Malabanan admits Bali Pure’s drive dipped after losing streak

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure utility Jerrili Malabanan said Wednesday their focus in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference went on a slight dipped after suffering back-to-back losses in the crucial phase of the eliminations.“I think you can see lately our team doesn’t really have that drive, our drive isn’t that high as it was before,” said Malabanan after their four-set win over Adamson University, 25-18, 25023, 19-25, 25-20, at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“For the NU [National University] girls they have school work and school training and they’re also training for Bali Pure,” said Malabanan, who is enrolled at Far Eastern University. “For me and Angel [Cayuna] we don’t have school yet but we also train twice a day for FEU.”Malabanan added that Bali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb doesn’t put them in the same rigorous regimen their school teams put them through, and instead the Water Defenders brush up on the little things to prepare for their games in the PVL. Pocari books PVL semis seat, grounds Air Force OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “By the time we get to Bali Pure we have muscle cramps, we’re so tired but we manage because coach Roger’s training isn’t super hard,” said Malabanan who had 16 points in the win. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES Bali Pure lost two five-setters against Philippine Air Force and BanKo Perlas before recovering against the Lady Falcons to steady its record at 3-3.Malabanan said the reason for their slip was that the most of them now have to practice with their respective school teams while also practicing for the Water Defenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentslast_img read more

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Construction worker found unconscious in Linden

first_imgA construction worker was on Saturday found in an unconscious state with several injuries along the Washing Pond Public Road, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The man, 38-year-old Samuel Porter of West Watooka, Mackenzie, was immediately taken to the Linden Hospital Complex by public-spirited persons where he was treated and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.Based on information received, the discovery was made at approximately 05:00h. The Police were contacted afterwards by staff of the Linden Hospital Complex.At that time, the man had not been identified, but soon after, his sister, Deesa Bethune, contacted the Police and confirmed her brother’s identity.Bethune told the investigators that she last saw her brother on Friday around 17:30h at his mother’s residence in the West Watooka Village. Shortly after, he left home and went to Mackenzie to purchase an item.He never returned home and he did not make contact with any of his family members.The Police have confirmed that Porter sustained several injuries to his feet, hands, and head. At the site where the man was found, there were bloodstains on the road and pavement.Several persons in the area were questioned, but no useful information was gathered.Porter remains a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital in critical condition. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.last_img read more

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Huskies miss semifinals at the Alberta Junior B Provincials

first_img— Fort St. John Huskies (@FSJHUSKIES) March 31, 2018The semi finals have been determined for the Alberta Junior B Provincials.  Tonight at the North Peace Arena, the Red Deer Vipers will take on the Wetaskiwin Icemen.  That game gets underway at 8 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on this Facebook page and at other semifinal will feature the Beverly Warriors against the Wainwright Bisons.  That game will be held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre starting at 8:30 p.m.The winners will play in the championship game Sunday at 2 p.m.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John Huskies played another close game, but came away with another loss at the Albert Junior B Provincials.The host team took on the Wetaskiwin Icemen for their third game of round robin play. The Icemen started the scoring in the first period with two goals.In the second the Huskies Nolan Legace score for the pups to make it 2-1. The Icemen quickly answered that with a goal of their own making it 3-1. Before the period was over Gary Loewen scored another for the Huskies.- Advertisement -In the third the Icemen would add another making the final 4-2 knocking the Huskies of play at Provincials.Both the Huskies and the North Peace Navigators will miss the semifinals at Provincials.The Huskies season has come to an end. With that we say thank you to our graduating players. Words cannot describe how happy we are to have you as teammates, players and role models for the city of Fort St. John. As our season comes to an end we would like to thank all of the parents, volunteers and sponsors that make running this club possible!— Fort St. John Huskies (@FSJHUSKIES) March 31, 2018last_img read more

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GECOM executing unverified House-to-House Registration

