Night of routs

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ So overpowering were the Aces that they needed just two quarters to dump the Dyip and score a second straight breakaway win.Do-it-all forward Vic Manuel had 20 of his 26 points in 11 minutes during that span and Antonio Campbell added 18 before finishing with 22 points as Alaska took a 73-37 lead at the half.“It was a great team effort, but I have to give credit to the way we defended out there,” said Compton after the Aces tied GlobalPort (2-1) in the tight race to secure a crucial spot in the quarterfinals.“I’m thankful that we’re able to do the things we did in practice and I believe we can get better as we play more games in the tournament,” said Manuel, who also starred in their blowout win against Blackwater, in Filipino.Meanwhile, June Mar Fajardo, Terrence Romeo, and Kiefer Ravena will face their teammates in the National team during the final phase of the three-stage PBA All-Star game on May 27 in Iloilo City.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ After wingman Kevin Racal swished a three for a 36-point Alaska spread, Columbian head coach Ricky Dandan couldn’t help but stare blankly on the floor, searching for answers.ADVERTISEMENT Melecio on target as La Salle rips foe Both Ravena and Fajardo played big for the national team in the first two windows of the ongoing Fiba World Cup qualifiers. A nagging knee injury, however, prevented Romeo from suiting up in the tournament. But the TNT star has been part of the Gilas program for quite some time.For now, the three will start for the Visayas All-Stars to be handled by Magnolia coach Chito Victolero, along with Barangay Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter and Rain or Shine star James Yap.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He found none. And after a promising start to the conference, Columbian crashed hard against an Aces squad that never let up in cruising to a 134-103 victory Friday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Meralco made it a night of routs, peeling away early and punishing sister team NLEX, 106-90, in the other game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownChris Newsome was a beast on both ends of the floor and drew a lot of support from the Meralco backcourt of Baser Amer, Mike Tolomia and Anjo Caram to crack NLEX.The Bolts are now tied with the Aces and idle GlobalPort (2-1) after sending the Road Warriors to a third straight setback. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

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More confident Joshua Pacio faces Naito in ONE title rematch

first_imgThat is something Pacio is going to be on a lookout for on Saturday.Joshua Pacio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netREAD: Pacio guns for ONE strawweight title in Naito rematch“Coach Mark [Sangiao] has repeatedly reminded me ‘Never give your back.’ Once they get your back, it’s going to be hard to escape,” said the 22-year-old Benguet native.Team Lakay also formulated a different game plan against the Japanese foe this time, with Pacio looking to be the aggressor in his bid to snag another belt for the Filipinos in the promotion.Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio is looking snag the ONE Strawweight title from Naito. pic.twitter.com/Rwvnu3H7Aq— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 20, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “During our last match, what I practiced mostly on was takedown defense, running—hit and run. But now, we focused on wrestling offense. If there’s a chance I can take him down, I’ll do that. If there’s a chance we can be aggressive in our ground game, we’ll also do that.”Pacio, though, recognized that Naito has also improved on his weaker points, mainly his striking, in the last two years where the 34-year-old Japanese fighter fought fellow champion Alex Silva twice.“His weakness is striking but I can see that he has improved. I’m not going to relax because of that, but we have a game plan to target three points and that’s what I’m going to execute.”The Pacio-Naito rematch headlines an action-packed fight card which also features two other Filipino fighters in Danny Kingad and Jomary Torres. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women’s World Cup LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But more than the additional experience, it’s a whole new level of confidence that the Team Lakay fighter is going to be bringing to their rematch on Saturday in the main event of the ONE: Conquest of Heroes here.READ: GALLERY: Pacio, Naito face off ahead of ONE: Conquest of HeroesFEATURED 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“The biggest thing that I’m going to be bringing with me this time is my confidence,” said Pacio in Filipino on Thursday during the open workout at Jakarta Muay Thai.Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio and Yoshitaka Naito face off at ONE: Conquest of Heroes open workout today pic.twitter.com/eqwyKlxnIo— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 20, 2018A mistake that proved to be costly allowed the erstwhile undefeated Naito pin Pacio down and finish him with a rear naked choke in the third round of their title bout in Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT JAKARTA—In the two years since he last faced Yoshitaka Naito, Joshua Pacio has established himself as one of the top fighters in the strawweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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James Harden has 2nd straight triple-double, Rockets top Grizzlies

