Pocari Sweat racks up second consecutive win, whips Iriga

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Alcantara schedules US training session with PH teammate Huey View comments SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball PLAY LIST 02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:16SEA Games: Didal, Means assure PH of 1-2 finish in Game of Skate02:14Carpio 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Pocari Sweat scored its second win after an easy 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 victory over hapless Iriga-Navy Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Imus Sports Center in Cavite.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew May Ann Pantino scored 12 points to bolster the Lady Warriors to their second victory in three matches.Iriga fell to its third straight defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMyla Pablo added 11 points for Pocari, which didn’t allow the Jet Spikers take off at all.“We had a good practice and we were able to correct our past mistakes specially on receives and service,” said Pantino. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. True enough, Pocari had more excellent receptions (29-20) which its setter Wendy Semana ably converted to 19 excellent sets.Divine Eguia scored 11 points for Iriga which was swamped on attacks (42-26).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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BFF Boss Decries Incubation of Corruption in Liberian Schools, – Challenges Students to Strive for…

first_imgThe president of the Better Future Foundation, BFF, has called on Liberian students to aspire for not only academic and professional competence, but also moral virtues.Rev. Augustine Arkoi said the attainment of academic and professional knowledge and skills by students without subscribing to honesty, sincerity and other ethical standards through self-perseverance has the potential to make one’s attainment of education irrelevant to the society.The BFF President made the call recently when he delivered a keynote address at the 23rdgraduation and closing program of the Family Nursery School, located at Mamba Point in Monrovia.Speaking on the Theme: “As a Student, I Will Make Liberia a Good Country,” Rev. Arkoi asserted that the attainment of good virtues by Liberian youth and students through personal commitment and perseverance remains a cardinal foundation in the reconstruction of the post-conflict nation.“The good of any nation is determined by the commitment of its citizens to honesty, hard work, respect for, and adherence to the rule of law,”he stressed.According to him, Liberia would be a good country when its youth and students who are the future leaders subscribe to good studying habits and behaviors.He challenged Liberian students to resist academic malpractices including bribing of teachers,” sex for grades and promotion, among others which he said, are prevalent in the nation’s educational system.Rev. Arkoi who is also a respectable civil society activist and social worker described such acts, which often involve students and unscrupulous individuals in the Liberian educational system as “incubation of corruption.”According to him, “Making Liberia a Good Country requires you, as students and future leaders, to rise above such malpractices that are endemic and systemic not only in the Liberian schoolsystem, but the nation as a whole.”Rev. Arkoi used the occasion to commend the school’s Board of Directors, chaired by former Minister of Education, Dr. D. Evelyn S. Kandakai, administration and staff for the institution’s smooth operation and contribution to the educational sector, spanning 23 years.He indicated that the Mamba Point community,widely considered a diplomatic enclave in Monrovia also contains many slump and underprivilegedcommunities wherein many school age children are yet to gain access to educational and other learning opportunities owing to the apparent poverty conditions of their parents and other family members.To enable such increasing number of indigent children residing in the Mamba Point slump communities gain access to education, Rev. Arkoi strongly called on the Government of Liberia and other stakeholders to accord the school much needed support to expand its services to Mamba Point Community and its environs.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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Spying games not just for the pros

