NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 1

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CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 stealsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTalk about backing up the hype.Three years removed from his last game in the league, the 23-year-old made sure that everyone still remembers the name CJ Perez.He torched Jose Rizal University in the Pirates’ dominating 96-75 season-opening win before leading his crew to a 96-91 shocker over defending champions San Beda.Leading a hungry Lyceum squad to a 2-0 start to open the season, Perez has undoubtedly made his case as the go-to guy this season.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJio Jalalon who?Arellano is still a force to be reckoned with, now with Kent Salado doing the driving.The speedy playmaker delivered the goods in the opening weekend, towing the Chiefs to a 91-82 win over Mapua with his do-it-all effort.Unfortunately, playing in Arellano’s homecourt didn’t really give them much advantage as Salado suffered cramps in the fourth quarter and was unable to finish the game against San Sebastian, which ended up in a loss.Expect a huge bounce back game for the new lead Chief in the coming games. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It won’t surprise us if he stays at the top of our list in the weeks to come.2. Hamadou Laminou – C, EAC Generals 21 points (9/14 FG), 13 rebounds, 7 blocksHamadou Laminou. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the departures of Bright Akhuetie and Allwell Oraeme from the NCAA landscape, the door is open for the other foreign players to stake their claim to the throne.And the one to heed the call first? EAC big man Hamadou Laminou.The Cameroonian center, who wasn’t really supposed to suit up for the first two weeks of the season, showed no signs of rust as he imposed his presence in the team’s 74-64 win over St. Benilde.That came even if he just recently recovered from an MCL team on his left knee he suffered in the preseason.Laminou is definitely going to be one of the leaders for the Generals this year, together with Sidney Onwubere and Francis Munsayac.But if he keeps his stellar showing for EAC’s ensuing games, he may just figure himself in the thick of the MVP race late in the season.3. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions 18.0 points (62% 3PT), 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assistsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArguably one of the best two-way players in the amateur ranks today, Robert Bolick has taken the leadership role for San Beda by the horns. With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the list of the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT But the gear that makes the Golden Stags work is no less than Michael Calisaan.With his backcourt working the offensive end, the senior forward has finally found his niche in coach Egay Macaraya’s system, doing the dirty work down low for the undersized San Sebastian squad.A lot is expected of the Golden Stags this season, and Calisaan has shown this early his willingness to step up to the plate, notably racking a double-double in their 65-56 win over Arellano despite playing through foul trouble late.Question is will he be able to churn the same numbers once San Sebastian encounters bigger teams in the future.6. Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers 19.5 points (36% 3PT), 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assistsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDisappointed from his showing in JRU’s season-opening defeat to Lyceum, Tey Teodoro redeemed himself and fired a season-best 26 points in the team’s 68-54 victory over Perpetual.The ace sharp-shooter is still as deadly as ever, and the Heavy Bombers’ rise will largely hinge on the 23-year-old’s excellence on the floor.However, that doesn’t just boil down on his scoring, as coach Vergel Meneses challenged Teodoro to embrace a bigger leadership role and be distributor for his team.His showing from the first two games seems promising, but it’s now up to the rest of his teammates to deliver once Teodoro entrusts them with the rock.7. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 stealscenter_img What an opening week it was.The NCAA Season 93 came out with a bang last Saturday and nine games in, there has been no shortage of action inside and outside of the hard court—from San Sebastian’s feisty challenge against San Beda and stunning upset of the defending champions courtesy of Lyceum to the forfeiture of Perpetual’s win against St. Benilde.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’But the stars of the tournament will always be the players, and these seven made sure they made their mark this early in the season, which could be the harbinger of things to come.Without further ado, this is the first installment of INQUIRER’s top seven players this NCAA Season 93. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Showing his poise in the end game, the senior playmaker orchestrated the Red Lions’ 76-67 win over San Sebastian in opening day.However, his brilliance was halted in San Beda’s 96-91 defeat to Lyceum, with the Pirates continuously hounding him late.One thing’s for sure, though, Bolick, together with the rest of the Red Lions, won’t let this slide continue even if its still early in the season.4. Andoy Estrella – G, Mapua Cardinals 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 6.5 turnoversPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNobody gave Mapua a chance this year after the departure of its top two players in Oraeme and Darell Menina.But Andoy Estrella made sure that the Cardinals won’t be pushovers, delivering the goods for the team in their first two games of the season.The senior’s biggest moment of the week came at the expense of Letran, as he drilled the huge step-back three-pointer, his lone of the matchup, with 5.0 seconds to spare, lifting Mapua to a gutsy 78-75 victory.As feel good as the story is, Estrella must find a way to trim down his turnovers as he averaged 6.5 miscues in the two games he played in this week.5. Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags 12.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 assistPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpotlight on San Sebastian may be hogged by its myriad of guards namely RK Ilagan, Ryan Costelo, or Renzo Navarro. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:40Filipinos 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 Valdez stars as Creamline takes down Pocari Sweat Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

