Struggling for consistency, Tamaraws pick up lessons from 25-point loss

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments But what doesn’t add up, though, is that their wins have always followed a loss—the latest, an embarrassing 25-point drubbing at the hands the botton-dweller University of the East.With that rude awakening, FEU corrected its mistakes and took it out on National University for the 73-68 win Wednesday.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 ChrissREAD: UAAP: UE dismantles FEU for first win of the season“That wasn’t the real us who played against UE,” said guard-forward Wendell Comboy in Filipino after the bounce back victory. “We weren’t ourselves back then so in behalf of the whole team I would like to apologize.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rivero, PH team go 0-2 in day 1 of Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “We won’t give up every game and you can expect that from us,” added Comboy, who led the Tamaraws with 18 points while being their defensive anchor, forcing NU’s Dave Ildefonso who struggled for 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting.Rookie Louell Gonzales, the 2016 UAAP Juniors’ MVP, said the 25-point setback had a big impact on the team, which is struggling with consistency.READ: UAAP: FEU back on track, holds off NU to get share of third spot “I think the loss served as a lesson,” said Gonzales, who had nine points, in Filipino. “We had two days to prepare against NU so we pushed ourselves in training and I think that led to the good result today.”FEU head coach Olsen Racela is yearning for consistency from his team, especially that the Tamaraws have not won back-to-back this season, and he knows it starts with preparation.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It starts in the practices, we didn’t have good practices prior to our two losses,” said Racela. “So this week we had a good practice but I’m not saying that if you have a good practice you will automatically win.”“Us coaches have to prepare the players better not just physically but also prepare their mindset. We need to follow up this win with a good game,” added Racela.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Far Eastern University’s 3-2 record is still a respectable mark in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament as it puts the Tamaraws in the third spot, tied with De La Salle, in the standings.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

City Hall’s rates not consistent with services – Councillor

first_imgAs the Mayor and City Council suffers from a deficit budget every year, some members have shared their opinion that the municipality is not charging adequate rates for the services offered. During a recent engagement at City Hall, Councillor Ivelaw Henry told a Trinidadian-based team that there are many established buildings which are paying pintsized rates.“The rates and taxes are not consistent with services given. There are many buildings within the area that are paying next to nothing. I’m saying that you have five story buildings paying cottage rates,” Henry shared.This is coupled with their deficit budget— a shortfall by millions of dollars. As a result, liabilities amount to billions of dollars.“We’ve been working with a deficit budget from the time we started. It’s just below $3B, but every year you have like $200M to $300M in deficit. What happened previous to the budget is you have a liability situation which carries onto now. They have billions of dollars in liabilities within the municipality”.During the Commission of Inquiry last year to dive into the operations at City Hall, it was heard that Giftland Mall had not paid any taxes to the Council for four years. The company stated that it was awaiting an agreement to carry out the demanded payments amounting to over $25 million.However, earlier this week, City Treasurer John Douglas insisted that the Council is involved in activities which bear no financial benefits to the Council. On the other hand, they are heavily dependent on rates and taxes to subsidise their operational costs. For this, the municipality should need to implement other revenue streams.“We need to be more diverse in our revenue streams. We’re too dependent on rates and tax, which have shown over the years that rates and tax cannot carry this organisation for that is required. You look at solid waste. We pick up the waste, it costs us hundreds of millions per year. We don’t get no revenue stream from solid waste,” he shared.Other highlighted areas where the Council does not benefit include waterfront activities and increased security presence.“The population in the city is growing. Street vending is growing. Hence, the need for more security…We don’t get no earning from those vehicles traversing the city. You have boats, ships using our waterfront. We don’t generate any revenue from any such activities”.last_img read more

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers hitting the road to take on Peace River Royals

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers are on the road this Sunday as they take on the Peace River Royals.The last time the Trackers faced the Royals was at a home game on December 2.The Trackers slaughtered Peace River with a score of 6-1.- Advertisement -Currently, the Trackers are standing at a strong 38-point lead in first place in the Bouchier Division, with the Royals in second at 22 points.Current Bouchier Division Standings as of January 17. Source NAHLThe Trackers take on the Royals this Sunday, January 20, at the Baytex Energy Centre in Peace River. Puck drop is 12:15 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

WATCH: All the goals from England’s last encounter with Iceland… in 2004

first_imgIt has been confirmed that England will play Iceland in the Euro 2016 Round of 16, following the latter’s victory over Austria on Wednesday.Arnor Traustason scored an injury time winner for Our Boys to ensure they finished second place in Group F, ahead of Portugal, and set up the clash against the Three Lions.That will take place on Monday at 8pm, with both teams taking to the field in Nice looking to reach the quarter-finals.On paper, England will be heavy favourites, and the previous record between the two countries favours Roy Hodgson’s men.The first clash between the two sides was in 1982, which ended in a 1-1 draw in Reykyavik – Eidur Gudjohnsen’s father Arnor scoring for the hosts.The second game did not occcur until 22 years later, when England hosted the 2004 FA Summer Tournament.Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men ran riot that day, hitting their opponents for six – with current Three Lions captain Wayne Rooney bagging a brace.Heidar Helguson – then of Watford – scored Iceland’s consolation goal in a 6-1 victory for the hosts.With the third clash between the two countries on the horizon, you can watch all the highlights from that rousing victory above…last_img read more

