Surging Bombers eye return to Final Four

first_imgMOST READ Stags brace for tough stretch, seek to end Final Four drought Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Although they are already out of the running for a Final Four spot, the Cardinals remain dangerous after last week’s back-to-back wins—their first this season.“What’s important is that we have our fate in our hands,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses in Filipino. “We want to continue improving this late in the season and this game (against Mapua) gives us another chance to do that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Bombers are also looking to continue their three-game win run and avoid a playoff for the last postseason spot. JRU is coming off a 60-58 victory over San Sebastian on Friday.Arellano, on the other hand, hopes to fan its Final Four hopes against San Sebastian in the 4 p.m. clash. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Chiefs, at 6-9, are teetering on the brink of elimination but a win could muddle up the race for the remaining Final Four berth. —CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jose Rizal U shoots for a Final Four berth when it battles resurgent Mapua, while Arellano fights for survival against San Sebastian in NCAA Season 93 basketball on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A victory by the Heavy Bombers in the 2 p.m. clash with the Cardinals will book a return trip to the Final Four for coach Vergel Meneses’ charges, who last made the postseason two years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

GSSF/DIG host fruitful maiden Steel Challenge

first_img– the McKinnons emerge winnersVeteran shooters and married couple Ryan and Vidushi McKinnon emerged winners of the inaugural Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF)/Dental Imports Guyana Inc. (DIG) sponsored Steel Challenge match held this past weekend.Winners: Ryan McKinnon and Vidushi McKinnon (centre); Pravesh Harry (L); and at right, the two 2nd place winners (Rajiv Latchana)The McKinnons created history last Saturday when they emerged first place winners in their respective divisions — Limited and Production — following the end of the Tier 1 Steel Challenge Match at the Timehri Ranges.Competition was particularly high in the Limited Division, with the CZ Shadow 2 showing what it’s capable of.Shooters competed against each other in 3 stages: Smoke & Hope, Showdown and Roundabout; and when the smoke cleared, the local steel challenge champ McKinnon secured another win in 2018.The veteran marksman and current GSSF President shot an amazing 47.20 seconds, eclipsing second place John Phang, who recorded 53.86 seconds. Organiser Dr. Pravesh Harry missed Phang’s score by just over 2 seconds, as he also shot well for his 3rd place score of 55.09 seconds.Former GSSF President, Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon, outshot her lone competitor in the Production Division, ending with a time of 73.81 seconds, ahead of the 2nd place Rajiv Latchana with 85.51 seconds.Scoring was efficiently conducted by Stats officer Harry, using a specialised scoring application; and it was uploaded to the Practiscore website.Trophies, together with the presentation of shirts to the winners, followed the event, and Dr. Harry, in the closing ceremony, reiterated his pleasure at being able to sponsor a Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation’s Steel Challenge match. He indicated DIG’s commitment to the GSSF and safe sport shooting activities.The GSSF has extended its sincerest gratitude to the Commissioner of Police; the Guyana Police Force; Mr Guy Nurse, OC of the TSU; and the ranks of the GPF Armoury and TSU.Gratitude has also been extended to Brigadier Patrick West and the GDF for permitting the use of their range facility at Timehri.DIG Inc, recently established by Dr. Pravesh Harry and Dr. Kevin Jodah, is a local, efficient, and reliable dental supplies company whose main focus at this point is to supply dentists in and around Guyana with a wide range of dental materials at competitive prices.Limited Division1st – Ryan McKinnon (47.20 seconds)2nd – John Phang (53.86 seconds)3rd – Pravesh Harry (55.09 seconds)Production Division`1st – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon (73.81 seconds)2nd – Rajiv Latchana (85.51 seconds)last_img

TRANSFER SHOCK! Manchester United stunned as Chelsea win race for Pedro

first_imgChelsea have stunned Manchester United by sealing a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro.United have been chasing the World Cup winner all summer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been in advanced talks with the Spanish club this week over a deal.However, Woodward’s reluctance to meet Pedro’s £22million buy-out clause opened the door for Chelsea to make a late move.And the Premier League champions have moved quickly to wrap up a deal after agreeing to pay the £22m fee.The 28-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Jose Mourinho’s side and is in London to undergo a medical before putting pen-to-paper.Losing out on Pedro’s signature to their Premier League rivals will come as a huge blow to United boss Louis van Gaal.Van Gaal had targeted the Spain international as the ideal replacement for Angel di Maria, but will now have to turn his attentions elsewhere. 1 Pedro last_img read more

