LFA impressed with soccer performance

first_imgThe famous Besta Cup pulled the Momase associations together who assembled in Lae for the prestigious soccer game.Head of local HOC and Lae Football Association (LFA) president Roy Kamen commended all the teams for taking part in the competition.”It was a fun filled week of soccer.”“ I was impressed with all the teams from the region who took part. We had teams from Wewak, Madang, Bogia, Bulolo, Markham, Boana and Morobe Coast as well,” he said.Games Commissioner Alex Toki said some of the rural teams also had the National Soccer League (NSL) players, which made the games more interesting.Lae beat Gaifar and Lahi beat LFA Lae respectively in the finals.last_img read more

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Bidding Farewell to the ‘True Heroes, Front-liners’ Ebola Burial Team Decommissioned

first_imgAn emotional farewell ceremony has been held for those considered as the true heroes, whose tremendous efforts in the national response against the Ebola Virus Disease have put the country on the verge of being declared Ebola free.The Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) also officially handed back responsibility for safe and dignified burials in Montserrado County to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare during the ceremony. More than 150 trained volunteers worked on the frontline of safe and dignified burials, demonstrating professionalism, courage and compassion as they carried out their work in one of the most challenging but critically important areas of the response. The swift and safe removal and burial of the highly infectious Ebola dead from communities was instrumental in stopping the spread of the deadly virus, During a well-attended ceremony held last Thursday at the headquarters of the Safe and Dignified Burial (SDB) service in Sinkor, the volunteers were honored for their invaluable services to the national response. They received tributes and commendation from officials of government and partners who described them as true heroes of the battle against the virus. The secretary general of the Red Cross, Fayiah Tamba, said the Red Cross is confident that the ministry and its partner organizations are well equipped to continue the service.“The dedication of our volunteers cannot be overstated. Despite their heroism, they have been unfairly stigmatized in the community. This is so heart-breaking because without them, who knows how much worse this crisis could have been,” Mr. Tamba said.Many of the volunteers told the Daily Observer that although the task was risky and tedious they accepted to serve their country.George Wanbah said, “Nobody could have done it for us if we had not risen up to do it. People will not come from other countries and pick up bodies for us.  “That’s why we saw the need, and although some of our own people went against us, threatening and insulting us, we stood firm because we felt we were doing the right thing to save all of us and our country.”The supervisor of the Safe and Dignified Burial (SDB) team, Roslyn Nugba-Ballah, said the collection of Ebola dead was one of the most challenging tasks during the outbreak. Although overwhelmed during the initial stage of the outbreak, she noted that the Red Cross redoubled its efforts and lived up to expectations, receiving commendations from many local and international organizations for their level of work.“We were at the forefront taking all of the necessary risks in carrying out a task that no one, even the most trained specialist that came under the banners of the World Health Organization, Medicin Sans Frontiere and other medical institutions, dared to do,” she said.The dead body management crew started with three teams of seven members each and later increased to five teams. Due to the demand through calls from communities the teams increased to twelve with 150 members.From April 27, 2014 to April 29, 2015 the team collected 3,684 dead bodies from Montserrado and its surroundings. Of the total dead bodies 2,711 were cremated and 611 were safely buried while 335 were taken to funeral homes. The SDB team recommended that a department of infectious and preventative control must be established. Meanwhile, to support its volunteers returning to their normal lives, LNRCS is providing a severance package which includes remuneration, access to scholarships and a livelihood grants program as well as therapeutic sessions to address stigma and any trauma resulting from their work. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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More Police ranks sent to Cuyuni after robbery

first_img…aerial support provided by campMore Police ranks have been sent to Cuyuni, Region Seven, as the Guyana Police Force intensifies its manhunt for the perpetrators of a dastardly armed robbery that took place at a mining camp at Black Water Backdam and left one man dead.According to Police Public Relations Officer (ag) Shiv Persaud, the GPF has amplified the number of ranks in the area in order to move the investigation swiftly along.“A team of additional detectives and ranks (has) been dispatched to the location,” Persaud disclosed. He also disclosed that the owner of the plundered mining camp has greatly assisted the Police Force by providing aerial support, so the ranks can carry out their duties and investigations.The deceased man’s body was air dashed to Georgetown, and a post mortem will be conducted today.The Cuyuni riverine area of Black Water Backdam was plunged into a state of shock when a night supervisor, Dominican Republic national Pedro Pablo Rosario, was shot and killed by masked bandits at about 02:00h on Friday. The three armed bandits subsequently held the other miners at gunpoint before carting off two gold mats from the sluice box.In an estimation of his losses, the owner of the camp related to investigators that the mats contained some 100 ounces of raw gold.This incident comes after miners and residents in the area had voiced concerns about the Sindicato gang reportedly operating around the Guyana/Venezuela border.Divisional Commander Kevin Adonis noted that because the gang is based on the Venezuelan side of the river, it is placed out of reach of the Guyanese arm of the law. However, he urged Guyanese nationals in the area to be careful and to avoid the Venezuelan side of the border.last_img read more

