Ateneo ends impressive Jones Cup stint in 4th place

first_imgIran tied 3D Global Sports of Canada with a 7-1 record but wound up in second place due to an inferior quotient.Matt Nieto, who hit the game-winning triple against Taipei, paced Ateneo with 14 points while Angelo Kouame posted 11 points and 14 rebounds.Thirdy Ravena chipped in 12 points and three assists. ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins But the Iranians, led by Vahid Dalirzahan and Rasoul Mozafarivanani, got going in the third quarter, where they outscored the Filipinos, 23-11.Dalirzahan and Mozafarivanani combined for 19 points in the pivotal third quarter alone.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’Dalirzahan dazzled for Iran with 26 points built on seven 3-pointers, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.The Blue Eagles ended the tournament at 5-3, winning four of their last five games. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo settled for fourth place after bowing to Iran, 70-63, in the 2018 William Jones Cup Sunday at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan.Riding high after coming off a stunning win over Chinese Taipei-A on Saturday, the Blue Eagles got off to a strong start as they took a 39-31 lead at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Neymar: ‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after the World Cup View commentslast_img read more

Demolision exercise to recommence soon – CEO Saul

first_img…residents threaten standoffBy Lakhram BhagiratAll unoccupied and newly erected structures on the Government reserves in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, is scheduled for demolition as soon as today or possibly within the next two weeks according to Lelon Saul, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).CEO Lelon Saul addressing the media“Those structures like that (unoccupied and newly erected) would be taken down, all structures under construction would be taken down, maybe in the next two weeks or maybe tomorrow. We have all systems in place to deal with anyone who tries to cause harm (to the demolition officers),” Saul told media operatives while on a sensitisation campaign in the community on Tuesday.He said that they would continue working with the residents to find viable alternatives since they have until January 31, 2018 to remove or be forcefully removed. He added that if that date comes and there are residents still living there without any viable option to relocate, then the CH&PA would continue working with them until a way forward is determined.Saul said the purpose of the visit is to show the wider public a first-hand look at the impact of informal settlements, particularly in the Sophia-Cummings Lodge areas.“People are squatting in close proximity to the Lamaha Conservancy. We get our drinking water from this conservancy and I just want you to look at it and you will recognise that there are persons squatting on the dam and there are pit latrines also in that close vicinity. There are buildings in the buffer zones and no one should be living there. In addition to that, people swim in the conservancy, they dump trash in the conservancy and those are the things we try to combat to ensure the safety of citizens is maintained,” he said.A concrete structure now being constructed scheduled for demolition“People are squatting on the reserves and it is a serious issue for us and we want to work with them to have them removed. The issue of squatting in this area is a long one. The persons on the reserves cannot be regularised and CH&PA have been engaging these people for a long time and they are aware that squatting is illegal,” Saul added.The situationDuring the visit to the community, it was observed that a number of shacks were on the dam of the Lamaha Conservancy and many with pit latrines or “flying toilets.” The term “flying toilets” refers to the act of duping fecal matter into the conservancy, and in addition to the pit latrines, serve to contaminate the water. The Guyana Water Inc uses water from that conservancy for drinking and other purposes.In addition to contaminating the water, the residents are aiding in eroding the dam that protects the legitimate residents from water in the conservancy. On the visit, it was also observed that almost all of the squatters have illegally connected wires to the GPL poles and those wires are connected in bits and pieces, either buried in the ground or overhead. The possibility of electrocution is very high in the area and children are constantly traversing the section.However, as residents overheard CEO Saul speaking about demolition, they began threatening to have a standoff with the officers when the time comes.last_img read more

District hopes to name new schools chief

first_imgPALMDALE – Palmdale School District trustees are set to interview three finalists today for the position of district superintendent, and could make a choice. The district will replace former Superintendent Jack Gyves, who retired in June. Roger Gallizzi, an assistant superintendent, has been serving as the interim administrator but is not a candidate. “We want to make sure we don’t prolong this any more now that we have narrowed it down to three,” board president Bo Bynum said. “If we can agree, then we will make a selection.” Bynum said all three applicants are highly qualified. With the superintendent search taking longer than expected, the board in January gave Gallizzi a 10 percent raise, to an annual salary of $160,000. Gallizzi was named to the interim post in July; a new superintendent had been expected by December. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Any district would be very lucky to have them. We’ve got some pretty good candidates. I feel very confident about the people we have,” Bynum said. The district had extended the deadline once to allow more people to apply. About 15 people applied by the first deadline, Oct. 20, but board members were told several people who missed the deadline wanted to apply. The application period was extended until March, which brought in about 13 more candidates. Of the original 15, nine were no longer in the running because they did not submit a complete application, decided to stay at their current jobs or found employment elsewhere, officials with the district search consulting firm said. The 19 candidates are either superintendents, assistant superintendents or associate superintendents. Several are from out of state, but the majority are from California. last_img read more


