Steph Curry dances and dazzles in Manila return

first_imgKevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:14Carpio 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 Curry capped the first day of his visit with some hoops and some jukes as he danced and played alongside current PBA players.Heads up MMDA, Steph (@StephenCurry30) does the In My Feelings challenge! #WiredDifferent #SC30AsiaTour— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 7, 2018Amateur players from the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand played in a couple of 3×3 games divided into girls and boys’ divisions.ADVERTISEMENT Not yet done: Curry determined to lead Warriors to more titles View comments MOST READ It was a long wait but NBA superstar Stephen Curry delivered on his promise to return to the Philippines and enthrall thousands of his supporters.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title There was also skills course featuring PBA players Poy Erram, Troy Rosario, Mark Barroca, and PJ Simon, who won the exhibition, and shootout contest starring Marc Pingris, Christian Luanzon, Harvey Carey, Willie Miller, and their sons.Miller and his son topped the preliminaries which was also participated by Stanley Pringle, Von Pessumal, and Fiba 3×3 3-point shootout champion Janine Pontejos.Steph and Dell winning the father and son shootout contest. #WiredDifferent #SC30AsiaTour | @BLozadaINQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 7, 2018Curry joined the action to the delight of the fans, but lost to Simon in their skills course.But teaming up with his father Dell, Curry showcased his sweet shooting stroke and defeated Miller in the culmination of the shootout contest.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Curry last visited Manila in 2015 right after Golden State won the Larry O’Brien trophy and this year’s trip also followed another championship for the Warriors, who have gained a big fan base here in this basketball-crazy country.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It feels great, so much support here in the Philippines in what I do in the basketball court,” said Curry Friday during a showcase at Mall of Arena Arena as part of the Philippine stop for his Under Armour Asia Tour.“I told everyone at MOA Arena that I will be back and it took a long time to get back.” LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Street closed due to water main leak

first_imgPhoto: City workers attempt to fix water main leak/ Adam Reaburn, – Advertisement -A ruptured water main has caused water to pour over a Fort St. John street.A leak in an underground water main between 102 St and 100 St on 95 Ave, has caused a large volume of water to flow onto the road.City workers have isolated the area and are still working to reach the leak to stop the flow of water.According to Utilities Superintendent Jeremy Garner, officials are not sure of the direct cause of the leak, but will complete a series leak tests in attempts to narrow down the cause. He says the weather and frost could have caused the leak, as these are older pipes and can be affected by the cold climate.Garner could not specify how long the repairs will take and asks people to avoid the area until the issue has been resolved.Advertisement The leaking water main is the same main the city designated a portion of the capital budget to fix later on in the year. As a result, the problem will be temporarily fixed for the winter, until the City can replace the pipe in the spring.last_img read more

Pension pity

first_imgIT’S human nature to pry the most possible out of a good thing – to suck the last bit of lobster from the claw, to lick the ice cream bowl, to hit the snooze button until the very last minute before getting out of bed. But this aspect of human nature can lead all too often down a dark road when the compulsion to wring the last drop of goodness from something isn’t balanced with a thought of its long-term consequences. And that’s exactly what’s happening with the county’s pension system. According to an independent analysis, following up disclosures in the Daily News, a majority of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters have figured out how to game the pension system. They maximize their already sweet pensions through questionable disability claims or “spiking” their last year’s pay, which is what each individual pension’s future worth is based on. Indeed, there’s an entire culture of pension maximization that encourages and supports this kind of behavior. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They’re getting theirs, but at what cost? This naked contempt for both the public treasury and the pensions of future generations is appalling, not to mention disappointing. It’s a pity that employees who are charged with keeping the public safe have no problem fleecing the public when they retire. That these workers get lucrative pensions at all is a bit of a miracle considering that pensions are virtually a thing of the past in the private sector. If there is any hope of keeping the county’s pension system from bankrupting the treasury, steps must be taken to revise state law that allows for such abuse. The county Board of Supervisors has plenty of influence in California’s politics. Now’s the time for members to wield it before it’s too late.last_img read more

