Players’ shaved heads symbol of ‘unity,’ says Tang, as Blazers snap skid

first_imgLATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Amer bails out Gilas Cadets in tough outing vs Ateneo Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPatient in his approach for the rebuilding St. Benilde, coach TY Tang knew that his maiden season at the helm will be a challenging experience as he seeks to lay down the foundation for his team moving forward.Six games into the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament and the Blazers are showing promise and their their biggest statement yet came on Tuesday after they shed their slick hairdos and sported shaved domes for their game against Mapua.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments As for his own hair? Tang said that he’d rather leave the hair, or lack thereof, to his players and possibly some of his assistants.“Maybe coach Ali (Peek) and coach Siot (Tanquingcen) can,” he said with a smile. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It might be a source of laughter to some, but Tang lauds this act from his players, noting that simple things like this is big for a squad that is hoping to put the years in the cellar behind them.“Maybe it’s a symbol of unity and character in terms of building themselves, playing and building together whatever happens. That’s one thing the coaches are really happy about. You can’t just see that through certain players, because not all players do that. But they are willing to sacrifice everything just for the common goal and that’s to start winning games,” he said.That sacrifice, though, didn’t end up for naught as St. Benilde used a strong surge in the fourth period to shock Mapua with a come-from-behind 74-69 win.With the team snapping their four-game losing skid, Tang is hopeful that the skin-head Blazers can finally see better days ahead and turn things around.“Hopefully, this will be a morale booster for us in terms of character, that no matter what happens, down 40, down 20, up by one, or up by 20, we’ll finish the game with a lot of attitude and pride,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Tang could only chuckle at the gestured and admitted he was caught off guard.“I also was shocked,” he shared. “I was coming in to our practice and I didn’t know anything about it. They just had the commitment to themselves.”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’JJ Domingo said it was team captain Gerard Castor’s idea to put their manes on the line for their game against Letran.“After our game against Lyceum, Gerard thought about that and said that if we win against Letran, we won’t lose our hair. But if we lose, we’ll go bald,” he said. “You can really see his leadership on and off the court. We respect him and we follow everything he says.” Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

PBA D-League: San Sebastian stays unbeaten, keeps NU winless

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ PBA IMAGESRK Ilagan carried much of the offensive load and Valencia City Bukidnon-San Sebastian downed SMDC-National University, 82-73, in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.Ilagan fired 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Golden Harvest upped their unbeaten record to 3-0 to pace the Foundation Group.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “You can’t ask for more. He was tired but you can still see his effort,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya of Ilagan.True enough, Ilagan, who went 6-of-11 from long range, also contributed in other ways other than scoring with three rebounds, four assists and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAllyn Bulanadi added 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals for the Golden Harvest.Dave Ildefonso had 21 points, four rebounds and six assists for NU, which fell to 0-3. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan help Spurs rally past Bucks Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Poitier honored by France

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! France gave Sidney Poitier its highest arts honor Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the culture minister praised the Oscar winner for tearing down barriers for black actors in Hollywood. Poitier, 79, was named a commander in France’s order of arts and letters. In 1964, he became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award, for “Lilies of the Field.” “You are the champion of equality between men,” Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres said.last_img read more

DONEGAL GIRL’S APPEAL FROM ‘DOWN UNDER’ TO WIN LIONS TRIP TO HONG KONG

first_imgCOME ON DONEGAL – VOTE FOR LESLIEDONEGAL Daily readers are scattered throughout the globe and every now and then one of them comes on looking for help.And we always like to help!So we’re asking all our readers at home and abroad to help Raphoe girl Leslie Ann Goudie realise her dreams. Not happy with lounging in 32C heat in her lovely suburb of Perth, Leslie wants to win a trip to see the Lions in Hong Kong. That’s where you are needed.Just go to www.robertwalters.com.au/lions and click ‘enter’ under the competition details. Once you log in, vote for Leslie.She told us: “You can vote every 24hours. I’m in Australia, so I need all my fellow Donegal people to get behind me. Please!”  DONEGAL GIRL’S APPEAL FROM ‘DOWN UNDER’ TO WIN LIONS TRIP TO HONG KONG was last modified: February 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL GIRL’S APPEAL FROM ‘DOWN UNDER’ TO WIN LIONS TRIP TO HONG KONGleslie ann goudieRaphoelast_img read more

