Wrecking Balls get last PVL men’s semis berth

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ronaldo says his ‘brilliance’ bothers people 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES The other semis pairing pits No. 2 Mega Builders against third-seed and defending champion Air Force.Isaah Arda, Paolo Publico and Israel Encina each chipped in 10 points for the Wrecking Balls, who also beat the Troopers, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, in their elimination game face-off last July 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“The boys were just determined to get the win,” said Sta. Elena coach Arnold Laniog.The Wrecking Balls dominated Café Lupe at the close of the elims to finish tied for fourth with Army at 4-3, and force a sudden death for the last semis seat. Celest Flores-Colina Sta. Elena Construction gave Army the boot with a 25-17, 25-19, 29-27 win Wednesday to complete the semifinals cast of the the men’s division of the Premier Volleyball League.League-leading scorer Berlin Paglinawan unleashed 20 points to tow the Wrecking Balls into the Final Four duel, where they will face top-seeded Cignal TV HD Spikers staring Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

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Lee Anthropology Students Experience Post-Ebola Liberia

first_imgFor three weeks in May, five anthropology majors and their professors, Dr. Arlie Tagayuna and Dr. Murl Dirksen, interacted with the people and culture of Liberia. They were part of a larger Lee University team effort, which was organized by Dr. Carolyn Dirksen, director of the Center of Excellence.The academic purpose of the trip was to record the distresses caused by a 14-year civil war and the Ebola pandemic by hearing and collecting survival stories, aiding in the needs assessment of the Phebe Gray Orphanage, and studying a traditional rural African village. The cultural experience of civil war and disease were made a reality to the students in a number of ways. The group was housed in the guest quarters of the Samaritan Purse Ebola Treatment facility where they heard from the facility’s doctors and other staff members. At the orphanage, the students interviewed staff members who operate the children’s home and learned how, during the epidemic, every minute of every day was a matter of prayer and faith, and taking special precautions of ‘washing hands, washing and more washing.’ In the bush village, the goal was ethnographic research, understanding the way of life of a bush village, by spending time with the elders, youth and experiencing daily life. These types of field studies are part of the anthropology program at Lee, but this was a unique international trip and students were specifically selected for the research project. Two of the team of anthropology students had already lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa. Rachel Richards had spent two years in a village in Mozambique and Spencer Smith had been in rural Sierra Leone for two summers. Although not in Africa, Barbara Curran had lived in East Timor with Youth With A Mission, and Georgia Wright and Abigail Christopher had been with Dr. Dirksen on the Colorado archaeological excavation. Ms. Christopher was awarded a Ledford Summer Research Fellowship from the Appalachian College Association to help fund her participation in the Liberia trip. All team members were very familiar with anthropological research and the project director. Although there were certain dangers associated with this type of experience, precautions were taken to ensure physical safety. In May, Liberia had not had any new cases of Ebola in 42 days and the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free. Liberia had over 4,700 deaths, with Ebola claiming more than 11,000 lives in the region. The team’s purpose there was to learn what a series of national crises can do to people, and to show solidarity with the people of Liberia. As Dr. Carolyn Dirksen remarked on a nationwide radio interview, “It is our moral obligation to be here. As an ex-slave colony, Liberia is really part of the United States; and we must stand and support our fellow citizens as they rebuild their country.” Liberian people are resilient. The students found that one major factor of national recovery and development is education; and most Liberians want more educational opportunities. Dr. Murl Dirksen remarked, “I have traveled with a lot of Lee student groups, but anthropology majors are the best to take internationally because they understand the dynamics of culture, want to engage with local people, and recognize that this is part of what they will be doing for the rest of their lives. In Liberia they were wonderful! They sincerely enjoyed worshipping and praying with fellow believers, playing with children and spending time with the orphanage staff, and sitting and visiting with the folks of the rural community.” Dr. Murl Dirksen will have two more field schools this summer continuing the excavation at Eagle Rock Shelter near Delta, Colorado. Also this summer, Dr. Richard Jones begins his survey and test excavations of the North River basin near Tellico. (Source: www.thechattanoogan.com).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ten-man Gor held by USM Alger in Confed tie

