Jalalon-Barroca tandem doing wonders for Hotshots

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “Back then when we were making the Finals with James (Yap), I was the young guy,” he said. “That’s the same with Jio now. He’s helping the team because of our balanced attack. We know Paul (Lee) is the one carrying the team, but Jio and I are just there to help him in any way we can.”The young guard, meanwhile, is grateful to be teaming up with one of the league’s top guards.“It feels so great because I know how he plays. I understand his tendencies, [and that help since we play] a fast-paced game where we get our offense off of our defense. When I’m with kuya Mark, it’s easy to play basketball.”After numerous heartaches in the semifinals just last season, the two guards agree that they Hotshots are  ready for primetime against a powerhouse in San Miguel. Thei best-of-seven-series starts on Friday.“We’re so hungry from our frustrations in our past failures in the semis. Now that we’re here, this isn’t just our goal. Now that we’re over the hump, our target is to win in the Finals,” said Barroca.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Guiao still confident as NLEX’s first semis stint ‘builds up toughness’ LATEST STORIES Barroca has been serving mentor for Jalalon since the pesky guard arrived to the Hotshots last season, where they failed to make it past the semifinals.This time, the Hosthots are going to be their first Finals stint since the 2014 Governors’ Cup and the duo was instrumental in closing out the Road Warriors in Game 6 on Tuesday as they nabbed the crucial stops in the last two minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBarroca first read the passing lanes and halted Kiefer Ravena’s pass before going on a two-man game with Jalalon and finishing with the three-point play to give Magnolia the 94-89 advantage in the last 1:32. Jalalon followed suit, swiping the ball off Larry Fonacier and going straight for the lay-up to take a 96-89 lead with 1:25 remaining.After tireless one-on-one sessions in practice, both Barroca and Jalalon are just relieved that their partnership are finally doing wonders. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 “We already have the experience, but we’ll work hard for this. It’s not going to be easy to beat San Miguel, but we both have five players on the court and we promise that we’ll really work hard for it,” Jalalon said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Magnolia back in the Finals for the first time in four years, Mark Barroca couldn’t help but see a young version of himself in teammate Jio Jalalon.“I see my younger self in Jio when I was starting in the PBA. He’s really aggressive on defense. Even if he gets hurt, he keeps on fighting and I’m really proud that he’s my teammate,” said Barroca.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

LEC Completes 18 Megawatt Power Plant

first_imgThe Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), with funding from the government, has constructed an 18 megawatt Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Power Plant located at the entity’s Bushrod Island compound, a release from the corporation has said. Construction work on the plant began in 2014, but delays were experienced because of the Ebola outbreak in the country, according to the release. In February his year, LEC commissioned the World Bank funded 10 megawatt HFO Plant, which is also located at the Bushrod Island Compound. “The completion of the 18 megawatt HFO Plant has increased the LEC power generation capacity to 28 megawatt,” the release said. The completion of these two power plants has increased the LEC’s power generation capacity and its capacity to connect more customers. Construction work on a third 10 megawatt HFO Power Plant, which is being funded by the Japanese government, is expected to be completed by August 2016, further increasing the LEC’s generation capacity to 38 megawatt.LEC, with funding from the World Bank, has constructed Medium Voltage lines and 400 Volt Low Voltage distribution network in SKD Boulevard, Matadi and Lakpazee communities. This network, the release said, is intended to supply power to 1,900 residents in those areas as well as provide basic street lighting. This project is a continuation of the 18 communities project, which will connect 8,400 new customers. The LEC has meanwhile assured customers that it is committed to helping the government improve people’s livelihoods and reduce poverty through increased power delivery to more communities. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort Nelson’s Streeper wins record seventh championship

first_imgThe race is a highly respected one in the dog racing industry, involving 50 miles of terrain per heat, over a three day period of racing on the Great Slave Lake in Yellowknife, Canada.Streeper showed why he is one of the best in the business, winning each heat in the three day race, finishing with over a 15 minute lead on second place. Winning by such a large margin is no easy task, as this year’s field was extremely competitive, as 8 of the top 10 mushers were also racers from this year’s Wyoming Stage Race, an international dog sled race, which Streeper took first in earlier this year.This year’s race was a significant one, as it marked the 59th running of the historic event, which included some of the top mushers in the sport.- Advertisement -The race format was a ten dog limit with a 12 dog pool, so mushers were able to use their own strategy to maximize their performance.Next year’s event will mark the 60th anniversary of the race, and some big ideas are already being planned to celebrate the achievement.For more information on the Diavik 150, visit the event’s official website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort St. John native Brock Jellison recaps Olympic Opening Ceremonies performance

