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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms JAKARTA—Yeng Guiao used to breed and race horses for a hobby.And when asked about the possibility of Scottie Thompson joining the next Fiba World Cup Qualifying team Guiao blurted out an answer which every jockey works for to get his mount in the best position to win.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “He’s by the rail entering the homestretch,” Guiao told the Inquirer in Filipino.Fans have used social media to clamor for Thompson’s inclusion just hours after the Inquirer broke a report of some players on Guiao’s wish list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I am definitely considering him,” Guiao added. The fiery mentor had earlier mentioned Greg Slaughter, Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot as those he wants on the team. “And for sure, (Scottie) is (Fiba) eligible.”The PBA, meanwhile, doubled down on its assignment that Guiao can have any player he wants for the coming Fiba windows, where he will take the place of head coach Chot Reyes, who was suspended in the aftermath of the Philippines-Australia brawl during their World Cup-qualifying match last month. Guiao’s main concern now, though, is whether Slaughter and Lassiter are eligible even as he practically seeded Raymund Almazan and Poy Erram to the team, which has a need for big men that can hit the three-point shot.“We need big men because of the (June Mar) Fajardo injury,” Guiao said after his Nationals plastered Japan, 113-80, Tuesday to advance to the battle for fifth spot and seal Gilas’ improved performance when the Asian Games were last held in Incheon, South Korea.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Tempered emotions Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments
…EPA to submit Cabinet memorandumBy Jarryl BryanGovernment is making serious moves towards a ban on the use of plastic bags in Guyana, a move that, while it may have a blow-back effect on businesses, can move Guyana ahead in its environment protection plans.According to Minister of State Joseph Harmon at a post-Cabinet press conference on Friday, the ending of the use of plastic bags across Guyana is on the Government’s agenda. He explained that plastic is a problem across the world and Guyana, for its part, was not exempted from the consequences of this pollution.“Cabinet agreed that the matter had to be addressed if we were truly committed to the tenets of our green state development strategy… It was further agreed that the Government would adapt and institute measures to minimise the use of plastic and propose appropriate legislation to give effect to these measures,” the Minister explained.According to Harmon, a Cabinet memorandum was prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This memorandum, he noted, is slated to be examined by Cabinet within a week. He explained that the memorandum details the phasing out of plastic. Providing a timeline, Harmon was optimistic that the ban could be pulled off by the year 2021.“The intention is not going to be immediate, but they are basically going to get people, over time, to wean themselves off of plastics. There are six supermarkets that have indicated willingness to work with the EPA that they start to reduce… the use of plastic bags.”“The important thing is that it’s these single use plastics, the things that you use one time and then throw it away, it’s the single use plastics that are initially targeted. The six supermarkets that came on board, we want to commend them on their initiative,” he said.It had recently been announced that the EPA would be partnering with supermarkets in Georgetown to minimise the use of plastic bags, as part of Earth Day 2018. Guyana Times was informed of this partnership by the Director within Technical Secretariat, Sharifah Razack.The Director had noted that six major supermarkets in Georgetown, as well as their subsidiaries, have expressed their willingness to participate in the drive to reduce the usage of plastic bags.Those supermarkets include Bounty, Mathais, Survival, Budget, Distribution Services Limited (DSL) and Massy. It is understood that these supermarkets will use boxes, reusable bags and biodegradable bags to pack their customers’ goods. They are also urging persons to walk with their bags, so as to curb the plastic situation in Guyana.PollutionThe implementation of this new initiative comes at a time when Guyana happens to be one of the countries in the Caribbean that is mostly affected by plastic pollutants.In Guyana, plastic articles, specifically plastic bags have been the reason for clogged drains, trenches and canals and often times result in flooding over the years. As though a precursor to banning plastic, the Government took a decision to place a ban on Styrofoam back in 2016, after much contention.
