Meralco locks down Phoenix for 3rd straight win

first_imgPBA IMAGESMeralco picked up where it left off and whipped Phoenix, 81-66, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup to inch closer to the elusive twice-to-beat advantage on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Baser Amer unloaded 20 points and three assists to lead the Bolts to their third straight win to formally clinch a playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT Need for a new naturalized player urgent, says Guiao LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Jameel McKay topped Phoenix with 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks, while Cyrus Baguio had 10 in the loss.The defeat further endangered the Fuel Masters’ position as they are precariously holding on to the eighth spot with their 3-5 slate.The Scores:MERALCO 81 – Amer 20, Newsome 19, Stepheson 15, Grey 8, Hodge 7, Caram 4, Hugnatan 3, Nabong 2, Chua 2, Daquioag 1, Dillinger 0, Faundo 0.PHOENIX 66 – McKay 16, Baguio 10, Jazul 7, Borboran 6, Torres 6, Dehesa 5, W. Wilson 5, Alolino 4, Kramer 3, Intal 2, J. Wilson 2, Miranda 0, Lanete 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Quarters: 13-16, 34-29, 53-46, 81-66.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 Chris Newsome also got 19 markers, four boards, and three assists, while Alex Stepheson got 15 points and 20 rebounds for Meralco, which tightened its grip of the second place with its 7-1 card.“Defensively, we’re pretty sharp tonight and it held up for the entire game,” said coach Norman Black. “I’m really happy with the defense. The guys really devoted to the game plan we had for Phoenix and executed really well on the defensive end.”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 returnComing off a 16-day break, the Bolts shook off the cobwebs early and zapped their way back from an early nine-point deficit before regaining control in the second quarter to grab the 34-26 halftime lead.The low-scoring duel continued in the second half before the Bolts finally wiggled out of the Fuel Masters’ grasp as they opened the fourth quarter with a 17-7 blast, turning a tight 53-46 lead at the end of the third quarter to a comfortable 70-53 advantage, punctuated by an Amer jumper with 4:03 left in the game.last_img read more

Road rules change for city

first_img“It doesn’t make sense,” he said. Through traffic has been diverted from San Fernando Road onto Railroad Avenue at Lyons Avenue. Drivers can only access San Fernando – soon to be renamed Main Street – by adjacent side streets. The changes are part of a redevelopment plan that calls for a more walk-friendly shopping and arts district. City officials saw the parking plan in another city and liked how it worked and are trying it in the old downtown. Several stop signs – almost one at every intersection in the downtown area – slow the pace of traffic on the former thoroughfare, where many local residents have walked and lingered for years. The driver of a 24-foot pickup truck jumped the rear wheels on the sidewalk as he parked to prevent the front end from blocking the lane. “I was just being considerate,” said Jim Benton, employed by a pool-cleaning business. “When I backed in a lady almost hit me – she wasn’t allowing me to back in. I don’t think it’s the greatest design.” Despite a flashing turn signal showing his intent to park, Larry Bird, 59, had a near miss with a car following close behind him – yet he gushed about the plan. “I love it!” he said. “My truck is bigger than the average truck to parallel park. There was rarely a space I could get into.” Bird serves on the Newhall Redevelopment Committee, a quasi-official panel that makes recommendations to the Santa Clarita Planning Commission. Victor Feany is another big fan. After working at Newhall Hardware since the 1970s he bought it in 1998. “I think once the rest of the people using this get used to it there aren’t going to be any problems,” he said, noting that two of the nine cars parked near his store had headed in. “The biggest problem I see right now is so many cars park wrong. When they park wrong it’s dangerous for everybody.” One of those who headed in was Bill Gomez, 34, a salesman from Monrovia who whipped across the street in a swooping arc when he realized he hadn’t followed directions. He failed to heed the new pictorial street sign because it angled away from the parking slots. “I had to look three ways,” he said. “These are set up backward, they should go with the flow of traffic. It doesn’t make any sense, whoever’s crazy idea that was.” The signs might be confusing to the many Spanish-speaking residents who live in the area because they are written in English. Changeable message signs alert drivers, but they, too, are only in English. For some the space barrier trumped the language barrier. “This street is too small for stuff like this,” said Virginia Condon, 67, who wedged her van into a slot across from her destination, Jazmin’s Bakery. Feany said one of the biggest detriments to growth in the area has been the lack of parking. Parking structures are planned, but for now the two-hour time limit for street parking will have to do. “I can feel the mood of the street, it’s a lot quieter,” said Feany, noting the layout provides more parking spaces for patrons. Reflecting the growing pains, Bud Sabatino, 48, disagreed wholeheartedly. “They’re a bunch of boneheads,” he said of those who devised the parking plan. “Not only are they making my commute to my house longer, I think this whole revitalization is a joke. “They’re going to kill the flavor of the neighborhood,” he said. “The diverse flavor of ethnicities, regular people who come down here – they’re going to price me out.” judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – The new paint job on San Fernando Road in downtown Newhall is as perplexing for some as a Jackson Pollock splatter-dash canvas. The former four-lane road was narrowed to two lanes Thursday and back-in diagonal parking slots replace parallel parking. A double solid line – which means no crossing – bisects the street. “I almost got hit pulling in – you have to pull out almost into opposing traffic – cars are following you,” said Michael Perl, 51, as he and his son waited for breakfast at the Way Station. “Cars were coming right at us.” Perl couldn’t find a spot for his pickup truck in the coffee shop’s parking lot so the Saugus resident gave the new plan a shot. last_img read more

