Baldwin commends Ateneo’s effort, but ‘we just didn’t make shots’

first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ateneo shot the ball on a 22-of-74 clip, taking 23 more attempts than FEU, thanks to its 19 offensive rebounds.The Blue Eagles also forced the Tamaraws to 27 turnovers, but again they just couldn’t make the shots.“They have one of the best defenses in the UAAP and today their defense was the winner and we’re the loser.”The absence of the injured Matt Nieto and the fouled out Thirdy Ravena also didn’t help the Blue Eagles’ cause especially in the end-game where their comeback fell short.FEU held a 56-49 lead when Ravena got ejected after absorbing his fifth foul with 3:02 left but the Blue Eagles trimmed the margin to as little as three after Mike Nieto’s layup with 1:04 left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ateneo’s frank head coach said the Blue Eagles’ failed to get through the Tamaraws’ defense and as a result failed to get the buckets needed for the win.But Baldwin still had room for praise and said their loss wasn’t for the lack of trying.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“FEU played great defense, played a better game than us, our offense was really lacking but certainly the effort was there,” said Baldwin as his team dropped to 4-2 and shared the second spot with the Tamaraws.“We feel good about the effort, we just didn’t make shots.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blue Eagles had a chance at the buzzer to send the game to overtime but Adrian Wong’s triple bounced off.“We believe in our depth, tonight we just weren’t good enough,” said Baldwin. “We just didn’t hit the shots. What do you want in life? You want opportunities, we had ample opportunities, we just couldn’t get it done.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ravena said he had no intention to hit Escoto: ‘There was no extra motion’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tab Baldwin has always been a man who says things the way it is, and he was at it again after Ateneo’s tough 63-60 loss to Far Eastern University Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Caricom expresses concern over hardships, sufferings in Venezuela

first_imgTensions in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela continue to escalate resulting in an increase in hardships and suffering of that population and the imposition of sanctions are making matters worse.The Caribbean Community (Caricom) on Saturday reiterated that Venezuelans should be allowed to decide their own future in accordance with the principles of the United Nations (UN) Charter.According to Caricom, it is deeply concerned by the recent further escalation of tensions in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the ensuing increase in hardship and suffering of the population exacerbated by the imposition of sanctions.In a release to the media on Saturday, Caricom said that there must be non-intervention, non-interference and the prohibition of threat or use of force.It also maintains that there should be respect for the rule of law, human rights and democracy.“As Caricom has ceaselessly advocated, for this objective to be attained, there has to be a meaningful and internal dialogue between the contending parties. This dialogue must determine how best the crisis can be resolved within the confines of the Constitution and the rule of law, whether by referendum, elections or any other agreed mechanism. Nothing short of this will lead to the quelling of this crisis or provide the relief that all Venezuelans desire,” the release stated.According to the Caricom, pending this, there must be a commitment to the delivery of humanitarian aid in a manner that is “not politicised but which uses United Nations mechanisms that have been used over the years for the impartial and effective delivery of humanitarian relief”.On Friday last, the Trump Administration imposed sanctions on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office.The sanctions are in response to the blocking of humanitarian aid convoys last week while the visa revocations on dozens of individuals are intended to punish people who have flourished amid the South American country’s dire economic crisis, the special representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, told US reporters.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Juan Guaido faces possible arrest upon return after he slipped out of the country in violation of a Supreme Court order to stay within the country’s borders.Reports in the media on Saturday are that Guaido left Venezuela last week to join aid convoys in Colombia and then met with US Vice President Mike Pence as well as other regional leaders to step up pressure on Maduro to resign.Maduro’s Government has closed borders with Brazil and Colombia in order to block what he says is an attempt by the US to proceed with its regime change plans.last_img read more

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Mabaruma to get immigration/ passport office

