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Josh Reyes out as Batang Gilas coach—report

first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Photo from Fiba.basketballThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has reportedly relieved Josh Reyes of his coaching duties for the Philippine national youth team.In a story by Matthew Li of Tiebreaker Times citing sources, “there is no replacement yet for the vacant position.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP beach volleyball: UST’s Rondina, Barbon near outright finals berth Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After joining the Batang Gilas coaching staff in time for the Fiba U16 Asian Championship and Fiba U17 World Cup earlier this year, Reyes then took over the head coaching post from Mike Oliver in the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship.The Philippines booked a ticket to the U19 World Cup after a fourth-place finish in the Asian Championship under Reyes’ watch.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 ChrissReyes’ reported ouster came only three weeks after his father Chot stepped down as Gilas Pilipinas head coach.INQUIRER.net has reached out to SBP president Al Panlilio for comment regarding the coaching change. View commentslast_img read more

Man United held as Choupo-Moting fires Stoke

first_imgThe Cameroon forward’s goals were the first United had conceded in four league fixtures this season and Stoke became the first opponents to deny them victory.A draw was enough to keep United on top of the table, ahead of Manchester City on goal difference, but the careless nature of the goals they conceded either side of half-time will be a concern for Mourinho.Stoke’s summer signing scored on 43 and 63 minutes with Rashford equalising with a lucky, involuntary header on the stroke of half-time before Lukaku’s fourth goal in as many United appearances gave them a lead that lasted for just six minutes.Stoke threatened first as Choupo-Moting chased a chip over the United back four and Eric Bailly had to race back to make an important challenge to concede a corner.And United looked sluggish again moments later as they failed to defend a punt down the middle by Jack Butland which was collected by the darting Jese Rodriguez.He found himself in the clear but had to shoot from a tight angle and fired past the far post.United took the sting out of Stoke’s early attacks and had some promising possession of their own but they had a further scare in the 18th minute.Xherdan Shaqiri hit a shot from distance for Stoke on 27 minutes and United goalkeeper David De Gea did well not just to save it but hold onto the ball.Butland made a smart save at the other end from Rashford with Lukaku flagged offside as he chased the rebound.After a largely scrappy first half in which Stoke more than held their own, they claimed the lead two minutes before the break.– Unfounded –The goal was made by two former United players with Darren Fletcher angling a pass to the right and Mame Diouf delivering a dangerous cross for Choupo-Moting to sneak ahead of Bailly and tap home.But the lead lasted for just three minutes with United pulling level in first-half stoppage time.Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner from the left was headed towards goal by Paul Pogba before striking Rashford on the head and beating Butland.Stoke appealed for offside but replays proved their complaints were unfounded.Early in the second half, Shaqiri twisted his way past two United defenders wide on the right but his angled cross drifted beyond the far post.And 12 minutes into the half United were ahead as Stoke became architects of their own downfall.Joe Allen squandered possession to Matteo Darmian, he found Mkhitaryan and the Armenian’s fine pass picked out Lukaku, who was played onside by Erik Pieters.Butland made a smart save from the Belgian’s initial shot but could not stop him pouncing on the rebound to score.Stoke were denied an equaliser on 62 minutes by a fabulous save from De Gea, who reacted brilliantly to tip Jese’s header over the crossbar.But from the resulting corner the hosts would not be denied as Phil Jones lost his footing at the far post, giving Choupo-Moting a free header that he buried from a Shaqiri corner.With nine minutes remaining, United missed a glorious chance to restore their lead as Lukaku met a cross from substitute Anthony Martial but lifted his shot from six yards over the crossbar.And in stoppage-time Butland pulled off an important save to spare team-mate Kurt Zouma the embarrassment of an own-goal after he got his head to a United corner.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The summer signing from Schalke scored both from close range. The first came from his right boot, his second via his head.Photo/DMSTOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Sep 9 –  Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ended Manchester United’s perfect start to the Premier League season as his first two goals for Stoke secured a 2-2 draw against Jose Mourinho’s side on Saturday.Choupo-Moting gave Stoke the lead before grabbing the crucial equaliser after Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku had put United ahead.last_img read more

