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Breaking the monotony

first_imgIn a tournament where the overwhelming narrative is Lyceum’s monotonous march to yet another undefeated elimination round in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, it takes big-time performances or dramatic wins to grab the spotlight.Laurenz Victoria earned his share Thursday, burying the winning basket with seven-tenths of a second remaining to rescue Mapua against Jose Rizal, 81-79, at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Osaka and sports’ young guns It might, but not today.The Pirates made sure of that, taking a familiar route to crushing Emilio Aguinaldo College, 95-75, in another game.In what has become an oft-repeated refrain, the Pirates again pulled away in the fourth quarter after toying around with the Generals for three quarters.EAC was within 61-54 going into the fourth but, as everyone who has watched a Lyceum game the past couple of weeks probably expected, the Pirates burned rubber and tore off on the way to their 12th straight victory in as many games.Spencer Preta sparked Lyceum’s initial run that stretched the lead to 72-61 before the Marcelino twins took over. Jaycee and Jayvee scored four points each in the Pirates’ 8-0 run that gave them a commanding 89-69 lead with 1:26 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It helped that Victoria had some advice from one of the country’s legendary shooters, his own coach, PBA great Atoy Co.“With my experience, the more you look for your shot, the basket just gets smaller and you’ll likely miss the shot,” said Co in Filipino. “I just told them to play defense and you will be relaxed by the time you have to score.”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 ChrissThe Cardinals’ sweet shooter sank the game-winner over the defense of Jed Mendoza as the Cardinals added a little luster to their struggling campaign—Victoria’s heroics sealed just the third win for the Cardinals in 11 matches.But it did spice up a playdate of a season that is shaping up to be a two-team race for the crown and has fans lazily gnawing cold peanuts at the stands trying to figure out if Lyceum is ever going to suffer a loss in the elimination round. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Pirates head coach Topex Robinson said he wasn’t worried that the Generals were within striking distance with one quarter left to play.“I think that’s something we’re not surprised about but what’s important to us is we should sustain our effort for 48 minutes,” said Robinson. “We should have discipline both in the offensive and defensive end.”CJ Perez led the Pirates with 19 points and five rebounds while Mike Nzesseu had 18 points and seven boards.Jaycee Marcelino had 15 points, seven assists, and four steals for the Pirates while Ralph Tansingco and Jayvee Marcelino added 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the yawner.Mapua’s game-winner wasn’t the only clutch shot Victoria made as he had a big three-pointer with 1:04 left in the game that put the Cardinals up 79-74.Victoria’s three could’ve been the dagger but ill-advised foul calls and a technical foul on Mapua assistant coach Randy Alcantara awarded the Heavy Bombers five free throws in a span of less than 40 seconds.Mark Mallari made those free throws that tied the game at 79 with 21.5 seconds left in the game.After Victoria’s shot, JRU had a chance to tie the game but JR Aguilar’s jumper bounced off the rim after hitting the square of the backboard.Mallari led the Cardinals’ offense with 17 points while also clamping down on JRU’s Mendoza, who had 19 first half points but finished the game with 22.Warren Bonifacio had 13 for Mapua. MOST READlast_img read more

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‘Political Women’ Dissociate from “Weah Step Down Campaign

first_imgNuwoe A. D. Scott, COPPWIL’s vice president for political Affairs, said if for any reason political parties disagreed with this government, they should patiently wait for 2023 to unseat them through the ballot box.…Denounce freedom out of ‘ballot box’The Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, distanced themselves from the December 30th “Weah Step Down Campaing.”The women denied being in support of the planned.COPPWIL described the removal of President George Weah through protest as illegal and unconstitutional adding that “we do not support any freedom that is out of the ballot box because it undermines the peace and security of our country.The women told reporters at a news conference in Monrovia that the country has had a long, dark past that its citizens do not wish to be repeated.The Council of Patriots (CoP), headed by Henry P. Costa, on November 11, 2019, communicated with Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean for protection to stage a protest requesting President Weah to step down because of a constitutional violation.Nuwoe A. D. Scott, COPPWIL’s vice president for political Affairs, said any reason for an individual to remove an elected government without going through the ballot process or legal means is a serious threat to the security.She said the removal of any government is not common but a process, the end of which no one can determine.“We as women in politics think that there is no reason why we should remain quiet on such issues that will affect our children,” Madam Scott said.She said while it is true that the government is faced with many challenges, which include the economy, they believe that the government should be given the chance to go through its six-year term.She said if for any reason political parties disagreed with this government, they should patiently wait for 2023 to unseat them through the ballot box.“We are victims in these processes that lead to violence,” Madam Scott said. “We are mothers, sisters, and we cannot sit back anymore and allow anybody to disturb our peace.  There are some of our women who could not continue their education because the war took away their youthfulness and they became adults too early; so we are not ready to have instability now.”She said the illegal and unpatriotic removal of a sitting leader has never brought Liberia any positive results but division and hate.Scott urged Liberians to resolve their differences instead of creating a situation that will lead to instability of the state.She, however, called on women in politics and the private sector to distance themselves from this ‘unconstitutional protest.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Police destroy ganja farm at Linden

