PVL stint a key building block for NU Lady Bulldogs

first_imgView comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The games are a form of collection of data. When they play in the UAAP, they will have a recollection of the plays that happened here,” Castillo said in Filipino.Other NU players such as Faith Nisperos, will still play in the juniors’ division with the Lady Bullpups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFormer Lady Bullpups Princess Robles, Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina and Jennifer Nierva are confirmed to play in Season 81.Castillo added that he is uncertain whether NU veteran Jorelle Singh will suit up. MOST READ NU coach Babes Castillo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBaliPure-National University head coach Babes Castillo is using the Water Defenders’ stint in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference as a way for the Lady Bulldogs to test themselves in the upcoming UAAP season.With the Lady Bulldogs’ 14-strong roster composed of nine rookies, Castillo is looking to help his incoming volleyball players to adapt to the intensity of the collegiate level.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t think Jorelle will play. We’re still talking to her,” Castillo said.Castillo looks to build camaraderie among the Lady Bulldogs when they join in the coming Open Conference.“Our plan is to bring the future NU collegiate team. Like I said, this team will be mostly first-year players so it is going to be a young team,” Castillo said. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial San Beda survives Adamson to barge into Filoil semis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Man drowns at St Cuthbert’s Mission

first_imgAn afternoon swim ended tragically for a young man after he drowned at St Cuthbert’s Mission, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The dead man has been identified as Orvin Tiwari. While details surrounding the incident were still sketchy at press time, Guyana Times understands that the young man was in St Cuthbert’s Mission and had gone for a swim.Drowned: Orvin TiwariFurther reports coming out from the area, disclosed that the water current was strong and pulled Tiwari out in the deep.A more detailed report will be in our Tuesday’s edition.last_img

Tedesco’s future in the balance after Schalke’s mauling at City

first_img“I am proud, even now, to be coach of Schalke 04.“Even in these difficult times, I like being here and giving my all.”Schalke’s director of sport Jochen Schneider, who has only been in office for a week, expects to make an announcement about Tedesco’s future on Thursday.“We couldn’t talk about that agenda directly after the game,” said Schneider before Schalke flew back to Germany on Wednesday.“We will use the next few hours to discuss things internally, then we will explain things tomorrow.”After winning the first-leg 3-2 in Gelsenkirchen, City ran riot at the Etihad Stadium with Sergio Aguero netting twice as the 7-0 win clinched a 10-2 aggregate victory in the last 16 tie.The drubbing was the joint-biggest ever win in the knockout stage of the Champions League, but won’t linger long in the memory given Schalke’s total lack of resistence. “I’m extremely disappointed. We fell apart. It was the worst we’ve had here since I was coach,” said Tedesco who took charge at the start of last season.“Of course it hurts. It’s difficult when you lose 7-0 to stand here. The next couple of weeks are going to be difficult.”Last season’s runners-up in the Bundesliga have now leaked 21 goals in losing all of their last five games.Schalke sit 14th in the Bundesliga table, just four points from the relegation places, and Tedesco could be gone even before Saturday’s home match against RB Leipzig.However, the 33-year-old says he will fight until the end.“I definitely believe in it, 100 percent,” said Tedesco when asked if he can still turn Schalke around.“Of course, we aren’t going to give up – if we don’t believe in ourselves, then who will?”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco has ruled out resigning despite Man City mauling © AFP / Paul ELLISBerlin, Germany, Mar 13 – Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco has ruled out resigning despite his side’s 7-0 mauling at Manchester City in the Champions League, but the club’s bosses are now deciding his future.“I haven’t given a second thought to changing anything on my side,” said Tedesco after the biggest European defeat in his club’s history on Tuesday.last_img read more