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Harden, who had 50 points in a triple-double in the Rockets’ victory over the Lakers on Thursday, recorded his 10th assist on a pass to Clint Capela with 21.3 seconds left as the Grizzlies tried to trap defensively in hopes of whittling the Houston lead in the final minute.Asked if he would have gotten the assist without the Memphis defensive pressure, Harden replied with a sly grin through his thick, black beard : “That’s a good question. You never know, right?”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 ChrissCapela’s basket gave him 26 points to go with 10 rebounds. Gerald Green scored 17 points.Mike Conley led Memphis with 22 points, while Marc Gasol added 17 points and nine rebounds. JaMychal Green had 13 points. The Rockets made 13 3-pointers, near their average, compared to only five for the Grizzlies.“We’ve got to do a better job of getting there,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said of his team’s 3-point defense. “We’ve got schemes in place to protect us from those, and we were just late in our rotations.”The Rockets appeared to be coasting in the fourth, holding a 15-point lead with about 7 minutes remaining, but Memphis clicked off a 14-5 run to cut it to 97-91. But the Grizzlies got no closer.The run was fueled by rookie Jevon Carter making his first appearance of the season. He finished with 11 points with a couple of steals and a blocked shot. His defense sparked the Grizzlies’ rally that at least made the ending interesting.“It was just good to be out there,” Carter said of his debut, when he guarded Harden and Chris Paul. “It was fun. I’m a competitor. I want to play against the best and at this level, that’s just what it’s going to be night-in and night-out.”ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Harden may be getting on a roll, notching his second straight triple-double to help the Houston Rockets grab their third consecutive win.Harden had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Rockets weathered a fourth-quarter burst to beat the Grizzlies 105-97 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img A trio of 3-pointers by Gerald Green reversed the momentum gained when Memphis scored 11 straight points to open the third period. Green collected 12 points in the third, helping Houston maintain a 79-65 lead in the fourth.“Gerald Green came in and gave us a boost,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It was something that he was missing in the first half, like he was out of wind.”TIP-INSRockets: G Eric Gordon, who was listed as questionable because of left knee soreness, scored four points. . Capela reached at least 20 points for the ninth time this season. … Harden has 38 triple-doubles for his career. It was his first against the Grizzlies. … Paul finished with 10 points and 10 assists.Grizzlies: F Kyle Anderson did not play due to a left ankle sprain suffered in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to Miami. Anderson’s absence ended a streak of 25 straight games where Memphis used the same starting lineup: Anderson, Gasol, Conley, Garrett Temple and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. Shelvin Mack started in Anderson’s place.FIRST IMPRESSIONSCarter’s debut drew nice reviews from Harden, particularly regarding the rookie’s defense. “He’s very active. . He plays his butt off,” Harden said. “He is everywhere on the floor. He did an unbelievable job of pressing me and Chris up the floor, creating some defense to offense.”NON-TRADE TALKFriday night’s three-team trade that never happened still was buzzing before the game. The Grizzlies’ MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden were believed to be headed to Phoenix after the trade talks surfaced Friday night.Instead, confusion over whether the Grizzlies were including MarShon or Dillon Brooks killed the Memphis part of the deal, leading to a lot of talk on Saturday. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he apologized to the players. MarShon Brooks still expressed his confusion over the circumstances. His mother learned of the trade near the end of Friday’s night’s game with Miami, even trying to tell him of the report from her seat in the stands. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 “It’s a little awkward, you know. I’m a human,” Brooks said. “I’ve got feelings. I’m not just numb to the situation.“I don’t know how it happened. I guess (the general managers) were in a group text or something.”UP NEXTRockets: Host Utah on Monday.Grizzlies: Open a four-game road trip on Monday at Golden State.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canelo Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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US$20M Needed for 2018 Census

