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PVL men’s: Ateneo wins 6th straight at expense of La Salle

first_imgView comments Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 16 points while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 11.Arjay Onia and Raymark Woo had eight points apiece to lead La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the first game, National University tripped University of the Philippines in four sets, 25-13, 24-26, 25-15, 25-17.The Bulldogs improved to 3-2 to stay at third place while the seventh-seeded Fighting Maroons slipped to 1-4. 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bryan Bagunas unloaded 27 points on the sorry defense of UP while Madzlan Gampong and James Natividad combined for 26 points.Wendel Miguel led the Fighting Maroons with 17 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Chooks-to-go Pilipinas yields to Palestine in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Ateneo chalked up its sixth straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after cutting down La Salle, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles, who are on their way to the quarterfinals, hiked their record 6-0 record while the Green Spikers hold the fourth spot with a 3-3 card.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Garcia, Rios set for WBC welterweight title elimination bout

first_imgView comments PH bet Michael Martinez puts on flawless show in Olympics short program GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE —Danny Garcia celebrates after his fight against Lamont Peterson during the Premier Boxing Champions Middleweight bout at Barclays Center on April 11, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia is returning to the ring Saturday night against former world champion Brandon Rios in a WBC welterweight world title elimination bout.Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) and Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) are looking to get back on top of one of boxing’s deepest weight classes, the 147-pound welterweight division. The winner at Mandalay Bay Events Center will be in world-title contention with unified champion Keith Thurman, the holder of the WBC and WBA belts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The 21-year-old Benavidez (19-0, 17 KOs) became the youngest reigning world champion in boxing and the youngest 168-pound champion in history at 20 years, 9 months when he scored a victory against Gavril (18-2, 14 KOs) to win the super middleweight title Sept. 8. The bout featured multiple swings of momentum, thrilling exchanges and a wild 12th round in which Gavril knocked Benavidez to the canvas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Philadelphia fighter Garcia faces a tough former lightweight champion in Rios, who is training for the fight with renowned trainer Robert Garcia in Southern California. Like Garcia, Rios has fought many of the top welterweights of this era, including world champions Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao.“Everyone knows the way I fight,” said Rios, from Oxnard, California. “Going all out is my style. I’ll walk through brick walls to get the victory.”Rios is one of boxing’s most aggressive, come-forward fighters.“Danny’s a strong fighter and he has power in both hands,” Rios said. “He’s a great counter-puncher. One thing I like is he doesn’t move or run. He likes to bang it out, and that suits my style better. But if he does run, we’ll be ready for that too.”In the co-feature, boxing’s youngest world champion David Benavidez will defend his WBC super middleweight title for the first time against Ronald Gavril in a rematch of their September bout in which Benavidez won the vacant title via narrow split decision.ADVERTISEMENT Garcia last fought in March, losing the WBC title in a unification fight with Thurman.“More than anything, I just felt like I needed the rest,” Garcia said about the layoff. “It wasn’t about the hunger because I’ve always had passion for the sport. I love boxing. I love the competition.”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 folkGarcia, who was reigning world champion for six years dating to his win over Hall of Famer Erik Morales in 2012 through March 2017, also holds victories over current WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse and unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan.“It’s great to be back here in Vegas,” said Garcia, who was a unified world champion at super lightweight and welterweight. “This is a big-fight atmosphere and it just motivates me. I’m 29 years old and in the prime of my career. It starts now. I’m ready to get back on track.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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WELL DONE, DR. MILLS JONES, WELL DONE

