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Upcoming games ‘do-or-die’ for Magnolia

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Hotshots dropped to a 4-5 record after losing 104-84 to Barangay Ginebra, and head coach Chito Victolero knows that loss put Magnolia in a spot where one slip means elimination.“We will treat our next game as a do-or-die one,” said Victolero Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “The good thing is, we still have a chance of making it to the quarterfinals, it’s still in our hands.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We just have to prepare hard for our next game.”The Hotshots are stuck in a seventh place tie with Columbian and will still face NLEX, the no.11 team but still has a chance for the playoffs, and defending champion San Miguel, which is tied at fifth with Globalport with 4-4 records. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup Victolero said he would need his team to be focused and work with what they have especially with the injured Marc Pingris still far away from playing shape and a limited Ian Sangalang fresh off a hand injury.“The effort’s there, but I think what we lack is the discipline and we have to correct that,” said Victolero after his team allowed the Gin Kings outscore them 60-40 in the second half.“What happened in the second half was we lost our discipline, there were a lot of defensive breakdowns.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magnolia has two more games left on its schedule in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, and those couple of matches will ultimately determine if the Hotshots will go to the quarterfinals or not.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

‘Quality Education Requires Quality Schools’

first_imgEducation Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh has said that “quality education requires quality schools,” and as such there are urgent needs for government and partners to invest in the construction of more schools across the country.The Education Minister said the improvement of academic infrastructure and introduction of technologies in the school system will help Liberia returns to its pre-war academic status and as well help Liberian students compete with peers in the region and beyond.She spoke recently in Boe Town Morweh District in Rivercess County when she and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Country Director, Sheldon Yett, dedicated a newly constructed seven-classroom primary school in that rural town. The school is known as the Boe Town Public School.The school was constructed by UNICEF in collaboration with the Government of Liberia. The project was funded by the Government of Japan. The school serves three communities and has an enrolment of 215 students, of which 100 are girls.Prior to its reconstruction, the school was a mud structure unfit for children.In 2010, the Japanese Government joined forces with UNICEF to decrease barriers to education with a US$ 8.6 million grant under which 90 schools in 11 of Liberia’s 15 counties would be constructed or renovated with people of Boe Town the latest beneficiaries.The school has not only been transformed into a modern structure, but also equipped with desks, chairs, blackboards and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, including gender separated latrines and a hand pump to guarantee students and teachers access to safe drinking water.”We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with UNICEF to ensure that more schools like this one are built, and most importantly, that within those schools, students gain relevant, appropriate knowledge and skills,” Minister Tarpeh said.“We are calling for quality education in Liberia, but this does not come without quality schools, quality teaching staffs and the requisite teaching materials, and we must strive to ensure that these things are available. This is why we want to be grateful to UNICEF and the Japanese people for this gift,” she said.She called on the community leadership to ensure that the students make use of the facility by constantly going to school. She challenged the community to protect the facility and keep it up to date.She noted that this will ensure UNICEF and Japanese government’s efforts won’t be wasted.Also speaking, Sheldon Yett of UNICEF said Boe Town Public School was a prime candidate for the UNICEF-supported project because of its remoteness. The town is difficult to access, the nearest paved road ends in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. From there it takes two hours to reach Boe Town by car via secondary dirt roads that can be rendered impassable during rainy season.“I am thrilled to be here today to hand over this school to the Boe Town community. But a building alone is not enough to ensure access to education for children. Dedicated teaching staff, sufficient educational materials and sustained support from the government and the community are crucial to any school’s success,” Mr. Yett said.“Today, UNICEF is calling on all of you to maintain this structure and ensure that it serves as an institute of learning,” he continued.Head of the Boe Town Women group, Sarah Bonoe, lauded UNICEF for the initiative and called on the children, especially the young women, to take full advantage of the opportunity.“We are happy that UNICEF has constructed this school here. When we were young some of us never had the opportunity to go to school. I happy that our children will have this beautiful building,” oldma Bonoe said through an interpreter.Meanwhile, despite government’s compulsory primary education legislation, many children remain outside the classroom. Some children lack access to adequate educational facilities; others begin formal schooling late, placing them at higher risk of drop-out. In 2013, over 90 percent of primary school students in the country were over the appropriate age for their grade level.Rivercess is one of Liberia’s most impoverished counties with some of its worst education indicators. Rivercess is tied with River Gee County with the fewest primary schools in the country and scores the lowest on gender parity (roughly 59 percent male students against 41 percent female).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Life under Threat’

