Offers real, but dad says Kai Sotto will remain with Ateneo

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Earvin added his family has rejected feelers for Kai to fly abroad and play there, but denied that there was a cash value attached to those offers.The seven-foot-1 Kai powered the Blue Eaglets to the UAAP junior title over the NU Bullpups.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 ChrissKai and AJ Edu also formed a formidable combination at the post for Batang Gilas, which booked a berth to the Fiba under-19 World Cup in Greece after reaching the semifinals of the 2018 Under-18 Asian championship in Nonthaburi, Thailand.It will be the second stint in the World Cup for Sotto, who averaged 16.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game when the Philippines finished 13th in the 2018 U17 World Cup in Argentina. 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 STAYING PUT. Kai Sotto is not leaving Ateneo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Zachary Sotto has been dubbed as the future of Philippine basketball. And that’s exactly where he’ll be strutting his wares, at least for the moment.Earvin Sotto, the former professional journeyman and Kai’s father, told the Inquirer that his 16-year-old son will continue to don the Ateneo Blue Eaglets colors in the UAAP juniors basketball wars.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img NCAA: EAC upsets Benilde in scrappy outing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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Crusaders trounce Brumbies as Folau makes history

first_imgFolau scored for the NSW Waratahs midway through the first half against the Auckland Blues for his 60th try, eclipsing the previous record of 59 by New Zealander Doug Howlett who retired 12 years ago.But it was the resurgent Blues who celebrated at the final whistle with a 32-29 victory to complete four consecutive wins for the first time since 2011.On a triple-header night, the impressive Rebels outclassed Japan’s Sunwolves 42-15 in Melbourne with Reece Hodge getting a treble and Quade Cooper booting six goals to keep them top of the Australian conference.The gunning down of 50 Muslims by an alleged white supremacist has forced the Crusaders to rethink its branding given the link to the medieval Crusades, and the familiar sword-wielding knights on horseback have been dropped from the pre-match entertainment.But they retained their familiar ability to find an extra gear when under pressure to retain their position at the head of the table.The penalties that blighted their first half — when they conceded eight — disappeared and they found the precision that was missing.Captain Matt Todd said the first-half discipline “was not good enough”.“They put us under a lot of pressure but we responded which was good. We were confident if we held the ball we could get points in the second half.”The Brumbies, missing injured flanker David Pocock and resting three other Wallabies, had a game plan to rattle the Crusaders.It worked for 40 minutes but the second stanza was a different story, as Sevu Reece and Will Jordan bagged doubles and Jordan Taufua crossed as well before Tevita Kuridrani scored a late consolation for the visitors.– Huge honour –In Auckland, the Blues raced to a 17-0 lead with tries to Tom Robinson and Caleb Clarke before Folau’s 60th swung the momentum the Waratahs’ way. Will Miller scored just on half-time to close the gap to 17-14.In the second half both sides cancelled each other out with TJ Faiane and Ma’a Nonu scoring tries for the Blues while Alex Newsome and Jake Gordon did the same for the Waratahs.Folau said his record was “a huge honour and a privilege”, but insisted it was “a team effort and without the team those things wouldn’t be possible”.Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu said while four wins in a row was satisfying, letting a 17-point lead slip showed there was room for improvement.“There’s still plenty to work on if we want to get better,” he said.At Melbourne, the Rebels quickly got on the scoreboard with Hodge barrelling over after an offload from Will Genia.He got his second on 15 minutes after Tom English weaved through a defensive gap and set teammate up for an easy sprint to the line.A Cooper grubber kick out of a scrum was chased down by Billy Meekes for try number three.The Sunwolves pulled one back on the half-hour when Ryohei Yamanaka, a three-try hero in their upset win over the Waratahs last week, shrugged off a Jack Maddocks tackle and swallow-dived over.But Copper sent his team into half-time with a 28-8 lead by dotting down after some quality lead-up work from Genia and Hodge.Yamanaka got his second after dodging past three defenders before Hodge grabbed his third on a charge down and Genia wrapped it up with the team’s sixth try 13 minutes before the siren.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Will Genia scores for the Rebels as they outclassed Japan’s Sunwolves 42-15 in Melbourne © AFP / WILLIAM WESTCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Apr 6 – The formidable Canterbury Crusaders swamped the ACT Brumbies with a five-try second-half revival while Israel Folau made history with a new Super Rugby try-scoring record Saturday.The table-topping Crusaders, returning to their home base for the first time since the Christchurch mosque massacres, came from 0-7 down at the break to beat the Canberra-based Brumbies 36-14.last_img read more

