Gritty Lady Red Spikers climb out of two-set hole, frustrate Lady Pirates

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net (FILE)San Beda brushed off a two-set disadvantage and raced back to deny Lyceum an upset victory, 22-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-7, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers improved to 6-0 and tied defending champion Arellano University at first place while sending the Lady Pirates to a miserable 1-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Velez, Carlos open year with wins Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Read Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino admitted his team looked sluggish in the first two sets but a reality check allowed them to stop Lyceum’s onslaught.“First off, we fixed whatever we did on the floor because we really looked slow, and we had to be aggressive,” said Gavino in Filipino. “There wasn’t much adjusting when it came to skills, because I already knew what they were capable of, they just had to wake up after the first two sets.”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 folkJose Rizal University stopped College of St. Benilde in straight sets, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, in the first game.The Lady Bombers improved to 3-3 and tied the Lady Blazers at fifth spot. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Shola Alvarez paced JRU’s offense with 21 points while Dolly Verzosa added 16.San Beda revved up the attack in the fifth set, scoring on six straight points to take an 11-5 lead after Nieza Viray scored off the Lady Pirates’ blockade.The Lady Red Spikers got into the 14-7 match point after Lyceum captain Bien Juanillo’s attempt went long before Cesca Raqraquin finished it off with a well-placed kill.Raqraquin led San Beda with a game-high 26 points while Viray added 13.Monica Sevilla had 13 points to lead Lyceum while Christine Miralles and Juanillo added 11 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

LET’S LECTURE: Nathan Tulay Again?

first_imgWhat is this thing with President Sirleaf and recycling people? She has re-appointed Mr. Nathan Tulay as managing director of the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC), the company that is responsible for producing and delivering potable water to us.This is the same Nathan Tulay that she sacked some years ago. There was some talk of self-dealing. There was a bid for a US1 million contract funded by the European Commission. Bids were submitted, and then overnight they were opened, not in public, but in secret and the contract awarded to a company in which Mr. Tulay was alleged to have an undisclosed, secret interest. The company was operating out of his house next to Greenland Supermarket.So, why is the president bringing Mr. Tulay back to the same position? Is she telling us that she was wrong for sacking him in the first place? Or does she want us to believe that he is a reformed man and that he will not engage in acts of corruption again? Or does she have a narcissistic impulse to allow him an opportunity to rake in like many of her other officials are doing in the twilight of her administration because we are in “injury time” now?Some people believe there is a more sinister motive afoot here. They argue that President Sirleaf has made this appointment in order to give the Unity Party a leg up in the forthcoming elections. You see, Mr. Tulay is from Lofa County, the same county that the Vice President calls home. Perhaps, the argument goes, this appointment is an attempt to burnish the Vice President’s campaign team with yet another high profile foot soldier in the onward march to Election 2017, in which Vice President Boakai is a declared candidate.Should we be worried, should our donor partners be worried that Mr. Tulay will take advantage of this new-found opportunity to once again indulge in questionable deals, doling out contracts to cronies willing to skim some off the top to fill the Unity Party’s campaign coffers? Given the deep problems the corporation has, the solution to which may involve a great deal of spending over the next two years, that fear is not totally unfounded.To recap, according to an allafrica.com report, the corporation is losing revenue at the rate of US$31,500 per day, almost US$950,000 per month, US$11.5 million, because 75 percent of the water it produces is not reaching customers. And in my last column I recommended that the corporation consider awarding performance-based service contracts to private sector contractors who can assist it to solve this problem. Given the history of our public corporations, it is entirely possible that a corrupt LWSC management could award service contracts that conveniently omit the “performance based” feature, with the end objective of generating healthy under-the-table commissions for itself and its political masters. That is the real danger here.So, the relevant question here is, can President Sirleaf not find anyone else in the Republic of Liberia with the requisite management experience and business acumen to rescue LWSC other than Mr. Nathan Tulay? If she thinks not, then I suggest she look again, scour her database and come up with another name. And if she wants, I will gladly offer my assistance, pro bono, to help her and her LWSC board of directors conduct a search and find a suitable candidate.Water, like electricity, is a critical infrastructure requirement for development. If we get it right, investors will appear, our economy will rebound and our young people will have jobs. If we continue the way we have been doing, President Sirleaf’s Agenda for Transformation will remain just that: a worthless piece of paper. There is an old saying that a plan without a credible mechanism for execution is just a wish.The writer is a certified public accountant and a businessman. He can be reached at (hagreaves49@gmail.com)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bobcat Stolen

first_imgThe RCMP report that during the night of Wednesday October 22nd thieves stole a white 2003 Bobcat from a construction site near 72nd street and 85th avenue. The Bobcat is missing the centre door and has pallet forks attached. There are also stickers on the arms that say Tom’s Construction.If you have any information with regards to this crime please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.- Advertisement –last_img

