Coach’s choking gesture fires up Pons in win over NU

first_imgLady Tamaraws head coach George Pascua responded by choking himself with one of the warmers that was draped on his bench.READ: FEU ends NU’s streak, gets share of second spotFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That could’ve been a crucial point for us,” said Pascua in Filpino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “It’s okay if we lost on kills, just not on service errors. So that was my reaction, and I didn’t even see it on TV.”Although Pascua didn’t see his antics on the replay monitor, Pons saw her mentor commit the gesture live. FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a gesture borne out of frustration, but Bernadeth Pons saw her head coach’s antics as fuel to lead Far Eastern University in a four set win over erstwhile unbeaten National University in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.FEU trailed NU 22-20 in the second set when Bernadeth Pons threw away a point with a service error and gave the Lady Tamaraws enough momentum to get the period, 27-25, and tie the sets at one apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Carlos, Molde relish scoring roles for Lady Maroons Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “I saw it because I was the one who committed the mistake,” said Pons laughing. “That was a crucial one because we were already in the 20s, and the service error really shifts the momentum. NU didn’t even give an effort to score, so when that happened I had the drive to get that point back.”Pons made up for her mistake as she  led the Lady Tamaraws to the 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20 triumph which put them at a 4-2 record and snapped the Lady Bulldogs’ five-game winning streak.FEU gained a share of the second spot with Ateneo and De La Salle while NU stayed in first place with a 5-1 card.Pons finished with a game-high 18 points, five more than NU star Jaja Santiago, and 11 excellent receptions.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Bo Perasol shares credit for Maroons’ rise: Everyone contributed to UP’s success

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s usually thrown around that sports unite people for a common goal.And for Bo Perasol, his team did just that when University of the Philippines upended Adamson University, 89-87, in its do-or-die match in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clippers extend home winning streak to 9 by beating Suns LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college And leading UP to the finals for the first time in 32 years was also of personal note for Perasol, who himself was a Fighting Maroon in 1989 until 1993.Perasol already owns the distinction of being UP’s most successful coach but he stressed that he wasn’t the school’s savior in the basketball landscape.“It’s not just me who spearheaded this program, there’s also the administration, the recruits, the players, the coaching staff,” said Perasol who took up UP’s head coaching position in 2016. “Everyone contributed to UP’s success.”ADVERTISEMENT Never in more than three decades that the Fighting Maroons advanced to the finals and never did a crowd of more than 20,000 people be predominantly maroon.“Before all of this happened, there were a lot of articles saying that this team united a fractured community and the burden these players had was just to make an impact to the community,” said Perasol Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPerasol added that he wants his players to entrench themselves in the UP identity that has produced countless lawyers, doctors, and public servants.“I want to give them a moment that could unite everyone in a way that all of us can be together regardless of our inkling in politics or wherever.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Opposition to write Caricom, OAS on political crisis

