Lady Altas escape Lady Stags in NCAA volleyball

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cindy Imbo added 14 markers, Bianca Tripoli chipped in 12, while Necelle Mae Gual delivered 40 excellent sets for Perpetual.After racing to a 2-0 set lead, the Lady Altas collapsed in the next two sets that paved way for the deciding fifth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkClemente, Imbo, and Tripoli, however, rescued Perpetual Help from its meltdown.It was a valiant effort from the undermanned San Sebastian crew, led by Daurene Santos’ 22 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Edmund upsets US Open finalist Anderson in five-setter Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Perpetual Help Lady Altas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUniversity of Perpetual Help blew a two-set lead before recovering just in time to San Sebastian, 25-22, 25-23, 7-25, 18-25, 15-11, Monday in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ma. Lourdes Clemente unleashed 15 points, 11 of which came off spikes while also delivering four blocks to lead the Lady Altas in their second win in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Earlier, Lyceum stopped its two-match slide after a 26-24, 24-26, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Mapua.Bien Elaine Juanillo and Monica Jane Sevilla did the heavy lifting for the Lady Pirates as both collected 18 points in the win. Christine Miralles had 15.The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, remained winless after three outings despite the efforts of Dianne Latayan and Patria Jela Peña, who combined for 36 points in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Confab Held for Int’l Women’s Day Ends

first_imgA three-day regional workshop held on Gender, Climate Change, Land and Forest Tenures in Africa that brought together an assembly of women’s organizations from across Africa and other parts of the world ended on Friday in Monrovia.The workshop was part of activities commemorating this year’s International Women Day in Liberia. They made the disclosure at a press conference on Thursday, attended by a cross-section of participants.The workshop began on Tuesday March 4 and ended on Friday March 7. The participants sounded a call for women to play a leading role in decision making processes. The women who attended the workshop expressed the belief that women’s absence in times of policy negotiation has affected their wellbeing in issues concerning climate change and poor management of natural resources.The workshop was hosted on the theme: “Securing Women’s Land and Forest Property Rights.”It was the third and final in a series of regional workshops hosted by the group under the auspices of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forest (REFACOF). Participants were drawn from a cross-section of the various organizations including the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI), Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL), and Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN&NRM), among others. REFACOF was represented by its president, Mrs. Cècile Ndjebet, while RRI was represented by its director, Dr. Solange Bandiaky Badji, and FCI by its vice president, Julie Weah.Explaining the objective of the three-day gathering, REFACOF president, Mrs. Ndjebet said it intended to support the promotion of women’s rights via capacity-building on issues of gender, land and forest rights in African in the context of climate change— notably REDD+— and land and forest reforms in Africa. It mainly focused on: 1) the advocacy for greater consideration of the gender dimension in on-going reforms and their implementation; 2) support to rural and indigenous women to have access to judicial services; 3) raising awareness of men and women for a change of mentality on the eradication of inequalities in society; 4) diversifying the economic activities of women so they generate income for the acquisition of goods and services enabling them to improve their livelihoods. During the three-day deliberations, participants prepared terms of references for training modules and made identification badges for trainers among other activities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

China looks to Manchester to ramp up football fortunes

first_imgDuring that time they will drop in on the training grounds of United and City to see coaches Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola in action, state Xinhua news agency said.They will also visit St George’s Park, the training base of English football, as part of the new initiative run by The University of Manchester and Manchester Football Association.The course is one of three in Britain this year for Chinese coaches drawn from schools and universities across China, its consulate in Manchester said.Group co-ordinator Deng Shijun told Xinhua that “we have had excellent lecturers for each class and have benefited greatly from the general training”.Xi visited Manchester in 2015 and posed for a selfie with City striker Sergio Aguero.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chinese coaches will drop in on the Manchester training grounds of United and City to see coaches Jose Mourinho (pictured) and Pep Guardiola in action, as they attempt to dramatically improve football in the world’s most populous country © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFSHANGHAI, China, Jul 13 – Chinese coaches hope the magic of Mourinho and the guile of Guardiola will rub off on them as they attempt to dramatically improve football in the world’s most populous country.A group of 57 Chinese coaches is in Manchester on an intensive 12-week training and management course, part of a drive by the Beijing government and football-supporting President Xi Jinping.last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund CEO threatens squad clean out

