76ers rout Mavericks, win 14th in row to tie club mark

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, right, and Dallas Mavericks’ Johnathan Motley, left, go after the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown acknowledged that after he told his players and the media before the season began that the goal was to make the playoffs, it “wasn’t well received” by many in the cautious front office.Turns out, Brown had the pulse of The Process. Not only are the Sixers headed to the postseason, they’re poised to make some noise.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas cadets to join Filoil preseason tilt Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “I thought we played pretty hard,” Carlisle said. “This is a very hard team to play.”The undermanned Mavs were no match for the Sixers, who won their sixth in a row without injured All-Star Joel Embiid, who is out until at least the start of the playoffs with an eye injury. They moved a game ahead of idle Cleveland for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with two games left.Two days after an emotional win over the Cavaliers, the Sixers missed five of their first six shots. But Simmons keyed a 17-3 second-quarter run by assisting on Covington’s consecutive 3-pointers before his twisting layup in traffic that made it 50-34.The Sixers led by 19 before Smith helped get the Mavs within four points late in the third quarter. But the Sixers quickly got the lead back to double figures.Dallas shot 11 of 40 from 3-point range in its final road game. The Mavs will soon face big decisions in the draft and free agency that the Sixers were once contemplating.“I hope that I represent a real-time example to other owners that can say, ‘Here’s the plan, and we’re really going to adhere to the plan and walk it down and not blink,’” Brown said. “We have fantastic owners that have said something to me and they have delivered.”TIP-INSMavericks: Barnes started 0 of 7 from the field and missed his first three free throws. … Dallas finished 9-32 on the road.76ers: The 1982-83 Sixers won 14 straight from Dec. 21-Jan. 21. … Philadelphia won 18 straight over two seasons in 1966. … The Sixers last lost March 13 to Indiana. … Ersan Ilyasova had 11 points and 12 rebounds.EMBIID UPDATE JJ Redick scored 18 points, and the surging 76ers matched a franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, 109-97 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.Ben Simmons added 16 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Robert Covington had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Two years after going 10-72, the Sixers (50-30) clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and secured their first 50-win season since Allen Iverson’s 2000-01 team, which lost in the Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“In our profession, Brett has become a legend,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose team has begun its own rebuild. “He’s just been unshakable as a leader and as a guy that’s always pushed his teams to always play at their highest capacity in terms of energy and effort.“And as this thing has gone along, in the fourth or fifth year, they’ve built up the guys that they like and they’ve gotten rid of a lot of other guys that weren’t quite good enough. They’ve added a few veterans and they’ve done a great job with the draft.” View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES 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 Brown said Embiid could resume conditioning and shooting as soon as Monday.FULTZ OVER MCCONNELLBrown thought rookie Markelle Fultz was just “OK” after getting nearly all the backup minutes at point guard ahead of T.J. McConnell. Brown said he hasn’t decided if Fultz will be part of the postseason rotation.“That remains a little bit of a mystery to us,” Brown said. “And it should. He hasn’t played, as we all know, much NBA basketball.”LOTTERY LOWDOWNThe Mavericks ensured they will stay below Orlando and keep the fourth-worst record in the NBA. Only Atlanta, Memphis and Phoenix have poorer records.UP NEXTMavericks: Season finale Tuesday night at home vs. Phoenix.76ers: Monday night at Atlanta. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The only other time the Sixers won 14 straight in a single season, Dr. J and Moses Malone delivered Philadelphia its last NBA title in 1983.“I wouldn’t want to play these guys in the first round with them having home-court,” Carlisle said. “Not in this place.”But Brown, now 125-283 in his fifth year in Philly, is still taking the long view after experiencing the pain of The Process’ early years.“We are growing a culture,” Brown said. “And, oh by the way, we’ve won 50 games and we have home-court advantage and we’ve tied a record. That’s true. But that is never really what’s most on my mind.”Harrison Barnes scored 21 points on 9-of-25 shooting, and Dennis Smith Jr. added 20 points for the Mavericks, who have lost three straight and six of seven.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Sera-Josef shines as Chiefs add to Bombers’ woes

