Japan training for Asiad-bound national volleybelles

first_imgView comments The Nationals are getting exposure via the Philippine Superliga, which accepted the squad as a guest team in the ongoing invitational conference.The team thwarted Smart-Army, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Down 11-16 in the third set, the Nationals unleashed a blistering 14-1 surge to seal the outcome.“Smart helped us be alert especially in their third set performances,” said Philippines head coach Shaq Delos Santos. But team captain Aby Maraño said the Japan camp would accelerate their preparations if only for the fact that the players’ club commitments would be set aside to allow them to focus solely on the national squad.“We haven’t had a training where the team is complete due to commitments to our club teams so I cannot measure our performance yet. We will see after the training camp,” she said in Filipino.The former La Salle star said the Asian Games would also double as their preparation for the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines will host next year.“I’m looking forward to the experience of playing with seasoned players in the Asian Games for us to be familiar with their playing styles,” she said.“We will practice whatever skill or lesson we get from there so that we’ll know what to prepare for the SEA Games,” she added. —WITH A REPORT FROM JUSTIN ROBERT VALENCIAADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volleyball national team head coach Shaq delos Santos talks to the players after their training session on Thursday. Photo by Bong LozadaThe Philippine women’s national volleyball team will hold a training camp in Japan in August to better their chances of coming up with a competitive stint in the 2018 Asian Games.The Japan stint is expected to provide the team a better preparation for the squad, which has been the target of critics questioning its inclusion to the quadrennial event.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kim leads by 4 afer 65 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Construction of R/veldt Industrial Site roads to commence soon

first_imgConstruction of the roads in Ruimveldt Industrial Site, Georgetown, are to commence soon, according to Town Clerk Royston King.According to King as of Thursday, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) workers began dismantling illegal structures and other encumbrances from around the Industrial Site, which he said were contributing to the deterioration of the roads.On Tuesday, the M&CC issued a 48-hour ultimatum for businesses in the area to voluntarily remove illegal structures on the reserves; however, that ultimatum seemingly was ignored.The damaged road at Ruimveldt Industrial SiteAs such on Thursday council workers, armed with heavy-duty equipment and blow torches swooped down on the area and began dismantling the structures and removing containers that were wantonly parked around.King present on site, reiterated that the council was there “to remove these materials from the council’s space”.He explained that the “carelessly-parked” containers were dangerous to persons who used the area, including children of a nearby daycare centre.The encumbrances, including a number of abandoned heavy-duty equipment were dismantled and transported to the Princes Street compound of M&CC, while excavators removed the containers.King pointed out that these areas such as the ‘island’ are illegally fenced off by businessmen who use the space for their personal benefit. This act he said is unfair to other businesses in the area.The roads in the area have been in deplorable conditions for many years, leading to damages of numerous vehicles that must traverse the area daily.Businesses within the Industrial Site had, just recently, expressed frustration over the deplorable conditions of the roads, with some of them citing customers’ reluctance to visit their establishments due to the impassable roads.The affected manufactures had complained that the maintenance cost to upkeep their fleet of vehicles traversing the area daily had risen exponentially due to damages caused as a result of the bad roads.Several business entities, told this newspaper that they had lobbied endlessily to no avail for years to the previous administration, and city council for the roads to be rehabilitated.On Thursday, several of these entities thank the town clerk for his intervention into the issue. The western part of the Industrial Site roads have already been repaired.last_img read more

