KATY KIDS DRIBBLESATURDAY, MARCH 16MERRELL CENTERREGISTER NOWRegistration is underway for the 2019 Katy Kids Dribble presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods.The first 300 participants on-site will receive a t-shirt and souvenir basketball. All participants will receive free entry into both women’s semifinal games that day. Entertainment will be provided throughout the event, including music, bounce houses, inflatable games, cheerleaders and mascots.On-site registration begins Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. The Katy Kids Dribble starts at 11 a.m. and the first women’s semifinal game tips at 1 p.m.
A picture shows a Nations League official ball on the pitch before the UEFA Nations League football match between Turkey and Russia at Senol Gunes Sport Complex in Trabzon on September 7, 2018. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)SHANGHAI — UEFA has secured more than 200 million euros ($230 million) from Chinese online payments platform Alipay to sponsor leading European Football competitions.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin was in Shanghai on Friday to announce to the eight-year deal with Alipay to sponsor men’s national team competitions, including the European Championship in 2020 and 2024 and the new Nations League.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The company is controlled by Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.World soccer’s governing body, FIFA, has a tie-up with Alibaba, which was founded by Ma in 1999. Car manufacturing brand Alibaba E-Auto is the title sponsor of the Club World Cup through 2022.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 Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View comments 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 Infantino wants ‘corruption’ term back on FIFA ethics code MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green made a fade-away jumper with less than a second remaining to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Orlando Magic 93-91 on Tuesday night. He caught Kyle Lowry’s inbound pass with 2.3 seconds left, pulled up on the left side of the lane and hit a jumper with 0.5 seconds showing. Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic missed on a 67-foot heave as time expired.“Most coaches wouldn’t go to a guy who makes a mistake at that point in the game, but Nick has 100 percent faith in all of us,” Green said. “He continues to encourage us and allows us to play through our mistakes. It was nice to make one after missing quite a few the whole game.”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 ChrissKawhi Leonard led Toronto with 18 points, and Pascal Siakam had 15. Serge Ibaka added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Green finished with 13.Fournier led the Magic with 27 points, 22 of them in the second half when he was about the only offense Orlando could generate. Aaron Gordon had 16 points, and Vucevic had 14 points and 18 rebounds for the Magic, who ended a three-game winning streak. Both sides struggled offensively much of the game, especially the fourth quarter. Toronto committed eight turnovers in the final period, and Orlando missed 11 straight field-goal attempts during a rough 4-minute stretch.Some of that had to do with the defense.“Our defense was unbelievable the first 24 minutes and the last 12,” Nurse said. “We were an absolute disaster in the third quarter, but some of that was our offense’s fault.”The Magic outscored the Raptors 38-26 in the third quarter to wipe out what had been an 18-point deficit. Orlando led 77-75 early in the fourth quarter before missing 11 straight field-goal attempts. Its only points during that time were two free throws from Jonathan Isaac.“The story of the game was the first six minutes of the fourth quarter,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “We did a good job fighting at the end and that last shot was a difficult shot and he just knocked it in.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTRaptors: Finish a four-game road trip at Atlanta on Wednesday night.Magic: Start a six-game Western Conference swing in Denver on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Toronto Raptors’ Danny Green (14) celebrates his game winning shot against the Orlando Magic with teammate Pascal Siakam (43) in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — Danny Green watched helplessly from the paint while Evan Fournier dribbled past and dunked a tying basket with 2.3 seconds left.Feeding off the confidence of first-year coach Nick Nurse, Green got redemption on the very next play.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown NBA-worst Cavs cut ties with JR Smith in post-LeBron revamp LATEST STORIES Toronto didn’t take much advantage of the drought. The Raptors could only put together a 3-pointer from Green and a layup by Jonas Valanciunas during that stretch to take an 80-77 lead.The teams traded baskets from there until Ibaka drilled a jumper from the top of the key to put Toronto in front 91-89.Toronto led by 18 during a first half when both teams struggled to find or maintain an offensive rhythm. The Raptors made enough shots to jump out to a 40-22 advantage in the middle of the second quarter, as Orlando labored with under 30 percent shooting.Fournier started the second half with a 3-pointer, the first of six 3s in the period for the Magic. Another 3 from Fournier tied it at 59 with 5:05 left, and his free throw gave Orlando a 75-73 lead going into the fourth. Fournier had 14 points in the quarter.VUCEVIC GETTING NOTICEDVucevic is averaging 25.5 points and 11.7 rebounds the past six games, including five Orlando victories.“He’s playing better than I’ve ever seen him play,” Nurse said. “It used to be he’d get 20 and 12 or something and it was like you didn’t even notice or it didn’t matter. But now, it’s in the rhythm of what they’re doing. He’s got this look on his face that says give me the ball and I’m going to score it.”TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto didn’t have a player reach double-figure scoring in the first half. … Toronto got 17 second-chance points.Magic: Backup F Terrence Ross, the hottest shooter on the Magic over the last five games, was just 2 of 10 against his old team. … The Magic shot only 41.5 percent for the game. View comments
