Tryouts for national volleyball team set

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Also expected to join the tryouts are veteran members Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Rhea Dimaculangan, and Maika Ortiz along with Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Myla Pablo, Kath Arado, and MJ Philips.The team will also announce the replacement for Francis Vicente as head coach, who will be in charge of leading the national team in the Asian Games in August and the Asian Cup in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We will come up with a formal announcement our new head coach any time soon,” said Peter Cayco, Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Incorporated vice president, who said new head coach already has a “wish list” of players.Cayco, though, added that the team is still open for those who are willing to join. Photo from asianvolleyball.netThe preparations for two international tournaments this year begin with an open tryout to form the women’s national volleyball team on April 13 at Arellano University.Incumbent national team members Jaja Santiago, Alyssa Valdez, Dawn Macandili, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, and Kianna Dy are all expected to take part in the tryouts that will be conducted at Arellano’s Legarda campus.ADVERTISEMENT Rivero’s depature from La Salle piques interest of other schools Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Although we will send formal invites to those in the coach’s wish list, we will still welcome players who want to be part of the team,” said Cayco. “We want to make sure that everybody will be given a chance so that we can assemble the country’s best volleyball team.”Richard Gomez, the Philippines’ Asian Games chief of mission, is positive of what the national team is capable of doing in the Asian level.“We’re strongly considering their inclusion in the Asian Games,” said Gomez, who was part of the men’s volleyball team that played in the AVC Asian Men’s Club Championship in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

MOSA Donates to Schools in Slum Communities

first_imgThe Movement for Sustainable Alternative (MOSA) has donated food and non-food items to three schools operating in slum communities in the country.The donation is part of MOSA’s effort to support school going gain education in Liberia.MOSA through its Communication Officer, Abdul A. Kamara, said MOSA as a non- profitable institution intends to identify with school going kids especially those living in slum communities, who parents were finding it difficult to get regular meals for them before they could go to school.The schools that benefited from the donations included Juah Sarwee Memory Welfare Institute in New Kru Town; West Point based Academic Treasury Academy (ATA), and Better Foundation Elementary and Jr. High school in District #17, Montserrado County.He intimated that research conducted by MOSA shows that some elementary schools are in deplorable condition thus exposing kids to health hazards.Mr. Kamara said MOSA with support from sponsors presented some cartoons   of nutritional rice and 864 plastic bags of dietetic food items to the three schools as the institution’s way of identifying with the less privileged kids to get meals as they continue their education.He then called on the authorities at the Ministry of Education to visit all accredited schools operating here especially in slum communities.”The role of MOSA is beyond redirecting the future of the country with the Moto: “Drive to Make Tomorrow Better through a Sustainable Alternative.”MOSA is also involved in seeking scholarships for students to pursue higher   education as well as provide tutorial classes for students who are slow to learn.One of the beneficiaries, Pennyenneh D. Jlay, Principal of ATA expressed gratitude to MOSA for the gesture and promised to use the items for its intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

China to have Rose Parade float

first_imgIn a historic prelude to the Beijing Olympics, China will be represented in its first Rose Parade float on New Year’s Day. “What a fabulous way to launch the Beijing Olympics year,” said Diane Dixon, senior vice president of Avery Dennison, a Pasadena-based company that is co-sponsoring the Olympics-theme float. “It’s historic. The People’s Republic of China has never had a float in the Tournament of Roses parade,” Dixon said. A formal announcement regarding the float was scheduled for Monday at tournament headquarters in Pasadena, whose sister city is the Xicheng district of Beijing. A delegation of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee was expected to attend. Dixon said the Chinese government was not paying for the float, which will roll through Pasadena on Jan. 1, 2008. The other co-sponsor is the Roundtable of Southern California Chinese-American Organizations. The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee, however, is lending its trademarks and the Olympic symbol to the float, Dixon said. The theme of the 2008 Rose Parade is fittingly “Passport to the World’s Celebrations,” and tournament officials had hoped for China to be represented. Floats are entered in the parade on behalf of a city, corporation or organization. The China float will be designed by Festival Artists Worldwide. “It’s a great way to bring attention to the Olympics, to showcase and highlight the cooperative relationship between the United States and China,” Dixon said. “We think that it will captivate and capture a lot of interest.” Approximately 40 million Americans watch the Rose Parade on TV, as well as millions of international viewers in 150 territories around the world, according to the Tournament of Roses. Avery Dennison, which makes products range from mailing labels to highway safety signs, has been expanding operations in China for the past 15 years and now has about 6,000 of its 23,000 employees based there.160Want 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

