Belingon wants shot at Bibiano’s ONE title

first_imgTeam Lakay’s Kevin Belingon (L) and Geje Eustaquio talk to the media during their press lunch Wednesday at Dad’s in Ortigas. Photo by Bong Lozada.Kevin Belingon is one of the hotter fighters in the bantamweight division of ONE Championship, winning five of his last fights, three of which ending even before the start of the third round.For almost two years, the Team Lakay member tore through the 135-lb division like a storm but amidst Belingon’s fury there lied one typhoon stronger than him and that’s ONE World bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Belingon’s last loss was in January 2016 in ONE’s Dynasty of Champions 5 where he tapped to Fernandes’ Kimura lock 4:04 into the first round.Belingon hopes the time that had passed was enough for him to challenge an aging Fernandes (22-3), who turned 38 in March.“Bibiano’s going up in years now so this is a big chance for me,” said Belingon who is eight years the junior of Fernandes. “Of course I plan to exploit his age and for sure that will be a factor if our fight comes.”ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? PVL: Semis-bound PayMaya survives BaliPure in five sets LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ If Belingon’s winning streak has stretched to five fights, Fernandes’ run is at 14 and includes seven stoppages.That huge discrepancy, however, doesn’t stop Belingon from seeking retribution from the man who last beat him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“All of us at Team Lakay continue to improve each day so when the chance comes that I get to face Bibiano in July I know I’m ready,” said Belingon (18-5) in Filipino during Team Lakay’s press conference Wednesday at Dad’s in Ortigas.“I am hungry for this title shot especially Bibiano submitted me in our first fight. That loss really challenged me to improve my skills so I never stopped until I got to that no.1 contender status. I really want to get Bibiano’s belt.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Mourinho storms out of press conference demanding respect for title wins

first_imgHowever, Mourinho – who won three titles in two spells with Chelsea – was in combative mood when challenged about the criticism coming his way both in the media and from fans, with many of those left inside Old Trafford at the final whistle booing.“We lost a game because we conceded a goal from the first corner of the match against us,” he said.“In the first half zero corners, zero free-kicks, on minute 50-something they had one corner and scored a goal, and you want, with that goal, you want to transform the story of the game.“But don’t lose your time. Today I had the proof the best judge in football are the supporters.”When it was suggested to Mourinho many had walked out before the end, he added: “I would do the same, losing 3-0 and taking two hours from here to the centre of Manchester.”The Portuguese then went on the offensive, suggesting those in the media questioning him were orchestrating a campaign.“Keep trying. Keep trying. Keep trying. We lost last season here against Sevilla and were booed because we deserved it, because we were not good,” he said.“Today the players left the pitch after losing at home and they were applauded because they deserved it.“So keep trying. Do you know what the result was? Three-nil. Do you know what this means (holding up three fingers)?“Three-nil but it also means three Premier Leagues and I won more alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them.”Mourinho then left his seat repeating “respect, respect, respect” as he stormed out of the press conference.United had the better of the first half but after Romelu Lukaku missed three decent chances, including an open goal from a narrow angle, Tottenham were more clinical after the break.Harry Kane headed home a 50th-minute corner with Lucas Moura scoring the first of his double two minutes later with a smart finish, adding the finishing touch to victory six minutes from time.Mourinho refused to accept his side were second-best, adding: “We were so so much the better team in the first half I wouldn’t be worried with that.“Even with the unexpected 2-0 result, the way the team kept playing until the third goal arrived my message to the players has to be a positive message.“I’m really happy, humbled by the way the supporters reacted to the boys. I think that was very much deserved but sometimes players don’t get what they deserve, so we have to be humbled by the supporters.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho came out fighting following Manchester United’s defeat by Tottenham. Photo /COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Jose Mourinho stormed out of his post-match press conference and demanded more respect, referencing his title wins, after Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat by Tottenham on Monday Night Football.The Portuguese endured a spiky press conference after his heaviest home loss in management, which left the side 13th in the table with just one win from their opening three matches.last_img read more

