Máximo Hernández dies

first_imgMáximo Hernández Sánchez, former soccer player and former coach of Rayo Vallecano and Numancia in the First Division, died this Sunday in Madrid at the age of 74, due to complications from a disease he had suffered for a long time.Máximo Hernández began his professional career as a footballer for Rayo, where he was from 1965 to 1968, until he left for Celta de Vigo. In 1970 he started a two-season stage at Sporting de Gijón before returning to Vallecas to hang up his boots in 1974. As coach he directed numerous teams, although in the highest category he only did so with Rayo Vallecano (1997) and Numancia (2004-2005). He finished his career at Albacete, in Segunda, in 2009.At Rayo Vallecano he also worked as a technical secretary and as sports director. In 2014 he received a tribute from the Veterans Association of the Madrid club.last_img read more

Power Smashers post 1st win, top Perlas in 5 sets

first_imgWhy are Jason Castro and Terrence Romeo special for Gilas? 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation The Power Smashers finally ended their search for a first win after outlasting Perlas BanKo 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 23-25, 15-12, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.But head coach Nes Pamilar has yet to see the kind of performance that his team is capable of.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s still not the kind of game I’m looking for,” said Pamilar, whose squad improved to 1-3.“I’m still searching for someone on my team who will take the lead. We need to have one player who can carry us inside the court,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jovelyn Prado showed signs of a potential leader as she turned in 22 points while Regine Arocha added 18.The Power Smashers redeemed themselves after dropping a game against Adamson on Wednesday. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The loss to Adamson played a big factor with the way we played tonight,” said Pamilar.Nicole Tiamzon and Ella De Jesus combined for 42 points for the Fighters, who slid to 1-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Meralco cuts off Ginebra

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESBOCAUE—Returning to the site of one of the most painful losses in the history of its franchise, Meralco got some measure of revenge while staying alive in the playoff race in the PBA Philippine Cup.Journeyman center Jason Ballesteros scored on a putback and split his free throws at crunch time as the Bolts hacked out a thrilling 84-82 victory over the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings at Philippine Arena Sunday night here.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Ancajas gains foreign fans after explosive US showing GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Alas continued his inspired play as NLEX turned back Blackwater, 93-90, for its fourth straight victory that also propelled the Road Warriors to a playoff spot.Alas sizzled in the final period with 16 of his career-best 25 points as the Road Warriors climbed to 6-4 for a tie of fourth spot with Alaska.Rookie Kiefer Ravena also knocked in four triples on his way to 23 points.“Kevin Alas saved the day for us,” coach Yeng Guiao said of the former Letran star.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Acquired at the start of the season as Meralco shored up its roster following a spate of injuries on the likes of Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, Ballesteros finished with seven points and 16 rebounds as the Bolts pulled level with TNT KaTropa and Blackwater with a 4-6 record for ninth spot.More importantly, the Bolts gave themselves a chance of catching the last bus to the quarterfinals with a victory against the same team that handed them a Game 7 loss in the Governors’ Cup finals last year.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 folkBallesteros was at the right place at the right time for the putback off a Chris Newsome miss with 35 seconds remaining. He stood his ground against Japeth Aguilar and came up with his last rebound before drawing a foul with 17 seconds left.It was Kevin Alas’ turn to shine for NLEX in the other game. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Anthony Davis outduels Kevin Durant, Pelicans beat Warriors

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The NBA Finals MVP made things more difficult after halftime on Davis, who also had 12 rebounds for the Pelicans while having his way with the Warriors’ defense from the start.The Pelicans beat the Warriors for the first time since April 7, 2015, in New Orleans, and at Oracle Arena for the first time since April 24, 2012.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 crownDurant also committed a costly late turnover that led to E’Twaun Moore’s pullup jumper with 23.5 seconds left. KD lost the ball for another key steal less than a minute earlier but immediately got a rebound on the other end that led to Andre Iguodala’s dunk on the other end to get Golden State to 121-119 with 1:01 left.Quinn Cook, who has been an admirable fill-in for the injured Stephen Curry after his promotion from the G League, added 21 points with five 3-pointers in the Warriors’ final regular-season home game. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Confident McIlroy ready to seize shot at career Grand Slam Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC This was primarily the KD and Davis show.Davis shot 13 for 24, while Nikola Mirotic made four quick 3-pointers and six in all on the way to 28 points. Jrue Holiday scored 25 and Rajon Rondo dished out 17 assists.Durant tied the game on a layup just before halftime but Davis scored again to give him 19 points on 9-for-14 shooting in the first half. New Orleans led 67-65 after sizzling shooting by both teams — 59.6 by the Pelicans to 57.4 for Golden State and seven 3-pointers apiece.Draymond Green just missed a triple-double for the Warriors, finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. He had seven of Golden State’s 17 turnovers.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans had 39 assists, Moore adding seven. … G Ian Clark missed his second straight game — this one against his former team — because of a sprained right ankle. … New Orleans has given up 110 or more points in each of the last 11 regular-season meetings vs. the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES AP PhotoOAKLAND, Calif. — Anthony Davis outdueled Kevin Durant down the stretch on the way to 34 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a 10-game losing streak to Golden State with a 126-120 win over the Warriors on Saturday night.Durant scored 19 of his 41 points in the third quarter to go with 10 rebounds and five assists. He made big 3-pointers with 6:39 remaining and at the 4:52 mark that got Golden State to 112-111, but the Pelicans kept answering.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Six new signings to watch in the Bundesliga

