Bombers struggle at Fulton Maroons hoop tourney

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers took it on the chin at the annual Fulton Maroons Senior Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.The Bombers lost all three games to teams from the Okanagan. LVR opened with a 48-28 loss to Rutland Voodoos Friday.Devyn Parker led the Bomber attack with 12 points while senior forward Samantha Einarson added six.Saturday morning during the Breakfast Special, LVR dropped a 55-26 decision to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna. Once again Parker, with eight, and Einarson, with six, led the LVR attack.Later in the day, Princess Margaret of Penticton outscored the Bombers 32-23 in the second half to escape with a 56-45 win.Senior guard Melinda Halstead had eight points to lead LVR. Parker, named the tourney MVP for the Bombers, added seven.last_img read more

Valencia and Espanyol, on edge for the resolution of the League

first_imgThe momentary suspension of the First Iberdrola as a consequence of the health crisis by the coronavirus torments Espanyol and Valencia. The two teams currently occupy the drop zone and are threatened by the option that the season is over. The risk is present for parrots and ches, although it is true that, unless this crisis lasts longer than expected, everything points to what they will get to dispute the nine days remaining, which includes the one that was not played by the strike of the players, whose resolution is unknown. He calendar at Women’s Football Presents itself less saturated that in the men’s and only the semifinals would remain to be resolved, with a one-game tie and the final of the Queen’s Cup and the crossings of rooms, with a Spanish Clásico, and the semifinals of the Champions League, with the possibility that Atleti and Barça reach the European final. With this scenario, Espanyol and Valencia they hope that the Competition resumes and they do their accounts for salvation. For the parakeet, with the worst scenario for permanence, mathematics still leaves room for illusion.The Catalan team, what he has not won a game this season, it will not depend on itself and will have to cut the thirteen points that separate you in salvation. There will be a total of 27, if the day of the strike, and 24 if finally only the eight days remaining until the end of the League are played. In the case of Valencia it becomes more important to continue competing. At one point of Sporting de Huelva, first team out of danger, the Valencians have a save very close that they escaped after more than a dozen matches without winning.last_img read more

Inquirer 7: Best moments in Philippine volleyball in 2017

first_imgTony Koyfman lifts his Finals MVP trophy after helping Ateneo beat National University to win the UAAP Season 79 men’s volleyball Finals. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo was the picture of perfection in the UAAP men’s volleyball of Season 80 when it went on a tear of the competition and finished the tournament with an unblemished 14-0 slate.The Blue Eagles then trumped National University in two games to complete the three-peat courtesy of a five-set win 18-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13 as four-time MVP Marck Espejo pushed through with 27 points.6. F2 comes back for first PSL Grand Prix titlePhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNo lead was safe when the F2 Logistics started rolling.In the second game of the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix finals, the Cargo Movers were down two sets to one against Petron and 0-9 in the fourth set before forcing a rubber match after five-set win, 25-20, 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 15-4.The Cargo Movers then completed the comeback in the third game with a masterful four-set performance, 25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18.F2 ckipper Cha Cruz showed her savvy in the clutch giving the Cargo Movers a 23-17 lead in the fourth set before MJ Perez won it all with a booming kill.7. Petron ends droughtPhoto by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERThe young history of the PSL will never be complete without its first rulers, and those two were Army and Petron.The Lady Troopers were the champions of the first three conferences before the Blaze Spikers took over and won the next two. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MVP Mary Joy Baron put La Salle at match point, 14-10, before Ateneo’s Jhoana Maraguinot sailed her ball outside awarding the Lady Spikers 10th UAAP title.And La Salle’s rule in the UAAP doesn’t just include 2017 with the Lady Spikers owning five of the seven titles this decade with the other two going to Ateneo.2. Arellano wins one for a loved onePhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAcross the proverbial pond to the NCAA, Arellano pushed through heartache and put on an inspired performance for head coach Obet Javier.Just a week before the title-clincher, Javier’s wife Amy passed away to cancer and it was up to the Lady Chiefs to give their mentor something to hold on to.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In just a couple of days, the world will usher in 2018, but before the fireworks go off and the clock hits midnight allow Inquirer to set you up for some reminiscing in the world of sports.After counting down the best basketball moments of 2017, this time let’s talk about Philippine volleyball, which reached greater heights this year.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense And that something was the championship trophy as the Lady Chiefs pushed aside San Sebastian’s thrice-to-beat advantage and claim the title in four sets, 25-15, 22-25, 25-23, 25-16.3. A Dawn risesCONTRIBUTED PHOTODawn Macandili is exactly five-feet tall and will never be the tallest player in any team she gets into, but the diminutive defensive dynamite shone with a bright silver luster in the Asian stage.La Salle’s libero made herself known in the continental stage when she won the Second Best Libero plum in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship earning respect from her continental contemporaries.4. Southeast Asian stunnerPhilippines’ Alyssa Valdez reacts after scoring a point against Vietnam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUpsets are always fun shows in sports, and the Philippines pulled off just that in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship.Although the Filipinos failed to stand on the podium, they did shock the tournament when they pulled off the stunner against Vietnam in the preliminary rounds.Vietnam, during the August tournament, was ranked no.44 in the world and that is 33 spots ahead of the Philippines that is at no.79, but the Filipinos never looked at rankings during four-set thriller.Alyssa Valdez finished off Vietnam and capped off the Philippines’ 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23 victory.5. Ateneo Blue Eagles go unbeaten 1. La Salle repeatsLa Salle clinches its 2nd straight UAAP women’s volleyball title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s pretty safe to say that it has been a decade of dominance for De La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd in 2017 the Lady Spikers made sure that the UAAP volleyball landscape would still be covered in green-and-white ribbons after sweeping rival Ateneo in two games.The Lady Spikers traded blows with the Lady Eagles in the second game of the Season 79 title series eventually winning in five sets 19-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18, 15-10. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Petron, however, wasn’t able to match Army’s string with Foton taking the Grand Prix title in 2015.And it took the Blaze Spikers two whole years before going back to the top as they won the 2017 All-Filipino Conference.Substitute Cherry Rondina powered Petron with 16 points as the Blaze SpikersSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Onwubere shrugs off admiration of Abueva in first PBA game Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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WPA’s Tabitha Sarabo-Halley tipped to replace Rupert Roopnaraine as MP

