Lady Maroons eye UAAP title

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Their confidence is also bolstered by championships in the Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam and the Premier Volleyball League Colle giate Conference last year.The team will be led by Isa Molde and Tots Carlos and UA top official Rommel Sytin said they will continue supporting the Lady Maroons just as his late brother, tycoon Dominic Sytin, has done since 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Dom made an effort to be present in every team event,” said Sytin, who also owns Foton team in the PSL. “We wasn’t just supporting the team financially, proving necessities or financing training abroad, he was also their biggest cheerleader.”UP missed out on the Final Four in Seasons 79 and 80. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Mighty-PH relegated to battle for 3rd by hot-shooting Lebanese opponent Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments LATEST STORIES University of the Philippines is hoping to finally go after a title when the 81st UAAP women’s volleyball season starts next week.Retaining its solid lineup and getting massive support from United Auctioneers, the Lady Maroons will enter the season coming off a training camp in Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

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Spurs extend streak to 9 straight, stun Warriors

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Curry and Klay Thompson opened the game a combined 0 for 11, but the Warriors’ defense allowed them to tie the game at 25 when Curry threw in a 61-footer to close the first quarter.Curry finished 9 for 25 from the field and Thompson finished with 14 points on 5-for-18 shooting. Thompson said the “Splash Brothers” struggles were their own rather than anything the Spurs did defensively.“Just missed shots,” Thompson said. “That’s all it is. Shots that we normally hit, too. Yeah, they’re a smart disciplined team but it’s not like we weren’t getting to our spots and getting good looks. Just didn’t go in.”After trailing by 11 in the third quarter, the Warriors’ offense awoke to silence the sold-out crowd with a 16-5 run to forge a 75-all tie. The run included a shakedown, step-back 3-pointer by Curry and a pair of quick passes from Curry to Draymond Green to Shaun Livingston for an emphatic dunk. Curry had eight points in the run.“Every time we made a run, they countered and they made a run,” Green said.DeRozan scored 10 points in the final quarter, including a pair of pull-up jumpers over Thompson, to seal the victory.Gay added 17 points for San Antonio and Derrick White had 12.TIP-INSWarriors: Cousins sat the game out with a sore right foot and Iguodala missed the game following dental work. … Andrew Bogut started the game after signing with the team March 6 after playing this season in Australia. Bogut spent four seasons with Golden State before rejoining the team as a free agent. … The Warriors have won at least 23 road games in six straight seasons. They lost for the fifth time in 24 games away from home. … Golden State defeated San Antonio by 39 points in their previous meeting, Feb. 6 at Oracle Arena. It was the largest winning margin over the Spurs in franchise history.Spurs: Aldridge has 18,854 career points, moving past Glen Rice for 69th all-time in league history. Rice had 18,338 career points over 15 seasons beginning in 1989. … DeRozan is the first Spurs guard to make 300 free throws in a season since Manu Ginobili in 2011. .. The Spurs won 13 straight in 2016. San Antonio’s winning streak is second only to Golden State’s 11 straight wins earlier this season. Remarkably, the Spurs’ longest winning streak since 2016 comes directly after they went 1-7 for their worst Rodeo Road Trip ever.San Antonio has beaten Golden State, Denver, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Portland and Detroit during its streak. All of those clubs are among the top six teams in their conference.“Guys are playing better,” Aldridge said of the turnaround. “We’re trying to be better defensively. Communication has been better and it’s just winning time. I think everyone senses that.”Golden State was without DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala, who both sat with injuries, but remained within two possessions in the final minute.The Warriors had to rally in the second half after a sluggish start.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli, third from left, celebrates with teammates DeMar DeRozan (10), Patty Mills (8), LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Davis Bertans, back right, after scoring against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs aren’t concerned with making statements. They just want to pile up as many victories as they can late in the season.DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and nine rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 13 rebounds and Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 111-105 on Monday night for their ninth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title WELCOME BACK, MATEBogut picked up a foul on an illegal screen 9 seconds into the game.“That was a welcome to the league, for sure,” Bogut said. “Just like, we know you set some hard screens so we’re just going to blow one early.”Bogut finished with seven points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes as he reunited with Curry, Thompson and Green. His points included an alley-oop dunk from Curry.“It was fun,” Curry said. “It’s been what three years (since he last played with Bogut). I came in transition and besides probably (Damian Jones) early in the year, I haven’t thrown a lob like that to somebody. It just felt like second nature at that point. He went up and finished it.”UP NEXTWarriors: At Minnesota on Tuesday night.Spurs: Host Miami on Wednesday night. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Career night for Dirk Nowitzki but Pelicans slip past Mavericks in OT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “We’re just trying to get wins, man, that’s all,” Spurs forward Rudy Gay said. “We’ve had wins, we’ve had big wins, we’ve had some bad losses, (too). It just feels good to win the games we think we should.”San Antonio won its 11th straight at home and moved into fifth in the Western Conference following the Thunder’s loss to Miami. The Spurs also clinched a winning record for the 22nd straight season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsStephen Curry had 25 points after a slow start and Kevin Durant added 24 for the Warriors, who entered the game having won two straight. Golden State dropped into a tie with Denver for first place in the West with matching 47-22 records.“That’s the hottest team in the league and obviously really well-coached,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They were executing and I thought they outexecuted us, outcoached us. They deserved to win.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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DeSinco Limited partners with Mobil 1 to sponsor Matthew Vieira ahead of “Ignite”

