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UAAP Season 80 Preview: UP Fighting Maroons looking for results

first_imgPolice seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES “It’s always in our moniker, that we’re the ‘Fighting Maroons.’ But we’ve been fighting for so long and it’s getting stale. We need results and we need to win,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda’s Fernandez, Bolick, Doliguez, Benilde’s Young suspended for 1 game MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Coach: Bo PerasolLast Season: 5-9 (6th Place)Holdovers: Paul Desiderio, Diego Dario, Javi Gomez de Liaño, Noah WebbAdditions: Juan Gomez de Liaño, Jun ManzoKey Losses: Jett Manuel, Dave MoraldeADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Only in his second year at the helm, Perasol is firm in his belief that for the first time in a long time, UP truly has nowhere to go but up.“That’s really our direction. We aspire to win because I know with my players, they have the capacity, we have the skills, we have the experience to achieve that and dream towards making it to the Final Four,” he said.However, Perasol admitted that from time-to-time, shades of the Fighting Maroons’ old losing habits inevitably resurface. That’s why the mentor is doing everything he can to diffuse the doubts in preparation for this year’s campaign.“There are still remnants of our mindset that we could only go to a certain level, so this is going to be a new territory for us. We’re barging and wanting to be in the Final Four, and for the longest time, I don’t think that is the mindset of our program. It’s easy to say but it’s hard to do with the strong lineups of every team, but we are up to the challenge,” he said.The Fighting Maroons are out to prove that last year’s feel-good story is no fluke.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos 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 For coach Bo Perasol, it’s high time for University of the Philippines to not settle with just fighting but also start winning.And this UAAP Season 80, the Fighting Maroons are setting the bar high.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’“We really would want to enter and barge into the Final Four. That is really our ambition this season,” he said. “It’s going to be really tough for us, but we have to up the ante in terms of what we want to happen with our program. We were able to get five wins last season so we don’t expect to get a lower win-loss slate this coming season. The logical direction for us is to have that Final Four spot.”Cebuano scorer Paul Desiderio will lead the Maroons along with uard Diego Dario and sophomore Javi Gomez de Liaño and promising neophytes Juan Gomez de Liaño and Jun Manzo. View commentslast_img read more

TDI Launches Health Education in 3 Deaf Schools

first_imgA non-governmental organization, Total Dignity Institute (TDI), at the weekend launched its health education pilot project for three deaf schools in Monrovia.The pilot project targeted the Monrovia School of the Deaf, Free Pentecostal Global Mission School of the Deaf and the Hope School of the Deaf of the United Methodist Church.Speaking during the ceremony at the Monrovia School of the Deaf on Old Road, Sinkor, TDI’s team leader George Stewart called on the Liberian government and partners in education to consider a dynamic approach to the issues of deaf students in the country.The TDI boss also lamented the neglect and abandonment demonstrated by the government and partners of deaf students during the Ebola crisis.Awareness programs during the Ebola crisis were on radio, television and newspapers that had no effect on the deaf, Mr. Stewart observed.“I am yet to know where and how messages placed on radio, newspapers and television ever impacted on deaf students and persons in our country when the Ebola virus was killing Liberians,” Mr. Stewart wondered.Most of the messages placed on radio and television throughout the Ebola crisis did not have any space for interpretation to the deaf through sign language, he lamented.He disclosed that there are a little over 50,000 deaf persons in Liberia that need assistance in health, education and economic empowerment.“The TDI is committed to work with marginalized people in our society,” Mr. Stewart asserted.   The TDI official also explained that being deaf does not mean that they do not have the right to life, education, health and other benefits of society.On the global statistics of deaf persons, Mr. Stewart intimated that a little over 360,000,000 people worldwide are in the category.Earlier, the principal of the MSDD on the Old Road, Emmanuel Jacobson, thanked the TDI leadership for considering the school for its health education pilot project.“It is our fervent prayer that our partners will continue to provide funding for the TDI programs,” principal Jacobson pleaded.In his launching statement, TDI’s board chairman Maxwell Whea admonished the students to take advantage of the exercise.Chairman Whea also urged other well-meaning Liberians and partners to render financial assistance to the TDI programs as the pilot phase comes to an end.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man City must learn from Schalke scare – Guardiola

