Duke beats Syracuse, sets up matchup with Kansas

first_imgLATEST STORIES All that talk about busted brackets and the maddest March ever — not happening in the Midwest.The win by Duke (29-7) set up a 1 vs. 2 showdown Sunday against Kansas, which also escaped with a four-point victory earlier against Clemson.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 crownSyracuse (23-14), the last at-large team invited to the tournament, saw its unlikely run to the Sweet 16 end — unable to overcome 16 turnovers against a Mike Krzyzewski-designed zone that was every bit as pesky as Jim Boeheim’s vaunted 2-3.Early in the second half, Krzyzewski tore off his jacket and threw it to the floor, calling a timeout after Syracuse scored two quick baskets to trim its deficit to three. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tyus Battle led the Orange with 19 points.BIG PICTURESyracuse’s 2-3 zone flummoxed its first three opponents in the tournament, but Duke found holes, throwing lobs behind Syracuse’s big men in the middle for layups and dunks. Meanwhile, Grayson Allen was quick to shoot the 3 in the second half. All but one of his 15 attempts from the floor were from 3. He went 3 for 14 from behind the arc and finished with 15 points.WHAT HE SAID (AND DIDN’T SAY)“Battle is one of the best players in the country…He’s a big-time player. I love Tyus,” Coach K said. “I love their team. I love their coach even more. He does such a great job with them.” But when asked about Kansas, Krzyzewski demurred, saying it was out of respect for Syracuse and his good buddy, Boeheim. Krzyzewski said he’ll talk KU Saturday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, right, looks to pass around Syracuse’s Frank Howard (23), Paschal Chukwu (13) and Marek Dolezaj (21) during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 23, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)OMAHA, Neb. — Duke found a way to crack Syracuse’s zone defense, and now the Blue Devils are a game away from the Final Four for the first time since the 2015 team won it all.Gary Trent Jr., made two clutch free throws with 6.3 seconds left to help second-seeded Duke hold off the 11th-seeded Orange for a 69-65 chess match of a victory in the Midwest Region semifinals Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments “It set the tone for me,” said Coach K, who has two freshmen, Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr., who will likely be NBA lottery picks later this spring. “You could see. I coach ’em, so I could see, they were real young. They had young looks. Thank goodness they got out of it.”Syracuse was looking for a near-repeat of two seasons ago when it made the Final Four as a 10 seed. This year, the Orange was an 11, but the Elite Eight already has one of those — Loyola-Chicago in the South.Syracuse is no typical 11, and this was a zone-centric battle of wits between two of the most renowned coaches in the game.No lead ever reached double digits, and not until Trent Jr. swished his free throws was the game sealed for Duke, which will try to take Krzyzewski to his 13th Final Four.Bagley III scored 13 of his 22 points and had all eight of his rebounds in the second half. Seven of those boards were on the offensive end and led to second-chance baskets.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Welcome to Zlatan’: Ibrahimovic makes play for LA’s heartlast_img read more

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Carib Beer should sensitise staff about gender-based violence

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Voice (www.caribvoice.org) joins with other non-government organisations (NGO) and women’s rights organisations in calling upon Carib Beer to go beyond a public apology in expressing their contribution for the awful ad that was both offensive and insensitive to women and gender-based violence victims and activists in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean.We call upon Carib Beer and all companies regionally to take steps to sensitise all staff about gender-based violence. In the context of Guyana, TCV has already held sensitisation workshops with a few companies while a number of others have also requested such workshops. We also call upon Carib Beer to concretely support the efforts of activists regionally to address gender-based violence via support of training and sensitisation efforts.In this latter regard, Carib Beer should consider coming on board the annual anti-violence candlelight vigil, which focuses on various forms of violence including domestic violence and related issues such as suicide, sexual abuse, child abuse and elderly abuse and which does not require any significant financial layout. Set for September 9 this year, this vigil is on the verge of becoming a Region wide event, with St Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago coming on board this year and plans on stream to reach out to other Caribbean nations to join in from next year.Details of this vigil are available at – http://caribvoice.org/voices-against-violence.html – and we can be reached at caribvoice@aol.com or via our domestic violence outreach coordinator, Livasti Bhooplall, on telephone number 644-5901.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

