Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history UP stops slide, downs Adamson for share of 4th spot Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief After cutting their deficit to single-digits on several occasions, including 72-63 with 1:21 to go, the Cyclones kept answering. And after Grimes was called for a foul on Wigginton, Lawson spiked the ball under the basket and was whistled for a technical foul.Shayok made the two technical foul shots, Wigginton made two more, and the chants of “Let’s Go Cyclones!” began to reverberate throughout Sprint Center in celebration of another title.“This is a special night. Kansas is a tremendous program,” Prohm said, “and you can talk about Coach Self forever. But our guys answered the bell We came down here and won each game in different ways. We showed our toughness. We showed our togetherness.BIG PICTUREIowa State has leaned on Shayok and Talen Horton-Tucker much of the season, but Wigginton and Haliburton shined in Kansas City. Wigginton is averaging more than 15 points over his last five games while Haliburton continues to lead the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio.Kansas started freshman center David McCormack, but the Cyclones’ guard-oriented lineup forced the Jayhawks to match their personnel. Charlie Moore and the rest of their guards struggled shooting the ball, and they were unable to get crucial defensive stops down the stretch.UP NEXTBoth teams will learn their NCAA Tournament destinations Sunday. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “Hopefully this is just step one. We’ll enjoy this for a while, figure out where we’re going for the NCAA Tournament and then we’ll focus on that.”Wigginton finished with 17 points, Shayok had 15 on his way to winning tournament MVP, and Jacobson finished with 14 for the Cyclones (23-11), who became the lowest-seeded team ever to win the conference tournament. They also improved to 2-0 against Kansas (25-9) in the finals. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I think it was our best team win of the year because it was gritty,” said Shayok, who like Jacobson sat out last season after transferring. “Everybody stepped up.”Dedric Lawson had 18 points and Devon Dotson added 17 for the third-seeded Jayhawks, whose last chance to win some hardware will be the NCAA Tournament. Their run of 14 consecutive regular-season crowns ended last weekend, and they failed to defend their Big 12 Tournament title.“The way we competed, we showed some signs where we really wanted to win this game,” Dotson said. “But they hit some tough shots. We were missing some of our easy shots we usually make.”Meanwhile, the Cyclones made a tremendous about-face during their stay in Kansas City.They arrived having lost five of their last six regular-season games, and looked rudderless in losses to Texas and lowly West Virginia. But beginning with a blowout of Baylor and continuing with a quarterfinal win over regular-season champ Kansas State, the Cyclones found their stride.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker (11) celebrates a basket during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in the final of the Big 12 men’s tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lindell Wigginton found his way to Iowa State from Canada, Marial Shayok took a detour through the University of Virginia, and Michael Jacobson started his career at the University of Nebraska.Three players from three very different backgrounds now have something in common: a title.ADVERTISEMENT The Jayhawks, still looking for their own, were fortunate to trail 32-22 at halftime.Lawson, who had 24 points in the semifinals, was 2 of 11 from the field. Marcus Garrett was 0 for 6 from the floor and 1 of 4 from the foul line. Quentin Grimes was 0 or 4 from beyond the arc after hitting five 3-pointers in their win over the Mountaineers on Friday night.All told, the Jayhawks shot 27.8 percent from the field and missed all nine of their 3-point attempts in the first half. They also were just 2 of 8 from the free-throw line.“Just one of those nights,” Grimes said. “Every one of the shots we put up was a good shot.”Iowa State had its own trouble on the offensive end of the floor, getting five shots swatted into the seats. But the Cyclones were effective at getting to the rim, and easy layups by Wigginton and Tyrese Haliburton allowed them to take control.Their lead swelled to 41-24 early in the second half. And even when the Jayhawks managed to nip into it, they would inevitably miss an open layup or throw the ball away.Or, Jacobson would knock down an unlikely 3-pointer.That was the case when the Jayhawks trimmed the deficit to 45-35 with 14 minutes to go. Iowa State’s big man calmly drained one from the top of the arc — all Kansas coach Bill Self could do was smile in disbelief — and Steve Prohm’s squad promptly ripped off seven straight points.