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Jalen Green, FilAm Sports dominate Ateneo en route to NBTC Final 8

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 6-foot-5 Green, a five-star recruit in the US, fired a game-high 31 points to propel FilAm Sports into the last eight.“I thought we played really well. We came out with energy. We didn’t have that in the first two games,” Green said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We came out and actually played hard from the jump. We played defense. We held them to [67 points]. We were playing together and offense was flowing well,” he added.The 17-year-old Green had help with Kai Ballungay finishing with a near double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Chot Reyes likes Gilas’ chances in 2019 World Cup: ‘We have proven we can compete’ It was a total domination by FilAm Sports, which led by as much as 32 points.Sotto had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Eaglets.Meanwhile, FEU-Manila knocked off NCAA champion Mapua-Manila, 67-58, to also advance to the next round. RJ Abarrientos led the Baby Tamaraws with 10 points and seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Jalen Green dunked over Kai Sotto in the second quarter—a play that best encapsulates FilAm Sports USA’s emphatic 90-67 romp of Ateneo in the 2019 NBTC League National Finals Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Prosecutors Fail to Produce US$20K Counterfeit Evidence

first_imgDrama unfolded at the Criminal Court ‘C’ yesterday when government lawyers surprisingly could not produce evidence of US$20,000 counterfeit money for which defendant Margretta Dorbor is being tried in a second degree felony case.An individual adjudged guilty of a second degree felony will be punished by imprisonment for any term of not more than five years.The lawyers alleged that it was one of the auditors of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), who discovered 200 counterfeit pieces in US$100 bills, amounting to US$20,000.Prosecutors further alleged that the counterfeit money was found under the desk of defendant Dorbor, a loan officer, assigned at the bank’s Gardnersville branch, concealed in a plastic bag inside a small carton.But the counterfeit money was not brought to court yesterday.Prosecutors did not say in whose possession the counterfeit money was kept.  Instead they produced their first witness in the person of Francis Jomah, the auditor who allegedly discovered the counterfeit money, to testify.Normally, at the start of a criminal case, especially in a jury trial, prosecutors usually present their documentary evidence to the court and the trial of fact (jury) on the first day of the case.In his testimony, which was done in the absence of the counterfeit United States dollars, witness Jomah alleged that he uncovered the counterfeit money when he was instructed by the bank’s management to audit LBDI’s Gardnersville branch, based on allegations of “tampering with depositors’ money.”“Thereafter it came to the attention of the manger of LBDI that the defendant had been tampering with depositors’ money.  My department was contacted to conduct an audit of the Gardnersville branch where the defendant worked,” the prosecution witness alleged in his testimony.“When we arrived at that bank on December 10, 2010 at 8 a.m., I observed a huge quantity of cash in the amount of Liberian dollars LD$23,715.00 under the desk of the defendant,” he further alleged.He stated that the money was under the desk of defendant Dorbor in a plastic bag.“In that plastic I also saw a huge consignment of counterfeit, 200 pieces all in US$100 bills, making a total of US$20, 000.00,” witness Jomah further alleged. The trial continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rage finish series with the Grande Prairie Storm

first_imgThe Dawson Creek Rage traveled to Grande Prairie for the final game Saturday night.  The lone goal came only 49 seconds into the third period when GP Storm defenceman Scott Milnthorp’s point shot bounced off a Rage defender and went into the air and landed in the net.In the first two games of the series, Dawson Creek was easily able to to handle the Storm winning 8-5 and 5-3.- Advertisement -Again the final score from Saturday’s game was 1-0 for the Storm.The Rage will now get ready for another preseason series this time against the Prince George Spruce Kings.  The home and home series will start on Friday in Prince George and then the Rage will place in Dawson Creek Saturday night at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Kevin Shaw leads Blizzard spring stage race

first_imgThree races to go:Tuesday evening 6:30 at Wood corner, Baldonnel time trial 6:30 Thursday and Sunday is the legendary Rocky Road Race in Taylor at 2. Tate Haugan leads the Under 19 by two points over last years winner Dawit Feyissa.  Large turnout this year due to the good weather. -Irvin Tang won the opening stage 1 16 km time trial.-Tate Haugan surprised the field to win the stage 2 morning hill climb.- Advertisement –Irvin Tang held off Kevin Shaw to win the afternoon Frozen John circuit race.-Kevin Shaw beat Irvin Tang in the sprint to win the Mile 62 road race on Saturday’s 60 k road event.-Davide Loro surprised the field to win the sprint ahead of Kevin Shaw and Tate Haugan in Stage 5’s 48 k race.Advertisementlast_img read more

