Blue Eagles enter PVL Finals, beat Tigers in 4 sets

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Gian Carlo Glorioso also provided support with his 11 markers, Ishmael Rivera contributed 10 points, while Ish Polvorosa had 33 excellent sets in the match.Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro was ecstatic with how his veterans Espejo, Polvorosa, and Karl Baysa delivered despite them splitting time in the UAAP beach volleyball competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They were coming from beach volleyball, but they still managed to show their leadership,” the outspoken mentor said.“(UST) really played well and they really played their hearts out today. But maybe, it’s the resiliency of my players coming from a loss. What I admire in my players is their maturity, that when something is happening, something is not going right, they know what to do right away,” he said. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Blue Eagles aim to win their third straight title in the collegiate conference after winning the last two Spikers’ Turf championships.Joshua Umandal fired 20 points for UST, while Manuel Medina got 12, as the Growling Tigers failed to complete the upset after their stunning 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 victory on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ TNT import Rice slapped with P26,000 finecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Mark Espejo and Manuel Sumanguid celebrate for bagging the championship after beating the NU Bulldogs for the UAAP 79th season Men’s Volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Yesterday. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN)Ateneo bucked a first set gaffe and whipped University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 22-25, 25-22, 31-29, 25-13, to punch its ticket to the men’s finals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Marck Espejo returned and unleashed 23 points, 20 coming off kills, as the Blue Eagles rebounded from their first loss of the tournament to survive the winner-take-all affair in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

MOL Demands LAC Workers Return to Work

first_imgIn the wake of the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the leadership of the Workers’ Union and the management of Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC), the Government of Liberia is demanding the immediate return of workers to the concession area.The MOL wants workers already affected by the tragedy to resume their jobs in order to support their families. According to a press statement from the Labour Ministry quoting Minister Neto Zarzar Lighe Sr., government is very “unhappy” about the unfortunate explosion of the factory’s boiler which resulted into facilities being damaged and injuries to several workers.Minister Lighe further assured workers of the concession area and the Liberian population of a “comprehensive and impartial investigation” into the disaster at the plantation.  “All other injured employees as a result of the explosion who were previously admitted for medical attention have been discharged from the hospital.“Government strongly believes that January 26th MOU between the workers and management addresses and provides remedies to fundamental problems at the plantation and framework for enhancing industrial peace and harmony. Hence, workers and management are encouraged to remain committed to the terms and conditions of this important document,” Lighe declared.At the same time, government feels that while it does not encourage the “unpleasant” situation that happened; “it will not submit to blackmail.”Lighe said: “We want to state emphatically that government will not entertain any request whatsoever by workers or community members for the unconditional removal of top management.“The Ministry believes if there are contending issues concerning the conduct of top management, workers or community members should seek appropriate channels in presenting their grievances for redress.“Hence, the Ministry of Labour emphasizes that all workers should return to work in keeping with the terms and conditions of the MOU and any worker failing to adhere to this mandate will be found contravening the Labour practices and law of Liberia and will not be given consideration.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Health Practitioner Promises Robust Healthcare if Elected

first_imgMr. Tull vows to transform the District if electedHealth practitioner Rufus King Tull has vowed to upgrade the healthcare system of Montserrado Electoral District #6 and improve other areas if he is elected as a Representative in the October polls.Mr. Tull is a trained Physician Assistant (PA) and the owner and chief executive officer of Sunrise Medical Clinic located opposite the ELWA hospital in Paynesville.Addressing journalists recently, he said the Capitol Building needs professional, committed and honest people.The Physician Assistant, who said he is adequately prepared to replace Rep. Edwin Snowe, called on residents of the district to remain hopeful because he would transform the district if they elect him.He called for their support to get to the Capitol Building and said if elected he would ensure that the District Development Fund as well as the County Development Fund will be used for development purposes.“School houses will be loved because I will, with your support, make them great places for all of our children regardless of their backgrounds,” he assured. He added that he would make vocational education available in the district, direct funds to construct facilities and invest in the training of professionals that will take care of those in need of learning.“Market women and petty traders will have access to micro-loans to keep their businesses running to improve the lives of their families,” he said.Dwelling on the services he is offering to the people of the district through his clinic, the aspirant said thousands of residents and others from outside the district pay minimal sums for healthcare services.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Non-Communicable Diseases Commissioners urged to get grassroots views