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has echoed plans to officially write the Caribbean Community (Caricom), the Commonwealth and the Organisation of American States (OAS) to inform them about the political situation in Guyana, as well as the impending constitutional crisis.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoSpeaking at his weekly press conference on Thursday, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary explained that the letter will basically inform these organisations as to the situation in the country but not to request any specific action.Jagdeo has already engaged Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque on the issue.The decision to alert these organisations comes one day after the meeting between President David Granger and Jagdeo which ended in stalemate without an election date being set.The Opposition has already engaged the diplomatic corps having met with representatives from the ABC countries – United States of America (USA); United Kingdom (UK), and Canada as well as the European Union (EU).“I’ve not asked for any role so far. It’s premature to talk about mediation but Caricom must see it fit the same way when we had a crisis in 1997, a crisis that they (the Opposition) caused by street protests, by a refusal to accept the results of elections although the margin was nearly 30,000 votes and they took the streets and they burnt buildings, etcetera. So that is the track record,” he said.Already, the EU’s local mission revealed it was keeping an eye on developments following the vote. The EU urged that democratic procedures and the rule of law be respected and upheld.The EU also called for free and fair elections to be held and for the Guyana Government to follow all requirements outlined in the Constitution following the December 21, 2018 no-confidence vote.Jagdeo has maintained his position that the Opposition will not extend the life of the Government, while demanding that elections be held on or before April 30.This decision comes at a time when Government has a few more days left before it becomes illegal or unconstitutional. The 90 days following the successful passage of the No-confidence Motion will be March 21.President Granger on the other hand has claimed that he cannot set a date for elections unless GECOM is ready, while claiming that he cannot interfere with the Commission’s work.He plans to meet with the Commission today to determine its readiness. But Jagdeo said he was disappointed that he was invited to a meeting to be told that, suggesting that the President could have written him about that.ControlledThe Opposition Leader reminded that President Granger unilaterally appointed a Chairman of his choice outside from the 18 names supplied by three lists to him. That person is retired Justice James Patterson.On this basis, he said GECOM is no longer an independent Commission, because “the President violated the delicate balance that should have been the chairperson.”“So, you have four persons who take instructions from APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) and if you look at the behaviour of the four persons they have blocked any attempt to even start preparations for elections,” referring to Patterson and the Government-appointed Commissioners which includes Vincent Alexander, Desmond Trotman and Charles Corbin.Jagdeo also feels that the country’s democracy now depends on readiness of GECOM. The Commission has been pushing for house-to-house registration. However, the Opposition has also maintained that his party will not support house-to-house registration because it could delay the elections for at least eight months.The PPP General Secretary has also suggested that in order to address fears of electoral fraud, Government should fund three polling agents from their representative parties to work at each polling station to ensure that only people who are eligible to vote do so.Asked whether he would explore legal options against GECOM, Jagdeo said it is something being considered but he doesn’t want to cause any more delays in the system. “The Government likes to use the court to delay although the Constitution is quite clear. You’ve seen how many excuses GECOM has made.”A high-level meeting between the Opposition Leader and the President ended in stalemate on Wednesday as the issue regarding the date for an election was not addressed, placing Guyana on the path of a major constitutional crisis.last_img read more

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RCMP bust grow operation just outside Prince George

first_imgRCMP in Prince George busted a large marijuana grow operation just south of the city, on Horrock Road on Oct 14.Police located 2,634 marijuan plants in differing stages of growth as well as 31 pounds of dried marijuana stored in separate bags, which was ready to be distributed on the street. The value of the seizure is estimated to be $500,000. The RCMP also recovered an ATV on the property that had been reported as stolen from Alberta.- Advertisement -Police arrested one male in the residence and are now on the lookout for the owner of the property. Charges for Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking have been forwarded to Crown Counsel. Police are also in consultation with the Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit which might lead to further charges.The RCMP is asking that anyone with information call the Prince George detachment at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

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‘He wants to be the BEST’ – Roberto Martinez hails Everton star on talkSPORT

first_imgRoberto Martinez is backing Romelu Lukaku to achieve his aim of becoming one of the best strikers in the world.The Everton hitman has developed into one of the most clinical strikers in English football since moving to Goodison Park from Chelsea.Lukaku, who spent a season on loan with the Merseyside club before his £28m permanent switch in 2014, took his tally for the Toffees to 61 goals in 117 games with a fine double against his old club on Saturday.Remarkably, he is still only 22 and Martinez says the powerful Belgian is only going to get better.“He came as a young man that had only played seven full 90 minutes and now he is developing every single month,” said the Everton boss, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He is a player that is getting stronger and better in different aspects of his game. The mentality is probably the big difference with Rom. He wants to be the best and he will never stop trying to help himself.“This season he has developed an important role in the side. He takes responsibility, he wants to help the team, and his goalscoring threat has always been a natural instinct. It is not something that he has to work on.“It is great when you see a player at the age of 20, 21 joining a group like ours and seeing him grow all the time. It is one of the most satisfying stories you are going to see – a young player coming into a football club after a big investment and flourishing and enjoying his football and becoming so clinical.”last_img read more

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Tips can help lower your cholesterol levels

