NCAA: Eze buzzer-beater ends Lyceum’s perfect run

first_imgLATEST STORIES It may have been just a tip-in, but Prince Eze’s shot reverberated across records.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Eze hit the game-winning buzzer-beater to lift University of Perpetual Help to a 83-81 win that ended Lyceum’s unbeaten run in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.The Altas’ win didn’t do much to improve their standings as they stayed at the fifth seed with a 7-5 record, but it stopped the Pirates’ 30-game winning streak in the eliminations that stretched back to Season 93.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 ChrissEze wasn’t just on the right place at the right time for the Altas, but he was everywhere for them putting up 25 points and grabbing 23 rebounds.Perpetual’s initial chance was an open three from Rey Peralta but he hit air on his attempt, allowin the 6-foot-11 Eze to get the rebound over the 6-foot-6 Mike Nzeusseu for the put-back. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Philippines bows to South Korea, drops to 9th place match Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Edgar Charcos also had a solid game for Perpetual with 20 points and six assists while Jeffrey Coronel and Kim Aurin combined for 21 points.Jaycee Marcelino led the 12-1 Pirates with 16 points and five rebounds while Nzeusseu had 14 points and 10 boards. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Schools collaborate to showcase Maths at Berbice exhibition

first_imgAn initiative to boost mathematics in schools and make it interesting and simple was hosted at the University of Guyana Tain Campus in Berbice.A Mathematics tent and exhibition catering to primary schools was hosted under the theme “Math is useful and fun”, and saw schools collaborating to showcase mathematics in various ways.Exhibits at the Maths Tent held at the UG Tain, Berbice CampusThere were creative games designed by teachers and students to make the subject interesting and retain the children’s interest.The collaborative event between the Department of Education and the Primary Education Improvement Programme in Region Six also drew participation from nursery and secondary schools.Coordinator of the Mathematics Primary Improvement Education Programme in the region, Doreen Patterson, explained that the activity is a countrywide one, and programmes of similar nature are currently ongoing in other parts of Guyana.“The action taken by the Government to implement such a programme into the primary school system has provided tremendous help to students, since they have improved in their performances,” Patterson is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The long-serving educator stated that she plans to continue working along with the Department of Education to widen the knowledge base of the students.last_img read more

Police investigate minor theft in Chetwynd

first_imgThe Chetwynd RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of an industrial robbery.Police say at some point between 8 and 11 o’clock on Tuesday evening (June 29), several items were stolen from ‘Triple J Pipelines.’ The lifted items include a Drieger Air Pack, a propane bottle, and a torch.- Advertisement -Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Chetwynd RCMP detachment, at 250-788-9221.last_img

Absent Mahrez set to miss Man City match

first_img0Shares0000Riyad Mahrez looks likely to miss a third match in a row for Leicester City in his ongoing feud with the club which he says blocked a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7 – Riyad Mahrez looks likely to miss this weekend’s match against Manchester City, with Leicester’s star player reportedly absent from training since he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders.It would be the third consecutive league game the Algeria winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day. Despite a second transfer request from the player in eight months, Leicester reportedly held out for a deal worth £80 million ($111 million, 90 million euros), with even City’s cash-rich Abu Dhabi owners unwilling to go beyond £60 million.The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday that Leicester were considering asking the Professional Footballers’ Association to mediate in their dispute with the forward if no agreement could be reached.It said the 26-year-old, who has missed Leicester’s past two matches, against Everton and Swansea, was absent for a fourth successive training session on Tuesday.It is understood that even if Mahrez reports back for duty, it is unlikely he will feature against Guardiola’s team on Saturday.Mahrez is unhappy that Leicester were determined to secure such a huge profit on a player they bought for a reported £350,000 from French second-division side Le Havre in 2014 and who played a pivotal role in the club’s rise from the Championship to Premier League champions.He was crowned players’ player of the year during Leicester’s remarkable title-winning campaign in 2015-16, scoring 17 Premier League goals, and then signed a four-year deal to help lead their Champions League charge.Adding to Mahrez’s anger is that other heroes of Leicester’s title-winning triumph — N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater — have been allowed to leave the club and join Chelsea with far less resistance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Neymar shines on return as PSG beat Rennes

