Lokeren files for bankruptcy

first_imgThe Belgian football league announced on Monday that Sporting Lokeren in the third division will no longer be part of the professional competitionl after the Termonde Commercial Court (Northwest) declare bankruptcy of the team and the club announced that it will not appeal the decision.“The decision of the commercial court means that, according to the statutes, Sporting Lokeren is no longer part of the Pro League and will not contest the (third category) 1B next season, “the Belgian league said in a statement.The club president had previously announced on Facebook that the team had failed to find a way to alleviate Sporting Lokeren’s 5 million debt., founded in 1970 after the merger of Standaard and Racing Lokeren. “To my deep regret and great sadness, I must announce that, despite all our efforts, we have not been able to find the necessary investors in time to satisfy the maturities,” its president, Louis De Vries, wrote on the club’s Facebook page.The club has not paid its salaries to employees and players, who stopped working on February 28 due to the stoppage of competitions due to the coronavirus, in the same way that some suppliers’ invoices had not been paid, the newspaper “Dernière Heure” noted.Sporting Lokeren twice won the Belgian Cup (2012 and 2014) and had played in the Europa League on several occasions.The club lost the first category of Belgian football in 1993, regained it three years later, and dropped again in 2016, Prelude to the fall to the third category in 2019 and the current bankruptcy.last_img read more

Ceres stuns Brisbane, sustains historic Champions League run

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith another brave and clinical performance on enemy ground, Philippines Football League champion Ceres Negros pulled off one of the biggest upsets in AFC Champions League history, while boosting the country’s footballing reputation anew. By stunning Brisbane Roar, 3-2, last Tuesday night in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying round at Queensland Sport And Athletic Stadium, the Busmen became the first Philippine club to surpass the second round of the continent’s top-tier club competition and set up a duel with Chinese powerhouse Tianjin Quanjian. ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bucks hope firing Kidd sparks club with expectations rising MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Struggling to gain foothold with sponsors and fans, club football in the country found a worthy representative in the Busmen, whose meteoric rise has put the spotlight on Philippine football again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew And for awhile, Brisbane was in control with former Italian international Massimo Maccarone putting the hosts in front with a close range finish in the 35th minute. But for a team that bucked odds in the AFC Cup last season, Ceres came up with a trademark response that put the hosts on its heels.The Busmen got a deserved equalizer through Maranon just two minutes before halftime. Maranon then combined with Mike Ott in the 65th minute, before curling home from just inside the box. Nazari tapped home from a scramble with 15 minutes remaining as Ceres weathered a late surge by Brisbane that included a goal from Franjic in the 87th minute.Ceres’ victory augurs well to what has been a difficult time for club football in the country following the pullout of two clubs from the PFL – Meralco Manila and Ilocos United – in the past two weeks of the month. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Another upset over Tianjin, a club that boasts of Brazilian star Alexander Pato and Belgian national team standout Axel Witsel, will send the Bacolod-based club in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in history.Given little chance against the formidable Roar, the Busmen got two goals from Spanish attacker Bienvenido Maranon, before Filipino-Iranian midfielder Omid Nazari scored what turned out to be the decisive goal late in the second half. 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 folkBrisbane finished third in the tough A-League, which is considered one of the best league’s in the AFC, and boasted of three players with World Cup experience in Greek defender Avram Papadopulous and Australians Ivan Franjic and Brett Holman. Roar also bundled out former league champion Global Cebu, 6-0, in the same stage last season. last_img read more

