Ancajas leaves for Texas fight vs Gonzales

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Bayron, three foreigners share Pradera lead FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoJerwin Ancajas will still train Thursday before taking the night flight bound for Los Angeles.“Time is of the essence,” Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer told the Inquirer Wednesday. “Jerwin is ready to rumble.”ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas will dangle his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown for the fourth time against Mexican Israel Gonzales on Feb. 3 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.Jimenez said they will have light training, but no more sparring, in LA before leaving for Texas on Jan. 28.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Jerwin has sparred over 90 rounds and that’s enough,” added Jimenez, who supervised Ancajas’ training camp at their Survival Gym in Magallanes, Cavite.Even Ancajas’ weight is well under control, according to Jimenez, who bared that the 26-year-old pride of Panabo City checked in at 121 pounds after Wednesday’s training session. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 “Hopefully, he’ll hit 118 before our departure,” added Jimenez. “We’ll only do light training in the United States, just to let the sweat out.”Though Ancajas (28-1-1 with 19 knockouts) is tagged the favorite against Gonzalez (21-1, 8 KOs), Jimenez said they’re not lowering their guards and have covered all bases to ensure victory.Finally able to secure tapes of Gonzalez’s fights, Jimenez said they know what to do on fight night.Ancajas hopes to impress in his American debut, also his first fight under Bob Arum’s Top Rank.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Myles Turner, Pacers beat up well-worn Wizards

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bryant said fatigue was a pretty big factor.“We had some open looks at the beginning of the second half that just didn’t fall for us and a little fatigue set it,” he said. “But I felt we pushed through.”Turner was 3-of-10 shooting in the first half, but finished 8 of 17.“In the second half, he starting knocking down shots and rotating the ball,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “That’s the read he and (Sabonis) have to make.”Indiana stretched its seven-point halftime lead to 84-64 in the third quarter. The Wizards were 8-of-30 shooting in the period.“Our defense towards the end of the third quarter, we locked down and we got three or four stops in a row,” Turner said.The Wizards had 13 first-half turnovers, eight more than the Pacers.The Wizards finished with 22 turnovers while the Pacers had 17, including nine in fourth quarter.“We are still turning the ball over too many times,” McMillan said. “We just got careless in the fourth quarter. You have to play the game for 48 minutes.”Turnovers frustrated Wizards coach Scott Brooks as well. Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) works the ball toward the basket against the defense of Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS — Even well-rested opponents haven’t had much chance against Myles Turner recently.The night after a marathon victory, the Washington Wizards didn’t have the legs to keep up.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “When you play against a good team, you have to take care of the ball, especially on the road,” Brooks said. “They scored 25 points off of our turnovers. We haven’t played well on the road.”TIP-INSWizards: John Wall played after missing Saturday night’s game against Phoenix with flu-like symptoms. Wall had seven points on 1-of-7 shooting … Washington has lost seven of nine to fall to 13-21. … After registering his first career triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, leading scorer Bradley Beal had a quiet night with a season-low seven points.Pacers: Darren Collison, Aaron Holiday and Oladipo each scored 12 points and Thaddeus Young had 10. … Tyreke Evans missed his second consecutive game with a bruised right knee. … Pacers are the only team in 2018 not to lose more than two games in a row.GIVING SPIRITOladipo gifted the Kia car he won as the 2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player to a domestic violence survivor who works with the Julian Center, an Indianapolis organization supporting domestic violence survivors.UP NEXTWizards: Concludes two-game trip at Detroit on Wednesday night.Pacers: Will look to extend its winning streak to three at Atlanta on Wednesday. Turner had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat sluggish Washington 105-89 on Sunday.The Wizards were coming off a triple-overtime win over Phoenix in Washington the previous night. They shot a season-low 36.8 percent.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 Chriss“We knew they were fatigued, but it’s an NBA team, so they’re going to go out there and give us their best shot,” Turner said.Turner has a double-double in four straight games after never stringing together more than two straight in his career. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES MOST READ “He’s been playing well on both ends of the floor,” guard Victor Oladipo said. “Defensively, he’s been amazing for us.”Turner said he is being more aggressive on his rebounding.“Just going to go get the ball as opposed to just kind of waiting for it to come to me,” he said. “I think that’s the big difference.”The Pacers had seven players in double-figure scoring. Domantas Sabonis came off the bench to contribute 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 13 of his 14 points in the first half.Markieff Morris led the Wizards with 16 points off the bench. Thomas Bryant added 11 points, hitting 3 of 6 shots a night after making all 14 attempts.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ravenas, Baser Amer dish holiday assist to the poor on Christmas Eve Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Woman, 32, Assaulted in Acheke

