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Scottie Thompson named PBA Finals MVPScottie Thompson named PBA Finals MVP

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Ginebra dethrones San Miguel, cops PBA Commissioner’s Cup title Deemed as the future of Barangay Ginebra, Scottie Thompson showed his time is now.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taal Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Thompson said one of his biggest motivations the last two games was the Ginebra fans, who, in Game 6 made up most of the 20-plus thousand in attendance at Mall of Asia Arena.“One of things that motivated me was the fans. I kept thinking about the fans who traveled far just to show their support every game,” he said.The 2014 NCAA MVP out of University of Perpetual Help said the Finals MVP plum was never in his mind.“I never really thought about winning Finals MVP. I just wanted to win the championship.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thompson displayed his all-around brilliance in the grandest stage of the PBA Finals, playing an instrumental role in helping the Gin Kings dethrone the San Miguel Beermen to win the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup championship in six games.The 25-year-old Thompson has been instrumental throughout the finals series, capping off his impressive performance with 12 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in the title-clinching Game 6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I feel so blessed. I thank all my teammates especially the veterans, LA (Tenorio), Mark (Caguioa). They really served as my mentors on and off the court,” Thompson, who averaged 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in the finals, said in Filipino.The third-year guard took his game to a whole new level beginning in Game 5, where he dazzled with 20 points, including the game-winning jumper, and 11 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Police recruits undergo mental health workshopPolice recruits undergo mental health workshop

first_imgOver two dozen recruits at the Richard Fickal Police College on the Essequibo Coast have been equipped with the knowledge and skills set to deal with persons suffering from mental health issues.Mental Health continues to be a prime issue of concern in Guyana, particularly the mental health of men; as such, the Guyana Foundation is continuing its quest of not just talking about the problem but also to be a driving force in the promotion of good mental health and holistic wellness for all Guyanese.Sunrise Centre Manager Miriam Hinds poses with the recruits from the Police training college as well as staff and volunteers of the centreTo this end, during the course of last year, the Foundation commenced a programme in partnership with the Guyana Police Force through the Richard Fickal Police College, training new recruits in the area of mental health.This resulted in staff and volunteers of the Guyana Foundation Sunrise Centre conducting a two-day workshop at the Police College at Suddie on the Essequibo Coast on February 27 and 28, 2018.The workshop took the form of group discussions, role plays, introspection exercises and games all with the objective of having a better understanding of mental health, primarily the mental health of men.The Police Officers in training participated fully in all of the activities, where many of them shared some of their own personal struggles, not only as it relates to mental health but also to achieving personal success.Some of the topics covered were as followed; understanding self, benefits of knowing who you are, identifying personal strengths, weakness and values, factors that shapes and build and individuals self-esteem, what does it mean to be successful, setting SMART life goals, the valley of blame and shame how negative life experiences influences the present, understanding cultural norms as it relates to men, understanding mental health, factors that affect and individuals mental health.Overall, the sessions were a resounding success as persons took time to share what were some of the points throughout the workshop that resonated with them and how they intend to apply the knowledge learnt moving forward in their personal lives and career.In her closing remarks to the participants, Manager of the Sunrise Centre, Miriam Hinds told the young men, “…if you are going to be successful in the road ahead, you first need to deal with those things in your lives that may potentially serve as obstacles to your success. This means that you must be true to who you are and be honest about your feelings.” She further said, “if you are going to be effective in serving others then you must also be willing to be served which means if you recognise that you need help then get the help that you need, knowing that it will not make you less of a man.”The session ended with participants expressing gratitude to the organisation. A follow-up session is slated for March 27, where the recruits will demonstrate, through role play, what they would have learnt during the two-day workshop.last_img read more

Ardara traders to host public meeting on local bank’s closureArdara traders to host public meeting on local bank’s closure

first_imgThe Ardara Town Traders are to take steps to try and save the local Ulster Bank branch from closure.The bank is one of 22 around the country earmarked to close in a cost-cutting plan by management.Staff at the Raphoe branch have also been told their branch is to shut. Traders in Ardara have organised an extraordinary public meeting on Monday night at 8 pm to try and find a resolution to what they described as “the disgraceful proposed closure of our one and only Ulster Bank.”A spokesman said “We urge everybody to attend as this effects us all..Let’s save our branch.With so many people effected not alone in the parish but all over, everybody is welcome.”Ardara traders to host public meeting on local bank’s closure was last modified: March 24th, 2017 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:Ardaraclosuredonegalulster banklast_img read more

