Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s the point of the tournament when teams have started weighing their chances for a Final Four spot, especially with a very tight contest at the upper half of the standings of UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.But De La Salle University, which currently sits in the third spot of the standings with Far Eastern University with a 5-4 card was quick to say it does not want to think about the playoffs just yet.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez said the Green Archers’ loss to Adamson on Saturday is not a cause of concern as the team takes one game at a time, adding, it’s just one of those “ordinary games.”“No, it’s not really red flag,” said Gonzalez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“When we move out from this dugout, we’re already focused on our next game which is FEU,” he said in Filipino. “Our goal is not only this [to win]. I know this is a setback, but we will learn from this.”“It’s just a normal game. We did not think about that after two years, we lost to Adamson,” Aljun Melecio also pointed out in Filipino. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES The Green Archers failed to buck a slow start in their 50-57 defeat to the Soaring Falcons, and were limited to just two points at the end of the first quarter after missing their first 19 attempts from the field.“I tried to control them. They started to veer away because our shots just weren’t falling. I told them to just keep grinding,” the first-year head coach added. “I told them not to give up.”Though, they showed fight behind the tremendous offensive effort of Melecio to trim the deficit to four points, 50-46, the Falcons regained control with their defense in the final quarter.“We will have to master doing the small details like our timing.”READ: UAAP: Pumaren, Adamson get back at La SalleADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo’s Kouame owes improvement to ‘second coach’ Go Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments
The 2016/2017 edition of the Ministry of Youth and Sports sponsored National County Sports came to an end to at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium last Sunday, with Nimba County dominating by winning the volleyball, basketball and kickball versions, while Montserrado captured the football trophy. The annual sporting event was inaugurated in 1956 by President William V.S. Tubman as part of his unification policy to bring the country politically together. The preliminaries of the just ended meet were held in Grand Cape Mount, Lofa, Nimba and Maryland counties that many have commended the Youth and Sports Ministry for decentralizing the event.Out of the 15 counties, eight counties later qualified for the quarter finals and they were divided into two groups.During this time of the tournament, supporters of the eight counties gathered at the ATS to cheer their respective counties to victory. The Ministry put several measures in place to prevent any form of violence, pitch invasion and the over crowdedness, but did not include the deployment of security officers among the supporters to prevent them from throwing objects on the field.With such measures police officers were unable to control the crowd with reference to some instances including the match between Lofa and Margibi, when a fan ran on the pitch and held-up one of the players and went unpunished due to the inability of officers to catch him; the breakthrough of fans through the vehicle entry gate during the Nimba and Lofa match, the throwing of empty cans at players and match officials and another dishearten moment was after the final whistle during the grand final when fan took over the pitch.This led to the players not receiving their medals in the normal fashion as journalists struggled to get to the VIP stand where the trophies were presented and even led to the manhandling of Truth FM’s sports reporter Varmah Kamara by an officer of the Executive Protective Service (EPS).The Ministry of Youth & Sports got 70 percent cooperation from supporters and was able to host about 144 football, kickball, volleyball and basketball matches in the 2016/2017 National County Sports Meet.Fans of the counties trooped in their numbers to watch their matches and the stadium was filled to its capacity each time, leaving thousands of supporters outside the stadium, which showed the love that Liberians have for sports.Remember, there are different languages and tribes spoken around the world, but sports is the only language spoken by everyone.Yes, it happens. In sports you win or you lose. Supporters of both Maryland and Montserrado were all anticipating victory for their respective counties after 60 years.The two counties were the two finalists of the first edition of the tournament in 1956 when Maryland won the trophy after a coin was tossed due to the failure of both teams to score a goal after 120 minutes of play. Yes, it will always be a sad moment for every losing side like it was among supporters of Maryland when goalkeeper Koffa Nimely of Montserrado saved two penalties from Maryland.Yes, star players like Alfeh Allison and Francis Williams of Maryland, who both won MVP awards in different matches, Musa Kamara of Rive Geee, the tournament’s highest goal scorer, Mark Yallah of Nimba, Aaron Hallie and WurieBarry of Margibi, among others would have loved to have won the football trophy, but it was star players including Joseph Zayzay, Musa Kebbay, Edward Ledlum and Markey Morgan that won the trophy. Yes, 15 counties competed for the trophies in the various categories which saw Montserrado winning the football trophy, while Nimba captured the remaining three trophies, but in the end, the triumph is ultimately for Liberians who came and cheered their respective counties in the streets and at the stadium.