MOST READ WORLD CUP: Guide to the 12 stadiums across Russia Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAby Maraño has been named captain of the Philippine women’s volleyball team that will compete in the Asian Games, Souteast Asian Games, and the AVC Asia cup.The Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc., made the announcement during a fan event, organized by the Philippine Superliga, in Baguio.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’m really happy that I was given this opportunity and I’ve always said that my childhood dream was to be part of the national team but I never imagined that I would be the captain,” said Maraño in Filipino.Maraño’s appointment is the first concrete development in the new team as the full roster is yet to be released.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 crownF2 Logistics’ middle blocker will spearhead the roster that head coach Shaq Delos Santos, who replaced Ramil de Jesus almost two weeks ago, will handle.“I accept this responsibility with all my hear and of course I thank God because I only wished for pan de sal he gave me a burger,” said Maraño. “He gave me so many blessings.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced
1 Charlton head coach Bob Peeters has confirmed defender Tal Ben Haim will miss Saturday’s Championship match against Birmingham at the Valley as he will be observing a religious holiday.The former Chelsea star will take part in Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, which is the holiest day of the year for members of the Jewish faith.Those who take part complete 25 hours of fasting and intense prayer from Friday evening to Saturday.The Addicks have given the Israel international permission to sit out this weekend’s fixture.Peeters said: “Tal Ben Haim has been superb for us this season but he won’t be available for selection on Saturday because of his religious commitments and, as a club, we must respect that.”Sixth-placed Charlton have made an unbeaten start to the season. Charlton defender Tal Ben Haim
Kipchoge who began the year by winning the London Marathon made – London Marathon champion the biggest improvement on a men’s marathon world record since 1967.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@EliudKipchoge is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/GQB01Ya6cj— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018Also shortlisted are Diamond League champions Timothy Cheruiyot and Emmanuel Korir who dominated the 1500m and 800m races respectively this season, adding on with medals at continental championships.Youngster Korir who finished second at the African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba, Nigeria enjoyed a good season in only his second year donning the Kenyan red also won the Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech republic as well as earning the world lead and the world’s fastest at 800m since 2012.Timothy Cheruiyot smiles after victory at the Rome IAAF Diamond League on May 31, 2018. PHOTO/IAAFCheruiyot who has played second fiddle to training partner Elijah Manangoi in major championships won nine out of 11 races he entered to compete at the Diamond League and enjoys world leads at both the 1500m and mile.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@Tim_Cheruiyot is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/MCwc5oMCZr— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018The soft-spoken 24-year old finished in silver medal positions at the African Championships and Commonwealth Games, both behind Manangoi.They will compete for the crown alongside the United States sprints duo of Chris Coleman and Noah Lyles as well as South African long-jumper Luvo Manyonga.Kipchoge, Cheruiyot and Korir have the task of seeing the title come back to Kenya for the first time in eight years after David Rudisha won it in 2010. He was the first and only Kenyan athlete to win the award.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@EEmmanuelkorir is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/3pVr2AgG8b— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018US athlete Christian Coleman broke the 60 meter indoor world record at the Clemson Invitational track meet crossing the line in 6.37 seconds to surpass the previous record of 6.39Last year’s title was won by Qatari high-jumper Mutaz Barshim.A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.Voting for the Male World Athlete of the Year closes on 13 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.Nominees for Male Athlete of the YearTimothy Cheruiyot (KEN)– World leads at both 1500m and one mile, with nine out of 11 wins across those distances– Diamond League champion– Silvers at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships Christian Coleman (USA)– World indoor record and world indoor champion at 60m– World lead and Diamond League champion at 100m Armand Duplantis (SWE)– European champion at pole vault with a world-leading height– World under-20 champion– Eight world under-20 records or bests, indoors and out Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)– London Marathon champion– Berlin Marathon champion with the biggest improvement on a men’s marathon world record since 1967Emmanuel Korir (KEN)– World lead and the world’s fastest at 800m since 2012– Diamond League champion, Continental Cup winner and African Championships silver– World number six at 400m Noah Lyles (USA)– World lead and unbeaten in his five races at 200m, including at the Diamond League final– Continental Cup winner at 100m & 4x100m– World lead at 150m straight Luvo Manyonga (RSA)– Diamond League and Commonwealth Games champion at long jump– Silvers at World Indoor and African Championships Kevin Mayer (FRA)– World Indoor champion at heptathlon– World record at decathlon, when he scored exactly the same number of points on each of the two daysAbderrahman Samba (QAT)– World lead and unbeaten in nine finals at 400m hurdles, setting the world’s quickest time since 1992– Asian Games champion at 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay– Continental Cup winner– Asian Indoor champion at 4x400m relay Tomas Walsh (NZL)– World lead with the world’s longest shot put since 2003– World Indoor, Commonwealth Games and Diamond League champion0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the 2018 Berlin Marathon in a new World Record time of 2:01:39NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – World Marathon Record Holder and Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge leads a list of three Kenyans who have been named in the final shortlist of 10 for the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award.Kipchoge who stunned the world in September cutting almost a minute and a half to set a new World Record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds is seen as the front runner for the award to be dished out at the IAAF gala in Monaco in December.
