Fernandez rues little things as San Beda left without twice-to-beat

first_img“We nearly won the game but we didn’t finish it. I just told the players that even though we lost this game, we still have another chance of getting into the Finals,” he said. “We just lost twice-to-beat advantage (because of the stepladder semis). We’re just on a bye and waiting for a knockout match. We just made life hard for us, but at least we showed that we can beat Lyceum.”But Fernandez warned San Beda that as much as the players want to get back at Lyceum in the big stage, it has to focus on the task at hand which is the stepladder semifinals.“Our main goal right now is not to look for LPU. Our focus is on the semifinals and who we’re gonna play next because until now, we still don’t who are opponent is in the stepladder,” he said. “Let’s forget LPU first. Let’s manage that semifinals win. Right now, we’re staying focused on what we have to do and focus on the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “We have a good chance of winning that game but in the end, it just boiled down to one free throw,” he said, citing Robert Bolick’s split from the free throw line in the last 1.5 seconds of the first overtime period which could have decided the game.“It boiled down to easy layups, misses, and they got defensive rebounds, and then we fouled. It’s just little things that hopefully we can learn and look forward for the next round.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Pirates completed the record-setting 18-0 finish while snapping defending champions’ 15-game winning streak and forcing them to play in the stepladder semifinals without a twice-to-beat advantage despite their no. 2 record.Still, the multi-titled mentor was glad with how the Red Lions fought against the Pirates, noting that hope is still not lost in their title retention quest despite missing out on the Final 4 bonus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez rued the little things that went wrong in San Beda’s 107-105 loss to Lyceum in double overtime in its last game in the NCAA Season 93 elimination round.Only a free throw separated victory and defeat for the Red Lions, who missed out of a chance thwart the Pirates’ historic sweep bid and keep the regular Final Four format.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Perez grateful for immense trust from ‘hero’ Robinson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

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Theft of Explosives from Chetwynd

first_imgIn the interest of public safety and an attempt to gain more information, the Chetwynd RCMP is advising the public of a theft of explosives that occurred near Chetwynd sometime overnight between July 15th and July 16th, 2008. Sometime during that night, thieves broke open two locked magazines and made off with a number of Vibrogel Dynamite sticks and detonation caps from a remote wooded area near Chetwynd. Each dynamite stick is described as red with a plastic casing, 60 millimeters in length, weighing 2 kilograms and marked with Dyno VIBROGEL on the side. Further, each stick is attached to a 65 foot yellow cord. Adding to police concerns, these explosives may not be properly stored and transported. The Chetwynd RCMP are vigorously working with various partners and resources to locate the explosives and the person(s) responsible for the disappearance. Anyone that locates these explosives is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with information about this theft, is asked to contact your local detachment of the RCMP or call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS (8477). Information that leads to an arrest, may result in cash rewards. – Advertisement -Please contact the e-mail address below to request a picture of the explosives or go to www.bc.rcmp.ca.last_img read more

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Eagles boss hails Adebayor as one of top three players to have played for Palace – exclusive

first_imgSteve Parish has hailed Emmanuel Adebayor as one of the best two or three players to have ever played for Crystal Palace.The controversial Togolese striker has signed for the Eagles on a free transfer until the end of the season, having been released by Tottenham in September last year.And despite his reputation as a troublesome character who performs only in fits and starts, the Selhurst Park chairman insists there can be no doubts about his qualities.“We all know the pedigree of the player,” he said in an interview on the Sports Bar. “There are only two or three players with this pedigree that have played for Crystal Palace. We don’t sign too many players who have played for Real Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester City.“The quality is there and that’s why we’ve taken him. Hopefully he can give us something we’ve not had for a while – which is that little bit of X Factor.”Adebayor, 31, has not played a competitive match since May 2015, but has still been collecting £100,000 a week from Spurs.And Parish insists his return to the Premier League is all to do with football – and nothing at all to do with money.He added: “We’ve spoken to plenty of people who have been in and around him and we’ve had nothing but positive reports. He’s at that stage of his career where he’s playing because he loves the game and we’re not expecting any problems.“I’ve met him a couple of times and he seems like a really nice guy. We all start with a fresh sheet of paper and, if we get out of him what we’ve seen at other clubs, we’ll be very happy.“He could probably sit around and not play and be just as well off, with the way it’s worked out with his last club, so he’s playing because he wants to play football and wants to show people he can still do it. Everyone’s interests are aligned on that score and he had no demands at all. None. It was easy [to negotiate a deal].“He doesn’t have to play to make the same money, so there’s no question he wants to perform.”Parish also admits this may not be the last arrival at Palace before the close of the transfer window next Monday (February 1).“We’d like to get someone else in,” he added. “This one [Adebayor] takes the pressure off but there are a few more possible deals we’re involved in that we’d like to try to do.”last_img read more

