Racraquin return pumps life into San Beda’s PVL bid

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I saw that I was able to help them in getting the win today.”Racraquin, who had five points in her previous game against Far Eastern University, put up 18 points against San Sebastian as the Lady Red Spikers snapped their skid and bagged their first win.The win not only pushed the Lady Red Spikers to a share of the fifth spot in the standings, it also gave them a psychological advantage over the Lady Stags come the NCAA tournament.“We already have one win over them because we won in today’s game so when the NCAA tournament comes they will think ‘San Beda again,’” said Racraquin. “That’s the thought we want them to have.”ADVERTISEMENT Racraquin was absent for two of the Red Lions’ last three losses because of a couple injuries on her left leg.The missed opportunity to help her team lit the fire under Racraquin as she led San Beda to a dominant victory against San Sebastian 25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: PVL: San Beda ends winless run, beats San Sebastian “This win is very important for me because for the past games I can see that the team didn’t have a leader and I’m hurt because I’m their leader,” said Racraquin in Filipino. “So when I played today, my focus was to lead the team so we can play as one.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PVL: UST earns semis spot with fifth straight win View comments San Beda captain Cesca Racraquin had to watch her team falter in two straight outings in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Australian Scholarship Beneficiaries Launch Alumni Association

first_imgA group of Liberians who benefitted from bilateral scholarship between the Liberian and Australian Governments have organized and launched an alumni association.This they said is to extend gratitude and appreciation for affording them the opportunity to pursue studies in Australia.The scholarships were awarded as a part of the Liberia and Australia bilateral agreements.The launch ceremony at the Mamba Point Hotel was held on Friday, May 16, and brought together students, who benefited from the scholarship scheme between both nations.Ms. Teta Lincoln, Australian Alumni Ambassador for Liberia, said the Association was organized to bring together all beneficiaries to help other young people.Ms. Lincoln said the beneficiaries were students of different universities.She further said since the establishment of the organization on April 2013, the organization has remained committed to supporting higher education.“Since our establishment, there have been challenges. But with all of that, we have remained true to ourselves by contributing to society.”This organization is a conglomeration of young professionals who benefited from the Australian Awards several years ago”“Shortly after we returned home, the Australian Government suggested that we bring everybody together so that we can work together. We are also expecting another set of graduates in June.”“All I want is that we members be a help and a stepping stone to others who have the dream and passion of seeking higher education, the best possible way we can,” she said.With a total of 100 memberships, Ms. Lincoln said the organization has been able to hold at least seven successful meetings that created the constitution and an interim body.She clarified that the scholarships were divided into two groups, where some students stayed in Australia for 6 weeks while others stayed about 3-4 years.Also speaking at the launch ceremony, Asst. Minister for Preventive Health Services, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Min. Tolbert Nyenswah urged all members of the association to be ready and face the society.He also called on the members to create an enabling circumstance to help other Liberian students, who have not had such opportunities.“Even though it is true that education institutions need capacity building, I must say to you all that your contribution is cardinal to economic growth because you will work in different areas and sectors.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nursery owner donates lots of green to beautify Pico Rivera

first_img Officials said the greenery will help the city look its best during the upcoming Community Pride Day, which is slated for April 14. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA — City parks and recreation coordinator Efrain Lee was looking for donations of plants, trees and other greenery for an upcoming citywide beautification project. Pico Rivera resident Julian Damas, meanwhile, was trying to donate some of the inventory from his Bellflower nursery, which he is closing down. “I had the intention to donate, but I didnt know somebody to contact,” said Damas, 66. “Then I thought, this is the perfect person.” On Monday, Damas and Lee met, and Damas donated several truckloads of trees, shrubs and other plants to the city. In all, he presented Pico Rivera with more than $13,000 in tecomaria, cupania, eugenia and oleander plants and trees.last_img read more

Coutinho wouldn’t regret Barca move -Paulinho

first_imgThe 29-year-old has now revealed that he wants to see long-time Barcelona target Coutinho to take the plunge and join him at Camp Nou.“I advise him (Coutinho) to be calm, to leave anxiety on the side. I also went through that moment when I was in China,” Paulinho told Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo.“Keep calm and get it right. You have to think about the decision you are going to make.“What I think is that if (Coutinho) has the opportunity to come here, he won’t regret it.“He has a way of playing that everyone appreciates, both in Liverpool and Brazil. He is a very fast player, very agile, with a unique technique, which gives many options for those who play in the center of the field.“He provides many pass options and also looks for free spaces to place the ball and go to goal. His high quality and technique are the factors that makes the difference.”He added: “Now, I just have to encourage him (to leave Liverpool) so the transfer can happen.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Philippe Coutinho bagged his fifth goal of the season in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over SouthamptonLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Brazil midfielder Paulinho has encouraged his compatriot Philippe Coutinho to make the move and leave Liverpool in order to sign for Barcelona.Paulinho joined Barca from Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande in August and has been relishing his football with the Catalans, scoring six goals in 16 La Liga appearances this season.last_img read more

