NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEU

first_imgMOST READ UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growing View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “This is what I was expecting from our players. Our maturity. Like what we said, we can fast track talent, but the maturity, the experience that you cannot fasttrack so I’m just happy right now because I saw the maturity today,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin after his team improved to 5-8.“I hope it’s not too late. I’m just very proud of all the players,” Jarin said. FEU made a run at the start and in the middle of the third, but we never bowed down and that was the maturity that we’ve always wanted.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Bulldogs stared at a 79-64 deficit before Alejandro and Gaye willed the team back. A 3-pointer by Alejandro gave NU the lead for good, 82-81, with 4:51 remaining.The graduating guard, who also had six rebounds and nine assists, then, capped a 20-2 run by the Bulldogs with a layup. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University stayed in Final Four contention after rallying past Far Eastern University, 87-84, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the Bulldogs’ season on the line, J-Jay Alejandro took over in the fourth quarter, where he fired 11 of his 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Ron Dennison finally stopped the bleeding for FEU with a 3-pointer to make it a two-point game but the Tamaraws blew several cracks at the basket and had a crucial turnover off the inbound to help the Bulldogs’ case.Arvin Tolentino misfired on a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.The Tams squandered a golden opportunity to close in on a semifinals spot. A win would’ve gotten them at least a playoff for the fourth spot.Tolentino and Dennison scored 21 points apiece for FEU, which fell to 6-7.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

LBS, LWSC, NTA Get Duty-Free on Fuel, Lubes

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with immediate effect issued Executive Orders Numbers 77, 78 and 79 affecting the National Transit Authority, the Liberian Broadcasting System, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and the Liberia Electricity Corporation – exempting those institutions from customs duties on fuel and lubricants, selected items and GST on fuel.Executive Order Number 77, according to an Executive Mansion release, exempts the National transit Authority and Liberia Broadcasting System from customs duties on fuel and lubricants. It also seeks to minimize the cost of transportation provided by the NTA in serving the general public as well as enable LBS to disseminate information to the general public through the state-owned Liberian Broadcasting System (LBS).Executive Order 78 also exempts the LWSC from customs duties on selected items to ensure the provision of safe-drinking water and sewerage services for the population, recognizing that safe-drinking water and basic sanitation are crucial to the preservation of human health and basic hygiene.Good under Executive Order 78, which also covers items imported or purchased by LWSC for the exclusive use of the entity to facilitate the provision by LWSC of water and sewer services, are exempted from payment of customs duties including petroleum for water treatment plant(s); water treatment chemicals; pipes and fittings; generators; pumps (electrical and diesel); spare parts for mechanical and electrical equipment; and other parts and equipment essential for the production of water and disposal of waste.Meanwhile, Executive Order Number 79 exempts the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) from customs duties and GST on fuel to generate electricity imperatively at this time of rising cost and rapid development as reduction on electricity tariffs will stimulate economic growth and boost the associated revenues from GST. Executive Order 79 also notes that in the absence of hydro or alternative power, fuel is the key ingredient in the generation of electricity in Liberia by the LEC as such, the generation of electricity at a reasonable cost is essential to maintain an affordable balance in the cost of living. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Peace Arts Gallery Society to host 36th Annual Art Auction this October

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Arts Gallery Society is gearing up to host their 36th Annual Art Auction.Currently, the Gallery is in the process of collecting local artwork for this year’s auction titled ‘Harvest Moon Gala’.This year, the Gallery says they would like a full month Exhibition to celebrate the generousity all of the Artists, Artisans, Crafters as well as the huge contribution the volunteers make, so they are asking that artists bring their work into the Gallery by September 3.- Advertisement -The Gallery is also still looking for volunteers to help out before, during, and after the Auction.This event is instrumental in keeping the “Let’s Art Program” a free service for youth and seniors.The 36th Annual Art Auction is October 5 at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Advertisement For more information, you can visit the North Peace Cultural Centre’s website.last_img read more

Ginola: PSG star Pastore is NOT on the same level as Ronaldo or Messi

first_imgDavid Ginola insists Javier Pastore is NOT on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi – but believes the Argentine has been ‘amazing for Paris Saint-Germain’.Former France teammate Eric Cantona claimed on Tuesday that the former Palermo man was in the same league as the pair.“Today the best player in the world, the most exciting player in the world, is Pastore from Paris Saint Germain,” the 48-year-old said.And Ginola claims the 25-year-old is on the verge of becoming one of the best players on the planet.“Pastore is not on the same level as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He’s not scoring enough goals or making enough assists.“On the other hand, having a Javier Pastore in any team will add a extra ‘je ne sais quoi’, something special. Every time he gets the ball he is try to create something. he has been amazing for Paris Saint-Germain.“When he arrived at Paris a few years ago he was amazing in the first few games. After a while he just dropped off a little bit.“We thought he was overrated but for the last year he’s completely changed his way of playing. He’s more accurate and consistent, everything he does is the right choice.”last_img read more