first_imgSenator Brian Ó Domhnaill has hit out at the Government decision to axe all State funding for pre-marriage courses offered by Accord.Senator O DomhnaillSpeaking in Seanad Éireann this week the Donegal Senator said It is very suspicious that the Government would cut State funding to a Catholic Church run agency advocating a “No Vote” in the forthcoming marriage referendum.“It is also totally suspicious for the Government to be advancing marriage equality when, on the other hand it axes State funding worth €378,000 per annum to an organisation offering marriage preparation courses.” “The funding withdrawal has been back-dated to January meaning that this organisation has spent a significant amount of money based on the understanding that State funding, which it has received for over 20 years, would remain in place.”“Naturally, one must question whether the withdrawal of this funding is linked to next week’s referendum? State funding for the Accord agency dates back to the time of the divorce referendum in the Mid 1990’s. The then Government sought to re-assure people that it was serious about the constitutional obligation to “guard with special care the institution of marriage”.“Government Minister’s have advocated a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum claiming it would advance an overall commitment to strengthen marriage. However, I contend that it remains highly difficult to see how a pledge to cherish marriage can sit alongside the withdrawal of funding for a programme that aims to help couples build the relationship skills that will lead to happy and fulfilling marriages.”“An amendment to our constitution is a matter for the Irish people to vote on – not an opportunity for the Government to use taxpayers’ money to sway opinion in one way or the other,” Concluded Ó Domhnaill. O DOMHNAILL SLAMS GOVT DECISION TO AXE FUNDING FOR PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES was last modified: May 15th, 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:ACCORDdonegalPRE-MARRIAGE COURSESSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more

Let’s remember a time when Jose Mourinho was happy during pre-season

first_img Mourinho is not happy with the lack of business being done at United this summer Jose Mourinho is not a happy man right now.The Manchester United manager has told anyone who will listen how frustrated he is with the club’s pre-season tour. 4 4 The boss: “Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player.” #MaticIsRed— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 31, 2017“Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player,” the manager said when Matic was unveiled a year ago.“He represents everything we want in a footballer – loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.“I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here.”Mourinho was the man who brought him back to Chelsea in 2014 a few years after the club had used him as part of the deal to get David Luiz from Benfica.He would never have sold him in the first place.With Matic in the side the Blues won the Premier League, so when Mourinho took the reins at Old Trafford people guessed it wouldn’t be long before he came back for his favourite.They’ve had their rough moments, though, and one incident in 2015 stands out. Playing against Southampton, Mourinho decided to substitute Matic, 28 minutes after introducing him against in Chelsea’s 3-1 loss.It was pure humiliation, but his reaction earned him more brownie points with his boss. Matic joined United from Chelsea for £40m in 2017 “[Nemanja] Matic, I cannot say that I had better guys than him in my career,” Mourinho beamed in an interview with The Times in 2017.“And he has with me something which marks forever, which was a match where he was on the bench, I play him minute 45 and I took him off minute 70, 75. The press wants a story, the press wants blood. My blood, or his blood, or both.“He was really sad. I was also sad because it’s not something nice and it’s something that I did only twice in my career. But the next day he comes to me and he says, ‘I’m not happy, but it’s my fault. I’m not happy with what you did to me, but it’s my fault, because the way I was playing I can understand the change. So let’s keep going.’“We didn’t keep going for a long time because a few weeks later I was sacked. But again he was one of ‘my guys’, was one of the guys that we kept close during these years even not working together. So I know that the big man is there, even with more maturity.”And last season when it looked like the manager had been taking tips from Conor McGregor on trash talking, such was his criticism levelled at his United players, Matic was singled out for praise.In the space of a week in March, the club were dumped out of the Europa League by Sevilla and scraped past Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals.“Many, many times Matic was an island of personality and desire and control, surrounded by a lack of personality, class and desire,” he said after his side secured their place in the semis. Matic was substituted by Mourinho 28 minutes after coming on against Southampton in 2015 If Matic wife was having a baby, Mourinho would leave the tour himself to deliver it— Big Barda (@NickiiDupre) July 29, 2018In Matic, he has his own juggernaut, just like he had in Michael Essien. There was another who’d run through walls for his team-mates and manager.“He was not my player, he is my son – I am his white Daddy,” Mourinho said in reference to the midfielder he took to Chelsea and then Real Madrid.Matic now occupies a similar place in his boss’ heart. Wonder what he got him for his birthday. 4 The player said he couldn’t turn down the chance to work with Mourinho again when presented with the opportunity in July 2017 and the boss was equally happy with the reunion.Not only that, United were brushing aside their pre-season opponents with notable wins coming against LA Galaxy, Manchester City and Real Madrid. Happy days. 4 He is missing his World Cup players, who have been given time to recuperate, some of his touring party aren’t up to his high standards and he must do without Nemanja Matic, his favourite player.“Matic came from the World Cup with an injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem,” he lamented.“He went to Philadelphia for a top specialist and he didn’t leave the clinic. He immediately had surgery.”He wasn’t happy because if there’s one man he loves in football, it’s the big Serb.So, ahead of Matic turning 30 and considering it is 12 months since United signed him from Chelsea in a £40m deal, let’s rewind to happier times.last_img read more

Fancy a game of ‘scooch’?

