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  • Smart backs Batang Gilas bid at Fiba U17 World Cup

    first_imgThe last time the Philippines qualified at the U17 World Cup was back in 2014.Smart World Travel Wi-Fi is a wireless modem or pocket Wi-Fi that connects any Wi-Fi enabled device—smartphones, laptops and tablets—to the internet. It is plug and play, meaning it does not require installation, cables or software. With partners in over 100 countries, Smart Travel Wi-Fi enables travelers to save on data roaming fees and enjoy convenient, fast, and secure internet connection wherever they are abroad.Smart has been a staunch supporter since 2008 of the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team program, which is managed by SBP.Smart’s support for the national basketball team is in line with its advocacy of promoting sports development as part of nation-building.ADVTADVERTISEMENT 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Batang Gilas U-17 with Alex Caeg, SVP/Head – Wireless Sales and Distribution, PLDT-Smart and Gabby Cui, AVP/Head, Community Development and Partenerships, SmartThe Philippines’ Batang Gilas will leave this week to compete at the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup, which will be held in Argentina from June 30 to July 8. But the team members will have no problem keeping in touch with their families and fans back in the Philippines thanks to Smart Travel Wi-Fi units that were turned over to them by PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications.Powered by Skyroam Technology Company, a global Wi-Fi provider, the Smart Travel Wi-Fi units are just part of the strong support that Smart has provided the campaign of Batang Gilas to do well at the Under-17 World Cup of Fiba.ADVERTISEMENT Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on Seattle Mariners’ bench in fake mustache disguise Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “We have a strong contender with our current U17 lineup. With their smarts, speed, hard work, and teamwork, we are confident they will do well in this tough competition,” said PLDT and Smart president and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan, who is also the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus.The Batang Gilas team members who are flying out Thursday night are Gerry Abadiano, Carl Tamayo, Bismarck Lina, Miguel Pascual, Rafael Go, Joshua Lazaro, Forthsky Padrigao, Mac Guadana, Geo Chiu, Raven Cortez, Terrence Fortea, Kai Sotto, and RC Calimag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBatang Gilas punched their ticket to the Fiba U17 World Cup by placing fourth at the Under-16 Asian Championship in China last April.The Philippine team faces a tough challenge, having been placed in Group D together with European powerhouses France and Croatia, as well as host Argentina. Batang Gilas will face Croatia on June 30, France on July 1, and Argentina on July 3. The top two in each group will advance to the knockout playoffs. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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  • No. 1 Tennessee beats Florida for 18th straight win

