UP asks UAAP to review ‘deplorable’ calls, ‘incompetent’ officiating in Ateneo loss

first_imgView comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In a letter by Atty. Agaton Teodoro O. Uvero, team manager of the UP men’s basketball team, addressed to UAAP executive director Atty. Rene “Rebo” Saguisag, UP urged the UAAP to take action against what it deemed “deplorable” calls made by “incompetent” referees during the Fighting Maroons’ 87-79 defeat to the Blue Eagles.“We write to officially protest and implore action against what transpired during the University of the Philippines vs Ateneo de Manila University game last Wednesday, September 12, 2018. We are not writing because we lost,” the letter dated September 14 read.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 Chriss“The UAAP must do something about this not because we lost. Losing is part of the game. But unfairness and bad officiating is certainly not. Nobody wins when bad calls or non-calls by game officials are not rectified and are allowed to continue.”UP cited a game between Adamson and La Salle in last year’s Final Four as an example where the Falcons protested “unfair and biased” calls that led to the UAAP suspending the referees who officiated the duel. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Pep confidant: the Barca great thriving in China’s ‘crazy’ second tier During that game, La Salle was awarded 39 free throw attempts to Adamson’s five.Uvero said UP’s game against Ateneo was a “recurrence” after the Fighting Maroons only shot seven free throws as compared to the Blue Eagles’ 31.UP also slammed the “unfair” officiating after no whistle was blown on Bright Akhuetie’s dunk attempt against Ateneo’s William Navarro in the fourth quarter that drew the ire of Maroons head coach Bo Perasol and got tossed.The school felt Navarro committed “an extremely dangerous foul” against Akhuetie.UP is also asking the UAAP “to review the officiating done during the game and thereafter, suspend the referees thereon” and reconsider the one-game suspension given to Perasol following his ejection.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ University of the Philippines has protested its close loss to Ateneo last Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

With top guy Vic Manuel ailing, Alaska struggles in PBA Finals opener

first_imgMOST READ Manuel, who is averaging 25 minutes per game this conference, played just a little over 16 minutes in Game 1 due to health issues.“I was sick the last three days and there’s tightness in my right leg,” Manuel said in Filipino after the Aces took a 100-84 beating Wednesday night.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 ChrissA healthy Manuel would’ve made a big difference for Alaska, which started out flat and fell behind big early as Magnolia opened the game with a 15-0 lead.The Aces, who trailed by as much as 21, rallied within eight with still four minutes left before Mark Barroca helped the Hotshots close out the game with a 9-0 run. The 31-year-old bruiser leads the Aces’ locals in scoring this conference, norming 15.9 points per game on top of 5.1 rebounds.But he was a non-factor in Game 1 after posting only six points.“They (Magnolia) were able to dictate the tempo of the game in the first quarter. Of course, we will bounce back from this. We can’t let this series go 2-0,” Manuel said.“Their pressure defense never changed. They’re more willing to win this game. We got caught off guard and they dominated the game.”Despite the disappointing loss, Alaska head coach Alex Compton still saw a silver lining in backup big man Jake Pascual, who played extended minutes to fill in for Manuel.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 Compton commended Pascual’s activity on the floor which translated to the former San Beda star collecting five points, four rebounds, two steals and one block. He was also a team-high plus-7.“The one bright spot that we had I think Jake Pascual played great. He was ready, he was clearly ready,” Compton said.“I couldn’t keep Jake off the floor. If you look at our plus-minuses, Jake was our best guy today. He was plus-7. His energy was contagious. He was taking shots away from them, he was taking seals away, he was getting hands on rebounds, he had some deflections that caused some steals. I thought Jake was great today.”Game 2 is on Friday night at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Kaya FC’s Elite U-13 bags silver in int’l football tourney in Phuket Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MANILA, Philippines–Alaska big man Vic Manuel sat on the bench for the most part of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals opener against Magnolia, a game where Aces certainly needed one of their top locals to be on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Migne begins preps to bring down Ghana

