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Williams out with knee injury

first_imgWilliams aggravated an old knee injury this week and Blues medical staff said an x-ray yesterday showed a loose piece of bone in his knee joint.He will undergo keyhole surgery later today in Auckland.Blues medical staff expect that the second five-eighth will be unable to train for approximately four weeks.The 32-year-old was due to assemble with the All Blacks squad next week to prepare for the first test against France – an update of his involvement from All Blacks management will be given on Monday.Williams had returned to the Super Rugby competition only last month after fracturing his wrist which saw him sidelined for eight weeks.The Blues are due to play the Rebels at Eden Park tomorrow night and remain at the bottom of the New Zealand conference.last_img

Laborte returns to volleyball with Sta. Lucia

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sta. Lucia has slowly brought in a mixture of veterans and youngsters to compete in the PSL under head coach George Pascua.Laborte, who sat out 2017, will join Rubie De Leon, who was a three-time Best Setter and two-time Best Server in the PVL, as Sta. Lucia’s veteran guidance.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 folkAlso with Sta. Lucia are Jonah Sabete, MJ Phillips, Rebecca Rivera, and Pam Lastimosa. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Guiao rues lack of support for Ravena in loss to Magnolia Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA veteran presence is set to take the center spot for Sta. Lucia in the Philippine Superliga with Micmic Laborte returning to volleyball for the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix.Laborte, a two-time Best Blocker for Ateneo back in the first four years of the Premier Volleyball League, then called Shakey’s V-League, was the latest addition to the Lady Realtors.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

All Joints on Deck

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Nimba, Maryland Cruise Forward –Montserrado, Bong Beaten

first_imgMaryland and Nimba counties are ahead of Group II with four points after struggling to win their respective games 2-1.The Harper boys beat former group leader Bomi County 2-1 and host Nimba unimpressively defeated 10-man Grand Cape Mount County 2-1.The Tubmanburg boys got an early lead in the 14th minute through a header from Amara Telleh owing to a right cross from Christian Alberto Karlon.The dominant boys in white maintained pressure but couldn’t increase their lead in spite of Christian Zeke and Sekou Sheriff making inroads against Grand Cape Mount.The Harper boys leveled the score in the 53rd minute through a scissor kick from skipper Patrick Williams.Ten minutes later, a cross from the right found Thomas Koffa who headed the ball into the net. Since the 1980s, Maryland has never won a title and from 2006-2010 the Harper boys had been in the quarterfinals. From 2011 – they have never left the preliminary (group) stage.In football, Nimba County got the lead in the 14th minute through a spot kick from Alex Bedell. Five minutes in the second half, Abdulia Bility rotated the score from a thunder shot on the 18-yard line.In the 84th minute, Emmanuel Kiahon scored the winning goal during a ball scramble.Maryland County boys are now on top of the football table with four points, having earlier settled to a draw with host Nimba County, while Bomi is next with three points, Nimba – 3rd with two points and Grand Cape Mount County, one point.In kickball, the Harper girls whipped Tubmanburg girls 17 – 4 points, which sent the Bomi kickball squad home after two defeats. Grand Cape Mount dragged Nimba County 8-5 points, whichautomatically qualified them for the quarterfinal after two wins. The Gbasajamba girls whipped Bomi County 19-0 points in the first derby.In Group I, host Grand Bassa County whipped Sinoe County 16-3 points and Bong County defeated River Gee 6-2 points in kickball.Bong’s second win in kickball put her through to the quarterfinals, while Sinoe and River Gee, with a game advantage are in contention for the remaining slot.In football River Gee County beat Bong County 1-0. The second derby between the county and Sinoe ended in commotion after a goal from host Grand Bassa.In Zwedru (Group III) River Cess whipped Lofa County, 6-2 points and Grand Gedeh County bowed 11-5 points. Lofa’s kickball team is out owing to two defeats, while Grand Kru County has qualified from two wins. Grand Gedeh and Rivercess will fight for the remaining window. In football Lofa and Rivercess settled to a 1-1 draw meaning the Voinjama boys top the group with four points, and Grand Kru bowed 0-1 to host Grand Gedeh. Grand Gedeh is now second on the log withthree points.In Group IV, Gbarpolu County thrashed Montserrado County in both kickball and football 13-10 points and 1-0 respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why DenG, Ericgeso, Christoph and Soul Fresh Are Not Making Hits Anymore