first_imgMaui Sera-Josef was fouled while taking a three-pointer with 14.9 seconds left in the game and teammate Richard Abanes added two free throws as Arellano hammered out a 76-74 victory over Jose Rizal U Thursday in the Filoil Flying V preseason tournament.Sera-Josef hit the Filoil Flying V Centre floor hard after the foul by JRU’s Justin Padua and could not continue after draining the triple that knotted the count at 74. Abanes stepped in for the bonus charity then added one more for good measure after another foul by the Bombers as Arellano pinned an eighth straight loss on JRU.ADVERTISEMENT Arcillas new leader at Riviera Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Guilmer Dela Torre led AU with 15 points while Sera-Josef finished with 14.In other matches, Adamson used a sustained attack from start to finish en route to an 80-60 dismantling of St. Benilde.The Falcons clamped down on the Blazers’ passing game and interior attack to take an early 13-2 lead in the first seven minutes of the match.Sean Manganti led the Falcons with 17 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, as Adamson joined FEU and St. Benilde at the top of the Group B standings with similar 5-1 records.“We were motivated to get back at CSB as we lost in a practice game a few weeks ago,” noted Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren, who faced his former player, TY Tang, who is now the Blazers’ head coach. “That has been what we have been trying to enforce—sustained defensive effort. And we got it done.”ADVERTISEMENT It was a sorry loss for the Bombers, who had the Chiefs backed to a corner for most of the game. Before his foul on Sera-Josef, Padua capped a JRU run that had the Bombers digging a 62-74 hold for the Chiefs.But Archie Concepcion scored on a pair of three-point plays to spark Arellano’s comeback before Sera-Josef nailed the big shot to highlight the Chief’s game-ending 14-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Whatever it takes,” noted a relieved Codiñera when asked about his Chiefs resorting more to the long ball than an inside game. “Whatever the defense gives us [we’ll take it].”The win gave Arellano a 3-3 slate in Group B while JRU, which got a huge game from Jed Mendoza (15 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists), fell to 0-8. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jerome Lastimosa and Jerrick Ahanmisi backstopped Manganti’s efforts with 13 and 11, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

Mother of 2 dies in Berbice fire

first_imgA mother of two perished in a blaze, which completely destroyed a one-storey building at Lot 150 Number 64 Village, Corentyne on Monday.Dead: Sabita SukhnanandDead is 37-year-old Sabita Sukhnanand.Reports are that Sukhnanand allegedly set fire to the building about 16:00h on Monday, but it was not until around 19:00h that fire-fighters were able to contain the fire, preventing it from spreading to other buildings.The woman’s 42-year-old husband, Jairam, told Guyana Times that he was at work when his daughter turned up and reported that her mother had set the house on fire.He said when he arrived on the scene, he removed his car from under the house while neighbours were attempting to douse the fire with water by forming a bucket brigade.Jairam said that he attempted to enter the burning building, but the curtains obscured his vision.“When the fire catch on she, she start to holla and I jump up catch she hand, ah couldn’t get fuh hold she and pull she up. She fall down and I had to jump out back,” he explained.This newspaper was told the couple’s 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were in the building when it was set on fire and they raised an alarm.There are reports that it was the third time the woman had set fire to the building. According to her husband, he believed that she was under the influence of alcohol on Monday when she lit the fire. The carpenter said that when he left for work at approximately 13:00h, his wife was in good spirits and nothing seemed off with her.This publication was told that back in 2016, Sukhnanand set the house on fire, but neighbours were able to put out the blaze without much damage to the building.It is believed that on Monday afternoon, the fire was set in front of the door while Sukhnanand remained in the house in her intoxicated state. She was unable to run to safety.Residents have reported that a unit from the Corriverton Fire Service arrived more than an hour after smoke was initially seen coming from the building.The Police are investigating.last_img read more