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne conducts a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 3, 2018. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne had five foreign based players in camp on Monday evening as preparations began in earnest ahead of Saturday’s crucial African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Ghana at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.The Zambia legion of keeper Ian Otieno (Red Arrows), Teddy Akumu, Jesse Were and David Owino (Zesco) as well as Clifton Miheso (Buildcon) joined a bigger group of local based players in training though Miheso sat out with a bout of flu. The tactician expects to have more players trickling in on Tuesday and by evening should have his entire squad as he carefully sifts out the best 18 to name for Saturday’s do or die tie.“I am happy to start with some new players today. In June it was only with locals and some foreign based players and it was a long time to wait for four months before I could have my entire squad together,” Migne said after conducting the first session on Monday.Gor Mahia utility player Philemon Otieno controls the ball under watch from Zesco United midfielder Teddy Akumu during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 3, 2018. PHOTO/FKFHe added; “Hopefully tomorrow 9Tuesday) I can have all the players in and we can start develop a good link and look at them to get a good line up for Ghana.”The Sweden based David Ochieng and Eric Johannah (IF Bromma) as well as Ovellah Ochieng and Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma (Vassalund) are already on their way and should be available for the Tuesday evening session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies.There’s a huge hope that skipper Wanyama will be available for the tie with the midfield enforcer having just returned to full training and only made the bench for his club Tottenham Hotspur in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Watford in the English Premier League.Wanyama has been out with a recurring knee problem and has missed the entire opening four games for Spurs including a huge chunk of the pre-season.The team is already without the suspended duo of Brian Mandela and Ayub Timbe with the latter’s absence set to be especially felt after hitting top form for his Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe.Un-attached striker Massoud Juma controls the ball under pressure from Bandari’s Nicholas Mejja during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 3, 2018. PHOTO/FKFStars began their campaign for the qualification to next year’s Cup of Nations with a bad footing losing 2-1 away to Sierra Leone and the match against Ghana on Saturday will have a huge bearing on whether their campaign goes north or South.“We are playing against one of the best teams in the continent and we know it is a tough game. But if we are mentally strong, we can win. We are playing at home and we have to make sure we win so that our chances of making it to the Cup of Nations remain high,” assistant captain Owino said.Midfielder Francis Kahata has also called upon fans to turn out in large numbers at Kasarani and cheer on the team as they keep the dream of making it to the Cup of Nations for the first time since 2004 rolling.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Three things we learned from Liverpool v Bayern Munich

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp shows his frustration as Liverpool are held by Bayern Munich © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.Here are three things we learned from a hard-fought Anfield stalemate: Klopp frustrated by Bayern againLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was back in conflict with Bayern after spending seven years jousting with the German giants when he in charge at Borussia Dortmund.Klopp twice knocked them off their perch to win the Bundesliga, but Bayern handed the German one of the most painful defeats of his career when they beat Dortmund in the last seconds of the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.It is a loss that still gnaws at Klopp, who this week confirmed he almost became Bayern manager in 2008 before joining Dortmund a year later.Bayern instead appointed Jurgen Klinsmann and Klopp would dearly love to exact a measure of revenge for both that snub and the Champions League final agony.However, after Liverpool were stifled by Bayern’s defensive masterclass, Klopp will head home to Germany for next month’s second leg facing a tough task to get the upper hand at last.Fabinho fills in nicelyRobert Lewandowski couldn’t escape Fabinho for long © AFP / Oli SCARFFWith Virgil van Dijk suspended and Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren both injured, Klopp was forced to play Brazilian midfielder Fabinho out of position at centre-back alongside Joel Matip.Fabinho had filled in as a makeshift defender against Wolves and Brighton earlier this season, but neither of those teams had a forward of Robert Lewandowski’s class.Top-scorer in the Champions League this season with eight goals, Bayern star Lewandowski was looking to net for a fifth consecutive game in the competition.But, with Fabinho in fine form, Lewandowski barely had a sniff all night.His one moment of genuine menace ended with Fabinho producing a timely block to scramble the ball to safety as the Poland striker prepared to pull the trigger.It helped that Klopp knew all about Lewandowski and how to subdue him after the pair worked together so successfully at Dortmund.Lewandowski netted 16 Champions League goals for Dortmund under Klopp and had scored another 36 in the tournament since joining Bayern.But Fabinho and Matip ensured Lewandowski wasn’t able to extend that impressive run as Liverpool’s unbeaten home record in European matches reached 20 matches.Bayern restore German prideMats Hummels was a rock at the back for Bayern Munich against Liverpool © AFP / Christof STACHEWith three English clubs pitted against German opposition in the last 16, two of football’s most historic countries are engaged in a battle for national pride and European progress.Tottenham drew first blood for England with a 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last week, while Manchester City travel to Schalke on Wednesday.Liverpool were favourites to make it at least two first-leg victories for the Premier League.But, for all the talk of Bayern being a fading force after they surrendered top spot in the Bundesliga for much of this season, their fine recent European record stood them in good stead on a typically raucous night at Anfield.Having reached at least the semi-finals of the Champions League in six of the last seven seasons, Bayern were never likely to be rattled by Liverpool or their vociferous fans.Setting out with a cautious game plan, Bayern, the last German club to win the tournament in 2013, didn’t have a shot on target for over 80 minutes.But crucially they managed to subdue Liverpool’s usually lethal forward line, keeping the Bundesliga in with a chance of having at least one team in the quarter-finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