MIchelle Doherty is the new face of TV3A Co Donegal woman has been unveiled as the new face of TV3’s hugely popular Xpose entertainment show.Michelle Doherty, from Glengad outside Malin Town, will take over from Aisling O’Loughlin who is on maternity leave.The Inishowen woman is no stranger to television, however. IFTA nominated Michelle has hosted popular music television shows such as When Under Ether on RTE 2 and Night Shift on Channel 6.Her passion for music and presenting led to her presenting work for Arthur’s Day, Finest Work Songs on Phantom FM and more recently, the weekday breakfast show, Pure Morning on Phantom FM.Speaking about her new role, Michelle said: “I am absolutely delighted to be a part of the team. I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years and I’m looking forward to working alongside the girls. I have always had a big love of fashion and I can’t wait for the new challenges that lie ahead.”Michelle has since expanded her horizons and pursued her passion for acting, she recently played the part of ‘Liv’ in Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed, award winning film What Richard Did and has just finished filming independent Irish film The Hit Producer where she played the lead role, ‘Katelin Ballantine’. Michelle will join Karen Koster, Glenda Gilson and Lisa Cannon from this Monday 25th November. Commenting on the appointment of Michelle, TV3 Group Head of Daytime Victoria O’Brien said: “Michelle is a great addition to the Xposé team. Her experience, her attitude and her personality will be a huge asset to Xposé. Her audition blew us out of the water and there is no question that Michelle is the one for Xposé. I know our viewers will warm to her to very quickly as she brings her own style and character to the team.”Xposé airs weekdays at 6pm on TV3.DONEGAL WOMAN UNVEILED AS THE NEW FACE OF TV3 was last modified: November 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:exposeGlengadMichelle DohertyTV3
A Donegal publican has withdrawn his action against his insurer Aviva over its failure to pay out €3 million under an insurance policy for his premises, destroyed by fire almost 10 years ago.The Irish Times reports that Seamus McLaughlin is now facing a legal costs bill estimated at more than €1 million after Mr Justice Seamus Noonan awarded costs of the 21-day case against him in favour of Aviva. Aviva Insurance Europe plc had refused to indemnify Mr McLaughlin on grounds including its belief he was involved in setting fire to the pub in an attempt to obtain benefit under the policy.Mr McLaughlin had a previous fire claim against the company.The case arose from a fire at Mr McLaughlin’s Waterfront Bar and restaurant, James Street, Moville, on February 1st, 2009.A Garda file was sent to the DPP in May 2010 following an investigation into the fire and the DPP later directed there should be no prosecution.The hearing of Mr McLaughlin’s civil case against Aviva began last November, was adjourned a number of times and ultimately ran over four weeks before being withdrawn today.Aviva previously got court orders for possession of digital video recorders (DVRs) recovered from the pub following the fire.During the hearing, Mr Justice Noonan was shown footage of scenes at the premises on the night of the fire. It company relied on video material showing Mr McLaughlin and his brother Kevin entering the premises at 3.07am on the morning of the fire and, a minute after they left, the fire started.Lawyers for the company earlier this week argued the video evidence was inadmissible for reasons including concerning the process in which the material was retrieved but the judge, in a ruling on Thursday, dismissed those arguments.The footage was “a central plank” of Aviva’s case “which is that the plaintiff was himself responsible for setting the fire”, the judge said.He was satisfied the footage before the court represented a true and accurate facsimile of the footage contained in the original DVR hard drives recovered from the scene. It was too late for Mr McLaughlin’s side to seek now to exclude the evidence, he added.After that ruling, Mr McLaughlin began his direct evidence. He said he and his brother went to the pub on the morning of February 1st, 2009, to check for a leak and then went home. At about 4.30am, he got a call from a taxi driver he knew telling him to get up to the bar because the fire brigade was there.He said he was completely shocked by the fire because the bar “was flying”. Because of the blaze, all his staff were gone overnight, he said. “We did not know where or what way to