first_imgDespite having benefited from the premature end of the championship, Pol Llonch confesses being “surprised” by the government’s decision to ban any massive event until September 1: “We are better than many other countries where they are training or dating the return of the competition. I was shocked, but thinking it coldly The Netherlands is managing the crisis very well and if they made that decision it is because they believe that it is the best for everyone’s health“It is fucked up for soccer players and all the people who love soccer, but right now the sport is in the background. The priority must be to save as many lives as possible“, completes the Catalan.After achieving his greatest achievement as a footballer, Pol Llonch now faces a long four-month hiatus: “We are waiting for the indications that they will give us from the club. The best thing is to rest now, because the preseason is going to be very long.” The best footballer of the Eredivisie in the months of January and February, who was close to signing for Girona during the last winter market, is aware that several teams will ask about his situation during the next transfer window, although his priority now is continue in Tilburg: “Playing the Champions League would be the host, but today I am a Willem II player and I am very excited to compete with them in the Europa League“ The controversial end to the season in the Netherlands raised blisters among some of the Eredivisie clubs. FC Utrecht by Adrián Dalmau, sixth with one game less, is considered the big loser by the verdict of the KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association). The positive note is put by Willem II, whose fifth position will allow him to return to Europe 15 years after his last participation in the now defunct UEFA Cup. “In the situation we are in, achieving qualification for the Europa League qualifying round is a joy. It is a shame that it had to be this way. We would have liked to achieve it by playing every game and being able to celebrate it with our fans, but it could not be“values ​​AS Pol Llonch, Spanish midfielder for the Tilburg team.Although it was not the goal at the start of the season, the achievement of great results including a victory against Ajax on matchday 16 of the Eredivisie allowed Willem to dream of Europe. And dreams are sometimes fulfilled. “It gives me goose bumps when thinking that three years ago I played in Segunda B. Three years! It just doesn’t do anything. And I just qualified for the Europa League. It is crazy. Nothing was playing in the field of Granada B, which had no stand, “recalls Llonch, who signed for him Wisla Krakow in January 2017 his life changed.The Catalan midfielder, who passed through Girona or Granada before embarking on his adventure abroad, reveals that both he and all those who are part of Willem II are “very happy”. “We had to celebrate it for the WhatsApp group. What remedy”. Pol Llonch empathizes “with the players who consider themselves disadvantaged by the KNVB decision, but there were eight games left to play and a thousand things could have happened. We, mathematically, could have entered the Champions League. Utrecht was missing a game against Ajax They could have won, tied or lost, but the reality is that they could not have played it and the league has ended like this. ” The Spanish considers that the fair thing “would be that we all had the same parties” And he values ​​the great season of his team: “We came from being third or fourth. We have been ahead of Utrecht all season and our performance today places us fifth. That gives us the pass to Europe.” “We would have liked to achieve this by playing every game and being able to celebrate with our fans, but it could not have been”center_img Pol Llonch, Willem II playerlast_img read more

first_imgNCAA MVP Alvarez hopes to see Lady Bombers continue success “We would want to keep our hopes alive and that could only happen if we could continue our winning ways,” said coach Leo Isaac. “That win against San Miguel was like a shot in the arm and with this convincing win against Kia, maybe we can go on and move up to the next level in terms of confidence, maturity, and all things that could add up to our game on Sunday.”Mike DiGregorio kickstarted the rout in the third quarter, firing 14 points powered by three treys as the Elite took an 18-point lead in the frame, 77-59.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHis explosion paved the way for his other teammates to catch fire as Blackwater extended its lead to as high as 26, 94-68.DiGregorio finished the game with 21 points on a 3-of-7 shooting from three, to go with three rebounds and three assists. LATEST STORIES MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano JP Erram  nabbed a double-double of 17 markers, 14 boards, and three dimes, while Allein Maliksi got 14 points, six rebounds, and three assists.Nard Pinto also had a solid outing, firing five markers, seven boards, eight assists, and two steals in his 28 minutes on the floor.Blackwater now shift its focus to its all-important duel against NLEX on Sunday at Philippine Arena.Ronald Tubid fired 22 points on a 6-of-9 sniping from downtown, on top of eight rebounds, while Reden Celda had 21 markers and five boards for the cellar-dwelling Kia, which suffered its fourth straight defeat and dropped to 1-8.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed BLACKWATER 95 — DiGregorio 21, Erram 17, Maliksi 14, Sena 9, Belo 8, Marcelo 8, Cruz 5, Pinto 5, Jose 4, Javier 3, Banal 1, Cortez 0, Neypes 0, Palma 0.KIA 76 — Tubid 22, Celda 21, Corpuz 9, Lastimosa 8, McCarthy 6, Reyes 5, Camson 3, Khobuntin 2, Escoto 0, Galanza 0, Sara 0, Yee 0.Quarters: 25-21, 47-41, 77-65, 95-76.