City reach Champions League last 16 after Shakhtar draw

first_imgAlthough Manor Solomon equalised for Shakhtar, Atalanta’s win over Dinamo Zagreb ensured City can’t be knocked off top spot.“We have qualified. We played so good in second half. The group stage is always tricky but the target was to qualify and we have done it,” Guardiola said.“Now we have one competition already done – we play the last game qualified as first in the group – so we can focus on the Premier League until we arrive in the cups.”With the group clinched, Guardiola has the bonus of being able to rest players for the trip to Zagreb on December 11.That is especially important as the Zagreb fixture comes between vital Premier League matches against Manchester United and Arsenal.While City won’t give up their Premier League title without a fight, Liverpool are in such a strong position that Europe could provide Guardiola’s best hope of a major prize this term.Guardiola won the Champions League twice as Barcelona boss but the last of those triumphs came in 2011. He hasn’t gone past the quarter-finals with City.Returning to the knockout stages was a first step toward ending that frustrating streak, but Guardiola will know injury-hit City have plenty of room for improvement.“Shakhtar have quality players and are well organised and have an extraordinary goalkeeper so we knew it would be difficult,” Guardiola added.“We had a lot of opportunities but at the end, 1-1 was enough to qualify. We did it seven years in a row.“But this competition in February will be completely different, tougher. We’ll see in which conditions we arrive there. This competition is about the details.”City made a sloppy start and were almost caught out when a long punt into their half prompted Ederson to rush off his line.When the City keeper completely missed his attempt to clear, Shakhtar’s Mateus Tete charged into the penalty area, only for Fernandinho to block the shot with a superbly timed last-ditch slide.City’s limp opening was at least partially due to the absence of the club’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, sidelined for several weeks after injuring a thigh in Saturday’s win over Chelsea.Gabriel Jesus started in place of Aguero, but the Brazilian, who has scored five goals in eight starts this season, was largely anonymous.– Sluggish City –Ponderous for much of the half, City gradually found some rhythm and Nicolas Otamendi’s header from Angelino’s cross forced an agile save from Andriy Pyatov.City have opened talks with Raheem Sterling about a new long-term contract that would reportedly make the 24-year-old one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League.Sterling’s place among the world’s elite is without question, but this wasn’t the England winger’s best night.City finally conjured a move befitting their ability, cutting through the Shakhtar defence to take the lead in the 56th minute.Kevin De Bruyne was the catalyst with a swift surge and pass into Jesus in the Shakhtar area.Manor Solomon levelled for Shakhtar Donetsk © AFP / Paul ELLISJesus did well to control and poke the ball across to Gundogan. The German midfielder took a touch before slotting into the bottom corner from 10 yards.Even that wasn’t enough to paper over the cracks for sluggish City and Shakhtar equalised in the 69th minute.Tete slipped his pass to the overlapping Dodo and his cut-back from the touchline drew a lethargic response from the City defence, allowing substitute Solomon to fire home from close-range only four minutes after coming on.David Silva almost restored City’s lead seconds later, but the substitute’s shot was cleared off the line by Serhiy Kryvtsov.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan struck in the draw against Shakhtar Donetsk © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 27 – Pep Guardiola insisted it was mission accomplished as Manchester City booked their place in the Champions League last 16 for a seventh successive season despite a lacklustre 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.Guardiola’s side were well below their best at the Etihad Stadium, but Ilkay Gundogan’s second half strike put them on course to wrap up first place in Group C with one game to spare.last_img read more