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March sadness

first_imgBAKERSFIELD Sunk deep in his seat on the bench, the old coach, after seeing his defense break down again, shuts his eyes for a moment and massages the bridge of his nose. A few minutes later, after his team misses a layup – one of a half-dozen on the night – a familiar look of irritation crosses his face, and he begins to fiddle with the knot on his tie and rub his left temple. Not long after, when one of his players is muscled away from a rebound, he has had enough. “That’s a foul,” the coach shouts in his recognizable, raspy drawl. The coach, dressed neatly in a brown tweed jacket, tan slacks, shirt, and print tie, unfolds himself from his chair, puts his hands in his pants pockets as if he’s searching for loose change, and strolls casually toward midcourt. A few seconds – and four-letter words – later, an official at the other end of the court blows his whistle and signals a technical foul. With that, the coach turns and shuffles back to his seat. It’s the middle of March, and Jim Harrick is working again – on referees, on his players, and perhaps on his image. It’s all familiar, except for the setting – a mostly empty arena that’s as close to March Madness as it is to Manhattan. Harrick, after being kicked into retirement amid allegations of academic fraud and his players being paid at Georgia in 2003 and then working as a scout for the Denver Nuggets, has returned to coaching with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA’s Development League, a six-year-old minor league. “Since 1964, I’ve had a team to coach. That’s what I like to do. That’s what I enjoy doing,” said Harrick, the former UCLA and Pepperdine coach who turns 69 in July. “I’m not a retired guy. It’s boring. When you’re scouting, you do it at night two or threenights a week during the season. I played golf every day. “You go 15 hours a day for 40 years and then all of a sudden, boom, you stop. My wife is all for it. “(Coaching) keeps you active, it keeps you involved, it keeps you sharp, it keeps your brain moving – you’ve got to watch tape and break it down. I’m doing what I love.” Harrick spent part of last summer coaching an AAU traveling team of high school players for the Valley-based Pump brothers, Dana and David. And coaching in the D-League, as it’s called, has taken some getting used to as well. Harrick has players like Mateen Cleaves and Gerry McNamara, who won national titles at MichiganState and Syracuse, and a pair of former NBA lottery picks in 7-foot center Patrick O’Bryant and Qyntel Woods. But when a middle-aged businessman in a coat and tie is brought out of the stands to dance with the Jam’s cheerleaders during a timeout, half the players huddled around Harrick as he diagrammed a play had their heads craned toward the court. The Jam is 16-29 heading into tonight’s game at Anaheim, anchored in last place in the Western Division of the 12-team league. “Well, it’s different,” said Harrick, who had two losing seasons in 23 years as a college head coach. “We only have four guys that I had opening day. They come and go out of this league so you don’t have time to build habits – like stopping penetration and getting back on defense.” Then there is the opponent – in this case, the FortWorth Flyers. “They’re completely different than when we played them before – all new players,” he said. “Nobody plays any defense, nobody knows what anybody’s doing – you can’t watch tape because everybody’s got different players. So you just….” And Harrick puts up his palms. Does he ever wonder what he is doing here? “I wonder that about a lot of people – coaches, ex-players who played in the NBA,” said Cleaves, who played for four teams in six NBA seasons. “But he’s a very down-to-earth person. He doesn’t look at it like it is a bad thing. He loves what he does, and that’s help young players get better.” It’s this sort of que sera sera approach that has often made Harrick popular with his players. He always has shown a knack for finding great talent – luring Don MacLean to UCLA when it was popular for kids from Los Angeles to head east, snaring Ed O’Bannon away from UNLV when it was put on probation, getting Lamar Odom into school at Rhode Island when nobody else could, and offering a place at Georgia when twins Jarvis and Jonas Hayes transferred from Western Carolina. Harrick teaches the same offense that he watched John Wooden run – “It’s not the only way to play, only the best,” he said – and lets his players play. What got Harrick into trouble was playing fast and loose everywhere else. By his resume alone, Harrick would seem to have a job of his choosing. He won an NCAA championship at UCLA in 1995, the school’s only title since Wooden retired; came within seconds of taking Rhode Island to the Final Four in 1999; and had Georgia on its way to an unprecedented third consecutive trip to the NCAATournament. But he left all three schools under a cloud of accusations, getting fired at UCLA for falsifying an expense report, the final straw for athletic director Pete Dalis in a haystack of minor transgressions; being accused of sexual harassment and recruiting violations at Rhode Island; and resigning at Georgia after his son, Jim Jr., an assistant, was fired. Mention these and Harrick’s eyes narrow. “I got Marty Schottenheimered at UCLA, that’s what happened,” Harrick said, referring to the San Diego Chargers coach who was fired