first_img0Shares0000Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City side must learn from their last-gasp 3-2 win at Schalke if they are to go far in Europe © AFP / Odd ANDERSENGELSENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb 21 – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not challenge for this season’s Champions League title unless they learn from their dramatic 3-2 win at Schalke with 10 men on Wednesday.“We will not go far in this competition unless we improve,” said City manager Guardiola. “At the end, the quality of (Leroy) Sane and (Raheem) Sterling made the difference.“The result is incredibly good, but we gave the first two penalties away and the red card, so we are not ready to fight for the Champions League.”City were in real trouble at 2-1 down with 22 minutes left when Nicolas Otamendi was sent off before goals by Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling in the last five minutes swung the last 16 tie back in their favour.Schalke led at the break as the video assistant referee (VAR) twice intervened to award penalties, both converted by Nabil Bentaleb, cancelling out Sergio Aguero’s opener in Gelsenkirchen.Sane, who came on for the last 12 minutes, drilled home a stunning free-kick to equalise and was delighted to score against his old club having joined City from Schalke in 2016.“I wanted to shoot from that position as I have already scored from there and the goal gave us confidence, which set us up to win,” said the Germany international.“We did not get start well, but I’m glad we won and getting three goals away is good.”City still have some work to do in the return leg on March 12 with Fernandinho, who was booked when conceding the second spot-kick, and Otamendi both suspended.– Guardiola backs VAR –Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring Manchester City’s winning goal © AFP / Odd ANDERSENDespite a lengthy delay of over three minutes, after a technical error meant the match referee could not check Otamendi’s handball for the first Schalke penalty, Guardiola said he is a fan of VAR.“The VAR needs time, they will improve, the screen was broken, next time they will be better,” said Guardiola.“I support the technology, because they (referees) need the help.”Guardiola’s main gripe with his side’s heroic display was that they leaked two goals despite Schalke only having two shots on target over 90 minutes.“They hardly shot a goal on target and they got two goals, so we have some work to do,” said the Spaniard.“To go away and score three goals, I am delighted, but it’s not enough at this level.“We gave them the opportunities to be in the game and we have to improve on that.”Overall, the City boss took more positives than negatives from the last-gasp win.“Maybe it will help us, the result is incredible – if you had told me we would score three goals away, I would have signed for that straight away,” said Guardiola.“I’m delighted, we showed personality – but we gave them options to be in the game.”After leading the Premier League leaders and being on the verge of a famous European victory, Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco could barely hide his frustration.“A 3-2 (loss) is definitely disappointing,” said Tedesco, whose Schalke side sit just above the Bundesliga relegation places.“It is important we learn from this.“We made two goals, even if they were penalties.“We just need to be cleverer in certain situations.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Want your business listed on Donegal’s biggest News website for just €4 a week?

first_imgAdvertising with Donegal’s biggest news website isn’t as expensive as you might have first thought.Donegal Daily are now setting up a Sales & Services business directory section which serves the whole of the county and beyond.Unlike your normal business directories, Donegal Daily have decided to limit each category to only 5 businesses e.g only 5 plumbers will be under plumbing. So a first come first serve basis will be implemented. Alongside your business being listed in front of 55,000 daily readers 24/7, we at Donegal Daily will be advertising a different category a week and will promote the 5 businesses within the category. So your business and category will be promoted on average 2-5 times a year by us.We aim to have the business directory the go to place in Donegal if you require sales or services.Our Sales & Services section is live and contains listings, have a look at these listings to get an idea of the information that will be displayed.If you or your business would like to avail of this current fantastic promotional offer please do not hesitate and contact Hugh, as spaces are limited: Hugh on 087 164 1160 ORhughboyle95@gmail.comWant your business listed on Donegal’s biggest News website for just €4 a week? was last modified: July 25th, 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:business directoryDonegal Dailysales & serviceslast_img read more

