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Rob Ricafort secures TRO, set to play for UP vs La Salle

first_imgMOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps00:50Trending 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 Thanks to the TRO, Ricafort will be able to don the maroon-and-white on UP starting on Saturday against league-leader La Salle at Mall of Asia Arena.Perasol said the TRO is a triumph for Ricafort who fought for his rights to play for his first and final playing year in the UAAP.“Rob took great lengths to assert his rights. The court has spoken. Nobody has the power to deny him that right which the court has protected. As his coach, the least I could do is to help him get back up, after stumbling in life many times over in the past,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Pirates book first F4 berth Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img How to help the Taal evacuees For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene University of the Philippines forward Rob Ricafort will finally be able to play for the Fighting Maroons on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT The 24-year-old was given the green light to suit up this UAAP Season 80 after securing a temporary restraining order (TRO) from Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar of Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19, according to UP coach Bo Perasol.“Rob Ricafort chose to fight for a chance, for a change. If you know his personal story, you will understand that this is no longer just about ball for him; this is about his life. Playing in the UAAP was his dream. Now it will come true,” the affable mentor said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRicafort was earlier ruled ineligible by the UAAP eligibility committee for exceeding the maximum age limit of 25. His appeal, which was forwarded by UP president Danilo Concepcion, was later denied by the UAAP Board of Trustees.He will only turn 25 in January next year, with the basketball season already over. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgMOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japan’s Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women’s 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games.The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nations hosting the Olympics usually get a home-field boost. And swimming will be a big part of it, with Japan expected to challenge the United States and China in one of the most high-profile sports at the Olympics.Japan and China finished with 19 gold medals apiece in swimming at the Asian Games, both teams testing young swimmers and new names in a warm up for Tokyo.“We are getting closer to the world’s top countries little by little, like the United States, Australia, and China,” Ikee said. “When you look at relay races, you can tell that.”Besides Ikee, several Japanese also won multiple gold medals in individual races.Yasuhiro Koseki won the men’s 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke, and Daiya Seto took the 200 fly and 400 IM. Satomi Suzuki won gold in the women’s 50 and 100 breaststroke.Ikee described the push by Japan to double the gold-medal count in Tokyo as a “drastic challenge.”Asked if she felt the pressure as the home-country favorite, she said “no.” But then rolled her eyes and paused to explain why. She said success reinforced more training, which led to more medals.“I don’t feel the pressure too much,” she said. “For me, I gain strength from the cheering and pressure. I make up my mind to work harder, and when I get more support it becomes by motivation.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? She won the 100 fly in 56.08 seconds, the fastest time of the year and ahead of the best time this season by Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, the Olympic champion, world champion and world record-holder.Sjostrom holds the world mark at 55.48, and Ikee — pronounced E-kay — is closing in.Ikee was also second at the Pan Pacs in the 200 freestyle — her second best race — just behind Canadian Taylor Ruck but ahead of American Katie Ledecky, the five-time Olympic champion who has dominated the freestyle evens from 200- to 1,500-meters.“I gained confidence when I won the 100 butterfly, since this is the main race for me,” she said. Her confidence in freestyle was also boosted, she said, “because I couldn’t compete well with the world’s top swimmers in freestyle before. I think I can compete with the top swimmers in the world in these two races.”Japan is hoping to win 30 gold medals overall at the next Olympics, an ambitious target and double its gold-medal take in Rio.ADVERTISEMENT Asian Games: PH’s Danny Caluag settles for BMX bronze DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games — six gold — Ikee has become an Olympic favorite, particularly in the 100-meter butterfly where she is chasing the world record.“If everything goes well, I think I will be able to set the world record,” Ikee said, speaking through a translator to non-Japanese reporters after swimming ended on Friday. “But at the same time, it is not easy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’A promising junior swimmer who qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics two years ago and finished sixth in the 100 fly, Ikee in the last several weeks has arrived as a rising contender in several events.The breakthrough started earlier this month in the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, competing against top swimmers from the United States, Australia and Canada. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Alex Cabagnot to miss few San Miguel games as he recovers from surgery

