Lyceum blanks EAC for share of 2nd in NCAA volleyball

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Despite the win, the Lady Pirates head coach Emil Lontoc was not at all satisfied with how his team played, citing his team’s inexperience in handling pressure-packed scenarios.“I think we should step up more because I can’t see the things we see in practice during our games,” said Lontoc who has four rookies in his lineup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are young“I can say that my players are still inexperienced.”Lyceum enjoyed a three-pronged attack from captain Cherilyn Sindayen, Pauline Orros, and Christine Miralles who all had 12 points while La Rainne Fabay added 10 points. Serena bundled out of Auckland Classic Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Jaylene Lumbo was the lone bright spot for the 0-6 Lady Generals as she finished with 11 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young Lyceum Lady Pirates. Photo by Bong LozadaLyceum marched on to the New Year with a convincing three-set victory over hapless Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20, in the NCAA Season 90 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at San Juan Arena.The Lady Pirates upped their record to 5-1, joining defending champion St. Benilde at second seed behind the unbeaten leader San Sebastian, which holds a 7-0 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View commentslast_img read more

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Intense schedule ahead in new first-class season

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): Players will face a much more intense Regional Four-Day Championship when the first-class tournament bowls off in October, as the 10 rounds of competition is set to be completed in just three months. The tournament is scheduled to get going on October 26 and wrap up January 21, with a nine-day break in November and a near three-week break for the Christmas holidays. Last season, the first-class campaign spanned five months, beginning mid-November and concluding mid-April, and included two breaks – a week in early December and 21/2 months to accommodate the Christmas holidays and the Regional Super 50. As a result, the tournament restarted March 10 and concluded April 18. Roland Holder, Cricket West Indies’ manager for cricket operations, said adjustments had to be made to the schedule because of the packed home itinerary. “We have tightened up the schedule, due to the heavy amount of cricket we have coming up, and it would also allow us to complete the [Regional four-day] ahead of the Regional Super 50 Tournament,” said Holder. “A Thursday start also gives fans the option of coming out to see the end of the matches over the weekend, rather than having to take Monday off, so this is being done with them in mind.” Three-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars will raise the curtain on the new season with a clash against Jamaica Scorpions in Georgetown, while Kensington Oval will host the perennial fiery rivalry between Barbados Pride and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes will do battle at the Grenada National Stadium in St George’s. Sri Lanka A’s tour of the Caribbean from October 11 to November 5 will coincide with the first-class season.last_img read more

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Seven by Seven

first_imgSeven figure that counts itself two timesA portion will be made in full measuresA morsel complete for the ease of mostA season granted for a proof of the leadA reap of the many fruits that bloomedSeven by SevenA count on my fingers in many sequencesA exercise in fulfillment of what was givenA thank prayer for life so happy and blessedA place in the sun firm on my own two feetA clap of joy to the great master of the allSeven by SevenA carnival of joy rendered to a King of KingsA shell borrowed for five scores to purple inA float up in the bronze skies to paint for allA garden petal dazzling in the morning raysA dusty shrub lodged by the forest streamsSeven by SevenA chant of the inner appreciation for breathA drill of praises which shall not be silencedAn exhibit to the deaf and mute I love JesusA youthful fountain in its prime flowing giftsA squat on the golden mark of half a centurySeven by SevenShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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As fury mounts among small miners

first_img… Trotman commits to continued engagementGovernment will continue to engage local miners, even as the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) has threatened mass protests unless a meeting with the President is granted.This commitment was made by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman during the National Executive Conference (NEC) at Vreed-en-Hoop on Saturday, as he sought to pacify the miners. Trotman was asked for Government’s response to the miners. He cited “miscommunication” as a possible cause for the dissent.“There have been a number of engagements, both with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Finance, with GRA. And I believe we will continue to engage.”“Obviously there is some amount of miscommunication. And this is not the imposition of taxes on miners; this issue has to do with the collection of taxes, in terms of Tributors Tax being deducted from wages and salaries, in the same way that public servants have their taxes deducted from their salary.”According to Trotman, some workers pay their fair share, while others do not, but are benefiting from the State’s facilities. He said this was the Finance Ministry’s way of ensuring compliance with more persons who previously did not pay. Trotman expressed hope that “maturity, good sense and patriotism” would prevail.Trotman also responded to claims that he did not respect miners. According to the Minister, this was not so, as is evident in his Administration’s support for the gold industry and its solid production figures.“So we’ll have arguments from the very small miners, who say that the GGDMA, the big miners, are not respecting them. We have large companies say that they deserve more. So what we’re saying is very good production, which means Government is providing the necessary atmosphere and playing field for good production.”On Friday, the GGDMA had a meeting at its headquarters on North Road, Georgetown. According to reports, the miners agreed that a letter would be published and also posted to President Granger, informing him of their concerns.Reports indicate that the miners settled on a two-week deadline for a response, failing which they would organise peaceful mass protests.It is reported that slowing down production as a form of protest was also suggested, though this was mooted in favour of their request for a meeting with President David Granger. Earlier this week, Granger left for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in The Dominican Republic.According to the new regulations, as announced by Government, certain goods and services will now attract Value Added Tax (VAT). In addition, the Tributors tax will be increased from 10 to 20 per cent, with a two per cent tax on gross earnings.In addition, miners will now be required to file Income Tax at the end of the year. These terms have been criticised by the GGDMA since they were announced.During the Budget 2017 debates in the National Assembly, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had warned that these adjustments to the mining industry will bring about uncertainties as miners will be subjected to greater tax.He had noted that this will not augur well for the gold industry and will create hardships for small miners.last_img read more

