San Miguel takes lead in PBA Finals after clobbering Magnolia in Game 3

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “The key here is we’re able to match their energy,” said coach Leo Austria. “We even exceeded their energy and that’s because of our second unit at the start of the fourth quarter. They were the ones that really worked that’s why I opted to let them stay until the last few minutes.”San Miguel showed it was more than just June Mar Fajardo, blowing the game wide open with a 17-3 blast in the payoff to establish a commanding 92-71 advantage even with the reigning PBA Most Valuable Player resting on the bench.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 crownMarcio Lassiter once again waxed hot, going 5-of-9 from downtown to finish with 24 points, six rebounds, and five steals, while Chris Ross added 14 markers, four boards, and two dimes.Fajardo wound up with 21 points and 17 rebounds as his services were no longer needed in the payoff period for San Miguel. LATEST STORIES Arwind Santos added 14 markers, six boards, five rejections, and three steals as the Beermen got big boost from their reserves which accounted for 33 points.Brian Heruela chimed in 11 points and two rebounds and Gabby Espinas contributed nine markers and two assists, allowing the third-stringers to see some action late in the game.Mark Barroca was the lone bright spot for Magnolia with 22 points, four rebounds, and three steals, while Paul Lee got 15 markers, seven dimes, and three boards before exiting early in the fourth quarter with a hand injury.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 111 — Lassiter 24, Fajardo 21, Ross 14, Santos 14, Heruela 11, Espinas 9, Cabagnot 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 5, Pessumal 4, Semerad 2, Vigil 2, Lanete 0, Mamaril 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism WBC to probe Wilder desire to cause ring death 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 MOST READ View comments MAGNOLIA 87 — Barroca 22, Lee 15, Ramos 12, Simon 10, Dela Rosa 6, Gamalinda 6, Jalalon 6, Sangalang 6, Brondial 0, Herndon 0, Mendoza 0, Pascual 0.Quarters: 29-22, 50-49, 75-68, 111-87.RELATED STORY Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew San Miguel vs Magnolia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel imposed its will and demolished Magnolia, 111-87, in Game 3 to take the upper hand in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Energized by the week-long break, the Beermen came out in full strength and cruised to the 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can inch closer to their fourth-straight all-Filipino crown on Wednesday still at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

GALLERY: Clarkson leads PH delegation as Asian Games kicks off

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard in the NBA, was all smiles as he proudly waved the Philippine flag.But the highlight of the glitzy opening was when the two Koreas marched together in a heartwarming moment. Lim Yunghui, a women’s basketball player from South Korea, was the flag-bearer for unified Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’A performer dances before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fred DUFOURDancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYActors perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADPerformers laugh as they wait to take part at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEAn actor impersonating Indonesian President Joko Widodo rides a motorbike during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADUnified Korea’s flagbearer Lim Yunghui leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYPhilippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINPhilippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINPhilippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINPhilippines’ delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKAPhilippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYFireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADFormer Indonesian athlete Susi Susanti lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADFireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arief BagusFireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arief BagusFireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arief Bagus Halep beats Sabalenka to reach third Cincinnati final ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Filipino-American basketball star Jordan Clarkson led the way for the 270-plus Filipino athletes in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens PLAY LIST 01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Ex-con gets life in A.V. killing

first_imgThe trial for co-defendant Ernest Scott, 27, also an ex-convict from Lancaster, is expected to begin in March. Along with Trice’s murder, Scott will be tried in the beating death three months earlier of Littlerock antiques shop owner Virginia Gnerlich. The slayings were Littlerock’s first in three years. Johnson was arrested in April 2004 on an unrelated drug offense and later charged with Trice’s murder, records show. Scott was arrested two days later, and the following month was charged with Gnerlich’s slaying. Gnerlich, the owner of Victoria’s Antique Garden, was beaten to death during a struggle inside her store in July 2003. Gnerlich, who had multiple sclerosis, lived in the Pearblossom Highway shop. The cash register was stolen, along with a small amount of money. Trice’s body was found in October 2003 in his home on East Avenue R-10 by his daughter, who came to pick him up for an appointment. Trice’s killers took items from his home and stole his vehicle. Scott had been released from prison two months before Gnerlich’s slaying, and Johnson had been out of prison 21/2 years before Trice’s death. Scott had served time in the California Youth Authority as a juvenile, and in 2000 was sent to state prison for an attempted robbery in Long Beach, state records show. He was released on parole in May 2003. Johnson was convicted in 1995 of attempted robbery in an Antelope Valley case. In 1999, he was convicted of forging a driver’s license or identification and was released on parole in March 2001. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An ex-convict was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the October 2003 slaying of a 76-year-old Littlerock man, who was bound and beaten in his home. Ronnie Johnson, 31, was charged along with another man – whose trial is expected to begin later this year – of robbing Charles Trice and leaving him to die of asphyxiation and a neck injury. “There were several family members there. They all made statements and talked about what a good generous person he was and what a tragic loss it was for the community,” Deputy District Attorney Robert Sherwood said. “It was very emotional.” Johnson was convicted in November by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury of first-degree murder with special circumstances, robbery and burglary. The jury acquitted him of auto theft. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. Testimony during the trial indicated that the defendant knew the victim and that the defendant lived in the area. The defendants may have gone through the victim’s house looking for drugs, but there was no evidence that Trice was selling drugs or had any in his residence, prosecutors said. DNA evidence found on duct tape that was used to bind the victim came back with a match to Johnson, prosecutors said. The defense had argued that the DNA evidence was not reliable and that prosecution witnesses were not credible, prosecutors said. last_img read more