first_imgThe exposure of the recruitment of teen males and females in the two core traditional secret societies in the country has caused an alleged threat on the life of B. S. Washington, his uncle-in-law alerted.Mr. Kun Togba said, since Mr. Washington, his nephew-in-law testified and preached against the ills of the Poro (male secret society) and Sande (female secret society) in the Buduburum Refugee Camp in Ghana in 2004 he has since been hunted by fellow Liberians who feel that he exposed the societies.According to Togba, since 2006, Washington’s wife and two children are yet to be seen after they returned home. He said their home, somewhere on the outskirts of Monrovia, was attacked in the same year by“so-called aggrieved and combative members of the societies.”“Since then, we have yet to see Washington’s missing family up to this date.  This indicates that his life is in jeopardy both in Ghana and Liberia,” Kun Togba said. “I have even reported the case to the Liberia National Police (LNP) but all is futile and let me say Washington should never-ever return back home before he goes missing like his wife and children.”Mr Togba said, his nephew-in-law began evangelizing against the Poro and Sande when he was converted in Ghana in a CHREDA, Christian Inter-Denominational Assembly, a charismatic church.According to him, Washington received many threats from Liberian Poro members residing in Ghana so he fled to Egypt. Miller Zubah, a close friend to Washington who also is against Poro Sande practices, stayed in Buduburam Camp and was later killed under mysterious circumstances in July 2005. His decapitated body was found outside the refugee settlement.“While in Egypt there was a lot of misunderstanding between the refugees and the UNHCR regarding refugee status and resettlement to a third country via the quota program. During that time the refugees decided to protest peaceably outside the UNHCR office so Washington left for Guinea”, Mr Togba said.“After living in Guinea for two years his wife took the two children and returned to Liberia because she was tired of living in exile, said Togba. He crossed the border from Guinea to Liberia in order to prevent his family from entering Liberia and it is when he almost got killed and his family is still missing or dead.”When asked about any family reported missing in 2006 the Public Relations Officer (PRO)  of the LNP neither confirmed nor denied it but said he would check the record book and call later since at that time he was not in the employ of the LNP.When contacted, Reverend Augustine Akoi, the Senior Pastor of the Christian Inter-Denominational Assembly (Ghana) which Washington attended, confirmed that it was in his Church that Washington got converted and began preaching against the Poro and Sande. “He received death threats before fleeing,” he added.However, when also contacted Washington confirmed he has been hunted by what he called sympathizers of the Poro and Sande Societies after he testified and preached against them in Ghana.“During the April 6 war, I was sent from Monrovia to spend time with my uncle in Bong County, and it was how I was given to the Poro secret society at the age of 15,” Mr. Washington said. ”While in the Poro bush, in the forest for about two weeks, I escaped and re-joined my family in Monrovia.”According to Washington, he escaped to Ghana when his father and brother and sister-in-law were murdered.“When I got converted and received the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, I subsequently became an evangelist and testified against the Poro and the FGM and that was when my trouble started,” Mr. Washington said.He narrated that besides most teen males and females are forced into the Sande or Poro bush for either a crime one of their parents committed or in fulfillment of a promise made to enroll their children in the secret bushAccording to him, the Poro bush is where men and boys are sent to be indoctrinated into the devil’s activities and groomed into men ready for marriage, while Sande bush is where women and girls are sent to be circumcised and groomed into women ready for marriage, as culture and tradition demand.“It can hurt much more than delivery pain when they are cutting your clitoris with a knife because they cannot numb the place but only put leaves to cover the sore,” says Washington.“Some of the men can be killed, in the name of the Devil who eats you,” Washington disclosed.Meanwhile, the exposure of the secrets of the Poro and Sande Societies is a death penalty for any member.Sometimes, the son or daughter’s parents who are members of the Poro and Sande societies can be punished for the child’s violation.The Liberian government is yet to abolish the Poro and Sande societies amidst outcry from international organizations that FGM is harmful.Cultural icons say the application of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as a traditional Liberian cultural practice, is common among the activities carried out in the Sande bush.But a majority of the members of the Legislature believe that the “act is the true identity of the Liberian people that can never be traded or abolished for anything else.”Bong County Senator Henry Yallah and Representative Edward W. Karfia have successfully led the campaign and the practices are still ongoing in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dawson Creek runner wins 800 metre race at Canadian Indoor Championships