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Home-schooling teacher accused of molesting of teen boy

first_imgVAN NUYS – A 40-year-old woman who teaches in a private home-schooling group has been arrested, suspected of molesting a 14-year-old boy she’s been teaching, police said Friday. Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys detectives arrested Meredith Johnson Vincent of Van Nuys, a married mother of three, about 3 p.m., said LAPD Capt. Jim Miller. “This woman is a sexual predator,” said Miller, noting the seriousness of the 14-count felony indictment against Vincent. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged Vincent with sodomy and oral copulation of a person under 16, unlawful sexual intercourse and sending harmful matter. Miller said the latter typically consists of sending a minor sexually explicit photos. “Our concern is there may be other victims out there that used her as a teacher-tutor,” Miller said. Women molesting children is a rare occurrence and when it does occur, it often gets massive coverage by the news media, Miller said. In one such case in Washington state, Mary Kay Letourneau, a wife, mother and school teacher, was convicted of molesting a sixth-grade student. She became pregnant, served time in prison and eventually married the student and had another child with him. Sensationalistic appeal aside, molestation allegations against women should not be taken lightly, Miller said. “We don’t look at it in society the same as a male having sex with a 14-year-old girl, but it can have an equally devastating impact on young boys,” Miller said. Anyone with information about other victims or information related to this case are asked to call the Van Nuys Area Sexual Assault Unit at (818) 374-0090. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour detective information desk at (877) LAW-FULL (529-3855). rick.coca@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Police said the boy’s mother called police after becoming aware that something sexual was going on. The complaint filed by the D.A.’s Office alleges that the molestation took place between Sept. 6 and Oct. 6. If convicted on all counts, Miller faces “substantial time in state prison,” said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office. Miller said Vincent’s husband, whose name was not released, has been cooperative with police. Vincent’s bail was set at $550,000. She worked for several people as a part of a home-school group and had contact with other children, Miller said. last_img read more

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SEARCH ON AS JOEY THE TALKING PARROT MAKES FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM!

first_imgJoey the parrot before he made his dash for freedom!The owner of a parrot who fled to freedom is hoping he will talk his way back to the safety of his home.Five year old African Grey parrot Joey managed to open his own cage at his home in Letterkenny and flew to freedom.But heartbroken owner Graham Russell is hopeful his beloved bird can talk his way back to his home in Carnamuggah at Mountain Top. Graham revealed that Joey can hold a full conversation and hopes someone will hear him out chatting in the wild.“He is a very clever bird. Not only can he repeat and hold conversations but he also speaks in accents.“I lived in Cork so he can do a Cork accent but he also mimics my Donegal accent.“If he hears people talking he will mimic then and I’m hoping he can be found,” saidGraham. Joey went missing on Saturday night last when he opened his own cage and flew to freedom.Owner Graham had previously had he bird’s wings clipped and was as shocked as anyone when Joey ok flight.“I though he would only skirt along the ground but I was shocked when he took to the sky. He was gone in seconds. I’m heartbroken. That bird is like a child to me,” he said.Graham and friends hav ben out calling for Joey all weekend but to no avail.The heartbroken bird-lover said he now fears the worst. “We have been everywhere calling out to him but we have heard nothing. He can look after himself and can be quite aggressive so I don’t think other birds like crows would bother him too much.“The problem he’ll have is food. He’ll eat away at the bark of trees but that will only last him up to four days or so.“After that he could starve,” admitted Graham.Joey’s favourite sayings are “Hello Joey’ and “Get out of that.’ Graham says that if anybody comes across his beloved bird they can chat to him and can pick him up as he is very friendly.“I paid €700 for him but he’s worth a lot more than that because he can chat so much. But I don’t care about the money.“He’s priceless to me because I have him so long and I just love him as a pet,” he added.SEARCH ON AS JOEY THE TALKING PARROT MAKES FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM! was last modified: September 7th, 2015 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:birdFreedomletterkennyparrolast_img read more

