Santos on SMB’s title chances: ‘Dapat mas gamay mo na’

first_imgArwind Santos believes that with San Miguel preparing for its third straight Philippine Cup Finals, it should have the distinct edge over Ginebra when it comes to experience playing in this grand stage.“Dapat mas gamay mo na kung paano manalo ng championship. Na-experience na namin ito eh (We should know better how it is to win a championship. We’ve experienced this before.),” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Wizards acquire Bogdanovic in trade with Nets Santos stresses that with the way their team has been playing, the challenge for San Miguel is to prove that it truly is the best all-Filipino squad in the league.“Sabi ko dapat yung team ko pag all-Filipino conference, sa amin na dapat,” he said. “Yung lineup namin at yung samahan namin, ok na eh. Ngayon na nandito kami, nandoon ang expectation ko na dapat talaga makuha namin ito.”(I said to myself that when it’s the all-Filipino conference, we must get that. Our lineup and our chemistry have been okay. And now that we’re here, I have this expectation that we must get this.)Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals is on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. CDGADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next However, the 2013 PBA Most Valuable Player isn’t counting the Gin Kings out on the eve of their best-of-7 championship series, with him mentioning that the biggest mistake the Beermen can do is to feel complacent.“Kahit alam mo na kung paano manalo, syempre sila may preparation din na ginagawa na dapat paghandaan mo rin. Minsan, pwede ka ring madali kaya dapat handa ka lang at wag kang kukurap (Even if you already know how to win, of course, they’re doing preparations of their own that you have to prepare for. Sometimes, you might also be caught off-guard so you have to stay ready and don’t flinch.)” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSan Miguel is seeking to secure its third straight all-Filipino crown, which will also allow it to take home the gold-plated Perpetual trophy.READ: San Miguel, Ginebra promise ‘tough battle’ in PBA FinalsThe Talk ‘N Text squad under coach Chot Reyes has been the lone team to achieve such feat back in 2011 to 2013, which makes winning the championship this season all the more important for the Beermen. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incidentlast_img read more

Injera undergoes knee surgery

first_imgHe missed 2016’s Dubai and Cape Town 7s as well as Paris and London 7s. Kenya Sevens is expected to resume training in July a time Injera will be doing his rehab.READ: Kenya 7s update: Injera undergoes surgery as Buffa, Ayodi do rehabOscar Ayodi, who went for surgery after Singapore 7s, is also expected to start conditioning in July while Alvin Otieno is on rehabilitation after a surgery on an injury sustained during Nakuru 10s in April.Kenya Sevens has a busy calendar in the coming season as they have Commonwealth games in between Hong Kong and Singapore 7s in April while Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco will be in July.Commonwealth games factor will see season end in June and not May as London 7s is set for July 3.HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2017/18 DatesDubai: 1-2 December, 2017Cape Town: 9-10 DecemberSydney: 26-28 January, 2018Hamilton: 3-4 FebruaryLas Vegas: 2-4 MarchVancouver: 10-11 MarchHong Kong: 6-8 April(Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: 14-15 April)Singapore: 28-29 AprilParis: 26-27 MayLondon: 2-3 June(Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, San Francisco: 20-22 July)-By Raga House0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s vice captain Collins Injera kneeling down after breaking Argentine Gomez Santiago Cora’s all-time world leading try record at Lodndon 7s.PHOTO/IRBNAIROBI, Kenya, July 1 – Kenya Sevens star Collins Injera has undergone a knee surgery as he looks to be fit for 2017/2018 HSBC Sevens World Series.Injera had a meniscus tear then Cartilage that saw him miss couple of legs last season but with the new season starting in December, Injera will have recovered for the opening leg in Dubai 7s.last_img read more

