As Ateneo claims a Final 4 slot, National U rewrites UAAP history

first_imgView comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo’s ninth win in 11 outings was NU’s seventh loss in 10 games.Not that the Ateneo coaching staff was keeping count.“We didn’t look into the Final Four and we were just focusing on NU,” said assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “We didn’t look beyond this game and that was the key point for us.”The Blue Eagles went on a blistering 22-9 run in the second quarter to take a 44-20 lead after Thirdy Ravena’s free throw.De La Salle tightened its hold of the third spot after fending off Far Eastern University, 65-57, later in the day.The Archers climbed to a 6-4 record while the Tamaraws, who slipped to a 5-6 record, dropped to fifth, allowing idle University of the Philippines (5-5) to gain fourth place. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University answered history’s call Saturday afternoon, the same day that Ateneo made its entry to the Final Four official.The Lady Bulldogs whipped the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses, 96-57, in the UAAP women’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan to notch their 74th straight victory—the longest winning streak in any sport in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Motolite thwarts Pocari gals 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 the first thing coach Pat Aquino did was heave a relaxed sigh.“[Making history] hasn’t sunk in yet,” Aquino told the Inquirer. “It’s really more a relief right now that we’re done chasing the record. We can now focus on the more important thing, which is winning a title.”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 ChrissOnce the record formerly owned by Adamson’s women’s softball team was within sight, Aquino admitted that it seemed the burden had doubled for NU every time it took the court.“You have to worry about the winning and then at the back of your mind, there is the streak,” said Aquino, who banned any locker room talk of the record chase to keep the Lady Bulldogs’ focus on the game at hand. “I know they read about it and they’re aware, but I told the players not to talk about it.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Aquino passed the credit of the streak to NU management, which took care of recruiting players who “stayed together like family and performed really well on the court.”Ria Nabalan shouldered the scoring duties for the Lady Bulldogs, notching 31 points as NU used a strong second period to knock the fight out of UST.Kaye Pingol added 20 points while reigning MVP Jack Danielle Animam and Congo’s Rhena Itesi each scored 15 for NU, which improved to 10-0 this season.At nearby Smart Araneta Coliseum, Ateneo stared at a similar 10-0 figure on the scoreboard. The Blue Eagles opened the game with 10 straight points before beating National U, 79-64, in the men’s tournament.The Blue Eagles officially tabbed a Final Four slot—although no one really expected them to have to fight for a berth in the semifinals—with the victory while putting the Bulldogs’ own bid in peril.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

2 Students Give Birth to ‘WAEC Babies’

first_imgThe maxim—‘wonders shall never end,’ was manifested again at this year’s tests when two pregnant high school students went into labor while writing their West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams at different testing centers in Monrovia.The two students have been identified as Cynthia Sam, 20, and Hajah Fahnbulleh, 19. They both gave birth to their first children: a boy and a girl respectively.The students went into labor on Wednesday, May 19, 2014, while they were writing their tests on the campuses of the Liberia Dujar Association High School in Gardnersville and the William V.S. Tubman High School on 12th Street, Sinkor.Cynthia Sam gave birth in the Barnesville Community at about 3 a.m., outside Monrovia, while Hajah Fahnbulleh delivered at the S.D. Cooper Hospital in Sinkor, around 12 midday.Midwives and nurses who attended to the two births have referred to the babies as “WAEC Babies.”Ms. Fahnbulleh, who delivered at the S.D. Cooper Hospital in the neighborhood of her school, was taking her exams when she got went into labor pain and was immediately rushed by her friends and other female students to the hospital.She delivered the baby without any complications, doctors there said.A short while later, she told this paper in an interview at her bedside that she had earlier experienced contractions, but that was prior to the distribution of the examination questionnaires in the morning hours.“I managed and stayed on because I was desirous to finish the tests which I have throughout the year struggled to overcome,” she told our reporter as she tried to smile.She has, therefore, expressed her willingness to continue writing the tests in the coming days, “Because I kept the courage not to remain at home while I was already pregnant.”Additionally, Ms. Fahnbulleh said she had wanted to ensure that, despite all of the criticisms she received from friends during her pregnancy, she did not give up the hope to meet the challenges of writing the WAEC. And certainly, she made it, but for only two days.She explained rather sorrowfully that she endured many challenges during the pregnancy. “Even to wake up in the morning to make my way to school was sometimes difficult, because this was the first time I had conceived.”The young mother was, however, encouraged by her immediate family members and some ‘good neighbors’ to preserve in her academic sojourn until the WAEC exams were completed.“I thank the Almighty God, who carried me safely. I hope that the head of WAEC can see the academic reason and make the necessary way for me to re-sit the tests that I have already missed while I was in labor pain,” she pleaded.While on her hospital bed, Ms Fahnbulleh made a call to the testing center after giving birth to ask if there was any possibility for the supervisor to allow her continue writing the test. “Because I was feeling well and wanted to ensure that what I started is completed…,” she explained.Ms. Cynthia Sam, a student at the Bishop Grimley High School, was sitting the WAEC at the Liberia Dujar Association High School when she experienced labor pains.She delivered her bouncing “WAEC Baby” at 3 a.m. the next morning.It is always important, she said, to motivate people in such a situations, especially first-time mothers who muster the courage and continue their education pursuits to reach as far as writing the WAEC.After giving birth to the baby, Cynthia was later that morning accompanied by one of her sisters to the testing center to continue writing her exam.She unfortunately arrived too late to continue. Whether or not she will be allowed to re-take the exams has not been confirmed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amazon Warriors team visits Plaisance Orphanage