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ROSEMARY CARR WINS THE LADIES COMPETITION AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Friday 6th June. – Mixed Scramble In aid of Cancer Care West.A Mixed Scramble in aid of Cancer Care West took place on Friday the 6th in conjunction with the Presentation night. The winners were David Childs, Maureen Childs & Jim Nixon. Runners up were Mary Meehan, Mary Daly & Matt Shovlin with Michael “D” Gallagher, Damien Hanna & Mary McGonagle taking third.Naomh Bríd ClassicThe Naomh Bríd Classic takes place on Friday the 20th June.Ladies’ Competitions1st & 3rd June – Sponsor: Millpark HotelRosemary Carr, a member of the talented, athletic Carr family was the winner of the Millpark sponsored competition at the Whit weekend with 35pts.Mary Talbot was the runner up with 34pts. Mary Bonner & Ann Short with 33pts each were 3rd and 4th.1. Rosemary Carr (24) 35pts2. Mary Talbot (17) 34pts3. Mary Bonner (21) 33pts BOT4. Ann Short (19) 33ptsFront 9 Anna Colhoun (29) 19ptsBack 9 Audrey Johnston (28) 18pts BOT Nine Hole Competition.1. Gillian O’Callaghan (36) 22pts2. Mary Bonner (21) 20ptsGood luck to the Miele Team who are playing Portsalon on the 14th. 2 matches in Donegal and 2 matches in Portsalon.The first round of the Máire O’Donnell against Cruit is being played on Sunday 15th in Donegal.A Ladies Open, sponsored by Finn Lough, is on Saturday 14th from 12 noon to 3pm. Time Sheet in operation. 074 9734054.15th & 17th June – sponsor Foodland Cash & Carry. Winner will receive the Ann BrennanTrophy.The Qualifying Round of the Australian spoons can be played between the 16th & 21st June. Men’s CompetitionsSaturday sweep – 7th JuneWinner Hugh Cassidy (19) 36PtsSunday 8th of June – Sponsored by S & R Motors.Kieran Mullin earned himself a trip to Powerscourt Golf Club for the final of the VW Masters when taking 1st place by the by the closest of margins in Sundays S & R Motors Sponsored competition.Kevin Martin (2nd) and John Mulroe (3rd) were unlucky to lose out as they both also finished on 40pts. Tony Keys was best of the rest in 4th on 39pts with Jason Conway picking up the Gross.Results:1. Kieran Mullin (11) 40pts, (BOT)2. Kevin Martin (21) 40pts, (BOT)3. John Mulroe (23) 40pts,4. Tony Keys(21) 39pts Gross. Jason Conway (4) 30ptsSingles Match Play ChampionshipLast day for entry is Friday the 13th June. The entry sheet is located in the Men’s Locker roomUpcoming competitionsMen’s Open days – Wed 11th Singles Stableford, Thurs 12th Singles Stableford, Fri 13th Singles Stableford sponsored by Finn Lough.Sunday 15th Singles V Par sponsored by Foodland Cash & Carry.Thursday Specials:Once again the weather was perfect for Golf and we had an excellent turnout with 50 Players teeing it up on a course that is in excellent condition.The winner with a solid score of 34pts was Hugh ‘L’ Cassidy , 2nd place went to one of our younger Thursday regulars Conor McNulty with 33pts, Cormac Oates claimed 3rd Place with 32pts and our former secretary Colm Campbell was 4th with 30pts on a break of tie.Liam Moran won the prize for the 1st 9 with 21pts and John McCafferty was the best of the past players with 30pts on a break of tie.Players are reminded that time is running out to play your Phoenix Cup first round matches, they must be played by the 18th June at the latest.There will be no Thursday Competition this week 12th June due to the Mini Open Week, Normal competitions will resume on 19th June.Congratulations to Minor league captain Damien Hanna and his team who defeated Gweedore GC to progress to the next round.Team Update.The Donegal League side bowed out of the competition on Friday evening when they failed to overcome the deficit from the away leg against Bundoran. The Minor League team progress to the next round following a victory over Gweedore.ROSEMARY CARR WINS THE LADIES COMPETITION AT MURVAGH was last modified: June 9th, 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more