first_imgPREPS: Cheating, whether widespread or not, has been going on in high schools, too. By Jill Painter and Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITERS When it comes to cheating to gain a competitive edge in football, the New England Patriots might not be as so notorious after all. The Patriots were caught stealing the Jets’ defensive signals in the NFL opener, but on- and off-field cheating has occurred for decades on every football level. From videotaping practices to stealing signals to doctoring home residence paperwork to illegal recruiting, the fine art of deception has been going on in football for years. And if you think this is exclusive to the professional level, you’re wrong. In 1973, St. Paul High of Santa Fe Springs had a dominant football team. Defending its CIF Southern Section championship from the previous year was seemingly all but guaranteed. St. Paul was the top seed – the Goliath of the playoff bracket – and had a date with Pioneer, the lowest seed, in a first-round game. On the field, St. Paul was superior in every way. But three nervous St. Paul assistant coaches apparently weren’t so confident. As Pioneer coaches conducted practice a couple of days before the game, they noticed a suspicious van parked outside their field. Pioneer coaches quickly hopped in their cars and blocked in the van. When they approached the van, three assistant St. Paul coaches and their film equipment tumbled out. It’s one of the most blatant cheating stories in Southern California prep history. Whether cheating is widespread or limited to isolated incidents is unknown. Some feel it’s a problem while others don’t worry about it. The feeling among most local high school and college coaches is that spying and stealing signals is plausible. But even if teams are stealing signals or videotaping during games, most coaches don’t believe the sophistication to interpret the signals and do something about it in time for it to matter is likely. St. Paul coach Marijon Ancich was never implicated in the spying incident, but his three assistants in the van were fired. St. Paul did pummel Pioneer in the game, but the victory was later forfeited because St. Paul cheated. “The only thing I’ve ever heard is a complaint a number of years ago that one of the schools for the deaf was reading lips,” said Bill Frazer, a longtime assistant coach at San Fernando High. “The extracurricular activities now seem to be in recruiting and stealing players.” Not signals. It can happen, though. Without evidence – like a van full of assistants and old film – how do coaches know for sure? Redondo High coach Gene Simon said he’s always on the lookout for strange cars at practice. He once spotted a man videotaping coaches at a freshman game. “He had his camera aimed directly at us instead of watching the freshman game,” Simon said. “We sent guys up to take his camera. We told him if he didn’t leave, we’d take his camera, and he left. We caught him when he first started to do it, so he didn’t have a lot of information. But it happens.” Doctoring paperwork of an athlete’s address so he can play at a different school is an issue. Recruiting at the high school level is against the rules, too. It seems coaches are more concerned with that. Stealing signals? So what? “When we’re on offense, we call the play at the line of scrimmage,” Loyola High coach Jeff Kearin said. “We ran the draw pretty well (against Thousand Oaks) and we have a code word for that. The kids came back and they were saying they know what the word is. Videotaping signals that you can study and make play calls during a game, that would be hard to do. “We have two people signaling. If they’re spending their time figuring out who’s signaling what and what that means and reacting to it before the play is snapped, they’re working on the wrong thing.” In 1994, a volunteer assistant coach for Kennedy of Granada Hills received a tip Sylmar High had an illegal practice on Labor Day the week of the game. Tom Sams took his camera and hid in the bushes at Sylmar and taped the practice. Sams seemingly took more heat for videotaping the practice than Sylmar did by hosting a practice that was against L.A. City Section rules. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the Patriots $250,000. The Pats also will give up a first-round draft pick if they make the playoffs. Belichick’s use of a sideline video cameraman pointed directly at the Jets’ bench was more sophisticated than the film equipment used by St. Paul. The Patriots’ cameraman wasn’t exactly tying to conceal himself. Not everyone does, or at least they don’t do a good job of it. Mira Costa coach Don Morrow had a few laughs in 1994. Mira Costa was playing Peninsula for the first time, and the Mustangs were going through their weekly walkthrough on Thursday night at Mira Costa when they noticed two people on the roof watching their practice. It turned out to be two Peninsula players, one of whom was Petros Papadakis, the former USC player who is now an outspoken local television and radio personality. “Whenever I see Petros or his dad, I usually tease them about it,” Morrow said. “When we nabbed them, we called their coach, Gary Kimbrell, who was a friend of our staff. They were talking about suspending those two for the game, and we were like, `No, no no. We definitely want them to play.’ They were just being kids. They weren’t being malicious. “That’s my best spy story.” Some coaches – like Banning’s Chris Ferragamo – don’t care, even if they believe a team is trying to steal their signals. “Years ago, people would come by and watch practice,” Ferragamo said. “I don’t care because you’ve still got to beat me on the field. They can watch all the practice they want, they’re welcome to watch practice, but they’ve still got to beat us.” Staff writers from the Daily News and San Bernardino Sun also contributed to this story. tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com or jill.painter@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Video made by 12 year old tackling bullying shown in schools across Ireland

first_imgThis video was made by 12 year old Jonah Maxwell who is originally from Dublin, but has been living in Chicago with his family for the past five years. It is being shown in schools in the US, Ireland, and Brazil to nip bullying in the bud before the beginning of the coming academic year. The video depicts the detrimental effect bullying can have on someone, and encourages anyone going through bullying to speak up, “it doesn’t have to be this way”.The masks demonstrates how bullies can hide behind social media.The video reminds us that; “It’s as easy to be nice as it is to be mean, manners and respect cost $0.00”“If it’s happening to you, you have to tell someone”  Video made by 12 year old tackling bullying shown in schools across Ireland was last modified: September 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:bullyingcyber-bullyingjonah maxwellSCHOOLsocial mediathe bullylast_img read more

