Coach Sangiao’s sacrifices, hard work pave way for Team Lakay’s success

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clarkson, Hood help Cavaliers hand 76ers first home loss Sangiao had a promising mixed martial arts career going on a 7-2 start but he decided to hang up his gloves in 2010 to cultivate Benguet’s new breed of fighters.“When I see these belts, I know that my sacrifice was worth it and I feel that I’m also a champion,” said Sangiao in Filipino.Of the 11 world champion in ONE, four fighters are under Team Lakay and Sangiao was there to guide Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio to their respective titles.“I decided eight years ago and I’m a positive guy so I don’t regret my decision to retire and I’m very happy with it,” said Sangiao.Folayang said the stable’s success was borne out of the team members’ camaraderie with each other.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “This is unity, just like the Philippines if we all unite we will produce even more golds,” said Folayang (21-6). “We helped each other, and if we have the same vision we will excel in those areas.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Lakay now has four current ONE world champions after Eduard Folayang regained the lightweight title following a unanimous decision win over Singapore’s Amir Khan in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMark Sangiao’s ONE Championship dynasty is complete.With Eduard Folayang capturing his second ONE world lightweight belt, Benguet’s iconic Team Lakay now owns four of the promotion’s titles and it’s thanks in large part to the guidance of Sangiao, who had to give up his own mixed martial arts career for the benefit of his students.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ The 39-year-old Sangiao pioneered Team Lakay from a humble gym wherein wushu athletes trained to hone their skills to, arguably, the best stable in Asia.“Coach should also have a belt,” said Folayang in Filipino after he beat Singapore’s Amir Khan via unanimous decision at the Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We have a good team, a good coach, and brilliant people who support us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAlthough Folayang, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday, is just four years younger than Sangiao, but the way he calls his coach bears of utmost respect as if he’s talking to someone much older and wiser than him.Folayang could simply call Sangiao “Mark” but the way he addresses Team Lakay’s patriarch is borne out of the sacrifice the latter made for the stable. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 commentslast_img read more

The Expectation to Deliver without Support

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City releases Building permits for October, 40-unit apartment on the list

first_imgFor the month of October, the City of Fort St. John gave out 20 building permits.The value of these permits is $13.6 million and brings the yearly total to $151.9 million – up from $145.9 million last year.Altogether, the permits will add:eight for duplexes ($5.9 million)six for garage/renovation work ($51,000)four for single family dwellings ($1.7 million)one institutional ($35,000)and one for a multiple family dwelling ($5.8 million)- Advertisement -These building developments will add 60 housing units, adding for a total of 345 this year.40 of which are coming from an apartment building development. It also is the single most expensive permit on the list.Myron Dirks with Peace Enterprises Ltd, who is developing the project, told Energetic City the foundation work was completed yesterday, and carpenters are scheduled to begin the framework next week – on November 16th.Advertisement The grand opening of the building is slated for early summer 2016. The framework is expected to be completed by Christmas.He added that the units will be a mix of bachelor, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites with heated underground parking.“One of the features we have on the building is the SAFERhome guidelines, which is for a more accessible project,” said . “It takes some of the building concepts and makes it more adaptable.”SAFERhome Standards Society is based in Vancouver and promotes more accessible homes for all people.Advertisementlast_img read more

