Before playing for NCAA crown, Lyceum Pirates face another hurdle—exams

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The week before the championship round starts, the younger Pirates will take on a challenge no amount of running and pressing could help them—exams.Pirates head coach Topex Robinson said he’ll give his players the time off to prepare for the tests but he’s got two people to help him in putting the Pirates into student mode.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 ChrissCJ Perez and MJ Ayaay are both graduating players and they took the responsibility of making sure their younger teammates are facing their textbooks and notepads.“Coach always told us to always focus on the present so what they can do is first focus on the exams and after that they can go workout,” said Perez, who’s a graduating Marketing Management student. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lyceum is back in the biggest fight in the NCAA, but before it takes a crack at the title there’s one more task that needs to be done.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ayaay, who is taking the same course as Perez’, said he always talks to his younger teammates and gives them advice when it comes to dealing with professors.“I talk to them when they failed to attend their classes and I always tell them to go to visit their professors because those guys will appreciate it,” said Ayaay in Filipino. “The professors know that you’re tired and sometimes can’t go to class but they will be considerate with you.”Ayaay said the only thing he’s focusing on, apart from basketball, is his internship and that gives him the time to be a scholastic mentor to the other Pirates.“I don’t have a problem with my subjects and that gives me the time to talk to my teammates about their studies,” added Ayaay.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda heads to 13th straight NCAA finals, ousts Perpetuallast_img read more

Long rallies and close wins highlight 2nd night

first_imgANSA McAL Trading Ltd Lucozade Handicap Tournament…With more matches being played in the second round of the Lucozade Handicap Squash Tournament, sponsored by ANSA McAL Trading Ltd, on Thursday night at the Georgetown Club, tired players fought on to push through to the next round.Deje DiasIn category A, Zachary Persaud took on Dhirren Persaud, triumphing in a three-game bout. Despite a fight in the second game by Dhirren as he climbed the eight- point handicap into positive territory, Zachary came through with a 15-11, 0-15, 15-11 win. Louis DaSilva, however, bested Safirah Summer in just two games, easily winning 15-11, 15-12. He is focused on his destination – the final. Shiloh Asregado and Matthew Spooner also secured wins in Category A.In the Open Category, games heated up as top seed Deje Dias came from the largest handicap in the competition -15 to down Regan Rodrigues. Daniel Ince fought an on-form Nicholas Verwey with a one-point handicap difference in another three-game match-up.Despite moments of pure expertise from Ince, reminiscent of his earlier squash days, the younger and fitter Verwey displayed outstanding retrieval capability and was able to climb back in the third game for a 15-11, 14-15, 15-12 victory. Samuel Ince-Carvalhal took on Ethan Jonas from a 15-point deficit to win his first match in two straight games 15-10, 15-11.Abosaide CadoganJonathan DeGroot and Gianni Carpenter both made their mark by fighting back after losing their first games, finally overcoming their opponents. The left-handed match-up with Carpenter and Javed Rahaman had spectators on the edge of their seats in a final game that reached sudden death at 14-14 before Carpenter hammered home the win 13-15, 15-12, 15-14. DeGroot battled in an almost point-for-point bout before taking out Lucas Jonas 13-15, 15-11, 15-9.The top three seeded females played their first matches with mixed results. Abosaide Cadogan was the only victor against Jonathan Antczak after a first-game defeat 10-15. Her athleticism came through to dominate in the second and third games, gaining her a 10-15, 15-9, 15-7 victory, while Kirsten Gomes and Maddison Fernandes fell to Mohryan Baksh and Nicholas Narain respectively.Play continued in the Open Category, Category A and plate divisions on Friday at the same venue.Thursday’s ResultsOpen CategoryDeje Dias (-15) defeated Regan Rodrigues (7) 11-15, 15-11, 15-11Mohryan Baksh (0) defeated Kirsten Gomes (0) 15-13, 15-13Jonathan DeGroot (4) defeated Lucas Jonas (0) 13-15, 15-11, 15-9Nicholas Verwey (-1) defeated Daniel Ince (0) 15-11, 14-15, 15-12Gianni Carpenter (0) defeated Javed Rahaman (-4) 13-15, 15-12, 15-14Abosaide Cadogan (0) defeated Jonathan Antczak (-2) 10-15, 15-9, 15-7Samuel Ince-Carvalhal (-11) defeated Ethan Jonas (4) 15-10, 15-11Nicholas Narain (-15) defeated Madison Fernandes (4) 15-6, 15-9Category AZachary Persaud (-8) defeated Dhirren Persaud (7) 15-11, 0-15, 15-11Shiloh Asregado (0) defeated Lucas Persaud (6) 15-10, 15-12Matthew Spooner (0) defeated Kaden Pymeandy (0) 15-12, 15-12Louis DaSilva defeated Safirah Summer (10) (-8) 15-11, 15-12Category A PlateBradley Walton (2) defeated Angel Rahim (0) 15-11, 15-11Teija Edwards (0) defeated Rylee Rodrigues (5) 15-4, 12-15, 15-11Joshua Verwey (0) defeated Breno Dasilva (8) 15-14, 15-13last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers is a football genius! Twitter laughs at Liverpool’s expense