Walrus migration alarms scientists

first_imgAlaska’s walrus, especially breeding females, in summer and fall are usually found on the Arctic ice pack. But the lowest summer ice cap on record put sea ice far north of the outer continental shelf, the shallow, life-rich shelf of ocean bottom in the Bering and Chukchi seas. Walrus feed on clams, snails and other bottom dwellers. Given the choice between an ice platform over water beyond their 630-foot diving range or gathering spots on shore, thousands of walrus picked Alaska’s rocky beaches. “It looks to me like animals are shifting their distribution to find prey,” said Tim Ragen, executive director of the federal Marine Mammal Commission. “The big question is whether they will be able to find sufficient prey in areas where they are looking.” According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, September sea ice was 39 percent below the long-term average from 1979 to 2000. Sea ice cover is in a downward spiral and may have passed the point of no return, with a possible ice-free Arctic Ocean by summer 2030, senior scientist Mark Serreze said. Starting in July, several thousand walrus abandoned the ice pack for gathering spots known as haulouts between Barrow and Cape Lisburne. ALASKA: Their shift onto the northwest coast may be a result of Arctic sea ice melting. By Dan Joling THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Thousands of walruses have appeared on Alaska’s northwest coast in what conservationists are calling a dramatic consequence of global warming melting the Arctic sea ice. The immediate concern of new, massive walrus groups for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is danger to the animals from stampedes. Panic caused by a low-flying airplane, a boat or an approaching polar bear can send a herd rushing to the sea. Young animals can be crushed by adults weighing 2,000 pounds or more. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man addicted to ‘head-shop’ drugs is jailed for eight months

first_imgA Ballybofey man who was addicted to so-called ‘head-shop’ drugs has pleaded guilty to a number of charges including burglary, theft and criminal damage.Leo Marley, who has addresses in Raphoe and Ballybofey, pleaded guilty to charges before Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court. Sergeant Jim Collins said that on dates between September 20 and September 24, 2014, Marley stole a laptop from the owner of a house at Sessiagh View, Ballybofey. The owner had been away for the weekend and when she returned, discovered that her house had been burgled.The defendant, the court heard, swapped the laptop with another man the following month but the property was ultimately returned to its owner.On January 1, 2018, gardai were called to a house at The Elms, Letterkenny where Marley had been illegally squatting. They found Marley banging on the door attempting to gain entry. Later the occupier said that two panes of glass had been broken at the rear patio entrance.On January 26 there was another altercation at the property in The Elms. Marley had again tried to gain entry and was in an agitated state. On this occasion the property owner claimed to have been assaulted by the defendant.On February 18, last year Gardai were called to the Emergency Department of Letterkenny University Hospital where Marley was causing a nuisance for staff.They became concerned for the safety of patients in the waiting area, both adults and children, and when gardai arrived the defendant held a phone in their face in an attempt to record them.He refused to leave and was arrested as there was no medical reason for him to be there.A further offence was recorded on November 15, last year, when Marley stole a chainsaw from a property at Trusk, Ballybofey.Marley was also seen on CCTV taking items from Gleneany House, Letterkenny on the same date.The most recent offence relates to January 19 when the defendant assaulted his former partner in a house at Raphoe and broke windows there causing €200 worth of damage.The following day, gardai received a call from the owner of a house at Beltony Park, Raphoe where the defendant had been banging on the door of the house. He then got on top of a van parked outside the property and started jumping up and down on the roof.Marley, Judge Kelly was told, has 36 previous convictions.Solicitor, Patsy Gallagher said his client has been on a “downward spiral of ill health and well-being over the last week”.He said the 27-year-old had been in a long term relationship for more than 12 years and added he has had difficulties throughout his life.“After his teen years he became addicted to narcotics which worsened ten years ago when he became addicted to head-shop products, most notably one called ‘Spice’”Mr Gallagher said the catalyst for the deterioration in Marley’s behaviour was the death of his mother and added it is worsened. Alcohol “adds fuel to the flames”, said Mr Gallagher.The court heard Marley had sought help in the past and has attempted rehabilitation in Whiteoaks.He continued: “Much of this offending is centred around the Trusk Road area which is the site of my client’s former home.“He maintains an attachment to the house even though it has no been sold on. The chainsaw that he took was actually from the garage of his family home.”Mr Gallagher added the newer charges over the weekend have come about as a result of his alcohol intake and issues with his relationship.“He is an addict and he needs further help. He accepts he has been in difficulties and in recent times he has basically been put to the street and that has not been helpful.”Having heard the evidence, Judge Kelly noted the defendant has an “appalling record” and a history of violent behaviour.Judge Kelly proceed to impose total prison sentences of eight months.Man addicted to ‘head-shop’ drugs is jailed for eight months was last modified: January 25th, 2019 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)last_img read more

