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PH spikers doing well in Japan training despite injuries

first_img“There are still more to improve on, but the talent is there,” Kawamoto told PH coach Francis Vicente.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube The team completed its final day of training in Okayama where top club mentor Akiyoshi Kawamoto singled out reserve libero Dawn Macandili.Kawamoto said the La Salle ace played beyond his expectations and is a big asset to the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Maraño hurt her ankle in the first few days of training but has rejoined the team.Lazaro may resume playing in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games that succeeds the Asians. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Mocon quietly making big impact for Red Lions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returncenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Good news and bad news from the national women’s team currently training in Japan.Middle blocker and assistant team captain Aby Maraño’s ankle is almost healed, but top libero Denden Lazaro’s hamstring injury might sideline her for next month’s Asians Senior Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

 

PH opens SEAG bid on high note, nips Thailand in water polo

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate “That’s always critical for us,” said Galang. “We need to have a very comfortable lead in the third to have it under control by fourth quarter.”Galang also noted the superb performance of goalie and team captain Tani Gomez Jr., who made seven saves.The Philippines was fifth place two years ago in the competition won by Singapore with Indonesia and Thailand placing second and third.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mummar Alamara scores, PH ahead 3-1 pic.twitter.com/RJlLaSUqqD— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 15, 2017KUALA LUMPUR — It was revenge of sorts for Philippine water polo team which drubbed Thailand, 9-7, Tuesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at Bukit Jalil National Stadium Aquatics Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The team, which lost to Thailand (10-6) two years ago in Singapore, went all out from the first quarter to the last mainly through come-backing scoring machine Teodoro Roy Canete.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) NBA eases schedule for weary stars Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Canete exploded with six goals, two in the first three minutes of the match as the Philippines employed a punishing pressing offence which kept the ball as close as possible to the Thailand goal almost all the time. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Philippines will next face host Malaysia on Wednesday at 9 a.m., hoping to do even better against last SEAG’s fourth-placed team.“I think we can still do better,” said head coach Rey Galang after the match. “We are still not yet 100 percent. We can still improve.”He said the country’s strong showing was direct results of their month-long training camp in Barcelona, Spain.There the Philippines also beat Thailand in a scratch match as part of their training camp.Galang said the Philippines worked on its third quarter showing where it led, 7-3, on Canete’s foray from the left flank.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

 

Tough Presidential Actions Begin

first_imgWith the much anticipated major reshuffle or sacking of officials of the Sirleaf-led administration looms over the horizon, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has begun to be rigid with her lieutenants, some of whom she says are transgressing against the public trust with unwholesome acts.Some of these transgressions have to do with financial malpractices.These reasons and many more have led to the Liberian President taking stringent actions against her officials; one official has been dismissed and another three suspended over the weekend.According to the Executive Mansion, President Sirleaf over the weekend dismissed the Deputy Director-General for Administration of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mr. Galakpai Kortimai. Mr. Kortimai is also a former superintendent of Lofa County. Though information was not provided as to why the former GSA deputy boss was sacked, the Liberian leader noted that his dismissal takes immediate effect.Mr. Kortimai, following his dismissal, has joined the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC). In a statement, he expressed the belief that the CDC is for grass rooters, and it is such a party of which he, as a grass roots citizen, needs to be a member.Kortimai, from the onset had been a strong member of the ruling Unity Party (UP), and he served as chairman of Lofa County chapter. This role Mr. Kortima played in the Unity Party catapulted him to the Superintendent position of Lofa and then Deputy-General for Administration at the General Services Agency (GSA).President Sirleaf has also suspended Una Kumba Thompson, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, William G. Greaves, Jr. Consul-General, Consulate of the Republic of Liberia in New York, and James G. Quiqui, Comptroller of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.These three officials, according to President Sirleaf, are suspended on reports of their involvement in financial impropriety. They will be turned over to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) for further investigation. Their suspensions take immediate effect and remain enforce until they exonerate themselves through the pending investigations.It can be recalled that reports recently surfaced while President was away that upon her return, heads were going to roll, implying that a few of her senior officials would be sacked.This latest action on the art of the Liberian leader seems to be the beginning. It was rumored that four senior government officials are to lose their jobs, but the reality is yet to unfold as the public anxiously waits.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

 