first_imgWelekemah Barclay, 32, a mother of two, who resides in Pipeline Community in Paynesville, was violently assaulted by two men who claimed she was a rogue. The incident took place on Wednesday, March 16 at Acheke Community, her brother Yarkpai Keller told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday.He said Ms. Barclay suffered deep bruises on her body, and indicated that his sister, who was not a rogue as the men claimed, was tortured severely leaving her right arm dislocated from its joint.Mr. Keller explained further that his sister’s left leg was hit so badly that it was broken in two places when she was finally found by the family. He explained: “My sister suffers from Open-Mole and her husband was carrying her to a church on Duport Road that day.“On the way in her husband’s vehicle she complained that she felt insecure going to the church alone without her mother. So the husband decided to turn around and return to the house for her mother and therefore he stopped the vehicle.“It was at that moment that she got down from the car and ran away. She disappeared in Acheke Community and every effort to find her was fruitless.”He said his sister was found the next day, which was Thursday morning, March 17, after the family mounted searches in the community.“During the search, her elder sister Mrs. Oretha Momo, saw a group of people at a particular location and when she went closer, she found that it was her sister that we had been looking for with bruises and blood on her,” Mr. Keller said. Meanwhile the case was reported to Zone Nine Police Depot 3 on Pipeline Road. He said that of the two men who assaulted his sister, one was arrested and the other, a PSU officer, is still at large.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bingo Spartans, St Joseph dominate overseas competition

first_imgHistory was made in the hockey world over the past weekend when two Guyanese Under-16 teams attended their first ever international tournament and produced the performances of their lifetime to return home with gold medals. Paragon Hockey Club’s 4th Youth Indoor Tournament was staged in Trinidad and Tobago. It proved a difficult challenge for the Guyanese players, who not only had to overcome several other teams, but had to attain this feat on their opponent’s home turf. The team’s successes can be attributed to the successful junior hockey program and competitions staged over the past two years by the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB).On the male side, Guyana was represented well by the St Joseph Boys and North Ruimveldt Multilateral (NRMS). Bothe teams surged through their pool matches; however, the St Joseph team met a hurdle when they were pitted against the Diego Secondary. It was a rather close encounter, with the Guyanese team losing 1-2. Despite this, their luck struck when Diego lost a group match to Futuristiks, affording St. Joseph a spot in the semifinal. St, Josephs would defeat the NRMS, also of Guyana, in their semi-final to set up a repeat match against Diego, who edged past Futuristiks in the other semi-final.The St Joseph boys were up for the challenge in the entertaining final, as they managed to reverse their fortunes against Diego with a 4-2 victory to lift the trophy. Tournament leading scorer Warren Williams, was on fire for St Joseph as he chalked up a pair of goals in the final, with Nandalall Persaud and Louis Adams scoring one each.Given the final result and their excellent play throughout, St Joseph secured several individual awards at the final presentation, with Warren Williams receiving the Most Goals Award for Under 16, Paul DeAndrade receiving the Best Goalkeeper Award for under-21, and both Paul DeAndrade and Nandalall Persaud being named to the All Star selection.The North Ruimveldt Multilateral appeared to be the youngest team in the competition, but managed to finish in a creditable fourth position.On the female side of things, the GCC Bingo Spartans were even more dominant in the Girls Under-16 competition after they blazed through their pool stage, settling for a draw in just one encounter with a combined school team which was fittingly named ‘Combined’.With COMBINED defeating the Magnolias in their semi-final, they would have a third crack at the Spartans in the Girls Under-16 final. The COMBINED goalkeeper put on a fantastic performance in the final, and made the Spartans sweat to earn their opener minutes into the second half through a penalty corner shot from tournament top scorer Sarah Klautky.While COMBINED had their chances, the Spartans earned several penalty corners in the second half, which were well defended by COMBINED to keep the score at 1-0. The final buzzer would leave the Spartans celebrating their undefeated run to the title.At the presentations, the Spartans carted off four individual awards, with Madison Fernandes securing the Most Valuable Player, Sarah Klautky receiving the Most Goals award, Jessica Mittelholzer the Best Goalkeeper, having conceded no goals; and Makeda Harding being named to the All-Star Team for defenders.last_img read more