first_img… PPP to seek injunction against elections bodyWith House-to-House Registration having forcibly commenced on Saturday, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has signalled their intention to approach the High Court on Monday to obtain an injunction against the exercise.This was revealed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in a video recording made to reinforce his party’s position on the House-to-House exercise.According to Jagdeo, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has no legal basis for carrying out the exercise, since it will clash with the intent of the Caribbean Court of Justice rulings.Moreover, Jagdeo pointed out that House-to-House was being carried out based on an order made by the unilaterally appointed former GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, shortly before he demitted office.“That order was overtaken by the judgement of the CCJ on July 12, which made it very explicit that GECOM must comply with the Constitution. And the Constitution says that elections must be held in three months. GECOM itself said that if they conduct House-to-House Registration, they will not be ready until December 25.”“They told the Court that and yet the Court ignored that, because they could not ignore the Constitution. The CEO was told by his own legal officer at GECOM that to go to House-to-House Registration would be illegal. Yet it is persisting. And this is done in the absence of a functioning Commission.”Registration ongoing at Vryheid Lust, ECDHe also noted that Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield did not even inform them of the start of the exercise, when political parties are supposed to ensure the transparency of the process.“They have hurriedly started this exercise. It’s going to be problematic because even the way it is being done, PPP has not been informed formally about the need to have scrutineers tracking this activity, although every transaction and the form has a part where the scrutineers from the parties have to sign on.”Jagdeo noted that in light of these circumstances, his party and supporters will not cooperate with the exercise. Additionally, Jagdeo revealed that they will be approaching the High Court next week, to seek an injunction against the exercise.“This activity has started and people are worried about it. And they want to know if they should register or not. Well we in the PPP have decided that over the weekend we will not be complying with this activity, since on Monday we will go to the courts to seek an injunction against this illegal activity, which is done in contravention of the CCJ.”“So we will not be cooperating. We will try to stop the activity; we’ve briefed the international organisations. Many have expressed concern over this approach GECOM has embarked on… so we will stop it through international pressure and through the courts, which have an obligation to uphold the CCJ orders.”House-to-HouseThe House-to-House exercise, which was last conducted in 2008, will see enumerators going in teams of two to three, from door to door in various communities across Guyana. The enumerators will present forms to registrants to fill up, as well as take fingerprints and pictures.In an advertisement by GECOM, it is stated that these enumerators work from 15:30h to 18:30h during the week and from 09:00h to 16:00h on weekends and holidays. The exercise is intended to produce a new National Register of Registrants Database and Official List of Electors.This means that everyone, regardless of whether they were registered before or not, must register anew at their place of residence between July 20 and October of this year.DisenfranchiseThe requirement for proof of residency has produced alarm for overseas-based Guyanese to the point where a court case was filed by an overseas-based Guyanese against House-to-House Registration, on the basis that it would disenfranchise her.In her court filings, Bibi Zeenatoun, a retired teacher and citizen of Guyana, had sought Writs of Prohibition and injunction and a conservatory order against GECOM.Her fixed date application explained that she worked in the United Kingdom from 1980 until her retirement in 2014. She then acquired property and maintained a residence in that country. Besides her citizenship, however, she has family ties to Guyana that include an adult son and his two children.According to the application, Zeenatoun “fears that she will be excluded from the proposed exercise of House-to-House Registration and thereby, in effect, be de-registered and in consequence thereof, and she will be unlawfully denied her statutory and constitutional right to be registered and to vote”.“The Applicant’s right to vote will and can be protected if the Respondents were to engage in Continuous Registration as provided for in Section 6 (1) of the National Registration Act Cap. 19:08,” the application advised.OrderThere has also been much debate on whether the exercise can go forward since the former Chairman, who signed the order, retired Justice Patterson, was found by the Caribbean Court of Justice to have been unconstitutionally appointed.Additionally, GECOM has said that House-to-House Registration will take 90 days, further delaying elections that should have been held since March 21. But while GECOM has said that teams have been doubled to shorten the time of the activity, this publication observed a marked absence of enumerators in sections of the city on Saturday. There were, however, GECOM staff in several sections across the country including communities on the East Coast of Demerara, East Bank of Demerara, Berbice, Region Six; Essequibo Coast, Region Two.last_img read more

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Ronaldo ban angers Real Madrid coach Zidane

first_imgThe World Player of the Year was controversially shown a second yellow card for diving on Sunday and handed an extra four-game ban for a light push on referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after being shown the 10th red card of his career.“We are very annoyed,” said Zidane.“When you look at everything that happened, to think Cristiano won’t play five games with us… it is infuriating.”Madrid’s appeal against the red card, which could reduce the ban from five games to four, will be held before the game on Wednesday.“The (appeals) committee will meet and I hope they look well upon it,” added Zidane.“Cristiano is annoyed because he wants to play and when he doesn’t play, he isn’t happy.”Ronaldo was on the field for just 24 action-packed minutes on Sunday as he was only introduced as a second-half substitute after a curtailed pre-season due to his participation in the Confederations Cup with Portugal.He made a huge impact with a stunning strike to put Madrid into a 2-1 lead 10 minutes from time, but unwisely picked up his first yellow card for removing his shirt in celebration.And two minutes later he was dismissed as he fell inside the area under pressure from Samuel Umtiti.“Cristiano’s ban is excessive,” added Madrid defender Dani Carvajal.“It is a frustrating feeling for him. Hopefully the committee will reduce it by a few games.”Should Ronaldo’s appeal not be upheld, he will miss Madrid’s first four La Liga games of the season against Deportivo la Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.However, Zidane insisted he is not desperate to add to his forward line before the transfer window closes on August 31, despite selling strikers Alvaro Morata and Mariano Diaz this summer.Real have been linked for months with a move for Monaco’s 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe, but look set to be beaten to the Frenchman’s signature by free-spending Paris Saint-Germain.“Anything can happen between now and August 31, but what I can say is that I am very happy with the players I have,” said Zidane.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures after receiving a red card during the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona on August 13, 2017 © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, Aug 15 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his anger on Tuesday at a five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing a referee after being sent-off against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup.Madrid hold a 3-1 first leg lead going into the second leg against their fierce rivals on Wednesday (2100 GMT), but will have to do without Ronaldo.last_img read more

