Mico capture treble again in inter-col netball

first_imgMico University College repeated their performance of a year ago by winning the treble in intercollegiate netball after a 59-48 overtime win in the intermediate A final last Saturday over home team G.C. Foster B.The intermediate champions blew away G.C. Foster by 24 goals in preliminary action two weeks ago, but it was a more determined G.C. Foster College team which played the final. Mico led 11-10, 21-17 and 30-28 after three quarters. However, G.C. Foster fought hard in the fourth quarter as, spurred on by their vocal home supporters, they rallied to even the score at 43-43 at the end of the quarter, sending the game into overtime.In the two periods of overtime, it was all Mico as the Connie Francis and Janet Guy-coached team led 52-44 after the first stanza before pulling away for a comfortable 11-goal winning margin in the end.Mico’s two other titles came over the past two weeks. The senior team defeated UWI in the final last Thursday while the junior team had earlier beaten G.C. Foster in the intermediate B final.Excelsior Community College finished third in the intermediate A competition after stopping UWI B 32-26 in the playoff for third and fourth.last_img read more

Heart, soul propel Eagles’ flight to top

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ F2 Logistics, Petron face light rivals Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES “We didn’t know we were coming back to this stage again,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.Against a talented La Salle squad, the Eagles proved more than equal to the challenge, this time—a far cry from last season when the championship series looked like a mismatch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“They just responded every step of the way and when we ran into real adversity, none bigger than that tremendous La Salle basketball team, they found a way,” Baldwin said. “And a lot of it is their heart, soul and courage.”Thirdy Ravena emerged as the Eagles’ best offensive creator as the season wore on en route to a Finals MVP honor, while Matt Nieto developed into a calm and assured figure at the backcourt. View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Criticized for his inability to make shots even from point blank range, Chiz Ikeh impacted games with his height and heft and polished his offensive game.But no one highlighted Ateneo’s ascent than center Isaac Go, who went from missing a potential game-winning point-blank shot against La Salle in a second round loss to making one clutch shot after another in the Final Four and in the Finals.Getting a pass from Ravena with the shot clock about to expire and Ateneo leading by just two points, Go knocked in the biggest shot of the season with a triple with 24.7 seconds, lifting the Eagles to a thrilling 88-86 win in Game 3 before 22,012 fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night.Lot of growth“We saw a lot of growth from our players from last season and even this year, the growth on a per game basis,” said Arespacochaga.“Thirdy (Ravena), for example, took a forced shot in the first round against La Salle, but he made the right plays in the finals. Isaac Go made important baskets. We’re happy not just for him, but all our players who executed that play that enabled him to make those shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a championship run with so many turning points, but for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, their journey back to the top of the UAAP started as soon as they lost the title to fierce rival La Salle a year ago.There was no promise to return to the finals, only a commitment to individual improvement in an effort to topple the Green Archers and bring the crown back to the Loyola campus, which hasn’t celebrated a UAAP basketball title since 2012—the tailend of the Eagles rare “five-peat.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ateneo skipper Vince Tolentino, who also played a key role in the Game 3 win, paid tribute to Baldwin and his coaching staff as they laid the foundation of the win after the Eagles bungled a 21-point lead in the previous game.“The motto of this team is always to believe, and even though we didn’t finish the job in Game 2 and La Salle gave us a really good fight, we never stopped believing.” said Tolentino, who will graduate from the squad along with Ikeh and Kris Porter.Baldwin believes the team still has plenty of room to grow.“These boys worked a long time to get here,” he said. “I told them, ‘We didn’t reach a peak, we reached a plateau, because there has to be room for the whole team.’ We didn’t do it as individuals, we did it as a team. So nobody stands at the peak alone.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 awardlast_img read more

AK-47 smuggled out of Police headquarters

first_img…ASP, Corporal under close arrestAn Assistant Superintendent of Police and a Corporal attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) of the Guyana Police Force are among several persons placed under close arrest after a high powered AK-47 assault rifle was smuggled out of Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, on Wednesday. Reports are that a civilian vehicle was on Tuesday evening allowed into the compound without being searched. The vehicle reportedly stayed throughout the evening. However, as it was leaving the compound on Wednesday morning, the vehicle was searched and the weapon was discovered. After the weapon was discovered, the mobile phone belonging to the driver was checked, and it proved that several calls had been made to the ASP.Based on that information, the senior police rank was questioned and placed under close arrest. That very ASP, this newspaper was told, had been fingered in several unprofessional and shady transactions, and had been interdicted from duty several years ago, following the murder of Dweive Kant Ramdass in the Essequibo River.Ramdass was reportedly robbed of millions of dollars.The ASP, who had been a cadet officer at the time, had been accused, along with other ranks, of stealing an undisclosed sum of money from Ramdass, which they had confiscated. During that trial, however, no evidence had been given against the Police ranks, and they were subsequently reinstated into the Guyana Police Force.Meanwhile, the Corporal who has been arrested is the brother of a tattoo artist who had been charged and remanded to prison for the murder of Leelawattie Mohamed, who was gunned down in Tain, Corentyne two weeks ago. The Corporal was reportedly under the radar of several senior officers. Suspicion that his character was shady arose after he had been seen driving in and out of the TSU compound in various heavily tinted motorcars.The Police are continuing their investigations into the smuggling of the weapon, and it is expected that several other persons will be implicated.last_img read more

