Jones Cup: Ateneo halts slide, beats Japan

first_imgLATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo also had solid contributions from Gian Mamuyac and Jolo Mendoza who had nine and eight points, respectively. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Folayang needs to ‘keep winning’ as he eyes another title shot 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Blue Eagles improved to 2-2 after losing two straight games while Japan dropped to 1-3.Angelo Kouame put up 15 points, 14 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks to lead Ateneo, which enjoyed balanced scoring in trumping the Japanese.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Thirdy Ravena flirted with a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds to go along three steals while Adrien Wong and Matt Nieto had 11 and 10 points, respectively.Takuma Sato led Japan with 12 points while Koyo Takahashi and Keita Imamura had 11 and 10 points, respectively. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Ateneo stopped its two-game skid and fended off Japan, 80-74, for its second win in the 2018 William Jones Cup Wednesday at Xinzhuang Gymnasium.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

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Toshaos Council calls for increased subvention

first_imgChairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) Joel Fredericks has called on the Government to increase the budget of the Council so that they will be in a better position to fulfil their mandate to Indigenous peoples.Chairman of the NTC Joel FredericksFredericks stated that the Council has been receiving a subvention but it is insuffiecient. “It is not enough to fulfil our mandate so we would like to see an increase in our budget so that we can function effectively,” he said.He added that it is the Council’s desire to support the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister by collaborating to address indigenous issues, but “if we are financially strapped, how can we move forward”.He said the Council has recognised that if they are to move forward, they would need financial support.Nevertheless, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock stated that the Ministry has allowed the Council the opportunity to manage their affairs, and mandated in the Act, to provide a plan of action for the reduction of poverty and the improvement of access to education in Indigenous communities.However, he stated that there is a need for Indigenous people to move away from being completely dependent on the Government and “work hard and sweat” for what they want. He said that the people need to initiate ideas instead of decrying the least thing.In accordance with the Amerindian Act, 2006, the National Toshaos Council was established as a corporate body comprising of all Toshaos in the country.The functions of the Council are to promote good governance in villages including, investigating matters as requested by a village and making recommendations, provided that the NTC may not investigate any matter which has been referred to the Minister and must ensure that any person involved in the investigation is given a reasonable opportunity to be heard and to prepare strategies and plans for the protection, conservation and sustainable management of village lands and natural resources.The Council is also mandated to provide advice to the Minister on the protection of Amerindian culture and heritage, including the identification and designation of Amerindian monuments and the impact of legislation or policy on villages and any changes that should be made to such legislation or policy.last_img read more

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Folau guilty of ‘high-level’ code of conduct breach

first_imgThe governing body declared his actions a “high-level” breach, the only level that allows termination of a contract, and the three-person panel agreed after three days of legal wrangling.Folau, Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika all gave evidence.A decision on his punishment has yet to be made, but it could range from the unlikely scenario of allowing him to return to training and playing with the NSW Waratahs, firing him, or issuing fines or suspensions.“The panel has today provided a judgement that Israel Folau committed a high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct with his social media posts on April 10, 2019,” Rugby Australia said.Folau had challenged Rugby Australia’s finding that his comments amounted to a ‘high-level’ breach of the sport’s code of conduct © AFP / Saeed KHAN“The panel will now take further written submissions from the parties to consider the matter of sanction.”No timescale was given, but legal experts have warned that whatever happens an appeal is likely, potentially followed by a drawn-out court battle.Earlier Tuesday, Waratahs chairman Roger Davis called for a “common-sense” settlement, saying it was important to bring the matter to a close and prevent more negative headlines dominating the sport in the weeks and months ahead.“This is a no-win situation for the game and fans and I’d like to see it resolved as quickly as possible,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.“I think a settlement is a common-sense approach… it would be smart. If this goes for a long time there are definitely no winners.”– Move on –Over the weekend, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper said an Aus$1 million (US$700,000) offer was made to Folau in a bid to avoid the tribunal, although Rugby Australia has denied the report.Folau, Super Rugby’s record try-scorer, has not played since posting a banner on Instagram that read: “Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators — Hell awaits you.”Despite his career being at a crossroads, the Herald said Folau had been training alone to stay fit.Folau escaped without sanction for a similar tirade last year and Rugby Australia has made clear it now wants him out of the game.His legal team reportedly argued that the governing body did not include a social media clause in the contract, and said his posts were quoting sentiments from the Bible.The case has proved complex and divisive, pitting Folau’s right to free speech against the offence he has caused to others.Several Pacific Island-origin players have supported him, while others, including within the Wallabies camp, have been critical.On Tuesday, Australia’s first gay rugby club, the Sydney Convicts, joined condemnation of his stance.“As a proud gay man who’s been a rugby supporter my entire life and a kid who idolised the Wallabies, there’s a danger those comments could have really severe effects on kids’ mental wellbeing,” club president Don Rose told broadcaster ABC.He added: “The entire rugby community wants this to be dealt with and to move on.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Israel Folau has been an inspiration on the pitch, but his anti-gay comments on social media have caused a furore © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLSYDNEY, Australia, May 7 – Homophobic comments by Israel Folau amounted to a “high-level” breach of rugby’s code of conduct, a tribunal ruled Tuesday, leaving the Wallabies star’s glittering career hanging in the balance.The devoutly Christian Folau went to the hearing to challenge Rugby Australia’s intention to sack him from his lucrative four-year deal after he posted on social media that “hell awaits” gay people and others he says are sinners.last_img read more