Writers get help from friends

first_imgBy Raquel Maria Dillon For The Associated Press Jay Leno rolled up to a picket line on his motorcycle with doughnuts for striking writers at NBC. Julia Louis-Dreyfus marched with writers at Warner Bros. in the shadow of a giant billboard advertising her CBS show, “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Even Democratic presidential candidates weighed in Monday to give writers a little help during the first day of their strike against movie studios and TV networks. Barack Obama said he stands with the writers and urged producers to work with them to end the strike. Hillary Clinton called for a contract that recognizes the contributions writers make to the entertainment industry. Each candidate has received more than $2 million in campaign contributions from the entertainment industry. In Burbank, Louis-Dreyfus wore a cap, sunglasses and Screen Actors Guild T-shirt as she joined strikers chanting, “Hey, hey, pencils down. Hollywood’s a union town.” “How this is resolved will directly affect our union, too,” she said, referring to the actors guild contract that expires next year. In New York, Tina Fey of “30 Rock” joined strikers outside Rockefeller Center, the headquarters of NBC. Ellen DeGeneres wasn’t spotted on the picket lines, but her publicist Kelly Bush said she took the day off in support of the writers on her daytime talk show. Noise and other disruptions caused by a picket line interfered with filming at a location being used for the CBS show “Cane.” About 20 writers chanted, screamed and used a bullhorn outside a cafe near the CBS lot in Studio City, causing the production to move back onto the nearby CBS lot. Tom Hogan, a location manager for the show, said filming began hours before the picketers arrived and involved a script that was finished several weeks ago. “But you know what? I support them,” said Hogan, a member of Teamsters Local 399, which represents truck drivers, casting directors and location managers. Strikers near Universal Studios marched across a freeway bridge and waved signs at passing motorists. Outside the landmark gate of Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue, drivers honked their horns in solidarity with writers. Despite the support, the financial reality of a work stoppage loomed large for many striking writers. Michelle Mulroney, 40, and her husband both write feature films. “I’m fortunate. I can strike for a while,” she said. “But most people I know will feel the crunch today.” Zoe Green, 26, certainly will. She sold her first pilot, but the strike is preventing her from writing the script. “This will be very tough for me personally, but I 100 percent support our cause,” said Green, who was on the picket line. “I’m going to be struggling on $6,000 until this ends.”160Want 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

GOP unveils ethics changes

first_imgWASHINGTON – Eager to shake off the shadow of corruption cast by recent lobbying and bribery scandals, Republicans unveiled sweeping ethics changes Tuesday that would limit politicians’ perks and could fundamentally change the tactics special-interest groups use on Capitol Hill. The proposal, spearheaded by Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, would ban lawmakers from accepting all corporate-sponsored trips; prohibit all but inconsequential gifts like baseball caps and T-shirts; and force lawmakers convicted of felonies to forfeit their congressional pensions. Dreier said GOP leaders also plan to make former House members wait two years before registering as lobbyists, instead of the current one year; and plan to pass separate legislation the day Congress returns to work Feb. 1 blocking former lawmakers who now work as lobbyists from the House floor and the congressional gymnasium. “I believe that this is a very, very, very exciting opportunity for us,” Dreier said. House Speaker Dennis Hastert noted that ethics concerns raised by the guilty pleas of lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former Rep. Duke Cunningham, R-Calif., involved violations of existing rules. But, he said, “I believe that to regain the trust of the American people that this institution must go further than prosecuting the bad actors.” He and Dreier said they hope to enact a comprehensive package by early March. Hastert said House Republicans also will consider limiting or abolishing “earmarks,” the pork-barrel spending often quietly slipped into laws at the last minute, and vowed to take on tax-exempt political interest groups called 527s that can accept unlimited contributions. “The real key to this issue is, of course, enhanced disclosure, transparency and accountability,” Dreier said. “We are going to place much more of the onus on the lobbying community.” Democrats, who will present their own ethics reform package today, accused Republicans of sidestepping their own responsibility by shifting the blame onto lobbyists. “The very Republican members of Congress who put America up for sale to the highest bidder have neither the ability, nor the credibility, to lead us in a new direction,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the leading Democrat on the House Rules Committee, which Dreier chairs. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, said many of the Republican reforms make sense, but noted that Hastert would have to approve every taxpayer-funded trip under the proposed reforms. He said Democrats need some assurance that the power will not be wielded with partisanship and suggested members be allow to use a small portion of their budget for travel. “We have to make sure we don’t invest more power in Hastert and call that ethics,” Sherman said. He and other Democrats and political analysts also criticized Republicans for ignoring campaign finance reform. “I think that they’re skirting the main part of the issue, which is the involvement of lobbyists in financing campaigns,” Sherman said. Added Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles, “There’s nothing about campaign finance, and most of the money that’s involved is campaign money, not trips.” He called the proposal to ban lobbyists who once served in the House from the floor and the gym as a “feel-good thing” and said the extension of the waiting period for registering will make the current seamless transition from politicians to influence-peddler more cumbersome, but not impossible. Indeed, asked if he will ban lobbyist spouses of former lawmakers from the House floor or gym, Dreier said he had not thought about that. In the Senate, John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said they will propose reforms that include bans on private travel and eliminating earmarks. “We’ve reached a tipping point now where the American people are saying `enough,”‘ McCain said. Lobbyists are already banned from paying for trips, but approved interest groups and think tanks can finance travel for speeches, meetings and fact-finding trips. Lawmakers also can now accept only gifts valued at under $50, with a ceiling of $100 from any one individual per year. Under the new rules, gifts worth more than $20 would be off-limits. Said Stern, “These are all steps in the right direction. It’s certainly much better than it was a year ago. Unfortunately, it shows that scandal drives reform.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Arsenal and Chelsea target could join Juventus but ‘still other options’

