NCAA: Perpetual rallies to close out Letran in thriller

first_imgUniversity of Perpetual Help needed crucial stops in the final seconds to dispatch Letran, 78-75, for its first win in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kim Aruin, who turned the ball over twice in boneheaded plays, capped off the Altas’ 12-0 run with a step back jumper for Perpetual’s 77-73 lead with 1:35 left in the game.Charcos put up 27 points, 22 in the first half, for the Altas while Jelo Razon had 13 points and seven rebounds.Prince Eze struggled mightily in the offensive end scoring just seven points on 2-of-10 shooting but grabbed 15 rebounds and had six blocks for the Altas.Quinto led the 0-1 Knights with 15 points, eight rebounds, and six assists while Calvo had 14 points.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Prince Eze stepped up on defense down the stretch, blocking JP Calvo to preserve the Altas’ 77-75 lead with less than a minute left in the game.After Edgar Charcos split from the line for the 78-75 score line, Eze once again denied Bong Quinto’s attempt. Athough the ball ended up in Calvo’s hands, Letran’s point guard couldn’t get a proper shot up as the buzzer sounded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s all about finishing games and closing out,” said Altas head coach Frankie Lim as they got to a 1-1 record. “When we were up by three points, all I asked is to make a stop and get the rebound.”Perpetual, though, wasn’t on the drivers’ seat for much of the fourth quarter as Letran held a 73-65 lead early in the period. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Lucas Matthysse: welterweight champion, knockout artist View commentslast_img read more

Democracy is in crisis

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to a letter written by Mr Vincent Alexander captioned `No basis for Jagdeo to conclude GECOM Chairman has been biased”, which was published on June 14, 2018. This piece clearly illustrates how well adjusted Mr Alexander has become to defending the systemic injustices being imposed by the ruling “lumpen bourgeoisie” against the people.This piece from Mr Alexander exposes the process by which four (4) of the seven (7) GECOM Commissioners are prepared to put the “boots on the neck” of the majority of our people in their quest to perpetuate administrative skullduggery and favouritism in public office. The facts would reveal that, after evaluating the job functions and interviewing the shortlisted applicants, the person with the highest score for Deputy Chief Elections Officer was still denied the role. WHY?First off, all the taxpayers of Guyana are funding GECOM, and therefore this organisation must, in principle, be seen to be serving the entire nation. The team at all times must reflect Guyana in all of its shades and forms.If one were to look at the top 13 officeholders in GECOM, just like the sitting list of Permanent Secretaries and Regional Executive Officers, one would safely see that, as a collective, none of these groups of public servants reflects the rainbow of talent that constitutes Guyana. This is an excellent case for the ERC and the Ministry of Social Cohesion to investigate.In 1990, when discussions were being advanced and the system was constructed to restore democracy in Guyana, President Hoyte and the then Leader of the Opposition, Cheddi Jagan, agreed to the Carter Model as a check and balance system to prevent exactly this situation that is happening today at GECOM. Their vision was that GECOM was going to be an independent agency created by law to conduct and regulate free and fair elections and elections free from fair. They provided GECOM and its predecessor with jurisdiction over the entire electoral process, and with systems to foster a collection of ethical people at the top, who at all times aimed to preserve its impartiality by fostering a course that was unbiased and dispassionately balanced. Unfortunately, today under Mr Patterson, this is not the case. In 2018, GECOM comes across as an organisation that is prejudiced and very biased.So if Mr. Alexander was not stuck in that aloft gang of “pseudo-milquetoast” elites, he would have realised that he holds a view that does not necessarily reconcile to that of the majority. Irrespective of what they do, if this course is pursued, this nation will, in the end, suffer. That is why the collective fight back must happen now, because unrighteousness must never be allowed to conquer righteousness, and we must never allow the rulers to walk the nation back to the days of colourful elections as practised by Burnham.I am therefore calling on Guyanese in the diaspora to internationalise this fight by writing to your Senators, House Members, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries. The struggle must be taken to a different level. The facts are there for all to see. Indeed, democracy is in crisis in Guyana today.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img