Another Peace Region telephone scam

first_imgThe Dawson Creek RCMP has issued a public warning about a telephone scam, that goes to computer fraud.Police say potential victims are contacted by representatives of the so-called, “Windows Centre,” and persuaded to log on to their computer in order to address alleged “reading” problems.What follows is a 100 dollar request for a new or renewed warranty to deal with the bogus problem, and a warning, that if it’s not paid the targeted victim’s computer will crash within 48 hours.- Advertisement -Police say the public should be highly suspicious of any unsolicited call from someone claiming to represent a computer firm, and should avoid agreeing to give or receive any money or personal information in response to such a call.last_img read more

 

Louis van Gaal is ‘well equipped’ for Europe, says former Manchester United defender

first_imgDanny Higginbotham believes Louis van Gaal’s management style will suit Manchester United in the Champions League this season. The Red Devils have been handed a relatively kind draw in this year’s group stages after they were paired with PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg. Van Gaal’s side sealed their return to the Champions League with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday in a game that saw Wayne Rooney return to form by netting a hat-trick. Former United man Higginbotham thinks United will be confident of progressing to the knockout stages and praised their manager’s tactical flexibility. “I think he’s well equipped for Europe and I think we saw yesterday what can happen when he allows them to express themselves,” Higginbotham told Drivetime. “People are saying it was only Brugges, but the movement was so much better in the second half when they went from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 and it brought the best out of Rooney as well. “With the way Van Gaal is setting up, it might actually suit United more in Europe than it does in the Premier League. “It [the group stage draw] definitely could have been worse. It’s still going to be difficult but if you look at the other groups they could have got, I think they’ll be happy.”last_img read more

 

Universal preschool would aid kids, county

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson All California kids should have the opportunity to go to preschool. Anyone who has spent any time around young children knows their minds are like sponges, ready to absorb information and learn new skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Studies have found that preschool attendance significantly improves educational outcomes and dramatically reduces juvenile crime. Preschool puts our youngest citizens on a track to success and prosperity that translates into more efficient public education spending, greater tax revenue and lower crime. If California were to provide free, high-quality, half-day preschool for all children, Los Angeles County would benefit more than any other county in the state, according to a study recently completed by the Rand Corp. in Santa Monica. More than one in four of California’s potential preschoolers live in Los Angeles County – that’s nearly 150,000 4-year-olds each year. Over a 10-year period, Rand estimates, Los Angeles County would experience numerous benefits from a universal preschool program: Some 44,000 fewer children would need to repeat a grade in school. Nearly 30,000 fewer children would need special education, reducing the number of costly remedial years by more than 200,000. About 33,000 fewer students would drop out of high school. And juvenile crime would fall 26 percent. Universal preschool comes with a price tag – about $5,700 per child, per year, according to estimates. It’s worth it. When I interview a job applicant, I know that person has had more formative experiences than his or her resume can hold. To find out more, I sometimes ask, “Did you go to preschool?” It sounds like a silly question – I’m interviewing a prospective employee, not a prospective kindergartner – but the response can be very revealing and predictive. Often, I can accurately guess the answer without knowing. If the applicant is articulate, self-confident and comfortable in the interview, there’s a good chance that long before earning a high school or college diploma, he or she went to preschool. Attending preschool gives children a leg up long before they must compete in the work force. Preschool is not a job requirement at my company; it’s just an indicator of an employee’s way of working and interacting with others. In my own life, my husband and I have seen our 5-year-old daughter thrive in large part because she went to preschool. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that of my parents’ four children, the only one with a four-year college degree and her own business by age 30 is the one who went to preschool: me. For that I am grateful. In a 2004 study, Rand concluded that, statewide, making preschool available to all 4-year-olds would generate an estimated $2.62 for every dollar spent. That’s a big payoff from our littlest Californians and a competitive advantage California businesses can use. I have seen the rewards firsthand in my daughter, who started kindergarten this year. She used to hang all over me wherever we went. Then we sent her to preschool – an option that half of California children do not have. There, she received additional learning and reinforcement of what we were teaching her at home. She learned the alphabet and how to recognize letters, spell her name, count, recognize colors and shapes and how to socialize with other children. Now, my once-timid daughter joyfully runs into the schoolyard each day, anxious to learn, to see her teachers and play with all of her friends. Since starting kindergarten, the “head start” of preschool has helped her excel in virtually every area of study and socialization. One day she will make a fine job candidate or, maybe, like her mother, a business owner. — Jerri Hemsworth is founder and CEO of Newman Grace, an advertising and graphic design firm in Woodland Hills. She is president of the National Association of Women Business Owners-California.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

