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Falcons secure 3rd semis seat

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Falcons led by as many as 21 points, but needed to quell the Fighting Maroons’ final rally to post their ninth win in 13 games and move beyond reach of first game winner Far Eastern University.The FEU Tamaraws gored the University of the East Red Warriors, 79-63, to climb to 6-6 and fourth place.UE fell out of Final Four contention after dropping to 3-10.With the Fighting Maroons closing in, 74-66, behind the hot hands of Paul Desiderio, the Falcons countered with 12 straight points, six coming from Jerrick Ahanmisi, to seal the outcome and pull down UP to fifth at 5-7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFEU and UE were tied at 49 after the third quarter, but the Tamaraws found their groove in the fourth and pulled away behind a 21-8 scoring run.Prized transferee Arvin Tolentino capped that outburst that shoved FEU ahead, 70-57, with 3:27 to go.Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela said their game against the Red Warriors was a crucial one for the team, which came into the game having lost its last two outings and is in a tight race for the fourth spot. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Adamson trounced University of the Philippines, 86-70, on Sunday to book the third semifinal seat in UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT “We need more wins in our remaining games but this is a good confidence-booster for us going into the homestretch,” said Racela.Jasper Parker orchestrated the plays for FEU, finishing with 18 points and eight assists, while Prince Orizu powered the Tamaraws inside with 14 points and 13 rebounds.Tolentino, who celebrated his 22nd birthday, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench.Alvin Pasaol contributed 18 points and seven boards, while Mark Olayon added 14 points and six assists for UE.Meanwhile, Filipino basketball fans are in for a treat as tickets to Tanduay Alab Pilipinas season opener in the Asean Basketball League will be free, according to team manager Charlie Dy.The Philippines will take on defending champion Hong Kong on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks is back in the fold for Alab, which also tapped NBA veteran Ivan Johnson. —BONG LOZADA AND RANDOLPH LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFirst Game scores:FEU 79—Parker 18, Orizu 14, Tolentino 10, Dennison 9, Trinidad 9, Cani 8, Tuffin 4, Escoto 3, Comboy 2, Bayquin 2, Inigo 0, Ebona 0, Ramirez 0.UE 63—Pasaol 18, Olayon 14, Maloles 8, Acuno 8, Manalang 7, Bartolome 4, Conner 4, Derige 0, Varilla 0, Cullar 0, Toribio 0, Abanto 0.Quarters: 18-22, 29-33, 49-49, 79-63Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Reed, Morris head Australian invasion 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 LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Handy man: Calderon doing whatever Cavaliers need

first_imgIn this March 7, 2018 photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jose Calderon (81) warms up in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Now in his 13th season, the veteran guard has become Cleveland’s most dependable player, capable of starting, coming off the bench or pulling for his teammates from the bench as an extended member of the coaching staff. He has been invaluable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CLEVELAND — It’s two hours before tip-off, and Jose Calderon is working up a healthy sweat on the floor at Quicken Loans Arena.Then he retreats to the locker room to study. Sitting at his cubicle, just feet from where LeBron James dresses, Calderon watches video of that night’s opponent on his phone or on a large TV mounted on the other side of the room.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Calderon may play tonight — or sit. He never knows exactly. Either way, abiding by the Boy Scout’s motto, he will be prepared.“I know I got to be ready in any moment,” he said.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 crownNow in his 13th season, Calderon is Cleveland’s Jose-on-the-spot, a dependable player capable of starting, coming off the bench or pulling for his teammates from the bench as an extended member of the coaching staff.Invaluable. Trustworthy. At 36. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Mourinho invites rival into news conference after United win In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img With the Cavs, someone always seems to be going down.Cleveland has been overrun by injuries all season. And with Hill to miss Sunday’s game against Dallas and maybe more, the Cavs will need to tweak their lineup again just as they head into the playoffs.Fortunately for them, Calderon, whose signing as a free agent last summer was met with indifference by many Cleveland fans following All-Star Kyrie Irving’s blockbuster trade, has handled any role the Cavs have given him.The team is 21-9 in Calderon’s 30 starts and 26-11 when he plays at least 10 minutes. He has earned his teammates’ respect and his coach’s admiration.“This guy has answered the bell,” said assistant coach Larry Drew, who is running the club while Tyronn Lue is away for health reasons. “His attitude has been phenomenal. I mean he just stays ready and he really loves this team, he loves his teammates. He loves his coaches and he just said, ‘Coach, whenever you guys need me I’m here for you. I’ll stay ready.’ You can’t do anything but take your hat off for a guy like that.”Calderon’s minutes have varied since the season opener. He began the year behind Derrick Rose, then moved into the starting lineup briefly before Isaiah Thomas returned from injury and Calderon was back on the bench.He didn’t play even one minute in 22 games, but Calderon never complained or did anything other than make sure he was ready for his next chance.“I know what I can do out there,” he said following Friday’s game. “I just got to stay ready for whenever my name is called, and today it was because G-Hill went down and I just went out there and just gave effort and it worked out well.”This has been a new experience for the affable Spaniard, who spent seven seasons with Toronto before stops in Detroit, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Until this year, he has been primarily a starter but he’s embracing his jack-of-all-trades role with Cleveland.“I’ve never been on a team like this, either,” he said. “So I think everything goes together.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters On Friday night, Calderon was needed in the third quarter after starting point guard George Hill sprained his left ankle. Calderon sparked the Cavs to a 107-102 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, preventing Cleveland from sliding out of third place in the Eastern Conference. Calderon made one of three 3-pointers in a 1:33 span as the Cavs overcame a 13-point deficit and won for the seventh time in eight games.Calderon finished with just five points in 14 minutes, but his contributions went way beyond his statistics as he brought his usual steadiness and energy to the floor.James has become one of his biggest fans.“You got to have one or two guys like that on every team, someone who has kind of like zero ego, zero notion of entitlement,” said the three-time champion, who broke one of Michael Jordan’s scoring records against the Pelicans.“Listen, his whole thing is like, ‘I’m going to stay ready. I’ll stay ready so if my number is called,’ and he goes out and produces and that’s big for our team because you never know when someone is going to go down.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View commentslast_img read more

