Donegal Rose of 2019 to be chosen this Saturday

first_imgTwelve young Donegal women are about to have their night in the spotlight as they compete to become the 2019 Donegal Rose.The Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town will host the Donegal Rose Selection in association with R McCullagh Jewellers this Saturday 25th May.There is much anticipation for the event as people wait to find out who will take on 2018 Rose Niamh Duggan’s role and go forward to represent Donegal in the Rose of Tralee International Festival. This year’s Donegal representative will have a guaranteed interview in the Dome, as the Rose of Tralee International Festival celebrates 60 years.The Donegal Rose hopefuls of 2019 are:Pictured in order L-R: Top RowAnila Devasia Sponsored by Indian AssociationEmma Rose Callaghan Sponsored by An Grianan Hotel BurtKara Meehan Sponsored by North Atlantic Basketball AcademyNadine McCarron Sponsored by The Harbour Inn BuncranaRachel Doherty Sponsored by Casey’s Super ValuRoisin Bonner Sponsored by Cara PharmacyBottom Row L-RBrid Cannon Sponsored by Teach MhicChloe Kennedy Sponsored by Rory’s Auto SparesClodagh Roper Sponsored by Slevins Department StoreDeyna Collins Sponsored by Allingham HotelRuth Gillespie Sponsored by Scoil Rince Tir ChonaillEllen O’Donoghue Sponsored by The Rusty MackerelThe women will have a big day on Saturday as they face interviews with the three Judges, both individual and group interviews, and in the evening all guests are invited to support the Roses whilst they are interviewed on stage with MC Lee Gooch.The Roses will be accompanied by their Escorts and also little Rosebuds.At the end of the evening the judges will then selected the 2019 Donegal Rose, she will receive the Donegal Rose Sash, Tipperary Crystal Jewellery including earrings, necklace and a bracelet and go forward to the Rose of Tralee Festival in August where she will enjoy the Rose Tour, be interviewed by a panel of judges attend Carnivals and of course all the events in the Dome with an interview on RTE with Daithi O’Se.Niamh Duggan was the Donegal Rose in 2018Once again this year in Donegal all of the Roses will wear jewellery from R McCullagh Jewellers and the wonderful team with Julian and Gareth Ball at the helm were on hand to help choose jewellery for the big event. There was great excitement this week as the girls selected their jewellery for the selection. The Donegal Rose Centre wish to thank R McCullagh Jewellers and all the Sponsors of the Roses.A spokesperson said: “A special word of thanks to Niamh Duggan 2018 Donegal Rose who will hand over her sash this weekend, Niamh has been an inspirational lady to many since she was selected last year, her passion for the Rose of Tralee and indeed her County Donegal and love of her homeland Tory Island has been conveyed through many trips to visit Roses around the World.“The friendships made in Tralee have continued and we look forward to welcoming a number of the Rose Class of 2018 to Donegal this Saturday along with Special Guest, the Reigning Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Maher who will be in attendance.“The Chairman of the Rose of Tralee Anthony O’Gara and his wife Oonagh will also make the trip from Tralee to attend the Donegal Rose Selection.” There were four Roses from Donegal in 2018The Rose Centre extends Special thanks to R McCullagh Jewellers and all of the Sponsors in the 2019 Donegal Rose Selection. Wishing all the Roses the best of luck on Saturday.Tickets for Saturday are available online or from any of the Roses.Banners of support are always encouraged to support your Rose and a prize will be given to the best bannerClick for Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rose-of-tralee-donegal-selection-in-association-with-r-mccullagh-jewellers-tickets-61610071382Show starts at 7pm in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal TownFor more information contact donegalroseoftraleefestival@gmail.comDonegal Rose of 2019 to be chosen this Saturday was last modified: May 24th, 2019 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:Donegal Rose of Traleelast_img read more

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QPR v Watford player ratings