because he couldn’t get along with his boss. “At Georgia, I did absolutely nothing wrong. I have a letter from the NCAA saying that.” Harrick and his son sued Georgia, but the case never got to trial, the last of the charges being dismissed lastyear. Even during the course of an interview, Harrick’s version doesn’t always square with others’. He said his name was mentioned in connection with the job at Marshall because he went there, though his biography says he graduated from what is now the College of Charleston. He said his relationship with UCLA coach Ben Howland began when Howland played at Weber State and Harrick was an assistant at Utah State, though Harrick left the school a year before Howland arrived. When he’s asked how he’ll be remembered – for the way he won or the way he left – Harrick leans back on the sofa in his office. “I don’t really worry about that – what is your legacy? What is going to be your perception?”‘ he said. “My perception is every guy who ever played for me. …” And then he launches into a soliloquy about the dinner he had at The Bellagio last summer in Las Vegas with six players from the UCLA championship team that lasted until 3 a.m. It then weaves into the story of Pastor Billy Ingram of Maranatha Community Church on Martin Luther King Blvd., the captain of the Morningside High team he coached, giving the opening prayer at an awards dinner after the ’95 championship. Then he crosses over to Kevin Love, the incoming UCLA star recruit, whose father Stan lived around the corner from Harrick and used to drop by for dinner when he was a student at Morningside. Kiki Vandeweghe, whose father Ernie used to be the Harrick family’s pediatrician, hired Harrick when he was the Nuggets’ general manager. The Clippers’ Cuttino Mobley and the Lakers’ Odom, who played for him at Rhode Island, call him. The Washington Wizards’ Jarvis Hayes and the Seattle SuperSonics’ Damien Wilkins, who played for him at Georgia, call him. He’s great friends with the Golden State Warriors’ Baron Davis and the Sonics’ Earl Watson, whom he recruited to UCLA. Then he goes on to a list of coaches who worked for him. Alabama’s Mark Gottfried calls him every week. Lorenzo Romar, Greg White, Larry Farmer, Jerry DeGregorio. Just about everyone except for his UCLA successor, Steve Lavin, but he doesn’t want to go into that. “That’s what matters to me,” he said after stopping to take a breath. “That answers every question in the whole world.” Then why spend several years in court suing Georgia? “That was for my son,” Harrick said of Jim Jr., who was mocked when some of the questions from his basketball coaching class – “How many points do you get for a 3-point shot?” – became public. “They hurt my son. What if somebody hurt your child? My son had the potential to be one of the finest young basketball coaches in America. You look at Tony Bennett. The coach who was with the Atlanta Falcons (Jim Mora) was the son of a really good coach. The Suttons at Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts. He’s as good as any of them, as good as Mark Gottfried, as good as Lorenzo Romar. I want to tell you something: Anybody who ever hurts your children, it’s going to leave a scar that will never, ever go away.” When UCLA played its first-round NCAA Tournament game two weeks ago in Sacramento, Harrick flew up with one of the Jam’s owners, Stan Ellis, in his private turbo-prop plane. “You have all these people walking up to the game and there must have been several thousand UCLA fans,” Ellis said. “It seemed like everyone was hugging him, taking pictures, having kids take pictures with him. I had no idea of his celebrity.” UCLA coach Ben Howland has welcomed Harrick back to the school, inviting him to a banquet at the Final Four last year. He also spoke at a coaches’ clinic last spring with Howland, Bob Knight, and Bill Self, among others. “It means a lot to me,” said Harrick, who still wears one of his two UCLA championship rings. “When he got the job, he said, `I want to talk to you,’ so we went out to dinner in Beverly Hills and we spent six hours talking about everything. I’m really happy for Ben. I hope he wins a national championship, I really do.” It’s not hard for Harrick to keep tabs on UCLA. He lives in Rancho Santa Margarita in Orange County, where he’s close to his three sons and eight grandchildren. Harrick knows this is the end of the line in coaching. At 68, the appeal of being an NBA assistant or the possibility of being a college head coach has long since passed. At the college level, the fingerprints he has left have made him an untouchable. Inquiries made on his behalf at Pepperdine a year ago and at Long Beach State more recently were rebuffed. “I understand that,” Harrick said. This time of year, he says, is the toughest. “I loved this time of year,” Harrick said, his West Virginia twang coming through. “It’s in your blood. “Oh, it’s fabulous. You miss going to the NCAA Tournament, wooooo! I don’t miss all the things involved – the study table, kids’ grades, recruiting and all that stuff – but I sure miss this time of year. It’s the greatest show on earth. This is what’s it’s all about. Gollll-yyy.” After a few more minutes, he grabs a handful of game tapes, has a quick word with one of his players about playing time, and walks out the door, ready to head into the night. billy.witz@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Matano ready to roar Ingwe back to the top