first_imgDr Rupert RoopnaraineWPA Chairperson, Tabitha Sarabo-HalleyFollowing the resignation of dual citizen Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Rupert Roopnaraine from the National Assembly, his Working People’s Alliance (WPA) party has settled on its Chairperson, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, as his replacement.According to information reaching this publication, Halley was touted as a replacement along with fellow party members Desmond Trotman, a current Guyana Elections Commissioner (GECOM) and Dr Rishi Thakur.According to a source, one of the reasons is because Halley is reportedly favoured by some party leaders. While the party has settled on a final name and sources indicate that name is Sarabo-Halley, it is understood that the party is awaiting confirmation from its coalition partner, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).In March 2018, Sarabo-Halley was one of three Directors from the Guyana Chronicle who had resigned after two outspoken columnists – who were critical to the APNU/AFC – were dropped from the State’s newspaper.In 2016, Sarabo-Halley was also one of three persons whom Government had been secretly expending millions of dollars for full scholarship programmes.Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry and Junior Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine’s daughter, Alicia Roopnaraine, former Chief Education Officer Olato Sam and Sarabo-Halley were the beneficiaries.Henry was doing her PhD in Public Health to the tune of $3.36 million, while Ferguson benefitted from a $3.38 million scholarship in Public Policy Management.Additionally, Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine’s daughter, Alicia, benefitted from a $2.58 million scholarship at a university in the UK. She is studying psychology.Former Chief Education Officer Olato Sam, who was studying Education Policy in Jamaica, costing some $946,000 and Sarabo-Halley was pursuing Public Policy Management studies in the UK to the tune of $3.4 million.In February, acting Chief Justice Roxanne George had ruled on the case filed by Compton Reid over the dual citizenship of former AFC Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud. In the case it brought to the Chief Justice, Government had argued that Persaud’s dual citizenship status invalidated his vote in support of the No-Confidence Motion that brought the Government down last year.This argument also formed part of the opinions presented to Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland in the hopes that he would reverse the ruling, something the Speaker ultimately refused to do.The Court of Appeal later upheld the January High Court ruling that it is illegal for persons holding dual citizenship status to be sitting in the National Assembly. Government has been under increasing criticism, even from its own supporters, for stating that dual citizens will return to the National Assembly despite these two rulings.On April 2, the Ministry of the Presidency had announced that effective from April 1, Members of Parliament (MP’s) on the Government side that have dual citizenship had resigned.These MP’s were Minister of State Joseph Harmon (United States citizenship), Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin and Public Service Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine (all British citizenships).In a statement afterwards, Government had said that the vacated ministerial posts will be occupied by the former Ministers’ Cabinet colleagues. According to a statement, Ministers who acted in the past for them will once more fill in.But then in another statement the next day, the Ministry of the Presidency had announced that the resignation of four Ministers would not take immediate effect. Further, the statement had said that three of the four parliamentarians who had indicated their intention to resign, planned on renouncing their foreign citizenship.But in another twist, it emerged that Dr Roopnaraine had resigned with immediate effect. It would not be the first time, having tendered his resignation back in 2017 citing health reasons.last_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Monday July 11

