Montalbo credits former coach Ayo for thriving UAAP career

first_imgAyo’s two-year stay with the Green Archers produced two finals appearances including a title in 2016 in the UAAP while also transforming Montalbo into one of the best defending guards in the league.And on Saturday the two met once more but this time it was only Montalbo, who was draped in green-and-white with Ayo now coaching under the black-gold banner of University of Santo Tomas.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 ChrissMontalbo’s Green Archers emerged victorious over Ayo’s Growling Tigers in a blinding 110-69 victory, but the “Man of Steal” was just simply reminded of how grateful he was for Ayo when he played  against the coach that made him to what he is.“I was happy, I approached him during warm-ups but I didn’t get the chance to go to him at the end of the game,” said Montalbo in Filpino at Ynares Center here. “It’s because of him that I got the ‘Man of Steal’ moniker.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Resurgent Bolts near quarters, rip Beermen Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ANTIPOLO—For the past two years, Aldin Ayo had Kib Montalbo as his trusted trooper when he was at the helm of De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Montalbo became one of the most prolific defenders the UAAP has seen in Season 80 when he registered 1.7 steals per game making him the second-best thief just behind Adamson’s Jerie Pingoy.Ayo and Montalbo didn’t have chance to face each other in the first round of the Season 81 men’s basketball tournament with the guard sidelined due to a thumb injury.Montalbo said that this might be the last game he’ll face Ayo in the basketball court and he just wanted to thank his former mentor for what he’s done.“Credit goes to him because I learned a lot from him and I wish him luck in his career in UST.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims PLAY LIST 01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic clobber Chicago Bulls

first_imgLATEST STORIES Vucevic had 22 points and 12 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, Aaron Gordon added 18 points and a career-high nine assists, and the Magic led the entire way in a 112-84 rout of the Chicago Bulls.Terrence Ross scored 15 off the bench and Evan Fournier had 13 points and seven assists for Orlando, which has won three of four. The Magic shot 58 percent from the field and had 31 assists on 44 field goals.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 ChrissOrlando coach Steve Clifford sensed a special performance was coming at the morning shootaround.“When we walked out, I told a couple of the coaches, ‘I don’t know if we’re going to win, but we’re going to play well,’” Clifford said. “We were very focused in the shootaround and you could tell we were going to have great energy.” ROOKIE WALL?Chicago rookie Wendell Carter Jr. was scoreless (0 for 5) with one rebound in 13 minutes. “I didn’t come out with the correct edge for myself,” Carter said. “I’ve just got to bring out a better edge every time we play.”COAST TO COASTThis was the second of a six-game, 10-day road trip in which Orlando will play in all four time zones in the continental United States.“The next four games are going to be really hard,” Fournier said. “Tonight was really great for us and hopefully it gives us confidence.”UP NEXTMagic: At the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.Bulls: Host the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Zach LaVine had 16 points while Lauri Markkanen and Kris Dunn added 14 apiece for Chicago, which has dropped two straight after winning three of four.“I can’t imagine what it looked like on TV — it felt even worse in the game,” LaVine said. “I can’t figure that out. We have to try to figure that out on our own.”It was the third game between the teams since Dec. 13. The Magic have won two, including 97-91 in Mexico City.Chicago held Orlando to 80 points in a 10-point win Dec. 21 when the teams met at the United Center. It was the Magic’s second-lowest point total of the season, but it was apparent early on things would be different this time.Orlando charged out to a 32-16 advantage after the first quarter and took a 62-45 halftime lead. Gordon and Ross led the way with 12 first-half points apiece on 11-for-15 combined shooting. Vucevic added 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Brooklyn Nets fend off Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) goes to the basket as Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn (32) defends him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in Chicago. The Magic won 112-84. (AP Photo/David Banks)CHICAGO— Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic had no trouble finding motivation Wednesday night.A loss in Chicago less than two weeks ago and a blowout defeat only two days ago was all the incentive they needed.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The Magic were 25 for 39 (64 percent) from the floor in the first half, including 7 of 12 on 3-pointers.Things didn’t get any better for Chicago. The Magic started the third quarter with 11 straight points to stretch the margin to 73-45.Orlando’s advantage was 90-62 entering the fourth period behind Vucevic’s 11 points in the third.The closest Chicago got in the fourth was 94-71. It was a far cry from its 125-100 loss Monday at Charlotte.“The guys were disappointed with the way we played in Charlotte,” Clifford said. “That’s the best all-around game we’ve played in a while. The ball movement was good, and I thought, for the most part, our defense was really good.”TIP-INSMagic: G D.J. Augustin (sprained right ankle) returned after missing the previous game. He had 10 points in 25 minutes. … Timofey Mozgov (sore right knee) and Jonathon Simmons (sprained left ankle) didn’t play.Bulls: F Bobby Portis (sprained right ankle) missed his sixth straight game but is close to returning. “We’re hoping he responds well to today’s workout and has a contact practice (Thursday),” coach Jim Boylen said. “We’ll see how that goes.”STUFFING THE STAT SHEETHad the game been closer, Gordon, who had seven rebounds, might have been able to get his first career triple-double. Instead, he sat out the final four minutes. “That’s cool,” he said. “I’m not going to chase stats.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Egypt: Shifting Diplomacy,