first_imgThe Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), has announced that at most, US$20m is needed to conduct the 2018 Census in compliance with the Constitution.Article 39 of the 1986 constitution says that: “The National Legislature shall cause a census of the Republic to be taken every ten years.”Liberia’s latest and fourth Census was held in 2008. Census is the largest data collection exercise in a country, and is often undertaken every 10 years.LISGIS Director General Dr. Edward Liberty told the House joint Committee on Judiciary, Good Governance and Election in a public hearing in the joint chambers on Capitol Hill last Friday that the population data from the 2018 Census will play a major role in the formulation of constituency boundaries for the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections, using the population threshold set by the Legislature.“The (population) data will be used for socio-economic development planning and development purposes, monitoring of government development programs and international interventions such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among others,” he said. The LISGIS Director told the Joint Committee that the estimated US$20m was based on the population projection of 4.3 million at the rate of US$4.50 per head.His breakdown of the estimated cost of the census is as follows: Census Cartography/Mapping (29.38%); Publicity Advocacy (5.56%); Pilot Census (0.55%); Field Enumeration (31.14%); Post Enumeration Survey (1.27%); Data Processing (3.21%) and Data Analysis (1.12%).Other estimations include Publication (1.15%); Results Dissemination (0.34%); International Expertise (7.29%); Training & Tour (1.04%); Local Costs (13.18%) and Unforeseen/Constituency (4.76%).Dr. Liberty said of the three methods in census collection, LISGIS is still studying which method to use to get a desirable result.He named the methods as Mapping, De Jure and De Facto L.In the 2008 Census LISGIS used the De Facto method, which is the counting of household members based on where a household member spent the night on the eve of the census. The census indicated a population of 3.5 million inhabitants in Liberia in 2008 but sparked a controversy over the low number of inhabitants counted in an area owing to where they slept on the eve of the census.An independent and lecturer at the University of Liberia, Mr. N. Macpherson David said the “2018 Census is necessary but LISGIS places emphasis on public awareness.”The chairman of the Geography Department at the University of Liberia, Prof. Jethro S. Tamba also urged the lawmakers to endorse the implementation of the census, arguing that it will serve as a “helpful document.”Finance Ministry Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs Adolphus D. Forkpa said the “Ministry will work closely with LISGIS to raise the needed funds.” Liberia has conducted four censuses: 1962, 1974, 1984 and 2008 and they revealed a growing population of 1.1m, 1.5m, 2.1m and 3.5m.Meanwhile, the public hearing on the 2018 Census stemmed from a letter from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, asking the House of Representatives to sanction the 2018 Census.Atty. Saywah Worleh Dunah of Nimba County is the chairman on the House Judiciary, and is the lead chairperson on the joint committee to review the President’s letter, conduct public hearings, and advise Plenary whether or not the 2018 Census should be approved.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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Minibus slams into ECD man on pedestrian crossing

first_imgDexter Thomas of Lot 14 Haslington, East Coast Demerara was killed on a pedestrian crossing at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara on Saturday at about 17:30h when a minibus struck him as he was crossing the public road.Surveillance footage from a nearby house showed the 48-year-old pedestrian standing on the Mc Doom public road while three lanes of traffic were proceeding south. He then proceeded to cross the road from east to west, and stopped at a concrete median. At this juncture, minibus BWW 6110, being driven by Troy Arthur of Linden, was approaching from a southerly direction. Thomas then attempted to run across the road, and was hit by the left front side of the minibus.The right side front of the minibus then collided with minibus BNN 3796, which was proceeding north on the western side of the road, as the driver, Arthur, attempted to swerve to avoid hitting Thomas.Unconscious and bleeding profusely, Thomas was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. He died shortly after, while receiving medical attention.His body has been transferred to the GPHC mortuary to await a post mortem examination.Minibus driver Troy Arthur has been taken into Police custody.last_img read more

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3 new passport offices to be up and running by the end of 2019…

first_imgCitizenship Minister Winston Felix on Thursday disclosed that his department is working to establish passport offices in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) by the end of the 2019 fiscal year. This is in keeping with the Administration’s vision of decentralising vital public services in capital towns.The Minister on Thursday visited the Essequibo Coast to get a first-hand look at the plot of land that has been identified by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) in the town of Anna Regina where that region’s passport office will be located.“Last year, at an outreach conducted by the Minister of State, the issue of passports and the challenge to travel to Georgetown was raised by many residents and I made a commitment that all efforts will be made to remedy this situation in keeping with President’s wish to have Government services easily accessible inMinister of Citizenship Winston Felix discusses the construction of the building and parking facility for the passport office, with engineers and technical officerscapital towns,” Minister Felix stated.The identified plot is centrally located; with the Anna Regina Police Station, the GLSC Office and the Guyana Revenue Authority Office within close proximity.“Since Anna Regina is a capital town, we will bring the service to Anna Regina. This will cut out the unnecessary travelling to Georgetown; it will bring the service to Essequibians, thereby reducing the time they have to wait, as well as the cost involved in travelling,” Minister Felix stated.Meanwhile, the new passport offices at Linden and New Amsterdam are serving residents well and have significantly reduced the hassle and crowds at the Georgetown office. The Minister recalled that only a few years ago, the lines at the central location would extend all the way to Barrack Street, Kingston.He said that upon entering Office, President David Granger created the Department of Citizenship and directed that one of its first tasks must be to eliminate this unnecessary everyday struggle.Since then, more equipment was procured for the Immigration Office to improve efficiency and the decentralisation programme commenced.last_img read more