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Evolutionary Ethics Teeters on Brave New World

first_imgWhat happens when science pursues whatever it can do, unfettered by moral standards?  Three recent news stories should cause all futurists to ponder the ramifications:A BBC News story this month asked, “UK scientists are seeking permission to place human nuclei into animal eggs in a bid to create stem cell lines.  Why do researchers believe the intermingling of species could be vital to science?”  The article describes how research on animal-animal chimeras is turning toward human-animal chimeras, such as implanting human cells in mice to see what happens.  The research is ostensibly for the purpose of understanding development and curing disease, but further down, the article vacillates about the moral dilemmas involved:One of the latest chimeras to hit the headlines was created by scientists in Korea.  They sparked controversy when they injected human embryonic stem cells into developing mouse embryos.    The finding that these the cells were then distributed throughout the mouse’s body, including the brain, caused public outrage, and the scientists later abandoned the experiments as the protests increased.    But as ethically difficult as this research seems, these scientists said they believed it could add a great deal to our knowledge of how embryos develop.    The creation of chimeras forces us to reconsider just what it really means to be human, and the answer to this is not clear cut.Another BBC News announced that a lab in London has applied for a license to create human-cow embryos.  While implanting animal tissue in a human, such as a pig heart transplant, has only a mild “yuck factor,” these experiments involve embryos with the full complement of DNA to constitute an individual.  But is a chimera considered a person?  If the embryo is grown only for harvesting its stem cells for medical research, does the end justify the means?  Not all think so.  Calum McKellar of the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics is concerned about blurring the line between humans and animals.  “In this kind of procedure, you are mixing at a very intimate level animal eggs and human chromosomes, and you may begin to undermine the whole distinction between humans and animals,” he said.  “If that happens, it might also undermine human dignity and human rights.”Richard Dawkins recently said that eugenics might not be so bad.  Nancy Pearcey commented on his statements.  The prominent atheist stressed that we need to “lay this spectre to rest,” speaking of Hitler’s plan to breed a master race.  He feels that “if you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for mathematical, musical or athletic ability?”  Lawrence Ford also wrote a commentary on this item for ICR.The history of the early 20th century shows that eugenics began with good intentions.  Many philosophers and scientists wanted to prevent needless suffering.  Social Darwinists were concerned about harmful traits corrupting the human gene pool.  This led to attempts to prevent breeding by those with genetic diseases, mental illnesses and criminal records.  When that didn’t work, thousands were forcibly sterilized against their will and without their consent.  Hitler began his infamous purges modestly.  He first eliminated the mentally ill and others who were considered a drain on healthy society.  Once the precedent was set of considering some human beings unfit to live, the campaign expanded to eliminate other “undesirables.”    Speaking of chimeras, according to the current issue of Creation magazine, Stalin once sent a leading Russian scientist to Africa to try to breed humans with apes.  The plan was to create an ideal fighting force.  Presumably such “cannon fodder” could be thrown at the enemy in large numbers without qualms about human rights.  Stalin became an atheist and evolutionist after reading Darwin’s Origin of Species at a seminary where he was studying to become a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church.  Years later, as Russian dictator, he was said to have considered the slaughter of human beings for the purposes of the state as no different than mowing a lawn.    On November 14, a new group of scientists calling itself the Center for Inquiry issued a “Declaration in Defense of Science and Secularism.”  It denounced creationism, intelligent design, religious moral influences on medicine and science, and the rise of “religious fundamentalism.”  The statement specifically denounced conservatives who impede embryonic stem-cell research and promote abstinence or faith-based programs for birth control or health, or who doubt global warming.  The list of signatories is a Who’s Who of secularists and evolutionists, including Steven Weinberg, Paul Boyer, Daniel Dennett, Ann Druyan, Donald Johanson, Lawrence Krauss, Paul Kurtz, Steven Pinker, Peter Singer and E. O. Wilson.  Peter Singer has also publicly advocated eugenics and euthanasia.The mad scientists must be stopped.  They can and will bring about another holocaust.  If you doubt it, remember that Hitler did not act alone; he was surrounded by the most brilliant scientists of Germany (all secular evolutionists), who willingly joined his program to purify humanity.  To them, the Third Reich heralded a glorious future, a new age that would usher in unprecedented health and prosperity.  It was all for the ultimate good of society, they felt.  After the devastation of World War II, they argued that everything they did was perfectly legal within their own social and political context.  That was their defense at the Nuremberg trials.  They had not broken any laws.  The judges appealed to a higher law that they should have obeyed: their conscience – presupposing a universal standard of morality.    It’s time to call our modern secularists what they are: Social Darwinists who have not learned from history.  Don’t trust for a moment those who believe morality evolves and is a mere social convention.  Don’t think the consequences of their policies will be nicer this time around.  If you get on the wrong side of the consensus, there will be no sanctity of your life.  It will be perfectly legal to use your body parts for the improvement of those deemed more valuable, or to eliminate you to make space for the fittest.  Those whom the new Social Darwinists have bred will, of course, be more fit, with all their mathematical ability or athletic prowess or whatever.  Naturally, they will be more worthy to consume limited resources than you, with all your diseased genes and “irrational” beliefs.  If secular science stands at the helm of moral consensus of the world, what Nuremberg will stand in judgment of them?  If the top scientists of the 1930s supported Hitler, would not today’s Dawkinses and Singers prefer, and readily support, the next smooth-talking, idealist fuhrer – the next antichrist?  Undoubtedly such a leader will entice them with all the stem cells they want, and liberal funds for cloning and chimera research.  In a secular political state, would they not consider the systematic elimination of “fundamentalists” a necessary step for the sake of planetary health and global evolution?    Granted, the Hitler comparison gets overused.  But Hitler was a Social Darwinist, and the supporters of Hitler were Social Darwinists!  The shoe fits.  Today’s Darwinists have very overt social and political agendas based on their secular evolutionary beliefs.  What, pray tell, has changed?  Describe for us, Wilson, Dawkins and Singer, on what basis you would have protested had you been Berlin professors in 1935 when things were looking so up and up.  Tell us on what basis you will protest any future slippery-slope developments defended by your fellow secular evolutionists.  At what point would you say, as an individual, that enough is enough?  What moral arguments will you use?  On the contrary, Dawkins says we need to “lay the spectre to rest” of past abuses of eugenics and Social Darwinism, implying he’s tired of hearing “we must never forget.”    Spectres do not lay to rest.  They must be cast out and replaced with a holy spirit.  A spectre kicked out of a secular house will return, finding it empty, swept and in good order, and will bring with him seven spectres more wicked than itself.  The final condition of that house will be worse than the first.  That is how it will be with this wicked generation, prophesied a son of man quite knowledgeable about spectres and their ways.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Thompson, Durant lead injured Warriors to 10th straight win

