FEU forces KO tiff vs Adamson in PVL

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees Sophomore middle blocker Czarina Carandang turned in a breakthrough performance, smashing in 21 points for the Lady Tamaraws, who just became the first team to beat the Lady Falcons this conference.FEU and Adamson will face each other in Game 3 of their best-of-three series on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We are overwhelmed. We planned for this match and I told the players to just follow the instructions and they responded well,” said come backing FEU coach George Pascua.Carandang was a pillar for FEU, scoring her last point on a kill-block against Adamson main girl Christine Joy Soyud for a 13-9 lead in the fifth. Far Eastern University stood its ground against a rampaging Adamson to prevail, 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, Saturday night and extend their semifinals series in the Premier Volleyball League at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Few tickets left as La Salle, Ateneo cross paths OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

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Federer moves back to No. 1 in rankings, swapping with Nadal

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Nadal dropped down from No. 1 after sitting out last week following his 11th French Open championship earlier in the month.This is the fifth time the top ranking has changed hands between Federer and Nadal. That’s the most switches at No. 1 in a single season since there were also five in 2003.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 crownThe record for most changes at No. 1 is 10, set in 1983, when John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl all spent time there.This is Federer’s record-extending 310th week at No. 1. 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Roger Federer celebrates after he beats Milos Raonic in the final tennis match of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Marijan Murat//dpa via AP)LONDON — Roger Federer is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, once again swapping spots with Rafael Nadal.Federer’s title at the grass-court tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, last week pushed him up from No. 2 on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Seismologists clarify Mexico soccer fans didn’t cause quake Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Montserrado Supt. Speaks on 165,000 Projects

first_imgThe Superintendent of Montserrado, County Florence Brandy, has revealed that projects from 2012 might run into the County’s 2013/2014 budgetary allotment because the money is for developmental purposes.She said due to a misunderstanding with the county leadership when she first took over that has now been settled, the county leaders were not able to implement past projects.Supt. Brandy noted that the county still has lots of money that has not been touched and said that the money would help enable her administration take on future projects.“The leadership is now willing to work with each other collaboratively and we still have lots of money we have not be used and passed into resolution,” she said.The Superintendent made the disclosure at the ground breaking ceremony of a multipurpose community town hall in the St. Paul River District.The Town hall cost US$165, 000 and will serve as a Multi-Purpose Building for Community dwellers.Madam Brandy said the construction of the Town Hall is among the National Government’s many developmental projects to be undertaken in the Country.She said as part of the Government’s Contribution, it gives US$200,000 to every county.She cautioned community dwellers to work along with contractors in making the construction successful because the Hall will be dedicated by President Sirleaf prior to her departure for this year’s July 26 celebration in Sinoe County.Madame Brandy explained that the Hall will consist of three offices, a conference area, and a bathroom.“All we need is more support from the Government of Liberia because there are no logistics or empowerment for community leaders and other local county authority,” she explained.Also speaking at the ground breaking ceremony was Rep. Edward Forh of District #16, who said in the first resolution of the County Development Fund, each district had US$151,900.00 and the second resolution, US$60, 00.00 was allotted to each district.“A few years back, when this district was district #12, we had a local community meeting and in that meeting us as community dwellers and leaders agreed that the first Town Hall must be constructed in Central New Kru Town and the Second Hall here in this community.As a leader, I felt that it was good that every project coming to the district must be tangible and must be long lasting so that our people will have to benefit for a long time, he added”For her part Alice B. Weah, Governor of the Borough of New Kru town, extended her thanks and appreciation to the County Leadership, Local County Authority and the Government of Liberia.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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Prez. Weah Meets Chinese Delegation, Eyes Construction of Overhead Bridges

first_imgPresident Weah, along with State and Finance Ministers, poses with Chinese DelegationPresident George Weah yesterday met with a high-powered delegation of the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that paid a courtesy call on him at his Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Monrovia, an Executive Mansion release has said.According to the release, the PRC’s delegation is in the country to commence preparatory work in order to construct overhead bridges at two strategic locations in Monrovia, as well as the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town and the S.K.D. Boulevard Junction.At the meeting, which took place on Tuesday, July 10, President Weah welcomed the Chinese delegation to Liberia, and used the occasion to commend the PRC for responding to his call to construct the bridges.“The construction of the bridges, which is part of President Weah’s commitment to reshape the structural outlook of Monrovia, will greatly mitigate the growing traffic situation along the Tubman Boulevard axis,” the release said.In a related development, President Weah yesterday signed into law the “Historic Deed” to the slum community of West Point, to transform the township into a modern community.The Deed, otherwise referred to as the “Development Grant,” was presented to President Weah in June this year for his signature, following the conduct of multiple surveys involving the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and other government agencies.President Weah has turned over the Deed to the National Housing Authority (NHA) in preparation for the construction of approximately 2,000 modern homes in West Point to replace existing outmoded structures.Meanwhile, the first phase for the upgrading cum transformation of the slum community is expected to commence “soon” with the construction of an Ocean Defense System to protect the land from erosion.The National Housing Authority is working along with more than 12 government agencies, non-governmental organizations and the township leadership on the upgrading process.West Point has been an epicenter of a troubling sea erosion over the past years that have left thousands of residents homeless.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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Brighter Future Wins Inter-School Track Championship