 

BALLYBOFEY AND STRANORLAR CREDIT UNION IS TOPS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!

first_imgThe staff of Ballybofey and Stranorlar Credit UnionThe Staff and Management at the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Credit Union have become first Irish Credit Union to achieve the new Customer Service Excellence Ireland recognition award.It follows their participation in a two month programme which consisted of a training workshop and members satisfaction assessments.One of 16 Credit Unions in Donegal, the team at Ballybofey and Stranorlar participated in an initiative with Customer Service Excellence Ireland which has the objective of continuous improvement in member satisfaction through the customer service training and assessment. Pauline Tourish, Credit Union Manager at the Twin Towns office said they were delighted to be part of this positive programme.“I am very proud of the team and their achievement. Our members and their satisfaction is of utmost importance to us and the focus on that is something we are pleased to be always working on. Our participation in the programme together with achieving the CSEI recognition shows our commitment to our members” BALLYBOFEY AND STRANORLAR CREDIT UNION IS TOPS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! was last modified: July 19th, 2014 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:Ballybofey and Stranorlar Credit UnionCustomer Service Excellencelast_img read more

 

GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY ‘COME DINE WITH ME’ FUNDRAISER A GREAT SUCCESS

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:We had the last part of the “Come Dine with Me” on Saturday night and what a success this has been. The club has raised much needed funds as well as having two most enjoyable nights in the clubhouse. The club would like to thank all the hosts and to Cairns and Gerald who organised the whole event.Our Jimmy Bruen Team just failed to qualify on Sunday in Portsalon. We wish the Pierce Purcell team the best of luck this coming Sunday in Cruit. There were favourable conditions on the course on Sunday and Monday and Paul has done great work on the rough grass during the week. The course is shaping up well for the summer ahead.The sheet is up on the board for the Challenge cup (club matchplay). Anyone interested needs to get their name entered by the 16th of May.The mixed foursomes matchplay is well underway and anyone who has to play a match should get arrangements put in place to get the match played.The time sheet for the Pro Am is almost full up with only space left for a couple of teams anyone wishing to enter a team contact the club immediately.Our Ladies and Gents Open Seniors competition will be held next Monday the 11th of May. Don’t forget complimentary tea and biscuits on arrival and bar food will be available after in the Vardon Lounge.There are a number of competitions in the next week –• Wednesday 6th of May 2015 – Open Singles Stableford• Saturday 9th of May 2015 – Open singles Competition.• Sunday 10th of May 2015 – Gents Stableford Competition.* Monday 11th of May 2015 – Ladies and Gents Seniors Open Competition4 BBB Winter Open Competition:We are in the last month of this competition. I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June. You are able to play in this completion on any day of the week and with who ever you wish to play with, so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in May. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month. We had no team from the club to qualify in 4th place last month!!!.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY ‘COME DINE WITH ME’ FUNDRAISER A GREAT SUCCESS was last modified: May 6th, 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

 

See The Blizzards for FREE at Warehouse this Friday!

first_imgThe Blizzards are back and you can see them free this Friday, August 10th LIVE at Warehouse.After a 6 year hiatus, the band are back with a bang.The Mullingar five are kicking things off with the release of their new single “Love Ne Later” on their very own record label “Reckless Records”. The Blizzards have shared stages with such musical heavyweights as Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, The Prodigy and AC/DC so we are over the moon to have them performing in Warehouse this summer.The boys have big things planned in the next couple of months, with an album in the works, the boys are hitting the ground running and we couldn’t be happier to be part of this.So now is your chance to catch an explosive set from the band – for FREE! See you all there this Friday. See The Blizzards for FREE at Warehouse this Friday! was last modified: August 6th, 2018 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:FREE gigThe BlizzardsWarehouselast_img read more

 