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Jacques Tuyisenge vies for the ball with USM Alger’s Mohammed Bekhenmassa during a CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 20`18. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 16- Ten-man Gor Mahia was held to a barren draw by Algerian side USM Alger in a Group D CAF Confederation Cup tie staged at a soggy Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Wednesday night.The 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions had to play over 35 minutes of the match with one man less after defender Joash Onyango was sent off for a second yellow card, but they managed to hold their own and even had chances to win the clash. It was the same old story for K’Ogalo as they created many open scoring opportunities but they couldn’t finish any of them, settling for their second consecutive draw in the competition.It wasn’t the best of evenings for both clubs before the tie.Huge traffic along the Thika Super Highway saw the two teams arrive in the stadium late, an hour to kick-off and they had to contend with less than 15 minutes of warm up on the pitch.Officials of both teams had to disembark from their vehicles to open up the congested highway, seeing them arrive in the stadium a few minutes past 6pm.The conditions on the pitch were not helping either. Heavy rains that had hit the city for close to two hours in the evening saw the newly laid ground fail to hold and at times the players had difficulty moving the ball around the pitch.But it was the visitors who had a faster start to the tie.Winger Abderahmane Meziane was a constant threat for the Gor backline with his pace and trickery on the ball and just three minutes in, he had shouts for a penalty assumed by the referee when he went down inside the box from a Joash Onyango challenge.On the other end, Gor had their first effort at goal seven minutes into the game when George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo turned to his favorite right foot from the left side of the pitch but his rising shot was no trouble for USM goalkeeper Mohamed Lamine.In the 14th minute, USM’s Ayub Abdellaoui made a superb tackle at the edge of the box to pluck the ball away from Ephraim Guikan as the Ivorian surged forward on goal from a sleek Odhiambo through pass.The visitors had started with the tempo high but seemed to tire as the game progressed, with Gor picking up the cue and building up the tempo passing the ball around the park well.-Guikan chance-A sweeping team move from Gor in the 22nd minute almost bore fruit for the opener but Guikan’s glancing header was saved by the keeper.The Ivorian adjusted his body well from a tight angle to swing the ball at goal after being picked out with a well weighted cross from Godfrey Walusimbi.On the half hour mark, Gor should have surely been ahead.An interchange of passes on the right wing saw the ball fall on the impressive Francis Kahata and the left footed player took a first time cross into the box with his weaker right, landing on an unmarked Odhiambo.Gor Mahia’s Ephraim Guikan vies for the ball with USM Alger’s Mohammed Bekhenmassa during a CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHowever, the winger’s header was stopped by a brilliant save from Lamine and the rebound blasted against the upright.On the other end, USM had penalty appeals ignored by the ref again, though this time he seemed to have thought about it with the whistle headed to his mouth after the ball seemed to have knocked Kahata’s arms as he controlled defending a freekick inside the box.A minute to the break, Guikan had another chance when his connection at the near post from a Walusimbi delivery was blocked for a corner.-Second half-Just like they did in the first, the visitors had a better second half start and four minutes in, an unmarked Rafik Bouderbal saw his volley from the right go over.In the eighth minute, Alger had an even closer chance when Faouzi Yaya’s shot after dancing past a forest of legs in the box was blocked and  Mohammed Meftah’s effort from the rebound went inches wide with Boniface Oluoch beaten.Gor’s drive was hugely punctured in the 55th minute when Oluoch was booked for the second time in the game after shoving down Yaya on the right.Kerr’s reaction was to shift Mieno into central defense while Tuyisenge dropped deeper into midfield leaving Guikan as the lone attacker.The visitors responded with an attacking change, Oualid Ardji replacing Bouderbal in attack. They had a few minutes of dominance, but again, it was Gor who pulled up double the effort.They had a brilliant scoring opportunity in the 66th minute which once again went to waste. Tuyisenge’s shot from distance was spilled by the goalkeeper and the Rwandese raced to the rebound but took too many touches on the ball, allowing the defense to race back and clear.Francis Kahata had another effort minutes later with a low shot from the right which was deflected for a corner.On the other end, Mohammed Benyahia almost caught Boniface Oluoch off his line with a shot from distance, but the effort went wide.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img

