San Beda extends NCAA reign, sweeps Lyceum for another 3-peat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Lions, who beat the Pirates, 73-60, in Game 1 last Tuesday, played suffocating defense that limited Lyceum to just 32 percent from the field. They also forced the Pirates to commit 18 turnovers against only 13 assists.Perez had a game-high 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field in his final game for Lyceum. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda pulled away in the fourth quarter to sweep Lyceum, 71-56, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball Finals Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Graduating stars Javee Mocon and Robert Bolick led the way for the Red Lions, who extended their reign with their 11th title in 13 years and 22nd overall.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’m happy to win the championship at least all the hard work and sacrifice were rewarded,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, who won his fourth NCAA championship. “I thank my players. If not for them, I won’t be able to win this championship.”Mocon posted 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks and was named Finals MVP while Bolick dished out 12 assists that went with four points and four rebounds in 38 minutes. Donald Tankoua was also instrumental with 13 points and 16 rebounds while Clint Doliguez also shone with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt was a tight game until the Lions turned on the switch on both ends in the fourth quarter where they outscored the Pirates, 22-12.Lyceum welcomed back its superstar CJ Perez, who returned from a one-game suspension, but it hardly made a difference with San Beda extra motivated to prove it can beat the Pirates with a complete roster. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Ateneo’s Kouame, Go brush off physical play vs La Salle’s Samuel For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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ECOWAS Weary of Violations of Arms Treaties

first_imgParticipants at the training on ECOWAS convention on SALW, in Monrovia.By William Q. Harmon & Robin DopoeThe West African sub-region was by no means a safe haven prior to December 1989 when an incursion that tore Liberia apart ended in 2003. Regional leaders, however, believe that what led to the crises in Liberia and other countries in the sub-region was largely the uncontrolled presence of small arms and light weapons (SALW).Thereafter leaders of the region, as members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), decided to work more coherently in addressing the region’s political and economic related problems.ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, Tunde Ajisomo, speaking at the opening of a two-day (Nov. 22-23) capacity building training on the exemption procedure on the provision of the ECOWAS convention on SALW, said: “We know the danger of the proliferation of SALW in the region, and the toll it has had on us as a people.”Regrettably, according to the Ambassador, some member states of ECOWAS, have been violating some of the arms treaties and protocols. “We have seen some violations of either treaties or other protocols on the importation of arms on many occasions, and we at ECOWAS were not happy with these violations,” he said.It is worrisome, he said, when some member states and government establishments do not comply with these international laws—“we can imagine the implications these have had on us,” he noted, adding that it is even more dangerous when small arms fall into the hands of the wrong people.“Therefore, the focal persons need to get a better understanding of the exemption procedure, and ECOWAS is doing this in collaboration. We are not imposing unnecessary control but controls that are desirable for peace, security, and development,” he added.Ambassador Ajisomo told the gathering that the proliferation of SALW in the West African sub-region is visible and so everyone needs to help implement the ECOWAS laws on SALW.“We all know how these have destabilized our region. We don’t want the proliferation of SALW to continue, and the best way we can do it is by sharing information and taking relevant steps,” he said.The ECOWAS Commission Department of Peace-keeping and National Security handles all SALW issues in the sub-region. “For that arm of the regional body to come out with such program in collaboration with state member bodies is very important,” he said, adding that his office is here to provide technical assistance to the group.The Ambassador said the training is coming at a very auspicious time, adding, “These capacity enhancements of the focal persons are very important.” He lauded the Liberia National Small Arms Commission (LiNSA) for doing everything possible to ensure compliance by relevant agencies.LiNSA chairman James Fromayan, in opening remarks, said the importance of the training cannot be overemphasized since the exemption procedure to the convention seems to be the cornerstone of the ECOWAS policy on SALW.“It is, however, prudent that we have a good understanding and advance appropriate mechanism as it relates to the exemption procedures,” he noted.He said if stakeholders in the sub-region want to effectively control the movement of SALWs and ensure the security of the region, such endeavors should be encouraged. “We need to tighten our fight against the illicit proliferation of SALW,” he said.“It was against this backdrop that we thought of organizing this event aimed at training the focal persons from member states here. We are pleased to be the host,” the LiNSA boss said.He expressed confidence that the knowledge acquired from the training will help to improve the work of member states.The training of focal persons from member states started since 2010 and early training was aimed at elaborating the terms of reference of the focal persons with the idea to update and review the management of the Exemption Procedure.Other issues under discussion at the training, which is taking place in Monrovia, include ammunition and other related materials for armed security, police and paramilitary services.The training is being held under the auspices of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) and the ECOWAS Commission Department of Peace-keeping and National Security (ECOWAS-Pk&NS).The training brought together scores of participants, known as focal persons, from relevant ministries and agencies of government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UPDATE – RCMP search for missing 13 year-old girl

first_imgWeona was last seen wearing a white and pink sweater, cut-off jean shorts, black tights and black running shoes.The RCMP say they are urgently seeking the publics help in locating Weona. You can contact the detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca – Advertisement -UPDATE – The Fort St. John RCMP wish to inform the public that they have located 13 year old Weona, who is unharmed and safe. A member of the Police Dog Section located Weona walking along a road near theBlueberry First Nations Community while he was enroute to the area to search for her.Weona was located just before 8:00 am this morning. After initially being informed that Weona had not returned home after watering the horses, Policeimmediately responded to the area and began a canvass of every residence in the community. Animmediate search began involving Police and persons in the community. Local search and rescuepersonnel were called out to initiate a search in day light hours, but were called off when Weona was located. Police have determined that Weona left her residence voluntarily after a family dispute. It is believed that Weona was attempting to obtain a ride from a passerby when she was located. Police wish to thank everyone who assisted with the search for Weona, including members of theBlueberry First Nations Community, who immediately provided their assistance.Advertisement This photo of Weona has been provided by the Fort St. John RCMP.center_img ORIGINAL STORYThe Fort St. John RCMP are searching for a missing 13 year-old girl.The RCMP state the 13 year-old female went missing from her residence on the Blueberry First Nations Reserve and was last seen going to water the family horses on June 7 at approximately 7:45 p.m.The female’s first name is Weona and is described at First Nations with shoulder length black hair, brown eyes and approximately 5’5” and 125 pounds.Advertisementlast_img read more

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DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD

first_imgThe Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald officially presented Donegal Youth Service with the Youth Work Ireland Quality Standards Framework, Standard of Excellence Award.Minister Fitzgerald was on an official visit to the county, and was also able to see the work of several DYS projects, including the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, the Youth Outreach Project, Loft LK and Daybreak. Donegal Youth Service is the key youth work agency in Donegal and works to deliver generic and explicit youth work programmes and activities that best meet the needs of young people and the adults who support them.The Minister was particularly interested in finding out about how Donegal Youth Service is moving towards an integrated service and how we approach working with young people in informal education and informal educational settings, increasing their capacity to participate fully in civic life and progressing towards continued education and/or employability.Lorraine Thompson, Regional Director said, ‘We were delighted to have the Minister here to present this award. It is great recognition of the quality of the work carried out by the Donegal Youth Service. With the pending changes to our funding streams, the framework that is the Quality Standards offers a firm foundation for the future.”  DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD was last modified: May 24th, 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)last_img read more

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‘Mourinho has alienated his players, it’s a chore to play for him’

first_img deals Latest Manchester United news silverware Graeme Souness believes Jose Mourinho has alienated his players by constantly moaning about the lack of transfer business completed by Manchester United over the summer.Mourinho is reportedly on the brink at Old Trafford, with defeat to Burnley on Sunday – which would be the club’s third straight loss – potentially seeing the Portuguese sacked. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED “By moaning about not getting what he wanted this summer, Mourinho has alienated his players but he is still asking them to give him everything. Particularly in the defeat at Brighton, it all looked like something of a chore for them.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 2 The decision cost United a result with none of the trio impressing, though Mourinho’s point was probably made considering just how impressive Toby Alderweireld – one of the Portuguese’s targets – was for Spurs.However, there is also the belief that Mourinho, having not managed to bring in a centre-back, should now be coaching the players at his disposal to improve, rather than constantly complaining they are not good enough.The incessant moaning about his defenders is hardly going to instil belief in the likes of Lindelof or Bailly, and Liverpool legend Souness believes such belittling has ‘alienated’ the players, who are now finding it a ‘chore’ to work under Mourinho.In his Sunday Times column, Souness writes: “Mourinho’s managerial method is not about developing players, it’s about buying the finished article and getting it right early, but that has not happened for him this time.“The players who have come in have not been good enough and he’s spent heavily on them. Of all the clubs in Britain, United pay the highest premium for players. Other clubs know how much money they have, what they’ve paid in the past and take their trousers down. If they want a player, the price goes up by at least 25%. Bailly and Lindelof have been the target of Mourinho’s veiled criticism REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade IN DEMAND RANKED possible standings boost gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The pressure has been piled on Mourinho on the back of two successive defeats The similarities with United’s season and Mourinho’s third campaign in his second spell at Chelsea, when he was sacked in December, have certainly caught the eye.As in pre-season of his spell with the Blues, Mourinho has criticised United’s lack of transfer business, with the Red Devils only signing Lee Grant, the goalkeeper, teenage full-back Diogo Dalot, and Brazil midfielder Fred during the summer.Mourinho has been most outspoken about the failure of the club to sign a new central defender, despite him pushing for defensive reinforcements since last season.The Portuguese appeared to be making a point in United’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham, played earlier this week, by choosing to drop Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof – two players signed during his tenure – and instead play Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera, a midfielder by trade, as part of a three-man back-line. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