first_imgFILE – In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, Vivek Ranadive, the majority owner of the Sacramento Kings, poses in the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings are expected to bid on hosting the 2022 or 2023 NBA All-Star Game. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital for the first time.Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in 2022 or ’23 on Thursday and submit an application to the league Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Getting the game would cap a remarkable comeback for Sacramento, which nearly lost its franchise to Seattle in 2013 before Ranadive bought the team and put together a deal to build a state-of-the-art downtown arena.“I think it would be a recognition of the fact that the city went all-in on the Kings,” Ranadive said. “It would be the ultimate recognition that the city pulled it off. There’s a love affair between the Kings and the city and the NBA. It would be an exclamation point on that love affair.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWinning the bid won’t be easy. The Golden State Warriors want the game for their new arena in downtown San Francisco that is set to open for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee is also bidding, with its new arena set to open next season. Other cities also will get involved.Commissioner Adam Silver said at the All-Star game last weekend in Los Angeles that he generally supports a bid from Sacramento with one major caveat. Larry Nance Jr. to wear his dad’s retired No. 22 with Cavs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments “Sacramento and the surrounding communities provide a tremendous opportunity for an All-Star. Wine country, great golf, great scenery, all kinds of wonderful things that I think people would love to visit around an All-Star. But at the end of the day, we have to have a sufficient number of hotel rooms,” he said.Ranadive said new projects will ensure the city meets the NBA’s requirement of about 6,000 rooms in the area. But the bid will offer even more options with up to 1,000 rooms through a partnership with Airbnb, as well as two or three 300-room small luxury cruise ships in the Port of Sacramento.Silver said he would be open to that possibility, pointing out that USA Basketball players and guests have used cruise ships for accommodations at the Olympics, including the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.“Not only will we meet the requirement but we’ll also give them a choice,” Ranadive said. “Do they want to be on a beautiful river? Do they want to be in a beautiful home? Or do they want to be in a hotel room? All of that will be accessible in less than 30 minutes.”The events surrounding the game will be anchored by the Golden 1 Center, with an indoor-outdoor Global Pavilion near the capitol to host concerts and food events that show off the region.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The bid promises to take fans from transportation hubs to accommodations and venues in 30 minutes or less by the use of self-driving vehicles and dedicated traffic lanes.Ranadive believes the arena raised the bar on technology and environmentalism for sports venues. There are “smart turnstiles” that allow fans to enter at more than triple the usual speed and the NBA’s first 4K ultra HD video board that stretches 84 feet long.The arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, saving about 1 million gallons of water a year compared with a typical venue of its size. It was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and gets 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles.“I think when we built the arena we had a goal that it would be the best arena that had ever been built,” Ranadive said. “It would be an iconic structure to look at. It would give the fans an experience like no other. To be able to share that with the entire basketball loving world is obviously a huge privilege and would be a treat for us to do that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Stadnek takes the win in Race of the Fallen Leaves

