UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: Lady Falcons eager to sustain winning culture for Adamson

first_imgHead coach: Airess PaddaLast season: 1-13Key holdovers: Jema Galanza, Joy DacoronKey additions/returnees: Fhem Emnas, Mylene Paat, Eli SoyudADVERTISEMENT Adamson University is done playing in the fringes, and for Season 80 the Lady Falcons have nowhere to go but soar upwards.Never mind that the Lady Falcons have a combined record of 2-26 for the past two UAAP seasons, that figure is a mere statistic for a now determined Adamson squad that is eager to challenge the league’s volleyball powers.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 folkHead coach Airess Padda said that if the men’s basketball team and the Pep Squad can change the landscape, so can the Lady Falcons.“Well one, I think we’re a school that didn’t really have a fighting winning culture until now,” said Padda. “Our basketball team ended up in the Final Four and our Pep Squad brought it home this year.” “I really want to set goals for ourselves, every team’s dream, on the top of their goal list, is to win the championship,” said Padda. “I know that they’ve been working hard, but we are hungry and we can battle this year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ “I think we have the best attitude but I also think we’re hungry. To see an underdog come from behind and fight, I think that’s what we have this year. We have that fighting spirit.”And that fighting spirit already emanated for the Lady Falcons during the offseason when they went on a tear of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and won six straight games before bowing out in the semifinals.Although skipper Jema Galanza was injured during the Final Four, the fight the remaining Lady Falcons brought against Arellano Univesity was enough for Padda to hope for the coming UAAP season.With Galanza fully recovered and the returning Fhem Emnas and Mylene Paat in the fold, Padda is looking forward for a renewed passion her team can bring.Adamson also brought in former champion Eli Soyud, who played with La Salle a few years back, to give the team that winning experience.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach hopes to see Team Lakay sustain good start to 2018 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Gilas last Filoil game leaves Uichico disappointed: ‘We didn’t play hard enough’

first_imgMOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Facing a winless team, the cadets weren’t really able to dominate the Generals, who suffered their eighth consecutive loss.Matt Nieto led the cadets with 15 points while Ken Tuffin added 13 points and five rebounds. Ricci Rivero chipped in 10.JP Maguliano had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Generals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The victory, however, was the only reason for cadets coach Jong Uichico to feel happy about as he expressed displeasure with his players’ inability to play as a team.“None, except for the win,” Uichico said when asked what he liked about the win. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Other than that, we didn’t play hard enough. We took them for granted. We didn’t play defense we just won because we were better as individuals not better as a team.”The young Filipinos wrapped up the tournament with a 4-5 record as they failed to even get to the quarterfinals. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Gilas Pilipinas cadets ended an up-and-down campaign in the Filoil Preseason Cup on a winning note after beating Emilio Aguinaldo College, 82-69, on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Baldwin impressed with ‘spectacular’ La Salle big man Santillan China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Police denies sugar workers use of loudspeaker in protest

first_imgThe Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) on Wednesday expressed its concern and perplexity at the recent decision by the Guyana Police Force to disallow the use of a noisy instrument during its protest march.On Tuesday, hundreds of dismissed sugar workers and their families along withSome of the sugar workers and their families at Tuesday’s protestUnion representatives marched from the High Bridge at Rose Hall to the Canje Junction and back while demanding that they be paid their severance packages.GAWU said they wrote a letter on January 4, 2018, to B Division (Berbice) Commander Lyndon Alves, requesting permission to use a noisy instrument during the march and that permission was granted on January 8.“On this occasion though, just prior to the commencement of the march at 07:00h, we were informed by the Police that the use of a noisy instrument during the march was not permitted. We immediately objected and drew to the officers present the Union’s, as well as the Police Force’s correspondences. Despite what we view as a clearly approved application, the officers insisted we could not proceed to use the noisy instrument,” the Union said in a statement.The Union further stated that following the march, they met with Commander Alves who indicated that he did not grant approval for the use of a noisy instrument. The statement added that the Union has since penned a letter to acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine, expressing their concern.“Our Union is at a loss as to the cause for the sudden denial. We cannot help but wonder whether there was any undue influence in an attempt to derail our activity. Not only were similar approvals granted to GAWU by the Police Force but we are aware that other organisations have, generally, been granted similar permission too,” the statement added.last_img read more