first_imgMembers of the National Presidential Commission for Non-Communicable Diseases must go out into communities to become more familiar with what the issues are surrounding their mandate.That was the call by the Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence at the opening of a capacity building workshop at the Guyana Marriot Hotel, the aim of which is to help the commissioners better understand their roles and responsibilities.Lawrence told the commissioners “if we are to counter the adverse effect of our people’s health and economic life, there is need to reach out to our communities and initiate the fight there against the chronic and non-communicable diseases. The commissioners, to my mind, need to be fully cognizant of this role and responsibility and must seek to have evidence-based data on what pertains in each of the regions.”She stressed the importance of knowing what should be treated in the various regions as it is not a one size fit all situation. “What are we treating? What age groups are most affected? These are information that should be shared with you so that you can plan in order to effect the necessary changes that are needed within these various regions.”President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Sir Trevor Hassell told the commissioners that they have an obligation to achieve the goals of the commission which are not unique to the Caribbean but also to the world. “What we are hoping to do is to share with you our experiences and seek to see how we can assist the commission in going to another level.”Commissioners Avonie Lekha-West and Ricardo Banwarie said that they are looking to make the most of the capacity building workshop. Banwarie who represents the Ministry of Social Protection said: “Based on our work at Social Protection, I expect to benefit from it so that I will be able to take back all the information as it relates to the clientele that we serve at the Social Protection Ministry.”Lekha-West from the Ministry of Business and Tourism said she hopes to have a better understanding of what she is required to do in her capacity. “My whole expectation from the workshop is that we will be able to understand our role and function in society as NCD and we will be able to integrate with the HCC in terms of how we operate and ensure that our face is out there and people understand what we are about.”Also present at the workshop were Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr Karen Cummings, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, Executive Director of Healthy Caribbean Coalition Maisha Hutton and PAHO/WHO Representative Dr William Adu-Krow.The National Presidential Commission is aimed at reducing the incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease and chronic lung disease. The commission, which was launched last year, is chaired by President David Granger.last_img read more

Coutinho focused on Liverpool again

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) vies with Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Liverpool and Sevilla at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on September 13, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – Philippe Coutinho says he is committed to Liverpool once more, and there are no hard feelings after he was denied a move to Barcelona.The Brazilian was heavily pursued by Barca this past transfer window, especially after Neymar was sold, but the Reds were determined not to lose him, and resolutely stood their ground. “What happened was a job offer and, in life, sometimes you get interested, sometimes you don’t, and in my case, as everybody knows, I got interested, my family too,” Coutinho told ESPN Brasil.“But as I’ve always said, it’s a great honour to receive an offer from such a great club like that, but it’s also a great honour being here – Liverpool is great club worldwide.“Now I’m here and I’ll give my best, as always. I’ve never had any problems with anyone here. I’ve always respected the support very much of the groups.“It’s all done now. I have to work. I’m focused on working hard and to have a good year if possible. In the end, I have to help my team.”Coutinho started for the Reds in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley, and next up is a League Cup clash away to Leicester City on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Uruguay star Suarez in final shot at World Cup redemption

first_imgThe next few days and weeks will be the time to prove it because Suarez will be past his prime or even retired by the time the next World Cup comes around, in Qatar in 2022.The livewire forward’s history with the World Cup is a chequered one.In 2010 — before he became the global star that he is today — Suarez was sent off in extra-time in the quarter-finals for stopping a certain goal with his hand and Uruguay went on to beat Ghana on penalties.He was branded a cheat in much of the world but was a hero in Uruguay.Then four years ago in Brazil, Suarez tried to take a lump out of Chiellini and was subsequently banned for several months — it was the third time during his career that he had bitten an opponent.But from pantomime villain castigated the world over (except in Uruguay), Suarez has mostly recovered his reputation.He left Liverpool for Barcelona in 2014 for 81.7 million euros and has been a regular scorer at the Camp Nou, hitting 152 goals in 198 games for the Spanish champions and chalking up half as many assists.Suarez, who appears to have a better temperament as he ages, has been similarly prolific for Uruguay and forms along with Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani one of the most potent attacking duos at the World Cup.The pair will be licking their lips at the prospect of getting stuck into the defence of a Saudi Arabian team thrashed 5-0 by hosts Russia in the World Cup opener on Thursday.But first it is Mohamed Salah’s Egypt on Friday and Uruguay boss Tabarez is expecting Suarez to show he has changed for the better since the disgrace of 2014.“Luis Suarez is no doubt more mature now and he has matured a great deal,” said Tabarez, the 71-year-old veteran who leads a Uruguayan side tipped as possible finalists by some.“What happened in Brazil is part of real life and of course a lesson to achieve more maturity not only as a footballer but also in other parts of his life, such as his family.”If Suarez and Co. beat Egypt in front of Yekaterinburg Arena’s curious two temporary stands they will finally banish Uruguay’s unwanted recent record — they have not won their opening game at a World Cup since 1970.“We think we are cursed, we are cursed,” said Tabarez, who insisted that he hopes Egyptian talisman Salah will be fit after three weeks out injured with a shoulder problem.Uruguay face the Saudis next Wednesday and Russia on June 25 in their final Group A game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uruguay forward Luis Suarez chasing World Cup redemption © AFP / JORGE GUERREROYAKATERINBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – Luis Suarez will be chasing redemption on Friday when Uruguay face Egypt in his first World Cup appearance since being thrown out of the tournament in 2014 for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.The controversial Barcelona striker, 31, was described on the eve of their first game in Russia as “more mature” by Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez.last_img read more