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was a brisk, slightly windy day on Sunday for the Blizzard Bike Club’s final race of the season.The Race of the Fallen Leaves took place over 50 kilometres of roads on the group’s Montney circuit. Tyler Stadnek took first spot in the race, narrowly edging out Irvin Tang, Garrett Richardson, and Tate Haugan to claim the winners plaque for the third year in a row. Stadnek rode the 50 kilometres in 1:31:10, with Tang, Richardson, and Haugan mere split-seconds behind. Twenty-one seconds later, Patrick Howell and Mike Dufresne crossed the line to tie in 5th spot. Barry Brandl took 7th spot after riding in 1:32:00, while Matt Ellis, Matt Gilmore, and Darren Guliov rounded out the Top 10. Josh Telizyn was the lone rider racing over the 25 kilometre distance, finishing in 52:14.Full results from Sunday’s race are as follows:1. Tyler Stadnek 1:31:102. Irvin Tang (st)3. Garrett Richardson (st)4. Tate Haugan (st)5. Patrick Howell 1:21:315. Mike Dufresne 1:21:317. Barry Brandl 1:32:008. Matt Ellis 1:39:209. Matt Gilmore 1:39:5610. Darren Guliov 1:43:4811. Nick Guliov 1:44:1012. Calvin McCracken 1:44:2213. Ard Hoogenboom st14. Richard Wood st15. Rob Sapp 1:44:3616. Pat Ferris 1:44:4017. Davide Loro 1:45:2618. Heather McCracken 1:49:3019. Trevor Pimm 2:04:1020. Sam Keats 2:04:16- Advertisement -25 km race1. Josh Telizyn 52:14last_img read more

Teaching academy students produce books for children

first_imgThe 3-year-old PACE program was created to help high schoolers explore careers in teaching while gaining experience tutoring elementary and middle school students. In the first year, the students walked or were driven by school administrators to neighboring schools to offer tutoring to the younger students, Gordon said. But now, the students are bused to four elementary schools – Phelan, Aeolian, Rancho Santa Gertrudes and Nelson – every week to help tutor and find out whether teaching is the career for them. But the response from the younger children is unmistakable, says Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary Principal Jeanette Salinas. “Our kids like these students to come into their classrooms because it makes things more exciting for them,” Salinas said. WHITTIER – Fifteen students in Pioneer High School’s teaching academy took center stage at the Future Educators Association’s annual conference in San Diego this weekend, where they led a workshop on a new project that helped them write and illustrate their own children’s books last semester. By sharing the basics of their “Finding the Story in Everyone” project, students in the Pioneer Academy for Careers in Education showed conference participants how to use storyboards to create the children’s books – which, in turn, serve to promote reading and writing skills. “Presenting at the FEA conference was an incredible opportunity for our students,” said PACE organizer Joyce Gordon, who oversees the program with Pioneer guidance counselor Keith Murata. “They were able to demonstrate how their project works in their tutoring with local elementary schools students, and to encourage other FEA chapter members to try it in their schools,” Gordon added. “And by already having written children’s books themselves, they’re showing the younger students what to do by example,” she added. “And a lot of \ students came to this school, so they’re giving back to their community.” Sophomore Rocio Alonzo, 15, who wrote a book about a child’s first experience at a park, said her weekly tutoring sessions helped her develop the idea for her book. “Working with them, you get to see they have their own little minds, and hearing how they think helped me know what to write about and how to write it,” said Alonzo, who was one of the PACE students to present at the FEA conference. The PACE students will now try to implement the project at the elementary schools where they tutor – so by the end of the school year, the elementary-school students will have created a book of their own. “It was a lot of fun,” Alonzo said. “And I think I’d like to do it again.” The FEA is the largest precollegiate program in the nation for prospective educators. The conference also featured speakers such as Erin Gruwell, the subject of the new Hilary Swank movie, “Freedom Writers.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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