first_imgResidents who have recently raised concerns of the need of stricter birth registration service in the community of Thomas Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), are now being reassured that the situation will be addressed as the town of Mabaruma will have an immigration and passport office constructed within the sub-district.A resident making a request at the public engagementThis message was delivered by Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, during an engagement with some of the residents on Saturday.The passport office, which will be the third of its kind, since similar offices were commissioned in Linden and Berbice to the tune of $31 million and $57.5 million respectively, will serve residents of the Mabaruma, Matarkai and Moruca sub-districts,The need for decentralising public services especially to the hinterland communities was highlighted by Harmon as he stated that a high premium is set on public services, such as education, health and increased river and road connectivity.“We have begun the decentralisation of Government services so that the access to direct services is much easier for citizens. In all of the townships, we are going to establish these extensions of Government services so you can expect that coming very soon so you won’t have to go to Georgetown. Everything is right at your doorstep. This is what we call a paradigm shift,” Harmon noted.But even while these promises were made, residents requested more efficiency in the registration system within the region in order to ease the burden residents have been faced with over the last few decades in obtaining birth certificates, passports and marriage certificates. “Residents leave from here to go to town to look after birth certificates and sometimes it takes months to come back,” one resident said.Harmon further explained that the establishment of the passport office in the township will allow for greater extension of services such as the registration of births and deaths.last_img read more

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City of Fort St. John selling property with three years back-taxes

first_imgThere are 35 properties across the city on the list, each of which is coupled with the current address of the lot and minimum bid.The minimum bid – or “upset price” is a combination of the total three years of back taxes, interest and administration fees.The owner of these properties have one year to get together the money they owe, at which point, if successful, the bidder gets their money back plus interest, but if it isn’t paid back during the one year time frame, the property is sold to the highest bidder.- Advertisement -“The successful bidder on each property must immediately pay in cash, interact, money order, certified cheque – a minimum no less than the upset price,” Shirley Collington from the City of Fort St. John said in written statement.Collington goes on to say that failure to pay the balance, no later than 3:00 p.m., will result in the property being offered for sale again.The Annual Tax Sale Auction is being held at City Hall on Monday September 29, beginning at 10 a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sharks draw with Sofapaka to climb third

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks Patillah Omoto shields the ball from Sofapaka players. Photo/ RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 16 – Kariobangi Sharks climbed third in the Kenyan Premier League standings after playing to a goalless draw with Sofapaka in the only match played today at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.The result saw impressive Sharks accumulate 38 points, two behind Sofapaka who remained second to leaders Gor Mahia. Both sides created chances but failed to convert them with the first half ending in a cagy affair.Both sides created chances but failed to convert them withDuke Abuya, Mathew Odongo and Ebrimah Sanneh squandering a number of chances for Sharks while Umaru Kasumba and Meshack Karani came close to breaking the deadlock for the Sofapaka.There was no change in the second half in terms of the game rhythm as both teams one again fluffed chances with this time the culprits being Ovella Ochieng, Sanneh, Abuya and Francis Manoah for the hosts Sharks.Kasumba, Feni Ali and Mike Oduor came close for to handing Sofapaka victory but their efforts were thwarted to see the match end in a barren draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueSunday Reports Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 2 Rathmullan Celtic 2(No report available yet)St Catherines 6 Lifford Celtic 0 The Saints took the lead after twenty four minutes when the ball came to David Conwell and he hit an unstoppable shot that went straight into the top corner of the Lifford net. The Saints then went 2-0 up when Evan Broderick crossed to Brendan Mc Guire who took the ball on his chest and turned and on the half volley to score. Lifford had a couple of long shots but they