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is being observed today and the UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.UNAIDS Executive Director, Gunilla CarlssonStigma towards key populations – gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs and prisoners and other incarcerated people – is reinforced by criminal laws.These in turn fuel violence, exploitation and a climate of fear, hindering efforts to make HIV services available to the people who need them. “We all have a moral and legal obligation to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination,” said Gunilla Carlsson, UNAIDS Executive Director, that is “To end the AIDS epidemic, people need to be protected from harm. We need justice and equality for all.”More than 65 countries criminalise same-sex sexual relations, including at least eight that impose the death penalty. Globally, gay men and other men who have sex with men are around 28 times more likely to acquire HIV than the general population and are much less likely to access HIV services.In 2017, gay men and other men who have sex with men accounted for 18 per cent of new HIV infections worldwide. “It is critically important that we create a world where all people can access the health and social services they need without the threat of violence and discrimination.Universal health coverage means reaching all people – sexual and gender minorities have the same right to health as everyone else,” Director General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus related.Transgender people, who account for an estimated 0.1–1.1 per cent of the global population, often face stigma, discrimination and social rejection in their homes and communities. Discrimination, violence and criminalisation prevent transgender people from accessing the HIV services they need to stay healthy.It is estimated that transgender women are 13 times more likely to acquire HIV than other adults of reproductive age and that 16.5 per cent of transgender women are living with HIV. “Justice and protection for all are central to driving progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.Enacting and enforcing non-discriminatory laws and policies, repealing punitive laws and ensuring access to justice for all are critical to delivering on the commitment to leave no one behind,” Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Achim Steiner posited.UNAIDS joins with the United Nations Secretary General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in calling for the decriminalisation of LGBTI people and for LGBTI people to be protected from violence and discrimination and to have full access to health and other social services.IDAHOT, a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversity, is commemorated annually on May 17. Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant strides in protecting and recognising the rights of LGBTI people.Some key country achievements include the official recognition of gender identity for transgender people, the adoption of anti-discrimination laws that include protections for LGBTI people and measures to address the discrimination, violence and socioeconomic disadvantages that many in these communities’ face.This year, Cuba amended its Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.In 2018, Uruguay passed a model transgender law that provides for national registration according to gender identity, comprehensive healthcare as well as access to education, training and employment. In 2018 local, national and regional courts helped advance jurisprudence in support of equal rights for LGBTI people.Last year the Trinidad and Tobago High Court ruled that laws criminalising sex between men and other consenting adults were unconstitutional. The Caribbean Court of Justice decided that Guyana’s cross-dressing law was unconstitutional and disproportionately affected transgender people.In Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Court for Oral Criminal Proceedings for the first time recognised the crime of “travesticide” – murder due to hate of the victim’s gender identity.Despite these advancements, many LGBTI people throughout the region remain profoundly vulnerable to violence and face stubborn barriers to accessing justice, opportunities and healthcare,” said UNAIDS Latin America and Caribbean Regional Support Team Director, Dr César Núñez. “We need to find common ground that recognises and upholds the inherent dignity of every person”.
Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Stoke City’s Shaqiri trace their roots to Kosovo, a former province of Serbia where thousands were killed and tens of thousands more chased from their homes during a 1998-1999 conflict between Serbian forces and ethnic Albanian guerillas.The double eagle symbol represents the Albanian flag and is viewed as a symbol of defiance in Kosovo, which declared independence in 2008 in a move that Serbia still refuses to recognise.The players’ celebrations in the 2-1 win over Serbia in Kaliningrad on Friday caused outrage in Serbia.FIFA rules prohibit political symbols in stadiums and the three players could have been banned.But football’s world governing body said it was imposing the fines “for unsporting behaviour contrary to the principles of fair play”.Serbian Football Association president Slavisa Kokeza and Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic were each fined 5,000 Swiss francs for comments they made after the match.Krstajic told Serbian journalists that German referee Felix Brych should be tried for war crimes in The Hague for failing to award his team a penalty.The Serbian FA was also fined 54,000 Swiss francs for the behaviour of fans during the game — they displayed discriminatory banners and messages and threw objects. Switzerland and Serbia can both still qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup. The Swiss face Costa Rica on Wednesday, when Serbia play Brazil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates Switzerland’s victory against Serbia in World Cup Group E © AFP / OZAN KOSEMoscow, Russian Federation, Jun 25 – Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner escaped bans Monday for celebrating goals with a pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia.FIFA said Xhaka and Shaqiri would each be fined 10,000 Swiss francs (8,700 euros, $10,000) and Lichtsteiner 5,000 Swiss francs.
