LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Fajardo was a spiker in high school before she was turned into a setter a year before her first international tournament.“When I became part of the RP [Republic of the Philippines] Youth, I was just converted to a setter and it wasn’t a year even before I was playing in an international tournament,” said Fajardo.“And of course Roselle has tried out for the team, and what do we know on what she did during the tryouts? We should never be a hindrance to her development as an athlete.”ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ View comments Rain or Shine’s Washington reaches 5,000 points Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kim Fajardo, the longtime skipper of De La Salle University, wanted all those who have nothing positive to say about Baliton to just zip it.“Let’s give the kid a chance to show what she can do, and you all should stop bashing her online because that can cause her confidence to dip,” said Fajardo after their three-set sweep of University of the Philippines, 27-25, 25-11, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“When you continue bashing her she might think ‘am I that bad?’ or ‘am I that weak? Am I that bad at setting up my teammates?’Baliton played the setter position for the first time this Season 79 after spending much of her career as a middle blocker due to her 6-foot frame, and this became Fajardo’s point of similarity. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu DLSU Lady Spikers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRoselle Baliton has been on the crossfire of Internet know-it-alls after she was chosen as one of the setters of the 25-woman pool the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas formed.On Sunday, though, University of the East’s playmaker got a major voice of support.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot
Jamaican martial artists from five organisations, bolstered by members of Jamaica’s male and female combined martial arts teams, in addition to participants in the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwon-Do High School League, are aiming at another record-breaking performance at the June 28-July 2 United States Open in Orlando, Florida. Last year, Jamaica won 80 medals at the International Sports Karate Association-sanctioned event, eight fewer than 2015, but made up in quality where they lost out on quantity by bagging 34 gold, one more than the previous year. The performance drew congratulations from Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who lauded the delegation. INSPIRING SUCCESS “Both junior and senior players from the martial arts – tae kwon do, karate and Seido – have been flying the Jamaican flag really high. I have been following their impressive progress and the success is inspiring, to say the least,” said the sports minister, whose commendations, head of delegation Jason McKay said, will serve to spur the team, especially the high-school children. “You would not believe how much it meant, to the children especially, to read in the newspaper that the country’s sports minister was congratulating them,” McKay pointed out. In addition to seasoned veterans from the combined martial arts teams, children from Jamaica Taekwon-Do Centre, Ultimate Taekwon-Do, Mandeville Taekwon-Do, Rising Sun Karate, Future Leaders Karate and high schools, led by defending league champions Calabar, Jamaica College, Kingston College, Wolmer’s and St George’s College will vie for US Open titles in continuous, points and clash sparring. Among the highlights of the US Open will be Jamaica’s female combined team taking on their regional rivals in the Caribbean Taekwon-Do Cup to open the tournament on Thursday, and close the Night of Champions, an ESPN-televised event in which multiple ISKA World Champion Subrina Richards will face 2015 International Taekwon-Do Federation Camila Canut of Argentina.
LONDON (AP): Everton completed the treble-signing of Brazil midfielder Bernard from Shakhtar Donetsk, along with Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, as the Toffees further strengthened their squad for the new season on Thursday. All three deals were announced in the final hour of the English transfer window, which closed at 5 p.m. local time. Bernard, who joins on a four-year deal, cited the club’s new manager Marco Silva as a key factor for his move. “I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me,” said Bernard, who left Shakhtar earlier this summer at the end of his contract. Barcelona confirmed they had reached an agreement to sell Colombia defender Mina, 23, to Everton for around €31 million (US$36 million) – with a buy-back clause for Barcelona – while Portugal midfielder Gomes, 25, heads to Goodison Park on a season-long loan. The trio join forward Richarlison and full-back Lucas Digne as high-profile arrivals at Everton during the transfer window.
