Adamson, UST kick off semifinal bids vs tough foes

first_imgTop seed Adamson stakes its unbeaten slate as it faces University of the Philippines while No. 2 University of Santo Tomas tangles with Far Eastern U to kick off the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference semifinals on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Falcons held off the Lady Maroons, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, the last time they played last Aug. 12 but the Lady Falcons remain  wary of their rivals in their 2 p.m. clash at the start of their best-of-three series.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sor Rungvisai not taking unheralded Diaz lightly Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 awardcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I know they (UP) are going to come out strong. I do feel the best game they ever played in the conference was against us. They gave us their best game,” said Adamson coach Air Padda.The Tigresses are also looking to duplicate their thrilling 25-15, 25-27, 25-18, 22-25, 15-11 escape over third-ranked Lady Tamaraws in Cagayan de Oro City last Saturday when they start their showdown at 4 p.m.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’The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, hope to ride the momentum of their recent victory over San Beda.“Once bitten, twice shy,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu on their first meeting with Adamson. “We played them before. It was a seesaw game even if we lost against them.”last_img read more

76ers overcome Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat

first_img“He was our bell-ringer tonight,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer to help Philadelphia win its first game without Embiid. He’s expected to miss at least a week with a sore left knee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDwyane Wade scored 19 points for Miami, and Dion Waiters added 18.Miami led 99-98 after Wade’s runner with 1:56 left. Marjanovic made two free throws to put Philadelphia ahead 100-99. Following Wade’s missed jumper, Redick drained the 3 from the top of the key to make it 103-99 with 1:04 left. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Added Harris, “I was surprised he didn’t shoot a 3 tonight because he had it going.”Marjanovic, starting for Embiid, had 11 points and seven rebounds to help Philadelphia to a 23-13 lead before being lifted with 3:34 left in the first quarter. He returned 3 1/2 minutes into the second, finishing the half with 16 points and eight rebounds while making all six of his field-goal attempts to help the 76ers to a 57-50 halftime lead.He finished 6 for 7 from the field and 7 for 10 from the free-throw line.“He’s incredibly skilled for a man of his size,” Brown said.Wade’s exitThe 37-year-old Wade, playing in his last season, was honored early in the first quarter with a highlight video that included a tribute from 76ers great Allen Iverson. Philadelphia fans gave Wade a standing ovation following the video, and the Miami star pounded his heart and waved back in appreciation.Wade was touched by the tribute, particularly by Iverson’s inclusion. After Michael Jordan, Iverson was Wade’s favorite player growing up.“To take myself out of the moment and think 20-something odd years later, Allen Iverson would be the one, his voice would be the one dedicating something to me in this arena, in his city, I couldn’t have written it any sweeter, any better,” Wade said.Passing the torchSimmons and Wade exchanged jerseys after the game. Fresh off his first All-Star appearance and a rising star in the league, Simmons reflected on playing against Wade. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade pose after swapping jerseys following an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 106-102. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence — at least for a night.Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and made three key free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes to help Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It’s cool to be on the floor with a legend,” Simmons said. “It’s an amazing feeling.”Simmons, who had 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists, said he wore Wade’s brand of sneakers as a kid. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Zion’s freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds Kelly Olynyk then missed a 3-point attempt, and Marjanovic made the first of two free throws with 38.3 ticks left to put Philadelphia up five.“He was fantastic,” Redick said about Marjanovic. “He really stepped up for us tonight.”Perhaps the only way Marjanovic didn’t impersonate Embiid was after the game, as he was unavailable for comment due to treatment — quite unlike the loquacious and quotable Embiid.It was left to his teammates to speak for his performance.“He’s a bucket,” Butler said. “All you have to do is throw it to him.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Liberia, Cameroon to Establish Joint Commission