Tusker out to revive slim title defense chances

first_img“We cannot give up. We have not lost control of the title. It’s too early we have 14 games to go and with football anything can happen. I think we can close in the 14 point gap and if we cannot make it I will be contented with a top three position,’’ Nsimbe added.Tusker last lost to Sony five years ago in November 2013 with the last time the two sides met seeing the Brewers win 2-1 and Nsimbe believes his side can extend the good run against the Sugar Millers to six years unbeaten run.Tusker FC head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe gestures to players after conceeding their second goal against Thika United at the Thika Municiple Stadium over the weekend.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We have had a good record when playing Sony, but to continue with the good run we need to bring up a good fight and improve our position in the league. We know it’s not going to be easy because they (Sony) would also be seeking to improve their position in the league,’’ Nsimbe said.The Ugandan, who took over from Paul Nkata last season, hopes to turn things around from the dismal performance that has seen Tusker only win once in the last three league games.Tusker were eliminated from the GOtv Shield- a title they  won last year after going down 2-0 to National Super League leaders Vihiga United.The Brewers have not won a game since then and Nsimbe hope’s to change the club’s fortune this weekend when he faces a wounded Sony side.Tusker FC head coach George Nsimbe has a word on the bench with his assistant Francis Baraza in a past match. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“When we lost our GOtv Shield title and deducted three points from the Zoo Kericho game, the team slipped off. It affected the team negatively but that is behind us and now the boys are determined to fight for the club’s name now more than ever,’’ Nsimbe lamented.The Breweries have no injury concerns though it is doubtful on the participation of defender Collins Shivachi and midfielder Jackson Macharia who travelled with the national team for international duties.“All my players are available for this fixture except Macharia and Shivachi who jetted back in the country on Wednesday night.  We will have to look at them closely and decide whether to include them or not.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC striker Allan Wanga with the players during training.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7- With the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) resuming this weekend after the FIFA international break, defending champions Tusker FC will be looking to revive their slim chances of retaining the title when they travel to Sony Sugar on Sunday.Having had a poor start to the second leg, head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe told Capital Sport  he has not lost hope despite lagging 14 points adrift of leaders Gor Mahia who are controlling the 18 team table on 34 points.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, December 29

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Liverpool are close to signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino in a deal worth £23.5million. (Metro)But Liverpool are likely to miss out on another target, Xherdan Shaqiri, with the Bayern Munich winger on the verge of a loan move to Juventus, who will have an option to buy him at the end of the season. (The Sun)Real Sociedad boss David Moyes wants Liverpool midfielder Emre Can on loan until next summer. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants to beat Chelsea to £25m-rated Everton defender Seamus Coleman. (Daily Star)Chelsea are preparing to lodge a £7.8million bid for Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric in January. (Metro)Arsenal are planning a cut-price £4million January move for West Ham defender Winston Reid. (Daily Mail)Inter Milan are closing in on Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski after the Italian club’s technical director Piero Ausilio met with Gunners officials on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace are ready to rival QPR for Manchester City outcast Scott Sinclair despite being managerless. (Daily Mirror)Queens Park Rangers misfit Adel Taarabt has turned down a move to Atalanta, as he holds out for AC Milan. (Daily Mail)Aston Villa are weighing up a January move for Fulham midfield starlet Lasse Vigen Christensen. (Daily Mirror)Birmingham are keen on a January loan deal for Chelsea teenager Islam Feruz. Bolton, Charlton, Bournemouth and Cardiff are also watching developments. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Irvine uncertain over future as West Brom managerAll I want for Christmas is a striker, says RedknappWenger heaps praise on his ‘combative’ Gunners as they silence the criticsMourinho accuses referee Taylor of making ‘huge mistake’ to deny Chelsea victory at Southamptonlast_img read more