first_img– 1 arrestedA 21-year-old South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, man was on Friday arrested after Police swooped down on a marijuana field at Wisroc, Linden.Police stated that between 16:30h and 18:00h, ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch conducted a drug eradication exercise in Wisroc, during which several acres of cultivated cannabis were discovered.A section of the camp at Wisroc, Linden with dried marijuanaA total of 5300 of the illegal plants ranging from six inches to five feet were found and destroyed by ranks. Two makeshift camps were also found and burnt.The Georgetown resident who was on the farm at the time of the raid was taken into Police custody. He is being processed for court.last_img read more

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“GECOM must be compelled to hold elections in 90 days” – activist

first_img…says President Granger’s involvement absolutely necessaryBy Samuel SukhnandanGiven the stalemate between Government and the Opposition over the holding of elections and the failure of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to definitively pronounce on its readiness for same, outspoken activist, attorney and chartered accountant Christopher Ram said the most rational and obvious thing to do at this point was to get the Commission to act.Attorney and accountant Christopher RamIn expressing deep concern over the posture of GECOM, Ram told Guyana Times on Tuesday that “GECOM is a creature of the Constitution of Guyana and it seems that the move is to frustrate and undermine the holding of elections”, reiterating that election must be held in 90 days as constitutionally mandated, as a result of the successful no-confidence vote.Ram, who has been at the forefront on this issue, argued, “The election has to be held in 90 days unless there is a two-thirds vote in the National Assembly to extend that period. This is messing around with the Constitution and it is heading down a dangerous and slippery slope.”Asked what role President David Granger could play in helping to address the issue before hand, the social commentator said, “As a person committed to democracy, the President must take the lead in this matter. It has been said time and time again that the world is watching and citizens are watching, and this inertia and unwillingness to do something.” He continued, “If GECOM doesn’t want to move, then it must be compelled to move.”However, Ram told this publication that democracy operated on the presumption of certain standards of behaviour. “You don’t expect that the President should have to call them to say do this … as a creature of the Constitution, GECOM must know what it is required to do from the time a vote of no confidence came up. It should have been preparing itself.”He argued further that GECOM should always be prepared to have elections in 90 days or less, subject to the requirements of the Representation of the People’s Act. Ram has rubbished the arguments that GECOM now has to go back to house-to-house registration, as is being peddled by the Government through its representatives on the Commission.When questioned as to whether given the current circumstances that Guyana is faced with, if he sees the President’s involvement as necessary now, Ram responded in the affirmative. “Absolutely … and he has to let people like Vice President (Khemraj) Ramjattan know that you don’t play around with democracy and he is playing a very dangerous game,” he posited.ContentionPeople’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Commissioners on GECOM are contending that far from the view being expressed by GECOM and Government officials, elections can be held by March 19, 2019. One of them, Sase Gunraj has noted that the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield has been creating an impression that there is not enough time to complete various tasks before elections. But according to him, these tasks can be completed concurrently.“Lowenfield has said that we need 90 days for specific tasks. When you look at the tasks that make up those 90 days, most of the tasks can be done concurrently,” Gunraj said. “For example, advertising for staff can occur at the same time that you are procuring training material.”In a recent interview, Commissioner Bibi Shadick had also asserted that GECOM could hold elections within 50 days. According to Shadick, she is basing this on the information provided by Lowenfield at Thursday’s meeting at the Secretariat. The Commissioner related that she even offered Lowenfield a proposed timeline for conducting elections within that time frame.Last week, Chief Whips Gail Teixeira and Amna Ally emerged from their meeting with GECOM with more questions than answers, as GECOM refused to give deadlines for its preparations.In an interview after the meeting, the Opposition Chief Whip had been less than satisfied with the answers she did get. According to Teixeira, she asked if the Commission could make simultaneous preparations to accommodate what remains of the time frame for elections.GECOM, which successfully ran the Local Government Elections (LGE) in November 2018, less than three months ago, is being blamed by Government for not being ready, but it is the President of Guyana, who has to give a date for elections and not GECOM as is being touted. The President of Guyana, according to the Constitution, has to dissolve Parliament and issue a date for elections.last_img read more