Guardiola delighted by Man City’s ‘courage’

first_imgIn a repeat of the scoreline from last weekend’s EFL Cup final, City found the net three times within the opening 33 minutes, with Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane all scoring breathtaking goals.Guardiola said: “It was a tough game in front of their own fans, who were quiet. When you have lots of points you can always relax and we did the opposite. We played with courage.“It’s important to maintain the 16 points in front – we need five more games to be champions.“It’s never easy, when you win the title, you think you can relax or not be focused but we were. So far, we’ve had an amazing Premier League season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thumbs up: Pep Guardiola sees his team cruise to victory over ArsenalLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – Pep Guardiola is delighted that his Manchester City side are keeping their foot on the gas, as they close in on the Premier League title.City’s hugely impressive 3-0 win at Arsenal saw Guardiola’s side move 16 points clear at the top of the table, and pile more misery on under-fire Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.last_img read more

Swaziland dim Harambee Stars in Machakos

first_imgNhleko’s low shot in the 79th minute unmarked inside the box was all the Swazis needed to pick the morale boosting win as they gear up for the COSAFA Cup.Migne in his first full match in charge handed first team debuts to several new players with AFC Leopards youngster Mike Kibwage starting at the heart of defense alongside Gor Mahia’s Joash Onyango.Another debutant was Gor’s utility player Philemon Otieno who started on the right side of midfield with KF Tirana’s Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma returning to the national team fold starting at left back.Harambee Stars defender Jockins Atudo vies for the ball with Swaziland’s Wandile Maseko during their friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn an opening half of very few open scoring opportunities, it was the home side who had the best chance in the 33rd minute when Ovella Ochieng was picked out through on goal by Whyvonne Isuza.However, the Kariobangi Sharks forward’s attempt to curl the ball into the far left was futile as the Swazi keeper Sandanezwe Mathabela made a great one-handed save to thwart the effort.Swaziland’s Lindo Mkhonta almost turned the ball into his own net early in the 10th minute as he tried to cut off Isuza’s cross, but luckily his keeper was well placed to pick out the ball.On the opposite end, Felix Bendenhorst missed a sitter for Swaziland when Barry Steenkamp’s cross from the left found him unmarked inside the box, but he could not get a meaningful touch on the ball.In the 22nd minute Kibwage almost gifted Swaziland with a goal when under no much pressure lost the ball to Steenkamp, the Swazi winger racing into the box, but keeper Boniface Oluoch was fast enough off his line to narrow the angle.Harambee Stars forward Piston Mutamba vies for the ball with Swaziland goalkeeper Sandanezwe Mathabela during a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluStars bossed possession, but nonetheless didn’t have much to brag for in the duration they had the ball.At the start of the second half Migne made a tactical switch, Kibwage coming off for Piston Mutamba. The change saw Atudo move into the heart of defense while Otieno switched to right back from where he has flourished for Gor.Mutamba went straight into the target man position while Ovella who was used in that position in the opening half was pulled out wide.Mutamba got straight into action and eight minutes after coming on, he showed his killer instinct with a low shot from the edge of the box which went inches wide.On the opposite end, a lapse in defense saw Steenkamp break through behind the defense and tried to chip the ball over Boniface Oluoch, but the keeper was alert and read the attempt early, managing to pick up.Migne made another change with Isuza coming off for Humphrey Mieno.Harambee Stars midfielder Duncan Otieno vies for the ball with Swaziland’s Xolani Sibandze during their friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaStars continued with their pressure and came inches close in the 6th minute when Ovella’s freekick from the edge of the area came off the crossbar with the keeper well beaten.Oluoch was called into action almost immediately with Tony Tsabedze shooting from range, Oluoch saving the effort though it took an awkward bounce a few centimeters off the target.Swaziland pressed more than they did in the first half and their pressure finally bore fruit 11 minutes from time when Nhleko picked the ball unmarked inside the box from a Steenkamp cross, shooting low past Oluoch.After going down, Migne made other changes with Bolton Omwenga coming on for Kahata, a change that saw Omwenga drop down to left back while Ouma moved upfield.Stars came close to the equalizer when Mutamba’s strong header came off the crossbar from an Omwenga cross. The home side pressed for the equalizer but Swaziland defended with grit, ensuring they left with victory.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars midfielder Philemon Otieno vies for the ball with a forest of Swaziland players during a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 25- Wonder Nhleko stepped off the bench to score the only goal as Swaziland beat Kenya’s Harambee Stars 1-0 in a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to see Frenchman Sebastien Migne start his tenure as head coach on a losing note.The home side will have only themselves to blame after controlling much of the possession, but couldn’t make it count for goals as they missed several chances including two in the second half that came off the crossbar.last_img read more