Pitri Paksha observances – Cove and John Swami urges Green Field residents to preserve…

first_imgSwami Shivashankaranadaji speaking with children from Green Field communityIn observance of the period of Pitri Paksha in the Hindu Calender, the Guyana Sevashram Sangha (Cove and John Ashram) on Sunday distributed 100 food hampers and clothing to the less fortunate living in the depressed community of Green Field, East Coast Demerara, as residents were urged to preserve their traditions.The community was specially selected for the distribution after members of the ashram visited the area and observed residents needed help. Doing the distribution process were administrator and spiritual leader of the Sangha, Swami Shivashankaranandaji Maharaj, members, and students from the Hindu College dormitory.According to the Swami the outreach was a way of expressing gratitude to the departed souls for the contributions they made in society.Maharaj said during the period of Pitri Paksha, it is recommended that persons remember the good legacy of their foreparents and to continue to trend along the same path. He said the period of Pitri Paksha is set aside specially to recognise the sterling contributions of ancestors and in recognition Hindus offer prayers and daan (charitable donations in the form of foodstuff).He explained that as such the Ashram and kind donors contributed food items in the name of their departed ones.“Whatever act or contribution done in the name of the departed soul, it helps that soul to further develop wherever it is, during this time Karana, one of the great warriors of the Mahabharrat came back to earth to give charity and that was done in the form of food.”He also used the opportunity to call on parents to encourage their young ones to upkeep the tradition and for them to make offerings during the period to those families who have departed.“Pitri Paksha is a way of seeking blessings from the ancestor; we can do so by prayers and giving charity through food hampers.”Swami showered gratitude on all the donors for making the outreach programme a success.Speaking with residents of Green Field, the Swami encouraged the mixed community of mostly fishers, to take time off for prayers. He encouraged them to believe in God and to always think positive, and that if they want to achieve things in life then they need to make sacrifices. Beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the Sangha for the timely donation.The outreach programme is part of the seva aspect of the ashram in reaching out to the less fortunate. Many outreaches have been held by the ashram in many communities throughout Guyana.last_img read more

2 to face judge, jury for murder of money changer …1 freed

first_imgKerwin Dos Santos and George Hope, both 25, of Freeman Street, La Penitence, Georgetown were last week committed to stand trial at the Demerara High Court after they were found guilty for the murder of an America Street money changer, following the conclusion of a preliminary inquiry (PI).Kacey HeyligerThe decision was handed down by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Providence Magistrate’s Court. Magistrate Latchman found that a prima facie case was made out against Dos Santos and George. The charge against their co-accused, Kacey Heyliger, was dismissed after the Magistrate found that there was insufficient evidence.The trio was initially facing a joint charge for the capital offence of murder, but 26-year-old Heyliger exited the courtroom a free man whilst the now convicted duo will stand before a Judge and jury at the next practical sitting of the Demerara Assizes.The indictment brought against the men detailed that on February 4, 2018, at America Street, Georgetown, they murdered Shawn Nurse called “Fabulous”.According to reports, Nurse, of Apartment 33 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot during a struggle with a lone gunman, who attempted to relieve him of a large sum of foreign and local currency that he was carrying in a bag.However, the now dead man was shot to the head during the process, and was relieved of the bag containing the cash and several pieces of gold jewellery.last_img read more

City to face Arsenal or Chelsea in Carabao Cup final

first_imgSergio Aguero’s placed finish then made it 4-1 on aggregate.Marlon Pack’s header and Aden Flint’s strike gave Championship side Bristol City hope before Kevin de Bruyne turned home Sane’s cutback with the last kick.Guardiola’s side will face either Arsenal or Chelsea, who play their semi-final second leg on Wednesday, in the final at Wembley on 25 February.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola celebrates emphatically after his strong line-up took control of the Carabao Cup semi-final. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23 – Manchester City reached their first final under Pep Guardiola as the Premier League leaders beat battling Bristol City 3-2 in the Carabao Cup to meet either Arsenal or Chelsea in the final.The visitors, who won the first leg 2-1, took the lead on the night through Leroy Sane’s close-range strike.last_img read more

Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar Best Bits – March 25

first_imgThis week’s edition features an incredible interview with former Leicester City captain Steve Walsh and the director of the hit computer game Football Manager, Miles Jacobson, was in the studio too. Harry Redknapp joined us fresh from his debut win as manager of Jordan, PLUS the Daily Mirror’s own Darren Lewis and some sensational callers!Have your say on the Sports Bar, weeknights from 10pm on 08717 22 33 44last_img


first_imgIT is what staff have been saying at Letterkenny hospital for months – and now two TDs agreed after meeting their managers…the hospital is in a staffing crisis.Speaking today after a number of meetings with HSE management regarding the staffing issues at Letterkenny General Hospital, Sinn Féin TDs for both Donegal constituencies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig MacLochlainn expressed their alarm regarding a looming staffing crisis as a result of the requirement to implement the Working Time Directive.The Donegal TDs said: “Over the past number of years we have consistently raised the issue of staffing at Letterkenny General Hospital at a local and national level. “Our investigations revealed the scandal that Letterkenny General Hospital has been getting the lowest budgetary allocation and the lowest allocation of medical staff per numbers of in-patients in comparison with all other hospitals in the state.“This revelation only increases our admiration for the tremendous staff at the hospital who have proven time and time again their ability to do more with less but it would appear that consistent under resourcing of our hospital is about to wreak havoc.“Currently the hospital has been granted an exemption from the implementation of the Working Time Directive for Junior Doctors as a result of the flooding last year but it is clear from our discussions that the implementation of this Directive will present a monumental staffing crisis for the hospital.“For example, the number of medical junior doctors required to comply with the terms of the Working Time Directive is 15 WTE but that Department is currently operating with just 6.5 WTE – not even half of the required amount. They continued: “While we recognise that there are genuine challenges in relation to recruiting staff members to the hospital, it is our view that this problem was never addressed in a meaningful way.“There is a clear need to develop not only a short term strategy to deal with the immediate issue of implementing the Working Time Directive but also a long term strategy to ensure that the Hospital can recruit key positions to prevent the loss of key services in the county.“It is our view that the general public are unaware of the true extent of this problem and the devastating consequences it could have on our hospital services.“We will be announcing details of a public information meeting in the coming weeks in order to inform people in the county of the situation and to embark on a campaign to mobilise public support for the Hospital.“The campaign will focus on three main objectives – to ensure that Letterkenny General Hospital is given a Regional Hospital status, to achieve a fair budget for the Hospital and to ensure appropriate staffing levels to prevent loss of key services in the Hospital.” LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL FACING ANOTHER STAFFING CRISIS – TDs was last modified: February 6th, 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:letterkenny hospitalPadraig MacLochlainn TDPearse DohertySinn Feinstaffing crisislast_img read more


first_imgCallum and Elle enjoy the Donegal Game on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaidA LAST-gasp Michael Murphy rescued a point for Donegal against Meath in their Division 2 clash in Ballybofey.Brian McDaid from the Cristeph Gallery was there to capture the faces in the crowd.Rory Brogan Meabh and John Mc Glinchey from Raphoe pictured at the game todayBobby Mc Memamin with his grandson Rohan at the game in Ballybofey on Sunday Photo Brian McDaid/Cristeph  Were you at the game.Donegal fans at the game on Sunday in Ballybofey. Photos Brian McDaid/Cristeph Amanda and Michael Blaney from Fanad pictured at the Donegal Game on Sunday.. Photo Brian McDaid Joe Devine and Conal Duggan from Letterkenny pictured in Ballybofey for the Donegal game. Photo Brian McDaid/Cristeph Cathal and Donna Dorrian from Killygordan at the game on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaid  Paul Blaney at the Donegal game on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaidSylvester and Leo Clancey supporting Donegal with Eoin and Brian Colleely from Meath at the game in Ballybofey. Photo Brian McDaidGetting ready for the game on Sunday.John James, Charlie Collins Damien Carr. Brendan O Donnell, Shuan Byrne, Micheal Gillespie,Barney Gallagher, Eddie Walsh and Willie Doherty. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephNiamh , Ben, Paul, Emee and Loraine Mc Daid from Carndonagh pictured at the game in Balllybofey. Co. Chairman Sean Dunnion Joyce Mc Mullen and John Friel pictured at the game in Ballybofey on Sunday.Christy Toye One of Donegal’s best players in the game against Meath. Photo Brian McDaid  PICTURE SPECIAL: WERE YOU A FACE IN THE CROWD AT MacCUMHAILL PARK? was last modified: March 9th, 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:BallybofeyBrian McDaidDonegal v MeathMACCUMHAILL PARKpicture speciallast_img read more