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West Brom defender desperate to win relegation fight

first_imgWest Brom defender Jonas Olsson is desperate to help his side win their fight against relegation.The Baggies looked safe after Tony Pulis was appointed back in January and racked up some impressive initial results.But their recent form has been disappointing and the Swedish centre-back, who has recently returned from an achilles’ tendon injury, wants to help them complete Mission Survival.“It’s been a frustrating season but I’ve been given quite a lot of minutes by the gaffer lately, so I feel good,” said Olsson.“You always want full games, of course, but I have started two games and come on in four games in the last month or so so I’m feeling better.“My foot feels good and I feel fresh, so I’m eager to go and hopefully I can contribute in these last six games.“I’ve been struggling with it for two seasons and after the operation it’s been much better.“Hopefully I will get even more minutes now.“You want to contribute and it’s been a frustrating season for me personally and for the team, so I want to contribute now.“I have been in this situation before so I think I have something to offer.” West Brom’s Jonas Olsson 1last_img read more

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‘Newlywed Bandits’ wanted in robberies

first_imgAnyone with information was asked to call their local law enforcement agency, or the FBI at (310) 477-6565.In a separate incident, Pasadena police continued Tuesday to look for a man, described as a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 130 pounds with grayish or white hair and a graying goatee, who robbed a bank near the Paseo Colorado on Nov. 7.The robbery occurred at a Citibank West on Colorado Boulevard.robert.hong@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyreIn the robberies, the couple has passed notes to bank tellers, demanding money. They also have threatened to use a weapon, FBI officials said.Of the five holdups attributed to them, the couple committed three together, while each of them committed one robbery separately, Eimiller said.The male suspect is described as Latino, 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 160 pounds.The female is described as either white or Latina, 5 feet 3 inches tall and about 135 pounds.Both appear to be in their 20s and wore casual clothing and sunglasses. View Larger Map center_img FBI officials want the public’s help in finding a young man and woman caught on surveillance cameras as they robbed five banks across the San Gabriel Valley in the past three weeks.Dubbed by the FBI as the “Newlywed Bandits,” the youthful-looking couple began their streak Oct. 18 at an East West Bank branch in El Monte, officials said.The couple then robbed banks in Duarte, Diamond Bar, La Habra and Claremont, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.last_img read more

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Donegal comedians use humour to make important point about mental health

first_imgConnect Mental Health is a Donegal activist group which campaigns for positive mental health awareness. During the week they released the story of Frank, titled ‘It’s Grand’.Although the video is very witty, it also has a serious undertone as it highlights a very real issue surrounding mental health; the mentality that ‘it’ll be grand’, and the flippant nature of which we dismiss our mental health as ‘just a bad day’. The video tells the story of Frank, a young man who breaks his arm during 5 a side football. Despite his friend’s advice, he refuses to get it checked by a medical professional, saying ‘what doesn’t kill me and all that’.With time, an infection sets in and it festers until he is unable to do even the most menial of tasks, such as answering the phone.Eventually his arm is so decomposed that it falls off. Throughout the video, Frank is smiling and joking, despite his pain.Frank’s arm is a metaphor for mental health, and how if you don’t look after it, things can spiral out of control.The video ends with ‘you wouldn’t ignore this… don’t ignore your mental health’.If you’ve felt affected by the content of this video, you can reach out to the following; Samartians, Reach Out, and Aware.Well done to Connect Mental Health and Hunt the Vigan for this amazing video! Donegal comedians use humour to make important point about mental health was last modified: September 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AwarenessConnect Mental Healthhunt the viganmental healthlast_img read more