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Meetings 11/13

first_imgSherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. today in the library at Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 503-2399 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org. North Hills East Neighborhood Council (forming), 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at San Jose Street Elementary School, 14928 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Representatives from Providence Holy Cross Medical Center are scheduled to make a presentation. Call (818) 892-2414 or see www.mhnc.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way (use rear entrance), Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 27, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. Greater Valley Glen Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the faculty cafeteria at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Call (818) 772-4842 or see www.GVGC.us. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see www.westhillsnc.org. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see www.wvnlbnc.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411 or see www.stnc.org. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in room 1B at the Marvin Braude Community Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 787-2737. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pacoima Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at the Pacoima Youth and Family Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. Call (818) 590-4792. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Northridge East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Andasol Elementary School, 10126 Encino Ave., Northridge. Call (818) 772-9132. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room in Annex 1 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 655-5400 or see www.scnc.info. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. last_img read more

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Scottish FA fined £4000 over fans booing English anthem

first_imgThe Scottish FA has been fined £4000 by FIFA after fans booed the English national anthem in June’s World Cup qualifier at Hampden.It is the second time in less than a year the SFA has been punished by the game’s governing body.In November they were fined almost £16,000 for fans booing the national anthem and Scotland players displaying poppies at Wembley’s qualifier on Armistice Day.Scotland were held 2-2 at Hampden last month after two free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths were cancelled out by strikes from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Harry Kane.last_img

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Donegal children invited on a Summer Stars Reading Adventure

first_imgThe popular Summer Stars Reading Adventure is back in public libraries throughout Donegal this summer and all children are invited to join Binky and Zoink at their local library.Summer Stars is a free programme, open to all children in all local libraries in Donegal.Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle thinks that this is a great opportunity for parents to bring their children along to their local library.  “We have local libraries right around the county and the Summer Reading Stars Programme is a great free way to keep your children occupied during the summer months and keep their reading skills intact during the holidays”. Each child who registers for the programme at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer.Children will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend an awards event.Donna Cavanagh, Senior Librarian with Donegal County Council believes that this programme is a great way to make sure that there is no dip in your child’s reading over the summer months.“The summer reading programme is really beneficial to children as it keeps their brain active over the summer months and sparks a creative and imaginative flare that they wouldn’t have if they didn’t read,” says Donna. “We have been running summer reading programmes for over 15 years and we are delighted to see this programme being rolled out at a national level under the Summer Reading Stars brand”.“Evidence shows that summer reading loss can average two months reading achievement each year, which some children may never regain.  Libraries have an essential role in providing access to books and in designing activities that help children enjoy reading and develop their reading skills.Kids can visit www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars which includes lots of great activities, games, Talking Ebooks, stories, reading tips, book suggestions by age group and humorous interviews with children’s authors and other celebrities.You can also keep up to date with information on events at your local library in Donegal by checkingwww.donegallibrary.ie or by following Donegal County Library on Facebook and Twitter.Pop into your local library and sign up today for a summer reading adventure. Donegal children invited on a Summer Stars Reading Adventure was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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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Galason makes history, Rafters blow out Chinooks

first_imgFor the City TimesMEQUON – In a monumental night for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (22-13) on Aug. 10, Anthony Galason hit for the cycle as the Rafters blew out the Lakeshore Chinooks (16-19) 14-2, and the Rafters are now one win away from clinching a playoff spot.Galason opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and hit a triple in the third, scoring on an RBI single by Jake Dunham. In the fifth, Galason led off with a double and scored on an RBI single by Osvaldo Tovalin to make it 4-0 Rafters.The Rafters broke the game open with six runs in the seventh inning. Peter Matt, Noah Thigpen and Richie Schiekofer all contributed RBIs in the inning. Leading 10-2 in the ninth, Dunham, Tovalin and Thigpen all got their second RBIs to add four more runs to the lead.Anthony Galason got one last at-bat in the ninth, hitting a single to right field and becoming the first Rafter to ever hit for the cycle. With the win, Wisconsin Rapids can clinch a playoff spot with either a win over Lakeshore or a loss by Fond du Lac.Jack Sinclair had a quality start, throwing 6.2 innings and giving up just four hits to earn the win. Cody Turner went 2.1 shutout innings with two strikeouts in relief. Starter Aaron Winkler gets the loss with five innings of work.last_img read more

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German bathroom brand enters SA

first_img29 January 2009Hansgrohe, a leading international producer of kitchen and bathroom fixtures and showers, has announced its entry into the South African market through the acquisition of privately held local firm Personalised Bathrooms.Personalised Bathrooms was previously an independent market partner to Hansgrohe, and will now be managed as an independent distribution company trading as Hansgrohe South Africa, with its headquarters in Johannesburg.“In taking this step, we’re going to boost our market presence substantially in South Africa,” Hansgrohe CEO Siegfried Ganßlen said in a statement this week.Innovation and design leadersHansgrohe has selected Anthony Mederer, a former director at Personalised Bathrooms and son of company founder Heinz Mederer, to take over as the general manager of what will become Hansgrohe’s 29th subsidiary.“Hansgrohe is known throughout the industry across the globe as one of the innovation and design leaders, and is perceived in South Africa as the premium brand for top-quality fixtures and showers,” Ganßlen said.“We will invest in the South African market with the clear objective of recording disproportionately strong growth, to develop the number one import brand and to become the market leader.”Continuing partnershipHe said the long-term basis for this objective was to continue the partnership with the experienced Personalised Bathrooms team, with which the company’s market share in the country had grown considerably over the last 14 years.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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