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Southampton tie down key player to long-term deal

first_img IN DEMAND REVEALED RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 3 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Alex McCarthy has signed a new four-year deal with Southampton, the club have announced.The keeper broke into the starting lineup halfway through last season and kept seven clean sheets in 18 appearances as Saints narrowly-avoided relegation to the Championship. 3 targets McCarthy signed his new deal on the same day Dusan Tadic left Southampton to return to the Netherlands 3 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race targets Speaking on the club’s website, McCarthy said: “I’m massively pleased. I had one year left on my current deal and obviously I’m over the moon to sign a new four-year deal.“I think the club is going in the right direction. With the way we finished the season, we can take that into this one and hopefully finish a lot higher up the table. Everyone is ready to go.”Southampton boss Mark Hughes said: “His performances last season speak for themselves, and it is clear how highly regarded he is by his teammates and also the supporters.“It was clearly a priority this summer to ensure the commitment between him and the club was strengthened, and we believe Alex is very much in the right place to continue to grow and improve his game.” McCarthy, 28, joined Southampton in 2016 but made only two cup appearances in his first season.But after Fraser Forster‘s decline in goal, he forced his way into the side and made the spot his own, earning him a new long-term deal.McCarthy began his career with Reading, managing to squeeze in 75 appearances for the Royals around eight loans away from the club in his seven years at the Madejski Stadium.The stopper earned three England under-21s caps between 2010 and 2011, gaining a call-up to the senior squad in 2013 but failing to make an appearance in friendlies against Ireland and Brazil. The keeper also played a key role in Southampton’s run to the FA Cup semi-final Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The news will be a relief to Saints fans, who saw star playmaker Dusan Tadic leave the club on the same day.Tadic, 29, joins Ajax in a £9.7million deal, returning to the Eredivisie four years after joining from FC Twente.Southampton are already lining up a replacement for Tadic, having reportedly agreed a £16m fee for Basel’s Mohamed Elyounoussi.The Norwegian winger would be Southampton’s second signing of the summer, having completed a £7m deal for Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong on Tuesday. TOP WORK LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti McCarthy was integral in Southampton’s late push to avoid relegation last_img read more

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‘Jim Bob from Japan’ given 14-day prison sentence

first_imgA 39-year-old man from Malin has been given a 14-day prison sentence after being found lying on the road by Gardaí.Sean McDaid, of Bunn, Culkenny, Malin, was before Letterkenny District Court on charges following the incident on July 29, 2018. Gardaí received a report of a man lying on the road.McDaid was asked for his name by Gardaí and replied ‘Jim Bob’ and gave his address as ‘Japan’.McDaid has been in custody since September 30.Patsy Gallagher, solicitor for McDaid, said his client had some difficulty with alcohol and had fallen through the cracks.“He accepts that he was drunk and he has no recollection of it,” Mr Gallagher said.“He consumed a number of prescriptive medications and alcohol on the day.”Judge Paul Kelly sentenced McDaid to 14 days imprisonment, back-dating the term to October 21.‘Jim Bob from Japan’ given 14-day prison sentence was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMalinSean McDaidlast_img read more

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The Chelsea v Benfica quiz

first_imgChelsea are about to face Benfica in the Europa League final in Amsterdam.Get your thinking cap on ahead of the big game and test your knowledge of the Blues’ European history by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] See also:Flo: Chelsea can win final without HazardHazard will miss Europa League 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Vintage Madison Bumgarner performance keys Giants win

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — When Major League Baseball announced the All-Star Game rosters on Sunday, one Giants left-hander who is no stranger to the Midsummer Classic was in the midst of a dominant performance.Madison Bumgarner looked like one of baseball’s best pitchers in the Giants’ 10-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, but he’s not the lefty headed to Cleveland to represent San Francisco on July 9.That honor …last_img read more