THE ULTIMATE LADIES DAY OUT IS BACK

first_imgFollowing the incredible success of last year’s extravaganza, the Four Masters Ladies have joined with Breast Care Clinic Letterkenny to bring “The Ultimate Ladies Day out” back to the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town. The event will be taking place on Sunday 13th October from 1-6pm.The event promises to have everything a woman needs with beauty, pampering, hair and fashion suppliers all offering their services free of charge or at a reduced show price as well as numerous pop-up shops selling fashionable items on the day. Added to this throughout the day there will be talks and fashion shows to keep you entertained, this includes a motivational talk as well as a talk on image, hair and make-up.Nicola Dunnion, one of the organisers commented, “tickets went on sale on Friday 13th and are priced at only €25, which is great value for an amazing day out, there really is something for everyone and it will be a great fun filled day out. All proceeds are in aid of Breast Care Clinic Letterkenny and Four Masters Ladies GAA. The first 400 tickets sold obtain a goodie bag to the value of €20 as well as being entered into a competition to win a make-over to the value of €700! Last year was such a huge success and this year promises to be even bigger and better. We also have a surprise or two up our sleeves to keep you amused! We promise it will be an event that you will not forget. Any businesses who would like to get involved are more than welcome to contact any of the organising committee to arrange having a stand on the day”. Tickets went on sale from Friday 13 September. They can be purchased from the Abbey Hotel, Pure Indulgence and BFit, Donegal Town, as well as through any of the organising committee. For further information please contact Nicola Dunnion (087)2449129; Kelly Lacey(087)9919035; Louise Jordan(087)2970956 or Karla Gallagher(087)3899965.Ultimate Ladies Day Out 2013 THE ULTIMATE LADIES DAY OUT IS BACK was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Breast Care Clinic Letterkennyultimate ladies day outlast_img read more

LOCHLAINN AND FRIENDS DO IT FOR BEAUMONT AND JIMMY IN PARIS!

first_imgFour Letterkenny runners including Lochlainn Harte successfully completed the Paris marathon today. They helped raise important funds for Beaumont Hospital. From left: Siofra Boyd, Heidi Gallagher, Lochlainn Harte and Eimear Gibbons. Lochlainn’s dad is Senator Jimmy Harte who continues to recover at Beaumont Hospital after an incident in Dublin last November when he suffered a head injury. Congratulations to all.LOCHLAINN AND FRIENDS DO IT FOR BEAUMONT AND JIMMY IN PARIS! was last modified: April 6th, 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) Tags:Beaumont Hospitaldonegaljimmy harteletterkennyLochlainn Hartelast_img read more

Joan has passed her driving test – aged 78!

first_imgJoan Hegarty from Kilcar has passed her driving test, aged 78! Joan, a mum of three and grandmother of three, is delighted!One of her grandchildren even told her she should apply for  a job at ‘Top Gear’! She applied for lessons five years ago following the death of her husband, Ray.  Her first theory test was three years ago, and took her first trial driving test two years ago, so when the big day rolled around for the real test – Joan was well prepared.D’s School of Motoring in Killybegs remarked that she is the oldest student to ever take driving lessons.Joan has especially thanked Diane Harvey for teaching her everything she needs to know to get motoring, and for being very encouraging. Well done Joan! Joan has passed her driving test – aged 78! was last modified: August 26th, 2016 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:driving lessonDriving testoldest pupillast_img read more

