‘NPA rebel’ facing slay charge falls

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with murder, an alleged New People’ Army (NPA) member was arrested in Barangay Merville, Parañaque City, Metro Manila. Lumanog was believed to be a member of the NPA’s South West Front in this province, it added. The 36-year-old Roger Lumanog of Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 12:25 p.m. on June 3, a police report showed. The suspect is currently detained in the lockup cell of the Taguig City police station./PN Officers of the Southern Police District, in coordination with Sipalay City police station, served the warrant issued by Judge Rodney Magbanua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 in Kabanalan City.last_img

EPIC: Fair scores career-high 28 points as No. 2 Syracuse edges No. 17 Duke in instant OT Carrier Dome classic

first_img Published on February 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 In one flick of the wrist, Syracuse’s best start in program history disappeared and C.J. Fair’s heroic performance was discounted.Rasheed Sulaimon slipped past Fair’s foul attempt at half court and swished a game-tying 25-foot leaner at the buzzer. The record 35,446 fans in the Carrier Dome were completely and utterly shocked.Some thrashed in rage. Others hung their heads in sorrow. Others still gazed into nothing, hands held on their heads, mouths left agape in disbelief.But the hands left on heads would rise again.“I don’t think I’ve been involved in a better game in here that I can remember,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 2 Syracuse (21-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) rebounded from Sulaimon’s stunner and came back from three points down in overtime to beat No. 17 Duke (17-5, 6-3) 91-89 in an instant classic. It was a special kind of game that’s easily felt and difficultly described, but one people will be talking about for years to come.For all the hype surrounding Saturday’s ACC clash — the historic head coaches and fantastic freshmen, the christening of a new rivalry and chaos of a record-setting crowd, the 12 nights of camping and 17 months of waiting — somehow, some way, the game exceeded expectations.And if that wasn’t enough, No. 1 Arizona fell to California 60-58 later in the night, meaning SU’s monumental victory will make it No. 1 come Monday.“If you paid $3,400 on the market for a courtside seat, it was money well spent. You should be happy that you did,” Boeheim said. “If you sold your tickets for this game, you should be ashamed because you made some money and missed an epic.”Senior forward C.J. Fair scored a career-high 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting, catching fire in the second half while burning Jabari Parker, the rookie who’s stolen his spotlight as the conference’s star.Jerami Grant finished with a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, carrying the Orange in the extra period against a Duke lineup so depleted from fouls that 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward Rodney Hood was playing center.“This was knockout blow after knockout blow,” Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said. “You think that person has an advantage, and then you come back, and then they have the advantage.“This is one of the greatest regular-season games, if not the greatest, I’ve ever been a part of.”After Sulaimon’s shot, Fair turned his head in disgust. Boeheim just stood smiling. But while the fans were rattled, still trying to fathom the series of events that had just unfolded, the players weren’t.They didn’t talk about the shot. They looked ahead. Parker and Amile Jefferson had fouled out. There were mismatches to take advantage of.“We knew we had control for most of the game, so we were fine going into overtime,” Grant said. “We knew we were just going to come out aggressive.”Grant abused Hood and the rest of the Blue Devils unlucky enough to be on the receiving end of three monstrous jams in a span of 2:18.But for a moment, all of that seemed for naught when Andre Dawkins drained a 3-pointer with 1:21 left. 87-84, Duke.Going into that timeout, the team that has found a way to win 20 times this season needed one more.Fair carried the weight in the second half, Grant through most of overtime. Now it was Tyler Ennis — the hero in SU’s last three games — who drew a foul on Dawkins and knocked down two free throws.Grant did the same with 39 seconds left to put Syracuse back ahead. Then Rakeem Christmas got two fingers on a vicious Hood dunk attempt to knock it off-line.And with Syracuse leading by two, following Fair’s split of two free throws with six seconds left, Quinn Cook’s contested jumper from the right wing sailed over both sides of the iron.Fair held his right fist high as he walked off the court. Syracuse survived.“To start a new rivalry, it was like a storybook ending for us,” Ennis said.The depth of those pages, however, wouldn’t be possible without Fair. He heightened the mystique of the game with each shot he took after halftime.A walk-in 3-pointer from the top of the key. A two-dribble baseline move past Marshall Plumlee for a lefty slam right after Parker went to the bench. A floater over Dawkins that bounced around the rim as the whistle blew.He stood, left hand held up until the ball finally dropped through, then slung his limb down in euphoria.“I knew he was focused from the moment we picked him up,” Grant said. “You could tell he was focused at the game. He wasn’t laughing. He was just serious. He was ready to come play.”All of Syracuse was. So was all of Duke.Tyler Thornton scored all nine of his points on a trio of 3 pointers on three consecutive possessions, his last pulling the Blue Devils within two at 70-68 with 4:25 left in regulation.Then it was Sulaimon’s turn to answer Fair, striking from range once with 48 seconds left before escaping Fair’s grasp and making the 3-pointer over Trevor Cooney to force overtime.“I honestly didn’t think it was going in,” Fair said. “I thought it was a little short but it went in and I was like, ‘Aw man.’“I felt bad because I had a chance to foul and I didn’t. I felt if we were to lose that game, it was going to be on me because I didn’t foul him.”But Syracuse didn’t. The first chapter in the Syracuse-Duke rivalry has been written.The next begins in three weeks.Said Fair: “It’s a great, unbelievable feeling. This rivalry seems like it’s been going on for 30 years. It’s just the beginning.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tynan’s U20s win to qualify for 9th place final