Would you like to step into a new career with Reflexology?

first_imgEDUCATION: The Irish School of Reflexology are enrolling for a new term of the Practitioner’s Diploma in Reflexology at the Base Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar.The new term will start again on the 2nd and 3rd of September.This is going to be a great opportunity for the people from the area who are interested in Complementary therapies, want to change their career or expand their skills, to get involved and enrol for the new term this September. Tatiana Grosso Lawless, Principal of the ISR, told Donegal Daily, “The first year of teaching the Diploma in Reflexology in Co. Donegal went very well. There was a huge interest in the School and in the course. This year we hope to duplicate the success we had last year, if not better.“All the students seem to have gained more interest and passion about Reflexology as the months go by….. They really enjoy the work we do in the class and learn a lot each weekend.”Tatiana added: “We are very proud of our school and the level of preparation we provide during the class and one to one teaching we supply during the year. The sequence we teach is the Eunice Ingham’s sequence and it has proven to be very effective as we use it all the time in our practices.” The Irish School of Reflexology provides professional training in traditional reflexology, which enables students to build their own practice or add to their existing health care practice.Tatiana added, “The school aims to offer students a fulfilling learning experience and build confidence in their ability to help others. Our overall mission is to promote healing through the benefits of reflexology.“The diploma course consists of 150 hours of tutoring plus 60 hours of practical work and covers different aspects of reflexology, including theory, anatomy, physiology and practical application.“At the ISR we are very proud of the standard of our teaching and the level of preparation that we provide. We are constantly getting great feedback about the effectiveness of the treatment that we teach, the syllabus and that makes us even more proud to be part of the ISR.“The year is a great opportunity for the students to get to know new people but also themselves. We see it constantly in our students. They change throughout the year, they discover their true potential, meet new friends and settle in very well in the classroom.”At the end of the term, students will be required to complete case studies and the examination will be held approximately two months after. After their graduation, students are eligible for Membership with the National Register of Reflexologists (IRL). It will open up many opportunities for them: start their own practice, work in beauty salons, hotels, hospitals and much more.The course is designed to enable students to develop the skill and in-depth knowledge required for effective treatment and evaluation of a client, by having good techniques, by taking good consultation notes and keeping accurate records; by using good listening skills and by an overall caring attitude; to help students gain confidence and experience through supervised work; to understand the holistic approach – mental, physical, spiritual and social; and to become informed about the skills necessary to start up and manage a professional practice.For more information, visit the website www.irishschoolofreflexology.comOr call Tatiana NOW on 0862071065 Would you like to step into a new career with Reflexology? was last modified: March 15th, 2017 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)Tags:diplomaeducationReflexologyStranorlarThe Baselast_img read more

Rugby star Williams says he is looking forward to Glenswilly visit

first_imgRugby star Shane Williams has revealed he is really looking forward to joining the Glenswilly GAA team.Williams is to come to Donegal and Michael Murphy is to travel to Clermont Auvergne as part of the ‘The Toughest Trade’, the documentary series that is part of AIB’s sponsorship of the All-Ireland club championship.Last year saw Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea take part in rookie trials for the NFL, while Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher tried his hand at cricket with the Adelaide Strikers in Australia. In return former Miami Dolphins player Roberto Wallace joined the Breaffy footballers in Mayo while former England cricketer Steve Harmison swapped willow for ash for a stint with Borris-Ileigh in Tipperary.The first of this year’s swaps has been announced with Murphy set to spend time in the rugby hotbed of Clermont-Ferrand.Former Wales and Lions winger Williams will spend this week in Donegal with Murphy’s club Glenswilly, the reigning county champions.Williams scored an incredible 58 tries in his 87 appearances on the wing for Wales and also two tries in four Lions appearances. The 39-year-old is familiar with Donegal, but admitted he has a lot to learn about Gaelic football .He told the Irish Times “I’ve been to Donegal before, and it’s a lovely part of Ireland, with lovely people, so coming back is great,” said Williams.“ I’ve never watched a full game of Gaelic football as such so I’m really coming into this completely new to the sport and I’m looking forward to it. The chance to try something completely different now that I have the time to do it is exciting, and I want to take the challenge on and see how I do.”Rugby star Williams says he is looking forward to Glenswilly visit was last modified: January 9th, 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)last_img read more

THE CYCLES OF LIFE DRIVES DONEGAL MAN UP THE WALL!

