Lady Maroons out to prove they can compete even sans Bersola, Tiamzon

first_imgFilipinos 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines hitter Isa Molde had her share of the limelight as one of the focal points of the Lady Maroons.She made immediate impact for UP back in Season 78 when she won Rookie of the Year, but in her two years with the Lady Maroons there were always the seniors watching over her and the team.ADVERTISEMENT “It was like an achievement for us to play against them after all they were always there for us in UP,” said Molde, who finished with 15 points. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer NLEX downs Alaska behind Fuller’s 30-20, Alas’ stellar game IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation But Wednesday, Molde had to face her former mentors Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.Molde said the game was an opportunity to prove that the Lady Maroons are still just as capable as they move on from their departure.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’“I think we’re trying to prove that we can stand on our own even without them guiding us,” said Molde after losing to Bersola and Tiamzon’s BanKo Perlas 30-28, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18 at Filoil Flying V Centre.Molde added that holding their own against them was of “achievement” for the younger players. MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Romero Duno KOs Mexican foe in first round

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Duno wasted no time in pummeling his foe, unloading a bevy of combinations that Cruz had no answer to.“That was our plan, to finish the match in three to four rounds,” he told ABS-CBN Sports in Filipino.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 folk“When I stepped into the ring, I got excited and I didn’t imagine that it would end that fast.”The win improved Duno’s record to 16-1, with 14 knockouts. He has now won his last seven fights. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Former Purefoods point guard Ulysses ‘Buboy’ Tanigue passes away MOST READcenter_img SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Romero Duno (R) of the Philippines lands a right hand to the head of Yardley Armenta during their lightweight bout at The Forum on January 27, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPFilipino Romero Duno bolstered his stock after making quick work of Yardley Armenta Cruz of Mexico on Sunday (Manila time) at the Forum in Los Angeles.The General Santos native knocked out Cruz at the 1:01 mark of the first round in their lightweight bout.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

US military donate suicide prevention literature to GDF

first_imgThe United States (US) military on Wednesday donated a series of literature on suicide prevention in theUS Military’s Liaison Officer, Captain Christopher Hill presents the donation to GDF Welfare Officer, Captain Deon Heyligarmilitary to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).The books which were donated focus on training standards, Leaders’ Guide to Suicide Prevention and a series of pamphlets and information on warning signs and risk factors of suicide.The donation was made after a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) conducted by the Florida Army National Guard in early March, saw personnel from the Guyana Defence Force participating in sessions aimed at developing a tactical programme that applies to military operations, regarding suicide prevention and Force resilience.The US Military’s Liaison Officer, Captain Christopher Hill during the handing over ceremony said that the donation was made by the Military after the SMEE, so as to aid the GDF in preventing and dealing with the issue of suicide which has become more prominent in the Guyanese society.“During that training there was a lot of new material and suicide is a big issue and we wanted to expand on what was learnt during those sessions,” he explained.He also stated that the United States Ambassador Perry Holloway has taken it upon himself to ensure that Guyana’s capacity for suicide prevention is improved.Meanwhile, GDF Welfare Officer, Captain Deon Heyligar in accepting the donation expressed appreciation for the thoughtful initiative.“This information will go a far way in helping us to boost the knowledge of our soldiers,” she posited.Captain Heyligar stated that the US Army and GDF share a great relationship, particularly as it relates to information sharing from a welfare perspective.It was pointed out that the Guyana Defence Force effective suicide prevention requires everyone in the Unit to be aware of the risk factors for suicide and know how to effectively respond to such; and Commanders, Non Commissioned Officers and Supervisors all play an integral part in this regard.last_img read more

Kwakwani residents benefit from medical outreach

first_imgHundreds of residents from the riverine community of Kwakwani, Upper Berbice River, on Saturday benefited from a medical outreached organised by Chinese logging company Rong-An Inc, in collaboration with the 14th Chinese Medical Brigade and the Kwakwani Neighbourhood Democratic Council.A resident getting her blood sugar level testedOn hand to attend to the residents were the 14 specialists from the Chinese team, offering services in Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Gynaecology, Plastic Surgery, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is the third such outreach organised by the logging company for Kwakwani residents.Some of the residents seeking to access the services of the medical teamNDC Chair Juanita Leacock said the NDC decided to collaborate with Rong-An Inc because they are aware of the plight of the residents. Most residents are at home with various illnesses which are being left untreated.“Sometimes we get the problem with doctors; but right now we have the General Medicine Doctors, but we don’t have the equipment for the other services. In terms of giving of the service, they (the doctors) are limited to some (extent), and that forces persons to go out of Kwakwani to seek treatment in some specialised fields,” she explained.“It is our hope, at the end of this event, that the residents here would go home satisfied with the service they received, and the treatment as well. We did this so that they can go home and rest assured that they got the specialised services then needed, as well as the care that is lacking,” Leacock added.Of the 6000-plus residents of Kwakwani, over 250 of them packed the venue of the outreach to receive medical attention.Captain of the Chinese Medical team, Dr Jiansong Shen, expressed gratitude to the residents of Kwakwani for allowing the medical team to provide service within their community. He said the team is committed to helping the residents of Guyana and improve the level of health care delivered.The medical team also presented a number of medical supplies to the Kwakwani Hospital to aid improved service delivery.Meanwhile, the assistant to Rong-An Inc’s Managing Director, Sara Huang, said the company is delighted to host the third of such outreaches. Explaining that it is a part of their corporate social responsibility, she said the company has a very close working relationship with the community, and for the past few years, has been working collaboratively on the development of Kwakwani.“We have been conducting continuous maintenance and repairs on the 113km Unamco Road, which has brought convenience and contributed a lot, not only for the logging operations but also the various economic activities. We have assisted in building and repairing the Kwakwani Park Road for the community, and we donated to the various sporting and educational activities; so we also really appreciated the support from the community for the company,” Huang related.She noted that the medical team is attached to the Georgetown Public Hospital, and its members would have committed to returning to the village to offer additional services and follow-up medication. The team members use their extra time to volunteer in various communities, offering various services to the residents.Huang said that as a part of their CSRP, the company is committed to ensuring that Guyana is a better place.Kwakwani residents expressed appreciation at being serviced by the medical specialists, since it is not quite often that these services are available within their community.“I feel really good about it, because when you go to the hospital you really don’t get much help, because you don’t have that doctor for your problem. I have an ear problem, and they looked at it and give me some medication and then tell me to do an ear scan. I will have to do that, but I am happy with the service they provided. It was good,” resident Abiola Alphonso indicated.Another resident, Natasha James, said her baby was running a fever, and he was able to be looked after by the pediatrician and given the treatment. She said she is grateful for the medical team’s visit, and urged them to visit more than once per year.last_img read more

Regional Chairman invites investors to Region 10

first_img“We are open for business in terms of persons who are interested in investing in our agricultural sector in Region 10.”These were the sentiments of Regional Chairman Renis Morian, who issued a passionate plea for persons at home or abroad to invest within the Region.He said that the opportunities were significant and noted the importance of persons grabbing the opportunities immediately. He noted that while Region 10 has traditionally been, and continues to be, viewed as a mining community, there were opportunities within the agricultural sector to aid in food production and reduce the cost for food.“This is critically important as it would help in reducing our food bill, thus bettering the community,” the Regional Chairman said.“We at the Region are inviting persons who may be reading about this to come forward as we are prepared and ready to have people investing in this initiative,” Morian said.He disclosed that the land that has been made available is 4500 acres stressing that there is adequate land for all those who have an interest.He noted that there were a number of persons who live overseas that have expressed interest in investing in Guyana and for this reason, he said he has been pushing Region 10, noting that given the vast available land, he was inviting them to invest.“I want everyone to know that Region 10 is open to invest in agriculture; therefore, all can apply as we have adequate land for persons to develop the region,” the Regional Chairman said.He revealed that the Lands and Surveys Commission has already surveyed the land, stressing that everything has been put in place so that the Region can begin distribution.“We have 4500 acres available so what I am advising persons to [do is] apply and while the application is being made to Lands and Surveys department, the approval is granted from the Regional Chairman’s office in Region 10,” Morian stated.He, however, expressed grave concerns over the questionable processing of applications. The Regional Chairman said that a number of applications are coming to his office for his approval and signature, but these applications only have the amount of land and location.This, he explained, is cause for concern, stressing that one person can have several pieces, because there is no way of identifying who the lands would have been given to.“These applications do not have no name just the location and amount, and I have refused to sign those because what I have discovered often times coming from Lands and Surveys is that there is duplicity, as there are times when one person’s name appeared thrice and we have had to send it back to them,” he added.He noted that the current system allowed for mismanagement and corruption, declaring that under his stewardship, these acts would not be entertained.“I am not putting my signature to those applications like that without the critical details as I don’t want trouble and nobody will case me to get into any trouble,” the evidently frustrated Regional Chairman said.The Regional Chairman in reiterating his invitation urged all who may be interested to contact his office or the Lands and Surveys department, noting that irrespective of the crop or size of land desired, they would be considered.last_img read more

East La Penitence man fatally stabbed by wife in US

first_imgA Guyanese man was stabbed to death in his home in Boston, United States, by his wife during an argument on Friday morning.Dead is Collis Edwards of 88 Wensley Street, Roxbury, and formerly of East La Penitence, Georgetown.Dead: Collis EdwardsReports are that the Police were called to the man’s house by his mother who told detectives that her son was stabbed to the chest by his wife. The couple was reportedly engaged in a heated argument when the woman went into the kitchen, collected a knife and dealt the man one blow to the chest.Upon their arrival at the apartment, the Police saw the man lying on the floor with a single stab wound to his chest. They immediately took him to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.The 32-year-old woman of Brooklyn, New York, has since been charged for the murder. The woman was examined and appeared to be suffering from very serious mental health issues. She is due back in court on October 27.Only late September, a Guyanese woman was fatally stabbed by her estranged husband whom she had cut ties some two months ago.Hannah Donald, 47, was rushed to the hospital with multiple stab wounds to her chest, arm and neck, following an argument with her husband at her E 17 Street near Dorchester Rd, Brooklyn home.According to reports, the woman’s 58-year-old husband was taken into custody. It was also reported that the now dead woman had cut all ties with her husband following severe abuse.last_img read more

Encana Events Centre ready to get extreme

first_imgThe new tour has taken fans by storm, providing a show full of death defying stunts, big tricks and heart-stopping excitement.Headliner Keith Sayers, the self-proclaimed “godson of Evel Knievel”, will be joined by an all-star cast of extreme FMX riders that will blow fans away.Sayers’ support cast includes veteran X Games Snow Mobile champion Heath Frisby, professional quad rider Cody Elkins and a slew of BMX riders.- Advertisement -Doors open at 6 p.m. with the action beginning at 7.Tickets can be purchased at the Tiger Box Office Plus, Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, 1-877-339-8499 or online.last_img

United subs Rashford, Fellaini sink Leicester

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (L) vies with Swansea City’s Alfie Mawson during their match in Swansea, south Wales on August 19 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 26 – Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini struck to maintain Manchester United’s 100 percent start to the Premier League season in a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.Rashford, dropped to the bench to make way for Anthony Martial, turned in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner in the 70th minute, less than three minutes after coming on. Fellaini added a late second from Jesse Lingard’s cross-shot to send Jose Mourinho’s side back to the top of the table after Huddersfield Town briefly overtook them by drawing with Southampton earlier in the day.But it looked as if they would be denied when Kasper Schmeichel made a superb penalty save from Romelu Lukaku early in the second half.The Leicester goalkeeper, son of former United great Peter Schmeichel, dived to his right to push away Lukaku’s kick.The home side began full of confidence, threatening in the opening minute as Leicester captain Wes Morgan blocked a shot from Mkhitaryan after good build-up play down the United right.Craig Shakespeare’s side had to work hard to withstand that early pressure, with Morgan at full stretch in central defence alongside new England squad member Harry Maguire.United, though, continued to press, with Juan Mata unlucky to have a goal ruled out for a marginal offside in the 18th minute.Paul Pogba’s cross was cleared unconvincingly by Maguire and Lukaku turned on the edge of the area to hit a shot that Mata followed up to sweep in after Schmeichel had parried.Assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis raised his flag, but Mata looked to have been level with the Leicester back line as Lukaku let fly.Fired by that perceived injustice, United went close twice in quick succession.– Mahrez menaces –First Pogba half-volleyed Martial’s outswinging cross just wide at the far post and then Schmeichel dived athletically to his right to paw away a bending Mata shot.Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini eyes the ball during their match against Real Madrid on August 8 © AFP / ARMEND NIMANIShinji Okazaki had a half-chance for Leicester at the other end, with David de Gea gathering his low shot from Jamie Vardy’s knock-down.But United continued to look the more dangerous side, with Pogba hitting a fierce 30-yard shot that flew just wide.Schmeichel was alert to gather Martial’s snapshot from 20 yards, before beating away a Pogba effort and then watching another drive from the France midfielder whizz by his right-hand post.Having been well protected by his defenders in the first half, Schmeichel was inspired to keep the game goalless when United were awarded a penalty in the seventh minute of the second half.Leicester’s former United right-back Danny Simpson was adjudged to have handled Martial’s driven cross from the left, but Schmeichel flung himself to his right to push away Lukaku’s spot-kick.That gave the visitors the confidence to be a little more adventurous, with winger Riyad Mahrez cutting in from the right and driving a ball to the near post that De Gea kicked away.Mahrez, repeatedly linked with a move away from Leicester, began to carry more of a threat, scuffing one shot wide and then breaking onto a pass by substitute Demarai Gray to deliver a dangerous cross.But 20 minutes from the end, Rashford diverted in Mkhitaryan’s right-wing corner on the volley, with Schmeichel only able to push it into the roof of the net.Victory was secured in the 82nd minute as Fellaini diverted in fellow substitute Lingard’s cross, despite replays suggesting he had been offside.The visitors almost pulled one back in stoppage time, but De Gea reacted well to turn away Andy King’s close-range shot. Lukaku then blazed over at the other end.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chinese fans round on ‘rat’ Tevez after holiday barb

first_imgHe brought his Chinese nightmare to a premature end when he returned to Boca Juniors earlier this month and on Monday joked with Argentine television channel TyC Sports: “It’s fine because I was on holiday for seven months.”That prompted an outpouring of anger on Chinese social media, with fans of a number of Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs rounding on the man often disparagingly labelled “very homesick boy” in the Asian country.“Football hooligan, please get your arse out and never return to China again. Scum,” wrote one on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.“I wonder if there is anyone more shameless than him,” added another.Tevez missed half of Shenhua’s CSL games injured, out of form or out of shape, and when he did play he failed to justify his hefty pay cheque, scoring just four league goals.As well as hitting out at Tevez, whose previous clubs include Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, Chinese fans also said Shenhua should take same of the blame.“After looking at Tevez’s interview my heart as a Chinese football fan is again deeply hurt,” wrote another on Weibo.“While we are chasing Tevez like a rat crossing the street, China’s (football) managers should also do some good self-reflection.”In contrast, Tevez has been warmly welcomed back for his third stint at Boca and has a supporter in Argentine great Diego Maradona.“He filled Santa’s sack with dollars and came back to Boca,” Maradona was quoted as saying by Argentine TV earlier this month.Shenhua, who are keen to draw a line under the Tevez fiasco, declined to comment.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Carlos Tevez missed half of Shenhua’s CSL games injured, out of form or out of shape, and when he did play he failed to justify his hefty pay cheque, scoring four league goals © AFP / Chandan KHANNASHANGHAI, China, Jan 17 – Furious Chinese football fans branded Carlos Tevez shameless and “a rat” on Wednesday after the Argentine striker described his ill-fated spell at Shanghai Shenhua as a “holiday for seven months”.The 33-year-old struggled for form and fitness during a disastrous stint in China, where he was among the best-paid players in the world on a reported weekly salary of 730,000 euros.last_img read more

Trojans’ run may continue next year

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson As good as the Trojans are now, they’re very young, with only 10 seniors listed on their two-deep depth chart for the Rose Bowl eight starters and two second-stringers. That means there’ll be a lot of experienced players returning even if tailbacks Bush and White, offensive tackle Justice, safety Bing and wide receiver Smith decide to go to the NFL. They have until Jan. 15 to decide. Bing and Smith are the best bets to return. Should Bing come back, it’s possible he’ll be switched to tailback, having performed impressively during a couple of practices at the position three weeks ago when Bush and White were in New York NY attending the Heisman Trophy ceremony Bush as a finalist, White to capture the experience. “Next year’s going to be a great year for ‘SC football again,” said linebacker Dallas Sartz, who gets a do-over as a senior because he sustained a season-ending shoulder injury early in the second game of this season. What if the likes of Bush, White, Justice, Bing and Smith leave? “Then we’ll have good people filling in for them,” Sartz said. “I wouldn’t expect a drop-off, really. I wouldn’t expect the coach to let that happen. The way coach Carroll’s philosophy is, it’s tougher on the practice field than on Saturdays.” A week before his No. 1 Trojans play No. 2 Texas in the Rose Bowl, Carroll agreed to a five-year contract extension. “He’s sitting so great at that university. What he’s done with that program is unprecedented,” said Anthony Davis, a star tailback at USC from 1972-74. “If he ever calls on me, I’m there. He’s a diamond, I’ll tell you.” Should the Trojans beat the Longhorns on Wednesday in a matchup of 12-0 teams, it will give them a 35-game winning streak and an unprecedented three straight national championships heading into next season. USC will have a new quarterback because Leinart, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner and a three-year starter, is graduating. Third-year sophomore John David Booty, who has been watching, waiting and learning for three years, will compete with highly regarded freshman Mark Sanchez for the job. Possibilities at tailback besides Bing are Hershel Dennis, Michael Coleman, Desmond Reed and Chauncey Washington. And that doesn’t include any incoming freshmen. Dennis started in 2003 ahead of then-freshmen Bush and White. Like Sartz, he has one year of eligibility remaining. “It’s always tough to lose key players,” Sartz said. “There’s a lot of talent here, and the new guys will certainly help. Coach Carroll tells new guys they’re going to be playing, and they will. None of our linebackers redshirted this year.” If the Trojans beat Texas, they’ll have a chance to tie the record 47-game winning streak achieved by Oklahoma from 1953-57 by winning their 12 regular-season games next fall. “This is what we pointed to, really, 12 months ago,” Carroll said of his team qualifying for the national championship game in the Rose Bowl. If Carroll is saying the same thing a year from now, the Trojans will be on the verge of making history. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Leinart will leave after the Rose Bowl and a lot of his USC teammates might follow him. Yet even if stars such as Reggie Bush, LenDale White, Winston Justice, Darnell Bing and Steve Smith pass up their final year of eligibility to turn pro, don’t expect USC to falter anytime soon. “They’ll be good whether I’m here next year or not,” Justice said. That seems likely for several reasons first and foremost the man at the top, coach Pete Carroll, who has guided USC to a 48-3 record since the start of the 2002 season. last_img read more