UAAP volleyball: La Salle blanks FEU in finals rematch for back-to-back wins

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Heather Guino-o led the Lady Tamaraws with 10 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Spurs defeat Knicks to stretch win streak to 7 SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines—De La Salle didn’t care for any ballyhoo as it swept Far Eastern University, 25-15, 25-19, 26-24, in their first meeting since last year’s championship round in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Celine Domingo inadvertently put La Salle at the 25-24 match point after her attempt went straight to the net and Ebon eventually gave the Lady Spikers the victory when she too sent the ball straight to the net.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said his team was able to take advantage of FEU’s sluggish movements in the first two sets but were eventually caught up in the third.“I think FEU was kind of shocked in the first two sets and my players took that opportunity,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “We took advantage of that and we ended up with positive results in the first two sets.”“Once the third set started, though, the FEU players got in sync and they were able to stick with us throughout the period.”Tin Tiamzon finished with 13 points for the Lady Spikers while May Luna added 10.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The defending champions Lady Spikers wrapped the first round with back-to-back wins for a 5-2 record to move to second place behind Ateneo while the Lady Tamaraws dropped to 4-3 to stay at the fourth seed.Dispatching FEU, however, wasn’t met without any tribulations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe two teams traded blows well into the latter part of the third set but it was the Lady Tamaraws who ultimately shot themselves on the foot.Tin Tiamzon tied things up at 24-24 after Lycha Ebon’s kill and what followed was an absolute cluttering on the part of FEU. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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Jagdeo criticises 600% land rent hike for MMA/ADA farmers

first_imgThe Guyana Rice Producers Association (RPA) has condemned in the strongest possible terms, the over 600 per cent increase in land rent and other charges for farmers by the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA).Rice farmers in the project area are now being commanded to pay $15,000 per acre, a major increase from $3500 just last year for land rent and drainage and irrigation charges.Cattle and other crop farmers are now forced to pay $3900, a more than 100 per cent increase from the previous fee.The RPA has described the increases as “draconian”, especially at a time when farmers are getting low prices for their produce.Compounding the situation, the representative body highlighted the fact that there were no consultations with the farmers prior to imposing the new fee structure.“The RPA is calling on all farmers to resist this draconian increase and show solidarity with all as we join in the call for the reversal of this decision which was taken without any consultation with farmers, their association or any other stakeholders,” the RPA urged.The Association disclosed that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had defended the increases by equating them to “three beers” per day. The RPA asserted that the Minister’s sentiment is insulting and demeaning to the farming population and it demanded that the Minister apologise to the farmers for his statement.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, during his recent press conference, also condemned the increases imposed on the farming population of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).Jagdeo pointed out that farming is the main economic activity in the Region and was at a loss to understand why Government would want to put additional burdens on a segment of the population that has no alternative for earning a livelihood other than depending on agriculture.The MMA/ADA and farmers have been at loggerheads since 2015 when Government moved to cancel the leases for several farmers. This resulted in a group of West Coast Berbice rice farmers filing a lawsuit against Government.After months of hearings, former Chief Justice Ian Chang in February 2016 quashed the cancellation of the leases in favour of the farmers.However, the farmers said they were subsequently informed by General Manager of MMA/ADA Aubrey Charles that President Granger has cancelled their leases.last_img read more