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TD FURY OVER CLOSURE OF LOCAL LIBRARY

first_imgIndependent TD Thomas Pringle has today condemned the closure of the Killybegs Branch Library by Donegal County Council.“The closure this week of the Killybegs library is a devastating blow for the whole community and surrounding areas of the fishing town,” he said.“This has happened as a direct result of the austerity measures being pursued by the Fine Gael/ Labour government. The ridiculous public service embargo being imposed by the government has left the council with no option but to close the library as they are prevented by the embargo employing another part-time librarian. “The senior management in the council has also decided not to apply for an exemption except in situations where public safety is threatened. The loss of this community facility will affect a great many people particularly when the library has become busier and busier as the recession has bitten deeper’ said Pringle.“During the 1980’s libraries were closed in Pettigo and Rathmullan and they have never been restored. Now we see that Killybegs and other libraries are closing and if they are lost now they will never be replaced. What will be left of our communities and society after another three years of continuous austerity?” asked Pringle.“Donegal County Council have to immediately apply to the Department of the Environment for an exemption to reopen Killybegs and keep the other libraries open. It should go without question that providing library services is a vital public service from the council’ said Pringle.“The people of Donegal deserve the full services of the council and should call on Fine Gael and Labour to stand up for the people and tell Europe and the Troika that they will no longer destroy Irish society to bailout German and French banks,” he added © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com TD FURY OVER CLOSURE OF LOCAL LIBRARY was last modified: November 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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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TRAGIC ERIN’S BODY ARRIVES HOME TO HER FAMILY

first_imgTHE remains of tragic teenager Erin Gallagher have arrived home with her family this evening.The 13-year-old’s remains are reposing at the home of her aunt Myra in Dromore Park in Killygordon.The funeral will leave the house there on Wednesday at 10.15am for Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Church in Stranorlar at 11am. The wake house is private from 11pm until 10am.Erin died on Saturday evening at her home in Ballybofey. She had been the victim of online bullies.Today parents and pupils went to her school at Finn Valley College to discuss the case with nine medical professionals.School principal Frank Dooley was there with his staff as part of a critical incident response team. Mr Dooley said he was “devastated” at the death of Erin whom he taught last year.It’s understood Erin’s family had complained about the bullying to gardai earlier this year.Mr Dooley called on parents to counsel their children on the use of the internet.“They should counsel their children about Chinese whispers and teach them that when messages are passed on they can get corrupted, they can get changed and soon enough they become a lie and they spread much more quickly now through social media than they used to,” he said.Mr Dooley said the college will reopen on Wednesday after the funeral for parents and their children. The national suicide prevention organisation Console  urged anyone affected by the death of Erin or Ciara Pugsley in Leitrim last month to seek help from the organisation immediately.“Through our work we see how vulnerable communities as a whole are in the aftermath of such tragedies, and we want them to know we are there for them,” said Console founder and CEO Paul Kelly.“We would like anyone affected by these tragedies, or who feels especially vulnerable, to get in touch with our 24-hour helpline on freephone 1800 201890 where they will receive professional and experienced support.“Young people in particular can also text ‘help’ to 51444 for one to one support or contact us on www.console.ie. Advertisement “Bullying in general can take many forms, and we see the effects that this can have on young people on a daily basis.“Too often the problem is that the young person tries to deal with the issue on their own rather than trying to get help and support from an organisation such as Console.“Our deepest sympathies go out to the families involved and the communities as a whole, and we will do anything we can to help.”Counselling is available for any individual, couples, families or children who have been affected by suicide. Advertisement Console can be contacted on 1800-2011890 or at www.console.ie.Our previous reports are here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/10/29/no-one-deserved-what-you-went-through-sisters-heartbreaking-tribute-to-bullied-girl/https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/10/28/tragedy-as-13-year-old-dies-by-suicide-amidst-claims-of-on-line-bullying/ TRAGIC ERIN’S BODY ARRIVES HOME TO HER FAMILY was last modified: October 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Erin GallagherTRAGIC ERIN’S BODY ARRIVES HOME TO HER FAMILYlast_img read more

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Osborn Family Named Recipient of Drake Relays Paul Morrison Legacy Award

