Category: wagtmb

PVL crowns within Lady Maroons, Bulldogs grasp

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the men’s final, Bryan Bagunas and Madzian Gampong had 16 points apiece as defending champion National U also won Game 1 over University of Santo Tomas, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17.“We adjusted and forced UST to lose reception,” said NU coach Dante Alinsunurin.In the matches for third place, FEU frustrated Adamson, 20-25, 23-25, 29-27, 25-16, 15-10, in the men’s side.The women’s team of UST then beat Adamson, 25-20,27-29, 13-25, 25-19, 17-15.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Lady Tamaraws charged to the match with a confident gait to take the first two sets in Game 1 of the best-of-three final series at Filoil Flying V Centre.UP, a finals first-timer, can end the series this Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Roselyn Rosier, who turns 20 on Monday, scored 15 points for UP, while Isa Molde had 16.“It calms me down seeing my teammates help me out,” said Rosier. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cone eyes 3-peat for Kings View comments The team with the championship heart extinguished the squad that boasted championship experience.University of the Philippines, fast embracing the style of Kenyan coach Godfrey Okumu, pulled the rug from under Far Eastern U, 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-5, on Sunday to move one win shy of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READlast_img read more

Tournament format eliminates PH gals, but team still preparing for classification round

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “In reality, we are fighting in the level of fifth down,” said Delos Santos. “We are not there yet, but we are getting there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Warriors, Steel forge huge upsets Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand—After a dramatic victory rendered moot by a change of tournament format, Team Philippines brushed off the news of its exclusion from the quarterfinals with the nonchalance of a hair flip.Instead, it focused on what it still can control and went on with its scheduled workout at Sima Thani Hotel’s gym before heading to lunch Wednesday. The Filipinos are set to watch the Korea-Chinese Taipei quarterfinal duel at Korat Chatchai Hall before heading off for a break at Terminal 21 Mall.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “No need to think about what could have been, we are taking it very positive and moving forward,” said coach Shaq delos Santos.The Philippines, with Alyssa Valdez, Mylene Paat and Aby Maraño leading the charge, destroyed Kazakhstan Tuesday night to post its first win in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.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 ChrissThe win could have easily qualified the country to the quarterfinals but the tournament used a new format that automatically seeded six teams in Groups A and B (China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Chinese Taipei) to the quarterfinals based on their performances in the Asian Championships last year.Thus, Chinese Taipei qualified despite going winless in the preliminary round and Japan advanced with little worry over its two losses suffered by its Team B. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown That left the teams in Group C—Australia, Iran, Kazakhstan and the Philippines—to fight for the last two slots in the quarters. Australia and Iran came from behind to beat the Philippines in five sets.“The team takes this as a blessing in disguise,” said Delos Santos. “We played 14 sets in three matches, we need to recover and rest.“And now we have two days to prepare. Today we had weights training and then tomorrow ball training. Now we are in better shape to come up with a higher placing.”They will face on Friday the loser of the Korea-Taipei duel in the classification match. A win would line the Philippines up for a battle for seventh place, while a loss would toss it to a contest for ninth.The best scenario is for the country to win on Friday and then on Saturday against a still undetermined opponent to finish fifth, its best ever in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

“Live good and productive lives”