first_imgThe heights by great men reached and keptWere not attained by sudden flightBut theyWhile their companions sleptWere toiling upward in the night– Henry Wadsworth LongfellowAll of us who are acquainted with Dr. Jones’ life story will readily agree that it was personalities like him that Longfellow had in mind when he penned those famous lines in his immortal poem, ‘The Ladder of St Augustine.’ For since his days at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Sinoe, Dr. Mills Jones, the outgoing Governor of our Central Bank, has continued to demonstrate qualities of brilliance, honesty and dedication to duty that are truly commendable.Not born with a silver nor brass spoon in his mouth, Dr. Jones, by dint of hard work and serious study, went on to achieve a doctorate in econometrics in the United States, returned to Liberia and contributed his expertise to work at the Executive Mansion and at the Ministry of Planning. Later on, he was to join the International Monetary Fund, where he once again proved his brilliance in a tenure that lasted many, many years.When Dr. Jones was appointed Governor of the Central Bank during President Sirleaf’s first term, not many Liberians knew where the Bank was located, let alone how it could positively impact our lives. Dr. Jones succeeded in changing all that. Today, we know that the new Central Bank Building on Ashmun Street in Monrovia is arguably the best building in Liberia, what young “hip” people call “the bomb.” More than this, under Dr. Jones’ watch, an enthusiastic and motivated staff have emerged—thanks to the program of training they have received both locally and abroad; new commercial banks have been established, each fulfilling a capital requirement of 10 million US dollars, and the foreign reserves have increased to over half a billion US dollars. But this is not all.Over and above all this is the Governor’s program to bring banking and credit facilities to the Liberian people, particularly to the vast majority of the populace which resides outside Monrovia. Under what’s termed the Loan Extension and Availability Facility (LEAF), loans have been provided to Liberians in all the 15 counties thus enabling our market women, farmers and other small businesspeople to earn the necessary cash to pay their expenses: School fees, clinic bills, tools and equipment, etc. etc. Loans have also been extended to Liberians grouped under the Liberian Business Association and even to those bourgeois farmers under the auspices of the Liberian Rubber Planters Association. Laudable as Governor Jones’ policies are, particularly as they relate to the empowerment of Liberians, they have been attacked by our government, which seems to have drawn a cutlass against any attempt to empower Liberians. For why would our government—the Executive and Legislative arms—oppose the only government program providing access to credit for Liberian-owned businesses? What is wrong with a policy which takes Liberia’s money and lends it to Liberians? Doesn’t our government take Liberia’s money and give it to foreign companies in the form of duty free privileges and tax holidays?Of course, under this regime, we have seen the wholesale concessioning out of our resources to foreign companies without any thought being given to reserving any of these resources for Liberians or even getting Liberians to partner with the foreign companies. The iron ore mines, the oil blocks, the forest—all these resources have been given to foreign companies by the Executive with the active concurrence of the Legislature.But this is the type of policy which deepens underdevelopment. This is the strategy for achieving “growth without development”—as famously detailed by the economists from Northwestern University in the US.That is why today life for most Liberians is poverty-stricken—and short. That is why our beloved Liberia is now rated as “the second most miserable country to live in the whole world!”If Liberia is to make progress after 168 years of “independence”, if Liberia is to avoid another civil conflagration, we need to change strategy. We need to make the wellbeing and progress of the Liberian child, woman and man the subject and object of ALL our government’s policies and actions.That is the challenge facing our President in the dying days of her administration. And that is the challenge with which the next President will be confronted.Finally, as Governor Jones exits the Central Bank, he continues to bear a heavy burden. The policies he pursued regarding the empowerment of Liberians have ignited the hopes and aspirations of people throughout Liberia. Many of them now refer to the Governor as “the poverty doctor.” I heard one lady say that “since the doctor has done well in the clinic he should move to the hospital.” And the clamor will continue. As a Catholic, my “take away” in all this is to revert to the advice given by Jesus to his disciples in Matthew 20:28: “Non veniministrari sed ministrare”—I came to serve, not to be served. Dr. Jones seems to have taken this advice.Well done, Mills, Well done. About the author: Ambassador (Prof) Dew Tuan-Wleh Mayson is an activist and business man.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia Defeat Congo, Get Set for Zimbabwe Nov. 16