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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In this Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher, of Germany, sits in his car during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. APGLAND, Switzerland — Michael Schumacher’s family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health private ahead of the seven-time Formula One champion’s 50th birthday.In a statement published on Facebook on Wednesday, one day before his birthday, the family says: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him. Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom No details on Schumacher’s current health were given. The former F1 champion suffered serious head injuries in an accident while he was skiing with his teenage son Mick in the French Alps at Meribel on Dec 29, 2013.Schumacher hit the right side of his head on a rock, splitting open the helmet. Doctors worked to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded. Schumacher’s condition stabilized after he was placed in a drug-induced coma, from which he later emerged.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 ChrissUpdates on his health have been scarce since he left hospital in September 2014 to be cared for privately at his Swiss home on the shores of Lake Geneva.“Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we!” the family said in the statement Wednesday. PBA dreams big Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “That’s why we remember his successes with the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibition in Cologne, by publishing memories in social media and by continuing his charitable work through the Keep Fighting Foundation. We want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Dear Editor,I was given a rude awakening recently as a first-time parent in our public secondary school system, beginning September this year. Virtually all the issues and problems confronting our children nationally were rolled out at a parent teacher conference at my child’s school, Richard Ishmael Secondary, in November. It was discovered that the Education Ministry was the principal source of the factors contributing to the failure of many of our children during their secondary school years. I assumed the responsibility of drafting a letter to the school’s principal which outlined those issues which had to be addressed at the administrative level and which required cooperation from the Education Ministry.At the parent conference, it was found that the Education Ministry had so overcrowded the school with children at the Grade Seven level that another class was permanently established in the school’s library, barring any regular use of that facility by other students of the school. Additionally, one other class had been split into two, within the same classroom, with a couple of blackboards being poorly used to divide the two classes. Based on a sight estimate of the students in the library and split class, the Education Ministry had overcrowded the school in Grade Seven alone by close to 50 students. No effort had been made to check on the prevalence of overcrowding across the entire school.The second major problem created by the Ministry was that it failed to meet the school’s staffing requirements for teachers at the beginning of the term, resulting in many subjects being inadequately delivered and the students being very often unsupervised. The overcrowding of the classes and their increase in number only compounded the problems faced by the school’s available teachers.These two factors contributed to the heightened levels of indiscipline faced by teachers and the administration. I myself had discussed this issue with the school’s administration earlier in the term, dealing in particular with female students being sexually and physically harassed even at the Grade Seven level. At the time I had proposed that the administration address the problem with the entire school through assemblies. It is noteworthy here that inadequate teaching staff only compounds the problem of indiscipline as students now find themselves more unsupervised and more often than not facing off with aggressive students, becoming aggressive themselves as a deterrent mechanism.We also found that students were forced to clean their classrooms. Again, we could not understand why inadequate ancillary staff had become a chronic problem which forced our children to spend time cleaning their classes and dirtying their uniforms instead of learning.I do not know how long this has been going on, but it is suspected that what obtains at Richard Ishmael Secondary School is a pretty fair estimate of what transpires in the lower grade schools across the country. Parents are therefore encouraged to attend their children’s parent/teachers meetings and other discussion forums hosted by their child(ren)’s school administrations, and get involved in demanding quality education for their children, now recognised internationally as one of children’s primary rights. They should also chat more with their daughters to ensure that they are not being physically or sexually harassed at school.The Education Ministry has obviously been working in the absence of guidelines governing staffing of schools and allocating children across the nation’s public schools. If such guidelines exist, they very clearly were not followed in the case of Richard Ishmael Secondary School. No effort should be spared to correct what is a gross abuse of our children and their right to a proper education, not only at Richard Ishmael, but across the entire country.Respectfully,Craig SylvesterParent
The response to aviation disasters was given a boost as 36 persons successfully completed a management course in Emergency Operations at the Eugene F Correia International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara. The course was facilitated by the Civil Defence Commission’s (CDC) Preparedness and Response Manager, Major Sean Welcome, and it saw representatives from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, the CDC and staff at the airport at Ogle.These females were all smiles as they received their certificates on International Women’s DayThe participants were issued certificates after completing the three-day course. A ceremony which was held at the Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services (CAMS) Hangar saw 12 female participants receiving certificates. Along with their male counterparts, they were trained in airport rescue, fire-fighting and security response to a simulated aircraft accident.Ogle Airport’s Operations Manager, Phillip Lynch, recalled the inadequacies that were unearthed during the February 2017 simulation exercise which propelled the facility to embark on more training for staff and stakeholders.“We recognised from reading the critiques from that exercise that we were sorely lacking in EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) management. The EOC was managed by totally untrained officers so we decided to do something about that,” Lynch explained referencing the training course.GCAA Air Navigation Services Inspector Adrian Bassier highlighted the importance of safety, noting that refresher training courses help to achieve these measures: “I believe the course was both relevant and timely and it would not just benefit the participants but the wider aviation community,” he said.The airport which is said to be the busiest in the Caribbean, conducts full-scale safety operation exercise every two years.
