18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 stealsLast Week: N/ACJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERBreaking the norm this season, we finally got a player to top this list twice.Against cellar-dwelling foes, CJ Perez’s steady play lifted Lyceum to stretch its unbeaten run to 11 as the Pirates continued to show their dominance.But tougher foes are still out to put the first dent in the Pirates’ armor, with games against Arellano and Perpetual slated in the next two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson We’re finally in the second round and it seems like Lyceum and San Beda are just cruising to get the top two spots in the Final Four.But the sense of urgency is palpable for the middle teams, with teams refusing to back down which led to two games this week going to overtime. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAs always, games are won by the heroes and this are this week’s top performers.(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground MOST READ GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend (2) Gab Dagangon – F, Perpetual Altas21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocksLast Week: N/AGab Dagangon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERPlaying like a team with a purpose, Perpetual Help finally gutted out a 88-82 overtime win over Letran.And the one to anchor the Altas was Gab Dagangon.The senior forward drilled huge buckets in the extra period as Perpetual Help got themselves back into the hunt for a Final Four slot.(3) Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1 assist, 1.5 blocksLast Week: 1Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERConsistency is key for Javee Mocon. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Last Week: N/ATey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro did all he could to salvage Jose Rizal University in its classic duel, drilling clutch triples just to keep his team in contention.However, his disqualification in second overtime after picking up his fifth foul took the air out of the Heavy Bombers. He was the fourth player to foul out in the game, as JRU saw they four-game winning streak come to a screeching halt. Winning start Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Michael Calisaan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall it a redemption game.Thrown out in San Sebastian’s first round meeting against EAC, Michael Calisaan came back with a vengeance as his superb efforts gave the Golden Stags another victory.More importantly, Calisaan’s performance leveled San Sebastian’s record to 5-5 as it gears up against contenders Perpetual and San Beda.(6) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs17 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assistsLast Week: 5Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERKent Salado chose the perfect time to be at his best as he delivered the dagger buckets in Arellano’s double overtime win over Jose Rizal University on Thursday.The fearless guard almost single-handedly put the game away and diffused the explosive Heavy Bombers.(7) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers30 points (6-17 3PT FG), 6 rebounds, 1 assist With Robert Bolick serving his one-game suspension on Friday, the forward kept San Beda afloat in its 88-70 win against Mapua.Continuously churning out double-doubles through the course of the season, it should be no surprise that Mocon is in the discussion for this season’s MVP race. (4) Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas21 points, 19 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/APrince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLeading the MVP race to end the first round, Prince Eze picked up where he left off and unleashed another dominant showing against Letran.The Nigerian imposed his will in the paint against the depleted Knights frontline on Thursday.(5) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 stealLast Week: N/A View comments
Minister Tweah was Liberia’s 171st Independence Day speaker. (Photo: Executive Mansion)-Says Finance Minister TweahThe current shortage of qualified teachers in classrooms across the country is far from relief as the Liberian government doesn’t plan to hire qualified teachers anytime soon.Finance and Development Planning Minister and National Independence Day Orator, Samuel Tweah, in his July 26 address, said currently the government lacks the needed resources to address the country’s persistent need for qualified teachers.“The number of sub-standard teachers providing instruction in schools is still too large, but attracting higher quality teachers has serious cost implications because the 2018/19 national budget has absorbed some 2,000 healthcare workers.“The fiscal space to take on 6,000 new teachers that are needed to close what has been called the teaching gap is not available,” Min. Tweah said.However, he has suggested that the government develops a national service scheme policy to address once and for all the continued shortage of qualified teachers in schools across the country.Mr. Tweah noted that such a scheme could drastically reduce the high level of sub-standard teachers in classrooms across the country, thereby addressing Liberia’s human capital need.He added that the poor state of human capital development underpins the country’s transformation because a nation is only as good as the quality of its human and institutional capabilities.“For the scheme to work properly and address our need for qualified teachers, it should be attached to scholarships for advanced degrees in order to attract qualified university graduates into the teaching field.“It is important to overhaul the whole structure and foundation of government scholarship programs, linking scholarship to national service. The Ministry of Education already has a program to attract a small number of college folks. We just have to blow this out. This scheme can help make the difference but it provides incentive (scholarship) to qualified university graduates to venture into the teaching field. This is the easiest way government can close the teaching gap.