first_imgA little while back, DenG, Ericgeso, Christoph and Soul Fresh, just to name a few artistes, were headliners rocking whole towns and cities with their music.As their songs rocked Liberia day and night, their fan bases accordingly extended outside of Monrovia.This extension played a critical role in their rise to local superstardom, which can also be attributed to their conscious lyrics and their abilities to tap into their fans’ musical tastes and desires.From DenG’s ‘Kemah,’ to Ericgeso’s ‘Go Home,’ Christoph ‘Hold Your Polaruh,’ to Soul Fresh’s ‘Drop It and Wrap It,’ these artists rocked the nation like wildfire, making them ‘the people’s choice.’However, in recent times, these guys seem to be slipping, despite releasing quality singles that can’t seem to go pass a month after their release dates to just fizzle.Take DenG, for example. From ‘Make Dem Talk’ to ‘Some Done Some Na Done,’ it now appears that the top notch artist has lost his lyrical prowess. The two singles’ ‘hot lifespan’ didn’t go past a month after their release dates, maybe owing to the fact that they have a similar message to his first hit single ‘They Vex,’ without being as catchy.Both songs fell short of tapping into his fans’ expectations, and the lyrics appear to lack that power that could speak directly to the soul.For Ericgeso, who came to into the limelight about two years ago through the club banger ‘No Spacing,’ he is now struggling to maintain his momentum. Once regarded for his lyrical deftness, he fell short of such an appraisal in the singles ‘Resurrect’ and ‘Fall Down and Die,’   which messages were out of touch.In addition, his lyrics are neither on point nor touching.Now, Christoph, arguably the best rapper right now, is struggling to hold on to his spot despite releasing about four singles in sequence this year, which has not gone too far. The songs appear now to just be dying down.From ‘Marry Me,’ ‘Handbag,’ ‘Hipco 101,’ and ‘Hipco 102’ the lyrics appear to be disjointed, with similar rhyme patterns and wordings, and the messages just off track.Lastly, the group Soul Fresh, onetime best rap group in the country, is not doing well these days. This is evidenced by the group’s two singles ‘Red Bank’ and ‘Sweet, Sweet, Bad, Bad Dance,’ which lyrics are replicas of ‘Red Bank,’ with a similar message to ‘Drop it and Wrap It.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – DenG, Ericgeso, Shinning Man and JB of the group Soul Fresh and Christophlast_img read more

‘It’s a fairy tale!’ Manchester United fans react to shock news

first_img Anthony Martial 1 Manchester United fans have reacted in shock after it was revealed Anthony Martial had been named the Premier League’s player of the monthIt’s mainly underdogs who have starred so far this season with the likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Dimitri Payet and Andre Ayew amongst the top performing players.But Martial, who hit three goals and made one assist in three appearances across the month, was the man picked for the award, and Red Devils supporters are enjoying the last laugh.The French starlet’s astronomical fee drew plenty of critics and as he proves the doubters wrong you can see what the Old Trafford faithful said on Twitter below…last_img

