Tang: Blazers near top form ahead of NCAA season

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRegardless of what happens in their 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup campaign, College of St. Benilde head coach TY Tang is already looking forward to their upcoming NCAA season.Tang credited his players after going deep in the tournament before succumbing to defending champion San Beda, 78-71, in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT 7-time champ Serena Williams gets smooth draw at Wimbledon “What we’re doing is basically trying to find someone [in the team] who has that difference in them and hopefully we can convert that into a right mix for us,” Tang said. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’d say we are almost there. A few things that we have to polish more and I think we’ll be good this coming NCAA season,” Tang said.Tang said they’re getting ready for Season 94 regardless of the result of their bronze medal match against Far Eastern University on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUnder the steady guidance of Tang, St. Benidle turned heads in the preseason after coming out on top of the elimination round of the tournament.“Definitely, the right mix of players is very important. As you can see, it is very hard, especially for our school right now, to choose players.” Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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 View commentslast_img read more

“Goliaths Will Meet their Davids”

first_imgFormer President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Gbehzongar Milton FindleyGrand Bassa County Senior Senator Gbehzohngar Milton Findley has welcomed the ruling Unity Party’s recent decision to endorse his bid to retain his Senatorial seat in the October 14, 2014 Special Senatorial Election.Senator Findley who is also President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, further welcomed the widespread notion that he will be a mere David among the Goliaths who are going all out to unseat him in the forth coming poll. “At least those with such a notion are also aware that for every Goliath, there is a David, and if the Biblical story is anything to go by, then the end result will favor me,” Senator Findley pointed out.The Grand Bassa lawmaker made the statement recently when he addressed Legislative Press Corps at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.The Senator who celebrated his 54th birthday last Wednesday in Buchanan with an array of fellow lawmakers, family members and friends, expressed the hope that other political parties,  including his county’s archrival, the Liberty Party, must now see it prudent to follow the example of Unity Party.In a joyful mood, Senator Findley told journalists that those who think he has failed in his social contract with the citizens of Bassa who elected him nine years ago, will have the shock of their lives when the same Bassonians renew his contract in October.“I have built my report card over the years and come October, the perceived political Goliaths will cease to exist politically.”Speaking on other national issues, Pro Tempore Findley disclosed that the chapter on the fate of the two dismissed leaders of the National Health Workers of Liberia (NHWAL) remains open, even though the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare failed to carry out a 72-hour Senatorial order to reinstate them over a month ago.The two leaders, Joseph Tamba, president, and George William, secretary general, were among 22 health workers dismissed by Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale last February, when health workers carried out a nation-wide go slow in protest of poor working conditions and incentives.Senator Findlay told the press briefing, however, that following the failure of the Ministry to carry out their request, the leadership of the Senate wrote the Executive (Presidency), and that the response to their communication will soon be publicly disclosed.On the recent disclosure by Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly that a certain lawmaker had requested US$800,000.00 of the County Development Fund (CDF) to be placed in his/her personal account, Senator Findley said the Minister will again appear before the Senate Tuesday to throw more light on accusations that he placed moratorium on CDF and Social development Fund; and that four Commissioners whose nominations were rejected by the Senate are still functioning in those positions.But when asked whether Minister Dukuly, who on the request of the Senate last Thursday appeared in executive session with his lawyer,  named the lawmaker who requested for the US$800,000.00 to be placed in personal account, the Senator was noncommittal. He reminded journalists that discussions and decisions in executive sessions cannot be divulge to the public.Meanwhile, Minister Dukuly is expected to make another appearance before the Senate tomorrow for more questioning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hart not in England’s World Cup squad for Russia 2018

first_img0Shares0000Joe Hart is under pressure for his England number one spotLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Joe Hart has been told he will not be part of England’s 23-man squad heading to the World Cup in Russia, Sky Sports News understands.England manager Gareth Southgate will announce his squad on Wednesday, but we understand he has decided against taking Hart as his third choice goalkeeper behind Stoke City’s Jack Butland and Everton’s Jordan Pickford. The news bodes well for Burnley’s uncapped keeper Nick Pope who now looks to be in prime position to be named in the squad which heads for Russia on Tuesday, June 12.Hart was left out of West Ham’s starting XI by manager David Moyes for their final four games of the season, following their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates in April.The 31-year-old has been England’s first choice goalkeeper for the last three major tournaments and has 75 international caps.Swansea’s Alfie Mawson will also not be included in Southgate’s squad for the World Cup after he underwent successful knee surgery on Monday – keeping him out for between six weeks and two months.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

