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UP taps ‘referee-consultants’ to observe crucial game vs La Salle

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Atty. Agaton Uvero, chairman of nowheretogobutUP Foundation, said his group will be tapping the services of veteran referees to oversee the game and provide “an objective assessment” of the officiating.“Admittedly, it is hard not to be biased in the heat of the moment. These referee-consultants will help us better appreciate the calls, help us better determine if the officiating is fair or not,” said Uvero.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“All we want is for the boys to have a fair shake. Let them play, let them decide who wins and who does not. Not the referees.”Uvero added that the move is to ensure a fairly-officiated game that won’t be decided by the referees and prevent a repeat of last year’s controversial Final Four duel between La Salle and Adamson where the Green Archers were called for only 12 fouls as compared to the Falcons’ 33. The referees of that game won by La Salle were eventually suspended. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil University of the Philippines has no plans of leaving anything to chance ahead of the Fighting Maroons’ all-important clash with the De La Salle Green Archers on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 “We just want a game that will be decided by the performances of the players, not by the whistles of the referees. We do not want a repeat of the past, another scenario wherein poor officiating can influence the outcome of the game,” he stressed.A win by UP over La Salle earns itself the No. 3 spot while a loss puts itself on the verge of missing the Final Four with a Far Eastern University win over No. 2 Adamson giving the Tamaraws the fourth spot.A loss by UP and FEU, however will pit the two against each other in a playoff for the last semifinals slot.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Player of the Week: Baser Amer continues clutch heroics for Meralco LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

YMCA, Internal Affairs Climax IDDR Celebration

first_imgThe Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in Monrovia last Tuesday.The Day was held at the YMCA headquarters on Broad Street in collaboration with Comic Relief and Y-Care International, UK.The program started with a street parade, followed by an engagement with stakeholders including the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).Also playing a crucial role were the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), who acted as panellists discussing the risks in disasters, while raising awareness on the importance of disaster preparedness in Liberia.The Day was held under the global theme, “Knowledge for Life.” Participants came from Slip Way and West Point communities, with officials from the Slum Dwellers Association of Liberia (SLUMDAL) also in attendance. Mr. Edward Gboe, national general secretary of the YMCA, who welcomed and recognized special guests, called on the government and citizens to work together to reduce risks and exposures to manmade and natural disasters through effective national policies, and to increase local knowledge and actions.“We are aware of risks to our lives and properties as a result of disasters. Your communities experience different forms of disasters, some manmade and some natural,’’ said Gboe. “We need to see actions by our government, communities and partners in the effort to implement policies and programs that will guide us in how we conduct our activities in an environmentally friendly way.’’In their panel discussions, the director general of the Liberian Fire Service (LNFS), Warsuwah Barvoul, cautioned community dwellers to avoid building on alleyways, and warned parents to stop keeping gasoline and other combustible materials in their homes.Mr. Barvoul spoke on the inaccessibility of fire officers in getting to slum communities during fire disasters in the exercise of their mandates. He further encouraged citizens and the government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities.Other panellists who formed part of the discussion were Augustine Kollie, National Technical Assistant at MIA and Nyenetue Romeo, UN Resident Coordinator.They challenged slum dwellers to take the lead in mitigating some of the challenges that pose risks to their lives as a result of fire disasters.The program also raised awareness on the use of traditional and local knowledge and practices to complement scientific knowledge in disaster risk management.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hiddink has rebuilt Chelsea’s confidence, says Saints boss and former colleague

first_img Guus Hiddink (right) has not lost in the Premier League since taking charge of Chelsea Ronald Koeman has credited Guus Hiddink with rebuilding Chelsea’s shattered confidence following the departure of Jose Mourinho and believes his influence is the reason for their improving form.Chelsea visit Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday having experienced defeat only once since Hiddink’s arrival in December after a traumatic opening half to the season which led to Mourinho’s sacking and in which he frequently criticised his players.Koeman’s team has similarly improved after a poor run, and the Dutchman, who is familiar with Hiddink’s methods having been coached by him at PSV Eindhoven before assisting him with the Netherlands at the 1998 World Cup, revealed he expected that would be the impact he would have.“He is always defending his players and that was good for Chelsea at that moment,” said Koeman, 52.“He was the right man at the right moment and the players are looking more comfortable and he has given them confidence.“I was expecting that because they have good players with good qualities. The way the manager is dealing with the team is good for this moment.“Why and when they changed the manager they signed Guus Hiddink for his second spell at Chelsea and he had, in the past, had a good relationship with the players.“He is a coach with a lot of experience at all levels and knows a lot. He has a knowledge about characters of players and how to give them that important support to the key players.”See here: Last month, Southampton’s Ronald Koeman keen on Chelsea job and wants Guus Hiddink recommendation 1last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL GIRL KAREN KELLY – THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL

first_imgHAS this girl got the voice of an angel? We think so… Karen Kelly is another stunning Co Donegal singer and is one if the 12 finalists in the Audition Vocal Competition run by Full Tilt Studios.All finalists had just 1 hour to record this version for this stage of the competitionHow it works:The 6 finalists with the most likes and views on their video will be put to a panel of 6 judges, who will pick the top 4 from that and they will go into the final.The deadline for likes and hits on the video is Thurs 22nd Dec at 6 P.MEach “LIKE” is worth 50 views. DDTV: DONEGAL GIRL KAREN KELLY – THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL was last modified: December 20th, 2011 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:competitionDDTVdonegalkaren kellysingerlast_img read more

PARENTS VOICE CONCERN AS SCHOOL’S FAULTY LIGHTS STILL NOT REPLACED

first_imgChildren at a Donegal primary school will start lessons for 2014 with a death trap outside their school – despite repeated appeals by parents to rectify it.No sign of new traffic lights outside Gleneely National School.Concerned parents at Gleneely National School in Killygordan have been without traffic lights outside their school since the summer.The lights developed a fault a number of months ago and were taken away for repair but have still not been returned. The issue was again raised in December but the lights have still not been returned as pupils begin lessons for 2014 today.One parent who contacted Donegal Daily said the matter can be sorted by Donegal County Council for a few euro but nothing has been done about it.“If a child is killed outside the school then Donegal County Council will have this hanging over them.“It is a disgrace that months after the lights were removed and weeks after we highlighted it, nothing has been done. “Will it take serious injury to a child or even something worse for the council to sit up and do the decent thing,” asked the parent.Local county councillor Gary Doherty has raised the issue and says the council must be embarrassed by the lack of action.The Sinn Fein councillor said “This school is on a busy back road which connects large area of Aghyaran with the Finn Valley. Cars have a tendency to go past the school at a dangerous rate, and there is a real danger here now that the traffic lights are out of action.“Parents and staff of the school are very anxious to have the lights repaired as soon as possible.”He added that Donegal County Council are aware of the issue here as they came and took the lights away for repair a number of months ago. “However they haven’t been seen since. That is a cause of embarrassment to the Council and I would call on them to take urgent action to address this issue.“Our children’s safety is not an issue we can take lightly and we need to be proactive to prevent a tragedy occurring here, especially now in the dark evenings.”PARENTS VOICE CONCERN AS SCHOOL’S FAULTY LIGHTS STILL NOT REPLACED was last modified: January 6th, 2014 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:Gleneely National Schooltraffic lightslast_img read more

Elephants to get more trunk space

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“The people of Los Angeles should be very proud of their City Council. They’re going to have a world-class zoo.” The council voted 13-2 for the exhibit, with Councilmen Dennis Zine and Bill Rosendahl opposed. “When I look at what we’re doing to them in the zoo, I don’t think it’s appropriate,” said Zine, who recounted his experience seeing elephants in the wild while on a photo safari to Africa. “They belong in natural environment, not an enclosure.” The decision to build the new elephant enclosure comes after more than a year of scrutiny by animal rights activists, who claimed the zoo’s original plan for a two-acre preserve was too small. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa concurred, and ordered an independent review of the elephants’ health and living quarters. The elephant experts recommended against sending the animals to sanctuary, instead suggesting the zoo expand the animals’ current half-acre enclosure to more than three acres. On Wednesday, dozens of animal rights activists packed council chambers for the final vote, with half in favor and half opposed. Critics wore T-shirts printed with a quote from Villaraigosa: “A zoo is not an appropriate place for an animal as large as an elephant.” After the vote, Villaraigosa said he still personally opposes keeping elephants in the zoo but would not contest the council’s decision. “I won’t veto this. The council has spoken clearly with this 13-2 vote, and I’m going to accede to the will of the council.” The Elephants of Surin exhibit, to be completed by mid-2008, will be funded, in part, with $17.7 million in voter-approved park bond money, $4.5 million donated by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and $2.3 million from the sale of private property donated to the zoo association. The city will make up the rest of the cost with $14 million borrowed from the city’s Municipal Investment Corp. To repay the loan, the city will pay $1.12 million each year from the general fund for 20 years, which will add $8.5 million to the $14 million cost. Exhibit opponents complained the exhibit was too expensive and would not provide enough space, particularly if the zoo ever increases its display to six to eight elephants as the general manager has suggested. As the City Council voters were tallied, opponents yelled “Free the Elephants,” and Catherine Doyle with the Los Angeles Alliance for Elephants said the group will continue pushing the city to ship the animals to a sanctuary. “This is a big loss for taxpayers and an even bigger loss for the elephants.” But zoo supporters said the decision will maintain one of the zoo’s most popular attractions, and provide a healthier home for the elephants. Actress and L.A. Zoo volunteer Betty White regularly joins the elephants on their morning walks and she praised the City Council’s action. “Now we’re got to get it done as quickly as we can.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In pursuit of a “world-class zoo,” the City Council voted Wednesday to build a $39 million elephant exhibit – complete with grasslands and waterfalls – at the Los Angeles Zoo. Animal activists have urged the city for the last year to send the zoo’s three elephants – Ruby, Gita and Billy – to a sanctuary where the animals would have more space. But an overwhelming majority of the council was convinced the elephants are crucial to the zoo experience and that they would thrive in the 3.5-acre Elephants of Surin exhibit. “We have three elephants at the zoo… Right now we have to make it better for them, safer for them,” said Councilman Tom LaBonge, who has been the leading council proponent for the exhibit. last_img read more