“We just didn’t make those plays that you need in order to put some real game pressure on them,” Self said. “They were better than us, make no mistake.”Frustration eventually set in for the Jayhawks down the stretch. The trio helped the fifth-seeded Cyclones race to a big early lead against No. 17 Kansas on Saturday night, then contributed to enough crucial stops down the stretch, preserving a 78-66 victory over the Jayhawks in the Big 12 Tournament finale at Sprint Center.“When you do something special, you win a championship, you got a connection for the rest of your life,” said Cyclones coach Steve Prohm, who brought together his team from far and wide.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments
Dear Editor,The GAWU would like to make reference to an article appearing in the September 24 edition of Guyana Chronicle where Minister of Finance Winston Jordan promised workers in the public sector a pay rise this year. The Chronicle quoted Minister Jordan as saying “[p]ublic servants will get a salary increase this year and a bigger increase in 2020…” For the beleaguered public servants, hardpressed by the circumstances of contemporary life in Guyana, the promised increase must have been welcome news. How much the increase will be able to alleviate the difficulties of life that public servants find themselves in is an entirely different question altogether.The Minister is also reported to have said that the specific increase would be a product of collective bargaining between the Administration and the GPSU. However, we saw only recently the GPSU President, Mr Patrick Yarde, questioning the sincerity of the Administration’s commitment to collective bargaining. It also did not escape our attention too that the Minister did not hesitate to say that if the ongoing discussions “…do not come to a decisive conclusion, the Administration… will pay something”. It goes to show that a tiger can never lose its stripes.From the article, our Union also noticed that the Minister said the Government was concerned about “…providing a viable, livable wage…” But while the Minister speaks about giving employees in the State sector a pay rise, a move we do not oppose, he and his colleagues, in the now questionable Government, have decided, without any remorse, it seems, not to give the workers of the State-owned sugar sector a raise in pay since they took office.Today, the nation’s sugar workers, the GAWU must reiterate, are essentially working for 2014 pay though times and circumstances have changed dramatically since then. We need not remind the nation of the several measures implemented by the APNU/AFC that have heightened the cost-of-living. We need not remind too that under the coalition Administration, long-standing benefits and other conditions of work enjoyed by sugar workers were simply ignored or suspended altogether. It was, for the GAWU, not surprising, though saddening, to see that between 2014 and 2017, sugar workers were taking home some $284,000 less per annum. That is nearly $24,000 less per month or $6000 per week. Given the situation nowadays, it is neither hard nor difficult to imagine what that has done to the well-being of the sugar workers and their families.So today, while the Minister boasts about a living wage, a concept our nation should embrace, he forgets, unashamedly, that during his time as a national leader, he and his colleagues, by their actions, have pushed workers near to or beyond the poverty line. He fails to mention that they have been treated like step-children not deserving of equal treatment and pay.Today, the promises heard about 20 per cent increase that was shouted out by nowaday Government officials during the 2015 elections campaign rings hollow. Today, they and their families are forced to pinch every dollar as they struggle daily to make their ends meet. Today, the workers of the sugar industry have retrogressed rather than progressed under the “good life” Government.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWU
The West Africa Football Union, (WAFU) has signed US$24m deal with Fox Sports that will see competition in the region every quarter for the next 12 to 24 years.According to a post on facebook by Mr. Musa Hassan Bility, president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), the deal opens the way for the 1st edition of the WAFU Tournament to be held in Liberia next year June or July (2017).He said the deal was signed last Saturday in Dakar, Senegal, and during the tournament FIFA President Infantino and CAF President Issa Hayatou would be among the number of sporting dignitaries that would be in attendance.