UAAP: UE dismantles FEU for first win of the season

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Dasmarinas avoids upset with split draw vs Ghanian foe UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims PLAY LIST 01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Red Warriors ended their winless run to get to a 1-4 card, still at the bottom of the standings, while the Tamaraws continued their inconsistent ways for a 2-2 record and a share of the third spot with De La Salle.From holding to just a 28-26 lead midway through the second quarter, the Red Warriors looked to have found a sudden spark after going on an 11-3 run with Jason Varilla giving them a 39-29 lead with 2:05 left in the quarter.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 ChrissThat early run proved to be enough for UE as it cruised through the final two quarters even taking a 28-point lead with 5:56 left in the game after Christopher Conner’s triple.UE head coach Joe Silva, who’s in his first year in the collegiate level, said their win was a long time coming and that the victory was the culmination of the work they’ve put in. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew University of the East stopped its losing streak in the loudest of ways after pulling off a 90-65 upset of Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “Hard work pays off, I always tell them to work hard and the results will follow,” said Silva who was once the head coach of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets. “We’ve been working hard and I told the boys they deserve to win already.”“We’re a family so I told them to take what they deserve and they showed it today.”Alvin Pasaol, who came off the bench for the first time this season, put up 27 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals to lead the Red Warriors while Jason Varilla had 17 points and five boards.Philip Manalang orchestrated UE’s offense with 13 points and 12 assists.Hubert Cani led the Tamaraws with 12 points while Arvin Tolentino had 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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All Schools Reopen

first_imgAs of yesterday, March 2, all schools across the country fully resumed academic activities in keeping with the 2014/2015 academic calendar of events released late January by authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE), and readjusted by the members of the National Legislature.The exercise to reopen all schools yesterday came against the backdrop of the “necessary” adjustment made in the official date of reopening schools based on government’s pronouncement two months ago, ordering the resumption of classes on February 2.The pronouncement at the time received mixed reactions with two different dates being contested for the reopening of schools.The government, through the MOE, announced the resumption of basic academic activities beginning Monday, January 12, with student registration followed by teacher orientation and other preparatory activities.Thereafter, instruction would have then commenced on Monday, February 2. With that pronouncement, school administrators and students were already urged to strictly observe the Ebola preventive measures that should have been mounted on all campuses.Early last year, schools throughout the country were ordered closed during the second outbreak of the EVD that claimed the lives of 9000 people.The action by the government to have schools reopened came as the result of the drastic decline now in the number of new Ebola cases across the country. Authorities at the MOE released the academic calendar for 2015, basing it on the February 2 set date.But while the exercise was progressing with students set to enter classrooms on February 2, the Joint Legislative Committee on Education, Public Administration and Health recommended that schools re-open on March 2, instead of February 2 as announced by the MOE.The Committee said the postponement was necessary to allow for adequate preparation of school facilities and to give the MOE, and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) ample time to deliver the necessary Ebola preventive facilities to the over 5,181 schools in the country.The extension, according to the Lawmakers, was also to enable parents to raise the money for school fees and uniforms.The Committee’s recommendation was contained in a report derived from a meeting held with authorities of the Ministries of Education and Health. According to the Joint Committee, it also held a series of consultations with stakeholders and public and private school administrations, who said the decision by government to reopen schools on February 2, 2015 was not realistic.   Following the reading of the report, Plenary debated and resolved that it should be accepted, thereby leaving Speaker J. Alexander Tyler to mandate the chief clerk immediately to communicate the decision to authorities of the MOE and MOH/SW as to the March 2, 2015 date agreed to by members of the joint committee to reopen schools.Shortly after the information reached the MOE, its authorities adjusted the February 2 date by two weeks difference to Monday, February 16, 2005, for the resumption of classes.What was not clear then about the MOE’s February 16 reopening date was whether they reached an agreement with the Lawmakers on that reopening date.  However, some schools, particularly private and faith-based institutions went ahead anyway and reopened for business.Also too, the MOE added that while the reopening of school would be delayed by two weeks, other academic activities, including registration of students, teachers’ orientation, cleaning up of campuses and installation of Ebola preventive facilities continued until yesterday when almost all the schools are now reopened.Meanwhile, University of Liberia (UL) has at long last announced the resumption of classes beginning Tuesday. March 17, 2015, the vice president for Public Relations, Norris Tweh, has announced.According to Mr. Tweh, the decision to reopen the institution came about after consulting with relevant government authorities seeking the solution for the speedy reopening of the university.He said that the government has meanwhile assured the UL authorities that classes will resume by next week in line with what the administration planned.Mr. Tweh disclosed that the government also assured the UL Administration that it would provide the necessary funding for the resumption of academic activities.He made the announcement over the weekend when he spoke in an interview with reporters at his office on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.“Even though the actual funding requested from the government by the UL for reopening and the smooth running of the university is not yet available, any amount that will be on hand will be managed so as to enable us to reopen on March 17 for the 2015 academic year,” Mr. Tweh assured.The UL official noted that the fund, if made available by the government, would be used to pay some of the outstanding instructors’ salary arrears for the past few months.Mr. Tweh disclosure comes on the heels of an earlier pronouncement by Dr. Dennis that there were no funds for the reopening of the institution.Dr. Dennis’ statement threatened the hopes of the over 30,000 students and there were reports that some students had decided to abandon seeking higher education at the UL.“As of early March, we will be conducting workshops for teachers, especially on the preventive measures so that our campuses can be safe, thus leading to the reopening of the school, Mr. Tweh said.His pronouncement has restored the nearly lost hopes of the students who are reportedly getting set to continue their studies.The UL as well as tertiary and other institutions of learning in the country were closed last year by the government as part of additional measures aimed at stopping the transmission of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD.)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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Sand Mining ‘Undermining’ RIA Highway Bridge

