CJ Perez powers Pirates

first_imgThe Pirates’ firepower was on display with seven players scoring at least seven points, including Perez, a former San Sebastian standout, who presided over a second half blitz to roll past one of the teams tipped to challenge San Beda for the title.Lyceum outscored JRU, 53-38, in the second half where the Pirates swarmed at the Heavy Bombers at every opportunity, forcing turnovers and translating them to easy baskets on the other end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Lyceum coach Topex Robinson refused to get carried away by the performance, saying the Pirates are far from a championship team.“Obviously it’s a good output, but you don’t win a championship in the first game,” said Robinson, whose squad faces defending champion San Beda in an early clash of favorites on Friday. LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum brandished its newfound depth even as Mapua showed it can survive without that same amount of firepower.With CJ Perez dishing out an all-around game in his first NCAA game in three seasons, the Pirates justified the preseason hype with a 96-75 beating of contender Jose Rizal U Tuesday in the Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Gilas gets break: Iran resting Haddadi Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Meanwhile, the NCAA Management Committee immediately overturned Perpetual Help’s 69-65 victory over St. Benilde after the Altas showed up with the wrong uniform in their season debut.Tipoff for the noontime clash was delayed for close to an hour before the league decided to push through with the game since both teams wore dark jerseys, which was only designated for the Blazers.Perpetual Help also forfeited its game in the juniors division to St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, which still won the game, 64-60. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “We try to stay in the moment. You always try to get better. We’re gonna be up against the number one team after this game. We’re just excited and glad that we got this win.”Perez, who transferred to Ateneo in 2015 before moving to Lyceum last year, pumped in 22 points and 10 rebounds, but committed seven of the Pirates’ 21 turnovers, which remained a concern for Robinson.“I got too excited and too eager,” said Perez, referring to his errors.While there was no shortage in manpower for Lyceum, the Mapua Cardinals squeezed the best out of the nine players who suited up before leaning on clutch plays from Andoy Estrella to subdue Letran, 78-75.Emerging as Mapua’s go-to-guy following the decision of two-time Most Valuable Player Allwell Oraeme to sit out the season, Estrella buried a step back triple with 5.2 seconds remaining for the marginal basket.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PM Modi’s visit to further strengthen bi-lateral ties

first_imgThe impending visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Guyana later this year will be a trademark in further solidifying the bi-lateral relationship between the two countries.This is according to Indian High Commissioner Venkatachalam Mahalingam, who at a press conference on Friday said while Guyana and India already enjoy strong relations, 2018 thus far has been good for bi-laterals.This, he added, will be further strengthened during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The announcement of Prime Minister Modi’s visit was made last week during President David Granger’s visit for the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit held in New Delhi, India.According to a missive from the Ministry of the Presidency, the two leaders had a bi-lateral meeting during which Prime Minister Modi pledged to strengthen the historical ties between Guyana and India through cooperation. The Indian leader also said it was indicated that his country is willing to do whatever it can to support Guyana’s development. During the meeting, the two leaders reviewed the scale of Guyana-India relations and agreed to continue discussions when Prime Minister Modi visits Guyana later this year.According to High Commissioner Mahalingam on Thursday, that high-level visit will take place sometime in November or December. He noted that the visit will be one that will cover overall bi-lateral relations between India and Guyana.“…there will be a political element, it will have a commercial element, a cultural element and it will have the other elements such as consulate, you know like visa-free agreement, etc. So it will encompass all the areas which are basically looked after by the High Commission here,” Mahalingam said.The Indian diplomat went on to say, however, the visit will be a furtherance to ongoing discussions on Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector as well as it’s heavily indebted and cash strap sugar industry.“By that time, I think there will be some clarity about what kind of cooperation we are going to have on sugar. Like how Government of India can help the ailing sugar industry of Guyana, for which we expect some kind of detailed request from the Government of Guyana. And with Guyana being the new member of the oil club… there was an assurance that India can help in downstream, midstream and upstream; and it is for the Government of Guyana to come back to us in which area Guyana would like to have cooperation with India,” the High Commissioner posited.He went onto say that there will also be other areas of interests to further develop between the two countries. These include: agriculture, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, IT cooperation and education.“So these are general areas but of course there could be new areas (of cooperation during or prior to Prime Minister Modi’s visit),” the High Commissioner said.President Granger’s visit to India earlier this month follows closely on a visit to India, back in February by a delegation led by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge during which Guyana and India signed three cooperation agreements – one on renewable energy, one on cultural exchange and the framework agreement on ISA.Guyana and India established diplomatic ties in 1965 and have since maintained a strong bond on the bi-lateral and multi-lateral fronts given the similarities of not only its democracy and colonial background, but also its multi-racial and multi-cultural societies.Over the years, Guyana has become the beneficiary of several loans and lines of credit from the Indian Government towards infrastructure, healthcare and education development.Currently, there are seven projects that the Indian Government is either fully or partially funding in Guyana.last_img read more

