Sunshine Girls get massive beating

first_imgJamaica’s Sunshine Girls were beaten by 38 goals yesterday in the first encounter in a three-match netball tour of New Zealand. The Sunshine Girls went down 34-72 to a New Zealand team that is two places above them in the netball world ranking. As the score indicates, the host team completely outplayed Jamaica when they met at the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson. New Zealand, the world number two team, led after the first quarter 18-9 and never looked back. Match statistics revealed that Jamaica had far more turnovers and reflected a similar disparity at 43 to 18. The scores in the other three quarters were 16-7, 19-8 and 18-11. Shanice Beckford, who scored 15 goals in 19 tries, and Shantal Slater, with 10 goals from 13 attempts, were the best shooters for the team coached by Minneth Reynolds. Vanessa Walker chipped in with nine goals from 14 tries. The Sunshine Girls, who are world-ranked at number four, will be back in action against New Zealand on Wednesday (Tuesday night Jamaica time). The final match of the tour will be played on September 17. – H.L.last_img read more

Joel Embiid, 76ers send Knicks reeling to 18th straight loss

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philadelphia seemed headed for a rout when it scored eight straight points in the third to open an 88-62 advantage after a free throw by Simmons, but the Knicks put up 36 points in the period and were within single digits going to the fourth.It was during the third that Embiid gave the 76ers and plenty of people sitting courtside a scare when he tried to chase down a ball going to the sideline. He went flying just over the head of actress Regina King , who won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Golden Globes, and crashed feet-first into the MSG Network statistician working next to broadcaster Mike Breen.“It’s good that I saved her life I guess, but someone else had to, like, take that,” Embiid said. “I’m sorry about that.”Philadelphia coach Brett Brown’s thoughts on Embiid’s dive?“Just like I think our owners and our fans back home were thinking,” he said. “You respect his aggression, and his passion, but you don’t want that. I say that out of love and care. It’s stuff you hope to avoid.”The statistician somehow stayed in the game.“I didn’t see him but I know he’s going to feel it tomorrow,” Simmons said.The Knicks had their moments, highlighted by rookie Kevin Knox’s powerful slam over Simmons . But they don’t have the firepower to beat a team like the 76ers, or anyone else in the league over the last 2 ½ months.TIP-INS76ers: Philadelphia has won the last eight meetings. … Jimmy Butler had 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. … Embiid had his 10th straight double-double. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Knicks: Dennis Smith Jr. had 13 points and DeAndre Jordan, who came with him from Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, scored 12.KANTER’S CHANCECoach David Fizdale said he was happy for Enes Kanter, who announced Wednesday he was signing with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Knicks waived their former starting center last Thursday after they weren’t able to find a trade for him.“Seriously, that’s a great deal for him,” Fizdale said. “He landed with a playoff team.”PAY UPEmbiid was fined $25,000 for his public criticism of the officiating, which included profanity, following Tuesday’s loss.“I knew what I was getting into,” Embiid said. “I haven’t seen the Last 2-Minute Report but I did get fouled and everybody knew that. I felt like it changed the outcome of the game. The game could have been tied and I was in the heat of the moment.”The report did say Al Horford should have been called for fouling Embiid with 35 seconds remaining.UP NEXT76ers: Host Miami on Feb. 21. Celtics rally in 2nd half to end Pistons’ win streak Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid leaps into the stands while chasing a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 126-111. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — With a big lead and bigger games ahead, Joel Embiid could have opted for safety.He could have simply let the ball go out of bounds, without putting a scare into people in the 76ers’ front office or along the Madison Square Garden sideline.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES View comments “We’re in a good position,” Simmons said.They had times Wednesday where it appeared they’d win easily, and other moments where the game became much more difficult than necessary against the team with the NBA’s worst record.Allonzo Trier scored 19 points and fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks (10-46), who remain mired in the longest losing streak during one season in franchise history.“All we can do is keep building on the good things we’re doing and try to fix the things that are mistakes for us,” Trier said.The 76ers made 14 of 18 shots (78 percent) in the first quarter, yet only led 37-33 after the Knicks outworked them on the offensive boards to get up nine more shot attempts. Philadelphia then pushed the lead to 71-55 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history That’s not his style.“I only know one way to play and that’s to play hard and compete,” Embiid said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe All-Star center had 26 points, 14 rebounds and one flying leap over an award-winning actress into the crowd, and Philadelphia handed the Knicks their 18th straight loss with a 126-111 victory on Wednesday night.Tobias Harris scored 25 points and Ben Simmons had 18 for the 76ers, who bounced back from their 112-109 home loss to Boston on Tuesday, sending themselves into the All-Star break with a 37-21 record. They went 7-5 during a difficult stretch of their schedule that included the trade with the Clippers to acquire Harris. Knicks: Visit Atlanta on Thursday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