0Shares0000Haambee Stars head coach Paul Put issuing instructions to players during training at Utalii Grounds on 30th November, 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30- Former Ulinzi Stars hitman Stephen Waruru was the big casualty as new Harambee Stars boss Paul Put named his squad for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup which kicks off on Sunday, with Stars opening their campaign against Rwanda in Kakamega.The forward hit 13 goals in the just concluded season to finish third in the top scorers’ race but despite his scoring prowess has been overlooked by Put with Sony Sugar’s Benjamin Mosha and Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkurui also failing to make the cut. Also dropped from the initial squad that was named into camp is Nzoia Sugar midfielder Lawrence Juma while Ulinzi’s Omar Mbongi and Gor Mahia’s Kenneth Muguna are ruled out with sickness and injury respectively.In his 23-man squad, Put has included several rookies who will don the white, red and black of the national team in a competitive environment for the first time.Defenders Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), and Isaac Kipyegon (Zoo Kericho) as well as Thika United midfield spoiler Said Tsuma have all earned places in the Belgian’s maiden squad.The forward line will be led by Kenyan premier league golden boot winner Massoud Juma who struck 17 times in the league and he will hope to reciprocate the same form for the national team and prove his doubters wrong.Also included alongside him is Nakumatt’s Kepha Aswani and AFC Leopards youngster Vincent Oburu who has been a revelation in the six months he has played at the den.Harambee Stars players in training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe defense will be marshaled by the experienced feet of title winning Gor Mahia captain Musa Mohammed and his Posta Rangers counterpart Jockins Atudo.Harambee Stars’ CECAFA Squad:Goalkeepers: Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards).Defenders: Musa Mohammed, Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Dennis Sikhayi (AFC Leopards), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Isaac Kipyegon (Zoo Kericho), Wesley Onguso (Sofapaka).Midfielders: Duncan Otieno, Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Chris Ochieng (Mathare United), Ovellah Ochieng, Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Said Tsuma (Thika United), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars).Strikers: Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt) Massoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
An Anti Bullying Art Exhibition in The Exchange in Buncrana has been a huge hit with the public.The exhibition, which runs for two days only, opened yesterday and continues today between 1 and 7pm.Yesterday was a huge success with almost 300 visitors including a visit from Minister Joe McHugh who was extremely supportive and very impressed by the art included. There is art from children and adults of all ages, and there are approx 250 submissions on exhibit. The purpose of the event was to create a clear representation of how children feel about bullying and how it effects them, and seeing their work all displayed together, and alongside the art submitted by the teen and adult artists, it is a very powerful display.We invite everyone to come along if they are in the area for a few minutes and to bring their children too. It really is beautiful and it shares a strong message that bullying hurts, it leaves scars and children and indeed adults have so much to say about it through their art. ANTI-BULLYING EXHIBITION PROVING A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: November 29th, 2014 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)
Dental nurse Eileen McGlinchy has come up with an innovative idea to keep our mouths healthy, while also helping Donegal Hospice.Eileen has been a dental nurse since 2011 after completing her degree in Oral Health Promotion.She is the founder of Smiley Eileey’s Oral Health Promotions, and she visits preschools and national schools across Donegal to educate kids on how to keep their pearly whites nice and healthy. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Eileen says; “It is very rewarding seeing the children’s faces light up as I educate them in a fun way on how brushing our teeth can be a fun and enjoyable routine, and not a task that ends up in an argument between parent and child.”She came up with the idea to sell dental floss on a keyring to encourage children and adults alike to get into the habit of flossing, while also raising much needed funds for Donegal Hospice.“Flossing can increase your life expectancy by 6 years. You may ask how? Well, those bacteria that live in our mouth can go down our throat into our heart, lungs and stomach and cause blockages there also unless we clear it using floss.“Having floss on a key ring makes it convenient, often enough food gets stuck in between our teeth after we eat and you constantly battle all day to get it dislodged. Having the flossing key ring in your bag or on your keys makes that problem very solvable.” Having a keyring is also handy for little ones as they can attach it to their school bags or their locker keys.Eileen added; “Learning how to floss early in life will instill a healthy oral hygiene routine for a child which will benefit them later in life.This smiley dental nurse admires the work done at Donegal Hospice, and wanted to do what she could to help them.“I applaud the work of the hospice, and all the staff are so friendly. Every penny they receive goes to good use and I just wanted to give back to them also.“They make all the patients feel at ease and give their family members the time and support they need,” she concluded. You can pick up one of these ‘flossome’ little tools for just €2 at Donegal Denture Clinic Ballyraine, McFadden’s Pharmacy, Errigal Dental Forte Lynne House, Healthwise Pharmacy Ballyraine, Magees Pharmacy and Online Photo Printing, and Lloyds Pharmacy.For more information on where to get the flossers you can check out Eileen’s Facebook page and website.Dental nurse’s ‘flossome’ fundraiser for Donegal Hospice was last modified: April 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charitydental nursedonegal hospicefundraise