first_imgPhoto: Fort St. John native Brock Jellison performs a solo dance piece at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies last week – Screenshot from www.ctvolympics.ca You can watch Jellison’s performance, by Clicking Here.  Just fast-forward the video to 1:48:40.Advertisement [asset|aid=2545|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eb77335f32dfceae67c01dd7ca4a9928-Jellison 1_1_Pub.mp3] He competed against nine other dancers, and was given the part of lead solo dancer.What happens after that, Jellison says, was a blur or rehearsing in secret rooms, being tight-lipped about his performance, and growing his hair and beard to suit the part.Jellison says once the volunteer-dancers knew their moves, he began training in January for his big solo dance.Advertisement – Advertisement -By Christine Rumleskie [asset|aid=2547|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eb77335f32dfceae67c01dd7ca4a9928-Stephanie 1_2_Pub.mp3] Jellison himself remains modest about his accomplishment….[asset|aid=2548|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eb77335f32dfceae67c01dd7ca4a9928-Jellison 3_1_Pub.mp3] He says he will carry his Olympic experience within him for the rest of his career. He says he’s still trying to process the magnitude of his performance.[asset|aid=2546|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eb77335f32dfceae67c01dd7ca4a9928-Jellison 2_1_Pub.mp3] Jellison was born and raised in Fort St. John. His mother, Noelle, started a dance studio in the City, which later changed ownership and renamed to Studio 2 Stage. Jellison graduated high school, and began pursuing his dancing career, with occasional visits to Fort St. John to help teach kids.Stephanie Schneider is a dance instructor at the local studio. She took lessons from Brock when she was young. She says he was upbeat in his teachings, and was always passionate about dancing.Now, she says Jellison serves as an inspiration for aspiring dancers in the Peace Region.Advertisement There’s been a surprising amount of northeast representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, from speed skater Denny Morrison to artist Garry Oker.Thanks to a tip from faithful Energeticcity.ca followers, we discovered yet another Fort St. John native who wowed millions at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.Brock Jellison had 23 million sets of eyes on him in Canada alone, as he solo-danced to a highly-energetic Celtic music piece at the ceremonies.It all started when Jellison’s Vancouver-based dance company, Ruckus Company Productions, got an offer from Olympic organizers who were searching for help in judging tap-dancing auditions for the opening ceremonies.Jellison readily accepted, and was later offered a position with the choreography team for the tap-dancing performance.Advertisementlast_img read more

Several roads start to flood in Fort St. John

first_imgUPDATE – For more on this story, click hereSeveral roads and intersections in Fort St. John have started to flood.At least two roads have been closed including 96 ave, 95 ave by Ferris Fast Cycles and  the road behind Sobey’s.- Advertisement -If you spot any flooding, send us the information including photos and video to contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.Make sure you slow down on the roads that have already started to flood.last_img

Man United’s £12m Player of the Year assessed – a steal of a signing!

first_imgNot only did he show great enthusiasm, he quickly understood what I was looking for in that position– Former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli praises Darmian’s ability[Darmian] can become a focal point of the Azzurri defence for many years– Italy’s 1982 World Cup winning full-back Antonio Carbrini has been impressedHe says:Paolo Maldini was always my role model. I was even lucky enough to get to train with him. He’s a legend so go easy with the comparisonsVideo evidence: Man United have reportedly landed Matteo Darmian from Torino, so talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight runs the rule over the defender.Name: Matteo DarmianDate of birth: 02/12/89Born: Legnano, northern ItalyClub: TorinoPosition: DefenceInternational: 13 Italy caps (correct as of 07/07/15)What’s the latest?Man United have apparently won the race for 25-year-old Darmian and will pay Torino £12.7m for his services, beating competition from the likes of Roma and Napoli. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but if he leaves, then Darmian will become another high profile Torino departure, following in the footsteps of Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus), Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) and Alessio Cerci (Atletico Madrid, now on loan at Milan).Did you know?1) Darmian began at Milan and captained the side’s youth team but his appearances in the first team, where he made his debut in 2006, were limited. He was loaned to Padova during this time and sold in a co-ownership deal to Palermo in 2010, who passed him onto Torino a year later, with the club eventually buying Milan’s remaining stake in the player.2) Able to play right or left-back, Darmian is a real handful for defenders when he sets off on one of his surging runs forward, but is is also strong defensively. He has even been compared with former Milan and Italy full-back Paolo Maldini, something he is quick to play down.3) Darmian made his senior Italy debut against Ireland at Craven Cottage in 2014 just two weeks before the World Cup in Brazil began. He impressed Cesare Prandelli so much that he was included in the 23-man squad and gave the manager no choice but to include him in the starting XI. England fans may remember him as that thorn in the side of Roy Hodgson’s team in their 2-1 loss to Italy at the 2014 World Cup.4) He was voted by fans as the Italian national team’s player of the year for 2014, picking up il Pallone Azzurro (the blue ball).5) When Juventus were beaten by Torino for the first time since 1995 at the end of last season, Darmian was at the heart of his side’s attack, equalising after Andrea Pirlo had put their Turin rivals ahead before Fabio Quagliarella’s winner.What is being said?They say: 1center_img Manchester United have reportedly signed Matteo Darmian from Torino last_img read more