Spain, Portugal in same 2018 World Cup group

first_img0Shares0000Spain’s Jordi Alba (L) celebrates with Alvaro Morata after scoring a goal during their friendly match against Costa Rica, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, on November 11, 2017MOSCOW, Russia, Dec 1 – The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday.Neymar’s Brazil meanwhile will have to negotiate a group including Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia as they seek a sixth title. Holders Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea as they try to retain the title for the first time since Brazil in 1962.Lionel Messi and his Argentina team which struggled to qualify will play European debutants Iceland as well as a talented Croatia team and Nigeria.In a star-studded ceremony in the Kremlin, England were placed with Kevin de Bruyne’s Belgium, surprise packages Panama and Tunisia.– Russia v Saudi Arabia to open –Russia’s national football team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov leading a training session at Moscow’s Eduard Streltsov StadiumHost nation Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the tournament-opening match on June 14 in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Russia’s other opponents in Group A are Uruguay, led by Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, and Egypt, spearheaded by Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.France and their potent strikeforce featuring Antoine Griezmann and teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe will play Australia, Peru and Denmark in Group C.Spain’s other opponents in a tough-looking Group B are Morocco and Iran.Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech at the draw ceremony that Russia had a “strong affection” for football.“Our country is looking forward to the championship and intends to hold it at the highest level,” Putin said.“I am sure that the forthcoming World Cup will be a huge factor in the development of the sport both in the Russian regions and throughout the whole world.”In the hours before the draw, FIFA President Gianni Infantino denied that doping was a problem even as Russia are at serious risk of being barred from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping.Infantino claimed that the level of testing in football is sufficient to show that the game is largely clean.“I don’t think there are many other international sports organisations who are doing as many anti-doping tests as football is doing,” Infantino told a press conference.“If you would have a serious doping issue in football this would be known by now, whether in Russia or any other country of the world.”Russia have been stripped of a third of the medals they won as hosts of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and last week a ban on the country taking part in international athletics was upheld.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Guardiola has his toughest task… he MUST add world class players to Man City – Hamann

first_imgManchester City will provide the biggest test of Pep Guardiola’s managerial career.That’s the view of Dietmar Hamann, with the former City star claiming the Spaniard will need to bring in a host of star names to turn the club into European giants.Guardiola, who has won multiple major trophies with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium in the summer.“He has probably got a bigger task at Manchester City than he did have at Barcelona and Bayern Munich,” said ex-Germany international Hamann, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It is great for the Premier League, great for English football and even better for Manchester city they have got their man – and now let’s see if he can produce.“They need a few more players because at the moment they are behind the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Barcelona.“They have got a manager now that can attract the top players. With City in recent years they have brought in some very, very good players but I don’t think they have got enough game-changers and enough world class players.“If you look at the world class players, you can make a case for Kompany, Aguero and maybe Silva but that is where it stops. If you go to Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, they have got seven, eight or nine of these.”last_img read more

DDTV: SIMPLY INCREDIBLE! DONEGAL ATHLETE INVOLVED IN BEST RELAY RACE YOU’LL EVER SEE

first_imgDDTV: Donegal athlete Kate McGowan was involved in probably one of the best relay races you’re ever likely to witness! McGowan a fantastic runner and brilliant GAA player for Four Masters, was in action for DCU at the Irish University Championships at Morton Stadium, Dublin.McGowan ran well for DCU, but the race went viral after UCC athlete Phil Healy literally came from nowhere, or as the commentator roared, ‘The depths of hell’ on the last lap to win in sensational fashion.Her UCC team were in fifth place when Healy took over the baton, but she somehow summoned the energy and class to blitz her way through the field to win one of the most epic races you’ll see.To view the video simply click play on the video above. DDTV: SIMPLY INCREDIBLE! DONEGAL ATHLETE INVOLVED IN BEST RELAY RACE YOU’LL EVER SEE was last modified: April 20th, 2016 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:DCUDDTVKate McGowannewsRelay RaceSportUCClast_img read more

HARPS BOSS HUTTON CHALLENGES PLAYERS TO “GO ON A RUN”

first_imgFinn Harps will look to build on last week’s success over Mervue United when they travel to Athlone tonight (kick-off 7.45pm at the Athlone Town Stadium).Having lost to the top two previously, Harps got back to winning ways again last Saturday night beating Mervue United by the odd goal in five at Finn Park.“It’s good entertainment for the neutrals when there’s plenty of goals but it’s not good for the nerves”, was how Harps boss Peter Hutton summed up the game. Harps had raced into a 2-0 lead, but let Mervue back into the game and the equalised early in the second half before Paul McVeigh got a deserved winner in the last quarter of the game.“I thought we were very comfortable in the first half, we were really in the ascendancy and created a lot of chances. Once we went two up I thought we just had to be professional and see it out to half-time”, said Hutton.“But, unfortunately again, sloppy defending has let us down. It wasn’t just in the back four, the midfield sat off them as well. I thought we let them get turned and dictate play.“The penalty decision that made it two each was a bit harsh to say the least. Keith didn’t even see your man, he was swinging to clear the ball and the guy just put his head down to head the ball. The ref deemed it a rash tackle which I thought was very harsh. It seems to be the way it’s going against us at the moment, conceding penalties and things like that and it’s punishing us.” However, Hutton was delighted with how his side has responded to losing the two goal lead.“The boys showed a lot of character to bounce back from that then. They changed their formation a bit and their number eight was picking up a lot of the ball. They were pressing us higher up the field and that was putting us under pressure. So we had to deal with that and we changed ourselves a wee bit tactically to get ourselves back into the game. I thought we were good value then for the win.”Harps travel to Athlone on Friday and will be hoping to give debuts to both Michael Funston and Mark Scoltock should clearance come though for both players. Thomas McBride is suspended, having been issued with a seven game ban for his second off in Limerick a fortnight ago.“Thomas is an exceptional player but for his misdemeanours, not just in the Limerick game, but the previous Limerick game where he also got a straight red card, he has to accept the consequences. It’s a severe punishment but it’s not an alien thing, other players throughout the league have had to deal with similar punishment.”Harps have lost both their previous encounters to Athlone this season (2-0 in Athlone and 2-1 at Finn Park), but Hutton has challenged his players to build on last week’s result over Mervue. “We’ve challenged the boys to go on a bit of a run. But to go on a run you need to pick up that first win so hopefully now the boys can maintain those good habits. We have to be professional and prepare as best we can now for the Athlone game,” he said. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TEAM NEWSSuspended: Thomas McBride (2nd of 7 games)Doubtful: None. Injured: Stephen O’Donnell (cruciate), Hugh Carlin (cruciate), Blain Curtis (cruciate).Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-W-L-L-W (6 pts)Athlone Town: W-L-W-L-W-D (10 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games against Athlone Town18/04/2009 – Athlone Town 2-2 Finn Harps (First Division)09/10/2009 – Athlone Town 0-6 Finn Harps (First Division)10/07/2010 – Athlone Town 0-1 Finn Harps (First Division)19/04/2011 – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)20/08/2011 – Athlone Town 0-1 Finn Harps (First Division)16/03/2012 – Athlone Town 2-0 Finn Harps (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2012Kevin McHugh – 6 (1 in League Cup)Adam Clarke – 4Thomas McBride – 3Paul McVeigh – 2Blain Curtis – 2Ciaran Coll – 2Paul Simon Tracey – 2Thomas McMonagle – 1Thomas Bonner – 1Matt Harkin – 1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2012 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)07/07/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 3-2 Mervue United (McHugh, McVeigh 2)29/06/2012 – (FD) Limerick 3-0 Finn Harps22/06/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 1-3 Longford Town (Harkin)30/05/2012 – (FD) Salthill Devon 1-5 Finn Harps (Bonner, McBride 2, Coll 2)23/05/2012 – (FC) Derry City 4-0 Finn Harps18/05/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United11/05/2012 – (FD) Wexford Youths 3-0 Finn Harps05/05/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 1-2 Athlone Town (McHugh)27/04/2012 – (FD) Mervue United 3-0 Finn Harps21/04/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 1-3 Limerick (Clarke)14/04/2012 – (FD) Longford Town 1-3 Finn Harps (Tracey, McBride, Curtis)09/04/2012 – (LC) Derry City 4-0 Finn Harps06/04/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 3-0 Salthill Devon (Clarke, McHugh, Curtis)31/03/2012 – (FD) Waterford United 0-2 Finn Harps (Tracey, Waterford o.g.)26/03/2012 – (LC) Finn Harps 2-0 Mayo League (Mayo o.g., McHugh)24/03/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths16/03/2012 – (FD) Athlone Town 2-0 Finn Harps10/03/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 4-3 Mervue United (Clarke, McHugh 2, McMonagle)02/03/2012 – (FD) Limerick 2-1 Finn Harps (Clarke)FD = First Division; LC = League Cup; FC = FAI Cup~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HARPS BOSS HUTTON CHALLENGES PLAYERS TO “GO ON A RUN” was last modified: July 12th, 2012 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:Athlone Townfinn harpslast_img read more