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STUDENTS HELP PIECE JIGSAW TOGETHER WITH GENEROUS €2,000 DONATION

first_imgJigsaw Donegal, an organisation dealing with young people with mental health problems, are the recipients of the fundraising by members of the Students Union team at Letterkenny IT. Jack McGrory, Jigsaw representative is pictured receiving a cheque for €2,000 which was raised by the sale of wrist bands in the SU Shop during Freshers Week, the funds were presented on Wednesday. Included are Olaide Adjorin, Welfare Offficer, Chris McDyre, Entertainments Officer, Patricia Gallagher and Dylan McGowan, Student Union President.The Student Union at LYIT have put their shoulder to the wheel and raised a generous €2,000 for the Jigsaw Donegal Service. The Jigsaw Donegal service celebrated its three year anniversary on 1st of October 2015.More than 1,028 young people aged between 15 and 25 have been referred to the service since its inception. The anniversary coincides with World Mental Health week. Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health was founded by Dr Tony Bates in response to the urgent need for mental health services and supports for young people in Ireland.Jigsaw is Headstrong’s response to this need. Jigsaw in Donegal ensures that 15-25 year olds access youth friendly, integrated mental health supports when and where they need them.The service has five outreach centres in Carndonagh, Buncrana, Ballyshannon, Killybegs and Dungloe as well as the main office located on Pearse Road, Letterkenny.This enables young people in Donegal to have access to the service within 30 minutes of their homes. The Students Union at Letterkenny IT, being aware of the need for the service and the benefits that are associated with it, set about fundraising in September this year at their Freshers Week Event on 21-24 September 2015.The sale of student wrist bands was the idea that kicked off the fund raiser for Entertainments Officer Chris McDyre at Letterkenny IT.In selling the bands to the student at a price of €10 each student received discounted rates in several restaurants in Letterkenny, venues such as The Orchard Inn, Arena 7, The Cavern, Chartwells in Letterkenny IT, Dominos Pizza House and Hotcake had all been signed up in advance of the fundraising programme.The wrist bands were sold at the Student Union Shop in Letterkenny IT and a final tally of €2,250 was raised.As the Christmas appeal for Hampers was also in need of assistance the Student Union donated €250 to the Chaplaincy Office and the remaining €2000 to Jigsaw Donegal. STUDENTS HELP PIECE JIGSAW TOGETHER WITH GENEROUS €2,000 DONATION was last modified: December 16th, 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:donegalJigsaw DonegalLYITStudents Unionlast_img read more

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Aitor Karanka could replace David Moyes as Sunderland boss – shock reports

first_img Aitor Karanka 1 Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been linked with the job at Sunderland.The Black Cats were relegated to the Championship at the weekend and the future of current boss David Moyes is now very unclear.And, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Karanka could be offered the job if Moyes does depart this summer.Karanka was sacked by Middlesbrough in March after a ten-match winless run, leaving them perilously close to relegation.They are still six points adrift of safety with three left to play and look set to follow Sunderland into the second tier.Karanka has been suggested as a candidate for the job at Athletic Bilbao, one of his old clubs, but he will be considered by Sunderland.It has been reported that the north east club were impressed by the way Karanka lead Middlesbrough to promotion and could turn to him to do the same for them.last_img read more

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Former Premier League club chairman: There is always an issue with Arsenal fans

first_imgStop complaining about Stan Kroenke’s takeover!That is the message to Arsenal fans from Simon Jordan, the former Crystal Palace chairman and talkSPORT presenter. ‘The fans had issues with Wenger, issues with Kroenke, issues with Usmanov, issues with wages, issues with transfer fees…. there always seems to be an issue!’ 👀@SJOpinion10 tells #Arsenal fans to stop complaining about Stan Kroenke’s takeover 🤫[📻 @JimWhite on talkSPORT] pic.twitter.com/yrAZhUJrUI— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 8, 2018 The Gunners’ faithful are not happy with the news Kroenke, the club’s majority shareholder, is taking full ownership of the club after agreeing a deal to buy Alisher Usmanov’s 30 per cent stake.The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust have branded the move a ‘dark day’ and said ‘taking the club private will see the end of supporters owning shares in Arsenal and their role upholding custodianship values.’But Jordan said: “The fans have to look at it pragmatically. Last year, the big thing was ‘we have to get rid of Wenger’. They had an issue with Usmanov, they have an issue with Kroenke, they have got an issue with the way the club has run, they had an issue with the wages players weren’t getting paid, they had an issue with transfer fees.“There always seems to be an issue at Arsenal.“He is going to own these shares, that is going to happen. We can stand on the sidelines and throw hand grenades at him but the more pragmatic scenario would be to watch what he does and see how the club advances because it is going backwards right now. And if it is going backwards outside the top four, it will eventually hit their balance sheet and Kroenke is not going to allow that.”Listen to what Simon Jordan had to say on talkSPORT IN FULL below: Arsenal fans make their feelings clear about Stan Kroenke center_img 1 getty last_img read more