first_imgThe distributors of quality consumer products DeSinco Limited Guyana has proudly sponsored motor racer Matthew Vieira, who is set to participate in the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) “Ignite” National Championship at the South Dakota Circuit on November 10 and 11 this year.Matthew Vieira receiving his cheque in the presence of DeSinco Limited CEO Frank DeAbreu, and Mobil 1 and DeSinco representativesSpeaking at the presentation ceremony, DeSinco Limited Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frank DeAbreu explained that many years ago his company had started a cycling project and he vividly remembers presenting a cycle to Matthew Vieira, who has now moved from being a cyclist to a motor racer. DeSinco is happy to have young Vieira as an endorser and hopes to have a long-term relationship with the bright motor-racing prospect. DeAbreu added that he has known the Vieira family for a relatively long period and he is certain that Matthew will be successful.Meanwhile, the 21-year-old racing ace is thankful for the sponsorship, and he is willing to promote DeSinco, since he is a known motor racer in the Caribbean and North America. Vieira added that he looked forward to DeSinco playing a role in his success in the future.Motor racer Matthew VieiraMobil 1 is one of the largest lubricant companies in the world, and Vieira highlighted that his motorcycle has consumed the lubricant over the years and it has shown great performance.DeSinco Limited, which was established in 1992 by DeAbreu, is the main distributor of quality consumer products in Guyana and sells a wide range of health, personal care and food products at very competitive prices.DeSinco seeks to give back to the community and supports youth development through sponsorship of educational facilities and sporting activities nationwide.last_img read more

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‘No time to cry’ as Mourinho braces for testing EPL start