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESMaking a late run to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, Blackwater fanned its playoff hopes and dumped Kia, 95-76, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The win allowed the Elite to move to join eighth place with Phoenix, both of whom are carrying 4-5 cards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgnICE one Jason!Take it easy now ladies!Ballybofey’s European middleweight boxing champ Jason Quigley hasn’t taken up modeling!Instead he is one of the first to try out the new Cryotherapy pool at the Finn Valley Leisure Centre today. Jason was one of hundreds of people who attended the centre which opened today.And with fifteen jobs in the pipeline from the centre, we’re giving it the thumbs-up too! CHAMP JASON TAKES IT ‘ICE AND EASY’ AT FINN VALLEY LEISURE CENTRE! was last modified: August 17th, 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:boxingFinn Valley Leisure CentreJason Quigleylast_img read more

first_imgBingo Continues in Hall on Tuesday at 8.30pm. Lotto result for 5/0/13 CW,LK,MH,WH P.Lynch,R.Carlin,M.Mc Clean, JC.Moore M& M.Browne next week’s jackpot is €2750Anyone wishing to buy or sell lottos contact any committee member.Registration is now due and must be paid by the 26thMarch by 6 pm to be in with a chance to get tickets for Donegal v Tyrone Game Adults €30 and Minors €3 Contact Julia Blake on 0862611290 Sam Will be at the St Marys Clubhouse on March 7th for anyone looking photographs come along from 6.30pm.Training for Senior Ladies this Wed 6th Feb from 7 -8.15 New Players are always welcome as we are hoping to have Senior and Junior teams if numbers allow.Gaelic for Mothers and Others takes place on Wed at 8.15 new players always welcome .Training for Underage continues on Fri evening from 6-7 new Players welcome Well done to u12 boys who played at half-time in Mc Cumhaill park at the Donegal v Down game and Congratulations to the Drumkeen u12 boys on winning the League cup on Sat also .Well done to our Ladies on the Senior Panel who defeated Dublin .Any Managers with notes Please forward to PRO Mairead Browne -0872140060-or email maireadbrowne@ymail.com. GAA: ST.MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 10th, 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:St Marys Convoy Club noteslast_img read more

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has confirmed Hugo Lloris will remain Tottenham captain despite being sentenced for a drink-driving charge earlier this week.Lloris, the France goalkeeper, was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000 on Wednesday after admitting to a charge of drink-driving at Westminster magistrates court. 2 silverware Lloris admitted to a drink-driving charge earlier this week Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY REVEALED latest He was pulled over during a routine police stop in Marylebone in August, and was found to have a blood alcohol level of more than double the UK limit.There have been calls for Lloris to lose the armband due to his actions, but he remained captain for Spurs’ first match after he was charged – a 3-0 win at Manchester United. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion changes How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings predicted The 31-year-old, who captained France to World Cup glory over the summer, missed Tottenham’s most recent game before the international break, and he’s set to be out for ‘several weeks’ further with a thigh injury. tense Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? revealed And now Pochettino, the club’s manager, has confirmed Lloris will keep the armband having already been punished internally.“He is the first to regret about everything and all that happened is not good, he doesn’t feel great,” Pochettino said. “He said he is sorry and he is a man and accepts his mistake.“Everyone can make a mistake, he made a mistake and he is suffering. He is punishing himself. That is a massive lesson for everyone, he was the first to tell me he made a mistake.”When asked if he would stay on as captain, he said: “Of course.” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? gameday cracker Most read in Premier League Lloris kept the armband after being charged and will now remain captain indefinitely 2last_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny businesswoman Frances Spears of Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s marked a major business milestone with a wonderful festive evening on Thursday last.Customers new and old visited the two popular gift stores on Letterkenny Main Street to congratulate Frances, enjoy festive treats and browse her unique stock.Keith Stevenson and Kathleen Salmon at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances Spears at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningAlan’s Christmas WindowMourne AntiquesMourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe 2 Mary’s, Catherine Cooke-Harkin at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe Kennedy’s, Siobhan Grant and Clare McNickle at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances enjoyed welcoming everyone to the shop and offered great discounts as a show of appreciation. She made time to cut her birthday cake though, which was a beautiful bespoke design by Mel Rodriguez Cakes. Mourne Antiques began in Letterkenny back in 1992, when Frances moved her shop from Strabane to Letterkenny. Ever since, she has been sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces and beautiful gems, antique items and diamond jewellery for customers.Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s will be top spots for Christmas presents this month, where you’re sure to find something with a story that a loved one will appreciate.Amelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts celebrates Irish crafts from local makers and artists, so a gift from here is one that will bring delight to a loved one and also support the creative community.Amelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts For opening hours and stock info, visit: www.facebook.com/mourneantiques and www.facebook.com/ameliasirishdesign Picture Special: Frances’ festive party celebrates 25 years at Mourne Antiques was last modified: November 27th, 2017 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) Tags:amelia’sFrances SpearsletterkennyMourne AntiquesShop LKlast_img read more