first_imgAfrican countries have been working over the last decades to form a ‘united front’ through the formation of a strong African Union (AU), but major policy issues among countries continue to keep the dream at a peripheral level – with the AU involved in holding regular meetings and making interventions in times of crisis in some of the member countries.The AU is yet to be successful in bringing all African countries under one umbrella with a common currency and monetary policy, and reducing travel restrictions from one country to another.The dream of one Africa started decades ago when the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) was founded on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. But following the end of tenures in power of the main architects, the dream nearly collapsed until the organization was transformed into the AU in the mid-1990s under the leadership of former Libyan leader Muammar Al-Gaddafi.The continent is still far from having an AU comparable to that of the United States of America (USA) with one Federal Government, budget and individual governors for various states.Some countries with bigger economies and power have been working to bring African countries together – the likes of Libya under the late Gaddafi, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya and other countries among the big players on the continent.Nigeria has been mainly successful in having a firm grip in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is made of 15 West African countries south of the Sahara, giving the country some major voice on the continent.New melting pointIn recent years, the Arab Republic of Egypt has increased its engagement with African countries serving as the new melting point where professionals from many African countries meet to undergo capacity building and other forms of training programs.Military personnel from various African countries including Ghana, Zambia, Uganda, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo, and many others have all received some form of training from the Egyptian Armed Forces, the largest on the continent, within the last two years.Professionals from other areas including health, energy, media and others also troop into Egypt on a regular basis to receive training and practical capacity building. Through the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), Egypt has over the last two years increased its collaboration with other African countries.In his speech delivered at the 23rd summit of the AU in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, President Adbul Fattah Al-Sisi announced the re-launch of the EAPD. The agency focuses largely on the support of major development projects in Africa and other developing states by focusing on key areas of development in which Egypt has great experience, such as communication, transport, information technology, health services, agriculture and energy.The current head of the EADP Ambassador Hazem Fahmy says the agency is looking to build a strong collaboration among African countries.He spoke to journalists and media practitioners from 22 African countries during a training course on “the Future of the Media in Africa,” held from May 4 to 24 in Cairo, Egypt. Ambassador Fahmy told the journalists Egypt is seeking to play an essential role in bringing African countries closer and sharing experience through interactions. According to him, the EADP is receiving huge support from the government of Egypt to spearhead the strengthening of collaborations with sisterly African countries.“We are happy to always invite our African sisters and brothers here from across the continent to come and share their experiences with us and also learn new things from us,” said Ambassador Fahmy.With the level of support from the Egyptian government, the collaboration between Egypt and other African countries will be further improved in the coming years, Ambassador Fahmy said Internal struggles shifted policyEgypt took a downward trend in terms of its engagement with the rest of Africa, playing a low profile role in the activities of the AU over the last decade, but the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry believes Egypt had been encountering internal struggles, which might have led to its low key role in Africa. “We have had our own internal struggles over the years which might have shifted our attention from cementing our relationship with our sisterly African countries, but we are looking to rebuild and make the relationship even stronger,” said Minister Shoukry.He said in recent years Egypt has increased its support to African countries through capacity-building to armies and other professionals. Egypt, located in North Africa, has a rich history that is very attractive to the world. Known as the birth place of modern civilization, the country has some of the known Biblical and historical artifacts and physical features including the River Nile, Red Sea, the old and new Suez Canal and one of the wonders of the world – the Pyramids, built about 6,000 years ago, but which are still intact today.The northern country is ideally situated as a transcontinental hub – located in Africa, but also sharing borders with the Middle East hence Asia. Egypt is a member of the Arab League, an organization of Arabic speaking countries, and also a ‘big player’ in the affairs of the Middle East (ME), as a result of which the country is making tremendous development strides.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

