JRU humiliates Perpetual with 33-point rout, holds on to 3rd place

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments Despite the win, Meneses said that the Heavy Bombers should not be complacent going into the last four games of the eliminations.“We have to stay focused. We’re not yet in. Anything can happen and every game counts,” he said. “We can’t be complacent. We should be worried about our team, and all we have to do is do our jobs.”Prince Eze was the lone bright spot for the Altas with 23 points, 20 rebounds, and three blocks, as he failed to get enough support from his locals.The Scores:JRU 85 – Dela Virgen 18, Poutouochi 16, Mendoza 12, Grospe 8, David 8, Teodoro 8, Lasquety 6, Abdul Razak 5, Bordon 2, Mariano 2, Mate 0, Pontejos 0, Sibangan 0, Sawat 0. ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University made quick work of Perpetual with an 85-52 blowout to reinforce its hold of the third spot in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers held the Altas to just five points in the first quarter as they jumped to a 39-15 halftime advantage and extended the lead to as much 35, 83-48, off a MJ Dela Virgen trey late in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “It was our defense which was our main weapon earlier. It was our good defense which translated to good offense for us,” said coach Vergel Meneses.Dela Virgen ignited the rout scoring six in the first period to finish the game with 18 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from three along with eight assists and three rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAbdel Poutouochi added 16 markers and seven boards, while Jed Mendoza had 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists in the win.JRU remained ahead of pack at solo third place with its 8-6 card, while Perpetual continued to drop in the standings with its third straight defeat for a 4-9 record. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PERPETUAL 52 – Eze 23, Pido 8, Sadiwa 8, Tamayo 3, Mangalino 3, Hao 3, Coronel 2, Ylagan 2, Dagangon 0, Casas 0, Clemente 0, Singontiko 0, Yuhico 0, Lucente 0.Quarters: 17-5, 39-15, 64-39, 85-52. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NBA: Cavs’ Smith doesn’t mind coming off the bench after Wade’s arrival DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

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PUL Voters Trashed Gender Balance

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on Monday conducted its leadership elections with no women representation in the leadership structure.Members of the PUL elected Kamara A. Kamara and Jallah Grayfield as president and vice respectively while D. Kaiheneh Sengbe and Daniel Nyankonah were elected Secretary and deputy. These elections bring to the fore, the many years of women’s under-representation in the media-related organizations, leaving many of that class, disenchanted.Most of the female journalists greeted the results of the elections with anger and frustration knowing that their voices will probably not be heard during decision-making since their representative, and the only female candidate in the elections, Siatta Scott-Johnson, failed to collect the votes required.The females under the banner, Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FEJAL), heavily supported Madam Scott-Johnson but could not convince majority of their male counterparts to cast ballots for Siatta, who was defeated by Mr. Jallah Grayfield.Immediately after the results were announced, the women folded their hands in sadness and some openly vented out their anger by shouting, “Selfish and wicked men. Why you men are so disappointing and evil.”“This is our last time participating in any PUL election,” some were heard saying.“You men think we are good to be in the back and not in decision-making positions, but never will this happen again,” another of their group threatened.FEJAL members, including Estelle Liberty and Torwon S. Browne Tuesday, 10 December declared at a media gathering that they (females) will resist most decisions at the Union. They, however, did not specify the decisions that would be resisted by them.Media watchers observed that since the Union’s activities and fundings come from donors, how to present an all-male PUL leadership remains a challenge in a world driven by gender-equity.Since organizations like IREX, USAID and OSIWA believe in female participation at all levels, the successful operations of this new leadership for the next three years remains doubtful to many media developers across the country.Jallah Grayfield succeeds Melissa Chea-Anna, a female, who served the Union during the later days of her tenure, from the United States.   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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‘Our Strategies Worked Perfectly against Kotoko’ – BYC Coach