first_img“There’s nothing new to me because as a coach, I am used to it. We come and go; that’s the nature of our job. You can go and come back even 50 times but every time you make a comeback is a new challenge. I am ready for it,” Matano told Capital Sport.Matano will take charge of his first AFC Leopards training session on Monday morning and he is wary of the challenge ahead of him with the 13-time Kenyan Premier League champions being perched 12th in the log with a tail of eight winless matches.“I am a senior coach with a lot of experience and I love challenges. I love to compete and I am grateful to be back to the league. It is a big challenge but soon enough, everyone will see what I am capable of doing. The team will be back,” the tactician, fondly referred to as ‘The Lion’ declared.AFC Leopards in action during the GOtv Shield“I cannot say much about them because I have not seen the team, its strength and abilities of the players. I will look at the whole situation in training and then plan there. I am ready for the job, no doubt.”Matano becomes the fourth AFC Leopards coach this season and he takes charge on a six month deal, with the possibility of extending after the end of the season depending on how the club performs.On whether he will turn the fortunes around, Matano is not shy of confidence.“We will. We just have to change the mentality and attitude of the players and improve their performance. That’s all,” the tough tactician added.Matano, who left Ulinzi Stars after 18 months in December last year, started off the season with Nairobi City Stars, but left early last month to join Bidco FC.The tactician faced tough final months of the year in 2016, having fallen ill, hampering his coaching job and seeing him stay out from August.“To be honest it was a big challenge and it spoiled my plans with the league and GOtv Shield last year. It was very unfortunate but I thank God that I fought and won the war. I am back and I will work hard to get back to the winning coach that I am,” Matano said.He stands as the only coach to have won the Kenyan Premier League twice with two different teams, having won it with Sofapaka on their debut in the top flight league in 2009 then with Tusker FC in 2012. Though he concedes it will be a long shot this season, he hopes he can pick up a third title soon.He will not be shy of challenging for trophies, with Ingwe having progressed to the third round of the GOtv Shield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000New AFC leopards head coach Robert Matano taking charge of his final match as BIdco FC coach on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 10 – Robert Matano has promised to take AFC Leopards back to the top as he prepares for a return to the club he coached in 2010 and 2011, saying he is confident with his experience and abilities, Ingwe will roar again.Matano took charge of his last game as National Super League side Bidco FC head coach on Sunday, marking his last bow with a 2-0 win over Forest Rangers in the GOtv Shield and he now switches energies to AFC.last_img read more

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American-Indian artifacts become part of museum