first_img0Shares0000Dortmund´s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said the current squad are not playing to their talent and threatened to have a clear out © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Feb 6 – Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has threatened to clean out the current squad at the end of the season — unless results improve.“We need a squad adjustment in the summer, things will be clearer after the second half of the season,” Watzke told Frankfurt-based newspaper FAZ. “Michael Zorc (Dortmund’s director of sport) has the lead on this, he knows my opinion and expectation.”Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, on loan from Chelsea, scored twice on his debut last Friday when Dortmund won 3-2 at Bundesliga bottom side Cologne to finish the weekend fourth in Germany’s top flight.However, Andre Schuerrle’s late winner for Dortmund did not disguise another poor team performance after drawing their three previous games.Dortmund are 19 points behind run-away German league leaders Bayern Munich.Borussia remain unbeaten in the league under head coach Peter Stoeger, who took over in December when his predecessor Peter Bosz was sacked after eight league games without a win.The German club dropped down to the Europa League knock-out stages after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.Several of Dortmund’s stars, such as Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin, chief defender Sokratis and goalkeeper Roman Burki, are struggling to produce consistent performances.English teenager Jadon Sancho, 17, currently out with an ankle injury, Swedish striker Alexander Isak, 18 and Germany winger Maximilian Philipp, 23, have all impressed and give hope for Dortmund’s future.However, below-par team performances have irked Watzke.“The team that won the 2011 and 2012 (Bundesliga) titles, weren’t as good as today’s team, but had the best mentality imaginable,” said Watzke.Having signed Batshuayi only until the end of the season, Dortmund have no option to buy the 24-year-old and they need a proven goal-scorer after selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal.Dortmund fans are hoping Germany winger Marco Reus, who is recovering from a knee injury, will extend his contract, which expires in June 2019, to avoid later losing him on a free transfer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA: ALL THE U-16 RESULTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY

first_imgGAA: ALL THE U-16 RESULTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY:DOWNINGS BAY HOTEL U-16 DIVISION 1CARNDONAGH 1-08, ST EUNAN’S A 3-09 MILFORD 0-00, GAOTH DOBHAIR 1-05DOWNINGS BAY HOTEL U-16 DIVISION 2, SECTION 1MOVILLE 5-08, ROBERT EMMETS 2-07MALIN 5-10, NAOMH PADRAIG LIFFORD 1-03 RED HUGHS 1-08, BUNCRANA 0-06CONVOY 0-08, GLENFIN 3-20DOWNINGS BAY HOTEL U-16 DIVISION 2, SECTION 2ST EUNAN’S B 1-06, CLOUGHANEELY 2-07FANAD GAELS 5-10, DOWNINGS 5-08 LETTERKENNY GAELS 2-09, ST MICHAEL’S 2-09UNDER-16 DIVISION 1 SOUTHNAOMH CONAILL 5-10, FOUR MASTERS 1-08DUNGLOE 0-06, AODH RUADH 3-09 ARDARA 4-13, NAOMH MHUIRE 0-06GAA: ALL THE U-16 RESULTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY was last modified: March 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL UNDER 16 GAAGAA: ALL THE U-16 RESULTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTYlast_img read more

GOLDEN BOY JASON QUIGLEY IS ON A DIFFERENT GALAXY

first_imgJason Quigley took some timeout from preparing for his second professional bout next week, by being a guest of honour at a recent LA Galaxy match.Quigley fights next Saturday night at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, although his opponent has not yet been announced.Quigley said it was an absolute pleasure to be a special guest at the match, and said it was great to meet the fans and the young kids who were there prior to the fixture against San Jose Earthquakes. Irish soccer fans will be familiar with LA Galaxy as Irish soccer legend Robbie Keane currently leads the attack for the MLS side.While David Beckham also spent five seasons there after leaving Real Madrid in 2007.Quigley posted on his Facebook timeline, “Great night at the LA Galaxy Game at the stub hub center here in LA.“Really enjoyed meeting the fans and young kids, was a pleasure to be a special guest, this day week I’ll be ready do my business in this amazing venue in my 2nd Pro Fight , ‪#‎Ready‬ ‪#‎Aug16‬ ‪#‎TeamQuigley‬ ‪#‎GoldenBoy‬ ‪#‎SheerSportsMGMT‬ #% GOLDEN BOY JASON QUIGLEY IS ON A DIFFERENT GALAXY was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:Jason QuigleyLA GalaxynewspictureSpecial GuestSportlast_img read more