The recent Southern California wildfires have focused attention on brush clearance and fire safety outdoors, but the hazards indoors are are even more plentiful. So with that in mind, and with National Fire Safety Month wrapping up, here’s a guide to hot products and flameproof tips to keep your autumn safe and glowing and warm. Kitchen fires are responsible for about one-third of all home fires, so it’s crucial to have a fire extinguisher in the busiest room in the house. HomeHero, a new line by Home Depot, weighs just 4.5 pounds, can be easily operated with one hand and retails for about $30. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Space heaters are popular for taking the chill out of a Southern California night, but experts are quick to issue warnings about their safety. Keep electric space heaters at least three feet from furniture, curtains and bedding or blankets. Always turn them off before going to sleep. Don’t use an extension cord. And look for a space heater that turns itself off when it overheats or is tipped over. For whole-room heating, Consumer Reports recommends an electric convection heater without a fan, such as The SafeHeat Flat Panel Micathermic, which retails for $80 at Lowe’s. For spot heating, CR gives the Holmes Quartz Tower, $60 at Lowe’s, high marks for safety and efficiency. Keep furniture at least three feet from the fireplace hearth; tree branches 15 feet from the top of the chimney; and firewood stacked a minimum of 30 feet from the house. Fire experts estimate that residents have less than five minutes to safely evacuate from a burning house. They also note that most fire deaths occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. It’s critical, therefore, to have a plan in place for primary and alternate ways out for you, your family members and your pets – and to practice that the strategy works. This means regularly replacing smoke-alarm batteries, checking that escape windows can be opened and that exits are free of large obstructions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Pat the Cope GallagherDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has rounded on the Government for failing to prioritise new employment creation within Donegal. In a reply to a Parliamentary question the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation confirmed to Pat the Cope that only 1 site visit by IDA had taken place in Donegal within the first 4 months of 2016.The reply further revealed that there were only 5 site visits in 2015 and 6 in 2014. Deputy Pat the Cope stated at a time when the Government is claiming that growth is returning to all parts of Ireland, it is incredible to think that no priority is being given to Donegal especially in the context of current high unemployment levels within the county.“It is going to be imperative for the new Minister to positively discriminate in favour of Donegal and other western seaboard counties in order to have balanced regional development, otherwise communities throughout Donegal will not see the benefits of reducing national unemployment levels.”He added that the past 5 years have seen a very anti rural approach to sustainable development; this if it is allowed to continue unchallenged will destroy rural Ireland.And he challenged the Government and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to put in place with the support of the Dáil – an Action Plan for job creation in counties such as Donegal. “This plan needs to have set targets, goals, aims, strategy and fully resourced in order to ensure its delivery. It further requires total buy in from all employment/ job creating agencies of state.“The figures released from the Minister confirming only one site visit to Donegal leads me to believe that the message of Donegal’s unemployed has not yet reached the Government stated Pat the Cope. The employment creation situation is further exasperated by the continuing delay in rolling out broadband to the county with the deadline now delayed once again.”In conclusion Pat the Cope called on the Government to prioritise job creation within the county, by placing greater pressure on the employment creation agencies to deliver for Donegal and to back up actions with recourses in order to deliver jobs for the county.“Now is the time for focused action in order to deal with this ongoing employment problem,” he added.IDA AND GOVT FAIL TO PRIORITISE DONEGAL – PAT THE COPE was last modified: June 19th, 2016 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:IDAPat The Cope Gallagher