Everton to make £13m move for La Liga star?

first_imgEverton will have to pay a whacking £13million if they want to sign Celta Vigo wonder winger Nolito.The former Barcelona and Benfica forward, who is also being tracked by Porto, made his break through with Spain last year, winning his first senior cap in November.That, and a string of good displays in La Liga, has alerted a number of clubs around Europe, including Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park.The player himself, officially called Manuel Agudo Durán but known as Nolito, claims his contract and buy-out clause mean his future is likely to be with his current club.He said: “I’ve had calls for five straight days from journalists and I honestly do not know if what is said is true or not.“I just wanted to go and holiday and that is what God wants.“I never say never because I know what can happen, but I am looking at Celta next season, especially since I still have four years left on my contract.“I have a clause of £13m (18m Euros) and the club has to decide. I do not think any team will pay that.” Celta Vigo star Nolito in action 1last_img read more

Memories of coach are strong

first_imgRandom thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Pete Barela, the state wrestling champion from Barstow High School in 1983. … Jeff Clark , who graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1963, never forgot the lessons … in basketball and in life … that he learned from coach John Dowd . “John Dowd was a super leader who made playing basketball about as fun as it can be and gave us all a tremendous role model to inspire us throughout our lives,” Clark wrote. “He’s a throwback to a simpler time in America where a man’s word was his bond.” Clark also recalled the Eagles practiced and played games at either San Bernardino or Pacific from 1959 through 1962 before former President Dwight D. Eisenhower traveled to Rialto to dedicate the new gym in 1963. The Rialto school was the first in the country to be named after Eisenhower. On a recent trip to San Diego, and quite by chance, Clark ran into Dowd. “Most everyone thought he had passed on,” Clark said, “but at 80 years, he’s going strong.” As a result, Clark is planning a reunion for Dowd on Feb. 18. Former Ike greats such as Jackie Lucas , Duane White and Jerry Kock have made plans to attend and fete the man they so well remember. “He did all the stuff that needed to be done because he had a passion for the game,” Clark said, “and knew how important athletic competition could be in the life of a teenager. I can’t tell you how excited we are to have this opportunity to thank Coach Dowd.” … It’s been six days since Texas beat USC in the Rose Bowl for the national championship, and time for Trojan fans to get over it and get on with life. Yes, Pete Carroll made the correct call in running LenDale White on fourth down. If he would have made it, fans would say it was his greatest call. No, it wasn’t all Vince Young , he had a massive front line that just wore out the Trojans. … Six fall athletes from San Bernardino County have earned Big West Conference all-academic honors. To be eligible, student-athletes must maintain a 3.2 GPA, complete one full academic year at the member institution and compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests. In volleyball, those honored include: Long Beach State sophomore Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga), pre-med; junior Robin Miramonte (Upland), psychology; and senior Susan