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Seven U20 Starlets players out of Ghana tie

first_imgThe seven are Sheryl Angachi, Cynthia Shilwatso, Maureen Khakasa, Cynthia Akinyi, Sharon Adhiambo, Mercy Airo and Vivian Nasaka all who played a crucial role in the Junior Starlets’ 4-3 aggregate win over Ethiopia in the second round.Even with the huge miss, the team which has been in residential training for the past one week still remains optimistic of posting a decent result against the Ghanaian girls who beat Algeria 5-0 in the second qualification round.“We are hopeful that by the end of the week we will have a full house in training so that we can step up our preparations. So far we have been working with those here and we know the work ahead of us is tough because Ghana is a good side,” the team’s technical bench leader Musa Otieno, also the Harambee Stars assistant coach said.Ghana reached the quarter finals of the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup after topping their group but lost 3-0 to Mali and Kenya knows only too well it will not be business as usual against the perennial African representatives.“We know it will be a tough match but we are getting ourselves prepared and I believe we will do well,” team captain Wincate Kaari said.Speaking of their plans for the clash, Musa Otieno insisted they will work to get a positive result away from home, the worst a draw and push for a win at home in the return leg.Harambee Starlets U20 squad:Goalkeepers: Lilian Awuor, Judith Osimbo, Diana Tembesi, Brenda Achieng.Defenders: Lucy Akoth, Wincate Kaari, Foscah Nashivanda, Leah Cherotich, Veronica Awino, Harriet Osilwa, Mary Khamete.Midfielders: Diana Wacera, Corazone Aquino, Linda Nyongesa, Joan Akoth, Sylvia Kapera, Beverline Achieng, Diana Hashina, Sharon Zainabu.Strikers: Martha Amunyolete, Rachel Muema, Monicah Paul, Jentrix Shikangwa, Lilian Mmboga, Stella Anyango, Quinter Atieno, Joy Kinglady, Tumaini Waliaula, Josephine Imungu, Marion Analo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets U20 are set to play Ghana in the second round of the FIFA World Cup U20. Photo/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27- The Harambee Starlets Under-20 team will be without seven first team players as they prepare to travel to Accra, Ghana for their 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup Qualification match against the hosts next weekend.The seven have been ruled out of both home and away ties as they will be unavailable for training and match day due to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams which begin next week.last_img read more

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first_imgEARLIER THIS week we showed you some footage of the great Donegal fiddler John Doherty playing a superb piece.Here’s a full documentary on John…perfect for the weekend! “Drinking all the day in old pubswhere fiddlers love to playSomeone touched the bow,he played a reelit seemed so fine and gayStood on Lisfannon beachand cast in wild foam we found Atlantic bassLiving on your western shore,saw summer sunsets asked for moreI stood by your Atlantic seaand sang a song for Ireland.”DDTV: WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY ON DONEGAL FIDDLER JOHN DOHERTY was last modified: September 11th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Ardarafiddler john dohertylast_img read more



first_imgWhen Hollywood meets Letterkenny! Saoirse, dad Paul and new friends from Donegal!A group of young Donegal actors were left star-struck when Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan paid them a surprise visit.Teenagers at the An Grianan Youth Theatre in Letterkenny were literally left speechless when The Lonely Bones star dropped by.Saoirse was accompanied by her dad and agent Paul Ronan. Paul is friendly with An Grianan Youth Theatre Co-ordinator Ronan Carr who arranged the shock visit.And instead of just visiting the young actors and signing autographs, Saoirse and Paul delivered a workshop for the delighted students.Daithi Ramsay of An Grainan Theatre said it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the young stage students.And he had nothing but praise for the young Dublin starlet’s approach to her fellow actors. “She was so down-to-earth and just got stuck in with the rest of the students.“She passed on some great information including how to approach a script and Paul was just so helpful.Saoirse gets a birthday cake from Patricia Toye from Patti Cakes“There was no airs or graces with them and everyone got on so well with them because they took the time to help everyone,” he said.But although Saoirse may have shocked the young acting students, they managed to get their own revenge.The group learned that Saoirse turned 19 today and presented the slightly-embarrassed star with a cake for the occasion. “It was the perfect end to a perfect day and we are so indebted to both Saoirse and Paul and to Ronan for organising the visit,” added Daithi.Saoirse helped put the group through their paces for their upcoming showcases on Wednesday, 15th May which will include An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Johnny Baluba Teenage Detective by Ronan Carr. The Youth Theatre is run by An Grianán Theatre and is affiliated to the National Association for Youth Drama.Saoirse told the students she would love to return for the youth theatre’s end-of-year drama presentation but may have to film instead.HOLLYWOOD STAR SAOIRSE GIVES DONEGAL ACTING STUDENTS A MASTER CLASS! was last modified: April 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:HollywoodPaul RonanSaoirse Ronanlast_img read more