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Get along to the 3rd Annual Scoil Gheimhridh in Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgThe 3rd Annual Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair happens in the stunning surroundings of the northwest Donegal Gaeltacht, and is without question one of the highlights of the traditional Irish music calendar! This year is no exception.There will be classes in various traditional Irish musical instruments, as well as song and dance, from some of the most respected musicians around, including acclaimed Harper, Laoise Kelly, and Banjo players John and Maggie Carty.Other tutors include Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Bríd Harper, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh, Leonard Barry plus many more. There are events for all the family, including children’s art workshops – not to mention a series of concerts from Ireland’s finest artists, including Dublin Folk Sensation, Lynched; a rare solo performance from Dé Dannan’s frontman, Frankie Gavin with Brendan O’Regan, and special guests Ye Vagabonds; The Irish Concertina Ensemble, who comprise of five internationally renowned and highly creative exponents of the concertina; Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Edel Fox, Tim Collins, Pádraig Rynne & Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh.WithLynched; Frankie Gavin with Brendan O’ReganIrish Concertina Ensemble; Laoise KellyRóisín Mc Grory with Colm O’Caoimh & Paul Harrigan; John & Maggie CartyGatehouse; Ye Vagabonds; New Years Eve Concert with Pólca 4 & Crann ÓgInish Eoghan Song Project with Grace Toland & Kevin McGoniglePlus a special concert of Donegal Music in honour of Raidió Na Gaeltachta presenter, the late Séamus Mac Géidigh Plus many more…Tickets available from www.scoilgheimhridh.comAn Chrannóg, Na Doirí Beaga. Tel: 074 956 0679Siopa Matt Bonner, An Bun Beag. Tel: 074 953 1012Further information:Email: info@scoilgheimhridh.com or Tel: 074 956 0679Get along to the 3rd Annual Scoil Gheimhridh in Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: December 16th, 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)last_img read more

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Something Blu: Radisson Blu Letterkenny to host the ultimate wedding fayre

first_imgRADISSON BLU Letterkenny will be hosting their Wedding Fayre on Sunday October 1st, from 2pm to 5pm, involving wedding suppliers showcasing top trends for weddings. “Something old, something new, something borrowed & something BLU”Radisson, Function Room and Garden. Clive Wasson.Exclusive discounts & competitions will be available on the day, and guests can sample sparkling wine and canapés whilst viewing products and services offered by the industry experts of the North West. In addition, the first 30 couples on the day will receive a complimentary goodie bag filled with delights.Radisson wedding wicker set up. Photo Clive WassonRadisson Blu Letterkenny hosts only one wedding per day, is fully licensed for Civil Ceremonies, as well as offering the outstanding qualities of a first class 4* hotel.A personal Wedding Coordinator will help couples make a range of decisions, such as choosing from the array of wedding banquet options and room layouts available at the hotel.Fully tailorable Wedding Packages start at €33 per person. Photo Credit – Rodi Jeerasoo PhotographyAnother magical feature of the hotel is its photo locations – onsite you will find a ‘Secret Garden’ which is yours for the day to capture a special & unique wedding photo.Wedding Coordinators and Hotel Management will be on hand to guide you through all stages of your special day.  Further details can be found on the Facebook Event Page: goo.gl/GwoV1gFor more information on creating your Perfect Wedding Day, contact the Wedding Coordinator on +353749194444 or email Jonathon.officer@radissonblu.comVisit the dedicated wedding page here – radissonblu.com/hotel-letterkenny/weddingsSomething Blu: Radisson Blu Letterkenny to host the ultimate wedding fayre was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 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:donegaleventsSomething Blu: Radisson Blu Letterkenny to host the ultimate wedding fayreweddinglast_img read more

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‘I don’t give a f***!’ – Man United ace blasts critics in X-rated rant

first_img How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings huge blow Lukaku has been struggling for form recently Romelu Lukaku on Snapchat. Haters gonna hate. 💯 #mufc pic.twitter.com/P2zE2F7Crp— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 9, 2018Lukaku, 25, has netted 31 goals in 62 appearances for United since joining from Everton last summer.He has already joined the Premier League 100 club despite his youth, and is just 33 appearances short of reaching a century of caps for Belgium. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT However, Lukaku remains a key player for Jose Mourinho, having started all but one of the 11 games they have played in all competitions this season.And he hit back at the critics who have called for him to be dropped in a fiery social media message posted on Tuesday night. TOP WORK latest changes tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 1 Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has hit back at his critics in an X-rated social media post.Lukaku, the Belgium international, has struggled for form recently and there have been calls for him to be dropped on the back of a run of six matches without a goal. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? SORRY As The Sun report, Lukaku took to Snapchat to say: “To be honest… I don’t really give a f*** about what people say.“People will talk s*** regardless what you’re trying to achieve in life.” Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most read in Premier Leaguelast_img read more

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