Leicester, Stoke share spoils in entertaining clash

first_imgAgainst Stoke they looked dangerous and pacy on the break with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez a threat and winger Demarai Gray earning another start just days after signing a new deal at the club.Puel’s side took the lead just after the half-hour mark when Vicente Iborra lashed home a half volley after the ball fell at his feet following a corner and had clear chances to pull further ahead.First, Jack Butland saved superbly from Shinji Okazaki, in for the injured Ben Chilwell, and Iborra headed over from another corner.But Leicester were made to rue their profligacy six minutes after Leicester’s opener when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting played an incisive defensive-splitting ball first time into the feet of Xherdan Shaqiri, whose left-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area found the net via the inside of the post.Riyad Mahrez put Leicester back in front with half an hour to go moments after Kasper Schmeichel pulled off an impressive save from Ryan Shawcross.But Leicester were pegged back again when Crouch, brought on just minutes earlier, headed in a Shaqiri corner in the 73rd minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Stoke City striker Peter Crouch (L) climbs to head home their second goal during the English Premier League match against Leicester City at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on November 4, 2017STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.The 2015-16 Premier League champions parted company with Craig Shakespeare last month after slipping into the relegation zone but have recovered strongly under caretaker boss Michael Appleton and ex-Southampton boss Puel.last_img read more

10 INCREDIBLE Cristiano Ronaldo records that defy belief!

first_img 5. The ex-Man United star was the first player in a major European league to score more than 50 goals in four consecutive seasons – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… 8. Ronaldo has scored 12 headed goals in the Champions League – the most by any player – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… 10 2. He is the only player in history to have scored 60 or more goals in four calendar years – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… 6. Ronaldo was the first player ever to score 40 goals in a professional league in two consecutive seasons – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… 10 7. The 30-year-old is the first Real Madrid player to have scored on every day of the week – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… 10 10 10 10 10 9. The Portugal superstar is the first Real Madrid player ever to score more than 30 league goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… It was only a matter of time before Cristiano Ronaldo broke another record at Real Madrid.The superstar headed home his 300th goal for the club in their 2-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, becoming the quickest player to do so, managing it in 288 games.Ronaldo, 30, is in a constant battle with Barcelona star Lionel Messi to earn the crown of the world’s best footballer, which seems unlikely to end anytime soon.So for the next few days at least, here are ten incredible Ronaldo records for your viewing pleasure…Click right to scroll through our list…Statistics correct on Thursday, April 9, 2015. 10 10 4. Ronaldo became the first player ever to score in six consecutive Clásicos – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… 1. Ronaldo was the first player to score in every minute of a game (not in a single 90 minutes, mind – he’s amazing but not that amazing!) 10 3. Ronaldo has the best goal ratio in La Liga ever with 1.11 goals per game – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… 10. Cristiano Ronaldo is the fastest player to score 300 league goals in La Liga – Click right for more incredible Ronaldo records… last_img read more