Governor takes nuanced position on gay marriage

first_imgOn so many subjects, including health care and stem-cell research, Schwarzenegger is willing to risk political capital to propel a national debate. And with his fame, centrism and popularity, the governor could have a unique platform to lead on gay marriage. But on a subject that stirs passions among activists on both sides, he’s uncharacteristically passive: The people of California can navigate, he says. Or the courts can steer. That hands-off stance isn’t what some Californians have come to expect from their take-charge governor. Some observers think his actions are aimed at safeguarding his conservative base. But the governor’s confidants say the stance isn’t calculated to duck political shrapnel. In fact, even the governor’s close gay advisers disagree on the marriage debate. His allies believe his stance makes perfect sense for a man who cares more for the tangible – say, allowing domestic partners to file joint state tax returns – than the symbolic, even if it makes history. SACRAMENTO – Perhaps more than any Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger openly professes his support of gay rights. He has signed more than a dozen laws strengthening domestic partnerships and hate-crimes protections. Some of his close friends and advisers are gay and lesbian. And the live-and-let-live governor evinces no moral qualms about same-sex marriages. He’s “not personally hung up on the whole thing.” So will Schwarzenegger sign a gay marriage bill? No. Not now. Perhaps never. “His sort of feeling is, `What’s the big deal? If you’re gay, you’re gay. There should be no discrimination,”‘ said a former aide, one of several who spoke on condition of anonymity because the subject is politically fraught. Schwarzenegger is “not a cause kind of guy.” The governor “does not calculate the political balancing act of the gay marriage issue,” said Adam Mendelsohn, his communications director. He tries to represent “the position of the people of California.” So, while the governor backs domestic partnership rights, he also abides by a 2000 ballot measure, Proposition 22, that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Intentional or not, that may be an astute straddle. Majority Democrats yearn to legalize same-sex marriage, but it’s not a top priority for most. Meanwhile, the conservative wing of the governor’s own party already thinks he is too accommodating. It’s unclear if Schwarzenegger could push the subject much further without backlash. Polling suggests the governor’s views align with Californians. Support for gay marriage has grown in recent years, especially among Democrats. Residents are now roughly split on the gay-marriage question, but Republicans remain overwhelmingly opposed. Still, the governor’s nuanced position leaves activists on both sides unsatisfied. That nuance leads some to study his record, personal history and public statements for any hint the governor might sign a marriage bill under the right circumstances. Schwarzenegger ran as a pro-gay rights Republican in 2003, but he never courted the marriage debate – which was spotlighted when San Francisco in 2004 briefly allowed same- sex unions. A year later, he vetoed a gay marriage bill, citing Proposition 22. Schwarzenegger also defers to the courts and the California Supreme Court will likely weigh in by year’s end. The governor vows to abide by the court’s ruling. “If the ban of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, this bill is not necessary,” Schwarz- enegger wrote in his 2005 veto message. “If the ban is constitutional, this bill is ineffective.” Schwarzenegger has vetoed three other gay rights bills sponsored by Equality California, the state’s main advocacy group for gay rights. He has enacted 13 gay rights measures, extending tax rights to domestic partners and limiting the use of “gay panic” defenses in trials. Over the last three years, Schwarzenegger has signed 76percent of the bills sponsored by Equality California. This year, Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, has revived what he calls “gender-neutral” marriage. He expects AB 43 to pass the Legislature with little fuss. Despite the governor’s vow to veto it, Leno hopes Schwarzenegger – who is secure in his final term – will seize “the opportunity of a lifetime.” “I think he would prefer to be remembered not as someone who vetoed it repeatedly,” said Leno, one of five openly gay legislators, “but as a historic figure.” After winning re-election handily, Schwarzenegger has clout and popularity to spare. But if he were to sign AB 43, it would rile conservatives. That could complicate budget negotiations and distract attention from Schwarzenegger’s preferred second-term agenda: health care reform, global warming and prison reform. Asked about gay marriage recently, Schwarzenegger has not equivocated. “I believe in all the same rights,” he said last month. “And I’ve passed and signed many bills in order to make sure that we have that here in California. But I don’t want, as the governor, to go against the will of the people.” Some conservatives already consider that a tepid defense of traditional marriage. Mike Spence of the Monrovia-based California Republican Assembly contends Schwarzenegger has “done the bare minimum to keep the radical homosexual agenda from being signed.” And, “he could break his word.” Those concerns were only reinforced by comments from comedian Tom Arnold, Schwarzenegger’s motorcycle- riding buddy, following the governor’s re-election. “When you’re a lame duck, or whatever you call it, you can do whatever you want,” he told KQED public radio. Such as? “Gay marriage,” Arnold said. “I want \, and I know he feels the same way.” Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, laments that Schwarzenegger has “played politics with our community.” “I believe he does support full equality,” Kors said. “And, in a way, that makes his vetoes of bills the right wing screeches about all the more infuriating.” The governor’s rapport with the gay community dates back decades, beyond Hollywood to his bodybuilding days. When a teenage Schwarzenegger started weight-lifting seriously, his mother fretted and sent her son to the doctor. “What is the matter – what are all those pictures on your wall here of these naked men, all oiled up with little posing trunks?” his parents asked, Schwarzenegger told CNN in 2005. “What’s going on?” The ease with which he shares such a story suggests his personal comfort level. But Schwarzenegger’s interest goes deeper than that. As a new governor, Schwarz- enegger summoned Erwin Chemerinsky, a noted constitutional law professor, to discuss the legal questions surrounding gay marriage. “He listened very carefully and asked good questions,” said Chemerinsky of Duke University. Which is not to say he is always eloquent about the subject. After the San Francisco same-sex weddings began, the governor suggested the marriages had shaken the city with “riots.” Not so. Still, the governor did not exploit gay marriage during his re-election campaign. And last summer, he helped raise funds for the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group favoring same-sex marriage. The governor’s closest staffers include four who are openly gay or lesbian, including his chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, senior adviser Daniel Zingale, deputy chief of staff Ross LaJeunesse and his personal assistant Clay Russell. Three of them have longterm partners. Zingale favors gay marriage. Kennedy has argued it would be an end-run around voters – and one that could backfire on gays and lesbians. (The governor’s office denied requests to interview them.) So how much does it matter – given current domestic partnership protections – if a marriage bill is signed? California already has some of the nation’s strongest gay rights protections behind Massachusetts, where marriages are legal. Even some supporters argue that the distinction between current domestic partners and state-sanctioned weddings are largely semantic. Others, though, say this is the next frontier of civil rights. They remain hopeful Schwarz- enegger will take the next step. James Vaughn, director of the Log Cabin Republicans of California, believes if the state Supreme Court clears the way, that Schwarzenegger will “be the man responsible for giving us marriage.” kfolmar@mercurynews.com (916) 441-4602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Liverpool transfer BLOW! Napoli leading race for £17m-rated Reds target

first_img1 Poland international Piotr Zielinski is a wanted man this summer Napoli have edged ahead in the race to land Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski.It looked as though Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was set to complete a deal to land the Poland starlet from Udinese this summer.In fact, the move seemed so close that some reports in Italy had suggested that Napoli had given up on signing Zielinski, who impressed during a season-long loan at Empoli last term.However, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli have performed a transfer U-turn and have now lodged another bid with their Serie A rivals.The Stadio San Paolo club have offered £15.2million for the 22-year-old midfielder, which is still just short of the £17m Udinese are demanding for his sale.However the offer is a clear signal of intent from Napoli, who are hoping to take advantage of the delay in Liverpool’s negotiations.last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESS HAS EXAMINERSHIP EXTENDED FOLLOWING CIRCUIT COURT HEARING

first_imgHenry McGinley Sons & LTD has received an extension to its examinership following a hearing at the Donegal Circuit court earlier this afternoon. McGinley Sons & LTD is one of the leading structural and roofing businesses in the North-West.Over the years the business has established a stellar reputation in the structural and roofing industry in Donegal. Judge Keenan Johnston praised the significant work carried out by the Sean Carr, Vision Accountancy, Examiner to the business since the short time of his appointment.It was revealed during the hearing that McGinley Sons & LTD are looking to launch two new innovative product lines.The innovative product lines are in fire grates and fire stoves plates, which the court heard are 100% more cost effective than standard fire-grates and stoves.It was also revealed the highly reputable company secured a number of high profile contracts in the last few days, and that they continue to trade as normal.Two pivotal former employees, who were forced to emigrated recently after having no alternative but to leave their families behind in search for work are returning to the business.The pair are expected to return home to their families before Christmas, and resume their jobs with Henry McGinley & Sons LTD thereafter.Mr Sean Carr of Vision Accountancy, regarded as Ireland’s leading turnaround expert, expressed every confidence in being able to save the jobs and the business to the benefit of all stakeholders to the Circuit Court.DONEGAL BUSINESS HAS EXAMINERSHIP EXTENDED FOLLOWING CIRCUIT COURT HEARING was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinesscourtsexaminershipHenry McGinleynewslast_img read more

WHAT A SCALP! McHUGH CELEBRATES WITH BRADFORD HEROES AS THEY KNOCK ARSENAL OUT OF CUP

first_imgDONEGAL’S rising soccer star Carl McHugh is celebrating tonight – after he played superbly in helping Bradford City knock Arsenal out of the League Cup.The Lettermacaward native Carl played the biggest game of his professional career as the Yorkshire club took on the English Premiership side in the quarter final.The game finished 1-1 at full-time – and 30 minutes of extra time failed to separate the sides. So it went to a penalty shoot-out and Bradford won 3-2.McHugh had a fantastic night in a game which saw Arsenal take more than 63% of the possession.And he defended superbly, helping to launch several counter-attacks against the millionaire Gunners.Carl’s close friend – Donegal GAA star Patrick McBrearty – was amonng the 23,900 crowd at the League Two side’s ground to cheer on City. In the shoot-out Bradford twice failed from the spot but Santi Cazorla, Marouane Chamakh and Thomas Vermaelen missed with their efforts to the delight of the Bantams.The home side took the lead when Garry Thompson met a free-kick from the right with a sidefoot volley.With seconds of normal time remaining, Vermaelen headed in from two yards to send the match into extra-time.What made the win by the League Two side more remarkable was the fact that Arsene Wenger fielded a full-strength Arsenal team – something he has never done in the League Cup before except in a final.There were even groans at Valley Parade when the visiting team names were given before kick-off. But 120 minutes of football later there was nothing but cheers.WHAT A SCALP! McHUGH CELEBRATES WITH BRADFORD HEROES AS THEY KNOCK ARSENAL OUT OF CUP was last modified: December 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:WHAT A SCALP! McHUGH CELEBRATES WITH BRADFORD HEROES AS THEY KNOCK ARSENAL OUT OF CUPlast_img read more

GANG THREATENED TO SHOOT ONE YEAR OLD BABY DURING ARMED ROBBERY

first_imgA masked gang threatened to shoot a one year old baby as they held a family at gunpoint during a robbery.Terrified Co Donegal businessman Kevin Doherty revealed how the gang arrived at his home in Bridgend at 7.30pm on Sunday evening last.They tied the family up and led Kevin around the house with a gun in his back looking for cash. “They said to me ‘You know why we’re here’. I thought it was a case of mistaken identity and that I was a drug dealer.“They took me around the house including the attic looking for cash.“They must have thought I had a lot of money in the house but I didn’t. They got some money but not a lot.“They didn’t care about my wife and baby. In fact I think they were glad they were there because it frightened me more,” he said. Kevin, 36, was then told to lie in his own Saab car and told to wait until the gang had gone.However the gang had removed the key and Kevin was called to force to a nearby house to raise the alarm.Kevin, whose family own a number of businesses in Derry, was told if he went to the Gardai that all his family would be shot dead.He kept the ordeal to himself for a number of days but has now finally broken his silence.“Now I have decided that I don’t care and I want to tell everyone so these people are caught,” he said. The gang got away with £6,000 in cash and a quantity of cash.This is the third time Kevin’s family has been threatened.Gardai in Buncrana have launched a full investigation into the incident.GANG THREATENED TO SHOOT ONE YEAR OLD BABY DURING ARMED ROBBERY was last modified: November 24th, 2011 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)Tags:bridgendKevin Dohertyrobbedlast_img read more

DOHERTY CALLS FOR FISHING AUTHORITIES TO STEP BACK FROM CONFRONTATION

first_imgPearse Doherty meets Charles KennedyDonegal TD Pearse Doherty has called on fishery bosses to engage new methods in an effort to end a long-running dispute with local anglers.He was speaking after meeting Charles Kennedy, Chairperson of the Trout Angler’s Federation of Ireland, in Leinster House in relation to the ongoing dispute regarding fishing rights in the Gweebarra river,.The Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West said “The dispute between the local Anglers and IFI has been long running now for 8 years and is currently before the High Court. “The approach of IFI officials in recent weeks has further divided rather than united the parties and, if ongoing, is likely to result in the escalation of the dispute in the coming weeks.“I am calling on the IFI to step back from the confrontational nature of their dealings with the local fishermen and engage in a different approach.“I am aware that offers of dialogue have been made by representatives of the local anglers and I am calling on the IFI to accept these offers and enter into meaningful dialogue in order to resolve this issue.“I intend to make contact with the CEO of IFI in order to discuss this matter in the near future in the hope that appropriate action can be taken to ensure that this dispute can be resolved.”  DOHERTY CALLS FOR FISHING AUTHORITIES TO STEP BACK FROM CONFRONTATION was last modified: June 16th, 2014 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) Tags:diputeGweebarra RiverIFIPearse Dohertylast_img read more

DAY OF DESTINY AND PRIDE FOR DONEGAL’S RUGBY GIRLS AT TWICKENHAM

first_imgLarissa in action against WalesDonegal halfback pairing of Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton will take to the field at Twickenham this evening, hoping to beat England on their home turf – and fire Ireland towards more championship glory.By that stage, perhaps – just perhaps – the men may have turned history on its head and landed a Triple Crown.The women’s game is now getting the recognition it deserves. So it’s great to see the game against England being televised on RTE2 this evening, straight after the men’s match.Larissa, from Cappry, plays her club rugby with Bristol and the Exiles, was recalled to the team for the win over Wales and keeps her position for the clash.Nora, from Fahan, will win her 21st cap today. She plays with Old Belvedere and Leinster.Kick-off is at 6.20pm. Good luck girls.England Women: Emily Scarratt, Katherine Merchant, Amber Reed, Rachel Burford, Kay Wilson, Katy Mclean, Natasha Hunt, Rochelle Clark, Emma Croker, Sophie Hemming, Rebecca Essex, Joanne McGilchrist, Hannah Gallagher, Margaret Alphonsi, Sarah Hunter.Replacements: Victoria Fleetwood, Laura Keates, Sasha Acheson, Tamara Taylor, Marlie Packer, La Toya Mason, Ceri Large, Lydia ThompsonIreland Women: Niamh Briggs, Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Jenny Murphy, Alison Miller, Nora Stapleton, Larissa Muldoon, Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie-Louise Reilly, Siobhan Fleming, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien. Replacements: Stacey-Lea Kennedy, Fiona Hayes, Kerrie-Ann Craddock, Laura Guest, Amy Davis, Hannah Casey, Grace Davitt, Jackie ShielsLarissa with Laura Guest at Twickeham yesterdayDAY OF DESTINY AND PRIDE FOR DONEGAL’S RUGBY GIRLS AT TWICKENHAM was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 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:EnglandIrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBYTwickenhamlast_img read more