first_imgResidents are worried about their respective properties and the condition of the three-leg bridge under which the sand mining is ongoing The only two-lane bridge over the Junk River that connects the Roberts International Airport (RIA) with Monrovia is now in danger as a result of alleged sand mining in the river, residents have informed the Daily Observer.The leadership of the community, represented by Atty. George Kailondo told a team of investigative reporters over the weekend that sand mining is threatening the life-span of the bridge, his multi-million dollars residential area, the Baracuda entertainment center and other facilities in the area.Atty. Kailondo has meanwhile expressed frustration over the situation, adding, “This has to stop or else the ELWA/RIA highway will eventually encounter a sudden closure when the bridge over this Junk River collapses.”While pointing in the direction of the many cracks on the wall of his house and the foundation of the fence around the house, Atty. Kailondo said the sand mining has continued to the extent that even the habitat of crocodiles may have been destroyed, exposing them and the fish to extreme danger.“The sand is so much under the river so the Chinese-owned company involved in the exercise uses many other sand compressors to navigate the river as a means to suck mostly the rich portion of it,” said an ‘environmentalist’ who did not want to be identified, but was hired by Kailondo and the other residents who claimed that their properties are being affected by the exercise.Mr. Prince Johnson (the son of the late D. Roosevelt Johnson) the general manager of the Goodrich Incorporated, a company that is at the center of the alleged sand mining, denied reports of the danger affecting the river and the neighborhood.He said “We gave the Chinese company the legal right to mine sand in the Junk River and their mining sand is not putting any property as well as the bridge as risk.”He told the Daily Observer via mobile phone that his company obtained a permit from three concerned government agencies including the Liberia Environmental Agency (EPA).“I can’t respond to whatever claims an individual may have against my company for mining, because I was duly licensed. So whatever issue Mr. Kailondo and his people have, let them take it to the government and those agencies including the EPA, but not to me,” Mr. Johnson said and hung up.Kailondo claimed he has earlier complained to the authorities of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME).His claim could not be confirmed by the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy Public Relations Director, Joseph Matadly. Mr. Matadly said since reporters called him to confirm the report he would take up the issue this week.However, he said companies doing river sand mining are duly registered with the government, except for those doing beach mining.“As of the bridge or properties being affected, I cannot speak to that, but will take up the issue Monday, to the director of mines at the ministry,” Mr. Matadly assured the Daily Observer yesterday.Aloysius K. Kotee, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Manager for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Unit, could not be reached as his phone was switched off throughout the weekend, but an official in his office promised to provide appropriate response on the issue.“I will inform Mr. Kotee to launch immediate investigation into the concerns of the residents,” the EPA source 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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NEC Officials Face Senate Tuesday