HARTE CALLS FOR FREE TEXTS FOR ALL FOOTBALL FANS!

first_imgLabour Senator Jimmy Harte has called on the mobile phone companies to give the travelling fans free texts during the European Championships.The Co Donegal politician and football fan also called for reduced tariffs as a gesture to the many who are travelling to Poland and hopefully onto Ukraine.“According to reports, as many as 40,000 fans are hoping to travel to at least one game and these fans have been saving for a long time to see the Irish team in a major championship. “The companies will make plenty of revenue from these fans who will be calling home but it’s only fair that they should not be subjected to the exorbitant roaming fees that they will be hit with.“A study in the UK, based on average tariffs, has found consumers could face a total daily phone bill of around €330 for calls, texts and data for Ukraine bound fans so in Poland it may be a similar story,” he said.Senator Harte said he will ask the Minister for Sport Michael Ring to make the case for the hard pressed fans who are concerned about the mobile costs in Europe.“The phone companies have an opportunity to show the fans that they value their custom and offer them a gesture at this great event,” he said. HARTE CALLS FOR FREE TEXTS FOR ALL FOOTBALL FANS! was last modified: May 22nd, 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

Premier League team of the weekend: Including Arsenal and Swansea stars

first_img Centre-back: Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) – The Potters have been hit by injuries this season and they were without captain Ryan Shawcross for the trip to Vicarage Road. In his absence, 24-year-old Dutchman Martins Indi played a leading roll in the 1-0 victory over Watford, winning his aerial battles as Mark Hughes’ side moved to 10th in the table. Right-back: Victor Moses (Chelsea) – We have shifted the Nigerian across to the left side in order to squeeze him into the side. The 25-year-old has been a revelation at full-back under Antonio Conte, attacking well while also performing his defensive duties. He netted the second in the win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Midfield: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – The 27-year-old Chilean scored twice as the Gunners defeated Bournemouth at the Emirates. He has played in a more central role this season and now has 10 goals in 18 appearances for the north Londoners. 11 Forward: Fernando Llorente (Swansea) – The World Cup winner showed how valuable he can be for Bob Bradley’s side in this season’s relegation battle. The 31-year-old Spaniard scored twice in added time as the Welsh side beat Crystal Palace 5-4 at the Liberty. Midfield: Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – The Englishman capped off a fine week with a goal in the win over Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. Walcott spent Saturday by his wife’s side as she gave birth to son Arlo and the 27-year-old celebrated with a baby rocking celebration, later saying he was the ‘happiest person in the world’. 11 11 11 Central midfield: Leroy Fer (Swansea) – The 26-year-old Dutchman netted twice as nine goals were scored in Swansea’s match with Crystal Palace at the Liberty. He has now scored six goals from nine attempts this term. 11 11 11 11 Left-back: James Milner (Liverpool) – Mr Reliable, Milner put in another excellent display at left-back. It’s too easily forgotten he’s actually a midfielder, and also that he started his career as a striker. He netted another penalty as the Reds got back to winning ways against Sunderland. 11 Another exciting round of round of Premier League matches provided us with plenty of action and entertainment.It proved to be something of a goal fest, with 31 goals bulging nets across an action packed two days.Swansea and Crystal Palace took part in a thriller while Chelsea extended their 26-year unbeaten run against London rivals Tottenham.The weekend ended with the Blues top of the league table, one point clear of Liverpool in what is shaping up to be an excellent title race.Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s best XI from the weekend’s Premier League action and comment below if you agree or disagree… Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – The Dutchman showed exactly why the Premier League’s top clubs are after him. In recent weeks Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have been linked with signing the former Celtic defender. He performed well in the victory over Everton, in front of former boss Ronald Koeman. Goalkeeper: Darren Randloph (West Ham) – Click the right arrow, above, to see who else makes the team of the weekend in a 4-3-3 formation… – The Republic of Ireland shot-stopper came into the side to replace out-of-form Adrian and he repaid the faith shown by manager Slaven Bilic. The 29-year-old produced a string of spectacular saves to help the Hammers draw at Old Trafford, preventing Rashford, Lingard and Pobga. 11 11 Forward: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – The Argentinian just cannot stop scoring. He found himself in the right place at the right time as he netted twice in the victory over Burnley. The 28-year-old already has 16 goals to his name this term. Forward: Alvaro Negredo (Middlesbrough) – Expectations were high when Boro signed the former Man City striker on loan from Valencia. He had not scored since the opening game of the season – 12 games later he netted twice in the 2-2 draw at Leicester, providing a classy finish from a tight angle for the second.last_img read more