HOW DONEGAL JOCKEY LANDED JOB WITH FOOTBALL LEGEND!

first_imgDONEGAL jockey Martin Harley has linked up with soccer star turned trainer Mick Channon!The 21-year-old is flying high in the British apprentice charts thanks to a new link-up with trainer Channon – a legend of 70s football and a former England star.As a 17-year-old former pony racer, Harley made the best possible start to his career with a fi rst season total of seven. Then, in 2008, he rode a winner for legendary gambler Barney Curley, the Ulster Oaks at Down Royal on Angel’s Story for his boss Jim Bolger and ended with three magnifi cent victories for his trainer brother Shaun on the patched up nine- year-old Muskatsturm. But as he told me: “I was doing good in Ireland, but I had a few bad injuries.“I broke two vertebrae in my back and that took me out for nearly a season and the year after I broke a bone on the top of my foot and was out for eight weeks.“Trying to get back into the game after that was hard,” he sighs, “but Mr Bolger was very good to me and I learned a lot there.”Racing was in the family. His father John bought the ponies for him to ride, his brother Sean trains six horses and his uncle Paul was a former jockey. “It was my uncle who really got me into the game and he encouraged me to apply for the job with Mr Bolger.”The Bolger way would not suit most young men. He hates his staff to smoke or drink and instils a work ethic that would do credit to a boot camp.But it’s produced top notch professionals such as champion trainer Aidan O’Brien, record breaking jump jockey A P McCoy and recent Irish Derby hero Seamie Heffernan.“I had to write him a letter to ask if it would be all right to see him,” Harley smiles.“But he got back to me saying he would be happy to take me on.” “My father never took a drink and never smoked and I was always trying to follow in his footsteps. So it was easy for me from the word go!“Everything has to be neat and clean and when you go racing you learnt to dress well and it all comes naturally.“It’s hard work – and I put in plenty of overtime – but if you’re second or third there and there’s a horse available in a Group One, you ride it.“I’ve ridden in a few Classics and Group races. They were all outsiders, but you learn a lot.” Uncle Paul’s influence also helped Harley to secure the job with former England footballer Channon.“He spoke to Kieren Fallon and Kieren put in a good word for me,” says Harley proudly.“I’ve been in England for five months now and Mr Channon has been very good to me.“I also ride out for Alan McCabe once a week and he’s been a big help too.”HOW DONEGAL JOCKEY LANDED JOB WITH FOOTBALL LEGEND! was last modified: July 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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

DIVERS SEARCH FOR WORLD’S RAREST GOLF BALLS IN DONEGAL LOUGH

first_imgDivers have started searching a Donegal lough for what could be some of the world’s rarest and most valuable golfballs.The rare golf balls nest at the bottom of Lough SaltThe unusual golf balls are believed to rest at the bottom of Lough Salt and once belonged to former golfing legend Tom Morris.The former Open champion is believed to have driven the balls into the lake while designing nearby Rosapenna Golf course more than 120 years ago. Now a team of divers are hoping to discover the rare gutta percha balls amongst hundreds of balls which have been driven into the lough over the years.Gus O’Driscoll, who is leading the team, revealed they started their task last month.“It really is like looking for a needle in a haystack but if we find the golf balls it’ll be well worth the effort,” he said.Golfing legend Old Tom MorrisThey believe that Old Tom Morris drove up to 20 golf balls into the lake while he was designing the nearby Rosapenna golf course in 1891. Morris, who was from St Andrews in Scotland, was an all ‘round golfing enthusiast and regarded as the greatest player alive in the late 19th century.He was brought over from Scotland by Lord Leitrim to design the 18-hole links course through the sand dunes outside Downings.Diver O’Driscoll told BBC Radio Foyle they believe their information is solid as they go in search of the elusive balls which are made of rubber and first made around the 1840s.“We’ve carried out some research and spoke to local people whose parents were around when Tom Morris was here and they told us how he stood up on the hill overlooking Lough Salt and drove the balls into the lake,” said Gus.“It soon became a tradition after that for golfers on their way home from the Rosapenna to stop off and drive balls into the lake. “That checks out because we’ve seen thousands of balls on the bottom of the lake and we have recovered some which date back to the 1940s and 50s.”O’Driscoll says the balls are very distinctive but says they are not planning to cash in if they do manage to get a hole in one by discovering a ball belonging to the late Tom Morris.“If we do get lucky and find one then we are going to donate it to the Rosapenna Golf Course because they’re his link with this part of Ireland,” he said.DIVERS SEARCH FOR WORLD’S RAREST GOLF BALLS IN DONEGAL LOUGH was last modified: November 28th, 2012 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:Diversgus o’driscollLough SaltOld Tom Morrislast_img read more