Police arrest man in assault

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – A man suspected of stabbing his roommate during an argument was arrested Wednesday, police said. About 7 a.m. Rufino Tapia Cruz, 24, was taken into custody at Valet Services in El Monte, said El Monte police Detective Ralph Batres. “Officers went back to his home over the past few days and were looking for him but he wasn’t there,” Batres said. “When he arrived at work today officers were waiting to arrest him.” Cruz was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the attack which occurred at 5:30p.m. Monday in the 2700 block of Mountain View Road. “The two roommates got into a fight and one of them stabbed the other and then fled the house,” Batres said. “We’re still not sure what they were arguing about.” Adrian Rojas was stabbed in the abdomen and underwent surgery Monday night and is recovering at Los Angeles County- USC Medical Center. Batres said Cruz is being held on $30,000 bail at the El Monte jail and is expected to be arraigned Friday in Rio Hondo Superior Court. The case is still under investigation. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 last_img read more


first_imgPromoted PostThe inside of Patrick Gildea’s new salon.What would you say if we told you that you could get your hair cut and coloured anywhere, there are many places that will offer you the latest style and take care of your needs.But what if we told you that it was about more than just the hair cut? When you choose Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team you are choosing so much more than just your hair needs, you are choosing a hairdressing experience like no other. You are choosing a team that genuinely cares, listens and promises to go the extra mile to make sure that your whole experience is perfect.What exactly is our promise? Well we promise you warmth, we promise you a high level of professionalism, we promise creativity, we promise to listen and offer advice on all your hair care needs, quite simply we promise to focus on you- we will make sure that you not only look great but feel great too.Of course part of our promise is to provide an extremely high level of hairdressing. We have been providing precision haircuts and gorgeous colour accentuating natural beauty for over 25 years. You can be confident that your look is not mass produced and is tailored to you, your face shape, your life and your personality.This sounds great doesn’t it? And do you know what is even better; the prices are within everyone’s reach as they are surprisingly affordable. Have a look for yourself, you can see the team in action here To keep up to date with hair care tips and trends see and for a full service listing see www.patrickgildea.iePATRICK GILDEA’S PROMISE TO YOU was last modified: January 22nd, 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) Tags:donegalhairdresserletterkennyPatrick Gildealast_img read more


first_imgVictim: AlanGardaí investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision at Ardfarn, Bundoran, Co. Donegal on Sunday 25th August have released without charge a woman in her 20s.The Bundoran woman was arrested yesterday in Ballyshannon and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Ballyshannon Garda Station.A Garda investigation commenced when the body of 48-year-old Alan McSherry was discovered on a road at Ardfarn, Bundoran, in the early hours of Sunday 25th August last. Gardai said this morning the arrest woman has been released without charge.A file is being prepared for the DPP. BUNDORAN WOMAN RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE AFTER HIT-AND-RUN ARREST was last modified: September 13th, 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:BUNDORAN WOMAN RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE AFTER HIT-AND-RUN ARRESTlast_img read more


first_imgA Bundoran man bought equipment to grow cannabis at a local gardening centre before building a mini-drugs factory at his home.Kevin Granaghan appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court after Gardai raided his home and found an elaborate drug-cultivation centre at his home.Acting on a tip-off, Gardai kept Granaghan, 54, under surveillance for some time before raiding his home. When they eventually swooped on 16 St Bridget’s Terrace, they discovered almost €30,000 worth of cannabis plants and seeds in sheds and in the home of Granaghan.The court heard that Granaghan’s home and sheds was set up to grow the plants in special conditions.The windows had been specially sealed to keep out natural sunlight and the electricity supply had been bypassed using special copper wire.In the garden of sheds at the rear of his home, a total of 67 cannabis plants and other materials with a total value of €29,800.There was extractor fans as well as power packs, timers, switches and special watering systems to produce both make and female cannabis plants.Gardai said they did not believe that Granaghan was capable of carrying out such an operation alone but was taking the rap for others.When Gardai raided the house under the Misuse of Drugs Act on December 1st, 2010, the front door of the house was open.Judge John O’Hagan asked if there was any evidence to suggest that he was supplying cannabis around the area.Gardai said there was no messages on his mobile phone or different bank accounts to suggest he was supplying.However the discovery of weighing scales and sealed plastic bags containing cannabis suggested he was part of a sales operation.Judge O’Hagan adjourned the case for a year to see if Granaghan stayed out of trouble.“If he keeps his nose clean then I will consider giving him a chance,” said Judge O’Hagan.Barrister Desmond Murphy asked if his client could apply for his passport in order to visit Nigeria where he had a child with a woman there.However Judge O’Hagan said he thought Granaghan was doing well enough as the normal tariff for such an offence was three years.MAN BOUGHT CANNABIS-GROWING EQUIPMENT IN LOCAL GARDEN CENTRE was last modified: July 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundorancannabisdrugsKevin Granaghanlast_img read more