first_imgThe Brighter Future Foundation (BFF) on Friday lifted the ‘1st Place Trophy’ of the 12th Inter-School Track and Field Championship at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.The BFF earned six gold medals, the highest gold medals in five of the 10 events and other medals, in the female and male events of the Inter-School Track and Field Championship and accumulated 39 points.Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson and Assistant Minister for Sports James Toe, in separate remarks, congratulated the winners and the participating schools, urging them to ‘keep it up and one day, Liberia will be very proud of you.”Sunnyboy Barcon of BFF won two gold and two silver medals and in two relays.The Body of Christ School, which also got 39 points, grabbed the ‘2nd Place Trophy and Medals’ because the school had five gold medals.Growing Seed School System got the 3rd place trophy and medals with 20 points.Two-time winners (2016 and 2017) Jimmy Jolocon settled fourth place with 18 points and failed to win a cup to carry home.Winners happily lifted their respective trophiesKingdom Foundation and Charity Schools stood at the 5th and 6th places respectively with 15th and 13th points. Kendeja swept 7 points, followed by Well Hairston and Effort Baptist with 5 points each. William Booth managed to get a point, while Paynesville YMCA and New Destiny didn’t realize any point.The 12th Inter-School Track and Field Championship, which ran from Thursday to Friday, was organized by the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Thirteen schools participated and there were about 390 athletes.The president and vice president for technical affairs of the LAF, Mr. Mulbah Zaza and Frederick Krah separately said this year’s championship was better than past events and indicated that excitement among the students was unbelievable.They urged the Ministry to provide support to boost ‘Track and Field Program in schools.”Meanwhile, the Chairman of the LAF technical committee, Coach Frederick Massaquoi said at least nine students were spotted and would be recommended to join the national track and field team.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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Man remanded for robbing male sex workers

first_imgOf the four men who allegedly had robbed two male sex workers on Wednesday last, one was on Friday remanded for robbery under arms.Michael Macy appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly to answer a charge detailing that on December 12, 2017 at Croal Street, Georgetown, while being together with others armed with guns, he robbed Denzil Benjamin of a cell phone valued $45,600.It is also alleged that on the same day and at the same location, being in the company of the same men and also while being armed, he robbed Kevin McLean of a motorcycle valued a $178,000.Macy denied both charges.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris objected to the defendant being placed on bail on grounds that a firearm was used and that the other three accused are yet to be charged.As such, Magistrate Daly remanded Macy, and the case will continue on January 26.last_img read more

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Haitian fined, faces deportation for overstaying in Guyana

first_imgA 39-year-old Haitian man, who overstayed in Guyana and plead guilty to the offence, was on Thursday fined $60,000 or in default six weeks imprisonment, along with deportation.Pierre Baptiste appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge alleged that between December 29, 2018 and July 1, 2019 at Georgetown, he, being permitted to stay in Guyana from November 28, 2018 to December 28, 2018, failed to comply with conditions subject to which any permit was granted by overstaying the said period.Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the Court that Immigration ranks were conducting an operation at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), where several persons were soliciting passengers and it was during that operation Baptiste was arrested.He further stated that a search was carried out and his passport was discovered in his possession. Upon examining the passport, the ranks discovered that he had overstayed his time in Guyana.Baptiste was arrested and taken to the CID Headquarters, where further checks were made by the investigating ranks and it revealed that he came to Guyana legally via CJIA.The ranks made checks at the Ministry of Citizenship to see if he had applied for an extension but it was discovered that the defendant did not.When asked by Magistrate McLennan if he wanted to say anything to the Court, the man refused.last_img read more