YOUR CHANCE TO DESIGN THE EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL BROCHURE AND WIN €500

first_imgIt’s the Earagail Arts Festival’s 25th birthday this year and organisers are hosting an open competition for illustrators and graphic artists to design the cover for the annual brochure.The winning artist, selected by a panel of judges will receive a cash prize of €500 and the art work will be utilised across all advertising and festival branding.Royalties for the finished design will also apply on posters and merchandising sold during the festival. Illustrations/designs to be submitted in jpeg or pdf format to outreach@eaf.ie no later than Friday 22nd February.Finished works will need to be supplied as high resolution Photoshop or Illustrator files separated to layers.Please note only one submission will be accepted per applicant.For further information or queries, contact Ashling at outreach@eaf.ie or phone 074 91 68800.   YOUR CHANCE TO DESIGN THE EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL BROCHURE AND WIN €500 was last modified: January 29th, 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:2013brochureEaragail Arts Festivallast_img read more

Softball Signs Four High School Student-Athletes for 2020 Season

first_imgHupke, from Independence, Iowa, is another multi-sport athlete who plays softball, track and field and volleyball for Independence High School. She is a pitcher who has been named first team all-state and all-district each of the past three seasons. As a junior, in the circle, she went 24-4 with a 1.06 ERA and had 195 strikeouts with only 29 walks allowed in 191 1/3 innings pitched. Her team qualified for the 2018 state tournament. Her mother, Heather, is Independence’s head softball coach, and she played four seasons of softball at Buena Vista University. From Pittsburg, Kan., Beitzinger, who is a multi-sport athlete in basketball and softball, is the lone Bulldogs’ signee from outside the state of Iowa. On the diamond, she is a middle infielder for Pittsburg High School. Beitzinger, who was named to the All-SEK and all-area teams after each of her first two seasons, missed her junior season of high school softball due to injury. She returned to the diamond this past fall for her club team the DeMarini Aces and hit .448 and led the team in runs and stolen bases. Beitzinger will play her senior season for Pittsburg High School in the spring of 2019. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team signed four high school student-athletes, Aubree Beitzinger (Pittsburg, Kan.), Mackenzie Hupke (Independence, Iowa), Delaney Taylor (Waukee, Iowa) and Emily Valtman (Newton, Iowa) to National Letters of Intent for the 2020 season, head coach Rich Calvert announced Tuesday, Nov. 27. “We feel the most important aspect in the recruiting process is finding quality student-athletes that represent Drake softball both on-and-off the field,” Calvert said. “Time will tell on the impact they will have on the softball field, but they all come from programs, whether high school or club, that have achieved tremendous success during their time. We look forward to seeing them develop over their careers.”center_img The final member of the 2020 signing class is Valtman who is from Newton, Iowa. She is a catcher and utility player for Newton High School and helped the Cardinals finish third at the 2018 state tournament. As a junior, Valtman was named first team all-state and earned all-conference accolades for the third-straight season. She has slugged 24 home runs and driven in 87 runs in her high school career. Print Friendly Version Taylor is a local product from Waukee, Iowa who is another multi-sport athlete in softball and track and field. She has helped Waukee High School’s track and field team win three state championships and one Drake Relays titles and the school’s softball team earn runner-up honors at the 2017 state championship. She has been a member of multiple relays teams that have won state titles. Taylor, an outfielder, has collected back-to-back all-state honors each of the past two seasons, highlighted by her selection to the 2018 Des Moines Register All-Iowa First Team.last_img read more