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Hotelier shoots vendor during confrontation

first_imgA 30-year-old Kitty, Georgetown resident was on Saturday morning shot dead after he reportedly ran into his neighbour’s hotel in pursuit of his handyman who had intervened after he assaulted his girlfriend outside the Tourist Villa Hotel.The hotel where the incident occurredDead is Jason De Florimonte of Lot 96 Fifth Avenue, Subryanville.It is alleged that about 01:45h on Saturday morning, Florimonte, who was a beer vendor, and his 24-year-old girlfriend, Christine Rambarran were involved in an argument in front of his home which is next door to the hotel. This caught the attention of a handyman employed at the hotel who intervened to assist the woman.The intervention by the 29-year-old handyman reportedly angered De Florimonte, and an argument ensued. Realising that the situation was escalating, the handyman ran into the hotel with De Florimonte in hot pursuit. The owner of the hotel whipped out his licensed firearm and fired several shots in De Florimonte’s direction. After realising that De Florimonte had been shot, relatives rushed him to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He was reportedly shot several times to the right side of his chest.When Guyana Times visited the scene, an aunt of the now deceased man, Wendy De Florimonte related that she was at home at the time when the incident occurred. After being notified of the incident, she ran outside and saw her nephew lying motionless on the ground.“So, I was in my bed just after 01:00h, when my son said to me that somebody got shot over the road. I had on my headphones, so I didn’t hear the shots and so he heard it from inside the bedroom,” the aunt related.“I jumped up immediately to look out over the balcony and I heard my nephew’s girlfriend screaming that they shoot Jason. I ran out and he was lying on my side of the street right by my parapet motionless, but you could see that he was kinda gasping.”Her neighbour was asked to summon the Police and ambulance. At that time, the hotel owner was outside and reportedly told her that her nephew confronted him which caused him to defend himself.“I asked my neighbour what happened ‘cause she came out at the same time and then I asked her to call the ambulance, so she said she did. I realised that he had four bullet holes in his chest,” she stated.Additionally, the woman explained that many eyewitnesses were present at the scene since there was a party at the guesthouse during that time.Meanwhile, it was related that the deceased and the suspect had had many disputes and verbal exchanges in the past. Neighbours, however, claim that the man was mentally unstable.“They had broken up and she was coming back to reconcile and she was here last night, but she left. She (the girlfriend) told the Police that he pushed her and then the handyman come. This dude, if you ask the neighbours, he is very, very, very unstable. He’s an unstable character,” a neighbour said.This publication was informed that video surveillance footage from a neighbouring building was unobtainable, since nearby trees and garbage bins obstructed the site where the shooting occurred. Police information has indicated that the businessman is a licensed firearm holder. He was arrested while the dead man’s body was at the Georgetown Public Hospital awaiting a post-mortem examination.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES

first_imgLETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES CLUB NOTESLady Captain Sandra McMonagle has not had time to draw breath since she took office at the recent Ladies Club AGM. Along with the rest of the Centenary Committee she hosted the launch of Letterkenny Golf Club, The Centenary Years 1912 – 2013 by Declan O’Carroll at a lovely evening in the Clubhouse last Thursday.Since then the committee has been promoting the book in Letterkenny Shopping Centre and books are now available in Easons, Clarke’s Newsagents and through the pro shop and bar in Letterkenny Golf Club. The Ladies Christmas party takes place this Saturday when all the turkey and hamper winners and friends will ‘gobble’ their festive dinners and take a ‘trot’ out on the dance floor with music by Gerry O’Sullivan. This is always a lovely evening with all the ladies in festive spirit and the Lady Captain hosting her first official ladies event. Good luck to Lady Captain Sandra, her committee and all lady members for the season ahead.Winners of the final turkeys for 2012 are as follows: Front 9: Runner Up Triona Daly (19 points BOT), Winner Mary Murray (19 points)Back 9: Runner Up Kay Kelly (19 points BOT), Winner Joan Murphy (19 points)Well done to all turkey and hamper winner who have braved all the elements over the past few months.Upcoming Events:Browns on the Green are holding a party on Friday December 21st at a cost of €18.95 per person to include mulled wine, buffet and music.Christmas draw will take place on December 14th.New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2013, our Centenary Year Quiz nights continue on a Friday night and cards on a Wednesday night.Book Club meets monthlyUsed mobile phones are being collected to obtain a defibrillator for the club – all used mobiles can be left in the collection boxes in the clubhouse.Details of all events can be obtained by calling 0749121150 or by contacting info@letterkennygolfclub.com Many thanks to our outgoing PRO, Karen McGlinchey, for her timely, informative and humorous reports over the past two years.GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES was last modified: December 11th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Golf Club Ladies noteslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LIFT MINOR HURLING TITLE AFTER WIN OVER BURT