first_imgLiberian club, Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) who played Kotoko in last Sunday’s CAF Champions League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium came to Ghana to defend. They lost 2-1 but that was nothing disappointing.That was the impression given by the technical handler, Robert Lartey at a post-match press conference. According to the coach, theirs was to avoid going down and even if they were to go down, their expectation was that it shouldn’t be by a bigger score line.Kwabena Adusei neatly converted a penalty in the 39th minute to put Kotoko 1-0 ahead while Isaac Pupo with a well taken free kick in front of the goal area canceled the lead in the 41st minute as his intelligent strike beat Kotoko’s defence and goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye.Kotoko piled intense heat on BYC a while longer and Seidu Bancey was fouled in the box by goalie Nathaniel Sherman in the 71st minute. It was a penalty. Again, Kwabena Adusei beautifully converted to give Kotoko the deserve 2-1 win.While Kotoko players rued their inability to win by a much bigger score line, their opponents were enthused with the outcome of the game. BYC players interestingly burst into joy.Together with their technical team members and officials from the VIP stand; they were seen applauding their efforts after proceedings ended.Their coach explained that the result in Kumasi was good, promising that they would turn the tables when the return encounter is played in Monrovia this weekend.“In every game you play, you have to come with a strategy. Our strategy worked because needed a draw. Losing 2-1 to a big side like Kotoko isn’t bad. We are proud of that and we will go back to re-strategise for the second leg in Monrovia” said the visibly elated coach.Asked what he saw as Kotoko’s weaknesses, the coach politely decline comments giving the impression that saying anything would amount to arming Kotoko well ahead of the crucial second leg game. He said his side respected Kotoko and knew that they could be in trouble if they had taken things for granted.“We have a young team. We couldn’t open the game because Kotoko could punish us. We stuck to our tactics. Our tactics worked. Immediately Kotoko scored, we opened up and I am saying that our best game comes in attacking. We will go back and re-strategize for the return game”.In a match that saw two penalties being awarded to Kotoko, some journalists were of the view that the referee was unfair to BYC.Coach Robert Lartey however disagreed as he stated that they were comfortable with refereeing.“We have no problem with the referee. We respect his decisions. That is why when Kotoko scored, we took the ball to the centre line” he said.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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Reading corner for health centres in region 6

first_imgIn an effort to improve literacy and make visits to health centres in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) more accommodating, the Education Ministry, in collaboration with the Public Health Ministry, has established a reading corner at the New Amsterdam Family Health Centre.On Monday, the Education Ministry, through its Region Six Literacy Coordinator,Mothers and other residents perusing the reading material at the reading cornerSimone Dainty, launched the initiative.According to Dainty, the goal of this pilot programme is to facilitate reading and promote literacy throughout Region Six.  She observed that the centres will provide mothers attending clinic appointments with an opportunity to read to their children, thereby fostering an appreciation for books from an early age.Persons visiting the centres will be able to access books as well as educational tools such as puzzles, letter and number cards, and colouring books among other items for their toddlers and babies. There are plans to add reading materials for adults to the collection in the future.Dainty stated that the Education Ministry would continue to visit the health centres to monitor the progression of the reading corner.The Literacy Coordinator stated that similar projects would be established at other health facilities throughout East Berbice.last_img read more

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Groups aim to save rare creatures

first_img“It’s not enough to try to restore species on public lands,” said Mary Root, coordinator for the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program. “We provide technical and financial assistance to owners who want to enhance or restore their property.” The program has worked with about 800 landowners in California, but so far none has been in the Antelope Valley. Root hopes to start such a local effort in the coming year. Jack Farley of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department talked about the desert’s subtle beauty. “People come here and they think it’s just a chunk of land – it’s just desert. You have to educate them,” Farley said. “If you go out in the morning or in the evening, you can see wildlife. If you go out in the day, the animals are hiding because they are smart.” Wendy Reed, a director of the Antelope Valley Conservancy, highlighted simple things people can do to help habitat and wildlife, such as properly disposing of trash, keeping lids on trash cans to keep ravens away and staying on trails. Endangered Species Day, first observed last year, is aimed at educating the public about the importance of protecting rare, threatened and endangered animal and plant species. The event is also a chance to highlight efforts by organizations and individuals to protect wildlife, fish and plants. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We need more connectivity with other open spaces,” said Ron Krueper, district superintendent for the newly created Tehachapi district of the state Department of Parks and Recreation. “We have a commitment to connectivity so endangered species can move about us humans.” The Tehachapi district was established by the state in hopes of preserving wilderness and wildlife near the rapidly growing high desert and the San Joaquin Valley. It is hoped the new Lancaster-based district will help with planning issues, focusing on conservation. Edwards Air Force Base’s effort to protect young desert tortoises was among the programs highlighted at the event. Young tortoises are being kept in pens in an isolated area of the base to keep them away from predators, such as ravens, and allow them to mature. “Hopefully we can release them back into the population,” said base biologist Mark Hagan. The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife highlighted a program aimed at partnering with private landowners to preserve natural areas. Fish and Wildlife estimates that 73 percent of the nation’s land is held under private ownership. LANCASTER – Protecting the desert wilderness and the species that call it home was the goal Friday as representatives of 16 organizations came together to recognize Endangered Species Day. In a gathering hosted by the Antelope Valley Conservancy at the Prime Desert Woodlands, members of nonprofit conservation groups and representatives from various government agencies gathered to highlight their efforts to protect open-space areas and rare species. The event touched on a number of issues, including protecting such endangered and threatened creatures as the desert tortoise, the Mohave ground squirrel and the mountain lion. One of the themes highlighted by the event was that open-space areas need to be linked in order to be more effective for survival of species. last_img read more