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar (R) celebrates after scoring against Rennes on December 16, 2017, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France © AFP / LOIC VENANCEParis, France, Dec 16 – Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1.The world’s most expensive player missed last weekend’s win over Lille due to suspension and sat out Wednesday’s French League Cup clash at Strasbourg after travelling back to Brazil to deal with a family matter. But he made an immediate impact in Rennes by scoring the opening goal after just four minutes before teeing up Kylian Mbappe to add a second for PSG just past the quarter-hour.Firmin Mubele halved the deficit after the break, but Rennes were reduced to 10 men when Benjamin Andre picked up a second booking and Edinson Cavani netted PSG’s third on 75 minutes.Neymar swiftly made it four as he turned home his second goal of the afternoon, while Wahbi Khazri blazed over a late penalty for Rennes after PSG centre-back Presnel Kimpembe was sent off.“When you see a player like Neymar, I think that all the fans who were here today, or watching on TV, they might support PSG, but if they like football they are happy to see a player like Neymar,” said PSG coach Unai Emery.PSG had already ensured they will head into the winter break top of the table and lead second-place Monaco by nine points, but the capital club have shown signs of weakness this month with losses to Strasbourg and Bayern Munich.However they brushed aside Strasbourg 4-2 in the League Cup on Wednesday without Neymar and Mbappe, both of whom were restored to the starting team at Roazhon Park by Emery.The pair promptly linked up to great effect as Mbappe exchanged passes with Marco Verratti before slipping a ball across the face of goal for Neymar to tap in from point-blank range.– Cavani halts drought –Rennes defender Mexer (R) vies with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe on December 16, 2017, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France © AFP / LOIC VENANCEIt was the same combination that produced PSG’s second goal on 17 minutes as Neymar turned provider by sliding over a low cross with the outside of his right boot for Mbappe to convert. Cavani twice went close to further stretching the lead, first when his clever back-heel was stopped on the line by Hamari Traore and then as he was denied by Rennes goalkeeper Tomas Koubek with his follow-up blocked by Joris Gnagnon.Mubele gave Rennes hope on 53 minutes when he forced the ball in after Morgan Amalfitano’s header from a corner rebounded off the inside of Alphonse Areola’s near post.The hosts suffered a damaging blow when Andre was dismissed after catching Kimpembe as the defender cleared, although they nearly equalised when Khazri broke into the box only to be thwarted by Areola.But Cavani snapped a four-game drought with a brilliant lob on 75 minutes after he collected a lofted pass from Neymar on the edge of the area, his league-best 18th goal of the season ending Rennes’ resistance.Neymar capped off a memorable performance a minute later when he tucked away another Mbappe assist, sliding in at the far post to increase his league tally for PSG to 11 goals.The visitors lost Kimpembe to a second yellow card after he conceded a penalty by bringing down James Lea Siliki, but Khazri drilled the resulting spot-kick over in the final minute.Lille crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Dijon in the club’s first game since officially parting ways with Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, while promoted Strasbourg climbed into the top half after a 2-1 win over Toulouse extended their unbeaten run to six matches.Lyon can reclaim second place from Monaco when they host fourth-place Marseille on Sunday, while a resurgent Nice will hunt a fourth straight win at home to struggling Bordeaux.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