first_img– Minister Trotman to St Joseph graduates“Live good and productive lives based on some strong spiritual values: love God, love yourself for who you are, and find and build good healthy relationships; invest in them and protect them.”This was the charge delivered by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman to graduates of St Joseph High School as excitement and loud applause filled the air at their graduation and prize giving ceremony on Wednesday.Minister Trotman told the students that the past five or more years of academic life would have moulded them for the pressures of life, which carry several challenges that must be overcome. He added that these tests are lessons they can utilise when going forward.“Each of you would recall the first day you got here as first formers bursting with excitement. There may have been many hardships — whether financial, death or travelling far distances; but whatever they have been, I am confident you have weathered many storms and overcome those.”The Minister of Natural Resources, a former student of the school, recalled the daunting task of being among the first batch of boys to enter St Joseph High School, which was an all-girls school at that time. He related how challenging school was for him, but he said he did not allow that to deter him, as he later went on to attend renowned universities and now holds the post of Minister of Natural Resources.The minister encouraged the graduates to believe in themselves. “You have grown from boys and girls to be young adults. You have discovered things about yourself. God has placed skilled and abilities in you, and you have to cast your eyes forward to the lives you want for yourself. I challenge you to discover what you are good at, and hold those skills, and you will find that your life’s journey will be easier.”According to a report from the Department of Public Information, the graduation and prize giving ceremony was held under the theme “Conquering Challenges for Success.” The audience was entertained with dance, singing, and steelpan drumming; and proceedings concluded with distribution of prizes.last_img read more

Region 5 cattle farmers approach court to get back pasture lands

first_imgThe group of evicted cattle farmers is asking the High Court to, among other things, have the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) grant their lease applications and to remove other parties occupying the lands.The distressed farmers with their lawyer Anil NandlallThe farmers have been occupying some 1360 acres of lands located at Rampoor, Blairmont, West Bank Berbice (WBB) for over 20 years to rear their cattle. These lands were obtained via permits from the Agriculture Ministry and over the years, the farmers have filed applications to secure lease documents.However, the farmers received a notice from the MMA-ADA earlier this year, indicating that they have to vacate the lands, which will be reissued. But according to the farmers, the agency has since issued out the lands to other persons, some of whom are not even cattle farmers.Without the lands to graze their cattle, the farmers have complained bitterly over the losses they have been suffering.Against this backdrop, they approached the court to regain possession of the lands. The MMA-ADA was named the respondent in the legal action, which was filed last week.The farmers – Pooran Balmukund, Moonessar Somaroo, Rajnarine Harrynarine, Chrisna Sookdeo, Amar Nauth, Khrisinchand David, Ganesh Balkrisin and Subramannie Madray – are seeking a declaration that they are entitled to the 1360 acres of leased lands.The document is also requesting an order for the MMA-ADA to process the farmers’ applications for leases, as well as “an injunction restraining the Respondent from dispossessing or in any manner interfering with the Applicants’ peaceful enjoyment and occupation” of the lands.They also want the court to quash any decisions made and leases granted to any other party to occupy those lands. The farmers are asking for “an injunction restraining the Respondent from processing, allocating or issuing any Lease, Licence and/or Permission” to occupy the lands.In the legal documents, which were filed by Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall, it was noted that the lands are and were always communally occupied and currently, the farmers have approximately 650 heads of cattle there.Furthermore, it was stated that the farmers have expended huge sums of money to fence a large portion of the lands and over the years, continued to expend millions of dollars in up-keeping the lands and ensuring that it is properly drained and irrigated.“…over the years, the applicants expended millions of dollars in the erection of buildings and structures to house these cattle and also constructed a dwelling house in which they dwell while they are on the said lands; to date, these structures are still on the said lands and continue to be maintained and upkept by the applicants,” the legal document outlined.It was further explained that following an attempt by rice farmers back in 2011 to enter on portions of the land for cultivating, the then Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud and then President Donald Ramotar had intervened and after a series of engagements, it was decided that the lands would continue to be used “exclusively for cattle rearing” and that the farmers’ occupation would be formalised and regularised.Over the preceding years, the farmers applied for their leases but were never granted same despite numerous tries, in some cases.Nevertheless, Guyana Times had reported that the farmers were issued with a letter dated January 18, 2019, from MMA-ADA ordering them to vacate the land by February 1, 2019, and according to the notice, from that date, those animal farmers would have been deemed illegal.Along with their removal, the men were also required to demolish all structures constructed on the property. Attempts were made to reach an agreement with the entity to no avail. Hence this step by the farmers to seek legal recourse.The matter is fixed for hearing before acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George on June 13 at 10:00h.last_img read more

‘Golden age’ still to come for Walcott at Arsenal, insists Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott can enjoy the “golden age” of his career as a fully fledged striker if the forward agrees to stay at the Emirates Stadium.The England forward, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, has endured another injury-hit campaign for the Gunners and has been linked with a move away from the club, with Liverpool reportedly registering an interest.But having returned to full fitness Wenger believes the 26-year-old, who has long been likened to Arsenal’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry, is finally ready to emulate the Frenchman by becoming a full-time frontman.“He can be transformed,” Wenger said.“Being 26 to 32 as a striker is the best age as a striker and I wouldn’t like to miss that golden age. He is naturally gifted to play in this position.“I work with him in both situations, as a striker and as a wide player. But the quality of the runs is so fantastic with the pace he has.“When he was younger he was rushing his finishing but he is a good finisher now.” Arsenal forward Theo Walcott 1last_img read more

Fixed rate mortgage holders may be missing out on huge savings says Charlie McConalogue

first_imgNew rules on breakage fees could see homeowners with mortgages switch without penalties.Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue is urging fixed rate mortgage holders to check with their lender to see if they can switch and get a better interest rate without being hit by large penalties.A new EU rule – the Mortgage Credit Directive – has changed the way lenders calculate a breakage fee, which should reduce the large penalties which had been used by banks to keep customers with them.Deputy McConalogue explained, “I have come across a number of cases recently where mortgage holders have been able to switch lender to avail of a better rate without having to pay a large penalty to their original provider.  These are people who were on a relatively high interest rate and can now make major savings by switching to a variable or lower rate with their current provider orby moving their homeloans to another provider. “Fixed rate mortgage holders owe more than €14bn to lenders – some may have secured a competitive rate but many more are stuck on high rates of more than 4% or 5%.  Under this new rule, they can break their current agreement and move to a better deal.“Mortgage holders with high fixed rates should get in touch with their bank to find out if there is a charge associated with exiting the loan early.  The Central Bank should also be making fixed rate mortgage holders aware of this new rule by undertaking a public awareness campaign”.Fixed rate mortgage holders may be missing out on huge savings says Charlie McConalogue was last modified: May 17th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:Charliedonegalfianna failMcConalogueMortgagelast_img read more

Overdue recognition

first_imgNow that the U.S. Census has decided to break out data from the San Fernando Valley and treat it as a separate statistical entity, other efforts are under way to give the community the formal recognition it has long deserved. The Southern California Association of Governments may also soon recognize the Valley as a subregion when it crunches statistical information for its reports on traffic, growth, waste management and air quality. That’s nice. Now, if only it meant more. SCAG, for all its important sounding title, isn’t able to accomplish much other than producing huge studies that few read and end up collecting dust. It’s not necessarily the group’s fault, but more of a testimonial to the inability of the region’s leaders to get together and solve some of the common problems. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Still, in this case, it’s the thought that counts.last_img read more

Letterkenny Travel Agency books a place in Top 5 shortlist

first_imgAtlantic Travel in Letterkenny has been successfully shortlisted in an innovative competition to win a Royal Makeover for their store.The popular Donegal travel agents have been selected by Royal Caribbean Cruises & Travel Trade Gazette for this highly-coveted competition that will see the winner receiving a £20,000 store makeover, relaunch party and a cruise for two customers.Atlantic Travel celebrated 25 years in business this year are thrilled to have made it to the final of this fantastic competition beating numerous other agencies in both Ireland and the UK. Team Atlantic TravelManager Emma McHugh demonstrated her creative flair by designing an extraordinary retail space for the Letterkenny agency that impressed the judges. She will now go to London to represent Atlantic Travel before a panel of Judges with the winner being announced on the 18th September at the prestigious TTG Awards at The Savoy in London.“It is extremely exciting to have reached the final, to be in the top 5 in the UK & Ireland is a real vote of confidence in Atlantic Travel from Royal Caribbean.  We are looking forward to the opportunity of putting Letterkenny and Donegal on the Royal Caribbean radar and hopefully bringing home the prize”“The potential investment from Royal Caribbean reflects their confidence in Atlantic Travels  continued growth within the cruise market in Donegal and Ulster.”Letterkenny Travel Agency books a place in Top 5 shortlist was last modified: August 24th, 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) Tags:atlantic travelcompetitiondonegalletterkennylast_img read more

Cech says under-fire boss Benitez must be given a chance

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech urged Blues fans to give manager Rafael Benitez a chance following the draw against Manchester City.Benitez, hugely unpopular among the Stamford Bridge faithful from his time at Liverpool, was barracked by supporters during his first game in charge.Cech said: “Unfortunately you cannot change history, and while he was Liverpool coach we had a lot of rivalry and it comes from there.“But he is here to change things and put us in winning mode and he needs to have a chance to do that.“When your manager is sacked it is always bad news as a player because you are responsible for the situation as well. We have a new manager now and we are in the same boat.”More reaction to follow later.See also:Fans jeer Benitez as Blues draw with 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South African cycling shines in 2010

first_img17 December 2010South Africans continued to build on their ever-improving performances in all forms of cycling in 2010, excelling on the road, on the track, in mountain biking and in BMX.The country had the honour of hosting the UCI BMX World Championships in August in Pietermaritzburg and the venue certainly sparkled with a one-of-a-kind track that sported two starting ramps and was rated as one of the finest tracks ever built.Latvia’s Maris Strombergs raced to the men’s elite title, but South African star Sifiso Nhlapo gave the home crowd plenty to cheer by finishing second.Great Britain’s Shanaze Reade won the women’s elite title, while South African women picked up three gold medals in age group racing.UCI Mountain Bike World CupIn June, it had been learnt that Pietermaritzburg would host a round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in 2011. The city had previously very successfully hosted a round in 2009, but the withdrawal of global sponsor Nissan due to the worldwide economic meltdown had prevented the 2010 event taking place.South African hopes for 2011 will be high after Pietermaritzburg local Greg Minnaar won the downhill title in his home town in 2009 and Burry Stander, from Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, finished third in the cross-country.Both men continued to shine in 2010. Minnaar, a three-time overall World Cup winner, finished runner-up to Britain’s Gee Atherton in the final standings as the South African’s team, Santa Cruz Syndicate once again dominated.During the year, Minnaar recorded wins in Leogang (Aut), Maribor (Slo), and at Fort William in Scotland. He finished third in the World Championships.Stander finished seventh overall in the cross country rankings. His best result was a third place at the World Championships in Canada, and at the first World Cup stop in Dalby Forest in Britain.In 2009 Stander was crowned the under-23 world champion so his best years are still ahead of him.World championAnd speaking of young talent, Bernard Esterhuizen scored one for South African track cyclists when he sprinted to the one-kilometre time trial title at the UCI Junior World Track Championships in Montichiari, Italy.Former Olympic track cyclist JP van Zyl told Cycling South Africa: “Bernard Esterhuizen is the ‘Real Deal’ of South African track cycling.He continued: “His winning time of 1:03.265 is world class. In my opinion, it is lightning fast.”Esterhuizen is based at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland.On the women’s side of things, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio made a favourable impression when she became the first African to finish in the top 20 Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile. What made her achievement even more remarkable is that Moolman Pasio was ill on the final four days of racing in the mountains.Tour of South AfricaThere was good news for South African cycling in late November when it was announced that the UCI-backed Tour of South Africa will take place from 19 to 26 February 2011.The eight-day, seven-stage event is expected to prove a popular draw for international teams, scheduled as it is just after the Tour Down Under and before the start of the Spring Classics in Europe.Phil Liggett, known as “The Voice of Cycling”, is a big fan of South Africa (he owns a couple of properties in the country) and will lead the television coverage of the event.Pat McQuaid, the president of the UCI, commented at the launch of the race route: “I am looking forward to the future, where it will have a place among the greatest races of the world.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more