Transfer news: Bale is ‘untouchable’ at Real Madrid and will NOT be leaving

first_img1 Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and club chiefs see Gareth Bale as ‘untouchable’ and will not allow the Welsh star to leave the Bernabeu this summer, according to reports in Spain.There have been big question marks over Bale’s future with the Spanish giants following an injury-hampered fourth season in Spain.The 27-year-old required surgery on an ankle problem he suffered back in November, and only made his full return to the side as a late substitute in the Champions League final victory over Juventus in June – in his hometown of Cardiff.But Real thrived in Bale’s absence, with Zidane tinkering with his formation and Spanish playmaker Isco starring in a more attacking role – the team winning the LaLiga and European titles largely without him.That led to reports the Wales international could return to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United strongly linked with a big-money move following a failed pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.But Bale insisted following the 4-1 win over Juve that he was happy in Madrid, and now the club have moved to reassure the star of his future in Spain.According to Marca, Zidane is a big admirer of the Welsh flyer and regards him as ‘untouchable’ at the club,Bale is said to be focusing solely on next season with Real Madrid and the club are confident he can return to his best after a full recovery, as they look to defend their double crown.The current uncertainly surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the Bernabeu also means there is no way Real will consider letting Bale leave.Bale’s deal at the Bernabeu is set to run until 2022, having signed an contract extension in October. Gareth Bale won his third Champions League title in four years with Real Madrid this season last_img read more


first_imgRory Gallagher’s side will play Fermanagh or Antrim in the quarter finalDONEGAL have avoided the preliminary round in next year’s Ulster championship.They will play the winners of that preliminary round – Antrim v Fermanagh – after tonight’s live draw on RTE.If they win their quarter final they will play the winners of Down and Monaghan in a semi-final. Kerry legend and pundit Pat Spillane said he believed Donegal would be happy with the draw.“It’s still the most competitive draw in the championship,” said Spillane.“And it’s still the most entertaining. I think Donegal will be happy with that draw.”He predicted a Tyrone-Donegal Ulster final. DONEGAL TO PLAY ANTRIM OR FERMANAGH IN ULSTER was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalUlster drawlast_img read more


first_imgIT’S not as bad as some have reported – but there is still a warning to take care on our roads today after overnight hail, snow and ice.There have been a number of minor accidents around the county today, but in general most roads are passable.Some secondary roads are slippy and footpaths in some towns are pretty scary! Gardai say snow and slush are causing problems. A lorry blocking the road at Meenaroy has been moved.There is a car off the road near Lifford and traffic is slow at the Barnesmore Gap after an earlier incident.“It’s nowhere near as bad as last year,” said one Garda Traffic Corps officer this morning.“But it is slippy out there in places so motorists do need to slow down. Just because it looks ok, doesn’t mean people can drive as if it was a summer’s day and we have had some issues with that today.” More snow flurries and hail storms are predicted for later.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCAUTION URGED AS ICE GRIPS SOME ROADS was last modified: December 5th, 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)Tags:donegal icedonegal weatherice donegalsnowweatherlast_img read more


first_imgRE-POST: Tá Lá Agóide Náisiúnta ar fud na tíre ar an Satharn 25 Feabhra ag cur in éadan na ciorraithe i mBuiséad 2012 ag a bhfuil impleachtaí ar scoileanna bheaga. Ciallaíonn na ciorraithe seo go mbeidh níos mó páistí sna seomraí ranga agus níos lú tacaíocht ar fáil do na páistí.Tá Craobh an Earagail de Chumann Múinteoirí Éireann ag eagrú Mórshiúl ar an Satharn 25 Feabhra i nGaoth Dobhar ag teacht le chéile ar an Screabán (oifig Roinn na Gaeltachta) ag an 12 i.n. Iarraimid ar phobal na scoile uilig, Bord Bainistíocht, tuismitheoirí agus foireann tacú linn ar an lá.Bernadette Ní Dhuibhir, Príomhoide Scoil Mhín na Manrach, An Clochán Liath, said: “A National Day of Protest will take place TODAY Sat 25th Feb against education cuts announced in Budget 2012. These cuts have implications for our small schools. Classrooms will have bigger numbers and children will have less support as a result. Craobh an Earagail, Gweedore Branch of the INTO are holding a march in Gweedore, meeting at Roinn na Gaeltachta Offices, Industrial Estate, Derrybeg, on Sat 25th at 12pm. We ask that the whole school community, Board of Management, parents and staff come out and support us on the day.Bernadette Ní Dhuibhir, PríomhoideScoil Mhín na ManrachAn Clochán LiathCo. Dhún na nGallGAOTH DOBHAIR PROTEST OVER SCHOOL CUTS was last modified: February 25th, 2012 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) Tags:GAOTH DOBHAIR PROTEST OVER SCHOOL CUTSlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Hosts Wichita State in Regular Season Finale