Plans in gear for Copa Cocacola Africa camp

first_img“We are working with partners across the continent to develop a Copa Africa camp because as you know there are multiple countries with Copa Coca-Cola. We want to have a world cup of sorts because we have seen a lot of talent especially in the Kenyan tournament and we would want to develop it,” Nzioka said.In previous years, there have been Copa camps organized in South Africa and at one point there was a partnership with coaches from English premier League side Chelsea FC who came down and helped train the young lads and their coaches.Meanwhile, Nzioka says the tournament celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year has seen tremendous success and believes there will be more in the coming years.2018 Copa Coca-Cola Champions St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale celebrate with their trophy at the Hill School in Eldoret.St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale won this year’s competition after beating St. peters Boys from Mumias 3-1 on penalties in the final in Eldoret last week.Biggest among the highlight players to have come through the tournament is Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga who starred for Upper Hill High School before making the top tier moves to Thika United, Tusker FC and Gor Mahia.Olunga currently plies his trade in the Chinese top tier with Guizhou Zhicheng having had his first pro stint in Sweden with Djugardens and last season played in the Spanish La Liga with FC Girona.“The 10 years have been a learning and growing experience for us. The reason we got into Copa was because we wanted to engage the youth on a platform they could connect with and for the youth that is either music or football,” Nzioka explained.“Copa has grown year in year out and the reason we went for the Under-16 is because that is the age where youth discover their talent and we wanted to play a part in nurturing it and opening the doors for them,” he added.Coca-Cola Senior Franchise Brand Manager Rodney Nzioka receives a commemorative plaque from an official of the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association as they celebrated 10 years of existence.Previously, the company used to run the tournament on its own but since 2016, they have partnered with the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) and the tournament has been made part of the school games calendar.“The reason we partnered with KSSSA is we wanted to increase the scale of Copa and with schools it allows us to touch all secondary schools in Kenya. Also, they provide a great logistical and marketing support for Coca-Cola so it makes it easier,” added Nzioka.“I would give a 12 (On a scale of 1-10)! It has been a successful endeavor with the company and there are a lot of superstars that played their first organized game through Copa, not only players but coaches as well, we develop the sport all round,” further added the Marketing boss.Meanwhile, Coca-Cola signed a three-year partnership with KSSA that will see them sponsor the entire Term 2A National School Games to the tune of Sh21.5mn per year, taking over from Brookside who were erstwhile sponsors of the games.The partnership kicked off this year with the School Games held in Eldoret where the company were headline sponsors for the Copa U16 tourney, U19, racquet games, volleyball, netball, rugby, decathlon, heptathlon and cross country. 0Shares0000Coca-Cola Senior Franchise Brand Manager Rodney Nzioka hands over the winner’s trophy to the 2018 Copa Coca-Cola Champions St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale at the Hill School in Eldoret.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6- Plans are on to organize an Africa Copa Camp that will see winning teams from all round the continent gather in one central location for a training program as well as a ‘African Cup’ tournament, Coca-Cola Senior Franchise Brand Manager Rodney Nzioka has told Capital Sport.In an exclusive interview with Capital Sport, Nzioka says just as has been the tradition in years before, the beverage company will look to ensure the talents showcased in the Under-16 tournaments all across the continents is developed and improved. 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Gor Mahia set sights on control of Group D

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players join Francis Kahata in celebrating his sumptuous goal against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Machakos Stadium on April 22, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, KENYA, May 16- A win for Gor Mahia on Wednesday evening against Algeria’s USM Alger at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani will earn them top spot in Group D of the CAF Confederation Cup if Rayon Sport fails to earn maximum points against Tanzania’s Yanga.The 16-time Kenyan champions started their campaign with a 1-1 draw away to Rayon Sport and playing their first match at home, the side is confident they have done just but enough to ensure they bag three points. “It is a very tough match because USM Alger is a good side and we have watched several of their games including their first game against Yanga. They have fast and technical players and they should give us quite a challenge,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said.Alger kicked-off their campaign in emphatic form, beating Yanga 4-0 at their Algerian backyard and walk into the fixture with confidence.Head coach Miloud Hamdi expects a tough match from the hosts, having watched several of their games and he knows his boys will be in for a rough challenge.“Gor Mahia are leading the Kenyan league and they are quite tough at home with fans always behind them so I know it will be very tough for us. The good thing is that they will miss one of their top strikers who would have given us a lot of trouble and I think we stand a chance,” the tactician said pre-match.Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge (centre) is congratulated by teammates Meddie Kagere (left) and Francis Kahata (right) after scoring against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGor will be without Rwandese striker Meddie Kagere who is serving a one match suspension after accumulating yellow cards and his absence will be a point for concern for Kerr who has been a firm believer of the partnership between Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge.“It is of course a blow for us because Meddie is an integral part of the team. But we go in there with confidence and I have faith in Ephraim (Guikan) that he can comfortably fill that gap. He has shown his quality before and I hope he can do it against USM,” the British tactician offered.Kerr will borrow chunks of confidence from their display against English Championship side Hull City, a game they lost 4-3 on penalties after spurning chances in a 0-0 draw in regulation time.“We dominated the game and that is what I would want to see against the Algerian team. We need to have the confidence in ourselves that we can play better and win. We create so many chances like against Rayon, but our problem is that we can finish them. We need to improve on this,” Kerr further advised.Skipper Harun Shakava has meanwhile urged his teammates to make the most of the one advantage, noting that beating Alger at home will be a strong indicator of their intention to make it into the quarter finals.“We had such a great atmosphere when we played against Hull and if we can come close to that on Wednesday night, I am confident we will have good results. It is a very tough match because North African teams are no pushovers. But if we can have the fans behind us, we can do anything,” the tough defender noted.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gestures during his side’s friendly match against Hull City on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “We want to win all our home matches to give ourselves a decent chance of qualifying to the next stage and if we can win against Alger, that will be a huge motivator for us.”Gor will look to borrow a leaf from neighbors Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) who on Tuesday shocked eight-time African Champions Al Ahly beating them 2-0 in Kampala.They will also fancy their chances against an Alger side that has not had a pretty good run of results. They lost away to JS Kabilye in their last league match five days ago, their third loss in four games.Alger have not won their last six away matches in all competitions, drawing one and losing all their last five, including in the Confederations Cup against Nigeria’s Plateau United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Head-to-head: Man United’s top two Van Persie replacements assessed

