Perez leads Heroes side, Bolick heads Saints roster in NCAA All-Stars

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Flores banners an intriguing field who are all staking their claim as this season’s king in the Slam Dunk Contest.He will be joined by San Sebastian’s Allyn Bulanadi, San Beda’s Arnaud Noah, EAC’s Rustan Bugarin, Perpetual’s Kervin Lucente, Letran’s Renato Ular, St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang, JRU’s Jefferson Sarmiento, and Lyceum’s Yancy Remulla.AC Soberano, meanwhile, will defend his throne in the Three-Point Shootout as he shoots for back-to-back titles in the competition.Out to take the crown from the Red Lion sniper are EAC’s Sidney Onwubere, San Sebastian’s RK Ilagan, Letran’s Jerrick Balanza, Lyceum’s Wilson Baltazar, JRU’s MJ Dela Virgen, Mapua’s Almel Orquina, Arellano’s Brylle Meca, St. Benilde’s Matt Johnson, and Perpetual’s Jack Hao.Lyceum guard Jaycee Marcelino is also the favorite to win this year’s Skills Challenge, but his path to the crown is shaping up to be a tough one with nine other speedsters out to win the plum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez and Kent Salado will spearhead the team which will clash against the alliance of Robert Bolick and Rey Nambatac in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Game on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.With a new grouping this year, stars from Lyceum, Arellano, JRU, EAC, and Mapua will join forces in the Heroes teamagainst the Saints squad, made up of stalwarts from San Beda, Letran, San Sebastian, Perpetual, and St. Benilde.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Perez will be joined by his Pirates teammates Mike Nzeusseu and MJ Ayaay, the Chiefs’ Salado, Lervin Flores, and Allen Enriquez, the Generals’ Sidney Onwubere, Francis Munsayac, and Jerome Garcia, the Heavy Bombers’ Tey Teodoro, Ervin Grospe, and Jed Mendoza, and the Cardinals’ Christian Buñag, JB Raflores, and Laurenz Victoria in the Heroes lineup.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBolick, meanwhile, will team up with fellow Red Lions Javee Mocon and Davon Potts, the Knights’ Nambatac, Bong Quinto, and JP Calvo, the Altas’ Gab Dagangon, Prince Eze, and GJ Ylagan, the Blazers’ Gerard Castor, JJ Domingo, and Edward Dixon, and the Golden Stags’ Alvin Baetiong, Kevin Baytan, and Ian Valdez in the Saints roster.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Coach Topex Robinson of the league-leading Lyceum will call the shots for Heroes, while San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez will be the lead bench tactician for the Saints.Aside from the All-Star Game, exciting side events also spice up the mid-season activities. PH’s Dumaan treks rough road to gold in pencak silat Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Also competing are EAC’s Francis Munsayac, St. Benilde’s Unique Naboa, Perpetual’s Keith Pido, Arellano’s Levi dela Cruz, JRU’s Aaron Bordon, Letran’s Jeremiah Taladua, Mapua’s JP Nieles, San Sebastian’s Michael Are, and San Beda’s Radge Tongco.NCAA alumni also return to don their school colors one more time as they forge partnership with marksmen from the seniors’ and juniors’ teams in Shooting Stars.San Beda will be made up of Clint Doliguez, Evan Nelle, and Dan Sara, Arellano will be represented by Zach Nicholls, Kobe Camacho, and Keith Agovida, while JRU will bank on Jed Mendoza, Toby Agustin, and Paolo Pontejos.Mapua will be bannered by Leo Gabo, Clint Escamis, and Randy Alcantara, Perpetual will lean on GJ Ylagan, Jielo Razon, and Gerald Dizon, EAC will be flanked by Jervin Guzman, Maui Cruz, and Dhan Diolanto, St. Benilde to entrust its luck on Edward Dixon, Joshua David, and Karl Santos, and host San Sebastian to be composed of Michael Are, Rustin Rodriguez, and Paul Riguera.Lyceum will be composed of Wilson Baltazar and Mac Guadaña, while Letran will have Daryl Pascual and Neil Guarino for the contest. 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WPA’s overseas chapter threatens to leave PNC-led APNU