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho will pit his team against Leicester in the Premier League opener on August 10MUNICH, Germany, Aug 6 – Jose Mourinho admitted that he may not have his ideal side at his disposal when Manchester United open their Premier League campaign on Friday.United’s roller-coaster pre-season ended in defeat on Sunday when Javi Martinez’s second-half header earned Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory at the Allianz Arena. Spain international Martinez nodded in from a corner on 59 minutes as the German champions overcame a lacklustre display from Mourinho’s side who face Leicester City at home on Friday.“In the week, we have to organise the week in a way so we can be fresh for Friday because, on Friday, the Premier League starts. We play for points and it’s with the players we have,” Mourinho told MUTV.“There is no time to cry. Players are not going to be here on Friday and we have to go with best possible team and with a great mentality.”Mourinho still remains hopeful of strengthening his side in the transfer window before the August 9 deadline, with Brazil international midfielder Fred the club’s top signing this summer.“My CEO knows what I want for quite a long time,” Mourinho told German TV ahead of Sunday’s game. “I know he tries to do the best for me, and I still have a few days to wait and see what is going to happen.”Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof returned for United on Sunday after their post-World Cup break, although the visitors lost Eric Bailly to injury after the interval following a collision with Serge Gnabry.“Finally, it’s over. Finally, such a difficult pre-season is over. The players were, once more, brilliant, they could not have done better than what they did,” added Mourinho to MUTV.Rashford wore the number 10 short, previously the Old Trafford property of the likes of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.“He wanted it. He always wanted it,” said Mourinho.“Of course, he respected Rooney and then Zlatan wanted to have it. Of course, he was in the shadow, waiting for the opportunity and now the shirt is empty.“It’s something fantastic for the kid, let’s give the shirt to him.”Bayern, under new coach Niko Kovac, will head back to their training camp in Tegernsee ahead of next weekend’s German Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘Wanga musica’ dances top in golden boot race

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Allan Wanga (left) joins teammates in celebrating his goal against kariobangi Sharks during a Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – Kakamega Homeboyz forward Allan Wanga has continued his hunt to win a second career Kenyan Premier League golden boot, scoring the second as his side overcame Nzoia Sugar 2-0 at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma on Thursday evening.Wanga’s goal scored after 34 minutes added on to David Okoth’s 14th minute opener as Homeboyz solidified their hold on fourth place in the standings and Wanga moved one clear in the Golden Boot chase to 17 goals, one ahead of second placed Umaru Kasumba. “Step by step, I think I will achieve my target. I have already surpassed last season’s top scorer and this for me is already a very big achievement. There are five games remaining and I hope to keep scoring,” Wanga told Capital Sport.Third placed Enosh Ochieng meanwhile couldn’t add on to his tally in the other fixture as his Ulinzi Stars side lost 1-0 to Posta Rangers courtesy of Georson Likonoh’s goal.With five rounds of games left, the battle is set to go down to the wire and Wanga has vowed to hold on firmly to his lead.The veteran finisher is looking to clinch his second career golden boot having won the coveted accolade in his debut season in 2007 with Tusker FC after hitting 23 goals. Twelve years later, he is just seven shy of his best ever return with five rounds of matches left.Kakamega Homeboyz forward Allan Wanga prepares to score against Kariobangi Sharks during a Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWanga who is expected to be part of Kenya’s team to the African Cup of Nations team however says he does not have specific targets and will only look to score in every game and help his team.“I don’t want to tie myself to a certain goal target. I have surpassed my entire tally from the last two seasons and that is already good enough. Of course I want to win this trophy and I will look to keep scoring and above all help my team,” stated the forward.The victory by Homeboyz on Thursday took them to 48 points, just four away from third placed Bandari and Wanga notes that with a concerted push in the home stretch, they can squeeze into the top three.Meanwhile, on-form Tusker FC continued with their push into the top five with a 4-1 thrashing of Mount Kenya United, sending them deeper into relegation.Mike Madoya stepped off the bench to score twice with Timothy Otieno and David Majak scoring a goal a piece as the brewers came from a goal down to pick victory.The win saw them rise to sixth with 45 points, one shy of fifth placed Mathare United while Sony Sugar moved into the top seven with a 2-0 win over KCB at the Awendo Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for sixth time

