Go for Gold signs Paul Desiderio

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Paul will be a big boost to us offensively. He’s one of the best players in college basketball now,” he said as the Cebuano guard replaces JK Casiño in the roster.Tiu shared he has been craving for Desiderio’s services when he was building up his Go for Gold squad, but coach Bo Perasol wanted all of his Fighting Maroons to focus on the team’s preparations for the upcoming UAAP Season 81.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Paul was actually one of the first persons that I wanted to get when we formed the team, but he had some obligations to do for his school,” he said.But desperate times call for desperate measures, and Tiu finally got the green light from Perasol just in time for the Scratchers to make their late rally to make it to the top six. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Desiderio will make his debut for go for Gold on Monday against Wangs Basketball-Letran.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEyeing one last push in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, Go for Gold signed Paul Desiderio for the remainder of the conference.Scratchers coach Charles Tiu welcomed the arrival of the cold-blooded scorer from University of the Philippines in hopes of improving the team’s even 4-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 “I’m very grateful that coach Bo allowed him to play for us,” he said.The 21-year-old Desiderio averaged 16.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in his fourth year in UP, leading the squad to a fifth place finish this past UAAP Season 80.He last saw action in the D-League for Cafe France back in the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup.Tiu said Desiderio is definitely a big addition to the team, but the problem will be his familiarity with the squad as he seeks to quickly blend in with J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, ex-pro Jerwin Gaco, and young forward Justin Gutang.“The challenge will be to integrate him to our team. It will not be easy,” he said. “We have a system on offense and defense that he has to adjust to in two practices only. It will be very tough and honestly, it is a bit of a gamble to make a change this late with short preparation time. But we need to win the last three games to make the playoffs and it’s all or nothing.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hotshots prepare for worst heading into Game 2last_img read more

Mbappe fires France to World Cup quarters

first_imgEmbattled Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli had promised an “aggressive, attacking” approach from his side.But his fears over the superior speed of the French strikers were quickly proven right when Mbappe sprinted from his own half until he was hauled down by Marcos Rojo.Antoine Griezmann coolly converted the 13th minute penalty.But Mbappe’s PSG teammate Angel Di Maria levelled with a 41st minute long-range stunner and the South Americans were back in what was proving a superb match.Argentina took a 2-1 lead minutes after the restart when Gabriel Mercado clipped Messi’s low curling shot past Hugo Lloris, but that was Messi’s only real contribution in the match.Defender Benjamin Pavard’s stunning half-volley levelled for France on 57 minutes and as Argentina lost hope, Mbappe struck in the 64th and 68th minute to seal France’s place in the last eight.The last time France lost a World Cup game after taking the lead was in 1982, against Poland.Argentine had calls for first-half penalties too when the ball skimmed Samuel Umtiti’s arm, then when Messi tumbled as he was played into the area, were waved away.France had looked in control, but the stakes changed dramatically minutes before the interval.Cristian Pavon, on the left flank, found Di Maria unmarked 25 yards out from goal and he unleashed a thunderbolt that flew past a diving Lloris and into the top right-hand corner.Di Maria, one of several Albiceleste players criticised for underperfoming in their group games, made amends by setting up Argentina’s second.Billed as Messi’s chance to reignite stuttering Argentina’s hopes, the thrilling last 16 clash in Kazan instead saw 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe grab the limelight as he became the youngest player since Pele in 1958 to score two goals in a World Cup match.He twisted and turned on the left side of the area to win a free kick, after Pavard’s tug, and when Banega’s free kick was cleared by Pogba it fell to Messi.His curled shot looked innocuous, but Mercado stuck a foot out to wrong-footed Lloris.Minutes later, Les Bleus were level, Pavard matching Di Maria’s effort with a superbly-struck half-volley with the outside of his right boot that spun past Argentina ‘keeper Franco Armani after Blaise Matuidi’s wayward cross found the Stuttgart defender.Despite a late consolation for Argentinan when Sergio Aguero headed Messi’s superb long cross past Lloris in stoppage time, Mbappe had already well and truly stolen the show.When Matuidi’s shot was blocked just after the hour, Mbappe was on hand to restore France’s lead with a low shot past Armani.Four minutes later the teenager ran on to Olivier Giroud’s perfect pass on a France counter to drive it low past Armani and spark mass celebrations on the French bench.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kyllian Mbappe celebrates one of his two goals during the World Cup Round of 16 match against Argentina on June 30, 2018. PHOTO/FIFAKAZAN, Russia, Jun 30 – Teenage star Kylian Mbappe struck twice and earned another goal as France finally found their attacking edge to beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina 4-3 and move into the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday.Billed as Messi’s chance to reignite stuttering Argentina’s hopes, the thrilling last 16 clash in Kazan instead saw 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe grab the limelight as he became the youngest player since Pele in 1958 to score two goals in a World Cup match.last_img read more

DONEGAL’S REAL BREAKFAST ROLL MAN!