first_img(BEL/Borussia Dortmund, 29 years old)Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel is expected to play a key role for Borussia Dortmund this season after his transfer to the Bundesliga from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian. © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSHaving finished third at the World Cup with Belgium, the central midfielder is expected to take up a key role at Dortmund since his 20 million euros ($22.9 milliom) transfer from Tianjin Quanjian. Witsel came off the bench and scored the equaliser in Monday’s 2-1 German Cup, first-round win at Greuther Fuerth before captain Marco Reus scored the winner deep into extra time. However, having played in the Belgian, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese leagues, there are question marks about how Witsel will cope with the more physically demanding Bundesliga.DAVY KLAASSEN(NED/Werder Bremen, 25)After making his Champions League debut at 18 at Ajax, Klaassen has joined Werder Bremen following a disappointing high-profile move to Everton last season. Bremen have splashed out 13.5 million euros on the attacking midfielder who had the late Johann Cruyff as one of his admirers. “You have to have a strong positional game, strong ball control and the technique to handle midfield speed and Xavi, Toni Kroos and Davy Klaassen can do that,” said Cruyff in 2014.ALASSANE PLEA(FRA/Borussia Moenchengladbach, 25)Alassane Plea (R) and Thorgan Hazard (L) both scored hat-tricks in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 11-1 romp at Hastedt last Sunday in the German Cup. © dpa/AFP / Carmen JaspersenHe showed he has an eye for goal with a hat-trick on his competition debut last Sunday when Gladbach romped to an 11-1 win over minnows Hastedt in the first-round of the German Cup. Costing 23 million euros, he is the most expensive transfer in the club’s history. He joins Borussia after scoring 44 goals and setting up 23 more in 135 games for Nice. “He’s a versatile, fast and intelligent attacker, who has proven his qualities,” said Gladbach’s director of sport Max Eberl.PAULINHO(BRA/Bayer Leverkusen, 18)Not to be confused with the 30-year-old Barcelona midfielder, on loan at Guangzhou Evergrande who has the same name, the teenager Paulinho is a winger, who cost Leverkusen 18.5 million euros and has already impressed. “He doesn’t look like someone who could still play youth football,” said Leverkusen’s director Rudi Voeller. “He is full of self-confidence and wants to have the ball to show what he can do.” Nevertheless, the Brazilian faces some stiff competition with Jamaica’s Leon Bailey and Germany’s Julian Brandt currently ahead of him in the pecking order on the left wing.KASIM ADAMS NUHU(GHA, Hoffenheim, 23)The Ghana international defender won the Swiss league with Young Boys Bern last season after cutting his teeth with Real Mallorca for two seasons in the Spanish league. At 1.90m tall, he is a solid presence at the back and a powerful header. He cost eight million euros, and Hoffenheim hope he will be a force to be reckoned with when they make their Champions League debut in 2018/19.MATHEUS CUNHA(BRA, RB Leipzig, 19)Leipzig have uncovered yet another exciting, young prospect. The teenager scored 10 goals last season and set up another eight for Swiss club FC Sion and looks likely to transfer his talents to the German league. The centre forward already has two goals in four Europa League qualifiers so far this season. Having cost 15 million euros, Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick describes the fleet-footed Cunha as a “very interesting striker” who has “developed impressively” in recent months.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BERLIN, Germany, Aug 23 – The 2018/19 Bundesliga kicks off on Friday when champions Bayern Munich host Hoffenheim. AFP Sport looks at six key signings:AXEL WITSELlast_img read more