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Mane leads Senegal’s 23-man WCup squad

first_img0Shares0000FILE – In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Senegal’s Sadio Mane listens to national anthem prior to their friendly soccer match against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, northern France. Senegal has named its final 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane leading a group that also includes key defender Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and midfielder Cheikh Kouyate of West Ham. (Francois Mori, file/Associated Press)DAKAR, Senegal, May 18 – Senegal has named its final 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane leading a group that includes key defender Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham.Coach Aliou Cisse, captain of the 2002 team that reached the quarterfinals in the country’s only previous World Cup appearance, gambled on the fitness of Monaco winger Keita Balde and Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji. Balde last played on April 7 while Mbodji missed most of this season with a knee problem but has recently returned to training.The 20-year-old Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr also made the squad.The midfield has an English league look with Kouyate, Idrissa Gueye of Everton, Cheikh Ndoye of Birmingham and Pape Alioune Ndiaye of Stoke selected.Cisse, appointed in 2015, is relying on the players who brought Senegal through the qualifying campaign.“This team, this selection above all reflects continuity and coherence,” Cisse said at a news conference in Dakar. “For me, it’s essential to preserve this positive dynamic.”Senegal coach Cisse has ‘unfinished business’.PHOTO/courtesyCisse said he’s been monitoring Mbodji’s recovery and is confident the defender will be fit. If so, he’ll likely form a strong partnership in central defense with Koulibaly.Much of Senegal’s hopes rest with the 26-year-old Mane, who has been in sizzling form with 10 goals in 29 appearances in the Premier League.Although it’s only Senegal’s second World Cup appearance, there is plenty of expectation with the squad having been drawn with Poland, Japan and Colombia in Group H at the finals in Russia.Cisse’s men will have training sessions next week at a resort town outside Dakar before moving camp to Vittel, a city in northeast France.Mane will join up late as Liverpool prepare for the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26.-Friendlies-Senegal has pre-World Cup friendlies scheduled against Luxembourg (May 31), Croatia (June 8) and South Korea (June 11).SquadGoalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France); Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya, Guinea); Alfred Gomis (Spal 2013, Italy).Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy); Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey); Moussa Wague (Kas Eupen, Belgium); Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France); Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht, Belgium); Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France); Salif Sane (Hanover, Germany).Midfielders: Cheihkou Kouyate (West Ham, England); Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton, England); Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England); Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City, England); Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke, England).Forwards: Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England); Diafra Sakho (Rennes, France); Moussa Sow (Bursaspor, Turkey), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France); Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France); Keita Balde (Monaco, France); Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke, England); Mbaye Niang (Torino, Italy).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Higuain grabs a brace as Chelsea cruise past Huddersfield

first_img0Shares0000Higuain grabs a brace to score debut goals for Chelsea. Photo/REUTERSLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Gonzalo Higuain eased the pressure on Maurizio Sarri as the Chelsea striker’s first goals for his new club inspired a 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield on Saturday.Blues boss Sarri had been under fire after Chelsea suffered their heaviest Premier League defeat for 23 years in a humiliating 4-0 loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday. Amid reports the Italian is already in danger of the sack less than a year after taking charge, he was indebted to his old friend Higuain for lifting the gloom around Stamford Bridge.Higuain, signed on loan from Juventus at Sarri’s behest after their successful spell together at Napoli, opened his account early in the first half of Chelsea’s biggest win of the season.It was the start of an influential display from the Argentine and, with Eden Hazard free to return to his preferred role on the flanks after a spell up front, Chelsea looked far more vibrant.Hazard’s controversial penalty doubled Chelsea’s lead before half-time after referee Paul Tierney ruled Cesar Azpilicueta was fouled inside the area, when the offence actually took place just outside.That welcome piece of good fortune for Sarri was followed by further goals for Hazard, Higuain and David Luiz after the interval as Chelsea ended a run of two successive league defeats in emphatic fashion.After winning for only the second time in their last five league matches, Chelsea climb back into fourth place above Arsenal, who trail by three points and face Manchester City on Sunday, as they battle to qualify for the Champions League.While Chelsea’s winter of discontent won’t seem so bleak for Sarri now, the Blues remain at a crossroads.Much sterner tests await than Huddersfield, who are rooted to the bottom of the table and look destined for relegation after an 11th defeat in their last 12 league games.Chelsea face a season-defining period that includes the League Cup final against Manchester City and meetings with Manchester United in the FA Cup and City and Tottenham in the league.Sarri hasn’t helped his cause with rigid tactics and dubious man-management — conducting a long inquest with his players after the Bournemouth mauling and claiming they don’t understand even the basics of his system.The 60-year-old is adamant his philosophy will work if he is given time.But for ‘Sarri-ball’ to succeed, he needs Higuain to hit the ground running.– Finished with a flourish –The Argentine had been off the pace in his first two Chelsea appearances, but he brings a more physical and authoritative presence than the unlamented Alvaro Morata.Chelsea had failed to score in three of their last four league games, but Higuain ended that barren streak in the 16th minute.When N’Golo Kante slipped a neat reverse pass towards Higuain, the 31-year-old timed his run perfectly to beat the offside trap, held off his marker and smashed a fierce first-time finish into the roof of the net.Higuain isn’t all brute force. His clever movement was too much for Huddersfield to handle, and he was just off-target after gliding onto Marcos Alonso’s cross.Chelsea’s constant pressure was rewarded with that dubious penalty on the stroke of half-time.With Huddersfield offering so little threat, Azpilicueta was free to roam forward and the Chelsea defender’s run was ended by a crude shove from Elias Kachunga.Hazard ignored Huddersfield’s protests as he calmly sent Jonas Lossl the wrong way from the spot.That was Hazard’s 16th goal of the season and the 17th arrived in the 66th minute.Ross Barkley’s fine pass put Hazard through on goal and he produced a deft first touch to round Lossl before finishing with a flourish from a tight angle.Chelsea had their swagger back now and Higuain unfurled a majestic 20-yard strike that whistled into the top corner in the 66th minute.Luiz’s 86th minute header deflected in off Kachunga to seal the rout.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Dybala stunner seals top-spot for Juve, Atleti to wait