first_img…GTT takes CPL craze to St John’s Bosco Boys HomeWith Guyana set to host the local leg of the biggest party in sport, main sponsor of the Guyana Amazon Warriors – GTT – on Tuesday took the Hero CPL craze to a Plaisance Orphanage, as the full Warriors’ squad joined in on a visit to the institution.This is after being home for just about one day, but nevertheless the Guyanese team took time off from their hectic schedule to visit the St. John’s Bosco Orphanage in Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.Members of the Warriors squad playing while cricket with the boys of the St John’s Bosco OrphanageDuring their time at the institution, scores of young enthusiasts attached to the Boys Home were given the opportunity to interact with not only local players but international cricketers as well, as they took the fields for a short game of “bat and ball.”At the end of their interactions, the students present at the meet and greet were awarded with tickets to witness the Warriors in action as they take to the Providence National Stadium for the CPL playoffs in Guyana, which will commence on Thursday.The Guyana Amazon Warriors meeting with students of the St. John’s Bosco OrphanageAllision Parker, Public Relations Officer of GTT was present at the event and indicated that her company is proud to be organisers of what now stands as an unforgettable experience for both the students and players. At the same time, Parker pointed out what turned their attention to the St. John’s Bosco Orphange.On that note she posited, “This is something I’m sure they will remember the rest of their lives and we are indeed happy to be here.”Continuation on GTT’s contribution to the orphanage through this initiative, the PRO further highlighted that, “There will be 25 of them at the game. I understand that the school has 40 students but 25 of them will be at the games because 25 are in residence right now.” This is compliment of GTT.Meanwhile, one of the star players of the local squad, Sohail Tanveer, thanked GTT for organising such a memorable encounter and expressed delight on his team’s behalf for inviting the Amazon Warriors to participate in the visit to the orphanage.Moreover, the left arm pace bowler hailed the St. John’s Bosco Orphanage for their great work in catering for the lesser fortunate Guyanese youth and extended well wishes to the boys attached to the home.“We are very thankful to GTT for organising such a beautiful event. We all enjoyed out time here with the kids,” relayed the Pakistani cricketer.Tanveer went on to say that, “It’s a great organisation for the orphan kids and I’m really happy to be a part of this event.”Bursting with excitement from his encounter with the Guyana Amazon Warriors was a student of the home, who conveyed his appreciation to GTT and the local team for the time spent at the institution. The young man also thanked the collaborating parties for affording them the opportunity to be a part of the games.The St. John’s Bosco Orphanage is currently the home of 42 boys between the ages of 5-15 and has, over the years, seen the support of local phone company, GTT.This partnership between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and GTT is one in a line of activities which will be undertaken by the local squad while on home turf for this year’s CPL tournament.The students of the St. John’s Bosco Orphanage will be joining the games on Saturday, as the Guyana Warriors face off against their longstanding rivals, the Trinbago Knight Riders, in what promises to be a heated showdown.last_img read more