DONEGAL REGISTRAR FORCED TO ADJOURN REPOSSESSION CASES BECAUSE OF MASSIVE BACKLOG

first_imgThe Donegal County Registrar has been forced to adjourn dozens of repossession cases because of the backlog of applications.There were scores of applications to have homes repossessed due to have been heard today.A total of 271 cases were today listed for hearing at the registrar’s court in Letterkenny.But after taking more than two hours just to go through the list, 189 of these cases were adjourned to court sittings in June, July and September. The other 82 cases were listed as ready to go ahead.However Registrar Geraldine O’Connor only managed to get through a small number of the cases despite sitting after normal sitting hours of the court.Among the cases heard, Ms O’Connor refused to grant repossession of a family home in north Donegal as an up to date statement of arrears to Ulster Bank was not available to the court.She did grant the repossession of a site near Culdaff which has a caravan there. No figures were given on the arrears in the case but a solicitor for Ulster Bank said the motion had been served on the mortgage holder in England. No payments had been made since 2009.Registrar O’Connor refused repossession in another case because the statement of arrears was not up to date.In another case Kieran O’Gorman, solicitor, asked for an adjournment in one case involving a couple with six children saying they had been trying to engage with the bank.But solicitor Niall Sheridan, for EBS, said his instructions were there had been no constructive engagement.The last payment made, he said, was €100 on February 4, but that arrears for this year alone was more than €2,000. Another €13,000 was outstanding, he said. Mr O’Gorman said the case should not go ahead.“This couple have done their very best,” he said.The Registrar adjourned the case until July to allow the couple time to file a returning affidavit.Earlier the Registrar took more than two hours just going through the motions list. She said the hearings are already full in March and April and adjourned other cases yesterday to July and September.Mr O’Gorman told the court: “That’s just the start of it; I understand there are another two to three hundred cases coming down the line.”The cases listed today included 79 for the Permanent TSB, 33 for Ulster Bank, 54 for EBS, 26 for AIB, 13 for Bank of Ireland, 5 for Bank of Scotland, 12 for Springboard, 17 for KBC, 2 for Haven and 4 for ICS.DONEGAL REGISTRAR FORCED TO ADJOURN REPOSSESSION CASES BECAUSE OF MASSIVE BACKLOG was last modified: February 17th, 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:courtdonegalhousesrepossessionlast_img read more

GAA NEWS – MALIN UNDERAGE PRESENTATIONS THIS SUNDAY

first_imgUNDERAGE PRESENTATIONSThe club underage presentation night was held in the clubhouse on Sunday evening. Congratulations to everyone who picked up awards on the night, a full list of prize winners will be printed in next weeks notes.UNDERAGE PRIZE DRAW Congratulations to the winners of our Underage Draw that took place during the bingo in St Patricks Hall on Sunday night. 1st Prize: A Christmas Hamper- Sean O Kane, Malin Head. 2nd Prize: A Meal for Two- John Doherty (Jack), Malin Head. 3rd Prize: 30 Euro Meat Voucher- Partick Rustard. 4th Prize: Christmas Cake- Gillian Boggs, Malin. 5th Prize: A Tin of Roses- Bronagh Mc Carron, Drumcrabit. We would like to say a big thank you to all those that bought & sold tickets for the draw, your support is greatly appreciated.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €1400. The sequence drawn was 1-5-3-6-4-7-2. The 50 euro winner was Teish Crua, Bunn, Glengad. The 20 euro sellers prize goes to Ciara Mc Laughlin, Shantla. Next weeks jackpot stands at €1450 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw.CLUB SHOPThe Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturday from 12-2 andon Sunday from 11-15 to 1-30. There are a large selection of club merchandise instock, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags are available. Formore details, contact Susan on 07493 70638. Congratulations to Tina Douglas, Bunn who was the winner of the hamper and to Matthew Doherty, Redford who was the winner of the Name The Teddy competition, which ran in the club shop for the past few weeks. GOOD AS NEW SHOPThe Good As New Shop is now closed and will open up again in early February. Thank you to everyone who brought or purchased items over the past few months.CARD NIGHTA very successful 25 Card Drive was held in the clubhouse recently, the event was very well attended with a bus load of eager card enthusiasts traveling all the way from the Fanad peninsula to take part. Overall winner on the night was Seamus Wilhare from Carrigart who collected the 300 euro prize money. 2nd place and 250 euro went to Pat O Brien. 3rd place was Seamus Harkin and 4th was MJ Doherty (G) who both collected 75 euro each for their efforts. Thank you to everyone who took part and helped organize the event. CLUB SOCIAL NIGHTThe club are hosting an end of year get together in the clubhouse on Sunday 29th of December. This will be our last event of the 2013 year and a perfect opportunity for club members to get together and let their hair down. Our “Alternative Awards” for 2013 will be presented on the night….never mind the Oscars and player of the year awards……these are the ones everyone wants to get their hands on!! 2013 has been another good year both on and off the pitch, so why not make your way to the clubhouse on Sunday night and finish the year off in style. Music gets underway at 9.30CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes should be forwarded to Martin Doherty on 0861585880 or alternatively send an email to the club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.FINALLY….We would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. Also we would like to say a big thank you to anyone who has helped out during the year, players, managers, referees, club officers, lotto sellers, coaches, FAS workers, caterers, kit washers, bus drivers, groundsmen, supporters, sponsors, the local press or basically anyone who has contributed to our success over the past year. 2013 has been another great year for the club and we look forward to 2014 with great anticipation.GAA NEWS – MALIN UNDERAGE PRESENTATIONS THIS SUNDAY was last modified: December 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Malin GAA newslast_img read more