Fort St. John and Dawson Creek recognized for best architectural buildings

first_imgThe Calvin Kruk Centre for The Arts, originally a post office in 1957, has now been “repurposed into a modern, bright, airy community centre complete with a state-of-the-art theatre, 5 dance studios, 8 music rooms, pottery room, quilt room, visual arts studio, 3 meeting rooms, a quaint café, and a year-round group daycare centre.”The glass walls and multiple windows is of particular interest for this building, which allows natural light to “flood the main and second floor lobbies and filter into the lower level.”This 5 year construction project is anticipated to open on September 8th of this year.Click here to vote for your favourite building before the polls are closed.Advertisement In Fort St. John, our historical Police Barracks and Jail, now resting in the North Peace Museum, made it on the list, describes as “the oldest building in Fort St. John.”It was originally build on the flats on the Peace River, housing bedrooms, offices, cooking quarters, and a jail.At this point in 1910, the police served as a primary government agency, signing birth, death, and marriage registration.- Advertisement -This was also the building where residents would register their traplines, homesteads, and mining claims.On the Dawson Creek front, the Art Gallery and Calvin Kruk Centre for The Arts are the two among this list of best architectural design.The Dawson Creek Art Gallery, recognized for the 1948 prairie grain elevator, is described as “one of the iconic symbols of Dawson Creek’s agricultural heritage,” and was later opened as an art gallery in 1983.Advertisementlast_img read more

Space shuttle Discovery hits orbit on complex station mission

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven thundered into orbit Tuesday, setting off on the most challenging space station construction mission yet, one that will pave the way for the arrival of two science labs in a few months. NASA pulled off the on-time launch – the third one in a row – after determining that a small patch of ice on fuel-tank plumbing posed no danger. Indeed, most if not all of the ice harmlessly shook loose when the booster rockets and engines ignited. The rain clouds that had been forecast for days stayed away for the late morning launch. “We got lucky today. We could have just as easily gotten unlucky,” said launch director Mike Leinbach. “But, as I tell my team, there’s nothing wrong every now and then with a little good luck.” In a historic coincidence, both the shuttle and station have women at the helm. Retired Air Force Col. Pamela Melroy is only the second woman to command a shuttle, and biochemist Peggy Whitson is the first female skipper of a space station. Whitson and Clay Anderson watched Discovery’s launch live on a station computer. Anderson, who will return to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month expedition, shook a white towel and did a complete back flip once the shuttle reached orbit. At least six pieces of foam insulation came off Discovery’s fuel tank during liftoff, but because that occurred after the crucial first two minutes, the debris posed no risk to the shuttle. “It’s preliminary only, but it did look like a clean ascent,” Mission Control informed Melroy. NASA has paid extra attention to launch debris ever since the 2003 Columbia disaster. A hole in the wing brought down Columbia, the result of a strike by a slab of fuel-tank foam. A much smaller piece of foam broke off a bracket on the fuel tank during the previous launch, in August, possibly along with some ice, and gouged Endeavour’s belly. More changes were made to Discovery’s fuel tank to prevent dangerous ice buildup from the super-cold propellants. Melroy and her crew will use a laser-tipped inspection boom today to check Discovery’s vulnerable wings and nose, standard procedure since the Columbia accident.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.With Discovery safely in orbit, NASA looked ahead to all the work awaiting the astronauts once they arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday. It is considered the most complicated mission in the nine years of station assembly in orbit. During their 1 -week station visit, the astronauts must install a live-in compartment that they’re bringing along, relocate a giant girder and set of solar wings, extend those solar wings and radiators, and test a thermal tile repair kit. In all, five spacewalks are planned, which will be the most ever conducted while a shuttle is docked at the station. The three space station residents face even more construction chores after the shuttle leaves, each one of them critical. NASA’s space operations chief, Bill Gerstenmaier, said the two crews face a tremendous series of challenges, but noted, “I can’t think of a better start to this mission than what we got today.” last_img read more

