Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee had a dream turn into a heartbreak once. Snubbed in the 2011 NBA Rookie Draft, the 6-foot-5 forward had to chase that dream in his own way. It’s a journey that led him to a rash of summer leagues and international stints for five years before finding his way to the Philippines.Brownlee has found a basketball home here. And for the second straight PBA season, the Ginebra import found himself in the middle of roaring fans who stormed the court.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I never played in anything like this. It’s an amazing view,” he said. “In the Philippines, the fans are special and different from other countries. They really love their basketball here, so I’m just blessed to be here and perform in front of this amount of people.”It’s this red sea of fans that pretty much told the story. Along with the highs and lows of the series came the ebb and flow of cheers from the crowd in the packed arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHushed in Game 6 when Ginebra got ripped by Meralco, the Gin Kings’ passionate supporters—all geared up in fiery red shirts—came back loud on Friday night at cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue.And in a do-or-die Game 7, it all mattered. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case00:50Trending 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “It’s unfathomable that you can play in front of 50,000-plus people,” said Cone, “Nobody does that. Nobody coaches basketball in front of 54,000. Maybe 20,000 to 30,000, but 54,000—that’s such a privilege. And it’s back-to-back games of 50,000-plus.”For the two-time Grand Slam coach, it’s a story worth telling. And he even plans to let his friend Erik Spoelstra, the Filipino-American Miami Heat coach, know all about it.“He’s been in the NBA Finals, but he has never coached in front of 50,000 people, so I got one up on him,” the American mentor said with a laugh. “It’s awesome. I’m proud being a part of it. I’m so happy that we made the Ginebra fans happy. That’s the best part of it all. I’m so happy to win this for them, 54,000 people—it just blows my mind.”The Ginebra die-hards couldn’t be any happier, too. Their past heartbreaks forgotten, just like Brownlee’s.And their undying and unmatched loyalty, gifted with a championship anew.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather fan caps Batang Pinoy with stoppage Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It mattered that the spirited fandom dominated the all-time record crowd of 54,086. And it mattered to the Kings, who needed a dash of their never-say-die spirit in the final push to turn back the rallying Bolts and complete their quest of defending the Governors’ Cup crown.“As a kid, of course you dream of playing in a championship. But I never thought it would be in a place like this. Fifty-plus thousand, it’s amazing,” said Brownlee. “It’s unbelievable. Words just can’t describe it.”Even coach Tim Cone who has already witnessed too many hardcourt battles—and collected an all-time league best 20 titles—the sight was still overwhelming.“Look at this crowd,” the Ginebra mentor. “This is absolutely grabe (wow). Amazing. That’s what makes it so special, to be able to do it in front of these fans, even the Meralco fans.”It was the second time in three days the PBA crowd record got shattered—thanks mostly to the country’s most popular ballclub that lured a likewise mammoth crowd of 53,642 in Game 6.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel of Germany crosses the finish line to win the Canadian Grand Prix Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL — Sebastian Vettel led from the pole to the checkered flag — and then some — to claim a long-awaited Ferrari victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.The four-time world champion sped on after the checkered flag was waved one lap too early, finishing his wire-to-wire victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday to claim his third win of the year and the lead in the Formula One standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I was a bit confused. I told them I don’t think the race is over yet,” said Vettel, who confirmed on the counter in his car and with his team that he was only completing his 69th of the scheduled 70 laps.“Some of the marshals were already celebrating,” he said. “I was just worried that people don’t jump on the track and start celebrating. We’re still going at full pace.”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 crownCanadian model Winnie Harlow blamed race officials for telling her the wrong time to wave the flag. Formula One regulations say that if a checkered flag is waved too early, the race is over as of the last completed lap, making the results official as through 68 laps.F1 spokesman Matteo Bonciani said there was confusion getting the message from a course official to Harlow on the platform. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES “WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO WAVE THE FLAG A LAP TOO EARLY!” Harlow wrote on Instagram. “You had one job sir!!! Hahaha but so grateful everyone was safe today and no one got hurt!”Had any passing occurred on the 69th or 70th laps, it would not have counted, Bonciani said. But there was not, and Vettel picked up the 50th win of his career, his second in Montreal and the first for Ferrari at the track since Michael Schumacher won three in a row from 2002-04.Mercedes was second with Valtteri Bottas — not erstwhile championship leader Lewis Hamilton — about six seconds back after never really challenging for the win. Max Verstappen was third and the other Red Bull car, driven by Daniel Ricciardo, was fourth.Hamilton, who was fifth on Sunday, fell from the top of the Formula One standings and now trails Vettel by one point, 121-120. He had been going for a record-tying seventh victory in Montreal and a third win in four races.