SMB draw collective effort in win over Phoenix

first_imgThe Beermen, who are eyeing a Grand Slam, have a 7-3 record and are in a three-way tie with TNT and NLEX for the third spot. The Beermen almost had a fourth player notch a double-double after Arwind Santos put up 15 points and nine boards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Terrence Watson had 26 points, 11 rebounds to go along five assists, three steals, and three blocks while Alex Cabagnot posted 24 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists.“All of us have to step up, and if possible we should all get double-doubles,” said Fajardo after San Miguel edged Phoenix, 109-107, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFajardo also came away with a double-double of his own, finishing with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks.“It’s a good thing we got the win, one more game until the end of the eliminations and we have to win our last game so we can get to the top four.”  In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—There are a lot of things June Mar Fajardo enjoys like winning titles, capturing awards, and seeing his teammates excel.The reigning three-time PBA MVP is known for his selfless nature and when a couple of his teammates put up double-doubles, Fajardo was quite proud of the achievement.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Dela Cruz, Hontiveros bid farewell to PBA Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Sentenced to life

first_imgTricia Van Voorhis, who is three years younger than Robin, berated Marshall for his lack of guilt or remorse. “It is beyond my comprehension how you can do this in the first place. But how can you live with yourself after?” Van Voorhis said she hopes he spends “day after day and year after year” in his cell thinking about the pain he’s caused. Kim Hoynes, the oldest sister, recalled how her sister’s murder devastated her parents. Their father, who suffered from emphysema, committed suicide a decade later. Their mother, who now has many of her own health problems, grieved quietly. Wendy Castaneda, the youngest sister, spoke of how she continues to grieve for her “best friend.” “The truth is you can never make restitution for your actions because you can never bring Robin back,” she said to Marshall. All the sisters remembered how Robin had dedicated much of her life to her church and religion. Castaneda also acknowledged Marshall’s faith as he brought a Bible to court every day. “If you truly believe and embrace the truth of the Bible … then I have to believe that at least you’re sorry for what you did and would express that to my family.” Marshall had worked with Robin at the restaurant until shortly before her Oct. 30, 1984, murder. The assistant manager was fired for a number of reasons, including suspicions he was stealing from the restaurant. Robin, who was alone doing paperwork after closing, let Marshall in. She was expecting him to turn in his uniform and pick up a briefcase he left behind. When she turned away from him, he stabbed her twice in the back. He tried to open a floor safe, but the combination had been changed. Before he left, he slit her throat. When he was first arrested on Nov. 10, 1984, he had two knives and gloves with him and was wearing camouflage pants and boots. The boots, which were kept by the Torrance Police Department when Marshall was released, later became a key piece of evidence in the case. A piece of foam found at the murder scene was linked to the boots. On Friday before the judge handed down the sentence, Arnold said he was “saddened” for the way Marshall “eviscerated” Robin’s close-knit and loving family and shortened a life that was bound for great things. (310) 543-6111 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And not when Torrance Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold told him he was “evil,” and sent him to prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole. Marshall, 46, a former state Department of Forestry fire captain, did briefly glance at his family before he was led away by bailiffs. Neither Marshall, his attorney nor his family members spoke during the sentencing hearing. However, his attorney said he would appeal the conviction and sentence. A jury convicted Marshall on Oct. 5 of murder and the special circumstance of killing during an attempted robbery. On Friday, Robin’s sisters told how their lives changed with her death. They lamented the special occasions, rites of passage and everyday joys they were robbed of sharing with her. William Marshall sat in court Friday staring at a black leather Bible on the table in front of him with his hands chained to his waist. He never once looked up. Not when Robin Hoynes’ sisters described the hole he tore in their family by killing her 23 years ago. Not when the prosecutor reiterated the “heinous, horrible” murder of the 21-year-old Whittier woman at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Torrance. last_img read more