first_imgThe Osborn family is proud to have a scholarship given each year in Gary’s name to a track athlete. DES MOINES, IOWA – Members of  Gary Osborn’s family along with Scott Osborn have been named recipients of the Drake Relays Paul Morrison Legacy Award, recognizing individuals for their outstanding and lasting contributions to the Drake Relays. It has been truly a family affair for Osborn family. “Working alongside the Osborn family for the last three years has truly been an honor,” said Drake Relays director Blake Boldon. ” As a teenager, I knew Gary and looked up to him for his leadership in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Twenty years later, my admiration continues to grow for the entire family.  Working alongside Scott, Brett and other family members, I have learned what it truly means to love the Drake Relays.  On a personal level, I’m honored to be able to call Scott a friend.” Longtime coaching colleague Gary Wilson from the University of Minnesota had a pear tree planted on the northeast corner of Drake Stadium in 2001 in honor of Gary Osborn. The University of Minnesota continues to honor Osborn every year by hosting the Oz Memorial Cross Country meet in September.  Many pictures have been taken around the tree and chair that sits on the northeast corner of the track that was given by the men’s track team, thanks to Dan Hostager, in memory of Gary. A five-time state champion in track at Winterset High School, Gary Osborn arrived at Drake in 1962 as a freshman student-athlete on a track and field scholarship.  He was a seven-time place winner in Missouri Valley Conference meets for Drake, competing in the hurdles and sprints. The award is named in honor of longtime Drake University athletic historian Paul Morrison, a beloved figure on the Drake campus who passed away at the age of 100 on Nov. 30, 2017. Morrison was involved in and attended 80 Drake Relays. A half-mile stretch of Forest Avenue in front of the Knapp Center is named in honor of Morrison. Gary’s father, Tim, supplied triangle donuts to the Drake Relays crew and officials for many years. Gary was given the opportunity to run the concession stands at Drake athletic events and put his wife, Marilyn, children, sisters, brother-Scott, nephews and nieces plus friends to work at the Drake Relays. This included Larry and Dana Dunlap who are still serving Relays officials today. Morrison was the first winner of the Legacy Award in 2017, followed by Franklin “Pitch” Johnson who was recognized in 2018. center_img He never left campus until his death in May of 2000. After receiving his degree in 1968, he became an assistant track and field coach at Drake under Bob Karnes.  He was named women’s cross country coach in 1989 and was appointed women’s track and field head coach in 1993. At the time of his death, he had been the longest tenured track and field coach in the Missouri Valley Conference with 32 years of service. The Drake women’s cross-country teams won Missouri Valley Conference championships in 1994, 1995 and 1998 under Osborn who was the league’s coach of the year three times and was named Gateway Conference coach of the year in 1989. Prior to serving as a principal in the Ankeny Community School District from 1987 to 2009, Scott Osborn was head men’s track and field coach at Ankeny High School from 1975-85. During that time he was instrumental in the development of state championship sprinter Kevin Little, who would go on to a distinguished career as a four-time NCAA All-American at Drake as well as a four-time medalist in the World Indoor Championship capturing the gold medal in the 200 in 1987. Osborn was proud of his athletes for their success both on the track and in the classroom. Education was important to him and he was pleased that his three sons – Tim, Brett and Bryce received degrees from Drake. Gary’s son Brett and Gary’s brother Scott have served on the Drake Relays Executive Committee volunteering their help to keep the Drake Relays running on time. Marilyn Osborn has served in key roles for the Drake Relays for more than 50 years, with her many contributions include working in the officials’ tent and helping with the Drake Relays’ concession stands. Scott Osborn has been devoted to the Drake Relays since 1970 working in various capacities as a supervisor of the infield crew, working in meet production with the FinishLynx timing system, to more recently serving as chief of the mixed zone. He also has served on the Relays high school selection committee and was a member of the Drake Relays Executive Committee, including serving as chairman of the committee for two years. The Drake Relays will always be an important part of the Osborn family. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Picture Special: High-energy acts amaze at Dance Addictions 2018