first_imgSt. Eunan’s Minor B HC Winners 2013Minor B Championship Hurling Final – St Eunan’s 1.16 to Burt 1.6.The long delayed Minor B final between old rivals St Eunan’s and Burt was played in wonderful conditions at the new centre of Excellence in Convoy on Sunday morning.A repeat of the League Final last July, Burt were attempting to prevent St Eunan’s doing the double. Burt opened brightly with points from Conor McGeehan and Kyle mc Grath. St Eunans then began to take a grip with points from Sean Halvey, Prionsais O’Lionnain and centre back Conor O’Donnell. St Eunan’s were dominant at this stage with the O’Donnell brothers and Sean Halvey adding three additional points from play. Burt then struck back when an excellent long ball from Gavin McGrath was finished into the net by Tom Doherty.However Eunan’s replied immediately with two more points to leave the half time score 0.10 to 1.02. St Eunan’s upped their intensity right from the restart with Kevin Kealy flashing the sliotar over the bar on the 31st minute followed by a goal from Niall O’Donnell.Burt replied with two points but St Eunan’s continued to dominate possession keeping the scoreboard ticking with points from Conor O’Grady and Stephen Doherty.Burt never gave up but were limited to two more points from frees. St Eunan’s ran out ten point winners with two late excellent points coming from substitute Brian Mc Intyre. Best for Burt were Kyle mc Grath and Jamie Barr whilst Conor O Donnell and Sean Halvey stood out for St Eunans. However, hurling was the real winner with the match played in great spirit and both teams exhibiting courage and skill.St Eunan’s PanelDavid Ireland, Des Kenny, Sean Tourish, Lee Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Conor O’Donnell (0.2), Caoimhin O’Lionnáin, Stephen Doherty (0.1), Prionsais O’Lionnáin Cpt (0.1), Kevin Kealy (0.2), Conor o Grady (0.3), Niall O’Donnell (1.2), Cian Durack, Aaron O’Connell, Sean Halvey (0.3), Sean Campbell, John McIntyre, Pauric Neeley, Brian McIntyre (0.2), Conor Kelly, Anthony Horgan, Jack Brennan, Dan O’Connor, Oisin Reddican, Ryan Duggan.Burt PanelJamie Barr, Cian Crawford, Cian Margy, Stephen McClafferty, JP Hegarty, Gavin McGrath, Sean Harkin, Stephen Gallagher (0.1), Kyle McGrath (0.3f), Ony Brogan, Barry Gallagher, Tom Doherty (1.1), Paddy Doherty, Conor McGeehan (0.1). RefereeRory McGonigleGAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LIFT MINOR HURLING TITLE AFTER WIN OVER BURT was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:BURTHURLINGMinor B championship FinalSt Eunanslast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN MAY BE A ‘SEX ABUSE ADDICT’, COURT TOLD

first_imgA court has heard that a man may be ‘addicted’ to sexual abuse.The young man, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court facing 25 charges of sexual assault.The alleged incidents, which happened between 2007 and 2011, relate to both males and females. The court heard how some of the incidents happened in a bedroom and also a living room.Defence counsel, Desmond Murphy SC, sought a clinical psychiatrist report for his client as the offences were “of the most serious kind”.He also said there may be some form of addiction in relation to the incidents and the man may also be needed to be assessed by a psychologist.The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in court to all 25 charges.The court heard Gardai had concerns the man was still frequenting a day centre while on bail that was also used by some of his victims.Judge John O’Hagan ordered he not attend the centre until his sentence hearing in October.He granted the order for the man to get treatment from a clinical psychiatrist and possibly a psychologist if required.DONEGAL MAN MAY BE A ‘SEX ABUSE ADDICT’, COURT TOLD was last modified: July 17th, 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:addictiondonegalsex abusevictimslast_img read more

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VIEWPOINT: TAOISEACH SHOULD WITHDRAW REMARKS ABOUT CHURCH

first_imgDear Editor,Recent events in the North of our country have reminded us of the ongoing need for clarification and reconciliation in all areas of social life. In that context it is not perhaps inappropriate to recall the infamous speech to the Dáil of Mr. Enda Kenny in July 2011 on foot of the Cloyne Report.While that speech was welcomed with enthusiasm by some it is certainly true that it was incredibly hurtful to very great numbers of Catholics, including foreign missionaries like myself. At the close of his speech the Taoiseach quoted a sentence of Cardinal, as he then was, Joseph Ratzinger: “Standards of conduct, appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy, cannot be purely and simply applied to the church”. This sentence occurs in a 1990 document, “Instruction on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian”.It scarcely needs to be pointed out that the sentence, and indeed the whole document of which it forms part, have nothing whatsoever to do with the approach of the church or its members to civil law of any kind. It was pointed out long ago that Mr. Kenny was badly served by his speech writers in the matter of this citation. I would therefore appeal to the Taoiseach even at this late stage to withdraw the imputation that Pope Emeritus Benedict ever instructed Catholic citizens not to fulfil their obligations in democratic society with regard to child abuse or any other matter.Is mise, le meas,Padre Liam Hayes, SVD Calle Sagrado Corazón de Jesús,4213–CC132–CP 3360, Oberá,Misiones, Argentina. VIEWPOINT: TAOISEACH SHOULD WITHDRAW REMARKS ABOUT CHURCH was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:cloyne reportEnda Kennylast_img read more

