Neymar ‘recovering well’ after injury, on course for World Cup

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES The Brazilian also found time to praise Lionel Messi once more for his support during his time at the Camp Nou.“I was charmed by the humility of a guy that has conquered everything, that is the best of all, asking me to be myself and show my best. He has no vanity. I tell that to my family, to all of my friends. He helped me a lot professionally and even more on the personal level,” Neymar said.The Brazilian also downplayed his disagreements with PSG teammate Edinson Cavani.“Of course we had a certain friction, but we solved that soon afterward. Three days later we sat down and talked. We are both great players, but we are also men and he had to sort it out at the personal level, without telling anyone else,” the Brazilian said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Neymar told a TV Globo variety show that he feels no pain, but he cannot put his injured foot on the ground without an orthopedic shoe. He arrived on stage using two walking sticks.“There is still a month left, but I am recovering well. It is all according to plan,” the Brazilian said. “I feel no pain; I am stepping little by little. I cannot walk freely without the shoe, but I am in treatment, I am working out at the gym too. I am preparing well.”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 crownThe striker is widely expected to be on Brazil’s final squad list that will be announced on May 14 in Rio de Janeiro by coach Tite.Brazil’s first game World Cup match in Group E is against Switzerland on June 17. Costa Rica and Serbia are next for the five-time world champions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 26-year-old forward was injured Feb. 25 in a French league game against Marseille.Neymar said that he is not using his recovery time to watch potential adversaries in the tournament that begins on June 14 in Russia.“I don’t like to watch football, believe it or not. At home I never stop what I am doing to watch. I like to play, to be on the pitch,” he said.Asked whether he knew his former team Barcelona had been upset and knocked out of the Champions League by Roma, the Brazilian laughingly said: “I might have heard about that.”Neymar was signed by PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($260 million) from Barcelona last year.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments ABL: Standhardinger proud of Hong Kong team despite semis exit Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brazilian PSG’s footballer Neymar Junior attends the photocall for the 2018 American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) Gala Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo Brazil on April 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDASAO PAULO — Brazil star Neymar said on Sunday he is “recovering well” from a foot injury and is on schedule to be ready for the World Cup.The Paris Saint-Germain striker had surgery in March on a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READlast_img read more

Council Grants Another Enerplex Tender

first_imgFort St. John City Council has granted a tender for just over four million dollars, that goes to exterior work at the Enerplex site. That follows a report submitted to Council this week, which confirmed there’s still five point six million dollars left in the senior government’s infrastructure grant received last year for the Enerplex. DGS Astro Paving will conduct the final base preparation for the parking lot, that includes concrete curbing, storm sewer installation, lighting, and paving on both the southeast and northwest sides of the building. – Advertisement -However, it does not include landscaping and irrigation works, nor the construction of the rainwater tank and system.To ensure the entire project does not go over budget the City must keep the cost of this work, at or below the projected price tag. Thus, if negotiations with DGS Astro don’t work out then the contract will be rejected and retendered.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mother of all pilgrimages

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Three area churches celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday by having a rosary pilgrimage to honor all mothers. An Our Lady of Fatima statue was carried in the procession and rosary prayers were said in each church. The pilgrimage began at St. Christopher’s Church in West Covina. It moved to St. Louis of France Church in La Puente and ended at St. Joseph Church in La Puente. – From staff reportslast_img

Hull 1-1 Stoke: Scrappy Shawcross strike salvages a point for the Potters

first_img Ryan Shawcross bundles the ball home to earn Stoke a point at Hull A scrappy late goal by Ryan Shawcross earned Stoke City a point at the KC Stadium as they finally broke the resistance of ten men Hull City.The Tigers had battled heroically for almost the entire game as they strived to overcome the loss of James Chester in only the 15th minute.Manager Steve Bruce’s tactical plan went out of the window after just a quarter of an hour when Chester was sent off, but a toothless Stoke side struggled to take advantage.There can be few complaints about Chester’s red card, with referee Jon Moss having no choice but to dismiss him for a foul on Glenn Whelan.Chester was sold short by a poor pass back to him from Jake Livermore, and Whelan would certainly have been clear on goal had he not been felled by the central defender.That forced Bruce to switch to a flat back four and meant his raiding full-backs were severely restricted in how far forward they could get.Stoke, though, were unable to make their numerical advantage count, failing to force goalkeeper Allan McGregor into a single save before half-time.In fact, neither goalkeeper was called into action until three minutes before the break, when Hull made the breakthrough.Tom Huddlestone shook off the challenge of Stoke sub Bojan and fired his shot low towards the far corner. Asmir Begovic got down to parry the effort, but succeeded only in diverting the ball into the path of Nikica Jelavic, who slid it home from close range to give the hosts the half-time lead.The visitors were better after the break, and McGregor had to be alert to make a smart save to deny Shawcross following a neat free-kick routine.Mama Biram Diouf should have done better with a header he screwed wide, and Charlie Adam also brought the best out of his Scotland team-mate McGregor with a long range effort.But for all their huffing and puffing it looked as though Stoke would be denied a share of the spoils, until Shawcross’ scruffy intervention late on.There will be fewer uglier goals scored in the Premier League this season, but Mark Hughes won’t care as his side picked up their first point of the season following their 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.Phil Bardsley’s shot cannoned back off the inside of the post, but McGregor was unable to gather it as the ball bounced off his body and Shawcross was on hand to bundle the ball over the line. 1last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Costa treble puts Chelsea clear at the top