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Robert Whittaker out of fight against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234 Tennessee’s winning streak includes a 78-67 victory at Florida on Jan. 12. Immediately after that game ended, all five Tennessee players on the floor performed a ”Gator chomp ” in a mock version of the cheer favored by Florida fans. Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield said at the time the Vols were responding to “disrespectful” and “inhumane” comments Florida fans had made during the game.This time, Tennessee’s players had a more muted celebration but fans started doing the Gator chomp in the final minute and continued it as the final horn sounded.“Poetic justice,” said Schofield, one of four Tennessee players to score in double figures. “At the same time, it’s all in good fun. A deep rivalry, but many years of tough, hard-fought football games, tough basketball games. At the end of the day, I think a lot of people just enjoy the intensity of our rivalry with Florida.”Florida (12-11, 4-6) lost its third straight and fourth in its last five games.“They’re the best team in the country,” Florida coach Michael White said. “They’re equally as good defensively as they are offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption BEST VS. BESTTennessee entered the day leading the SEC in scoring (86.0) while Florida had the SEC’s top scoring defense (63.4). Tennessee ended up below its scoring average but still won that matchup by shooting 52.8 percent (28 of 53), including 59.3 percent (16 of 27) in the second half.UP NEXTFlorida hosts Vanderbilt on Wednesday.Tennessee hosts South Carolina on Wednesday. Tennessee was playing without reserve swingman Yves Pons, who had suffered a facial injury while colliding with a teammate during Thursday’s practice.Barnes expressed optimism that Pons would return Wednesday against South Carolina. “I appreciate how hard they’ve competed,” Barnes said. “I appreciate the fact they do want to get better, and we can get better. I think they believe, like our coaching staff, that our best basketball’s ahead of us. It’s not going to be easy, but they’re competitive. Where we are, they deserve the credit.” MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Schofield scored 14 points, Jordan Bowden had 13 and Jordan Bone added 10 for Tennessee. Noah Locke scored 17, Jalen Hudson had 15 and KeVaughn Allen added 11 for Florida.Tennessee led by as many as 16 late in the first half before Florida rallied to get within 36-30 at the intermission.Florida cut Tennessee’s lead to 40-36 with 17:37 left, but Tennessee answered with a 12-2 run that included consecutive 3-pointers from Lamonte’ Turner. After Florida scored seven straight points to get the margin down to seven, Tennessee responded with a 9-0 run that featured another Turner 3-pointer plus two dunks from Schofield.Schofield said after the game that the Vols responded to the way Barnes had challenged them.“Winning isn’t what it’s about,” Schofield said. “That’s not why we got into the game of basketball. Competing is why we got into the game of basketball. That’s what we love about basketball. This week we’ve been doing a lot more competitive drills… just really getting the juices focusing and it really helped us really refocus on why we started playing this game.“When you’re winning so much and winning consecutively like this, you can get lost in it and little things become big things. We didn’t want that as a team. We had to get back to realizing why we even started paying this game — and that’s competing. Coach challenged us to just go out and compete tonight.”BIG PICTUREFlorida: The Gators are barely above .500 but entered this game 42nd in the NET rankings, indicating their postseason chances weren’t over yet. But three straight losses to Kentucky, Auburn and Tennessee have dealt a big blow to their hopes for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid. The Gators still have two games with No. 21 LSU plus road trips to Alabama and No. 5 Kentucky.Tennessee: The Vols have said for several weeks they must recapture the defensive intensity they showed last season. They’ve started showing that form lately. After playing outstanding defense Tuesday in a 72-60 victory over Missouri, the Vols held Florida to a total of three points for a stretch of over nine minutes Saturday.MEDICAL REPORT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) dunks the ball in front of Florida center Kevarrius Hayes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 73-61. (AP photo/Wade Payne)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s players resisted the temptation of staging a repeat performance of a postgame “Gator chomp” after their latest victory over Florida.The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena did it instead.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Grant Williams scored 16 points as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated Florida 73-61 on Saturday to extend their school-record winning streak to 18 games.Tennessee (22-1, 10-0 SEC) owns the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This also marks the biggest winning streak of Rick Barnes’ 32-year head coaching career, surpassing the 17-game string that started Texas’ 2009-10 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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  • Senior Flyers aiming for a big season

    first_imgPresident of the Fort St. John Senior Flyers Paul van Nostrand said the club may have to take on Whitehorse in a mini playoff series to determine who represents the region in the tournament.“We’re very happy they were awarded the Coy Cup. I know that’s been a goal of Ryan [Carter] and the community of Fort Nelson for quite some time since they got their team going. Our plans are that we may have to play a playoff series with Whitehorse. There is talk of Whitehorse perhaps having a team in AA. If that’s the case we may have to host them for a two game total points series,” he explained.Two representatives will come from the interior, and another will come from the Flyers zone, plus the host Fort Nelson Yeti will be taking part. The Flyers hosted the event back in 1995 and have competed in the tournament a number of times over the years but have never won it.- Advertisement -As for the upcoming year van Nostrand has high hopes and hopes to get rid of the bad memory of a first round playoff exist last year at the hands of Spirit River.“We’re really looking forward to it that’s for sure. We left last season with a bit of a sour taste. We played very well but were beat by a very good hockey team in Spirit River. It was a very fun year with a lot of new faces. We have quite a few new faces out this year and we’re very upbeat about the season and we’re going to take a hard run at the North Peace Hockey League championship and take a real hard run at winning the Coy Cup,” he said.The first game action for the Flyers will be next weekend with two exhibition games at the North Peace Arena on Saturday and Sunday against the Fort Nelson Yeti. The Flyers will drop the puck on their NPHL season on November 1 on the road against Falher.Advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Mother: border policy to blame for son’s death