FORMER EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR THINKS FINN HARPS KEEPER IS BETTER THAN SIMON MIGNOLET

first_imgFormer Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen has agreed with Finn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher’s assessment that he is a better goalkeeper than Simon Mignolet.Gallagher who recently signed back for Finn Harps after a brief spell at bitter rivals Derry City made the claim on social networking site Twitter.Mignolet has come in for some severe criticism due to his lacklustre performances over the last number of months. The Finn Harps No.1 is a lifelong Liverpool supporter, and like many of the club’s supporters is growing impatient with the Belgian shot-stopper poor performances.Gallagher claims that the former European Footballer of the year responded to a tweet in which he proclaimed he was a better keeper than Simon Mignolet.Owen tweets Gallagher back saying ‘Can’t argue with that @ciarangall1.’Gallagher took to Facebook and posted a screenshot of the tweet (pictured above) with a caption that read. ‘His response when I tweeted saying I’m a better keeper than Mignolet! He knows the Craic’.However, the original tweet by Gallagher is nowhere to be seen and Owen looks like he was just responding to Gallagher’s five-a-side team selection.It was a nice try from Gallagher, however he could be in hot water with Ollie Horgan.Gallagher makes no secret of the fact he’s attempting to engineer a move away from Finn Park to Anfield in January.If the talented and affable shot-stopper doesn’t make the move to Liverpool in January, he’s probably earned himself extra running in pre-season next month. 🙂 FORMER EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR THINKS FINN HARPS KEEPER IS BETTER THAN SIMON MIGNOLET was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Ciaran GallagherFinn Harps FCMichael OwennewsSimon MignoletSportTwitterlast_img read more