Koeman hits out at Klopp and ‘crazy’ Liverpool staff after Everton’s derby loss

first_img1 Ronald Koeman blasted Jurgen Klopp’s behaviour in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.Everton miserable record at Anfield – they haven’t won there since 1999 – continued as they crashed to a 3-1 defeat.Liverpool boss Klopp was his usual animated self on the touchline, and was infuriated by a challenge from Ross Barkley on Dejan Lovren which saw the midfielder yellow carded.And his reactions angered managerial counterpart Koeman, who told reporters after the match: “Tackles are part of football – I saw some tackles from Lucas.“It’s all about football but we don’t make a show from the bench like Liverpool. It’s football – a hard and fair game.“I don’t like coaches from the bench the whole time shouting to referees and linesmen, making a big show about tackles.“They were crazy. They didn’t need the physio on the pitch. It’s a man’s sport.”Opposite number Klopp did not want to be drawn into a row with the Dutchman.The German said: “It’s a little bit difficult. It’s like hearsay for me. He didn’t say anything to me. We shook hands after the game and so I don’t think it’s my job to speak about him.“My staff is fine, really good boys, involved in the game. They don’t ask for anything that’s not right. Sometimes we have tinted glasses – it’s possible – but sometimes it’s pretty clear.”Despite Everton’s defeat, Koeman declared himself pleased with the efforts of his side.After Sadio Mane’s early opener, Matthew Pennington levelled with his first appearance of the season to give the Blues brief hope but goals from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi earned the home side victory.Koeman said: “I’m proud, I’m really proud about the team, in a way how we played today. Of course we lost the game, but I think the final result is not reflecting in our performance. They have some quality players.“Overall I think we can be proud of the way we played, how difficult we made it for Liverpool. That’s the way we like to play and how we’d like to continue.” Ronald Koeman glares Jurgen Klopp on the touchline last_img read more

Jose Mourinho tells Man United star to ‘shut up’ and sign new deal

first_img1 Jose Mourinho says he told Marouane Fellaini to “sign the contract and shut up” after the Manchester United midfielder suffered an injury against Tottenham.The Belgian is facing a number of weeks on the sidelines with knee ligament damage.Fellaini is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season and has so far resisted offers to pen an extension.And Mourinho has revealed he made a cheeky attempt to get 30-year-old to sign before the extent of his injury was revealed.“I told him yesterday ‘sign the contract and shut up’,” Mourinho said with a laugh.“I told him ‘don’t gamble too much, sign the contract before you know the extent of the injury’.”On Fellaini’s injury, Mourinho added: “It’s not an anterior cruciate ligament. It’s not a complete rupture of any structure of the knee.“But we need him and the Champions League is arriving and there are lots of tough matches to play.“We will probably lose him for a few weeks, but I cannot say two, three, four, five at this moment.”last_img read more