International 6 triumph in Shew Birth Anniversary Dominoes

first_imgAfter a fiercely contested six sittings, it took fives to decide the winners of last Sunday’s Manniram “Packer” Shew Birth Anniversary Feature Dominoes game, played at Ernest Shop at Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara.In the end, International 6 with four fives bested 246 (Barbados) with two fives, after the two teams were deadlocked on 73 games and with six sixes each, while Canal Six trailed on 68.Manniram Shew (left) presents the winning trophy to Barbados’ Anderson Layne. Next to Layne isCharmaine Durant, vice-president of the Barbados Dominoes Association246 (Barbados) had the better of the early exchanges, but International 6 took a decisive two-game lead heading into the final sitting with the scores reading International 6 on 63; 246 (Barbados) two games behind on 61; and Canal Six still in contention with 57.Veteran Hilbert “Bumpy” Ali, in a superb display, registered the maximum 18 games for the winners, in the process sharing the lone love. Skipper Shew supported with 16.For 246 (Barbados), Leroy Hope and Anderson Layne scored 15 and 14 games respectively. The top markers for Canal Six were M. Samjeewan (15) and Ramroop “Spoon” Sukhai (14).P. Ramdial from Canal suffered a love.Trophies were awarded to the winning and first runners-up teams, and top player Hilbert Ali.As a kind gesture to the visiting Barbadians, some of whom were here for the staging of the World Council Dominoes Federation (WCDF), Shew donated the winning trophy to captain Anderson Layne.last_img read more

Eczema Awareness Week to get underway today

first_imgIrish Skin Foundation in association with the Eczema Council of Ireland have organised a day of expert talks during their National Eczema Awareness week.A highly common condition, eczema affects 1 in 12 adults and 1 in 5 children.Eczema is an autoimmune condition where the skin can become itchy, inflammed and scaly. The skin may crack and weep. It is not contagious and is usually treated with steroid creams, and in extreme cases patients are prescribed immunosuppresant drugs such as cyclosporine. As part of Eczema Awareness Week, the Eczema Council have made a submission to the government on behalf of all who suffer from a skin condition. It highlights their advocacy agenda to improve quality of life for any affected by a skin disorder.Eczema not only affects the skin, but it can also lead to self-esteem issues, too.During this week people are encouraged to discuss their experience with the condition to their family and friends and explain what having eczema means to them.The Eczema Council are also working on compiling information booklets for children and adults full of information about the condition and helpful tips for people who suffer from the condition. ‘Eczema Expert: Advice for Life’, will be held at the Red Cow Moral Hotel in Dublin on Saturday  to help anyone caring for eczema to learn more about managing the condition. For more information on this free event you can log on to the Irish Skin Foundation’s website. If you cannot attend, don’t worry as we will be reporting on the event.Eczema Awareness Week to get underway today was last modified: September 8th, 2016 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:eczemaeczema awareness weekeczema council of irelandeczema expert advice for lifeirish skin foundationskin conditionlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PLOT TO KILL TRAINEE PSNI OFFICER IN NORTH

