Jarin remains upbeat after another NU loss

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We just have to focus on what we did right and what we did wrong against Ateneo. We still have four games. I’m just gonna look at our game against UP and not the remaining games.” 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University’s chance to gatecrash the Final Four party is slipping away as the Bulldogs languish in seventh place with 3-7 card.NU head coach Jamike Jarin though, isn’t ready to wave the white flag just yet with NU still has only four games left in the eliminations to pick up the pieces.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Super rookie Dave Ildefonso, who has been consistent all season long averaging 15 points per game, and Clemente were impressive anew although their performance were still not enough for NU to get past Ateneo, 64-79, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Ateneo clinches Final Four spot, dominates NUTheir efforts, though, certainly did not go unnoticed.Jarin said such takeaways will help his team in the coming seasons, especially that these young talents still have four playing years to further improve their game.“That’s the scary part for the opponents of the UAAP,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blue chip rookies Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente are just among the reasons why Jarin stays with a positive outlook amid his team’s struggles this season.“They’re still rookies and you can see the big upside with these two,” said Jarin of Ildefonso and Clemente.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 Chriss“For JLC (Clemente) and Dave, you can see the future not only for NU but also for Philippine basketball.”Clemente, a one-time champion and two-time Mythical Team member in the juniors level, waxed hot from deep on 5-of-8 shooting and put up 25 points that came with eight boards. View commentslast_img read more

Young soccer players collecting soccer cleats to donate to Africa

first_imgTheir mom Jennifer Merwin said the idea to take part came from an initiative by a soccer store in Prince George.“We were in Prince George and we were at The Players Bench. They have a program going on that collects cleats to go to Africa. When Tanner heard that he got really excited. It was funny because his younger brother needed soccer cleats and he would not let Jett wear them. He said he wanted to donate them to Africa instead,” she explained.She added that they’ll be making a trip down to the community towards the end of the month to drop off the cleats that they have collected.- Advertisement -“Tanner is 12 and Jett is nine. They decided that they wanted to do this together but it was Tanner who originally decided that this is what he wanted to do. We go down to Prince George on a regular basis and we’re going at the end of August on the 29th. Whatever we have before the 29th we’re going to bring down. If we end up with more after that, then whenever we go down to Prince George we’re going to bring them,” she said.Anyone with spare cleats and wanting to help Tanner and Jett with sending cleats down to Africa can do so by contacting Jennifer Merwin at 250-785-0432, or 250-261-1890.last_img read more

Marines’ V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft set for Iraq duty

first_imgAs a result, the craft could be more vulnerable to attack, and may result in the Marines keeping it out of the thick of battle, using it instead for less dangerous tasks. “They will plan their missions in Iraq to avoid it getting into areas where there are serious threats,” said Thomas Christie, the Pentagon’s director of Operations, Test and Evaluation from 2001 to 2005, who is now retired. “The net result is that this is what we paid for – and paid through the nose.” The V-22’s debut on the battlefield ends a remarkable 25-year struggle for the Marines to build a craft they could call their own. In announcing the Iraq deployment Friday, Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway referred to those efforts as “a road marked by some setbacks, lots of sacrifices and the success of these Marines standing before you.” The V-22 has been the Marines’ priority – the Pentagon has spent $20 billion so far and has budgeted $54.6 billion for it. The money has bought a craft that is half-helicopter, half-airplane and whose speed, say the Marine Corps, will save lives. But the V-22 has also suffered some of the deadliest test crashes in Marine history. It has claimed 30 lives, 26 of them Marines, in three test-flight crashes. A fourth V-22 crashed, but that incident was not fatal. Many more have been damaged in lesser mishaps involving fires, stalled engines and software problems. Critics say the V-22’s unusual design can create deadly problems that the Marines have minimized in their single-minded pursuit of the craft. “It’s like a bad poker hand and the Marines have been investing in it for 20 years,” said Philip Coyle, the Pentagon’s top weapons tester from 1994 to 2001. “They might have been better if they invested in brand new helicopters.” The plane’s most widely cited design problem is that one of its propellers can get caught in its own turbulence as it comes in for a landing, which can cause the V-22 to roll over and head into the ground. For that reason, V-22 pilots are trained to steer clear of their own turbulence by rules prohibiting them from making the quick maneuvers used by helicopters to evade enemy fire. Instead, the V-22 must land at speeds as slow as 9 mph and in a fairly straight line. A 2005 Pentagon report said these limitations “may prove insufficient” in protecting the V-22 from ground fire.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Marine Corps said Friday that the V-22 Osprey, a hybrid aircraft with a troubled past, will be sent to Iraq this September, where it will see combat for the first time. But because of a checkered safety record in test flights, the V-22 will be kept on a short leash. The Pentagon has placed so many restrictions on how it can be used in combat that the plane – which is able to drop troops into battle like a helicopter and then speed away from danger like an airplane – could have difficulty fulfilling the Marines’ long-standing mission for it. In Iraq, the V-22 will begin to replace the Vietnam-era helicopters that are increasingly facing enemy fire. The limitations on the V-22, which cost $80 million apiece, mean it cannot evade enemy fire with the same maneuvers and sharp turns used by helicopter pilots. last_img read more