    first_imgBarbara March spoke out after Jorge Arroyo Garcia, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 29, 2002, slaying. Two counts of attempted murder were dismissed in a plea deal with prosecutors, and he was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Garcia – a gang member and career criminal – had been deported to Mexico four times before he shot March at point-blank range during a traffic stop alongside a freeway in Irwindale. He fled to his native country and was extradited back to the United States only after a protracted legal battle. Speaking through a translator, Garcia read an apology to March’s relatives and friends who packed the courtroom. “I know this will not take away the hatred you feel for me,” he said. “If you see my face and I see your face again, I only want to ask for forgiveness for what I’ve done, and I know that you will forgive me at an appropriate time.” March’s widow, Teri, drove from Santa Clarita with an entourage of her slain husband’s colleagues. POMONA – Shortly after her son’s killer pleaded guilty Friday to his cold-blooded murder, the mother of sheriff’s Deputy David March denounced the U.S. government’s failure to control the nation’s borders. “It’s my belief that it’s our government and the activities that are going on at our borders that were the real killers of Dave, allowing illegal immigration, chaos, lawlessness to thrive in our wonderful country,” Barbara March said outside the courtroom. “And I think our politicians in Washington should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this country to come to a situation where these killers are able to come in and ruin the lives of Americans. “And it’s happening every day … The real people that were accountable for this crime live in the White House. And I’m really sorry to say that.” “I’m relieved beyond words,” she said after the hearing. “I just never really believe it till it happens – and it happened.” Garcia’s demeanor and apology in court surprised her, she said. “It showed there was some heart there. I expected him to be callous and horrible and evil and wicked and he wasn’t. It might mean that he gets to live with some guilt the rest of his life in prison. I felt satisfied with that.” And she said she’ll work toward the forgiveness Garcia sought. “I’m going to pray about that,” she said. “A year ago I hated him so much and that was my drive, to see him punished. He’s being punished now. I don’t hate him anymore.” Teri March was the face of a successful fight to change a Mexican Supreme Court treaty that prohibited the extradition of Mexican nationals to face charges in cases involving life imprisonment. “We always wanted him in the U.S. so we could see the process work,” she said. “I can’t tell you how happy I am to see that it worked. It wasn’t complicated. It made all the five years of frustration and agony worthwhile because a lot of good came out of it. “The (Mexican) Supreme Court changed its decision and killers will be prosecuted. It’s bittersweet – probably more sweet than bitter.” Sheriff Lee Baca and District Attorney Steve Cooley attended the hearing and spoke afterward about their decision to seek life in prison rather than the death penalty to get Garcia back in the U.S. “When it comes to murder, there is no justice,” Baca said. “There is accountability. Today, Garcia accounted for his crime.” Added Cooley: “He will spend the rest of his days in prison until he is dead. This is a very proud day for the justice system.” With the legal battle over, March’s family is left to cope with their loss and their memories of the gregarious and likeable deputy. “I know my son’s heart and I believe in my heart that he would forgive this man for what he has done,” Barbara March said during the hearing. “This day is very sad for me. … This man over here chose to do evil with his life.” ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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  • Leaving early may leave you with time on your hands

    first_imgHours after two motorcycles crashed at dawn Tuesday on the southbound 405 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard, traffic was still backed up for miles. On any given day, collisions like this are responsible for about a quarter of the bottlenecks that frustrate Southern California commuters, Caltrans officials say. Like other clever species, seasoned L.A. commuters have adapted to their environment. Drivers often add 10 to 30 minutes to each trip, knowing that a highway headache is likely. “We have to imagine it and give ourselves extra time before going anywhere,” said Rabia Kahraman, 25, of Northridge, who gives herself an extra half-hour to get downtown on Friday afternoons. But traffic is unexpectedly light that day and you get there by 3:45 p.m. That gives you at least 15 extra minutes of magazine-reading time in the doctor’s office, and probably even longer because doctors often add in some buffer time to appointments anticipating that people will be late. But for many, that 15-minute windfall is a wasted quarter of an hour if they can’t bank on it day in and day out. So to deal with the uncertainty, philosophy Professor C. Jacob Hale has turned the leave-early trend on its head. His leave-late philosophy gives him peace of mind after he finishes his work at 5 p.m. at California State University, Northridge. Rather than rushing into rush-hour, he waits 15 minutes and uses the time wisely. “There’s a micro-local traffic jam here,” Hale said. “It saves a lot of aggravation to know traffic patterns.” Traffic delays not only affect commuters, they hurt businesses. Just ask Carrie Tippens, who works in sales at Lee’s Hair Salon in Burbank. Ten years ago the majority of clients were on time to their hair appointments. But congestion in downtown Burbank has grown over time as more businesses come in and take up more parking. Now, the hair salon does not expect people to arrive on time. “We assume people will be late,” Tippens said. “Some people leave very early to get here on time, and then they’re caught on the freeway anyway.” Every year or so a wreck on the freeway can cause such profound traffic problems that even curtain times are delayed at the Ahmanson Theatre, said Jim Royce, director of marketing. However the theater encourages people to show up on time. Along with their tickets, guests get driving instructions, maps and a restaurant guide. “That helps them essentially get to the church on time,” Royce said. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Getting on the road earlier than your neighbor gives many of us a buffer in coping with unpredictable traffic. But when your neighbor catches on – and more and more are – the buffer simply evaporates. That’s one of the reasons Los Angeles commuters spend a total of 623,796,000 hours a year sitting in traffic, says Tim Lomax, research engineer for the Texas Transportation Institute. In other words, all this leaving-early stuff can wind up making you late anyway. “It doesn’t necessarily sound like a huge problem, but it certainly affects how society works – how many things you can do, how many meetings you can get to,” Lomax said. Say you have a 4 p.m. doctor’s appointment in Culver City and leave your Woodland Hills home at 3, figuring the 101/405 interchange will be a nightmare. last_img read more

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  • Some Miami residents call foul over Beckham football venture

    first_img0Shares0000Former England captain David Beckham (right) was formally awarded an MLS franchise on Monday, but key details remain up in the air, such as its name and logo and when it will debut © AFP/File / RHONA WISEMIAMI, United States, Feb 2 – David Beckham has finally achieved his goal of bringing Major League Soccer to Miami, but the prospect of a stadium without parking that drives up housing costs in a low-income neighborhood is no hit with residents.The former England captain and glitzy star of storied Champions League teams was formally awarded an MLS franchise on Monday, but key details remain up in the air, such as its name and logo and when it will debut. For the 25,000-stadium, the investor group led by Beckham has acquired land in an area called Overtown, a working class district between downtown and Little Havana.They still need to buy one more piece of land, but for now the deal is held up in court by a lawsuit. The investors are confident they will prevail.“Our 24th team now is in Miami. The stadium is in the Overtown site,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said.One problem is that Miami is already choked with traffic and the stadium will not have its own parking lots.And people in the neighborhood fear housing costs that are already rising will force them to move away as they keep going up.“We are largely overwhelmed by the larger forces in the community that are out there. Our voices are not being heard sufficiently,” said Ernest Martin, a member of the Miami River Commission, an association of people living near the waterway.Martin was especially critical of the lack of parking.But Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Monday that although the stadium itself will have no on-site parking, there are plenty of big lots two to three blocks from the planned arena.He also pointed to public transport, but people in Miami love their cars.The problem of rising housing costs comes with gentrification. Overtown is a black-majority neighborhood of some 13,000 people, and 24 percent of the residents earn less than $10,000 a year, well below the poverty level.– Worried about rent –The words ‘No Stadium’ are spelled out on the fence surrounding the parcel of land where former soccer star David Beckham and his investment group bought land with hope of bringing a soccer stadium in Miami © AFP / RHONA WISE“This has been a low-income housing area for many years,” Martin told AFP at his home along the river.“Ultimately the big increase in rent for the area will cause Overtown to become a more select area for residential users,” he added.The barren lot of land where the stadium is supposed to go up is surrounded by a fence on which neighbors have hung a sign that reads, “No to the stadium.”Nearby are modest apartment buildings and a few shops. At a corner liquor store, the cashier tends to customers from behind bullet proof glass. The storefront is protected by iron bars.Douglas Romero, a 27-year-old resident of Overtown, told AFP that this year his rent has already gone from $1,050 a month to $1,200.“I’m a little worried, you know,” Romero said, holding his four year old son.“The prices of rent have been going up lately, starting in January. The only thing would be, if prices go up, you know, everybody looks to move. Everybody looks for somewhere else.”– Second time lucky? –It isn’t even the city’s first tryst with MLS.Its first team, Miami Fusion, made their debut in 1998 but only played for four seasons before being cut from the league after the 2001 campaign amid low ticket sales and the lowest revenues of any team in the competition.Football in America is nowhere near as popular as baseball, basketball or American football. But Beckham and his fellow investors are counting on the cultural diversity of Miami — with its large Hispanic and Caribbean populations — to attract fans.And not all in the neighborhood are against the newcomers: “Him bringing the stadium here… it’s wonderful,” said Cedric Dixon, 52. “It’s excitement. It’s changing Miami.”Landscaper Williams Charlie is meanwhile skeptical that the new stadium can bring jobs, but says “we need a soccer team” nonetheless.“Beckham knows what he’s doing. I’ll go right to the game — if they don’t move us out.”One sign of how deeply opposed some are is the emergence of a Facebook group against the stadium which publishes scary videos of football-related violence as a way of warning against the dangers of hooligans.“It’s not a done deal!” is the slogan of the Overtown Spring Garden Community Collective.This is true: the proposed sale of the last piece of land needed is being held up by a millionaire named Bruce Matheson, who argues that the county had no right to cede the first lot without opening it up to bidding.He lost his first battle in court but has lodged an appeal.Mayor Gimenez meanwhile remains bullish. “We are very confident that we are going to win the lawsuit,” he told reporters.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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  • Track & Field Completes First Day At Holiday Inn Invite

    first_imgLong Jump6. Taryn Rolle, 17-4.7512. Brittani Griesbaum, 16-1.75 Print Friendly Version LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field team’s distance runners led the way for the Bulldogs on the first day of the Holiday Inn Invite, hosted by the University of Nebraska, Jan. 13. Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)10. Demetrius Shelton, 7.0412. Deonne Witherspoon, 7.0728. Aaron Chier, 7.27 A pair of Bulldogs also clocked top-10 finishes in the men’s 3,000 meters as freshman Kyle Cass (Deforest, Wis.) was seventh in 8:56.31 while Chris Kaminski (New Lenox, Ill.) was a little more than four seconds behind in ninth. 3,000 Meters7. Kyle Cass, 8:56.319. Chris Kaminski, 9:00.6811. Kyle Brandt, 9:05.80 The men’s distance crew had senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) make his season debut with a fourth-place finish in the mile via a time of 4:18.06 in his first competitive mile since his freshman season. Fellow veteran George Webb (Morton Grove, Ill.) was seventh in 4:25.66. Weight Throw13. Michael Dolan, 45-0.5 3,000 Meters2. Bailee Cofer, 10:03.736. Mykaela Cole, 10:32.87 Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)4. Mary Young, 7.886. Mariah Crawford, 7.9813. Ebele Okoye, 8.06 Mile4. Morgan Garcia, 5:19.9014. Olivia Rogers, 5:38.50 800 Meters10. Cory Erickson, 2:00.54 1,000 Meters19. Alec Bognar, 2:41.20 Long Jump8. Johnathan Osifuye, 22-6.25 High Jump – Unseeded4. Tamar Mosby, 5-14. Taylor Patton, 5-1 Story Links Friday Results (PDF) The Bulldogs continue competition at the Holiday Inn Invite Saturday, Jan. 14, with action resuming at noon inside the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Holiday Inn Invite – Lincoln, Neb.Friday, January 13, 2017 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)8. Dominic Lombardi, 8.55 800 Meters9. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:22.00 High Jump – Unseeded3. Forest Moses, 6-4.25 1,000 Meters6. Meghan Kearney, 2:59.6811. Kayla Giuliano, 3:08.2014. Paige Nicholson, 3:17.5116. Samantha Nielsen, 3:21.49 Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) paced the women’s team with a personal best in the 3,000 meters in her first competition of the season. The junior finished in 10:03.73 while freshman Mykaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) followed in Cofer’s wake in sixth place. Fellow freshman Morgan Garcia (Marion, Iowa) took fourth in the mile with a 5:19.90 finish. Mile4. Reed Fischer, 4:18.067. George Webb, 4:25.6617. Matt Cozine, 4:42.53 Also on the track, Dominic Lombardi (Columbus, Ohio) advanced to the finals of the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.55 to finish eighth in the preliminary heats. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) narrowly missed a personal best in the 60 meters with a time of 7.88 to finish fourth in the qualifying heats and advance to Saturday’s finals. Mariah Crawford also advanced with the sixth-fastest qualifying time of 7.98.last_img read more

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  • DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRA

    first_imgDD DEAL OF THE DAY: Fancy a night in with a great pizza and a superb movie?That’s what is on offer at Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny this evening.Order any cooked Pizza from the Deli from 5pm and you can choose a DVD from the store’s movie kiosk!  DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRA was last modified: November 30th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRAlast_img read more

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  • Customers deserve a full explanation from Ulster Bank – Doherty TD

    first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has said today that answers are needed from Ulster Bank and that customers deserve a full explanation of why their money has disappeared from their accounts.A major issue has emerged with accounts in the Republic of Ireland where transactions made over the weekend have disappeared from customers’ bank accounts. Some customers have their wages missing, while others say their debit or credit cards are being declined due to insufficient funds.Ulster Bank has said it may be tomorrow (Wednesday) before the issue is resolved. The bank will be making emergency cash of up to €500 available to customers who need it. Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD called on the Oireachtas Finance Committee to call in the bank’s CEO and the Central Bank without delay to get answers.Deputy Doherty said: “Banking is supposed to be based on trust. Ulster Bank customers find themselves let down again by their bank that they trusted would mind their money.“The first some have heard about this is a text message from Ulster Bank telling them they are overdrawn. Six years ago, we were reassured by Ulster Bank and the Central Bank that the problem was sorted. Now, we are back to a situation where the bank’s IT system is failing customers.“I have called on Ulster Bank and the Central Bank to be brought into the Finance Committee without delay so we can get answers. The Central Bank must take appropriate action and force Ulster Bank to get its act together.  Customers of Ulster Bank have the right to expect their money to appear in their account and to be accessible when they want it.” Customers deserve a full explanation from Ulster Bank – Doherty TD was last modified: April 24th, 2018 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:Pearse Doherty TDulster banklast_img read more

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  • Anger at ‘disgusting’ Dearg Line dumping

    first_imgThere is anger at the dumping of large volume of rubbish on a scenic Donegal road.Motorists on the Dearg Line near Barnesmore Gap were horrified to happen upon the pile of waste in the middle of the road at Meenbog.The road connects Barnesmore Gap to Castlederg via a myriad of secondary roads in the Finn Valley area. The discarded items included bags of rubbish, bedding, children’s toys and clothing.“I think it must be a sick individual to do something like this,” said Councillor Patrick McGowan.“Such a person would be capable of doing anything and so must be caught.“I have asked the Council to go through each item individually and try and get some identification from the items and ask the Garda forensics to see if they would have look as see if some evidence can be found to stop this nasty person. “In the meantime the public should study the photos closely and hopefully some one will recognise some item “One motorist described the scene as ‘absolutely disgusting’.“There was no paper so there seems to be no way of naming and shaming,” the motorist said.Anger at ‘disgusting’ Dearg Line dumping was last modified: April 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Ballybofeycouncillor patrick mcgowanDearg LinedumpingMeenboglast_img read more

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