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– nominee fears public humiliationThe Opposition has commenced the process of preparing a third list of nominees for the post of Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to be submitted to President David Granger. At least ten persons have been shortlisted so far, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has revealed.Jagdeo told media operatives on Wednesday that the list will be further reduced toOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeosix before it is submitted, but hinted that there might be some difficulty finalising that list. According to him, one of the ten persons shortlisted has already indicated a reluctance to be nominated, because of fear of public humiliation.“So I will now have to talk one-on-one with those people. So, over the course of the next few days, I will do that,” Jagdeo said, explaining that he could not say definitively whether the list would be submitted to the President anytime soon, because he would need to give the proposed nominees some time to think things over.“I have to go through the process, meet people and talk to them. Some of them say to me, ‘We have to talk to our family’. So, I can’t say, ‘I need a word from you immediately,’ or call you to a meeting and say, ‘Will you agree to your name going on the list?’ They would say, ‘Can I get a few days to meet and talk with my family?’ It’s not a process you could almost short cut,” he stated.Asked whether names from the previous two lists could be included in the third one to be submitted to the President, Jagdeo confirmed that this would most likely not happen. “If I do, then that could be another excuse by the President to say, ‘Look, he is being provocative’,” the Opposition Leader added.President Granger had rejected the second list of nominees on the basis that itPresident David Grangerwas “unacceptable” in accordance with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution. The first list submitted by the Opposition was also rejected on that very basis, but with no detailed reason given.The six nominees for the second list were: retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy, retired Justice William Ramlall, Attorney and former Magistrate Oneidge Walrond-Allicock, Attorney Kashir Khan, Attorney Nadia Sagar, and Captain Gerald Gouveia.Jagdeo had, in respect to the now rejected list of nominees, posited that “one (1) is a former Judge of the Court of Appeal of Guyana; one (1) is a former Judge of the High Court of Guyana; three (3) are Attorneys-at-law with over ten (10) years of good standing at the Guyana Bar; and one(1) is a former Magistrate, and therefore qualified to be Judges of a Court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in Guyana, in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana; and one (1) is a former Captain of the Guyana Defence Force, a Pilot, and a Businessman and Entrepreneur.”The first list included names like: Governance and Conflict Resolution Specialist Lawrence Lachmansingh; Attorney-at-Law and Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram; businesswoman and former broadcast executive Rhyaan Shah; Retired Major General Norman Mc Lean; Business Executive Ramesh Dookhoo, and History Professor James Rose.The President’s interpretation adumbrated that a current or sitting judge or someone eligible to be a judge in Guyana or the Commonwealth Caribbean is preferred to be appointed as Chairman of the electoral body. The Opposition’s contention, however, is that the Constitution clearly contemplates two categories of persons for the post: “Firstly, a High Court judge or an Appellate Court judge; a former High Court or Appellate Court judge, or a person qualified to be a High Court or an Appellate Court judge. Secondly, or (disjunctive), any “fit and proper” person.The President subsequently amended his position to include his ‘criteria’ that the GECOM Chairman must not only be a Judge, but must not be an activist or member of any political party, among many other provisions.Following the rejection of the second list, a consultation was held between Jagdeo, Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman, former Attorney-General Anil Nandlall and PPP/C Parliamentarian Irfaan Ali.It was agreed that in the event that the third list is rejected by the President, a high-level team would be established, representing the President and the Opposition Leader, to begin working instantaneously on exploring modalities to bring a resolution to the matter. However, there has been no word on this team.GECOM has been without a Chairman since February 28, 2017, when Dr Steve Surujbally stepped down after 15 years at the helm. (Samuel Sukhnandan)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers hosted the Grande Prairie Athletics last night at the North Peace Arena.Jake Ebner opened the scoring for the Flyers late in the first period, assisted by Adam Horst and Jeff Shipton.In the second, both teams were able to put points on the board. Brody Busche put the Flyers up 2-0 with a power play goal assisted by Robbie Sidhu and Daylen Pearson in the first five minute. Over ten minutes later, Grande Prairie was finally able to squeak one by netminder Troy Hunt. Less than a minute later, Horst answered back for Fort St. John, with Shipton and Rick Cleaver making the assisting passes. Things were looking good when Grande Prairie took a late interference penalty, but it was the Athletics that would score short-handed just as their penalty was expiring to keep it a one-goal game.- Advertisement -In the third, the Flyers took over. Andrew Payou, Brennan Giroux, and Rick Cleaver each scored while Cleaver also recorded another assist along with Adam Horst, Shawn Holliday, Cole Calliou, Dan Pappin, and Daylen Pearson to give the Flyers a 6-2 victory.The Flyers are back in action on the road on Saturday night for a game in Grimshaw.
