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Adamson not a ‘deadbeat’ team, says coach Air Padda

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title It was a painful loss but Adamson head coach Air Padda said her team is by all means not a pushover in the league.“We’re not a deadbeat team, if anyone says we are, we’re not a deadbeat team,” said Padda. “I was proud of our defense today, I thought our blocking was solid. There’s just a few things we need to work on and that is experience, game experience for our setter and that’s just coming to go with time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAdamson does lack the experience in the UAAP especially with the departure of Jema Galanza, Mylene Paat, and Fhen Emnas.The Lady Falcons’ roster is made up of seven rookies but has promising attacker in sophomore Chiara Permentilla and veteran leadership in fourth year opposite hitter Eli Soyud and fifth year Mary Joy Dacoron. Caidic still got game In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson University saw its hopes go up sky high only for University of Santo Tomas bring it back down to the ground in the two teams’ first meeting on opening weekend of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Falcons came back from a two-set deficit only to falter in the fifth set as the Golden Tigresses took a 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6 win Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Soyud was also a champion with De La Salle back in Season 78 when she was a rookie.The duo of Soyud and Dacoron, however, wasn’t able to offset the youth of the team against the Golden Tigresses especially in the fifth set when UST was able to show its composure.UST was able to get a 5-0 start in the final set and that was essentially the start of the Lady Falcons’ demise.What the Lady Falcons had going for them, though, was their blocking as they repeatedly denied UST star Cherry Rondina at the top albeit being a triple block.Adamson attempted a total of 86 blocks, 32 more than what UST had, and scored 12 points off of them.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I think we’re inexperienced and that was one of the reasons why we lost, especially in the fifth set,” said Padda. “It’s always rough when you lose on the fifth set but everyone did not give up. I was so proud of them and that to me is what Adamson volleyball is about.”“There’s a lot of things we can take away from this to build on. I think that’s what our story is going to be this year, to keep building, keep improving.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

US$3.9M Kokoyah Millennium Projects Dedicated

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Sunday hailed the Kokoyah Millennium Village (KMV) Project in Botota, Kokoyah Statutory District, upper Bong County, for the completion of the US$3.9 million development projects. The completed projects include an information center, a hand pump, a clinic (Botota), the Gbarta Junior High School, teachers’ quarters and a multi-purpose center.Speaking at the dedication ceremony, President Sirleaf said those who chose to attend the dedicatory ceremony in Kokoya did not do so because they wanted to come, but to drive through and see the life of the people of Bong County and work they are involves in and admonished citizens to expand the village by opening small businesses and investments to create opportunity in the private sector. President Sirleaf encouraged the citizens, including the Superintendent, Town Chief and Clan Chief to take ownership of the village.“I want to thank our partners and the people of Kokoyah District for this great initiative and for successfully implementing these projects,” she added.She praised the Norwegian government and partners for providing the needed funding, the commitment and the determination to see the project executed. She urged citizens and residents of the village to maintain and protect the project. She promised that government will do everything to decentralize local governance and bring it closer to the people. Representative George S. Mulbah thanked President Sirleaf for her many development efforts undertaken and assured her of the Bong County Legislative Caucus’s support. Presenting the keys to President Sirleaf, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Administration, Varney Sirleaf described President Sirleaf as “One of the best Presidents” Liberia has produced and commended President Sirleaf for her commitment to developing the country. The Kokoyah Millennium Village Project, supported by the Government of Norway, in partnership with UNDP and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Internal Affairs, aims at achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the community level through well-known local interventions to improve the living conditions of community beneficiaries. President Sirleaf thanked Liberia’s partners and the citizens of Bong County for fully participating in the implementation of the KMV projects.“This is truly the people’s project and we want the district to take ownership of these facilities,” Deputy Minister Sirleaf said. “We are very happy that President Sirleaf came to dedicate our facilities and it is a turning point in our district,” Morris P. Laykpee, City Mayor of Botota, noted. A cross section of citizens interviewed by the Daily Obsever on the KMV lauded President Sirleaf and the government for carrying out the project in their community. Botota, the administrative seat of Kokoyah Statutory District, is home to over 6,000 residents, many of them, farmers. It is expected that the social impact of the KMV will benefit more than 200 households.The Millennium Village Project aims to support integrated development projects in poor communities across Africa. Out of US$5 million, $3.9 million was spent on the project and the construction took nearly seven years to complete, a Ministry of Internal Affairs official said during the dedication. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Mandingos No Longer in the Garages, Gas Stations…’

