Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOnce a shell of himself at La Salle, Larry Muyang’s move to Letran has brought the best out of him.And the stocky big man, who is making a name for himself in only his first year for the Knights in the NCAA Season, 94 has the people around him to thank for his success.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Coach Jeff (Napa) paved the way for me to have this kind of season,” Muyang told reporters in Filipino after another efficient game with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 13 rebounds to lead Letran over San Sebastian, 79-61, on Tuesday and into its first Final Four since its championship run in 2015.“If not for coach Jeff and most especially my teammates’ confidence, I wouldn’t be playing like this.”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 ChrissMuyang played one year at La Salle where he was in the shadows of the likes of a slew of big men in Ben Mbala, Jason Perkins and Prince Rivero.But it was a different story for Muyang at Letran where he flourished playing the starting role. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View comments Rooney calls on Man United players to ‘stand up’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “When I got him from the other school, he was down and he didn’t have the confidence,” said Letran head coach Jeff Napa, who pulled strings and used his contacts to acquire Muyang.“He really prepared hard for this season. He’s a big help to the team because we were able to get an enforcer in the middle and a role player that complements Bong (Quinto) and Toto (Calvo),” Napa added. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption PLAY LIST 01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption03:13San Beda, Lyceum still title favorites for NCAA Season 9400:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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
The late Quincy B and his Manager Lewiz McCarthy – Advertisement – The traffic section of the Liberia National Police has concluded its investigation to establish the cause and circumstances that led to fallen music icon Quincy B’s death. According to the LNP, Quincy B, (Quincy Luwokollie Burrowes) died as a result of excessive speeding and reckless driving, which violated section 10.10 of the vehicle and traffic laws of Liberia.The LNP investigation report added that section 10.10 of the vehicle and traffic laws of Liberia called for drivers to drive at a speed limit of 35 miles per hour in residential zones, such as the Tubman Boulevard area.“When a driver is driving at 35 miles per hour and then an accident occurs, injury will be minor,” the report explained. “But when the driver is speeding and an accident happens, injury will be serious just like the case of Quincy, which resulted in his death and one person sustaining a broken leg.“In addition, Quincy B’s 2007 Toyota Camry summersaulted into the air up to 52 feet, which is another clear indication that he was driving above the speed limit stipulated in the law,” the report revealed.The investigation report said that immediately the artist entered the curve, he lost control of his car apparently as he tried to dodge a vehicle that was coming in from the fence of the UNMIL in order to avoid a head-on collision. This vehicle was on its rightful lane, and bears no responsibility for the artist’s death.The report added that testimonies gathered from the other survivors revealed that Quincy B was driving at the same time playing with his phone.“Driving at the same time playing with gadget or any other material violates section 10.2 of the vehicle and traffic law, which means he did not care about observing traffic rule. In a nutshell, Quincy B is responsible for his own death and the injury his friend received,” the reported noted.Meanwhile, the investigation report fell short of disclosing whether Quincy B had a valid driver’s license and whether he had on his seatbelt the night of the accident. However, a traffic police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity said if Quincy had on seatbelt it was going to protect him when the car summersaulted.“He never had seatbelt on; that is why, when the vehicle crashed it was difficult for him to remain safe and secure within the car. Even if the car has airbags, it could not work because airbags are meant to work with seatbelts, not replace them,” the police officer said.Meanwhile, the Liberia National Police has charged Lewiz McCarthy, manager of the late Quincy B, for civil liability and violation of the insurance law of Liberia.McCarthy, who was released by his lawyer, will be responsible for injury expenses for artist CIC, who was also involved in the accident, because the car was not insured, according to the LNP charges.According to a source, the late Quincy B’s family, Lewiz McCarthy and others were all invited on Friday at the LNP Headquarters in Monrovia.Under Chapter 5 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of Liberia, which is captioned, Civil Liability, every owner of a vehicle used or operated on any highway to which this title is applicable shall be liable and responsible for deaths or injuries to a person or property(ies) resulting from negligence in the use or operation of such vehicle.The late singer did not have a driver’s license and the vehicle was registered in McCarthy’s name. The police say this is in violation of police motor vehicle regulations.According to our source, McCarthy is being processed to court.The late music icon, Quincy B was born on April 24, 1996, and died on March 3, 2017 in a tragic motor accident on his way from an impromptu performance at Anglers Bar and Restaurant in Monrovia.Entering the mainstream music industry at the age of 19, with the single “Dream,” Quincy B released more than 10 singles before his death, with 15 unreleased songs which are expected soon.Before his death, he became the youngest artist in Liberia’s struggling music history to become a brand ambassador for a major telecommunications company, Lonestar Cell MTN.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Raymond Samaroo was on Friday remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly after he had appeared in her court to answer six charges made in relation to alleged simple larceny, assault, and damage to property offences.The Police contend that on July 19 last, in the vicinity of Owen Street, Kitty, Samaroo unlawfully and maliciously damaged a minibus, property of Vidyah Barrack.They also contend that on the same day and time, he used abusive language towards Barrack.Moreover, it is contended that while at the Kitty Police Station, Samaroo used abusive and threatening language to Sita Gorsohy, from whom he had allegedly stolen six cases of bottles.He has further been accused of behaving disorderly while at the Kitty Police Station.A known character to the Police, Samaroo denied all the allegations made against him, and told the court he is mentally challenged.The prosecutor objected to Samaroo being placed on bail, citing that Samaroo is a character known to the Police and that he has matters pending in court.Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecutor’s objections, and remanded Samaroo to prison until August 27, when the matter would again be called.