ÚDARÁS DISHES OUT €390K TO DONEGAL COMPANIES

first_imgÚdarás na Gaeltachta Board members have approved more than €390k in funding for Donegal gaeltacht companies.Overall funding around the country will lead to the creation of 50 jobs when up and running, it claimed.In addition, €1.556 million was approved for 30 public organisations (cooperatives and community-based organisations) throughout the Gaeltacht, to support them in the implementation of their annual work plans throughout 2014 as follows: Co. DonegalComharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo €84,000Comhar Chumann Thoraí Teo €84,000Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo €57,500 Comharchumann na nOileán Beag Teo €32,000Céim Aniar Teo €53,750Pobal Eascarrach Teo €33,000Lár Chomhairle Paróiste Gleann Cholm Cille Teo €47,750Donegal total: €392,000 The Údarás Board met with the Minister of State for the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoich T.D., and made a submission to the Minister directed at increasing the Údarás budget for the next three years, to aid the organisation with its new language planning and community development activities and to increase the employment base in the Gaeltacht.ÚDARÁS DISHES OUT €390K TO DONEGAL COMPANIES was last modified: March 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalfundsÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

A NEW YEAR GREETING FROM DONEGAL DAILY – WITH A KICK!

first_imgA NEW YEAR GREETING FROM DONEGAL DAILY – WITH A KICK! was last modified: December 31st, 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)last_img

JUDGE WARNS MAN HIS OPTIONS ‘RUNNING OUT’ AFTER GARDAÍ FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY

first_imgGardai were called to Gallagher’s HotelGARDAÍ were forced to use pepper spray to restrain a man who was so drunk he left women and children terrified.Shaun Boyle, who is 33, appeared before Letterkenny District Court on charges of being intoxicated in a public place. That place was outside Gallagher’s Hotel in the town two weeks ago – on July 3 – at 6.30pm. He was also charged with failing to follow the direction of a Garda.The court heard Gardaí were called to the area because of complaints about Boyle’s behaviour.He began issuing threats that he had dealings with Gardaí before and he would “deal with yous again.”He called officers w******.Boyle, from Apartment 5, 18 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, ran off to escape arrest and was so violent in resisting arrest Gda Garrett Monaghan had to use pepper spray to restrain him. He has 22 previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly noted that Boyle had appeared before him just four weeks ago and was given Community Service.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said Boyle was determined to end his addiction to drink and was now in the care of his parents and wanted to get proper treatment.“A fortnight before this incident he was before me. His options are closing down,” said Judge Kelly.He agreed that a probation report was needed so adjourned the case until September 18 to allow for the report and a report on Boyle’s progress on dealing with his drinking issues.JUDGE WARNS MAN HIS OPTIONS ‘RUNNING OUT’ AFTER GARDAÍ FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Defence solicitorFRank DorrianLetterkenny District CourtShaun Boylelast_img read more