first_imgArcata >> It’s been nearly four years since Robin Guiver has occupied one of the ball buckets that coaches sit on outside of the home dugout at the Arcata Ball Park.Come Thursday, he’ll be moving over one spot in the pecking order.With the opening of the Humboldt Crabs’ 2017 season against the Rockville RockHounds at 7 p.m. tonight in Arcata also means the start of Guiver’s reign as manager of America’s longest continuously-running summer collegiate baseball team.“On paper, we’ve got some …last_img

first_imgSpin twins Amit Mishra and Imran Tahir did pose serious problems for the Rising Pune Supergiants batsmen but Delhi Daredevils skipper JP Duminy insisted that his decision to give the 18th over to speedster Mohammed Shami was the best option available for him.Shami, who leaked 50 runs in his 3.1 overs was taken to task for 20 runs in that particular over that swung the match decisively in Pune’s favour as they romped home by 7 wickets. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table) Pune Supergiants needed 37 off three overs and Imran Tahir was bowling extremely well at that time. Duminy, who was leading the side in place of Zaheer Khan, threw the ball to Shami, who was taken to task by RPS captain MS Dhoni.Dhoni hit a four and a six and in all his side took 20 runs to take the game away from the hosts. (Also read: MS Dhoni relieved after Rising Pune’s much-needed win) “We had three overs left at that stage and Imran had only one over left, our best option at that point of time was that. Shami had two overs left, I could not bowl him from the other end, so we had to use someone else. So that was the best option to get Shami bowl his four overs,” Duminy reasoned at the post-match conference.Daredevils made a lot of changes to their playing XI, leaving out four in-form players but Duminy stood by the team management’s decision. “It was just a precautionary measure. We are playing again in two days time. It has been a long first half of IPL, so we are just trying to make sure that the guys are fresh. A very long and important part of the tournament is yet to come, we want to make sure that we are ready to go,” he said.advertisementDuminy said they have always followed horses for courses approach even as it did not work on Thursday.”It’s just the combination. Few guys missed out due to combination. We felt as a selection group it was the best XI for the conditions and for the opposition. Unfortunately things did not go our way. We missed a few chances in the first six overs, a few run outs here and there but we did well to take it to the last over. In hindsight, I would say we backed out ourselves to get 180 after 103 in 13 overs but we stumbled, lost a few wickets.”Winning team’s Rajat Bhatia, who bowled extremely well said that the hosts could not post a formidable total despite being in a good position and that helped them.”I have played here for so many years and I know that the wicket was good. When they finished their innings, we knew that if we play sensibly we will clear it and that’s what happened. They were like 20 runs short, the way they were going,” Bhatia said.Pune have been looking for a turnaround after losing six matches and Bhatia feels this win could begin the process.”It’s T20, you know never know. This is what happened with Mumbai Indians few years ago. We can change it. We have to play one game at a time rather than thinking what will happen in in the next game,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgInstead, the basketball hall of famer and owner of the Charlotte Hornets teamed up with owners from the Celtics, Lakers and Bucks to create an ultra-premium blend of the agave liquor that has already won prizes at tasting competitions from New York to Los Angeles.“It’s not about the ownership group. It’s not a celebrity-endorsed brand,” said Emilia Fazzalari, the CEO of Cincoro Tequila and the wife of Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck. “It was never about that. For us, it has always been about the liquid first.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The idea came about three years ago, when Jordan bonded over a love of tequila while having dinner with Grousbeck, Fazzalari, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens.“We wanted this tequila that tasted great,” Fazzalari said in a telephone interview Monday. “We are competitors on the court. We stand across from each other and compete throughout the season. But we are collaborators by nature.” Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES FILE – Chicago Bulls President/COO Michael Reinsdorf Jr. (L) accepts the ceremonial All-Star ball from Charlotte Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan at the 68th NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jeff Hahne/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — When Michael Jordan decided to get into the tequila business, he could have slapped his name on the label, maybe autographed a few bottles and sold out the whole run in hours.No matter what it tasted like.ADVERTISEMENT SBP eyes European coach for Gilas Pilipinas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Cincoro is bottling four different tequilas, starting with the unaged Blanco that sells for $70. A limited edition Extra Añejo, aged 40-44 months, is listed at $1,600 and comes in a black crystal bottle that is inlaid with real gold.According to Russ Pareti, Cincoro’s chief marketing officer, the tequila market is growing by 10% a year. But the ultra-luxury market is expanding by 40% annually.