first_imgThompson shot 10 for 16 overall and didn’t miss until a 3-point try with 6:10 left before halftime.Curry tweeted in the midst of Thompson’s hot start: “Somebody is having a great game!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThompson received a rare technical — his seventh in seven seasons — with 10:22 left in the game for arguing when he thought he was fouled.Marc Gasol had 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Memphis, which started a stretch with seven of eight games on the road. The Grizzlies were 10 of 44 in the second half, shot 12 for 31 from 3-point range and committed 17 turnovers. Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (33) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Patrick McCaw, Klay Thompson, David West and Omri Casspi, from left. APOAKLAND, California — Klay Thompson scored 27 of his 29 points in the first half and made his first nine field goals, leading the undermanned Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 97-84 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) for their 10th straight win.Kevin Durant added 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots as defending champion Golden State was down five regulars again, including two-time MVP Stephen Curry out for his sixth straight game with a sprained right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues La Salle management ‘firmly behind’ Ayo in Green Archers’ rebuilding phase View comments Omri Casspi came off the bench to contribute 12 points and six rebounds. While coach Steve Kerr would far prefer a healthy roster, he appreciates the opportunities many of his role players are receiving to play more significant an important minutes.“I like it,” said Kerr, who certainly wasn’t going to be pleased with the 16 turnovers.The Warriors began a seven-game homestand in a stretch with nine of 10 games at home before next playing away from Oracle Arena on Jan. 3 at Dallas.Curry did some light on-court work at morning shootaround a day after the Warriors said the two-time MVP would be out at least another week with the ankle injury. Kerr said it was Curry’s first time moving laterally, and he wouldn’t scrimmage or practice before being examined again.“He had a good day today. He was working out with Steve Nash and Q (Bruce Fraser) and got a lot of good stuff and it looked like he was moving pretty well,” Kerr said. “A good sign.”ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Golden State has won all six games since Curry injured the ankle on Dec. 4 at New Orleans.Curry will miss two more games this week, as well as the Christmas Day showdown against Cleveland before getting evaluated again. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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MVP chants as Beasley scores 32 to lead Knicks past Celtics

