first_imgFILE -mMary Joy Tabal rules women’s marathon in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Olympian marathoner Mary Joy Tabal has buckled down in her buildup for the Southeast Asian Games which will be held here later this year.Tabal is maximizing all the help she’s getting in her bid to defend her SEA Games title.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna “Our daily routine would be, training twice a day but a certain period where we need to spend for a 10-day training camp, we train thrice a day. During this time, we are taught how to overcome fatigues, and discipline for ourselves, discipline for the training program,” said Tabal, who is up as early as 5:30 a.m. to train in a stretch that takes her until 4:15 p.m.With all the hard work she puts in, Tabal has all the reasons to be confident about keeping the gold at home.“I have nothing else in mind now than gold. I only have to focus on this event, so I will be giving everything can,” Tabal said.“For now, I don’t really focus on who’s my biggest opponent, because for me, every representative from each nation is my competitor for the gold. I just focus on getting better, stronger and preparing my body for the action.”ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIEScenter_img Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much Guiding her through her preparations are two Japanese coaches Yuhei and Akio Usami aside from her personal coach John Duenas.“We’re currently in the thick of our preparations, which means mileage is getting higher, track workouts are getting harder, legs are getting heavier, miles per miles per week, long runs, long intervals, being able to run on tired legs, mind over matter going to our peak period,” said Tabal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I have never been this focused and motivated to train harder for this was my longest SEA Games’ preparation,” added Tabal, who is aiming to replicate her dominant SEA Games win in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Tabal won the gold two years ago by a mile with second-placer Hoang Thi Thanh of Vietnam finishing seven minutes later. She was also nearly 10 minutes ahead of Natthaya Thanaronnawat, the 2015 gold winner from Thailand. View commentslast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, September 26-Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, admits he has no control over Diego Costa’s impending international involvement with Spain amid fears that his injury problems will not clear up in the short-term.Costa has been struggling with a hamstring injury since the start of the season and Mourinho would prefer that the striker is rested for the forthcoming away European Championship 2016 qualifiers with Slovakia and Luxembourg. But the Blues boss concedes he cannot stop Spain from picking Costa, who is set to return to the Chelsea line-up against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, following a week’s lay-off in a bid to restore the £32million forward back towards full fitness.Mourinho said: “I’m nobody to make that decision. Everything is clear. Everybody knows what is going on with Diego. Everyone knows he’s in trouble for quite a long time. But I’m nobody.“The moment a national team wants to select a Chelsea player, I’m nobody. It’s their decision. They can call the players, play them, do what they want. It’s completely out of my control. What I think and what I feel doesn’t play a part.“But they do what they want. It’s not our decision. We can communicate, send exams and reports, but it’s their decision. “After the game against Arsenal (next weekend), or even before that when they make the pre-selection, everything is in their hands. I can do nothing.”Mourinho chose to leave Costa out of the midweek League Cup tie victory over Bolton Wanderers, but will prioritise the home fixture against high-flying Villa at Stamford Bridge over next week’s Champions League trip to Sporting Lisbon.Mourinho added: “He plays tomorrow and starts the game without problems. The question is always the same: Can he finish the game and be in conditions to play in Lisbon 48 hours later?“That I don’t know. But, at this moment, because I don’t think about Sporting or the Champions League, I think about Villa in the Premier League and he plays for sure. He’s in good position to start.““If he doesn’t play against Sporting, I play (Didier) Drogba or (Loic) Remy. But this game is tomorrow, not Tuesday. It’s another game, another story. I don’t think about the Sporting game. I play tomorrow with the team I think is the best to win against Villa. After that, the consequences I will face. I have to organise a team to play against Sporting. Tomorrow I play with the team I think is the best to win.“Everyone is working hard. He is the first to do that. He’s working hard in his recovery, with the medical staff and the conditioning staff, trying to be ready for every game. Mentally, he’s ready for every game.“Physically he’s not. Everyone is trying hard for him to be able to play every game.”Mourinho refused to get embroiled in a war of words with Manuel Pellegrini after the Manchester City manager branded Chelsea ‘a small club’ following the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.He said: “I don’t have a reaction. I think he should, not me. It was not once or two or three times that he told everyone he doesn’t speak about referees: he killed (Mark) Clattenburg.“Three or four times he says he doesn’t speak about me or my teams: he did it once more. It’s for you to comment.“When I said I don’t want to speak about him, that’s what I try to do.”Mourinho has a fully fit squad apart from Ramires against Paul Lambert’s resurgent side, who beat Chelsea at Villa Park to dent the Blues title ambitions last term.Mourinho added: “Last season was last season. This season is this season. They are second with 10 points. That’s the important thing.