“We should all push our students to work harder and strive for excellence. This program can compete with centers of gambling and gaming that now distract our youth from a productive focus on their school work. The government, development partners and non-governmental organizations should work together to develop and sustain such a program,” Mr. Tweah said.The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) report — released during the 2016 celebration of the World Teacher Day — highlights that Sub-Saharan Africa faces the largest teacher gap.source: Quartz AfricaThe report revealed that in sub-Saharan Africa– the region with the fastest growing school-age population – more than 70% of the student population in countries in sub-Saharan Africa face teacher shortages in primary schools, while 90% do not have enough secondary teachers.The report added in order to meet sustainable development goal four, which specifically calls for more qualified teachers and more teacher training in developing countries, roughly 17 million primary and secondary teachers will need to be recruited and trained in sub-Saharan Africa within the next 14 years.Furthermore, this has led to overcrowding of classrooms across the continent. UIS estimates show that in 15 African countries, primary school classrooms are overcrowded, with each trained teacher typically having more than 40 pupils.source: Quartz AfricaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– fined ,000Rameshwar Beekham, the Berbice man who last month threatened to murder former Presidents BharratConvicted: Tameshwar BeekhamJagdeo and Donald Ramotar and several members of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), including General Secretary Clement Rohee, was on Thursday fined $75,000 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The 39-year-old farmer of Lot 2804 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice, pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that during the month of May 2016, using social media site Facebook, he threatened to murder Jagdeo, Ramotar, Rohee and Roger Luncheon.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that the defendant is a self-professed political activist who used his cellular phone to make several comments via Facebook, including threatening to murder the abovementioned persons, as well as other PPP/C supporters. The victims made a complaint to the Police and he was arrested and charged.Subsequent to his arrest, he was taken to Dr Byron Harry at the Psychiatric ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital for a mental evaluation and it was found that he was of a sound mind.According to Beekham, it started out when he made a comment about independence and praising the Government. He said because of speaking the truth on Facebook, he was attacked by “PPP supporters” who made ridiculous and threatening comments.“I was not strong enough to take those comments, which I regret. I am sorry,” he told the court.The Prosecutor indicated that the defendant was jailed for 14 months in 2005 for 14 counts of forgery. A failure to pay the fine will result in him spending six months in prison.Beekham had posted, “I will one day with my gang I am equipping and training will walk in Freedom House and murder Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP/C top brass”.An East Bank Essequibo woman was charged under Chapter 23 of the Racial Hostility Act for attempting to incite racial hostility or ill will against President David Granger following a post on Facebook which was deemed threatening.Bibi Safora Salim, 52, of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo, who is on $200,000 bail posted, “Granger want a bullet in head… I am out of a job now because of them”.
Thousands of Guyanese on Thursday night gathered at the D’Urban Park on Homestretch Avenue, to observe the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead, as Guyana celebrates 51 years as an Independent nation.It was a display of national unity as Guyanese from all walks of life congregated to witness the packed cultural presentation before the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead. Some screamed in excitement while some danced as they proudly waved the Golden Arrowhead and others just stood in amusement.Among the dignitaries in attendance were Head of State David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger along with the Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and his wife Sita Nagamootoo.Members of the Opposition were notably absent, having boycotted the event.Meanwhile, there was an explosion of cultural performances ranging from dances, to poems and songs.After the cultural presentations, ranks from the Guyana Defence Force and the Guyana Police Force in their pristine ceremonial uniforms, marched in formation to the loud applause of the crowd.This was immediately followed by the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead on the approximately 200 feet pole in the centre of the Jubilee Park. As the flag was hoisted there was the ceremonial beating of the drums and the National Anthem echoing in the background.The massive flag, which is 50ft x 30ft, started to unfold and swayed proudly with the heavy wind. Following the hoisting, fireworks lit the sky for about 10 minutes while the crowd cheered lustily.
Stuart Pearce believes Danny Welbeck’s move from Manchester United to Arsenal is brilliant for the player and great for England.The Three Lions forward had been shunted out on the left for the Red Devils in recent seasons, away from his preferred role as a central striker, leading to him wanting away from Old Trafford.But now, after joining the Gunners in a £16million deal on transfer deadline day, Pearce believes Welbeck can enhance his own abilities, which can only benefit England boss Roy Hodgson in the long run.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I worked with Danny Welbeck for a long period of time with the England Under-21s. He’s a smashing kid. He needs first-team football to push him on and take him to the next level, for the sake of him and the international team.”And Pearce believes more managers should put faith in young English players, with new Manchester United signing Radamel Falcao forcing Welbeck out of Old Trafford.He added: “Some of the managers in the Premier League have to have a bit of confidence in some of the young English players.“Roberto Martinez has shown confidence in the likes of John Stones and Ross Barkley and they have been massive assets to the football club. Sir Alex Ferguson, in years gone by, showed real confidence in British players and they’ve been assets.“Liverpool’s resurgence now is built on Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard, who are all English players. That tells you something straight away.”
