Blue Eagle Gym set to get brighter as Ateneo gets new backer

first_imgResidents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal Thirdy Ravena of the Blue Eagles said that the renovation would help Ateneo’s teams get better especially going into Season 82.“It’s going to help a lot of teams because there are a lot who train in this gym,” said Ravena, whose squad also trains at Moro Lorenzo Sports Center inside the campus. “It’s a great opportunity for us, we are going to try our best this season, and make the entire Ateneo community proud.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSGinebra looks set for another titleHelping Ateneo in improving Blue Eagle Gym is Firefly LED, the Blue Eagles’ newest chief backer for Season 82.Ateneo’s partnership with Firefly will also feature the lighting company’s logo in all of the school’s basketball teams. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Members of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Expect a better and brighter Blue Eagle Gym.Ateneo’s main practice venue for most of the school’s indoor sports teams, including the men’s and women’s volleyball squads as well as chess, table tennis, fencing, and the school’s martial arts teams, is set for a facelift.ADVERTISEMENT “This is yet a start, hopefully for a longer partnership, we are looking at in the future,” said Ateneo’s athletics director Emmanuel Fernandez.Erik Riola, Firefly’s marketing director, said the partnership is initially signed for this season but he hopes that his company would be Ateneo’s partner for years to come.“We need to partner with somebody who is consistent with what we believe. Hence, that was the fuel with the Ateneo engagement,” said Riola.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PVL: Challenged by coach, Jovielyn Prado flaunts scoring chopslast_img read more

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Import change factor in Blackwater’s blowout loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s a big factor adjusting to Fuller,” said Dimaunahan of the dutiful import who finished 26 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 10-of-15 from the field.“You won’t adjust to a team or a player overnight. Decisions have to be made, but this loss is on me because I didn’t prepare them the best way I can.”As for the import situation, Dimaunahan said the management will decide on who will be Blackwater’s foreign reinforcement for the rest of the conference.“As much as possible we want to be transparent with them so I talked to them already about the situation and they’re aware of what’s happening,” said Dimaunahan. “We’re just waiting for the final decision on who our import will be.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Aris Dimaunahan had a lot on his plate in Blackwater’s 102-90 loss to Columbian in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Tyson Fury set for WWE debut vs Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees ‘People evacuated on their own’ The Elite played with Aaron Fuller for the first time this conference with Marqus Blakely getting relegated as an injury replacement and this type of unfamiliarity, Dimaunahan said, contributed to the loss.Columbian took early control of the game with a 28-18 lead in the first quarter, effectively leaving Blackwater in the rear-view mirror with the nearest the Elite could get was a three-point deficit, 62-59, midway through the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Here in the PBA, it’s hard to play catch-up basketball. There are amazing players and we can’t give that kind of lead,” said Dimaunahan in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “That goes to show that we need to tighten up our game both on offense and defense.”It was Fuller’s first game with the Elite after suffering a foot injury before the conference started, prompting Blackwater to bring in Blakely. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View commentslast_img read more

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Friends host candlelight vigil in memory of drowned UG teen

first_imgHarris was the eye in our little storm.” This was among the many sentiments expressed on Monday evening when a group of friends and associates of UG student Harris Anthony Persaud, who drowned last week, gathered to reminisce on his life.The friends and colleagues of drowned UG student Harris Persaud on Monday evening held a candlelight vigil in memory of their friendPersaud, 19, of Lot 21 Granny Field, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, went missing on Wednesday last, and his body was found floating in the Demerara River in the vicinity of Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara on Friday afternoon. A post-mortem revealed that the young man died by drowning.The 19-year-old’s friends held a candlelight vigil at the University of Guyana’s parking lot where they reflected on their memories of him. Sajeedah Khan, one of his close friends who organised the vigil, reflected on her time spent with Persaud, telling those gathered that Persaud was unlike any other person she has encountered so far.“I have known Harris for about eight years. We both entered Queen’s College in September 2008 and because of the way the class system is set up, we spent up to 2013 together,” she stated, adding that she was still trying to come to grips with the fact that her close friend was no longer with her.“Ever since Friday…I have been at a loss for words to describe what I feel and what most of you are feeling as well. How do you write something to say at a friend’s memorial, especially when it is someone like Harris? He was simply the most humble young man you could have ever met, genuine and undoubtedly trustworthy…even this would be too much for him, but he would go out of his way to do this and more if he had the chance or it had been any of us. So we’re just trying to give him the best. In a way, this is for us and not for him, because the only way we have been able to handle this is by being together,” she stated.Struggling to contain her tears, the young woman shared that while it may be difficult for persons to believe all of the good things being said about Persaud, it was all true. “Harris was the eye in our little storm….he was the calmest, the most peaceful and most of the times the most rational. He never believed in violence, harsh words or bad blood and he always tried to teach us those virtues. I know he would want us to be strong, but I don’t think that’s something we can be right now. Harris, you deserved an eternity…and all you got was a meagre two decades,” she stated.Another of Persaud’s friends, Alarick Hossein, related that the young man had a way of making people feel welcome, and it was this trait that started their friendship. “It was my first day, so I didn’t really know anyone at all. I was just standing there eating an entire pack of Hershey’s chocolate by myself…but Harris stood there and I remember exactly what he said. He said, ‘Wham? So like the rest ah we ain’t got mouth?’ From hearing that, I figured that he would be somebody big in my life and I wasn’t wrong. He was an exceptional and remarkable young man,” Hossein said.Persaud was last seen on Wednesday by his relatives when he left home to attend classes at the University. The Police have arrested the teen’s two friends with whom he was last seen, and they are still in custody awaiting the decision whether or not they will be charged.The young men told Police that Persaud was swimming with them behind the Marriott Hotel, when a wave swept him away. They claimed that they panicked, and disposed of his clothing and other belongings.last_img read more