“It’s a game between the leaders and the second, the same points as Southampton. It shows the difficulty of the game. That’s the only thing I think about.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Elections BC has started the final count including Absentee Votes for the 2017 BC Provincial Election.Perhaps the closest riding and the riding that could swing the election any which way is Courtney-Comox. The riding was granted a recount request. The original count saw the BC NDP win the riding by 9 votes ahead of BC Liberal candidate Jim Benninger. The recount has found that BC NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard has increased her lead by 13 votes.AdvertisementBut where the swing could happen is in Absentee Votes. In Courtney-Comox alone there are 2,077 ballots to be counted with the seat still very much up for grabs.- Advertisement -Here in Peace River North, there are 1,782 Absentee Votes to be counted while Peace River South has a total of 584.Results for Absentee Votes will be updated at the following link:, The results will be updated at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.Below is a list of Absentee Votes by Electoral District.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgConvoy based Natural Dairies dairy technologists have responded to the challenge to develop a refreshing dairy based drink to celebrate Donegal’s participation in the All Ireland Final on Sunday.Garvan Gallagher the owner of Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny set the challenge for John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies to come up with a way to use its Cool Milk products to make a Cool refreshing drink for children.The pair decided to combine both their culinary and dairy skills and to name the new drink “Cool” Mc Guinness. The new drink is served in a specially designed “Cool” Mc Guinness glass showing the Donegal trainer Jim Mc Guinness and the tag line “Believe”.Welcoming the assistance given by Natural Dairies, Garvan told Donegal Daily, “I told Michael Murphy if he got to the All Ireland I would create a recipe, name it after Jim and add it to the restaurant menu.“I spoke to John Molloy, the owner of local dairy company Natural Dairies about recipe ideas, and he suggested the dairy technologists in the Convoy plant would assist.“Given the importance of dairy farming within the county we felt it appropriate to make a special one off dairy based drink to celebrate the achievement of the team. Garvan’s head chef at Restaurant Sage is a Mexican, Martin Hernandez and John’s head dairy technologist is an Indian Shiva Prakash, so you can say that the final taste experience is truly international.Garvan also revealed that an adult alcohol based version has now been added to his menu.Commenting on the development John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies told Donegal Daily, “Donegal is at fever pitch coming up to the match, every village and town is a sea of the counties colours, be it by way of bunting, flags and all other kinds of novel ideas in support of the team.“The staff here designed the “Stay Cool, Never Give Up” banner that covers some twenty metres on the front of the factory and so when Garvan asked could we help we were delighted to do so.“The “Cool” Mc Guinness glasses we have designed are we are told a bit of a collector’s item and if there is a demand we will certainly look at producing more and contributing any proceeds to a Brain Injury based charity. DONEGAL NATURAL DAIRIES BUSINESS CREATES ‘COOL MCGUINNESS MILKSHAKE’ was last modified: September 18th, 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:BusinessCool McGuinnessFeaturesMilkshakenewslast_img read more

first_img 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI to face Everton, in squad number order… 11 3. Eric Bailly (centre-back) 11 8. Juan Mata (right-wing) 11 It’s back to Premier League duties for Manchester United on Sunday as they take on Everton at Old Trafford.A comprehensive 3-0 win over Basel in the Champions League keeps the Red Devils in high spirits, but the game will draw interest as Romelu Lukaku, Wayne Rooney, and Michael Keane all take the field against their former clubs.Manager Jose Mourinho, though, will have to make do without Paul Pogba who suffered a hamstring injury in midweek.There are, though, likely to be returns for Phil Jones and Eric Bailly after missing the European clash through suspension.So who will start for the Red Devils? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI to face Everton, in squad number order… 11 31. Nemanja Matic (central midfield) 21. Ander Herrera (central midfield) 11 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (attacking midfield) 4. Phil Jones (centre-back) 11 19. Marcus Rashford (left-wing) 9. Romelu Lukaku (centre forward) 17. Daley Blind (left-back) 11 11 11 11 11 25. Antonio Valencia (right-back) last_img read more

first_imgSpeaking after his side’s 1-0 win at home to Partick Thistle, Wright said he’s delighted with his side’s run of form.“It’s a fantastic start, but it is only a start,” he said. “I look at it, it’s one point off 10 points where I want to be as quickly as possible and if you’d had said at the start of the season you’ll go into the international break with a top-of-the-table clash with Celtic, I’d have taken that.“We go there with great confidence and as the last domestic team to be them. Who knows? Maybe we can cause a surprise and a major upset.” Tommy Wright has turned his focus to next weekend’s top-of-the table clash between St Johnstone and Celtic, suggesting his side could cause an upset.The Perth side were knocked off the top spot on Saturday when Celtic leapfrogged them on goal difference but they remain hot on their heels, also winning their first three matches. St Johnstone were the last side to defeat Celtic in a domestic match, beating them 2-1 at McDiarmid Park in May 2016. And Wright hopes to bookend Celtic’s incredible unbeaten run when they go head-to-head in Glasgow next Saturday, ahead of the international break.last_img read more