Two Gardai had to be treated in hospital last night after an incident in Letterkenny.It is believed the two Gardai suffered the effects of pepper spray when they went to arrest a suspect.It is believed the man became violent and tried to resist arrest. In the course of apprehending the man, the Gardai are believed to have suffered pepper spray burns.The Gardai were treated at Letterkenny General Hospital but were later released. GARDAI TREATED AFTER PEPPER SPRAY INCIDENT was last modified: November 5th, 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:Gardailetterkennypepper spray
GLENSWILLY will bid for Ulster title glory in Omagh next month, the Ulster council of the GAA has said.The Co Donegal champions will play the Co Derry champions at Healy Park on Sunday, December 1.Throw-in will be at 3pm. The move has allayed fears of both sets of fans that the game may have been played at Clones. GLENSWILLY TO PLAY ULSTER FINAL IN OMAGH was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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:GLENSWILLY TO PLAY ULSTER FINAL IN OMAGH
Eric dier is the worst player I’ve ever seen play that role in my life. Shambles— Elliot Andrew (@elliotandrew17) June 28, 2018 Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song England and Tottenham midfielder had a night to forget against Belgium. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Pure class Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Tottenham star Dier has performed the role superbly for his club in recent years but, compared with Jordan Henderson‘s previous displays, he was unable to impress.The showing won Liverpool man Henderson even more fans, with many realising how important the 28-year-old is for England.And Dier now faces being dropped to the bench for the knockout clash with Colombia on Tuesday, July 3, and fans will be more than happy with that news, as you can see below. misery He may have been England captain but Eric Dier was slammed by supporters for his performance in their 1-0 defeat to Belgium.Already through to the last 16, manger Gareth Southgate shuffled his pack but, according to Three Lions fans, he played a joker in defensive midfield. Carrick (in retirement) could still sit in front of this #Eng defence and show Dier a thing or two. Another talented Englishman wasted. #ThreeLions— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) June 28, 2018 NO JOY SUPERSTITION Shy guy Henderson will sleep well tonight. Dier really poor.— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) June 28, 2018 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings You’re the one Shelvey would’ve been a better option than Delph or Dier.— Leigh Curtis (@LeighCurtis_NP) June 28, 2018 Watching Dier play tonight shows how much Hendo offers to the team. The QB— Bateson87 (@bateson87) June 28, 2018 diamond geezer Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches LU BEAUTY My Dad says he’d prefer Lloyd Dyer than Eric Dier. Can’t argue.— Jason Bourne 🗣🎙📻 (@JasonBourne1986) June 28, 2018 Not at all fussed by that result but jesus christ Dier is the WORST player to ever don an England shirt.— Liam Porter (@liamporter92) June 28, 2018 Can someone tell me Dier’s running stats compared to Henderson? I reckon I covered more ground walking to the pub tonight!? #EnglandBelgium— markstevens (@LUFCStevo) June 28, 2018 Latest World Cup 2018 news Good times Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Dier making Henderson look even better— Alex Gilbey (@agilbey8) June 28, 2018 Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch 1 Eric dier was honestly shocking tonight, how can you get given the armband and preform like that, wanker— JAB (@JoelBartlett1) June 28, 2018 Dier further cementing the fact that I’m now a Henderson fan— Sean Heal (@seanmheal) June 28, 2018 Fallon d’Floor Eric Dier is that bad. Even if i needed him to complete my panini sticker album and got him. He’d go straight in the bin #england— Iain Deighton (@Iain_Deighton) June 28, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
Stranorlar Sinn Fein has selected Convoy man Liam Doherty (35) as their second Candidate for the upcoming Local Elections.The selection convention took place this evening in Ballybofey, Doherty was selected uncontested by his Sinn Fein Colleagues.The event was chaired by former Councillor, Cora Harvey and the convention was addressed by Pearse Doherty TD. Speaking at the Convention Mr Doherty a native of Convoy said: “I am delighted to have been selected by my party colleagues to contest the local elections for Sinn Fein and hopefully will be the Party’s representative for the people of the Stranorlar Electoral Area on Donegal County Council come May 23rd along with Cllr Gary Doherty.“I have been overwhelmed by the endorsement I have received from my party colleagues and from people on the ground when I decided I would let my name go forward for convention.“Having been a member of Sinn Fein for the past 15 years, I have been on the ground and worked hard, – I think I have shown that I am up for the challenge and not afraid to roll up my sleeves. The time has now come for me to step forward.