Lady Spikers’ turn to play catch up

first_imgDe Jesus could only hope they will just in time for the start of the UAAP season. MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books LATEST STORIES “All of them are excelling,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “We set this level of game so other teams were catching up.  Now they reached this level and it’s our turn to catch up.”He admitted that the loss of Mika Reyes, Ara Galang and Cyd Demecillo to graduation would  take its toll on the Lady Spikers.“We lost many players, it’s hard to match the character of Mika and Ara inside the court,” said De Jesus.Nevertheless, he will still have top setter Kim Fajardo, who will play her her final tour of duty for La Salle as she finishes her post-graduate degree.“Hopefully we reach at least 70 percent of our movements from last year,” said De Jesus. “We will try to reach their level but I still don’t know when.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. De Jesus said they set a high level of standard in the UAAP after unseating the Alyssa Valdez-led Ateneo Lady Eagles last April.Observers also pick 15-time champion University of Santo Tomas and National University as title contenders because of their formidable rosters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Tigresses will have battle-tested Cherry Rondina, EJ Laure, Chloe Cortez and Ria Meneses, who played together in the Shakey’s V-League and for different clubs in the Philippine Superliga.But the Lady Bulldogs will have Jaja Santiago on their side which practically tilted the balance in favor of NU, which last won in the 1956-57 season. Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Diaz, other elite athletes to train in Japan Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments Lady Spikers team captain Kim Fajardo. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor coach Ramil de Jesus, reigning champion La Salle is coming in as the underdog in the UAAP Season 79 volleyball season which begins Feb. 4.“All of them,” said De Jesus, when asked which team would pose as their biggest problem.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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Caricom/US relations will not change – Granger

first_img…Grenadian PM says “wait and see”, uncertainties will clearAs there continues to be speculations about the future of relations between the Caribbean and the United States of America (USA) under the Donald Trump administration, Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) President David Granger has assured that no change is anticipated in the relations between the Region and the North American country.Speaking with reporters following the Caricom Inter-sessional Meeting, the Guyanese Leader noted that the Region has a “cordial and respectful” relationship with the US and this is expected to continue under the Trump regime.Caricom Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Caricom Chairman David Granger; and Grenadian Prime Minister Keith Mitchell at Friday’s press briefing“We did take a decision to embark on an engagement with the present (Trump) Administration. So all I can say at this time is that there is no indication that there is going to be any change in Caricom/US relations,” Granger told reporters at the end of two-day confab on Friday.The Caricom Chairman further pointed out that both the Region and the US enjoy fruitful and mutual benefits from the relation, hence, pasts US Presidents from since the Clinton regime has sought to strengthen ties with the Region.“We have traditionally been regarded as the fourth frontier of the United States. After the Pacific Frontier, the Canadian Frontier and the Atlantic Frontier, the Caribbean is the fourth Frontier and we are sure that the United States understands the strategic significance of the Caribbean. We appreciate the role of the United States; we have ongoing relationships with the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, we have trade and other economic relations and we do not anticipate that there is going to be any significant disruption under the new administration,’ Granger explained.During the two-day confab, the Regional Heads of Government recognised the importance of the recently adopted bipartisan US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 that seeks to increase US engagement with the governments and civil society of the Region.Moreover, emphasis was placed on the importance of the long-standing relationship between the Community and the US, particularly in light of the strong family links between its peoples.To this end, Grenadian Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, who along with Caricom Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, joined President Granger at the press briefing on Friday and pointed out that the recent immigrant directives handed down by President Trump have raised concerns among Caribbean citizens not only here but in the US as well. This situation, he added, will also affect tourism, which is one of the Region’s main economic pillars.“We are concerned with the recent issue relating to immigration, where a directive was done overnight and the impact on that for us, is an impact on tourism. Because let’s face it, many citizens in the United States who are permanent residences… won’t go anywhere,” he asserted.Prime Minister Mitchell further posited that the existing uncertainties surrounding the US exists the world over and not just in the Caribbean region. In fact, he noted that even within the US Republican Party, there are some uncertainties. To this end, the Prime Minister noted that the Region needs to adopt a ‘wait and watch’ approach.“We have to accept that there are uncertainties and therefore, we have to have a wait and see attitude in the Region and the world community at large… So I believe when the dust is settle, things must improve because our borders are too close to the United States for them to risk uncertainty or problems in our direction and so the whole issue of immigration must be seen as crucial also, not just for us but the United States so it must be deal with,” he outlined.The Grenadian Leader, who will take over the Caricom Chairmanship from President Granger later this year, continued that he is positive the authorities in the US will reciprocate the Caribbean’s willingness to build its relations since, historically, there has been good bilateral collaborations.last_img read more