VIDEO: Bahia defender takes play-acting to another level against Flamengo

first_imgDiving and play-acting is becoming the scourge of football.But Bahia defender Lucas Fonseca managed to take the act of feigning injury to another level in his side’s 1-0 defeat against Flamengo.Having already been booked moments earlier, Fonseca lunged towards Flamengo striker Paolo Guerrero, leaving a rather uncalled for challenge at hip-height.Provoked, Guerrero turned and threatened to throw a punch at Fonseca from a yard or two away.However, despite making absolutely no contact, Fonseca proceeded to go and roll on the floor like the ultimate drama queen….last_img

HOME HELP CUTS ARE THE CRUELEST CUTS OF ALL, SAYS QUINN

first_imgA COUNTY councillor who won all-party support for a motion calling for the reversal of cuts to Home Help services in Donegal says the Government policy will end up costing taxpayers more.Donegal County Council is to invite senior HSE officials to Lifford to defend the new policies.“I was delighted not only with the support for the motion but also by the justifiable anger voiced by many of those speaking at the meeting regarding the cruelty of these cuts,” said Cllr Mick Quinn. “These cuts cannot be justified and will end up costing the H.S.E. many times the amount they could possibly save.”Quinn continued: “As Donegal has the highest ratio of people over 66 in the country it was agreed by the Council to invite the Local Health Officer along with the General Manager of the H.S.E. to a meeting with the Councillors to discuss this issue of vital importance to the people we serve.“It was also pointed out that despite assurances from the H.S.E. that Home Help hours were being reduced by 4%, many people have had their hours reduced by 70%.“Alongside the cruelty of the speed with which the cuts have been imposed, elderly people, many of whom live alone, face the challenge of struggling with the beaurocracy of appealing the H.S.E. decision. “It is incredible that the H.S.E. has not provided a ‘fast-track’ Appeals System for our elderly people in view of the fact that we are fast approaching the depths of Winter.”Cllr Quinn added: “I sincerely hope that common sense will prevail and in the meantime I would encourage family, friends and neighbours of people who have had their Home Help hours cut to Appeal this unforgivable decision on their behalf.” HOME HELP CUTS ARE THE CRUELEST CUTS OF ALL, SAYS QUINN was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal Dailyhome help cutsHOME HELP CUTS ARE THE CRUELEST CUTS OF ALLSAYS QUINNlast_img read more

