Jon Champney Warrener said “Irish Water appears to have conveniently missed the real point of the complaint in that we made many attempts before and since to comply with the regulations. We have been in touch with Irish Water seeking to have this problem resolved and to no avail. I believe the lack of competency in Irish Water’s handling of customer queries is a total disaster,” he added.Then after further queries from the Tribune a spokesman for the company said in a single sentence reply: “Irish Water will contact this customer directly to deal with this complaint.”FAMILY’S 278 CALLS TO IRISH WATER LEAVES THEM WITH ANOTHER HEFTY BILL! was last modified: May 27th, 2015 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:BilldonegalIrish WaterKERRYKEELphonecalls
DONEGAL TD Pears Doherty has said that for any television debate on the referendum to be fair, inclusive and representative it must involve Sinn Féin.Pearse Doherty said: “Sinn Féin is key to the current referendum campaign and indeed the party’s stance is likely to determine the outcome.“Sinn Féin has a very clear position, campaigning for a Yes vote which is distinct and separate from that of the government. “We already know that the Taoiseach has refused to partake in public debate and that the Fianna Fáil leader has made an issue of this.“However Gerry Adams TD is on record as willing and available to debate the Seanad with with Micheál Martin.”Doherty added: “RTE or TV3 should now schedule a debate between the Sinn Fein and Fianna Fáil leaders as a matter of priority.” ‘WE’LL TAKE ON FIANNA FÁIL IN TV DEBATE’ – DOHERTY was last modified: October 1st, 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:fianna failgerry adamsPearse DohertyreferendumSeanad