Drollinger (Lake Arrowhead), sports sciences. Also honored were Cal State Northridge sophomore Tryna Tafoya (Rialto), sociology, in women’s soccer; Cal State Fullerton sophomore Leslie Kirby (Upland), biological sciences in women’s cross country and Long Beach State senior James Grabow (Running Springs), history, in men’s cross country. … High school all-star games are fun for players and fans. However, the U.S. Army All-Star Game over the weekend took it to a different level with players announcing their college plans. Back in the day, players would schedule news conferences at their respective high schools to announce their decisions. At the game in San Antonio, the prospective recruits played a hat dance in making the decision. Cute, but old hat (forgive the bad pun) after the first two times. Hopefully, game organizers and the television production team can find a better, and more dignified, way to do so next year. … According to highly-reliable sources, a prominent Inland Valley sports figure was seen celebrating in Las Vegas over the weekend. After a bit of investigation, it was determined the high-profile figure had reason for smiles. Turns out the mystery person reached the final table of a poker tournament at a casino located just off the Strip and made more than 10 times the buy-in amount. … It wasn’t a good week at all for Anthony Munoz , perhaps the greatest football player ever to come out of Ontario. In football, USC lost to Texas in the Rose Bowl with Munoz on the sidelines along with ex-teammate Ronnie Lott . Later in the week, the Cincinnati Bengals lost in the NFL playoffs, their first such venture since Munoz played. But the biggest loss was the passing of former USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux . Not many remember that Munoz pitched for the Trojans … what an imposing sight coming off the mound … and was part of the 1978 national championship team, the last of Dedeaux’s 11 championships. In that season, Munoz met up with Chaffey teammate Joey Bruno , who was roaming center field for Texas at the time. Although Munoz did pitch on the Trojans’ trip to Austin, he never got to face Bruno. … Chino Hills senior Chris Parmelee was selected as the MVP at the World Wood Bat Fall Championship last month in Jupiter, Fla. All he did was go 7-for-10 with three homers and 11 walks. The event is a good indicator of the spring draft. Parmelee is a first baseman/right fielder, but projected as a high draft pick if he can play outfield due to his consistent hitting as a lefty. … Rose Bowl, part 2: When the spotlights, located just outside the stadium, crossed a certain way, it looked very close to the new California Speedway logo. Exactly what the designer wanted to achieve. To some, the logo is all about Hollywood and the spotlights for an important event. For others, it’s about the San Gabriel Mountains that serve as a backdrop for the Fontana track. Either way, NASCAR returns to the track Feb. 24. … Hesperia’s John Bike is ranked fourth on the U.S. Handball Association tour and will be in the field this weekend at the Washington Athletic Club Classic in Seattle. In the past 14 years, Bike has played in more than 280 tournaments and conducted more than 400 clinics and exhibitions. Noted as one of the sport’s best retrievers, he also has the reputation as one of the sport’s most powerful players. Louis Brewster is Sports Editor for the Sun. His column appears on Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarksonlast_img read more

