Promising spiker Nicole Magsarile to sit out UAAP Season 81, says UP coach Godfrey Okumu

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines seemed to have found its next star hitter when Nicole Magsarile produced moments of brilliance during the offseason.Magsarile was a former member of the Philippine U-17 team during her high school days with National University and immediately showed her talents with the Lady Maroons in both the Philippine Super Liga Collegiate Grand Slam and Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Come the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, however, Magsarile will be forced to watch the team as a red shirt.UP head coach Godfrey Okumu decided that Magsarile will sit out the 2019 tournament and instead start her UAAP seniors’ career in 2020.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Everybody expected her to be in the team but as a coach sometimes you have to make tough decisions that won’t agree with many people but these are decisions that have to be made to create the balance,” said Okumu Monday at University of the Philippines College of Human Kinetics.“Just like the waves in the sea, you won’t find the waves in the same level so sometimes you have to create balance and I hope, and believe, that come next season she’d be one of the best players in the UAAP.” Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I believe she’s a good seed that would grow into a tree that people will enjoy and people will sit under to enjoy the shade and if you produce fruits, the people will enjoy the fruits of that tree.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Magsarile scored a total of 48 points for the Lady Maroons in the PVL Collegiate Conference playing behind established outside spikers Isa Molde and Diana Carlos but she wasn’t fielded in the title game against Far Eastern University.Okumu said that Magsarile still has a lot to work on before she can eventually call herself a Lady Maroon.“People say she’s playing well but to me as a coach I’m thinking she’s just doing 50 percent and she has room to improve especially when it comes to net defense,” said Okumu.Magsarile does have a lot to overcome before she can crack the lineup since she plays the same position as Molde and Carlos, and Okumu said he wants to develop the former Lady Bullpup as an opposite spiker for Season 82.“I want her to play left and right, she can play outside perfectly well so we’re trying to play her as the opposite and also help her spike from the back because she has a good jump so this is how I’m trying to draw her as a player,” said Okumu.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Godfrey Okumu: PVL, PSL titles give UP boost ahead of UAAP Season 81 View commentslast_img read more

Snakes at Skeldon Hospital

first_imgSnakes have been found inside the Skeldon Hospital and this major issue was at the centre of discussion at a recently-held Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The Skeldon Hospital compoundPPP Councillor Lloyd Douglas said he killed a snake while visiting the hospital.“Skeldon Hospital, I went there and that hospital is infested with snakes. I personally killed one; snakes inside the room. As a matter of fact, that hospital compound is a breathing ground for snakes,” Douglas declared to the RDC; he reported too that the hospital’s weeding machine is broken.Acting Administrator for the Skeldon Hospital, Shurla Scott who is also a Regional Councillor for the coalition, was present at the meeting and confirmed that indeed the reptile was killed in the hospital. She however refuted claims of an infestation, as Douglas reported.Scott however noted that following the incident the Regional Administration was contacted and immediately rendered assistance. “The Region has contracted out the slashing of the hospital compound so if we are going to make comments, we have to start from the Regional level. The contract is for one month and it is to have the compound slashed once per month, so you cannot attack the Skeldon administration,” she said in defence of the hospital’s management.Douglas said too that apart from the snakes, there is a shortage of essential drugs. “This is putting more pressure on the poor working class people when they have to go to the drugstore and purchase drugs,” he said, while displaying two prescriptions which he received from the Skeldon Hospital. Douglas told the gathering that under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration, such conditions did not exist.Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stephens, while acknowledging that there are concerns at the Skeldon Hospital, noted that several persons have been given contracts to weed the compound. He said despite reports, conditions at the hospital have been improving and provided data to substantiate his claim.“We have seen in excess of 28,000 more patients for the first half of this year than for the first half of last year because Surinamese are now accessing the facility because healthcare is free over here and very expensive there. So from time to time it throws the drug forecasting out because we cannot fully forecast the numbers coming from Suriname. However it is a work in progress,” Stephens said.last_img read more

Rainfall warning ends in the North Peace

first_imgThe rainfall warning issued for the North Peace has ended.The North Peace should still expect rain today, but only up to 5 to 10 mm. On Friday Fort St. John set a new record for participation at 45.4 mm, beating the old record of 31.2 set 1987.There is still a rainfall warning for the South Peace. A low pressure system positioned over Eastern Alberta continues to spread precipitation to the B.C. Peace region. Additional amounts of 10 to 15 mm are forecast for today although areas near Tumbler Ridge can expect to receive another 15 to 25 mm. Rain is expected to taper off later today.- Advertisement -On Friday Dawson Creek received 50.3 mm or rain.last_img

