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Magnolia ends PBA title drought, closes out Alaska in Game 6

first_imgCelebration. | @BLozadaINQ #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/vqGiYsTwuV— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 19, 2018“Our preparations started in the past four days and I saw that the players really wanted this game, they want the championship,” said Victolero. “Their focus in practice really showed that they really prepared for this game.”“I saw in the first two, three minutes that my players had the desire and we were able to sustain our start.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Hotshots had a blistering start to the game going on a 12-0 opening barrage that turned into a 32-18 trench after Travis’ jumper with a couple of seconds left in the first quarter.The thrill. | @BLozadaINQ #PBA2018Read: https://t.co/tMAmq67TNipic.twitter.com/S991sJ4fll— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 19, 2018Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee had 16 points apiece for the Hotshots while Finals MVP Mark Barroca added 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists.Mike Harris’ heroics of 26 points and 24 rebounds weren’t enough for the Aces as they dropped to a 0-5 Finals record in the Alex Compton era.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ONE: Joshua Pacio gets new opponent for first strawweight defense No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Magnolia turned what was deemed a dogfight kind of Game 6 into a rout and a much-awaited championship celebration Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Hotshots finally ended their title drought after a wire-to-wire 102-86 win over the Alaska Aces in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals for the franchise’s first crown since pulling off a Grand Slam in 2014.Romeo Travis, the runner-up for Best Import of the conference, had the hot hand to finish with a game-high 32 points that went with 16 rebounds and six assists while Paul Lee, the Best Player of the Conference, added 16 points.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 ChrissMagnolia held its fort for most of the fight maintaining a lead that hovered in the 12 to 15-point region but the Aces showed their persistence with Simon Enciso cutting the deficit to 10, 96-86, with a layup with 1:10 left in the game.Jio Jalalon had a quick answer driving to the hoop to score on a floater to give the Hotshots a dozen-point lead, 98-86, with 50.5 seconds remaining. Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE Championship

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brazilian fighter Vitor Belfort competes against Brazilian fighter Lyoto Machida during their middleweight bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 224 (UFC 224) event at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 12, 2018. (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP)MANILA, Philippines—Mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort has signed with ONE Championship in what can be described as one of the biggest acquisitions for the promotion.Belfort (26-14) is one of the most iconic MMA fighters in the world and was a one-time UFC light heavyweight champion.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the acquisition of Belfort on Twitter.“it is with great pleasure and honor that I welcome Vitor Belfort into the ONE Championship family,” said Sityodtong in a statement,” said Sityodotong. “Vito is, hands down, one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“He is a legend across the world, and we are thrilled to have him as ONE expands into South America. A World champion in multiple divisions, Vitor is a massive addition to our ever-growing roster of ONE Championship athletes,” added Sityodtong.BREAKING NEWS: I am thrilled to announce that UFC Legend Vitor Belfort is now a ONE Championship athlete! A former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion, Vitor holds the record for the most KOs in UFC history as well as the 2nd most finishes. #WeAreONE pic.twitter.com/Sbf15KPPua— Chatri Sityodtong (@yodchatri) March 1, 2019Belfort, who holds the record for most knockouts in UFC history with 12, said he’s grateful to have witnessed the growth of the sport and that he plans to one day hold a title strap in ONE Championship.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I have been in this sport since I was 19-years-old, and have been fortunate enough to witness its growth and evolution firsthand,” said Belfort, 41.“ONE Championship is the Home of Martial Arts and I plan to become a ONE World Champion in front of some of the best martial arts fans in the world.”ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang will go to Japan looking for war vs hometown bet Shinya Aoki Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