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel will start its bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup with a shorthanded starting five.Point guard Alex Cabagnot is set to sit out the Beermen’s first few games of the PBA 2019 season to allow his broken nose to get a full recovery after getting surgery in December.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The 36-year-old point guard is an assistant coach with University of the Philippines in the UAAP and was also part of Gilas Pilipinas that competed in the last leg of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.And these delays were what caused minor complications on the injury.“I want to play but it’s like a freshly broken nose,” said Cabagnot. “It’s freshly re-fixed from before. The procedure took longer than expected because it has been two years since it happened so there’s calcium buildup and a bone has formed that deviated in a way.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane to focus on Australian Open Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Cabagnot suffered a broken nose in December of 2016 after getting hit by Meralco forward Cliff Hodge in an accidental collision.“I have to get clearance from the surgeon, every two weeks they have to see if it’s healing correctly because they have to observe it,” said Cabagnot after San Miguel’s practice Wednesday at Acropolis Clubhouse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I have to wear a mask for the first three months and we’re going to go from there. Hopefully I can help expedite the healing process, God willing.”Cabagnot added that he was supposed to have surgery on his nose when San Miguel got eliminated in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals in November but he had to postpone it because of his commitments. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

CCJ judgment demonstrates Govt’s concern for sugar workers

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has recognised that several sections of the press reported about the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ’s) judgement regarding the legal challenge our Union and our colleague union – the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) – mounted to the decision by the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo) to close Skeldon, Rose Hall and East Demerara estates at the end of 2017.Those reports reflected on several aspects of the judgment, which demonstrate the breadth of the matter and the comprehensiveness of the issues that were put before the CCJ.While indeed the CCJ disagreed with our representations regarding the adequacy of consultations on the estates’ closures, the Honourable Justices pointed out that the Government and GuySuCo just met the “…minimum requirements of meaningful consultations …”Indeed, this says a lot, especially when one considers that thousands of Guyanese have been affected by the estates’ closures. The satisfaction of the barest minimum of engagement when considering the consequences of the decisions that were taken is a matter, we believe, our decision-makers cannot be elated about. It goes to show, in our view, that the decision-makers were engaged in a mere ritualistic exercise, without any sincere consideration of how to avoid the repercussions of the closure.In fact, the CCJ determined that the consultations between the Unions and the Government/GuySuCo were not perfect or ideal. The Court said “[i]n a matter of such national importance impacting such large number of workers, the process could have been more extensive and more responsive to the concerns of the Applicants [GAWU and NAACIE]”. The Justices opined that “[n]otwithstanding the absence of a statutory obligation, the Respondents ought to have given a considered response (whether written or oral) to the GAWU’s proposals, explaining why they were not adopted”.Of course, the GAWU contends that such explanation would have been unconvincing, recognising that several of the Union’s proposals have been adopted by GuySuCo towards making the industry viable.The Court also felt that the Government and GuySuCo should have engaged the Unions regarding their plans for alternative employment for the now jobless workers. On this score, the GAWU’s knowledge is limited to what we read and hear in the press.The CCJ also found that the High Court and Court of Appeal erred when they deemed the Sugar Commission of Inquiry (CoI) “…was sufficient to satisfy the obligation to consult…” The Justices found that closure was not recommended by the CoI, and therefore GAWU and NAACIE were not able to make their views known on the matter.The CCJ also disagreed with the lower courts which determined that the Unions’ only remedy for GuySuCo’s contravention of the Trade Union Recognition Act was limited to the penalty of a fine of $56,000 and to imprisonment for 6 months, which is prescribed in the Act.The Court also did not find favour with the Attorney-General (AG), who argued that the CCJ should not consider the matter, since it had become academic. He noted that the closure decision had been effected, and the workers were made redundant. On this, the Justices, citing relevant case law, concluded that “…the determination of the dispute is of national importance…” and thus proceeded to hear the dispute. The CCJ also agreed with the Unions’ submission that the GuySuCo could not have been represented by the AG’s Chambers.The Justices also determined that “…there was a legitimate expectation that the Applicants would have been consulted prior to the closure of the sugar Estates, both because of longstanding GuySuCo policies and the specific promises by Vice President Ramjattan and Minister of State Harmon…” .Of great importance to us is the CCJ’s elucidation out of the consultation process. Here the Justices said there should be consultation when the proposals are still at a formative stage; there should be adequate information on which to respond; there ought to be adequate time in which to respond; and there must be conscientious consideration by an authority to the consultation. Notably, several pieces of legislation require consultative engagements, and thus we believe the setting out of the aforementioned parameters by the CCJ is both useful and timely.We were also heartened to note that the CCJ recognised that “[t]he sugar industry has undoubtedly played a large part in the socio-economic development of Guyana. Thus its future was an issue of national importance and required vigorous discussions with all stakeholders before an informed decision could be made. In this regard, the Respondents could have engaged with the Applicants on a deeper level…”This is a stain of notoriety that further demonstrates the Administration’s lack of concern.While ultimately the verdict was not the one we would have preferred, the CCJ judgement, in our view, addressed several important and critical issues. The scope of the matters addressed goes to justify that our move to the Judiciary was a step in the right direction. While one section of the press, for reasons best known to them, has sought to cast aspersions, we must again reiterate that this decision, like all others, was considered and approved by the Union’s General Council. Such unwarranted and unnecessary attacks on our organisation are nothing more than malicious and wicked.The GAWU remains proud of its actions to defend and protect the workers. Our commitment is unwavering, and our dedication unquestionable. The consequences of closure, sadly, will linger on, but the legacy of the CCJ judgment will serve all Guyana well now and in the future as well.Sincerely,Guyana Agriculturaland General WorkersUnion (GAWU)last_img read more