Column from MLA Pat Pimm

first_imgFor all licenses issued in the last 12 months to oil and gas operators, (and there have only been 4), the terms of the license range from 5 years to 20 years. Longer terms are usually given when significant capital cost isinvolved for pipelines and facilities to move the water. For water licenses generally there can be a 40 year license specified in the Water Act, but these licenses only “for power purposes” (ie. electric or other power projects). There have been many historical water licenses issued throughout the province that have no term – they exist in perpetuity. Processing (1)Oilfield Injection (19)FLNRO is currently reviewing all (14) of the non-oil and gas relatedlicenses and one of the oilfied injections applications.Of the 20 applications for oil and gas purposes (oilfield injection andprocessing), 18 are in the Northern Rockies regional District – Liard areaand 2 are in the Dawson Creek Water Precinct. All water licenses have conditions for monitoring actual volumes of water withdrawn by each licensee, however the recent water licenses for oil and gas use have included conditions for reporting actual water volumes inconsideration of the larger volumes being licensed. Previous licenses have included conditions that volumes must be recorded and provided to the Regional Water Manager upon request. The Water Act requires licensees to maintain records and produce those records for inspection when required. The Water Act also states that a Declaration of Beneficial Use must be provided at the request of the Regional Water Manager. Water license holders have environmental and water management conditions as part of their license (which can include low flow thresholds to protect water needs of the environment). Short term water use approvals issued by the Oil and Gas Commission have environmental conditions, such as suspending withdrawals during period of drought. The Commission suspended most withdrawals in northeast BC on Aug 2, 2012and partially ended the suspension on Nov 12, 2012 when the flows were at a higher level. There are a number of other legislative requirements designed to protect environmental values that could also apply to those extracting water. These are contained in the Water Act, Federal Fisheries Act, Drinking Water Protection Act, Fish Protection Act, etc. Last year was one of the worst drought years on record and so there are several reasons other than Oilfield withdrawl for streams to appear to be at all time lows during the mid summer months.  I would like to respond to the ongoing discussion around the water issue in the Peace country and Northern Rockies. There has been a point made that there are currently 20 long term licenses that the Government is considering issuing for shale gas operations in the FNFN traditional territory without any kind of credible process to identify the long term impacts to the land, families and Community. While it is true that there are licenses being applied for, it must also be noted that many of the licenses are currently in the First nations Consultation process that deals with these licenses. I would also say that these licenses should really be viewed in the context of the entire water license picture. As of Dec 2011, there are 362 long term water licenses that have been issued over time in the Peace River and Northern Rockiesarea. These do not include licenses for BC Hydro for the Peace/Williston reservoir. I am including a link to the OGC annual water report for 2011 for detail on the various “purposes” and Oilfield licenses: As of Dec 2011, the 362 water licenses allow for an annual withdrawal of 196,428,356 cubic metres of water. In contrast for 2011, short term water use approvals issued by the Oil and Gas Commission for the entire Peace River and Northern Rockies regions totaled about 28,000,000 cubic metres, with about 3,800,000 cubic meters of water that was actually used. To put that amount in perspective, the Community of Ft St John uses about the same 4,000,000 cubic meters of water annually. The Oil and Gas commission makes it mandatory for its Oil and Gas customers to monitorthe amount of water that is being used under its short term licenses and the Oil and Gas Commission is considering requiring a water management plan from oil and gas operators in northeast BC associated with all short-term water use applications and approvals. At a broader level there are some water planning strategies also under way in the Northeast. MEM is leading the development of a shale-gas water strategy as part of the province’s Shale Gas Strategy and FLNRO/ MOE are leading the development of a Northeast Water Strategy that covers non-oil and gas water use. Finally, the province is working on a Trans-boundary Water Agreement with Alberta. In the Horn River gas lease area (Horn River), operators are currently using about 100,000 cubic metres of water for each completion (i.e., hydraulic fracturing) of an individual gas well. 3 million cubic metres provides for about 30 wells, which is approximately 2 – 3 well pads per year. The annual discharge of water at the point in question on the Fort Nelson River is about 12.4 trillion cubic metres per year. The 3 million cubic metres represents 0.024 percent of annual runoff. The Oil and Gas Commission has done cumulative effects modeling of all potential withdrawals on the Fort Nelson River based on an average scale development scenario for that area, and the total amount of water that is projected to be used is about 0.1 percent of annual runoff.center_img A permanent intake and associated storage would allow the Producer to remove water throughout the year to meet their water requirements. A year round authorization allows them to slow or cease water withdrawalsduring lower flow periods. This flexibility and associated storage is preferred for large volume water licences. The producer currently has a section 8 approval for the Fort Nelson River for withdrawals only during the winter season, this was done to allow the Producer to set up their pump on the frozen river as a temporary intakeThe Producer and most of the other Producers applying for water licenses have indicated a need to be flexible with the timing of water use to accommodate the variable nature of drilling and completions operations, well development and completion timing operations and other factors including market, crew availability, weather etc that can influence timing of projects. FLNRO has initiated the Northeast BC Water Stewardship Coordination Project and one of the objectives of this project will be a Northeast BC Water Stewardship Plan. FLNRO currently has 34 Water Licence applications in the queue in Northeastern BC and these are for a variety of purposes including:Power (1)Conservation (1)Irrigation (5)Water Delivery (1)Stock Watering (2)Domestic (1)Mining related Purposes (coal) (3) There has also been some discussion that the Fort Nelson River is going to be dammed off and water diverted for a one of the licenses. I can honestly say that the Fort Nelson River will not be dammed off underany circumstance. What is being discussed is that there would be a permanent water intake that would extend approximately 20 metres into the Fort Nelson River from the north bank side. The Fort Nelson River isapproximately 240m wide at this location at normal high water levels, and the design is described as a vertical sheet pile and earth fill protrusion. The anchor walls will run into the river banks at angles. The top of theintake structure slopes down from the top of bank to minimize hydraulic obstruction during flood flow, and levels off above the withdrawal bays to provide a maintenance access platform. Armouring will be used on top of the earth fill and at the toe of the structure to limit scour, and the intake will be screened according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada guidelines to prevent impingement or entrainment of fish. A backwash system will be installed to clean the screens of small debris, sediment clogging, and ice build-up. Safety warning signs will be posted upstream and downstream of the structure and a buoy will mark the nose of the intake. Intake systems involving significant works in a river are designed and constructed under the guidance of a Professional Engineer. Natural gas development in the Horn River Basin is done in all seasons and this permanent license would allow the Oil Company to withdraw water from the River during high flows instead of being forced to the lower flow times during the winter months. Most water licenses across BC operate in all months (except irrigation licenses). I will continue to try and deliver facts around water availability and use so that we hear both sides of the stories. Pat Pimm-MLA, Peace River North- Advertisement –last_img read more