first_img– laments sideliningThe People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has come in for heavy criticism from the Diaspora chapter of one of its five partners – the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).In a statement on Friday, the WPA Overseas Associates (WPAOA) has stated that the party would leave the APNU alliance if steps are not taken to have a more inclusionary partnership.The five-party APNU consists of: majority members PNC, the WPA, the Justice For All Party (JFAP), the National Front Alliance (NFA) and the Guyana Action Party (GAP).Back in 2010, David Granger contested for and came out victorious as the PNCR’s presidential candidate for the November 2011 General Elections, leading the APNU alliance.However, he was defeated at that election. The Granger-led APNU subsequently join forces with the Alliance For Change to form a coalition, which went on to win office at the 2015 elections.Since then, however, there have been reports of building tension between the two coalition partners. But now, there seems to be an in-house rift within the APNU alliance – something which the WPA has long been complaining about.In Friday’s missive, the WPAOA demanded that there be a new concrete agreement between the PNC, the WPA and other members of APNU that would actively embrace all the constituents as equal partners in the coalition.“The WPAOA views this request as a matter that needs to be addressed urgently. Should there be no movement by the PNC in the “partnership” then our position is that the WPA should immediately leave the APNU,” the party’s overseas chapter asserted.The WPAOA noted that since the May 2015 victory of the Coalition, the APNU of which the WPA is a founding partner, has been managing the Partnership as if it was a single entity, namely the PNC.“There have been several attempts by the WPA to get the leadership of the APNU/PNC to take the coalition seriously. These calls fell on deaf ears resulting in the APNU meeting infrequently during the past three years. As a result, the Government, of which the PNC is the leading constituent, lost the opportunity to hear and address the complaints of citizens. The Local Government Elections of 2018 is a testament to the sidelining of constituents,” the WPA’s overseas associates pointed out.It further stated that now with the APNU preparing for new General Elections, it appears as though party leaders are not willing to move away from behaving as though the APNU is made up entirely of the PNC, while the other alliance partners are sidelined.According to the WPAOA, clear evidence of this trend was highlighted at a recently held meeting of the APNU executives, where the smaller parties were invited and told what the agenda would be. It noted, however, that the subsequent launching of the elections committee with less than 48 hours’ notice was another clear indication of a continuation of this fait accompli.“Questions of inclusion and participation by all parties in the APNU election planning are answered with the explanation that there is a need for immediacy and consequently the preservation of the status quo. These explanations and dismissive responses by the (PNC) APNU leadership are not satisfactory and should not be allowed to continue. “Staying the course” should not result in the continuing embrace of a philosophy that perceives the smaller parties in the coalition as less than useful but necessary appendages,” the WPAOA posited.It went on to note too that in the original APNU agreement, a commitment to regular meetings of the APNU was also given but that seems to have been completely disregarded.The WPA’s overseas chapter further reflected at the launch of the APNU in June 2011, when the party’s co-leader, Dr Clive Thomas made the following remarks on behalf of the WPA:“In life, as in politics, it is clearly easier to work with those who share your own point of view and are prepared in effect to echo solutions you offer for creating reconciliation, peace, and harmony. But just as in life, you reveal your “humanity” by embracing diversities of views, different outlooks and different participants; so too in politics you reveal your “political culture” through a willingness to embrace diversities and differences in promoting strategies aimed at reconciliation, harmony, and the reduction of conflict.”The threat by the WPA’s overseas associates comes just over a year after the AFC’s Canada Chapter pulled out from the minority party in the coalition administration. This followed the resignation of several executives of the party’s New York Chapter.On February 14, 2019, the APNU/AFC celebrated its 4th anniversary since signing the Cummingsburg Accord. However, the AFC in recent years has come under fire for the submissive role it has been playing since joining forces with APNU.last_img read more