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South Africa leads global fugitive hunt

first_imgYusuf Abramjee, head of Crime Line (right) and Assistance Commissioner Vinesh Moonoo at the CSI conference shortly after South Africa was formally welcomed onto the board of directors.A global fugitive round-up operation, recently launched by Crime Stoppers International (CSI), Interpol and various law enforcement agencies, attracted the most interest from South Africa.Primedia’s Crime Line was the local driving force.The announcement was made to hundreds of delegates at the 30th annual CSI conference, which is underway in Broad Beach, Queensland, Australia.At the same time, three South Africans were formally welcomed onto the Board of Directors of the worldwide crime combating body – a first for the African continent.South Africa is being represented at the CSI conference by Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee. Assistant Police Commissioner Vinesh Moonoo and Senior Superintendent Attie Lamprecht are representing the South African Police Service (SAPS).Crime Line, the anonymous 32211 sms tip-off service, and  www.crimeline.co.za has recorded almost 830 arrests to date and R31-million worth of confiscations.South Africa was the first country to introduce text or sms messaging in the fight against crime just over two years ago and various countries followed. The initiative has the support of national and provincial government and is fully endorsed by the SAPS.NGOs, various media organisations including the SABC, DSTV, Jacaranda FM, Algoa FM, community radio, newspapers and other publications are also proud supporters of Crime Line. The initiative was launched as a Primedia corporate social investment programme in June 2007 and various local and foreign partnerships were quickly formed.Addressing delegates at the CSI conference, Abramjee said: “We will continue to form partnerships and share the South African experience. At the same time, we are here to learn from other countries. We have one global enemy – crime. We must all work together and fight this scourge.”He said South Africa was ready to spread the Crime Line and CSI message to all corners of the African continent. Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia and Botswana are some of the countries that have already shown interest.“In line with the CSI motto, ‘Helping to stop, solve and prevent crime – together’,” we will assist and advise wherever we can,” Abramjee said.Commissioner Moonoo said: “The SAPS encourages communities to continue to blow the whistle on crime. Please pass on information anonymously using Crime Line (sms 32211) or call Crime Stop (08600 10111). The successes achieved thus far are phenomenal. We will also focus more on fugitives in the future.”Speaking at the conference, Field Commander for “Operation Infra-Red” and representative of Australia’s Victoria Police Intelligence and Covert Support Department, Valentine Smith, announced that South Africa recorded the highest number of visits to the CSI website in June 2009 when the operation was launched.Over 120 photographs of the world’s most wanted were posted onto the Crime Line website and many were published in the South African media. There were also links to the Crime Stoppers International (CSI) website.“Almost 40% of the visitors to the CSI website in June were from South Africa. The actual number was 23 313. This is phenomenal considering that we gave Crime Line 48 hours to launch the wanted campaign in South Africa,” said Smith.“We also received a number of tip-offs from South Africa and investigations into many of the cases are continuing,” he said.Eight fugitives were re-captured in various parts of the world, while a further 45 fugitives have possibly been located. Some 37 of these are pending or following extradition processes. Among those recaptured are major drug dealers, murderers, a rapist and sex offenders. Drug smuggler Bruce “Vito” Veniero, who was being sought in the US, was nabbed in Argentina after being on the run for 10 years. He is known as the “Grass King of the US”.Smith said the success of “Operation INFRA-Red” in South Africa was largely due to the massive media support. “Other countries should talk to the South African delegation and learn from them. The media in South Africa must be praised for the awareness it created around this global fugitive round-up operation.”James Schield, Chief Inspector from the United States Marshals Service said “the world is getting smaller. There is an increase in mobility of people. We have to continue to establish relationships all over the globe. The priority is to investigate, locate and arrest fugitives.”Operation INFRA-Red will be back next year. “We will fully support it and based on this year’s success, we will punt it extensively in South Africa and other parts of the continent,” said Abramjee.Commissioner Moonoo said operations to track down wanted criminals in South Africa were “on-going.”The buzzword at this year’s conference was “partnerships”. Communities, law enforcement agencies, business, including the media, have been urged to work “together” in the fight against crime.Delegates from Europe, Asia, US, Canada, the Caribbean and various parts of Australia attended this year’s CSI conference. Speakers included top crime-combating officials from the FBI, Scotland Yard, Australia’s Federal Police and academics.last_img read more

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