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi at the 2019 Ballon d’Or awardsPARIS, France, Dec 2 – Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to take the honours.Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi succeeds Luka Modric, the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder who won the prize last year.Meanwhile, United States World Cup icon Megan Rapinoe won the women’s prize.Rapinoe, 34, succeeds Norway’s Ada Hegerberg, the inaugural winner of the women’s prize last year, after starring on and off the field as the US retained the World Cup in France in July.“It’s been an incredible year,” said Rapinoe in a recorded video message having been unable to return to France to collect her award due to playing commitments.“I want to say a huge thank you to my team-mates, the coaches, the US Soccer Federation, for all of the support to allow me to be who I am and do what I do on the field but also be the person who I am off the field.”Rapinoe, who plays club football for Reign FC in the US, added: “I’m so sorry I can’t be there. I was looking forward to mixing it up with everyone but I’ll do my best to get back there next year.”Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi and US attacker Megan Rapinoe won FIFA’s best players’ awards in Milan.Rapinoe was one of four members of the US side that lifted the World Cup to be nominated for the prize, along with Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan.The latter finished in third place for the award organised by magazine France Football and voted for by a panel of 48 journalists.England’s Lucy Bronze, who won the Champions League with Lyon before reaching the World Cup semi-finals with her country, losing to the US, came in second.Rapinoe, meanwhile, was the star of that tournament on and off the field.She won the Golden Boot for top scorer, with six goals, and Golden Ball for best player at the World Cup. Rapinoe scored the opening goal from the penalty spot as the US beat the Netherlands 2-0 in the final to retain their trophy.But the feminist icon also made headlines with her outspoken criticism of US President Donald Trump during the tournament and by leading the calls for her team to be paid the same as their male counterparts.Netherlands and Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt and his girlfriend Annekee Molenaar arrive to attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris – De Ligt won the Kopa Trophy for the best player under 21At the same time, Dutch starlet Matthijs de Ligt won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under 21, while Liverpool star Alisson won the inaugural Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper.Defender De Ligt, 20, starred in the Ajax side who reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and won the Dutch title, before joining Juventus in the close season in a deal worth 85.5 million euros.The award is named after Raymond Kopa, the Real Madrid and France star of the post-war era who won the Ballon d’Or in 1958.France forward Kylian Mbappe was the inaugural winner of the prize last year.Alisson is the first winner of the new Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper, named after former USSR icon Lev Yashin.He helped Liverpool to Champions League glory and also won the Copa America with Brazil, form that also led to him finishing seventh in the voting for the overall men’s Ballon d’Or prize.0Shares0000(Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: BBC HORTICULTURIST GARETH AUSTIN TO VISIT LIFFORD RESOURCE CENTRE

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource CentreBelvoir Shirt Factory Reunion on Tuesday 5th August 2014.Mass in the all saints Church, Newtowncunningham at 6.30pm. Group photo after Mass. All welcome. Meal optional, reception in An Grianan Hotel, Burt at 8pm. Ticket €45 (Includes Photo and Video).For tickets Contact Lizzie Doherty on 087 6202513, Ann Scanlon on 0860673578.GROW IT/COOK IT WORKSHOPSCome join BBC Horticulturist Gareth Austin and chef Kerry Rowan for an afternoon of gardening and cooking in the sunshine at your local Community Garden. At this event Gareth Austin will walk us through the community garden highlighting season tasks such as what to sow now, how to improve soil, pest and disease control etc this will be followed by a joint workshop where chef Kerry Rowan showcases some ideas for utilising seasonal produce as well as giving ideas on how to be creative with kitchen left-overs as Horticulturist Gareth will give ideas of how to grow the produce Kerry is using in small spaces – focusing on growing as much produce as possible in limited space. Saturday 26th July – ring now and book your place 074 91 41773.Weee (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Ireland will hold an electrical recycling day at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on Saturday 16th August 2014 from 10.00AM – 4.00PM. Any item with a plug or a battery will be accepted.Camera Club: The Centre is looking at the possibility of setting up a camera club – if you have an interest in photography and would like to exchange idea/tips/chat with other like minded people then give us a call! 074 91 41773.Binnion Walk: The Third Annual 4k Walk to the Mass Rock at Binnion, the Altar Lee, will take place on Sunday 29 June at 3 pm starting at Maggies Tavern, Carrickmore. It is a €5 donation to participate and funds go in aid of the Ballyduff Community Group Home, Lifford. There will be a barbeque and music after the walk at Maggies.What courses would you like to see run at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre? If you have any ideas of courses/activities you would like to see being run in the future please contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. BLOSSOMS: Blossoms charity shop is open Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 1pm. We would also like you to donate any old items such as books, clothes etc. Thank you for your help and support.Furniture Transformation using Chalk Paints: We are looking to run another furniture transformation course. If you are interested contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Thank you.Community Walking Group: Every Wednesday from 11am. It will consist of a warm-up, walk, followed by a cooling down session and a cuppa. These walks will be geared towards you, so we walk within your abilities. They will run for ten weeks and are free. So if you are interested contact the Lifford – Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Come along and let’s go walking!Dyslexia support classes. Did you find reading at school difficult, if so, maybe you are dyslexic? Never worry because we have a course that will start you off at the beginning with reading and writing, great tutors, work at your own pace and learn with others at the same level. Just leave your name and number by contacting the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Book Club: Would you be interested in joining a Book Club? If you are, just leave your name and number with James/Marie at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre by calling 074 91 41773. Thank You.Up and coming courses at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre.• Furniture Transformation using Chalk Paints.• Book Club.• Child protection.• First Aid.• Gardening.• Internet skills.• Basic/Conversational Irish.• English as a second language.• Basic computer course.• Photography.• Photoshop.• Spanish.We are still taking names for these courses so if you are interested, please contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Thank you.DD LOCAL: BBC HORTICULTURIST GARETH AUSTIN TO VISIT LIFFORD RESOURCE CENTRE was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD LOCAL: LiffordFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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Spirit Center ready for 2006