Capital FM in ‘Group of Death’ for StarTimes Media Challenge

first_img0Shares0000Capital FM team posing with former Nigeria and Arsenal great forward Kanu Nwanku after finishing third at the innuagural StarTimes Media Challenge on Saturday at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – The Capital FM football team has been drawn in the ‘Group of Death’ as they are set to face defending champions Radio Africa, Ghetto Radio and minnows ATG in the StarTimes Seven-a-side Media Challenge slated for Saturday at the Upper Hill School.Capital FM, who were seeded alongside Nation Media, Standard Media Group and Royal Media, will be out to maneuver the tough Pool D as they seek to make the amends after finishing third at the last inaugural edition held in 2016. Royal Media headlines Pool A where they will square it out with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Ebru and hosts StarTimes while Pool B is headed by Standard Media Group who will take on Mediamax, Homeboyz Radio and Lolwe Tv.Nation Media Group top Pool C, where they will be up against Kass, Qwetu Radio and Freelancers.Capital FM have been drawn against Radio Africa, Ghetto Radio and ATG Radui. Photo/SJAKThe Best Mix of Music team will be motivated entering this clash after overcoming all the odds to lift the Neymar Jr’s Five title last weekend to secure a trip to Brazil where they will represent Kenya in the global competition.“We are ready for the tournament, the last time this event was held we finished third, this time we are going for it. It is a tough Pool having faced Radio Africa several, Ghetto are a strong team and we will not underrate ATG ,” Capital FM Team Manager Duncan Kikata said.Last year, Radio Africa edged out Goal.com 1-0 to clinch the inaugural StarTimes Media Challenge at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, in Nairobi.In the third place play offs, Capital FM, the two-time Road to Anfield champions, pipped 442 Media 2-1 through post match penalties after settling for 1-1 during normal regulation time.Capital FM celebrating after beating Letshego 1-0 to write history as the first team to defend the Standard Chartered Road to Anfield title.During the last edition, Capital FM custodian Shaffie Soud was voted as the best goalkeeper for conceding the fewest goals by not letting in any goal during normal regulation time.Kass Media Group were picked as the most disciplined team as a consolation after being eliminated in the preliminary stages while Steve Ayoo of 442 Media was crowned as the top goal scorer by scoring six goals.Fifteen media teams and hosts StarTimes will duel for the ultimate glory and cash prizes on offer for top three finishers. Thursday morning draw served to whet appetites ahead of group stage kick-off as big wigs are set against one another, each with raw ambition for bragging rights.Winners of the tournament will walk home with a replica of the World Cup trophy as well as cash rewards and goodies from the sponsors. There will also be individual awards for the best defender, best goalkeeper, top scorer and overall Most Valuable Player.The Pay-TV company has partnered with the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya in organizing the event.Draw:Group A: KBC, Ebru, Royal Media Services, StarTimesGroup B: Standard Media, Mediamax, Homeboyz, LolweGroup C: Nation Media Group, Kass FM, Qwetu Radio, FreelancersGroup D: Capital FM, Radio Africa, Ghetto Radio, ATG0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool 1-0 Swansea: James Milner penalty heaps more pressure on Garry Monk

first_imgLiverpool moved up to sixth place in the Premier League after beating Swansea, thanks to a controversial James Milner penalty.The first half was a quiet affair with neither side managing to engineer a shot on target.Milner got the game’s only goal after 62 minutes when Neil Taylor was penalised when the ball struck his elbow as he turned his back on a cross, leading to the referee cruelly pointing to the spot.The Reds now sit only six points off Manchester City at the top of the league, while Swansea maintain their unwanted run of only one win since August.It was a quiet start to the game as the players battled with the blustery conditions but Liverpool almost scored after seven minutes, if not for a lucky escape for the visitors.Jordan Ibe ran directly into the Swans’ penalty area and just as he was about to pull the trigger, Kyle Bartley slid with the ball hitting the post as a consequence.Liverpool again went close when Emre Can released Christian Benteke but as the former Aston Villa man tried to sort out his feet, he gave Kyle Naughton the opportunity to snuff out the danger.Swansea managed to ride out the early Liverpool storm and grew into the game as Gylfi Sigurdsson started to influence the attack but Simon Mignolet’s goal remained untroubled.The first shot on target did not occur until the 52nd minute when Ibe let fly with a low drive that was palmed away well by Lukasz Fabianski.Liverpool were awarded a penalty just after the hour mark when Ibe’s cross struck the arm of Taylor and the assistant referee – perhaps harshly – waved for a penalty.Milner stepped up and casually stroked the spot kick high down the middle and into the roof of the net.Jurgen Klopp refused to watch the penalty, instead deciding to watch the reaction of the Anfield fan.Milner came close to doubling the lead but his cross-shot was just too far in front of substitute Daniel Sturridge.Ashley Williams had a chance to score from a corner after a bit of pinball in the Liverpool area but it was not to be, meaning the pressure continues to mount on Garry Monk’s position in charge of the South Wales club. James Milner celebrating opening the scoring 1last_img read more