NEW DUNGLOE CHILDCARE FACILITY OPENS AFTER HEROIC NINE YEAR CAMPAIGN

first_imgThe people of West Donegal are celebrating after the opening of a state-of-the-art preschool and aftercare facility following a capaign which has lasted nine long years.Spraoi le Cheile an exciting purpose built preschool and afterschool facility that has opened its doors to some very excited children in the Dungloe area this week.This new facility follows the work and dedication by a hard working, local, voluntary committee to enhance facilities for the children and parents in Dungloe and the surrounding area. The project which cost €1.1 million and was built by local building contractor Mr. Charlie Doherty of Beleem Construction has received funding and help from Pobail under the National Development Plan, Comhar Naionrai na Gaeltachta Teoranta, Udaras Na Gaeltachta etc.Spraoi Le Cheile offers a baby care facility, a Nionra service where preschool children are taught through the medium of Irish by local native Irish speakers.There is a sensory room for children with learning difficulties and special needs. This room can also be used for those children needing a little time out/chill time if they are feeling a little tired.The afterschool provides a bright and comfortable area for primary students who can come for a period after their school day and complete homework tasks and offers a custom designed computer suite for children to learn their basic computer skills. Spraoi Le Cheile are currently employing 8 people both full and part time. All staff have excellent qualifications, which blend seamlessly together with the latest and most up to date equipment.The opening hours are currently Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm (but these can be extended to accommodate parents needs).There are full time and sessional places still available. Sproai Le Cheile are a community based group working for the community and are striving to accommodate all children no matter what their needs or specific requirements are.Subvention is also available to parents on low income or income support and this gives parents the opportunity to get back to work or undertake training to enable them to get back into the work force.Spraoi le Cheile is conveniently located off the Carnmore Road in Dungloe (Glenties Road) beside the parochial hall and within walking distance (500 meters) of Dungloe’s Main Street & Supervalu / Aldi/ Lidl Shopping Centres. Contact Details: For more information or to view the facility you can contact Nora/Roseanne on 07495 61686 or Christine on 087 2206225EndsNEW DUNGLOE CHILDCARE FACILITY OPENS AFTER HEROIC NINE YEAR CAMPAIGN was last modified: September 6th, 2011 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:childcaredungloeSpraoi le Cheilelast_img read more

MORE THAN 100 COMPETE IN RUNEGAL IN DONEGAL (HORNHEAD CHALLENGE)

first_imgAnd they’re off! Runners in the Hornhead Challenge.More than 100 people took part in the annual Runegal In Donegal ( The Hornhead Challenge) today in Dunfanaghy organised by St. Michael’s GAA Club.The winners of the men’s race. Pic by Moses Alcorn.The club would like to thank Boyce’s Centra and Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy for their support and all who turned out on the day.The results were Men 1st Seam Murphy 36.42, 2nd David Rainey 37.41, 3rd Shaun Stewart 38.28. All smiles at the Hornhead Challenge. Pic by Moses Alcorn.Women 1st Diane Watson City of Lisburn 44.44, 2nd Anegla O’Neill Feen Harriers 47.57, 3rd Helen Carr Raheney Shamrock 49.37.Junior 1st Max Roarty 52.59, 2nd Fran 57.23, 3rd Euan Wilson 102.14.1st Local Shaun Stewart 38.28.Grinding it out in the Hornhead Challenge. Pic by Moses Alcorn  MORE THAN 100 COMPETE IN RUNEGAL IN DONEGAL (HORNHEAD CHALLENGE) was last modified: July 12th, 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:donegalDunfanaghyHornhead Challengelast_img read more