Lillard’s 41-point outburst carries Portland past Magic

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Said Stotts: “It’s hard to say it’s a trend after one week, but it is a reality right now. I think it’s fun. I like offensive basketball, but check back with me in January.”UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Visits Miami on Saturday.Magic: Visits Milwaukee on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Ross kept the Magic within striking distance with 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting. The Magic kept pace offensively, but were a step slow at the defensive end and Portland beat them to the basket repeatedly.TIP-INSTRAIL BLAZERS: Lillard’s 41 points were the most ever scored by a Portland player against Orlando. . Collins hit all five field goal attempts in the first half, including a pair of 3-pointers.MAGIC: Orlando never led in the game after never trailing in the last game, a 93-90 win over Boston. . Vucevic has scored 25 or more points in five of his last seven games against Portland.PACE OF PLAYThe NBA season is only a week old, but Portland coach Terry Stotts and Clifford have noticed the same thing.“Right now the pace of games is off the charts,” Stotts said.“Teams are definitely playing faster,” Clifford added.The scoring average for the NBA is up seven points from last season — 113.4 so far from 106.3. Neither coach was sure how long it would last.“It’s hard to gauge after four or five games, but guys are pushing the ball up the floor,” Clifford said. “I think all of us coaches are interested in seeing what’s going to happen 15-20 games in.” Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Terrence Ross had 21 points off the bench and Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier had 17 apiece. The Magic shot 50 percent from the field and made 12 3-pointers, but never could find a way to stop Portland.“If you look at the offensive numbers, you ought to win this game,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “But the biggest thing tonight was our defense. It started with the first five minutes when we made mistake after mistake. We just weren’t good.”Lillard had 19 points in the third quarter, including 11 of the Blazers’ last 13. Magic guards D.J. Augustin and Jerian Grant chased him around the perimeter and into the lane, but never could catch him. He had three 3-pointers and five driving layups, before taking a break to start the fourth quarter.However, Portland couldn’t shake the Magic, who trailed 91-80 going to the fourth period. But after Orlando cut it to three, Lillard and McCollum combined for eight straight points and Portland was back in front 110-99.Backup center Zach Collins had 13 points in nine minutes to help the Blazers to a 58-48 halftime lead. He helped the Blazers overcome a slow start by Lillard (2 for 8) and McCollum (foul trouble).ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CJ McCollum had 22 for the Trail Blazers and Jusuf Nurkic added 18 points and 10 rebounds.Lillard was just 2 for 8 in the first half, then hit 11 of 15 shots in the final two quarters, going 5 of 8 from 3-point territory. He sat out the first four minutes of the final quarter and watched a 13-point lead shrink to just 102-99.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s not really about filling up the stat sheet,” Lillard said. “There are opportunities to do it but I think it is more about impacting the game. Even when I am not making shots, I focus on how can I still impact the game.”Lillard and McCollum then re-entered with 7:54 left after Orlando cut a 13-point deficit to just 102-99 on Gordon’s second 3-pointer of the quarter. The guards combined to score 22 of Portland’s final 26 points to seal the win. Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, center, drives to the basket between Orlando Magic’s Jerian Grant (22) and Mohamed Bamba (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — Damian Lillard struggled in the first half then was back in All-Star form after halftime.Lillard scored 34 of his 41 points in the second half, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 128-114 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? With Kobe watching, LeBron scores triple-double to lead Lakers to 2nd win View commentslast_img read more