MCGUINNESS – “DUBLIN AND KERRY ARE GOING DOMINATE GAELIC FOOTBALL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE”

first_imgGAA: Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness reckons Dublin and Kerry could dominate Gaelic Football for the foreseeable future due to the vast resources both counties have at their disposal.The two sides face off in Sunday’s All-Ireland final and it has all the ingredients to be another classic encounter between two counties who enjoy a fabled history against each other. Dublin are going for their third All-Ireland in five years having won the title in 2011 and 2013, while Kerry are aiming to win back-to-back titles for the time since 2006 and 2007.While McGuinness is looking forward to the clash between the two counties he genuinely fears for the other counties who he says will find it too hard to make up the ground to challenge.In his weekly column with The Irish Times, McGuinness wrote, “The more things change, the more they say the same. Kerry and Dublin is often described as the dream final. But whose dream?“What we can say is that the two best teams in Ireland have made it through to September and, in the immediate context, there is a really intriguing game of football to look forward to. “But overall, this championship summer has not promised much in terms of other counties breaking through in the years ahead.“All-Ireland final week is funny. It is the high point of the season and so much energy and debate is concentrated on the game and, for the two counties involved, it really is a fantastic time.“Normal life is suspended. But for all other county teams and managers, the next season has already begun.McGuinness also conceded that while his Donegal side had many detractors, he said he set the team up in that way so they could force their way in to challenge in the top tier.“During my time in Donegal, we had our detractors.“That was fine: people are entitled to their opinion. But I’m not sure that they fully understood why we set up as we did. It was in order to get our foot in the door so we could disrupt and challenge the top tier. McGuinness feels Kerry and Dublin are going to continue to dominate Gaelic Football for years to come and think it’s going to get increasingly harder for teams to bridge the gap.“I think that no matter what happens Dublin and Kerry will always field very strong teams. That introduces a sense of inevitability about the future.“The gap seems to be getting bigger. It is very difficult not to see Dublin and Kerry contesting many more All-Ireland finals in the years ahead.“It is so difficult for teams to break that trend. This is a big question for them to ask themselves this winter MCGUINNESS – “DUBLIN AND KERRY ARE GOING DOMINATE GAELIC FOOTBALL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE” was last modified: September 16th, 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:GAAJim McGuinnessnewsSportlast_img read more

BANDA-MONIUM! PICTURE SPECIAL FROM A SPECIAL NIGHT AT FINN PARK!

first_imgPart of the huge crowd which cheered Finn Harps up to the Premier Division after they beat Limerick in the promotion decider last night at Finn Park. ALL PICS BY GERALDINE DIVER.Athlete Michael Black enjoys the game. That man Banda again!BANDA-MONIUM! PICTURE SPECIAL FROM A SPECIAL NIGHT AT FINN PARK! was last modified: November 7th, 2015 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:finn harpsFinn ParkGeraldine Diverlast_img read more