Tin Whiskers

first_imgLead, however, is a serious health concern. In children, it can cause learning or behavioral problems and has been associated with anemia and kidney problems. In adults, exposure has been linked to high blood pressure and reproductive organ damage. Last year, Europeans barred the toxic metal from most electronics to prevent its being incinerated or accumulating in dumps after computers and other gadgets are tossed out. Similar measures are being considered or are already in place in other countries, including Japan, China, South Korea, Argentina, Australia and the United States. Some companies say the EU rules threaten the reliability of their products, exposing them to unknown risks and possibly threatening people’s safety. But EU officials say the regulations banning lead, cadmium, mercury and three other hazardous substances are needed to protect people and the environment. They also note that many types of electronics are exempt from the law, including military and other national security equipment, medical devices, and servers, data storage computers and telecommunications gear that use leaded solders. Exemptions are also granted when alternatives to the hazardous materials don’t exist yet, or because the substances can’t be replaced without jeopardizing safety. Still, even some companies with exemptions say it’s getting harder to buy the leaded parts. They worry about the increased risk of pure-tin parts, the culprit behind the most devastating tin-whisker-related failures. “Over time (the failures) are just going to get worse and worse and worse,” said Jim McElroy, executive director of International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, or iNEMI, a group of big electronics makers, government agencies and other parties active in tin whisker research. “Even if the military is exempt forever, they will be forced to convert because they can’t get the components they want,” he said. “And that will eventually happen across the board.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jordan Robertson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JOSE – They’ve ruined missiles, silenced communications satellites and forced nuclear power plants to shut down. Pacemakers, consumer gadgets and even a critical part of a space shuttle have fallen victim. The culprits? Tiny splinters – whiskers, they’re called – that sprout unpredictably from tin solder and finishes deep inside electronics. By some estimates, the resulting short-circuits have leveled as much as $10 billion in damage since they were first noticed in the 1940s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNow some electronics makers worry the destruction will be more widespread, and the dollar amounts more draining, as the European Union and governments around the world enact laws to eliminate the best-known defense – lead – from electronic devices. “The EU’s decision was irresponsible and not based on sound science,” said Joe Smetana, a principal engineer and tin whisker expert with French telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA. “We’re solving a problem that isn’t and creating a bunch of new ones.” Typically measuring under a millimeter long, tin whiskers look like errant strands of static-charged hair, erupting in every direction from tin-based materials like solder. Their cause is hotly debated. Other metals also grow whiskers, but not like tin. Trouble arises when the whiskers bridge separate parts of increasingly miniaturized circuit boards. They also can flake off and interfere with sensitive optics. While scientists debate their cause, they agree on one thing: Small amounts of lead mixed with the tin have been remarkably effective at preventing whisker eruptions for decades. last_img read more

