Met Eireann say dry spell will end as rain forecasted for tomorrow

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Met Eireann say dry spell will end as rain forecasted for tomorrow By admin – April 23, 2015 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Google+ Met Eireann is warning that the current spell of good weather is coming to an end, and it’ll be much cooler by Saturday.Temperatures will plummet to as low as 9 degrees in some parts of the country.Forecaster Pat Clarke says people should make the most of the sun before the rain comes back tomorrow: Previous articleThere is a serious bed shortage at LGH – INMONext articleDonegal Deputy confirms test reports on Mica affected homes in Donegal are being reviewed admin Facebook Homepage BannerNews NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Curry plans to stay cool, out of foul trouble in Game 5

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – To showcase his deft shooting touch, Stephen Curry often launches the ball from 30 feet and beyond. Curry’s latest trick, however, addressed a weakness instead of highlighting a strength.In hopes that he does not hear a whistle seemingly every time he defends, Curry has tried to play with his hands behind his back.“I liked it. He can’t reach,” Warriors …last_img

Cathay’s growing A350 network heads Downunder

first_imgImage: Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific will add Melbourne to its growing Airbus A350 network when it brings its newest aircraft type Downunder from February 1.The use of the A350-900, outfitted with enhanced cabin product as well as wireless internet access, is part of a push by Cathay to increase capacity to Australia’s second biggest city by 15.7 per cent.The airline has been flying the new aircraft in South-East Asia and recently began services to London’s Gatwick Airport and Dusseldorf, in Germany. Other destinations already announced include Auckland, Vancouver, Paris and Rome. The new plane will operate one of Cathay’s three daily flights to Melbourne and will be joined on March 1 by the airline’s popular Boeing 777-300ER on a second daily flight. The bigger B777, which will operate as the daily CX178 flight, boosts the availability of premium seating with 40 seats in business and 32 in premium economy.The two aircraft replace smaller Airbus A330s and bring the number of weekly seats into and out of Melbourne to 12,914.The A350 will be deployed on the daily CX104 flight, which currently departs Melbourne at 1420 and arrives into Hong Kong at 2150, as well as return  CX105 flight. New features on the aircraft include new premium economy seats, high resolution touch video screens, better economy seats and well-designed enhancements to business class.htttp:// its composite competitor, the Boeing 787, the A350 has higher cabin pressure and greater humidity to make passengers feel fresher after long flights.Cathay Pacific general manager Southwest Pacific Nelson Chin said Cathay had grown its Melbourne operation to 21 flights a week over the 40 years it had been operating to the city. “It is really exciting to be introducing the Airbus A350 into Melbourne,’’ Chin said in a statement. “I know people are going to love the quieter, more comfortable inflight experience with larger windows, new seats and a spacious aesthetically-pleasing cabin with LED mood lighting. The introduction of the Boeing 777-300ER onto CX178, which departs daily at 2330, not only adds more business, premium economy and economy class seats, but it also provides better payload which will help facilitate cargo uplift.’’Cathay currently operates 74 passenger flights a week between Hong Kong and Australia, with over 23 years of continuous services to all six major Australian cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, and Perth.last_img read more

BPC plum ‘validation’ of hard work, says Slaughter

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coming off a devastating ACL injury that sidelined him for the better half of last year, all Greg Slaughter wanted was to return to form and help Ginebra get back to title contention.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But for the 6-foot-11 slotman, he’s just glad to see Cebuanos like the two of them making their mark in the league as he looks forward to facing off anew with the San Miguel center.“I know June Mar has five (BPC awards) now, but we’re still young in our careers. We got long ways to go in terms of our stay in the league and I think we can still win more of this in the years to come. But I know between the two of us, I got a lot of catching up to do.” he said.Still, Slaughter isn’t losing sight of his ultimate goal, which is to help Ginebra defend its title.“Of course, the goal will always be a championship and I’m motivated to help us win back-to-back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Slaughter wins 1st BPC; Durham is back-to-back Best Import LATEST STORIES Little did he know that all of his efforts will eventually bear fruit as he came back in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup stronger than ever, enough for him to win the Best Player of the Conference in the season-ending tourney.“It’s indeed a validation for all the hard work I put in,” he told the INQUIRER. “Coming back from the injury I’ve been in, I feel thankful to be in this position again and to receive awards like this is just indescribable. It’s always great to win your first.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSlaughter was stellar all conference long, leading the Gin Kings to a return trip to the Finals with his averages of 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, 1.69 assists, and 1.63 blocks.Bagging his first BPC trophy also brings back the talks of his rivalry with five-time BPC winner and three-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo to life. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:59Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals02:21Little people, big lives, bigger dreams01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Chile Wins First Copa America Cup