first_imgHIGHLAND RADIO’S John Breslin admits that most people think he has the cushiest number in the world.Tell a couple of funny gags from the morning papers, spin a few discs between 7 and 10am and the rest of the day is his.But the truth is that the Peter Pan of Donegal’s most-popular radio station has more jobs than the IDA. Because when the father-of-three stops releasing those little light-hearted bubbles of information over the airwaves and hand’s over the microphone to Shaun Doherty, his day is only just beginning.“I only wish I finished at 10am. A lot of people do think that. But they’re obviously not the same people that get telephone calls from me to check their adverts if they have a business.“I do sales for the Letterkenny area for the station and that’s a very busy number. And although some people might think I just make it up as I go along, a little bit of work has to be done preparing the next day’s show,” he admits.John started life as a chef having trained in Killybegs Catering College and served his time in the kitchen of the supertrawler the Veronica. But he was soon making his own waves after a stint with pirate station KTOK.John struck up a relationship with a certain Charlie Collins who invited him on board the good ship Highland radio in 1992 – and the rest is history.John initially filled in for everybody and anybody including Heather Patterson and Ashley Martin before making the Breakfast Show his own a couple of years later.John, 44, says he doesn’t have any big secret as to why the show is so popular apart from the fact that people like his easy-listening style.“I try not to bombard people with too much too early in the morning. I like the fact that I can choose the music and people have responded quite well to that. “It’s light-hearted and it’s fun and I throw in some different bits of information I might have picked up that morning. Yeah it seems to work well,” he says in a very casual John Breslin style.He does admit however that he appreciates the pressure that is on his shoulders especially in the current cold snap when thousands of parents and pupils listen to see if their school is closed or open for classes.“I used not to think about it but now I do. A lot of people are depending on me breaking the news to them and it’s a big responsibility to have in a community,” he says.When he does get some spare time, John is one of the first names down on the Highland Radio football team and loves nothing better than some down time with the family – wife Sinead Bradley and the couple’s three daughters Keira, 5, Aoife, 4 and Sarah, 2. John says he’s more than comfortable having fronted the Breakfast Show for almost 18 years.But not even two decades rising at 5.45am each weekday morning will ever help him forget his most embarrassing moment live on air.“It has to be the time I was talking about Bob Geldof. I meant to say he was the man who masterminded Live Aid but of course I said he was the man who masturbated Life Aid. I just had to carry on as if nothing had happened and then die later,” he admits.So the next time you hear Breslin slipping on the latest CD from the past or telling the story about the world’s biggest cat, think about all the hard work that has gone into it.And remember that he’s not heading back to bed at 10.30am…..or so he says!EndsDONEGAL’S REAL BREAKFAST ROLL MAN! was last modified: December 21st, 2010 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)last_img read more

70th birthday and charity hack raise €2,740 for Raphoe’s Riding for the Disabled

first_imgTwo fantastic fundraisers have gathered €2,740 for the Raphoe and East Donegal branch of Riding for the Disabled.Mr Graham Bell recently held his 70th birthday party in aid of the volunteer group. He and his guests gathered €2,040 to make a very generous donation to his chosen charity.The money was gratefully received following a presentation by Mr & Mrs Bell with Adeline Temple, Suzanne Carroll, Jacqueline Witherow and Isobel Roulston from Raphoe and East Donegal RDAI. Mr & Mrs Bell with Adeline Temple, Suzanne Carroll, Jacqueline Witherow and Isobel Roulston from Raphoe and East Donegal RDAIAlso in June, the Tir Conaill Riding Club hosted a charity ride-out at Lough Eske to raise €700 for the group. The members took part in a 16km trek across the Bluestack Mountains before Mr Noel Cunningham and Harvey’s Point Hotel provided a beautiful lunch afterwards. Raphoe and East Donegal RDAI are very grateful to all concerned for their kind contribution  and generous hospitality.Tir Conaill Riding clubRaphoe’s Riding for the Disabled is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of horse riding and carriage driving. 70th birthday and charity hack raise €2,740 for Raphoe’s Riding for the Disabled was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Raphoe and East Donegal branch of Riding for the Disabledlast_img read more