first_img “People have told me how peaceful they’ve felt after walking it. Some find new insights about themselves and God. I love it because it’s hard for me to meditate and sit still. Walking it is like a prayer.” To mark the new year, the retreat center will hold a three-day retreat led by Sister Machado and Michael O’Palko. The “Honey from the Rock” themed retreat will include prayer, a film screening and discussion tied to the theme, a labyrinth walk and, of course, a party to welcome 2006. “The retreat is a way of bringing in the new year in a more meaningful and reflecting way,” Sister Machado said. “It’s a time to reflect on your life, where you’ve been and what are you hoping for.” Advent Vespers service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Winter solstice labyrinth walk, 7 p.m. Wednesday. “Honey from the Rock” retreat, 1 p.m. Dec. 30-11 a.m. Jan. 1. Fee $200 for private room, $175 shared. Reservations and a $30 deposit due by Monday. Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Call (818) 784-4515. See www.hsrcenter.com. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 holly.andres@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENCINO – Advent hymns, a labyrinth walk and New Year’s Eve camaraderie will play a part at three end-of-the-year meditative activities at the newly renovated Holy Spirit Retreat Center. The Sisters of Social Service, a Roman Catholic order dedicated to improving the lives of people in need, is again offering programs for spiritual rejuvenation on the grounds they’ve owned for more than 50 years. “The nice traditions we have, it’s great to start them up again,” said Sister Rochelle Mitchell, the executive director of Holy Spirit Retreat Center, which recently completed a nearly two-year landscaping and renovation project. “I hope they (the participants) will capture the sense that there’s a time to be quiet and not be frenetic. I hope that they enjoy the collection of people who come and they get a sense of prayerfulness. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “We want people to come here to experience God, experience hospitality and go out to pursue peace.” The first opportunity for prayerfulness is Sunday, when an Advent Vespers service will begin at 7 p.m. Mitchell created the format for this more festive than usual Vespers, an evening prayer service that the retreat center has offered about four times. “This is community prayer with a structured form, which is nice,” Sister Mitchell said. “I think evening prayer is beautiful anytime but more so at Advent. We will have music, recitations of Psalms, sacred prayer and Advent hymns.” The center will uphold its tradition of celebrating the changing of seasons with a silent labyrinth walk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the day of the winter solstice. Participants will walk along a winding pathway to the rose-petal center and back again. “The labyrinth is a wonderful meditation tool. It’s a way of making a pilgrimage,” said Sister Chris Machado, who is marking her 20th year in the order. “People walk it for healing, to get rid of stress and for the answer to a question. last_img read more