turn.”In interviews with experts for the insurance company afterwards, he felt he was being blamed and was therefore wary when dealing with them. Because he had had a previous fire claim, “I was very wary about where it was going”, he said.On Friday, when Mr McLaughlin was due to continue his evidence, his counsel Jonathan Kilfeather SC said the case was being withdrawn.David Nolan SC, for Aviva, said he wanted to make clear the case had not been settled and was rather being withdrawn by Mr McLaughlin. When Mr Nolan applied for Aviva’s costs, Mr Kilfeather said he could not resist that application.After the withdrawal, John Sunderland, Aviva’s property claims manager for the Republic of Ireland, said it was “very satisfied” with the outcome of the case.Aviva “is committed to defending this type of claim”, its approach was “vindicated” by the fact the case was withdrawn “albeit very late in the proceedings” and it had secured an order for its costs, he said.Donegal publican withdraws €3M insurance claim over fire at premises was last modified: May 4th, 2018 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:courtfireInishowenSeamus McLaughlinWaterfront Bar
Finn Harps may face the prospect of playing two league matches in the space of just three days! There is a strong possibility Harps abandoned fixture with Sligo will be played this Saturday, as neither side are in FAI cup action.However, Harps re-scheduled fixture with Dundalk has been pencilled in for Monday night – meaning Harps could be forced to play two games in three days! The original fixture between Harps and Dundalk on August 15th was postponed due to Stephen Kenny’s sides involvement in the Champions League qualifiers.It has been confirmed it will take place next Monday if there is no replay required between UCD and Dundalk in their FAI Cup clash on Friday night.However, Harps clash with Sligo last weekend was postponed after just 22 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch, and some sources are suggesting clash may take place this Saturday.If it is re-scheduled for this weekend – it will mean Ollie Horgan’s side will face Sligo on Saturday night, and then travel to Dundalk on Monday. Not only is it financially straining on the club, Harps are fighting for their Premier Division survival – and being forced to play two very important matches in just three days for part-time players is far from ideal.Finn Harps released a statement saying, “Club secretary John Campbell has confirmed that the League of Ireland Premier Division game between Dundalk and Finn Harps at Oriel Park will take place on next Monday night the 12th of September (kick-off 7.45).But, the new date is subject to their being no replay required in the FAI Cup quarter-final replay between UCD and Dundalk which takes place at the Belfield Bowl on this Friday night. Harps had initially been due to take on Dundalk on Monday 15th of August but it was postponed due to European commitments of Stephen Kenny’s side.Meanwhile a new date for the Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps match at the Showgrounds has yet to be confirmed. The game was abandoned after 22 minutes on Saturday night due to a waterlogged pitch.”Bonkers! Harps may be forced to play two games in three days! was last modified: September 6th, 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:crisisDundalkfai cupfinn harpsfixturesnewsSligo RoversSport
Liverpool and Tottenham have been given a boost after Atletico Madrid cooled their interest in AC Milan midfielder Suso.The Spaniard has discovered his best form over in Italy and it has led to him being linked with a move. 2 Suso during his spell with Liverpool, where he made 14 Premier League appearances. Liverpool want to re-sign Suso, three years after they sold him to Milan for just over £1m.Tottenham, meanwhile, are looking to bring in an attacking midfielder and have added the Spaniard to their shortlist.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. AC Milan star Suso is the subject of interest from former club Liverpool, Tottenham, and Atletico Madrid. 2 Atletico Madrid had expressed a strong interest in the 24-year-old, who began his youth career with Cadiz before joining Liverpool in 2010.However, the Spanish club have since splashed out on Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar – who was a target for Arsenal and Tottenham.And as a result, according to Tuttosport, Atletico are no longer in the running to sign Suso this summer.That will come as good news to both Liverpool and Tottenham, who have been tracking the midfielder for some time now.