Exclusive – John Stones transfer request was inevitable, claims Charlie Adam

first_imgStoke City midfielder Charlie Adam believes it was only a matter of time before John Stones handed in a transfer request at Everton.The England defender asked to leave Goodison Park on Tuesday as he tries to force a move through to Premier League champions Chelsea. Stones has been heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge this summer and Everton have reportedly rejected three bids for the 21-year-old.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Adam sympathised with the situation Stones finds himself in.“It was inevitable, if he wants it to happen, it’s the next stage,” said Adam.“He’s played 50 games for Everton but you don’t get Chelsea coming to your door very often. He wants to play at the top level and in the Champions League.“Everton’s a good club, with great fans and Bill [Kenwright] has done a great job, but it’s an impossible job not to turn Chelsea down.“When Chelsea come for him again, it’ll probably happen within the next week.”last_img read more

‘We are planning for the future’ – Klopp admits Liverpool set for summer rebuild

first_img1 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is already making plans for next season.The Reds, beaten League Cup finalists on Sunday, have endured a disappointing Premier League campaign.Klopp has already signed Schalke defender Joel Matip and Red Star Belgrade playmaker Marko Grujic for next term, and more signings look set to follow in the summer.“We will plan for next season, that is clear,” said the German. “We have to wait for the right moment and we have to think about a lot of things.“I cannot say we are close to this decision or that decision but we work the whole day and it is not only preparing for games.“We have to plan the future and that is what we are doing.”With Klopp plotting a summer splurge at Anfield, a host of players are being linked with the exit.Simon Mignolet – at fault for Fernandinho’s goal during Sunday’s League Cup final defeat – is one of those whose future appears far from certain.But the Belgian has the backing of his boss, who said: “I didn’t read the newspapers but everyone told me there is a little bit of rumour about (him).“I would lie if I said the goal we got (conceded) in the final was ‘unholdable’ but Simon knows it too.“I am not sure it is a mistake but it was not perfect. That is football players’ lives, especially goalkeepers’ lives. But on the other hand I cannot say absolutely anything negative about Simon.“Since I’ve been here he has had to handle a lot of pressure and I think there was any day when someone outside Melwood has been 100 percent satisfied with what he did but he has had a lot of good games for us.“He is old enough and experienced enough and together we have to handle this situation and together we have to go through.“Even when it is a final I cannot make final judgements and say ‘So now I see I can trust him, and him I can trust always’ – that is not how life and football is.“At the end when we have to make decisions there is a lot of information and maybe it is 500, 600, things to think about and then only one of them is how we played in the final.“I always learn about my players but not only in finals.”Klopp’s immediate plans involve selecting a team for the visit of City having sustained more injuries at Wembley.Midfielder Lucas Leiva, who played in central defence in the final, has been ruled out with a muscle injury sustained in actually taking his saved spot-kick.Centre-back Mamadou Sakho will continue to be assessed after he was forced off in the first half with a head injury, while Klopp will be cautious with injury-prone striker Daniel Sturridge after he struggled with cramp having played 120 minutes.“It doesn’t look too good with Lucas. He had problems with the muscle when he shot the penalty and he has got some more problems so I think he is not available,” said Klopp.“With Mama I don’t know exactly; we had to make a decision in the moment at the sideline and I think it was the right decision.“I’ve not heard anything until now about any real issue but I have to wait for the final judgement of the doctor.“We don’t want to go risking (anything) tomorrow.”Liverpool comfortably beat City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium back in November and, although a win against them at Anfield would have a significant bearing on the title race, Klopp is not interested in the wider issues.“If someone wants to be champion they should be champion without our help, our points,” he added.“I don’t think about who can win the league in this moment – my only thought is how we can win tomorrow.” Jurgen Klopp last_img read more

YET ANOTHER DOG GOES MISSING: CAN YOU HELP FIND IT?

first_imgMISSING DOG: Yet another dog has vanished in a worrying trend now developing across Donegal.Almost every week we carry stories appealing to the public for information on dogs that have gone missing. While some owners are thankfully reunited with their pets – many aren’t and are devastated at the fact they’ve lost their beloved pet.Many feel these dogs are being snatched by people looking to make a quick dollar by selling them on.Another Donegal Daily reader, Olive Gallagher contacted us earlier asking to share the following post on our website.“Just letting you know that my dog went missing from Sessiaghoneill on Saturday morning. “She is a black and white collie called Lady.“She is 16yrs old, totally blind and deaf, and has never been outside our house and garden before.“Lady seems to have vanished and we’re just heartbroken that we can’t find her.“Any help would be greatly appreciated.YET ANOTHER DOG GOES MISSING: CAN YOU HELP FIND IT? was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Around the horn: 3 early-season thoughts on the Oakland A’s

first_imgThe A’s might not be in first place in the American League West heading into their two-game home series with the Houston Astros, but make no mistake, 10 percent of the way through the 2019 season, this team likes where it is.You can’t win a division in April, but you can lose it. So while things have hardly been perfect, this team being one game over .500 in the midst of their difficult season-opening stretch (which included a trip to Japan, an injury to Matt Olson, and questionable starting …last_img