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IT’S A WASH-OUT SUMMER AS FEARS GROW OVER STORM AND ANOTHER MONTH OF RAIN

first_imgWe could be seeing this at the weekend. Pic Adam Rory PorterWELL it’s almost official – the summer is over!Forecasters are predicting a decent Wednesday and possibly a fairly dry Thursday…followed by a month of rain, rain and more rain.Donegal has been left sodden by 60mm of rain over the past 48 hours as the summer said goodbye. Reykjavík in Iceland was warmer than Donegal Town yesterday.BBC forecaster Barra Best says Friday is going to be another wash-out and Saturday may escape with a few showers.And other forecasters are warning of a possible storm this Sunday with 90km/hr winds and another 30mm of rain!Long-term forecasters like AccuWeather say it will be August 28 before we see a day with total sunshine. It’s all because the jet stream is sitting over the middle of Europe, bringing record temperatures to Med countries but little decent weather for the rest of us.“It looks rather certain now that there will be a significant wind and rain event on or around Sunday 2nd with potential for 20-30 mm rainfalls and wind gusts (SW-W) to 90 km/hr,” said Peter O’Donnell a meterologist with Irish Weather Online.“Once that storm has passed, it may be relatively settled for a few days with further showery fronts likely into about the second week of August.  My guess being that the best weather of the late summer (parts of June were nice) will be late August into early September.”The awful weather has sent fed-up holidaymakers and locals alike scurrying towards the shops.There were traffic jams in Letterkenny yesterday as tourists tried retail therapy to get over the gloom of the wind and rain. Several gaelic football matches scheduled for later today have had to be postponed due to waterlogged pitches.Tomorrow, Wednesday, looks like the best day we’re going to have for a while…..IT’S A WASH-OUT SUMMER AS FEARS GROW OVER STORM AND ANOTHER MONTH OF RAIN was last modified: July 28th, 2015 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:donegalforecastmore rainrainspringstormssummerwash outweatherlast_img read more

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3 Donegal schools are introducing PE as a Leaving Cert subject

first_imgThree Donegal ETB schools, the Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town, Deele College, Raphoe and Moville Community College, are set to introduce Physical Education (P.E.) as a new examination subject at Leaving Certificate level from September 2018.The three schools were notified this week by the Department of Education and Skills that they have been successful in their applications to the Department to be included in the first phase of schools to offer Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE) as an optional subject for examination.Two of the schools, Abbey VS and Moville CC have also been approved to provide the non-examinable Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework (SCPE).  Both of these will be introduced from September 2018. The SCPE Framework provides a planning tool for physical education for all students in senior cycle and will not be assessed as part of the Leaving Certificate examination. LCPE is an optional subject that learners study and are examined in, as part of the Leaving Certificate, with CAO points allocated accordingly.The new Leaving Certificate Physical Education examinable subject will have three assessment components. Students will be required to complete a physical activity project, a performance assessment and a written examination. Sports psychology and skill techniques will be among the areas studied. The subject will be available at both higher and ordinary level.The new Senior Cycle Physical Education (SCPE) Framework will provide a new modern curriculum for teachers to teach P.E. to all students at senior cycle. Adventure Education and personal and social responsibility are among the areas covered by the new Framework.Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools Dr Martin Gormley expressed his delight with the news, saying: “Congratulations to the management and staff of our three schools in being successful in the application process. “There was a very strong interest in schools in teaching the subject. The selection of three Donegal ETB schools is a testament to the high standards of teaching and learning taking place in its schools across the county.“The benefits for the students as they continue their learning journey at Senior Cycle will be far-reaching: including improved health and fitness among young people; raising awareness of physical health; and increasing the range of subjects on offer.“The introduction of the new Senior Cycle Framework for physical education is another really positive development for our students.”3 Donegal schools are introducing PE as a Leaving Cert subject was last modified: February 7th, 2018 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:donegalDonegal ETBexamLeaving certpesubjectlast_img read more

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