1 Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil missed the clash with Stoke with what the London club described as a ‘slight foot injury’.The only change to the Gunners’ starting line-up from Wednesday’s 3-3 draw at Liverpool saw the Germany midfielder replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.And shortly after announcing the squad via Twitter on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal added a message that said: “@MesutOzil1088 misses #SCFCvAFC with a slight foot injury.”There was no indication as to how long the 27-year-old might be out for.Ozil has been in fine form this season, ranking as the Premier League’s highest assist-maker with 16 and being widely regarded as a front-runner for the player of the year awards.Arsenal were also without another key man in Alexis Sanchez on Sunday, with the Chile forward, sidelined of late by a hamstring problem, not featuring in the matchday squad despite Gunners boss Arsene Wenger suggesting he could be involved for the first time since November.New signing Mohamed Elneny was named on the bench – see the confirmed Gunners starting XI here .@MesutOzil1088 misses #SCFCvAFC with a slight foot injury. pic.twitter.com/WW73x0hO6o— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 17, 2016 Mesut Ozil
GLENDORA – The city on Tuesday joined a growing number of municipalities nationally that ban smoking in public parks. The City Council voted 4-0 to prohibit the use of any lighted tobacco or plant product in city parks and public facilities. Councilman Mark Kelly was absent from the meeting. “It’s a sign of the times,” said Mayor Ken Herman, adding that he is a former smoker who now is offended by secondhand smoke. “It’s just an awareness that this is something that people are objecting to more and more.” The vote, which occurred with minimal council discussion and no public comment, brings Glendora into the fold of more than two dozen cities in Los Angeles County that have enacted similar bans. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsWhile many cities and states across the country are approving smoking bans, California is at the forefront. The state in 1994 banned smoking in enclosed workplaces. That legislation was expanded in 1998 to include restaurants and bars. In 2001, the Legislature voted to prohibit smoking at playgrounds; the next year a 25-foot, smoke-free buffer zone around play areas was enacted. Experts say it’s part of a broad shift in attitude toward smoking that has occurred over the last 15 years. Recent studies on the negative health effects of secondhand smoke are also buoying the trend, they say. “City Council members and elected officials understand there is overwhelming public support for smokefree workplaces and public places,” said Paul Knepprath, vice president of government relations for the American Lung Association of California. The association supports bans on smoking. City prohibitions are becoming more popular, Knepprath said, adding that he eventually expects a ban of smoking in public parks to be enacted statewide. In Glendora, smoking will be banned at all parks and public facilities beginning Dec. 27. No-smoking signs will be posted. City-owned parking lots and the fairways and greens of the city’s Glen Oaks Golf Course will be exempt from the ban. Most municipalities issue a fine for smoking violations, Knepprath said. But Glendora will not levy fines, said Jim Henderson, the city’s community services director. City staff will enforce the ban, and police may be called for support if smokers refuse to cooperate, Henderson said. If that becomes a frequent problem, the city will consider fines for infractions, he said. Other cities in the San Gabriel Valley that ban smoking in public parks are Baldwin Park, Covina, El Monte, La Puente, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Dimas, South Pasadena and Walnut, according to the California Department of Public Health. Smoking is also banned in Los Angeles parks. Outside the City Council chambers Tuesday night, Mark Smith was puffing on a Marlboro 100. A Glendora resident and council meeting regular, Smith said he supported the ban. “I smoke,” he said, “but they stay in the car when I go to parks.