Liverpool fans knew it was coming, but it didn’t soften the blow as the club confirmed that Luis Suarez will be departing for Barcelona in the coming days.Kop boss Brendan Rodgers attempted to save face by lavishing praise on the Uruguayan and thanking him for his services, before commenting that no player is bigger than the club.“If there is one thing the history of this great club teaches us, it is that Liverpool FC is bigger than any individual,” he said in a statement. But how have Kopites taken the news? Scroll down to find out… 1 Luis Suarez will join Barcelona next week Liverpool fans, how do you feel about Luis Suarez’s departure? Comment below…
The countdown is well and truly on to the final of this year’s BEO competition at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.Now in just its second year, BEO has become the coolest local bands competition on the North West and Ireland!Six schools from around the country are vying for the €10,000 prize package including a first prize of €5,000. Among the judges and special guests will be 2FM’s Paddy McKenna, Jackie Hayden formerly of Hot Press, Kathleen Coughlin of Donegal County Council and Mary O’Hagan from the Matt Cooper Show on Today FM.On the day schools will make a presentation to the judges, there will be an open mic session at 2pm for budding talent to be headline by Limerick group Cairde Snathaida, an Irish rap group.An address by Donegal VEC CEO Shaun Purcell will then take place followed by a Ceile Mor with special guest Paddy McKenna form 2FM.There will then be a major act starting at 7pm with opening act AIlish Carr from Carrick CVS followed by Overhead The Albatross and then BEO favourites Wonder Villians from Derry. The schools in the final include Pobalscoil na Rosann, Coláiste na Carraige, Scoil na mBráithre, Phádraig Scoil Pol, Coláiste na Trócaire, St Columba’s College.The winners will be announced just after 9pm. COUNTDOWN IS ON TO THIS YEAR’S BEO FINAL was last modified: March 7th, 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)
The AGM of the Letterkenny Senior Accordion Band took place on Wednesday 5th October 2016. The outgoing Chairman Mr. Patrick Doherty thanked his hard working committee for all their hard work in the previous year.He also stated that this was the best year the band had since their inception as they got national recognition by playing in Tullamore for the Irish Kidney Association and appearing at the International Rose Of Tralee Festival in Kerry. The following committee was elected for the incoming year.Chairman: Patrick DohertyAss Chairman: George BatesSecretary: Paul Mc DaidAss Secretary: Liz McCauleyTreasurer: Caitriona CallaghanPRO: P.J. DohertyThe incoming chairman welcomed the new committee onboard and wished all the band all the best for the next season.Letterkenny Senior Accordion Band enjoy best year so far! was last modified: October 21st, 2016 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 Senior Accordion Band
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball program held its fifth annual One-on-One event with Drake faculty and staff members and the public Thursday evening at the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Version Drake hosts Winona State Nov. 1 in an exhibition contest at the Knapp Center with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Following one more exhibition game at the Knapp Center on Nov. 5 against MidAmerica Nazarene, the Bulldogs open the regular season Nov. 11 at North Dakota. The program allowed the faculty and the student-athletes to introduce each other to the crowd. The duos used fun, creative ways to present each other and give the audience a chance to get to know the student-athletes in a different way than what they see out on the basketball court. Check the list below for the pairings. The evening’s program ended with fifth-year head coach Jennie Baranczyk at the podium, where she thanked the fans, donors, staff and faculty for all they do support the program and the university. Baranczyk praised her student-athletes as they get set for the upcoming season, where the Bulldogs are expected to achieve big goals and dreams on the basketball court. Anne Kremer, Dean of Admissions and Becca Jonas Nancy Reincke, Associate Professor of English and Paige Greiner Teresa Krejci, Chief Financial Officer and Sara Rhine Joan McAlister, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Becca Hittner Suzanne R. Clayton, Associate Professor of Practice in Information Systems and Brenni Rose Heidi Sleister, Professor of Biology, Genetics and Maddy Dean Dr. Jayna Fischbach, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Lizzy Wendell Dr. Maryann Huey, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Nicole Miller Debra DeLaet, Professor and Cortni Rush Dr. Diana Reed, Associate Professor of Management and International Business and Mya Mertz Cheryl Clarke, R.Ph., Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs & Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences and Sammie Bachrodt Venessa Macro, Chief Administration Officer and Caitlin Ingle Prior to the program the team hosted a dessert reception for the public on the upper concourse of the Knapp Center. After enjoying numerous delicious desserts from several, generous local businesses the action moved to the court for the program. Drake women’s basketball would like to thank the following sponsors of the event for their generous donations for the one-on-one event. Christopher’s Restaurant, Echo’s Cookies, Cupcake Addict, The Bake Shoppe, Edible Arrangements and Glorious Desserts. Each student-athlete on the team was paired with a Drake faculty or staff member and introduced to each other at a dinner prior to the event. The dinner gave each pair a chance to share personal information and stories before introducing one another at a short program for the public on the floor of the Knapp Center.