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: By our Belfast Daily Staff: A County Donegal man has today pleaded guilty to charges relating to a plot to kill a student PSNI officer in the North.Letterkenny man  Gerard James McManus is a former Irish soldier and was one of two gunmen caught while attempting to murder a student policeman in the border town of Garrison, Co Fermanagh, four years ago.He pleaded guilty last November to using a gun to resist his arrest. Today he and Kevin Barry Nolan both pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of articles likely to be of use to terrorists.Attempted murder charges were left on the books and not to be proceeded with without leave of the crown court or court of appeal.Nolan, (35) of Main Street, Blacklion, and 28-year-old McManus were detained during an undercover police operation at the time in November 2009.Although no details surrounding the shooting or their arrests were given to the Crown Court, during a series of Magistrates’ Courts sittings, they heard that McManus and Nolan claimed they had no intention of shooting the trainee officer, only to scare him. They were allegedly spotted in a Vauxhall Astra approaching home before police moved in.McManus, wearing a balaclava went to the front door, while Nolan remained in the front passenger seat of the Astra, where he was later arrested, allegedly sitting on a magazine, loaded with 16 rounds for a Glock pistol.McManus escaped, running down the side of the house firing off a shot. He was apprehended at 8am the following day, in a garden shed and while a mask and gloves were found in the shed, no gun was recovered.During interview both men maintained they had no intention of harming the student police officer. McManus told detectives: “There was no way I was going to shoot him …..I was going to fire a couple of shots in the air….to scare him, wanted to terrify him like.”In his interviews Nolan, whose alleged role was to give McManus directions, claimed that as far as he was concerned: “No harm was going to be caused,” and that firing the gun was to, “put the frighteners on him”.Sentencing in the case was adjourned.DONEGAL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PLOT TO KILL TRAINEE PSNI OFFICER IN NORTH was last modified: January 27th, 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:FermanaghletterkennyMCMANUSmurder bidlast_img read more

DDTV – NO HIDING PLACE AS LETTERKENNY CLUBS SQUARE UP IN THE RING

first_imgThey have trained for seven weeks and now it’s just hours before St Eunan’s GAA Club take on Letterkenny Rugby Club inside the ring. A total of 36 boxers will battle it out for bragging rights at the Mount Errigal Hotel during Lord of the Ring 4.People can still pay at the door and here is a taster of what is to come tonight. Simply click the video to play.DDTV – NO HIDING PLACE AS LETTERKENNY CLUBS SQUARE UP IN THE RING was last modified: March 15th, 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) Tags:LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBLord of the Ring 4St Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA SENIORS MAKE IT TWO WINS IN A ROW