Remembering Brazil’s goal machine Ronaldo

first_img 3 MORE ICONIC WORLD CUP PLAYERS: No.7: BOBBY MOOREtalkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia. 3 Now just six days remain until the 2018 World Cup begins. It means now talkSPORT.com is down to its final six of 100 iconic players.The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules. Fortunately, the big man had a better scriptwriter than for his World Cup story to end there. ‘El Fenomeno’ found redemption in 2002, scoring twice in the final against Germany as he also won the Golden Boot (with eight goals) and Brazil lifted their fifth World Cup. He was a little past his peak by 2006, but he still had enough in the tank to get the three goals required to make him the World Cup’s top scoring striker with 15 until Miroslav Klose notched his 16th in 2014.Fast, strong, balanced, with a cushioned touch and a deadly finish with either foot or bonce – the mind boggles as to what he might have achieved had Ronaldo actually ever turned up in shape. 3 6) Ronaldo: Brazil, forward (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)In Brazil’s 3-0 defeat to France in the France ’98 final, Ronaldo was a shadow of the striker whose goals had taken Brazil there.Before the game, the 21-year-old hotshot had suffered a convulsion. “I was surrounded by players and the late Dr Lidio Toledo was there. They didn’t want to tell me what was going on.“I asked if they could leave and go talk somewhere else because I wanted to sleep. Then Leonardo asked me to go for a walk in the garden in the hotel where we were staying and explained the whole situation. I was told that I wouldn’t play in the World Cup final.“But all the essential medical exams didn’t show anything was abnormal – it was like nothing had happened. After that we went to the stadium with a message from Zagallo saying that I wouldn’t play. I had test results in my hand – with Dr Toledo giving the green light. I approached [Mario] Zagallo at the stadium and said: ‘I’m fine. I’m not feeling anything. Here are the test results, they’re fine. I want to play.’”last_img read more

ANGER AS GLENGAD SCHOOL FACES LOSING HALF OF ITS TEACHERS

first_imgA Co Donegal school could lose half of its teachers under Government proposals, it was claimed today.Scoil Cholmcille in Glengad has six teachers – and may be reduced to three.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has hit out at the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn for his “unfair treatment” of rural schools. The Donegal North East TD has said disadvantaged schools in rural communities have lost out in the review of the cuts to DEIS schools announced in the budget.Deputy McConalogue said: “I believe that Minister Quinn has treated rural schools like Scoil Colmcille, Glengad completely unfairly.  The Minister admitted he made a mistake in the Budget by cutting staffing levels at DEIS schools across the country.“He spent weeks reviewing his mistake, but still failed to reverse it outright. Instead, he made a partial reversal by allowing some disadvantaged urban primary schools to keep their staff. It appears that rural disadvantaged schools are still facing cuts in September.“As it currently stands Scoil Colmcille Glengad will lose almost 50% of its teaching staff, going from 5 classroom teachers and one resource teachers to a 3 teacher school with a part-time resource teacher. Parents are understandably upset as they genuinely believed that the Government realised their mistake and would reverse it. They made submissions to local Government Oireachtas members in good faith, only to result in no change in the cuts they are facing. “All schools on the DEIS programme, urban and rural, had to go through the same process to secure their current staffing levels.  It is seems terribly unfair that only some urban schools are seeing the benefit of the Government’s review of the cuts.“Glengad and more than half of the primary schools in Co Donegal will also be hit by increases to the pupil teacher ratio for small schools across the country.  Under an announcement in the Budget, Glengad will lose a teacher based because the school’s current enrolment levels are one pupil below the 83 pupil cut off.  The school will have 89 pupils enrolled from this September on, so will have the right to appeal the cut.  Other schools in the firing line will have to prove that pupil numbers will rise significantly in the coming years if they wish to retain current staffing levels.“All of this is just another example of this Government’s anti-rural agenda. Rural communities have been targeted by Labour and Fine Gael for far greater cuts to resources and amenities.  Rural dwellers are facing cuts to local garda resources, cuts to community hospitals and nursing homes, septic tank charges, increases in school transport charges and now the prospect of significant cuts to their local school.  This is deeply unfair and rural Ireland will not put up with it.” ANGER AS GLENGAD SCHOOL FACES LOSING HALF OF ITS TEACHERS was last modified: February 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy charlie mcconalogueGlengadscoil cholmcillelast_img read more

