‘Surprised’ Paul Desiderio excited to join Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas at NLEX

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m ready and it’s a big thing that I will join Manong and Kevin (Alas) because they have a lot more experience compared to mine,” said Desiderio, referring to Kiefer Ravena.Ravena, though, could only join Desiderio on the floor once his Fiba-mandated suspension in violation of anti-doping protocol is over.“Even in practice I know that I will learn a lot from them,” added Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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 Paul Desiderio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—“Atin to!” is coming to the PBA, and NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao knows it.Guiao used a variation of University of the Philippines “Atin To!” battlecry in announcing that he’ll be selecting the inspiring Paul Desiderio as the Road Warriors’ pick in the first round of the PBA Draft Sunday at Robinson’s Manila.ADVERTISEMENT CJ Perez, Ray Parks go 1-2, Paul Desiderio goes to NLEX at No. 4 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Sa amin na ‘to (This belongs to us),” said Guiao before announcing Desiderio as the fourth overall pick, and this intro sent shivers, and pressure, to the new Road Warrior.“I was surprised really because I didn’t expect that I’d be picked ahead of the other guys,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “I’m just so blessed that I’m going to NLEX and my goal right now is to not disappoint coach Yeng.”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 ChrissThe Fighting Maroons used Desiderio’s “Atin to!” shout back in the opening game of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament into their mantra during the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.Desiderio, who graduated UP as the captain of the Fighting Maroons, will join a stellar NLEX backcourt that has Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Road Construction Company ‘Remains’ Committed to Projects

first_imgSSF Entrepreneur Inc., one of the companies (re)constructing Liberia’s road networks, has pledged its commitment to all the road project contracts it undertook from the Government.It said despite the challenges, it was still committed to all the contracts that it signed with the Government of Liberia.SSF, through its CEO, Shawki Fawaz, made the vow at a press conference in Monrovia Wednesday, January 15.He said Liberia has many infrastructural challenges and that they have pledged themselves in the ongoing reconstruction of the country ravaged by years of civil conflict.Fawaz’s commitment comes in the wake of constant reports in the public that the company is dealing clandestinely and most of its contracts were awarded fraudulently.SSF said at no time did it get a fraudulent contract as had been reported in a local daily. The daily alleged that the company colluded with officials of the Ministry of Public Works to extort and expropriate (steal) from the Liberian Government through the awarding of fake road contracts across the country.“SSF deals with the Liberian Government and people in good faith and will continue to do that in keeping with its operational rules. That all of the contracts awarded the company were legitimate and followed all of the necessary transparency regimes on the Liberian books and that SSF has no interest whatsoever in engaging into fake arrangement as the company has since distinguished and exemplified itself by the excellent manner in which it has conducted business in Liberia over the years,” Fawaz stressed.He further that the malicious publications are certainly a financed effort to blemish his company’s “enviable reputation” and said “such ventures will yield no results, as SSF stands taller and firmer.”Among the roads that the company (re)constructing are AB Tolbert and Duport Roads in Paynesville City and Marshall road, off the main road leading to Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local college employee begins new chapter in life

first_imgNapier turned 55 in the year 2006 and decided to begin writing his book. His 100,000 word first draft took over two years, while the second draft took another two. His third and final edit, came at the request of his publisher, PublishAmerica.“Satsujinken: the Sword that Spares Life” is available through amazon.ca and Barnes and Noble. It will also soon be published as an e-book. A staff member of the Northern Lights College has recently published his first book.Jack Napier, who goes by J. Logan Napier as his pen name, has recently completed his first book, a 346 page adventure novel titled “Satsujinken: the Sword that Spares Life.”- Advertisement -The novel focuses on how people with different customs, struggling in different cultures can work together to achieve common goals.Napier, who works in the Facilities department at the Dawson Creek NLC, says his inspiration comes from two college instructors. He says an instructor at George Brown College in Toronto told him to pursue writing as a career, but Napier says he felt he lacked the “maturity to right at that time.”Napier studied a variety of topics throughout his life, focusing on African cultures and martial arts. However, it was not until he studied Anthropology with Dr. Zahra Montazer at NLC, did he feel confident to begin writing his novel.He says “I will always remember what Zahra said about when you are researching other cultures – don’t compare them to ours. She made all the difference in helping me get this book completed.”Advertisementlast_img read more