first_imgLiverpool have now lost four consecutive games following their dreadful defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.Brendan Rodgers’ team have gone from one playing some of the finest football in the Premier League to a lacklustre side churning out insipid display after insipid display.Rival fans across the country, though, were more than happy to revel in their misery and took to Twitter to share their jokes and memes.You can see some of the tweets below 1last_img

Lukaku loves playing for Everton, claims Martinez

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez claimed Romelu Lukaku’s hat-trick performance against BSC Young Boys in the Europa League proved that he “loves” to play for the Toffees.The 21-year-old Belgium striker, who Everton paid a club record £28million for last summer to recruit him from Chelsea after having him on loan for the previous season, was quoted last week following a 1-0 loss to his former employers as saying he would like to “eventually arrive at a top club again.”But Martinez rubbished those reports, adding the Belgian is “delighted” to commit himself to Everton.“It was clearly someone looking for a headline about if Rom [Lukaku] wanted to perform in order to come back to Chelsea, and his answer probably didn’t reflect what he meant,” said Martinez.“It’s never an issue. Rom was delighted to commit himself to Everton.“He loves playing for Everton, and I think he showed that today.“A footballer needs to be measured by the way he talks on the pitch. Sometimes a microphone can be put in front of you and people then dissect everything you say and highlight a word or line which is not appropriate.“It’s not an issue. He’s a special footballer who we love seeing developing, and he’s just enjoying being an important player for Everton.”Martinez added of Lukaku, who now has 13 goals this season: “He’s the complete striker, but he’s only 21 and people forget about that.“Our desire and work we put in over the summer was to show we are the perfect place for him to develop.“We saw today he really makes a difference in front of goal and he’s someone who is going to have a really strong ending to the season.” Romelu Lukaku 1last_img read more