“Fake Degree” Holder Arrested, Promises to Name Collaborators

first_imgPolice in Monrovia under the command of the chief of Special Investigation Unit (SIU) at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Augustin Mehn, over the weekend arrested one of those suspected of masquerading with fake academic credentials including terminal degrees in the country.Shortly after police picked up Ndien Peters; a self-proclaimed doctorate degree holder, he was taken to the Liberian National Police Headquarters on Capitol Hill where he was formally charged with “forgery and impersonation.”Interestingly, while being processed by the police, Peters reportedly made an open confession to the commission of the crime of falsification of credentials, but was quoted as telling the police that “I am not alone in the business of using false academic credentials in the country to gain employment, there are some higher ups too.”With that confession, Mr. Peters promised to cooperate with the investigation to identify several other persons he knew to be in possession of counterfeit academic credentials surreptitiously (secretly, slyly) used to acquire jobs in Liberian society.According to suspect Peters, those in possession of some of the counterfeit credentials have reportedly studied in the United States of America (USA) or the West African State of Nigeria as well as the University of Liberia (UL).At the UL, some of the suspects claimed to have graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and or Master of Science in Geography (MSc), degree, but the date of entry and graduation from the UL present a questionable contrast.  Peters, has among other things, submitted documentary evidence containing names of those suspected of being in possession of falsified degrees; including the terminal ones.Like the proverbial saying goes, to ‘add insult to injury,’ a letter in possession of the Daily Observer claiming to come from the president of the Anointed University in South Africa has denied that Peters is a graduate of the institution.The letter further advised the National Commission of Higher Education (NCHE) in Liberia to disregard any certificate that Mr. Peters might have presented to it since he (Peters) was not a graduate of their university.Recently, authorities of the NCHE embarked on an exercise to clean the higher education system; wherein those with fake credentials would be arrested and prosecuted in keeping with the legal framework.However, following the completion of Peters’ preliminary investigation by the police, he was asked to go home, but to report to the police in charge of quarters regularly beginning to today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Drake Volleyball Upends MVC Leader Illinois State, 3-0

first_img Box Score (PDF) Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa — Behind a tremendous team performance, the Drake volleyball team upset Illinois State, 3-0, on Monday, Oct. 3, evening at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs’ win snapped Illinois State’s eight-game win streak and was the Redbirds’ first Missouri Valley Conference loss of the season.Drake (11-8, 2-3 MVC) swept the match by set scores of 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, for the program’s first win against ISU (11-6, 4-1 MVC) since 2009.”I’m really proud of our players tonight,” said head coach Darrin McBroom. “We have a phenomenal group of young women that contributed tonight to make this possible for Drake Volleyball.”As a team, the Bulldogs hit .257 while holding Illinois State to at .181 percentage. Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) led the Drake with a 12-kill, 10-dig double-double while Odessa Cody (Chicago, Ill.) and Kameo Pope (Belle Plaine) had nine of the Bulldogs’ 12 blocks. Drake held a 12-5 advantage in blocks. Cody also added eight kills on 19 attempts to continue her streak of strong play.”We need everybody doing their job and tonight everyone did their part,” McBroom said. “Our outsides did an outstanding job, our middles were exceptional and the setters delivered some very nice offense. It was a great night from everyone.”Illinois State kept pace with Drake throughout the first set that featured eight ties and five lead changes but was not able to pull through for the win. The Bulldogs put the set away with five unanswered points capped by back-to-back kills from Inderski to take the set, 25-22.Drake used an 8-0 run behind Chandelle Davidson’s (Gretna, Neb.) serving to transform a 10-6 deficit into a 14-10 lead. Much of that run was keyed by Drake’s middle with four-straight points via blocks at one point.”The blocks were huge in two ways,” McBroom said “Illinois State is year in and year out one of the top teams in the Valley and to get those blocks was huge for us. It caused them frustration and did a lot of good for our momentum in the second set.”The momentum off those blocks allowed Drake to maintain that second-set lead to take the set, 25-20.During the third set, Drake used an early 6-0 run to pull ahead, 12-3 early in the set. The Redbirds would gradually pull back within two points, 20-18, but Drake answered by scoring five of the next seven points to secure the 25-20 set win and sweep the Redbirds.”We’ve been fighting as an underdog in the Valley to pull off some upsets and just haven’t been able to get them against any of the top five teams. To get that done tonight, for our senrios, especially, was significant.”The Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center on Saturday, Oct. 8 to take on UNI. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Next Game: UNI 10/8/2016 – 7:00 PM Watch Live The Valley on ESPN3 Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

TRAFFIC DISRUPTION AFTER ACCIDENT IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgThe scene of the accident in Letterkenny this evening.There are major traffic delays in Letterkenny following a traffic accident this evening.The accident, which took place at the roundabout at Oldtown Bridge close to the Old Dunnes Stores, happened just after 6pm.Two cars were involved in the incident. Gardai and an ambulance are at the scene but it is not known if anyone is seriously hurt.TRAFFIC DISRUPTION AFTER ACCIDENT IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 7th, 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:accidentletterkennylast_img read more

RAISE A TOAST TO DONEGAL’S JUNIOR TOASTMASTERS!

