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NCAA volleyball: Benilde stops Mapua to boost Final Four chances

NCAA volleyball: Benilde stops Mapua to boost Final Four chances

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 The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, wrapped up their campaign with a 0-9 record.Benilde head coach Arnold Laniog used the game against to give exposure to some of their bench players heading into the Final Four.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“Our target today was to perform what we did in practice and also to improve in the areas we need to master if we want to go further,” said Laniog in Filipino. “And we gave a chance to some of our players to feel what it’s like playing in front of a crowd.”Chelsea Umali, Felicia Cui, Claire Sarmiento, and Ellaine Dolorito played significant minutes in the win but Rachel Austero and Ranya Musa led the Lady Blazers with 12 and 10 points, respectively. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Patria Pena, Lorraine Barias, and Katrina Racelis all had five points to lead Mapua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next St. Benilde Lady Blazers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBenilde strengthened its bid for a Final Four spot after stomping down Mapua in straight sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-17, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Blazers, who still have a game left in their schedule, improved to 5-3 and tied Jose Rizal University at fourth seed as the end of the elimination round nears.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

A Glance at the Babishai International Poetry Festival

A Glance at the Babishai International Poetry Festival

first_imgMonrovia – I touched down at the Entebbe International Airport located about 41 kilometers from Kampala in the early morning hours and was set to attend the Babishai Niwe International Poetry Festival as a guest from Liberia. Babishai is a coined word from Hebrew (Abishai with a B infront, coined with Niwe, a Runyakirara from Western Uganda that translates as ‘Creating with you’ or ‘Creating together’).Several poets from across the continent were expected to descend on Kampala for the same event. Also, there was Writivism Festival that also brought writers from across the continent and beyond to tell stories, hold performances, film display, panel discussions and light the candle of an arts theater right in the chest of Kampala at the Uganda Museum. I was in the right place! My first job that evening was to lead a panel discussion on the Babishai 2016 Poetry shortlist at the Femrite office in Kampala. Femrite is the organization of Uganda female journalists. Five poets made the shortlist and the discussion began with a steam that ended in a flame of ideas bursting out of the pot of vibrant African brains that the continent needs to tap and harness. There were five amazing pieces that made it challenging for the panel discussion to lift, feel, speak to and allow the judges to select a winner. The winning piece by the Kenyan poet Sanya Noel took a special place in my heart. On “What we would have called you if you had lived,” the writer tried to epitomize ‘Maggie’ as a kid with epilepsy and how other kids wished they also were like Maggie to avoid corporal punishment and other physical activities in school. I stunned my East African audience when I told them that Liberia was not colonized and out of desperation, some citizens wished we were, judging from infrastructural development in other parts of Africa that were colonized, perhaps as a good product of colonization, so to speak. Liberia, however, got her sort of colonization from the defunctAmerican Colonization Society (A private philanthropic body based in the US).Looking across our circle of discussants, I could see the fire buried under a stool of African voices the world can’t afford to ignore. Peter Kagayi, Harriet Anena, Magunga Williama, Rosey Sembatya, a Ugandan academic, Isaac Kiiza Tibasiima, to name a few. Peter emphasized that writers should be allowed to write, just write; I could feel the nostalgia in his voice, finding a place to lay itshead. Later that evening at the Uganda Museum, Harriet Anena performed ‘I bow for my boobs,’ a display of one of her pieces from her bundle of flame debut ‘A nation in labor.’ I left the panel discussion with a reminder that I was in Kampala, ‘The pearl of Africa’; what a welcome!The festival kicked off with several reflective discussions, including exploring the possibility of a poetry caravan across Africa. It’s a great possibility, but Africans must look inward and ask some hard questions. There is Anglophone and Francophone Africa, South Saharan Africa and Xenophobia. We have to bridge the divides and unite as a common force. A caravan is indeed possible.When? It’s Africa’s guess, let’s hope. I have to mention the illustrious performance of the wonderful primary school of the Namagunga Primary boarding school, an all-girl school located in the Mukono District in Uganda and their ordeal and display of taking us on the true meaning of poetry through drama. They also led a panel discussion on Children’s Adventure performances in poetry and theater, discussion and the availability of African poetry for children. They were exceptional! Everything else from art business, the business side of the art, mad book dash and entertainment swirled the air at the Marina Gardens in Ntinda, Uganda. A ground rocking topic was ‘The place of sensuality in contemporary poetry’ and ‘Why people aren’t talking about sex?’ led by the Kenyan writerAbigail Arunga. I was nominated as a judge for a Toastmasters challenge between the Kampala Toastmasters and Poets on how to deliver topics using speeches and poetry. The Love Poet, Winnie Apio Kavuma, emerged as the winner. The display was one of the finest. I walked into my hotel restaurant and met a middle aged gentleman, with an Afro hairdo, conservative suit and tie with a briefcase, all fingers reminded me that he could be a scholar. I was right. I greeted him, we exchanged pleasantries and he was George Manana, a national treasure in Uganda who translated the entire Constitution of Uganda into the local Lumasaaba language. We held random discussions on language, academics, politics, everything. He is a man of immense humor. George is a gift! My day was done and I looked back to saying goodbye to the ‘Pearl of Africa.’Thank you Kampala, see you soon.About the AuthorLekpele M. Nyamalon is a Poet, Author, Pan Africanist and was a guest at the Babishai Niwe International Poetry Festival in Kampala, Uganda. He is the founder of Africa’s Life and can be reached at nyamalon23@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