first_imgThe recreational game of scooch is set to be rolled out across different parts of Donegal, thanks to a joint initiative by Donegal Men’s Shed and Donegal Sports Partnership.Scooch is a new game that was introduced in Ireland last year. An adaption of shufflebooard, scooch is played on a flat surface with pushers and discs, with the discs pushed to targets.Castlefinn Men’s Shed had the distinction of hosting Donegal’s first ever scooch blitz recently. There’s a good expression of interest across the county from various men’s sheds in getting involved in the scooch blitzes, according to Karen Guthrie, Community Sports Development Officer with Donegal Sports Partnership.“Scooch is a recreational game and the fact that it can be played indoors makes it an all-year-round activity,” she commented.“Donegal Sports Partnership are working closely with Donegal Men’s Sheds volunteer support worker, Kathleen Bonner, on this project. We are liaising with Kathleen in our efforts to add a physical activity slant to the men’s sheds locally, while also offering them something different,” Karen added.“Castlefinn Men’s Shed hosted the first scooch blitz day last week and we are trying to organise different men’s sheds to come together for what is also a social gathering. We are currently looking for expressions of interest from the 26 Men’s Sheds in Donegal with a view to hosting blitz days in the various regions. To date, there’s been a good level of interest. “We’re hoping to schedule a blitz at a venue in the different areas over the next four months, with the aim of engaging men into the programme. It’s a non-competitive activity and all involved meet up for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards. It’s all good crack and good fun.”DSP along with Donegal Men’s Shed are planning to organise the next blitz at the end of April, with Killybegs the likely venue.“We’re hoping to be in a position be able to stage one blitz per month. It’s being rolled out on a come-and-try basis. They can come along and if they like it we will give them the support to continue and maybe schedule blitzes locally on a more regular basis in a social and non-competitive environment,” the DSP officer said.Fancy a game of ‘scooch’? was last modified: March 1st, 2019 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:donegalDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPscoochlast_img read more

49ers vs. Panthers injury report: Is Joe Staley coming back?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Returning to practice this week did not assure left tackle Joe Staley’s availability for Sunday when the 49ers (6-0) host the Carolina Panthers (4-2).He is listed as doubtful and will be a game-time decision.All that practice time should, however, bolster Staley’s chances of playing next Thursday on Halloween night at the Arizona Cardinals. After that game, Staley will have extra time to recover before the start of a three-game home stand through November.”He has to be good …last_img

Punjab govt. violating model code: SAD

first_imgA day after the bypoll schedule for Punjab’s Shahkot Assembly seat was announced, the Shiromani Akali Dal has accused the ruling Congress government of violating the model code of conduct by transferring officials. The SAD on Friday filed a written complaint with the Election Commission of India and the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, alleging that the transfer of Shahkot’s Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Station House Officer of Shahkot-Mehatpur after the declaration of the bypoll schedule was a clear case of violation of the model conduct.Akali Dal spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema alleged that these transfers are aimed at misusing officials during the election. “It has sent a wrong signal to the voters and if proper and strict action is not taken in time then free and fair election is not possible,” he said.“Despite the enforcement of the model code of conduct in Jalandhar district, the State government transferred these officials. We are demanding immediate cancellation of these transfers and strict action against the authorities concerned,” he added.The EC had on Thursday announced that bypoll for the Shahkot Assembly constituency would be held on May 28. The seat had fallen vacant in February this year following death of Akali Dal MLA Ajit Singh Kohar.last_img read more

Akari-Adamson whips Che’Lu-San Sebastian for third straight win

first_imgPBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson got its act together in the second half to beat Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 84-75,Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Jerrick Ahanmisi struggled from the field, shootihg only 2-of-11 three but still came away with 18 points on top of hree rebounds, and three assists, while Jonathan Espeleta continued his tear with 15 markers, three dimes, and two boards.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rain or Shine trades Jericho Cruz to TNT View comments AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Egie Boy Mojica added 12 points, while Cameroonian bruiser Papi Sarr tallied a double-double of 11 markers and 10 rebounds in the victory.Coach Franz Pumaren reiterated that he still sees a lot of work to be done on his side despite the Falcons moving up to third place with a 3-1 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We still have a lot of hard work to do. I’m stressing that we’ve only been together for one month, and we’re still not in that great of a basketball shape right now. As you can see, there’s still a lot of lapses because some of our rookies are still getting used to our adjustments,” he said.Akari-Adamson did a good job making the most of its chances, turning Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s 24 turnovers to 27 points which helped them establish a 15-point lead, 69-54, early in the fourth quarter. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Samboy De Leon and Alfred Batino carried the Revellers with 14 points apiece as their side suffered back-to-back losses to fall to 2-3.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 84 — Ahanmisi 18, Espeleta 15, Mojica 12, Sarr 11, Lastimosa 7, Manganti 7, Hill 6, Pingoy 5, Catapusan 2, Bernardo 1, Buenaventura 0, Camacho 0, Macion 0.CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 75 — Batino 14, De Leon 14, Faundo 13, Ilagan 12, Jeruta 5, Lao 5, Bulanadi 4, Costelo 4, David 4, Calisaan 0, Santos 0.Quarters: 24-16, 37-37, 60-53, 84-75.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more