first_imgJamie O’Donnell, Michael Maloney and Seamus Breen at the official opening of Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors new offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny.Solicitor, Jill Vance (NL Solicitors) at the official opening of Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors new offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny with l-r Paschal Blake (the last mayor of Letterkenny), Gerard Grant, Chairman of Letterkenny Town Chamber and Nathaniel Lacy.Gerard Grant Chairman of Letterkenny Chamber cuts the tape to oficially open Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors new offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny with l-r t Nathaniel Lacy and Jill Grant (solicitor).Marie Therese Lacy, Siobhan Cullen, Cathy Ruddy and Gillian Brennan at the official opening of Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny.Jill Vance (solicitor) pictured in her new offices Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny with her parents Ruth and Geffory Vance.One of Ireland’s most respected and highly reputable law firms Nathaniel Lacy & Partners has opened a new office in Letterkenny. Nathaniel Lacy & Partners has established a stellar reputation over the years for delivering high quality advice and excellent results for clients. The firm’s decision to expand and open a new office in Letterkenny is a great boost for Donegal, as it’s inevitable the firm’s expansion will lead to new jobs being created here in the North West.The firm has been centrally managed by the Lacy family for over 75 years in Kells, Co. Meath but also have offices at the Four Courts, Dublin.The office will be managed by Raphoe native, Jill Vance who has extensive experience in litigation including personal injury litigation, medical negligence, insurance litigation, commercial disputes and land disputes.However, she and her other colleagues also provide the full spectrum of legal services including conveyancing and probate. Over the years, the firm has gained invaluable experience, knowledge and expertise which has resulted in them being engaged by the top private and public insurance companies in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.In addition, they have a large private client base to whom they provide a first rate efficient and cost effective service.At the launch party, Senior Partner, Nat Lacy said the opening of the Letterkenny office reiterated the firm’s progressive and expansive strategy.The office was officially opened by President of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Gerard Grant, who warmly welcomed Nathaniel Lacy & Partners to Letterkenny.Grant said, “It’s fantastic for Donegal, that a firm that is so highly respected throughout Ireland has decided to expand to Donegal.“It’s a great boost for us, and it will no doubt improve the general economic climate here, with new jobs being created. Another notable figure who attended the launch party was the last Mayor of Letterkenny, Pascal Blake.He extended a warm welcome to the firm and wished them every success in their future endeavours.Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors welcome enquiries and will facilitate all appointments.They may be contacted on 046 9280718 or by email on Pictures above courtesy of Thomas Gallagher.JOBS BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP LAW FIRM OPENS NEW OFFICE was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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_imgSUZANNA READDIEThe death has occurred at Killybegs Community Hospital of Suzanna Readdie, Cashelfean, Dunkineely. Removal from Killybegs Community Hospital at 1.30pm tomorrow, Tuesday, to the Church of St’s Joseph and Conal, Bruckless. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.NORA McDAID The death has occurred at Letterkenny Hospital of Nora McDaid, Drumenen, Newmills. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Tuesday at 12 noon in St Columba’s Church, Glenswilly. Interment afterwards in Conval Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am. House strictly private on morning of funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 was last modified: March 6th, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR MONDAYMARCH 5last_img read more