Ekangala footballers get new turf

first_imgYoung footballers in Ekangala inMpumalanga province will find it easierto improve their game on the new synthetic surface. Dignitaries cut the red ribbon. Safa’s deputy president Danny Jordaansaid that such world-class facilitescan be found all around South Africa.(Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Morio SanyaneSafa communications director+27 82 99 00 835 RELATED ARTICLES • Safa celebrates 20th anniversary • R3m boost for SA football school • Artificial fields for SA footballers • 2010’s biggest legacy all in the mind • Bor SA football coachingBongani NkosiYoung footballers in the community of Ekangala in Mpumalanga province will no longer have to hone their skills on dusty, rock-strewn grounds – this is thanks to an initiative of the South African Football Association (Safa), which has established a smooth, first-class synthetic turf in the area.Safa opened the multimillion-rand Ekangala Stadium on 10 July 2011 to mark the one-year anniversary of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Originally planned for the previous month, the festivities were postponed to July in honour of struggle icon Albertina Sisulu, who passed away at the beginning of June.The facility, with its emerald green artificial turf of Fifa standards, is seen as one of the legacies of last year’s tournament.Ekangala’s first stadium is one of 52 that Safa is establishing in as many areas in the country. While a few others have already been completed and opened to the public, Safa’s development manager Greg Fredericks said the number will shoot up to 27 by the end of July.Construction of the outstanding 25 facilities is expected to begin later this year. The National Lottery Board is the main investor in the artificial turfs legacy project, having contributed R170-million (US$25-million), but Fredericks said they are still looking for additional funds.“We’ll go all out for funding for the other 25 facilities,” Fredericks said during an interview. “The Lotto has agreed to assist, but we are looking for more (businesses) to come on board.”At least R6.3-million ($931 098) is required for each stadium, Fredericks said, as they entail more than just grandstands and a synthetic turf. They have facilities such as clubhouses, physique development rooms and Safa offices as well.Artificial turf facilities in Gauteng’s Westonaria and Evaton are among those already complete, others are in Mpumalanga’s Siyabuswa, Upington in the Northern Cape and Somerset East in the Eastern Cape.“You’ll see that these world-class facilities have been built in the most unlikely places in our country,” said Danny Jordaan, Safa’s deputy president.Provided more sponsorship comes through, Safa says it may increase the number of legacy project stadiums. “We have to continue with our dream to ensure we reach all of our kids,” said the association’s president Kirsten Nematandani.Fredericks stressed that the Safa facilities project is separate from the Fifa Football for Hope initiative, which has also resulted in new pitches being laid in parts of South Africa.The two pitches Fifa built through Football for Hope are suitable for seven-a-side matches, while Safa’s project boasts full-size grounds that can host professional games.All facilities are targeted at young players in line with Safa’s goal to develop promising footballers in the country. Safa wants to ensure that the Ekangala Stadium is well-used.“This facility must not be left to isolation and turned into a white elephant,” said Nematandani.Local football associations’ responsibilityShadrack Mohlala, president of the Safa-affiliated Kungwini Local Football Association, has outlined plans to manage the new facility so it remains functional at all times.Placing a facilitator at the Ekangala Stadium to oversee day-to-day activities is part of the strategy.“We’re going to take responsibility for this facility. We’ll ensure that it’s always clean with the help of the municipality,” said Mohlala.Safa mandates its regional football associations to manage and maintain the facilities after they become operational.Mohlala said they will “accommodate everyone in the community”, even programmes involving social development. “The only thing people must do is follow the right procedure”, by making arrangements with the facilitator, he added.Part of grassroots developmentSafa’s facilities project is in response to the lack of development centres in the country’s impoverished areas.The association wants the artificial turfs to be the training grounds for the country’s future stars. “We’re serious when we say development at grassroots level is the way to go,” Nematandani said.Safa technical director Serame Letsoaka’s team was at the Ekangala launch to conduct training clinics with the community’s youngsters.Safa grassroots development projects are meant to ensure that skills lacking in senior national teams “can be enhanced from a very young age”, said Nematandani.Sexwale promises houses nearbyHuman Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale joined Safa in Ekangala under his role as a member of Fifa’s football development committee.His department is looking at establishing a housing project on a portion of land opposite the stadium, Sexwale promised the community, so that more people can access the facility.“We’re prepared to look at a housing project not far from here, so that people can be nearer to this (facility),” said Sexwale. “Where people stay must be where people play …”last_img read more