first_imgThe Foreign Ministers of the Republics of Liberia and Cameroon have agreed to work for the establishment of a Joint Commission for Technical Cooperation between their two countries.Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and the Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Cameroon, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, made the commitment during bilateral discussions held at the Cameroonian Ministry of External Affairs at the end of the just ended First Ministerial Conference of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), the conference was held in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé from May 4 to May 5, 2014. At the close of business, the two officials agreed that officials and technicians from both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia and the Ministry of External Affairs of Cameroon will sort out the details leading to the establishment of the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission aims to focus on agriculture, education, forestry, sports as well as trade and commerce. The Foreign ministers recalled the historical ties and friendship between both countries dating back to 1919 when Liberia played a pivotal role at the League of Nations when German-Cameroon was placed under trusteeship and the 1960’s during the struggle for independence in Africa. The two ministers recounted the reciprocal visits of the late President William V.S. Tubman of Liberia, and President Ahmadou Ahidjo of Cameroun when they observed the need for stronger partnerships at the levels of the African Union (AU), and the United Nations as the effective ways to strengthen common interest at the global scene. Minister Ngafuan, according to a release, reminded his counterpart of the vital role Cameroon played in developing the talents of Liberians in the area of sports, specifically recalled Cameroon’s contribution in helping to mould the Liberian soccer legend, George Oppong Weah as well as celebrated soccer star, James Salinsa Debbah, and Joe Nagbe:“Cameroon was a ‘Mecca’ for Liberian soccer players”, he added. Minister Ngafuan used the opportunity to commend Cameroonian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Beng’yela Augustine Gang for being an exceptional ambassador and a “true representation of Cameroon in Liberia”.The Liberian Foreign Minister also expressed gratitude to the Government and People of Cameroon for the successful hosting of the First Ministerial Conference of TICAD V in Yaoundé, Cameroon.He averred that the warm reception and hospitality Cameroon accorded participants at the conference made him proud as an African. Cameroon’s Foreign Minister Mbonjo, for his part, recounted the good works of the Liberian Embassy’s Minister Counselor/Charge d’Affaires, Siaka G. Fahnbulleh, Sr. which he said, have restored and rekindled the strong bond of friendship between the two countries. He committed himself to working closely with Minister Ngafuan to deepen and solidify the bilateral ties that have existed between the two countries for more than five decades. Sitting through the discussions were Liberia’s Minister Counselor/Charge d’Affaires accredited to Cameroon, and Cameroonian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Amb. Beng’yela Augustine Gang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Investigate Robert Sirleaf’ For NOCAL Breakdown

first_imgThe political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Mr. Simeon Freeman, has called for thorough investigation of the regime of Mr. Robert Sirleaf when he served as chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).He made the statement over the weekend in a press conference held in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.He said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed Mr. Sirleaf who he described as “a failed Wachovia banker” to head NOCAL, that he claimed he would have strengthened NOCAL’s weaknesses; attract American Investors to Liberia’s oil sector and make NOCAL internationally competitive.He said during Mr. Sirleaf’s tenure, the records showed that Mr. Sirleaf hired NOCAL’s Interim Management Team of 300; $7 million in its budget; brought in NOCAL’s Chief Operating Officer – Cllr. Althea Eastman Sherman – who should have been the first on the dismissal list without pay or bear one of the greatest responsibilities for the huge overspending at the firm. He also said Cllr. Sherman, who is Mr. Sirleaf’s best friend and a 1978 former classmate from CWA the Vice President for Finance and another Robert Sirleaf appointee – Karmo D. Ville – who ran the firm’s financial affairs and should have borne the greatest responsibility for the firm’s failure. He said these individuals mentioned are being empowered to transition a firm which, he alleged, Mr. Sirleaf ruined.He asserted that in order to boost NOCAL’s operations, Mr. Sirleaf should have reduced NOCAL’s workforce to 50 as part of his reorganizational plans, using his appointed chief operating and finance officers. Mr. Sirleaf should have reduced NOCAL’s wage bill drastically and overhauled its executive, removing several vice presidents who received fabulous salaries and benefits.“Madam Sirleaf on August 25, 2015 addressed the nation on the state of affairs at NOCAL. Certain declarations caught our attention: the immediate resignation of the vice president for Administration, Corporate Social Relations and Public Affairs; the establishment of an Interim Transitional Team comprising of the Chief Operating Officer, the vice president for Finance, the vice president for Technical Services, reduction of the total institutional workforce to 50 persons; and reducing the size of the board.“The three vice presidents who were asked to resign are regular appointees with no special attachments to Robert or Madam Sirleaf, they were not the core officers running the daily affairs of NOCAL and NOCAL’s failure can be squarely blamed on the 3 actors asked to transition the very firm they ruined,” Mr. Freeman said.He disclosed that it is unclear which of the persons were dropped from the board, but they are all confidants of President Sirleaf and Mr. Sirleaf. He named such confidants of the president as Mr. Seward Cooper, Chairman; Fred Bass Golokeh, Vice Chairman; Amara Konneh, member; Patrick Sendolo, Member; Joseph Howe, member; Ms. Jacqueline Khoury, member; and Peter Bonner Jallah, member. “Those who enjoyed less support from Mr. Sirleaf could have been dropped because, in President Sirleaf’s statement, she endorsed the board’s action and took the blame for NOCAL’s state of affairs, which is unclear what the mandate of the board was and why did the very board finally come to this position when it could have done this several years ago.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Neighbourhood brawl lands man in court