Wilkins’ focus is on making Highland a contender

first_img “After the season, I told myself that there was no way I was going to let this happen again,” he said. “I knew I needed to be a leader and figure out how we were going to get better.” Highland has gotten better. The Bulldogs are 2-3, equaling last season’s win total with five games remaining. They are playing better, scoring more and – most important – spirits are high. Wilkins, a linebacker, leads the team with 49 tackles and two takeaways (one interception, one fumble recovery), and he has been credited with one sack. College recruiters have taken notice. Wilkins said he has received calls from Oregon and letters from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Washington and Oregon State. “He’s a real good player,” said House, who has received scholarship offers from Washington and UNLV. “If he was at Palmdale, he’d be a starter for us. I think this is his year to shine. “We could use him at Palmdale. He’s a good player, he hustles and he’s a team leader.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tyreace House watched from afar as his best friend struggled through a losing season. He even battled feelings of guilt. His team, at Palmdale High, was cruising to a third consecutive Golden League title, while his best friend, Vernard Wilkins, was enduring a 2-8 campaign across town at Highland. “It was definitely hard on him,” House said. “He was a starter, so it was definitely a tough situation.” Wilkins grew up playing with House and many of his Palmdale teammates in the Palmdale Youth Football organization. Their paths diverged in high school, when Wilkins’ parents insisted he attend Highland because of its stellar academic reputation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 As House and fellow Palmdale standouts Dominic Blood, Rodney Trimm and Brandon McLaughlin were piling up recruiting letters, Wilkins focused on trying to turn his high school team around. The one thing he wasn’t doing was sulking. “It makes you kind of bite your lip,” Wilkins said. “It’s your friends, and you want to be happy for them, but at the same time, you wish it was your team out there winning the title. “But at the time, I was just worrying about (Highland’s) team, and how we were going to win. I wasn’t worried about myself. After the season, some of the guys started thinking, ‘Am I still going to get some looks (from college recruiters)?’ ” Wilkins was concerned about his football future, but there were more pressing issues. When the season ended, he began mulling how to help Highland improve. last_img read more

QUICK-THINKING NEIGHBOURS SAVE ONE OF DONEGAL’S BEST KNOWN THATCHED COTTAGES

first_imgQuick-thinking has saved one of Donegal’s best-known traditional cottages and heritage centres.Fire broke out at Teach Mhuiris, a traditional cottage located in Bloody Foreland in Gaoth Dobhair this afternoon.The house, which has a traditional thatched roof, was slightly damaged.Neighbours spotted smoke in the building and alerted the fire service who were on the scene within minutes.Local county councillor Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig praised the alert neighbours and said they had undoubtedly saved the cottage from being badly damaged.QUICK-THINKING NEIGHBOURS SAVE ONE OF DONEGAL’S BEST KNOWN THATCHED COTTAGES was last modified: July 6th, 2015 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:Bloody ForlandcottagedonegalfireGaoth DobhairTeach Mhuirislast_img read more