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Hart furious with City about his future

first_imgAnd he feels that by not informing him of his future earlier, the club he has spent a decade with has severely damaged his chance of a move elsewhere in this transfer window.Guardiola has started former understudy Willy Caballero in all City’s matches so far this season and is set to bring Barcelona stopper Claudio Bravo to Manchester later this week, a move that would demote Hart to number three in the pecking order.While publicly keeping his counsel, Hart has privately told friends that he should have been made aware of the situation before the start of the summer which would have given himself and his agent time to find a new club and that he thinks City chose not to sell him for fear of showing their hand and risking the price of goalkeeping targets rocketing as a result.However, the fact that Hart only found out he was not in Guardiola’s plans when he returned for pre-season training, following an ill-fated European Championship with England, meant that potential buyers had already fixed themselves up with new goalkeepers and has left him somewhat in limbo.While the former Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper feels his new manager is entitled to make his choices, he has been left saddened by what he perceives to be a lack of consideration over his own career.Chile international Bravo, 33, is expected to complete a £17m switch from the Nou Camp shortly.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3755290/Joe-Hart-furious-Manchester-City-left-dark-future.htmlFollowing his omission from the City starting XI, Hart had been linked with a season-long loan move to Ronald Koeman’s Everton but his £135,000-a-week salary is thought to have been a price the Toffees were unwilling to pay.Neighbours Liverpool, whose goalkeeping issues continue, would appear to be a likely destination.However, it is understood that prior to this weekend’s shocking 2-0 defeat at Burnley, Hart was not on the radar of the club’s coaching and scouting team who still hold Simon Mignolet, who signed a new contract in January, in high esteem.Whether that situation changes before now and the end of the window is unclear.Seville were also monitoring the situation but their interest has cooled. Hart would be open to a move abroad if he can be assured of first-team football.He is also keen to win Guardiola over but he is aware that the pending arrival of Bravo would suggest that this is a battle he cannot win.A season spent on the bench is viewed as a worst-case scenario and something Hart, who has won 63 caps for his country, is very keen to avoid.He is also mindful of the comments new England manager Sam Allardyce made over the situation.‘It’s a big concern,’ Allardyce told BBC Radio 5 Live. Last week, Guardiola said that Hart could leave the club if he was unhappy. ‘I don’t want players to stay if they don’t want,’ he said. ‘If they want to stay, stay and we will fight together.’0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola appeared deep in conversation with Joe Hart during training on Tuesday.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, August 24 – Joe Hart has been left furious at his treatment by Manchester City, with the England goalkeeper now facing a race against time to find a new club.Sportsmail understands Hart, a sudden-outcast, believes new boss Pep Guardiola decided that he was going to replace him before the end of last season.last_img read more

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Math grant to help struggling pupils

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Part of the first year’s allocation of $168,265 will go toward outfitting a math lab with computers for the spring semester. The program will also try to better monitor students in math classes to identify those in need of help, according to Gordi, who along with colleagues Lynda Little and Fenggang Zhang were instrumental in developing the grant proposal. The effort will target remedial and basic math courses, such as pre-algebra and algebra, to establish a solid foundation for students to succeed in other courses. “Hopefully, it’ll pay off,” Gordi said. The college has used math instruction software for a number of years. The grant will help expand the use of that software, Gordi said. “The grant helps us spread it more and get more students involved and make it more universal,” Gordi said. This is the second major federal grant received by AVC in the past three months. In August, the college was awarded a $3.5 million, five-year grant to increase the number of homegrown engineers, teachers and business professionals through a partnership with California State University, Bakersfield-Antelope Valley and California State University, Fresno, college officials said. LANCASTER – Antelope Valley College will receive a $340,000 federal grant to help students who are struggling in math. The college will receive the funding over a three-year period under the Education Department’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. The program is aimed at helping institutions with large minority enrollments to develop long-range improvement programs in science and engineering and increasing the flow of underrepresented ethnic groups into those career fields. College officials said a key element of their grant proposal is the creation of a centralized math lab where students can get assistance from faculty members, lab assistants and student tutors every weekday and possibly Saturdays. The goal is to have the lab open at least 35 hours a week. “We give them the lecture, then they can go to the lab and do their homework right there before they go home,” said math instructor Tooraj Gordi. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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