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Rodgers’ ridiculous record v Rangers and the managers he has seen off

first_img 4 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most popular Scottish football news scrap Murty had two spells in charge of Rangers either side of Warburton and Caixinha Celtic take on Rangers in the first Old Firm derby of the season, a game that sees Steven Gerrard take his team to Parkhead for the first time.Brendan Rodgers has seen off previous bosses and is yet to lose to Celtic’s Glasgow rivals. Here, talkSPORT.com looks at the 11 games.Mark Warburton1. Celtic 5-1 Rangers (Scottish Premiership) – 10/09/16This was the first league derby in four years and saw Moussa Dembele score a hat-trick2. Rangers 0-1 Celtic (League Cup) – 23/10/16Dembele was the man again as Celtic set up a final against Aberdeen.3. Rangers 1-2 Celtic (Scottish Premiership) – 31/12/16That man Dembele scored again as Celtic came from behind after Kenny Miller scored first. Scott Sinclair got the winner. Pedro Caixinha5. Celtic 2-0 Rangers (Scottish FA Cup) – 23/04/17Celtic earned a chance to win a domestic treble by getting through this semi-final at Hampden. Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair were the goal scorers.6. Rangers 1-5 Celtic – 29/04/17 (Scottish Premiership)The final Old Firm derby of the season saw a dominant win for Rodgers and Celtic at Ibrox in their unbeaten campaign.7. Rangers 0-2 Celtic – 23/09/17 (Scottish Premiership)The win moved Celtic to 57 games unbeaten, but it was Caixinha’s last in charge of Rangers, who was shown the door after seven months in charge. It was a game in which the manager accused Scott Brown of elbowing Alfredo Morelos. 4 Graeme Murty (caretaker)4. Celtic 1-1 Rangers (Scottish Premiership) – 12/03/17A late Clint Hill goal denied Celtic a fourth win of the season against their rivals. 4 Brendan Rodgers has seen off four managers of Rangers during his time at Celtic. Mark Warburton was the first to go Gerrard was appointed Rangers boss in May Pedro Caixinha lasted seven months in the Ibrox hot seat Graeme Murty8. Celtic 0-0 Rangers – 30/12/17 (Scottish Premiership)This was another game in which Murty, given the job until the end of the season, was able to take points off Celtic.9. Rangers 2-3 Celtic – 11/03/18 (Scottish Premiership)Odsonne Edouard scored the winner as 10-man Celtic twice came from behind to win at Ibrox.10. Celtic 4-0 Rangers – 15/04/18 (Scottish FA Cup)Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor, Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham sent Celtic on their way to securing back-to-back domestic trebles.11. Celtic 5-0 Rangers – 29/04/18 (Scottish Premiership)Celtic won the title by beating Rangers and it spelled the end of Murty’s time in charge. In May, Rangers appointed Steven Gerrard as their new manager. 4last_img read more

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DDTV: GO ON…WATCH KEVIN CASSIDY’S WINNING POINT AGAIN!

first_imgIT was one of the epic endings to any GAA game.This video shows the great point from Kevin Cassidy which took Donegal through to an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Tyrone or Dublin in four weeks time – followed by the final whistle celebrations. Enjoy it over and over again.DDTV: GO ON…WATCH KEVIN CASSIDY’S WINNING POINT AGAIN! was last modified: July 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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 v kildarevideo of kevin cassidy pointlast_img read more

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NOT A SINGLE EXTRA DAY BEHIND BARS FOR THUG WHO HIJACKED WIFE OF DONEGAL TEAM DOCTOR