“I’m proud to have represented Liberia and WAFU at the signing ceremony in Dakar,” Bility said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Minister of State Joseph Harmon has assured a visiting mission from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) of the full support of the Government of Guyana as they work to successfully pull off the 17th Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 17), which is slated for January 8-12, 2019, at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre. The delegation, which is led by the Chief-of-Staff of the UNCCD, Rajeb Boulharouf, is currently in Guyana to undertake an assessment of the venue and other facilities that will be used for the conference.“I am extremely pleased that the decision was taken to hold this conference in Guyana. It is a very important time in the history of our country; it is a time when we are affirming our commitment to issues in relation to climate change and the environment… This is an opportunity that we have to showcase to the rest of the world, that even though we are a small country, we are prepared to step up to accept any challenge,” the Minister of State said.He noted that while Guyana will not be able to provide all of the amenities that wealthy, first-world countries can, the Government’s commitment and political will to fulfil its obligations is unwavering. “We are very committed to conservation; we are very committed to the Convention and to the 2030 agenda,” he said.Meanwhile, Boulharouf said his team is extremely satisfied with the level of commitment, goodwill and preparation shown thus far. He informed that they are currently working to finalise the Host Country Agreement by mid-year. “With the commitment and support demonstrated by the Government and other local stakeholders, we anticipate a very successful joint venture,” he said.The UN official also took the opportunity to commend Guyana’s efforts in the global climate change arena and its long-standing commitment to sustainable development.CRIC is a subsidiary body of the Conference of Parties (COP). This event will see between 400 to 00 people from approximately 100 countries across the globe, coming to Guyana and will significantly raise the profile of the country as a ‘green’ state. Guyana has been a signatory to UNCCD and an active participant since 1997.The country is also the first English-speaking Caribbean country to have acceded to membership of the CRIC Bureau.
Miguel Cabrera became the first player to win in arbitration this year when the Florida Marlins’ All-Star third baseman was awarded a $7.4million salary Saturday instead of the team’s offer of $6.7 million. Cabrera made $472,000 last year and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He was second in the NL last season with a .339 batting average, and he had 26 homers and 114 RBIs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The arbitration panel of Howard Block, Stephen Goldberg and Elliott Shriftman made the decision one day after hearing arguments in the case in Phoenix. Cabrera received the third-highest salary in arbitration, trailing only the $10 million Alfonso Soriano earned after losing to Washington last year and the $8.2 million Andruw Jones got when he defeated Atlanta in 2001. Cabrera was ecstatic with the ruling, said his agent, Fernando Cuza. “We were confident going in,” Cuza said. “You never know how the arbitrator is actually going to rule, but we felt good about it.” Bedard, O’s agree to deal: Pitcher Erik Bedard avoided arbitration with the Baltimore Orioles, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract. Bedard had asked for $4million in arbitration and the Orioles had offered $2.7million. The left-hander went 15-11 with a 3.76 ERA in 33 starts last season, when he earned $1,625,000.
Meeting the Dragons….Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey of Donegal Pens pictured in the den with the five dragons from the RTE Dragon’s Den series. From left, Peter Casey, Ramona Nicholas, Gavin Duffy, Barry O Sullivan and Sean O Sullivan.Donegal Pens brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey from Loughanure walked out of Junior Dragon’s Den tonight with the most cash of the junior series that was screened on RTE1.The boys received a bursary of €2,000 and also an order for $2,000 worth of pens!Three Donegal students, the Mc Garvey boys and Letterkenny lad Niall Mc Closkey of The Easy Grower, were featured in the final show of the current Dragon’s Den series where they showcased their businesses to dragons Gavin Duffy, Barry O’Sullivan, Ramona Nicholas, Sean O’Sullivan and Peter Casey. Filming for the junior series took place in Dublin in January and the boys were under pressure to keep secret the outcome of the show after signing a confidentially agreement with the production company.The boys secured a place on the TV programme after having competed in the regional finals in Sligo and later the national finals in Dublin where the final twenty participants in the TV show were selected.More than 360 entries were received from around the country featuring