first_imgFeature: Join Andy Goldstein and Darren Lewis for the best bits of Monday’s Sports Bar show.They discuss Wayne Rooney to Everton and Manchester United and ask, having spent £70m on a world class player for the second year in a row and strengthening elsewhere, if it will be classed as a FAILURE if they fail to the Premier League title.PLUS, there’s Swap Shop 2.0 and much more!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img


first_imgJONATHAN O’DONNELLThe death has occurred of Jonathan O’Donnell of Meencarrigach, Ballybofey. Peacefully, at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny, aged 27 years. Reposing at his late residence. Funeral leaving his home on Sunday morning at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Stranorlar, followed by interment in Glenfin Cemetery. Family flowers only,donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice c/o any family member. May He Rest In Peace. Sadlly missed by his father Dominic, mother Mary, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.KATHLEEN McCOLGAN The death has taken place at Buncrana Nursing Unit of Kathleen McColgan nee McConnelogue, Gate House, Iskaheen. Removal from the Nursing Unit this today at 3pm going to her late residence. Funeral on Monday leaving her home at 10.45am going to St Patrick’s Church, Iskaheen for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please between 11pm – 11am.BOBBY KANEThe death has taken place of Bobby Kane, late of Kilkeel, County Down, son of the late Robert and Ethnie Kane, Malin Road, Moville. Funeral from his late home at  Rooney Road, Kilkeel tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm for funeral service in Moran Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in the adjoining burial ground.MARY O’DONNELL The death has occurred in Liverpool  of Mary O Donnell –  Newby, formerly of Loughnaneoran, Annagry. Funeral will take place in Liverpool at a later date. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 was last modified: February 24th, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAYFEBRUARY 24last_img read more


first_imgSeamie Coleman meets his home gang on the way into Croker – thanks to Niamh for the great pictureTHE shakes had finally stopped – and we can now believe we’re in an all-Ireland final again 20 years after bringing Sam home to Donegal.Want to know what Paddy McBrearty thinks. This is what he said: “Can’t believe it! I have dreaming of this since I was able to walk!“Words can’t describe how good this feels..Fans were amazing,over 40,000 thousand people from Donegal in there today! Now to look forward to the best 4 weeks of my life – Jimmy’s Winning Matches!” Here are your pictures from home and abroad.And you can keep sending them in to info@donegaldaily.com.Believe!Brid Sweeney, Loughanure meets Cork fan Ger Donavan in Croke Park. (PIC: Eoin Mc Garvey) Donegal fans including well-known cameraman Shane Wallace celebrate Donegal’s win outside the White House – that’s the White House in America and not in the Twin Towns!The Duffy family from Letterkenny are smiling as Donegal beat Cork but they still haven’t got their tickets for the final yet!Ruairi Jones celebrating with his mum Sonia in Bangor, Co Down.Ruairi is still smiling after the 70 minutes and he’s looking for a final ticket too.Dillon Monaghan, 3, may live in Galway (his mum is form Gaoth Dobhair) but there’s no question who he is shouting for.You’ll never guess which team these two girls are supporting?! Jason, Lia and pup Chara McGee, from Glenswilly supporting Donegal in their colours.IN PICTURES: DONEGAL FANS CELEBRATE AT HOME AND ABROAD! was last modified: August 26th, 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:IN PICTURES: DONEGAL FANS CELEBRATE AT HOME AND ABROAD!last_img read more