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Jilted man sets Sophia apartments ablaze

first_img– 10 homeless, suspect on the runA late night fire in Sophia, Greater Georgetown has left ten persons homeless and more than $10 million in losses after it completely destroyed an apartment building.What remained of the apartment buildingAccording to reports, the fire, which is suspected to be the work of a known arsonist, started around 23:10h.Guyana Times understands that the apartments were owned by Yonnette Roberts, her daughters Deon and Kenesha Roberts, and her son-in-law Sherwin Charles.This publication was told that three families were at home at the time of the incident and two of the four occupants also owned businesses which were destroyed in the flames.The fire was reportedly started by an enraged man with whom Yonette Roberts allegedly refused to pursue a relationship.She told this publication that she was at the National Park, Georgetown when she received a call from a friend who informed her that her home was on fire.The woman said that when she arrived at the scene, the building was already burnt flat and nothing was saved.Yonette RobertsRoberts divulged that the arson suspect, who was nowhere to be found after the fire, had made several threats to the families residing in the apartment building. “He does always make a lot of threats to me, but we never took him seriously, but he was the only one that was in my apartment, so he set the fire and then escaped because he cannot be found since the incident occurred,” she explained.Charles, who was at home at the time of the fire, said that he heard noises coming from the adjoining apartment and called out to the alleged arsonist, who is known to them.He relayed that the man told him that the noise was coming from some puppies that were owned by the families.He further explained that he continued about his business and was about to go to bed when he received a call from his sister-in-law, in another apartment, informing him that the building was on fire.“So after she called me, I ran out to see if I could try to prevent the fire from spreading, but it was already very big, so I just ran back inside to attempt to save some stuff from inside of my apartment,” Charles said.He added that he was unable to save much, as the fire spread quickly, consuming the building.An angry neighbour told this publication that some of the children from the apartments could have died if not for persons who assisted in getting them out of the burning building.“I saw when the building started to burn, and these people were inside and unaware of what was happening and I started to make noise to alert them. All of them children were inside the house and all of them could’ve died in that fire.”According to the families, the apartments were fully furnished with every necessity. One of the business owners told this publication that she had only recently restocked her business and could not believe that now she was left “with only this clothes that I have on”.The Fire Service was called to the scene, but was unable to lend much assistance.The matter was reported to the Police and a manhunt has since been launched for the suspect.last_img read more

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Neil Adams resigns as Norwich manager

first_img1 Neil Adams resigns as Norwich City manager Neil Adams has resigned as Norwich City manager – but will return to the club in July.The former Canaries winger was appointed on a three-year contract in May, having taken over the reins from Chris Hughton.Mike Phelan’s return to Carrow Road has led many to speculate about the 49-year-old’s future and, having lost two of their last three fixtures, time has been called on Adams’ tenure.The Norfolk-based club have announced the search for a new manager is already underway, and have stated that the ex-boss will return in July.His role at the club will confirmed a later date.“I firmly believe that we are still on course for a crack at promotion back to the Premier League. That is where this club belongs,” Adams said.“However, I feel it is in the best interests of the team that an immediate change is made in order to ensure a positive impact on results.“It goes without saying that I sincerely hope the team achieves success this season and I would like to say a huge thank you to the supporters who have backed me during my tenure as manager.”The Canaries currently sit seventh in the Championship table and Mike Phelan will take charge until a new boss is reported.last_img read more

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Gueye to Everton reports: ‘He covered nearly as much ground as Kante last year!’

first_img1 Idrissa Gueye: The Aston Villa midfielder could be staying in the Premier League after all Everton have activated the release clause in Idrissa Gueye’s Aston Villa contract, reports claimed on Tuesday evening.Stories emerged suggesting the Merseysiders – who beat MK Dons in a pre-season friendly – could be about to sign the midfielder.The Senegal international, 26, only joined the Villans last summer from Lille and he went on to make 38 appearances as the club were relegated from the top flight. If Ronald Koeman’s side complete the deal for Gueye, they could pay around £7million for a man whose playing style has been compared to N’Golo Kante’s.Villa chief executive Keith Wyness insisted the relegated side want to keep Gueye, even if he is likely to leave this summer.He tweeted: “Re idrissa gueye (Gana), we do not welcome any interest in this player from any club #fightlikelions”. As the story surfaced, fans reacted on social media – some excited, some less so and other supporters slightly jealous – see below:last_img read more