over 800 secondary school students and the Donegal boys were among the twenty junior enterprises selected.The junior entrepreneurs had a chance of securing a €2,000 bursary from one of the dragons, while the other dragons could also support them in various ways. Ten of the twenty enterprises featured over the two nights secured the €2,000 bursary from various dragons, while some emerged with even more cash in their pockets when other dragons supported their ideas and products.The Mc Garvey brothers emerged with €4,000 from the Den, the biggest amount of money overall from the two show – a €2,000 bursary from dragon Ramona Nicholas, while Peter Casey also placed a €2,000 order with them for their pens. Ramona has also taken the boy’s pens on board in her Cara Home stores and pharmacies in the Northwest, and continues to offer them support in all aspects of the business.While in the Den the Mc Garvey boys answered questions from most of the dragons, all of whom were complimentary of their product.Veteran Dragon Gavin Duffy described the sample pen the boys presented him with as amazing: “Here in the Den I use one of the world’s leading brand of pens. Your pen beside it feels, looks and would sell so much better,” he said.Sean O’Sullivan also complimented the boy’s new pen design that doubles as a pen and a stylus saying “I love these pens especially with the stylus built in. Iíve tried it on my own iPhone and it works great. It’s a very distinctive brand and distinctive pen. People will buy this not just in Ireland, they’ll buy it around the world,” he said. Ramona Nicholas described the boys as “a complete and utter inspiration” before confirming that she was giving them the €2,000 bursary. Not only have you done your county proud but you have done Ireland proud and well done to you both,” she said.Derry native Peter Casey, who placed a €2,000 order with the boys, complimented their new Sierra stylus pen and said that heíd certainly pay the €34.95 selling price for it.Sean O’Sullivan, who quizzed the boys on their figures and projections, also complimented the boys, saying he likes what they’re doing.Speaking after the show, the boys expressed their delight at the outcome. It was a hard secret to keep this past few months. We had a great time filming and we are very pleased that we came out of it so well. We were hoping to get the bursary but Peter’s order was a real surprise and bonus,” said Ronan. The boys have been very complimentary of Ramona Nicholas for her ongoing support and advice.“Ramona gave us the €2,000 bursary but it hasn’t stopped there. She has taken our pens into her pharmacies and home stores and has given us lots of business advice. In fact this week her company’s graphic designer has just designed a new logo for us as well as designing our new business card and other promotional items. She has been really great and we were really lucky to get her support,” said Conor.The Mc Garvey brothers are continuing to build their business and now have their pens stocked in over twenty shops in Ireland and three in Germany. They have also recently signed up with a distributor in German who will market and distribute their pens there to the retail sector. Their website www.donegalpens.com is also keeping busy with orders coming in from all over the world.Ronan, 16, and Conor, 13, are pupils at the Rosses Community School in Dungloe.Niall Mc Closkey also spoke well in the Den about his Easy Grower invention and was highly complimented about his product. He didn’t however secure a bursary in the den but was promised business support from some of the dragons, while Ramona pledged to buy one of his Easy Growers, details of which are on his website www.theeasygrower.ieDONEGAL PEN BOYS SCOOP THE CASH AND THE PLAUDITS IN THE DEN! was last modified: May 6th, 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:bursaryDONEGAL PENSDragon’s Den
COMPETITION: To celebrate International Day of Families this Sunday 15th May, Florence Food Co. is giving away brunch to the value of €40 for one lucky family.Entry is via a Share and Tag competition on the Florence Food Co. Facebook page and the winner will be announced on Saturday evening (14th May) at 6pm. Since opening its doors sixth months ago, Florence Food Co has established itself as one of Letterkenny’s finest cafés.Located at 63, Main St, Letterkenny, the café has built up a strong following among coffee lovers, in particular. The café prides itself on offering great-tasting, locally sourced food, coffee and bakes in beautiful surroundings.The brunch menu has something for everyone with delicious breakfasts, pancakes, omelettes, homemade burgers, fries and chicken wings. There’s also a great range of healthy and tasty options for children.Offering quality food, top-class service and excellent value, Florence Food Co is at the forefront of an exciting time for the food scene in Donegal. Nothing is ever frozen and everything on the menu is made from scratch and in-house, using the freshest local ingredients.The café opens Monday – Fri from 08.30-18.00, Saturday from 09.30-18.00 and Sunday from 11.00-17.00The closing date for entry to the competition is Saturday, 14th May at 5pm. For more information visit Florence Food Co. FacebookLINK:https://www.facebook.com/Florencefoodco/info/?tab=overviewCOMPETITION: WIN A DELICIOUS FAMILY BRUNCH AT THE FABULOUS FLORENCE FOOD CO. was last modified: May 13th, 2016 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:BusinessFeaturesFlorence Food Conews