first_imgHis Leinster Senior Cup-winning Cistercian College Roscrea teammate Fineen Wycherly was among the try-scorers. Roscrea’s Alan Tynan and the Irish under 20s have qualified for Sunday’s 9th placed final at the Junior World Championships in Georgia.52 -26 the final score against Samoa today.Roscrea man Tynan was making his second start and winning his fourth cap at this level. Photo: © worldrugby.orglast_img

FEATURE: HELPING ANIMALS AT DONEGAL PET RESCUE

first_imgHere at donegaldaily.com we know what a fantastic job this voluntary organisation does but we wanted to know a little more about the people behind the scenes at ‘Donegal Pet Rescue’. Our reporter Kate Haley gets the chance to have a chat with DPR’s Fundraising Director, Bronwyn Walsh.Kate: How did you first get involved with this organisation? Bronwyn: Looking to purchase charity Christmas Cards when first moved to Ireland (from Australia) in 2008, I eventually found Donegal Pet Rescue (DPR). I offered to help DPR out if they ever needed it – I started doing charity bucket collections (my husband Terence & I often dressed up in dog & cat outfits!) in shopping centres to help raise funds.Kate: What is your job?Bronwyn: As Fundraising Director, I am responsible for organising, co-ordinating (& doing) fundraising events, as well as school/community group visits, promotion of our work & generally spreading awareness & trying to get people involved. I also set up website & Facebook page & keep it updated with events & general goings-on (other volunteers look after the re-homing/fostering side of things).Kate: What made you want to volunteer? Bronwyn: Being new to the area in 2008 I wanted to become a part of the community & love being able to help animals. Even though DPR was established in 2000, I don’t think many people were aware it, so I wanted to help raise the profile of DPR & Animal Welfare in general. I also suffer from Depression & volunteering gives me a really positive mental boost. Dogs have always been a very important part of my life.Kate: What can people do to help ‘Donegal Pet Rescue’?Bronwyn: So many things! Help with fundraising, donate, attend events (or organise their own!), fostering, transport, volunteer in our Charity Shop (recently opened in Letterkenny). Most importantly, they can be responsible pet owners – look after their own pets by spaying/neutering to avoid unwanted pups & kittens, keep control of them so they don’t get lost, stolen; give them proper medical care. And if someone is thinking of getting a dog or cat, remember what a huge responsibility it is financially & time-wise – we have so many cases where people have taken in a new pet, only to find 6 months later they don’t have time for them. Always look at adopting a rescue pet – they not only save the life of that one dog/cat, but it means we can take on another, so 2 lives have been saved! One day we’d love to have a central shelter as well (at the moment we use foster homes all around the county) – so if anyone out there has land to give us…?Kate: What are the upsides to it all?Bronwyn: Knowing that I’ve helped make a difference, even if only a small one. Being part of a like-minded community (i.e. people that don’t mind if you’ve dog/cat hair on your clothes sometimes!) The sense of self-worth that comes from doing something I feel is worthwhile & as corny as it sounds, helping those that can’t help themselves. Anyone who does any sort of voluntary/charity work will know what I mean!Kate: What are the downsides? Bronwyn: Only being able to make a small difference. Never having enough time to achieve what I want to achieve. Finding the balance between work, DPR volunteering & personal life (what spare time??). People not understanding/appreciating that this is voluntary, and that we do what we can, when we can and that unfortunately are not always able to help/answer calls/ respond straight away as we 1) have limited resources 2) have “real” jobs/lives/study as well. Getting angry phone calls or personal confrontations from people telling us that we’re not doing enough/not helping them right now.Kate: Is it hard to find volunteers?Bronwyn: Yes. People have the best of intentions, but often don’t follow through or commit as much as we need them to. Volunteers sometimes have the expectation that you can’t expect the same standard/commitment (of work/time/attitude) as if they were being paid, but it is a really