Ex-President Ford released from hospital

first_imgRANCHO MIRAGE – Former President Gerald Ford was released Tuesday evening from the hospital after what his chief of staff called routine medical tests. Ford, 92, was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center late Monday. “He’s in for medical tests, routine tests,” Ford’s chief of staff, Penny Circle, told The Associated Press by telephone from Ford’s Rancho Mirage office about 110 miles east of Los Angeles. “He’s had a horrible cold and he still hasn’t gotten over it.” Ford returned to his Rancho Mirage home Tuesday evening, according to a statement read by hospital spokeswoman Elizabeth Wholihan. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Circle said Ford undergoes medical tests each December. He had two days of hospital tests in January to follow-up on last year’s annual physical. “We wish President Ford well and a speedy recovery,” White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. In May 2003, Ford was hospitalized for a night at Eisenhower after he got dizzy while golfing in hot weather. Five years ago, Ford suffered two small strokes while attending the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and spent about a week in the hospital. Doctors said there was no apparent brain damage or permanent disability. After the death of former President Ronald Reagan in June 2004, Ford became the nation’s oldest living former president. Ford was House minority leader when Nixon chose him to replace the resigned Spiro Agnew as vice president in 1973. Ford became president on Aug. 9, 1974, when Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SINGER VOWS TO STAY AWAY FROM CHURCH UNTIL BISHOP RESOLVES ROW

first_imgThe Donegal choir singer who claims she was verbally abused by a priest will not step inside her church again as long as he remains there.Singer SaraSara Laughlin says she cannot go back into St Bridget’s church in Lettermacaward after a fall-out with Fr Shane Gallagher.Ms Laughlin and Fr Gallagher have both disputed the chain of events in which the singer claims left her in tears after being accused of singing a popular music song. Bishop Philip Boyce yesterday intervened in the row and gave Sara an assurance that the matter has been resolved.Teacher Ms Laughlin said she accepted this assurance from Bishop Boyce but said she did not know how the matter will be resolved.“I cannot return to that church as long as Fr Gallagher is there because I am still afraid after what happened between us.“The Bishop has given me an assurance it will be resolved and I have to take him at his word. Fr Shane Gallagher“He apologised to me and said this was not a Diocesan opinion but the opinion of one person.“He said he has heard me perform before at Knock and really enjoyed it.“He asked me to put my faith in him that this matter would be resolved and I am doing that,” she saidHowever, in a statement issued yesterday by his solicitor, Fr Gallagher said he was not aware of what resolution had been arrived at.Fr Gallagher said he now hoped to draw a line under the matter and serve the people of his parish. It is not believed that Bishop Boyce was aware that Fr Gallagher was issuing a statement on the matter.Fr Gallagher said he remains unaware of any details which may resolve the matter.“I was happy to learn of the announcement that this matter has been resolved. I was not a party to the resolution of it and did not in any respect contribute to it, nor did I have any advance notice of it.“As of 12.05 p.m. today, I remain unaware of any details of the resolution announced. I wish to take this opportunity to refute the allegations made against me. “I am hurt and appalled that a private conversation with Ms. Sara Laughlin regarding the suitability of a particular song she sang at Communion time, during a Mass I celebrated last Saturday evening for her grandmother and uncle, has been so unfairly distorted and that, in consequence, I have been so vilified and abused in the social media over the past 36 hours.“In the interests of the people whom I serve in Leitirmacaward and Doochary, I hope to be permitted draw a line under the matter and, to this end, I will be making no further comment,” he said in his statement.Ms Laughlin said she has received huge support from friends, family and complete strangers since the incident occurred on Saturday night.Among those who contacted who was up to nine different priests whom she knows through her work with the church.“I didn’t go on to Facebook to start any campaign against Fr Gallagher.“But I had to write down what happened to me and to explain to people why I would not be singing at my church again.“But the entire issue took on a life of its own as people felt I was very badly treated,” she said.SINGER VOWS TO STAY AWAY FROM CHURCH UNTIL BISHOP RESOLVES ROW was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Fr Shane GallagherLettermacawardSara Laughlinlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN GETS MINISTERIAL NOMINATION FOR STATE COUNCIL