LAPD chief doesn’t get big threat

first_imgACCORDING to Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, “Terrorism is all about getting them before they get us.” But if that’s so, you’ve got to question the wisdom of the Los Angeles Police Department’s efforts to spare the city from a dirty-bomb attack. The LAPD has recently procured – using some of the $3 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security – devices capable of detecting so-called dirty bombs, or radiological dispersion devices. One of the detectors will be deployed on board a helicopter and supposedly can detect a radiation signature from an altitude of 800 feet. Six other devices are handheld units for use by police officers on the ground (with, presumably, a detection range of only a few feet). Assuming the helicopter-mounted device is 100 percent effective – and nothing ever is – and that it can detect small quantities of radioactive material within an 800-foot radius, its effective surface area of detection is about 2 million square feet, or less than one-tenth of a square mile. If a dirty bomb could be anywhere inside the L.A. city limits (468 square miles), and the helicopter could be flying anywhere within that airspace, the probability that a single helicopter would detect the bomb is less than 0.02 percent. In other words, very poor odds. Even worse are the odds for six police officers carrying handheld detectors with a range of only a few feet. Each would be responsible for covering nearly 80 square miles. Moreover, there are many legitimate sources of radiation – by definition, a dirty bomb is made with explosives laced with radioactive material, not a nuclear device – that could set off detectors and result in countless false alarms. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, radioactive materials are routinely used at hospitals, research facilities and industrial and construction sites for such purposes as diagnosing and treating illnesses, sterilizing equipment and inspecting welding seams. And there are many naturally occurring sources of radiation, such as fertilizers, ceramics, bananas, kitty litter and smoke detectors. All of which could be carried in sufficient quantities by trucks traveling on the 6,800 miles of roadways, including 27 intertwining freeways, in Los Angeles to trigger detectors. Beyond being able to detect the relatively small amount of radioactive material used in a dirty bomb, there is also the question of how real such a threat is. There are only two known cases – in Russia and Chechnya – of attempted terrorism using a radiological dispersion device. In May 2002, Jose Padilla was arrested on suspicion that he was an al-Qaida terrorist intending to detonate a dirty bomb in the United States. But when he was finally indicted – after being held for three years as an enemy combatant – the dirty-bomb charges were dropped. (Padilla was convicted in August on charges of aiding terrorist organizations abroad.) The truth is that although a dirty bomb is a relatively simple device compared to a nuclear weapon, it is also a high-tech weapon, which makes it more difficult for terrorists to construct and use. (Indeed, if it was easy and simple to build dirty bombs, one would think they would be as prolific as improvised explosive devices in Iraq.) And despite rhetorical sensationalism about dirty bombs – announcing Jose Padilla’s arrest, former Attorney General John Ashcroft claimed that a dirty bomb “can cause mass death and injury” – they are hardly weapons of mass destruction. The actual physical damage caused by a dirty bomb would likely be no more than that of a conventional bomb using the same amount of explosives. So the dirty-bomb threat to L.A. is probably overstated. But that should come as no surprise, since Chief Bratton doesn’t understand the larger terrorist threat. According to Bratton, Los Angeles is at risk of terrorism – and presumably a dirty bomb attack – because it is “the symbolism of so much of what they hate. In their rush to get back into the 7th century again, 21st century Hollywood is not exactly where they want to be.” The reality is that – as the 9-11 Commission concluded and as numerous polls conducted throughout the Islamic world show – “they” do not hate us for our freedoms, way of life, culture, accomplishments, or values. Rather, the growing tide of Muslim anti-American hatred – the basis for the radical Islamists to cultivate terrorism – is fueled more by what we do, i.e., U.S. policies, than who we are. With more than 1 billion Muslims in the world, we cannot continue to ignore the reality of why so many of them possess a growing hatred of the United States – largely U.S. foreign policy. Otherwise, getting them before they get us will be as elusive as trying to find a dirty bomb in Los Angeles. Charles V. Pe a is senior fellow at The Independent Institute (www.independent.org), and author of “Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for Winning the War on Terrorism.”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_imgFour Masters Club Notes Donegal G.A.A. Fundraiser: Four Masters are calling on members and supports to join in the Fun Run / Walk 5k in Ballybofey on Saturday 6th April starting at 11.00AM. The club is looking for members , family / friends to take part in this event. Sponsorship cards available, for further information contact Eamonn Gorrell or Deborah Dunnion. Every participant from the club will be kitted out in club colours.  Four Masters’ Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner of the Annual Lotto for Week 36. There were two €50 winners. Peadar Epsey, Bru na Mara and Nóirín O’ Dowd. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 18, 23. Next weeks jackpot is now standing at €1100. Membership: membership for the Club closes on 31st March. Contact Michael Martin, 087 619 8905, for further information. GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgSaturday Night Lights: Donegal face Dublin under the lights at Croker on the 7th of February.Donegal will face Dublin under the lights at Croke Park in the second series of games in the 2015 Allianz Football League Division One.Rory Gallagher will make his competitive bow as Donegal manager a week earlier when they host last year’s runners-up Derry at Mac Cumhaill Park.That opening fixture is on Saturday, January 31st and will also be played under floodlights. However, it’s the match-up against Dublin that presents Donegal supporters with an early opportunity to return to Croke Park to face the Dubs.For some Donegal supporters that famous victory over Dublin ranks as one of the county’s finest ever days.Donegal will face Kerry on the 15th of March for the first time since the Kingdom defeated them in the All-Ireland final in September.With a collective training ban imposed on Donegal until December 29th, they won’t have much time to prepare for the start of the National League campaign. However, knowing Rory Gallagher’s forensic attention to detail and preparation, despite only being appointed a fortnight ago, he’s more than likely already got his players on an off-season winter training programme. GAA CONFIRM FIXTURES FOR 2015: DONEGAL WILL FACE DUBLIN UNDER THE LIGHTS AT CROKER was last modified: November 13th, 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:donegalGAAHome-page SportNational League 2015newslast_img read more

