NCAA: Red Lions rip Cardinals for 10th win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Donald Tankoua unloaded 24 points that went with eight boards for San Beda, while Calvin Oftana added 11 points.The Cardinals, meanwhile, faltered to 2-8 after a sixth straight loss. Laurenz Victoria led the team with 19 points.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’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 San Beda dominated Mapua, 80-55, for remain one of the hottest teams in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament on Friday.The Red Lions shrugged off a slow start against the Cardinals then broke the game wide open in the second quarter en route to a 10-1 record, just game behind league-leader Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steph Curry dances and dazzles in Manila return Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Thomas Kojo ‘Impressed’ with Johnson’s Debut Performance

first_imgJoel Johnson (in kicking motion) at one of Lone Star’s training sessions at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex National team head coach Thomas Kojo said he was impressed with the performance of debutant Joel Johnson in the Lone Star Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against DR Congo on Sunday, September 9, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Defender Johnson, a right-back, was part of coach Kojo’s starting lineup when the Lone Star played to a 1-1 stalemate against DR Congo in the country’s second match in Group D of the Nations Cup.A late goal from DR Congo’s substitute Elia Meschak helped the Leopards salvage a point after Liberia skipper William Jebor scored the opener in the 62 minute.“From my own analysis, he did extremely well, despite playing in Africa for the first time. Defensively, he played so well by following all my instructions, so I was impressed and I hope he will maintain his good performance in the future,” Coach Kojo said.He added, “Rating him out of ten, I will grade him eight.”Born September 20, 1992 in Torrent, Valencia, to a Liberian father and a Spanish mother, Johnson currently plays for North American club Charlotte Independence.The right-back, who will be turning 26 on September 20, gained the admiration of thousands of supporters, who turned out to watch the national team play, expressing admiration at Joel’s brilliant touches and ball control in the right-back position.Johnson was among 11 foreign-based players that Coach Kojo invited in August for the DR Congo clash.Joel was a product of Valencia CF’s youth system and made his senior debut at 17, appearing with the reserves in the third division, and eventually suffered relegation.On March 8, 2010, as both right-backs in the first team, Bruno and Miguel, were unavailable, Joel made his first La Liga appearance, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against Racing de Santander.Released on June 30, 2012, Joel went on to compete solely in the lower leagues. Later, on April 6, 2016, he signed with United Soccer League side Charlotte Independence.In another development, coach Kojo said the team can do better if much effort is shown to improve the national league.“Our league is poorly run, and we play against players from top rated leagues. But our young players were able to compete with those players. What if we start to invest in our young players?” Kojo rhetorically remarked.The Lone Star dominated the match, but later exhibited a poor performance due to what coach Kojo described as “the players’ lack of concentration.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amb. Kemayah to be Elected Chair of UN 4th Committee

first_img– Advertisement – Amb. Dee Maxwell S. Kemayah, Sr. -Main Session Commences Today The Fourth Committee, one of six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), will today, Thursday, October 4, commence its work for the 73rd Session of the UNGA, with Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations seeking to be elected as chair, a dispatch from New York has said.Formally endorsed by the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations, Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., is expected to be formally elected, unopposed by the entire membership of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during the opening of the main session of the Fourth Committee, which is formally referred to as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee.According to the dispatch, Amb. Kemayah will then lead the Committee in consideration of a broad range of global issues including decolonization, review of peacekeeping operations and special political missions; relief for Palestinian refugees, atomic radiation, assistance in mine action as well as the peaceful uses of outer space.Amb. Kemayah was endorsed by the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations, following his presentation to the group on why Liberia should be given the opportunity under his leadership to chair the committee.According to a dispatch from Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Kemayah, who presented Liberia’s case a day after he arrived in New York, spoke of the wealth of experience he brings to the post, and urged the Group to endorse his candidacy in the spirit of African solidarity; while assuring that he would justify the confidence reposed in him by performing his duties diligently and objectively, guided by the principle of impartiality;  bringing proud to Liberia and the African continent.In his presentation, Amb. Kemayah recounted the many contributions of the Republic of Liberia toward the political independence of many countries in Africa. Amb. Kemayah used the occasion to renew the commitment of His Excellency Dr. George Weah, the government and people of Liberia toward the growth and development of Africa.The Chairmanship of the Fourth Committee would be the first for Amb. Kemayah since assuming his duties at the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations three weeks ago. He looks forward to a successful session and proper representation of President Weah, the government, and people of the Republic of Liberia, and Africa as a whole.It may be recalled that Liberia last chaired the Fourth Committee 57 years ago when Ambassador and former President of the UNGA, the late Angie Brooks Randolph, presided over the 1961 Session of the Committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