Allen Yang: NBA should take a cue from the supreme court

first_imgConsistency and openness are not hallmarks of the NBAs officials, on and off the court. Last week, Kobe Bryant was handed a two gamesuspension for elbowing Mike Miller in the throat. The league deemed it was unnecessary and excessivecontact. To judge Bryant’s actions, you need a point of areference for comparison. Calling it a cheap shot,or defending it as basic NBA basketball – as Bryantdid – are arguments that dont get to the heart ofwhether the punishment met the crime. You can’t justconsider Bryant’s suspension independently – its arelative issue. In law, its called precedent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Unfortunately, the league hasn’t been the best atestablishing a precedent. Do you remember when KarlMalone bashed in Steve Nashs teeth with a flyingelbow? Do you remember what his suspension was? Ididnt. I had to look it up. Malone got a one game suspension for his infraction. Huh? Nash loses his teeth, and Malone loses one gamefor it? Maybe it was Bryant’s less than remorseful post-gamecomments that got him the extra game. Or was it thepremeditated nature of the act? If these were factors,they were never stated by the NBA in its ruling. I’m starting to think that the league should have afull explanation of their reasoning for eachsuspension, explicitly listing each factor and how itinfluenced their final decision. Maybe even throw ina dissenting opinion, for kicks. Just like the SupremeCourt. The Supreme Basketball Court. How can the players know what is expected of them whenthe suspensions come down as if from some deity, withlittle explanation and justification? If players knew exactly what they had done wrong, andthe consequences for those actions, they could adjusttheir behavior accordingly. When Bryant was asked what he would do differently, hereplied, “I’d just hit him a little softer.” But how would he know if that would at all change thelength of his suspension? He wouldn’t. Coaches and players often complain that the gamereferees dont always have to be correct, they justhave to be consistent. The same standard should beheld for those who decide the suspensions. Was the suspension appropriate, too harsh or toolight? The answer is: we dont know, because of theinconsistency and hidden logic behind the leaguesdecisions.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

FAMILY CRACKING UP AFTER BEING FORCED TO MOVE OUT OF ‘WEETABIX’ HOME

first_imgDamien Mc Cauley demonstrates how weak the blocks are from his house built in 2006 . All of the outer walls have to be replace at his family home, and his family had to move out. Photo Brian McDaidA young family have been left €30,000 out of pocket after discovering their home was made out of ‘weetabix’ cement blocks.The McCauley family moved into their dream home on the outskirts of Letterkenny in 2006.But a couple of years later they began to notice cracks up the side of the house. Damien Mc Cauley demonstrates how weak the blocks are from his house built in 2006 . all the out wall have to be replace at his family home, and his family had yo be moved out. Photo Brian McDaidIt got so bad in recent weeks that the family have been forced to move into rented accommodation.Now Damian McCauley and his family have been forced to remove the entire outer shell of his house, as well as footpaths and insulation.Damian, 33, said he has been told by engineers that his blocks have about the same strength as ‘weetabix.’“They are just crumbling in my hand. It’s unbelievable. They are just like Weetabix. “I have been forced to take down the entire outer shell because we feared the entire walls would come in on top of us,” he said.The family moved out of their five bedroom, 2,900 sq ft home at Woodlands overlooking Lough Swilly three weeks ago when it got too much for them.“My wife couldn’t sleep at night and she was constantly crying because she was afraid the walls were going to come down. That’s how serious it was.“My children, who are aged 5 and 2, were also terrified.“I’m involved in contracting so I decided the only thing I could do was to rip the entire outer shell down, suck out the pumped insulation and start again with tested blocks. “That’s what I am doing now to give my family some peace of mind and to save my house.“It will cost at least €30,000 to do that but if it means getting my house back and keeping my family safe, then that’s why I have to do,” he said.Damian said he is now considering pursuing the block supplier through the courts.And Damian isn’t the only person who has been affected by the bogus blocks. A group of more than 60 householders who are suffering similar problems have set up a campaign group called the Mica Action Group.The group aim to raise awareness of the problem across Donegal.Damian estimates that the problem of the defective blocks is much greater than many householders know.“I suspect that hundreds if not thousands of householders are affected by these defective blocks.“We want to raise awareness of this problem and to build a strong voice so we can approach the Government we our campaign and seek some kind of redress,” he said.The Mica Action Group can be contacted by emailing micaactiongroup@outlook.ieFAMILY CRACKING UP AFTER BEING FORCED TO MOVE OUT OF ‘WEETABIX’ HOME was last modified: September 25th, 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:blocksbuilderDamian McCauleydonegalGovernmenthouseletterkennyWoodlandslast_img read more

