first_imgPictured at the Irish Hotels Federation Conference in in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim County Meath where the IHF Gathering Awards were presented on Tuesday were from left, Michael Vaughan, Outgoing President, IHF, Margaret Jackson and Paul McCormack from Emerald Isle Gathering, Donegal receiving the ‘Best Sports Gathering award from Michael Ring, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Electric Ireland.Picture by Don MacMonagleA former police chief from Ballybofey has hit the back of the net with his efforts for The Gathering.Retired NYPD Deputy Inspector Paul McCormack received the prestigious Best Sports Gathering Award at Trim Castle in Meath from Minister for Sports, Deputy Michael Ring TD yesterday.Mr McCormack was recognized for the extraordinary work he put in bringing the wonderful Gathering events he organized to Dublin and Donegal in 2013. Proud Ballybofey man Paul with his award.He brought the NYPD Gaelic Football Club to Croke Park for the first time, and arranged a special day in Croke Park for 44 local children from the Beann Eadair GAA club in Howth.He also arranged a special gathering charity game in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey.Jim McGuinness and the 2012 Donegal Allstars joined forces with the NYPD team in a match against an Irish Legends team.Thousands of people turned out for a great game and a Donegal-New York night afterwards in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey. All proceeds from the event went to support Letterkenny General Hospital. Pictured at the Irish Hotels Federation Conference in in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim County Meath where the IHF Gathering Awards were presented on Tuesday were from left, Michael Vaughan, Outgoing President, IHF, Margaret Jackson from Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Retired Deputy Inspector Paul McCormack, NYPD & Donegal receiving the ‘Best Sports Gathering award from Michael Ring, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Electric Ireland.  FORMER AMERICAN POLICE BOSS SCORES FOR DONEGAL’S GATHERING EFFORTS! was last modified: February 25th, 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:donegalPaul McCormackThe Gatheringlast_img read more

AVB ‘on brink of being sacked’

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas is on the brink of being sacked as Chelsea boss after failing to quell a dressing room mutiny, the Sunday Express declare.They say that despite Chelsea’s win over Bolton yesterday, owner Roman Abramovich is to concede that his gamble to appoint AVB in the summer has failed.It is claimed the Russian has been told by his advisors that the time has come to make a change.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror say Abramovich has intervened to make it clear that Ashley Cole must stay at the club.Last week it was reported that the Russian wanted Cole to be sold after an apparent row between the player and AVB.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Montalbo mum on costly inbound play in DLSU loss to Ateneo

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKib Montalbo had the ball in his hands with 7.8 seconds left in the game with La Salle holding a 75-74 lead.All he had to do was give it to Andrei Caracut and let the clock run out.ADVERTISEMENT Montalbo kept mum on the costly play and all he could do is look forward to the Green Archers’ next games.“I have no comment on that [inbound pass],” said Montalbo Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We’re going to bounce back, we felt that we could’ve won that game. We’ll bounce back.”La Salle finished the first round with a 5-2 record, two games behind the 7-0 Blue Eagles, and Montalbo is already raring to lead the Green Archers against Far Eastern University on Wednesday.“Thank you Lord we’ll be playing immediately,” said Montalbo. “That way we won’t feel the sting of our loss today that much. We’ll bounce back and we’ll get the victory.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 13 MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Matt Nieto, however, had other plans and denied Caracut the ball and tapped Montalbo’s pass away.That however wasn’t the last of Montalbo’s mistakes as he fouled Nieto with 3.9 seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNieto went on to hit the game-winning free throws as Ateneo escaped with a 76-75 victory.READ: Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed moment Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

NBA Power Ratings And Playoff Odds Hornets Rising Heat Falling

With just about five weeks remaining in the 2014-15 regular season, we present another edition of FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. How do these numbers work? In a nutshell, each team is ranked according to a projection of its strength over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on the methodology, see our introductory rankings post.A few observations on this week’s ratings:Don’t look now, but the Charlotte Hornets suddenly have a 53 percent chance of making the playoffs in the East. Winners of six of their last seven games (including five straight), they also saw their long-term talent rating improve greatly with the prospect of guard Kemba Walker returning for the season’s stretch run. A knee injury has kept Walker out of action since late January.The Atlanta Hawks, owners of the league’s second-best record, still rank just 8th in our power ratings. What’s going on? It’s not their loss Saturday to the lowly Sixers, nor is it a disconnect between the team’s winning percentage and its point differential (they rank third overall in Basketball-Reference’s adjusted efficiency differential, so they’ve been winning by margins plenty strong). Instead, the issue is similar to what plagued the Hawks last week: Injury-related playing time allocations are working against them in the short term. This time, FiveThirtyEight favorite Kyle Korver sat out over the weekend and is listed as day-to-day in the injury report, which means more projected minutes for Kent Bazemore. Since Korver carries one of the best RPM ratings in the NBA (+4.5) and Bazemore sports one of the worst (-3.8), any shift in minutes from the former to the latter takes a toll on Atlanta’s power rating.The week’s two biggest risers are the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks, and both boosts come largely because key players are returning from injury.Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, owner of the seventh-best RPM in the NBA, suited up last week for the first time since aggravating his nagging shoulder injury on February 21, and his presence alone improved New Orleans by 2.5 rating points (to say nothing of the points gained by not having to play his backups as much). For Dallas, the big gains come with Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons re-joining the lineup. Our projections expect that pair to play about 54 combined minutes per team game over the upcoming week — an increase of 25 minutes per team game that yields a 1.9-point rating improvement for the Mavericks. They also project to gain 0.6 rating points via decreased minutes for players lower on the depth chart.Since the news of Jimmy Butler’s injury broke too late to be accounted for in last week’s rankings, the full extent of its damage can be seen in Chicago’s power rating this time around. A reduction of 26 minutes per game to Butler’s projection cost the Bulls 1.7 rating points, while big playing-time upticks for low-rated wings E’Twaun Moore and Doug McDermott set Chicago’s rating back by another 1.5 points. The loss of Butler was much more damaging to the Bulls than that of Derrick Rose, whose injury only cost the team about 0.4 points of power rating after his backups were accounted for.The Miami Heat have been hemorrhaging playoff probability for weeks now and are down to just a 30 percent chance of making the postseason despite sitting at 93 percent back on Feb. 2. The team has gone 7-8 since then, while Indiana, Boston and Charlotte — at that time, three of Miami’s chief competitors for the final pair of unclaimed Eastern Conference playoff slots — have gone a combined 28-14. But Miami’s bigger problem is that their talent pool has been drained, even after winning the trade deadline. Highly-rated players such as Chris Bosh, Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng and prized deadline acquisition Goran Dragic are all injured (or listed as day-to-day), while the team is projected to give big minutes to poor RPM players such as Henry Walker, Michael Beasley and rookies Tyler Johnson and Shabazz Napier. read more