AT LAST! ‘JOHN DOE’ HOUSE FINALLY RE-POSSESSED

first_imgJohn Doe, aka Daniel Greene has fled the house.GARDAÍ have cleared the Co Donegal house at the centre of an ownership dispute.A couple known as John and Jane Doe – now known to be Daniel and Marieka Green – have vacated the bungalow at Rooskey, Newtowncunningham, following a ‘final warning’ court order at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday. Others believed to have been on the premises are no longer there.Gardaí have now secured the house.The Greens took over the house earlier this year after failing to buy the property.Several judges had signed orders for them to leave; but they had refused.However facing a jail sentence for failing to move, they finally pulled out of the property last night.Judge Petria McDonnell had signed warrants this week making the removal of the Greens final.They still have to appear in court on October 29.The house belonged to the late Rev Sam Reede. It was left in his will to Charles Reede, his brother, who wants to sell the house and donate the proceeds to local charities.AT LAST! ‘JOHN DOE’ HOUSE FINALLY RE-POSSESSED was last modified: October 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:court caseJohn DoeNewtowningcunninghamlast_img read more

DEAL CLOSE? Ex-Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez passes Everton medical – reports

first_img1 Is Sandro Ramirez set to join Everton? Everton are poised to sign Sandro Ramirez from Malaga, after the young Spanish forward reportedly passed a medical at the Premier League club.With top striker Romelu Lukaku set to leave Goodison Park this summer, the Toffees are searching for a new frontman to lead their line.And it appears they may have found their man in 21-year-old Ramirez.The former Barcelona youngster impressed with 14 goals in 21 LaLiga games last season for Malaga – who he joined on a free transfer from the Nou Camp 12 months ago.But after only one full campaign at La Rosaleda, he looks to be on the move with Everton closing in on a deal – which could be formally announced in the coming days.Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is keen to strengthen his attacking options this summer with Lukaku set to leave and the club keen to push on from their seventh-place finish last season.They have already landed a new goalkeeper in Jordan Pickford, who arrived from Sunderland this week for a club-record £30million, and a new midfield dynamo in 24-year-old Dutchman Davy Klaassen, who joined from Ajax for £23.5million.READ MORE: ‘Klaassen’s arrival spells end for Ross Barkley at Everton’Ramirez has been identified as an ideal player to boost Everton’s attack and, due to a release clause in his contract, he could cost the Merseysiders just £5million.Asked about his future earlier in June, including that release clause, the Spain Under-21 international told the Spanish press: It’s true that I have a low clause, but right now I am still a Malaga player and I want to focus on the national team.“There are several clubs interested…[but] I honestly don’t know what my future holds but right now.“I’m focusing on getting ready to train with the group and contribute to helping the national team win the European U21 Championship.”last_img read more

Rio Hondo Prep rolls, 38-7

first_imgBefore Saturday’s Prep League football game even started, Rio Hondo Prep coach Ken Drain had a problem. His starting quarterback, Will Torrico, who has taken almost every snap this season, was sidelined with an injury. Also, the Kares were on the road, playing their league opener against Webb, which was coming off a three-touchdown win last week. Gonzalez’s touchdown passes went to John Collins for 33 yards and Kurt Coulter for 3. Joe Padilla had four catches for 59 yards and Mike Galvan had two receptions for 43 yards. Bill Baumgartner carried the load on the ground, picking up 111 yards on 17 carries. Trevor Finchamp had 49 yards on six carries, including a 28-yard touchdown run. Mike Galvan had two short touchdown runs. Rio Hondo Prep raised its record to 4-1, and Webb dropped to 2-4. The Gonzalez-led Kares offense scored on its first six possessions and seemed to march the ball at will against a Webb defense that quickly tired. Meanwhile, the Kares defense was just as dominant as the offense. But Drain didn’t have to worry for long. Backup quarterback Nick Gonzalez completed 11 of 12 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Rio Hondo Prep rolled over host Webb, 38-7. center_img Finchamp broke through and forced a fumble on the Gauls’ fifth play of the game, Peter Amundson fell on the ball at the Webb 5 and the rout was on. Last week, the Kares defense shut out Maranatha and held the Minutemen to three first downs. Saturday, Webb picked up only two first downs and had 55 yards through three quarters. The Gauls finally broke through in the fourth quarter as Rio Hondo Prep gave up its first points in more than eight quarters. The defending Prep League champion Kares return to action Friday night at home against Flintridge Prep. 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