first_imgSenior FootballBuncrana made it two wins in a row as they overcame stiff Naomh Columba opposition in a blustery and cold Scarvey. Buncrana were slow to start, shooting three wides as Naomh Columba went into a 0-0 to 1-01after 15 minutes. There was an anxious time for the Buncrana team when Simon McGrory hurt himself in a missed tackle and was hospitalised as a precaution but will make a full and speedy recovery. But once the game resumed after 20 minutes Buncrana took control and despite some wides notched up 7 points and went in at half time 1-7 to 2-2, the goal scored by Paddy McMyler. Buncrana had the perfect start to the second half with a superb Kevin O’Loughlin goal. Although Naomh Columba chased them all the way, the game ended with a deserved Buncrana win 2-9 to 2-6. Team List:Caolan McGonagle, Stephen Doherty, Adrian McColgan, Calvin Jones, Simon McGrory, Adrian Doherty, Garvan Friel, Peter McLaughlin, Bruce Waldron, Kevin O’Loughlin, Ronan Doherty, John Campbell, Paddy McMyler, Oisin Doherty Subs: Jack O’Loughlin for Simon McGrory, Michael Gallagher for Adrian Doherty, Joseph McGrory for Ronan Doherty, and Adrian Doherty back on for Adrian McColgan ReservesAn understrength Buncrana team came up against much stronger and older Naomh Columba side at the Scarvey and despite their best efforts trailed the visitors 0-3 to 1-10 at half time. The home side were given some hope at the start of the second half with a brilliant individual goal for Gavin McElhinney but they couldn’t build on it and the visitors ran out comfortable winners in the end. Buncrana Team: Kevin Doherty, Daniel Wilson, Sean O’Neill, Philip Harkin, Paddy Duffy, David Galbraith, James Gill, Aedan Stokes, Gavin McElhinney, Kevin McClean, Shane McClean, Joseph McGrory, Ciaran Hegarty, Mark O’Connell, Shane McLaughlin. Subs: Ryan McLaughlin for Paddy Duffy and Conor Porter for James Gill.Congratulations to Darrach O’Connor who is becoming an increasingly important part of the Donegal squad who qualified for the National Football League Division 2 Final which takes place in Croke Park on Sunday 27 April. Unfortunately, there was no joy for Clubmen Darrach O’Connor and Peter McLaughlin who played in the Ulster U21 Final in Armagh on Wednesday night. Cavan continued their recent great run to clinch the title for the fourth season in a row.Senior TrainingSeniors, Minors, Hurling training is on Wednesday at 7.00pm, All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Senior, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!Senior Ladies training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Minor HurlingThe minor Hurlers had a comfortable home win against St Eunans Letterkenny on Thursday night. Although slow to start they ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 8-11 to 0-4. Up against a more physical St Eunans, the younger Scarvey boys showed glimpses of form but still need to improve. Most pleasing to the management was the fact that they held the Letterkenny boys scoreless in the second half and all but one of them are still under-age next year. The future looks bright. Under Age ReportsBest of luck to our U12 Footballers, their Manager William Friel and Coaches who are heading to Croke Park to represent Donegal on Monday for the first ever national celebration of GAA Go Games.The national blitz in Croke Park will mark the launch this week, involving over 1,000 children from over 50 clubs/schools. This will be the first time ever that teams from each of the 32 counties will play Go Games in Croke Park on the one day.U14 hurling results Buncrana played their 2nd league match of the year on Thursday in Ballybofey against an improved and determined McCools team. The Buncrana boys played well and recorded a fine win 1-4 to 4-9. All the boys played well but special mention for the Kelly brothers and Pauric Doherty.Congratulations to the Buncrana U14’s for their deserved success in Páirc Uí Dhónaill when they were crowned Donegal Féile champions. This was the club’s fourth Féile as champions in a row and credit is due to Cathal Wilson, the team’s manager, in beating St. Eunan’s in the decider. Well done, too, to the young hurlers of MacCumhaills in overcoming the fast emerging Dungloe in the plate decider where the result was in the balance till the final seconds. Credit, too, must go to the boys from Burt for making so much of the play exciting and games go ‘to the wire’.The Harry Cassidy Memorial Shield U12 Football Blitz will be played next Saturday 19th April.Buncrana will