Trojans oblivious to Notre Dame rivalry

first_imgLOS ANGELES — When Lou Holtz coached Notre Dame, he gave players a quiz on the Irish-USC rivalry the week of the game. Contrast that with USC wide receiver Patrick Turner’s view of college football’s greatest intersectional matchup. “I know it’s big because I play the NCAA 2006 (video game) and it’s listed as a rivalry game,’ Turner said. USC coach Pete Carroll laughed at that comment Thursday, but he also enjoyed the lack of awareness because it’s the mind-set he wants. “This (rivalry) doesn’t mean anything to these guys,’ he said. “They don’t need to be fired up extra. That’s not what you want to do. It doesn’t work.’ Carroll loathes making one game more important and never mentioned the significance of playing Notre Dame during team meetings this week. “He doesn’t bring it up or if he did, I wasn’t paying attention,’ offensive lineman Winston Justice said. “I think of Notre Dame as a normal team. The importance of the rivalry doesn’t mean anything.’ It’s hard to argue with that approach, considering Carroll defeated Notre Dame the past three years by an identical 31 points. In fact, blowouts are probably the only real memory most of the Trojans have of Notre Dame. They sure aren’t experts in the storied tradition between the schools. For the past three years, the lobby in Heritage Hall showcased the Shillelagh, a wooden Gaelic war club that features rubies for each USC victory and emeralds for each Notre Dame win. center_img Most players are unaware of the foot-long club even though they walk past it several times a day. “What’s that?’ defensive end Jeff Schweiger said. “All I know is that this is some type of rivalry. I don’t worry. It’s just football.’ And this comes from a player actively recruited by Notre Dame. “They recruited me but I didn’t take a trip there,’ Schweiger said. “I didn’t really like (former coach Tyrone) Willingham. He seemed too nonchalant.’ Justice never heard of the Shillelagh either, but like most USC players, he has one strong image of Notre Dame. “I saw Rudy,’ he said. “It’s a pretty good movie.’ Schweiger said he’s heard the famous Notre Dame saying, “Win one for the Gipper.’ It refers to Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne telling his team at the 1928 Army game that a former player, George Gipp, said on his deathbed to “when things look real tough’ to “win for me.’ “I remember that line in Rudy,’ Schweiger said. Not everyone is ignorant of the rivalry. USC linebacker Brian Cushing knows the tradition because he nearly committed to the Irish and grew up in New Jersey. And center Ryan Kalil is Catholic and attended Servite High in Anaheim. “I’m pretty familiar with the rivalry,’ Kalil said. “Everybody’s seen `Rudy.’ It’s a great tradition. Everyone talks about the hype and my first time there, it was a cool place. The fans are awesome.’ Kalil knows Notre Dame leads the series 42-29-5 but said, “I only care about our reign here.’ He also embraces Carroll’s laid- back attitude toward the rivalry, because he remembers Servite placing too much emphasis on its game with arch-rival Mater Dei of Santa Ana, a game Kalil never won. “My senior year, we were better than them but we put more energy into the rivalry than the game itself,’ Kalil said. “They ended up winning. “One of the reasons for success here is we don’t care about who we play. It’s never been about anything the other team does.’ But Kalil is in the minority with his knowledge. Freshman cornerback Kevin Thomas grew up in St. Louis, but said he never heard of Rockne, the Shillelagh or “Win one for the Gipper.’ “The rich tradition is new to me,’ Thomas said. “I’m from the Midwest, I wasn’t a USC fan. But I hadn’t heard of those things either.’ Scott Wolf can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgAn appeal against a casino in Letterkenny has been turned down by An Bord Pleanala.The appeal, which was made by a resident against the casino at Ramelton Road, was dismissed on the grounds that it was without substance or foundation.An application had been made to change the use of the current premises from a bingo hall to a private members casino club. The local council had refused a subsequent application for permission for the retention of advertising signage.But the change of use to a casino, which is operated by Majestic Casinos, was granted subject to a number of conditions. APPEAL OVER PLANS FOR LETTERKENNY CASINO REJECTED BY AN BORD PLEANALA was last modified: August 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:An Bord PleanaladonegalMajestic Casinolast_img read more

‘Garda numbers must be increased to protect from menace of rural crime’ – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has raised the issue of plans to downgrade Donegal Town Garda Station with senior personnel ahead of potential cuts to opening hours. It emerged this week that plans were being considered to significantly reduce the opening hours of Donegal Town Garda Station from a 24 hour basis to a maximum of six hours per day. Numerous constituents and members of the business community of Donegal Town have expressed their concern at the reduction of opening hours and its impact on crime levels in the town and neighbouring communities. Donegal deputy Pat The Cope has said he brought the heavily criticised proposals to the fore with senior garda personnel  to share the serious concerns of the community. Pat the Cope stated, “I have asked the Garda Authorities to consider all options before making a final decision in relation to the opening hours of the station and to further consider improving the overall numbers of Gardaí within the county. “I stressed to them the urgent need to maintain a strong garda presence within the Donegal Town areas; the presence of Gardaí in any area is the greatest deterrent to crime and is a source of great comfort to the elderly in our community. “Security can only be guaranteed if we have Garda numbers, and the decision being considered by Garda authorities at present is a direct result of declining numbers within the county. “Since 2010 over 101 less Gardaí serve within the Donegal Division, that is a decline of 21% in numbers. It is impossible for any organisation to provide the same level of public service when their numbers have been cut so drastically.“I am bringing this matter up in the Dáil by way of a motion to the Justice Minister at the earliest convenience; I have also secured a meeting with the Regional Commissioner of the Garda Siochána in order to discuss this matter. “It is imperative that every avenue be explored before any of these proposals are brought in, consultation is now essential with the community in order to hear their concerns. “I am again requesting the Garda Authorities, the Minister for Justice and the Government to increase Garda numbers in Donegal so that communities right across the county can be assured of a visible and strong Garda presence, in order to best protect our areas from the rising menace of crime and robbery in rural areas,” concluded Pat the Cope. ‘Garda numbers must be increased to protect from menace of rural crime’ – Pat the Cope was last modified: February 27th, 2018 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:donegal town garda stationPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