WIN A GYM PLACE IN OUR ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS FITNESS’ COMPETITION

first_imgSeven weeks to Christmas and there’s still time to start or shake-up your fitness routine……Donegal Daily has teamed up with Fit Hub Fitness Centre in Letterkenny to offer four readers a chance to try out one week of the new F-60 conditioning class.Suitable for all abilities, the circuit-style class combines cardio, strength and functional movements to improve mobility and flexibility for everyday life. Everyone can do this class, said Fitness Coach Barry Peoples.“From beginner to those who have been training for a while, the new F-60 class is scaled by ability. If you haven’t done any exercise, this class is for you. If you have been training regularly, this class will suit you too.”The work out is eight to ten stations of cardio and strength that change from week to week and then a finisher of three to four minutes.“Don’t go to the pub. Give F-60 a try, it’s a bit of banter and a workout that everyone can do. You don’t have anything to lose but a lot to gain,” he added. For your chance to win a week’s blast at the F-60 class at Fit Hub Letterkenny simply send an email with F-60 in the subject line to lifestyle@donegaldaily.comFour winners will each win a week’s worth of F-60 classes.Closing date for competition is this Sunday, November 15, at 1pm. Winners will be announced Sunday evening.F-60 classes run Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6am, 9.30am and 6.30pm.So what is F-60? Donnacha Gallagher recently joined the F-60 class. Here he gives his opinion….The buzz around FitHub’s new F60 class was too hard to ignore. Prior to commencing the F-60 classes, I was very apprehensive, experiencing anxiety of the unknown.As I attended my first class, my initial thoughts were of the excellent, fully equipped premises.It was great to see people of different ages, gender and fitness backgrounds attending the class, truly all inclusive.The great promotional offer of “bring a friend for free” introductory offer ensured a full class.As the class started our F-60 instructors Garvin and Bazza gathered us together. Straight away you were blown away by their positivity and enthusiasm. Creating a fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. That initial anxiety was gone!The guys demonstrated clear visual and verbal instructions, ensuring our safety and familiarising us with each work station. Advertisement The clock starts, the music is on and we’re off. Each work station challenged us in a variety of different ways both physically and mentally. No matter your fitness level, big, small, young or old the FitHub guys had a plan for you.As we moved through the stations, Garvin and Bazza surveyed the room providing encouragement and instruction when needed.The music stops. Everyone gulps for air, water or a wall to lean on. As I look around everyone is still smiling though. An intense workout!!It’s early days but I feel my cardio endurance increasing, gains in physical strength and becoming mentally strong as each challenge is completed. These are some of the benefits I experienced following my week of F60 classes.The F60 class really pushed me to my limits. The intensity and unique F60 programme will ensure each of us reach our fitness and health goals. And you’re sure to make a few friends along the way!!I look forward to my next F60 class and improving my health and well-being in the weeks and months ahead. Advertisement WIN A GYM PLACE IN OUR ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS FITNESS’ COMPETITION was last modified: November 10th, 2015 by John2Share 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:competitionFitHubgymwinlast_img read more

Families of Flight 93 heroes join Bush for film portrayal

first_imgWASHINGTON – President George W. Bush invited relatives of some of the 40 passengers and crew members who are portrayed in “United 93” to join him Tuesday night for a screening of the film at the White House. Bush and his wife, Laura, planned to watch the film in the family theater. The film focuses on the tragic drama aboard United Flight 93, the plane that crashed in rural Pennsylvania after passengers fought back against their hijackers. “The president has always said that those who were on the flight – that the passengers and crew members of the flight – were heroes,” said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 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

Council hopes Motor Tax Service fault to be fixed by Monday

first_imgDue to a technical issue with the national system, the Motor Tax service was not available in any of the Donegal County Council offices today. The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been investigating this matter and every effort is being made to restore this service and we hope that we will have this service up and running by Monday morning.In the meantime the online motor tax service is available and it can be accessed at www.motortax.ie Donegal County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by this disruption to service.Council hopes Motor Tax Service fault to be fixed by Monday was last modified: December 1st, 2017 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:Donegal County Councilmotor tax servicelast_img read more

Footpath replacement works due to begin in Letterkenny tomorrow

first_imgFootpath replacement works will begin in Letterkenny tomorrow (Mon), it has been announced. The works are set to take place on Ramelton Road from Station Roundabout, up the Main Street and on to Oliver Plunket Road.Donegal County Council has said that the phased works, in an effort to minimise disruption, will last for 8 weeks. Meanwhile, pedestrians will be diverted and traffic flow will be maintained. Footpath replacement works due to begin in Letterkenny tomorrow was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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