first_img Diego Costa 1 If Diego Costa is playing with worries over his hamstring, God help the Premier League should he reach full fitness.The beastly centre forward hit a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea shot down high-flying Swansea to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.The in-form Jacks even took the lead in west London as John Terry tucked a Neil Taylor cross into his own net, but once Jose Mourinho had rallied his troops with his touchline ranting, there was to be no stopping the Blues as they won 4-2.Moments before half-time Costa powered home a header to draw the scores level and two close range strikes in the space of ten minutes saw the Spaniard complete his treble.With his ‘dodgy’ hamstring in mind, Mourinho almost immediately substituted his star man, but replacement Loic Remy quickly took up the mantle on his debut, slotting home a fourth from Oscar’s pass.Jonjo Shelvey did grab a well taken second for Swansea but Garry Monk’s men were easily brushed aside.Tottenham Hotspur meanwhile saw their attempts to get back on track following a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool falter as they could only manage a 2-2 draw with Sunderland.Nacer Chadli gave Spurs an early lead but witnessed it cancelled out almost immediately as an Adam Johnson solo special somehow crept past Hugo Lloris and Danny Rose on the line.Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked good value for victory when Christian Eriksen’s effort from a yard out bounced in, with Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela striking the woodwork.But a late Harry Kane own goal meant the spoils were shared at the Stadium of Light.Alan Pardew’s future at Newcastle now appears to be hanging by a thread as his Magpies were thrashed 4-0 by Southampton.An early double from Saints summer signing, Graziano Pelle, who made a mockery of the Toon’s defence, put Ronald Koeman’s men into a comfortable first-half lead.Then yet more disastrous defending allowed Jack Cork to slip in a third and leave Newcastle fans jeering their manager and waving ‘Pardew Out’ banners in the hope owner Mike Ashley, who was present at St Mary’s will listen to their words.And Morgan Schneiderlin’s late fourth was the icing on the cake for the hosts, leaving Pardew’s job in serious doubt.Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas either side of half-time were enough to hand Everton victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns.The Toffees club-record signing struck just two minutes into the match with a brilliant curled shot following a Jonas Olsson mistake and compatriot Mirallas added the second from the edge of the area, which slipped under Ben Foster, giving the Toffees an easy 2-0 win.Leicester City’s £8million summer signing Leonardo Ulloa is proving to be a wise investment by boss Nigel Pearson as his second half strike gave the Foxes a 1-0 win over Stoke City.The Potters had beaten Man City previously but couldn’t stop the Argentine striker from netting his third Premier Leauge goal as he turned in Paul Konchesky’s cross.Meanwhile, Julian Speroni was the hero for Crystal Palace as they were held to a 0-0 draw with Burnley at Selhurst Park.The Argentine goalkeeper faced a Scott Arfield penalty in the game’s dying embers and produced a stunning stop to keep out the Clarets midfielder, much to Sean Dyche’s chagrin.last_img read more


first_imgCockhill Celtic’s dream of taking another big scalp in the League Cup disappeared last night when they were well-beaten by Sligo Rovers 4-0 at Maginn Park.Having seen off Galway United with an impressive display a few weeks back, the Donegal side were hoping to carry off another giant-killing act.But it wasn’t to be as Rovers guile and fitness probably proved a little too much for Cockhill. But the Inishowen men have a huge amount to be proud of with a fine display against Rovers – one of the Eircom Premier League’s best sides.Indeed Donal O’Brien’s side held Paul Cooke’s outfit to just 1-0 at half time after Joseph Ndo opened the scoring in the 17th minute.Former League of Ireland star O’Brien said before the game that this was the highlight of his career after spells with Shelbourne, Derry City and Finn Harps.The well-known Dublin, who is community worker in Buncrana, has done wonders with Celtic. However on this occasion it wasn’t meant to be as Cockhill conceded another three goals in the second half which saw Rovers go through to the next round.EndsCOCKHILL DREAM ENDS AS SLIGO ROVERS WIN 4-0 was last modified: April 26th, 2011 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:Cockhill CelticSligo Roverslast_img read more


first_imgA Garda had to jump out of the way of a speeding car after it drove through a checkpoint in Lifford.Gardai were manning the checkpoint at Coneyburrow, Lifford on October 1st, 2011 and were wearing reflective jackets and using torches.A car came speeding from the Castlefin direction, went around a traffic island on the wrong side of the road and then drove through the checkpoint. Gardai were forced to jump out of the way of the car, a ‘96 Vauxhall Vectra, but took a note of the registration number.Following enquiries, Gardai called to the home of Daryl Kelly at 32 Beechwood Grove in Lifford where they found the car in the driveway.When questioned by Gardai, Kelly, 22, said his brother occasionally borrowed the car but said he had only owned it for six weeks.He also said he was at a house party and couldn’t remember coming across a checkpoint.Kelly did not appear in court.Judge Denis McLoughlin said that in the absence of Mr Kelly, he was forced to convict and fined the accused €150 for failing to give information.GARDAI FORCED TO JUMP OUT OF WAY OF MOTORIST AT LIFFORD CHECKPOINT was last modified: November 13th, 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:checkpointDaryl KellyGardaiLiffordlast_img read more