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Report: Kevin Durant forced Warriors to give Nets a first-round pick in sign-and-trade

first_imgAfter deciding to leave the Warriors for the Nets in free agency last week, Kevin Durant was apparently in no mood to deliver a parting gift to his former team. He reportedly wouldn’t agree to the sign-and-trade deal that sent D’Angelo Russell to Golden State unless the Warriors also gave up a first-round pick.Durant didn’t believe the Warriors were sacrificing enough in a straight up deal for Russell, so … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)last_img read more

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Breakfast boost for school children

first_imgChildren are delighted to be able to receive breakfast at school. (Image:Breakfast for Better Days)Many disadvantaged school children will reap the benefits of a partnership between Kellogg’s South Africa and Clover which ensures they eat a nutritious breakfast every morning.Clover has committed to provide the milk requirements for Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days initiative. The campaign provides thousands of learners with a balanced breakfast every school day.Clover has joined forces with packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak to support the Kellogg’s project.“This initiative is aligned with our motto of protecting what’s good, and our vision of making food safe and available everywhere,” said Gisele Gurgel, marketing director at Tetra Pak. “Supporting Breakfasts for Better Days will give back to communities with the 3goodness of long life milk.”Clover is providing 550 000 litres of milk for the project until the end of 2016, making sure children have the most important meal of the day so they can concentrate on their school work.Breakfasts for Better Days is in its third year of dishing up a breakfast of cereal and milk to 25 000 school children across Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape provinces. It has been endorsement by the Department of Basic Education. Food Bank SA distributes the food.One billion servingsThe Breakfast for Better Days initiative is part of Kellogg’s global target to feed a billion servings of cereal and snacks by end of 2016.“We are delighted that Clover and Tetra Pak have come on board to be part of our initiative to fuel the minds and bodies of learners across the country,” said Sylvia Radebe, head of communications at Kellogg’s South Africa.“Almost one in five learners goes to school without breakfast every day, and we aim to change that statistic.“We are planning to extend the feeding programme and the commitment from Clover and Tetra Pak means we will be able to broaden our footprint.”“This is an amazing initiative started by Kellogg’s and being able to be part of a team that shares a positive vision and joint effort towards making a difference in so many children’s lives, is truly something special,” said Sherian King, a marketing manager at Clover.“Not only is it a great brand fit, but the shared values and optimistic views for the future all work together to deliver something great.“It is so important to alleviate the distraction of hunger so that children can focus during the day. This is just one step towards their success, and we are glad to be able to help where we can.”For more information on the Breakfasts for Better Days initiative, visit www.bfbd.co.zaProviding Breakfast for Better DaysLaunched globally in 2013, this initiative believes in the power of breakfast to feed better days and better lives.According to the Kellogg’s website, it is expanding breakfast programmes around the globe, maximising product donations and advocating for the important role breakfast plays in the diet.In the first year of the initiative, Kellogg’s donated more than 400-million servings of products, of which 230-million servings were breakfast foods.last_img read more

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Are You Motivated by Comfort?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Even if you believe you are not motivated, you are. You may not be motivated by success, money, freedom, security, or happiness. But you are in fact motivated, and it could be that you are motivated by comfort.If you want to stay in bed and hit the snooze button three times, you are motivated by the warm comfort of sleep. Sleep is necessary, but the additional comfort of nine minutes is not.Entertainment is a form of escape. It isn’t necessarily negative, unless it consumes more of your time than it should, and unless is subtracts from your higher calling. That escape is a form of comfort. It prevents you from having to deal with the part of your reality that isn’t comfortable.The avoidance of constructive conflict is a form of comfort. Not having to have necessary—but difficult conversations—is another form of comfort that may motivate you, in this case the motivation is avoidance.Some people are afraid to share their voice, fearful that they will be judged as not being good enough—or worse, ridiculed. They find comfort and safety in the fear of not having to risk being criticized.Comfort is a growth and performance inhibitor. It prevents you from being more, having more, doing more, and contributing more. If you are not uncomfortable, you are not growing. More still, you are not making the contribution you are capable of making.Comfort should motivate you. But in the ways described above it should be a warning sign that you need to make a significant change now, and you should stretch yourself beyond whatever you are comfortable with now.last_img read more

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