Donegal dental nurse up for two top awards

first_imgDonegal dental nurse Eileen McGlinchey has been nominated for two dental awards!The Oral Health Awards aims to recognise excellence and endeavour in oral care in Ireland and the UK, and Eileen is nominated for the Best Children’s Care and Best Community Initiative awards.She is the founder of Smiley Eileey’s Oral Health Promotions, and she visits preschools and national schools across Donegal to educate kids on how to keep their pearly whites nice and healthy. Speaking to Donegal Woman, Eileen says that she is over the moon with the double nomination.“I had been contacted by The Irish Dentistry Magazine, who asked me to do a feature, due to my oral health work with young children and of course my charity work to raise money for my local hospice but also to raise awareness of the importance of flossing to the Northwest.“From that, another lady contacted me and advised me I would be an ideal candidate for the Oral Health awards and would I mind if she put me forward. I, of course, said yes. I then received a phone call weeks later to congratulate me that I had been shortlisted in two categories.”Eileen will now attend the awards ceremony on the 17th of November at the lavish Royal Gardens Hotel in London. “I am delighted to have been nominated. I love my job and love what I do, but it is wonderful to get recognition for all the hard work I put in.“A lot of research and time goes into preparing content for workshops. The look of enjoyment from each child during my workshop is heartwarming, as they learn things about their teeth they never knew before makes it all worthwhile but of course, it is very gratifying to have been shortlisted for these awards.”Eileen has been a dental nurse since 2011 after completing her degree in Oral Health Promotion.The best part of the job, she says, is helping to improve patients’ self-confidence, and encouraging children to develop healthy dental habits.“In my role as a dental nurse in Donegal Denture Clinic the most rewarding part is how happy the patients are once they receive their new smile. Old and ill-fitting dentures can affect a person’s appearance and their confidence. “In my role as an oral health promoter, the most rewarding part is having children come up to you at the end of a workshop and thanking me so much for coming to their school.“It would melt your heart as on numerous occasions they have given me a big hug.“Parents also contact me via my social media to thank me for teaching their children the correct way to brush their teeth and why it is important.“Another rewarding part of my job is advising parents on fun ways to encourage their children to brush their teeth, my new product, Toothfairy Patrol is one such product that I have developed to encourage kids to brush. Numerous parents have purchased such toothbrushes as the kidz sonic and informed my weeks later it was a total game changer.” Earlier this year, Eileen launched an innovative fundraiser in aid of Donegal Hospice.She came up with the idea to sell dental floss on a keyring to encourage children and adults alike to get into the habit of flossing, with the proceeds going towards charity.During the Donegal Rally, she made sure the rally crews were looking after their gnashers between stages!Eileen will be presenting a cheque to Donegal Hospice in the coming weeks, and says that the fundraising initiative was incredibly rewarding.“I would like to thank everyone who has purchased/contributed to my most recent flossing fundraiser for our local Donegal Hospice, it proved to be a great success within the county while raising much-needed funds for the Donegal Hospice.“Given the great success and feedback that I have received over the duration of this campaign, I am always happy help and support local charities. I look forward to working with local charities to raise much-needed funds in the near future.”Donegal dental nurse up for two top awards was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Dentaldonegaleileen mc glincheysmiley eileey’s oral health promotionslast_img read more

Donegal Mountain Rescue volunteer honoured with Distinguished Service Award

first_imgA Donegal Mountain Rescue Team volunteer has been awarded the Mountain Rescue Ireland Distinguished Service Award following 15 years of service with the group. DMRT Teamleader Garret Wilson presented Brian Murray with the award on Monday.During his near two decades worth of service, Murray has held the role of Teamleader, Deputy Teamleader, treasurer, and PRO. In recent times Brian has helped with recruitment to the team.A spokesperson for the DMRT said: “Brian has done a lot for DMRT not just operationally but with fundraising.“Although Brian has suggested he is nearing Mountain Rescue retirement it doesn’t seem to register with the current Teamleader.“Brian, thanks for all you have done during your 15 years in mountain rescue.”  Donegal Mountain Rescue volunteer honoured with Distinguished Service Award was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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