first_imgA gathering of members of the Unity Base Social Club comprising mainly ethnic Mandinkas (Mandingos) on Carey Street in Monrovia were last Friday told that the days when they were working in garages and gas stations and other menial jobs were over as five of their members were certificated by the organization for earning Master’s (MAs) and Bachelor’s (BA’s) degrees in accounting, international relations, business administration and management from the University of Liberia.The phrase ‘the garages and gas stations are becoming empty’ was greeted with loud applause and laughter as guest speaker and Assistant Minister for Finance at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MPDP), Mr. Alieu Nyei told the graduates to let their achievements be examples for the Mandingo community.Nyei, speaking on three principles that he encouraged the graduates to live by, said firstly they must follow their consciences as it relates to morality so that they will be able to do what is right in their dealings with other Liberians. The second principle is that they should not be afraid to take risks. “Don’t be afraid to try new ideas because the higher the risk the higher the return for what you seek,” said Nyei..The third principle, he said “is to believe that as Muslims, everything happens at Allah’s time.” Nyei explained that if they don’t achieve their objectives as graduates, they must keep on trying.“You come from a background with low education prevailing in our community and therefore it is important that you continue be an inspiration to those who are coming after you and therefore you must demonstrate your qualification by respecting our society,” Nyei said.He told the five graduates that with the knowledge they have acquired they can claim the respect that comes with it and therefore they must strive to do the right thing, should not be afraid to take risks and they must remember that Allah (God) has a way of rewarding human beings in their endeavors.Responding, a representative of the graduates expressed surprise at the honor but said they were grateful for the certificates of recognition that were bestowed on them by members of the Unity Base Social Club. They promised to do their utmost to represent their community.He said the community is preparing a reservoir of intellectuals to seek balance in professional opportunities in the country and therefore noted that with their qualifications they should be absorbed into the workforce.Another speaker, identified as Cllr. Sesay, encouraged the community and particularly the graduates to consider “going to law school,” since there are very few Mandingos who have shown interest in that discipline. He recounted an experience when a young Mandingo woman was involved in a motor vehicle accident and someone tried to take advantage of her through intimidation in what he described as a ‘minor issue.’ He also explained how he chose to represent her interest and the situation was resolved, because “someone of her ethnicity was there for her.”“The law school is the only area that people come to you for help…you can open your law firm,” Cllr. Sesay said, and encouraged the community’s members who are qualified to go to law school.Other speakers noted that for the last 40 to 50 years, Mandingos were simply interested in commerce and believed that what Allah had destined for them would see their face.“While we agree that preparing for life in heaven is fundamental,” one said, “we now recognize that we must make efforts here on earth to also gain respect among our countrymen.”“Many years ago, whenever you mentioned a Kamara, a Komara, Ansu, Kolleh or a Keitah, you could easily find them in the garages and gas stations,” another said, “today you can find the same people in government and professional settings and no longer in gas stations and garages.” The Unity Base Social Club provides community support to each of its over 200 members.The graduates include Mr. Mohammed Komara (Master’s in International Relations), Mr. Mohammed Kolleh (Master’s in Public Administration), Amara Kamara (Bachelor’s in Public Administration), Mr. Mohammed Fofana (Public Administration) and Abraham Keitah (Public Administration).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Armed bandits nabbed after robbing Bourda Market vendors

first_imgPolice in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) have arrested two bandits who were nabbed in the vicinity of Bourda Market, Lacytown, Georgetown, after robbing two vendors of some 0,000 cash.According to reports, the robbery occurred at about 23:00h on Monday. Information reaching Guyana Times revealed that vendors, Wayne Miller, 51, and Darmenna Wong, 43, both of Block Y, Section C, Grove, East Bank Demerara, were attacked while operating their businesses.“Investigations have so far revealed that the vendors were in the vicinity of Orange Walk and Robb Street, Bourda, when two men; one of whom was armed with a handgun, approached the victims and robbed them of 0,000,” the Police said in a release on Wednesday.However, the Police added that during the attack, the victims raised an alarm and public spirited citizens went to their rescue during which the suspects were apprehended.The Police was summoned and recovered a 9mm pistol along with five live matching rounds from one of the suspects. The two men were taken into custody where they are assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Boys’ soccer roundup: La Canada gets its big break

first_imgAside from a goal by Justin Young in the 72nd minute, King was flawless in net for La Canada (14-7-2), which advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2001. But for a brief moment in the second extra period, the senior didn’t know if it was Colton (15-6-4) that would be celebrating, after Young’s apparent go-ahead goal in the 96th minute was waived off because of a foul. “I saw the ball go in the net and I didn’t hear the whistle and this place went silent,” La Canada coach Jordan Jones said. “But then we regrouped and got the goal and went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs in the span of a few seconds.” Colton produced a corner kick in the final minute, resulting in a six-yard shot by Pope near the left post. But King turned it away and the final whistle blew seconds later, causing fans to storm the field in celebration. – Erik Boal La Canada High’s fortunes changed in the span of a minute Friday. But, it wasn’t until Devin King’s point-blank on save Josh Pope in the final seconds that the Spartans could finally cash in. After second-seeded Colton had a goal disallowed in the second overtime, Dominic Baiocco responded by burying the biggest shot of La Canada’s season in the 97th minute, leading the host Spartans to a 2-1 win in the Southern Section Div. V boys’ soccer quarterfinals. “Right when the ball touched the back of the net, I knew I didn’t have to go home and cry,” said Baiocco, who gave La Canada a 1-0 lead with a 39th-minute penalty kick. “There are only tears of happiness.” center_img OTHER SOUTHERN SECTION GAMES: DIV. I Millikan 2, Harvard-Westlake 2 (M wins 3-1 on PK’s): Anthony Farias-Eisner tied the score for the Wolverines (17-10-2), which is what led to two additional overtime periods. DIV. V La Canada 2, Colton 1 (OT): Dominic Baiocco scored both goals, including the winner for host La Canada (14-7-2) in a quarter-final victory against Colton (15-6-4). DIV. VI Viewpoint 3, Don Bosco Tech 1: Spencer Brown scored two goals to lead host Viewpoint of Calabasas (19-0-6) to its first semifinal berth in the history of the program, with a victory against Don Bosco Tech of Rosemead (18-5-4). CITY SECTION: CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS Canoga Park 6, Narbonne 0: Camilo Rojas scored twice to lead top-seeded host Canoga Park (22-0-1) to a victory against Narbonne of Harbor City. SMALL SCHOOL SEMIFINALS SOCES 2, Central City Value 1: Israel Sandoval and Luciano Guarnieri each scored to lead host SOCES (10-3-2) of Reseda to a victory against Central City Value of Los Angeles. 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