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Cuban deported for overstaying

first_imgA 62-year-old Cuban woman was on Friday deported after she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for overstaying in Guyana.Helena Maria Medina appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and admitted that she indeed overstayed in Guyana, decrying the economic situation in her homeland forced her to commit the offence.The prosecution contended that between June 21 and September 4, 2017, at Georgetown, Medina failed to comply with conditions subject to which a permit has been granted; that is to say, she overstayed in Guyana.Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves revealed the facts which showed that the defendant overstayed for a one-month period.On the day the accused was arrested, she was travelling in a route 94 minibus which was stopped and inspected by Police ranks.When her passport was checked, it was discovered that she had been overstaying in Guyana and as such she was arrested and charged.According to Medina, she came to Guyana to seek work as the situation in her home country is unbearable. She begged Magistrate Latchman to make an exception in her case and not to deport her, as she is also a two-time cancer survivor.However, Magistrate Latchman fined her $50,000 or a default of 14 days imprisonment. She was ordered to be escorted to the nearest airport where she is to be immediately deportedlast_img read more

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MP Report from Bob Zimmer

first_imgAs I’m sure you have heard, our Conservative Government recently introduced Economic Action Plan 2012 – a positive plan to grow Canada’s economy for today and into the future.Our economy has emerged from the global recession much better than other industrialized countries. With the help of our Government’s low-tax agenda and Canada’s Economic Action Plan, since July 2009, Canada has created over 610,000 net new jobs.In fact, independent international observers like the IMF and OECD predict Canada will be at the head of the G-7 pack in economic growth for the years ahead.- Advertisement -However, the global economy remains fragile and we cannot become complacent. That is why our Economic Action Plan 2012 continues to position Canada, and Northeastern BC, for jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity.Since taking office in 2006, our Conservative Government has been lowering taxes, helping hard-working families get ahead, supporting entrepreneurs, and creating an environment to help create long-term jobs.Building on that record, the Economic Action Plan 2012 moves forward with a positive and ambitious agenda, including measures that will support businesses and families in our riding.Advertisement To ensure Canada remains competitive, Economic Action Plan 2012 will make major new investments in advanced research, science and technology, and more. These investments will encourage innovation and position Canada to succeed in the knowledge economy of the 21st century.Our Plan also lays a strong foundation for continued job creation and economic growth with more support for training, extending the Hiring Credit for Small Business, and providing new opportunities for Canadians to gain access to the labour market. It also keeps taxes low for small- and medium-sized business, and facilitates the responsible development of Canada’s energy and natural resource sectors by realizing the objective of “one project, one review” within a clearly defined time period.Another key part of our Plan is ensuring Canada’s strong fiscal position remains secure. Seeing the situation in many European countries, Canadians know the importance of responsible spending by governments. That is why we are streamlining government operations, ending wasteful spending, and more to move Canada to balanced budgets over the medium term.We will do this without raising taxes and without cutting transfers to the provinces for services families rely on, like health care and education.Advertisement Looking towards the future, our Government is also ensuring the sustainability of our retirement income system. This includes making gradual adjustments to the Old Age Security system down the road, and moving government employee and Parliamentarian pension plans more in-line with the private sector.Our Conservative Government sees Canada for what it is – a great country on top of the world. Economic Action Plan 2012 wants to keep it that way for today and for generations of Canadians to follow.And as always, if you would like to get in touch with me, please feel free to contact my office in Fort St. John at 250-787-1194, Prince George at 250-561-7982, or Ottawa at 613-947-4524.last_img read more