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MAJELLA LEFT RED-FACED AFTER ‘COLOURFUL’ LANGUAGE ON RTE SHOW

first_imgMajella O’Donnell is afraid she is going to have to apologise to her husband Daniel after her use of bad language after being chosen to appear on RTE’s Celebrity Bainisteoir.Majella was chosen to replace Dana after the Derry singer declared she is seeking a Presidential nomination.Having made it to the last four in the GAA-themed TV show, Majella has to hit the ground running. “I have never cursed as much since I became part of this show and got behind the lads.“But you just get so carried away that you forget what you’re saying. My husband will never forgive me for all the swearing,” she said.EndsMAJELLA LEFT RED-FACED AFTER ‘COLOURFUL’ LANGUAGE ON RTE SHOW was last modified: September 26th, 2011 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:Celebrity BainisteoirDaneil O’DonnellMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

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Brand and Smith Collect MVC Women’s Soccer Weekly Awards

first_imgSmith had the golden goal to beat Illinois State. In the 93rd minute, she headed the ball in off a corner kick by senior Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa) to give Drake the road win and its second MVC title in three seasons. This season, Smith has two goals and is tied with Brand and Hannah Bormann (Amana, Iowa) for the team lead in assists with four. Brand scored the first two goals in the Bulldogs’ 3-2 comeback win over the Redbirds in overtime. Her first goal came midway through the first half to put Drake up 1-0 and later she netted the equalizer to help force overtime in Normal, Ill. The goals were the first of 2017 for Brand, who has 13 career goals, a total that is 10th all-time at Drake. This is the second career MVC Player of the Week award for Brand. She is tied for the team lead with four assists. ST. LOUIS – Junior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week while senior Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) has been selected MVC Defender of the Week for the second straight week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. The pair were instrumental in helping Drake beat Illinois State on Sunday to claim the MVC regular season title.center_img Drake closes the regular season on Thursday when Loyola visits for a 4 p.m. match at the Cownie Soccer Complex. The match against the Ramblers will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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MAJELLA HAS SAVED THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS IRISH WOMEN – ACTRESS SMURFIT

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has saved the lives of countless Irish women, according to Hollywood actress Victoria Smurfit.The stunning actress says Majella’s brave decision to have her hair shaved on live television was inspirational.And she says her honesty will help other Irish women to go forward and have themselves checked for cancer. “Oh bless her heart. I have such admiration for her. I didn’t see it but I admire Majella for doing it, as taboos aren’t lifted and conversations are kept I hushed tones until someone opens up about it.“She has taken it to the next level, which should give women the courage to park the wig, should they choose,” she said.Victoria says Majella’s decision to go on the Late Late Show to have her hair shaved off will have been worth it – if she even only helps one woman.“If her honesty drives just one woman to the clinic to b checked then her fears of going on live television will have been worth it,” she said. The money from Majella’s headshave for the Irish Cancer Society is still rolling in with more than €500,000 already pledged. MAJELLA HAS SAVED THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS IRISH WOMEN – ACTRESS SMURFIT was last modified: October 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:cancerheadshaveLate Late ShowMajella O’DonnellVictoria Smurfitlast_img read more

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South Fork claims NCL III North Division title with thrilling win over Upper Lake

first_imgUpper Lake >> They may not be starring in ‘Game of Thrones,’ but the Cubs can say they are “Kings of the North.” The North Central League III’s North Division, that is. Beyond a monster game from running back Gabe Malley and a stellar second-half defensive effort, the South Fork football team claimed a 46-20 win over Upper Lake on Friday night to advance to the NCL III championship game. “It was a long process to get here, I tell ya,” South Fork head coach Andy Olsen said. “The first thing I …last_img

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