Gang woes spreading, group says

first_imgIn an apparent snipe at public officials, Chappell hinted that it is not in the community’s best interests to be developing parks and recreation facilities at a time when crime seems to be the public’s top priority, an assertion Parris supported. “Until law enforcement is provided with every tool they need to protect our families, we shouldn’t be thinking about one other thing,” Parris said. Speaking forcefully in support of increasing law enforcement’s presence countywide, and especially in the Antelope Valley, Baca said he expects to win the Board of Supervisors’ approval to build a permanent 300-person lockup to house Antelope Valley inmates. “Anyone who commits a crime in the valley goes there and does 100 percent of their time,” he said. The group stressed public involvement as essential in achieving its crime-reduction goal. The audience was urged to get involved in Neighborhood Watch groups and work as sheriff’s volunteers. Most of those in attendance strongly supported the group’s message. “If you’re asking me, the most important things are that we get more law enforcement and that people serve their full term when they go to jail,” said Scott Williams, a Lancaster man who identified himself as a church member. The lone dissenting voice at the meeting was Roger Elliott, a 69-year-old Palmdale man who spoke during the public forum of the need to augment law enforcement with social services. Elliott, a professional boxing trainer who has worked with troubled youths most of his adult life, said the group didn’t appear to him to be interested in addressing the root causes of gang violence. “There was no compassion,” Elliott said. “All they talked about was how they were going to spend money on more police.” Elliott said he supports law enforcement, but found the group’s approach to be one-dimensional. He noted little mention of investing taxpayer dollars in social programs such as mentoring, tutoring, education and job training, which many experts consider essential to crime prevention. He said he was not aware of the group’s political leaning. “It was very biased,” Elliott said. “These kids have problems that some of those people in that church don’t even dream of.” Some group members and some in law enforcement expressed concern about possible gang retaliation against the group. Most said they believe it’s a risk they must take. “I’ve thought about (retaliation), but I just believe if we don’t put our foot down, where’s it going to stop?” Lizarde said. “There could be retaliation, but as a community we have to take a stand. People are (crime) victims every day anyway.” (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Trino Lizarde said he never expected it to come to this. Lizarde, who moved with his wife nine years ago to the Antelope Valley expecting a safer place to raise children, said that after a few tranquil years he’s now seeing the same problems that dogged Montebello, the East Los Angeles community he left behind. “When we first moved here, you didn’t have the paramedics, the (sheriff’s deputies) or the helicopters all the time, and it’s gotten to the point where we’re hearing them on a daily basis,” said Lizarde, 39, of Lancaster. “It’s very much shocking.” Lizarde brought those concerns Monday night to Lancaster Baptist Church, where an overflow crowd of more than 3,000 attended the first meeting of Antelope Valley War on Gangs and Crime, a grass-roots organization founded by the Rev. Paul Chappell and attorney R. Rex Parris. Lizarde said he is part of Lancaster Baptist Church’s regular congregation. Lasting more than two hours, the meeting featured speakers including the group’s co-founders, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, as well as a 30-minute public forum. Political leaders from both cities and about two dozen sheriff’s deputies were among the crowd. Introductory remarks from Chappell and Parris underscored their group’s conservative Christian message and heavy emphasis on law enforcement. “At the heart of the problem is a problem of the heart,” remarked Chappell, who said a “spiritual revival” is required to reduce crime and calling criminal street gangs “domestic terrorists.” last_img read more


first_imgHopefully many will conquer Errigal tomorrow!How often have you climbed Errigal? Once? Never? Perhaps half a dozen times?Well now an invitation has gone out to join Carrickfin man Anraí O Domhnaill (Henry O’Donnell) as he summits tomorrow, 2nd August, at 1pm for his ONE THOUSANDTH time!Anraí is also celebrating a great family event – his 50th birthday with all proceeds from the climb in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team (DMRT). The Team, who are very appreciative of Anrai’s efforts, are all unpaid volunteers on call to protect us in the hills 24/7, three hundred and sixty five days a year.Anraí’s record breaking number of climbs on Errigal is more than impressive, beginning as he did at 6 years of age (December 1969) in the company of his father Peter and his brother Joe.It set in motion a yearning that spurred a lifetime of adventures at home and abroad. His average number of climbs per year from 1969 –2014 is just over 22.Anraí has many worldwide expeditions under his belt, such as a recent trip to South America taking in its highest point, Aconcagua at 22,837 feet, and its lowest point, Laguna del Carbón, 105 metres below sea level after a hazarduous crossing of the Patagonia Desert. However, this surely is also a most remarkable feat, yet on our doorsteps and attainable to all.To date €3000 has been pledged and all are welcome to come along to enjoy a great days craic on Errigal. A choice of easy, moderate and summit hikes will be available to suit all fitness levels.The Mayor of Donegal, Cllr John Campbell is launching the event and indeed is up for the challenge of being the first First Citizen of the County to hike Errigal in the chain of office.Also present will be the King of Tory and though some twenty years Anraí’s senior he suggests that there will be a tussle between Mayor & King as to whom will claim Errigal’s crown first tomorrow!Live trad music, craic, guest speakers and a colour certificate to every participant. There may even be a gathering of beautiful young Mary ladies from Dungloe but what will they do with the stilettos……! Starts at 1pm SHARP but be there from 12 noon to sign in.ARE YOU UP FOR HAVING A ‘GRAND’ TIME WITH ANRAI CLIMBING ERRIGAL? was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ANRAI O’DONNELLclimbErrigallast_img read more