Easter Monday celebrations

Easter Monday celebrations

first_imgGuyanese from all walks of life turned out in their numbers on Monday to celebrate the resurrection of Christ or Easter as it is commonly known.Despite the heavy downpours in the early morning hours which enveloped almost the entire country, the midday and afternoon hours breathed life into the popular areas where hundreds of kite lovers turned up to celebrate Easter 2018. While some were interested in showcasing their one-of-a-kind designs, others were there just to get a glimpse of the heart-warming spectacle and kaleidoscope of colours.At the seawall, along which the Atlantic waves break on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), many kite lovers took advantage of the prevailing ocean breezes to display their magnificent creations. Very popular this year was the bird kite which was capable of enduring the light showers in the latter part of the day. Some also took the liberty of introducing prevalent Soca music to the festivities, which resounded with those in attendance, making them even livelier.Noel Holder, a spectator who came out to witness the celebrations, related to Guyana Times that the holiday was indeed a great one.“We came out in the afternoon after the rain and it was a great one this year,” he revealed.At the National Park and the Joe Vieira Park, the atmosphere was more of a family-oriented one as many engaged in picnics and other family-filled experiences in keeping with the Easter theme. Children, all decked out in their festive outfits, accompanied their parents to learn the techniques used in flying kites.A vendor at the National Park, who used the holiday as an opportunity to further his livelihood, noted that there was a reasonably good turnout of individuals this year.“Throughout the rain, we see people stepping in and more will step in later. It hasn’t been that bad. It was a good turnout,” he stated.Meanwhile, in Linden, the constant morning showers also threatened to put a damper on the Easter observances in Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice), but, nevertheless, Lindeners came out in their numbers at various locations to participate in the annual kite flying and fun activities. As the weather improved by mid- afternoon, children, along with their families and friends, flocked the more popular areas for the kite-flying extravaganza.Over at the Bayroc Community Centre Ground at Wismar, kite lovers took advantage of the light afternoon winds. Other side attractions and fun activities were also ever present, as families picnicked and listened to music which blared from large speakers.This publication caught up with a few Lindeners who shared their experience.“The Easter wasn’t bad, although we had rain. People still come out and bring out their kids to fly kite and enjoy the Easter. As for me, I bring out my two daughters to fly kite even though one of the bird kites didn’t go up, they still had smiles on their faces,” one woman remarked.“I thought Easter would’ve been cancelled today, but the weather clear up good this afternoon. So, we’re just going to enjoy and make the most of the rest of the day,” Denisia Liddell told this newspaper.As kites filled the clear afternoon skies, the famous “bird kite” also appeared to be the biggest attraction this year in Linden with popular cartoon character designs.Guyana Times was, however, able to spot some unique designs, including the “I love Guyana” kite and a few unique ‘box board’ designs. Despite the morning showers, families were able to get together in the afternoon. As is customary, the holiday appeared to bring people together from all walks of life.From the turnout this year, it was safe to say that the rain did not hinder the celebration of Easter the Guyanese way.last_img read more

Public comment invited on behalf of Aurora LNG project

Public comment invited on behalf of Aurora LNG project

first_img410 – 701 West Georgia StreetVancouver, British ColumbiaV7Y 1C6The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects in support of sustainable development.Advertisement The Government of British Columbia has also requested the CEAA 2012 process, a substitution to the environmental assessment, which the agency is also seeking public input.The Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq may only approve the substitution request if she is of the opinion that the B.C. process would be an appropriate substitute for an environmental assessment.The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will post a decision on its website stating whether an environmental assessment is required, as well as the minister’s decision on the substitution request.- Advertisement -All comments received will be considered public and must be submitted by July 28 to AuroraLNG@ceaa-acee.gr.ca, and is also encouraged to be sent directly to the agency’s office at the following address:Aurora LNG ProjectCanadian Environmental Assessment AgencyAdvertisementlast_img read more

