Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Wilson Baltazar also notched 12 markers built on two triples.Coach Topex Robinson said that as gratifying as the 9-0 run was, the battle is only halfway done as it braces for the tougher duels in the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“As much as it’s ok, we still have nine more games to play and we have lots of things that we should work on, especially on our turnovers because it is still a problem for us,” he said.With Perez leading the charge, the Pirates jumped to a commanding 22-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, extending the lead to its biggest at 32, 78-46, with 1:49 left in the third period. MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum asserted its dominance in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 97-74 decimation of Mapua to complete the first round sweep Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez anchored the Pirates with 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in their ninth straight win to remain unbeaten after the first round.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Schooling slams critics after SEA Games golden double Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Scores:LYCEUM 97 – Perez 18, Baltazar 12, Santos 9, Pretta 9, Tansingco 8, Jv. Marcelino 8, Nzeusseu 6, Jc. Marcelino 6, Ayaay 5, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 3, Caduyac 2, Sinco 2, Serrano 1.MAPUA 74 – Buñag 17, Raflores 16, Nieles 13, Gabo 10, Aguirre 8, Victoria 4, Orquina 4, Magboo 2, Jimenez 0.Quarters: 22-8, 52-34, 80-51, 97-74. What’s in store for your animal sign this year That early pullaway allowed Lyceum to distribute minutes among its third stringers, with Jeffrey Santos and Spencer Pretta pouring nine points each in the victory.“We’ll take this win,” said Robinson after the Pirates finally played the Cardinals in a game which has been postponed twice due to inclement weather.“It’s nice to come off a long break with a win. We made the most of the time that has been given to us. It’s a time for us to work on some things, time for the players to reflect on the first few games that we played. We know we still have a lot of room for improvement if we want to be one of the elite teams in the NCAA.”Christian Buñag topped Mapua (1-7) with 17 points and 14 rebounds, while JB Raflores had 16 markers and eight boards in the defeat.To add to the Cardinals’ woes Kim Magboo hurt his knee late in the first quarter leaving Atoy Co with only eight players at his disposal in the tiff against the top seed.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Donegal’s representative in the national finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, Martin O’Reilly, met with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D. and Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen T.D. The former Donegal player joined the other 23 finalists to discuss their businesses and ideas with the Ministers ahead of the IBYE Final which will take place on the 15th September in Google HQ in Dublin.The IBYE programme is run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in local authorities, funded by the Government of Ireland with the support of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. The 24 entrepreneurs also attended a pitch training day at Google HQ in Dublin where they were given extensive pitch training and they had the chance to meet their fellow finalists for the first time.O’Reilly’s Sports based in Ballybofey was founded in October 2017 by Martin and Steven O’Reilly.In the last year, they have designed and manufactured a vast range of personalised and bespoke clothing from playing gear, to leisure wear and workwear for over 100 clubs, businesses and organisations throughout Ireland and the U.K with the a focus on quality and service.It’s been a busy year for the MacCumhaill’s GAA club-man who won the best start-up category in the Donegal Enterprise Awards last year and followed that up by taking the Donegal and Regional awards in the IBYE competition. “I was absolutely delighted to have won Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition in Donegal and to follow that up by winning the Regional award. I am so grateful to all our customers who have been with us from the beginning, because without them, this would not have been possible. I have been lucky enough to have represented Donegal before on the sports field, but this is a new and exciting challenge for me and I am hugely looking forward to the national finals,” he said.Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, described Martin as having been an exceptional entrepreneur to work with right through the IBYE process.“He has a winning mentality, competitive drive and an excellent attitude to furthering the business. That makes our job a lot easier. Martin is a credit to Donegal and a further example of how the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the region. We wish him the very best of luck in the National Final and we look forward to continuing to work with O’Reilly Sports beyond the final to help them grow their business.”The 24 IBYE Finalists for 2019 will be competing for a €100,000 fund across the three categories. The winner of the Best Business Idea will receive a €15,000 investment with the runner up securing a €5,000 investment.The Best Start-Up Business and Best-Established Business winners will receive a €25,000 investment each with the runners up in those categories receiving a €5,000 investment, while the 2019 Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur selected from the three category winners will receive an additional €20,000 investment. The Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur takes place on Sunday 15th September at Google HQ in Dublin.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Former Donegal GAA star reaches a new final – in the business field was last modified: September 12th, 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)