O.C. sheriff plans to delegate most duties

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Campbell said Carona would submit a plan in writing to each of the supervisors before their meeting on Tuesday, when Campbell had planned to submit a resolution urging Carona to step aside. Campbell said the resolution was now unnecessary. Carona was meeting with his lawyers to decide what jobs he must do by law while he remained sheriff, and which he could hand off. “He can’t delegate certain tasks,” Campbell said. “He knows there are some things he must continue to do.” Campbell knew only that the sheriff planned to make the move “soon” but had no specific timetable. Carona has not made an announcement about any such move, and a message left with a Sheriff’s Department spokesman Friday was not immediately returned. Carona was facing seven counts of conspiracy, mail fraud and witness tampering in a federal corruption case unsealed earlier this week. He has vowed to remain in office and fight the charges. Campbell said the command staff would be led by Undersheriff Jo Ann Galisky, and that Carona would be available for consultation. Carona returned to work Thursday, a day after appearing in federal court in handcuffs to face the corruption charges.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press SANTA ANA – Orange County’s embattled sheriff planned to hand off most of his day-to-day duties while he faces federal corruption charges, a county supervisor said Friday. Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell said Sheriff Michael Carona told him Thursday that he was drawing up a plan to hand over specific tasks to others in his department. “He asked his command staff to come up with a plan to take over day-to-day operations,” Campbell said. last_img read more

FA Cup: Man United boss frightened by West Ham duo after poor defensive showing

first_img1 Louis van Gaal admits West Ham striker Andy Carroll could run riot in Wednesday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay if his Manchester United defence does not improve.Carroll scored a brilliant hat-trick against Arsenal on Saturday, terrorising the Gunners’ back-line in what was only the striker’s first league start since January.The 6ft 3in forward’s performance has pushed him back into the reckoning for England’s Euro 2016 squad this summer and he will be confident of capitalising again versus a United side vulnerable after a 3-0 drubbing at Tottenham.The defeat saw the Red Devils concede three times in six minutes at White Hart Lane and Van Gaal is well aware a similar display could spell the end of his team’s FA Cup hopes.“I’ve seen the Andy Carroll show (against Arsenal) and I think our problem against Tottenham was also the miscommunication of our central defenders,” Van Gaal said.“I hope that we improve our communication because it is very important this game for us.“Carroll has special qualities. We have seen that in the match that he played on Saturday. It was also against Arsenal and they have great central defenders but still he could do that.“So we have to cope with Andy Carroll and not only Andy Carroll, the other players.“They have a certain player called Dimitri Payet for example, he can also play, and (Manuel) Lanzini can also score goals.”Sunday’s loss means United trail Manchester City by four points in the race for the Champions League while their hopes of silverware now rest solely on the FA Cup. West Ham, however, have little reason to be fearful.They held United to a 1-1 draw in the first game at Old Trafford last month, have not lost at Upton Park since August and, as Van Gaal was keen to point out, will enjoy the benefit of an extra day’s rest.“It is our last chance of a title so it is very important for the players, the club, the manager and the fans,” Van Gaal said.“And still we have one day less than West Ham United. That’s also important. We have proved against Arsenal and Manchester City, in spite of less days to recover, we could beat them.“So I hope we can recover very good, also mentally because the defeat to Tottenham was a blow of course. Everybody knows this is the last chance.” Andy Carroll and Dimitri Payet are worrying Louis van Gaal ahead of Wednesday’s clash last_img read more

Kelly’s American Diner named as ‘Best Family Restaurant 2016’