RPV delays decision on Trump’s trees

first_imgThe rows of ficus, which reach heights of 12 feet, were planted without proper permits in early spring for a televised celebrity golf tournament. Trump now hopes to get an amendment to his conditional-use permit to allow the ficus trees to become a permanent feature. Most of the speakers at the council meeting dwelled on what constitutes a “significant” impairment of views and their offense to Trump’s behavior of flouting city regulations. But Mayor Tom Long said the real issue is much simpler: Ficus trees are neither drought-resistant nor a native species. “I may be missing something, but it doesn’t strike me as very complicated. The condition is pretty clear that (Trump) is supposed to use native and drought-resistant plants whenever possible,” Long said. When Long asked whether Trump explored using native species instead of ficus, the course’s general manager responded that he didn’t think so. “I don’t know why we were spending all that time worrying about height restrictions and trimming schedules,” Long said. “I’m not persuaded there is any reason to amend the condition because, as it is, the ficus trees don’t satisfy the existing conditions.” megan.bagdonas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There were fewer people there than I expected,” said neighbor Lenee Bilski, who opposes the 500-foot-long hedge planted at Trump National Golf Club. “It was very civilized. Everybody had their facts and it wasn’t contentious at all.” The reason neighbors left their torches and pitchforks at home likely was because they learned in advance that the council would postpone any decision until Dec.4 because a lead adviser for Trump had a heart attack Friday and couldn’t make it to Tuesday’s meeting. Yet more than a dozen neighbors still showed up and pleaded with the council not to change Trump’s conditional-use permit to allow him more leniency when it comes to blocking ocean views. Neighbors said they were disappointed the issue wasn’t decided Tuesday. But council members said the extra time should help craft a resolution. “Before we make any decision, we want to be squeaky clean and fair in letting everyone have a reasonable chance to argue their case,” Councilman Doug Stern said. “Also, Mr. Trump likes to sue when he doesn’t get his way, and this might eliminate the argument that we didn’t allow him to make his case.” GOLF CLUB: Council won’t take any action regarding 12-feet-high ficus rows until Dec. 4. By Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER After flooding the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council with e-mails, letters and phone calls complaining about Donald Trump’s view-impairing ficus hedge, angry neighbors were somewhat subdued at this week’s City Council meeting. last_img read more