Neymar out for ‘six to eight weeks’

first_imgThat was after PSG coach Unai Emery claimed earlier that “no decision” had been taken on whether Neymar would require surgery and that there remained a “small chance” of getting the world’s most expensive player back in time to face Real next Tuesday, March 6.Tests confirmed that Neymar suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted ankle late in PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.He appeared to be in tears as he was stretchered off the field at the Parc des Princes, immediately raising fears that the 26-year-old could miss the Champions League last 16, second leg against Madrid.PSG lost 3-1 in the first leg in Spain two weeks ago and are in danger of being knocked out of the competition in the last 16 for the second season running.Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte had claimed Neymar would undergo surgery, and that the former Barcelona player would be sidelined until May.If his father’s estimate is correct, Neymar would not return before the semi-final stage of the Champions League in late April.On the possibility of rushing Neymar back for the Real second leg, experts say that PSG would be taking a huge risk, possibly even jeopardising Neymar’s participation at the World Cup in Russia in June and July.“It would be very risky as it’s a fragile bone in the foot which is difficult to protect,” Jean-Marcel Ferret, a former doctor with the French national team, told AFP.“(Playing against Real) could compromise the rest of his season.”In the meantime, PSG are preparing to do without Neymar for Wednesday’s French Cup quarter-final at home to Marseille, the second meeting of the clubs in four days.Argentine star Angel di Maria should replace the Brazilian at the Parc des Princes, with PSG hoping to stay on course to win the French Cup for the fourth season running.Neymar has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for PSG since his 222 million-euro ($264 million) move from Barcelona last August.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PSG played the last 10 minutes a man down as they had made all their permitted changes before Neymar went offPARIS, France, Feb 28 – Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of getting Neymar back for their crunch Champions League clash against Real Madrid next week look to be over after the Brazilian’s father claimed the player would be out for “at least six weeks”.Speaking to ESPN in Brazil on Tuesday, Neymar Senior said: “PSG know that they will not be able to count on Neymar for the upcoming matches: his treatment will last six to eight weeks, whether there is an operation or not.”last_img read more

Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon

first_img0Shares0000New deal? Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea signs autographs for fans in Perth © AFP / TONY ASHBYPERTH, Australia, Jul 16 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he was optimistic that goalkeeper David De Gea would sign a new deal to remain at Old Trafford as Manchester United prepared to face old rivals Leeds in Perth.United’s pre-season tour of Australia has been overshadowed speculation over the futures of several stars, including De Gea who is in the last year of his contract and has been linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain. The Spaniard is reportedly close to signing a new five-year deal with United worth in excess of £350,000 a week that would make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world.De Gea was rested from United’s pre-season opener against Perth Glory on Saturday but will line up against Leeds on Wednesday to wrap up the Red Devils’ 10-day visit to the Western Australia city.“He’ll play and hopefully we can agree (on a new deal) with David, as I’ve said a few times,” Solskjaer told reporters.“That’ll be up to David to announce when that happens, if and when.”The United boss refused to be drawn on whether Leicester City and England centreback Harry Maguire was on his way to Old Trafford.“There’s been loads of speculation but I can’t really say anything,” Solskjaer said.“There’s a limit of players and whoever performs will be part of the team and whoever doesn’t they will have to fight to get back in.”After an unconvincing 2-0 victory over a depleted Perth, United will be hoping for a better performance against one-time bitter enemy Leeds.The rivalry has simmered since Leeds’ relegation from the English Premier League in 2004 but hostilities between the passionate fan bases are still evident with extra security measures being put in place by organisers at Perth Stadium.Solskjaer said United were excited to renew the rivalry. “Of course you want to have games against the biggest clubs,” he said. “It’s a great occasion for both sets of supporters and the players because there were great games (in the past).”Romelu Lukaku, who is reportedly looking to secure a move to Inter Milan, is set to play his first pre-season match against Leeds after recovering from a “niggle”. However, Luke Shaw is likely to miss out after suffering a hamstring injury in the match against Perth.United will have further pre-season games against Inter Milan in Singapore on July 20 and Tottenham in Shanghai on July 25, while Leeds will head to Sydney to face Western Sydney Wanderers.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

This happened after Klopp reportedly issued come and get me plea to Liverpool

first_img Jurgen Klopp is reportedly willing to cut short his sabbatical for the right Premier League job 1 Despite the statements from Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp continues to be linked with the club.The Reds have denied they have contacted the German about replacing manager Brendan Rodgers. However, according to Sky Sports, Klopp, who left Borussia Dortmund to take a year out at the end of last season, is said to be willing to cut short his sabbatical if the right Premier League job became available.LIVERPOOL HAVE DECIDED TO REPLACE BRENDAN RODGERS, TALKSPORT TOLDThis was a selection of the reaction online to the news.last_img read more