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Pacific had four players score in double figures, paced by Kelsey Lavender with 20 points. Jayme Connors paced the 49ers on the boards with 11 rebounds. She is leading the conference in rebounding at more than 10 per game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Santos also grabbed seven rebounds. McCutcheon had a 3-point basket that tied her with Adara Newidouski for third all-time for Long Beach State with 93 career 3-point baskets. Both teams shot 41 percent from the field. Long Beach State jumped to a 7-2 lead at the outset, but Pacific then went on an 8-4 run to close the gap to 11-10. The 49ers responded and grabbed a 21-12 lead with 10:50 left in the first half after a pair of layups by Santos. However, the Tigers answered back and led 29-27 with 2:42 left in the half before the 49ers rallied for the intermission lead. The 49ers sank 9 of 10 free throws in the second half, while Pacific was held to three free-throw attempts in the second half. The victory improved the 49ers to 2-4 on the road, with another away contest coming up Sunday afternoon when they play at Cal State Northridge. Long Beach State is 8-1 at home. Information for this report from the Long Beach State Sports Information Office. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Karina Figueroa scored 14 points to lead three 49ers in double figures as the Long Beach State women’s basketball team beat Pacific 74-61 Friday night in a Big West Conference game in Stockton. Fernanda Santos added 11 points for the 49ers (10-5, 3-0) and Crystal McCutcheon tossed in 10. Long Beach State led by three points at halftime and led by as many as 18 in the second half before the Tigers (4-11, 1-3) closed a little ground.
FANAD GAELS NOTESGaeil Fhánada Underage training resumes this Saturday 16th January in Rossnakill Resource Centre from 4.30pm until 5.30pm for children born 2008, 2009, 2010. Wear runners, bring your own water bottle and €1 for the cost of the hall. For further info please contact Martin McAteer @ 9163472.Gaeil Fhánada Lotto results No jackpot winner.Numbers drawn were 07, 08, 15,16, 17. Bonus No. drawn was 13.€100 winner Ronan McAteer, Ballyhiernan€50 winner Lauren McBride c/o Noreen.Next week’s jackpot is €2,400. Hughie & Michéal on duty.Gaeil Fhánada A.G.M.Gaeil Fhánada AGM was held last Friday night in the Rosnakill Resource Centre.Election of OfficersHon President: Cathal Mac An’tSaoirCathaoirleach: Breandan Mac An’tSaoirLeas Cathaoirleach: Martín Mac An’tSaoirRúnaí: Fiona Ní ShiailLeas Rúnaí: Rachel Nic a’tSaoirCisteoir: Marc Ó Dorraidhín agus Máire Nic A tSaoirOPR: Margaretta Ní ChonaglaighRegistrar: Margaretta Ní ChonaglaighChildren’s Officer: Máire Ní CheallacháinCultural Officer: Michéal O FrílScór Officer: Deaglán Ó DorraidhínLotto: Seán Ó BléineCoiste Ginearalta: Lisa Ní Chonaglaigh, Éamonn Ó Fríl, Bríd Ní Dhochartaigh, Seán Mac Conaglaigh, Aodh Ó Siail.Gaeil Fhánada Membership 2016:Adult – €40, Student (over 18) – €25, Juvenile (under 18) – €15.Membership should be paid by March 1st. All players in training at the minute should sign and pay immediately. Please contact Registrar (Margaretta) asap.GAA Presentation NightSeimi ‘Coshia’ Friel deservedly received the Senior Player of the Year award.Most Improved Player was Shaun McElwaine,Joe Blaney was Senior Young Player of the Year,Rachel McAteer was Club Person of the Year.Shaun McGovern got Reserve player of the Year.Aidan Heraghty received Most Improved Reserve Player of the Year.Senior Ladies Player of the Year was received by Maggie Friel.Most Improved Player Natasha McElwaine.Young Ladies Player of the Year was Aoife McDevitt. Donegal GAA host Planning the season ahead workshop, given by Terence McWilliams in St Eunans Clubhouse O Donnell Park Letterkenny this Wednesday 13th Jan at 7.20pm . Donegal GAA would like to invite all club officers, senior club managers, and underage managers to this workshop, It is also open to those who wish to become involved in the future. We encourage all clubs to send representatives.For €200 club pass details please contact Fiona for further details.Don’t forget Gaeil Fhánada Club gear available now from Michael Murphy Sports!GAA NEWS: UNDERAGE TRAINING RESUMES AT FANAD GAELS was last modified: January 12th, 2016 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:donegalfanad gaels notesGAA