first_imgCastlefinn Community NotesWhist: 10/9/2014Ladies. 1st Bridie Campbell, Castlederg 163 2nd and 3rd TIE: Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn, Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey, Molly O Haire, Strabane and Patsy Mc Granaghan all score 162. Gents. 1st Kathleen Mc Cay, Strabane 164 2nd and 3rd TIE: Joe Corry, Castlederg and Tommy Murphy, Letterkenny both 1631st Half:Billie Meehan, Castlefinn 832nd Half: TIE: Bob Glackin, Castlederg and Annie Callaghan, Killygordon both score 84Snowball:Next week’s snowball is 182 or better for 110 euro.Everyone welcome to attendCastlefinn CPI Community Childcare Places are still available for daycare and afterschool care (afterschool pickup service available) if interested please contact Tina at 074-9143909Quiz NightThere will be a table quiz in McBrides Lounge Castlefinn on Thursday October 2nd at 9pm sharp.Table of 4 costs 25 euro with 1st prize of 100 euro, 2nd prize is 4 bottles of wine and there will be spot prizes. All enquiries please contact Vincent Lafferty on 0871265035. In aid of caged birds society. Parent and Toddler GroupParent and toddler group will be starting at the CPI on Tuesday the 16th of September from 10.30 to 12 noon. Please call the CPI on 0749143976Computer ClassesInterested in learning Computers? From September the CPI will be holding computer courses. For more information contact the CPI on 074914397Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to joinDoneyloop Youth Club LtdThe Annual General Meeting of Doneyloop Youth Club Ltd. will be held in the Youth Club premises, Doneyloop on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 8pm. Everyone is welcomeUnwanted ChinaDo you have any unwanted china teapots, Coffeepots or tea sets that are gathering dust?The CPI is looking for donations for display and use purposes at the white house peace garden.Please contact the CPI if you are interested in donating any of the above on 0749143976. Any donations will be gratefully received.St Safan’s N.S (Doneyloop)We are hosting a Grandparents Day on Thursday, 23rd October at 11.15 am in our school. There will be tea, a guided tour by your grand-children, demonstration of our craft making & maybe even a few songs.Mass will be celebrated in the school on Monday 24th November @ 12.30 pm to mark the 20th Anniversary of the schools opening.We are inviting all parents, grandparents & pupils (past & present) to our mass. Light refreshments will follow.DD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN CPI CENTRE LAUNCH COMPUTER CLASSES NEXT MONTH was last modified: September 11th, 2014 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:castlefinnCPI CentreDD LocalFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Leading South Africa’s youth out of poverty

