Soriano comes up big for Valdez-less Creamline, humbles Power Smashers

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSkipper Alyssa Valdez may be out but Creamline still played with cool composure and dropped the Power Smashers in straight sets, 25-22, 25-21, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cool Smashers earned their first three-set win in the conference and improved to a league-leading 5-0 card that gave them a semifinals bye while the Power Smashers are at 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT Jia Morado orchestrated Creamline’s offense as she registered 62 excellent sets, a gargantuan figure compared to the Power Smashers’ Vira Guillema who made just 25.Jovelyn Prado led the Power Smashers with 15 points while Regine Arocha added 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 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 ‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo invades Manila The Power Smashers were leading 22-20 in the third set, and was poised to hold on to their little bubble, but Pau Soriano showed the savvy and scored Creamline’s final five points.Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro admitted they had to adjust to Valdez’ absence with the 24-year-old joining the national team in Japan for training camp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“This is the first time without Alyssa so at the start you start to look for your firepower but along the way the team saw that they have to work,” said Almadro. “Everybody delivered and we really showed our depth today.”Soriano and Rosemarie Vargas led the Cool Smashers with 15 points apiece while Coleen Bravo, who came off the bench in the first set, added 13. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Hailed as fighter for social justice, democratic reforms

first_imgLate Bishop Randolph GeorgeFormer Anglican Bishop Randolph George is hailed as a true champion of democracy and a fighter for socialFormer Anglican Bishop Randolph Georgejustice as local politicians, social activists, his family and the Anglican community continue to mourn his passing.Bishop George passed away peacefully about 01:45h on Monday, at his Republic Park, East Bank Demerara home.President David Granger in a statement described Bishop George as a distinguished son of our soil, who he remembered as a towering figure in the life of the Anglican Church, having served the episcopate for 28 years.Bishop George, who was bestowed with the Cacique Crown of Honour in 1994, was described by the President as a “sagacious, soft-spoken and amicable leader of the Diocese.”“Randolph George will be recorded as a person of quiet and unassuming dignity, whose respect and stature amongst the faithful never diminished, even after his retirement. He will be remembered, also, for his steadfast commitment to social justice, his advocacy of democratic reforms and for his service to the Integrity Commission of Guyana, the President’s office said.Meanwhile, the Opposition, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a statement said Guyana has lost a true son, a spiritual leader and a patriot.“Bishop George’s contribution to Guyana goes beyond that of just a spiritual leader. As a spiritual leader, he was dedicated to his flock and sought to promote both their spiritual and physical well-being. His work among the indigenous peoples and persons living in the hinterlands of Guyana are well known. As a patriot, he was a fearless supporter of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. He assumed leadership of the church during a difficult period in Guyana’s history but his outspoken honesty and integrity assisted in ensuring that Guyana returned to the path of democracy,” the PPP said in a statement.Meanwhile, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) also extended condolences on the passing of Bishop George.The GHRA said that although he spent almost the last two decades of his long life in relative privacy, his leadership of civic resistance to oppression in Guyana from the late 1970s to the early 1990s was pivotal and historic.“As one of the first trio of Co-Presidents of the GHRA, Bishop George’s astuteness and wisdom lent dignity and a sense of purpose in challenging the widespread repression of the late ‘70s and ‘80s. His courageous and unflappable spirit was re-assuring to human rights and political activists in times of tension. Bishop George’s willingness to be the voice of the voiceless was unwavering in an era of rationed newsprint, seized publications, disabled gestofax machines, raided printing enterprises and non-existent private radio or television,” the GHRA stated.It said that three notable contributions made by Bishop George to defend human rights violations were rooted in freedom of expression, the independence of the courts and countering abuses generated by the paramountcy of the ruling party defend trade union demonstrations and denounce Police actions against them during the severe economic austerity of the late 1980s and the pursuit of a more civilised and dignified, public life was the leadership he provided in the struggle for free and fair elections.“His role in the Guyanese Action for Reform and Democracy (GUARD) consolidated his stature as a trusted national figure whose influence reached well beyond the religious and civil community, without the slightest inclination on his part to seek leadership or the limelight. His influence as a unifying figure across the ethnic divide derived from inclination and instinct for what was right and decent and a genuine interest in everyone he came into contact with. Moreover, as a result of constant trekking across the interior visiting Anglican communities over the years, the number of Amerindians he knew by name was extra-ordinary,” the GHRA statedIt continued that it was predictable after the restoration of democratic space in 1992, for a man for whom social justice was a dimension of his larger religious calling, rather than a political inclination, that Bishop George would have no difficulty slipping away from a prominent role in public life.Bishop George also served as the first Chair of the Integrity Commission.last_img read more