Man plied boys with drink before sexually abusing them in caravan

first_imgA man who plied two young boys with alcohol before sexually abusing them in a caravan in Co Donegal has been jailed for six and a half years.Terence Fitzpatrick had been found guilty of six counts of sexual assault and one count of indecent assault of the boys between 1989 and 1996. Fitzpatrick, of Fitzpatrick Cottage, Kilsallagh, Bawnboy, Co Cavan, was formerly a bus driver from Belfast.At the time of the assaults, he knew the boys’ families and was also a scout leader.Letterkenny Circuit Court was told that despite being found guilty, Fitzpatrick, aged 68 still maintained his innocence.One of his two victims were in court as the sentence was passed by Judge John Aylmer.The court was told that the boys would travel to Donegal from Belfast where a relative of Fitzpatrick owned a caravan.On occasions, the boys, who were aged between 9 and 14, were given small alcohol shandies to drink.However, when an older relative of the boys would go to bed leaving them alone with Fitzpatrick, he would ply them with drink and then sexually abuse them.On one occasion he made the boys take off the clothing and then he compared the sizes of their penises before fondling them.Fitzpatrick also took one of the boys for a drive and sat him on his knee, allowing him to steer the car but fondled him on the journey.He asked the boy if there was any chance of a blow job but was told no.On another occasion, Fitzpatrick went to bed with one of the boys and masturbated him.Despite the abuse, the victims said they never discussed the assaults as they were too embarrassed to.They also told how Fitzpatrick told them not to discuss the assaults and said that he had a brother who was very dangerous and showed them a shotgun.When arrested in 2015, the accused denied knowing either of the boys.When one of the boys told his mother in later life that he had been abused by Fitzpatrick, she became suicidal.The court was told that Fitzpatrick, who was accompanied to court by his sister, still maintained his innocence and has no previous convictions.Judge John Aylmer sentenced Fitzpatrick on three separate charges of sexual assault and jailed him for six and a half years, three and a half years and three years with all sentences to run concurrently meaning he will serve six and a half years in total.Man plied boys with drink before sexually abusing them in caravan was last modified: January 31st, 2019 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:caravandonegalsex abuseTerence Fitzpatricklast_img read more

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first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 23/08/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,100.00 Numbers drawn were 3,5,9,14 €15 consolation prizes went Frances O Reilly Tullagh Bay 2, Annmarie & Gerard Collins c/o Lizzie Shiels Rooskey, Hannah Doherty Cross Clonmany, Sadie McGonigle Cloontagh, Claire Friel Dunaff P.O.CONGRATULATIONS TO DONEGAL on their win on Sunday against Cork to book their place in the All Ireland Final on Sunday 23rd September. BIG BREAKFAST THANK YOU, To everyone who cooked, waited on tables washed up supervised or helped in anyway and everyone who donated items or supported this very successful day, thanks again.MONSTER BINGO SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER IN CLONMANY YOUTH CLUB, DETAILS NEARER THE TIME. Patrick Houton from Malin GAA club is in the last four contestants in Irelands number one supporter. Voting begins this Monday, 27th August and runs for one week on with Patrick Houton representing Donegal and Ulster against clubs from Dublin, Cork and Clare. There is €10,000 at stake for the winning club so we would ask as many of you as possible to cast your vote for Patrick and Malin GAA Club once voting begins, please support us and encourage everyone you know to do the same to try and bring the prize to Irelands most northerly club. Vote Patrick Houton!! ICRfm SPORT also have a link on facebook.  SENIOR GAME RESULT: Naomh Padraig Muff 0-13 Urris 1-7. FIXTURES: U13 Div 3 Robert Emmetts v Urris in Castlefin on Friday 31st August 6.30pm, the bus will leave Straid at 4.45pm, and training will be on Tuesday evening at 6pm. Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672. New Club Website Any items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.    GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 27th, 2012 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:URRIS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more