Double Tri Nations win for SA

first_imgSouth Africa is the Tri Nations winechampion as well as the rugby cupholder.(Image: Stellenbosch Wine Routes) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rianie StrydomGM, Haskell Vineyards+27 82 290 6399• Andre MorgenthalCommunications Manager, Wines of SA+27 21 883 3860Janine ErasmusNot only is South Africa tops in the Tri Nations rugby ranking, it’s also the reigning champion in the lesser known, yet no less prestigious, Tri Nations wine challenge.The annual Tri Nations rugby tournament, contested by South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, draws millions of sports-mad fans each year. The same three nations vie for the Tri Nations wine challenge, which this year took place in Sydney, Australia, in September.In 2009 the Springboks outshone all opposition on the field, while a Shiraz from Haskell Vineyards in Stellenbosch snatched the sought-after Four Seasons Hotel Trophy for the best wine of the show – right from under the noses of 321 of its southern hemisphere rivals.Haskell Pillars Syrah 2007 also took the award for the best Shiraz on show, as well as the best red, which is not surprising given South Africa’s long-standing reputation as a producer of world-quality wines.Haskell GM and winemaker Rianie Strydom was ecstatic. Invitation to the competition is by invitation only, and she was honoured just to have been able to participate.“I am proud that our wine performed so well internationally. This is not only an award for Haskell Vineyards, but for South Africa,” she enthused. “It shows that our wines have come of age.”Strydom, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, with viticulture and oenology as majors, added that she was thrilled to have beaten Australia’s top winemakers on their own turf. She joined Haskell in 2004 after a 10-year tenure as winemaker with the award-winning Morgenhof estate.Other South African wine estates that shone on the night include Kleine Zalze, which took the trophy for best Cabernet, and Doolhof, which was the runner-up. All in all, local wines brought home an impressive 19 gold medals – South Africa’s best result at the competition so far.Among the medallists were Pongracz, Cape Chamonix, Nederburg, Constantia Glen, Neethlingshof, Rustenberg, Fleur du Cap, Lomond, Kaapzicht, Beaumont, Kanu, Springfontein, Laibach, Neil Ellis, Boekenhoutskloof, and Anthonij Rupert.Setting the standardThis is not the first time that a South African wine has walked off with the big prize. Warwick Wine Estate claimed the same honour when it won the Tri Nations challenge in 1999 for its 1998 Warwick Chardonnay.But Haskell Pillars Syrah 2007 has set a new standard by becoming the first local wine to be named best red as well.The Haskell range of wines will hit the stores in November 2009, giving the young Haskell Vineyards the best start they could have wished for.Prestigious competitionThe Tri Nations wine competition was established in 1995. This year’s edition, the 14th, saw only the best wines from the three countries – each wine therefore a potential winner – facing off.Wines compete in 13 classes, with between 20 and 30 wines in each class, and are blind-tasted by the judging panel, which comprises one judge from each participating country.Once all the entrants have been tasted the 13 category winners are judged again for best red, best white, and best wine on show. The top 13 wines each receive a trophy, and the three best wines overall receive a perpetual trophy.South Africa’s 2009 representative was the experienced wine consultant and international judge Michael Fridjhon, who has been a Tri Nations judge from the start and this year chaired the panel. Australia was represented by professional wine writer Huon Hooke, while wine master Bob Campbell represented New Zealand.Wine countryHaskell Vineyards is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains in the premium wine-growing region of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province.The 23ha farm, which sits next to the famous Rust en Vrede winery, was known as Dombeya (Latin, meaning “wild pear” in reference to a tree that grows freely in the region) until American entrepreneur Preston Haskell bought it in 2002. Haskell, who lives in Moscow, is one of Russia’s top property developers.The American soon brought Australian Grant Dodd on board as his business partner and the two wasted no time in making a number of improvements, among them a brand new state-of-the-art cellar that can process 150 tons of grapes.According to Haskell, his goal is to produce 10 000 cases in total of Haskell and Dombeya wines over the next few years.With 15ha of vines, the estate still produces Dombeya wines and has garnered a number of awards for them, but will soon launch its own brand. Haskell Pillars Shiraz 2007 is the first product of that label and already seems destined for greatness.Queries or comments? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more