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We played well and hard and jumped on them early. We took advantage of our opportunities,” Spartan coach Scott Morrison said. Ayala’s first solid drive paid off when Herman Kucukkoseoglu ran for 23 hard-fought yards after a Spartan fumble gave them the ball at the 48. A Damien penalty moved the ball within striking distance for the Bulldogs to the 11-yard line. Then Kucukkoseoglu cashed in on the Damien fumble, rumbling 11 yards for the score at 10:09 in the second period. The Bulldogs tacked on an extra touchdown late with only four seconds remaining in the game. Ayala’s six turnovers helped a very opportunistic defense gear up for Diamond Bar next week. “We have got to get better on the line going into next week,” Morrison said. “We didn’t run the ball as well as we wanted.” The next possession for Ayala ended the same as the last, this time with QB Matt Baca being picked off leading to a 13-yard scamper by Dominic Brown on the next Damien play from scrimmage. The door slammed shut on Ayala when Spartan QB Mark Mendrun connected with Alex Thompson for a 25-yard strike at 4:05 in the first period giving them a 21-0 lead and they didn’t look back. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By the time the first period ended the Damien Spartans amassed 21 points on three Ayala turnovers en route to an easy 41-14 victory. The Spartans (5-1, 1-0) took advantage of the Bulldogs at 7:54 in the first period when Ryan Farrar intercepted Bulldog QB Charlie Barcelo for a four-yard TD.
Pearse DohertySinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the outsourcing of mortgages to unregulated third parties must end. Deputy Doherty was commenting after, in a series of replies to parliamentary questions, Minister Michael Noonan accepted that the sale of mortgages to ‘debt factoring’ companies means some mortgage holders have been left without legal safeguards.Deputy Doherty said: “When a family or individual signs up for a mortgage with a regulated financial institution they expect the safeguards will last for the duration of the mortgage. The Minister’s replies confirm however that many mortgage holders now find themselves outside the protection of Central Bank regulations. The protection offered by the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears has been weakened under this government but it should be the bare minimum protection available to all mortgage holders. “The government’s legislative programme contains a Bill entitled ‘Sale of Loan Books to Unregulated Third Parties Bill’ but the legislative programme states only that that publication is not expected until 2015. The government has recognised that this issue exist but is not prioritising it.“The Minister accepts this practice is occurring but is unable even to list the companies involved. In the context of a serious mortgage crisis this ‘hear no evil, see no evil’ approach from the Minister is not good enough.“The sale of the Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage book to an unregulated company is currently almost finalised while the mortgage holders at IBRC, who are already precluded from resort to the Financial Services Ombudsman, could find themselves at the mercy of unregulated vulture companies.“The government must publish their legislation immediately so it can be scrutinised to see if it is fit for purpose. If it is to be of any help to mortgage holders in this situation it must be brought before the Dáil as soon as possible.” DOHERTY’S ANGER AS BANKS OUTSOURCE MORTGAGES was last modified: January 29th, 2014 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:banksmortgagesPearse Doherty TD