UE, NU keep Final 4 bids

first_imgUniversity of the East kept its bid for a Final Four spot after humbling University of the Philippines, 73-64, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Warriors won their third game in four outings to improve to 3-7 and stay on track of getting the fourth spot in the league.The Fighting Maroons slipped to a 4-6 record in a tie with National University, which dealt cellar-dweller University of Santo Tomas its 10th straight defeat, 91-83, earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Mark Maloles and Alvin Pasaol exchanged back-to-back triples in a span of 18 seconds to give UE a 68-58 lead with 2:49 to go in the fourth quarter.Pasaol then delivered the dagger, completing a three-point play for a 71-62 lead with 1:33 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUE head coach Derrick Pumaren is aware of the Warriors’ position in the Final Four race, but remains upbeat on their chances.“Until there’s a fourth team that makes it then we still have a shot at it,” said Pumaren. “We just have to stay positive in the things that are going on. We just have to play as a team and keep playing as one unit.”Pasaol showed his might with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead UE, while Mark Olayon missed a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. Rookie Juan Gomez de Liaño had 22 points and eight rebounds for UP while older brother Javi finished with 17 points and 11 boards.The Bulldogs, who entered the game having lost five of their last six games, went on a 24-6 run bridging the second and third quarters to take a 69-58 lead.Matt Salem then capped NU’s 11-2 run at the start of the fourth that put the Bulldogs up, 80-65, at the 7:29 mark.“We really needed to win today because we wanted to have a better chance to get to the Final Four,” said NU assistant coach Danny Ildefonso, who handled the team in place of the suspended Jamike Jarin.“I and the other assistants talked at the end of the first half and every one of us gave their insights on how we should adjust in the second half.” —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Unlikely Meralco power source Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

President honours 69 awardees at 2017 Investiture ceremony

first_img“I will continue to serve my country”, Chancellor pledges as she receives Order of RoraimaBy Shemuel FanfairIt was an evening of reflective dance pieces and patriotic songs that mirrored the devotion of the 69 persons who were honoured on Friday evening for their outstanding contributions to service and to the advancement of Guyana over the course of their lives.Receiving the night’s highest honour from President David Granger was actingCentral Islamic Organisation of Guyana’s Education Director, Moeenul Hack, received the CCH. In the photo is Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-HackChancellor of the Judiciary Yonette Cummings-Edwards, who expressed much humility and appreciation for being adorned with the Order of Roraima (OR). She was honoured for her contributions to law and administration.Established in 1976, the OR is the second highest possible honour that one canActing Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, was humbled to receive the Order of Roraima, and stressed that she would continue to serve her countrybe invested from the nation, and is limited to only 35 living Guyanese persons. Speaking after receiving the honour, Chancellor Cummings-Edwards indicated that moving forward, she would continue to work for, and be of service to, her country.In a brief address to the gathering, President Granger noted that his Administration would maintain the tradition of bestowing awards yearly, and that the names of the honourees would continue to be announced on May 26, Independence Day. He stressed that a national honour system is about highlighting and rewarding a person’s service, which he noted can increase the country’s wealth in science andIt took a few seconds for President Granger to attach acting Chief Justice George’s CCH, which prompted lighthearted laughter at Friday’s ceremonytechnology and can safeguard the nation’s interests.“Awards are not ornamental; they are not bestowed capriciously, awards celebrate the common good,” he noted.He stated further that such symbols embody the high values of citizens’ successes, and added that the younger generation can take their example fromStand at attentiontheir older counterparts who were bestowed with the honours.Of the ceremony’s 69 honourees, 1 received the Order of Roriama; 5, the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH); 44 the Golden Arrow of Achievement; and 14 the Medal of Service. Additionally, 2 received the Military Service Medal (Lieutenant ColonelsHonourees at this year’s InvestitureLawrence Fraser and Ramkarran Doodnauth of the Guyana Defence Force), while 3 were honoured with the Disciplined Services Medal for Meritorious Service. These were Assistant Commissioner of Police Nigel Hoppie, retired Deputy Chief Fire Officer Winston McGregor, and acting Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels.Acting Chief Justice Roxanne George and Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque received the CCH. Medal of Service honourees included Denise Dias, for her work in road safety and domestic violence awareness, and veteran journalist George Barclay.Golden Arrow of Achievement awardees were Environmentalist and aviationDance and song reflected the country’s culture and patriotismbusinesswoman Annette Arjoon-Martins, journalists Enrico Woolford, Adam Harris and Julia Johnson, and businessmen Hemraj Kissoon, Jose Da Silva and Guyana Revenue Authority Commissioner General Godfrey Statia.last_img read more