Group calls for resignation of bishop in sex abuse case

first_imgA group of clergy sex abuse victims on Monday called for the resignation of Bishop Thomas Curry of Santa Barbara, releasing court documents they say show that the church official actively covered up the prosecution of a priest who sexually molested several children dating to the 1980s. The group, called Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, called on Cardinal Roger Mahony to fire Curry if he does not resign at a press conference where they released depositions of both church officials. “Less than two decades ago a top L.A. archdiocesan official, Bishop Thomas Curry, deliberately let a suspected serial predator escape the police,” SNAP officials said in a statement. “These documents and Curry’s own deposition prove that he intentionally let a criminal flee the U.S. to Mexico.” The depositions are related to the historic $650 million payout the archdiocese made this summer to settle hundreds of sexual abuse cases. 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

Nathaniel Chalobah set to leave Chelsea on loan…again

first_imgChelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is a loan target for clubs in three different leagues.With the Blues flying high in the Premier League, the 22-year-old has struggled to break into the first team with any regularity this season.The Sierra Leone-born star has managed a total of just 71 minutes of league action so far, spread across eight substitute appearances.Chalobah is one of the number of young stars regularly shipped out by Chelsea in recent years, with the youngster spending time at Napoli, Reading, Burnley, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest and Watford during his Blues career.And now, according to reports in Italy, the England Under-21 international could be again set for a temporary move away to get some regular first-team football.Chalobah has been linked with a return to Serie A but it has now been suggested that clubs in Germany and Spain are chasing him ahead of a potential season-long loan deal next term.Meanwhile Watford, where the midfielder spent the 2012/13 season, are also reportedly considering a swoop. 1 Nathaniel Chalobah has made 12 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea so far this season last_img read more

L.A.’s big import: Overseas pollution

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2While his tone was jovial, he didn’t find the subject particularly funny. A recent report by the Santa Monica-based Natural Resources Defense Council said China builds one new coal-fired plant each week. The soot belched forth will shortly account for one-third of the smog-forming air pollution in California, the council said. The Associated Press cited an Environmental Protection Agency study that says 25 percent of the particulates in Los Angeles air originate from China. Within 15 years, the NRDC says that pollution will quadruple. “NRDC and other environmental groups recognized long ago that unless we help China solve some of its problems, everyone in the world’s going to end up suffering from it,” said Daniel Hinerfeld, a spokesman for the NRDC. “The world is a lot smaller than we realize. Our atmosphere is so thin … industrial activity in China can blow across the ocean and affect our air all the way here in Los Angeles.” According to the EPA, China also accounts for 40 percent of the world’s cement production, a major source of dioxin in the air. Additionally, the University of Washington has detected ozone, carbon monoxide, mercury and particulate matter from Asia at multiple sites in the Pacific Northwest. “We understand that China is an emerging and vibrant member of the global economy,” said EPA spokesman Francisco Arcaute. “We are working with China to see they reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases.” While the EPA works with its counterpart organization in China to limit dioxin and coal-plant emissions, it’s a delicate balance. The American economy relies so heavily upon Chinese manufacturers, asking too stridently for constraints on its factories could produce a chill on low-cost exports that keep prices low at the mall. “We’re exporting our manufacturing pollution problem to China,” said Schlageter, “then importing it right back in.” (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The brilliant scarlet tones of a smoggy Los Angeles sunset may look pretty, but air quality experts maintain they actually herald a new Red Menace. More than 6,000 miles from the City of Angels, Chinese factories produce toys, shoes, household goods, tools and all manner of everyday necessities. They’re also producing pollution, dust, soot, sulfur and metal that hop the Pacific Ocean and end up in the air Angelenos breathe. According to one estimate, up to a quarter of the particulates clogging up the city’s already-dirty air come from China. “Who would have thought that this would be the communist invasion?” laughed Martin Schlageter, campaign director for Coalition for Clean Air. last_img read more

