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Antetokounmpo uses just 6 pairs of shoes in a season

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Antetokounmpo said out of the scores of pairs he receives from Nike, he makes it a point to save every one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Bonleon holds off transfer to Arellano, stays with UST for academics McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netMilwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo may be under contract with sporting giant Nike and is set to earn around $100 million for the next four years, but he still maintains his frugal ways.“Last year I used five or six pairs of sneakers, so if we played around 100 games, around 20 games per pair,” said Antetokounmpo during his media availability for the “Greek Freak Invades Manila” Sunday at Fairmont Makati.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Antetokounmpo grew up in poverty when he and his family was still in Greece where his parents always feared if they would be deported back to Nigeria, according to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins.In his rookie year, Antetokounmpo saved a pair of shoes then-teammate Caron Butler threw away saying it was still good enough to play in.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’“Growing up [throwing good condition shoes] did not exist,” said Antetokounmpo, who is in the country for a charity event organized by King Bally Entertainment Group.“I realized now that I’m four years in the league and you get so many shoes you can throw some but for me, I’m not saying it was a bad thing what Caron did, but it kind of shocked me.” LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View commentslast_img read more

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UST’s Milena Alessandrini suffers knee injury vs FEU

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas star sophomore had to be stretchered off the floor after suffering a knee injury in the Golden Tigresses’ match against Far Eastern University Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Alessandrini had an awkward fall that led her to twist her left knee in what is initially deemed as an MCL injury.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UST held an 18-17 lead in the second set when Alessandrini got hurt.Alessandrini headed into the game as the sixth-best scorer in terms of total points in the league with 47 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was a tough blow for UST and Alessandrini, who missed a chunk of last season due to a right shoulder injury. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIEScenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Bucks hold off Lakers for 8th straight win View commentslast_img read more

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Several injured in 2-vehicle collision

first_imgAt least three persons were rushed to the Diamond hospital after two motor cars collided head-on at Coverden, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Sunday evening.Based on reports received, the accident occurred about 21:30h in the vicinity of National Hardware at Coverden and involved motor cars PJJ 8859 and PRR 3055.The motor car bearing registration number PRR 3055 was heading South with the driver as the lone occupant while motor car PJJ 8859 was heading North with three occupants, including the driver.While information remains sketchy, it is believed that one of the vehicles was trying to overtake another vehicle and proceeded into the path of the other. Guyana Times understands that none of the injured persons are viewed as being seriously hurt, but all were taken to the medical facility to be examined.An investigation has been launched into the accident.last_img read more

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Bag limit could be removed on wolf hunting in Peace Region

first_imgThe B.C. government could soon be to removing the bag limit for wolf hunting in the Peace Region.The proposal, which calls wolves an ‘abundant predator species in B.C.,’ also would see no closed season for hunting wolves.Right now, the limit on the amount of wolves a hunter can kill is three — and wolf hunting is in season nearly all year, closing only from June 15 until August 15.- Advertisement -The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations posted the proposal to the government website last week.“Verbal reports from many stakeholders and First Nations in the Peace region suggest that the wolf population in the Northeast appears to be very high, relative to levels in recent history,” reads the proposal, carrying on to state that increased wolf populations can have ‘negative impacts on wild ungulates as well as cattle.’About 275 wolves are hunted and trapped annually in the Peace Region, according to data from 2000 to 2010. This is equal to about 14 per cent of the conservative estimate of 2,000 wolves in this region, says the Ministry.Advertisement The decision is pending, and the proposal’s closing date is Dec. 31, 2015.last_img read more

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Proponents, opponents alike brace for SP’s next Starbucks