Former 49ers safety Eric Reid unhappy — here’s what he’s complaining about now

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceFormer 49ers safety Eric Reid is complaining again.Reid complained over the summer and the first month of the NFL season, and for good reason. His 49ers contract expired after the 2017 season, and he could not attract any interest from NFL teams. He was so frustrated that he joined Colin Kaepernick in a collusion grievance against the league. The former 49ers teammates charged teams were blackballing them because of …last_img

JSE celebrates 120 years

first_img8 November 2007South Africa’s stock exchange, ranked among the top 20 exchanges worldwide in terms of market capitalisation, celebrated its 120th birthday on Thursday.The JSE Limited – originally the Johannesburg Stock Exchange – was established on 8 November 1887, a year after the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand, to raise capital for mining operations.Today the JSE’s total market capitalisation is over R6-trillion, with approximately 400 companies listed. Seventeen of these companies listed between July and September, raising R1.6-billion in capital – in sharp contrast to a 22% decline in listings worldwide in the third quarter.In 2006, foreigners bought a record net R73.7-billion worth of shares on the JSE, the exchange’s All Share index rocketed 38%, and its AltX exchange for smaller companies reached critical mass just three years after its birth.According to JSE chief executive Russell Loubser, recent years have seen investors extending their interest beyond the vibrant equity market, to the point where derivatives trading now accounts for more than 20% of the JSE’s revenue.This year, the JSE overtook its Indian counterpart as operating the largest single stock futures (SSF) market in the world in terms of volume of contracts traded.The JSE’s other markets, all created in the last decade to meet the needs of specific investors, include Africa’s most active agricultural products market, and an interest rate exchange, Yield-X, which is the first of its kind in the world for trading both the cash spot bond as well as interest rate derivative products on one trading platform.The JSE also launched a currency futures market this year, allowing individuals to trade in the currency futures market through a regulated exchange for the first time in South Africa.And on 2 April, the London Stock Exchange’s new TradElect trading platform had its world debut in Johannesburg after the LSE extended its IT contract with the JSE for a further five years.The JSE’s emphasis over the last 10 years, Loubser said in a statement on Wednesday, “has been to focus on ensuring that we have quality issuers to offer both local investors and an increasingly international market.“With investors becoming more discerning, it is quality rather than quantity that counts.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Saving the land with ecotourism