first_imgAvril McMonagleInishowen woman Avril McMonagle, has secured the nomination of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, to serve on the Council of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.As only one of 3 Ministerial nominees to sit on the 25 member board; Ms. McMonagle seen off some tough competition to secure the prominent position through the state appointments process.Avril, who is Manager of Donegal County Childcare, was officially appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan TD at a meeting in Dublin this week. The primary role of the NCCA Council is to advise the Minister for Education on curriculum and assessment matters in early childhood, primary and post primary education.Avril is a graduate of Queens University, Belfast and from Queens Graduate School of Education.She put forward an impressive CV that includes being part of a four person team who developed Ireland’s first early childhood curriculum framework, being the author of a range of early childhood education publications and academic articles and for bringing forward the first piece of national research into the cost of childcare in Ireland.Over the years Avril has been a driving force for the development of a range of innovative projects and initiatives to enhance early childhood education policy and practice not only locally in Donegal, but also on a regional and national basis. DONEGAL WOMAN GETS MINISTERIAL NOMINATION FOR STATE COUNCIL was last modified: July 3rd, 2015 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:Avril McGonagleDCCCdonegallast_img read more

Inspirational Eleanor stepping down as New Year’s Walk organiser

first_imgOne of Crumlin Hospital’s champion fundraisers will be handing over the reins of the popular New Year’s Walk/Run in Downings after 2020.Eleanor Mooney will celebrate her final year organising the charity walk, which has grown substantially in the last 19 years.Thanks to the hard-work of Eleanor and her helpers, the event has has raised over €338,000 over the last 19 years in aid of CMRF Crumlin who raise vital funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Eleanor MooneyDublin native Eleanor Mooney organised her first New Year’s Day Walk/Run in 2000 – “I was working in support services in Letterkenny at the time and gave sponsorship cards to some of my contacts. I was delighted that many of them came out for the walk on New Year’s Day bringing some of their friends and family with them. We collected €3,300 that day. It was the start of our New Year’s tradition.”The numbers of walkers and runners increased year on year. In 2000, three runners took part compared to 2019 when around 100 runners joined in.Eleanor was a supporter of CMRF Crumlin before she started the New Year’s Walk/Run, organising raffles to raise funds. She’s also taken part in the Women’s Mini Marathon an incredible 27 times. This will be Eleanor’s last year to organise the event as her commitment of 20 years of the New Year’s Walk/Run comes to a triumphant end.She is delighted that the tradition she started will be continued by the team in Donegal.“I’m delighted to know that the wonderful people I’ve worked with on the New Year’s Walk/Run over the years will continue the event,” Eleanor said. “I know it will be in very safe hands as I celebrate my last year working on it.”2018 New Year’s WalkThe Walk/Run has become an important part of the Christmas season in Downings. People travel to take part in the fundraiser and the locals are always there to help support CMRF Crumlin.This year’s Walk/Run will kick off from The Singing Pub, Downings at 12 noon on January 1st 2020 and everyone is welcome on the day. People can walk or run the scenic Wild Atlantic Way route. No matter what your walking or jogging ability is you can take part because there’s a roaming car to collect anyone who gets too tired. There are sweets and minerals along the route, and soup and sandwiches at the end of it for everybody.New Year’s Run/Walk starting point at the Singing Pub DowningsIf you’d like to take part in the New Year’s Walk/Run 2020 and you don’t have a sponsorship card, just turn up on the day to register, make a donation and celebrate 20 years of raising funds for Ireland’s sick children. Inspirational Eleanor stepping down as New Year’s Walk organiser was last modified: December 10th, 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)last_img read more