first_imgNEC Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya-For update on implementation of Supreme Court mandateThe Senate at its 77th day sitting yesterday, requested its secretary to cite the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) to appear before that body on Tuesday, December 19 at 12 noon to address some pertinent problems the commission is faced with in the wake of the pending runoff presidential election.The Senate’s unanimous decision followed the reading of a communication from Lofa County Senator Stephen J. H. Zargo, in which he requested the plenary to invite “the officials of the NEC, including its chairman Jerome Korkoya to come over to appraise the honorable body on how the commission intends to fix the problems associated with the election as contained in the modification of the Supreme Court opinion.”Senator Zargo, who chairs the Senate Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs, told the Daily Observer that the visit is necessary at “this crucial stage of our nation’s politics that also has security implications.”During its landmark ruling in the Liberty Party (LP)/Unity Party (UP) versus the NEC prohibition case on Thursday, December 7, the Supreme Court mandated the NEC to fix the problems that occasioned the taking of the case to the High Court.In its eight-count mandate, the Supreme Court ruled that NEC publish and make available the Final Registration Roll (FRR) to all electoral magistrates for subsequent display at all polling places in the country. The Court also ordered NEC “to conduct a full clean-up of the FRR to have it comply with the provision of the law.”As part of the cleaning up of the FRR, persons whose names were not on same should not be allowed to to vote; addendum to the FRR be limited to those within the NEC polling and counting manual; and that officials of the Commission refrain from making utterances on matters growing out of the runoff election, which would likely be issues of possible future electoral disputes, among others.River Gee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh earlier proffered a motion to send his colleague’s letter to the Senate Committee on Autonomous Agencies, but some were not cooperative, including Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, who specifically recalled the appearance of officials of NEC prior to the elections over some of the issues the LP and the UP raised, and declared that if the relevant committee had followed up with the NEC over what was discussed, “maybe we will not be in the position we occupy at present. I therefore urge my colleagues that he amends his motion that will ask the NEC officials appearance before plenary.”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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RCMP Release Photos of people who may have knowledge of Bombings

first_imgOn October 7, 2008, a letter which may be associated to the Encana pipeline bombings was mailed from the Shoppers Drug Mart in Dawson Creek. The individuals whose photographs appear below may be able to provide information that could assist in this investigation.  We will have more info shortly once the press conference is over.If you recognize the person below or are the person, please contact us:at our Tipline 1-866-994-7473 or via Email via CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you want to remain annoymous.– Advertisement –last_img

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Martinez: Chelsea target Stones has NOT handed in a transfer request

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed he is “not aware” of any transfer request from John Stones.The England defender has been linked to Chelsea in one of the summer’s long-running transfer sagas, with latest reports suggesting a third bid of £30million has been rejected by the Toffees.It is understood the Merseysiders’ stance that the 21-year-old England international is not for sale remains firm, and it has since been suggested that Stones is on the brink of handing in a transfer request.But Everton boss Martinez is confident the centre-back will remain at Goodison Park come the close of the window, and insists he would have no hesitation in including the 21-year-old in his plans for Sunday’s home clash with Manchester City.Speaking ahead of the game, Martinez moved swiftly to dismiss newspaper reports that Stones had tried to force a move out of Goodison Park. When asked if he was aware of that being the situation, the Spaniard replied: “Not at all, no.”Martinez stressed that “the latest situation is exactly same” with Stones’ future, and when asked if the player handing in a request would change things, Martinez added: “It’s not an area we need to concentrate on.“What we need to concentrate on is that in 48 hours, we’re going to play the team at the top of the league and that’s all that matters.“The only thing I’m concerned about is preparing for the game.”It was then put to the manager that a point might be reached where an offer came in from Chelsea that was too good for Everton to refuse and that Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright might intervene.But Martinez said: “There’s no such situation.“If you want to go on [talking about Stones], I can understand. But I don’t think it’s healthy for anyone when you have the window open after the season starts, because the discussion we are having now is wrong.“We should be talking about the game at the weekend. We should be talking about how well we performed against Southampton [a 3-0 away win last Saturday].“But the only thing you are asking me about is about an individual. That is so wrong.”Reports have also suggested Everton are in talks over a move for Dynamo Kiev’s Ukraine forward Andriy Yarmolenko, while simultaneously pursuing a deal for River Plate’s Argentina defender Ramiro Funes Mori.Martinez said regarding potential incomings: “We are trying to work as hard as we can to make a couple of new additions to the squad.“But even with those, it is not something we’re going to come out and talk about because the only thing we need to focus on is preparing for the game.” 1 Everton defender John Stones last_img read more

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DDTV: UNIQUE TV DOCUMENTARY TO REVEAL REALITY OF LIFE ON DONEGAL ISLAND