Igawa fitting in with Yanks

first_img“Hot dog,” he said in English. Iggy had his second bullpen session Saturday, throwing alongside Mike Mussina, Carl Pavano, Andy Pettitte and Chien-Ming Wang – with a line of video cameras recording every pitch. A 27-year-old left-hander who was the MVP of Japan’s Central League in 2003, Igawa is projected to be New York’s fourth or fifth starter. He’s already brought an innovation to the Yankees’ clubhouse, where Craig Wilson and Sal Fasano played chess last summer. Igawa spent some time Friday playing shogi, a Japanese version of chess, with a Japanese reporter as curious teammates, clubhouse attendants and media members looked on. Igawa is also a collector of toy planes – a short video posted on YouTube.com shows him operating and crashing a remote-controlled helicopter on a soccer field. But Igawa said he left them back in Japan. With wavy black hair that’s a bit longer than most on the closely cropped Yankees, and yellow-and-blue wrist bands from his personal brand, Igawa has cut a distinctive impression during his first few days with the team. He threw his first bullpen session to regular catcher Jorge Posada, and one of his first pitches sailed high, went through the gap between the door and the fence and nearly beaned a photographer. “The first pitch that he threw, it was, I don’t know, 6 feet off the plate, away. And another one away,” Yankees pitching coach Ron Guidry said. “And then I asked the interpreter: When was the last time that he threw off of a mound?’ And then he told me, `November.’ Well, now you can understand.” Playing for the Hanshin Tigers from 1998-2006, Igawa became a three-time Central League strikeout champion and earned consecutive All-Star berths from 2001-03. The Yankees paid $26,000,194 for the right to negotiate with him and the sides agreed to a $20 million, five-year contract. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TAMPA, Fla. – Kei Igawa is stomaching the adjustment to the major leagues. Not only is he learning new baseball habits with the New York Yankees, he’s adapting to food in America. center_img “Little by little,” he said through a translator. So, what food has he learned to like thus far? last_img

Damage from fires could cost more than $1 billion

first_imgAs Southern California fire crews began to get a handle on more than a dozen blazes that scorched the region, experts said damage costs will soar past $1 billion and could make it one of the costliest fire seasons in state history. In Los Angeles County, eight wind-driven wildfires that raged through the area since last weekend were mostly contained by Wednesday – and for the most part were out. The cumulative local toll: 24 homes and two businesses destroyed; 21 outbuildings ruined; 12 homes and five businesses damaged; two empty trailers torched; and 40 vehicles and two bulldozers up in smoke. And 97,071 acres blackened. In all, five firefighters and three other people were injured. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We’re looking really good,” said Inspector Ron Haralson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “Our percentages of containment are way up. We have a really good upper hand on almost all fires in Los Angeles County right now.” Costs rising What began Saturday in a remote canyon north of Castaic eventually exploded into a firestorm of separate blazes across seven counties, each driven by galloping Santa Ana winds. In San Diego County, officials said damage to more than 2,000 homes and businesses has topped the $1 billion mark. The cost of L.A.-area fires also continued to rise, with the four-day price tag for the 52,000-acre Ranch Fire in the Angeles National Forest estimated at $5.5 million for more than 700 firefighters from multiple agencies, and four aerial units. The total costs of the Canyon Fire in Malibu and the Buckweed Fire in the Santa Clarita and Castaic areas by Wednesday had reached $10 million for about 2,100 firefighters, helicopters and other equipment deployed. Overall, the cost of battling the blazes that have consumed more than 400,000 acres, killed one and injured 45 from San Diego to Ventura counties was expected to climb to about $100 million today, said Dave Hillman, deputy director of the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. The fire has cost $15 million to $18 million per day during the heavy Santa Ana winds, but as more aircraft are able to fly that tab is expected to rise even higher. Candysse Miller, executive director of the Insurance Information Network of California, a nonprofit insurance trade association, said the firestorms are reminiscent of the 2003 Southland fires. That year, the Cedar Fire in central San Diego County destroyed 2,200 structures and the Old Fire in San Bernardino County claimed 1,100, for a total insured loss of nearly $2 billion. Damage from this week’s fires will far outstrip those of the Laguna and the Topanga-Malibu fires of 1993. In Laguna, 441 structures were lost, with $350 million in insured losses; in Topanga-Malibu, 323 structures were destroyed with $375 million in insured losses. The most destructive fire in state history was Oakland Hills in 1991 when 2,900 homes were lost and $1.7 billion was paid in insurance claims – about $2.6 billion in today’s dollars. Hillman said most of the costs for the nearly 9,000 firefighters and 100 aerial units from across the country will be borne by Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Department. Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Sam Padilla said that in addition to ground crews, up to a dozen helicopters dumped water onto the Canyon Fire; at another time, a half-dozen were dousing the Buckweed blaze. Staff Writer Susan Abram contributed to this report. beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731160Want 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