Reflecting on the `Jena Six’ mess

first_imgPurvis and his friends asked for, and received, permission from a school official to sit under the tree. The next day, they received a very different message from some of their schoolmates. Phillips: So, you come to school the next day. Purvis: Yes, ma’am. Phillips: And what did you see? Purvis: There was three nooses hung up in the tree. CNN devoted an entire hour to the chaos in Jena, La., and rendered a considerable service. We hear, running through it all, the voices of critical figures – the district attorney, the school principal and a school board member, the mothers of the defendants and of the victim, the outsiders. The temptation for this journalist was to seek to isolate words and events and watch the tensions rise, the ease with which despair made its way into the picture, creating a scene reproduced throughout the world. Kyra Phillips, CNN anchor: “? nothing has been normal since the three nooses were hung from a school tree.” Phillips continued in voiceover: “Jena, La., population about 3,000. It’s like so many small Southern towns. Jena is about 85 percent white, 13 percent black, and people here are, for the most part, civil to one another. Still, blacks and whites keep largely to themselves. Social life here is built on two enduring pillars, high school football and church on Sunday ? “But civility and tolerance were splintered just over a year ago, on Aug. 31, 2006, when No. 33, Kenneth Purvis, a star junior fullback for the Jena Giants, asked if he and his friends could sit under this large oak tree on the high school grounds, a tree that Purvis and other black students believed was an unofficial gathering place reserved for white students only.” The nooses were taken down immediately and the three white students who had put them up were identified. The school principal, Scott Windham, wanted the three expelled, but the boys’ parents appealed to the school board, which accepted their plea that hanging the nooses was a prank, not a threat. Instead of being expelled, the students were suspended for just a few days. Many of Jena’s black residents were furious. The school principal called an assembly of students and teachers and invited longtime District Attorney Reed Walters to address the assembly. Several people who were present quoted Walters as saying, “See this pen in my hand? I can end your lives with the stroke of a pen.” Anger seemed to be boiling up again, but as one female student put it, “Then we had our first real football game, and everybody just kind of forgot about it.” The truce lasted throughout the football season. Then on Nov. 30, the main building at Jena High burned down, apparently at the hands of an arsonist – though it has still not been determined whether those hands were black or white. A couple of days later, there was a fight in the parking lot of a convenience store in a black neighborhood. A white student at Jena High, Matt Windham, later told police he felt threatened by three black students. Windham ran to his pickup truck, where he had a shotgun; three black students wrestled it away from him. As Ms. Phillips reported: “Jena’s small black community was watching to see what charges would be brought against the white student with the gun. But there were none. Instead, the three black students were the ones accused – among the charges, aggravated second-degree battery, assault, disturbing the peace and theft of the weapon. Nearly a year later, those cases have yet to go to trial.” Then on Monday, Dec. 4, came the incident that led to Jena’s unwelcome notoriety. A group of black students badly beat a single white student, Justin Barker, sending him to the hospital unconscious. One witness told CNN: “He was making racial slurs, and they had enough of it. And they took action.” Another witness said, “A lot of the blacks, if not all, that was standing started kicking him and pushing him down. When he got knocked out, they still kicked him just as hard.” One thanks the good Lord for the football games, and for the church services every Sunday. William F. Buckley Jr. is the founder of National Review magazine. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDespite the terrible weather Danny McDaid officially opened the new Universal Ballymacool Park yesterday.This means, for all our community, that there is finally a park that exists allowing all children of all ability to play in a single space.Snap Charity worked together with local bodies to secure enough funding to supply some truly fantastic pieces of equipment. An “Ability Whirl Roundabout” with gates that open and close to secure wheelchairs and an incredible giant seesaw that you can run over, roll over, push over and wheel over!SNAP (Special Needs Accessible PlayPark) Members were delighted to have the ribbon cut and to close a chapter in their operation “Unite Our Kids” in time for Christmas.A sign will be installed this week to attribute the hard work and kindness of those responsible for funding the equipment so far.They admit that it was a long process with an extremely worthwhile outcome and haven’t finished yet. A brochure is in the process of being printed with proposed pieces for Letterkenny and funding has already begun towards the next stage.There is great hope that people’s generosity will long continue to help achieve what has been a great start.This is the first “Universal Play Park” in the North-West of Ireland with the closest being 116km away in Cavan.Every child has the right to play and not having public equipment locally to cater for every parent’s need is unfair.In Donegal there are many schools that have children with need of extra care and attention yet there is a serious lack of outside activity and so with great pleasure a start has been made to take care of this. If anyone is interested in funding for or sponsoring pieces and having their name attributed to future park wonders then please contact Samantha Robinson at artforyourchildren@gmail.comDANNY MCDAID OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW UNIVERSAL BALLYMACOOL PARK was last modified: December 10th, 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:Ballymacool Universal ParkcharityDanny McDaidFeaturesNoticesplaygroundSNAPlast_img read more