first_img1 Arsenal and Chelsea target Patrik Schick could join Juventus – but ‘there are still other options’.The striker was one of the breakout stars in Serie A this year for Sampdoria and clubs are now queuing up to sign him.Arsenal and Chelsea have both been heavily linked with the 21-year-old, who is said to have a £21m release-clause in his current contract.Juventus, however, have recently been viewed as the frontrunners for Schick as he would like to continue playing in Italy.But, when asked if he was set to join the Serie A champions, Schick told Czech news outlet iSport: “Juventus? It could be.“Everything is in play and there are still other options. I don’t know anything about it and I can’t comment on it.” Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick last_img


first_imgJoe Brolly has said that if Tyrone introduced puke football then Kerry are the little girl from “The Exorcist”.Joe Brolly’s war of words with Kerry doesn’t look like ending anytime soon, and he has launched another stinging attack on them in his column with Gaelic Life. Brolly was on the receiving end of some stick from Kieran Donaghy at the end of last week’s All-Ireland final, because of an article he wrote a few months previous saying the production line was dead in Kerry.However, what seems to be irking Brolly is the belief from Kerry supporters or former players such as Pat Spillane that suggest Kerry won last week’s decider against Donegal by sticking to their traditional core principles. However, it was clear they engaged in a blanket defence strategy, which ultimately led to a very poor All-Ireland final with scores at a premium.Brolly has said that if Tyrone introduced puke football then Kerry were the little girl in “The Exorcist” whose head revolves as machine guns the walls with a torrent of vomit.Brolly wrote,  “Gaelic football is now a race to the bottom. The debate about system v more skilful individuals has been emphatically settled.“Jimmy’s monster is already sweeping through club football. “Now that it has the endorsement of the Kingdom, that process will accelerate.“They will celebrate in Kerry, but for the first time ever, no one else will.But no one outside of the county wants any part of Sunday’s joyless, ugly travesty. So, well done Kerry, but you can get off your high horse now.“Maybe it’s only puke football if someone else is playing it.BROLLY – “TIME FOR KERRY TO GET OFF THAT HIGH HORSE” was last modified: September 29th, 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:Defencedonegalgaelic lifeJOE BROLLYKerrynewsSportSystemslast_img read more