Disabled Females Educate Members on Ebola’s Danger

first_imgThe leadership of the Association of Disabled Females International (ADFI) with offices in Slipway, Monrovia, has embarked on awareness and or education for her members on the effect of Ebola virus disease (EVD) across the country.ADFI is not doing the education alone, but in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Gender and Development, Women none-governmental organization Secretariat by creating awareness on Ebola with focus on persons with various forms of disabilities, especially the women.The Association teaching program is spear-headed by its education focal person, Ms. Nancy Tewah Saa. During the exercise, she is to among other things, teach disabled females with simple versions of messages such like, “The Ebola virus knows no one, prevent yourself and your family. Remember the most vulnerable people in our drive to stop Ebola and kick it out.”Other messages include, “Prevent yourself and family members; help to prevent Ebola from persons living with disabilities, because the disabled community is the most vulnerable group in the dreadful epidemic.”Nancy will then break down those messages, signs and or symptoms of Ebola to say, for example, “Des Ebola na wan tu know, so be careful before a do you wok, etc.”“She will also teach the disable women how to measure the chlorine or Clorox (drop) into a particular bucket of water before it becomes usable for the household. This prevention is necessary to avoid overdose of any quantity of anti Ebola materials specifically the liquid type,” ADFI National Executive Director, Meima Hoff, has said.Ms. Hoff is herself visually impaired. She says in their organization drive to work with the females disabled colleagues in the field, they will give out anti-Ebola detergents, antiseptic Clorox, powder soaps as well as variety of food items valued at US$2, 500.The entire education or awareness campaign, according to her, is being sponsored by Funds Global Human Rights (FGHR) for which the ADFI remained grateful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Putu Remains Committed to MDA’

first_imgThe management of the Putu Iron Ore Mining Company (PIOM) has reassured the government and people of Liberia that it remains committed to the implementation of the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) it signed with government.The PIOM management stated that although in the last few months its activities were reduced it did not close down its operations, as had been rumored, according to a press release issued yesterday.The scale down in operations, according to the company’s CEO Christian Masurenko, was attributed to the Ebola outbreak. He pledged that PIOM will continue to meet its obligations to government and the communities within its concession area.Mr. Masurenko said he was giving the assurance because the scale-down in the company’s operations in the last few months has been “misinterpreted as closure.”The PIOM CEO stressed that unforeseen circumstances have negatively impacted the company’s operations resulting in delays in the implementation of its ventures.The press release made specific reference to the Ebola outbreak which it said continues to hamper normal working activities in the country, and also the steep decline in the world market price for iron ore which is impacting iron ore investments not only in Liberia but worldwide.With the level of progress attained in combating the EVD, coupled with the Liberian government’s efforts to stimulate the economy in particular, the mining sector, PIOM anticipates resuming operations in the shortest possible time, said the press statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Aston Villa lose Spanish defender to Eibar

first_img1 Aston Villa outcast Antonio Luna has returned to Spain after agreeing a two-year deal with Eibar.The 24-year-old full-back arrived at Villa Park in a £2m switch from Sevilla in 2013 and got off to a great start, scoring on his debut in a 3-1 win at Arsenal.But his time in the Midlands quickly turned sour and he made just 16 more appearances for the club, with his last outing coming in January 2014.He has spent time on loan at Hellas Verone and Spezia since then but he has now left Villa on a permanent basis.Spaniard Luna has signed a two-year deal with Eibar who will kick off next season in the Spanish second tier after relegation from La Liga last term.Confirming the switch, Aston Villa tweeted: “Good luck to @AntoniiioLuna who leaves us to join @SDEibar. Best of the luck for the future Antonio! #AVFC”last_img read more

The Tottenham starting XI to close gap on Leicester at top of Premier League?

first_img 11 11 11 11 15. Eric Dier (central midfield) 19. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) Tottenham have been given a glimmer of hope in the Premier League title race.Leicester dropped points against West Ham on Sunday and now Spurs can close the gap between first and second to five points if they can beat Stoke on Monday night.TOTTENHAM FANS WERE WEST HAM FANS FOR 90 MINUTES – REACTION TO 2-2 DRAWManager Mauricio Pochettino has an almost full strength team to pick from, so is this who will start at the Britannia Stadium?For more Tottenham news, click here to visit the club page on 23. Christian Eriksen (attacking midfield) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 11 5. Jan Vertonghen (central defence) 11 11 11 3. Danny Rose (left back) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Tottenham line up v Stoke in squad number order 4. Toby Alderweireld (central defence) 11 11 11 20. Dele Alli (attacking midfield) 11. Erik Lamela (attacking midfield) 2. Kyle Walker (right back) last_img read more


first_imgThe Daniel O’Donnell marketing machine is in full flow!Daniel will take to the floor of Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday night as Danny Zuko for the Cha Cha with partner Kristina Rihanoff.In honour of the occasion, Daniel has asked fans to change their Facebook profiles to include a picture thy may have taken with him. And hundreds of them have.Daniel said he is working hard on his new dance and said he hopes to do his best and stay in the show once again.DANIEL UPS HIS ‘PROFILE’ THANKS TO FANS AHEAD OF HIS CHA CHA! was last modified: October 8th, 2015 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:Cha Chadaniel o’donnelllast_img read more