BRILLIANT DONEGAL TEEN CROWNED IRISH GOLF CHAMP AND URGES SCHOOL PALS TO CROKE PARK GLORY

first_imgIrish Amateur Youth Champ Kyle collects his winning trophy in Co DownBRILLIANT Donegal golfer Kyle McCarron has followed in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy and been crowned Irish Amateur Golf Champion.Now Kyle is hoping Donegal’s Seniors and Minors make it a super Donegal TREBLE for the county at Croke Park this weekend.TWO school pals and school team mates are part of the squads later today – Darach O’Connor for the Seniors and Caolan McGonagle for the Minors. Kyle comes from a long family of golfers with his father, grandfather, and great grandfather all having played golf in North West Golf Club in Lisfannon.Kyle’s parents got him his first golf club when he was only two.“But Kyle had no interest in golf until he was about 13, he always played football for Inishowen but decided to give it up and got a great interest in golf,” said proud mum Roisin.“He is 18 years old now and has a handicap of +1, which he has strived to get to for a long time.” And she insisted: “Kyle and the rest of us are now hoping for a Donegal treble this weekend…wins for the Minors and Seniors at Croke Park would be fantastic!”Kyle has won quiet a few competitions in his short career but this was his first big one, he won the 2014 Irish Amateur Golf Championship in Ardglass Co Down.Said Roisin: “Rory McIlroy won this title in 2004, Graeme McDowell won it in 1999 and 2000, to name a few, so Kyle is delighted to be getting his name alongside them.”Kyle is having a great week because last Saturday in NWGC while playing in president’s prize, Kyle carded a Hole in One at the 2nd hole, a par 4 hole..360 yds, this has never been done there before so he caused quite a stir in north west for that.Kyle played last year for the Ulster Team at the Interprovencial golf championship in Cork. He has just done his leaving certificate and is starting NUI Maynooth in Mid September, where he was offered a Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship at Maynooth University. BRILLIANT DONEGAL TEEN CROWNED IRISH GOLF CHAMP AND URGES SCHOOL PALS TO CROKE PARK GLORY was last modified: August 30th, 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:golfIrish Youth Amateur ChampionKyle McCarronlast_img read more

Spring into storytime events kick off at local libraries

first_imgSpring is definitely in the air at libraries across Donegal as the Spring into Storytime initiative kicks off this April. Thirteen libraries across Donegal will host a variety of interactive, fun and informative storytime events for preschoolers and their families. Kevin McCaul from Donegal Library Service said: “We want to reinforce the importance of reading at home through our Spring into Storytime sessions and we will be sharing hints and tips for parents that will help them develop a love of reading in their children”. He added “With the Easter holidays just around the corner we are keen to help families relax with their children in a welcoming environment while enjoying some special ‘family time’ at our libraries. We want to encourage a more family focused approach to reading with children and raise awareness of the benefits of reading as a fun activity for children and also to let people see the types of services and resources that are available free of charge for children in our libraries.“This is all part of the national ‘Right to Read’ programme and we are asking parents to come along and let Donegal Libraries transform, enrich and inspire you.”This is the 3rd year of the Spring into Story-time initiative which is a Libraries Ireland initiative and events are free of charge and open to everyone.The first event takes place on Wednesday 3rd April at 11.00 am in Central Library through to Saturday 27th April when Bundoran Library will be having a Storytime including “The Natural Company Presents “Wild, Tribe Heros”.  A recycling demonstration and childrens games will follow. Joining the library is easy and members can avail of up to 12 books for 3 weeks at a time. Children often love to read the same story over and over, and libraries can facilitate an extension so parents can ensure their young ones get to read their favourite book. The library also offers a range of online resources including parenting magazines, and online courses.For more information call into your local library or visit the What’s On page at donegallibrary.ie or follow Donegal County Library on Facebook or Twitter. Spring into storytime events kick off at local libraries was last modified: March 31st, 2019 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:donegal librarySpring into Story-timelast_img read more

Huddersfield ‘lucky’ to win – Wagner

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner felt his side were lucky to win at QPR.The Terriers boosted their promotion hopes with a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road, where first-half goals from Izzy Brown and Nahki Wells put them in control.Luke Freeman pulled a goal back on the hour mark and Wagner admitted Rangers deserved a least a point.“We have to be honest; we were not at our best and I think we were lucky today,” Wagner said,“QPR were very good. They were very aggressive, created on the wings and our keeper Danny Ward was by miles the best player on the pitch, which I think says everything.“We got three lucky points, but three points are three points and we are so happy to have got them.“We should not forget also that we scored two wonderful goals and created other opportunities as well.“But in my opinion QPR deserved more than they got. It doesn’t change that we have got three three points though.“We scored two great goals and in the second half we were unable keep the pressure off.“But how we defended this, and how Wardy kept us in the game and we fought to keep the ball out of our net, was great to see.”See also:Holloway convinced QPR will be safe   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt State football claims wild homecoming night win over Azusa Pacific

first_imgArcata >> It hadn’t been a few quarters or a week since Pepe Morales had attempted his last field goal.It had been since the last time Humboldt State faced Azusa Pacific back in mid-September — which is more than a month out if you don’t feel like pulling out your calendar.But with the game on the line and being given the opportunity to hand his team the win thanks to a vintage Ja’Quan Gardner kind of performance that saw No. 32 break another handful of records, Morales was as cool as ice.Mor …last_img

Talking the Green Code Talk, but Walking the Walk Slowly

first_imgLast month, the International Code Council announced that Rhode Island had become the first state in the nation to adopt the International Green Construction Code, which addresses materials, air quality, energy efficiency, and other factors, and is designed to mesh smoothly with existing ICC safety codes. Under provisions of the Rhode Island Green Buildings Act of 2009, which applies to any public project that is owned, leased, or controlled by the state, Rhode Island adopted the IGCC, version 1.0, as a way to incorporate green building practices in new, existing, traditional, and high-performance commercial buildings.Embrace of the IGCC, or other green-code variants, seems unlikely to mimic its swift ascent in Rhode Island, however. Last week, at the ICC conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, for example, one point of discussion was the wisdom of the host state’s possible adoption of code provisions intended to improve the energy efficiency performance of new homes by 30%. (The residential version of the IGCC, which references the requirements of the ICC 700-2800 National Green Building Standard, was co-developed by the ICC and the National Association of Home Builders and approved by the American National Standards Institute. It incorporates mandatory measures and a rating system that evaluates construction and performance features such as lot design and preparation, water efficiency, resource efficiency, and energy efficiency. The ICC 700 also can be amended to accommodate stricter requirements.)Objections and rebuttalsA story published last week by the Charlotte Observer points out that the North Carolina Building Code Council was seriously considered adopting the energy efficiency code when members of the North Carolina Home Builders Association objected to the financial burdens it might impose. One of the NCHBA’s main contentions is that the rules would increase costs for both builders and consumers in ways that would be out of line in a market already battered by the economic downturn. An NCHBA code official, Robert Privott, told the paper that adoption of the entire set of rules in one stroke would be “just too much too quick,” although the association was willing to discuss a compromise that would allow the code to be gradually phased in.Green-building advocates say cost increases incurred by green-code adoption would hardly be onerous, even for entry-level homes, and one of the code’s principal benefits – a reduction in energy costs – would eventually cover the initial added expense of bringing the homes into compliance. Another factor coming into play is the state’s commitment, backed by Governor Bev Perdue and a $500,000 Department of Energy grant for code revisions, to implement energy-efficiency measures. Those measures, in turn, would qualify the state for millions more dollars for energy-saving programs and, by extension, help boost the state’s employment rate, the Observer story notes.That the debate over green-code adoption has occurred during the ICC conference naturally brought added attention to the issues. The NC Building Code Council’s energy code committee is scheduled to review the code-revision proposal within the next two weeks, and the full council is expected to consider the committee’s recommendations in December.last_img read more

Federer on verge of Wimbledon immortality

first_imgVictory over Croatian giant Marin Cilic will also give him a 19th career Grand Slam title and second in three majors this year after sweeping to a fifth Australian Open in January following a six-month absence.“I was hoping to be in good shape when the grass court season came around,” said Federer who, for good measure, also pocketed back-to-back Masters at Indian Wells and Miami as well as a ninth Halle grass court crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The first three, four months were just like a dream really. So this is something I was working towards, you know, Wimbledon, to be in good shape. I’m happy it’s paying off here now.”Federer admits his form in 2017 has surprised even himself after he shut down his 2016 season to rest a knee injury in the aftermath of his brutal five-set semi-final loss at Wimbledon to Milos Raonic. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ While ‘Big Four’ rivals Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal failed to even make the semi-finals, Federer has been reborn.He came into Wimbledon having radically pruned his playing schedule, skipping the entire clay court season.Wimbledon is just his seventh event of the year; 28-year-old Cilic is in his 15th.Federer, reveling in the spotlight of having played all his matches on Centre Court, has hardly been troubled on his way to the final.He has lost serve just four times and spent four and a half hours less on court than Cilic.Federer also boasts a 6-1 career record over Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion who has made his first Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt.However, Cilic’s game is made for grass and 12 months ago he led Federer by two sets to love and held three match points in an epic quarter-final which the Swiss superstar eventually claimed. ‘Roger’s home court’When Cilic won his only Slam in New York three years ago, he demolished Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals.“I don’t want to say it’s more relaxed going into it because I have a good head-to-head record against Marin, even though the matches were extremely close,” said Federer.“But it’s not like we’ve played against each other 30 times. You feel like you have to reinvent the wheel.  Harden intent on winning title in wake of new deal Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img This combination of pictures created on January 29, 2017 shows Switzerland’s tennis player Roger Federer holding up his 18 Grand Slam titles. 1st row, from left : Australian Open 2017, Wimbledon 2012, Australian Open 2010, Wimbledon 2009, Roland Garros 2009, US Open 2008. 2nd row, from left : US Open 2007, Wimbledon 2007, Australian Open 2007, US Open 2006, Wimbledon 2006, Australian Open 2006. 3rd row, from left : US Open 2005, Wimbledon 2005, US Open 2004, Wimbledon 2004, Australian Open 2004, Wimbledon 2003. / AFP PHOTO / STFFive years after his last Wimbledon triumph, Roger Federer can capture a record eighth All England Club title Sunday and become the tournament’s oldest men’s champion of the modern era.With his 36th birthday fast approaching, the evergreen Swiss will comfortably succeed Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1975, as Wimbledon’s most senior champion.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s more straightforward, in my opinion. I think that’s nice in some ways. It’s a nice change, but it doesn’t make things easier.”Cilic is only the second Croatian man to reach the Wimbledon final after Goran Ivanisevic, his former coach, who swept to a memorable title victory in 2001.A win on Sunday would also make him the first Wimbledon champion outside of Federer, Murray, Djokovic and Nadal since Lleyton Hewitt triumphed in 2002.However, he has only won one of his last 12 matches against a top five player at the Slams, even if that was over Federer in New York three years ago.Cilic has fired 130 aces at Wimbledon this year and dropped just 10 service games.“This is Roger’s home court, the place where he feels the best and knows that he can play the best game,” said Cilic.“Obviously I’m going to look back, 12 months ago I was one point away from winning a match against him here. But it’s still a big mountain to climb.”Federer’s defeated semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych sees only one winner on Sunday.“I don’t see anything that would indicate Roger is getting older. He’s just proving his greatness in our sport,” said the Czech. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games He has 30 wins and just two losses this year and he has reached his 11th Wimbledon final without dropping a set.‘Unbelievably excited’Sunday’s match will be his 102nd at the tournament and his 29th final at the majors.“It makes me really happy, making history here at Wimbledon. It’s a big deal. I love this tournament,” said Federer, who has been tied with Pete Sampras on seven Wimbledon titles since beating Andy Murray in the 2012 final.“All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for number eight now, be kind of so close now at this stage, is a great feeling. “Yeah, unbelievably excited. I hope I can play one more good match. 11 finals here, all these records, it’s great. I’m so close now.”ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more