Barcelona’s Dembele out for up to four months

Barcelona’s Dembele out for up to four months

first_img“The player will undergo surgical treatment by Dr. Sakari Orava this coming week in Finland. The expected time out will be between three-and-a-half and four months.”Dembele has made just three appearances for Barca since sealing his move from Borussia Dortmund last month for a fee that could rise to as much as 145 million euros based on performance-related bonuses.He provided an assist on his debut as a substitute to round off a 5-0 thrashing of Espanyol last weekend and impressed as Barca swept aside Juventus 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday before pulling up just 29 minutes into Saturday’s 2-1 win at Getafe.However, he may have paid the price for missing much of pre-season as he went on strike from training at Dortmund to try and force through his dream move to the Camp Nou.The 20-year-old is now set to miss the rest of Barca’s Champions League group campaign and faces a race against time to take part in the first Clasico of the season against Real Madrid on December 23.At international level, Dembele will also be absent for France’s final two World Cup qualifiers away to Bulgaria and at home to Belarus next month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro signing Ousmane Dembele, who is set to be sidelined for up to four months after a hamstring injury, has made just three appearances for Barca since sealing his move from Borussia Dortmund last month © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Sep 17 – Barcelona’s record Sh12.8bn ($125mn) signing Ousmane Dembele is set to be sidelined for up to four months as the club confirmed the extent of the hamstring injury he suffered at Getafe on Saturday.“The tests performed on first team player Ousmane Dembele have determined he has ruptured the tendon of the hamstring in his left leg,” Barcelona said in a statement on Sunday.last_img read more

‘New Lionel Messi’ right to reject Arsenal and Man City, claims Palermo president

‘New Lionel Messi’ right to reject Arsenal and Man City, claims Palermo president

first_imgPalermo president Maurizio Zamparini believes Paulo Dybala made the right choice by snubbing Arsenal and Manchester City in favour of a move to Juventus.A host of Premier League clubs were chasing the Argentine striker after he struck 13 goals in 34 Serie A appearancesHowever, in the end it was Juventus who won the race for 21-year-old and Palermo president Zamparini believes it was the right decision for all parties.“I received offers from AC Milan, Inter and Juventus in Italy,” Zamparini told La Politica nel Pallone.“I had other offers which were a bit more tentative from abroad. The player has chosen the best team at the moment, which is in the Champions League and will give him greater exposure.“He’s the new [Lionel] Messi, Juventus have paid €32m plus bonuses to get him. He’ll find players there who speak the same language.“It was a great deal for both [Palermo and Juventus].” 1 Paulo Dybala in action for Palermo last_img read more

Crystal Palace BOOST! Key man declared fit to face Manchester United

Crystal Palace BOOST! Key man declared fit to face Manchester United

first_img James McArthur in action for Crystal Palace 1 Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur has been passed fit to return for the trip to Manchester United on Wednesday.The Scot has been sidelined since the start of February with an ankle injury but has recovered in time to be in contention for Palace’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford at the weekend and is set to be given a run out against Louis van Gaal’s team.With Sunday’s trip to Wembley in mind, manager Alan Pardew is set to ring the changes for the visit to Old Trafford after revealing that Joel Ward, Scott Dann and Joe Ledley will all be rested.“McArthur’s back for the Man United game, which is really good news,” said Pardew.“Yala’s [Yannick Bolasie] struggling a little, [Joel] Ward will miss tomorrow’s game.“Scott Dann and Joe Ledley have knocks. They’ll make Sunday, not Man United.”Pardew also confirmed he is not willing to discuss any new contract with chairman Steve Parish before the club’s Premier League status is secured.“Until we’re mathematically safe we won’t do anything on contracts,” he said.last_img read more