Ozil ‘demands Wilshere’s No 10 shirt’ as part of terms to sign new Arsenal deal

first_imgMesut Ozil has demanded Jack Wilshere’s No 10 shirt as part of a package to remain at Arsenal.The Germany international is in the final seven months of his contract and is allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a switch in January.Ozil also wants a sizeable increase on current £150,000-a-week wages to extend his stay at the Emirates, according to The Sun. The contract issues have been rumbling on for months, with no resolution in sight and his performances this season have And the desire to wrench the coveted No 10 shirt is part of a move to expand his worldwide brand.His Instagram handle is m10_official and he wears the No 10 jersey when on international duty.Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Persie are two of the previous illustrious incumbents. Ozil’s contract has just seven months to run at the Emirates 1last_img read more

Sheffield United keep pressure on top two, Middlesbrough beat West Brom

first_img Assombalonga celebrates his winning goal at The Hawthorns MONEY Sharp’s 73rd-minute strike sealed the win for the Blades Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF 3 Jarrod Bowen gave Hull the lead 3 Britt Assombalonga fired Middlesbrough to a 3-2 win over fellow promotion rivals West Brom at the Hawthorns.Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle netted for the Baggies, who trailed to George Saville’s 17th-minute opener.But Assombalonga, a 65th-minute substitute, made an impact with a brace in the final 15 minutes. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sheffield United piled the pressure on the Championship’s top two after securing a 2-0 victory over Bolton at Bramall Lane.Leaders Leeds are playing second-placed Norwich in the evening kick-off, so Chris Wilder’s men knew they could make ground with the three points.And they did just that as David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp netted their 11th and 20th goals of the season respectively to leave struggling Bolton three points from safety. Jarrod Bowen’s free-kick put Hull ahead in the 44th minute, his 15th goal of the campaign, just before Vokes failed to score from 12 yards, with Kamil Grosicki adding a second for City in the 64th minute.Bottom-placed Ipswich are eight points adrift of safety after Lucas Joao’s last-minute goal secured Steve Bruce a 1-0 win in his first game in charge of Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road.Millwall and Rotherham remain above the relegation zone following a goalless draw at the Den.Josh Windass and debutant Leon Clarke scored to take Wigan further clear of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over QPR, who set up a nervy finish through Bright Osayi-Samuel at the DW Stadium. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED center_img no dice Bristol City surged into the top six, leapfrogging Derby, with a 2-0 triumph over Swansea at Ashton Gate.Second-half goals from Andreas Weimann and Callum O’Dowda secured the Robins their seventh consecutive win in all competitions.Brentford produced a storming comeback from two goals down to beat play-off chasing Blackburn 5-2 at Griffin Park. REVEALED REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Bradley Dack and Danny Graham netted in the opening seven minutes for Rovers, but Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins (two), Neal Maupay and Sergi Canos completed a fine turnaround.Jota and Che Adams powered Birmingham to a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, who had Yohan Benalouane sent off late on at St Andrews, while Reading and Aston Villa drew 0-0 at the Madejski Stadium.New Stoke striker Sam Vokes had a debut to forget, missing a penalty in the 2-0 defeat to Hull at the KCOM Stadium. huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSlast_img read more

