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


first_imgThe Irish Aviation Authority has warned Donegal people about the dangers of releasing Chinese-style lanterns into the sky tonight to mark the beginning of the New Year.Spokesman for the IAA Paddy Kennedy said the lanterns have become hugely popular in recent years.However Mr Kennedy says the lanterns pose a very real danger on two fronts – to aircraft and to the emergency services including the coastguard. “We certainly don’t want to be seen as party poopers but the release of these lanterns cause two very real dangers.“The first is that they can be ingested into the engines of aircraft and some contain metal parts. This could pose a very real danger for aircraft.“Also it has been the case on previous occasions that these lights can be mistaken for distress signals and lead to false alarms for emergency crews,” he said.Thousands of the lanterns will be released by people tonight. And with Donegal having its own airport at Carrickfin and being situated close to Derry Airport, there is a fear that lanterns could cause havoc.The lanterns, which are brought up into the air by the heat from small candles inside, can reach heights of up to 1,000 feet and travel for miles.However Mr Kennedy warned that unless people have sought permission to release the lanterns from the IAA, it is actual illegal to do so.“It is too late now for people to seek our permission to release these lanterns so we would ask them not to.“By law people should be contacting us and we will review each application. “We will look at each proposed release and determine if it is too close to an airport to cause a danger.“We would not consider any more than 50 lanterns in one release but in theory even the release of one lantern should be notified to ourselves.“We don’t want to spoil people’s New Year celebrations but we also want to ensure that the dangers posed by these lanterns is not realised,” he said.PEOPLE WARNED ABOUT RELEASING LANTERNS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: December 30th, 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:Irish Airport AuthoritylanternsNew Year’s DayWarninglast_img read more