first_imgThe awe-inspiring rock paintings that abound in Bushmans Kloof Reserve. (Image: Bushmans Kloof) A romantic moment on the beach at Phinda. (Image: Phinda Private Game Reserve) Dinner at sunset, overlooking the Kalahari. (Image: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve)Janine ErasmusThree South African lodges are included on the latest National Geographic Adventure magazine list of 50 top ecolodges. Phinda Private Game Reserve, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve have taken their place among the top environmentally friendly tourism destinations in the world.Of the 50 establishments recognised as the most earth-friendly, 17 are in Africa. Four are in Kenya, with two each in Namibia, Botswana and Tanzania, and one each in Mozambique, Seychelles, Egypt and Morocco.National Geographic Adventure says that a decade ago the number of true ecolodges on the planet could be counted on two hands. But no longer are they solely found deep in the African bush or Central American jungle, as these are not the only ecosystems that need nurturing. Today ecolodges are found in a diversity of landscapes and locales ranging from island and savannah to mountain and desert terrain.As far back as 1990 the Ecotourism Society defined ecotourism as “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”.And an ecolodge, according to the Ecotravel Center, a division of the non-profit Conservation International Foundation, can be defined as a nature-dependent tourist lodge that meets the philosophy and principles of ecotourism.Ecolodges, therefore, are those establishments that focus strongly on a greener way of operating, including the support of local communities, the creation of far-reaching conservation initiatives, and a firm emphasis on adventure. Oh, and guests can expect dazzling locations and unsurpassed service and comfort too.A good ecolodge should engage in responsible practices such as paying respect to local traditions by incorporating cultural elements into the design and décor, disrupting the natural environment as little as possible and using local plant life as much as possible, sourcing food from local farmers, using recycled or recyclable materials in building, and bridging cultural gaps by promoting cultural exchanges.Ecolodges are becoming increasingly fashionable, not only because many of them genuinely deserve their place among the world’s top destinations, but also because more tourists are listening to their consciences and actively supporting the vital role that ecolodges play in conservation. These fine citizens of the earth will return home knowing that their holiday contributed to preserving the world’s natural environment.In South Africa, the three establishments that have been singled out by National Geographic Adventure magazine have shown firm commitment to those ecotourism principles.Tswalu Kalahari ReserveThe Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is the creation of the late Manchester entrepreneur Stephen Boler, who was at one time the largest single shareholder in Manchester City football club. Over a period of four years Boler bought 34 farms in the Kalahari Desert and combined them to form a vast 1 000km² game reserve. Since 1999 Tswalu, the largest private reserve in South Africa, has been owned by the Oppenheimer mining dynasty.Tswalu has won a number of international awards, including several AA Travel Guide accolades and a Condé Nast Traveler 2007 World Savers Award. While it offers a superb safari experience, its primary aim is conservation and socio-economic development in the region. Its architectural designs minimise water and energy usage while extensive use of solar energy and everyday waste recycling substantially reduce the impact on the environment.Tswalu is committed to restoring and preserving the natural environment and ecological processes that are unique to the Kalahari ecosystems, thereby providing a sanctuary for endangered species such as the African wild dog, listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.Some of Tswalu’s projects include a study of the mammals in the reserve and identification of their ecological roles, research into predator-prey relationships of the Kalahari lion in the reserve, a determination of the density of black rhino that can be sustained by vegetation in Tswalu, the development of a Tswalu spider database, and mapping the breeding success of raptors in the reserve.Phinda Private Game ReserveThe acclaimed Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal is a flagship establishment of &Beyond, previously known as Conservation Corporation or CC Africa. Phinda encompasses seven separate ecosystems ranging from woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, to mountain ranges, rivercourses, marshes and pans. The reserve is also home to a contingent of rare black rhino.Many of Phinda’s rangers and guides are drawn from the surrounding communities and are thus able to share a wealth of cultural information with guests. All are deeply committed to their work. The reserve runs a full-time ranger school, where prospective rangers study for eight weeks before joining a team and gaining more knowledge in the field.Phinda has embarked on a number of other important conservation and community projects, among them the establishment of a worm farm and organic garden in a nearby community, which will hopefully produce vegetables for purchase by the lodge, a black rhino range expansion project, the ongoing clearing of an invasive alien plant species known as Triffid Weed, an initiative to re-introduce lion into the reserve, and research into leopards in the area.Bushmans KloofSpectacular Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Western Cape, situated on the northern side of the Cederberg mountains about 270km north of Cape Town, boasts more than 130 rock art sites, some of which have been dated back to 10 000 years ago.The reserve was born in 1991 when the McAdam brothers bought seven farms and combined them to form the 75km² Bushmans Kloof. Initially the land was severely over-grazed and neglected, but the McAdams removed the livestock and let the land restore itself.Today Bushmans Kloof shelters endangered species such as the Cape mountain zebra, the Cape clawless otter and the Clanwilliam yellow fish. Indigenous trees once more cover the land, which lies within the Cape Floral Kingdom, a proclaimed World Heritage site. The reserve has won much international acclaim, first in 2003 when the US-based magazine Travel and Leisure voted it as one of the world’s top 25 ecolodges.Bushmans Kloof is a leading participant in the 1 600km² Agter-Pakhuis Conservancy project, which encourages farmers to employ ecotourism principles wherever possible. The reserve has also opened a heritage centre where photographs and artefacts, as well as traditional jewellery, musical instruments, hunting kits and more, pay homage to the culture of the Bushmen.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Related articlesTourism in South AfricaSouth Africa’s national parks Ecotourism reaps rich rewards Useful linksSouth African TourismInternational Ecotourism SocietyTswaluPhindaBushmans Klooflast_img read more