Brave couple begin ‘walk of death’ to finish Wild Atlantic Relay in Donegal

first_imgAn inspirational couple are at the final stages of a 1,000km Wild Atlantic Relay from Mizen to Malin Head.Paul and Karen McGovern are leading the walk to raise funds and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland. Paul, aged 37, has secondary progressive MS, which makes this all the more challenging.Paul and his wife Karen today began their so-called “walk of death” in Donegal as they take on 28 mile stretches before they reach their end goal at Malin Head next week. Paul and Karen’s first route planPaul is from Dunleer County Louth and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of MS eight years ago. He and Karen walked from Ireland west to east coast in 10 days two years ago, but as Paul’s condition progresses they say that this will be their last big adventure. They set off from Mizen Head on June 4th with a huge goal of covering an average of 20 miles a day to make up 990km (615 miles).Paul and Karen’s walk is being supported by Centra and they have been making pit stops at Centra stores all along the Wild Atlantic Way. They have been warmly welcomed by communities across the west coast who have been hosting fundraising days for MS Ireland.Centra BallyshannonPaul and Karen crossed into Donegal on July 10th to arrive in Ballyshannon. On Tuesday 11th July they walked from Ballyshannon to Donegal Town for a rest day and a coffee day at Centra. On Thursday Paul and Karen trekked from Donegal to Killybegs, where they were greeted by the triumphant Killybegs Marching Band at Hegartys Centra. This morning they embarked on their first gruelling 28 mile walk, which is expected to take them 12 hours to get to Dungloe.Hegarty’s Centra KillybegsCentra KillybegsThis is the start of 4 days for the couple in which they have to 120 miles to cover to get to Ireland’s most northerly point.“If you see Paul hitching on the road today, please just pass by, don’t pick him up,” Karen warned supporters in a video update this morning.“No, give me a lift!,” said Paul.“It’s going to be brutally tough, but that’s the plan that was put together and that’s the plan we have to do,” Paul said.The couple are welcoming everyone to join them for a mile or two and show their support by donating to them along the route. On Sunday they will walk to Letterkenny, then on to Buncrana and finally Malin Head, with rest days in between.Donations can be left into local participating Centra shops and donations can also be made on-line here: couple begin ‘walk of death’ to finish Wild Atlantic Relay in Donegal was last modified: July 15th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgA HEARTBROKEN Donegal woman has told how she warned her elderly father to be careful just minutes before a 50ft fir tree came crashing down on him.Paddy Havlin, 74, was watching his son-in-law and grandson cut tree at Mr Havlin’s s home in Redcastle on the evening of September 3rd last. Son-in-law Eamon McLaughlin was being helped by his own son Ethan to cuts a number of trees at the house in Clar, Redcastle.Mrs Patricia McLaughlin, the daughter of the victim, told how she had warned her father to be careful as he tried to help.“He had been coming in and out of the house getting gloves for Ethan and things. I told him to make sure he stood back and to be careful,” she said.Eamon McLaughlin, from Listillion in Letterkenny, said he had cut a number of trees down in about 40 minutes and had then sent for a wedge so a large tree would fall in the right direction.When he did cut it down, he heard shouts from his wife coming from the home of Mr Havlin.He said he didn’t know what had happened and only realised seconds later that the tree had fallen on gates, hitting the victim as it fell.Mr.Havlin, who had lived alone since his wife died 11 years ago, was lying on a concrete street and was unconscious.The victim’s family rushed to his aid and discovered blood coming out of his ear and head.Mr McLaughlin said the victim’s breathing was strong but when he asked the pensioner to squeeze his hand, he got no response.An ambulance was called to the scene and paramedics worked to save Mr Havlin’s life for more than 40 minutes but could do nothing for him.A pathology report found that Mr Havlin had numerous rib fractures and also had a severe head injury. Coroner Dr.John Madden said he was very sorry that such an accident had claimed Mr Havlin’s life.“It is very sad when people are going about their everyday lives and something like this happens and changes that forever. I am very sorry for all concerned here,” he said.He found that Mr Havlin died from a head injury as a result of being struck by a falling tree.DONEGAL GRANDAD WAS KILLED BY FALLING TREE CHOPPED BY SON-IN-LAW was last modified: December 11th, 2010 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)last_img read more

Juventus and Napoli ahead of Liverpool in race for Italian defender’s signature

first_img Mattia De Sciglio: The Italian defender looks set to leave AC Milan in the summer 1 Juventus and Napoli are best placed to land Liverpool target Mattia De Sciglio in the summer.The 24-year-old has just over a year left on his AC Milan contract and looks set to leave the San Siro after failing to agree an extension.Milan will not want to lose the defender for nothing in 12 months’ time so are expected to cash in on him when the transfer window opens.Jurgen Klopp’s side are long-term admirers of De Sciglio and have been strongly linked with a formal approach for the defender.But now, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, it looks more likely that he will stay in Serie A with both Juve and Napoli keen on landing him.The Milan-born defender has spent his whole career with AC, making over 120 appearances, so it has been suggested that he may decide to stay in his home country rather than upping sticks and moving to Merseyside.last_img read more