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre When Newhall Land began preparing to build the residential project near the heart of Santa Clarita, environmental studies found the site likely to be an American Indian village dating back thousands of years. Artifacts were retained and the decision made to turn them over to the local group, which will store and display them. “I think it’s wonderful they’re keeping them in the valley where they really belong so the residents here can see our history,” said Pat Saletore, president of the historical society. “A lot of people who have moved in in recent years don’t realize the important history that we have.” Newhall Land consultants worked with archaeologists to unearth the artifacts, and the company will preserve acreage where there were significant finds. “These artifacts demonstrate to us the life-ways of this area’s ancient inhabitants,” said Steve Zimmer, executive vice president of Newhall Land. The company, he added, is honored to ensure that the artifacts will be preserved locally for future generations. “They’re at home; they’re not going anywhere,” Ortega said. “It’s the only rightful place.” His Tataviam ancestors’ village sat on a bend of the river facing the rising sun, Ortega said. The river flowed in those days, key to any settlement because water meant survival. Ortega’s cousin, Charlie Cooke, who said family DNA tests proved a link to a 3,000-year-old tooth found years ago in the region, also attended Thursday’s conveyance ceremony, which began with a Tataviam blessing. pat.aidem@dailynews.com 661-257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – More than 7,000 American Indian artifacts collected from a Santa Clarita development site were turned over Thursday to a local museum in a ceremony that brought together descendants of an ancient tribe, a major developer and historians. The Newhall Land and Farming Company collected the treasures – among them tools, arrowheads, cooking utensils and beads – before beginning construction of its 1,089-home River Village project on the banks of the dry Santa Clara River bed. The stone-crafted artifacts, some dating back perhaps 3,500 years, will be displayed at Heritage Junction in Newhall, a museum run by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. “They’ve been unearthed and now they will be shared with the community,” said Rudy Ortega Jr., a tribal administrator for the Fernande o Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. “The people who live here now will see a little bit of the local history.” last_img read more

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Leeds United news: Former employee wins tribunal, club ordered to pay £290,000

first_img Lucy Ward successfully pursued an unfair dismissal and sex discrimination case against Leeds Leeds United have been ordered to pay former academy employee Lucy Ward around £290,000 following her employment tribunal victory against the club, her legal representatives have announced.Ward successfully pursued an unfair dismissal and sex discrimination case against Leeds, claiming she was sacked as the club’s education and welfare officer because she was former head coach Neil Redfearn’s partner.Leeds denied wrongdoing and said she was dismissed for exceeding annual leave entitlement after working for the BBC at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, but employment judge Stephen Keevash ruled in Ward’s favour in April.Ward’s solicitors, FrontRow Legal, announced details of the reserved judgment in a statement on Wednesday, stating: “FrontRow Legal can now confirm that the case involving our client, Miss Lucy Ward, and Leeds United Football Club Limited has now concluded with the club ordered to pay to Lucy a figure in the region of £290,000.00 made up of compensation and legal fees.”FrontRow Legal added Leeds must pay £127,229.81 for the sex discrimination, £5,525 for unfair dismissal and £55,500 “in respect of her liability to pay tax to HMRC”. The club must also pay Ward’s legal costs in the region of £100,000.The judgment also said Leeds had arranged for senior staff, including chairman Massimo Cellino, to take part in equalities training.Ward was suspended by Leeds in July 2015, shortly after partner Redfearn was removed from his position as first-team head coach.Leeds have not yet commented on Wednesday’s announcement of the financial details of the judgment.Ward said: “I am delighted that my case has now concluded with a judgment that is reflective of the losses suffered.“As I have stated previously, this has been an extremely difficult period in my life and I am pleased that I can now try and put the matter behind me.“The result is clearly a bitter sweet moment for me as I absolutely loved my job and the club, and I repeat how extremely proud I am of every young man that I have had the honour to work with throughout my 17-year career at Leeds United.” 1last_img read more