first_imgDybala struck two minutes into first-half injury time. His left-footed effort whipped into the net from a seemingly impossible angle leaving goalkeeper Jan Oblak with no chance.Diego Simeone’s Atletico will need to win their final group game against Lokomotiv Moscow in Madrid to be sure of advancing to the knockout rounds.“I think Dybala scored a goal that we can’t recommend,” said his coach Maricio Sarri.“The first thing a coach says when he sees someone trying to shoot from that position is ‘but why the hell are you shooting from there!’“He did something extraordinary, he deserved the applause,” said Sarri. “It was an extraordinary piece of skill.”Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the side and played for the entire match after missing last weekend’s game against Atalanta and was substituted in their previous two games because of a slight knee problem.“I haven’t spoken to him yet about the pain in his knee, but he looked to be in good shape,” added Sarri.– Lacking efficiency –Juventus have 13 points from five games, with Atletico still on seven, one point ahead of third-placed Bayer Leverkusen who beat Lokomotiv 2-0.“We had a good match against a great rival,” said Simeone. “We had chances but we lacked a little efficiency.“We didn’t score ourselves, which is the most important thing in football, but we were always in the match.”Ronaldo was partnered up front by Dybala as in-form Gonzalo Higuain started on the bench.Ronaldo had another injury scare in the first half, grimacing in pain and limping after colliding with the corner flag, but he played on.Atletico had their chances in a balanced first half. Thomas Partey sent a long-range volley wide after 13 minutes. Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny got down low to smother a goal-bound Saul Niguez effort.The 26-year-old Dybala was the standout player. He made the breakthrough just before the break when he curled in a superb strike from a tight angle to leave Atletico goalkeeper Oblak completely beaten.Dybala’s celebrations included a military-style salute to Turkish international teammate Merih Demiral.“It was just a joke between us in the dressing room, there was no message in that,” said the Argentine.“It was a good goal from a tight angle, there were a lot of players on front of me,” he added.Ronaldo threatened after an hour, racing towards goal only to shoot wide. Then Federico Bernadeschi rattled the post after coming on for Welsh international Aaron Ramsey.Dybala went off to a standing ovation and was replaced by Higuain for the last quarter of an hour.Juventus’ Argentine forward Paulo Dybala (C) celebrates after scoring the winning goal. © AFP / Isabella BONOTTOMatthijs de Ligt, who had been a doubt after dislocating his shoulder at the weekend, pulled off a brilliant sliding tackle to steal the ball from the feet of a goal-bound Angel Correa with seven minutes to go.Alvaro Morata missed the chance to poach a point in the final moments of the game.Correa sent the ball across the face of goal but the former Juventus striker failed to finish off on front of an empty goal.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus sealed top spot in their Champions League Group D. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Nov 27 – Paulo Dybala’s ferocious curled free-kick earned Juventus a 1-0 home win over Atletico Madrid and top spot in Champions League Group D.The Italian champions had already booked their place for the last 16 with two games to spare but made sure of top spot with an impressive win on Tuesday.last_img read more

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