Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 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 MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas The Kazakhs dropped the first set but eventually overcame the Vietnamese, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, to likewise tote a 2-0 slate.Vietnam is at 0-2.The classification stage will be used to determine the eight teams’ seeding come the quarterfinals.Japan actually owns a 3-0 record but with Australia getting eliminated from the tournament, its win over the Aussies won’t be counted in the classification rounds. —WITH REPORTS FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKorea handed the Philippines another loss, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12, in the Asian Volleyball Championship (AVC) Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship classification stage on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The Koreans, ranked 10th in the world along with the Argentines, are undefeated in two matches in the classification stage.They have a shot at a top-four seeding in the quarterfinal round.The Philippines, meanwhile, absorbed its second straight loss. On Saturday, it bowed to Kazakhstan, 23-25, 20-25, 19-25.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines whipped Hong Kong, 25-16, 25-21,25-17, to jump-start its group stage campaign on Wednesday.In other matches, Japan and Kazakhstan also prevailed.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’Japan, No. 6 in the world, swept Taiwan, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, to also improve to 2-0.The Taiwanese slipped to 1-1. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Netball aims to do better in KL meet
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Superstar LeBron James ‘just another member of group chat’ for Romeo Travis Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil University of Santo Tomas had a cruise of a victory over De La Salle, 79-67, to advance to the Final Four of the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Growling Tigresses chalked up their second win over the Lady Archers in a span of five days, the first on a 68-65 squeaker on Friday that forced the playoff game for the no.4 spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Grace Irebu asserted her dominance for the Growling Tigers with 29 points while Sai Larosa and Tin Capalit added 18 and 16 points, respectively.UST will then face another do-or-die game this time against Adamson in the first step-ladder game on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDefending champion National University already earned a championship round bye after sweeping the eliminations.In the other game, Far Eastern University edged past Adamson University, 67-63, to earn the twice-to-beat bonus in the step-ladder eliminations and will wait for the winner between UST and Adamson. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Clare Castro had a 25-point, 16-rebound double-double to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Valerie Mamaril added 14 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
The battle to kick the deadly Ebola Virus Disease from Liberia will demand the urgent attention by Liberian athletes to avoid contact sports, says Mr. V. Murvee Gray, assistant minister for sports.His appeal comes in the wake of reports that Liberian athletes are playing kickball and soccer in the various communities in Monrovia and its environs.Which, Minister Gray said in an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday in Monrovia, “It is not in support of the Liberian government’s effort to fight the deadly virus.”Minister Gray said athletes who are involved in contact sports must realize that they are putting their lives at risk, by refusing to adhere to preventive measures announced by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare.“The athlete must know that he has a responsibility to ensure that the effort to kick Ebola out of Liberia rest on him,” he said.He emphasized on contact sports, including soccer, kickback, handball and basketball but said athletes can engage in individual training, to keep them in shape.“You can warm-up alone,” he said, “which does not mean you need to engage anyone or get involved in any other athlete.”Though he admitted it is difficult to prevent athletes from playing contact sports, but said it is important for athletes to know that these are normal times, and they must decide to avoid contact sports.“Athletes must understand the danger that we are facing today in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease,” he said.Minister Gray, a former athlete and administrator, asked community leaders to support the national effort against the deadly virus.“We are asking them to supervise their children who are engaged in contact sports,” he said.Minister Gray revealed that the annual County Meet cannot take place until Liberia succeeds in its fight against Ebola.“We’ve completed the rules, groupings and the fixture for the next County Meet,” he said, “but we cannot host the meet until there is no Ebola in Liberia.”He said as a result reports by some players that they are training for the County Meet is unrealistic.He urged parents and community leaders in the various counties, districts, and clans to continue to educate their families with information provided by the Ministry of Health to fight the virus to ensure total eradication of the virus from the country.“Then,” he said, “we’ll play all kinds of sports.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the education system recently concluded in Region One (Barima-Waini).The public consultations were held in Moruca, Port Kaituma and Mabaruma where a number of issues were highlighted and recommendations made.A section of the gathering in Port Kaituma, Region One during the consultationTeachers, parents and regional education officials were among those who turned out to make their contributions. The CoI Chairman, Ed Caesar, said he was very pleased with the attendance in the Region One leg of the consultations. “Persons were even standing outside the venue with umbrellas… So I was pleased, very pleased with the attendance,” Caesar is quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as saying.One of the issues raised by teachers in the Region was that they have to conduct classes in an unclean and unfavourable learning environment. “Teachers and parents have been tasked, according to the report of the consultations, with having the place cleaned and our teachers are not very happy with that,” the Chairman explained.A request was made by both teachers and parents for the CoI to make the necessary representations for the appointment of cleaners to the schools.Teachers and parents also spoke of indiscipline exhibited by students and called for the placement of welfare officers in schools. The problem of indiscipline, the Chairman said, is not a one-sided matter, as “the welfare officers must not deal only with students, but also teachers”.Additionally, upon conclusion of the consultation, the Chairman noted that it was realised that teachers were very much interested in their students’ development. However, Caesar pointed out that teachers were not given the opportunity for higher education; hence, the development of the students is stagnated.“There should be facilities to allow teachers either online, if the system is put in place Internet wise, or to be permitted to go to (University of Guyana) UG to get further training, so they can impact on the development of the young people,” the chairman stated.Another concern coming out of the consultations was feedback from teachers and parents, stating that they were concerned that nothing would be done to address their problems.“I am going to ensure that the necessary recommendations are made and the Minister has indeed promised he will do whatever he has to do to cause some better things to happen based on the recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry,” Caesar stated.The Education CoI will be taken to Bartica, Linden and Lethem next. The CoI is expected to conclude in December 2016.