first_imgStory Links Live Audio Drake is on an 18-game winning streak and with a victory over Wichita State (14-14, 9-8 MVC) will be the first-ever Valley team to go undefeated in MVC regular season play. The Bulldogs with a 12-0 home record are also vying for a perfect home record with a win and would be just the second Drake team to ever finish a season unbeaten at home joining the 1978-79 team. A victory Saturday also will give Drake 25 this year, the most since the 2001-02 season. Wichita State had its three-game winning streak stopped by UNI Thursday night. The Shockers are led by junior Rangie Bessard who is averaging a team-high 16.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Drake defeated WSU, 85-80, in Wichita, Kan. on Dec. 30, 2016 in the MVC opener for both teams. Live Video DES MOINES, Iowa – The No. 22/22 Drake University women’s basketball team plays its final regular season game when it hosts Wichita State Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Knapp Center. Following the game, which will be broadcast on Mediacom MC22, Drake will honor its senior class of Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa), Cortni Rush (Mason City, Iowa) and Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.).center_img Drake (24-4, 17-0 MVC) won a 98-91 shootout over Missouri State Thursday night. Six Bulldogs led by freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa), who scored a career-high 22 points, finished in double figure points. Wendell had 21 points and a career-best eight assists while freshman Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) tallied 16 points, one off her career high. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and Ingle each added 11 points while sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) had 10 points off the bench. Drake Game Notes Live Stats The Bulldogs are the top seed for the MVC Hoops in the Heartland Tournament to be held March 9-12 in Moline, Ill. at the iWireless Center. They will play March 10 at 12 p.m. against the winner of the No. 8 and No. 9 play-in game to be contested on March 9. Every game will be broadcast online on The Valley on ESPN3.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgThe chairperson of Buncrana Against Irish Water has returned three water bills sent to him by Irish Water.James Quigley returns his bills to Irish Water.James Quigley is pictured returning this correspondence saying he dos not recognise Irish Water, do not understand their intent and doesn’t have a contract with them.“The label on the envelope is one which I was given by, a Cork based anti water campaign group who have given me a lot of help and support. I would like to thank them very much for their expertise and their continuous hard work “This is my record that I have returned these 3 envelopes. Irish Water can do what they like but I will not recognise them, I will not sign a contract and I will not be paying them anything. I will not let them install dangerous and unwanted smart meters on my property.”He added that  that this is a record of my defiance against our corrupt government.“This year is the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising when we are supposed to be celebrating and remembering the generations who have struggled and even died to reclaim independence and ownership of our land. Instead it is a year of hardship and struggle against a government who is intent on handing ownership of all our natural resources to private owners. This government has lied, threatened and have condoned abuse on the Irish public. People have demonstrated that they in no way support this government. They have no mandate.“I celebrate James Connolly who died in the 1916 rising by this small act of defiance and I castigate the Irish Labour party for their part in supporting and driving the Water Services legislation through. My act is what James Connolly would have done. He encouraged everyone not to have anything to do with Irish Water.“Do not recognise them, do not sign a contract and join our boycott campaign.”BUNCRANA AGAINST IRISH WATER BOSS RETURNS HIS BILLS BY POST! was last modified: May 10th, 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)last_img read more

Senator: “Idiotic” school transport decision a “laughing stock” and “embarrassment”

first_imgDonegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has expressed his shock at a response from the Minister for School Transport, John Halligan on the issue of families in the Urris area of Inishowen being denied the right to send their children to Carndonagh Community School under the Department of Education’s School Transport Scheme.This is because secondary schools in Buncrana are deemed closer than Carndonagh even though the route to Buncrana is over Mamore Gap, a treacherous route in winter or in poor weather conditions.Senator Mac Lochlainn said; “This latest response makes a laughing stock of our public administration system. The refusal of the Minister and his Department officials to sort this out is now farcical and frankly it’s an embarrassment.” Senator Pádraig MacLochlainnRather than assessing the route for the nearest school based on how the children or students get there; on a school bus, these Department officials base their assessment on the “shortest traversable route which may be either pedestrian or vehicular from a family’s home to their nearest school”. This is idiotic. They are not walking or cycling to school, they are getting the school bus. The whole point of the scheme”.“I understood that this issue would be resolved long ago and in the absence of any indications of a resolution, I wrote to Minister Halligan earlier this year. Despite assurances that he would get back to me, I heard nothing.”“I then asked my colleague Carol Nolan TD, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson to raise it under parliamentary questions so that I could get an actual answer to my questions. I am just shocked at this response.”“However I am not backing down. This nonsense has to be sorted out and I will continue to pressurise the Minister and his Department until common sense prevails”. The reply received from the Minister states;“School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.”“During the 2015/16 school year in the region of 114,000 children, including some 10,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in approximately 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.“As the Deputy is aware, under the terms of my Department’s Post Primary School Transport Scheme children are eligible for school transport where they reside not less than 4.8 kilometres from and are attending their nearest school as determined by my Department/Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language.“Bus Éireann has advised that in general children residing in the Urris area are not eligible for school transport to schools in Carndonagh. Consequently, these children may avail of school transport on a concessionary basis only to Carndonagh subject to a number of terms and conditions which are outlined in the Scheme. “Bus Éireann determines distance eligibility by measuring the shortest traversable route, which may be either pedestrian or vehicular from a family’s home to their nearest school. The main purpose of this measurement is to identify the distance that families reside from their nearest school and to assess if they meet the distance eligibility criterion for school transport.”“The route travelled by a school transport service is not a consideration in determining distance eligibility for school transport. In the interests of equity, this is applied on a consistent standard basis across the country.“Safety of children travelling on the school transport service is of paramount importance to my Department and to Bus Éireann. Bus Éireann place special emphasis on safety and, to this end, have a wide range of checking procedures in place to ensure that a safe and reliable service is provided.Senator: “Idiotic” school transport decision a “laughing stock” and “embarrassment” was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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