Court ruling pending after PVLA, First Nations Site C challenges

first_imgThe week opened with the Peace Valley Landowners Association contending the province broke the law by ignoring a portion of the recommendations that came from the project’s joint review panel.Then at week’s end, a trio of First Nations, whose traditional territories would be impacted by the Peace River dam construction, went before the same Supreme Court justice to argue the province’s environmental approval of the project should be quashed because the decision making process was flawed and infringes on their treaty rights.“We’re not saying no to the energy, we’re saying no to the structure of this valley,” says Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation. “What they’re proposing with Site C is the last piece of the Peace Valley that we have left there, and it’s a critical area.”- Advertisement -“There is legal precedence saying that they can’t justify what they’re doing; they have options that they can do.”Meantime, B.C. Hydro has laid out the land and cash being offered to the West Moberly, Prophet River, and McLeod Lake First Nations and says it would deliver $6.5 million upfront and another $42 million over 70 years.The land offer translates into a third of the 6,500 hectares that would be either submerged or occupied by the dam, the generating station and the reservoir. It also intended to address the findings of the joint review panel regarding the impact of the project on First Nations’ hunting, fishing, trapping and other traditional activities.Advertisement Still pending are the PVLA and the Treaty 8 Federal Court challenges, along with those from two Alberta First Nations – slated to come in July after Hydro begins dam construction.last_img read more