Trial for Fort St. John woman accused of burning dogs begins today

first_imgShe was arrested on July 7, 2012, after the burnt remains of a dog were found at an Alberta campsite. Initial police reports suggested the woman was likely intoxicated and angry following an argument with a partner, who had left the site before investigating officers arrived. Once there, police found the remains of a kennel and a small dog in the fire pit near a trailer the accused woman was occupying. They also concluded from witness accounts that a second dog suffered serious enough injuries that it too did not likely survive.- Advertisement –last_img

Another low petroleum and natural gas land rights sale

first_imgThat’s less than 30 per cent of the November total of $54.5 million, but perhaps more alarming is the fact that six of the last eight monthly sales have generated less than $10 million. 21 of the 30 parcels offered this month were purchased, with the average price per hectare posted as $585. This was the last sale prior to the Liberal government unveiling this year’s budget on February 18th, which will be delivered about a week in advance of the next sale set for February 26th. It does nothing to enhance the revenue position of Finance Minister Mike de Jong, who continues to wrestle with a budget surplus, which at last report was projected at $165 million, down from the $197 million estimate in last February’s budget.- Advertisement –last_img

Police Investigating UTV Theft In Fort St. John Over Long Weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John RCMP are investigating the theft of a side-by-side over the weekend.Sometime between 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 and just before 6:30 P.M. on Monday, May 23, thieves broke into a business yard on 87A Avenue and stole a 2013 Polaris Ranger XP Side by Side.  The Ranger is maroon in colour and had an aftermarket light bar attached to the roof at the time of the theft.If anyone has any information about this theft, or any other thefts of All Terrain Vehicles, they are encouraged to call the Fort St John RCMP Detachment at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

Violence mars Greek Cup final after turbulent season

first_imgThe Greek government deployed 5,000 police officers to try and prevent violence.But two riot-trained police officers were left hospitalised, according to local media reports.A Molotov Cocktail thrown by AEK hooligans set ablaze a van with five PAOK supporters inside near the stadium.Media reports said two of the passengers were injured after being beaten up and were taken to a local hospital.Each team were issued only 17,196 tickets at the 69,618-capacity stadium with many gaps to keep supporters separated for safety reasons, after a season of high tension between PAOK and the Athens clubs.For the first time in 43 years a foreign referee was used in the Greek Cup final, with 44-year-old Spaniard David Borbalan being called to duty.Earlier this year, PAOK president Ivan Savvidis stormed onto the pitch with a holstered gun on his belt during a match against AEK, after becoming incensed over a refereeing decision.AEK later pipped PAOK to the Super League title after the latter’s appeal against a three-point deduction failed.Crowd violence has been prevalent all season, with former Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia being injured in February when he was struck in the face by a cashier’s roll thrown by a PAOK fan.On Saturday, AEK missed out on a first double since 1978 as goals from Vieirinha and Dimitris Pelkas gained PAOK a measure of revenge for their defeat in the league title race.It was their second straight Cup final triumph over AEK, after a 2-1 win last season which was also tainted by violent incidents before the match.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Trouble spot: PAOK fans throw flares towards police © AFP / ANDREAS PAPAKONSTANTINOUATHENS, Greece, May 12 – Violent clashes between PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK Athens fans marred Saturday’s Greek Cup final at the Olympic Stadium, with two PAOK fans reported injured after a Molotov Cocktail was thrown inside their van.One PAOK supporter was also reportedly stabbed on Friday as fans of the Thessaloniki outfit, AEK and Olympiakos fought in the capital the night before the game, which PAOK won 2-0.last_img read more

Odera sends AFC Leopards to Shield quarters

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera is congratulated by teammates Robinson Kamura and Duncan Otieno after picking his March SJAK Player of the Month Award on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 – Ezekiel Odera found the back of the net on stoppage time to send AFC Leopards through to the Football Kenya Federation Shield quarter-final after a 2-1 victory over Mwatate United in a match played at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Wednesday.Ingwe had to fight back after falling a goal down in the eighth minute that was scored by John Musyoka and hand the Taita Taveta based team a 1-0 lead at the break. Leopards had to wait till early in the second half to equalize after head coach Rodolfo Zapata introduced new signing Eugene Mukangula for Marcus Abwao with the substitute wasting no time as he netted his first goal for AFC Leopards with a beautiful volley.Odera, who is in super form was the hero after striking the winner on the stroke of full time to save the defending champions from the blushes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Gifted’ ceramic artist to be in the national spotlight

first_imgA former Donegal jockey whose ceramic animals have become collectors’ items will be showcased at Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in Dublin’s RDS from December 5-10.Gifted celebrates the best of over 600 Irish designers and makers from fashion to jewellery and beyond.Record-breaking crowds of over 45,000 are expected to generate more than €1m per day in sales at this year’s largest-ever six-day fair. There are a total of 16 local makers taking part at the event, including Donegal Socks from Glenties, Joanne Gamble Jewellery from Burnfoot, Koko Designs from Ramelton and Michi from Letterkenny.Marina Hamilton from St Johnston is surrounded by her greatest inspiration – animals- in her work on the family farm daily.Horses have played a key role in her life, not just in art, but also in sport. She is a former jockey and still competes regularly on the cross-country circuit“I have always been fascinated with the expressions and individual characters of the farm animals and wildlife which I’ve seen at close quarters,” she said. Although best known as an equestrian artist, Marina has also broadened her range to include other animals, not only in the medium of paint but also ceramics.“My ceramics have really taken off and a lot of my clients are repeat customers who have maybe bought one animal and would like a few more different ones for a collection,” said Marina.“It will be my 21st year at the show and although you don’t think your work has changed, when you look back you realise just how much it has evolved.”GiftedGifted is a celebration of the best Irish designers and makers – people who are truly gifted.Formerly known as the National Crafts and Design Fair, Gifted includes top cutting-edge designers and makers in Irish fashion, ceramics and glass, jewellery, art and photography, children’s gifts and presents inspired by nature. Gifted 2016The event also includes a Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium featuring over 120 artisan food producers, taste-tempting visitors with the best of the season’s fare.The growth in Ireland’s vibrant design sector means that Gifted has been expanded by an extra day to become a six-day unique Christmas shopping experience.“Giving a Gifted gift to your loved ones this Christmas means that they will be receiving a special item straight from the maker,” said organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.“We have the top cutting-edge designers and makers in Irish fashion, ceramics and glass, jewellery, art and photography, children’s gifts and presents inspired by nature.” Gifted offers Ireland’s largest Christmas gift shopping experience with prices starting from as little as €5.In addition, there will be 10% off everything at the Fair on the opening day, Tuesday, December 5.Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair takes place at the RDS Main Hall from December 5-10 from 10am each day.  Full details and booking can be found at www.giftedfair.ie‘Gifted’ ceramic artist to be in the national spotlight was last modified: November 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ArtsceramicscraftsdesigngiftedMarina Hamiltonlast_img read more

Simply incredible Cristiano Ronaldo stats, but can you spot the fake one?

first_img 8 8 Real Madrid’s 3-0 win against Atletico Madrid was Ronaldo’s 850th senior appearance of his senior career Ronaldo’s 12 Champions League semi-final goals in 18 appearances is more than any other player in the competition’s history 8 Ronaldo has become the first player to reach 50 Champions League knockout goals (he has played 66 games) Ronaldo has now scored more hat-tricks than Wayne Rooney has scored England goals 8 With 101, Ronaldo has scored more Champions League goals than Atletico Madrid who have 100! 8 8 Against Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo set a Champions League for the most goals scored in home matches with 53 8 8 Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 400 goals for Real Madrid – click right for more amazing CR7 stats (and watch out for the fake fact) – The 32-year-old superstar reached the tally in the club’s 3-0 Champions League win against Atletico Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo has been smashing records again, something he seems to do a lot.The forward scored three goals in Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final first leg win against Atletico Madrid to give his side a commanding lead ahead of the second leg.Here, talkSPORT looks at some recent, incredible stats which have come to our attention and, just for a laugh, have dropped a fake one in there. Can you spot it?Scroll through the gallery to marvel at Ronaldo… That last one was fake! Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Atletico was his seventh in the Champions League and 47th of his senior career – Wayne Rooney has scored 53 goals for Englandlast_img read more