Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Almost drowned by the big UP win were the Lady Tamaraws’ hard-earned 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-22, 15-11 win over Adamson for the third Final Four berth.Bernadeth Pons scored 22 points and Celine Domingo delivered 18 for FEU, which booked a fourth straight appearance in the semifinals.The Lady Tamaraws are still on track for the twice-to-beat bonus, but that can only happen if they win their last two matches and the defending champion La Salle Lady Spikers and the Lady Eagles lose all of theirs.For Pons, making it to the Final Four was enough for the meantime.“We really tried to build our mental toughness,” said Pons, adding that the Lady Tamaraws specifically train for five-set scenarios.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Lady Maroons outplayed the Lady Eagles in all departments to score their fifth win in 13 games in front of a big pro-Ateneo crowd.UP can still force a playoff for the last Final Four berth with a win against University of the East and must hope that National University and Adamson drop their remaining outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We needed this win to gain momentum for the next game,” said UP setter Rem Calling, who accounted for 21 excellent sets on top of three points.Ateneo, which has nailed a Final Four slot, was out-attacked (38-30), out-blocked (11-8) and out-served (7-1 in aces) by UP. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil World Cup berth within spirited Malditas’ reach Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University rammed its way into the Final Four, but it was University of the Philippines that created a stir Saturday night.Playing with its life on the line, UP pulled off a stunning 28-26, 25-23, 26-24 upset of title-favorite Ateneo to keep its flickering semifinal hopes alive in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT
LANCASTER – Sheriff’s deputies and high school truancy officers plan to conduct joint sweeps regularly through the end of the school year hunting for students ditching class. Youngsters out of school are more likely to get involved in burglaries, drinking or other trouble, officials said, adding that they are announcing the truancy sweeps – though without providing a schedule – to warn parents that truants will be cited and ordered to appear in court. “These kids are wandering around town unsupervised,” sheriff’s Sgt. Darrell Brown said. The large-scale truancy sweeps are coming as high school officials wrestle with the unintended side effect of a six-year-old attendance policy that bars academic class credit for teens who are absent without an excuse more than 10 times. Students picked up in the sweep will be returned to their school and cited. Their parents will be notified, officials said. The sweeps will be a larger-scale version of what deputies do every day, Brown said. Deputies cite about 10 juveniles a day for truancy. Several times a week they visit chronic truants’ homes with school attendance workers and cite their parents for not sending their children to class, Brown said. “We do this daily. We find kids that are truant and bring them back to the school,” Brown said. 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The policy means students with absences already over the 10-day limit have no incentive to continue going to class, school officials say. So officials are looking for alternative punishments, such as banning chronic truants from such activities as school sports and proms. Last spring, nearly 1,700 students at district schools lost credit in one or more classes because they had more than 10 unexcused absences, even if their grades were otherwise passable. The old policy in place before 2000 cost students class credit if they were absent 15 days, excused or unexcused. The truancy sweeps will be conducted throughout the Antelope Valley by deputies from both the Lancaster and Palmdale stations, assisted by high school community-attendance workers. Deputies and school personnel will target known hangouts, such as the Antelope Valley Mall and fast-food restaurants, as well as neighborhoods that have experienced daytime burglaries and car thefts.