Danny Murphy blasts Fulham hierarchy: ‘They don’t know what they’re doing’

first_img REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 4 4 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF REVEALED Murphy made 200 appearances for Fulham Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Fulham hold the league’s worst defensive record by some distance, conceding 25 goals in their opening nine games.The Whites were praised for their attractive brand of football in the Championship last season and manager Slavisa Jokanovic continues to persist with his team’s expansive approach.But Murphy argues these tactics are ‘insane’ and urges Fulham to tighten up defensively.“He’s playing the same way he did in the Championship: open, expansive, going after teams,” Murphy added. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “What Jokanovic has done needs reiterating,” he said.“On a limited budget, he got out of the Championship by playing superb football and by organising a team to win games the right way and the fans loved it.“We can’t dismiss that just because they’re having a bad time in the early stages of the Premier League, then jump on him and say he should go, because I don’t think he should.” no dice Fulham slumped to defeat at Cardiff on Saturday Jokanovic refuses to alter his philosophy Danny Murphy has blasted Fulham’s hierarchy, claiming the people in charge of recruitment have no idea what they’re doing.The Whites, who spent nearly £100m during the summer transfer window, slipped into the Premier League’s bottom three over the weekend after a humbling 4-2 defeat to fellow strugglers Cardiff. Fulham signed 12 new players after earning promotion to the top flight, including Andre Schurrle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jean Michael Seri.Murphy questions the quality of his former club’s summer additions, arguing they failed to acquire vital Premier League experience.“Their recruitment needs a big, big question mark over it,” Murphy told talkSPORT.“Recruitment is everything. You can get good players from abroad, but don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Who’s doing the recruitment? Think about what you need. “Defensively, they’re all over the place and unfortunately, in the Premier League, you’re looking at top quality forwards. Every team has got someone who can hurt you.“They’ve got to be more pragmatic and choose the games where they become expansive.“The definition of insanity is: you keep repeating the same behaviour and expect a different result. It is insanity to keep playing that way.”Reports on Monday suggest Jokanovic has just two games to save his job, and despite his criticism, Murphy stresses how well the Serb has done at Fulham. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow MONEY RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Andre Anguissa and Jean Michael Seri were both signed from Ligue 1 “That Fulham squad that came up last year – hardly any of their players ever played in the Premier League. So what’s your first thing, as a layman? Get some Premier League experience to help these lads.“They put people in charge of recruitment who don’t know. I see some of the players on the pitch and I think, honestly, who is watching these players? What criteria is being used? They can’t be over a certain age because they’ve got to have ‘sell-on’, what a load of nonsense, because you make money from players keeping the club in the Premier League.“£100m has not been well spent.”last_img read more

EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL UPDATE: SEE THE WORLD THROUGH A CHINESE TAKEAWAY

first_imgThe Actors Touring Company and Drum Theatre Plymouth in association with Earagail Arts Festival & Clonmel Junction Festival brings you The Golden Dragon.The English language version of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s delightfully surprising play about globalization comes to An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny from July 10 to 12.In the kitchen of the Golden Dragon restaurant and takeaway, a crisis is unfolding. While the customers concentrate on making their choices from the extensive menu, behind the scenes where the food is prepared, a young Chinese kitchen-hand is experiencing agonising tooth ache. Going to the dentist is out of the question, because the boy is an illegal immigrant; someone who, because he is not seen, simply doesn’t exist. Not to the authorities, and not to those who use the restaurant, he never sees beyond the numbered dishes.The first thing you will notice in this production of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s play is though it is set in and around a Chinese restaurant, there are no Asian actors involved. But then this is a production, in which the old play the young, and one species plays another, and gender is entirely fluid, too.Over 90 minutes, the play acts like a busy spider weaving a web of connections that spread right across the globe.This is a world where a beautiful giant cricket is exploited by an ant, a tooth lands in a bowl of soup, a dead boy is carried thousands of miles home on a river, and the bustle of everyday life disguises darker truths that only gradually start to be reflected back to us through the action. The beauty of the piece, and Ramin Gray’s production, is that it reveals itself quietly and gradually. If you would like more information on all the great theatre offerings during this year’s Earagail Arts Festival, get your copy of the festival brochure or log onto www.eaf.ie.Follow the festival on donegaldaily.com EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL UPDATE: SEE THE WORLD THROUGH A CHINESE TAKEAWAY was last modified: July 5th, 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:EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL UPDATE: SEE THE WORLD THROUGH A CHINESE TAKEAWAYlast_img read more