Donegal siblings amaze judges at World Irish Dancing Championships

first_imgDungloe siblings Emily and Thomas Colangelo demonstrated an amazing level of skill during the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow. Emily (13) placed second in the prestigious competition and was awarded the coveted Globe trophy. Her brother Thomas also scored highly, placing 16th in his category. Emily has been dancing since she was 3 and a half, and Thomas started at 6.Their parents Christina and Ben tell Donegal Daily that they are over the moon with Emily and Thomas’ achievements.“They absolutely love dancing and train like athletes to maintain the standard required to compete at such events,” Christina says.When asked if they were nervous before competing, they replied: “not really – just good nerves!” The children dance for the highly acclaimed McNelis Cunningham Boyle School.“Their plans for the immediate future are a little well-earned rest and then back to their beautiful team of teachers who are former Riverdancers themselves in preparation for their next competition,” Christina says.Well done Emily and Thomas!Donegal siblings amaze judges at World Irish Dancing Championships was last modified: March 29th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:dungloeGlasgowIrish Dancinglast_img read more

African growth ‘calls for industrialisation’

first_img26 September 2012Although Africa is the second-fastest growing continent, its challenge is to move from a path built on consumption and commodity exports to a more sustainable developmental path based on industrialisation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Davies was speaking during the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (Unctad’s) Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday.Although Unctad’s recent World Investment Report indicates that global foreign direct investment flows exceeded the pre-crisis average in 2011, reaching US$1.5-trillion, flows remained some 23% below their 2007 peak. While foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows increased across all major economic groupings in 2011, developing economies now account for 45% of global FDI.FDI inflows into sub-Saharan Africa recover“Africa saw a third year of declining FDI inflows, but the 2011 decline in flows to the continent was due largely to divestments from North Africa,” Davies said. “Inflows to sub-Saharan Africa recovered to $37-billion, close to their historic peak.”South Africa was now seeing growing investment from India and China, which was also occurring across the African continent.South Africa was also investing on the continent, with a recent publication by the South Africa Institute of Race Relations observing that total South African direct investment on the continent had increased from R3.8-billion in 1994 to R115.7-billion in 2009, Davies noted.Making FDI work for developmentWhile there was debate on the models of on investment policy, the Investment for Sustainable Development Model recognised that while FDI could make a positive contribution to sustainable development, the benefits to host countries were not automatic.“It posits that regulations are needed to balance the economic requirements of investors with the need to ensure that investments make a positive contribution to sustainable development in the host state,” Davies said.The associated benefits of investment as they relate to technology transfer, skills development and research, among others, needed to be purposefully built into the investment regime, and not taken for granted.“New thinking and practice in international economic policy-making, notably with respect to the role of state in economic development, finance and industry, also need to find expression in international investment policy-making.”Davies added that South Africa’s three-year bilateral investment treaties (BITs) review, concluded in 2010, confirmed this assessment. The recommendations made from the review were largely endorsed by the Cabinet in April 2010.“Cabinet understood that the relationship between BITs and FDI was ambiguous at best, and that BITs pose risks and limitations on the ability of the government to pursue its Constitution-based transformation agenda.The Cabinet had concluded that South Africa should refrain from entering into BITs in future, except in cases of compelling economic and political circumstances.It had instructed that all “first generation BITs, which South Africa signed shortly after the democratic transition in 1994, many of which have now reached their termination date, should be reviewed with a view to termination, and possible renegotiation on the basis of a new Model BIT to be developed.”Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more