Ronaldo grumbling leaves Real unimpressed

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction after Real Madrid won the Champions League final in Kiev has left a sour taste at the club. © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKYMADRID, Spain, May 27 – Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League for a fifth time on Saturday but the striker’s petulant posturing over his future has left a sour taste at Real Madrid.While his team-mates were celebrating a record-stretching 13th European crown, earned after a gutsy 3-1 victory over Liverpool, Ronaldo was casting doubt over his commitment to the club. “It was very nice to be in Madrid,” said Ronaldo, who was told it sounded like he was saying goodbye.“In the next few days I will give an answer to the fans,” he replied. “Because they have always been by my side.”Less than 24 hours later, Ronaldo was delivering a more optimistic message as Real’s players were paraded in front of supporters at the Plaza de Cibeles on Sunday night.Speaking to the fans, Ronaldo said: “Thank you so much guys, see you next year.”For months, Ronaldo and his representatives have been wrangling with Real over a new deal, as the Portugese reportedly seeks to surpass Lionel Messi at Barcelona and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain as the highest paid player in the world.Florentino Perez’s resistance has offended Ronaldo, who has implied several times all is not well in their relationship. His latest referencing of the support of the club’s fans, as opposed to the hierarchy, has been interpreted as another dart aimed at Real’s president.When Ronaldo’s initial comments were put to Perez on Saturday night, he expressed annoyance at their timing and appeared to brush off the possibility of a departure.“Do not ask me these things the day we are celebrating a Champions League title like today,” Perez said.“Everyone has the right to speak but here the important thing is the club, that we are all celebrating this title. Cristiano was happy, is happy and remains happy. He is under contract.”Zidane was not in the mood to indulge.“I’m not thinking about that,” Zidane said. “I am thinking about what we are doing now, the game, what we have achieved. On Cristiano, we will see later. He has to stay, yes or yes.”Reports in the Spanish press on Sunday say Real’s players were also vexed by Ronaldo diverting attention from the team’s third consecutive Champions League success. Sergio Ramos was among those to make his feeling known to the 33-year-old in the changing room.“Cristiano will not find a better place,” Ramos said.Even Real’s fans appear to be unimpressed, with a poll on the website of Madrid daily, Marca, asking if the club should make a special effort to keep Ronaldo. After more than 25,000 votes, 65 per cent said no.– ‘CR7 Champions League’ –There would certainly seem to have been an element of sulkiness in Ronaldo’s assessment, coming so soon after the final whistle. He had not scored and the final had been decided by the brilliance of Gareth Bale, who scored twice, the first with a stunning bicycle kick.When this was put to him, Ronaldo replied: “Maybe the Champions League should change its name to the CR7 Champìons League.”“Who has more Champìons League titles and more goals?” he asked.Ronaldo finished five clear at the top of the tournament’s scoring list with 15 goals and in April broke a Champions League record by scoring in his 10th successive match.Even though Ronaldo is 33, it is hard to imagine the likes of PSG and Manchester United not jumping at the chance to poach such a powerful asset, on and off the pitch.But, separation remains the less likely scenario and in the meantime, Ronaldo has served only to irritate those around him.“If Ronaldo has learned anything in his years in Madrid, it is that sadness, like euphoria, lasts a week in this club,” wrote Marca on Sunday.“The week after, the club comes back to compete and fight again to win, to win Champions League titles. Let’s see where Cristiano goes to win as many Champions League trophies as he has at Real Madrid.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgErrigalClimbers who have scaled one of Ireland’s most iconic mountains to raise money for needy causes are being asked to put their hands in their pockets – this time to save the mountain.Mount Errigal has been the setting for thousands of charity climbs over the years.But erosion on the mountain has resulted in Donegal County Council and the local Dunlewey Development Committee being forced to bring in a consultant to examine damage caused to the 751-metre (2,464 ft) mountain.Chris York from Walking-The-Talk has spent the past week assessing the damage caused by walkers and hikers on the mountain. And he has admitted that it will now take “hundreds of thousands of euro” to repair and safeguard the mountain for future users.A plan is now being drawn up to stop the damage for future generations of hikers.Among the tips being given to climbers is not to climb the mountain after it has rained.Mr York said it will take a considerable amount of work which will come at a price to safeguard the mountain which is dangerous in many parts. “It will take a considerable amount of money and we will ave to sit down and see where that money will come from.“Perhaps many people who have climbed the mountain as part of charity hikes over the years will be prepared to donate some money.“There is no easy way to ‘sweeten the pill’, we can’t stick our heads in the peat bog and pretend that the damage is not there,” he said.People concerned about the mountain can meet with Mr York who is holding consultations in the Dunlewey Community Centre today (SAT) July 25 between 4 and 7pm.Groups or individuals are invited to drop in and discuss their views on the access to Errigal. Alternatively you can e-mail your submission to errigal@walking-the-talk.co.uk by August 5. CHARITY CLIMBERS ASKED TO DIG DEEP TO SAVE ERRIGAL was last modified: July 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:consultantdonegalmount errigalsavelast_img read more


first_imgTHE Garda Representative Association has hit out at the decision to house notorious criminal Martin McDermott at Loughan House open prison.The GRA, which represents about 12,000 rank and file garda members, said they were outraged that killer McDermott was moved to the “holiday camp.”They said it was too soon after his conviction for killing a garda needed to be examined by the Government and Mr Shatter. “We are asking the Minister to examine who made the decision to transfer this newly convicted prisoner to a low security prison – and how does this act as a deterrent to others?” said GRA president Damien McCarthy.He said Gda McLoughlin and Gda Robbie McCallion, who died in the Donegal division when struck by a car in an unrelated and separate incident, had lost their lives to criminals who were trying to “flee the law” at the time of both fatal collisions.Both had been working “on behalf of the people of Donegal” when killed. The GRA believed the penalty for killing a garda who was doing their duty must be higher than that handed down when a civilian pedestrian or motorist was killed.“As gardaí, we demand legislation that protects us in the course of our duty. If that were to be the legacy of these two gardaí then it would be a fitting tribute to two exceptional and upstanding young men who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr McCarthy said.  GARDA UNION TELL SHATTER TO APOLOGISE FOR PUTTING GARY’S KILLER IN OPEN PRISON was last modified: March 16th, 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:Gda Gary McLoughlinGDA Robbie McCallionGRAlast_img read more