Ron Hornaday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team brought a new truck for Friday night’s race at California Speedway. Rick Ren, Hornaday’s crew chief on the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc., said there are two things working to their team’s advantage. Kevin Harvick Inc. brought two trucks to California Speedway. Harvick, who owns the team, was in the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado for the team. “With KHI racing two trucks, we will get twice the information and feedback,” Ren said. “We also feel like the pre-season testing at Homestead has given us some direction for this event.” The new truck was fast. Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ from Palmdale, qualified it sixth for the race. Harvick started the race 21st. “We had more than that in our AES HR Chevrolet Silverado, but we had to play it safe,” Hornaday said. “We still have to do some more homework to beat some of those other manufacturers but we definitely are going the right direction and we are looking forward to it.” Hornaday was one of seven former Truck Series champions in the race Friday night. Mike Skinner, Jack Sprague, Mike Bliss, Travis Kvapil, Ted Musgrave and Todd Bodine were the others. Sprague won the Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway last week. That gave him 28 career Truck Series wins, one behind Hornaday who has the record for most wins in series history. There isn’t much technological or mechanical information teams can transfer from Daytona to California Speedway, but Sprague said his team has a great deal of confidence after winning the first race of the year. “Things are going really good all the way around,” said Sprague, driver of the No. 60 Toyota for Wyler Racing, “so I certainly think we got a chance to fight for a win here.” Indy Racing League: Dan Wheldon was the fastest driver in two days of testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday. Wheldon, the 2005 Indy Racing League champion, wrecked his car for Chip Ganassi Racing on the first day of testing. His fastest lap on the second day of testing on the 1.5-mile oval was 24.905 seconds at 214.350 mph. “It was a very good test in terms of outright speed, but I did destroy a car the first day,” Wheldon said. “That was my first crash since 2003. I’m performing well, but there are still some improvements that we can make.” Sam Hornish Jr., a driver for Team Penske, was among the fastest drivers on Thursday. His best lap of the day came in 24.960 seconds and 214.178 mph. Hornish went from testing at Homestead to California Speedway to race in today’s NASCAR Busch Series race. Tony Kanaan, driver for Andretti Green Racing, was third fastest at 214.119 mph. His teammate Marco Andretti was fourth at 213.944 mph and Helio Castroneves, Hornish’s teammate at Team Penske, was fifth at 213.869 mph. “I know Kanaan is quicker than he’s letting on, and Sam is always quick,” Wheldon said. “Scott (Dixon) had a little bit of trouble with his car, but it will be fixed and he’ll be up with us for the race.” The Indy Racing League season opens March 24 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. All the cars in the Indy Racing League use Honda engines, which are produced at Honda Performance Development, which is based in Santa Clarita. “It was a productive two days other than the fact that I did $300,000 worth of damage,” Wheldon said. “Chip was nice about it. I have a good relationship with Chip. I made a mistake (Wednesday). I was working in traffic, and I just lost too much of the car too soon. You’re going to make mistakes. I never said that I was perfect. But when you race on ovals and you make a mistake, it can be expensive.” American Le Mans Series: Valencia’s Bryan Herta will race with Tony Kanaan and Dario Franchitti in the American Le Mans Series season opener, the 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida on March 17. They will be driving the No. 26 Acura-powered LMP2 entry for Andretti Green Racing. The Acura engines are developed and maintained at Honda Performance Development. “We’re excited about the lineup we’ve assembled for our American Le Mans Series debut,” said Andretti Green Racing Chief Executive Officer Kim Green. “Dario, Tony and Bryan have a long history together and have a great chemistry between them, which should be very beneficial to us as we prepare for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Our program is coming along nicely and we’re working extremely hard to put together what we hope can be a winning effort for XM, Acura and all of our partners.” Acura is making its debut in the American Le Mans Series. It has three teams in the LMP2 division. Herta has been with Andretti Green Racing since 2003. He will be racing the entire American Le Mans Series for Andretti Green. Kanaan and Franchitti have also been Andretti Green Racing since 2003. They also drive in the Indy Racing League for Andretti Green. Acura has also signed on as the primary sponsor of the American Le Mans Series race at St. Petersburg, Fla. The Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg will be the feature event on March 31 at the 2007 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “We realized when Acura indicated it was entering the American Le Mans Series, that it would be a very supportive and committed partner,” said Scott Atherton, president and CEO of the Series. “Being involved with series events such as the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg, as well as providing three top world-class race teams, further demonstrates that commitment. We hope to be involved in the St. Petersburg event for years to come as I think our style of racing is something fans will truly love and enjoy.