GECOM “tampering” with NRR – PPP

first_img…Commission denies allegationThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday said that there is tampering of the National Register of Registrants Database (NRRDB) at the Guyana Elections Commission – an allegation which GECOM Chairperson Retired Justice Claudette Singh has denied.Opposition-nominatedCommissioner Sase GunrajIn a statement on Wednesday, PPP said it was informed of adjustments being made to data on the NRR, using unverified information generated from the scrapped House-to-House Registration exercise.“This information is not only replete with errors but was never subjected to the legal requirement of a Claims and Objections process… This exercise is being conducted by Melanie Marshall, the controversial Returning Officer of Region Four, who deliberately made herself unavailable to receive the PPP’s request for a recount of votes in Region Four at the 2015 National and Regional Elections,” the Party stated.The Opposition explained that it only agreed to have the new verified registrants added to the Revised Lists of Electors (RLE) and that this “tampering” with the NRR is not only unlawful but is clearly intended to cause chaos and confusion on elections day by facilitating duplicate voting, permitting unqualified persons to vote and preventing qualified persons from voting.GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette SinghPPP added that “This may result in violence, mayhem and public disorder on elections day. Certainly, this illicit design is intended to compromise the integrity of the electoral process and is another brazen attempt at perpetrating fraud at the upcoming National and Regional elections”.As such, the Opposition party urged the international community to pay keen attention to this situation while also calling on the GECOM Chair to immediately put an end to the illegal course of action.No tamperingHowever, on the sidelines of an event on Wednesday morning at GECOM’s head office, Justice Singh denied any attempts to tamper with the NRR or any intention to rig the upcoming polls.“No one is tampering with the NRRDB at GECOM and… GECOM does not wish to rig any elections,” she asserted.Justice Singh went on to explain that GECOM is currently merely updating the data of existing registrants on the NRR with changes that were captured during the H2H exercise. These changes include those who have had their names and/or addresses changed.“For example, persons like me who’ve changed my address since the last House-to-House. Now, my name would have appeared on the RLE with the old address but GECOM always – the policy here— they always use the latest registration transaction. So that is being done to update [the NRR]. So there is nothing with tampering, no one is tampering,” the GECOM Chair contended.Moreover, a subsequent statement from GECOM outlined that the ongoing “administrative process” being conducted at the Secretariat is to ensure that electors are placed within their correct divisions for easy voting on elections day.“Failure to conduct this necessary exercise may very well result in electors being displaced and unable to vote at a polling station in their area,” the missive stated.The RLE was published on January 4 and is available for public scrutiny for 21 days. To this end, GECOM is urging electors to check the lists at locations in their respective areas or on the Commission’s website to verify their information. In the case of inadvertence on the part of GECOM, persons are advised to visit the GECOM Registration Office in their district to have these corrected by January 25.AlarmedHowever, Opposition-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj pointed out in a letter to the Editor on Wednesday that the publication of the RLE is a statutory event and as such, very limited scope is available to the Commissioner of National Registration to make changes to the RLE after it is published.“This is limited to entries or omissions that are incorrect due to inadvertence. The circumstances now being relied upon can hardly be considered as inadvertence. More importantly, the widespread changes being executed by the Secretariat will not be subject to any scrutiny and these changes will only be known after the publication of the Official List of Electors (OLE). At this time, there is no opportunity for errors, either deliberate or intentional, to be corrected. It does not inspire confidence in the integrity of the process…,” he noted. Gunraj further expressed alarm at the explanation given by the GECOM Chair regarding the ongoing exercise at the Commission to update the NRR. He said that no information has been provided to the seven-member Commission regarding the process being utilised or the number of records to which changes are being made. He added too that any change to an elector’s record is a statutory process, requiring the use of statutory forms and this process has not been complied with.During Wednesday’s engagement, the GECOM Chair was asked whether the Commissioners are unaware of what is happening within the Elections Secretariat, hence the concerns of “tampering” were raised. But Justice Singh responded saying that it is “just an accusation” made by Commissioners who wanted to voice their opinions.She pointed out that some decisions taken by the seven-member Commission would not be consensual, thus, resulting in disagreements among the Commissioners from the two sides – something which Justice Singh says is “healthy”.Meanwhile, the GECOM Chair further said that a decision was taken by the Commission back in December to have the 6000+ names that were unverified during the recently concluded field exercise to be included in the RLE. This, she explained, was to ensure that no one was disenfranchised.However, Justice Singh noted that persons are allowed to object to the names on the list.“So when you hear about 6000 unverified names, it’s not a question of rigging. It’s a question of persons not being disenfranchised, and persons would have an opportunity to object to those names,” she posited.last_img read more


first_imgMEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed new EU measures to step up the fight against illicit tobacco trade and cigarette smuggling.The Commission proposes measures based on four key areas in order to efficiently tackle the illicit tobacco trade which include decreasing incentives for smuggling activities; securing the supply chain; strengthening sanctions on smugglers and enforcement of tax, customs and border authorities.An Action Plan has been established, setting out the implementation of concrete measures including the analysis of existing legislation and the identification of weaknesses and gaps. Pat the Cope stated “I welcome this decision by the European Commission as the illicit tobacco trade has become an increasingly damaging problem for Member States and the EU, causing losses of over €10 billion revenue every year in terms of unpaid taxes and duties.“This illicit trading, which includes counterfeiting, illegal production and smuggling of cigarettes also fuels organised criminal groups in the shadow economy and undermines health policy initiatives aimed at reducing the consumption of tobacco products.”Mr. Gallagher has called on the Irish Government to adopt the strategy proposed by the European Commission as quickly as possible in order to combat this increasingly damaging problem.Pat the Cope concluded by stating ”Ireland has the highest rate of tobacco taxation in the EU, and considering the current financial state the economy is in, the extreme loss of revenue brought on by this illegal tobacco trade is unacceptable.” The measures proposed by the Commission will be launched in the short and medium term. The implementation of the strategy should be concluded by the end of 2015. PAT THE COPE WELCOMES NEW MEASURES TO COMBAT SMUGGLING was last modified: June 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Pat The Cope Gallaghersmugglinglast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man has been jailed for four months after making a false complaint against local Gardaí to the Garda Ombudsman Commission.Cathal Dunleavy was jailed for another four months.Cathal Dunleavy, from Glenvar, is already serving a five-year prison sentence for 16 dangerous driving offences. Dunleavy, 24, claimed his car had been rammed by a garda car and that he had been assaulted while he was being arrested.However CCTV footage of the incident on the 6 November last year clearly showed Dunleavy trying to get away from the gardaí.It also showed him stopping and reversing his car into the garda car before driving away.He was arrested after he crashed the car rounding a bend in Glenvar.The case was investigated by the Garda Ombudsman Commission after Dunleavy made the false allegations.Today he pleaded guilty to providing information to the Commission knowing it to be false and misleading at Castlerea District Court.Judge Conal Gibbons said Dunleavy actions were an abuse of the Criminal Justice System.The judge sentenced him to four months in jail which he said he would make consecutive because of the seriousness of the offence.DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR MAKING FALSE COMPLAINT TO GARDAI was last modified: November 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CATHAL DUNLEAVYdonegalGardalast_img read more


first_imgKathleen Lyons recent lotto jackpot winner receiving a cheque for €5,950 from club Treasure Liam Doherty. Also in the picture Anthony Mc Daid seller of the winning ticket. Charlie and Alice Doherty lotto committee.Lotto & 100+ Club Results Numbers Drawn 8,3,5,1,4,7,6,2Two winners matched three numbersMarie Mc Colgan Aveltygort & Sean Sweeney Ballinaman receive €25 eachNext weeks jackpot is €1,025100+ Club ResultsThis weeks winner was number 52 Joe Marley Killygordon. The end of year draw for the 100+ Club members took place on Sunday at the bazaar. Congratulations to the lucky winners.Gary Kelly Dromore €1,000Paddy Kelly Dromore €500Michael Doherty The Garrison €100Thanks to everyone who supported the 100 club and lotto in 2015. Hope you all have a great Christmas.Club ProThe club are appealing for anyone that is interested in taking this very important position to contact Club Secretary Kathy KellySenior And Reserve ManagersThe club are inviting applications for both senior and reserve  managers position for the coming season. Applications should be emailed to club Secretary Kathy Kelly by the 31/12/15 email. secretary.redhughs.donegal@gaa.ie or call (087) 764 7168 Monster BazaarThe Annual Monster Christmas Bazaar was once again a massive success. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day and to the large crowd from the parish who made it the success it was. Thanks also to all the sponsors for their generous sponsorship.SympathyThe club extend their sympathy to the Bradley family Crossroads on their recent family bereavement. May Patsy Rest In Peace. KATHLEEN LYONS WINS €5,950.000 IN THE RED HUGHS GAA LOTTO was last modified: December 15th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Halloween Calendar

first_img“Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wwagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturdays and Sundays in October at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and Oct. 31 at Six Flag California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Admission: $49.99. Parking: $10. Call (661) 255-4111. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fall Festival will feature carnival games, a magic show, a silent auction, food, an obstacle course and a costume parade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 294-1242. Molar Manor, a haunted-house fundraiser, will feature entertainment and an “evil clown carnival,” 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the Valencia Industrial Center at 27820 Fremont Court, Unit 1, Valencia. Cost: $5 for spectator pass, $10 for general admission and $20 for a fast pass. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Dental Health Foundation, the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services and Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response. Call (661) 259-6142. Halloween program will feature stories, a short movie, a craft and treats, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Golftoberfest will feature golf played at night with glowing golf balls, a dinner of bratwurst, sausages and sauerkraut served with Octoberfest beer and an auction, all to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 28 at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 Trevino Drive, Valencia. Call Sara Hagen at (661) 678-5116. Monster Mash Dance will feature dancing to the music of Jimmy Sax and Flat Broke, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Costumes are encouraged. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. Halloween Costume Contest & Dance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Suburbia, 26846 Oak Ave., Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Visit www.hlproductions.com. Halloween Party for kids, 5-7 p.m. and for adults 21 and over, 8 p.m.-close Oct. 29 at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $5. Proceeds benefit the Yes I Can program at Golden Valley High School. Call (661) 755-4813. Parents Without Partners Halloween party, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the home of club President Melda Somers, 23939 Windward Lane, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Haunted Jailhouse & Halloween Carnival will feature department displays, game booths, a costume contest and hauntingly fun jail cells, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. A $1 donation is requested. Call (661) 255-1121. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gillespie And Thorold One Of Four Doubles Teams Still Alive at ITA Central Regional

first_img TULSA, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis team’s tandem of Vinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) and Barny Thorold (Loughborough, England) will play in Sunday’s doubles semifinals of the ITA Central Regional Championship.Gillespie and Thorold moved into the semifinals via a walkover against their scheduled competitors from Oklahoma, who withdrew from the competition. They will face Nebraska’s Toby Boyer and Micah Klousia Sunday at 10 a.m.Gillespie also competed in singles action Saturday, falling to Tulsa’s Majed Kilani in the Round of 16, 6-0, 3-6, 6-0.Other members of the team also participated in consolation matches including Freddie Powell (Poole, England) defeating a pair of opponents from Omaha in straight sets. Ben Clark (Comberton, England) and Bayo Philips (Houston, Texas) also won consolation matches. ITA Central Regional Print Friendly Version 4th Round – SinglesMajed Kilani (Tulsa) def. Vinny Gillespie (Drake), 6-0, 3-6, 6-04th Round – DoublesGillespie/Thorold def. Calvo/Van Emburg (Oklahoma), W/OConsolation MatchesFreddie Powell (Drake) def. Hugo Piles (Omaha), 6-2, 6-1Freddie Powell (Drake) def. Ethan Henry (Omaha), 6-4, 6-1Will Gleason (Nebraska) def. Ben Clark (Drake), 6-4, 6-2Ben Clark (Drake) def. Taine Bernhardt (OU), 6-1, 6-4Bayo Philips (Drake) def. Chris Dean (Nebraska), 5-7, 7-5, 10-4Matthew Rodriguez (OU) def. Finley Hall (Drake), 6-2, 6-2 Story Linkslast_img read more

Minister must engage with farmers on tillage crisis fund – McConalogue

first_imgFianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has called on Minister Michael Creed to engage with farmers on an emergency crisis aid fund for the tillage sector.He says rumours about a €5,000 maximum limit have angered the farming community, especially as the Minister has failed to meet with farmers to date.“It is extraordinary that tillage farmers are still waiting to hear the details of this fund. It’s more than 10 months on from when the crisis first hit, with many farmers struggling to pay bills. It’s unacceptable that the Minister is continuing to kick the can down the road on this issue”, said Deputy McConalogue. “Minister Creed has refused to engage in direct dialogue with farmers who have had to resort to protesting outside the Department of Agriculture.“It was reported this week that a Crop Loss Compensation Scheme was being prepared worth in the region of €1.5 million. This falls well short of the €4.5m losses suffered by farmers whose crops were destroyed last year.“Fianna Fáil stands firmly on the side of the tillage farmers in their campaign. We successfully passed a Dáil motion in January to establish a crisis aid fund for tillage farmers. The Government cannot continue to ignore this issue.“I find it extraordinary that Minister Creed has failed to meet with farmers who have suffered devastating losses as a result of the bad weather last year. I am urging him, even at this late stage, to meet with tillage farmers and listen to their concerns. The Minister cannot use this impasse as an excuse to delay this crisis fund, or to abandon it altogether. “He has a responsibility to listen to them and ensure that they are properly compensated for losses that are out of their control and threaten the viability of their business”.Minister must engage with farmers on tillage crisis fund – McConalogue was last modified: July 6th, 2017 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalfarmerstillagelast_img read more