Smile Buffalo frontman leads ‘Toon’ charity run in Pattaya

first_imgAlong the way, Worachet collected cash from the residents and tourists who lined the roads.  A total in excess of 20,000 baht was collected on the day. Worachet “Chet” Empia (center) led the team along Pattaya Beach Road, collecting donations for “Toon Bodyslam’s” nationwide charity campaign.The leader of 90s alternative rock band Smile Buffalo led a run through Pattaya, Jomtien Beach and Koh Larn to support fellow musician “Toon Bodyslam’s” nationwide charity campaign.Worachet “Chet” Empia opened his Dec. 15 event with an exhibit of sketches and paintings by Toon, whose real name is Athiwara Kongmalai.  All the artwork was available for purchase with proceeds going to the rock star’s cross-country run to raise funds to improve facilities at 11 public hospitals.The campaign, which has captured the hearts and of Thais across the kingdom, has already surpassed its goal of raising 700 million baht. As of Dec. 14, more than 800 million baht had been donated to the celebrity’s cause.At 4 p.m., runners took off from Central Road and ran down Beach Road to Walking Street and then back to the heart of the city. A similar run had taken place earlier in the day on Koh Larn.last_img read more

Bowlers beware

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER BERWICK has a new weapon in its Dandenong District Cricket Association (DDCA) Turf 1 arsenal. Already feasting…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Hoons couldn’t care two hoots

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Near-miss accidents and surveillance cameras haven’t deterred hoon driving along Berwick’s Old Coach Road, according to a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Good4U named as Official Snack Supplier to Connacht Rugby

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Visit to view their range of healthy snacksprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***Good4U Connacht Rugby Sponsorship Launch, The Sportsground, Galway 4/4/2016Connacht Rugby stars Eoin McKeon, Ultan Dillane and John Cooney were at The Sportsground, Galway where Good4U were announced as the Official Snack Supplier of Connacht Rugby.Visit to view their range of healthy snacks.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy He spoke to John about the launch, Good4U and Connacht’s upcoming games against Grenoble and Munster.center_img Connacht Rugby star John Cooney was at The Sportsground, Galway where Good4U were announced as the Official Snack Supplier of Connacht Rugby.last_img read more