first_imgHarps striker Ruairi Keating celebrates after a fine performance which was rounded off with a goal against Cobh Ramblers. Pic by Gary Foy.FINN HARPS secured three points with a good 5-0 win over Cobh Ramblers at Finn Park tonight – in dreadful conditions.The decision to give the game the go-ahead was taken just 90 minutes before kick-off.And players from both sides soon had to do battle with the elements as well as each other. Rain, hail and even snow poured down on Finn Park.The Donegal side took a deserved lead into half-time after a battling first 45.James Doherty prodded home the goal after Funston saw his shot saved and crossed from the rebound.Carel Tiofack, who had a couple of decent chances in the first half, added Harps second goal just three minutes after re-start after being set up Ruairi Keating. Keating was having a great game and fired in another shot in the 66th minute only to see Ramblers’ keeper Robert Birdsall save.Tiofack however picked up the ball and laid it off for Pat McCann, who had fired over just a couple of minutes earlier, smash the ball into the net, Birdsall’s touch not enough to keep the ball out.And four minutes later McCann added his second – and Harps fourth goal, with Keating again at the centre of things, McCann following up Keating’s saved effort.Keating got the goal he deserved, two minutes from the end to complete the 5-0 victory. FIVE-STAR HARPS BEAT THE SNOW – AND COBH RAMBLERS – TO BAG THREE POINTS! was last modified: March 21st, 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:2014Cobh RamblersDonegal Dailyfinn harpsLeague of IrelandMARCH 21last_img read more

Kings take their turn

first_imgDENVER — A good team captain will do anything to give his guys a boost, not that the Kings’ Mattias Norstrom particularly wants to volunteer for target-practice duty any time soon. The Kings trailed by two goals in the second period when Norstrom took a dangerous and dubious hit from Colorado’s Brad May directly in front of the penalty boxes, and the hit provided the impetus the Kings needed to rally for a 5-4 deficit over the Avalanche before 18,007 at the Pepsi Center. “I don’t know if that was the turning point, but we got a little fire back in our game,” Norstrom said. Craig Conroy provided the biggest spark, as he scored with 59 seconds remaining to break the tie. Conroy, who also had three assists, skated hard to the net and was in position when Alexander Frolov played the puck behind the net and fired a perfect centering pass to Conroy. In the Kings’ estimation, the hockey gods probably owed them one. Exactly two weeks after they blew a four-goal lead in their season opener at Dallas, the Kings trailed 4-1 early in the second period but managed to cut out their mistakes, particularly in net, and rally for their fifth victory in seven games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I can’t say we deserved to be down 4-1,” Norstrom said. “We deserved to win that game.” The victory drew smiles from most, but more of a sigh of relief from goaltender Mathieu Garon, who is locked into a rotation with Jason LaBarbera as the Kings remain unsure of their long-term plans. Garon endured a dreadful first period, in which he allowed three goals on the first eight shots he faced, but coach Andy Murray stuck with Garon, who saved 12 of 13 shots in the final two periods. “I was happy for Mathieu; that was a big win for him,” Murray said. “We stuck with him and he stuck with us. In my opinion, if we had removed him it would have been an excuse for the rest of the players, and we weren’t about to do that.” Murray’s faith was rewarded, particularly with 1:15 remaining in the second period when Garon stopped a breakaway attempt by Colorado’s Joe Sakic. The Kings tied the game 4-4 just 51 seconds later, when Eric Belanger whipped a cross-ice pass to Sean Avery for a one-time goal. center_img “(Murray) showed some confidence when he left me in,” Garon said. “It would have been easy to pull me out.” Murray’s message, sent by leaving Garon in the game, didn’t escape notice, “He said, ‘Mathieu is going to play the rest of the game and he’s going to shut them down,” and that’s what he did,” Conroy said. “He was able to make some key saves at key times in the game.” KINGS NOTES: Just three days after he suffered a groin strain, Robitaille played Wednesday. Robitaille hasn’t missed a game to injury since the 1999-2000 season. “We taped it and it feels pretty good,” Robitaille said. 160Want 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

DD Cooking: Trick or treat and lots to eat!