James Tavernier signs new contract with Rangers

first_img James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn James Tavernier has become the latest Rangers player to sign an extended contract.The right-back has added a year to his current deal to commit himself to Ibrox until the summer of 2019.The 24-year-old hit 15 goals for Rangers last season after joining from Wigan and netted on Saturday as Mark Warburton’s team opened their campaign with a 2-0 League Cup win at Motherwell.Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and defender Rob Kiernan also signed extensions this week – following the lead of skipper Lee Wallace earlier this summer.And Martyn Waghorn is also expected to follow suit in the coming days.The business sees Warburton continue making long-term plans for Rangers after completing his ninth summer signing this week when he brought in Joe Dodoo from Leicester.The 21-year-old striker could make his debut when Rangers face East Stirlingshire in the League Cup on Friday night.Warburton – who will make a number of changes at Ochilview after the 2-0 win over Annan – said: “Joe is a young player with lots of qualities, lots of attributes, and if he trains well and makes an impression he will get his chance.“That has to be the case. There is no pre-agendas. If a player comes in and works hard and delivers in training, they will get their opportunity.“We’ve lost eight players and brought in nine – with maybe a couple more to come in – but there still has to be a pathway to the first team.”Even if Warburton fails to land the extra striker and centre-back he is looking for, he says his recent business has been more than satisfactory.“So far it’s been an outstanding summer in terms of getting that balance right,” he said.“We’re looking for that depth, that quality, that spark we may currently lack. But we’re delighted. The players are starting to gel and the fitness levels are starting to fall into place.“What we won’t do is just add numbers for numbers sake. They have to have something we don’t currently possess.”The Rangers boss believes one of his signings, Josh Windass, has already proven his worth.The 22-year-old former Accrington midfielder made an immediate impression on his debut against Motherwell with his driving runs and was equally as impressive against Annan.Warburton said: “If you look back at last season, not many fans would have heard of Tav, Waggy, Rob Kiernan or Wes Foderingham before they came here.“But they came and made an impression. So I think you have to give credit to our scouting department in terms of looking at our young talents.“Josh has already shown his quality. He’s got a change of pace, a dynamism in the final third and he’s clever on the ball.“So with him, I think you will see another young player – just as you will with Joe Dodoo and Jordan Rossiter – pushing really hard.“They haven’t come here to make up the numbers. Josh is a really exciting talent. We’re delighted with his progress so far. It’s early days and he knows what he has to do but we believe there is a real player there.”Meanwhile, Warburton has confirmed Matt Crooks is still three weeks away from returning to action after ankle trouble. 1last_img read more


first_imgAnd still the money for Relay For Life rolls in!We always knew the staff at Patrick Gildea Hairdressers were “a cut above.” But staff went out of their way to help others less fortunate than themselves and raised €1,700 to aid cancer research.The team are pictured with Patrick and Garvin McCloskey from Donegal’s Relay For Life.   PATRICK’S STAFF PROVE THEY REALLY ARE A CUT ABOVE! was last modified: June 7th, 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) Tags:Patrick GildeaRelay for Lifelast_img read more

Hamas tries for coalition

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Bardawil said two small parties were expected to join – the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a radical PLO faction, and Independent Palestine, a party led by human rights activist Mustafa Barghouti. Hamas sent letters Saturday outlining its political program to all parties, Bardawil said. “We gave them two days to evaluate and study this program,” he said, adding that a final round of talks with representatives from all parties would be held Monday. Haniyeh told journalists Saturday that negotiations over his Cabinet were nearing an end and lawmakers would be a minority in the new government. “The largest number of ministers will be from outside parliament. We’ll form a government that mixes between the political, the technocrats, the independents and the experts, so it can be prepared on all fronts,” he said. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Incoming Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that a majority of the ministers in the Cabinet he was putting together would come from outside the newly elected Palestinian legislature. Haniyeh, a leader of the Hamas group, has been negotiating with different Palestinian factions to put together a coalition government by the end of the month in the wake of the Islamic militant group’s overwhelming victory in Jan. 25 parliamentary elections. Hamas has been working to bring Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party into the Cabinet, but Fatah leaders have said they prefer to serve in the opposition. Hamas spokesman Salah Bardawil said the group told Palestinian parties they must decide by Monday whether to join a Hamas-led government. Haniyeh spoke after meeting with an umbrella group of Palestinian lawyers. According to minutes of that meeting, Haniyeh said that after his Cabinet is formed, he expects to send a delegation of ministers on a tour of the Arab and Islamic world and possibly to Europe. Abbas and Haniyeh met Friday as part of continuing discussions about the formation of a new Cabinet. Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat on Saturday denied reports that Abbas and Haniyeh were engaged in a major dispute over Hamas’ refusal to accept previous Palestinian agreements with Israel. Abbas was scheduled to leave today for a weeklong trip to visit Europe and Egypt. The United States and European Union have threatened to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority after Hamas takes power if the group does not renounce violence and recognize Israel’s right to exist. Hamas leaders said they had no plans to moderate their ideology. On Saturday, Abbas met with James Wolfensohn, an international Mideast envoy, and appealed for continued international aid to the Palestinian Authority, even after Hamas takes power, said Abbas aide Nabil Abu Rdeneh. “We told him that the international community should continue providing the Palestinian Authority with money,” he said. Without the international aid, the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority will not be able to pay the monthly salaries for its 140,000 workers. 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


