PH women’s volleyball team lineup to be released soon

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first_img“It’s hard because my timeline is this short but we’re used to facing situations like this one and with the guidance of the bosses like sir Peter [Cayco, LVPI vice president], we will face this kind of situation,” said Delos Santos who also handles Petron in the Philippine Superliga.“I told the players that we have to do what is right for the team.”Delos Santos said they would still look into the complete list of players to determine the final lineup.Notable absentees on Thursday were La Salle’s graduating core of Kianna Dy, Mary Joy Baron, and Dawn Macandili but all three were allowed to take their leave since they had to process their visas at the United States Embassy.“The deliberations will be difficult because everyone can become part of the final lineup but we still have to check with their club teams,” said Delos Santos. “We have to take their schedules into consideration.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Volleyball national team head coach Shaq delos Santos talks to the players after their training session on Thursday. Photo by Bong LozadaThe new lineup for the women’s national team will be released soon.After newly-appointed mentor Shaq Delos Santos and his new coaching staff do their final deliberations, the roster of players—12 in the active list and two reserves—who will represent the Philippines in the Asian Games and AVC Asia Cup could be named as early as Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 Standhardinger doing ‘everything in his power’ to play in Fiba 3×3 World Cup China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We have to talk about this thoroughly because we didn’t hold tryouts where the players have to really compete with each other because we already know the quality of their abilities,” said Delos Santos in Filipino.Delos Santos, who took over Ramil De Jesus earlier this week, held a second training session this week for the national team pool on Thursday at Arellano gym.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 crownPresent on Thursday’s practice were Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, Myla Pablo, Aby Maraño, CJ Rosario, Jaja Santiago, Rhea Dimaculangan, Myka Ortiz, Becca Rivera, Denden Lazaro, Mika Reyes, Mylene Paat, and Cess Molina.Delos Santos added that he is aware of the difficulty of the situation he’s in since he’s only handled the team for less than a week. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Down and out in Europe, PSG resume domestic duties

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first_img0Shares0000A succession of big names have been tipped to succeed Unai Emery as Paris Saint-Germain coach following their Champions League elimination © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPARIS, France, Mar 9 – Paris Saint-Germain and their embattled coach Unai Emery must put aside the pain from their Champions League exit to drag their focus back to domestic affairs with an unglamorous Ligue 1 tie against Metz on Saturday.PSG’s European ambitions are again in tatters after Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid. To add insult to injury, European football’s governing body UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against PSG for the spate of smoke bombs and a laser deployed by their supporters during the match at the Parc des Princes.Emery’s expensively-assembled Qatari-backed team host the club propping up the table with a clouds gathering over Neymar’s future.Having broken a foot bone in a league match against Marseille, the 222-million-euro marquee signing watched Tuesday’s game from Brazil where he is recovering from surgery.PSG’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos urged his close friend to stay put at the Parc des Princes with rumours rife that Real Madrid are prepared to break the bank to attract the former Barcelona player back to Spain.“I ask him to stay and let things settle down,” Marquinhos said. “He is an important player for us. We really need him to have confidence in our project, our players and our coaches.”With his contract up at the end of the season and expected to be shown the door, Emery will at least want to walk away his head held high having delivered PSG’s seventh Ligue 1 title, while his team are also still in both Cup competitions.A scripted success against modest Metz will hardly lessen the gloom at PSG, but anything other than three points will cast further doubt on the direction of the club since Qatar Sports Investment bought them in 2011.PSG’s yawning 14-point lead could be cut to 11 if Monaco make the most of their Friday night trip to Strasbourg, one of only two teams to inflict defeat on PSG in the league this season.Monaco will be boosted by the return of Radamel Falcao who is fit again after recovering from a thigh injury © AFP/File / VALERY HACHEThe defending champions welcome back captain Radamel Falcao, fit again after a thigh injury sustained at the start of February.“Falcao will start, but he’s not at his best level yet,” cautioned Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.Falcao himself has his sights set on one goal – to make it to the World Cup this summer with Colombia after serious injury robbed him of taking part in the 2014 edition in Brazil.“To take part in a World Cup is my dream,” said the 32-year-old.Ligue 1 fixtures (all 10pm unless stated)Playing FridayStrasbourg v Monaco (10:45pm)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Metz (7pm), Bordeaux v Angers, Dijon v Amiens, Lille v Montpellier, Nantes v Troyes, Rennes v Saint-EtienneSundayGuingamp v Nice (5pm), Lyon v Caen (7pm), Toulouse v Marseille (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rain drenches parched Valley