“I’m the opposite of confident,” said Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff, whose team failed to deliver with an engine upgrade in time for the weekend and also botched its tire strategy in practice.ADVERTISEMENT With 11th French Open, Nadal not obsessed with Federer’s 20 Grand Slams “I think this is a major wake-up call for every member of the team,” he said. “Everybody needs to assess how to improve performance. … Those marginal gains are going to make all the difference.”Starting cleanly, Vettel was pulling away from the field when a crash between Brendon Hartley and hometown favorite Lance Stroll brought out the safety car in the very first lap. On the restart, Sergio Perez skidded onto the grass but managed to straighten himself out and rejoin the race.Vettel had no such trouble, leaving the jostling behind him as he steered through the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) track named for the Ferrari driver and Montreal native who earned his first Formula One victory here 40 years ago.“Grazie,” the German said to his Italy-based team before grabbing a red and yellow Ferrari flag and waving it on his way to the podium.“They’ve been waiting long enough for Ferrari to win here,” Vettel said. “Forty years after Gilles won his Grand Prix here, it’s nice to show Ferrari is still alive. It’s nice to become part of that story, hopefully a little bit more in the future.”Bottas finished second for the fourth time in seven races this season. The fifth place finish was Hamilton’s worst of the year, but he said his engine was giving him problems all season and he was happy he was even able to finish.“It could get a lot worse. I could have had a DNF (did not finish)” which would have put him another 10 points behind Vettel, he said. “I’m just grateful the engine made it.”Verstappen’s podium was his second of the year, and it eases some of the pressure he has felt with a series of mistakes that cost him and the Red Bull team in Azerbaijan and Monaco. After arriving in Montreal, Verstappen half-jokingly threatened to head-butt any reporter who asked about the crashes.The day was less positive for two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who was celebrating his 300th Formula One race. He retired to the garage after 43 laps — the eighth time he failed to finish in Montreal.It was also a short day for Stroll, a Montreal native who locked up with Hartley heading into Turn 5 on the first lap. A year ago, Stroll picked up the first Formula One points of his career in his hometown. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) on Friday rewarded 55 lucky customers as part of its ongoing Christmas promotion. The winners were part of the first of two drawings, and 25 walked away with $5,000 worth of free fuel while another 20 received grocery hampers. The other 10 were rewarded with $100,000 each.The drawing took place at the GUYOIL Regent Street branch.Jeffrey Harry is one of the lucky customers to win a grocery hamperMarketing & Sales Manager of GuyOil, Eric Whaul, congratulated the winners on behalf of the company. He noted that, for the New Year, the company would continue to give back to the country and its customers. According to Whaul, despite the fluctuations in gas prices, the company would continue to maintain its low prices.The GuyOil Christmas promotion was launched on November 6, and will run until January 6, 2018. The company will be giving away a total of $3 million in cash and prizes to customers purchasing its products from various service stations. Customers who purchase $5,000 worth of products can fill out a coupon and drop it in the box provided. Winners will be drawn weekly.The final $1 million will be distributed among 10 winning entries.
Residents of the Amerindian community of Tapakuma, Essequibo welcomed the completion of their access road.The Hill Top Road was done after the intervention of Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson who visited the area and listened to the complaints of residents.Residents are very thankful for the work done by the Regional Administration. Small business owners in the community told Guyana Times that in the past, they had no other choice but to discharge their goods at the Hill Top and fetch them into the Village. Now, taxis and minibuses are operating in the area which is much more convenient for them.Tapakuma can be promoted as a tourist destination in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), but owing to the condition of the roadway, visitors preferred places with easier access.The village of about 400 residents sits on the bank of the Tapakuma Lake, which is about 10 miles from the Anna Regina Public Road.
The B.C. Supreme Court trial for Leonard Freedom Ballantyne, charged with second-degree murder, continued into its second regular day yesterday, in Prince George .The charge arose from a Fort St. John shooting death, on Sept. 12th, of 2006.The Prince George Citizen reports defence counsel closely questioned a tenant of a Fort St. John apartment complex, who said he went out into the hallway from his suite that day.He saw a man in the hallway and, at first thought there had been a fight and, the man had been punched in the stomach.Later he testified he smelled gunpowder and, the man told him he was shot.The tenant also said that, in an earlier incident at the apartment complex, he saw a man with a chainsaw, outside a vehicle in the parking lot.The trial continues today.- Advertisement –
The new additions include Councillor Todd Osbourne and Lorraine Gerwing.These two are being added to the list that already includes Councillor Laurie Dolan and Nathan Bauder.Meanwhile, Mayor Bill Streeper is being challenged for his position by Councillor Kimberly Eglinski.- Advertisement -Stay up-to-date with on the latest developments with energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.