first_imgTo celebrate International Credit Union day, Letterkenny Credit Union is giving one lucky member the chance to win an Apple Ipad with Retina Display. Letterkenny Credit Union joins 57,000 other Credit Unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day this Thursday.Letterkenny Credit Union has been committed to the local commumity it has supported for the last 52 years. On Thursday, Letterkenny Credit Union will join other Credit Unions from around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event which celebrates the role financial cooperatives play in improving the communities they serve and the lives of their members the world over.In Honour of this special day, Letterkenny Credut Union is giving one lucky credit union member the chance to win an Apple Ipad.All you have to do is call to the office on International Credit Union Day and carry out a transaction on your account.Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually in October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference.This year’s theme, “Local Service, Global Good” encapsulates what has long been credit unions’ philosophical principles – service to members and social responsibility.Speaking about International Credit Union Day, Gordon Randles, Manager at Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily, “The Credit Union movement only came to Ireland in 1958 but it tapped into the co-operative spirit in communities all over the country.“It’s a worldwide phenomenon that just keeps on growing, which is a real cause for international celebration!“It is a unique people-centred service to meet the unique needs of ordinary people. “Anyone can join a credit union – one of the differences from opening a bank account is that you become a member – and not just a number.“Yes, we’re changing to meet member’s needs, like introducing new electronic payment services, online access to accounts, new Travel and Car Insurances through www.coveru.ie and a raft of other services like bill pay and foreign exchange.“But our ethos remains the same and change will not be allowed to compromise what we stand for, or how we serve members’ best interests.Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for almost 203 million members in 103 countries worldwide. The Irish credit union movement is one of the most popular in the world with over 3.3 million members across the 32 counties.Letterkenny Credit Union like all credit unions exists to serve its members, providing a great place to save money and access affordable loans.Established in 1962, Letterkenny Credit Union has been serving the people of Letterkenny area for 52 yearsGordon concluded by saying; “Letterkenny Credit Union is embedded in the community.“Because of our members, we are able to play a vital role in the development and financial stability of the community.“Our strength lies in our difference and we are very proud of this fact.LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION GIVING MEMBERS THE CHANCE TO WIN A FREE APPLE IPAD was last modified: October 15th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesLetterkenny Credit Unionnewslast_img read more


first_imgChloe & Sam Magee have won the Mixed Doubles badminton title at the Noweigan Open in Oslo where they were top seeded.They defeated Rasmus Bonde & Maria Helsbol of Denmark 21/17; 21/16 in the final to claim their second international title of the year…and move them closer to Olympic qualification.Chloe had won four singles matches during a great run in the Ladies Singles event. However, she was defeated in the final 21/19; 21/14 by Linda Zechiri of Bulgaria. She could play in both Singles and Mixed Doubles games in London next year.MAGEES ON VERGE OF OLYMPICS was last modified: November 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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


first_imgThe Donegal sports agent behind the fastest man on the planet said he and Usain Bolt are “like brothers” and how he spends more time with the Olympic champion than his own girlfriend.Donegal man Ricky Simms is the Jerry Maguire-style figure behind the charismatic Jamaican who wowed the world with his 9.63 second 100m sprint into the history books on Sunday night.The 37-year-old from Milford has been managing the greatest sprinter the world has ever known since he was a 16-year-old fledgling track star. Ricky, who used to run with Finn Valley AC, said, “I always think we’re like brothers. I spend more time with him than I do with my partner. We know each other very well. His coach is the strict one and I’m the one that supports him and tries to make it as easy for him as possible.”In a recent BBC documentary, the most charismatic sportsman since Mohammed Ali revealed how he valued his close friendship with the Donegal man who brokers all his contracts.“Ricky is a great part of my life. From when I started professional he’s been my agent. We’ve had good times and he’s treated me the same way since the first time we met,” he said.  BOLT IS LIKE MY BROTHER – DONEGAL AGENT SIMMS was last modified: August 7th, 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) Tags:ricky simmsUsain Boltlast_img read more