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Weight gain is likely heartburn precursor

first_imgNEW YORK – Women who put on extra pounds raise their risk of getting frequent heartburn or making symptoms worse – even if they aren’t overweight, a new study found. Compared with women whose weight didn’t change, a moderate gain doubled the chances of heartburn and acid reflux. Shedding the pounds cut the risk by about 40 percent, according to the report in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. “I see this as one more good reason to try to lose weight if you’ve put on a few pounds,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Brian C. Jacobson of Boston University Medical Center. A good example is Suzanne Hagerty of Salem, N.H. Although still overweight, Hagerty said dropping 25 pounds allowed her to stop taking the heartburn drug Prilosec. The researchers concluded there is a strong link between weight and frequent heartburn, with the risk rising along with body-mass index in both normal-weight and overweight women.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Since I’ve lost the weight, I have no problems sleeping and I have no issues with reflux,” said the 45-year-old human resources manager. Persistent heartburn is the result of stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. It creates a burning pain in the chest or a bitter taste in the throat or mouth. Hagerty’s doctor at Boston University Medical Center said heartburn medicine is usually the first to go when patients drop weight and their symptoms ease. “It’s as little as 10 pounds. It’s amazing,” said Dr. Caroline Apovian, director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management. The research published today used data from the long-running Nurses’ Health Study. Previous research that showed a connection between weight and heartburn focused on the overweight and obese. Jacobson and his colleagues also looked at normal-weight women and studied how weight change over 14 years affected symptoms. last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY AARP Driver Safety class, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2AARP Driver Safety class, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Free used oil recycling kits will be distributed, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kragen Auto Parts, 26850 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 230223 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (626) 577-2587. Nature program, “Living Among Mountain Lions,” 2-4 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information.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

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GAA NEWS: DELIGHT AS CLOUGHANEELY U14’S WIN DIVISION TWO TITLE

first_imgCloughaneely GAA News: ***Reserves / Seniors*** Our reserves and seniors had a home game against Killybegs on Saturday evening. The reserves won 4-19|0-8. The senior game was a much closer affair and Cloughaneely succumbed to a 1 point loss with a final score of 0-10|0-11.They now make the long trip to face Malin on Saturday evening, reserves 6:00 & seniors at 7:30.***U-14 Boys*** Well done to our U-14 boys who had a storming win in the Div 2 County Final on Friday last! The boys put in a huge effort and were rewarded for all their hard work! Well done to the team and to the management team involved!***Club Lotto***Winning numbers this week were 1, 7, 12, 14, 17, 19! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €2,700! We had 2 match 5 winners who win €50 each- congratulations to Frances Gallagher, Upper Keeldrum Shop and Karl Simmons, Moyra! Lotto tickets are on sale in various outlets throughout the Falcarragh and will be on sale each Wednesday evening in Óstan Loch Altan before the bingo! ***Donegal Tickets***Any Club Members looking to order tickets for the Donegal V Fermanagh Ulster quarter final on June 12th in Ballybofey, please contact Martin Duggan on 086-3119186 as soon as possible. ***U-14 Girls***Well done to our U-14 girls who defeated Killybegs 3-7|2-5 on Saturday afternoon!  ***Club Jersey***The new club jersey is now available for purchase through Michael Murphy sports! Please call in for further information.GAA NEWS: DELIGHT AS CLOUGHANEELY U14’S WIN DIVISION TWO TITLE was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more