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first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with rape.Letterkenny Court.The man, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. The man was arrested overnight and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.When charged with the rape allegation by Gardai, he replied “It never happened.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until February 2nd for the service of a book of evidence in the case.A number of bail conditions were also set down.They include that the accused signs on at Letterkenny Garda Station three times each week, not to have any contact with witnesses, be contactable by mobile phone, surrender his passport and stay out of designated areas.Judge Kelly set bail and asked for the man’s own bond of €5,000 and also sought an independent surety of €1,000.MAN APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH RAPE was last modified: December 2nd, 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:donegalGardaiLetterkenny District Courtrapelast_img read more


A day with hoses, heroes

first_imgFirefighter Joe Kovacic, 46, drew cheers from the crowd as he jumped off a station garage roof – a good 25 feet off the ground – and landed safely in a 9-foot-tall inflated rescue air cushion that the department uses to catch would-be suicides threatening to jump from bridges and people trapped in building fires. For more realism, Kovacic flailed his arms a bit as he jumped, but tucked into a “cannonball” position before he hit the bag so he landed on his back, instead of legs first. Parents and children watched, wide-eyed, as firefighters took off the roof and doors of two cars using the “Jaws of Life” and showed how a tool about the size of a ballpoint pen could shatter a car’s windows in an instant to help firefighters reach a trapped victim inside. Jessica Vincent, 33, of Sylmar, said she brought daughters Mikayla, 4, and Kyandra, 10, to the open house because she believes police and firefighters don’t get the credit they deserve. “I don’t want my little girl to be afraid,” said Vincent, a preschool principal. “What if we get into an accident and the firefighters have to get her out? You never know these days.” lisa.sodders@dailynews.com (818) 713-3663160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsFor 2-year-old Xander Tralins, of Sherman Oaks, the trip to the fire station – including getting to climb on one of the firetrucks – “was better than Disneyland,” said father Keith Tralins. “He loves any emergency vehicles,” added Xander’s mother, Jennifer Tralins. “It’s good to get out in the community – kids need to be aware of everything (emergency personnel) do to keep us safe.” It was hard to tell who was having more fun Saturday – the youngsters in their plastic firefighter hats and badges, or their parents, who peppered the firefighters with dozens of questions about equipment, firefighting and rescue operations and training. “Isn’t it wonderful, all the things they do?” marveled 78-year-old Maxine Marracino of Woodland Hills, who came to see her grandson, Explorer Vincent Yarumian, 16, also of Woodland Hills. She was particularly impressed by the helicopter water-drop demonstration: “I was amazed at how close to the ground they got.” SHERMAN OAKS – Dressed in a dainty pink dress, 4-year-old Samantha Dea happily rattled off the names of Disney princess-heroines, but her current career goal is a bit more unexpected. “When I grow up, I’m going to be a firefighter, because then I’ll get to hold the hose,” Samantha said, after taking a turn doing just that Saturday at an open house at Station No. 88 in Sherman Oaks. All across Los Angeles on Saturday, neighborhood fire stations held open houses for Fire Service Recognition Day, welcoming the public to learn more about their work. A few of the larger stations, including No. 88, hosted more elaborate demonstrations by hazardous-materials units, urban search and rescue teams and more. With the help of Los Angeles City Fire Department Explorer Juan Zepeda, 21, of Van Nuys, Samantha got to hold a real fire hose and direct a stream of water at a target, and then shut it off as beaming parents Jerry and Coco Dea of Sherman Oaks watched. last_img read more

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Computer expert spied on children in shopping centre toilets