The US$200,000 that Landed in Poland

first_imgMr. Raji says he is not blaming anyone until investigations reveal those responsible-In whose account?Whether Liberia will continue to develop as envisioned by the people or not should depend on how a way can be found to prevent huge development money from vanishing into thin air.For several months this country was embroiled in an alleged missing L$16 billion of newly printed banknotes that was meant to replace the old legacy notes. The vibrations of that huge sum are yet to go away, as the search continues, though momentum is low.Quite recently, the president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Mustapha Raji revealed that U$200,000 that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) sent to Liberia to develop football in the country found its way into an unknown account in Poland, central Europe.Recall that the current LFA administration had to pay a fine of more than US$5,000 because the last administration withdrew Liberia’s U-17 national team from TOTAL CAF U17 African Cup of Nations held in Gabon because there was not enough money. The LFA attracted the fine  because the withdrawal was done in the last minute against the rules of the tournament. However, U$200,000 was on hand but ‘someone’ diverted the money into a foreign account. How wicked!Mr. Raji said: “There is no need to accuse anyone. We got in and we realized that US$200,000 meant for Liberia was transferred to Poland to another beneficiary. We engaged CAF as part of our responsibilities as the football association. We’ve so far gone through a lot of processes, and it’s acknowledged that money actually landed in Poland and not in Liberia.”While the president said much is being done to find out whose account it is and retrieve the money, many people are wondering about the connection with Poland.Poland is a country of central Europe, located at a geographic crossroad that links the forested lands of northwestern Europe to the sea lanes of the Atlantic Ocean and the fertile plains of the Eurasian frontier.It is encouraging that Polish authorities are helping out to find out whose account the money was deposited in. Since the incident took place in the last administration at the LFA, it would be too easy for anyone to suggest that finding the culprit would be rather simple.However, Raji said he was not accusing anyone in the past administration. He is waiting for investigations to reveal the one responsible for the crafty act.Raji said: “So far, nothing points to any individual of taking the money. The LFA is accusing no one. But the money is meant for Liberia and the development of youth football in Liberia. Our responsibility is that we get back the money that is meant for football development in Liberia.”It is no surprise that CAF and FIFA have decided to do business with Liberia, and they are working together to remove their financial restrictions that were attached to Liberia due to the poor financial management of the last LFA administration. Raji must be commended for announcing the problem and getting the right people to help the LFA.It is hoped that the LD16 billion and U$200,000 could be found to tackle important business and sporting ventures in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Corentyne man remanded for discharging rounds from stolen gun

first_img…during attack on elderly woman, 5-year-old girlA Corentyne man, who late last month reportedly stole a gun along with ammunition, and allegedly discharged the rounds at an elderly woman and her grandchild, was on Tuesday brought before the Whim Magistrate’s Court.Suraj Singh, 26, of Number 72 Village, Corentyne, appeared before MagistrateAccused: Suraj SinghCharlyn Artiga and denied the allegations brought against him.He pleaded not guilty to the first charge which alleged that between November 22-23, 2017, he stole a gun and ammunition; property of Booraj Surajbally.Singh also denied discharging rounds with intention to cause injuries to five-year-old Renuka Singh and Savitree Hassan, her grandmother.According to the Police prosecution, on the day of the incident, a loud explosion was heard and when inspections were made, the child who was at the time screaming and her grandmother were both attacked while sleeping and were found to have received injuries.The two were rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where they were treated for gunshot injuries. Singh, according to the Police, was seen escaping from the scene of the crime.Despite his not guilty plea, the accused when questioned told the court that he carried out the act because of a previous incident involving the husband of the elderly woman whom he is accusing of raping his relative.He was remanded to prison and will return to court on January 4, 2018, at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court.This publication was informed that Police are investigating the allegation made by Singh against the husband of the elderly woman.last_img read more

Traffic Warning: WCSS Oil Spill Exercise May Create Delays

first_imgDrivers planning on taking the Clayhurst bridge tomorrow should be aware that an oil spill exercise being held nearby may create delays.Western Canadian Spill Services, who will be running the exercise, says it expects over 100 attendees from local oilfield companies.The exercise will run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.- Advertisement –last_img