Halloween Fest in Letterkenny set to be the biggest, best and scariest yet…………

first_imgShopLK brings the Halloween Fest to Letterkenny with fun and games for all. On Saturday 29th of October, the town centre will be filled with ghouls, ghosts and all kinds of wonderful costumes as the people of Letterkenny get ready to follow the trick or treat trail.Register for the Trick or treat Trail from 12.30pm at Market Square and bring the children on a fun filled trail round Letterkenny.Now in its 5th year the Halloween Fest is proving really popular with children and adults. Many of the shops on Main Street and beyond will take part in the Trick or Treat Trail giving out treats to all the families in fancy dress. Letterkenny CDP once again bring their Halloween Monster Bash to town along with the House of Fright Mares, Photo Booth, Fancy Dress Competition, Disco with DJ Scoop and lots more games, arts & crafts. The Letterkenny Shopping Centre and Retail parks are also getting involved with face-painting, family fun, pumpkin carving a lots more besides.After all that we have a Halloween parade lead by the Letterkenny Senior Accordion Band at 4pm with dancers, ghouls, ghosts and scary monsters parading to the Courtyard Shopping Centre where the prize winners will be announced.The President of Letterkenny Chamber, John Bowe, said, “We’re delighted to see how popular the Letterkenny Halloween Fest has become. It is great to see whole families out in town for the day dressed up in their creative costumes. The event is growing each year with the Retail Park, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Main Street and The Courtyard Shopping Centre all involved making it a real community event. We look forward to seeing all the fabulous costumes on the day and we’ll be here to join in the fun.”This Halloween also meet St.Colmcille and hear the legend of the Súileach Monster (watch out the monster may be lurking about) plus hear many more tales from the warrior saint.  Lots of fun to be had trick of treating and who knows you may get selfies with the monster. Letterkenny Halloween Fest on Saturday 29th October includes all your favourite Halloween activities. Monsters, ghouls, ghosts and the trick or treat trail. So spend the whole afternoon in Letterkenny this Saturday for the best in Halloween fun.Halloween Fest in Letterkenny set to be the biggest, best and scariest yet………… was last modified: October 25th, 2016 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:FeaturesFestHalloweenletterkennynewsShop LKlast_img read more