first_imgAre you aged between 13 – 18 and interested in improving your communication skills?Well now is the perfect time to get involved in Junior Toastmasters.Junior Toastmasters Letterkenny will be holding their Junior Toastmasters meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday the 1st of December at 5pm. Everyone is WELCOME to come along. And of coarse bring along your friends!Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills in a FUN and interesting way.This club is open to second level students.For more details contact Emma Rose Callaghan/ Sean Harkin PR Officers (age 16) with the support from adult mentors Karen Murphy 086 6043040 and Conor Crossan 087 1332680.  RAISE A TOAST TO DONEGAL’S JUNIOR TOASTMASTERS! was last modified: December 1st, 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:donegalJunior Toastmasterslast_img read more

THE DAY NELSON MANDELA GOT A SCARF KNITTED IN DONEGAL

first_imgPicture courtesy of Des Cahill, RTETHIS was the day Nelson Mandela got an Aran scarf – knitted in Co Donegal.The picture was Tweeted tonight by RTE sports journalist Des Cahill and shows his wife Caroline handing over the scarf.It was knitted in Ballyshannon by Eileen Curran. Mr Mandela passed away last night surrounded by close family and friends. He was 95.His State funeral will take place in eight days.Hours after his death a black SUV-type vehicle containing Mandela’s coffin, draped in South Africa’s flag, pulled away from Mandela’s home after midnight, escorted by military motorcycle outriders, to take the body to a military morgue in Pretoria.President Zuma ordered all flags to fly at half –staff until Mandela is laid to rest at his ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Dec. 15. This Sunday marks a national day of prayer and reflection, and a memorial service is to be held on Tuesday at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium.Mandela’s body will then lie in state in Pretoria for three days. THE DAY NELSON MANDELA GOT A SCARF KNITTED IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 6th, 2013 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:BallyshannonDes CahillNelson MandelaRTElast_img read more

Wonderful Showband memories from Donegal recalled in new book

first_imgSix people with strong Donegal connections have prominent stories featured in a nostalgic new book from Ireland’s Showband Era.The book recalling the halcyon days of the showband era was launched this week, chronicling tales of music, love and adventure from locals and stars including Margo O’Donnell.From The Candy Store to the Galtymore chronicles the 1950s to the 1970s in rural and urban Ireland through the stories of the young men and women who religiously went to their local Ballroom of Romance each weekend. The book echoes an era of social and cultural uprising in Ireland as the country began dancing the weekends away to the sounds of showbands in newly-built ballrooms.It was the time of Larry Cunningham, Joe Dolan, Brendan Bowyer, Dickie Rock and Butch Moore and wherever they played, the crowds followed.Queen of Country and Irish Margo O’Donnell, writes a harrowing account of how she met a down-and-out before a show in London and became great friends with him as he battled against drink before his death.It is a story of sadness but full also of pride in how he turned his life around to die a proud man. Retired bank official, Collette Bonnar from Stranorlar, recalls the dance-floor battles to get noticed and how her Running Bear met Little White Dove and ended up walking down the aisle.Londoner Brendan Moran was a sailor in the Royal Navy when he sailed up the River Foyle into Derry in 1965.The following Sunday they ended up traversing the border in pursuit of entertainment and ended up in Muff, Co Donegal at a dance and recently celebrated his marriage to a girl he met there over half a century ago. He now lives in Donegal.Victor Sandilands left his native Ramelton as a young man of 19 to live and work in London and writes hilariously about a farmer’s wife hiding a dancer’s shoes so he couldn’t go out on a Saturday while also detailing where skeletons unearthed in tunnel digs in the English capital ended up.Moira Gallagher’s story is told in poetic form – the only one in the anthology – and details preparing for and experiencing a night on the tiles. Co-editors PJ Cunningham and Dr Joe Kearney trawled the country over the past year to bring Ireland’s showband stories together in one book.In all, there are 70  contributions contained in this social and cultural review of the time.From The Candy Store To The Galtymore is a collection with twists in every turn – stories of romance, of chance meetings and tales that are funny and maybe even mischievous,” said PJ.“All human life gathered for the weekly dances in what was a cultural shift away from the more formal céilís which held sway up until then. “The showband dances were modern and slightly more brash occasions than the country had been used to but, if anything, the number of stories of love and loss, rows and ructions, fun and games grew in the new environment.“The book looks at this era from left of centre and collects the forgotten, overlooked or rarely-told stories of that time.”The sources are mainly ordinary folk with some interesting insights from singers, musicians and band managers as well.From The Candy Store To The Galtymore is available to buy all over the country from this week (priced €14.99) and is published by Ballpoint Press and co-edited by PJ Cunningham and Dr Joe Kearney.Wonderful Showband memories from Donegal recalled in new book was last modified: October 14th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:From The Candy Store To The GaltymoreMargo O’Donnellshowband eralast_img read more