first_imgThe last time Manchester United won the league, Robin van Persie fired in 26 goals for Sir Alex Ferguson’s team.Now the Dutchman has left for Fenerbahce and as the Red Devils go in search of a 21st English title, a new striker is needed to help achieve this goal.Captain Wayne Rooney will be a certain starter but has not scored 20 goals in a Premier League season since the 2011/12 season.Rooney and van Persie, who scored 12 and 10 goals respectively, were the only two United players to hit double figures last season.With van Persie and Falcao leaving, and Javier Hernandez also expected to depart, Louis van Gaal is left with only Rooney and youngster James Wilson to choose from.Two names have been rumoured as solutions to the goalscoring problem – Edinson Cavani, who could be part of a swap deal with Angel Di Maria, and Christian Benteke. talkSPORT puts the pair head-to-head below …What do they offer?Cavani’s name carries a lot of star quality. He made his name in Italy for Napoli where he scored a goal every 123 minutes over three years at the club. This led to a £45m move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain in 2013, the sixth most expensive footballer ever at the time.The Uruguayan is quick, strong and has an eye for goal – all the attributes you would think a player would need if they are to survive the physicality of Premier League football. He is more versatile than his Aston Villa counterpart too, as he can play as a central striker or coming in from the left.Benteke, on the hand, is a whole different level of physicality. One of the best attacking headers of the ball in the league, the Belgian is a handful for most defences. He is also deceptively quick.The 6ft 3in striker signed for Villa on deadline day 2012 for £7m but his value is now quadruple that after scoring 42 goals in 88 games for the midlands club.How likely is a deal?The future of Cavani hangs exclusively on whether United allow Di Maria to move to PSG. Van Gaal admitted on Wednesday that he was unclear on whether the Argentina international would stay at the club this summer.The French media say a deal for Di Maria could be done within days and despite PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisting he does not want Cavani to leave, United could push for a player-plus-cash deal.It is a more straightforward situation with Benteke. If United bid £32.5m – the forward’s release clause – then they could get their man, but they will have to move quick because Liverpool have already offered the full asking price.There are additional stumbling blocks, with the 24-year-old thought to favour a move to rivals Liverpool (more likely to make the first team?). The second problem is whether he is actually worth such a large sum of money.Even without selling Di Maria, United have to financial clout to secure either, but neither PSG nor Aston Villa will budge on the valuations of their players.On the face of things, Cavani is the more likely deal as there is more room to negotiate with the Parisians because they also want something from United. Video EvidenceWho would be the better option?Van Gaal insists that his players follow a certain philosophy and work for the team rather than themselves, and Cavani certainly fits that mould.He plays second fiddle to Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez for club and country respectfully and is forced to do more of the legwork, something Van Gaal looks for in his signings.However, as we have seen with the likes of Falcao and Di Maria, some players don’t settle well in the Premier League and it may take time for Cavani to get to his best – is it a gamble Van Gaal is willing to take?In comparison, Benteke is a tried and tested Premier League goalscorer who would keep any defence on their toes.But is he worth £32.5m? Liverpool seem to think so, but that is no great endorsement considering some of their bad buys in recent years. He has also never had any Champions League experience, something United are keen on as they look to re-establish themselves among Europe’s elite.Benteke does not really offer the Red Devils anything new because with Marouane Fellaini, they already have a highly physical player with good aerial ability.They do not, in contrast, have a player like Cavani. Manchester United transfer targets Christian Benteke and Edinson Cavani 1last_img read more