Football JT Barrett eclipses Drew Brees sets Big Ten record for career

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett throws a pass in the first quarter against Penn State on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWell, add one more to the list. Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett set the Big Ten record for career touchdown passes in the second quarter against Penn State Saturday, eclipsing former Purdue Boilermaker and future NFL Hall of Famer Drew Brees. Barrett’s 14-yard connection with wide receiver Terry McLaurin was his 91st career touchdown pass. The score cut into Penn State’s lead, making it 21-10, with 9:32 remaining in the second quarter. Barrett already set the record for career touchdowns responsible for among Big Ten quarterbacks earlier this season, also passing Brees. As a freshmen, he set the Big Ten single-season record for touchdowns, with 45.He now owns 29 school or Big Ten records. read more

Eriksen explains bizarre goal reaction

first_imgTottenham’s Christian Eriksen explained his rather bizarre reaction towards teammate Heung-Min Son during their 3-1 win over Chelsea on SundayThe Denmark international appeared to have given Son a telling off for not passing the ball in the build-up to Dele Alli’s second goal with Eriksen having been seen waving his arms frantically at the South Korean during the goal celebrations.But Eriksen revealed that it was more of a constructive criticism towards his teammate, but was relieved to see the effort go in regardless.“He made it more difficult than it was! Of course, we scored, so it was relief, but if we didn’t score it would have been a big disappointment for Sonny not to pass it, but luckily Dele finished it off.” Erikson told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Alli, who scored a brace in the win, also admitted that he was rather unhappy with Son’s actions.“I was complaining, I was a little bit annoyed that he didn’t, but Sonny is a player who is in really good form so when he goes through you’d back him to score. He kept it alive, and luckily it fell to me.” said the England international.The 3-1 victory strengthen Spurs’ hold in the top four places in the Premier League and the side had their first win at Stamford Bridge in 28 years.last_img read more

Klopp reveals Moreno will play against Wolves

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed Alberto Moreno will start the club’s third round FA Cup tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.The former Sevilla left-back is set to be named in the Reds’ starting XI at the Molineux to play his fifth game of the season, with Simon Mignolet also in line to begin the clash.Klopp revealed his decision during his pre-game press conference with journalists at Liverpool’s training ground.Asked if Moreno is going to play, the timer Borussia Dortmund manager said, according to the club’s official website:Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“100 per cent, 100 per cent.”“Alberto is another example for being an unbelievable professional person and a really important part of the dressing room.”“He is from the positive side of the planet I would say. He is very often in very, very good shape, he loves training, loves playing and loves all these things and he is really good with all the boys. I can say Alberto will play as well, there is no doubt about that. He has to play, that’s clear.”last_img read more

Escondido Fire Department launches annual firework collection campaign

first_img June 18, 2018 ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – The Escondido Fire Department is launching its annual fireworks collection campaign this Monday, June 18, 2018. Escondido residents can turn in their fireworks, no questions asked, from 9 am on Friday, June 18 until 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 9 at any Escondido Fire Station. KUSI’s Dan Plante was live ‘Fire Station One’ in Escondido with the details. Dan Plante, Dan Plante 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe purpose of the Fireworks Collection Campaign is to reduce the number of fires and injuries caused by illegal fireworks. The Escondido Fire Department reminds residents that all consumer fireworks are illegal in the City of Escondido and throughout San Diego County. That includes sparklers, firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets and even poppers.“Fireworks are extremely dangerous and their use can easily cause serious injuries and start fires.” said Escondido Fire Chief, Rick Vogt. “Considering the dry brush in and around Escondido, anyone thinking about buying and using illegal fireworks needs to understand the consequences. Persons negligently causing a fire to start can be held criminally and financially responsible.”In addition to property damage, fireworks can also cause serious injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), thousands of people, including children and teens, are injured every year while using consumer fireworks. Even something as “harmless” as a sparkler, which burns at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, can cause critical injuries and pose a serious fire hazard. Additionally, the NFPA states that nationally two out of five fires reported on Independence Day are started by fireworks.Residents are encouraged to enjoy the FREE professional fireworks show that will be held in Grape Day Park. The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 and the fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. This community event features live music, food vendors, and activities. To learn more about the City’s Independence Day festival and fireworks show, click here.For more information, Escondido residents are encouraged to call the Escondido Fire Department at (760) 839-5400. Residents of other cities are encouraged to contact their own local Fire Departments for more information about fireworks in their jurisdictions.center_img Posted: June 18, 2018 Escondido Fire Department launches annual firework collection campaign Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more