Liverpool upbeat after transfer coups as Man Utd sweat

first_imgPremier League clubs spent a record £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion, 1.57 million euros)) on players in a summer splurge last year, according to football analysts Deloitte.But there is nothing so far to match the arrival of Paul Pogba at Manchester United two years ago in a then world-record deal or Alexis Sanchez’s move from the Emirates to Old Trafford in January.The transfer window closes at 1600 GMT on August 9, a day before the first game of the season, which sees Manchester United take on Leicester City.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp did his business early, bringing in Brazil’s World Cup goalkeeper Alisson just weeks after two shocking errors by Loris Karius in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez in action for his new club in a pre-season friendly in Miami © AFP/File / RHONA WISEHe also picked up midfielders Fabinho from Monaco and Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and added Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri to an already formidable array of attacking talent that includes Mohamed Salah.But the German manager is warning Liverpool not to get carried away with celebrating their success in the transfer market after splurging more than £170 million.“We need to be ready for the big challenges, the big goals,” he said. “We have to be this angry, aggressive, greedy team full of desire that wants to win each game.“All the other teams have quality as well so we need to be ready for fights, not celebrating signings and stuff.”Mourinho, unable to resist an early dig at his rival, said Liverpool’s transfer activity ought to increase expectations of a first top-flight title since 1990.“With the investments you are making last season and you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League — you have to say you are a big candidate, you have to win,” Mourinho said during United’s pre-season tour of the United States, during which they were thumped 4-1 by Liverpool.Is Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on his way to Real Madrid? © AFP / Geoff CADDICKThe United boss himself has cut an increasingly frustrated figure in the build-up to the season, lamenting his failure to land his top targets.The Portuguese is desperate to close the gap to Guardiola’s side but so far has just picked up Brazil midfielder Fred, who did not play a single minute at the World Cup in Russia, young defender Diogo Dalot from Porto, and veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant.City, who finished 19 points clear of United last season, have been relatively quiet this time around but they finally snared Mahrez for £60 million, further enhancing their dazzling forward options.The City boss said he was unfazed by Liverpool’s lavish spending, remaining happy with the nucleus of the squad that romped to the Premier League title.“Every club does what they believe, I understand completely,” he said. “They are contenders to win the title, Liverpool are always a contender because of the history they have.”– Hazard to stay? –Chelsea’s Eden Hazard looked like he could be at the centre of one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer when he hinted at the World Cup he might want a fresh challenge.His comments sparked speculation he could be off to Real Madrid to replace the departed Cristiano Ronaldo.The European champions have also been linked with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Brazil forward Willian.Britain’s Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday that Courtois has told Chelsea he will quit the club next year on a free transfer unless they sell him this summer.The only major signing for the 2016-17 Premier League champions is Brazil midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, with new boss Maurizio Sarri professing himself bored with the transfer market.Arsenal, preparing for a season under a new manager for the first time for more than two decades, have signed a clutch of players including Switzerland defender Stephan Lichtsteiner but Unai Emery has not yet landed a marquee name.Tottenham, about to move into a new stadium, are the only one of the top sides not to have signed a single player.There is still time but the clock is ticking.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil goalkeeper Alisson has joined Liverpool © AFP/File / JOE KLAMARLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 2 – Liverpool have spent big in the transfer window in an attempt to close the gap on Premier League champions Manchester City but it has been a summer of intense frustration for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.Elsewhere, Pep Guardiola finally landed Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez for a club-record fee in an otherwise quiet window so far for City while Arsenal have signed a clutch of players but no marquee names to whet the appetite.last_img read more