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas – Nearly 76 million Americans are living with elevated LDL, known as “bad” cholesterol, which is a major risk for heart disease – the No. 1 killer in this country. High cholesterol is also linked to hardening of the arteries and can lead to stroke.Here’s what you need to know.The numbers:LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol): 190 milligrams/deciliter and above: Very high.HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol):The higher your HDL, the lower your risk of LDL building up and the lower your risk of heart disease.Less than 40 milligrams/deciliter: Major heart disease risk factor.60 milligrams/deciliter and higher: Gives some protection against heart disease.Total cholesterol:Less than 200 milligrams/deciliter: Desirable.200-239 milligrams/deciliter: Borderline high.240 milligrams/deciliter and higher: High.What is cholesterol?Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance produced in the liver and used by the body to make cell membranes, hormones, bile acids, vitamin D and other substances. Cholesterol is carried throughout the body in packages called lipoproteins, which have lipids (fat) on the inside and protein on the outside.The body makes all the cholesterol it needs but also takes in extra, mostly from fatty foods in the diet.Two kinds of lipoproteins carry cholesterol in the blood.Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) takes cholesterol to tissues throughout the body, including the arteries, where it can build up and impair circulation. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) helps return cholesterol from throughout the body back to the liver where it can be eliminatedWhat factors affect your cholesterol level?Heredity.Age and sex. Blood cholesterol begins to rise around age 20 and increases until about age 60 to 65. Before age 50, men’s total cholesterol levels tend to be higher than women’s. After menopause, women’s LDL levels rise faster and higher.Diet.Three nutrients make LDL levels rise: saturated fat, found mostly in foods that come from animals, especially red meat and full-fat dairy products; trans fat, found mostly in foods made with hydrogenated oils and fats, such as french fries and chips; and cholesterol, which comes from animal products, especially egg yolks, liver and other organ meats, shrimp and many dairy products.Weight.Excess weight tends to increase LDL.Physical activity.Regular exercise can increase HDL, or “good cholesterol.”How do you check your cholesterol levels?Have your doctor order a baseline blood test from a reputable lab. A new FDA-cleared analyzer, CardioChek, is now available for at-home testing of total cholesterol. The kits, which cost about $100, are available at Wal-MartZZTO, Target and other stores. Doctors recommend that you check with your physician and have a full baseline blood test before you start monitoring yourself.How do you reduce LDL cholesterol?The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says the safest, cheapest and best way to reduce high LDL cholesterol is through diet, physical activity and weight management. These changes can lower cholesterol by 20 percent to 30 percent. in many people.Dr. Stephen Devries, author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cholesterol”, (Warner Wellness, $14.99) and associate professor of cardiology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, recommends cutting back on unhealthful fats from fried foods, red meat and full-fat dairy products.Eating healthier fats, such as nuts, avocados, olive oil and cold-water fish.A 30-minute walk, most days.Plant stanols and sterols. He notes that “with 2 grams per day, you can expect a 10 to 20 percent reduction in LDL.” Plant stanols/sterols are found in plants including soybeans.Some foods, including some of the more healthful margarine spreads and a few fruit juices, such as Promise activ SuperShots, are fortified with plant sterols. Devries also recommends a pill form.For patients with more serious cholesterol problems, Devries says, red yeast rice is the most potent over-the-counter supplement to lower LDL cholesterol but should be taken only under a doctor’s supervision.What are the medication options?Prescription drugs that lower LDL cholesterol include statins (such as Lipitor, Crestor, Mevacor and Zocor); Zetia, which reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the digestive tract; WelChol, which binds cholesterol-rich bile in the digestive tract and prescription niacin, which raises HDL (good) cholesterol.Where can you learn more?National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chl and www.LDLHDL.info.Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe higher your LDL cholesterol, the greater your risk for heart disease.Less than 100 milligrams/deciliter: Optimal (ideal).100-129 milligrams/deciliter: Near optimal/above optimal.130-159 milligrams/deciliter: Borderline high.160-189 milligrams/deciliter: High.last_img read more

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GARDAI INVESTIGATE LASER ATTACK ON PLANE LANDING AT DONEGAL AIRPORT

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Gardai have launched a manhunt after a pilot was forced to abandon a landing in snow and then land after a laser was shone at his plane at Carrickfin Airport.The pilot was attempting to land the flight last night (SUN) in poor weather conditions when the terrifying incident happened.The pilot was left dazzled but managed to land the plane. The pilot had originally been forced to circle the area several times before making a successful landing.The incident has been reported to the Gardai who are carrying out a full investigation.Loganair chief operating officer Phil Preston confirmed to Donegal Daily that the incident took place during poor weather conditions.“Flight BE6976 was en route from Dublin, with 18 passengers and three crew on board, at the time of the incident around 20.20 on Sunday night. “The laser was observed by the flight crew as it approached Donegal, and they reported it to air traffic control, who passed on the information to the Garda.“The incident took place during a critical phase of flight when pilots are completing pre-landing checks and monitoring weather conditions, which were poor at the time with snow showers.“This was the second attempt at landing, and it was completed despite the laser targeting of the aircraft.”The spokesman for the Scottish airline said they have encountered such problems before and people have been brought before the courts.“We have had a number of such incidents in Scotland, and we always work closely with air traffic control and the police to pinpoint the source of the laser beams. “Successful prosecutions have been brought for a number of similar offences and we will support every effort to identify and prosecute offenders in this latest incident.”A spokesman for the Garda Press Office confirmed that Gardai at Bunbeg are carrying out an investigation.Nobody was injured during the incident.GARDAI INVESTIGATE LASER ATTACK ON PLANE LANDING AT DONEGAL AIRPORT was last modified: March 12th, 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:carrickfinDonegal AirportGardailaser attacklast_img read more

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FORMER SOLDIER REMANDED IN CUSTODY ON BOMB CHARGES

first_imgA former soldier has been further remanded in custody charged with planting a bomb under a car.Mark Cassidy appearing at a previous court sitting. Pic copyright of Northwest News pix.Mark Cassidy appeared by video-link to Letterkenny District Court this morning. Judge Conal Gibbons adjourned the case until June 22nd when it is expected a book of evidence will be served upon him.Cassidy, (30), from Ballyderowen, Burnfoot appeared before Letterkenny District Court last week where he was remanded.He faced two charges relating to an explosion under a vehicle parked outside a house in Manor View Park, Long Lane, Letterkenny on November 22, 2013.The blast caused damage to the car belonging to 60-year-old Alan Coyle.Garda Detective Sergeant Mick Galvin told Judge Paul Kelly that he arrested Cassidy at Letterkenny court house at 10.15am.He charged Cassidy with possession of explosives at Manorview Park, Letterkenny on November 22, 2013.He also charged him with possession of an improvised explosive device causing damage to No 22 Manorview Park and to a Mitsubishi Jeep and possessing the device in a way which was likely to endanger the lives of Alan Coyle, Geraldine Coyle and Katie Coyle.FORMER SOLDIER REMANDED IN CUSTODY ON BOMB CHARGES was last modified: May 25th, 2015 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

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JOE MCBREARTY TO HOST COACHING SESSION AT FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB

first_imgClub Notes:Coaching: Joe Mc Brearty will be in Tirconaill this Saturday from 2pm taking coaching session for all underage football  coaches. The session is open to everyone in the club and to coaches from other clubs. The club hosted a foundation football course at the weekend with three new coaches completing the course. Bord na nóg Membership: Shirley Doherty will be collecting membership again on Tuesday 16th of February from 8pm to 9pm .All underage players registered before February 17th will be put into a draw for a years membership .Indoor Coaching: This continues every Tuesday night in the AVS gym from 5.45pm to 6.45pm . Its open to boys aged 5and 6 years of age with it costing €2 per session.LGFA referee course: An LGFA refresher level 2 referee course will be held on Thursday 25th February 2016, for those that have completed level 1 and for those refereeing in ladies football or currently refereeing in the GAA – aged 17 and over. Time and venue to be confirmed – 3 hours duration .Contact Catherine Greene ,ladies secretary for booking /further details. Senior board   monthly meeting Monday 29th February at 8.30 pm in the abbey .All club members welcome .Awards night: The awards night will take place on Saturday the 20th of February  2016 in Dom’s Pier 1 . Tickets €25 each and are available through any club officer.Club Adult membership: €30.00 + €20.00 development levy for adult members is now due for 2016 season. Payable to senior Register Shirley Doherty 0873140486 or Paul Timoney Treasurer 0872791305 . Note to all senior men registration must be paid before yous go to play as yous are not insured to play or train.Club Lotto: Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Underage hurling: U10 & U12 hurling for 2016 is on every Friday at 6-7pm on the astro pitch in Tír Chonaill Park. The U10’s will have a number of indoor blitzes inFebruary. All new players welcome, hurl and helmet provided to new beginners. Club Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €4,500 in week 30 of the 2015/16 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on  Monday the 8th of February. The €25 winners in the lucky dip were Philomena Caldwell, Upper Main Street, Gabrail O’ Donnell, Birchill, Manus Brennan, Drumkegan,and Robert Duncan, Drumrooske. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 20 and 24, Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the 15th of February.Club Notes: Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email fourmasterspro@gmail.com before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included.Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comJOE MCBREARTY TO HOST COACHING SESSION AT FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB was last modified: February 9th, 2016 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:four mastersGAASportlast_img read more

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