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Seniors get expanded center

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY After months of delays and $8.9 million worth of work, the grand opening is scheduled Tuesday for the expansion of the Simi Valley Senior Center, including a 12,000-square-foot addition nearly doubling its size. Seniors were already getting a feel for the new facilities last weekcq, including a computer training center where a class in the basics of eBay selling was already booked up, with a waiting list. Laurie Dickinson, a senior management analyst with the city, which operates the center, said the center is now one of the best facilities of its kind in the state. “This center is an indication of how much the city cares about our seniors,” she said. “I’m very proud.” City officials said they expect all the construction, including the renovations on the old section, to be completed in time for Tuesday’s opening. They said they expect attendance, now about 100,000 people a year, to increase by at least 25 percent. Gordon Holmberg, 69, said he has been coming to the center for years and was surprised at how nice it is now. “I think this is great just walking in the new lobby,” Holmberg said. “We’re very fortunate to have this. It’s a terrific place.” The opening event begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday with tours of the 11 new public rooms at 3900 Avenida Simi. City officials will be on hand to dedicate the new facilities. The project was supposed to be finished in November, but delays in part because of the availability of materials held up construction. The building contract required the developer to pay fines for every day missed after the Nov. 4 deadline, which have amounted to more than $100,000 in penalties paid to the city. The project includes a physical fitness classroom, offices for representatives of more than 20 agencies that provide services to senior citizens, new parking for the disabled and an enlarged kitchen to provide low-cost meals. Various social service agencies provide services at the center that include health insurance counseling, income tax assistance and legal advice for seniors. The offices were packed last week with seniors getting advice on their income taxes. New covered entrances are designed so seniors can arrive and walk in without getting wet if it rains. There are display cases inside the front doors exhibiting arts and crafts work done by the seniors in classes at the center. An extra-wide hallway will also double as an art gallery, and the expansion offers the center a chance to offer more services and activities, including classes offered through the Ventura County Community College District and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. The senior technology lab offers a computer publishing class and a course on how to use eBay for the center’s garage-sale aficionados. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602IF YOU GO: The grand opening of the newly expanded Simi Valley Senior Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3900 Avenida Simi. For more information, call (805) 583-6363. last_img read more

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DDTV: ST. PATRICK’S DAY VIDEO CELEBRATES MOMENT PACKIE WAS THE GREATEST KEEPER IN THE WORLD!

first_imgDDTV: This superb video which was produced by Failte Ireland has been doing the rounds on social media in the build-up to St.Patrick’s Day. The wonderful footage celebrates everything that’s great about being Irish.Under the hashtag #IrelandInspires – it showcases all our greatest Irish exports who have achieved incredible things in their respective fields.Poets, Scholars, Actors, Politicians and Olympians are all honoured in the video – and those who departed these shores.One man close to home that was celebrated in the video is our very own Packie Bonner. His penalty save at Italia 90 against Romania has been voted as the most iconic moment in Irish sport.And as this video reminds us, for a second he was the greatest goalkeeper in the world.To view the clip simply click play on the video above and enjoy. DDTV: ST. PATRICK’S DAY VIDEO CELEBRATES MOMENT PACKIE WAS THE GREATEST KEEPER IN THE WORLD! was last modified: March 10th, 2016 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) Tags:DDTVnewsPackie BonnerSportSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

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Drake vs. Milwaukee Postgame Notes

first_img Noah Thomas’ game-winning three-pointer was his only scoring of the game. He came in the contest having gone 1-of-8 from three-point range in the last three games. With 13:19 left in the first half, Antonio Pilipovic delivered another perfect pass to Garrett Sturtz under the basket for the easy bucket. The pass marked the ninth-straight game this season that Pilipovic has had an assist. The senior came into the season with just seven career assists. Anthony Murphy recorded a career high in assists with five. Liam Robbins recorded his fifth game in double figures this season with a team-high 11 points. He also had his second game with four or more blocks this season and logged a season-high 29 minutes along with seven rebounds. Joseph Yesufu had eight points and drew four fouls in 13 minutes. His eight points were the second most of his Drake career. Garrett Sturtz led Drake in rebounding for the third time this season with eight boards. The 6-3 guard is Drake’s leading rebounder at 6.3 rebounds per game. Drake improved to 4-1 all-time against Milwaukee. Drake has won four-straight games against Milwaukee. Drake has won games against Milwaukee in each of the last two seasons.Print Friendly Version SERIES NOTES Drake improved to 7-0 this season when holding opponents to less than 60 points and 11-1 under Darian DeVries.  All of Drake’s wins this season have been when holding opponents to less than 60 points and those opponents have averaged 55.2 points per game against the Bulldogs. Milwaukee came into the game averaging 77.4 points per game. Drake’s last three opponents have averaged 20.9 points below their season average against Drake. The win was Drake’s 20th in its last 25 games. Drake has won nine-straight home games dating back to last season and 16-straight non-conference home games dating back to 2016. Drake was outrebounded for the second-straight game but improved to 2-1 when being outrebounded this season. Drake has held two straight opponents to less than 40 percent shooting and six total opponents this season. Drake trailed at halftime for the fourth time this season and first time at home. The Bulldogs improved to 2-2 when trailing at halftime this season and 5-10 in the last two seasons. Drake’s 14-point scoring run that spanned two periods was its second-biggest run of the season. Drake led for just 10:41, its smallest amount of time leading in win this season and third-lowest overall.center_img PLAYER NOTES TEAM NOTESlast_img read more

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