Man who knocked down woman thought he had run over cardboard box

first_imgThe driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a Letterkenny woman on New Year’s night in Ballyshannon in 2015 thought he had ran over a cardboard box on the road.William McKee, 56, of Carricknahorna, Cashelard, Ballyshannon has pleaded not guilty to driving without due care or attention causing the death of Sheena Stewart at Main Street, Ballyshannon in the early hours of January 1st, 2015. Opening the case, prosecution, Eileen O’Leary SC, outlined that Ms Stewart had travelled to Bundoran with her boyfriend on December 31st to celebrate New Year’s Eve.The had checked into a B&B and went socialising until they had a disagreement and she decided to go back to Letterkenny.She walked out of Bundoran to the Finner roundabout where she was observed in an upset condition by two gardaí.She told them she had a bus pass and they dropped her into Ballyshannon so she could catch a passing bus returning from the airport en route to Letterkenny. It was in the vicinity of the bus stop she was struck by the red Ford Transit minibus taxi being driving by the accused.Ms O’Leary said the incident was captured on CCTV and showed Ms Stewart on the roadway and she appeared to be hitching a lift.Sergeant Stewart Doyle told the court that he was on duty on the night and they first saw Ms Stewart in East End Bundoran and a short time later, at 12.50am they saw her near Finner Roundabout laying on a grass verge.She was crying. He said she had drink taken but did not appear intoxicated and they had a conversation.She said her boyfriend had her money and phone, but refused their help to return to the B&B to get her belongings as she could not remember its name.They dropped her into Ballyshannon to catch the airport bus that was returning to Letterkenny that night.He observed her later in the same area at 1.20am.He was later called to assist at an incident on the Donegal Road and then returned to the town centre area where he saw a taxi bus stopped in the road and a crowd around it. His first impression was there may have a been a fight onboard.When he checked he saw a person lying curled up on the ground. He had the ambulance called for the other incident on the Donegal Road diverted to Ms Stewart as he could tell it was a very serious situation.Ms Stewart was pronounced dead at 2.45am in the ambulance and was taken to the mortuary in the Shiel Hospital.Defence barrister, Colm Smyth SC, said a toxicology report will outline that the deceased woman had “quite an amount of drink taken” and Sgt Doyle said she had drink taken but they both “spoke away” when they met.Garda John Clancy said he was with Sgt Doyle when they initially spoke to Sheena Stewart in Bundoran and they then took her to Ballyshannon. He later met her again along with his colleague, Sergeant Michael Galvin, who told her that they would be back to check on her after they attended the incident on the Donegal Road.Asked by Mr Smyth if he had received a call earlier of a report Ms Stewart lying on the roadway in Bundoran, he said he did not. He said he only got a message that there was a woman on the road and assumed it meant standing on the road.Witness Caroline Murray said she was dropping her two sons to catch a bus to the airport at around 1am when she observed a man she knew, John Cassidy, picking a woman up off the ground and help her onto a bench.She said her son went over to assist her and she had told him she was intending to get the bus to Letterkenny.Mrs Murray said on her way home she saw the airport bus arriving and assumed that Ms Stewart would have got on it.She said Ms Stewart did appear to be unsteady on her feet but she just saw Mr Cassidy lift her off the ground. Mr Smyth said her son saw Ms Stewart fall a second time after he had got on the airport bus, but there was nothing he could do about at the time as he was on the bus.A statement from Aidan Murray was read into court. In it he said his mother dropped him to the bus and that when on board he saw a woman lying on the road and he called his friends who was a garda who said he would report the incident.Maurice Kane told the court he was returning from Bundoran on the night when a man called to him to say there was a woman lying on the road on the main street who was difficult to see. He said she was wearing dark clothes and got up off the ground when the gardaí arrived in the area. Denise Gordon, who was with Mr Kane, said she observed the same and when she got off the road she went down a nearby alley.Scene of crime investigator, Sgt John McFadden, now retired, stated that CCTV obtained showed that Ms Stewart could be seen out on the road. Two cars had to drive around her before she got down on her knees in a crouched position on the roadway before the red van ran over her.The jury were shown this footage.The sergeant said in his tests he noted that there was a five second window regarding getting on to the road to where the woman was placed at the time of the collision and he calculated the van was travelling “well under the speed limit” at 48 kmph.He said the driver would not have had the opportunity to see the two cars taking avoidance action as he was still coming around the nearby roundabout.A pathologist at Letterkenny University Hospital stated the cause of death was multiple injury consistent with crushing by a motor vehicle.The trial continues in Donegal Town Circuit Court before Judge John Aylmer.Man who knocked down woman thought he had run over cardboard box was last modified: October 28th, 2017 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:BallyshannoncourtdonegalJUDGElast_img read more

