Lady Maroons go for dream crown vs Lady Tams

first_imgUP hacked out an unexpected 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-5 victory late Sunday to move closer to ending a long title drought. UP last won a UAAP volleyball crown in 1982.“I was surprised. They were all cheering, the whole crowd. Everywhere I look around, there were (UP) fans. Where do they come from? I think from Diliman, yeah?” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu in jest.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 Chriss“But it’s great. I really admire the fans. It gives me the drive, the purpose to serve the community and the people who love the game,” he added.UP goes for a sweep on Wednesday against a still-dangerous Far Eastern U side at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Lady Maroons know the title won’t get handed to them on a silver platter. They are expecting a fightback as tenacious as their rally from two sets down in Game 1 when they take on the Lady Tamaraws in Game 2 of their best-of-three series.Gametime is at 6:30 p.m.The Lady Maroons drew a combined 45 points from Molde, Buitre and Rosier and the three are expected to pour on the heat anew even as FEU deals with an injury dilemma with Celine Domingo, who remains a doubtful starter following her late exit in Game 1.Domingo was forced to leave early in the fifth set after sustaining a knee injury. She never returned and the Lady Tams yielded the game, which they were heavily fancied to win after taking the first two sets.Domingo finished with nine hits, four aces and three blocks with her continued absence sure to further bolster the Lady Maroons’ title drive.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Still, the Lady Tams are going all out to force a sudden death with skipper Kyle Negrito guaranteeing a big FEU comeback. FEU coach George Pascua is also confident of his wards’ chances.“I know my team. Like we did against UST (in the semis). I hope we’ll win Games 2 and 3,” said Pascua.Meanwhile, National U also shoots for a sweep of the men’s crown as it tangles with UST at noon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sports Briefs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Marian Buitre is one of the three aces UP will lean on in Game 2. —AUGUST DELA CRUZIt’s been quite a long time since University of the Philippines won a volleyball crown.But with the trio of Isa Molde, Marian Buitre and Roselyn Rosier fired up by a loud crowd that cheered them on in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals, the Lady Maroons suddenly found themselves on the threshold of a dream finish.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Brand South Africa partners with the Soul City Institute

first_imgThis year marks 25 years of a democratic South Africa. Since it’s much celebrated liberation in 1994, the country has achieved great strides through social and economic redress, and equally continues to grapple with the consequences of its past – racism, poverty, discrimination and inequality. Despite its challenges, South Africa has been able to punch above its weight to redress and rebuild the nation with a world renowned Constitution, at its core, Freedom and Socio- Economic Rights.As the country heads to its sixth democratic elections on 8 May, this provides a period of reflection and introspection. Have we achieved our collective goals, are we ensuring that no man, woman, youth or child is left behind? Are the values enshrined in the Bill of Rights being upheld for the benefit of all South African citizens and all who live in it?According to the Soul City Institute, women make up 52% of the country’s population, and majority of registered voters at 55%, yet the representation of young women in leadership positions ranging from government, business or civil society still falls short when compared to their male counterparts.Brand South Africa in support of its civil society partner organisation, The Soul City Institute, is embarking on a nationwide campaign to stimulate dialogue around the rights and representation of women in the country . The campaign seeks to engage young women to use their vote wisely in the upcoming national elections; to promote substantive gender equality and to fight against gender-based violence. Brand South Africa continuously encourages all South Africans to play their part in creating safe spaces for women and girls as an essential component of economic growth strategies and to tackle social norms that reinforce and condone inequalities between women and men.The campaign launched on 8 March 2019 and will extend throughout April. You can follow and join the discussion on social media: Twitter: @SoulCity_SA and catch the Facebook Chats: @SoulCitySA.Learn more about the Soul City Institute and its various programmes here: read more

Warren has career-high 40, Suns rally to beat Wizards

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES The Suns tied a season best with 37 points in the second quarter, then followed that with 35 each in the third and fourth against a Wizards team that couldn’t regain their first-half intensity.Bradley Beal scored a season-high 40 points for Washington. John Wall added 21 points, and Marcin Gortat had 13 rebounds for Washington, which was without starters Otto Porter (illness) and Markieff Morris (suspension).The Wizards have given back double-digit leads in all three of their home games this season, though they won the first two. They also gave away an 18-point, third-quarter lead in of last Friday’s loss at Golden State.“For us to sit here and act like we’re somebody, we’re not,” said Beal. “We haven’t proven nothing, we haven’t done nothing. So we’ve got to stay aggressive at all times. We’ve got to realize that we’re a targeted team.”The Suns closed their deficit to 12 by the end of the second quarter, cut it to five early in the third, surged ahead during a 21-10 run that stretched into the fourth, and then rode Warren in the final stages.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren (12) blocks Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13). APWASHINGTON — There’s a renewed belief around the Phoenix Suns. It’s no wonder why, the way T.J. Warren is playing.Warren scored 28 of his career-high 40 points in the second half to continue a strong road trip, and the Suns overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 122-116 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “He just seems to be thriving with the attention that everyone pays to everyone else,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. “He has the ability to score and break guys down one on one, so we try to give him as much space as we can.”Warren finished 16 of 22 (72.7 percent) from the floor also had 10 rebounds. A night earlier, he scored all 20 of his points in the second half of a 122-114 win at Brooklyn. Eight games into the season, he has posted two of the top four scoring games in his four-year career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDevin Booker added 22 points to help the Suns improve to 4-1 under Triano, following an 0-3 start that led to Earl Watson’s firing.“With everything that was going on we just had to look ourselves in the mirror and just realize that this is on us,” Warren said about the early upheaval. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Simmons, Embiid dominate in 76ers’ win over Hawks Read Next Warren gave the Suns the lead for good, 109-108, when he absorbed Beal’s foul and converted a three-point play. He followed with baseline 3 made to make it a four-point game and a jumper to make it 116-110 with 1:29 left.“It was me just cutting the basket and getting open layups.” said Warren. “Just me being T.J.”COULD’VE FOOLED USTriano suggested it’s been a steep curve to re-learn the NBA head coaching role. He also took the helm of the Toronto Raptors from 2008-2011.“It’s a little hectic, a little bit different,” Triano said before the game. “I like basketball. I don’t like doing this (interviewing) stuff, the meetings with GMs, and agents and players. I love the Xs and Os.”ACTIVE, BUT NOTThe Wizards activated Morris (sports hernia) for the first time this season in order to serve a one-game suspension for leaving the bench during a scuffle Friday night. He is expected to make his season debut against Cleveland on Friday night.TIP-INSSuns: C Alex Len received a flagrant 1 for his foul on Jason Smith during the second quarter. He fouled out with 2:58 to play. … Despite playing on the road, Phoenix led 38-30 in free throw opportunities.Wizards: With Porter out, F Jason Smith made his second start for Washington. … Wall received his first technical foul of the season for his reaction following a made layup in the second quarter. He was tied for second in the NBA last season with 15. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Felt embarrassed and humiliated at Manchester airport: Wasim Akram

first_imgFormer Pakistan cricket team captain and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram on Tuesday took to social media to reveal his traumatic experience at the Manchester airport where he was mistreated by the authorities.Wasim Akram posted details of how airport officials behaved rudely with him and didn’t take proper care of his diabetes medication. Patients have to carry diabetes medication in cold cases but Akram was asked to take them out and put them in a plastic bag.Akram was first diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1997 when he was the captain of the Pakistan team and at the peak of his career. He has been taking insulin injections multiple times a day ever since.”Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. Felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag,” Wasim Akram wrote in a post on his Twitter account.Very disheartened at Manchester airport today,I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed.I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019Later Akram posted another tweet saying that he didn’t want to be treated any differently from others but there should be ‘a standard of care when dealing with all people’.advertisement”I do not believe I should have been treated differently from anyone else. I just believe there should be a standard of care when dealing with all people. I understand there are proper safety precautions but that doesn’t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them,” wrote Akram on Twitter.I do not believe I should have been treated differently from anyone else. I just believe there should be a standard of care when dealing with all people. I understand there are proper safety precautions but that doesn’t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them.Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019Despite suffering from the disease, Akram didn’t give up on cricket and managed to take 414 Test wickets in 104 matches and is the only fast bowler to reach 500 wickets in ODI cricket, picking 502 in total from 356 games.Akram brought his diabetes under control by carefully controlling his diet and exercise levels. He is still regarded as the greatest left-arm fast bowler the sport has ever produced.Akram was in the United Kingdom recently as part of the commentary team for the Cricket World Cup 2019, which hosts England won on July 14.Also Read | My vote goes to Kane Williamson: Ben Stokes responds to New Zealander of the Year nominationAlso Read | James Anderson ruled out of Ireland Test as Ashes loomsAlso See:last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool ace Shaqiri hails hat-trick hero Firmino

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ace Shaqiri hails hat-trick hero Firminoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Xherdan Shaqiri hailed hat-trick hero Roberto Firmino after their 5-1 rout of Arsenal.The Brazil international ended his eight-month wait for a Premier League goal at Anfield in the most emphatic fashion on Saturday evening.”It was fully deserved. He had a very good game,” Shaqiri told post-match.“It’s always good to have people who can score in the team, he scored the second one very nicely. He fully deserved to score a hat-trick and I’m happy for him. I hope he can keep going like this.“It was a top game; obviously Arsenal have their quality and you can see that with the first goal they scored.“It was a little wake-up call for us, we were straight on after we conceded and scored for 1-1 – that was the big point for us to change the game and to win in the end.” last_img read more

Report: Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott, Teammate Attacked At Spring Break Concert

first_imgDak Prescott celebrating in his Mississippi State uniformSTARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 22: Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Davis Wade Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Many colleges nationwide are on spring break this week, and students are flocking to warm locales for fun in the sun. Mississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott and some teammates are down in Panama City, Fla., where unfortunately their spring break turned violent.On Monday night, a message board post on stated that Prescott and another Bulldog player were jumped while attending a concert by rapper Waka Flocka Flame. More accounts of what went on have emerged, including a pair of tweets from MSU backup quarterback Damian Williams, who was with Prescott.Williams deleted both tweets, but here is a re-tweet featuring one of his originals. MSU junior QB w/ Dak Prescott RT @DamianDevon: We got jumped for no reason, It’s sad we can’t go anywhere without being attacked by people— Robbie Faulk (@robbiefaulk247) March 10, 2015Mississippi State beat reporter Michael Bonner confirmed the attack minutes ago, saying Prescott was with Williams and teammate Torrey Dale.Spoke to a one of Dak Prescott’s family members. He and a few others were attacked by a group of people. They are OK. More to come.— Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) March 10, 2015According to Prescott’s Instagram, Damian Williams and Torrey Dale both went w/the QB on spring break. Can’t confirm if they were attacked— Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) March 10, 2015>— Mary Grace Eppes (@mgeppesWLBT) March 10, 2015Mississippi St. QBs Dak Prescott & Damien Williams both involved in an alleged attack here on Spring Break in PCB.— Greg Brzozowski (@GregWJHG) March 10, 2015This is scary stuff, and thankfully it looks like Prescott and his teammates are okay. We will keep you updated on any further developments.last_img read more

Pjanic Juventus want to win everything

first_imgMiralem Pjanic says Juventus want to “win everything” this season, and speaks about playing with Cristiano Ronaldo.Pjanic scored a fantastic volley against Lazio at the weekend, and he spoke to the Juventus’ official tv. Football Italia reports.“It wasn’t a simple goal,” Pjanic said.“The ball was high, but I managed to put it where I wanted. You need to have coordination, even if technique is important.“I’ve improved a lot compared to recent years, that’s what I wanted to do and I’ve succeeded.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I want to keep winning and bring home even more important trophies. We have big objectives, Juventus want to win everything.“We have to be united and do our best. Right now we’re just thinking about winning, but soon we’ll be back to having fun on the pitch too.”Pjanic being a free-kick specialist faces more competition this season with the arrival of new signing Cristiano Ronaldo.“Paulo Dybala and I used to have free-kick competitions, now Cristiano Ronaldo has been added and he kicks them very well.“Ronaldo will give us so much, we’re happy that he’s here. In recent years he’s proved he’s the best in the world.”last_img read more

Luis Suarez could miss Barca trip to Valencia

first_imgBarcelona star striker Luis Suarez could miss weekend’s showdown against Valencia after picking up a minor knee injury in a 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.Although the 31-year-old Uruguayan barely notched three goals in ten outings this season, his influence on the game was quite obvious at the Wembley Stadium.Now, according to the Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, the former Liverpool man left London with a pain in his knee, which would require further assessment.Since Suarez might not be ready for Barca’s trip to Valencia, Munir El Haddadi, who scored a late equalizer versus Athletic Bilbao, could get another chance to impress.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The Blaugrana will face-off against the Bats at the Estadio Mestalla this weekend, hoping to end a 3-game winless streak in La Liga.A positive thing for Ernesto Valverde is that international break will provide Barcelona medical team with more time to perform all additional tests to make Suarez ready for El Classico, which will take place immediately after players return to their respective clubs.last_img read more