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Only 30 seconds for impact

first_img Best use of music: Chevrolet. This General Motors Co. spot played on the emotional bonds so many American feel with their cars, showing various drivers buffing, driving and otherwise communing with their favorite Chevrolet vehicles, as classic pop songs play featuring the word “Chevrolet” or names of Chevy models in them, such as “409” by the Beach Boys. Best ad for a candy bar: Snickers. In this spot from Mars Inc., two auto mechanics accidentally kiss after being unable to resist chomping on opposite ends of a Snickers bar. The cure for this inadvertent moment of intimacy? “Do something manly!” says one. Both proceed to rip out handfuls of chest hair. Funniest take-off on Japanese monster movies: Garmin International Inc. brought out a hard-rock soundtrack and an Ultraman lookalike character to take on an “evil Maposaurus.” Fans of Godzilla movies could enjoy the kooky, ultra-cheap sets and cartoonish violence, although how this action proved the worthiness of Garmin’s electronic navigation devices remained unknown. Biggest surprise: A promotion for the “Late Show with David Letterman” showed the veteran late-night host munching chips on the couch, only to be reprimanded for eating with his mouth full by none other than Oprah Winfrey. By Seth Sutel 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Appearing on the Super Bowl can be just as much of an honor – and a harrowing experience – for an advertiser as it is for a football player. With some 90 million people watching and the cost for a 30 second spot reaching as much as $2.6 million, big-time money and bragging rights are both at stake. This year’s matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears isn’t only the proving ground for the best of the NFL. It’s when the advertising industry pulls out all the stops, tries out new ideas and shows off its proudest work. center_img Here, then, is one viewer’s take of some of the more memorable moments of the ads broadcast on CBS’s broadcast Sunday night: Best use of a celebrity: Kevin Federline poked fun at his own downfall from fame and sputtering rap career with a spot for Nationwide Insurance showing him dreaming about being a big-time rapper. A shout of “Fries, Federline!” from his manager brings him back to reality, as an employee in a fast-food joint. last_img read more

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Art Davis, renowned double bassist, dies

first_imgLONG BEACH – Art Davis, the renowned double bassist who played with John Coltrane and other jazz greats, has died. He was 73. Davis died of a heart attack Sunday at his home in Long Beach, his son Kimaili Davis told the Los Angeles Times for a story in Saturday’s editions. Davis was blacklisted in the 1970s for speaking up about racism in the music industry, then later earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and balanced performance dates with appointments to see patients. Known for his mastery of the instrument, Davis was able to jump between genres. He played classical music with the New York Philharmonic, was a member of the NBC, Westinghouse and CBS orchestras, and played for Broadway shows. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The most enriching experience of his career was collaborating with John Coltrane. Described by jazz critic Nat Hentoff as Coltrane’s favorite bassist, Davis performed on the saxophonist’s albums including “Ascension,” Volumes 1 and 2 of “The Africa/Brass Sessions” and “Ole Coltrane.” By following his own advice, Davis’ career flourished. He played with a long and varied list of artists: Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, John Denver, the trio Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. Davis taught at UC Irvine for two years and at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Besides his son Kimaili, Davis is survived by another son and a daughter.last_img read more

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Graduation a sore subject

first_imgNearly 20 percent of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s high school seniors have repeatedly failed the state’s exit exam and most won’t know until June – just days before graduation – whether their last attempt at the mandatory test was successful. District officials reported late Friday that fewer than half of the 1,436 seniors who took the English and math tests in February passed. Those students will get another chance to take the test in May, but will not know the results before June graduation. While those students know they’ll miss graduating with the rest of their class, about 4,500 others who took the tests last month won’t learn their status until early June. “It’s disappointing. It just shows you that we still have more work to do, especially with our English-language learner populations,” said Esther Wong, assistant superintendent of planning, assessment and research. “That’s not very good at all. I would expect the pass rate on the CAHSEE should be higher, especially if the students have completed the course requirements expected to complete high school,” Zarate said. The district has spent about $7.7 million on test preparation courses after school and on Saturdays, as well as “boot camps” before the examinations, to get their students to pass the test. But board member David Tokofsky said that given the high concentration of students at the district’s high schools, educators have reduced those who have yet to pass the exam to a “remarkably low number per high school.” “Excluding the kids who are still learning English and have special-education needs, the pass rates are quite unexpectedly remarkable,” Tokofsky said. “The only significant concern is that the parents have been informed that their kids have not passed. Otherwise, this is going to come as a big surprise to families who are thinking about graduation.” But educators are concerned that students who have failed the tests will not attend summer school and will drop out. “I just don’t want to lose any of these kids that didn’t pass in the next three to six months,” Tokofsky said. Zarate said fears of losing students are well-founded. “Their graduating-class peers have left and I can understand why they’d give up trying to pass a test that, for them, does not measure what they’ve learned,” she said. “Students get tired of testing.” And district officials have not yet determined whether they will allow those who have not passed the test by graduation to participate in the ceremonies. The district staff has recommended against their participation. naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“But there is improvement in that group, so there’s hope, and we’ll see what happens when we get the final results. “Of course, we want more of our students to pass, but our overall percentage of 82 percent passing is good and we’re aiming for better.” District officials maintained that the latest results showed progress, especially among those for English-learners and special-education students. The district’s seniors should have been in a better position at this point, said Estela Zarate, director of education policy research at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, a think tank at the University of Southern California. According to dropout studies she’s conducted, Zarate said, the district loses 30 percent to 50 percent of students who begin high school. Assuming the weaker-performing students drop out, those who remain should be able to pass the exit test. last_img read more