Best turnout to date for Skate with the Huskies

first_imgTeam general manager Vince Pedersen said the players had a great time on the ice as well and was appreciative of the support from the community for the event.“It was fantastic tonight. This is the biggest turnout we’ve had in years and years. The kids loved it and the players had a great time. They worked up a sweat tonight with all these little guys,” he explained. “It means a lot. It should mean a lot to everybody on this team. The kids they come out more and more and they want to come out and watch. It gives us great support.”The Huskies will now turn their focus to their game tonight against the Beaverlodge Blades. Beaverlodge comes to Fort St. John still looking for their first win of the NWJHL season but assistant coach Todd Alexander is making sure the players aren’t taking the game for granted.- Advertisement -“You’ve still got to play the hockey game and anything can happen on any night. Sometimes you have a bad night and it doesn’t matter so that’s why we’ve got to play the games,” he said. Our focus is to start the game strong and to go from there and dictate the pace. We’re not worried too much about who we’re playing or where they are in the standings. You can even have a look back at Thursday night there and there was a huge upset in the NFL. It happens in all levels and all kinds of sport. That’s the beauty of sport.”Opening faceoff tonight at the North Peace Arena is slated for 8 p.m.last_img read more

Hospital Foundation wraps up Christmas Campaign

first_imgPhoto:  The Hospital’s Christmas Tree all lit up after the wrap up to the Be an Angel Fundraiser – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe Fort St. John Hospital Foundation officially wrapped up its annual fundraising campaign Tuesday evening.- Advertisement -Hospital Foundation Executive Director Janice Isberg, proudly announced they had raised just over $175,000 for the Foundation throughout the month of November.  The goal was to raise $200,000, but like every year, the foundation will still receive donations over the next month, which should help them to reach their goal.This year the money will go to equip the Visiting Specialists Clinic, which sees over 5,100 patients a year and helps to bring visiting specialists into Fort St. John.You can still make a donation to the Foundation by visiting them in the lobby of the Hospital, calling 250-262-5299 or online at www.fsjhospitalfoundation.calast_img read more

MOU layouts framework for LNG industry in B.C.

first_imgLiquefied Natural Gas facilities are major long-term investments, and their proponents want long-term certainty that these investments will be treated fairly and consistently over the term of the investment.“The benefits from LNG activity will be significant for British Columbia’s economy, and we want to help companies and communities make that happen,” said Minister of Finance, Michael de Jong. “These agreements will help provide LNG companies with the kind of certainty they need to make long-term plans to do business in communities across BC.”The PDA provides, through legislation, measures to ensure that Pacific NorthWest LNG will not face significant increases in certain specific taxes for the specified term of the agreement. It will be protected from adverse changes to LNG income tax, the natural gas tax credit, the carbon tax and key features of greenhouse gas emissions at an LNG facility. In addition, the government has already passed a long-term LNG taxation framework, long-term royalty agreements and measures allowing local government tax agreements with Pacific NorthWest LNG.- Advertisement -The agreement has provisions which guarantee that if the Province negotiates a more beneficial agreement with a proponent in a future PDA, the better element can apply to any PDAs which were signed and agreed upon earlier. This is ensure that no proponent is penalised for reaching an earlier agreement. It has also included compensation provisions in the event that the Province increases or changes the LNG tax, the natural gas tax credit, or the tax on greenhouse gas emissions.A new section in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act was introduced in 2015, which allows the Province to enter into long-term royalty agreements with natural gas producers. The first of these is with the North Montney Joint Venture, which is providing the natural gas to Pacific NorthWest LNG. Once ratified, this agreement will run from Jan 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2038. As part of this agreement, NMJV must produce a minimum amount of gas per year, starting at 159.46 bcf in the first year, and climbing to 373.31bcf in 2038.The royalty rate is preset each year, starting at 6.06 per cent the first year, and rising to 13.36 by 2038. This provides the company with certainty, as their production and royalty rates are known in advance.Advertisementlast_img read more