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first_imgLighting streaked the sky and heavy rain pelted rooftops in the west San Fernando Valley late Friday as a much anticipated thudnerstorm drenched a region that had just seen its driest year in 130 years. The storm dropped between 1/3 of an inch to just over half-an-inch of rain from Woodland Hills to Van Nuys as of midnight as it barrelled east, according to the National Weather Service. “It swept in mostly after dark,” said Dave Bruno, a weather service meteorologist based at Oxnard. “The thing is it’s still going to rain in the next several hours.” The late-summer storm – autumn begins today – originated in British Columbia and also is bringing lower temperatures until Sunday. The rains came after Los Angeles saw its driest season in 130 years of recorded history. Only 3.21 inches fell between July 1, 2006 and 2007 in Downtown Los Angeles – nearly one foot below normal. The last measurable rains were recorded April 22. Bruno said the storm will continue to douse the region through today, but it’s not going to last. “It looks dry for the rest of the month,” he said. “But it’s a little bonus though.” City News Service contributed to this report eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 713-3682160Want 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

TRANSFER REPORT! Eden Hazard is Real Madrid’s number one target to replace Ronaldo

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first_img Eden Hazard 1 Real Madrid will turn to Chelsea ace Eden Hazard should they sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.Hazard has come in for criticism during Chelsea’s miserable start to the season, which has left them languishing 15th in the Premier League.Now it has been suggested that Madrid will offer the 24-year-old Belgian an escape route if PSG complete a world-record deal for Ronaldo in the summer.As reported by talkSPORT, the Portuguese superstar supposedly told PSG boss Laurent Blanc he would love to work alongside him – and the French club could make their move in June.That would leave a gaping hole in the Madrid first-team squad and it has now been reported that Hazard will be at the top of their hit list of potential replacements.The forward arrived from Lille in 2012 and he has helped Chelsea to a Premier League title, the Europa League and a League Cup since his arrival.But it has turned sour this term – with the Belgian only netting once in 11 appearances – and Madrid are monitoring his situation.last_img read more

€10,000 CEADAITHE AG AN AIRE STÁIT McHUGH CHUN COMÓRTAS PEILE FAOI 17

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first_img€10,000 ceadaithe ag an Aire Stáit McHugh chun comórtas peile faoi 17 mbliana d’aois a reáchtáil i nGaeltacht Dhún na nGallD’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh, T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas de €10,000 ceadaithe aige do Choiste F17 7 an Taobh, Casla chun go mbeidh ar a gcumas comórtas peile faoi 17 mbliana d’aois a reáchtáil i nGaeltacht Dhún na nGall go luath.“Is i nGaeltacht na Gaillimhe a reáchtáladh an comórtas seo le 6 bliana anuas agus tá áthas orm a rá go mbeidh sé á reáchtáil i dTír Chonaill den chéad uair i mbliana,” a dúirt an tAire Stáit. Glacann foirne ó na Gaeltachtaí éagsúla páirt sa chomórtas bliantúil seo. Dúirt an t-Aire Stáit go raibh áthas air a bheith in ann a leithéid de dheontas a chur ar fáil agus go bhfuil tionchar fíorthábhachtach ag tograí den chineál seo ar bhuanú agus cur chun cinn na Gaeilge i measc an aosa óig.€10,000 sanctioned by Minister of State McHugh for an under-17s football competition in the Donegal GaeltachtMinister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., today announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €10,000 for Coiste F17 7 an Taobh, Casla, to enable them to run an under 17s football competition in the Donegal Gaeltacht shortly.“This competition has taken place in the Galway Gaeltacht for the past 6 years and I’m pleased to say that it will take place in Donegal for the first time this year,” the Minister of State said. Teams from the various Gaeltacht areas take part in this annual competition. The Minister of State said that he is pleased to be able to provide such a grant and that such projects are hugely important in influencing the preservation and promotion of the Irish language among young people. €10,000 CEADAITHE AG AN AIRE STÁIT McHUGH CHUN COMÓRTAS PEILE FAOI 17 was last modified: September 16th, 2015 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:Gaeltacht AffairsJoe McHughlast_img read more