frustrating side of organising things. (I once had a bag-pack organised at a supermarket – 15 people had said they were coming – 3 turned up).We’re desperately short of fosterers & people to help out in the Charity Shop on Saturdays especially.Kate: How many other people are involved and what roles do they play? Bronwyn: We have 8 Dog Foster Carers, 3 Cat Foster Carers (across the whole of Donegal).We also have a few dedicated people that are constantly organising fundraising on our behalf. One of our long-term supporters (Marian McLaughlin) recently set up & runs the DPR Charity Shop which has been a huge boost for us, both financially & because it gives us a much-needed physical presence. Our Committee is made up of 7 people who cover roles such as Fundraising, Fostering, Helpline, Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman, Public Relations. Everyone in DPR is voluntary & though we each have ‘specific’ roles, when it comes to fundraising everyone gets on board as the majority of our funds come from voluntary donations (It costs us about €70 000 per year to do our work). We do have a core of dedicated supporters that come along to all of our events which is really important to us & very much appreciated.Kate: What is your goal?Bronwyn: To make Animal Welfare as high a priority in people’s minds as other worthy causes such as Cancer, Child Welfare, Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Mental Health & Depression. To make people understand & appreciate how rewarding having a pet can be, not just emotionally, but in terms of health, & also in various roles in some of the above Charities.Kate: What’s the most valuable piece of advice you’ve ever been given?Bronwyn: “You can only do what you can do.”Kate: What’s your favourite animal?Bronwyn: I’d have to say dogs. But I am very fond of cats, and horses, and donkeys. And wombats (growing up in country Australia I had all sorts of beasties as pets– I had a pet goat & a pet possum as well as always having pet dogs). Not so fond of mice due to experiencing first-hand a full-blown mouse plague in the late 1980’s!  Kate: Is it hard letting an animal you’ve brought back to health go?Bronwyn: I don’t foster for exactly that reason! I’d end up with a zoo! But the animal’s happiness is the Number 1 priority so it’s always great to see them go to new homes (especially when we get updates from their new owners of their progress). It’s really lovely seeing our former animals with their new families at our events like Dog Shows & Dog Walks etc. I really respect the work of our Foster Carers because they do get attached, but know that they have to let them go.Kate: Do you have any pets of your own?Bronwyn: 2 dogs – both Rescues of course. ‘Scrap’ came with me from Australia (he was found wandering the streets in Sydney. He’s now 12 years old –we’ve had him for 10 years – I couldn’t leave him behind!); ‘Rosie’ was found in Inch Wildfowl Reserve in Burt – someone had hit her over the head & left her to die in the swamp. We’ve had her for about 3 years now.Kate: If you won the lotto, what would you do with the money?Bronwyn: Pay off the mortgage; Buy a big block of land & build an animal shelter; Go back to Australia for a visit (not been back since moving here); Get a housecleaner (!). Not necessarily in that order!Kate: What else do you do aside from this?Bronwyn: I work full-time at Glenveagh National Park in Visitor Services (as a Castle Guide & in the Visitor Centre). I also work the occasional shift at Kelly’s Restaurant Mountain Top.Kate: If you could have one wish what would it be?Bronwyn: That people would treat animals with the respect, care & admiration they deserve. That people wouldn’t have the attitude “…it’s only a dog/cat/horse/donkey…” (I know that’s 2 wishes…)Kate: Where do you see ‘Donegal Pet Rescue’ in 20 years time?Bronwyn: It’s been established for 12 years now, but I think we’re only just recently starting to build a real awareness of DPR & animal awareness in general here. I’d hope that in 20 years time we would be in a position to have a fully-functioning re-homing centre, and the same sort of public profile/awareness as places such as The Dogs Trust for example. (Though wouldn’t it be nice if there wasn’t a need for these places at all?)FEATURE: HELPING ANIMALS AT DONEGAL PET RESCUE was last modified: May 24th, 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)last_img read more