‘My head is baffled’ – England fans confused by Southgate’s team selection

first_imgI really hope sterling does well today, but can’t help but think he’s lucky to get another start, should be rashford and Kane up front 🦁🦁🦁— James Mans (@James_mans) June 24, 2018Virgin Media are the Broadcast sponsors of talkSPORT’s official coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.#AllTheFootball with @virginmedia Shocking decision to start Sterling instead of Rashford after last game— lewis (@lewisludlam98) June 24, 2018 No Rashford again. I’m disappointed in Southgate— Josh (@JoshWilly_) June 24, 2018 England fans can not understand why Raheem Sterling is still starting for the Three Lions.Sterling, the forward, was expected to make way in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI for England’s second World Cup group stage match against Panama, following his below par performance in the 2-1 defeat of Tunisia. Someone please explain to me how Raheem sterling has kept his place over rashford/vardy cus my heads baffled— Kyran Wilcox (@WilcoxKyran) June 24, 2018 1 Loftus-cheek in the starting line up im liking that but surely rashford should be starting too 🤔— Lee anthony welch (@leewelch93) June 24, 2018 You’ve got to wonder what Marcus Rashford has to do to get into this team ! #EnglandvPanama— Miles Henson (@MilesHenson) June 24, 2018 Rashford replaced Sterling on 68 minutes against Tunisia and was bright when he came on center_img 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. I understand how he won’t want to drop sterling and ruin his confidence but rashford has got to play 🙈— Ben Parsonage (@BenParsonage1) June 24, 2018 Marcus Rashford was backed to replace Sterling, as he made a lively cameo against Tunisia after coming off the bench in the second half.Sterling wasted some clear goal scoring opportunities in that World Cup opener, and he remains without an international goal since October 2015.However, when England’s team for the Panama clash was announced, Sterling was still there, listed in Southgate’s starting XI.This did not go down well on social media, with England baffled as to why Rashford remained on the bench.Here are some of the best tweets, in association with Virgin Media…. Playing Sterling instead of Rashford is like playing Gerrard instead of Scholes. #clueless— Andy & June Clark (@clarkys69) June 24, 2018 Rashford has been more effective than Sterling soooo I don’t see why he’s not starting— ✨ (@h_1995xo) June 24, 2018 Positive selection from Southgate. Dele Alli looked bad after injury the other day and he clearly isn’t fit. Sterling wasn’t good enough too. RLC and Rashford deserved to start— Alok Badri (@alok_TTID) June 24, 2018 Near perfect England team, maybe Rashford instead of Sterling though?— Jamie (@DimitarTurnatov) June 24, 2018last_img read more