Oilpatch market reaction muted after election of minority Liberal government

first_img“Most of us in the oilpatch are being quite restrained because there’s just no access to market and there’s no point in investing in big projects in either oil or gas production until we see some things going ahead,” he said.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:ARC, TSX:TRP)The Canadian PressAdvertisement CALGARY — Investors in the oil and gas sector were shrugging off the federal election results despite predictions that a Liberal minority propped up by the NDP and Greens would result in policies that hurt the industry.Shares in several Canadian oil and gas companies rose Tuesday morning, pushing the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index higher, although it remains more than 25 per cent below levels set a year ago.Analyst Patrick O’Rourke of AltaCorp Capital says the market reaction is a “sigh of relief” that the Liberals won enough seats to avoid the worst-case scenario, which would have been a very weak minority government.- Advertisement -However, he doesn’t think the results will change producer plans to maintain low- or no-growth capital budgets with low activity levels through this winter drilling season.Hal Kvisle, chairman of producer ARC Resources Ltd. and a former CEO of pipeline builder TC Energy Corp., says he doesn’t think the Liberals will cancel or delay the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion or the LNG Canada project on B.C.’s coast, despite opposition to both.He says he expects investment in the oil and gas industry in Western Canada will remain on hold for years until the oil pipeline comes on stream and LNG Canada project construction is finished.Advertisementlast_img read more

Politicians trade barbs as fires burn

first_imgThe vitriol was the latest in a series of searing partisan bickering over global warming, federal funding and patriotism that have erupted since the fires broke out last weekend. As crews battled more than a dozen blazes from Ventura County to Mexico, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats linked the fires to global warming. Meanwhile, Sen. Barbara Boxer and presidential hopeful Chris Dodd, D-Conn., accused Iraq of sucking away National Guard resources that might have gone to firefighting. The California National Guard’s equipment is down 50 percent, Boxer noted at a hearing, “because they’re all in Iraq.” Both accusations infuriated Republicans. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-San Diego, called the National Guard contention “nuts” and noted in a television interview that only about 10 percent of the Guard is in Iraq or Afghanistan. And Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, said the global warming and Iraq war concerns are coming from “the `blame America first’ crowd in Washington.” The fires, Bilbray said, “are caused by winds that have been around for thousands of years.” Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, issued a statement excoriating Democrats for holding the vote on SCHIP. “The Democratic leadership is once again showing that they only care about scoring political points,” he said. Waxman, whose district includes Malibu, where an estimated 4,400 acres were scorched, said California Republicans could have flown home after Thursday’s vote or earlier in the week. “The day they chose to go out was calculated,” Waxman said. “The fires have been going on for a week, and I think they just chose today to go out there because they wanted to complain.” Pelosi, meanwhile, suggested that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger – who supports expanding the health insurance bill – urged her to go forward with the vote. In a phone call to discuss the fires this week, Pelosi said, Schwarzenegger inquired, “How are we doing on SCHIP?” lisa.friedman@langnews.com160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.With seven GOP lawmakers in Southern California touring fire damage and helping evacuated constituents, Republicans asked Democrats to delay until next week votes on a revised but still-controversial bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Democrats refused. The Californians’ absence would not affect the final outcome, they contended, while also noting that the House conducted critical votes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina even though Louisiana and Mississippi lawmakers rushed to their home states. “We all understand how important it is for members to be home with their constituents. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t continue with the work of government,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The rebuff outraged Republicans. Many attacked the vote as a scheme to take advantage of GOP absences. Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas accused Democrats of acting like “vultures circling above the burned-out homes of California families.” Republicans maneuvered three times to shut the House for the afternoon. Each attempt failed. Extension of the children’s health insurance bill ultimately passed, 265-142. CONGRESS: GOP says rivals took advantage of California Republican lawmakers’ trip to state. By Lisa Friedman STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON – The blazes in California this week sparked a political firestorm in Washington on Thursday as House Republicans tried to block a vote expanding children’s health insurance. last_img