Donegal lads aiming for European Snooker Championships

first_imgSean Devenney and Ronan Whyte are traveling to Carlow this weekend to compete in the first of the U18 and U21 qualifiers for the European championship.The two are junior members of the Northwest Snooker Club and are hoping to qualify for the European Championships which take place in Cyprus this coming March.There will be three events with the winners of each automatically going to the championship, and they will be joined by the highest ranked player from the ranking list as well.Everyone at the club wishes them the best of luck.Donegal lads aiming for European Snooker Championships was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPSnorth west snookerlast_img read more


first_imgGardai believe a gang of traveling criminals carried out up to eight burglaries in a Donegal town in just four hours.The gang of four robbed a number of houses by using distraction techniques.The gang struck first around midday on Monday last in Raphoe before targeting others homes in Convoy and Drumkeen. The gang escaped with a range of valuables including jewellery, cash and laptop computers.The gang also tried to rob a milkman of his takings in a smash and grab robbery on his van but he had his money with him.Some of the gang members distracted house-owners at the front of the property as other members entered around the rear.Garda Supt Vincent O’Brien said they believe they know the identity of the gang concerned. He said they have received invaluable assistance from the public and from the PSNI across the border.“We believe this is a gang of traveling criminals who operate in a hit and run fashion.“They enter a town and carry out as many raids as they can before leaving again,” he said.Gardai say they are looking for CCTV footage from business owners which may include a blue of green coloured Mazda 6 car which Gardai believe the gang used.Supt O’Brien said he believed the gang have been working along the border and previously struck before Christmas. The senior Letterkenny-based Garda said he did not think the spate of burglaries was connected to the robbery and assault of 96 year old pensioner Greta Lilly in Buncrana last weekend.The Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Frank McBrearty, who lives in Raphoe, said Minister for Justice Alan Shatter needs to man border crossings again.“At present gangs can simply come and go across the border at will and they are not accountable to anybody.“That was not the way in the days when there was a border there. “We need a Garda or an army presence along the border to prevent this type of crime from happening in the first place,” he said.TRAVELING CRIMINALS BEHIND SPATE OF BURGLARIES – GARDAI was last modified: January 9th, 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)last_img read more

Paradou AC vs KCCA FC: Kasasiros out to snap poor away record with spot in group stages on the line

first_img Tags: CAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederations CupKCCA FCMike Mutebimorley byekwasoParadou AC KCCA FC and Paradou AC drew in the first leg last Sunday. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)CAF Confederation Cup-Playoff RoundParadou AC vs KCCA FC (Agg: 0-0)Stade du 5 Juliet 1962, AlgiersSunday, 03-11-2019 @10:45pmKCCA FC will be hoping to secure qualification to the CAF Confederations Cup group stages on Sunday when they take on Paradou in the second leg of their play off qualifier at the Stade du 5 Juliet 1962 in Algiers.The Kasasiros failed to take care of the Algerian side in the first leg played last Sunday at Lugogo as they were held to a 0-0 draw.It was a disappointing result for Mike Mutebi’s side who are usual strong at home.On Sunday, they will have to forget all that as they bid to reach the group stages of the competition for the second time in their history.The first came in 2017 when the overcame Egyptian side Al Masry on penalties at this stage after a 1-1 draw in two legs.To get here, the Kasasiros were dumped out of the Champions League by Angolan side Petro de Luanda who progressed to the groups on away goals.KCCA FC had to endure a long and tiresome journey to reach Algiers and they will be hoping the fatigue doesn’t show come match time on Sunday.“The journey was so long as we had to travel for 12 hours to get here and the players are a bit fatigued and tired, noted KCCA FC assistant coach Morley Byekwaso ahead of the match.“We think we have trained well and ready to do what brought us in Algiers so as we qualify to the group stages.“We are well prepared as usual and the good thing is that the players are in good health without any injuries.“The boys are injury free and we are optimistic of a good result.“The training session was ok and we hope to put up a good fight in the match.”KCCA FC travelled with 18 players of which 8 are defenders and just 7 attack minded players.They are still missing the services of summer signings John Revita, Erisa Ssekisambu, John Odumegwu and Kezironi Kizito who are all ineligible. The Kasasiros are also without ling term absentees Saddam Juma and Julius Poloto.Paradou will most definitely pose a huge threat to KCCA FC’s desires to reach the group stages of the Confederations Cup like all North African clubs tend to do.The Algerians are extremely strong at home and will be hoping to make home advantage count on Sunday.To get to this stage, they have had to overcome two rounds. They have gone past CI Kamsar and CS Sfaxien with the latter side one of the giants of the competition.Match FactsThis will be the second meeting between the two sides after the first ended scoreless 7 days ago.Paradou come into the game having won two of their last five CAF Confederations Cup games (D2 L1).At home, the Algerians have a 100% record in the competition after winning two in as many matches ao far.For KCCA FC, this will be their 16th CAF Confederations Cup game since 2019.In the first 15, they have won 7 (D1 L7).Away from home, they have been horrible so far, winning just once in 7 matches (D0 L6).The KCCA FC squad in AlgiersGoalkeepersLukwago Charles (Captain) and Jamil Malyamungu.DefendersPeter Magambo, Ssenjobe Eric, Kato Samuel, Fillbert Obenchan, Kizza Mustafa, Achai Herbert, Musana Hassan, Musa Ramathan.MidfieldersMuzamiru Mutyaba, Gift Ali Abubakar, Kasozi Nicholas, Serunkuma Simon Peter, Allan Okello.ForwardsSadat Anaku, Mike Mutyaba, Nunda Jackson.Comments last_img read more