first_imgA man who used a hidden camera wrapped in a newspaper to spy on children in toilets at a busy shopping centre has appeared in court.Gardai caught Kieran Griffin carrying out the lewd behaviour in the toilets of Letterkenny Shopping Centre in Co Donegal on July 8th, 2016. The computer graduate was well-known in the area as he normally wore a kilt due to his Scottish heritage.Griffin, who was studying computer technology at Letterkenny Institute of Technology at the time, was found in possession of two phones, a memory card and a covert pen camera.After Gardaí caught him at the shopping centre, a search warrant was secured and officers raided his home at Cashel, Fanad as they continued their investigation.They seized a number of items including a Sony laptop and other hard-drives as well as a five-page child pornographic story entitled ‘Swimland Beaver Patrol.’All the items were sent for analysis to the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau in Dublin.Garda Detective Stephen McGonagle outlined to the court the contents of the material found on Griffin’s computer.He revealed how the covert camera pen had been placed in Griffin’s bathroom at the home he shared with his elderly mother.The video recordings showed Griffin, who is in his 50s, setting up the camera and then it showed a young woman using the bathroom, including scenes of her naked while showering.Other material found on hard-drives on the laptop seized showed Griffin engaging semi-naked chatting in a sexually explicit manner to boys as young as 14 years old.Garda Detective McGonagle was asked by Judge John Aylmer if he knew where these victims lived or what country they were from.Detective McGonagle said the young boys spoke broken English and he thought they were foreign nationals but that Interpol had not yet traced the victims.He added that he had been told by fellow detectives who specialised in such investigations that it would be “next to impossible” to identify the boys involved.Detectives interviewed Griffin on a number of occasions and he later pleaded guilty of a range of charges including possession of child pornography and engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour on dates between 2011 and 2017.The accused man’s brother John took to the witness stand and said the investigation had ripped his family apart but that Griffin was still his brother.“None of us would attempt to condone this in any way,” he said, adding that he had broken the family trust.He added that if his brother went to prison his elderly mother, whom Griffin was now a carer for, would have to go into a care home.“If she has to go into a home I don’t think she’ll survive very long,” he added.The accused man was asked to take the stand and he apologised to his victims and to his family for all he had put them through.He said he could have easily clicked past to the next screen when young boys appeared on the chat room but he chose not to.The court was told that Griffin was a daily church-goer but that he had been fired from his previous job following publicity about his pending court case.A number of reports were handed into court by Griffin’s legal team for Judge John Aylmer to consider before sentencing.His barrister Ciaran O’Rourke said there was no question that the material seized was every distributed to other people or that Griffin had profited from the material.Judge Aylmer released the accused on his own bail to appear at the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court for sentence in July.Computer expert spied on children in shopping centre toilets was last modified: May 13th, 2019 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:courtGardaiKieran GriffinletterkennyspyTOILETSlast_img read more

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Liverpool midfielder joins Bundesliga side before European transfer deadline

first_img LATEST Latest TransFER nEWS Marko Grujic has joined Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan, shortly after signing a long-term deal at Liverpool.The Serbia international spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff City, helping the Bluebirds to earn promotion to the Premier League. IN DEMAND Grujic in Premier League action for Liverpool against Spurs last season Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star center_img LIVING THE DREAM The 22-year-old has made 14 senior appearances for Liverpool since arriving from Red Star Belgrade in 2016.He was selected for the Serbia World Cup squad in Russia, but failed to help his country advance from a group containing Brazil, Switzerland and Costa Rica.His new deal at Anfield will see him remain with the Premier League side until 2023. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED 1 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets RANKED moving on Grujic had also attracted interest from Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Torino, CSKA Moscow, Lyon as well as Cardiff this summer.However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was convinced Hertha was the best place for the combative midfielder to continue his development.last_img read more

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first_imgInishowen Live, the online community radio station for Inishowen, celebrates its first year on air at the end of this month after bieng first broadcast on March 29th, 2013.The online station was born after the closure of the old ICR FM left Inishowen without its dedicated radio station.A group of enthusiastic individuals, some of whom had been employees or volunteers at the old station, put their heads together to see what could be done about the situation and Inishowen Live was born. The group are all volunteers and range from transition year students to retired businessmen all with one thing in common – a passion for local radio.During its first year Inishowen Live has broadcast a lively daily schedule which includes a range of local news and interviews, current affairs and music to suit all tastes from its Carndonagh-based studio.A very successful “Official Launch” was held in Simpsons in Carndonagh which showcased a feast of local music talent.It has also been lucky enough to host some celebrities and scored a few “firsts” – being the first radio station in the world to broadcast tracks from the latest Horslips CD release “Biography” which was released to coincide with the launch of the official Horslips biography released in October – and after that, the book’s author Mark Cunningham came on board as a presenter! Barry Devlin of Horslips was a guest presenter in the studio in July and was live on Inishowen Live on New Year’s Eve – the only radio station in Ireland to have that honour!2013 Voice of Ireland finalist Shane McLaughlin has also been a studio guest, as well as local stars such as Kate O’Callaghan, Matt Whoriskey and Winter Mountain.The team have covered local news stories and welcomed many local guests to the studio; “Sound of Inishowen” and “Planet Inishowen” cover local and global affairs and “The Movie Zone” looks at the movie scene.As an online station, Inishowen Live reaches out to the Inishowen and Donegal diaspora around the world and “Inishowen Calling” connects Inishowen people from places as far away as Los Angeles and the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, live on air via skype with the folks back home as well as talking to individuals in a variety of locations from Stornoway to Texas!Now the group is turning its attention towards expanding on to the FMairwaves as a natural next step, and a fundraising campaign has been launched to put in place the necessary equipment. The station is holding an Anniversary Bash + Fundraiser at Mary Deeney’s in Muff on Friday 21st March to which all are welcome. Music will be by Stringfellas and guests.You can hear Inishowen Live by connecting to the website at www.inishowenlive.com or using the TuneIn app on your tablet or smart phone. They are also active on Facebook and Twitter.INISHOWEN LIVE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR was last modified: March 19th, 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:Inishowen Livelast_img read more