first_imgA fly-on-the wall television documentary of the life and times of Arranmore Islanders is to be broadcast on TV3.Islanders is an emotional series following the lives of native islanders across an entire year.Filmed in 2014, this observational documentary is the biggest in-house production undertaken by TV3 Productions. From Arranmore, Co. Donegal via Inishturk in Co. Mayo to Whiddy in Co.Cork, this four part series captures a way-of-life rapidly disappearing.Set within breath-taking landscapes, the islanders’ stories are emotive, uplifting and told with honesty and frankness.Narrated by Irish actor Andrew Bennett (‘Angela’s Ashes’, ‘Garage’, ‘The Stag’), this is a landmark series for TV3 Productions and the BAI.In Donegal, we meet Dr Shirley Gallagher (40s) – a typical Arranmore Islander, born off the island in London whilst her island parents were working there, the family were reared on Arranmore. Shirley is well-travelled, well-educated and well able to speak her mind. Also a resident of Arranmore is mild-mannered fisherman Neilie Kavanagh (40s). Although preparing for the busy season ahead, Neilie is heartbroken over the decline of the inshore fishing industry in Arranmore. He is the custodian of his father’s boat – the St. Anthony, built by his father on Arranmore over 40 years ago. Neilie has never worked or lived off Arranmore.With many twists and turns along the way, Islanders will follow the lives and stories of these characters to learn what threatens their survival, to discover a different way of life, and to share in what it means to be an islander.Simply click on the video above to play.   DDTV: UNIQUE TV DOCUMENTARY TO REVEAL REALITY OF LIFE ON DONEGAL ISLAND was last modified: March 20th, 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:DDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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JURY IN SEX ATTACK TRIAL SENT HOME FOR THE NIGHT

first_imgA JURY has been sent home for the night in the trial of a Co Donegal man accused of raping a woman when she was a girl.The accused man has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 46 counts of indecent assault and rape of the woman.The offences were alleged to have taken place between January 1965 and June 1975 in two different Donegal houses and a shed at the back of one of those houses. She had been living with her guardian at the time.She has told the Central Criminal Court in Dublin that the alleged offences started when she was seven and continued until she completed her Intermediate Certificate in 1975.The jury of nine men and three women had been considering its verdict for 90 minutes this evening.Mr Justice Paul Carney took the decision to suspend their deliberations for the evening and they were sent home.The jury will return tomorrow to continue deliberations.JURY IN SEX ATTACK TRIAL SENT HOME FOR THE NIGHT was last modified: March 28th, 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:JURY IN SEX ATTACK TRIAL SENT HOME FOR THE NIGHTlast_img read more

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Letterkenny man jailed for planting bomb under van

first_imgA Letterkenny father-of-four who planted a pipe bomb underneath the van of a Co Fermanagh man was given a two-year sentence yesterday.Sending 33-year-old Sean McVeigh to prison, Judge David McFarland said he accepted the incident, which occurred in Irvinestown a year ago, was linked to a fall-out among criminals, and was neither sectarian nor related to dissident republicanism. Judge McFarland also said he accepted McVeigh was not part of the revenge plan, and did not help to prepare the pipe bomb, but was pressured into driving another man from Donegal to Irvinestown in his own van.Belfast Crown Court heard that when McVeigh and his passenger arrived at the Sallys Wood estate in Irvinestown, McVeigh was ordered to plant the device under the intended target’s van.It went off just after midnight on January 31, 2017, causing minor damage to the rear nearside of the vehicle.A passer-by walking his dog when the bomb exploded was treated for shock.McVeigh, a chef from Glencar Park in Letterkenny, was told he will serve 12 months in prison followed by 12 months on probation when he is released.Crown prosecutor Robin Steer said McVeigh’s movements were caught on CCTV, and he was arrested last March when the same vehicle was spotted in Omagh.After his arrest McVeigh initially denied any involvement in the blast.However, he later told police he had been pressured into driving a man to Sally Wood, then ordered to plant the device.For the full report see:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/patsy-who-placed-bomb-under-van-in-fermanagh-during-criminal-feud-jailed-36508728.htmlLetterkenny man jailed for planting bomb under van was last modified: January 21st, 2018 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:bombjailletterkennySEAN MCVEIGHlast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: DIVER KILLED OFF COAST OF DONEGAL

first_imgA man has died while diving off the coast of Donegal.A diver was killed of the coast of Donegal earlier today.The 45 year old man was among a group of divers in the water approximately four nautical miles off Malin Head.The man got into difficulty and was brought to the surface. At 7.50am this morning a distress signal on maritime channel 16 was sent to Malin Head Radio Coastguard.The coastguard immediately alerted both the Lough Swilly Lifeboat and also Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo.“The called was sent to us at 7.50am and we immediately contacted the Lough Swilly Lifeboat and the Rescue 188 helicopter based at Sligo was also scrambled to the scene,” said a spokesman for Malin Head coastguard.However, a British Navy Sea King 177 helicopter which was in the area at the time got to the casualty first. He was rushed to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry but was pronounced dead a short time later.The identity of the dead man, who was a Polish national, has not yet been released.The man and a group of other Polish nationals who were pleasure-diving at a depth of 43 metres on a shipwreck.He is the second diver to die this weekend.Another diver was killed while diving near Cork Harbour. BREAKING NEWS: DIVER KILLED OFF COAST OF DONEGAL was last modified: June 16th, 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:Altnagelvin HospitaldeaddiverdonegalMalin Headlast_img read more

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