You can’t script this stuff. Manchester City fires Manuel Pellegrini, effective the end of the season, and then his Blues beat Paris Saint-Germain to reach the European Champions League semi-finals for the first time in the club’s history.Pellegrini, a dignified Chilean, must have a sly smile on his face.In this age of big money, a football manager’s contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. A blip in team performance can get wealthy club owners like those of Manchester City nervous enough to pull the plug even if it’s due to a rash of injuries.Pellegrini and the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho know this all too well.The latter two were both let go by Russian Roman Abramovic at Chelsea in the season following wins in the English Premier League. The same thing happened at the same club to Claudia Ranieri, the current Leicester City boss, after a 2004 season in which Chelsea placed second in the Premiership. Truly, he who pays the piper calls the tune.In those situations, only winning is enough.In this context, it seems hardly likely that Louis van Gaal will see out his three-year contract at Manchester United. The highly successful Dutchman hasn’t endeared himself to United with his possession-oriented departure from that club’s traditional winger-based attacking style.The besieged veteran came to United after carrying The Netherlands to within a penalty shoot-out of the 2014 World Cup final. He might rightly claim that he took United back to Champions League football.TOO LATE FOR VAN GAALHis inconsistent United, however, haven’t met the benchmark, set by Alex Ferguson. Fans want him out. From the moans of the United faithful, even a return to Champions League football won’t save the day for Van Gaal.He will have to hustle as his team is fifth, four points behind Manchester City.Six months after his arrival at Liverpool, the charming German Jurgen Klopp is still enjoying a honeymoon at the Anfield home of the five-time European champions. His Reds are currently eighth in the Premiership, two places behind last year’s sixth-spot finish.Yet, the accomplished Klopp is generally viewed as a better coach than the man he replaced, Brendan Rogers. Time will tell.Managerial musical chairs are present in Jamaica, too. For example, Waterhouse Football Club has had two managers already this year.If Raineri’s Leicester can emerge from last season’s battles against relegation to be a real challenger for domestic top honours, then Pellegrini can dream of a triumphant exit.Even though giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all remain in contention, scriptwriters in Manchester are probably penning their view of Champions League success.If that happens and if Manchester City meet and beat Bayern, who are currently coached by Pep Guardiola Pellegrini’s replacement as manager at City that would be irony indeed.n Hubert Lawrence has attended the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, and London Olympics.
‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Pao Javelona topped the Skippers’ all-out assault, pouring 16 points, three assists, and two rebounds as seven others scored in double-digits in the dominant victory.Joseph Marata fired all of his 15 markers in the first half, where Marinerong Pilipino raced to a comfortable 57-41 halftime edge.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’Ralph Salcedo and Renzo Subido both logged 12 points and five assists in the win.The Skippers can book a seat to the playoffs with a victory against AMA Online Education next Thursday, and coach Koy Banal has his eyes set on that goal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “Miracles still happen. Who knows, maybe we can pull off another miracle,” he said. “We’re hoping that we’ll be able to be smart in our preparation so that we’ll be ready for the next level.”Marinerong Pilipino has now won its fourth consecutive game to hike its standing to 5-4.Playing-coach Leo Avenido captained the skidding Gamboa Coffee Mix (1-8) with 24 points, while Ken Acibar poured 14 markers and nine rebounds in the team’s eighth straight defeat.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 138 – Javelona 16, Marata 15, Salcedo 12, Subido 12, Isip 11, Javillonar 11, Moralde 11, Publico 10, Gumaru 8, Iñigo 8, Sargent 8, Lopez 7, Alabanza 6, Gavieres 3.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 Joseph Marata. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino continued its dream sail to the playoff round, moving a win away from clinching a spot in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals, crushing Gamboa Coffee Mix, 138-69 Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 69-point spread set the second-most winning margin in league history, seven points shy of the 76-point record set by Tanduay against Zark’s Burgers last July 10.ADVERTISEMENT GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 69 – Avenido 24, Acibar 14, David 6, Montuano 6, Parala 6, Acuña 3, Padilla 3, Jumao-as 2, Riva 2, Sarangay 2, Arellano 1, Vidal 0.Quarters: 24-16, 57-41, 92-54, 138-69.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Star taps Malcolm Hill to replace import Cinmeon Bowers View comments