NL Roundup

first_imgPhiladelphia 9, at Washington 3 Jimmy Rollins stretched his hitting streak to 36 games and scored twice and Kenny Lofton added a two-run double as the Phillies swept the Nationals, but Philadelphia fell a game short of Houston in the NL wild-card race. at Pittsburgh 3, AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Milwaukee 1 Rookie Zach Duke (8-2) won again and Craig Wilson hit a solo homer and Nate McLouth had a two-run shot to lead the Pirates past the Brewers, who finished with their first non-losing season since 1992. at Florida 7, Atlanta 6 (10) center_img The Marlins blew a lead to cost Dontrelle Willis his 23rd victory, then rallied to win, as Juan Pierre’s two-out RBI single off first baseman Adam LaRoche’s glove brought home the winning run in the 10th. Willis had a career-high 12 strikeouts but failed for the second start in a row to become the first 23-game winner since 2002. at St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 5 Reggie Sanders warmed up for the postseason with a home run and double, and the Cardinals posted their 100th victory. The Cardinals reached the century mark in consecutive years for the second time in franchise history and the first time since 1942-44. Colorado 11, at New York 3 Clint Barmes homered and drove in three runs, and Todd Helton added a two-run homer for the Rockies. Mike Piazza, in what was most likely his final home game at Shea Stadium, went 0 for 3 for the Mets. at San Fran. 3, Arizona 1 Brett Tomko pitched a six-hitter and Moises Alou homered as the Giants snapped a five-game skid. Giants outfielder Barry Bonds did not play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bernard McGuinness retains final seat in north Inishowen

first_imgBernard McGuinness has secured his seat in the new Carndonagh Electoral Area (north Inishowen) in the 2019 Local Elections.The Fine Gael man was voted in on the sixth count with 1,448 votes.Bernard McGuinness (FG) retains his seat for north Inishowen on the sixth count. #LE19Donegal pic.twitter.com/5Kbl7iLzOM— Shaun Keenan (@Skeenan14) May 26, 2019 McGuinness’s victory brings a conclusion to the count for north Inishowen.All four councillors have been elected for the Carndonagh Electoral Area (north Inishowen)They are as follows:Martin McDermott (FF) Martin Farren (Lab)Bernard McGuinness (FG)Albert Doherty (SF) Bernard McGuinness retains final seat in north Inishowen was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dinosaur Bone Hunting Looks Promising

first_imgWith probably less than a third of dinosaur types known, prospects are good for a new generation of young people to find one of their own, reports News@Nature.  New finds in Mongolia, South America and China over the last fifteen years indicate the vast majority of dinosaurs are still waiting to be discovered.  The authors of a study in PNAS1 found that 14.8 new genera have been found per year since 1990, more than double the rate in the prior 20 years; in conclusion, they estimate that 71% of dinosaur genera remain to be found.  They also claim that the dinosaurs were not in decline before their extinction.  See also the 04/25/2006 story.    With soft tissue evident in some dinosaur bones (see 02/22/2006), does this raise the possibility of cloning a dinosaur and building Jurassic Park?  Svante Pääbo, an expert in sequencing ancient DNA, does not think so.  An interview in PNAS2 ended,One doesn’t really know what may come in the future, but cloning an organism from a genome fragmented into small pieces of DNA will probably always be impossible,” [Paabo] says, “and from what we know about the chemical stability of DNA, sequence retrieval will always be on this side of a million years ago, so dinosaur DNA is beyond our reach.”  The problem, he says, is that DNA is extremely hydrophilic, and exposure to water molecules as well as atmospheric oxygen and background radiation breaks it down.  Even under highly favorable preservation conditions, such as mummies in a dry and cold desert, DNA disappears from a specimen within a few hundred thousand years.  However, even given such limitations, many interesting discoveries still lie in ancient DNA.1Steven C. Wang and Peter Dodson, “Estimating the diversity of dinosaurs,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 10.1073/pnas.0606028103, published online before print September 5, 2006.2Nick Sagorski, “Profile of Svante Pääbo,” Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesUSA, 10.1073/pnas.0606596103, published online before print September 5, 2006.  In his last comment, he’s thinking of Neanderthal DNA, his current specialty.National Geographic reported on this paper after we did.  As usual, their write-up provides a good chance to practice separating data from interpretation.    Now that we know soft tissue and possibly blood cells can be preserved in dinosaur bones, there should be plenty of material to look in.  The second article made a prediction: DNA is too fragile to be found at all after a few hundred thousand years.  What if some day dinosaur DNA is found that can be sequenced?  Here is a great contest for scientists with an open mind.  Children who like dinosaurs should be encouraged to grow up and join the hunt.  We should never think that all the exciting scientific discoveries are behind us.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more