first_imgSkipper Jebor celebrates along with teammates after scoring the second goal.National team head coach Thomas Kojo said he went into yesterday’s match for a win and he ultimately got it and two first-half goals from center-defender Teah Dennis and captain William Jebor were the deciding moments for the Lone Star to collect their first win in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers that will prepare them against Zimbabwe on Nov. 16.Lone Star took the lead in the 15th minute through defender Dennis who made his way through with a header from left-back Aloysius Simujla’s cross from a set piece from the right angle of Congo’s defense.With so much pressure on the back of the national team to deliver after their 3-1 loss away in Brazzaville, Lone Star wasted no time and doubled their lead 14 minutes after forward Anthony Laffor provided a brilliant assist for skipper Jebor.Congo, meanwhile, scored a consolation goal a minute later through striker Prince Ibara, who was also on the scoresheet in Brazzaville.Outstanding midfielder Murphy Dorley in a jubilant mood after the final whistle.Minutes before halftime, Laffor attempted to increase Lone Star’s lead after cutting inside the Congolese defense, but goalkeeper Chancel Massa was in the right position to deny the 33 year-old from getting his name on the score sheet.Congo later troubled Lone Star’s defense for an equalizer before the halftime break, but Liberia’s full-back stood the test of time to maintain the lead for the break.Upon resumption of the second half, Laffor had a clear opportunity to increase his team’s lead through a diving header. Jebor increased his speed to collect a long pass from the defense and brilliantly swung in the cross, but goalkeeper Massa was again in the best position to make the save.Midfielders Murphy Dorley and Allen Njie were again outstanding in the midfield for Lone Star as Kpah Sherman, who formed part of Coach Thomas Kojo’s starting lineup for the second time, kept pressurizing the Congolese’s defense.The visitors continued to push for an equalizer in the second half, but met up with a defensive wall, as Lone Star kept their defensive composure intact.It became more intensive as the final minutes on the clock kept winding down. The Congolese kept Lone Star under pressure, but goalkeeper Ashley Williams was the right man between the goalposts at the right time.Following the sound of the final whistle, a joyous moment for players, technical staff and supporters took over the field because Lone Star, with the victory, collected their first win since October 13, 2015, when they defeated Guinea-Bissau 3-1 in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.Coach Kojo starting eleven against Congo at the SKD after he made four changes in the teamYesterday’s result was a sigh of relief for Lone Star in their quest to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. Despite the win, the red, white and blue boys remain at the bottom of Group G with four points — leveled on points with Congo, who are in the third position on goal difference.In the group’s other match Group G, the Warriors of Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo played to a 1-1 stalemate in Harare, Zimbabwe. Khama Billiat put Zimbabwe in front in the first minute, connecting Talent Chawapiwa’s cross in the opening attack of the game, before DR Congo equalized a minute later through an own goal by Teenage Hadebe who failed to clear Mpeko’s cross, according to Soccer24.com. The Warriors are now 8 points on top while DRC have five.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Horny football banished? Funniest reactions as Van Gaal heads for United exit

first_img The Louis van Gaal era at Man United is over 1 Louis van Gaal’s time in charge of Man United is over.The manager arrived at the Carrington training ground early on Monday morning days after winning the FA Cup, though League Managers Association lawyer Paul Gilroy QC also drove through the entrance gates.This is the same man who acted for David Moyes when he was sacked by United in 2014 and it was soon being reported the Van Gaal era was over.Jose Mourinho expected to be named as the new Old Trafford supremo and here, talkSPORT looks at the funniest tweets as fans reacted to the news.WHY MOURINHO APPOINTMENT IS THE RIGHT ONElast_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS ISN’T LINEAR

first_imgJoan is driving home in her new car and she loves it. It has cost her most of her savings and a lot of missed nights out with her friends, but she had enough to buy it outright.It’s a small, sporty convertible and today is the perfect day for driving. The sun is beaming down and, as she accelerates, the noise of the engine and the wind in her hair make her beam with joy.Then….BANG! She pulls over to the side of the road and gets out to see what has happened. As she walks around the car she sees that the left rear tyre has a puncture. Joan takes out a penknife, proceeds to slash all the other tyres of her car. She reaches inside the car, takes her keys, throws them into the hedge and then proceeds to walk home.Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?But let’s change the scenario to Joan trying to lose weight. She is going well for the first few weeks, feels great and is being encouraged by everyone. Then, all of a sudden…. nothing, her weight stays the same, or has gone up slightly.Joan automatically goes back to her old habits, and subsequently, back to her old weight. She gives up.Does this sound familiar? How many of you reading this has done this once in your life?How many of you have done this on numerous occasions, only to enthusiastically start again the next time a new fad comes along?Weight loss isn’t linear, but everyone would have you believe that it is.If you gave a two year old a crayon and a blank piece of paper, the resulting, scrawling, circular scribbles would be a more accurate representation of how weight loss actually goes. Your weight will fluctuate day to day and week to week.People have a preconceived notion that the scale has to consistently go down or else what they are doing has failed.This couldn’t be further from the truth.To expect a constant loss is to assume that you are a complete saint who knows exactly how many calories they need per day, and will only eat the right foods that you need to eat in order for this to happen. This is impossible for anyone.When you decide on a goal, you must allow the appropriate amount of time to achieve that goal.If you have consistently gained weight over a number of years, don’t expect to lose all of it over a 6 week period.Goal setting is a great way to motivate yourself and keep on track of your overall goals, but it is doomed to failure if the goal is unrealistic.Your goals should be S.M.A.R.TS – Specific;A general goal is I want to lose weight.A specific goal is, I will join a gym and work out 3 days per week in order to lose weight.M – Measurable;How much will it cost me? How long will it take? How will I know when I have reached my goal?A – Attainable;Do I have everything in place that I need in order to reach my goals?R – Realistic;You have to allow an appropriate amount of time to reach it, but you also have to be willing and able to reach your goal.T – Timely;Your goal should have a suitable time frame. It should be long enough to allow you to reach it, but not too far away so you don’t lose the sense of urgency needed to motivate you to get there.Weight loss isn’t always easy, but as long as you allow for a few bumps in the road along the way you can always reach your destination.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS ISN’T LINEAR was last modified: March 16th, 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:emmet rushefitness columnsuccessweight losslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS LADIES PROGRESS TO SEMI-FINAL