Jesus Shuttlesworth is coming to Manila.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’Retired NBA player Ray Allen Jr. is heading to the country for the first time on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ SEA Games debacle looms Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas PLAY LIST 01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:40Filipinos 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 Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu The two-time NBA champion is making a side trip to the Philippines after attending Sneaker Con Hong Kong over the weekend.It is unclear, though, what Allen’s itinerary here would be.Allen, widely known as one of the purest shooters to ever play the game, last played for the Miami Heat where he helped LeBron James and company win the championship in 2013.He also won the title with the Boston Celtics in 2008.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On his Instagram account @trayfour, Allen posted a photo of the boarding pass of his flight from Hong Kong to “thrilla” Manila. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles
The five family members, including three children, who last Thursday suffered what a doctor described as ‘suffocation due to heat’ in their Zeon Town, ELWA community home, have thankfully survived their ordeal.They are Sabastine Saye, his wife, Joyce Bartuah and their three children, Erica, 5, Eric, 5, and Patience Saye, 15.Doctor Rufus Tall, head of the Sunrise Clinic in the ELWA Community, where the victims received treatment, told the Daily Observer via mobile phone that the family suffered a major suffocation due to heat in the room.The heat was produced from an unattended coal pot in their room while they were asleep, said the doctor, who further explained that charcoal has some dangerous chemicals that could cause unconsciousness, if not handled properly.When the Daily Observer visited the victims early Monday morning, the wife (Joyce) said that the tragedy started on her twin children, Erica and Eric.According to her, she went outside to prepare her cassava gravy soup, which is part of her daily routine to sustain the family. She said she was on her way back to the room, when one of the twins started to shout, “Mama see, Mama see,” but when she looked around she couldn’t find anything, but the child kept yelling at her to see.Joyce said it was then that she began to call for help and then she lapsed into unconsciousness, and then her husband and her big daughter followed.Joyce said her family is grateful to their neighbors who helped to take them to the clinic. She said they are presently staying with a relative in the same community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new Insights West online survey shows ethnicity has become one of the major drivers of moral positions in BC.Among other things it found that magnetic north on the moral compass of British Columbians of European descent is often much more secular than those of Asian descent.Pollster, Mario Canseco.- Advertisement -The survey asked British Columbians about their personal views on 18 moral issues, and while divorce, abortion, and having a baby outside of marriage, were accepted by significant overall majorities, among just those of South Asian descent the approval majorities were much smaller.One issue that was particularly interesting was the death penalty, since 50 percent of British Columbians still agree with it, and in this case the approval number rises to a majority of 54 percent, among East Asians.For the record the death penalty in Canada was abolished 40 years ago, in the summer of 1976, and eleven years later a bill to restore it was narrowly defeated by 54 percent of the MP’S in the House of Commons.Advertisement Which leaves us with another 54% survey vote by males only, in favour of pornography, an issue that was opposed by 68% of females, resulting in 57 % overall rejection.It was seniors who carried the day in this one where the vote by both sexes 55 and over, was a 72% rejection.
Italian football expert Tancredi Palmeri joined Extra Time on Wednesday morning to talk transfers.He revealed Manchester United are poised to beat Roma to the signing of former Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer.And he claimed that Roma, having accepted that Romero is off to Old Trafford, have now turned their attention to Arsenal stopper Wojciech Szczesny and are close to concluding a deal.“Roma were working to get Romero for several weeks but apparently there are only a few details left for the Argentina goalkeeper to join Manchester United. That could be announced today,” said Palmeri.“When Roma realised Romero was gone yesterday morning, they contacted Arsenal for Szczesny and it should be done. Arsenal were pretty keen to get rid of Szczesny so it is something that should happen and pretty soon.”