Na Rossa face Moville in Division Four League decider tomorrow night

first_imgPairc Dooey is the venue this Saturday evening for a game that will go a long way to deciding who gets promoted from division 4  and also the title of league champions.Na Rossa host league leaders Moville in the penultimate game of the season and it could not be more tighter at the top. Red Hughs are the other team in the mix level on points with Na Rossa in third position. The Killygordon men can wait and watch with interest on Saturday as they host Muff on Sunday afternoon.Basically though if Na Rossa win their final 2 games they will be promoted with an added incentive if they can defeat Moville by more than 6 points they can become champions due to the head to head scoring average . But they can not afford to slip with Red Hughs tight on their heels.  In the reverse fixture Moville won by a margin of 6 points. Moville no that if they win on Saturday night they become league champions and secure promotion. Red Hughs can also get promoted if they win their final 2 games and hope that Na Rossa slip up. A terrific finish to what has been an excellent season for the above mentioned teams but one of them will just miss out.A big crowd is expected in Dooey on Saturday with a 5pm throw in. Shane Toolan the referee in this one.Red Hughs host Muff at 1.30pm on Sunday. Greg McGroary will take charge Division 4PosTeamPWLDFAPts1Moville141220267142242Na Rossa141130188117223Red Hughs141130194136224CLG Carndomhnaigh15861203183175Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin14770190156146Roibeard Eimid15582205203127Naomh Mhuire Conmhaigh13571194188118Naomh Pádraig Leifear14212011925249Pettigo130130612440Na Rossa face Moville in Division Four League decider tomorrow night was last modified: September 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:DeciderDivision FourGAAmovilleNa RossaSportlast_img read more


first_imgJohn along with his mother Mamie at Tullagh Beach Pic by Newspix Irl.A LOBSTER pot fisherman saved from the sea by a sharp-eyed – and bionic-hearing – farmer has been released from hospital.The father of four was treated at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry after his dramatic rescue on Sunday.Farmer John Grant had heard the cries for help from half a mile away. Thanks to 23-year-old John’s decision to drive on his quad bike to the local beach in Clonmany to further investigate the cries for help, the father of four was later helped to safety by RNLI crews with help from an angling boat and the Sligo Rescue helicopter.The dad rescued from the sea was treated for hypothermia but was released from hospital in Derry last night.John says he is “just relieved” the fisherman survived, insisting he was just in the right place at the right time.  RESCUE: LOBSTER POT FISHERMAN BACK HOME WITH HIS FAMILY AFTER HOSPITAL TREATMENT was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:clonmanyfishermanJohn GrantLough Swilly RNLIrescueRNLIlast_img read more

Fired animal-agency boss appeals to council

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 Villaraigosa fired the embattled Stuckey on Dec. 15 and announced that he was hiring Ed Boks, the outgoing head of New York City Animal Care and Control, as interim manager, effective Jan. 3. Lear asked for a hearing so Stuckey can address the council. Lear said Stuckey had been offered two weeks of severance pay by Villaraigosa if he agreed to resign, but Stuckey rejected that offer. Aides to the mayor indicated Stuckey asked for 11 months’ pay. Villaraigosa said that, both after becoming mayor and while he was still a City Council member and mayoral candidate, he let Stuckey know that he was dissatisfied with his performance. “I remember specifically we had a meeting up at Lake Arrowhead where we were doing disaster preparedness, and I told him, ‘My heart’s with you, but there has to be some changes made,”‘ Villaraigosa said. Ousted Animal Services Director Guerdon Stuckey appealed Wednesday to the Los Angeles City Council to overturn Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision to fire him from his $154,000-a-year post. In a two-page letter with supporting documents, Stuckey said aides to former Mayor James Hahn had offered him assurances of a longtime job or a substantial severance package when he accepted the job late last year. Stuckey’s attorney, Edward Lear, said his client performed well in his job, received compliments on his performance and was never reprimanded. “Notwithstanding the city’s representation of continued employment to Mr. Stuckey, he was terminated,” Lear wrote in his appeal to the council. “I made the decision to remove him because I felt he wasn’t doing the job.” Villaraigosa also denied he was bowing to pressure from animal-rights extremists, who often targeted Stuckey over euthanasia in city animal shelters and his lack of animal-welfare experience. “They had stopped targeting him several months ago,” Villaraigosa said. “I told them he would stay as long as there were attacks.” In listing Stuckey’s accomplishments, he and his attorney said the number of animals killed since Stuckey took office declined by 15.6 percent, the largest percentage reduction in four years. They also cited efforts to improve the treatment of animals with animal-cruelty task forces, better customer service, community outreach and better department management. Stuckey also has threatened to file a lawsuit for wrongful job termination. — Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com160Want 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