The City of Royesville in Lower Montserrado County now has its first high school, the US$250,000 Rebecca James Memorial High School, which was recently dedicated and turned over to the government. Presenting the keys of the school complex to representatives of the Ministry of Education, Liberia YMCA vice chairman for Finance, Abraham Samukai, expressed appreciation to the memory of the late Madam Rebecca James and for her contribution towards the children of Royesville.“The challenges of young people she may have experienced in Royesville owing to the lack of a high school led Madam James in doing what she has done for you all,” Mr. Samukai said. Receiving the keys, outgoing Deputy Education Minister for Instruction, Hawah Goll-Kotchi asked for a minute of silence in memory of Madam James and spoke highly of her worthwhile contribution to the people of Royesville. Madam Goll-Kotchi, through a family member, Momo Lee, thanked Madam James for dedicating her treasure so that the children of Royesville can be educated. It was also learned US$22,000 of the US$250, 000 (9%) came from Liberia YMCA, as a subsidy to the project. Minister Goll-Kotchie praised Liberia YMCA for the stewardship and results delivered on the project.Speaking to the challenges in the Liberian educational system, she told the gathering that the MOE will not accept volunteer teachers as the ministry wants qualified teachers, citing the mass failure in WAEC Exams. She reaffirmed government commitment to improving quality education in the country.Earlier, the National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, Mr. E. Edward Gboe, described the late Madam James as a true patriot. He praised the support of the MOE, the local leadership of Royesville and the international division of the US YMCA for the successful completion of the educational complex.He said it is good that Royesville now has a high school as many children upon completing junior high school in the township leave to attend schools either in Tubmanburg, Bomi County or Monrovia.Mr. Gboe put the cost of the facility and its associated management and legal fees at about US$250,000 with 9% (or US$22,000) of the total cost subsidized by Liberia YMCA.The Commissioner of Royesville, Edwin Mathies, thanked the YMCA for the construction of the school. “Statistics show that 57 percent of contracts given to Liberian firms are incomplete, but in the case of YMCA, you have completed 100 percent,” Commissioner Mathies said. He appealed to the MOE and Montserrado Electoral District #7 Representative, William Dikel, to assist the school with equipment and instructional materials. “The YMCA has done its part; now you must fulfill your duty on the tripartite agreement entered into by the YMCA, the MOE and the Township of Royesville. The YMCA has completed its part,” Commissioner Mathies said. In remarks, Rep. Dikel praised the Late Madam Rebecca James for her thoughtful consideration of Royesville, – adding, “Even through darker days, there are people who mean well.” He also thanked the elders and people of Royesville and the Parent Teacher Association of the School for their assistance in getting the school constructed and recommitted to advocate for projects, including support to the school, and allocations by the Legislature in the national budget.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000In May 2016 Max Verstappen became the youngest winner of a Grand Prix when he triumphed at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain at the age of 18 years and 228 daysLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 4 -Max Verstappen says Red Bull would consider 2017 to be a successful season if they can join the hunt for race wins before the end of the championship.Although Red Bull have expected to be the thick of the fight this season, the Milton Keynes squad missed the mark with the new aerodynamic regulations. As such they have fallen to third out on track and in the standings, managing just three podium finishes in six races.Verstappen, though, is still hoping they can recover.Asked by Crash.net what it would take to make 2017 a successful season, he replied: “If we close the gap, and that we’re fighting for victories at the end of the season.“At the moment that’s still not the case, we have to focus race by race if we can improve on the car.“We need more grip on the car, as soon as we have more grip then even if the car drives a bit differently I’ll adapt to the situation. I think that’s the key.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