first_imgNa Cealla Beaga Club Notes 19/08/2013.The Ladies had great win at home to Malin in the championship on Sunday last and are now through to the county semi final. Well done to all.The Seniors and Reserves are away to St Michael’s on Sunday next in the League. The Club held an under 8 Blitz last Saturday with Na Cealla Beaga, Naomh Columba and Ard Na Ratha taking part and six very enjoyable games, thank you to everyone that helped out on the field on in the kitchen. Under 8 coaching continues on Thursday at 6.00 and Saturday at 10.30am.The Killotto had no winner this week. Next week’s jackpot is €1,350. This week’s sellers are Aisling Murrin’s team.There was no winner of the Bingo and next week’s Jackpot is €1,550 on 46 numbers.  GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS LADIES PROGRESS TO SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 20th, 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:GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS LADIES PROGRESS TO SEMI-FINALkllybegslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL U16s INTO LEAGUE FINAL

first_imgThere was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 17, 26, 27 and 30. Two prizes of €50 went to James Molloy Mill road and Margaret Mc Geehan Derries. Next weeks jackpot is €3,800.Well done to the U13 team who had a very comprehensive victory over Ardara on Friday night. Ardara 2-04 6-16 Naomh Conaill. They are home to Naomh Mhuire on Saturday at 12noon.Well done to the U16 team who put in a great performance on Monday night to edge out Aodh Ruadh by the narrowest of margins. Naomh Conaill 2-8 2-7 Aodh Ruadh. They will now play the winners of Ardara / Dungloe in the league final. The reserve game against Gweedore on Sunday was called off. The senior game went ahead but unfortunately we were beaten by a point. Gweedore 0-08 0-07 Naomh Conaill. GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL U16s INTO LEAGUE FINAL was last modified: September 10th, 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL U16s INTO LEAGUE FINALlast_img read more

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Ryan Bertrand blames Gareth Southgate ‘oversight’ for World Cup omission

first_img1 Ryan Bertrand thinks his omission from England’s World Cup squad was “an oversight” by manager Gareth Southgate.The Southampton left-back did not make the final 23 for the tournament in Russia, which starts next week.Some observers suggested Ashley Young and Fabian Delph, who are both options for Southgate at left-back, were picked for their versatility, but Bertrand believes he is well suited to the system England use.He told the Daily Mail: “I played wing back in a five at the end of the season, which is how England play. I also played in a central three for Southampton with Virgin van Dijk and Jose Fonte, and we went on Southampton’s record clean sheet run, six on the bounce.“I played left midfield in a Champions League final for Chelsea. It is perhaps an oversight in the manager’s analysis and I find that hard to take.”Southgate called Bertrand to tell him he would not be part of the squad, but the harder conversation for the 28-year-old was the one which followed with his mother.“That was hard. She was upset,” he added.“She was the one always there on the touchline with me as a kid. On those cold Sunday mornings and wet Tuesday nights when I was at Gillingham, we dreamed about World Cups.”last_img read more

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