The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 7, 22, 24 and 30. There was no match 3 winner. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €5,450 and Match 3 is €120. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,550 on 51 calls.The A.G.M. will be held in the Tara on the 30th of December and the club will be holding a social night over the Christmas period. The Pairc Committee has closed the new pitch at Fintra for re-sodding and verti draining. There is a Foundation Award Coaching course on in Ardara for any player, manager etc. interested in helping out at underage level. The course is on Dec 7th / 8th. For further details contact Joe on 0877587553.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 4th, 2012 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:Killybegs GAA Club notes
After a poor World Cup in 1998. ‘El Fenomeno’ found redemption in 2002, scoring twice in the final against Germany and also won the Golden Boot with eight goals no dice RANKED Thanks to his goal scoring (and that patch on his head), Brazil lifted their fifth World Cup shining BEST OF REVEALED If you weren’t at Brisbane Road on Non League Day, the chances are you missed Liam Noble sporting the ‘Ronaldo 2002′ haircut.The Hartlepool man was pictured playing against Leyton Orient with the triangle patch at the front of his head.Fast, strong, balanced, with a cushioned touch and a deadly finish with either foot or bonce – Brazil legend Ronaldo baffled everyone when he turned up to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea with that haircut, but why did he do it?Talking to ESPN Brazil in 2017, the former striker said: “My groin was hurting. I was only at 60 per cent. So I shaved my head.“Everybody was only talking about my injury. When I arrived in training with this haircut everybody stopped talking about the injury.” 2 MONEY REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE And on the recent Non League Day, in front of a sell out crowd, Hartlepool – almost certainly inspired by the spirit of ‘El Fenomeno’, Hartlepool denied 10-man Orient the chance to move top of the National League as they earned a 0-0 draw.However, even big Ronnie didn’t look good with that look and he probably got a right telling off from his mum for ruining all those nice celebratory photos. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Most popular football news Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars
FROM NEIL MCCANN IN ARMAGH: Burt were today crowned Ulster Junior Hurling Champions after a three point win over Antrim junior champions Kickhams Creggan in a replay in Armagh today.The Donegal men eventually ran out 2-10 to 0-13 winners in a great game at the Morgan Athletic grounds in Armagh.All-Ireland Lory Meagher winner Niall Campbell fired the Donegal men in front and Ronan McDermott and Kieran Boyle added to the tally in a tight start which saw the Antrim men pull four back in return. Campbell then set up McDermott for the first goal of the game just before half-time but any thoughts of pushing further ahead were quickly forgotten when Ardal McDermott was shown a straight red for dangerous play – leaving the Burt men ahead 1-6 to 0-7 at half-time but with one less player.Needless to say the Antrim side hit a couple of quick points at the re-start and began to use the extra man to their advantage.But just as it seemed they would push on for the Ulster title, brilliant work by Ronan McDermott saw the Burt men add another goal to their tally.Creggan keeper Stephen Colgan was attempting to clear the slitter when McDermott got in a block and somehow it trickled over the line. It gave the Donegal side a huge lift and McDermott and Campbell added more points to seal victory.Burt has a proud history in hurling going back more than a century – and today’s victory adds once again to that.There was a good crowd for the game and the Burt team and their supporters can now pack their bags for the next game – a clash in Manchester with British champions Fullen Gaels!BURT CROWNED ULSTER JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPS! was last modified: November 20th, 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:BURT GAAHURLINGULSTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONS