Alvarez grateful for coach’s trust in career season for JRU

first_imgShola Alvarez’ tenure with Jose Rizal University came to an end on Friday when the Lady Heavy Bombers lost to defending champion Arellano, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17, in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Cariño vows to lead Perpetual to higher grounds after Final Four exit LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award And JRU’s rise to the top four in Season 93 wasn’t a walk in the park, as it had to break free from College of St. Benilde and San Sebastian, both with 5-3 records, for the last spot in the semifinals.JRU finished the season with a 6-4 record, a full game ahead of the Lady Stags and Lady Blazers.Tioseco said that even though JRU wasn’t able to snatch the title, JRU’s administration was still proud with what the Lady Heavy Bombers accomplished.“The president [Vicente K. Fabella] was very proud of the team,” said Tioseco. “I hope we can build on this.”“Basically our goal was to make the Final Four, and we made it,” added Tioseco. “We just lacked the experience, we were very nervous to start but overall it was a good season.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Her exit may have been unceremonious, but Alvarez had left an imprint on JRU that will become a goal for the future Lady Heavy Bombers.Alvarez was the undisputed face of the team throughout her stay and it was in her captaincy when JRU advance to its first and only Final Four stint.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“I didn’t expect that coach [Mia Tioseco] would give me this much trust,” said Alvarez in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “For me, I only did my job as the captain. I only did my part in helping the team but I never expected this much trust from her.”For the two years prior to Season 93, JRU never made it to the top four with a sixth-seeded 4-5 finish in Season 91 and a seventh-seeded 3-6 finish in Season 92. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

La Grange man ordered to stay away from neighbour’s farm

first_imgRabindra Singh, who was accused of invading his neighbour’s farm at Lot 13 Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara, was ordered by the court to stay away.Singh, who claimed that he could not have afforded the $7000 bail on which he was released, was granted self-bail by Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool late last week.The Magistrate ordered that Singh must stay 50 feet away from Isaac Bhagwandin’s farm or his bail would be revoked. The case will continue on March 25, 2018.last_img

Aswani double dims Posta’s title hopes

first_imgPosta Rangers, third with 35 points had hoped to pick three points and narrow the gap between them and leaders Gor Mahia, but the loss more or less leaves them way off the pace.Nakumatt up their bid for a top eight finish at the end of the season with the vital win coming off a run of three winless matches lifting them a spot up to 10th.Both sides had equal chances in the opening half, but Posta should have created more with the huge number of set pieces they won on either flank of the pitch.It was Nakumatt who had the opening chances of the game, both falling on Tanzanian midfielder David Naftali. In the 11th minute, the midfielder dribbled his way to the edge of the Posta box and unleashed a vicious shot which went straight to Patrick Matasi.Two minutes later, Naftali had an even better chance, sneaking in between the Posta backline to head in from a Peter Nzuki freekick from the right but the effort went inches over the bar.Posta’s first chance came in the 19th minute and it was one of the best of the half when Gaerson Likonoh sneaked in behind the defense to connect to a Simon Mbugua cross, but his bouncing header six yards off the target went over.Posta Rangers defender Jockins Atudo attempts to get away from Nakumatt’s Donald Mosoti during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on September 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOmollo’s men had been slowly growing into the game but were undone by some suspect passing and ball control. In the 21st minute, Jerry Santo tried his luck from distance, unleashing a shot that was well saved by the Nakumatt keeper.The mailmen continued controlling the game, winning set pieces especially off the left wing with Nicholas Mejja guilty of giving away many freekicks. However, Posta who have been known as a team dangerous on dead balls failed to create danger.Seven minutes from half time, some good build up by Nakumatt on the left saw John Njoroge break into the box with the left back’s thunderous shot coming off the upright with Matasi left rooted to his spot.Aswani showed glimpses of what was to be expected from him, getting two quick chances in the 59th and 61st minutes. First, his header from an Oyoo cross went wide at the near post while the second chance two minutes later also off an Oyoo cross was wide with a diving header.In the 65th minute, Joseph Mbugi had a well taken effort with a freekick from the right but was turned behind for a corner, while on the other end, Matasi pulled a decent block to deny Akenga with a close range shot.Nakumatt then made their second half impression count within a space of two minutes. Aswani slapped the ball past Matasi inside the box after picking a decent cut back from Oyoo who had drove in on the left after stealing the ball off Geoffrey Kataka.In Sublime fashion, Aswani completed his brace with a sublime volley inside the box, connecting the ball from a Clinton Kisiavuki cross completely unmarked inside the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kepha Aswani celebrates his brace against Posta Rangers with teammate Kevin Omondi at the Ruaraka Complex on September 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9- Kepha Aswani stepped off the bench to score two goals in two minutes as Nakumatt FC beat Posta Rangers 2-0 at the Ruaraka Complex on Saturday afternoon to extinguish the mailmen’s minute title hopes.Deadlocked at 0-0 at halftime, Aswani came on at the start of the second half replacing Kevin Thairu, and he proved his worth with two goals in the 71st and 73rd minutes, not only giving his side maximum points but taking his season tally of goals to 10.last_img read more

JUDGE TELLS MAN TO ‘START SAVING’ AFTER CANNABIS FIND

first_imgA young Letterkenny man has been told to “start saving” by a judge after he was caught with €825 worth of cannabis.Christopher Rogers was caught with the drug at 22 Ashfield, Letterkenny on February 11th, 2011.However Rogers claimed he was merely supplying the drug to friends and was not making any profit on it. Gardai told Letterkenny District Court that Rogers had access to people with the drugs which his friends did not have.The defendant’s solicitor told the court that his client had ben an ordinary young man until he developed a muscular complaint which prevented his from taking part in sport.He the turned to using cannabis and mixing with the wrong crowd.Gardai told the court that they believed Rogers would not come before them again and that he had learned a hard lessonThey added that they believed it was a ‘one time occurrence.’However Judge Paul Kelly said he would be first interested in hearing a probation report on Mr RogersThe court heard that Rogers was working in the UK but that he would return for trial on October 15th.JUDGE TELLS MAN TO ‘START SAVING’ AFTER CANNABIS FIND was last modified: July 17th, 2012 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:cannabisChristopher Rogersletterkennylast_img read more

DONEGAL CAMPAIGN GROUPS TO JOIN PROTESTS AT EU FINANCE MINISTERS MEETING

first_imgAs EU Ministers for Finance meet in Dublin Castle on Sat 13th of April, the Campaign against Home and Water Taxes Dun na nGall and Donegal Action Against Austerity say they will be joining campaign groups from accross the state to march on Dublin Castle to protest against the property tax.They say this National Protest is an opportunity for “the hundreds of thousands” who are opposed to this tax to come together to show their opposition.“It is important that Donegal is well represented on the day,” said Joe Murphy from DAAA. “It is also vital that people in Donegal consider the following recommendations for knocking the Government’s plans for a property tax back.1. Ignore the Property Tax and Deadlines-A Boycott will help obstruct and undermine this tax.2. Maximise political pressure on your local Government T.D.s in order to break them from supporting the tax.3. Get involved in the Campaign by doing what you can,everyone has a part to play. 4. Build a generalised mood of opposition which makes the boycott of the work of collecting this tax or,industrial action in response to deductions a prospect.5. Begin a discussion on the idea of standing Anti Property Tax and Anti Austerity candidates in the 2014 Local Elections,this would create pressure that sitting politicians could not ignore.He added: “We appeal to people to people in Donegal who have concerns about the Property Tax to join us and thousands of others on April 13th.This struggle requires more people becoming active in the campaign.For more information on transport to Dublin etc contact -0863122784 or0877097855.” DONEGAL CAMPAIGN GROUPS TO JOIN PROTESTS AT EU FINANCE MINISTERS MEETING was last modified: April 1st, 2013 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:DONEGAL CAMPAIGN GROUPS TO JOIN PROTESTS AT EU FINANCE MINISTERS MEETINGlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – ANOTHER ‘KNOCKOUT’ WEEKEND AT DONEGAL’S NO.1 NIGHTCLUB VOODOO VENUE

first_imgBoxing star Jason Quigley took time off from his hectic schedule in LA, by unwinding at Voodoo Venue over the weekend.Quigley won his second professional fight over the stubborn Mexican Fernando Najera last weekend.Quigley returned home midweek for a short break, before he heads back to LA in preparation for his next fight. It was another fantastic weekend at Voodoo Venue as the crowds flocked in the Donegal’s No.1 nightspot on Friday and Saturday night.Every week Donegal Daily and Voodoo Venue give one lucky reveller pictured out and about at the weekend the chance to avail of free entry for FOUR and a free bottle of champagne on arrival.If your face is circled above, then contact Voodoo on Facebook to claim your prize.  PICTURE SPECIAL – ANOTHER ‘KNOCKOUT’ WEEKEND AT DONEGAL’S NO.1 NIGHTCLUB VOODOO VENUE was last modified: August 24th, 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresJason Quigleynewspicture specialVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

Superintendent gets pay hike, extra stipend

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The board voted at Tuesday’s meeting to approve the pay raise. Gocke’s current contract runs through November 2006. The business services assistant superintendent position was vacant from October 2001 until September 2004, when a person began training for the job, but that person left this summer to take a job with another district. Gocke was a longtime administrator with the district when he was hired as superintendent in 1995, replacing David Alvarez, who left to take a job with the Chino Unified School District. Gocke joined the district in 1977 as a teacher after seven years as a teacher in the Simi Valley Unified School District. He served as a resource specialist teacher at Monte Vista School and implemented the first Antelope Valley class for severely emotionally disturbed students at El Dorado School. He then served two years as assistant principal at Park View Intermediate School. In 1980, Gocke became director of pupil personnel services, and in 1991 was named assistant superintendent of business services. LANCASTER – Lancaster School District trustees have given Superintendent Steve Gocke a 2.7 percent pay hike, raising his annual base salary to $152,000. The pay increase follows an 8 percent raise in January 2004 for Gocke, who has been the top administrator for Lancaster schools since 1995. “We gave him a small increase. We lost our business person and he’s doing double duty,” board president Keith Giles said. “It’s because of the extra duties that he’s doing, and he’s been doing a good job, I think.” Gocke also will receive a $500-a-month stipend for performing the duties of the assistant superintendent of business services, bringing his total annual compensation to $158,000. Gocke earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University of Los Angeles and obtained a teaching credential from California Lutheran College (now University) in Thousand Oaks. His post-graduate work in administration and educational psychology was completed with a master’s degree from California State University, Northridge. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from William Lyons University. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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

Curious teen hustled home to Florida from Iraq

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “This young American is now on his way back home to his family in the United States,” Hermann said. Hassan spoke to The Associated Press early Friday, several hours before the embassy announcement, and he was still under the impression that he would be following his personal travel itinerary, which had him leaving the country by himself on Sunday. He hadn’t even been aware that the story of his perilous travels was published around the world – or that his mother was being interviewed on television. “I don’t have any Internet access here in the Green Zone, so I have no idea what’s going on,” he said. A military officer accompanying him, who did not identify himself, said it was his task to get Hassan “safe and sound to the United States.” The embassy refused to release any further details about his travel, and it was not known when he would arrive home in Florida. Hassan has three older siblings who are all enrolled at universities. A brother, 23-year-old Hayder Hassan, called the trip “absolutely mind-boggling.” “I just want him back,” he said. Farris Hassan, who attends Pine Crest School, an academy of about 700 students in Fort Lauderdale, left the United States on Dec. 11 and traveled to Kuwait, where he thought he could take a taxi into Baghdad and witness the Dec. 15 parliamentary elections. A strong history student, Hassan had recently studied immersion journalism – a writer who lives the life of his subject – and wanted to understand better what Iraqis are living through. “I thought I’d go the extra mile for that, or rather, a few thousand miles,” he told AP in an interview earlier this week. The teenager was able to secure an entry visa because both of his parents were born in Iraq, though they’ve been in the United States for more than three decades. Skipping a week of school, he only told two of his school friends he planned to leave the country. He didn’t tell his parents until he arrived in Kuwait. “He is very idealistic. He has many convictions. He is very pro-democracy, very compassionate, always helping out others. He’s very driven,” his mother said. “Those are more characteristics of Farris than adventurous. This is the first adventure he’s been on.” He took his U.S. passport along with $1,800 in cash. He said the money came from a sum of $10,000 his mother had given him after he gave her some stock tips that earned a 25 percent return. From Kuwait, a taxi dropped him in the desert at the Iraq border, but he could not cross there because of tightened security ahead of the elections. He went to Beirut, Lebanon, to stay with family friends, and flew from there to Baghdad on Christmas Day. After his second night in Baghdad, he contacted the AP and said he had come to do research and humanitarian work. The AP called the U.S. Embassy, which sent U.S. soldiers to pick him up. State Department officials then notified his parents. The mother, Atiya, said she has a 60-year-old brother in Iraq, but that she had refused when her son recently pestered her for his phone number. She said she offered to take her son to Iraq later, when tensions eased. “I thought that would be sufficient for him, but he took it upon himself to do this adventure. He has a lot of confidence, but I never thought he would be able to pull this together,” she said. Hassan does not speak Arabic and has no experience in war zones, but he wanted to find out what life was like there. Atiya said her son is studious, works on the school newspaper and is on the debate team. He is a member of a Republican Party club at school and spends his time reading rather than socializing, his mother said. When school officials learned of Hassan’s trip, they threatened to expel him, but Atiya and Hassan’s father, Redha Hassan, a physician, persuaded officials to allow him to remain, she said. It was not immediately clear why they wanted to expel him. Julie Schiedegger, who teaches English at Pine Crest, said Friday that she learned Hassan was headed to Iraq about two weeks ago when she overheard some students talking about it. “He is very bright, friendly, respectful, just a good kid,” she said. Michael Buckwald, a 17-year-old classmate, said Hassan immerses himself in subjects that he likes and was opinionated in class. “He always struck me as a very intellectual person. He’s very outspoken at the same time,” Buckwald said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – A 16-year-old from Florida who traveled to one of the world’s most dangerous places without telling his parents left Baghdad on Friday to begin his journey home, the U.S. Embassy said, drawing to a close an adventure that could have cost him his life. The mother of Farris Hassan, the prep school junior whom U.S. officials took custody of in Baghdad this week, said she was “grateful” he was headed back. Shatha Atiya said she already knew what her first words would be to her son. “`Thank God you’re alive,’ then I’ll collapse for a few hours and then sit down and have a long discussion about his consequences,” she said in Fort Lauderdale. Consul General Richard B. Hermann said Friday that Hassan “safely departed Baghdad.” He reiterated warnings by the State Department and embassy against traveling to Iraq. Forty American citizens have been kidnapped since the war started in March 2003, of whom 10 have been killed, a U.S. official said. About 15 remain missing. last_img

Softball’s Season Ends in 2019 NCAA Tournament with Loss to Georgia

first_img Photo Gallery Georgia had runners on first and second with one out when the game was delayed for lightning Saturday night. Game officials later suspended the game with inclement weather heading towards Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. On Sunday, officials determined it was too cold and field unsafe so the game was pushed to Monday morning. Print Friendly Version PDF Box Score Drake (43-16) and Georgia (42-18) endured a nearly 36-hour weather delay after play was suspended Saturday night due to inclement weather and Sunday was too cold and the field conditions unsafe so the suspended game was pushed until Monday morning. Full Schedule Roster After getting just one base runner on in the bottom of the fifth, Drake’s bats came alive in the bottom of the seventh. Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa), who had an outstanding NCAA Tournament, led off with a sharp single up the middle. Roemmich reached on a fielder’s choice and moved to second on a throwing error by the shortstop. After Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) popped out, Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) followed with an opposite field single to left. On the first pitch, Pena hit a double to right center field that scored Roemmich and Johnson and kept the game going. Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) was up next but struck out looking to end Drake’s season in the NCAA Tournament. MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 25 Drake University softball team lost to No. 14 Georgia, 7-4, Monday, May 20 morning in an elimination game in the Minneapolis Regional in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Timmons took the loss as her record dropped to 14-9. She pitched 3.1 innings and allowed four earned runs on three hits with one strikeout and four walks. In her final appearance as a Bulldog, Newman tossed 3.2 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. On Saturday, Georgia struck first with a two-run, first-inning home run by Alysen Febrey off Bulldogs’ starter Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa). Drake though answered right back in the bottom of the first as Newman and Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) hit back-to-back RBI singles that tied the game at 2-2. Johnson was thrown out on a close play at the plate on Newman’s hit but Maddox followed with her hit. Story Links Play resumed Monday with Georgia at bat in the top of the fifth inning with runners on first and second with one out and up 4-2. Both runners attempted to steal and the umpires awarded bases after obstruction was called on Drake’s third baseman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.). Georgia capitalized with a sacrifice fly and an error on Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) at shortstop, adding two more runs to increase its lead to 6-2. Later, Alyssa DiCarlo hit a leadoff home run in the sixth inning for Georgia’s final run that made the score 7-2. Timmons allowed another Georgia run in the third inning but Drake’s defense helped limit the damage by getting a clutch double play to end the frame. Frank led off the Bulldogs’ at-bat in the third with a walk, but was doubled off on a popout to second by Pena. Newman followed with a walk and Maddox hit a single, but Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) struck out to end the scoring threat. Georgia added another run in the fourth on a bloop single to center field off Newman, who entered the circle for Timmons with runners on first and second with one out. The blooper came after a fly out to center field moved the runner from second to third. After a steal and walk, Newman struck out the batter with the bases loaded to end the inning.last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Rockets, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

first_imgGet live news and analysis Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. when the sputtering Warriors take on the Rockets in a Western Conference showdown in Houston.The Warriors (45-21) will be operating without star forward Kevin Durant, who’ll sit out Wednesday after rolling his ankle during Sunday’s 115-111 loss to the Suns. That will obviously make things tougher as Golden State looks to avoid a four-game series sweep at the hands of the Rockets.Houston (42-25) has won nine straight games and, with a …last_img read more