first_imgKelly’s American Roadside Diner at Mountain Top, Letterkenny has added yet another award to its already impressive list of accolades. Restaurant Manager Leah McNulty tells us she and her team “are extremely proud and most thankful to be awarded the prestigious “Best Family Restaurant 2016” at the Families First Annual Awards Ceremony held on Friday night past in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey.Families First is a thriving home grown company that literally puts families to the forefront of everything they do and their annual event gives parents and families their say in recognising the brands, restaurants, activity centres, educational facilities and products all the family love and feel deserves recognition. The Diner’s valued customers had nominated the restaurant for this award in early Spring this year, followed by a judging from mystery auditors and online votes collectively ranked Kelly’s American Diner the Best Family Restaurant in the North and West of Ireland. The award presented on Friday night is a celebration of the exceptional service and unbeatable value the restaurant demonstrates and is recognised throughout Northern Ireland and right along the west coast to Galway.Mairtin Kelly owner of the Kelly’s Complex told Donegal Daily, “Kelly’s American Diner caters for every budget and boasts an extensive menu including our famous Steak Saturday’s and ever popular Early Bird Breakfast.“The massive menu of Milkshakes and Slushes offering over 24 different flavours, the introduction of the Heavenly Zone menu earlier this year along with complimentary dvd players, unlimited juice and ice cream with all kids meal deals sets the restaurant apart as an exceptional experience for the whole family.”In addition to the “Best Family Restaurant 2016” award, the team at Kelly’s are this week being presented with their “Customer Service Excellence” award. This award is testament to the teams dedication to excellence where they ensure customer service and delicious food is placed at the forefront of their proposition. This award is a fitting tribute to their hard work and commitment for excellence. After picking up the Families First “Best Family Restaurant 2016” Award at Jackson’s Hotel, Manager Leah McNulty told Donegal Daily, “We are extremely excited and delighted by this honour, to be recognised as the best is so humbling.“I would like to congratulate the Kelly’s American Diner team for this award and also take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all our loyal customers for the nominations and votes. We look forward to continue to provide the best experience and fresh wholesome food at affordable prices to you all into 2017.”As a Thank You to all their customers Kellys American Diner are offering *Free Kidz Meals* to all Under 10s this Sunday 23rd of October and look forward to seeing you there!Kelly’s American Diner named as ‘Best Family Restaurant 2016’ was last modified: October 19th, 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:2016American RoadsideBest Family RestaurantBusinessKelly’s Dinernewslast_img read more

177 SCHOOLS ACROSS DONEGAL GET GRANTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS

first_imgA total of 177 primary schools in Donegal are to receive a grant before the end of November to enable them to undertake small-scale repairs, under the Minor Works Scheme.Senator Jimmy HarteSenator Jimmy Harte has welcomed the announcement.He also confirmed that the Summer Works scheme has been re-opened to local primary and secondary schools for the first time since 2011 describing it as “great news.” “News that the Summer Works scheme has been reinstated for the first time in three years was confirmed by my colleague, the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn, on Thursday.“Funding from the scheme will allow local schools to carry out works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings. This includes small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, or structural improvements. It also minimises the disruption to students, this scheme applies to work undertaken during non-school time.“It will also create direct and indirect local construction jobs.”It is up to all local primary and secondary schools to identify the most urgently required projects to be funded from the Summer Works Scheme, and to apply accordingly. Meanwhile, the Minor Works grant will be paid to every primary school in (insert county) by the end of the month. It provides them with a small amount of funding to carry out small capital or improvement works to the school.Each school will receive a payment of €5,500 per school, and a further €18.50 per mainstream pupil, or €74 per pupil with special needs.“I am especially pleased that these two schemes have been announced this week. Despite the funding constraints on the Minister’s capital budget, Minister Quinn continues to improve educational infrastructure in local communities,” added Senator Harte.177 SCHOOLS ACROSS DONEGAL GET GRANTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS was last modified: November 8th, 2013 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:donegalimprovementsschoolsSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

DRUNK DRIVER DID HANDBRAKE TURNS WITH WEDDING RIBBONS STILL ON CAR

first_imgAn Inishowen drunk driver who performed handbrake turns and drove at high speed into a housing estate where young children were playing has been warned about his ‘shocking record’ of motoring offences.Michael McColgan, 27 Chlos Padraig, Carndonagh admitted two charges of dangerous driving and a charge of drink driving at Carndonagh District Court this week. A fourth charge of assault was withdrawn.The court heard that Mr. McColgan, a father-of-three, had wedding ribbons attached to the front of his car on June 28 last year when Gardai received a report that he was ‘doing handbrake turns’ and driving at ‘high speed’ through Clonmany. Gardai later observed the defendant in a black UK-registered Vauxhall Vectra driving dangerously fast into a roundabout at Malin Road, Carn at approximately 9pm on the same date.Inspector David Murphy told Judge Paul Kelly that Mr. McColgan (32) had driven into the roundabout with tyres ‘screeching’ and no regard whatsoever for other road users.Gardai recognised the driver as Michael McColgan and followed his vehicle, which turned at speed with ‘smoke and screeching noises’ into Chlos Padraig.While following the speeding vehicle into Chlos Padraig, Detective Mullins observed young children at play nearby and feared for their safety.Mr. McColgan, who had been alone in the car, then turned sharply into the driveway of a house before exiting the vehicle.Detective Mullins arrested the accused, who immediately became aggressive, telling Gardai that he wanted to go into the house to speak to his girlfriend.At this stage Detective Mullins detected a smell of alcohol from Mr. McColgan’s mouth. He admitted that he had been drinking.He then resisted arrest and the assistance of Garda Lyons was sought to place Mr. McColgan into the patrol car.The defendant was then brought to Buncrana Garda Station, where a reading showed that he had 70 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in his system, more than three times the legal limit to drive.Inspector Murphy told Judge Kelly that the accused, who now resides at Seaview Cottages, Glengad, has 31 previous convictions dating back to 2002, including multiple charges of dangerous driving, assault, criminal damage, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and threatening behaviour.Defence solicitor Ray Lannon claimed that Mr. McColgan had left his sister’s wedding on the day in question to avoid a possible argument that could have marred the occasion.“He was at his sister’s wedding in Ballyliffin that day. Certain persons had a go at him and tried to cause an argument that would have embarrassed his sister on her special day.”“To avoid anything occurring, he decided to leave the wedding and travelled from Clonmany to Carn.”Mr. Lannon said his client ‘didn’t realise’ that the guards were behind him in Carn and wishes to apologise to them for his actions.“He has a difficulty with drink,” he said.“Alcohol is the one common denominator in a lot of his previous convictions. However he is currently limiting his alcohol intake.”Solicitor Lannon said that Mr. McColgan earns a ‘reasonable wage’ as a fisherman and now has his life ‘back on a proper footing’.“All I can do is stand here and ask the court to show whatever mercy it can.”“He left the wedding to avoid a potential incident and, given those circumstances, I’d ask you to show leniency,” Mr. Lannon urged Judge Kelly.Judge Kelly said he would adjourn the case until September 15 next to allow for a community service report to be carried out on the defendant.However he warned that he was not ‘limiting’ himself to a sentence of community service.The judge told Mr. McColgan: “You have a shocking record of motoring offences and I’m amazed that you managed to get insurance to cover you on this occasion.”DRUNK DRIVER DID HANDBRAKE TURNS WITH WEDDING RIBBONS STILL ON CAR was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 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:Carndonaghcourthandbook turnsInishowenMichael McColganlast_img read more