PPP calls on ERC to investigate breach of constitution, national disruptions

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has written to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) requesting that it launches an investigation to the breaches by the David Granger led Coalition Government, which could have grave consequences for Guyana, its people and national harmonyPPP’s Executive Secretary, Zulfikar MustaphaAccording Article 212 D of the Constitution of Guyana states the functions of the Ethnic Relations Commission include taking steps to “…monitor and review all legislation and all administrative acts or omissions relating to or having implications for ethnic relations…”PPP’s Member of Parliament and Executive Secretary, Zulfikar Mustapha, in his letter to the ERC stated that in line with the Commission’s mandate, “I request that the Commission investigate the Coalition Government’s breach of Article 106 of the Constitution of Guyana, which would result in an illegal government after March 21, 2019 (the deadline for General for Regional Elections). This coupled with Coalition Government officials’ actions, which polarize our people via the circulation of racially inciteful material on social media and via other platforms, will lead to an intensification of uncertainty and ethnic disharmony.”He requested that the probe be treated expeditiously by the Commission and appropriate sanctions implemented to avert the perils of this dangerous path that the Coalition Government seems bent on leading Guyana down.last_img read more


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a Thunder Storm warning for the Fort St. John and North Peace Region. They are predicting the Thunder Storms to hit before midnight tonight.They are also predicting heavy hail and strong winds. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.This warning is also in effect for the Prince George Region.- Advertisement –last_img


Peace residents participate in HST Tele-Town Hall

first_imgPeace region residents participated in the first HST Tele-Town Hall Wednesday night.Transportation Minister and MLA for Peace River South Blair Lekstrom, hosted the Tele-Town Hall with several questions from Peace region residents. Listed phone numbers across the Peace were called and residents had the opportunity to listen to the Tele-Town Hall and ask questions of the Minster.The questions raised ranged from how the tax would affect Northern residents as compared to Southern B.C. residents to how this region is affected by cross border shopping.- Advertisement -Most of the participants stated they understood the benefits to businesses in B.C., but wanted to know how the Province and the HST would help individual people. [asset|aid=3549|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0da1242fde21ba1726efdf0ab5364f99-Lekstrom – 1_1_Pub.mp3] When asked how residents could go about making changes to the HST, the Minister stated participating in the Tele-Town Halls was the first step.Advertisement [asset|aid=3550|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0da1242fde21ba1726efdf0ab5364f99-Lekstrom – 2_1_Pub.mp3] The next Tele-Town Hall will happen Thursday night in the Kootenay’s and parts of the Lower Mainland. If you have further questions about the HST the Province has created the website www.hstinbc.ca with more details about the tax.last_img read more


Redfearn delighted Leeds held on to Austin during January transfer window

first_img1 Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn believes it is ‘a massive plus’ that the club were able to hold onto Rodolph Austin during the January transfer window.The midfielder has been in impressive form for Leeds this season, scoring twice in 22 appearances and attracted the interest of numerous clubs.Wigan Athletic tried to sign the 29-year-old on deadline day, but Leeds held firm despite the Latics’ best efforts.And with Leeds just five points above the relegation places, Redfearn has admitted that it was crucial the club held onto the Jamaica international.“Keeping Austin is a massive plus. He epitomises professionalism and is great to have around the youngsters,” said Redfearn. Roldoph Austin in action for Leeds last_img read more


La Liga striker dismisses Liverpool interest

first_img1 Liverpool target Kevin Gameiro has rubbished talk of him leaving Sevilla.The 27-year-old has scored nine goals in 24 appearances this season, but Sevilla are reportedly willing to part with the striker if they receive a bid of £10m.That has interested numerous teams, including the likes of Liverpool and French side Marseille.However, Gameiro has now acted swiftly to end any speculation linking him with a move away from Sevilla.“I have offers, but I feel very good in Spain. It is a style that suits me and I still have things to do,” Gameiro told France Bleu.“We will see what will happen at the end of the season. But no, it will not be at Marseille. Maybe in England or in Germany, but the quality of life for my family is not the same as in Spain.” Kevin Gameiro in action for Sevilla last_img read more


GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe Minor Board Presentation takes place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel this Sunday, January 20th between 5pm and 8pm. Tickets are priced at €12 for children; €17 for adults with a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) for €50. Special guests will be Rory Kavanagh, Kevin Rafferty and Sam Maguire.Anyone interested in Foundation, Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching Courses should contact Jim Clarke asap on 086-3131550. A Foundation course will run this weekend (18th & 19th) in O’Donnell Park.The U6/U8 hurling and camoige is starting again in the LYIT Friday week the 25th January at 6:30pm to 7:45pm. The U10 hurlers are starting again in the Aura wed 23rd at 7 to 8. The U10/U12 camoige training resumes again in the convent gym this Wed 16th at 7pm to 8pm. The U12 hurlers resume in the Aura at 7pm to 8pm this thursday 17th. All new players welcome. Provisional Hurling blitz dates: U8 Hurlers host to Buncrana and Gweedore on a date tbc between 18th and 24th Feb. They also play in Burt on Sunday 24th March. The U10 Hurlers host a blitz with the Gaels, Dungloe and Gweedore to attend on Saturday 26th January. They also play in Na Magha’s pitch against Na Magha, Cardonagh and Malin. The All-Ulster U10 Blitz will take place in Meadowbank, Magherafelt on Saturday 2nd March. Further details to follow. The U12 Hurlers have entered two teams into the competition. St Eunan’s Amber play Buncrana, Na Magha and Burt A in the Community Centre on Sunday 3rd February. St Eunan’s Black play Gweedore, Dungloe and Burt B also in the Community Centre on the 3rd February. Round 2 sees St Eunan’s Amber play Bur tA, Banagher and Lavey on the 10 February in Burt, with St Eunan’s Black playing Burt B, Lavey B and Banagher B also on the 10th February. The finals will be held on Sunday 17th of February.Training for the U14 girl’s team for 2013 will start in the Game On indoor Astro Turf Centre at Lisnennan (Old Unifi Plant) starting this Wed 16th at 6pm sharp. This is open to all girls born in 1999 & 2000. The indoor sessions will run for 7 weeks until the end of Feb and each session will cost €3 per person. Please be there at 5:50pm to ensure we get started on time. We extend our sympathies this week to Noel Crossan and the Crawford family and to Terence Gallagher and family who lost their father Seamus this week.  GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 15th, 2013 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: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC ATHLETE CIARAN MC GONAGLE PERFORMS WELL AT DANNY MCDAID 15K

first_imgRosses AC News:With many races happening over the past few weeks and upcoming weeks there is no shortage of events for people and it is great to see the large numbers of club athletes participating and supporting these events.There was a big turnout of athletes at the Danny Mc Daid 15K in Letterkenny and fine performances with Ciaran Mc Gonagle finishing in 4th place in a time of 53:43.Kevin Mc Gee’s good form continues as he finishes leading M40 Male in 55:54 with Michael Logue 2nd M40 in 57:40. Other local and club finishers were Brian Rodgers 1:00:49, Willie Mac Giolla Bhríde 1:04:41, John Paul Wilson 1:07:21, Patrick Trimble 1:07:21, Eoghan Ó Colla 1:07:36, Denis Boner 1:07:37, Michael Rodgers 1:10:09, Owen Coyle 1:10:24, Seamus Ferry 1:11:23, Niall Griffin 1:11:25, Edward Wilson 1:11:42, Noel Boyd 1:20:32 and Kathleen Griffin 1:21:07. On Sunday also Fiona Mc Ginley, Sadie & Packie Mc Devitt and Seamus Mc Enhill all completed the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Dublin. Last Thursday saw great numbers for the local Dunlewey 5K with victory for Michael Logue followed by Edward Harkin with Fergal Mc Gee third and Liam Mac Giolla Bhríde fourth. Niamh Mc Enhill, Doire na Mainséar was the first lady to cross the line. On Saturday last a number of people took part in the Martello Adventure race in Maghery with Noel Diver taking first closely followed by Edward Harkin. Cathy Breslin was second in her section.There is a number of upcoming 5k and 10k’s but most people have not switched their focus to the Donegal Half marathon in 2 weeks time with many using it as a stepping stone towards the Dublin marathon. The marathon group is up and running with individuals working on their own programs during the week and then group session at the weekend. There are a number of more experienced marathoners who also have Dublin in their sights and are kicking off training. Anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528. Any information for notes please email Michael.logue@pramerica.ie or text on 0866003527. ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC ATHLETE CIARAN MC GONAGLE PERFORMS WELL AT DANNY MCDAID 15K was last modified: August 5th, 2015 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:Sportlast_img read more