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Brilliant McLaughlin named Southend United Player of the Month

first_imgStephen McLaughlin’s brilliant start to the season has been recognized by the clubs fans – after they named him their Player of the Month. The former Finn Harps and Derry City playmaker scored three goals during August, and delivered a host of impressive displays for The Shrimpers.He had an injury-hit campaign last season, but McLaughlin has put his injury woes behind him and is determined to have a big, big season. He’s started in the right manner and manager Phil Brown has praised McLaughlin in the local press.McLaughlin posted the following message on his Facebook timeline, “Buzzing to win player of the month 💪 lets kick on together this month #blues #together To view his bets bits from the season so far, just click on the video below and enjoy! Brilliant McLaughlin named Southend United Player of the Month was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FootballnewssoccerSportStephen McLaughlinlast_img read more

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Wales dealt massive blow as star man withdraws from squad to face Ireland

first_img BEST OF “But we are looking forward to that test and hopefully we can get back to winning ways.”Ipswich winger Gwion Edwards was drafted in to the senior squad for the first time on Friday as cover for Bale. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Gareth is struggling for Tuesday,” Giggs said on Thursday.Bale was among the scorers when Wales beat the Republic in their first Nations League game in September, but midfielder Aaron Ramsey is not underestimating Martin O’Neill’s men.Ramsey, also a scorer in Cardiff, said following the Spain loss: “It’s going to be a blow being without Gareth.“We know how important he is for us as he has scored so many goals. 2 Bale in LaLiga action for Real FA Wales said on Twitter: “Gareth Bale has returned to his club this afternoon and will not travel to Dublin with the rest of the squad.”The former Tottenham forward was presented with a Golden Boot prior to kick-off against Spain in honour of his record tally of 30 goals.Wales boss Ryan Giggs explained Bale’s absence was due to muscle fatigue.And Giggs suggested after the loss to Spain at the Principality Stadium that Bale would be absent for the trip across the Irish Sea. Bale has returned to Madrid due to injury Most Popular Football News scrap Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Gareth Bale has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face the Republic of Ireland and returned to Real Madrid due to an injury, the Football Association of Wales has announced.Bale has not featured regularly for Real in recent weeks because of a groin problem and he was absent from Wales’ 4-1 loss to Spain in Cardiff on Thursday. revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos gameday cracker latest 2 LATEST last_img read more

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BODY REMOVED FROM BUNCRANA FLAT

first_imgA body has been removed from a second floor flat at Main Street, Buncrana.The body was found earlier this morning and Garda forensics officers are at the scene.The man who died is believed to have suffered from smoke inhalation after a confined fire on the premises overnight. The body has been taken to Letterkenny hospital for a post mortem examination.  BODY REMOVED FROM BUNCRANA FLAT was last modified: April 9th, 2013 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:bodybuncranalast_img read more

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Militant group claims bombing responsibility

first_imgNEW DELHI – A little-known group that police say has ties to Kashmir’s most feared militants claimed responsibility Sunday for a series of terrorist bombings that killed 59 people in New Delhi. Authorities said they already had gathered useful clues about the near-simultaneous blasts Saturday night that ripped through a bus and two markets crowded ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, one of the year’s busiest shopping seasons. Investigators reportedly raided dozens of small hotels across India’s capital looking for possible suspects, and police said “numerous” people were being questioned. The attacks came at a particularly sensitive time as India and Pakistan were hashing out an unprecedented agreement to partially open the heavily militarized frontier that divides the disputed territory of Kashmir to speed relief to victims of a massive earthquake earlier this month. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The agreement was finalized early Sunday, and Indian officials appeared hesitant to quickly put the blame for the bombings on Pakistan-based militants, unlike in previous terror attacks during a 16-year-old insurgency by Islamic separatists in India’s part of Kashmir. India’s accusations of Pakistani involvement in a 2001 attack on parliament put the two nuclear-armed rivals on the brink of a fourth war. But they pulled back and, after pursuing peace efforts since early last year, both appeared intent on keeping the atmosphere calm. “We have lots of information but it is not proper to disclose it yet,” Indian Home Minister Shivraj Patil told clamoring journalists after an emergency meeting of the Cabinet called to discuss the attacks. “Our people are making good progress. The investigation is going well.” A man called a local news agency in Indian Kashmir to say the militant Islamic Inquilab Mahaz, or Front for Islamic Uprising, staged the bombings, which police said killed 59 people and wounded 210. The caller, who identified himself as Ahmed Yaar Ghaznavi, said the bombings were “meant as a rebuff to the claims of Indian security groups” that militants had been wiped out by security crackdowns and the Oct. 8 earthquake that devastated the insurgents’ heartland in the mountains of Kashmir. A senior police officer in India’s Jammu-Kashmir state said the caller’s name was not familiar to intelligence agencies, and New Delhi’s deputy police chief, Karnail Singh, said the group had not been very active since 1996. However, while Singh refused to comment on the claim of responsibility, he said the group is linked to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, the most feared of the dozens of Kashmiri militant groups. 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

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