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s cooking columnist, Chef Martin Anderson of Sonder, shares his favourite Halloween treats with us!As promised I’m going to give you a few Halloween party food ideas, it’s not all about the nuts at this time of year, so make an ingredients list and get yourself organised. First thing to remember is that Halloween party food should be quick and easy to eat, it should be fun and no knives or forks allowed.Sticky, gooey & tasty – that’s the secret.Toffee apples are a great favourite but personally I find that they are difficult to make and they are tough on the teeth especially if you have somebody young eating them. So the best way to do them is to buy good quality milk or dairy chocolate and melt it gently in the microwave, select small eating apples and push a wooden lolly pop stick or wooden skewer through the apple, dip them into the chocolate and decorate with sprinkles, chopped nuts, m&ms or any edible cake decorations you can get. Line them up on a tray lined with baking parchment or even cling film and allow them to set, do these a day in advance but don’t put them in the fridge as they sweat.You may also cut the apples in wedges removing the core and then dip them in the chocolate on cocktail sticks, just as tasty!S’mores are another fantastic treat, in America they are made with crackers but you can use digestive biscuits.Line a baking tray with digestive biscuits and place a large marshmallow on each biscuit heat gently under the grill until they begin to brown & melt, when melted remove from the grill and place another biscuit on top to make marshmallow sandwiches, squeeze them a little so they ooze out over the edge, eat them straight away, so tasty.Date & peanut butter balls are another easy fun treat to make.In a blender add 2 large tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter, add 20 stoned dates and blend well together – if it’s too thick you may add a little water but be careful not too much.When blended scrape out the mix into a bowl and chill it for a half hour. When chilled divide the mix into small falls and roll them in the palm of your hand. Dip in melted chocolate and allow to set, these are so tasty and not to sweet either. Toasted marshmallows are easy to make as well, make sure you use big marshmallows and skewer them on BBQ skewers, toast them on an open flame until the begin to brown. If you don’t have a fire a DIY blow torch will do the same job, be careful as they get really hot any you’ll burn your wee lips.When it comes to savoury food the sky’s the limit for Halloween parties, make sure you have bite size pieces of finger foods again, I really I don’t think anyone actually makes finger foods these days, with every supermarket, deli or frozen food supplier selling these either fresh or frozen, it is impossible to recreate these such a cheap price at home and anyway who wants the bother of making food when you have all that dressing up to do!Remember to have spicy and not so spicy food available and a few wee dips too, everyone loves to dip!Finally at this time of year another fantastic treat is pecan pie, pecans are expensive but well worth the money, our friends at Cafe Banba make amazing pecan tray-bakes which we serve daily. Make this recipe a day in advance so that the pie is well set. So that’s it have a great Halloween night, we will be in fancy dress tomorrow the 29th in Sonder just for fun, with donations going to charity and a prize for the best dressed adult & child.Follow us on snap chat @cheftothestars or Facebook!Pecan pie recipeFirstly you will need to make the sugar pastry, this is the greatest sweet pastry recipe you will ever get, it was given to me by a French pasty chef in the 80’s and as given to him when he was a trainee chef in the 60’s! The old recipes are the best.Make the pasty a day in advance to get the best resultsSugar pastry:250g of softened butter/margarine.180g of castor sugar4 drops of vanilla essence.2 large eggs.500g of plain flour, sieved½ tsp of fine saltMethod:>Beat the sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy.>Add the vanilla and mix in the eggs one at a time.>Sieve the flour and salt and add to the mix, blend with your hand until you make dough.>Turn out onto a floured table and knead lightly>Refrigerate and use as required.>Before using knead lightly, this will stop the pastry cracking.Pecan pie:You will need half your sugar pastry recipe.For the filling:3 eggs, beaten.110g of brown sugar.4 table spoons of golden syrup.50g of melted butter.200g of pecan nuts. Whole or chopped.1 tsp of Vanilla essence.Method:>Pre-heat your oven to 170c>Roll your pastry to ½ inch thickness and line your pie tin. Pricking the base of the pastry. (This stops the pastry from rising)>In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, golden syrup, vanilla essence and melted butter, add your nuts and pour into your pastry.>Bake until the pastry begins to colour and turn down and cook until set, remove from the oven and allow to cool.>Serve hot or cold with ice-cream or why not try some crème fraiche for a tangy taste!DD Cooking: Trick or treat and lots to eat! was last modified: October 29th, 2016 by Martin AndersonShare 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