came to nothing. On fifty three minutes David Conwell slotted the ball into the Lifford net to make the score 3-0. Lifford then had a couple of chances but they came to nothing as the Saints defence stayed strong. On fifty seven minutes the Saints went four up when the ball came to David Conwell and from a tight angle he put the ball into the Lifford net, then just two minutes later on fifty nine minutes it was that man again Conwell who scored when he lobbed the Lifford keeper inside the box to make the score 5-0 to the Saints. With time nearly up Stephen Gildea rounded off the scoring when he slotted the ball into the Lifford net to make it 6-0. Best for St. Catherines were: David Conwell and Shane O’ Rourke, team effort from Lifford.Gweedore Celtic 1 Milford United 1The home team will feel happier with a share of the points from this opening league game. Milford dominated the first half but despite all the pressure Gweedore managed to keep their goal intact with Michael Mc Kelvey having an outstanding game. The hosts took the lead five minutes into the second half. Declan Doherty’s shot took a deflection and the keeper was left flat footed as the ball ended up in the back of the net. It took seventy minutes before the visitors managed to equalise. A ball into the box was headed down and Joey Cullen applied the finish. Milford piled on the pressure but again Michael Mc Kelvey and the home defence stood firm. For Gweedore a man of the match performance by Michael Mc Kelvey. A team performance by Milford. Referee: Mick LaganDrumoghill 2 Kildrum Tigers 0Richie Moore’s double strike was enough to clinch a memorable win for Drumoghill on their big day with the opening of their new pitch. Moore struck once in each half to deservedly clinch the points for Drumoghill on their return to the Premier Division against a Kildrum side who were also returning to the Donegal League Premier Division after a spell in the Ulster Senior League. The conditions were ideal and the new surface ensured that conditions were perfect for football. It made for an exciting clash and neither side disappointed with both teams playing well on the day. It was a day though that defences were on top and despite both teams playing neat and attractive football, they found chances difficult to come by. The first goal was always going to be crucial and it arrived on 37 minutes. Liam O’Donnell and Pajo Rafferty combined well down the right side for Drumoghill and Richie Moore’s looping header from Rafferty’s cross found the net from 12 yards. Drumoghill began to dominate proceedings and through quick movement and intelligent passing created chances in the early stages of the 2nd half but they found Brett Mc Ginty a difficult obstacle with some brilliant last ditch defending that kept his side in the game. Drumoghill looked like they might regret those missed openings when Kildrum almost scored when Damian Crossan’s effort was well saved by McCauley. The game was finally ended as a contest in the 90th minute when Richard Tinney and Liam O’Donnell combined to set up Moore to drive home and seal the points. On this evidence both teams can look forward to strong campaigns in what will be a competitive Premier Division. Referee: Vincent McLaughlinCappry Rovers 2 Glenea United 0 Cappry Rovers made a successful return to the premier division of the Donegal League with a convincing 2-0 win over Glenea United in Cappry Park. Cappry fielding a relatively youthful team took the game to the visitors and created a number of chances before they made the breakthrough in the twenty second minute when Dylan Ramsey received the ball and his shot from twenty yards beat the Glenea keeper to hit the top corner of the net. Cappry kept the pressure on and created numerous chances but were unable to score as the visitors defence and goalkeeper held out. Glenea had a few chances but couldn’t score. The second half started with Glenea pressing for an equaliser. They had a shot which went past the post and another just over the crossbar. Dylan Ramsey secured the points for Cappry in the seventy third minute with his second goal when he shot to the corner of the net following a cross from Brendan Mc Laughlin. Best for Cappry were: Dylan Ramsey and Gavin Reilly. David Ward was best for Glenea United. Referee: Liam Farren.Watson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic 1 Castlefin Celtic 2After trailing for most of the second half Castlefin Celtic turned this game on it’s head with two goals in the last two minutes. A scoreless first half meant it was all to play for in the second. Aidan Friel opened the scoring on fifty five minutes and Kilmacrennan were good value for their lead. Despite falling behind Castlefin battled away and were awarded a penalty on eighty eight minutes. Ronan Tourish converted the spot kick and a minute later Ian Ward scored the winning goal much to the Kilmacrennan sides disappointment as they had played well throughout. For their part Castlefin will be happy with an opening day victory. Gweedore