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Watch: Eoghan Boyce’s incredible entry for Irish dancing scholarship

first_img16 year old Eoghan Boyce from Ramelton has entered a competition to be in with the chance of winning a free scholarship to the Fusion Dance Fest in August.The video with the most views on the Fusion Fighters page wins a much coveted scholarship to the Irish dancing workshop – can you help Eoghan by sharing the video?Eoghan is currently in second place with 38,000 views, 10,000 views behind Cathal Doughan. Tuition to the Fusion Dance Fest isn’t cheap at €770, but with enough views Eoghan could win his scholarship.Watch: Eoghan Boyce’s incredible entry for Irish dancing scholarship was last modified: April 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:eoghan boycefusion dance festfusion fightersIrish Dancinglast_img read more

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Columbus Catholic girls basketball starts strong, beats Greenwood in WIAA Division 5 regional quarterfinal

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — On a night when Marshfield Columbus Catholic’s leading scorer Jess Trad was bottled up by the Greenwood defense, fellow junior Abby Baierl stepped to the forefront.Baierl made 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 21 points to lead the Dons to a comfortable 59-40 victory in a WIAA Division 5 girls basketball regional quarterfinal on Tuesday night at Columbus Catholic High School.Columbus Catholic (12-11) advances to a regional semifinal at No. 1 seed Loyal (20-3) on Friday night at 7 p.m.Baierl hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter to help Columbus take an 11-2 lead.Greenwood (5-18) missed on its final eight shots and turned the ball over six times in the quarter to fall behind quickly. The Indians played better after that point but were never able to make a game of it.Two baskets by Alexandra Hutchison, another 3-pointer from Baierl, and a three-point play by Natalie Pospyhalla allowed the Dons to push their lead to 21-6 three minutes into the second quarter. Columbus led by double figures the rest of the way.“We got off to a quick start and did a real good job with a lot of players contributing,” Columbus Catholic coach Bryan DeVries said. “Abby Baierl shot the ball quite well for us, and that makes a big difference. We were a little bit soft inside, and we need to get a little bit stronger in the post, especially against Loyal on Friday night. All in all, it was a pretty good win for us tonight.”Baierl hit her fourth 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in half and drilled another one on the Dons’ first possession of the third quarter to push their advantage to 29-12.Greenwood would only get as close as 12 points in the second half and finished with 21 turnovers. The Dons shot 44 percent (23 of 52) while holding Greenwood to 32 percent (17 of 52) from the field. With Trad making just 2 of 14 shots from the field, Columbus found other ways to score, which it will have to do again Friday against high-powered Loyal.“There are an elite bunch of teams on the top of our division, and Loyal is one of them,” DeVries said. “It’s going to be a struggle. We let them go on a big run against us the first time. If we can play good, consistent basketball, I think we can be competitive with them. If you watch them play, they are so talented, so quick and relentless.“Our girls are going to have to value every possession, they’re going to have to take care of the basketball on the offensive end and be alert for kids coming in from behind them, and we have to be physical inside.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 59, Indians 40Greenwood 2 10 16 12 – 40Columbus Catholic 11 15 19 14 – 59GREENWOOD (40): Madison Lucas 0-2 0-0 0, Kassidy Lamovec 1-4 0-0 2, Kaylee Meyer 2-4 1-2 5, Kelly Nielsen 0-0 0-0 0, Natalie Hackel 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Opelt 7-20 2-6 17, Renee Herdrich 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan Hinker 3-7 0-0 6, Kristyn Nigon 0-0 0-0 0, Lexi Hinker 0-6 1-2 1, Kaylee Learman 2-2 0-0 4, Ashley Walker 2-7 0-0 5. FG: 17-52. FT: 4-10. 3-pointers: 2-13 (Walker 1-5, Opelt 1-4, L. HInker 0-3, Lamovec 0-1). Rebounds: 34 (Opelt 8). Turnovers: 21. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 5-18.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (45): Meena Thill 3-6 1-2 8, Morgan Albrecht 0-0 0-2 0, Alexandra Hutchison 4-6 0-1 8, Baylie Neider 0-0 0-0 0, Alishia Reigel 3-3 0-0 6, Kendra Baierl 0-1 0-0 0, Jess Trad 2-14 2-3 6, Abby Baierl 7-14 1-2 21, Natalie Pospyhalla 1-2 2-3 4, Neale Tracy 0-0 0-0 0, Hannah Stratman 2-5 0-0 4, Marissa Immerfall 1-1 0-0 2. FG: 23-52. FT: 6-13. 3-pointers: 7-19 (A. Baierl 6-10, Thill 1-2, Trad 0-7). Rebuonds: 33 (Trad 5). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 12-11.last_img read more

