Bea Tan, who is also a co-founder of the BVR, expects tougher competition in this year’s national finals, which is a culmination of seven BVR legs where they saw the potential of beach volleyball players from all over the country.“Very competitive teams from the provinces will come to Anguib to compete,” she said.Soriano said they have yet to finalize the list of competitors but some who have confirmed are FEU, Dipolog, Coast Guard, NU, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, RTU, La Salle Bacolod, Ateneo, Navy, at Coast Guard for the Men’s division, and RTU, Ateneo, Iloilo, Cebu, Bacolod, Tagum, PNP, at Perlas for the Women’s division.Aside from a chance to represent the Philippines in international competition, the champion will take home P50, 000 while the runner up and third place will settle for P30,000 and P15,000, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “Number one metric of growth is increasing the number of tandem teams and another is [having] men’s and women’s events instead of just single gender,” said BVR founder Charo Soriano in a presser Tuesday at Delimondo Cafe.The stakes are also higher this year as the top three teams from each division will get slots in the beach volleyball national team pool from which the squad for the Southeast Asian Beach Games in September will come from, as supported by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc.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’For both the men’s and women’s divisions, the 16 teams will be broken down into four pools for a single-round robin format. The top two from each pool will play the other top teams in a crossover eliminations before moving on the semifinals and the finals.The beach volleyball action will happen across three days on the powdery white sand beach of Anguib at the tip of the northeastern part of Luzon. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BVR executives Tony Boy Liao, Charo Soriano and Bea Tan. Photo by Celest Colina/INQUIRERA record number of teams will compete for a slot in the Philippine team pool in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour national championships from July 28 to 30 at Aguib Beach in Sta. Cagayan.From just 16 last year, the number of tandem teams in the national championship has doubled to 32—a testament to the growth of the sport which the executives of BVR have been aiming for.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tanduay books quarters seat, subdues Wangs Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments
A West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, businesswoman who operates a Superbet branch in front of her home, was on Sunday evening attacked and robbed of her earnings for the day by a lone gunman.The victim, Tamilah Lowe, 25, was about to close her business for the day when she was attacked by the lone gunman who held her at gunpoint.According to reports received, at about 19:35h, the woman had just placed her earnings into a box and was about to enter her house when the perpetrator held a gun to her head and demanded that she hand over same.The frightened woman complied with the request and handed over the box containing an undisclosed sum of money. The man then made good his escape on foot.A report was promptly made at the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost and the matter is presently being investigated. No arrests were made.
Ayala has been to the finals the past two seasons and won one championship. The Bulldogs (25-5) are the No.2 seed in the division and have been ranked among the top four teams all year. “I was worried because they are quick and we’re big, and that’s never a good matchup,” Ayala coach Vince Makuch said. Ayala will play Temple City on Friday in the semifinals. DIVISION III Chino Hills 11, Arlington 9 (2OT) Jenna Gelet scored four goals, including the game winner in the second overtime, as the Huskies (26-5) defeated the Lions to advance to the semifinals for the first time in school history. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Ayala High School’s Caitlin Dement promised her coach another trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division III girls water polo finals, and she led the Bulldogs in that direction Tuesday. The goalkeeper had 10 saves in a 10-6 victory over El Rancho in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday. Perhaps, but this time size did matter. Ayala used its physical advantage to keep El Rancho from getting the ball into the hole, which meant the majority of the Dons’ shots were from the perimeter. That played right into Dement’s hands. Literally. “It was pretty rough in the beginning, but in the fourth quarter, we got our act together,” Dement said. “I don’t know if this is a huge win, but it’s definitely a good win because of its importance.” Ayala’s Dani Curran scored two of her four goals in the first quarter to put the Bulldogs up by one.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. A $70,000 dollar reward was announced earlier, bringing the total to $120,000. In San Bernardino County, a motorcyclist who authorities say set a small fire in a rural foothill area of the San Bernardino Mountains has been booked for investigation of arson.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INVESTIGATION: Also, a man is shot and one arrested in San Bernardino County. By Jeremiah Marquez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal agents joined the search for evidence Wednesday in brush-covered Orange County hills where an arsonist is believed to have ignited one of the wildfires devastating Southern California. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In San Bernardino County, a man suspected of starting a small fire was arrested and another man was shot to death by police after he fled officers who approached to see if he was trying to set a fire. Wildfires, burning in seven counties, had destroyed about 1,500 homes and caused more than a half-million people to flee since the first blaze began late Saturday. At least two – in Orange and Riverside counties – have been attributed to arson. Throughout the region, authorities stepped up patrols in hopes of preventing copycat fires and looting. Orange County officials converged on a remote area of bone-dry brush where a 19,200-acre wildfire has destroyed nine homes. They were aided by special teams from the FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The federal government planned to send more agents from around the country to help with the probe. Investigators taped off an area they called a crime scene, took photos, collected evidence and recorded map coordinates, according to ATF Special Agent Susan Raichel. Authorities believe the fire had been set because they found three different ignition points within a short distance – a common sign of arson.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2CBS’s shareholders easily elected a slate of 12 directors, approved three measures related to compensation of management and directors and confirmed the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as its independent auditor. The outcome of the votes was not in doubt because Redstone controls 73 percent of the shareholder vote through a special class of shares held by a private entity he controls. The company’s widely held Class B shares are not entitled to vote. NEW YORK – Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS Corp., told shareholders Thursday that he expected to see “significant upside” in profit at CBS’s news division from the appointment of Katie Couric as its new anchor in the fall. Moonves was addressing CBS Corp.’s first annual shareholders’ meeting as a stand-alone company following its separation from Viacom Inc. at the beginning of the year. Viacom held its own shareholders’ meeting the day before; both companies are still controlled by Sumner Redstone, the founder of Viacom, through a special class of stock. Several people stood on the street outside the shareholders’ meeting in midtown Manhattan handing out leaflets criticizing CBS’ management of its news business. The leaflets, prepared by the Writers Guild of America, which represents news employees, said CBS was compromising news quality with cutbacks. At the meeting, Moonves also announced that CBS was raising its quarterly dividend from 16 cents per share to 18 cents per share, the second time the company has raised its dividend. CBS’s nonvoting Class B shares traded up 50 cents or 2 percent at $25.90 on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday afternoon. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DINNER DANCEThank you to everybody that made Saturdays Dinner dance such a success Thanks to Paula and the Navenny Grill for the gorgeous food, Shaun Gallagher for the music, and to Simon and all the Bar staff who made sure no one went thirsty. We were honoured to have Paddy Murphy, Honorary President and club Trustee, present the prizes. Winners wereSenior Fooballer- Andrew Mc Closkey Young Senior Footballer- Eoghan Wright.Reserve Footballer- Enda CorryYoung Reserve Footballer- Stephen Mulligan3rd Team Footballers- Joint, Alan Patton and Packie Gallen Senior Hurler- Gary BrowneYoung Senior Hurler- Bernard LaffertyHandball- Avril Mc NameeAchievement Awards- Martin O Reilly, Lee Henderson, Justin Mc GeeApreciation Awards- Noel Doherty and Helena O Reilly. Sam Maguire was brought to the club by County Board Chairman Sean Dunnion. We’d like to thank Sean for taking the time to make a speech and for bringing Sam with him. Overall this was another great night for the club. Well done to everybody involved.REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIPRegistration fee’s are now being taken. €30 per adult, €15 per juvenile, family member is €70. Registration fees have to be paid for by 31st March. If you have not paid by this time, you lose voting rights at the AGM. There will be a Minor Board registration night on Fri 8th Feb and Wed 13th Feb.All adult registration fee’s should be paid directly to the Registrar- Stephen Lynch 0874147764. WHITE COLLAR BOXINGWe are planning to hold a white collar fight night on Sat 2 Feb. Anyone interested in taking part, help with the organising or just avail of the training then please contact Joe Dunnion on 086 8138244. Training takes place every Wed night at 9.10pm and Sunday mornings at 10.00am. €3 per session. Every club member is invited to take part.All welcome. Tickets €10. Contact any Senior player.IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes commencing this wed in Gaa centre 6 to 7 pm and 7 to 8 pm also Saturdays 4 to 5 pm and 5 to 6 pm qualified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha further info on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 15,21,23 and 25There was 1 match 3 winner.Anton Gillespie receives €150.€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsThe jackpot will be €3200 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks and water bottles. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 21st, 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:Sean MacCumhaills GAA notes