A successful event with 603 students from 32 secondary schools bringing the number of primary/post primary entrants to 1645 for two days of athletics at the Stranorlar venue enjoyed by a wide range of pupils and teachers . A big thank you to the members of Finn Valley ac that delivered each event .Donegal Post-Primary Schools Invitational Cross Country Finn Valley Centre 29th September 2011 Post Primary School 1st Year Girls Name School 1. C. McGonagle Ursuline College, Sligo2. Ciara Finnegan Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny3. Mary T. Doherty Crana College, Buncrana4. Sarah Doherty Rosses5. Toni Moore Sacred Heart, Omagh6. Niamh Cronin Ursuline College, Sligo Team Results 1. Ursuline College, Sligo 162. Rosses 273. Thornhill, Derry 474. Loreto Omagh 715. Crana College, Buncrana 746. St. Columbas College, Stranorlar 80 Post Primary School 1st Year Boys Name School 1. Stephen Crossan Royal & Prior, Raphoe2. Pauric Patton St. Columbas, Stranorlar3. Aaron Deeney St. Eunan’s Letterkenny4. Owen Keenan C.B.S, Omagh5. John Timlin St. Muredachs, Ballina6. P.T Cunningham C. B. S, Omagh Team Results 1. C.B. S Omagh 272. St. Columb’s Derry 633. Summerhill, Sligo 694. P.S Gweedore 745. Crana College, Buncrana 1146. St. Eunan’s, Letterkenny 138 Post Primary School 2nd Year Girls Name School 1. Aoife Lafferty Thornhill College, Derry 2. Denise McLaughlin Crana College3. Niamh Kelly Loreto, Milford4. Leanne Kelly Crana College5. Eva Martin Ursuline College, Sligo6. Aoife Graham Thornhill College, Derry Team Results 1. Loreto Milford 192. Thornhill College, Derry 303. Ursuline College, Sligo 334. Crana College, Buncrana 405. Loreto, Omagh 566. Abbey VS, Donegal Town 74 Post Primary School 2nd Year Boys Name School 1. Daniel Gallagher St. Catherine’s Killybegs2. Mark Boyle Abbey VS, Donegal Town3. Ronan Anderson Summerhill, Sligo4. Calum O’Halloran Cholaise Cholmcille, B’shannon5. Daragh O’Baoil P.S Gweedore6. Owen Gibbons St. Columbas, Stranorlar Team Results 1. P.S Gweedore 332. Scoil Mhuire Buncrana 433. Abbey VS Donegal Town 454. Summerhill, Sligo 495. Dean McGurk 1036. CBS, Omagh 107 Post Primary School 3rd Year Girls Name School 1. Natasha McArdle Royal & Prior, Raphoe2. Jade O’Donnell Rosses3. Shannon McLaughlin St. Columbas, Stranorlar4. Roisin Flanagan Sacred Heart, Omagh5. Eilish Flanagan Sacred Heart, Omagh6. Fiona McCormack Ursuline College, Sligo Team Results 1. Rosses 172. Sacred Heart, Omagh 193. Thornhill College 404. Abbey VS, Donegal Town 495. Dean McGurk 616. Enniskillen 80 Post Primary School 3rd Year Boys Name School 1. Peter Gibbons St. Eunan’s Letterkenny2. Cian McBride Summerhill, Sligo3. William Crowe Sligo Grammar4. Stephen Heeney Summerhill, Sligo5. Dara Quinn St. Muredachs, Ballina6. Dylan Carthy Sligo Grammar Team Results 1. Sligo Grammar 172. Summerhill, Sligo 183. St. Eunan’s Letterkenny 234. CBS Omagh 455. St. Columbas Stranorlar 696. Abbey VS, Donegal Town 105 Post Primary School 4/5th Year Girls Name School 1. Sara Moore Sacred Heart, Omagh2. Lucy Backus Loreto, Milford3. Amy McDaid St. Cecelia’s Derry4. Shannon McGroddy Loreto Milford5. Sorcha Fallon Ursuline College, Sligo6. Emma McKay St. Cecelia’s, Derry Team Results 1. Ursuline College, Sligo 202. St. Cecelia’s, Derry 303. PS Gweedore 384. Loreto Milford 47 Post Primary School 4/5th Year Boys Name School 1. Shane McGowan St. Columb’s Derry2. Mark McGuinness Abbey VS, Donegal Town3. Ryan Porter St. Columbas, Stranorlar4. Mark Bonner St. Columbas, Stranorlar5. Conor Meyler CBS Omagh6. Conor Breslin St. Columb’s, Derry Team Results 1. St. Columb’s, Derry 142. St. Columbas, Stranorlar 193. CBS Omagh 314. Abbey VS, Donegal Town 365. PC Falcarragh 716. Finn Valley College, Stranorlar 95 ATHLETICS: DONEGAL POST-PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS @FINN VALLEY CENTRE was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ATHLETICS: DONEGAL POST-PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS @FINN VALLEY CENTRE
Almost 40 years after he played three games for the Republic of Ireland, a Donegal man is to be finally recognised for his sporting achievements.Gerry Meehan played alongside a number of household names including Frank Stapleton, Liam Brady and David O’Leary.Gerry played for the Republic of Ireland at schoolboy level in 1973 – 38 years ago. But he never received three caps for the games he played. Now a chance encounter with FAI boss John Delaney has led to Gerry’s dream being realised. He will be getting them after all these years!The pair had a chat during his recent visit to Letterkenny to open the new stand at Leckview Park.John promised he would look into the matter and now he has been true to his word.Gerry said “I honestly never thought this day would come and I am just so delighted.” Gerry is currently the vice-Chairman of Letterkenny Rovers FC as well as an Honorary Life Member.It will be presented to him by Dessie Kelly, member of FAI Senior Council, at the Station House Hotel on Monday, 31st October at 8pm.Gerry’s achievement will be featured in the match programme for the forthcoming Euro 2012 play-off between the Republic of Ireland and Estonia at the Aviva Stadium.EndsREVEALED: 40 YEARS ON, OUR GERRY FINALLY TO GET HIS INTERNATIONAL CAPS! was last modified: October 27th, 2011 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:CapsFAIGerry Meehan