Stylish cowboy hats hard to find

first_imgPENDLETON, Ore. – In some parts of the country, a man can be judged by the cut of his suit or his designer tie. Here, in a town known for its rodeo culture, men size each other up by the quality of their cowboy hats. But good quality beaver and rabbit furs – which are used to make felt for the hats – are increasingly hard to find, making it more expensive to be a well-dressed cowboy. A top-grade hat can run as high as $6,000 today. “It used to be you could pay $30 for a hat, and it never leaked. Now you pay $300 and as soon as it clouds up, it leaks,” complained cowboy Bill McCoin, 55, a hired hand at a local cattle auction. Hatmakers, he said, used the best quality beaver and rarely mixed the high-grade fur with lower-quality pelts, such as rabbit, creating hats that were feather-light yet durable. The exchange rate is only part of the problem. Chinese fur manufacturers have recently embraced rabbit as well as beaver for garments, pushing the bidding higher. And butchers are killing rabbits younger – at six weeks, instead of two years. While the quality of the meat does not suffer, the fur does. “The older the rabbit, the stronger the fiber,” said Pereira. A final factor is the growth in popularity of white rabbits, whose fur is not as thick or as durable as that of their colored cousins. “It’s a triple whammy,” said the fur cutter. Compared to rabbit, wild beaver always have been expensive. But in recent years, the price of the already costly pelts has climbed even higher. In December 2002, wild beaver pelts averaged $14.86. A year later, the price spiked to $17.96 and by December 2004, they averaged $20.02. The most recent figures for May of this year have beaver pelts selling for $21.20, according to Fur Harvesters Inc. Even hatmakers that have the money to spend on the top-of-the-line pelts are finding that the best quality beaver is often ending up in the hands of foreign competitors. “Russia and China have been gobbling them up,” said Dean Serratelli, co-owner of the Serratelli brand, the No. 2 cowboy hat company after Stetson. “The good raw materials are getting scarcer and scarcer.” Add to that global warming. The best quality fur comes from the underbelly of the beaver, which grows thick to protect the animal in the cold winter months. With winters around the world warmer than in the past, the pelts have not gotten as full as they did decades ago. “It’s a fact that if it’s a warmer season, the fur is not as good quality,” said Jack Kellogg, a custom hat manufacturer in Wichita, Kan., whose hand-crafted hats under the Hatman Jack’s label are worn by a host of Western celebrities. “One thing I’ve noticed with the bigger hat companies is to absorb some of the cost, they’re toying with their mixes. It’s very apparent,” he said, referring to the practice of adding rabbit and even synthetic fibers to strengthen the felt. The quality – or the lack of it – is easy to detect, said Mike Wallis, owner of Red’s Hat Co. in Pendleton, a regular stop for style-conscious cowboys. “This one feels really good. This one feels exceptional,” he said running his hand first over a gray $350 cowboy hat, then on a cream-colored Resistol costing $550. The felt of the more expensive hat is not only soft and fuzzy to the touch, the hat itself is also light, yet strong. “A really good hat is so light, it’s like putting a dollar bill on top of your head,” said Wallis. But it’s strong enough that “you can lean back in a four-wheeler and stare at the stars and not have it blow off,” he said. Cowboy connoisseurs are quick to point out the difference between hats sold today and the hats their fathers wore. Cattle rancher Robert Vestring, 85, of Burns, Kan., remembers walking into a hat shop in the 1970s and running his hand over a hat, soft as mink and supple. “I looked at this fine felt hat, real thin, the best money could buy and the owner said to me: ‘When the hats I have here are gone, there won’t be anymore.”‘ Vestring bought eight of them – two for each of his three sons and two for himself. In 30 years, he says, he’s never found any that come close in quality and to this day, when he wears one of the fine hats, people – especially Texans – take note. 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I bought my best hat for my wedding,” said McCoin. “It was a real good hat – it outlasted my marriage.” In Garland, Texas, home of the 140-year-old Stetson Hat Co., the cost of the raw materials determines the bottom line, said Gary Rosenthal, Stetson’s product development manager. “And the raw material has gone up – a lot,” he said. At the high end, for hats starting at $800, the felt is made entirely of beaver. But at the lower end for hats in the $250 range, the felt is often mixed with rabbit fur, mostly from Europe, where rabbits are raised for meat and fur traders bid on the skins after the animal has been butchered. The drop of the dollar against the euro has made even the inferior fur expensive for American hatmakers. “Two years ago, I used to be able to buy a kilo of rabbit fur for $2.20. Now, it’s $4.70. It just keeps going up and up. And we have no choice but to pass the cost down” to the hat industry, said Louis Pereira, owner of Newark, N.J.-based American Fur Felt, one of the last remaining fur cutting businesses in the United States. last_img read more

FATHER OF BOY RACIALLY TAUNTED AT SOCCER GAME DOES NOT WANT FANS BANNED

first_imgThe father of a 14 year old soccer player who was racially abused at a match in Donegal says he does not want fans who taunted his son banned.Thierry’s older brother Noe who plays for the Ireland Under 19 team.Castlebar Celtic player Thierry Baba, a brother of Ireland Under 19 captain Noe Baba, was allegedly called a “black bastard” and suffered monkey chants when he played at Swilly Park in Ramelton last Saturday.His side faced Swilly Rovers Under 15 in a National Cup game. Thierry was left fuming after a small section of the crowd at the game racially taunted him.But in an amazing act of forgiveness, his father Pierre said the fans shouldn’t be banned but educated about racism.Swilly Rovers have yet to comment on the incident which is being fully investigated by the Schoolboy Football Association of IrelandPierre told the Irish Daily Star “This should be stamped out but banning people is not the answer. These people are ignorant so education is the only way of dealing with it.“I do feel sorry for people who are so ignorant that they could do this to a child.“I played football myself ad I know that things can be said between players during the game but I can’t understand abusing a child,” he said.A full report on what happened during the game is expected to be given to the SFAI by match referee Joe McHugh.The well-known and respected referee did momentarily stop the match and warned the section of fans to stop or he would abandon the game. Pierre added that members of Castlebar FC have since called to his home to offer their support over the incident.FATHER OF BOY RACIALLY TAUNTED AT SOCCER GAME DOES NOT WANT FANS BANNED was last modified: March 6th, 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:donegalNoe BabaRameltonswilly roversThierry Babalast_img read more

Eureka’s bats come alive in sweep

first_imgThe Eureka High baseball team registered 28 total hits, 21 runs and just a single error across two games as it extended its winning streak to five games, downing Big 5 Conference rival Fortuna in both editions of Saturday’s doubleheader at Newburg Park by scores of 10-3 and 11-0.Hayden Bode started at pitcher for Eureka in game one and gave his Loggers four innings of work, allowing no runs on one hit, two walks and two strikeouts.Nine different Loggers recorded at least a hit in game one as …last_img read more