No. 49 Men’s Tennis Wins 4-3 Decision At Nebraska

first_img 1. Dusty Boyer/Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Philips, Bayo/Wood, Ben (DU) 6-3 2. Gillespie, Vinny/Lott, Ben (DU) def. Scott Elsass/Marc Herrmann (NEB) 6-3 4. Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 7-5, 6-3 2. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Marc Herrmann (NEB) 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 Match Notes Drake 14-9 (1-0); National ranking #49 LINCOLN, Neb. – The 49th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team came back to upend Nebraska, 4-3, on Wednesday at the Dillon Tennis Center.The Bulldogs improved to 15-9 on the season and went 6-1 against Big Ten opponents.”We got off to a great start by taking the doubles point which ended up being the decider with both teams each winning three singles courts,” Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski said. “Our doubles has been a roller coaster this year and it was nice to pick up the doubles point for the second straight match.”Drake jumped out a 1-0 lead when it took the double point. Sophomores Ben Stride and Calum MacGeoch cruised past Andrew Dzulynsky and Bradford Zitsch, 6-2, at the No. 3 spot, as freshman Vinny Gillespie and senior Ben Lott clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 victory over Scott Elsass and Marc Herrmann at No. 3.The Huskers got out to a quick start in singles, winning the first set on five of the six courts. Nebraska went on to win courts No. 6, No. 4 and No. 1, respectively to take  a 3-1 lead.Stride was the only Bulldog to win his first set as defeated Zitsch, 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 5 spot, putting Drake within one, 3-2.”Stridey came back from an 0-3 start to claim our lone first set and gave us a much need boost,” Kozlowski said. “Calum saved break point at 1-1 in the second set with a 75-ball rally and after that point he never looked back.After dropping the first set 6-2, MacGeoch bounced back to take the second set 6-4 and then won the third set 6-2 to tie the match up at three.The decisive match point came down to Gillespie and Herrmann on court two. Herrmann managed to win a first set tiebreaker, but Gillespie responded in a dominating fashion, winning the final two sets 6-2, 6-1.”Vinny let his first set slip in the tiebreaker but made a few adjustment and really controlled the final two sets,” said Kozlowski.The Bulldogs wrap up the regular season on Saturday, April 23 when they square off against Illinois State and Southern Illinois in Normal, Ill.  #49 Drake 4, Nebraska 3Apr 13, 2016 at Lincoln, Neb. (Sid & Hazel Dillon Tennis Center)  Singles competition Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,4,1,5,3,2) 1. Dusty Boyer (NEB) def. Lott, Ben (DU) 6-4, 7-6 Nebraska 11-9 (2-5) Doubles competition 6. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB) def. Hands, Tom (DU) 6-3, 6-4 5. Stride, Ben (DU) def. Bradford Zitsch (NEB) 7-5, 6-3 3. Stride, Ben/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Andrew Dzulynsky/Bradford Zitsch (NEB) 6-2 3. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Spacious family home with five-bedrooms on the market for €195,000

first_imgA spacious family home with five double bedrooms, two reception rooms as well as a large kitchen is on the market for €195,000 in Carrigans. This deceptively spacious home extends to 2921 sq ft over two floors. Having three bedrooms on the ground floor the property may be of particular interest to elderly house hunters or perhaps someone with a disability.The property also has a part glazed golden oak PVC front door with fully glazed side panels and fanlight.The full listing can be viewed by Franklins here!Spacious family home with five-bedrooms on the market for €195,000 was last modified: September 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Carriganspropertylast_img read more

The power of rest: Warriors stars reaping benefit of conservative minutes plan

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – During those forgettable regular-season games in the middle of the winter, the Warriors’ itinerary usually played out this way.The Warriors’ star players usually played no more than 35 minutes a night. They missed games over minor injuries. They spent more time at practice receiving treatment than actually scrimmaging.A few months later, the Warriors …last_img read more

Nariyal Paani, Festival by The Sea

first_imgThe third edition of Nariyal Paani, which is known as the ‘Festival by the Sea’, is a mashup of Indian and international independent artists performing live original music. Related Itemslast_img

Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player

first_imgMLS Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 03:13 12/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Valeri MLS Portland Timbers 09242017 Jaime Valdez MLS Portland Timbers The Argentine star’s fifth season in Cascadia was his best yet, as he reached several milestones en route to being named the league’s top player Major League Soccer announced on Monday that Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has been named the 2017 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player.Valeri tallied 21 goals and 11 assists in 2017, becoming just the second player in MLS history to record at least 20 goals and 10 assists in the same season. The Argentine reached another milestone during the campaign when he scored in in nine consecutive games from July 29 to Sept. 24, the best run in MLS history.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 31-year-old also set a league record for the most goals scored by a midfielder in a single season, beating the previous mark (18) set by Preki in 1996.Valeri’s heroics helped Portland finish atop the Western Conference, winning the division on a tiebreaker over arch-rival Seattle.It was an unforgettable season for El Maestro.Relive his magical 2017 @MLS MVP campaign. #RCTID— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) December 4, 2017The 31-year-old easily won the vote, earning just over 50 percent of the combined tally between MLS players, club management and the media.Last season’s MVP, New York City FC striker David Villa, came in second in the voting with 16 percent of the combined vote. Villa was followed by Chicago’s Nemanja Nikolic, then Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco and Miguel Almiron of Atlanta United to round out the top five. Valeri is the seventh South American to be named MLS MVP and the third from Argentina, joining Christian Gomez (2006) and Guillermo Barros Schelotto (2008).last_img read more