first_imgMONTREAL, Q.C. – Canada’s Fiona Benson held off a strong challenge over the homestretch to win the women’s invitational 800 metres on Saturday at the Canadian indoor open championships.Benson, from Dawson Creek, B.C., finished in 2:06.01, 0.04 seconds ahead of American Chrishuna Williams. Calgary’s Jenna Westaway was third in 2:08.19.  Click here for an interview with Benson prior to Saturday’s race.Ashley Spencer of the United States took control of the invitational women’s 400 early and won the race in 52.73 seconds. Fellow American Kala Funderburk was second in 55.20 and Nicole Sassine of Windsor, Ont., placed third in 55.81.- Advertisement -Edmonton’s Angela Whyte finished just off the podium in fourth in the invitational women’s 60 hurdles at 8.09 seconds. American Christina Manning won the race in 7.90 seconds, the fourth fastest time in the world this year.Spencer Adams of the U.S. captured the men’s 60 hurdles in 7.67 seconds with Mikel Thomas finishing second at 7.72. Johnathan Cabral of Peribonka, Que., was third in 7.77. Cabral fell only a few hundredths of a second short of the IAAF world indoor championship standard of 7.72.last_img read more

Generous Jennie still making her ‘presents’ felt at 90!

first_imgTwo of Donegal’s favourite charities received a timely boost this week thanks to a wonderful donation from generous Raphoe woman Jennie McCarron who celebrated her 90th birthday recently.The St. Eunan’s Terrace resident Jennie (nee Devenney) was born on 14th August 1927 and was delighted to have celebrated her 90th birthday in Friels of Raphoe, surrounded by family and friends.But when Jennie asked for no presents, her guests kindly donated €1617.40 that she decided would immediately be donated to charity. The two local charities to benefit from Jennie’s wonder generosity are Pieta House and the Donegal Hospice.Some of Jennie’s great-grandchildren gathered during the week to hand over cheques for €808.70 to the well-loved charities, while Jennie’s family once again extended their sincere thanks to everyone who donated.Great grandchildren of Jennie McCarron from Raphoe pictured presenting a cheque for €808.70 to Joan Kane and Dominck Gallagher of Pieta House. The money was raised through donations made at Jennie’s recent 90th birthday party.Generous Jennie still making her ‘presents’ felt at 90! was last modified: August 23rd, 2017 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:90th birthdaycharitydonegalJennie McCarronRaphoelast_img read more


first_imgBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment04-Sep-2011Letterkenny Gaels2 – 62 – 11DowningsLetterkennyBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment04-Sep-2011Malin2 – 83 – 8Letterkenny GaelsMalinMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment04-Sep-2011Naomh Columba0 – 82 – 18St MichaelsPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment04-Sep-2011Gleann Suilli1 – 90 – 8Naomh AdhamhnanSean MacCumhaillsLine: R O Donnell/L BrowneBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment04-Sep-2011Dungloe1 – 13 – 15Four MastersDungloeMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment04-Sep-2011Naomh Columba2 – 121 – 8St MichaelsPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Moville5 – 90 – 9ConvoyMoville Carrick Field03-Sep-2011Na Rossa0 – 90 – 10Naomh Padraig-MuffPairc DooeyBusanna Feda O Donaill IFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Naomh Colmcille1 – 90 – 11Naomh MhuirePairc ColmcilleLine: P Mc Keever/J O DonnellBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Malin1 – 171 – 6Gaoth DobhairMalinBusanna Feda O Donaill IFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Urris3 – 110 – 10BuncranaUrris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighLine: K Friel/JJ LaffertyBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Cloughaneely2 – 113 – 13Naomh ConaillPairc Naomh Fionnan FalcarraghBusanna Feda O Donaill IFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Naomh Naille1 – 120 – 4Aodh RuadhNaomh NailleLine: J Mc Glanachy/A MullinRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Cill Chartha1 – 140 – 9Na Cealla BeagaPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleLine: K Mc Ginley/M Mc ShaneBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011St Michaels3 – 131 – 10ArdaraNaomh MichealBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Urris0 – 80 – 8BuncranaUrris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Naomh Brid0 – 132 – 5CarndonaghNaomh BridMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Sep-2011Glenfin2 – 92 – 12TermonPairc Ghleann FhinneBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment02-Sep-2011Robert Emmets0 – 80 – 9Naomh Padraig LeifearRobert EmmetsCentra Under 21 Football ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Sep-2011St Michaels4 – 120 – 4Sean MacCumhaillsPairc Naomh MichealCentra U21 A/Extra Time31-Aug-2011Kilcar5 – 160 – 7KillybegsPairc Tamnaigh KilcarCebtra U21 A/Extra TimeDonegal Senior Hurling League/ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment31-Aug-2011St Eunans0 – 66 – 16BurtO Donnell ParkSenior Championship/Extra TimeCentra Under 21 Football ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment30-Aug-2011Letterkenny Gaels1 – 130 – 7Naomh Padraig LeifearLetterkennyUnder 21 B/Extra Time30-Aug-2011St Nauls2 – 121 – 5Robert EmmetsMountcharlesUnder 21 B/Extra Time30-Aug-2011Milford2 – 231 – 10UrrisMoyle Park MilfordUnder 21 B/Extra Time30-Aug-2011Fanad Gaels1 – 32 – 12CarndonaghTermonUnder 21 B/Extra TimeGAA: ALL THE COUNTY RESULTS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 5th, 2011 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:Donegal GAA resultslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL or Down will face the winners of the Antrim/Tipperary clash in the All-Ireland Qualifiers, following today’s draw.Jim McGuinness’s side face the Mournemen at Clones this Sunday in the Ulster SFC Final.The losers will face Antrim or Tipp in the Third Round of the Qualifiers. The full draw is below:ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL QUALIFIERSTHIRD ROUND SATURDAY 21 JULY/22 JULY Kildare v LimerickTipperary v AntrimKerry v TyroneLeitrim v LimerickFOURTH ROUND SATURDAY 28 JULY/29 JULYKildare or Limerick v Sligo Tipperary or Antrim v Donegal or DownKerry or Tyrone v ClareLeitrim or Laois v Dublin or MeathALL-IRELAND HURLING QUARTER-FINAL DRAW Waterford v CorkKilkenny v LimerickGAA: ANTRIM OR TIPPERARY AWAIT DONEGAL OR DOWN IN QUALIFIERS was last modified: July 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ANTRIM OR TIPPERARY AWAIT DONEGAL OR DOWN IN QUALIFIERSlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Here you go rally fans….you may see a car for a few seconds.This is what it’s like from the inside. Click play to watch from inside Declan Gallagher’s car at this year’s Donegal International Rally. Ryan Moore is navigating.     DDTV: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE FROM INSIDE DECLAN GALLAGHER’S CAR AT DONEGAL RALLY was last modified: June 21st, 2014 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:Donegal DailyDonegal Rally 2014 videolast_img read more