Whale may have evolved from raccoon-size creature

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champNewer fossils point to the deer-like Indohyus. The animal is a “missing link” to the sister species to ancient whales, said Hans Thewissen, an anatomy professor at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. “As a zoo animal, it looks nothing like a whale,” Thewissen said. But, he added, when it comes to anatomical features, the Indohyus “is quite strikingly like one.” Thewissen, who earlier published papers on fossils of what he called the first amphibious whale and the skeleton of the oldest known whale, studied hundreds of Indohyus bones unearthed from mudstone in the Kashmir region of India. From that cache of bones he created a composite skeleton of a 48 million-year-old creature. The key finding connecting Indohyus to the whale is its thickened ear bone, something only seen in cetaceans. An examination of its teeth showed that the land-dwelling creature spent lots of time in the water and may have fed there, like hippos and whales. Also, the specific positioning and shape of certain molars connects Indohyus to the earliest whales, which are about 50 million years old, Thewissen said. “The earliest whales didn’t look like whales at all,” Thewissen said. “It looked like a cross between a pig and a dog.” They lost their legs and ability to walk on land about 40 million years ago, he said. And the Indohyus? “A tiny little deer maybe the size of a raccoon and no antlers,” Thewissen said. He said it most resembles the current African mousedeer, which has a rat-like nose and “when danger approaches, it jumps in the water and hides.” India and Pakistan were the general region where early whales lived. That matches with the Indohyus but not the early African hippos, Thewissen said. While modern-day cetaceans are known to be smart, early whales and Indohyus had small brains, the researcher said. Other scientists were intrigued, but far from convinced, especially since the case for hippos has looked good, they said. “While this new hypothesis for the origin of whales is compelling, it will require further testing, especially since other recent studies have suggested both hippos and Raoellids were involved in whale ancestry,” San Diego State University biology professor Annalisa Berta said in an e-mail. Raoellids are the larger grouping of species that include the Indohyus. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The gigantic ocean-dwelling whale may have evolved from a land animal the size of a small raccoon, new research suggests. What might be the missing evolutionary link between whales and land animals is an odd animal that looks like a long-tailed deer without antlers or an overgrown long-legged rat, fossils indicate. The creature is called Indohyus, and recently unearthed fossils reveal some crucial evolutionary similarities between it and water-dwelling cetaceans, such as whales, dolphins and porpoises. For years, the hippo has been the leading candidate for the closest land relative because of its similar DNA and whale-like features. So some scientists were skeptical of the new hypothesis by an Ohio anatomy professor whose work was being published today in the journal Nature. last_img read more


first_imgAnnette and Gerard Diver of The Burtonport Annual Sponsored Kayakcommittee presenting a cheque to Anne Marie and Sue of Dungloe Hospital.The Burtonport Annual Sponsored Kayak raised €1868 through their recent sponsored Kayak and Charity Calendar.All monies raised are going to two very worthy charities – Donegal Branch of MS and Dungloe Hospital.The Burtonport Annual Sponsored Kayak committee would like to thank all who submitted photos for the calendar, took part in the Kayak and raised money in any way. Each charity were each presented with a cheque for €934.    BURTONPORT ON CREST OF A WAVE AFTER SPONSORED KAYAK was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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:Burtonport KayakDonegal MSdungloe hospitallast_img read more


first_imgThe public are invited to attend the Donegal County Museum for the launch of the ‘Donegal Museum Detectives’ by Dinny McGinley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.The launch takes place this Friday, 18th October 12noon in Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny.This fun and educational family backpack is available to borrow free of charge on your visit to the Donegal County Museum. It contains a variety of activities which have been designed to engage children and families with the exhibitions.Each pack contains ‘Donegal Museum Detectives’ pencils and badges, which are free to take home. There is also a Museum postcard you can use to tell your friends and family about your visit to the Donegal County Museum.This project was funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 2013 Scheme to assist Local & Regional Museums.CALLING ALL MUSEUM DETECTIVES – DONEGAL NEEDS YOU! was last modified: October 14th, 2013 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:Donegal County MuseumMuseum Detectiveslast_img read more


first_imgMET Eireann has issued a weather warning for Donegal this weekend.Forecasters say winds could reach speeds of up to or more than 100km/hr.That’s strong enough to cause damage. The warning comes after a miserable Saturday morning in which torrential rain once again hit the county.A Met Eireann spokesman told Donegal Daily this evening: “Sunday will be a very windy, blustery day with strong to gale force southwest to west winds gusting 90 to 100 km/hr.“These will be strongest in the North West and could be higher than 100km/hr.“Showers will become widespread too, many heavy and some possibly thundery.” Winds will reduce into Sunday night.At the moment a storm threatening to hit southern parts of Ireland and Britain on Monday aren’t expected to reach Donegal.However the forecast for the next few days is for more wet weather.MET EIREANN Wind Warning for Ireland issued at 6pm SaturdayStrong to gale force southwest to westerly winds will gust 80 to 90 km/h., at times during Sunday. Winds may occasionally gust up to 100 km/h., along parts of the West and Northwest coasts.  Issued:Saturday 26 October 2013 18:00Valid:Sunday 27 October 2013 06:00 to Sunday 27 October 2013 15:00 WEATHER WARNING AS 100KM/HR STORM SET TO BATTER DONEGAL was last modified: October 26th, 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:damagedonegaldonegal daily weatherWarningweatherwindslast_img read more