Raiders bound for exhibition game against Packers in Canada

first_imgAfter a protracted false start it was announced Wednesday that the Raiders will host the Green Bay Packers in a Week 3 exhibition game in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, Aug. 22.It will be the Raiders’ first-ever game in Canada. The 7 p.m. contest will be televised to the Bay Area on KTVU/FOX-2, and to Las Vegas on KVVU/FOX-5.Reports of a Raiders game in Canada spread during the NFL owners meetings in March. The venue then was said to be in Saskatchewan. But a radio journalist in Canada said …last_img read more

Top 5 After Effects Expressions for Better Designs

first_imgNew to using expressions in After Effects? These 5 AE expressions are a great start and will add power to your After Effects workflow.Expressions can seem really scary if you are new to After Effects. It took me a while to be comfortable with expressions to the point that I could write them on my own instead of copying from a Google search. They take time to learn, so have patience with them! There are many useful After Effects expressions that can automate processes and make your animations even better.According to motion designer and Premiumbeat blogger Sean Frangella, the following expressions are the top 5 to learn in After Effects. These provide a solid base for getting comfortable with AE expressions, but they only represent a small sample of what is possible. If you want to learn more about using expressions try checking out previous post:  How to Use Expressions in After EffectsFeel free to copy and paste these expressions into your own projects. Implement them into your AE workflow often and pretty soon you won’t need to copy them at all!In the following video tutorial, Sean Frangella shows us how to use all 5 of these expressions along with a few other great tips.This video was created by Sean Frangella. Along with having an awesome YouTube channel, Sean creates Cinema 4D tutorials here on the PremiumBeat blog. If you want to find some more insightful tutorials from Sean or chat with him, check out his facebook page.1. Wigglewiggle(1,15)The wiggle expression is by far the expression that I use the most in After Effects. Wiggle expressions do exactly what you might imagine, they wiggle an object across random values. This expression can be used to make your scene seem more organic and natural.The first number is the number of wiggles per second and the second number is the value of the wiggle. So, a position parameter with an expression of wiggle(2,30) will wiggle 2 times per second at up to 30 different expressions.2. Timetime*10The time expression is perfect for objects with perpetual motion. For example if you wanted to have an object rotate indefinitely you can simply add the word time as the rotation parameter and your object will rotate 1 degree for ever second. The time parameter also works with basic math equations, so if you wanted to have the previous object rotate 30 times faster, you can simply have the expression time*30.3. loopOut()loopOut()The loopOut() expression creates an infinite loop that will last forever. However, unlike the wiggle and time expression the loopOut() expression requires keyframes to be present. So if you had an object that rotates in a full circle in the span of 1 second you could add the loopOut() expression and the motion will be repeated forever.4. seedRandom()seedRandom(5)seedRandom() is just a hair more complicated than the previous keyframes, but it completely makes sense after you think about it for a few seconds.Random numbers aren’t completely random in After Effects. Sure, it may be called ‘random’, but in reality true random values cannot be achieved in javascript and subsequently After Effects. It’s for this reason that “random” numbers need to begin with some sort of base number. When After Effects draws this base number it uses the layer number that can be found on the far left side of the layer in the timeline. Each different iteration of “random” is called a seed so a random seed of 1 is different from a random seed of 2, but if you had similar wiggle expressions (i.e. wiggle(3,2)) with say a random seed of 5, they would actually wiggle in the exact same way.If you were to change a layer’s order in the timeline from slot 3 to slot 10 it’s random seed would change, thus your wiggle will now look completely different. This isn’t a huge problem, but sometimes a certain wiggle iteration looks absolutely perfect and you don’t want them to change if your project order changes. To fix this you can use the seedRandom() expression. This expression locks random seeds so that your expression doesn’t change if you add in new layers.5. Math.round()Math.round()Math.round() is an expression that rounds up decimal numbers to the nearest whole number. This is perfect for doing countdowns or numbers in the source text. Simply add your normal expression into the Math.round() expression parenthesis in your source text expression box and all your numbers will be rounded up.If you are really wanting to learn the ins-and-outs of expressions in After Effects, CodeAcademy offers an informative free JavaScript course that’s 100% free and worth checking out.Have any other expressions that you frequently use?Share in the comments below.last_img read more