AVC expecting $50.5 million

first_imgOther projects that can only be paid for by Measure R funds are also expected to get under way in the near future. Those projects include modifications to make buildings accessible to disabled people, renovation of Marauder Stadium, and improvements to athletic fields, including a parking-lot expansion. The $139 million Measure R is funding construction aimed at updating the Lancaster campus, which has several buildings more than 40 years old, and will start the initial development of a Palmdale campus off Barrel Springs Road in southeast Palmdale. The overhaul is needed, college officials said, to accommodate enrollment expected nearly to double to more than 23,000 students by the year 2015. The first Measure R project was a $3.2 million parking lot, which added 915 parking spaces to ease a chronic college parking shortage. Other recent college construction has been financed from other sources. A sheriff’s academy building that opened this fall was paid for by community development funds from Lancaster and Palmdale, and new nursing classrooms by a state grant, spokesman Steve Standerfer said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Antelope Valley College officials expect to receive $50.5 million from Proposition 1D, the $3.5 billion school construction measure that California voters passed Tuesday. Supplementing funds from the college’s $139 million Measure R, which Antelope Valley voters approved in 2004, the state money will help pay for a health-science classroom building and a theater-arts building as part of a long-range campus expansion. “We look forward to continued build-out of projects as outlined in our (2004 local) bond,” college President Jackie Fisher said. Consisting of a 400-seat theater that can double as a lecture hall and a two-story health-science building with 37 labs and classrooms, the two buildings are expected to cost $70.7 million, with Measure R funds covering $20.2 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The theater building, which is to be built along Avenue K south of the existing theater, could start construction by 2008. Construction for the health-science building is further away, however, because other buildings must be relocated using Measure R funds to make room for it. The next campus expansion project, expected to break ground next year, is a $8.9million complex that will house a new operations and maintenance building, a warehouse and new greenhouses for agriculture courses. Completion of the maintenance building is scheduled for late 2008, the agricultural buildings in spring 2009. The existing maintenance and agricultural facilities are in the way of the new health-science building. The new maintenance and agricultural facilities will be financed with Measure R funds because they don’t qualify for state money, officials said. last_img read more

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists: ‘We believe we can hurt Young Boys’

first_img AFP or licensors AZ Alkmaar vs Man United (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Birmingham vs Middlesbrough (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTFulham vs Charlton (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 The Gers have already beaten Feyenoord 1-0 in their Europa League group AFP or licensors “They try to get the ball wide and cross early, they fill the box with big numbers and they’re a very positive team.“I think they try and thrive off the 30-odd thousand that are in the stadium and try and play at a good speed.“At the same time we believe if we can play to our level and cope with the pitch and cope with the supporters, we’ve got enough to try and hurt Young Boys as well. 2 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Steven Gerrard insists Rangers can hurt Swiss champs Young Boys Steven Gerrard is adamant Rangers can ‘hurt’ Young Boys in their Europa League clash on Thursday evening.The Gers visit the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf hoping to maintain their perfect start to Group G, but are well aware they are up against a formidable Young Boys side who have not yet tasted defeat in the league this season.Gerardo Seoane’s hosts finished 20 points clear of their nearest challengers as they stormed to the Swiss Super League title last campaign and Gerrard insists they deserve Rangers‘ respect. But he is also confident that if his players can deal with the artificial pitch and the atmosphere, they can make life difficult for the home side.He said: “We come here with respect for this Young Boys team.“I think to win this league domestically by 20 points; they’re obviously a good team.“Yes, they’re a direct team but I think it would be a disrespect if you just said they’re direct because I think they play some nice football at the right times. LIVE on talkSPORT “So we come here with confidence but with big respect.”Rangers began their European campaign with a 1-0 home defeat of Feyenoord, while Young Boys head into the clash having lost their Europa League opener in Porto.Last month’s match was their only defeat of the season to date, despite playing 14 games in all competitions.last_img read more