With just over three months left before the campaign begins, there is concern about the preparations of the team especially without a top boss.This comes even as competitors Zimbabwe on Wednesday named former South Africa head coach Peter de Villiers as the national team coach ahead of the qualifiers, clearly stating their intent at battling for the single available automatic World Cup ticket.Kenya came inches close to qualifying for the 2015 World Cup but a lapse in concentration saw them loose to Zimbabwe in their final match and lose the spot to Namibia.However, Team manager Wangila Simiyu says they are not ready to commit the same mistakes and remains confident the team has the right hunger to vie for the automatic ticket to Japan.Kenya Simba’s Martin Owila with teammates during training. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“The motivation of the players is great and so far so good in training. The players are looking focused and hopefully we can keep this momentum,” Simiyu told Capital Sport.The squad which is mostly comprised of players from reigning Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup champions KCB is expected to be beefed up with 12 more to make a compact number of 30 by the end of the month.“We are following the Kenya Cup keenly and there are several players who have put their hands up for selection. We want to have the strongest team possible and we will ensure we pick the best,” Simiyu added.The Simbas are expected to pitch a two day high altitude camp on the 17th and 18th of this month with a further two week period suggested close to the competition, but location is subject to availability of funds.“We know the challenges we are facing because of finance but at the same time we want to have good preparations. We have proposed at least three test matches before Morocco and we are also looking at the Elgon Cup which will help us gauge the team,” added Simiyu.Kenya plays away to Morocco on June 23 before facing Zimbabwe seven days later at the RFUEA Grounds. The Simbas then face neighbours Uganda on July 7 at home, then Tunisia on August 11, before facing a potential decider away to Namibia on August 18.Leo Seje in full flight with Vincent Mose in support as Kenya played Hong Kong in Cup of Nations action at the Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday 18 November 2017The winner of the six-nation tournament will automatically qualify for the World Cup while the second placed team will be subjected to a four-nation repacharge tournament that will involve a team each from the Americas, Europe and AsiaSimbas squad in training:Oscar Simiyu, Darwin Mukidza, Peter Kilonzo, Jacob Ojee, Davis Chenge, Curtis Lilako, Martin Owila, Michael Wanjala (KCB), Stephen Otieno, Philip Ikambili (Homeboyz), Samson Onsomu, Leo Seje, Nato Simiyu, Dennis Karani (Impala Saracens), Wilson Kopondo (Kenya Harlequins), George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), Elkeans Musonye, Alex Olaba (Strathmore Leos).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Simbas’ Davis Chenge with teammates during a past training session PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 7- A squad of 18 national rugby 15s players led by skipper Wilson Kopondo commenced training this week ahead of the Japan 2019 World Cup Qualifiers which begin in June with an away trip to Morocco.The team remains under the tutelage of backs coach Charles Ngovi and forwards coach Dominique Habimana, with the Kenya Rugby Union yet to name Jerome Paarwater’s successor after the South African left his role as head coach of the Simbas last December.
Where: SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall Wednesday, June 13 Health: Cancer survivor celebration of life What: Celebration of Life is an opportunity to rejoice in the gift of life – to come together to recognize those who are living with, through and beyond cancer. As part of our celebration, there will be a release of doves as a sign of hope. For information, call (888) 432-5464. When: noon-1 p.m. Where: Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 26357 McBean Parkway, Valencia General: Debutante program information night What: Young women and their parents from the Santa Clarita Valley and nearby communities are invited to learn about the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild’s Silver Rose Debutante Program at an informational meeting and tour. The meeting will introduce attendees to the program’s educational, social and financial components. Seniors in high school and college freshman are eligible to participate in the program. The Guild also offers a Junior Debutante Program for juniors in high school. For more information, call (661) 253-8082. When: 7 p.m. Where: Greeley Education Room A, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia Thursday, June 14 Clubs: SCV Quilt Guild meets What: The SCV Quilt Guild will meet for a fun evening of quilting-related action. The meeting will also include a Show and Share of members’ quilt works and refreshments. Walk-ins are welcome. The Guild meets the second Thursday of each month. For information about the meetings or the group’s charity work, call (661) 298-1385, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Guild’s Web site at www.scvquiltguild.org. When: 7-9 p.m. Where: Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus Clubs: Sierra Club meeting What: Jill Bays from the Transition Habitat Conservancy will be the speaker at this month’s meeting. For information, call Henry Shultz at (661) 284-5613. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia Friday, June 15 Nightlife: J.R.’s Comedy Club What: J.R.’s Comedy Club features all-star comedians from HBO, Comedy Central and The Tonight Show every Friday and Saturday night. $12 cover with a two item minimum (special event pricing may differ) $23.99 for dinner and the show. Call for reservations (661) 259-2291 www.comedyinvalencia.com. When: 9 p.m. Where: Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia Saturday, June 16 Clubs: Community Hiking Club hike What: Join Santa Clarita’s new Community Hiking Club on a moderate, 5-mile birding hike to a waterfall and owl habitat. A birds of prey lecture will precede the hike. Hikers will carpool and caravan to the trailhead. For information, call Frank Hoffman at the Nature Center at (661) 259-7721, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.californiawild.org/santaclarita/Hiking.html. When: 8 a.m. lecture, 9:30 a.m. hike Where: Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall Classes: Landscape education class What: This month’s free landscaping class will teach turf selection and maintenance. Castaic Lake Water Agency is located at the top of the driveway above Central Park. For information, call Karen Denkinger at (661) 513-1230. When: 9 a.m.-noon Where: Castaic Lake Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus Charity: Spring book sale Posted by: Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley What: The Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley will hold a used book sale June 16 at Valencia Library. A members only pre-sale will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 15. Funds from the sales will benefit the libraries of Santa Clarita. Donations of gently used books will be received at the Valencia Library, but no magazines or encyclopedias, please. For information, call Pauline at (661) 259-3681 or Dorothy at (661) 252-3980. When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Valencia Library meeting room, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Day Activities: Skateboarding Expression Session What: Skateboard competition with neighborhood kids ages 8 to 16! Music and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. For information, call (661) 222-9536. When: noon-2 p.m. Where: Richard Rioux Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch Theater: Santa Clarita Ballet presents “Coppelia” What: This delightful and funny story tells the tale of broken promises and nearly lost love, all because of a life-sized doll named Coppelia. The whole family will enjoy this beautiful ballet. Tickets are $22-$28. For information or tickets, call (661) 251-6844. When: 2 and 8 p.m. Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunday, June 10 Music: Popular singer to perform at church service What: Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley will be joined by singer Vann Johnson during their Sunday morning services. Unitarian Universalists (UU’s) draw upon the teachings of many of the world’s faiths to help individuals build their own theology. For directions and further information, visit www.UUofSCV.org or call (661) 254-7866. When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
It would have held a revered title as the city’s official Angel Tree, a distinction claimed for decades by another evergreen just a few yards north. That tree was chopped down this year to make way for construction of a new library. Though it was the city’s Christmas tree for 20 years, it also was an aesthetic disappointment because of its odd shape. Officials finally acknowledged this week that the new tree just isn’t worthy of becoming Lawndale’s Angel Tree. “It never flourished like it was supposed to,” Mayor Harold Hofmann said. “It’s not the tree it was supposed to be.” Councilman Jim Ramsey called it “a scrawny looking sucker.” On Tuesday, the council accepted an offer from the Rev. Tom Murray of Christian Heritage Church to donate a grown, boxed Canary Island Pine tree. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER The most famous tree in Lawndale was surely going to be a big disappointment this holiday season. The gaunt frame of the sickly pine outside City Hall was to be topped with a majestic angel, its sparse limbs draped with bright lights. The existing tree will be cut down, and replaced with the new $3,000 tree. “It’s going to be the official tree for the city,” Ramsey said. “It will be decorated and set up.” Murray said his church first offered to give the city a tree when a resident complained about cutting down the original Angel Tree for the new library. “In one of the discussions, a reason not to bring in the library was because they were going to destroy the Angel Tree,” Murray told the council Tuesday. He said that he proposed giving the city a new tree then to ensure the library would be built. He said his mother and some friends have already agreed to chip in to pay for the Canary Island Pine. The city will cover the estimated $2,000 cost of planting the new tree, City Manager Keith Breskin said. He said they plan to buy a second tree to plant elsewhere, to replace the sickly tree that will be removed. “Instead of replanting the tree that’s out here that’s not in the best of health, we’ll do the same as if we had replanted that tree,” Breskin said. “So we’re not losing a tree.” It will be planted before the Angel Tree ceremony and Christmas celebration on Nov. 30, he said. The celebration will be at Jane Adams Park instead of outside City Hall, where it has been in years past. Snow will be trucked in, Santa Claus and his sleigh will arrive and, a few blocks away, as it has for years and years, an ample Angel Tree will be lit. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