PRESTIGIOUS SEAN-NOS SINGING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO DONEGAL STUDENT

first_imgHelena Nic Laifearataigh, Manager of a n tSeanbheairic presents the scholarshiop to Patricia Nic Ruairí. Also in the picture is the Mac Ruairí FamilyThe first ever Scoláireacht Éamoinn Ghráinne (the Éamonn Ghráinne Scholarship), a sean-nós singing scholarship in memory of the late Éamonn ‘Ghráinne’ Mac Ruairí of Tory island and Falcarragh has being awarded to his daughter Patricia. At a special ceremony at An tSean Bheairic last weekend, Helena Nic Laifeartaigh, the manager of an tSean Bheairic, the arts and cultural centre in Falcarragh, presented Patricia with the prestigious scholarship in front of a large crowd of local dignitaries and traditional artists and singers.As part of the scholarship, Patricia, a respected singer in her own right, will take up the position of sean-nós singer in residence in the arts and cultural venue over an eight month period. She will be tasked with developing and nurturing the rich sean-nós singing tradition of the area and delivering a comprehensive programme of sean-nós singing activities, with a particular focus on transmitting this ornate and beautiful tradition to the next generation.Speaking at the event, Patricia Nic Ruairí said she hoped the award would allow her to develop the valuable tradition her father loved.She also said she would try and ensure the project would do justice to the memory of her father and to the as the rich musical legacy he left behind.“Hopefully, we can play a small part in the regeneration of the sean-nós singing tradition in Cloughaneely, particularly amongst young people. My father always believed the tradition would stay alive and flourish if it was passed on to the younger generation”. The scholarship was initiated by an tSean Bheairic in memory of Patricia’s late father, Éamonn ‘Ghráinne’ Mac Ruairí of Tory Island and Falcarragh.Éamonn was a highly esteemed singer, musician and folklorist who is recognised internationally as one of the finest exponents of the rich musical and cultural heritage of Tory Island as well as being acknowledged as one of the masters of the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition.He left an indelible mark on the singing tradition of the Donegal Gaeltacht and he greatly contributed to the strong sense of identity and historical continuity of the Tory Island community. His family is also steeped in that tradition and all three generations of the family has produced accomplished sean-nós singers.The Sean Bheairic committee felt it was highly appropriate and fitting that a member of the Mac Ruairí family should receive the inaugural scholarship. Josie Doohan, the chairman of an tSean Bheairic, commenting on the awarding of the scholarship to Patricia, had this to say,“Patricia, like her father, is steeped in the musical heritage of Tory Island and Cloughaneely and has a deep understanding of the importance of sean-nós singing and the rich musical heritage of the area. “She also understands how important it is that this beautiful art form be handed down to the next generation, something her father always advocated. It is, therefore our privilege to announce Patricia as the first recipient of the scholarship”.An tSean Bheairic, with the support of Ealaín na Gaeltachta, felt it was important to remember Éamonn, to build on the legacy he left behind and to help promote the traditional arts in the region.Last June, they organised the inaugural Corn Éamoinn Ghráinne, a sean-nós singing competition in memory of Éamonn. The competition proved to be a huge success garnering huge support throughout the Gaeltacht and culminating in a packed auditorium for the final. The committee felt it was important to build on this momentum and it was from this seed that the idea of a scholarship took hold.Speaking of the importance of the initiative, Micheál Mac Aoidh of Ealaín na Gaeltachta, the organisation who are sponsoring the scholarship, said, “It is a great honour to be able to offer this important scholarship and to honour the memory of one of the finest singers to come out of the Donegal Gaeltacht. It is also important that the traditional arts are fostered and developed in this area. This scholarship can play a small but important role in achieving that goal” One of Patricia’s first duties as the sean-nós signer in residence was to announce the launch of a programme of sean-nós singing classes for children between 7 and 12 years old. The classes commence in November and will run until April, 2014.This eight month course will ensure the young participants gain a solid grounding in sean-nós singing and are able to master the basic forms. Some of the top sean-nós singers in the county will be invited to be guest tutors on the programme and the children will be given opportunities to perform in public.The programme builds on the success of last year’s introduction course for young people where over 20 children participated. As well as the sean-nós singing classes, Patricia hopes to initiate a number of other events and projects that will bring sean-nós singing to a wider audience.PRESTIGIOUS SEAN-NOS SINGING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO DONEGAL STUDENT was last modified: October 29th, 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)last_img read more

KITCHEN HERO DONAL COOKING UP A STORM IN DONEGAL

first_imgTV chef Donal Skehan plans to cook up a storm in his new Kitchen Hero tour and you may be part of the show.“I’ll be getting help from the audience cooking. Sure, everybody always wants to nominate somebody in their house that doesn’t do the cooking. It’ll be great craic,” Donal told Donegal Daily.The 25-year-old food writer and television presenter brings his live cooking show to An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, next month where he will be cooking six recipes on stage. Following the success of last year’s live tour, Donal wanted to do it all over again.“It was such a great time and even people who don’t normally do the cooking came along. I don’t want anymore couch-cooking,” he told us.Donal will cook up delicious, everyday, simple Home Cooked meals live on stage, with lots of fun, loads of food and lashings of audience participation.He said: “These are recipes that everyone can make and the aromas around the theatre will be unbelievable.” There will be lots of cooking tips and he will be answering all your questions.He told Donegal Daily that he’s looking forward to coming to the North West as he loves the area.“In my boyband days I was living in Strabane and would have been in Letterkenny so I’m fairly familiar with it. I’m really looking forward to the tour and meeting everyone,” said the Kitchen Hero star.Donal is currently filming a mini series for the Food Network in Vietnam.After the show there will be a chance to meet Donal who’ll be signing books, fielding questions and taking the “odd selfie or two”. Donal, presenter of BBC’s Junior Masterchef, brings his Kitchen Hero Two – The Home Cooked Tour to An Grianán on Sunday November 16.Now Win TicketsTo celebrate the upcoming tour Donal has a family ticket in the location of your choice to giveaway. Details:http://www.donalskehan.com/2014/10/kitchen-hero-tickets-up-for-grabs/Entries close next Tuesday, October 21. KITCHEN HERO DONAL COOKING UP A STORM IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 15th, 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:An grianancookingDonal SkehanKitchen HeroletterkennyWin Ticketslast_img read more