REVEALED: FOUR FLU DEATH VICTIMS HAD BEEN GIVEN VACCINE

first_imgFOUR residents who died at a nursing home had been vaccinated against the flu, the Health Service Executive has confirmed.And five members of staff at Nazareth House in Fahan had also contracted the Influenza A (H3) strain, said the HSE.We can also reveal that an investigation was only launched after a GP visiting the home on Sunday decided to contact the HSE. In response to news that four of the six people who have died had been given the ‘flu vaccine’ the HSE admitted it didn’t always work, especially for elderly people, even though the latest vaccine was developed to tackle the strain that killed them.Dr Darina O’Flanagan, director of the HSE’s national Health Protection Surveillance Centre, admitted that the vaccine was “not a perfect fit” for the strain in the northern hemisphere.She also said the elderly people who had died were in their 80s and 90s, and vaccines were not always as effective in that age group as they often had weakened immune systems.The first death at the home occurred on March 22, the latest just two days ago. We understand that healthy residents at the home were not separated from infected patients – there were at least 11 other cases – until after the GP called in the HSE.Dr Peter Wright, director of public health with the HSE North West said: “Nursing homes are obliged to report outbreaks of infectious disease, but it is a question of how you define an outbreak and that is down to the medical officer.”In the Fahan case he admitted that it would have been better “had we been told sooner.”An inquiry is under way into how one elderly resident was admitted to the home after four deaths had occurred.There was also a “serious concern” that some of those who had died reposed at the home to allow members of the public to visit. It’s understood that of the 11 residents who have the flu currently, three are seriously ill.Four members of staff who had the flu have recovered, whilst a fifth is still sick.TD Joe McHugh says the families of those who died deserved answers.“I think they are owed an explanation as to why their loved ones died and I would welcome a report into these deaths. “I think it is the least that can be done. There are plenty of questions still and they need to be answered,” he told donegaldaily.com.In a statement the Sisters of Nazareth who run the Fahan home offered their condolences to the families of those who had died.A spokesperson added: “This is an extremely upsetting time for the families of the deceased and we continue to provide the residents at Nazareth nursing home with the highest standard of care.”Father Paddy O’Kane, based in Derry, visited his 93-year-old father Dominic yesterday at the home which he said offered great care to residents.He found out about the flu outbreak via the news and had gone to anoint his father because of family concerns.He said he was ‘naturally concerned’ at what had happened in recent days adding that the care there “is very good but this has hit everybody unexpectedly.”Local county councillor John Ryan confirmed his father Michael is currently a patient at Nazareth House and said he had no concerns about his father’s welfare.He said he had been assured by Deputy McHugh and Dr James Reilly that all procedures are being followed properly.REVEALED: FOUR FLU DEATH VICTIMS HAD BEEN GIVEN VACCINE was last modified: April 4th, 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:REVEALED: FOUR FLU DEATH VICTIMS HAD BEEN GIVEN VACCINElast_img read more

DOWNTON ABBEY STAR REVEALS HIS GRANDFATHER IS A DONEGAL MAN

first_imgA star of one of television’s current most popular shows has revealed his grandfather comes for Ramelton.Brendan Coyle has become a huge hit on the ITV period drama Downton Abbey.Coyle, 48, says his character on the show, Bates, reminds him of his grandfather. “What he concealed was much more important than what he revealed. He reminds me of my grandfather,” he said. DOWNTON ABBEY STAR REVEALS HIS GRANDFATHER IS A DONEGAL MAN was last modified: September 17th, 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:Brendan CoyleDownton AbbeyRameltonlast_img read more

Enna Featured in Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight

first_imgSt. Louis, Mo. – Redshirt senior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake men’s soccer team is one of this week’s featured student-athletes in the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, the MVC announced Wednesday, Nov. 7. Enna is joined by Southern Illinois cross country athlete Megan Krolak as this week’s spotlight players in the Valley.To qualify for the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their campus involvement and community service.Enna has previously been named to the All-MVC Freshman First Team, as well as receiving All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades his junior season. This is Enna’s second Scholar-Athlete of the Week, and this is his first since his sophomore season. He has played in 68 games in his career, and has scored 16 goals in that time. This season Enna ranks second on the Bulldogs with four goals this season and sits third on the team with 10 points.Enna has been active in the Drake Community. He has spent time helping package food that will be delivered to people in need through Meals for the Heartland and volunteered at the Dog Rescue Shelter of Des Moines. On campus, Enna is a member of St. Catherine of Siena, which is a campus church that is home to many Drake students. He has also tutored people on campus and is a member of the Drake Investment Club.Enna has earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and is now pursuing his MBA with a 3.84 cumulative grade point average in the graduate program.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