“There’s really a large runway,” he said.Fazzalari would not disclose specific sales or reveal production numbers, except to say they have sold out in some of the 12 U.S. markets they have launched in so far. They hope to be in all 50 states next year, and then take it to Asia and Europe, Grousbeck said.Grousbeck said NBA owners have been known to go into business together before, on occasion investing in the same company or fund. But he could not recall a time where four or more teams have joined up on a project.“It’s pretty rare,” he said. “But there is a good bond among team principals in general.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerscenter_img Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments The basketball magnates didn’t just write a check and then watch from afar.Jordan was involved in the design of the bottle, working with Mark Smith, the vice president of innovation special projects at Nike. They came up with a five-sided crystal container — a reference to the five leaves of the agave plant — that tilts up at a 23-degree angle — a nod to Jordan’s uniform number.“Michael’s influence was really as a true tequila lover and a person who only does things right,” Grousbeck said.Edens brought knowledge of supply chain logistics to the group. There were weekly conference calls, and meetings. Together the partners tasted 1,000 different blends before settling on a flavor.“All the partners are actively involved in the company, and we all have been from Day 1,” Fazzalari said. “They’re not silent partners.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more

first_imgOne would imagine that a match-winning hundred like the 281 against Australia in the Kolkata Test would be the best moment in VVS Laxman’s career but no, the former India cricketer picked his maiden century against the same opposition in the Sydney Test as the one closer to his heart.The stylish batsman revealed this at the release of his autobiography ‘281 and Beyond’ in Hyderabad on Thursday night.Laxman, who shot to the limelight with a knock of 167 in 2000, believes this was closer to his heart as it was first international hundred and it gave him confidence and belief that he was capable of playing at the highest level.Also Read – Prithvi Shaw stole Virat Kohli’s thunder in Rajkot, says VVS Laxman”From 1996 to 2000, I never had a hundred. I never ever felt I was able to establish myself in the Indian team. If I had not got that 167, probably I would not have got another chance to play. The fashion in which I got these runs and against quality bowling on a challenging wicket and tough conditions gave me the confidence.””It removed doubts and apprehensions I had about my game. I started to feel that I belong to international cricket and that I can go out and perform against the best bowlers,” added Laxman in a chat with popular cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.Also Read – Thanks for all the memories: Vaughan, Laxman pay tribute to Alastair CookLaxman, who retired from international cricket in 2012 after a career spanning 16 years, is known for his historic knock of 281 in 2001. His inning and record stand with Rahul Dravid, set up a stunning victory for India after following on.advertisementLaxman believes this was turning point for his career and also in the fortunes of the Indian team.He also revealed that this knock of 281 did not come as a surprise. Known as ‘Very Very Special’ in cricketing circles, Laxman said with the extensive fitness training and hard work, he was physically and mentally ready to play that kind of inning.Also Read – CAC trio of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman could move away in new BCCIHe did not agree with Harsha Bhogle that 281 trapped him as people started to have huge expectations from him.”I learnt after the first 4 years of struggle at highest level that especially in our country you can’t afford to fall into a trap. Everyone will have expectations. I never played game to fulfill expectations of others.”Also Read – Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman plant saplings under Haritha Haram programmeThe event saw Harsha Bhogle in free and frank conversation with Laxman, his family members, former cricketers Arshad Ayub, Venkatapathi Raju and autobiography co-writer R. Kaushik.Telangana’s Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao and badminton coach P. Gopichand also shared their views at the event attended by former cricketers, coaches and friends of Laxman.Also Read – VVS Laxman’s kids broke down after David Warner’s ball-tampering banLaxman, who preferred cricketing career over becoming a physician like his parents, said the toughest decision for him was giving up as an opening batsman.In 1996 when Laxman was included in the Indian team he was announced as an opener. “I took it up as a challenge. It was one of the tough decisions,” he said.When he was dropped in 2000, he joined the Hyderabad team and started playing first class cricket. “I told myself that I am going to lead the life as a first class cricketer. I decided I will work hard but I will never ever open the batting. It was toughest decision because there was no guarantee of getting into playing XI of India,” he said.He recalled that at that time the middle order was packed with experienced players like Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammed Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly.Laxman represented India in 134 Tests, scoring 8781 runs at 45.97. He scored 17 Test centuries, six of which came against Australia.(With IANS inputs)Also Watch – It’s one of weakest teams vs one of strongest, says Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more