United 2 Curragh Athletic 1This game played in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle saw the home side take the 3 points in an entertaining encounter. Curragh got off to a bright start with Calvin Bradley and Colm Melaugh going close in the opening minutes. United had their own chances through Francis Gallagher and Ciaran Mc Fadden early on however O’Brien in the visitor’s nets did well on each occasion. On the half hour mark Dan O’Brien and Neil Lloyd went close but United cleared their lines. Ciaran Mc Fadden opened the scoring in the 32nd minute after good play by Frank Mc Gee. In the second half the home side tightened things up and Mc Fadden and Francis Gallagher had good chances to extend the lead but couldn’t convert. In the 72nd minute Neil Lloyd made it 1-1 when he broke the off side trap and lobbed the outrushing keeper. Both sides continued to have chances however it was Odhran Molloy who netted the winner for United in the 87th minute when he neatly slotted the ball past O’Brien. Neil Lloyd and Justin Mc Bride played well for Curragh with Ciaran Mc Fadden and Frank Mc Gee excelling for United. Referee: Victor RaineyKeadue Rovers 2 Whitestrand United 0Keadue opened up their league campaign with a good win at home to Whitestrand on Sunday at Central Park. Whitestrand had the slightly brighter opening and had the first chance on three minutes with a deflected effort. They remained the brighter team in the opening ten minutes but Keadue soon got a chance and on twelve minutes they took the lead when good work down the right wing from Ryan Rodgers and Donal Rodgers lead to a ball played through to Sean Yank Boyle and he made no mistake. Keadue’s Conor Greene could’ve made it two on thirty four minutes but his far post header was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Paddy Kelly. The second half started with Keadue on top. Whitestrand however looked dangerous at times. Keadue went two up on sixty five minutes when sub Sean Bonners’ good work led to Sean Sharkey running through and hitting the post while the follow up was slotted home from Sean Yank Boyle. For the last twenty minutes of the game Keadue were well in control. Best for Whitestrand were Paddy Kelly, Paul Lynch and Ryan Mc Cleary while best for Keadue were Sean Yank Boyle, Ryan Rodgers and Conor Greene.Lagan Harps 2 Copany Rovers 1A well contested opening half ended scoreless despite both sides creating chances. Copany got the opener on forty nine minutes as after great cross from the flank by Marty McGrath was headed home by Lee Doherty at the back post. Lagan pressed hard and were rewarded on fifty five minutes when a free was well worked by Kevin Kelly and Stephen O’Donnell with latter crossing for Eunan Diver to slam home the equaliser from ten yards. On sixty minutes a long throw into the Copany box caused all sorts of chaos and the ball broke to Austin Marron who was upended and a penalty awarded to Lagan. The penalty was taken by Stephen O’ Donnell but the Copany keeper got down well to his left and made a great save. Copany were dropping deeper and deeper and a cross from Kevin Kelly was cleared to the edge of the box before Glenn Gallagher’s shot was again well saved by the keeper. Lagan got their second goal on seventy five minutes with a well worked goal started by Ronan Sweeney who played Austin Marron down the right, his strong run and cross was headed powerfully to the net by Stephen O’Donnell making amends for his penalty miss. Best for Lagan Ronan Sweeney & Gerard Hilly. Best for Copany Stephen Doherty & Callum Gallagher. Referee: Martin Mc AnennyKerrykeel ’71 FC 6 Dunkineely Celtic 2Kerrykeel had the perfect start when Mark Friel met a brilliant Patrick Mc Conigley cross and fired home from 12 yards in the second minute. Dunkineely drew level on eighteen minutes when Paul Murrin scored with an excellent 25 yard strike that gave Brendan Friel no chance. As half time approached Kerrykeel scored two quick-fire goals on forty and forty four minutes, the first a brilliant strike from Mark Friel and the second a great individual effort from Barney Mc Bride. Mark Friel completed his hat-trick when a defensive error allowed him to fire home from six yards. Colm Mc Gonigle got the goal his performance deserved on sixty five minutes when he found space in the middle and observed the Dunkineely keeper of his line and fired the ball over his head much to the delight of the local support. Andrew Mackie got a consolation goal on eighty minutes when he broke the off-side trap. Mark Friel rounded off the scoring on ninety minutes. Best for the ’71 were Seimie Friel, Paul Friel, Mark Friel and Barney Mc Bride. Team performance from Dunkineely. Referee: Brian O’ KaneCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 2 Deele Harps 0Aiden Mc Laughlin for the home side headed over from ten yards on six minutes after a good cross in from the right from Darren Ashmore. Tiernan Mc Mullan came close for the visitors on ten minutes only to see his shot from the edge