Three Co Donegal towns are among a list of places across the country which are set to be named as Galtacht Service centres.Letterkenny is in line to become a Gealtacht service area.Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, named Letterkenny, Dungloe and Donegal Town, are to be named under the Gaeltacht Act of 2012.Announcing the list at the Gaillimh le Gaeilge Christmas lunch, the Minister of State said the list is a step forward in the language planning process as it relates to Gaeltacht Service Towns. “I hope that all of the stakeholders will come together in these towns to prepare and implement a language plan.”The list is being published following the public consultation process conducted by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in which recommendations were sought in relation to the most appropriate towns to be selected as Gaeltacht Service Towns.Údarás na Gaeltachta or Foras na Gaeilge, as appropriate, will be working with the relevant organisations to prepare and implement language plans in these towns, depending on whether the town is situated in a Gaeltacht area or outside of the Gaeltacht.The Minister of State said: “It has been agreed with Foras na Gaeilge and with Údarás na Gaeltachta that the focus will first be on Galway City, Letterkenny and Daingean Uí Chúis.” Under the Gaeltacht Act 2012, Gaeltacht Service Towns are defined as those towns situated in or adjacent to Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas and which have a significant role in providing public services, recreational, social and commercial facilities for those areas.A total of 26 Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas have been recognised for the purposes of the Act.The purpose of the Gaeltacht Act is to identify how to foster and reinforce the positive impact these towns can have on the Irish language as the community and family language of the Gaeltacht. The Gaeltacht has a significant cultural and economic impact on the towns which serve it. Similarly, those towns have a significant impact on the Gaeltacht itself.THREE DONEGAL TOWNS IN LINE TO BE NAMED GAELTACHT SERVICE AREAS was last modified: December 20th, 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:Donegal TowndungloeGaeltacht Service TownJoe McHughletterkenny
DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MCGUINNESS “WE DONE A HELL OF A LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING AFTER MAYO DEFEAT”
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has admitted that last year’s devastating defeat to Mayo prompted a hell of a lot of soul searching between management and players.After back-to-back Ulster titles and an All-Ireland title in 2012, Donegal were brought back to earth with a bang in 2013. Defeats to Monaghan and then Mayo resulted in Donegal relinquishing both their crowns in the space of a fortnight.In a press briefing in the run up to Sunday’s crunch All-Ireland semi-final with Dublin, McGuinness revealed the players met up shortly after that defeat.They spoke about what went wrong and their desire to make amends in 2014, with the Ulster crown back in the hills, the smiles are back on Donegal supporters faces again.A win against the Dubs on Sunday, now that would really make us all smile. DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MCGUINNESS “WE DONE A HELL OF A LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING AFTER MAYO DEFEAT” was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Countdown to CrokerDDTVHome-page Sportnews
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It could be hundreds of years before that day comes. Meanwhile, Slattery, and the Santa Clarita church named after the woman, pray for her. In fact there are circles of Kateri supporters nationwide doing the same. “It’s in God’s own time,” said Slattery, pastor of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church. “We don’t have control over that.” Born in 1656 to an Algonquin mother and Mohawk father, she was called Tekakwitha, a name that means she who moves forward, according to church literature. Four years later, smallpox consumed her family, killing her parents and scarring the young child, who also was partially blinded by the disease. During her teen years, Tekakwitha learned about Christianity and later converted to Catholicism despite protests from her village. She received the name Kateri, after her baptism in 1676. Later she fled from persecution to a mission outside Montreal where she treated the sick. She died at age 24 in 1680. Those by her bedside reportedly said that after she passed on, the smallpox scars faded from her face. She was buried in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal. Becoming a saint is a three-part process and starts when a person is recognized for practicing a lifetime of virtues, such as faith, hope and charity, said Tod Tamberg, director of media relations for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. That level is called venerable. Kateri Tekakwitha was declared venerable in 1943 by Pope Pius XII. The second step is beatification, and the title blessed is attached to the person’s name. It comes after the first miracle. Kateri was beatified in 1980 by Pope John Paul II, a few years after a hearing-impaired boy could suddenly hear again. The child had lost his hearing from an infection, and it was restored on the anniversary date of Kateri Tekakwitha’s baptism. She’s the first American Indian to be considered for sainthood. “When you finally get to the canonization of a person, literally the recognition that that person is in heaven with God, that’s the recognition of what God has already done,” Tamberg said. Meanwhile, parishioners at the Copper Hill Drive church will keep the woman in their prayers, especially today for All Saints Day, a celebration of saints’ virtues. On Monday, children in the parish dressed up as their favorite saints and attended afternoon services. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – A calendar with pictures of saints hangs on a wall inside the church, and the Rev. Michael Slattery points at their faces, telling their stories. This one was executed because she was born Jewish. Another was beheaded because he didn’t agree with King Henry VIII’s thinking, Slattery said Monday as he peered over the top of his glasses at their small pictures. The poster lists a saint for every day of the year, but there’s another person that Slattery and his parish hope will someday also make the cut – Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. The 17th-century woman is a step away from sainthood. The New York native is attributed with one miracle but needs another before she can be canonized, a Vatican-based process that determines sainthood.
Gardai have confirmed that a woman has died in a crash in Drumkeen this morning.The woman, who was in her 20s, died when her car was in collision with a lorry on the N13 close to the Kia Garage.The woman’s name has not yet been released until all her relatives have been contacted. Gardai have launchd a full investigation into the possible cause of the crash.Diversions from Ballybofey to Letterkenny are in place while Garda collision investigators carry out their investigation.Gardai have appealed to people to slow down and to take extra care this weekend.Although not connected with the Joule Donegal International Rally, thousands of people will be flooding into the county in the next day or so. Guard are appealing to witnesses to the crash but say they hope to have the road opened as soon a possible.GARDAI CONFIRM WOMAN IN 20s HAS DIED IN DRUMKEEN CRASH was last modified: June 19th, 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)