“I have been a strong community and political activist over the past 15 years, I know the issues on the ground, I have seen firsthand the poverty and desperation of people around me in my own community, I see the unfinished estates and the plight the people have to endure, I have travelled on sub standard roads and have sat in cold council houses – were the local council cannot afford to put in back boilers or change the windows, I have seen the pollution of our rivers and poor water quality, I have said goodbye to friends at the airport, I have watch hardworking men being forced to sign on the dole, see elderly people afraid in their homes and I see our Health system dwindle before our eyes. “I can’t personally fix all of this, but I understand, and I know Sinn Fein cares and I know Sinn Fein have solutions and I want to help Sinn Fein to implement these solutions. As Booby Sands once said no part is too small to play. This is my part now and if elected on May 23rd I can guarantee that I will do the best I can, representing the people will be my number 1 priority and will build Sinn Fein along the way.“I am looking forward to the election we have 6 seats to fill in Stranorlar and I am confident that we – Sinn Fein will be on 2 of those seats“I believe this is our time, our Dail representatives are the best in the Country and we need to be the best in the County. The people deserve better, the people deserve Sinn Fein”.Deputy Pearse Doherty addressing the convention acknowledged the hard work that Liam had done for the party and for his own community over the years and thanked him for taking up the election challenge.Deputy Doherty said: “I have known Liam for a long time and know his work ethic and his dedication, he is a true republican and rooted in his community. Liam is a true gentleman and the people of the Stranorlar area are very fortunate to have the calibre of Liam willing to represent them, one thing is for sure, whatever needs to be done Liam will do it, I have every faith in him and wish him the best of luck. Deputy Doherty concluded: “Sinn Fein have never been stronger in this area, the people will now have 2 Sinn Fein Councillors post May 23rd, this will be historic and this is achievable and together we can make this happen. The people need Sinn Fein and we need them so let’s put our shoulder to the wheel and get the people a solid Doherty voice in the Finn Valley.”SINN FÉIN SELECT CONVOY MAN TO RUN FOR COUNCIL was last modified: February 28th, 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)
A team of volunteers will face chilly weather as they sleep rough tonight in Letterkenny in aid of people facing real homelessness every day.North West Simon Community Annual ‘Sleep Out’ Campaign 2017 will take place this Friday, 6th Oct from 9pm in Letterkenny Market Square. From nightfall to morningtime, a group of volunteers will be setting up camp on the cold streets and are hoping to keep their spirits up by taking in generous donations from passers by. The Letterkenny Sleep Out will be officially launched at 9.15pm, and there will be pub collections throughout the night in local bars.You can also support their efforts online at https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/annual-sleep-out-nw-simonThis event is part of Simon Week: a national awareness campaign taking place from Mon, 2nd – Sun, 8th Oct.North West Simon Community reaches out to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or experiencing housing difficulties in Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. North West Simon Community prevented 186 families and individuals from becoming homeless in 2016 and need to continue to provide vital services in order to prevent homelessness throughout the region. The clients of the cause are individuals and families who are staying in emergency or temporary accommodation, on social housing lists or waiting in vain for suitable and affordable accommodation to become available in the private rental sector. North West Simon Community explains ‘they are the unofficial “hidden homeless” – people with no fixed residence that are ‘sofa-surfing’ or relying on the good-will of family and friends. The charity say that 8,000 people are stuck in emergency accommodation and many more in housing insecurity around Ireland.A North West Simon Community spokesperson said, “The biggest challenge right now is access to suitable and affordable accommodation and, unless urgently addressed, more people will suffer and more people will become homeless”.If you would like to support Simon in your Community and make a donation, please clink the link below to give what you can: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/annual-sleep-out-nw-simon Visit www.facebook.com/northwestsimoncommunityVolunteers to brave a cold Friday night sleeping rough in Letterkenny was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:homeslessnessSimon Communitysleep out