line out against St Eunans, Ardara and Termon…..Come Along And Support….TrialsPlayers are invited to attend the upcoming trials for County U16 & U15 hurling teams.Venue: Letterkenny GaelsTime: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Date: Tuesday 15th April.Northern Bus leaves Carndonagh at 9.50, Buncrana at 10.10 and Burt at 10.30Southern Bus leaves Ballyshannon at 9.40, Ballybofey at 10.20, The Cross at 10.30These trials are in preparation for the upcoming inter county blitz in Garvaghey, Tyrone on May 3rd. There will be a second set of trials before then at a venue and time later to be confirmed.Girls BlitzThere was loads of excitement and fun at the Scarvey on Saturday with the Under 12’s & 14’s Girls Blitz. Teams from Steelstown, Claudy, Carryduff and Buncrana took part. It was a very successful day and everyone had a great time. Much thanks and appreciation to all those who helped out on the day to make it work.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pmFriday ScarveyU8 Football 6.30 – 7.30pm Friday ScarveyU8 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU10 Football 6-7pm Friday Buncrana Youth ClubU10 Hurling3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyPersonalised Gloves can now be picked up at Elizabeth Ann’s house. Call or text her on 0860604075 to order…but be quick as they are going fast!!Easter Camp at the Scarvey. Registration for the U14/U16 Easter Camp, which takes place on the 15th/16th and 17th of April, is now open…please contact your manager for details.SafeTALK TrainingThe Club hosted a very successful safeTalk course last week in the Scarvey. SafeTALK is a suicide alertness training programme which the new County Health & Well-Being Committe is rolling out throughout the County and CLG Bun Cranncha was proud and honoured to be the first club to hold it. Bill Vaughan delivered the course and everyone who attended learned a lot from it. Unfortunately, suicide is a growing problem in today’s society but the Club and our members want to play a role in tackling this issue. Thanks to all who attended and hopefully this will inspire others to undertake this important training. We know our community best and it’s up to all of us to look out for each other.Club LottoLotto numbers for Friday 11th April were, 7, 15, 20, 22. There was no winner this week. Draw for €500 at end of month if Lotto not won.Lotto sellers needed for local estates, if you have an hour free each week to sell the lotto in your local estate and help raise funds for the club, contact the Club Treasurer on 0870297444. Support packs are available for anyone who is willing to help.Other NewsNutrition information presentation on Tuesday night @ 8pm in clubhouse on Juice PLUS+® Complete which is excellent for SPORTS PEOPLE if used as pre-exercise energy drink, supports long and intense training sessions. But it is also a great post-workout recovery drink thanks to the balanced contribution of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, Juice PLUS+® Complete replenishes the energy levels. Open to all.Lost ItemsPlease note that all ‘Lost & Found’ items have been gathered up and are available for collection. If people want to come down they’re in one of the changing rooms. But any items that remain unclaimed will be going to charity at the end of the week!Gaeltacht Grants AvailableBeidh 4 dheontas de €250 ar fáil ó C.L.G. Dhún na nGall fa choinne baill de chlubanna atá ag freastail ar Choláistí Gaelige i nDún na nGall agus fosta 8 x €250 ó Choláiste na bhFiann ‘den chúrsa i nGaoth Dobhair.CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor 4 grants of €250 to members attending a Coláiste Gaeilge of their choice in Dún na nGall. In addition, Coláiste na bhFiann are sponsoring 8 x €250 grants for members of CLG. Dhún na nGall who wish to attend their course in Gaoth Dobhair.Written applications can be submitted through your own Club Secretary to Con O’Domhnaill, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle or by email to irishculturalofficer.donegal@gaa.ie.Closing date for applications 25th April 2014.Only fully completed applications will be included in the draw. 1 to 4 will be drawn for choice of college followed by 5 to 12 exclusively for Colaiste na bhFiann. Applications will be drawn randomly at County Board Meeting 5th May.2014Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA SENIORS MAKE IT TWO WINS IN A ROW was last modified: April 13th, 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)Tags:Buncrana GAAlast_img read more