first_imgIt gives a whole new meaning to driving (or cycling) someone up the wall!The bicycle that hangs on the side of Duffy’s Bar in Annagry has always been a bit of an attraction. But it was only going to be a matter of time before someone put their ‘spoke’ in and saddled up to the challenge.We’re not sure if this lad used a ladder, jumped or climbed but he ‘wheelie’ was brave.What we want to know is – how the hell did the mystery man get down?  THE CYCLES OF LIFE DRIVES DONEGAL MAN UP THE WALL! was last modified: May 8th, 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:cycleDuffy’s Barlast_img read more

FUEL PRICE WAR AS GARAGE BOSS CUTS PETROL PRICES BY 10c PER LITRE

first_imgA GARAGE boss has sparked a petrol price war – after slashing his prices by up to 10c per litre.Mairtin Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny, has cut the price of diesel to just 145.9c per litre.And the cost of petrol has also been slashed – to 154.9c per litre. Both diesel and petrol prices are amongst the CHEAPEST in the county this weekend – and are the cheapest in Letterkenny.They are also 10c per litre cheaper than other forecourts in Letterkenny this weekend.Said Mairtin: “We’ve been doing a bit of renovation and we’re nearly there with our new expanded restaurant.“I thought I’d get into the holiday weekend spirit and it has certainly gone down very well with customers.”  FUEL PRICE WAR AS GARAGE BOSS CUTS PETROL PRICES BY 10c PER LITRE was last modified: May 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FUEL PRICE WAR AS GARAGE BOSS CUTS PETROL PRICES BY 10c PER LITRElast_img read more

Cathaoirleach hails Pramerica’s commitment to Donegal

first_imgCllr Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, described Pramerica’s story as outstanding clearly reflecting their confidence in and commitment to Letterkenny and Donegal as an ideal location for investment.He made his comments in his address at the official opening of Pramerica’s new state of the art facility ‘The Rock’ in Letterkenny on Friday last.“The official opening marked an important milestone in the life of Pramerica and gave us a chance to reflect on the journey that Pramerica has had and how the company has grown steadily since it first started in 2000 with only 8 employees” says Cllr. McMonagle. “This company now employs over 1500 people from over 35 different countries providing 200 Technology and Business services to meet the needs of Prudential Financial, Pramerica’s parent company.”He added that the contribution that Pramerica has made not only to Letterkenny but to Donegal and the entire North West region is huge.The building alone represents a forty-two million euro investment and employed over 220 local tradesmen during its construction, he said.“Pramerica has demonstrated their commitment to this area in a number of ways including their continuing effort to support a strong pipeline of talented graduates in this region through its partnerships with third level institutions in the region as well as their own community programme including initiatives such as the Community Engagement Council, the Spirit of Community Awards, Junior Achievement and Coding for Girls”. Cllr McMonagle also paid a special tribute to Barbara Koster, Senior Vice President & Global Chief Information Officer with Prudential Financial and described her as “one our greatest advocates in the United States who over the past 17 years has promoted Pramerica and Ireland as an ideal place to do business”.Barbara Koster was one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award and was honoured at the special gala event on Friday evening.Cllr McMonagle said “I believe that this is a most fitting award for Barbara. It is an award that is presented to honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to life on our island”.“Barbara’s support for Pramerica, for Ireland and most importantly for Letterkenny and County Donegal has been outstanding. She has been a champion for Pramerica and a champion for Donegal and she had the vision and the foresight to see what this super talented group of people based here in Letterkenny could do and could achieve”.The Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh and Minister for State Joe McHugh was also in attendance at the official opening of the new Pramerica facility in Letterkenny on Friday last. Cathaoirleach hails Pramerica’s commitment to Donegal was last modified: October 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEdonegalpramericalast_img read more

Clean Coasts Week urges Donegal locals to clean up their coastline

first_imgRegistrations for the Coca-Cola Clean Coasts week are now open, and groups are encouraged to register now to receive their free beach clean-up. Taking place from June 1st- 9th, the week aims to encourage the nation to protect and enjoy our coastline while celebrating the thousands of volunteers across the island of Ireland who continuously work to keep the beaches clean all year around. Clean Coasts engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. Clean Coasts has grown over the years and now includes two main nation clean-up drives- Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week and the Big Beach Clean. There are currently over 700 registered Clean Coasts groups. Last year, 19 groups of volunteers between Donegal and Leitrim registered, with beach clean-ups happening in different locations across this region. These included free yoga sessions on Rossnowlagh Beach and a public discussion on how the local community can take better care of the Fanad coastline. Research confirmed that ‘doing good’ can help us reduce stress and improve health, which are the same effects that sport has on us. As such, this year’s Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week is back with the aim of getting people from the local sports communities involved. To register, visit www.cleancoasts.org. Registered groups will receive a free clean-up kit and other resources to organise clean-up events in your local areas. Clean Coasts Week urges Donegal locals to clean up their coastline was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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:Clean Coasts Weeklast_img read more