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Michigan beats Purdue to win 2nd straight Big Ten Tournament

first_img“He had a couple of drives that didn’t go down for him, and he had a couple of 3s where he could never get back-to-back pullups or back-to-back pull-up 3s to get into that rhythm,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said.This Michigan team has been coach John Beilein’s best on the defensive side since he took over in Ann Arbor in 2007. It starts with the sophomore Simpson harassing opponents’ best ball-handlers.The Wolverines seemed content to let Haas have room inside as long as they were able limit Purdue’s 3s. Purdue entered the game shooting 42 percent from 3. The Boilermakers finished 4 for 17 from behind the arc.On consecutive possessions early in the second half, the Wolverines forced turnovers by Purdue and turned them in transition 3s — one by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and one by Simpson. That put Michigan up 11 with 15:06 left, prompted Painter to call a timeout and had Wolverines fans screaming “Go Blue!”“He’s a pit bull,” Beilein said of Simpson. “We have a picture of a big, mean pit bull in our locker room for every game. And he’s that guy. He’s the one that loves to play defense.”Michigan, playing its fourth game, showed no signs of wear. The Wolverines shot 50 percent and committed five turnovers.Last season’s unlikely run to the tournament championship by Michigan was as an eighth seed and it started with a harrowing plane accident near Ann Arbor, Michigan. No one was hurt, but everyone was shaken. Still, the team got to Washington and ripped off four straight wins to grab an NCAA bid.This one was less dramatic — though surely the Wolverines did not mind.BIG PICTUREMichigan: The Wolverines will enter the NCAA Tournament on a nine-game winning streak. Fifth-seeded Michigan (28-7) became the first team to repeat as Big Ten Tournament champs since Ohio State in 2010 and ’11.Simpson finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds. Moe Wagner led Michigan with 17 points and was named most outstanding player of the tournament, despite playing only 17 minutes against Purdue because of foul trouble — which plagued him all week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat’s where Teske stepped in. The 7-foot-1 sophomore came in averaging 3.3 points, but scored 12 in the first half and picked up the slack guarding Purdue’s 7-2 center Isaac Haas.Simpson and Teske put an exclamation point on Michigan’s four-day Garden party with 6:02 left in the second half. Simpson drove and dished to Teske cutting to the basket. “Big Bad Jon,” as the guys call him, finished over Haas and let out a roar while chest bumping teammates on his way to the bench. Michigan players celebrate after beating Purdue 75-66 to win the NCAA Big Ten Conference tournament championship college basketball game, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — The tenacious point guard his coach calls a “pit bull” drove to the basket, but instead of putting up his go-to hook shot Zavier Simpson whipped a pass to the backup big man who became a Michigan folk hero at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.Jon Teske’s two-handed slam brought down the house and pretty much finished off No. 8 Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. With Simpson playing catalyst on both ends of the floor — running Michigan’s efficient offense and leading its lock-down defense — and Teske scoring a surprising 14 points, the 15th-ranked Wolverines beat the Boilermakers 75-66.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Unable to complete a three-game sweep, they probably watched any chance of grabbing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament go away.“A national championship is going to feel a whole lot better than winning the Big Ten,” Haas said.UP NEXTBoth teams will wait a week to find out where they are headed for the NCAA Tournament, along with Michigan State and Ohio State out of the Big Ten. Penn State and Nebraska will cross fingers and hope for a bid. “I was so happy when he popped off after that dunk,” Wagner said. “I got so excited. He got emotional. Yeah, I know how good he is. That was long overdue.”The dunk made it 66-48 and brought chants of “Tes-key!” from the Michigan fans — who showed up in droves for the first Big Ten Tournament played in New York.“That was a blast, especially being here in New York City with all those Michigan fans that traveled from great distances or whoever lived here,” Teske said.Purdue (28-6) chipped away in the final minutes with Michigan missing free throws but it was way too late.Haas led Purdue with 23 points, but Purdue’s top-two scorers, Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards, combined for 16 points on 6-of-22 shooting. Carsen Edwards scored 53 points in the first two games here, but just 12 against Michigan, shooting 4 for 16.ADVERTISEMENT Mickelson ends longest drought with playoff win in Mexico View commentslast_img read more