Keown’s Aubameyang praise hammers home how good Arsenal’s striker is

first_imgMartin Keown has likened Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal’s all-time top scorer Thierry Henry.Aubameyang missed a host of gilt-edged chances in Arsenal’s goalless Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon after replacing Danny Welbeck, who suffered a serious-looking ankle injury in the first-half. Since joining the Gunners in January, the 29-year-old has netted 19 times in all competitions, but having watched him against Sporting, Keown believes Aubameyang needs to do more to reach the impact Henry had on the north London club.“He is the closest thing to Thierry Henry that I have seen since he left the club, he really is that good,” Keown, who played alongside Henry, said.“Someone in his camp should be pushing him on, dragging that performance out of him because he is a special talent.“He scores lots of goals and it’s just a hunger and getting him to that boiling point. I don’t think he was there tonight.”Aubameyang has featured on the wing in most of his games this season to accommodate Alexandre Lacazette’s red-hot form.The Gabon international played through the middle against Sporting Lisbon and failed to find the net with four attempts.Despite Arsenal’s first blank in front of goal since the opening day of the season, they remain top of their Europa League group. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have formed a good partnership 2 “Aubameyang really let them down a bit in front of goal, if only he had taken his chances. He’s a player who I rate really very highly,” added Keown on BT Sport.“He was taken off against Liverpool and he didn’t seem happy with that.“With the [Welbeck] injury, it caught him out more than anyone else, he wasn’t ready mentally and I think on another night he would have put these chances away.“[Henrikh] Mkhitaryan is a player who really looks out for him, they seem to have a telepathic link-up.“He just knows these balls are coming, when you see it from another angle it should be a goal. It didn’t quite come off for him.” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action against Sporting Lisbon 2last_img read more


first_imgIt is now official – Garth Brooks will not play Ireland this year.Garth will NOT play Croker and that’s official!There had been a small glimmer of hope for Donegal music fans that the country singer would be able to play his five gigs at Croke Park.But he said he is crushed and broken-hearted after receiving news that Dublin City Council CANNOT change their earlier ruling to allow all five shows. The singer issued a lengthy statement tonight after talks to hammer out a deal on the Croke Park fiasco ended without agreement.Mr Brooks said: “I have always been advised to NEVER send a message in “the moment.”“It is said it is best to take a walk, wait awhile, and think about it. “With that said, I just received the news the Irish council cannot change their earlier ruling to not allow the licenses for all five shows.“To say I am crushed is an understatement. All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice.“She always said things happen for a reason and for the right reason.“As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one. So it is with a broken heart, I announce the ticket refunds for the event will go as posted by TicketMaster.”Despite the embarrassing series of events, the country star thanked the Irish authorities “for going the distance for all of us who wanted to share songs and dance together.”The 52-year-old said: ” I really want to thank all the people around the world that continued to think good thoughts that this would actually happen. “Most of all, to Peter Aiken and those 400,000 people who believed enough to go through what they have been through to get to this point…I love you, always have, always will.“I encourage any and all of them that can come see the show, at some point around the world, to bring your Irish flags and waive them proudly at the concerts. I will be looking for you.…garth.”Aiken Promotions tonight issued a statement saying: “We regret to announce that despite pursuing all possible solutions, the 5 concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park is cancelled. No concerts will take place.“The ticket return process will begin on Thursday 17 July at 9am through Ticketmaster.” GARTH BROOKS WILL NOT PLAY CROKER – AND THAT’S OFFICIAL! was last modified: July 15th, 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:Croke ParkdonegalGarth Brookslast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Open auditions for the Canyon Theatre Guild production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7-10 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Business workshop titled All About Business Loans, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit for location. FRIDAY Nonprofit workshop titled The Leadership Tool Kit, 9 a.m.-noon at the SCV Resource Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $20. Call (661) 250-3720. Grand Opening, 10 a.m. at Seco Canyon Village shopping center, on the corner of Seco Canyon Road and Copperhill Drive in Valencia. Call Tracey Zimmerman at (949) 270-2411. Grand opening of the Golden Valley Interchange, 10 a.m. on the corner of Golden Valley Road and McKeon Drive in Canyon Country. Call (661) 255-4393. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Christmas Stories and Craft, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Adopt-A-Pet event will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petco, 26501 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.last_img read more