Re-energised Djokovic targets number one spot

first_img0Shares0000Novak Djokovic is preparing at his family’s tennis centre for an assault on the number one spot © AFP / PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVICBELGRADE, Serbia, Oct 1 – Novak Djokovic is back home in Belgrade preparing for an offensive to regain the world number one spot after roaring back into top form by winning the US Open.“I planned to be here with my family … and everything is set so that I’m again in the race for number one,” Djokovic told reporters in a tennis centre owned by his family in the Serbian capital. “I hope that Belgrade will bring me luck.”Djokovic has been using the modern facilities to gather his strength for a rousing finale to a season in which he has risen from the ashes after a difficult 2017.His next stop is the Shanghai Masters from next Monday.“I decided with my team to stay a bit longer in Belgrade to recover and make a solid base for Shanghai,” the 31-year-old Serb added.Since Wimbledon, Djokovic, who was absent for six months from competition in 2017 and underwent elbow surgery in February, has lost just one match, a surprise defeat in Toronto by Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.Before winning his 14th Grand Slam in New York, equalling Pete Sampras’s mark, Djokovic also won in Cincinnati.He took part at Laver Cup where he was defeated twice — in doubles with Roger Federer and in singles by Kevin Anderson.With no need to defend points until the end of the year and Rafael Nadal out with injury, Djokovic could indeed finish the year at the summit for the fifth time after 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.Novak Djokovic signs autographs for fans in Belgrade © AFP / PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVICBut although not hiding his ambitions to be on the throne again, “Nole” appears patient.First he wants to play the best in Shanghai and then, maybe, pick up other points at tournaments where he has played either rarely, or never, like in Basel or Vienna.“We are leaving this possibility open,” he said. “But first and foremost I have to play well in Shanghai.”In the ATP rankings Djokovic is currently third, behind Nadal and Federer.But in the ATP Race to London, the Serb is second with 1,000 points behind his Spanish rival.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham set to beat Hull to Amalfitano signing

first_imgWest Ham are set to finalise a move to sign former West Brom midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a three-year contract, according to reports in France.Sam Allardyce is ready to strengthen his midfield as uncertainty continues to surround the future of Mohamed Diame, who has been strongly linked with a move to QPR.Amalfitano, 29, enjoyed a successful loan spell with West Brom and scored a wonder goal against Manchester United last season.But he is now looking for a new challenge in England and despite speculation linking him with a move to Hull, West Ham appear to have won the race to clinch his signature from Marseille.The French midfielder could go straight into the squad for the opening Premier League game against Tottenham on Saturday. 1 West Ham target Morgan Amalfitano last_img read more