Jagdeo cautions Govt on catastrophic repercussions

first_imgSugar estates’ closure…decisions affecting Govt supporters also – GAWU General SecretaryAs Government moves forward with its plans to only keep the Albion, Uitvlugt and Blairmont estates functioning while abandoning the others, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has reminded them of the devastating social and economic impacts that thousands would face as a result of the closures.At the meeting at State House with President David Granger on Wednesday evening, Jagdeo reminded that “sugar is not a corporation but an industry”, adding that the closure of estates would have “catastrophic repercussions”, not only among sugar workers and their surrounding communities but across the entire economy. The Opposition Leader asserted that with the correct policies, fiscal space could be made for continued assistance to the sugar industry until it recovered from its current problems.Accompanying the Opposition Leader at the meeting was former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall while the Government side included Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and current Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, SC. Many issues were raised and discussions over the fallout of estate closures were extensive.At the end of December 2016, Government, through dialogue with stakeholders, had first stated its intention to shut down Enmore, the Rose Hall factory and to privatise the Skeldon plant. Documents that Government tendered revealed that there would be divestment of Skeldon. In fact, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder told Guyana Times on Wednesday that Government wanted Skeldon out of its remit.“What we know is we have to get rid of Skeldon – Skeldon is a hole that we can’t come out of,” Holder had told this newspaper.GAWU lashes outBut the workers’ representative body, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has voiced heavy criticisms of the coalition Government for moving forward with plans to close estates. In an interview with this newspaper on Thursday, GAWU General Secretary Seepaul Narine questioned whether the Government had any vision for the country.“We don’t agree with it and we had made our presentation to the Government, explaining why we don’t agree…the people running this country don’t have any vision for the people who they govern over, because they have not done any social impact studies,” Narine strongly stated.He lamented the shaky future of thousands of workers and their families.“You’re talking about closing three estates with approximate 5000 people minimum and then in the case of Wales, that’s already gone and you’re talking about 1700 people. It’s a significant amount of people whose future is at limbo because of the Government’s decision.”There is no alternative [and] that’s the hurtful part of it, the GAWU official stressed. Narine explained that GAWU was against the moves Government was making.“We see the direction that Government is going is absolutely wrong; they are walking in the dark with no candle, so they can’t see what direction they are going in. If you’re going to close estates and put people on the breadline, you need to say what alternatives you have for them,” he reiterated.Narine had a bleak outlook for the future of the sugar industry in Guyana.“The Administration fails to understand that the decisions they are making are hurting their own people,” Narine stressed.Government ceased sugar operations at the Wales Estate in December 2016, citing cost as the main factor for closure. Hundreds of workers, albeit reluctantly, transferred their service to the Uitvlugt Estate while hundreds more opted for severance packages. Several others are still demanding severance, but the Agriculture Ministry contends that all workers who requested severance were paid. The workers’ representative organisation said that the Ministry’s disclosure was misleading. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Famous Irish Olympian drops into Aura Leisure Centre

first_imgAura Letterkenny Leisure Centre were surprised by a very famous visitor! During the week Irish Olympian Ronnie Delaney dropped in (pictured above on the far right during the 1956 Olympics).Ronnie is Ireland’s only ever Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist, winning gold at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne in the 1500 metres event. Ronnie also competed at the 1954 European Athletics Championships in Bern and the Summer Olympics 1960 in Rome.After the Olympics, Ronnie earned a bronze medal in the 1500 metres event in Stockholm at the 1958 European Athletics Championships.Ronnie with Danny Mc Daid (LAC), Louise Mc Dermott (Membership Adviser at Aura) & Teresa Mc Daid (LAC).Ronnie was also spotted at Diver’s Garage in Letterkenny! Famous Irish Olympian drops into Aura Leisure Centre was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Aura Leisure Centreletterkenny athetlic clubMELBOURNEOlympianRonnie Delaneylast_img read more


first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. ClubThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 30 were Donna Boyle, Ardara and Josie & Lara Britton, c/o Joseph Britton, Main Street. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 18 & 24 with the jackpot now standing at €8,800.The Annual Dinner and Presentation of Club Awards for 2011 will take place on Saturday February 18th in Dom’s Pier 1 at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets are on sale now priced at €20.00 from Sean Dunnion, Paul Timoney, Michael Martin and Maria Gorrell. Members are reminded that nominations for the Club Person of the Year 2011 award must be returned to Club Secretary, Eamonn Gorrell before next Friday February 17th.  The Ladies Board held their presentation evening last Sunday evening February 4th in Dom’s Pier 1. Awards were presented to Kelly Mc Groary & Aislinn Casey from the Under 16 team, Caoimhe Gorrell & Ashling Mc Cauley from the Under 14 team and Aine Gillespie & Casey Harvey from the Under 12 team. Certificates were also presented to members of the under 10 panel. A special thank you to Karl Lacey for coming along on the evening to present the girls with their awards. Many thanks to Dom’s Pier 1 for the excellent meal and thank you to Glen Curristian for the disco. Finally, the Ladies committee would like to thank all the girls for their participation in 2011 for the Club and wish all the players and management the best of luck for 2012. GAA NOTES: FOUR MASTERS was last modified: February 7th, 2012 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:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