of the box just go over the bar and two minutes later he shot wide from ten yards after a good through ball from Jamie Gallagher. Bonagee took the lead on forty minutes when Darren Ashmore headed home from a Kevin Doran corner. Both keepers were in fine form and Curran made two good save from an Aiden Mc Laughlin header and Darren Ashmore shot. Carr in the home goal was the busier keeper and pulled of three good saves in the space of five minutes from Breslin twice and Gerry Crawford. Bonagee got their second on eighty five minutes when Garry Patton broke down the right and his cross into the box struck the defender on the arm and the referee pointed to the spot. Darren Ashmore made no mistake from the spot to give the home team a very hard earned three points.Raphoe Town 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Raphoe Town welcomed Letterbarrow Celtic to the Deele College grounds on a fine day for the opening game of the new season . Letterbarrow started the better and where first to every ball in the first ten minutes of the game without really testing Paul Carberry in the Raphoe goal. Raphoe started to take control after this with Christy Bogle and Paddy Gallagher causing all sorts of bother from the wing. Raphoe opened the scoring when a fine through ball from Stephen Laird put Christy Bogle in and he rounded the keeper and stroked the ball home. Raphoe could have added to this but for some wayward shooting and fine goalkeeping. Raphoe controlled the second half but Letterbarrow were dangerous from set pieces and Paul Carberry made a fantastic save from a flick on from a throw in. Raphoe put the game to bed in the 80th minute when Keelin Gillen finished well after great work by Dean Mc Connell. Team performance by Letterbarrow who pushed Raphoe all the way. Best for Raphoe were Christy Bogle and the outstanding Tom Mc Hugh. Referee: Michael MulhernGlenree United 2 Ballybofey United 2Glenree started well but couldn’t score. In the 20th minute Ballybofey won a corner kick which Mark Marley rose highest to power past the keeper. This gave the Ballybofey squad a lift and they started to get a foothold in the game but not creating any real clear cut chances from close range. To the home side’s credit they dug in and started to get back on top. Barney Boyce fired them back on level terms in the 38th minute. In the second half both sides started strong with Ballybofey making a tactical change on the wing and it was coming down to a midfield battle between both teams. The home side got behind the away defence quiet a few times but the final ball was letting them down. On 67minutes a lovely lofted pass was hit towards Marty Mc Laughlin who calmly jinxed past two players and slotted past the keeper. The game opened up after this as the away side pushed for the equaliser. In the 83rd minute Ballybofey came good after a quick throw in wasn’t dealt with and the winger fired in a good pass to Ryan Kelly who wasn’t going to miss from 2yards out. The match ended in a draw and on reflection a fair result after both teams put in a good battling performance on the opening game of the season. Referee: Joe Mc HughConvoy Arsenal 5 Eany Celtic 0From the first whistle Convoy started strongly and settled really well into the game. The Eany defence was breached on a number of occasions before Convoy broke the deadlock, with Conor Cairns getting the final touch on a corner in the 10th minute. Convoy continued to play some great football with Eany struggling to get a foothold in the game. Convoy’s pressure told in the 25th minute when Mickey Melaugh drilled the ball into the bottom corner. Convoy made plenty of more chances but just couldn’t put the ball away. It took until injury time at the end of the first half for the third goal to come and it was a Gary Brolly header that did it. There was no let up after the break as Convoy pilled more misery onto Eany with Mark Mailey getting their fourth in the 51st minute. The fifth came five minutes later when Darren Harvey slotted home to complete a well worked move. The tempo dropped a little in the last half an hour with Convoy unable to add to their tally and Eany not really creating any clear cut chances. RefereSaturday ReportsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlencar Celtic 6 Donegal Town Reserves 1Glencar started their league title defence with a tricky first game against a youthful but spirited Donegal Reserve side. Donegal started brightest and went ahead through a header at the back post. Glencar were back on level terms shortly afterwards through Steven Brown. Glencar kept the pressure on and Brown found net again for his 2nd of the game. New signing Sean Houston extended Glencar’s lead with a fine finish from the edge of the area. Jason Doherty, Glencar’s other summer signing, opened his account shortly afterwards giving Glencar a 4-1 half time advantage. On 75 minutes substitute Declan Scanlon did well before slotting home to make it 5-1 to the home side. With time nearly up Glencar got their 6th through