In crucial match for both sides, Phoenix catches Globalport napping on defense

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We just got to put this behind us, we got to have a short term memory of the game,” said White who led the Batang Pier with 24 points and six rebounds. “They [the Fuel Masters] needed to get this win, we also needed this win but they jumped out on us.”“We couldn’t that push we need,” added White. “Hats off to them, they played hard, they played tough, and they deserved to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix Fuel Masters vs GlobalPort Batang Pier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs just around the corner, one slipup could mean the difference between making it and watching it.Teams at the top of the standings are still unsure of their predicaments, and those at the middle of the ladder have it worse.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And Globalport is one of those teams whose quarterfinals future is as blurry as pier water.The Batang Pier dropped to 4-5 after losing horribly to Phoenix, 135-108, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum and they lost a vital chance of strengthening their bid for a quarterfinals spot as they still remain at the middle of the table.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 crownREAD: PBA: Phoenix makes case for quarterfinals spot, sinks Globalport “Phoenix had to win to stay alive, those guys came out playing ready with their backs against the wall,” said forward Sean Anthony who had 15 points and seven boards. “We came in and we weren’t ready for that so now our backs are against the wall.” 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 South African who lost his legs fulfills football dream Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ The Fuel Masters exploited the Batang Pier’s porous defense scoring on a 55.2 percent clip, 48-of-87, including 13-of-32 from deep.Phoenix also capitalized on Globalport’s 19 turnovers scoring on 33 points off the Batang Pier’s miscues.“It’s all our fault, it’s Globalport’s fault, we played terrible defense and terrible help defense,” said big man Kelly Nabong who finished with five rebounds and five assists. “We didn’t challenge shots that much, they made some pretty great shots and there’s nothing you can do if they make shots.”Globalport, though, can’t do anything about the result but move on and try to bounce back in its next two games.Malcolm White said its imperative for them to forget about the loss and get back up.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Mayors Cup continues this weekend

first_imgThe 22nd edition of the Mayors Cup knock-out tournament will continue this Saturday, May 28 with a double header at the Den Amstel Ground; the Beavers will face off with Eagles at 14:00hrs while Uitvlugt will take on Herstelling at 16:00 Hrs.Sunday’s action will feature another double header, this time at the Victoria Ground. BV Triumph will battle Mahaica at 18:30Hrs and Golden Grove will face off against Cougars are 20:30Hrs.The top four prizes have been put up by Aruwai Resorts, Ansa McAl, John Fernandes and German’s Restaurant respectively.The winner of the tournament will receive 0,000 and a trophy from Aruwai Resort. The Runner up team will receive 0,000 and the Ansa McAl trophy, third placed team will receive 0,000 and a trophy from John Fernandes while fourth place finisher will take home 0,000 and the Minister of State Trophy. Winners will also receive hampers from Ricks and Sari.Top scorer of the tournament will be rewarded with a 3-piece suite from AH&L Kissoon.last_img read more

Marcelo Bielsa unconcerned by fears Leeds may implode again

first_imgMarcelo Bielsa has shrugged off suggestions Leeds are ready to implode as they did last season in the Championship.Bielsa’s side lost for the first time in the league this season at the weekend against Birmingham, which ended their eight-game unbeaten start. 2 2 Saturday’s shock defeat prompted fears of a repeat of their decline at the same stage of the 2017/18 campaign, but Bielsa remains unconcerned.“It’s very difficult to make any comparison because I was not here last year,” he said. “I know what happened last year, I know what you are trying to underline.“But I don’t think it’s good to compare both situations. The good idea is to resolve this situation right now.” MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Bielsa is not concerned after suffering his first defeat at Leeds LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED center_img ADVICE silverware RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Leeds will bid to bounce back with victory in Friday’s Yorkshire derby at Sheffield Wednesday, which would keep them top of the table.“We always try to be consciously optimistic and we have solid arguments to build optimism. We’ll have to show that next Friday,” the Argentinian said.“You don’t react in the same way after a win than after a loss. After the game we lost, we asked some questions together. We built our conclusions together.“We have had so far two training sessions where each player can express himself. The conclusions are positive ones and I have a lot of hope for Friday’s game.” Leeds’ unbeaten start came to an end against Birmingham Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions impact REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgA man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men has had his case adjourned until October 23rd.Shaun Kelly, 23, Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana appeared in court but did not speak.Barrister Peter Nolan said the case was not ready to go ahead and he was asking for a number of conditions. He asked for the interviews and recordings with Mr Kelly and also asked for the services of an engineer to carry out measurements and tests.Mr Nolan also asked that his client receive legal aid for a psychiatrist.Judge Donagh McDonagh agreed to all requests.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Eamon McDaid, 22 of Ballymagan, Buncrana, Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Mark McLaughlin (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.The horrific crash happened at Meenaduff between Buncrana and Clonmany.An earlier hearing was told that the book of evidence contained more than 200 witness statements and numerous exhibits including photographs, maps and video.Mr Kelly is currently on bail.The case was adjourned until October 23rd to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.INISHOWEN CRASH CASE ADJOURNED UNTIL OCTOBER was last modified: May 1st, 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)last_img read more