FIANNA FAIL DENY THEY ARE PUTTING SOMETHING IN THE ‘TAY’ IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgA spokesman for Fianna Fail has moved to disregard rumours that a breakaway group has formed a new tea party cumann in Letterkenny.FF leader Micheal MartinThis would be similar to the Republican Party’s extreme right wing rump in the USA.According to media tycoon and political commentator John McAteer, the taypot gang from FF (allegedly) met in secret in Letterkenny last week amid speculation that they stopped just short of backing Linda Martin to clock Billy McGuinness. The meeting is thought to have got sight of an unspeakably cool blueprint to save Fianna Fail from being eaten up by the Northern Lights with an innovative range of digitally enhanced sound bites.These include banning Eamon O’Cuiv from annoying the IFA: to a considered position on same sex marriage, divorce, married priests, celibacy and free condoms for families in negative equity and 50% off for bona fide joyriders (over 15 years of age).Tagging non-productive farmers (including the IFA) was also up for grabs along with preserving family values: the family farm and the corncrake, protecting post offices, garda stations schools, banks, disappearing sand dunes and postal votes for non-nationals.The Blueprint also has a line (allegedly) on getting free eye tests for sheep (2 years and over) at Specsavers and transferring the Letterkenny Electoral Area to the Ukraine and forming branches of UKIP in Rathmullan, Ramelton, Kilmacrennan, Aghadachor and Glenswilly. A motion of support for Panti Bliss was adjourned pending her appearance in Ramelton to allow them get a closer look when she takes jet ski lessons on the Lennon next week (allegedly).Micheal Martin’s case for early canonisation is also to be forwarded to the Council as long as he promotes an agenda to fast track a new senator for Donegal NE.The FF spokesman says they are well aware of this meeting: however they will not be making any comment since they understand the taypots are not paid up members of the organisation and as such they are free agents to pursue their own agenda… preferably outside of the party.The Tea Party is an American political movement associated with the Republican Party. The name is derived from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, an iconic event in American history and is primarily known for advocating a reduction in the U.S. national debt. It is now seen as an ultra conservative rump that has outlived its uselessness.FIANNA FAIL DENY THEY ARE PUTTING SOMETHING IN THE ‘TAY’ IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 6th, 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) Tags:fianna failJohn McAteerTea partylast_img read more

C- Grade: Here’s how well the Government is performing in its commitments made to children