Christy Connaghan and Mark Forker receiving sponsorship of the match ball for Sunday FAI Cup game v Portmarnock from the Letterkenny Celtic No.1 supporters club.FOOTBALL: The Letterkenny No.1 Celtic supporters club have kindly sponsored the match-ball for Letterkenny Rovers FAI Senior Cup replay clash against Portmarnock this Sunday.Eamon McConigley’s side booked a place in the FAI Intermediate Cup last Sunday, following a 2-0 win over Ringmahon.Rovers are now looking forward to a dream final at the Aviva Stadium. However, they’ve got another crunch game this weekend when they face Portmarnock in the FAI Senior Cup 1st round replay. LETTERKENNY NO.1 CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB SPONSOR MATCHBALL FOR ROVERS FAI CUP CLASH was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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:Celtic supporters clubfai cupFootballSport
It has emerged that a gang used the cover of Storm Ophelia to break into a supermarket and rob its safe.Gardai believe the Centra Store in Carrigart may be the latest target of a gang which has struck more than six times in recent weeks.The shop was targeted between 11pm and 2am on Monday night/Tuesday morning during the height of gale-force winds from the storm. The gang managed to gain entry through the back door and stole a quantity of merchandise including cigarettes before making away with its safe.Garda Superintendent David Kelly of Milford Garda Station appealed to anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area at the time to contact them.Because so few people or cars were out on the streets on the night in question, somebody may have noticed something, he said.Boyce’s Centra in Carrigart “Due to the fact that the storm was on that night there wasn’t much traffic on the road. So I would ask anyone no matter where they are in the greater Carrigart area in the direction of Creeslough and Milford and even in Letterkenny that if they have cameras in their houses or businesses if they can just check between 11pm and 2 to 3pm.“If there are vehicles being moved then we should be able to identify them. It shouldn’t be too hard to follow them up and I would ask them to identify them and I would ask people to pass on this information,” he said.He added that he was keeping an open mind if the latest raid is connected with the previous raids by the same gang in recent weeks.The highly-organised thieves have stolen cash, cigarettes, whiskey and razor blades in a robbery spree which has targeted post offices, shops, petrol stations and a jewellery shop.Boyce’s Centra became the latest target of the thieves in the early hours of this morning.The gang gained entry through a rear door before stealing cigarettes and then made off with the safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash. The shop hit the headlines last October when it sold a €2.25 million lotto ticket.Gardai believe thieves used cover of storm to break into supermarket was last modified: October 20th, 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:BoycesburglaryCarrigartCentradonegalStorm Ophelia
A heavy snow shower this evening has created dangerous road conditions across Donegal. Emergency services have attended the scene of an accident on the N13 road at Drumkeen on the Letterkenny – Ballybofey Road near the service station at Trentaboy. Motorists are advised to take extreme care in this area.Traffic is also moving very slowly in Letterkenny town centre and around Milford following the snow shower. A Status Yellow snow-ice warning is in place until midnight tonight, with a Status Yellow low temperature warning also valid until 4am tomorrow.Donegal County Council deployed gritters on all major routes after 3pm this afternoon. Motorists are advised to assume that no road is ice free. With widespread sharp frost, there will be slippery roads and paths due to ice on untreated surfaces. Gritters will be out again from 6am on Wednesday morning.Forecasters have warned that an extremely cold night is in store, with lows of -3 and -4 degrees and a minimum of -6 in places.ALL Routes to be gritted from 6am on Wednesday, 07 February Check map: https://t.co/XBBLRbiznW Assume that no road is ice free #StaySafe #BeWinterReady #Donegal pic.twitter.com/vHyBDIbIEn— RoadsDCC (@RoadsDCC) February 6, 2018 Dangerous road conditions causing accidents following heavy snowfall was last modified: February 7th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Local people with disabilities and the elderly are facing a wait of up to six months for house improvement grant assessments in Donegal, according to a local councillor.County Councillor and Cathaoirleach Of the Stranorlar Municipal District Councillor Patrick McGowan has criticised the delays, which he claims are caused by an insufficient number of HSE Occupational Therapists.Cllr McGowan said it was “totally unacceptable” that staff are taking over six months to call out and assess people with disabilities and elderly applicants who are waiting desperately on grant aid to make their home suitable for their individual living needs. “I and others have been push certain cases which are being delayed especially over the last 12 months or more,” Cllr McGowan said.“Taking this, along with a long delay in getting Home help hours approved, it is unacceptable that some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community are being treated in this way.”Cllr McGowan is calling on both the HSE and Donegal County Council to address the issue.“I have contacted Council Management and demanded that if the HSE are not going to allocate sufficient OTs to carry out the assessment in a reasonable period then the Council should employ their own OT or take the applicants GP medical report as proof of their situation along with the usual Council’s Engineer report,” he concluded. Call for action over delays affecting Donegal’s ‘most vulnerable citizens’ was last modified: March 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)