Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The fourth-year hitter has so far appeared in three Final Fours with Far Eastern University but her arrival in the biggest of stages threw her off.And as she tried to thrive in the new experience, the players across from her inside Smart Araneta Coliseum looked as composed as if they were still playing in the first round.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 crownBasas said she didn’t see any form of uncertainty in the faces of the De La Salle Lady Spikers, unlike the Lady Tamaraws, who looked to cower under the immense pressure of the finals.“They looked like that they were really used to playing in the finals and under this kind of environment,” said Basas in Filipino Saturday after FEU lost Game 1 in three sets, 29-27, 25-21, 25-22. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Even though we held the lead at some stretches of the game, they didn’t stop, they were really focused on getting the win.”The Lady Tamaraws built a sizeable 8-3 lead at the start of the third set and nursed it well into the midpoint of the period when they had a 15-12 lead.La Salle, however, showed its championship mettle with Kianna Dy capping off the Lady Spikers’ 9-2 run that gave the defending champions the 21-17 lead.Basas added the atmosphere and the crowd that reached 14,293 people also overwhelmed her quiet personality.“There were so many people and my mind was just swirling with thoughts like ‘is this the finals?’” said Basas, who had six points in the loss. “It was so loud that I can’t even describe it.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mercado embraces her inner legend Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Toni Rose Basas was never the most emotional player in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, so when she played her first game in the championship round the pressure-filled atmosphere almost rattled her off her sneakers.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
Jennifer Sadler had 18 points for Australia—14 attacks, one block, three aces—while Jennifer Tait and Carey Beth added 14 and 13 points, respectively.Anastassiya Rostovchshikov had 23 points for Kazakhstan.Australia rested Rourke, who scored a match-high 33 points after its win over the Philippines on Sunday.Liu Yanhan led China with 22 points, including 20 kills from 43 attempts, while Zheng Yixin added 16 points.“I think my team has to improve its back-row defense,” China coach Shi Hairong said after the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERNAKHON Ratchasima—The Philippines suffered another tough loss on Monday night against a higher ranked opponent in a match where it was in control most of the time.This time, it was the Iranians who scored a come-from-behind triumph over the Filipinos, 27-29, 25-16, 17-25, 25-12, 15-13, in the 6th Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup for Women at Chartchai Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal With Iran leading 11-10 in the fifth, the chair umpire gave a point to a hit that went wide. The ball fell behind Jia Morado, who blocked the view of the line judge.The Philippines still equalized at 12-12 after the controversial play.“I know that we can’t do anything about it, it was done,” said Delos Santos. “But I noticed he was the same referee as last match.”Delos Santos later decided to sign the match results.In other matches, Australia, playing without scoring machine Rachel Rourke, came from behind to beat Kazakhstan, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12, while China overcame gallant Chinese Taipei, 25-14, 25-20, 25-22, for their second straight wins.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Camsur thrower nets first BP gold LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown It was the second straight defeat for the Philippines, which also dropped a five-set decision to Australia on Sunday.The PH ladies were relegated to the classification round regardless of the results of their match against Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 5 p.m.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 ChrissCoach Shaq Delos Santos refused to get interviewed and even hinted at filing a protest over a call late in the fifth set.But Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. secretary general Ariel Paredes said they will have to talk about it as a team before making a decision. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments
Former LFA president Musa BilityMusa Bility, former President of the Liberian Football Association, has been banned from all football activities by FIFA for 10 years over misappropriation of its funds.The ban, according to FIFA comes after a year and a half investigations found the ex-president of the LFA “guilty of having misappropriated Fifa funds relating to those granted under the global body’s “11 against Ebola” campaign and as part of its Financial Assistance Programme.The FIFA investigation which was triggered by a forensic audit of the LFA last year March, sued the 52-year-old $500,000 Swiss franc for breaching its code of ethics by misusing others’ resources sent to the LFA and diverting money to businesses controlled by him or his family.In a statement, FIFA Ethics Committee said: “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Musa Hassan Bility, member of the CAF executive committee, as well as former President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) and former Fifa Standing Committee member, guilty of having misappropriated Fifa funds, as well as having received benefits and found himself in situations of conflict of interest, in violation of the Fifa Code of Ethics.”The statement added: “The investigation proceedings against Mr. Bility, which were formally initiated on 18 May 2018 (following a forensic audit of the LFA), related to the misappropriation of the funds granted under Fifa’s “11 against Ebola” campaign and Fifa Financial Assistance Programme funds received by the LFA in 2015, as well as to various payments made by the LFA to (and received from) entities owned by or connected to Mr. Bility and his family.”