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Kung Fu lets Golden Tigresses recover during Holy Week

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The Golden Tigresses are also in the league’s mediocrity in terms of service, ranking third with 2.00 aces per set and fourth-best in digging with 14.20 digs per set.There, however, stands a paradox in UST’s numbers as the Golden Tigresses are seventh in setting with an average mark of 7.12 sets per period but are the second best in spikes with a success rate of 30.77.Although Reyes gave his players the short vacation, he wants them to train by themselves and do at least minimal conditioning exercises.“The skills are already there, but the conditioning should always be maintained,” said Reyes. “In three or four days, if they don’t move about, that conditioning will be gone.”“And of course they shouldn’t forget about their obligations as Catholics, they should use this time to fulfill that duty.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Top seed Lady Spikers not slowing down University of Santo Tomas has stumbled into a positive turn this late into the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament after winning two straight games that brought its record to 4-7.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil This little winning run came after the Golden Tigresses lost five straight games across the first and second rounds and after overcoming such adversity, head coach Kung Fu Reyes wants his team to lay low for the Holy Week.Reyes said he wants his players, especially those who have suffered injuries during the season like libero Rica Rivera and rookie Milena Alessandrini, to rest up.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 crown“This break will help them recover especially those we got injured,” said Reyes in Filipino. “They can recover their muscles and of course they will have the time to go to their loved ones and that might even inspire them to play better once they see their parents.”UST has fared between decent and disappointing this season, placing dead last in receptions with an efficiency rating of 22.54 percent and being fifth-best in blocking with an average of 1.88 blocks per set. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Copyright legislation, a shot in the foot

first_imgDear Editor,I hope the intention behind these laws is to protect local content producers and not to prostrate to some external force, like the Motion Picture Association of America.Intentions aside, in my humble opinion it is extremely short sighted. Foreign sourced movies and music represent 99% of the entertainment media circulating Guyana. I challenge anyone to show me how enforcing copyright will make local producers any significant gain. If anything, it will be damaging to them, piracy has proven to be a big driver in increasing audiences and mindshare across the industry. In fact, movie companies leak movies to tantalize audiences, and increase their box office returns.Economically, it is converting all the DVDs, CDs into massive profits for foreign companies and exporting even more of Guyana’s wealth outside the borders where it will not circulate to profit a Guyanese. On average a DVD or CD is twenty (20) USD, which translates to $4000.00 GYD. Is the Guyanese public now paying taxes to pass laws and pay enforcement officials to fill the coffers of first world companies? This is extremely harmful to the Guyanese people.Another extremely troubling scenario is the extent of the copyright legislation. Will it extend to software? Leaving out the private sector, I know government agencies that run pirated software. Will they be paying all the license fees for all of their users now? This is the government shooting itself in the foot.To the ethics of this matter, we should remember, not too long ago when Guyana had a trademark case against a US sugar company about the use of the name “Demerara Gold”. Guyana lost that case when in fact “Demerara” is the actual description of the source of the sugar in Guyana and the foreign company had no such basis.The world is governed like a business and we should reflect on the fact that while the US was in its developing phase, they paid no respect to intellectual property rights of others and they stole inventions to advance themselves.Now that they find themselves in the driver’s seat, they changed the rules of the game to suit their pockets and are belligerent in getting every penny for any intellectual property they deem to be owed to them. I implore the runners of this country to be practical and not shoot Guyana in the foot.Sincerely,Yogistra Andersonlast_img read more

‘My Son is Dying, Please Help’