first_imgKeys issues impacting Irish children have been highlighted today with the publication of the The Children’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2018.This year, the Government has been awarded an overall C- grade by the The Children’s Rights Alliance, which is an improvement on last year’s D+ grade. Report Card 2018 scrutinises the Government’s performance each year against commitments made to children in the Programme for Government.The annual Report Card is graded by an independent panel of experts, chaired by former Supreme Court judge, Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness. Child and Family Homelessness received the lowest grade due to an unprecedented 3,333 children experiencing homelessness in 2017. The highest grades were awarded for Child Protection (a B) and LGBTI+ Children (a B-).Despite the publication of the Youth Mental Health Taskforce Report, mental health once again got a low grade, D+, due to the 6,811 children on waiting lists for vital community mental health supports. In Donegal alone, 204 children are currently awaiting an initial assessment from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team.A D+ grade was also awarded for commitments to Traveller and Roma Children: according to the report, Traveller children leave school on average five years earlier than their settled peers and are nearly four times more likely to die in infancy. Key findingsProgress was steady in Education, which received one of the higher grades of this year’s report: a C. There was an increase in Special Needs Assistants, the introduction of a new Delivering Equality of Opportunities in Schools (DEIS) Plan 2017 and reform of the School Completion Programme. However, religious diversity in schools brought the grade down, as the revised School Admissions legislation has not been published, despite a commitment from government to tackle the baptism barrier.Family Environment and Alternative Care received a B- grade reflecting the announcement that a new Executive Office for the Guardian ad litem service will be established. However, while a new Victims of Crime Act 2017 is positive, far more support is needed for child victims of crime including a dedicated strategy to prevent and respond to sexual violence against children. Services are seriously inadequate and children are waiting long periods of time for the supports and services they need to rebuild their lives.In Health, which got a C-, the report states that there is little evidence of progress towards the phased extension of free GP care to all children; and progress on the dental health package for children under six is slow. The implementation of an automatic entitlement to a medical card for all children with disabilities who are in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance was welcomed. One area of concern is that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which will protect children, has not yet been enacted. Provisions on minimum unit pricing and advertising must be maintained and the legislation prioritised and passed without further delay, according to the Children’s Rights Alliance.Parental Leave and Income Supports received a C grade in Report Card 2018. This reflects the efforts made to raise awareness of Paternity Benefit for fathers and partners, and proposals to introduce a Family Leave Bill to introduce paid parental leave for both parents. The €2 increase in Budget 2018 for the children of social welfare recipients is welcome, according to the report, but no specific provision was made to recognise the additional costs that arise for parents where a child is over the age of 12.Childminding received a D grade, given that at least 35,000 children spend time in unregulated childminding settings. Only 122 childminders of an estimated 22,000 are registered with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Meanwhile ‘Subsidised and School-Age Childcare’ received a C grade. Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children received a D+ grade in Report Card 2018, up from a D- last year. This reflects the progress made in the resettlement and relocation of refugees and asylum-seekers from Lebanon and Greece respectively, and the fact that there have been some reforms of the Direct Provision system.However, the report also highlights that 1,300 children are living in Direct Provision in Ireland and that, despite a government commitment to relocate 20 unaccompanied minors from Greece to Ireland, only six had been referred and relocated by the end of 2017.Commenting today, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, said this grade represents a satisfactory attempt, but some children are still left wanting.“Report Card 2018 showed up some shocking findings, particularly in the areas of homeless, and health measures affecting children throughout the country, including Donegal children,” said Ms. Ward.“There were 3,333 children living in homeless accommodation in November 2017, an increase of 33 per cent since 2016. This is a shocking figure by any measure. If you go back 10 years to when we first started publishing our annual Report Cards, child homelessness happened rarely; now, in the aftermath of the crash, it is a national emergency. “The E grade reflects the fact that, despite efforts by the Government to address the issue of child homelessness, it failed to meet its own deadline of mid-2017 to end the use of unsuitable long-term emergency accommodation for families. The rollout of family hubs has improved the situation for some children, but further investment in social and affordable housing is needed or the housing crisis will continue.”Ms. Ward stressed that the grades in the Report Card are based on what the Government has committed to in the Programme of Government – rather than on what the Children’s Rights Alliance believes to be the best course of action. In addition, she highlighted failings in mental health care for children at today’s launch.“Childhood is so short, yet we are expecting children to wait for over a year to have basic healthcare needs met,” she said.“More than one in three are forced to wait over a year for vital community mental health supports. That’s not good enough.“We absolutely acknowledge that important progress has been made in certain areas but, in others, progress has stalled or has rolled back. We’re living in uncertain times due to Brexit and a deepening housing crisis, but it’s critical that we don’t let children pay the price for wider societal failures.”Report Card 2018 is the tenth Report Card published by the Children’s Rights Alliance.Commenting on the milestone publication today, Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness said: “The Alliance works for the rights of children using the collective experience and expertise of member organisations.“Over the last decade, the Report Card has reflected the reality of children’s lives and the impact on children of decisions made by national policymakers.  It is important to give praise where it is due, as well as seeking change where it is needed.“This is what the annual Report Card aims to do.”C- Grade: Here’s how well the Government is performing in its commitments made to children was last modified: February 13th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:children’s rights alliancereport cardlast_img read more