first_imgA Starbucks spokeswoman said the shop at Sixth and Centre streets would be open by the end of this year. Meanwhile, another Starbucks is finishing construction at Gaffey and Fifth streets. That store also should be open by the end of the year. Neither Starbucks will feature a drive-through service. While it was probably inevitable that revitalization and new loft developments would bring national chain stores and eateries into downtown San Pedro – Quizno’s also is rumored to be contemplating a downtown location – many are viewing the change with at least some trepidation. “As a business owner, I personally feel we should try to keep the family mom-and-pop shops,” said Mike Caccavalla, owner of the independent Downtown Subs and More, a 6-year-old business at 362 W. Sixth St., near the lofts. “We’ve been asked to stay here and make this a better place, to keep our doors open and ride out the storm, only to find out a name-brand place is coming to town. “What can you do?” Caccavalla said. “The only way we’re going to find out if it hurts or helps us is if in five years I’m gone and all the other mom-and-pop stores are gone.” While a Starbucks isn’t a direct threat to Subs and More, it could prove to be competition to San Pedro’s home-grown independent coffeehouse right up the street, Sacred Grounds at 468 W. Sixth St. But Sacred Grounds owner David Lynch remains upbeat about his soon-to-be new neighbor, saying the two businesses draw different clientele. “They appeal to the mass-marketing thing, and we have more of a local following for the most part,” Lynch said. A downtown mainstay since 1992, Sacred Grounds has fostered an avant-garde atmosphere, offering live music and “open-mike” poetry nights that cater to local artists and local residents. In response to Starbucks opening down the street, Lynch said he’ll probably beef up the entertainment and lunch service at his shop to further set himself apart from the new corporate-owned coffeehouse. He’ll continue also to offer free Internet access for customers, a service for which Starbucks usually charges. And ultimately, he said, Starbucks could even help his and all the other businesses in downtown. “It’s been proven over and over again that when a Starbucks comes into an area, it helps,” Lynch said. Meanwhile, other new businesses also are preparing to open in downtown this fall, including Niko’s Pizza at Sixth and Mesa streets and Off the Wall, a wine shop at Sixth and Pacific Avenue. Off the Wall just received its city permits and owner Michael Koth said the store’s retail section should be open in November. A wine-tasting room should be finished about a month later, he said. An art supply store also will be going into the space in the Brown Brothers Building across from Sacred Grounds. Downtown revitalization, Caccavalla acknowledged, is coming along more slowly than some had hoped. But progress is being made, he said. “In most places this would have been done two years ago, but this is Pedro,” Caccavalla said. “Everything gets done at its own pace.” “It’s still a process,” Lynch said. “It’s going slower than a lot of people thought it would, so some of these (new) businesses might be a bit premature. But I think if the businesses that are already here can hold their own for a year or two, they’ll be OK.” donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Donna Littlejohn STAFF WRITER The good news for downtown San Pedro is a Starbucks is coming. The bad news? A Starbucks is coming. Word that the slick, mass-marketed coffeehouse chain is setting down roots in the middle of San Pedro’s quaint shopping core is sure to draw mixed reviews. On the one hand, the popular nationwide retailer is a sure sign that the downtown is making progress toward revitalization. But many fear the advent of popular chains could be the end of San Pedro’s quirky, off-beat charm. And it could even prove to be fatal competition for a few of the small, independent shops that have managed to survive in the sluggish downtown, holding out for better times. Starbucks signs have gone up in the windows of the empty corner retail space under the Centre Street Lofts. So far, it is the only retailer to have a signed lease in the ground-floor retail spaces. The high-profile coffeehouse, however, could prove to be an anchor and a catalyst for bringing other retailers to the building. last_img read more

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VIDEO: Juventus star Patrice Evra raps following Coppa Italia win

first_imgPatrice Evra may be 35-years-old, but he has decided to show the world he is down with the kids.The French left-back, renowned for his excellent spell with Manchester United, currently plays for Juventus, and he featured for 62 minutes of their Coppa Italia final win over Milan last weekend.And, whilst celebrating with his teammates, Evra showed off his musical skills.Assisted by Paul Pogba and Mario Lemina, the full-back performed a rap that was so smooth it put all other musical footballers – see Gazza and Glenn & Chris – to shame.A twist on a song by popular French rapper Booba, Evra brags: ‘What am I going to do with all these trophies?’Check it out in the clip above…last_img read more