Who is Hirving Lozano?

first_img 2 You can see why Arsenal and Liverpool both tried to sign the PSV Eindhoven winger in the January transfer window. The talented Mexican, known by his nickname Chucky, has looked unstoppable.Who is Hirving Lozano? Born on 30th July 1995 in Mexico City, the 22-year-old joined Pachuca in 2009 as part of its youth team. He won the CONCACAF Champions League with the club in 2017, securing both the Golden Boot and Best Young Player awards. PSV won the race for his signature that summer.Who does he play for?Lozano’s emergence at this World Cup shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. After signing for PSV last summer, he scored in all of his first three games and was named the Eredivisie’s Player of the Month for August. He helped PSV to the Dutch league title with 17 goals in 29 games.What position does he play?As Germany discovered, Lozano is an inverted winger, playing on the left but cutting inside onto his favoured right side more often than not. Lozano celebrates his opening goal 2 Hirving Lozano has captured the world’s interest after giving Mexico a shock lead against Germany.The Mexicans stunned the world champions with a ferociously quick counter attack and Lozano did brilliantly to finish it off. Lozano’s goal was typical of his playing style What is his playing style?The goal perfectly summed up what Chucky is all about. Devastatingly quick, he beats players on the inside with ease and packs a powerful strike on that right foot. A bit like Eden Hazard if the Belgian shot more.Which clubs are interested in signing him?PSV tied him down to a six-year deal, but many still expect Lozano to leave the Netherlands this summer. Arsenal and Liverpool have been credited with serious interest, but Dutch football pundit Kees Jansma believes he is destined for a move to Premier League champions Manchester City.With youth, talent and a long time left on his contract, Chucky is expected to cost over £40million.Watch moretalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2.last_img read more


first_imgLIAM Adams has been found guilty of raping and assaulting his own daughter by a jury in Belfast today.Adams, the brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, had denied the charges.But a jury of nine men and three women found him guilty. The court had heard how Gerry Adams had gone with his niece Aine to Buncrana in Co Donegal 20 years ago to confront Liam Adams.He was living in the town at the time.Aine had claimed her uncle Gerry had threatened Liam with a hammer after hearing of the abuse allegations.The Sinn Fein leader denied threatening violence during the trial.Liam Adams, from Bernagh Drive in Belfast, had denied all 10 charges – three of rape, three of gross indecency and four of indecent assault.The offences took place between March 1977 and March 1983 when his daughter Aine was aged between four and nine years old.Liam Adams was remanded in custody.LIAM ADAMS GUILTY: COURT HEARD ABOUT DRAMATIC BUNCRANA CONFRONTATION was last modified: October 1st, 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)last_img read more