first_imgMembers of the Glenties protest group.Glenties Community Action Group have held a show of support for the reinstatement of the Mullantyboyle Bridge which came down almost four years ago.This protestor makes his message loud and clearThe community of Glenties have been continually frustrated by the lack of progress in reinstating this important piece of local infrastructure and the Glenties Community Action Group.They are now embarking on an awareness drive to attempt and speed up the process of replacing the bridge. “We were greatly encouraged by the turnout of the public last evening and we wish to thank the local elected representatives who appeared and have so far lent their support to replacing the bridge.“Our focus or drive will not diminish until Mullantyboyle Bridge is properly replaced and we encourage all the people of Glenties to be as vocal as possible to all our local elected representatives in expressing the importance of replacing this important piece of local infrastructure,” said a spokesman for the group.   DELAY OF NEW CROSSING IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR GLENTIES RESIDENTS was last modified: August 26th, 2014 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:bridgedonegalGlentiesprotestlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Heads To Loyola In Search Of Another Road Win

first_imgStory Links Loyola is looking for its 20th with of the season with a 19-5 record and a 9-3 mark in MVC games to sit on top of the league standings. The Ramblers shoot 51.2 percent from the field and the Drake defense will be aiming to slow that clip ad defense has been key to the Bulldogs’ league wins. At Bradley, the Bulldogs held the Braves to 37.3 percent shooting and just five three-pointers on 26 attempts. Drake is 7-0 this season when holding its opponents to 40 percent or worse shooting and 9-0 when shooting better than its opponent. Four of the Bulldogs’ MVC wins have come when holding opponents to less than 40 percent shooting. Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulldogs return home to host UNI Saturday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. The day will be the Bulldogs’ annual Alumni Day as the team welcomes back former players and pays special honor to the 10th anniversary of the 2007-08 MVC Championship and NCAA Tournament team. Print Friendly Version The Drake University men’s basketball team travels to Loyola in search of a series split with the Missouri Valley Conference leaders. Tipoff between the Bulldogs and Ramblers is set for 7 p.m. at Gentile Arena and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago and The Valley On ESPN3. Live Audio Live Stats center_img Drake (13-12, 7-5 MVC) makes the trip after picking up its third MVC road win of the season at Bradley Saturday afternoon. Senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) led the Bulldogs in the win by matching a career high with 32 points to become the program’s all-time scoring leader with 1,812 career points. For his accomplishment, Timmer was named the MVC Co-Player of the Week. In the first meeting between the two teams, the contest was neck-and-neck and tied with nine minutes to play when Loyola went on a run to win 80-57. Four Ramblers scored in double-figures in that win as the team shot 56.7 percent. ESPN3 Drake Game Notes last_img read more


first_imgA man who dragged a 96 year old women from her bed, beat her and robbed her of €3,000 has been jailed for five years.The community raised money to help Ms Greta Lilly get back on her feet.Thomas Alcock kicked in the bedroom door of terrified Greta Lilly at her home in Buncrana in the early hours of January 5th this year. The 49 year old father-of-one had only been released from jail a few weeks earlier in the UK before he travelled to Ireland to live in Donegal.Alcock called to Ms Lilly’s home three times on the day before the robbery looking to buy scrap metal.However at 12.30am the following morning after smoking cannabis and taking crack cocaine he called to Ms Lilly’s home.Once inside her bedroom he carried out a horrific assault on the 96 year old woman who lived alone.Garda Danny Devlin told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Alcock, of no fixed abode, hit Ms Lilly in the face, dragged her by the hair and also stuffed her own cardigan in her mouth to keep her quiet.He told her he would kill her if she not co-operate with him.The attacker, who was hooded, dragged her out of the bed and stole her handbag which contained €3,000 and a gold ring belonging to her mother.Ms Lilly finally managed to summon help by pressing an alarm which she had around her wrist.Gardai began a manhunt for Alcock and learned that he may be in a local hotel.He was arrested with £800 stuffed in a sock outside his bedroom at An Grianan Hotel in Burt.When interviewed, he refused to co-operate at all.The court also heard that a local Bureau de Change reported a man had changed €3,500 to sterling, including a number of €100 notes.He also bought a van and the van-driver became suspicious and contacted Gardai.The court heard that Ms Lilly was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital to be treated for her injuries but was released.However, she has since gone to live in residential care where she remains living after her ordeal.Alcock asked to address the court and said “I feel great shame for what I done. I apologise,” he said.Judge O’Hagan asked Alcock: did he not realise that the victim was 46 years older than him?Judge O’Hagan said that if Alcock had not pleaded guilty and was found guilty by a jury, he would have sentenced him to ten years in prison for the burglary charge.The court was told that the money recovered from the sale of the van had been returned to Gardai and the van could be returned to its owner.Judge O’Hagan also paid tribute to the “wonderful detective work” and also the local community in Buncrana for helping bringing Alcock to justice.MAN WHO BEAT AND ROBBED 96 YEAR OLD GRETA LILLY JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS was last modified: October 30th, 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:buncranaburglaryGreta LillyJUdge John O’HaganThomas Alcocklast_img read more