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first_imgGAA: DONEGAL’S Kerry-conquering heroes have swept the boards in the Team of the Week selection with FIVE players chosen as the best of the quarter-final weekend at Croke Park.That’s more nominations than any other county, says the only surprise was the omission of donegaldaily’s man of the match Mark McHugh, who had a fabulous game on Sunday. But here’s who they picked and why:2. Neil McGee (Donegal) – Is he the best man-marker in football right now? The semi-final will tell a lot more but after 2011 where he took out some of the better forwards out there, in 2012 he has now taken out the best forward in football. Tortured Colm Cooper from pillar to post, and even if the Kerry man is having a bad season, two points from play in Croke Park was testament to McGee’s marking job.4. Frank McGlynn (Donegal) – If anything changed at the weekend, it’s the fact his teammate Colm McFadden might have edged ahead of him in the Footballer of the Year stakes, but that isn’t to put McGlynn down. He played as a second sweeper effectively and then did his usual ball-carrying and distribution routine while covering huge ground.6. Karl Lacey (Donegal) – First things first, Declan O’Sullivan has been improving and growing in confidence in recent weeks and beginning to look like the player that was the best link man in football in 2009. And now onto the Donegal man who never gave him in inch, ensured it was one of the least effective performances of O’Sullivan’s championship career and saw him pulled after 45 minutes. 8. Rory Kavanagh (Donegal) – Not only are they a side that can break with the ball, but with him, Ryan Bradley and Neil Gallagher as midfield options, they can win clean ball too. The middle third wasn’t for the weak or scared in Sunday’s big game, but that wasn’t a worry for Kavanagh as he relished the kickout battle and linked the play.15. Colm McFadden (Donegal) – He’s been marked by some of the best about this year but each and every time he’s taken the game by the scruff of the neck and dragged his team over the line. If Donegal’s game has evolved and allowed him quicker ball in more space with support players, then his game has evolved too and he’s far more direct and far more accurate. Game-high, game-winning 1-6 v Kerry.   GAA: DONEGAL STARS ON TOP IN TEAM OF THE WEEK was last modified: August 8th, 2012 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) Tags:GAA: DONEGAL STARS ON TOP IN TEAM OF THE WEEKlast_img read more


Newhall hopefuls grilled

first_img “That takes excellence away from our school system, and that needs to be stopped,” Lunetta said. Thoughts about how to succeed with the No Child Left Behind Act also dominated the evening. The federal law requires states to annually test students in English and math from third grade through high school in exchange for federal dollars. The system that considers test scores, not improvement, as measures for success has come under fire by many educators who see students, such as second-language learners, making great strides in the classroom but still can’t pass the exams. The federal law tells states to put districts on watch lists if scores don’t improve enough over two years of testing. “It’s a joke, the way it’s implemented, if you want to be frank about it,” said J. Michael McGrath, another candidate. McGrath, 35, said the board should be more involved with the struggles schools face to succeed under No Child Left Behind and wants to make sure each student achieves his or her goals when the school year ends. Candidate Wendy Zinn, 49, said there are some good things about the federal law, but that it’s not executed correctly – something she hopes to change. Sitting in the audience with a notebook in hand, Roubina Aganian said she came to the forum with concerns about growth in the community and in the classroom. With twins at Newhall Elementary School, Aganian is looking at the future of her girls in the district. The Saugus resident said the debate gave her the chance to learn about the candidates and their agendas. “It was good to hear their backgrounds and to see how they look at things,” Aganian said. Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – There was little dispute during a forum Monday night among five contenders vying for three school board seats on the Newhall School District board, where discussions ranged from federal laws to physical fitness. For nearly two hours, hopefuls answered a series of questions submitted by audience members – about 20 people, mainly their spouses and PTA members. Only a few who came to Meadows Elementary School for the debate were local residents looking for faces to match the names on the Nov. 8 ballot. Candidates tended to agree on some typical issues: Yes, fourth-graders have a lot of homework and, yes, going after the distinguished school distinction is a good thing. But questions about the district’s grading policy – using numbers instead of traditional letter grades – sparked some differences among the candidates. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The four-number system, which began about four years ago, ranks students in relation to education standards set by the state. Although the rating system is explained on the back of report cards, some parents want to return to letter grades because they don’t understand what the numbers mean. Some try to equate the numbers to grades, but the comparisons don’t match up. “It’s a rethinking of what the report card is all about,” said Steve Tannehill, 52, who’s running for his third term. “I think it’s here to stay.” Candidate Robert Jensen, 45, said the rating system does work, but at the same time he’d like to have more discussions about it. But candidate Steve Lunetta, 42, said the district should discontinue the system, because its unmotivating for students not to know what their grades are anymore. last_img read more