JUST ONE OF 40 PROPERTIES SELLS DURING CUT-PRICE DONEGAL HOUSE AUCTION

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first_imgReality bit even deeper for homeowners across Donegal when just one property out of 40 sold during a knock-down auction yesterday.The sale of both residential and commercial properties attracted more than 100 potential buyers to Letterkenny’s Mount Errigal Hotel.However when the hammer was brought down on the auction, just one property, a €25,000 modest seaside chalet in Greencastle Cove (similar home pictured right) had been sold. Organiser of the sale, Gerard O’Riain of Easy-Let Donegal, said he had received deposits on three other properties after the sale.Two of these properties were at Loughview Park in Greencastle which had reserve prices of €162,000.Auctioneer Mr O’Riain said he was satisfied at the outcome of the auction.“I am a realist. If somebody had said to me before I came here that I would sell 10% of the properties, then I would have taken that. “This was not a fire-sale by the banks. This was Joe Public trying to get a decent price for their homes.“There are hopefully four more homes sold in Donegal today and I’m glad about that.“All I am is a matchmaker. I bring the bride and groom together and hopefully they can find some common ground to reach a deal on a property,” he said.He said he was not surprised by the lack of house sales across the country.“People are still nervous and annoyed that their homes were valued so highly when realistically they were never worth so much money. “My audience today contained a lot of other auctioneers and builders who are still trying to gauge the market.“I have grabbed the market by the neck and I’m trying to tell sellers they have to be realistic. It’s difficult but it’s a fact of life,” he said.One of the main properties for auction was a 12 acre commercial site in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.The shopping centre, which already has a Tesco supermarket on site and also has 25 apartments and 14 retails units, had a reserve price of €5 million. A telephone bid of €1.5million was made which was later increased upon but not disclosed after the sale.Other houses which failed to sell included a three bedroom house in Meadowbank in Letterkenny for €69,500 and a large site on Letterkenny’s Main Street for €200,000.Other properties in Trentagh, Gartan, Muff, Milford, Loughanure and Ballybofey also failed to sell.EndsJUST ONE OF 40 PROPERTIES SELLS DURING CUT-PRICE DONEGAL HOUSE AUCTION was last modified: July 29th, 2011 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:auctiondonegalEasy-Lethouseslast_img read more

ENYA’S MOTHER RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALL AT OIREACHTAS FESTIVAL

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first_imgThe mother of Enya and Clannad had to be rushed to hospital after she slipped and fell at an Irish Festival.Baba Brennan tripped and fell at the Oireachtas Festival in Letterkenny, on Saturday evening.Baba is understood to have fallen at the Mount Errigal Hotel shortly after 8pm. An ambulance was called and Baba, a music teacher, was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Mrs Brennan had been listening to Irish music as well as watching Sean Nos dancing before her accident.One onlooker revealed “Baba was saying hello to everyone when it appeared she tripped and fell.“Somebody say they heard a terrible crack and it looked like Baba was in some considerable pain. “It’s an awful thing to happen. She’s such a lovely woman.”It is understood that Baba may have hurt her hip and leg in the fall.Baba still helps out at Leo’s Tavern in Meenaleck, Crolly where her family still perform on a regular basis.Mrs Brennan was still being cared or at Letterkenny General Hospital.  ENYA’S MOTHER RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALL AT OIREACHTAS FESTIVAL was last modified: November 4th, 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:Baba BrennanClannadEnyafallOireachtas Festivallast_img read more

GARDAI SET UP CHECKPOINTS IN HUNT FOR TRAGIC SUZY’S ATTACKERS

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first_imgGardai have today stepped up in their investigation to catch burglars who assaulted two elderly sisters during a vicious house-raid.THE late Suzy Arthur who died after the raid. (Pic: NewsPixIreland)One of the sisters, Suzy Arthur, never came out of hospital after raiders threw her to the ground and broke her hip during the raid on July 1st.She died at Letterkenny General Hospital eleven weeks later on October 10th. Gardai today stepped up their investigations by carrying out checkpoints close to the women’s home at Feddyglass in Raphoe.Gardai asked motorists if they had travelled the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road on the day in question.Anyone who had were questioned further by Gardai operating another interview checkpoint at another location close-by.Gardai believe an English Traveller gang, sometimes based in nearby Derry, are behind the raid on the elderly sisters’ home. The dead woman’s surviving sister Isa, 91, is still reovering after her ordeal.The women’s nephew Tom McKean, who looked after the women, paid tribute to Gardai in their efforts to catch the thugs who targeted Suzy and Isa.“I can say nothing but good things about the Gardai which is one thing I cannot say about the men who did this.“I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed anybody in the area at the time to contact Gardai.“Any small detail may help bring these evil men to justice,” he said. GARDAI SET UP CHECKPOINTS IN HUNT FOR TRAGIC SUZY’S ATTACKERS was last modified: October 29th, 2013 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:FEDDYGLASSISA ARTHURraidersRaphoeSuzy Arthurlast_img read more