Hollywood Film to Expose Darwin Dogma

first_imgDarwin is going to get a surprise on his birthday next year.  Ben Stein is releasing a film on Feb. 12, 2008, entitled “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.”  The gift may not be what Darwin wants.  The press release subtitle asks, “Whatever happened to free speech?”  Apparently Premise Media decided to document the trend among Darwinists to crush any dissent:What freedom-loving student wouldn’t be outraged to discover that his high school science teacher is teaching a theory as indisputable fact, and that university professors unmercifully crush any fellow scientists who dare question the prevailing system of belief?  This isn’t the latest Hollywood comedy; it’s a disturbing new documentary that will shock anyone who thinks all scientists are free to follow the evidence wherever it may lead….    Ben Stein, the lovable, monotone teacher from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Wonder Years is on a journey to answer one of the biggest questions ever asked: Were we designed or are we simply the end result of an ancient mud puddle struck by lightning?  Stein, who is also a lawyer, an economist, a former presidential speechwriter, author and social commentator, is stunned by what he finds on his journey.  He discovers an elitist scientific establishment that has traded in its skepticism for dogma.  But even worse, along the way, Stein uncovers a long line of biologists, astronomers, chemists and philosophers who have had their reputations destroyed and their careers ruined by a scientific establishment that allows absolutely no dissent from Charles Darwin’s theory of random mutation and natural selection.The Discovery Institute, one of the frequent targets of the Big Science “Darwinian machine,” is looking forward to this documentary with cautious optimism.  The movie trailer can be found at ExpelledTheMovie.com.  It shows Ben in shorts and a tie blowing the bullhorn on suppression.  The site contains a blog, newsroom and other resources for involvement.Well, this is an interesting development.  Will the Darwin attack machine try to take on Ben Stein, or just ignore him?  Do we finally have a courageous reporter unafraid to ask the hard questions and stand up to institutionalized suppression?  What will the NCSE do to forestall a media crisis, right when they are trying to make Darwin Day an international event?  They certainly have ample warning, so this will be a battle royale worth watching.  We just hope that the comedy-documentary format will not detract from the scientific and philosophical flaws of Darwinism.  These need airing in serious circles among trained minds.  Still, sometimes a media focus can help shake a stalled discussion loose.  Stein’s appeal to the rebel instinct may attract some youthful bystanders to ask questions.    Most likely the Darwin Party will try to portray Ben Stein as a clown who doesn’t know what he is talking about, and treat the film like a small roadside protest that can be safely ignored as Big Science marches on in the Darwin parade.  We know their tactics: whitewash the cases of suppression in the film as small-time aberrations, lie about all the overwhelming evidence for evolution, pick on small flaws in the film but ignore the main points, and marginalize Stein and film fans as religious nuts.  It appears that Stein and the producers will not take being pigeonholed so easily.  They intend this to start a nationwide debate.  We’ll see.  The Darwin Party has amassed a huge arsenal to protect its idol.  The thing about idols, though, is: the bigger they are, the harder they fall.  Pieces of the Darwin idol may one day become trophies as coveted as pieces of the Berlin Wall.(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more