Employers can show holiday sensitivity

first_img To allay concerns about the expense, she suggests telling employees, “we don’t know what’s coming next, but we do have something that we can celebrate.” Still, it’s probably a good idea to downscale the partying. Having a potluck party, with staffers bringing homemade dishes, can help strengthen bonds among your employees as they enjoy the fruits of each other’s culinary skills. But if you’re already financially committed to a more expensive affair, for example, at a restaurant, explain that to your employees. Whatever you do, Vernon said, “make it as fun as possible so you’re focusing on what the new year has to bring.” Galante, however, advised against holiday celebrations. “I wouldn’t have a company party,” she said. “You have to be in keeping with your message if times are lean.” The problem, Galante said, is that employees might be angry about the fact that the money you spent on a party could have gone into their paychecks instead. “People will be saying, rather than throwing a shindig, I would rather have the $40 or $50 you spent on me,” Galante said. Still, she noted, some employees will be upset that there is no party. “Talk to your folks so they understand and they don’t see it as you being cheap, so they see it as you doing what’s in the best interest of the company – so they all can keep their jobs,” she said. Vernon suggested talking to the staffers and see whether they’d like to have a celebration, and what kind. “They can poll the employees,” she said of business owners. “Involve the employees in every step – without making it feel like it’s a burden on them.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – With news of plant closings and layoffs appearing almost daily in the news media, this isn’t the happiest of holiday seasons for many companies – even if they’re not suffering job cuts or otherwise struggling, their customers or vendors might be. And so company owners need to be sensitive to employees’ feelings during what may be a more uncertain than cheerful holiday. Human resources consultants say it’s critical for owners to be upfront with employees anytime there are problems in the business, whether it’s during the holidays or any other time of the year. Fran Galante, executive director of Managed Care Concepts, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based employee assistance program provider, says dealing with an unhappy holiday season falls into the category of change management. Change management means helping your employees cope with the pain or uncertainty of difficult times, and it also means keeping the lines of communication open, meeting with staffers and answering their questions. Galante noted that this holiday season could be particularly hard for companies affected directly or indirectly by this year’s hurricanes. And the total impact from Katrina, Rita and Wilma on these businesses may not yet be known. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake She said she tells her clients to meet with staffers and “have open communication to the point where they (employees) are comfortable.” However, Galante said, that doesn’t mean you need to reveal every last bit of information about your company’s situation. She also advises talking to employees in an orderly fashion – don’t tell a few staffers, and not tell others. The grapevine will kick in, and “your message will not only get lost but be convoluted,” Galante said. And you’ll probably end up creating rather than alleviating anxiety. A question each business owner must also deal with is whether to celebrate the holidays – or hold a summertime picnic or similar celebration at other points in the year – when times are bad. If you spend money on a party, even a modest one, some employees might resent what they see as a frivolous expense. If you don’t have a celebration, others might feel that they’re being penalized. Arlene Vernon, president of HRx Inc., an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based human resources consultancy, says it’s a good idea to celebrate the company’s successes – which means, after all, the employees’ successes – and so a holiday observance can be entirely appropriate. Even in a company where there have been layoffs, owners “have to still honor the people that are there,” Vernon said. “Those people still want to feel like they have a home, like they’re appreciated.” last_img read more


first_imgSIMPLE STEPS CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACTA small change in your lifestyle can have a huge impact on your health.You will reap the benefits by slotting 30 minutes of activity into your day – even if you divide it into two 15 minute sessions at different times. It doesn’t have to be about getting super fit or preparing for a marathon. It’s about making time for a little exercise. Take a gradual approach, and build up your activity routine as you become fitter.Obesity is a major public health concern in Ireland, 38% of Irish people are overweight and 23% are obese.One in five Irish children and teenagers is overweight or obese.Remember to always start exercise at a slow pace and build intensity gradually. Build more activity into your day by taking some simple steps:1. Park at the furthest end of the supermarket and walk to the entrance2. Take the stairs instead of the lift at the office or at the shopping centre.3. Park away from the shops.4. When you drop the kids off at karate, GAA or basketball or dancing, don’t sit in the car and read a book or the newspaper, go for a walk. 5. Go walking with a friend.6. Join a group activity such as aerobics or dancing.7. Set yourself weekly exercise goals – short-term goals are easier to stick with and give a quick confidence boost.Check out this website to see what’s happening in your area: Lack of time is the biggest reason why people avoid exercise but there are so many health benefits.These include: improves concentration, helps to boost your mood, boosts energy levels and reduces risks of heart disease.Get out there.LIFESTYLE: SIMPLE STEPS CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT was last modified: October 1st, 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:exerciselifestylesimple stepslast_img read more


first_imgTrade unions Unite and Mandate claim that 10% of people in Ireland are suffering food poverty – and Donegal is the worst-hit.The unions are demanding immediate Government aid for poverty relief organisations to help.In a county-by-county report produced today, they say that Donegal is the worst-hit with one-in-nine people affected in the county with the lowest income levels. The two unions want the Government to provide immediate aid to organisations providing food assistance to enable them to cope with Christmas demand.Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said: “Food poverty in Ireland today is part of a policy-made disaster – austerity, and the collapse in incomes it has brought in its wake.“Organisations providing food assistance are stretched to their limits, which is why we are calling on the Government to immediately make €10 million available to such organisations,” he said.DONEGAL IS WORST-HIT BY FOOD POVERTY SAY UNIONS was last modified: December 15th, 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)last_img read more