Chelsea fury as FA confirm NO action against Burnley’s Barnes for Matic challenge

first_img1 Ashley Barnes will not face any retrospective action over his challenge on Nemanja Matic during Burnley’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.The Clarets forward caught Matic just above his left ankle with a dangerous studs-up tackle in the second half of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.Barnes was not even booked by referee Martin Atkinson, while Matic was sent off for his angry reaction, leaving Jose Mourinho furious.The Blues boss went on to describe the foul as “criminal” in post-match interviews and claimed: “It could be the end of Matic’s career.”But Barnes will not be hit with any punishment by the FA, after the governing body confirmed on Monday that referee Atkinson had seen the incident. Ashley Barnes last_img read more

A selfie with Roman Abramovich, celery throwing and more! Chelsea’s title celebrations…through the eyes of talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy!

first_img1 talkSPORT had a man on the inside as Chelsea took to an open top bus to celebrate their Premier League title victory on Monday.Sports bar host and former Blue Jason Cundy was slap bang in the middle of the festivities, as Jose Mourinho and his championship-winning team paraded the streets of London with the top flight and League Cup trophies.Even owner Roman Abramovich was game for a selfie, with Jason snapping away as the likes of Didier Drogba, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and John Terry greeted fans and threw a stick of celery or two.Check out what Cundy got up to below! Jason Cundy with Chelsea players and owner Roman Abramovich last_img read more

Charlie Austin WILL leave QPR ‘for the right price’, admits Ramsey

first_img1 QPR striker Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey is resigned to losing £15million-rated striker Charlie Austin before the transfer window shuts.Austin was always expected to leave Loftus Road this summer following Rangers’ relegation to the Championship.The forward, who earned an England call-up after netting 18 goals for the Premier League strugglers last season, has been linked with moves to Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham.Spurs legend Teddy Sheringham, former Hammers striker Dean Ashton and ex-Magpie Lee Bowyer have all told talkSPORT why their teams should break the bank to sign him.And QPR boss Ramsey admits Austin is likely to leave – but only for the right price.“He would be a big loss for any club in any division,” the coach said following Rangers’ 2-0 opening day defeat to Charlton.“He’s going to be a massive gain for anybody that has the money to buy him. If the owners get the right money, I think he will be moving on.“The QPR fans have showed him absolutely fantastic support, and I think QPR as a club have helped him to be on the stage that he is now. “last_img read more

Man City new boy Otamendi: Playing in the Premier League ‘a dream come true’

first_img Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi 1 Manchester City new boy Nicolas Otamendi says he always dreamt about playing in the Premier League.The Argentina international swapped Valencia for the Etihad in the summer after spells in his native South America with Velez Sarsfield and Portugal, with Porto.All along his journey the centre-back was focused on arriving in England’s top flight and experiencing everything it has to offer.“I always dreamed about playing in the Premier League,” the 27-year-old said.“I’m very excited about our fans and the atmosphere in our stadium and I’m getting along well with my team-mates and though it takes time, things are progressing well.”last_img read more


first_imgAn Irish dancing instructor based in Letterkenny who the High Court found to have sexually abused a pupil over seven years in the 1980s has had his registration with the commission for Irish dancing in Ireland cancelled.An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha said Michael Quigley’s registration had been cancelled “with immediate effect”.The Supreme Court last week ruled that Quigley (68), from Barnhill Park could be named after the High Court ordered him to pay €400,000 to the victim. Mr Quigley had denied the abuse claims and the High Court was told last week an appeal against the award was also to be lodged.He had also signed over two properties into his wife’s name.Brave abuse victim Dana Doherty,  a 42-year-old teacher from Letterkenny, had asked that he be publicly identified.Her solicitor Brian Gill said she hoped Irish dancing authorities would ensure all steps were taken to protect children in their care. IRISH DANCE TEACHER KICKED OUT OF RULING BODY AFTER SEX ABUSE CASE was last modified: July 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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:An Coimisiún le Rincí GaelachaDANA DOHERTYMICHAEL QUIGLEYsupreme courtlast_img read more