12 February 2007There was high drama at the world’s largest open water swimming event on Sunday when the final race, for boys and men aged 14 to 30, was cancelled due to bad weather – the first time in the Midmar Mile’s 34-year history that a race has been called off.Raced over two days, with four races each day, conditions for the Midmar Mile on Saturday were scorching, with the temperatures in the mid-thirties before the discomfort index was taken into consideration. On Sunday, it was a different story altogether.It rained throughout Saturday evening and into the new day. A light sprinkling of rain fell consistently through Sunday’s first race, the girl’s 13 and under and women’s 31 and older. During event two, the boy’s and men’s equivalent, conditions were much the same.By the third race, the women’s 14 to 30 year age group, the rain became heavier and the winds rose, bringing with them a biting cold.Shocked facesThen came an announcement from race organiser Wayne Riddin that only seeded swimmers would be allowed to contest the final race. There were plenty of shocked faces as it filtered through. Shortly afterwards the decision to cancel the race entirely followed.Within minutes it became clear why Riddin pulled the plug as the winds drove from south to north across the west to east course, causing choppy and sizeable waves to form, with a whispery mist blanketing the dam.It was a disappointing conclusion to the weekend, but the primary priority for the organisers is the safety of the competitors and Riddin felt that it couldn’t be guaranteed, thus his decision, which he reckoned was easy to make given the circumstances.For defending champion Troyden Prinsloo, who had flown out from the University of Georgia to attempt to become the first male swimmer to win the Midmar Mile three years in succession, it was a terrible blow. Prinsloo said he would have swum no matter the conditions – but he’s a world class swimmer, unlike the majority of the field.Hungarian successesThe cancellation of the race also brought to an end the ambitions of the Hungarian national open water swimming team, who had enjoyed a fine day, taking victories in the boy’s and girl’s 13 and under categories, as well as in the women’s 31 to 40 age groupA number of the Hungarians, though, will get the opportunity to swim at Midmar Dam, with the holding of the 10-kilometre open water swim on Monday.Hungarian coach Tamas Vadjda validated Riddin’s decision, saying he realised “safety was the first concern”.Open women’s raceIn the open women’s event, victory went to Australia’s Melissa Gorman, who won her ticket to the Midmar Mile by clinching the Gold Coast Mile Down Under. It was a tight race.Through the first three hot spots, at 400 metres, 800 metres, and 1 200 metres, South African international Melissa Corfe led, chased by Gorman and three-time defending champion Keri-Ann Payne of Great Britain.Gorman, though, had chosen the best line into the finish and she crossed the finish line in 19 minutes and 52 seconds, well off the record of 18 minutes and 21 seconds set by Payne in 2006. However, considering the choppy conditions and a testing headwind, it was a fine effort.Corfe followed in second position in just over 20 minutes, with the defending champion relegated to third spot.The Eight-Mile ClubEfforts on behalf of charities were extremely successful. Members of the Eight-Mile Club were responsible for raising over R700 000 and that figure is one that was calculated before the final day’s events.The swimmers taking part in the Eight-Mile Club swim each and every race whilst raising funds for a wide number of charities. Fourteen-year-old Myles Brown was astonishingly successful in both the races and in raising money. In seven races, he was first across the finish line on four occasions, and he also brought in R24 000.Olympic silver medal winner and Deaflympics star Terence Parkin was rather less fortunate. He suffered a bite from a spider and gritted his way through Saturday’s four races. However, that evening he had to be rushed to hospital as a result of the bite. A substitute swimmer, Andrew Campbell, took Parkin’s place to continue raising money for the Fulton School for the Deaf.According to Riddin, this year’s entry was in the region of 16 500 swimmers, although other figures provided lift that number to anywhere from 16 700 to 17 000. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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The Indian authorities may not have put out any figure of likely casualties in the Balakot air strikes but BJP president has claimed that “250 terrorists were killed” in the Indian Air Force operation. “After the Pulwama attack, when everyone thought surgical strike can’t be done this time… now what will happen?… At that time Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government undertook an air strike on the 13th day and killed more than 250 terrorists without any harm to our side,” the ruling party chief reportedly said in what appears to be the first statement from the ruling party regarding casualties. Mr. Shah made the claim while addressing a function of Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) in Ahmedabad on Sunday late evening. Mr. Shah also slammed opposition parties for raising doubts on any damage or actual casualties that may have been inflicted by the India’s air mission on the neighbouring country. “Opposition party leaders should remain shut if they cannot appreciate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for first conducting surgical strike on Pakistan in 2016 and now conducting air strike on Pakistan.” He added that statements made by several leaders of the opposition parties questioning the success of air strike has “brought smile on the face of Pakistan people.” “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made the country understand what zero tolerance for terror meant by ordering the surgical strike and air strike on Pakistan,” he said. The air strike, described by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) as a pre-emptive non-military action against Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)’s camps in Balakot, was conducted in the early hours of February 26.The authorities including the External Affairs Ministry and the Air Force have repeatedly stressed that “targets were successfully hit” while refusing to share details regarding casualties. Following the air strike, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had told the press in a statement that “a large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action were eliminated.”
Leander Paes and Cara Black bowed out of the Wimbledon mixed doubles event after suffering a straight set defeat in the quarter-finals against Daniel Nestor and Yung-Jan Chan here.Leander Paes made an exit but his doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon. APThe 14th seed Indo-Zimbabwean pair lost 3-6 2-6 to the eighth seed Canadian-Taipei combination.Paes’ doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the semifinals with Elena Vesnina after defeating Israel’s Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Peer 6-4 6-1.Erlich and Peer were no match for the in-form Indo-Russian duo as they sen packing their opponents in exactly an hour.Bhupathi and Vesnina, who dominated proceedings from the word go, committed no double faults as compared to the four by Erlich and Peer.Bhupathi and Vesnina served six winners as compared to six by the unseeded Israeli pair.