Raphoe NotesRaphoe Family Resource CentreAnnual General MeetingThe Annual General Meeting of Raphoe Family Resource Centre will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16th November in the Volt House. Everyone welcome. WelcomeThe Family Resource Centre would like to welcome Stephen Kavanagh to the project as Youth Support Worker with our Youth Programme. We look forward to working with Stephen over the next 12 months. We would like to extend thanks to Tús Supervisor Sharon Docherty for her continuing goodwill and support for our work.Congratulations!The Family Resource Centre extends warm congratulations to former Youth Support Worker Sinead McDaid on the recent birth of her baby son! ‘Helping Hands’The Family Resource Centre’s ‘Helping Hands’ initiative supports older people by carrying out practical work such as grass-cutting, weed control, hedge-cutting, power-washing, cleaning windows, clearing gutters, exterior painting etc. For further information or a registration form please contact Laura at the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Junior Jiving ClassesThe Family Resource Centre’s jiving classes for young people from 6th Class Primary School to 5th Year Secondary School continue each Thursday from 5-6pm. The classes with Highland Radio’s Terence Lafferty will be held in Raphoe Boxing Club. There is a charge of €3 per class. It is expected that the classes will be very popular so please phone us on 074-9145796/087-3641503 to book your place! Our sincere thanks to Raphoe Boxing Club for the kind use of its premises.Women’s Group The next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 7th November at 8pm. The Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre. We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year. If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along. We are really interested in your ideas so please come along to the group. If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503.Something Special GroupThe Group’s next meeting is taking place on Tuesday 8th November. The Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.New programmes for children and young people Please watch out for the return of kids’ computer classes in the next few weeks as well as the setting up of a Youth Committee, a Youth Magazine Group and an Environmental Group.50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of this week’s Bonus Ball was Eddie Harkin. Winning number was 17.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubThe officials of the Raphoe Boxing Club would like to extend a very sincere thanks to local man, Martin Conlon, Cathedral Hill for all his excellent work behind the scenes for the local boxing club. It is greatly appreciated by all.On Sunday last the Raphoe Club had seven boxers entered for the Donegal Novice Championships in Letterkenny. – The McDaid brothers, Ryan and Aaron, Danny Buchanan, Ronan Kelly, Tom Doherty, Brendan O’Hagan and Darragh Devine. Five boxers won gold with young Brendan O’Hagan winning silver. Well done boys, you all did the Club proud.The Raphoe Club will host their first major tournament of the new season with a bumper showpiece in the Deele College Sports Pavilion on Saturday 19th November, when the local boxing club will face the Ulster and Connacht All Stars. The Club’s Head Coach, Gary McCullagh has pencilled in 14 quality contests for the night. Very sincere thanks goes to all the generous sponsors of this tournament, for without their help the local club would fail to exist. Your support is gratefully appreciated.Raphoe Kurling ClubRaphoe Kurling Club are hosting a social evening in Raphoe Presbyterian Church Hall on Tuesday 15th November from 8pm to 10.30pm. Music by Leslie Matthews. Join us for a night of fun, storytelling and music. Admission €8, which includes light refreshments and door prize. For further information contact Margaret Parke on 0857067208.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Christmas Craft FairThere will be a Christmas Craft Fair in the Diamond, Raphoe from 12-6pm on Friday 25th November 2016 with crafts and bake sales all day. Santa will also be arriving. The switching on of the town’s Christmas lights will take place at 5pm approximately. A great fun day for all the family! For details on stalls please telephone The Volt House Reception on 074-9173966. Stalls will cost €20. Come and support this community event.DD Local: Get along to the Junior Jiving classes in Raphoe was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 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)