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Rumours: Costa changed mind about Chelsea and Wijnaldum wants 37-goal man at LFC

first_img Transfer rumours on talkSPORT 1 On 2 January, here are a selection of transfer rumours.Torino president Urbano Cairo says Joe Hart’s wages are too expensive for the club to keep him permanently. (The Times)Diego Costa has revealed he wanted to leave Chelsea last summer for family reasons and was close to returning to Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mail)Derby have offered rivals Forest £2.5m for their captain Henri Lansbury. The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer. (The Times)Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum hopes his friend Quincy Promes, a £20m target, joins him at Anfield. The 24-year-old has scored 37 goals in 72 games in Russia. (Mirror)West Ham’s 28-year-old striker Andy Carroll has ruled out a lucrative move to China, insisting he is very settled in London. (The Sun)Man United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is not looking to bring in another striker in January. “I don’t want one. Why? Because I have [Marcus] Rashford,” he said. (The Sun)Everton manager Ronald Koeman is deciding whether to let midfielder Tom Cleverley join Newcastle on loan. (Liverpool Echo)Atletico Madrid duo Antoine Griezmann, 25, and Saul Niguez, 22 are targets for Man United. Both have release clauses totalling £145m, but the club believe they will be able to negotiate and are prepared to wait until the summer. (Sunday Times)One time Everton target Axel Witsel has turned down the chance to join Juventus in favour of Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian. The 27-year-old had been playing at Zenit. (Tuttosport)Arsenal have joined the race to sign Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi, formerly of Stoke, in January. (Daily Express)Arsenal’s 19-year-old Gedion Zelalem is wanted by Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN)MORE FROM TALKSPORT.COM11 OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL TRANSFERS EVERCHELSEA SHOULD PUT EVERYTHING INTO SIGNING VIDALlast_img read more

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GOSSIP: Liverpool prepare new Keita bid, Chelsea want £44m for Costa and more!

first_imgtalkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Barcelona are lining up a move for Monaco star Kylian Mbappe as a potential replacement for Neymar, who looks increasingly likely to join PSG for a world record fee of over £180million. (Daily Mail)Liverpool are willing to pay £70million to snare the RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea want to recoup £44million for outbound striker Diego Costa, who is set to return to Atletico Madrid this summer. (The Independent)The Blues are willing to let Costa leave Stamford Bridge after agreeing a deal to sign Real Madrid ace Alvaro Morata. FULL STORY HEREManchester United could be ready to swoop for Ross Barkley. The Red Devils are monitoring the Everton midfielder, who is also a reported target for Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)Despite already spending £50million on Kyle Walker, Manchester City are also chasing Real Madrid right-back Danilio, who can also play in midfield, in a £26million deal. FULL STORY HEREMeanwhile, midfield pair Fernando and Fabian Delph are both likely to leave Man City this summer, with the club having no other plans to bring in any more central players. (The Sun)Man United must be willing to let Anthony Martial head the other way if they are to sign the Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic. (The Independent)The Red Devils are being linked with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, after the Italian hired Mino Raiola as his agent. (The Sun)West Ham have been told they will have to fork out £20million if they are to lure Arsenal into selling Jack Wilshere. (Daily Star)West Ham are closing in on the former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. FULL STORY HEREHere are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Sam Allardyce on talkSPORT: The best bits of Big Sam’s special guest appearance on the Jim White showGraeme Souness has urged Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to improve his attitude or risk ruining his last chance at a top club Liverpool NEED more signings and should ‘do whatever they have to do’ to get Virgil van Dijk, Graeme Souness tells talkSPORTAlexis Sanchez transfer latest: Paul Merson insists ‘we’ve heard it all before from Arsene Wenger’ as he claims striker will quit Arsenal this summer‘Jack Wilshere will NEVER play for Arsenal again, but he’s still the best they’ve got’ – Paul Merson’s verdictAC Milan have labelled Tottenham target Suso unsellableNewcastle have reportedly offered out-of-favour forward Aleksandar Mitrovic to Lyon if they cough up £16m to sign himSevilla are the latest club to express an interest in Manchester City defender Eliaquim MangalaTurkish giants Fenerbahce are set for showdown talks with the entourage of out-of-favour Arsenal star Lucas Perezlast_img read more

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