County teams up for Challenge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Gonzales set the sophomore and junior course records the last two years. “It’s an event that’s coming up,” Don Lugo coach Don Salyers said. “It gets quality teams from Riverside and San Bernardino County.” Other Inland Valley teams scheduled to participate in the meet include: Alta Loma, Boys Republic, Colony, Diamond Ranch, Etiwanda, Jurupa Valley, Los Osos, Norco, and Rancho Cucamonga. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m., with the girls and boys sweepstakes races taking place about an hour later. CROSS CONFLICT This Saturday features the annual Inland Empire Challenge, one of the top high school cross country races in the area. The races are at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, and as usual, many of the top teams from San Bernardino and Riverside County will be participating. Upland and Don Lugo will be among the teams to beat in the boys sweepstakes. Don Lugo has won the San Bernardino boys title the last four years, but won’t be the favorite this year. Don Lugo will be without one of its top three runners, Alfred Gonzales, who is taking the SAT on Saturday. center_img The meet might have an even better entries list if not for the fact that the Clovis Invitational in Fresno takes place on Saturday, too. The meet is run at Woodward Park, the site of the state meet in November. Salyers said he might have taken his team to Clovis instead of to the Inland Empire Challenge this year, because several of his runners have never run at Woodward before. Only a conflict with a previous Saturday night engagement (one that would be hard to get back from Fresno in time), is keeping the Conquistadores closer to home. Ayala, Chino and Chino Hills are among the schools at Clovis on Saturday. Pete Marshall can be reached at (909) 483-9364 or p_marshall@dailybulletin.com. 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

“It’s like Poland in the 1980s,” says shop assistant as supplies run short

first_imgKernan’s recently restored service station at Tullygay on the edge of Letterkenny has everything the modern consumer needs at the last minute.Its clean lines and stunning signage just shouts ‘freshness’ at you when you walk through its doors.From a spotless deli to that late night bottle of Merlot when friends call unexpectedly, it’s the perfect convenience store/garage. But like many stores across the county, it was running low on those vital supplies of bread and milk.This morning Polish shop assistant Monika allowed herself a wry smile and remarked “It’s like Poland in the 1980s.”While it was not exactly like Eastern Europe of old, there was certainly something amiss in Kernans.Anthony Kernan and his staff run a tight ship and the thought of a half-empty shelf is not something they take lightly. They’re hoping to replenish those shelves later today before the country comes to a standstill around 4pm when Storm Emma swoops in from the sky.Like their counterparts from Ballybofey to Buncrana, it all depends on suppliers getting to the shops in time.But let’s be serious for a second, most of us can survive without milk for our cereal or bread for a ham sandwich.It would perhaps do us all a little better if we gave a little more thought to our elderly neighbours and each one of us making sure they’re okay for heat, light and some kind of food in the coming days.Get their phone numbers now if you haven’t got them already and make sure to drop them a line. “It’s like Poland in the 1980s,” says shop assistant as supplies run short was last modified: March 2nd, 2018 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