COUNTY UNDER-21 FINAL: NAOMH CONAILL SNATCH DRAMATIC WIN

COUNTY UNDER-21 FINAL: NAOMH CONAILL SNATCH DRAMATIC WIN

first_imgNAOMH Conaill are the Under-21 County champions after a dramatic last gasp victory over St Eunan’s in Convoy today.Man of the Match and county star Dermot Brick Molloy fired in a goal and all the points for the Glenties men before colleague Seamus Ellis hit a last minute goal.It was Naomh Conaill’s seventh final in a row – and 5th title in that period The sides were neck and neck throughout the game.County star Molloy fired Naomh Conaill into the lead within a minute, firing a goal to the back of the net.Both sides traded ten wides between them but Eunan’s Man of the Match Conor Gibbons pulled Eunan’s back into the game.Lee McMonagle netted in the 30th minute for the Letterkenny men to put them into a lead. It was a minute later before N Conaill scored their first point of the game – Molloy taking the chance.Eunan’s led 1-02 to 1-01 at half-time and extended the lead by a point within a minute of the restart.John O’Malley and Ciaran Thompson responded for the Glenties men to leave the game at 1-03 each.Conor Gibbons gave Eunan’s the lead again from a free before Molloy levelled yet again before Gibbons once again put the Letterkenny men ahead 1-05 to 1-04.And it looked it would stay that way until a dramatic ending. Brick levelled the match just before the end and as the game went into stoppage time up stepped Seamus Ellis stepped forward to blast the ball to the back of the net to leave them 2-05 to 1-05 ahead.Eunan’s pushed for an equalising goal but only a point could be added.And the match finished 2-05 to 1-06.COUNTY UNDER-21 FINAL: NAOMH CONAILL SNATCH DRAMATIC WIN was last modified: December 23rd, 2012 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:COUNTY UNDER-21 FINAL: NAOMH CONAILL SNATCH DRAMATIC WINlast_img read more

HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES TO ‘YOUNG GENTLEMAN’ KILLED IN FISH FACTORY ACCIDENT

HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES TO ‘YOUNG GENTLEMAN’ KILLED IN FISH FACTORY ACCIDENT

first_imgTHE communities of Inver and Killybegs are in mourning after the death of Kara McCole, the 21-year-old man killed in a fish factory accident.Mr McCole was a hugely popular young man from Inver where his family has close links with the local St Naul’s GAA club.The Health and Safety Authority is investigating the circumstances of his death following an incident involving machinery at the plant. Gardaí sealed off the scene after the accident.Social media sites have been inundated with comments following his death at the Sean Ward fish factory in Killybegs on Friday afternoon.One friend said Kara was a “sound lad who always a good word for everyone and had time to speak to everyone” he met no matter how busy.Another wrote: “He was an absolute gentleman, a young gentleman who will be sorely missed.” The word ‘gentleman’ was repeated over and over again on social media sites to describe the young man.The McCole family are at the heart of the Inver community which has rallied around them since the accident.Kara’s father Donnie works with underage teams at St Naul’s where his other son Brendan plays while his mother Bernadine has been involved in community work.Local independent councillor John Campbell said his community is “numb” after the death.TD Thomas Pringle said the whole area was stunned. “I want to express my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this young man,” said Deputy Pringle.“It is just a dreadful tragedy for all of them.’Last night Donegal GAA board said Kara will be remembered with a minute’s silence in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey on Wednesday night next before the Dún na nGall v Ard Mhacha McKenna Cup game.Patsy McCrory, another huge Donegal fan, will also be remembered. He died in a car accident in Tyrone earlier this week. HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES TO ‘YOUNG GENTLEMAN’ KILLED IN FISH FACTORY ACCIDENT was last modified: January 11th, 2014 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:accidentdeathinverKara McColeKillybegsST NAULS GAA CLUBlast_img read more

MAJELLA O’DONNELL ADMITS SHE THOUGHT DANIEL WAS GOING TO BE A BORE

MAJELLA O’DONNELL ADMITS SHE THOUGHT DANIEL WAS GOING TO BE A BORE

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has admitted she first thought her singer husband would be boring and quiet.Daniel and MajellaBut all that changed when they met at her parent’s pub in Tenerife and Daniel asked her out!Majella reveals all about their initial meeting in her new autobiography ‘It’s All In The Head’ which is released next weekend. Majella said “I wasn’t into his music and had never seen him perform, so I suppose I had some misconceptions about what he would be like.“From what I has seen and heard of him myself, I thought he would be quiet and quite boring. I thought the type of music he was into meant that we would have nothing in common.”But she revealed that they got on like a house on fire when they first met at her parent’s bar and he immediately asked her to join him the next night at a well-known bar called Bobby’s in Tenerife.“This surprised me, as Bobbys was a nightclub and really didn’t start until one o’clock in the morning. I thought to myself that I had to see this: Daniel O’Donnell in Bobbys. “At this stage, I didn’t have any thought of Daniel in a romantic way. I just didn’t think it was on the cards.“I thought he was a lovely guy and very funny, which surprised me, but I was a divorced mother of two children, I didn’t think he would be interested in me,” added Majella.She even thought that because she drank it might put him off her.But none of that matters to Daniel. He really does live and let live. He has always allowed me to be the person I am and has never tried to change anything about me. It also helps that he has a great sense of humour,” she said.MAJELLA O’DONNELL ADMITS SHE THOUGHT DANIEL WAS GOING TO BE A BORE was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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:daniel o’donnelldonegalMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more