Mayor Speaks From The Heart About Flood Relief

first_imgThe businesses and residents win every time. “My first priority is that the business owners and homeowners are helped as quickly as we can. They are the life blood of the community. They are the life of our city,” said Merry. “I want to see they get help as quick and as fast as they can. To get them back up on their feet.”Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch came to Salem this morning to tour the flooded areas and see, firsthand, the devastation.“I want to take back stories and images so we can make a case for help,” she said.While waiting on government assistance, Merry pointed out the Flood Relief Fund he and Clerk Treasurer Sally Hattabaugh set up yesterday.Salem Mayor Troy Merry has spent a lot of time on the phone the past 72 hours reaching out to local, regional and state agencies for help.“Like I said on the radio this morning, if you want to go donate straight to them, that’s fine. It takes the middle man out. We set up a fund here….we’ll have a one page application when they walk in and I want them to have what they need. I don’t know what the amount they need to get their lives back on track. Whether it’s $50 or $1000, I want them to walk out with what they need.”“That’s what so special about Salem and this community,” said Crouch.“The people who have stepped forward and volunteered is what has gotten us through this,” the Mayor said. “It’s unreal. My main concern is that these people are taken care of. Our first priority is the people who have businesses and the people who live here. I know what they’re feeling. I want to be able to give them help so they can put that OPEN sign back in the window or go back to their house. If I can see that done, I’ll be happy that they’re taken care of. As a city government, we’ll take care of our problems once they are taken care of.”In that area, Merry said an assessment has been completed for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Salem and is already in the “millions of dollars.  “We’ve had engineers looking at the streets…we’re working on that,” he pointed out. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Indiana Homeland Security and others were also in town to discuss the likelihood of state and federal assistance. However, according to the Federal Emergency Management Association, funding is usually only awarded in multi-county disasters. Indiana Director of Homeland Security Brian Langley said Alexander was on point during the disaster. “All these damage assessments are critical,” Langley said. “I think we’re moving in the right direction [and] will help make this highly competitive. Having a person like Desi is critical. With all this information, you’re building a case. I wish we could do things quicker. I can guarantee the information she’s tracking is making a very good case.”The question remains is how the data will be interpreted by state and federal officials, and when purse strings will be opened (if at all). Alexander said the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are still working to assess household damage. District 73 Representative Steve Davisson asked how fast Small Business Administration aid could be available for local businesses. Langley said, “There is a process there, too, through damage assessment. The Governor would make a determination on whether to have the SBA come in and help. That can be a fairly quick process. The key to that is the assessment that Desi and our team is making. We can do our part as quickly as it can.”Merry said, “We live in the greatest country we could live in. We’re blessed to be in Indiana and blessed to be in Salem. Always glad to see the Salem signs. I watched the national news and see disasters all over.  People get help. I would like to see this community get a break. The small business owners put every dime into getting their business started. I know there are grants out there, but that’s another payment. That’s going to take something away from their family or they might have to cut an employee. I’d like to get them some help. I think there would be money out there somewhere. As a city, I’m just the mayor, our city doesn’t have a lot of money, but if we could get a grant from the city to help, we’ll try to match that.”“What the homeowners have in their house is all they’ve got,” Merry explained. “If there was some help, where we could come in and say – here you go. They’ve supported our community, and it’s time to support them back. I’ll stand behind them 100 percent!”Merry went on to say, “The city doesn’t have a lot of money, but by gosh, if a grant is the only way we can get money, and it only takes a few thousand dollars to match it, then by God, the city will get that grant.  I don’t care what any organization says. I’ll worry about the consequences later. These people are our life. I care about each and every one of you. I’m not going to let you down. We’ll get through this together.“I can’t walk into a house and watch them loose everything…or go into a business that I can go to when I need a donation —  they cut me a check and don’t ever ask me a question — but now I have to tell them they have to pay for this. I ain’t going to do it…I won’t do it. As long as I have breath….they can get rid of me, impeach me. They can do whatever. I’ll be behind them. These people — I have all the faith in the world [in them]. I love our community,” he said. Merry is also working with Ruth Hackman, District Conservationist with the USDA and Natural Resources Conservation Service. They could provide funding for cleaning up debris along the river. Duke Energy worked tirelessly to repair and restore electric, Frontier Communications is repairing phone lines and poles on High Street and countless other volunteers worked over the weekend to restore life to businesses that were flooded.  There’s one thing that City of Salem Mayor Troy Merry has made known since the election over a year ago — that he cares deeply about the City of Salem and its residents.During the recent flooding, Merry has worked non-stop alongside other officials and aid workers to make sure everyone is taken care of. Now, he’s balancing getting funding for items and facilities damaged belonging to the City of Salem with helping local businesses and residents.  center_img “We’ll get through this and we’ll be better than what we were before,” said Merry.last_img read more

Charlie finally get his hands on his €500k lotto cash

first_imgAn 84-year-old retired Donegal farmer and cancer survivor has picked up a EuroMillions Plus winning cheque for €500,000 from National Lottery headquarters.Charlie Meehan, 84, from Manorcunningham, was one of two EuroMillions Plus winners who claimed €1 million between them on the same day.Charlie, who decided to go public with his win, purchased his golden ticket at Barclay’s Newsagents in Raphoe for the EuroMillions Draw on February 5th. Speaking from the National Lottery Winners Room with family members by his side he said: “It is nearly three weeks since I won this prize and it hasn’t had any great effect on me at this stage! I had cancer of the bladder in 2012 and spent several weeks in hospital. Thankfully I am still clear of cancer and that to me is more important than any money. This is the icing on the cake for me.”Charlie said he checked his numbers on teletext on the night of his big win.“I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to be absolutely sure so I woke my daughter Ann who was asleep in bed. She got an awful fright at first when I woke her up. She checked the numbers online and confirmed the win. “Charlie, who has three children and four grandchildren, then woke his wife Ruby and told her they had come in to some money. “Her immediate reply was ‘How much’” he quipped! Asked what he plans to do with his winnings he said: “There are a few women around the house who have their ask in! This will give us more comfort and I will look after my family. But nothing can compensate you for your health and once I am well I am happy.”Charlie finally get his hands on his €500k lotto cash was last modified: February 26th, 2019 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:Charlie Meehandonegallottowinnerlast_img read more