Doherty who finished neatly.Fintown Harps AFC 3 Erne Wanderers 1Fintown Harps welcomed Erne Wanderers to Pairc Achla for the season’s league opener but sent them back to Ballyshannon with no points accrued. Ciaran Thompson opened the scoring in the 3rd minute and the result was never really in doubt as the home side scored two more either side of an Erne strike. Both sides did create chances without taking full advantage.Orchard FC 3 Glenree United Reserves 1(No Report Available)Castlefin Celtic Reserves 4 Glenea United Reserves 4An entertaining league opener in Park View saw an eight goal thriller with the points shared. Castlefin took the lead on 12 minutes when Marty Meadows found Gavin McNulty free on edge of box, McNulty slotted home. Castlefin doubled their lead 4 minutes later, Paddy Dooher scoring through a crowded penalty area. Glenea pulled one back on 19 minutes when a free kick from Dean Mc Carry went straight into the net. Ciaran Gallagher in the Glenea goal was in top form to deny Marty Meadows twice and then Darragh Redmond. Neil Anthony Mc Keever levelled the game as half time loomed.A twenty yard Dean Mc Carry strike gave Glenea an early second half advantage. Glenea made it 4-2 on 54 minutes with a powerful 30 yard strike straight into top corner from Lee O’Brien. Seamus Kee in the Castlefin goal made two fine saves to deny Glenea efforts. Castlefin pulled one back on 73 minutes when Brian Dooher’s cross found Gavin McNulty in the box, McNulty’s volley found the roof of the net. Castlefin found the equaliser 10 minutes from time when Thomas Devlin’s shot from close range found the back of the net.Referee: Michael Mulhern. A team performance from Castlefin while Ciaran Gallagher was best for Glenea.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1Milford Reserves got the season off to a great start with a hard fought win over Keadue Reserves. Keadue started brightly and stretched Milford’s defence with long balls. Milford took a while to get into it but started to get some joy down the wings and it was from a Lee Burke cross that Ciaran Blaney scored with a close range shot. Keadue got back into it when Ryan Green scored a free from 40 yards. Milford took the lead just before half time when Johnny Sweeney flicked on a through ball for JJ Fleming to score. Keadue got their chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty ten minutes from time but Simon Mc Ateer saved well and Milford held on for the three points.Cranford United Reserves 3 Curragh Athletic Reserves 0Curragh Reserves looked sharp in the first half an hour with Cranford Reserves doing well to hang in. The deadlock was broken when Dale McFadden won the home side a penalty with Joe Gallagher converting, making it 1-0. Cranford looked stronger at the back in the second half and made it two with Paddy Doohan nodding the ball down to Ryan McDaid who scored. Curragh retained the ball better than Cranford in the last twenty minutes but ultimately Cranford looked like a much more dangerous side. The win was sealed when Paul Gallagher broke through the Curragh defence and went round the keeper to make it three. Curragh gave a good team performance moving the ball well and best for Cranford were James Mc Bride, Naoise Cullen, Darren Lynch and Ryan McDaid.Ramelton Mariners 4 Drumbar FC 1After a tight opening spell Ramelton opened the scoring with a looping header from Cory Mc Cahill over the Drumbar keeper’s head. The score remained the same until 70 minutes when Ramelton scored again, this time through Anthony Fisher. A third followed from Cory Mc Cahill before Drumbar got back in the match with a goal from sub Dylan Johnstone. Brendan Willie added a fourth for the Mariners. Best for Drumbar was Daniel Bennett. Best for Ramelton Mariners was Cory Mc CahillTullyvinney Rovers 6 Mulroy Celtic 2Tullyvinney started brightly and after just five minutes Joel Cromie opened the scoring when he slid the ball under the outrushing Shane Friel in the Mulroy goals. Mulroy had a chance to level on 15 minutes but a free kick from the edge of the box was parried away by Nigel Hegarty in the Tullyvinney goal. Friel was also doing well in the Mulroy goals. Mulroy equalised against the run of play when, from a corner, Tullyvinney forward Renato headed the ball into the top corner of his own goal to give the Fanad men a lifeline. Tullyvinney got their second of the game and went back in front when Cromie weaved his way through a barrage of Mulroy defenders and cooly smashed the ball into the bottom corner of the net with a superb individual effort. Two became three shortly into the second half when Redmond Doherty smashed home a pinpoint header from a Square McNulty corner to put breathing space between the sides. A Tullyvinney penalty converted by Square McNulty put Rovers 4-1 ahead. Mulroy got a lifeline when Michael Shields was adjudged to have handled the ball in his own box, Patrick Mc Elwaine cooly put his penalty into the bottom corner. Square McNulty and Redmond Doherty added to their tally