Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winless

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m not happy we gave up 23 points in the first, 28 in the third, and we limited them to 13 points in the fourth and maybe that’s how we came out with the win.”Matt Nieto led Ateneo with 22 points while Thirdy Ravena put up 12 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.Marvin Lee and Jordan Sta. Ana had 22 and 21 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Rain or Shine nips TNT, forces do-or-die for semis slot For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. How to help the Taal evacuees 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img LATEST STORIES UST, which trailed by as much as 22 points, 69-47, tried to fight back in the fourth quarter with Marvin Lee hitting a transition three to cut the margin to one, 81-80, at the 6:25 mark.Ateneo, however, responded with a 13-3 game-closing run that Matt Nieto capped off with a fadeaway jumper to give the Blue Eagles a 94-84 lead with 32.2 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd as the Blue Eagles lit up in the final five minutes of the game, they also stopped UST from scoring a field goal in the same time stretch.“We’re happy that we won the game, but at the same time we’re not happy with our performance,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “I’m not taking anything away from UST, those guys played well.” MOST READ Ateneo’s Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate slate in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after brushing off University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles remained on top a 5-0 record while the Growling Tigers reeled to 0-5 in their worst start in more than a decade.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View commentslast_img read more

Classes suspended as bomb threat hits UG

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairOn the heels of security threats at three top high schools, the country’s premier tertiary institution, the University of Guyana has become the latest target of bomb threats with tense moments unfolding at the Turkeyen Campus on Tuesday when students and staff fled to the sports field in a bid to preserve their safety.The suspected terror threat, which is believed to be domestic in its nature, forced the suspension of all classes with Police ranks, sniffer dogs, Guyana Fire Service operatives and other security operatives swopping down on the campus.Guyana Times understands that students received messages on their mobileA desolate University Campus on Tuesday afternoondevices just after 13:00h which purported that there were two bombs planted and which would soon explode. The bombs, the text claimed, were hidden in haversacks that were strategically placed, which caused some to panic and flee classrooms and buildings with some even leaving belongings behind. After security agents were summoned to the scene, no explosive device was uncovered up to the time this publication visited the area as the authorities continue investigations into the anonymous text message. Guyana Times met briefly with the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith, who explained that a building-by-building assessment was being conducted to determine the safety of the staff and students. He said this was geared to ensure that classes would return to normal today as he sought to assure students that the institution will be a safe place. “The experience at other institutions in recent time has allowed people to appreciate where uncertainty of this kind is part of the reality; we are doing everything that is humanly possible to ensure the safety and security of the buildings and it would be wonderful for us all to return to work and study tomorrow (Wednesday),” the University’s principal told this publication.He went on to explain that there will be a general review of the protocol procedures that govern the institution. Griffith added that they did not want to take for granted that the threat was not credible.Just after 14:00h, the Campus became a silent zone which was unlike its usual atmosphere where students can be seen traversing the roads and buildings engaging in debates, intense conversations, laughter or hurrying to attend classes. It was a scene of worry for some who told Guyana Times they will await official word from senior academic staff before they can comment on the situation. Nevertheless, others took it with less fear, saying they did not panic when they were led to assemble on the field.This latest incident follows threats carried out to School of the Nations, Queens College and the Bishops’ High. The threats were given added attention after Nations’ Director, Dr Brian O’Toole was shot at his home; the Briton is now recovering. This led to the private institution halting operations for several days.Meanwhile, Police ranks were placed at Queen’s College and other city schools. However, as this newspaper reported, only 100 out of some 700 students turned up for classes on Monday as parents became hesitant in allowing their children to attend school. Parents at QC had not been allowed to enter the premises but were asked to wait outside until classes were dismissed.last_img read more

Wainfest 2016 off to a great start!