first_imgSeven-year-old G. Monnie Potter, who is suffering from a serious eye defect, may lose his sight or die unless his father’s plea for assistance receives urgent attention from philanthropists.Mr. Bobby Potter said his son is current enduring, “pain which my son cannot bear anymore and I’m appealing for urgent help for him.”“My son is paralyzed and partially blind; his head and legs are swollen and his mouth and Tongue are twisted,” he said almost in tears.Little G. Potter and his parents are residents of Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County but he is currently admitted at the Tappita Hospital for a CT Scan Test, costing the family U$100, according to Mr. Potter.His mother Mamie Potter, also in tears, told the Daily Observer Monday evening that the family visited several medical centers but her son’s condition has not changed for the better.“We’ve spent all the money we have and we now have no money to settle his future medical bills,” she said. “My husband is not working; we are begging everybody in the name of God to come to our aid.”“I love my son so much and I don’t want his eyes to get damaged or for him to die from this sickness,” she sobbed.The Daily Observer learned that due to the disturbing condition, Little Potter’s health has rapidly declined and doctors have advised that the family take the child out of Liberia to seek advanced medical treatment.The possibility of his recovery, according to the boy’s father, now centers heavily on the availability of money to pay his medical bill.  When little Potter’s situation started in 2013, the family was allegedly told that it was malaria. “I took him to CEM Clinic in Buchanan and the nurses said it was malaria and they gave him treatment,” Mrs. Porter said, adding: “but few days later, his left eye started swollen.” She said the boy was taken back to the clinic where the nurses said his situation was now the result of an infection in the blood, a report, which was also confirmed by doctors at the St. Peter’s Catholic Hospital in Buchanan.He was treated for his condition but there was no improvement, according to the mother, and a recommendation was made for an advanced treatment abroad. “The doctor at the government hospital said we should take the boy to the JFK in Monrovia for better treatment,” the sick child’s mom said.Little Potter was born on January 28, 2007 in Gaye Town Old Road, Monrovia. He was a very healthy, smart and handsome kid, the mother said. He attended the Children Future Day Care School in Buchanan. For help of any kind, you can contact Mr. H. Bobby Potter on the following numbers: 0777075940/ 0886587394/0777409553. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgCarrick Vocational School are the county champions.They saw off Carndonagh Community School in the final today.The south Donegal lads won by a ten-point margin in a superb game played in bitterly cold conditions. Ryan Gillespie was Carrick’s man of the match, hitting goals either side of half-time.The final scoreline was Carrick 3-11 Carndonagh 0-09.   GAA: CARRICK SEE OFF CARN IN SCHOOLS FINAL was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: CARRICK SEE OFF CARN IN SCHOOLS FINALlast_img read more


first_imgTHE brother of killed journalist Eugene Moloney has said two families had been destroyed by the attack which left the 55-year-old dead.Gary Burch, 21, of Kennington Close, Templeogue, County Dublin, today pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Eugene on Camden Street on 24 June 2012.He was jailed for five years, with the last two years of the sentence was suspended. Mr Moloney was born in England, grew in Belfast but had family connections to both Donegal and Derry.His brother Shaun lives in Fahan.In a victim impact statement to the court Shaun Moloney criticised the violent street culture in many parts of Ireland.Speaking outside the court, he said: “We came here today to get justice for Eugene and the judge did her very best.“When you looked at the other family, you could see what a sorry day it is for both families. No amount of justice will bring our brother back. The other man’s life is ruined.”Eugene was frequent visitor to Donegal – and saw it has ‘home’. He was laid to rest in Fahan after his death.He began his career at the Irish News in Belfast before moving to the Irish Independent in Dublin where he worked for 20 years, often covering the North.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard Burch had drunk ten bottles of beer and a couple of shots when he punched Mr Moloney in the head.Today Burch apologised to the Moloney family in court.TWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, SAYS BROTHER OF KILLED JOURNALIST was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SAYS BROTHER OF KILLED JOURNALISTTWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYEDlast_img read more

Zeta Opens a Factory, Continues Prefab Quest

first_imgWhen we last focused on Zeta Communities’ push into prefab construction, back in June, the company was leasing and operating the space it would need to make modules for its projects, which included a 30-unit building of student efficiency housing, some planned commercial projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, and, most prominently, two net-zero-energy demonstration townhomes in nearby Oakland.On Monday, however, Zeta opened a 91,000-sq.-ft. factory of its very own in Sacramento County, in north-central California, further anchoring its commitment to – and financial investment in – prefab design and construction. At least part of the justification for the move, a New York Times Green Inc. blog noted last week, is that interest in the demo townhomes has left Zeta “flush with orders.”Plans for growthWhat’s more, the company has ambitions to open factories throughout the country to more efficiently service developers interested in the Zeta product, which is designed to be built, delivered, and installed for less money, and with a more tightly sealed envelope, than comparable onsite construction. The two-bedroom Oakland townhouses, at about 1,540 sq. ft. apiece, priced out at about $165 a square foot, or $258,000, not including land, foundation, and other site work costs, according to Zeta CEO Naomi Porat, who added that the overall price is about 10% to 15% under those for comparable site-built urban infill projects.Once it’s running at full capacity, the factory, which was an Air Force hangar before it was converted for prefab construction, could employ as many as 200 people and produce as many as 400 prefab homes a year. Zeta wants to be the country’s first large-scale builder of net-zero-energy homes and, if interest in its product holds up, would like to open as many as 15 other factories over the next five to seven years, notes Greentech Media.last_img read more