Three reasons why Virgil Van Dijk is a top transfer target for so many top clubs

first_img 3 3 2. His leadership qualities – Even without the captain’s armband, Van Dijk has taken on an authoritative role at St Mary’s, just as he did for Celtic. Jose Fonte held the captaincy at Southampton before his move to West Ham United in January 2017, but his new centre-back partner didn’t hide behind him. Van Dijk’s ability to lead and organise a defence has seen him become an integral part of the Saints side, with it clear he has earned the trust of his team-mates. This match-winning attitude and confidence in being the focal point of a back line is essential for any player hoping to make the step up to one of Europe’s elite sides. Van Dijk ticks this box. 1. Style of play, notably his combination of the physical and technical side of the game – read all about this below, then click the arrow above, right, to check out more key reasons behind Van Dijk’s popularity in this summer’s transfer window – Van Dijk was admired for the fearlessness in his style at Celtic, and this is certainly still present in his game at Southampton, though he has matured considerably. He’s among the best adverts for the modern breed of ball-playing centre-backs, with his desire to drive forward with the ball at his feet no doubt key to Pep Guardiola’s reported interest. And, at 6ft 4in, he’s rarely beaten in the air, while also posing a threat in opposition boxes from set pieces. Rarely does a defender effectively combine the physical with the technical, but the Dutchman is, as Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher said earlier in the season, an “outstanding all-round defender”. 3 It’s an exciting time for the career of Virgil van Dijk.Almost two years on from his £11.5m move to St Mary’s from Celtic Park, the Southampton defender is among the most in-demand players of the summer transfer window.Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have all been heavily linked with a move, and Liverpool are even under investigation over their approach to sign him.So what is it about the Netherlands international that has made him so popular with the Premier League’s leading clubs?We’ve listed three key things behind Van Dijk’s popularity in the transfer market – scroll through the gallery above to check them out. 3. He’s proved his value in the Premier League – If Van Dijk moves on this summer, he looks almost certain to remain in the Premier League and while it may sound painstakingly obvious, his experience in the English top flight will be crucial to his popularity. So often are managers turning to talent overseas; either through a failure to encourage their rivals to sell or through being priced out of a move altogether. With this, there’s a risk that players will take time to settle. Van Dijk, however, has proved his value at the highest level of English football. He’s been at the heart of an excellent Southampton defence over the past two seasons and could blossom even further in a team battling for major honours.last_img read more

DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource centreLocal notes• Young parents Pathways programme is due to start end of March and is free: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form contact: 04882 250 962/0749141773.• KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: Beginning April 2013 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Course content: How to Sow Seeds, When & What to Sow Now, How to Plan & Layout a Kitchen Garden, Growing Herbs & Salads in pots, Growing Tasty Fruit. Contact 07491 41773 to book a place.• WRITER’S GROUP: Have you stories, poems or memoir pieces waiting to be written? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre holds a creative writing session on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30. Explore your creativity within a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator.The group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The nominal fee of €2 is charged for each afternoon. For further information contact 07491 41773 or just pop in on Wednesday. • Art Classes: Art classes runs on Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773! Everyone Welcome DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: March 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL SENATOR SLAMS GOVERNMENT REFUSAL TO SUSPEND TOWN COUNCIL ABOLITION

first_imgDonegal Senator Fianna Fail Brian O Domhnaill has accused Fine Gael and Labour of “ploughing on” with plan demolish Letterkenny, Buncrana, Bundoran & Ballyshannon Town Councils.The Government last night failed to accept an emergency plea in the Seanad by Senator Ó Domhnaill to suspend the Local Government Bill 2013 pending wide-ranging public consultation across the country in 2014.Speaking in the Seanad on the issue the Donegal Senator asked how can any Government continue to “bulldoze” through legislation which will abolish the local government structure at the point closest to the citizen. In Donegal’s case this includes the abolition of Letterkenny, Buncrana, Ballyshannon and Bundoran Town Councils.“The government is pressing on with this agenda without any local community public consultation.“The Council of Europe has since 2007 been consistently warning that there is a general shift towards greater government centralization.“What we are witnessing in the Local Government Bill 2013, at this point in time, is not “Reform” but a drastic move towards centralising Power away from the ordinary citizen,” he said He added the response which he received from the Environment Minister and delivered by Minister Of state Dinny Mc Ginley represented an “affront to democracy.”“The Minister tried to contend that adequate consultation has already taken place and that somehow people in Ireland are over represented in the democratic context. I find this contention outrageous to the extreme and shows how “out of touch” this Government really are.“The Minister failed to answer as to why Minister Hogan has failed to meet Local Councils or community groups in Donegal.”He said reform by its very definition should mean improvement or making things better and changing with the modern era.Abolishing the level of democracy closest to the citizen, without consultation, certainly does not represent reform, he adds. “The congress of the local and regional authorities of the council of Europe, on 31st October 2013, recommended to the Irish Government that they revise their Local Government legislation in order to ensure that the subsidiarity principle is better enshrined and protected in the law. The principle of subsidiarity is established in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union.”“The Council of Europe stated that the importance of the principle of subsidiarity is not adequately reflected in the Local Government reform legislation. They further encourage the government to revise the legislation in order to ensure the subsidiarity principle is better enshrined and protected in the law and to promote this crucial principle in practice in Irish public administration.The principle of subsidiarity is fundamental to the functioning of the European Union (EU), and more specifically to European decision-making. In particular, the principle determines when the EU is competent to legislate, and contributes to decisions being taken as closely as possible to the citizen.“This new legislation will see a dramatic reduction in representation for the 14% of the population who live in areas with Town Councils. Where there is currently on average one councillor for every 865 people, there will now be one councillor for every 4,830. The new level of democratic representation in Ireland will compare exceptionally poorly to other OECD countries. For example, Ireland will be left with 31 local authorities, with each serving an average population of 139,800. This leaves Ireland as the second least democratic country in the OECD. France for example, has one local authority for every 1,500 citizens, Switzerland has one per 2,500, Austria one per 3,500, Germany one per 6,500, Poland one per 13,500, Sweden one per 31,500 and Finland one per 15,500.” “The question must be asked as to why our Government is so determined to close down democratic forums,” concluded Ó Domhnaill.DONEGAL SENATOR SLAMS GOVERNMENT REFUSAL TO SUSPEND TOWN COUNCIL ABOLITION was last modified: November 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Senator Brian O’Domhnailltown councilslast_img read more