GAA NOTES: ST MARY’S, CONVOY

first_imgThe lotto results for 14/02/12 CE,FH,KK,LK One winner €100 Joe Blake Convoy. Next week’s jackpot €4000Training is next Saturday morning for underage 10 -11 u 14 girls and 11-12 u8 -u12 boys and girls. Bring your own drink please.Thanks to all who helped in any way with the bag pack well done Tickets are available from any commitee member for our big Development Draw that take place 8th April in Mannies Bar Convoy €10 for 1 or €20 for book of 3 ticket sellers will be around over the next few weeks thanks again to everyone for their continued support.CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS NOW DUE €20 ADULTS AND €3 FOR U18Mens training is on  Tuesday evening.Ladies and Minor Training tuesday at 6.30 and Sunday morning at 10am. Gaelic For Mothers and others Training on Wed at 8.15 NEW MEMBERS WELCOME come along and join the fun.From P.R.O Mairead Browne (0872140060)GAA NOTES: ST MARY’S, CONVOY was last modified: February 19th, 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:ST.MARY’S CONVOY GAA NOTESlast_img read more

Liverpool Ladies appoint former Leeds United manager

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Redfearn, 52, had three spells at Elland Road and a brief stint in charge of Rotherham in the Championship.He joins the Reds after a stint in charge of Doncaster Belles, where he steered the team to the Women’s Super League 2 title“It is a massive privilege and real honour for me to have been appointed as manager of Liverpool Ladies,” said Redfearn.“It is a team with big potential which should be challenging for trophies on a regular basis. Neil Redfearn is the new Liverpool Ladies manager 1 Latest Liverpool news on talkSPORT.com Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings REVEALED Liverpool Ladies have confirmed the appointment of Neil Redfearn as their new manager.The former Leeds United caretaker manager has signed a contract until the 2018/19 season. smart causal “Liverpool Football Club is a huge club and I have every confidence that we will be competing at the top end of the Women’s Super League this season.”Liverpool’s chief executive Peter Moore said he was impressed by Redfearn’s enthusiasm, desire and ambition.“He was the real outstanding candidate and we are all delighted to have him on board.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img silverware RANKED How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