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares SANTIAGO, Chile — The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina.Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America final on July 4, finally winning its first major tournament.The result extended Argentina’s 22-year title drought, and Lionel Messi will continue to hear criticism for his lackluster play with the national team when it needs him the most.Bravo stopped Ever Banega’s low shot by diving to his left to make the save and, earlier, Gonzalo Higuain also missed for Argentina, sending his shot over the crossbar.The Chileans made all of their penalties, and captain Bravo lifted the nation’s first ever trophy in front of President Michelle Bachelet and nearly 50,000 Chileans who packed the Estadio Nacional, frantically waving Chile’s red, blue and white flags.The title rewarded the nation’s best generation of players after years of disappointments in the South American tournament and at World Cups. The victory secures Chile a spot in the Confederations Cup for the first time.“This is a dream, this team deserved a victory like this,” said midfielder Arturo Vidal, one of the leaders of this golden generation. “The Chilean people needed this triumph, needed something so beautiful as being crowned America’s champion.“Today it was an incredible step forward for us, this generation deserved it,” the Juventus midfielder said.Chile hadn’t made it to a final in 28 years, when it lost to Uruguay in the Copa America in Argentina. It finished runner-up four times, including at home in 1955. Its best result at a World Cup was a third-place finish at home in 1962, and last year it reached the round of 16, being eliminated by host Brazil on penalties.“We had to leave this negative history behind us,” said Barcelona goalkeeper Bravo, Chile’s most experienced player all-time with nearly 100 caps. “This is a privileged generation. We had to take advantage of it.”Argentina’s disappointment comes less than a year since the 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup final. Argentina lost consecutive Copa America finals to Brazil in 2004 and 2007, and in the 2011 tournament at home, Messi and his teammates didn’t make it past the quarterfinals.“We will just keep trying,” said Argentina coach Gerardo Martino, who four years ago lost the Copa America final while managing the Paraguayan national team. “We will keep trying with these same players that today are crying in the locker room.”The defeat came exactly 22 years after Argentina won its last title at the 1993 Copa America, when Messi was only a kid. Since then, it has failed in seven Copa Americas and six World Cups, with Messi playing in five of those tournaments.“We did everything we could but again it wasn’t meant to be,” said Javier Mascherano, Messi’s teammate at Barcelona. “It’s incredibly painful, and we know it’s only going to get harder from now on.”Messi struggled throughout the match and was never a factor, looking nothing like the star that he usually is with Barcelona.It was an even final from the start, with the teams creating few scoring chances. Chile controlled possession during most of the second half and came closer than Argentina to getting on the board.Sanchez had one of the game’s best opportunities in the 82nd, but his close-range shot missed wide.Argentina’s greatest chance came in the last play of regulation in a breakaway that started with Messi near midfield, but Higuain hit the outside of the net after a dangerous cross into the area.In extra time, it was Sanchez who almost scored in a counterattack after Mascherano misplayed a ball near midfield, but his right-footed shot missed the target.In the shootout, Matias Fernandez, Vidal and Charles Aranguiz all netted for Chile, while Messi scored Argentina’s lone goal in the team’s first attempt.Sanchez’s winner was a soft shot into the middle of the net as Argentina goalkeeper Romero dived to his left, igniting a frantic celebration by his teammates and the fans on the stands.(VICENTE L. PANETTA)last_img read more