West Donegal Irish college criticised for lack of child protection policies

first_imgA DONEGAL Irish summer college has been condemned in an official Government report for failing to have child protection policies in place.The Department of Education Inspector also described leadership at Coláiste Chú Chulainn in Gaoth Dobhair as ‘weak’.The college had 79 students on the course when it was inspected on June 6 this year. The Inspector’s report has just been released.And it is damning in its assessment on the total lack of child protection measures, saying the college had failed in all five of the department’s rules.The college – which changed its name recently to Colaiste Ghaoth Dobhair – failed to have all staff Garda vetted, didn’t inform staff of its policies and didn’t have any child protection statement in place.“The practice of the college did not comply with checks 1,2,3,4 and 5 and therefore the college was not compliant with the checks that were made during the inspection visit,” said the Inspector. “The quality of the course’s management and leadership was weak; there were significant deficiencies in mandatory policies and procedures.“Overall, the quality of teaching and learning was satisfactory; students were encouraged to use Irish but they were not given sufficient opportunities to consolidate the newly acquired language.”The Inspector said appropriate planning of lessons was not available during the June inspection and there was no evidence that progress was made on the recommendations of the last inspection in 2016.The college was given the chance to respond to the latest round of criticism before the report was published and these were included in the inspector’s report.The Steering Committee said it would correct all its mistakes. It promised that liaison teams would be named, that staff would attend an in-house course five weeks before college and that each staff member would be given a folder containing school policies. It also said all adults would be garda vetted.The college also said it had applied for funding to Udaras na Gaeltachta for new premises for 2020 following criticism in 2016 and 2019 for lack of resources and use of IT during lessons.The inspector did find an enjoyable atmosphere and a good relationship between students and teachers and students praised the college during a follow-up focus group.West Donegal Irish college criticised for lack of child protection policies was last modified: November 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Man Utd are losing a top-class player, says Fulham boss Meulensteen

first_imgManchester United will lose a “world-class defender” when Nemanja Vidic leaves in the summer, according to Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen.The 32-year-old centre-back has stated he will leave the champions when his contract expires at the end of the season in search of a new challenge abroad.Meulensteen worked with Vidic while part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff at United, and he hailed the Serbian international ahead of Fulham’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.“Vidic has been very important for United over the years. He’s been rock solid – a fantastic defender and a world-class player,” he said.“He’s been a top player for Man United and a real cornerstone of the success they’ve had over many years.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Win 5 Free Tickets to the Real-Time Web Summit, New York City, June 11

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting elyssa pallai 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market What if Chris Dixon and John Borthwick were sitting at the same table as you, ready to have a real conversation about what’s next for the real-time Web? Would you like to sit across from Marshall Kirkpatrick and Richard MacManus and have a straight-shooting conversation about real-time online media? If so, then the ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit is for you. And thanks to its unconference format, the day will be like participating in a think tank – you and a group of tech luminaries collaborating on the future of the Web. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts “The RWW Real-Time Web Summit [in 2009] was excellent – friggin’ great in fact. I hauled a handful members of my team across country for it and my only regret was that I didn’t bring more of them. I’m looking forward to the next one.”John Borthwick, CEO BetaWorks – one of the leading investors in the Real-Time Web. That’s the nature of ReadWriteWeb summits – straight talking, collegial settings where individuals who are striving to move an industry forward, sit down and create the future. Everyone learns. Everyone advances. You leave feeling energized and full of “next’.The ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit – will take place on June 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Register here. If you’re a student and would like to participate, please email us at What’s an Unconference?It’s simple: With the help of a professional facilitator, Kaliya Hamlin, you and everyone attending the conference create an agenda in real-time on the day of the event. This ensures that what’s covered is important, timely, and exactly what you want to talk about. To see the power of the unconference format in action, check out this video of session pitching at the recent ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit:Watch live video from ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010 on Justin.tvThe rest of the day is spent debating and discussing the issues. Notetakers record the sessions throughout, and we record video when possible.We can assure you that by the end of the day you’ll have made new contacts, participated in some ground-breaking discussions, and (if you were brave enough) worked side-by-side with people you admire.We hope to see you there.Today we’re giving away five free tickets to our readers who have the most interesting thoughts about the real-time Web. Let us know your comments, concerns, predictions and premonitions in the comments below! Tags:#conferences#RWW Real-Time Web Summit, NYC 2010#web last_img read more