Arsenal shouldn’t fear failure, says Wenger

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s fourth straight loss piled the pressure on manager Arsene WengerNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 8 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the club’s recent slump in form is a good opportunity for the players to show their strength and quality.The Gunners have lost four consecutive games in all competitions, most recently going down 2-1 at Brighton, and have fallen 13 points behind the Premier League’s top four. Arsenal are unlikely to catch up to the top four to qualify for the Champions League, which has put more pressure on the team to win the Europa League. The north London side will take on AC Milan in Italy on Thursday for a last-16 first-leg clash and Wenger is hoping his players can bounce back.“At the moment, it is certainly difficult when you go through a patch like that but I believe as well it is a good opportunity to show you have the quality and the strengths,” said Wenger, according to the Evening Standard.“You can only show that when it is difficult. It is a good opportunity to show we can deal with that and as well, on the longer term, it will make the team even stronger.“The players are a bit affected by what happens because the players want to win. In life, you forget quickly how good you are.“When you have a bad week, players change their mind about their own quality. We have not to forget we are good football players. But as well to fix reachable targets.“Be practical, pragmatic – focus on what you can do better and analyse well what you didn’t do well and not be scared too much about the consequences of a bad result. Focus on defending better, playing quicker and doing more things together. Reachable targets to improve the team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri: In-form Leicester star not for sale at any price

first_imgClaudio Ranieri believes Riyad Mahrez is priceless to Leicester after the winger’s stunning form. Algeria international Mahrez has scored four goals in his first three games this season to propel Leicester among the early-season pace-setters.They are joint second in the Barclays Premier League ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Bury in the Capital One Cup second round.Mahrez joined from Le Harve in 2014 and signed a new four-year contract in August and, ahead of the closure of the transfer window next week, Ranieri insisted Leicester will never be tempted to cash in.“We don’t sell him so there is no price,” he said. “We won’t sell him so it’s much better if they [other clubs] don’t ask.“I look at Riyad when we don’t have the ball, I’m trying to help him become the complete player, that is my job. “I want to improve him in the offensive line. He is improving every day, it’s important for him because he can get better. He’s young and only 24.”The Foxes are unbeaten ahead of their trip to Gigg Lane with Ranieri expected to make wholesale changes from the side which drew 1-1 with Tottenham at the weekend. 1 Riyad Mahrez last_img read more


first_imgAghyaran 5k Walk/Jog/Run 7.30pm June 29th 2012 @ Aghyaran Centre.Important info.
Ten valuable spot prizes will be drawn between all those who enter online.Nows the time to enter before you forget.
Name age and club or individual / email it to

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first_imgTickets for next month’s charity ball being organised by Donegal’s All-Ireland winning footballers of 1992 to mark the 20th anniversary of their achievement are in big demand.Speaking this week, Donal Reid, who was right half back on the 1992 Donegal team and who is one of the organisers of the ball, said there’s big interest in the event.“There’s been a great response since we held the official launch in the Finn Valley Centre last month,” he commented. “Because of the charity element, a lot of people are keen to lend their support to the ball. The three charities who will benefit are the Donegal Hospice, Donegal Living Links and the Alzheimer Society Donegal branch – three groups who do much for people at a local level and three groups that need constant financial support,” Donal added.“The fact that Donegal retained the Ulster title for the first time in the county’s history has given the entire county a huge left, and Jim McGuinness and his players will go into next month’s quarter-final at Croke Park with a huge degree of confidence. We are hoping that Donegal will be getting ready for an All-Ireland semi-final appearance when the ball takes place,” Donal said.The ball will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday, August 18th, with retired RTE commentator, Michael O Muircheartaigh and Charlie Collins of Highland Radio acting as MCs. Sam Maguire will also be there while supporters will have an opportunity to meet the 1992 team in the afternoon, also in the Abbey Hotel.Tickets for the ball, priced €25, are now available from the following outlets – Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town; Supervalu, Killybegs; Divers Newsagents, Ardara; Books and Charts, Dungloe; Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and Supervalu, Buncrana.  HUGE DEMAND FOR TICKETS TO CELEBRATE DONEGAL’S ALL IRELAND WIN was last modified: July 25th, 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) Tags:1992 ALL IRELAND BALLDONAL REIDlast_img read more


first_imgA 23-year-old man facing charges of causing the deaths of two friends by dangerous driving has had the case adjourned until July.Noel Carr, of Glenkeeragh, Newmills, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. Mr Carr appeared in court in relation to a road accident which claimed the lives of two young men in Rathmullan on August 3rd last year.Shaun Graham, 19, and Matthew Crawford, 21, from Letterkenny were both killed when the car in which they were passengers crashed on the Rathmullan to Portsalon Road.Mr Carr did not speak during the brief hearing today.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that a full book of evidence is being prepared in the case and the case was adjourned until July 28.DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING CASE ADJOURNED was last modified: May 19th, 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:DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVINGNoel Carrlast_img read more


first_imgThe site of the illegal dump at Doneyloop.Donegal County Council has carried out a clean-up of an illegal dumping site at Fearn Hill, Donnyloop.It follows an article on Donegal Daily earlier this week.The illegal site is cleaned up by Donegal County Council this morning.Residents of the area had contacted us to complain of the illegal dumping. This morning staff of Donegal County Council carried out a clean up of this site.The contents included paper, plastic, cardboard, metal, broken furniture and some food remnants.Donegal County Council have said said these contents will be rigorously checked for any evidence that may identify the person or persons responsible for this illegal activity.This area will be closely monitored over the coming months for any further activity. A spokesman for the council said “We would like to thank Donegal Daily and the community for their support in tackling this illegal activity. Every effort will be made to identify those responsible and they will be pursued for disposing of waste in this way.“We would like to remind members of the public that littering or disposing of waste in this way is illegal and you could face prosecution. We would also like to encourage the public to report any illegal dumping activity by contacting us at 074 91 53900 or by using the ‘Report It’ facility on the homepage of our website www.donegalcoco.ie.”The site is left spotless after it is cleaned up by the council.COUNCIL CLEANS UP ILLEGAL DONEYLOOP DUMP AFTER DONEGAL DAILY ARTICLE was last modified: March 13th, 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:clean-upDonegal County CouncilDonegal Dailydumpillegallast_img read more