Graduating Tamaraws leave mark at FEU

first_imgThe names Axel Iñigo, Richard Escoto, Jasper Parker, and RJ Ramirez would never get into a conversation about being the best players in the UAAP for the past five years.ADVERTISEMENT But if there was ever a Tamaraw for almost his school educational life it has to be Richard Escoto who went to FEU Diliman in high school.“I want to thank FEU for giving me the eight years I had, from high school to college I was already here,” said Escoto who also played with older brother Russell in college, in Filipino “To the coaches, the bosses, the community, and of course the students, thank you for the support.”“Axel is one of my smartest players and I wouldn’t be surprised if he coaches someday,” said Racela. “You can’t discount Richard’s heart, he’s undersized but he makes up for it with hard work and a fighting heart.” LATEST STORIES Guiao on Kai Sotto: ‘He’s a fighter, he doesn’t get intimidated’ Parker and Ramirez didn’t spend the whole five years with the Tamaraws in the UAAP as both were transferees from Southwestern University in Cebu and Humber College in Toronto, respectively.“I thank FEU for giving me the things to take to the next level,” said Parker. “My teammates and I created a brotherhood off the court that you can take for the rest of your lives, they’re friends for life, so I’m thankful.”“I’m super thankful for playing with these guys, playing under coach Olsen,” said Ramirez. “I learned a lot of new things, just being patient and learning a lot from him.”Iñigo also didn’t play the whole five-year UAAP eligibility with FEU since he started his collegiate career with Adamson University but he was already there when the Tamaraws lost to the Blue Eagles in the Season 79 Final Four, which started a string of three straight semifinal losses to Ateneo.“Right now I have mixed emotions because I’m sad and happy because it feels so good to wear that FEU uniform because I was with Adamson for the first two years,” said Iñigo in Filipino. “When I got to FEU I became a better student, a better person, and FEU really gave me everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 elims08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Those names are sure stable players when they play their roles but they’re no superstars.Still those four helped construct the Tamaraws’ backbone for several years in the UAAP.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“I already thanked them earlier,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela after the Tamaraws exited the UAAP Season 81 Final Four following an 80-61 loss to Ateneo 80-61 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“JR [Parker] is one of the quickest guards we have in the UAAP, RJ provided us with so much energy and it just so happened that we have so many guards in this roster and that cut off his playing time but I appreciate his patience,” added Racela. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more


first_imgIn this third article of the series centered on the mechanics and necessity of thanksgiving particular attention will be paid to the question,“How should we give thanks to God and one another? Is thanksgiving an art? How then may it be mastered? How can one learn, maintain and teach others the art of thanksgiving? How may we adults teach our children to make thanksgiving a lifetime habit? Why is it important to know how to give thanks? These questions and others will be explored in this article. The second article on why is it essential to give thanks to God and one another observed the following: All human beings are encouraged and in fact commanded to give thanks to God in all circumstances and situations because God Almighty is the Source of all that each person is and has. The writer of Psalm 24 puts it accurately: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein” (14:1). The basis of all thanksgiving to God is that God is the Owner of us all and we are all mere stewards of his bounty. As stewards we manage what does not belong to us and are therefore accountable to the Owner. Our life and whatever comes with it is given on trusteeship. When we give him thanks in thought, word, and in deed we acknowledge that fact.We give and ought to give God praise and thanks because we depend on him for every success and blessing of life. Our ingenuity, great planning and industry would amount to nothing if God does not give the rain and sunshine. Where would we be if he does not give health and strength? As Paul the Apostle right confessed: “I plant and Apollos waters but it is God alone who gives the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:6).It is also our bounding duty to give thanks to one another for the good things we enjoy from one another (advice, guidance, encouragement, practical support that gives real relief in time of need, and the various ways others come alongside us to keep us going on in life). We depend on God and one another for whatever we have and enjoy in life. Ingratitude hurts. Conversely thanksgiving brings joy and warmth to God and the human heart. It ignites and propels the divine spark in each one of us. It begets more desire for goodness in the human thought and motivates for positive actions. We give thanks to express our dependence on God and on one another and this simple art of gratitude geminates goodness in ourselves and in others. While thanksgiving is essential to the health and wellbeing of individual and communal life, it has to be learnt and maintained by a conscious effort of the will, mind and strength. It is a simple art with profound effects on self and others and yet it is rare and has to be learned. Like most things it is learnt by practice. We show gratitude by saying “thank you” sincerely when anybody is kind to us in many different ways such as giving us food, clothes, a place to stay, direction, advice, school fees, and any kind of support. We should tell God Almighty “thank you” in the morning first thing, in the evening last thing, midday and whenever we remember to do so all through day for all the good as well as the bad things we receive and experience, for being alive and for strength to carry in spite of all problems and obstacles.We can thank God and other people by being kind to those who need our help desperately. When we seek out those who are in most need and provide care for them we show our gratitude to God whom we do not see physically. But when we are mean and nasty to others then we are ungrateful to God who is most kind to us; for we are returning evil for good. Some people help us and do not need our help in terms of money or other material kind, we return them thanks by giving and caring for those who are less fortunate than us.Thanksgiving emanates from an attitude and we can pray and fill our hearts and minds with thoughts of thankfulness even amid difficulties and problems in life. One expert, Warren Wiersbe says, “Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory.” In other words it is not so much what happens but how one interprets and one can choose to think positively about lots of things including the ugly ones. We can choose to see and acknowledge the good in people and situations which are thought to be unfortunate. We can consciously choose to find reasons to thank God and others even when times and things are tough with us. This will help us get rid of some of the negativity and make us cheerful amid trials and tribulations.We can also help others, especially those we have influence over (our children and dependents) by setting example and by gently teaching and encouraging them to be grateful to God and others in various situations of life. By learning and keeping the good habit of thankfulness we free ourselves of bitterness, envy, jealously and cultivate a positive attitude of faith, hope and goodwill towards all. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Energetic City to hold 2nd annual Energy Expo