first_imgZayrah believes in builidng a new generation of leaders who will lead development and be exemplary custodians of good governance. The team at Zayrah are united by a common goal – to lead young South Africans out of poverty.(Images: Zayrah) MEDIA CONTACTS • Amu Mayimele   Founder, Zayrah   +27 74 208 6904 RELATED ARTICLES • Education rights affirmed • Taking ballet to township kids • Inner city kids learn about film • Safeguarding our future leaders • New uniforms for needy pupilsCadine PillayYouth-led development agency Zayrah has taken the initiative in transforming young disadvantaged South Africans into educated, active citizens.The team at Zayrah, all united by their passion for post-conflict and young leadership development, have adopted a holistic approach to poverty problem solving. The five goals around which their projects revolve are human security, education, social cohesion, entrepreneurship and leadership.Zayrah, which derives from the Hebrew word ‘zera’, meaning ‘seed’, uses its advocacy for these goals to empower young people and alleviate poverty through y the projects.The organisation will participate in Rotary International Health Day in May 2013, where it will focus on the youth perspective of Health Day, as well as information, awareness, and a youth dialogue on health education.Zayrah is currently organising the African Youth Charter Summit, taking place in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam from 3 to 7 July 2013. Young leaders from around Africa will discuss ways to take the continent to the next level and identify Africa’s future needs.Helping the community with health careZayrah was launched in March 2012 and since then, has gone on to running a healthcare support program that works with a home-based care centre called the Phadima Gape Community Organisation in Soshanguve, Pretoria.At the centre, there are a team of devoted women aged between 20 and 50 who are committed to caring for the elderly and ailing in their communities. These women pride themselves on service above self, providing care to patients undergoing treatment for HIV/Aids, TB, diabetes, high blood pressure and those who have suffered strokes or require wound care.These women of Phadima Gape assist the people under their care with taking their medication and accompanying them to the clinics to receive treatment. They cook for, do laundry for and clean the homes of patients who are unable to care for themselves, and they help the children of their patients with their homework and keep a watchful eye over the little ones.Phadima Gape also provides these communities with counselling and education on health issues. Zayrah seeks to facilitate relationships between businesses or other organisations and Phadima Gape, so that they may receive the necessary long-term funding to continue their work in the future.“We believe in people who are healthy, living in safe conditions, who are educated to make better decisions and inspired to be active citizens in society,” says Amu Mayimele, social entrepreneur and founder of Zayrah. “We moreover believe in a new generation of leaders who will lead development and are exemplary custodians of good governance.”The power of the youthMayimele, 27, graduated from Limpopo University with an accounting degree, but after a couple of years working for a corporate accountancy firm she realised that “there has to be more to life than just a career”.She had already been involved in various youth leadership projects and initiatives for more than a decade, including a stint as financial officer of the International Youth Council, a UN program that seeks to get young people involved in running programs in line with UN goals, and so it was decided that she would set out on her own development project, Zayrah.Soon afterwards, Mayimele was invited to be part of the Power of Youth summit that took place in June 2012 in Cape Town. This is an annual international event that brings together the top young social entrepreneurs from all over the world.“Most people think I am crazy and it can be a lonely journey at times,” she says, but insists that anybody who might doubt her vision for a different Africa only serves as her greatest motivation to make it all happen.Today Mayimele is a well-known and influential youth leader who has facilitated a few programmes including a dialogue on democracy for youth participation in the Fiji Islands.‘Help should come from within ‘“Every day we see people struggling to keep going. Families experience difficulties to put three meals on the table while others have no access to clean drinking water or hygienic toilet facilities,” says Nirvana Naidoo, one of the youth leaders of Zayrah.“They live in deteriorating housing conditions. These people fight against sickness and poverty to survive. They always live in the hope that one day they will get some help from the government – but Zayrah is here to say that help should start from within,” she says.This is why Mayimele and her team of young South Africans at Zayrah believe that overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, but that the right to dignity and a decent life is a fundamental human right.In its efforts to transform society, Zayrah provides people in townships with counselling and courses on dignity, so that they may live a life better than their circumstances. It also provides books for school libraries and empowers children with dignity courses in schools in South Africa.“Zayrah exists to transform society and to restore dignity,” Mayimele adds.The organisation is a great advocate of young people’s initiatives and constantly seeks to enhance and promote developmental solutions from the youth perspective through workshops and training, inspiring change and restoring dignity.Education for everyoneZayrah has recently taken its efforts abroad – in South Sudan the organisation is working with the International Youth Council of South Sudan to help establish a learning centre in that country, to bring down illiteracy levels and enable access to education for all.The project’s concept is to bring libraries, computers and internet services closer to the communities living in Magwi County. Its main aim is to provide access to learning materials and internet services to every person – children and adults, disabled students, teachers, university students and scholars, officials, community based organisations, migrants and returnees, internally displaced persons, the disabled and orphaned war children.last_img read more