England v USA ticket sales will not be donated to Wayne Rooney Foundation

first_img 4 4 The record goalscorer will pick up a 120th and final senior cap at Wembley Stadium on November 15, as England supporters are given the chance to give their former captain a proper send-off.The 33-year-old, who now plays for DC United in Major League Soccer, has not represented the Three Lions in almost two years.He will, however, play some part in the upcoming friendly against the United States, in a match which will be known officially as the Wayne Rooney Foundation International.But, despite the match being named in honour of the former Manchester United forward’s charity, the gate receipts will NOT form part of the donations.“The FA is a not-for-profit organisation which invests millions of pounds back into the grassroots game on an annual basis,” said an FA spokesperson on Tuesday.“The proceeds from the England v USA will go back into the English game.“However, to honour Wayne Rooney and his record-breaking England career, we will also help raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation through a number of fundraising initiatives around the match.” Wayne Rooney’s charity will NOT receive any of the proceeds from ticket sales for the striker’s farewell England match against the United States, the Football Association have confirmed.The FA insist gate receipts from the game will be reinvested into grassroots football, and that the Wayne Rooney Foundation will be supported in other ways. Since joining from Everton last summer, Rooney has scored 12 goals for MLS side DC United It is understood the FA will support the foundation through fan collections, silent auctions in hospitality suites and by promoting awareness of the causes Rooney’s charity is raising funds for.Supporters will be given the option to add a donation to the Wayne Rooney Foundation when they purchase tickets for the match, while there will be text-to-donate details inside the stadium during the 90 minutes.The decision to award Rooney such an honour has been met with differing responses from former England internationals.Goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who with 125 caps is the only player to have represented England more times than Rooney, and ex-captain Alan Shearer both agreed that Rooney’s achievements deserve honouring – but that should not extend to him playing in the match. But World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst supports the decision and believes it could benefit Southgate’s up-and-coming youngsters.“Wayne Rooney has been the best England player of his generation, and his contribution deserves to be recognised,” Hurst told Grosvenor Sport.“I’m glad that we’ll see him in an England shirt one last time. We’re talking about the record England cap-holder for an outfield player, the national side’s record goal scorer and someone who has been a fantastic servant for club and country throughout his career.England’s World Cup-winning legend Geoff Hurst has backed Rooney’s tribute game”On top of that, there’s also a lot of money set to be raised for charity, which will be fantastic to see. It’s important for football players to support charities whenever they can, and Wayne is certainly someone who has done that.“If we’re also talking about helping young players develop in the international set-up, then surely celebrating Wayne’s career in this way is an example to the next generation of England stars.“It shows them how they can be thought of if they follow Wayne’s example and are as successful as him for England.” Rooney’s final cap will come against the United States, the country in which he is currently playing 4last_img read more