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Michael Beasley earned deafening “MVP! MVP!” chants after steering the New York Knicks past the NBA’s league-best Boston Celtics, 102-93, Thursday night here.Beasley came alive in the third quarter and took over for the Knicks after Kyrie Irving gave the Celtics their first lead of the night that ballooned to as big as nine with over three minutes left to play in the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “It is what it is. It happens,” Irving said. “So for now, presently, where we are, just pick ourselves up and move on to I believe, Chicago (on) Saturday.”The Knicks face the Detroit Pistons on Friday before facing the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Christmas Day. O’Quinn with a putback slam! Beasley gets MVP chants. Tied game at 68 after three quarters. #NBA pic.twitter.com/gjS7X0lzG3— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 22, 2017The Knicks are 1-5 without Porzingis this season, but the Latvian center was hardly a factor in the victory as he only registered a point and five rebounds in 23 minutes in his first game back after dealing with a sore left knee.The Knicks star, though, has generally not performed well against the Celtics. In the Knicks’ 110-89 loss last October 24 at the TD Garden in Boston, Porzingis shot just 3-of-14 as they fell to 0-3.“He hadn’t played in 7 days, it’s always tough to come back from that. He just had one of those nights. I’m sure he wanted to come out and play well, but the team won and he’s happy about that,” said the New York coach.Enes Kanter added 14 points and 10 boards while Courtney Lee and Jarrett Jack, who were responsible for the Knicks’ hot start where they led by as much as 14 in the opening period, had 12 markers apiece.Kyrie Irving matched Beasley’s game best 32 points, but the Celtics still lost their second straight game after falling to Miami, 90-89, on Wednesday at home. MVP chants for Beas. He can’t miss, even from the stripe. #NBA pic.twitter.com/GvIeHDwbrW— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 22, 2017 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues New York Knicks’ Michael Beasley (8) celebrates after scoring a three point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis received the loudest cheers during the player introductions as he returned from a two-game absence.But by the end of the night, Madison Square Garden was chanting another name.ADVERTISEMENT He scored six of the Knicks’ last 11 points that tied the game at 68 at the end of third, and New York continued to ride his hot hand in the final quarter, where Beasley poured 18 points to keep the Celtics at bay.With Al Horford hounding him, Beasley pulled up from 12 feet to push the lead to 99-91 with over a minute left and virtually seal the Knicks’ first victory over their Atlantic Division rival in three tries.“Mike, he can do a lot of things with the ball. He can go right, he can go left. He was the second pick in the draft 10 years ago. He’s talented and you all saw that tonight,” said coach Jeff Hornacek.Beasley exploded for 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting and added 12 rebounds off the bench, making him the first sub for the Knicks to have scored 32 and 12 according to Associated Press.ADVERTISEMENT Ben Mbala leaves La Salle, joins Mexican ball club BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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Grassroots program TM Basketball Para sa Bayan joins forces with LA Tenorio in 3 provinces