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first_img 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFilm screening of the award-winning documentary “Paper Clips,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 254-2411. Jim Mooney of Back Pages will perform pop songs on acoustic guitar with vocals, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Greens, 26501 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 222-2900. “As He Lay” will be presented, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Little Theater at California State University, Northridge. Tickets: $35 for Thursday and Friday, and $70 for Saturday, which includes a post-show reception. Proceeds benefit the Valley Trauma Center, a sexual assault services agency that serves the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. Call (818) 756-5330. “Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings, will be on display through Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival will feature live music, poetry, a fashion show and cowboy cuisine, today through Sunday at Melody Ranch and other venues across the city. Call (800) 305-9755 or visit for tickets. Cowboy Couture Fashion Show, will feature the latest in Western fashions, 7 p.m. today at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (800) 305-9755 or visit Women Artists of the West fifth annual art exhibit and sale, 2-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Contact Kendra Page at last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Council has revealed that a huge increase in the percentage of dogs being re-homed from its Dog Shelter has jumped significantly from 43% in 2011 to 76% in 2014.County Vet, Charles Kealey stated that in 2014, 632 dogs passed through the Donegal County Council Dog Shelter. Of these 383 were seized by the Wardens and 249 were handed over. 45 were reclaimed by their owners, 9 were re-homed directly by the Shelter and 427 were transferred to Dog welfare groups (animal charities) and 150 were put to sleep.“We are delighted with the increase in the number of dogs rehomed and this is testament to the great work done by the staff in the Dog Shelter as well as the co-operation that we have received from local and national dog welfare organisations” he said.Dogs enter the Dog Shelter either because they have been handed over by a member of the public who can no longer keep them or because the Dog Warden has seized them following complaints made by members of the public. “People may no longer be able to keep their dog for a number of reasons such as old age, illness, moving home etc.“Responsible dog owners will leave their dog into the shelter if they cannot find a suitable home for it.“This prevents the dog from becoming a nuisance and also means the dog will not be exposed to the welfare problems associated with straying.“Stray dogs are liable to encounter a number of welfare problems including malnutrition, disease, injury through traffic accidents and fighting or abusive treatment”.“Dogs are seized when members of the public make complaints about dogs causing a nuisance.“Such complaints include straying, biting, fouling, aggressive behaviour sheep worrying etc. On these occasions the dog warden visits the area in question and removes any stray dogs,” said Mr Kealey. All dogs must have a dog licence. Donegal County Council issued 7,931 dog licences in 2014.  Individual dog licences last for one year from the date of issue and cost €20.00.Dog licences can be purchased at any post office or online at owners can buy a ‘Lifetime of Dog’ licence. This is valid for the dog’s lifetime and costs €140. A “General Dog Licence” (which costs €400) is a licence allowing a person to keep an unspecified number of dogs at one designated premises and is valid for one year from the date of issue.The dog shelter is situated at Glencar, Letterkenny and is open Monday to Saturday inclusive from 10.30 am until 1.30 pm. The Dog Wardens can be contacted on (074) 9125159.COUNCIL REVEAL HUGE INCREASE IN DOGS BEING RE-HOMED IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more


first_imgIT’S BACK, THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR MUDRUN based at The Old Foundry, Letterkenny will be buzzing on Saturday 4th April as over 500 enthusiasts will gather for a day not to be missed. Ultimate Survivor is set to test your Mental and Physical ability no matter what your fitness!!Be prepared for a few hours of fun while running, jumping, climbing, crawling or walking through some of the toughest terrain in the country.Ultimate Survivor will test all abilities.SIGN UP today & get your FREE TOP and SURVIVOR PACK! The Orchard Bar are providing a FREE BBQ FOR ULTIMATE SURVIVORS from 5-7PM and will have a FREE cold bottle of BEER/JUICE for you to celebrate your achievement!This will be followed by a night not to be missed with your FREE passes into the Pulse Nightclub.It’s time to gather your family, friends & Colleagues for a day of Craic.The Ultimate Survivor can be used as a personal achievement, team building exercise.BOOK NOW to secure your place on and share to be in the chance of winning two tickets for the ultimate survivor challenge.The winner will be announced on Saturday 14th. DDTV: ULTIMATE SURVIVOR IS BACK – ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? was last modified: March 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DDTVFeaturesnewsNoticesSportUltimate Survivorlast_img read more


first_imgWith sunshine, clear skies and calm seas promised for the weekend, dozens of Rock n Roamers are heading to Tory Island for an unforgettable cultural adventure designed and hosted by local tourism enterprise there is still time to book…..You’ve heard all the stories but now it’s time to experience this very special island for yourself. This very special weekend package will ensure you get to experience the very best of Tory.Starting with a guided star gazing night walk tonight followed by a very special gathering of musicians for an Irish Traditional seisúin like no other.Tomorrow, Saturday, learn about the legendary Colmcille with a guided walk to the many archaeological sites as well as workshops in Sean Nós and set dancing.That night, there will be an unforgettable Ceilí Mór – what Tory is famous for and on Sunday winkle picking with the King himself. There was never a better time to visit this magical island, immerse yourself in the culture and practise your “cupla focal”. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, with plenty of free time to relax and take it all in.“A dance with the king is best described as a fair ground ride, you just follow his lead and he makes you feel like you can really dance, amazing feeling” (Moira, weekend package includes two nights shared B&B in Tory Hostel return boat trip, all the activities, guides and entertainment.You just never know who you’ll meet on Tory.Leaving Magheraroarty pier on the 12th September and returning on the 14th at 4.30pm. Please note the 7.30pm boat is full. 5pm available. Places are limited, early booking is advised. Book here or contact or 083 123 0529WHY NOT REACH FOR THE STARS ON TORY ISLAND TONIGHT? was last modified: September 12th, 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:donegalRock agus RoamTory Islandlast_img read more

