Lady Stags set sights on elimination round sweep

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Now they can talk about a sweep.San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb finally felt free to discuss the prospects of his team winning all their games in the elimination round after disposing off Lyceum in the NCAA women’s volleyball Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Last year, the Lady Stags also dominated the eliminations but eventually bowed to the Lady Blazers in the championship.“The players are all pumped up and we want to get back at them. It’s not an easy task but the momentum is on our side,” added Gorayeb.St. Benilde (6-3), San Beda (6-3) and Perpetual (5-3) are fighting for the last two slots in the Final Four. Arellano is assured of the second semifinals spot with a 7-1 card.ADVERTISEMENT DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely HK lions douse alab streak Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ The Lady Stags booted out the Lady Pirates, 25-21, 25-19, 25-17, to come within a win of a 9-0 romp in the eliminations and a finals spot that comes with a thrice-to-beat bonus.They face defending champion St. Benilde tomorrow in the last day of eliminations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Our focus is now in that one game against St. Benilde and we have a day to prepare for it,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.San Sebastian has another motivation against St. Benilde other than the sweep and outright finals berth. View commentslast_img read more

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Belga gets P30K fine

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nakamura debuts at SmackDown after Mania On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac towncenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out MOST READ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine’s Beau Belga was slapped with a total of P30,000 fine for his actions in the loss to Alaska on Sunday, the PBA announced on Wednesday.Belga was fined P20,000 for “deliberately” throwing the ball at Alaska’s Yutien Andrada, which was called a flagrant foul penalty 2.ADVERTISEMENT The veteran bigman also merited a P10,000 penalty for colliding with Aces import Cory Jefferson in midair.Belga finished with six points and four rebounds in a little over 17 minutes in a 105-102 loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test View commentslast_img read more

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Pocari’s warm environment key to Rivers’ easy adjustment

first_imgTrump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And even though Rivers had such little time to mesh with Lady Warriors, it was her team’s immense chemistry that allowed her to ease into the group.Head coach Rommel Abella said they would keep it a priority to always include Rivers in whatever they do, and this offcourt camaraderie was what helped the American import feel at home during games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“During our training sessions, we always make sure that she’s always participating with us, whether it’s drills, or just simple conversations,” said Abella after his team won in four sets 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“She’s always with us because that way she will be part of our team culture as fast as possible. She’s part of our family.” Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Rivers unleashed 27 points to lead the Lady Warriors to the title against Bali Pure in Game 3.Rivers said it had been easy for her to buy into the team’s identity, and she already looked forward to a title celebration even before she got to play her first match.“When I decided to come to Pocari I knew I had a great chance of winning the championship and it’s amazing to actually win it and be part of it,” said Rivers. “I can’t talk how much this title means to this team and when I got here, I wanted to be a part of it.”“It’s easy for me to buy into it and it meant a lot to me as well just feeding off their emotion and it’s so amazing.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SMB heads back to Finals Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKrystal Rivers had little time acclimating herself to Pocari Sweat’s system, and it couldn’t have come in a more stressful period in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Pocari’s foreign reinforcement from University of Alabama received her International Transfer Certificate during the Lady Warriors’ last semifinals game but Rivers was finally able to get to the court in Game 1 of the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

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Blake drops strong 9.93 to win 100m

first_imgRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer The world’s second fastest man in history, Yohan Blake, enjoyed a strong win in the 100m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet inside the National Stadium, stopping the clock in 9.93 seconds.  Blake said he was looking for a good time after a mishap at the start at the Utech Classics, and is now looking to push his season along. “It’s always good to start off with a good time like this. My team has been working well with me and I have to give God thanks. I wanted to start off like this and God has been giving me the hope that I can continue,” said Blake after his win. The 2011 world champion flew out of the blocks then sped away from the field to win the event in a season’s best time of 9.93. It is the fastest time in the world so far this year not aided by altitude. Ronnie Baker of the USA was second in a personal best time of 9.98, while third place went to Mike Rodgers also of the USA in 10.02 seconds. Morolake Akinosun of the USA won the women’s 100m in 11.06 seconds to finish ahead of Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago; second in 11.06 with third going to Allyson Felix in 11.07.last_img read more