“I think this is the moment for the young players to show quality like Emile did,” he added.“Historically, Arsenal have worked with young players to give them the chance to work with the first team, for them to show their quality in each match.“Today I think that every player played well in this game, against a big team. For Smith Rowe to score is very good for him and the team. What’s important for us is that every young player is working very hard.”Next up for Arsenal is another International Champions Cup game in Singapore on Saturday, this time against Emery’s former club Paris St Germain. REVEALED Emile Smith-Rowe is making him a name for himself among Arsenal’s first team players Emile Smith-Rowe has caught the eye at Arsenal after a series of good performances during pre-season.That’s according to new head coach Unai Emery, who watched the 17-year-old shine against Atletico Madrid in Singapore. The England youth international (who helped the Three Lions win the Under-17 World Cup in October) scored Arsenal’s equalizer in a 1-1 friendly draw against Atletico Thursday – with the LaLiga side going on to win the resulting penalty shoot-out 3-1.Smith-Rowe, 17, could make the step up into the first-team picture at the Emirates Stadium in the forthcoming season and Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger in May, has been impressed by what he has seen from the youngster so far.“Today I am very happy with his work on the pitch, but not only today,” Emery said after the International Champions Cup game.“It’s everyday. He’s starting today’s match because his performances have been good in every training session.“He is 17 years old but he has grown up in the academy and we need to give the young players the opportunity to work with us every day and play matches like today. They are working hard in training to be involved with the first team.”Who is Emile Smith-Rowe?Fans were quick to rave about the teen starlet after his performance, but this is not the first time he has caught the eye during pre-season. Having played a part in the 8-0 win at Boreham Wood last weekend, Smith-Rowe took his place in a fairly experienced Arsenal side, with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all starting.But it was Atletico, who beat Arsenal in last season’s Europa League semi-final en route to lifting the trophy, whose young side took the lead when Luciano Vietto headed them in front.Smith Rowe equalised with a well-taken solo strike to leave Emery happy with his side’s overall display – even if they failed from the spot in the penalty shoot-out. 2 gameday cracker NEW ERA England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ possible standings 2 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Arsenal News smart causal Smith Rowe helped England Under-17’s win the World Cup in October Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won
Big Mountain Productions in Newry are currently producing a new series called ‘The Lost Village’ to be broadcast on RTÉ during ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ March 2013, which will be based on the story of evictions in County Donegal.They will be taking two families back to live in a traditional long-house for a weekend to explore the living conditions in Ireland during the 19th century and in particular during The Land War.The series itself is focusing on the evictions and they have a family from America coming back to Ireland as part of the series. This is a bi-lingual production and we would like to find an Irish speaking family with to take part also. It can also be brothers or sisters, sisters in law or any family connection etc. The children must be over 12 years.Filming will be on 12th 13 14th January in Ulster American Folk ParkIf you can help contact Seán Ó CearbhaillBig Mountain Productions NewryTel: 0483083404600442830834046Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: http://www.bigmountainproductions.com/ IRISH-SPEAKING DONEGAL FAMILY WANTED FOR FILM was last modified: December 12th, 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:Donegal familyfilmIrish Speaking
Chief executive of Irish Water Safety John Leech has urged divers to be well-trained and practiced before undertaking dives in Irish seas.The late Rev Dr Stewart Jones.He said the organisation is very concerned about the deaths of five divers in separate accidents in the past month.It follows the latest death in Co Donegal at the weekend. A 57-year old man was the latest person to die in a diving incident off St John’s Point.Rev Dr Stewart Jones of Donemana Presbyterian Church near Strabane, Co Tyrone, who was a qualified diving instructor died after getting into difficulty near St John’s Point lighthouse.Mr Leech said while many of those who died were experienced, conditions and decision-making can affect the outcome of any dive negatively.He said physical fitness was also very important. “Diving by its nature is not risk free – it’s all a case of managing risk,” Mr Leech said.“Generally speaking, what we’d say is that planning a dive is so important, the whole stress-management, training is vital.“The more training you do the less chance you have of dying, because the more time you put in in the water the more diving fit you are,” Mr Leech added.IRISH WATER SAFETY CONCERNED ABOUT TRAINING OF DIVERS AFTER LATEST DONEGAL DEATH was last modified: July 14th, 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:DiversdonegalIRISH WATER SAFETY
Scouts from Tottenham watched striker Hulk in action for Brazil against Great Britain on Friday, the Daily Mail claim.Chelsea have shown an interest in the Porto star, who it is suggested could be available for £38m.Meanwhile, QPR are ‘lukewarm’ about taking Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City, the Daily Mirror report.The striker, who played under R’s boss Mark Hughes at City and Blackburn, has touted himself for a possible move to Loftus Road.But with an apparent lack of interest in him, Santa Cruz is now said to be hoping the likes of Wigan, Bolton and Blackburn pick him up.He is quoted as saying: “A north-west club would be ideal. I don’t want to keep moving my kids back and forth.”And the Mirror say former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle is discussing taking part in the television show Dancing on Ice.The Hayes-born 54-year-old would be “a guaranteed ratings winner” according to an ITV source quoted by the paper. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook