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No Michelle Morente for La Salle in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines—Michelle Morente caused some stir when she left Ateneo and transferred to De La Salle in September 2017. Morente, though, won’t be suiting up at all for the Lady Spikers in women’s volleyball with the defending champions instead slotting in former University of Perpetual Help star Lourdes Clemente in the final lineup for Season 81.Morente represented De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament and her inclusion in the first-semester sport meant that she’s exhausted all her playing years in the UAAP.Clemente, who passed the UAAP’s mandatory eligibility period for a student coming in from the NCAA, meanwhile, will play out her fifth collegiate playing year as a Masters student after graduating with a degree in Tourism at Perpetual.With her collegiate career over, Morente will suit up for F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga to play with former La Salle stars Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Mary Joy Baron who all graduated from the school in 2018.Another player not included in a Season 81 lineup is former U-17 attacker Nicole Magsarile for University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Fighting Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu said Magsarile still has to develop as a more lethal wing hitter and that it would be a waste if she would be included into the Lady Maroons’ Season 81 roster and spending time behind the pecking order of Diana Carlos, Isa Molde, Marian Buitre, Caryl Sandoval, and Roselyn Rosier.Carla Sandoval, the fourth scoring option for University of Santo Tomas, wasn’t included in the Golden Tigresses’ Season 81 lineup but she will play for Foton in the PSL.Toni Rose Basas emerged as Far Eastern University’s second fiddle to Bernadeth Ponns in Season 80 won’t be playing for the Lady Tamaraws this year due to her shoulder injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

‘I’ll Resign If US$25,000 Bribe is Proven’

first_imgMontserrado County District # 4 Representative Henry Fahnbulleh said he is ready to step down from the Legislature, the ruling Unity Party (UP), turn himself to the Police and be handcuffed if it is proven that he received US$25,000 as inducement to resign as National Secretary General of UP in 2010 as alleged in the Global Witness report, ‘The Deceivers.’The lawmaker categorically and publically denied ever receiving US$25,000, voicing that the assertion in the Global Witness report is “misleading, malicious and incorrect.”The Montserrado County Representative’s reaction stems from a May 11 release from Global Witness claiming that on “25 June 2010, Henry Fahnbulleh resigned under pressure from U.P. chairman Varney Sherman the day after the payment of US$25,000 was made.”“Firstly, I didn’t resign on the 25th as stated in the report; I resigned on the 24th without receiving a nickel from anybody – I never,” Rep. Fahnbulleh said.“I even refused a ministerial position and scholarships, because I didn’t want to be induced to resign – I humbly resigned owing to the interventions of the youths, the elders and other people, but not because of money, jobs or scholarships.“I want to inform Liberians that I am ready to resign as Representative, from the UP, be handcuffed and turn myself over to the Police if investigations prove that I received a US$25,000 inducement from the UP as National Secretary General.”Rep. Fahnbulleh expressed his disappointment in Global Witness and the publisher of FrontPage Africa, Rodney Sieh, after a conference with them at his Capitol Building office over his “reasons of quitting the UP Secretary General post.”Meanwhile, Rep. Fahnbulleh has frowned on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the ‘instant establishment’ of an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate former and current senior officials of government for allegedly aiding the private mining company – Sable Mining – to acquire concession rights to the Wologizi Mountain.“Any foreign reports should be first reviewed from context, biases and study; and a formal response is made before the establishment of an investigation team,” Rep. Fahnbulleh said.“And it’s unfortunate to know that the President gives too much relevance to foreign reports than domestic reports, because there are many reports of corruption from the LACC and GAC, that the President did not establish committees to investigate.”Meanwhile, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, on Monday, in a press release, dismissed Global Witness’s allegation that he received US$75, 000.Rejecting the investigative task force set up by the President, Speaker Tyler said he would only submit to an independent investigation of the allegations raised by the Global Witness report.Subsequently, the Speaker has joined Cllr. Varney Sherman in not submitting to the Cllr. Fonati Koffa Committee.However, Montserrado County Representative Henry Fahnbulleh said he would submit to any investigative committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

McKinnon retains El Dorado Steel Challenge Cup title

first_imgVeteran deadeye Ryan McKinnon’s form at the range for 2018 continued, and saw him copping the prestigious El Dorado Trading Cup is a Challenge Trophy following last Saturday’s 4th Anniversary Steel Challenge.Some of the GSSF members commemorate its Fourth AnniversaryThe Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) President outclassed a number of top shooters to successfully defend his title during the Foundation’s Anniversary commemoration shoot.The first match tournament in 2015 saw McKinnon winning the title, and after three tough stages this past weekend at the Timehri Rifle Ranges, the top gun again delivered, as he mastered Outer Limits, Speed Option, and Pendulum categories.With safety and efficiency in mind, the match administrators placed the shooters into two squads, thereby shooting two separate stages simultaneously. The first stage, named “Outer Limits”, was shot for the first time in Guyana, and involved the shooters moving from one box to another.The remaining stages were all shot from a stationary position. The second stage, named “Pendulum,” saw targets set at closer distances but in somewhat of a tricky arrangement, which caused shooters to engage them in random order as they each felt was best.Stage three, named “Speed Option,” caused both the shooter’s trigger finger action and their heartbeat to accelerate as they engaged the various targets set in a challenging layout.Shooters competed in two divisions: Production and Limited; and as shooters completed each stage, their score sheets were submitted to the Stats Officer, Dr Pravesh Harry, who computed scores in specialised software designed for the sport.Mr. Andrew Phang, GSSF’s Board Director, presented the trophies for the match. After putting up a fleeting total time for all three stages in the match, which amounted to 70.32 seconds, undefeated Challenge Cup winner and Guyana’s top handgun shooter McKinnon left the range with more bragging rights, as he emerged victorious.The Foundation head managed to ward off some stiff competition from the likes of seasoned shooter Rajiv Latchana, who finished second, and the consistent John Phang, who came in third place.Also present at the Range was Captain of the Handgun Section of the Guyana NRA, Mr. Dale Hing, and other Guyana NRA participants. McKinnon acknowledged the attendance of the Guyana NRA participants, and indicated that he looks forward to continued increased participation and collaboration.Match Director Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon conveyed thanks to El Dorado Trading for the continuous sponsorship of this Annual Steel Challenge Match. She commended the Range Master, Range Officers, Stats Officer and shooters for ensuring the efficiency and safety standard with which the match was run.The GSSF further extended gratitude to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Acting Commissioner Ramnarine, the OC, TSU and the ranks of the GPF Armoury and TSU. Additional thanks are extended to Brigadier Patrick West and the GDF for the use of their range facility at Timehri.Limited Division Results:1st – Ryan McKinnon (Time: 70.32)2nd – Rajiv Latchana (Time: 76.86)3rd – John Phang (Time: 80.90)Production Division:1st – Michael Blake (Time: 107.49)2nd – Aleemul Ali (Time: 116.90)3rd – Bhageshwar Murli (Time: 169.80)last_img read more

Afghans say U.S. fired shots at civilians

first_imgBARIKAW, Afghanistan – An explosives-rigged minivan crashed into a convoy of Marines that U.S. officials said also came under fire from militant gunmen Sunday. As many as 10 people were killed and 34 wounded as the convoy made a frenzied escape, and injured Afghans said the Americans fired on civilian cars and pedestrians as they sped away. U.S. officials said militant gunfire may have killed or injured civilians, but wounded Afghans and Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said most of the bullets were American. Hundreds of angry Afghans protested near the blast site, denouncing the U.S. presence. As the Americans fled, they treated every person and vehicle along the busy, tree-lined highway as a potential attacker, said Mohammad Khan Katawazi, the district chief of Shinwar in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. “I saw them (Americans) turning and firing in this direction, then turning and firing in that direction,” said Ahmed Najib, a 23-year-old hit by a bullet in his right shoulder. “I saw a farmer shot by the Americans.” Lt. Col. David Accetta, the top U.S. military spokesman in Afghanistan, said gunmen may have fired on U.S. forces at numerous points during the escape. He said it was not yet clear how the casualties happened, though he left open the possibility that U.S. forces had shot civilians. The accusation that U.S. forces killed or wounded so many Afghans was expected to cause an uproar in a country in which an untold number of civilians have been killed by international forces since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pleaded repeatedly for Western troops not to harm civilians, and in December he wept during a speech lamenting civilian deaths at the hands of foreign forces. Nine witnesses – including five hospitalized Afghans recuperating from bullet wounds – told The Associated Press that U.S. forces fired indiscriminately along at least six miles of one of eastern Afghanistan’s busiest highways – a route often filled not only with cars and trucks, but also Afghans on foot and on bicycles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea edge past Inter Milan on penalties

first_img0Shares0000Pedro scored for the second pre-season game in a row having hit the winner in a 1-0 victory over Perth Glory © AFP / VALERY HACHENICE, France, Jul 28 – Chelsea beat Inter Milan 5-4 on penalties as goalkeeper Willy Caballero saved from Milan Skriniar in the shootout following a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the International Champions Cup.Spain international Pedro struck after just eight minutes in Nice, slotting in a rebound after Inter keeper Samir Handanovic saved from a lively Alvaro Morata. It was a second goal in as many games for Pedro, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday, after he netted the winner in Monday’s 1-0 victory over Perth Glory in Australia.Inter levelled early in the second half through Roberto Gagliardini, whose drilled shot proved too much for Argentina’s Caballero after fellow half-time substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko gave the ball away.New Chelsea signing Jorginho nearly won it with a curling effort that forced Handanovic into a fine sprawling stop, while Tammy Abraham couldn’t hit the target as he tried to steer home an Emerson cross.Twenty-year-old Argentine Lautaro Martinez, who joined Inter from Racing Club at the start of July, almost snatched a winner for the Italians in stoppage time when his sharp first-time strike was well kept out by Caballero.Caballero, who was dropped at the World Cup following a 3-0 group stage loss to Croatia, saved from Skriniar with his legs in the shootout before Cesar Azpilicueta converted the decisive spot-kick.Chelsea play Premier League rivals Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday before wrapping up their pre-season campaign at home to Lyon on August 7, two days after facing Manchester City in the Community Shield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sunderland defensive target plays down exit talk

first_img1 Maxi Pereira Sunderland have not ended their interest in signing Uruguay defender Maxi Pereira this summer, despite the sacking of his fellow countryman Gus Poyet as manager.But any success in landing the 30-year-old Benfica star will depend on the north east club staying in the Premier League and persuading him to leave Portugal.Pereira insists he is not looking beyond the end of this season and stated: “I’m happy in Portugal, playing in a competitive and very good league.“I’m not worried about my future. I just think in the present and then we’ll see.”last_img read more

Valencia star stalling on new deal amid interest from Manchester United

first_imgManchester United have been given renewed hope of signing long-term target Sofiane Feghouli after it emerged that the player is stalling on contract talks with Valencia.Feghouli had hinted he is open to staying at the Mestalla beyond this season but Valencia are reluctant to meet his increased wage demands.According to AS, Feghouli has requested a salary of around £3.1m a year, which Valencia simply cannot afford if they are to keep in line with the financial fair play rule, so a move now looks on the cards for the Algerian.United tried to sign the winger last summer but could land the player on a free at the end of the season should his talks with Valencia fail to progress. 1 Sofiane Feghouli last_img read more

Friday Letters to the Editor

first_imgU.S. successes ignored In Wednesday’s Letters to the Editor, Timothy Cavanaugh made it clear he does not trust President Bush. Let’s assume The Washington Post article he referred to is correct and that Iran did halt its nuclear weapons program in 2003. Now a brief summary of what happened in 2003: We removed Saddam Hussein in a relatively short time, something Iran couldn’t do in eight years of war. Libya quickly saw the light and voluntarily gave up its weapons of mass destruction programs. So with the best military next door and accomplishing something they couldn’t in years of war, maybe the saber rattling encouraged Iran to give up its weapons program. So we have had a lot of saber rattling against Iran and not a single bomb dropped. Sorry, Mr. Cavanaugh, but it looks like “President Bush and his gang of government thugs” have stabilized a region predominantly Muslim, making the prospect of a peaceful life attainable. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champUnlike many others, I do believe that with the proper support our military cannot lose any war it is asked to fight. – AL MENDOZA Torrance New features welcomed I have intended for many weeks to tell you how much I like the changes to the Daily Breeze. The Daily Briefing helps me decide which articles I want to peruse more deeply, and the Take Out page is a big help in planning activities. My Turn is quite interesting and often amusing, and I wish Charles Kray good health to write many more. Steve Baldwin’s column is a favorite and even though In The Sky is a tiny addition to the weather page, I love being able to spot a planet in the sky and actually know which one it is! Thank you for printing a weekly TV schedule on Sunday so I can study the possibility of finding something worthwhile to watch. I enjoy your comics pages as a relief after the often horrendous news section and is there any paper anywhere that offers so many puzzles? Keep up the good work and happy holidays to you all. – ELEANOR VAN NATTA Rancho Dominguez Single-payer plan works I was struck by Dr. Lawrence W. Kneisley’s Dec. 6 letter, in which he points out that health care is not a right, or rather not a universal right in the United States. I was recruited to come to the United States to work in the defense industry by the U.S. government, so I have always had health care coverage as part of my employment. Consequently, it has never been an issue for me. In my native Australia, they have adopted the principle that the government exists to provide those necessary services to citizens who cannot provide for themselves; Australians voted democratically to introduce universal single-payer health care about 60 years ago. Many other democratic countries in Europe did the same. In Australia, most doctors, including general practitioners, start their professional lives by buying into the established practice of an elderly doctor nearing retirement, or by joining an established clinic. Consequently, they are not government employees, but independent businessmen, and the health care plan is thus not socialized medicine. But the federal government does pay the bills, using tax revenues. The countries that have universal health care experience several advantages: Their citizens get more medical services per capita, but at a fraction of the per-capita costs in the United States. Their citizens are healthier, e.g., they experience a greater birth survival rate, fewer cases of serious adult diseases and higher life expectancy. Recently, Europeans have surpassed Americans in height for the first time, a phenomenon attributed, in part, to their better health care. Another advantage citizens of these countries enjoy: There is no exemption for pre-existing conditions. In summary, in the United States, as Dr. Kneisley observes, health care is not currently a universal right. But this is because the voting citizens have not yet voted to make it so. – ROBERT PALMER Redondo Beach Mall has holiday spirit I would like to tell a true holiday story brought about by the good people of the South Bay Galleria Management Co. My sister, who is disabled and on public assistance, called me in tears. Her budget would not provide a present for my 12-year-old nephew. This 12-year-old cares for his mother by hauling groceries from the store in a wagon, cleaning the house and helping with laundry and dishes, while maintaining good grades. Not knowing how I could help this deserving child at the holidays, I contacted the South Bay Management to see if they had a holiday gift-giving program. Without blinking an eye, the South Bay Galleria contacted me immediately and gave my nephew a free shopping trip to get the holiday gifts of his choice. His eyes were wide and fixed on games he thought he would never be able to have. I wish to offer a special “Thank you” to the good people at the Galleria for giving in the true spirit of the holidays to a child they didn’t know who truly was in need of someone to care. – S. GARCIA Redondo Beach 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Turkish giants willing to offer £3m-rated Arsenal man first team football

first_imgFenerbahce are trying to thrash out a deal with Arsenal for goalkeeper David Ospina.The Colombian is reportedly ready to leave north London in the summer after becoming frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities.Ospina is second choice to Petr Cech and he is concerned he could fall further down the pecking order when Wojciech Szczesny returns from his loan spell at Roma.The Poland international is apparently eager to come back to the Emirates and fight for his place.That has left Opsina considering his future and, according to Fanatik, Fenerbahce are now negotiating with the Gunners to offer him a way out.The Turkish giants are looking to spend around £3m to sign the 28-year-old, who joined the Premier League club in 2014.Fenerbahce have informed the goalkeeper he will be guaranteed first-team football ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Russia should he sign on the dotted line. David Ospina: The 28-year-old makes a save during Arsenal v Man City last month 1last_img read more


first_imgIt is an event only established some 2 years ago the thinking back then being a women’s only 5k running for a particular charity linked to and supported by Donegal Co Co and traditionally launched by the Lord Mayor incumbent who is of course on this occasion Frank Mc Brearty.This year the charity is Breast Cancer Care ,the venue Finn Valley Centre Stranorlar, the start time 11am this Sunday. Some 300/ 400 are expected many having already pre registered at alternatively enter on the day before 10-30 at the Athletic Club .  DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K IN TWIN TOWNS THIS SUNDAY was last modified: April 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K IN TWIN TOWNS THIS SUNDAYlast_img read more