first_imgTaking place at the Pomeroy Hotel Sept. 21 and 22 is the second annual Fort St. John Energy Expo, being presented by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Energy Services B.C.The expo will feature over 50 exhibitors from across the oil and gas industry and offers B.C. businesses the opportunity to interact with producers regarding the future operations of the industry.It will also provide the chance to gain insight into a variety of issues such as health, safety and environmental requirements.- Advertisement -The expo will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21 and will run from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 the expo will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.last_img read more

Mountain lions attack pets in L.A. foothills

first_imgThat incident, just northeast of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was one of 200 or so domestic animals lost to mountain lions in California every year, a state Department of Fish and Game biologist told the newspaper. Mountain lions live in the rough country above Malibu, Santa Clarita and the entire San Gabriel range, flanking the Los Angeles basin’s north fringe. And with a record-setting drought causing deer to edge into suburban areas browsing for food, the lions are following. “People with rose gardens are going to attract deer like you wouldn’t believe,” said Michelle Roache, deputy director of special enforcement for the Los Angeles County Animal Control Department. Deer are No. 1 on the lions’ menu. By City News Service More dogs and cats in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills are being eaten by mountain lions, and residents of the hills are again being warned to watch out for the big cats, it was reported Sunday. One Altadena resident heard a neighbor’s dog bark for 10 minutes in the middle of the night, then the bark turned into a growl. That was the last ever heard from the 60-pound Labrador-mix dog, who was hauled over a 5-foot-high fence by the cat, the Pasadena Star-News reported. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA Nationwide special featuring some of Donegal’s most famous characters and sites is to feature on RTE this evening.The three items to feature on this evening’s porgramme on RTE 1 at 7pm features the story of Fr.James McDyer of Glencomcille, the cliffs at Sliabh League and also the story of Kilcar yarns.Viewers can hear the story of Fr McDyer – a remarkable man who many say was ahead of his time and who would love to have around today. He came to Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal in the early 1950s to a glen scourged by emigration and set about transforming the lives of its people – creating jobs and much more besides. Using footage from the RTÉ archives and some recently discovered film shot by the man himself, Eileen Magnier tells the story of Father James McDyer. The team also finds out about the beauty of what has been described as the jewel in the Crown of Co. Donegal, the highest cliffs in Europe on the Sliabh League Peninsula.The show also features the fascinating story of Donegal tweed. It’s renowned worldwide and used by some of the world’s top fashion designers and it came from a little village in south west Donegal. Call it Donegal Yarn or Donegal Tweed – it’s a unique yarn used for spinning and knitting and it’s made in Kilcar in one of the few traditional wool spinning mills left. Coming in as raw wool, it’s worked through to a finished multicoloured fleck yarn and despite challenging economic times – business is booming!EndsRTE’S NATIONWIDE TO FEATURE DONEGAL THIS EVENING was last modified: August 19th, 2011 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:donegalKilcar yarnsNationwideRTESliabh Leaguelast_img read more

