Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Adamson head coach Air Padda admitted she experienced difficulty in handling the team after their two straight losses, saying that the players lost their focus after their loss to University of Santo Tomas.The win over La Salle, Padda said, was the biggest sigh of relief for her after their struggles the past week.“We haven’t been focused, it’s hard coaching them this week, and for them to come out here, man, today I’m really proud of them,” said Padda. “The only goal I set for them was to make the school proud, it wasn’t even beating La Salle.”“It’s not about the name on your back, it’s about this, the name on the front.”Soyud finished with 18 points to lead Adamson while Mylene Paat and Dacoron had 15 points apiece with Galanza pitching in 10 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Mary Joy Baron led La Salle with 13 points while Cheng added 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Lady Falcons snapped their two-game skid and improved to 3-3 and take possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Spikers slipped to 4-2.Former Lady Spiker Eli Soyud proved to be the thorn on the side of La Salle when she capped off Adamson’s 12-5 run in the fourth with two straight kills that gave the Lady Falcons a 17-10 lead.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 folkMary Joy Dacoron put Adamson at match point, 24-19, when she broke through the double block of Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya.Then, captain Jema Galanza, who ended La Salle for the Lady Falcons’ final point. SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events PLAY LIST 01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far after toppling defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coachlast_img read more

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Cocopa Workers End Go-slow

first_imgA weeklong go –slow action staged by the workers of the Nimba Rubber Incorporated (RIC), formerly Cocopa, has ended with workers asked to return to work while their demands are being looked into.The workers right after the New Year celebration staged a go – slow, demanding better salaries, health care benefits and the timely distribution of their rice rations and salaries.According to the workers’ spokesperson, Sakpah Mahn, the workers no longer receive their salaries and rice rations on time as it used to be and their health benefits have been blocked at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital due to the management’s failure to settle arrears with the hospital.“We now pay our own hospital bills and our salaries as well as our food supplies are no longer coming on time,” said Sakpah Mahn, the Labor Union head.Cocopa is one of the concessions in Nimba where there is always management – employee crisis in postwar Liberia.In September 2013, the Government of Liberia took ownership of the Cocopa Rubber Plantation for what was considered as “bad labor practices” by the American owned “The Liberia Company/Libco.The decision to take ownership of Nimba’s largest rubber plantation was reached on the 19th of September 2013 at the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie based on the lawsuit against the management for not doing enough for the workers and the restoration of the company since the war.The case against Cocopa came after the new concession agreement was canceled owing to the expiration of the first concession agreement in March 2013.The House Committee on Agriculture paid several visits to the concession area to inspect the living conditions of the workers and assesses the housing, education, medical, water and sanitation as well as other facilities, but nearly all of those facilities were said to be in a deplorable state.During the visit, the Head of the Committee, Montserrado County Representative Josephine George Francis, classified the Liberia Company/Cocopa as one of the companies in Liberia with poor labor conditions as well as poor human and infrastructural development.Upon the court verdict in Sanniquellie, which is believed to have been challenged by LIBCO at the Supreme Court of Liberia, an interim management team under Nimba Rubber Inc., headed by Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Boss Mr. Harrison Karnwea, has since been managing the farm up to present.However, the management of NRI has blamed salary and ration delays as well as the absence of other benefits to the low price of rubber on the world market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Public servants should become familiar with Indigenous languages – Granger

first_imgIn order to facilitate effective communication between the coastland and hinterland citizens while at the same time helping to preserve ancient languages, it is recommended that public servants become familiar with the various Indigenous languages that exist within the country.Caretaker President David GrangerThis recommendation was made by caretaker President David Granger, who delivered the feature address on Saturday at the St Cuthbert’s Mission (or Pakuri) Heritage celebrations.Granger was at the time commenting on the village’s efforts to preserve the native languages, particularly that of the Arawaks, when he highlighted the importance of public servants learning those languages“I spoke to the Toshao, and she advised me about the efforts being made to preserve and continue the important language. And it is something that I’ve emphasised that when public servants go into the hinterland, go into Indigenous communities, they must be able to communicate,” he added.But while Granger did not state how public servants should go about acquiring such knowledge directly, he anticipated favourable outcomes for the village’s Indigenous language project.“I insisted that all public servants serving in the hinterland must able to if not converse but be able to send greetings or ask questions in the nine languages of the Indigenous people so I expect in months to come we will hear more about this language project in this village of Pakuri,” he told the gathering.The United Nations (UN) has since recognised that despite the immense value of languages, many of them that exist not only in Guyana but around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Considering this fact, the UN has declared 2019 as the year of Indigenous languages, as it seeks to raise awareness not only to benefit those speaking the languages but also for those who recognise the contributions they make to the world’s cultural diversity.Some of the Amerindian languages spoken by a minority of the population include that of the Macushi, Akawaio, Wai-Wai, Arawak, Wapishana, Patamona, Warrau, Carib, and Arecuna.So far, efforts to preserve these local languages in Guyana have resulted in Government inviting applications for employment and contracts being published in the Indigenous languages, together with interior radio stations carrying broadcasts in the Indigenous languages and the Education Ministry focusing on introducing these languages in the schooling system.last_img read more

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Liard Smith River Fire grows overnight Friday

first_imgThe Prince George Fire Centre says the forest fire burning near the Liard and Smith Rivers in Northeastern BC continues to grow.The exact size is now over 13,444 hectares.  Friday the fire was reportedly over 16,500 hectares.  The change is size is attributed to more accurate mapping of the fire.  Fire information officer Jilliam Chimko says that overnight Friday the fire continued to move in a northwestern direction and away from any homes and the Alaska Highway.Just prior to lunch time Friday, the evacuation order for Coal River, Fireside and Muddy River Indian Reserve #1 was lifted and residents were able to go home.  Those communities still remain under an evacuation alert.- Advertisement -Crews are working to maintain it the current size and are considering the north side 5% contained.  With a fire of this size, a lot of machinery will be utilized to build guards and help with suppression and containment.The Alaska Highway in the area remains open at this time, but expect delays because of smoke.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the fire service hopes that they will have discovered the cause shortly.last_img read more

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Local Organization Operation Christmas Child fills 1571 Shoeboxes for children in need.

first_img– Advertisement -Schools, churches and three businesses participated along with families in the community donating gift items, donating funds or packing Shoeboxes and helping with displays for easy pick-up and drop off. Sierra Leone Crystal Holden, Volunteer Regional Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child shares Monday and Tuesday were spent packing the shoeboxes into shipping cartons and getting them ready to send in the truck to Calgary to the Samaritans Purse Processing Centre. El Salvador Costa Rica Nicaragua Once the boxes are prepared they will be made ready to send out to eight different countries this year, shares Holden. In 2017, 76,704 shoeboxes were packed in British Columbia, 615,120 shoeboxes were packed in Canada and 11,012,840 shoeboxes worldwide.center_img Guinea Bissau Senegal FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local Organization Operation Christmas Child filled 1571 shoe boxes with 391 coming from Dawson Creek for children in need. Guinea Gambia To date, since it’s beginning in 1993, over 167 million Shoeboxes have been delivered to children hurt by war, poverty, natural disaster, disease and famine. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Swansea prospect off to winning start

first_img1 Matt Grimes Swansea prospect Matt Grimes got his career at his new club off to a winning start after his transfer from Exeter earlier this month.The midfielder played for the Welsh club’s development side on Monday and helped them to a 2-1 home win over QPR.“I was really looking forward to the game and getting 90 minutes under my belt,” he said.“It’s been a month since I last played and there’s nothing better than playing competitive football.“The manager told us that we needed the three points to go back to the top of the league, and we’re delighted to have got the win. We like to keep the ball, press high and that’s exactly how it went.“I’m really enjoying it here so far. There was a lot to take in at first with the intensity of training and the extra gym work, but my body is getting used to it and I can’t wait to push on.”last_img read more