“In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr. Bility had breached Article 28 (Misappropriation of funds), Article 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and Article 19 (Conflicts of interest) of the 2018 edition of the Fifa Code of Ethics and sanctioned him with a 10-year ban from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr. Bility.”Mr. Bility’s country, Liberia, was one of three West African countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola between 2013 and 2016, which took away over 12,000 people’s lives.Mr. Bility’s ban which takes effect on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, comes less than a month after he filed a case against Fifa to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over FIFA direct role in the running of African football.The Ex-LFA president who has been critical of FIFA recently, was the only member at the recent CAF executive committee members meeting in Cairo, Egypt, to oppose the plan — arguing that it contravened both Fifa and CAF regulations.In his complained to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport, Mr. Bility asked the court to declare invalid the agreement by which FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura will be sent on a secondment to overhaul the African governing body.“I have filed an appeal with Cas against Caf in its decision to allow the appointment of Fifa and FIFA officials to oversee and overtake matters that ought to be in the exclusive hands of African football.“It is my firm belief that the appointment by Caf of the General Delegate Fatma Samoura was done in contravention of the relevant rules and regulations and I have enlisted legal counsel to seek the relief.“I am pursuing this case for the exclusive purpose of ensuring that African football can thrive in an independent manner consistent with the rule of law where we as a continent can be proud of our achievements,” Mr. Bility told the BBC after filing in his complaint with Court of Arbitration for Sports.The ‘co-operation agreement’, signed about a month ago between CAF and FIFA will see Fifa Secretary-General Fatma Samoura working with CAF, Africa football governing body as a ‘General Delegate to Africa’ beginning August 1, 2019.The head of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, said the decision to bring in Samoura was given “almost unanimous” support by Caf’s Executive Committee members with only Bility believed to be the sole voice of dissent.However, Pinnick insisted that Samoura’s appointment would help “strengthen our judicial, governance and fiscal discipline”. Fifa President Gianni Infantino said he believed the plan would help “significantly improve” football on the continent.Mr. Bility who was ban yesterday, once attempted to become the president of FIFA after its former President Sepp Blatter step aside in 2015, but was barred at the time from contesting after failing to pass integrity tests.Mr. Bility, a former executive member resigned from the CAF emergency committee and the African Nations Championship (Chan) standing committees has previously slammed the African football governing body leadership over the way the game is run on the continent.In his resignation from the two committees, Mr. Bility said he was standing down with from the two committees with “sadness and a huge sense of disappointment” and warned that continental football governing body risked becoming a “subject of ridicule around the world.”“I can no longer summon the courage to work in these posts at the whims and caprices of the president, who I believe is leading this noble organization in the wrong direction.“I believe we are worse than we were two years ago. Our situation is such that today the president has demonstrated brazen disregard for the Executive Committee but chooses to run Caf with close associates he feels comfortable around and carries a certain degree of respect for.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The curtains came down on the best-ever Cricket Academy of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) last Friday.More than 120 youths between the ages of eight and 19 attended the two-week Academy at the Area H Ground.Level Three Coach Winston Smith along with national senior player Eon Hooper conducted the Academy along with Pre-Level One Coach Joel Pike. RHTY&SC Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu served as Director of the Academy, the 28th of its kind to be organised by Guyana’s most dynamic youth and sport organisation.Seventeen-year-old Matthew Prass copped the prestigious Cricketer of the Academy Award, as well as the Most Committed prize, after being selected by the Coaches based on personal discipline, commitment, performance and attendance. Other awardees were Best Batsman –- Jonathan Rampersaud; Best Bowler— Jeremy Sandian; Most Disciplined – Collis Williams; Most Improved – Matthew Pottaya; Best Female – Akeela James and Most Promising – Rampersaud Rampertab.Also claiming awards were Christopher Deroop, Rampertab Ramnauth, Asif Marimuthu and Arif Marimuthu who received special prizes for their hard work. Prizes distributed