first_imgA neighbourhood brawl, during which one person was wounded ended with two neighbours being placed before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.Ray Paul, 27, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly and denied that on March 13, 2019, at Phase Two, East Ruimveldt squatting area, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Melroy Phillips with intent to cause him actual bodily harm.While no facts were presented to the court on the matter, the prosecution had no objections to bail being granted to the East Ruimveldt resident. The 27-year-old man was released on $20,000 bail and the case will continue on March 27, 2019.last_img read more

Final preparations underway for RCMP Musical Ride in Fort St. John

first_imgOrganizer Michelle Laboucane says preparations are going well. “Fast and furious; it’s quite amazing,” she says, “The stands are up and getting into place, the ring – the actual arena part – is getting built, the stables are ready to go, all the feed is being brought in. It’s amazing!” The officers and their horses will be arriving earlier in the week for a number of appearances, and the stables will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, for the public to meet the performers. – Advertisement -The Musical Ride was last in Fort St. John in 1993, and also took place in 1981 and 1977. First developed in 1876, RCMP use the event as a tool to share information about and support community policing efforts, as well as contribute to local non-profit organizations.Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the North Peace Justice Society and the Fort St. John Rotary Club, in return for their planning of the event. So far around 1,500 have been sold, with capacity for 2,700 at each show. Tickets are available through the North Peace Cultural Centre online or by calling 250-785-1992, as well as at the gate. Advertisement Laboucane, the Coordinator for the North Peace Justice Society, says the response from the public to the Musical Ride has been overwhelming. “People remember back in ’93 when it was here, and they remember how it was at the older rodeo grounds,” she says. “The Musical Ride is one of those things that you don’t get to see very often… It’s something that you only get to see once every five years, if that, and when you know somebody in the ride, it makes it even that much more special.” The musical ride is particularly special for the region this year, as not only is there a local officer performing as part of the ride, Inspector Pat Egan also took part in the 1980′s, and a current officer will be joining next year. Constable Brett Cunningham joined the Musical Ride last year after serving at the FortSt. John detachment since 2008, and Constable Kyle Kifferling will be joining him this summer to train for next year’s ride.  The day after the ride a regimental dinner will be held as a fundraiser for Cops for Cancer. The charity ball will be held at the Pomeroy Hotel, including a dinner, entertainment by a comedian, and a dance. Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased at the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre, Patch Java or the Fort St. John RCMP detachment by July 8.Advertisementlast_img read more