Counting on scents to lure expats

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first_img‘Scents of Home’, comes in three aromas – Highveld Thunderstorm, Zulu Leather and Karoo Stoep. Of those who participated in the survey, 67% acknowledged that the fragrances evoked nostalgia for South Africa, and made them want to return home.(Images: Homecoming Revolution)MEDIA CONTACTS• Brigitte Britten-KellyHomecoming Revolution+27 11 486 0799Cadine PillayWhat do South Africans think of when they think of their country?Some may recall a good old-fashioned South African braai (barbecue) on a Sunday afternoon, with a bottle of red wine from the world-famous Cape Winelands. For others, it may be camping trips in the bushveld and the rich smell that emanates from the damp ground after it rains.However, while many who live in the country may experience these scenarios often, they are merely distant thoughts for South Africans living abroad, who have nothing tangible to trigger memories of home.The Homecoming Revolution – a non-profit organisation that encourages South Africans around the world to return home, and helps those who wish to – has created a fragrance range geared at this group to help them connect with smells linked to typically South African experiences.Smells like homeThe sense of smell in humans can discriminate among tens of thousands of different aromas. More importantly, scent can be a powerful memory trigger, so what better way to remind someone of home than with familiar smells of their childhood?The Homecoming Revolution’s fragrance range, aptly called Scents of Home, comes in three aromas – Highveld Thunderstorm, Zulu Leather and Karoo Stoep. The fragrances were sampled in London in what proved to be a successful campaign involving South Africans who reside there.In an effort to help remind London-based expats what they were missing back home, the scents were flown to the city in June, and so began a sampling trial where participants were given scented wands as wristbands to take home. Of those who participated, 67% acknowledged that the fragrances evoked nostalgia for South Africa, and made them want to return home.The initiative was a collaboration with Aroma Logo, a company that designs logos with scented branding, to re-create these smells. Homecoming Revolution’s ideal goal is to feature these scented logos in custom-built air conditioners for places frequented by expats, including South African embassies around the world, events like expos, and recreational facilities like restaurants and shops.Campaign directors Toni-Lee Cheiman and Jonathan Campbell of Morrisjones, a branding and design company that describes their work as ‘allvertising’, said at this stage there are no plans to mass-produce or sell the fragrances.Homecoming Revolution is, however, taking suggestions for additional favourite scents on Twitter –@HomecomingRev #MyFavouriteSASmell – in the hope of furthering the fragrance range.Bringing them back homeThe Homecoming Revolution was founded in 2003 by Angel Jones, who is herself a former expat, and is funded by First National Bank.“Our research has shown that many returnees comment on the ‘familiar smell of home’ that fills their nostrils as they step off the airplane,” said Jones.“So we decided to bottle these smells and take them to London, an area densely populated by South African expats.”She added that people return home mainly for emotional reasons, and in the view of Homecoming Revolution, what better way is there to help make up their minds than with an emotional memory of home.When asked what he loved most about South Africa, Kwanele Radebe – who moved back to South Africa after four years in the UK – named the weather and the landscape, both potent factors pertaining to the Scents of Home collection.“I remember how the smallest photo of an African sunset, or a pride of lions would make me so homesick that it actually took my breath away,” said another former expat Ainsley Hay.“Even in winter, the sun still shines. The smell of fresh rain on dusty soil still stops me in my tracks.“The familiar chatter of a family of bulbuls in my garden can amuse me endlessly. The ease of friendly interactions with people from all walks of life. And the absolute joy of being so close to family and old friends has not lost its novelty.”Hay’s decision to return home, she said, was triggered at a Homecoming Revolution expo where Western Cape premier Helen Zille and rugby legend Francois Pienaar spoke with passion and warmth, discussing both the pros and cons of living in South Africa.“I can now happily say my soul and my body are leaving the same footprints in the African dust,” Hay said.last_img read more

Bihar Opposition demands arrest of BJP leader

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first_imgLed by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Leader of Opposition Tejaswi Yadav, legislators marched to the Patna Raj Bhavan on Monday and submitted a memorandum demanding the immediate arrest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Baitha. His vehicle allegedly mowed down nine school children on January 24 while they were crossing a road in Muzaffarpur.Mr. Yadav said, “Till now, no arrest has been made in the incident. The government is protecting the drunk ruling BJP leader whose vehicle crushed nine school children in Muzaffarpur, despite prohibition in the State. We demand his immediate arrest.”BJP’s stanceDeputy Chief Minister and senior State BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told mediapersons, “Whoever or wherever the accused person Manoj Baitha is, he cannot escape the rule of law. The government will not protect anyone, no matter which party he belongs to.”Also Read  Leaders of other parties, too, charged the government with protecting the accused BJP leader in the incident. The two-page memorandum submitted to the Governor also mentioned the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.State DGP P.K. Thakur assured that the accused will be arrested soon, “as the police have seized a mobile phone as evidence from the ill-fated vehicle”. The Muzaffarpur police has lodged an FIR under IPC sections against Manoj Baitha. Rahul questions Nitish over tragedy last_img read more