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John Downey remanded in custody after extradition

first_imgJohn Downey has been remanded in custody charged with the murders of two UDR soldiers, after being extradited from the Republic of Ireland.The 67 year old Creeslough man appeared before Omagh Magistrates Court on Saturday. Downey was first detained in the Republic of Ireland in October 2018 under a European arrest warrant.He fought extradition but lost his most recent appeal, and handed himself in to Gardaí (Irish police) on Friday.Downey is wanted by prosecutors in connection with the murders of UDR soldiers Alfred Johnston, 32 and a father of four, and James Eames 33, a father of three.Both were killed in a bomb attack in Enniskillen in 1972.Mr Downey is also accused of aiding and abetting an explosion.The BBC reports that a crowd of supporters, including Sinn Fein representatives, gathered outside the court ahead of the hearing.A Detective Chief Inspector told the court police would be objecting to bail as they viewed Mr Downey as a flight risk.He pointed to the defendant’s repeated attempts to appeal the extradition order.“The police view would be the defendant is reluctant to face justice,” he said.In 2013, Mr Downey was charged with murdering four Royal Household Cavalry men in a bombing at London’s Hyde Park in 1982.The case dramatically collapsed after it emerged the defendant had a letter of assurance from the former Prime Minister Tony Blair that he was not actively wanted by the authorities.In court on Saturday, the Detective Chief Inspector said that following the collapse of the Hyde Park bombing trial in 2014, the families of those killed in the incident had launched civil proceedings against Mr Downey.He told the court that Mr Downey subsequently transferred assets including land from his name to his wife’s name.A solicitor acting for the defendant said his client had handed himself in to Gardaí by agreement and had fully complied with previous bail conditions in 2013 and 2014.He described the land transfers as a “red herring”, and said his client was a man of ill health.Judge Michael Ranaghan said he envisaged a “long and protracted” legal process ahead.But said he found the defendant did pose a flight risk and so bail was refused.The judge told Mr Downey he can appeal his decision to the High Court, before ordering him to appear again in court on the 25 October.John Downey remanded in custody after extradition was last modified: October 12th, 2019 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:CreesloughdonegalJohn Downeylast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Signs Kwiecinski

first_imgDrake University men’s basketball head coach Darian DeVries has announced the signing of forward Jordan Kwiecinski. The 6-9 standout from Chicago will join the team for the 2020-21 season.”We are excited to have Jordan join our Bulldog family!” DeVries said. “At 6-9, Jordan is very skilled, tough and competitive. Those three qualities embody what we want in our program. He can really shoot the ball and is an excellent, hard-nosed defender. “His versatility will allow us to do a lot of things at both ends of the floor. Jordan also comes from an excellent program at Loyola Academy where Coach Tom Livatino has done a great job preparing Jordan for the collegiate level. We can’t wait for Jordan to get here next summer.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgGardai in Letterkenny are seeking the publics assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 44 year old Siobhan Mc Nulty who has been missing from Knocknamona, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal since 12th August 2013 at 8.45pm.It is believed that Siobhan may have visited the Dublin area. She is described as being 5ft 4″ tall with dark blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a pink top with grey shirt and grey jeans and carrying a black and brown bag. She speaks with a Scottish accent.Anyone with information or who can assist in locating Siobhan are asked to contact Letterkenny Gardai Station on 074-9167100, The Garda Confidential Line on 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.  GARDAI SEEK HELP IN FINDING MISSING DONEGAL WOMAN was last modified: August 14th, 2013 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)last_img read more


Largest Dinosaur Mass Grave in Switzerland Found

first_imgAs many as 100 plateosaurs may be buried in a mass grave in Switzerland, reported the Reuters news service.  “The finds show that an area known for Plateosaurus finds for decades may be much larger than originally thought” – as much as a mile in width in the town of Frick, near the German border.  An amateur found bones while investigating a construction site.    The article mentions that Germany has two other large plateosaur burial sites.  It described the animals as peaceful herbivores that lived along a river delta.  Plateosaur fossils are common in Europe.  The four-legged herbivores, classified as Triassic, grew over 30 feet in length and could weigh as much as 1500 pounds.Must have been a bad day in dinotopia.  Anyone know of a modern example of hundreds of large animals like elephants or giraffes all being buried at the same time over many miles while grazing peacefully along a river bank?  We were once taught the present is the key to the past.  Remember the specimen found under the North Sea? (04/25/2006).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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