Focused Coutinho heals Liverpool rifts

first_img0Shares0000Philippe Coutinho bagged his fifth goal of the season in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Southampton © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 20 – Philippe Coutinho’s long-term future might lie away from Liverpool, but the Brazil star’s ability to focus on the present has helped heal the wounds from his flirtation with Barcelona.When Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Sevilla for a crucial Champions League clash on Tuesday, they will rely on Coutinho to lead their bid to get the win that would book their place in the last 16. For Coutinho to be at the centre of Liverpool’s season is a testament to the peace-making skills of Klopp and the forward’s refusal to let his failed attempt to force a move to Barcelona make him public enemy number one on Merseyside.Just two months ago, Coutinho’s relationship with his club and their fans was badly frayed after he handed in a transfer request while Barca tried to convince Liverpool to sell their prize asset with bids rising to over £100 million ($132 million).Liverpool’s American owners were adamant Coutinho wasn’t for sale at that late stage of the transfer window, prompting mutterings from the 25-year-old’s camp that he was angry with the decision.Klopp cleverly kept both his employers and the player happy toeing the company line without criticising Coutinho.When he finally returned to action after an injury-hit start to the season, Coutinho repaid his manager for his diplomacy.On a red-hot streak of late, Coutinho bagged his fifth goal of the season in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.It was Coutinho’s fifth strike in his last seven appearances, but the Brazil forward’s value to Liverpool is measured in more than just goals.When Coutinho first arrived at Anfield following his £8.5 million move from Inter Milan in 2013, he believed he was in danger of being pigeon-holed as solely a playmaker.Quickly adjusting to the unique demands of the frenetic Premier League, Coutinho realised it was important to work on the defensive side of his game.He also focused on developing a more nuanced understanding of how to thrive in a team structure rather than playing on instinct alone.– More rounded –“I have grown immensely since I’ve been here,” Coutinho told recently.“I have become stronger here in every way. Every year, I’ve felt like I’ve taken more on and become better, more complete and mentally prepared, not only with football but life in general.“I have never wanted to settle because I know that improvement is something that doesn’t stop.“There are always new things you can pick up and many ways to develop. I’m happy with how much I’ve grown, but I’m not finished yet.“When I arrived, I had only been seen or thought of as a playmaker.“But I’ve had the opportunity to work with top professionals, real quality players, and under good managers, which has helped me understand the responsibilities of different positions and what each one requires.“I am used to and confident now in many areas of the pitch and it has made me more rounded. I don’t just attack better, I defend better too.”Coutinho could eventually leave Anfield, most likely at the end of the season if Barca return with another mega-money offer.For now, with Egypt winger Mohamed Salah also in blistering form, Klopp can call on two transcendent talents in Seville as Liverpool face the toughest test of their group campaign.With Coutinho back in the groove, Liverpool — on a four-match winning streak — have the weapons to fight fire with fire.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘I hope Leeds don’t turn into a laughing stock’, says Supporters’ Club chairman

first_img Cellino Ray Fell fears Leeds United could become a laughing stock.In the wake of Darko Milanic’s sacking after just 32 days yesterday, the chairman of the Leeds United supporters’ club has voiced his concerns to talkSPORT.Milanic took charge of just six games during his tenure, failing to win a single match, and becomes the third manager to be relieved of his duties this season as Massimo Cellino’s cut-throat reputation grows.And Fell told the Weekend Sports Breakfast he hopes Cellino’s reputation for firing and hiring doesn’t become the norm at Elland Road.Fell said: “He has come with a record of 36 managers in 22 years. It’s a hell of a record and we are sincerely hoping this isn’t going to start happening at Leeds.”Milanic lost his job following his side’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.On the defeat Fell said: “I think a lot of fans left the ground trying to work out what happened on the pitch. For 45 minutes we looked like the Championship type team, then for the next 45 we looked like traffic wardens directing them to the goal.”It is not all doom and gloom at Elland Road, however, as Fell feels the Yorkshire club has the strongest squad in some time and feels the right coach could get the best out of the team.He added: “I honestly believe we have a better squad now than we have had for some years. In periods it’s showing and it’s coming together, but we can’t seem to get two halves out the team and that’s down to the coach.”Neil Redfearn will take temporary charge of the club for the second time following Milanic’s departure. 1last_img read more

Shooting victim suspected in slaying

first_imgSalinas will be arraigned after he is released from the hospital, said MacArthur. Michael Jaimez, 26, also has been charged in this slaying. He was arrested Feb. 23, after he led Los Angeles police officers on a pursuit on the Long Beach (710) Freeway from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. As the suspect fled police, two guns were tossed out of the car, said LAPD Officer Mark Phillips. Originally, police had tried to pull over the car on a routine traffic stop, Phillips said. Jaimez is scheduled to appear in Whittier Court on April 18 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. A third suspect in the August shooting, Deanne Ariza, 22, of Santa Fe Springs was released from jail on March 10. Ariza is charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact, and is suspected of driving Jaimez and Salinas to and from the 7-Eleven store. Ariza was released after pleading no contest to the charge, and is scheduled to be sentenced in Norwalk Court on Jan. 10. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A 20-year-old Santa Fe Springs man, who was wounded Monday in a possible gang-related shooting, is himself accused of killing another man on Aug. 25 in Pico Rivera.Michael Salinas has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of Aron Adagio, 30, outside a Pico Rivera 7-Eleven, said authorities. Detectives said that Adagio, a videographer from Downey, and two friends stopped at the store early that morning to buy beer. Adagio was shot in the head outside the store, and the gunman fired shots at the victim’s friends as they fled, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detective Sgt. Alex MacArthur. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe motive for the slaying is unknown, said MacArthur. A day after the killing, Salinas was arrested with the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting. He was held in custody for parole violation but was released several months ago because there was not enough evidence to charge him with murder, said MacArthur. “The case wasn’t strong enough to file,” said MacArthur. “Since then, we’ve obtained further information relating to him.” On Monday, Salinas was shot in the legs and arms while he was standing in front of Jim’s Burgers in Pico Rivera. Detectives allege the shooting was gang-related but haven’t made any arrests. last_img read more


first_imgThief: Byrne. Pic copyright Northwest News PicsA ‘cunning’ thief who stole so much cash from the Donegal Animal Hospital it almost led to its closure has been fined €4,000 and jailed for 21 months, suspended for two years.And the Letterkenny St Vincent de Paul is €4,064 better off after the victim of the swindle refused to accept the thief’s compensation, insisting it went to the charity instead. Conor Byrne, 23, managed to by-pass the “world class” till system at the Animal Hospital in Lurgybrack, Letterkenny, Co Donegal between May, 2009 and December 2010.Byrne, 23, was ‘editing transactions’ so it appeared that the takings at the practice were never out.And although he faced 77 charges in relation to thefts totalling €4,064, the owner of the practice Gerard Roarty told Judge Paul Kelly that many multiples of that amount had gone missing.During an emotional victim impact testimony at Letterkenny District Court, Mr Roarty said that profits at his veterinary practice had risen 1,000% the year after Byrne was caught and they’d been able to expand services to Gaoth Dobhair and Stranorlar.He said he had six children and his brother five children – and they had numerous staff who relied on the business.All of that had been jeopardised, he said, as money drained away from the business without anyone knowing why.When suspicions arose, they were forced to begin searching other vets and farmers who were using the practice, believing medicines were being stolen. This had caused everyone huge anxiety, he said.Some of the animal medicines were “lethal” and he was concerned they were getting into the wrong hands.“Only for the excellent detective work of Garda Greg Regan we may never have gotten to the bottom of it,” said Mr Roarty.Garda Regan had contacted VetSCOPE who operated the tilling system – which Mr Roarty said was “world class and supposedly impossible to crack” – at the hospital and Byrne, of Drumdoit, Castlefin, was interviewed.He made a full admission when confronted about the thefts which amounted to €4,064.48.Byrne’s solicitor Pat Fahey that his client had suffered a brain tumour and was hard of hearing.He said that greed had got the better of him and the more he got away with the thefts, the more he carried on.He said he was now a student at Sheffield University studying Radiotherapy and one of the reasons for that choice of subject was because he had suffered a tumour.Mr Roarty said he did not believe the payment of compensation was sufficient for the thefts which had taken place and the trauma caused to a large number of people.However Judge Kelly said he could only deal with the 77 charges in front of him and the €4,064 involved and that Byrne had cooperated fully with the probation service and had realised the impact of his crimes.Looking towards Gardaí, Judge Kelly said however he was “surprised at the direction of the Director of Public Prosecutions” that the case was being heard at the District Court and not the Circuit Court.He said Byrne’s first theft in May 2009 may have been opportunistic, but all the thefts after that through until December 2010 had been premeditated and cunning.He fined Byrne €1,000 on four of the charges, ordering him to pay the €4,000 within six months.He also gave him concurrent suspended sentences totalling 21 months, suspended for two years, on two other charges, with the rest of the offences taken into consideration.The court then heard that Mr Roarty was refusing to accept €4,064 by way of compensation from Byrne with Mr Fahey suggesting the money could go to animal charities.However Judge Kelly said Mr Roarty should take the decision and the victim asked that the money go to Letterkenny St Vincent de Paul.“That is very generous of you Mr Roarty,” Judge Kelly told him.€4,000 FINES AND SUSPENDED PRISON TERM FOR THIEF WHO ‘AMOST DESTROYED’ ANIMAL HOSPITAL was last modified: July 19th, 2014 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:Conor ByrneDonegal Animal Hospitaltheftvetlast_img read more


first_imgTwo Donegal rugby players will line out for the Irish Women’s Rugby team vital Six Nations game against Italy today.Nora Stapleton from Fahan and Larissa Muldoon from Ballybofey will play pivotal roles as Ireland go in search of a Grand Slam.The team beat France last weekend having already beaten England, Scotland and Wales in earlier games. The game from Milan is being broadcast live by RTE Two with coverage starting at 1.45pm.Do us proud ladies! DONEGAL RUGBY STARS HOPING FOR GRAND SLAM HISTORY TODAY was last modified: March 16th, 2013 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:Grand SlamIrish Ladies TeamLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBYlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Under 14 Schoolboy team took on Glasgow Celtic at the Foyle Cup.The Donegal boys did well and came with a more than deserved 1-1 draw.Photographer Gary Foy was there to capture all the action. Donegal Schoolboys Under-14 team captain Shane Blaney shields the ball from a Glasgow Celtic player during the match between the sides at the 2013 Foyle Cup in Derry. Pic.: Gary FoyConor Gavigan times his tackle to perfection against Celtic. Pic.: Gary FoyDonegal Schoolboys Under 14 team who drew with Glasgow Celtic in the group stages of the 2013 Foyle Cup in a match played on Wednesday at the Brandywell Showgrounds. Pic.: Gary Foy Conor Gormley makes a well timed interception during the match between Donegal Schoolboys and Glasgow Celtic in the Foyle Cup 2013. Pic.: Gary Foy Donegal Schoolboy’s Jack Keeney competes for the ball with a Celtic midfielder. Pic.: Gary Foy Donegal Schoolboy’s Under 14 team captain Shane Blaney in control against Glasgow Celtic. Pic.: Gary Foy  Sean Mc Bride of Donegal Schoolboys is congratulated by team-mates after equalising against Glasgow Celtic at the 2013 Foyle Cup. Pic.: Gary Foy DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS PUT IT UP TO CELTIC – PIC SPECIAL! was last modified: July 25th, 2013 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 SchoolboysFoyle CupGlasgow Celticlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Under 17’s won the McGuigan Cup after defeating Monaghan in the semi final 5-11 to 0-02 and defeating Tyrone in the final 3-09 to 0-03.The score at half time in the final was 0-02 to 0-01 to Donegal. Donegal under the management of Shaun Paul Barrett, Neilly Byrne, Darren Nash and Luke Barrett. Donegal captains Kane Barrett and Dáire Ó Baoill accepted the cup from Joe McGuigan. GAA NEWS: DONEGAL U17s CELEBRATE McGUIGAN CUP SUCCESS was last modified: August 24th, 2014 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:donegalMcGuigan CupU17slast_img