MAN DAMAGED GARDA’S PRIVATE CAR WHEN HE THREW BOTTLE OF VODKA

first_imgA man caused €356 of damage to an off-duty Garda’s car when he struck it with a bottle of vodka.Rory Gildea, 22 was walking home from a party in Ballybofey when he threw the bottle across a road.Garda Kieran McDermott was driving home after completing his shift when the bottle struck the grill of his car, Letterkenny District Court was told. He contacted his colleagues who quickly arrested Gildea, of Forest View, Ballybofey.Solicitor for Gildea, Mr Kieran Dillon, said his client did not know Garda McDermott but was merely discarding the bottle which accidentally struck the passing car.He said he had never had any dealings with the Garda and was very sorry for the incident.Gildea appeared in court charged with criminal damage, intoxication and using threatening abusive or insulting behaviour.Judge Paul Kelly said the incident could have had very serious consequences for Garda McDermott.Inspector John O’Toole told the court that Gildea, whose partner is expecting a child, has previous convictions for burglary and criminal damage.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until May 25th for a probation report.He warned that he may not be in a position to give the accused community service.“This man has been causing a lot of trouble and he could have caused an accident with very serious consequences,” he said.MAN DAMAGED GARDA’S PRIVATE CAR WHEN HE THREW BOTTLE OF VODKA was last modified: March 20th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Mutyaba, Kaddu sink Bul as KCCA FC go six points clear

first_imgMutyaba celebrates scoring the second goal on Wednesday (Photo by KCCA FC media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA FC 2-0 Bul FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoWednesday, 13-02-2019LUGOGO – KCCA FC moved six points clear at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League with a 2-0 win over Bul FC at Lugogo.A controversial goal by Patrick Kaddu and another off substitute Mike Mutyaba’s left foot were enough to lead the Kasasiros to victory on a warm afternoon at the StarTimes Stadium.In the first half that saw limited goal mouth action, Poloto made a jaw dropping ran behind Bul’s defence but with only Bul keeper, Hannigton Ssebwalunya to beat, the U20 Captain sent his effort straight at the custodian and the ball bounced out for just a corner which would later amount to nothing meaningful.BUL’s close with an attempt of their own but Yunus Sabira’s overhead kick off a Umar Mukobe’s corner went inches wide.KCCA upped the tempo in search of a goal in the second half but they had to wait until the last quarter of the game.Patrick Kaddu opened the score scoring in the 68th minute when he poked his boot onto the ball as Ssebwalunyo’s was bouncing it inside his area and slotted into an empty net.The goal should never have been allowed to stand as the rules of the game stipulate that “the ball is in the goalkeeper’s possession even while bouncing it on the groun” by the day’s referee allowed it anyway.With 10 minutes to play, Mutyaba doubled the hosts’ advantage, tapping in a low cross from the right, to seal a well deserved victory.The win sees KCCA move to 44 points from 19 games, six ahead of second placed Vipers who drew 1-1 away to Tooro United on Tuesday.For Bul, they remain fourth on the log with 30 points, 16 adrift of top spot.In their next assignments, KCCA FC are away to Police while Bul host SC Villa at Njeru. Both games will be played next week.The other game that was played on Wednesday saw Express defeat Nyamityobora 2-0 at Kakyeka.The Red Eagles struck through two January signings, Frank “Zaga” Tumwesigye and Brian Umony who both found the net in the second half.This was Express’s first win in the second round having lost all of their first three games.Comments Tags: Bul FCKCCA FCMike Mutyabapatrick kadduStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetoplast_img read more