Every Premier League club’s home record since Liverpool last lost at Anfield

first_imgEven though Liverpool have remained unbeaten in their last 46 Premier League games at home, they do not have the best win percentage or most points over that time.Manchester City have played two games more at the Etihad but have won 85 per cent of the games and taken 127 points. Even if Liverpool win those extra two games, they would be three points behind their rivals.What also may come as a surprise is how good Arsenal’s record at the Emirates has been. They have won three quarters of their games and taken 116 points with only four defeats in the last two and a half seasons. stalemate This season, Liverpool may not have kept a clean sheet at home but they have won all six matches and scored 17 goals in the process, which bodes well.They are eight points clear at the summit of the Premier League and to claim their first league title in 30 years then they will probably need to go a third consecutive season without losing at Anfield.Here at, we have taken a look at how other Premier League teams’ records compare since that last defeat for Liverpool. rookie error Premier League home records since Liverpool last lost at Anfield 2 update on target 1. Man City – 127 points (P48, W41, D4, L3)2. Liverpool – 118 points (P46, W36, D10, L0)3. Arsenal – 116 points (P48, W36, D8, L4)4. Chelsea – 102 points (P48, W30, D12, L6)5. Man United – 98 points (P46, W29, D11, L6)6. Tottenham – 98 points (P46, W30, D8, L8)7. Everton – 81 points (P46, W24, D9, L13)8. Leicester – 74 points (P47, W21, D11, L15)9. Bournemouth – 68 points (P46, W18, D14, L14)10. West Ham – 68 points (P46, W19, D11, L16)11. Brighton – 63 points (P44, W16, D15, L13)12. Burnley – 62 points (P46, W18, D8, L20)13. Newcastle – 62 points (P44, W18, D8, L18)14. Crystal Palace – 57 points (P47, W15, D12, L20)15. Watford – 57 points (P46, W15, D12, L19)16. Southampton – 45 points (P48, W9, D18, L21) Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 2 Getty Images – Getty It is an incredible run that stretches back to April 2017 when they were beaten by Crystal Palace with their former striker Christian Benteke scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 defeat.This means that for nearly two and a half seasons no side have beaten Liverpool at Anfield with Klopp’s side enjoying 36 victories and 10 draws.The Reds have had to achieve near perfection during this period and it’s exceptional – but they have still not been able to match Manchester City’s points tally across this span. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ targets Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son statement Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Dominic King on Liverpool’s incredible fixture pile-upThere is little to separate Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham who have near identical records.Chelsea have 102 points from 48 games while United and Spurs both have 98 from 46. Perhaps more impressive from Tottenham because they spent a large portion of those games playing at Wembley while their stadium was built. Liverpool have not lost at Anfield since April 2017 Tottenham moved into their new stadium earlier this year Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff At the other end of the spectrum, Southampton have an atrocious record at the St Mary’s since April 2017 with just nine wins from 48 games (18.75 per cent).The Saints have by far the worst record out of sides who have been in the Premier League for the entire time.Watford and Crystal Palace can claim similarly poor records with 57 points from 46 and 47 games respectively. Getty Images – Getty Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Jurgen Klopp’s side were last beaten at home in April 2017 Liverpool’s incredible record at Anfield continued on Sunday when they beat Manchester City 3-1 to extended their lead at the top of the Premier League.Jurgen Klopp has made their home stadium a fortress and they are unbeaten there in 46 matches in the league. 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Host of stars lined up for Irish Open Pro-Am in Ballyliffen

first_imgShay Given of Republic of Ireland in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)Personalities from the worlds of sport, music, TV and film are just some of the talent who are lined up to play in the Pro Am ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation. The event takes place on the 4th of July at Ballyliffin Golf Club, Co. Donegal.Representing the sporting world is former Ireland Goalkeeper and RTE pundit Shay Given, Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy, Donegal footballer Michael Murphy, former Ireland international rugby players Keith Wood and Stephen Ferris and former horse racing jockey AP McCoy. Completing the sporting representation is ex-snooker champion Dennis Taylor and Derry City FC players Paddy McCourt, Gerard Doherty and Rory Patterson.Donegal captain Michael Murphy is made an honoury member of Ballyliffen. Picture: Kelvin Boyes / Press EyeAlso taking part in the Pro Am is former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Anton du Beke and singers Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy. Completing the star-studded line up is well-known Northern Ireland Actor James Nesbitt.James Nesbitt on the 14th during the Pro-Am of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club on July 5, 2017. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)“Ballyliffin is a great golf course. It’s always nice to be back home and play in front of the home crowd so I’m very much looking forward to playing the course while also having some fun at the Pro Am before the tournament kicks off,” said Rory McIlroy.Fans will also be treated to a festival of music as country star Nathan Carter headlines the ‘Glashedy Sessions’ on the Friday night (6th July) of the tournament. A host of exciting local bands will also entertain the crowds at the Glashedy Stage, including popular four-piece the Logues and regular favourites the Groove Robbers.The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, takes place at Ballyliffin Golf Club from the 4th to the 8th of July. Tickets are available from and a percentage of ticket sales will go to the Rory Foundation.last_img read more