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Football Hosts Morehead State Saturday Afternoon

first_imgStory Links Drew Lauer (St. Peters, Mo.) rushed for a season-high 124 yards on 26 attempts with two touchdowns and added one receiving touchdown. Devin Cates (Yuba City, Calif.) had his first career 100-plus yard receiving game with 103 yards on nine catches and two touchdowns. Before Saturday’s game, former Bulldog greats Eric Saubert (131) and Conley Wilkins (140) in 2016 against Stetson were the last Bulldog teammates to have more than 100 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing in the same game. Drake is picked to finish third in the 2019 Pioneer Football League Coaches Preseason Poll as it returns eight All-PFL performers. Four of those PFL selections return on defense in defensive linemen, Gavin Dineen and Erin Morgan, linebacker Zac Rujawitz and safety Will Warner. The quartet were part of last season’s unit that ranked in the top 15 in nearly every defensive statistical category. Warner had an outstanding junior season that was capped by being named Drake’s first first-team All-American since Eric Saubert in 2015 and the Bulldogs’ first Associated Press first-team All-American since 1982. Individually, Warner was second in the nation in interceptions with eight to also tie the Drake program record. He also led the nation in interception return yardage at 223 total yards. Outside of his interceptions, Warner was second on the team in solo tackles with 41 and successfully defended a total of 12 passes. Dinnen was a 2018 All-PFL First Team selection who recorded 3.0 sacks and 38 tackles. Morgan was selected to the 2018 All-PFL Second Team after he tallied 3.5 sacks, 8.0 tackles for loss and 21 tackles at defensive end. Rujawitz started all 11 games and is the top returning tackler with 54, including 22 solo stops. On the other side of the football, Drake will have a new quarterback under center in true freshman Ian Corwin. Corwin comes to Drake after a decorated prep career for Jenks High School in Tulsa, Okla. At Jenks, Corwin broke 15 school records, went 29-8 in three seasons as the starter and helped Jenks finish as state runners-up in 2018. Corwin will play behind an experienced offensive line and will have help from the Bulldogs’ top three leading rushers and receivers from last season. Corwin’s top three receiving targets, Devin Cates, Steven Doran and Mitch McFarlane combined for 1,865 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns. The Bulldogs’ top three returning rushers, Braeden Hartwig, Drew Lauer and Cross Robinson ran for 935 combined yards and seven touchdowns. Also, back is senior punter Ross Kennedy. Kennedy was an All-PFL honorable mention selection last season. He recorded 52 punts for an average of 37.3 yards, including a season-long 57-yarder against Montana. Kennedy placed 17 punts inside the 20-yard line and didn’t kick a touchback all year. He finished the season No. 93 among FCS punters with his average of 37.3 yards per punt. Print Friendly Version Drake’s offense rolled to 452 yards, including 182 on the ground, helping make 28 first downs and dominate the time of possession at 37:01. The team was penalized just once in the game, a third-qu­arter false start. Live Video Scouting DrakeDrake begins a new era in 2019 under the leadership of first-year head coach Todd Stepsis. Stepsis, who is the 27th head coach in Drake football history in its 126 seasons. Stepsis takes the reins of the Bulldogs’ program after serving as the program’s defensive coordinator for the past five seasons under previous head coach Rick Fox. As the defensive coordinator, Stepsis, built the Drake defense into one of the nation’s top units and coached a total of 42 all-conference selections including the program’s all-time leading tackler, John Hugunin and the most recent Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year, Nathan Clayberg. Buy Tickets Live Audio Drake Game Notes Following Saturday’s home game, Drake travels to San Diego on Nov. 2. Kickoff with the Toreros is scheduled for 4 p.m. CST. San Diego travels to Dayton this Saturday.center_img Drake’s special teams unit started the game with a huge play on the opening kickoff. Noah Larson (Winterset, Iowa) forced a fumble by Butler and the football was recovered by Declan Carr (Frankfort, Ill.). Later on, fourth down from the Butler 1-yard line, Lauer punched it in the end zone for Drake’s first score. The Bulldogs are looking to go 4-0 in PFL play for the first time since the 2012 season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team hosts Morehead State in Pioneer Football League action Saturday at 1 p.m. inside Drake Stadium. Drake (3-3, 3-0 PFL), which is in a first-place tie in the PFL with San Diego, is coming off its final bye weekend. Morehead State (4-3, 2-1 PFL) earned a 31-20 homecoming win over Butler on Oct. 19. Drake’s defense limited Butler’s offense to just 229 yards and just 22:59 in time of possession. Will Warner (Pella, Iowa) picked off a Butler pass late in the game for his second interception of the season. Live Stats Scouting Morehead StateAt 2-1, Morehead State is off to its best start in PFL play since the 2015 season. The Eagles are in a four-way third-place tie in the standings after back-to-back wins after dropping a high-scoring contest to Davidson in their PFL opener. Morehead junior defensive end Vaughn Taylor Jr. is the reigning back-to-back PFL Defensive Player of the Week and a three-time honoree this season. Taylor leads the PFL in tackles for loss with 12.5 and sacks with 5.5 this season. Ian Corwin (Tulsa, Okla.) passed for a career-high 265 yards on 25-of-32 with three touchdowns. Drake’s offensive line didn’t allow Corwin to be sacked as Corwin completed passes to seven different Bulldogs. RewindDrake rolled to a 42-7 road victory at Butler on Oct. 12, its third-straight win, as the team improved to 3-3 overall. The Drake Bulldogs were impressive in all aspects against the Butler Bulldogs as Drake’ offense, defense and special teams all made big plays and dominated in the team’s third-straight win.last_img read more