SA gets new coastal conservancy

first_imgThe pristine beaches of the Witsand-Soetwater coastal conservancy are to receive greater attention. (Image: Kitespotters) The African Black Oystercatcher, anendangered bird, breeds in this area. (Image: Wikimedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gregg OelofseHead, environmental policy and strategy+27 21 487 2239 or +27 83 940 8143 • Prof Phillip HockeyOystercatcher Conservation Programme +27 21 650 3291RELATED ARTICLES • South Africa protects its oceans • Biggest nature park in the world • Ecotourism reaps rich rewards • Wandering the whale trailJanine ErasmusThe popular and environmentally important Soetwater resort on the Cape peninsula has become the Western Cape province’s newest coastal conservancy.Situated about halfway between Kommetjie and Scarborough on the western side of the peninsula, the area is part of the vast Table Mountain National Park.Soetwater (Afrikaans, meaning “sweet water”) is of tremendous importance in terms of biodiversity, and is home to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. In particular, the endangered African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) breeds on the local beaches, and many caracal and Cape clawless otter have made the area their home.Some of the few remaining functioning coastal ecosystems in the Cape Town region are found here.However, Soetwater is also of socio-cultural importance, as it is a popular camping site that is used extensively, especially by Capetonians, for weekend or holiday getaways.Some communities from the Cape Flats, according to the City of Cape Town, have made it their tradition to camp out at Soetwater during the end-of-year holidays.What also makes the resort a conservation priority is its proximity to the former Witsand (Afrikaans, meaning “white sand”) landfill site. Although the neighbouring site has been closed for over 30 years, old refuse still makes its way to the surface from time to time, blemishing the pristine white sands.The heavy winter rains experienced in the Western Cape during 2009 eroded enough of the Witsand dunes to cause old waste to flow down to the shoreline, where it almost completely covered the beach and washed into the water.Ocean Minded, a brand of beach and surf footwear based in nearby Gordon’s Bay, organised a big clean-up towards the end of November, enlisting nearly 40 volunteers. Some 400 rubbish bags later the area, which is popular with surfers, windsurfers and kite-surfers, regained its unspoilt beauty.Preserving the environmentWaste and biodiversity in the resort area need to be managed in a way that does not compromise the environment or rights of the community.The establishment of a coastal conservancy will address all needs, as responsible camping and related social activities will be encouraged as much as conservation-driven birding and hiking.The new Soetwater-Witsand coastal conservancy was proclaimed at the end of 2009. The protected area stretches from the famous Slangkop lighthouse in Kommetjie for about 10km along the coastline, down to Misty Cliffs near Scarborough.“We would like people to continue using the area they way they like to use it, but within a context where the natural habitats remain functional and healthy,” said Gregg Oelofse of the city’s Environmental Policy and Strategy Unit.In January 2008 the city implemented strict new rules for the use of the resort, much to the disgruntlement of Soetwater regulars. The rules were far too strict for the liking of campers around the peninsula, and they rose up to complain to then-mayor Helen Zille.Campers complained that the prohibition of alcohol and a ban on launching boats, gathering firewood and picking flowers or sour figs, among other regulations, had ruined their fun.Management and maintenanceAt its November 2009 meeting, the city council approved the allocation of R300 000 (US$) as an annual fee to the Kommetjie Environmental Awareness Group (KEAG), which will oversee the management and maintenance of the Witsand-Soetwater coastal conservancy and the Witsand landfill site.KEAG is based on the Imhoff Farm near Kommetjie. The organisation already has a number of ecological projects under its belt, including marine monitoring, the creation of craft out of waste, protecting ocean birds, and conserving the famous Chacma baboons of the Cape peninsula.Half of the annual retainer will come from the city’s Environmental Resource Management Unit, and half from the Solid Waste Department.Soetwater already has its own full-time conservation official, a post that was filled in 2008.A number of improvements have been made since the end of the year, according to the city. The boat ramp has been upgraded and more informative signage has been put up. KEAG has cleared a substantial amount of alien vegetation and human refuse, and reportedly has the landfill site well under control.The Soetwater conservancy will provide at least 2 000 days of employment a year.Saving rare birdsCape Town University’s Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology oversees the oystercatcher conservation programmewhich was established in 1998, in South Africa.The institute says that there are only about 5 000 birds left in the wild, of which about 75% live along South African coasts – some as far as the Eastern Cape. The rest occur along Namibia’s rugged coast up to the northern region of that country.The species is classified as near-threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List.The bird breeds on the coast from November to March, laying its eggs in hollows scratched out of the sand. However, increased human traffic during this peak summer period means that many eggs are destroyed and hatchlings die.In recent years the programme has brought greater understanding of the birds’ movements and conservation needs. The institute has appealed to the public to be extra careful during breeding season by avoiding nests protected by agitated parent birds, controlling their dogs and spreading the word to others.last_img read more