first_imgPBA three-time Most Valuable Player LA Tenorio staged TM Basketball Para sa Bayan sports clinic for the benefit of underprivileged youth in Tuguegarao City.Globe Telecom through its grassroots sports program TM Basketball Para sa Bayan has teamed up once again with one of the country’s top athletes, L.A. Tenorio, in reaching out through basketball to underprivileged Filipino youth in Tuguegarao City; Porac, Pampanga and Talavera, Nueva Ecija.Globe and Tenorio, who runs Method Basketball Academy, held recently a free basketball clinic and tournament at People’s Gym in Tuguegarao City; Babo Sacan covered court in Porac, Pampanga and at the Talavera Municipal Gymnasium in Nueva Ecija. Previous stagings of the free basketball clinic and tournament were held in Tondo and Dumaguete.TM Basketball Para sa Bayan sports clinic in Talavera, Nueva Ecija.TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan, is a sports program that promotes sports development in the Philippines at the grassroots level. It creates opportunities for kids especially in far-flung places in the country where prospects are scarce and dreams aren’t likely to be realized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutStudies have shown that involving the youth in sports helps keep them away from drugs, not to mention open doors to better education opportunities.“We continue to strengthen our grassroots programs to give today’s youth more opportunities to hone their interests and talents. The TM Basketball Para sa Bayan program remains an effective tool in strengthening values and encouraging the youth to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Globe Director for Citizenship and Sustainability Chel Obligacion-Gray. LATEST STORIES Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LeBron, Cavs win 12th straight at home, 115-112 over Bulls Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LA Tenorio shows a proper dribbling technique to a participant of the TM Basketball para sa Bayan sports clinic held recently in Porac, Pampanga.The free basketball clinic participants played in 3-on-3 basketball tournaments divided into two categories – a youth category for kids aged 9 to 14 and the open division for participants aged 15 to 21. Basketball shootouts and basketball arcade games were also available for everyone to enjoy.The basketball program is set to roll out in more provinces nationwide to be able to encourage more kids to explore and be aware of the positive benefits of sports. TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan is a component of a larger sports program of Globe which also includes Football Para Sa Bayan launched in 2013. View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img read more

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Ben Mbala leaves La Salle, joins Mexican ball club

first_img“I know my choice might come as a surprise to many, and I have to admit, the decision to leave was the toughest I have had to make after being with La Salle for so many years, but I feel that this decision is best for the next stage in my career and development,” he wrote.After his impressive stint with the Southwestern University Cobras, the 6-foot-8 slotman transferred to Taft and immediately brought tons of promise but had to serve a three-year residency period, one of which was due to his participation in a tournament in General Santos City.But when he finally took the court, Mbala proved to be good as advertised, tearing the house down and averaged 20.6 points on 54.6 percent shooting to go along with 16.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals to lead the Green Archers to the UAAP Season 79 championship.That performance earned him a spot in the Cameroonian national basketball team as Mbala led his home nation to the quarterfinals of the 2017 Afrobasket.His obligations with the national team caused him to miss two games in Season 80, but that still couldn’t stop him from norming 26.0 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks this past season. La Salle, however, finished runner-up to Ateneo this time out.Mbala said that he will forever be grateful for the opportunity to don the green-and-white.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Depression from broken leg worse than physical pain, Gordon Hayward says Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES “I am truly grateful for having had the opportunity to represent the Green Archers and will always be La Sallian at heart,” he ended.Mbala’s departure ends the looming controversy regarding his eligibility for UAAP Season 81 next year, with the Board set to revisit the “seven years out of high school” rule.His presence will also leave a big hole for the Green Archers up front with Abu Tratter also graduating from the squad. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In a lengthy status posted on his Twitter account, Mbala announced his farewell and closed the chapter on his amateur career which saw him net two UAAP Most Valuable Player awards with La Salle.“After five years, two incredible UAAP seasons, and, of course, countless unforgettable memories, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that the time has come for me to move on from De La Salle University and the Green Archers,” he wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I want to publicly thank boss ECJ (Eduardo Cojuangco), the managers, coach Aldin (Ayo), the rest of the coaching staff, and my teammates for all the incredulous opportunities that I have been given during my time there. You all have made my time in the Philippines truly worthwhile.”pic.twitter.com/Zr5VnxTOQl— thekidfromCameroon (@benmbala) December 22, 2017Mbala will turn pro as he was signed by Mexican ballclub Fuerza Regia in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon where he will serve as the team’s import in Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBen Mbala is leaving La Salle for good.After two dominating years in the UAAP, the Cameroonian center has announced that he is bidding the Green Archers goodbye.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Read Nextlast_img read more