included trophies, medals, cricket bats, batting gloves and pads, wicket-keeping pads and educational materials.The 2018 Academy, which had the largest number of registration in the Club’s history, and the Coaches were able to identify dozens of promising talents for the Sports Club. This, long-time RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated, is important as the Club strives to uphold its hard-earned reputation as one of Guyana’s best cricket clubs. Over the years, the Academy has produced six West Indies players, 16 national players, 56 national juniors and 105 Berbice players at all levels. The 2018 Academy was sponsored by funds donated by Club Patron, President David Granger and the Guyana Goldfield Inc. The RHTY&SC, MS, said it would also like to express gratitude to Guyana Beverage Company, Rana Persaud, HA Snacks Co Ltd, S Tulsi, Bello Welding Shop, Nermala Hussain, Stephen Sampson, Ryan Tillack, Mayor Vijai Ramoo and Sunil Marimuthu.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Protesters on either side of the debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion clashed at a rally organized by the project’s supporters in Vancouver today.Lynn Nellis of the Canada Action Coalition was speaking to the crowd of a few dozen people when anti-pipeline protester Kwiis Hamilton began playing rock music.Rally attendees asked him to stop but Hamilton persisted.- Advertisement -Vancouver police responded when Hamilton was shoved.Afterwards, Hamilton said he interrupted the rally because he wants to defend the land along the B.C. coastline where his ancestors have lived for generations.Several First Nation leaders who support the project spoke at the rally, including Shane Gottfriedson of Project Reconciliation, an Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51 per cent of the expansion project.Advertisement Gottfriedson says a few Indigenous bands have joined Project Reconciliation and they’re prepared to offer the federal government a fair price for the project, which has been approved by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government for a second time.“For many decades a lot of First Nations have been a part of the oil and gas industry and this opportunity to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline is a one-time opportunity and we’re hoping to make the best of it,” he said.Clifford Sampare, a hereditary chief of the Gitxsan Nation, told the rally the pipeline expansion will bring benefits to all of B.C.“Imagine the revenue it’ll generate for Canada,” he said.Advertisement
Luiz appeared destined for an important role after City missed out on yet another Brazilian-born player, Italy international Jorginho, who opted to sign for Chelsea instead in July.But City learned this week their work permit applications had been denied by the Football Association (FA) — who would support any such request to the Home Office — with Guardiola particularly upset by the timing of the decision.“He (Luiz) is not allowed,” said Guardiola, who made a point of giving Luiz game time on their recent tour of the United States.“We are going to try to help him to go on loan again and try to get the work permit.“It’s so difficult for me to understand.“One guy who doesn’t see the player or any training sessions every day has to judge if he has the ability and quality to play.“I accept the rules but I don’t understand because anybody in the world can work wherever he wants.“The manager from Brazil and myself know more than the guys who decide he is not able to play.”– ‘Thank you Jurgen’ –Guardiola, whose biggest investment in the close season transfer market was in Algerian international Riyad Mahrez paying £60million to Leicester City, said he would have preferred greater warning than being told on the day the transfer window came down.“They didn’t know him, not one game, not one training session, to know if he can play or not,” he said.“I would have preferred it if it wasn’t announced yesterday.“If they decide the rules are the rules, let me know 15 days ago and maybe we can decide what we can do but one day before and you decide he can’t play because, I don’t know, he is not tall enough, doesn’t play enough, games in the past or something like that? Okay.”Guardiola, who will have England striker Raheem Sterling and Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne available for Sunday’s opener with Arsenal after they returned from their post World Cup holidays, refused to fall into the trap laid by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp earlier on Friday saying City are the clear favourites for the title.Klopp has spent the most of any manager in the Premier League in the close season and may have been trying to shift some of the huge weight of expectations on his and his team’s shoulders.“Thank you Jurgen,” joked Guardiola.“But for nine years I’ve lived with it, no problem.“Every season except the first when I arrived, when I had people in Barcelona who didn’t know I was a manager, since then we’ve been the favourites but thank you Jurgen, you are so kind!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz will not be able to play for Manchester City this season after failing to obtain a work permit © AFP / RHONA WISEMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Pep Guardiola says he is frustrated by Premier League champions Manchester City’s failure to obtain a work permit for Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz.Guardiola had planned on using the 20-year-old, signed from Vasco da Gama for £10.7 million last summer, in his first team squad this season, providing cover for ageing compatriot Fernandinho.
Missing Cassie is homeMore than two days after going missing, a family’s much-loved pet dog has turned up safe if not a little worse of wear.Cassie, an Irish Water Spaniel, went missing from her family’s home on Friday morning near the Golf Course Road area of Letterkenny.After an appeal by Donegal Daily, Cassie was spotted in the Moorefield area on Saturday morning. But despite much knocking on doors, there was still no sign of Cassie this morning.But owner Johnny McGettigan revealed that just as Donegal were losing their Ulster Final today, a familiar face came to their back door.“We had given up hope when Cassie limped home again today. Not in great shape now but we will visit the vet tomorrow.“Thanks so so much for all your help it certainly helped us get our treasured pet back,” said Johnny. We’re sure Cassie will be spoiled rotten in the coming days.DELIGHT AS TREASURED FAMILY PET CASSIE WANDERS HOME was last modified: July 17th, 2016 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)
LANCASTER – Nick Saylor’s promising freshman hammer and discus throwing season were cut short by a freak ankle injury he suffered in practice last season. He made up for lost time by winning the state title in the hammer and placing fifth in the discus over the weekend at the state meet at Bakersfield College. Saylor (Quartz Hill High) threw the hammer 181 feet and the discus 156 feet. In the women’s circuit, Krystal Quinn (Palmdale) won the 400-meter dash in 56.48, giving AVC two state champions for just the second time in school history. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The school’s last state champion was Ryan Rogers (Lancaster), who won the 10,000-meter run in 2004. Quinn helped lead the 4×400 and 4×100 relay teams to fifth- and seventh-place finishes. Quinn, Sonya Schmidt (Desert), Jelani Carter (Palmdale) and Daunye Harris (AV) ran the 4×400 in 3:57.61. Quinn, Schmidt, Harris and Nicki Johnson (Palmdale) ran the 4×100 in 49.12. Nick Miconi (Quartz Hill) placed seventh in the hammer (152-3). “It’s a big deal to have two kids come through,” AVC coach Mark Covert said. “Both kids stepped up. It’s a great thing for the kids, and it’s great for our program.” Saylor has already signed with CSUN. Quinn has received offers from several Div. I programs including Fullerton, CSUN, and Southern Connecticut, but remains unsigned. Saylor, who was wearing a cast this time last year just months after learning to throw the hammer under the tutelage of coach Alex Siler, is the school’s second state hammer champion. His comeback was the culmination of a grueling rehab program that began last summer. “His comeback was just remarkable,” Covert said. “I never really doubted that he could come back because he was so enthusiastic about all the work he was doing. By the first week (of the season) it was quite evident that he was ready.” Covert attributes Quinn’s success to her giving up the pole vault to concentrate on her running events. She placed 10th in the state last season in the pole vault. “She focused on thing this year, and that’s one of the biggest reasons she was able to succeed,” Covert said. “She showed tremendous dedication and tremendous motivation.” Kostopoulos commits: Boron High star running back/ linebacker Brad Kostopoulos made a nonbonding commitment to play football at AVC on Monday. Kostopoulos rushed for 2,101yards, scored 30 touchdowns, and made 115 tackles, leading the Bobcats to the Southern Section Div. XII semifinals. Kostopoulos played most of the season with a shoulder injury that required surgery in December. He rejoined the baseball team two weeks ago and is restricted to designated hitting duties. His father Paul, who is Boron’s principal, said Kostopoulos was leaning heavily toward playing football for Chaffey College of Rancho Cucamonga before meeting with AVC coach Brent Carder, who assured him that he would be an integral part of the team’s offense. He likely would have been relegated exclusively to linebacking duties at Chaffey. “He visited AVC and (Carder) told him he believed he was the type of player who could turn the program around,” Paul Kostopoulos said. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sangalli is in hospital after suffering a mild stroke MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF ℹ This morning Luca Sangalli suffered a mild stroke. He is now in the Stroke Unit of the Hospital Universitario Donostia, where his progress is being monitored. pic.twitter.com/9Kx32xSFw3— Real Sociedad (@RealSociedadEN) October 31, 2018La Real said Sangalli was “conscious, eating without any problems and recovering well”.“He is going to have several medical tests in the following days to find the cause,” they added.A stroke happens when part of the brain’s blood supply is cut off. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Real Sociedad midfielder Luca Sangalli is recovering in hospital after suffering a mild stroke on Wednesday.The 23-year-old, who featured in the club’s 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday, is being monitored in the stroke unit of the Hospital Universitario Donostia. ADVICE RANKED no dice 1 huge blow Latest Football News The La Liga star came through the youth system at Socieded and made his debut for the senior team in August.His first goal for the club was scored in the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao on October 5, one of six appearances this season. REVEALED
DONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle has today called for the Christmas Bonus to be restored to those who have faced the brunt of cutbacks over the last few years.“There is no doubt that the return of this bonus, which was equivalent to 100% of the normal weekly payment, would have a massive impact on many people including pensioners, one parent families, the unemployed and carers who rely heavily on their social welfare payments and have faced a lot of hardship in recent years,” he said.“I don’t think double what they get in one week for Christmas is a lot to ask for and I know for a fact that the hardship people are going through in Donegal and all over the country has made it impossible for people reliant on these payments to save for Christmas, with some getting themselves into serious debt from taking out loans. “This measure would cost €260 million, but that does not take account of the extra revenue that would be generated through VAT and Excise Duty receipts from people spending the bonus.“When this payment was scrapped in 2009 Labour said that Fianna Fáil had cancelled Christmas. It’s now in Labour and Fine Gael’s hands to relieve some of the pressure that has been unfairly put on these people’s shoulders, and I commend fellow independent TD Patrick Nulty for putting this issue on the table.“I will be putting pressure on the government to reintroduce the Christmas Bonus and I would encourage everyone to contact their government TDs to that effect,” stated Pringle. PRINGLE CALLS FOR CHRISTMAS DOLE JINGLE was last modified: December 4th, 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:PRINGLE CALLS FOR CHRISTMAS DOLE JINGLE