Man charged in fatal Bundoran crash appears in court

first_imgA 21-year-old man charged with dangerous driving causing deaths following a Bundoran car crash last August has remanded on continuing bail at Ballyshannon District Court.Joseph Gilroy was charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of Shiva Devine and Conall McAleer on 19th August 2018 at Eastend, Bundoran. He was also charged with causing serious bodily harm to another crash victim, Rachel Elliott. Elliott was in the court on Friday.Gilroy, from Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh,  is also charged with driving with no licence, no insurance, failing to report a hit and run, and other offences.During proceedings in Ballyshannon District Court, Tom MacSharry, defence solicitor, told the court the Book of Evidence was not yet ready.McSharry said there were summary matters before the court.They were adjourned to July 19th.A defence application for legal aid for the defendant’s appearance in the district court was denied but Judge Kevin Kilrane said he would grant legal aid for circuit court.Man charged in fatal Bundoran crash appears in court was last modified: June 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Well Do Astrophysicists Understand the Origin of Heavy Elements?

first_imgThe conclusions indicate that very little is actually known about how heavy elements came to be. The theory that supernovas create heavy elements may well be true. But how would one know? So far, just the signature for neodymium, with its error bars, fits the theory. What if it is the only one? Maybe just a few heavy elements can be formed in this way. Wouldn’t it be better for scientists to let the public know about the uncertainties? Instead, materialists are so eager to paint a broad-brush picture of big-bang-to-man, they sweep the uncertainties under the rug. (The big bang, you realize, only could have created hydrogen, helium, and a little bit of lithium, so everything else had to come from somewhere.)Another issue we should consider is how those heavy elements got to the earth, and how they became accessible on the surface where humans could use them. We find pretty large deposits of gold in places, and platinum, and copper, and so-called “rare earth elements” (see Evolution News about those) that we use in our cell phones, jewelry and machinery. Our bodies need about 28 elements, including iron and heavier elements. How many supernovas had to occur in our stellar neighborhood to supply Earth with its observed values, and how did the elements get swept up into the one planet that has people who could benefit from them? Once they were incorporated into the planet by mindless processes, how did they get to the surface? Recall that diamonds, the most beautiful of gemstones, erupt rapidly to the surface from great depths. Does a mindless planet cooling from a molten state owe us any obligation to supply for our needs and for beautiful or useful things beyond the needs for survival? Of course not, but a Creator would take all the requirements into account.The Bible speaks of elements as valuable to humans, and made available for our good. Consider God’s promised blessings to Israel as they came toward the promised land:So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. (Deuteronomy 8:6-10)The Lord is telling the people that He has supplied the land with riches, including heavy elements, for their good. Materialists will scoff at this “religious” argument for precious metals and other heavy elements, but it has a major improvement over secular theory: the degree of certainty. Psalm 19:7-8 says, The law of the Lord is perfect,    reviving the soul;the testimony of the Lord is sure,    making wise the simple;the precepts of the Lord are right,    rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the Lord is pure,    enlightening the eyes.If you can know truth by its fruits, this passage teaches that the Word of God has the effect of bringing revival, wisdom, joy and enlightenment. The Bible is not a textbook of science, but it provides a solid foundation on which to build a scientific enterprise. Elements heavier than iron form in supernova explosions. End of story. We can all rest now. But wait…The origin of heavy elements via supernovas is one of those facts everybody learns without question. Astronomers say so in textbooks, on TV and in science media without any qualification, like “scientists believe” or “scientists think” it is so. It just is so, we are told. It led Carl Sagan and many of his disciples to quote, “We are made of starstuff.” Stuff happens, and this stuff exploded out of stars. Some of the stuff you might want to gather though; it includes gold and platinum.Speaking of gold and platinum, some Japanese scientists have been investigating the origin of heavy elements like gold, platinum and everything else heavier than iron (atomic number 26). Astrophysicists have been able to explain the lighter elements within traditional stellar fusion theory, because those reactions are exothermic. The heavy elements, though, require endothermic reactions, and the only known source for that much energy is a supernova. Beyond that, few people realize the degree of uncertainty involved. A report from Japan’s National Institutes of Natural Sciences reproduced on Science Daily lets readers in on some dirty little secrets.It is not yet identified where and how elements heavier than iron in the universe have been made. Drawing attention as one of the origins of the heavy elements is a merger of two neutron stars. In August 2017, gravitational waves caused by the merger of two neutron stars 130 million years ago were detected. At the same time, emission of the light called kilonova was also observed. The light of a kilonova comes from the material released by the merger of the neutron stars, and it is believed that the material contains abundant heavy elements, including precious metals such as gold and platinum, and rare earth metals such as neodymium.A kilonova is a particular kind of massive supernova involving the collision of two neutron stars. With a lot of careful filtering of spectral noise, these scientists believe they identified absorption signatures of three ionized forms of neodymium in the debris cloud from the kilonova.1 That represents only one step in a difficult challenge of establishing whether all the heavy elements can be explained this way.High precision computation of multiple-electron atoms is challenging due to difficulties in accounting for subtle correlations among electrons. In quantum mechanics, the correlation effects are represented by coherent superposition of different arrangements of constituent electrons. A virtually infinite number of arrangements are possible. The research team tested different sets of arrangements as to provide high accuracy data in realistic computation times, and succeeded in finding the optimal set of arrangements for each neodymium ion. Computed energies of constituent electrons agree with NIST’s world standard data within approximately 10% error in average, which is a much higher accuracy than has ever been achieved by the research team, and provide millions of wavelengths and probabilities for light absorption. An astronomer in the team, Masaomi Tanaka, Associate Professor at Tohoku University simulated the light of kilonovae using both the data with the highest precision and the data with a poor accuracy. The influence of the difference in precision on the brightness of the light is evaluated quantitatively for the first time to be approximately 20% at most. This value is sufficiently small to increase confidence in analysis of the light of kilonovae. Thus, the results of this research will accelerate research to elucidate the origins of precious metals such as gold and platinum in our universe by using the atomic data of highest precision.In many areas of science, confident assertions rest on challenging measurements that have to be taken by fallible humans. Doing the best they can, they come up with probabilities and likelihoods that are far less confident than the assertions made by popularizers. A 20% error is not very good, and that was just for one element. What about the other 66 naturally occurring elements?Gaigalas et al, “Extended Calculations of Energy Levels and Transition Rates of Nd ii-iv Ions for Application to Neutron Star Mergers.” The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 1 Feb 2019. (Visited 471 times, 2 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more