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Cowboys, nuns and ukuleles at the Errigal College variety show – Picture Special

first_imgAn impressive bunch of top performers put on a fantastic spectacle at the annual Errigal College Variety Show on Friday night. The showcase organised by the Parents’ Committee in conjunction with the school. This year’s show included performances from parents and past-pupils, as well as many of Errigal College’s current crop of talented performers.The show opened with a performance of the award-winning play ‘Speak my child’. The audience enjoyed the comedy and the wonderful acting skills that won this year’s Co Donegal School Drama award in the Balor Theatre.  Jonathan Boyce’s incredible acting skills inspired the rest of the student cast and they received huge applause from the audience. The audience then saw three outstanding solo performances from very talented students. Caja is a new student in fifth year and her excellent piano playing skills were followed by Mr Cool, Luke Browne. The audience then got the chance to understand why the voice of Danny McGahey is gaining such a good reputation.One of the highlights of the show was the singing of Miranda Rosenberg. Her son Randolph is a third year. Her gorgeous voice and electric personality raised the show to a new level for the audience.Errigal College’s first year ukulele band performed next. The AAA band were joined by Donal Kavanagh, Richard Houston, Margaret McAteer and the voice of Jason McLaughin.A huge cheer erupted when Errigal College’s European champion Irish dancer, Catriona Hasson walked on to the stage. She was joined by the highly successful third year, Catherine Boyce. They wore cowboy hats and combined ‘jump down turn around’ music with Irish dancing.  They threw their cowboy hats into the cheering crowd and were followed onto the stage by Chelsea Kildea, Elicé Baxter, Elaine McLaughlin and Charlotte Albert. John Nestor’s beautiful rendition of ‘Take my hand’ was followed by a past-pupil of Errigal College, Joe Gibson. Joe is a resident performer in Connemara and took a night out of his hectic schedule to perform in his old school. His voice has been described as the love child of Garth Brooks and Christy Moore, and it certainly worked its magic on the audience.During the break, the audience enjoyed tea, coffee, soft drinks and a range of refreshments provided by the Parents’ Committee.The second half kicked off with a hilarious short play performed by three members of the Parents Committee. ‘Planning Permission’ is a very funny sketch about a couple who go into the Planning Office instead of the Family Planning office next door. The hilarious actresses were Georgie Reilly, Hilary Moore and Frances Gordon.The third short play of the night was the hilarious ‘Teachers on Trial’ by Errigal College teacher, Hugo Dorrian. Anne Long, SNA, and Luke Browne, student, acted with teachers Pascale Galianagh and Tara McLaughlin, and they had the audience in stitches.Catriona Hasson returned to the stage with Jason McLaughlin and Cailin Macey and they performed a three-hand Irish dance which has gained the attention of Ed Sheerin! Past-pupil Richard Gordon then took to the stage with his brother David and Alannah O’Leary and their jiving skills were simply incredible.The Wedding Day Fashion Show was one of the highlights of the evening and is part of The Bags to Rags project. This project run by senior students is for Sustainable Energy Ireland’s initiative to promote upcycling of clothes or ‘Greener Fashion’. The ‘Wedding guests’ danced in clothes that have been up-cycled by the students. Teachers Hugo Dorrian and Margaret McAteer were up-cycled too and looked good. However, the audience had a great laugh at the fact that their dancing skills weren’t upcycled.Cailin Macey and Mark Wilkin were the happy couple in the Fashion Show Wedding and they led the girls and boys in the electrifying dance-off. The show closed with a series of presentations to Catriona Hasson and Margaret McAteer. There was a special presentation given to Mary Stewart SNA for her dressmaking skills and to Roseann Boyle, Anne Long and Helen Doherty for the hours they spent preparing all the clothes for the Variety Show. Errigal College Principal, Mr Charlie Cannon thanked the Parents’ Committee for organising such a mammoth presentation and he thanked Catriona Hasson and Margaret McAteer for organising the many students and staff who were involved. After such an excellent Variety Show, he is already looking forward to next year! Cowboys, nuns and ukuleles at the Errigal College variety show – Picture Special was last modified: February 14th, 2017 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:concertEntertainmenterrigal collegeeventsvariety showlast_img read more

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