as Tullyvinney ran out comfortable winners in the end. Best for Tullyvinney Square Mc Nulty, Redmond Doherty and Joel Cromie. Best for Mulroy, Shane Friel and Patrick Mc Elwaine.Gweedore United Reserves 2 Strand Rovers 4Strand started brightly but were caught on the counter attack on 10 minutes when Darren Ferry found Sean Paul Mc Mahon who finished well to put Gweedore one up. Paddy Glackin equalised for Strand Rovers with a neat finish just on half time. Strand Rovers took the lead on 65 minutes when they were awarded a penalty which Brendan Brennan calmly slotted home. The teams were level again on 70 minutes when Sean Paul Mc Mahon scored direct from a free kick from 20 yards. Strand Rovers finished strongly with a second goal form Brendan Brennan on 80 minutes putting them ahead and an 88th minute strike from Doalty Boyle wrapping up the points. Referee: Barry Hunter.Donegal Junior LeagueResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlencar Celtic 6 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesFintown Harps AFC 3 v 1 Erne WanderersOrchard FC 3 v 1 Glenree United ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 4 v 4 Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 v 1 Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves 3 v 0 Curragh Athletic ReservesRamelton Mariners 4 v 1 Drumbar FCTullyvinney Rovers 6 v 2 Mulroy CelticGweedore United Reserves 2 v 4 Strand RoversBrian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 2 v 2 Rathmullan CelticSt Catherines 6 v 0 Lifford CelticGweedore Celtic 1 v 1 Milford UnitedDrumoghill 2 v 0 Kildrum TigersCappry Rovers 2 v 0 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 2 Castlefin CelticGweedore United 2 v 1 Curragh AthleticKeadue Rovers 2 v 0 Whitestrand UnitedLagan Harps 2 v 1 Copany RoversKerrykeel ’71 FC 6 v 2 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 2 v 0 Deele HarpsRaphoe Town 2 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticGlenree United 2 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedConvoy Arsenal 5 v 0 Eany CelticDonegal Junior LeagueFixturesSaturday 13-09-2014 K.O. 2pm (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers v Orchard F.C.St. Catherines Reserves v Fintown Harps AFCDonegal Town Reserves v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Glenea United Reserves v Glencar CelticGlenree United Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Cranford United ReservesMulroy Celtic v Strand RoversFAI Junior CupRamelton Mariners v Drumbar F.C.Sunday 14-09-2014 K.O. 2pm (Unless Stated)Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic v St. CatherinesLifford Celtic v Gweedore CelticGlenea United v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic v Curragh AthleticDunkineely Celtic v Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore United v Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps v Raphoe TownEany Celtic v Bonagee UnitedFAI Junior CupGlenree United v Milford UnitedCopany Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Cappry Rovers v Whitestrand UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 7th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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RORY GALLAGHER EXPECTED TO CUT HIS SQUAD AHEAD OF NATIONAL LEAGUE CAMPAIGN

first_imgRory Gallagher will make cuts to his squad for the forthcoming National League and Ulster Championship campaigns.Donegal manager Rory Gallagher is expected to make cuts from the squad he used during the Dr McKenna Cup competition as he welcomes back the majority of his squad for this weekend’s clash with Derry.Donegal begin their Allianz National League campaign this Saturday at Mac Cumhaill Park against Derry.Gallagher thus far has used the Dr McKenna Cup competition to give new players an opportunity to impress at inter-county level. Gallagher has handed several players their debuts at inter-county level and also given fringe players under Jim McGuinness more game time as an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular starting berth.Gallagher handed debuts to Glenswilly duo Joe Gibbons and Eamon Ward, while he also re-called Gary McFadden who left the squad under the tenure of McGuinness.There were debuts for Kilcar duo Ciaran McGinley and Eoin McHugh who worked under Gallagher at club level.Ryan Malley (Ardara) Ciaran McCaughey (Bundoran) Conor Parke (St Eunan’s) Willie Gillespie (Naomh Colmcille) Malachy McDermott (Moville) and Sean Hensey (St Eunan’s) also were handed their Donegal debuts by Gallagher in this year’s competition. It is not yet known out of those given opportunities will remain part of the panel for the rest of the 2015 campaign.Gallagher fielded experimental sides during the course of the competition and while he re-integrated Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye, Frank McGlynn and Paul Durcan back into the team the majority of the squad used last year seen very little game time.Neil Gallagher, Frank McGlynn and Michael Murphy also featured but with return of Donegal’s senior stars now imminent with Derry’s arrival in Ballybofey on Saturday. Gallagher will be forced to cut players from his squad.Gallagher’s expected to name his official squad later in the week for both the forthcoming Allianz National League and Ulster Championship campaigns.For those who can’t make the game on Saturday evening, the game will be screened live on Setanta Sports Ireland, coverage starts from 7pm. RORY GALLAGHER EXPECTED TO CUT HIS SQUAD AHEAD OF NATIONAL LEAGUE CAMPAIGN was last modified: January 26th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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Competition Is Not Why Salespeople Behave Badly