RUN FOR FUN PROGRAMME SEES 25 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETE COURSE

first_imgThe Run for Fun group.Donegal Sports Partnership with Athletics Ireland recently coordinated a Sports Leadership programme to support the growing numbers taking part in walking, jogging and running across the county.The Run for Fun Leaders Programme was delivered to 25 participants from all across Donegal and Tyrone in the Finn Valley Sports Centre over a four week period.The programme included areas such as planning your session, communication styles, warm up and cool down routines, health and safety of your group, nutrition and hydration and injury prevention and management. Tutor for the programme was Eamon Harvey from Athletics Ireland with support workshop delivered by Chartered Physiotherapist Lorraine Boyce and Sports Nutritionist Therese Laverty.A further training programme is planned for April, further details from Donegal Sports Partnership at info@activedonegal.com. RUN FOR FUN PROGRAMME SEES 25 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETE COURSE was last modified: February 28th, 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:donegalDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPRun for funlast_img read more

SUPER SCHEDULE FOR LETTERKENNY REUNION STARTS THIS SUNDAY!

first_imgThe Letterkenny Reunion opens on Sunday next with the traditional Mass in St. Eunan’s Cathedral.Marking its 21st anniversary – the Reunion came into being back in 1991 – the organisers have drawn up a comprehensive line-up of events to follow the official opening.On Sunday night, popular folk group, The Pattersons, who won their way to international fame on classic B.B.C. television programmes such as the Val Doonican show and Morcambe & Wise, have reunited for a special guest appearance in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Also performing on the first night will be Evelyn O’Donnell, American Pie and Gareth Kirwan. World acclaimed Irish dancer, John Friel will also be stepping it out. On Monday 6th, the committee has organised a re-enactment of the old Fair Day (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) at Lower Main Street, featuring arts and crafts stalls, a country market and an exhibition of horse shoeing. Music, song and dance will also form part of the afternoon programme. Later on Monday evening, a quiz night will be staged from 8.30 p.m. in the Station House Hotel.Another popular tradition of the Reunion over the years is the Mystery Bus Tour and a queue of coaches will set out on Tuesday morning at around 11.30 a.m. from Scoil Colmcille for a trip to the mystery destination. Musicians will be on all the buses to keep the entertainment flowing and there’ll be comedy by the one and only Conal Gallen. There will also be music in the Orchard by The Mindbenders when the bus returns.A cultural afternoon has been organised for Wednesday in the Regional Cultural Centre with displays by local artists, sculptors, musicians, poets and dancers. There’ll also be an Echoes of Time segment while well known personalities such as Little John Nee and Dessie Gallagher will be adding to the entertainment.A celebrity Gaelic football match follows at O’Donnell Park at 6 p.m. with a traditional session in the Tir na nOg Bar with music by The Duddys. The Cavern Bar will host a late night barbecue on the Wednesday night. Long standing local group, RAW, will take to the stage in Bar Rouge at The Grill from 11 p.m. to 1.a.m. on the Thursday night while a traditional evening has been organised for the Mount Errigal Hotel from 8 p.m. Earlier, Leckview Park will host the soccer final at 6.30 p.m.Friday is the closing day of the Reunion with a number of events lined up including a music session featuring Ted and Tanya in McGinley’s Bar (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.), a skittle competition at Lower Main Street (6.30 p.m.), and a Step Back in Time photo competition and exhibition at the Picturehouse. There’ll also be a special coffee evening at the studio with proceeds going to the Reunion.Closing danceThe closing presentation dance will take place in the Clanree Hotel with music by PK from 10.30 p.m. to 12 o’clock and the Andrew Monk band performing from midnight through to 2 a.m.Free shuttle buses will depart from the Market Square from 9.30 p.m. on the night to travel to the venue. Reunion art exhibitionThe Letterkenny Reunion art exhibition will be launched at 1.p.m. on Wednesday August 8th in the Regional Cultural Centre. All artists and members of the public welcome.For further information contact Marette Crumlish at 087-9630746.SUPER SCHEDULE FOR LETTERKENNY REUNION STARTS THIS SUNDAY! was last modified: August 3rd, 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:Letterkenny Reunionlast_img read more