Rugby Cranes squad for Victoria cup namedRugby Cranes squad for Victoria cup named

first_imgUganda will take on Zimbabwe on Saturday (PHOTOS/File)Victoria Cup 2019Uganda vs ZimbabweLegends Grounds, LugogoSaturday, 27-06-2019KAMPALA – The Uganda Rugby Union has named a 23 man squad that will take on Zimbabwe in the 2019 Victoria Cup.The Rugby Cranes are slated to take on their Zimbabwe counter parts at Legends grounds in Lugogo on on Saturday 27th July at 4:30pm.While addressing the media at the press conference, Robert Sseguya, the Cranes coach, assured them that the National team is ready for the Victoria Cup game and that he expects they will bring a win for Uganda.“The boys are ready and our target will be victory against Zimbabwe. Noted Seguya.“We know they are also ready but this is our home and we will try to make home advantage count.The Rugby Cranes Management maintained 20 players and have only 3 debutants in the squad.The debutants are; Kelvin Balagadde, Faraj Odugo and Ivan Kabagambe.The team will be captained by Asuman Mugerwa and he will be debutized by Charles Uhuru.Notably missing are stalwarts Brian Asaba and Ian Muyani who did not recover from the injuries received in their respective last games.The Uganda team is a mixture between youth and experience and are out to put their campaign back on track after the loss to Kenya a fortnight ago in the Elgon Cup.Match Referee is Victor Odour from Kenya and will be assisted by two Ugandan Officials.Forwards-Santos Ssenteza-Ivan Kabagambe-Asuman Mugerwa-Collin Kimbowa-Ronald Kanyanya-Fargi Odugo-Charles Uhuru-Robert Aziku-Simon Olet-Kelvin Balagadde-Emong Eliphaz-Michael OttoBack-Aaron Ofoyrwoth-Paul Epilo-Ivan Magomu-Pius Ogeno-Eric Mula-Michael Wokorach-Paul Masendi-David Sewamwi-Adrian Kasito-Philip WokorachComments Tags: Asuman MugerwaBrian AsabaCharles Uhuru.Faraj OdugoIan MuyaniIvan KabagambeKelvin Balagadderobert sseguyatopUganda Rugby UnionVictor OdourVictoria Cuplast_img read more

Wheels for rural school kidsWheels for rural school kids

first_img29 April 2003A bicycle handover at a rural primary school in Mpumalanga was hardly over when the excited children immediately jumped onto their bikes and tried to ride them. Some succeeded, while others fell, but got up and tried again and again.The 44 bicycles, worth R5 500, were handed over to Mobani Primary School, near Lydenburg on Friday, by the Telkom Foundation.“This is not just about the transport,” said Bheki Tshabalala from Telkom. “The bicycles will also instil a sense of ownership, responsibility, accountability, and discipline as the children will have to look after them as proud new owners.”Mobani primary school first came to Telkom’s attention during its Rally-to-Read initiative in which books were delivered to remote schools. The school is housed in a small three-bedroom farmhouse.Farm owner Hennie van der Merve offered the farmhouse as a school after the previous school building, which was on another farm in the area, burned down soon after the farm was sold.“We don’t know who burned the school down. We arrived there one day and everything was reduced to ashes,” said principal Constance Sepobe. “Van der Merwe offered his premises because he loves children.”The school has two teachers and 86 children, some of whom have to walk up to 20km to school every day, with the result that some eventually drop out of school.“I’m so happy about these bicycles,” said one pupil, Lukas Makunyane, who takes an hour to get to school. “At least I can concentrate on my studies as I won’t have a reason to bunk school anymore.”Shova Lula – Ride Easy Also on Friday, President Thabo Mbeki also handed out bicycles to the value of more than R1-million to school children in the Ganyesa village in North West province.Seventeen-year-old Keneilwe Moeketsi of Thusothebe High School in the North West is a young, happy pupil, oozing confidence – a trait that will undoubtedly see her pass matric this year. Keneilwe is the proud owner of a new maroon mountain bike that will help her cycle her way to success.She is one of many rural Ganyesa pupils whose 10 kilometre daily walk to school would be cut short following the receipt of the bicycles, as part of government’s efforts to provide children with easy access to education.Shova Lula (Ride Easy), a bicycle project jointly funded by the education and transport departments, targets pupils who travel in excess of 10 kilometres per day between school and their homes, where normal passenger transport services do not exist.An unbelieving Keneilwe welcomed the gift, vowing to do everything possible to pass her matric, because she says she would “no longer come late to school”.“I am happy because this bicycle will help me to arrive in time for my classes. I will not miss any class anymore,” she said, fighting tears of joy.Mbeki challenged the pupils to take advantage of their new status to improve the school’s matric results. “You must work together with your teachers to produce the best matric results this year,” said Mbeki.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more