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For the record

first_imgAn editorial Thursday incorrectly stated that Sempra Energy owns Southern California Edison. Sempra actually owns the Southern California Gas Co. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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McGlynn Named MVC Defensive Player Of the Year

first_imgDrake University senior Nick McGlynn has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year, the league announced Tuesday, March 5.Earlier today, McGlynn was named first-team All-MVC and a member of the league’s All-Defensive team after helping lead the Bulldogs to their first regular-season league title since 2008.McGlynn is the first Bulldog to earn Defensive Player of the Year honors since the award’s creation in 1989.In addition to leading Drake in scoring (15.6 ppg) and rebounds (8.5 rpg), he was tops in the Valley in defensive rebounds by 6.6 per game and second in blocks per game with 1.6 per outing.His 52 total blocks on the season helped him become Drake’s all-time leader in blocks and he was a part of a defensive rebounding effort that led the league. The Valley also revealed that McGlynn finished second in Larry Bird Player of the Year voting behind eventual winner Marques Townes. McGlynn and the Bulldogs continue their historic season Friday in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament at 6 p.m. in St. Louis. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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TWIN-TASTIC! DONEGAL FAMILY STORM IRISH WORLD DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS!

first_imgWhat a week it has been for the Shevlin twins from Letterkenny.Niamh and Gavin Shevlin celebrate in Montreal.Gavin and sister Niamh, 18, both headed to Montreal to compete in the Irish Dancing World Championships.And both well and truly did the business. Gavin came 1st and Naomh came 10th.Parents Michael and Gerlyn, from Bomany, also traveled with their children. Proud is not the word!Congrats to all the Shevlins.Niamh and Gavin with their proud parents.TWIN-TASTIC! DONEGAL FAMILY STORM IRISH WORLD DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS! was last modified: April 5th, 2015 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

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Conor McGregor’s future is healthy, wealthy and bright after Mayweather bout

first_imgLAS VEGAS >> Conor McGregor has already won.Even if the loquacious Irishman takes the one-sided beating that most expect him to receive from Floyd Mayweather in the boxing spectacle of the summer, the UFC champion has earned life-changing wealth simply by getting into the Vegas ring. Getting knocked out wouldn’t change that the most famous man in mixed martial arts would still have an unprecedented perch as a powerful player in two combat sports.UFC President Dana White puts it succinctly: …last_img

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The One Technology You Should Invest In Now

first_imgIn a presentation that I saw today, one slide features a Swiss Army knife. The following slide was a massive Swiss Army knife, much larger than anything I had ever seen before. As soon as I saw the second slide, I was struck by the concept. More is not better than better.The sales technology stack continues to grow larger and larger for most companies. Someone finds a new way to use technology to achieve some kind of outcome, and it becomes another tool to make salespeople more efficient than ever, solving a problem that no one perceived as a problem until the product was created.You need a CRM to manage your customer relationships. Then you need to start adding additional capabilities, like allowing the prospective clients to schedule with the salesperson by clicking on a link in their email, a function that has to be most underutilized capability in the sales stack. Add to that a social selling component to allow salespeople to share content, a lead generation component, document management for contracts, quoting software, screen sharing, conference calling, video conferencing, and Slack for communication. There is seemingly no end to what a salesperson needs to sell effectively, even though you would do well to add up your monthly spend on technology and tools.The pictures I saw in the slide presentation showed a regular Swiss Army knife and one that was so large and unwieldy that it would be worthless to the person trying to use it. If I were to swap out the picture of the first knife, I would replace it with a pocket knife with a single blade, that blade representing the tool that lives between the salesperson’s ears, and the one tool that counts for more in the creation and capture of new opportunities than any other technology by a country mile.For many companies, the investment that is being driven into the latest and greatest technology would be better directed to the improving what matters most when it comes to generating results, and that is the salesperson themselves. Sharpening that tool will do more to help you produce better results more than anything else. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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