MIRACLE MEN: HEROIC CLOUGHANEELY DEFEAT CASTLEDAWSON IN ULSTER INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgCloughaneely have completed one of the most remarkable feats in their history following a ‘dream’ weekend for the club. MIRACLE MEN: Cloughaneely have defied all the odds this afternoon, having defeated Castledawson in the Ulster Intermediate Championship just 24-hours after winning the Donegal Intermediate Championship.Less than twenty-four hours after winning the Donegal Intermediate Championship title, Cloughaneely were outrageously forced to play Derry champions Castledawson this afternoon.Cloughaneely defeated Buncrana yesterday at O’Donnell Park, the win also ensured that Joe McGarvey’s side will play in the Donegal SFC next season. However, there was no time to celebrate their victory, as they had to play in the Ulster Intermediate Championship this afternoon.Former Donegal GAA star Martin McHugh slammed the decision to force Cloughaneely to play the day after they won the Championship as ‘absolutely disgraceful’.McHugh was commentating on yesterday’s final when he made the comments, but the injustice felt by Cloughaneely spurred them on today as they recorded an incredible victory.Trailing by six-points at half-time, Cloughaneely remarkably fought back and led by one point with a minute to go, but Castledawson had the final score and forced extra-time with the sides levee 2-11 each. Cloughaneely showed no signs of fatigue, and the resilience heart and determination on show from Joe McGarvey’s troops was inspiring.You would’ve expected extra-time to be a bridge too far, but not for this Cloughaneely side.Superb goals in either half from John Fitzgerald and John McGarvey kept Cloughaneely in-touch having had a dreadful start to the game.After twenty minutes Cloughaneely trailed Castledawson by 2-04 to 0-02.By half-time they had managed to cut the deficit to six-points thanks to a goal from the brilliant John Fitzgerald. Cloughaneely kept plugging away in the second-half and refused to lie down, they had reduced the margin to two points and then a superb goal from the lively John McGarvey seen them lead by one point with one minute left.Castledawsonstruck back to bring the game into extra-time thanks to an excellent point from Aidan McElhone.Then in extra-time Cloughaneely took command, and remarkably showed unbelievable fitness, quality and character to get over the line.Denis Boyle was superb and points in extra-time from him and Declan McGarvey eased them into a three-point lead, and incredibly that’s how it finished, 2-14 to 2-11. They started yesterday morning hoping they’d have enough to beat Buncrana and win the Donegal Intermediate Championship.However, in just over 24 hours, they’ve defeated Buncrana and also Derry champions Castledawson.What an incredible win, well done Cloughaneely, absolutely outstanding stuff.MIRACLE MEN: HEROIC CLOUGHANEELY DEFEAT CASTLEDAWSON IN ULSTER INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: November 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more