first_imgA THUG who hijacked a Donegal woman’s jeep with her nine-year-old child still in the back seat hasn’t been given a single extra day behind bars.Bernadette Moran (37), is the wife of the Donegal football team doctor, Letterkenny based Kevin Moran.She was in Dublin last August with her three children for an All-Ireland quarter-final match in Croke Park when Christopher Coakley pulled her out of her jeep and tried to drive away. He ignored her pleas to let her get her child from the backseat but the woman managed to flee with the child as Coakley was distracted by trying to work the jeep’s controls.Judge Desmond Hogan sentenced him to three years which is to run alongside a three year sentence he is already serving for a firearms offence. This was backdated to December 5 last when he was taken into custody.Coakley, 21, of Belvedere Place pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to hijacking the jeep at Mountjoy Square on August 5, 2012.The court heard he has 92 previous convictions and during his teens he was up before the Children’s Court “two or three times a week”.The judge said he was not going to impose a consecutive sentence as Coakley “is still a young man” but warned that this shouldn’t be seen as a precedent. He also imposed 12 months post release supervision.Garda Carl Byrne told prosecuting counsel Martina Baxter BL that Ms Moran had stopped the jeep and was waiting as two of her children played in the park across the road.She looked in the rear-view mirror and saw someone running towards her. Coakley then pulled open the door and told her to “get the f**k out”. Ms Moran was able to grab her phone before getting out of the jeep.Coakley got in the driver seat and was trying to operate the gears as Ms Moran pleaded with him to let him get the nine-year-old child from the backseat. She later told gardai she was praying that her other children wouldn’t return from the park during the incident.Coakley was trying to accelerate with the handbrake on and there was black smoke coming from the exhaust. Ms Moran used the opportunity to get the child seconds before the jeep sped off.The vehicle was found abandoned shortly afterwards and a fingerprint on the door led to Coakley’s arrest the following month.Coakley’s mother, Paula Johnson, said she is “so ashamed and sorry for the woman and her children.” She tearfully told the court her son needs residential treatment for his drug abuse because “this is no life for anyone.”Defence counsel Lorcan Staines BL said Coakley was one of the most problematic youths the State has dealt with. He offered his client’s apologies to the victim and said that Coakley accepts a significant jail term is unavoidable.NOT A SINGLE EXTRA DAY BEHIND BARS FOR THUG WHO HIJACKED WIFE OF DONEGAL TEAM DOCTOR was last modified: February 26th, 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)last_img read more

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Action needs to be taken to protect dropping UK visitor market – Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says the failure of Minister Shane Ross to develop a national mitigation plan for the tourism industry in light of Brexit is a dereliction of his duties as Minister.He added that moreover it is a failure on the part of the Government to prepare and protect the Irish Tourism market for post Brexit shocks.Speaking following the release of the latest overseas visitor numbers by the CSO, which showed that while overall visitor numbers continue to rise, numbers from the UK are down 6.4% on last year. He said “I have raised this matter earlier this year when I highlighted the potential dangers of the decline in sterling and the dynamic from the fallout of the Brexit decision.”Pat the Cope added rapidly falling tourism visitors from the UK due to Brexit and sterling devaluation is now becoming a reality.He said “I fear that the decline this year could herald an even more substantial drop-off in UK visitors over the next two years, as Brexit chips away at consumer confidence among British would-be tourists. This is most concerning for the border counties and especially Donegal as we benefit directly from the UK market and have a heavy dependence on the UK visitors.”He claimed Minister Ross has been an absentee Minister for Tourism so far in this Government focusing only on PR events but totally absent in terms of policy formation or progressing the sector. “What is deeply concerning for me is that the Government did not see this coming and put in place preventive measures – there is a clear sense from Minister Ross and the Government in general, of self-satisfaction with the Tourism numbers which were published recently. Minister Ross just does not seem to get just how dangerous these trends could be for the Irish tourism sector.“While overall tourism numbers are still marginally up on last year, the reality is that UK visitors are the bedrock of the tourism sector, accounting for 41% of the total number of overseas visitors to Ireland. Given the sheer number of visitors from the UK, they cannot be replaced quickly or easily by visitors from other countries. Many smaller tourism businesses in particular will feel the pinch if numbers from the UK continue to decline at this rate especially in the years ahead.”Pat the Cope further added the tourism sector is crying out for a national mitigation plan to reduce the impact of Brexit and global uncertainty.“Yet Minister Ross has done nothing to assure the sector that he has a plan that can protect jobs. The strategy of the Minister seems to be to hold endless conferences and press gatherings to boast of our success, gleefully ignoring the looming threat hanging over the sector. The Government in the forthcoming budget must prioritise Tourism investment, with special emphasis on the UK market in terms of promotion and marketing, now is the time to invest in protecting the UK market for Irish Tourism and the hospitality sector.“We need a new overarching tourism policy to reassure the industry that there is a strategy in place for the consequences of Brexit and we need a support fund for areas that will be hit especially hard from a sharp decline in visitors from Britain,” concluded Pat the Cope. Action needs to be taken to protect dropping UK visitor market – Cope was last modified: August 16th, 2017 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:BrexitdonegalPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

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