Ohio farmers rally to help Nebraska colleagues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOhio farmers from various parts of the state made the long trek to Nebraska at the end of March to help fellow farmers as they recover from the worst flooding in the state’s history.A “bomb cyclone” left behind unprecedented flooding in many parts of the Midwest, with more than $1 billion in damage in Nebraska alone, as well as long-term disruptions to markets throughout the country and devastation for farm families.Anyone who wishes to make a contribution to help Nebraska farmers recover can do so through the Nebraska Farm Bureau disaster assistance fund set up for relief efforts. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals Committee also has donated $1,000 to the relief effort.Ohioan’s help was gratefully received in the Cornhusker state. Visit links to media coverage of relief efforts by Ohio farmers below:Ohio’s Country JournalFarm and DairyKearney Hub (Nebraska)107.9FM KITC Radio (Nebraska)Nebraska TVCAPTION: A group of farmers making up Ohio’s Rural America Relief left for North Bend, Neb., at the end of March. The group included Greg Hartschuh, Rose Hartschuh, Ashley Weaver, Bill Jordan, Brandie Finney, Caleb Rausch, Candace Lease, Chad Gebhardt, Derek Looker, Emily Rudd, Ethan Hall, Fred Durant, Jason Hartschuh, Jerry Holman, Joel Griffin, Kayle Roe, Kelsie Williams, Kurt Weaver, Luke Dull, Matt Dauch, Matt Reese, Matt Rudd, Nadine Miller, Ron Hurst, Sam Kline, Sara Tallmadge, Tom Miller, Tyler Miller and Zolton Feldman.Photo provided by Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal.      Leave a Commentlast_img read more

PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Almazan retaliated, gracing Camson with an elbow to the face then punches were thrown before players Ronald Tubid, Don Trollano and the referees helped pacify the situation.Both were ejected after getting slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2.The two met while being escorted by security on their way to their dugouts on opposite ends of the Cuneta Astrosome hallway and got into a heated verbal exchange.Rain or Shine leads, 44-40, at the half as of posting.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined Almazan and Camson got tangled near basket while fighting for positioning during a rebound play. Camson appeared to hit first with an elbow that triggered the scuffle. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqcenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WARNING: This video contains strong language.Heated hallway exchange between Almazan, Camson after getting ejected. #PBA2018 | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/O3DARcXY6b— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 20, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe game between Rain or Shine and Kia turned ugly after Elasto Painters center Raymond Almazan and Picanto big man Eric Camson traded blows late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

a month agoBayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikely

first_imgBayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikelyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho has hinted he’s ready to cut ties with Barcelona.Currently on-loan at Bayern, Coutinho says staying long-term in Munich is an option.He stated: “Stay longer in Bayern? Nobody can predict what will happen next year. It depends on many factors. “All I can say is that this year, I will work hard to achieve all our goals. Personally, I want to play a good season. “And then we’ll see where that leads.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoChelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England place

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England placeby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Tammy Abraham should push to replace Tottenham ace Harry Kane as England’s No9.The in-form 22-year-old, who has scored seven goals in seven games for Frank Lampard’s side, was named in the England squad on Thursday for the European Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.”As a young boy when you dream of being a footballer you want to play at the highest level and the highest level is England,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.”He has been called up. He is going to get the chance and he has to compare himself with the best [striker] and that is Kane at the moment.”He has to try to get Kane’s position. It is not easy but that is going to be the next step. He has been invited for the England national squad. Now can you make that place yours?”The only way is to do well for Chelsea, keep on scoring and when you go with England show that you can do it on that level as well.” last_img read more

Quebec politicians exploring violence against Indigenous women

first_imgAPTN National NewsA dozen members of Quebec’s National Assembly are learning about the sexual and physical abuse experienced by Indigenous women in the province.The special commission was created before allegations of abuse surfaced against Quebec provincial police in the community of Val d’Or.APTN’s Danielle Rochette found that the commission is hearing about things that goes far beyond any one particular incident.last_img

Cadillac brand will return to Michigan from New York

first_imgDETROIT – General Motors is moving its Cadillac brand headquarters from New York back to Michigan, four years after heading to the big city to become more cosmopolitan.The move to the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, across the street from GM’s giant technical centre, will take place in April.The company said Wednesday the brand’s workers need to be closer to engineers and designers because Cadillac plans to launch a new vehicle every six months for the next three years.The move comes five months after GM ousted Cadillac brand chief Johan de Nysschen, who thought a New York headquarters would give the brand more sophistication when Cadillac moved to New York in 2014. Cadillac sales fell 8 per cent last year but were up 5.4 per cent during the first half of 2018. GM replaced de Nysschen with Steve Carlisle, who ran GM’s Canadian operations.Spokesman Patrick Morrissey said GM learned a lot about the brand in New York, but circumstances changed since 2014 with Cadillac being part of GM’s technology and electric vehicle push. About 70 per cent of the workers in New York were recruited from the city, bringing GM new talent, Morrissey said.All 110 workers at the headquarters in the Manhattan’s SoHo district will be offered jobs in Michigan.De Nysschen was hired away from Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand with much promise and named president of Cadillac in August of 2014. A few months later he moved the brand’s headquarters from Detroit to New York.New York’s economic development agency approved a $1 million grant to Cadillac to help with the $12.7 million renovation of the Manhattan headquarters.Morrissey said GM did not draw down any of the incentive funds “but we are thankful and appreciative of the support we got from New York.”Jason Conwall, spokesman for Empire State Development, New York state’s main economic development office, said the state is disappointed in the move, but understands “this is a business decision being made by GM to co-locate the Cadillac headquarters with the rest of its corporate headquarters.”He confirmed that the state did not disperse any of the $1 million performance grant to GM.last_img read more