Dairy farmers ask Trump Administration to provide needed compensation for lost trade

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. dairy farmers at their annual meeting here this week asked President Donald Trump to recognize the significant economic losses milk producers are suffering because of the administration’s implementation of Section 232 and 301 tariffs.The duties have resulted in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. dairy exports, particularly in Mexico and China. They continue to cause severe economic harm to U.S. dairy farmers, according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), as its board of directors adopted a resolution calling for aid commensurate to that damage.“In light of the administration’s decision to establish a program to compensate farmers for the damage caused by these retaliatory tariffs, we call on the president to direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide assistance to dairy producers at a level that reflects the damage they have caused,” milk producers resolved at their meeting, held Oct. 28-31 in Phoenix. Farmer losses will exceed $1 billion this year, according to four separate estimates cited by NMPF. An initial USDA mitigation package announced in August allocated $127 million to dairy.“Dairy farmers spoke strongly and clearly that the government needs to act to alleviate the hardship America’s milk producers face as a result of the trade disputes,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF. “We look forward to working with USDA and White House on solutions that address the cost of the trade war that has exacerbated the economic struggle facing dairy producers and the cooperatives they own.”Farmers attending the conference also discussed the state of dairy profitability and the future of dairy cooperatives in a time of consolidation. Guest speakers included American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, and David Wasserman, House Editor for The Cook Political Report. Mulhern also detailed NMPF’s efforts to fight misleading labeling of plant-food-based beverages as milk, and moderated a panel of dairy executives including Mike Doyle, president and CEO of Foremost Farms; Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc.; Ed Mullins, CEO of Prairie Farms; and Ed Townley, president and CEO of Agri-Mark.last_img read more

Symbol of Miyajima — Geocache of the Week

first_imgLocation:Hiroshima, JapanN 34° 17.843 E 132° 19.141 123456<> Difficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5 Where is the most beautiful location you’ve found a geocache? Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Miyajima at low tide during sunset. The cache is located on the shoreline along the pleasant gravel walking paths, surrounded by lush mountains, gorgeous lake views, and dozens of curious deer. Father and daughter walk to the gate at low tide. A quiet moment of reflection in the rain. The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered a Japanese National Treasure. Low tide, as seen from the shore. center_img SharePrint RelatedWhere Bats Dare — Geocache of the WeekMarch 15, 2017In “Community”Cova Tancada – GC1ZW11 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 15, 2012November 15, 2012In “Community”Mumbles Lighthouse Island GC2A4TB GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 7, 2012May 7, 2012In “Community” TraditionalGC35HCNby MTSK The great Torii gate and a little friendThis Geocache of the Week is located on Itsukushima Island, popularly known as Miyajima, which translates to “Shrine Island” in Japanese.The cache is located on the shoreline along the pleasant gravel walking paths, surrounded by lush mountains, gorgeous lake views, and dozens of curious sika deer. From there you can get a beautiful view of the great Torii gate while logging the cache.At high tide, the shrine appears to float on water and you can boat under/through the great Torii. And at low tide, you can walk right up to the gate. Here’s a great link with tides tables, weather reports, cherry blossoms forecast, and even an autumn leaf viewing information for the area if you are serious about logging this cache.At high tide, the gate appears to float on water and you can boat right under/through itAt low tide, you can walk right up to the great Torii gateAs with many caches at popular historical or tourist destinations, stealth is everything when retrieving the container. But most people are distracted and taking photos of the gate and deer. Speaking of deer, look out for them. They appear to be docile but can be quite rude and grab your lunch if you’re not paying attention!The deer look sweet, but watch out! They’re crafty!The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered a Japanese National Treasure. It is one of the most photographed locations in the country. The Shinto shrine was originally built in the 6th century and has been rebuilt several times, with the current structure dating back to 1875.The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered a Japanese National Treasure.Odd fact: Since 1878 no deaths or births are permitted near the gate and burials on Itsukushima Island are forbidden.last_img read more