Letterkenny Gaels Club Notes:Good luck to Cormac Cannon, Sean Mc Donagh & The St. Eunans Collage team in the Mac Rory Cup quarter-final against St Patrick’s College, Cavan. The game throws in on Saturday at 2:30pm, at Errigal Ciaran, Co Tyrone.The Club are running Circuit training for girls & lady’s from 12 years and older in Woodland School Hall every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Price €2 per person. All welcome. Our U-12 Hurlers had 2 teams in the Ulster U-12 Blitzes on Sunday. One team played in the Letterkenny Community Centre where they competed well winning all their games. The other team played in the Old Library, Creggan, Derry where they also played exceptionally well losing both their games by only 1 point. Well done to all who took part.Letterkenny Gaels has welcomed the announcement that Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure will continue the sponsorship support of Team Jerseys for 2015 previously provided by Donegal Sports. Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs so go along and get all your Club gear in readiness for the playing season.”We are pleased to announce the resumption of our underage spring indoor training programme for Football, Hurling & Camogie.Underage football coaching continues for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School & U-10 & U-12 is in the Aura from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome.Indoor Camogie training has resumed at the Aura on Mondays from 7-8pm for 5th & 6th Class & Secondary school girls while Wednesdays from 6-7pm at the LYIT is for 4th class & younger. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Hurling training for U-6 to U-12 is on at the Aura this Thursday 5th February from 6.30-7.30pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.Lotto numbers for week ending 8th Feb were 7,10, 20 & 26. No jackpot winner. Match 2 lucky dip winner was N. Blaney.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael LETTERKENNY GAELS DUO IN ACTION FOR ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE TEAM THIS WEEKEND IN MAC RORY CUP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSport
Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Bradley 1/30/2016 – 2:00 PM Next Game: Box Score (PDF) Story Links ESPN 1350 Mediacom MC22 / The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Preview Buy Tickets NORMAL, Ill. – A second-half surge and 15 three-pointers allowed the Illinois State men’s basketball team to defeat Drake, 76-64, Tuesday night at Redbird Arena in the second meeting between the two teams this season.Illinois State (12-10, 6-3 MVC), which came into the game shooting 31.7 percent from the three-point arc on the season, was 15-of-28 (53.6 percent) from the arc with leading scorer MiKyle McIntosh going 4-of-4 from three-point range for 25 points. Deontae Hawkins was 5-of-6 from the arc and finished with 17 points.”They’re more athletic than us at every spot so we have to do some things differently to have a chance,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti of the Bulldogs’ initial defensive strategy to force three-point shot attempts.Drake (5-16, 0-9 MVC) shot 54.5 percent from the floor with sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) leading the way with 19 points while Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) added 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting with five assists. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) continued his strong play with nine points and a career-high eight rebounds.Illinois State took control of the contest in the opening minutes of the second half with a 17-0 run over a three-minute span to take a 57-37 lead with 13:46 left in the game. During that span, the Bulldog offense was stymied by going 0-of-5 from the floor with five turnovers. The Bulldogs finished the evening with 21 turnovers that led to 27 Redbird points. “Each little four-minute segment, you have to be efficient, do the little things and you can’t have 21 turnovers on the road,” Giacoletti said.However, the resilient Bulldogs did not allow that punch to become a knockout as they scored 11-straight points, seven of them from Timmer, to pull within nine points, 57-48, with nine minutes left.”We’re at a fragile point right now with 10 freshmen and sophomores and they didn’t break,” Giacoletti said. “We probably had two or three chances to break tonight and didn’t. They hung together. Illinois State did a great job of doubling us and making us have to go make plays.” The Bulldogs’ first attempt to pull any closer was thwarted by back-to-back turnovers that allowed Illinois State to get on another run and take the lead back out to 17 points, 70-53, with 4:36 left on McIntosh’s final three-pointer of the night.But Drake weathered that blow by scoring nine-straight points to pull within eight points, 70-62, on an Arogundade jumper with 2:21 left before the Redbirds’ Hawkins answered with a three-pointer to effectively secure the win for the home squad.”We got better on this road trip,” Giacoletti added. “We had a chance to win at Loyola and tonight could have gotten ugly. I think we’re starting to come together a little bit more.”Drake found itself down five at halftime, 40-35, despite shooting 61.9 percent, its fourth-highest first-half average of the season, and 55.6 percent from the three-point arc. The Redbirds, who made their first five shots of the game, ended the period shooting 50 percent from the arc with 15 points scored off of the Bulldogs’ 10 first-half turnovers.Drake returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 30 when it hosts Bradley at the Knapp Center. Tipoff for the first meeting of the season between the two MVC rivals is scheduled for 2 p.m. The contest will be broad on Mediacom MC22 and The Valley on ESPN3.Print Friendly Version