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first_imgLast week we carried a court report concerning the arrest of Letterkenny man Martin McMonagle. Gardai told the court that Mr McMonagle had “smeared his cell” while in custody. We now accept that ‘human waste’ was not used to smear the cell and we are happy to apologise to Mr McMonagle for this error. CLARIFICATION TO MARTIN McMONAGLE was last modified: November 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)last_img read more



first_imgThe river has burst its banks at Bunbeg.High winds are causing havoc across the county today.Hundreds of homes were left without electricity in the Donegal Town area after a fault.It is expected the power will be restored this afternoon. Meanwhile a river in the Bunbeg area has burst its banks leading to road closures.Diversions have been put in place through the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.High winds are expected to remain for the rest of the day.HIGH WINDS CAUSING HAVOC ACROSS THE COUNTY was last modified: March 7th, 2015 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:donegalESBhigh windsriverlast_img read more


Donegal family scoop lotto after finding forgotten €250K ticket in car!

first_imgA Donegal family has collected a cheque for €250,000 after finding a forgotten lotto ticket in the back of their car!The family, from Malin Town, scooped the cash after winning the top prize in the Lotto Plus draw on Saturday, October 22nd last.The winning mother, who collected her cash form lotto HQ today, revealed she had her children to thank for getting her to check her ticket a week after the win was announced.She said: “Everybody has been talking about the big win in the area but I genuinely never thought it would be us. “The kids were constantly on the phones and their computers and they would tell me that there is still no news on the winner coming forward.“They were absolutely convinced that it was us. They pestered me to find the ticket and to check it.”The family, who wish to keep their win private, bought their Quick Pick selection ticket at the Malin Cash Stores in Malin Town.She said: “On Friday evening, to keep them quiet, I eventually gave in and found the ticket after searching the car. “I handed it over to one of them to check it on the phone and a minute later, there was an almighty scream ‘We’ve won Mam, we’ve won!’“It was one of those surreal moments in your life. We’re still coming to terms with it all, but we’re enjoying the experience.”She said their new found fortune is “a perfect amount of money” for them to win.She said: “We will pay off our debts in the coming weeks and then we will look at doing some work around the house. Christmas isn’t too far away either so there might be a treat or two for the children as well.”Donegal family scoop lotto after finding forgotten €250K ticket in car! was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Matt Williams leaving A’s for managerial position in Korea

first_imgMatt Williams is headed to Korea.The A’s third base coach and go-to mentor for the A’s elite infield is reported to have agreed to a three-year deal to manage the Kia Tigers in the KBO League, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.Williams served as the A’s third base coach for two years. He managed the Washington Nationals for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, winning NL Manager of the Year in 2014.Eyes from MLB teams looking to fill positions are zeroed in on other members of the A’s coaching staff. …last_img read more