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3715160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Villaraigosa spokeswoman Janelle Erickson said the mayor will work with Smith and the City Council to find money to continue the program. “It was not the mayor’s intent to stop the CERT program,” Erickson said. “What he wanted to do was find efficiencies and not reduce response times. We will work with the councilman to find ways to restore this program.” Smith said he will determine whether there are federal grants available to offset a portion of the cost. “And, even if that can’t be done, I think this is an important program that the city must continue to finance,” Smith said. “As you know, CERT can save lives and vastly bolsters our response capabilities by training residents to safely and quickly help themselves, their families and their neighbors.” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed Monday to try to restore funding to a popular emergency-response training program after City Councilman Greig Smith launched a letter-writing campaign to protest its elimination. In his $6.8 billion budget for the next fiscal year, Villaraigosa failed to include $654,000 for the six firefighters assigned to the Community Emergency Response Team. The CERT program taught more than 50,000 civilians last year how to respond to emergencies, including fires, earthquakes and terrorist attacks. “I know we have a tight budget, but this is a program that makes no sense to cut,” said Smith, who asked the city’s neighborhood councils to send letters protesting the move. “This is one of those programs that people feel invested in and want to keep.” The city Fire Department developed the CERT program more than 20 years ago to help with earthquake response, and it has since been emulated nationwide. email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Liverpool hero John Aldridge insists Raheem Sterling’s impending big money switch to Manchester City is a “win-win” for the club – as they have a better replacement in Jordon Ibe.The Reds have rejected two bids from their Premier League rivals for the England international, the most recent reported to be around £40million, as they look to offload the wantaway 20-year-old for around the £50m mark.But, with players set to return to pre-season training next week, former striker Aldridge believes the youngster – who has turned down a £100,000-a-week contract offer – should be sold sooner rather than later.“Brendan Rodgers should let Raheem Sterling leave for Manchester City now,” he wrote on sports social network Kicca.“The sooner he leaves the better for all involved. All this transfer talk is making a mockery of Liverpool Football Club.“Raheem is obviously a hugely talented player but Liverpool have a top replacement in Jordon Ibe.“I think he’s got as much, if not more, potential than Raheem and will go on to be a better player.“Sterling is obviously too young to think for himself so his agent [Aidy Ward] has been doing his thinking for him.“For the sake of Liverpool Football Club they should take the millions on offer and then everybody will be better off.“Raheem will be a bit richer and Liverpool will be rid of a player who doesn’t want to play for the club. It’s a win-win.“Manchester City are a big club and Raheem will get paid well and play Champions League football so he will be happy.” Liverpool duo Jordon Ibe and Raheem Sterling
Louis van Gaal claims he doesn’t know if Manchester United will buy a striker this summer.The Dutchman hinted over the weekend he was ready to sign a ‘surprise’ forward in the transfer window.But, following the Premier League side’s 3-1 victory over San Jose Earthquakes, Van Gaal insists his comments have been misinterpreted.“I don’t know if I want to buy a striker,” Van Gaal said.“I have read in the media that the striker is a surprise. No. That is not what I said. You are saying that. No. I mean something else.” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 1
1 Fiorentina are considering a January move for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.The Italian club were interested in the Frenchman during the recent transfer window but were rebuffed in their approach.Fiorentina fans were frustrated with the lack of spending in the summer and are eager for signings to be made in January.And it seems they may get their wish as, according to Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A side is ready to move for Zouma.The Italians are hoping they can persuade the 20-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge by promising him regular first-team football.With Chelsea reluctant to sell, Fiorentina are set to propose an initial loan deal before making a permanent move at the end of the season. Kurt Zouma
Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford/Strabane have teamed up with Donegal Daily to give two lucky readers the opportunity to win a fantastic prize.Eclipse will give away two FAMILY PASSES to TWO lucky winners.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer the following simple question. Question: Name any film showing at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane??Email answer to firstname.lastname@example.org DD COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE FAMILY PASSES AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: July 23rd, 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:DD competitionEclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesnews