first_imgSan Beda Lady Red Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda secured a semifinals berth after beating a gutsy San Sebastian side, 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cesca Raqraquin unleashed a game-high 20 points, including a kill off a bad reception by Nikka Dalisay to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track The Lady Red Spikers booked a ticket to the Final Four for the second straight year.But unlike last year, when it finished fourth, San Beda is on track to earn a twice-to-beat advantage as one of the top two teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It will be a big benefit for us and we really worked hard for that,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino.The Lady Red Spikers are currently in second place with a 7-1 record behind defending champion Arellano University (7-1), which has superior quotient. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 The Lady Stags (5-3), on the other hand, were with a major blow to their semis bid.Joyce Sta. Rita had 16 points while Daurene Santos tallied 15 for San Sebastian, which committed four errors that contributed to San Beda’s 7-0 run to end the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The Mayor and City Council had made it clear that no vending nor other related business will be allowed on the tarmac in front of the Stabroek market. Lo and behold, a caravan is now on that tarmac, day and night, selling various cooked food products. The Stabroek Market Constabulary is very concerned about this development, but they are afraid to remove the caravan since it is obvious that the persons have the blessing of City Hall hierarchy. It is my belief that the owner of that business could be found from among the power brokers at City Hall. Otherwise to the Stabroek market tarmac, the same can be said of Roxanne Burnham playfield, people are just fronting for them. As a certain Mayor likes to say “Selling on Stabroek market tarmac is a No No.”May God help the small vendors.Sincerely,Eon AndrewsPresidentGuyana MarketVendors Unionlast_img read more

first_imgGrand Gedeh County District#2 Rep. Morais Waylee at the center of the alleged rape of a 13-year old childCharged with criminal conspiracy, obstruction of investigation, among othersThe much-debated allegation of rape involving Grand Gedeh County District #2 Representative, Morias Waylee, of his 12 years old niece, yesterday took a new dimension when Police charged him with criminal conspiracy and tampering with a witness during investigations and remanded in custody.Sometime in May, a local media reported that Suspect Waylee allegedly raped and impregnated his niece who was reportedly staying with him but later took her out of his home to an unknown location after the alleged rape was reported with the intent to destroy evidence. The minor’s father was also reported to be Rep. Waylee’s driver.Addressing a brief press conference yesterday in Monrovia, Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman said, “With the investigation thus far carried out by the LNP along with its collaborating partners it has been established that a minor named Regina Barway, known to be a niece of Rep. Waylee has lived with him and was in school through his sponsorship at a school in Careysburg, along the Kakata-Monrovia highway.“We have come to make it publicly known that Hon. Waylee has been arrested and charged. His actions are in violation of our penal code.”He added: “In view of the evidence gathered and circumstances surrounding this matter the investigation has resolved to charge suspect Morias Waylee and Wedeh Waylee, the wife of the suspect, with criminal conspiracy in violation of chapter 10.4. And in addition to that for tampering with witness which is in violation of Chapter 12 sub-chapter C 1240b1 and Chapter 12 sub-chapter C section 12.411 for tampering with the criminal investigation. All of which contravene the Revised Penal Code of the Republic of Liberia.”Col. Coleman said the suspect will be in police custody for 48 hours and his wife is wanted for questioning.“Anyone seeing Mrs. Wedeh Waylee should kindly hint the nearest police so that she can be arrested to help us in our investigation,” he noted.He said the suspect, who has not been charged with rape now, does not mean that it is overlooked because the investigation is still ongoing, and there is a need to establish all the facts to make sure the act was committed before coming up with such a charge.Police Inspector General, Gregory Coleman: “We are calling on the public to make known the actual location of this child.”“Afterward we will look forward the case to court even though there is no official complainant yet. As it is the case is now a state matter and we will do all we can to bring all those involved, including one Sayedee, the father of the victim, a driver of Waylee,” he said.He called on Liberians to pray for the safety and well-being of the victim. “We are very much concerned about her whereabouts and her safety. We fear that her life could be at risk now as an investigation into this case continues. We are calling on the public to make known the actual location of this child,” he said.The arrest of Waylee is a precedent since it is related to a high profile government official. It may be recalled that child rights activist, Abraham M. Keita led a group of protesters to the Capitol Building to demand Rep. Waylee recuse himself from legislative work and to defend himself against the charge in court. Rep. Waylee further leveled defamation charges against Keita, which were later resolved in court.When contacted via phone yesterday, child rights activist Keita said he has been wishing to see the arrival of this day. “My struggle has not and will never be against innocent souls but those who continue to perpetrate heinous crimes against our sisters and others in our country. It does not matter who is involved, justice must be served to all men impartially,” he noted.Keita promised not to rest until a verdict protecting either side in the case is handed down and the necessary penalty is given. “Today Varney Jersey and many others are behind bars for the same crime of alleged rape. If the Honorable (Rep. Waylee) is guilty, he must bear the consequences of his action,” Keita said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Trackers held a 2-1 after the opening frame but were unable to hold on the rest of the way. Peace River put up four goals on the board in the second period and added another three goals in the third.Scoring for the Trackers were Kohlman Brinsky, Dustin Bahm, and Matthew Apsassin.Goaltender Tavis Viens was busy between the pipes as he had to make 36 saves in the defeat.- Advertisement -The squad will have their hands full this coming weekend as they’re on the road for three games on three days against Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, and Leduc.last_img

first_img0Shares0000Nasri played against Kompany during his brief stint at West Ham last season © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFBRUSSELS, Belgium, Jul 5 – French midfielder Samir Nasri will join up with former Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany after signing for Anderlecht, the Belgian side announced on Friday.The 32-year-old, who was a free agent after his contract with West Ham expired last week, has signed a one-year deal with the option of a second season. “I received a range of beautiful offers but finally with a great deal of conviction, I have chosen Anderlecht,” said Nasri in a statement on the club website.“I really want to help Vincent and the club realise their plans.”Nasri, who played 41 times for France between 2007 and 2013, is the first big-name signing for Kompany who ended his 10-year stay at Manchester City at the end of last season to take his first step into management.He spent six seasons alongside Kompany at City, winning two Premier League titles and the League Cup.Nasri also played for Marseille, Arsenal, Sevilla and Antalyaspor but only managed six games for West Ham last season as he struggled after an 18-month ban for doping.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgWe had a routine of playing basketball at the YMCA on Hadley every Friday night. We had no idea until we got there (three days after the quake) that at least one of walls had been brought down. That building, as were many others, was condemned for a while. Greg Leyva Tucson, Ariz If I’m not mistaken, it was 7:42 a.m. I was a sophomore in high school and had decided to take the day off and relax (right). Seems like, as soon as I turned off my alarm clock, I was awakened by the loudest continuous noise you can hear. I think I got from my bed to the doorway in one leap. As soon as I got there, my brother, who was in the shower, came out and joined me. I believe the shaking only lasted 12 seconds but during the quake, it may have been 12 hours. This was before everybody had cell phones so we couldn’t just call our relatives to check on everyone. We drove from one house in Montebello to another, then to my mother’s house in Whittier. What would normally be a half hour took twice as long. Everything along the way looked like when you would see pictures or video of a war zone. The two things that stand out the most is 1. People sleeping in sleeping bags/tents in their yards right after the quake. 2. The way Uptown Whittier looked following it. 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

first_imgFollowing their hugely successful collaboration on the song ‘GAA Jersey’, Goats Don’t Shave and hip hop outfit Phat Kiidz will be performing their hit song on tomorrow night’s Late Late Show.Since its first release the song which has been sending out a really positive message, has gone completely viral, notching up nearly one hundred thousand views on YouTube and media outlets all across the country taking note.Pictured is Alistair Hay (3rd from right), Emerald Guitars presenting an Emerald X20 Opus to Patsy Gallagher of Goats Don’t Shave ahead of the popular Donegal groups performance tomorrow night. The St Johnston company has worked with Goats Don’t Shave on a number of occasions now and on this big occasion for their band wanted to show their support. Also pictured are Emerald Guitars team members (from left) Shane Gallagher, Gavin Gallagher, Robbie Porter and Marcin Pijanowski.The Goats and the Phat Kiidz get kitted out for the Late Late Show! was last modified: September 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgJohn Terry and Juan Mata (background) can both expect good receptionsKick-off: 4pm, Sunday 7 February 2016Referee: Michael Oliver (Ashington, Northumberland)Match in a nutshell: Chelsea defend an eight-match unbeaten league run against a Manchester United side who haven’t beaten the Blues since October 2012.Five key battles: Including John Terry v Wayne preview: Hiddink can get the better of Van Gaal Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Radamel Falcao (thigh), Loic Remy (calf), Alexandre Pato (fitness).Fitness test: Pedro (groin).MANCHESTER UNITEDRuled out: Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee), Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Luke Shaw (broken leg), Ashley Young (groin), Antonio Valencia (foot).Fitness test: Phil Jones (ankle). Possible line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Cahill, Miazga, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Traore, Kenedy, Hazard.Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Carrick, Fellaini; Lingard, Mata, Martial; Rooney.Subs from: Romero, Varela, McNair, Jones, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Pereira, Depay. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: D W D D W (9 points)Home: D D D W L (6 points)Manchester United total: W L W D W (10 points)Away: W D L L D (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Costa 10; Oscar 8, Willian 8; Pedro 3, Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Cahill 2, Fabregas 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Ivanovic 1, Kenedy 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Matic 1, Terry 1, Traore 1.Manchester United: Rooney 14; Martial 9; Mata 6; Depay 5; Herrera 3, Lingard 3; Blind 2, Fellaini 2; Januzaj 1, Pereira 1, Schneiderlin 1, Schweinsteiger 1, Smalling 1.Last five meetings28 December 2015: Man Utd 0 Chelsea 018 April 2015: Chelsea 1 Man Utd 026 October 2014: Man Utd 1 Chelsea 119 January 2014: Chelsea 3 Man Utd 126 August 2013: Man Utd 0 Chelsea 0Chelsea 2 wins, Man Utd 0 wins, 3 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgWrestler and community youth worker Daryl “Nightmare” Naidu will feature in the next instalment of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, to be aired on Sunday 27 July at 9pm on SABC2. “I don’t know if it’s my intimidating looks or the good work I do but kids look up to me,” says Daryl “Nightmare” Naidu. (Image: Daryl Naidu)Brand South Africa+27 11 483 0122info@brandsouthafrica.comSulaiman PhilipHis legs are pillars, his technique textbook as he plants them to steady himself. He shifts his weight as he grabs his target by the shoulder and arm, rolls him along his own bulging arm, lifts him effortlessly and flings him easily over his shoulder. His hapless prey drops like deadweight. Looking up at the Nightmare – his opponent’s ring name – the fallen wrestler can only wonder how much more pain he will have to endure.Daryl ‘The Nightmare’ Naidu is the blueprint of a wrestler – a ball of aggression with ripped legs and toned arms – but he blows away every pigeonholed idea you may have. At almost two metres tall and as broad as heaven’s expanse, the first impression Naidu creates is one of explosive anger. His ringside antics give you only a cursory glance into the chaotic world of a man who has earned renown as a wrestler and, more importantly, as a community youth worker.The dropoutNaidu dropped out of high school, partied without considering the consequences, disregarded guidance from his parents and funded his drug habits with odd jobs when his parents eventually cut him off. “I wanted to be one of the cool kids, but they turned on me when I tried to reform myself. They resorted to violence when I stopped funding our drug habit.”Being a victim of this extreme form of bullying lit a spark and Naidu went from being the cool bad boy to rededicating himself to wrestling. Calm and meticulous when he speaks, he explains that bullying is the root of the problem facing kids in Chatsworth. “It’s a slippery slope from being bullied to becoming a bully to gangsterism, violence and substance abuse. By starting at the root it’s only a matter of time before we can dissolve the bigger problems by giving kids a solid foundation to build on.”Naidu has gone from being the rebel without a cause to a celebrated wrestler with legions of fans, with the obligatory nemesis. He is recognised on the streets of the Durban and applauded in the Chatsworth community. Wrestling started out as the means to his own salvation but it is the end that has allowed him a certain amount of celebrity, fame that he now uses to run an anti-bullying campaign in his drug-riddled poor community.“Being celebrated in Durban made me want to always walk that straight and narrow path. To live a positive, loving life and helping others. I was no saint growing up but I chose to love life over living a negative life.”Finding ambition in the wrestling ringThe wrestling ring has long been home for Naidu. He matured there and found a way to work past the mistakes he made in his own life. Those mistakes, he tells kids, made him want to do something to help kids he saw going down the path he managed to escape.“Wrestling gave me ambition; it occupied my mind, kept me busy. Once I started achieving goals and getting praise I felt better about myself and never looked back. I use wrestling, sport, to give kids direction. If I can change their lives, make them role models, together we can change the nation.”It’s not his intimidating demeanour that allows him to connect with the kids he helps. He welcomes anyone to his wrestling academy, based at the Chatsworth Youth Centre, and encourages kids to join him in volunteering at the other outreach projects at the centre. He is successful because he talks to kids in a language they understand. “Humour … humour … and making them laugh when I talk to them. Kids are looking for someone they can relate to and not some stern guy in a suit and tie.”Nightmare uses his own life experience to help kids understand that life can be bigger than the world they find themselves trapped in. He says it will not be easy to for them to change but that the rewards are worth the pain. “Substance abuse held me back from becoming who I was destined to be. Wrestling gave me the self-confidence to speak out, to stand up, to become a role model who gives back to the community.”It’s the most important lesson he feels he can teach kids who look to him for guidance. He warns kids that he changed his life because he had to, and he wants them to make the right choices before they are forced to. “I warn kids that they are in danger of becoming the people they surround themselves with. They need to surround themselves with people that celebrate you, not tolerate you, because you are the architect of you own destiny.” “I am a walking billboard for everything I believe in,” Daryl Nightmare Naidu. (Image: Daryl Naidu)A child of MandelaThat his message is heard in Chatsworth matters to him. To kids here he is a superhero and he is happy to use that status to make a difference in his world. It hurts, he says – letting his superhero mask slip and showing human emotion – that kids find it so easy to give up their dreams; that if he can change the course of his life then anyone can. “If they need help, I will be there for them to lean on.”When Naidu talks about wrestling he uses the vocabulary of addiction – dependent, enabled, intervention and rehabilitate – but it is his addiction to wrestling that has helped him beat his other demons. Nightmare says that stepping into the ring makes him feel like he just won the lottery or found money lying on the floor.He celebrates his new life with body art, among the many tattoos that cover his muscular frame are the words ‘Don’t be a bully. Be a star’ across his hands. “The portrait of Nelson Mandela on my calf shows that world that I am a child of Mandela, proudly South African and choosing to live my life in his spirit.”last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest NAFB Trade Talk 2015The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo visits with CME Group’s Tim Andriesen about the importance of educating youth about the business of agriculture with CME Group’s Commodity Carnival game.CME Tim Andriesenlast_img