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What Users Are Saying About Yelp Being Eaten by Google

first_imgTags:#news#web Google appears likely to purchase local review site Yelp for 1/3 of a YouTube – $500 million – according to TechCrunch and confirmed by the New York Times. Is this desirable for the users that made Yelp what it is today? Yelp was founded by members of what’s called the PayPal mafia, geeks made wealthy by the sale of PayPal to eBay, and funded initially by the same. It’s been hounded by ugly, if unprovable, allegations of extortion and is both loved and hated by the businesses it reviews. It’s loved none the less by users as a great place to learn about a business before you patronize it. How do users feel about the idea of their Yelp becoming the next Google property? Check out the opinions below and share your own in our poll or comments.Below are some of the most interesting opinions we’ve been hearing about this deal, first from tech geeks and then from people in local Yelp forums around the US.“No! I love Google, but they need competition. Buying Yelp moves Google one step closer to becoming yet-another-Microsoft.” -Kathy E. Gill, digital media educator at the University of Washington“[I] don’t care one way or another if Google buys @Yelp but not sure (like Dodgeball & Jaiku) that they will do a good job integrating.” – Aaron Strout, CMO of Powered, Inc.“The combo Aardvark [another rumored Google acquisition] + Yelp would be killer in the local search space because of the consumer purchase process.” -Sebastien Provencher, Praized Media“Yelp has success with interacting with its most active members locally, and I can’t see Google continuing that. Would be bad move.” – Drew Olanoff“Maybe if Yelp were acquired by the GOOG it would become reliable again. Yelp’s been hijacked by extortionists.” – Clay Newton, UX designer“No. Yelp is a community that doesn’t need Google as their overlord.” -Joseph Manna, InfusionSoftFrom Yelp Forums“I’m not sure how I would feel about a Google owned Yelp. One more step towards complete domination of the web.” -Chris “Walking Toxicology Report” L., Portland, Oregon“Isn’t it the dream of every small internet startup to be swallowed up by a huge mega-conglomerate? Congrats, Yelp. Now I’m wondering how Google will destroy this site once they buy it…. ” -W.C. San Francisco, California“Anyone ever look at the comments on youtube videos? That is what is gonna happen here.” -Devon “Completely Appropriate™” F. San Francisco, California“If this happens, I’m deleting my profile.” -Eric “Hypeman E.” W. San Francisco, California“Yelp is about to get the sSHIT regulated out of it. goodbye shadiness.” -Joseph “the finest hat I’ve ever known” F. San Francisco, California“Wouldn’t be surprised if it happens. Google is always on top of the most useful things around. Maybe they’ll finally create a good Android app :)” -Irena “World Traveler” C. New York City, New York Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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3 Best Fun-Loving Fall Games: WoW: Mists of Pandaria, Borderlands 2, Tokyo Jungle