first_imgHannah and her heroes!A young Donegal girl finally said thank you to her heroes this week – almost five years after they helped save her life.Little Hannah Connolly was rushed to Crumlin Hospital in Dublin by air ambulance in 2009.And this week the Air Corps had a special visit from Killea girl Hannah, 5, who wanted to see her heroes at Casement Aerodrome. She first met with Capt Finbar McArdle, Capt Michale Noonan and Armn Dave Tiernan when they were tasked with bringing her on an neonatal air ambulance from Letterkenny to Dublin.And thanks to the speedy transfer from her helicopter crew and the support from Air Corps ground staff, she got the treatment she required and has made a full recovery.The Air Corps complete over 100 air ambulances every year and the crews rarely hear how our special passengers get on.“Meeting Hanna today and seeing her full of life is a great reminder to our crews of the difference they can make and why we do our best to provide this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round,” said a spokesman for the Air Corps. Hannah’s daddy Eddie and mum Louise said their daughter had a great day and paid tribute to the men who helped save their little girl.“Hannah is a very special little girl but they are very special men also and we just wanted to say thank you to them,” said Eddie. HANNAH HAS HER HEAD IN THE CLOUDS AFTER MEETING HER HEROES was last modified: August 10th, 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:Air CorpsdonegalHannah ConnollyInishowenKillealast_img read more

Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Annual 5k to take place on 4th July

first_imgRaphoe 5kOn Tuesday 4th July at 7.30pm the Family Resource Centre will hold its 7th Annual 5k Road Race/Fun Run/Walk in association with Lifford Athletic Club. The 5k, which is part of the Grand Prix Series costs €8 per adult and €20 per family (2 adults & 2 children) to enter. Registration from 6.00pm in the Volt House or you can pre-register by e-mail at and refreshments afterwards in the Volt House Hall. Following on from the success of last year’s children race we will be hosting a 1k road race for under 12’s with an entry fee of €3. Again, there will be prizes and refreshments afterwards in Volt House Hall. All proceeds will be re-invested into supporting the work of the Family Resource Centre.Annual John Hegarty Memorial Cup Art CompetitionThank you to all who joined us in the presentation of the Annual John Hegarty Memorial Cup Art Competition. Many thanks to Raphoe Central N.S and St Eunan’s N.S for their participation in the competition and to Raphoe Art group who judged all the beautiful pictures and for hosting the event. Not forgetting all the delicious home-making served afterwards.Well done to everyone who submitted Art work.The competition winners were as follows:1 st Prize Caitlin Gallagher (St Eunan’s N.S)2 nd Prize Kasey Blackburn (Raphoe Central N.S)3 rd Prize Emma Hamilton (St Eunan’s N.S) Highly Commended was awarded to Emma Mc Kean (Raphoe Central N.S) and Abbie Mc Kean (Raphoe Central N.S)Raphoe Something Special GroupThe annual BBQ held at Maggie’s Tavern on the 7 th July 2017 will be in aid of the Something Special Group. This group supports children with disabilities, any funding raised assist with the groups Summer programme and out of school activities planned throughout the year. If you would like to purchase a ticket, they are available in Raphoe Family Resource Centre.50-50 Bonus BallAgain, there was no winner of the Bonus Ball this week, the jackpot will roll over to next week!! To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Donegal YMCA Step 2017 – 18 Programme RecruitmentYMCA’s Support, Training and Enterprise Programme (STEP) in Letterkenny is currently recruiting for their September 2017 to June 2018 programme. The 47 week full-time programme offers a full FETAC/QQI Level 4 major award in Employment Skills. There are components in Communications, Work Experience, Career Planning, Customer Service, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Functional Maths, Understanding Inter-culturalism and Team Working.There are also two work placement components totalling 6 weeks within the course. The aim of the programme is to support participants in gaining employment or accessing further education. The programme is primarily aimed at early school leavers who are unemployed and between the ages of 17-25 years, having left school at least 6 months previously. Participants receive the equivalent of SOLAS training allowances and also receive a transport & meal allowance.  The course is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund. For further information and application forms please contact Stewart on 0868395954 or phone the centre 074-9161485. You can also email us at Ulster Scots Summer SchemeThe Summer scheme for 2017 will take place on 31st July – 4 th August 2017 in Convoy Orange Hall for ages 5 – 12 (must be at school) from 10am – 3pm. Cost €30. If interested contact 00447851410686 or 0872620589Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group.There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Raphoe Tidy Towns NewsRe-cycling of cans and glass in Raphoe.The Tidy Towns wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities which are located at Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe must be kept tidy at all times. Please do not leave rubbish or broken glass at the recycling bins. Please respect this community facility. Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.A sincere thank you to the all concerned in the Tidy Towns Committee, the Tidy Towns Community Employment Project, the rural scheme staff member & the Tidy Towns volunteers for all their hard work at present. The town is looking well despite the recent inclement weather. Thanks also to all the various resident’s associations, businesses, churches and schools and the general public for all their support for the good of our town. Judging in the National Tidy Towns is ongoing at present and continues usually until mid-August every year.Thank You.Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Annual 5k to take place on 4th July was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 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:RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centrelast_img read more