EU leaders reach deal on spending plan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Failure to reach a deal would have paralyzed the EU’s finances and hobbled economic development in the poorest regions. It would also have undermined the credibility of the bloc, already jolted this year by French and Dutch voters rejecting the EU’s first ever constitution in national referendums. The tense negotiations had split the 25-nation bloc into two camps – one led by Blair, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, and the other led by his old sparring partner French President Jacques Chirac – both of whom are trying to shape the future direction of the European Union. Most member states had rejected Britain’s earlier package as too austere. Many of the bloc’s new member states, including Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, demanded more money to build new roads and other infrastructure. Britain, bowing to French and German pressure, agreed to raise spending by some $15.8 billion – mostly by cutting its rebate – to placate the Poles, who had threatened to veto a deal if they did not receive more money. The blueprint offered by Blair caps spending at $1.04 trillion between 2007-2013. Barroso pledged that the spending review would lead to a serious debate about how the EU should spend its money. BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union leaders agreed early today on a seven-year spending plan for the 25-nation bloc – a hard-won deal seen as key to shaping the future of an enlarged EU and to restoring faith in its unity. The blueprint offered by British Prime Minister Tony Blair slashes Britain’s EU budget rebate by $12.6 billion over seven years – money now slated to boost economic development in the EU’s 10 new member states across eastern and central Europe. In return, the EU countries – crucially France – agreed to a spending review in 2008-09 that could lead to new cuts in the EU’s agricultural subsidies. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the deal was important to “keep Europe on the move, that we avoid paralysis and that we keep open to the idea of a modern enlarged Europe.” Britain is demanding a leaner, more competitive bloc that can cope with the challenges of globalization and insists the EU must refocus its spending on research and development, science and technology. France wants a slower pace of change, protecting generous farming subsidies and welfare protections as a way to safeguard a rural way of life it sees threatened by globalization. Separately at the summit, EU leaders accepted Macedonia as a candidate for membership, but linked the Balkan nation’s entry to a debate on the EU’s future and its ability to absorb more relatively poor newcomers. That hesitation – the first since the EU started considering membership for more than a dozen and a half neighbors after the collapse of communism – stems from concerns the EU is expanding too fast. 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


first_imgMET Eireann has issued a Yellow Status weather warning for Donegal today – with winds picking up this morning and gusting to 100km/hr.The east of the country will see the worst of the weather, with Ulster escaping for a change.But it will still be very wet – and very windy – in the North West today. Met Eireann says southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50-65 km/h but it will be very gusty with values of 80 to 100 km/h possible.“The strongest winds will be in exposed areas. Winds will veer westerly,” says the warning.It is valid from 10am today until 8pm this evening.There will be more heavy rain on Tuesday before warmer weather arrives on Wednesday and Thursday.  WEATHER WARNING AS GALE BLASTS DONEGAL ON FIRST DAY OF SUMMER was last modified: June 1st, 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:donegalWarningweatherlast_img read more

Breaking: Tory Island ferry stand-off ends as islanders agree to new plan

first_imgThe tense standoff between Tory islanders and the Government over the introduction of a new ferry service has ended after an agreement was reached today.The Government plans to introduce a new boat, the Queen of Aran, for the 150 islanders on April 1st next.But islanders vowed to stop the boat from landing at the pier claiming the boat is not suitable for the crossing. Afer numerous protests and meetings, an independent report by former TG4 boss Pól Ó Gallchóir was put before locals last night at a meeting on the island.Having met on the issue, islanders voted today to accept the recommendations in the report.Among the recommendations carried out by Mr Ó Gallchóir’s was a fast ferry service, maximum 12 seater, should run twice daily from April 1 2018, complementary to the Queen of Aran service which is due to begin on the same date.Government Chief Whip, Minister for Gaeilge, an Gaeltacht and the Islands and Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed the resolution of the dispute over the Tory Island ferry service. Islanders agreed to accept Mr Ó Gallchóir’s recommendations in a vote taken today  following a public meeting last night.Minister McHugh said: “I would like to thank Pól Ó Gallchóir for his efforts over the last 10 days.“We want to support our island communities and I’m grateful for the hard work and time the people of Tory have put into this process in recent days.“I also want to thank them for giving their support to Pol O Gallchoir’s recommendations.“The Department will move to meet its commitments as part of the report. “Now that ferry, cargo and transport services to and from the island are secure we should look forward to Tory becoming a place where more and more people will want to visit, live and stay in the coming years.”Breaking: Tory Island ferry stand-off ends as islanders agree to new plan was last modified: March 27th, 2018 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:ferryISLANDERSresolutionTory Islandvotelast_img read more