NBC’s move to Universal City is a boon to real Hollywood

first_imgHooray for North Hollywood. Studio City, too. This slice of the southeast San Fernando Valley is expected to reap some of the benefits of NBC Universal’s recently announced plans to move from Burbank to Universal City. The Peacock will be shifting over its entire news operation along with “The Tonight Show,” which will be hosted by Conan O’Brien rather than Jay Leno by the time it all comes together. NBC plans to Move its West Coast headquarters into an $800 million complex near the MTA Red Line station, right across the street from Universal Studios theme park and the adjacent CityWalk attraction. Ackerman said he wouldn’t be surprised to see NBC Universal sell its Burbank property to another media or entertainment company that would build out the 34-acre site. And Jack Kyser, the chief economist for the Los Angeles County Development Corp., predicted that there will be a lot of interest in the NBC property because of the low vacancy rate in Burbank’s Media District – an area NBC helped create. “It’s sort of a poke in the eye for the city of Burbank” he said. “However, there would probably be a lot of interest in those (NBC) facilities – whether it be from a media company or (someone) just goes in and plows the site.” NBC’s new digs will be built and owned by Los Angeles-based Thomas Properties Group. The 315,000-square-foot studio with a 24-story postproduction office and another 24-story high-rise is slated for completion in 2011. A 34-story office tower or condominium hotel will be finished by 2015. With Universal’s back lot now slated for the construction of 2,937 condos and apartments on 130 acres, some are questioning whether it’s a good time to add more housing to the mix. “We have time for the market to have cycled out,” said Ayahlushim Hammond, a senior vice president at Thomas. “But our first preference is (completion of) a postproduction office. “That’s our first priority because it means more jobs for the larger area,” she said. “You need the jobs to go with the residential.” Officials estimate that the complex eventually could employ 3,200 people. My neighbor Manny, a truck driver at Universal Studios, summed up why it’s just common sense for NBC to move its West Coast operations a couple of miles down the road. “All we do is spend all day driving between the two places, hauling film and equipment,” he said.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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Preliminary plans call for three office towers and a five-story, state-of-the-art studio with a big picture window. That will give Red Line commuters a view into the studio, similar to the way fans can wave and gape at NBC’s “Today” show from Rockefeller Center in New York City. The new headquarters will give more credence to what local boosters have been saying for a long time: If you want to find the real Hollywood, come to the Southeast Valley. “It’s going to be the next evolution of what we’ve been saying for the last 10 years. This is where entertainment lives,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. At the same time, Ackerman conceded that the loss will have a huge impact on Burbank, where Johnny Carson moved his popular “The Tonight Show” in May 1972. “I hate to see any of our cities lose anything. But I love the fact that NBC is going to build out some incredible things for the San Fernando Valley,” he said. “Burbank is so synonymous with NBC and ‘The Tonight Show,’ it’s going to be an emotional loss as well as a physical loss.” last_img read more