DDTV: INCREDIBLE VOICE OF DONEGAL TEENAGER

first_imgWE all know lots of people in Donegal who can sing – but is there anyone quite like Farah Tianihad? The 4th year student at the PCC in Falcarragh is causing something of a stir on YouTube.From Cloch Cheann Fhaola, she is one of a number of people competing for a chance to record her own songs in a competition run by a studio in Letterkenny.Farah sings the Adele song ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and is one if the 12 finalists in the Audition Vocal Competition. All finalists had just 1 hour to record this version for this stage of the competitionHow it works:The 6 finalists with the most likes and views on their video will be put to a panel of 6 judges, who will pick the top 4 from that and they will go into the final.The deadline for likes and hits on the video is 31st Dec at 6 P.MEach “LIKE” is worth 50 views. Who wins? You decide. Click to hear Farah sing…. DDTV: INCREDIBLE VOICE OF DONEGAL TEENAGER was last modified: December 16th, 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:Cloch Cheann Fhaola in Gaoth Dobhairdonegal news on donegaldaily.comFalcarraghFarah Tianihadletterkennylast_img read more

DINAH LOOKS A ‘WHEEL’ STUNNER AS SHE GETS HER DREAM TRUCK TO SCHOOL PROM!

first_imgDinah looks stunning as she boards her personal truck to be taken to her prom!Most girls dream of going to their prom in a horse-drawn carriage or a limousine.But Dinah Doherty-McGonagle has always been a fan of trucks.So it was the stuff of dreams last night when her dad Michael McGonagle arranged for her to be collected in a Scania 143 lorry. The look on the Errigal College pupil’s face as the truck pulled up outside her Letterkenny home said it all.Dinah and friends danced the night away at The Station House Hotel.Needless to say she got a regular taxi home like everyone else!Mum Bernie said her daughter has always been a huge fan of trucks and it was the perfect surprise for her little girl! She wanted to say a special thank you to Nerval Porter from Castlederg who supplied the truck for the night.“It may seem a little unusual but Dinah has always had a thing about trucks.“Like many of the other pupils from Errigal College, she has really been looking forward to her prom.“But to arrive in her dream truck really got the night off to the perfect start. We were all so delighted.“She’s a great daughter and like all parents, we just wanted the best for her,” said Bernie. Keep on trucking Dinah!Meanwhile Shaun And Conor Mc Cosker also arrived at the prom in style.The lads took a tractor to the Station House for the big night.But they were the perfect gentlemen and asked their dad John to take their dates Vickie Mc Gill and Roseleen Gallagher in a black Toyota Avensis. DINAH LOOKS A ‘WHEEL’ STUNNER AS SHE GETS HER DREAM TRUCK TO SCHOOL PROM! was last modified: August 7th, 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:Dinah Dohertydonegalerrigal collegeScania truckStation House Hotellast_img read more

DON’T FORGET TO PUT THE CLOCK BACK!

first_imgIT’S that time of the year folks…the clocks go back an hour tonight.Which means an extra hour in bed in the morning.Clocks go back at 2am to 1am…for the annual extra hour. DON’T FORGET TO PUT THE CLOCK BACK! was last modified: October 30th, 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:clock goes back one hourlast_img read more

HUNDREDS AT FUNERAL FOR HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM ALAN

first_imgHUNDREDS of people have attended today’s funeral for Alan McSherry, the man killed in a hit and run near Bundoran last Sunday morning.Mr McSherry’s widow Jo walked behind her husband’s coffin as it made its way down Bundoran main street this morning on its way to the Star of the Sea chapel in the town.Local people lined the road to show their support for the McSherry family including Alan’s mother and father and his brothers. Mr McSherry was originally from Birkenhead on Merseyside and had moved to Ireland 14 years ago after he and his wife fell in love with the area.He had lived just inside Co Leitrim but spent most of his time in Bundoran working where he was known as ‘Handy Al’. HUNDREDS AT FUNERAL FOR HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM ALAN was last modified: August 29th, 2013 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:Alan McSherryfunerallast_img read more