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Reid wins third straight junior skeet champs

first_imgDefending champion Brandon Reid staved off a tough challenge from Nicholai Clarke to capture his third successive NCB Capital Market National Junior Skeet Championship at the Portmore range yesterday. The US-based Reid also topped the extended juniors section by virtue of a shoot-off after ending the main competition tied on 96 points with Clarke. Reid and Clarke were joined by Roman Tavares-Finson, Zachary Chen, Todd Lazarus, and Diallo Richardson in the top six shoot-off. However, for four out of the five stations, nothing could separate Reid and Clarke as they went neck to neck. But by virtue of shooting before his main competitor, Clarke put the champion under pressure as he was near perfect at all his shoot-off stations. But after coming into the final station tied at 113-113, Clarke choked and missed his first pair and last pair of birds and only accounted for two hits. Reid then held his nerve and hit all six (three pairs) birds in his final three attempts. The 18-year-old told The Gleaner that he really enjoyed the challenge from Clarke and was hoping for a little more from his rival at the final station. “Pressure is always good. It brings the best out of people, and I strive under pressure anytime. So I always try to do good when I am in those moments because not everyone can come through those moments (victorious),” he said. “It wasn’t really pleasing (Clarke’s final station) because I was looking to compete with him right up to the end. But I am very happy to get the win,” he continued. Reid had very limited practice coming into the tournament and thought he could have scored much higher with more practice. “It’s always nice to shoot against some of the best young shooters … so I feel accomplished and blessed. I don’t know (if he could win bigger with more practice), but practice makes perfect, so if I had practiced more, maybe I would have shot better,” he added. Danzell Knight won the Junior A competition with 92 points, Cameron Phang Sang took the Junior B honours with 88, and Nikolai Azan won the Junior C with 82. Roman Tavares-Finson, the only player not in the extended juniors to qualify for the super six shoot-off, won the Sub Juniors A category with 94. John Chin took the Sub Juniors B section with 85 and Richard Todd the Sub Juniors C section with 79. The girls A title went to Isabella Chin, while the Girls B honours went to Anna Issa. LIMITED PRACTICElast_img read more

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Alia deserves national award – Grange

first_imgSports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange believes two-time RJR Sports Foundation National Sports-woman of the Year Alia Atkinson is deserving of a national award. Grange, went on to say that she intends to do her best to try make this a reality for the international swimming standout. “Well, she is deserving of a national award, but the national award is determined by a committee of Cabinet. I certainly would be very happy if she is given such an award, and I will do everything possible to ensure, but protocol dictates that I can’t say she will get an award. What I can say is that I will use my best efforts,” she said. Minister Grange also said that she wouldn’t be surprised if Atkinson was able to win the national Sportswoman of the Year award for the third time in her career. “I am looking forward to more winning medals and more achievements from Alia, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she is able to win the Sportswoman of the Year award for a third time,” she said. Grange praised Atkinson for her determination and focus as it relates to her discipline of swimming, as well as her willingness to share her knowledge and experience. “She is very sensitive to wanting to share her experience and her talent with the younger generation. Her determination is something that I have never seen in any other athlete, that sort of spirit and determination and focus towards her discipline, and so, I wish her all the best, and I look forward to her going from strength to strength,” she said. She also acknowledged Atkinson’s impact on black swimmers around the world as the first black world-record holder in swimming, holding the world record in the 100-metre breaststroke. “That is something that is of tremendous tribute to Jamaica and the spirit of the Jamaican woman. Alia has not only represented Jamaica well, but she has represented the African diaspora, and that is something that, for me, is not just about Jamaica now. It’s about the world. She has been able to make people of African descent around the world proud,” she said. – Bradley Jackslast_img read more

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‘Life-changing’ – VCB, husband announce pregnancy

first_img Meanwhile, 2005 100m World Championships silver medallist and multiple-time relay medal winner Michael Frater, a current JAAA vice-president, also offered his support to his former team-mate, while Clemson University coach Lennox Graham, who has served on the country’s coaching team to several major international championships, shared his delight at the news. “Blessings on the continued journey! Thanks for allowing us to share your joy,” Graham stated. Bahamian star Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who shares management set-up with Campbell-Brown, posted: “Yessss So happy for you V! I pray nothing but blessings over your family.” Olympic and world 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and 400m hurdles bronze medallist from the London 2017 World Championships Ristananna Tracey were also among the over 1,000 persons who commented on the pair’s post on Instagram yesterday evening. Campbell-Brown has won the RJRGLEANER National Sportswoman of the Year award on five occasions – 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 – and was, in 2017, presented with the Gleaner Iconic Award at the ceremony. akino.ming@gleanerjm.com Hard to come back It was a point which Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake couldn’t ignore, in his congratulatory message to the couple. “The federation wishes the couple the best in their new life,” said Blake, who is also a medical doctor by profession. “Campbell-Brown is 36 years old, and, at this stage, it is difficult for athletes to come back after having baby. Even coming back from pregnancy is always a difficulty, and the later you wait, the more difficult it becomes. But Veronica has always been a strong competitor for us, so we are a waiting the final decision as to whether she is retiring or not.” Campbell-Brown, who has three Olympic gold medals and another three World Championships podium-topping performances to her credit, has won an astounding 27 medals for Jamaica at the senior global level, making her the most successful Jamaican female track and field athlete in history. Only Merlene Ottey has won more medals in global senior championships (30), but the younger Jamaican star boasts more gold medals throughout her career. Meanwhile, hundreds of messages of support poured in for the sprinting couple, with 2008 Olympic 100m silver-medal winner and Campbell-Brown’s former relay teammate Sherone Simpson, who recently returned to the track after giving birth two years ago, offering her own encouragement. “I am so happy for her,” Simpson told The Gleaner. “She is having a baby; a child is a blessing,” said Simpson, who, along with Campbell-Brown, Aleen Bailey and Tayna Lawrence, won the 4x100m at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. “If she wants to settle down and parent her child because she has done a lot in her track and field career, she should, but if she feels she can still compete, then she can if her mind is prepared for it,” Simpson shared. Frater’s support Amid doubts about her future in the sport, several top local and international track and field figures have offered their congratulations to Jamaican sprinting great Veronica Campbell-Brown and her husband, Omar, following the announcement of her pregnancy yesterday. Campbell-Brown, one of the most decorated Jamaican sprinters of all time, and Omar, the 2006 Commonwealth Games 200m champion used their official social-media platforms to reveal the expected arrival of their first child. “Our lives will change forever #BabyComingSoon,” read a post, which featured a baby bump-bearing Campbell-Brown and Omar clad in white on a powdery-sanded beach. “We look forward to parenthood and all the joys and challenges that come with it. We pray for wisdom to be the best parents possible.” With Campbell-Brown set to celebrate her 37th birthday in May and the Olympic Games set for Tokyo next summer, this could also spell the end of one of the most illustrious careers in Jamaican track and field history, with the eight-time Olympic medal winner acknowledging that her future in competitive athletics is in doubt. “At this moment, I am uncertain if I will return to competition as the main focus is to welcome our baby and to provide the best environment filled with love, warmth and care.”last_img read more

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Car and bike showdown set for May 26 at Aracari Resort

first_imgThe Aracari Resort, Versailles, West Bank Demerara, will come alive on May 26 in sound and great festivity when Epic Events Entertainment again stages its “Settlement Disputes Car & Bike Show”.To be staged on the lawns and tarmac of the resort, this much anticipated events will see the ‘Clash of the Titans’ for sure, as some of the hottest and posh vehicles face off for hot prizes, as they compete in sound, colour, creativity, presentation and so much more.Fans are urged to come out and see fierce clashes as SUVs, car, bikes, buses, and other dashing automobiles takes centre stage to determine which one is indeed the hottest in the categories in which they battle.Already word is out on a few surprises to be sprung by entrants from the West Demerara District, but they will have to make way for competitors representing Georgetown, East Bank Demerara and other areas.With fantastic cash prizes and trophies to be won, fans are urged to come out in their numbers to support their favourite vehicle and crew.The event begins at 13:00h sharp.last_img read more

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5 to vie for Miss Guyana Sari title

first_imgAfter a nine-year hiatus, Guyana will once again have a sari pageant to usher in the festival of lights and will see five amazing girls competing for the title. The pageant is set for Saturday, October 19 at the Guyana National Stadium during the hosting of the Guyana Divya Jyoti Annual Diwali Motorcade. The five delegates will compete in several segments including introduction, talent, sari display and intelligence. The pageant is expected to commence at 19:00h following the motorcade.Apart from the entertainment that will be provided by the delegates, the members of the Ishara Dance Troupe will be heating things up along with GTT star Ganesh Singh, dancers of the Indian Cultural Centre and the National School of Dance. In addition, the Shakti String Orchestra will be in the house. Emcee for the evening will be Joel Ganshaam. Admission is absolutely free but a cost of 1000 will be charged for parking in the stadium. There will be lots of sweet meat and seven curry on sale.last_img read more

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Criteria…

first_img…for GECOM’s chairTo choose a new Dalai Lama for Tibetian Buddhists, Grand Lamas scour the land interviewing young boys to discern who might be the last Dalai Lama’s reincarnation. Now you know this can’t be easy…and it takes years. But at least they have some criteria – including which direction the smoke blew when the last Dalai Lama was cremated! You won’t be surprised, dear reader, to discover the process takes years.Well, it’d appear we’re in a similar process of reading smoke signals to select the next chair of GECOM. After the PNC’d gamed the electoral system for two decades by having a Judge as the Elections Chair, President Carter, as the referee, had brokered a deal between the PPP and PNC to add “or any other fit and proper person” to being a Judge to select the Chair. Everything was hunky dory for another two decades until now.Prezzie, who though “sober as a judge” but NOT a judge, had been nominated once by the PNC’s Hoyte, suddenly decided he only wanted judges to be proposed by the Opposition. Some unkindly persons suggested he wanted to return to the days when the PNC routinely rigged election with a Judge guarding the “sanctity of ballots”. But your Eyewitness didn’t think Prezzie would do that, would he?Anyhow, after a painful period of the lawyers on both sides hurling explications and hermeneutical exegeses of esoteric words like “or”, “other” and “fit” (“persons” seemed to be uncontested!) Prezzie decided to issue the criteria for the GECOM Chair. Some naïve (or battle weary) souls breathed a sigh of relief – but not your (jaded) Eyewitness. And he’s now vindicated.Since the person proffered by the Opposition must be “not unacceptable to the President”, Prezzie appeared reasonable to at least signal “where he was coming from”. But he stated, “The individual must not be an activist of any form (gender, racial, religious, etc); that the person must have no political affiliation; and that the person should have the general characteristics of honesty, integrity, faithfulness, and diligence.”Whew!! And here your Eyewitness though finding a Dalai Lama was tough!! “No activist of any stripe need apply!” Would a person like Prezzie who’s taken a firm stance for Reparations, justice for African Guyanese and their culture, etc, be rejected as an “African activist”? “NO political affiliation”? Does such a political unicorn exist in divided Guyana? Forget “honesty, integrity, and diligence”…how the heck does one ensure “faithfulness”??But what the heck. Didn’t Caesar divorce his wife – not because she was unfaithful – but that even an accusation could be made against her?In Guyana, GECOM’s Chair must be purer than Caesar’s wife.…for firing Town ClerkWhat’s going on here? Bulkan can beat up on Linden Town Clerk Jonellor Bowen by revoking her appointment – but not Royston King? Between Bowen and King, who’s been more “disruptive” and “disrespectful”? King was not only dissed the other City Councillors and the Deputy Mayor, but even Bulkan on several occasions. Not to mention the Cabinet on the request to suspend the Parking Meter Contract. All Bowen did was to object to the high-handed attitude of the Linden Mayor…something others have also pointed out.So, we wonder if it’s because Bowen is female? When a male like King makes his point forcefully, he’s showing “leadership” qualities. But when a female does the same, she’s being “disrespectful” and even “hysterical”! But it’s also clear Bowen doesn’t have the godfathers in the PNC like King does when even Bulkan can’t touch him.But Bulkan has revealed why he and the Cabinet have refused to comply with the law and launch the Local Government Commission.They can “do what dey want wid” Local Government!!…for curfewRamjattan quite portentously announced as to how he was mulling bring down the curfew against bars opening, to 12 midnight.Until Harmon bitch-slapped him something silly!! Ouch!! Silly man thought he had authority!!last_img read more

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