Every 2018/19 Champions League home kit rated and ranked

first_imgOf course, with so many people watching, teams have got to dress to impress.The Champions League is the chance for clubs to show off their kits on the biggest stage, but which team will have the best kit on display in Europe this season? have rated and ranked the home shirts for all 32 teams qualified for the 2018/19 Champions League, and you can see the results below… Stop with the gradients! Suffering from the same problems as Man United’s kit, even if Spurs at least have workable colours. 33 31. Manchester United 33 on target 27. Manchester City 33 19. Bayern Munich 33 33 33 30. Galatasaray 33 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Guessing the printer smudged as PSG’s shirts were getting made? 33 33 Like Brugge, Inter mix blue and black excellently. They don’t even get marked down for their narrow stripes because of just how eye catching their famous sponsor is. 33 33 The colours don’t really go together which means Gala’s kits never look particularly great. BOOST 33 Real Madrid are the reigning champions having defeated Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final 33 33 Boringly dull and completely forgettable. 29. Tottenham Hotspur 20. Porto Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 1. Young Boys 7. PSV Eindhoven A classic design that will go down well every year. Still the hipster choice. 33 25. Viktoria Plzen Seemingly unable to decide whether it’s beautiful or horrible, this shirt falls somewhere towards the latter. The colour combination is woeful, but the horizontal stripes are awesome. So close to perfection, yet so far. 3. Crvena Zvezda 22. Real Madrid Blandness to the extreme. And a sponsor that is placed far, far too high. 18. Club Brugge Boringly dull and completely forgettable. That armpit-high green and white line takes a boring shirt and makes it rather brilliant. There’s something very militant about the design. 33 ready? Lucky enough to utilise a brilliant colour scheme, Dortmund are never not going to have good kits 17. Shakhtar Donetsk 33 28. Schalke 04 33 Aiming high The Champions League is coming ever closer with all 32 participants confirmed and the draw taking place later today.It is the pinnacle of European club football, and people from all across the globe are glued to every match of the competition. Brilliant colour, brilliant sponsor, and a pattern bizarre enough to be regarded as cool. Oh, and there’s a panther. Monaco will always rank high for having such an individual shirt design. 33center_img Brilliantly iconic, if slightly boring in relation to some of this year’s finer efforts. 5. Ajax 21. CSKA Moscow 33 Striking red and white stripes made even better by the inclusion of the white band across the front. It’s iconic for Shakhtar, but it would be nice to see them try something different for once. 33 33 24. Paris Saint-Germain 12. Lokomotiv Moscow Again, boringly dull and completely forgettable. At least the red is nice enough to earn some extra marks. The gold embellishment on this centenary kit turns another plain shirt into something of masterpiece 33 14. Internazionale Horrible logo, dreadful gradient and the mixing of two colours that hardly ever look good together. 32. Hoffenheim 15. Roma 9. Valencia 33 Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available 33 Classic colours but stripes that are few too narrow. 4. AEK Athens A nice use of stripes and a brilliant colour combination produce a striking effort. 33 26. Benfica Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Not as good as the shirt they wore last season, but Liverpool have still knocked it out the park with another retro effort. Another kit using something of a military theme, Lyon’s shirt is definitely one of the most eye catching in the competition. There’s something just so striking about CSKA’s red and blue combination. And the sponsor looks fantastic. The gold trim on the stripes ties Red Star’s shirt in brilliantly with their badge. This would take first place if only the sponsor was smaller. Eye catching colours in brilliantly sized stripes, though the sponsor looks a bit out of place. 10. Borussia Dortmund 33 33 33 33 6. Juventus 11. Liverpool 23. Barcelona 33 Improving on their usual efforts with the lovely narrow lines that extend from the centre of the shirt. 33 8. Lyon There’s something very 1980s about AEK’s kit, which can only be a good thing. This is how stripes should be done from now on. This is just such a classy design. Latest Champions League news 33 The faded chevrons turn a plain kit into something much, much nicer. 2. Napoli 16. Atletico Madrid 13. Monaco It might by plain, but Roma’s colour combination is just outstandingly beautiful. Now this is a shirt. The central stripes look amazing and contrast so well with the yellow, and the sponsor gives the kit a real 1970s vibe. What better way to celebrate a return to the European Cup than go seriously retro.last_img read more