first_imgThere has been a road traffic collision on the main Ardara to Donegal Town road.One of the cars was being driven by a woman with two children on board.The Glenties Fire Brigade, two ambulances and Gardai are at the scene. UPDATED: The woman and the two young children were taken to hospital but their injuries are not understood to be serious.WOMAN AND CHILDREN INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT was last modified: March 22nd, 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:ArdaraDonegal TownGardaitraffic accidentlast_img read more

Smudge pots smoking as local rivalries heat up

first_img The Miner’s Pick is contested by Silver Valley of Yermo and Lucerne Valley two smallish High Desert communities with long histories of mineral extraction. Doug South, former football coach at both schools, inaugurated The Miner’s Pick three years ago. In part because the High Desert is rife with play-for-the-fetish rivalries, and South thought the two schools should get in on the excitement. South would love to tell you The Miner’s Pick has a colorful history. Perhaps bequeathed to one of the schools by a crusty old prospector named One-Eyed Pete. “Actually, I bought it at a hardware store about 10 minutes before a game,” South said. Typically, the score of each game in a series is inscribed on the contested totem. Some are painted (and repainted) in the colors of the winning school; others are painted in schemes featuring both schools’ primary color. Other to-the-winner articles: Victor Valley and Apple Valley play for The Bell, as do Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms; Hesperia and Sultana play for The Key; Barstow and Victor Valley scrimmage over The Axe. The Axe Game traces its history to the 1930s making The Axe one of the oldest annually contested football “objets de guerre” in Southern California. Chaffey and Ontario compete for a football-shaped trophy that goes to the winner of the Cat Bowl between the Tigers and Jaguars, respectively. “The trophy doesn’t have a name,” Ontario AD Colby Helper said. “But the kids love to get their hands on it and pass it around. Everyone wants to touch it.” Podley said Bonita fans and alumni “will come in off the street” just to get a look at The Smudge Pot, which Bonita held nine of the previous 10 years. The Bonita-San Dimas pot goes back to 1972, making it a quarter-century older than the Redlands-REV version, which made its half-blue/half-red appearance in 1997. The area’s original Smudge Pot Game apparently was played annually between Redlands and San Bernardino from the late 1940s through 1969. It ended with the pot in Redlands’ possession. “I’ve seen the original pot, and it was a real, working smudge pot,” Redlands alumnus Pat Hafley said. “It was getting pretty beat up.” On Friday no one at the school could find the original pot. “We’ve got so many smudge pots, it’s stupid,” said Walker, the Terriers’ coach. The symbolic power of a totem, a fetish, can be impressive. “We put The Miner’s Pick out every day at practice, the week of the game,” Lucerne’s South said. “It gets the kids fired up.” Possession of a talisman, a physical reminder of victory in a violent confrontation, can appear to the dark side, as well. “Sort of like a scalp,” Walker said. “We don’t take it that seriously.” Walker said the current Smudge Pot, which he and his staff have admired in the coaches’ office for the past year, would be displayed on the Redlands side of the field during Friday’s game, “guarded by a couple of CIA agents and some Treasury Department guys.” “At the end of the game, if we lose, our captains will take it over and give it to their captains,” Walker said. “If we win, our captains will take it over and show it to them, so they can see what it looks like.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! REDLANDS – Smudge pots and axes, bells and a milk can. Even a miner’s pick. No, not Aisle 7 at Ace Hardware. These are the inanimate objects that often animate some of the stiffest football rivalries in the area. “It gives you something tangible you can hold onto in the offseason and take pride in,” Redlands High School coach Jim Walker said. “Like the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy the service academies play for.” Redlands and Redlands East Valley played their annual Smudge Pot game Friday night. As did San Dimas and La Verne Bonita. Redlands and REV play for possession of a life-size smudge pot, while Bonita and San Dimas compete for a silver-plated two-foot replica. center_img “It’s a symbol of the rivalry between the schools,” said Jim Clark, athletic director at San Dimas. “And it’s way of remembering our traditions as a couple of small, agricultural towns.” Not many in Southern California remember the purpose of smudge pots kerosene-burning, soot-belching devices, about four feet tall, that kept the area’s huge swaths of citrus groves from suffering disastrous freezes. Clark conceded the citrus industry is long gone from the La Verne/San Dimas area. Asked the location of the nearest commercial grove, he paused and said, “Maybe Riverside?” The Milk Can is about history, as well, recalling the Chino area’s once sprawling dairy industry. Chino and Don Lugo have played for the can since 1980. “It’s a ready-for-the-dairy milk can,” Chino AD Robert Shannon said. “At least that’s what I’m told.” last_img read more