first_imgWainfest 2016 got off to a great start on Friday when it was launched by well-known former Donegal GAA footballer Eamon McGee in the presence of very special guests from Mrs Daly’s class in St Colmcille Boys School in Letterkenny.The boys from Mrs Daly’s class in St. Colmcille boy’s school waited in anticipated excitement as organiser Rory Gallagher on behalf of the Donegal County Council Library Service welcomed everyone to the launch of Wainfest 2016 with a special mention for the Cathaoirleach Cllr Terence Slowey and sponsors Evelyn McGlynn from Crafty Kids in Letterkenny.In his address Cathaoirleach Councillor Terence Slowey stated that Wainfest embodies all that is core to the work of the Cultural Services division of the Council. He said “Our culture has always been and always will be one of our enduring strengths. It helps to create a deepened sense of place, citizenship and pride of place in all sections of our society, including our very youngest members. Wainfest is one of the ways in which we reach out to children and young people”.Pictured at the launch of Wainfest 2016 on Friday 23 September in the Central Library, Letterkenny was Librarian Rory Gallagher addressing the audience including special guests from Mrs Daly’s class in St Colmcille Boys School in Letterkenny.Describing reading as the “window to the world” Cllr Slowey encouraged the children to take part in as many activities as possible during Wainfest which will see events taking place from the 8th to 15th October all over Donegal.Programme sponsor, Evelyn McGlynn from Crafty Kids in Letterkenny also addressed the audience and said that Wainfest was the first thing on her calendar every year and Crafty Kids was delighted to be working to enhance children’s lives in the county.Former Donegal footballer Eamon McGee described his passion for books saying that “it’s coincidental that “‘BFG’ by Roald Dahl was the first book I read on my own without the aid of my mother who gave me a love for reading.  It opened up a whole new world of fun and excitement for me and I still have a passion for reading today.” Donegal GAA fans with Eamon McGee pictured at the launch of Wainfest 2016 on Friday 23 September in the Central Library Letterkenny.He then asked the boys to do him a favour, and read one book in the next week and of course each child responded positively and they all chorused “yes” to loud applause.With this year’s extensive schools programme as well as family events there is something for everyone during his year’s Wainfest and parents, carers and teachers are invited to bring along their children to something tailored just for them.However, as most events require pre-booking, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.The Wainfest 2016 programme is now available to download at www.donegallibrary.ie or www.wainfest.ie Wainfest 2016 off to a great start! was last modified: October 7th, 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) Tags:donegalEamon MageeletterkennyWainfestlast_img read more

SHOP ASSISTANT THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED DURING HOLD-UP

first_imgA shop assistant thought she was going to be killed when two men robbed her shop.Shauna Cooper was left terrified and fearing for her life when two men robbed Munchies confectionary shop in Buncrana.One of two brothers appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today charged with the robbery of the shop on February 15th, 2011. Richard McDonagh, 31, had pleaded guilty to the charge.His brother Francis has also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at a later date.Ms Cooper, who was then 23, was working in the shop when the two men arrived.Francis McDonagh pushed her back when she tried to stop the men from coming behind the counter.Ms Cooper told investigators “I was fearful for my life and that he was going to hit me. I had visions in my head that I was going to be killed and didn’t know if they were going to pull a gun or a knife.”The men eventually grabbed the till drawer which contained €200 and fled the scene, pulling boxes down as they went to block Ms Cooper from following them.The Gardai were alerted and the two men were caught a short time later as Ms Cooper identified them.The court heard that Richard McDonagh, of Castle Avenue, Buncrana, was out on bail for other alleged offences and had 49 previous convictions.Defence barrister Fiona Crawford said her client had battled with a drug and drink addiction but was now clean for seven months and was attending a programme in prison.Judge John O’Hagan described the robbery as a shocking, scary and frightening experience for Ms Cooper.“She didn’t know what was going to happen,” he said.Judge O’Hagan sentenced McDonagh to two and a half years in prison and backdated it to November, 2012 when he was first put in custody.SHOP ASSISTANT THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED DURING HOLD-UP was last modified: January 30th, 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:buncranaFrancis McDonaghGardaiLetterkenny Circuit CourtMunchiesRichard McDonaghShauna Cooperlast_img read more