Striking medical students threatened with legal action

first_imgCalcutta Medical College and Hospital authorities have threatened to take legal action against the students on the ninth day of their hunger strike in the State capital’s premier medical institution.The acting principal of the college, Dr. Ramanuj Sinha, told the striking students on Wednesday that “legal actions will be initiated” if any of the students falls sick, claimed some students.“It is seriously unfortunate that the authorities are threatening us instead of addressing our grievances,” said Soumyadeep Roy, a third-year student.The ongoing protests are against the college authority’s decision to allocate an 11-storey boys’ hostel to newcomers when the senior students do not have proper accommodation.Four students had previously fallen seriously ill and had to be given medical attention. The students said that they will sit on a mass hunger strike soon.last_img read more

Sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ successfully test-fired

first_imgThe Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully test fired the underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha.“It is the sixth development flight trial with objective to prove the repeatability of boost phase, cruise phase using way point navigation at very low altitudes,” DRDO said in a statement adding the missile demonstrated its sea-skimming capability to cruise at very low altitudes.Nirbhay has a range of 1000 km and can fly very low to the ground to avoid detection by enemy radar called terrain hugging capability. “During today’s test, the missile demonstrated the terrain hugging capability by covered way-points as low as 5 m to maximum 2.5 km (altitude),” a defence source said.At each waypoint the altitude was varied and it had a sustained flight at different altitudes including at 5m. “It was tested upto a range of 700 km,” the source stated.Of the six test trials, three were failed and three were successful. No other indigenous missile has been tested at such altitude, the source added.The missile was primarily designed and developed by the Advanced Defence Establishment of DRDO located in Bengaluru in cooperation with other DRDO laboratories.Once inducted, Nirbhay, similar to U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile, will give Indian armed forces a long range standoff capability to strike targets on land.The missile took off vertically turning horizontally into desired direction, booster separated, wing deployed, engine started and cruised all the intended waypoints, DRDO stated and added the entire flight was fully tracked by a chain of electro optical tracking systems, radars and ground telemetry systems deployed all along the sea coast.last_img read more

Indian men win, women lose tamely

first_imgSomdev Devvarman and Karan Rastogi steered India to a 3-0 whitewash against a lowly Qatar in the Asian Games men’s tennis competition, but got crashed out of the women’s team event after being drubbed 0-3 by Indonesia in the first round, in Guangzhou on today.Rastogi gave India a blistering start with a 6-1 6-1 demolition of Al Mutawa Jabor Mohammed in 46 minutes, before Somdev showed equally ruthless approach in brushing aside Zayed Mousa Shanon in 38 minutes in the centre court of the Aoti Tennis centre.Somdev later combined forces with Sanam Singh and outclassed Zayid Mubarak Shannan and Al Haretth Abdulrahman Ali 6-0 6-1 to complete the rout.Rastogi, who served two second-set aces and hit 15 service winners in all, broke his Qatar rival Al Mutawa in the second game of the first set but was broken back immediately.However, he picked up his pace soon after to go 3-1 up with his second service break and then did not drop a single game to win the opening set 6-1 in 22 minutes.The Indian player grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second set before he dropped his serve, but then surged to take the next three games for the set and match.Thereafter, 25-year-old Indian No 1 singles player Somdev, ranked 106 in the world, fired an ace each in the two sets and hit 16 service winners.After clinching the opening set in only 16 minutes, Somdev allowed his rival to hold his serve once before closing out the second in 22 minutes.advertisement”I played very well. It is a good start and it is also a good experience for me. I think I can do a good job in the next matches,” Somdev said after his easy victory.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more