Congress Minister joins BJP in Himachal Pradesh

first_imgHimachal Cabinet Minister Anil Sharma on Sunday resigned from the government and the ruling Congress and joined the opposition BJP along with his father and former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram.Speculations were rife that Transport Minister G.S. Bali may also switch sides. Anil Sharma said: “I have resigned from both the Congress and the government due to deliberate ignoring by the party. I and Pandit Sukh Ram ji were deliberately ignored at party Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Mandi rally.” “Later, in the constitution of the election committees, my name was missing,” he said.Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh later said, “Anil Sharma is a junior leader… Their departure will not affect Congress’s prospects.”last_img

London Olympics: Saina to start her campaign today

first_imgSaina Nehwal begins her pursuit of India’s elusive badminton Olympic medal at the London Games on Sunday against Swiss Sabrina Jaquet in the first round of the women’s singles at the Wembley Arena. At the 2008 Beijing Games, Saina narrowly missed a medal after she lost her quarter-final match to Indonesian Maria Kristin Yulianti, who went on to take the bronze.It was a big achievement for the 18-year-old Saina then. But in the four years, she has emerged as one of the top international players and the first Indian to take World No.2 slot.Currently she is World No.5 and seeded fourth. She is seen as a definite medal prospect and is determined too. Even the draw looks kind to her, though she herself believes that there is nothing called an easy round at major events.”The draw looks quite tough. I’ve played them before and they have given me a tough challenge. I expect good matches and I will take one match at a time,” Saina told IANS.”I have developed as a player. This is my second Olympics and I am more experienced now and I know how to relax. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself,” said the 22-year-old.The ace shuttler, who recently won the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier, is expected to face stiff challenge from groupmate Belgian Lianne Tan and two-time All England champion Tine Baun of Denmark in a possible quarter-final clash. She has a 3-3 head-to-head record against Baun.advertisementIf Saina is through to the medal round, she will run into China’s World No.1 Yihan Wang in the semis whom she has never beaten in their previous five encounters.”Let us see what happens. I will give my 100 percent in every match,” Saina said when asked if she was confident of beating Wang this time.Sunday will also see women’s doubles specialists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa start their Olympic campaign as they take on World No.10 Cheng Wen Hsing and Chien Yu Chin of Chinese Taipei.It is the same pair whom Jwala and Ashwini had defeated in the second round of the World Championships last year where they went on to win the bronze. They cannot be taken lightly as the medal they won last year was at this very Wembley Arena.However, their real test will come against fourth seeds Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa of Japan who also are placed in their group.In doubles, two of four teams from each of the four groups are to advance to the quarter-finals and the Indian duo can expect a medal provided they play to their potential.last_img read more

Googles tribute to Rukmini Devi Arundale on her 112th bday

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 29 (PTI) On her 112th birth anniversary, Bharatnatyam exponent Rukmini Devi Arundale is honoured by Google, which designed a doodle on the danseuse.The doodle features a depiction of Rukmani Devi in traditional dance attire with flowers in her hair holding up a mudra amidst trademark lettering of the search giant in trailing pink. Rukmani Devi, who passed away in 1986, five days before what would have been her 82nd birthday, is considered the most important revivalist of Bharatnatyam from its original Sadhir style prevalent among Devadasis (temple dancers). Born in Madurai, the danseuse honed her dancing skills under the watchful eyes of Mylapore Gowri Amma and perfected her technique under the guidance of Pandanallur Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai. In 1935, Rukmini Devi gave her first public performance at the Diamond Jubilee Convention of the Theosophical Society. Rukmini Devi and her husband established Kalakshetra, an academy of dance and music, at Adyar, Chennai in January, 1936. In 1962, the academy moved its campus to Thiruvanmiyur.Today, it is a deemed university under the Kalakshetra Foundation, which counts amongst its noted students Radha Burnier, Sarada Hoffman, Anjali Mehr, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Sanjukta Panigrahi, C V Chandrasekhar, Yamini Krishnamurthy and Leela Samson.Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance form, owes its current name to E Krishna Iyer and Rukmini Devi. The latter has been instrumental in modifying the Pandanallur style and removing the extraneous sringaar and erotic elements from the dance, which were the legacy of its Devadasi association.She is credited with introducing musical instruments such as violin, set and lighting design elements, innovative costumes and jewellery inspired by temple sculptures.advertisementRukmini Devi also created some of the pioneering dance dramas based on Indian epics such as the Ramayana and Gita Govinda.She was nominated to Rajya Sabha in 1952 and re-nominated in 1956. As a member of the Rajya Sabha, she was instrumental for the legislation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and for setting up of the Animal Welfare Board of India under her chairmanship in 1962. She remained on board until her demise in 1986. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967 for her immense contribution to the Indian classical dance. In January 1994, an Act of the Indian Parliament recognised the Kalakshetra Foundation as an Institute of National Importance. PTI RC ANSlast_img read more