first_imgEarlier today at approximately 7:30 am, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg responded to a single vehicle crash along State Road #3 near the intersection of State Road #203 in Marysville, (rural Clark County).When officers arrived they discovered a Silver 2001 Honda Civic, driven by Christopher J. Water, 16, of Charlestown, traveled off of the roadway striking numerous trees. The driver received only minor injuries in a crash that could have been much worse if he had not been wearing his seat belt.The driver, Christopher Water, advised officers that he had fallen to sleep while driving to school. When he fell asleep he veered off of the roadway striking numerous trees.Trooper Phil D’Angelo, the officer working the crash, who is also a certified Crash Reconstructionist with the Indiana State Police stated,” no one knows for sure if the use of the seat belt saved his life but, I can guarantee that it lessened the severity of his injuries, and by looking at the damage to the vehicle he was driving, it is a miracle he was able to walk away from the crash.Christopher Water was transported to Saint Catherine Hospital in Charlestown for follow up treatment due to a complaint of pain.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Brennan appears set to make his first competitive appearance for Donegal in Sunday’s Allianz League clash with Kerry at O’Donnell Park.When Brennan made a full-county transfer from Leitrim to Donegal in December 2014, the move was criticised by then Leitrim manager Shane Ward.Brennan, who was a key man for Leitrim, switched from Melvin Gaels to Bundoran and it was said at the time that the powerful half-back was set to join Rory Gallagher’s Donegal squad. Despite being persistently linked to the Donegal set-up – indeed, it was even said that getting ‘a chance’ with Donegal was central to the initial move, though the timeframe suggests those noises had little substance – Brennan has not yet featured.He did, however, make his first outing in a Donegal jerset in December when he played in the 1-18 to 0-9 challenge win over Sligo at Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.On Sunday, Brennan caught the eye as he played in the 1-11 to 0-13 win over Mayo at the Sligo Centre of Excellence.Brennan – who helped Bundoran to the 2015 Intermediate title – now seems poised to line out against Kerry on Sunday and his experience could prove vital in light of several withdrawals from the panel. Given that Eamon McGee, Colm McFadden, Rory Kavanagh, David Walsh, Christy Toye, Odhrán Mac Niallais, Leo McLoone and Anthony Thompson are no longer available and the likes of Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher will not return until later in the year, Brennan could provide much-needed inter-county experience to a Donegal side that is expected to be a changed outfit.Kieran Gillespie will miss out through injury after he aggravated a hamstring injury in Gaoth Dobhair’s Ulster Under-21 loss against Watty Grahams yesterday, but Stephen McBrearty has recovered from injury again.Ex-Leitrim ace in line for Donegal debut against Kerry was last modified: January 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:donegalleitrimPaul Brennanlast_img read more

first_imgThe Donegal Youth Council will launch their Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny today, Wednesday 26th April.The Roadshow will continue throughout the month of May, traveling to the Finn Valley Centre, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, St Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana.Sports recognition for girls was voted by young people throughout the county on Agenda Day as one of key priorities for 2016-2018. Young ladies from all over Donegal will be attending the roadshows which the youth council have been working hard to develop over the past few months.It aims to promote more female participation in sports, create a more inclusive environment for girls and for female participation in sports to receive adequate recognition in comparison to their male counterparts.The event will be the first of many roadshows which is hoping to make a real impact in the lives of girls living in Donegal who may give up sports for a variety of reasons, such as puberty, body image issues, and bullying. They also hope it will be lots of fun.Donegal Youth Council Coordinator Carlyn Maguire shared that “By the age of 14, girls drop out of sports twice as often as boys.” “There’s not as many girls playing as there are boys, and I always stress how important sport is for mental health.”The Donegal Youth Council is a group of 33 young people aged 12-18 years, who identify issues and promote projects to improve the lives of young people in Donegal.It aims to provide young people with opportunities to identify prioritise and work on topics and projects which have been identified by the wider youth population of the county and also to provide young people with opportunities to have their voice heard by being involved in the development of local services and policies which affect them.Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and is co-ordinated at local level by the Donegal Youth Service. For more information you can contact Donegal Youth Council Co-ordinator Carlyn Maguire on 074 91 29630 or email youthcouncil@donegalyouthservice.ieDonegal Youth Council’s plan to give girls a sporting chance was last modified: April 25th, 2017 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:donegalDonegal Youth CouncilGirlsSportslast_img read more