first_img‘Remember, the next time it could be you.’This is the hard-hitting Road Safety message being delivered to Donegal students in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny on Tuesday 14th October at 11.00am & 1.30pm and a further show on Wednesday 15th October at 11.00am.The show, which is in its seventh year, is hosted by Donegal County Council in association with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group (DRSWG). Almost 3,000 young people will witness how a night out ends in tragedy for a 17-year old boy who has just passed his driving test.The success of the show can be gauged in that all Secondary Schools in County Donegal since the show was for launched have sent their Transition year, Leaving Cert Applied and fourth year students to the show.Additionally, Youthreach Centres, ETB participants also attend. The impact of the show has also been acknowledged in Northern Ireland with the Police Service of Northern Ireland bringing schools from Derry and Strabane.Despite schools being extremely busy and having to cope with reduced budgets, School Principals consistently advise Donegal County Council that they believe that this is one of the most important initiatives hosted to educate their young students for the life ahead of them. The story is not performed by actors. It is told by a Garda Officer, a Paramedic, a Fire Officer, an Emergency Consultant, the Mother of a victim tragically killed in a road traffic collision and Richard Alcorn from Dunfanaghy, who was paralysed following a road traffic collision a number of years ago. The narrative is interspersed with music, video clips, television advertisements and is hosted by Charlie Collins.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, John Campbell said, “We believe that this show will impact strongly on the young people attending and will encourage them to drive safely so it doesn’t happen to them. The show is part of Donegal County Council’s ongoing commitment to improving Road Safety in the County. It targets groups who are most at risk – young people who are just beginning to drive and think they are safe on our roads. We want to positively influence these young drivers as they start out on what will hopefully be a long and safe motoring career.”The Road Show is designed to appeal to young people. The venue is set up to give a nightclub like atmosphere with a local radio DJ playing the latest music. After a short while, the ambience changes as the Road Show story begins to unfold and the full horror of what could happen in a collision is played out in front of them.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer, Donegal County Council commented: “It is a sad fact that almost everyone in this County knows someone who was killed or seriously injured in traffic collisions in the County. This show offers our young people the opportunity to learn about the consequences of poor driving behaviour on our roads. Our hope is that this show will have a positive influence on them and help to keep them safe on our roads in the future”.The following are the participating schools and their attendance times. Tuesday, 14 October @ 11amTuesday, 14th October @ 1.30pmWednesday, 15th October @ 11amCarndonagh Comm. SchoolFinn Valley CollegeColaiste na Carraige, CarrickRosses Community SchoolLoreto Secondary School L/kennySt Eunan’s CollegeGairm Scoil Mhic Diarmada, AranmoreBallyshannon Youth Reach Adult EducPobalscoil Chloich CheannfhaolaMulroy CollegeSt. Catherine’s Vocational School, KillybegsMoville Community CollegeMagh Ene College, BundoranLoreto Community School MilfordSt. Columba’s College, StranorlarGairmscoil Chú Uladh (Ballinamore)Errigal CollegeGlenties Comprehensive SchoolColáiste Chineál EogháinRoyal & PriorColaiste Cholmcille       BallyshannonColaiste AlighETB LetterkennyCrana College, BuncranaAbbey Vocational SchoolThornhill College, DerryGortahork Youthreach  Adult Educ.Gortahork Youthreach  Adult Educ.Carndonagh Community SchoolDeele CollegeLumen Christi  N.IBuncrana Youthreach  Adult Educ.Foyle  & Derry College    N.I.Pobalscoil Ghaoth DobhairNWRC N.I.Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaNWRC N.I.NWRC SpringtownSt. Cecilia’s College N.I‘NEXT TIME IT COULD BE YOU’ WARNS DONEGAL ROAD SAFETY EVENT was last modified: October 7th, 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:Aur leisure centreletterkennyroad safetylast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL County Council is to take legal advice over a statement the planning department and county manager Seamus Neely want to issue in response to the damning report from An Taisce.Yesterday the quango rated Donegal as the worst council in the country when it came to planning.But the criticism was rejected today by Mr Neely. However Cllr Frank McBrearty said that as a new councillor on the body, he was reluctant to see the statement as coming from councillors until the matter had been investigated legally.The statement stood as being from council staff – rather than councillors – and was highly critical of An Taisce and its views.It said the council performance was within council guidelines.In a statement, the council said the report “clearly does not acknowledge that these were largely applications for single/rural family dwelling, considered under the context of distinct rural housing policies and are not lands zoned in an urban context.” It states that the criteria used in the league table drawn up by An Taisce appears “biased” against rural areas and denied that it ignored national planning policy.It also states that 75% of Donegal’s population is rural and that the report had ignored the county’s unique geographic location and demography. COUNCIL TO TAKE LEGAL ADVICE OVER AN TAISCE CRITICISM was last modified: April 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lee Named MVC Golfer of the Week

first_imgSt. Louis, Mo. – Drake University women’s golfer Haeri Lee was named MVC Golfer of the Week on Wednesday, Sept. 11 the league office announced.Lee (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) finished tied for third in the Redbird Invitational at the par 72 Weibring Golf Club with a 54-hole total of 217 (70-73-74; +1) to lead the Bulldogs to a ninth-place finish in their first tournament of the year. Lee finished in third place thanks in large part to her success on par fives, finishing five-under-par with a scoring average of 4.58. In 54 holes Lee fired eight birdies, 37 pars, and no double-bogeys or worse. Her first-round 70 was tied for the second-lowest round of the weekend.The Bulldogs will be back in action on Sept. 16-17 at the Loyola Invitational in Flossmoor, Ill.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Local Roundup: Kat Rocker Heppe joins Humboldt State women’s soccer coaching staff

first_imgArcata >> The Humboldt State women’s soccer team announced the addition of Kat Rocker Heppe as its assistant coach for the 2017 season. Rocker Heppe will be responsible for team travel, team management, academic tracking and equipment.“We are really excited to have Kat as part of our program this year, and to have someone local that understands how important this university and its soccer program is to our community is really special,” said Jacks head coach Paul Karver. “To have someone …last_img read more

Lakers’ JaVale McGee fakes injury to throw down dunk on Warriors

first_imgIf you’re a hoops aficionado, you’re familiar with the post-up move. Now say howdy to the post-off move.If you’re a hoops aficionado, you shouldn’t be surprised that the revolutionary, weird, possibly extra-legal, move was debuted Wednesday night by JaVale McGee.Playing in a preseason game against the Warriors, one of his six former teams, McGee, now a Laker in good standing, faked an injury near the basket and limped off the court favoring his left leg.There he stood in the throes of …last_img read more

A Cell Technology Show

first_imgThe basic units of life continue to astound scientists with their tricks.  Here are a few recent samples:Valuable junk:  The complementary or “antisense” strands of certain RNAs that latch onto messenger RNAs are not just junk anymore.  Science Daily reported that these genetic oddities, “previously thought to have no function, may in fact protect sex cells from self-destructing.”  Nobody would want that to happen.  Up till now these strands of genetic material were thought to have no meaning at all.  Now, “considering how widespread these antisense transcripts are, I wouldn’t be surprised if these findings eventually lead us to discover an entirely new level of gene regulation.”  Another said, “This points to an entirely new process of gene regulation that we’ve never seen before in eukaryotic cells.”Fishers of molecules:  How do DNA transcribers move?  Do they crawl like an inchworm down the strand?  No; the answer is even more surprising.  Researchers at UCLA found that “transcription proceeds initially through a ‘scrunching’ mechanism in which, much like a fisherman reeling in a catch, RNAP [RNA Polymerase] remains in a fixed position while it pulls the flexible DNA strand of the gene within itself and past the enzyme’s reactive center to form the RNA product.”  See EurekAlert for the details.  The original papers in Science actually use the abstruse technical term “scrunching.”  Another press release on EurekAlert has a picture of the “scrunching machine.”Diamonds from the rough:  EurekAlert reported that another molecular machine is involved in gene expression.  Another RNA polymerase builds micro-RNAs formerly thought to be junk, but now seen to be important in regulating the expression of genes.  Scientists seem to be excited these days about treasure-hunting in the genetic junkyard.  This discovery “broadens understanding of a rapidly developing area of biology known as functional genomics and sheds more light on the mysterious, so-called ‘junk DNA’ that makes up the majority of the human genome.”Of all the nerve dancers:  Neurons cover themselves in myelin sheaths that are critical to their function.  A press release from Vanderbilt U compared this to the insulation on electrical wiring in your house.  “The formation of myelin sheaths during development requires a complex choreography generally considered to be one of nature’s most spectacular examples of the interactions between different kinds of cells,” reporter David Salisbury wrote.  A group at Vanderbilt succeeded at filming part of the dance.  “We discovered that this process is far more dynamic than anyone had dreamed,” commented one team member.  It’s a good thing the dancers usually get their act together.  Failure can result in “blindness, muscle weakness and paralysis, loss of coordination, stuttering, pain and burning sensations, impotence, memory loss, depression and dementia.”  Ouch.  Read the details and look at frames from the movies they made.At your service:  Science Daily also had a story about the DNA Repair Team in the cell.  Its motto, announces the title, is “to protect and to serve.”  The article, based on Salk Institute research, began, “When you dial 911 you expect rescuers to pull up at your front door, unload and get busy–not park the truck down the street and eat donuts.”  Same for the cell, it continues: “just before it divides, it recruits protein complexes that repair breakage that may have occurred along the linear DNA chains making up your 46 chromosomes.”  There’s even a protein complex scientists have named 9-1-1.  At the ends of chromosomes, the versatile repair crew knows how to call in additional support to tuck in the ends of the strands and form a protective cap.  “Be thankful your cells are so clever,” the article states: “Erroneous fusion of chromosome ends would be disastrous, leading to cell death or worse.”  No donut breaks for these skilled technicians; they are on the job 24 x 7.Thanksgiving Day is approaching, by the way.  As you feast, your servants will be hard at work.  Be nice to them.The discoveries pouring out of the world’s leading cell biology and genetics labs are exciting, and have “design” written all over them.  Rare is the article on the details of cell biology that mentions evolution at all.  If it does, evolutionary theory is usually tagged on as an afterthought, contributing nothing of substance.  Reporters are increasingly bypassing the Charlie display and lining up at the high-tech booth.    It is hard to see how the Darwin Dictatorship can survive this continual onslaught.  The Darwin Party must feel like North Korean leaders watching helplessly as their country is bombarded by colorful, gift-laden balloons those mission boards keep launching to the starving, brainwashed victims enslaved within.  The soldiers try to arrest seekers from picking them up or looking at them, but they can’t stop them all, nor explain them away with the usual propaganda.  Silently and relentlessly, the bright and cheery salvo proclaims to the captives, “Hang on; have faith – the darkness will end, and freedom will be your destiny.”(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more