LIFE-SAVING DONEGAL HEROES RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY

first_imgHERO: JASON MCCLAYSIX DONEGAL men behind dramatic near-death incidents have been recognised at the Irish Water Safety’s National Awards Ceremony at City Hall, Dublin. Minister John Perry presented the “SEIKO Just in Time Rescue Award” to these rescuers in appreciation for saving so many lives.The Donegal people honoured included Jason McClay (19) from Kinnegoe, Buncrana; Patrick Moss (20) of Rosbeg; John Patton, Hugh-John McGonigle, the late PJ Patton and the late Larry McGonigle, all of Ballyshannon. “Tragically an average of 140 drownings occur in Ireland every year,” commented Minister Perry, “and although that’s 140 too many, the figure would be even higher but for the dramatic efforts of these individuals who saved others from drowning and the ongoing work of volunteers teaching swimming and rescue skills.“Last year, the 128 drownings in Ireland were lower than the annual average, reason enough to be confident that the work of Irish Water Safety Volunteers and partners in the public and private sector is having the desired outcome – more people enjoying our wonderful aquatic facilities more safely. That said complacency is not an option”, he added.THE DONEGAL SEIKO JUST IN TIME AWARD RECIPIENTS:Mr Jason McClay Around midnight, on the 2nd June 2012, a car had left the road, careered fifty yards through a field and went off a steep drop into the Crana river near Buncranna. Nineteen year old Jason McClay from Kinnego, had been at a friend’s house when he heard the screeching of tyres followed by a loud bang. He left the house and ran down through a field and saw that a car was submerged in the water. Without hesitation, Jason jumped off the 40 ft Ravine. Upon entering the water he noticed a girl who had managed to escape out of the car. Jason swam in through the car window. Visibility was poor as it was very dark and he could not see anyone else in the car. On leaving the car, he noticed a boy and dragged him over to the bank. He then went back and got another boy out and dragged him to safety. There were four passengers in total, all teenagers. Only two were swimmers. Emergency services arrived to the scene. Due to the quick thinking and selfless courage of Jason’s actions, four lives were saved, a story which Donegal Daily first revealed at the time.Mr Patrick MossOn the afternoon of the 27th of December 2011, twenty year old Patrick Moss was taking a walk along the Rosbeg pier when he saw a car enter the water. He assessed the situation and ran to the shore where he entered the water and swam out towards the car which was sinking. He grabbed onto the driver of the car and took her to safety. He placed her into the recovery position until the emergency services arrived.Mr PJ Patton (posthumous award), Mr Larry McGonigle (posthumous award), Mr John Patton, Mr Hugh-John McGonigleIn June of 1955, two men from Ballyshannon set out to bring up their fishing punt, which they had anchored the previous evening. One of the men, Mr McCusker, waded out to it, but he suddenly found himself out of his depth. He tried to swim against the strong current but he could not, his friend tried to reach him but it was too dangerous. Mr McCusker found himself sucked down by the swirling water yet he continued swimming until he broke the surface. He tried to swim towards the “Black Rock” but was taken by the current again. He spotted an old boat wreck and he managed to grasp it and pull himself up. It was extremely cold. He saw men in the distance and waved. He could feel his feet go numb and he knew he had to try to get his circulation back. Four young men, John Patton now age 78, Larry McGonigle R.I.P., Hugh John McGonigle age 78 and P.J. Patton R.I.P., went to the rescue of Mr McCusker. Upon assessing the situation they got a boat and went out into the channel where the water was bubbling up around them. They dropped an anchor and then let the boat out on a rope trying to get close to the wreck. It took them four attempts before they managed to reach Mr McCusker and eventually managed to get him into the boat. The rescue took over one hour.LIFE-SAVING DONEGAL HEROES RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY was last modified: November 27th, 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:BallyshannonbuncranaLIFE-SAVING DONEGAL HEROES RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONYrosbeglast_img read more