Bibby blasts Clippers again

first_img In other games: Raptors 112, Rockets 92: Mike James had 30 points, eight assists and seven rebounds against his former team, and Toronto won its season-high fifth in a row. Tracy McGrady scored 37 points, surpassing 30 for the fifth game in a row. Nets 113, Magic 106: Jason Kidd had 16 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 69th career triple-double, and New Jersey beat visiting Orlando for its ninth consecutive victory. Hornets 90, Trail Blazers 80: In Oklahoma City, Kirk Snyder scored a career-high 22 points and David West added 19 points and 13 rebounds as New Orleans recovered from the loss of point guard Chris Paul to beat Portland. Knicks 113, Wizards 92: Rookie Channing Frye matched his season high with 30 points, including 11 during a decisive 15-4 run in the third quarter, and New York beat visiting Washington. Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison scored 22 points apiece to lead Washington. Hawks 103, Celtics 98: Al Harrington had 28 points and eight rebounds, and visiting Atlanta beat Boston to snap a four-game losing streak. Pistons 97, SuperSonics 85: Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince each scored 21 points, leading host Detroit to its 11th victory in 12 games. Rashard Lewis scored 27 to lead Seattle. Bulls 105, Bucks 91: Chris Duhon scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, and visiting Chicago snapped its eight-game losing streak. Michael Redd scored 25 points to lead Milwaukee. Spurs 83, Timberwolves 77: Tony Parker scored 23 points and San Antonio reversed its poor foul shooting in the final quarter to beat visiting Minnesota. Grizzlies 87, Jazz 65: Pau Gasol scored 27 points and matched his career high with 18 rebounds to help visiting Memphis snap the Jazz’s five-game winning streak. Mavericks 114, Nuggets 112 (OT): Devin Harris made an easy layup with 2.2 seconds left in overtime to lift Dallas. Suns 111, Heat 93: Steve Nash dished out 12 assists in a 47-point first quarter for Phoenix. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sam Cassell scored 28 points but missed the potential go-ahead 3-pointer, and Chris Kaman had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds in the Clippers’ eighth loss in 11 games despite their highest-scoring performance of the season. Elton Brand added 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who haven’t won in 15 consecutive trips to Sacramento since Nov. 7, 1997. SACRAMENTO — Mike Bibby clobbered the Clippers again with 11 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and Brad Miller had 26 points and a huge defensive play in the final seconds of the Sacramento Kings’ 11th straight victory over L.A., 118-114 Friday night. Peja Stojakovic had 19 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, hitting two free throws with 3.4 seconds to play in the last-place Kings’ third victory in nine games. They relied on Bibby in the final minutes, and the point guard responded with even better stretch play than in his 38-point performance at Staples Center on Dec. 27 in Sacramento’s 110-93 victory. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson After 19 lead changes and 17 ties in three tremendously entertaining quarters, the Kings took the game’s first double-digit lead with a 10-2 run, going up 101-91 on Stojakovic’s jumper with 8:30 to play. The Clippers pulled closer despite seven straight points from Bibby, and Kaman’s hook shot in traffic with 1:02 left got the Clippers within 114-112. Bibby, who had eight assists, found Miller for an open jumper with 44 seconds to play, but Brand made a layup moments later. After Miller missed an uncontested 13-footer, Los Angeles set up for its final shot. But Miller disrupted Brand’s early pass to Cassell with excellent anticipation, and the point guard eventually rushed a 3-pointer that missed badly. Kevin Martin added 17 points for the Kings, and Miller scored 20 points in the first half. Cuttino Mobley had just 14 points and seven assists for the Clippers in the former Kings guard’s return to Sacramento. last_img read more

LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATES WIN TOP ‘BEST KEPT’ AWARDS

first_imgElected members of the Municipal District of Letterkenny presenting the winner of the Large Estate category Mary Conway of the Glendale Drive Residents Association and Cllr. John O’Donnell on behalf of Ard na Glaise Residents Association who win the Most Improved Estate. The photo includes front row left to right: Cllr. James Pat McDaid, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan (Cathaoirleach), Mary Conway, Glendale Drive Residents Association, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle (Mayor of Letterkenny MD), Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh, Cllr. John O’Donnell. Back row l to r: Cllr. Michael McBride, Liam Ward, Director Service, Cllr. Dessie Shiels, Eunan Kelly, Area Manager, Fergal Doherty Area Manager, Cllr. Mick Quinn and Cllr. Liam Blaney.Best Kept Council Housing Estates in the Municipal District of Letterkenny 2015This week the Municipal District of Letterkenny presented prizes to three of Letterkenny’s best kept housing estates with Glendale Drive being announced as winner of the Large Estate category, Cruach Mor winner of the Medium Estate category and Ard na Glaise receiving the award for the Most Improved Estate (Small Estate).Each year the Council runs a competition for the Best Kept Council Housing Schemes (including Schemes in the former Town Council areas) and the competition is run on a Municipal District basis. Prizes are awarded in the following categories according to merit: 1. Schemes of 20 houses or less2. Schemes of between 21 and 50 houses3. Schemes of 51 houses or moreThe adjudication of entries took place during the August period and marks are awarded under the following headings:1. Effort involved.2. Absence of litter.3. Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.4. Colour and colour harmony.5. Condition of houses in the Scheme6. Absence of unsightly objects.7. Special factors.The results for the Municipal District of Letterkenny for 2015 are: Winner of Large Estate:Glendale Drive, Letterkenny and the representatives from the Residents Association are Mary Conway & Edel McKeownWinner of Medium Estate:Cruach Mor, Letterkenny and the representatives from the Residents Association are Fiona McConnell & Caroline BrowneWinner of the Most Improved Estate (Small Estate) Ard na Glaise, Letterkenny and the representatives from the Residents Association are Maria Murray & Gregory Mendel.The elected members of Letterkenny Municipal District congratulated all the residents who have taken part in this year’s competition and paid tribute to their hard work and dedication in keeping their housing estates in tip top shape.The Council looks forward to continuing to work with residents and acknowledged the great support that they have received from residents and in particular the representatives of the residents associations.Mayor Ciaran Brogan congratulated all those involved adding: “The community spirit shown by residents has been awe-inspiring.”Elected members of the Municipal District of Letterkenny presenting the winner of the Medium Estate category Maria Murray from Ard na Glaise Residents Association. Photo includes front row left to right: Cllr. John O’Donnell, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan (Cathaoirleach), Maria Murray, Ard na Glaise Residents Association, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle (Mayor of Letterkenny MD), Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, Cllr. James Pat McDaid and front row left to right: Eunan Kelly, Area Manager, Liam Ward, Director of Service, Cllr. Michael McBride, Fergus Doherty Area Manager, Cllr. Mick Quinn, Cllr. Dessie Shiels and Cllr. Liam Blaney.LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATES WIN TOP ‘BEST KEPT’ AWARDS was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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:awardsbest kept estatesletterkennyresidentslast_img read more