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The first time I wrote about competition on my blog, I received a number of negative comments and a few emails. The people reached out to me were unhappy with my describing sales as a “blood sport.” It was hyperbolic, for sure, but I was trying to make a point about the nature of sales, namely that it is a zero sum game (a game where one wins and everyone else loses). In their view, even speaking of competition in terms of winning and losing was enough to cause sales to abandon their integrity and employ a “whatever it takes” approach to selling.Zero SumBelieving that the zero sum nature of sale is what causes bad sales behaviors is to misunderstand how one wins clients and what really causes high pressure, hard sell, smarmy, self-oriented, and illegal or immoral tactics.Just beating the competition is no longer acceptable. It’s about putting them in their place–second place–and keeping them there. Eat Their Lunch is direct, on point, and on the money. Your money. – Jeffrey GitomerClient acquisition is where businesses compete in the marketplace, and in B2B sales most of that competition occurs in sales (with marketing being less of a factor than in B2C sales). You never see the accounting managers or the directors of operations for two different companies competing with each other. It’s rare that you see anyone outside of sales sitting in a company’s lobby waiting for their competitor to finish their presentation so they can follow them with a presentation designed to ensure they win—and the person whose name sits right above them on the sign in sheet loses. If you do see an operations person in the client’s lobby, there is no doubt they are accompanied by a salesperson.Almost none of the salespeople who compete for business are willing to put their integrity or their reputation on the line to win a deal. They know that trust is the currency in which they trade, and that once lost, it may be gone forever. This is why salespeople prefer to lose than to lie to a client. There are, however, a small minority of who operate outside the boundaries of fair play.Low Moral IntelligenceThe small minority of salespeople who behave badly do so because they have a low moral intelligence, or what we call MQ. When people believe competition means they need to do “whatever it takes,” their low moral intelligence is what cause them to do things like lie to clients about other companies, lie about their own capabilities, offering kickbacks, hiding terms and conditions, and using high pressure techniques.Competition is no more responsible for the bad behavior of the salespeople than it is the bad behavior of CEOs, CFOs, or the athlete that cheats to win a game. Competition is built on fair play, not cheating.last_img read more

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‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines just absorbed a disappointing loss at the hands of Kazakhstan in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19, but Alyssa Valdez remains unfazed.“We’re here to learn, we’re here to fight, we’re here to win,” said Valdez Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here. “Teamwork will bring us to a good finish, and we’ll give our 101 percent to achieve that.”ADVERTISEMENT “That’s what we want to show to the people, that we will fight.”The Philippines finished the group stage with a 1-1 record and trail the 2-0 Kazakhs in Pool A.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsValdez, who scored a combined 28 points in the both games, hopes they can bring whatever lessons they learned in their loss to Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals where they are set to face Pool C leaders Korea.“There comes a point where you just tell yourself that we should just accept the challenges and learn the lessons we need to advance,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is still a long tournament, this isn’t the end.” “This is the first time that this group has been together to represent the country and I hope this continues until we achieve that perfect chemistry.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Co rues dwindling number of Mapua players due to injuries Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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