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Police say 49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

first_img(AP) – New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says the death toll has increased to 49 in shootings at two mosques.Bush told a news conference that a man has been charged with murder and will appear in court tomorrow. He would not say whether the same shooter was responsible for both attacks.A man who earlier claimed responsibility said he was a 28-year-old Australian and described anti-immigrant motives in a manifesto.Police earlier said four people had been taken into custody, and one had been identified as Australian. However, Bush didn’t mention the other people.Bush clarified that police had found two improvised explosive devices in one car. He said they had disabled one and were in the process of disabling the second.last_img read more

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos unlikely to make Manchester United move

first_imgSpain defender Sergio Ramos is not leaving Real Madrid and is an integral part of the La Liga giants’ plans, according to new coach Rafa Benitez.Ramos has been linked to a move to Manchester United for a number of weeks, despite having two years left on his contract.According to Spanish media reports, Real have already rejected offers of over 28 million pounds ($43.77 million) from the Premier League club for the 29-year-old Ramos.Benitez, who replaced sacked Italian Carlo Ancelotti after a trophy-less 2014-15 season, was reluctant to discuss transfer speculation but was forthright about the status of his seasoned central defender.”In terms of Sergio Ramos, there’s a lot of talk about his situation,” Benitez said in Melbourne on Friday. “For me, he is an enormous professional. In person, he applies himself, he does everything that the team and I ask of him.”And for me, the matter (is that) the president has already commented that he is staying with the club.”I have spoken to him at length in the summer about his ideas, about his future. I see Sergio as an integral part of our team, he’s a winner and that’s what we need in our team.”United manager Louis van Gaal is seeking to shore up his club’s defence to help improve on last season’s fourth-place finish in the Premier League.Benitez, who has been contracted at the world’s richest club for three seasons, has also declared Real must improve their defence after a season in which they surrendered both their Champions League title and domestic King’s Cup crown.advertisementOffensively, Benitez has been grilled over how he intends to deploy Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale after reports the pair were unhappy about the positions they typically played under Ancelotti.Benitez has tried a number of different lineups during training in Melbourne ahead of Real’s International Champions Cup opener against AS Roma on Saturday, fuelling speculation the Briton might play a more central role in the Spaniard’s attacking setup.Managing the million-dollar egos in the dressing room will be one of Benitez’s most demanding tasks and the 55-year-old treaded gently when discussing his plans for the pair.”Ronaldo, Bale, all of them are so good,” he said.”All of them have an option… Ronaldo is a key player for us. Bale is a key.”last_img read more