Track Set For MVC Indoor Championship

first_imgStory Links The Drake University men’s and women’s track and field teams travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, this weekend for the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships. The Bulldogs head to the UNI Dome having recorded 21 total performances in 17 events that currently rank in the top-10 in the MVC.In the league’s annual pre-championship poll, both the men’s and women’s teams were predicted to finish seventh. However, with six indoor meets and numerous personal bests and all-time top-10 performances to date, the Bulldogs are optimistic to continue that trend and climb up the Valley standings. Below are a handful of athletes poised to make contributions towards that goal for the Bulldogs.DistanceSenior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) leads the women’s team into the championship after taking fifth place in the 3,000 meters last year. This season, she owns the third-fastest mile time in the Valley (4:50.70) and the fourth-fastest 3,000-meter time (9:37.89). She also set the school record in the 5,000 meters at 16:17.30, but is not entered in that event for the MVC Championship.Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) will both compete in the 3,000-meter event. Fischer holds the fifth fastest time in the MVC (8:06.88), while McCann (8:17.44) falls just a few seconds behind with the ninth fastest. Fischer will also race in the 5,000 meters while McCann will compete in the mile. The duo both bring an wealth of experience to the Championships with Fischer having finished seventh in the 5,000 meters last season while McCann was third in the mile last season.Sprints/HurdlesMary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) owns the third-fastest 60-meter hurdles in the MVC this season with a personal best of 8.52 at the Holiday Inn Invitational. As a sophomore, she aims to improve upon her third-place showing from last season when she clocked a personal best of 8.49. Young will also step into the blocks in the 200 meters and run a leg on the Bulldogs’ 4×400-meter relay. Another sophomore, Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Cali.), once again looks to perform well for the Bulldogs. She ranks seventh in the MVC in the 400-meter dash this season with a time of 56.45, but owns an indoor personal best of 56.37. She too will compete in the 200 meters and  contribute on the 4×400-meter relay.For the men, Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) ranks in the top 10 in the MVC in both the 60 and 200 meters. The senior recorded a fifth place finish in the 60 meters at the MVC Conference Championships last season, and has potential to improve upon that this year having already run 6.83 a time that is 0.10 faster than his fifth-place time last season. Teammate Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, Netherlands) holds the second fastest time in the MVC in the 400 meters as he shattered a 34-year-old school record in the event with a time of 47.53 in this, his first season as a Bulldog. He will also spend time on the Bulldogs’ 4×400-meter relay.JumpsSophomore Taryn Rolle (Nassau, Bahamas) will compete in both the long jump and the triple jump events. Her best triple jump performance of the season (40-8.25) is the second best in the conference and the second longest in Drake history. The Drake record holder in that event, Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) has jumped 39-9.25 this season and owns the school record with a mark of 40-9.75 set in a fifth-place finish at last year’s MVC Championship. Earlier this season, Bell unleashed a long jump of 19-7.5 that ranks as the top jump in the Valley this season and the third-best in school history.In the men’s triple jump Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn) ranks eighth in the MVC with a jump of 46-10. He owns an indoor best of 47-2.5 and finished eight in the event at last year’s championship.Ryan Cook (Colorado Springs, Co.) and freshman Forest Moses (Highland Park, Ill.) both have top ten conference rankings in the high jump. Separated by a two inches with Cook clearing 6-8, the duo hopes to offer solid performances for the Bulldogs.The Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships begin Saturday, Feb.27 at 9:30 a.m. with the multi-events. Field events follow with a start time of 1:15 p.m., and the track events begin at 3:00 p.m. The competition continues Sunday, Feb. 28, with multi-events kicking off at 9:30 a.m., field events at 11:30 a.m., and track events beginning at 1:25 p.m. Print Friendly Version The Valley On ESPN3 (Sat.) Schedule Live Results Championship Central The Valley On ESPN3 (Sun.) last_img read more

Widespread sadness at passing of tragic Lifford man Ruby

first_imgTributes have been paid to popular Lifford man Joe Ruby Colhoun who passed away in tragic circumstances at the weekend. Ruby spent months looking for his missing son David after he went missing along the River Foyle in 2011.Tragically Ruby was taken from the same stretch of river last week and sadly passed away on Saturday last. Devoted dad Ruby had spent months searching for his son along with rescue teams from both sides of the border.David’s remains were eventually located by a man doing digger work in February, 2012, giving the Colhoun family some shred of comfort.At the time Ruby had vowed to find his missing son so he could bury him alongside his mother and Joe’s late wife who had died of a brain tumour the previous year.When David’s remains were found, Joe said his search was over. The late David Colhoun.He said “This is all I have been looking for all these months. Our lives have been hell.“Now we can put David’s soul to rest once and for all. I could not have rested or stopped searching until I found him.“I no longer have to go down to that river everyday looking and knowing he is in there.“He is safe again now. He will be beside his mother forever and I can take some peace in that for the rest of my own days.”Tragically Joe was found in the River Foyle last Friday and passed away the following day. Tributes have been paid to the late Mr Colhoun who was a well-known fisherman and community activist.Among the many who paid tribute to the popular Lifford man were his friends at the Lifford Greyhound Track.May he rest in peace.Widespread sadness at passing of tragic Lifford man Ruby was last modified: August 9th, 2018 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

FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City It might have been that middle blocker Celine Domingo used to don the red of the Lady Warriors, but skipper Bernadeth Pons echoed her mentor’s words.Pons admitted what they displayed in their victory over UE, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, wasn’t their best and they vow to do better in the future games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We all know that the way we played wasn’t in the level on what we are capable of,” said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We weren’t at one hundred percent there, coach said that it was just 60 percent.”The 0-6 Lady Warriors, who played their first game without beleaguered former head coach Francis Vicente, managed to steal the third set to prevent a sweep. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next LATEST STORIES FEU posts 2nd straight win at expense of UE Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We have to explain to each other that we have to give it all especially in our future games,” added Pons as she finished with 21 points.As for Domingo, putting up 19 points and scoring off six blocks was a testament that she’s happy with her current situation with the Lady Tamaraws as they improved to 3-2 in the standings.“It’s quite challenging because I was thinking that I used to play with these girls in front of me, I was with them two years ago,” said Domingo in Filipino. “So what I did is play, do my part, and show that I am happy here in FEU.”Domingo was vital in the clutch for FEU, first denying Mary Ann Mendrez for the Lady Tamaraws’ 23-19 lead in the fourth before scoring an off-balanced kill for her team’s 24-21 match point.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum View comments Far Eastern University head coach George Pascua said that his players did show a little bit of mercy when they beat University of the East in four sets in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Valdez, Creamline yet to solve Bali Pure puzzle

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Bualee is the PVL’s most decorated import with her achievements dating back to when the league was still named the Shakey’s V-League.Included in Bualee’s resume are six Best Scorers, two conference MVPs, and one Finals MVP.Valdez added they have to find a way to finish matches stronger after dropping the third set against the Water Defenders in quick fashion.“It’s really frustrating, you get the first set, you almost win the second set then your energy and confidence, as a team, just plummets come the third set,” said Valdez, who had 12 points in the loss. “This is a learning experience for the team and I hope we can change the mindset come the second game.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bali Pure edges Creamline in Game 1 of PVL semis MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline skipper Alyssa Valdez said Saturday that their miserable record against Bali Pure has certainly affected the entire team, and with the Cool Smashers battling for a spot in the finals the ace hitter added they better change their mindset.“Definitely the record is affecting the team,” said Valdez after losing for a third straight time to the Water Defenders, dropping a 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21 in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Valdez and company are 0-3 against the Water Defenders dating back to the elimination round.Bali Pure’s first win came off a four-setter, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 28-26, back in May 16 when Valdez carried the Cool Smashers with 27 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCreamline again lost for a second time a week later, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7, but Valdez played sparingly and she finished with just two points.“We’re really working hard to perform well and give a good fight, and we failed to give our opponents that,” said Valdez. “Bali Pure is a veteran team with Jeng [Bualee] and Grethcel [Soltones] have played in commercial leagues and international competitions.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Recovering De Ocampo vows to be ready come Game 3

first_imgBut de Ocampo vowed to come out better for Game 3 on Sunday, where he expects his body to be at a better shape to help TNT once again gain advantage in the championship duel.“I’ll be ready for the next game,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES “We talked about it, that if he needs me, I can play,” he said.Considering that de Ocampo is still on the road to recovery following his week-long battle with flu, the 35-year-old tried to be the source of inspiration to the KaTropa as they lost hold of their early 17-point advantage and allowed San Miguel to zoom ahead in the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, he could only do so much as TNT fell, 102-88, and  the Beermen equalized the best-of-seven series to one game apiece.“I tried but it’s obvious that I’m still not at 100-percent. We couldn’t win today,” he said, as he finished with three points in his eight minutes on the floor. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Santos happy to show what he can do from the bench WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRanidel de Ocampo knew he had to make his presence felt.With TNT going scoreless for the first seven minutes of the second quarter, the veteran forward gave coach Nash Racela the look and got himself on the floor for the first time in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more