Softball Splits Pair Of Games On Second Day Of UNLV Classic

first_imgNext Game: vs. Florida Atlantic 3/6/2016 – 11:00 AM Preview Live Statscenter_img LAS VEGAS – The Drake University softball team split its pair of games on Saturday at the UNLV Classic in Las Vegas. Drake won a back-and-forth game against Saint Mary’s by a score of 11-10 before dropping a close 5-3 contest to UNLV. Junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) lifted a double to left field in the seventh inning that drove in sophomore Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) for the game-winning run against the Gaels as the Bulldogs came back to win a wild one as the teams each slugged 13 hits in a game that each team led by several runs at certain points. Saint Mary’s, the visitors, jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second inning as the Gaels put up four runs in the opening frame to chase Drake starting pitcher Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) from the game without recording an out. Saint Mary’s scored two runs in the second inning off relief pitcher Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa). Sophomore Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) cut the 6-0 deficit in half with a three-run home run in the bottom of the second. Smith, who had stayed in the game as the DP after being pulled from the circle, pulled Drake to within one run with her first career home run, a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Smith tied the contest at 6-6 the next inning with an RBI double and one batter later the Bulldogs claimed their first lead as freshman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) raced home to score on a wild pitch. Alexander then came up with another big hit as the sophomore outfielder ripped a run-scoring double to put Drake up 8-6 after five innings. Drake added a pair of runs in the sixth to go up 10-6. One of the runs came courtesy of freshman Kennedy Frank’s (Chesterfield, Mo.) team-leading fourth home run, a solo blast. Saint Mary’s tied the game with three runs in the top of the seventh inning before Sowa’s walk-off. Drake sophomore pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) earned her sixth win of the season. Newman pitched five innings and allowed four runs (all unearned) on six hits with five strikeouts. Pena and Smith each had three hits while Alexander and Sowa each had two. UNLV scored two runs off Newman in the first inning as the Rebels had a solo home run and a RBI double. In the fourth inning, Alexander ripped a RBI double to pull Drake within one run at 2-1 and two batters later, Wright, drove in two runs with a RBI single to take a 3-2 lead. The Rebels rallied for the win with three runs in the sixth inning as they capitalized on a defensive miscue by Alexander for the two deciding runs. Newman earned her second loss of the season as she allowed five runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts. Smith led the offense with two hits. Drake closes the UNLV Classic with a single game on Sunday morning. The Bulldogs will play Florida Atlantic at 11 a.m. CST. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

‘IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE TO MEET MUHAMMAD ALI’ – SAYS DONEGAL MAN

first_imgTony Kelly from Greencastle with Muhammad Ali donegaldaily.comA CO Donegal man has described his meeting with Muhammad Ali as “a dream come true.”Tony Kelly, from Greencastle, now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where his wife is Megan is from. The couple met when Megan was working at an organic farm in Inishowen during a trip to Ireland.Twenty-four-year-old Tony knew Muhammad Ali lived in the city; but never dreamed he would meet him. Until last Friday that was, when Tony knocked on his hero’s door – and got to meet sporting and boxing legend.“I have always been a massive Muhammad Ali and never thought that I would ever get the chance to meet the legend,” plumber Tony told Donegal Daily.“But if the opportunity ever arose that I would take it. It was just my lucky day on Friday that I was across the road from his house.“When my work mates told me it was Ali’s house I was a bit suspicious but then I started to believe them. I said ‘feck it’ it, i’m gonna call down. “So at lunch time I walked to his door and knocked,Yolanda, his wife, answered the door and I explained to her that I was a huge fan of Ali’s and it would be a great honuor to be able to meet him.“She told me that Muhammad was unavailable at the moment and to call back in an hour’s time, and that he would be delighted to meet one of his Irish fans as he is proud of his Irish heritage.“An hour later I called back and was welcomed in to their home and Muhammad was sitting on his chair I introduced myself and said hello, he said hello back, and we posed for a few pictures.“They all said how lucky I was as they spend very little time in that house and it was just a case of right place right time.“Muhammad Ali has fans all over the world and he is such a people person that they didn’t mind me calling by, but it was just a ballsy move that paid off for me and I got to meet a true living legend.” Legend!‘IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE TO MEET MUHAMMAD ALI’ – SAYS DONEGAL MAN was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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:GreencastleMuhammad AliTONY KELLYlast_img read more