The tectonic changes that rattled the NBA during free agency have quieted. The dust has cleared. And basketball cognoscenti are trying to make sense of the altered landscape.Or maybe not-so-altered. Take the Warriors, for example. The poor, poor Warriors.Not everybody is feeling so sad for the Bay Area’s dynastic team.“They have Steph Curry and Draymond Green and they know how to play together,” said Ramona Shelburne, striking an optimistic chord on ESPN’s “Get Up” Monday morning. “I think …
28 October 2008South Africa’s Gautrain rapid rail link has passed another construction milestone, with the tunnels between Sandton and Marlboro meeting to make a seamless 4.2-kilometre run between the two stations in Johannesburg.Construction on the Gautrain, a R25-billion rapid rail link between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International Airport) began in September 2006.The first link in the Gautrain network, between the airport and Sandton in Johannesburg, is due to be in place by June 2010, in time for the Football World Cup.The rest of the network, including the section between Sandton and central Johannesburg and the section between Sandton and Pretoria, is due to be completed nine months later, by March 2011.ShosholozaShosholoza was sung under the streets of Sandton last week when the Gautrain construction teams “met” at a breakthrough tunnel ceremony.The actual breakthrough took place a month ago, on 24 September, but on Thursday morning, 23 October, the new premier of Gauteng province, Paul Mashatile, officiated some 3.8 kilometres into the Marlboro tunnel when a paper wall was broken and the team from Sandton stepped over to greet the Marlboro construction team.The point was 20 metres under the Sandspruit in Sandton. Construction had progressed at 15 metres a day to reach this milestone. Everyone lifted a glass of champagne in celebration.“Accurate geological surveying ensured that these two tunnels were right on target when the remaining few metres separating the two tunnels were blasted away,” reads a Gautrain statement.The tunnel between Sandton and Marlboro is 4.2km long, of the total 15 kilometres that is being excavated. Eleven metres wide and some seven metres high, the tunnel will accommodate two sets of rail tracks, separated by a wall.Tunnelling has taken place through “complex deformed geology associated with historic rock movements”, in addition to solid bedrock.Much work has been done at Marlboro since September 2006. The Marlboro station now has a large concrete parkade structure rising up, with a basement and first floor parking deck in place.Meanwhile, the tunnel between Park Station and Rosebank progresses, having reached the suburb of Killarney. It has been excavated under the M1 North in Killarney, and is now making its way under the residential blocks of the suburb. It is some 15 metres below the surface.‘Proof of what a nation can do’Back above ground, Gauteng transport minister Ignatius Jacobs the Gautrain’s progress was “proof of what a nation can do”, adding: “It will be a prouder day still when the trains are zooming through the tunnels.”“Close to 10 000 people are being employed on the project, with 44 000 indirect jobs,” Mashatile said. “Local SMMEs are also benefiting. We are sourcing a lot of material locally – more than R1-billion worth. We are contributing to the growth of the country.”The premier explained that a lot of other initiatives had been stimulated around the stations of Rosebank, Sandton and Midrand. “We are hoping in future that there’ll be more and more developments along the corridor.”Gautrain Management Agency chief executive Jack van der Merwe praised the construction teams, saying the Gautrain project could only work as a private-public partnership. “I am proud to see these things happening. It shows the partnership is working.”He joked that when the breakthrough happened, he was disappointed because he had hoped that they wouldn’t meet and he would get two tunnels for the price of one.A week before the breakthrough ceremony, on 16 October, the media was taken on a tour of the coach assembly plant in Nigel, southeast of Johannesburg. The coaches are being manufactured in Derby in England, for final assembly here.Mashatile commented that Nigel was “almost a dying town”, but would now be revitalised and more residents would be employed. He anticipated that by the end of 2009 the trains would be tested, to be ready for 2010.“I am looking forward to more and more of these kinds of infrastructure projects,” he said. “The work is on schedule – we will complete the work as planned.”The Gautrain will travel at speeds of 160 kilometres an hour on a wider rail gauge than is normal in South Africa. The standard gauge in the country is 1 067 millimetres, whereas the Gautrain gauge will be set at the international gauge standard of 1 435 millimetres, to accommodate the greater speed of the train.Source: City of Johannesburg