McMenamin didn’t even issue an apology in courtSICK friends of a thug who attacked a defenceless couple in a food outlet have issued threats against their supporters.Trolls took to Facebook to defend thug Cillian McMenamin after he was jailed for a year for an outrageous attack on a couple in Dungloe. McMenamin lashed out at Patrick McKelvey and his wife Sharon as they stopped for something to eat after work in the town in April last year.They both suffered severe injuries when Mr McKelvey objected to racist abuse being dished out to staff at the Midnight Express outlet.McMenamin didn’t apologise in court for his behaviour.And when local people rallied around the McKelveys to give them support in the wake of McMenamin’s conviction, they faced dire abuse – and threats – from his supporters.“Disapproval of his behavior on the night of the attack on the McKelvey couple as expressed in Facebook comments by local outraged people were answered by Cillian’s support group who wanted to claim that his behaviour could be explained entirely in terms of his addiction problems and lack of experience, in such a way as to convince them of their lack of compassion and understanding,” said one local woman.“This argument forced them to withdraw their comments. I received a private message informing me of my own family’s shortcomings, and urging me to reconsider my comments, in the light of my own shortcomings, and those of my family.“It is interesting that Cillian’s support group actually have the power to silence the people who want to publicly disapprove of what he did to the McKelveys, perhaps in the vain hope that if similar attacks happen again in the town, it will be blamed on a misunderstanding of racial points of view, inexperience, and the power of addiction.”Another supporter of the McKelveys told us: “I was also threatened to withdraw comments in their support. It was just incredible.“These people are blinded to what happened; it was all ok for them that something like this could happen. It would fit them better to apologise instead of making excuses for this moron.”McMenamin was jailed for a year by Judge Paul Kelly who described the incident as outrageous.PALS OF TAKEAWAY ATTACK THUG ISSUE ONLINE THREATS TO VICTIMS was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 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:assaultattackCillian McMenamindungloe
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The weather service issued red flag warnings Monday and Tuesday in the area and advised that continuing Santa Ana winds, warm temperatures and low humidity will keep the fire danger high through Sunday. SANTA CLARITA – High winds that had firefighters on edge Tuesday will continue today in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the National Weather Service predicting more gale-force gusts. Additional Los Angeles County Fire Department teams were on standby in the fire-prone region where hot, dry weather translates to high fire danger. Winds hit 46 mph in the Newhall Pass on Monday, with gusts up to 55 mph expected today. The wind is expected to taper to breezes through the rest of the week, with high temperatures steady in the 70s through Monday and lows in the upper 50s. So far this brush-fire season, the Santa Clarita Valley has escaped with no serious brush fires, but the danger will continue until there is significant rainfall. Last year’s heavy rain resulted in lush plant life that dried through the summer into potential kindling.
McKINLEYVILLE >> It was a first-half Mack attack at Panther Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. But it wasn’t necessarily one that had the hometown crowd in McKinleyville getting up out of their seats.Heritage senior guard Tyriq Mack scored 17 of his game-high 24 points before the break as the Patriots concluded an impressive opening week of the season with a 77-59 win over the host Panthers to claim their fourth straight McKinleyville Rotary Tip-Off Tournament title.“Great, great week for us,” …