Sam Houston State Picked to Win 2015 Southland Conference Baseball Title

first_img 49 Sports Information Directors 27 20 7. 3. UIW FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is favored to defend its Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Wednesday. Northwestern State (2) McNeese State finished fifth in the SID poll with 91 points while the coaches voted the Cowboys to finish sixth with 90 points. McNeese State tallied a 30-28 overall record and 17-13 Southland mark in 2014 and went 2-2 in the conference tournament. The team returns 17 letterwinners including six pitchers. 8. Coaches and SIDs were in agreement for the remaining six slots as Lamar is slated eighth with 77 points from the coaches and 79 points from the SIDs. The Cardinals ended the season 31-25 and 16-15 in league action. Abilene Christian Sam Houston State (8) New Orleans McNeese State After just one season in the conference, Houston Baptist is slated to finish 10th, where they ended the 2014 season. The Huskies tallied 48 points from the coaches and 50 points from the SIDs. HBU returns 20 letterwinners including four starting pitchers. 1. 9. 90 5. 26 University (First-Place Votes) 89 91 115 4. 50 5. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4) McNeese State Rk. 13. Houston Baptist Stephen F. Austin is slated to finish in ninth place with 49 points from the coaches and 52 points from the SIDs. The Lumberjacks ended the 2014 season with a 20-35 overall record and an 11-19 Southland mark. 11. Central Arkansas The SIDs slated Central Arkansas to finish sixth with 90 points while the coaches placed the Bears to finish the season in seventh place. 26 90 85 98 48 Southeastern Louisiana (1) 138 Nicholls University (First-Place Votes) Opening day of the Southland season is Feb. 13 with conference play beginning March 6. The Southland Conference tournament will be played May 20-23 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. 119 Southeastern Louisiana (1) 20 Points Northwestern State 10. New Orleans Southeastern Louisiana is picked to finish third in both polls with each poll offering one first-place vote for the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament champions. The Lions are returning 20 letterwinners including nine pitchers from the championship squad. The Bearkats were the overwhelming favorites in the both the coaches’ and SID polls, receiving eight first-place votes and 138 points from the coaches and eight first-place votes and 137 points from the SIDs. Sam Houston returns 16 letterwinners, five starters and nine pitchers from a Bearkat squad that won its third consecutive regular-season title and advanced to an NCAA regional for the sixth time in eight years. Among the returning players are 2014 first-team all-conference selections senior outfielders Colt Atwood and Hayden Simerly. Sam Houston, which finished the 2014 season with a 43-19 overall record, went 22-8 in conference play, recording its third consecutive 20-win season in conference. 4. 11. Coaches 1. 12. 79 Stephen F. Austin Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2) The coaches and SIDs were in agreement on second through fourth place. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is slated to finish second in both polls, compiling 128 points and four first–place votes form the coaches and 130 points and two first–place votes from the SIDs. 3. Sam Houston State (8) 108 130 8. 128 52 Lamar 6. Lamar Abilene Christian Northwestern State is listed to end the season in fourth place receiving 109 points from the coaches and 108 points from the SIDs including two first-place votes. The Demons return 22 letterwinners from their third-place squad including five starting pitchers. 7. 137 77 Points 109 Nicholls 9. Stephen F. Austin Central Arkansas 10. 28 After their first year of transitioning into the Southland Conference, Abilene Christian and UIW are slated to finish 11th and 12th, respectively. The Wildcats totaled 27 points from the coaches and 28 points from the SIDs while the Cardinals tallied 26 points from each the coaches and SIDs. Additionally, neither team is eligible for postseason play until the 2018 season. New Orleans rounded out the preseason poll in the 13th spot with 20 points from the coaches and the SIDs. 6. The coaches selected Nicholls to end the season in fifth place with 98 points while the SIDs had the Colonels set to finish seventh with 85 points. Nicholls completed the 2014 season with a 33-26 record and 21-10 in Southland action for a second-place seeding leading into the tournament. 2. 12. UIW Houston Baptist 13. Rk. 2.last_img read more

We won the arm-wrestle, says England coach Jones

first_imgWith freezing rain swirling across Twickenham and Wales staging a spirited second-half rally lesser teams might have buckled on Saturday but England displayed an obdurate streak that had coach Eddie Jones purring.The attacking prowess that overwhelmed Italy last weekend was under wraps for most of a titanic Six Nations battle between two evenly-matched sides with winger Jonny May’s two first-half tries proving the difference on the day.What really impressed Jones, however, during the tense 12-6 victory was the disciplined defending that enabled England to preserve their lead despite failing to score in the second half and seal a 15th successive home win in the tournament.“Just as in the Australia game in November it showed we can win an arm-wrestle, we can hang in there, we can find a way to win and that’s an important habit to have,” he said.“You get that by working harder than other teams. Because when you have success you can get complacent and stop doing the little things that allow you to win these arm-wrestles.”Jones had come under fire for questioning whether Wales’ flyhalf Rhys Patchell had the “bottle” for the battle during the build-up, but stood by his comments.“Before the game I made some comments, you guys ask me to make comments before the game and I raise issues,” he said.“If you don’t want me to do that I won’t do it.“In any team you try to put pressure on their nine and 10, they tried to put pressure on our nine and 10 so it’s no different.”Asked how Patchell who was substituted during the second half, stood up to the test, Jones snapped: “I don’t coach him mate, ask (Wales coach) Warren (Gatland)”.Jones was full of praise for May, who raced on to Owen Farrell’s grubber kick to score in the third minute and grabbed another touchdown following a superb offload by Joe Launchbury after a lengthy England siege.“He was outstanding,” Jones said. “He was brilliant today. He showed how important pace is. No one would have scored that first try today, only Jonny.”last_img read more

No more outright Olympic spot for Gilas after loss to Tunisia

first_imgBEIJING—Playing in a different city and playing for pride more than anything else, Gilas Pilipinas’ fortunes hardly changed in the consolation round of the Fiba World Cup as the Filipinos took an 86-67 loss at the hands of Tunisia at Wukesong Arena here to kiss their outright Olympic hopes goodbye as well.The Filipinos were held to 10 first quarter points and 24 for the first half as Tunisia opened up a 22-point lead heading into the third period, a deficit Gilas never came close to putting a dent on as it lost for the fourth consecutive game dating back to Group D play in Foshan.ADVERTISEMENT And that extinguished all hopes the Filipinos had of finishing as the best Asian side here and making the Tokyo Games next year would entail an even tougher task as they would need to top a qualifying tournament that Fiba will determine later on.Andray Blatche had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Filipinos, who will try to play the role of spoilers on Sunday in their match against Iran, an old tormentor that still has a chance to make it to Tokyo without a hitch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Iranians will come out for that one fired up as they just stayed alive in the Olympics race after they pulled out a 71-62 win over Angola earlier.Meanwhile, rookie CJ Perez’s first tour of international duty has so far been a rosy one—despite the tumbles that Gilas Pilipinas has taken in the Fiba World Cup—as he emerged as the top Filipino performer after Group play that ended on Thursday. On the strength of a 17-point performance that almost helped the Filipinos pull out a win over Angola on Wednesday night in Foshan, Perez entered the consolation phase averaging 16 points a contest, tied for 21st spot in the scoring hierarchy along with NBA veteran Ersan Ilyasova of Turkey.Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece, the reigning NBA MVP, averaged 15.7 points in group play, while Marc Gasol of reigning NBA champs the Toronto Raptors, turned in an average of 15 points for Spain like Hamed Haddadi of Iran.No Asian team advanced to the second round, and the lone automatic slot allotted to the region for the best finisher here is still up for grabs.Blatche, Gilas’ naturalized center, averaged 14.3 points, his norm weakened by a five-point effort in that loss to Serbias on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs MOST READ LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shaq sees tough campaign for women’s volley squad View commentslast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell celebrated his 50th birthday early last night when he appeared on the Late Late Show.The singer was lauded by family and friends as he prepares to mark his milestone birthday on Monday next.The Kincasslagh man talked about everything of losing his father when he was just six to his desire to get a wig if he ever went bald! Daniel also spoke of his two great ambitions in the coming year when he plans to move down a gear and take life a little easier.“I’m going to do a course in Irish. I can speak a bit although not well even though I come from the Gaeltactht. I’m not saying I’m oing to say I’m going to be fluent but it will be Donegal Irish – sure that’s the only Irish. I also want to lean Sean-Nos dancing in Glencolmcille,” he revealed.Daniel also spoke of his life-long desire to have a walk-in part on his favourite soap opera Coronation Street.“I would sweep the streets or just hang about. I would just love a cameo,” he said. Daniel was joined on the Late Late Show by his sister Margo and wife Majella.His mum Julia could not make it but Daniel made sure he wished her well back home in Donegal.Cliff Richard sent Daniel good luck messages as did Eamon Holmes and Gloria Hunniford.Ryan Tubridy complimented Daniel on his youthful looks and asked what would he do if ever he lost his hair.“I’m glad to have hair. In the event of not having it I would have the biggest carpet on my head,” he admitted honestly. On the eve of his big birthday Daniel said he wants for nothing and doesn’t want presents from family and friends.“I’m just happy to be here with everyone – that presents enough,” he said.DANIEL TALKS LIFE, LOVE AND GETTING A WIG ON THE LATE LATE was last modified: December 10th, 2011 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:daniel o’donnellThe Late Late Showlast_img read more

Tubbercurry to face Castlebar in Jack O’Sullivan final

first_imgTubbercurry Golf Club have qualified for the Connacht final of the Jack O’Sullivan trophy.Their opponents will be Castlebar Golf Club and the final will be played over two legs, with the first leg in Tubbercurry on Saturday, September 2.Each team consists of ten members played in four-ball better-ball format.Five matches will be in Tubbercurry and the following Saturday, September 9, five more matches will be played in Castlebar.last_img

Council to deploy gritters tonight as temperatures to plunge

first_imgDonegal County Council is to deploy its fleet of gritters across all primary routes in the county tonight.Temperatures are set to plunge with hail showers already falling in many places.Gritters are set to be deployed from 8pm this evening. Council to deploy gritters tonight as temperatures to plunge was last modified: November 30th, 2018 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