first_imgThere was much anticipation for the return of Dance Addictions to Letterkenny last night – the competition that draws young performers from all over Donegal and beyond for a great cause. It was a packed house at the Mount Errigal for the fourth annual event, this year in aid of Children’s Counselling Service at The Pastoral Centre Letterkenny.Seventeen eclectic acts took to the floor to showcase impressive routines to the expert judges – Amy Callaghan from Glenswilly, Dance graduate and Donegal Rose 2017; Katriona McNamee from Ballybofey, founder of KMN School of Dance; Raymond Sweeney from Drumkeen of Titanicdance and former performer with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Dance Addictions 2018 JudgesRead more about the night, the charity inspiration and the story of Pinehill Studios in our report here:Drama, dance and cool crews make Dance Addictions 2018 a thrilling successIn this photo special, we take a look back at the 17 acts who wowed the crowds on the night:Sinead McGavigan School of Dance Lifford kicked off the show with an upbeat and edgy hip hop mix. Judge Amy praised their enthusiasm and their singalong skills while dancing. Sinead McGavigan School of DanceSinead McGavigan School of DanceNext up was the Ballymena Dance Academy, Tyrone with a fluid and synchronised ballet-style dance to ‘Beyond the Sea’. Their control, elegance and beautiful lines were admired by judges Amy and Catriona.Beyond the SeaBeyond the SeaAimee & Kieva of the Scoil Rince Ni Lochlainn, Malin put a modern take on Irish Dancing by mixing the music with club anthems. The audience and judges loved this surprise twist and Amy was quick to compliment their range of style and footwork.Scoil Rince Ni LochlainnScoil Rince Ni LochlainnSolo dancer Leon from Pinehill Studios had a popping performance which brought the audience through a new evolution of dance. He showcased the most electrifying Macarena ever, while switching from fast and slow pop beats with great attitude.LeonLeonA vision of red theatrics was seen in the fifth performance, by Encore Performing Arts Letterkenny. The 19 ‘Heathens’ took on a haunting modern/jazz showdance, which impressed judge Raymond from the very first beat. Heathens took the third place prize in the competition.Heathens – Encore PAA LetterkennyHeathens – Encore PAA LetterkennyHeathens – Encore PAA LetterkennyAtomic Blonde, a duo from Letterkenny were all attitude with their hip-hop dance to great girl-power hits. Judge Catriona applauded their high energy and great versatility, while Lee Gooch needed to know where they got their flying space jackets!Atomic BlondeAtomic BlondeThe winning performance was all about the drama from the Ballymena Dance Academy. The girls all danced in character as haunting and shrieking witches in a routine based on the film The Crucibles. Judge Amy was almost left speechless by the performance, and said their facial expressions and routine was clearly ‘on point’. The CruciblesThe CruciblesThe CruciblesThe CruciblesNext up was a sweet and pleasant routine to ‘Dreams’ from Aoife, Alanna and Clare of The Forristal School of Dance, Gweedore. Raymond said their emotion was excellent and Catriona praised their beautiful floorwork and turns.DreamsDreams‘Hairography’ was used with the best impact by the troupe in ‘Dance Fusion’, Ailín’s Dance Class, Dungloe. The girls (and one boy!) aged 9-13 took on pop hits with a fun modern routine. Judge Raymond loved their high energy, movement and choreography throughout.Dance FusionDance FusionThe audience was wowed by a half-time show from a Pinehill Studios supercrew. Four award-winning groups took to the floor to display their skills in a street-style show.Pinehill Studios Pinehill Studios Pinehill Studios Pinehill Studios The tenth act was a Lyrical performance to ‘Open Hands’ by the Ballymena dancers. The moving piece captivated the room with the story of a cancer patient struggling to hold on. Amy said it was a story that would connect with a lot of people and praised their synchronicity, choreography and technique. Open HandsOpen HandsOpen HandsJojo’s Studio hip-hop crew from Armagh brought lots of swagger to the show. Raymond said the 15 young dancers all displayed great attitude during their act.JoJo’sJoJo’sThe show went digital for Act 12, as the Dance Revelations crew from Omagh turned into video game characters under the instructions of a huge prop controller. The hip -hop and street sequence impressed the judges, who loved the concept and use of visuals.D.R. GenerationD.R. GenerationD.R. GenerationNext up was an entrancing lyrical showdance to ‘Supermarket Flowers’ by Michaela Allen School of Dance, Letterkenny. The graceful girls cleverly used a prop bunch of flowers in the routine which was eventually handed to judge Raymond, who was very flattered!Supermarket FlowersTwenty-two-year-old solo dancer Kieran Taylor switched three top tracks in an electronic-style hip-hop break dance. The judges liked the idea of different rounds and had lots of praise for Kieran’s flexibility.Kieran TaylorNext, a refreshing switch-up in styles from Encore PAA took the audience back in time with a vintage tap routine. The dancers had a fun routine for ‘Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie’ that was ‘sassy from the beginning’, according to Raymond.‘Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie‘Choo Choo Ch’ BoogieAct 16 was the aptly-named ‘Fierce’ dance by Triump Performing Arts Letterkenny. The Game of Thrones battle-style dance was a captivating war of good vs evil. Judge Amy loved the theme and effective makeup and costuming.FierceFierceThere was no let-up in energy by the final act. Elite Dance Academy, Buncrana had a fast-paced throwback to classic hip hop hits. The judges loved their teamwork and how they attacked the dance with great force. Elite came in at second place in this year’s competition.EliteEliteEliteAscent – Carie Logue-Houston, Derry were unable to perform on the night due to an injury.Check out PinehillStudios.ie and Pine Hill Studios on Facebook for more updates from last night and news of future events.Picture Special: High-energy acts amaze at Dance Addictions 2018 was last modified: January 28th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:dance addictionseventspicture specialPinehill Studioslast_img read more