Now, the work begins

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 ANAHEIM – When the Angels clinched a wild-card berth for the 2002 playoffs, they partied like it was 1986. And, in fact, the last time the Angels had reached the playoffs was 1986. But when the Angels take the field at Angel Stadium tonight to face the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, simply being there is not enough. Between 1986 and 2002, the Angels had a 15-season playoff drought. With their playoff appearance this season, the Angels have reached the postseason in three of four seasons, giving the club the tag it had been striving for: perennial contender. “(Reaching the post-season) qualifies us to go on and finish the job we set out to do,” Angels general manager Bill Stoneman said. “That’s really what it is. It takes a long time, a lot of aches and pains, ups and downs to get to the point we’re at.” The Angels beat the Yankees in six of 10 meeting this season, and in the Joe Torre era (starting in 1996), the Angels are the only team with a winning record vs. the Yankees (49-48). The Angels also beat the Yankees in the two clubs’ only postseason meeting in 2002. The Angels’ secret? Pretend it’s not the Yankees in the other dugout. “We never talk about it,” Angels first baseman Darin Erstad said. “We just go out and play just like it’s any other day, any other team. … When we play them, we don’t change our game.” The Yankees are hot, having gone 20-10 in September/October to pass the Boston Red Sox and win the AL East. The have the possible MVP in Alex Rodriguez, who hit 48 homers and drove in 130 runs. Jason Giambi (32) and Gary Sheffield (34) also hit more than 30 homers. Hideki Matsui (116) and Sheffield (123) also drove in more than 100 runs. Only Vladimir Guerrero exceeded 30 and 100 for the Angels. Facing the Yankees lineup poses a considerable challenge for the Angels’ pitchers, starting with Bartolo Colon, their Game 1 starter against Yankees starter Mike Mussina. “I think all of them are dangerous,” Colon said through an interpreter. “One thing that comes to mind, to me, they are all cleanup hitters. That’s the way I see the Yankee lineup.” It’s the way it’s supposed to be in New York, where nothing short of winning the World Series will do. “When you play for the Yankees, when you work for the Yankees, getting to the World Series is one necessary item that needs to take place,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “Winning the World Series is one above that.” The Angels also go in playing well, having won 14 of 16 to finish the regular season with 95 wins, matching the Yankees. The Angels got home-field advantage because they won the season series. While any team would prefer to go into the playoffs on a roll, history shows it isn’t that important. The Angels struggled in the final week of the season in 2002, then got hot in the playoffs and won it all. Last season, the Angels finished strong, then got swept by the Red Sox in the first round. What the Angels are counting on is for their pitching staff to react the same way it did during the regular season. All five of their starters have a record of .500 or better, and they have the probable Cy Young Award winner in Colon. They have one of the best bullpens in the majors, anchored by closer Francisco Rodriguez, who had 45 saves. “I can’t say enough about the pitching,” Erstad said. “They never complained about the offense, they kept getting people out. There’s no way we’d be here without them.” Starting pitching has been the Yankees’ biggest problem, but they’ve received impressive late-season contributions from Aaron Small (10-0) and Shawn Chacon (7-3). And of course, there’s long-time Angels nemesis Randy Johnson. The Angels’ only real problem area this season has been their offense, but the bats have come alive in September/October, when the Angels averaged 4.9 runs per game. Notes: Kevin Gregg made the Angels’ roster as the 10th pitcher over left-hander Jason Christiansen. Because Ervin Santana made 103 pitches in six innings Sunday, the Angels needed someone like Gregg who could pitch multiple innings out of the bullpen if needed early in the series. … Former Angels pitchers Troy Percival and Chuck Finley will take part in tonight’s first-pitch ceremonies. Joe Haakenson, (626) 962-8811 joe.haakenson@sgvn.com last_img read more

Homicide victim, 27, identified

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake PALMDALE – A 27-year-old man was identified as the homicide victim found in a field near a Palmdale neighborhood. The man’s name was not immediately released as investigators attempted Sunday to locate his family to notify them. “He may have been shot the previous evening when neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the area,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Paul Patterson said. Shot several times, the man was found dead Saturday morning by a local resident off-roading near Avenue R-7 and Palm Vista Avenue, deputies said. He was identified through his fingerprints, coroner’s officials said. 160Want 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

Donegal road safety campaigner outraged at schools’ cycle helmet loophole

first_imgA well-known Donegal road-safety campaigner has urged the Government to act immediately after a campaign found that school-lockers are not big enough to store cycle helmets.Mary Clinton, of ACEART, has said the glaring error is forcing children across Donegal and the rest of the country to leave their cycle helmets at home.The study found that lockers in most local schools are not big enough to hold the helmets. She has now contacted all Government Ministers pleading with them to address the situation.Ms Clinton said she was contacted by the grandparent of a child who cycles to school everyday but who cannot fit their helmets in their lockers with their books.She has carried out extensive research and found the nine out of ten schools do not provide lockers which can accommodate helmets.Leading Road Safety Campaigner Mary Clinton.She contacted the Department of Education in Athlone but was told that they could not address her issues as the Department only funded the lockers and did not make them. Ms Clinton has now demanded that the Government look into the issue as a matter of priority.“I simply cannot believe in this day and age that children are not being encouraged to wear cycling helmets. If children have nowhere to put their lockers during school then they will not wear them.“It is a simple safety issue and yet it is being ignored. And it is only getting worse with the long winter nights now drawing in.“Ia m hopeful that the Government will come back to me on this urgent matter for our children sake and safety,” she said.Donegal road safety campaigner outraged at schools’ cycle helmet loophole was last modified: November 11th, 2016 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