INDEPENDENTS DAY! SINN FEIN ALSO DOUBLE SEATS AS FIANNA FAIL HOLD FIRM – BAD DAY FOR FINE GAEL

first_imgIndependent John O’Donnell ran a brilliant campaignELECTION FINAL: INDEPENDENTS and Sinn Fein have had a glorious local election – and together will hold the balance of power in County House in Lifford when the new council meets on Friday week June 6.Donegal now has 37 councillors – up from 29 – to take account of the end of our town councils.There are so many new councillors that the meeting next week will be held in the budget room – because there isn’t enough room in the chamber. And there is also a change in the make-up of the chamber.The state of the parties is as follows:* Fianna Fáil remains the biggest party with 11 councillors* Sinn Fein has jumped from four to nine. * Independents have ten seats* Fine Gael has six seats* Labour has just one – Martin Farren defying all the odds to increase his vote by 25%.In the Stranorlar EA, Sinn Féin had a great victory, they won an extra seat in the form of Liam Doherty, and sitting Councillor Gary Doherty topped the poll.They were joined by independent candidate Frank McBrearty, Fine Gael’s Martin Harley and Fianna Fáil duo Gerry Crawford and Patrick McGowan. A similar pattern was followed in the Glenties EA, Fianna Fáil Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill topped the poll, but Sinn Féin gained another extra seat in this constituency.Jimmy’s Winning ElectionsFirst time Sinn Féin candidate, John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh joins sitting Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher in Lifford after a stunning campaign.Enda Bonner (FF) returns to Lifford, after losing out in 2009, while independent candidate Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig was also elected to the council chambers.The community activist has been a vocal opponent of the household tax and impending water charge, and has been involved in many anti-austerity campaigns. Concluding the ticket for the Glenties EA, was Fine Gael Councillor Terence Slowey, who had a big battle with Fianna Fáil candidate and well-known referee Ian Molloy.It looked at one stage like Molloy could replace Slowey in Lifford, and secure the final seat.However, Slowey got some important transfers that ensured Fine Gael secured a seat in the Glenties EA.James Pat McDaid and girlfriend TeresaIn the Donegal EA, the independents were the big winners, with three candidates gaining election to the local council.First-time candidate Niamh Kennedy topped the poll after a superb campaign in and around her Killybegs base and she was quickly joined in the next count by fellow independent candidate Tom Conaghan.Fianna Fáil stalwart Sean McEniff was also re-elected to the council chamber in Lifford.Sitting Councillor John Campbell was re-elected, alongside Sinn Féin candidate Neil Andrew Jordan and Fine Gael Councillor Barry O’Neill.The big surprise in Donegal was the elimination of Fianna Fáil candidate Brendan Byrne.Cllr Martin McDermott with his familyIn the Inishowen EA, Sinn Féin made history, sitting Councillor Jack Murray was elected alongside colleague Albert Doherty.On the 23rd anniversary of the death of Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton, Murray said it was fitting, that Inishowen now had two Sinn Féin representatives in Lifford.Fianna Fáil candidate Martin McDernott topped the poll, while independent candidate Nicholas Crossan was also elected.Fine Gael stalward Bernard McGuinness was re- elected, alongside Fianna Fáil duo, Rena Donaghey and Paul Canning.Labour candidate Martin Farren was also re-elected to return to Lifford in August.Ciaran Brogan and supporters celebrate: Pix North West News PixIndependent candidate Nicholas Crossan, a town councillor in Buncrana, was also elected from the Inishowen EA.The longest serving member of the county council Bernard McGuinness was also re-elected.McGuinness has been on the council since 1979 and John Ryan (FG) saw off Ciaran McLaughlin (SF) to squeeze a seat.The count in Letterkenny lasted into the early morning as Mick Quinn (SF) just edged out Donal Cullen (Ind) just after 5am.Liam Blaney (FF) topped the poll and was elected on the first count.Independent John O’Donnell, after a massive campaign, was also elected and Ciaran Brogan (FF) followed soon afterwards.James Pat McDaid (FF) followed on the 13th count, as high profile candidates like John Watson (FF) and Paschal Blake (Ind) were squeezed out.The final countdown…Mayor Ian McGarvey (Ind), Gerry McMonagle (SF), Michael McBride (Ind), solicitor Dessie Shiels (Ind), and popular Letterkenny town councillor Jimmy Kavanagh (FG) were all elected in the wee small hours.Joe McHugh on the phone this morningIn the early hours Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh could be heard on the phone in the leisure centre reception in Letterkenny speaking to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.Deputy McHugh said the vote was “a strong message” to the government that it needed to change direction.“Good councillors like Noel McBride have lost seats as a result of decisions at Government level,” he said.“The people have spoken.”Meanwhile Mayor Ian McGarvey said he had enjoyed the last year as the county’s first citizen and vowed to continue his work “for young and old” and building relationships across communities.INDEPENDENTS DAY! SINN FEIN ALSO DOUBLE SEATS AS FIANNA FAIL HOLD FIRM – BAD DAY FOR FINE GAEL was last modified: May 26th, 2014 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:election finalJohn O’DonnellSinn Feinlast_img read more