Buying a car? You know the old saying: If it looks too good to be true…

first_imgFEATURES: The advisors at Letterkenny Credit Union take a look at the alternative ways to purchase a car, examining the rising trend of personal contract plans and weighing them up against typical car loans.There’s a lot to be said for simplicity. For having a full understanding of the situation at hand. For not being confused or worrying about the small print or the hidden details.Take buying a car. It used to be easy. You decide which car you want to buy, you find out the cost of buying it, perhaps the trade in value for your own car and then work out if or how much you need to borrow to pay for it. Simple. For anyone who has tried to finance a car purchase in recent times, the process can be far removed from this. One emerging trend in car finance is the introduction of Personal Contract Plans (PCPs). Essentially a PCP is a lease scheme which makes financing a new car seem affordable for lots of us with low monthly repayments. Here’s how it works:Typically, a person will be offered a PCP package at the forecourt when buying a car. The buyer will be asked to pay an initial deposit (usually between 10% and 30%) and then agree a monthly repayment – usually over the next three years. PCPs generally have low monthly repayments, which can make them seem more affordable when compared to other forms of finance. The provider guarantees a minimum future value (MGFV) for the car taking into account depreciation and wear and tear. The MGFV is the amount you will have to pay to own the car at the end of the agreement. It is calculated by the finance company, based on its estimate of the future value of the car at the end of the agreement. It takes into account such things as, the car you are buying, length of agreement, the condition of the car at the end of the agreement and your annual mileage.At the end of the term of the PCP, the buyer is left with 3 options….– Pay a final payment (the minimum guaranteed future value or balloon payment) and keep the car.– Hand the car back. Be aware that if you do opt to hand the car back, you don’t get anything from the car dealer for its value no matter how well you have kept it and maintained it and you might end up having to pay if you have not complied with all the terms and conditions. –  Put the car down as the deposit on another car and enter into a further PCP. It is important to be aware that the deposit you put down for the first car will not be available when you give the car back to use when taking out a new PCP. The equity you have built up in your monthly repayments and the difference of the MGFV is what you would have to put towards the new car. All you have to put towards the new deposit is whatever equity you built up from the first PCP. This equity may be less than the deposit required for rolling it over so you will need to top the deposit up each time.With a PCP agreement, you don’t own the car, you are hiring it for a period of time, typically 3-5 years. You only own it when you make the final payment. This is important because if you were to run into financial difficulty during your PCP agreement, unlike a personal loan, you cannot sell the car to pay off your debt. These agreements are among the least flexible forms of finance. Because the payments are fixed for the term of the agreement, you cannot usually increase your repayments each month if you wish to do so. If you want to extend the term, you may be charged a rescheduling fee.Before agreeing to a PCP make sure you always read the small print before you sign up. For instance, the cap on the number of miles/kilometres you are allowed to clock up over the period of the agreement. They may also request that you commit to certain car servicing requirements. Always enquire about any additional fees and charges. You are entitled to a list of all additional charges and fees, so ask the garage for this before you sign up to any agreement. For instance, ask if there is any documentation fee for setting up the agreement, missed repayments fees or repossession charges.Letterkenny Credit Union Car Loans∙  Unlike a PCP you own the car from the outset∙  You can sell the car on at any time∙  You can borrow for the full amount ∙  There are no hidden fees, admin charges, transaction charges, set up costs or balloon payments ∙  The interest you pay on a credit union loan is the full cost of the loan so it is fully transparent∙  Letterkenny Credit union interest rates are fair and reasonable and capped by law∙  Repayments are calculated on your reducing balance, so you pay less interest with each repayment∙  Your credit union loan is insured in the event of your death – subject to terms, conditions and eligibility criteria – at no direct cost to you ∙  You can pay off your loan early, make additional lump sum repayments or increase your regular repayments, without a penalty. Other lenders may charge you extra for paying them back faster! When comparing finance options, take the time to compare the total amount payable on a credit union car loan (cost of credit) with the PCP cost (the deposit, plus monthly repayments and final payment). Make sure you also compare the terms and conditions of each option.An issue with a PCP is that it can restrict what you do with the car during the term. If you’ve taken out a credit union loan, then the car is yours to do with as you please. Drive as many miles as you please and crucially, sell it if you need to.The way a PCP is structured can set up a situation where the easiest and simplest option is to roll over into a new car and a new plan. PCP’s are, in effect, a way of trying to ensure that you will come back and buy another car from the same dealer or manufacturer. All well and good, but what if you don’t like the brand of car or range they have to offer anymore? It does seem a little like saving money in the short term by spending more over a longer period. Our advice – read all the small print and be fully aware before you sign on the dotted line.If you’re thinking about your options for financing a car purchase, look no further than Letterkenny Credit Union. For further information please contact Letterkenny Credit Union on 0749124166.Buying a car? You know the old saying: If it looks too good to be true… was last modified: November 9th, 2016 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)last_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins to the Lakers? Speculation begins

first_imgHow about we shelve the obsessive, melodramatic, excessively speculative and borderline hysterical conversation about where the Warriors’ Kevin Durant will play next season.Instead, let’s have an obsessive, melodramatic, excessively speculative and borderline hysterical conversation about where DeMarcus Cousins will play next season.His quad injury Monday night offers an unfortunate entry point to the discussion.ESPN’s “Get Up!” crew convened Thursday morning to kick that can around. Sean …last_img