first_imgAn Unhinged-Yet-Refined Shooter: Borderlands 2On paper, nothing about Borderlands 2 should be noteworthy. It’s a first-person shooter, and a sequel at that. But like its predecessor, Borderlands 2 embraces the addictive playability of its genre, opting to focus on fun rather than dressing things up with an overdone, overwrought war-zone setting.The result is a game that doesn’t take itself one bit seriously — and that’s refreshing. Borderlands 2 is about killing lots (and lots) of things, and stockpiling lots and lots guns. Simple as that. The sequel smooths out the rough patches of its predecessor and mixes in an array of open-world environments to explore, all populated by a cast of hilariously deranged locals, of course. With genuinely funny dialogue and a cartoony cel-shaded look that’s a refreshing departure from the genre’s penchant for drab hyperrealism, Borderlands 2 is as addictive as it is earnest. Summer is over, and new video games are springing forth at long last. But in an industry happy to rake in cash with some tried-and-trite formulas, “new” doesn’t exactly translate into “fun” or “worth sixty bucks.”Whether you’re a hard-core gamer or just a homebody looking for a hobby more engaging than Court TV, a truly great game can be an immersive way to sneak in a little play in the cooler months. Ditch uninspired sequels and games Gorilla-glued to genre conventions with this starter set of new fall titles that stay true to the good, (mostly) clean fun that gaming is all about. The Best Online RPG, Now With Pandas — WoW: Mists of PandariaIf you’ve never waded into World of Warcraft, the advent of a new expansion pack is the perfect time to dive in. The huge open-world online role-playing game has 10 million subscribers for a reason, and Mists of Pandaria improves on its successful formula — no small feat for a game that’s been around since 2004.Mists of Pandaria is the most playful expansion to the game to date, adding a playable race of epicurean pandas (this race has its origins in an April Fool’s joke), a pokemon-esque game within a game, and a brand new class of martial-arts masters. There’s never a dull moment in WoW — it doesn’t hurt that developer Blizzard religiously irons out the kinks in weekly updates — and Mists of Pandaria is just another excellent entry point to a game truly worthy of its immense hype. taylor hatmaker 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#borderlands 2#gaming#pandaria#review#tokyo jungle#World of Warcraft#WoW Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Surviving The Post-Apocalypse As A Beagle: Tokyo JungleTokyo Jungle’s premise is absolutely ridiculous, and that’s half the charm of a game that you might be powerless to resist. An absurd departure from the zombie-crowded genre of survival gaming, Tokyo Jungle sets you loose in a post-apocalyptic version of the Japanese metropolis. But rather than roaming as some scrappy, gun-toting human you’re playing a critter … or rather, as a lot of critters.You’ll be everything from a golden retriever to a velociraptor while fighting to stay alive in a dinosaur-eat-dog world. Naturally, it’s easier said than done, requiring some fun strategizing to make the most of the beast you inhabit.The game isn’t perfect but it’s an enjoyable, challenging gaming holiday from yet another zombie slog.These games thrive on not taking themselves too seriously. Have another fun, irreverent fall game? Let me know in the comments and maybe we’ll take it for a spin. last_img read more

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VA Home Loans: Know Your Benefits

first_imgIn 2008 over 3 million Americans saw their homes foreclosed upon. The foreclosure rate dramatically increased 81 percent from the previous year and 225 percent from 2006. A lot of people were hit hard and, military families were no exception. Some estimates put the 2008 foreclosure rates in military towns as high as four times the national average. Six years later, many perspective homeowners still feel trepidation when it comes to buying a home. A recent MacArthur Foundation survey found that 64 percent of respondents believe “they are less likely to build wealth buying a home today than they were 20 or 30 years ago.” With 43 percent saying that owning a home is a poor long-term investment. Confounding the issue for those surveyed was the attitude that we are still in a national foreclosure crisis with the worst yet to come. Interestingly, these results are counterintuitive to what many economists expect; current trends illustrate that the worst is in fact behind us.At VA Home Loan Centers we still very much believe in the American Dream of Homeownership.For Veterans, the challenges of becoming a homeowner can be drastically lessened by the advantages of a VA Home Loan. This is an appealing loan for veterans purchasing a home because it offers low interest rates, relaxed underwriting guidelines, 100 percent financing and 0 dollars down.A VA Home Loan is also ideal for those still recovering from a harsh economy. Previous financial hardships do not preclude many vets from qualifying. As long as an applicant is up to date on their payments; foreclosures, short sales or bankruptcy filings may not prevent eligibility.Given the unpredictable nature of military life, VA Home Loans are particularly beneficial to active duty service members facing a permanent change of station. Military members are allowed a permissive Temporary Duty of up to 10 days following their re-assignment orders. These 10 days provide an opportunity for those living off base to house hunt in conjunction with the PCS. Beyond that, those who are upside down on their equity and need to short sale prior to their PCS can do so at no cost. Those who short sale prior to the move may still qualify for a VA Home Loan as long as they are current on their payments, enabling them to buy in the area they have been relocated to.The Department of Veteran Affairs reports that 200,000 service members leave service every year; many are young people aged 18-34, who are eager to settle down and build a family. It is of paramount importance that they know what benefits they are entitled to, and how to properly take advantage of them. The VA Home Loan is a great way for veterans (or active duty) to achieve the financial and emotional stability that accompanies homeownership.Written by Noah Perkins, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mr. Perkins currently is the CMS [Content Management Specialist] for VA Home Loans in San Diego.Those interested in applying for a VA Home loan can find additional information at read more

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