‘We need to develop more Irish-British ties ahead of Brexit’ – McHugh

first_imgGOVERNMENT Chief Whip Joe McHugh, TD, says many British politicians want to protect the peace process and says more bridges need to be built between Irish and British politicians ahead of Brexit.McHugh, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, says he has been encouraged by the number of British parliamentarians who have contacted him directly who are keen to protect the gains of the Good Friday Agreement.The Minister was speaking after the publication of UK position papers on the border ahead of substantive Brexit negotiations with the EU. “There are British politicians who don’t understand the possible implications for Ireland; who’ve never visited this island – north or south – and certainly have never spoken to someone from a border community.“But we do have many friends in Britain and we need to work with them.“There are senior politicians in all the main parties in Britain who have had their own input into the peace we enjoy today,” said the Donegal TD.“Politicians I worked alongside in the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly know the intricacies of the peace process; they know the geography of the Border and they know the politics and decisions needed to maintain and protect the process.” McHugh has been in contact with several British politicians in recent weeks, including his UK counterpart, the Government Chief Whip in the UK, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE. Both politicians worked together closely in the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.“Chief Whip Williamson was keen to stress that we already have a strong relationship and that we need to work to strengthen the ties between Ireland and the UK further, especially in the months ahead,” said McHugh.“I am keen to discuss this further because I believe that through dialogue with politicians who know the issues we are facing ahead of Brexit there will be more opportunities to tell our story.”The Chief Whip continued: “There is a new generation of younger politicians in Britain and we also need to get our message to them; that the peace process was hard won and we cannot throw it away.“In my role as Co-Chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly I witnessed first-hand the genuine attempt to strive towards reconciliation in Ireland and across the Irish Sea, the North-South and East-West relationships that are the cornerstones of the Good Friday Agreement. People like Peter Hain and Alf Dubbs are making their voices heard in recent times and I commend them for that. “Conor McGinn, a new generation of Labour MP, who is from Armagh, has a unique understanding of how Brexit could impact our border communities.”Minister McHugh said he will be taking up an offer to meet Chief Whip Williamson and hoped to bring him and other British politicians to border areas in his own Donegal constituency to hear from local people on the possible impacts of a negative Brexit.“The UK position papers published this week are a basis for negotiation but they are not the final position and we must work on all fronts to get the best possible deal for Ireland,” said McHugh.Chief Whip McHugh said: “I hosted a conference on Brexit in Letterkenny in May and more than half of those who were in attendance were from Northern Ireland; these were organisations seeking leadership on this side of the Border. “The strong message I got that day was that many people feel they don’t have a voice on Brexit in the absence of the Northern Ireland Assembly and political institutions.“I am happy to continue to give those people – Irish Citizens among them – a voice alongside citizens of this State and voice those concerns in London, Brussels and wherever else we need to go to do that.”‘We need to develop more Irish-British ties ahead of Brexit’ – McHugh was last modified: August 19th, 2017 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:BrexitJoe McHughlast_img read more

Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend: ‘I can’t believe he’d be back to doing this because we both were seeing therapists’

first_imgIn case you are … The ex-girlfriend of former 49er linebacker Reuben Foster appeared on “Good Morning America” on Thursday to address their relationship.Let’s just say they put the diss in dysfunctional. And that she tried, unsuccessfully, to drag the 49ers into the ooze.EXCLUSIVE: Ex-girlfriend of NFL star Reuben Foster recounts alleged assault as she speaks out to @ABC News’ @LinseyDavis.— ABC News (@ABC) December 6, 2018last_img read more