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Stopped in Time: Another Atheist Killing Spree

first_img(Visited 297 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享125 A young man who idolized the Columbine killers was preparing to kill dozens or hundreds of people at a Minnesota high school.Multiple news sources (The Examiner, Daily News, The Blaze, and more) are mentioning that 17-year-old John LaDue, who was preparing a deadly mass attack on his family and school, was a passionate admirer of Harris and Klebold – the killers who launched the modern era of senseless mass killings in 1999 on the school grounds at Columbine High School in Colorado.  Photos from that attack showed Harris with a T-shirt during the rampage labeled, “Natural Selection” in large letters.  His writings showed that he believed the planned mass shooting would “boost natural selection by a few notches.”LaDue apparently hid his hate well.  Friends and teachers described him as quiet, nice, and a good student.  But materials gathered during LaDue’s arrest showed him to be deep into the Columbine shooters and other perpetrators of school shootings.  The Blaze notes, “LaDue’s Facebook page, identified in the KARE report, notes that he likes Stephen King novels, metal bands Machine Head and Deicide, as well as a TV show called ‘The Atheist Experience.’”  According to Wikipedia, The heavy-metal death-rock group “Deicide is not only known for their music, but for their lyrics, which cover topics such as Satanism and anti-religion. Their lyrics have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticism from religious groups and the public.”Officers believe he would have killed his parents and shot up the school with guns and bombs within two weeks, had he not been stopped in time.  Originally, he had planned to commit the crimes on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, but put it off.   It was his intent to “best” the Columbine shooters, whom he “idolized” according to the Waseca County News.  The town is shocked, and asking “Why?”Update 6/29/16: See what happened at the trial on CNN. LaDue may get off scot free, “as if this never happened.” His parents had no idea what was going on in their son’s dark mind, embracing atheism, idolizing Klebold and fantasizing about death. Yet they would have been his first victims.It would be unfair to scholarly supporters of Darwinian evolution and to good-citizen atheists to blame them for this troubled kid’s evil plans.  It would also be unfair to portray LaDue as equipped to understand natural selection theory or atheist arguments.  It would also be unfair to assume there were not other motivations for his plans besides atheism or Darwinism.  More information about his mental state should come out as this case undergoes more scrutiny.It is fair, however, to use this as a reminder that ideas have consequences.  LaDue was heavy into death-of-God music, atheist TV, and Eric Harris.  It would be highly improbable that LaDue was unaware of Harris’s views about natural selection, or at least of the T-shirt he wore emblazoned with those words.  Would LaDue have hatched a plot like this if his world view included “Love your neighbor as yourself”?  How about “But now abide faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love”?  As we shared on April 30, Darwin (and Malthus, whom Darwin admired), believed competition was the driving force in nature.  Instill into students’ minds the  hopelessness of life, no God or consequences for evil, and the idea that the only purpose of life is to vanquish others, and why would anyone be surprised at the fruit?  Drowning out the cynicism with music drenched in death themes, then dreaming of going out with a bang, taking as many with you as you can, almost makes sense in that kind of world view – a world that makes no sense.If you doubt any of this reasoning, look at where the mass shooters come from.  They are not emerging from Bible-believing churches where people pray and sing “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.”  No; those people are the targets of the guns, not the ones with their fingers on the trigger.  What is it about Christians, who preach love and mercy, that makes them targets of such vicious violence at home and abroad?  (See recent WND story.)  Why would Deicide write songs with blatant anti-Christian themes like “Kill the Christian” and “Death to Jesus”?  Could there really be a Satan behind this?  Maybe Christians are doing something that Satan hates.   Jesus warned His disciples that they would be hated by all men for His name’s sake, but were to return good for evil.Diverging lines end up very far apart.last_img read more

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