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Nash, Kidd, Hill, Allen eligible for basketball Hall of Fame

first_imgAP FILE PHOTOSPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The Detroit Pistons backcourt of Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton also became eligible after the Hall changed its rules to allow players to reach the ballot after three years of retirement.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Hood scores 29 points as Jazz beat Spurs Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The candidates eligible for enshrinement in 2018 were announced Thursday (Friday Manila time) by the Hall on the anniversary of James Naismith’s invention of the game.Coaches on the ballot for the first time include Steve Fisher, who won a title at Michigan and later coached its Fab Five, and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe women’s committee nominated former WNBA stars Becky Hammon, now a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, as well as Tina Thompson and Katie Smith.Finalists from the North American and women’s committees will be announced at NBA All-Star weekend on Feb. 17 in Los Angeles. The entire class will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES Read Next Luge officials have maintained that their sport is clean, even while bobsled and skeleton — the other Olympic sliding sports — have been dealing with the aftereffects of the state-sponsored Sochi doping program for some time. Russia has lost two bobsled gold medals from Sochi in the IOC decisions on doping, a gold medal in skeleton, a bronze in women’s skeleton and now two silvers from luge.“We’ve heard for so long that luge doesn’t have a problem and everything’s fine and blah blah blah,” Hamlin said. “And now everything’s going to be questioned.”Two cross-country skiers disqualified Friday, Nikita Kryukov and Alexander Bessmertnykh, already lost team event medals in recent weeks when other Russians were disqualified.Of the 46 hearings, three athletes were cleared.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments Bolts turn back Elite 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img In this file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. APLAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping, and luge has now been touched by the scandal for the first time.Albert Demchenko, a luger who won two silver medals at the Sochi Games, was among 11 athletes disqualified by the International Olympic Committee on Friday (Saturday Manila time) and banned from the games for life.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Demchenko won silver in men’s luge and as part of the team relay. Also banned was Tatiana Ivanova, who was also part of the team relay.They were among the last 11 rulings on the 46 current doping cases reviewed by the IOC. Lugers from Italy, Germany, Latvia and Canada are set to be upgraded in the medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe International Luge Federation had no immediate comment about the IOC decisions. FIL President Josef Fendt said in recent weeks that he believes the Russians sliding now are clean — a comment that was appreciated by Demchenko, who is now a coach within the Russian federation.“On one page, it makes you question everything that their entire program has done,” said 2014 Olympic women’s bronze medalist Erin Hamlin of the U.S., whose medal placing will not be affected by Friday’s decisions. “At the same time, I beat a lot of them. So you know what? It didn’t work. And in that sense it’s extra-satisfying. But questions it all, not just the Olympics, and that stinks.”last_img read more

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Jokic leads Nuggets to first win in Portland since 2013

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gary Harris scored 17 points for Denver.C.J. McCollum led Portland with 15 points, while Shabazz Napier had 14. Rookie Zach Collins scored a career-high 10 points, but fouled out after playing 18 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPortland played without Damian Lillard, who strained a hamstring strain in Wednesday’s game against San Antonio. Lillard is the Blazers’ leading scorer at 25.2 points a game.The Blazers, who lost their sixth consecutive home game, heard scattered boos from the crowd during the fourth quarter. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View comments Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Westbrook’s 3-pointer lifts Thunder past Hawks Denver, establishing its offense in the paint, shot nearly 50 percent (42 of 85) from the floor. Portland couldn’t get untracked offensively, particularly from 3-point range, where it was just 5 of 21.The Nuggets led 52-41 at halftime as Jokic scored 18 first-half points. They separated themselves from Portland late in the second quarter with a 10-0 run.Denver continued to punish Portland inside during the third quarter, as Chandler scored eight points and Jokic seven in taking an 80-66 lead. The Nuggets led by as many as 19 points during the third quarter.Portland was unable to get closer than 10 in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, shoots past Portland Trail Blazers center Zach Collins, left, and forward Ed Davis, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APPORTLAND, Oregon — Nikola Jokic scored 27 points and the Denver Nuggets won for the first time in Portland since 2013, beating the Trail Blazers 102-85 on Friday (Saturday Manila time).Jokic hit 12 of 21 shots and grabbed eight rebounds as the Nuggets ended a nine-game losing streak to the Blazers in Portland. Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqlast_img read more

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