Two nations get tough on bird flu

first_imgHANOI, Vietnam – Two of the countries hardest hit by bird flu announced extreme measures to fight the disease Tuesday, with China promising to vaccinate its entire poultry stock of 14 billion birds and Vietnam launching a campaign to purge its two largest cities of poultry. Jia Youling, chief veterinary officer in China’s Agriculture Ministry, said China is in the process of vaccinating all poultry in the country. He said the government will pay all fees involved, but he did not provide any details of how officials would carry out the vaccinations. It was unclear if the birds were being vaccinated against the virulent H5N1 bird flu strain that has ravaged poultry stocks across Asia and killed at least 64 people since 2003. China has more than 14 billion farm poultry, accounting for nearly 21 percent of the world’s total. Millions of birds have already been vaccinated in the country because of previous outbreaks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Meanwhile, in Vietnam, government officials in Ho Chi Minh City and the capital Hanoi have warned farmers to kill or sell all poultry by Monday. They will be compensated at half the current market value if they act now, but birds found alive after the deadline will be destroyed with no compensation, officials said. “We hope that clearing out live poultry in the city will help minimize the chances of people getting sick from bird flu,” said Huynh Hu Loi, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s animal health department. “A pandemic can happen anytime. We are doing all we can.” The campaign is one of the most extreme measures taken in the communist country to try to slow the H5N1 virus. Vietnam has experienced a surge in poultry outbreaks over the past few weeks. The latest human death was reported last week. On Tuesday, China said it would also ship 45 tons of bird flu vaccine to Vietnam. International health experts have warned that the bird flu virus could mutate into a form easily spread among humans, igniting a global pandemic. So far, most human cases have been traced to contact with infected birds. 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

Incredible stunt

first_imgArguably one of the most spectacular aircraft stunts ever was performed by Canadian Rick Rojatt dressed up as comic book super hero the Human Fly. (See the video clip below)In the early 1970s Rojatt teamed with famous US pilot Clay Lacy to ride atop a four engine Douglas DC-8.The stunt was performed several times at speeds of up to 300mph (480km/hour), mainly in California.Lacy, number one pilot for United Airlines when he retired is one of the most experienced pilots of the modern era and flew the DC-8 as low as 200ft in a high speed pass that thrilled crowds.Very few pictures exist of the various events and till very recently no video was available.However Clay Lacy Aviation has recently released a 23 minute video of one of the several stunts which you can see below.The whole video is well worth watching.Clay Lacy Aviation is arguably the world’s leading producer of air-to-air video and still photography with cameras specially developed by Lacy to fit into corporate jet chase planes.The stunts were not without incident. In one appearance in Dallas Lacy flew through an unexpected rainstorm and the rain left Rojatt badly bruised because of the speed of 200mph plus. We have edited a short clip of the stunt which is below.The full 23 minute video can be found here.Go to www.claylacy.com for more information on Clay Lacylast_img read more