If you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events.That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web professionals events for southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. It might be cold this month in our area, but there are several meetups, learning opportunities, and networking events for you to enjoy. An accessibili-tea time, Michigan UXPA kickoff meeting, and World IA Day are a few of the events you’ll discover in the February 2018 event calendar.While I don’t attend every event on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. I’d love to meet you. When you see me, stop by and say hi!Accessibili-Tea Time (or Coffee, etc.)Date: February 4, 2018 at 6:30pmLocation: Espresso Royale in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to Expresso Royale)Cost: free, pre-registration requested You’re invited to a casual meetup of the Ann Arbor Web Accessibility group to chat about your accessibility projects, issues, questions, and get to know other members of the meetup group.Michigan UXPA 2018 Kickoff MeetingDate: February 7, 2018, 6:30pmLocation: University of Michigan-Dearborn Mardigan Library, Room 1211 (map and directions to Mardigan Library)Cost: free, pre-registration requestedWhat would you like to see from your Michigan User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) in 2018? Share your ideas for events, workshops, talks, conferences etc. at our open meeting.Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you’re a Michigan UXPA chapter member, UXPA International member, or you’re not yet a member, but interested in user experience.DailyDetroit.com and Learn About GutenbergDate: February 12, 2018 at 6:30pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $5.00, pre-registration requiredJoin the Metro Detroit WordPress for our February meetup when we have two presentations:Jeremiah Staes, founder and editor-in-chief of DailyDetroit.com will discuss how he uses WordPress to run a large websiteRJ Mey will discuss Gutenberg, what it is and how it will change editing in WordPressKickoff 2018 with some Accessibility Basics! (Rescheduled!)Date: February 12, 2018 at 6:00pmLocation: Deque Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to Deque Labs)Cost: free, pre-registration required Enjoy an evening of food, conversation, and short accessibility talks at the Ann Arbor Web Accessibility kickoff event. Topics and presenters include:Accessibility for Everyone, Chris DeMarsUsing Personas to Include People with Disabilities, Caitlin GeierShare A WordPress Tip or PluginDate: February 20, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pmLocation: Grand Traverse Pie in Plymouth, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Traverse Pie)Cost: $4.00 pre-registration is requiredThis month, members of our West Metro Detroit WordPress group will share their favorite plugins or tips for using WordPress. Come and learn great ideas for how to improve your WordPress site or solve a problem!World Information Architecture (IA) Day Ann ArborDate: February 24, 2018 from 8:30am to 5:00pmLocation: University of Michigan, Michigan League Ballroom in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to Michigan League)Cost: Free or $15 (you get a t-shirt!) pre-registration is requiredThe seventh annual World IA Day: Ann Arbor is a one-day event bringing together our community of academics, practitioners, technologists and students to explore how we can use information architecture to make the world a better place.You’ll hear from and meet local information architects as well as University of Michigan students in the School of Information Science. This year’s event proudly features keynote speaker Peter Morville, co-author of Information Architecture for the Web, and Beyond (now in its fourth edition).Coffee, Tea & Camaraderie! Date: February 28, 2018 at 8:30amLocation: The Apparatus Room in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to The Apparatus Room)Cost: $1.00, pre-registration required to ensure accurate RSVP countJoin Detroit User Experience for their monthly coffee, tea & camaraderie meetup! Swap stories and get to know one another, all while sipping a great beverage.Share EventsIt’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. Do you know of any metro Detroit events not on the list? Share them in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedJanuary 2018 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio? Find out in my monthly events calendar! 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Corrtney Schmidt, Neillsville, bends to get under a ball during Oct. 12 volleyball competition at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield. The Marauders got a big win to finish the regular season, beating UW-Fox Valley 3-0 — 25-15, 25-14, and 25-11. The team finishes with an overall record of 4-4, 2-2 conference, and will next head to state competition at JustAgame Fieldhouse, Wisconsin Dells. Hub City Times staff photo