Cathaoirleach congratulates all the Tidy Town Competition Entries

first_imgCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle has congratulated all the towns and villages in Co. Donegal who participated in this year’s SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition.41 towns and villages across Donegal entered the 2017 competition and Cllr McMonagle believes that the hard work and commitment of all involved in the competition needs to be highly commended.“In 2017 Donegal County Council increased our commitment to Tidy Town committees and initiatives threefold to €75,000 when an additional €50,000 was allocated in this year’s budget” says Cllr. McMonagle. “This clearly illustrates our commitment to our communities and our desire to support the wonderful work done by volunteers across Donegal. The Councils Litter management team also works day in day out with communities to tackle litter and illegal dumping and we have been particularly successful in this area over the last number of years. We have thousands of community volunteers working with us to keep our towns and villages and indeed our rural areas clean and litter free and I think it is really important that the work of these unsung heros is acknowledged and recognised.”“I am delighted to see that Danny Martin from Raphoe Tidy Towns Committee has been awarded the Community Hero award in this year’s competition and I would like to congratulate all those Tidy Town Committees who received medals and awards including my own town of Letterkenny. But I would also like to congratulate all those other Tidy Town Committees who entered this competition. It is no easy task entering this competition. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication from everyone in the community and in particular from those on the committees. I would encourage all committees to continue to enter this prestigious competition and we in the Council are here to support and help in any way we can.”In the 2017 Tidy Towns Competition Buncrana received a coveted Gold medal award while Malin and Glenties were Silver medal winners.Letterkenny received the County Award while Malin and Buncrana were highly commended and commended respectively in this category. Buncrana Tidy Towns Initiative received the Local Authority Pollinator Award for their outstanding work in this area while Carrigart was a joint winner of the Gaeltacht award.Cathaoirleach congratulates all the Tidy Town Competition Entries was last modified: September 27th, 2017 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:donegalMayor Gerry McMonagletidy townslast_img read more

Sunderland v QPR line-ups: Robinson out, Manning in, Sunderland star starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesRyan Manning and Idrissa Sylla start at the Stadium of Light for QPR, who are without Jack Robinson.In-form defender Robinson misses out after breaking a bone in his hand ahead of the game.Sylla starts up front along with Jamie Mackie, with Conor Washington among the Rangers substitutes.Joel Lynch also starts for the R’s, who are without defenders Steven Caulker, Nedum Onuoha, Grant Hall and James Perch.For Sunderland, fit-again winger Duncan Watmore starts and Lewis Grabban is on the bench after recovering from a hamstring problem.Sunderland: Steele, Jones, Matthews, O’Shea, Oviedo, Cattermole, Ndong, Honeyman, Eatmore, McGeady, Vaughan.Subs: Ruiter, Grabban, Williams, Gibson, McManaman, Gooch, Love.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Manning, Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Lumley, Washington, Furlong, Smith, Ngbakoto, Osayi-Samuel, Wheeler. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chrome Coming to webOS?

first_imgWe’re getting the first glimpses of today Google’s Google I/O developer conference and already some exciting news is leaking from within the walls of the conference center. According to Fortune’s Seth Weintraub, we should expect to see Chrome for Palm webOS in the very near future.Weintraub gave everyone a quick glimpse of the showroom floor this morning on YouTube and at the end of the video, he notes that Palm appears to be there at the Google Chrome booth. Chrome is currently only available for the PC, Mac and Linux and if we’re expecting it to come out for webOS and finally hit the mobile scene, then we can only imagine we’d be seeing a version released for Android, the operating system for Google’s own Nexus One as well. The iPhone and iPad version, however, we don’t think we’ll hold our breath waiting for. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … In the world of desktop browsers, Chrome has been steadily gaining on competitors Internet Explorer and Firefox in recent months. As it has gained more and more features and increased stability, it’s become a viable alternative to the old stand-bys. An introduction to the mobile realm could be an interesting development for the browser that’s seen as a lightweight and speedy alternative to it’s bulkier counterparts. Tags:#Google#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melanson Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more