Four Masters GAA congratulate County Ladies on win against Galway

first_imgWell done to Michael Naughton and the County Ladies on their great win against Galway.Four masters U16 Ladies play St.Nauls tomorrow evening in Mountcharles at 6:30pm. All support welcome.A chairde, Ulster GAA’s commitment to promoting Irish language, culture and heritage has been reaffirmed by the announcement of the ‘Gaeilge sa Chlub’ scholarship scheme for 2016-17. Ulster GAA have just announced scholarships for GAA members applying for Ulster University’s Irish Language Diploma from September 2016 in what is the fourth year of this collaboration with Ulster University. Over 70 scholarships have been awarded to date and it is likely that this commitment from Ulster GAA will benefit a further 30 learners in the year ahead. The Gaeilge sa Chlub (‘Irish in the Club’) scholarship scheme for adult learners of Irish is a joint initiative from Ulster GAA and Ulster University which aims to promote the use ofIrish within clubs throughout Ulster by providing financial assistance to GAA members who sign up for a Diploma in Irish Language course. Welcoming another year of the partnership Ulster GAA President Michael Hasson said, “Ulster GAA is delighted to once again encourage GAA members to take up the Irish language, to learn it and to use it. Through this joint initiative with Ulster University, GAA members of all ages across Ulster will be able to study Irish and gain a University qualification. We hope the successful GAA members who receive scholarships will come back and promote Irish in their own local club.” Dr Malachy Ó Néill, Head of School of Irish Language and Literature at Ulster University highlighted the continued success of the collaboration with Ulster GAA; “The Irish Diploma at Ulster University continues to be a fantastic pathway to a high level of proficiency in Irish.This financial support for GAA members enables students to receive up to 50% reduction in course fees, opening the door to third-level education for many. This partnership encourages GAA members to take up the Diploma with many progressing to the Degree course thereafter.” For further information on the Diploma in Irish, contact Mrs Ros O’Hagan at r.ohagan1@ulster.ac.uk or 028 7167 5277. (course at Cookstown and Magee) or Sharon McKee at s.mckee@ulster.ac.uk or 028 95367482 (courses at Belfast). Anyone interested in applying for the Irish Diploma Scholarships from Ulster GAA are asked to contact Fionntan O’Dowd for further information: 028 (048) 3751 7180 or email fionntan.odowd.ulster@gaa.ie Closing Date for Scholarship Applications: Wednesday 7th September at 5pm.Best of luck to Karl Lacey and the Donegal senior team who play Dublin on Saturday. Well done to Aaron McCrea and the county minors on their win on Saturday.Club LottoRenew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Club NotesAny club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email fourmasterspro@gmail.com before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included.Four Masters GAA congratulate County Ladies on win against Galway was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:four mastersGAAGalwaylast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN WHO SCOOPED €37K ON WINNING STREAK PLANS TO BUY NEW CAR

first_imgFrancis Diver from Derrybeg, Co. Donegal won €37,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE, on Saturday 11 January 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, game show co-host; Francis Diver, the winning player; Peter Plunkett, Head of IT, The National Lottery and Marty Whelan, game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Spar, Derrybeg, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyA Derrybeg man has scooped €37,000 on the National Lottery’s Winng Streak Gameshow and now plans to replace his ‘banger’ with a new car!Frances Diver, of Carrickataskin, Derrybeg, wa delighted with his win.Frances was born and reared in Carrickataskin. He and his wife Brid have been married for the past 45 years. They have four sons. Their son Kieran is married to Ann Frances and they live in Philadelphia. They have four granddaughters and one grandson.Frances is a pensioner. In addition to working he played music all his life, first in a Céilí band in the 50s and later in the show bands. He played bass guitar with the band called Margo and The Keynotes.He purchased the Scratch Card and never misses the show.He couldn’t move when he heard his name read out – he just sat there dumbfounded! Nowadays Francis is interested in playing golf and indoor bowls.He feels like he is fairly lucky and definitely not unlucky. He is not bothered with any lucky charms.He plans to treat himself to a new car as he is driving a banger at the moment! He also plans to give some of the winnings to his wife Brid.   DONEGAL MAN WHO SCOOPED €37K ON WINNING STREAK PLANS TO BUY NEW CAR was last modified: January 13th, 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:carFrances DiverWinning Streaklast_img read more

Sharks return to Winnipeg with villains in tow

first_imgWINNIPEG, Manitoba — Evander Kane isn’t expecting Justin Braun, Tomas Hertl and Tim Heed to receive the full Winnipeg treatment Tuesday night. The local fan base will be zeroing in on a bigger villain.The Sharks are in town to play the Jets for the first time since January 2018 when videotape surfaced showing Braun, Hertl and Heed tape criticizing Winnipeg for being “cold” and “dark” and technologically primitive. It also will be the first visit in a Sharks uniform for Kane, who is public …last_img