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SC-LD ARUNACHAL 2

first_imgHowever, Jain, who was representing Rajkhowa and was askedHowever, Jain, who was representing Rajkhowa and was asked at the beginning of the hearing to bring to court within 15 minutes the Governors report, claimed that the confidentiality of the document was required to be maintained.He said there are photographs to suggest that the Governor was under threat as slaughtering of animals, burning of tyres and posters took place outside the Raj Bhawan.The fact that the notification of Presidents rule was not challenged in the fresh plea was raised in a big way by the Attorney General who said that they should be asked to file another petition.When Rohatgi said there were reports on which the President has acted, the bench drew his attention to yesterdays notification in which there was reference to only one report.”You (AG) have been saying there have been series of recommendations. Look at the Presidents proclamation. It only speaks about one report and informations,” it said.At the outset, Nariman explained the sequence of events and said that it was a fit case for an interim relief and the court has to prima facie arrive at a view that a case is made out or not.He said as the report of the Governor was not in hand, it was not known as to what were the grounds taken for recommendation of central rule.His submisison was objected to by senior advocates Ashok Desai and Vikas Singh, appearing for opposite side, saying that no interim order can be passed without hearing them.advertisement”We will not pass any order without hearing all the parties. It is a sensitive issue,” the bench said.Desai said that reasons for proclamation may be different from what has been given by the Governor.”Yes, that is why we want to see the report and that is why we want to hear the Attorney General,” the bench said.Explaining the urgency and importance of the matter, Sibal said that the issue of proclamation of Presidents rule will come before Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the coming session for affirmation and they may lose it in the Upper House as the NDA does not have majority there.Further he said even if there is no affirmation, the court has to look into the legality of the actions taken by the Centre and even if there is new Chief Minister, he will have to prove his majority before February 23. (More) PTI SJK RKS VMNlast_img read more

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Here is your horoscope for March 7

first_imgARIESRemain centered and balanced today to deal with controversial issues successfully. You may need to stand firmly in competitive business aspects or you lose professional trust. Confrontations with family need to be avoided as they can become heavy. Lucky number 5. Colour saffron.TAURUSYou let past relationships and situations to get to you, but it is best to say a goodbye to them. A breakthrough in difficult projects is heartening. Balance inside and outside is achieved at the end of the day. Have a light attitude towards heavy people. Lucky number 3. Colour blue.GEMINIYou are able to resolve difficult issues and complete deals with a clear and direct approach today. You are caring in personal relationships during a crisis. People around you tend to be sensitive and moody while you maintain balance and stability. Lucky number 14. Colour green.CANCERYou achieve success with persistent energy and calm authority today. You adapt well to new situations and developments. There is love and special feelings in a relationship. You are able to further the cause of others with energy and power of conviction. Lucky number 8. Colour red.LEODestiny changes the course of your life as new opportunities present themselves today. You get in touch with the source of pulsating energy that inspires and nourishes you, by getting silent inside. You are a whirling force of activity and accomplish a lot. Lucky number 1. Colour saffron.VIRGOYou draw The Ace of Swords that invokes force as contrasted with natural force to achieve your goals and cut away from restrictions. You command energy for good deeds, as well as, professional work today. You grow stronger through encountering issues. Lucky number 1. Colour green.advertisementLIBRAYou are gracious, sweet and loving in a relationship today. Professional projects move ahead smoothly with a momentum of their own. Youthful energy and young people surround you as you zestfully start new and creative ventures. Retain your sense of wonder! Lucky number 8. Colour pink.SCORPIOThe Princess of Wands infuses youthful energy in work situations and relationships today. Sport and creative activity can be invigorating. Beware of a domineering woman in the family. This is a good time to encounter situations and bring about compromise. Lucky number 4. Colour red.SAGITTARIUSYou make a dramatic impact in professional ventures and relationships! You carry yourself with confidence and style that attracts attention. Your charismatic appeal could also invite a romance! You are generous and loving in family situations. Lucky number 11. Colour orange.CAPRICORNThere is good luck attending material matters as plans actualize today. There is increase of wealth, which allows you to make investments. You complete an assignment and can look forward to more opportunities. The one you love reciprocates your feelings. Lucky number 9. Colour pink.AQUARIUSYou complete an important project successfully after much labour and get ready to move into the next. You get some time to rest, socialize and catch up with unfinished personal business. You arrive at the right conclusions about people and situations. Lucky number 4. Colour green.PISCESPower and influence help you turn things around in the business area today. You are generous in family situations. Relationships may be transitory at this point till commitments are made and honored. This is a good time to attempt difficult tasks. Lucky number 6. Colour rose pink.last_img read more

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