Buganda win 2018 FUFA Drum

first_img Tags: BugandaFUFA DRUMWest Nile Buganda won the tie 2-1 on aggregate (photo by FUFA media)The FUFA Drum Finals-Return LegWest Nile 1-1 Buganda (agg 1-2)Greenlight Stadium, Arua Saturday, 06-10-2018ARUA – Buganda have gone down in the history books as the very first winners of he FUFA Drum.This was confirmed on Saturday evening after they drew 1-1with West Nile to win the two legged final 2-1 on aggregate.Having won the first leg last week 1-0, Buganda knew that any sort of draw would see them crowned the victors and managed to achieve the fate although West Nile throw everything they had at them.West Nile who were backed with support from thousands of fans started the better side but the visitors stood firm in the early exchanges.The home side took the lead after several attempts through BUL FC forward Villa Oromchan four minutes to the break.Oromchan jumped high to head home a well delivered cross from left back Rashid Okocha to make it 1-0.The White Rhinos were however affected with injury blows in the second half, first with Geriga Atendere limping off and then Rashid Toha too walked off after sustaining an ankle injury.On 79 minutes , Viane Ssekajugo who has had a sublime performance in the tournament levelled matters, striking low to beat West Nile keeper Nafian Alionzi after he was teed up by his Captain Dan Bilkwalira. The scores now read 1-1 on the day with Buganda leading 2-1 on aggregate.Buganda’s Vianni Ssekajugo (in blue) scored the equalizer on Saturday (photo by FUFA media)Despite late pressure from the home side, Buganda held on to win the trophy that came with a cash prize of 32 million shillings while West Nile got 15 million shillings.West Nile Starting XI:Nafian Alionzi, Geriga Atendele, Richard Ayiko, Rashid Toha, Filbert Obenchan, Ronald Orombi,Abel Michael Eturude, Villa Oromchan, Abdul Malik Tabu,Ezra Bida.Buganda Starting XI:Nicholas Ssebwato,Ronald Kigongo,Dan Bilikwalira, Enoch Walusimbi, Savio Kabugo,Abdallah Nyanzi, Viane Ssekajugo,Allan Kayiwa,Saidi Kyeyune, Brian Majwega.Cash Prizes:Winners – Buganda (32M)Runners up – West Nile (15M)Semifinalists – (5M) eachQuarterfinalists – (3M)3rd Place teams in group (1.5M)4th placed teams in group (1M)Individual Awards–Most Valuable Player – Viane Ssekajugo (Buganda)- 1M-Top Scorer James Alitho 8 goals (Bugisu) – 1M–Best XI – IM each player–Fair Play – Acholi – 1M–Best coach – Alex Isabirye (Buganda)- 1M–Best Fan- Banana Joe (Acholi) – 1M–Best XI:Nicholas Ssebwato(Buganda), Geriga Atendere(West Nile), Dan Bilikwalira (Buganda),Rashid Toha (West Nile),Raphael Komakech (Karamoja),Ramathan Dudu(Bunyoro),Julius Poloto(Bukedi),David Bagoole(Busoga),James Alitho(Bugisu),Allan Kyambadde(Kampala),Viane SsekajugoComments last_img read more