Leeds dealt further blows as trio ruled out days after Bamford injury

first_img Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer “So we have four players missing, three of them are offensive players and I have to take this into account.“But we have solutions to face these problems. I have to contend with that on Saturday. We’ve designed the group so that we can solve these kind of problems.” stalemate Berardi is also a big loss, having played every minute of Leeds‘ league season so far at the heart of their defence.Speaking in his press conference, Bielsa said: “He [Roofe] received a kick that does not allow him to play. Latest Championship news Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack goalless Roofe is Leeds’ leading scorer with four goals in six games Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 EFL result Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues 2 Leeds are without three attacking players, including Hernandez (above) ROUND-UP Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off GREAT NEWS Leeds have been dealt a string of further injury blows following the news Patrick Bamford will be out of action until the new year.Earlier this week it was confirmed Bamford, the forward, will miss around four months of football due to knee ligament damage, and manager Marcelo Bielsa has now revealed further woes.Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi are all to miss this weekend’s clash at Millwall, meaning Leeds are without their big-money signing (Bamford), their top scorer (Roofe) and their joint-second top scorer (Hernandez). Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place impact REPLY Hernandez, who has three goals and two assists this season, is expected to be out of action for up to five weeks, while Berardi could be back before the end of the month.last_img read more


first_imgThe snow is here! readers have contacted us to say there is sleet close to the entrance of Glenveagh National Park stretching back to Dunlewey.There were also very high winds reported in Gaoth Dobhair. The readers told us “It was freezing when I was traveling over to Letterkenny this morning from Gaoth Dobhair.“But I couldn’t believe it when we were driving past the gates of Glenveagha nd the side of the road was white. It was covered in sleet.”The county is currently being battered and bruised by high winds, hail and driving rain from ex-hurricane Ophelia.Did you see snow or sleet on your travels this morning? Let us know at EndsSNOW FALLS IN DONEGAL AS COUNTY IS BATTERED BY HIGH WINDS AND DRIVING RAIN was last modified: October 6th, 2011 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)last_img read more

That’s commitment

first_imgWe can say at least this much for members of the Los Angeles City Council: They’re committed to preserving the white elephant L.A. Convention Center, no matter what it costs. But are they committed to finding money to preserve the neighborhoods of Los Angeles? The jury’s still out on that one. As for the Convention Center, its place in the council members’ hearts couldn’t be more obvious. They pour $1 million a year into the downtown money pit just to keep its books balanced. That’s on top of some $30 million in annual debt financing. A less committed city council might just decide to pull the plug on the Convention Center once and for all. But not this council. On Friday, it unanimously voted to pump up the facility with as much as $270 million for a massive, 56-story Convention Center hotel. That’s commitment. It takes, if nothing else, real guts to throw good money after bad. Not that there isn’t a potential upside. The new hotel will bring more business and thus tax revenue to the planned l.a. live sports-entertainment zone, which will do wonders to revive the neighborhood. And perhaps between l.a. live and the new hotel, the Convention Center might finally become solvent and make downtown a lively place after dark. Stranger things have happened. But it would be truly strange – and welcome – if the council would demonstrate the same kind of commitment to the rest of L.A. as it’s shown to the Convention Center and downtown. What do the city’s leaders now plan to do for the rest of L.A.’s neighborhoods, which suffer for lack of jobs, crumbling streets, poor schools and exorbitant housing costs? “We need to look at this kind of partnership across the city and not just downtown,” says Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, and she’s right. But saying the right thing is a far cry from doing it. Council members have shown they’re willing to move mountains for downtown. They’re gearing up to give blanket approval to another public giveaway for the Grand Avenue project. But the mayor, council and the people who pull their strings ought to park that plan at least until they put forward comprehensive visions for North Hollywood, the Northeast Valley and half a dozen other parts of the city that are prime redevelopment areas.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Climbs Into ITA National Rankings

first_imgFollowing three wins last weekend, the Drake University men’s tennis team entered the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings this week at No. 46.The Bulldogs defeated Utah State, Indiana and UC Santa Barbara over the weekend to improve to 7-3 this season.Additionally, a pair of Bulldogs entered the individual national rankings.Tom Hands, the reigning Summit League Player of the Week, is now ranked 64th in the ITA rankings after a perfect weekend at No. 2 singles that included defeating the No. 25 player in the nation to break a stalemate with UC Santa Barbara and earn a team win over the Gauchos.Vinny Gillespie, the Bulldogs’ stalwart at No. 1 singles also joined the rankings at a tie for No. 72.The Bulldogs aim to improve that ranking this weekend when they host four matches at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The weekend begins Friday at noon against Oregon, followed by a nightcap against Omaha. The team returns to the court Saturday to host North Dakota and Nebraska. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more