Warriors defeat Falcons

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaThird-year La Puente coach Jason Rochwerg knew he had to challenge the Falcons (5-8, 3-1) early. “I knew coming in we had to come with intensity early,” he said. “They’re a very athletic team, and we’re the type of team against that team you have to come out hitting on all cylinders early,” Rochwerg said. The Warriors led 21-8 before Duarte junior Gary Smith (14 points) scored on a driving layup and was fouled to bring the Falcons within 11 points, 21-10, with 5:21 left in the first half. La Puente led at halftime, 31-16. Duarte outscored the Warriors 15-10 in the third quarter as Falcons junior Jasvir Singh (seven points) hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it a 10-point game, 41-31. LA PUENTE – It had been seven years since the La Puente High School boys basketball team beat Duarte. The host Warriors took care of that dry spell on Friday night to remain the only unbeaten team in the Montview League with a 54-46 victory. La Puente (7-5, 3-0) was led by 6-foot-3 junior center Edgar Diaz, who had 14 points and 13 rebounds. He also had four assists, two blocked shots and two steals. La Puente, which never has won a league title in basketball, went on an 11-0 run late in the first quarter and carried it into the second. center_img But La Puente’s Josue Diaz came right back with a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter. “I thought we had a little adrenaline rush, but he (Diaz) came back and knocked one right back in our face,” first-year Duarte coach Brad Smith said. “That was a big shot, that was huge, it was probably the game-changer right there.” La Puente guards Andrew Paul and Greg Bauchman scored 12 points apiece. Duarte’s Gonzalez had 11. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgTHERE are still some tickets left for the Donegal Ladies Footballers gala banquet at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny tonight.The county’s U21 ladies – who landed the All-Ireland B title this year – and the senior ladies, who landed their first ever senior Ulster Championship title this year, will also be presented with their winners’ medals.It promises to be a great night of entertainment as the girls rightly celebrate their Ulster crown. Dinner is served at the Clanree at 8pm.Tickets are available from the County Secretary on or by calling 08 72759766.  STILL SOME TICKETS LEFT FOR DONEGAL LADIES GAELIC CELEBRATION EVENING TONIGHT was last modified: January 2nd, 2016 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:Donegal Ladies Gaelic Footballgala nightlast_img read more


first_imgAIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NEWSSt. Patrick’s N.S.The official opening of the new extension will take place at 12 noon on Friday 18th May.  The Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn will be opening the school.  Parents and member of the community are very welcome to attend the opening; this will then be followed by an open afternoon where we will have stalls, competitions, games for parents and children etc. We look forward to seeing you all. Cake SaleDrumkeen Community Childcare will hold a cake sale in St. Patrick’s hall after 7.30pm Mass on Saturday evening 19th  May and after 1130am Mass on Sunday 20th May.  All welcome!Drumkeen FC Ladies Football TeamAre you interested in playing football? We are in the process of starting a local ladies football team age 16+ and could do with a few more stars. Contact Lydia on 085 1234401 or Louise on 087 6347455 for details. St. Mary’s GAABingo in the hall Tues @ 9 lotto results 5 match 2 counties LM,WH,FH,AH Mairead Mc Elchar, Rebecca Mc Namee, Barry Harkin Convoy Josephine Doherty Bingo, Barney Harkin Stranorlar, Next  weeks Jackpot €4600.CommunionsWell done to all the boys and girls from Raphoe and Drumkeen who made their Holy Communion at the weekend.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 09th May 04,10,14,20. No jackpot winner 4 match 3 Nos: €25 each Shay Murphy Bundoran Joe Caldwell c/o Buncrana SF James Graham c/o Buncrana SF Leah Duggan Milford Next weeks jackpot €2925 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice in the hall as usual on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute or drum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 or just turn up on the nightDrumkeen 3rd Annual Car Wash. Our 3rd annual car wash will take place on Sun 10th June. This year the proceeds are going towards an Outside Play area for junior infants at St. Patrick’s NS. More details next week.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: May 13th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgThe late Rev Dr Stewart Jones.The diver who died after a dramatic rescue off the Donegal coast yesterday was the Rev Dr Stewart Jones, minister of Donemana Presbyterian Church in Co Tyrone.A married man with three three adult daughters, Rev Jones died in Sligo General Hospital where he was airlifted after getting into difficulty close to St John’s Point in the Dunkineely area at around 4.30pm.Rev Dr Jones, who was in his 50s, was a qualified diving instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and the British Sub Aqua Club as well as an istructor in Emergency First Response. He is also the Presbyterian Chaplain at Altnagelvin Hospital.He is the second man to die in the last month whilst diving off the Donegal coast.A 42-year-old Polish national, who had been living in Cork, died after an incident during a technical dive off Malin Head on 15 June.HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN DIES DIVING OFF ST JOHN’S POINT was last modified: July 13th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:diverjohn’sjonesMinisterpointpresbyterianststewartlast_img read more